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AOC A20E221 20 in. EDTV-Ready LCD Television

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the build quality and design are overall positive. The usability and image quality also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the resolution and connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the AOC A20E221 20 in. EDTV-Ready LCD Television is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

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Definatly a sleeper brand!

 

Very compact! Great picture on my consoles (I don't have any HDTV channels).

There is a big jump in volume when going from a volume of 1 to 0 (mute) with the RCA audio inputs.

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Decent Image, but no HDMI!

 

The TV is smaller then you think. I would not buy it if you are going to be sitting more then 3-4 feet from it.

This works well as a video game system TV for systems that are using Component output. Regular TV looks good

The moment you want to use this TV for 1080i/720p - (Upscale DVD / HD-DVD or Blueray) you will be out of luck ; This is because almost all of that media is copy write protected and will not "upscale" or show high-definition over an analog line (i.e....

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Good dorm hd for the price

 

I read a lot of reviews and looked for a very long time before purchasing this and I honestly think that it is one of the best choices for this price range, even including slightly larger tvs that are a about the same price.

The TV has a beautiful display with numerous options to help customize it to your personal liking. The colors did seem slightly off out of the box, but were easily fixed, and once they were they were gorgeous. It's able to do full screen, 4:3, and...

The speakers seem weak when I'm watching dvds, but this could just be a problem with the dvd player because on my old tv I always had to turn the volume way up. I did notice that it is the same whether I use a console or a dvd player tough. They aren't...

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It just went dead

 

I had this TV a little less than 3 months as a bedroom TV. It was great while it worked, but this morning I went to turn it on and there was no power. I don't know if it's just a fuse or what, but it's dead as a doornail right now. We haven't had any...

Was a decent little TV for the price

It's less than 3 months old and it's dead as of this morning

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Fantastic Gaming/DVD TV

 

I highly recommend this TV to gamers looking for a good, cheap, small LCD TV. It's also used by a major console gaming organization for their competitions, which influenced my decision. I don't regret it in the least: great buy!

This is a fantastic TV for the size/price range. This is my first ever non-CRT television, and I couldn't be happier so far. The quality of the picture for DVD's and gaming on older and newer consoles couldn't be better. I consider myself a very...

The hardware stuff is a bit loud. The LCD beeps pretty loudly when it starts up, which could be a consideration for dorm room folks. There's also a clicking sound when you switch input modes, but I've been assured it's normal with this model. I don't...

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Exccellent

 

Extremely satisfied. Newegg got it to me in one day; I have no clue how.

This is an amazing HDTV for the price. It beats my old Phillips 26 inch to death. The contrast ratio is excellent, it has every hookup you would ever want, it is extremely lightweight and has a simple menu interface. Picture is beautiful. Even with the...

Slightly awkward placement of PC hookup, made up with easy component hookup for my 360

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Good.

 

No dead pixels. Widescreen image is best shown with a widescreen input, like a widescreen DVD player, otherwise image is stretched to fit.

HD picture. Widescreen. PC, component, S-Video, cable, and audio/video inputs. Headphone out jack. Adjustable image modes, 16:9 or 4:3

Does not have any audio output other than headphones. TV does not respond to the "0" button on the remote control. It did at first but not anymore

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Amazing HDTV for gamers!

 

This TV is PERFECT for gamers.

The PC display doesnt look too great because of resolution and size.

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PERFECT TV Cheap price, great picture, great sound, great TV! BUY THIS LCD HDTV

 

Great Picture Quality on gaming consoles -Great sound Quality to match the picture quality -Lots of inputs! -works as TV and monitor -20"=perfect size for bedrooms! -Elegant looks, silver on bottom and black on top looks better than I expected...

Um.

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Beautiful picture after color adjustment

 

I got this as a replacement bedroom TV.

Although the remote has controls for PIP, it is not supported on this TV.

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Product Specifications

Envision L20W421 brightens any room with its sleek widescreen design and high contrast ratio. Its multiple video inputs allow you to connect a progressive scan DVD player, PC, game console, or HDTV satellite/cable receiver. Enjoy your favorite widescreen programming up to1080i resolution with your HD receiver. With its 8ms response time it will please even the most discerning gamers. Compact enough to be used as a PC monitor or a television in your RV. Use a VESA wall mount to position it anywhere in the room. AOC delivers a feature loaded 20" widescreen LCD-TV at an impressive price with the Envision L20W421.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.1in/7.3in
Height:17.5in/19.5in
Weight:16.5lbs
Width:19.6in/21.5in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:AOC
Model:A20S431/L20S421/L20W421
Product Line:AOC

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

Brightness:450cd/m2/500cd/m2
Diagonal Size:20in
Diagonal Size (cm):51cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV monitor/Not certified
Display Format:720p
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9/4:3
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1/500:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768/640 x 480
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video/Composite / S-Video
Viewing Angle:160 degrees/176 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

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