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Portable LCD TV Recommendations

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by CatManDo, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. CatManDo

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    Hi there,

    I am looking for a new portable TV for my daughters bedroom and because space is an issue I am considering an LCD.

    Can anyone recommend a good unit by a half decent brand?

    I am seen this in Dixons:

    Model - Samsung LW15M23CX
    Product Code - 388855
    For £249.95

    Is this a good buy?

    TIA
     
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    anyone???
     
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    Buy from JL and you get a 5 yr gtee. I just got the LG 20'' for £419 but you can get a 15'' and a 17'' for about £275
     
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    Catmando,

    This Samsung television was reviewed in this months Which. The Sony and Philips models came top, they were 17". This was No. 7 out of 8 and 15". It is not widescreen, most of the others were apart from the LG. It was average for picture and sound. Ease of use was good. It could not be wall mounted.

    If your daughter is ten or under this would be fine, if she is a fussy 16 year old maybe not!
     
  5. CatManDo

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    thanks for the reply :)

    I am still on the lookout and will try and find that Which review.

    My daughter is only 5 so the Samsung may do, will keep on looking though.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Hi CatManDo,

    Most public libraries keep all the Which copies. I would imagine the Samsung will be fine for a five year old, particularly as that one had a good rating for ease of use, the other seven didn't. The ease of use is interpreted as Setting up, Everyday use and Complex tasks.

    It seems a good price for an LCD. One lucky little girl!
     
  7. azzo

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    I would always view a screen before buying. One consideration you should make is that children tend to look up at screens because they are smaller and sit on the floor. You should check that the viewing angles are OK before buying.
    azzo
     
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    A clever thought Azzo. I don't think many of us would have thought of that.

    I am thinking of getting a portable LCD myself for the kitchen but I hadn't thought about the angle or placement of the television.. I know some have a wider angle of "watchability" (is there such a word?! I shall certainly look into this aspect more closely now. Thank you.
     
  9. CatManDo

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    Yes thank you azzo for the good advice, never thought of that one!
     
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    Only someone with a child would think of this.
    Av is for all the family after all. I think the up and down view is called 'vertical viewing angle'
    Manufacturers quote all sorts of figures for these. Don't use these though, take a look for yourself.
    Looking in JL the other day I crouched down and thought that the sharp's, sony's and philip's 17 +15 inch models looks a lot better at extreme angles. This is not a recommendation for any of these of course.
    Azzo
     
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    I have the samsung for my daughter....a good TV, with the one drawback being the the vertical viewing angle! It sits on a typical computer unit, but when she lays on the bed it goes slightly dark.

    When I was looking at this TV my alternative was the Bush 15inch being sold by Argos....this I seem to recall had better viewing angels, if you drop Bush an e-mail they will be able to sort you out with the figuers....i did have them, but have deleted now!
     

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