Digihome 65 Inch Smart Wi-Fi Built In Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD - £529.00 - Tesco Direct
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Digihome 65 Inch Smart Wi-Fi Built In Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD - £529.00 - Tesco Direct

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Found 27th Aug 2015
Back down to £549.00. Seems to have great reviews with issues only surrounding the sound (well done, early morning pun).

Enhance your home entertainment experience with the Digihome 65/240 65" Smart TV. The LED backlighting on the Digihome Full HD TV produces sharper images, fantastic colour and clarity, bringing all the magic of the cinema into your living room.

Enjoy access to a wide range of content with Smart technology that uses Wi-Fi connectivity to bring you on-demand movies, TV and videos courtesy of BBC iPlayer, Netflix, YouTube and more. There is even a built-in Freeview HD tuner that gives you access to a wide range of TV channels with the addition of an electronic programme guide so you can keep on top of your week's viewing schedule.

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. The application allows you to easily share the media content on your mobile device to your Digihome Smart TV.With a full EPG and the ability to launch smart apps on the TV direct from your device you will never need to worry about losing the remote control again. You can also watch any videos or view photos from you device on the big screen.

The Digihome Smart Centre includes favourite apps such as BBC News, BBC iPlayer, Drivecast, eBay. Muzu, ITN and many more to enjoy.

Take advantage of HDMI connectivity with multiple sockets integrated into the 65" TV for connecting devices like a gaming console or DVD player. The TV also supports USB connectivity that enables you to view and enjoy movies, pictures and music stored on a hard disk or flash drive.

Thanks to Chanchi32 for the heads up.

Use code : TDX-LKJ3

396 Comments

Original Poster Editor

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MY brother has this set, I was blown away by how good it looks. Don't be put off by the name etc, it is a really good set. Played my xbox one/360 on it and no lag input what so ever, great picture.

I would recommend picking up a soundbar however.

Heat added! I'd buy one if I didn't have a fairly big tv already
Edited by: "benjammin316" 27th Aug 2015

Crap picture and sound but I'm surr plenty on here will just see the size and price. Makes me wonder what the hell the are using it for because its a rubbish tv. Maybe it woukd be more use as a coffee table. Although for £550 i would be wanting at least solid oak for my table.

It seems counter-intuitive that someone would be thrifty enough to visit a site like this, but would decide that a terrible £550 TV is a good deal.

Banned

Why give themselves such a crappy name? Digihome

Are people just assuming this is bad simply because it's cheap or are you all basing your opinions on reviews or proper first hand experience? Or have you just seen one running in a Tesco store? If that's the case then that's not a great way to form a definitive opinion as I doubt it would be set up properly, sure, the same applies to all display TV's but a cheaper set will probably benefit more from tweaking the settings than an expensive one, but if you're going to say it's 'bad' or 'terrible' perhaps you could explain what you're basing your opinion on.
Edited by: "rossington" 27th Aug 2015

unlike some I have this TV and have had it for some time now. I am a tech freak - and it is a superb TV, regardless of price. SD pics are adequate, HD is superb. sound sucks, but get a soundbar. contrasts levels superb, smart features basic but they work - even has screen mirroring. for £550 it is a a superb buy imo

I had a digihome pvr lasted 13 months so I will not be buying this

copthis1

Why give themselves such a crappy name? Digihome



​So that people know they make crappy products. A firm like this just takes cheap generic parts and sells them cheaply. They don't care about branding, they just need a name that no one else has.

this is a vestel tv which is pretty popular in europe. Tesco have just rebranded the same tv. I believe panasonic did the same.

Awesome tv for the price.

krishna18388

this is a vestel tv which is pretty popular in europe. Tesco have just … this is a vestel tv which is pretty popular in europe. Tesco have just rebranded the same tv. I believe panasonic did the same.Awesome tv for the price.


Yes - unfortunately vestel are also known for dubious quality and reliability.

And how smart is it really? Even at launch it lacks catch up for ITV, C4 and 5. I guess in a year other features will stop working because of lack of updates. Then you are left with a large dumb TV with mediocre quality.

commenter14

It seems counter-intuitive that someone would be thrifty enough to visit … It seems counter-intuitive that someone would be thrifty enough to visit a site like this, but would decide that a terrible £550 TV is a good deal.



Not everyone comes on here to save 3p on a tin of beans. I usually look for stuff I'm currently wanting. This TV has generally good reviews. Lets not forget the Golden rule that reviews are generally the vocal Minority that have picky grievances

kristianity77

To be fair, he didn't say he had one did he, he advised to get one. The … To be fair, he didn't say he had one did he, he advised to get one. The reason being is that a soundbar is probably the cheapest way to get half decent sound out of a TV with poor speakers. No need to be offensive now is there?



I do agree there is no need for anyone to be offensive.

This TV almost certainly is manufactured by Vestel as they are listed as one of Vestel's subsidery brands.

