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Goodmans GTV27WLCD - 27" LCD bargain at £559 ???

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by wmsteele, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. wmsteele

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    Argos are now selling the GTV27WLCD for £559, sounds like a good deal. Can anyone comment on the picture quality of this screen. Also having looked at the spec at http://www.goodmans.co.nz/technical_specifications/gtvbgwlcd/index.htm it looks like it may be HDTV compatible, again can anyone confirm this?


    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (see above for web link)
    GTV27WLCD

    Display
    Screen Size 27" TFT-LCD Panel
    Aspect Ratio 16 : 9
    Resolution 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
    Display Colours 16,777,216 colours
    Contrast Ratio 500 : 1 (typical)
    Brightness 500 cd/m2 (typical)
    Viewing Angle 170°(Hor.) / 170°(Ver.)
    Response Time Tr + Tf = 25ms
    OSD Language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Finnish, Swedish

    TV Function
    TV Standard (CCIR) B/G, D/K, I and L/L' (Multi-Europe)
    Colour System PAL / SECAM
    Sound System NICAM / A2 (IGR)
    Teletext 10 pages (FLOF/TOP)

    Video I/O
    Video Colour System PAL / SECAM / NTSC
    AV1 (In/Out) 21-pin Scart (RGB & Composite) x 1
    AV2 (In) Video (Composite) x 1
    S-Video x 1
    YCbCr&YPbPr x 1
    DTV:625p

    PC I/P
    Signal I/P Analog: D-Sub 15pin (detachable cable)
    PnP Compatibility DDC / 2B
    I/P Frequency Analog: fH:31KHz to 60KHz fV: 56Hz to 75Hz
    Recommended Analog: 1024 x 768 (60Hz)
    DTV ready DTV System: 625p
    (via D-Sub 15pin)

    Audio I/O
    Audio I/O : L/R Speaker (built-in): 10W + 10W
    Headphone Mini-jack for stereo (3.5Φ)
    PC Audio In
    Audio In 1/Out (R/L)
    Audio In 2

    Other Functions
    PIP under PC mode, Child lock, VESA Flat Panel Wall Mounting Holes

    Power
    Power Supply AC 110V~240V, 50/60Hz
    Power Consumption < 140 W

    Panel Tilt
    Forwards/Backwards/Rotation -5° / + 15° / ± 180°

    Dimension
    W x H x D 841mm x 420mm x 101mm
    W x H x D (with stand) 841mm x 500mm x 266mm

    Weight (net)
    Kg (w/o Accessories) 14.5kg

    Accessories
    User's manual, Remote control, Batteries, Power cord, D-sub Signal Cable
     
  2. Bilbob

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    Was a good set, I had two of em.

    Why 2? Well I couldn't get either of em to work on DVI input... so it went back and I got a medion from toysrus.
    No idea on HDCP, I would imagine not... not even too sure what goodmans themselves think about this set, as i failed to find it on their website....?
    But, decent picture, good brightness, good menus
    No ability to really play with the picture when on pc inpur, and getting my machine to work on D-sub input was a pain too...kept getting wrong sync rates...
     
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    Just when I was getting excited! It is less wide than the Medion, which is a good feature. I also think the grey/silver looks better.

    As a non - technical person, what does DVI mean? I would like to use it as a TV and watch Sky and record off an Panasonic E55.
     
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    Well.... the Goodmans spec link for this TV at http://www.goodmans.co.nz/technical...gwlcd/index.htm says its "DTV:625p" ready. Is this a sign that it HDTV / HDCP compatible?

    I have no idea why this set is not listed on Goodmans UK web site. The model number is listed but the link takes you to a 30" set :mad:

    Manufactures really need to get all this confusion over HDTV compatibility sorted out.
     
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    This Goodmans sounds like a hellish mess of a thing. The very mention of 625p is unusual, as is the resolution of 1280x720, although that is a rather handy resolution and I often wonder why other manufacturers don't use this....anyway, the specs are generally poor with only 500:1 contrast and an amazingly slow pixel response of 25ms.

    FYI. DVI is a Digital Video Interface - a socket that allows the connection of assorted input devices like DVD players and Computers. HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) connectors are similar, but also allow audio to pass and are more AV orientated than DVI.

    Jimmy
     
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    actually looking around for a new DVD player at the moment I found several that listed 625p output

    1280x720 is 16:9 and is preferred by many as it doesn't stretch the image as the the 1280x768 15:9 sets do. It is also the resolution that is HD ready. It also the resolution used by DLP tvs.
     

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