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Philips PF9986 Series LCD TV (32",37",42")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Philips PF9986 Series LCD TV (32",37",42"). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Opinions about the design and image quality are overall positive. Some have doubts about the usability and remote control. There are some mixed reviews about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PF9986 Series LCD TV (32",37",42") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Philips 37PF9986


Watching television is a new experience with this 95 cm (37 inch) LCD from Philips. Picture quality has been improved with the second generation of digital image processing, Pixel Plus 2. This technology optimizes a wide range of picture parameters, incre

Jun, 2004

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Philips 32PF9986


great picture quality

speaker components dreadful very poor sound quality

Nov, 2005

Consumer review (

Philips 32PF9986


Excellent image quality, and sound.Built in speakers work well.

Remote control difficult to set up for all conditions, and manual not sufficient to respond to questions.

Nov, 2005

Product Specifications


Audio system:2 integrated NXT Monolith speakers / Virtual Dolby Surround


Plug and Play: Yes


Color of product:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1 / 800:1
Display brightness:400 / 450
Display Diagonal:30 / 37 / 42
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:12
Viewable size diagonal:42.1
Viewing angle, horizontal:170 / 176
Viewing angle, vertical:170 / 176

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1.3
Power consumption (typical):154 / 176


VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Programmable timers:On / Sleep

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 40
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 40

Other Features

Display:LCD TFT
Package dimensions (WxDxH):51.2 x 12.8 x 36.6
Power Requirements:220-240V; 50Hz
Speakers:3 / Built-in, 5

Packaging Data

Package weight:103.6


Child lock: Yes
Teletext level:2.5

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:Aerial in (75 Ohm)\nSCART1: Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB\nScart2: Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB, Y/C\nSCART3: Audio L/R, CVBS in, CVBS in/out\nExt 4: DVI\nAudio L/R out\nSubwoofer out / Aerial input (75 Ohm) coaxial\nExt1 Scart: Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB\nExt2 Scart: Audio L/R, CVBS in/out,\nRGB, Y/C\nExt3 Scart: Audio L/R, CVBS in, CVBS in/out \nExt4: DVI, YPbPr \nAnalogue audio L/R out\nCentre speaker connection in\nSubwoofer out / Ext 1 Scart: Audio L/R, CVBS in / out, RGB \nExt 2 Scart: Audio L/R, CVBS in / out, RGB, Y/C \nExt 3 Scart: Audio L/R, CVBS in / out, CVBS in \nExt 4 \nOther connections: \nAnalogue audio left / right out, Centre speaker connection in, Subwoofer out \nSide: \nAudio L/R in, CVBS in, Headphones out, S-Video Y/C


Power consumption (standby):1.3
Power consumption (typical):154 / 176

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Channels quantity:100
Supported TV bands:VHF, UHF, Hyperband

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.8 / 3.78
Height:29.7 / 3.78
Weight:44.1 / 5.95 / 77.2
Width:3.94 / 48.7