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Philips PFL9704 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 382 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and usability are generally positive. The sound and color are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative views about the tuner and value for money.

image quality, color, sound, usability, design

value for money, tuner

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL9704 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 382 reviews)

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Philips 46PFL9704H review


Philips' second-generation LED TV leaves us awestruck

Beautiful design ; Outstanding audio ; Arguably the best LCD picture ever ; Excellent 'net connectivity

Quality doesn't come cheap ; Colour presets aren't great

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Philips 40PFL9704 television review


With flatscreen TVs now a commodity market, finding a high-end set that represents the pinnacle of engineering is increasingly tricky – but Philips' latest LED set strives for just that.

Deep black, excellent speakers, fluid pictures

Some artefacts, over-processed digital TV, high price

With powerful speakers and fluid, contrast-heavy pictures, this 40-inch TV shows just what can be done to the flatscreen TV idea

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Philips 40PFL9704 40in LED Backlit LCD TV


The Philips 40PFL9704 is the very definition of a premium TV.

Yet another advance the 40PFL9704 makes is the addition of 200Hz processing – or, to be more accurate, 100Hz processing plus a scanning backlight. This comes on top of the Perfect Natural Motion processing that forms a key part of Philips’ hugely...


EISA Award - Best Product

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European LCD-TV 2009-2010 -> Philips 46PFL9704H/12


Competition in the LCD display market is tough, but Philips once again offers a masterpiece for moving pictures. With its backlight now using 224 LED segments and local dimming, the 46PFL9704H/12 will amaze viewers with the deepest blacks ever, making...

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Philips 46PFL9704


Particularly key is its use of direct LED backlighting with more than 200 separately controllable LED light clusters - an arrangement that has consistently produced the best LCD TV picture quality.

Capable of magnificent pictures, superb audio performer, great looking TV, massive feature count, class-leading multimedia features

It's very expensive, it doesn't have a Freeview HD tuner, and it takes quite a bit of effort to keep pictures looking their best

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Philips 40PFL9704


Philips have created what is arguably the best LCD TV around, at a price ..

Philips have produced an LED TV that once again demonstrates how accomplished the Dutch manufacturer has become. This time however, they have gone a step further to create what is arguably the best LCD TV around.

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Philips 9000 LED Pro (40PFL9704H/12)


It's a great telly!

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio / Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Text (PAT): Yes
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: Yes


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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 400 x 400


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:200
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Direct LED

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: Yes

General Features

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