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HD help for philips 32PF9976

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by carpy1, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. carpy1

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    Wonder if anyone here can help me

    i bought the philips 32PF9976 about a year ago (maybe less)
    one of the main reasons was its support for hdtv, however a more detailed look at philips website it states that this tv does not support 720p, only 1080i.
    But i have also read in these forums that it can display 720p but with a border.

    Can anyone clear this up?

    also i have read that these tvs have firmware, as i have had my set for over a year im sure i will have the lowest version, Does this have any knock on effects for HD use?

    Also am i going to be screwed when sky bring out there new hd box?
     
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    That model range were launched before HD Ready was introduced so always a slight risk buying one for the future HD services, however the resolution is ok and as long as you have at least one connection with HDCP you should be ok.

    I assume the 9976 acts in the same manner as my 9986 in that a 1080i source is scaled to fit the 1366*768 display while a 720p source is 1:1 mapped thus leaving a few unused pixels around the edge. In one way this makes sure you get the best 1280*720 image but on the other you feel short changed. Philips I believe will no longer be developing the firmware for this range of LCD so that's that.
     
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    thanks alot for your help
     
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    Hi carpy, did you find out any more about this. Did you get it working at 720p?
    Thanks
     

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