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Philips PF9996 Series LCD TV (32",42")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Philips PF9996 Series LCD TV (32",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. People are impressed by the sound and usability. The design and image quality are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the color.

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On average, users rate this product 75/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Philips PF9996 Series LCD TV (32",42") from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People really like the design and image quality.

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This summary is based on the products: Philips 32PF9996/37 32-Inch Widescreen High-Definition LCD TVPhilips 32PF9996/37 32-Inch Widescreen High-Definition LCD TV

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

Philips 32PF9996 LCD HD Monitor


In the crowded world of flat panels, a manufacturer that can make their product distinctive certainly has a leg up on the competition. Philips clearly understands this, equipping their line of LCD and plasma displays with some unique features that help...

Oct, 2005

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Excellent for the price




Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Beware of ambient light technology


Flawless picture (not seen anywhere on LCD-screens!)-Great sound-Nice design-Easy interface

Ambient ligth doens't work right-Fire hazard of the first models-Color management

Jun, 2004

Product Specifications

The ultimate viewing experience of Ambilight and Pixel Plus 2 pushes picture quality to new levels. The unprecedented viewing comfort of Ambilight, LCD technology and invisible flat NXT speakers culminate in a daring and innovative design of the Philips 32PF9996. PRODUCT FEATURES: Unsurpassed Pixel Plus 2 technology for more natural, vivid and detailed pictures; 3D combfilter ensuring perfect color separation in the finest detail; Active Control Plus+ with light sensor continually optimizes the best picture settings; Philips unique Ambilight is proven to reveal better detail, color and contrast from any source, resulting in a superior viewing experience; State-of-the-art Digital Natural Motion for smooth yet sharp movement; Latest High Definition LCD WXGA display technology, resolution: 1366 x 768p; Full Dual Screen with two integrated tuners; The soft glow of ambient light makes the design stand out in a subtle way; Stunning and daring design with sophisticated materials; 2 flat design-integrated invisible NXT speakers that will amaze you; Proximity sensor for a Magic Tech experience; Virtual Dolby Surround that enhances your audio experience; Integrated subwoofer with wOOx technology; The most modern and highest quality HDMI connectivity.


Audio system:Nicam Stereo / Stereo\nVirtual Dolby Surround
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5 / 7
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2

Audio System

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


Plug and Play: Yes


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):2800:1
Contrast ratio (typical):2800:1 / 4000:1
Display brightness:550
Display Diagonal:42
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD
Noise reduction: Yes
Picture enhancement:Pixel Plus\n3/2 - 2/2 motion pull down\n3D Combfilter\nActive Control\nContrast Plus\nDigital Noise Reduction\nJagged Line Suppression\nLuminance Transient Improver\nProgressive Scan
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:8
Viewable size diagonal:42.1
Viewing angle, horizontal:176 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:176 / 178

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.8 / 1 / 2
Power consumption (typical):240 / 246 / 248


VESA mounting interfaces:800 x 400


Product Line:Philips

Management Features

Ease of installation:Auto Programme Naming\nAutomatic Channel Install(ACI)\nAutomatic Tuning System (ATS)\nAutostore\nFine Tuning\nPlug & Play\nProgram Name\nSorting
Remote Control Type:RCFE06FRS00\nTV\nDVD\nMulti-functional

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Other Features

Additional accessories:Table top stand\nPower cord\nQuick start guide\nUser Manual\nRegistration card\nWarranty certificate\nRemote Control\nBatteries for remote control
Aerial input:75 ohm coaxial (IEC75)
Display:LCD Full HD W-UXGA / LCD WUXGA / LCD WXGA Active Matrix TFT
Display treatment:Anti-Reflection coated screen
Ease of use:Auto Volume Leveller (AVL)\nProgram List\nSide Control\nSmart Picture Control\nSmart Sound Control
Ext 1 Scart:Audio L/R\nCVBS in/out\nRGB
Ext 2 Scart:Audio L/R\nCVBS in/out\nS-video in
Ext 4:YPbPr
Ext 5:HDMI
Ext 6:HDMI
Front / Side connections:Audio L/R in\nCVBS in\nHeadphone out\nS-video in
Optional accessories:Floor stand
Package dimensions (WxDxH):50.9 x 12.7 x 41.9
Power Requirements:220 - 240V, 50/60Hz / AC 220 - 240 V +/- 10% / AC 220 -240 V +/-10%
Speakers:2 / 4 / Dome tweeter
Tuner display:PLL

Packaging Data

Package depth:13
Package height:38.9
Package weight:103.6 / 130.1
Package width:52.3


Child lock: Yes
Teletext:1000 / 1200

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:-Ext 1 Scart:Audio L/R,CVBS in/out,RGB;\n-Ext 2 Scart:Audio L/R,CVBS in/out,RGB,S;\n-Ext 3:YPbPr;\n-Ext 6:VGA PC-in,Audio L/R in;\n-Audio L/R in,CVBS in, Headphone out,S video in,USB;\n-Analogue audio left /right out,S/PDIF in (coaxial),S/PDIF out (coaxial);
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):0.8 / 1
Power consumption (typical):240 / 246 / 248


Diagonal Size:32in/42in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm/81cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV monitor
Display Format:720p
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:400:1/800:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:DVI
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:170 degrees/176 degrees

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Channels quantity:100
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)/Picture-in-picture (PIP) / Split screen
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Tuner Type:Digital
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.49 / 4.65
Depth (with stand):10.4 / 11.4 / 12
Height:27 / 30.1
Height (with stand):29.4 / 29.5 / 32.4
Weight:57.3 / 77.2 / 92.6
Weight with stand:70.5
Width:41.2 / 43.1
Width (with stand):41.2 / 43.1 / 49.2