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06-12-2010, 16:20   #1
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Aldi Tevion LCD TV on Thursday - Saorview capable?

Hi all. Looking to buy this TV in Aldi on Thursday – anyone know if this has a MPEG-4 DTT tuner? Specs on the site give no details of tuning capabilities. From the pic it appears to be a Tevion brand, but no model number given.

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19'' LCD TV and DVD Combi
each €159.99 *
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Features:
* Visible screen size: 47cm
* Aspect ratio: 16:9
* Resolution: 1366 x 768
* Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
* Teletext
* Sleep timer and automatic shutdown
* 200 channel memory
* Audio output 2 x 2W
* Multi-language OSD
* Low power standby: (<1W)

Connections:
* 1 x HDMI/HDCP socket
* 1 x USB socket
* 2 x SCART sockets
* 1 x AV composite video input
* 1 x YPbPr component video
* 1 x CI socket
* 1 x RF socket
* 1 x PC Input - VGA and audio
* 1 x headphone jack

Dimensions:
* With stand - 351 x 466 x 180mm
* Without stand - 309 x 466 x 73mm
* Vesa Wall Mount - 100 x 100mm (Mount not included)

Accessories:
* Remote control with batteries

USB Record Functionality:
* Pause, rewind, record live TV
* Recommended use with USB device of 2GB minimum**
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06-12-2010, 17:18   #2
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Don't bother with it. It will be MPEg2 only. Useless.

It's not even proper HD or very useful as PC screen
Resolution: 1366 x 768
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Well what can you do.

More rubbish. I bet it doesnt even have an analogue tuner. And then its worse than useless.

If it does then its tuner will have less than 2 years life left.

Buy one return it in 2 years.

Lets see if they have the cop on to label it with a warning.....
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Thanks guys. I’d be surprised if it didn’t have an analogue tuner, Aldi could expect a LOT of returns if that was the case. Not too bothered about the resolution, it would not be used as a PC monitor or gaming and TV is more than watchable on a 19inch at 1366x768 px so that’s fine. You get what you pay for at the end of the day – if this had a digital mpeg-4 tuner it would seal the deal for me, but looks like I’ll have to wait until Thursday to confirm.

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Buy one return it in 2 years.
Not a bad idea… if it’s labelled as Digital TV then according to saortv.info the TV could be purchased and used for a couple of years before bringing it back to Aldi for a full refund…
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If you bought it labelled as a Digital TV in Ireland inside the last two years (since October 2008) then the retailer may be obliged to replace it or refund it. Aldi have refunded on TV set sold over a year ago.
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Not a bad idea… if it’s labelled as Digital TV then according to saortv.info the TV could be purchased and used for a couple of years before bringing it back to Aldi for a full refund…
The box will be labelled "Digital TV" and you will need to keep the box to get the refund in ( less than) 2 years. They are being more circumspect about their advertising nowadays.

Christ knows how much more rubbish Aldi will foist on us before they cop on
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Little help please !

Bought a Tevion in Aldi with DTV (Model 44904). Not much knowledge on the Irish freeview or technical side. Can get the Irish EPG with sound on all Radio & TV but no picture ?

Judging by previous posts is that a definite no then ?
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Bring it back. Honestly these people will never learn until people complain.

Its tuner will never work for Ireland. Its not suitable for sale here.

Their purchasing manager knows the spec. They should take a leaf out of LIDLs book and stock the right products. Its not as if they are stocking TVs all the time.
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They know and have refunded

http://www.techtir.ie/blog/cinocat4/...get-money-back

Chancing their arm that folk will use it for UPC/Sky or not realise when Analogue stops that they could be entitled to refund.

Aldi have never sold a suitable TV.
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i bought a Samsung TV in Tesco last year mentioned here would this be subject to the same money back offer because of non DTT compliance as standard ??
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Yep, Tesco sourced a non compliant Samsung even though certain 2009 models work just fine with Saorview. 'Head Office' will have to authorise the refund but they normally do it within a few days.
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Tesco almost always refund if you stand your ground. The refund period they speak of is just for automatic checkout refund. For the legally mandated up to to 2 years they ring HQ, who almost always give it.
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Tesco almost always refund if you stand your ground. The refund period they speak of is just for automatic checkout refund. For the legally mandated up to to 2 years they ring HQ, who almost always give it.
only thing is im not even sure if i have box anymore never mind the receipt will have to dig deeper
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you don't need box.

ANY proof of purchase.
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only thing is im not even sure if i have box anymore never mind the receipt will have to dig deeper
Right I badge found my receipt for the Samsung 20" I bought in Tesco circa June 2009 and am gonna bring it back now my quandary I'd what approach do I take and what law sex. to I need to quote / explain to the manager or whoever deals with me. I have the telly remote and receipt but no box. Any help appreciated guys as nor sure how to go about it.
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Irish Sales of Goods. Entitled to "repare, refund or replacement" (Tesco's choice) for up to two years if the TV is "not fit for purpose".

http://www.techtir.ie/blog/cinocat4/...get-money-back
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