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32" LCD TV £499 plus VAT at Makro

Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by woody67, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. woody67

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    Its made by Akura and is on offer from 3rd August

    Model number AVLCD320-S

    800:1
    1366 x 768
    550CDM
    2 scarts
    PIP
     
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    Worth a look? never heard of this TV.
     
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    OK so I bought one of these and thought i'd let you all know what it's really like.

    The total cost including VAT comes to about £587.00. It's surprisingly light, even when boxed. Makro in Enfield had 3 left yesterday (8th Aug) but they are not on display - you MUST ask in order to get one.

    THIS 32" LCD TV IS BRILLIANT - it's amazing how good this is.

    Picture is excellent, bright, crisp, clear, and the colours are VERY good for an LCD. The screen seems HUGE when you get it home.

    The sound is also very good, lots of different options to make it sound clearer than the default settings, more bass, even a 'wide' option which is a kind of virtual surround.

    THIS TV DOES NOT DO PIP (picture in picture) they made a mistake in the ad! However... how many times will you really use that feature? I won't.

    DVD's are stunning. TV (via freeview box) is as good as you can get on an LCD - nice and very watchable.

    One nag - the power cord is only about 1.5mtrs long! However, it has 2 scarts AND RGB inputs on the RH side. The remote is slim and silver, very nice. Contrast seem extremely good - blacks are not grey, they are black.

    Basically, anyone got any questions about this tv just ask me! I LOVE IT. If you've been wondering if to buy this tv or not, or looking for a cheap LCD tv you really need to get this one - it's unbelieveable for the money - you won't be disappointed at all. Beware, when boxed it's massive... take up your entire back seats in your car - it wont fit in a small car.

    Comes with a deskstand, auto sets up when you switch it on (if ariel attached). I can't say enough good things about it.

    -Stu E.
     
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    Actually no, I can't see a port on the tv for DVI.
     
  6. sparkybun

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    hi,

    What connections does it have?

    Thanks

    Mel
     
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    I also bought one of these last week from Sheffield Makro, and have to agree with Regency... I LOVE mine too!!!! Like he says, the screen seems really big and has took some getting used to after our old 28' tv!!! The connections are 2x scart on the back, RGB connections on the side along with an S-Video socket aswell.
    BARGAIN!
     
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    Hi,

    So is there no Component (or is this what you mean by RGB) and is there no DVI/HDMI.

    Any chance of Pics and maybe starting a new thread in the LCD section.

    Cheers

    Mel
     
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    a few pics, excuse the quality on a couple of them!

    front view:-
    http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/9462/dsc000629ju.jpg[IMG]

    RGB and SVideo sockets on side:-
    [IMG]http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/8880/dsc000639bg.jpg[IMG]

    Manual controls on top of set:-
    [IMG]http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/2373/dsc000644wr.jpg[IMG]

    Scart connections on back:-
    [IMG]http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/7410/dsc000651uh.jpg[IMG]

    Edit by moderator - those pics are huge and are distorting the page size here so I have disabled the IMG tags and anyone wanting to look can cut & paste them into their browser window.
     
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    Not RGB - Composite video and L&R audio channel in.

    So looks as though the connections are Scart, S-video and Composite.
     
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    and the members raving about this new buy are all new members with 2 posts ?
    learnt the forum ropes quick then ;)
     
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    I'm glad its not just me that was thinking that!
     
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    Why would a company the size of Makro with a turnover in excess of £1billion resort to registering secretly on a forum just to sell a few extra TV sets. :confused:
     
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    ok ok, at the end of the day this is a 32' lcd tv for 499 plus vat, it aint gonna be the absolute dogs boll***s but for the money it aint half bad. You pay your money you takes your choice. If you can afford to pay £1000plus for a tv then go for it, if you can't (like me!) then this is an option. :)

    PS. And I don't work for MAKRO for gods sake!!! they only had 8 sets in stock at our local store anyway so they wouldnt have to register on here to sell em would they!! After I got mine on the trolley they had ONE left!
     
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    Not sure anyone was suggesting that Ian, I was just surprised that two new members were both expressing their delight over an uncommon item in a thread that happened to have been raised about it. Nowt wrong with that, and stranger things happen off the 'net, but I for one wasn't alluding to any "big brother" conspiracies! Meantime, welcome to our two new members, and glad you're both enjoying your new acquisitions :)
     
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    Ive no idea Ian

    but I would not put it past the importer to gee up interest in the product that they import. Both members joined in the last 10 days and jumped straight into a specialised thread, I was only commenting on a strange set of circumstances
    I wouldnt accuse anyone of anything without proof. It has happened before mentioning no names or manufactureres, or retailers ;) that a new member has turned up eventualy admmiting to be an employee of xyz

    Sorry if i offended anyone

    Nick
     
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    What one tends to find is that people looking for a new bit of AV gear (who may not be really into AV) are directed here via Google or whatever and they see the special offer thread.

    If you are not fussy and like a bargain (like me) then once you have bought the product you want to pass on your opinion if you are happy with it.

    Akura are a bargain basement product fequently seen in markets or discount warehouses. But the panel may well be the same as used in other more expensive sets. But I can't imagine anyone wanting to post soley for promoting the Akura brand!

    My own view is that I would have snapped up one of these if I had not previously spent 3 x as much on a LCD 6 months earlier :-(

    Anyway, I previously posted a copy of my first post in the LCD TV forum, so that may be a better place to discuss this TV?
     
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    Thats exactly how I found this forum! I saw the TV in MakroMail and did a google search to find some info on it and was directed to the initial post here on AV Forums, after I purchased one I decided to register here and share my thoughts on the product. Everyone has to be a newbie at some point!!! :smashin:
     
  19. ra11

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    those pics dont show any form of VGA input.. Are you sure it has that capability?
     
  20. smiler125

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    Hi

    Can you advise how long the warranty is on the Akura TV?

    Thanks
     
  21. woody67

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    I think this TV is on offer again from this Wednesday 26/10/05.

    I am not sure of the actual warranty details. But some people would argue that it is warrantied for as long as your house contents/accidental damage insurance.
     
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    i saw a Sanyo model a while back - identical to this TV...
     
  23. gadgetman247

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    this is my first posting, on this tv what warrenty does it come with and any info on any extended offerd + on the model as well what response time does it do
     

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