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Philips PFL9705 Series LCD TV (32", 40", 46")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 483 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the color and durability are overall positive. The sound and design are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the tuner. The size and usability get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL9705 Series LCD TV (32", 40", 46") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Philips PFL9705 Series LCD TV (32", 40", 46")


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Philips PFL9705 Series LCD TV (32", 40", 46") from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on People really like the sound. The image quality also gets good comments, but some have doubts about the usability.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips 40PFL9705H - 40" 3D LED-backlit LCD TV - widescreen - 1080p (FullHD) - onyx black brushed aluminium

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (

Philips 46PFL9705H review


This direct LED TV is the first 3D-capable model I've seen from Philips, and it's also the first active 3D LCD TV to convince me that LCD tech might eventually conquer its crosstalk nemesis.

Stellar 2D pictures; the least crosstalk we’ve seen with 3D from an LCD TV; well built; attractive

No Freeview HD; processing tools need careful use

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Philips 40PFL9705 review


A bit small for 3D, but nothing touches this TV for image quality

Brushed aluminium casing ; 2D Blu-ray pictures ; Colour and contrast ; Remote control ; Ambilight ; Speakers ; Built-in Wi-Fi

No Freeview HD tuner ; Messy 3D transmitter kit ; 3D pictures suffer from crosstalk

Sandwiched between two very well reviewed 32-inch 32PFL9705 and 46-inch 46PFL9705H sets in Philips' high-end 9000 Series, the 40-inch 40PFL9705 is an expensive TV and is closer to the spec of the stunning £4,000 58-incher 58PFL9955H than it is to...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Jason Denwood (

Philips 40PFL9705 review


Can a TV be considered high-end if it has no Freeview HD tuner? Clocking in at just shy of £2000, Philips' latest may lack the latest free high-def TV channels, but combines 3D and pin-sharp Blu-ray pictures with Ambilight and Net TV to create a...

Contrast, colour, detail, Ambilight, speakers, remote control

No Freeview HD, too small for 3D, crosstalk, high price

There’s no Freeview HD or built-in 3D, but armed with a 3D transmitter and a quite brilliant SD upscaler, this delectable high-end LED-backlit TV proves that there’s no match for careful picture processing and high-end build quality

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips 46PFL9705H review


Probably the best 3D LCD TV in the world today

Stellar 2D pictures ; Sumptuous design ; Terrific sound quality ; Massive feature list ; Excellent multimedia tools

Complicated to use ; Not cheap for a 46-inch TV ; Crosstalk noise compared to plasma

After making a passable 3D debut Philips has set its sights on something rather more refined.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips 32PFL9705 review


Direct LED and peerless picture quality make this the best 32-inch TV ever made

Stunning picture quality ; Ambilight works a treat ; Nice looking and well-built ; Excellent sound quality ; Outstanding multimedia capabiilty

No 3D compatibility ; Extremely expensive for a 32in TV ; Complicated to use

Philips' high-end sets are reliably innovative and tend to produce class-leading pictures, ensuring that the first of Philips' 9000 range arrives with some high expectations to live up to, despite its relatively small screen size.

Aug, 2010


Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips 40PFL9705H


Yes, it's flawed. Yes, it's fiddly. But thankfully Philips' 40PFL9705H is nonetheless pretty damn great if you treat it right.

Stunning 2D performance ; Superb sound ; Exceptional multimedia talents

A little crosstalk with 3D ; Haloing with off-axis viewing ; Demands continual effort to get the best from it

The 40PFL9705H won’t be for every one. Its relatively high price, lack of a Freeview HD tuner and rather demanding nature see to that. But if you can get past these initial 'barriers to entry', we're confident that you will end up falling hook, line...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


Perfect Pixel HD engine. Perfect Natural Motion. Perfect Contrast. Perfect Colours. How much perfection can one humble television incorporate?

When it’s good, it’s very very good. But when it’s bad it's horrid

Dec, 2010

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (

European LCD-TV 2010-2011 - Philips 46PFL9705


Philips is considered by many to be a technology leader offering innovative solutions. Continuous improvement in search of optimum performance is once again demonstrated by features such as excellent motion compensation and direct LED scanning...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Rasmus Larsen (

Philips 9705H


Philips' new European flagship is called 9705H and in a review we will take a look at this innovative LCD-TV with LED local dimming, 400Hz, and scanning backlights. Basically the most advanced picture technology from a LCD-TV today. Philips 9705H...

Fantastic black level; Response time and scanning backlights; Inputs pointing down or to the side; No clouding at all; SD and HD picture quality; No reflections; ; ; Good speakers

Standard settings; Minor overdrive trailing; Halos from local dimming; Internet browser not very good; Oversaturated colors ; Too much 3D crosstalk

Philips new high-end model, 9705H, has a range of multimedia features but we have come to the same conclusion as in the Philips 8605H review. The DLNA and USB functionality is quite good. The NET TV internet services are too limited and the internet...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD) / No
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD):No / Yes
Web Browser:No / Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 100 / VESA 200 x 300


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:200 / 400
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Direct LED
LED Technology:Direct LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):B
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

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