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post #961 of 1801
Just set it up at lunch, didn't have a lot of time to fuss with it.

Black levels are very VERY good. Best I have seen in a LCD. Not Plamsa quality, but very nice indeed.

Style of the unit is nice. Not flashy and not cheap, just nice matt black.

Directions for the wall mount.....what were they thinking? I am sure I will figure it out, but those are terrible. When mounted on the wall with the provided wall mount and plugs it looks like the tv will be about 8inches off the wall. I had the Sceptre 42" before and loved how low profile the design was, only about 3.5 inches, but that picture cannot compare to this Philips.

I do notice very loud clicks when powering the TV off. I have it plugged into the cable box for power to it really powers the TV off not just standby.

It does take a bit to change from SD to HD, the screen goes black, shows funky stuff, then comes in very very clear.

Speakers, better then I expected. Wish they were detachable, but sound good. Always a plus to have an EQ for the sound.

Remote is very nice. Really sturdy and substantial. Maybe I am just used to the cheese cable box, but this is nice.

Its big, but not bigger then I expected. I think the dimensions are spot on.

Not sure if I am a fan of all the pixel plus stuff or not. SD looked grainy, but then again, it also did on my Sony Wega XBR tube with a standard cable signal, its just bigger.

HD, wow, just wow. Great detail in the blacks, amazing colors. This is by far the best picture quality I have seen. I would compare this more to a DLP then a Plasma. The colors are bright and crisp.

Setup is nice and quick for the non-videophiles. Do you like A or B? etc for about 7 questions, even for sound, and you are good to go. I will still take DVE to it for a true picture.

Zero dead pixels, and I looked close.

I timed it and it takes about 10 seconds for it to turn on and get picture and sound. This is through HDMI. Maybe a tad longer then my old Sony XBR.

All the above is with out of the box programming. I have not received the update USB yet.
post #962 of 1801
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Originally Posted by wbielins View Post

I do notice very loud clicks when powering the TV off. I have it plugged into the cable box for power to it really powers the TV off not just standby.

I timed it and it takes about 10 seconds for it to turn on and get picture and sound. This is through HDMI. Maybe a tad longer then my old Sony XBR.

Since you cut power off the TV, the TV will do its thing like self-test and such before give picture and sound. That's why it takes 10 seconds. Mine took 5 seconds only.
post #963 of 1801
ordered 2/11
picked 2/12
no further updates

received the usb key today 2/19

Anyone else in Texas (Dallas area) can share their information?
post #964 of 1801
Just finished the job. I had to buy 4 wood bolts to dig deep into the studs. Removing the stand actually took 6 screws vs the 5 someone had posted before.

Pictures:

1) Mount on the wall (with my daughter playing on the computer)

2) Exchanged the 4 screws with the mount bolts and 2 standoffs.

3) Finished and bundled the cables into 1 black tube.

I prewired almost all the inputs (S-video, digital out, audio out, etc) in case I add more components later. I will surely use the digital out later when I get another audio system.
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post #965 of 1801
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Originally Posted by WSP1013 View Post

Hello all, I have a question or two. I plan on mounting the TV above the fireplace (not in use) and connect the DVD and cable box using the HDMI cables. I run them to my Onkyo receiver and one cord in the wall to the TV (25 foot monoprice HDMI cable). Question is, On ocassion I'll hook up a Playstation 2 and mess around. How hard would it be with the TV hanging on the wall to get to the component cables and plug them in? Are the plugs facing down? How much room is between the wall and TV? Thanks for any help or advise.

Not much room between the wall and TV.
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post #966 of 1801
Jimailster, any more reviews after you have used it for this long? Looks like nobody has (or noticed) the PQ problem you ran into.

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Originally Posted by jimailster View Post

Actually, I got my TV on Monday. I monitored it day and night. (Of course, not right now)

Flyweight, Yes, I noticed that. At first, I thought the talkshow actress got a burn on her neck. I didn't pay much attention. Thanks for remind me that. But I can't remember which channel it is. (Maybe it's a 720p signal)
post #967 of 1801
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Originally Posted by karlw2000 View Post

Just finished the job. I had to buy 4 wood bolts to dig deep into the studs. Removing the stand actually took 6 screws vs the 5 someone had posted before.

Pictures:

1) Mount on the wall (with my daughter playing on the computer)

2) Exchanged the 4 screws with the mount bolts and 2 standoffs.

