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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of Philips PF9946 Series LCD TV (15",17",23",26",30",37",42"). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Opinions about the design and sound are overall positive. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical opinions 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 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. Comments about the design and sound are on the whole positive. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the reliability.

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reliability

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 17PF9946

Dec, 2017

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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 48 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. People are impressed by the design and sound. The usability and image quality also get good comments.

price, image quality, usability, sound, design

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

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

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: thomson1968 (epinions.com)

brilliant tv

 

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

no cons as far as iam concerned.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: akousen21 (epinions.com)

Easy To Live With

 

Easy set up, excellent picture quality

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

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: eheeren (epinions.com)

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

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: donna1967 (pricegrabber.com)

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 .

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: maskar (pricegrabber.com)

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.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: tunipsav (productreview.com.au)

Still Going Strong in 2014

 

We bought this TV just in time for the 2006 AFL Grand Final. It was great then and still good now. I think we paid $3,500 all that time ago, TV's are so much cheaper now, but we don't need to replace yet. We have just got Foxtel and the TV supports HD...

Good picture and sound. Never had a problem in 8 years.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: stuff10 (dooyoo.co.uk)

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

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Guest user (productreview.com.au)

OK

 

Stylish and great Dispaly performance. Overall Phillips 23PF9946 LCD Television is the latest on its product line. with features in line with it this model will surely make it on the market.

The 23PF9946 Model has a WXGA Active Matrix TFT Display panel with Crystal Clear picture Quality. Philips brings you their up to date LCD Monitors. Which includes yet another feature in sound quality with its built in Dolby Virtual and a FM radio...

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: skrg28 (dooyoo.co.uk)

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

None

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: skrg28 (dooyoo.co.uk)

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...

Dec, 2005
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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

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Virtual Speaker
Audio system:Mono, Nicam Stereo, Virtual Dolby Surround / Mono, Nicam stereo, Virtual dolby surround / Dynamic bass enhancement /12 W Total sound power (RMS). / Smart Sound, Virtual Dolby Surround / Virtual Dolby Surround / Virtual Dolby® Surround, DBE
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 12 / 20 / 24 / 30 / 6

Audio System

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

Certificates

Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Color of product:Grey / Pearl, Silver, White / Silver / White
Desktop stand: Yes
On/Off switch: 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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):3000:1 / 350:1 / 400:1
Display:LCD
Display brightness:1000 / 450 / 500
Display Diagonal:17 / 22.8 / 23 / 26 / 30 / 37 / 42
Display Diagonal (metric):16.9 / 22.8 / 25.6 / 29.9
Display Resolution:1280 x 768 / 852 x 480
HD type:HD / Not supported
High frequency rate:60
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:12 / 16 / 25
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9, 16:9 / 4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:640 x 350, 640 x 480 (VGA), 720 x 400, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 768 / 640 x 350, 640 x 480 (VGA), 720 x 400, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
Viewable size diagonal:16.9 / 25.6
Viewing angle, horizontal:170 / 176
Viewing angle, vertical:170 / 176

DVD

Type: None

Energy Management

AC input voltage:220 - 240 / 90 - 240
Frequency tolerance:-10
Power consumption (standby):2 / 3 / 4
Power consumption (typical):156 / 160 / 185 / 200 / 55 / 96
Voltage tolerance:10

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:N / Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100

Header

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

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Programmable timers:240 / Sleep / Sleep/Wake-up timer
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Music, Photo

Miscellaneous

Color:Pearl white silver/Silver frost

Multimedia

Audio system:2 speakers stereo included (20 Watt Total) /2 x right/left channel speaker - built-in - 10 Watt / Mono, Nicam Stereo, Virtual Dolby Surround / Virtual Dolby Surround

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40 / 5 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40 / 5 - 45
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 45

Other Features

Clock function: Yes
Compatible wall mount: Yes
Display:LCD WXGA TFT / LCD WXGA TFT /Anti reflection
Number of AV connections:3
Package dimensions (WxDxH):37.5 x 9.37 x 26.3
Package weight:30.9
Power:135
Power Requirements:AC 220 - 240 V +/- 10% / AC 90 – 240 V
Security Features:Child Lock / Child Lock, Parental Mode.
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Speech
Speakers:2 / 2x15W
Speakers and microphone:2 x built-in speakers / 2 x on board Flat speakers
Supported bands:FM, PLL, UHF, VHF
Supported radio bands:FM,PLL,UHF,VHF
Zoom capability:Zoom 14:9, Zoom 16:9

Packaging Content

Desktop stand:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes
Remote Control Type:RCAE49_FRP

