Philips 42PF9631D-R 42'' Pixel +2 USB/PC Plasma Television in Black and Silver - Clearance - £499.99 @ Hi Spek - HotUKDeals
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Philips 42PF9631D-R 42'' Pixel +2 USB/PC Plasma Television in Black and Silver - Clearance - £499.99 @ Hi Spek

£499.99 @ Hispek Electronics
On clearance/ex-display but a great price for a 42" plasma, almost double this for new price elsewhere. Philips 42PF9631D-R 42'' Plasma Television in Black and Silver Immersive viewing experience … Read More
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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
On clearance/ex-display but a great price for a 42" plasma, almost double this for new price elsewhere.

Philips 42PF9631D-R 42'' Plasma Television in Black and Silver
Immersive viewing experience
HD Plasma panel, 1024 x 1080i
Integrated Digital Tuner for DVB-T reception
HD ready for the highest quality display of HDTV signals
Pixel Plus 2 HD improves details in standard TV and HDTV
2-channel active Ambilight enhances the viewing experience
Virtual Dolby Digital for a true life audio experience
Matching stand with elegant design included
Perfect picture quality from your digital photos
USB Connector for easy, instant multi-media playing
Box dimensions: 830 x 290 x 113mm (H x W x D)
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#1
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41JWE8P3TSL._SS400_.jpg
#2
Nice looking TV. Heat added.
#3
1080i so not full HD;-) not voted
#4
I've been looking at large screen tv's in my local tv store over Christmas & the best picture had to come from a philips plasma better by far than all the other makes sitting around inc samsung, sony & panisonic.
#5
Slick Tyre
I've been looking at large screen tv's in my local tv store over Christmas & the best picture had to come from a philips plasma better by far than all the other makes sitting around inc samsung, sony & panisonic.


I would not go by what you see in your local store, they sometimes have the displays set up wrong and ones that they make the most profit on can be the ones that are setup to look the best!

In my local currys the big LG screens look better than the rest as they are all hooked up to skyhd and the others are watching the same channel on freeview.
#6
ALIS panel too with Ambilight, so another way of thinking about tvs. Hot.

How much is delivery?
#7
gunark
ALIS panel too with Ambilight, so another way of thinking about tvs. Hot.

How much is delivery?
Free!
#8
whizzkid
Free!


I did see that just now actually. Bit vague on the time (14-21 days or something) but express type deliveries are at a cost. Anyone know how much?
#9
whizzkid
Free!


Standard Delivery: Pre-arranged before dispatch (£9.95) for me, still good :thumbsup:
#10
As this could be an ex-display item its worth remembering the half life of plasma panels. If this has been left on 24/7 for 6 months or a year it could have used up a chunk of its useful life. Worth asking for clarification before you take the plunge.
#11
frible
As this could be an ex-display item its worth remembering the half life of plasma panels. If this has been left on 24/7 for 6 months or a year it could have used up a chunk of its useful life. Worth asking for clarification before you take the plunge.


True, clarification of previous use (or if it's just clearance stock) would be nice. Still, plasmas can go into the 10's of 1000's of hours.
#12
This is a good price for a good tv. Heat.
#13
gunark
True, clarification of previous use (or if it's just clearance stock) would be nice. Still, plasmas can go into the 10's of 1000's of hours.


Typically 60,000-100,000 hours for a plasma now.
#14
rectangular pixels, and 1080i - it's not the very best of specs, although I hesitate to judge without being able to see it running in person.

The USB interface is a nice touch though - i wish more manufacturers would go the way of putting stuff like this in. Someday, 802.11g connections in TVs :D hopefully anyhow, lol.
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Slick Tyre
I've been looking at large screen tv's in my local tv store over Christmas & the best picture had to come from a philips plasma better by far than all the other makes sitting around inc samsung, sony & panisonic.


There is something either wrong with your eyes or the way the tv's where set up because there is no way that a Philips tv would have a better picture than the 1080p Panasonic Plasma as there second in quality only to Pioneer quality wise.

Our local store has a big LG display and the picture on these LG tv's are fantastic my grandmother bought the 42inch LG lcd tv and when she got it home the picture with a normal standard def picture into it was horrid she has now put it in her bedroom and replaced it with a Panasonic 37inch plasma and the picture with its 100hz processing if brilliant.

Just remember in the stores that some tvs are only using a standard signal which is split 100s of times to all the tv's so the picture is horrid and some of the tv's have proper hd feeds into them like blueray so before you buy from the shop ask them to show you the tv with freeview plugged in or some other standard def source as that's what you will be watching 90% of the time if they wont walk away .

