HD News: With the introduction of the 42PLF9903 and 42PFL9803, the Dutch electronics giant Philips has joined an elite group of manufacturers offering LED (light emitting diode) technology on an LCD TV.
LED technology replaces the conventional bar-style fluorescent backlight (found on virtually all LCD TV’s) with hundreds of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).
The two new models from Philips have a total of 1,152 LEDs split into 128 segments which helps to produce a claimed 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio for plasma rivaling black levels along with a more natural color representation.
The 42PFL9903H raises the technological bar even higher by adding its ‘Ambilight’ system to the mix. Philip’s acclaimed ‘Ambilight’ system delivers light from the sides of the LCD screen (via strip lights) to enhance/complement the current scene.
Both panels feature the latest incarnation Philips’ picture processing engine, ‘Perfect Pixel HD’ which is capable of processing up to 500 million pixels per second with a world beating two milliseconds response time.