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Acer AL2671W 26" LCD £630

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by xmb, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. xmb

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    Acer Widescreen - Al2671w 26 Lcd-tv 450cd/m2 Brightness 6001 Contrast Ratio Pip 5w Speakers 170 Degree Viewing Angle 3d Surround Sound Teletext 2 X Scart Dvi D-sub Composite Av 1

    Available from www.digiuk.com for £630.

    Anyone know what it is like?
     
  2. jimsan

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    Unlikely to be anything special. Acer buy customer screens from a supplier who churns these things out for a number of other manufacturers.

    This screen is part of a family of screens that are also marketed by Hitachi and Relisys. They are notable for being particularly average. Certainly the Contrast Ratio mentioned is OK, but it's Pixel Response time isn't mentioned, which is not promising....No HDCP for HiDef TV either.

    There are better around....OK price though. Would probably be a passable PC monitor.

    Jimmy
     
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    I'm interested in this one too. Available from www.redstore.com for £622. (£628.58 with postage)

    Pixel response time quoted there is 16ms - is that any good?
    The Video Features are:
    SDTV Compatible
    HDTV Compatible

    Supported HDTV Resolutions
    480p (via Component sockets)
    1080i (via Component sockets)
    480i (via Component sockets)
    720p (via Component sockets)

    Connectors are listed as
    2 x SCART (21 Pin)
    1 x VGA input (15 Pin HD D-Sub HD-15)
    1 x DVi-Digital (24 Pin Digital DVi)
    1 x composite video input (RCA phono)
    1 x headphones (mini-phono stereo 3.5 mm)
    Audio line-in

    Also seems to have a TV tuner but no RF input - how can that be? or am I being too stupid?
    (I'm really just looking for an LCD TV to replace my ancient 4:3 TV to watch analogue TV - at least for starters)
    Any help gratefully Rx'd
     
  4. jimsan

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    It will have an RF socket - just not listed on connectivity chart. Pixel response at 16ms is OK. The photos we're seeing are not of the 26" TV but the 17" one.

    As I said on an earlier post this will most likely not be HDCP broadcast ready despite it saying that it is HDTV ready. This just means it can show DVD's at a HiDef resolution.

    Having said all this, it seems that it may be a decent enough TV/PC monitor solution. I would wait to see a picture of the actual set before you buy.

    Jimmy
     
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    its brightness is 450 with respons time 16 as compared to video7 v7ltv26c whose brightness is 600 with response time 25 with progressive scan?which is better .
     
  7. jimsan

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    Go for the Pixel response time. This is probably more important than the brightness. Contrast Ratio is equally important.

    eg. Pixel Response of 16ms is pretty good.
    Contast Ratio of 600:1 is pretty good.
    Brightness is really of little significance.

    For comparison, the Philips 9986, which is probably one of the best currently available has a Pixel response of 12ms and a Contrast Ratio of 800:1.

    The picture shown on the dabs website is different from the others, and there is still no real indication that the one shown here is actually it!

    The specs are pretty decent though and for the price I would say it is OK.

    Jimmy
     
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    thanks jimmy
    can you compare it with saisho sx26g1 which was priced at currys at £600
    two weeks ago
     
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    Tried the website, but insufficient info for comparison.

    Jimmy
     
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    i read on acer website for above lcd

    Video Features
    SDTV Compatible
    HDTV Compatible

    Supported HDTV Resolutions
    480p (via Component sockets)
    1080i (via Component sockets)
    480i (via Component sockets)
    720p (via Component sockets

    does it mean that this lcd is ok for next year sky transmission?thanks
     
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    NO.

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    will i still able to view sky on this lcd next year on sky new transmission
     
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    Yes, you'll be able to watch standard Sky transmissions as they are now. The new transmissions you refer to are the HiDef ones and this set will not be able to display those.

    Jimmy
     
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    thanks jimmy ,i think i will wait until next year
     
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    I have got hold of one of these and so far I'm impressed. Obviously it's one of a bunch of similar spec and price models, presumably because of cheaper LCD screens now becoming available. Acer isn't Tosh or Panasonic but it is a large company with a reasonable reputation for good value products.

    No real problems with the set and very happy with the image quality. No blurring that I can see, very bright. Superb quallity from PC via DVI, at 1280 x 768 resolution. Also very pleased with DVD quality using component input and progressive scan. The quality from the built-in tuner is perhaps less impressive (relative to other TVs; obviously it is lower res), but quite acceptable. Component input is via one of the scarts; I would have preferred separate sockets, but a suitable cable is supplied. Setup is straightforward although the manual seems to be based on older firmware as some of the menus don't quite match.

