Murphy 32in HD ready LCD/DVD/PVR combi C3298FR £224 @ Additions Direct
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Murphy 32in HD ready LCD/DVD/PVR combi C3298FR £224 @ Additions Direct

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Found 16th Dec 2009
First listing, be nice!

unsure how to add picture, sorry

Fab price for ok TV/DVD combo

Price of TV £249 reduced from £499

use discount codes
XX583 - 10% DISCOUNT
XX586 - 15% DISCOUNT
XX589 - 5% DISCOUNT
XX607 - FREE DELIVERY
XX632 - 10% DISCOUNT
XX664 - PRIZE+DRAW
XX769 - 10% DISCOUNT
XX922 - 15% DISCOUNT
this reduces it to £224.10 (with 10% and free delivery)

Also quidco tracking at £17


Resolution 1366 x 768. Contrast ratio 500:1. Brightness 500cd/m2. Built-in DVD player. Built-in PVR (Personal Video Recorder). Record and save programmes to SD card. 2 tuners allow for recording of two channels at once. Pause and rewind live TV. 2x HDMI sockets. 2x Scart sockets. CI slot. Wall mountable (bracket not supplied). H 22.8, w 31.5, d 9.4in.

Resolution 1366 x 768.
- rasanh

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unsure how to add picture, sorry




Added a pic to OP

Original Poster

Many Thanks :thumbsup:

not 1080p but for that price is cheap

review on website

[14 of 15 customers found this review helpful]
not the best but it works well
By TECHNO MIKE from BIRMINGHAM on 24/10/2009
Pros:Attractive Design, Remote to long winded
Cons:Main power switch clumsey, Poor Picture Quality, Scart conections flimsey
Best Uses:Home, Ok for kitchenbedroom
Describe Yourself:Enthusiast
Bottom Line:No, I would not recommend this to a friend
PVR IS GOOD FOR SHORT RECORDINGS
Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No

give it a miss due to brand but thanks

Murphy! wow that's a blast from the past, didn't know anyone was still using that name, is Waltham still used?

Added heat, as it's a fantastic price for the screen size and features, but...
I'd be a bit worried about watching any SciFi films or 'dark' thrillers on it if that 500:1 contrast ratio is right, as any dark/black scenes, would be grey probably! 500:1 is OK on a portable, but not for a screen this size.

Thanks for posting,Ordered one for kids xmas at £211.65 using 15% and free delivery codes.

Regards

Budweiser.

contrast ratio of 500:1
hahahaaaa

Thanks for this, will earn me some brownie points in the favourite daughter points now with the folks when they get this for their wedding anniversary.

Looks ok for the money but how many minutes per gb would you get on a memory card?

baldude;7248462

contrast ratio of 500:1 hahahaaaa


its either night or day...lol

Great paid £211.65 went through cashback kings and cashback has tracked at £16.93. making total price £194.72 Thanks sarahsarah1974

thanks op - will take a look!

here's a review of the same tv (i think) altho it's branded cello rather than murphy

cheers

pocket-lint.com/rev…ion

XX728 - FREE DELIVERY and XX586 - 15% DISCOUNT work together the FREE DELIVERY code XX607 would not work for me, great deal for a tv for the bed room thanks op,its also on very and littlewoods

So, this doesnt have Freeview? Doesnt sound like you get a Planner of any kind, so maybe you can only record stuff "live"?? Can anyone confirm?

Good deal though

Has two freeview tuners from what I read - "This 32-incher takes things much further by offering not only two SD card slots, but also two tuners, making it possible to record one channel while watching - and even recording - a second channel." :thumbsup: Seems like a cracking deal for the money!!!

Anyone now if this is wall mountable?

Probably, seeing as it says it is.

Ordered mine, just for bedroom. Was gonna get a 22" for £189.

