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      10.11.2000 07:24
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      The Philips 24" Widescreen TV (the lovely grey one), with the three legged stand, is in my opinion... a very good tv. Although it is only 24 ", dont let that fool you. The room that i have it in is not too big, so the size of the tv here is just about perfect. The features on it are very good. There is a selection of screen modes so you can change from standard 4:3 through 14:9, 16:9, Zoom and Widescreen modes. The picture quality is good. The sound from the tv is good. Overall, it has the reliabilty and quality you would expect from a manufacturer like Philips and it is a very well designed Widescreen tv. One thing though i would say about it... ITS GREY!!!! Then again, everything these days seems to be either grey or silver, so can't really complain about that. If you are looking for a smaller Widescreen tv, maybe for the other room, then give this one a try. And did i mention that it's GREY???

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      01.10.2000 08:10
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      I have the Philips 24” Widescreen model 6322 and think it is a very good television. Although it is only a 24" screen it actually compares rather well with some 28" models. The picture quality is faultless (it uses the blackline S tube) and is very clear and sharp with plenty of adjustments to suit individual tastes. The widescreen options are very comprehensive and allow a choice between quite a few screen ratios (4:3, zoom 14:9, zoom 16:9, subtitle zoom, super zoom and wide screen). Changing screen modes is very easy and there is a dedicated set of buttons on the remote. It also has no problem playing NTSC DVD’s or videos. It is only a Nicam stereo model, but the sound is excellent with adjustments for bass, treble, balance and headphones as well as offering an option for incremental surround (where the TV tries to give a pseudo surround sound impression – this is actually not to bad), there are also a few sound pre-sets (theatre, speech etc) that can be used. All sound and picture adjustments are made via an on-screen menu display. It is possible to set options for all channels together or each channel individually. This TV has a built in on/off timer and sleep timer and has 2 SCART sockets on the back and also comes with fastext. The remote is a long thin affair that will also operate a Philips video. The buttons are quite small and made of grey rubber. Some of the lesser-used buttons are hidden under a flimsy flap at the top of the remote (but whoever decided that the update button wouldn’t be used much needs a good talking too!). The only gripe I have with this television is that the screen bends in at the sides slightly when watching in 4:3 or 14:9 modes. The engineer said they all do this (and having looked at some widescreen sets in Curry’s I can’t argue with him) to some extent, he had a go at getting the best settings possible but it depends on whatR
      17;s on screen at the time (it can only be adjusted from the service menu which is only accessible using a special remote control and not the one supplied with the TV). It is not noticeable in the widescreen modes. One nice feature I found was the option to take out a six-year extended warrenty on the tube for only £20 (which considering the price of tubes is a very ggod price), but whether this is still the case I don't know.

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