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One of the best looking TVs weve ever sold. HD ready LCD TV with integrated DVB-T tuner.

HD ready (480i/p, 720i/p, 1080i)
2 × HDMI sockets (including HDCP decoding)
Integrated DVB-T tuner for all Freeview channels
Nicam stereo
Teletext with 1000 page memory
EPG (Electronic Programme Guide)
Response time : 8ms (grey to grey.typ)
Viewing angle: 178° H/150° v (typ)
Contrast ratio: 1200:1 (typ)
Brightness: 500cd/m2 (typ)
Physical resolution: 1366 × 768
PIP (Picture in Picture) and PBP (Picture by Picture) via external source
Picture improvements by CTI, 3D comb filter
Noise reduction
200 programme storage locations
Automatic programme search with automatic storage
Picture Formats: 16:9, 4:3, Panorama, 14:9 Zoom, Cinema, Subtitle, Auto
Swap function
Child lock
5 favourite lists
Sleep timer
Sound effects: Jazz, Rock, Pop, User, Classic, Normal
5 band equaliser
Surround sound
Speakers: 2 × 8 watts (RMS)
Video sockets: 2 × HDMI in (incl. HDCP decoding), VGA (15 pin D-sub), YUV (component) (3 RCSA), 2 SCART. S-Video in (Mini DIN), composite video (1 RCA)
Audio sockets: Stereo audio in for PC, stereo audio in for composite video (2 RCA), stereo audio in for YUV (2 RCA), stereo headphone jack (3.5mm plug)
Accessories: Free wall bracket, free 5-in-1 universal remote control (inc. batteries), power cord
Weight: 24kg (with stand)/20kg (without stand)

...though noticed that a nice looking Alphason-style stand also available via http://www.aldi.co.uk/sunday_special_buys/sunday_special_buys_pid_58622.html
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#1
Please make titles more informative.,.. adding £569.99 in-store a@ Aldi...
#2
Voted cold for me, judging on past Tevion LCD tv track record and this having a very low contrast ratio 1200:1 compared to more recent tv's, honestly think with the lowering prices of 1080i panels, if you are going to shell out this sort of money you are worth spending an extra £100 and getting a reputable brand.

We got a 42" (not 40) Philips in May for £699 with a far better contrast ratio, that was some 6 months ago, with prices dropping and hunting around I am sure as I said for £100 more it would be money much better spent.
#3
Cold from me too.

All previous Aldi tv's have been nothing but trouble.

No wonder you get a 3 year warranty, as it will probably be in for repair all that time. :giggle:
#4
Same as above.
Pay the little extra and get a far better TV.
Tevions arent exactly known for their reliability as well.
#5
This set is far too expensive for a 40" LCD even with the included bracket. Hannspree offers three year ON-SITE warranty for their TV's Aldi's warranty is only RTB (return to base) where you pay for postage and insurance each time something goes wrong. Aldi offers used to be attractive, come on Aldi, get your act together and offer something again with real special value!
#6
Im sorry cold for me too. you can get a 40 " pannt for 725 at dixons ... and your right i paid £535 for a 32" samsung 9 months ago with a 10,000 contrast ratio.....
#7
Contrast ratio means nothing on LCD TVs, they're completely meaningless in a lot of cases and unrealistic to compare to.

This is cold from me as well, because the brand is poor and associated with too many sub-par televisions, and the price isn't very special either. Better TVs can be had for just a 3" hit on the size at the same price. Great plasma screens can be had for £130 more, better LCDs for the same price.
#8
Cold for me, sorry.
#9
Try taking anything back to Aldi now after its 1 year guarantee is out, even when it has extended, and they palm you off with lies that it is nothing to do with them.

(Sale of Goods act 1999 - is most certainly is!)

Voted Cold as you can Get Samsung 1080p panels for only about 200 more.
#10
It's like a hot igloo in here! :thumbsup:
#11
cicobuff
Voted cold for me, judging on past Tevion LCD tv track record and this having a very low contrast ratio 1200:1 compared to more recent tv's, honestly think with the lowering prices of 1080i panels, if you are going to shell out this sort of money you are worth spending an extra £100 and getting a reputable brand.

We got a 42" (not 40) Philips in May for £699 with a far better contrast ratio, that was some 6 months ago, with prices dropping and hunting around I am sure as I said for £100 more it would be money much better spent.


