If the flashy 42PFL9903D Aurea II
is a bit too rich for your blood, Philips is offering you one other option before you bolt to some other brand. The LED-backlit 42PFL9803H, which was spotted
(and lookin' good, might we add) at IFA earlier this year, is finally on sale across the pond. An outlay of £2,299 ($3,649) nets you a 42-inch 1080p panel with a 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 128-region local dimming system. Furthermore, you'll get four HDMI 1.3 ports, an Ethernet jack for streaming in media over a network and at least a small amount of bragging rights.