New Television

Moi Philips 21

Moi world just got wierder! That iz since i gotta new window-to-da-world! Ok. Enough of cliches & innuendoes…..the fact of the matter is that i bought a new Television for our room, over the weekend. I had this niggling idea in moi brain ever since I moved out but it could be fructified only now. After considering LG, Samsung and even Sony, I went for the tried & trusted brand of Philips. The Model I purchased was the 21PT2125/9 which was a 21" Real Flat model. It set me back by quite a few bucks……around nine thousand to be precise :(Features:

Better quality images that reveal more detail

  • Real Flat picture tube technology brings you lifelike images
  • Crystal Clear improves picture depth
  • Eye-Fi improves the picture whatever the source

Crisp and Clear sound
Eco AV stereo
Designed for your convenience

  • Enjoy natural full-screen images expanded on a 4×3 screen
  • Smart Picture and Smart Sound to personalise your viewing.


Aspect ratio : 4:3
Diagonal screen size (inch) : 21 inch
Diagonal screen size (metric) : 55 cm
Visible diagonal screen size : 51 cm
Display screen type : Real Flat picture tube
Picture enhancement : Contrast Plus, Active Control, Color Temperature Adjustment, Dynamic Noise Reduction
Picture processing : 50 Hz

Output power (RMS) : 2 x 5W

Built-in speakers : 2

Ease of Installation : Fine Tuning
Ease of Use : Auto Volume Leveller (AVL), Smart Picture Control
Remote control type : RCLA015
Screen Format Adjustments : 4:3, 4:3 expand
Clock : On/Off event timer, Sleep Timer

Tuner bands : UVSH
TV system : PAL B/G
Video Playback : NTSC, PAL
Aerial Input : 75 ohm coaxial (IEC75)
Tuner Display : PLL
Number of Preset Channels : 200

Other connections : Monitor out
AV 1 : CVBS in
Front / Side connections : Headphone out

Power consumption : 60W +/- 10% W
Standby power consumption : < 1W
Mains power : AC 140-276V, 50/60Hz

Product weight : 25 kg
Weight incl. Packaging : 30 kg

Now I can merrily watch my fav sports like Formula One, Soccer – even though the Leagues have all ended, there's still the Soccer World Cup,Tennis (The French Open's goin' on) and a li'l bit of cricket! I shall also endeavour to catch up with all those episodes of F.R.I.E.N.D.S I've missed out on! Not to mention the countless movies on HBO, Star Movies & AXN! And can music be far behind…….CHannel [V], MTV, Vh1 all beckon!!! Life's gonna be rosy again….well, atleast between 9 PM and 9 AM :mrgreen:

12 thoughts on “New Television

  1. no to forget ur fav K series :mrgreen:

  2. Congrats YC. Enjoy the late night tv shows.

  3. Yuck! I don’ watch the K serials……Buggers like u , do πŸ‘Ώ Thanks Kaiku, I will πŸ˜‰

  4. The chick are real hot u knw :drool: πŸ˜‰

  5. hau! AXN, Star World aur HBO wagera ke chix haat hain :mrgreen:

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  7. Hi,
    Was reading about new TV,
    Any idea what exactly the ‘ Eco AV Stereo ‘ means. The Philips website describes it as “Using 2 on-board speakers, this device creates a spatial bisonic sound from mono sound power. ”
    Please note the word ‘mono’ sound power. Does it mean that it just simulates stereo sound and in realty it is just a ‘mono’ TV?


  8. Err….I dunno! Don’t care as long as it sounds great :mrgreen:

  9. No doubt it sounds great.
    But I have confirmed that it is a MONO TV.
    Maybe you will come to know about this limitation when you watch a movie from VCD/DVD πŸ˜€
    – Pankaj

  10. Come to think of it, when I watch DVD’s, changing the sound settings on the DVD Player does not have much of a effect in the sound! All I can switch is between Mono & Spatial 😐

  11. In fact the Mono / Spatial modes have no effect on the sound output of that model (2125).
    Spatial effect spans out the mono sound (apparently coming from center of screen of TV) to simulate as if it is coming from 2 different sound sources. (R and L speakers of the TV)

    If you see in the information brochure, Philips ships the same remote for several models.

    The Mono / Spatial button in remote has been provided because this effect is available in other stereo models.

    I got my TV exchanged with model 2443 Eye-Fi (by paying 300 bucks extra).
    This model is real stereo from back to front πŸ™‚
    (Unlike 2125, which has inputs for stereo signal in its back but produces mono sound from the front)

    2443 Eye-Fi has lot more sound modes available like Theater, Hall etc. (as well as functional Mono / Spatial modes).

    I wrote a detailed mail to Philips saying that they are providing misleading information to customers (and dealers) by using terms like ECO – AV Stereo, which everyone interprets as Stereo. I also wrote them the details of the test procedures which I used to confirm that the TV is MONO. Needless to say, they are keeping mum πŸ™‚ and have not replied to my mail even after 3 weeks. I doubt if they will ever take any action on this.

  12. Hehhe! I must say you have a lot or perservereance πŸ™‚

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