Product Type: Bush 3D LCD TV
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A great little TV
Bush LCD 15 DVD
Member Name: jipp05
Bush LCD 15 DVD
Advantages: Small and unobtrusive, good picture quality
Disadvantages: No HDMI, short cord
I have a large television in the living room which is where I do most of my TV watching but I also have a smaller portable one for my bedroom which I actually bought a couple of years ago from Tesco. It is made by Bush and cost me about £189 and is a TV/DVD combo and although not new it is still a nice looking slim line TV for a bedroom.
The television only has a 15 inch screen so it wouldn't really be suitable for a big room or those with bad eye sight but for me it fits my requirements ideally.
First of all I think it is quite a good looking television and I love the fact that it doesn't dominate the room and instead is subtle and understated. It is silver in colour as most TV's were when I bought it but the main silver parts are only the sides as the middle part is taken up with the screen. On the sides of the screen are the speakers and these are about four inches wide either side bringing the TV to over 20 inches in length.
It sits on a small stand which does swivel around so you can adjust the TV to the ideal viewing angle.
Build quality is excellent and I can vouch for this as I have actually knocked it off the unit I have it on to the floor twice and it hasn't had so much as a scratch to it. The primary material used in its construction is plastic and whilst when you first lift it you might be forgiven for thinking that it is a bit flimsy it has stood the test in proving to me that it isn't.
Picture quality is superb and easily as good as the TV in my living room even though it is nowhere near as high tech as that one. The LCD screen really shows of colours and they are all really bright and true to life and even though it is only 15 inches everything is easy to make out on it.
Sound quality isn't quite as good as the picture but is more than adequate and other than the occasional muffled voice most things come through loud and clear.
Helping with keeping the TV slim line and not bulky the DVD player is built into the side of the television and to use it all you have to do is insert the DVD into the slot and the TV does the rest for you. When you insert a DVD the TV will automatically change to the right channel and all you have to do is press play and watch the film. The mechanism that slides the DVD's in and out is really smooth and I have never had a problem with any getting stuck though you do need to be careful that you insert the DVD with the writing facing outwards otherwise it could get jammed.
As the TV isn't all that new there is no HDMI port which I do find annoying as I do like to connect my laptop to my TV to watch movies etc. but there is s-video and one scart lead for attaching other peripherals.
All the buttons for the TV are located on the top of it in a straight line so are easy to find if like me you have a habit of losing the remote control. Talking of the remote it is nice a small and doesn't contain a huge amount of buttons so would be good for the technophobes out there.
One slight niggle I have with the TV is that the power cable isn't all that long and this does dictate where I can put it and means that I have had to put it somewhere other than where I would have ideally liked it. It is only a small thing but gets on my nerves regardless.
I have had a lot of use out of this TV and although I have thought about buying myself a new one when I read about all the fancy new ones that are available I think I will stick with it as it has served me well in the time that I have had it with absolutely no problems whatsoever.
Summary: A great little TV
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