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  1. Philips 42PF9986 review

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    Previously dominant in the 42in market, plasma is now fighting head-to-head with LCD, and it is companies like Philips that are driving this change. The brand now produces only one plasma in its LCD-dominated range...

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    Philips 42PF9986 review

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    Can Philips' first 42in LCD panel - one of the biggest of its type to be commercially released in the UK - hold its own against the more familiar (and affordable) plasma alternatives?

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    Philips 14PF6826/05 review

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    Thought you couldn't get an LCD TV for under £300? Think again. The 14in 14PF6826 can be yours for a wallet-pleasing £299.All the more surprising is that it comes from no less a household name than Philips....

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    Philips 28DW6559/05 review

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    Philips' new IDTV, the 28DW6559, lets you indulge yourself in digital TV's myriad benefits for as little as £500. Things get off to a decent start courtesy of the 28DW6559's eye-catching grille-style finish.

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    Philips 32PF9986 review

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    The larger models have already had us waxing lyrical, but how does Philips' smallest new Ambilight and Pixel Plus 2 TV shape up? Philips' new generation of LCD televisions has raised the bar when it comes to providing features and performance

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    Philips 37PF9986 review

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    Big LCD tellies are becoming all the rage, with predictions that liquid crystal will soon supersede plasma as the large-screen technology du jour. Philips' new range of LCD lovelies is quickly becoming recognised as the best of the bunch

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    Philips 42PF9946/12 review

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    Life continues to get harder for traditional budget brands like Goodmans, Bush and Alba. Today's attack on their market share comes from no less a name than Philips, in the shape of the 42in 42PF9946 - yours for just £1,900.

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    Philips 42PF9986 review

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    With the 36in muzzle all but removed from the LCD market, even mainstream brands are stretching out and pushing 40in and over. Prices are currently high, but the picture performance of LCD has improved exponentially...

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    Philips 42PF9986 review

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    Can LCD force plasma into retreat in the big-screen stakes? Looking at this 42in LCD from Philips - which is only one of some superb screens - it can only be a matter of getting the prices lower to close the deal.

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    Philips 37PF9986 review

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    Plasma or LCD? The former trips off the tongue easily, and is usually cheaper, but LCD is catching up in terms of popularity. And with concentric glass, matt-black/silver frames and fluorescent strip lights...

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    Philips 32PW9309 review

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    While Philips is currently bigging up its new Pixel Plus 2 technology, this screen only carries the first generation. This means the 32in 32PW9309 seems like an odd TV at first glance...

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    Philips 37PF9986 review

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    This 37-inch screen sits right in the middle of Philips' new LCD range, and it sports the same pioneering features as its 32 and 42-inch brethren, namely Pixel Plus 2 and the intriguing Ambilight system

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    Philips 42PF9966 review

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    At £4,500, Philips' 42PF9966 is relatively affordable by the standards of this luxury plasma screen group test. But it certainly has what it takes in terms of looks and features to warrant inclusion.

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    Philips 42PF9966 review

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    Regular readers will know just how much we rate Pixel Plus, so it was with some excitement that we checked out Philips' first plasma to offer Pixel Plus 2 and its new innovation, Ambilight.

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    Philips 42PF9986 review

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    Not so long ago, an LCD larger than 32in was considered to be cutting-edge and so consequently had a price to match. Philips' new 42in LCD, the 42PF9986, however, retails at just £1,000 more than its plasma equivalent.

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    Philips 37PF9986 review

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    There's no doubting that Philips' Pixel Plus technology is one of the best things to have happened to TVs in recent years. If proof were really needed, check out this beast...

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    Philips 30PF9946 review

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    The one thing that's been keeping CRT afloat - its cheapness relative to LCD - is looking increasingly tenuous. And there's no better evidence of this than Philips' 30PF9946...

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    Philips 30PF9946 review

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    One of the main advantages of building your own LCD screens rather than having to buy them from a rival manufacturer is that you can opt to sell off your older generation models at a discount to draw in the sort of people...

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    Philips 32PW9309 review

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    When Philips launched its Pixel Plus 2 image processing system, it was justifiably proud of the hefty number of improvements it incorporated over its predecessor. Which makes the new 32PW9309 seem bizarre...

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    Philips 26PF9946/12 review

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    After a long run of fairly mundane matt-grey flatpanel TVs, Philips seems to be returning to the serious designer ways that served it so well with its CRT TVs a few years back...

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