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the 9986 appreciation thread

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by chris210972, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. chris210972

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    big up to the best lcd tv available.
    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

    and lets not forget the 9976 & 9956
     
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    Yup Chris old buddy! It's the one.

    Who's the Daddy? Who's the Daddy?

    By the way, the 9956 is a wee bit of an oddball. HDMI only (OK for Sky) but no Component and I don't think you can use it with a PC. Better looking than the 9976 tho.

    This thread is a good idea for anybody with any questions about the 9986. There is a thread that was started around Christmas for the Tevion/Aldi set that is about 500 pages long now! It would also allow us to build a single thread loaded with all the gen on this masterpiece of technology.

    So, folks, any questions on this TV? Bung em in here!

    Settings, measurements, connections, problems.....you get the drift.

    Jimmy
     
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    Ok 1st question then!

    As i get my set delivered tommorow morning :)

    The audio in side of things when connecting via DVI is it just a straight pair of phonos or can you use digital optical if prefered?


    ps. a quick thanks as well to jim and all on the forum for the numerous helpful posts about the 9986!
     
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    hopefully anyone who is thinking of buying an lcd for the first time (or wants a replacement for their current tv) can see just what this tv has to offer and how it dwarfs other lcd's in terms of picture quality at the moment.

    :smashin: pixel plus 2
    :smashin: ambilight
    :smashin: cool design
    :smashin: table top stand and wall bracket supplied
    :smashin: coolest remote control ever!
     
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    Hi, Gray-CF,

    Welcome! T-Shirt on the way..

    NO digital or optical inputs on the telly. No point, it's stereo only. So, yes, phono leads do the job.

    Connect your DVI DVD to a Home Cinema amp via Optical/Digital to get the full Cinematic Experience..

    Jimmy
     
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    My set arrives on Friday, so getting a tat excited as you can imagine! I will want a new dvd player but for the time being im hoping mine will do the job, just checked the ports on the back and although im using a scart to my currant philips crt it also has s-video and 3/4 phono looking outputs with weird lettering around them like p/b or something? couldnt quite get around to it? what am i best sticking to for the min? and what about new dvd players? are hi def ones available as yet?
     
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    If you don't have component outs on your current DVD player, you'll find Scart (as long as it is a good quality Scart) pretty darn good anyway. No hi-def players available yet (the industry too busy bickering over standards) but there are several recommended "upscaling" players such as Denon, Panasonic, Samsung and Philips.
    Search in forum for details.
     
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    Thanks, checked out the denon but need the 2910 i think for the conectivity and cant quite afford that one as yet so may look at a few of those others.
     
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    i bought the panasonic s97 hdmi dvd player and to be honest it was very poor picture quality (connected to a toshiba32wl48p hdmi lcd).
    i now have a pioneer 575 dvd player and connect it using component and the supplied vga/dvi adapter.
    the picture quality on the 9986 is awsome.
    my advice is stick with a pro scan dvd player at the moment, don't splash out on expensive hdmi dvd players, the picture quality difference isn't worth the extra price.
     
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    Mark,

    Google for the Samsung DVD-HD945. Seemingly good reviews so far.

    Jimmy
     
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    samsung do a dvi dvd player (hd75) for about 100.00.
    not sure what its like (check the dvd forum) but i think its quite hard to get hold of.
    if u insist on buying a dvi player then the denon 1910 is proberly the best to go for at a reasonable 200.00.
    the pioneer 575 isn't dvi but run it on the 9986 and its perfect for the 100.00 asking price.
     
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    The Samsung is supposed to have a problem, "crushing the blacks". Not quite sure what it is. Something about it not handling dark areas too well. I bought a Denon AVR-770+DVD-770 some time ago, which I will be hooking up when my 9986 arrives. Then I just orderes a Yamakawa 375 today, just for fun and to play DIVX. It is supposed to be rather good and it's very cheap and comes with DVI output.
     
