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We have two of these, one in black for my partners kids who stay at the weekend, and one in white in our bedroom. We have had them for almost 4 years now and they haven't let us down.
One of the best points is that if the channels need retuning, it doesn't stop you from watching. We have a freeview box downstairs, and when you turn it on to quickly watch something ..... it always decides that it has to retune and you end up missing whatever you wanted to watch!
OK, so if you don't retune then you might have lost the channel you wanted to watch, but the usual suspects (BBC1, 2, 3, C4, C5) don't seem to move that often anyway so its usually fine.
TV is relatively quick to start up, volume is not bad, could be louder and the screen quality better - but I think it is good for a budget telly, and for sitting in bed and watching telly it is just fine.
DVD seems to work well as well, picks up quickly and hasn't spat out any DVD's in disgust yet.
The stand is also pretty sturdy - it hasn't fallen over yet in the kids room, and that is surprising!
I would purchase again.
== The Price ==
I was lucky enough to purchase Technika LCD22-208E Televison for around £80 from my local Tesco supermarket, which at the time was at sale price as the retail price was around £130 plus. This TV model is no longer available to buy from Tesco, as it has been replaced my newer models, however it can still be purchased from eBay for £115 which is brand new, and others are selling it in used and refurbished condition at prices starting from £60.
== Specifications ==
*Component Input Contrast Ratio 1000:1
*Digital Tuner - Teletext - Fast Text
.*Flat Screen - HD Ready
*HDMI Sockets 1
*SCART Sockets 1
* PC, RF,
*CI Slot (avalibility to subscribe to select Pay TV)
*Picture Frequency 50Hz
*Brightness 300 cd/m2 - Resolution 1680 x 1050
*Screen Type LCD
*Screen size 22"
*Sound Quality NICAM STEREO
*Table Stand Included Yes
*VESA 100 x 100
*Visible Screen Size 21.9"
*Wall Mountable Yes
*Weight in 6.5kg
*Height 440 mm - Width 523mm - Depth 210mm
== Experience ==
We needed a spare TV for the spare room, as the old fat 19 inch we previously owned had finally packed in after a good few years of use. We were on the look out for a cheap but reliable TV that had a 22" screen, as it was a spare room TV we didn't necessarily need a large screen TV as we knew it would be a lot more expensive. Luckily the Technika TV ticked all the boxes for us as it was considerably cheap costing only £80 and it had some good reviews.
This TV is a combi Television which means it has an integrated DVD player, Freeview and to make things even better it also HD ready. We were mainly on a look out for a TV, but when we saw that it comes with all added functions in one unit we simply snatched at the deal. The TV came with a One year guarantee which is great, as it was a brand that I had never used before so wasn't 100% sure of its reliability, so if it did pack in I new I could get a new one or full refund. Extended warranties was also offered for additional costs but we declined, as we thought it was a spare TV so didn't really want to fork out extra on something would be used occasionally .
Weight and Size
The TV is very lightweight and weighs approx 6.5kg, this makes it perfect for a spare TV as it means I could easily transport it into another room or into the downstairs kitchen without too much hassle at all. As it is 22 inch LCD screen it is a lot thinner than my previous (Fat) TV and therefore takes up very little room (Height 440 mm - Width 523mm - Depth 210mm) on our dressing table despite it actually having a bigger screen size.
The TV comes with a integrated stand that allows it sit perfectly secure on our dressing table in our spare room. It can also be wall mounted, but it requires purchasing a separate wall mount brackets and drilling etc so we opted to just leave it as it is, but it is good to know that the option is available if wanted, for example if we decided we wanted to use it for the kitchen or dinning room instead then it would be more practical to use a wall bracket so it can be viewed from all angles and not take up necessary room on the table tops.
The Technika TV has a range of available connections including a HDMI socket which is ideal for connecting bluray players, or game consoles such as PS3 & Xbox. It is also vital for the playability of the new PS4 which can not work on a standard non HD TV and requires a HDMI connection to even power on. This was very important for my partner and me as we do like watching HD quality movies, and playing video games etc. It is very simple to connect the HDMI cable, simply connect one end to back of the TV HDMI socket and the other to the end of HD device being used.
