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Vistron DB32-SD 32" HD Ready TV Digital Freeview - £269.98 @ Ebuyer

£269.98 @ Ebuyer
Seems like the cheapest new 32" tv knocking about? * 1080i High Definition Ready. * Integrated digital (Freeview). * High Quality Panel * Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels. * Bri…
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8y, 9m agoFound 8 years, 9 months ago
Seems like the cheapest new 32" tv knocking about?

* 1080i High Definition Ready.
* Integrated digital (Freeview).
* High Quality Panel
* Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
* Brightness 500 cd/m2.
* Contrast 1500:1. (*Please note manual states 800:1, this is incorrect true contrast is 1500:1 due to panel upgrade)
* Viewing angle 176/176 degrees.
* Progressive scan..
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#1
some recent reviews of this set are a little hit or miss - however, extremely cheap for 32".
#2
hot as this is just so cheap for a tv of thos size and its HD.
#3
Oh not this again, last time they did em cheaper but orders were cancelled cos of miss price
#4
Is Vistron a good make?
#5
What do you think with a name like" Vistron".
#6
Vistron isn't a make - it's an in-house branding of eBuyer. So who makes the set, and out of what, is of course an unknown, the best guide being people who've reviewed the set recently.

As previously remarked the reviews seem to be a bit hit and miss re QC. That said I've always found eBuyer very responsible with customer service, unlike some online retailers.
#7
Well, as I've mentioned in previous deals, I've bought three Vistron LCD TV's in the last 6 months, and they have all been excellent in both build and picture quality.
#8
I had an older 26" Vistron and it was rubbish. For piece of mind i'd pay a little bit extra for a better one.
#9
recently I was looking for a 32" for my bedroom to go with my ps3, and came across this and thought it was a good buy. But i decided against it after reading the comments from the avforum.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688026

at the end I bought a sony bravia from amazon instead.
#10
Their Samsung Panels inside these. I just ordered one just before the cut off and its dispatched :D will see what its like tomorrow
#11
looks good on paper but read the avforums thread before you order... lots of bad experiences with build + picture quality with this TV
#12
mmk1125;2008780
recently I was looking for a 32" for my bedroom to go with my ps3, and came across this and thought it was a good buy. But i decided against it after reading the comments from the avforum.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688026

at the end I bought a sony bravia from amazon instead.


I have read the thread on avforums because I'm interested in buying this TV. Most bad comments are regarding a lot that was shipped with the wrong cable (so says eBuyer) that apparently had other problems too. eBuyer recalled this lot and replaced every TV they sold with one that doesn't have the problem. Other complaints are from some people who didn't manage to do one thing or another because they haven't read the manual or because they're naturally dumb and don't know how to use a modern TV. Other than this, all the comments on avforums and ebuyer are good.

I'm gonna give it a couple of hours for anyone here to, thankfully, hilight any issues with this TV, then I will make the order. Thanks for your comments in advance.
#13
lol "1080i" .. when the panel is only 768 pixels high.
#14
refaey
Other complaints are from some people who didn't manage to do one thing or another because they haven't read the manual or because they're naturally dumb and don't know how to use a modern TV. Other than this, all the comments on avforums and ebuyer are good.


other complaints as in poor build and image quality? And people having problems using the controller because haven't read the manual?

Doesn't it make you wonder why there are no 1 or 2 stars rating for this tv on ebuyer site? ;-)
I'm sure those people who are naturally dumb would like to complain if they are unhappy with the TV.
#15
RowanDDR
lol "1080i" .. when the panel is only 768 pixels high.

it supports 1080i then downscales it.

1080i is only really 540p if you think about it in real world terms anyway .... but it doesnt quite work exactly like that.
#16
RowanDDR
lol "1080i" .. when the panel is only 768 pixels high.


1366x768 is correct for 720p rememeber 1080i is upscale.
i think you got mixed up between that and 1080p

looks a gd deal
#17
mmk1125;2009287
other complaints as in poor build and image quality? And people having problems using the controller because haven't read the manual?

Doesn't it make you wonder why there are no 1 or 2 stars rating for this tv on ebuyer site? ;-)
I'm sure those people who are naturally dumb would like to complain if they are unhappy with the TV.


The complaints about the poor build and image quality were regarding the lot that ebuyer replaced.

The ebuyer reviews are full of those naturally dumb people, here is one complaining that the TV doesn't have a subwoofer:
*** This obviously comes without a built in subwoofer like more expensive TVs. ***

I paid nearly £1400 for my HD TV and guess what, it doesn't have a subwoofer!!! - I'm gonna complain now ;-)

There is another dumb person who turned on his brand new, untuned TV, but guess what, he didn't find any freeview channels. He returned the TV to eBuyer for that reason!!! - if I was eBuyer, I would drive to his place and give him a smack on the face!

That being said, I'm sure there will be some genuine complaints but at the end of the day it's a cheap TV and shouldn't be compared with the more expensive ones. If one sets his/her expectations right I'm sure they'll be very happy with this TV unless there is something seriously wrong with it - and this is exactly what I'm waiting for someone to point out.

