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Philips 40PFL9704

alaTest has collected and analyzed 359 reviews of Philips 40PFL9704. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the image quality and sound are on the whole positive. The durability and design also get good comments, but some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips 40PFL9704 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Philips 40PFL9704 review

 

We thought nothing would come close to matching the dramatic depth and punch of Pioneer's Kuro plasma sets. Enter Philips...

Fabulous picture, with especially impressive contrast ; terrific sound ; comprehensive spec ; elegant styling ; quality build

It’s hardly what you’d call cheap

A premium price for a premium TV. If you’ve got the cash, this Philips is well worth the outlay

Jan, 2010

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Philips 40PFL9704 review

 

We thought nothing would come close to matching the dramatic depth and punch of Pioneer's Kuro plasma sets. Enter Philips...

A premium price for a premium TV. If you've got the cash, this Philips is well worth the outlay

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (pocket-lint.com)

Philips 40PFL9704 television

 

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. With powerful speakers and fluid, contrast-heavy pictures, this...

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. Effective use of LED backlighting and the useful, if slightly flawed, Perfect Natural Motion feature helps create some of...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

Philips 40PFL9704 LCD TV review

 

Pricey 40-inch LED screen that pulverises plasma

Stunning pictures ; Excellent image processing ; Ambilight wins ; Superb BLu-ray performance

The price ; Soft Freeview pictures

With tumbling prices and features galore, standing out in the big-screen TV market isn't easy.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : HDTVorg.co.uk (hdtvorg.co.uk)

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.

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:4
Number of Speakers:4
RMS rated power:15

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver
On/Off switch: No
Product color:Black, Silver
Product colour:Black, Silver

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):5000000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:40
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Progressive Scan: Yes
Screen format adjustments:
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Energy Management

Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):92

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable:
Handheld remote control: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

HDMI:
Set width:38.9

Performance

Child lock: Yes
Teletext:1200
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
HDMI version:1.3
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):92

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T
Supported TV bands:

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.5
Height:24.8
Weight:43.7
Weight with stand:49.8
Width:38.9