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sharp vs philips

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nvi

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Hi.. Trying to make up my mind between a Sharp LC32GA4E (or 3E) and a Philips 32PF9976.. I know Sharps are pretty scarce (but looks are so nice!! so considering the 5E now), but going by features only -- I heard, the Philips 9976 has inferior connectivity to Sharps.. I am a novice to all this, but read a bunch on how you cant connect as many things to a the 9976 at the same time as to the Sharps.. Is that true? Can someone explain what differentiates Sharps from Philips.. Thanks!!
 

McE

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nvi said:
Hi.. Trying to make up my mind between a Sharp LC32GA4E (or 3E) and a Philips 32PF9976.. I know Sharps are pretty scarce (but looks are so nice!! so considering the 5E now), but going by features only -- I heard, the Philips 9976 has inferior connectivity to Sharps.. I am a novice to all this, but read a bunch on how you cant connect as many things to a the 9976 at the same time as to the Sharps.. Is that true? Can someone explain what differentiates Sharps from Philips.. Thanks!!

the philips has no component input (adapter for component to DVI is included)
as far as I know the philips only accepts progressive material over DVI. so if you want to hook up a console without progressive via component you will have a problem... black screen...

maybe you can afford a 37GA4E because I think they are not that hard to get like the 32GA4E. I have one and it's a dream... (had a 32GA4E and returned it because the price was not good and it had hotpixels, then I had two 32GD1E and again hotpixels and the price was so high... now I have a 37GA4E and I'm more than happy!)
 
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nvi

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Thanks, that's really helpful!
It seems like the price increase going from 32 to 37 inch is quite dramatic, though.. I think when the LC32GA4s and 3s were around, they were going for something in the 1300-1600 range, whereas I havent seen the 37' for any less than 2650.. is that 1000+ a fair premium to pay -- you mentioned you had experience with both?

Thanks again!
 
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duncs

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If you can find anywhere that sells a 32GA3 or 32GA4 you will be a very lucky man. I would avoid the GA5 as it doens't have an HDMI connection so Hi-Def TV via Sky will not be available to you.
 

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