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Philips 19” LCD HDTV

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Jehremy


quality posts: 4 Private Messages Jehremy

A bit too small for my taste.

-Jehremy

svante311


quality posts: 2 Private Messages svante311

jessiebyrd004


quality posts: 52 Private Messages jessiebyrd004

85/100 on average from Alatest.
http://alatest.com/reviews/tv-reviews/philips-pfl3403-series-lcd-tv-19-20-22-26-32-37-42/po3-61065285,33/

but only 2.8 stars from Buzzillions on average.
http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/philips-19-class-lcd-hdtv-digital-tuner-19pfl3403d-27-reviews

.. good tv for a kitchen or garage or kids room.

I do a daily woot blog where I talk about the woot, link to CSEs, find reviews, etc. A few people have told me it's useful. Google "useful linkage" and there it is.

cinoclav


quality posts: 220 Private Messages cinoclav

DCno10


quality posts: 376 Private Messages DCno10

here it is at amazon

wootasourous


quality posts: 119 Private Messages wootasourous

Can I use it as a monitor for my computer?

kringansaha


quality posts: 6 Private Messages kringansaha

eastercat


quality posts: 4 Private Messages eastercat

If it could take advantage of my Mac Book Pro's ability to display in 1080p, I might be tempted. However, since a 19" is unlikely to come in 1080p, I'll wait for something bigger.

if u cn rd ths u cn gt a gd jb, bt if u rt lk ths u r a mrn.

Jaereg


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Jaereg

Is HD even necessary on a 19" tv?

blackflag486


quality posts: 4 Private Messages blackflag486
wootasourous wrote:Can I use it as a monitor for my computer?



Yes, but it will look like garbage probably.

jgmcgowan


quality posts: 9 Private Messages jgmcgowan

Would this make a good second monitor so that you can procrastinate your homework with some TV

TalKeaton


quality posts: 1 Private Messages TalKeaton

What exactly are the standards for a TV to be "HD"? I mean, this has HDMI input, but it doesn't reach 1920x1080, which I always thought was the standard for HD.

Any thoughts?

Orionis


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Orionis
wootasourous wrote:Can I use it as a monitor for my computer?



I'd say yes you can easily use it as a monitor for your computer as it appears to have a VGA input.

danman1202


quality posts: 0 Private Messages danman1202

I think this is the correct TV at the website, actually.

theturtleguy


quality posts: 16 Private Messages theturtleguy

anyone know how good the speaker quality is?

thisandthis


quality posts: 5 Private Messages thisandthis

Here is the Cnet review

If smartpost was actually smart...

Catbertthegreat


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Catbertthegreat

It's square! I didn't think they made square HD displays with HDMI ports.

Still doesn't make me want one.

Catbertthegreat


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Catbertthegreat
thisandthis wrote:Here is the Cnet review



Working link
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/philips-19pfl3403d/4505-6482_7-32903808.html

@thisandthis, your link is appending an extra slash on the end, throws a nice 404 error.

DCno10


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thisandthis wrote:Here is the Cnet review



Catbertthegreat wrote:Working review link
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/philips-19pfl3403d/4505-6482_7-32903808.html



"We have not reviewed this product but here is CNET's buying advice on Flat-panel TVs. This content was chosen based on the features included with this model of flat-panel tv."

not quite.

DarkZrobe


quality posts: 44 Private Messages DarkZrobe

We use these for our monitors at my job so we can use it with the computer for a monitor and the inputs for testing various electronics.

Picture is not bad, blacks not the greatest but general television and movies look great. Speakers are loud and have a decent amount of bass so that it doesnt sound tinny but it wont shake anything. The ones at my work are refurbs and they all seem to be scuffy. They do take a while to switch inputs and with the light being a weird dark purplish it is sometimes hard to see if they are on (they take awhile to turn on to). Most seem to have lasted since this summer with the ones that broke they broke within the first month.

I like them and I would recommend them for a spare monitor or a kitchen/dining room tv.

Hope that helps

cedricsmods


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TalKeaton wrote:What exactly are the standards for a TV to be "HD"? I mean, this has HDMI input, but it doesn't reach 1920x1080, which I always thought was the standard for HD.

Any thoughts?



720 and up is HD. 480p is "enhanced definition" which is still better than traditional.

shakensparco


quality posts: 5 Private Messages shakensparco

Wow, this balloon boy created quite the mess.

Give it two weeks and everyone will be saying "What balloon?"

News ebbs and flows I suppose.

kazama


quality posts: 4 Private Messages kazama

so this thing is 4:3?

and if I am understanding correctly, native res is 900p which means it is scaling down to 720p?

no thanks

wanpakumono


quality posts: 64 Private Messages wanpakumono

1080i is overkill for a HDTV of this size.

DarkZrobe


quality posts: 44 Private Messages DarkZrobe
TalKeaton wrote:What exactly are the standards for a TV to be "HD"? I mean, this has HDMI input, but it doesn't reach 1920x1080, which I always thought was the standard for HD.

Any thoughts?



