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Akai LCT 85TA Series TV (27", 32", 37")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the remote control and resolution. Comments are divided on the sound.

price, image quality, usability, design, durability

resolution, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Akai LCT 85TA Series TV (27", 32", 37") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Akai LCT 85TA Series TV (27", 32", 37")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Akai LCT 85TA Series TV (27", 32", 37") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

price, image quality

remote control, sound

36% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Akai LCT3785TA 37" LCD HDTV With ATSC TunerAkai LCT3285TA 32" LCD HDTV With ATSC TunerAkai LCT2785TA 27" LCD HDTV with ATSC Tuner

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Akai LCT3785TA Review – 37-inch LCD HDTV

 

With a long history of innovation and leadership in the fields of audio and video consumer electronics, Akai has once again tried to develop a product that meets the contemporary demands of the consumers. So, if you are looking for an HDTV model, then...

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Very short service life.

 

If adventuring is your type. Go for it. But if you're not then stay away from Akai.

I'm very lucky. Other who buy this TV, it lasted only a year or so. Mine is 2 years

I brought the TV from Radioshack around Christmas 2006, the price was $1,199.00. 3 months later the price was dropped to $899.That's breaking my heart dearly. Now it stop working. NO PICTURE and NO SOUND. The most importance thing NOWHERE to turn to

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junk

 

low price

died after 16 months, no support

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good tv for the price

 

This was a great deal purchused the tv from frys electronics for 399.99 so for the amount its a great deal.

hdtv lcd for cheap

there are no problems except maybe off brand

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1st TV didnt work

 

i got this tv for Christmas. i immediately plugged it up and when i turned it on the picture was absolutely horrible. i tried turning it off then back on, unhooking the cable and and plugging it back in, but it was still horrible. i took it back today...

great size, beautiful picture.. for the second tv

a few bugs, weird sound options

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Great TV, but it started aliasing early and had to have a new MOBO

 

The MOBO went out after only six months and Akai promptly replaced it. Only problem, the tech who replaced the MOBO said Akai sent him an inferior board. That board caused new issues, i.e., minor aliasing and the display does not reflect the proper...

Great picture for the money when it is working

TV was not restored to its original quality after MOBO replacement

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Best LCD for the price!

 

ive had this tv for about 2 weeks and i love it, this is the 3rd lcd tv i bought in this price range and this one has the best performance of them all, great tv id recomned to anyone, also the stand is very cheap and tricky to put together,wall mount...

Excellent contrast, and refresh rate, and the sharpness is best ive seen for the price

the dvd player is very low budget, but gets the job done, stand is tricky to put together

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Great HDTV for a Great Price

 

The best part about this Monitor is the price compared to other 27" HDTV's. I am also using it as a second monitor for my secondary computer. It has VGA input as well. Two cable, three or four RCA video (stereo audio). I'm impressed with all the...

Low Cost Good Picture

Adjustments are hard to adjust

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Almost!

 

I am really happy with the price and the picture, the sound cand be a bit annoying. Like I said above its a low end problem (bass). The best way I can describe it is it sounds like popcorn popping (muffeled) when people are talking. I am highly...

Great alternative to Samsung LCD TVs. Great Picture - Good Price

Poor owners manual. Fails to go in detail about options and controls. Poorly made remote control. Not backlit. The worst thing about this tv is that there is NO universal remote codes. Meaning, you can only use their remote, no other! Also, I think...

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Very Nice

 

Got mine at Rxxxo Sxxxk for about 80 bucks more, but I don't trust ups with tv's :)

Very nice for the price, backlight noticable in corners in a dark room, but agian not bad for price

Backlight in corners

Product Specifications

Akai is a company with a long history of innovation and leadership in the fields of audio and video consumer electronics. For the past decades, Akai has been a major factor in the electronics industry. From its early days of dominant marketshare in the reel-to-reel recording industry, to modern day state of the art home entertainment systems, Akai continues to be a leader in the consumer electronics industry. PRODUCT FEATURES: Built-in ATSC Tuner for over-the-air HDTV broadcast reception; High Definition Monitor with 480p, 720p, and 1080i input capability; High brightness (550 cd/m2); 1.366 x 768 native resolution for optimal HDTV performance; Beautiful color depth with a contrast ratio of 1000: 1; Wide Screen aspect ratio (16: 9) for complete home theater experiences; Wide viewing angle (176 degrees H, 176 degrees V); 12w (6w x 2) Power amplifier; Sleep timer for auto shut off; Full-function Remote Control and Table Top Stand included; Elegant design fits any decor; HDTV compatible through HDMI and component (YPbPr) inputs; Conventional video through S-video and composite video inputs; VGA port for connection to PC.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Header

Manufacturer:Akai
Model:LCT3785TA
Product Line:Akai

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

Brightness:550cd/m2
Diagonal Size:37in
Diagonal Size (cm):94cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:800:1
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:176 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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