BLAUPUNKT 40 Inch Full HD 1080p LCD TV with HD Digital Freeview & USB Media Player PVR £239.99 (+delivery?) svp.co.uk
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BLAUPUNKT 40 Inch Full HD 1080p LCD TV with HD Digital Freeview & USB Media Player PVR £239.99 (+delivery?) svp.co.uk

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Found 29th Jun 2013
This full HD LCD-TV in elegant casing is perfect for every living room. Via the USB-connection digital TV-programmes (via DVB-T) can be recorded directly on a memory stick or on a USB hard-disk. TV-sets of the brand Blaupunkt offer the best picture quality thanks to A-brand panel and 12 months free of cost onsite pickup service (within the scope of warranty).

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Not heard of this company!!! Would not mind comments x

got one on these from sainsburys for the bedroom. very lots of hdmis not gonna beat my samsung but playstation 3 lot great on it.

Anyone know the model number? There's no mention, as far as I can see on the store site. cheers.

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chrsinne

Not heard of this company!!! Would not mind comments x


svp, blaupunkt or umc?

we bought one (not sure if same model tho) only problem was sound vibrated even on low so need a soundbar or something? im not technical lol/

I was looking at a couple of these in Sainsburys yesterday (while looking for a Sony tv that was in here the other day) including a larger one poss 60" pic looked pretty good to me

Original Poster

Don't think Blaupunkt would put their name to something low end

svp been out ages, used to be one of the best sites for blank media.

Zedmeister

Don't think Blaupunkt would put their name to something low end



Isn't ALL Blaupunkt low end now? Rather like Bush, Goodmans and all the other brands that sold out (quite literally).

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Newbold

Isn't ALL Blaupunkt low end now? Rather like Bush, Goodmans and all the … Isn't ALL Blaupunkt low end now? Rather like Bush, Goodmans and all the other brands that sold out (quite literally).



Well Bush, Goodmans, etc were never premium brands! Blaupunkt on the audio side were fitted to the likes of Mercedes

Check out the history of the brands I mentioned. They were both once every bit as'premium' as Blaupunkt!

Bush and Goodmans were never high end 'premium' brands.

I've got a Blaupunkt stereo in my car it was the make VW had factory fitted to their cars and they certainlly used to have a good reputation. I had no idea they made TVs.
Do they just buy them from China and re-badge them?
The bezel looks a bit big for an up to the minute TV but the price is unbeatable.

razorsharp193

Bush and Goodmans were never high end 'premium' brands.



They were both - once upon a time, back in the 60s - every bit as 'premium' as Blaupunkt. Both Bush and Goodmans made good quality products, and their market position was much the same as Blaupunkt. Check their histories.

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Newbold

They were both - once upon a time, back in the 60s - every bit as … They were both - once upon a time, back in the 60s - every bit as 'premium' as Blaupunkt. Both Bush and Goodmans made good quality products, and their market position was much the same as Blaupunkt. Check their histories.



Maybe in the steam age but Blaupunkt was premium recently or still is

Energy efficiency D
Power consumption (use) 135 W
Annual energy consumption 197 kWh

.. thats shocking, ive been looking at alot of tvs reciently and thats by far the worst power consumption ive seen. cost you £60 a year to run
Edited by: "Adam1990" 29th Jun 2013

Zedmeister

Maybe in the steam age but Blaupunkt was premium recently or still is



Blaupunkt were premium auto installations until the late 80's since then they have been superseded and kicked into mediocrity by the likes of Bose / Harmon Kardon.

Blaupunkt car stereos were the absolute dogs danglers back in the day..... I don't think the tvs will be of the same quality.

Zedmeister

Don't think Blaupunkt would put their name to something low end



To be honest I don't think there is anything much lower than this but there is a huge amount of products of a similar standard. Nowadays it seems most sets are generic chinese models either assembled in China or somewhere in Europe. It could be Vestel in Turkey, Cello in the UK or numerous other companies around Europe like UMC. It's basically a Mstar cpu/gpu (soc) based PCB with a low end panel. Perfectly servicable televisions but the branding on them means nothing.

