Philips 50PFP5532D (50" Plasma TV - HD Ready - Freeview - Inc spks & stand - With at home warranty) - £599.95 @ Richer Sounds !! - HotUKDeals
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The Philips 50PFP5532 skillfully blends Philips' Pixel Plus HD technology with super-slick styling to create an unmissable 50" plasma TV.

Pixel Plus HD offers the rare combination of improved sharpness and detail with a more natural, flowing image. Digital noise reduction ensures smooth, seamless pictures. Specially developed for HD signals, but working equally as well with Standard Definition (SD), the 50PFP5532 offers a superbly realistic picture whatever the source. Combine this with the stunning 15,000:1 contrast ratio and you have a highly impressive picture quality.
Whilst we'd always recommend a separate home cinema system for the best in sound quality, by TV standards, the 50PFP5532 holds its own. The built-in "Incredible Sound" system gives a spacious feel to compliment the expansive picture quality.

In terms of connections, Philips has provided everything expected of a front-running plasma TV. Twin HDMI sockets provide connections for High Definition sources whilst the 2 SCART sockets, component, composite and S-Video provide inputs for analogue sources. Furthermore, the 50PF5532 also comes with a common interface slot for Top-Up TV compatibility.

Product Features
-50" PLASMA TELEVISION
-PIXEL RESOLUTION 1366 X 768
-CONTRAST RATIO 15000:1
-2 X HDMI CONNECTIONS AND 2 X SCART CONNECTIONS
-INTEGRATED FREEVIEW
-High Definition plasma WXGA display, 1366 x 768p
-Integrated Digital Tuner for DVB-T reception
-HD ready for the highest quality display of HDTV signals
-Pixel Plus HD for better details, depth and clarity
-3D combfilter separates colours for a razor-sharp image
-Incredible Surround for enhanced audio enjoyment
-Compact and slim design that fits in every room
-1000 page Hypertext for instant fast access to teletext
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#1
http://entertainmentxclusive.co.uk/ebay/philips/plasma/50pfp5532d/image1.jpg
#2
looks nice, any reviews?
lol get ready for the not full hd complaint posts
#3
Just to clear up any confusion. You dont get a free tv stand as such. Its just the stand attached to the TV.

On first read, it might sound like you get a whole new stand but its not right. Great deal though. Voted hot
#4
Looks good for £600:thumbsup:
#5
meclive
looks nice, any reviews?
lol get ready for the not full hd complaint posts


Quite surprised it's not Full HD at 50" though tbh. Explains why it's so cheap though.
#6
End of the day buying a TV is about compromise. resolution vs. size. For me size wins and that is why I got a 50" Samsung a month and a half ago.

However, I would say that this is only 50 Hz if I am not mistaken and I wouldn't buy a TV that didn't have 100 Hz scanning.
banned#7
Muffin Man
Quite surprised it's not Full HD at 50" though tbh. Explains why it's so cheap though.


full HD is a gimmick

the naked eye cant tell the difference between 720p, 1080i and 1080p
#8
dimebars
full HD is a gimmick

the naked eye cant tell the difference between 720p, 1080i and 1080p



At screen sizes of 50" or greater you can.
Just go along to your local dealer and do a side-by-side comparison.
I did, difference is clearly visible.
40", no difference.
#9
Threlly;3209228
At screen sizes of 50" or greater you can.
Just go along to your local dealer and do a side-by-side comparison.
I did, difference is clearly visible.
40", no difference.

lol, yes go to the shop and stand an inch from the screen, the difference is clear!!! As I said before and someone said to me before, 100 Hz may be more important. Go to the shop and put on a channel with a news ticker, such as BBC News 24 and you should be able to see the difference between a 50 Hz set and a 100 Hz set.
#10
My eye can tell a difference at 40"... depends how close you sit to the TV, not just the size. Anyway, good deal, voted hot!
#11
i've got the 42" version of this set, and it's great. the vast majority of people can live without Full HD, especially with 50" sets at this price.
#12
dimebars
full HD is a gimmick

the naked eye cant tell the difference between 720p, 1080i and 1080p


Agree, full HD is totally unnecesary at 40 - 50" panel sizes.

