Linsar - A British success story?

GGTVBD

Well-known Member
A quote from your review:

"Vestel also produce a number of different chassis for each model, allowing Linsar to combine different elements to create their own unique brand. Linsar are then able to feedback to Vestel, pushing them to enhance their products and thus improve the Linsar brand"

How have Linsar made their sets different to what's available already in the UK from the manufacturers I've listed?

I'm not knocking Vestel products in any way shape or form. We've repaired hundreds of them since they appeared in the UK, in their numerous guises. Repairs are usually economic, viable and straight forward, with spares readily available and reasonably priced. Their performance is surprising given the price point.

I'm just curious as to how Linsar have made "their own unique brand".
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Unique in the way they combine off-the-shelf Vestel components with bespoke components that they request from Vestel. But I take your point that all the Vestel produced TVs are basically the same, if Mark's review of some Finlux TVs is anything to go by.
 

GGTVBD

Well-known Member
Steve Withers said:
Unique in the way they combine off-the-shelf Vestel components with bespoke components that they request from Vestel. But I take your point that all the Vestel produced TVs are basically the same, if Mark's review of some Finlux TVs is anything to go by.
I've yet to see a "bespoke" Vestel built set, other than subtle changes to the cabinet and the badge it wears. Internally, they are all identical. As are the user menus. Which is why I asked the question how the Linsar sets were "unique".

Perhaps your reviews might benefit from someone who's been in the trade for almost 30 years and could help review a set on build quality as well as perceived performance? And can help prove manufacturer's claims to be true or otherwise, completely independently.

If so, I'd be more than happy to offer my services. Completely free of charge.
 

icstm

Active Member

BobbyMac

Banned

icstm

Active Member
what was that?
Designed in Britain and made a Turkey :D
 

lersince1991

Active Member
They really need to work on the design, you can make the design very appealing without raising the price. Samsung high end sets with a tiny bit of metal on sell for a lot more but hardly cost them any more to make. Their current sets don't stand out at all, invest in some elegant and stylish design for the lounge as many of the leading brands have moved towards, especially this year as panasonic, lg and sony realised samsung was much more appealing due to the aesthetics.
 

cliff60

Novice Member
I bought the linsar 49 inch 4k HDR10 smart TV. model number 49HDR510
Good quality picture. But the sound is terrible. Badly distorted and unsuable unless u put a sound bar on it or external speaker system.

Had it less than 6 months and the pixels have started to die. As its on credit from brighthouse who have now stopped selling them they took it back for repairs. Still waiting on it to be bought back so not sure if they fixed it or not. Apparently the pixels can be taken out and replaced when they die or get stuck. which is what they r doing now.

Ill find out in a few days when the TV gets returned too see if they fixed it or replaced it with a new TV. Nearly 4 weeks since they took it in for repairs. Most of that time was waiting for spare parts so guessing they r repairing it rather than replacing it. which under the terms of my contract they have to repair or replace it with a brand new Tv as its a new for old agreement. As they no longer sell linsar TV's if they replace it ll get a 50inch baird which they claim will be an upgrade on the linsar as the baird is more expensive but closest in price and screen size to the linsar that they currently sell.

Prob with the speakers built into it is it sounds like a they filmed everything out doors in a strong wind with no sheilding on the mic. Thats how bad the sound is. I connected a sound bar to it and its fine. So the problem is the speakers in the TV.

Not sure where they r based as the documents that came with the TV says they r based in Bridgend wales. But all the reviews on linsar say they r based in Bournemouth. Might be that customer services r in wales with their head office in bournemouth. or they moved.

The picture quality is the same standard as i get with my 32 inch samsung 1080p 3D TV. Just brighter colours.
No complaints on the picture its just the terrible on board speakers letting it down.
 

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