Philips' widescreen 17PF9945 LCD TV is HDTV ready, comes with Faroudja DCDi to eliminate onscreen jagged images and Virtual Dolby Pro Logic Sound.
Downside: If you're used to real surround sound, virtual sound never quite matches up to the real thing. As with all LCD Televisions, you're paying a real premium for screen space -- at the smaller end of the market as this is, that's less pronounced than in truly massive sets like the Sony KLVL32MRX1 or Samsung LS40A23W, but it's still a definite hit against the unit.
Outlook: The 17PF9945 combines a solid feature set within a relatively thin and light unit. It won't appeal to high-end audiophiles, or anyone looking for a main TV set, but as a secondary smaller unit it appears to measure up quite well.