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Why do Philips Pixel+ sets have Panasonic tubes?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by blindlemon, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. blindlemon

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    I like Philips tubes, possibly better than Panasonic. I think the colours are generally more natural, and the dot-pitch and internal tube flatness (excluding the new QuintrixSR) are measurably better. So when I was in my local Philips & Panasonic specialist retailer today I asked him why all the latest Philips p+ sets on display had (inferior) Panasonic tubes.

    His answer was interesting: "because they had so many problems with the Philips tubes that they are now fitting Panasonic for reliability". :eek:

    I pointed out that Loewe TVs have the exact same Philips tubes as the earlier p+ sets (eg. my broken 9527) - and that Loewe have an excellent reputation for reliability (implying that, as I suspect, Philips QC and anciliary electronics are inferior). He had no sensible response to this but just tried to change the subject.

    Someone suggested somewhere that Philips make more money selling their tubes to the likes of Loewe and B&O than by fitting them in their own sets - does anybody have proof of this?

    And with the increasing popularity of Loewe and the excellent reviews of the newest Philips(Panasonic) p+ sets, what chance that we'll ever see a new p+ set with a Philips tube - especially the rumoured new 36" model?
     
  2. hornydragon

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    Have you seen the price of LOEWE and B&O sets???
    I can tell you B&O tubes are made by Phillips but to B&O specs no phillips TV has the Same tube as current B&O sets!!!!!! As the tubes cost too much to make for the phillips (MASS Market)!
     
  3. Cynthia 7

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    Blind Lemon,

    I am now fixated on Philip's tubes for Pixel Plus sets since your reply to one of my posts!

    I would love to know where the rumour of a new 36" Pixel + model originated. Has a date been mentioned for this model? I presume it doesn't refer to the current 36" PW9618.

    You probably won't see this message now as it's not on the current page. If you do know anything please let me know. I could put up with a miserable two or three months if I knew this "perfect"??? model was in the offing!
     
  4. blindlemon

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    The claim was made by They in this thread

    He said that the new Philips 36" tubes should start going into sets in September though.... :(
     
  5. Cynthia 7

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    Thank you once again blind lemon. I shall search for that post.

    If they were being used in September they should perhaps be appearing now, fingers crossed. I am so sick of 14" screens at a distance of 15 feet!

    I am hoping for a perfect Philips Christmas (said in whispers in view of their reputation here!).

    Regards
     

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