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Philips PF9966 Series LCD TV (23",26",32",42",50")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 409 reviews of Philips PF9966 Series LCD TV (23",26",32",42",50"). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the durability and price. The design and sound also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and tuner. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

image quality, sound, design, price, durability

remote control, tuner, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PF9966 Series LCD TV (23",26",32",42",50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Philips PF9966 Series LCD TV (23",26",32",42",50")


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Philips PF9966 Series LCD TV (23",26",32",42",50") from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Many are negative about the energy efficiency.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 42PF9966 42" Plasma Television Pixel Plus 2 with Ambient BacklightingPhilips 50PF9966 50" PlasmaPhilips 50PF9966 50" Plasma

May, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Philips PF9966 Series LCD TV (23",26",32",42",50") from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People really like the price and design. The durability and sound also get good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability. There are some less positive comments about the remote control.

image quality, sound, durability, design, price

remote control

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 42PF9966 42-Inch HD-Ready Flat Panel Plasma TVPhilips 32PF9966 32-Inch Widescreen HD-Ready Flat-Panel LCD TVPhilips 26PF9966 26" Widescreen HD-Ready Flat-Panel LCD TV

May, 2015

Expert review by: ( - Philips 42PF9966/37


Rich colors, bright images, and good detail helped the 42PF9966/37 earn the second-highest overall score in our jury tests of eight plasma TVs. ...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Sean Captain (

Philips 42PF9966 37 42-in. Hdtv Plasma TV HDTV


Photograph: Rick Rizner

One very appealing feature of the 42PF9966/37 is its price. While the Philips Web site lists a hyperbolic MSRP of $7000, we found several reputable retailers offering it for an average price of $3400--about $1000 below the average of the sets in our...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


The 42PF9966 offers very high overall picture quality at a relatively low price. But it would be more appealing with an HD tuner and an extra digital video input

Superior colour quality, Ambilight technology, customisable sound

No HD tuner included, only one digital input, slightly lower HDTV quality

Oct, 2008

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Philips 42PF9966 42 inch HD-Ready Plasma TV with Ambilight and Pixel Plus 2


Only a year ago, an LCD larger than 32in was considered to be cutting-edge and so consequently had a price to match. Philips' new 42in LCD, the 42PF9986, however, retails at just £1,000 more than its plasma equivalent.

Results with the set's internal analogue tuner can be a touch messy, so we'd recommend connecting this set to an external Freeview receiver in order to enjoy terrestrial television to the full. Go digital and you'll benefit from superior contrast and...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: CNET Australia (

Philips 50PF9966 Plasma TV


The 50PF9966 50 inch plasma is one of four new high-end Philips TVs that introduce its new visual enhancing technologies such as Ambilight and Pixel Plus 2. It also doubles as a mood lamp.

Outlook With great looks, great technology and ambient room lighting as a bonus, this Philips plasma should please the tech heads and interior designers alike.

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: deluxx (

Broken from day one - Avoid this television!


Nice picture, if you can actually get it to work.

Poor sound, not plug-n-play, configured incorrectly, and the customer service is lousy

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: rodeocats03 (

A fabulous plasma tv


Quick setting of presets, then they allow altering from the presets

The menu is flashy but not particularly intuitive.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: retiredspook (

Philips 50PF9966 50" Plasma TV


Bought at auction at uBid for $3100.

Beautiful picture right out of the box.

None noted

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Philips 50PF9966 - plasma panel - PDP - 50" - Review: Philips 50PF9966 50" Plasma TV

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: halmomani (

Philips 50PF9966 50" Plasma TV


I purchased this product and by the time I got home it did not work, it would start for few minutes then it shuts off, then I called Philips and the technical support just decide that Philips will not cover this issue and the warranty will not take...



Apr, 2005

Product Specifications

This stylish LCD TV features Philips Pixel Plus technology to present breathtaking nature pictures and astounding theater-like acoustics sound with uncanny depth and clarity. This LCD TV is designed with a breathtaking fusion of sensual curves integrated into an ultra-slim profile with exquisite detailing. Multiple Picture-in-Picture modes allow simultaneously watching two video sources either picture-in-picture or side-by-side.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers/4 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Product Line:Philips


Color:Pearl white silver


Tuner Bands:FM


Diagonal Size:23in/26in/32in/42in/50in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm/127cm/58cm/65cm/80cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV monitor
Display Format:720p
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:3000:1/400:1/800:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1024 x 768/1280 x 768/1365 x 768/1366 x 768
Technology:Plasma (PDP)/TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV/Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:160 degrees/170 degrees/176 degrees

TV Tuner

Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)/Picture-in-picture (PIP) / Split screen
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Teletext: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes