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      22.10.2008 11:12
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      Overall a great television maker, haven't heard any bad news about them

      I purchased a 26" Philips TV for the bedroom about a year ago now from John Lewis.

      Coming with the 5 year warranty, this was well worth spending the extra £50 to the cheapest price I cuold find elsewhere.

      Knowing that I can watch a HD DVD in bed on my 26" television (which is more than sufficient for the bedroom), and if anything breaks it'll be under warranty for the next 4 years, is a good bit of peace of mind. Most retailers charge £5 a month anyway for extended warranties, so within 10 months the extra £50 has paid for itself, over 5 years this would have actually saved me £200!

      I lvoe the TVs design and simplicity, keeping the buttons to the side and keeping the front plain. The colour is rich and has plenty of tweaks for viewing purposes (easily switchable between media/personal/movie modes).

      If you want to spend a little bit extra, Philips is the next in Line. Places such as Asda and Tesco retail these now, but shop around online for a bargain. I also recommend Currys as I have found their customer servcie was great on the Samsung TV we purchased.

      The remote is simple and easy to use and the TV is fairly light and doesn't get too hot.

      I've had no issues whatsoever with this TV yet, so reliability points have to be 5/5!

      It also looks pure gold and looks so much bigger than a 26 in a bedroom!

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      26.05.2008 23:41

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      Relaiable and good pic quality

      I have a 15" widescreen LCD Philips TV, it was about £270 a couple of summers ago. I have had absolutely no problems with it. It has good picture quality, good sound and is rather stylish. he speakers are on each side of the screen and there are a couple of small lights at the bottom left speaker. The buttons are hidden along the top of the TV and are easy to distinguish and press. The connections are all hidden on the back under the TV tube, they are rather awkward to get to but easy enough to set up. It could do with another scart connection though.

      The picture is a bit fuzzy every now and then, but I think that's the terrible signal we get. Also, I do have a dead pixel and a small scratch on the screen that was picked up during transport. It also shows lines across the screen every now and then, for no apparant reason but other than that it's very reliable.

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      09.05.2003 08:13
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      I`m dissapointed-it`s no words,I can`t narrate.DO NOT BUY PHILIPS!!!!!!!! When I`ve worked in phil... warranty center,I saw,that they can`t produce even the same model without changes.The servise manuals,leading the product,was to old,cause three TV sets of the same modell I had to repair,was with different power suply layoyut. Last year I loose my patience and leave this job.In message of thanks I got nice(I`meant so) TV_Videorecorder 21PV520/58.And what do You mean?The shadow of Philips follows me.In one year I must have 2 times 2 repair VCR mechanic,& at least TV lost the picture.When I checked, all system works normally,but picture I`ve got only then,when I pressed the high voltage copula on the A51EAL155X49 tube.It appears,they contrive to built- in the unchecked tubes!!! Now I consider,what would be better -to pay 150EU for the tube,or to buy 100 T-shirts with slogan DO NOT BUY PHILIPS!!!!!!!! and send to my friends all across Europe??????

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        26.03.2002 04:42
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        If you are thinking of purchasing a new 21" television, then this review of the Philips 21PT5505 may come in useful. The Philips 21PT5505 is available in silver and features a 21" Pure Flat screen with stereo speakers to the side. The first thing you notice about the Philips 21PT5505 is it's ultra modern design, although it looks completely square and flat when viewed from the front, it's sleek curved sides make this television look as good from the side as it does from the front which is very rare with television sets. Another good thing about the Philips 21PT5505 is the location of the Volume and Channel controls which are nicely located on a single "circular" shaped button on top of the TV which is easy to use. The advantages of having the Volume and Channel controls at top of the TV rather than at the bottom is that it does away with those horrendous "flipable" button covers that are usually found on other TV's (you know, the ones the kids break off!) , it also adds a bit more style to the TV. OK, it's time for a few specifications: Dimensions ----------- Width: 600 mm Height: 460 mm Depth: 495 mm Diagonal Screen Size: 518 mm Vertical Screen Size: 313 mm Horizontal Screen Size: 413 mm Picture Tube ------------- Tube Type: Real Flat Black Line / 4:3 Connections - Rear ------------------- # Scart/Euro connector "1" (audio & video input/output and RGB input) # Scart/Euro connector "2" (audio & video input/output and S-VHS input) # TV Aerial Connections - Side ------------------- # Phono Jack (audio left) # Phono Jack (audio right) # Phono Jack (video input) # Headphone Jack (mini stereo) Sound ------ Sound Type: NICAM Stereo Speaker Output: 10 watt RMS. <
        br> <br>Sound Effects: Incredible Surround / Cinema / Music / Speech / Personal. Menu Options - On Screen ------------------------- # Installation (manual tuning, language selection) # Brightness # Colour # Contrast # Contrast + (automatically adjusts image contrast according to content - the darkest part of the image is always black) # Sharpness (alters the crispness of the image) # Tint (Normal, Warm, Cool) # Noise Reduction (alleviates fuzziness - useful for bad reception) # Delta Volume (compensates for volume differences between programmes) # Balance # Treble # Bass # AVL (automatic volume leveller - avoids sudden increase in volume when changing programme or during advertisements) # Personal (create your own sound and picture settings) # TV Lock (lock the use of the TV or certain channels) # Timer (allows you to use your TV as an alarm clock) Other Features --------------- # Remote Control (TV and Video controls) # Plug & Play (Having connected the TV, it automatically searches for all channels and installs them. # Fastext with 10 page memory # 60 Hz support for games consoles (e.g. Dreamcast, Game Cube) Conclusion ----------- The Philips 21PT5505 is a well designed high specification television which offers very good picture quality and colour, it's 21" screen also makes it an ideal choice for the bedroom or small lounge. The only weakness I found with the Philips 21PT5505 is it's sound - it could have done with just a little bit more bass. Overall an excellent television that's worthy of it's £299.95 retail price. Thanks for reading.

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          03.03.2002 23:26
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          Well, I checked ALL of the magazines and consumer reports, even the net, before selecting a 32 inch widescreen Philips flat tv. It seemed super until I noticed the 2 inch band of total out of focus at either side (very noticable when any graphics are on screen, as with Sky, or channel logos - also on teletext). This resulted in a "double vision" effect which was unbearable. The tv repairman arrived (I had the set all of one day!!!), and said that this was a general fault with some Philips sets which <quote> "some people are not bothered about, as they just think its normal". When pressed he said that he had picked up 4 of the same model in the past week. I visited 2 branches of the shop, and sure enough the display model showed the same fault - unbelievable that thye could sell any. The store was excellent. They uplifted my less than perfect Phillips, and I bought a superb Toshiba, which has proved a perfect choice. Philips - sorry, you had your chance, but if your quality "control" can pass lots of sets with fuzzy picture instead of fuzzy logic, well, you can keep em....

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            30.11.2001 13:50
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            Little bit exspensive than the other brand .. like korean or chinese product Great picture & sound , sound & picture mode feature ... surround mode teletext function but non flat screen ... good in design bad channel navigation ... Little bit exspensive than the other brand .. like korean or chinese product Great picture & sound , sound & picture mode feature ... surround mode teletext function but non flat screen ... good in design bad channel navigation ... Little bit exspensive than the other brand .. like korean or chinese product Great picture & sound , sound & picture mode feature ... surround mode teletext function but non flat screen ... good in design bad channel navigation ...

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              11.06.2001 00:42
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              I bought my Philips TV/Video Combi about a year ago and haven’t been disappointed with it. I got it from my local “Costco” and therefore managed to pay less than £170 for it, which I thought was quite good value, however when bought from more conventional stores such as Comet or Currys, I don’t think its to much more. Its first and probably best quality is that it’s a great space saver, although this can be said of all Combi units, the Philips unit is particularly compact. It has a good quality picture, which can be modified in many ways using the OSD (on screen display) via the remote control, which incidentally is very stylish! As far as I can tell it’s a direct mix of Philips basic 14” monitor and their basic Video Recorder, which Is fair enough. It has teletext and a SCART input. It also has two AV inputs on the front of the unit, useful if you have an older camcorder or video recorder which you wish to attach to it for whatever reason… It has a single mono speaker mounted on the side which although it gives out enough sound could be a bit louder and better placed. The unit also has a headphone socket on the front as well. Its video recorder is of very good quality, although it only has 2 heads it only requires this many as the TV its outputting to is Mono. It supports the TV plus system and also has PDA built in, allowing the video recorder to actually adjust preset timer recordings if the program being recorded sends out the correct signal for it to do so. Incidentally its timer function is very good and easy to follow and allows daily or weekly timings to be inputted. The recorder also has a built in head cleaner, meaning so more messy cleaning cassettes! After the good comes the ugly! In this case there is only one real drawback, the fact that it has only 1 tuner. This basically means that you have to watch whatever your recording, fine in principle but a bit annoying in practice. If
              I remember rightly a Two tuner version can be bought but its quite a bit more money. So, overall a very good unit which I would recommend to anyone looking for a small, cheap, yet high quality Combi unit for the bedroom or the kids room or even to go travelling with.

