PCMag reviews the Philips 42PF9831D. At $2,999, this 42-inch LCD HDTV offers 1366 x 768 native resolution, two HDMI ports, a 5-in-1 memory card reader, and “Ambilight Full Surround” technology for immersive viewing. Here’s the verdict:

The Flat HDTV was also a strong performer when it came to displaying video containing fast motion. Unfortunately, its below-average performance detracted from the viewing experience. Videophiles will also scoff at any display that fails to provide discrete picture controls for each input, or a TV that restricts grayscale to what the manufacturer thinks it should be

PCMag reviews the Philips 42PF9831D. At $2,999, this 42-inch LCD HDTV offers 1366 x 768 native resolution, two HDMI ports, a 5-in-1 memory card reader, and “Ambilight Full Surround” technology for immersive viewing. Here’s the verdict:

The Flat HDTV was also a strong performer when it came to displaying video containing fast motion. Unfortunately, its below-average performance detracted from the viewing experience. Videophiles will also scoff at any display that fails to provide discrete picture controls for each input, or a TV that restricts grayscale to what the manufacturer thinks it should be