Originally Posted by mkjnovak /forum/post/0
I love you PP. You haven't had the problem; you don't understand the problem, it doesn't apply to you, but you're sure it's not the Philips. I said earlier it sounds just like what happened to me. FACT 1: Every other set in town I knew of could receive 12.1. FACT 2: Mine could not. FACT 3: Firmware fixed it. QED: TV was faulty or at best behind. Stop saying you don't defend Philips like a rabid spin-doctor. You spend more time on the subject than seems plausible. his is all I will say on the subject. I will not engage in a six post "No I don't - Yes you do." Anyone can check all your posts and see. Pointing out that other brands have faults is no defense of the new lows achieved by Philips, and their longevity is no excuse either. The repair numbers are annual not cumulative. Sure every item can have potential lemons; it's the percentage that's staggering. saying that HD is better on cable or satellite further proves that you have no technical knowledge at all in this area.
Mike, if a firmware upgrade fixes the problem....then, uh, what's the 'problem' ??
Yes, it would be nice if TV's worked flawlessley right out of the box, but they don't. That's true of all sets.
I didn't claim to be an expert here -- I even specifically stated that some 'vets' and others should be of more use than me. It's posted right above.
I don't know about 'new lows achieved by Philips' but other manufacturers have problems, too. Anybody can see that without even reading posts -- they can look at the threads on Page 1 of the Plasma section and judge for themselves. It's called being objective and letting the facts decide for themselves.
And yes, I do defend Philips but it has nothing to do with 'spin.' I try and put things in context and that doesn't include unnecessarily praising Philips or denigrating other models. I sent a letter to corporate detailing alot of problems -- some of which you yourself cite -- so the last thing you should accuse me of is being a cheerleader. A 4-page letter detailing problems, areas to be improved, complaints, headaches, criticism, etc, is hardly 'cheerleading.'
I know you had a bad experience with Philips and that's too bad. I hope you're happy with your new set, but that doesn't mean you have to attack Philips or me. I wouldn't denigrate your problems with Philips or any criticisms you have of the company or a particular TV model (and please note the model SHerg has is not one of the more commonly sold models).
Please don't put my attempts to offer a solution and/or put some problems in context to be unnecessary support for the company and/or indifference to his problem.
And on average, yes, HD is better via cable or satellite, depending on terrestrial contours and/or compression standards and delivery method employed by each. I'm not an expert here but I did go to a CABLECOM meeting on this about 11 or 12 years ago before virtually anybody here had HD.