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Good video, horrible audio, non-tilting stand
on October 27, 2012
I'll go ahead and get the CONS out of the way first...
The placement of the coax input makes it difficult to screw in the cable.
The stand installs with 4 screws, and does not tilt; instead, tightening/loosening screws help to level it, which takes several attempts to adjust it, stand it up, lay it back down on an overhanging surface to adjust some more, set it back... and even if you have all 4 screws tightened, the tv still wobbles a bit in every direction... it's not sturdy at all.
It takes 5-10 minutes just to scan for channels.
The manual controls are on the back side of the tv.
The remote control is huge.
Inserting a DVD automatically switches the tv to the DVD screen, and then begins to auto play.
Ejecting a disc leaves the tv at the DVD screen, so you must exit that and go back to whichever input you had previously set... doesn't sound like much, but the low-tech minded person would be clueless. Inserting/ejecting is s.l.o.w...
$200 for a 22" with DVD combo is a bit high in today's market.
The biggest fault of this tv is the sound. It does have stereo sound (2 speakers). It sounds more like an old timey radio, or giant headphones at max volume. Sounds like the speakers are down inside of coffee cans. I can adjust equalizer settings to turn up the bass, but it has almost no effect. I can notice a little bit more difference adjusting the treble. Turning on the 'surround sound' effect helps a tiny bit, for most things.
Ok, now I'll try to say something good...
Picture quality is great. Remote, although large, has nicely labeled buttons. The box has a nice carrying handle, and is packaged pretty straight forward.
That's about it.
-1 for the stand
-1 for the audio
-1 for the other misc. annoyances
It's already boxed back up after just a few days of use, and now it's going back to the store.