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Old 06-01-2007, 21:57
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Been looking at a 15" Sony LCD with Freeview built-in and wondered what people thought of it.

It's expensive (300) but you get the Sony quality and you don't have to buy a separate Freeview box.

http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/conten...L15G2000U#desc
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Old 06-01-2007, 22:05
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It's nice with the Freeview built-in, but it's a bit 'chunky' - the same sort of depth as the larger screens.

Only reason I've played with one is some 'prat' brought one back saying it keeps turning itself on during the middle of the night - few minutes playing with the menu showed me it had a timer facility - and it was turned ON

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Old 06-01-2007, 22:16
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I've seen cheaper 15" LCDs with Freeview but they're brands I've never heard of - like Acoustic Solutions.

Are Acoustic Solutions any good?
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:52
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Shouldn't you be looking at a widescreen TV seeing that more and more broadcasts are now in widescreen?
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Old 06-09-2013, 19:23
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It probably wasn't even a genuine Sony TV and was probably just a Vestel manufactured TV with the Sony branding badged onto it!
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Old 06-09-2013, 19:57
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It probably wasn't even a genuine Sony TV and was probably just a Vestel manufactured TV with the Sony branding badged onto it!
Doing well so far aren't you :P

At least two nonsense posts up to now, Sony have NEVER badged Vestel sets, and the (six+ year old) set in question was 100% made by Sony.
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Old 06-09-2013, 20:15
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Doing well so far aren't you :P

At least two nonsense posts up to now, Sony have NEVER badged Vestel sets, and the (six+ year old) set in question was 100% made by Sony.
I would just ignore this poster (s)he is spamming DS dredging up donkey's years old threads all over the place for god knows what reason.
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Old 06-09-2013, 20:18
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Doing well so far aren't you :P

At least two nonsense posts up to now, Sony have NEVER badged Vestel sets, and the (six+ year old) set in question was 100% made by Sony.
Ah, thank you ever so much for the clarification, it is much appreciated!

I'm glad DS has experts here like you!
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Old 08-09-2013, 21:49
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Doing well so far aren't you :P

At least two nonsense posts up to now, Sony have NEVER badged Vestel sets, and the (six+ year old) set in question was 100% made by Sony.
True... but they did buy in from Beko and it's debatable as to whether a Beko set is better than a Vestel set............
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:59
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True... but they did buy in from Beko and it's debatable as to whether a Beko set is better than a Vestel set............
They bought in one model range from Beko, the 19/22BX series of portables - presumably because they didn't have any sets of their own in those sizes. The next model series were built by Sony.

As for Beko vs Vestel, Beko certainly have a better reputation than Vestel, and aren't as cheaply made.
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Old 09-09-2013, 23:06
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They bought in one model range from Beko, the 19/22BX series of portables - presumably because they didn't have any sets of their own in those sizes. The next model series were built by Sony.

As for Beko vs Vestel, Beko certainly have a better reputation than Vestel, and aren't as cheaply made.
And there's a small matter of their less-than-perfect bought in Hard Driver recorders and equally less than impressive bought in VCRs from a few years back.

Sony are no stranger to buying in and re-badging equipment from other places.

In terms of the Beko vs Vestel quality debate - there has never been the same volume of Beko products (in the brown goods sector) as there has Vestel. It's very rare to see Grundig products nowadays, far less than when that brand was part of the Alba-Bush Group. And the Beko name on brown goods is virtually non-existant now.

Beko seem to be more focussed on white goods now, which in the UK at least, is an area Vestel haven't really entered - though they do have some presence in main-land Europe.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:02
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And there's a small matter of their less-than-perfect bought in Hard Driver recorders and equally less than impressive bought in VCRs from a few years back.
Very often I've been the person who has brought this to the forums attention, including the Beko TV's.


Sony are no stranger to buying in and re-badging equipment from other places.
But have only ever done so for one tiny range of TV's.

Sony has hardly ever made VHS VCR's, and bought almost all of them in over the years - likewise set-top boxes, it's not something any of the mainstream manufacturers have even been much good at .
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