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We're not a family of huge wealth. We get by. So our budget for a new tv when the old one randomly kicked the bucket was slim. However, we went out and brought back this orion flat screen telly. With its flashy boasts of HD ready and being already setup with freeview built-in, we decided it was perfect for us.
The screen is great, the sound quality really isn't something I could complain about. Its got a fair screen that isn't too big and isn't by far small. It does however occasionally have a lag in the picture/sound synchronisation which is usually fixed by switching it off and on. We've had it for over a year now and its done well. Only in the last few weeks has a mysterious patch of discolouring has appeared at the top of the page however, its really not blatant enough to be a nuisance.
overall, the tv has really done a good job and I think its got a good few years life left yet!
I purchased the Orion 32 from the Currys store about 2 years ago for about £350, which was a cheap price for a 32 inch flat screen tv with HD, although the more well known brands are now coming down in price.
On the TV, the specification is not that high when compared to 32" TVs on sale today. But When I purchased it at the time, it was extremely good value for money with the specification. The TV itself, although HD in nature, is not full HD, as the specification is 720P, which is higher than standard TV but not full HD. Although I cannnot comment on the HD quality of the TV as I do not have any HD devices that use HD.
The connections on the TV are 2 HDMI ports for HD devices, 2 scart ports for devices such as DVD players or a sky box, component another way to connect HD devices, a sub-d 15 pin connector so a PC can be connected and a headphone socket.
When I got the TV home, it was simple to set up like all tvs, through the use of the automatic TV tuner for both analogue and digital TV signals. The picture quality of the freeview signal was clear and precise and therefore easy to view. There is a problem with the picture quality of the TV when it is viewed through a device that is connected through using the scart port. Such as example is when viewing programmes through a sky digital box, as the picture quality is not as clear as through freeview; as when football is viewed on sky sports, the fast paced camera movement can become blurred.
In Freeview mode there features that are not always found on TVs that have built in Freeview, such as the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), and automatic programme timer, that will turn over the programme or turn the TV on if the setting to do this is turned on.
A feature that was welcomed on the TV, that can now be found on all new falt screen TVs is the PC connection, which I use alot. This allowed a person to use the TV like a computer monitor, the way I use this is to view movies that have been downloaded through online stores like itunes. For this purpose the PC port is of excellent use, although I would not use the TV as an everyday monitor as viewing TV is difficult unless put into a larger font.
A problem that I have found with the sound, is that it cannot be fully turned off when watching a program, which is a problem as the TV is placed in the bedroom currently, and with some programs that are watched through Freeview it can still seem loud. But this is only a slight problem.
I believe that this was a good purchase for the price that I paid for it two years ago, although I believe that the TV could be purchased alot cheaper than I paid for it.
This is a good value for money TV. The quality of the picture is very good and of course it comes HD ready but i don't have a HD package so i can't comment on that. The TV came with built in freeview, giving you lots of extra channels. The 32 inch screen fits in a room much better than the 37 inch, which I found too big and over bearing for my needs. The TV is not as stylish and sleek as some of the other TV's on the market. The quality of the screen and picture is good but some of the other materials look a bit cheap, especially the remote control. We have had the TV a year now and we have not had any technical problems and is as good as the day we bought it. The sound quality is pretty impress considering and the provides a good sound anywhere in the room. It does seem to take longer to change channels that most TVs it is not a major issue but it is noticeable. I would recommend this product as a good quality TV for a very god price
Well this TV is great quality the screen is of a good size and provides great quality viewing. The sound is very good also with the speakers running along the bottom of the TV its almost like surround sound.
It comes HD Ready which is great for watching sport and nature channels. The TV arrived at my door with digital freeview vuilt in allowing me to access around 40 channels.
It comes with an Electronic Program Guide which means checking whats on is as simple as clicking a button.
The TV was abargain price and deliverd to my door very promptly. It was ready to use out of the box and just put it up on my wall and began to watch!
Although I did have to tune it to get all the digital chanels that i desired.
The TV is very stylish with its dark black decor. It is suitable for any living room!
The Orion 32RN10D is an interesting television (to me, at least). I think that going back to how I discovered it would be appropriate before I begin this review, so here I go:
Having not receiving a full pay check this month I decided to go and look for a TV regardless. Having resigned myself to the idea that a 26" would have to do I was somewhat dismayed to find that many of the 26 inchers on offer were, actually, pretty rubbish. I looked all over and all I found were minimum SCART & HDMI inputs, low contrast ratios and screens that were smaller than I remembered 26 inches being.
Feeling let down and close to heading home empty handed I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the Orion 32RN10D as I was leaving the store (I didn't literally stumble upon it, fortunately). Declaring that it was not only better than all the other televisions I had looked at that day, but bigger too, I decided I would grab it while I had the chance!
Anyway, on to the review:
This TV was remarkably light once out of the box and only took a matter of minutes to set up. I plugged it in, switched it on and the set up screen popped up. Selecting auto-tune I proceeded to wait a few minutes while it went about it's business. That done, I checked the channels and, as expected, all was in order.
Except channels 3 and 4 were in the wrong places. Oh no!
Happily, this was easily adjusted by popping over to the menu and choosing the "channel switching" option, where I swapped the two channels around and all was right with the world!
So, all the channels worked. Freeview worked fine and dandy. Now for the real test, to try it out with my Xbox 360!
Except I didn't have the correct cables yet :(
So, I hooked the Xbox up via scart, regardless, and was pleased to see that the quality was higher than that of my old SDTV, but not really that great. Off to the shops I went!
Setting the TV up with component cables was as easy as pie. Everything is neatly tucked away and labeled well on the back of the TV itself and it only took me 20 seconds before I was back up and running, and what a sight it was! I'd had my reservations up until this point that such a cheap TV would have a pretty poor picture quality, how wrong I was. The default setting of 480p looked good enough but, no, that is not enough, I'm afraid. Changing it to 720p ups the picture even more to that of the quality you'd expect to see on an in-store display set. Personally, I can't see why you'd need or want anything more from your picture clarity.
Next up, sound control. Once again, I was unsure of what to expect when it came to the sound quality of this set, but once again I was happily surprised! The sound is brilliantly clear at low volume and stays so as it gets higher, never distorting one bit (at least not at the sort of levels you'll be taking it to at home). While there are no problems with the sound, I'd suggest a slight boost to the bass setting, as it's great.
The TV does feature what can only be described as "fake surround sound". I'm not entirely sure how or why it works but after turning it on I did get a slight sensation of surround sound. Nothing amazing, though. You definately wont want to rely on it over a proper surround set-up.
So far, so good and haven't even had to use the manual yet!
What more to say, really? The remote isn't exactly "pretty" but if you care about that then you'll probably want to go spend your money on a new Apple Mac instead of a nice TV. It's eficient and easy to use. I've had no problems with the set so far but haven't really had it long enough to comment on that. All that's left is the specs:
Avg Price: £399.99
Contrast Ratio: 1200:1
HD Ready: 720p, 1080i
PC Monitor Input: Yes
Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels
Sleep Timer: Yes
Speakers: 2 x 10 Watts
Viewing angle: 88 degrees
Wall mountable: Yes
Overall: All I'll say about this TV is that it's absolutely brilliant. Great value for money but I fear that a lot of people will be but off by a low contrast ratio, viewing angle and price tag. These really should not put you off buying this TV. If you have the money but don't want to spend extortionate prices, go for it. If not, try to anyway.