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Philips PFL9603 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 320 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and color are on the whole positive. The sound and design are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the remote control and value for money.

image quality, design, sound, color, usability

value for money, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL9603 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 320 reviews)

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Philips 42PFL9603D review

 

A masterpiece in TV design with the pricetag to match

Awesome pictures ; Great design ; Endless features

Doesn't come cheap ; It takes work to optimise

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Philips Ambilight 37PFL9603D television review

 

It's not all about Ambilight. The pretty colours that beam out the sides of this 37-incher to bathe your living room in light seem to entice and repel in equal measures. It's unique to Philips TVs, and there's a reason for that – it's expensive, and...

Ambilight, judder-free Blu-ray pictures, four HDMI inputs, bass-heavy sound

Poor remote, PC networking falters, expensive

The fabulously featured 37PFL9603D comes dangerously close to completely redrawing the battle lines between LCD and plasma TVs

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Stuff magazine

 

No shrinking violet, this one. Does this Ambilight set light up our lives – or simply dazzle us with specs?

This TV takes some tweaking to get it performing well, but once you do, it's stunning

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Philips Cineos 32PFL9603D review

 

Philips' Cineos 32PFL9603D is very different from the average 32in LCD TV.

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Philips Cineos 32PFL9603D review

 

This is a good, sturdy TV for people who want high-end performance on a smaller scale. Picture and sound both help to sell the package and the styling is clean, fresh and attractive

Picture ; Sound ; Design ; Features

That remote control wheel will drive you round the bend ; Not very cheap ; Bright backlight in dark scenes

In terms of competition, you won't find anything else as packed with features for this kind of cash. Even so, we'd suggest you look at the 32-inch version of the Loewe Connect 37 Media Full-HD+ DR+. If you want pretty styling, you'll probably like the...

Recommended!

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Philips Cineos 32PFL9603D/10 32in LCD TV

 

It may only be a 32-incher, but Philips' 32PFL9603 LCD TV is a genuine benchmark setter.

A round-up of all the breaking news and hands-on previews of the latest tech from IFA 2011 in Berlin.

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Philips 47PFL9603D

 

It looks pretty and pictures are excellent, but it's a bit of a pain to set up and use

Gorgeous looking set with Ambilight on or off ; fantastic detail and edge definition ; one of the most balanced and natural colour performances around ; great spec ; decent sound

Pointless processing modes ; ill-conceived remote ; more noise than most

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Philips Cineos 37PFL9603 High Definition LCD TV

 

Philips' 37-inch LCD HDTV boasts both slender design and superior image quality. Best4Reviews finds out if those are reason enough for it to be your next choice of TV

Slim design, clear screen surround makes overall set dimensions look smaller than they actually are without compromising on screen 'real estate', ambilight is both pretty and makes for a more immersive viewing experience, good clear immersive sound...

Slow to warm up and get going, pricey, control wheel on the supplied remote very (perhaps over) sensitive

So is it worth forsaking the price of a holiday to somewhere exotic for the Philips 37PFL9603 LCD TV instead? If, like me, you spend most nights slumped for a couple of hours in front of the goggle box, you may consider it money well spent. It's...

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Philips 37PFL9603D

 

If there's one thing flat TVs slip up on it's making blacks look black. Atom-sharp details no problem, but give giving Batman's cape a the correct ebony sheen has all too often been a problem. Not so the Philips 37PFL9603D, which boasts some of the...

Boast more colours than a trillion rainbows

Erm, not a lot really. It's a bit pricey for a 37-inch screen

An awesome television in every way, the Philips 37PFL9603D has trillions of colours, amazing black levels and it glows! Like we said... awesome.

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Philips 37PFL9603D

 

This 37-inch Full-HD LCD television from Philips, includes the company's astounding Ambilight glow system, has 100Hz scanning, quadruple HDMI ports, DLNA networking and Easylink. As well as a 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio it also uses the Perfect...

The only time you hear numbers like ‘2250 trillion’ these days is when they’re describing bank bailouts or the years until Sony is profitable again. So it’s a genuine pleasure using these very digits to enumerate the number of colours this accomplished...

Try as we might, we haven’t got a bad word to say about the Philips. Ow, stop twisting our arms. Alright then, the remote and picture controls are really geeky. Ouch! And it’s a bit expensive, but that's it. Now put that drill down

Philips realises that many of us want our hi-tech products to look and feel hi-tech, not fade into the decor like an Ikea sideboard. The 37PFL9603D is not only a superb TV, but a sci-fi icon that glows like it's been irradiated with some kind of proton...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio / No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Text (PAT): Yes
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
PC Streaming: No
S-Video: Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 200 x 200 / VESA 300 x 300

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100 / 50
Frequency:100 Hertz / 50 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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