Mikomi 17" LCD TV

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    Is anyone familiar with the Mikomi brand? It's obviously bargain-basement stuff, but at under £400 (that's the Argos price) for a 17" widescreen LCD set with teletext and PC connection, it has to be a reasonable possibility for a second or third casual-viewing TV.

    Does anyone have one?

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    anyone have one now £299?????
     
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    I had one for a day. It's not the one displayed in the picture (that's actually a Hitachi 22LD4200, made by Vestel) but is in fact identical to the Techwood 17" LCD at Curry's. The Hitachi 17LD4220 is identical to this, with a slightly restyled front. Specs-wise, it's 1280x768 (15:9), 25ms response, 400:1 contrast, 140H 110V viewing angle, 2 RGB SCARTs.

    The display has noticeable picture noise, even when fed a good quality RGB SCART signal and displaying a static picture (e.g. Sky menus). The display is best viewed from at least 3-4 feet away. The colours looks alright but the whites are a little blooming. Fed from a PC, it doesn't look as sharp as the built-in LCD on a 5-year old Dell CPiA laptop (displaying 1024x768 pillar-boxed).

    On the plus side, detail level is fine (compared to a CRT) and there are no interlacing or ghosting artefacts (tested on some action-genre DVDs). It's quite alright for casual viewing. The PC mode identifies the correct 1280x768 resolution so the graphics card just does it automatically (tested on a desktop), plus there's picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture.

    I'd have kept it if the PC mode was sharper. Good price though.
     

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