Most peoples defence of budget TVs are that they feature the same panels as in the major brands TVs, this is often the case, and in fact has been used as a marketing tactic before now. The likes of Aldi selling Tevion TVs by stating they have 'LG' or 'Samsung' panels.

Truth of the matter is there are very few panel manufacturers, and whilst panel quality can vary along with viewing angles the panel is only half the story to a great picture. The video processing board is equally as important. Just like any camera can have a great quality or poor quality lens, even if a great quality lens matched with a crap sensor you never are going to get great pictures.

Generic video processing boards do not have the licensed picture enhancement 'engines' that the major brands have, or for that matter the same level of picture enhancement options to fine tune.

Top this off with cheaper manufacturers power supply boards and fascias to keep down production costs.

Not saying for a minute that cheap TVs are bad buys, especially for second rooms as well as utilising HDMI connections leaving any picture processing to the input source, but no one should ever expect a Vestel TV to rival any major brand TV (and for the pedantics, I am not talking about major brands that license out their budget TVs to Vestel and UMC...namely Panasonic and Toshiba).

And that is what I hear most from persons defence of budget TVS...erroneousy stating that they are rebadged major brands...nope they are not especially considering that the major brands actually trademark licence their picture engines.



Edited by: "cicobuff" 27th Aug 2015

kristianity77

To be fair, he didn't say he had one did he, he advised to get one. The … To be fair, he didn't say he had one did he, he advised to get one. The reason being is that a soundbar is probably the cheapest way to get half decent sound out of a TV with poor speakers. No need to be offensive now is there?



Lol thank you, some people enjoy being offensive it seems!

commenter14

A ​"tech freak" with a soundbar. Yeah you sound like a real expert...



Don't get it... Oh you mean you can only be a tech freak with a £12000 9.1 surround sound system?

I have one of these from when it was last down to £550 and i got an extra %10 off bringing it down to under £500 and it's excellent.

I got this when it was this price a few months ago. I am no tech genius but, as far as I can tell the specs are extremely good for a set this size at this price. Not all the parts are "cheap"; the screen is LG. Good enough for me. I would definitely recommend this to any and all of my friends. You simply can"t go wrong at this price.

if you've got viewing distance for a 65" TV... you can probably afford a decent one

Yes wife says it's too big

Same here. Wife would kill me if I bought something like that and replace our 50-inch one. So tempted.

Unfortunately in this country the majority of people are stereotypical of everything. Very little have there own opinion, most will not try something new because Joe said it was rubbish. Brainwashed by everything around them. It amazes me how people feel the need to come on a specific deal who have never owned this particular TV or have any interest in buying it, to make comments on how bad it is. I think I would prefer to listen to the reviews of people who actually own it.

I'd have one, if I had the room.

If 60+ are this price now, in a year I'd be willing to buy one and redecorate the lounge to fit it in!

Looking forward to using this with my media center PC - should make it a bit easier to read things from afar!

rossington

Are people just assuming this is bad simply because it's cheap or are you … Are people just assuming this is bad simply because it's cheap or are you all basing your opinions on reviews or proper first hand experience? Or have you just seen one running in a Tesco store? If that's the case then that's not a great way to form a definitive opinion as I doubt it would be set up properly, sure, the same applies to all display TV's but a cheaper set will probably benefit more from tweaking the settings than an expensive one, but if you're going to say it's 'bad' or 'terrible' perhaps you could explain what you're basing your opinion on.



There are a few strange snobs on here who for some reason feel offended that people are getting a great TV for a low price without one of their favourite names stuck on the bottom. None of them have ever even seen the TV let alone own one but they're sure its crap and everyone who buys one is stupid. Its just one of those things, very strange indeed. But don't let it effect your decision. Check out previous threads here when this TV was on offer before from people who bought it, everyone who did loves it. Very good picture, good sound as well (best I've heard from a TV), excellent features and very slim and nice looking. I was blown away by the TV when it arrived and still am today, and its not like I haven't owned plenty of branded TV's in the past (still have some of them), this one is as good or better than any of them. Also because you're dealing with Tesco the return/replacement/refund policy is excellent if you do have any issues.

If you are bothered about any of the brand wierdo's get yourself a brand sticker off ebay and stick it on this TV, problem solved, its now cool and worth £1500..

Edited by: "Teasy" 27th Aug 2015

Original Poster Editor

Price dropped to £529 using code : TDX-LKJ3

Power consumption 254Watts is this right?

n0chex

Power consumption 254Watts is this right?



Where are you seeing that? Tesco site says 177 and 0.30 in standby. Haven't tested mine but I will be putting a power metter thing up in my house soon so I'll do a real test then.

