Product Type: Technika 3D LCD TV
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Decent TV; Decent Price
Technika 19" HD Ready LCD TV
Member Name: EdgySurveys
Technika 19" HD Ready LCD TV
Date: 26/08/12, updated on 26/08/12 (68 review reads)
Advantages: Good build, decent screen and display quality; built-in DVD player and built-in freeview.
Disadvantages: Potentially questionable DVD player functioning in some; I'd recommend getting an extended warranty.
== How and When I Got This TV ==
My parents actually bought this TV for me a few years ago as a birthday present. It's certainly served me well and I was most recently using it as a PC monitor substitute.
== Quality of Build ==
Starting from the 'ground up' (metaphorically speaking); let's start with the quality of the build...
This TV has a fairly solid build with a thick, sturdy plastic base and frame. This is the kind of thick plastic that is layered and relatively hard to break, giving a stern feel to this TV's outer-structure.
== Quality of Display ==
Quite obviously, one of the more/most important things regarding a television is its display and screen quality, and I can tell you that this one is very good.
This TV has a 19 inch LCD screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and it's HD ready.
If you're looking for a reasonably priced TV to play games on, or watch movies on, at a fairly high-quality; this TV is certainly a worthy choice, and does the job.
== The DVD Player ==
This TV has a built-in DVD player which you will find on the side of the TV which comes in great use; you simply insert your DVD in to the side of the TV and press play (controls on top or via the remote).
I've read quite a few people saying that this DVD player breaks and has broken for them; and whilst with my particular model it did not happen, my parents actually own one themselves and I believe that DVD player has broken, or is iffy. So quite clearly, there appears to be something to this claim and I definitely think you should bare that in mind if purchasing this TV.
== Build-in Freeview: Any Good? ==
This TV is one of the many new televisions to have a build-in freeview capability, and for the most part it works lovely. If you find yourself a decent aerial (I'd recommend an internal one for best results) then you can pick up a good amount of digital channels and if you don't watch much TV on a regular basis - it can be a very handy little alternative to paid cable.
== Is This TV Value for Money? ==
Overall I would say this TV is good value for money.
You'll find this particular television for around £100 online (I'd recommend searching for and buying this; and actually any technology items - online) and I'd say that's a very good price and that this TV will last you a good while, and be a good companion for gaming, channel surfing and movie watching.
I've read a handful of horror stories regarding the quality of this TV and other TVs from Technika such as the DVD player breaking (something to look in to, and bare in mind) but I can honestly say that I've had no issues with mine, and it's lasted me about three years so far.
If you're looking for a cheap, decent TV, this is a good option.
I hope I've done a good job at giving you some honest and clear insight and opinion on this product; and thank you for reading!
Summary: A decent and reliable TV, at a decent price.
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