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Philips 58PFL9955

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Philips 58PFL9955. 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. Opinions about the remote control and size are generally positive. The design and durability are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the tuner and price.

image quality, durability, design, size, remote control

price, tuner

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 58PFL9955 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Philips 58PFL9955H review


Just as Spinal Tap's amps go to 11, then Philips' 58PFL9955H goes to 21. Or 21:9, to be precise. This is the much-anticipated sequel to the brand's original, ground-breaking and seriously movie-friendly Cinema 21:9 – a TV which laughed in the piffling...

Design; 2D/3D pictures; excellent multimedia talents; internet browsing; image processing

Off-axis viewing; no Freeview HD tuner; no 2D-3D conversion

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Philips 58PFL9955H Cinema 21:9 Platinum


Philips doesn't do things by halves. Designed primarily to rid Blu-ray movie transfers of those pesky black bars top and bottom, this uniquely (for now – LG demoed a very similar product behind closed doors at the recent CES) shaped TV increases the...

Full-screen CinemaScope movies, HD detail, contrast, black levels, colour, Ambilight, speakers, remote control

No Freeview HD, messy 3D, distorts some sources

Almost four grand gets almost the finished article, but this unique 21:9-shaped LED-studded screen is a specialist screen. With wow factor in spades, this 58-incher lacks a Freeview HD tuner or convincing 3D pictures, yet its jaw-dropping contrast and...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Mark Craven (

Philips Cinema 21:9 Platinum (58PFL9955H) review


Philips second-generation 21:9 TV adds 3D and LED backlighting

2D and 3D hi-def pictures ; Punchy, crisp audio ; Design ; Easy to use remote control ; Multimedia capabilities

No Freeview HD tuner ; Ambilight not suited to 3D ; Aspect ratio choices can confuse ; No 2D-3D conversion

Philips' first cinemascope (21:9) ratio TV sent shockwaves through the home entertainment universe when it launched in 2009. A TV that delivered widescreen movies without black bars at the bottom and top of the image was a daring step that helped...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Philips 3D Cinema 21:9 Platinum preview


Over a year on, and Philips has launched the second version of its impressive 21:9 Cinema television at IFA 2010. Pocket-lint was on hand to have a look at the new model, and more importantly to see how it fares against the previous version. Should the...

No black bars, 3D sensor built in, superb picture quality

No Freeview HD, price, you might have to buy a bigger house

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: T3 (

Philips 3D Cinema 21:9 Platinum first look


3D Nature movies are made for 21:9 as Philips' pricey but gorgeous set proves

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: David Ludlow (

Philips Cinema 21:9 58PFL9955H review


Impressive image quality and great looks, but crosstalk is a problem in 3D

Mar, 2011

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Philips Cinema 21:9 58PFL9955H review


Philips' second-gen super-widescreen TV is even bigger than before, and it's all set for 3D action, too. So, is it time to clear a 58in space on the wall?

Movie buffs with big wallets will love it. It’s not perfect, but we’d sell our gran for one

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Philips Cinema 21:9 58PFL9955H review


The second 21:9 LCD television from Philips certainly has some minor niggles, but for out and out wow factor it leads the field

Proportions look fantastic ; detailed images ; sounds decent ; solid build ; nice remote

Struggles with motion ; no HD tuner ; doesn’t handle movie subtitles well

There are minor niggles and images take a fair bit of tweaking, but for out and out wow factor, this Philips takes some beating

Jan, 2011

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Philips Cinema 21:9 58PFL9955H Review


Movie buffs with big wallets will love it. It's not perfect, but we'd sell our gran for one

Outside of beaming pictures from a projector, Philips’ monster Cinema 21:9 TV has been the closest you’ll get to experiencing true widescreen cinematic splendour in the living room. Now its second gen

Jan, 2011


Expert review by: John Archer (

Philips Cinema 21:9 58PFL9955H/12


This 58in widescreen telly is one of the best LED LCD TVs we've ever reviewed.

Vibrant and well saturated colours ; Excellent sound quality ; Amazing picture quality

No Freeview HD tuner ; Crosstalk with 3D ; Slight haloing during off-axis viewing

Sure, the 58PFL9955H’s lack of a Freeview HD tuner is irritating, the work needed to get the best from it might seem intimidating, and the crosstalk with 3D (however minimal versus rival LCD sets) is definitely an area for Philips to work on for next...

Nov, 2010

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