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Philips 32PFL9705 review

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

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A couple of generations ago Philips proved that you really could get great sound out of slim TVs if you separated the set's tweeters and woofers.

The 32PFL9705 continues to benefit from this 'discovery', with its two dome tweeters on the front and two woofers on its rear working in perfect harmony to produce a soundstage of exceptional power, dynamic range and clarity.

Bass is punchy and agile, the mid-range is open and well rounded and trebles are defined and clear, only very occasionally tipping over into sibilance.

Value

There is no escaping the fact that the 32PFL9705 costs almost three times as some 40-42in TVs.

On the other hand, it is the best performing, most feature-packed 32in set we've ever seen, using genuinely cutting-edge technology to deliver outstanding pictures and sound. So we guess it's a classic case of if you want the best, you just have to pay for it.

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