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An upgrade to Axion’s popular portable: Axion AXN-8905 9-inch LCD TV. This 9″ inch portable television by Axion is built utilizing the company’s popular 7 inch platform! We noticed it performed similarly to its smaller cousin the Axion AXN- 8701. There are only a few substantial differences worth noting in this review. First is battery life: This 9-inch LCD will run 120 minutes on a fully charged battery verses 100 minutes with the smaller set. We tested the battery under normal viewing conditions on a couple of occasions and it lasted more than 3 hours during each test. Screen size is also larger by two inches diagonally and utilizes a wide screen active matrix TFT screen and has audio/video inputs to hook up just about anything, including a handy car AC adapter for use on the road. Using the USB port and the 3-in-1 (SD/MS/MMC) card reader also gives users the ability to use it as a digital frame or as a portable music device.

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Like it smaller counterpart, the Axion AXN-8905 works best if it is initially set up to a strong antenna (old fashion bunny ears won’t do the trick!) and allow the LCD to find channels utilizing the initial auto scan. If you fail do this, the ability to find channels manually will be limited to those found during the auto scan (regardless of over-the-air signal strength) and you will wonder why you purchased this TV. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of channels (about 40!) we got over the air with this little set. The Axion LCD has also provided a small kickstand that allows the viewer to watch hands free. Although the display is not a high definition (HD) set, it does a great job of displaying standard and HD programming.

Also, the Axion AXN-9505 only works with digital inputs (i.e. over the air, satellite, or digital ready cable) because it is only equipped with an ATSC tuner. This small LCD is not equipped with a DVD player either, so if you are looking for a portable television with a built-in DVD player we suggest looking elsewhere. Our reviewers agreed that the sound quality and volume was sufficient for its small size. Don’t expect great things out of the small twin speakers. We therefore suggest using earphones for enhanced sound quality.

We already reviewed the extended life battery. If its two to three hour charge isn’t enough for your needs, it is equipped with a AC power cord and can also be connected to a car adapter.

All thing considered, this is one of the best portable digital LCD televisions on the market today. Although it retails at $189.00, we’ve seen it online as little as $90.00. This is one of the better portable LCDs we’ve tested, our reviewer think its definitely worth the price.

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Toshiba 26LV610U Review – 26-Inch 720p LCD w/ DVD Player

A Trusted Name in HDTV sets: Toshiba’s 26LV610U with a 26-inch LCD screen and built-in DVD player. For consumers looking for a name brand 26 inch with built-in DVD, this Toshiba is a great choice. Smaller and mid sized televisions that provide onboard DVD players are generally “store brands” or no-name makers that can leave you a little nervous. However, with Toshiba’s attention to detail and quality we recommend sticking with this manufacturer if you are looking for a mid-sized TV/DVD combo. We are particularly fond HDTV/DVD player combination sets in areas where one cannot afford the extra space (or mess of cables!) for a DVD player. This set’s native resolution is 720p and does a great job handling 1080i and 480p resolutions as well. Images are solid and clear. An item worth mentioning is that this set native display is in 16:9 wide screen whereas most over the air programming is still broadcast in 4:3. This should not be an issue where the screen size is a healthy 26 inches.

Toshiba 26LV610U

The 26-inch LCD is equipped with a built-in ATSC / QAM / NTSC Tuners for both DTV and analog TV viewing. The Toshiba 26LV610U provides users with the standard connection components, including two increasingly important HDMI port. Our reviewers were very impressed with the television’s display qualities whether watching programming or a DVD via the built-in player. We tested the following DVD formats without any issues: DVD/DVD-R/DVD-RW/CD/CD-R/CD-RW/VCD.

The Toshiba 26LV610U is Energy Star 3.0 compliant and won’t cost much to operate. We’ve found that a LCD/DVD set that is Energy Star rated is a rarity. Sound quality on this set is sufficient for most applications, but could be better with the addition of a sound bar. Initial set up is simple and easy, in spite of the numerous features this LCD offers. If you are looking for a well built, top of the line 26 inch LCD with DVD player, this Toshiba is a great option. It normally retails for about $475, but we have seen it at a few online retailers for about $400. Our reviewers really liked this set!

