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Philips PF9631 Series Plasma TV (26", 32", 37", 42", 50", 63")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and color. The sound and value for money also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the energy efficiency. Comments are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PF9631 Series Plasma TV (26", 32", 37", 42", 50", 63") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips PF9631 Series Plasma TV (26", 32", 37", 42", 50", 63")

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 8 user reviews of Philips PF9631 Series Plasma TV (26", 32", 37", 42", 50", 63") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, image quality, sound, glare, usability

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 42PF9631D/10 42" Widescreen HD Ready Plasma TV with FreevPhilips 32PF9631D - 32" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV - With FreeviewPhilips 42PF9631D/10 42" Widescreen HD Ready Plasma TV with Freev

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Amazon.com review summary for Philips PF9631 Series Plasma TV (26", 32", 37", 42", 50", 63")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of Philips PF9631 Series Plasma TV (26", 32", 37", 42", 50", 63") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

image quality, sound, value for money, color, design

energy, reliability

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 37PF9631D 37-Inch LCD HDTV with AmbilightPhilips 42PF9631D 42-Inch Plasma HDTV with AmbilightPhilips 42PF9631D 42" Plasma HDTV with Ambilight

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Philips Ambilight 42PF9631D Plasma TV

 

Is that the Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this latitude? Localized entirely in my living room? No wait; it's just the ethereal glow of this 42-inch

Crisp 1024 x768-pixel resolution. Responsive light sensor dimming. Picture-in-picture is a snap. Intuitive remote. Plenty of resizing options. MP3 and slideshow compatible via USB. Color tweaking out the wazoo. Ambilight effect + HD Content = orgasmic...

Confusing menus. Included stand is nerve-wrackingly flimsy. Only composite cables included. Light on A/V inputs. Smart Picture Control too fidgety. Poor quality speakers. Ambilight heft + stairs = hernia

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Philips 42PF9631D

 

With its wide black bezel, silvery speakers, and semitransparent stand, the Philips 42PF9631D 42-inch plasma HDTV is a graceful and imposing presence. If you walk around the unit, you'll find more to admire: well-chosen, easy-to-reach inputs and...

Good screen; Ambilight adds interest Responsive, intuitive remote

No CableCard slot

It's worth reiterating that this price of $2399 is list; the 42PF9631D wasn't available for sale on our pricing date of 6/6/06. Street prices are often lower--sometimes substantially lower--than list prices. If you're interested in the 42PF9631 but are...

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Philips 50PF9631D review

 

Close, but this 50-inch plasma is not quite right

p>Ambilight a very nice touch Great audio Good list of features</p

p>Picture flaws with high-def material</p

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Philips 32PF9631D

 

The Philips 32PF9631D is a 32in LCD TV with a native resolution of 1366x768. We tested the unit's standard definition and high definition playback and...

Excellent high definition performance, reasonable DVD playback, attractive design, Ambilight and Pixel Plus features

Overly complex connection options, some minor noise in our HD and SD tests

If you're in the market for a good all-round unit, the Philips 32PF9531/79 will fit the bill nicely.

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Philips 37PF9631D review

 

Philips keeps pulling at that LCD thread

p>Responsive and detailed picture Decent sound</p

p>Slightly limited colour range Some lack of detail from dark images</p

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Philips 42PF9631D review

 

Phillips ups its game with Ambilight technology

p>Strong features Attractive design Impressive connectivity Ambilight</p

p>Black levels Noisy SD pictures</p

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Philips 32PF9631D review

 

Clear LCD technology in a smaller and far cheaper set

p>Clear LCD technology for a better picture Nicely styled in black Two HDMI ports, component and VGA</p

p>Clear LCD not effective with HD sources</p

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Philips 42PF9631D 42in Plasma TV

 

Does Philips make better LCD or Plasma TVs? John Archer attempts to find out.

If you’re not familiar with this, it comprises fluorescent tubes down each side of the TV that can emit pools of light that automatically change colour in sympathy with the main colour components of the picture at any given time. This sounds...

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Philips 42PF9631D

 

It's not the young and sprightly 42in LCD it was but this Philips is still a tempting proposition, particularly with its new bargain price tag

Excellent picture for the price. Plenty of features. Easy set-up and use

Colour balance a little pallid. Pictures can suffer from noise

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Philips 42PF9631D

 

A bit old now, but in its day a quality TV, with a picture performance that has been a contender in the 42in plasma market

Product Specifications

Enjoy the ultimate viewing experience of this Philips Cineos Flat TV with Pixel Plus 2 HD, Ambilight 2, the latest PDP technology and tabletop stand. The Digital Media Reader via USB gives you full access to multimedia content. PRODUCT FEATURES: High Definition plasma WXGA display, 1366 x 768p; Integrated Digital Tuner for DVB-T reception; HD ready for the highest quality display of HDTV signals; Pixel Plus 2 HD improves details in standard TV and HDTV; 2-channel active Ambilight enhances the viewing experience; Virtual Dolby Digital for a true life audio experience; Matching stand with elegant design included; USB Connector for easy, instant multimedia playing; Dual HDMI input for full digital High Definition connection.

Audio System

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.4in/12.6in/4.1in
Height:24.3in/33.9in/38.3in
Weight:125.2lbs/24.3lbs/97lbs
Width:44.1in/44.9in/52.4in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Philips
Model:37PF9631D/42PF9631D/50PF9631D
Product Line:Philips

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Black / Silver

Television

Brightness:1500cd/m2/500cd/m2
Diagonal Size:37in/42in/50in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm/127cm/94cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:6000:1
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:1/2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1024 x 768/1366 x 768
Technology:Plasma (PDP)/TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV/Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:160 degrees/176 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC/ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
MPEG Decoder:MPEG-2
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)
Teletext: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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