Manufacturers are fond of claiming that their televisions are the best on the market. Then they go to elaborate how their products perform so great and what sets them apart from the rest. This is public relations of course.
But there is some truth in the matter. LCD or liquid crystal display TVs are the most in-demand in the HDTV market. It’s no wonder. LCDs are cheaper and can stay durable for a long time. This display panel technology has allowed firms like Coby to manufacture their own TV sets with confidence.
This American manufacturer has introduced the Coby LEDTV4626 recently. It is one of their TV models that aim for the market lusting for LCDs with a price tag less than $1,000. So in this article, we will check how this Coby brand can gain a foothold in today’s market.
But before moving on the TV’s technical specs and other features, we will elaborate first the other reasons why people find LCDs so appealing. A liquid crystal display panel utilizes the light modulating properties of liquid crystals to form images on screen — hence the name.
Liquid crystals don’t emit light. Images are made because of the LCD’s polarized sheets with a liquid crystal solution in between. When an electric current passes through these materials, the liquid crystals start to align themselves and act like shutters, either to allow or block the light. LCD TVs fitted with innovative technologies have usurped the old CRT models in sales because of the former’s better picture rendition.
The LEDTV4626 uses a Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Active Matrix LCD technology. Though this display panel is expensive it is proven, it is as good as or even better than CRT technology. However, TFT technology allows HDTVs to achieve a flat shape. This makes HDTVs lighter and saves some space. This is a direct contrast to bulky CRTs.
Coby LEDTV4626 Specifications and Features
- 3 19-pin HDMI jacks
- 3D Noise Reduction and 3D Digital Comb Filter
- Full 1080p HD
- A 450 cd/m2 brightness level
- VESA 400mm x 400mm
- V-Chip Parental Control
- Digital Electronic Program Guide
- Infrared Remote Control
Multiple Coby Connections and Features
This Coby TV has single 3 x RCA phono component AV input, a 2 x RCA phono line-in, one RCA phono composite AV input, one for headphone, one for VGA HD-15 input, one for audio line-in, and one for digital audio output.
As stated here, it got all the standard connections for an HDTV. So you have no problems in connecting other devices. What is worthy to note here is the HDMI connections. HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface. This type of connection allows for the uncompressed audio or video data to be transmitted without major interferences.
The result is high quality content displayed on your HDTV’s screen. That’s why people like HDMI so much.
Other features like the V-Chip is useful to filter TV programs deemed inappropriate for young audiences. Signals from TV stations have codes that allow the V-Chip to show to the appropriate age of a viewer.
The next feature is the Digital Noise Reduction. TV broadcasts have some “noise” in their programs when viewed by people on their TVs. DNR helps eliminate these “noises” so that the broadcast is not irritating your eyes.
The tuners — ATSC, NTSC, QAM — are integrated. If you have any of these signals beamed into your TV, you can be sure that those shows can be played.
Physical Dimensions and Sound Quality
The Coby LEDTV4626 has a 46” screen when measured diagonally. As stated before, this TV utilizes TFT Active Matrix technology to show images at better quality. It shows 1080p full HD on a 1920 x 1080 Native Display Resolution.
The unit’s width is 43.5”, the height and depth is 29.2” and 6.8” respectively. Weight is 26 lbs. Though it’s a bit larger, the weight is comparatively light. It should be easy to put this TV anywhere.
Just provide a leeway for its wide screen. You can also mount this on a wall by attaching it to a 400mm x 400mm VESA device.
There are two built-in speakers. Each consumes 10 watts of power. The sound may or may not please you. People often found built-in TV sounds weak or average. Perhaps this is due to the small interior space of TVs that stereos are built in a way that can squeeze inside.
When listening to this Coby product, the audio delivery is average. You may need to adjust the audio settings until it suits your ears. If not, attaching this set to a separate audio device can be a big advantage.
The Coby Picture Quality
With full 1080p HD, the Coby LEDTV4626 can project picture at the highest quality. The 1080 progressive scan is the highest resolution that a modern HDTV can achieve. The images are life-like. Colors are lush and vibrant.
The contrast levels are evenly distributed, from deep blacks to richer highlights. Its brightness level is 450 cd/m2. It has a 16:9 image aspect ratio, the 40,000:1 image contrast ratio and the 120 Hz refresh rate. Other models like the Coby LEDTV2326 and the Coby LEDTV4026 have 1080p resolution. This TV is very good for gaming.
The remote control may not have the advance features of higher-end HDTVs. This could be disappointing to some people. But again, the 4626, is not designed for that type. Its remote reflects such personality. The buttons are big enough so that you can see what your fingers are really pressing. It is also easy to use.
The OSD languages include French, English and Spanish. We are not sure if the newly-produced 4626 units offer other languages. We think it would be advantageous to include other nations’ languages so that this TV can communicate effectively with other nationalities.
Now For the Final Verdict
Buying decisions always rest on the buyer. Like you. So you decide if you want the Coby LEDTV4626 or not. As stated before, the price tag of this TV is below $1,000. The last time we checked, it was $899.99 at listed price.
Other sites have discounted it under $700. So this TV is very affordable. For those who have tighter belts, this is a good deal. In online reviews it earned 3.1 out of 5 stars. This means that this TV is neither bad nor perfect; just an average TV but with a 1080p picture quality. Again, the decision is yours to make.