3) Finished and bundled the cables into 1 black tube.

I prewired almost all the inputs (S-video, digital out, audio out, etc) in case I add more components later. I will surely use the digital out later when I get another audio system.

Nice pics and explanation on wall mounting.
post #968 of 1801
Karlw2000, how many inches is it from the wall to the front of the TV?? I have a projection screen and only have 8" between that and the wall and any TV I get cant stick out more than 8" after it's wall mounted.
post #969 of 1801
Ordered 2/3 picked up 2/6 and lo on 2/15 what ever that means.
Last check with Bekins (lo) 2/19. I wonder if it will ever get to SW Florida.
Comcast coming with HD box 2/27, hope the tv is here by then!
I now think that instead of shipping by freight Costco is shipping by moving companies which can take forever as they drop there loads off at various locations. If it has not arrived by 2/28 I will refuse delivery and cancel.
I want to thanks all of the members on this forum for there input on this HDTV.
Hope all of you guys have good luck with this purchase from Costco.
post #970 of 1801
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Originally Posted by flexed2death View Post

Karlw2000, how many inches is it from the wall to the front of the TV?? I have a projection screen and only have 8" between that and the wall and any TV I get cant stick out more than 8" after it's wall mounted.

Exactly 7 1/4 inches from the wall to the front of the TV. It was 2 inches from the wall to the back of the TV so it would be very difficult to add cables without removing the TV from the wall. Fortunately, it just slides into slots on the mount so with another person's help, it is very easy to remove. I added another picture just of the wall mount so you can see the 4 bolts. I guess all the extra holes are for different stud spacings. I used the standard US spacing.
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post #971 of 1801
186 left at 5:14 Pacific time.

Note: They have now changed the end date to: "Valid for orders placed while supplies last."
post #972 of 1801
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Originally Posted by cheapsaket View Post

ordered 2/11
picked 2/12
no further updates

received the usb key today 2/19

Anyone else in Texas (Dallas area) can share their information?

Not in Texas, but in Kansas City. Ordered mine 2/10, nut no further tracking status. Received my packet today FedEx.

Thanks to all that have commented on this TV. This is my first HD purchase and I found this forum extremely helpful.
post #973 of 1801
I'm in LA....

Ordered on 2/10
Will be delivered tomorrow (2/20)
post #974 of 1801
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Originally Posted by klgraves View Post

My timeline (Portland, OR):

Ordered: 2/9
Order confirmed: 2/12
Home Direct 'Pickup': 2/12
Home Direct 'Load': 2/16
Sunshine Shipping 'Unload': 2/18

I guess this means the local shipping agent has received it. So, I would assume they would be calling whenever they can schedule the local delivery.

FWIW, I can't find any local shipper named Sunshine. The only info I can find is about a shipper in Alabama, which can't be right.

Upgrade package received via FEDEX: 2/19
Still no call for home delivery...
post #975 of 1801
Great, now costco made this offer forever, that's more like it . "Valid for orders placed while supplies last." they should have done that since day one.
post #976 of 1801
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Originally Posted by zoro View Post

for the rest costco has 50 inch plasma now for $1500

We had the 50" panny, great tv, except for 50" of glare and reflections.
BEWARE OF GLARE!!!
post #977 of 1801
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Originally Posted by netuser123 View Post

I'm in the Windy City, too. Ordered mine on 2/9/07, website said it was shipped on 2/12, but offered nothing on status tracking. Looks like it'll take a long time to find out which local delivery company Costco.com is using.

Hopefully, will hear from some delivery company soon this week.

Let me know if you here anything, I'll do the same!
post #978 of 1801
I've only seen one person post about motion artifacts. Anybody else have any opinion on this? I hate pixelation while watching fast moving scenes. Thanks!
post #979 of 1801
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Originally Posted by calvinlc View Post

I've only seen one person post about motion artifacts. Anybody else have any opinion on this? I hate pixelation while watching fast moving scenes. Thanks!

