Polaroid 50" HD smart tv £284.00 @ Asda instore
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Polaroid 50" HD smart tv £284.00 @ Asda instore

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Found 13th Sep 2015
Polaroid HD LED 50 inch smart tv with freeview HD. Just picked one up locally seems like a really good deal. It has good picture quality and for gaming works well enough for me.

1080p full HD
HD freeview
USB ports for movies, music etc from a USB or external drive
2 HDMI ports
60Hz motion rate

Bought in Bolton Asda and there was a few left.
Full smart, its actually a really good system and feels more expensive than it is. Can be wall mounted and comes with the standard 2 year warrantee. Can't really argue for that price.
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Does it have bbc, itv, ch4 and ch5 catchup within its SMART capability?
burgyuk

Does it have bbc, itv, ch4 and ch5 catchup within its SMART capability?



There's bbc iplayer and itv player, not sure about channel 4 and 5
Why is this cold for this price can I buy better with the same size screen?
Only ever bought something once of Polaroid and it broke within 2 weeks
Don't understand the cold vote. Looks like a great deal!
watch out for the TV Butthurt brigade on this one
burgyuk

Does it have bbc, itv, ch4 and ch5 catchup within its SMART capability?



Demand 5 is crap anyway. Really bad lag, CH4 used to be the same until it changed to All 4 but that is now good. Demand 5 needs an update.

GwynethJ55

Don't understand the cold vote. Looks like a great deal!



You may find its to do with cheap tack. Sound quality on these are atrocious unless you buy a set of external speakers as the internal die eventually. I would never buy Polaroid again, took a few things back to ASDA. They should never have got rid of Durabrand, another dodgy make yes but they seemed to last a lot longer than Polaroid.

Edited by: "clnsndrs" 14th Sep 2015
I've got the non-smart version and the picture it's great. Ok the sound is a bit thin bit so are most LED tvs! It's made buy the same company who manufacture Sharp, JVC and Hitachi cheaper end tvs (among others) called Vestel. To all the brand haters out there... before you **** something off i suggest you actually try it....
have some heat. too many picky people on here lately. for the price and what ya get it's good!
I purchased two polaroid phone usb car chargers from Asda, both faulty and returned. So I wouldn't trust buying a high value same brand product.
burgyuk

Does it have bbc, itv, ch4 and ch5 catchup within its SMART capability?



I think you were teasing a little with this question as quote me if I'm wrong but isn't it only Samsung who have all of the players on their tv's with everyone else lagging behind. I am surprised that the other manufacturers haven't taken this up with the monopolies commission because these services should be open to all and not just Samsung.
It's a poloroid. Press the button and thirty seconds later it produces a picture......you have to be older to remember but just remember that a company that at one time was up there with it's small compact cameras has televisions now that are made someone else. It doesn't appear to be Vestel though.
Smartguy1

I think you were teasing a little with this question as quote me if I'm … I think you were teasing a little with this question as quote me if I'm wrong but isn't it only Samsung who have all of the players on their tv's with everyone else lagging behind. I am surprised that the other manufacturers haven't taken this up with the monopolies commission because these services should be open to all and not just Samsung.



​Maybe just a little
I have the 42inch Polaroid and had it well over a year and it's been great it's on nearly 20hrs a day so HOT from me OP.
burgyuk

​Maybe just a little



Haha, I thought so. I bought an LG in January and was a little disappointed as it only has bbc iplayer and demand 5. Good job I got the others on my youview box
sdduk2

I have the 42inch Polaroid and had it well over a year and it's been … I have the 42inch Polaroid and had it well over a year and it's been great it's on nearly 20hrs a day so HOT from me OP.



Rumour has it they are made by some chinese electronics giant. Poloroid went bust in 2001. Who knows who makes them, a bit difficult to track but it appears that asda have struck a deal with the brand.
Smartguy1

Haha, I thought so. I bought an LG in January and was a little … Haha, I thought so. I bought an LG in January and was a little disappointed as it only has bbc iplayer and demand 5. Good job I got the others on my youview box



​I bought a large screen Sony, unknowing of samsungs monopoly at the time, frustrated, and not wanting other boxes added to my setup due to my wifes varied catchup requirements, the Sony was returned and replaced with a larger Samsung, (which is to be fair, much better, but much too big).
I did wonder if the cheaper end of the market had companies who had managed to bypass Samsungs holdings, hence the original question.
No Samsung still has the monopoly but I see similar questions to yours posted all the time from people who post these none branded tv's. They are probably ok but for my main tv I like to have a top brand. Personally I would stick my £284 against something else but Asda are excellent at returns, the tv does not have too bad a spec, 2 year warranty and it maybe be as good as some lower price branded tv's. However time will tell on reliability. I bought a none branded tv once and it lasted about 2 years before it failed and had to replace it. A few years ago now but it was £450 for a 32". I was not happy. My last LG's lasted 8 years and 5 years and still have the on that is 5 years old. The Polaroid is a 1080p tv with freeview HD. The pictures look ok in asda but then don't they all when they are set up in store mode on demo in HD. It's hardly most people's viewing is it with perhaps only 8 or so HD channels on terrestrial tv with a few more on sky depending on which package you have.
absolute bloody fantastic deal ! great work geej
i bought the same tv. measure it. i measured mine only because of new tv stand and it only measures 44 and half inch! im not sure what to do about it x
donellie

i bought the same tv. measure it. i measured mine only because of new tv … i bought the same tv. measure it. i measured mine only because of new tv stand and it only measures 44 and half inch! im not sure what to do about it x



That's weird lol I'm sure mines a proper 50 inch I'm hoping! I have it wall mounted so I've not worried too much about measuring it.
Smartguy1

No Samsung still has the monopoly but I see similar questions to yours … No Samsung still has the monopoly but I see similar questions to yours posted all the time from people who post these none branded tv's. They are probably ok but for my main tv I like to have a top brand. Personally I would stick my £284 against something else but Asda are excellent at returns, the tv does not have too bad a spec, 2 year warranty and it maybe be as good as some lower price branded tv's. However time will tell on reliability. I bought a none branded tv once and it lasted about 2 years before it failed and had to replace it. A few years ago now but it was £450 for a 32". I was not happy. My last LG's lasted 8 years and 5 years and still have the on that is 5 years old. The Polaroid is a 1080p tv with freeview HD. The pictures look ok in asda but then don't they all when they are set up in store mode on demo in HD. It's hardly most people's viewing is it with perhaps only 8 or so HD channels on terrestrial tv with a few more on sky depending on which package you have.



​samsung have a nasty policy of removing features one by one every month from their smart tvs. I'm not saying they're different from any other manufacturer - but every time I turn my 2013 55" tv on, there is a banner stating "the XYZ" service will be removed after 1st March. They did the same with my 2010 40" le40c750 smart tv - to the point where it barely has any smart features at all left. It's put me off buying another smart tv - in future ill just buy a roku box or similar!
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