I have the same problem. The picture is too much. When i looked at the picture in the store i thought i could change sharpness level. I just bought my Philips 37 PFL 4606H, and now i cant turn it back because the store wont take it back when its used. Im very dissapointed. Philips...pls fix this problem in next firmware. And also, if they can add better .mkv support.
And one more thing....changing aspect ratio during usb playback? The 4606 autofills the screen :(
Yes, then playing videos from USB media, we cant change aspect ratio, contrast, brightness, energy plan and so on.
Philips player only can pause, play, rewind, and its really annoying.
Please make some changes, what we all can control same settings as we can when watching TV, in video player, i don't think that it is something different just enable that options please
Are there any Philips support-persons left here at all ? Any status updates ?
What is the question you are awaiting feedback on?
I just bought 32PFL4606, updated firmware to 2.15 and this ugly sharpness bug is still there... will there be a fix for this, or should i return this TV before its too late? I like it otherwise, it has beautiful picture in PC Mode, unfortunately without the Natural Motion :(
@petasis I would say: read this thread. And also, never mind, because I have had to buy a TV of another brand, after months of waiting for at least an acknowledgement or status-update of Philips' findings concerning this (very fixable) sharpness-bug. Good luck everyone, I hope Philips will one day adress and fix this problem.
i received mine Philips 42PFL4606H/12 yesterday.
I have also an 32PFL5605H in my Bedroom.
The Picture on the 42" model is good, but i'm also having the sharpness issue.
It looks very terrible for example on text overlays in the News (also HD channel).
The compression Artefacts also get highlighted by this, so it looks even more terrible.
Also fast movements are more laggy than on the 5000 Series one.
I've tried all settings.
Didn't have this on my 32" Philips though.
When i connected my PC it looked so oversharpened at first. The only solution is to turn PC Mode on, but then i cant watch HD Movies with 100Hz/Perfect Motion.
I hope Philips will fix this, or i will give my TV back within 2 weeks.
(also using newest firmware)
Still same picture quality issues in newest fw 2.16..
i think the picture quality is artificially kept low.
don't think it's related to a bad panel or something else, the picture just has been "made" bad.
also gave my tv back to the retailer.
wont buy a 4000 series philips anymore.
I'm considering buying this TV and I'm wondering what the problem with subtitles is exactly. From what I'm reading here it appears as though it does work, just not very well. Can anybody shed some light on this please? Thanks!
Hoping for an official input here
Just updated to fw 2.18, no changes to picture, it's still too sharp (for games, at least). Seriously Philips, is there nothing you can do about this?