wharfedale 21in 4:3 pure flat tv 1/2 price £59.99 @ argos - HotUKDeals
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DetailsTelevision Picture Quality:
21in (54cm) TV with 54cm visible screen size.
Connectivity:
1 SCART socket.
Headphone socket.
Side AV socket.
Sound Quality:
NICAM sound.
2 x 2W RMS power output.
Additional Features:
Teletext.
Fastext.
UHF and VHF tuners.
Auto setup.
Auto search tuner.
Auto search labelling.
Sleep timer.
Child lock.
Remote control requires 2 x CR2025 button cell batteries (included).
230V AC mains operation.
Size of TV (H)45.7, (W)58.8, (D)47.6cm.
Weight of TV 27kg.
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#1
It's a crt. Pick up a better one free from gumtree.
#2
Buy it keep it in the original packing, and take it to the Antiques Road Show in a couple of years time ;-)
Remember no digital tuner so will not even work in half the country without a digibox
#3
Took a similar one to the local tip yesterday... they are worthless
banned#4
ouch ...
#5
greatminds
Took a similar one to the local tip yesterday... they are worthless


I can appreciate that they aint worth much, but to say they are worthless is a bit harsh. Some people can't afford LCD'S or Plasma's and if you add a digi box for a tenner or so youv'e got a couple of years viewing for £70 (ideal for pensioners or those on a low income)
#6
JOHNNY WILKINSON
I can appreciate that they aint worth much, but to say they are worthless is a bit harsh. Some people can't afford LCD'S or Plasma's and if you add a digi box for a tenner or so youv'e got a couple of years viewing for £70 (ideal for pensioners or those on a low income)


Sorry this deal is cold, you can pick up CRT's for next to nothing on ebay/gumtree.
#7
JOHNNY WILKINSON
I can appreciate that they aint worth much, but to say they are worthless is a bit harsh. Some people can't afford LCD'S or Plasma's and if you add a digi box for a tenner or so youv'e got a couple of years viewing for £70 (ideal for pensioners or those on a low income)


Why " a couple of years viewing"? If you add a digi-box it'll last until it dies - are you saying you only expect it to last 2 years. The CRT in my kitchen is 20 years old and still going strong with a digi-box attached.
banned#8
my local independent tv repair showroom has tv's outside every week to pick up for free as it saves them the cost of skipping them
#9
Have a read of the Argos reviews ... the number of people who think this is an LCD TV is amazing :w00t:

This is quite a giveaway: Size of TV (H)45.7, (W)58.8, (D)47.6cm.
#10
Just out of interest were any CRT box tvs made with integrated freeview or did that only come with plasmas and lcds?
#11
Pretty harsh guys!

Maybe you wouldn't buy this yourself but it IS a good buy, this is great for those of us who dont worship the big tv god or just dont have loads of money to spend on something as frivolous as a tv!


And as for buying one through ebay or gumtree, I dont think you could take it back to someone's house if it broke 9 months down the line!

Not bitching (well i am a bit :p) but I think a tv that big for £60 brand new with free years guarantee (and a cheap extended one too since it goes on price) is essentially a good buy!
#12
JOHNNY WILKINSON
I can appreciate that they aint worth much, but to say they are worthless is a bit harsh. Some people can't afford LCD'S or Plasma's and if you add a digi box for a tenner or so youv'e got a couple of years viewing for £70 (ideal for pensioners or those on a low income)


OK, not worthless, but not worth £60 :)
#13
Wonder how many they got?
#14
I guess if you like new things and put reliance on a the warranty it's a good deal.

But there so many S/H CRTs that it seems hard to justify. I picked up a S/H Sony 32" widescreen CRT for £100 2 years ago and I'm sure they're getting cheaper all the time. This one's not even a widescreen so you'll be watching everything in a letterbox!

I'm not obsessed with the wonders of flatscreens (I have 4 TVs, only one is an LCD and I would say 2 of my CRTs have better pictures) but a cheap CRT isn't gonna be great, takes up a lot of room and uses a lot of electricity compared to a cheap LCD
#15
sonypc100;8330918
Just out of interest were any CRT box tvs made with integrated freeview or did that only come with plasmas and lcds?


I have a 28" Panasonic CRT with Freeview.

When I bought it for about £250, a "just-passable" quality LCD was about 900 quid, but even then I knew it would be the last CRT I would be buying.
It works too well for me to want to throw it out, and I am hoping to get by until the LED backlit ones are just a bit more affordable, but if the right deal comes along on here, out it goes, as it takes half the house up!

