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Philips 42pf7520d

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by tibby76, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. tibby76

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    :lease: hi there i'm new to this i was looking to purchase a plasma tv within the next few weeks and i'm undecided on which to buy??? i seen a few which i have narrowed it down too.
    1. philips 42pf7520d
    2. lg 42 px3rva

    or any other suggestings???

    i want it to have HD ready on it and also to make sure if its ok to put on a wall bracket oh and most importantly around the £1700 price range

    any info on this would be great
     
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    I've just seen the Philips 42 PF7520D on the comet website for £1599. I was one of those people who placed an order for the hitachi 42 pd6600 (see 2 other threads on this topic) from currys last week and won't be getting it because currys have messed a few 100 people around by telling us there's no availibility. :mad:
    Anyway I reckon this Philips is a serious alternative to the Hitachi 6600. It's the same screen size, HD ready, Built in digital tuner (freeview), pixel plus technology (shame not pixel plus 2), 2 scarts 1 RGB, Digital Comb filter, in my opinion more handsome looking than the Hitachi (prefer speakers on side) and it's only £100 more than the Hitachi was.
    Does anyone know more info on this particular model... reviews, PQ, how long it's been around for, and more importantly does anyone know any money off promotion vouchers that you can use on the comet website (like you can use on the currys site to get £100 off and free delivery). :smashin:
     
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    BTW Tibby 76 LG 42 PX3RV... £1174 at Currys special online price Plus £100 off promotion voucher. Delivery is free.
    Personally bad experience from currys website over last 8/10 days (see above). Don't assume you'll get purchase once you've ordered until delivery driver knocks on your door and say's "Mr/Miss ______ I have your new LG plasma screen for you, could you sign here please"... Done deal :D
     
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    Will this Philips 42PF7520D from Comet arouse the same kind of interest as the Hitachi 42 PD6600? is'nt it in the same league... plus comet will also give you a kenmark 3 tier glass stand (worth £199 as they say) for only £100 when bought at the same time... Top Banana :thumbsup:
    The Comet website does accept money off promotion codes but not the currys one (just tried them). Can we all do our best and find out what codes are valid on the comet site, ideally one that gives you £150 off a purchase £1500 or greater (i don't ask for much) ;)

    BTW Tibby76 the LG is not HD Ready it only has a HDMI input (a sort of half but not all the way there HD) concentrate all your resources on the Philips, think "P H I L I P S" :lesson:
     
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    is anyone interested in this TV... or is it Naff? what about promotion codes for comet website.
     
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    With a spec like this and a price tag of £1599 (without promotion vouchers).... why is this philly being overlooked? and YES it is HD READY:- :smashin:

    Picture / Display
    Aspect ratio : Widescreen
    Brightness : 1200 cd/m²
    Contrast ratio (typical) : 3000:1
    Diagonal screen size (inch) : 42 inch
    Diagonal screen size (metric) : 107 cm
    Display screen type : HD plasma panel, WXGA Plasma panel
    Picture enhancement : Pixel Plus, Progressive scan, 3/2 - 2/2 motion pull down, Digital noise reduction, Sharpness adjustment, Pulse Killer Chip, Colour temperature adjustment, Colour transient improvement, 3D combfilter, Active Control & Light sensor, Digital Crystal Clear
    Screen enhancement : Anti reflection coated screen, Anti ageing circuit
    Viewing Angle (Horizontal) : 160 degree
    Viewing angle (Vertical) : 160 degree
    Response time (typical) : 3 ms
    Panel resolution : 1024 x 1024i

    Supported Display Resolution
    Video formats : 640 x 480i - 1Fh, 640 x 480p - 2Fh, 720 x 576i - 1Fh, 720 x 576p - 2Fh, 1280 x 720p - 3Fh, 1920 x 1080i - 2Fh

    Sound
    Sound enhancement : Dynamic bass enhancement
    Sound system : Mono, Nicam stereo, Virtual dolby surround
    Output power (RMS) : 2 x 15W
    Equaliser : 5-bands