720p with a studio quality processor, will outclass consumer 1080p quality everytime.

shame the masses always associate higher numbers with higher quality, if they werent so ignorant, maybe we wouldnt be sold such tat in the 1st place.

Ive seen this TV on demo once, about 2 years ago, and there was motion blur on it, even with dvd. having said that, I dont think there is one plasma or lcd that is 100% motion blur-less

if there is, Id like to know about it !
#13
Why haven't we had any LCD vs Plasma arguments yet. Maybe its because everyone knows plasma is better :whistling:

Nice price though. Heat & rep (as well as an itchy credit card finger)
#14
Plasma TV's are the environmental equivalent of the patio heater. :roll:
#15
Tell you what though, there is nothing like the initial fear when you see your first bit of image retention (not to be confused with burn in). I am very happy with my plasma but a little dissapointed I wont be able to use it as a computer moniter without being a bit careful.
#16
WHO NEEDS FULL HD I HAVE THE PHILIPS 42" AMBILIGHT ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, IS THIS AMBILIGHT VOTED HOT AS PHILIPS TVS LOOK THE BEST AND ARE FANTASTIC PICTURES BARGAIN AT THAT PRICE EVEN IF NOT AMBILIGHT :thumbsup:
#17
LG/Philips plasmas are the least reliable of the main plasma brands. Motion processing and artifact issues are the most annoying things about flat screen televisions and this is more important for me than resolution, contrast and brightness. Pioneer are best. Panasonic are a surprisingly close second considering the difference in cost.
#18
Some people on here that say there is no need for 1080p on a 50" LCD :? lol

Nice price though, if your not to fussy about not having a screen that size thats not Full HD.
#19
Bonzo how do u know philips are least reliable ?????i have 1 and its faultless :thumbsup:
#20
dimebars
full HD is a gimmick

the naked eye cant tell the difference between 720p, 1080i and 1080p


Who comes up with that rubish? I wear glasses and my eyesight is below average. i have a 50" samsung tv at 12 feet away.

If you have a pc through a 1080p 50" tv and bring up a google page then see how sharp the text is, then take that same image and reduce the resolution in photoshop(very good scaling algorithm) to fit on a 720p tv then scale back up to show on your 1080p tv, put that through the tv and then you tell me your cant notice a difference.
#21
dimebars
full HD is a gimmick

the naked eye cant tell the difference between 720p, 1080i and 1080p


You're wrong. I have both and I can tell. Certainly with interlaced, since you get interlacing effects on panning shots, endemic in any fast-moving video game.

The difference between 1080p blu-ray movies and upscaled 720p movies is less noticable, but noticable all the same.
#22
d10brp
End of the day buying a TV is about compromise. resolution vs. size. For me size wins and that is why I got a 50" Samsung a month and a half ago.

However, I would say that this is only 50 Hz if I am not mistaken and I wouldn't buy a TV that didn't have 100 Hz scanning.


Hmmm.... So you would rather have a Pana TH (100Hz) vs a Pioneer Kuro?! Errr.... Yeah! :whistling:
#23
I will always stick to philips as they are only the ones clever enough to do ambilight which is ace and efective :thumbsup:
#24
There's a definite difference between 1080p and 720p. It's all about the pixel density that your own eyes can detect. A 42" 768p screen has about 1400 pixels per square inch, a 42" 1080p set, 2765. That is almost double the number of pixels per square inch! If your eye sight is good enough/viewing distance is close enough you will see that difference.

Then there's scaling. Most "720p" sets are 768p and as a result scale almost EVERYTHING. This gives a degredation in picture quality.

Anyhow, resolution issues aside this deal definitely ISN'T hot. You're getting a 50" TV for £600, but it's really not a great one. The 5522 is pretty dire tbh, much better to invest the extra £100 on a Panasonic TH-50PX8B :)

stokie28
I will always stick to philips as they are only the ones clever enough to do ambilight which is ace and efective :thumbsup:


Philips make some stunning sets further up the model ladder, but this isn't one of them. It's supermarket tat.

d10brp
End of the day buying a TV is about compromise. resolution vs. size. For me size wins and that is why I got a 50" Samsung a month and a half ago.

