New Philips 32PW9509 at Comet

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  1. bazzae123

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    The new Philips 32PW9509 is now available at comet's web site priced at £1100.

    Just paid for another month on me rented set so I'll have to wait.

    Bazza:D
     
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    I know you've been waiting for this set for ages Bazza. When you get it please let us know your views on the new Pixel Plus 2.

    You always manage to come up with the latest information ages before I ever see it. I usually read your posts as there is normally something of interest in them.

    Philips is my favourite brand since I received my 1.5 P+ Pw9618. I was fortunate to receive a good one. Fingers crossed for you too once your rental is over and you buy your new television.
     
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    Hi Cynthia 7,

    Well, I tried to order it from Comet yesterday on line but I got an automated response back to say that my order had been passed over to the administration department for review. Obviously this is because I kept returning all the other models I tried. unfortunately I cant see it advertised any where else apart from here http://www.cheapelectricals.co.uk/acatalog/Philips_32PW9509_32PW9509_32PW9509.html

    and I'm not sure about ordering from them. I could go to a comet store and order from there but then I wouldn't have the option of returning it if I wasn't happy and that's one of my main criteria's.

    I may phone comet myself and explain that the possibility of me keeping this new set is very high as I know what the Philips is like and hopefully things have only got better with regards to the previous model.
    I was pleased to read that your getting on well with your new set. I hope things are still OK.
    I'll let you know what happens about Comet. I'm going to phone them now.

    Bazza
     
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    Hi there bazzae,

    In holland the set is 4 sale for 1160 euro's. So I think it is very overpriced in the UK.

    I am also planning to buy this set, but I hav'nt seen it in a real shop, only on the internet. I want to take a look at it first.

    Hope there is some magazine reviewing it soon.

    grtz Vivaatloni
     
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    Hi vivaatloni,

    Every thing is over priced in the UK.

    Bazza:D
     
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    hey, bazza. if comet don't want your buissnes then screw them. a thousand pound is a lot of money for a tv and you have every right to send a tv back if it doesn't meet your requirements. don't let them bully you into promising you'll keep a tv when you're not happy with it.

    fight the power, man :D
     
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    Hi weyland-yutani,

    Thanks M8. That's the last thing I'm going to do. I managed to get six different TV's from them using two different card numbers so maybe that's why my last request has been passed on to somebody else to look over. I was quite interested to see the price from "Cheapelectricals.co.uk" but I wasn't sure about using them. The nice thing about Comet was the ease of returning goods at no cost and the fact there is a store down the road if I wanted to kick up a fuss.
     
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    That Cheap Electricals website looks well Dodgy
     
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    effinjamie,

    Funny you said that. It was my thoughts as well. I did email them about delivery and this was the response i had back.

    Tank you for your enquiry

    We do not have stock and irt will be at least 10 days for delivery
    Many thanks


    Bazza;)
     
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    I e-mailed Philips regarding the 9509 and also if there was going to be an updated model of the 9618 with P+2 (cause I wan't dolby digital) and this was there reply:

    I'm still trying to figure out if he means they will or not lol.
     
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    Just to let you know the Comet van turned up this morning without any prior warning and delivered the new 32" Philips. I'll have a play with it over the weekend and let you know but I'll say that things are not all rosy. I've had to phone Philips already regarding a major issue regarding the amount of RGB sockets specified and the actual amount available for use. I'm waiting for a reply from them but going on my experiments it doesn't look good. Picture wise its a improvement over the 32pw9528 (P+1) but I still need to play around.

    Bazza
     
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    Very cool bazzae,

    Can you tell me if the set has PIP?

    How many scarts are on the TV? And how many do you think are RGB. The prospect says 3 scarts with 2 of them rgb.

    But picturewise there is an improvement! That's very good news.
    Can you also take some pictures of the set.

    Is there also a black bar problem with the set?

    What tube is in the , the panny or the powertube?

    A lot of questions :), But I am planning of buying this set within 3 weeks. So I am curious!
     
  14. bazzae123

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    Hi vivaatloni,

    Just a quick reply.

    NO PIP only dual Text. Big bummer as I didn't pick this up in the spec I just assumed it had PIP

    Pany tube

    No Black bars

    3 Scarts. Either one is faulty, or the set only has ONE. The strange thing is I can't get my Panasonic SKY box to run at all on EXT3 in either RGB or comp. My other bits of kit will only run on composite on EXT3 but like I said no Panasonic SKY box.

    As for the picture, its better than P+1 but I need to look at all the other issues as well to see if its worth the extra money over the 32PW9528

    Bazza
     
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    hey bazz, what was the guff about them sending your order to admin, did you find out?
     
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    No, I had a email to say they would let me know if the order had been excepted but I didn't hear from them again. The next thing I know was the Comet van pulling up at my home this morning. Just as well I was at home.

    So that's number 7 TV from Comet.

    Bazza:D
     
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    Hi Bazae,

    Do you have more impressions after the first day?

    grtz a curious VivaAtloni
     
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    Also, very interested in your opinions on the first P+2 set!
     
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    Yeah be good to know,i also been waiting for this
    Tv and will likely get it within the month

    As for the scart issue, it does say in one of the manuals
    that scart 1 & 2 are rgb but 3 aint which probably why
    yer sky box didnt like it.

    Might be wrong though.
     
