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Philips PF9830 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 50")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 372 reviews of Philips PF9830 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 50"). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the sound and durability. The design and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability and remote control.

image quality, usability, design, durability, sound

price, tuner, color, remote control, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PF9830 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips PF9830 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 50")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Philips PF9830 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 50") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and sound. The durability and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price.

image quality, usability, durability, sound, design

price

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 32PF9830 Widescreen HD Ready 32" LCD TV with Pixel Plus 2 HD, Ambilight 2 and Motorised Swivel StandPhilips 37PF9830 37" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TVPhilips 32PF9830 Widescreen HD Ready 32" LCD TV with Pixel Plus 2 HD, Ambilight 2 and Motorised Swivel Stand

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips PF9830 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 50")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Philips PF9830 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 50") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Reviews about the usability and image quality are overall positive.

image quality, usability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips 50PF9830A 50-Inch Ambilight Widescreen Plasma HDTV with Pixel Plus 2 HD

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Robert Heron (pcmag.com)

Philips 42PF9830A/37

 

Native Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels x pixels, Supported EDTV and HDTV Resolutions: 480i pixels, Aspect Ratio: 16:9...

Impressive color accuracy with component video. Integrated bias lighting system (Ambilight 2). Tabletop stand with motorized swivel mechanism. Comprehensive scaling options.

The Philips 42PF9830A/37 is a 42-inch LCD HDTV that offers innovative features and an attractive design, but its picture quality suffers greatly from an ineffective video processor that has little effect on common image artifacts.

Dec, 2005
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Expert review by: Ed Monkton (trustedreviews.com)

Philips 37PF9830 37in LCD TV

 

Philips has pushed the boat out with this 37in LCD TV, equiping it with Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 resolution.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Philips 32PF9830 LCD TV

 

If you're after a TV to impress people with the quality that LCD can deliver, there are few models that can line up with Philips Philips 32PF9830 for pure picture quality.

Superb picture quality ; Simple or complex setup ; Comes with motorised stand ; Plenty of inputs, including DVI and HDMI

DSP can make poor quality pictures look uneven ; No integrated digital tuner ; Speakers only average ; Expensive

(Author's disclaimer: The author personally owns a Philips 32PF9830 LCD TV, which is used for general testing of TV products for CNET.com.au and other publications.)

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: SmartHouse Team (smarthouse.com.au)

Phillips 32PF9830

 

Image enhancing system Pixel Plus 2 HD is back, only this time it's cheaper in Philips' latest 32 inch LCD flagship: the 32PF9830.

Stunning pictures with good sources; great looks; connectivity

No digital tuner; Pixel Plus 2 HD can highlight noise in poor sources

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: xingjiefan (pricegrabber.com)

just so so

 

everything is average, nothing outstanding.

price is good, features are on the average, picture qualities are below average.

everything is average, nothing outstanding.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: HowieDoe (pricegrabber.com)

Great Tv

 

Very good tv for the price.

Good picture for 42" LCD, easy settings. Cheap-$999 @ Fry's

Remote have nice designs but very basic looking.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: isnomad (epinions.com)

Never buy a Philips TV

 

Ambilight looks cool on the wall

Customer Support is appalling

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: isnomad (epinions.com)

Never buy a Philips TV

 

UPDATE START ++++++++ After 13 months of fighting with Philips the 2 50" Philips were replaced with new units which have been working just fine. I just kept getting the run around from the Philips Channels I was supposed to be working with. So ...

Ambilight looks cool on the wall

Customer Support is appalling

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: dbraudrick007 (pricegrabber.com)

Worst TV Owned

 

This TV is the worst I have ever owned.

Good picture quality, HDMI output

Unreliable. Poor software ; poor hardware

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: reodonnell (pricegrabber.com)

Philips 50" plasma will leave you in awe

 

We were in awe when we first saw the picture on this Philips plasma TV.

picture quality, number of connection options, overall product quality

number of connection options!

Jul, 2006
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Product Specifications

Enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with this Philips integrated HDTV with Pixel Plus 2 HD, Ambilight 2 and the latest Plasma technology. PRODUCT FEATURES: High Definition plasma WXGA display, 1366 x 768p; Integrated HDTV and CableCARD for unrivaled picture quality; Enjoy HDTV that's truer than anything you've seen before; Pixel Plus 2 HD improves details in standard TV and HDTV; 2-channel active Ambilight enhances the viewing experience.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers/3 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.8in/4.1in
Height:26.8in/29.7in/30.7in
Weight:132.3lbs/77.2lbs/79.4lbs
Width:48.8in/55.7in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Country Kits:China
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:42PF9830/42PF9830A/50PF9830A
Product Line:Philips

Miscellaneous

Color:Pearl white silver

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

Brightness:1500cd/m2/550cd/m2
Diagonal Size:42in/50in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm/127cm
Digital Television Certification:HD ready/HDTV/HDTV monitor
Display Format:720p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:3500:1
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1/3500:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Series:Cineos
Technology:Plasma (PDP)/TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV/Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video/Component / Composite / S-Video
Viewing Angle:160 degrees/176 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

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