Goodmans Gtvl26w17hdf - Try One and See How Good They are

By: Stephen Morgan

Buying a new television nowadays is a major investment. The idea of parting with what could be a couple of hundred notes does tend to concentrate the mind somewhat.

The way that technology changes so quickly nowadays you would be wise to consider carefully any investment and try and ensure that it remains compliant with all possible standards.

Digital television (DTT) is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound by means of digital signals, in contrast to analogue signals used by analogue (traditional) TV. DTV uses digital modulation data, which is digitally compressed and requires decoding by a specially designed television set, or a standard receiver with a set-top box, or a PC fitted with a television card.

For the purposes of this article we want to take a look at purchasing a new Flat Screen Television and in this case the television in question is the Goodmans GTVL26W17HDF.

The GTVL26W17HDF is a 26in LCD TV and these TV's at present can be found in the region of 400 pounds sterling or 800 US dollars. The resolution of the screen is 1366 X 768 and with regards to being HD Ready the answer is yes. The Goodmans has 2 (2 RGB) scarts and the type and number of Multimedia interfaces the GTVL26W17HDF uses is HDMI and 2. The type of Tuner for this TV is Analogue and Digital and the Goodmans is available from a wide variety of outlets.

So given this information, what would be our view of the Goodmans GTVL26W17HDF?

The most obvious place to start with as far as TV's are concerned would be the picture quality and our score here would be 6 out of 10, next we would look at the sound quality and our view of this would be 6 out of 10. With regards to the availability and number of relevant connections, our score would be 8 out of 10. With regards to the overall level of features, our view would be 8 out of 10 if we then take a look at the ease of use and overall value for money then our scores would be, 8 out of 10 and 6 out of 10 respectively.

The overall verdict would be that this TV has a great amount to commend it in a number of ways but sadly we feel is let down by the actual perfromnce of the picture which sadly for a Flat Screen TV is rather important we feel.

The fact is that given the wide variety of models and makes available today you should find something that suites your needs as well as your wallet. You could be completely avant-garde and stay in the forefront of fashion and design or you could decide to take perhaps the safer option and go for one of the established makes and models available. Either way we hope that by reading this short article you should have a slightly more informed view of the options available to you

We ask all readers to remember that the information in this article regarding the price of the TV's are there for illustrative purposes and are meant as a guideline rather than an absolute quote and should be considered thus.

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