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Adam1990

Energy efficiency DPower consumption (use) 135 WAnnual energy … Energy efficiency DPower consumption (use) 135 WAnnual energy consumption 197 kWh.. thats shocking



I would not believe that. What does annual energy consumption constitute because if this was on all the time 24/7 for a year according to your figures this would use 3.24 kwh per day, which equates to 60 days of solid television per year, or 16% of the year.

The real point is WHO REALLY CARES. I do not buy a TV and think can I afford to turn it on? I turn it on when I want to watch TV and off when I don't. The cost is irrelevant. I am sure that 99.9% of the population also do this, so where are you coming from?

Tyranicus66

I would not believe that. What does annual energy consumption constitute … I would not believe that. What does annual energy consumption constitute because if this was on all the time 24/7 for a year according to your figures this would use 3.24 kwh per day, which equates to 60 days of solid television per year, or 16% of the year.The real point is WHO REALLY CARES. I do not buy a TV and think can I afford to turn it on? I turn it on when I want to watch TV and off when I don't. The cost is irrelevant. I am sure that 99.9% of the population also do this, so where are you coming from?


the point i was making is a toshiba with a A* energy rating is about £80 more.. you might aswell pay that get a better tv and in the long run works out the same price as this (as it will use alot less electricity) some only cost £20 a year based on 8 hours use a day

i did actually vote hot btw

Adam1990

the point i was making is a toshiba with a A* energy rating is about £80 … the point i was making is a toshiba with a A* energy rating is about £80 more.. you might aswell pay that get a better tv and in the long run works out the same price as this (as it will use alot less electricity) some only cost £20 a year based on 8 hours use a day



If you watching 8 hours of TV a day, I suggest you stop, go and get a job and then you would not have to worry about the cost of "running" such an extravagant, exorbitant TV such as this.

Tyranicus66

If you watching 8 hours of TV a day, I suggest you stop, go and get a job … If you watching 8 hours of TV a day, I suggest you stop, go and get a job and then you would not have to worry about the cost of "running" such an extravagant, exorbitant TV such as this.


i work long hours, my tv is hardly on. im just saying for people out there. was only giving abit of logical advice

Adam1990

i work long hours, my tv is hardly on. im just saying for people out … i work long hours, my tv is hardly on. im just saying for people out there. was only giving abit of logical advice



That's fair I suppose. Although I would wager that image quality, purchase price and longevity are significantly more important than running cost's when buying a TV, unlike something like a car, for example.

basically the point i was trying to make is if your thinking of buying this to save money over a big brand, in the long run over 5 years or so this will eventually cost you more. My point didnt come across very well.. but i know what i mean

Tyranicus66

That's fair I suppose. Although I would wager that image quality, … That's fair I suppose. Although I would wager that image quality, purchase price and longevity are significantly more important than running cost's when buying a TV, unlike something like a car, for example.


well yeah, most people dont even look at power consumption. i agree its not a main selling point but worth a mention

dont worry Adam I get your point,

Tyranicus66

I would not believe that. What does annual energy consumption constitute … I would not believe that. What does annual energy consumption constitute because if this was on all the time 24/7 for a year according to your figures this would use 3.24 kwh per day, which equates to 60 days of solid television per year, or 16% of the year.The real point is WHO REALLY CARES. I do not buy a TV and think can I afford to turn it on? I turn it on when I want to watch TV and off when I don't. The cost is irrelevant. I am sure that 99.9% of the population also do this, so where are you coming from?



There's also the little matter of a more energy-efficient telly being better for the environment.

This is a much better buy if you want a 'budget' TV for say the bedroom.

