It’s no surprise that we humans prefer good quality. Good quality products are very reliable and have higher value in the long run. We are willing to pay for them if we can afford them. However, not all products are made of good quality. Some good products are way too expensive.
But not everything is like this. Take the Coby LEDTV4026 HDTV for example. This electronic product received a fair share of good and bad comments from its users. It is also got a price tag less than $800, which is good for people with a $1,000 budget limit. So in this review, we gathered some important details of this product to see how it fares to other HDTV buyers.
Technical Details and Special Features of the Coby LEDTV4026
- Full 1080p HD – 1920 x 1080 screen resolution
- Fitted with the advanced TFT Active Matrix LCD display
- Has Digital Noise Reduction for better image broadcast
- Two full range speakers
- V-chip parental control technology
- Good sound technology with 5.1 S/PDIF Audio
- Multiple language OSD
- Energy Star 4.2 certified
These are some of the details mentioned here, but more will be introduced in this review later on. This Coby model is 40 inches with 1920 x 1080 display resolution. It got the progressive scan and interlaced video format with 480, 720 and 1080 resolutions. These measurements prove that this TV set can render more than one megapixel per frame. Its typical pixel response time is at 4.5 ms.
The digital TV tuners are integrated, with NTSC, ATSC and QAM HDTV. NTSC system is prevalent in some North American, South American and Asia-Pacific countries. The ATSC is digital and coexists with other supporting systems in the world. The QAM is both analog and digital in nature. So if you have any of these tuner systems, you are sure to go.
Vibrant Picture Quality on the LCD Screen
Highest pixel quality is the epitome of TV picture goodness. This Coby model displays full 1080p in hi-def. This resolution is the highest an HDTV can offer to date. Pixels are virtually inconspicuous on its screen.
Every image detail is vivid and the colors are so full of life. It’s like watching the world at its freshest. The brightness display is at 450 cd/m2, the image aspect ratio is at 16”09 and the image contrast ratio is 5,000:1.
These numbers are indeed good for projecting vibrant picture on screen. The TV’s screen also contributes to this on screen quality. The panel display has the TFT Active Matrix LCD technology.
The LEDTV4026 has a width of 9.4 inches, a height of 9.3 inches and a depth of 6.6 inches. It weighs 23 pounds.
So this means that this Coby TV is light and moderately small. You should find this set a hassle when being assembled or dissembled or transferred to other areas in your house.
The TV’s bezel frame and stand is in glossy black. This is a good color that is easy to clean and complements the background colors. You can mount this unit on your wall. Just look for 400mm x 200mm VESA mounting device.
Decent Sound and Enhanced Features
The Coby LEDTV4026 delivers a decent sound quality. Other users may find this to be weak — a common complaint for built-in TV speakers. This is seems normal for a 40-inch set, since the speakers don’t have enough room inside of it. But try to adjust the audio settings and the sound might become appealing to you.
There are two full range speakers inside, processing 20 watts of power. In case you are not still satisfied, try to purchase other audio systems. Try to go for subwoofers, Surround Sound and sound bars. These audio products are very popular.
There is also the 5.1 S/PDIF audio feature that enhances the sounds of Surround speakers. Other brands like the Coby LEDTV2326 and the Coby LEDTV1926 have this S/PDIF audio technology. It also got a multi-language OSD.
It has these languages: English, French and Spanish according to the manufacturer’s website. We are not sure if this unit includes other languages. It would be a big plus if it did.
If you are worried about your child’s viewing habits, then the 4026 has a V-chip included. This ensures that your kids are watching programs appropriate for their age.
Multiple Connectivity, Multiple Enjoyments
The other beauty of the Coby LEDTV4026 is its multiple connections. It doesn’t have an analog sound output. You need a receiver like the digital COAX or TOSLINK. Plug it in the TV’s audio output and everything should sound fine.
But again, analog system is becoming extinct since TVs nowadays are pushing for a digital format. Digital systems provide even better signal quality and easier connection than the old types. We are also disappointed that there’s no port for headphones. However, this is a very small issue. Most buyers are not too demanding for TV headphones.
If you are an HDMI fanatic, then this Coby model should be good news. The TV has three 19-pin HDMI inputs. HDMI offers unhampered, uncompressed digital video and audio signal at the highest quality. You can now connect Blu-Ray or DVD players, video game consoles and other HDMI-supported devices to the LEDTV4026.
Now you can enjoy their content at their highest quality! This unit also supports and connects HDCP devices. If you are concerned about the environmental impact of HDTVs, then you should know that the 4026 earned an Energy Star 4.2 certification. This certification assures you that you are not wasting too much power and thus, lowering your electric bill.
Is It Worth Buying?
To buy or not buy is a personal decision — your decision. The Coby LEDTV4026 is not the perfect set on the market or the worst type. In recent reviews, this HDTV set got a 3.1 star rating. So it is in the middle-quality level.
Though it is only 40-inch in size, the picture quality can go up to 1080p full HD. Now start up the decision process.