Hannspree ST281 28" Full HD LCD Freeview 1920x1080 400cd/m2 10,000:1 5ms 2 x HDMI/Scart - Black £214.99 delivered @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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I think this is the cheapest i have seen this.
Hannspree ST281 28" Full HD LCD Freeview 1920x1080 400cd/m2 10,000:1 5ms 2 x HDMI/Scart - Black
The stylish and minimalist ST Series of Full HD LCD HDTVs takes your audio-visual experience to a level in clarity and smoothness by upgrading all video to 1080p high definition. Designed to enhance contemporary surroundings, the ST281MAB radiate excusive quality. Equipped with between 2 HDMI ports to deliver the best HD image quality from the latest HDMI equipped devices such as; Blu-ray players, games consoles and HD camcorders, and boasting a 10-watt advanced audio system delivering a powerful stereo home studio experience, the Full HD ST281MAB is the 'piece de resistance' to any state-of-the-art home cinema setup.

General

* Product Type: 28" LCD TV
* Digital Television Certification: HD ready 1080p

Display

* Diagonal Size: 28" - widescreen
* Technology: TFT active matrix
* Resolution: 1920 x 1200
* Display Format: 1080p (FullHD)
* Image Aspect Ratio: 16:10
* Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1
* Brightness: 400 cd/m2
* Progressive Scan: Progressive scanning (line doubling)
* Widescreen Modes: Full, Zoom, Normal, Panorama, Subtitle
* Viewing Angle 170/160 degrees
* Pixel Response Time: 5 ms
* Comb Filter: 3D digital
* Features: 3:2 pull down compensation, 2:2 pull down compensation, Digital Noise Reduction (DNR)

TV Tuner

* Analogue TV Tuner: PAL, SECAM
* Stereo Reception System: NICAM, A2
* Digital TV Tuner: DVB-T

Video Features

* HDTV Ready: Built-in
* Input Video Formats: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 576i, 576p
* Teletext: Yes
* Teletext Memory: 500 pages
* Parental Channel Lock: Yes
* NTSC Playback on PAL TV: Built-in

Audio System

* Sound Output Mode: Stereo
* Speakers Included: 2 speakers
* Output Power / Total: 20 Watt
* Speaker(s): 2 x right/left channel speaker - built-in - 10 Watt

Connections

* Connector Type: 1 x composite video input (RCA phono) ¦ 1 x component video input (RCA phono x 3) ¦ 2 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) ¦ 1 x VGA input (15 PIN HD D-Sub (HD-15)) ¦ 1 x SCART (21 PIN SCART) ¦ 1 x audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) ¦ 1 x audio line-in (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) ¦ 1 x headphones (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)

Power

* Power Device: Power supply - internal
* Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 1 Watt
* Power Consumption Operational: 95 Watt

Dimensions

* Panel with stand: 67.3 m x 19cm x 51.6cm
* Panel without stand: 67.3cm x 8.9cm x 49cm
* Flat Panel Mount Interface: 100 x 200 mm
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#1
yes i think this is the cheapest ,ive seen it on Amazon before for £220 but that's gone up now.

excellent price hot from me
#2
Great. Thanks
#3
No RCA output for audi :(
that means if you want to connect it to a set of speakers you'll have to rely on the 3.5mm headphones jack!
#4
wnofal
No RCA output for audi :(
that means if you want to connect it to a set of speakers you'll have to rely on the 3.5mm headphones jack!

You could use a scart socket to rca.
#5
i purchased this tv last month for the kitchen im really pleased by the quality of the product also the picture quality too its also worth a mention it comes with a 2 year manafacturer warranty dont be put off by the name its far superior to your supermarket cheapies ie technika-tevion-umc etc
#6
Is this a TV or a monitor? How does it stack up against a monitor such as this Novatech one for instance?

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Monitors/26inchplusMonitors/Novatech/HZ281HPB.html
#7
mathewroberts
Is this a TV or a monitor? How does it stack up against a monitor such as this Novatech one for instance?

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Monitors/26inchplusMonitors/Novatech/HZ281HPB.html


Its a TV but I suspect the actual panel used is the same as that one as they are the same size, resolution and both made by the same manufacturer.
#8
lewson

It's a tv, I wouldn't use it as a monitor the picture never looks good :)


Really? Well I'm using it as a monitor right now and for the money it's unbeatable. It's 1920x 1200 resolution as a monitor and looks great. As a telly, because of the odd 16:10 format, you get a black bar at the top and bottom of a standard widescreen film which means the picture is equivalent to just under 27 inches. You only get the full 28 inch when using as a monitor.

Just watched Coraline on it and the quality is superb.

There are a couple of niggles, well there would be at this price...right?
The vertical viewing angle is not brilliant, you'll get a poor picture if you view it from just below the screen, but then does anyone watch that way?
Also there is a noticeable lighter area which gets darker as you go further up the screen. You only see this if the screen is very dark and watching films you don't notice it (unless the whole scene is very dark).

You pays your money and takes yer choice!
At this price there's no other TV/monitor at this size that can compete.
#9
I work in Europe quite a bit this looks ideal as the Analogue tuner is compatible with Secam - voted hot - thanks
#10
Anyone using it as a monitor offer any feedback on using it at different resolutions for games? (e.g. 1680x1050 - my graphics card not good enough!)
#11
Ashe
Anyone using it as a monitor offer any feedback on using it at different resolutions for games? (e.g. 1680x1050 - my graphics card not good enough!)