Also don't forget that in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong you have several levels of protection:
1. You can return a product within 7 days if bought online or from a catalogue.
2. Your credit card company guarantees your purchases between £100-£30000 if anything goes wrong and the retailer refuses to put it right.
3. The manufacturer's guarantee, which is one year and can be slightly more if you moan enough.
#18
good enuff deal, im not goin to buy one till they come down to the 229.99 i paid and got refunded for last time :(
#19
mmk1125

Doesn't it make you wonder why there are no 1 or 2 stars rating for this tv on ebuyer site? ;-)
I'm sure those people who are naturally dumb would like to complain if they are unhappy with the TV.



Yeah, like how about they wont let me post a review.

BTW I will almost certainly know more about TV's than 99% of purchasers. Having a very tech background.

I have to give my credit to ebuyer support. Usually very effective over the phone. Solved some rather nasty problems I had with purchases that could have really got nasty, quickly and in a good manner.
#20
RISC;2009622
Yeah, like how about they wont let me post a review.

BTW I will almost certainly know more about TV's than 99% of purchasers. Having a very tech background.

I have to give my credit to ebuyer support. Usually very effective over the phone. Solved some rather nasty problems I had with purchases that could have really got nasty, quickly and in a good manner.


Would you recommend this TV as a cheap 2nd TV?
#21
refaey
Would you recommend this TV as a cheap 2nd TV?


I honestly can not give a definite answer, because1 I have not tested one out.

My general feeling is this:

1) Panels specifications are probably adequate. Maybe grade 2 where dead pixels are concerned. Cant really see a problem on the colour front.

2) The remote button layout and I/O board are very similar to the 19" model I did purchase. Comments here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/174297/sense-19-hd-ready-lcd-tv-freeview-1/?p=1963395#post1963395

Price is attractive. Comes down to the "fairy economy" you may remember those bin bag ads. Worth going down the cheap route, or paying a bit more for a product that does it's intended job properly.

Will you be thinking, damn for a few more quid I could have got a freeview tuner that worked. Why cant I get rid of those black side borders etc...
#22
Bought one for the spare room. Seems ideal for some light gaming on the next gen consoles.
#23
Got this mounted on my wall. paid £300 for it few months back, would recommend it. Decent picture and really good TV
#24
I ordered one midnight yesterday - glad to hear that some people here are happy with it. Thanks very much for your comments.
#25
I choose free-delivery and ebuyer said it will be delivered Thursday next week.

I received an email from them this morning saying it's been dispatched so I may get it today :-)

I will let you know what it's like when it arrives. I'm only going to connect it to a sky box but I may test other connections too (with a media centre DVI and HDMI).
#26
"There is another dumb person who turned on his brand new, untuned TV, but guess what, he didn't find any freeview channels. He returned the TV to eBuyer for that reason!!! - if I was eBuyer, I would drive to his place and give him a smack on the face!"
_________________________________________________________________________

Hilarious...269 is a steal..:thumbsup:.Just buy it on your credit card and if it ****'s up...and ebuyer service is **** .....get your credit company to sort it out......I've done this with loads of sellers once the get a call from the credit card company the freak as they can't risk being ostracised by MasterCard or visa......also with some credit cards they have liability for goods purchased over £100.
#27
I have ordered one of these with a stand for my parents... they're not really what I would call 'brand aware'.... they just want a working television... and they don't have a playstation 3... at this price I reckon it's worth a punt... compared to what I could have got for the money this seems good for their needs and budget.
If it was for myself I would probably spend more and buy a branded model, but then again I wouldn't be using it to watch 'bargain hunt' and 'the dog whisperer'...

We'll see what it's like when it arrives.
#28
Ebuyer service IS good, but these TV's are junk... I posted on Avforums about them, cos I couldn't actually post a negative review of these set's on the ebuyer site! When I bought a different set (after having FOUR of these...damaged, faulty, ****, you name it) I referenced this one in the review of the more expensive set, and they even edited that to show this one in a better light!!

Really, don't trust the ebuyer reviews, they are so edited and censored it's untrue.

HOWEVER! if you get one that works, and don't mind it being in a bashed up, opened and resealed box, with used innards, then it's a bargain ;)

I however, won't be buying one, even as a second set...
1 Like #29
I bought this last month when it was £299.99, and I'm absolutely delighted with it. Picture quality is absolutely brilliant both through my Virgin box and with DVDs. I'm not really making use of the HD element, but having viewed some HD film samples via my PC, I can confirm that the pic quality is really, really good.

Couple of issues to bear in mind - the rear ports all point downwards, which causes some problems if you have the TV in the stand as opposed to mounted on a wall. In particular, I can't manage to plug in a full-size VGA cable to connect the TV to my PC. Got round it by connecting via a DVI to HDMI cable, which is fine for me as my DVD recorder doesn't support HDMI anyway, but it could be an issue if you want to connect PC to VGA as well as using the HDMI separately.

