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Philips 32PF9976 as a PC monitor

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by leo9, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. leo9

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    Hi,

    New to this forum and need a good 30" or 32" LCD TV to connect TV, Sky, DVD recorder, laptop and VCR.

    Has anyone used the Philips 32PF9976 as a monitor? Does the widescreen distort the non-widescreen PC output and can you read the text at about 12 feet viewing distance? My 15" laptop runs a res of 1024 x 768 at 60 Hz so hope I won't get same issues that other forum members had with 32PF9986 at a higher res. Also like the 30PF9946 (much cheaper and has progressive scan) but not enough inputs.

    Any help welcome as need to decide fast!
     
  2. jackylad

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    i had one to test which pc resolutions worked. 1024 x 768 looked great font were as crisp as my dell 21" pc monitor. 1280x 720 was also crystal clear only boxed in the middle not full screen.

    1024 x 768 is full screen top to bottom but obviously it has black bars either side.
     
  3. Alan D

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    I haven't tried a PC hooked up - but it sounds like jackylad's experience pretty much matches what it says in the manual for the TV:
    "use XGA 1024x768 @ 60Hz video mode for best image quality"
     
  4. leo9

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    Thanks for info. BUT - made the mistake of wandering into John Lewis over the weekend and saw the 32PF9986 in the flesh - amazing picture quality. My original choice (32PF9976) not in most of the high street stores yet as far as I know so can't compare them except from specs and forum opinions. Think I prefer 32PF9986 now as it has Pixel Plus 2 and there must be other reasons for the £500+ price difference. Back to the drawing board I guess...

    Jackylad - did you end up buying the 32PF9976 you tested? What is Sky / DVD picture quality like? Just want to know how it compares with 32PF9986 in TV mode.
     

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