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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 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 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the tuner and color. The sound and design are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the size and black level. There are some mixed views about the usability.

image quality, design, sound, color, tuner

price, remote control, black level, size

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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Review analysis

(Based on 136 reviews)

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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

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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: Good Gear (

Another Full HD LCD


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.

Good picture quality, four HDMI inputs

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

Jan, 2009

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

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Philips 42PFL9703D


Philips' latest 42-inch LCD offers good picture quality and plenty of digital inputs in a design suited to modern decor. It's not perfect, however, w...

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

Editor's Choice!

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: Ian Morris (

Philips Cineos 42PFL9703 review


This is the most impressive Philips TV we've seen for some time. The picture and sound quality are both excellent and the Ambilight is an improvement over the older two strip version. It does add to the movie experience, although perhaps not enough to...

Picture and sound quality ; Improved Ambilight ; Decent selection of inputs ; Attractive styling

Price ; Menus are a little ugly ; Remote control scroll wheel is a pain sometimes

In terms of picture quality, there isn't anything we can complain about. There are minor niggles with some aspects of the TV, but none are serious enough to be a problem. If you want a TV that matches this screen, you'll probably want to consider a...

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

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video / No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video / No
Picture and Text (PAT): Yes
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVI Interface:No / Yes
Ethernet:No / Yes
Front AV Interface: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video / No
S-Video: Yes
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 300 x 300 / VESA 400 x 400


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

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

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