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Philips 26PF9946/56 vs. Sony 26HG2

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by menck, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. menck

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    I'm looking for a 26" LCD for my bedroom, and the choice has been narrowed down to either a Sony 26HG2 or a Philips 26PF9946 (or 26PF9956 with Pixel Plus).
    Pros and cons are as I see them.

    Sony HG2
    Pro: better viewing angle, HDTV component slots, wega engine
    Con: Price, no computer connection

    Phillips 26PF9946
    Pro: Radio, price, pc connection
    Con: Inferior viewing angle, no HDTV connection possible.

    Do you have any advice/experience for me on which display to choose?

    Regards
     
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    The HDTV component slots will not be suitable for much of the content from future HD service from Sky or using HD-DVD / blu ray. These require a HDCP compliant digital connection such as HDMI or some DVI connectors. The HDTV component slots are likely to be of use only for an external scaler or connection to a xbox etc.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
    Do you know if there are any 26" displays on the market today being 100% future HD proof? I didn't see any 26" displays on the list being made in another thread in this NG.
     
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    Off the top of my head, the Sharp GA3/4 series (in limited supply - the GA5 will not have DVI) and the Loewe Xelos A 26". There may be others, some of which may not be as good as those in your OP.

    -Ian
     

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