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which philips 28"

Discussion in 'TVs' started by rickp, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. rickp

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    Hi,

    i would like some advice from you concerning picking out a good tv.

    It will be one of the following models :

    Philips 28PW9308 (EM5, PixelPlus 1.5)
    Philips 28PW9528 (EM5, PixelPlus 1.0 problemchild? like 9527?)
    Philips 28PW9617 (MG3.2, PixelPlus 1.0 safest choice?)
    Philips 28PW9618 (EM6, Pixelplus 1.5 but much more expensive)

    Maybe someone has some experience with one of the mentioned tv's/

    ps: I am from Holland, so I apologize for the bad English.
     
  2. rct

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    Hello rickp welcome to the forums! :hiya:

    Seeing as you've already decided on a Pixel+ TV (like me - I have a 32PW9617 :D ) I'll write before lots of people tell you to buy something else!

    If you are going to use the in-built Dolby Digital then go for the 9617/8 if you plan to buy separates for sound buy the 9308 instead.

    Remember also that the 9617 and 9618 have 4 SCART sockets so if you need that many it will be more convenient than buying a switch box.

    If you need any more help, feel free to ask.

    p.s. just for you to know your English is excellent; no apology required! :)
     
  3. rickp

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    Thanx,

    when I choose the 9717 or 9718 I also have the wireless speakers. I like the fact that they are wireless, but when I buy a dvd player (cd/dvd/mp3/radio) and I want to turn it on to listen to some music, I have to turn the tv on. And I don't like that. How is that with your system?
    The 9718 has the newest chassis with movieplus, so I think this is the best choice for picture quality, or am I wrong?

    I don't know what is with the 9528, because it has an old chassis (EM5AA) and it has not movieplus. So what is the exact improvement to the 9527?

    The 9308 has also an old chassis (EM5AA) but it has movieplus. In comparison to the 9528 it only has less speakers. So this is indeed the best choice when I want to buy an complete home cinema set. Do you have some tips about making the wires as invisible as possible?

    grtngs
     
  4. rct

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    If you have the space, then using separates is a better option. The built in sound of the 9617 and 9618 is certainly very good but cannot match the quality of a good separates system. I find using the built-in sound just fine but I don't usually listen to music in my living room.

    Movieplus is certainly a huge improvement over Pixel+ V1 for fast moving objects, although my particular TV doesn't suffer to much from the "shimmering" effect anyway.

    I personally would choose between the 9308 and 9618. For an idea of how to hide cables check out http://www.richersounds.com/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=201057 for an example of flat speaker cable.
     
  5. DJR

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    Correction.

    The 28pw9528 model HAS movieplus.

    Further differences with the old ands rusty 29pw9527:

    - 68 cm diagonal screen (in stead of 66 cm)
    - dual PIP, but only for EXT sources
    - new remote control (much firmer and heavier)
    - improved pixelplus and optional movieplus setting
    - new firmware (mine: june 2003)
    - I haven't got a Panasonic tube, for as I can see
    - Dolby Pro Logic
    - on/off light is blue (wow, what a difference THAT make!)
    - faster menu action (but still not fast enough IMHO)
    - stroboscopic (fotofinish) image
    - no black vertical bars as far as I can discover

    And the results ?
    Clearly this model is superior to the PW9527 and Philips has done some major improvements to eliminate the bugs on PPLUS.

    for now, I am finally a happy viewer (I changed from 9527 to 9528)

    DJR
     
  6. Jan20

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    DJR,

    Where did you buy your set from?
    Can't seem to find the 9528 anywhere.
     
  7. DJR

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    Netherlands, MegaPool.
     

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