Acer AT3205-DTV HD TV Toshiba SD-P2800 DVD

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Acer AT3205-DTV  32 inch HD Ready LCD Television


Acer has traditionally been better known for their PC products, but their profile in the realm of consumer electronics is increasing, and the launch of this latest television can only serve to hasten that rise.



HD (High Definition) Ready TV (Supports 720p, 1080i and 1080p)

Good picture quality

Great sound from built-in speakers

Excellent connectivity including both HDMI & DVI, 3 Scarts (2 RGB), Component video input, S-video input, VGA PC input, 2 composite video inputs, composite video output,  digital audio output, stereo audio output

Twin built-in tuners (One Freeview and one analogue)

Flexible picture-in-picture features

Two year onsite warranty



Picture contrast not quite the equal of the very best



List Price: £900 inc. VAT

Typical Internet Price: £838 inc. VAT (this price should drop further once more retailers have stocks)


Star Rating: 8 Stars  Highly featured, good picture, great sound and at a very competitive price. Well done Acer.



Toshiba SD-P2800 portable DVD player



Good picture & sound quality

Nine inch screen

4.5 Hour quoted battery life

Can playback DivX video disks

Built-in 4 in 1 memory card reader (SD, MMC, MemoryStick and Xd card)

Comes complete with remote control

Good connectivity (Analogue 2 channel audio, Component Video, S-video)

Two headphone sockets (simple but useful)




Users of laptop computers with built-in DVD drives may not feel the need for a dedicated DVD palyer suh as this one

No support for CompactFlash cards

Memory card readers picture display facility is somewhat clunky in use



Competitive Internet Price: £239 inc. VAT



Star Rating: 8 Stars - High quality picture and sound, good battery life and build quality. Shop around, and youll find it for a very reasonable price for a branded device of this kind.