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Best TV 2016: Best 32, 40, 55 and 65-inch+ TVs

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Linsar X24-DVD

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Reviewed by John Archer

11 March 2015

Linsar X24-DVD

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Key features:

  • 24-inch, Full HD LCD TV
  • Built-in sound bar and DVD player
  • Bluetooth-enabled
One of the cheapest TVs in this round-up, the Linsar X24-DVD is a terrific small-screen machine. It’s a Full HD LCD TV that comes with its own built-in DVD player and a generous selection of ports, including two HDMIs, a USB port, an RF tuner input, a VGA port and Bluetooth connectivity.

In terms of looks, it’s unique. The panel sits on top of a chunky, silver arc that houses a ridiculously good set of speakers, which are impressive enough to use alongside Bluetooth music players. They never sound distorted or overloaded even during full-on action scenes, while voices are always clear. There’s even quite a bit of bass to underpin it all.  

Unfortunately, the 24-inch display is the weakest component. Contrast is limited, with blacks looking grey, and colours appear punchy but unnatural. However, it’s sharp and bright for a small screen. Because it’s nice and slim, it can be wall-mounted too, and the DVD player around the back performs solidly.

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At time of review the Linsar X24-DVD was available for £299.

Our Score:

8

Matthew Bunton

December 4, 2015, 4:11 pm

My vote would go to the Curry's exclusive PANASONIC
VIERA TX-40CX700B+.

A fantastic 40" 4K tv. It has a Firefox interface which is quick and supports Netflix and Amazon in Ultra HD.

I mostly use mine as a 4K PC monitor as it supports 4K over HDMI 2.0 at 60hz and 444 chroma. I tried many monitors including the newer G-sync 144 hz models and nothing compares to the Panasonic's image quality and colours. Input lag is 25ms using Leo Bodner test, as I am not a competative gamer this is fast enough for me.

I have paired mine with 2 x Evga GTX 980 ti classified cards and at 4K 60fps gaming has a new lease of life. I now couldn't go back to anything less than 4k.

It is easily the best television/monitor I have ever owned and I managed to pick mine up for just over £500 with a 5 year Panasonic warranty.

Murray Snudge

December 31, 2015, 4:52 pm

Samsung UE48JU7500 - 'a severe amount of motion blur' and you score it 9/10?

kobraaaa

February 1, 2016, 1:35 am

Nobody talks about customer service or warranty's? What good as a phone, if it dies before the warranty is up and stuff like this : http://globalnews.ca/news/1026... happens? Samsung has even paid cnet to do new reviews on products they already have done so on : http://www.businessinsider.com... and then do stuff like this http://www.idownloadblog.com/2... and this http://www.businessinsider.com... . Simply Google, Samsung Customer Service Reviews....The warranty of a TV and customer service, should matter as much, if not more, than the capabilities. I know from experience.

travel_lite

February 26, 2016, 3:13 pm

Excellent point.

An unbiased review of Customer Services is long overdue.

Shant Lola

February 29, 2016, 6:14 pm

I would concur with your appraisal. I recently picked up the Panasonic TX-60CX740E and has great picture quality. Previously had a Panasonic Plasma, but power surge destroyed it.

Before making the purchase, I compared it to several Samsung models including the JS7200, JU7500, and JS8500. In my opinion the Panny came on top. The picture quality is more accurate than the Samsung models and very little motion blur if any.

I would recommend the CX740 or another model in the same range.

joethedocII

April 20, 2016, 3:55 pm

I'm sorry, but WHAT "drop-down menu???"

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