List Price: $1,399.99
Sale Price: $700.00
Revel in the beauty of high-definition imagery with the 34PW8402 34-inch RealFlat television from Philips. With its 16:9 aspect ratio, your widescreen DVD movies and HDTV television programming (from a DTV receiver, sold separately) will match their original dimensions. The 34PW8402's RealFlat tube provides reflection- and distortion-free pictures for maximum viewing comfort, while the DAF (Dynamic Astigmatic Focus) CRT gun ensures reliably excellent quality.
The set offers numerous image enhancements. Crystal Clear III encompasses velocity-scan modulation and a 2D Y/C digital comb filter, which improves quality of incoming interlaced video signals by removing blurred edges between colors and reducing dot crawl (tiny, moving dots of color along a sharp color separation in a vertical line, as in a depiction of a character's striped T-shirt).
Velocity-scan modulation improves the definition at picture edges, creating sharper images by slowing the CRT (cathode-ray tube) beam's horizontal scanning during demanding work--say, when rendering transitions from light to dark parts of an image--and speeding it up when scanning easily rendered sections, like broad dark areas.
EyeFidelity (480p/1050i) brings interlaced sources like VCRs and non-progressive-scanning DVD players into the digital realm, giving you a choice between different line doubling and scanning techniques, progressive or interlaced, to reduce motion artifacts like jagged edges and stair stepping. A feature called Active Control 2 continuously analyzes incoming signals and optimizes picture color, sharpness, contrast, and digital noise reduction 60 times per second.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a lossless, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface to link the set with any audio/video source (such as a set-top box, DVD player, or AV receiver). HDMI supports standard-definition (SD), enhanced definition (ED), or high-definition (HD) video, plus multi-channel digital audio--all using a single cable. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports up to 8-channel digital audio, with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements.
Five audio/video connections accommodate composite-video, S-video, and high-definition component-video (480p/1080i), with one set of composite-video-based AV inputs for feeding a DVR, VCR, or surround receiver. A set of side AV inputs (composite- and S-video) simplify spontaneous hookups with camcorders, gaming consoles, and other devices.
The set pumps 10 watts RMS per channel into its twin speakers. If you're not using a surround speaker system at home, the set's Virtual Dolby Surround will simulate surround sound from any 2 speakers. A .125-inch headphone jack lets you listen in private.
What's in the Box
TV, remote control, remote batteries, and a user's manual.
- 34-inch widescreen RealFlat CRT offers vivid, high-contrast HD image; TV measures 39.5 x 25 x 23 inches (W x H x D)
- 1080i and 480p capable with 1 HDMI digital input, 2 HD component-video inputs, and 9 total video inputs
- Active Control 2 analyzes incoming signals and optimizes color, sharpness, contrast, and digital noise reduction
- EyeFidelity lets you choose between different line doubling and scanning techniques (progressive or interlaced)
- 10 watts per channel x 2 with Dolby Virtual Surround to simulate surround sound from the set's 2 speakers