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50" HDTV Questions PLEASE PLEASE

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  1. EAZYROG

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    Guys, this is my second post, sorry to chase but new to all the AV stuff and need some advice. I'm looking and buying the Philips 50PF7320/10 Plasma TV and need some help.

    I have listed the link below, can one of you guru's please browse through it and let me know if you think it missing anything or so. I'm going to be using it to watch normal tv, cable tv, hook it up to a PC, and also have a Showcentre 200.

    http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/...cat=FLAT_TV_CA&sct=PLASMA_EXTRA_LARGE_GT43_SU


    Thanks very much and really appriacate the help.
     
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    looks nice, how much?
     
  3. EAZYROG

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    £1900 + vat,

    Mate, i'm new to this, any thoughts on it, basically what cant it do. And is it fully HD TV ready.

    Thanks
     
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    Looks like it should be HD Ready, and they have the HD ready logo and at 1900 + vat, looks dirt cheap as well.

    Have you seen it running, or just like the shape, price etc?
     
  5. EAZYROG

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    Thanks,

    Havent seen it running and wont be able to, hence the reason i'm worried, on top of that i need to make sure its got everything ready for the future, its a lot of money and cant afford any mistakes, above that i'm totally new to all the AV stuff and have no idea what to look for. I have made sure its got hte HD logo and is 50", can you think of anything else i need to make sure it has.
     
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    most people tend to go for the panasonics and pioneers but they are about 1000 more than the Philips if your price is correct.

    Pixel plus is great, but try to view the screen before buying and use some demos of your choice ie: freeview, dvd, some sport etc to see how it reacts to different sources and different connections.
     
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    Well from a thread earlier i posted you want to find out what kind of resolution it is?
     
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    50" plasma HD ready widescreen flat TV Pixel Plus 50PF7320
    Breathtaking natural pictures
    • High Definition Plasma WXGA display, 1366 x 768p
    • HD ready for the highest quality display of HDTV signals
    • Pixel Plus for better detail, depth and clarity
    • Progressive Scan for razor sharp and flicker free images
    • Active Control with Light Sensor optimises picture quality
    Superb sound reproduction
    • Virtual Dolby Surround for a cinema-like audio experience
    Slim, stylish design to complement your interior
    • Matching stand with elegant design included
    One touch convenience
    • Smart Picture and Smart Sound to personalise your viewing.
    Leading interface for digital quality audio/video
    • DVI-I provides the best picture and flexible connectivity

