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Philips PFL9955 Series LED TV (56", 58") / Cinema 21:9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Philips PFL9955 Series LED TV (56", 58") / Cinema 21:9. 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. People really like the remote control and size. The sound and design also get good opinions, but many are critical about the price and tuner.

image quality, design, sound, size, remote control

tuner, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips PFL9955 Series LED TV (56", 58") / Cinema 21:9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 82 reviews)

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Philips 58PFL9955H Cinema 21:9 Platinum review

 

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...

Gadget Awards Winner 2010

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Philips 58PFL9955H

 

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

If you've got the space, enjoy movies, and want to go 3D, this might just be better than going to the cinema

If you've got the space, enjoy movies, and want to go 3D, this might just be better than going to the cinema

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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

Really, the only thing wrong with it is its lack of a Freeview HD tuner – but that doesn't stop it bagging full marks. It's not a question of should you buy one, it's just whether or not you can afford to.

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First Look: Philips 3D Cinema 21:9 Platinum review

 

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

If you've got the space, enjoy movies, and want to go 3D, this might just be better than going to the cinema

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Philips 3D Cinema 21:9 Platinum first look

 

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

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

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Philips Cinema 21:9 58PFL9955H review

 

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

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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

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Philips Cinema 21:9 Platinum 3D (58PFL9955) review

 

Philips' upgraded Cinema 21:9 TV adds full LED backlighting and 3D compatibility to a movie-friendly aspect ratio. Its 3D performance isn't great, but otherwise it'll be well worth a look for home-cinema fanatics.

Great 2D picture quality ; Awesome design

No Freeview HD tuner ; Expensive ; Poor 3D performance

If you like Freeview, and watch it constantly, the new Philips Cinema 21:9 isn't the TV for you. If you have an extensive Blu-ray collection, with much of it in the 2.35:1 ratio, we're certain you'll have a very long and happy relationship with this...

Recommended!

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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...

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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: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 400 X 300

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:400
Frequency:200 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Direct LED

Energy Information

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

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Ready: Yes
3D Technology:Not Applicable / Shutter Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:21:9
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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