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A Philips TV Of Your Choosing

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wootalyzer


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wootalyzer

Wootalyzer's Pricing Post! - The price of today's woot item is saved here for future reference
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A Philips TV Of Your Choosing
$179.99 + $5 Standard Shipping
Condition: Refurbished

*DISCLAIMER* Wootalyzer! is in no way affiliated with Woot!, and this post may not always be here!

lichme


quality posts: 3111 Private Messages lichme

13 Reviews (at least for the 32) on Amazon. Personally, I've always had great experience with Phillips products.

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3795 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

3.0 out of 5.0 stars on the 40" LCD (40PFL3705D) over at amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-40PFL3705D-F7-40-Inch-1080p/dp/B003DPKP86

sailor13305


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sailor13305

Phillips is getting out of consumer electronics. So not sure how long will be supported

luke975


quality posts: 14 Private Messages luke975
sailor13305 wrote:Phillips is getting out of consumer electronics. So not sure how long will be supported



well that sucks. I have a 42in tv of thiers.

to the woot staff member that screwed up the back2skool code so I could get a lot of nice things for free - thank you.

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 604 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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sailor13305 wrote:Phillips is getting out of consumer electronics. So not sure how long will be supported



Are you talking about this? Sounds like they're partnering but not leaving.



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traquy


quality posts: 53 Private Messages traquy

So, would the 32" with NetTV be a good choice for a spare room? My Mom is looking for a 32" TV for the spare bedroom for me and my Aunt to use when we visit. She has wifi and a Netflix/Amazon account we can use, and basic cable in there. Thoughts? $199 seems like a good deal here.

stabletk


quality posts: 0 Private Messages stabletk

I have the 32' and its vg. I looked all over for 2 things...a headset plugin and an on/off sw. This had it!
If I had it to do over Id buy the net tv.

comstock1869


quality posts: 1 Private Messages comstock1869

Price of the LCD 40" is your best bet. $299 for 40" not bad. $199 for a 32" is close to $230 new price for 32" 1080p at Fred Meyer. Go with the 40"

asianglow


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comstock1869 wrote:Price of the LCD 40" is your best bet. $299 for 40" not bad."



Oh, but the $$$ you'll save on your electric bill by investing in an LED...

mikem53


quality posts: 5 Private Messages mikem53

My advice and experience with Philips products..
Run... Don't walk... But run as fast and as far as you can from this and other products from Philips..
Seriously... From bad design to terrible execution.. They are one of the worst manufacturers on the planet..

jhkey


quality posts: 51 Private Messages jhkey

Hey woot, what's the point in selecting a screen size when the specific model selection below it is the only pertinent piece of information? Each model is tied to one and only one screen size, making the initial selection unnecessary.

"I double the doctor's recommendation of a glass and a half of wine a day and even treble it with a friend."
- Thomas Jefferson (CT)

casey00001


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Here are new RCA TV's at Walmart priced about the same.

http://www.walmart.com/browse/electronics/tv-video/rca/3944_1060825/YnJhbmQ6UmVhZHkgU2V0IE1vdW50fHxiicmFuZDpSQ0Eie?_refineresult=true&adid=1500000000000038375000&facet=special_offers%3ASpecial+Buy||brand%3AReady+Set+Mount&veh=eml

So this is not a deal.

rosros


quality posts: 2 Private Messages rosros

Actually Philips is the largest consumer electronic/appliance mfg in Europe. Their mid-upper end TV are top notch and competes with the best; unfortunately they bowed out of the USA market because of the cut throat pricing and only kept their entry level TV here. I have one of their mid grade tv and the detail/sharpness looks like a photograph. LIke their Saeco cappuccino and sonic toothbrushes...no problems at all.

sepiper1


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traquy wrote:So, would the 32" with NetTV be a good choice for a spare room? My Mom is looking for a 32" TV for the spare bedroom for me and my Aunt to use when we visit. She has wifi and a Netflix/Amazon account we can use, and basic cable in there. Thoughts? $199 seems like a good deal here.


