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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 476 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the color and build quality. The sound and design also get good comments, whereas there are some negative opinions about the size and usability. Views are divided on the tuner.

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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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips PFL9705 Series LCD TV (32", 40", 46")

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Philips PFL9705 Series LCD TV (32", 40", 46") from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

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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

The highly capable 40PFL9705's combination of fine 2D with half-decent 3D, brilliant build quality, Ambilight and some of the best speakers around – together with a thoroughly high-end feel – carry on that tradition.

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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

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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

However, the latter are also spectacularly vivid and bright by alternate-frame standards. It's also an object of beauty, boasts unprecedented multimedia capability (including open internet access), delivers superb sound, and (provided you handle it...

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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

In feature terms, its expanded its multimedia support with the unique MediaConnect system, offering a really great way of getting your TV and PC to work together for people not comfortable with the usual more inscrutable TV file streaming approaches.

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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 ; Performance: 5/5 ; Design: 5/5 ; Features: 4/5 ; Overall: 4/5

Recommended!

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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...

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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

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Philips 9000 (46PFL9705H/12) review

 

The classy 46-inch Philips 46PFL9705H/12 produces some startling pictures and has top-notch sonics, but the LED TV's line-up of Internet services is weak and it lacks an HD tuner.

Deep black levels ; Rich, natural colours ; Excellent picture processing

Poor Internet features ; No HD tuner ; Pricey

The Philips 46PFL9705H/12 puts in an impressive performance in terms of both picture and sound. It's also one of the best LCD screens out there when it comes to 3D. In saying that, we're not fans of its convoluted menu system and, given the high price,...

EISA Award - Best Product

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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...

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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...

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD) / No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
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

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface:No / Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: 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

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:200 / 400
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: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:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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