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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 636 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and sound. The design and value for money are also appreciated, but many are critical about the energy efficiency.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 636 reviews)

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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 card...

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...

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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 the...

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


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Philips 52PFL9632D


The Philips 52PFL9632D manages to elevate hi-def's glorious pictures to new levels of enjoyment

Ambilight ; impressive connectivity and feature count

Processing makes pictures flat and artificial

Many new LCD TVs are now using similar technology, but Philips' implementation seems a notch higher than its rivals', as moving objects remain cleaner and sharper than we've seen before, and there is no smearing evident over fast-moving shots


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Philips 47PFL9632D


The 47PFL9632D is a great showcase for Philips LCD processing prowess

Picture clarity ; Traditional Ambilight ; Connectivity

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

However, there are caveats. While the TV's black level response is outstanding by mainstream LCD standards, the image loses contrast and colour quickly if you view from any significant angle, so placement is crucial

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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


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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.

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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...

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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...

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Philips Cineos 52PFL9632D review


If big, beautiful hi-def pictures are what you're after, this 52-incher delivers the goods. Bold but realistic colours, strong black levels and the smoothest motion we've seen on an LCD, married with good connectivity and design, make this one of the...

Excellent motion handling and black levels ; Hi-def connectivity

No PC input ; 4:3 material often has to be stretched out

Conclusion While it's not as much as a statement product as Aurea, the 52PFL9632D is just as fantastic when it comes to performance. Feed this television a diet of hi-def movies, TV and games and you'll be rewarded with some of the cleanest, liveliest...

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Philips Cineos 42PFL9632D review


The Philips Cineos 42PFL9632D is a great TV with superb picture quality and the addition of Ambilight -- if you like that sort of thing. Our only major complaint is that some of the picture processing distorts the otherwise excellent image quality

Picture quality ; Sound quality, styling ; Ambilight

Price ; Lack of PC input ; Picture processing looks bad at times

It's probably fair to say that Ambilight adds to the cost of this TV. Although you can probably pick one of these up slightly over £1,400, the RRP is £1,800 so it will be up to you to decide if you think the extra features are worth a premium over a...

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
USB Recording: 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


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