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Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D LCD HDTV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the resolution and sound. The glare and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the usability and value for money.

image quality, design, glare, sound, resolution

price, usability

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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Review analysis

(Based on 107 reviews)

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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

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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

Recommended!

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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...

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Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D review

 

The price tag will put off all but the most well-heeled telly addict, but those that do shell out get a truly superb television in return. With some of the finest picture performance we've ever seen, the Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D is the perfect partner...

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

Basically, it all comes down to whether or not you think the Ambilight Spectra is worth paying extra for. Personally, we like it very much and if we had an unlimited amount of cash to sprinkle around (well, about £3,000, really), we'd snap one up in a...

Editor's Choice!

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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.

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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.

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Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: 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

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Front AV Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: 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

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: 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:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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