Technika 40 Inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview - £254.10 @ Tesco Direct (plus quidco already tracked £244.94)
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Technika 40 Inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview - £254.10 @ Tesco Direct (plus quidco already tracked £244.94)

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Found 1st Oct 2011
Technika 40-270 40 inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview. normal price £399 dont know where they get that from .
use tesco voucher code TDX-NKJH to get £20 off and quidco . delivery is £5. So works out at about £244.94squids. Not bad for a cheap 40".
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Isn't if free delivery to store?
Call to isle 2. Can Mods please restack shelves? AudioVisual.
Does not give you an instore delivery option, but home delivery on a specific day is only £5 and when using the tesco voucher code provided the all in price INCLUDING delivery is £254.10!
Not bad for those on a budget looking for a 40" LCD.
Don't like the brand myself but great price for those on a budget and looking for a 40 inch. x
How did you get 10% quidco......isnt it 4%?
i've had a 37 inch technika for over 3 years and never had a problem,great budget set and excellent price
i read on quidco they have increased it to 10%. will have to recheck it but im sure it was
ok rechecked it .. yes your right and have corrected the price
FLUFFEEMUFFEE

How did you get 10% quidco......isnt it 4%?


yes sorry my mistake ..all corrected now
Click here for review (32" screen). Review should hold true for the 40", provided the same make & type of panel is used

Pros
It's very cheap
Surprising multimedia capabilities
Pictures are surprisingly bright and punchy

Cons
Motion blur
Oversaturated colours
Weak black level

Overall score 6/10. Cheap but mediocre.
abuyusra

yes sorry my mistake ..all corrected now



I wished it was 10%.......neh mind, still a blinding deal. Ordered one, thanks.
according to the tesco repair team, 6 out of 10 technika tvs break within 6 months:(.please buy accordingly.
dooper

Click here for review (32" screen). Review should hold true for the 40", … Click here for review (32" screen). Review should hold true for the 40", provided the same make & type of panel is usedProsIt's very cheapSurprising multimedia capabilitiesPictures are surprisingly bright and punchyConsMotion blurOversaturated coloursWeak black levelOverall score 6/10. Cheap but mediocre.


you can't use a 32" review for this item!!!! the screen could be made by a completely different company in this one. maybe technikas have samsung screen and this one gets 9.2/10 for 50 reviews at reevoo as stated on the tesco page
ivorbiggunn

according to the tesco repair team, 6 out of 10 technika tvs break within … according to the tesco repair team, 6 out of 10 technika tvs break within 6 months:(.please buy accordingly.


According to the tesco internet team, 6 out of 10 forum comments aren't true.
technika any good?
bigmike2028

i've had a 37 inch technika for over 3 years and never had a … i've had a 37 inch technika for over 3 years and never had a problem,great budget set and excellent price



Does it have a game mode?
save your money for a better TV.
I'm torn. Looking for a budget telly and the Technikas come up a lot. They tend to get rubbished on here, however my folks have a 28" Technika and the picture is surprisingly good on it.
If you want a better tv e.g. Sony ,Panasonic etc. pay more.If you want a tv for the kids buy this ....its not a hard decision.
Basically you get what you pay for, dont expect miracles.
surely the reason for this site is for deals and thanks to the op this is a good price for a 40" tv whatever the few comments say about it and down to the individual whether to buy or not voting hot!!!
seanyd

If you want a better tv e.g. Sony ,Panasonic etc. pay more.If you want a … If you want a better tv e.g. Sony ,Panasonic etc. pay more.If you want a tv for the kids buy this ....its not a hard decision.



Whether you pay £200 or £2000 you still want the best one you can get for the money so it's not an easy decision.
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ivorbiggunn

according to the tesco repair team, 6 out of 10 technika tvs break within … according to the tesco repair team, 6 out of 10 technika tvs break within 6 months:(.please buy accordingly.



Can't possibly be true, 60% failure within 6 months... Presumably a lot of the remaining 40% would fail within the 1 year warranty as well. They'd be looking at having to replace or carry out repairs on somewhere in the region of 80% of the thousands of Technika TVs sold each year. If it were true and they knew about it then they'd be breaking the sale of goods act.

Sounds a tad unlikely.
ecosse87

Can't possibly be true, 60% failure within 6 months... Presumably a lot … Can't possibly be true, 60% failure within 6 months... Presumably a lot of the remaining 40% would fail within the 1 year warranty as well. They'd be looking at having to replace or carry out repairs on somewhere in the region of 80% of the thousands of Technika TVs sold each year. If it were true and they knew about it then they'd be breaking the sale of goods act.Sounds a tad unlikely.



