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Alba 19 Inch HD Ready Digital LCD TV - Black.

This TV will not work with digital signals in the Republic of Ireland, you will require a digital set top box or satellite source LCD TV: This Alba 19 inch HD Ready widescreen LCD TV has a digital tuner built in. Television picture quality: HD Ready. Freeview digital tuner. 19in (48cm) widescreen TV with 48cm visible screen size. Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels. 50Hz. Brightness 300cd/m2. Contrast ratio 1000:1 (native). Response time 6ms. Viewing angle 160/160 degrees. Progressive scan. Connectivity: 1 HDMI socket. 1 SCART socket. Composite. AV socket (rear). Sound quality: NICAM stereo sound system. 2 x 2.5 watts RMS power output. Digital features: Digitally interactive. Digital text. Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available. Auto setup. Now and next programme guide. 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG). Top up TV compatible. CI slot. Audio description compatible. Additional features: UHF/VHF tuner. Sleep timer. Child lock. Remote control batteries required 2 x AAA (included). Size of TV H31.5, W46, D7cm. Weight of TV 4kg (unpackaged). Complete with tabletop stand. Size of TV with stand H35.4, W46, D15.5cm. Weight of TV with stand 4.15kg. Suitable for wall mounting with a VESA 75 x 75mm bracket (bracket not included). Energy efficiency information: Standby power consumption 1 watt.
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can you tell me if this tv has built in freeview
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markb
Location: bognor regis
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yes it has freeview built in
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David
Location: lancs
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Yes
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mark
Location: Gloucester
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Yes it does.
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maria
Location: lincolnshire
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yes but do make sure you are in an area that can receive freeview as I live in kent and cannot receive freeview since the digital switchover.
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princesssheba
Location: kent
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Yes
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Bill
Location: Esher
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Yes
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Eileen
Location: Newtownabbey
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yes
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peter
Location: paisley
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Yes it has but we have not been able to access this facility
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Charliebod
Location: County Durham
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Yes it does, very easy to use
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Ingrid
Location: Shropshire
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1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Yes, freeview built in but the TV automaticially loads onto terrestial and you have to change it over to freeview
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Pauline
Location: Antrim
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Yes, also has a separate EGP button which makes accessing the programme menu very easy.
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Iain
Location: Lincolnshire
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Aerial required?
Hey all just curious. I am aware that it comes with freeview built in, but does it have its own aerial built in to be able to pick up the signal or do i have to buy one seperately?
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jonesy
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Hi, thank you for your question.

I have looked in to this and you will just need to attach to your normal aerial as there is the in built tuner.

Thank you for using Question & Answer.
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Argos Helpers
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I have cable TV upstairs now but before that was installed I used a standard indoor aerial with this TV and was able to tune in to Freeview quite easily. An aerial is not generally supplied with a TV of this size. You usually get them with 14" .
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Foxy
Location: Tyne and Wear
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Hi there in answer to your question no you have to use either your wall ariel or a booster and splitter.
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chris
Location: Hertfordshire
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1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Need to buy a seperate ariel.
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Chelle
Location: Lancs
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If you just plug it in to original aeriel that picks up all channels
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Lisa
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is there a connection for a pc
is there a connection socket to connect to a pc
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kazzer
Location: leicester
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There is a VGA socket on the back, however I have tried 3 different units and they all didn't work with a VGA lead plugged in. TV wouldn't power up on 2 of them and wouldn't switch back to TV mode on the third one. Avoid this TV.
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Prizla
Location: Cornwall
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5out of 9found this answer helpful.
yes there is a connection socket for a pc
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oldbid54
Location: cheshire
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2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Yes
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Ozzy
Location: Manchester
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1out of 1found this answer helpful.
yes, it has pc in connection
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ritchiedj
Location: Gwent
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1out of 1found this answer helpful.
There is a VGA socket to connect to a PC
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Martin
Location: Powys
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where is the on/off switch
the manual says this TV has an on / off switch - as does some of the reviews

all I can find is a standby button at the side

some reviews say there is an on/off switch at the top - there isnt on mine - same model number