I purchased the 32" NetTV at costco for 269.99 and it works out really well for my extra room. It is not real fast bringing up some of the apps but it is a tv so i did not expect it to be my primary web device. Bottom line i spent 70 dollars more and still happy.

ReginaFilangee


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comstock1869 wrote:Price of the LCD 40" is your best bet. $299 for 40" not bad. $199 for a 32" is close to $230 new price for 32" 1080p at Fred Meyer. Go with the 40"



I would personally go with a 32" LED over a 40" LCD any day. The difference is quite noticeable. The LED pic is superior, and I'll never go back to LCD. I have a 29" LED (diff. brand) which has a remarkably better picture than my previous 32" LCD.

A few inches isn't much to give up for this. It's one case (ok, an exception really) where "bigger isn't always better." ;-)

May the Crap be with you all!!!

mikem53


quality posts: 5 Private Messages mikem53

The LED is only the backlight..
Has nothing to do with the LCD..

ReginaFilangee wrote:I would personally go with a 32" LED over a 40" LCD any day. The difference is quite noticeable. The LED pic is superior, and I'll never go back to LCD. I have a 29" LED (diff. brand) which has a remarkably better picture than my previous 32" LCD.

A few inches isn't much to give up for this. It's one case (ok, an exception really) where "bigger isn't always better." ;-)



colbytitus


quality posts: 5 Private Messages colbytitus
ReginaFilangee wrote:I would personally go with a 32" LED over a 40" LCD any day. The difference is quite noticeable. The LED pic is superior, and I'll never go back to LCD. I have a 29" LED (diff. brand) which has a remarkably better picture than my previous 32" LCD.

A few inches isn't much to give up for this. It's one case (ok, an exception really) where "bigger isn't always better." ;-)



The LED does nothing to improve your picture quality. All it is is a backlight. You still have a LCD screen on a LED TV. The advantage to LED TVs are savings in electric.
That being said - Philips - Yikes! Ever wonder why they have so much refurb equipment?

radi0j0hn


quality posts: 98 Private Messages radi0j0hn
casey00001 wrote:Here are new RCA TV's at Walmart priced about the same.

http://www.walmart.com/browse/electronics/tv-video/rca/3944_1060825/YnJhbmQ6UmVhZHkgU2V0IE1vdW50fHxiicmFuZDpSQ0Eie?_refineresult=true&adid=1500000000000038375000&facet=special_offers%3ASpecial+Buy||brand%3AReady+Set+Mount&veh=eml

So this is not a deal.



I would take a Philips over an RCA any day. The company "RCA" has NO connection to the famed company of years past.

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Ringo4422


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asianglow wrote:Oh, but the $$$ you'll save on your electric bill by investing in an LED...


They are both LCD TVs. One with fluorescent backlight, the other with LED backlight.

Vizio 32” 720p LCD HDTV (2 of them), Seagate 750GB SATA/300 7200RPM Hard Drive, SiliconDust HDHomeRun Dual Digital HDTV Tuner, Kodak Theater HD Player, Acer Aspire One 10.1” Netbook, Philips Prestigo 8-Device Universal Remote, Asus Eee PC 900 Netbook with 1.6GHz Atom Processor, Philips Upconverting DVD Player with DivX and HDMI, Ashley Rock Axe Full Size Rockband and Guitar Hero Controller for PS2 and PS3, Philips Icon 5 Device Universal Remote, and a bunch of other carp.

elissa.b


quality posts: 1 Private Messages elissa.b

Can you use the net TV to directly connect to Netflix, Hulu, etc? We currently use an old Wii to connect to netflix, but been thinking of buying something like Roku or Apple TV, but will this do the same thing?

coolbreeze


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asianglow wrote:Oh, but the $$$ you'll save on your electric bill by investing in an LED...



