jacvoyt wrote:I've done work for Philips installing TVs in hotels. My advice is simple...STAY AWAY from Philips TVs. They have HORRIBLE firmware issues. The company completely doesn't care about their products. Many of these tvs ship with a power saving feature set by default, and it's very buggy causing the TVs to take 2 minutes to turn on and start displaying channels. This can be improved on if you turn off this option but good luck figuring it out.
Seriously, stay away from Philips TVs. Literally, get anyone else.
Also, I think they just lost a major contract with a big hotel chain so you may want to short the stock...just saying...
I could not agree with this more. I purchased a Philips TV new, and of course, like this poster says, it died. A quick search on the web showed that my problem was a MAJOR problem for my particular Philips TV, and I was just another lucky owner. It was 3 months past warranty, so tough luck for me. Their customer service sucked, they refused to do anything even though it was a well-known issue, and basically gave me the middle finger of their corporate hand.
I will NEVER buy another Philips product, and I feel obligated to tell as many folks as I can to stay away from their products. I wouldn't buy ANYTHING from them, based on their QC, their customer service, and their complete lack of concern for their customers. If this TV was 5 bucks, I would pass.
Their business model seems to be to build products to last just long enough to make it beyond the warranty date, hope the product dies, and enjoy watching their customers scramble to try to get Philips to fix it.
I loathe Philips. You should too.