    50" plasma HD ready widescreen flat TV Pixel Plus 50PF7320/10
    Technical specifications Product highlights
    Date of issue 2005-08-26
    Picture / Display
    • Aspect ratio: 16:9
    • Brightness: 1500 cd/m²
    • Diagonal screen size: 50 inch / 127 cm
    • Display screen type: WXGA Plasma panel
    • Picture enhancement: Pixel Plus, Progressive scan, Active Control & Light sensor, 3/2 - 2/2 motion pull down, 3D combfilter, Contrast plus, Digital noise reduction, Dynamic contrast,Jagged line suppression
    • Screen enhancement: Anti reflection coated screen
    • Panel resolution: 1366 x 768p
    • Response time (typical): 0 ms
    • Viewing angle: 160 (H) / 160 (V)
    • Dimming Backlight Contrast:
    • Contrast ratio (typical): 10000:1
    Supported Display Resolution
    Sound
    • Sound system: Virtual dolby surround
    • Output power (RMS): 2 x 15W
    • Sound enhancement: Dynamic bass
    enhancement
    • Equaliser: 5-bands
    Loudspeakers
    • Built-in speakers: 2
    Convenience
    • Ease of installation: Auto store, Plug & Play, Auto programme naming, Automatic Channel Install (ACI), Automatic Tuning System (ATS), Fine
    tuning, Program name, Sorting
    • Ease of Use: Side Control, Auto volume leveller (AVL), Program list, Smart picture control,Smart sound control
    • Remote control type: RCFE05SPS00
    • Teletext: 100 page Smart Text
    • Picture in Picture: Picture in graphics, Twin page text
    • Remote control: Amp, DVD, Multi functional, TV
    • Screen format adjustments: Auto format, Subtitle and heading shift, 4:3, Subtitle Zoom, Super Zoom, Widescreen, Zoom 14:9, Zoom 16:9
    • Clock: Sleep timer
    Tuner / Reception / Transmission
    • Tuner bands: Hyper band, S channel, UHF, VHF
    • TV system: PAL, SECAM
    • Video playback: NTSC, PAL, SECAM
    • Aerial input: 75 Ohm coaxial (IEC75)
    • Tuner display: PLL
    • Number of preset channels: 100
    Connectivity
    • AV 3: DVI with HDCP, Audio-in mini jack 3.5mm
    • Front / Side connections: Audio left / right in, CVBS in, Headphone out, S video in
    • Ext 1 Scart: Audio L/R, CVBS in / out, RGB
    • Ext 2 Scart: Audio L/R, CVBS in / out, S video in Power
    • Power consumption: 450 W
    • Standby power consumption: < 2 W
    • Mains power: AC 90 - 276V +/- 10%
    • Ambient temperature: +5 /+ 40°C
    Dimensions
    • Product weight: 50 kg
    • Weight incl. packaging: 64 kg
    • Set dimensions (W x H x D): 1415 x 780 x 104 mm
    • Colour cabinet: Bicolour High Gloss Black and Silver Frost
    • VESA wall mount compatible: 800,400 mm Accessories
    • Included accessories: Table top stand, VGA to YPbPr-Cinch cable, DVI-VGA adapter, Power cord, Quick start guide, Registration card,
    Remote control, RF cable, User manual, Warranty certificate
    • Optional accessories: Floor stand
    Resolution Refresh rate
    • Computer formats
    640 x 480 60, 67, 72, 75Hz
    800 x 600 56, 60, 72, 75Hz
    1024 x 768 60, 70, 75Hz
    1280 x 1024 60Hz
    • Video formats
    640 x 480i 1Fh
    640 x 480p 2Fh
    720 x 576i 1Fh
    720 x 576p 2Fh
    1280 x 720p 3Fh
    1920 x 1080i 2Fh
    Plasma WXGA panel, 1366 x 768p
    This state-of-the-art plasma screen technology gives you widescreen HD resolution of up to 1366 x 768p pixels. It produces brilliant flicker-free progressive scan pictures with optimum brightness and superb colours.
    This vibrant and sharp image will provide you with an enhanced viewing experience.
    HD Ready
    Enjoy the exceptional picture quality of a true High Definition TV signal and be fully prepared for HD sources like HDTV broadcast, Blu-ray DVD or HDVD.
    HD ready is a protected label that offers picture quality beyond that of progressive scan. It conforms to strict standards laid out by EICTA to offer an HD screen that displays the benefits of resolution and picture quality of
    a High Definition TV signal. It has a universal connection for both analogue YPbPr and uncompressed Digital connection of DVI or HDMI, supporting HDCP. It can display 720p, and 1080i signals at 50 and 60Hz.
    Pixel Plus
    Uses the power of the Pixel Plus processor to increase
    the number of lines and the number of pixels. The result
    is razor sharp pictures with incredible detail and depth,
    every time from any source.
    Progressive scan
    Progressive Scan doubles the vertical resolution of the
    image resulting in a noticeably sharper picture. Instead
    of sending with the odd lines to the screen first, followed
    by the field with the even lines, both fields are written at
    one time. A full image is created instantaneously, using
    the maximum resolution. At such a speed, the human
    eye perceives a sharper picture with no line structure.
    Active Control + Light Sensor
    Active Control is a unique and intelligent way of
    optimising picture quality by measuring and analysing
    the incoming signal to automatically adjust picture
    quality settings. Active Control with Light Sensor uses a
    sensor to adjust the picture brightness depending on the
    room light conditions.
    Virtual dolby surround
    Incredible Surround™ is an audio technology from
    Philips that dramatically magnifies the sound field to
    immerse you in the audio. Using state-of-the-art
    electronic phase shifting, Incredible Surround™ mixes
    sounds from left and right in such a way that it expands
    the virtual distance between the two speakers. This
    wider spread greatly enhances the stereo effect and
    creates a more natural sound dimension. Incredible
    Surround™ allows you to experience total surround
    with greater depth and width of sound, without the use
    of additional speakers.
    By packed tabletop stand
    A table-top stand with matching design is packed with
    the set.
    Smart Picture & Smart Sound
    Philips preset modes for Smart Picture and Smart Sound
    provide you with direct access via a single key on the
    remote control. You can select optimised picture and
    sound settings for the various picture modes such as
    Eco, Natural, Rich, Multimedia and Personal, and sound
    modes such as Movie, Voice, Music and Personal. Do
    refer to the DFU for the various picture and sound
    smart modes.
     
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    my fingers are buring after all that typing!!
     
  10. EAZYROG

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    Wicked mate, thanks for that..
     
