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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 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. Comments about the size and color are on the whole positive. The design and sound are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the black level and remote control.

image quality, sound, design, 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Televisions.com (televisions.com)

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

Expert review by: Televisions.com (televisions.com)

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 (tech.firstpost.com)

Philips 52PFL9703 LCD TV - Tech2

 

A true premier product, leading the brand's 9700 series as the largest LCD screen size...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Siddharth Bhatia (tech.firstpost.com)

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 (techradar.com)

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 (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Philips 42PFL9703D

 

Another Full HD LCD

Good picture quality, four HDMI inputs

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

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

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: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Philips 42PFL9703 review

 

A handsome, distinctive TV ; superbly detailed images ; superior sound

Byzantine set-up process ; seems pricey, even for this level of performance

This is one of the best 42in screens out there. Whether it's worth the money, only you can decide

Nov, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

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 (cnet.com.au)

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Virtual Dolby Digital, BBE
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 30
Sound enhancement technology:Automatische volumeregelaar, Digitale signaalverwerking, Dynamic Bass Enhancement, Grafische equalizer, Smart Sound / Dynamic Bass Enhancement, Smart Sound

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):30000:1 / 55000:1
Display brightness:450 / 500
Display Diagonal:42 / 47 / 52
Display Diagonal (metric):46.9 / 52
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display resolution at frequency:640 x 480 @ 60Hz\n800 x 600 @ 60Hz\n1024 x 768 @ 60Hz\n1280 x 768 @ 60Hz\n1360 x 768 @ 60Hz\n1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
HD type:Full HD / HD
High frequency rate:100
Motion interpolation frequency:100
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:2
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Zoom / 4:3, 14:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) / 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:46.9
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Input frequency:50
Input Voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):190 / 243
Power consumption (standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):206 / 275 / 278 / 328

Ergonomics

Placement supported:Horizontal
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:15.7 x 15.7 / 300 x 300 / 400 x 400

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Remote Control Type:RC4492
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Energy saving, Game, Personal, Standard, Vivid / Game, Movie, Personal, Standard, Vivid / Game, Personal, Standard, Vivid

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Backlight: Yes
Display:LCD W-UXGA
DVB:DVB Terrestrial, DVB-T MPEG4 / Terrestrial
Ext 1 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in, RGB
Ext 2 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in, RGB
Ext 3:YPbPr, Audio L/R in, VGA PC-in
Ext 4:HDMI v1.3
Ext 5:HDMI v1.3
Ext 6:HDMI v1.3
Front / Side connections:HDMI v1.3, S-video in, CVBS in, Audio L/R in, Headphone out, USB
Full HD: Yes
HDMI:
Multimedia connections:USB
Package dimensions (WxDxH):56 x 14.8 x 44.8
Power Requirements:220 - 240 V CA +/- 10% / 220 - 240 V, 50 Hz
Stand-by LED: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Data

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:12.6 / 13 / 14.8
Package height:32 / 37.1 / 44.8
Package weight:110.2 / 135.4 / 2165.8 / 86
Package width:45.8 / 50.2 / 56
User Guide on CD-ROM: Yes

Performance

Audio formats supported:MP3
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):EasyLink
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Teletext:1200
Teletext function: Yes
Teletext standards:Hyper-text
Video compression format:MPEG1, MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG1,MPEG2

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 4
Audio (L,R) out:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 2
Composite video in:1 / 3
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:3 / 4
HDMI version:1.3
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in:No / Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RGB ports quantity:1 / 2
S-Video in:1 / 2
S-Video inputs quantity:1 / 2
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
Subwoofer out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC (power) in:Y
AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (PowerSave):190 / 243
Power consumption (standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):206 / 275 / 278 / 328

Smart TV

Internet TV: No
Smart TV:No / Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB / DVB-C, DVB-T
Supported TV bands: / Hyperband, S Band, UHF, VHF / Hyperband, UHF / UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.94 / 4.57 / 4.92 / 5.04
Depth (with stand):11.7 / 12.8
Dimensions (WxDxH):50.8 x 4.57 x 32.9
Height:25.9 / 29 / 31.6 / 32.9
Height (with stand):31.5 / 34.4
Weight:1432.1 / 50 / 87.1 / 89.5 / 99.2
Weight with stand:106.9 / 110.2 / 110.7 / 1770.8 / 60 / 99.2
Width:41.5 / 46.1 / 50.8 / 51.2
Width (with stand):46.1 / 51.2