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Philips 32PF7520D

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The new state-of-the-art 32PF7520D from Phillips represents the ultimate in the current LCD TV line from the company. This could possibly be topped only by the flagship 9380 flat TV range, which is awaited with bated breath. Though it is more expensive than some of the other Philips products, it is not as expensive as one would expect such a high quality product to be.

The 32PF7520D features a Freeview digital tuner that’s built-in and fully supported by Freeview’s seven-day electronic programme guid…

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The new state-of-the-art 32PF7520D from Phillips represents the ultimate in the current LCD TV line from the company. This could possibly be topped only by the flagship 9380 flat TV range, which is awaited with bated breath. Though it is more expensive than some of the other Philips products, it is not as expensive as one would expect such a high quality product to be.

The 32PF7520D features a Freeview digital tuner that’s built-in and fully supported by Freeview’s seven-day electronic programme guide (EPG). This also allows you to set direct recordings from EPG. A ‘Pulse Killer Chip’ provides the digital tuner protection from impulse noise and electrical interference.

The 32PF7520D has gained the approval of the official EICTA HD. There are however some misgivings. This TV takes the required digital video HD signals and component video HD through one single input, which is a DVI jack. While this is acceptable for straight, simple DVI connections it requires a whole lot of complicated fiddling around to connect either the component analogue HD to VGA adaptor or the CGA to DVI adaptor.

Freeview feeds, which are outstandingly sharper looking, convincingly display the detail-boosting talents of Pixel Plus. There are some drawbacks though. The 32PF7520D tends to exaggerate the MPEG, thus blocking the noise that is inherent in a lot of Freeview broadcasts. Sometimes this causes an appearance of vertical striping over the contours. The other drawback is that the movement looks a tad unnatural. A small smearing effect is noticeable which is presumed to have been caused by the limited response time of the LCD, and the Digital Natural Motion processing of the screen could cause the occasional flickers.

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