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Is there any Sharp LCD that can be compared to the Philips xxPF9986?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by dickie, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. dickie

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    So many people have said that the xxPF9986 is the best and so many people said the Sharp is fantastic.

    Q1: Is there anybody who has compared the xxPF9986 to a Sharp and what was the outcome?

    Q2: Is there any new (digital) Sharp better then the PF9986?
     
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    What do you mean digital?
     
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    I reckon Sharp and Philips are the two Top Dogs at this moment, with others snapping at their heels.

    I did a direct, side by side comparison 4 weeks ago at Peter Tysons and there isn't much in it. The Philips gets the nod due to better noise filtering of poor signals and the PixelPlus2 produced slightly smoother, sharper images. It's Pixel Response time is minutely faster too.

    With HiDef signals there'll be little in it.

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    But looks wise the Sharp I think looks nicer than the Philips.

    Especially because you can remove the speakers.
     
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    The new Sharp lcd's like xxgD1e
     
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    Yeah, the Sharp probably is prettier - more elegant. But in a dark room with the Philips singing its tune and the Ambilight dancing round the walls...you canny beat it!

    Jimmy
     
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    Do Philips do a 26" 9986?

    I cannot find one. The 26" 9946 does not have a very good review.

    32" is beyond my budget.
     
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    I'm still thinking about this Philips 9986 you know. Could do with seeing it in the flesh - the shops I've been to so far haven't had it in.
     
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    I'm afraid the 32" is the smallest 9986. They do a 32"PF9976 which has the same screen and the bulk of the same features as the 9986. No Ambilight and only PixelPlus1. Apart from that, fully HDTV compatible. £1400 - £1500.

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    Is the 9976 is fully HDTV compatible? If so I could be swaying back towards that screen now that the Aquos GA4’s have disappeared!

    Does anyone know how the Philips 9976 is when feed from a PC. I’m was also interested in the 32WL48 Toshiba but it seems to have some issues in that department, according to another thread.
     
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    Why don't you want the 9986? because of the price? Or because you prefer the look of the 9976?
     
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    Hi Nick25

    Certainly price is a consideration. I guess there is about £500 between them.

    Looks wise they are both ok. I’m not sure what I think of the ambient lighting…I wonder whether it would be a distraction! Also the speaker grills on the 9986 feel very flimsy to me.

    However, I’m sure the 9986 has a better picture…so I guess I’m a little unsure.
     
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    The Ambilight is amazing. It has completely changed my viewing experience. Couldn't be without it now. Whats more my wife absolutely loves it.

    The speaker grills arn't speaker grills! They are the speakers. There are little activators that make the surface vibrate producing the sound.

    If you can afford the 9986 go for it.

    Jimmy
     
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    I think you can turn off ambilight scw, it looks pretty neat to me
     
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    More on the Ambilight.
    It has 9 settings.

    You can have it display a steady unchanging light in 5 pre-set shades. You can set the colour you want yourself. You can have it change in sympathy to the screen either slowly or quickly. You can even have it illuminating the room in a colour of your choice with the TV turned off! Or, of course, you can turn it off. I don't have it on during the day. (Not that I'm ever home during the day..)

    There's nothing else like it..

    Jimmy :cool:
     

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