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post #301 of 6891
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Originally Posted by jimmythev View Post

Not sure if you guys saw, but Costco is now selling the Phillips 42" 1080p for WAY less than BB...

WOW!!! I got a great deal at BB but that crushes it. Is this the same tv though? I remember hearing they were making one without ambilight but otherwise the same specs. Since I am returning mine at BB anyway, I may just have to swing over to Costco and buy it there. Thanks!
post #302 of 6891
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Originally Posted by ironchef25 View Post

wow. your right jimmy. the tv is only 1399.99 in costco.. hmmmm will best buy price match it?ive already done a price match when i got the tv. cost 1700.00 then price match it with the price bestbuy.com had it for 1600.00. i wonder if they will be able to price match it agian. only had the tv for 20days

They should price match it. BB has a 30 day price guarantee.
post #303 of 6891
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Originally Posted by YOTR View Post

WOW!!! I got a great deal at BB but that crushes it. Is this the same tv though? I remember hearing they were making one without ambilight but otherwise the same specs. Since I am returning mine at BB anyway, I may just have to swing over to Costco and buy it there. Thanks!

Costco has the 7422 (without ambilight). I bought it last Tuesday from one of the bay-area (northern CA) Costco. The price is really sweet.
post #304 of 6891
oh. yah i just check and the model cosco has and its the one without ambilight 7422d.
post #305 of 6891
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Originally Posted by Philips TV View Post

pikoo, To point 3, we need some more information. Nothing was altered in SW that should affect this. Is it possible the ambient lighting conditions in your room changed (sunlight/lamp/new light bulb..) Ambient room lighting does have an affect on any TVs performance. If this is not the case, I need to get as much info about the condition as possible.

Thanks for your help. We really appreciate your and daveinga's help.
Let me try. Connect your PC using DVI-HDMI cable. Display the 'gmail' browser window (if you use gmail) in the TV and look for the colors of the "read" messages in the main gmail screen. I see a difference between the the color in the computer and the color in the TV.

The room lighting didn't change for my case. I think I am comparing with my previous Sharp 46D92U color reproduction. I am not getting similar natural color on "grass", "leaf", "skintone", black details. Something is "not" right! The color looks like got washed. Is it because of the "low" contrast ratio? Or, is it because color-gamut percentage is "low" in this TV, compared to Sharp/Sony/Samsung?

By the way, what is the native contrast ratio on this TV? And, how many back-lights philips use?
post #306 of 6891
hmmm i paid 200 more for ambilight. it is worth it? HELL YES!!
post #307 of 6891
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Originally Posted by ironchef25 View Post

hmmm i paid 200 more for ambilight. it is worth it? HELL YES!!

IMHO, If you watch the TV in the darkened room or mostly in the evening/night, the ambilight is worth. But, is it good when you watch your TV in the day-time or lots ambient light in the room?
post #308 of 6891
I am getting ready to buy either the 7432 or the 7422 and am thinking that ambilight won't do much for me since the TV will be residing in a built-in in the wall (my house came with this hole above the fireplace which is just about perfect size for most 42 inch sets). There will be about 1" on the sides and a similar amount on the top and I am thinking ambilight would just light up the inside of this hole which probably would be distracting rather than enhancing. I know I can turn off ambilight on the 7432 but since pretty much everything else on the 7422 seems to be the same I am thinking of going the Costco route and saving the $200-300 for other goodies. Any thoughts from those of you who have experienced ambilight.
post #309 of 6891
Can anyone with a 7422 comment on the remote control included with the set. I see the remote in the spec sheet looks a little wider than the one shown for the 7432 and is black rather than silver. Comments on its functionality and feel would be appreciated.

Also, can someone confirm whether the TV swivels on its stand like with the 7432. The spec sheet for the 7422 does not indicate that it swivels while the one for the 7432 says it swivels.
post #310 of 6891
For PhilipsTV: Just a reminder that you said you would check on Philips' pixel defect policy. Thx.
post #311 of 6891
for a dark room yes absulutely.watching movies with ambilight is amazing. but for a well lit room then i say go for the 7422.
game i suggest you go with the 7422.
post #312 of 6891
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Originally Posted by ironchef25 View Post

also i have this white vertical line at the right edge of the tv when im viewing hd signal 1080i/720p when the format on the tv is set in highdefinition. it goes away when i switch the format to widescreen. anyone experiencing this? the set is connected to a motorola hd box

From my experience with other sets that have a dot for dot HD mode (Sharp and Toshiba) this noise around the boarder is due to a slight underscanning of the HD material to assure that they are displaying the full content. Think of the oppostite which is overscanning which cuts off a little around the edges. This High Definition mode attempts to show 100% of the source material. The noise will vary depending on the source material and the station's broadcasting of it. I don't think you will notice it with HD DVD or BR but will notice it with some HD channels. I saw this on the Sharp a lot more than on my current Toshiba and have been told that it should become less of an issue as stations become more adept at broadcasting in HD. Maybe one of the Philips reps can add more about the technical aspects.
post #313 of 6891
I've had the 7422 for more than a week now. The blacks are black and the HD picture quality looks gorgeous.

