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Pretty and good
on 11 August 2011
This review is for anyone who is not technical and just wants to know what the TV is like to set up and use.
The TV arrived today (on the dot - very impressed with DPD's email/delivery slot service - which was free with this purchase for some reason).
Anyway the TV. I am not at all technically minded and usually get other people to sort this sort of thing out for me. But I decided to have a go myself. Fortunately, I do happen to have a basic toolkit as you need a cross-head screwdriver to assemble the base and attach it to the TV. That done, it was time to get connected - I plugged the scart into the back (from my V+ box), plugged in the power and switched it on. And I wasn't overly impressed with the picture! Very "pixelated". Of course it turned out that this was because my previous TV was not HD and so I had to use an HD cable (which my brother had conveniently provided me with a while ago) and also switch my V+ box and the TV itself over to HD. All of this is explained on the TV and on V+ so it was easy enough to do. The picture is excellent now.
I then wanted to test out how easy it was to connect to my laptop. I attached an HD cable to my laptop and then to the TV. Instant connection! Truly marvellous. I love it when things are dead simple and just work as soon as you plug them in. The TV has an abundance of other connection points (ports?) of different shapes - most of which I will never use I expect, but it's nice to know I can if I want to! Some are on the side, and some on the back - all are on the right side of the unit (useful to know if you are tight for space).
The TV itself is quite elegant. I really like the "glass" edge and the clean smooth lines. Even the stand is attractive and the swivel feature is useful.
Things to note: As mentioned, you need a cross-head screwdriver. You may also need two HD cables - one to connect to your V+ or Sky box, and another if you want to connect your laptop. So you might want to order those with the TV if you don't already have them to hand. One thing I realised when I went to readjust the position of the TV - don't hold the TV at the bottom right hand side - it turns out it is touch sensitive and there are a load of almost invisible "buttons" there. It causes mayhem if you hit several at one time!
Overall, I am very pleased with this TV. It's pretty and it's a good television.