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post #1 of 6 Old 05-28-2008, 02:15 PM - Thread Starter
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Philips: 42TA648BX

Sceptre: X42BV-FULLHD

They are both 1080p... Tuners are NTSC/ATSC/QAM... Response times are similiar... well check the links out

They are both $999.99, what is the better deal?


I am really interested in a 42" so I figure this is a great deal....

They are both @ costco but I cant link cause I am under 3 posts!

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I would be interested in hearing opinions about this too, as I am facing a similar decision. Also considering the Westinghouse TX-47F430S, which is available from the same place for the same price. The Westinghouse is bigger (47" versus 42") but an older model with slower response time (8ms versus 5ms) so I'm trying to decide which is a better deal.
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Philips.


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I just bought the philips (42ta648bx) from costco, and it's going back to costco... it sucks! At first I thought the setup process was kinda cool, and it found a whole bunch of unencrypted qam available to me... then it showed me the picture. The setup chose (based on "my preferences") settings not even close to what I wanted, so I had to manually change everything it set for me. Both analog and digital tuners presented a pixelrific image from hell, as channels that were very clear on other televisions I've used were hardly more than colored blocks on the philips. Even when connected to my xbox360 @1080p the image wasn't even nearly as good as what I get from my mitsubishi hc1500 front projector (which is only 720p, and being blown up to 92" ON MY WALL since the screen still has yet to arrive). Light bleeding on all corners was also present, making the "blacks" look washed out. So, while I can't say which television to buy, I can say NOT to buy the phillips. Hope that helps.
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I'll just say this...

I'll never buy a Sceptre again because of their warranty. I got the 42" Komodo at Costco last year and since I'm still within Sceptre's warranty period I HAVE to go through them, which means I have to ship the TV to them at my cost.

Every other manufacturer has in-home repair. I swore when I purchased the TV they had in-home repair. I'm not sure if it changed or I misread something or what. Anyway, I'm waiting until my warranty runs out then I'll be in Costco's warranty, which doesn't require me to pay to get my defective panel fixed.

So, I think that trumps any performance comparison, but that's just me.
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philips for sure man, the pq is phenomenal
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