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3.5 Inch Portable Digital TV
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Works lot better if you pull the aerial out of the top left corner;-)
Hopefully this little TV gives crisp lovely reception in parts of the UK but sadly not in several areas around me in Bucks. Got fleeting glimpses of some progs and then lots of No Signal messages on the screen. Sadly had to send it back to Maplins who gave good service. I join the chorus of other customers who also had little or no good signal.
I had to return this product as I could only get very weak or no signals
Quick delivery from Maplins and to be recommended for range of goods and prices, BUT this little TV seems to be of little use in many areas of UK. I live in Bucks and tried the TV in various areas to no avail. Fleeting glimpse of some channels but then it goes in seconds with "No signal" message on screen. Flimsy aerial is at risk and there's no way of connecting to better aerials. Screen had a few blemishes too but I think they're on protective peel off sheet. Poor reception on radio option listings too. I might persevere with little hope of good reception but now more likely to sadly return to Maplins for refund. Or......Perhaps I might move to live near a transmitter! Or just listen to Radio 4 on my little trusty dinky radio with headset when I want to linger in bed or in my shed.
Having broken yet another TV - this time my 4.2 inch which I have to say was great (think an internal fuse went when I tried for the first time to charge using the USB port of my Maplin solar power regulators) and not wanting to spend £99.99 on a direct replacement I went for this cheaper option of £34.99. This is the 2nd time I have purchased this TV as the last one was lost after one day in use when my partner was readmitted to hospital. I took the risk that the signal would be OK on the silly in built antenna inside a metal boat as my new location is very close to Sandy transmitter. Outside the shop it was already fully charged, scanned quick and in minutes had a clear station. Back at the boat it tends to be a bit sketchy but has not yet been re-tuned for the current location. That may improve things. The back rest did not survive the first 5 mins at the boat. I tend to use it just for sound as another 12 volt 16 inch TV has intermittent loss of sound so I can rest it on a pint glass and get sound from this unit. Equally in the morning just have sound on for the news suits me so I do not worry about trying to stand the thing up. Living off grid in the winter with power challenges makes me ready for all sorts of compromises. Earlier reviews may have been listened too as the instructions are much improved. Scanning also seems much faster. Ariel is still dodgy. It need an external one like the 4.2 inch. Internal battery is still a concern as it is still built in and seems not to be replaceable. Maybe just like a phone once the battery is dead it can be run direct from a USB (but not the solar regulator) or off the mains or at least my version of the mains. I see this unit as an affordable solution to my particular set of unusual circumstances and I understand it is a throw away (recycle) set for the disposable age. Overall for the money it is a good little set and the sound is improved when it sits on a pint glass. Must try it for radio this weekend. Must also see if the antenna can be improved with a little modification as so may of this type can be.
excellent product obtain brilliant reception especially where i live which is a mountainous country area!
Bought for my son as a birthday present as he loves gadgets. Really pleased with it very clear picture and can receive lots of channels.
Very pleased with purchase and speed of delivery. Excellent picture quality and sound . Very compact piece of kit at a bargain of a price.
Works well but you do need a good signal.Works better outside.No external antenna socket.MP3 player works well.
Sadly, this does not have any means of conecting an exterior aerial - essential in our house.
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