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Goodmans Freeview Digital TFT LCD TV GTVL 19W17HDF.
19" LCD Screen
I bought mine for 180 pounds a few years back off a friend with some extra money I had left over from my birthday, I thought I'd finally buy a decent television for my bedroom, so I got rid of my big, bulky, silver Goodmans and in came the small, flatter, black Goodmans. I find the brand to be very reliable and good quality too, at relatively low prices. I expect this one's cheap now, given that better televisions are available now. When I bought mine, my friend had had it for about a week, but decided it was too small, and for some reason didn't want to take it back to the store. Infact the rerason was that his mum bought him it and he didn't want her to feel bad so he sold it and bought a bigger tv hoping she wouldn't realise. He gave me it is great condition, in the original box along with the stand, remote, manual and cables. I put it on my set of drawers where my old telelvision was, and this looked so slim comapred to my old one. It let me have a lot more space on the chest of drawers on which it's placed. It's a great television if you're sturggling for room.
The television is LCD, now I'm not sure what the hype with LCDs is but this gives such a good quality, sharp and focused picture! The tv also has virtual surround sound, and it really works, I love it! There's also built in Freeview, which means a great array of channels are available, rather than the terrestrial 5. It's HD-ready aswell so the picture can be even better quality! The television has an anti-glare screen, so the sunshine doesn't obscure your viewing - which used to really get on my nerves! Now all of the televisions in our house have these anti-glare screens and I can tell the difference, less headaches and less eye strain for me!
One problem I've had is that the signal sometimes goes when you turn the television back on, so it's takes a few moments (it's not that noticable to be honest) to get the signal back and ready to let you enjoy some top quality entertainment. Also, one problem with the remote is that I have to press hard on the buttons on a few occasions to make them work, and the range of it isn't that good either.
My personal summary of the product would be that it's a good, space-saving LCD television, perfect for kitchens or bedrooms where you need space. At 19 inches, the screen's a formidable size for a secondary television, but I wouldn't recommend it as your main tv.
ok this tv is very nice to look at but it has so many flaws.
to start off, this television has a built in freeview package, that allows you to watch over 30 channels. rather than your old 5.
I have never really been a fan of goodmans televisions, and this is part of the reason why.
i recieved this tv about 5 months ago. and the reaction time from the remote (with new batterys) is not good at all. It takes a good 5 seconds from channel to channel. which is a lot why you are switching between two different football matches.
if it gets any longer that the 5 seconds, you have to turn the tv off, and watch a flashing red light for about a minute until it stops and you can turn you television back on. But only after a rather loud crackling noise .
However on the rare occassion that the tv is performing well, it can be a dream to watch.
The tv is HD ready and can fit into very tight spaces.
i hope this review helps. you choose the right tv
When hubby had a contract up in East Kilbride, Glasgow last year he decided to rent a flat for six months to try and minimize costs a bit.
There were one or two things that he needed to buy and we tried to keep these to things that we would be able to use here at home once the contract was finished.
One of those things was a small flat screen television which we thought would eventually go in the bedroom.
He chose the Goodmans Freeview Digital TFT LCD TV GTVL 19W17HDF with a nineteen inch screen currently costing £221.64 in Asda.
In the neat, easy to carry box you get the TV, a stand, a remote control, a video cable, an audio cable, a power cord and a user's manual.
The user's manual is very clearly written with plenty of diagrams so it is extremely easy to understand and follow. In fact even I could understand it!
The first thing you have to do is to clip the stand into the bottom of the TV set. If you don't it'll fall over! LOL!
Then insert the two AA batteries into the back of the remote control. This has a range of 5 metres from the front of the TV at an angle of 30 degrees.
Now I am not going to go into great technical details here as it is all contained in the user's manual and it would be pretty obvious to you all that I was copying it.
The TV has an automatic set up procedure so that it will find the various stations itself. I remember the days when dad would be leaning over the back of the TV tuning it whilst mom was shouting yes that's OK; oh no it's blurred again! The youngsters amongst you won't remember that!
The LCD TV itself has a built in Freeview digital tuner, which means that you won't need a Freeview box to be able to access the extra channels. It is also HD ready so will be able to receive the high definition programmes.
It is an extremely thin TV set and, as such, is brilliant for saving space and now fits perfectly in the corner of our bedroom on a little unit.
Using the switch on the remote control you can switch between analogue and digital signals but that isn't going to be much use soon as all the analogue signals will be switched off!
The picture is really clear and sharp and the TV also has an anti-reflection coating on the screen, which helps when there is sunshine streaming through the window. It does happen occasionally here in Wales - honestly!
The sound is provided in digital stereo sound with bass boost and the TV also has virtual surround sound. This is really effective and I have been known to look round to see if the noise is coming from behind me it's that good.
The only negative thing to say about this TV is that if you switch it off completely rather than leaving it on standby, it takes a minute or two to find the signal again once it is switched back on. We always switch it off completely to save power so it is just a matter of waiting a bit when it's switched back on - I don't really find it a problem. In fact hubby has just had to remind me about it so that I remember to tell you!
All in all I would say that this is a great TV. It's lovely to have the Freeview built in so it saves having to find extra space for the set top box. The picture quality and sound are both excellent and I would be happy to recommend it to anyone.