RCA Model LED32A32A30RQ TV

RCA TV
I recently picked up the 32 inch RCA model LED32A30RQ TV. It has a resolution of 1366x 768 and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It has the following connections:

  • 1 RCA component video input
  • L/R Audio input for component
  • 1 RCA composite video input
  • 1 L/R Audio input for composite
  • VGA input
  • Audio input for VGA
  • 4 HDMI connections
  • 1 Digital audio output
  • 1 Analog output
  • 1 earphone jack

The fourth HDMI connection was a pleasant surprise because the description says only 3 HDMI connections, although the specifications say four HDMI inputs (it is a little confusing). The HDMI connections and the analog audio output are on the side panel. On the bottom panel are the rest of the connections. The HDMI connections are a little cramped and because the panel is dark it is hard to get things connected, unless you have good lighting. The other big complaint I have is with the sound coming directly from the TV it is really tinny. However, connected to a receiver or sound system it sounds great. I think the picture is fine, however I haven’t been able to do a full calibration yet. When you switch from output to another there is a bit of delay, but it is not too bad. The hardest part of the setup was trying to figure out how to connect to the stand, the directions weren’t very clear.

After having it for a couple of weeks, my husband and I are both really happy with this TV it is perfect for a small room. At $264.00 including taxes the price couldn’t be beat, it was originally almost $400.00. I ordered it right on time, because by the time it arrived 3 days later it was sold out and is now no longer available through Wal-Mart. In fact I can’t find it for sale on any site. If you do find it for sale and have a small room, I recommend you pick it up.

RCA Introduces Android TV

At CES 2011 RCA unveiled their version of Android TV – yes, a TV that runs not Google TV, but Android itself.  It’s not available yes, but it’s well into development  – far enough that they could show it off at their booth.  In fact, they are talking about a possible Fall 2011 release.  The big selling point for an Android TV is obviously apps.  That’s what everyone found so lacking in the recent Google TV rollout – the lack of any apps to allow users to customize the devices.

Internet connected TV’s, on their own, are becoming more and more common and have certainly come a long way since the first ones that featured Yahoo widgets only a few years ago.  Now with Android being ported to the big screen it could be a whole new step forward for the connected living room.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.

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