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Around four to five years ago, I quite liked the idea of having a television in my bedroom. However, because I was thinking in advance, I decided to opt in to buying a small TV as I knew I wasn't going to use it too often. After searching around for some time, I came across this one. It seemed to have a decent specification, and it was made by Samsung, a very reliable company in my opinion. I paid around £180, which even now, five years on, is quite good value for money.
To be honest, there is nothing too special about the exterior design of this TV. It is plain black with Samsung written at the bottom in silver. It has touch sensitive buttons (a nice extra, I think) up the side to turn it on/off, change the channel/volume, get the menu up, and change the input. These buttons did come in handy occasionally, because in my house, I never really have any batteries stocked up. Therefore, when the remote runs out of battery, I don't need to rush around trying to get some batteries, I can just use the buttons on the TV. Then again, I have never come across a TV that doesn't have buttons on. Maybe I should actually review the TV instead of talking about buttons!
The only part of the design that I don't like is the small transparent piece of plastic going across the bottom of the TV. I don't believe it has any purpose, except to add to the design, however, that does make the bottom of the TV a pain to clean unless you have cocktail sticks for fingers!
As soon as you turn the TV on, it greets you with this short, pleasant tone that really makes you realise how much thought has gone in to making the TV. I've just looked back and seen how many times I've used the word... well letters 'TV'. I apologise if that is getting annoying! Anyway... Alongside the tone, a blue light comes on slowly underneath the Samsung sign.
The TV comes with free-view built in, and that is all I need for a television that gets used for a couple of hours a week in my bedroom. It is HD ready, and I have always been under the impression that it is 1080i, however, the dooyoo specification says that it is 720p, so I am currently not sure which one it is. But none the less, it is HD ready.
I find the TV a pleasure to use, however, sometimes it is a bit slow when changing channels and opening the guide. It doesn't really bother me too much, though, and I have got used to it now.
~On The Back~
On the back, you get all of the sockets which I will list below:
Scart Socket Input
I don't know if this means much to you, but I only ever use the aerial input and HDMI input for when I play the PlayStation. Also, for obvious reasons, the power input. There are also a couple of smaller inputs which I don't know what are for...sorry. As you can see, it does lack sockets, as I only had one HDMI and one Scart socket. However, for a small bedroom TV, I suppose more sockets are not really that necessary.
Because it is HD ready, the quality isn't as good as full HD. However, the picture is pretty decent, and I couldn't really complain bearing in mind it is around 5 years old. The sound quality is quite good, but I do have to turn the volume up more than my main TV, but that isn't really a problem.
The build quality is what you would expect from Samsung. It is very well made and doesn't feel cheap. It is mountable on the wall, which I have done, and it feels very stable. Put it this way, it hasn't fallen down yet. Maybe that is due to be expertise in being a TV wall putterer onner... he said sarcastically.
The only other thing I have to comment on is the remote control. It seems to work well from a distance, and is very easy to use. There is a button that glows in the dark, and when you press that, the main buttons light up so you can see if it is dark. When I say main buttons, I mean the ones that are used most often - volume, channel change, power, etc.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this TV for a bedroom or kitchen. It is cheap and reliable, and has a decent spec. It obviously isn't made to be a main television as it is only 19 inches. But like I said, it is perfect for a bedroom.
I brought this TV last October and I can tell you that if your looking for a TV for a bedroom you can do no better than this Samsung TV. The Tv has 10000:1 dynamic contrast which produces an excellent picture quality with plenty of colour contrast along with 720p HDTV produces an good image quality. The TV also comes with two HD ports, meaning you can add two HDMI devices (e.g. game consoles or blu-ray players) which more than plenty for a 19 inch TV for use in a bedroom. A downside of this TV is that it can be complicated to use at first but when you get use to it you have a great TV for use in your bedroom. Overall this is a great TV it has good image quality, 2 HD ports to add a couple devices that you want to use and is very reliable. Also to finish sound quality is good and the TV is easy to install just plug in and turn on!
