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Philips 47PFL9732D Reviewed

philips 47pfl9732dThe Philips 47PFL9732D is well priced for it’s large 46-inch LCD screen. It is in fact Philip’s best priced model which features 120Hz high frame rate processing engine and the impressive Perfect Pixel HD image processing and enhancement engine. These two feature alone can vastly enhance the picture quality of both standard and high definition feeds.

The large 46-inch LCD screen in the Philips 47PFL9732D is of a full HD 1080p resolution type, supporting the highest quality format avaliable, along with 720p, and 1080i support. Three HDMI 1.3 inputs fully support the 24p / 1080p/24p for true 24 frames per second for the very best film experience, as all films are shot at this frame rate.

The 47PFL9732D is also of the Philips “Ambilight” kind, which means it has two large LED light strips on the left and right rear side of the HDTV to create the special light effects. This effect can be disabled if preferred, but many people enjoy the “light show” provided as it create an effect which draws you further into the film viewing experience, and it can also help to prevent eye strain. With standard-def sources, 480i resolution via component, the Philips 46PFL9732D turned in a solid performance. Cnet say, The 47PFL9732D cleaned up the edges of moving diagonal lines extremely well, and rendered the stripes on a waving American flag as cleanly as any HDTV we’ve tested. Details on the stone bridge and grass were a bit softer than some sets we’ve seen, but not terrible. Each of the four noise reduction settings did a progressively more aggressive job of trading fine detail for less noise, and maximum did an extremely good job.