it is cheap for a 37", from the looks of it it doesn't much in the way of connectivity, would be ideal for 360 at that price though as it has vga in so I could just buy the vga lead, and if the native res is 1920 x 1080 thats impresseive as is the 8ms response rate. mmmm, think i'll wait and see if some people take the plunge.asherpat said:
ive just been doing some checking anf the TV doesnt support 1080p as stated (taken from the US site)asherpat said:
Ask the Philips 37PF9830 owner's ................ They can only get 1080i on their 1080p panels.asherpat said:Smithy, i saw on US site that it supports 1080i but wonder why wud a native 1080 panel not support 1080p?
It says the tuner is NTSC, so this must be the US model, which prob explains why there are no scartsasherpat said:
hmmm well it has a built in tuner so maybe its an LCD TV with a PC input. In US you can buy it with or without tuner fitted, but europe model comes with tuner. There were many sets fitted with DVI before HDMI become more prevalent, so I think lack of HDMI does not imply a PC monitormeansizzler said:The reason it does not have HDMI is because it is a PC monitor just like the Dell 2405, it is not an LCD TV but a PC Display...
pjskel said:This set, and it's 46" sibling is slated for official UK release and spec next Feb/Mar, when Sky+ HD launches.
I doubt £1K for a 37" full HD panel, but then again, depends on how agressively Benq decide to attack the market, as only users of their PC monitors will likely know the name and how good those products tend to be. The odd QVC shopper may also know the name from their digital camera, but they are in the minority, I'd imagine.
I'd figure and bank on £1500 ish for the 37" - if it's cheaper, then a welcome surprise that'll be rather than a disappointment.
After checking the link in the OP's post, it would seem to be the right price for the right model - the link at the bottom does go to the 37".
However, I find the connections puzzling - have a look.
Composite AV (2)
2 S-Video + Audio
Component (Y Pb Pr / Y Cb Cr) + Audio (2)
DVI-HDCP + Audio
No SCART with RGB?
2 Composite AV? Who the hell would use that nowadays?
Is that 2 audio connections or 2 Component with audio?
RS232 - firmware updates by the user?
Sounds like a parts bin got raided. Buy one, get 49 free? With a deal like that, I suppose it was too much to pass up.
Mind you, 32" has RGB SCART, so maybe it's a simple cock-up by whomever wrote up the spec in general or for the website specifically.
I hope and pray they sort those connections out for the UK model with the approriate ones that this panel needs, never mind deserves.
Still, £1100 is a bloody steal, and even if it does go to £1300 with the connections sorted, that's still a bloody steal.
Of course , its possible that www.komplett.co.uk are selling the US model, has anyone phoned them yet to check?linxbaijy said:It has TWO scart connections.
www.komplett.co.uk doesn't give accurate information.
The manual can be downloaded from Benq website: