Philips 9617

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KeefyR

Guest
After a lot of reading on this forum, decided to go for a Philips 9617 and PQ40 DVD player. Because of all the potential problems, I bought the TV from a local specialist dealer at full list price and had it delivered installed, 2 year guarentee etc, and will price , match them using Barclaycard. Great service and worth the money !

I thought DVD's being generally easier to ship back if there were problems I'd buy from Empire direct. Suffice to say after three ( yes THREE) promised delivery dates were not kept and I'd taken three days off work, :mad: I cancelled the order and got one from the same dealer as the TV. And this for a DVD that was " instock"
Thats one customer who won't be going back !!

Really pleased with the TV, fabulous picture and sound ( especially using my two Mission 753s as external front speakers)

One question though - when viewing a DVD the picture had large black bars top and bottom. The picture format of the DVD was anamorphic. Have since altered the picture format and selecting automatic seems to fill the screen, but faces seem slightly stretched - am I doing something wrong - and whats the best screen setting for DVDs ?? The TV is set for Picture format to Automatic
 

gringottsdirect

Active Member
Originally posted by KeefyR
Really pleased with the TV, fabulous picture and sound ( especially using my two Mission 753s as external front speakers)

The TV is set for Picture format to Automatic

Firstly,
Your Philips isn't really designed to drive difficult loads like 753 s from it's internal amplifier directly, tell me you aint... :) . It could damage the tv and your speakers.
Anyway, that's up to you.
The Picture Format is best selected by yourself, " Auto " fluctuates too much.
Try 4:3 setting, 16:9 will adjust accordingly but not " hunt " .
Also try BBC News 24, if you are missing the top of the logo, go into " installation " menu and select " Auto Format " to off, the full height of the picture will be displayed.
 
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KeefyR

Guest
Wouldn't dream of powering externals using the TV amp - It would damage the speakers as well as the TV amp - have taken the outputs fom the tv into an input on my trusty Audiolab 8000A which powers the 753s with ease.

Great advantage is that the TV sound controls the output level so everything, externals included get controled by the remote volume control
 

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