purchased a Philips 47"LCD in Jan
model number 47PFL9632D/10
stated all over the literature are the claims of FullHD 1080p 24/25/30/50/60Hz
what is coming out from disgruntled users is that the processor used (5050) is the same as the 1080i sets and not the one used on their newer 9x03 series (nxp5100)
I have never been thrilled with the picture, but the move to Full HD would be an improvement worth getting, so I upgraded my digital feed last week. It was then I spotted the quality of the picture being less than perfect and went on a search for information.
The Jan08 review in What-HiFi made a point of its Full HD resolution and stated it was "worth splashing cash on". The review was specifically for Full HD sets, so it looks like I am not the only one that was taken in, and no wonder - this set has been marketed and specified as having capabilities that it doesn't actually have.
As it has been just over 6mo since purchase, the trading standards put the onus on me to prove the product is not performing up to claimed resolution.
It would appear the set takes a 1080p signal, drops it to 1080i for processing then upscale sit to 1080p, with the resultant quality of picture being that of a 1080i set. there is pixelation around objects and gradation of colour over large colour areas just as with 1080i.
No user has yet had success having Philips admit this is the case. they are wording it very carefully to say not much at all.
having gone to the great trouble of choosing the most future proof set then having it mounted with the surround to fit below, replacing the set is going to be a problem as the QAcoustics surround bar is set in the right position for the TV dims.
what I need now is some assistance from the folks here to expose the issue and act as an expert voice in my case for having this set replaced by a 1080p one as I had intended to own.