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This tv is great for kitchens or bedrooms. The built in dvd player makes it great for children who enjoy watching movies for somebody who likes to just watch a bit of tv in the morning or before going to bed. The screen resolution isn't the greatest but what can you expect from a tv of that price. It is very good quality which you can expect from the television make alba. The remote is your basic standard remote but with also all the dvd controls on it as well. The tv can either be mounted on the wall which is very useful in bedrooms as it then doesn't take up as much room or just stood up on a table or something. If you have eye problems or just can't see things very well on screens this tv isn't for you as its quite small and due to low quality writing isn't very clear and neither are fine details.
We purchased this item for our son's bedroom so that he is able to watch his own DVD's and we could actually get our TV back! We paid £129.99 which we thought was quite reasonable for the combined function of a TV/DVD. The setup was very quick and simple-anyone could have this ready to go in 10 minutes! The DVD unit fits into the side of the TV making the whole system quite slick, slimline and compact. The size is perfect for a single room, I feel it could get a bit lost in a bigger room. The DVD mechanism is quite flimsy, care does need to be taken when putting a DVD on, so much so that we have told the younger ones not to play with it. I could see that it would be relatively easy to break this off completely if not careful. All this said though it does not impact the functionality of the TV. There is a sturdy stand included which overall makes the TV feel quite well built. The picture and sound quality is impressive for quite a small unit. Overall it is good value for money, ideal for a secondary TV in a bedroom or playroom.
My mother bought this for my bedroom a few years ago from Sainsbury's. It was around £150.00 at the time and she bought it for me after decorating my bedroom out of her Nectar points. So ultimately, it was more or less free. The product now many years later sits in the study that was created after my room where I study and now spend most of my time. The times I don't study I like to watch films in here. I study Media, Film and English, so you imagine the size of my DVD collection and this television is perfect for it. The television of course is produced by Alba and I see now it is priced at £129.99 on Ebay, Amazon and Argos. Which, is only £20.00 cheaper to than what I got it. The product is 22inches wide and is all black with an LED light in the corner which comes on for a moment when you turn it on and off. The side of the television is complete with an inside DVD player and this is brilliant. It also plays CD's. So if your in a small room and don't have room for both a television and stereo you can play your CD's on this. It is all held up by a small stand which is attached to the television and cannot be detached. The screen does also not move. I find that for this television you have to sit at eye level because any lower or higher the picture goes slightly dark. However, it isn't as dark as the first flat screen television where if you did not sit at eye level the picture was none viewable. The picture just slightly distorts in colour. This may not be noticeable or bothersome to some, but me being critical about picture quality do. The size is just right for a bedroom or study. The sound on this product is really quite good, though to the max sounds distorted. The picture quality is also great for the product price. This product also has built in freeview, which isn't as good as Sky but it is all I need. I rarely watch television and when I do it is only E4. A television is a modern day accessory in most houses and though I don't watch television it is good for my studies and watching DVD's. Which, is all I ever do. It can also be used with HDMI. I sometimes play my PS3 on it when the main household television is taken. The picture is good and decent enough to play with, but I personally prefer the flat screen mounted in my living room for these things. There are loads of specs, but I'll just list a couple. Max. Resolution: 1366 x 768 Model Number: AELKDVD2288 Definition (Pixels): HD Ready Type: DVD combi Refresh Rate (Hertz): 60 3D: No Brightness (Cd/M2): 250 Digital Tuner: Freeview Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 Screen Size: 22" HDMI Socket: 1 Screen Type: Edge-lit LED SCART Socket: 1 Screen Size Range (In): 19 - 31 I would recommend this product as a bedroom television or to someone who has just moved into a new house and doesn't have the money to expense, but also doesn't want a cheap looking television either. The product is very easy to clean also. Either with a duster or a damp cloth. It always looks spotless and mark free and you can barely notice when it is dirty. I just clean it once a week because that is standard. This is only a small television and priced quite cheaply, so I will say not to expect too much from this product. It is easy to navigate around and the remote is also easy to use.
THIS IS MY FAVORITE TV I HAVE AT HOME, MY KIDS LOVE IT DUE TO THE DVD PLAYER THAT IS INTEGRATED,THEY GET TO WATCH MOVIES AND NOT WORRIE ABOUT PLUGGING AN EXTERNAL DVD PLAYER... THE WAY THAT IS DESIGNED MAKE IT EASIER AND SAVE YOU MONEY BECAUSE YOU HAVE 2 ON 1.
