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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 718 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. Reviewers really like the sound and design. The usability and price also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency, while there are some mixed views 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 Comments about the sound and usability are generally positive. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

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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

Jul, 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

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: John Archer (

Philips 32PFL9632D 32in LCD TV


John looks at Philips' new Perfect Pixel Engine and comes away very impressed.

While the 32PFL9632D's pictures may not yet represent complete perfection, they get pretty darned close to it, and might certainly be argued to deliver the best pictures yet seen on a 32in LCD TV. Especially since they put to the sword more fully than...

Nov, 2007

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Stuff magazine


Sexy looks, clever specs and the Ambilight system make this Philips 32-incher like no other at this price

Mostly a resounding success: the styling and Ambilight system will be enough to sell it to many

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Alex Jennings (

Philips 47PFL9632D


Philips has thrown everything at producing better pictures from the 47PFL9632D -- and its efforts have paid off in some of the best LCD images to date.

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

Expert review by: Ella Morton (

Philips 42PFL9632D Ambilight TV


A 1080p model with mutiple-mode Ambilight and anti-judder features, the 42PFL9632D performs well in movie mode.

Ambilight modes suit movies ; Simple, user-friendly set-up ; Anti-judder features for smooth movement

Blacks are not deep and shadows lose details ; Slight trail in movement scenes ; Motion settings take some getting used to

As befits its Cineos name, the 42PFL9632D is best suited to those with a penchant for drawing the curtains and firing up the home cinema to settle in for a night of next-gen DVD viewing. Activating Ambilight lends a sense of drama and occasion to the...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips 47PFL9632D


The set's most immediately obvious trick is Ambilight, whereby pools of coloured light sympathetic to the content of the picture spill from the TV's sides. As well as giving the 47PFL9632D a striking after-dinner talking point, Ambilight genuinely...

Superb picture quality, features galore, Ambilight design

Care needs to be taken with picture settings, occasional processing glitches

May, 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