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Philips or Sharp

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by viewer, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. viewer

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    See that the Philips 37pf9986 beat the Sharp 37GD1 - see the latest edition of Home Cinema Choice . Been jumping betwen these 2 options for a while now and still can't make my mind up. Sharps looks better than the philips, concerned about the number of comments appearing about sharp picture quality. Sharp is High definition ready and will acept Sky high defiinition TV when introduced in 2006. Does anyone know if philips is a capable of HDTV.

    Still unable to see the philips in a high street store. Only seems to be available on the net. anyone seen it yet
     
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    I am having exactly the same dilema. The Philips now comes with Pixel Plus 2, but I haven't seen the set.

    Has anyone seen the Sharp and the Philips together?
     
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    From what I can tell, you can get HDTV through the DVI connection on the Philips. Next question would will be whether Sky release a HD box with a DVI connection on it?
     
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    Don't think that the Sharp will accept HDTV through its DVI connection, which is intended for PCs.
     
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    The Sharp definately takes 720p via its DVI input from an HDMI equipped DVD player, including CP material - ie its HDCP compliant. However, there are issues with some sources at 1080i. I couldn't get it to work with my DVD player and Sharp have admitted an issue in this respect.

    -Ian
     
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    the 9986 is an amazing tv, and i believe the actual screen itself is made by sharp.
    the resolution is very good 1400x770 ish and it is ready for hdtv.
    the blacks are nice and dark, the response rate is brilliant @ 12ms
    And also, what i thought was just a gimmick has turned out to be one of the best innovations in modern TVs yet,

    AMBILIGHT

    its very responsive to the action on screen, it matches the colours very accurately and responds pretty much perfectly in sync with whats happening on screen.
    Bullet flashes and lightening strikes light the room up for that exact split second, and explosions just have to be seen.

    I think it has 1 over cinemas personally, id rather stay in now lol

    the sharp really wont match it, i have all my faith in this TV.


    PS - good luck trying to get a 37 inch lololol
    the 32 is large enough tbh, if you are sitting up to 8ft away the 32 is perfect, anything larger would expose its painting like image.
     
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    32PF9986 get my vote for sure!
     
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    JL in Reading had the two sets next to each other IIRC. Of the two, the Philips wins my vote!!
     

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