NEWS: Philips expands range of new-gen Ambilight LCD TVs

Philips is further expanding its series of Ambilight TVs, with the introduction of six new models in 32-52in sizes. Prices range from £999 up to £2999.

We've already tested the 32PFL9632D in the current (October) issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, and hope to test other versions shortly.

All models feature Philips's Perfect Pixel HD Engine with 100Hz Clear LCD and HD-Natural Motion technology, intended to offer improved motion handling and contrast levels.

The Perfect Pixel HD Engine uses 10-bit digital processing, said to be capable of handling up to 248 million pixels per second.

Philips claims further impressive figures: 6.2 million pixels resolution, 8000:1 contrast ratio, 4 trillion colours and a response time of just 3ms.

All sets have Full HD, 1080p panels with the exception of the 32in, which is HD-ready.

And let's not forget Ambilight, Philips's proprietary backlighting system, which now uses LED lighting technology to deliver greater colour saturation and consume less power than previous versions.

Two-sided Ambilight is used on all the 9632D models, while the 37PFL9732D uses three-sided Ambilight.

The full model line-up is as follows:

  • 32PFL9632D £999
  • 37PFL9632D £1499
  • 42PFL9632D £1799
  • 47PFL9632D £2199
  • 52PFL9632D £2999
  • 37PFL9732D £1799
Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.