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      29.09.2000 04:50
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      I would echo the positive comments others have made about this set. The interesting thing is the current close relationship between Curry`s et al and Grundig.Yes,this set is made by Grundig! Picture geometry is commendable at this price,although with a slight loss of sharpness in the corners.Colour purity is not outstanding simply good. Sound quality is rather average but all but the best “one box solutions” fall into this area.The RF section has one major plus point,no major RF leakage.A problem seen with many cheap sets. Using an RGB input always shows the true “colours” of a TV,this one proving better than most cheap far eastern units. My first sample proved faulty,incorrect software loaded making it only usable as a nicam TV.The good news is the speed and efficiency of Curry`s in replacing it,far better than they used to be. In all,a good one box job at a hell of a price.Why have Nicam when Pro-logic this good can be obtained so cheaply? NB> A brief note for those suffering from poor RF picture performance.Try replacing the cheap RF interconnects with ones made up from SAT100 shielded cable and RF connectors with a screw clamp for the center copper core.Try to keep the new leads as short as possible.Use this method for all RF links you can,wall to TV,TV to VCR etc.It can help--really! Wire in a good quality DVD player into this set and you find how capable it is.Both rear Scarts are RBG compatible so you can benefit from top flight pictures from DVD or digital broadcasts. I mentioned that sound quality is not outstanding from this set,but play a good DVD on a half decent machine and the sound is most entertaining(garbage in=garbage out).Picture quality from a good DVD setup proves better than the digital broadcasts I`ve seen. Good sheilded Scarts make a difference(again),but don`t worry about gold contacts,unless both connecting contacts are gold there will be oxidisation on one.Take all
      cables out and replace them a couple of times every six months,whatever their construction,simply to clean them.Make sure all devices are UNPLUGGED when doing this,to be safe. If you bought a Sony TV for £650 like I did and the "tube" packed in after five years,does`nt this product sound impresive?The picture tube is the most expensive "bit" in a TV.If it goes the TV is SCRAP,remember this when you buy a TV.

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        02.09.2000 08:03
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        No wonder Dixons / Currys is not actively promoting this 32" widescreen Dolby Pro Logic tv in stores. It is a real bargain at sub-£500, probably making some margins of more expensive units seem suspect! The package includes the relatively flat 32" tv, black stand with glass doors, and centre & rear speakers. The tv itself has stereo speakers, and external front speakers (not supplied) may be connected. Everything apart from the stand is crammed into a van-size cardboard box. I would advice to have it delivered and installed, some assembly is required and the tv is pretty heavy. While the black box -style unit not exactly stylish, the ultimate purpose of a tv is more than adequately fulfilled. Picture quality is very good, comparable in sharpness and colour to some Sony units, when using external sources via the RGB/SCART link. Analog transmissions are reasonably well rendered, although the receiver seems to be slightly picky about signal strenght. What makes the package truly special, is the Dolby Pro Logic decoder and included speakers. The setup routine is decidedly low-end, with no rear delay adjustments etc, but very serviceable Pro Logic sound is there. Adding external front speakers will benefit the soundstage even more. Connectivity is sparse, but good in quality. Both rear-facing SCART connectors can carry RGB signal, and this results in excellent pictures for DVD and set-top-box sources. Front panel also has a hidden video in for camcorder use. As always, the remote control is nothing to write home about. Lots of small buttons in even rows makes it very hard to use without looking. For even semi-serious home theatre builders an universal remote is required. The usual assortment of on-screen menus, FastText and automatic tuning round up the package. Unfortunately, there is no way to share the screen estate between text and picture. Build quality is adequate, although frequent movers might not be
        satisfied with the thin plastic frame. The Matsui serves perfectly well as a stand-alone unit, being immediately usable with its stand and speakers (even cables are included). However, it might seem even more attractive paired with a combined DVD/Dolby Digital bundle from Sony or Panasonic; letting the large screen excel with good quality source and sound. After extensive hunting on- and off-line, I bought the Matsui in June, and have been happy ever since.

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        06.07.2000 22:26
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        yes thats right we bought this great 32" Widescreen dolby pro ologis with surround soud speakers for £440 from our local Currys store which is an unbelievable price, and it is excellent, the make is great we had a 20" matsui for 8 years no problems , we have had the widescreen for 8 months and we really love it. go for it you wont regret it, it needs a large estate car to pick it up from the shop though or you can have it delivered

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