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Coby TFTV4028 LED LCD HDTV Review$600.00
The TFTV4028 ($600 MSRP but found much cheaper several places online) is a 1080p LCD display from Coby with limited features. We thought to give Coby a shot after their huge display at CES this year.
There are definitely features to like about this television. The port selection allows three HD devices and two analog devices to be connected all at the same time. The contrast ratio is certainly above average, and the color gamut proved to be surprisingly accurate.
Many of these advantages had their own drawbacks. Though the contrast ratio was strong, this Coby could not display a really deep black level. Black level is all important for showing a great picture. You want your black value to be super dark, or else everything looks a bit hazy. Also, the grayscale lacks a significant amount of detail. We mentioned the accuracy of the color gamut, but the color temperature was wholly erratic, and the color detail was poor. The biggest drawback we found was the viewing angle. Any quality we found took a huge dive only 7.5º off center. This is a very tiny range. Your third and fourth guests will be sitting outside of the optimal viewing angle for this Coby.
The price is certainly alluring. You can find this 40-incher for about $400 online, but the quality is low enough that we do not think this is a deal. Buying a 40-inch television is an investment any way you do it, but for just a little bit more money, you can get a much better television.
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