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    i found something possibly wrong, my current CRT 36" Panasonic is 100hz, i think the above is 50Hz, i remember when i was buying by CRT 5 years ago i needed to make sure it was 100hz, it this not needed on Plasma's ?
     
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    I had a butchers of the above Philips plasma on Saturday and was very impressed with the PQ, especially for the price. I was giving a mate the benefit of my (limited) expertise. In the end he went for the (more expensive) new Pioneer 506XDE, due mainly to it having 2 HDMI sockets and built-in freeview box. Has anyone noticed that the front of the Pioneer media box has reverted to silver (as apposed to black on the 505 model)

    Greg
     
  13. EAZYROG

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    Greggles,

    where did you see the unit and how much was it up for ?

    Roger
     
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    100hz CRT's were to stop flickering, ie: screen refresh rate

    50hz referred to above is the incoming signal, not the screen refresh rate.

    you will not see flickering on a plasma
     
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    scarty, thanks

    Greggggg,

    where did u see the tv, i live in essex and would love to go and see one.
     
  16. jonnye

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    Need to know where you saw this Plasma!!!!! According to the website it doesn't exist apart from the link that was left by the OP
     
  17. EAZYROG

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    Jonnye,

    Its a brand new model comming to uk in the next 3/4 weeks, i called Philips UK and confirmed this, a friend on mine works for a large computer dealer who managed to source them via some sort of uk Philips Disti.

    I got mine today and its WICKED, saying that i ended up paying £2100 + VAT in the end, i still looked around and there is just nothing out their that comes near this price for a 50 " fully HD ready Screen.

    O, it looks wicked tooooo.
     
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    O, the only thing i noticed is it does not have a HDMI connection, just the DVI conection, but speaking to various people this is the philips way, and all i need is a simple DVI to HDMI adaptor for £30.00, but it fully compatible which ever way.
     
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    It seems to have the usual Philips "all-in-one" DVI-I connector which accepts HDMI/DVI, VGA and component. Why do they have to penny-pinch like this? Still, seems like a good price for a 50" HD ready plasma. :smashin:

    Steve
     
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    Whats the estimated launch price for this panel?
     
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    what does the "Fh" stand for in the following description?

    640 x 480i 1Fh
    640 x 480p 2Fh
    720 x 576i 1Fh
    720 x 576p 2Fh
    1280 x 720p 3Fh
    1920 x 1080i 2Fh
     
  23. EAZYROG

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    Have a look on the Philips.co.uk site, they have now put the PF7320 model up there.

    http://www.consumer.philips.com/con...&proxybuster=XORH2VU4AXUJFJ0RMRESHQFHKFSEKI5P

    not sure what the one you sent is ?



     
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    Dear Mr (jonnye),

    Thank you for your recent e-mail.

    With regards to your query we can advise that the 50PF7320 is not
    being released in the UK. We will be releasing the 50PF9967D.

    We trust that the information provided will be of assistance.

    Should you require any further information please contact our Customer
    Care Centre (details below) quoting customer reference number
    50-XXXX6768.

    Kind regards,


    Philips Customer Care


    ...From the Horses Mouth...as they say.

    http://www.consumer.philips.com/con...&proxybuster=DZ25JTXQJC2SDJ0RMRESHP3HKFSEKI5P
     
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    This is funny mate,

    This is what i got back :
    Dear Mr Patel,

    Thank you for your recent e-mail.

    With regards to your query we can advise that the 50PF7320 will be stocked by Argos, Currys and Dixons as well as many other retailers.

    We trust that the information provided will be of assistance.

    Should you require any further information please contact our Customer Care Centre (details below) quoting customer reference number 50-59315187.

    Kind regards,


    Philips Customer Care



    Also Try this....for yourself...

    www.philips.co.uk
    select uk in top left
    click Consumer Products, then TV

    Can you see that big 50 Plasma now, click( 50" plasma HD ready widescreen flat TV Pixel Plus )

    Thats it mate.





     
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    :rotfl: It looks we're both being fed the same Horse $h1t!!!!

    All i know is that i want a 50" plasma for under 3grand!!!!
     
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    Tried nicking one
     
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    Anyone bought one of these yet? very tempted since SAMSUNG have delayed the new Ps50P5 for the 3rd month running!!! From what i can see this is the best price/quality compromise i've seen to date. One query, why has the newer 7320 only got Pixel Plus while the older 9967 (by 3 weeks) has Pixel Plus '2'??

    Cheers boys
     
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    Jonnye,

    I've got one, watching a movie right now, loving every bit of it.

    No idea about the Pixel Plus, good questions mate.
     

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