720p (1280x720) and 1080p (1920x1080) are both HD, 480P is Enhanced Television (Cough Gimmick)

This monitor is not true 16:9 and 720p will be skewed a bit. But from my experience both bluray, DVD and other HD content looks good on these.

reako


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svante311 wrote:Horrible reviews on this one.
http://www.buzzillions.com/x/s?Ntt=19PFL3403D&N=0&D=x&os=1



Yeah, pretty much anything Phillips sux.

Just sayin'.

xirian


quality posts: 3 Private Messages xirian
Jaereg wrote:Is HD even necessary on a 19" tv?

I have a 19 inch hdtv in my kitchen. At that size its not so much the resolution, as it is that I just like to have the full widescreen picture.

However, I learned from buying a westinghouse on here that a tv with a 90 day warranty is a no-no. My tv wasn't that old and the screen would only display what looked like a scrambled analog feed or something, for all inputs. Googled and it was a common problem on multiple westinghouse lcd tvs, but since it only came with a 90 day warranty it was long past.

ywkhgqo


quality posts: 7 Private Messages ywkhgqo

720p HD on a tv this size is definitely noticeable, especially compared to SD. This is a awesome desk/bedroom tv you can use as an extra monitor as well. A dorm room might be a little big for this depending on how many people you live with. 22" and up is becoming the standard in dorms.

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DarkZrobe


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kazama wrote:so this thing is 4:3?

and if I am understanding correctly, native res is 900p which means it is scaling down to 720p?

no thanks



No these are not 4:3 there 16:10

kazama


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shakensparco wrote:Wow, this balloon boy created quite the mess.

Give it two weeks and everyone will be saying "What balloon?"

News ebbs and flows I suppose.



Or, perhaps, news floats through the air...

kazama


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DarkZrobe wrote:No these are not 4:3 there 16:10



Went back and looked, it does in fact say "widescreen" in the product details. I must have missed it, long day.

I think I'm still going to pass, the reviews don't look so hot... but it is a good price at $150 shipped (I have a coupon).

JReedNet


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ywkhgqo wrote:720p HD on a tv this size is definitely noticeable, especially compared to SD. This is a awesome desk/bedroom tv you can use as an extra monitor as well. A dorm room might be a little big for this depending on how many people you live with. 22" and up is becoming the standard in dorms.



Agreed. I use this to watch TV from my desk and from my bed which is right next to my desk. Its plenty loud for the size of the TV. Picture is good and the remote is nice, and you can get free HD channels from your cable company with the QAM tuner (not many though).

I've tried hooking it up to my PC with HDMI but it didn't work great, though I am not good at that stuff. It also has VGA in with the headphone-like jack for audio input.

I got it at BJ's wholesale club in February for $247 after tax.

I also wouldn't go on these "horrible reviews" there are only 3 reviews on that site.

Crlygrl34


quality posts: 31 Private Messages Crlygrl34

I wonder if this would be a good TV for the bedroom, my husband likes to watch his cartoons to fall asleep

crake333


quality posts: 0 Private Messages crake333

@applesbananas

The description lists a PC input, most likely a VGA input, so as long as you either have a VGA cable or adapter for your mac, it'll work just fine.

janis2


quality posts: 3 Private Messages janis2

Question: What's best...Plasma or LCD? I'm thinking of buying a 50" TV and am totally confused...Help me, oh techno wizards.

vpshockwave


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blackflag486 wrote:Yes, but it will look like garbage probably.



I dont see why it'd look like garbage. Assuming you're running a native resolution for the monitor it ought to look just as good as any other LCD monitor, other than maybe the color rendering which just varies in quality from monitor to monitor.

Leftard


quality posts: 4 Private Messages Leftard

IMHO...

A 19" Widescreen HD TV might(probably is) be OK for watching "HD" content in a bedroom or small room, but if you watch "SD" content on it, which will be 'black barred' on the sides, it will be like watching an old 15"(approx.) portable TV.

So if you're going to watch mainly/mostly HD content on it, or if it's going to be a desktop tv(roughly two feet away, give or take), then it would be fine.

If on the other hand, you're planning on watching this in a living room or bedroom where the TV will be 10 feet away(approx.), then you might be a little disappointed(especially for SD content).

Not everything is HD, nor will it be. New content yes, but there's still alot shown that is SD.

Once again, just ...IMHO.

cinoclav


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janis2 wrote:Question: What's best...Plasma or LCD? I'm thinking of buying a 50" TV and am totally confused...Help me, oh techno wizards.



Many personal opinions on this one. Depends on your needs... Gaming? Kids (they'll do less damage to the glass plasma screen)? Bright/dark room?

Overall, you tend to get the best pictures on plasma (which is all I own besides my computer monitor). Here's a good cnet link that discusses the basic comparison.

jsmrekar


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bought it to replace an old 20" crt w/ a convex screen. This is going to take up no space because it will wall mount.

We turn the brightness all the way down because we sleep time it while we're falling asleep. Current audio on our CRT is unbearable.

All that being said. People should know what they need and where they are putting it. To compare it to a 1080p 46" plasma is absurd.