Review: Philips 37PFL6606H

 
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Published: June 16, 2011 11:00 PM
By Pierre Anzil / Pierre-Jean Alzieu
Translated by: Sam McGeever
This model is the 37'' version of the 40'' TV that we tested in our labs, the Philips 40PFL6606H.

Everything we said in the original article holds true--the only thing that's different is the size!

The only exception is that some manufacturers fit different sized televisions with panels from different sources.  In that case, our comments are only valid for the panel that we originally tested.  Contrast, black levels, colour handling and ghosting are all subject to change from one panel to another.

Manufacturers who do fit the same panel in all of the TVs in a range can expect the same results across the whole range.  The only factor which could be prone to slight variation is the brightness, producing slightly different contrast.  According to our own tests, and assurances from manufacturers, the results of one TV can accurately be applied to others in the range.
3/5 Philips 37PFL6606H DigitalVersus 2011-06-17 00:00:00

Pros

  • Great contrast ratio: 2180:1
  • Matte finish doesn't suffer from reflections
  • Media player supports NTFS
  • Low energy consumption: 39 W
  • Good quality audio

Cons

  • Colour reproduction isn't very accurate: average deltaE: 3.9
  • Narrow viewing angles: 0.7/5
  • Media player doesn't support many video formats

Conclusion

The PFL6006 combines good quality audio with low energy consumption. It's just a shame the picture quality could be better: Philips has once again produced a TV that will satisfy the general public but which won't necessarily thrill Home Cinema fans.

OUR SCORE 3/5
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