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Alba 22 Inch Freeview TV/DVD
Member Name: AaronMoor
Alba 22 Inch Freeview TV/DVD
Advantages: Cheap enough, does it's job.
Disadvantages: No complaints, volume could annoy others, sticker on screen.
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...
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
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
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, 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.
Summary: A good little runner!
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