Right. At about $.15 per kilowatt-hour, payback will be only about ten years.

djbyers


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ThunderThighs wrote:Are you talking about this? Sounds like they're partnering but not leaving.



Yep... they're completely bailing out of the consumer electronics business to concentrate on more profitable industries like medical equipment and lighting. But this isn't "new" news. They started the bailout almost four years ago when they stopped making TVs for the US/Canadian market and Funai started manufacturing Philips branded TVs for those markets. The recent announcement (last month) was merely the final nail in the Philips consumer electronics coffin.

technosavant


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I have a 32PFL4507 in my office. It looks great when fed an HD signal. Picture quality when given a standard def signal is so-so at best, but mediocre scalers are par for the course with any non first tier brand.

If I needed another TV, I'd jump on that $180 price in a heartbeat.

ReginaFilangee


quality posts: 9 Private Messages ReginaFilangee
Ringo4422 wrote:They are both LCD TVs. One with fluorescent backlight, the other with LED backlight.


Exactly. And as such, it does indeed improve the quality of the picture....just like any LED light is more clear/sharp than a fluorescent light.

ETA: back to my first post, the 32" LCD tv I have is a 1080p 120Hz, while the 29" LED tv I have is only 720p and 60Hz, which "should" produce a LESS-sharp picture. But like I said, the LED backlight source makes it so much better. It's quite noticeable, and it's not just me. I've had several people tell me this one looks so much better than my other one did. The LED is in the same location as was the LCD (so no difference in ambient room lighting, etc.) and the rest of their specs (except for the above) are virtually identical.

May the Crap be with you all!!!

NascarDad


quality posts: 21 Private Messages NascarDad

When you buy a philips refurb TV from woot, make sure you also buy a fire extingisher to keep nearby. Also make sure only to spend money you were going to toss in the garbage can anyhow.
Ours emitted a nasty high pitched whine even when on mute, then a couple of days past the end of the warranty it got very hot and smelled of acrid electrical smoke. Caveat Emptor, I guess. POS is more like it

Ringo4422


quality posts: 22 Private Messages Ringo4422
ReginaFilangee wrote:Exactly. And as such, it does indeed improve the quality of the picture....just like any LED light is more clear/sharp than a fluorescent light.

ETA: back to my first post, the 32" LCD tv I have is a 1080p 120Hz, while the 29" LED tv I have is only 720p and 60Hz, which "should" produce a LESS-sharp picture. But like I said, the LED backlight source makes it so much better. It's quite noticeable, and it's not just me. I've had several people tell me this one looks so much better than my other one did. The LED is in the same location as was the LCD (so no difference in ambient room lighting, etc.) and the rest of their specs (except for the above) are virtually identical.

A smaller screen will always appear to look sharper compared to a larger screen, 720p or 1080p. All network TV stations broadcast in 720p or 1080i anyway.

Vizio 32” 720p LCD HDTV (2 of them), Seagate 750GB SATA/300 7200RPM Hard Drive, SiliconDust HDHomeRun Dual Digital HDTV Tuner, Kodak Theater HD Player, Acer Aspire One 10.1” Netbook, Philips Prestigo 8-Device Universal Remote, Asus Eee PC 900 Netbook with 1.6GHz Atom Processor, Philips Upconverting DVD Player with DivX and HDMI, Ashley Rock Axe Full Size Rockband and Guitar Hero Controller for PS2 and PS3, Philips Icon 5 Device Universal Remote, and a bunch of other carp.

faaaaq


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NascarDad wrote:When you buy a philips refurb TV from woot, make sure you also buy a fire extingisher to keep nearby. Also make sure only to spend money you were going to toss in the garbage can anyhow.
Ours emitted a nasty high pitched whine even when on mute, then a couple of days past the end of the warranty it got very hot and smelled of acrid electrical smoke. Caveat Emptor, I guess. POS is more like it



Yepp. Your singular experience dictates the entirety of everyone else's experiences. Lets hope those who have had no problems don't hear about this.

gvites15


quality posts: 0 Private Messages gvites15

I am new to woot and looking to buy the 40" TV. Does anyone know woot's (not philips) return policy? Do they have one?
thank you!

