I had a fat CRT TV in my room and decided it was too big a bulky and wanted to upgrade. I went looking for a smallish, slim, flat screen with a DVD player which would fit in nicely into my bedroom. This is how I stumbled across the Logik LOG26LW782 26" LCD TV.
It looked fantastic. With a black, chic, glossy finish. It gleamed at me and looked almost futuristic. It was everything that I required so I bought it at a reasonable £155.
The screen quality is reasonably good. With its widescreen I find it great to watch films on.
When installing I found it a little tedious. There are no pictures in the instructions so I felt a little lost. I am dim when it comes to installations etc and there weren't too may wires to plug in. The stand I did find easy to connect (by screwing four screws in from the stand to the TV).
Switching the TV on and tuning is quite simple. There are step by step instructions and it is easy to get the built in Freeview channels on the screen.
The DVD player is my major qualm. You simply slide in the DVD and use the remote to play, scene select etc. However, mine stopped working on the stroke of owning it for a year (just when the warranty expired). It just does not recognise any DVD's. I did not drop or bang the TV or DVD side so not sure what has gone wrong. I have not looked into repairing it as I had another DVD player that I was able to plug in.
All in all it is a good cheap TV and looks great. But with the DVD player breaking on the stroke of a year I am left with a sour taste in my mouth.
I must admit that before I used this TV, I hadn't heard of Logik as a brand at all and was slightly doubtful about what the quality was going to be like compared to more famous makes of product. However, on the whole I have been impressed with this TV and I think it is a good budget option for a decent, reliable TV that has some nice extra features as well as doing all the basics.
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26 inch-TVs of course don't seem that big or impressive now - but I remember when I got this about three years ago it seemed a lot more imposing and modern. Technology has moved quite fast in the meantime, so this seems a little dated now - it has all the modern features, like full HD compatability, but the design is a little heavier and chunkier than some modern TVs now. The TV is fairly "flat", although it does extend out a little at the back. It comes with a base that can be a little stiff to put on, but is strong and sturdy.
The TV also comes with an inbuilt DVD player, which is placed on the right side of the body, and opens with a button alongside it. The DVD snaps in easily, and starts playing when you push it back into the TV. The remote that comes with the TV has the usual design and features, and the TV comes with a range of Freeview channels which are easy to load - the TV scans quickly and picks up all the extra channels. There is also a Radio function which has all the stations you would expect.
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The quality of the picture on this TV is one of the best things about it - I have always found it to be crisp and sharp, and the colours and black levels are all perfect for watching films. When watching sport it's not that quick to track the action, but it's not bad. The interfaces that come with the TV like the menus and TV guide are all well designed and pretty easy to use - although the guide isn't the best of its kind, as it can be difficult to see what times the programmes are on.
The biggest problem I have had with the TV is that the DVD player broke after about a year and a half - when you put the DVD into the tray it spins and spins, but nothing happens. I've tried to fix this, but nothing seems to work. I'm not sure if this part is that well built - there is a lot of plastic on the TV that feels a little cheap in places, and I don't think the DVD player is that high-quality, which is a shame, because it's a really good feature that makes things easier, as you can use the same remote as the TV and don't need to buy or plug in a separate DVD player.
Overall, I think this is a reasonable product, and is good for the price (around £300). Logik seems like a good budget brand who make reliable TVs, and although they aren't as modern-looking and slimline as other more expensive names, I think they're a good buy.
Having had my old TV die in spectacular fashion it was time for a bit of an upgrade. Choosing a TV can be a daunting task with many things to be taken into consideration. My main one was price and getting the best quality and size to suit my needs for my budget.
The Logik TV us easy to set up, and has a built in freeview receiver. Admittedly I have not used the freeview as we live in a poor area and get our TV from SKY, though in the future if we ever move into a better reception are or ours get better this will be a great feature - all those freeview channels without the need for an extra box and wires sitting by the TV is a definite plus.
So far I have been impressed by the quality of the picture both in HD and standard definition and picture wise it more than suits my needs. The colours are good and the general settings are good for the whole range of colours and dark and light situations. The sound is also good and a marked improvement on my last set.
I also like having the PC contectivity and have my laptop plugged in right now to type this review.
I don't have any glaring negatives about this set as it is right for my setting. My TV is in a fairly small room so with the 26" screen, good picture quality and great sound it is easy to feel part of the action.
This tv is my first ever flatscreen. This Tv comes with built in freeview, a stand and a wall mount if you so choose.
It cannot be more simple to opperate, the menu is extremely easy with one button navigation.
The tv is stylish and looks great in any room from a bedroom or in a living room (it maybe abit small for that but it wouldnt look out of place). The neon blue on light making it look very moden. A small touch but o so effective.
The remote is simple however on mine there is a slight problem that it does not register every command and you sometimes have to be abit patient with it but it gets there in the end.
Sometimes there is a little bit of lag after a prolonged period of the tv being on. This is things like not all the programmes appear on the freeview bar and it may take a few seconds to change channel but a quick turn off and on again usually sorts that.
The only downside really is the freeview only lists 2 programmes per channel (whats on now and whats on next) which limits you but you get used to it. The tv does have a reminder function (similar to sky) so if your as forgetful as me you wont miss the programme youv'e been waiting for on the other side.
The picture quality on average tv channels is good and i have never had a problem with it. The HD isn't that bad for the price of the tv its clear and very rarely looks blurry, if not at all. It produces perfect pictures for gaming so you can play the games in a way they were designed for.
Overall i would say a great tv for the price and size. Even though its not a samsung or sony it is my logical choice!
I bought this tv back in january 2008 for £399 and i have yet to come across a thing i DONT like about it.
its 26" lcd HD ready screen makes viewing easy and relaxing. it has a built in digital tuner, so theres no need to cash out for a freeview box, although i already had virgin media so i havent had a chance to test this yet.
it has pc connection and 2 hdmi sockets so you can hook up your laptop or tower, and use this as an alternative to a computer monitor, it also has 2 scart leads for other accessories.
the picture quality is amazing, i was genuinly surprised when i first watched tv on it as everything is so clear for a 26"!!
the sound quality is also crystal clear with nicam stereo sound.
the television is also available in a 32 inch and a 37 inch sized screen, but this would have been too big for my bedroom ;-).
i would recomend this tele to anyone looking to buy a reliable, small tv, as it has everything you could ask for and more, as well as being on the cheap side. the cheapest ive found this tv for is £274.99 at currys.
Dont forget the digital switch over! another good reason to go and grab one of these.