However, I would say that this is only 50 Hz if I am not mistaken and I wouldn't buy a TV that didn't have 100 Hz scanning.


I take it you've not seen the sets that get 100Hz wrong then? Sadly there's more of them than there are sets that have gotten it right. It can smooth motion over, but it can also give unnatural movement and some people even find the effect nausiating.

100Hz doesn't garauntee good motion handling, it just adds extremes of great and absolutely dire motion handling. Which one is achieved is down to the set itself.
#25
satchef1;3209641
...I take it you've not seen the sets that get 100Hz wrong then? Sadly there's more of them than there are sets that have gotten it right. It can smooth motion over, but it can also give unnatural movement and some people even find the effect nausiating.

100Hz doesn't garauntee good motion handling, it just adds extremes of great and absolutely dire motion handling. Which one is achieved is down to the set itself.

No you're right, I haven't. You talking about brands or the "other" makes. I saw my mates 42" Samsung about 18 months ago and the low refresh rate was noticable, actually found watching it a bit uncomfortable.

I have got a newer (but low end) 400 series 50" Samsung and the motion I find very good indeed.

Haven't seen this set in action so it may be ok.
#26
if you could afford a 50" full HD Pioneer, you wouldn't bother looking at this thread!
It's £600 for a 50" TV stand and speakers, cracking price and good find!
I wouldn't bother spending WAY OVER double on a pioneer and get it full HD as there isn't that much of a difference to make me want to buy it.
Had a Phillips for over a year now and no problems at all, great picture!
Heat and rep added!

Mind you there is this if people are interested in upscaling and going for the better tv,
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/3357835/Pioneer-50-PDP-5000EX-HD-1080p-Widescreen-Plasma-TV/Product.html?cm_mmc=Froogle-_-Electronics-_-LCD-_-Pioneer%2B50%22%2BPDP-5000EX%2BHD%2B1080p%2BWidescreen%2BPlasma%2BTV&source=5065&engine=froogle_electronics&keyword=Pioneer+50%22+PDP-5000EX+HD+1080p+Widescreen+Plasma+TV
#27
marty153
if you could afford a 50" full HD Pioneer, you wouldn't bother looking at this thread!
It's £600 for a 50" TV stand and speakers, cracking price and good find!
I wouldn't bother spending WAY OVER double on a pioneer and get it full HD as there isn't that much of a difference to make me want to buy it.
Had a Phillips for over a year now and no problems at all, great picture!
Heat and rep added!

Mind you there is this if people are interested in upscaling and going for the better tv,
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/3357835/Pioneer-50-PDP-5000EX-HD-1080p-Widescreen-Plasma-TV/Product.html?cm_mmc=Froogle-_-Electronics-_-LCD-_-Pioneer%2B50%22%2BPDP-5000EX%2BHD%2B1080p%2BWidescreen%2BPlasma%2BTV&source=5065&engine=froogle_electronics&keyword=Pioneer+50%22+PDP-5000EX+HD+1080p+Widescreen+Plasma+TV

spot on post!

especially:

if you could afford a 50" full HD Pioneer, you wouldn't bother looking at this thread!


I could and I bought a much more expensive 1080p LCD but people arguing here for not having 1080p on a £599 TV are just trolling!

It's £600 for a 50" TV stand and speakers, cracking price and good find!


Sums it up really!
#28
Had this tv 6 months ago (a swap for a 50" sony lcd projection which went t**s up) from John lewis (was £949 then). Initially pleased with it, picture quality was better than the projection (obviously). Last week the screen went blank and smoke came out of the top, not alot just a loud cracking sound and POOOOF! Has gone back to Phillips. I hope they can't fix it and i get the £949 for a new fv (no i know it's not gonna happen). My brother bought a panny 46" and it is absoloutely STUNNING. Will go for one of those next time, i'm stuck with this for 4 and a half more years now.
#29
And, forgot to add, it weighs an absolute ton, a nightmare to move around to unplug connections etc, only get one if you and your partner are bodybuilders lol.
#30
alchemistkevin
people arguing here for not having 1080p on a £599 TV are just trolling!


