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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 374 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. Reviews about the sound and tuner are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the remote control and color. Opinions are divided on the price.

image quality, usability, design, tuner, sound

color, remote control

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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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. Reviewers really like the sound and durability. The tuner and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

image quality, usability, tuner, durability, sound

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

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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. People really like the usability. The image quality also gets good comments.

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

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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.

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Philips 37PF9830 37 inch HD-Ready LCD TV with Pixel Plus 2 HD and Ambilight 2

 

Philips has given the 37PF9830 two advantages: a new Ambilight system and the new Pixel Plus 2 HD, designed to improve high-definition pictures.

Good range of connections, Works well with standard-definition

No digital TV tuner

While this Philips can be a challenge to set up, and won't tolerate weak sources, your patience will be rewarded by a top-class picture performance. The only downside is the lack of a digital TV tuner

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Philips 32PF9830 HD-ready LCD TV review

 

Cutting-edge technology, but try before you buy...

p>Sharper, more stable pictures Extra detail from DVDs and HD material Ambilight feature</p

p>Close up, screen looks busy</p

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Philips 32PF9830 32 inch HD-Ready LCD TV with Pixel Plus II HD and Ambilight

 

This flagship flatscreen's claim to fame is the inclusion of Pixel Plus II HD, the picture processing mode suited to the demands of high-definition material, plus the superb Ambilight system. Let's see how this super-stylish set fares.

Design, features, connections

Unnatural' look of Pixel Plus II with movies, motion

All that electronic sorcery lurking under the hood sets up some high expectations; the 32PF9830 broadly lives up to them for the most part

Recommended!

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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.

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Philips 32PF9830 review

 

Philips' Ambilight technology produces a calming glow from the back of the TV, which looks cool and boosts the set's perceived contrast level. And while the 32PF9830 is expensive for its size, is includes plenty of premium features, including a...

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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.)

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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