Is very low quality TV, unreliable TV.because if not international brand, you can't get more info. Mitsubishi TVs are badged Black Diamond in Ireland.
These mainly used chassis by BEK or Vessel, both Turkish. I'd avoid the set TBH, as they're not the greatest. BTW, Black Diamond branded sets are no longer being made, apparently due to Mitsubishi being unhappy with their name being associated with products they didn't manufacture.
First time I had come across the brand and I deal with dozens of TV's every week. Pic quality seemed quite good, menus and remote seemed Va Philips.
AFAIK, the Walker brand came from a guy who was working with Mitsubishi/Black Diamond. Black Diamond has ceased operations, and he set up this brand using all the same components as were used in BD.
A mate of mine is a service engineer, and he advised me to wait a year or so and see if the walker brand is still around then. Power city, Curry's, and another company which I can't remember at the moment have agrees to take these TV's and Plasma's from him.
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Has anyone bought one of the Walker TV's with both integrated Fairview & Satellite Tuners? I'm looking to wall mount in a bedroom, but I want to avoid the need for a satellite box there too.
Just be aware the satellite side is not Freesat, which means manual tuning, no 7 day guide, the need to retune when channels move etc. They are basically a combo box mounted inside the TV.
Also, worth noting is most of those TVs are on the cheaper end so lower quality screens. Just be aware the satellite side is not Freesat, which means manual tuning, no 7 day guide, the need to retune when channels move etc.
They are basically a combo box mounted inside the TV. Also, worth noting is most of those TVs are on the cheaper end so lower quality screens.
The better quality Comb TVs designed for the UK market, have the official Freesat 7 day EPG in them as well as Free view HD, which would make them compatible with Fairview also. The better quality Comb TVs designed for the UK market, have the official Freesat 7 day EPG in them as well as Free view HD, which would make them compatible with Fairview also.
I bought the 32in 4 in 1 (DVD, sat, Fairview, TV) for my mobile home. It's easy enough to move from Fairview to sat using the color buttons while in EPG mode. HD picture is good enough for what I want.
Though I guess it's something you won't be doing often. Also, the Satellite and Terrestrial channels are separate, same as with the Walker /Normandy/Vessel comb boxes. New Panasonic TVs now out, that have TWIN tuners for both Free view HD and Freesat HD, allowing recording of one channel via external drive, while watching another channel.
Also, fantastic looking smart TV hub on them also, review on June's What Satellite Mag, also Samsung have twin tuners models out also, I believe. I have the Fin lux 32" from Harvey Normans and I think I read somewhere that they are the same as Walkers, just different badge. It's grand and handy but it would be so much better so if you didn't need to switch, but it's simple enough.
I have the internet hooked up, and you can do YouTube Facebook and a few more things. Also you don't get the full internet, nor can you install apps to get other services besides the ones walker provides.
Plus the remote is nice and strong and feels good. Like anything there are places that walker could improve on, (Wi-Fi, hard drive bay, faster processor, dual LMB, Bluetooth, OS, keyboard) but for the money it's a very good TV.
I have a 46 Samsung €1200 in the apartment and I can't do half the stuff I can on the walker €365 (on sale) I have the internet hooked up, and you can do YouTube Facebook and a few more things.
Unlike the more reputable brands like Sony, Samsung, Toshiba etc., there are very little if any reviews on Walker LCD TV’s on the web. The only Walker CDs I have seen are the ones that North wood Gym use.... They are only I'd say 16-inch screens, but they look fine.
Unlike the more reputable brands like Sony, Samsung, Toshiba etc., there are very little if any reviews on Walker LCD TV’s on the web. 3yrs on, and I can't find any reviews for Walker televisions, there the only make that currently carry the Fairview status.
3yrs on, and I can't find any reviews for Walker televisions, there the only make that currently carry the Fairview status. Yeah, I was kinda considering it during a weak moment as it's the only make to currently carry the Fairview label but as this thread said 3yrs ago it's hard to find any reviews for Walker televisions and nothing has changed since.
Makes me even more suspicious of the quality of Walker products. Think I'll stick to Panasonic or Samsung. The dealer was selling me more expensive models but when I said it was for a bedroom he said the walker would do fine.
The dealer was selling me more expensive models but when I said it was for a bedroom he said the walker would do fine. Yeah, our one in the kitchen is grand and obviously the picture quality can't be that bad if the sport fanatic here uses it rather than going to the sitting room for the bigger Panasonic screen.
Its running as it always did, but after seeing the difference in the newer higher quality ones I am off as soon as I can get the readies together to get a Sony or Philips. I think this thing I have is only 1,000:1, and I think it represents the amount of possible colors on screen.
If I were you, save the extra €200 and get a great make and happy Xmas viewing We bought a Walker 21 inch old style TV when our youngest was 2 years old as we didn't want to invest in a mega bucks one in case kids wrecked it.
Seemingly some tv's do not have this quality and are being sold more cheaply just to get them out of the market before everyone finds out ! If you have a TV without the above qualities you will need a conversion box working out at almost 200euro unfitted.
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