Moving into my own house for the first time, I wanted a new reasonable sized television for my bedroom and with this ALBA TV I found the perfect one. At £129.99 from Argos with a 22 inch screen, built in Freeview and DVD player I had found my perfect television bargain. It look great too, modern, thin and black and I found that the 22 inch screen was a great size for my bedroom. The TV comes in a box you would expect most TVs to come in. I took it out of the box, attached the base to the bottom, plugged it into the wall and away I was. The remote even came with batteries too! (You never know with these things) After a couple of little set up questions such as choosing the language I was away and watching tv in no time. The picture quality and sound are both great on this TV and the remote is straight forward and easy to use. The TV was a great purchase at a very great price and I have no complaints. Here are a few of the details for you.. HD Ready Display Resolution Integrated Freeview Digital Tuner 22in (56cm) Widescreen TV Resolution 1366 x 768 Pixels Refresh Rate 60Hz Brightness 250cd/m2 Contrast Ratio 1000:1 Viewing Angle 170/160 Degrees
My daughter loves watching DVD's, previously she was using an old TV/DVD combi of mine from when I lived at home which was on it's last legs. For Christmas my Nan offered to buy her a new TV. I looked around for a few weeks and decided on this particular model from Argos. Mainly because I liked the choice of colours. I was undecided what colour to get at first but eventually we decided on red as my daughter has red and pink Mammut furniture from Ikea. The TV costs £139.99 however before Christmas we got it for £129.99 and also a £10 gift voucher to use in store. The TV comes in several colours the usual black and silver as well as blue, pink, purple, white and red so there is a colour to suit all rooms. The TV is full 1080p HD and also has an LED screen. When I picked the TV up I was suprised how light it was. It came in a box with a carry handle making it easy to transport to the car. The set up of the TV was easy, you get a stand which we used as we were placing the TV on my daughter's chest of drawers. The stand pops on and then you need to screw it in using the four screws that come with it. Once I had placed the stand on the TV I removed the little stickers and turned the TV on. You get a remote control the same colour as the TV which also comes with 2 AAA batteries. For the technically minded people on here the spec of the TV as listed on the Argos website is: Full HD 1080p display resolution. Integrated Freeview digital tuner. 22in (56cm) widescreen TV. Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels. Refresh rate 60Hz. Brightness 250cd/m2. Contrast ratio 1000:1. Viewing angle 170/160 degrees. What I liked about the TV was that the surround was only small so it didn't look too bulky. The TV was also quite thin which means it would look okay on a wall too. The TV has an HDMI socket and a scart socket we haven't used these as we only watch DVD's, the same with the freeview I haven't bothered but this is mainly because where I live on freeview half of the channels are missing unless you have a fantastic aerial and unfortunately in my daughter's room there is no socket to plug it into the main aerial. The one thing I disliked about the TV was the opening of the DVD tray, it is done manually by pressing a button and it shoot out. Now it feels quite cheap and flimsy to me it. On the plus side however once you put the DVD in it starts automatically so there is no need to use the remote to change the input. I had also read that other people could hear the DVD turning thankfully I haven't noticed this. I had read the reviews on the Argos website prior to purchasing this and a lot of them said that the sound quality wasn't great, however it was rated 4 out of 5 stars so this is what swayed me. The sound I think is okay, I think perhaps a lot of people are comparing it to TV's in their living rooms which are much more expensive. I didn't find it tinny like other people had described it and I was quite happy with it. The best feature of this TV is the picture quality, it is very good. Every film I have tried on there has impressed me and I find that it is almost as good as my much more expensive Samsung TV. There are several other features including a programme guide, now and next planner, a child lock and a sleep feature, again we haven't bothered with these as TV is not allowed before bedtime. Another plus on this TV is that it is energy rating A which is important to me I always choose as energy efficient electrical good as I can afford in the hope of saving money on my electric bill. Overall this is a very good TV, my daughter loves watching it, it fits in nicely with the theme in her bedroom and it is great value for the money. The only thing I would change would be the DVD tray as I think it's a little cheap other than that 4 out of 5 from me.
