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# 100159 4-Apr-2012 11:47
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Anyone know who sells Philips tvs in nz? I want a look at a 21:9 screen but cant find any.

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  # 604987 4-Apr-2012 11:55
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I really wouldn't bother with Philips - find another brand that will last! (Unless Philips have picked up their game in the last couple of years)

My parents previous 3 TV sets (both CRT and LCD) were Philips and none of them made it far out of warranty before they had serious issues! Their current (non-Philips) TV has happily made it well out side of warranty.

I knew a local store who stocked and pushed Philips because the head salesperson was getting great kickbacks from them! (Free TV here, something else there...)  This was about 10 years ago.


ETA - Otherwise I am sure that Philips can be found in the major chain stores.

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  # 604995 4-Apr-2012 12:00
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ETA - Otherwise I am sure that Philips can be found in the major chain stores.


Nope, not locally represented so not available in NZ. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 604999 4-Apr-2012 12:03
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Happy to be corrected but I thought Philips had pulled out of the consumer TV market in NZ a while back.  Can still get PC monitors (a couple of which have TV tuners I think, but small screen size) - but not what you want I take it.





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  # 605015 4-Apr-2012 12:34
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21:9 that's the 2.35:1 cinema version?? I suspect that there will be no one selling this here as Philips pulled out of TVs here several years ago. You could try one of the AV specialty house who may be able to access one. I seem to remember there was someone else with the aspect ratio as well..




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  # 605020 4-Apr-2012 12:41
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keewee01: I really wouldn't bother with Philips - find another brand that will last! (Unless Philips have picked up their game in the last couple of years)

My parents previous 3 TV sets (both CRT and LCD) were Philips and none of them made it far out of warranty before they had serious issues! Their current (non-Philips) TV has happily made it well out side of warranty.

I knew a local store who stocked and pushed Philips because the head salesperson was getting great kickbacks from them! (Free TV here, something else there...)  This was about 10 years ago.


ETA - Otherwise I am sure that Philips can be found in the major chain stores.


I disagree. I have had a Philips LCD for about 8 years. Never missed a beat. Only thing I have had to do was replace the batteries in the remote. It has a great picture for a SD panel, and the sound is great for a flat screen TV.

But, they do not have a retail presence in NZ, and if you got one from overseas, it would not work with Freeview here. There is a distributor in NZ for their professional panels and hotel TVs, and they are great products (I went to a demo a couple of weeks back).

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  # 605026 4-Apr-2012 12:46
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We bought a Phillips 23" Full HD from the warehouse about a year ago.

That said, it was sold as a monitor. Not a TV. It does have the analogue tuner only, not digital.

Was using it as a kids TV in the room with a DVD player. No hassles. Now using it as a monitor for one of our computers. No hassles either.

Have a look at the warehouse

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  # 605028 4-Apr-2012 12:51
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Philips pulled out of the NZ market in 2008. Story on NBR.

 
 
 
 


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  # 605041 4-Apr-2012 13:07
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Kraven: Philips pulled out of the NZ market in 2008. Story on NBR.


I guess it boils down to how you define "flat screen televisions"

The warehouse is still selling these:

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Philips-23-Inch-LED-Monitor-Black-236V3LSB?SKU=1558890

And philips.co.nz has it listed on their website:

http://www.philips.co.nz/c/pc-monitor/v-line-23-inch-58.4-cm-236v3lsb_75/prd/

But I'm not sure of it has a tuner built into it. But will work with mysky, tivo, freeview etc..

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  # 605043 4-Apr-2012 13:09
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Had a further browse on their site, Philips sells "TV monitors" in NZ:
With built in digital TV tuner

http://www.philips.co.nz/c/tv-monitors/29731/cat/#filterState0=TV_MONITORS_SU_NZ_CONSUMER%3Dtrue


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  # 605048 4-Apr-2012 13:17
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I thought panasonic was another brand doing 2.35:1 ration screens (same as movie theaters).




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  # 605050 4-Apr-2012 13:20
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Aren't they now LG.? I thought LG and philips combined to make LCDs. My Philips LCD monitor is still going after 10 years, albeit has some shading on the bottom now, but that cost $2000.

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  # 605059 4-Apr-2012 13:40
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trig42:
keewee01: I really wouldn't bother with Philips - find another brand that will last! (Unless Philips have picked up their game in the last couple of years)

My parents previous 3 TV sets (both CRT and LCD) were Philips and none of them made it far out of warranty before they had serious issues! Their current (non-Philips) TV has happily made it well out side of warranty.

I knew a local store who stocked and pushed Philips because the head salesperson was getting great kickbacks from them! (Free TV here, something else there...)  This was about 10 years ago.


ETA - Otherwise I am sure that Philips can be found in the major chain stores.


I disagree. I have had a Philips LCD for about 8 years. Never missed a beat. Only thing I have had to do was replace the batteries in the remote. It has a great picture for a SD panel, and the sound is great for a flat screen TV.

But, they do not have a retail presence in NZ, and if you got one from overseas, it would not work with Freeview here. There is a distributor in NZ for their professional panels and hotel TVs, and they are great products (I went to a demo a couple of weeks back).


I too have had a Philips TV for a long time.  My 20" Philips CRT TV was still going strong, and that was bought in 1999.  Granted it did have one small problem that I had to send it back to Bond & Bond, but it was fixed and covered under warranty (hanneped sometime on 2001), and the unit has been rock solid ever since.  And I still use it on an almost daily basis - it is now our 2nd TV in the kitchen/dining.

Anyway, yeah Philips have pulled out of the consumer electronics market (at least in NZ) for a while now.  I think the only Philips products that you see on the NZ market today are all baby/healtcare products - baby monitors, milk bottles, etc.

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  # 605060 4-Apr-2012 13:42
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And shavers.



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  # 605066 4-Apr-2012 14:00
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Thats a bummer! :-(

Wonder if Vizio sell here?

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  # 605071 4-Apr-2012 14:07
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Mark: Thats a bummer! :-(

Wonder if Vizio sell here?
Haven't seen any. I think they are quite big in the US

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