Well in general using lcd diplays at anything other than their native resolution is never a good idea. At 1680x1050 the text lacks sharpness but it is perfectly useable. It depends what you want it for. If you're writing word docs or editing html it might get tiring. The vids still look great though and i would expect games to be good too.

I'd say upgrade your video card at the same time.
#12
I want one as a moinitor, 32" is too big really this looks ideal for the money.
#13
To those asking about a monitor, I think it would be ideal as a monitor as it has a 16:10 ratio which indicates the panel used is designed for use in a monitor. TV's are 16:9
#14
http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B001CXYTUQ/ref=pr_all_summary_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Read the reviews.

The general concensus seems to be "don't use this as a computer monitor".

You will have to make up your own mind though.
#15
I can’t see the attraction to use as a monitor when you can get a Dell 23” IPS 1080P TFT with a fully adjustable stand for about £250 delivered.
Sure it’s smaller but the quality and proper stand put it in a completely different class.
Voted hot for a TV though.
#16
Personally I wouldn't use anything at a resolution lower than 1920x1200 as a monitor at 28" and larger. Unless you have a huge desk or can site quite a few feet away from the screen.
#17
DaleR
To those asking about a monitor, I think it would be ideal as a monitor as it has a 16:10 ratio which indicates the panel used is designed for use in a monitor. TV's are 16:9

Maybe, but the technical data says "PC input 1280x1024". So I wonder whether it even supports native resolution? Without it would be completely useless.

Also the reviews for using it as a TV are pretty dire. It is probably a cheap panel driven by substandard electronics. So please proceed with extreme prejudice...
#18
anyone who uses a tv as a monitor is a right chump. the specs of TV's just arent designed to double up a monitor -but if you can't tell the difference i suggest you go ahead as monitor tech is obviously wasted on you.
#19
Nellster, you may not like it as a monitor, but others may.
I use a 22" HD TV as my main computer monitor with no probs at all and before you call me a chump, no im not and have worked in the Audio Visual business for many years and know a thing or two about TV's.

Edited By: dtvking on Aug 21, 2010 18:05: spelling
#20
wnofal
No RCA output for audi :(
that means if you want to connect it to a set of speakers you'll have to rely on the 3.5mm headphones jack!


No output for Audi - what about BMW or Mercedes? X)
#21
THis tv seems to have great reviews on Amazon even at a higher price. I cant find any negative comments re using it as a monitor. I am assuming people are talking responce times and blacks ?

I have a 24" ben Q monitor at the moment its only 3 years old and its not great I have had it repalced once already and the one off switch has broken on it again I fancy the bigger size tbh.
#22
Equipped with between 2 HDMI ports


Exactly how many is that then?
1 Like #23
garbage456
unheard of brand, spend another £20 and get a Sony

:p:p


I hope your joking! Hannspree is good name and is big... but just not big in the uk
1 Like #24
Nellster
anyone who uses a tv as a monitor is a right chump. the specs of TV's just arent designed to double up a monitor -but if you can't tell the difference i suggest you go ahead as monitor tech is obviously wasted on you.


LOL! You do realise it has the same panel (thats the screen) as the Hanns-G 28" monitor? All they have done is chucked on a tv tuner. No TV panel is 1920 x 1200.
#25
audiO :) the O seems to have fallen somewhere....
By the way, many reviews suggest the Video output quality is ******* with skin tone turned to orange, Linky


skdotcom
wnofal
No RCA output for audi :(
that means if you want to connect it to a set of speakers you'll have to rely on the 3.5mm headphones jack!


No output for Audi - what about BMW or Mercedes? X)
#27
Nellster
anyone who uses a tv as a monitor is a right chump. the specs of TV's just arent designed to double up a monitor -but if you can't tell the difference i suggest you go ahead as monitor tech is obviously wasted on you.

no...you my friend are a chump :) Have you personally tried this out as a monitor? clearly not, so ur opinion is...well...no one cares mate.
Anyways i use this TV as my monitor and its great, no problems with it at all, paid £280 for it and its great, highly recommended. HOT
#28
J400uk
Nellster
anyone who uses a tv as a monitor is a right chump. the specs of TV's just arent designed to double up a monitor -but if you can't tell the difference i suggest you go ahead as monitor tech is obviously wasted on you.
LOL! You do realise it has the same panel (thats the screen) as the Hanns-G 28" monitor? All they have done is chucked on a tv tuner. No TV panel is 1920 x 1200.
Ha, love it! +1 my friend!
#29
garbage indeed :P,link too the sony for £235 please:)

garbage456
unheard of brand, spend another £20 and get a Sony

:p:p
#30
quizmaniac
garbage indeed :P,link too the sony for £235 please:)

garbage456
unheard of brand, spend another £20 and get a Sony

:p:p


I wouldn't mind that link too lol

LW
#31
same price on Amazon - think its time to bag one of these
#32
Thanks for feedback - any more opinions on these monitors, for anyone that's just bought one?

Tempted... although thinking maybe 28" is a bit large!

Edited By: Ashe on Aug 24, 2010 18:04: bleh

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