Phillips 1080p tv users please read

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Zackmx222, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

    Feb 5, 2001


    There's your problem. Buying high-end video equipment from a place that sells mayonnaise in giant jars isn't a great idea.
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    try $220 for an HD DVD player and most of my disc purchases have been under $20 and I have over 250 HD DVDs.
    A $199(retail price) HD DVD player will be out in the 4th quarter. So street price might be around $150.

    My 1080P set doesn't need to scale 1080i content either. It only needs to deinterlace it.
  3. David Platt

    David Platt Mouse Master TCF Club

    Dec 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    To be fair, the $220 player is not capable of outputting 1080p; that's why I said $300 for a player (HD-A20). I don't want to give Arcady any loopholes to weasel out of his erroneous statement. ;)
  4. dubluv

    dubluv tivo lover

    Mar 3, 2006
    actually, costco adds an additional year on the factory guarantee, which is nice, and they give you 90 days to test drive it, and if you dont like it, you get a full refund. they also carry more brands than in the past. last count, Philips, sharp, sony, samsung, vizio and some others i can't remember, but a check of will show 'em all. local bestbuy and circuit city usually are more expensive, and costco doesnt have any arm twisting sales folks. all in all, i'd rate costco a great place to get a great deal on any hd tv, as long as you've already done a fair amount of your research. again, just my opinion, but i'm sure others will agree.
  5. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

    Oct 14, 2004


    You have bought 250 HD DVD discs? There are only ~280 released to date, and I have seen so many crap titles. There are 77,409 titles out on DVD, and I would never want to own 90% of them. But at least I have a nice selection to choose from.

    As for your $220-300 players, I hadn't realized HD DVD was that cheap now. If I was going to bother with guessing on a format winner, I would buy a BluRay player.

    And my TV sets were both purchased before 1080p sets were out (well there was one set that was like $9000) and there was nothing at all that output 1080p content, so I went with the sets I have. I'm perfectly happy with a 480p component connection from my $35 DVD player and my selection of 500+ DVDs. I also own an upconverting player with HDMI, and it looks no better to me (who cares if the player or the TV does the upconverting?) I still prefer my CRT-based HD sets to fixed-resolution LCD.

    As for my problem with spelling, if you are going to put a product name in a thread title about that product, at least get that name spelled right. Nobody will ever find it in a search if you spell it wrong.
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I also have a bunch of imported titles included in that number.
    And there are more than 280 titles released. Some titles I have don't have a UPC code so they aren't counted for total releases since they aren't sold in the retail supply chain. All the HD DVD HDNet titles I have fall in this category.
  7. Ppod

    Ppod New Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Just got a chance to try the Firmware update.
    Q531U- is what I went to, which while not the newest, was the last 'stable' version. Thus far the hand shake process is improved. Not perfect, but not a 15-20 second fiasco.
    .59.22.0 was just released days ago, but is looking like it might address the rest of the issue (59.15.0 was the last release, and generally not favored by the avs community).
    I'm going to keep the firmware for the next week or so and see how it performs.
  8. blhirsch

    blhirsch Tivo-riffic!

    Mar 1, 2003
    I'll see if that makes matters better.... Thanks!
  9. james.92

    james.92 New Member

    Jul 18, 2006
    Could this thread be moved over to the AVS forums? :)

    They have about 43,000 threads arguing about hdmi, 1080i, etc.
  10. gardavis

    gardavis Member

    Nov 24, 2001
    I wonder if this is the same problem I have with my HP PL4260N. This TV uses Philips remote control codes so maybe it is really a Philips under the skin. Since adding my HD Tivo, it occasionally goes black when changing channels or powering on. I have an A/V Receiver in between the Tivo and the TV. Both connected with HDMI cables. My fix is to power cycle the receiver or sometimes the TV (never the Tivo).

    Gary Davis
  11. HiDefGator

    HiDefGator New Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Perhaps like me, he bought the 1080P set because of the other features they included with the higher price.

    And according to my newspaper today there will be 1080P DVD players out for christmas priced at $199. Unless you want the Blue ray which is still $400+.
  12. Tallguy001

    Tallguy001 Member

    Sep 5, 2003
    Milwaukee, WI
    A new firmware version was just released (64.014). This has resolved the HDMI issue between my TivoHD and Phillips 47PFL7432.
  13. sbird

    sbird New Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    Go get the new Philips firmware release (000.064).
    (Sorry I can't put the direct link in as I haven't posted on this forum 5 times.)

    Philips fixed the HDMI handshaking issues! Works perfectly now with the HD TiVo!

  14. Joybob

    Joybob New Member

    Oct 2, 2007
    You can upgrade firmware on a television?!?!
  15. CharlesH

    CharlesH Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    On some of the newer HD TVs you can. They include a USB port which is there for only that purpose.

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