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When our very old TV finally decided to give up after turning everything a funny shade of green we decided it was time to buy ourselves a new TV. We didn't have much money to spend on one and so we were looking around for the cheapest we could find. Eventually we found this one From Argos. We managed to get it for around £299.00 and after looking around this one looked the best and also it was the only one with a name we recognised and so we felt more confident in buying it. The look is sleek and modern we got the entirely black model, it has a nice gloss finish so looks ultra trendy! Its also quite thin which I like so it fits nicely against the wall. On the side of the TV are all of the buttons such as stand by, volume etc. There a bit fiddly to use as there quite low down but nothing too much to worry about. It comes with its remote control which is nice and easy to use as was the actual set up of the TV, this was the part I was worried about. But no need the instructions that came with it were easy peasy! It is HD ready which is great as there are more and more channels now becoming HD, however I can not comment on what this is like as I havent yet tried it. But saying that the normal channels are crystal clear anyway! There is only one drawback about this television set. We bought it around 18 months ago now and over the last couple of weeks we;ve noticed if we leave things on the screen for too long say if we pause a film or if we leave the menu up from the sky box when we go back onto the normal television there is halo mark of what was on the screen. This has started to worry us as we're not sure if it means this television is about to go or if it's just what these televisions are like! Overall though it is a good tv and I would recommend buying it!
Bush seem to have developed a bit of a reputation for affordable electronics. That's no bad thing, very commendable in fact. They had actually dropped entirely off our radar as far as 'trustable electronics brands' were concerned. Often I wonder if we go for names like Sony or Sharp because we recognise the name and that must mean they're popular...while this is true, it's not a guarantee of quality. Our old, wheezing TV finally gave up the ghost last week, thanks to green blotches all over people's faces. Well timed since my partner just trotted home bearing his proudly earned bonus. We had been deliberating what to spend it on (the Xbox needed replacing, possibly a fridge...blowing the whole lot by walking into a bookshop and seriously beefing out our graphic novel collection...) in the end though, it was the creeping green tint that made up our mind. We just couldn't shake the feeling that the TV was going to fall over as soon as we had bought something else. Besides, the tint was making our favourite TV characters look like they had the plague... We picked up the TV (along with a shiny new Xbox) from Argos, who, while cheerful and knowledgeable hasn't done themselves any favours by smacking a great big "Do you need help setting up your TV" sticker on the shiny black surround of the unit and left that awful goop that needs to be removed with nail polish remover behind. The TV looks great despite that, Bush have recognised that packaging not only needs to keep the unit safe but you also need to be able to get it out of the box. They caught on and split the polystyrene in half, so the dreaded "please don't drop that while the packaging creates a vacuum while you lift it out" moment never came to pass. You simply remove the top layer of packing and lift out the TV. This is a good time to mention that it is surprisingly light and swivels a little, just enough, on its base to let you adjust the viewing angle. It comes with minimal bumpf as well. 2 manuals, neither of which we needed and we have all manner of peripherals (including a PC) and a remote with included batteries. The remote is pretty standard fare, I haven't used all the buttons, but I have noticed there is a slight delay when you switch over the channel. Nothing major, just something I feel I should point out in case it's the sort of thing that might bug you. It has numerous SCART, HDMI, USB and YPbPr (I have no idea what this is) and connects quite cheerfully to the PC to boot. Minimal fiddling with leads meant that we managed to get The Xbox, the PC, the Wii, the PS2 and the old VHS hooked up to it without a splitter and with barely any effort whatsoever. The sources are split in the menu and each one has a button on the remote, so very very easy. The picture is incredibly clear, and while we have Sky but not the HD package I can't comment on it, I can however, comment on the HD through the 360, which is perfect, very sharp, not at all wobbly, and colours are not headache inducing. The 32" screen is quite big enough and while we were tempted by 40"...we thought that might be a little excessive for us. This model has a digital TV receiver inbuilt, but I cannot review it because we don't have a signal where we are now. We paid, in total, £249 for this TV, other comparable models range from £220 to £400 and I honestly don't see how paying the higher price would have bought us a more satisfying purchase.
I bought this 32inch TV from Bush recently for our bedroom, having already owned the 42 inch version for the sitting room. The screen quality is as good as the bigger version and easy to use. It was simple to wire up to our Sky HD box through the HD cable, offering the same, excellent picture and sound quality that you would expect from a more expensive flat screen. I got this one with a little staff discount from a relative for £245 and was more than happy. Wall mounting was a breeze and it was light enough that I could mount it on a plasterboard wall in the bedroom without it looking like it would fall down. Nowadays the 32inch is getting a little too small for the modern sitting room, and getting this LCD for the bedroom at such a reasonable price was great. Like the bigger screen there's a straightforward menu system to choose from the different inputs, sky, freeview, gaming systems etc. On the whole, there are better 32inch TVs out there, but for a bedroom or kitchen this one is ideally priced.
We decided to buy this TV after we felt we'd had enough of square televisions and wanted a nice flat screen. After shopping around we were pleased to find bush offering a sleek looking TV at an affordable price. The technical side doesn't bother me that much but the screen quality is more than sufficient. It is HD ready and we have Sky HD, the difference isn't enormous but watching films there is a nice crisp picture. There is enough connection ports to hold the sky box, wii, and PS2 so everyone is happy and the different AV and SCART sockets can be switched between quickly. The sound is nice, and on it's own has an impressively loud volume. We also have a small surround sound system (£30, tesco) attached and the sound is fabulous. The TV itself has many sound options and you are sure to find one that suits your taste. It is very light, we were very surprised when we picked up the box. It is easy to move around and is quite sturdy. Overall a good quality tv at a reasonable price (We got ours for £250) that is definitely a good pick for a main TV.
I'm not overly fussed with some of the technical aspects of televisions, I don't even understand most of it so I'll do my best not to bore anyone with these during my review. As long as I can plug in my dvd player, my sky box and my nintendo wii with no problems I'm a happy bunny. I agree, Bush might not be a market leader when it comes to televisions (or anything for that matter) but this one looked nice. I bought this television almost two years ago to use as the main house tv. It sits proudly in the corner of my living room with the matching glass tv stand. Both were bought from Sainsburys. The TV itself was on sale and I managed to get it for under two-hundred pounds. Which is an absolute steal. The cheapest I can find it for at the moment is around the £300 mark. The 32" inch screen gives a clear picture and considering, although hd ready, I don't have hd sky or a blu-ray player, I'm quite impressed. There are a number of contrast settings on this so if you are watching a show that was filmed in poorer quality you can alter the settings so that it looks clearer. There are also a few audio settings which can give the sound a better feel and improve the atmospehere when watching films. I'm currently looking for a nice surround sound package to team up with this television, once I do, I think my entertainment system will be devastating. The option that I really like is that you can split the screens between two inputs. In essence, you can watch two channels at once. I've managed to get this going with my sky and the tv's built in freeview when two football matches were on but have yet attempted to do it with a dvd and another input. I guess this does have fairly limited use but its a decent option to have. The tv set itself feels very sturdy although I haven't tried dropping it or pushing it off its stand. The build quality is high. It looks nice. The trimming of the screen is glossy black plastic with a silver plastic section at the bottom which houses the front-facing speakers and the power indicator light (which is a nice blue colour).