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Philips 32PF9976?

Discussion in 'Philips TVs Forum' started by Damian1978, Feb 14, 2005.

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  1. Damian1978

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    Well......what a hassle LCD has caused. Two dodgy backlight Toshibas and two smeary/ghosty pixel troubled Samsungs and I'm about ready to give up.

    I need to get Currys to refund the Samsung (when I can get them to answer the phone) and notice they have the above Philips for £1500 (web exclusive).

    My questions are:

    Any problems with the backlights on these panels i.e. lighter at one corner than the other etc? The Samsungs seem perfect for this.

    Anyone have any pixels out? Don't see why you should accept that when spending £1500

    Any noise induced by having to use the component to VGA - VGA to DVI adapter and can normal component leads be plugged in?

    Its this or live with a 14" Bush portable or even go back to CRT :eek:
     
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    The 9976 is a bit of a Dark Horse in the LCD market, as it is largely overshadowed by its big brother, the 9986.

    It is exactly the same, technologically, to the 9986 except that it runs with PP1, has no Ambilight, the speakers are underneath the screen and it only has one terrestrial tuner.

    The 9986(76) has had very few reported screen problems, apart from one or two reported dead Pixels and one with reported uneven backlight. This, amongst the considerable number of 9986(76) users, is excellent. You should have no problems. Excellent TV.

    The sound has come in for some criticism as being only average...

    Jimmy
     
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    Hmmm.....it could be the saviour of LCD for me I guess.

    The Samsung gets worse. Enabling DNIe (which is supposed to make the picture better) makes the picture harsh and the lip sync worse.

    Any lip sync issues with the Philips?

    How does component video compare with DVI DVD connection?
     
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    Hi Damian,

    No joy then. :thumbsdow

    Looks like the 9976 is the leading contender for me also....

    Would be interested in it's best and worst habits :smoke:
     
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    I recently plumped for the 9976 and have to say that I am very happy. It seemed the best set to get for the the price (couldnt get the other half to authorise the purchase of the 9986). I dont have it set up ideally at the moment, as I am just about to move house, so everything is a bit of a mess at the moment, but in its current state, with sky and dvd player attached via cheap scart leads - the picture quality is good - excellent with top quality broadcasts and dvd's. And it looks lovely too :thumbsup:

    What I will say - I have progressive scan as the selected viewing option instead of pixel plus 1. Films on sky and especially DVD just didnt look right with PP1 selected.
     
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    No joy at all. Its really annoying as I love the way the Samsung works, looks (design) and sounds.

    This one may be brighter than the last but all the blur is there (its not as bad on NTSC sources) and the dead pixel count has reason (well nearly doubled).

    I shall be complaining to Currys again tomorrow.
     
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    Well still having problems to get Currys phone me to pick up/refund the Samsung but now I heard the 32PF9986 does not accept interlaced signals via component. Is this true and also true of the 32PF9976?

    If so its no good for me as my Toshiba SD900e does not do PAL prog. scan.
     
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    No it doesn't accept Component Interlaced, but there is no real advantage in connecting an analogue interlaced signal via Component - just as well with the scart as it is just a standard RGB signal. The 9986 and the 9976 will accept interlaced and Progressive pictures via digital however.

    So don't disregard the 9976 over this.

    Jimmy
     
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    Doh doh and doh!

    I've run out of scarts and have spent a fair bit on "nice" component leads now for when I bought the Tosh then the Samsung.

    I'll have to have a think now.

    Bu :eek: er
     
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    I use a Vivanco SBX99 5-input SCART switchbox to overcome scart shortage.
     

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