this came from the leeds depot of the tesco electrical repair dept.after having 2 tvs go down within 6 months,i decided to fight for my money back.both tvs faulted within a couple of hour on the test bench,but they couldnt source any spare parts to repair so they had no choice but refund.i wasnt trying to be narky,but the engineer who came to diagnose gave me this info.he also told me that Technika tvs are one of the biggest makes that insurance claims are made against for "accidental Damage" if you know what i mean!
as for picture quality ,it was fine for the price,but the overall quality of the set was so-so.you really do get what you pay for.
Mmmmh. Poor quality TVs, poor quality furniture, deals that nobody can possibly get, yet Tesco keeps on expanding and making profits. It seems they're doing something right, but it certainly isn't the quality of the goods.
Had Technika tv for 2 years had no problems picture quality good as well
But as with any shop branded tv technika is only a name on the tv could be made by any one
so there will be good and bad ones depending who manufactures it
I got a 32" 1080p technika a couple of christmas's ago for £199 and it is absolutely fantastic for sky hd and xbox.

Not a bad deal. We have a technika and it's been fine.

MIDURIX

you can't use a 32" review for this item!!!! the screen could be made by … you can't use a 32" review for this item!!!! the screen could be made by a completely different company in this one. maybe technikas have samsung screen and this one gets 9.2/10 for 50 reviews at reevoo as stated on the tesco page



It's likely that the 32" & 40" panels are the same brand & type. Possibly low-grade Samsung S-PVA panels.

IMO, Reevoo is worthless for assessing a TV's performance. I've seen too many "I've got one & it's great" comments on HUKD for TVs with poor reviews at hdtvtest.co.uk or avforums.com/rev…php or which.co.uk., etc, to believe subjective 'customer reviews', except when they relate to suspect product reliability.

Also beware bogus 'customer reviews'... Click here for the facts.

If you want a decent new TV with 12 month guarantee for about £250, then settle for a 32" model. If you want a new 40" TV with 12 month guarantee, expect to pay £300+ for anything worth owning.

Edited by: "dooper" 2nd Oct 2011
Ordered one last night. I got the 22.5 inch Technika when on offer earlier this year and had no issues.

Thanks
dooper

It's likely that the 32" & 40" panels are the same brand & type. Possibly … It's likely that the 32" & 40" panels are the same brand & type. Possibly low-grade Samsung S-PVA panels.IMO, Reevoo is worthless for assessing a TV's performance. I've seen too many "I've got one & it's great" comments on HUKD for TVs with poor reviews at http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk or http://www.avforums.com/reviews/index.php or http://www.which.co.uk., etc, to believe subjective 'customer reviews', except when they relate to suspect product reliability.Also beware bogus 'customer reviews'... Click here for the facts.If you want a decent new TV with 12 month guarantee for about £250, then settle for a 32" model. If you want a new 40" TV with 12 month guarantee, expect to pay £300+ for anything worth owning.


Yeah, you're right about reliability definitely, but if someone says a tv's picture is good you would expect the exact same model to be good when you get it home. Going by forum comments for reliability though is a bad idea, for example someone might have one experience with an item and then say something like " bought 4 sanyo tv's in 5 days and all of them exploded", just because they had one bad experience.
ivorbiggunn

this came from the leeds depot of the tesco electrical repair dept.after … this came from the leeds depot of the tesco electrical repair dept.after having 2 tvs go down within 6 months,i decided to fight for my money back.both tvs faulted within a couple of hour on the test bench,but they couldnt source any spare parts to repair so they had no choice but refund.i wasnt trying to be narky,but the engineer who came to diagnose gave me this info.he also told me that Technika tvs are one of the biggest makes that insurance claims are made against for "accidental Damage" if you know what i mean!as for picture quality ,it was fine for the price,but the overall quality of the set was so-so.you really do get what you pay for.



have to agree that the likely hood of that many being faulty unlikely but appreciate your experience.

Maybe the repair guy in Leeds just seen a few and not aware of the volumes are sold.
ivorbiggunn

according to the tesco repair team, 6 out of 10 technika tvs break within … according to the tesco repair team, 6 out of 10 technika tvs break within 6 months:(.please buy accordingly.


If that was true, Tesco would be losing money on these televisions and would stop selling them. No company would continue to sell products at a considerable loss.
dooper

If you want a decent new TV with 12 month guarantee for about £250, then … If you want a decent new TV with 12 month guarantee for about £250, then settle for a 32" model. If you want a new 40" TV with 12 month guarantee, expect to pay £300+ for anything worth owning.



Bit confused (easily done) - Does that mean that as this TV was originally selling @ £400 then it should be ok?
Tomb

Bit confused (easily done) - Does that mean that as this TV was … Bit confused (easily done) - Does that mean that as this TV was originally selling @ £400 then it should be ok?



It means that you won't find a new 40" TV with a favourable, objectively conducted, formal review from a respected source like hdtvtest.co.uk or avforums.com/rev…php or which.co.uk. , etc, in a £250 deal.

Neither does it mean that spending over £300 guarantees good picture quality, etc. Buyers need to invest time in researching which TV will meet their individual needs.

Here's my guide to choosing a TV.

