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Philips PF98x1 (2016) Series

Philips PF98x1 (2016) Series
alaScore 89

108 reviews

Oct, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips PF98x1 (2016) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Robert Heron (pcmag.com)

Get Your Super HDTVs for the Super Bowl

 

The 42-inch Philips Flat HDTV (42PF9831D/37) commands the viewer's attention with an adaptive lighting system that surrounds the on-screen action with colors to complement the picture. Dubbed "Ambilight Full Surround," this integrated "bias lighting"...

Audio and image file support. Surround lighting system. Minimal image smearing with video containing fast motion

No backlight control. Weak video-noise reduction. Banding (posterization) noted in fine gradients. Video inputs lack discrete picture settings ; Watch the Philips Flat HDTV (42PF9831D/37) Video Review

The Philips Flat HDTV (42PF9831D/37) grabs the viewer's attention with its colorful surround lighting system, but this HDTV's image quality was mediocre compared with other similarly sized displays I've seen.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Performance

 

Philips 42PF9831D

Unique lighting fully surrounds the screen and can help reduce eyestrain; eye-catching design; slick remote; full feature package including CableCard and picture-in-picture.

Expensive; active lighting can be distracting; much larger than most 42-inch flat-panels; reproduces relatively light blacks; below-average off-angle viewing; no independent input memories; lacks backlight control; no dedicated PC input.

Ringed by glowing colored lights, the Philips 42PF9831D definitely dares to be different, but its high price and not-so-glowing picture quality reduce its appeal.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Gary Merson (hometheater.com)

Philips 42PF9831D LCD HDTV

 

The battle of flat-screen technology is heating up, and LCD makers are fighting each other for technological superiority. As we reach the end of 2006, the production of 40-to-42-inch LCDs has grown, while pricing has reached parity with plasma displays...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Gary Merson (hometheatermag.com)

Philips 42PF9831D LCD HDTV

 

The battle of flat-screen technology is heating up, and LCD makers are fighting each other for technological superiority. As we reach the end of 2006, the production of 40-to-42-inch LCDs has grown, while pricing has reached parity with plasma displays...

Philips succeeds in their goal of fast response, as the 42PF9831D is currently the largest LCD on the market without motion lag. Despite its shortcomings-some of which are inherent to LCD technology-it's an ideal choice for someone who wants a flat...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Televisions.com (televisions.com)

Philips 42 PF 9831

 

Clean and bright picture; good picture presets., First class features and manufacturing., Integrated "Ambilight" technology makes TV viewing more fun

The contrast is only average., The picture from the analog video inputs is not very sharp., The casing of the 42 PF 9831 is a bit cumbersome

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Dave Jansen (goodgearguide.com.au)

Philips 42PF9831

 

Philips is an interesting technology company. Their innovations seem geared toward making technology more accessible while also attaining a high stand...

Excellent picture quality in SD and HD, Innovative picture enhancement technologies

Mediocre PC performance, Bulky unit

While fairly bulky, the 42PF9831 is an excellent panel with high performance in SD and HD.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

Philips42PF9831D

 

A super screen at a super price, but don't be put off by the overall size

Fantastic picture quality ; Ambilight technology is easy on the eye ; fairly cheap considering its size

It is a bit of a heffer, though

Oct, 2006

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Philips 42PF9831D review

 

A super screen at a super price, but don't be put off by the overall size

Oct, 2006

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

A super screen at a super price, but don't be put off by the overall size

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Paul Lester (pocket-lint.com)

Philips 42PF9831D 42-inch LCD TV

 

Philips flagship model 42PF9831D 42-inch LCD TV is something a bit different for home cinema fanatics. Arriving in a box easily big enough for a 50-inch plasma screen is exciting enough, but not as surprising as opening it and not feeling let down to...

It looks fantastic, HD performance is excellent, a massive range of connectivity including HDMI, USB and Ethernet ports, HD up to 1080i

You really need HD to get the most from this LCD, it is quite, no 1080p support, expensive, fairly bulky

Philips has got just about everything right with the 42PF, it’s not the cheapest 42” LCD out there by a long shot, but you get so much for your money it’s almost impossible not to recommend it.

Sep, 2006

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