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That plasma that lights up the room

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Stampax, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. Stampax

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    A while ago there was a plasma that heavily advertised - with the key feature being that it lights up the wall it is on so is more comfortable to view in the dark. I think it might have been Philips? Was this any good - never seem to see it mentioned on here - not worth considering?
     
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    I believe it was a Philips, but i thought it was an LCD with something
    called Ambi-light?

    Im sure you will get a full and correct answer within the next 10 mins.
     
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    It is indeed the Philips 9986 32" and 37" LCD tvs. I believe Phillips new plasma range will also have ambilight.
     
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    I've seen a Philips with ambilight on a wall display at JL, although because of the bright showroom lighting, you get no idea of the effect it might have in a darkened room. I must say the picture was nothing special and the set itself looked bulky to me.. A few folk on the "get you plasma out for the lads" have installed their own backlighting.
     
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    Yup....FOCUS DIY do a range of LED backlights (to uplight planters and decking etc) in strips.....One transformer, controller and 2 strips for £29.99 and a addon pack of 2 strips for £19.99....it werks great stuck behind your plasma.

    TT
     
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    It's also found in the Philips 42PF9966 Plasma model..... :)
    Looks really nice...and it actually changes color depending on what you are watching. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Stampax

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    So is the plasma model any good - ie in terms of PQ etc? Anyone got?
     
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    I've got the 42pf9966 and yes i like it a lot as a one-box solution. Most folk on this forum want separates and therefore go for a panny + scaler,etc and their pq will be better, but as with all separates yoy need expert help in finding the right combination. I already had a LOT of hi-fi gear and do not have the space i my flat for more. The deciding factor for the phillips was motion judder - All the others had it to one degree or another, except the phillips. A word of caution, some of the others have bought scalers for the phillips to not much effect, search the forum and you should find these posts.
    Use the forum as a guide then use your own eyes to chose the one for you, NEVER EVER order solely on anyone's reccomendation.
    shugg :smashin:
     
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    I dont think they have been released yet.
     
  10. stroppygoblin

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    42pf9966 has def been released and is readily available (even Curry's have them!)

    This made it into my top 3 choices (the others being the Pioneer 435 and the Panasonic PV500 (which I eventually bought) The philps was my wifes No 1 choice as she preferred the design (and the funky lighting) The only thing I didn't like was the resolution 1024 x 1024I (ie interlaced) I wasn't keen on a HD screen that needed interlacing to bring it up to the required HD resolution

    just my 2c
     

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