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Old 15th April 2016, 19:56   #8101
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Default Philips 58PUT8509 4K

Picked up the Philips 58PUT8509 4K, 3D, Smart TV with free Philips sound bar with wired sub (1.2L, with Finance option, )
Has Netflix and Youtube app. Although 4K, these apps only show up as 1080p.
What sold me on this TV was the quality of Standard Definition, it is just brilliant. I was hooked on the VU 55" 4K which is half the price. But the SD quality on VU had me put it on hold.

The pros are as below
1. Great SD on this size screen. Source TataSky HD STB
2. Netflix and YouTube app
3. AmbiLight is really a cool feature.
4. Just love the Picture Quality.

Con
Plays 4K only via HDMI device
Does not play 4K video files via USB/Media Server which played fine on VU55 Iconium.
Does not play my 4K video captured using 4K from mobile.

Does anyone here have the 58PUT8509, if yes how is your experience with it.

The nearest 4K TV was Samsung/LG at over 1.5L. Sony's 4K 3D Smart was over 2L.
Sony's W800C FHD Smart TV 3D had the same price but was not 4K so in time when 4K STB and channels are available it would be a miss.
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Old 18th April 2016, 08:37   #8102
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Which is the best model stabilizer for a 50 in LED TV ?

Planning to incorporate a set top box and a music system tagged to the stabilizer .

Confused in many models, with V Guard Crystal coming into mind.

Any experiences will be highly appreciated
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Old 18th April 2016, 11:44   #8103
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Which is the best model stabilizer for a 50 in LED TV ?
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The following voltage protector will be quite sufficient for your needs:
http://www.amazon.in/Sollatek-TVGR6-...tronics&sr=1-3
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Received a damaged product of Sollatek. Planning to return.

Now, for the 50 in tv, the installer has suggested V Guard Crystal Plus, with Belkin Surge Protector to meet its needs.

Or another choice would be APC UPS

http://www.amazon.in/APC-BX600C--600...s=microtek+ups


Only worry about the APC UPS is , it weighs approx 5 kg. Now, my TV unit doesn't have any supports at the bottom. Was wondering if I can place the UPS on it for continuous operation.

If I remember the specs of KDL 50W800D, it can operate within 100 - 240 V. Now is this is true, wouldn't a surge protector be enough for the TV set.

Appreciate your thoughts on it
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lambuhere1: Don't even try that.

You should never keep a UPS or Stabilizer near or On the TV or vice-versa
it can and will permanently damage the screen for sure.

Buy a good quality extension cable and keep it few feet away.


I went to buy a 40 inch LED TV today, and guess what, when I was about to buy one, I found forgot to bring my debit card which had this much balance.

had to return empty hand :-(

Anyway found 2 very tempting models in Karol Bagh Market
they were genuine Samsung, imported from somewhere
40 inch Samsung was 24.5K (model UA40J5000AK)
40 inch Sony was 26k (model R35C)

However Samsung looks more promising as dealer whom I know thru some contact says, it has not failed on him.

is anyone here using the Gaffar Sold Samsung/Sony ?
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lambuhere1:
Thanks a ton for your advise.

Have dropped the idea in total.

Experience on Sony KDL50W800D :

Reason for dropping the combination of Voltage stabilizer and surge protector is that the TV comes with a power adapter [ like the ones used for laptop ] which will take in AC 100 - 240 V, giving out DC @ 19.5 V. Technician suggested that we don't require the stabilizer as the conversion to DC happens at the power adapter. In case anything happens, the power adapter is conked off and NOT the TV, as the input is DC.

Correct me if the technician is wrong in here.

On another note, got the Tatasky HD Setup. Now in here, I need your inputs. The set top box is connected to HDMI IN 1 / MHL [ Mobile High Definition Link ] on the side of the TV Set. HD Quality is too good. SD Quality is not that great. Now, wondering if we should connect the HDMI Cable to other outlets by removing it from HDMI IN 1 to either HDMI IN 2, 3, 4. Attached image should give you more clarity on the ports of 800D.

I need a longer HDMI Cable to hide it from my desk. Current one is too short.

Have shortlisted two models. listed below.

Amazon Basics :

http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B014...d_i=1388893031

Bluerigger :

http://www.amazon.in/BlueRigger-High...2168022&sr=1-1

Bluerigger has more positive reviews than Amazon Basics.