I was getting bored of my TV in my room and wanted to have one with a DVD player built in so decided to venture to my local Argos store to have a peek. I came across this 22 inch TV ALBA TV/DVD in one for around £129.99, it looked good enough, black thin and had Freeview built in too, so my heart was set and before I knew it I was writing down the item number and taking it to the payment to collect my brand new Television. The first thing I did when I arrived home was run upstairs into my bedroom to disable my other television and DVD player, in my laziness I picked them up and threw them on my bed and began setting up my new TV... Setting Up: The TV was easy enough to set up, as I opened the box it was packaged in the TV was already set up all I had to do was put the base on the bottom of the TV, which you wouldn't have had to do if you was going to put it on the wall. With that done, the TV was ready to go and be switched on. I looked back into the box for the remote which was almost grinning at me in the box, by the remote was a little bag and two AAA batteries which I inserted into the remote in 0.2 seconds. The boring bits done, I had to insert the aerial into the side of the Television and into the connection point in my room; I then inserted the plug into a socket and there I was off to go to tune in the Television. Once I switched on the TV, I had to choose the language and confirm a few more options which popped up on the screen. Then lastly let the TV configure and tune in then the TV went straight on to BBC, I opened the menu guide and all the Freeview channels were there. What The TV Comes With: 1 HDMI Socket and 1 SCART Socket Composite Headphone Socket AV Socket. The TV Itself: The TV quality specs are as listed:- HD Ready Display Resolution Integrated Freeview Digital Tuner 22in (56cm) Widescreen TV Resolution 1366 x 768 Pixels Refresh Rate 60Hz Brightness 250cd/m2 Contrast Ratio 1000:1 Viewing Angle 170/160 Degrees Most reviews I've read about the TV have complained about a tinny sound, which personally mine hasn't had a problem with. The volume is OK, however I do find myself switching between 10-20 for different DVD's. When the TV is viewing channels a lower volume is fine. However, outside of the room it sounds louder than I think it is as I'm watching in my bedroom. The TV is easy enough to use and the remote is also easy to use and I am by no means a very techno person, so most people will probably be ok with it too. The DVD player is also very good as long as you don't lose the remote and is easy enough to use, there is an option on the remote to open but there isn't one to close and that would be because it's quite thick at the side and it's easy enough just to shut it while your inserting a DVD anyway. Overall: Overall, the price was very cheap (so can't complain there!), it does it's job as a TV and a DVD player very well (so no complains there, either). The one thing I hated was removing the Argos sticker off the screen as I was scared it was going to leave them white marks you get when you remove the price tag of CD's or DVD's. Luckily, that never happened. So I am very pleased with this purchase.
As some of you may know from my New Years Resolution Review I am currently in the process of trying to fix up our flat. This months achievements was to get a new Brabantia bin for the kitchen and a new TV for my daughter's room. Prior she had an old CRT TV which had stopped working and was literally in her room taking up far more space than it deserved to! So I set about hunting for a decent priced 22 inch TV which was ideally a TV/DVD combo (laziness and cheapness of getting an additional DVD player as we moved the one that was in her bedroom before into the front room once the old TV ceased to work.) I had my eyes on a few in Currys but a few weeks ago I picked up the new argos catalogue and inside was a voucher that gave £5 off any spend over £30 in argos valid until 28.01.2013. This was an extra incentive so between browsing argos.co.uk and the catalogue I found this 22 inch Alba TV/DVD Combi for £129.99 - ending up paying £124.99. - Setting up the TV - Surprisingly and to my joy the TV was super easy to set up. After buying it in the middle of the day I was eager to go home and get it up and running before picking my daughter up from nursery and the other half was still at work. Eagerly opening the box, it was lovely that the TV is already assembled the only small job to do was to insert the TV frame which had a neck attached to it, into the base of the TV so the TV could sit flatly on my daughter's chest of drawers. Click! The TV is now put together perfectly and raring to go. There also came a remote control wrapped in light foam and a plastic bag with two AAA batteries which inserted perfectly into the remote meaning I could get straight to work. Before the TV could work it is essential to plug it into the wall socket and also attach an aerial to get signal. The cord isn't too long seeing as this is quite a basic TV but my daughter's chest of drawers is positioned directly in front of the socket so this inserted easily and didn't cause a problem. The instructions in the box were super easy to follow, simply turn on the TV, choose English as a main language, press ok for a few more options, and allow the TV to configure and get all the TV/Radio channels. This literally took a matter of 60 seconds and then up popped BBC1 and I flicked through all the channels making sure all the freeview channels (although I haven't had just freeview for about 2 and a half years so wasn't sure what to expect) were present and I was happy as larry! - About the TV - 1. Television picture/sound quality Quite foolishly I didn't remember reading too many reviews on the argos website about this review before purchase. However, once home I decided to read up about it before opening the box in case I changed my mind. A lot of the reviews complained about the