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28 Inch Display
16:9
4:3 Enhanced Aspect Ratio
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Philips 32PW6515

“Owned our 32PW6515 for 5 years and had to call...”

Written on: 21/07/2007 by lamby67 (1 review written)

Owned our 32PW6515 for 5 years and had to call engineer out after 3 days for water lines on screen. Then the TV had to have a new micro processor a year later. Loud popping noise when changing channels after about 3 years. Now the tube has given up the ghost and will cost about £500 to repair so it's basically a write off and in the skip! Nice people at Philips did not want to know and said we should have bought extra cover.
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Philips 32PW6515

“I bought one of these Widescreen TVs 4 years ago for...”

Written on: 23/03/2007 by MichelleEastwood (1 review written)

I bought one of these Widescreen TVs 4 years ago for £820.00, and have had nothing but problems. Within the first year the 2nd Tube had gone and yes it has gone again this month. Also minor problems within the 4 years. I would never buy another Philips TV ever. I have 17 year old Sony that it still going strong, so will be buying another one of those this weekend… Read Full Review

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Philips 32PW6515

“I bought my 32PW6515/05 on the web in June 2002, since...”

Written on: 11/07/2003 by Bob Mitchell. (1 review written)

I bought my 32PW6515/05 on the web in June 2002, since when we've been very happy until last month when a fault developed. Now, some time after being switched on the screen will go completely bright red with oscillating lines. Recorded output to video tape is OK, so it is just the screen. On looking up the purchase date I discovered it had just gone out of guarantee. I am dreading the repair cost. Grrr… Read Full Review

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Savo's Response to 114976_Bob Mitchell.'s Review

Written on: 21/11/2003

My T.V. as just developed the same problem what was causing the fault

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Tonyone's Response to 114976_Bob Mitchell.'s Review

Written on: 21/07/2009

I am having the same problem, have you fixed your problem yet?

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235574_Taffy Pickles's Response to 114976_Bob Mitchell.'s Review

Written on: 24/03/2006

Bought my Philips 32PW6515 end of 2001 and paid over £900, up until 5 weeks ago no problems. Now telly has an intermitent fault-a green flickering on the screen and then total green screen, until it switches itself off. It also has a white line on the green screen. My local repairman says it is a common problem with Philips TV's, it's the green cathode on the CRT and to get one from Philips. I have spoken to them on the phone and they have told me to put it all in writing and now am waiting to hear from them. Personally, I thought I would spend a bit more money on an excellent brand, but now would never recommend. Has anyone else had these sort of problems or heard of this with these televisions, thanks.

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Philips 32PW6515

“I have this 32PW6515 for just over 2 years. It has now...”

Written on: 21/06/2003 by yuan. (1 review written)

I have this 32PW6515 for just over 2 years. It has now developed a habit of going on strikes
It sometimes refuses to start. When I switch it on, the power light lit, but the screen remain black and silent. Under normal circumstances I will hear a cracking sound (from the tube?) when the screen become white. But when it is on strike, no sound is heard. The set was suspected to be interfered with my wireless broadband router from LinkSys, but it has been ruled out.

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Janetkilleen's Response to yuan.'s Review

Written on: 16/09/2003

I have exactly the same problems and am trying to resolve them - if you get the answer please post

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Damonator's Response to yuan.'s Review

Written on: 18/06/2013

mine likes to do the opposite by turning itself on whenever it feels like it and then it starts creaking

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Yuan's Response to yuan.'s Review

Written on: 13/11/2003

apeiron,
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<br>The problems with my set happened gradually. Initially we can wait, or press some button, to fix it. Soon it got worse and worse, and finally stopped working altogether!
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<br>So don't be happy so soon. watch out.
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<br>Your best bet is to get Philips to repair it for free.

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Apeiron's Response to yuan.'s Review

Written on: 13/11/2003

This morning it happened again. Same problem as above.
<br>This time, I changed the RF cable, and watched a tape, for about 30 minutes, no problem. Then I switched back to the terrestrial channels (CH4 I believe it was), *through* the VCR, and bang! the TV stop responding.
<br>As before, the only thing I could do to resolve the situation was to switch the TV off, using the front panel switch, detach the aerial and switch it back on. All fine, I could watch DVD's and tapes.
<br>But as soon as I was trying to watch some normal TV, again, through the VCR, which is connected to the TV via a SCART, the TV's controls were in tilt.
<br>I now suspect a sort of weird signal coming through the mast must confuse the TV. So far, it only happens in the mornings between 7.15am - 800am. Most days I switch the TV on at about 6.45am and switch it off at about 7.05am.
<br>No problems whatsoever in the afternoon or evenings.
<br>Again this is solely related to the terrestrial channels.
<br>I wonder if the introduction of DVB on terrestrial TV carries some kind of signal that this TV is unable to decode.
<br>Time will tell.