Need atleast 2 metre HDMI Cable to hide it.

Appreciate your feedback on the aforesaid cables.

Btw, Did anyone watch 3D Movies on the above TV ?

Do we need to pair the TV with Sony Active 3D Glasses, Or Can we opt for another brand ?

Oh, forgot to mention, I don't own a Bluray player. Can I play 3D Content off my hard disk ? Wondering !
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Do we need to pair the TV with Sony Active 3D Glasses, Or Can we opt for another brand ?
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Did your TV not come with 3D glasses? I received three pairs with my 42W800A TV. It is a passive 3D TV, the kind that LG uses.
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On another note :

Did anyone update the software on Sony KDL 50W800D ?

Source :

http://www.sony.co.in/support/downlo...ct/kdl-50w800d

Mods : Can you merge with my previous two messages. Time lost in translation.

@ Anup : 800D Doesn't come with 3D Active Glasses. Need to purchase seperately

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@ Anup : 800D Doesn't come with 3D Active Glasses. Need to purchase seperately
Does this model have active 3D?
Mine has passive 3D.
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lambuhere1: Don't even try that.

You should never keep a UPS or Stabilizer near or On the TV or vice-versa
it can and will permanently damage the screen for sure.

Buy a good quality extension cable and keep it few feet away.

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Why? If that is the case then home theater and speakers should also not be near tv? How about speakers of tv itself?
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lambuhere1: Don't even try that.

You should never keep a UPS or Stabilizer near or On the TV or vice-versa
it can and will permanently damage the screen for sure.

Buy a good quality extension cable and keep it few feet away.
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Your information is outdated. LCD TVs are not affected by magnetic fields; the old CRT TVs were the ones that were affected.
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Why? If that is the case then home theater and speakers should also not be near tv? How about speakers of tv itself?
Most TV's would have very basic speaker systems, and magnet used in those speakers are Small, and a couple of MM of plastic provides enough shield for components behind it.

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Your information is outdated. LCD TVs are not affected by magnetic fields; the old CRT TVs were the ones that were affected.
Sorry to differ a bit on this as many electronic components are supposed to be kept in a magnet free environment, I never mentioned you would get spots on screen as it was in case of CRT tv's earlier but I was referring to whole electronic inside the TV Itself.

Many electronic gadgets specifically mention to be kept away from Strong Magnets or electrical fields, so personally I would not take the risk on such a expensive TV.

That's a reason why Most Newer LED TVs will have a tiny speakers inbuilt, and a power adapter outside, cause most manufacturers don't want magnetic field and heat/magnetic field generating power supply near electronic components on the motherboard.

If you need to keep it that way, it would be better to check with their technical support/service center to make sure it won't affect.
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.... I never mentioned you would get spots on screen as it was in case of CRT tv's earlier but I was referring to whole electronic inside the TV Itself.
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Well, that is not what your post reflected. Here is the precise quote:

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it can and will permanently damage the screen for sure.
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And this, again, is not correct. Home theatre speakers have magnetic shielding fitted inside them, to enable these to be used in close proximity to the CRT TVs of yore.
The reason for the tiny speakers that are found in LCD TVs is that there is a space constraint. There simply is no space to fit large speakers without dramatically increased cabinet size. And the world is going the slim, slimmer way.... Which is why sound bars have become the rage nowadays, for people that do not want to deploy a full sized home theatre system.
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I need a longer HDMI Cable to hide it from my desk. Current one is too short.

Have shortlisted two models. listed below.

Amazon Basics :

http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B014...d_i=1388893031

Bluerigger :

http://www.amazon.in/BlueRigger-High...2168022&sr=1-1

Bluerigger has more positive reviews than Amazon Basics.

Need atleast 2 metre HDMI Cable to hide it.

Appreciate your feedback on the aforesaid cables.
Any pointers on the HDMI Cable Choice.

Planning to purchase them in a day or two
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Any pointers on the HDMI Cable Choice.

Planning to purchase them in a day or two
I can vouch for the Blue Rigger Cables (Have ordered them in various sizes). They are really of good quality. I used some cheap cables (Rs 150) in which the metal pin came off when pulled from the female connector making the cable redundant

Blur Rigger has really good build quality. They claim the their products have Full metal jacket connector. If any cable get damaged, I will check if this feature is true
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