The TV also comes with a SCART socket, audio output and digital coaxial socket. It has also has headphone socket to connect a pair of headphones, which does come in very handy if one of us is watching something late at night and we can have to volume as loud as we want as long as we have the headphones on that is! It has VGA, and RF connections too.
Child Lock Feature
I like the fact that it comes with a child lock feature, which basically enables you to lock out certain channels that you don't want younger children to watch. We have not used this feature, but I can imagine it being very useful in a family with lots of younger children.
The integrated Freeview & tv channels is fairly straightforward to tune, just select the TV menu and then general settings, and finally select first installation and then OK. This will automatically start the tuning process and takes only a couple of minutes to search for normal channels as well as digital channels, and stops automatically when completed. This was a stress free installation process as the TV basically did all the hard work and did so very quickly indeed.
Picture and Sound Quality
The TV quality is overall excellent; the picture displays at 1680x1050 resolution and therefore has good quality colour display and crystal clear pictures. The sound is also surprisingly good, being fairly thin I thought the integrated speakers wouldn't be of high quality, but the sound output is very good and even at medium volumes the sound is more than loud enough and clear to the ear.
The DVD Function & Navigating Through Functions.
The DVD function is simple to use, simply select DVD in the source menu and insert the DVD into the tray which is located on the right side of the TV. It plays DVDs well, and have not experienced any skipping during play. The navigating through the functions is easy to do, select Source again and then select freeview to go back to digital viewing or DVD to go back to DVD viewing. All very handy, especially if you are waiting for a programme to start and are watching a DVD just to pass the time, having this easy to navigate feature makes it quick and easy to switch between functions even for a novice like me.
Remote control comes with the TV and is easy to use, most buttons are clearly labelled, but if you have any issues a quick look at the easy to read instructions will surely help known what button is for what. The teletext is easy clear to read, however we rarely use teletext to really explain it in much detail.
== Conclusion ==
Overall this is great TV that displays quality pictures and has a good sound output. It has comes with DVD and Freeview and is HD ready, therefore it helps get rid of all the cable clutter and makes for a great lightweight and thin TV that hardly takes up any room. I would happily pay £80-130 for this TV, and therefore give it a full 5/5 rating.
I had never used a Tv in my bedroom and was not keen to go down that route until my husband has a nasty accident and was off work for a few six months as he was so ill he stayed in bed all day after being released from hospital and i was aware he would be staying there. I wanted to get him a cheap Tv for our room but needed to be a reasonable size because our bedroom is a full floor size of the house. I chose to get a tv from Tesco as they always have good deals on them and i have had electrical goods before, found the products to be great quality and long lasting.
Technika ldc22-208 tv cost £149 and purchased from a Tesco store. It comes in a cardboard box showing the picture of the tv on it and has a plastic carry strap on the box for lifting the tv. In the box was the tv, remote control and an information booklet all individually wrapped with plastic bags and polystyrene over the tv screen to protect it during transit.
Setting the tv up on my own was simple thank goodness as i'm most useless when it comes to technical things, i didn't even need to read the booklet and it can be used straight from the box.
I sat the tv on a bedside table near an electric socket where the tv arial box was also, this was temporarily as i did later purchase a wall bracket. Plugging the tv in and there is only one small hole for the arial to plug in and on the back is a main on off switch if you don't like the tv being on standby.
After plugging it in you have to use the remote to tune it into the freeview that comes built into the tv, i did need to read the separate instructions that come with the remote as was unsure what buttons to press after a quick read one push of a button and the tv was on auto for tuning in the freeview fantastic we get all the channels and my husband was very please he could not watch tv instead of reading newspapers all day.
Technika ldc22-208 is a 22 inch tv. Black glossy plastic material, flat screen and comes in a base stand, i thought the stand was stuck to the tv until my brother fitted it onto the wall. The stand clips off behind the tv by pushing a screw driver into the clip to release the tv.
