HDTV Lounge


Philips 47PFL9664 Reviewed

Philips 42PFL9664I think most people would agree that the 47-inch Philips 47PFL9664 is one of the most attractive HDTVs on the market today. Not only does does it offer a slim bezel leaving more LCD and less frame, it is also very slim at just 5cm at it’s thickest point, and at 47-inches, this is very slim.

I personally love the aluminium finish, which is colored in two tones, it reminds me of a modern version of the Sony W3000 from a number of years back. Of course there are more important aspects to an HDTV than how good it looks turned off! But you can expect to be impressed with the offerings and image quality of the 47PFL9664 as it is one of the largest models from Philips latest highend range.

The Philips 47PFL9664 features a 1080p HD LCD resolution with an high 80,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, Ambilight technology, 5x HDMI inputs, the highest number we have seen for HDMI connections, which is very useful as more and more devices now require an HDMI port. It also has great media functions such as being able to play many types of media from the USB port using a thumb drive or external hard drive, along with being able to stream media via DLNA PC or from the Internet through the Ethernet (or WiFi) connection.

philips 47pfl9664

Whats ever more impressive is the Philips 47PFL9664 features full Internet access, and not just a small / limited “portal” area. It’s also great to see that the HDTV includes built in WiFi, eliminating the need of having an Ethernet cables running to the HDTV. TrustedReviews looked at the 47PFL9664 and gave it a raving review. Awarding it 10 out of ten for design, features and image quality, and 9 out of ten over all.

They said, the raw power of the Perfect Pixel HD engine makes the Philips 47PFL9664 a bit more labour-intensive than your average HDTV, it also has the refinement to ensure that the 47PFL9664’s pictures are nothing short of mesmerising. The Philips 47PFL9664 looks expensive on paper, there’s no denying that. But by the time you’ve taken its slim design, unparalleled feature count and stunning AV performance into account, it actually starts to look like something of a bargain.