Philips’ 47PFL9664H is one of the top dogs of the Dutch manufacturer’s LCD TV range.
Strip out the Cinema 21:9 and LED Pro models and it’s actually the most highly-specced TV it offers, boasting a plethora of picture enhancing tech alongside Wi-Fi, web and media-streaming DLNA capabilities – not to mention the iconic Ambilight rear lighting system.
If you’re looking for a smaller set with all the features listed about, check out our review of the 42PFL9664H, the smaller brother of this quite mammoth LCD TV.
Haul the 47in beast out of its box and you’ll find it’s [...]
Using LED backlighting in LCD TVs is no longer news. Over the last few months we’ve seen a flurry of new TVs from a growing number of brands all exploiting the technology. Yet the Philips 46PFL9704H makes LED feel all shiny and futuristic again, simply by virtue of how damn good it is.
The 46PFL9704′s play for your AV heart begins as soon as you take in its crisp, metallic (brushed aluminium, metallurgy fans), two-tone design, offset by the spectacle of Philips’ Ambilight system spilling from three of the TV’s sides.
If you dont have the space for the 46PFL9704 then there [...]
After producing a stream of extravagantly specified premium TVs, Philips is finally catering for the less well off with the 42PFL7404, and we hope this doesn’t mean too many cut corners.
It certainly doesn’t look cheap: the glossy black bezel is extremely slender, and is dramatically offset by a transparent cowl curving forward around the TV’s extremities. However, there’s no sign of Philips’ usual Ambilight technology.
The set lacks the extravagant fifth HDMI and Ethernet port of models higher up the range, but most users will likely find the four provided HDMIs [...]