Philips Aurea 42PFL9903

Philips has a diverse lineup of LCDs and models that come from the Aurea line represent the crème de la crème of the lot

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Philips Aurea 42PFL9903
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  March 17, 2009

Philips has a diverse lineup of LCDs and models that come from the Aurea line represent the crème de la crème of the lot.

The 42PFL9903 is Full HD (1080p) compatible, offers 42-inches of screen real estate and packs a brightness rating of 500cd/m2. These specifications combined with the dynamic contrast ratio of 30,000:1 worked well together as the screen created breathtaking visuals.

Watching a Blu-ray version of Casino Royale, colours appeared ready to jump off the screen and were very consistent in terms of solidness. Studying the picture closely, the Philips’ visuals were also packed with detail with no visible muddiness at all. And as the LCD offers a 100Hz engine and a 2ms response time, we noticed no blurring even when the action was frantic. The 42PFL9903 features Philips’ Ambilight and while we weren’t completely blown away, it did enhance our viewing experience.

The screen packs a built-in digital TV tuner so you can watch MPEG4-enabled HD channels and for those interested in streaming content directly to their TV, the Philips is also DLNA network compliant. Thanks to this, we were able to access and view or listen to content stored on our PlayStation3 without needing to reach for a USB stick. The screen also packs four HDMI inputs and a plethora of other inputs.

Verdict: A pricey 42-inch LCD TV but one that also feels its asking price in terms of features and performance.

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