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Janetkilleen's Response to yuan.'s Review

Written on: 13/11/2003

Yes
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<br>I wrote to Philips and complained bitterly (my set is nearly 2 years old) I told them that the fault is obviously common because of my internet research and because all the repair companies I'd spoken to seemed aware of the fault. Philips got me to send my original receipt, a REPORT from a local TV repair company (not a quote). They were very efficient and responsive, they offered to fix it for £55 (labour only) I was very persisitant, telling them that although I appreciated their offer I still thought it unfair due to the supposed quality of Philips products (it should have lasted longer than 2 years) and eventually they had it taken away and repaired it, with apparently updated parts, for nothing.

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Yuan's Response to yuan.'s Review

Written on: 12/11/2003

I have my local tv repair company (phase TV in west byfleet, woking, surrey) fix the telly. It took them ages and they had to replace a main chip. The total cost of the repair was about £140.
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<br>If there are similar problems for the same telly, then Philips should have recalled the set!
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<br>yuan

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Angieandmatt's Response to yuan.'s Review

Written on: 12/11/2003

We have exactly the same problem too. Has anyone managed to get theirs fixed? We have been told by our tv repair company that the board PCB 3139 needs replacing but philips will not release the board and are denying that it is faulty. Our tv repair company says the tv should have been recalled as it is a common fault. Anyone no where to go from here??? Our tv is 2 and a half years old

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Apeiron's Response to yuan.'s Review

Written on: 07/11/2003

I have experienced the same problems.
<br>This morning, I switched on my TV and it did not display any picture.
<br>After several trials, I discovered the cause of the problem. If I switch my tv set on and disconnect the aerial, I can watch tv (well, that gray thing when there is no channel to display) and I can switch to DVD or VCR or anything, and operate it as normal.
<br>As soon as I connect the aerial and I try to switch to one of the channels, after a few seconds it lock out.
<br>My belief is that somehow, the carrier signal is affecting the TV: probably the channel ID (displayed at the bottom) is causing a bug in the TV frontend and locks out.
<br>I am about to try tonight watching TV through the VCR, that is aerial plugged into VCR, and SCART from VCR to TV. I am pretty sure I will not experience this problem anymore.

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Philips 32PW6515

“I had the same problem. Just 10 months into using my...”

Written on: 11/06/2003 by Soph. (1 review written)

I had the same problem. Just 10 months into using my Philips 32PW6515, bright red & green stripes would appear on the screen. These would normally emerge when the TV was first put on, then depending what mood it was in, it would either try and correct itself straight away or not at all. I had this problem twice and it still played up.

Also I've notice a funny popping sound on certain channels when the volume was increased. Very Strange… Read Full Review

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Philips 32PW6515

“I thought Philips would have solved the problems with...”

Written on: 29/03/2003 by rando. (1 review written)

I thought Philips would have solved the problems with the new model 6516. Nope. Picture curved strongly towards the center in 4:3 mode. In 16:9 chunks of picture were eaten out. And yes, there was an irritating sound when swithing channel.

After two visits to repairs picture geometrics got even worse. I went back to the shop, and got Panasonic 28 inch PL1 instead and have been happy ever after (except poor teletext!)… Read Full Review

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Philips 32PW6515

“I bought the TV, Brand New from an Auction house 2...”

Written on: 23/01/2003 by Davey B. (1 review written)

I bought the TV, Brand New from an Auction house 2 weeks ago, for £250! "no that`s not a misprint" plus taxes it came to around £320. I bought it to replace a 28"W/S philips I had had for about 4 years ( I sold the 28"W/S for £250 in a private sale, Hee! Hee!.)And as for the pops as some people are calling them, haven`t happened to me since I swapped the positions of the cordless S/Speakers. I guess the Active Speaker has to be in a good position to receive the signals?, anyway it worked for… Read Full Review

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Philips 32PW6515

“I was reluctant to purchase it initially since I...”