Packaging Data

Cables included:DVI, S-Video, VGA
Manual: Yes
Package depth:18.8 / 23.6 / 9.37 / 9.45
Package height:10 / 12 / 17 / 37.5
Package weight:30.9 / 41.9 / 66.1
Package width:24.6 / 26.3 / 30.1 / 34
User Guide on CD-ROM: No

Performance

Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Disc types supported:DVD, DVD-R
Parental Control: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Teletext:10
Teletext function: Yes
Teletext standards:Smart-text

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1
AV output: Yes
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1 / 2
Composite video out:1 / 2
DVI port: Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
HDCP: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x Ext 1 Scart: CVBS in / out, RGB; \n1 x Ext 2 Scart: CVBS in / out, Y/C; \n1 x Analogue audio left / right out; \n1 x Antenna IEC75;\n1 x PC in VGA & audio L/R in;\n1 x CVBS in;\n1 x Headphones out;\n1 x S video Y/C;\n1 x Audio L/R in; \n1 x Stereo Out (2 cinch). / 1 x Ext 1 Scart: RGB, CVBS in / out, Audio L/R; \n1 x Ext 2 Scart: S video in, CVBS in / out, Y/C, Audio L/R; \n1 x Audio in;\n1 x CVBS in;\n1 x S video in;\n1 x Headphone out;\n1 x Audio constant level out;\n1 x PC in VGA & audio L/R in;\n1 x Antenna IEC75, DVI-D, FM antenna.\n / 1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) \n1 x S-Video input ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) \n1 x composite video/audio input \n2 x SCART ( 21 PIN SCART ) \n1 x VGA input ( 15 PIN HD D-Sub (HD-15) ) \n1 x DVI-Digital \n1 x audio line-in \n1 x audio line-out \n1 x antenna \n1 x FM antenna / Aerial input (75 Ohm)\nExt1 SCART (CVBS In/Out, RGB)\nExt2 SCART (CVBS In/Out, Y/C)\nAudio L/R out\nPC-in VGA + Audio L/R in / Aerial input\nSCART1: Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB\nSCART2: Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, S-video in, Y/C\nAudio constant level out\nFM antenna\nPC-in VGA & audio L/R in \nAudio in\nCVBS in\nHeadphone out\nS-video in / Number of scarts: 2 \nExt 1 Scart: RGB, CVBS in / out, Audio L/R \nExt 2 Scart: S-video in, Y/C, CVBS in / out, Audio L/R \nFront/side connections: Audio in, CVBS in, Headphone out, S-video in \nOther connections: Audio constant level out, PC-in VGA & audio L/R in, Antenna IEC75, FM antenna\n / SCART1: Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB\nSCART2: Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, S video in, Y/C\nAntenna input\nAudio constant level out\nDVI-D\nFM antenna\nPC-in VGA & audio L/R in \nAudio in\nCVBS in\nHeadphone out\nS-video in\n
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RGB ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC input voltage:220 - 240 / 90 - 240
Frequency tolerance:-10
Power consumption (standby):2 / 3 / 4
Power consumption (typical):156 / 160 / 185 / 200 / 55 / 96
Voltage tolerance:10

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM

Smart TV

Internet TV: No
Music apps:Classic FM
Smart TV: No

Technical Details

Color of product:Silver
Power Requirements:50/60 Gz auto voltage from 198 to 264 W
Special Features:SmartText: 100 pages\nDual Screen\nFull Active Control\nDigital Crystal Clear\nDolby Virtual\noptional table top stand
User guide: Yes
Viewing Angle:160

Teletext

Teletext:10

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

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Channels quantity:100
Multi-channel Preview:PBP / Picture-in-graphics (PIG) / Picture-in-picture (PIP)/Picture-in-graphics (PIG) / Twin page text
Supported TV bands:Hyperband, S Band, UHF, VHF / Hyperband, UHF, VHF
Teletext: Yes
Tuner Type:Analog / Analog & digital
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.6 / 3.35 / 3.39 / 3.43 / 3.54 / 4.33 / 4.45 / 9.45
Depth (with stand):10.6 / 9.45
Depth (without stand):3.43
Height:11.8 / 13.6 / 14.5 / 17 / 17.3 / 19.3 / 19.8 / 23.6 / 25.9 / 35.2
Height (with stand):14.8 / 17 / 19.8
Package depth:18.8
Package height:10
Package weight:66.1
Package width:24.6
Weight:13.2 / 24.7 / 33.1 / 39.7 / 66.1 / 92.6
Weight with stand:17.6
Width:19.3 / 20.8 / 27.2 / 31 / 35.2 / 44.5 / 47.8
Width (with stand):20.8 / 27.2 / 31
Width (without stand):27.2