No don't think so, you can pick up a 40" 1080p sony for £599 if you shop around, I for one would rather have a better picture than a bigger screen, I suspect that some people posting on this are just saying its hot because its a 50" screen. I didn't vote btw :)
#31
the contrast ratio is dynamic at 15000-1 not native. It is ok for the price but i regret choosing this tv more than i can express and do not recommend it.
#32
alchemistkevin
spot on post!

especially:



I could and I bought a much more expensive 1080p LCD but people arguing here for not having 1080p on a £599 TV are just trolling!



Sums it up really!


YAY ME! :w00t:
#33
Sooooooo want one, what a deal!!!!!!!! :thumbsup: The fella in Richer Sounds said it's too big for my room. :thinking: Whats the best 32" on the market for less than £400? I've got a Sony LCD that I'm quite happy with but need one for upstairs. Many thanks:thumbsup:
#34
Muffin Man;3208926
Quite surprised it's not Full HD at 50" though tbh. Explains why it's so cheap though.
This is an older model designed and manufactured before 1080p was widely available.
dimebars
full HD is a gimmick

the naked eye cant tell the difference between 720p, 1080i and 1080p
Wrong. On a 50" screen the difference between 720 and 1080p is clearly noticeable. It does depend on how far away you sit from the screen and how good your eyesight is, but at reasonable distances I can niotice a big improvement.

This is a great telly for the price but it will not (understandably) compete with a decent 1080p 50" Plasma.
#35
Thing with 1080p is that you can only notice the benefit if you use a 1080p source. So lets count

bluray / HDDVD - yes
Freeview - no
DVD - no
SkyHD - no ( only HD ready )
360/PS3 - no only around 3 native 1080p games.
PC - yes

So basically the only current 1080p content is if you are using a computer or a blu ray Disk. If not then you are actually scaling the picture more and 1080p will give a WORSE not better picture:thumbsup:
#36
marty153
if you could afford a 50" full HD Pioneer, you wouldn't bother looking at this thread!
It's £600 for a 50" TV stand and speakers, cracking price and good find!
I wouldn't bother spending WAY OVER double on a pioneer and get it full HD as there isn't that much of a difference to make me want to buy it.
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Good sound advice

quarryfied
And, forgot to add, it weighs an absolute ton, a nightmare to move around to unplug connections etc, only get one if you and your partner are bodybuilders lol.


Not too sure thats relevant - I would think all 50" are gonna be a bit weighty.
#37
stokie28
Bonzo how do u know philips are least reliable ?????i have 1 and its faultless :thumbsup:


That doesn't really give a perspective on whether the ones other people own are reliable though, does it?:roll:
#38
phatbhoy



Not too sure thats relevant - I would think all 50" are gonna be a bit weighty.


yeah, about 40kg, this is SIXTY FOUR kilos, forget wall mounting, getting it upstairs etc unless you are the hulk.

Or in other measures 140 pounds or 10 stone (for an effin slimline tv????) madness.
#39
Wodja
Some people on here that say there is no need for 1080p on a 50" LCD :? lol

Nice price though, if your not to fussy about not having a screen that size thats not Full HD.


moob
That doesn't really give a perspective on whether the ones other people own are reliable though, does it?:roll:


Well I own 2 LG's and they are faultless too.

The same old rubbish always comes up on these threads. Panasonic and Pioneer being the only plasmas worth buying - anything else is either rubbish or goes wrong or both.

It's just not true.

The usually significant cost differential is usually ignored and reliability has become pretty much of a muchness on later models - even Panasonic had serious issues with "purple snakes" in the recent past.
#40
cheapskate58
Well I own 2 LG's and they are faultless too.


Its an LG I have as well :), very happy with it too :thumbsup:

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