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Customer Reviews | 89 reviews | 3.3 out of 5

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89 reviews | 3.3 out of 5

3.5 stars

89 reviews | 3.3 out of 5

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Great Buy
3/24/2010

Customer review by Patrick19702

4.0 stars 3/24/2010 by Patrick19702
by Patrick19702

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality, appearance and overall feel of the unit. It reminded me of the quality products supplied by Sylvania many years ago. I promptly plugged it in and did a channel scan from Comcast Cable. I wound up with a lot of channels, some of which I was unaware I had; all the channels were sharp and clear. I next plugged in the antenna that was supplied with the unit and attempted to pick up some channels. I'm located about 30 miles from Philadelphia, so really didn't expect much. The analog tvs would automatically pick up 3, 6, 10, and an assortment of UHF channels. I picked up no signal at all. I walked outside with the unit and obtained similar results. My hobby is building transmit and receiving antennas of all types, so I decided to throw together a small UHF antenna, similar to what would be available at Radio Shack for about 30 bucks. When I finished building the antenna, I connected it to the TV and did another test, both inside and outside. Still no signal. In conclusion, I would suggest that this tv be purchased for use with cable only. The supplied antenna is inefficient and would probably work at a distance of no more than 5 or 10 miles from a broadcast station--and that's only a guess. A high outside antenna would probably work ok, but I wouldn't put one up just for a tv this small. The only complaint I have about the unit is that the cable attaches at the top of the set. This unbalances the set and it's hard to keep it from falling over at times.

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Patrick19702
Newark, DE
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Great concept but
4/5/2010

Customer review by ChicagoPaul

4.0 stars 4/5/2010 by ChicagoPaul
by ChicagoPaul

Out of the box, item is well made and easy to use. The menu is easy to follow, very intuitive. However, the auto channel load is very slow. I live about 7 miles line of sight to the Sears (Willis) Tower and found that the tv did not recognize digital signals on the low VHF channels 2 and 5 with the supplied monopole antenna. The antenna was very directional sensitive meaning that if I moved the TV I lost the channel and came up with the dreaded "no signal" message on a black screen. A nice toy, great for small space applications but a good antenna is a MUST!

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ChicagoPaul
Chicagp
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every day
Less than excited
4/1/2010

Customer review by FrugalHousewife

1.0 stars 4/1/2010 by FrugalHousewife
by FrugalHousewife

The price was great, but after charging 8 hours, it would only play about 30 minutes before needing a recharge. No matter where I tried to scan in channels, I could not get CBS, ABC, NBC or public television (and I live within blocks of the PBS station). I did get a lot of the former UHF channels, but not channels I watch. I ended up taking the TV back. The Walmart associate was very nice and understanding, so it was not a bad experience.

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FrugalHousewife
Houston, TX
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Never
A Keeper
12/29/2009

Customer review by KingHiggs

5.0 stars 12/29/2009 by KingHiggs
by KingHiggs

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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KingHiggs
Virginia
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Better than I expected
12/21/2009

Customer review by FilmmakerDJ

5.0 stars 12/21/2009 by FilmmakerDJ
by FilmmakerDJ

This little monitor is a top quality product. I bought it to use as a field monitor on film shoots. I haven't had a pro project to use it on yet, but I've plugged it up to do some smaller things around the house, and it works great. I was immediately surprised at the craftsmanship when I opened the box, expecting that a $90 LCD monitor was going to be a throwaway in under a year. I've only been able to pick up PBS with the antenna, but it does indeed pick up 1080p digital transmissions. The video looks great, but the slightest movement can interfere with the signal. The speaker is pretty loud, which is more than I could ask for such a small device. All the buttons are strong, hard plastic and very responsive. The menu is intuitive and the multiple picture settings is perfect for calibrating it for my work. I even hooked up my PS3 to it and it worked without a hitch at 480i 16:9. The rechargeable battery has an indicator right on the front so you know it's charged. Plus there's a two stage power switch system so you can pack it away without worrying about it getting turned on by accident. Seriously, great product.

