With a rose-coloured undercarriage, this slimline Freeview TV makes a colourful change from the shiny gloom of its peers. But while it appears classy, it’s missing some basic niceties.
There’s only a single HDMI input, which could cause headaches if you want to hook-up a set top box and games system, and the side-mounted USB restricts playback to MP3s and JPEGs.
Still, the edge-lit LED 1366 x 768 panel offers punchy hues and high contrast – the brand quotes 150,000:1. On the plus side, audio fidelity is high. Philips proprietary Invisible Sound post processing tech makes the most of its modest 3W audio output.
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Viewed front-on, this 26in ‘Crystal Design’ Samsung is as pretty as a picture. Unfortunately, it’s less svelte when spied from the side, thanks to the old school CCFL backlight. Not that this impacts picture quality.
Standard Freeview looks fine on its 720p (1366 x 768) panel; motion resolution is low but pictures are bright and impactful. The TV’s USB media reader is also a cut above average, with AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV and MPEG file support.
MP3s play with album art when it’s provided. The audio output is rated at just 2 x 5W but the set sounds louder, just the job for a kitchen or kids' bedroom.
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See, to me a 'small' TV is one below 19". The sort of thing you get in B&B or in the kitchen in chav houses.
These are all "normal".
If you are using TV as 'background' that says a lot about the programming available.
Stop that and start listening to Radio 3 or 6 Music instead!
Am I just out of touch with modern life?
A single Toshiba 32" in the living room. Nothing in the bedroom, nothing in the kitchen, nothing in the garden or the garage or the car...
Why the hell would you want any TV, let alone one of these monsters, in the kitchen?
Aye, my thoughts too... I've still got a 14" CRT Sony in the bedroom.
If you've got anything larger you should try getting out of bed a bit more!
I don't really care how many tellies anybody has or what they use them for
but typing all of those words to justify yourself seems a trifle oversensitive.