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New Philips 32", 37" & 42" LCD's

Discussion in 'Philips TVs Forum' started by paul3_uk, May 11, 2004.

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    I notice that the 32" and 42" models are currently available in the UK ... well, at a couple of shops anyway.

    Unfortunately, the 32" is a little too small and the 42" is a little too pricey (I know .... i'm too fussy).

    37" is the size that should fit my room (and hopefully budget).

    I am a little confused as to why the 37PF9986 has not been lanched at the same time as the other two models.

    I have heard rumours that the 37" is to be launched at the beginning of July ... but there seems to be different opinions on this.

    I also heard that these new LCD's sport an 800:1 contrast ratio (should be a big improvement on the 30PF9975), but have found a technical spec pdf created by philips back in september 2003 that states 500:1 ... which is true?

    Can anyone out there throw any more light on the subject?

    thanks in advance .........
     
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    I've actually been wondering about this myself so I spoke to a lady in the Philips trade sales department yesterday. According to her there are no plans to launch the 37" version of the 9986 series in the UK. However in June they are launching the 37PF9946 which doesn't have Pixel Plus (and is in fact a plasma display).

    On hearing this I placed an order for the 32" model from BE Direct, knowing that it's bigger than my 32" CRT, Sky pictures will look better (as it's a smaller screen) and that I've saved a packet :D
     
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    Thanks for your response RCT. It seems to me that philips don't know what they are doing. I contacted their customer care back in March and they said this ...

    "Thank you for your recent e-mail.

    With regards to your query we can advise that the 37PF9986 is due for
    release on the 5th of July 2004. Philips do not have recommended
    retail price available.

    We trust that the information provided will be of assistance and
    should you require further advice please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Kind regards,

    Philips Customer Care"

    So who do we believe? :confused:
     
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    Well it won't be the first time they don't know what they're talking about! I'm going to stick with the 32" at least I know I'll have it by the end of the month.
     
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    My Philips 32pf9986 LCD should arrive Thursday.
    I will post my impressions by the weekend.
    Watch this space...
     
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    Lucky you :clap:

    Where have you got it from so soon.
     
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    I placed an order at the end of April.

    Just got the call from BE-Direct today and they are going to deliver it on Saturday as I am not around tomorrow.

    :D

    Can't wait!!
     
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    :smashin: Ctodd and JH4, looking forward to hearing your reviews you lucky beggars ....
     
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    anyone else out there got one of these new LCD's? and if so, any comments on quality of the picture?
     

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