“ MIRAI DTL-742E600 - 42" LCD TV - widescreen - 1080p (FullHD) - HD ready - TNT, FREEVIEW „
My mum bought one of these when her old TV of about 20years packed in. Seeing as I do all the technical stuff though (plug cables in etc, settings of TV, programming, and troubleshooting when something goes wrong) I think I have more of an idea to write the review!
At first the TV looks impressive as it is massive! And everythin gon it works absolutely fine. It is easy enough to set up, search for chanels as all the menus are really straight forward. For our use there are plenty of ports for extras, and of course they can always be swapped around. And I can't remember how much we paid but I don know it was a lot cheaper than other TVs of the same size and spec.
However, is this sort of massive TV appropriate for a 3 bed semi? Fair enough the room is quite big, but I still think the TV is overpowering. Although it sounds strange, the trouble with this brand is value for money. As in comparison the TVs are cheap you feel as though you may as well spend the same amount but just on the bigger model or the next one up. I know this is really our fault rather than the TV, but for everyday use of a typical family I don't think this would be your option. Don't get me wrong, the TV is great, but just a little too much.
The other problem we have too is we play a lot of catch up on the BBC Iplayer through the wii, and for that I'm afraid, this TV is absolutely pointless. The image is just so grainy and pixelated, it is more frustrating than just missing the program. Whereas I have watched catch up on smaller TVs and it is great. Even everyday TV is not quite the same quality. I do find, that it is easier to watch a better quality image on a smaller TV than watch a poorer one on this supersize thing. Maybe if we had HD that would make all the difference.
As I said, I have no probs with the TV, it is easy to use etc, but I would suggest for the average person who doesn't have giant rooms, go for the smaller model (and save yourself some money too!)