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Bush 669 OD 28 DIGITAL TV
Bush 669 OD 28 DIGITAL TV
Date: 01/06/02, updated on 05/06/02 (520 review reads)
Advantages: GOOD PICTURE, ,SOUND
Disadvantages: NO FOLTS
I bought a Bush 6690D / 7690D Digital Television as a treat having been made redundant (Got some tax back). I thought it would help make viewing DVD's better.
The blurb said that it has;
improved crystal clear picture,
on screen guide,
advanced digital text,
4:3 and 16:9 broadcasts,
full remote control,
av in and out,
10 free digital chanels;
a buit in modem (just discovered this),
rear mounted card slot and
a common interface to allow for future upgrades.
I purchased the television at Dixons. It was for the amazing price of £399.00. The fact that it was digital integrated made it a winner. Now we are ready for the government to switch off analogue. We were looking for a widescreen television, but this offers more than the others on the market at the same price.
The only point to quibble over is the lack of a second scart socket. There is only space for the DVD player, not the video recorder. This is the minor hassle which gets annoying when you want to record a programme. We will work around this.
The clarity of the pictures is brillinat and the sound quality is awsome. Watching "Saving Private Ryan" was a pleasure.
Having a screen at 28", as opposed to our old 24", does not sound a lot, but it makes a big difference. If only we could have afforded the 32"? Maybe another time.
The television has a card slot which is signed as being Ondigital. If you want to subscribe to their services then there is a card aready there waiting to eb activated. This is optional and can be done when you are ready. In the meantime, so long as Ondigital broadcasts in your area, you can receive the free digital braodcasts (BBC Choice, Knowledge, 24hrs news, STV2 etc. I like the BBC Knowledge channel when I get the chance to watch it.
Bush does not seem to rate as a top player
when I talk to people who are technically minded, but we have not been disappointed so far. At the end of the day it may not carry the logo, but if that is all that is diiferent then I am more than satisfied with the work horse. Reliability rather than logos is all I need. I have been told that I should still get quality, so I took the advice and went for it.
What I also liked about it, as you can guess I am no technocrat, it took my wife and I five minutes to set up and tune. Following the instructions was easy and we watched our first programme within the hour (50 minutes to make tea and be disturbed by our visitors).
You should give it a good look at. The digital age is upon us and Bush have produced a great television ready for the new era. It is also a great price. Happy viewing.