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42PF9831D Onboard Sound Quality

The sound from the Philips 42PF9831DBuy this for £0.00 at Dixons
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won’t rock any charts or cause a rumble but it is pretty good for a TV set. It has an integrated subwoofer which can provide some bass, but it is not particularly tight or detailed. At low volumes, the dynamic range of the speakers are poor so cranking out the volume does give it a bit more headroom. Stereo imaging, while not precise is adequate for casual listeners. Obviously if you are movie fanatic, then you probably already have a 5.1 sound system so this will not really be an issue.

Just before I leave this section, I will mention that the set has a mild buzzing noise on standby. Not noticeable in my urban setting, but if you live in a real quiet place it could be an issue. It is worse when the contrast is set to very high levels; the buzzing noise becomes quite unbearable. Just something you should be aware of.


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