JVC (anyone thinking of buying please read)

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  1. chegz60

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    If you are considering buying a JVC AV-28T25/R25EKS recommend you check it has 'No Tilt'. It does not have any correction. Despite it costing over £500 JVC advised this is because it is an "Economy Model". Getting a refund from retailer who is also concerned they may get even more back!

    Real shame as the picture and look is great.

    Anyone recommend replacement for similar cost?

    :mad: :confused:
     
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    I thought that Comet (.co.uk) did a JVC variant model that was exclusive to them (with rear surround speakers). I think that has a tilt option from what I remember of my JVC AV28R25 manual.... :confused: I could be wrong, but worth checking?

    You'd still probably have the RGB problem though (unless it was fine on yours).
     
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    If you buy anything and are happy, please post on these boards, I have looked at several, JVC has picture tilt and poor RGB, Philips 28PW6006 has poor RGB.

    Sony KV28LS35 seens to get reasonable opinions on here, but has some complaints about geometry problems.

    There seems to be very few people that like there TV's on here, I am looking to buy a 28" Widescreen and have budget of £500-£600, since coming on here I have not got a clue what to buy. Was going to buy Philips 28PW6006, but not many people on here are happy, then considered spending extra on JVC AV28T25 (both got 5 stars in What Hi-Fi Sound and Vision) and am now thinking of spending even more money on Sony KV28LS25.

    The current issue of What Hi-Fi sound and vision has reviews this month on 28" wide screen TV's, only the Philips and JVC received 5 stars, might be worth a look though to give you some other ideas.

    Sorry I went off on one a bit, I had not realized until looking here how hard choosing a TV sould be. If I buy something I will post results on here.

    Comet are selling the JVC AV28T55, but nobody seems to know what the difference is,

    Happy hunting. :D
     
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    According to the manual on the T25 it has 'picture tilt' control but no hardware is installed.
    Like Bobble I really don't know what to buy next:confused:
     
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    If your after a good TV I recommend the Panasonic TX 28PL1 the first one I had had some staining so I got it replaced now I've practally got a perfect TV no visable staining just a very slight bend in the bottom left hand corner It has picture tilt and can be usally pick it up for under £600 if you look around RGB picture is excellent with either SKY, DVD or Game Console.
     
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    Ixon, I have looked at this TV before, please can you tell me can you change screen aspect ratio's in RGB mode and can you switch to Just mode in RGB (eg 4:3 picture with Sky Dig),

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Hi Bobble et al,

    I have the JVC AV28R25EKS ... I've had to for about three months and am extremely happy with it. For the price of under 500 quid ... I dont think there is much to touch it in terms of value for money.
    The picture is crystal clear and the sound is truly awesome (now that I have switched off the JVC phonic surrond feature and put it into Dolby pro logic mode). I've posted my review on this box in earlier posts so wont bother to do that again.

    Yes there is a very slight tilt ... but not enough for me to have a baby over! ... and it's not something I look for actively when viewing the telly ... still if you are an absolute perfectionist ... keep hunting and best of luck.

    Cheers,

    Rashomon
     
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    All aspect ratio's work in RGB
     
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    IXON

    Check your set again. The JUST option is not available in RGB mode.
     
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    Thanks, I really like the look of the JVC model (this keeps the wife happy), if I had not seen these forum's I would have probably purchased the TV by now, I am not a perfectionist, my current TV has a tilt of approx 3mm, which until I looked at these forum's I had not noticed and I have had the TV for nearly 5 years!

    Do you use RGB, what do you think of the quality,

    Thanks.

    PS. Thanks to shez316, I did not hitnk this was available, this is something I will want to use so will not purchase this TV.
     
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    Sorry about that Shez is right the Just option is'nt available in RGB I never noticed because I never use the Just mode.
     
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    Hi Bobble,

    I have tried watching DVD's using the RGB scart and it is pretty dull to be honest - I watch my DVD's using S-Video and I personally think it's excellent - watched Moulin Rouge and was blow away with the pin point detail, colour saturation and handling of the faster sequences ... well impressed.