Goosedude


quality posts: 9 Private Messages Goosedude

Aaah....if only I needed a TV.....the 3 Philipps HDTVs I have bought REFURBED off of Woot have all been pristine and are still going strong.....

The oldest being almost 8 years old!!!

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ROGETRAY


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gvites15 wrote:I am new to woot and looking to buy the 40" TV. Does anyone know woot's (not philips) return policy? Do they have one?
thank you!



Today's sale offers a 90 Day P&F warranty. Normally, we also offer a Woot Limited Warranty, however today's sale is not covered by this.

per the Woot FAQ:

Will I receive customer support like I'm used to?
Not quite. If you buy something you don't end up liking or you have what marketing people call "buyer's remorse," sell it on Craigslist or at a garage sale. It's likely you'll make money doing this and save everyone a hassle. If the item doesn't work, first, find out what you're doing wrong. Yes, we know you think the item is bad, but it's probably your fault. Google your problem, or come back to that product discussion in our community and ask other people if they know. Try to call the manufacturer and ask if they know. If you give up and must return it to us, then follow on to the next FAQ entry.

How do I return a defective product?
Unless we specifically tell you not to, call the manufacturer of the product you bought. You will likely get a replacement of a new model or better item from them. If we still haven't dissuaded you, report your issue through our Support page. It'll go a lot easier if you have the order number, the name of the product you are returning, and a detailed explanation of the problem. We will respond with return authorization by the next business day. Because we aren't likely to have a replacement in stock, you should be prepared for a refund-only option if that's all we can do. Know that return freight will be at your expense. Again, you will probably get a better deal from the manufacturer, or whoever else handling member service for that product.


Goosedude


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Well going from the Philips Refurbs I have bought you probably won't have any issues.

But if you do you can only return it to WOOT if there is something wrong with it.....and methinks you have a month. If you decide you don't want it...you have to refuse delivery.

If there is something wrong with the set after delivery you can have Philipps repair it.

THe Refurb warranty from Philips is usually about 90 Days on Refurbs.

I'm also pretty sure you can purchase a SQUARETRADE Warranty to cover your bases.

gvites15 wrote:I am new to woot and looking to buy the 40" TV. Does anyone know woot's (not philips) return policy? Do they have one?
thank you!



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campbell27


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The short answer is it is wireless and you will be able to connect to at least some of your favorites.


[Experience a rich selection of online service wireless with your NetTV services. Enjoy movies, pictures,entertainment and other online content directly on your TV without any cable clutter whenever you like
• Assign hot keys on the remote for fast and easy access to your favorite apps from the NetTV menu
• With MediaConnect your Mac or PC screen is wirelessly projected on your TV, so sharing content and surfing the internet on your TV has truly become limitless

Jake

StanleyS


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ReginaFilangee wrote:The LED is in the same location as was the LCD (so no difference in ambient room lighting, etc.) and the rest of their specs (except for the above) are virtually identical.


It is possible to adjust the brightness/contrast/color/etc of 2 sets to make one look "better" than the other, no matter what their specs. I suspect that this is the situation in your case. (Read the current issue of Consumer Reports for up-to-date tests of "LED"/LCD/plasma sets).

itchynail


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Is the wi-fi dongle included with the models supporting it?

mrwildwire


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mrwildwire

This has built in wifi but you can access it on the back to change it if it goes bad. I bought the 40 webtv and the sound bar that is also featured today. Should be a nice bedroom set up even though there is no optical output on the TV.

Nickbc87


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(Relatively) new Wooter here. for some reason, it wont let me buy the TV! It's denying me! All my address and credit card information are correct....