9986 1.3 firmware and Sky HD?

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prycop

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Will the infamous Philips 1.3 version firmware on the 9986 have any bearing on Sky HD viewing when the new service comes out?


On a different tact...
Will Sky HD content 720p be shown on the 9986 with a border? How would a full screen similar quality image be viewed.

(OK showing my ignorance but bugging questions!)

Bottom line - I have a 'graded' Philips 32PF9986 with firmware v1.3 :suicide:
I have 7 days to return it if not satisfied - I'm pleased with the quality initially but is the 9986 (especially with the 1.3 v firmware) futureproof? Do I keep it or send it back?
 

jimsan

Novice Member
Have answered this in a PM....but to reprise...

Sky HD will show a small black border on 720p broadcasts but will scale 1080i pictures to fit. v1.3 should be fine with Sky HD.

If it's cheap enough, keep it! It is still a top performer even amongst the new wave of TV's.

Jimmy
 
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prycop

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jimsan said:
Have answered this in a PM....but to reprise...

Sky HD will show a small black border on 720p broadcasts but will scale 1080i pictures to fit. v1.3 should be fine with Sky HD.

If it's cheap enough, keep it! It is still a top performer even amongst the new wave of TV's.

Jimmy
Thanks Jimmy - I have PMed back to thank you. :clap:
 
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prycop

Guest
jimsan said:
Have answered this in a PM....but to reprise...

Sky HD will show a small black border on 720p broadcasts but will scale 1080i pictures to fit. v1.3 should be fine with Sky HD.

If it's cheap enough, keep it! It is still a top performer even amongst the new wave of TV's.

Jimmy
Thanks for getting back to me - The TV was £1001 plus vat around £1200ish with delivery.

Can't see any 'faults' with it and it arrived seemingly unused total hours is 160 and I'm sure it probably been on a while here. Currently on terrestial the picture is fantastic. I'm happy with it.

The 720p borders seem larger than 2cm and the border seems to be untidy - not a defined line. The blacks in the video also seems greyer because the border is so black.

Can't see the need for component as yet - I have a HDMI DVD player and I'll probably get a 4x DVI switcher box for DVD/PC/Console/SKY HD and currently SKY+ through scart.

I'll contact Philips - as I have a 6 month warranty to see if they'll do the firmware upgrade - the extension that it's going in is still a few weeks from being ready so time is not a big issue.

Thanks for your help -
I'll probably keep it - I'll test a few more DVDs before finally deciding.
 
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