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Great TV at the price
on 2 October 2012
Like many of the reviewers for this product, this is not the main TV in our house: we use it in the kitchen, for which it is perfectly suitable and at the price, represents good value.
Out of the box, this produ
ct appeared as a well constructed telivision with a black surround. I could never describe a TV as attractive, but it is certainly not ugly. It has a foot stand, but we chose to wall mount ours and this was a simple process of screwing it to the mount. The item is accompanied by a slim remote control, which does appear flimsy, but in our house, as we only use it to switch the TV on and off, it achieves what it was designed for. Setup was easy and in no time the automatic set-up, from the easy to follow instructions had tuned us into the available channels.
A number of reviewers have raised an issue with the volume not being very powerful. Our model appears to be more than suffiicent for our needs and the sound can be heard quite clearly across our kitchen (16 feet from the TV to where we prepare our food), the picture is good enough for the price and overall we are very pleased.
So why only 4 stars? A couple of things really, firstly the picture, whilst good is almost impossible to get colour saturation and brightness that bit sharp enough: it is hard to describe, but is some situations, say where the screen shot changes from an indoor to an outdoor setting, the colours and brightness just don't seem quite right. Is it a big problem? Not at all, but is one of the reasosn why I have only given it 4 stars. So what is the other? It doesn't have an on/off switch and therefore is always on standby; thus using power. Whilst this is not a major issue for us, as we have a plug socket high up on the wall immediately behind the TV, so we can easily switch the power off when we are not using it, it will have an impact over time and thus make a relatively cheap product cost rather more than a higher quality and initially more expensive product.
Overall though a good product, which is worth purchasing and we are very happy with it.