1. Decide the budget, screen size, specification & priorities, e.g. are you willing to compromise a little on picture quality to get a 'must-have' feature like Netcast?

2. With a few exceptions, it's generally safer to choose an LG or Panasonic or Samsung or Sony TV for their overall blend of performance & reliability.

3. Read reviews at hdtvtest.co.uk & avforums.com/rev…php & which.co.uk. . Create a shortlist of, say, 3 TVs.

4. Browse the owner threads at avforums.com/for…vs/ for the TVs that interest you.

5. Browse the buyer 'reviews' at amazon.co.uk/ for the TVs that interest you.

6. Beware the Panel &/or Processor 'Lottery'. For instance, the Samsung C530 has an S-PVA panel or an A-MVA panel. It has an MStar processor or a Trident processor. As a result, the TV that's delivered to your home may have a different specification to that which you admired in the showroom.

7. Go to the showroom. Check your selected TVs for build quality, aesthetics, etc. Make your final decision.

8. Go home. Decide how much you want to pay for your chosen TV. Use uk.camelcamelcamel.com/ & pricespider.com/ & similar services to alert you when your desired price has been reached. Check hotukdeals.com/ frequently for deals.

9. Unless you can get it much cheaper elsewhere, buy from Amazon or John Lewis for their hassle-free returns policies. See here for the 'unlimited' John Lewis returns policy
moneysavingexpert.com/new…box

10. When the deal comes along, don't dither... buy it... some deals sell out within a few hours, or the price increases significantly the next day.

11. When the TV arrives, check the owner threads at avforums.com/for…vs/ for optimum picture settings.
Helluva guide.

Cheers !
Just wondered if anyone could tell me if this TV remembers it's last input, or you can set it to always default to a certain input (HDMI for me)?
alexdodd

Just wondered if anyone could tell me if this TV remembers it's last … Just wondered if anyone could tell me if this TV remembers it's last input, or you can set it to always default to a certain input (HDMI for me)?


If you had it on hdmi and then turned it off it will stay on hdmi of course.
dooper

It means that you won't find a new 40" TV with a favourable, objectively … It means that you won't find a new 40" TV with a favourable, objectively conducted, formal review from a respected source like http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk or http://www.avforums.com/reviews/index.php or http://www.which.co.uk. , etc, in a £250 deal.Neither does it mean that spending over £300 guarantees good picture quality, etc. Buyers need to invest time in researching which TV will meet their individual needs.Here's my guide to choosing a TV.1. Decide the budget, screen size, specification & priorities, e.g. are you willing to compromise a little on picture quality to get a 'must-have' feature like Netcast?2. With a few exceptions, it's generally safer to choose an LG or Panasonic or Samsung or Sony TV for their overall blend of performance & reliability.3. Read reviews at http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk & http://www.avforums.com/reviews/index.php & http://www.which.co.uk. . Create a shortlist of, say, 3 TVs.4. Browse the owner threads at http://www.avforums.com/forums/tvs/ for the TVs that interest you.5. Browse the buyer 'reviews' at http://www.amazon.co.uk/ for the TVs that interest you.6. Beware the Panel &/or Processor 'Lottery'. For instance, the Samsung C530 has an S-PVA panel or an A-MVA panel. It has an MStar processor or a Trident processor. As a result, the TV that's delivered to your home may have a different specification to that which you admired in the showroom.7. Go to the showroom. Check your selected TVs for build quality, aesthetics, etc. Make your final decision.8. Go home. Decide how much you want to pay for your chosen TV. Use http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/ & http://www.pricespider.com/ & similar services to alert you when your desired price has been reached. Check http://www.hotukdeals.com/ frequently for deals.9. Unless you can get it much cheaper elsewhere, buy from Amazon or John Lewis for their hassle-free returns policies. See here for the 'unlimited' John Lewis returns policyhttp://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/shopping/2011/03/john-lewis-launches-never-ending-refund-policy?utm_source=forum&utm_medium=sidebar&utm_campaign=box10. When the deal comes along, don't dither... buy it... some deals sell out within a few hours, or the price increases significantly the next day.11. When the TV arrives, check the owner threads at http://www.avforums.com/forums/tvs/ for optimum picture settings.



Have spent so much time reading lots of different advice/forums..pages and pages and yet here in post you have appeared to have pretty much summarised everything a newbie like me re TV's needed to know. Total respect to you ;-)
One last point that you mentioned. How does one avoid/be cautious of 'Panel &/or Processor 'Lottery'?
Thanks
wakemeupb4ugogo

How does one avoid/be cautious of 'Panel &/or Processor 'Lottery'? Thanks

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I became aware of it when researching my last TV purchase, through browsing avforums.com/for…vs/

This thread is particularly useful for identifying which panel & processor a particular TV will contain. Unfortunately, using the 'Search this Thread' facility doesn't always work, & sometimes you have to trawl through loads of info before finding the relevant facts.
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