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Philips 34PW9817 review: Philips 34PW9817

Philips 34PW9817

Kevin Miller

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If there is a company that can go head to head with Sony in the style department, it's Philips. The company's 34-inch, 16:9, direct-view, HDTV-capable set--dubbed the 34PW9817--is a pretty stunning piece of equipment that produces an excellent picture. Unfortunately, like Sony's high-end direct-view sets, the 34PW9817 comes at a rather lofty price.
8.0

Philips 34PW9817

The Good

Sleek design; excellent picture performance; 3:2 pull-down in the line-doubler; decent color decoder.

The Bad

Pricey; only one high-definition component-video input.

The Bottom Line

If you're looking for a wide-screen direct-view set and don't mind spending big bucks, this TV should make your shortlist.
If there is a company that can go head to head with Sony in the style department, it's Philips. The company's 34-inch, 16:9, direct-view, HDTV-capable set--dubbed the 34PW9817--is a pretty stunning piece of equipment that produces an excellent picture. Unfortunately, like Sony's high-end direct-view sets, the 34PW9817 comes at a rather lofty price.
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