the standby light is very bright and flashes - very annoying
want to switch it off when not in use - plug is hard to reach (behind a unit)
please advise.
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rsdavidson
Location: Glasgow
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Thank you very much for question and I can confirm it is in the side.
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Argos Helper 22
Location: Argos
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Mine is on the front near the base and does not flash on and off
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Arthur
Location: South Ayrshire
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As far as I know, you have to switch to standby and then switch off at the mains. My lounge TV which is 32" is exactly the same. I think on/off switches are going out of fashion now. My standby light only flashes for a few seconds and the light itself is very pale blue and does not disturb us at night. Why not try an extension lead and reposition your TV in order to reach plug more easily?
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Foxy
Location: Tyne and Wear
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I do not like leaving anything on stand by.
What I use is a Remote controlled socket set. An adapter is placed in the socket then the tv is plugged into it. You can then turn the TV off from anywhere in the home.
Hope this helps.
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jolyn
Location: Greater Manchester
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I can only switch mine off using the plug - sorry! I have an on/off switch on the top but all it does is put it on standby.
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Allison
Location: Glasgow
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what does top up tv compatible mean
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jimmy
Location: glasgow
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It means that if you want to add ESPN or any of the pay per view channels on freeview that you can.Hope this helps.

Dave
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Oxford Dave
Location: Oxford
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Top up tv compatible means that you can purchase extra sky channels for the tv e.g uk tv gold. A monthly subscription for the channels would be required.
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shades
Location: West Yorkshire
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Top up tv compatible means it will work with a top up tv set top box. Top up tv is when you pay money in able to watch tv. You must top it up regularly to watch any channels.
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James
Location: Bristol
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I think it means new channels can be loaded by using auto install. It may mean the TV upsdates itself. Not sure - we have only just purchased the Tv but my big one installs new channels on its own. Hope this is of some help.
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Gill C
Location: South Yorkshire
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does it have built in freeview
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piggy
Location: north wales
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Yes, in-built Freeview.
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Karen
Location: Derry
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Yes it is all set to be tuned for Freeview
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corblimey41
Location: Essex
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Yes
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wynn
Location: Gt Manchester
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Will this TV connect direct to a "Dish"
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Geoff
Location: Harwich
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Yes
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David
Location: Roxburghshire
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No
You require a satellite receiver
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George
Location: West Sussex
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It is not ready for Freesat. It has freeview and will connect to your aerial
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Xanadu
Location: West Yorkshire
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Why does the stand-by light flash
Sometimes when I come down in the morning the stand-by light is flashing. Switching on the TV and then off again stops it but does anyone know why it does it and how I can stop it.
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Cheshireite
Location: Wilmslow
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THE REASON THE BLUE LIGHT FLASHES IS BECAUSE ITS REMINDING YOU THAT YOU HAVE PRE BOOKED A PROGRAM TO WATCH UN HI LITE IT AND IT STOPS FLASHING
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LINDYBUG
Location: CALLINGTON
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Might be if there has been a digital update overnight. The instructions say updates happen overnight so recommend leaving plugged in some of the time so these are received. This might affect the buttton,
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fred
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My stand by light is always steady. Sounds like a fault. Take it back before the guarantee expires.
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Ozzy
Location: Manchester
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is this tele got dual frequency?
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frog
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YES
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RAYMOND
Location: WEORKSHIRESTY
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YES
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GEORGIE
Location: LONDON
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Yes. Digital and Analogue
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Cassa100
Location: Banbridge
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Question
I have tuned the set in several times, but unfortunately it is ony programming 12/13 freeview stations !!
Can you please guide me in the right direction to be able to receive all the Freeview channels on my recently purchsed Alba 19" HD ready TV set?

I have checked the aeriel with another Freeview set and this picks ups all the listed channels...Have I got a duff set ? What do you recommend that I should do next ?

Best regards.... Jack B. . . .
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bpooler2
Location: blackpool
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Hi, thank you for your question.

If you have any problems with the TV please call the customer service line or return to store and will get this resolved.

Thank you for using Question & Answer.
Staff Answer
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Argos Helpers
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try moving the ariel ,i had this problem so i moved the ariel as i had one that sat behind the tv and i rescaned and got more channels
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LINDYBUG
Location: CALLINGTON
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We bought ours about 2 weeks ago and it tuned in straight away to all the stations. If you have tried another set on that aerial then I would say it is the set itself.

Regards Pam
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Pamela
Location: Wrexham
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