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                19.01.2001 17:38

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                I recently bought a philips 100Hz widescreen TV. Out of all the TV's in the shop I was the most impressed with the philips performance, even on the low end of the range it was truly excellant. The build quality of the TV is superb and the sound, when I got it back home, is excellant and very crisp for a TV. The picture is completely flicker free and is very impressive in comparison to most the other 100Hz screens I have seen which friends have not mentioning any other brands or anything. The TV has some superb features such as PIP (picture in picture) and dynamic sound variations so you can set it to act like at the movies. Again as for the build quality its excellant with gold plated conectors as standard and all the ouputs and inputs you would want such as RGB for use with the PC, which I also have linked up to play my DVD's. All in all I have been very impressed with the product I have bought and I would recomend it to anyone even though its one of the more expensive on the market starting the range at around £800. Buy philips if you are looking for quality build and a truly flicker free 100Hz screen, superb.

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                19.11.2000 21:56

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                I originally bought our Philips portable TV for the remote control. At the time I was a design student and the shape and feel of the product was all important. I am very pleased to say that I have not been disapointed with the TV itself either. It has provided 9 years of very reliable service, with good picture quality and sound. For a small TV it packs a punch although Stereo sound does not come through well on its one speaker. It was slightly more expensive than all the other makes in the same range and it does not have Teletext but has inspired me to buy Philips since. In nine years we have bought Philips phones, radio alarm clock,and mobile phones to name a few and have NEVER been dissapointed once with the build quality, styling and relability. I will certainly look out for Philips when I purchase my next TV.....just a bigger one with two speakers in the next few months.

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                15.10.2000 18:57
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                The Philips 14" Tv Combi with Video is a very useful entertainment system. I purchased mine about 18 months ago after toying with the idea of a separate TV and video or TV and video combi and choose the latter only as a matter of space saving principle. After trawling around the local Currys/Dixons, I opted for the Philips though there were cheaper alternatives. I thought it offered good features combined with a good reputation for quality products. Set up was easy with a very user friendly manual and easy to use remote control, the picture quality is very good (an indoor aerial is supplied though we choose to run an extension lead from the main aerial). The usual VCR and TV features are on the remote control including the handy videoplus. A scart socket is fitted to the back of the TV for such accessories as a camcorder or to connect another VCR. The only real disappointment is that this particular TV/Combi has only one tuner which means you cannot watch another channel whilst recording, however if like us you had bought the TV combi as an extra for another room, then this shouldn't be a problem. All in all a quality product that is reasonably priced, well recommended.

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                  28.09.2000 04:15

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                  I got a 24" phillips Tv for a christmas present 2 years ago. I dont know all the bits and bobs. All I know is that it works and i am glad I got it. I haven't had any problems with it breaking down or not working. It was a cheap price and does everything I want it to do. It has teletext, lots of channels, (so sky works in my room, good stuff!) scart lead and basically I cannot think of anything it hasn't got. Well I would recommend it to anyone looking to buy a TV.

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                  01.07.2000 23:13

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                  These tv are great quality they have good excellant quality pictures which have clear quality in which they are better than the pictures on digital tv. The sound is quality is great and there is so much volume esspecially on the 28 inch widescreen model. we have had no problem and are still enjoying it. The teletext is very fast and it is very clear they have 5 speekers and the sorround sound ivery very goog exp the latest films which it bring out sound from every direction. Top TV.

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