Telefunken Flat-screen TV

Telefunken Flat-screen TV

When we moved into our apartment on the day before the Easter celebrations started here in Spain, there was no television. I hadn’t noticed that when I signed the tenancy agreement, and Easter is huge here – most shops shut. Anyway, our landlord turned up on Easter Saturday with the biggest TV, either I or my wife have ever lived with – a brand-new, 100cm (39″), D39F265B3CW Telefunken Flat-screen TV.

Why do they have to make the model numbers so long… Perhaps, they have used up all the short FX9-type designations.

Anyway, our last TV was analogue, and the instructions for this one were in Spanish, so he had to get someone to install it for us, a process which took the young man about fifteen minutes, after he had nipped out to find an extension aerial  cable. Apparently, the cable that comes with the set is only about a foot long.

Even with only a simple roof aerial, I was pleased with the performance and picture quality of the Telefunken Flat-screen TV. I had had other Telefunken goods before living in Thailand for thirteen years, so I knew that the chances were that I would not be disappointed this time. Easter Monday is not a holiday in Spain, and at eight thirty sharp, an engineer arrived to install cable television and wireless Internet. That took four hours, but it was free, because I was still under contract to Movistar (the company) from my previous residence.

When he was done, the Telefunken Flat-screen TV Full HD, LED, Smart TV with wireless capability really came into its own. We were mesmerised by the quality of the picture and sound. Our only problems were, that the landlord had not left us the manual for the TV, and the Movistar manual was in Spanish. No amount of trawling the Internet produced any useful literature for me.

However, by pressing all the buttons on the handsets (television and cable), and with luck and intuition, I persuaded the Telefunken Flat-screen TV to reveal its built-in help screens in English, and after that, it was easy enough to have it reproduce programmes in their original language.

If there is one thing that I do find annoying bout the Telefunken Flat-screen TV, it is that, having selected to use the original language, the next time you use that channel, it reverts to Spanish. It does not remember your preferences, or maybe there is a lock, but I haven’t found it yet.

There are dozens of bewildering options for screen, sound and Internet on the Telefunken Flat-screen TV

Most of which I have yet to understand, but one feature that I love, because it saves my wife a good deal of stress, is the AVL option, which sets a maximum volume. My wife and I both hate it when adverts come on and start screaming at us. She reaches to turn the sound down, and when they are over, I turn it back up again. This procedure used to repeat itself all evening until we went to bed. Sometimes, we would both get annoyed. However, thanks to the Telefunken Flat-screen TV’s AVL feature, that is a thing of the past, and I am very grateful for it.

One last point, which I know must be possible, but I don’t know how yet, is to erase characters that you I have typed using the handset when in Internet mode, but it’s probably quite easy.

All in all, I love this new Telefunken Flat-screen TV, but if I could just find a manual in English, I would be even happier.

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