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Great TV without breaking the bank
on 1 July 2012
I bought this TV to replace an ageing Toshiba 32" LCD and after three days of ownership I'm exceptionally pleased, for the price this TV is a complete bargain! Both HD and SD picture quality is excellent, once you've fiddled with the settings (out of the box its very bright, saturated and contrasty). Use with an XBOX is very good, I have it hooked up to a Humax Freeview HD box and a Western Digital WDTV player, both of which look great on the TV. I've not tried the built in Freeview tuner so can't comment on that. Built in speakers are what you'd expect from a TV, I hooked mine up to the stereo as quickly as possible! It may be *only 720p* but I don't have any 1080p sources, so that wasn't an issue for me and besides, 720p still looks amazing.
There are a few cons to consider though.
Connectivity - One SCART socket is a little tight, two HDMI is manageable considering how cheap HDMI hubs are. No RCA connections for output to a stereo is a bit rubbish, there is an optical output but those with older equipment like myself will have to use the headphone jack, which in fairness works OK and still sounds miles better than the built in speakers.
Reflective screen - perhaps this is just due to being used to a matt finish on the old TV, but the screen does seem very reflective, distracting when the room is bright and you can see a reflection of yourself!
If you're looking for a really good TV that doesn't cost a fortune, this is it.