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Written on: 25/10/2010
I'm amazed so many people can use the net to complain about this tv, but cannot use the net to find the free fix, rather than spend £49 on a call out.
The reason the screen 'compresses' on the sides is that the CRT controller chip is set for a smaller model, and when it gets reset by a power surge or similar, it comes back on as a 24" picture on a 28" screen.
I gave this TV to my mum after I bought my 42" Plasma, and I have showed her how to fix it, and she is in her 70's!
Ok… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/10/2004 by kayroberts (1 review written)
Had the Proline 28n1 3 years ago, now broke, the TV will not switch on, the standby light just keeps flashing… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/10/2004 by Cossiepower (1 review written)
Since purchasing my Proline 28n1 set in 1999 I have nothing but crisp clear picture and sound. It is still as good today as when new. A fantastic set for the money 5*'s… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/04/2004 by CDA (1 review written)
I bought my Proline 28N1 Television in December 2000. After just under 8 months the edges of the screen compressed by about 4 inches to give it a sort of vertical letterbox effect. Still under guarantee, so Comet engineer came out to perform a secret combination of button pushing on the TV & remote and problem solved. Ten days later the same problem occurred. Cue second engineer and a similar mysterious combination of button pushing.
A month or so later and screen again compressed from the… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/01/2004 by JaiOm (1 review written)
My Proline 28n1 broke down just after the one year guarantee was up. Fixed briefly but again broke down. Recommended by a Comet engineer to forget it and buy a new one as this is a recurring problem… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/10/2003 by seanratcliff (1 review written)
Just after the guarantee ran out my Proline 28n1 picture dropped by 4 inches from the top and the picture at both sides in the middle became narrow giving the same impression of a balloon with an elastic band around the middle i would warn anyone stay well clear of proline as its obviously designed to rip off anybody who cant afford an expensive set… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/09/2003 by igienico (1 review written)
My proline 28n1 broke down 3 months after warranty ran out and the after sales service is not very good. They want £49.99 just to come plus parts! I feel that this is the first in a long line of breakdowns and so I will quit while I'm ahead and put it out with the rubbish today! I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND PROLINE TELEVISIONS!… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/03/2003 by bluenose. (1 review written)
cheap and cherful good and bad points. A good starter to wide screen but tech surport not that helpful… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/02/2003 by Bob. (1 review written)
Set broke down 3 weeks after 12 month guarantee. Picture geometry failed giving distorted & compressed image on screen - phoned technical help for any possible reset but advised £49 service call needed - booked it - guy turned up - pressed a couple of buttons or combination of on the remote - picture perfect - time taken 5 minutes - goodby £49 Great - I'm not impressed… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/12/2002 by karl. (1 review written)
The tv gave a good picture and very good sound but it is unreliable. It broke down totally three weeks after the warranty ran out. Has also broke down again, I will not buy any proline products again … Read Full Review
Written on: 06/08/2002 by gavind. (1 review written)
this tv is a pile of pants i recommend that you keep away from proline products as they breakdown shortly after the guarantee expires so comet can fleece you for some more money… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/08/2002 by mick. (1 review written)
Spares and Service information is not available outside the Comet group so if your set breaks down outside its guarantee, tough luck, either pay a fortune to Comet or bin it!… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/07/2002 by Steve. (1 review written)
The Proline 28n1 TV offers good picture and sound quality for the price. Good for DVDs-I tend to use the zoom mode to increase picture height as widescreen pictures appear too short. AV inputs (ie SCART) gives much better picture quality than the aerial. This would normally indicate a poor aerial system but it was OK with my old Goodmans 2195T. The sound quality is good, particularly with treble at full and cinema effect on, but would probably be much better with external speakers. Finish is a… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/07/2002 by boxy. (1 review written)
A tv that has to be repaired after 1 month says it all but now, just as the year guarantee runs out, my Proline 28n1 TV broke down altogether. What a load of rubbish… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/05/2002 by norman182. (1 review written)
The Proline 28n1 is a lovely television - great value for money. The picture quality is excellent but the aftersales is terrible… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/01/2002 by shoney. (1 review written)
i was looking for a 28in tv, was going to get a wide screen but saw this 28n1 from proline has 3 viewing modes w/s zoom 4/3 all for £199
big seller in europe so i bought this tv and the sound is brill. if looking for a big tele try this ull like it. made by samsung so good. loads of a/v sockets 2 scarts each can be programed to do different things. i have two videos into this and dvd all talk to each other via the tv… Read Full Review