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Philips 47PFL7603D

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      18.02.2010 15:15
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      Get this and other TVs will suddenly seem much smaller...

      I acquired this TV two years ago when I won it during a phrase of entering lots of competitions whilst unemployed. It was a great win as it is lovely to have TV as good as this one, but we would never have gone out and bought one this big. The value was listed as £1200, but it might be available cheaper.

      It is an attractive TV with thin black frame with a clear border. The design is sleek and modern and doesn't in any way detract from the programmes. It comes with the stand attached and needs to be placed on a large secure table or stand, as the sides overlap the stand by a long way. It can also be wall mounted (only by qualified installers, according to the manual).

      Set up was quick and easy. The TV is not heavy, but being so large needs two people to get it out of the box and position it. It comes with a thick manual, but fortunately you don't have to read it all as it repeats all the instructions in eight different languages. The manual is well laid out with clear instructions and diagrams. When you first turn the TV on it leads you through an on screen installation process. This lets you set up the TV for your own preferences by asking which picture and sound examples you prefer. Installing channels is automatic when turning on the TV, and you can move or rename channels if you want.

      Picture quality is excellent. Colours are clear and vibrant. To get the best out of it you need a large room and to be sitting about 15 feet away from it. It is a little big for our lounge and pictures look a bit pixelated when you are sitting closer, but from the very corner of the room it looks amazing! having said that, it is still a massive improvement on our previous non LCD TV.

      The speakers are behind the screen so the sound appears to be coming through the screen, which enhances the viewing experience. Sound quality is also excellent. I also use the TV for listening to the radio.

      The TV has its own TV guide where you can find out what it on now and next on all channels, and information about the programmes. However, I prefer to use the guide on the PVR which displays more programmes at once, meaning less scrolling.

      The remote control enables you to quickly change settings, with on screen displays, such as contrast and brightness if you want to experiment with the picture. You can also quickly change the display format of the programmes for widescreen, non widescreen, films etc. so you can see which looks best.

      One strange thing for such a premium TV is the remote control, which looks and feels cheap. It has small spongy buttons and would be difficult to use for those which sight problems. The design is strange, meaning I usually pick it up with the wrong end facing the TV! You do have to aim the remote very precisely at the sensor in the bottom corner of the TV, rather than just in its general direction, otherwise it doesn't work.


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