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This review is from: Sony KDL24EX320BU 24-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Edge LED Internet TV with Freeview (Electronics)
So much more than a TV - a complete entertainment system. Great picture and good connectivity and looks good in the room too. It is easy to set up despite plugging in surround system, VCR and digi-recorder. Optical audio connection means I always get the best possible quality and the sounds goes with the picture without loads of source swapping between devices; what I see is always what I hear.
Internet video is easy to set up by inputting the router code just as easy as with a laptop and I was a little surpised to see that some of the video content is actually worth seeing.
Wireless streaming through home network from the laptop is fairly straightforward with Windows 7 although there was a music folder it did not pick up and which I had to set individually on the laptop for some reason. Having some problem with it seeing BBC iPlayer HD downloads on the laptop at the moment, this may not be possible although standard quality I'm sure will be fine as I think it is a single file - anybody help on this please? Alternative I suppose will be to connect direct through HDMI. (TV has 2, one of which is two-way ARC).
Additionally, you may not need a separate recorder; you can plug in an external hard drive to the USB to use as such, the programme guide has all the functions necessary to set recording.
Only 2 slight downs;
1. It sits very low on the stand so for a standard size TV table it might need to be lifted on to something additional for easier viewing.
2. I'm fairly sure at the moment that it does not support Dolby DTS so I have to listen to all DVD's in standard 5.1
On the whole, a really great TV if it is the correct size for your room.
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Initial post: 18 Aug 2011 18:09:53 BDT
Mr. S Buchan says:
Can you confirm that the TV is full HD and has a resolution of 1920x1080?
I am asking because in the description it describes it as HD ready and a resolution of 1366x768.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2011 18:19:15 BDT
D. J. BURGESS says:
Hello, yes, confirm it is one of the few 24" TV's with full 1080p with LED backlight. I remain impressed and pleased I did not do for the LG.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2011 18:23:21 BDT
Mr. S Buchan says:
Thanks for the quick reply and I will go order the TV
Posted on 14 Sep 2011 15:06:39 BDT
half a century girl says:
Can you confirm the length of the guarantee as other websites including Sony mention Free 5 year?
PS Perhaps you can't see the HD downloads on the laptop if its not HD?
Posted on 8 Feb 2012 12:52:26 GMT
C. A. Chambers says:
You can't see iPlayer downloads from your PC on the TV because they use DRM. The iPlayer widget on the TV uses a streaming service that is different from the PC application.
There's no such thing as Dolby DTS. There is Dolby Surround (also known as AC3) and there's Digital Theatre System, known as DTS. They are not the same. It is highly likely that the TV only supports Dolby and not DTS, but as a) All DVDs are mandated to include a Dolby audio or PCM audio track by the DVD specification and b) Blu-ray players are able to downmix Blu-ray audio to a supported codec, this should not be problematic.
If you wish to retain the DTS audio from DVDs you will need to send the audio directly to the receiver via optical/co-axial digital, or via HDMI.
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