: Are Daytek TVs good quality and reliable?
2006-02-23, 12:00 PM
Guys, I am looking for a decent 32" LCD and of course I want to keep the cost down. I've read about the DT-3220 on a few other forums including this one and most people seem to like this set. I have an Expressvu 6120 receiver that I use with my projector but I want to watch the hours on the bulb. When I buy an LCD TV it will be for regular TV viewing with this receiver, except for big sports events of course, when I'll use the PJ. :D
Does anyone use this set with a High-Def feed, Expressvu, Rogers or OTA and could comment on it?
I'm using a 50 ft component cable from my 6100 to this set.
The PQ is amazing - I like it better than my big screen.
The TV tells you it is receiving a 1080i signal from the bell box and it is a great deal for 1199.
It also displays a 576p signal from PAL dvds - great PQ!
2006-02-23, 06:00 PM
I saw the below at Costco just recently for $2000. Does anyone have any experience with this unit? I think it's the first Daytek HD plasma model; I know they had the ED model for some time. I'm particularly worried about burn-in as this would be my prime video-gaming tv.
42" HD PDP (Plasma Display Panel) TV
Internal built-in TV Tuner (NTSC)
ISM (Image Sticking Minimization) Technology
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (Widescreen)
Brightness: 1,000 cd/m^2
3D comb filter
WOW SRS Surround Sound
1,024(H) x 768(V) Pixels
Viewing Angle: 160 degrees
i was also planning on getting this TV
but it doesnt have any HDMI inputs :(
2006-02-27, 12:23 AM
I've had my Daytek DT4040 LCD TV for about 3 weeks now and love it. No problems to report. I'm not an expert but for me the picture quality is top notch. Watching the Winter Olympics in HD was amazing. Does anyone know the Daytek code to program the remote control for Rogers HD Cable box. I've tried the Daytek codes listed which don't work. I've also tried the manual method to find the code without success. I'd really like to juggle between remotes less often. Thanks!
2006-02-27, 09:30 AM
Does anyone know the Daytek code to program the remote control for Rogers HD Cable box.
Try the Samsung codes. My Samsung remotes work on the Daytek TV.
2006-03-04, 06:56 PM
Has anyone used a Harmony remote with this TV DT4040? Can you program it for discrete input say component 1 dvd, component 2 HDTV. I noticed with the Daytek remote you have to cycle through each input. If it works, I may purchase a Harmony for my parents Daytek but only if you can have discrete inputs.
Dunno about the TVs, but my two el cheapo Daytek P871 (http://www.daytek.ca/p871.html) region free DVD players I bought a few years ago are still working fine. I haven't used them that much though since I only use them for alternate region and PAL discs.
The remote sucks though. Completely unintuitive.
I have just ordered the Daytek 26" LCD HDTV from costco.ca. ..."?
Hi there ,
I would like to here from you on how the TV is doing . I am planning to buy one this week (Daytek 26" LCD TV)
2006-05-25, 10:53 AM
I just received my Daytek DT-3220 from Costco last night and I am very disappointed. I checked it very carefully out of the box and it had 2 stuck pixels on it. Within 1/2 hour another one was stuck. We watched a dvd and then about 4 hours of broadcast tv. I turned it back on this morning and there are about 20 to 25 stuck pixels on it. I thought I could live with 2 or 3, but with so many stuck, it just drives me nuts. Now I have the pain of bringing it back and trying to decide about whether or not to get another LCD tv or not.
2006-05-25, 04:41 PM
I turned it back on this morning and there are about 20 to 25 stuck pixels on it.
Take it back - 25 is not normal. I have only one stuck, none dead.
2006-05-26, 09:55 AM
I think I want to buy the Daytek DT2620 26", but I was just wondering what kind of display settings it offers in terms of handling different aspect ratios. For example the Sharp Aqueos has Stretch, Smart Stretch, Zoom, and one other one, so that you can play around with the picture to get it to look right so that the picture doesn't look elongated or too wide when it takes up the whole screen, or have too much cut off. Just wondering if the Daytek 26" has a few different ones (and anything like Smart Stretch, which seems to be the best)
I have the 26" model. The SD aspect display settings are:
FULL (uniform horizontal stretch), ZOOM1 (horizontal and vertical stretch), ZOOM2 (can't remember what this one does), PANORAMA (horizontal stretch near edges), and NORMAL (4:3 image with side bars). Plus you can move the image when you use the ZOOM1 or ZOOM2 modes. Panorama mode pushes the stretching out to the sides but panning shots (like hockey :)) are horrible. If you feed an HD signal you will only get NORMAL and FULL.
Since a lot of prime time SD TV is letterbox I keep it at ZOOM1 and you don't have any distortion or bars or cropping.
2006-06-03, 08:20 PM
I just recently bought the daytek DT3220 from MDG computers.. First 20 mins was great, but then problems started occuring. The images start to freeze until its just stuck.. then all the pixels start to turn red, white, blue, green until it fills the whole screen. Anyone else had this sort of problem? I'm taking it back to daytek for replacement
2006-06-04, 04:12 PM
I have the harmony 520.. works well the my daytek tv.. however the automatic settings are pretty bad.. once you manually set the harmony the way you like it, it works like a charm
2006-06-08, 10:48 PM
Hey Jake, or to all of you that have the 26" Daytek LCD. I hear the SD quality (like regular cable) is pretty bad on Dayteks, what about the 26"?
SD (digital cable via s-video) is all I watch and from about 10 feet away it is pretty good. People who have seen it said it was clear. They were not experts just average Joe's.
2006-06-09, 03:38 PM
thanks. What about coaxial? (like regular cable)
Never used analog cable on this TV.
2006-06-21, 11:21 PM
I saw the question on what these TV's will be like after 5 yrs. Mine has just lost its entire picture after 6 months.
I can still get sound, and can change volume and channels - but with no picture. There appears to have been a software/firmware crash. Each instruction from the remote takes about 15 seconds to take effect - then gives some garbled visuals on the screen whre the channel number would be.
Does anyone know where the firmware can be downloded from, and how it may be re-installed?
I doubt it has a user accessible serial port for flashing. Best chance is to call Costco and ask them about your options or a secret reset command (Daytek might know). Most likely they will offer to refund you the price or exchange it if they still stock it. Price has come down since last fall too IIRC.
2006-07-01, 03:21 AM
I have had my Daytek 40 inch LCD for over a month now and I am very pleased with it....HD and the rest of the digital chanels look great and I am also impressed with the PQ of the SD chanels as well.....I did a lot of research on the different brands in this price range before deciding on the Daytek and would recomend it to anyone looking for a 40 inch LCD for under two thousand bucks.