Dreading having to move it again though, but looking forward to lower electricity costs too (another reason NOT to buy a CRT!)
#16
inicholson;8331050
I'm not obsessed with the wonders of flatscreens (I have 4 TVs, only one is an LCD and I would say 2 of my CRTs have better pictures) but a cheap CRT isn't gonna be great, takes up a lot of room and uses a lot of electricity compared to a cheap LCD


Dead right.
#17
How much more electricity?

But the number of lcd tvs I've seen in a corner they might as well have had a bulky crt because no space is gained.
I have a 15yr old sony in the kitchen, it has a better picture than a lot of new cheap lcds I've seen. Not voted
#18
.... but looking forward to lower electricity costs too (another reason NOT to buy a CRT!)


I just want to point out that an average 28" CRT tv uses about 90W per hour.
Any LCD tv which is more than 2 years old uses between 200W and 500W depending on size and make.
Newer LCD tvs can use as little as 80W but the average 32" is still about 150W to 200W
If you have a 40"+ Plasma tv, the chances are that it will use over 500W per hour.
So much for savings on electricity with LCD tvs compared to CRT!
banned#19
Cold as it only has ONE scart socket! So thats a choice between your freeview box, or a dvd player, unless you use an adapter which in mny experience can lead to worse picture quality/interferrence etc.

You can pick up a much much better CRT TV for free, or next to nothing (and if from a charity shop, benefit them too). If that breaks in 9 months and it cost you a tenner - so what? You still have 5 more TVs to buy at that price before you've spent the same £60 you would have here, and they will probably be "better" brands, bigger screens, and maybe if your lucky even have a built in dvd or video player.
People are desperate to get rid of their CRTs so stop them going to the tip prematurely!
#20
How many HDMI slots does it have??????
#21
Not for me, but someone paying £60 for this has a lot more cred than all the wallies paying £2.5K for rubbish LCDs a few years ago!!!
banned#22
To echo what was said earlier; these are worthless. Possibly worse than worthless as you have the hassle of disposing of it
#23
JustifiedAncient
Cold as it only has ONE scart socket! So thats a choice between your freeview box, or a dvd player, unless you use an adapter which in mny experience can lead to worse picture quality/interferrence etc.


I though most digi-boxes had 2 scart sockets so you can connect your DVD player (or VHS recorder!) through the scart box and therefore both into a single scart box on the TV. Or is it just the ones I have (Humax & Sony)?
#24
I just freecycled my 32" JVC with surround sound/ subwoofer and stand simply cos I would have been lucky to have got a tenner for it on fleabay, and it just isn't worth the hassle for that. So anyone in the market for a crt really should try there first.
#25
I wouldn't particularly vote this cold for it being outdated technology, CRT certainly has its uses particularly for those of us that like retro gaming, older games consoles look far worse on LCD which rely on native resolution for the best picture quality.

As for price it is nothing special though, I bought a pure flat 4:3 21" CRT TV back in about 2003 and it was £89 then (RRP of £109) , 7 years later and a world full of LCD I would have expected any new stocks of CRT to be considerably lower.
banned#26
inicholson
I though most digi-boxes had 2 scart sockets so you can connect your DVD player (or VHS recorder!) through the scart box and therefore both into a single scart box on the TV. Or is it just the ones I have (Humax & Sony)?


The last one I owned didnt, but have freeview built in these days so things might have changed. As someone with a Gamecube, PS2 and freeview box with a 1 scart socket TV around 5 years ago - I was forever round the back of the TV trying to plug and unplug the scart leads! Fortunately the TV was a video combi job so that wasnt an issue - dont even own a vhs player any more:w00t:
#27
I have an immaculate 21" Sony set that someone can have for £59.99 - better than this wharfedale rubbish :thumbsup: ... it's just taking up space in our garage. :whistling:
#28
Our local british heart foundation charity shop have `big back tvs` in. They are cheap, so if you want a big back tv, have a look there, ti'll be cheaper then £59.99

http://www.bhf.org.uk/shop%20with%20bhf/our%20shops/shopping/furniture%20and%20electrical.aspx

:)
#29
sonypc100
Just out of interest were any CRT box tvs made with integrated freeview or did that only come with plasmas and lcds?


Yes, they came out in the OnDigital days in 1999....although these are now mostly obsolete as they don't support 8K mode

A friends mum also bought a Philips widescreen IDTV about 7 years ago, and it's still working well
#30
I have two 20" CRTs in my garage, they can be yours for free :lol:
#31
Worst deal i have ever seen on this site.
#32
pet2000;8331215
I just want to point out that an average 28" CRT tv uses about 90W per hour.


You know... you are dead right. It tuns out my 28" Panasonic uses only 80w and 0.8W on standby!
Hmm.
Less reason to change, although of course the damn thing is enormous!

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