Only yesterday we reported on the tip off that Philips would soon be announcing the Philips Essence LCD HDTV at the upcoming IFA show later this month. Philips seem to be rather excited about the “Essence” and we would like to take a guess that the Philips 42PFL9803 could well indeed be this rumored HDTV. Only time will tell, but the 42PFL9803 sure does seem to be a very impressive HDTV, both looks wise and specification wise.
The 42-inch 1080p / Full HD LCD HDTV features Philips’ brand new LUX LED backlight technology, with has 1,152 LEDs in 128 LED segments, with dimming control providing an amazing 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Other features include Perfect Pixel HD Engine for image enhancement, Clear LCD 100Hz technology for eliminating motion blur, Ambilight and invisible speakers.
The Philips 42PFL9803 has also already won the prestigious EISA (European Image and Sound Association) award for the best European LCD HDTV. (EISA plasma HDTV award went to the Pioneer PDP-LX6090).
Expect to see the Philips 42PFL9803 in September 08 for €2,999 ~ $4,399. Click here to read the Philips 42PFL9803 review.