Digihome 50 Inch Smart WiFi Built In Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD £299.99 @ Tesco Direct
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Digihome 50 Inch Smart WiFi Built In Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD £299.99 @ Tesco Direct

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Found 1st Aug 2015
Not sure what to say besides its a 50 inch tv for £300 and its smart with 1080p, I think its pretty cheap but I'm not an expert on prices with tv's..? Anyways.... With the Digihome 50278FHDLEDCNTD Smart TV you can experience a world of entertainment from the comfort of your own living room. Freeview HD is built-in meaning you get up to 12 high definition channels and up to 50 Freeview channels in standard definition. Download the Digihome Smart Centre app from your app store (Android & iOS) on either a smartphone or tablet and you can control the TV from that device. Smart Centre application is dedicated to Smart TVs to increase your TV viewing experience. 2 HDMI 1 SCART 2 USB PORTS

Like I said I'm not an expert so I don't really know if these specs are any good but, yeah, enjoy I guess.
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Picture Frequency (Hz) 50
Contrast Ratio 1200:1
Type LED TV
Screen Type Flat
HD Ready / Full HD / Ultra HD Full HD 1080p
Brightness (cd/m²) 300

Also on one of those little 'offers' thing that comes up there's free delivery

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seems a good price.heat. amazes me how cheap tv's have become

hotttty

Looks great for the money.

Does anyone know if this has an optical output port?

sent mine back - the smart side would not work

Heat

beefa91

Does anyone know if this has an optical output port?


"Digital Audio Output = N"
This TV is a Vestel, with similar clone being the Hitachi-branded Argos 50 Inch Full HD Freeview HD Smart TV which also does not have optical out argos.co.uk/sta…htm
Edit: see post 10 for alternative viewpoint on digital audio out.
Edited by: "AndyRoyd" 2nd Aug 2015

And £80 dearer. £299 for 50" TV Bargain.

Bought this TV from Tesco last Christmas. After a few days components inside exploded and it had smoke coming out of the top of it. Wouldn't touch this with a barge pole. Not voted hot or cold as price is good though.

My father-in-law picked one of these up a couple of weeks ago. It's a lot of TV for the money. Picture is great through Virgin Tivo box, even from a couple of feet away.

Netflix and Youtube work well and it's nice that there are dedicated buttons for these on the remote.

Seems to play most files from a USB drive. 1080p MKVs look really good but it failed to play sound on some of the HD films. I need to investigate which codec is struggling with, the manual says it supports ac3 and aac so should be OK.

The only major downside, not suprisingly, is that the sound is rubbish. Really rubbish. But that's easily fixed with a soundbar or a couple of speakers.

I was under the impression that it did have digital out. There's an SPDIF connection on the back that the manual seems to show connected to an amp and an option in the menu to set digital audio out type.

In my opinion it's well worth the money.

Manual is here ttselectrical.custhelp.com/ci/…pdf
Edited by: "dazednconfewsed" 2nd Aug 2015

sent back sound was awful

All modern tvs now have awful sound near enough why didn't you just get a sound bar or use a home theater system. Seriously who listens to the sound direct from a tv nowadays.

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neilmonaghan56

All modern tvs now have awful sound near enough why didn't you just get a … All modern tvs now have awful sound near enough why didn't you just get a sound bar or use a home theater system. Seriously who listens to the sound direct from a tv nowadays.



me

davidmcclements1

me


Me too ! X)

neilmonaghan56

All modern tvs now have awful sound near enough why didn't you just get a … All modern tvs now have awful sound near enough why didn't you just get a sound bar or use a home theater system. Seriously who listens to the sound direct from a tv nowadays.



​I do.

I've currently got a 42" Digihome TV sitting in the garden waiting to go to the tip. It's only two years old and the sound just went.

neilmonaghan56

All modern tvs now have awful sound near enough why didn't you just get a … All modern tvs now have awful sound near enough why didn't you just get a sound bar or use a home theater system. Seriously who listens to the sound direct from a tv nowadays.


Not all TVs at all.
But most, yes. A good indication is to look at the specs, if it shows 2x8W (or 16W) that means sound is rubbish.

For decent sound you will see 2x10w (or 20w). Small detail that makes a difference.

Tha same applies for the screen (panel), if it says viewing angle 178 degrees, great, IPS screen or VA.

If it says 176 degrees viewing angle, stay clear. It might seem like 2 degrees should make no difference, but it is an indication of a poorer tech that makes all the difference.

