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Philips 42PFL9900 Series

Philips 42PFL9900 Series
alaScore 89

110 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Philips 42PFL9900 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips 42PFL9900 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Recommended!

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D 42in LCD TV

 

The latest TV from Philips may be hideously expensive, but you ain't seen nothing like it!

In wrapping this review up we're clearly bound to point out that at the best part of three grand, the 42PFL9900D is prohibitively if not grotesquely expensive for a 42in flat TV. But then the 42PFL9900D is no ordinary 42in TV, as its dazzling if...

Jan, 2008

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

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900 review

 

Philips 'latest take on its revolutionary Ambilight technology

Striking looks ; eye-catching Ambilight Spectra ; fine tuner ; sharp edges, excellent insight, vivid colours

Expensive ; can’t quite get motion right ; black levels aren’t perfect

This Philips packs in plenty of worthwhile technology substance to fine effect alongside the original styling

Aug, 2008

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900 review

 

Philips has delivered the first ‘glow in the dark' TV, with colourful – and very expensive – results. Is it worth the premium?

If you can afford it there’s simply no other TV out there that combines such a heady combination of looks and picture quality

Apr, 2008

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Philips has delivered the first ‘glow in the dark' TV, with colourful – and very expensive – results. Is it worth the premium?

If you can afford it there's simply no other TV out there that combines such a heady combination of looks and picture quality

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D review

 

Let there be Ambilight, says Philips

Spectra Ambilight is a showstopper ; Superb pictures ; Highly impressive sound

Massively expensive ; Could overly dominate a room

Groundbreaking picture quality combined with features galore at a good price

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Richard Arrowsmith (cnet.com.au)

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D

 

The Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D may be very expensive, but its picture performance nothing short of stunning, and the Ambilight Spectra system stands out from the crowd.

Excellent picture quality with hi-def material. Good sound. Hi-def inputs aplenty. Ambilight Spectra is an eye-catching, unusual feature.

Price. No PC input.

The Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D may be very expensive, but its picture performance is nothing short of stunning, and the Ambilight Spectra system stands out from the crowd.

Oct, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Richard Arrowsmith (cnet.com.au)

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D Review - LCD TVs

 

philips aurea 42pfl9900d review: The Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D may be very expensive, but its picture performance nothing short of stunning, and the Ambilight Spectra system stands out from the crowd.

Excellent picture quality with hi-def material, Good sound, Hi-def inputs aplenty, Ambilight Spectra is an eye-catching, unusual feature

Price, No PC input

The Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D may be very expensive, but its picture performance is nothing short of stunning, and the Ambilight Spectra system stands out from the crowd.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (pcauthority.com.au)

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D

 

Philips flagship TV from 2007 is a good benchmark, with plenty of worthwhile technology substance to fine effect alongside the original styling

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (igizmo.co.uk)

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D

 

There may be better ways to spend £3,000, but you won't find a better TV.

Ambilight Spectra takes the concept up a few notches, with 126 LEDs that illuminate both the surrounding wall and the TV frame. Colours closely match the nearest part of the TV picture, giving the impression that the image extends beyond its frame into...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Philips Aurea 42PFL9900D

 

beautiful picture, shame that 1080p signals are down coverted to 1080i then processed. the chipset inside doesn't support 1080p. Hence the flicker with PC's via HDMI.

Best picture i've ever seen on a tv

NOT TRUE 1080P ; Felt mislead when i bought this TV

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Virtual Dolby Digital, BBE
RMS rated power:24

Certificates

Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Color of product:Multi
Product color:Multicolor
Product colour:Multicolor
VESA mounting interfaces:600 x 400

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):8000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1200:1
Display brightness:550
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):42.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Technology:LCD
Response Time:3
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9, 16:9
Supported video modes:480i
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.8
Power consumption (typical):231

Ergonomics

VESA mounting interfaces:600 x 400

Features

Display Technology:LCD

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):N
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):No / Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Aerial input:75 ohm coaxial (IEC75)
Display:LCD Full HD W-UXGA Act.matrix
Ext 1 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB
Ext 2 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in/out, RGB
Ext 3:YPbPr, Audio L/R in
Ext 4:HDMI v1.3
Ext 5:HDMI v1.3
Ext 6:HDMI v1.3
Multimedia connections:USB
Power Requirements:220 - 240V
Set width:44.1
Stand width:23.2

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:13.3
Package height:47.7
Package weight:112.4
Package width:53.3

Performance

Child lock: Yes
Plug and Play:Y
Teletext:1200

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.8

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Supported TV bands:Hyperband, UHF

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.08
Depth (with stand):12
Height:28.1
Height (with stand):31.9
Stand width:23.2
Weight:87.3
Weight with stand:106.9
Width:44.1