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Coby TF-TV505 5-Inch LCD Color Television

by Coby
3 out of 5 stars 116 customer reviews

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  • Built-in high sensitivity TV tuner
  • On-screen display
  • Detachable battery pack
  • High output stereo speakers
  • Includes remote, AV cable, and 110V UL adapter
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Coby
  • Model Number: TF-TV505
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 5.00 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 4:3
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Product Description

Coby TF-TV505 5" LCD TV - This portable television utilizes an ultra-compact 5" LCD, which makes it very convenient to take with you while traveling. The built-in high sensitivity TV tuner allows you to enjoy great image quality on over-the-air network broadcasts. High Output Stereo Speakers 3-Way Power - AC / DC / Batteries

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Coby
Item Weight 2 pounds
Product Dimensions 7 x 5 x 1 inches
Item model number TF-TV505
Color Name Gray
Item Display Height 5 inches

Additional Information

ASIN B000DIM9AS
Customer Reviews
3 out of 5 stars 116 customer reviews

3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #276,995 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#37,882 in Home & Kitchen > Home Décor > Area Rugs, Runners & Pads > Area Rugs
#48,940 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 2.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First Available June 7, 2006

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Important Information

Legal Disclaimer
CONSUMER ALERT: This television receiver has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009 to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the U.S.'s transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. For more information, call the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322 (TTY: 1-888-835-5322), or visit the commission’s digital-television Web site at: www.dtv.gov.

Customer Reviews

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I wanted to buy a little portable, battery operated TV. I don't have a TV at home due to religious reasons, but wanted to have a TV available for weather related emergencies, to use during the Florida hurricanes.

My main concern was 1) reception, since we don't have cable, and 2) picture quality. Last year, we tried to use a 5" B&W TV & the reception & picture quality were so terrible, I returned it to Walmart after a few days.

I would be happy to be able to receive the 3 or 4 network channels to watch the hurricane news. After reading many reviews, I narrowed down my choice to the Casio 4" Handheld TV (EV4500) or the Coby TFTV-505 5" LCD Color TV. I chose the Coby because, for the same price, the Coby was 5" (vs. the Casio 4") & it included the AC adapter (a $20-25 add-on with the Casio).

Well, I just today received this Coby TFTV-505 5" LCD Color TV, tried it out & I am very pleasantly surprised. We live in North Miami Beach, FL. Right out of the box, using the internal, extended antenna, I can get 19 channels! Mind you, some are in Spanish, but 19 channels! It also comes with an adapter to plug into your cable, if you have cable. Picture quality is great. Beautiful Color! I've only tried it with AC plugged into the wall, not the batteries. It uses 10 AA batteries, that others report getting 2 - 2 ½ hours usage.

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This little LCD TV is really much more robust than I expected. I don't think I've ever purchased anything ever made by Coby, but I'm definitely pleased with this little guy. The screen is a nice size for personal viewing (5" diagonal, which translates to 4" across and 3" high) and it has a surprisingly clear picture. An on-screen display (accessible on the TV or through the remote control) allows you to adjust various settings, including the monitor appearance (brightness, color, contrast, hue), but I've been happy with the default settings. The reception is fantastic. This little TV picks up more channels than my 19" Panasonic model. I live in a large city, and I'm able to get slightly more than half a dozen channels with the antenna, which is more than I expected: two of the channels are crystal clear, three are very clear, and the final two are okay if I move around and find the right location. Because the battery pack is removable, the unit is much more versatile and very lightweight when using the power cord. The unit uses ten AA batteries, which is a lot, but they are easy to find and relatively inexpensive (rechargeables might be nice). When the battery pack is attached it increases the weight, but a stand on the back allows me to place it on a table or desk. Even still, it's not too heavy for me to hold it and watch a program if I want, and the convenience of being mobile is wonderful. So far, with Energizer batteries I've gotten several hours of use at a time and the picture and sound don't seem to have faded much yet, if at all. The unit has three modes: antenna, video input, and cable. RCA audio-video input jacks on the side allow you to attach a separate media device like a VCR or DVD player. And there's even a tiny little coaxial cable adapter that plugs right into the side.Read more ›
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Bought this for "double duty" use. (1)- To watch in computer room while my husband hogs the big tv in living room. (2)- To use during next hurricane down here. Very happy with first use so far, Great sound and picture. Hope I never get to try out second reason I bought this, but after being without power 14 days last year, I have rechargable batteries ready to go "just in Case!". I would have given this great little tv 5 stars, but dropped it to 4 because remote battery(included) with remote arrive DOA. I did quite a bit of research online before I purchased this item and have come to conclusion that for size ,quality and price this tv can't be beat!
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I live in the Washington, DC area. Reception is hit or miss with this TV. The TV picked up most of the local stations using the auto channel search feature to program the channels. However, many of the stations came in a bit grainy and my local FOX station barely came in at all. When I manually tuned to the FOX channel, the reception was poor and the audio repeatedly clicked on and off. It seems that if the TV has a hard time picking up a channel, the audio will fade in and out. Surprisingly, the lower channels 2-9, which are for me: NBC, FOX, CBS, and ABC come in the worst. The higher channels, 20 and above, which are: UPN, PBS, CW, and Univsion come in pretty clear. Living in the DC area about 15 minutes from the White House, I am sure my television signals are as strong as they are going to get anywhere in the country so I am a tad bit shocked that my reception isn't better. The attached antenna must be pretty weak. You definitely have to have the antenna fully extended to get reception--no cheating thinking you can get away with it halfway up. Perhaps I'll look into getting an external antenna for better reception.

The picture quality is good. I haven't had to adjust the color settings at all. As I mentioned, some stations are crisp and clear while other stations are grainy and have lines running through the screen. The TV has a feature called FINE to adjust the picture, similar to tracking on a VCR. I didn't notice much difference using it. It didn't clear up the screen to any appreciable extent. Basically, either the picture comes in clear or it doesn't, fine tuning won't really help.

I like that the battery pack is detachable.
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