Vistron DB32-SD 32" HD Ready LCD TV
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Vistron DB32-SD 32" HD Ready LCD TV

£302.54Ebuyer Deals
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Found 12th Feb 2008
Just had an email from Ebuyer saying this is the cheapest 32" TV in the UK
I've never submitted a deal before so sorry if this doesn't work properly.

Only others I can find are the slightly more expensive black one. I'd prefer black but this will be good for some.

1104 left in stock so it's available.

"This Vistron LCD would be the centre piece of any living room."

Picture

* 1080i High Definition Ready.
* Integrated digital (Freeview).
* 32in Samsung High Quality Panel
* Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
* Brightness 500 cd/m2.
* Contrast 1500:1.
* 100Hz Vertical Frame Rate
* Viewing angle 176/176 degrees.
* Progressive scan.

Connectivity

* 1 x HDMI sockets.
* 1 x SCART sockets.
* PC input socket.
* Component video socket.
* Composite.
* Headphone socket.
* AV socket.

Sound Features

* NiCad stereo sound.
* 2 x 8w RMS power output.

Freeview Features

* Digitally interactive.
* Digital text.
* Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available.
* Auto setup.
* Auto scan for new channels.
* Now and next electronic programme guide (EPG).
* 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG).

Additional Features

* Wall Mountable: Vesa - 400x100
* Stand by Power consumption: * Fastext.
* UHF and VHF tuner.
* Auto setup.
* Auto search tuner.
* Auto search sorting.
* Auto search labelling.
* Sleep timer.
* Child lock.
* NTSC compatible.
* Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries.
* 230v AC mains operation.
* Complete with tabletop stand.

Dimensions

* Size of TV (H)50.5, (W)93, (D)10cm.
* Size of TV with stand (H)56, (W)93, (D)24cm.

Weight

* Weight of TV 16kg.
* Weight of TV with stand 19kg.

24 Comments

This looks like a bargin TV all the connections and the specs...lots of reviews on the black version on ebuyer as well for futhter research...if i was after a new 32" for my bedroom i would have no probs buying this one.

voted hot as best spec sub £300 freeview 100Hz tv.

It's actually £302.54 :roll:

Also worth noting :

* 1 x SCART sockets.

i.e. if you use it with a sky Box that's your SCART used up. No DVD - unless you've got HDMI.

Original Poster

huh, yeah you're right. They have changed it in the last few minutes because I looked 10 mins ago and was still the same. Sneaky. I'll change it. Thanks

sorry to be a party pooper, but voted cold after reading about the recall on this model across on the avforums board.

avforums.com/for…e=8

The vistron TV is very cheap and tacky, the acoustic solutions set is way better aesthetically and picture quality wise. I got the 32" AS set after having the faulty vistron, loads better!

I've been waiting for them to do this, their WTF magazine advertised it for £299 a few weeks ago but the site has still said £320 until now.

Definitely hot.

nigelpm;1570609

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688026&page=8The vistron … http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688026&page=8The vistron TV is very cheap and tacky, the acoustic solutions set is way better aesthetically and picture quality wise. I got the 32" AS set after having the faulty vistron, loads better!



Post an AC set with the same spec for £300?

Post an AC set with the same spec for £300?

It's not just about price.

the TV's resolution is 1366x768 > but the decription says "1080i High Definition Ready"

i'm guessing its not a 1080 set > just able to display the signal [max is still 720p]

it may be the cheapest 32 inch tv in uk its also one of the ugliest.

GOPAL89;1570981

the TV's resolution is 1366x768 but the decription says "1080i High … the TV's resolution is 1366x768 > but the decription says "1080i High Definition Ready"i'm guessing its not a 1080 set > just able to display the signal [max is still 720p]



1080i (interlaced) is not the same as 1080p (progressive). Any TV that can do 720p can do 1080i. There's always discussion over which is better - in short, 1080i gives better static images, whereas 720p will be better for motion (because interlacing introduces more motion blur).

The short way to tell a HD TV's maximum progressive scan resolution is to look at the number of vertical pixels in the specification. This one is 1366x768, so it has 768 vertical pixels, therefore it can do 720p (768 > 720) but it can't do 1080p (768
[Strictly speaking, when checking any arbitrary display you should then multiply by 16/9 and check the horizontal pixels, but since all widescreen TVs are going to be 16:9, that's not going to be an issue. Eg 720x16/9 = 1280. TV is 1366 pixels wide; so no problem].