    Convenience
    Ease of installation : Auto programme naming, Automatic Channel Install (ACI), Automatic Tuning System (ATS), Auto store, Fine tuning, PLL digital tuning, Plug & Play, Program name, Sorting
    Ease of Use : Auto volume leveller (AVL), Easy toggle Dig/Analogue modes, Graphical user interface, Program list, Smart listening, Smart picture control, Smart sound control, Watch analogue/record digital
    Remote control type : RCFE05SLS05
    Teletext : 10 page Smart Text
    Teletext enhancements : 4 favourite pages, Program information line
    Picture in Picture : Picture in graphics, Twin page text
    Screen format adjustments : 4:3, Movie expand 14:9, Movie expand 16:9, Subtitle Zoom, Super Zoom, Widescreen
    Clock : Sleep timer
    VESA Mount : 600 x 400 mm by packed
    User interface : 7 day Electronic program Guide

    Tuner / Reception / Transmission
    Tuner bands : Hyper band, S channel, UHF, VHF
    TV system : PAL, PAL B/G, PAL D/K, PAL I, SECAM, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K, SECAM L/L'
    Video playback : NTSC, PAL, SECAM
    Aerial input : 75 Ohm coaxial (IEC75)
    Tuner display : PLL
    Number of preset channels : 100
    DVB : DVB Terrestrial

    Connectivity
    Number of scarts : 2
    Ext 1 Scart : Audio L/R, CVBS in / out, RGB
    Ext 2 Scart : Audio L/R, CVBS in / out, S video in
    Other connections : Antenna IEC75, DVI-I, Common Interface
    Front / Side connections : Audio in, CVBS in, Headphone out, S video in
    Audio output - digital : AC3 over SPDIF (Optical)
    AV 3 : DVI with HDCP, HDMI compatible, Audio L/R In, VGA PC-in

    Power
    Power consumption : 450w W
    Standby power consumption : < 1 W
    Ambient temperature : +5 C to +40C
    Power supply : AC 90-240
    Mains power : AC 220 -240 V +/- 10%

    Dimensions
    Product weight : 42 kg
    Width (with base) : 1164 mm
    Height (with base) : 644 mm
    Depth (with base) : 89 mm
    Weight incl. packaging : 47 kg
    Set depth : 104 mm
    Set height : 680 mm
    Set width : 1240 mm
    Box depth : 330 mm
    Box height : 939 mm
    Box width : 1320 mm

    Accessories
    Included accessories : Power cord, Quick start guide, Registration card, Remote control, User manual

    Loudspeakers
    Built-in speakers : 2

    More info and picture is on: :lesson:
    http://www.consumer.philips.com/con...&proxybuster=P31EUKUNRHNMZJ0RMRCSHQVHKFSESI5P
     
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    Why is it overlooked?

    Panel resolution : 1024 x 1024i
     
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    what does the "i" signify. Might be a silly question but surely 1024 x 1024 is better than say, 852 x 480... or am i missing something here?
    plus does'nt it have the same res figures as the Hitachi 42PD6600 which everyone went crazy over last week.
     
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    i - interlaced

    why send your nice new plasma a fantastic progressive scan picture from SKy+, HD DVD, BR DVD, PS3, Xbox 360 etc and then make it interlaced again!!

    Non-sensical really.
     
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    Thanks for the explanation Scarty16. So back to my earlier post on this thread... I guess it is naff then and I guess if Argos stock it (which they do) it must be pretty average.
     
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    That's the same 'naff' as any Hitachi, well nearly all. The ALIS glass is contentious, not all bad though. Philips have a poor name for plasma, like Sony. They don't make their own glass, so if you think this is equal to a Hitachi model, I'd think again. One thing though, in any box size shootout, Philips are top league! The box is truly astonishing! A Panasonic 65 comes in a smaller box than this Philips 42.
     
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    I can't see how the relation of the box size effects the performance of the plasma set. all this plasma research is doing my head in, i'm going to try and walk away now while i can and bring my life back in order again.
     
