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chowells

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Probably not much point reviewing it, you're not guaranteed to get the same screen from the same manufacturer since it's a generic brand.
 

ijd

Novice Member
wonder if that was stock bought from the administraters called in to help clear up the TINY mess???? :eek:
 

lazarus

Active Member
its got a 25ms response time - smear city. :eek:
 
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chowells

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No HDCP either by the looks of it making it of limited use.
 

ijd

Novice Member
Contrast Ratio - 500:1 how do you get your light grey white and your dark grey bkack...uh oh this dont look like a bargain but a big pile for £500
 

ijd

Novice Member
no hdcp in a cheap set i can understand, but noahs ark had a better resonse time.
and that contrast ratio is gonna make my old grndads y fronts positively new looking.
this set is cheap and that is no bargain, i would cancel and do a bit more research.as has been pointed out this is a generic set,any one brave enough can badge and sell it, but you will never know who it was, or hear their name again
 
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cozypowell

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Jimmy

I saw this too and, based on an internet search of the text used in its description, found that it appears to be made by a German firm called 'Conrac' - never heard of them. Check out the picture on their website:

http://www.conrac.de/en/html/products/flattv/index_flattv.html

Its the same as the Dabs one. I would be interested to know what you think of it when it arrives.

Regards

Mark
 

Moogle

Novice Member
No component input either by the looks of it.
 

jimmy38

Standard Member
Right had the LCD delivered yesterday and just thought I would give my comments.

First things first this LCD was £499 so its not going to be the same as a top of the range sony etc.... picture or features!

BUT....(i silence the critics)

After using it for a good couple of hours last night I am very impressed for the money, While watching sky there is a very very slight ghosting but you have to concentrate and actually look for it to notice any but if you are just watching a tv program you cant really notice any. I am a huge football fan and was also worried that football was going to be unwatchable on this tv but my worries are over this tv is fine for football, I will state again that it is not upto a top make LCD but again for the money its amazing! If you sit within a metre of the tv you can notice slight pixalation happening but that is because of sky's poor picture compression. If you sit back then picture is very pleasing to the eye.

Sound is mediocre but I am using a dolby digital kit so does not bother me.

When connected to PC and Xbox I am proud to say that this has got to compare to the top dogs. Picture is SO sharp.
The Whites are strong whites, the blacks are jet black and colours are vibrant.

Was playing fifa2006 (DEMO) on the pc and not even a slight sign of ghosting, picture was crystal and was a very nice experience!

Also P.I.P was pretty cool because I could watch TV in the corner while I was browsing the net.

There is a serial port on the back and this TV does have a Dvi socket so I think firmware updates in the future could possibly make this lcd HD ready but will have to wait and see..

all in all I think this Tv is Superb for the price! If I had the money to spend then I would buy a £1000+ lcd but for under 500 pounds I am very happy.
 

ijd

Novice Member
your last comment says it all, the most important thing is you are happy, i am so glad it has worked out ok,i know how you felt when you got the negative on this set, it happened to me when i ordered a tiny.com lcd and then read this forum, quick backtrack cancelled the order and so glad i did as tiny went bust shortly after, i think buying generic sets are a big gamble and one that obviuosly paid off for you, well done and i hope you get many happy viewing years. :smashin:

one quick ps, they do have a running in period and in about 200 hours that picture will be even better.
 
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Shakey_Jake33

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zomzom said:
Quote from the page -

" HDTV ready (Compatibility with high-definition video sources up to 720p/1080i via D-sub connector)"

D-Sub = VGA. Meaning no HDCP, no HDMI or even DVI. 'HDTV Ready' is misleading, as it makes the reader think it conforms to the HD-Ready specification.

Probably a nice set, and would works lovely for an XBox 360 or a PC, but bear the above in mind.
 

Waynej

Well-known Member
They have that above set in Woolworths near me, was thinking of it, good price 3 yrs warranty, good enough for the bedroom for xbox 360 but I would like a 26 or 32 inch Samsung LCD for 360 and will wait til new year for prices to drop i think.
 

zomzom

Standard Member
Thanks Shakey, exactly the right sort of comments I wanted to hear. I don't know much about these new tellies, but I do realise some people are "exaggerating" the HDTV capabilities.

