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Roadstar LCD7082D

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      30.07.2009 01:21
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      Brilliant purchase with excellent screen clarity

      This little Swiss beauty has provided me with one to one entertainment for many a year. When times have been hard, I have sought escapism via the route of my Roadstar LCD widescreen portable TV. I bought this roughly two years ago. I went for this particular one because it was the only one with inbuilt Freeview. There are many variations on the market these days, and now that I have a 37inch, I use this less frequently, as it's positioned in the kitchen. The 7inch high resolution screen (1440x234 pixels) is more than sufficient for my needs and the picture is crystal clear. Saying that, I did have to purchase an external aerial in order to get perfect reception. A trip to Argos did the trick and I have had full reception ever since (TV wise, at least!) Initially I had to tune the channels (there are 2 options with this, manual or automatic - in the first instance I find an automatic tuning is in order) and arrange the aerial to get the best reception, but once you've found that special place it's a doddle.

      There are 2 speakers on either side of the LCD screen, ensuring that you get excellent audio output. There is also a headphone socket, so you can get totally hooked into the world of TV. The volume can be controlled, either by the button on the right hand side of the screen, or via remote control. Yes, I know it's a portable TV, so how far away from it can you be to need a remote control? I must admit, I have not made use of the remote, apart from when tuning the TV, but it is there as a handy accessory.

      In terms of security, you can use the parental function of setting a pin code. You can personalise the background of the screen by altering the menu colour, transparency, border pattern and the entry animation - making it more unique.

      The inbuilt games function means that even if there's nothing on the 30+ channels worth watching , there are 3 games that could ease the boredom - Mine, Tetris, and Gomoku, all fairly easy to get accustomed to. There is also a calendar - just in case you forget what day it is, lol! Not only are there fun and games to be had, but you can also watch your DVD's on it via the AV output.

      With this tiny package, you also get a removable desk stand, which I have made use of by attaching it to the wall - my own DIY version of those Moben/Magnet adverts. It works just as well, and, like I said, once you've got the correct place for reception, Bob's your uncle!

      To charge, it comes with a mains adapter as well as a car charger. In the car, it is difficult to get good reception and I do tend to find that the picture is intermittent, therefore I don't take it out anymore.

      A similar version is out on Amazon, the main difference being, that it's gained an inch - size matters after all! It retails at £189.47 from Amazon and is an excellent, value for money purchase!

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