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Philips 42PFL9703D

Philips 42PFL9703D
alaScore 89

56 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Philips 42PFL9703D. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design, whereas reviews are divided on the image quality. 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 42PFL9703D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Philips 42PFL9703D

 

Another Full HD LCD

Good picture quality, four HDMI inputs

High price, 100Hz mode flickers, not many legacy inputs

It has all the right specifications, but an imperfect 100Hz mode and a lack of inputs for older devices stop the 42PFL903D being an easy choice.

Aug, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Philips Cineos 42PFL9703D/10 42in LCD TV

 

Philips' latest picture processing engine joins forces with cutting edge LCD panel technology to spectacular effect!

In the 42PFL9703D/10, Philips has brought together its latest picture processing engine with a cutting edge wide-colour gamut LCD panel to deliver what is undeniably one of the best pictures we've yet seen from an LCD TV.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Philips 42PFL9703D 42" LCD TV overview

 

Philips 9000 42PFL9703D 106.7 cm (42") 1080p LCD TV - 16:9 - DVB-T - 176° / 176° - 1920 x 1080 - Surround Sound - 30 W RMS - 4 x HDMI - USB

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Philips 42PFL9703D review

 

Philips pulls out all the stops with for its awesome 42" 1080p LCD TV

Fantastic pictures ; Superior sound ; Generous features

Light artefacting around motion

One of the very best LCD sets ever made has startlingly good pictures and an endless array of features

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Philips 42PFL9703D

 

Another Full HD LCD

Good picture quality, four HDMI inputs

High price, 100Hz mode flickers, not many legacy inputs

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Philips 42PFL9703D

 

We had high hopes for the Philips 42PFL9703D, but a poorly performing 100Hz mode and some set-up quirks means the TV isn't quite the Bravia killer we first thought.

Decent picture quality. Good blacks and off-axis viewing. Great design. Four HDMI inputs.

High price. Set-up wizard can make picture worse. 100Hz mode is poor. Minimum of non-HDMI inputs.

We had high hopes for the Philips 42PFL9703D, but a poorly performing 100Hz mode and some set-up quirks means the TV isn't the Bravia killer we first thought.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Philips 42PFL9703D

 

We had high hopes for the Philips 42PFL9703D, but a poorly performing 100Hz mode and some set-up quirks means the TV isn't quite the Bravia killer we first thought.

Decent picture quality ; Good blacks and off-axis viewing ; Great design ; Four HDMI inputs

High price ; Set-up wizard can make picture worse ; 100Hz mode is poor ; Minimum of non-HDMI inputs

Though USB connections worked okay — despite the lack of play controls — it was trying to auto-connect to the CNET network that failed to give us joy. Granted, it's a complicated system, as workplaces tend to be, but the lack of advanced network...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Philips 42PFL9703D

 

Upon receipt of TV plugged it in and got good audio but no video. Called Philips technical support, they tried but could not help. They told me that that was all they could do and the TV was "out of warranty". I returned the TV to Amazon for a refund...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Philips 42PFL9703D

 

would a philips sound bar HTS8140 improve sound quality of this t.v.?

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Philips 42PFL9703D

 

Has anybody setup the new Philips 42PFL9703D (9 series) with a video calibration disc (eg Digital Video Essential HD)?

Awesome SD picture, TV and DVD ; Wasn't sure about the look at first but it has grown on me ; Can be greatly rewarded after spending some time tweaking the settings ; Again - Really Awesome SD picture

Default settings are not good ; Blacks could be darker (but thats LCD for you) ; Are all the picture enhancers necessary ; No video streaming, I dont see why it couldn't if Philips wanted

Sep, 2008
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