I'm not looking for a huge top notch set. 32" max is perfectly adequate for my room. xbox 360 is the main requirement for HD.

As I don't have and dont intend to get SKY is there any other reason to have HDTV in the near future?
 

ijd

Novice Member
thing is on a low budget set you cannot expect things like hd or component hook ups,if you get one and you are happy with the picture then enjoy it, if you spend your time beating yourself up because it does not have the funtionallity of dearer sets then just remind yourself how much you paid, the response times and contrast ratio are two of the biggest considerations when making a purchase, and are essential,, hd compatability and component are desirable,
 
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wadeall

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I've been tempted by this one too and would be interested in any further feedbak you have got.

Was it a Conrac as has been speculated. Certainly the write up fitted the Conrac precisely. If so it does seem a good price, i've only seemn them for £499 ex VAt elsewhere.

I've been looking for an LCD TV for a while now. The technology is obviously not mature and I'm loath to spend £800-1000 on a screen which will look overpriced and underspecified in just a couple of years. I'd rather buy a cheaper machine keep it for a year or two and then retire it to the bedroom. There are a few 26 inch screens at around that price but I am concerned these will be a bit too small for the living room, so this one looked a possible candidate.

My main concerns were that with such a budget price, watching from a Freeview source would be unattractive becasue of poor interpolation. But it sounds as though so far you findit tolerable?

My plan is to hook it up to my PC and run it through the DVI onthat. Will this give a better picture?

If anyone has any alternative suggestions to look at Id be grateful.

Wade









jimmy38 said:
Right had the LCD delivered yesterday and just thought I would give my comments.

First things first this LCD was £499 so its not going to be the same as a top of the range sony etc.... picture or features!

BUT....(i silence the critics)

After using it for a good couple of hours last night I am very impressed for the money, While watching sky there is a very very slight ghosting but you have to concentrate and actually look for it to notice any but if you are just watching a tv program you cant really notice any. I am a huge football fan and was also worried that football was going to be unwatchable on this tv but my worries are over this tv is fine for football, I will state again that it is not upto a top make LCD but again for the money its amazing! If you sit within a metre of the tv you can notice slight pixalation happening but that is because of sky's poor picture compression. If you sit back then picture is very pleasing to the eye.

Sound is mediocre but I am using a dolby digital kit so does not bother me.

When connected to PC and Xbox I am proud to say that this has got to compare to the top dogs. Picture is SO sharp.
The Whites are strong whites, the blacks are jet black and colours are vibrant.

Was playing fifa2006 (DEMO) on the pc and not even a slight sign of ghosting, picture was crystal and was a very nice experience!

Also P.I.P was pretty cool because I could watch TV in the corner while I was browsing the net.

There is a serial port on the back and this TV does have a Dvi socket so I think firmware updates in the future could possibly make this lcd HD ready but will have to wait and see..

all in all I think this Tv is Superb for the price! If I had the money to spend then I would buy a £1000+ lcd but for under 500 pounds I am very happy.
 

Kong

Standard Member
I'm guessing most of you have been on that conrac.de website.
Would anyone say that these televisions are good and priced fairly?
 

philflow

Novice Member
this sounds like a much better option:
Mirai T32114 32inch £583
Native Resolution : 1366x768
Contrast 1000:1
Response Time (Typ.) <8 ms
Viewing Angles (Typ.) 176°/176°
Support Timing: 480i/480p/576i/576p/HDTV (720p/1080i)
Input Connector : DVD (with HDCP), VGA Input, PC Audio In (for VGA, DVI), Headphone Output, Subwoofer Out, RS232 (Firmware maintenance only), Component Video (YPrPb)-R/L Input, Composite Video-R/L Input, S-Video-R/L Input, Full SCART - SCART 1: CVBS/S-RGB(IN), TV(OUT), - SCART 2: CVBS/S-RGB(IN), AV/TV(OUT)

http://www.techfever.co.uk/products....urce=tempriser
thread: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=296964
 

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