17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2013
I had some credit card points to burn, so I got a gift card and used it to buy a NEXUS 7 2nd GEN tablet and this HDTV - not from here but from K-Mart online.
I have this little gem set up out in my man cave. For now, all I have hooked up to it is an DTV ANTENNA, pulling in local HDTV channels like CBS, etc. Now, I can watch a little NFL on Sundays with the sound off while listening to some tunes on the HIFI.
It's a really basic HDTV with the bare minimum of picture adjustments, and has only 720P resolution. But, don't let these two things stop you from buying it; the picture looks great (after a few adjustments), and besides, you really don't need any more resolution for such a small size screen. The HD channels look fantastic; CBS broadcasts at 1080i and the football games look great - I didn't notice any blurring or pixel blocking during the fast action scenes. I'm a happy camper.
Connectivity, too, is pretty basic. There are a couple HDMI inputs, older component and composite, and I believe a pair of stereo RCA audio inputs. There's a headphone jack that doubles as an analog audio output, so you can run audio to an analog amp or, of course, plug a pair of headphones into it. And finally, there is one digital coax output, so you can run audio to a digital amp. It does not have optical output.
As a bonus, there is a USB media input. I honestly have not tried it yet, so I don't know what it is capable of playing - audio, video, pictures or otherwise. UPDATE: I plugged in a thumb drive with four different files on it: a JPEG Picture, M4A and MP3 Audio tracks, a short smartphone video, and an MKV file of a Twilight Zone episode. It played the MP3 audio song and showed the JPEG picture. There is no support for M4A audio (APPLE LOSSLESS) or MKV movies/TV shows. In fact I don't think this TV can even play any videos of any kind, even the ones that you can capture on your smartphone. So basically, it only plays MP3 audio tracks and you can view JPEG pics, that's it, and that's not too bad, considering the price. The interface and the player are really basic, but both worked just fine.
The TV stand is a bit chintzy: a glass base and two other plastic parts. The whole thing is poorly designed and built. It took about 10 minutes to screw the parts together and to the TV itself, but thankfully, it's pretty solid, though I had my doubts. Of course, you can ditch it for a wall mount, as the TV has four threaded holes on the back for just that purpose.
11/19/2013 - There're no networking options for this TV, either WIFI or ETHERNET. In other words, it's not a smart TV sporting things like NETFLIX streaming or support for DLNA. For the price, I wouldn't expect it. But, guess what? You could turn this dummy into a brain by buying a 35 dollar CHROMECAST. Afterall, it does have USB, which the CHROMECAST needs for power. In this regard, college students I'm looking at you, this is the perfect TV for young tech savvy people who are looking for a cheap HDTV and own ANDROID phones. Or, it could also double as a second computer monitor.
All in all, It's a great looking HDTV at a wonderful price. Highly Recommended!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2013
It has great picture. BUT the sound is awful. I just got some little computer speakers and plugged them into the headphone area, and voila! The sound is perfect. Other than the sound everything is great! I would suggest if you do buy this tv to buy some litte speakers, or a sound system to plug it into.