It's pure broadcast pixelation. I get it all the time on broadcast even with my plasmas. I've played many HD-DVD's and have never seen pixelation on this Philips TV. As soon as I go back to broadcast, I get pixelation on several channels...especially PBS-HD.
post #980 of 1801
Well after literally hundreds of hours of research it came down to the Philips and the Mitsubishi LT-46131. Since I don't live near a Costco home I can't get the Mitsu from Costco so I would have had to purchase it through one of the local retailers, and with the extended warranty we are talking like $3300. I just couldn't justify not taking a chance on the Philips for $1300 less so I finally decided to order it. I'll let you guys know what I think when I get it, and I will anxiously await any more updates from everyone else. Here's hoping for no motion blur, deep blacks, and a good backlight level...if not, Costco will have a TV back on their hands Thanks for all your help!
post #981 of 1801
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Originally Posted by mengalo View Post

Great, now costco made this offer forever, that's more like it . "Valid for orders placed while supplies last." they should have done that since day one.

Not forever, only while supply lasts. 122 left at 11:10 PM Pacific. At the rate they've been going the last couple of days, they should be gone tomorrow or the next day.
post #982 of 1801
Still 122 available @ 8:42 AM CST
post #983 of 1801
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Originally Posted by karlw2000 View Post

Not much room between the wall and TV.

Looks like kind of a skimpy mount. I guess since it is free you can't complain. I bought a Sanus full motion mount from Costco online, because I need to extend my Philips out from the wall. The wall I am mounting on is at a 45 degree angle from the rest of the room.

Also, I am not to wild about the fact that only the top two bolts are secured to the TV. The bottom two are just stand-offs. I would prefer all four bolts being secured. I also don't like the fact that the TV is so close to the wall that your cables are kinked downward. I would like to have a bit more room so that the cables can bend more gradually, instead of a sharp 90 degree bend like that.

But again, for free you can't really complain.
post #984 of 1801
Received upgrade package yesterday, received call today at about 8:00AM will be delivering tomorrow will call couple of hours before just to let me know the time.
Sounds good let's see if everything works out fine.
post #985 of 1801
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Originally Posted by nandorui View Post

Received upgrade package yesterday, received call today at about 8:00AM will be delivering tomorrow will call couple of hours before just to let me know the time.
Sounds good let's see if everything works out fine.

Thats quick for you...I remember you mentioning that its coming to Mass. Is it right? I also live in Mass and I ordered it before you 2/5 and still waiting to hear when mine will be delivered.
post #986 of 1801
Hi folks, any one have a suggestion for a OTA HDTV antenna. I am planning to buy one and wanted to know if anyone can suggest a good one to go along with this TV.

thanks,
post #987 of 1801
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Originally Posted by lurkey2k6 View Post

Hi folks, any one have a suggestion for a OTA HDTV antenna. I am planning to buy one and wanted to know if anyone can suggest a good one to go along with this TV.

thanks,

I use this indoor antenna http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...age=familyfrom Radioshack for $33. It gives good reception via Dish VIP622 in Austin Tx.
post #988 of 1801
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Originally Posted by frank_f View Post

Also, I am not to wild about the fact that only the top two bolts are secured to the TV. The bottom two are just stand-offs. I would prefer all four bolts being secured. I also don't like the fact that the TV is so close to the wall that your cables are kinked downward. I would like to have a bit more room so that the cables can bend more gradually, instead of a sharp 90 degree bend like that.

But again, for free you can't really complain.

Yep...FREE is good

I was surprised so many of the cables protruded out from the back rather than down from the bottom. Don't understand Philips decision on that since it is nearly impossible to reconnect cables once it is mounted on a wall. It also meant the TV had to be at least 2 inches off the wall to allow for the component cables.
post #989 of 1801
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Originally Posted by karlw2000 View Post

Yep...FREE is good

I was surprised so many of the cables protruded out from the back rather than down from the bottom. Don't understand Philips decision on that since it is nearly impossible to reconnect cables once it is mounted on a wall. It also meant the TV had to be at least 2 inches off the wall to allow for the component cables.

With the available space behind the mount aside, I actually like the fact that you can remove the TV by simply lifting it from the mount (and it's free). I seem to always be changing my setup and cables. In the opinion for those who have used the mount, is it sturdy enough or is there any doubt at all?
post #990 of 1801
Hi,

I have recently purchased Philips 47" LCD HDTV [Model 47PF9441D] from Costco .
I bought ONKYO HTS790S home theatre system.
I have also ordered DISH network HD package.
I would also like to connect my laptop to the LCD TV once awhile.

I am not really sure what are the recommended cables to connect various devices such as TV,HTS,DISH,Laptop.

I have been going through the forum to consolidate list of all cables/accessories i would require to order from Monoprice site.

Could someone please help me out and list various types of cables and connectors.

I really appreciate your help and support.
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