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May not be a great make but at under £200 with current climate, this seems a steel.

Television Picture Quality:

* High Definition Ready.

* Integrated digital (freeview).

* 26in (66cm) widescreen TV with 66cm visible screen size.

* Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.

* Brightness 500cd/m2.

* Contrast ratio 800:1.

* Viewing angle 178 degrees.

* Progressive scan.


Connectivity:

* 1 HDMI socket.

* 2 SCART sockets.

* Component video socket.

* Composite.

* Headphone socket.

* Rear AV socket.

* Rear DC socket.
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#1
Dont know how to add a pic
#2
http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/70-5293544A69UC480361X.jpg
#3
Thanx, also meant in the top right bit, next to the deal header
#4
contrast isn't great but on 26" not so important. good price and easy argos shopping. hot.
#5
Thanks OP, I may go for this for the bedroom. Is it the the proper freeview and how does the £10 voucher work, Do they automatically give it to you once paid for at the till if picked up at store?
#6
Yes they usually give you it when paying for it and can be used against future purchases.
#7
I got this last time it was cheap at Argos and is fine for the bedroom. Blu ray and the xbox look brilliant through HDMI on it.
#8
kill_bill
I got this last time it was cheap at Argos and is fine for the bedroom. Blu ray and the xbox look brilliant through HDMI on it.


Hi kill_bill, Is the freeview okay on this TV. I'll be using an indoor ariel for this set.:thumbsup:
#9
tonygee
Thanks OP, I may go for this for the bedroom. Is it the the proper freeview and how does the £10 voucher work, Do they automatically give it to you once paid for at the till if picked up at store?



There is only one " Freeview " it can only be the proper one.;-)
#10
Inactive
There is only one " Freeview " it can only be the proper one.;-)


Actually there are three different types;

Freeview - which is included in the set which comes down a standard aerial; indoor aerials aren't too good at receiving all/any of the digital channels dependant on your area, recommendation is attach to a high gain aerial, such as an external antenna, wherever possible.

Top up TV - which also comes down an aerial and also requires additional equipment, i.e. CAM Card or Set Top Box

FreeSat - requires a satellite dish to be installed instead of using an aerial
#11
Inactive
There is only one " Freeview " it can only be the proper one.;-)


I also bought this for £200 last time it was on sale at Argos. It really is a great tv for it's price. The only one negative I have is the angle view. It looks really dark if you're looking at it from an angle. Other than that it's got amazing quality. I use it for blu-ray and PS3...comes out really well on HD.

The freeview...well, I've tried all the strongest indoor ariels and they haven't worked (but then that's probably due to my area rather than the tv). I haven't used the freeview yet since we plan to move house which means there's no point attaching an outdoor ariel yet. So I have the same question...is the freeview good?
#12
Inactive
There is only one " Freeview " it can only be the proper one.;-)


Sheep87
http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/70-5293544A69UC480361X.jpg


Also looks really sleek believe it or not. Fits perfectly with a black gloss PS3. They look like the perfect pair.
#13
Thanks. Reserved mine. Voted hot:thumbsup:
#14
Sheep87
http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/70-5293544A69UC480361X.jpg


It's also really sleek believe it or not. Fits perfectly with my PS3...they make the perfect pair with the matching black glossy finish.
#15
kyleb
Actually there are three different types;

Freeview - which is included in the set which comes down a standard aerial; indoor aerials aren't too good at receiving all/any of the digital channels dependant on your area, recommendation is attach to a high gain aerial, such as an external antenna, wherever possible.

Top up TV - which also comes down an aerial and also requires additional equipment, i.e. CAM Card or Set Top Box

FreeSat - requires a satellite dish to be installed instead of using an aerial


Wrong I'm afraid, Freeview is free to the end user.

TopupTV is not free and thus a system within a system so not really part of Freeview.


Freesat is a totally different system via a dish, and is nothing at all to do with Freeview
#16
Also got this tv last time it was £200....

Took the first one back as there was a buzzing from one of the speakers when it was on standby and even when we were watching it on low volume.

Swapped it and really pleased with it now. Got mine on the bedroom wall with all cables hidden away and looks great from in bed. Freeview in my area is generally sh*t I think so only get a few channels and some of them can be blocky / jumpy / freeze / intermittent sound but I stress I think thats just the area that I live, the crap aerial and probably crap cabling too. On the digital channels that I do get the screen looks really good, way better than my CRT IMHO.

One minor gripe is the LED on the front when standby is blue and is about 3 inches tall (long thin strip). If I put the set on timer and wake up in the night i'll have to get up and switch it off cos its way too bright. Sometimes it flashes in the night too, may be an OAD for the freeview but that too is annoying, its like the police lights are in your bedroom :D - EDIT to add... there must be hundreds of ways to dim this down a bit so nothing serious enough to stop this being a hot deal.