Can anyone recommend an HDMI cable that gives you good quality but doesn't eat your wallet?
post #314 of 6891
Well to be honest if the 7422 is exactly the same as the one with Ambilight, then I will most likely go for that one after I return mine to best buy. My tv is in a entertainment cabinet so Ambilight is useless for me. That is a great deal regardless though.
post #315 of 6891
from what ive heard. any hdmi will do. theres not that much difference when it comes to hdmi cause hdmi is digital so anybrand will do. even those ebay ones. sure though
post #316 of 6891
earlier in this thread it was confirmed that the 7432 and 7422 are exactly the same except for ambient lighting.
post #317 of 6891
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Originally Posted by D 5 View Post

I've had the 7422 for more than a week now. The blacks are black and the HD picture quality looks gorgeous.

Can anyone recommend an HDMI cable that gives you good quality but doesn't eat your wallet?

Try http://www.monoprice.com. I had a good experience with them. Cheap and very good quality.
post #318 of 6891
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Originally Posted by D 5 View Post

I've had the 7422 for more than a week now. The blacks are black and the HD picture quality looks gorgeous.

Can anyone recommend an HDMI cable that gives you good quality but doesn't eat your wallet?

I am using the MonoPrice 28 guage cables and they work great and are very inexpensive. They are a sponsor of this site.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/se...p?keyword=hdmi
post #319 of 6891
I got a 7422 and the remote control is black. The control is functional but that is it. Personally, I like the one from Samsung more.

I have it for about a week and I like it. Except that I noticed "ghost" in basketball game in SD. Also, "ghost" or something like that inside and around white characters in both SD and HD. I do not know if this is normal. It does not bother me much if I sit at least 7-8 ft away.
post #320 of 6891
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Originally Posted by sharpbank6282 View Post

Except that I noticed "ghost" in basketball game in SD. Also, "ghost" or something like that inside and around white characters in both SD and HD. I do not know if this is normal.

It's a problem. I am seeing the "ghosting" very well. Mostly light colors are having trouble.
post #321 of 6891
Just bought a 7422 a few days ago and other than a few issues that "should" be worked out in the next firmware release, love it.

Has anyone played around with the settings (color, contrast, temp, etc...) and found a good compromise for DVD (non blu-ray) and HD content?
post #322 of 6891
i'm buying a hdmi to dvi cable , now my questions to who tested this on there tv.. whats the results ? this is a high end monitor .. does it stand up for pc ?
post #323 of 6891
this tv is so sexy that the blue light is so blright , it looks like a blacklight effect .. i love it so much i left everything on it (sticker & everything) :P
post #324 of 6891
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Originally Posted by powermix24 View Post

i'm buying a hdmi to dvi cable , now my questions to who tested this on there tv.. whats the results ? this is a high end monitor .. does it stand up for pc ?

I tested it and posted couple of pictures in this thread. There is one problem - the screen is not getting filled up with 1980x1020 resolution. Hope the new f/w will solve that problem.
post #325 of 6891
hmm. intresting article i found online regarding hdmi 1.3 and 1080p. i guess theres two kinds of hmdi cable category1 and category2.

heres the artile.
http://hdtvmagazine.com/articles/200...part_8_-_c.php
post #326 of 6891
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pikoo View Post

"wormbaby" - can you pl. confirm your philips model, oppo model, resolution and HDMI audio status?

Here is mine: Philips 7422D, Oppo 981HD, 1080p, HDMI audio needs to be disabled to get 1080p.

Just confirmed it.

Philips 7432D, Oppo 981HD, 1080p, HDMI AUDIO ON: I get "no video signal" or "unsupport signal",
HDMI AUDIO OFF: I get perfect picture.
post #327 of 6891
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ironchef25 View Post

hmmm i paid 200 more for ambilight. it is worth it? HELL YES!!

I agree with you all the way. I wouldn't have thought ambilight would matter so much in the beginnning. But after having it for 2 weeks now, Movies are so much more fun to watch with it.
post #328 of 6891
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pikoo View Post

Try http://www.monoprice.com. I had a good experience with them. Cheap and very good quality.

I second monoprice. Really good quality cables for cheap. I bought Toslink cable, digital coax cable, and hdmi cable from them before, better then any ebay cables I have gotten before.
post #329 of 6891
Thread Starter 
As for the whinning. My bed is about 5 feets from the TV. I would only hear the sound if the room is really quiet, and if I try to hear it. I wouldn't even hear it when I'm going to bed.
post #330 of 6891
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Originally Posted by wormbaby View Post

Just confirmed it.

Philips 7432D, Oppo 981HD, 1080p, HDMI AUDIO ON: I get "no video signal" or "unsupport signal",
HDMI AUDIO OFF: I get perfect picture.

Thanks. This confirms that 1080p video (with audio ON) does NOT work from Oppo 981HD using HDMI-HDMI cable.
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