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Philips 28PW6451 - 28" CRT TV - widescreen - silver frost

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      17.03.2010 17:37
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      CRT may have had its day but theres life in the old dog yet!

      Brought this TV in Dec 2006 on the basis of a very good review by Which (which have informed a number of my purchases of the yrs). Despite plans to upgrade to a flat panel there always sees to be another call on my 'disposable' so here it still stays (for now at least). The TV itself (which came with a matching stand) has a case made of light silver colored plastic with a flat screen and a viewable screen size of approximately 26" (part of the screen size is always hidden with CRT's). I think it still looks pretty good though it is of course pretty bulky and at 37kg can just about be manhandled by a strong single person into position on its stand (my health and safety officer incarnation from a previous job would probably recommend 2 people!) The TV has 2 Scart inputs one of which is the higher quality RGB to which my cable TV box is attached the other Scart been attached to my DVD player. It also has an S Video input which might be handy for attaching an older camcorder. I also experimented with connecting the TV to my PC via S Video (I have a lot of video stored on hard disk) but the results where disappointing (too soft looking) not the fault of the TV per se just the input method used. Both on and off air pictures via Scart are pretty good with nice contrast and a good feeling of depth. The TV has scart switching and will automatically adjust its picture to the TV screen format been broadcast (widescreen, 4:3 and so on). You can also set these yourself via the remote which also includes an option to remove the black bars found on DVDs filmed in anything other than 16:9 (1:85:1) however in practice the results are disappointing and your better of viewing the film as intended. Sound wise its better than you might expect in either normal stereo or 'Incredible Surround' which basically spreads the sound image wider such the sound appears to not be coming directly from the TV's speakers (this is typically the sound mode I chose to use). You can also connect the TV via analogue interconnects to an external amplifier (stereo output only). In summary then while CRT has clearly had its day this is still a good TV and if your needs or your budget don't extend to a flat screen then this telly might still suit and can probably be picked up pretty cheaply from Ebay and the like (just make sure you live close enough to the seller to be able to pick up and view in person).

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      28.02.2009 08:07

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      Oldie-but-goodie

      I've owned my Philips 28PW6451 for around 8 years and it's performing as good now as the day it was new. Sound and picture quality are both very good, it hooks-up okay to multimedia though I've only got mine plugged-into an X-box 360 and Sony home theatre but the results considering it's low-level on the geek-score are quite impressive. For a budget CRT TV, and if you can find one of these in good condition, it really does offer incredible value provided your not too tech-savvy you won't be dissapointed! However, like a true victim of fashion, I've capitulated under peer pressue to upgrade to the new HD world of LCD 1080p 30000:1 contrast resolution - whatever that is I've no idea but its a glossy-black Samsung and at 40 inches is bigger than my neighbours and it arrives next Saturday.. until then, I've the next 7 days to spend some final quality time with my bulky-old yet reliable CRT friend - end of an era! In my next review I'll be road-testing the Samsung, will it have been worth the expense, we'll have to wait and see, watch this space!

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      07.10.2008 18:24
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      It is good TV but takes quite a lot of room.

      As long as we have this television it is alright. It is not possible unfortunately to mount in on the wall   Will have to replace it probably when moving to new house as we do not consider having such a monster on a table in living room. It does everything what should. We watch DVD movies, movies from PC by directly connected cable into it and quality is fine. Sound of watching movies and programs is alright; nevertheless we bought Home Theater Cinema system to improve DVD watching experience with 5.1 channels. TV itself Philips 28PW6451 is a 28" flat screen widescreen monitor. It does support image aspect ratio of 16:9, 14:9 and 4:3. Philips has also some extra features like "super wide" and "subtitle zoom" mode which helps when watching movie with subtitles and do not want them to cover movie. Image seems to be slightly lifted up. The dimension of this TV is 76.4 cm x 48.7 cm x 50.3 cm. I have it in silver frost color which is fine. Whole TV if not thinking about its size and alright and even quite stylish. Has nice rounded corners and top. 2 Built in speakers are nicely hidden behind front panel and have output power of 10 Watts each. The sound output mode is stereo which is nothing special. If need to boost your speakers you can turn them to Incredible Surround mode. It improves quality but it is not as good as expected. Philips 28PW6451 has following features: Crystal Clear, anti-reflection coating, Smart Picture Control, Smart Sound Control. All of them are there to increase quality of images displayed and sound. It has a sleep timer. Remote control is simple and unbreakable. Number of times spilled liquids on it, dropped on a floor and so on. I t is still working and is fine. 2 AA batteries last for about 3 months. Connections It has at the rear one RF port and two 21-pin SCARTS. At the front one headphones jack, audio in left and right and s-video Conclusion It is pretty good, old and big TV with number of helpful options and modes. Everything it has works brilliantly. It is not as bright as LCD or Plasma screens but images displayed looks good. It is very easy in use and installation. I like its simplicity and fact that we have it. Takes quite a lot of room but as long as you have space and do not have to move it from place to place is alright. Dislike that do not have option to connect blue ray player or more sophisticated stuff. This philips TV is alright but I can not recomend it unless someone wouldn't mind to lift it or has no plans to connect newest gadgets into it. Please rate and leave a comment possible Hope my review helped you. Thank you

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      This Widescreen TV comes with a Real Flat picture tube that delivers high-contrast, non-distorted and life-like picture with Incredible Surround sound effect well dispersed via two on-board speakers.