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Philips 42in HD Ready Digital Plasma 1080p TV £649.99
Philips 42in HD Ready Digital Plasma 1080p TV £649.99

Philips 42in HD Ready Digital Plasma 1080p TV £649.99

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# High Definition Ready.

# Full 1080P.

# Integrated digital (freeview).

# 42in (106.7cm) widescreen TV with 106.7cm visible screen size.

# Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels.

# Brightness 1500 cd/m2.

# Contrast ratio 15000:1.

# Pixel Plus HD.

# Viewing angle 160/160 degrees.

# Progressive scan.

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Original Poster

Television Picture Quality

* High Definition Ready.

* Full 1080P.

* Integrated digital (freeview).

* 42in (106.7cm) widescreen TV with 106.7cm visible screen size.

* Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels.

* Brightness 1500 cd/m2.

* Contrast ratio 15000:1.

* Pixel Plus HD.

* Viewing angle 160/160 degrees.

* Progressive scan.


Connectivity

* 2 HDMI sockets.

* 2 SCART sockets.

* Component video socket.

* Headphone socket.

* S-video socket.

* AV socket.


Sound Quality

* Nicam stereo sound.

* 2 x 10w RMS power output.


Freeview Features

* Digitally interactive.

* Digital text.

* Auto setup.

* Auto scan for new channels.

* 8 day electronic programme guide.


Additional Features

* Teletext.

* Hypertext.

* UHF and VHF tuners.

* Auto setup.

* Auto search tuner.

* Auto search sorting.

* Auto search labelling.

* Sleep timer.

* Child lock.

* Picture in Picture.

* NTSC compatible.

* Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries (supplied).

* 230v AC mains operated.

* Complete with tabletop stand.

* Size of TV (H)70.1, (W)104.7, (D)10.7cm.

* Size of TV with stand (H)76.4, (W)104.7, (D)26.4cm.

* Weight of TV 31.5kg (unpackaged)

* Weight of TV and stand 41.5kg (unpackaged)

* Suitable for wall mounting (brackets not supplied)

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already got one , good price though

haha..I would LOVE to buy this...wait a year... and then say..I want a refund
Think it will work?

This is NOT 1080P
Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels is 720p

1920x1080 is Full HD

Original Poster

Dang. Well if indeed it is 1024x768 I can only apologise for missing that. Naughty Argos.

Hmm, 1024 x 768 pixels isn't even 720p, is it? Doesn't it need a horizontal resolution of 1280 pixels for 720p?

Prob means that it can handle a 1080P signal and downscale it...

How does this at John Lewis compare johnlewis.com/Tec…spx

£20 off to £679 and 5 year warranty

comet.co.uk/com…ion

Looks like this one from Currys. All websites show 1024x768.

:-(

Shame, would have been great compensation for missing out on the Wharfedale offer!

I've just spoken to Argos Internet team and they reckon this is 1080p! They reckon they will double check overnight and the page should be updated tomorrow. The bloke also said they checked Philips website and that confirmed it was 1080p but he couldn't give me the model number which I found a bit strange.
If it is 1920 x 1080 then thats a great price.

klargon

Hmm, 1024 x 768 pixels isn't even 720p, is it? Doesn't it need a … Hmm, 1024 x 768 pixels isn't even 720p, is it? Doesn't it need a horizontal resolution of 1280 pixels for 720p?



I think 1024 x 768 resolution is the Plasma resolution equivalent to the resolution for a 720p (1366 x 768) LCD panel?

Certainly not 1080p if so! If it is confirmed to be 1080p then its a great price and I might be tempted!

IMHO, Argos are talking out of the backsides... Think this is the TV they are peddling:

]http//ww…-10

not_the_messiah

IMHO, Argos are talking out of the backsides... Think this is the TV they … IMHO, Argos are talking out of the backsides... Think this is the TV they are peddling:]http://www.consumer.philips.com/consumer/en/gb/consumer/cc/_productid_42PFP5332_10_GB_CONSUMER/widescreen-flat-TV+42PFP5332-10



Looks to be from that picture. The closest I've been able to find for the 1080p version is this: consumer.philips.com/con…-10

This is the same TV that can be had from Empire Direct for about £588 using the 10% code, with another possible £9 off from Quidco. It's certainly not 1080p, Philips don't even do a 1080p plasma!

This HD stuff is already far to confusing for some people so Argos should be ashamed for trying to pawn of one of their inferior products by making it seem better than it is.

klargon

Hmm, 1024 x 768 pixels isn't even 720p, is it? Doesn't it need a … Hmm, 1024 x 768 pixels isn't even 720p, is it? Doesn't it need a horizontal resolution of 1280 pixels for 720p?



720p means exactly 1280*720 at 50/60 fps progressive, nothing else. For example, a 1366*768 screen isn't 720p. What you're looking for is the phrase HD-ready, which means a vertical resolution above 720 (and HDMI). This screen meets that standard.

However, tbh these are arbitrary distinctions. All HD content is at 1920*1080, with the exception of a handful of 720p online services like XBox live movie downloads (can you even get those here?). Thus, below that there's no particular difference between HD-ready screens and SD ones, other than more pixels - they'll have to downscale 1080p regardless. You've got the perfect resolution as along as you have enough pixels to match your sitting distance/screen size on this chart:

s3.carltonbale.com/res…tml

For a 42" like this, sitting at 12.5 feet would mean you have no benefit of getting HD at all, you might as well get a SD (480p) set. If you can sit closer, say around 8 feet, then 720p is ideal. You need to sit at 6 feet to make buying a 1080p set worthwhile.

Just bought new Sony T Series 1080HD only available from Sony Centre shops.
£999 includes Sony 5yr warranty.

For anyone interested they are giving you 1yrs interest free if you pay before the year of purchase, failing that the outlaw is taken out over 48months at a high interest rate.
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