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Philips Aurea PFL9903 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 42")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Philips Aurea PFL9903 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 42"). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the color and design are overall positive. The durability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Views about the connectivity and sound are mixed, while many are less positive about the size and remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips Aurea PFL9903 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 42") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Philips Aurea PFL9903 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 42") from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Many are less positive about the price.


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This summary is based on the product: 42" White LCD Television with Intergrated Freeview

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Jason Saundalkar (

Philips Aurea 42PFL9903


A premium performer with a price to match

A pricey 42-inch LCD TV but one that also feels its asking price in terms of features and performance

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips Aurea 42PFL9903H review


True colours shining through

Outstanding picture quality ; Unique, eye-catching but also practical design

Black levels could be better ; Painstaking adjustment required

A fine picture performance, and all nicely framed too

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


The second-gen Aurea is the flagship set in Philips' Ambilight range. But is it worth the hefty price tag?

Deeply impressive in so many ways, but too expensive to get full marks

Jan, 2009


Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips Aurea 42PFL9903H 42in LCD TV


Glowing products tend not to get glowing reviews, but Philips' Aurea 42PFL9903H is an exception.

I'm quite sure there will still be those among you who shudder in horror at the whole Aurea concept, even in the much-improved form on show here. And there will be far more of you entirely unwilling to consider coughing up £2,500 for a 42in TV in the...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Doug Harman (

Philips Aurea 42PFL9903H HD LCD TV Review.


Philips Ambilight II LCD TV, the Aurea 42PFL9903H ramps up both the amazing Ambilight effect and the picture quality; here's how it performs on the first HD TV review for 2009.

Excellent HD picture quality, Good connectivity, Excellent built-in sound with rich base; good volume without distortion, Design, Ambilight Spectra II very effective

Overly sensitive rotating dial on remote control, Sound intermittently drops out of sync with picture (using a 5.1 surround sound system), Does not (always) switch between inputs automatically, Not as impressive on standard definition sources, Needs...

It’s a shame I had to turn off many of those picture-improving technologies in order to get the sound to syncronise properly with the picture when using an external 5.1 surround sound system. But to be clear, I’ve not had such sound synch issues with...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Ross Burridge (

Philips Aurea 42PFL9903H


The next generation of the Ambilight backlighting is upon us. Will it light up our lives?

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications


HD type:Full HD