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    Just taking a closer look at my dvd plaer and the symbols on the back are y/Pb/Pr and there is another one but couldnt quite see, is that componant or am i being foolish!
     
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    are the sockets on the dvd player red, green and blue?
     
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    Well my 9986 is going back because it's got lip sync problems and if you come within
    5 feet it's all blotchy, and I have tried all the different settings available on the forum, with no luck, so it's back to the crt for me for now.
     
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    just for u doubters!

    EISA Awards 2004/2005 - Video Panel
    EUROPEAN LCD TELEVISION OF THE YEAR
    Philips 37PF9986

    Watching television is a new experience with this 95 cm (37 inch) LCD from Philips. Picture quality has been improved with the second generation of digital image processing, Pixel Plus 2. This technology optimizes a wide range of picture parameters, increasing the resolution and sharpness, with digital natural motion offering smooth movements, and the dynamic contrast enhancing the picture contrast by more than 30 per cent. The advanced lighting system, Ambilight, which is integrated in the back of the TV, creates a more relaxed and emotional viewing environment, making it the perfect match for any living room.
     
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    i think u'll find that all 32" lcd tv's look blotchy from 5 feet!
     
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    I am gonna be viewing mine (from my bed) around 7-8 feet away. I hope it wont be to "blotchy" :)
     
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    i'm about 8 feet away from my 329986 and picture quality is superb.
    5 feet is very close and does start to look "blotchy" as u get closer.
     
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    Sorry about the delay chris, had to nip of and play a bit of counter strike, wont be seeing much of it after Friday! Yeah they are chap?
     
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    they're component alright.

    if u have component leads just to confuse everything, the adapter that comes with the tv has red, white and yellow plugs.

    plug
    red to red
    blue to yellow
    green to yellow

    don't ask me why :confused:
     
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    Right? I wont ask, not sure if my player has progressive, i guess i might find it within the setup menu so I'll take a ganders shortly, thanks for the swift response, just that I'd like to enjoy it in its best possible way until a new player is on the horizon, am i right in thinking that sky digital can only connect via the scart as well, still running mine with the box set, will changing this be of any benefit? and lastly, i promise! Ive got an xbox, using the boxed connection from that to ,will i be able to improve on that anymore?

    sorry for all the questions, but wouldnt mind being as organised as poss for friday.
     
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    i run sky via rgb scart and its excellent.
    x-box rgb scart and gamecube s-video.

    if your x-box is chipped u cn buy a x-box high definition pack and connect it to the dvi socket via the adaper and scale up the picture.

    to be honset the pixel plus 2 is so good that sky, x-box, ps2 and gamecube all produce excellent picures via rgb scart.
     
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    So RGB scart is just normal scart is it? sorry for the probably dumb question but better to know now! or is that another name for componant? Thanks for your help so far mind, gives me a head start when it gets here, I can feel a cold coming on to, may have to stay home friday! I'll log back on tomorrow anyway.

    Many thanks again.
     
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    just make sure your scart leads are rgb (not cheap composite ones), i'm sure they are.
    the official microsoft advanced scart lead is rgb and very good.
    just make sure u have a decent scart lead from your digi box to the tv (i bought a thor scart lead from maplins for 20.00 and is excellent).
    no need to spend loads though.
    ext 1 and ext 2 on the lcd are rgb scart inputs so make sure u plug into these two.
    the third scart input on the tv isn't rgb.
    also make sure the settings on your digi box have picture/output get to rgb.
    good luck
     
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    Wee correction here Chris. You made a typo,

    Red/Red
    Blue/Yellow
    Green/White

    Jimmy
     
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    Which magazine did you pinch this out of then ;)
     
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    its from the eisa awards web site.
     
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    :oops: sorry
     
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    just thought i'd mention the white lines on dvd through dvi question that is often asked.

    if you get white lines at the top of the screen whilst watching dvd movies this can be sorted by pusing the "up" button on the remote control.
    this shifts the screen up slightly removing these lines.
     

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