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    • sheslookinhot
    • By sheslookinhot 4th Feb 08, 10:47 PM
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    sheslookinhot
    Tevion 32" LCD TV
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    • 4th Feb 08, 10:47 PM
    Tevion 32" LCD TV 4th Feb 08 at 10:47 PM
    True High Definition 1080 £349 in Aldi. LCD panel is made by Samsung. Seems cheap to me, 3 year warranty as well.
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    • adandem
    • By adandem 8th Feb 08, 7:09 PM
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    adandem
    I looked at the 19 inch before Christmas but read some fairly poor reviews on it. I also read bad things about the repairs service, apparantly you have to contact a service centre who are not that helpful.

    I think with discount codes etc. you can get a good deal on a better brand.
  • tightasagnatschuff
    Hi,
    I too got one of these TV's yesterday for a relative. He has just phoned to say the speech (dubbing???) is slightly out. The picture is fine and all the stations are tuned in. They have read the instructions and re-read them but this annoying speech thingy still prevails. Can anyone point them in the right direction please. I apologise if this is on the wrong forum, I just thought it might get more readers on the original thread. Thanks - Sally
    Originally posted by sallysaver
    By no means an expert, but this sounds like its the fault of the internal tuner (built in freeview). If possible get them to try with another freeview box then if that is okay unfortunately it is probably a faulty tuner as it normally is when synch is out.
    • sallysaver
    • By sallysaver 8th Feb 08, 10:32 PM
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    sallysaver
    Thanks you very much for that. They are ringing the after sales support tomorrow for starters and if they don't get anywhere, they will be taking it back. Have to say though, the picture is brilliant and they don't even have a digital aerial. They haven't long been in their new house, and the aerial (in the loft) looks very old, but seems to be OK. Sally
  • tightasagnatschuff
    Digital aerial... ouch!!!
    Terminology like that cost my folks £360 for something they didn't need.
    The thing with Freeview (IMHO) is that if you get a good strength and quality signal with an existing aerial then why would you benefit from a piece of roof or loft metal that has snazzy marketing terms attached. In short, if it works already then it works - full stop.
    The signals being broadcast are only going to get stronger when the analogue signal is turned off in each area, so save money beacause if it works now then it'll still work later (maybe better), sorry to rant and HTH :confused:
  • Inactive
    No hitachi would not be in the top tier of manufacturers.
    The current top 2 for consideration are Panasonic and Sony.
    Before you say my choice? No - its the choice of just about every industry magazine and review. These reviews are based on intensive technical tests conducted on the TV and range & quality of components.

    .
    Originally posted by Jazzycat
    And you trust these biased industry reviews?, I prefer to trust users comments at places like AVForum, where you will find plenty of Sony and Panasonic owners with faulty sets, many are common/inherant faults as well.

    Premium prices, not premium quality it would seem.:rolleyes:
  • Jazzycat
    And you trust these biased industry reviews?, I prefer to trust users comments at places like AVForum, where you will find plenty of Sony and Panasonic owners with faulty sets, many are common/inherant faults as well.
    Oh dear penny still hasn't dropped that cheap will still NOT get top range quality. Nothing is perfect and faults can occur with anything but when working properly there is a noticable difference.

    The reviews are unquestionable biaised as are the millions of consumers that use them. Where do I ask for my cheque?I am also quite aware of the forum you mention being a member on there for some time myself. Please see some posts about theis tv from there:

    "
    These points might be relevant!

    I bought a Tevion LCD3210ID in November from Aldi for £349 as a Christmas present for my girlfriend

    The good points.
    • Very good picture. Not as good as my 42PX70 but much better than my sisters Panny LCD

    The bad points
    • Video/Audio sync problems. Cleared by station switching but irritating.
    • DVD aspect problems. Have to manually switch into widescreen.
    • Major Freeview aspect problems. The biggest problem is that for BBC1 (and maybe others) it displays what I can only assume is a 16:9 cropped to 4:3 then stretched to 16:9. Other channels seem okay.
    If you connect an external Freeview box everything works well, even the Auto 16:9/4:3 switching that you get on channels like Dave works.

    Spoke to Ekay and they said there is no fix available for the aspect problems and no replacements so they suggested I got my money back (from them)

    So unfortunately Tevion have done it again. What could have been a really good TV has been spoilt by poor software."

    "
    I have purchased the TV, it has a dropped pixel and as previously mentioned I dont feel the picture quality of colour & black is that good. I bought it for my daughters room so she is happy enough but I dont think I can justify 280 quid for a TV with a dropped pixel and a poor picture- I think it will be going back unfortunetly"

    "Hi
    I Brought this Tv when I got it home it had a dropped pixel, took it back and replaced it.
    When I checked the second one out it also had the same problem, so i ended up getting a refund. I also must agree about the colour."

    "Just one piece of advice buying tv's from Aldi


    STAY CLEAR

    Its not worth the hassle. check all other threads regarding Aldi lcd/plasmas, most if not all go back for a refund or suffer glitches."

