Brought a Philips28PW6006, was it a mistake ?

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  1. Jimmi

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    Just brought one of these sets and have now read about issues regarding the 4:3 image being to far to one side, dark RGB, and ghosting.
    Havent seen the TV myself yet but it seemed like the best buy for a sub £450 WS set so I just dived in and went for it !.
    Have I made a mistake ?.
     
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    I have a 24" PW6006 and think the picture is fantastic. Like all TVs you do get some bad ones. If you do, get a replacement straight away, rather than let them fiddle with it.

    BJ
     
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    I bought a 32pw6006 2 months back, and i think for the price (about £570 delivered from unbeatable.co.uk) that its a good set. The picture is pretty decent but sound is so-so.

    Not seen any of the 4:3 problems mentioned in first post, however i do get dark rgb ...

    The only niggling thing about the set is the scart socket i use to connect sky to the TV - it seems to give a very red, dark picture that I cant seem to normalise via the brightness etc controls from the TV menu. The only way I get round this is to pull the scart slightly out from the socket until im happy with the colour ranges in the picture - not a great technical solution, but it works (until the wife moves the tv, where the process has to be redone).

    Im using a semi-decent scart lead, although not a good one from Ixos or simlar company, it is still better than the rubbish one supplied with the TV.

    Otherwise, for £570 for a 32" Widescreen, i cannot complain...
    (well apart from only having 2 scart sockets )

    [While I remember, I saw the 28pw6006 in tesco for £399 the other week, which i think is a bargain.]

    Gav.
     
  4. Jimmi

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    OK well it arrived the other day, and Im happy with it.
    Im not sure about the RGB issue, I cant tell if its darker then usual or not but it does seem to highlight grain a little more vividly when playing dvds.
    My main problem at the moment is with the scart sockets which have been placed directly in the centre at the back of the TV. I'd have much prefered them to be at the far right for better positioning and easy access. I can't connect any scart cables to the back of the set without moving the front right of the set forward due to the thinkness of scart cables and lack of space.
    Really annoying but I'll have to try and work round it.
    Is there such a thing as an ultra-slim scart cable ?.
     
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    'seem to highlight grain a little more vividly when playing dvds'

    Sounds like the default contrast/brightness settings are set too high (like most TV's).

    Reduce the contrast down a few bars and see that grain dissappear :D
     
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    Thanks for the advice,
    I tried messing around with the various settings and although it does improve things it doesnt make the problem go away.
    The picture looks fine when the image on screen is clear and bright, but when theres shadows and darkness fleshtones lack detail looking more like the quality your'd expect from a Laserdisc while Bright Reds seem fuzzy and bleed a little. Grain is noticeable in any shot which isnt the up most highest of quality sometimes to a point where it almost looks like walls in the background are going fuzzy.
    Im sure its not like the RGB fault which has been mentioned with this model because its not something thats instantly noticeable.
    Im thinking it may be that my DVD player lacks the quality to put out a really decent image on this set but I dont know how likely that is.
     
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    I've found that my PW6006 is actually happier with an S-video signal (like a few other TVs are). It's worth giving a go...
     

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