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Sanyo bad...philips good?

pwnstar
11-22-2005, 01:28 AM
So I still have my crappy Sanyo 27inch SDtv.... with picture not only offcenter, but crooked as well. So I exchange it for same TV since WM doesn't carry the RCA HD anymore... EXACT same problem. Now I'm looking into a Philips 27in, does philips make a good quality TV? I can't afford a HD set atm, and I have time to wait, so now I just want to enjoy a good picture at an affordable price. Thanks so much for help guys.

pwnstar
11-24-2005, 06:29 PM
bump

LordGamer
11-25-2005, 01:28 PM
Philips makes decent products overall. I own an aging surround system from them, which gets the job done, but I will replace it as soon as there is a clear winner in the battle between BR and HD-DVD. I also own an older 240 watt stereo that was simply incredible when I bought it and still manages to hold its own.

If you are just looking for something to hold you over for a while, I would say go ahead and get a Philips. However, I am a strong believer and making sure you get a quality product / what you really want; regardless, if you have to wait or save a bit more.

When I worked in retail, people kept buying crappy DVD players and I would tell them, why try to save a few bucks now, when you won't be pleased in the future and / or end up coming back because the budget product was defective. But again, if this is just a stepping stone, then a Philips should work for you.

donpacific2k
12-08-2005, 08:37 PM
So I still have my crappy Sanyo 27inch SDtv.... with picture not only offcenter, but crooked as well. So I exchange it for same TV since WM doesn't carry the RCA HD anymore... EXACT same problem. Now I'm looking into a Philips 27in, does philips make a good quality TV? I can't afford a HD set atm, and I have time to wait, so now I just want to enjoy a good picture at an affordable price. Thanks so much for help guys.

Phillips is supposed to be a decent company. I had a Phillips 30in WS HDTV w/integrated tuner (30pw9110d). It had ghosting and color bleeding problems with reds and blues- just enough to be annoying. Every demo unit in the stores seemed to have the same problem (both this version and the monitor only). Channels also took forever to change. Only one of the 2 component inputs was HD. Didn't have a separate input for coax. Don't get me wrong, it's decent but not the TV for me.

Ended up returning it for a Sanyo 27" HT27744. Couldn't be much happier. Besides, most shows are in 4x3 anyway so it's a great transition TV. I figure I'll spend the money on a nice lcd or plasma down the road when there's more HD content. All those problems I mentioned earlier non existant with this TV. My only complaint is there is a very very slight geometry problem when you are watching 16x9 content in HD. The top of the picture bends up about 3 pixels on the edges. Not enough to be noticeable unless you pull out the straightedge. So geometry might be a issue with sanyo in general, I dunno. But it definitely beats the issues I had with the Phillips. I'm hoping I can find a way to get to a service menu for it

RSawdey
12-09-2005, 12:08 PM
At this point nearly at the end of the transition, IMHO widescreen is the only way to go. Virtually all broadcast stations now simulcast in digital, and the amount of content that's HD is growing by the day...

With digital cable or sat, we've now got several HD network stations, HDNet, InHD, ESPN-HD, Discovery HD theater, TNT-HD... and MTV and National Geographic HD channels among others coming very soon.