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    bazzae123 - Is this one going back?
    Be TV no 8 won't it?

    I've sent two Thomson 32WB643s 's back - each one had the same fault.

    Not sure wot my 3rd tv will be.
    LG Lafinion maybe?
     
  21. bazzae123

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    Gort M8,

    Yes this one is going back but I'll be asking for a replacement. The reason for this is as follows. Philips has given me a definite answer to the question of how many RGB scarts it should have and the answer is "2". I can only get "1". The second this is the black bar issue might be a bit better on the new unit and third the set sometimes powers up with a black/white picture on all sources so you have to turn it off and start again. Apart from that the picture has settled down and I managed to get a set of setting that work well together. Oh, one other thing, somebody asked me today about the centre speaker. Apparently it hasn't got one, just a grill. Funny how you take some things for granted these days.
     
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    Bazzae,

    I did a full demo of this tv today at the comet store
    and i was amazed by picture,truly stunning and the
    actual tv is gorgeous,i think it looks better then any other
    crt's including panny or toshy pf2's.

    It looked great on the sky feed and certainly v good
    on dvd.I had previously decided to go for a panny idtv
    but now i getting this.I never checked the 2 rgb think in the store
    so might go over w/e and double check as i need 2 for sure.
     
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    Hi, where are you peeps seeing details on this set. I can't see it on the Philips website.

    Regards
     
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    Bazzae123
    I have been following your tv exploits with interest.
    I have just received my 9509, and I too am having problems with the av scart inputs. Av1 takes RGB and composite ok, Av2 takes s-video (Y/C) and composite ok, but Av3 will only diplay composite correctly. The screen picture goes very blue (blue picture not blank screen blue) with an RGB input, the TV obviously recognises that it is getting an RGB signal as the on screen info pane tells me it is.
    The picture on the set is stunning, and is the best I could find after several weeks of stumbling around the electrical retailers.
    One minor iritation my son has noticed this evening concerns the light sensor. With a dimly lit room, it couldnt quite make up its mind how bright to adjust the tv, one min bright next dim (not that bad but enough to originally make me think that something was going wrong). I expect that I should be able to disable the sensor if it persists.

    Dave
     
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    Nutrunner,

    Thanks for the input, Yep, yours does exactly the same as mine. I was thinking of sending mine back and getting a replacement but I'm not sure now. The picture is getting better all the time as the TV settles down and I don't want to get another that may have other problems.

    The other strange thing about Ex3 is trying to get my Panasonic Sky box to work. It displays the blue screen in RBG mode but nothing when set to composite, Strange. All my other equipment works OK in composite on Ex3. My Sky box works OK on all other inputs.

    Can you keep an eye on a couple of things for me. Does your set ever power up with a black/white screen?
    Can you see any horizontal black bars when a darkish picture is displayed?

    Bazza
     
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    Bazza
    Have not noticed any black/white problems on startup as yet, but to be fair I havent been looking for it. As for horizontal lines, I will look to see as I watch, have not spotted anything yet.

    There is one other minor irritation when watching sky via RGB on EXT1. when calling up the now/next info banner when watching a program, the screen appears to zoom in a little, very strange, however pressing backup resets the screen to its correct setting. The zoom effect will last till I press backup!! I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the red dot in the top corner of the screen, it may be coincidental.

    I sent an email to philips to clarify which EXT is supposed to do what. They replied that EXT 1 & 2 are RGB and EXT3 is composite only, which totally contradicts the tv user guide and my own experience. I have been in touch with the retailer that sold me the set, they are going to get in touch with their "contact" in the philips technical dept, to sort out the mess. They have told me that if they get no satisfaction then they will request a philips engineer to sort my tv out, especially as when I bought the set I stated I wanted the set to be twin RGB enabled. I'm glad i went to my local independant dealer for this Tv, They are as interested to sort out this issue as I am.

    I will post the on-going situation as it develops..

    I agree with you the picture from the set is superb...

    Dave the nutrunner
     
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    Hmm.........

    Aint been to comet yet bazz to check but will do v soon ,
    however as i think u already mentioned somewhere the leaflet for
    9509 clearly states ext 2 as rgb yet the owners manual clearly states
    ext 3 as rgb although it must be said in small print it does say specifications
    can change without notice which is maybe what has happened, although
    if philips are still saying it has 2 then i not sure.

    One think is certain philips website,documentation is appalling,i mean
    nearly every other manufacture has tv's listed on websites that aint even out to buy.Philips has two new ones in retail shops and they aint even listed on there websites,that is v poor.

    I'm not sure i could buy this tv with only 1 rgb and would be a real pity as
    it probably the best 32" crt picture wise i seen.

    Be interesting to see how u get on nutrunner btw.
     
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    Keep us updated.. my local independent managed to get this TV in on saturday and it does look very nice :)

    If it had dolby digital or freeview I would probably get it straight away, otherwise I am still making my mind up... (would be nice to cut down on at least one box hehe)
     
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    Bazz
    Now that I have had the 9509 for a week I have started to notice some vertical banding smack bang in the middle of the screen (about the width of the "philips" badge on the surround of the set) .I only see it on a very light background with a fast moving picture, for example yesterday, whilst watching the bike racing on BBC2. The banding is very faint on my set, but once you have trained your eye to it you can see it more often.
    I have not seen any horizontal bands and still no sign of any startup problems..

    nutrunner
     

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