    Rashomon

    p.s. my missus loves the look of the tv as well ... anything that helps for a quiter life eh!? :)
     
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    Bobble,

    I have just taken delivery of a Sony KV28LS35 and am very happy with it. It has a tilt adjustment but downside is only 2 scarts.

    Picture is great, TV and stand look good too.

    £539 from John Lewis - including stand, delivery and 5 year guarantee.

    See the thread "Sony KV28LS35S Is It Any Good?". Sorry don't know how to put this in as a link.

    Cheers.

    Mark
     
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    I've had an AV32R25EKS for a week now and havn't noticed any problems like the ones described. There again I'm not a pundit on this type of thing, I joined to get comments in order to form an opinion. I also spoke with a few staff at specialist TV stores, rather than the high street ones.
    I must admit that the comments from the TV stores were good on the JVC's but most prefered the Panasonic, though one guy told me the tubes were made in the same factory - don't know if this is true or not. I was steered away from Philips by most places, and stumped for the JVC as it looked better than the Panny.
    My only problem so far is that I cant get the RCA speaker output to liase properly with my hi fi, and am wondering if I stretched the leads removing my old TV. Anyway, I do wish to purchase as soon as I can a pair of surround speakers and go Pro logic.
    I probably wouldn't notice picture tilt, unless it was bad. The RGB is a little dark and I've upped the TV's settings a bit to compensate. We have sky decoder into this scart and the PAL setting on it was too gary so I would live better with the RGB.

    Mark Q - with a grin as wide as his telly :)
     
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    My AV28R25EKShas just developed a tilt this week, very bad aswell :( :( , i have sent the people i purchased the tv off an e-mail in hope of a new set or of a fix to this. It has also now for some reason started to move the edges of the screen by itself and i am very upset with this i have had it only for 6months :( , Was loving this tv for its sound and picture quality until now :( :( .
     
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    Anyone know how the new Pany TX28PS1 compares with JVC AV28T25. Prices of these is now similar. Use will be VCR and freeview box. This thread has been most instructive so far. I have to balance cost v performance.

    Any observations on the above units would be a help.
     
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    It is possible with the AV-28T25 & R25 to get a small amount of tilt correction by loosening and moving the scan coils. If you like the set but cannot live with the tilt, ask your dealer if they can try this. You can also try relocating the set in the room as much of the tilt that you see on TVs is caused by the Earth's magnetic field. Spin the set through 90 degrees and you may well find that the tilt is reduced or eliminated. You may also find that the picture tilts in the opposite direction so experimentation may be necessary.
     
  19. GaryB

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    It's in the manual, which is common to the 28" and 32" models, but it's only actually fitted to the 32" version.

    By the way the Comet version is the R250 which is the same set as the R25 but with the surround sound speakers included. It does howver have a more basic stand (the one from the cheaper T25).
     
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    I bought the AV32R25 for £700 from Empire Direct and I think you can get it even cheaper now. It comes with the nicer (2 glass shelf) stand. They sell the speakers (sp-r100) for about £35 so I wouldn't touch the Comet R250 deviant.

    BTW - I am well pleased with the set.
     
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    Just got a Panny TX28PS1 (made in Czec republic). Great picture straight out of the box. Took more time to screw together the stand (flat packed in Wales).

    PS1 has got a geomagnetic correction facility on set-up menu to make tilt adjustments if it doesn't. John Lewis price matched Hispek locally so got it for pence under £440 plus 5yr warranty.

    The only thing I can't work out is which screen mode should be used for subtitled movies, I guess I will find out when I have to.
     
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    Headache.

    Any signs of the bending verticles,buildings, lamposts,literally any verticle at the sides of the screen inward towards the centre, as plagued some PL1's, I had one but sent it back,I could'nt stop noticing the bends! Also in 4.3 the black lines were wavy and moved.
     
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    The bends.
    I had a bit of pincussion distorsion noticable at vertical edges in 4:3 but Contrast was 100% factory setting at the time. Have reducted this and edges are quite straight now.
    I can't see the bent columns effects you talk of.
    I believe the PS1 is a new chassis compared to PL1 but not totally sure about that. I did see some horrific bendy wavy verticals on a PS12 at a Panasonic shop near home. The staff said it was normal when zoomed. It would be cause for rejection if mine was like that.
     

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