Or if your buying off the net i would go down to your local Curry's,comet and have a look and play with the tv before buying because some of these LCD/plasma tv's have rubbish pictures and the last thing you want to do is get it delivered and find you cant live with the picture or it wont do what you wanted it to do or there is a loud humming from the back light that you just cant stand returning the tv because you don't like it will stick you with a nice fat postage cost back to the said company and a right headache as you try to make the company understand why your returning it.My last piece of advice is buy from a reputable company else when somethings wrong you will have no luck getting it sorted i found Dixon's to be excellent i received 2 LCD tv's one after another with dead pixels and Dixon's had them collected within a couple of days and replaced them both times and even phoned to make sure i was happy with how i was treated and could they do anything for me they didn't even expect me to package it back up they just came and collected them and replaced them with a new model of my choice .

Also if your considering a new tv do your homework search for reviews of that model and see what owners of that tv think of it and look for support forums because most LCD/plasma tv's don't come setup to provide the best picture in your home and need tweaking and there are a lot of options to change to get the best from your new set places like the AV forums will have long threads for about 99% of the new tv's with reviews and help and people who have played for hours setting up there tv picture and are happy to post there setting which cut the work out for you and help you get the best out of your tv.


Over the last 3 years I've had 7 top of the range LCD tv's and got 4 for friends and family and i know what I'm talking about i have a 1080i Panasonic in the kids room that was the first LCD i had and the picture on this tv is better than all my mates brand new 1080p screens both in standard and hd i also have a 42inch Toshiba x series in our bedroom and the picture is great in fact i was that happy when i had a new 47inch in the lounge i went for its new model at the time this was the z series and i have all the hd toys and the quality is superb so this is why i'm giving advice and feel what ive learned is valuable when buying a new tv especially for them that are new to LCD/Plasmas because coming from a CRT tv there will be differences if they buy a **** tv they are really going to see a big difference picture quality wise
#16
i live in st albans (where they are based)

these guys are a bunch of rude cowboys.

avoid them.
#17
ReflexReact
i live in st albans (where they are based)

these guys are a bunch of rude cowboys.

avoid them.


I'm afraid I agree - I needed a wall bracket and stopped in on the off chance - 'that will be £169 sir' - not surprisingly I got a 20 quid one from Amazon instead...
#18
2 bad comments about that there store if i where spending £500 i would be going else where.
#19
Im sorry, I seem to have missed something.

This tv looks rubbish for 499? you can get the toshiba 42" 1080p full HD from argos for £499. The philips range of tv's are pants (that isnt full hd) from what ive seen.
#20
J4GG4;4460315
Im sorry, I seem to have missed something.

This tv looks rubbish for 499? you can get the toshiba 42" 1080p full HD from argos for £499. The philips range of tv's are pants (that isnt full hd) from what ive seen.


Yep you are right. If you are getting one of these make sure you get a 5 year warranty. My personal experience with Philips TV's has been bad.
#21
I have this TV and it's a million times better than my sister's Samsung which has blurred pictures and suffers from screen burn as soon as you have something constant on the screen for more than two mins!! The picture quality is excellent and so is the sound even without surround sound. Although I would buy new and not risk this deal!!
#22
ReflexReact
i live in st albans (where they are based)

these guys are a bunch of rude cowboys.

avoid them.


I also live in St. Albans and my experience of Hi-Spek has always been pretty good.
I've bought a cooker, fridge-freezer and washing machine from them over the years and never had a problem. The St Albans store has been there as long as I've lived there (at least 7 or 8 years) they wouldn't survive this long in a relatively small ctiy if they were total cowboys.

Plus it's good to support a local independant retailer if you can

Don't know enough about TVs to comment on this deal though, so I won't be voting.
#23
i havent seen one of these for a while, great tv for the price though. i know most 42"s are around this price but the ambilight is great feature to add. these used to retail around £1000
#24
It looks like this tv was released nearly three years ago!
http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/news.phtml/3318/4342/philips-42PF9631D-plasma-tv-hdtv.phtml

Screen technology has moved on a long, long way in that time. I'd certainly go for something newer, it wouldn't cost much more...
#25
Slick Tyre
I've been looking at large screen tv's in my local tv store over Christmas & the best picture had to come from a philips plasma better by far than all the other makes sitting around inc samsung, sony & panisonic.


Agreed, Phillips have the best Plasma picture quality with the exception of Pioneer, Phillips picture quality is amazing, far better than any Panasonic, Samsung etc.

Clear skin tones, amazing blacks.etc.etc.:thumbsup:

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