This is a hd tv and can be used for a pc as a monitor and has two scart cable sockets ideal for adding a dvd player or console. The screen shows crisp clean images and the colour is amazing. The sound quality is also great. The remote responds quickly to the tv and the commands are processed. If like me you mislay the remote loads of time through the day you can also change channels and turn the volume up down on the side of the tv hidden behind the frame so you cant clearly see them.
Technika ldc22-208 is excellent value for money and does the job well. We have now had the tv for three years and had no issues with it yet. I find it most handy to have a tv in my bedroom now so i can escape to watch the soaps and have some me time. I think it looks stylish, modern and goes with the decor in my bedroom. Technika ldc22-208 i give it 5 dooyoo stars really is a bargain, reliable and great picture, sound quality.
I was sceptical about this tv as I have had technika products in the past and not only did they look cheap but they broke quickly. This tv was on offer for sub £100 which did worry me and it was bought as a put me on until I could afford to buy a bigger and better tv. It is so good it now acts as our tv. The screen isperfect for a smaller room. It is 'blooming great!'
It can be wall mounted but I use it on the tv unit and it looks great there too.
It does not look 'plasticy' and the picture quality is good. The sound quality is great for the size of the tv and it will go up loud enough for you to tell the kids off! I like having freeview already installed as it saves having to find a place for freeview box. The dvd players keeps my kids happy as they enjoy watching them and this is easy to operate.
The remote and set up is very easy and I say this as I am not technically minded. The kids have grasped how to use it very quickly too.
The tv has totally altered my opinion of this brand and i will check out there other products in the hope that time has made them better.
Although it might not be a sony it does the job and i am happy with it and think that you will too.
Well! no surprise really, I should have known better. I bought an LCD22-208 in December 2009 it was good enough for my limited use but a bit of a fiddle to get the sound and the picture right at times, depending on what's being viewed. However, recently it has developed a flickering white line across the top and the bottom of the screen, which is really irritating.
I called the number given on the guarantee for Sky Media UK LTD, even though I knew I would likely get very little help, if any, as the warranty had ran out. Yes, you guessed it £160 to repair it out-with the terms of the warranty. Why oh why do we have to put up with this rubbish as a society, you buy a product, pay decent money for it, and expect to get more than 18 months out of it.
It was interesting that, whilst very polite, the customer service assistant seemed to know exactly what the problem was when I described it stating that I had a 'Pixel Line Problem'. Is this a common fault with the model or built in obsolescence? In any event, if anyone out there can suggest an easy fix, I'd be very grateful.
If Tesco or Sky Media are listening then 'join the human race' and do the right thing by your customers!!
Having only paid £150 I would say that I am relatively happy with my purchase, I didn't expect the television to be incredible, but having a 22" television which is HD ready, also has built-in free-view and a DVD player is extremely good for the price I paid.
Although it has a lot of features, I find that when i'm using the television to play my xbox 360 I have to adjust the brightness settings or else it is impossible, the television has different brightness settings already installed and these can be very useful when watching an action movie I often change the settings to 'Dynamic' in order to experience the colour properly.
In summary, for what I payed for this television, it's brilliant, this is why I rate it highly but not its attributes, we must remember that this is a Tesco brand television and therefore we can expect it to be cheap, it's easy to compare the quality of this television with others in the same way we could compare Tesco's food products, you can either buy Heinz baked beans or a Tesco value brand.
This DVD Combi 22 inch LCD TV was a christmas present from my lovely mum, who picked it up in the Currys sale at £120 (should of bein £180). That's is amazing in itself, as, in my opinion, this TV's great!
The TV does have freeview built in, but as I don't have an aerial, i've not yet bein able to see the quality of TV Channels, and instead have only watched DVD's on it so far.
The picture is amazing - somewhat enchanting. Although the TV's not huge, it's so clear and sharp, at times looking almost 3D. The picture sometimes looks as if it's standing out from the screen, definetly great quality. My mum has a HD tv and this is almost as good, if not as good as HD in my opinion.