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    The box size makes me laugh that's all, and it's pretty damn relevant to anyone contemplating picking one up, I can't fit it into my LR Discovery, so God help most of you.
     
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    is it true that when transporting plasma's you have to have them vertically upright in transit... something to do with the gas cells?
    So I guess for this type of plasma only a transit van will do, or get it delivered by the retailer.
     
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    question to MAW (from other thread) Possibly a silly question... are HDMI dvd players available right now and which manufacture's make them. I am a big fan of Pioneer DVD players... do they do them? please suggest model numbers.
     
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    Vertical is right, not for gas though. The glass is surprisingly thin, and can flex slightly. The driver electronics etc are very close behind it, so a shock load, though not actually hard enough to break the glass as such, might flex it sufficiently to touch the hardware, which certainly will break it. Grown men have een known to cry at the sight of it. The Philips might go in a full size people carrier, nothing smaller.
     
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    Course they are, and course Pioneer do them. 668 and 868 are the model no's. The 668 is just 576p out, the 868 has a built in scaler, and can output PAL DVD as 576p, 720p or 1080i, if that floats your boat. Denon, Samsung, Panasonic, also do them. In fact the only 'big boy' in the AV market who does not is Onkyo. In spite of being the biggest AV/Hi Fi maker in Japan, they have not bothered. Maybe they know something?
     
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    Im looking at getting the Philips 42pf7520d too. Looks a very nice plasma.
     
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    Costco Warehouse are doing this for £1409 inc VAT after their £200 off promotion Oct 17 - Oct 23. May be worth the 20 odd quid to join. Looks a nice unit...PJ :)
     
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    I'm new to High Definition ready equipment (and this forum, HELLO ALL :hiya: ). Currently I have 3 scarts all in use on my TV. This Philips Plasma has only 2 and the HD input.

    Currently I have
    a basic Pace SKY box (Upgrade next year to HD?)
    an EchoStar 2510ip (largely redundant at the mo, considering updating to a DreamBox) and
    a Toshiba RDXS32 HD + DVD recorder.
    All linked together through a 4way Philips VL1400 AV sender
    For sound I am currently using the sound only side of my old Sony DAVS300. (Likely to upgrade to an AV amp soon as well)

    Does this Philips have enough HD and/or Scart inputs? should one have 2 (or more) HD inputs?

    Am not deperate to update. Can wait if more flexible solutions will appear in the next few months.
     
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    Same here, Im new to this, and ive been looking around at Plasmas for a while, i kind of set my mind on a Hitachi 5200H (not the standard 5200), and i know they have been discontinued, but i saw the phillips in my local comet on HD and it was sweet (they have just re-furnished the store so everything is up to spec), the phillips specs dont look too bad either, but has anyone bought one yet, and had any problems or good things to feedback before i put my cash into one of the two.
     
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    There's a lot of talk about this TV but has anybody actually been able to purchase one yet? I've had one on order with Empire Direct (picked up a cookie from Kelkoo and managed to get one for £1396) since 6/9 and despite having been told that it would be in stock (confirmed by Phillips) last week, I still haven't got it. :thumbsdow
    I've tried a number of other sites and the only place that seems to have any in stock is Comet so I'm biding my time and hopefully mine will be here soon. I'd be intrested to know if anyone else has managed to get one though.
     
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    Costco have just got them in stock ready for the voucher promotion.
     
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    Just had first look at the new Philips in Costco. Very disapointing, picture quality doesn't hold a candle to the Pioneer. Philips definitely off my list so it's The Pioneer in 1st place followed by the Panasonic with no other contenders.
     
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    Which model panny and Pioneer you looking at mate?.
    And i'm guessing it's alot more than what the philips is so you are going to be paying for it .
     
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    I have a general rule, treat Philips products with suspicion. Proved right again as the pioneer 436XDE followed by the Panasonic PV500 are without doubt the best 2 plasmas out there. Really wanted Philips to come up trumps with the 7520 but it looks cheap and the picture is very disapointing.
     

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