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Axion AXN-8701

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1171 reviews of Axion AXN-8701. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the price and sound are generally positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and energy efficiency get mixed views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Axion AXN-8701 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1123 user reviews of Axion AXN-8701 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Views about the price and sound are generally positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the energy efficiency and remote control are different. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Axion AXN-8701 7-Inch Widescreen Handheld LCD TV with Built-In Tuner, Black (2009 Model)Axion AXN-8701 7-Inch Widescreen Handheld LCD TV with Built-In Tuner, BlackAxion AXN-8701 7-Inch Widescreen Handheld LCD TV with Built-In Tuner, Black

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: deltanola1 (

A Must for Your Emergency Kit


If you don't have a backup generator, this is a must during a storm or a brownout.

Ease of operation. Purchased for a good price. Color and audio are fine. Worked well during the last power outages. Digital station reception very good

Does not offer regular battery alternative as a power source. An optional AA external battery pack would be a plus. No carrying case

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Narg (

You get what you pay for...


I finally decided to replace an old Radio Shack handheld TV that I used during storms (I live in "Tornado Alley") It seemed to take forever to get some digital handheld TVs on the market. I'd say skip this one. It's bigger than I thought it would be,...

Super cheap price ; Simple operation

Bad reception, even with external ant ; Low resolution screen ; Non replacable batteries ; Low run time on included batteries ; No manual tuning ; Big, too big for real handheld

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Flashback (

Very good A+++


Excellent product for the Price

Not excellent but good picture quality,nice design,very good reception with external Antenna,good sound,Built-in rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery,Built-in Antenna etc

Poor reception in built-in Antenna

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Dr. Maxx (

So good I bought two!


I keep one in the kitchen and the second one is in my 4x4 and used for camping and fishing trips. Both units have the same clear picture and are built well. They came with all the accessories I could need. I was so pleased with my first unit that when...

I was impressed with it's picture, which was clear and crisp, and it's small size after seeing one in use at a gun show last Fall. I finally found one a few weeks later, but paid nearly twice as much as the one I bought on a Shell Shocker deal here at...

No cons except the possibility the teeny-tiny remote might get misplaced easily. The remote actually fits in the watch pocket of my Levi's

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Fox Mulder (

TV excellent portatil


the price is exact

Its excellent taille, trasmition need antenna externe include pack. accessories full for multimedia DVD player, camcorder, video externe. signal high ; Good product for purchase. i recommended

shipping is 7 - 12 days plus ; not have problemes

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Poor Reception


I bought this for my father for a Christmas present in 2008, when all the channels switched to digital, when his old analog version would not longer be useful. At that time there were only one or two digitial tv's on the market. I paid $180 back then...

Light weight, and has a clear picture on channels that it does get

This tv does not get good reception at all. I could only get one or two channels . Tried everything to get better reception, but it just does not work

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: playfla (

Quad duty


Bought this for both a security camera monitor and emergency TV when needed (hurricane season) but it also works well as an external monitor for my camcorder. I was worried that with all day use the battery would overcharge and get hot but it only...

Even when plugged in it does not charge battery while the TV is turned on

Newegg's price went way down after my purchase. No carry case included. Manual and documentation unclear on battery charging procedures. For optimum battery life this is critical information. BEFORE USING for the first time plug it in and leave it OFF...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Jon (

Never worked



Even when I hooked it up to my cable, it was only able to get a few cable stations. Was not even able to get one channel even with the external antenna

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: dave (

Good, not great


If you just need an emergency TV or something to use outside (too much interference inside), it's a nice unit. I don't enjoy fishing, but I go with my step-father for bonding time and this thing saves my sanity.

Good price and works well as an emergency television or something to watch out at the lake

400x280 screen resolution which is not that great. Bought it to use as a focus monitor for my camcorder and the resolution isn't good enough to pull focus. It also doesn't support HD through the AV, so the signal from my camcorder was distorted

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: netguy (

True story


In case you were wondering, for many years I had a B&W cigarette lighter & battery 5" TV, but it NTSC only - obsolete now.

Why do you need a portable battery powered TV ; Read on my friend ; It was Jan 1994 just after the Northridge Quake hit. I turned on the emergency radio and heard "we think it's an earth quake we are waiting for more information" - worthless. As soon...


Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

Axion AXN-8701 widescreen portable handheld TV gives you the ability to enjoy your favorite television programs anywhere in your home – even away from home. Use it to watch TV while others are occupying the main TV or the room where it is located. Watch the morning news without having to get out of bed, or while sun bathing in the back yard. The LCD TV has a 7-inch LCD widescreen that offers a high-resolution, high-brightness display. The built-in ATSC/NTSC tuner for both analog and digital channels and the built-in antenna enables you to receive crisp reception of your favorite channels - and it will work after the digital to analog transition on February 19, 2009. The AXN-8701 comes with an additional external antenna to help receive stronger reception. The portable player features A/V input for external audio/video sources. The built-in twin speaker system allows for multiple people to watch at once or you can plug your headphones into the headphone jack to enjoy your favorite programs without disturbing those around you. The rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery offers you a sufficient amount of time to watch several of your favorite shows without having to frequently recharge the battery. Portable TV includes an AC power adapter as well as a car adaptor (used by plugging into the cigarette lighter of your car) so you will be able to have unlimited use on a long road trip. Remote control, A/V cables and instruction manual are also included with portable TV player.

Dimensions & Weight



Product Line:Axion


Diagonal Size:7in
Diagonal Size (cm):17.8cm
Digital Television Certification:Not certified
Video Interface:Composite

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC
TV Tuner Presence: Yes