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Good for basic DVD watching, not superb connected to a PC,
This review is from: Apex LE3212D 32-Inch 60Hz LED HDTV and DVD Combo (Black) (Electronics)
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It's big, and it makes for a great secondary television in a room that doesn't have a cable hookup. DVD quality is as expected (basic DVD, non-Blu-Ray mind you). 720p is sufficient for regular television watching and DVD watching.
Styling is pleasing and the base is easy to attach to the television with included screws. Remote control is easy to use and functions as expected from a distance across the room and up close.
720p is really not sufficient for today's television or movie watching. There's really no reason this product shouldn't be 1080 capable right out of the warehouse. There's also no reason that the DVD player shouldn't be a blu-ray. These independent devices are not expensive these days and to still be creating products that aren't blu-ray seems odd - especially when blu-ray can play regular DVDs just fine and at great quality.
Connecting to a PC was challenging. I used a DVI to HDMI cable and really struggled with getting the resolution right. You're only going to get about 1377x760 out of this thing - which is an awkward resolution anyway.
I noticed some blurring on the screen when used as PC monitor in any other resolution than native. This means that it WILL try to conform to a different resolution if you force it, but when I moved the mouse across the screen everything blurred because the TV just can't handle that and isn't designed as a monitor that can be nicely used for gaming or otherwise.
For a second TV in the bedroom this will work fine - if you don't have a need to play blu-ray.
I do not recommend the product for connection to a computer system unless you're ok with not getting full 1080 for your streaming movies / games / etc.
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Initial post: Dec 20, 2012 8:26:24 PM PST
Helen L Aderholt says:
It's a 720p television, at a budget price. It doesn't have a blu-ray because it's an inexpensive television it's 720p because 720p panels cost less than 1080p panels, and this is an inexpensive television.
Did I mention it's an inexpensive television?
Do you not understand the concept of native resolution vs scaling? Native, operating within design parameters. Scaling, operating outside design parameters.
It's blurry because it's not a crt with an electron gun writing the picture on the front of the screen. crt's don't have a native resolution, LCD's do,
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