The sound's decent, with it bein able to go extremely loud and still be audible with no buzzing/echoing/vibrations.
Physically it's not too heavy and can be easily transported from one room to the other.
Only thing i've noticed is it wobbles alot with even the slightest of knocks so i'm always careful.
The on and off switch is easy to use and the instruction manual is very easy to understand.
A single remote was also included with the TV.
All in all this was a great value TV which i thoroughly enjoy.
I'll be honest, this is more of a rant than a review but ill try to be as helpful as possible.
Technika is tescos own brand (remember Logik and Matsui?) apparently outsourced to Samsung. I don't know where to start really. They are TVs, they are correct in providing the features that people have been told they should look for in a TV. Normally they are 1080p (Blu-Ray, this particular model is below 1080p in some strange twilight zone of resolutions), you get 22 inches of screen size (21.6), it will play dvds and show freeview channels.
Here's a technical explanation of why Technika TVs will never meet my standards and the standards of a lot of people, here are the metrics some people *should* look for in a TV:
*response time: This is the speed at which the TVs computer changes frame, a HIGH response time causes screen tearing on even the slowest of scenes, even the opening sequence of coronation street may look blurry. Technika TVs don't even list their response times which suggests to me that they're too aweful to even publish to the public. For the same price you can buy a TV from anywhere else and compare response times.
*refresh rate / hz / frequency: This is the number of times that the TV produces a new image for your eyes, your eyes see at 25hz, less than 75hz will give a lot of people headaches or make their eyes feel tired. Computer screens are never less than 75hz, Technika TVs are 50hz, for £100 more you can get a 100hz TV that will be much easier on the eyes.
*contrast ratio: this is a rough numerical indication of how many different colours the TV can display at once. Technica 208s render 700:1 contrast ratio, this is the worst I've ever seen. It's commonly accepted that 50,000+ is good and below is noticeably bad. Colours won't look right especially on anything particularly colourful like nature shows. Again, for £100 more you can get a 50,000+ TV and not have these types of problems.
Also I should note that the build quality on Samsungs in a similar price range is very poor (I own one), cheap plastics, missing features, tinny speakers not even pointing forward. So if these are manufactured by Samsung then I would expect a very low build quality.
In short: If you sit down with your family and try to watch James Bond, the poor picture quality will be the elephant in the room. If you want a TV for the kids room then Technika may suit.
This is a flat screen LCD tv which has built in freeview and dvd player. You can also play game stations, such as playstation, xbox on this tv, as there is one scart input. I also play my mp3 player through the tv.
You can also connect it to a PC, but i haven't tried that yet.
It was also very cheap, as it is Tescos own brand. I think i paid around 150pounds, but also received clubpoints which I will use for family days out.
The tv is very light weight, which makes it ideal to hang on the wall. A tip here is to check argos, as i got mine for only 5 pounds, when other shops sell them for around 10 or 15 pounds.
All in all i would say that this tv looks expensive, has all the features that we need in this day and age (freeview, dvd), but is a bargain price.
I purchased this tv a few months ago, and i think i got a good buy. I decided that we needed a tv to put on our wall in our bedroom now that the cold nights are setting in. I really like watching tv in bed under the duvet, so i was glad that i chose this tv. It not only is a tv but also has built in freeview plus plays dvd's as well as cd's.
I bought a wall mount from argos for the bargain price of 5pounds, and made my partner put the tv up on the wall.
After he put the tv on the wall i got the remote control out of the box and began tuning in the tv.
After i got it all tuned in by following the basic easy instructions, i was ready to watch tv.
Unfortunetly, i broke my tv remote, so now i have to stand on a chair to reach the buttons of the tv because its on the wall.
The buttons are on top of the tv, not the side like some are.
It is a reliable little tv and does what it says on the box.
