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Philips PF8946 Series LCD TV (15",17",20",23",26",30")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the color and usability. The value for money and sound are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the build quality.

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build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PF8946 Series LCD TV (15",17",20",23",26",30") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Great one-two computer/hdtv punch

 

This is a great display for the price and very nice for gaming too!

Bright picture, suprisingly good sound

Speakers complicate placement

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Does not support Progressive Scan

 

I tested it with my DVD player and I couldn't get progressive scan to work. Strangely, it doesn't talk about it in the manual. But then I found a description of the VGA port. Turns out on the 17", 23", and another model that is for VGA input. On the...

Stylish, Good with DVD's

For some reason everyone thinks that it supports progressive scan but it doesn't

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Grainy picture, impossible HDTV

 

Relatively inexpensive HDTV when compared to other LCD's of its size. Lots of extras

I bought one for my son for Christmas and exchanged it because it was grainy. The second one was not quite as grainy, but the HDTV connection takes a special cable that had to be ordered. Thirty bucks later and still no HDTV. I returned it and bought a JV

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Little or NO Picture

 

Looks great, thats it

Did not work out of the box. No channels came in clear. Returned to the store. Waste of time and shipping costs. Bought a JVC 17" for less that works great

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Amazon review summary for Philips PF8946 Series LCD TV (15",17",20",23",26",30")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Philips PF8946 Series LCD TV (15",17",20",23",26",30") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 17PF8946 17-Inch LCD Flat Panel HDTV-Ready TVPhilips 17PF8946A 17" HDTV-Ready LCD Flat-Panel TVRemanufactured Philips 23PF8946A 23" Widescreen LCD TV

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Philips 17" lcd tv # 17PF8946/37

 

I purchased this tv and I am very happy with the picture quality and the affordable price.

Crystal clear picture, great volume control, and small enough to fit in your bedroom

NA

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Best features overall for the price

 

The TV came packaged well.

Lowest price for wide screen size. Stereo side speakers. beautiful picture. Quick & easy learning curve with on-screen menu & ajustments. HDTV & PC hookups. 3.1" thick.

No weaknesses yet, and it get's used alot by my kids.

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Philips 26PF8946

 

For all its high-end - and usually well-realised - aspirations, Philips is also a company that's happy to knock out budget LCDs, which often impress both with their reasonable price and aboveaverage performance. So while this is no swanky 'Ambilight'...

Sadly, a spin of Creep - a chilling horror set on London's Tube network - immediately revealed a major weakness. As the camera follows a tube train, backgrounds blurred to mush, while stationary shots featuring tube trains roaring past also included...

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Amazon review summary for Philips PF8946 Series LCD TV (15",17",20",23",26",30")

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of Philips PF8946 Series LCD TV (15",17",20",23",26",30") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips - 17PF8946 - LCD Flat TVPhilips - 17PF8946 - LCD Flat TV

Product Specifications

Here is an LCD TV that not only enhances the decor of your home with its European styling and slim design, but also provides a great audio visual experience with features like Crystal Clear III, Active Control, Virtual Dolby Surround and unique flat speakers.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.4in/4.4in/6.7in/8.5in
Height:13.7in/15.2in/16.5in/17.3in
Weight:13.2lbs/13lbs/19lbs/22lbs/33.1lbs
Width:20.4in/23in/27.7in/31in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Philips
Model:17PF8946/17PF8946A/20PF8946/23PF8946A/26PF8946
Product Line:Philips

Miscellaneous

Color:Pearl white silver

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /10 years warranty

Television

Brightness:450cd/m2
Diagonal Size:17in/20in/23in/26in
Diagonal Size (cm):43cm/51cm/58cm/65cm
Digital Television Certification:EDTV monitor/HDTV monitor
Display Format:720p
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:15:9/16:9/4:3
Image Contrast Ratio:350:1/400:1/500:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)/VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1280 x 768/640 x 480
Series:FlatTV
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video/Composite / HDMI / S-Video / SCART
Viewing Angle:176 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Multi-channel Preview:PBP / Picture-in-graphics (PIG) / Picture-in-picture (PIP)
Teletext: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes