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Topic # 27004 9-Oct-2008 20:57
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Hi I recently upgraded my 42" Panasonic HD Ready plasma to Philips 52" Full HD LCD but I am not really impressed with the quality. The HD from My Sky Hdi is really great, but when I view SD channels I find them really really blurry compared to the 42" plasma, and when you go close to the screen you see very small pixelated lines going across the image that is moving. Some channels like TV 2/Discovery look pixelated while on the Plasma they looked really sharp and vivid. Has anyone else had problems with Philips? I thought it was a good brand but I am regretting purchasing the TV?

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  Reply # 170292 9-Oct-2008 21:01
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I'm a firm believer LCD TV's are terrible and Plasma's are the way to go.

Because you've got a bigger screen so those pixels on the low bitrate SD Sky channels are now much larger which makes the picture look worse, in part because you have a full HD 1920x1080 screen.

If you have a largescreen HDTV you just have to accept that low bitrate SD content will look very average. There isn't a lot you can do about this unfortunately. Have you tried turning all picture enhancements and features such as MPEG NR or noise reduction off?


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  Reply # 170294 9-Oct-2008 21:23
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mhz:  Has anyone else had problems with Philips? I thought it was a good brand but I am regretting purchasing the TV?

Mayby it's because it's a Philips set.  Recently quality control has not been their highpoint.  Maybe that's why they are pulling out of the Ozz and NZ markets.

 

I have a 46" Sony and no problems.  Mind you Sky SD channels mostly look crap anytime..





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  Reply # 170370 10-Oct-2008 09:44
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mhz: Hi I recently upgraded my 42" Panasonic HD Ready plasma to Philips 52" Full HD LCD but I am not really impressed with the quality. The HD from My Sky Hdi is really great, but when I view SD channels I find them really really blurry compared to the 42" plasma, and when you go close to the screen you see very small pixelated lines going across the image that is moving. Some channels like TV 2/Discovery look pixelated while on the Plasma they looked really sharp and vivid. Has anyone else had problems with Philips? I thought it was a good brand but I am regretting purchasing the TV?


I had a Philips once....


Nah actually I had two the first one was great, except for the Pixel Plus HD rubbish. The second one wouldn't work with a computer via HDMI.


Anyway.....you expect a 52" TV to look great displaying SD channels compared to a 42" TV. Thats a 10" difference in screen size and a standard def picture is still the same old size as before. You are stretching it to buggery in full screen.

I love my computer I can show people the "full size SD picture" on my 1080p desktop. Lets just say there is plenty of room left on the screen. SD is small and rubbish. If you want it to look better get a smaller TV. My advice though, get rid of the Philips and get  something decent.

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  Reply # 170397 10-Oct-2008 11:51
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I've got a Philips 52" FullHD and it is great. As with any display you have to put the effort into setting it up and calibrating correctly otherwise it will look like crap.

I'm driving it from my HTPC via HDMI so everything is upscaled to 1080p, but you do notice poor quality material very easily. Programs that are shot well in HD look amazing though, even on Freeview SD. I love some of the shots in Flashpoint.







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  Reply # 170400 10-Oct-2008 12:15
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old3eyes: Mayby it's because it's a Philips set.  Recently quality control has not been their highpoint.  Maybe that's why they are pulling out of the Ozz and NZ markets.

 

 

Philips are pulling out of Australasia market due to the costs associated with making their TV's customised to such a small customer base. They just cannot justify the cost. Which also sees them dropping their All Black sponsorship.


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  Reply # 170452 10-Oct-2008 16:56
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They are getting out of the US market too. Funai will be making and distrributing Philips displays in the US next year. http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9914064-7.html






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  Reply # 170542 11-Oct-2008 02:14
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All the philips I have seen recently have either had a picture with more artifacts then a museum, or are broken.

I think them giving up is just admitting defeat rather then a cost thing (IMO that is of course)




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