The French company Sagem has developed a reputation for breaking ground while pushing down prices. A reputation that is done no harm by this 32-inch LCD. From the start the set marks itself out.
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Only recently we looked at and were reasonably impressed by Sagem's new HDL26T/ 2 26in digital LCD TV. And now that set is back on our test benches with one very important addition - a built-in hard disk drive
Since bursting onto the AV scene with a spectacular 50in DLP rear projection TV in the summer of 2004, French electronics guru Sagem has gone from strength to strength.
First off, this Sagem looks a million dollars. The black screen surround is glam, while the matching speakers built into either side finish the job nicely. However, those speakers do make the HD-L26-TP quite large by 26in LCD standards
After bursting onto the AV scene in Spring 2004 with a remarkably assured 50in DLP rear-projection TV, French brand Sagem has gone from strength to strength with a range of increasingly popular DLP TVs
These days anything with 'Sagem' written on it seems to cause a stir. This is just the second LCD we've seen from the French maverick, but if we've learned anything over the last year it's that the company is capable of breaking any mould it likes
We like Sagem. The brand's first ever flat TV (released last spring) took the form of a glossy, black and curvy 27in LCD sporting an HD-ready badge - when such a thing was still a rare sight on the high street - and it was priced at a mere grand
This well-priced LCD debut from set-top box brand Sagem boasts plenty of features that make it stand out from the crowd, but what we really like is its extra media channel.
When it comes to display technologies, rear projection is usually viewed as the backward and quite possibly in-bred cousin of the likes of plasma and LCD. The criticisms are many and varied