IFA 2008: Philips shows off 42PFL9803 42" Flat TV

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42PFL9803_LED_backlighting-philips-flattv.jpgGet ready for this, specification fans – the Philips Flat TV features a 2ms response time and a dynamic contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1. It does this by a very technically complex fashion to do with an LED LUX system the stops light leaking. I’ll let Andy from HDTV explain. He’s better at understanding stuff to do with pixels and ratios:

“The LED LUX system comprises of 128 segments of LEDs in 8 rows containing 16 segments. Nine LEDs are assigned to each individual segment, and these can be individually dimmed to precisely control the output of each pixel.”

And that’s how it works. It also features Ambilight Spectra 2 technology to illuminate its surroundings, plus round the back you have four (4!) HDMI sockets for putting stuff into, an Ethernet socket for vague future purposes, and, well, doesn’t it look lovely? It won’t look that lovely on your old TV stand, though, surrounded by cables and Freeview boxes.

(Via Philips – PDF warning)

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Gary Cutlack