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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 reviews of Philips PFL9603 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47"). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and color are overall positive. The sound and design also get good reviews, whereas the tuner and remote control get negative opinions. Reviews are divided on the usability.

image quality, design, sound, color, durability

price, remote control, tuner

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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(Based on 327 reviews)

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Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

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

Jul, 2008

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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

Dec, 2008

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Philips Cineos 32PFL9603D review


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

Nov, 2008


Expert review by: John Archer (

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.

Jul, 2008

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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

Expert review by: Doug Harman (

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...

Feb, 2010

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Philips 37PFL9603D


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

Boast more colours than a trillion rainbows

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

Jun, 2009

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Philips 42PFL9603D


A technological tour de force from Philips which largely delivers on its technological promise ..

It is worth noting that it takes some tweaking to get the most out of the Philips 42PFL9603D. If you are prepared to devote some time to the setup of this TV it will reward you with one of the finest all round performances available from an LCD.

Oct, 2008

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Philips 47PFL9603D


The Philips 47PFL9603D is a 47-inch full-HD (1920 x 1080p) LCD telly with a contrast ratio of 30,000:1 and a screen brightness of 500cd/m2. Features include the Perfect Pixel HD engine, Ambilight Spectra and a digital Freeview tuner. Connectivity-wise...

We won't beat around any bushes (unless they're on fire): Philips knows how to make televisions. Here it's shoved everything bar the kitchen sink into this gogglebox and it shows. Philips 47PFL9603D is tagged with Philips, LCD, television and high...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Insider Staff (

Philips 47PFL9603D LCD television

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: 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


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface: 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


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100 / 50
Frequency:100 Hertz / 50 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: 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 of Monitor:LCD