Philips or Sony Widescreen?

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  1. Tuan Vo

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    Well my dilemma is I have a Philips 30PW862H 30" widescreen and I had it for about three months already. I was just wondering how this one stacks up to the Sony KV-30HS420 because I had bought this one at Circuit City on my Circuit City credit so I could try it out. So far I don't see much of a difference between the two. I mean I like the Sony because its a Sony. I'm willing to sell the Philips out if I plan to keep the Sony, but like yea, I just wanted to know what people's opinion on this would be?
     
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    Well my dilemma is I have a Philips 30PW862H 30" widescreen and I had it for about three months already. I was just wondering how this one stacks up to the Sony KV-30HS420 because I had bought this one at Circuit City on my Circuit City credit so I could try it out. So far I don't see much of a difference between the two. I mean I like the Sony because its a Sony. I'm willing to sell the Philips out if I plan to keep the Sony, but like yea, I just wanted to know what people's opinion on this would be?
     
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    The Sony has a better picture in my opinion, but I dont like the cabinet on the Sony. It just looks like a whole chunk of casing and a small screen in the middle. But that is just me.
     
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    The Sony has a better picture in my opinion, but I dont like the cabinet on the Sony. It just looks like a whole chunk of casing and a small screen in the middle. But that is just me.
     
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    Yes I agree that the Sony's cabinet doesn't look that good. I might consider buying the HS510 series thats on clearance but I heard that those had problems. This one looks bulky and not as sleek as my Philips. I sort of think my Philips has a small power supply because when using Avia to calibrate, it seemed like the vertical lines were bending when I turned the picture / brightness up so that would be the only reason I keep the Sony. If I find a buyer for the Philips I'll keep the Sony but so far I don't find any reason to keep the Sony yet except for a few bells and whistles.
     
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    Yes I agree that the Sony's cabinet doesn't look that good. I might consider buying the HS510 series thats on clearance but I heard that those had problems. This one looks bulky and not as sleek as my Philips. I sort of think my Philips has a small power supply because when using Avia to calibrate, it seemed like the vertical lines were bending when I turned the picture / brightness up so that would be the only reason I keep the Sony. If I find a buyer for the Philips I'll keep the Sony but so far I don't find any reason to keep the Sony yet except for a few bells and whistles.
     
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    The Philips of course...

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    The Sony...just how the tvs actually look...Sony is bulky...and no I don't plan on keeping both even though I would like to...haha
     
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    The Philips of course...

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    The Sony...just how the tvs actually look...Sony is bulky...and no I don't plan on keeping both even though I would like to...haha
     
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    Sony: BETTER RESOLUTION and COLOR. Remember it's main purpose: picture viewing!!!

    Better power supply.

    Any other reason NOT to keep a TV?

    Philips is OK, but picture wise the Sony toasts it. Besides, you;re talking to an owner of a KV-34XBR910. The 420 is respectable in comparison. For the price it's the best TV on the market.
     
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    Sony: BETTER RESOLUTION and COLOR. Remember it's main purpose: picture viewing!!!

    Better power supply.

    Any other reason NOT to keep a TV?

    Philips is OK, but picture wise the Sony toasts it. Besides, you;re talking to an owner of a KV-34XBR910. The 420 is respectable in comparison. For the price it's the best TV on the market.
     
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    Yeah I agree the sony has a better powersupply. I'll find out when I use Avia on it but I still might have to return the Sony if I can't find a buyer for the Philips.
     
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    Yeah I agree the sony has a better powersupply. I'll find out when I use Avia on it but I still might have to return the Sony if I can't find a buyer for the Philips.
     
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    The component inputs work with both HD and non-HD, theres more connections and it has HDMI separate from the component while the Philips has the DVI coupled with the component HD. The components work only HD exclusive so when I have my PS2 hooked up it wouldn't play games so I had to connect it to the S-video. And the power supply on the Sony is much better than the Philips. I could tell using Avia that the Philips had a weak power supply. But other than that I'll be okay with keeping the Philips. I like both TVs almost equally. The Philips has PIP / PAP and a headphone jack. Thats about it. More opinions would help still. Thanks so far.
     
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    Well, after discussing with the manager at Sears, he let me return the Philips tv, even though it was 90 days since I bought it. Very nice of Sears. Sony has just too good of a power supply over the Philips. No wavy picture on the edge of the TV screen. Its just a matter of how the new Toshiba series holds up against the Sony which I might make a new thread for. Thanks for all the opinions.
     
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    Is there a cheaper/better successor coming out soon for this TV? The Sony one I mean.
     
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    The KV-30HS420 is pretty good for its price already and it just came out like 2 weeks ago. Slashed 500 off of the KV-30HS510. But so far alot of HDTVs in the 30" range are going down. The Toshiba 30" thats going to come out, I heard its 100 less than the Sony. The new Samsungs have DVI and built in HDTV tuners for the same price as before. Walmart has a Sanyo 30" for an attractive price. Yep...so many choices out there as opposed to a year ago...
     

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