Where else can you get 10" for a few extra quid.:? :oops:

celloelectronics.com/new…625

Cello - available from Studio and Ace catalogues
• Soundwave – available from Freemans and Grattan catalogues
Later in the year this PVR technology will also be available from major retailers, including Littlewoods Direct under the Murphy brand and Marks & Spencer under its own brand.


As well as selling its own brand products via retailers including Comet, Netto and J D Williams, Cello (Murpy) also owns an additional brand, Neon, which is sold exclusively through Morrisons. In addition, the company also manufactures own brand products for the likes of Marks & Spencer, Littlewoods, Grattan and Next


scooter

After Sales Service
Cello prides itself on its premium LCD TV range. However, as well as producing high quality LCD TVs, it is also extremely important that its customers remain happy and satisfied after their purchase. This is why Cello Electronics has worked with its associate company Contrast Technology Ltd in order to offer a superior after-sales service, which ensures that its customers receive the best customer service in the industry.
As well as an advanced after-sales service, Cello Electronics and Contrast Technology Ltd also provide a technical support facility. This ensures that, in the unlikely event that a customer should encounter a technical problem with their LCD TV, expert help is at hand that can provide a quick and professional solution. 90% of consumer issues relating to a new LCD television can be simply resolved over the phone; however, if the problem cannot be fixed over the phone the high speed swap facility will ensure the faulty product is replaced with a brand new one, which is then delivered directly to their door usually within the next working day.
To learn more about Contrast Technology Ltd, please feel free to visit their website - ]contrast-uk.net or call 0845 519 2367

magicmat;7249959

So, this doesnt have Freeview? Doesnt sound like you get a Planner of any … So, this doesnt have Freeview? Doesnt sound like you get a Planner of any kind, so maybe you can only record stuff "live"?? Can anyone confirm? Good deal though


In terms of recording functionality, the C3298FR lets you record what you're watching, pause live TV, or set timer events via the TV's slightly ugly Freeview electronic programme guide. The TV will also tell you if there are any SD-card memory-space issues, or recording clashes. But the recording engine isn't sophisticated enough to earn the official Freeview+ badge, with its most striking omission being series-link support.
The TV also has a HD Ready screen with a 1,366x768-pixel native resolution, a rather disappointing 2,500:1 claimed contrast ratio, and the ability to play back CDs, picture CDs, and MP3 and WMA files stored to CD-R/RW discs via the DVD player.
Average pictures
The C3298FR's recordings are unexpectedly good. In fact, they're identical to the original broadcasts. Unfortunately, though, the quality of the recordings is undermined by the screen's rather average picture quality.
Particularly noticeable is the way moving objects blur as they cross the screen, especially with standard-definition material. High-definition pictures tend not to look as crisp as we know they can -- they scarcely look any sharper than standard-definition material as delivered by the merely adequate built-in DVD drive.
Colour tones often look over-saturated too, especially where human skin is concerned, and colours don't tend to look finely blended. Disappointingly, the C3298FR is also unable to play 1080p/24p feeds from Blu-rays, requiring you to switch your ]Blu-ray deck's output to 1080i/60i before any pictures appear.
The C3298FR's sound quality is the source of more bad news. The promising speaker bar delivers precisely zero more audio power and dynamism than your bog-standard 32-inch LCD TV.
The C3298FR isn't a total AV-performance washout, though. It produces black colours surprisingly well, avoiding the clouding effect over dark scenes that we'd expect to find on such an affordable TV. Making this all the more surprising is the set's striking brightness, which helps it deliver pictures with more than enough punch to be engaging in even a very bright setting, like a conservatory or kitchen. Colours are also likeably vibrant, as if the TV is trying to distract you from the occasional rogue tone and unsubtle blend.
Conclusion
The Cello C3298FR offers surprisingly good SD-card recording capability. It's just a pity that the TV's rather average AV standards effectively render it a niche product for people who are particularly excited by its recording functionality.