As another person said the contrast ratio means nothing. As for Tevion, I bought a 28" & 32" LCD TV & they are still going strong, both came with 3 year guarantee & people are amazed at the good picture quality. By the same token philips is one of the most unreliable makes there are. There aftersales service is the worst I've experienced. If you want a reputable brand (& philips IS NOT one of them) go for Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba, Sharp or Samsung.
#12
HOTPOT
As another person said the contrast ratio means nothing. As for Tevion, I bought a 28" & 32" LCD TV & they are still going strong, both came with 3 year guarantee & people are amazed at the good picture quality. By the same token philips is one of the most unreliable makes there are. There aftersales service is the worst I've experienced. If you want a reputable brand (& philips IS NOT one of them) go for Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba, Sharp or Samsung.


Very happy with the Philips we have, have a Samsung 32" and this Philips 42PF7621D which has got great, reviews, in fact checking out a lot of magazine reviews, Philips LCD's get consistently good reviews, unlike some Sony.

Originally had a 42" LG and it was pants, low contrast ratio of 1200:1, couldnt get a decent picture out of it no matter what the setting, the panel wobbled in the surround frame, customer support seemed abysmal, took it back and got it replaced with this Philips and the picture quality even in standard definition is amazing. Contrast ratio means a lot to a television for vibrancy of colour if the manufacturer gets the statistics correct.

Also remember that a lot of cheap LCD televisions suffer in the fact they dont have any digital picture enhancing technology, I am happy to stick with the Pixel Plus technology, and amound of picture enhancing settings in my Philips anyday.

Can't comment on Philips customer service though, not has to use them as yet.
#13
does anyone have any links to good 40+in lcd tvs then around this price?
1 Like #14
lol , the contrast ratio is an important factor when considering which tv is going to perform best.
Read up on contrast ratios guys ..... a low contrast ratio can result in a poor quality picture , the colour representations are greatly affected as the light from the backlight shines through from the rear of the set and can cause incorrect colour representations.
contrast ratio is basically the level of black against the white , the higher the ratio , the deeper the black is in relation to the white and therefore the more effective it is in blocking the backlight and giving accurate colour.

i just hate it when people who know absolutely jack about these things comment on here and mislead people out of their own ignorance !!

Take note adamo and hotpot !!
#15
WalterSmith


Voted Cold as you can Get Samsung 1080p panels for only about 200 more.


Where can you get a 40"-42" Samsung 1080p panel for £750? I've been looking everywhere.
#16
Tevion and Aldi? Sorry two reasons to vote it cold - go to a proper store if you want to get a decent tv...
#17
a lot of cheap LCD televisions suffer in the fact they dont have any digital picture enhancing technology


No, they suffer because they have digital enhancement, Phillips just make the picture look too artificial...
#18
I am in the market looking for a decent 40-42" telly that I can hang on the wall (chimney breast).
Amazingly I only said yesterday morning that Aldi are about due to sell one and usually they are excellent value and at least as good if not better than the competition within £200 price range. This offering however does not seem such good value to me and I for one will definately give this one a miss.
Shame really as I was sort of thinking that ALDI would solve my problems.

My own experiences with ALDI are very good, we already have a Tevion 20" LCD and a decent computer from Aldi and so far am really happy with them. Lots of people have a false impression that low prices means cheap goods but actually Aldi do sell quality stuff at genuinly low prices unlike say Kwik save who sell cheap stuff because its rubbish stuff....advert over.

I still dont know which to buy though. I want to spend up to £800 and hope to buy the best I can for that money but its a right minefield trying to compare apples with oranges and plums.

I am in a right dither trying to work out what features are important and which are desireable and which are irrelevant, its not easy spending your money sometimes !!!! . At the moment I really dont have a clue of what to look for or even whether its better to get LCD or Plasma. The ONLY decision so far is the size. I am sure I want 40 or 42" .....I think
#19
Shame it not 1080p, warm for me. Seen better deals at Richer Sounds which is not a food supermarket.
#20
rooney10
lol , the contrast ratio is an important factor when considering which tv is going to perform best.
Read up on contrast ratios guys ..... a low contrast ratio can result in a poor quality picture , the colour representations are greatly affected as the light from the backlight shines through from the rear of the set and can cause incorrect colour representations.
contrast ratio is basically the level of black against the white , the higher the ratio , the deeper the black is in relation to the white and therefore the more effective it is in blocking the backlight and giving accurate colour.

i just hate it when people who know absolutely jack about these things comment on here and mislead people out of their own ignorance !!

Take note adamo and hotpot !!

No one is saying that contrast ratio isn't important, you're just lying through your teeth in an effort to sway opinion. I know what contrast ratio is, thanks regardless. I hate it when you assume everyone else is talking rubbish and doesn't have a clue.

