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Model # 42PF9830A37

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Enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with this Philips integrated HDTV with Pixel Plus 2 HD, Ambilight 2 and the latest LCD technology.


  • Pixel Plus 2 HD for great details, depth and clarity
  • 2-channel active Ambilight enhances the viewing experience
  • HD LCD WXGA display, with a 1366 x 768p resolution
  • Integrated HDTV and CableCARD for unrivalled picture quality
  • Enjoy HDTV that's truer than anything you've seen before
  • Matching design stand with motorized swivel included
  • USB and Memory-Card slot for instantly playing multimedia
  • HDMI input for full digital HD connection in one cable
Aspect ratio 16:9
Brightness 550 cd/m
Dynamic screen contrast 3500:1
Response time (typical) 8 ms
Color cabinet Pearl - White Silver (11092)
Viewing angle (horizontal) 176 degree
Viewing angle (vertical) 176 degree
Diagonal screen size (inch) 42 inch
Diagonal screen size (metric) 107 cm
Display screen type LCD WXGA Active Matrix TFT
Panel resolution 1366 x 768p
Picture enhancement
  • 3D Combfilter
  • Active Control + Light sensor
  • Dynamic contrast enhancement
  • Jagged Line Suppression
  • Pixel Plus 2 HD
  • Progressive scan
  • Widescreen Plus
Screen enhancement Anti-Reflection coated screen
Ambilight Features
  • 2 Channel Left/Right control
  • Ambilight 2 Channel
  • Auto adaptive to video content
Color Settings Full Multi Color
Dimming Function Manual and via Light Sensor
Preset modes
  • 4 Active Adaptive modes
  • 2 Preset & 1 Personal color
Supported Display Resolution
Computer formats
  • 640 x 480, 60Hz
  • 800 x 600, 60Hz
  • 1024 x 768, 60Hz
Video Formats
  • 640 x 480i - 1Fh
  • 640 x 480p - 2Fh
  • 720 x 576i - 1Fh
  • 720 x 576p - 2Fh
  • 1280 x 720p - 3Fh
  • 1920 x 1080i - 2Fh
Output power (RMS) 2x15W
Sound Enhancement
  • Auto Volume Leveller
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Dynamic Bass Enhancement
  • Graphic Equaliser
Sound System Virtual Dolby Digital
Built-in speakers 2
Multimedia Applications
Digital Content Management Digital Media Reader
Memory Card Types
  • Compact Flash type I
  • Compact Flash type II
  • Memory Stick
  • Microdrive
  • MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • Secure Digital Card (SD)
  • Smart Media Card
Multimedia connections USB
Playback Formats
  • JPEG Still pictures
  • MP3
  • Slideshow files (.alb)
Aerial Input 75 ohm F-type
  • Unscrambled Digital Cable -QAM
  • Digital Cable Ready CableCARD
TV system
  • ATSC
  • NTSC
Video Playback NTSC
AV 1
  • (1, 2, 3Fh autoranging)
  • Audio L/R in
  • Component Video in
  • CVBS in
  • RGB+H/V
  • Y/C
  • YPbPr
AV 2
  • Audio L/R in
  • CVBS
  • Y/C
AV 3
  • (1, 2, 3Fh autoranging)
  • S/PDIF digital coaxial
  • YPbPr
Front / Side connections
  • Audio L/R in
  • CVBS in
  • Headphone Out
  • S-video in
  • 2x USB
  • Multi-slot memory card reader
Other connections
  • Monitor out, CVBS, L/R (cinch)
  • S/PDIF in (coaxial)
  • S/PDIF out (coaxial)
  • Cable Card Interface
Child Protection Child Lock+Parental Control
Clock Smart Clock
Ease of Installation
  • Automatic Tuning System (ATS)
  • Autostore
  • PLL Digital Tuning
  • Plug & Play
Ease of Use
  • Channel list
  • Delta Volume per preset
  • On Screen Display
  • Side Control
  • Smart Picture
  • Smart Sound
Picture in Picture HDMI-Component PIP
Remote Control
  • Amp
  • CBL
  • DVD
  • DVD-R
  • Sat
  • STB (Set-Top Box)
  • Universal and Learnable
  • VCR
Remote control type RC4318
Screen Format Adjustments
  • 7 Widescreen Modes
  • Auto Format
  • Subtitle and Heading Shift
Teletext Closed Captioning Full Text
Included accessories Motorised RC swivel stand
Product dimension (WxDxH) inch 48.8 x 26.8 x 4.1"
Weight incl. Packaging (lb) tbc
Product weight (lb) 77.2
VESA wall mount compatible 800 x 400 mm
Ambient temperature 5 °C to 40 °C
Mains power AC 110 - 120 V +/- 10%
Power consumption 154 W
Standby power consumption <2W

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