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Philips 42PFL9603 TV reviews and prices: 42" Full HD 1080p LCD screen

Ambilight Spectra 2 Add a new dimension to your viewing experience with Ambilight Spectra 2. This patente... See full description.
  • 42"
  • LCD screen

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product description

Ambilight Spectra 2
Add a new dimension to your viewing experience with Ambilight Spectra 2. This patented Philips technology enlarges the screen further by projecting a glow of light from the back of the screen onto the surrounding wall. Ambilight automatically adjusts the colour and brightness of the light surrounding the TV to match the picture, creating an immersive viewing experience. With Ambilight Spectra 2 movies truly come to life!

Perfect Pixel HD Engine
Experience unrivalled sharpness and clarity with Perfect Pixel HD Engine. Each pixel of the picture is enhanced to match the surrounding pixels better, resulting in a more natural picture. The result is a unique combination of sharpness, natural detail, vivid colours, superior contrast and smooth natural motion whatever you are watching. Clean and razor sharp images result from artefact and noise detection and reduction in all content sources — from multimedia to standard TV.

Full HD LCD display 1920 × 1080p
Enjoy the exceptional picture quality of Full High Definition TV signals of HD sources like HDTV broadcast, or Blu-ray DVD. HD ready 1080p is a protected label that offers picture quality far beyond that of ordinary HD Ready. It conforms to strict standards laid out by EICTA to offer a Full HD screen that displays the benefits of resolution and picture quality of a Full HD 1920 × 1080p High Definition TV signal. It has a universal connection for both analogue YPbPr and uncompressed Digital connection of DVI or HDMI, supporting HDCP. It can display 1080p progressive signals at 24, 50 and 60 Hz.

Perfect Natural Motion
Enjoy the action without any judder. Perfect Natural Motion estimates motion in the picture and corrects juddering movements in both broadcast and pre-recorded movie material (including 1080p movies and 24p True Cinema on Blu-ray and DVD). The result is even smoother and quieter pictures with excellent sharpness, regardless of how quick the action gets on-screen. Enjoy motion performance that surpasses cinema quality!

100 Hz Clear LCD (2 ms)
100 Hz Clear LCD creates extreme motion sharpness for clear and vibrant images even with fast on-screen motion. The Double Frame Rate Insertion works with a high 100 Hz refresh rate. It increases the sharpness of motion reproduction to more than twice that of conventional LCD, resulting in performance with a response time of 2 milliseconds (measured in Perceived Blur-Edge-Width; BEW). This unique Philips technology brings motion sharpness of LCD displays to an unprecedented level.

2250 trillion colour processing
Vibrant and natural images from most advanced colour processing. The 17 bit colour booster optimises each of the 3 colour channels (RGB), a total processing power of 2250 trillion colours. It produces more vibrant colours while retaining excellent sharpness. The advanced algorithms detect skin tones and subtle colour shades, and processes these to give most natural colours.

Dynamic contrast ratio 30000:1
You want the LCD flat display with the highest contrast and most vibrant images. Philips advanced video processing combined with unique extreme dimming and backlight-boosting technology results in vibrant images. Dynamic Contrast will increase the contrast with excellent black level and accurate rendition of dark shades and colours. It gives a bright, lifelike picture with high contrast and vibrant colours.

4 HDMI inputs with EasyLink
EasyLink uses the HDMI CEC industry standard protocol to share functionality between connected devices and the TV. With Easylink only one remote control is needed to operate main functionalities on your TV and connected devices. HDMI makes an uncompressed digital RGB connection from the source to the screen for the ultimate picture quality. HDMI uses HDCP copy protection. With 3 HDMI inputs on the back and 1 HDMI on the side of the TV you can connect multiple HD sources, for instance an HD set-top box, a Blu-ray player, and Game Console or Digital Camcorder.

product specification
Screen size 42"
Type of screen LCD screen
3D No
HD TV Full HD 1080p
HD TV HD Ready
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 4 HDMI ports
Number of scart ports 2 Scarts
Connections HDMI
Smart TV No
Frequency 100Hz
Response time 2 Milliseconds
Screen aspect ratio 16:9 screen format
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 30000:1 contrast
Reflection angle 176 degree viewing angle
Horizontal resolution 1920 Pixels
Vertical resolution 1080 Pixels
Brightness 500 Candela per square metre
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 22.7
Release date 16 Apr 2008