You can preview the owner’s manual here: http://www.curtisint.com/html/custservice/manuals/SYL_SRT702A_EN.PDF I compared this TV to many similar models before purchasing it, and in fact I bought another 7” LCD TV at the same time that I have since returned. This one is a keeper. I plan to use it most often connected to cable in my office to view news and sports, and as a portable for tailgating and for auxiliary home use [bowl season and March Madness, you know]. It has an analog/digital tuner, so it will find over-the-air digital signals, as well as (unscrambled) cable digital and analog signals. It won’t scan for both cable and over-the-air signals, so you’ll have to re-scan if you change signal sources. Fortunately, the scanning process was pretty fast. THE BAD:
Sound. The sound quality rates only a “C.” I didn’t expect surround-sound quality on a unit this small, but I expected better sound quality than this unit delivers. I’ve adjusted the factory settings to increase bass and reduce treble, but the sound through the speakers is still pretty “tinny.” Sound through the included earbuds is great. For semi-permanent desk-bound use, I’m going to buy a splitter and run the audio through my desktop speakers. Scanning: I haven’t seriously tried to use this yet for over-the-air viewing, but my first brief effort at scanning for over-the-air signals found only one signal for a non-major network. I’ve seen similar criticisms of this and other portables, but that doesn’t affect my intended use, so I didn’t downgrade it. THE GOOD: Good picture, easy set-up, and easy-to-use controls. The contrast ratio is not very high, so dark-on-dark scenes can be a little “muddy,” but the contrast ratio is similar to the other similar-sized sets. For that reason, and because that doesn’t affect my intended use, I didn’t downgrade it. THE GREAT: The peripherals. Someone really thought about how people are going to use these sets. It comes with everything you need to go, plus some. Included are AC and DC adapters, RCA cable, in-ear buds, and my favorite, a 90-degree push-on coax connector. The antenna/coax input connector is on the top left of the set, and without the connector, a coax cable would arc stupidly out of the top of the set. The included connector gives it a nice finished look after installation, and the push-on connector is a real plus—no looking for a crescent wrench or pliers every time you want to use the set as a portable. The set does not have a built-in fold-out stand like some similar models, but the included stand is sturdy, adjustable for height and angle, and will let you mount the set on a wall, under a cabinet, or even sideways, at any angle you might like—it’s really cleverly designed. You could even clamp it to a surface for tailgating—it comes with a self-adhesive pad to avoid scratches. The set will also accept a standard camera tripod. The remote control is a little large at 1-1/2”W x 5-1/4”L, but it accepts two AAA batteries, included, so you don’t have to search for the non-standard button batteries that fit the tiny remotes. The manual control buttons on the face of the set mean that you don’t have to bring the remote along for tailgating, and the set is not a brick when the remote is lost or broken. With inputs for over-the-air, cable, USB and memory card sources, this is a very versatile set. I’m looking forward to using it.
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