I have this bracket from amazon... highly recommended, solid and cheap.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/FOREST-Universal-PLASMA-Mount-Bracket/dp/B000O8HHYK/ref=sr_1_81?ie=UTF8&m=A3PAYSWF5QR38E&s=generic&qid=1239280674&sr=1-81
#17
On the Argos website there's 331 customer reviews and its currently getting 4.5 out of 5.

They can't all be wrong.
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kyleb
Actually there are three different types;

Freeview - which is included in the set which comes down a standard aerial; indoor aerials aren't too good at receiving all/any of the digital channels dependant on your area, recommendation is attach to a high gain aerial, such as an external antenna, wherever possible.

Top up TV - which also comes down an aerial and also requires additional equipment, i.e. CAM Card or Set Top Box

FreeSat - requires a satellite dish to be installed instead of using an aerial


No Inactive was right when saying there's only one "Freeview" and you've shown that in your post as the othe 2 types you have listed aren't "Freeview". You have to pay for "Topup TV" and "Freesat" is not a type of "Freeview" it's a different system. Also you missed out "Freesat for Sky" which is an alternative to "Freesat".

It's probably best not to confuse things by saying there's more than one type of "Freeview" when there isn't, the others (well except Topup TV) are free to view but not "Freeview"

As for the deal, looks pretty good for the money, so voted hot
#19
I bought the 22" version of this for the bedroom a few months ago, but ended up returning it because the screen looked so dark when viewed from even just slightly below level. As I had intended it for wall mounting opposite the bed, it was useless. The picture was very good when viewed from straight in front though. I suspect most of the people who reviewed it only see their TV from eye level. The picture from below is very poor and I wouldn't recommend it for bedroom use.

(Buying this from Argos you can't really go wrong , just keep your receipt and make sure you check out your intended viewing angle before the 30 days is up.)
#20
For those of you who are paying cash for this TV, buy 4 x £50 Argos vouchers to pay for it and you would get £20 in Argos vouchers.
#21
stokerej;4879117
For those of you who are paying cash for this TV, buy 4 x £50 Argos vouchers to pay for it and you would get £20 in Argos vouchers.

Nice idea :thumbsup:
but unfortunately condition 12 states :
[COLOR=royalblue]12. This offer is not available with the purchase of Argos gift cards[/COLOR]
#22
I've been contemplating this TV for a while and the recent price drop made it even more tempting, but it's not suitable for my particular setup. I'd want it to extend from a side wall and be turned around 60 degrees so I'd need an extending arm wall bracket. The VESA connection for this TV is 400x200 so not just any bracket will fit... and these bigger brackets are more expensive than the smaller standard ones. So if you're thinking of wall mounting it then be sure of which bracket you get beforehand.

Still, good price for the specs and reviews!
#23
Two quick questions...
Is it on a swivel base?
Is it LCD or Plasma?
#24
sloth_frattelli
Two quick questions...
Is it on a swivel base?
Is it LCD or Plasma?


No and LCD
#25
Got this tv today from Argos.

TV No 1. The picture quality wasnt that fantastic (unnatural colours) I had to make major adjustments in the settings, the connections on the back were perpendicular to the tv, the remote had a glossy finish, and the digital tv electronic programme guide screen had no preview box incorporated into it.

I thought... couldnt expect more for 200 quid but then I noticed a dead pixel, stuck on green, in the centre of the picture. So I decided to replace it. Went back to the same store within a couple of hours and replaced it with what I thought was an identical tv.

TV No 2 (which I believe had the same model number) had much more natural colours and sharpness straight out of the box, the set up on the rear of the tv was completely different with the connections in parallel to the tv, the remote is less swish but much clearer & more functional, the tv setup menu is in colour and the epg has a preview screen. Overall much happier with the second TV!!!

From what I remember same number of connection, they both had 2 HDMI sockets, 2 Scarts, sound is stereo (SRS trusurround) . The front looks exactly the same.

Anyone else experience these variations in design? Is it the 2nd design that requires the unique wall bracket?

If you get one like TV no 2 youve got a bargain! I am very happy with the picture, sound, setup, features menus. Its not comparable to the latest Sonys or Panasonics but for the money its a steal. Tell your mates it cost twice as much and they believe you! Hot Hot Hot!

EDIT: Id just like to add that theTV 2 has no significant angle issues whereas the 1st one did get noticeably darker as mentioned in the above post.
#26
rochg

Anyone else experience these variations in design? Is it the 2nd design that requires the unique wall bracket?


Very interesting. Is there anything in the manual or on the back of the TV about the VESA connection size (i.e., wall bracket) for this TV No.2? If it requires 200x200 or smaller then the TV would be a much more attractive purchase.

Also, some of the feedback comments on the Argos site mentioned that there is a big bump in the middle of the back of the TV where it connects to a wall bracket, thus you can't use a design of wall bracket which is a flat plate. What does the back of TV No.2 look like?
#27
Hi

Tv no 2 has the bump on the back whereas I dont remember the first having it. I guess it needs the special bracket.

I cannot find where it says about the mounting bracket in the manual or on the back im afraid.

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