This TV would make a great TV for a bedroom, as the size makes it somewhat unsuitable for a lounge. It's relatively simple but is quite cheap and has lots of features, like being HD ready and having a VGA port for attaching a PC. I am aware that it is no longer on sale so this review is mainly for the benefit of people looking to buy on ebay etc, and if you can get it cheaply on there it is a great TV which can have an included DVD player. However if you are thinking of plugging a PC in via the HDMI port the picture will be bigger than the screen, resulting in all the sides being cut off - just a word of warning if you were considering that. Apart from that it is an excellent TV, well worthy of going in a bedroom, kitchen or other small room.
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Acoustic Solutions 19inch LCD TV - LCDW19WHDF.......
I have had this TV for well over a year now so I feel I know the product well enough to write a half decent review on it. We purchased it for our kitchen to replace a rather chunky old one we had with the idea that we would fix it to the wall with a bracket. However as yet it still remains in position on our dining table!
As with most of our electrical purchases we bought it from good old Argos and it was a reasonable price of £109. We already had a recordable digi box set up with our old TV so the plan was to use it in conjunction with that. We didn't realise at first that it actually came with a built in digi box all ready for the digital switch over so when our digi box went on the blink we were pleasantly surprised that we were still able to get all the digital channels through the TV itself.
Not only does the TV have a built in free view player it is also HD ready which comes as an added bonus although not being too technical minded with these sort of things I can't really say that this will benefit me greatly. However it does have adequate ports on the back for the scart lead to link with a DVD player or recordable freeview box. It does only have one scart port though and one HDMI port so for a front room I don't really think it would work out too well as the TV we have just purchased for use in the sitting room has several scart ports which is much needed to put in all the games consoles such as the Wii and the Xbox along with the DVD and recordable freeview player we have in there.
Anyhow this TV does work well as the picture looks good and it gives a fair sound quality also. The proper specification for the picture quality is 1440 x 900 and a contrast of 800:1 and a brightness of 300cd/m2. Which to be honest means absolutely nothing to me as all I know is that the picture looks sharp and not at all fuzzy or distorted. The sound can get a little boom like if turned up too loud but this is only to be expected but the speakers are situated right at the front which seems to allow for the sound to be projected well as compared to our old tele where the speakers were on the sides this one is brilliant.
The freeview side of things works really well too and the whole set up of all the channels was easy and quick to do even without looking at the instructions as it pretty much guides you through the whole process. There are lots of channels that are available and it has no problem in picking up all those that are available to freeview and of course you can always pay a monthly subscription to add some more channels if you so desire. There is a good TV guide which allows for a couple of weeks programmes to be looked over but you cannot turn the box of at the mains as this guide gets updated at night and needs to be on standby to give accurate listings.
The remote control for the TV is something of a mystery as I still have not really got to grips with the thing. There are tons of buttons and most of which I do not use on a regular basis mainly because I am not really sure which ones do what as there are random pictures above the buttons instead of words and this makes it difficult to know which one is which as the pictures are all much of a muchness! However the regularly used ones are clearly marked and I have no problems with the day to day use of the thing.
The instruction manual that came with the television was rather good and has plenty of the right information on how to make the most use out of it. Himself has read it from cover to cover like he does with everything but as yet I haven't really bothered. We have kept it should we ever need to refer to it at a later date as there is a good section on troubleshooting but most things like this I feel I can handle without looking at a manual.
As I said we had planned to put the TV up on a wall bracket and this should be no problem if we ever get round to it as the TV itself is rather light weighing in at 5.1kg and the height is 39.7cm and the width is 48cm so a small bracket should do the trick. Somehow I can't see us putting it up on the wall as we have got so used to it being on the table and it doesn't really take up too much room.
You only get a 1 year manufactures guarantee with the product which is what you get from Argos anyway so this aspect wasn't overly appealing but as yet we have had not a single problem and we have had it for well over the year mark now. We could also have chosen to have had the TV in a girly pink colour although I don't think it would have gone with the red and black theme our kitchen has plus Himself wouldn't have liked that either but I guess for a child bedroom this would be a nice idea.
Well I can't really think of any bad aspects that the TV has and I really only have praise for it. We watch it pretty much most evenings and it is probably the most used TV in the house and as I say we have encountered no problems at all. It is the right size for what we need, it was at a good price and it has everything that we want for a kitchen tele. I think it would be perfect for a bedroom too and only wish we had gotten two so we could get rid of the big brick that is in our bedroom but looking on the Argos website just now it doesn't appear to be being sold anymore.
Overall though I think we made a good purchase. I would highly recommend this TV to anyone and give it a 4 out of 5 star rating. I expect you could probably get a better one for your money nowadays but for us it does what we need it to do and it does it well.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.