This television can be used as either a TV or a computer monitor depending on which cables are connected into it. The picture quality is fantastic as well as the sound been brilliant. All of the settings are fully cutomizable to suit the users needs and preferences, e.g the setting can be changed from 'standard' to 'game' or 'sport' to make the most of what you are watching.
One of the best features of this is the built in DVD player, its neatly fitted into the back of the TV. Another thing is that it also comes with built in freeview and all of these functions can be accessed from the one remote control.
Because of my positive experience with this product, I am considering purchasing a 32+ Technika television to have as the main TV in my house, because i know its reliable and amazing value for money compared to some of the more well known brands.
Great LCD Tv especially considering the price. For £150 it is excellent value for money. By the way, in case anyone is wondering IT DOES PLAY DIVX/XVID! To me, this was very important. The sound is very good and picture quality likewise.
I bought this tv from Tesco about 3 months ago for £150 which was a promotional price in-store Leicester for just the day. I opened the box and was very impressed at the better quality of packaging than most other ownbrand supermarkets out there and i have bought quite a few items as i have a big family and im always buying presents for them. The setup of attaching the stand to the tv is very easy and they supply you with the pictures needed to do it. The look of the tv is very stylish mordern looking. I connected it to my ariel supply which actually is the feed from my skybox downstairs. The picture quality can be adjusted quite easily with different settings like movie,sport,game,standard and personal for your favourite setting. You can also adjust the sound setting,Which is wonderful from this cheapily priced tv. The quality of treble and bass is quite impressive. I bought this also on recommendation from my brother so it was a win win situation and he's had him for over 1 1/2 years with no problems.
I bought this TV 2 weeks ago after looking around numerous shops for a similar item. Other TVs with all the same features and the same size were costing in general over £200, whereas I picked up this one for £160 which is a complete bargain. The screen is 22" which is big enough to have a very clear picture for movies, TV, gaming and the like, but it is also small enough to place in a bedroom and not take up too much room. There are many different inputs available with this TV - games consoles, mp3, hdmi and scart sockets plus many more. The built in DVD player is very easy to work and is very discreet in the product so much so that you wouldn't really notice it's there. The TV itself is very light and very easy to wall mount (there is a list of recommended and compatible wall brackets on the box to make this easier - the price range for these is £10 for the cheapest and £35 for the dearest). The built in Freeview is very easy to operate and I have never had any trouble with the signal or picking up channels. The first time you plug in and use the TV there is a very simple first time installation which finds and installs all the channels available to you.
This television was purchased as a birthday present for me in 2008, and I still have it now!
It was easy to set up, it has a sufficient picture and sound quality, and also is very slim and includes a DVD player on the side.
I have since been able to connect my Nintendo Wii to this television with ease!
One down side to this product is the ridiculous noise it makes when you turn it on, it sounds horrible forced and painful! Quite annoying but not a major problem as it only lasts a couple of seconds!
It's lasted pretty well, however it has started to become very unresponsive lately when I want to change channels, for example, I'll press the button to change the channel and it'll be about 30 seconds before the channel actually changes! In fact, there have been a few occasions where the channel has failed to change for up to five whole minutes! Not great!
There are also a lot of times where certain channels lose their sound, this problem for me has been resolved by retuning the whole television.
On a whole, not a bad TV considering the price that was initially paid for it.
What a gem!
I bought this after moving out of my parents and into my own flat, and found i needed a bigger TV.
I came across this beauty in one of the larger Tesco stores in my area, and paid a very reasonable 220 pounds for it!
It has a very sleek finish, a glossy black surround and stand, and a large 22" LCD screen.
Setup is what i was dreading the most. I am not technical in the slightest. And the thought of tuning the built in freeview was daunting. I was more than pleasantly suprised to find the auto-tune function for the freeview VERY easy to use! The complete set up was done by myself only in around 5 minutes. The picture quality is fab.
The built-in DVD is great, no sliding part, just insert and go!
I found the remote control easy to use, and the menus large and simple.
Overall, i found this TV an absolute BARGAIN and couldnt recommend Technika highly enough for an outstanding and affordable product