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Active Control + light sensor on new Philips PF9830 models

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by dACEniel, May 13, 2005.

  1. dACEniel

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    Hi, new friends!
    Like some of you, I´m thinking to buy one of the new models of Philips LCD PF9830 instead of 9986 actually available. It´s not easy, but I can wait a few months more.
    I ve been thought in 32PF9830, but I read that will go without active control with light sensor. I ask for those members who have a PF9986:
    Is the active control with light sensor really important and necessary ? Is really good for the quality of image? Is really effective?
    Or do you recommend me the 37"PF9830 model with the light sensor? I´ve no problems for distance and space for a 37" model. 42" it´s enought. :lease:

    Thanks in advance for your answers and excuse my bad english.
    dACEniel :(
     
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    I had the 9986, tried the active control once, but then switched it off. To my untrained eye, all it seemed to do was automatically increase / decrease contrast and brightness depending on the ambient light in the room. I found this to be quite distracting to be honest. My 9986 went back for other reasons and I'm also waiting for the 9830. I will not miss the Active Sensor Control.

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  3. jimsan

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    The active control really is pretty much a complete waste of time. Even when turned off it still fiddles with the picture a bit. I have mine set to Minimum and that actually seems to mess with the picture less than when it is off! Anyway, what it does is all but invisible anyway.

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  4. deeplyblue

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    I shall bookmark this one - and next time I read someone saying that Jimsan's adoration of the 9986 is slavish, I shall be able to point to this post and say, "Yes, but it's intelligent slavish adoration." :devil:

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