Review: Philips 55PFL7606H

 
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Published: August 28, 2011 11:00 PM
By Pierre-Jean Alzieu / Pierre Anzil
Translated by: Sam McGeever
This model is the 55'' version of the 42'' TV that we tested in our labs, the Philips 42PFL7606H.

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 55PFL7606H DigitalVersus 2011-08-29 00:00:00

Pros

  • Attractive results in 2D and 3D
  • Light, comfortable 3D glasses and accurate colour reproduction (deltaE: 2.2)
  • Stylish design and matte finish with few reflections
  • Good quality audio and low energy consumption (120 W)
  • Not much crosstalk and less eyestrain than with active 3D technology

Cons

  • Contrast ratio not quite perfect (950:1)
  • Media player doesn't support enough video formats
  • Narrow viewing angles in 3D

Conclusion

The Philips PFL7606 has an excellent picture in both 2D and 3D, although the poor contrast ratio of 950:1 produced by its IPS display lets it down. That's the only thing that prevents it from gaining an extra star in our rating.

OUR SCORE 3/5
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