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Philips PF9946 Series LCD TV (15",17",23",26",30",37",42")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and sound are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PF9946 Series LCD TV (15",17",23",26",30",37",42") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips PF9946 Series LCD TV (15",17",23",26",30",37",42")

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 21 user reviews of Philips PF9946 Series LCD TV (15",17",23",26",30",37",42") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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 17" WXGA LCD Flat TV 17PF9946Philips 17" WXGA LCD Flat TV 17PF9946Philips - 23PF9946 - LCD Flat TV

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Amazon.com review summary for Philips PF9946 Series LCD TV (15",17",23",26",30",37",42")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Philips PF9946 Series LCD TV (15",17",23",26",30",37",42") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

price, image quality, usability, sound, design

49% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 30PF9946D 30-Inch Widescreen HDTV-Ready Flat-Panel LCD TVPhilips 30PF9946 30-Inch WideScreen HDTV-Ready LCD Flat-Panel TVPhilips 17PF9946 17-Inch LCD Flat Panel HD-Ready TV

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Philips 26PF9946 26 inch LCD TV with FM Tuner

 

One the first things that you notice about this Philips' 26in LCD is just how elegant it is. Favouring a glossy white over the grey finish of its counterparts in the same range, the 26PF9946 has style that more expensive displays should envy.

Also of note is the 26PF9946's black level response. During our test movie's night scenes, where Albert's would-be father escapes with a trunk full of photocopied cash, there is little of the greyness that is often seen on lower-contrast screens. While...

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Philips 42PF9946/12

 

Life continues to get harder for traditional budget brands like Goodmans, Bush and Alba. Today's attack on their market share comes from no less a name than Philips, in the shape of the 42in 42PF9946 - yours for just £1,900. This frankly measly sum...

Colours, Contrast, Price, Sound

No high-def input, No digital video input, Picture noise

Inevitably, this low-end screen doesn't enjoy Philips' Pixel Plus system, but the picture never seems to lose focus, portraying some pretty fine textures and never looking anything less than precise. What's more, the 42PF9946 also manages to suppress...

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brilliant tv

 

what can I say, all round brilliant tv for the money.

no cons as far as iam concerned.

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Easy To Live With

 

Easy set up, excellent picture quality

Component video inputs are not used for HD, only for DVD or DVR.

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Huge screen for a reasonable price

 

Easy to install (country/language specific auto-tuning)Easy to use (sound/vision modes)

Resolution (946x480) less than LCDNo HDTV connection

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Philips 30PF9946D/37 30" LCD TV

 

Love the people at philips helped me out so much.

Great picture for the money when in HD. Philips company is there to answer any question any time. Would buy a philips just for that reason.

the HDMI and the DVI you can not connect with the comcast cable HD box. not copatible. must use the HD hookup that comes with the philips tv .

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Philips 30PF9946D/37 30" LCD TV

 

I shopped around for a while, but didn't find anything that was comparable for the price.

Awesome clarity. Great picture and brightness. A good set of input options. Wall bracket is included.

I haven't really found any yet when compared to the other LCD's.

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Philips 42PF9946: No HD support - buy a different one!

 

We've had our Philips 42PF9946 for about 3 years now - we bought it before the big High Definition revolution and we've regretted the purchase ever since. The TV itself isn't too bad - the silver colour makes it look smart without attracting dust (like...

Runs in both 50hz and 60hz, looks good

No HD support

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Philips 26PF9946 : Another brilliant LCD from Philips

 

General --- I bought my Philips 26" LCD a week ago whilst searching for a replacement for a smaller Sony one. There are so many to choose from these days with so many different manufacturers. I was recommended a Philips by a person who was heavily...

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Philips 26PF9946: Another brilliant LCD from Philips

 

General --- I bought my Philips 26†LCD a week ago whilst searching for a replacement for a smaller Sony one. There are so many to choose from these days with so many different manufacturers. I was recommended a Philips by a person who was heavily...

Good quality design, perfect picture quality

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Product Specifications

An elegant TV design mounted on the wall is now reality. This Flat TV delivers best-in-class picture quality for your home entertainment set up. PRODUCT FEATURES: Latest high-definition LCD display technology, resolution: 1280 x 768p; Digital motion compensation with Film mode for sharp motion reproduction; Active Control Plus+ with light sensor continually optimizes the best picture settings; Integrated tuner that eliminates an external e-box; Quality finish and matching design; So slim you can mount it on your wall; Compact integrated stereo speaker system; Virtual Dolby Surround that enhances your sound experience; The most modern and highest quality HDMI connectivity.

Audio System

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.4in/3.5in/9.4in
Height:11.8in/19.3in/26.3in/26in
Weight:13.2lbs/39.7lbs/92.6lbs
Width:20.8in/35.3in/48in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Country Kits:Hong Kong / Indonesia / Malaysia / Singapore / Thailand / United Arab Emirates
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:17PF9946/30PF9946/30PF9946D/42PF9946
Product Line:Philips

Miscellaneous

Color:Pearl white silver/Silver frost

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM

Television

Brightness:1000cd/m2/450cd/m2/600cd/m2
Diagonal Size:17in/30in/42in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm/43cm/76cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV monitor/Not certified
Display Format:480p/720p
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:3000:1/400:1/600:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:DVI/VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1280 x 768/852 x 480
Series:FlatTV
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/170 degrees/176 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

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