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Philips Pixel Plus TV'S?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by M0T, Feb 9, 2002.

  1. M0T

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    I saw in a thread a few days ago that someone mentioned that philips were bringing out pixel plust tv's, does anyone know anything about them or a website with info?
     
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    So far the only remotely detailed info is found at their German website in this press release (in German);

    http://medienservice.philips-de.de/...68e3006e0eaf/c125693500519983c1256b4b00364a8d

    and in the product specs for the 32PW9617, 32PW9767 and 36PW9767;
    http://194.8.96.230/cgi-dal/dalcgi2/phprod/01runtime/01main/03creload.htd?cCategory=932&cTopic=0

    The system seems to sample the incoming signal at the regular 16MHz but quadruples the output frequency to 64MHz. The scan rate is increased from 50 to 75 fields/sec, the horizontal resolution is doubled from 1,024 to 2,048 samples per second and the number of scanlines is increased from 625 interlaced to 833 interlaced.

    The active picture area is increased in resolution from 853x576i to 1707x768i pixels. In comparison, DVD has a resolution of 720x576.

    Since the increase to 75 fields/sec is not an even multiple, Pixel Plus is dependent on Natural Motion. I don't know if the sets can be switched to plain 100Hz or the traditional processing modes. Natural Motion and presumably, Pixel Plus may not work flawlessly in all situations (particularly with video games). I'm trying to find that out myself since I wish to upgrade my mutant 32PW9616 to a set which, hopefully, uses Philips' own verdammte CRT's...
     
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    I've just recently taken delivery of a mid life updated 32PW9576 which has a very recent firmware. The set now includes Natural Motion, and I have to admit is is pretty damn good. The Digital processing on this set is much much better than the one it replaced - artefacts on noisy signals are now all but gone - you can switch on and off 100Hz, Natural Motion etc, so I suspect their very latest models should have similar options. However, Natural Motion is now very good - I leave it on all the time, and apart from the very occasional halo effect in certain scenes, it is pretty well faultless. Love it to bits :), and yes, mine does have a Philips tube. (Set was manufactured in Nov 01).

    Simon
     

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