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41 reviews | 2.9 out of 5
If I had read the reviews before buying the TV, I wouldn't have bought it. But I didn't read them, I did buy it and I'm satisified. True the sound is lousy, but, as someone else said, buy some small speakers and the sound is great. I did have to tweak the picture to suit my preferences, but I've had to do that with any TV I've ever puchased. Including the much more expensive and larger HD TV. No regrets at all.
For the sale price ($200), this is a pretty good deal. My only complaint is the sound. It sounds hollow and tinny – like a set of cheap headphones cranked up and listened to from 10 feet away. The TV this replaced was way smaller, but sounded great as compared to this one. Besides the sound, it’s a pretty good TV for the kitchen or bedroom – especially if you use external speakers.
Tube TV better. I wish I never got this TV.
Bought it on the Internet. One day delivery took 5
days. There is NO HDMI hookup.
for HD-DVD player Or PC
All RCA hookups. All I can get out of my TV IS 75% HDTV When using HD-DVD Player.
Tv cable may be ok. Don't have mind on cable.
I bought this for my HD-DVD player & PC.
If I would have bought this at the store ,I would be taking it back.
I've had this set for three weeks. I went to Walmart for a PC monitor, but was lured by the price of this TV/PC combo model on a nearby endcap display. In the end, I wish I would've saved a few bucks by buying a PC monitor of the same size. I give this item 4 stars as a computer monitor, but zero stars as a television, thus the 2 star overall rating. The widescreen 1440x900 resolution is beyond what I'm familiar with my computer. My only problem was finding a decent high-resolution background for my desktop. As for my issues with this unit as a television... Very poor sound. The on screen menus and graphics are on par with a set I bought in 1989. When changing inputs (PC to TV to Video1, etc), the set doesn't always respond, making me press the button on the remote multiple times for a single task. The HDTV picture quality is very poor compared to a Sony and an Olevia I've watched recently. I've had low definition TVs with a more pleasant picture. Unfortunately, my Walmart did not have one of these units on display to see the poor picture quality before buying it. On top of my issues with the product, I'm also turned off by the fact Emerson's customer service department never responded to a question I sent on their website's support form. If all you need is a PC monitor, this works well, but you can find a monitor of the same size without the TV guts at a lower price.
I bought this because I just wanted a good bedroom TV that didn't take up much space. I brought it home and found that the picture was over saturated with color, and while watching a Mavericks game the players legs turned blue when they were inside the painted (blue) area on the court. It was freaky and I couldn't adjust the color, except to black & white, to get it out. It doesn't have enough adequate adjustments. DVD's looked ok, but not like an HDTV should. I took it back and got a different brand which is much better.
I purchased this tv for my 14 year old grandson, I was going to buy the Panasonic 19 inch which is a beauty to look at and has a very nice picture. The salesman talked me into this emerson a 100.00 cheaper and I brought it. I opened it last night before wrapping it and it is ugly! I pray that it works well or I will have to go back and get the Panasonic and pay more. Look at it first, its beyond plain.
Great picture and great price.(Got on sale for 199.99) The sound could be better though....
Good bedroom tv. Sound is not so good but add an inexpensive pair of computer speakers and you have a great tv. Also I have comcast and after initial channel programming shut off and turn on the unit so the tv will memorize the digital/HD channels.
I bought this TV a week after purchasing the Emerson 32" TV. Unlike some other reviewers. I like this TV. The picture is fantastic, it mounts easily to the wall and the sound isn't bad. Previously, I had a 13" Samsung TV in the bedroom and this is worlds better than that television. I don't expect this to sound like my larger TV set up with surround speakers but it isn't bad. Plus, the price was great. I bought this Emerson since I was (and still am) throughly satisfied with my other larger Emerson LCD TV and the history I've had with Emerson's in the past. My parents bought a 20" Emerson TV 25 years ago (woodgrain cabinet and no remote control) and it still works in their campsite so the quality is definitely there and I would recommend this TV to any of my friends.
