Haier LE24B13800 23.6-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD TV (Black)
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- 24-Inch LED HDTV
- Ultra Slim LED HDTV
- Full HD 1080p Resolution
- 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
- 3W/channel speakers
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The Haier LE24B13200 Core Series 24" Ultra Slim LED HDTV is a sleek edge-lit LED TV that delivers crisp video at ease. It has full 1080p high definition capabilities and a dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000 to 1. It features 2 HDMI inputs for HD devices, one PC input for use as a computer monitor and 1 component input for all sorts of devices. It also has a direct USB input which gives you the ability to view images and video and listen to music from a USB-connected device. It's Energy Star 4.2 approved for ultimate efficiency and comes with a USB input for USB devices. At just 1.6 inches thick, it can fit just about anywhere and look good doing it.
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Per my pun in the title, I'm not very happy with this "TV." Truly, it isn't ready for Prime Time.
The picture took a little tweaking (default sharpness is WAY too high), and surprisingly, even with strong cable signals, you have to set the Noise filter to "Weak" (as opposed to "Off") or else you get jpeg artifacts (or something like them) floating in backgrounds and old analog channels looked pastel-ish. Once you tweak it, the picture is okay and the sound is fine.
But the real killer is the tuner itself, and somewhat related to it, the slowish, sometimes forgetful brains of the TV.
The tuner has problems locking on frequency on the higher channel numbers, say in the 120's. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. (As an Electrical Engineer, I suspect some sort of PLL design problem.) The first set my friend bought was worse, and wouldn't lock on to a lot of high channels. An exchange unit does better, but still won't lock on one channel. When was the last time you ever saw a TV that couldn't tune channels?
Given the history of the units bought on sale at Fry's, one wonders if the units we experienced are gray market rejects, sold at a discount? Maybe full price units do better?
The Remote, and the brains behind it, seem slow and forgetful. For example, after you run through the show/hide menu of channels, it takes about 10 seconds before the TV is ready for input. It's almost like the thing has a one bit, 1 Hz microcontroller for brains. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to do a first time channel scan, whereas her other units can do it in five.
Even after you've set preferences, they will sometimes change on you for unknown reasons. (Cosmic Rays? An old engineering joke.)
And worse, the channel recall only seems to recall your last channel for a minute or two! So if you don't keep flipping back between channels, it must figure you're happy where you are (never mind that most commercials sequences run about three or four minutes) and it forgets the last channel and clicking "recall" simply brings up the channel you're currently on. Really bizarre.
The remote itself is semi-usable, typical of Chinese/Japanese designers who don't seem to grasp ergonomics.
I like the Electronic Programming Guide, which our more expensive, brand name units don't have, but the on screen fonts on this unit are tiny, very hard to read from six feet away and I see no way to adjust font size. I'll post some pictures if someone asks me.
The box says "Official HDTV of the NBA." Guess that proves that if you jump through enough hoops, anyone can get an endorsement.
P.S. You're asking why she keeps it? She doesn't watch it. She bought it more for "decoration" in a guest room and wanted a cheap 26" TV there for the occasional once a year visitor. Were it up to me (it's not) this TV does not pass the "man cave test."
There really are not any pluses to this TV - it's just a TV. If it didn't have any probems, I'd give it 4 stars. Nothing fancy. I do like that I can plug the cable line in the side (instead of the back) so it mounts flush against a wall. Plus, I like that it has a VGA port meaning I can use it as a monitor.
However, the 2 drawbacks are enough to warrant me to say don't purchase this TV. (In fact, I'm returning mine tonight). I'm hooked up to basic cable. When viewing channels under 20, it works fine. However, when channel surfing to channels above 20, the TV will occasionally freeze up, show a blue screen, and do nothing. There are 2 recovery methods from this issue - either wait and randomly press buttons on the remote or the side panel and hope one eventually works. (If one does eventually work, it could be anywhere from 20 seconds to 5 minutes. I gave up after that). Then you can go into the menu system to where you can add and delete channels and change the channel there. Then exit out of the menu system and continue surfing until it happens again. The other solution is to detach the cable TV line, wait about 20 seconds, go into the menu system, change the channel, then plug the cable line back in.
I tried to minimize the issue by deleting all duplicate channels above 20 as well as the ones that commonly caused it to lock up, but even then others caused these same problem.
The TV remote speed is also annoying. After pressing channel up or down you have to wait a full second before you can do something else. When in the menu system, you have to wait about 1.5 seconds between selecting an an action and changing it's value.
I bought this for $125 new. I personally wouldn't pay more than $50 for it and even then, would probably be very annoyed. It seems like it would work fine as a computer monitor, but as a TV monitor, it's severely lacking in quality at almost any price.
I do not have cable everywhere. But it does have the internals to connect to those providers.
The reception is great. Cannot imagine how good it be if it was hooked to cable or a satellite! Lots of features! Great price also!