    I hope you enjoy your set!
    • L.S.D.
    • By L.S.D. 9th Feb 08, 11:49 AM
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    L.S.D.
    Digital aerial... ouch!!!
    Terminology like that cost my folks £360 for something they didn't need.
    The thing with Freeview (IMHO) is that if you get a good strength and quality signal with an existing aerial then why would you benefit from a piece of roof or loft metal that has snazzy marketing terms attached. In short, if it works already then it works - full stop.
    The signals being broadcast are only going to get stronger when the analogue signal is turned off in each area, so save money beacause if it works now then it'll still work later (maybe better), sorry to rant and HTH :confused:
    Originally posted by tightasagnatschuff
    You can buy a good 'digital' aerial for £20-00 maybe less. B& Q, Argos do cheapish ones. I have used an old aerial in a couple of houses & it's been fine, however some area's have to have a 'digital' aerial because the channels are in another part of the bandwidth & a 'normal' aerial cannot pick those up, so in those area's most channels will work fine but some will not appear.
    Nice to save.
  • djohn2002uk
    Digital aerial... ouch!!!
    Terminology like that cost my folks £360 for something they didn't need.
    Originally posted by tightasagnatschuff
    All I can say to that is, why did you not stop them?
    Perhaps they had as much faith in your knowledge as I have and so kept it a secret.
  • Inactive
    Oh dear penny still hasn't dropped that cheap will still NOT get top range quality. Nothing is perfect and faults can occur with anything but when working properly there is a noticable difference.

    The reviews are unquestionable biaised as are the millions of consumers that use them. Where do I ask for my cheque?I am also quite aware of the forum you mention being a member on there for some time myself. Please see some posts about theis tv from there:


    I hope you enjoy your set!
    Originally posted by Jazzycat
    I could post reams of similar reports on Sony and Panasonic, but of course, unlike Aldi Customers, they cannot take their sets back within 28 days if they don't like them.

    I don't recall saying that I was about to buy a Tevion from Aldi, just that they represent a good offer/value.:rolleyes:
    • sallysaver
    • By sallysaver 9th Feb 08, 3:45 PM
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    sallysaver
    Hi,
    you will note from my previous posts that I got a Tevion TV at Aldi on Thursday. The speech is slightly out of sync and we have spoken with the helpline this morning. After quoting the model number from the side of the box and the instruction booklet, I have now been told this is not a Tevion TV but a Scheider (spelling?) Unfortunately, the serial number is also missing from the rear and therefore the CSA is unable to help me!!!! The 0871 number for technical support is not answering. I think we may well be on our way back to Aldi. Sally
  • tightasagnatschuff
    All I can say to that is, why did you not stop them?
    Perhaps they had as much faith in your knowledge as I have and so kept it a secret.
    Originally posted by djohn2002uk
    oooh get you!
    If I had either a time machine or foresight I would have stopped them, but that is of no matter now because if you doubt my wisdom then surely my further existence is futile anyway. :rolleyes:
  • Jazzycat
    I could post reams of similar reports on Sony and Panasonic, but of course, unlike Aldi Customers, they cannot take their sets back within 28 days if they don't like them.

    I don't recall saying that I was about to buy a Tevion from Aldi, just that they represent a good offer/value.:rolleyes:
    More of a case of when not if. This tv has had the duffest reviews going - virtually all have sync issues. So please buy and take back if you feel that you would like to waste your time & petrol.

    Not only is it duff its made by yet someone else other than tevion!!!
    But if you want a big risk - go for it.
    Last edited by Jazzycat; 11-02-2008 at 11:52 AM.
    • adandem
    • By adandem 11th Feb 08, 11:24 AM
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    adandem
    I could post reams of similar reports on Sony and Panasonic, but of course, unlike Aldi Customers, they cannot take their sets back within 28 days if they don't like them.

    I don't recall saying that I was about to buy a Tevion from Aldi, just that they represent a good offer/value.:rolleyes:
    Originally posted by Inactive
    I think you'll find the majority of stores offer a 28 day refund on unwanted items, legally they have to offer a cooling off period on internet sales due to distance buying regs.
  • Inactive
    I think you'll find the majority of stores offer a 28 day refund on unwanted items, legally they have to offer a cooling off period on internet sales due to distance buying regs.
    Originally posted by adandem
    Some do, but not the majority by any means, they only have to offer a 7 day cooling off period on internet sales.
  • bubunette
    Tevion LCD broken
    I bought tevion LCD from Aldi 3 months ago, now it doesn't want to start (broken). Please let me know the company to complain since they don't have a website!
    • mancitychick
    • By mancitychick 24th Oct 09, 10:40 PM
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    mancitychick
    Hi bubunette

    Where you not giving a warrenty leaflet when you bought the TV? If not hope the link below helps you.

    http://www.aldiwarranty.co.uk/?WT.z_src=main
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