I moved in to a house with my partner for the first time and we both only had tiny bedroom TVs. We live virtually next door to a huge Tesco's and went in just after Christmas in the hope of getting a bargain, which we did it cost just over £300 for a 40" HD ready TV.
Excellent picture quality, great for gaming, we've plugged in our own surround sound speakers so I couldn't really tell you much about the sound quality. If you're anything like my other half obsessed with Xbox and shooting games the sound is brilliant with the extra speakers, and its nice to finally have a telly to match the sound quality.
The TV was easy to tune and set up, and it looks smart. Very good for those on a budget, you wouldn't guess it was a cheap one from Tesco by looking at it!
A few months ago my old TV decided it would ascend to the great TV junk pile in the sky. I wanted to upgrade from my previous size, 36"... but I couldn't afford to pay the money that Sony (my usual electrical brand of choice) wanted for a HD 42" TV. At the same time as my TV hunt I popped into my local Tesco to do some food shopping and I noticed that they had this TV on reduction from around £500 to £350, so with that being too tempting to ignore I purchased it (I went hungry that day as the TV took up all the space in the taxi I had booked!
I got the TV home and went about setting it up, it was fairly straightforward, all you have to do is turn it on and follow the simple on screen instructions. The TV was not as heavy as I thought it would be, so putting it on the TV display cabinet was not a problem for me and my father. If you're looking to put the TV on the wall I would recommend getting at least three people to help though as lifting it to that height could be bad for your back.
I use the TV for my PlayStation 3 console, which is HD, I also watch HDTV through the console. I have set it up using one of the two HDMI sockets on the TV; again this was fairly simple to sort out using the basic on scream setup options. The picture is what you would expect for HDTV, crystal clear and sharply defined. I have however noticed that at times the picture quality can lower, the images start to slow down and it has a choppy effect. This has happened on the TV mode, and the PlayStation mode. I have changed HDMI leads and the problem still persists. I haven't had it happen too often so I am not overly worried about it; it usually resolves itself within a few minutes. It might be worth bearing in mind if you will be bothered by something like that. But for me it's of no concern.
The TV comes with inbuilt Freeview, because I have the PlayStation TV application I don't watch the TV Freeview so I am unable to give you a review of that. The two HDMI and two Scart sockets enable you to set up most of your devices so that you don't have to keep changing leads all the time.
The sound quality is good, I haven't had any concerns with it, the volume and bass seem to be in sync and the speakers which are located to the side of the TV seem to do a good enough job.
The TV comes with the following specifications:
Contrast Ratio: 800:1
HDMI sockets: 2
Scart Sockets: 2
All in all if you don't mind having a brand of TV that isn't as 'fashionable' as some others then this TV represents great value for money.
I bought this just under 3 years ago from a certain supermarket paid £400 for it and have never regretted a penny of it .It is not the most technically advanced set but has all I want I can link my sky hd box to it and the dvd recorder and a games console all at once and it will flick over to what is in use at the time automatically .The picture quality is great , sound is good and clear with a good balance of dynamic range (does not sound tinny) .Set up and tuning was a snap as was some of the other features like the sleep timer and auto settings for color /sound . The sky engineer who put sky+ in for me took one look and told me he loves them as they are so easy to do things with that he bought one and then bought the smaller version for his bedroom . This tv compares well with some of the bigger brands for performance and reliability but at a significant price saving . I would rather have this then pay for the same features but with a premium price tag for the manufactures name .
Me and my girlfriend had moved into a new house and was after a TV. We saw this one advertised on the internet, and compare it to many other makes such as sony, samsung and this TV is as good as the big names, but for half the price.
The build quality and picture quality is amazing, as i believe they use parts that samsung make. So Literally its a samsung TV with a different name on it for a smaller price.
The Quality of the picture using the HDMI cable from a PS3 is amazing. The quality is almost as good as the new LED TV at cost 3 times as much.
There are a couple of small issues, one being down to the control. Build like crap and gets broken easliy.
Overall this TV is a great one for it price and would reccomend this to any of my family or friends.
I needed a new TV and after looking around at all the options.....I decided to go with the cheapest! That night my family and i watched 'war of the worlds' on our new, 42" HD ready television and were all suitably impressed with our purchase. I can honestly say that we have had no problems in almost 2 years and (going on personal experience) would recommend the TV to others. As they say,"you get what you pay for". I have no complaints about the picture quality, Although, the Sound could be better, and it is, in all, a unspectacular TV, but its a good looking set, and is value for money(I managed to pick it up for £360). However, my brother purchased the same set a few months after i got mine and it did not last a year!
I have a young family, and the TV takes a bit of a bashing (in more ways than one). So buying an expensive set would not have been a good idea. Overall a decent, run of the mill, no frills, functional TV.
I moved into a house with some friends this year only to find this beaut on the kitchen wall. Initially I was in love, dvd's, films, games came to life as you became encapsulated in it's content ... however this didn't last long
It has been a burden since about 4 months ago, often deciding to switch off without any reaso at all. I have only amended this problem by leaving it on standy for half an hour, and can only be taken off child lock with the mute button, which if not done will cease to turn on.
The warranty on our tv lasted 12 months, however the tv started playing up after 14 so there was little we could do on that front.
However there are still some perks, Im currently watching a great show on it now and even though I dont have sky hd, it still creates a great picture and is particularly good on xbox 360
The Technika LCD42-M5 LCD TV has a 42" screen comes HD ready delivering excellent clarity and sharpness of image. This LCD TV comes in a black finish and has a resolution of 1366x768 pixels and a contrast ratio of 800:1. This Technika TV includes 2 HDMI sockets and 2 SCART sockets for connectivity to other devices and is wall mountable. Stand included.