Potential Bargin Tevion 27" LCD TV from ALDI from the 27th Dec onward?

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  1. AndyGeezer

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    Hi All,

    I heard this is a nice HDTV LCD screen, it has DVI and supports HDCP (Hi-Def Content Protection), it has a true 16:9 aspect ratio and resolution of 1280x720 for spot-on 720P HDTV.

    However, I wonder if anyone can confirm the following?

    1080i support at either 50/60HZ, I am presuming it would scale to 720P.

    Also I heard that it only supports 60HZ on the DVI?? And that means it is not future compliant with Sky, seems a bit strange that most Plasma/LCD DO NOT SUPPORT 50HZ when it is it our standard since day one!?

    Anyway at the price it seems worth investagating some more, so if anyone gets one please post your results.
     
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    I was going to post this too.

    Specs I have seen are as follows:

    Picture in Picture facility with size and position adjustable
    2 Channel viewing; TV/PC, TV/AV, TV/S-Video
    Ultra Slim design in aluminium casing
    Resolution: 1280x720
    170 degree viewing angle
    16.7 Million Colours
    2x8 Watt internal speakers (Nicam Stereo)
    Progressive Scan
    Connections:- VGA, DVI, 2x Scart & PC Audio
    3 Year Warranty with Pick up, Swap & Return Service Included
    £599.99

    AndyGeezer
    Being 1280x720 and Progressive Scan I take it 720p !?

    Seeing as the panels are made by a handful of manufacturers and aldi would not be one of them I wonder whose it is for comparison ?

    We need more info.

    Also a german site said 16ms.

    But this is all hearsay ...needs some facts and experience of it!
     
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    also though that 16ms is grey to grey... hmmm is that a normal way to measure response times
     
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    If you google there is a bit of info on german forums, theyve had it since 2nd December.

    Some Austrailian forums have info aswell, seems its been out there a month or two.
    It does not support 50hz !!!
     
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    Hi there. Just joined the forum.

    Excuse my ignorance but what is the practical effect of the Tevion tv "not supporting 50 hz ?"

    I read elsewhere that Sky's high definition programming in 2006 would require connections supporting the HDCP system (whatever that is !!!) The Tevion tv appears to be compatible with that however.

    I'm very interested in buying the Tevion tv on Monday when its available but want to ensure i'm not buying a model that will need updating in about 12 months time if e.g. its incompatible with Sky broadcasts. I bought a Medion PC from Aldi a few months ago and have been very happy with it. I believe Medion and Tevion are the same group of companies.

    Any advice MUCH appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    [pedantic mode] Nearly! :D

    HDCP = High bandwidth Digital Copy Protection [/pedantic mode]

    Mark.
     
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    Yes, that is the best way to measure response times. Black to white or white to black is usually quickest. Gray to gray is usually the slowest.

    James
     
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    So do we think this is a good product?
     
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    UK television is 50Hz (ie: 50 fields per second). So any source, such as Sky's HD digibox, would have to be able to upconvert its frame rate to 60Hz before it would display on this TV. I think it is unlikely that Sky's digibox will be able to do this. (You could buy a scaler, most of which have frame rate conversion, but they are expensive.)

    Depending upon how well it is done, frame rate conversion can make motion that is smooth in the 50Hz source look "jerky" once upconverted to 60Hz.

    Another feature that most people would miss from this TV is the lack of RGB scart or component inputs. But it would make a decent display for HTPC use.

    James
     
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    I was thinking of using it as a PC screen and for my xbox
     
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    According to an Oz forum it takes component both types through the scarts.
     
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    I believe it's actually "Content" Protection.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester - being even more pedantic !
     
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    Here's the Oz thread: http://www.dtvforum.info/lofiversion/index.php/t11423.html

    Hope that helps
     
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    So does this mean that when Sky starts to broadcast High Def, any 50Hz TV (be it CRT, LCD or whatever) wont play the signal? I'm guessing that this wont be the case - just that you wont get the benefit of the HD signal, right? Right...? :confused:
     
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    I think it's possible that 60 Hz tv's won't be easily able to display Sky's UK high def output, as the box is supposed to output 50 Hz.

    All of the DVI-with-HDCP input TVs for which I've been able to find data will not do 720p/50. I've only found HDMI input TVs which will do 720p/50.

    I can't remember if any DVI tvs do 1080i/50 though, and whether the Sky box will output that?

    Can anyone shed more light on this?
     
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    Im definately gonna pick one of these up. If it's no good, you can always take it back ;)
     
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    Can anyone confirm 100% that the TV accepts RGB in on one of the Scart connections. ( I have Sky and couldn't live without the RGB)

    Also can anyone list what connections are on the back.

    Thanks
     
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    WonkyEwok,
    The Sharp sets with DVI are HDCP compliant and do 50hz.
     
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    (Sharp sets with dvi do 50 Hz)
    Ooh Ooh. Ta!
     
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    So whats the verdict on this product ??

    I have bought many things from aldi in the past and are very happy with all the purchases.

    I only want it for my bedroom probalbly to watch dvd, analouge tv and my sat (not sky its a humax) which is on a video tx/rx wireless box.

    Cheers
    Geordie
     
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    We dont know yet, as they wont be in store till Monday.

    But come Monday morning Im going straight there ;) Hopefully they will have one on display so I can have a good look before I buy.
     
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    I have just read thru the oz forum report on this.. im going to grab one on monday... It should fit nicely on my bedroom wall !
    Cheers
    Geordie
     
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    Same here. Plus if its crap, you have 7 days to take it back for a full refund ;)
     
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    I have to admit HitmanIP7. my aldi is great for returns.. bought some duvet sets and decided I didnt like the colours and returned them about 2 months later .. got full refund no probs .. like I said .. bought loads .. PC, cordless phones .. infact I normally go in for a jar of coffee and buying loads of stuff lol ...

    Lets just see what happens on monday !!

    Cheers
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    lol :)

    Someone I know bought a 7" portable DVD player from them, and I was very impressed with it. I personally have never bought from Aldi, but I really cant miss this!
     
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    So if I want a LCD TV that I can watch Sky+ with, I need a 100Hz one? Is that correct ? :confused:
     
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    Yo

    SO would this be any good as a monitor ?

    John
     

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