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331 reviews | 3.4 out of 5
This portable tv from RCA has a good clear picture and an intuitive design. When setting it up though you might get a blue screen with the no/week signal message. To remedy this first power the tv on and then press menu. Scroll over to the magnifying glass icon and make sure it is set to receive signal over the air instead of "catv". Second, allow it to auto scan for channels to program what is available in your area. Finally, if you live in a marginal signal area a more robust antenna than the one that ships with the unit will pull in many more stations and boost the existing stations' signal strength considerably. Hope this helps!
Log onto this before purchase, http://www.fcc.gov/mb/engineering/maps/
input your address or zip code and it will give you the digital stations and their signal strength for you. We have 11 strong stations at our hunting camp 50 miles from the nearest large town. Great value for the money. $60 on line, use ship to store, otherwise $80 at the store. Great Deal.
The screen only has 234 x 480 pixels, so the picture is pretty coarse. But that's typical for small TVs and DVD players under $150. Brightness, color and sound are good, and the interface and menus are logical. Good TV for emergency or travel use. I am 25 miles from the transmitters and got about half the stations with the included antenna. A cheap $5 rabbit ear/loop antenna would bring in more stations.
This TV almost went back to the store because no matter what I did I couldn't get any signal..then I started reading all of the reviews and the one that told me to go to the menu / magnifying glass / cable or air and I switched it to air I was able to pull in seven stations and I am in the middle of a Grain Elevator in an office. Very clear picture with just the antenna that came with it!
I purchased this TV along with a (walmart)RCA Amplified Digital Flat Indoor Antenna because I work were there is a lot of electrical interfarence due to wiring and it get's all the local chennels without any of the major problems that all the other guy's get. I also purchased a cheap pair of $20 computer speakers because it is noisy were I work and you can hear it perfectly.
Heads-up: TV will not work straight out of the box; you will get a blue screen with a No/Weak Signal notice. Read the instructions; you have to run a channel scan. I'm getting 13 channels using the included antenna; great picture; decent sound; great deal!
I've had this TV for about a month now and was not sure I was going to keep it. However even though the sound is tinny and the channels sometimes fade in and out I think it is worth the sixty dollars I paid. The antenna wire is about four feet long and since I have a window close by it does help bring in the channels. Currently I can bring in three channels that will generally not fade in and out. According to the scan of channels there are 57 channels in this area. As long as I can get the news that's all I care about as far as a TV. The on/off switch is on the TV and is difficult to switch since it is on the side and is small. The little remote control must be pointed directly in front of the TV to work. The remote does work good though. The picture is clear and the closed caption is easy to read.
This tv worked great from the moment I took it out of the box. The picture is exceptional and the sound is very good as well. It picked up all the available stations in my area and I never leave home without it! It's really nice for catching up on the news or watching your favorite shows at work on break and at lunch. For the price, you won't find a better deal! Get one before they're all gone!
I drive an 18 wheeler and have to sit 3 0r 4 hrs sometimes waiting to get
unloaded , I bought this TV to pass the time, and I'm sure glad I did ... The TV works well , I can pick up 10 to 20 TV stations, depending where your located at... Down by San Antonio I picked up 22 stations . . co0L I think the TV is well worth the money. The TV has a signal scan for local over the air channels, so if you move locations,
Rescan the channels again , it also has a ADD CHANNEL scan , which will save
your first scanned channels , and add any new ones it finds , which is good . I Like it , and 2 other truck driver friends said they are going to buy one too. It took a week to get it, shipped to my local store .. GOOD Job Walmart !
While the included antenna is not all that great (and the cable is too short), the tv works great with a different antenna. As an over-the-road truck driver, I have been very pleased with the RCA tv after I connected it to the TV antenna in my Freightliner truck.
I bought this TV for my 89 year-old Mother and she loves it. She needs to watch her sports where ever she goes and does so now. Not too complicated for her to use and that was one of my goals. I know there are other products out there to get even the satelite/cable channels but these would be to complicated for her to use and the screens were too small. This 7" screen is just right and at an excellent price.
Don't understand the negitive reviews. This little jewel works great. Can get 14 Channels with a crystal clear picture. This is an excellant product,
and the "best bang for the buck".
I called RCA since the only thing that showed on the screen was no/low signal.This was new just taken out of the box. I spoke to a very nasty person who told me it was a defective set and I could either return it to the store or send it to the repair center and I was responsible for the postage. When I asked if there was a problem with this model I was told they sell millions of them and I should expect some of them not to work properly.I am not impressed with RCA's service and will think twice about buying another one of their products.
This is a nice little tv. I bought it in case I lost power in my home, however, make sure you have a signal where you live. I can't use the tv unless I travel to where a signal is. hmmmmm
I found this TV was easy to use and worked well if you understood the following: (1) Channels numbered above 13 are at a different set of frequencies if you use an antenna connection instead of a cable connection. In other words "42 cable" really has nothing in common with "42 air" (except the number 42). Change the default CATV setting (possibly a poor choice by the manufacturer) if you intend to connect an antenna--and do it before you begin channel scanning. (2) The included antenna is very small (and portable) but will not work as well as larger antennas, including typical roof mounted antennas and even rabbit ears. Unless you are outside and less than a dozen or twenty miles from the transmitters, expect to get just a few of the available channels above 13 (i.e. UHF) and possibly none at all in the VHF band (i.e 2-13, or perhaps 7-13, if used at all in your area). By the way, all channel references above are to the actual transmission channel, not the station ID. For example, in the San Francisco bay area KPIX, known as channel 5 for fifty years, is actually transmitted digitally on channel 29. 29 is the number you would need to use in the earlier discussions. See, for example, http://www.rabbitears.info/maplist.php, or individual station websites. I hope this will help one understand the experiences and perceptions of other reviewers who found that the receiver worked poorly or not at all out of the box......and no, I do not work for either RCA or Walmart or even the guys in China who built this thing.
Even though I have only had my t.v. for a week, I love it. Once I was able to program the channels, it was great. It is the most perfect compact source of news whenever the electricity goes off.
I just bought this for my husband on Christmas. He loves it.( i have taken over it ) You need to read the directions on how to set up. We get over 69 channels on it. We did an auto scan. I could not believe it. I am using it in the kitchen , and have my cooking channel on, that means I need to buy another one for him!!!
This is an awesome small T.V. The picture is unblelieveable. We are enjoying it very much
The 7" TV has a great picture and reception. Great for travelling and in the office.
I bought this on the Black Friday sale. This is a very good TV for the money. I have been looking at adding rear seat monitors in my car and haven't been able to find plain monitors for this price. The TV reception is good considering the tiny antenna that comes with it. But, if you are wanting to entertain your kids on a trip forget it. HDTV doesn't seem to work in a moving vehicle. Even a strong signal will fail once you start rolling. Plan on hooking it up to a game console or dvd player. I would have given this 5 stars, but the only input is the coax. Kind of limiting. If they would add even RCA jacks I would rate it a 5 on everything.