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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Phil Allison, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    Hi,

    got myself one of these a few days ago:

    http://dicksmith.com.au/product/GE6831/dick-smith-28-5-quot-72cm-hd-led-lcd-tv

    Currently on special, for a mere $199.

    Has both analogue and SD/HD digital tuners plus facility to use a USB
    storage device for record and playback.

    While I have nothing really to complain about - the specs leave out
    things, are ambiguous about others and have an error.

    First, it does not weigh 21kgs - fully packed, the weight is about 8 kgs
    and the set alone is 5.5 kgs.

    The AC consumption is 65VA or about 36 watts.

    The AC lead is attached and rather short - maybe one could cut it and fit an
    IEC in-line female plug.

    There is a hardware AC switch, easily accessible, under the screen - using
    this is bound to extend the life of the SMPS.

    Stereo audio output can be had from the mini-jack headphone socket ( at low
    level ) OR from 2 x RCAs at high level - the latter having no remote
    volume. The sound quality available is first class.

    The inbuilt speakers will go quite loud, but have limited bass and treble
    response.

    The blue ON led is too bright, but easily tamed with a bit of opaque
    adhesive tape.

    While 72cm may seem small, viewable pic size is considerably bigger than
    with a 68cm CRT and STB.

    One nice feature is you get the new program title displayed for a few
    seconds when channel changing.

    Lastly, you can extend the warranty to 2 years for an extra $28.



    ..... Phil
     
  2. Jeßus

    Jeßus Guest

    Just had a look at one on the DSE site, quite tempting as I don't have
    a 'proper' TV (just a large LCD monitor) in the living room... and I
    have friends staying who can't get their head around my setup... any
    misgivings on this purchase since you posted this?
     
  3. Sylvia Else

    Sylvia Else Guest

    Or just rely on the Australian Consumer Law on the basis that a
    television should last at least 2 years anyway.

    Though enforcing that in the event might cost $37 (in NSW), unless
    you're a pensioner, in which case $5.

    Sylvia
     
  4. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Jeßus"
    "Phil Allison" (snip rest)

    ** Nope.

    I have not tried the USB recording feature as yet.


    ..... Phil
     
  5. Jeßus

    Jeßus Guest

    Good to know :)
     
  6. Jeßus

    Jeßus Guest

    No worries, thanks. I might buy one while I'm down Hobart tomorrow if
    I have the time.
     
  7. Sylvia Else

    Sylvia Else Guest

    Just to be clear, there's nothing in the Australian Consumer Law that
    expressly says a television should last at least two years. How long
    something should last depends on the circumstances. But I'd be surprised
    if a tribunal or court would consider it reasonable for a television to
    fail after less than two years.

    Sylvia.
     
  8. Jeßus

    Jeßus Guest

    One would hope. I ended up buying the 96cm model ($39something).
    Setup couldn't be quicker or simpler, not terribly impressed with the
    quality of the plastic or the base... but hey it was cheap.

    When I declined their offer of another 12 months warranty, they
    offered it to me for $14, so I took it.
     
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