Written on: 01/12/2002 by terry. (1 review written)

I was reluctant to purchase it initially since I heard so much about this alleged humming noise. However much to my relief my set seems to be fine. There is no channel pop or interference from the subwoofer. There are several features-you can adjust the picture quality and sound using presets or manually, you can adjust the viewing area and dimension. Vitual dolby will never be like pro logic seperate speakers but the sound from integrated speakers is more than satisfying… Read Full Review

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Philips 32PW6515

“I bought my TV in May 2002 from Currys and noticed a...”

Written on: 26/11/2002 by Nigel. (1 review written)

I bought my TV in May 2002 from Currys and noticed a low hum emitting from rear speakers. It was also prominent when the Sky Banner appears on screen. I've had 5 engineers out who have failed to diagnose the problem. Currys will not give me a refund or exchange - customer service very poor. I have also got the Trading Standards involved and will be taking Currys to the Small Claims Court… Read Full Review

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74524_Jacks.'s Response to 53616_Nigel.'s Review

Written on: 21/02/2003

I totally ageee with the comment about unhelpful customer service with Curry's. Have exactly the same fault with our TV and they are saying there is nothing wrong with it.

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Philips 32PW6515

“I purchased my Philips PW6515 32" widescreen TV from...”

Written on: 10/09/2002 by Mike. (1 review written)

I purchased my Philips PW6515 32" widescreen TV from PowerHouse who now want nothing to do with as they say that it is operating under manufacturers specification and their engineers say that the hum is an inherent fault with this particular model (the pop apparently is a faulty valve?)
The reason given for the hum is interference on an internal cable (this is the reply given to PowerHouse from Philips)
I have since spoken to an ex-employee of Philips who says that the fault stems from some… Read Full Review

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38670_Maciekj.'s Response to 37156_Mike.'s Review

Written on: 20/09/2002

Hi. Contact the Philips Service. They should remove problems with picture. I'm waiting for this. They know about the problem and make a small changes on the chassis.

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Philips 32PW6515

“I've bought my Philips PW6515 widescreen TV in Media...”

Written on: 29/07/2002 by Maciek J. (1 review written)

I've bought my Philips PW6515 widescreen TV in Media MARKT (German chain with equipment) for a very special price (last products) ca. 430 Pounds. The picture, which interests me mostly, is very sharp and good quality. Some little picture bugs doesn't worry me because of 24 month service warranty. With DVD picture it is absolutely great. I had a choice between the Philips and the 100HZ Samsung Plano. 100 Hz equipment for under 1200 Pounds is, for me, controversial. Sound is good but I'm using… Read Full Review

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Philips 32PW6515

“I too have had geometry and subwoofer humming problems...”

Written on: 28/05/2002 by Si. (1 review written)

I too have had geometry and subwoofer humming problems with my Philips PW6515 32" widescreen TV. Philips provided a fix which involved plugging the subwoofer cable into a different socket within the TV. This provided a slight improvement but not enough. I will be replacing the TV for one from a different manufacturer… Read Full Review

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Philips 32PW6515

“I recently bought the 28" version of the Philips...”

Written on: 29/04/2002 by John. (1 review written)

I recently bought the 28" version of the Philips PW6515 32" widescreen TV. The major drawback with this set is when changing to superwide mode, chunks of the picture are lost vertically, very irritating… Read Full Review

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Philips 32PW6515

“A lot of people seem to be commenting on the geometry...”

Written on: 19/04/2002 by Greg. (1 review written)

A lot of people seem to be commenting on the geometry problems of the Philips PW6515 32" widescreen TV.
Surely Philips must be aware of this?
In spite of all I read I went ahead and bought one.
I am in general pleased.
The sound is very good.
The picture, especially with DVD's is good apart from, you guessed it, geometry problems at the sides resulting in
slightly bent vertical lines.
Viewing in 4:3 mode is fine, switching to widescreen (which of course is why I bought a WIDESCREEN model)… Read Full Review

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Philips 32PW6515

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Written on: 26/02/2002 by hoi. (1 review written)

Hi,
I just bought the Philips PW6515 32 inch widescreen TV and have also noticed that when changing channels there is a 'channel pop' as I wondered from you other peeps if when you had the tv replaced if this fault disappeared. Also when changing channels does the tv show a line only momentarily across the screen ?

