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Philips 46PFL9706

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of Philips 46PFL9706. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and durability. The sound and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 46PFL9706 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (homecinemachoice.com)

Philips 46PFL9706T review

 

Philips can usually be depended on to deliver a genuine innovation or two with every new range of TVs. But this year it's outdone itself by introducing the first commercially-released TV equipped with a Moth Eye filter. The TV in question is the...

Stunning 2D picture quality; lovely design; massive feature count; good sound quality

Costly for a 46in TV; crosstalk with 3D; take care with the screen

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (pocket-lint.com)

Philips 46PFL9706

 

Is your living room ready for an insect invasion? Hugely expensive and boasting some unique tech, the headline act on this 46-inch 3D LED backlit LCD TV from Philips' 9000 Series is undoubtedly its Moth Eye filter. The whatnow? Philips 9000 series has...

Design, sharpness, profound black & white, brighter 3D pictures, extended Ambilight effect

High cost, lacklustre Smart TV dimension, speakers are in desktop stand

Philips 9000 series has been at the top of the telly tree for some years, but with this Moth Eye marvel it leaps up any few more branches.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

Philips 46PFL9706H review

 

Is this the greatest LCD TV ever built? This moth eye filter says it is

Lovely design ; Outstanding 2D picture ; Decent sound quality ; Huge array of features ; Multimedia support ; Ambilight

Expensive ; Tricky to set-up ; Crosstalk with 3D

As well as being the long-awaited first TV from Philips' 2011 (just!) range, the 46-inch 46PFL9706H also happens to be the only TV from that range - indeed, the only set in the world, as far as we know - that uses a Moth Eye filter.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Steve May (techadvisor.co.uk)

Philips 46PFL9706 review

 

Philips' Net TV portal is an basic affair, but at least includes BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Acetrax and Vimeo. File playback from USB is more polished, with all key video file types playable. You can't play MKV files on the 46PFL9706 from a NAS though....

Buying a 46PFL9706 is a bit like adopting a puppy from the RSPCA. Owning one is uniquely rewarding, but requires a lot of effort. The TV’s Ambilight system is terrific, and picture quality can be outstanding, but there are issues regarding the Moth Eye...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Philips 46PFL9706 review

 

Class-leading black levels and contrast ; stylish design ; pin-sharp images ; lots of features and picture options ; BBC iPlayer

Unintuitive menus ; tricky to set-up ; slight motion and 3D issues ; expensive

One of the best Philips flatscreens ever, but there’s still room for improvement

Feb, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Philips 46PFL9706T

 

Philips finally coughs up the world's first TV to use a moth-eye filter. And the results give us a new-found respect for our fluttery night-time friends.

Stunning 2D pictures ; Moth-eye filter is awesome ; Beautifully designed and built

Crosstalk with 3D ; It's expensive for a 46in TV ; Care must be taken with TV's processing settings

Nov, 2011

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

European 3D TV 2011-2012 - Philips 46PFL9706

 

Philips takes a giant step forward with the sleek 46PFL9706 promoting it to the position of the best 3D television on the market today. Left to right image crosstalk, an annoying characteristic with active 3D, is reduced to a level you hardly notice...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Steve May (reghardware.co.uk)

Philips 46PFL9706T 46in 3D smart TV

 

Review Philips TVs have long been synonymous with technical ingenuity. From an evangelical support of HD Mac and PAL Plus, through to the launch of 21:9, the brand has never shied away from pushing the televisual envelope. At least in the short term,...

Overall, the 46PFL970T can be filed under technically adventurous but not entirely practical. That the moth eye filter works is not in doubt, but it clearly comes at a cost. £2,200 is a phenomenal price for a 46in TV, even one capable of blisteringly...

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Awarded Best LCD TV by EISA for the last 10 years, the PFL9706 series brings innovation in picture and connectivity. Perfect Pixel HD Engine and LED Pro give you the most true to life images. Ambilight and 3D Max bring movies to life.

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:40

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Grey / Silver
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):100000000:1 / 150000000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:46
Display Diagonal (metric):46.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:1200
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:1200
Motion interpolation technology:PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Response Time:0.5
Screen format adjustments:16:9, Auto, Zoom / 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Visible diagonal screen size:46.1

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:119
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):86

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 200

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: No
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Power Requirements:AC 220 - 240 V 50/60 Hz

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mounting kit: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: Yes
Child lock: No
Compatible memory cards:SD
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: Yes
Teletext:1200
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV / AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9 / avi, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV / AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV9 / AVI,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4

Ports & interfaces

Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP: No
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:119
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):86

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Smart TV: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.54
Depth (with stand):9.61
Height:26
Height (with stand):28.3
Weight:35.3
Weight with stand:44.1
Width:42.6
Width (with stand):42.6