This TV had suprisingly great picture, however the sound does leave alot to be desired. For Video games, Movies, or a dorm room you really couldn't go wrong. Great for the money
Had to mess around with the picture settings for a bit to get it to my taste.
Sound quality is very poor but what do you expect from like 1" speakers I have never seen a true flat panel tv or monitor with good sound $30.00 to $100.00 will get you a really nice set of PC speakers that will blow you away. So far have not been able to test it yet with HD but with analog tv and pc speakers i have no real complaints about this little tv.
Just got this tv. Set up very quickly (but I don't have HD, maybe eventually...). There was one stuck pixel as mentioned in the other reviews, but it's about 5 from the edge and you can't even see it if you're sitting on the couch. I think the sound is fine, and if I wanted, I could hook up my pc speakers. Great upgrade from my old 13" dorm-esque tv.
Purchased this for the bedroom and mounted it on the wall. Great picture; good sound; great value!
May get another for the kitchen and PC.
I won this TV through a local promotion at WCIV ABC news 4. When I was notified of winning it, and before picking it up, I searched it and found it here on Wal-Mart.com. I was disappointed by the mixed reviews, but a free TV IS a free tv. When I brought it home I promptly connected it. I connected it to my DirecTV using S-video and RCA cables for the audio. When I first looked at it I was VERY disappointed. i was standing very close and the picture didn't look good. The audio seemed ok. I hooked up the TV using the coax cable to see if it made a difference in picture. It didn't. I was ready to take it back to Wal-Mart and use it as a stepping stone to something better. I decided to truely compare it to my current 19 inch TV. I put the DirecTV box on top of the TV and this TV on top of the box and hooked up both TV's at the same time. I stepped back and turned them on. This is when this TV can truely be appreciated. The picture is sharper and brighter. The blurryness that I thought I had seen before is also in the regular tube TV and is seen when I moved closer to it. The sound still leaves a little to be desired, even when compared to the analog tube TV. Overall, its a great buy to replace our 19" bedroom TV (especially since I won it for free!)
it took a little adjusting to get the picture right, but it's fine now. the sound quality is very poor. overall, it's okay.
I've had this TV for over a year now and I can't say I've had any complaints so far. I haven't had much of a chance to hear the TV's sound quality, 'cause until just recently I've been using surround sound hooked up to my DVD player... and seeing as I only watch movies on this tv, I've never really used the TV's audio... But I'd say the only issue I've had with this TV is simply that it doesn't have an HDMI hookup... but I knew that when I got it because Emerson isn't a supporting brand of HDMI, so it's cool. But the visual is definitely much clearer than my old tv, so I approve!
Ok, I bought this TV and have had it set up since Christmas Day. Being a SMART consumer, I researched the product before I purchased it. Instead of people complaining about the horrible sound, go out and spend $30-$50 on a good set of computer speakers (2 speakers and a subwoofer). Then the TV will sound MUCH better, in fact, surround sound quality. The picture is difficult to tweak, but after many attempts I was able to find the best settings and the TV looks great. This little TV has MORE than satisfied me. The ONLY negative aspect is the lack of an HDMI connection. But if you connect an HD-DVD Player to this set with an S-Video cord, the picture is still great.
I got this product to replace a 13 inch old tube I got tired of squinting at to see. This tv is a decent size for a bedroom. I got it for about 260 and lets face it's almost impossible to get any lcd tv for under 300 dollars, never mind a good quality product. The analog channels will require a really good antenna(try phillips), but the HD channels are as clear as cable. The setup is a breeze, you literally just hit setup on the remote! This is the best bang for your buck.
I bought this for my kitchen and it serves its purpose well. The sound quality is not the greatest, but I hooked speakers up and it sounds wonderful. The picture quality is very good, but sometimes seems pixelated. That could be related to the fact it's HD and the movies I'm watching on it aren't. Easy to hook up to any DVD player. It's the perfect size for a kitchen and I think it was worth every penny! Love it!
Really satisfied now that I have it hooked up to a Comcast HDTV box that has extra audio out (red&white) and connect to the aux connections on a Durabrand 5.1 speaker system that I already had my dvd connected to. Sound is really good now!