Philips 30PF9975?

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  1. kingsize

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    I can get this TV for £999.00 - cheapest I have seen on the web is circa £1700.00.

    It's a TV for the bedroom - I would be connecting a Sony DVDR GX300 via component, and running a feed from Sky+ via RF.

    What I would love to know is - is this a good price?

    I know its not HD ready despite the resolution, but I can see it being a long time before SKY HD ( which I plan to get on release ) will be capable of running a second HD feed upstairs.

    Does anyone think this purchase is a good idea - would love some advice...

    Thanks.
     
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    I have this set, and highly recommend it. I use it mostly for Sky, through a Tivo (so quality of feed is good but not great - Tivo adds a little noise)

    The philips does a great job of scaling the input to give a pseudo HD look to normal programs. DVDs look even better.

    Cost me £2k at John Lewis 18 months ago and worth every penny.

    Some foibles to take note of:
    - it has component in, but doesn't support interlaced video. OK if you have a progressive scan DVD player
    - it has a 720p screen but doesn't accept 720p over component. Does take 1080i though, so I have my fingers crossed that Xbox 360/Sky will be able to use that


    BTW, any idea what I'd get for my 18month old set, if I upgrade to HD ready? If its not very much, I'll just keep it.
     
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    Hang on a mo. Cancel what I just said.

    It is a great set, but for £999 there are a few HD ready sets that should be at least as good, and a years newer tech.
     
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    Thanks very much.

    Would you recommend it as a 2nd TV which in all likelihood will not have a hd input - once I have shy hd downstairs no doubt i will use the sky+ box upstairs.

    Do you have any issues with the screen?

    Thanks again
     
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    I'd kill for it as a 2nd set. We are still a one TV household (ignoring the ancient Sony WF1 in the spare room gathering dust).

    IMO its one of the better LCD sets for non-HD stuff, simply because it does such a good job on the incoming signal to clean it up and increase the perceived resolution.
     

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