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Philips 46PFL9706

Philips 46PFL9706
alaScore 93

111 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the sound. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the value for money.

image quality, design, sound

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 46PFL9706 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 111 reviews)

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Philips 46PFL9706 review

 

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?

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

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

Stand back Samsung, for here’s an awesome design that deserves to set the tone for its competitors, but there’s a load more to get excited about. Remarkably adept with contrast and brightness in all ambient light conditions, and producing bright active...

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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

Its simply phenomenal contrast range helps it deliver a genuine leap forward in LCD picture quality that its hard to imagine any other brands being able to get close to for at least a couple of generations, if their current TVs are anything to go by.

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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

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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...

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Philips 46PFL9706T review

 

This 46-inch Philips 46PFL9706T's innovative screen filter and LED technology help it to produce stunning pictures with deep black levels and excellent contrast. However, picture settings take some looking after and 3D performance isn't great.

Deep black levels ; Excellent contrast performance ; Smooth motion ; Great audio quality ; Attractive looks

Poor 3D performance ; Internet features could be better ; Moth Eye filter may not be practical for some homes ; Lots of picture tweaking needed for the best image quality

This is one of the best TVs we've seen from Philips in a long time. The Moth Eye filter and local dimming technology really do help the screen to produce exceptionally deep black levels and bags of contrast, without compromising brighter areas of the...

Recommended!

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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

EISA Award - Best Product

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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...

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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...

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.

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store:No / Yes
Application Store (IPTV): No
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S:DVB-S (SD) / DVB-S2 (HD)
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2) / DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser:No / Yes
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready / Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 200 x 200 / VESA 200 x 300

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:400
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED / Slim-block LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A / Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:LCD
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