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Philips 46PFL9706H review

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Philips 46pfl9706h

The 46PFL9706 carries Philips' latest Full HD 3D engine too (AKA 3D Max), which is reckoned to have reduced crosstalk noise compared to the brand's 2010 3D TVs. You currently get a couple of pairs of 3D glasses included (as a promotion) with the TV, and unlike Philips' 2010 TVs, the 3D transmitter is built into the TV rather than being an add-on extra.

A fun extra feature of the new 3D system enables two video gamers to enjoy full screen playback simultaneously, rather than having to stick with the usual split-screen approach.

This works by pushing two separate 2D streams through the same 'alternate frame' delivery system usually used by each 'eye' of a 3D signal, with each player then setting their glasses to only show one half of the twin-feed stream.

Impressively, the glasses that Philips includes with the TV are able to accommodate such use via a simple built-in switch - you don't have to buy special, separate glasses.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product Family9000
3D Type3D
Brand NamePhilips
Screen Size116.8 cm (46")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Memory Card ReaderYes
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)20 kg
Backlight TechnologyLED Pro
VESA Mount Standard300 x 200
Operating Power Consumption75 W
Standby Power Consumption150 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio150,000,000:1
RMS Output Power40 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand718 mm
Width with Stand1083 mm
Depth with Stand274 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Component VideoYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Motion Interpolation Technology1200Hz Perfect Motion Rate
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD)
Height660 mm
Width1083 mm
Depth43 mm
Brightness500 cd/m²
Sound SystemSurround Sound
Product Series9000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesWeb Browser, Teletext
ManufacturerPhilips Electronics
Product Model46PFL9706H
Product Name46PFL9706H LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part Number46PFL9706H
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.philips.co.uk
Marketing Information

Award winning performance 3 sided Ambilight and best picture quality
Awarded Best LCD TV by EISA for the last 10 years, the 9000 series brings innovation in picture and connectivity. Perfect Pixel HD Engine and LED Pro give you the most true to life images. Ambilight and 3D Max bring movies to life.

Package Contents
  • 46PFL9706H LED-LCD TV
  • Power Cord
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x Battery
  • Tabletop Swivel Stand
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Legal and Safety Brochure
  • Wi-Fi MediaConnect CD
  • Wall Mounting Bracket
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)16 kg