Manufacturers quote contrast ratios, those ratios aren't comparable because they can vary so much due to them being estimates or made up half the time, not to mention what they're using to determine that ratio, grey to grey, black to white, the majority of the time it isn't specified and is biased to the manufacturer that wrote the ratio down in the first place. The only judge is your own eyes, as I've said before. Please, try arguing against that.
#21
Bigfootpete
No, they suffer because they have digital enhancement, Phillips just make the picture look too artificial...


Try checking out reviews of the pixel plus technology in the Philips, works great in standard definition for our Telewest cable box for sure for enhancing image quality, much prefer it on...but yes it has the option of switching off as well for SD and HD sources....you have that choice.

Personally much prefer a television with digital enhancement for SD sources than one without, like most the el cheapo tvs dont have.

Any recommendations for tv's without decent digital enhancement Bigfootpete?

Philips use Pixelplus, Sony have their Bravia, Panasonic their Viera, Samsung DNie.....would like to know any decent brand that doesnt have digital enhancement technology, unlike the el cheapo tv's.

Philips pixel plus has got great reviews for reducing noise level, more detail, richer colours, more
natural edges and contour to the picture...and I am very happy with it.

If anyone can try the menu settings in store on these Tevion sets (somehow doubt it) to see the picture quality, and even at least see a review for the unit to see how good it is, who would trust their money on it?

http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/displayreview.php?reviewid=6963 review of an older 32" Tevion is all I can find, cheap build, ok picture in High Definition, but lacks detail due to not having upscaling circuitry for standard definition, I would expect this tv at this price to be the same.

Most el cheapo tv's suffer this problem, and they are fine if you are using high definition video sources, and for gaming, providing they have decent contrast ratios.

For those of us that still use a variety of standard definition sources, the digital enhancements that decent branded LCD's provide are a must if this television is going to sit in the lounge being watched, else frankly you will end up disappointed. Give me my Pixel plus Philips any day.
#22
Bigfootpete
Tevion and Aldi? Sorry two reasons to vote it cold - go to a proper store if you want to get a decent tv...



I have lots of Tevion / Medion products from Aldi, never had a problem with any of them, I would trust Aldi above the likes of Currys / Comet etc.


3 year warranty with this TV as well.;-)
1 Like #23
Lets summarise for anyone buying a tv. For 1080p buy the sony '40w2000' for around £820.For someone who won't be using games consoles and hd players buy sony '40d3000'. The best two in the market according to expert reviews. So stop being cry babies and buy one of the above. Also just to mention the panasonic range of tv's is also brilliant i.e 40px70 at £729! Check with pricerunner for best prices. As an added bonus for YOU all sony and panasonic are giving 5yr warranties with all shop purchases. Give me some rep now plz!!!!
1 Like #24
rooney10
lol , the contrast ratio is an important factor when considering which tv is going to perform best.


Absolutely, although I am repeating a quote, I think it's worth warning peoples that are about to spend £600:
"According to the Imaging Science Foundation, a group that consults for home-theater maufacturers and trains professional video calibrators, the most important aspect of picture quality is contrast ratio, the second most important is color saturation, and the third is color accuracy. Resolution comes in a distant fourth, despite being easily the most-talked-about HDTV spec today."

That said, there is a major problem with contrast ratio. While resolution is pretty easy to measure and verify, the contrast ratio given by various manufacturer varies widely and are not directly comparable. IN addition, the controlled extreme way they use to get a value is not necessarily applicable to real-life situation. This makes buying flat screen TV very difficult.

Euh, can't I attach a picture here? I guess I'll have to upload it somewhere. Let's try (I hope I am not breaking any rule?):

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/4864/shootout2mp7.th.jpg

The picture above is an example of the striking difference one can see between various screen in a dark/light scene. I don't know about you but when I go to a firework, the sky tend to be black, not blue.

Yan
#25
Adamo
No one is saying that contrast ratio isn't important, you're just lying through your teeth in an effort to sway opinion. I know what contrast ratio is, thanks regardless. I hate it when you assume everyone else is talking rubbish and doesn't have a clue.

Manufacturers quote contrast ratios, those ratios aren't comparable because they can vary so much due to them being estimates or made up half the time, not to mention what they're using to determine that ratio, grey to grey, black to white, the majority of the time it isn't specified and is biased to the manufacturer that wrote the ratio down in the first place. The only judge is your own eyes, as I've said before. Please, try arguing against that.


That was more or less my point. There is NO way to compare one manufacturers contrast ratio against another, the less contrast ratio 'make' may well be the better TV as it was not over inflated etc etc. The best way is to compare in store, but the way some stores TVs are set up leaves a lot to be desired.
#26
HOTPOT
The best way is to compare in store, but the way some stores TVs are set up leaves a lot to be desired.