Those comments in AVforum put me off, also a bit suspicious that it is probably a job lot of bin ends combining customer returns and brand new units. Even if the panels are Samsung the panels are graded as they come off the main production line. Those which make the grade and tolerance will be put into Samsung's own product and those which goes off the specifications end up as rejects and put into non-so famous brand TVs. The quality of the electronics are important too. Those comments in AVforum are rather damning

-monky-;1571453

1080i (interlaced) is not the same as 1080p (progressive). Any TV that … 1080i (interlaced) is not the same as 1080p (progressive). Any TV that can do 720p can do 1080i. There's always discussion over which is better - in short, 1080i gives better static images, whereas 720p will be better for motion (because interlacing introduces more motion blur).The short way to tell a HD TV's maximum progressive scan resolution is to look at the number of vertical pixels in the specification. This one is 1366x768, so it has 768 vertical pixels, therefore it can do 720p (768 > 720) but it can't do 1080p (768 [Strictly speaking, when checking any arbitrary display you should then multiply by 16/9 and check the horizontal pixels, but since all widescreen TVs are going to be 16:9, that's not going to be an issue. Eg 720x16/9 = 1280. TV is 1366 pixels wide; so no problem].



correct me if i'm wrong but - how can this be a 1080[i] set if it doesnt have 1080 vertical lines? it only has 768, so the closest/highest res it can do is 720[p].

i know it can display 1080i; so can my 720p set - but i dont use it on 1080i coz there is no point as it cant really display the 1080i image as 1080i.

I find this dubious at best, especially after reading some of the above comments.

Also what is NiCad sound? NiCad is usually short for Nickel Cadmium in rechargable power packs. I can find no reference to NiCad pertaining to audio technology.

:!: I would give this a miss :!:

GOPAL89;1571918

correct me if i'm wrong but - how can this be a 1080[i] set if it doesnt … correct me if i'm wrong but - how can this be a 1080[i] set if it doesnt have 1080 vertical lines? it only has 768, so the closest/highest res it can do is 720[p].i know it can display 1080i; so can my 720p set - but i dont use it on 1080i coz there is no point as it cant really display the 1080i image as 1080i.



It can display 1080i. What you're assuming is that 1080i is 1080 lines of vertical resolution. It actually isn't (or rather, it doesnt have to be).

1080i simply takes the 1080 lines of vertical resolution, and performs interlacing. In basic terms this means the frame begins as 1080 lines of vertical resolution, and conversion (interlacing) is performed so that it can be displayed on your TV, which (as you rightly pointed out) does not have 1080 lines of vertical resolution. So, during interlacing, some of the lines are ignored or partially ignored, which is where the blur comes in.

This might help explain (ignore the 60Hz frequency bits):

Wikipedia: "For a given bandwidth and refresh rate, interlaced video can be used to provide a higher spatial resolution than progressive scan. For instance, 1920x1080 pixel resolution interlaced HDTV with a 60 Hz field rate (known as 1080i60) has a similar bandwidth to 1280x720 pixel progressive scan HDTV with a 60 Hz frame rate (720p60), but approximately 50% more spatial resolution."

So every 720p TV can display 1080i. 1080i simply "downscales" the original frame so that it can bedisplayed in a lower resolution. But given the choice, you're right to use your TV on 720p - you'll get better picture quality (in motion) than 1080i would give you.

thanks for the info -monkey-

I've got this TV in my bedroom, works fine and the PS3 looks amazing on it (1080i).

seen one of these in action, not very impressed... guess it is cheap - but I would probably choose Teko or Mirai if looking a 32" around £300

nigelpm;1570529

Also worth noting :* 1 x SCART sockets.i.e. if you use it with a sky Box … Also worth noting :* 1 x SCART sockets.i.e. if you use it with a sky Box that's your SCART used up. No DVD - unless you've got HDMI.



Well no, because you can run the DVD player through the sky box....I'm assuming that all sky box's are born equal and have the scart IN that mine has...

tv works a treat, comments on avg are off putting but It is a great TV for the price. more than happy with mine. The remote with it is cheap but the picture quality is excellent

Chriswsm;1571967

Also what is NiCad sound? NiCad is usually short for Nickel Cadmium in … Also what is NiCad sound? NiCad is usually short for Nickel Cadmium in rechargable power packs. I can find no reference to NiCad pertaining to audio technology.!:




Simple Typo, should read Nicam.;-)

it has come to £299 now.

Nicad just stereo sound. These are cheap but I'd rather pay for and get a good brands or at least a half decent brand.

Help!

I have already purchased one of these tv's from ebuyer and it arrived Monday - and I'm still within the 7 day return for a refund period. It's good enough for a £300 tv during a recession and it's all ok except that I have a Sky+ box which I've connected up and it's fine, except that the volume control and on/off commands from the Sky+ handset don't work. The Sky+ onscreen set-up process should rectify this once you select your tv model so it can re-program the remote to the specific tv make and model. But the tv doesn't exist in the extensive list of tv's. I telephoned Sky and they said "the model isn't in the list, you'll need to contact the tv manufacturer" so not very helpful. Anyone else experienced the same problem and knows how to fix it? I've got the model with the Samsung panel in it.
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