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Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D LCD HDTV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D LCD HDTV. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the glare. The sound is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the color and usability.

image quality, sound, glare

price, design, usability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D LCD HDTV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: TechRadar (

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D review


Let there be Ambilight, says Philips

Spectra Ambilight is a showstopper ; Superb pictures ; Highly impressive sound

Massively expensive ; Could overly dominate a room

Groundbreaking picture quality combined with features galore at a good price

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


Philips has delivered the first ‘glow in the dark' TV, with colourful – and very expensive – results. Is it worth the premium?

If you can afford it there's simply no other TV out there that combines such a heady combination of looks and picture quality

Apr, 2008


Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D 42in LCD TV


The latest TV from Philips may be hideously expensive, but you ain't seen nothing like it!

In wrapping this review up we're clearly bound to point out that at the best part of three grand, the 42PFL9900D is prohibitively if not grotesquely expensive for a 42in flat TV. But then the 42PFL9900D is no ordinary 42in TV, as its dazzling if...

Jan, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Richard Arrowsmith (

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D Review - LCD TVs


philips aurea 42pfl9900d review: The Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D may be very expensive, but its picture performance nothing short of stunning, and the Ambilight Spectra system stands out from the crowd.

Excellent picture quality with hi-def material, Good sound, Hi-def inputs aplenty, Ambilight Spectra is an eye-catching, unusual feature

Price, No PC input

The Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D may be very expensive, but its picture performance is nothing short of stunning, and the Ambilight Spectra system stands out from the crowd.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D


Philips flagship TV from 2007 is a good benchmark, with plenty of worthwhile technology substance to fine effect alongside the original styling

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Ben Pitt (

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D


There may be better ways to spend £3,000, but you won't find a better TV.

Ambilight Spectra takes the concept up a few notches, with 126 LEDs that illuminate both the surrounding wall and the TV frame. Colours closely match the nearest part of the TV picture, giving the impression that the image extends beyond its frame into...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Wesleyrpg (

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D


beautiful picture, shame that 1080p signals are down coverted to 1080i then processed. the chipset inside doesn't support 1080p. Hence the flicker with PC's via HDMI.

Best picture i've ever seen on a tv

NOT TRUE 1080P ; Felt mislead when i bought this TV

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Shree (

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D


its been around 7 months since i got this TV and every time i switch it on, i am mesmerized by its picture clarity and the works. Simply Amazing !!

the Whole Package

Neighbours and friends envy

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Adb (

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D


Bloody brilliant beautiful screen the ambilight makes you want to watch tv. Only needed at night though, remember to turn it off before you go to bed! Slight artefacting on hd signals although american shows could be the ntsc coversion. Usb slot could...

Pixel plus hd takes some getting use to but dont turn it off you wont know the difference in a couple of weeks.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: buaidahnobas (

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D


Simply brilliant!!.

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Text (PAT): Yes
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Front AV Interface: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
S-Video: Yes
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 600 x 400


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD