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Initial DTV-172 / 231/ 262/322/372

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Initial DTV-172 / 231/ 262/322/372. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and sound are on the whole positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and remote control.

usability, image quality, price, sound, durability

reliability, remote control, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Initial DTV-172 / 231/ 262/322/372 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Initial DTV-172 / 231/ 262/322/372 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People really like the design and durability. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the sound and remote control.

usability, image quality, price, durability, design

reliability, remote control, sound

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: raihanh (

Never buy hdtv from Initial


If you are reading this please do not buy anything from this company I repeat do no buy from Initial. This HDTV i bought 1st the remote stopped working so I got a replacement after 1 month of wait and customer service do not speak english at all.. The...

Its looks like a TV

Does not work and components fails one by one

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: wilywally (

Great low priced small LCD TV!


Great small LCD TV. Small enough to fit in small spaces. Low priced alternative for 1st time buyers. Would also be great. as a second set.

Compact, lots of features found only on larger sets

Must pull out unit to insert DVDs on the left side

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

remote failure



volume very weak

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: Falc (

Great Bedroom Television


This is exactly what i was looking for our bedroom television. While LCD's typically aren't yet as crisp as CRT's when watching regular television, from a distance it is fine. With the ability to throw videos on a dvd-r and watch is impressive and...

Solid, compact LCD tv ; HD Capable ; Widescreen ; USB & Card Reader ; DVD's look GREAT ; Comes with lots of cables for input/outputs ; Would be awesome computer monitor ; Always fast shipping from NewEgg ; Reads jpeg, mp3, mpeg & avi files (ohhh the...

Initial?!? not much history on them (Took a chance) ; USB 1.1... (equals slow transfers from camera/memory stick, nice feature though) ; awkward remote ; sleep timer is hidden in menus ; must turn power on to eject discs

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

Enjoy watching TV or work from home with this 2-in-1 Initial 17" LCD TV/ PC monitor combo. The TV's high-resolution, slim and stylish LCD display offers a vivid picture of your favorite programs. Includes VGA input for PC use, TV tuner, stereo headphone output, 1280 x 768 WXGA resolution, 176-degree viewing angle, A/V, S-video and component video inputs and a fully functional remote control. Wall mountable. Comes with AV Cables; Component Video Cables; RF/ Antenna Extension Cable; AC Adapter; Remote Control/ User Manual

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD player


Manufacturer:Initial Technology
Product Line:Initial

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Combined with:Built-in DVD player
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (cm):43cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV monitor
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:400:1
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Resolution:1280 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video
Viewing Angle:120 degrees

TV Tuner

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