Who Likes Home Theater? I know I do. Now, my home theater consists of a torn leather couch (courtesy of my dog) and an old CRT television (courtesy of my friend who upgraded) connected to a set of 5.1 surround sound speakers. Hey, I only work with electronics. They don’t let me take them home. They should—especially this Philips 42PF9731D 42-Inch HD LCD Television.

Although having one of these just might make people overlook the holes in my couch, this kind of Flat Panel is more than just a way to impress guests. With the “Thin is In” craze flooding the market with Television sets from every kind (and quality) of manufacturer, it’s hard to find a TV you are sure you’ll still love two years from now. That’s why TigerTV host Logan singled this HD LCD out to showcase here.

The first thing anyone checks when buying a Flat Panel Display is the resolution. And well you should! The Philips 42PF9731D High Definition LCD Flat Screen Television has a resolution of 1366×768—this is more meaningful when it’s written as 720p native resolution. This is the mark of a true high-definition, widescreen television set. But there’s other important factors that make this LCD stand out. Contrast Ratio is what keeps images on the screen from blurring unattractively together at high speeds. The Philips 42PF9731D High Definition LCD Flat Screen Television has a 4,500:1 contrast ratio—a rating on par with professional grade video editing screens around here at the TigerTV labs.

There’s another goodie included in this particular offering from the Philips lineup. It’s called Pixel Plus 3 HD Technology. That might sound like a gimmick, but it’s not. Pixel Plus 3 HD uses high-end math to match the hue, shade, and intensity of a pixel to closely match it’s neighbors, while at the same time producing accurate, brilliant color. This way, objects in motion on the screen remain crisp without the scene loosing any of its intensity.

Another super-hot thing about Philips Flat Panel TVs is Ambilight. You probably already know what Ambilight is. For the six of you out there that don’t, let me explain. Ambilight is a set of three light sources that face the back of the television. They sync the color on the television screen with the colors they are projecting onto the wall behind the TV, creating an immersive effect that is very, very impressive when watching your favorite film in a darkened room.

There are also multiple HDMI connections, the all-digital cabling solution of the very near future. If you don’t remember which is Component and which is Composite, then don’t worry. They’ll be obsolete before you know it. Just make sure you’ve got your Flash Card names in order, because the Philips 42PF9731D High Definition LCD Flat Screen Television has flash card readers for SD and Compact Flash media Cards. SD, you know. Compact Flash, you might not. Compact Flash has some of the highest capacity flash cards on the market—they’re used by most of the really high quality, professional Digital Cameras out there. That makes this Television the perfect fit for any Photography aficionado—you can review your pictures and home movies right on the screen.

It doesn’t matter why you love this Television—you’re going to whether you like Digital Photography, blockbuster summer movies, or sports (In high definition, there’s never a question about whether the ref made the right call) of every kind and caliber. You owe it to yourself to check out the Philips 42PF9731D High Definition LCD Flat Screen Television. You can do so by clicking on the link below. You won’t be disappointed, I promise.

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