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Philips PFL9703 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of Philips PFL9703 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 52"). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the size and color are overall positive. The sound and design are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the black level and remote control.

image quality, design, sound, color, size

price, remote control, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL9703 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Philips 52 PFL 9703 D


Good contrast., Integrated ambient lighting system., Decent sound., USB and LAN connections

Picture quality is very dependent on viewing angle., Faulty 24p reproduction., The price

Mar, 2010

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Philips 47 PFL 9703 D


High motion clarity in movies., Built-in tuner for analog and digital terrestrial TV., Eye-friendly Ambilight system., Ambient-light sensor for brightness adjustment., Handy multimedia extras., Decent sound., Excellent tuner picture

Low contrast ratio., Outmoded menu with oversized pages., Navigation wheel on the remote control moves too freely., No authentic 24p playback

Thanks to an excellent, bright tuner-picture, sensible features, and relatively rich sound, the Philips is a great everyday TV. On the other hand, the low contrast ratio and lack of 24p-playback make the TV less suitable for the home-theater.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Siddharth Bhatia (

Philips 52PFL9703 LCD TV


LCD TVs are commonly reviewed by us, and today is no different. Except for the fact that this model is larger than normal. It's a 52" LCD TV by Philips, and first things first; we had to lug our AV room's sofa back a good two feet, so as to accommodate...

We could get a vibrant contrast level by switching dynamic contras in the menu to medium, and also sharpness levels kept at half made the pic quite splendid. Though here, I would like to make one point: the gamma level of this TV is a little off normal...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

Philips 42PFL9703D review


Philips pulls out all the stops with for its awesome 42" 1080p LCD TV

Fantastic pictures ; Superior sound ; Generous features

Light artefacting around motion

One of the very best LCD sets ever made has startlingly good pictures and an endless array of features

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Philips 42PFL9703D


Another Full HD LCD

Good picture quality, four HDMI inputs

High price, 100Hz mode flickers, not many legacy inputs

It has all the right specifications, but an imperfect 100Hz mode and a lack of inputs for older devices stop the 42PFL903D being an easy choice.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Philips 42PFL9703D


Another Full HD LCD

Good picture quality, four HDMI inputs

High price, 100Hz mode flickers, not many legacy inputs

Aug, 2008

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Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips Cineos 42PFL9703D/10 42in LCD TV


Philips' latest picture processing engine joins forces with cutting edge LCD panel technology to spectacular effect!

In the 42PFL9703D/10, Philips has brought together its latest picture processing engine with a cutting edge wide-colour gamut LCD panel to deliver what is undeniably one of the best pictures we've yet seen from an LCD TV.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

Philips 42PFL9703D


We had high hopes for the Philips 42PFL9703D, but a poorly performing 100Hz mode and some set-up quirks means the TV isn't quite the Bravia killer we first thought.

Decent picture quality ; Good blacks and off-axis viewing ; Great design ; Four HDMI inputs

High price ; Set-up wizard can make picture worse ; 100Hz mode is poor ; Minimum of non-HDMI inputs

Though USB connections worked okay — despite the lack of play controls — it was trying to auto-connect to the CNET network that failed to give us joy. Granted, it's a complicated system, as workplaces tend to be, but the lack of advanced network...

Jul, 2008

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Philips Cineos 42PFL9703/98


Good performance overall but with a few niggling faults. And it should be a lot cheaper given the panel size

Consumer review by: nsa (

Philips 42PFL9703D


Upon receipt of TV plugged it in and got good audio but no video. Called Philips technical support, they tried but could not help. They told me that that was all they could do and the TV was "out of warranty". I returned the TV to Amazon for a refund...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications


HD type:Full HD


VESA mounting: Yes