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Philips or Sony ?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by rich146, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. rich146

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    Hi All

    I'm new to this game. I have looked at prices and the following budget tv's are a good deal at the moment.
    Which of the 2 would you recommend?...

    Philips 28PW6517c
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    Sony KV28CL10

    The sony only has 2 x 5 watts, but does that matter?

    I've always thought that sony are quite superior but what do I know?

    Can anyone comment?
    Any help would be appreciated

    many thanks
    Rich.
     
  2. MartinImber

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    Sound doesn't really matter as if you want loud use your AV setup
     
  3. sorbiegunner

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    If you note the opening of this thread it says "Hi all, new to this game....."
    Given that how helpful a statement do you think "if you want loud use your AV setup"?

    Would this be the AV set up he aquired between posting that he was new to this game and the reply being made?

    Almost 1400 posts I can only hope that at least a few made at least a stab at being more helpful than that one.

    In reply to the original post I have the philips you mention and am very happy with it.
     
  4. rich146

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    Thanks Sorbiegunner.
    Is the sound ok? What I am looking for is something that sound pretty good when playing the music channels on satellite. Not too tinny but with some bass and loud enough to blast.

    Does that make sense?

    The chap in the shop had both tv's and he said the Sony has a better picture. I wasn't convinced and how they can say that when the channels they are playing have absolutely dreadful reception , so the picture quality is naff anyway!!??

    There are some good deals out there. Comet are doing the philips for £330!
    I was also impressed with Thompson's 100 hz tv. Is that basically philips components?

    Thanks again
    Rich.
     
  5. MartinImber

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    There is quite a high chance that anyone even asking questions here would have some kit.

    I have been using TV through HiFi since before the Internet!

    Don't assume anything - just because they are new to AVFORUMs doesn't mean they don't know anything.

    Perhaps Rich146 has an all in one, or a HiFi system - the point I am making is in general TV sound doesn't matter too much.

    As to picture - on distributed shop aerial system and using analogue all big screen widescreen TVs look awfull.
     
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    Hi martinimber

    Thanks for your comments.
    All info gratefully received.

    cheers
    Rich.
     
  7. fatbob

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    Hi,

    There probably isn't much seperating the Sony and Philips sets in terms of performance, but I would ask the dealer if he could connect a dvd player (through RGB) as this will provide a better demonstration of what each set is capable of rather than the poor quality RF feed they are currently being fed.

    100hz is a bit of an aquired taste, some people swear by it while others hate it. Again, the only way to get a better idea of whether or not it appeals to you is to try and see it with a dvd player connected (although this isn't as simple as it sounds, you would be surprised at how many dealers can't even set up a dvd player properly, resulting in pictures not much better than a bad RF input).

    At the price point you are looking at, it's likely that the 100hz tv won't have top notch picture processing, so it's probable that the 50hz sets you're looking at will be the better bet.

    One last point, when buying a tv, make you're decision based purely on the picture performance, and don't even consider the sound. It's very easy (and cheap) to upgrade the sound at a later date with a modest seperates system which will clearly better the sound built into the tv, giving you the best of both worlds.

    Cheers.
     
  8. rich146

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    Thanks fatbob, That is a good idea and very useful info.cheers.

    What also strikes me is a lack of online reviews on 28" tv's. can anyone point me in the right direction?

    thanks
    Rich.
     
  9. MartinImber

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    If it is of any help the Sony Wega 50Hz TVs give a very pure picture with no artifacts (when RGB driven).

    I would be loath to go 100Hz unless I had to (I don't notice flicker - but my parents do)

    Also how much more is the DL10 over the CL10?
     

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