Philips 42PF9831D TV reviews and prices: 42" HD Ready LCD screen

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+ This TV scores high on image quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.3 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.
Philips 42PF9831D with 42" HD Ready LCD screen, 2 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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Kal, Birmingham

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good Build Quality, Fantastic Picture - I love HD, Brilliant Sound, Amazing cinematic experience with the Home Theatre System, Ambilight is unique in itself
Bad points:
Pricey but you get what you pay for. Would have prefered a better wall mounting system.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Jun 2007

KEN, STOCKPORT

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
42" GIVES A NEW MEANING TO WATCHING TELEVISON AND OUR DVD'S
Bad points:
37" AMBLIGHT NOT AS GOOD AS THE 42"
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Jul 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Outstanding HD Picture for Games. Slight Smear on fast moving Digital Broadcasts
Bad points:
None worth mentioning
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Aug 2007

Andrew, Chelmsford

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent non HD picture in normal use
Bad points:
Can't think of any
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jun 2007

tony, northants

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
conectivity is very good with 2 hdmi, svga and ethernet straight to your router.
very good sound never have it over 20 on the volume.
picture is good even through scart on sky +
ambylight is good on viewing though have to get used to it
Bad points:
very big tv didnt fit in the place i intended it to
also to heavy for wall mount
to many settings to turn on and off which means to many variations
the motion detector setting makes films look like there on a budget
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Jul 2007

donna, south london

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
hd ready with source, stunning picture and design
Bad points:
what happens if amberlight bulb blows,you cannot fix youself
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Jul 2007

Jim, Argyll

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
plenty of connections.sound is great.
Bad points:
dissappointed that the EPG did not allow channel viewing while browsing what other programmes to watch.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 May 2007

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Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 42
Type of screen LCD
3D No
HD TV HD Ready
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of scart ports 2
Connections HDMI
Smart TV No
Frequency (Hz) 50
Response time (Milliseconds) 3
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 4000
Reflection angle 176
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 1366
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 768
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 550
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 38
Release date 2006-04-01

Also known as: PHILIPS 42PF9831D/10, Philips 42 PF 9831

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