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# 210596 3-Apr-2017 12:53
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So I see this is on 1-day for a pretty good price. Anyone have an opinion on them at all?


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  # 1753723 3-Apr-2017 13:01
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Appears it doesn't support Freeview+/HBBTV. Shame as it otherwise looks like a great deal.





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  # 1753727 3-Apr-2017 13:05
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If you're going to go non name brand, then be prepared for lack of support and less refined interface/remote etc.

Personally for this type of thing I'd go Veon from the Warehouse, and they openly offer a 3 year warranty.

Not much of a fan of the 1 day / off the back type sites either.  They're usually pushing refurb units/ end of line stuff offered to them to clear.

It's not a smart device, but the likes of a chromecast can address that. 

Final thoughts...  Now is a great time to buy 2016 TV's being cleared before 2017 units come into stores.  Personally I think it's worth spending a bit more for a name brand, but I can see the appeal of these units.  Buyer beware really.  Make sure you know what you want from the TV, and make sure it can provide that.  Watch for 4K TV's with limited support for 4K hdmi requirements for example.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1753734 3-Apr-2017 13:13
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Lists a 50Hz refresh rate, which is worrying - I assume they just mean no interpolation and not that it will be ruining standard 60Hz content down to 50Hz. So ok for gaming since motion interpolation is turned off in gaming mode, but watching movies on it if it has none will be a cinematic juddery eyesore.

 

No mention of HDCP or HDMI versions.

 

Some of these cheap direct lit displays have terrible uniformity of the backlight - its not part of the panel, its on the back of the chassis as an array of LEDs - use cheap ones without colour batching and you get hotspots and a shift in colour temperature in parts - makes for an ugly image, particually on smooth panning shots where it really shows as the dirty screen effect. Not that you will have smooth panning shots on a TV without motion plus.

 

Friend has a cheap nasty no brand not HD 32" and one LED near the bottom is clearly bluer than the rest. Was a $200 TV so he cant be bothered dealing with it.





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  # 1753792 3-Apr-2017 13:56
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Yeah, was just curious really. Would rather drop a bit more on a Samsung or something. 


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