sound quality sounding "tinny" and really awful. However, a lot of these reviews were balanced out by other reviews that it did the job perfectly and was worth the cheap price paid. I took a chance, and personally I don't find the TV has an awful tinny sound, I think that for a small 22 inch TV it does sound quite internal but I don't expect it to have the same great sound quality as our Sony Bravia TV which we have in the living room. My only small gripe with the TV is the volume range is really odd. When my daughter is watching it as a general viewing, volume 5/6 is perfect, but when it is bed time I like to let her watch a DVD quietly and I find that turning it down all the way to setting 2 is still even really loud whereas on 1 the sound is non-existent. Even on volume 2, if the rest of the flat is quiet and we are in bed I can still hear her TV and the antics of Dora the Explorer! So the sound options seem to be either loud or practically mute - with not much gradual sound level in between. In terms of the picture quality the specs are : HD Ready display resolution. Integrated Freeview digital tuner. 22in (56cm) widescreen TV. Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels. Refresh rate 60Hz. Brightness 250cd/m2. Contrast ratio 1000:1. Viewing angle 170/160 degrees. Personally I am no techy so not sure what that means but in my personal opinion the clarity is great and looks perfect and the TV is a joy to watch! 2. Digital Features/ Remote The TV is easy to navigate around and although the manual has an accurate diagram to help use the remote to flick through the features of the TV I didn't actually need it as all the buttons looked quite self-explanatory. One thing I would say is when I use the remote to turn on the TV there is always a delay of about 3 seconds. Not long in any case but at first use I wasn't sure whether I had pressed it properly or not. The TV has the following features: Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available. Auto setup. Auto scan for new channels. Now and next programme guide. 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG). I found these all quite accurate but often it freezes when I try to see now and next and the screen will say "next programme not available" which is annoying. Fortunately we do not rely on this too much as we have Sky + in the living room and use this predominantly for watching TV programmes and more so rely on this TV in my daughters room for watching a DVD before bed. 3. DVD function The most important aspect of the TV in my book is this DVD component. To get to the DVD section, using the remote is easy - just press source and then the down arrow to the DVD. Inserting the DVD is another story. My sister has a TV/DVD combi and to put the DVD in requires simply inserting the disc into a slot on the side of the TV. However with this TV there is basically a large bulky aspect on the left hand side which is pretty much a DVD player. There is a button on top to eject/open and then the slot comes out. You then press the DVD down into the slot and manually (yes MANUALLY!) push it back in. Dear oh dear this is what I get for not accurately reading reviews about this before hand. The disk drive feels really delicate and one night in my tiredness I accidentally really threw my arm past this part and it felt like it was going to snap off and break. Not good. It is really off putting and probably explains the cheapness of the TV. Another gripe with the DVD function is the whole time the DVD runs I can hear a faint whirring sound - essentially the disc spinning around inside the TV. It is not loud enough to be off putting or for my 3 year old daughter to have to take any extreme notice but when I walk in the room and she is watching a DVD and I am putting clothes away in the chest of drawers I can most definitely hear it. 4. Look of the TV Although for some reason the picture won't show we got this TV in black and it has a moderately thick trim going around it. It comes in other colours - purple, blue, silver etc which are cheaper but I want to keep it looking decent so opted for black. It says ALBA across the middle at the bottom in small silver lettering and on the bottom left corner there is a red light for where the TV is off and a green light for when it is on. So here's another ugly problem with the TV. Out of the box it comes on the top left hand corner a hideous argos sticker. It is practically impossible to remove and other reviews I read on the argos website say the same thing. I have scratched and scraped but don't want to do so too much as I do not want to ruin the look of the TV. One of the reviews mentioned they got it off with some white spirit so I guess I am going to have to go out and get some. It's really annoying as I don't know why argos feel the need to put their advertising on it! I already know where I bought it from! 5. Connectivity The TV comes with: 1 HDMI socket and 1 SCART socket. Composite. Headphone socket. AV socket (rear). Personally we will not be using any of these features but it is always good to know before you buy something what you are going to get! - Overall - I am sure it must seem like I have complained an awful lot about this TV but that is only to give the good and bad and about it from a balanced perspective. To be honest for £124.99 I can't complain too much and it does what we want it to do. It works, the visual quality is good and my daughter now loves quietly watching her DVDs in bed at night time so she is entertained which is worth all the hassle. Once I remove the argos sticker I will be a lot happier though! Needless to say I would recommend this if you want a no frills, simple TV/DVD combo that doesn't look anything fantastic but for occasional watching. This gets 3/5 from us! ....Oh and last note to mention it has a one year warranty :) *Some of the specs have been taken from the argos website to give an indepth description of the TV