Product Type: Technika 3D LCD TV
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LARGE GUIDE WANTED...............G ET YOURSELF A TECHNIKA!
Member Name: nayland
Advantages: Great picture, very clear sound, great tv guide, lots of freeview channels!
Disadvantages: Apart from the 1st one and me being fussy on the second one , then none!
After last year Hubby purchasing a 42" TV for the lounge, I was getting a bit fed up with my tiny ( but huge body the telly not me!) 14" TV in my bedroom and with the World Cup coming ( incase you hadn't realised!!) I knew that there would be times when the some of the programmes that I wanted to watch would clash with some of the games that hubby would want to watch. So after a bit of a careful moan ( moaning too much gets me nowhere, so just enough is right!), hubby surprised me with this Technika 22" flatscreen TV. Lovely Hubby !!.
Now if you are looking to be reading a very technical review then I would suggest that you read one of the other reviews, as I'm no techno geek and can only describe this TV in very ordinary words and sentences, hopefully enough to be able to give you enough information to want one!.
Well when this turned up you can imagine that I was really pleased as not only was it a much bigger screen to watch, but took up a lot less space and could also be wallmounted if wanted. This was not only a TV but also has Freeview built in ( which gets rid of another box on the table and frees up another plug socket!) and plays DVD's. So all this in just on one lead ( I hate leads!!!) so that was great.
The TV itself is a lovely shiny black and comes with the stand seperate, which you screw in once attached ( I still haven't screwed mine in yet which I will explain later!). Also in the box there are;
1 x User Guide Book
1 x Remote Control
1 x RF lead
1 x Quick Start Guide
1 x 3.5mm jack to phono cable
2 x AAA batteries
Once you have fitted in your TV aerial, switch the TV on at the side of the telly ( this is good and hubby will be pleased as this has a on/off switch, so no more moaning about the red LED being left on!), then press "First Time Installation" and the menu will appear , press OK and the tuning will now take place. It couldn't be easier, even I can do it!.
The remote control is much the same as other ones, with all the buttons for Standby, DVD play/pause, Navigation buttons that allows you to adjust the system settings to your liking, Source button to find the picture mode that you prefer, Mute, Sleep. Subtitles, Guide, plus a few more!.
Along the top of the telly are 9 top panel buttons which are;
1 Dispays the input source menu
2 Displays Menu/OSD
3 Program/Channel down and menu down
4 Program/Channel up and menu up
5 Volume down and menu left
6 Volume up and menu right
7 DVD- Play/Pause
8 DVD- Eject
9 Standy On/Off
Once tuned the picture quality is very good and it had a good sound without sounding tinny. Now my favourite button was the Guide one, as my eyes are getting worse as I get older and especially at night when I'm tired I found that on my old telly I would struggle to read what the guide said as it was so small, but not with this one. In the right hand corner there will be a small screen with whatever you are watching still showing so you can keep up with what you are watching while browsing the very large print on the very clear TV guide GREAT!.
Now for the DVD part ( I wasn't really worried about having this as I can watch DVD's on my laptop), but it is handy IF IT WORKS!.....unfortunetly this one didn't. So having to unscrew the stand and repack I was gutted as I really liked this TV, but hubby promised to replace with the same. So that night he came home with telly number 2, but this was in a more funky box than the other one. So eagerly unpacking and screwing the stand in, the first thing we try is the DVD player and hey it worked!.......then I tried the tv guide to see what was on later and Oh No! it was different. This one when pressed just appeared over the picture that you are watching at the time and had tiny writing as it tried to fit as many channels on one page as possible. HOW DO I TELL HUBBY?..... as he kept asking me was I happy with the new telly that he had changed. So next day I took the plunge and told him what had happened.
Being kind like he can be at times, he offered to try and change it again, so unscrewing the stand and packing it away, he took it back and managed to change it for another one in the same box as before. So once again we unpacked this one and tried the DVD great that worked and taking a deep breath I tried the Guide and great that was the same as the first one, so all was well or was it! WHOOPS.....
I then remembered that I had left my "Vicar of Dibley" DVD in the other TV (that I had used to test too see if it worked) that had been taken back, so after an embarassing phone call to Tesco's asking for my DVD back, they said that they would get it out for me and phoned me back about an hour later saying that it was there ready to be collected.
So now you can see why I didn't screw the stand in just incase I jinxed myself again!.
This telly weighs net (kgs) 5.3 or Gross(kgs) 6.7 and the dimensions are including stand 523W x 440H x 210D.
Hubby paid £150.00 for this in Tesco's, which he thought was a very good buy as this was on special offer at the time. I have had this since the first May bank holiday and it is great. It makes it really pleasant to flick through the tv guide and be able to read what to watch very easy. So I'm all set for "Big Brother" to watch while hubby can watch all his matches in peace!
A well deserved 5 Dooyoo stars for the TV and the staff at Tesco's who were very helpful throughout!
Summary: A great TV for the bedroom, kitchen as you can watch tv or dvds on just one lead !
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