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The Ideal Christmas Gift For The College Student

Reviewing: Dynex Dx L19 10 A  |  Rating:
forbiddenglory By forbiddenglory on
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Having the desire to "spice" up my college dorm, I decided to do some research on LCD TV's that wouldn't take up too much space, considering my dorm wasn't very spacious and my workspace (desk and most other items) is situated underneath a lofted bed. That is where Dynex came in (I thank one of my suitemates for introducing me to this very affordable LCD TV).

At first, considering it was from a brand that I beforehand was completely oblivious to, I was a bit hesitant to spend $180, feeling as if I'd start to regret it within the first few days of purchase. Even with constant laud from other owners, I still felt rather uncomfortable, but primarily because $200 was the amount I'd be working with for a good while, and I wanted to ensure that I'd be getting my money's worth. After a week of extensive research, I decided to give it a shot.

Couple of hours later, jubilant as ever, I was almost entirely satisfied with the LCD TV. The only drawback? The audio, but provided that it's $180 and only a 19 inch, this was perfectly acceptable. The LCD TV, to which Best Buy decided to recently add on a glossy touch, itself gives you 1 HDMI port to hook such things as modern generation video game consoles into the television, jacks for component cables/2 sets of jacks for composite cables, ports for S-Audio and RF Antenna cables, and a PC input (which I've been using frequently -- on a personal note, I find that connecting your laptop to an LCD TV on the "Extended Monitor" setting increases one's productivity). Of course, all of these cables are sold separately, with the exception of the composite and component cables. An unimpressively designed remote comes along with the LCD TV (batteries from a totally foreign brand are included also); however, this is merely minor. Additionally, the LCD TV gives you a number of different options, for the purpose of adjusting the television set to your preferred settings.

Bottom line is, if you're looking to own an LCD TV that is relatively small and provides you a bang for your buck, then look no further. Hook some external speakers (I've recently purchased a 2.1 speaker system set from Logitech @ $25 from Newegg) to this bad boy, set the audio to regular (NOT on surround - this is absolutely pivotal for an optimal sound experience) and you're ready to go!