MaximusRo

Not all TVs at all.But most, yes. A good indication is to look at the … Not all TVs at all.But most, yes. A good indication is to look at the specs, if it shows 2x8W (or 16W) that means sound is rubbish.For decent sound you will see 2x10w (or 20w). Small detail that makes a difference.Tha same applies for the screen (panel), if it says viewing angle 178 degrees, great, IPS screen or VA.If it says 176 degrees viewing angle, stay clear. It might seem like 2 degrees should make no difference, but it is an indication of a poorer tech that makes all the difference.



A load of nonsense as both figures are open to different interpretations from different manufacturers. On top of that some TV's have crap viewing angles but when viewed head on have image quality that will blow away sets with better viewing angles but lower overall image quality.

FrillyFrog

I've currently got a 42" Digihome TV sitting in the garden waiting to go … I've currently got a 42" Digihome TV sitting in the garden waiting to go to the tip. It's only two years old and the sound just went.



Could have probably plugged in a cheap or even secondhand soundbar for next to nothing and revived it.

fatdeeman

A load of nonsense as both figures are open to different interpretations … A load of nonsense as both figures are open to different interpretations from different manufacturers. On top of that some TV's have crap viewing angles but when viewed head on have image quality that will blow away sets with better viewing angles but lower overall image quality.


No mate, it is not a lot of nonsense, there is no interpretation when it comes to sound wattage on TV's, and that is easy to see even for you if you stop to think for a while, most > 32 inch TVs have either 2x8W speakers or 2x10w.
If there where "lots of interpretations" you would see all kind of numbers.
Now if you look at the 2x8w reviews, they will be full of "sound is rubbish" compared to the 2x10w ones.

As for the angles, again, look closely at monitors and TVs, 178 degrees viewing angle will only come with IPS panels.

As for the last part of your post, now that is a lot of nonsense indeed... a TV where angles do not matter? That's a first... A monitor maybe, but you cannot be "head on" in front of a TV with your wife and kids and friends... lol... hope you see how incredibly silly that is.

Also could you please post a reference to a TV set that has a head on image quality that "blows away" sets with better viewing angles ? There is no such thing... image quality goes hand in hand with viewing angles... we all know here on HUKD how well regarded are IPS and VA monitors in terms of image quality compared to TN, and angles on TN are worse than IPS and VA. The same applies to all other devices, be they laptops, phone screens, tablet screens... When viewing angles are good, image quality is good, when they are poor, over image quality is poor. It's a tech limitation. Plasmas have the best viewing angles...

MaximusRo

When viewing angles are good, image quality is good, when they are poor, … When viewing angles are good, image quality is good, when they are poor, over image quality is poor. It's a tech limitation.



That's completely and utterly incorrect, I'm sorry that you're stuck in your little black and white world of absolutes but here in the real world sweeping statements like that don't work. There are plenty of plasma sets out there that have bad image quality, some companies have even managed to make plasma panels with terrible black levels.

My 6 year old LG 32ld450 has better viewing angles than my new Sony KDL55W829, with that in mind are you seriously going to tell me that my LG has better image quality?

whats the guarantee on this?

dazednconfewsed

My father-in-law picked one of these up a couple of weeks ago. It's a lot … My father-in-law picked one of these up a couple of weeks ago. It's a lot of TV for the money. Picture is great through Virgin Tivo box, even from a couple of feet away.Netflix and Youtube work well and it's nice that there are dedicated buttons for these on the remote. Seems to play most files from a USB drive. 1080p MKVs look really good but it failed to play sound on some of the HD films. I need to investigate which codec is struggling with, the manual says it supports ac3 and aac so should be OK.The only major downside, not suprisingly, is that the sound is rubbish. Really rubbish. But that's easily fixed with a soundbar or a couple of speakers.I was under the impression that it did have digital out. There's an SPDIF connection on the back that the manual seems to show connected to an amp and an option in the menu to set digital audio out type.In my opinion it's well worth the money.Manual is here https://ttselectrical.custhelp.com/ci/fattach/get/410669/1434033682/redirect/1/filename/50%20Smart%20IB.pdf




It will be DTS codec. It's not licensed if i recall correctly as my 5 yr old Samsung has always struggled with DTS audio.

oos

put it in basket, messed around sorting clubcard account, tried to pay and it said sold out, well rubbish!

its back online

too late now, ordered the 49" from coop electrical on ebay for £285 delivered

back online again

Bought one, thanks OP.

sold out again now

price dropped to 279, those who bought get 20 refund from tesco

Got the refund of £20 now, however having issues connecting to Wifi-connected first time after providing password but now keeps trying to connect but fails.

I've just bought one of these tvs after reading a lot of promising reviews. I can't though get it to find the channels via my Tivo box. Never had a problem other tvs. Any suggestions please.
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