My TV in XL
Me and my Partner had been offered a new Flat in March 2009, we took the flat and to cut a long story short, we had almost finished renovating and decorating the flat some 2 or 3 months later so we were starting to shop for the larger items for our flat. One night the other half comes running into the kitchen to me saying “I’ve spotted a bargain and we’ve got to have it“. It was a 37 inch LCD TV for £429.99 at Sainsbury’s, I wasn’t too keen as I wasn’t that bothered about having a huge super-modern TV stuck on a wall above my mantle piece. However, he managed to talk me into buying it. And I must say now that it’s grown on me, it was the best purchase that I’ve made for the flat.
Once we got the TV home
On first thoughts the box is huge and quite bulky, although there are handles built into the sides of the box which my partner failed to notice, was funny watching him struggle for a few moments until he realised. Opon opening the box I noticed that everything had been packed in very neatly and safe with lots of polystyrene and protective wrapping.
We had purchased a separate wall mountable stand although we did get a table-top stand free, we wanted our TV out of the way of little fingers. It’s a bit awkward changing leads over when you can’t access the back of the TV without taking it off the wall. So I would suggest to use the table-top stand if you want to be able to access your cables easily.Set up was very easy and my partner managed to do it without even looking at the instruction manual. The remote control is similar to a sky remote with the functions of the buttons and the way the Freeview menu looks, the remote doesn’t look anything like a sky remote. It’s black and silver and has a corrugated effect in the back of the remote. The TV itself is a dusty black colour (see pictures for more info).
- Experience sharp, vibrant and life-like images with BRAVIA engine picture enhancement technology (see my picture of finding nemo in HD attached to this review)
- Watch digital TV with the integrated standard definition digital terrestrial tuner (MPEG-2, also receives normal analogue TV). It’s so much easier than the old TV’s where you have to buy a set top box to get digital.
- Watch cable TV with the integrated digital cable tuner.
- Three HDMI inputs (on the back of the TV, all with CEC) make it even easier to connect to HD sources such as Blu-ray, xbox 360 and PS3.
- Watch TV, movies and games in superb detail thanks to the 3.1 mega pixel resolution.
- Featuring the ‘draw the line design’ concept, this TV also has a 178º viewing angle so you can watch it from almost anywhere in the room.
*Experience the effect of digital surround sound from only two front speakers with Virtual Dolby Surround and BBE ViVA sound technology.
- Sync up to VCR so you can record any program and only have to use one remote.
- Wall mountable.
- Table-top stand.
Here is all the information that I could sort through on the Specification page of the manual.