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FilmmakerDJ
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
VERY DISAPPOINTING
12/1/2009

Customer review by CollectOldies

1.0 stars 12/1/2009 by CollectOldies
by CollectOldies

THIS TV UNDER NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS COULD NOT KEEP SIGNALS.AT ONE POINT I HAD 8 STATIONS THEN LOST THEM.EACH SCAN REDUCED THE NUMBER OF CHANNELS RECIEVED.I TRIED FOIL AND DIFFERENT LOCATIONS AND NOTHING WORKED. DOES COME WITH: A/C FOR USE IN HOUSE (FOR WALL OUTLET) D/C FOR VEHICLE USE (FOR CIGARETTE LIGHTER) AV CABLES FOR DVD PLAYER OR OTHER DEVICE CABLE OR SATELLITE READY COAXIAL RF HOOKUP BATTERY TOOK APPROXIMATELY 4 HOURS TO CHARGE BATTERY STILL WORKING STRONG AFTER 2 HOURS COMES WITH STAND THAT NEEDS ASSEMBLY BATTERY IS REPLACABLE HAS GREAT PICTURE WHEN IT DOES GET A CHANNEL SOUND GREAT TOO I HAVE A 4 AA BATTERY TV THAT KEEPS ITS CHANNELS UNLIKE SYLVANIA. IT APPEARS THAT SYLVANIA USED A CHEAP DIGITAL RECIEVER.I THOUGHT BEING A SYLVANIA IT WOULD BE BETTER THAN OTHER BRANDS BUT IT'S NOT. I WILL RETURN THIS TO MY WALMART STORE FOR A REFUND

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CollectOldies
Kenner La
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Once per year
Waste of money
12/29/2009

Customer review by melvinsgirl

1.0 stars 12/29/2009 by melvinsgirl
by melvinsgirl

I bought this tv for my boyfriend for Christmas because he is a sports junkie. Unfortunately he couldn't get a signal for the tv. It works well when you hook it up to cable outlet, dvd, or game sytem only. The picture quality is good, but it would be nice to watch local channels on the rf. I'm in the process exchanging it for another brand.

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melvinsgirl
Riverdale, MD
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Never
NOT A HELPFUL PRODUCT,DO NOT BUY
12/28/2009

Customer review by fireman3

1.0 stars 12/28/2009 by fireman3
by fireman3

I LIVE IN THE 4TH LARGEST CITY AND CAN'T GET THE MAJOR CHANNEL (ABC,NBC.CBS) ON THIS TV. I HAVE TRYED SEVERAL LOCATION INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE GET THE CHANNELS. I GET CHANNELS THAT I DO NOT NEED OR UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE SAYING. I WANTED TO USE THIS TV IF WE HAD A POWER FAILURE, OR WHEN MY CABLE GOES OUT

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fireman3
HOUSTON TEXAS
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:65 or older
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per year
Do NOT buy it
12/19/2009

Customer review by Yeeesh

1.0 stars 12/19/2009 by Yeeesh
by Yeeesh

Did not pick up all channels when scanned. One time only picked up ONE! (and it was fuzzy). Other channels "pixilated" when watching and sound faded in and out.

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Yeeesh
Would recommend to a friend? No
Useless
12/19/2009

Customer review by Teechurbug

1.0 stars 12/19/2009 by Teechurbug
by Teechurbug

I haven't been able to pick up a signal no matter where I am at within a 2 hour radius of trying.

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Teechurbug
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
good tv
2/10/2010

Customer review by radioman283

4.0 stars 2/10/2010 by radioman283
by radioman283

After a recent ice storm, and a 7 day stretch without power I decided to purchase a battery powered tv. I really liked the price of this one, so I dug a little deeper and found the owners manual online which showed a SD and a USB slot. I thought I was getting a really good deal, but this unit has NO sd or usb capabilities, tv only. With that said, if you only need a small digital tv this one is really good for the price. The picture is as good as my home unit. Sound is not bad at all for such small speakers, and it is easy to use. battery lasted about 2 hours on a full charge. The provided antenna is useless at least in my area, but receives normally with my roof top antenna. Comes with an AC adapter AND a 12 volt plug for your car.

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radioman283
Marlow, OK
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Sylvania 7" TV, SRT702A
1/2/2010

Customer review by PJKmouse

4.0 stars 1/2/2010 by PJKmouse
by PJKmouse

The sensitivity with the supplied antenna is quite poor. There was an improvement when an external ant. was added; but still is disappointing. Further comments relate to the TV with the external ant hooked up. I found that I could not draw in the close local stations (standard channels), but the digital alternates were decent. The picture is great, the sound is marginal, and the instructions were very incomplete and poorly translated from the original language. I purchased the TV for use during hurricanes (Florida), but will not be able to judge that use until I there is an electricity outage (hopefully, never). I purchased online--I recommend looking at the unit in a store and seeing if it will work as you wish.

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PJKmouse
Palm Beach County, Florida
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per month
SAVE YOUR MONEY
1/18/2010

Customer review by makemp01

1.0 stars 1/18/2010 by makemp01
by makemp01

I bought this tv as a backup & also to take with me on trips. Good idea but this is not the tv for that. For one thing, the instructions say do not use in a moving vehicle. The reason being that any type of movement loses the signal...even the tiniest vibration caused the picture to break up and go away. If you can get a good picture don't move or even breathe, because it will go away. Plus, I can't get all of my local stations, like Channel 7 our FOX station, so FOX football, American Idol or even 24 can not be viewed on this tv.....and on another local channel (ABC) there is no sound. It's not a very well thought out or produced product and was a waste of money.

