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Philips PFL9632 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 721 reviews of Philips PFL9632 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 52"). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the sound and design are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the energy efficiency, and there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL9632 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Philips PFL9632 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 52") from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Reviewers are impressed by the sound and usability. The size and price also get good comments.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 47PFL9632 - 47" Widescreen 1080P Full HD LCD TV - With Ambilight & FreeviewPhilips 47PFL9632 - 47" Widescreen 1080P Full HD LCD TV - With Ambilight & FreeviewPhilips 37PFL9632 - 37" Widescreen 1080P Full HD LCD TV - With Ambilight & Freeview

Mar, 2015

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Philips Cineos 52 PFL 9632 D/10


Apart from the picture's rich contrast, colors are faithfully reproduced and appear natural., The "Ambilight" feature makes the picture appear even larger than it is, and also enhances the viewing experience by making it more relaxed., A USB memory...

Motion appears smeared and streaky., Original 24p cinematic material is not interpreted correctly and introduces errors

The huge Philips 52 PFL 9632 D/10 combines high-contrast full HD pictures with an appealing "Ambilight" room ambient lighting system. High brightness and natural color rendition are the strengths of this LCD flat-panel, but motion lacks clarity, and...

Jul, 2007

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Philips 37 PFL 9632 D/10


Well suited to both home-theater and digital presentations - the Philips delivers full HD resolution even when connected to a PC., Precise factory calibration ensures sharp pictures with natural colors., Relaxed viewing and atmospheric lighting with...

Original cinematic frame rate is no great friend of the Philips, which does flounder a bit with 24p Blu-ray material., Motion sharpness is lower if viewing content from a 1080i HDTV set-top box

The 37 PFL 9632 D/10 is a great combination of innovative "Ambilight"-technology, chic design and a good, but sadly not perfect, picture. Philips has high ambitions being one of the market leaders in television production. It is trying to set itself...

Jul, 2007

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Philips 52PFL9632D review


A largely luscious LCD screen that refuses to stand in the shadows of the Aurea

Great features ; Superb HD pictures ; Good build quality ; Looks fantastic

Get ready to empty your wallet

Aug, 2008

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Philips 42PFL9632D review


The most watchable super-size LCD TV we've ever seen

Deep blacks ; Smooth motion ; Ambilight’s wow factor

Slight shimmering around fast-moving objects ; Tricky to use

Feb, 2008

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Philips 47PFL9632D review


Philips' Perfect Pixel Engine goes large.

Picture clarity ; Traditional Ambilight ; Connectivity

The processing is occasionally caught out by small, fast-moving objects ; Care needed with setup

Feb, 2008

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Philips 32PFL9632D review


Forget Pixel Plus, people. This time, Philips' pixels are apparently perfect

Extensive connections ; Outstanding pictures ; Good black levels

Some ghosting on fast moving objects

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Paul Lester (

Philips 47PFL9632D LCD television review


Philips has been known for producing some of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring screens in the HD business, in large due to the impact of its patented ambilight technology. Last year we reviewed the impressive 42PF, which sports full Ambilight...

Superb performance, dramatic impact from the ambilight, available dirt cheap (if you're lucky)

Lacks some important connectivity, absence of preset environment modes

The 47-inch screen from Philips' new Ambilight range is a superb display, leaving much of its competition in the LCD market in the shade

Dec, 2007


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Philips 32PFL9632D/10 review


32in LCD TVs such as Mirai's DTL-832E600 (reviewed What's New, Shopper 244) are now available for as little as £350 including VAT, so this 32in model from Philips was always going to have a tough time justifying its high price.

May, 2008

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Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips Cineos 52PFL9632D/10 52in LCD TV


Bigger really is better when it comes to Philips' Cineos 52PFL9632D/10 LCD TV.

The bigger Philips' PFL9632D TVs get, the more we like them. So given that the 52PFL9632D is the largest set in the range, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that we like it a lot. A very lot. Try one for yourself and see if you...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Alex Jennings (

Philips 47PFL9632D review


Philips appears to have thrown everything but the kitchen sink at producing better pictures from the 47PFL9632D -- and its efforts have paid off handsomely in the form of some of the best big screen LCD pictures to date. Add this to the TV's great...

Picture quality is generally outstanding ; Great looks ; Ambilight ; Good connectivity ; Immense feature count

Requires care at setup stage ; Occasional processing artefacts

Conclusion As with all really complex things, the 47PFL9632D demands more user knowledge and TLC than most TVs. But provided you show it the respect it deserves, it pays you back in fine style with some of the most spectacular pictures yet seen on a...

Jan, 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 Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): Yes
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
Processor Cores:Single-Core
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
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
S-Video: Yes
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 200 x 100 / VESA 600 x 400


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

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature:No / Yes

General Features

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