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Philips 32PW6515

“I have had 2 PW6515 sets. ”

Written on: 07/08/2001 by Paul. (1 review written)

I have had 2 PW6515 sets.

My original set suffered from a background hum and a pop when changing channels. The level of hum depends on the brightness shown on the screen. When running the sound through an external system (not using TV components for sound) the buzz disappeared - i.e. TV fault.

If there is a high contrast change - i.e. strobe effects in a film, areas of the screen will turn to red pixels for a brief period. This happens on all widescreen modes (all but 4:3 mode).

I had the… Read Full Review

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6933_Aceis.'s Response to 3343_Paul.'s Review

Written on: 07/12/2001

I disagree with this review. After looking at several brands i found this one to be the best value for money. The picture quality is superb.

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Paul Mcc.'s Response to 3343_Paul.'s Review

Written on: 31/01/2003

I had bought 32PW6515 model back in March 2002 and by September the TV was having problems handling any sort of explosion or strobe effects, that irritating hum and pretty bad picture distortion. After 3 attempted repairs and some of the worst customer service I have ever seen I finally got the set replaced. I now have the 32PW6506 model which touch wood, is working perfectly can't hear any hum at all and the picture is great. Definitely wouldn't go for a Philps product again.

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Paulbsr.'s Response to 3343_Paul.'s Review

Written on: 22/01/2003

I just purchased a 32PW6515. I suffer from the "red pixalation" and "geometry" but not the "Hum". I'm dealing with my retailer now and am going to engage Phillips directly about this.

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49210_John.'s Response to 3343_Paul.'s Review

Written on: 08/11/2002

I have had 2 of the 28inch sets as well and am now looking for a different make after 4 faults. The high contrast blocking problem seems to be a design fault. To check this, I created a video tape with white flashes on it and the retailer tried it on every set before it went out and they all had the fault! I have noticed that the sets in other the local shops also have this fault. You may not notice this fault a first, but once you do it becomes very irritating.
Another common fault is where the TV switches to the AV input by itself.
My set also displayed the letters S.D.M. and turned itself off...
Having had it repaired 3 times, finally it will not now turn on at all.
I am very concerned about the long term reliability of these sets and therefore want to change.

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12560_Wills.'s Response to 3343_Paul.'s Review

Written on: 12/02/2002

I commented about the 28" version of the PW6515 last week. My dealer promptly replaced the set due to the original sound problems. However the replacement had serious geometry issues with banana like curves at the top and right side of the picture and a 10 degree angle from vertical on the left side. In general the picture quality is also much poorer than the first set. The background hum was quieter but still noticeable. My dealer has again offered to replace the set, but I am now fed up and think I will simply go for something different. Possibly JVC? Shame really because if the build quality was better, it would be a great TV.

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12521_Paul.'s Response to 3343_Paul.'s Review

Written on: 11/02/2002

I am the author of the original review.
<br>The 3rd set I had (replaced Nov 2001) did not have the red pixelation issue - the set was good. It seems Philips has sorted out the issue.
<br>One observation I do have about Philips is that they do not sell direct in the UK they only sell through distributors. Therefore they are totally unwilling to help regarding issues with any Philips products. Therefore make sure you purchase Philips goods from someone with a good returns policy.
<br>I still get a slight buzz from the TV. I have heard this is quite common with TV sets that have integral subwoofers. It is a very minor issue and since I use a sound processing system external to the TV and have the TV sound muted I do not have any issue.
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<br>I had a horrible purchasing experience but am now happy with my TV - both style and picture.

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12030_Will.'s Response to 3343_Paul.'s Review

Written on: 07/02/2002

I've just bought the 28" version of the PW6515 and have also noticed the background hum with bright pictures. However it seems to be from the speakers rather than the screen. It also does the pop when changing channels. I'll be speaking to my dealer later today to see what they suggest. Having said that, the TV looks great and the picture quality is very good.

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8417_Big Al.'s Response to 3343_Paul.'s Review

Written on: 03/01/2002

I too have one of these sets. I have also had the red blocking (thought it was ITV Dig initially) and the low hum. Had the set replaced after 6 months (excellent service from Empire Direct) and touch wood, both issues have gone.
<br>Now it is a great looking set with a fantastic picture.

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