    Remote has a cheap feel to it somehow; having said that, it works fine.

    One excellent feature is called "scenarios"; this lets you switch instantly between different video/audio configurations. This is handy if, for example, you find that the TV has different optimum settings than the DVD.

    Tim
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    Thanks for the review Tim, it makes me feel a bit better. I took a gamble on one of these today before you posted - ordered from Ebuyer with next day delivery but couldn't find any reviews or comments other than those here. I was scanning for reviews every hour until ordering just before the 3pm deadline for delivery tomorrow. Now I just have to hope CityLink deliver it safely and it has no dead pixels.

    I will be using it with my PC (for business use of course) and maybe my Netgem Freeview box, plus a DVD player.

    I was interested to hear that yours came with some cables already. I gambled on a DVI cable from Ebuyer but don't know about compatability.

    Regards,
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    Supplied cables:

    3 Power cables (Europe, Italy, UK)
    Scart - 6 phonos (for component + audio)
    Scart - Scart
    DSub - DSub

    No DVI cable supplied.

    Tim
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    I think this needs some qualification. I happened to see some football last night and there did seem to be some blurring, especially if you are close to the screen. However there is a "sport" scenario which is meant to reduce this; I didn't think to try this at the time but will do later.

    Could be a problem if you intend to watch much football (which I don't).

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    Hi All,

    I have been digging around for infos on the AL2671W and found a number of interesting facts:

    The picture on Dabs website appears correct and some more data can be found on Acer Geman website:
    http://www.acer.de/acereuro/page4.d...roupCtxParam=0&dctx1=9&ctx1=DE&crc=1860593577

    Want to see more..well not that much more.. Here is the user manual of teh TV:
    ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/monitor/lcd/manuals/al2671/LCD-TV_en.pdf

    I am currently waiting for a review in some mag... since I don't want to spend time buying it and sending it back if I am not entirely satisfied...

    Hope this will make informed choices... :thumbsup:

    Cheers

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    I'm still happy with it. My main concern was smearing when watching fast action like football games, but I watched Match of the Day on Saturday and found it quite acceptable. I have a PC with a TV card that I use as a media center and for games (not actually running Windows MCE). For the PC, the quality though the DVI connector is superb. Very bright and clear, good colours, excellent viewing angle. For TV, I reckon the TV card produces a better picture than the built-in tuner; obviously we are not comparing like with like since it is also analogue vs digital. It's very handy having both though, since you can record the digital while watching the analogue.

    One problem so far: a young member of the family managed to crash a PC game and for some reason the DVI input then stopped working. Easily fixed by cycling the power on the Acer. Would be interested in any insights others might have on this.

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    Flyby, good work on finding those specs. I noticed the YUV inputs don't support 576i or 576p so that means no PAL support using the component inputs.
     
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    I'm using the component inputs for my DVD player; seems to work well with PAL DVDs?

    Tim
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    no PAL support using the component inputs

    I am using my Netgem iPlayer freeview box via component and info on the Acer displays "component 576i" on the screen.

    AJP
     
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    OK, fair enough, must an omission in the specs then.
     
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    I'm sure the panel might come from many of the several sources used by ACER, but I am quite curious as to who makes this unit itself for ACER (as they are OUT of the manufacturing business per se) - could it be WISTRON? BenQ (usually North America.) Or ?

    In just the past 2 years, I have seen ACER-branded LCD desktop displays made by: ACER, AOC(TPV), ChiMei, COMPAL, Foxconn, Proview, QUANTA, and Techview Has anyone looked at the back (or insides) of this LCD TV unit, and noted the FCCid, or UL file number, or any other indication of the actual manufacturer? I'm sure we'd all love to know;-)!
    Thanks!
    jkorobow@comcast.net
     
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    Can anyone comment on whether the acer is any good for use with a playstation2 (i.e. can the screen cope with the speed of the games) I am currently trying to decide between this, the video seven 26" or the dell 26".

    Thanks in advance

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    I think in the ALDI Post there is a mention of this TV and it states that it is HDCP, may be worth checking its on one of the last two pages.
     
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    It's fine with an XBox.

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    Thanks Tim,

    Think I am going to go for it, its better on paper than the video7 plus its £300 ish cheaper than the Dell W2600. Thanks for your help.

    Dan
     

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