With a flat invar picture tube and the best-available 3D digital comb filtering, this Philips 30" monitor vividly presents the future of television. Smart-looking and entirely equipped for HDTV, it features: a true 16:9 screen format with 6 widescreen viewing modes plus auto, eye fidelity, active control that continuously maintains the optimal specifications you've set, 20W audio with sound-expanding Incredible Surround, side stereo AV in with S-Video and headphone jack, rear stereo AV inputs/outputs with CVI and S-Video, Auto Picture, Scan Velocity Modulation and universal remote control. View larger image for cable hookup guidelines. $99.99 freight provides in-home truck delivery service ($200 value). Matching TV stand sold separately. Imported. 21-1/2Lx35Wx23-1/2H". Weight: 123 lbs.
The 30PW850H's 30-inch Real Flat, high-definition widescreen picture tube affords today's best home cinema viewing when used with a progressive-scan DVD player or an outboard digital set-top box for DTV reception. Picture enhancements include a sophisticated 3D 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).
Eye Fidelity provides the choice between different line doubling and scanning techniques--progressive or interlaced--so you can reduce motion artifacts like jagged edges and stair stepping, viewing material in progressive scan (480p) or a line doubled (1050i) picture.
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.
A shadow mask is a thin sheet of perforated metal behind the screen that restricts electron flow, each hole in the sheet corresponding to a single pixel. An Invar mask uses an alloy that's especially resistant to the high temperatures generated by the electron beam, allowing in a brighter, clearer picture. Further, a feature called Active Control continuously analyzes incoming signals and optimizes picture color, sharpness, contrast, and digital noise reduction 60 times per second.
The set offers stereo reception with 10 watts power per stereo speaker, and onboard Incredible Surround processing simulates surround sound from any two speakers.
Two sets of high-definition component-video inputs (1080i/480p) accommodate a set-top box/HD satellite receiver and a progressive-scan DVD player, while side and rear composite- and S-video inputs accommodate other hardware. Rear-panel audio/video outputs make it a cinch to hook the set up with your home theater surround receiver for a truly immersive AV experience. A 0.125-inch headphone jack lets you listen in private. The set includes an NTSC tuner for standard TV reception and comes with a universal remote control.
What's in the Box
TV, a universal remote control, remote batteries, operating instructions, and warranty information.