Thanks for this, just ordered one to be delivered tomorrow. I realise its not a high enough spec for everyone, but I don't own a blu ray, or even understand all the HD stuff properly so not after an all singing dancing one. It just means I can replace my CRT 28" thing as the screen keeps going green on me! And before Christmas too! :-)

honeyb35;7251970

Thanks for this, just ordered one to be delivered tomorrow. I realise its … Thanks for this, just ordered one to be delivered tomorrow. I realise its not a high enough spec for everyone, but I don't own a blu ray, or even understand all the HD stuff properly so not after an all singing dancing one. It just means I can replace my CRT 28" thing as the screen keeps going green on me! And before Christmas too! :-)


yup it may not be full hd but its a good item for the price and with the pvr bit to me its great for the price

scooter

why expired still in stock

yup still in stock

in stock on item page , but at checkout

"This product is out of stock. Remove it from your basket to continue with your order."

mine due today!!

I ordered mine yesterday and it's gone from saying "awaiting stock" to "order being processed". I'm wondering if it will come earlier than expected delivery day of the 29th, it does say delivery by the 29th so could come before. I really hope it does, DH will be so happy with this for his Christmas, not the best pic quality but it has great features IMO

lalamb;7264862

I ordered mine yesterday and it's gone from saying "awaiting stock" to … I ordered mine yesterday and it's gone from saying "awaiting stock" to "order being processed". I'm wondering if it will come earlier than expected delivery day of the 29th, it does say delivery by the 29th so could come before. I really hope it does, DH will be so happy with this for his Christmas, not the best pic quality but it has great features IMO



Mine arrived today

TECHSPEC;7265953

Mine arrived today



When did you order it, if you don't mind me asking?

Mine arrived today inside the box was the added bonus of 2x kingston 4gd sd cards. Its my first large tv so I am happy with the picture especially @£195.00

Cheap TV but reviewed poor pic quality and specs are offputting

mine can today well happy picture seems fine, set up ps3 on HMDI and looks good, sound is good too

littleimpy;7268646

Mine arrived today inside the box was the added bonus of 2x kingston 4gd … Mine arrived today inside the box was the added bonus of 2x kingston 4gd sd cards. Its my first large tv so I am happy with the picture especially @£195.00



jonnye;7269787

mine can today well happy picture seems fine, set up ps3 on HMDI and … mine can today well happy picture seems fine, set up ps3 on HMDI and looks good, sound is good too



When did you guys order yours?

lalamb;7267330

When did you order it, if you don't mind me asking?



9.50pm on the 16th December.

Thanks Techspec!

I've no doubt I will get the tv it's just when that's worrying me lol

stamfordblue;7268676

Cheap TV but reviewed poor pic quality and specs are offputting



If we wanted a better TV we would be paying more. This is as cheap as a standard 22" cheapo LCD/DVD combo. 10" bigger screen and PVR are a welcome bonus. I also used buy now pay february 2011, so even better. Not bad for a spare room TV.

Ordered this one too, for the other room.

hotukdeals.com/ite…las

TECHSPEC;7271276

If we wanted a better TV we would be paying more. This is as cheap as a … If we wanted a better TV we would be paying more. This is as cheap as a standard 22" cheapo LCD/DVD combo. 10" bigger screen and PVR are a welcome bonus. I also used buy now pay february 2011, so even better. Not bad for a spare room TV.Ordered this one too, for the other room.http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/559547/panasonic-37-hd-ready-freeview-plas



Well it's for DH, I don't care what the quality is like, he has a tv in his "games room" :roll: but could do with an upgraded tv really and this looks perfect for what he uses it for......games! :roll: He thought he could take the one from the living room and we should upgrade that one but he can think again!!! Would be a nice surprise for him to open on Christmas day, so I'm really hoping it comes in time!

@techspec

you do realise that if you buy now pay Feb 2011 you will be hit with hefty interest 27.9% apr.......shocking!

are these region free??

google reports most cello lcd/dvd combos being region free ...
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