Also, many of the ebuyer reviews **** off the remote. It's generally fine, but is very directional, so needs to be pointed a little more deliberately than other remotes. Can't comment on the Freeview as I don't use it, but what I will say is that most of the complaints on the ebuyer site appear to be written by people that either haven't twigged that they need an external aerial, or else haven't run a search for the channels (covered well in the manual).

Build quality is a little plasticky, but it looks good and once it's in situ hooked up to everything, build quality shouldn't really be an issue anyway.

For the price it's an absolute giveaway. It does sound like there are some duff examples of this one doing the rounds, but I've had no problems at all, and I'd definitely recommend persevering and getting a replacement if you're not happy. It's a stunning deal.
#30
Gregor
I have ordered one of these with a stand for my parents... they're not really what I would call 'brand aware'.... they just want a working television... and they don't have a playstation 3... at this price I reckon it's worth a punt... compared to what I could have got for the money this seems good for their needs and budget.
If it was for myself I would probably spend more and buy a branded model, but then again I wouldn't be using it to watch 'bargain hunt' and 'the dog whisperer'...

We'll see what it's like when it arrives.


Quick thing - it comes in a removable stand. Unless you want something a bit more substantial, it's perfectly fine.
#31
i bought one for my ps3 and 360:thumbsup:

you cant argue about that price:)
#32
wotguvnotmeguv
Quick thing - it comes in a removable stand. Unless you want something a bit more substantial, it's perfectly fine.


I ordered it with a glass and steel 2-shelf stand... to put the TV on and the DVD player underneath. Do you mean it comes with a base.. so it's free-standing... and you don't have to put it on a wall?

This appears to be a bit of a 'marmite' product by the look of the reviews... some people like it, some hate it... and it sounds like there have been a few duff ones knocking around (product recall on earlier version on avforum)... but a few people have bought them and have been very pleased...

I'll have to reserve my judgment until it arrives...
#33
bilbob
Really, don't trust the ebuyer reviews, they are so edited and censored it's untrue.


I totally agree, I was one of the first folk to use ebuyer. It was more of a trade type store then. Cheap prices, **** support , **** product information but most buyers knew what they where looking at from just a picture or the model number. One of the first e tailors to use product reviews and it was genuinely very helpful.

Right now support is much better but the reviews are doctored. I used to frequently post tech info e.g. driver details, resolving common problem people had with gear and occasionally a product review; good and bad. Now I can not post anything negative. It never makes it to the review/comments page. What benefit is their having a user rating system where the negatives are auto removed. It's just a method to instigate confidence in a product.
#34
Firstly anyone comparing this tv to something costing £500+ is a muppet. Obviously it is not going to be as good.

I ordered one of these for my Nan a few months ago, she's thrilled with it. Decent user interface for setting it up and picture is good. Sound is average, not as good as my Sony Bravia, but as said previously this is half the price.

Anyone wanting a main tv on a budget or a second tv for the kids or second recption room will not be disappointed.

Only gripe is the remote is not as precise as you might like. Still easily sorted by using an aftermarket remote or sky/cable remote.

Absolute bargain. Get one!
#35
i bought the 37" for my old dear and i personally dont see much of a difference in quality between that and my 50" bravia outstanding value for money im toying with buying this for the bedroom anyone know the vga options available (if i was to also connect my PC?)
#36
This is the third time i have ordered this tv now, hopefully this time Ill get it.

Since I ordered it a the night it was posted, the stick has just gone down from 126 to 125.

Thats pretty odd, and not giving me any confidence in the stock meter as the last two times my order was cancelled due to no stock.
#37
Gregor
wotguvnotmeguv
Quick thing - it comes in a removable stand. Unless you want something a bit more substantial, it's perfectly fine.


I ordered it with a glass and steel 2-shelf stand... to put the TV on and the DVD player underneath. Do you mean it comes with a base.. so it's free-standing... and you don't have to put it on a wall?


Yes, it's free-standing. It's attached to a base/stand (the bit in the middle in the picture) in the packaging, so you can just unpack, put it on a flat surface and use it straightaway.

What you've bought sounds great for it - I thought you'd literally bought a base for it so you didn't have to wallmount it.
#38
Arrived this morning and is now listed on Ebuyer's site @ £569.

My PS3 auto detected the resolution as 1080p and is displaying fine like that, which has me a bit baffled. Only thing that game me pause was the packaging was open when it arrived making me wonder if these are refurbs?
#39
Sorry if this is stupid question, but what's the difference between this tv and this other tv Vistron 32" LCD TV HD Ready Digital Freeview Built in 1366x768 800:1 500cd/m2 HDMI Gloss Black, which I'm sure was £299 yesterday? Also assuming it still was £299 price, which would you go for?

Finally how can I tell how long the guarantee/warranty for these are?
And also what happens if your tv breaks down? What is the process?

Thanks all :)

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