My local Currys (Newtownabbey) is dreadful. Their own advertisement feed that they show on most TV is played with snow and banding. You can hardly see the picture. Then they have a LG display on the wall showing a beautiful well tuned HD feed. Wow, the naive one might say! The Laser close by is good to go on a saturday afternoon because most sets will be tuned to footy and this is a very hard test for most flat screens. Good for quickly eliminating the screens with the worse smearing and making a shortlist of potential candidates. Surprisingly enough, when I went to the Forestside Currys, I was impress by the setup of most of their screens so maybe it's just my local one that is awful.

But, if you are going to spend what for most peoples is a significant amount of money, you should go a a proper specialist shop were you can directly A to B compare, with the same source material, a couple of screens that you are considering. You wouldn't mail order a car without a test drive based on a hot deal post here, would you?
#27
Aldi give a 28 day no questions asked returns policy, so if you are not happy with this TV, just take it back for a full refund.

Now show me a " proper shop " that will let you do that.:roll:
#28
Inactive
Aldi give a 28 day no questions asked returns policy, so if you are not happy with this TV, just take it back for a full refund.

Now show me a " proper shop " that will let you do that.:roll:



Fair point, but have you set up a 40 inch tv after buying it? Would you really like to unbox an unknown entity? And then drag it back to Aldi?

Tevion tv's havent a very good proven track record recently, check out the 47" they sold earlier in the year dogged with lots of problems over at avforums.com.

At the end of the day I think enough people on this have justified that its a cold deal, but no one here has to listen to us doubters if they dont want to.
#29
cheekywelshguy
does anyone have any links to good 40+in lcd tvs then around this price?

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.202-9004.aspx


http://direct.tesco.com/pi/Product/4/AW07202-9004TPS238534.jpg

I bought this one a few months ago and find the picture quality very good, not too up on the TECHNO BABBLE as far as I am concerned it is a good picture for a decent price!

I also bought a 17" Tevion from Aldi ages ago and it is still going strong (touch wood).
#31
Scouser78
Where can you get a 40"-42" Samsung 1080p panel for £750? I've been looking everywhere.


Twas posted on this forum just before end of Sept? Currys £730 IIRC for the 40" 1080p Samsung.
#34
HOTPOT
Exactly, that's why you avoid the philips brand like the plague.


so what would u suggest>?
#35
HOTPOT
Exactly, that's why you avoid the philips brand like the plague.


A suitable alternative please?
#36
cicobuff


At the end of the day I think enough people on this have justified that its a cold deal, but no one here has to listen to us doubters if they dont want to.


Especially as none of you doubters have any hands on experience of this set.:roll:

You are mainly basing your judgement on Aldi Stores and previous sets, none of which are valid.

I am saying that if you buy this set and ain't happy, take it back within 28 days.
#38
aztec786
Lets summarise for anyone buying a tv. For 1080p buy the sony '40w2000' for around £820.For someone who won't be using games consoles and hd players buy sony '40d3000'. The best two in the market according to expert reviews. So stop being cry babies and buy one of the above. Also just to mention the panasonic range of tv's is also brilliant i.e 40px70 at £729! Check with pricerunner for best prices. As an added bonus for YOU all sony and panasonic are giving 5yr warranties with all shop purchases. Give me some rep now plz!!!!

Couldn't have put it better myself, except for some spelling adjustments. :p

Repped!
#39
Inactive
A suitable alternative please?


As I said earlier in this thread, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Sharp. One of which will be my next set. There have been good offers posted on this site with these manufacturers Sets. Also as I said before I bought two of the previous Tevion sets (Samsung panels) & am very happy with both. philips are unreliable (yes some work :-D but most will not last as long as the makes I mentioned ) & philips after sales is poor, I know from first hand experience.
#40
HOTPOT
As I said earlier in this thread, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Sharp. One of which will be my next set. There have been good offers posted on this site with these manufacturers Sets. Also as I said before I bought two of the previous Tevion sets (Samsung panels) & am very happy with both. philips are unreliable (yes some work :-D but most will not last as long as the makes I mentioned ) & philips after sales is poor, I know from first hand experience.



All of the brands you have listed have design/reliability faults on some sets, reported at AV Forum by owners. Samsung appear to have the worst support amongst them, varying support standards from the others.

You appear to have had bad luck with a Philips product, that doesn't mean that they are any worse or better than the list you have provided.

I had my Philips CRT for over 9 years without any problem, it is still going strong, in my spare room.

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