Hitachi 40" 1080p for £279

I brought a blaupunkt tv from sainsburys sale few months ago, 40" led and its brlliant. The picture is great and have a pc connected to it as a htpc.I had brought a 32" samsung from john lewis but wasnt happy with the picture quality. I think you have to try it yourself and see how it looks. I dont believe in brand names anyway as does anyone know where they come from. I dont have an iphone, I have android , blaupunkt tv and drive a skoda so that backs my views up lol.

Adam1990

Energy efficiency DPower consumption (use) 135 WAnnual energy … Energy efficiency DPower consumption (use) 135 WAnnual energy consumption 197 kWh.. thats shocking, ive been looking at alot of tvs reciently and thats by far the worst power consumption ive seen. cost you £60 a year to run



The main reason for the increase in consumption is the set is CCFL backlit not edge lit LED. CCFL needs more power and leads to bulkier sets but often gives superior back lighting uniformity especially on cheaper end sets like these. Edge lit LEDs can produce clouding and banding which many people can't live with. It's also much more common/noticable on the larger screen sizes like 40,42 and 46" etc. So this may actually be one of the advantages of this set in performance.

Also some of the CCFL backlit sets have better sound simply because they are deeper and can fit in better speakers. Edge lit LED sets tend to be very thin often meaning smaller speakers are fitted. This set appears to have a 2x9W sound system but some of the newer edge lit sets only have 2x6W for a similar size, some as low as 2x3W. Clearly an improved sound system demands higher current too and this will effect overall power consumption.

Clouding/banding

http://resim.donanimhaber.com/upfiles/1181642/7C3A6FE9F11F4CD2B13E94010EBB524C.jpg

lugsy3

I brought a blaupunkt tv from sainsburys sale few months ago, 40" led and … I brought a blaupunkt tv from sainsburys sale few months ago, 40" led and its brlliant. The picture is great and have a pc connected to it as a htpc.I had brought a 32" samsung from john lewis but wasnt happy with the picture quality. I think you have to try it yourself and see how it looks. I dont believe in brand names anyway as does anyone know where they come from. I dont have an iphone, I have android , blaupunkt tv and drive a skoda so that backs my views up lol.



Can someone tell me if there was some kind of printing error in English textbooks? I can't think of any other reason why so many people make that mistake.

Adam1990

Energy efficiency DPower consumption (use) 135 WAnnual energy consumption … Energy efficiency DPower consumption (use) 135 WAnnual energy consumption 197 kWh.. thats shocking, ive been looking at alot of tvs reciently and thats by far the worst power consumption ive seen. cost you £60 a year to run



How did you work that out?
I worked out more like approx £30 to run (15p per unit)

Edited by: "stamfordblue" 30th Jun 2013

copperspock

Can someone tell me if there was some kind of printing error in English … Can someone tell me if there was some kind of printing error in English textbooks? I can't think of any other reason why so many people make that mistake.


Maybe it was my cheap phones fault, should have bought an iphone.
Edited by: "lugsy3" 30th Jun 2013

Zedmeister

Don't think Blaupunkt would put their name to something low end


clearly Blaupunkt would put their name to some low end equipment, it's there on UMC's website.

Made by budget manufacturer UMC by the way
umc-slovakia.sk/de/…kt/


Edited by: "spannerzone" 30th Jun 2013

Zedmeister

Maybe in the steam age but Blaupunkt was premium recently or still is



Goodmans was indeed a qualify manufacturer of hifi and loudspeakers till the early 80s. Bush used to make some of the best British radios. Pity that by buying their badges, current cheapo importers think they can easily mislead the consumer.

Just noticed on the spec page it says DVB-T for digital tuner not DVB-T2 so looks like it only has standard definition freeview. Not such a great deal after all as some similar 40" models have gone sub £200.

Don't you remember that line from Robocop.

"What about cruise control? Does it come with cruise control?"

"Hey no problem Miller, let the mayor go; we'll even throw in a Blaupunkt"

Classic film, but my point is: even dating back to the 80's, Blaupunkt was seen as a quality brand like B&O or Bose.
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