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This review is from: Coby LEDTV1526 15" LED High Definition TV (Electronics)
I purchased this TV to replace a 10 inch analog TV mounted under a cabinet in our kitchen. I have it mounted instead from the wall behind,using an articulating wall mount. I am generally pleased with the TV. On the positive side I am able to connect directly to my cable without a cable box since it has a QAM tuner. On the negative side the picture is not as good as other LCD TV's that I have looked at. In particular, the analog stations are much poorer in quality than my old analog TV produced. The HD channels are much better but still lack the black contrast of other sets. Interestingly, my cable channel is not available in HD without purchasing an upgrade package. I have only the basic cable service but the network channels are digital. The response to the color adjustment and audio controls is dismal. Almost no effect. The sound is 'tinney' and no amount of adjustment corrects this. As for other common limitations of LCD TVs, the viewing angle is critical. The screen arrived tilted downwards approximately 5 degrees from vertical which is noticeable with this effect. It appears to have a tilt, but when I called the factory they reported that there is no adjustment for tilt ?? Since I am using a wall mount this is not an issue for me, since there is provision for tilt in the mount. I plan to keep this set, but wish that I had been able to 'kick the tires' in a local retail outlet before purchasing. It is not available locally in any of the big name stores. There is precious little available in screen sizes less than 19 inches.
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Initial post: Feb 19, 2011 1:29:29 PM PST
Just because the channels are digital does NOT mean they are 'high definition' They may be enhanced but not necessarily...
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2011 2:06:27 PM PST
William Moberg says:
I receive digital HD television with standard cable service (Comcast) without a cable box for national network stations, all others are analog. The initial picture quality problem was due to a partial short in my signal splitter. A piece of the cable shielding was contacting the center conductor, a result of poor cable termination. I now receive excellent quality pictures on both digital and analog stations. One strange anomaly that occurs occasionally is that the set comes on without pressing the power button. I suspect that radiation from my CFL overhead ceiling lights when they are turned on is the culprit.
Posted on May 22, 2011 1:05:41 PM PDT
Richard Westley says:
This set need to be calibrated. Out of the box the blacks are really bad but using a calibration disk and adjusting the set for the proper angle for view one can get very good blacks using the custom settings. If one is willing to spend a few minutes tweaking the set it is a great buy.
Posted on Dec 26, 2012 12:47:31 PM PST
Dixon Steele says:
this is for the 15-inch et. wrong tv. ignore this review.
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