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Philips 32PFL9705 review

Direct LED and peerless picture quality make this the best 32-inch TV ever made

Our Verdict

For

  • Stunning picture quality
  • Ambilight works a treat
  • Nice looking and well-built
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Outstanding multimedia capabiilty

Against

  • No 3D compatibility
  • Extremely expensive for a 32in TV
  • Complicated to use

Philips' high-end sets are reliably innovative and tend to produce class-leading pictures, ensuring that the first of Philips' 9000 range arrives with some high expectations to live up to, despite its relatively small screen size.

The £1,300, 32-inch set will soon be joined in the Dutch firm's lineup by the 46-inch 467PFL9705H and the 40-inch 40PFL9705H.

If you can't afford the 9000 series, the only other new Phliips models we have full details on so far are the midrange 7605 sets.

Available in 32-inch, 37-inch, 40-inch and 46-inch options, these feature edge-LED lighting, online TV services, Ambilight and Philips' Pixel Precise processing.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-C (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product Family9000
Brand NamePhilips
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle176°
Vertical Viewing Angle176°
Memory Card ReaderYes
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)17 kg
Backlight TechnologyDirect LED
VESA Mount Standard100 x 100
Standby Power Consumption150 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio5,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand526 mm
Width with Stand767 mm
Depth with Stand220 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD)
Height490 mm
Width767 mm
Depth66 mm
ColourOnyx Black
Brightness500 cd/m²
Sound SystemSurround Sound
Product Series9000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesAmbient Lighting, Teletext, Favorite Channel Selection
ManufacturerPhilips Electronics
Product Model32PFL9705H
Product Name32PFL9705H 32" LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberPCE32PFL9705H/12
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.philips.co.uk
Response Time1 ms
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)16 kg