Originally posted by CrocHunter
The reason a lot of us don't like philips sets' is a lot of us that ourchased them have had nothing but problems with them, and they have horrible stretch modes for 4:3 material that are pretty much useless.
This is refuring to the 8402 philips models.
Yep. I had one of them and returned it due to so many issues:
- Discoloration in the corners.
- Faint white line at the top of the screen. What was strange about this "line" is if you turned off the TV and then turned it back on, the line would go away. It would then come back the very second you changed a channel or would switch to an input.
- Random flashing red, blue, and green horizontal lines. This is clearly a defect with this TV because I've seen it reported on CC and Amazon.com's customer reviews.
- Horrid DVD playback over component inputs. With no way to disable VSM on this TV (and don't tell me I must cut a wire inside the TV--that's asinine), you'll either learn to like seeing VERY
noticeable edge halos over everything or you'll be smart and not buy this TV.
- If the people at Philips think "Superwide" mode looks good for 4:3 programs, they're nuts! It doesn't look much different from the 16:9 mode.
- Geometry is pretty lousy. If you want to fix it you better find someone that knows the geometry service menu parameters very well.
Avoid the 8402 if it's still available.