I highly recommend everyone passes on Philips if you are going to hook up a PC. Too many issues involving the sound-over-HDMI and the likelihood that your video card is a nVidia. Otherwise, get this TV - the clarity and colors are amazing. Even still, if you’re ready to put in a few hours and a lot of effort getting your video driver set up to work around the Philips-nVidia issue.
i have a DVI to VGA cable
and I do like the quality of RGB over HDMI when using one of these as a pc monitor. but that won’t help you here considering this only has HDMI ports
It’s all fun and games until The Mule comes around…
You see this specific model for $100 more brand new on Amazon? I can’t find it… I searched this model# and the cheapest I found was $977 plus $99 shipping. Even the cheapest refurb I could find on Amazon was $925 after shipping. If you’ve got a link, please share.
here it is at $899 plus $59.00 shipping
refurbs always scare me, especially on a tv
Are you referring to the 4th item down here? Click it and the price magically goes up $100!
edit: I just checked it again (in the morning) and Amazon already fixed the price…
huh…leave it to amazon to screw up the price.
Still, $699.99 is compelling, even for a refurb. Since I have an ATI video card may be all the more reason to buy it.
I just bought a Vizio new from Costco, same specs:
Both prices are effectively delivered (pick up at store) So for Philips and recertified, you save about $200.
I have this tv and love it! only thing that is weird are the speakers are facing away from the front of the TV
Your TV has a higher contrast ratio but a worse response time.
Did you purchase this new or is it a refurb? How long have you had it?
Can buy the same model online at Wal-Mart for $749 new.
I own this model TV as well and it’s been great to watch. Bought it over a year ago from tigerdirect for $1000 refurbished and thought it was a good deal then. One issue I have noticed is a really annoying static sound if I turn an HDMI device off and leave the TV on that input. It may be the way I have it connected to my surround system, I don’t remember if it has that issue with the built-in speakers. Overall, a great value.
Gonna be a slow night on Woot
that is NOT the same model. your link is to a 3704 not a 5704. your link is to a 60hz model. obvious price difference.
something tells me that there is some biasm going on in these discussions in favor of this deal…can woot workers join this discussion?..$100.00 cheaper but it is a refurb…yeah no! Not a good deal.
Do all refurbished come w/o owners manual? I see no mention of one. -Power consumption is 280W, which seems high. Does this fall under the energy conservation( energy star rating?) situation. --Also, as a guy noted above, if this is at Walmart fort $749, it’ll probably be down to $699 new somewhere soon, seems to me.
as i noted, thats a lower spec model at walmart