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ViewSonic VT2430 Review – 24-Inch LCD HDTV

Up for Review: ViewSonic VT2430 LCD HDTV. ViewSonic is better known for its LCD Monitors than television sets. However, following our review of the VT2430, we could not be more impressed with its dual TV/monitor capabilities. With a 24 inch viewable screen, it is a great size for smaller spaces like second bedrooms, kitchens or dorm rooms. Its native 1920×1080 pixel resolution is capable of reproducing full HD programming. This TV also does a great job of handling other non-native signals from 720p to standard definition 480p signals. If you are looking at this 24 inch set for its display capabilities you will not be disappointed.

ViewSonic VT2430

The PC image generated with the ViewSonic VT2430 is extremely great. We’ve tested the set as a monitor with the resolution set at 1920×1080 and it was perfect match with our PC. We tried eight other resolution settings that work just as well – just lower resolution results. Regardless of the resolution sent from the PC, the VT2430 automatically adjusts for the best picture with each setting.

The ViewSonic VT2430 also produces ample amounts of clear and clean volume that will fill the room. It’s equipped with a good number of input/output slots (including a single HDMI port), so hook up to any devise is not a problem. This TV also handily exceeds Energy Star 3.0 compliance standards and creates substantial savings when its turned on or when it’s in standby mode. It normally retails for about $400, but we have seen it online for around $260. This television/monitor is equipped with great features at a great price, you can purchase this flat panel LCD with confidence.

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Viore’s great Improvement:Viore LC22VX60PB 22-inch LCD TV. Viore has become a player in the North American HDTV market in the past year; providing consumers with a line of inexpensively priced and oftentimes marginally constructed televisions. We are pleased to report this year the price for these HDTVs has remained about the same, but the quality of Viore’s EXCEL series has improved. Viore’s 22 inch LCD is a solid entry level HDTV and does a decent job of displaying programming in its native 720p resolution or in 480p standard definition viewing. The contrast ratio of 800:1 coupled with a relatively bright luminescence of 400 cd/m2, generates images that our reviewers thought were vividly colored and reasonably contrasted. All in all the video quality is decent and should suffice for most applications.

Viore LC22VX60PB

The Viore LC22VF59‘s set up and initial programming is simple and straightforward. The TV-only remote is user-friendly and easy to navigate. Sound quality is decent with the two on board speakers provide generous amounts and quality sound for regular viewing situations. The display on this 22 inch LCD is easy see from just about any angle in the room thanks to its standard 170 degree horizontal viewing radius.

Viore provides owners of the LC22VX60PB with a single HDMI port, one S-video input, a component and composite video input so the LCD can be connected to any number of HD devices. The television also provides a VGA slot for the LCD’s use as a computer monitor. We were generally impressed with the image quality associated when the display is utilized as a monitor.

The Viore LC22VX60PB is a great set for consumers looking for an LCD that can be used in a spare bedroom, the kitchen, or the RV. With its simple and straightforward on screen user guide and its solid picture and sound quality, this Viore HDTV is an inexpensive and solid choice.

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Toshiba 19AV600U Review – 19-Inch LCD HDTV

A great smaller set: Toshiba 19AV600U. This 19 inch 720p LCD was a diamond in the rough for the Clever Reviews team. This television does a great job displaying SD 480p and HD 720p broadcasting and were extremely impressed with clear images on this smaller 19 inch display. This set’s native resolution is 720p but does an excellent job of up converting 1080i and 1080p resolutions. Images are clear, crisp, and bright. This Toshiba has a great display!

Toshiba 19AV600U

This Toshiba 19 inch LCD is equipped with a standard built-in ATSC / QAM / NTSC Tuners to handle DTV and analog TV viewing, However, we are pleased to report that the internal tuner is surprisingly strong and does a great job picking up a number of over-the-air digital signals. The Toshiba 19AV600U is equipped with a number of connectivity ports including two HDMI slots (one would have been nice on a TV of this size but two is even better!). The set is equipped with a wide array of rear and side hook ups, so regardless of how you want to utilize the display (as a computer monitor, display for video gaming, or use with a Blu-Ray player) it can handle it.

The Toshiba 19AV600U is Energy Star 3.0 compliant and will save its owner a good amount of money if they are replacing an older tube set with this flat panel LCD. We should report the setting up and initial configuration of the set was simple and straightforward. We know other users have had issues with this LCD’s ability to produce adequate and clear sound. However, this was not our reviewer’s experience. This set can produce ample sound and quality was very nice. This is a really solid 19 inch LCD and our reviewers unanimously agreed it would be a solid selection. It normally retails for about $275.00, but we have seen it at a few online retailers for about $190. Considering the experiences we’ve had with other smaller sets from Toshiba we give it our recommendation. Purchase with confidence!

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