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makemp01
Texas
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days
Not too bad!
1/30/2010

Customer review by FireballXL5

3.0 stars 1/30/2010 by FireballXL5
by FireballXL5

My first purchase of a portable was this TV. Great price. Many features that I liked. It worked well on my out door antenna with two signal boosters in line to boost the signal. Scanned the channels and found around 28 . Excellent picture quality, many good features, the only drawback I found with this TV is the tuner would not pick up the audio portion of the broadcast signal on half of the channels. My best channel with a 65% signal level had no sound, while a channel with only a 10% signal with a degraded picture came in with great audio. I think maybe the AGC was set to high at the factory?

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FireballXL5
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Overall Good Product
12/28/2009

Customer review by DaddyChamp

4.0 stars 12/28/2009 by DaddyChamp
by DaddyChamp

The Sylvania 7" TV has a GREAT picture quality. The only part I am dissatisfied with at this point is the identification of TV channels. I'm sure that the set displays whatever the stations are broadcasting as identification, but when changing it to my preferred I.D., the options are a bit limited as the menu is limited as to what you can do with it. You do get what you pay for, and at $79, the set is definitely worth the price. The only thing I haven't tried yet is playing the set outside in sunlight, but based on what I know at this point, I would surely recommend this to others.

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DaddyChamp
Memphis, TN
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
disappointed
3/5/2010

Customer review by WhoStruckJohn

1.0 stars 3/5/2010 by WhoStruckJohn
by WhoStruckJohn

I bought this TV with high hopes for it to replace the little TV that I had in my computer room that became obsolete last year when TV went digital. I was really disappointed when we could get neither a picture or sound after many hours of trying.We got a menu & scanned but it would not pick up anything.We have an outside antenna & 2 other TVs that will access all available channels,so why this wouldn't work is a mystery. Also, it is advertised as portable & something that will work at the beach even,so we could not understand what was the problem. We ended up returning it.

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WhoStruckJohn
Would recommend to a friend? No
might be returning
1/8/2010

Customer review by AMANIMAN

1.0 stars 1/8/2010 by AMANIMAN
by AMANIMAN

can't get any local broadcast stations. I get some foreign station and 3 radio stations. the purpose was to be able to watch tv in my kitchen, but this seems HIGHLY UNLIKELY. I have someone coming over in the next week or so to see if he can "set it up" to see a local station - if he can't, I'll be returning it. also was told I could return by mail [since I don't drive and have no idea where a walmart would be near me] and I see the return policy is to return to a store. then I might get stuck w/something that doesn't do what I purchased it for.

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AMANIMAN
Hackensack,NJ
Would recommend to a friend? No
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Never
Defective upon opening
12/8/2011

Customer review by SteelSalamander

1.0 stars 12/8/2011 by SteelSalamander
by SteelSalamander

Recieved this Unit via Walmart.com today, opened it up, read the instructions ( which were minimal and poor ) plugged it in and POOF! not even the charging light came on, thought i was doing something wrong so I read it again, and POOF nothing!! even after hours of charging, THANKFULLY! i was able to return this at my local Walmart for a full refund!!! But i am ordering another one of these becuase I really need this size of a screen for my proffesion and *KEEPS FINGERS CROSSED* hopefully the second package will not be defective!

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SteelSalamander
East Patchogue, NY
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Great Television for the money!
1/13/2010

Customer review by Aspensnana

4.0 stars 1/13/2010 by Aspensnana
by Aspensnana

This is an absolute wonderful little television, especially for the money! At first I did not read the instructions so I did not know to set the antenna, but after doing so, the channels set and wha laaa, the picture is wonderful. Everything has come in so clear and sound is very good. This was a much better television than any of the others I shopped for and I did tons of reasearch first before buying this one. I am very happy with this and we have even hooked up a 65 dollar coby dvd player and it works wonderful with that too!

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Aspensnana
Omaha, Nebraska
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Hard to use
12/18/2009

Customer review by Mike1955

2.0 stars 12/18/2009 by Mike1955
by Mike1955

Purchased two of them. One for a gift and one for me. The instructions made no sense and I am a pretty technical person. After an hour of trial and error I could not get it set up to receive more than one channel. If you move the TV more than a few feet you need to re-calibrate. Cannot be used in a moving vehicle. Only worked well if I connected to my cable system, but who wants a portable TV connected to a cable? Good picture quality but very difficult to use. I returned it to the local store.

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Mike1955
White Lake, MI
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Never
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