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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 reviews of Philips PFL9603 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47"). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the durability and usability. The sound and design also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the tuner and remote control.

image quality, design, sound, usability, 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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Review analysis

(Based on 331 reviews)

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Expert review by: John Archer (

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

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

Philips 32PFL9603D review


The latest processing technology delivers a genuine watershed moment for LCD tech

Generous connections ; Ambilight enhances viewing experience ; Finely detailed and vibrant hi-def images ; Superb black levels

Settings need some tweaking to get the best effect

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

Philips 47PFL9603D review


This technology-rich 47in LCD TV is certainly one hell of a smooth operator

Excellent motion handling ; Great menu system ; Superb picture quality ; Impressive audio

Awkward remote scroll wheel

Oct, 2008

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

Expert review by: (

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: Ian Morris (

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...

Sep, 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

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