Philips 32PFL9705 review

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

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


  • 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
Wireless LANYes
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
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
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand526 mm
Width with Stand767 mm
Depth with Stand220 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Component VideoYes
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 Address
Response Time1 ms
Weight (Approximate)16 kg