This is the second Samsung TV that I have in the house...Its only 19 inch so it sits in my bedroom... I tend to have it sitting on the stand but you can also mount it onto the wall... however as its only 19 inch I wouldn't recommend this unless you are sitting at a maximum 12 feet otherwise you may struggle to see the picture...
As with my other TV its really easy to set up and is HD ready too... It has the standard Samsung remote control and you can also set it up to control your DVD player through it..
It has built in freeview and again the remote has a guide option so you view the TV guide...It also has some options to turn it off and on, change channels and increase the sound on the TV itself. As with most Samsung TV's it can't be turned off on the TV and will only go into standby, so you do need to switch off at the wall...
When I first bought this TV I did some research and some people did find that the blue light under the TV could be distracting as they advised that it came on when the TV was in standby, however I must admit that I don't see a blue light so I'm not sure if this has something to do with settings so maybe one to watch out for..?!
I tend to have the sound up quite high as I do find that its not as loud as my bigger 32 inch version... for the size of the TV though I do think the sound quality is good..
I've had this TV for 2 years now and the only problem I have with it is that on the very odd occasion it will actually come on and then off again..I'm not sure if this is a power surge though!
I'm a student and this is perfect for me! This is an amazing price for such a brilliant standard of an HD ready TV! I have used this TV for many things, including watching DVDs, Freeview and playing on the Xbox 360 console. The television is so easy to set up there's no need to read the instructions. It gives off an amazing High Definition picture quality that it makes you feel like your actually in the film! the picture is crystal clear with many different setups from dynamic to standard. Sound quality fills me with awe, I can probably hear a pin drop out of this baby. I have not recieved any problems gaining all the channels from its in-built freeview system. Perfect for playing on any console such as the xbox 360 and the PS3, I have so much fun playing on it with friends and family. The remote control and touch sensitive keys on the TV are always reactive and never had any problems. Only problem I have with it is the glossy finish which collects fingerprints really easily.I recommend this to anyone looking for a great standard LCD HD TV with a very good price!
This Tv is great for either a small room or just for playing consoles on. With 720p Hd function it is perfect for a great HD experience without having to spend too much on a TV capable of full HD.
It comes in a smooth black colour and an adjustable stand that can easily be moved for wall mounting, should it be required.
All the standard connection ports are easily available at the rear. HDMI, AV, Component, Scart and S-Video are all there along with an areal port to support the inbuilt Freeview. The remote control can support not only the TV, but also DVD, VCR, Cable and a set top box should the make and model be supported. The buttons are all large enough so you are not pressing the wrong buttons yet small enough to keep the remote a good size.
The info bar on the Freeview can be viewed easily although if you want to check out further information on other channels, a trip to the TV guide is required.
The sound is very clear on both the HDMI and TV settings (as this is all I have used) and the hidden speakers are a nice addition.
The setup is nice and simple and the on screen guide makes everything smooth. Setup took about 10 minutes.
A great small 720p HD TV, with an inbuilt free view box (Not Freesat). This TV is perfect for consoles, I use it with a PS3 and when used with a HDMI cable the picture quality on all games is vastly improved.
Ease of Set up - Set up takes about 5 minutes,once plugged in it has an auto channel search and store, which takes approximately 6 minutes to complete.
TV Guide - All channels stored and it has a great navigation menu called "Full Guide" which is a lot like the the TV guide on Sky tv, enabling you to see whats on in the future quickly and easily whilst also allowing you to set reminders for programs you want to watch.
Picture Quality - Excellent! Having searched for TV for a good 3 months I picked the Samsung on its picture quality, I have watched Blu Ray DVD's using a PS3 and the quality is mind blowing considering the TV's size!
Sound Quality - Again fantastic quality - however, if you plan to use this TV in a very large room you may need additional speakers as the volume is slightly limited. It is fine for Bedrooms!
Look - It is Stylish in black with sleak curves and a shinny finish (although it does seem to attract dust!)
In Conclusion - A great small HD tv, with the confidence that Samsung Brand brings!