Looks like it is indeed 177 Watts the site I was looking on was foreign so might have different specs.

rossington

Are people just assuming this is bad simply because it's cheap or are you … Are people just assuming this is bad simply because it's cheap or are you all basing your opinions on reviews or proper first hand experience? Or have you just seen one running in a Tesco store? If that's the case then that's not a great way to form a definitive opinion as I doubt it would be set up properly, sure, the same applies to all display TV's but a cheaper set will probably benefit more from tweaking the settings than an expensive one, but if you're going to say it's 'bad' or 'terrible' perhaps you could explain what you're basing your opinion on.



​LED TV's suffer from clouding (uneven light distribution across the panel) and torching (light shining from the corners). Even top end TV's like last years Sony x9 (which I own) and Samsung top models suffer. It gets worse the bigger the TV display. If this occurs on a top end panel costing 5-£6000 then you can guarantee it will happen on a cheap model. Not to mention potential washed out off angle viewing issues. So yes I can guarantee this is crap.
I would recommend going no larger than 55" on LED TV and choosing a top brand. If you are going budget LED TV then I recommend no bigger than about 45". I am a regular on AV forums and have had numerous top end sets.
Basically if you want 65" you want OLED end of story.

I don't think it is fair to say " It's a Crap TV " and some people can not afford 3k plus on a 65" OLED
For the money this is a cracking TV and I wouldn't think twice about buying it.

BuzzDuraband

Price dropped to £529 using code : TDX-LKJ3


Nice - where did you find this code?

r4963

So yes I can guarantee this is crap.



Another detractor with a theory who has never even seen this set?

r4963

​LED TV's suffer from clouding (uneven light distribution across the p … ​LED TV's suffer from clouding (uneven light distribution across the panel) and torching (light shining from the corners). Even top end TV's like last years Sony x9 (which I own) and Samsung top models suffer. It gets worse the bigger the TV display. If this occurs on a top end panel costing 5-£6000 then you can guarantee it will happen on a cheap model. Not to mention potential washed out off angle viewing issues. So yes I can guarantee this is crap.I would recommend going no larger than 55" on LED TV and choosing a top brand. If you are going budget LED TV then I recommend no bigger than about 45". I am a regular on AV forums and have had numerous top end sets.Basically if you want 65" you want OLED end of story.



​gtfoh. I used to own a 40" Sony it had awful clouding issues all over the screen. I replaced it with a 50" digihome last year..cheap and about all I could afford at the time but that cheap TV has far less clouding than my old Sony had. in fact I haven't noticed any clouding at all. yes, some light bleeding from the frame edge but no worse than I used to have and no worse than I've seen on much more expensive sets from Sony or Panasonic.

Bought this last time it was reduced . Awesome picture and inputs etc ...just added a soundbar and very very happy indeed . If you are on the fence , take a risk . I did and it has been fab ...

r4963

​LED TV's suffer from clouding (uneven light distribution across the p … ​LED TV's suffer from clouding (uneven light distribution across the panel) and torching (light shining from the corners). Even top end TV's like last years Sony x9 (which I own) and Samsung top models suffer. It gets worse the bigger the TV display. If this occurs on a top end panel costing 5-£6000 then you can guarantee it will happen on a cheap model. Not to mention potential washed out off angle viewing issues. So yes I can guarantee this is crap.I would recommend going no larger than 55" on LED TV and choosing a top brand. If you are going budget LED TV then I recommend no bigger than about 45". I am a regular on AV forums and have had numerous top end sets.Basically if you want 65" you want OLED end of story.


Not being funny, but no matter how many other TVs you've seen, I'd rather trust the comments and opinions from people who actually have *this* particular TV!

jaydeeuk1

Don't get it... Oh you mean you can only be a tech freak with a £12000 … Don't get it... Oh you mean you can only be a tech freak with a £12000 9.1 surround sound system?



I think you have to have Dolby Atmos to qualify for the 'tech freak' title :-)

Cold.

Not a Sony, Onkyo, Apple or indeed a couch...


(Just kidding, hot).

As I have said, I really like this TV and am really pleased we bought it. Tesco's are great as well with refunds etc, so if you are in two minds that's good to know. I am sure it isn't as good as many far higher priced sets etc and I am not disputing that, but for us its worth it. We will use it for a couple of years and then look into a 4K set when more content is about.

Anyone used a colorimeter to try and calibrate one of these? Also got a measured black level?

I've got the last Gen Pioneer Kuro plasma 60" with Pioneer/Arcam amps driving a 7.2 Bowers Wilkins speaker setup with Monitor Audio/MJ Acoustics subs (and a Panasonic plasma 65") so I hope that satisfies some of the "tech snobs" that I might have half a clue what I'm talking about (_;):p

I bought this TV last time it was this price for a 3rd room. To keep this post to the point:

Is it comparable with the high end plasmas? - No, but I didn't expect it to be
Is it a cracking TV for the money - Absolutely.



Edited by: "BritishDragon" 27th Aug 2015
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