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Sony KV FV12 Series TV (20", 24")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the energy efficiency and color are overall positive. The design and sound also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the reliability and remote control. Reviews are divided on the price.

image quality, sound, design, color, energy

remote control, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KV FV12 Series TV (20", 24") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony KV FV12 Series TV (20", 24")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Sony KV FV12 Series TV (20", 24") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

sound, image quality, price, design, energy

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KV-20FV12 20" Trinitron Wega Flat-Screen TVSony 24" FD Trinitron Wega? Stereo TV (KV-24FV12)Sony 24" FD Trinitron Wega® Stereo TV (KV-24FV12)

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Some image issues, but great

 

INTRO: 8 years ago, my dad won four INTRO: 8 years ago, my dad won four $100.00 Best Buy gift cards at his job. He gave one to his brother (my uncle), one to my mother, one to me, and kept one for himself. My uncle00.00 Best Buy gift cards at his...

clear & crisp distortion free picture…when playing video games

distortion from DVD's in certain scenarios, to large for one person to carry far

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Outstanding Small-Sized Television

 

Great Picture Decent Sound Decent Input Selection

Heavy Very Deep Back (possible shelving problem)

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Great television

 

Picture,sound,build

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Good but not problem free

 

Picture quality, good for small rooms with requirements for a slightly larger picture.

Price premium, lack of a 2nd S-Video or component input

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Good but not problem free

 

This model television has been discontinued by Sony but I thought I'd finally write a review on it a ...

Picture quality, good for small rooms with requirements for a slightly larger picture.

Price premium, lack of a 2nd S-Video or component input

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Poor Reliability - Sony KV20FV12

 

Great picture, solid sound & strong features

Poor reliability

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Poor Reliability - Sony KV20FV12

 

I purchased a Sony KV20FV12 20? color TV set on March 2002 and it was not working by July 2002 ? about five months of use. I contacted the Sony 800# and described the problem (the screen had a solid horizontal white line through the middle of the...

Great picture, solid sound & strong features

Poor reliability

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Flat with good looks. Like Sarah Jessica Parker.

 

I've been wanting a new Sony flat screen for two years. I fell in love with them when I saw one across the Sears show room. It was the crispiest picture I'd ever seen.

Flat screen. Good sound. Stylish.

It's not a bigger screen.

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Flat with good looks.Like Sarah Jessica Parker.

 

Flat screen.Good sound.Stylish.

It's not a bigger screen.

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Big bang for the buck!

 

You can't go wrong buying a 24" flat screen from Sony for $469. So after almost breaking my back loading this heavy sucker into my truck, I head home.

big bang for the buck, good picture quality, good sound

no component input, one S-video input, remote not ergonomic

Product Specifications

You'll always get the picture with Sony's KV-20FV12 20-inch FD Trinitron WEGA TV. The set features a 3-Line Digital Comb Filter that ensures maximum picture detail and resolution. It also comes equipped with Stereo Sound, S-Video Detection, V-Chip Parental Control (to protect the kids) and Favorite Channel, which allows you to easily scan the last five channels you were watching. It doesn't get easier than this. Sony's KV-20FV12 TV features Auto Pedestal Clamp and Auto White Balance. The Speed Surf allows for quick scanning of channels at the touch of a button. The Channel Fix automatically sets TV to specific channel (i.e., 3) for cable box control, allowing viewer to control cable box via the TV remote control. DAC Speaker System provides resonance bass response while midrange sounds are pumped forward to ensure clear dialog reproduction. Separate tweeters aimed to the front balance out the sound. The KV-20FV12 also features MTS stereo TV decoder, SteadySound auto volume, Advanced on-screen menu, Clock timer, and Sleep Timer (15/30/45/60/90).

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19.8in
Height:18.3in
Weight:59.5lbs
Width:22.1in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:20FV12
Product Line:Sony KV

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Silver

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

CRT Type:FD Trinitron
Diagonal Size:20in
Diagonal Size (cm):51cm
Digital Television Certification:Not certified
Image Aspect Ratio:4:3
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Series:WEGA
Technology:CRT
Type:CRT TV
Video Interface:Composite / S-Video

TV Tuner

dbx Noise Reduction: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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