Written on: 25/10/2013
Connect 40 DR+ TV. Now comming up to 3 years old. I have experienced every problem as already outlined by other reviewers. Went away for repair 1 year ago (away 2 weeks) & all seemed well until last 6 to 8 weeks; all the faults have recurred. Loewe arranging for repair again next week. Thank goodness for a 5 year warranty! Still got my old CRT Loewe Xelos TV from 1999 aprox. With a freeview box, still givng excellent service. TV is stylish but expensive. The reliability is dreadful. Had... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2013 by rippedoffangry
Oh man where to start. Looks great still, 3 years on but this TV set is THE biggest load of sheeiiite. I've had multiple repairs, non of which resolved the issue. Then they replaced the set and still I have issues. They paid me 3k to break my warranty. I walked away with a very glitchy TV but with over half of my money back. It crashes, I get a green screen, sound and picture loses synch, EPG wont repsond, hard drive wont record, sub woofer wont work! Absolute stinker of a TV. I totally... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2013
I bought a Loewe TV and apart from having a variety of faults similar those already mentioned, mine will not interact with my PC so I cannot fully utilise the set for BBCi, Netflix, Lovefilm etc. on top of the £3800 I spent I paid another £50 to have it set up. What an absolute waste of money! (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2012 by LSB3 (1 review written)
I have a Loewe 42 SL DR+ and a Loewe Viewvision DR+. When undertaking dubbing on the DVD recorder (not the TV note) to a disc in the DVD recorder, the TV will not change channel saying a timer recording is happening. Only solution seems to be to pull the scart lead, I can't believe this is the solution to a package costing 3k+. Any ideas from anyone? Also noticed the TV does not record things set on the EPG, seems somewhat random. (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2011 by Bibs
We bought a Loewe Xelios A26 television in May 2007. Shortly after buying it we realised how unfriendly the user interface was and how temperamental it could be. We often had to resort to turning the power on and off until it 'sorted itself out'. For the past few months we have had an intermittent fault where some days we cannot get a picture, only sound. It's almost as though there is a dry joint because if we leave it on, without the picture, all day, and then turn it on and off a couple... (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2011 by highendconsumer (1 review written)
Shocking quality. I bought a Spheros R37 three years ago and had nothing but problems: EPG n/w, very poor reception, HD would freeze up and need re-formatting (obviously losing all the recordings), it would change recording times and dates randomly, it would freeze and become unresponsive to the remote and only a switch off cures it.
Loewe Gallery in Glasgow replaced with a new Connect 37 and guess what...
HD takes 10 minutes to load (Loewe say that's expected given 30 hours of recording on... (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2011
I am pleased to read that I am not the only person who thinks that Loewe TV's are dreadful. I purchased a Freeview Loewe LCD screen about two years ago and have been plagued by problems. They are dreadful, the after-sales support Is questionable to say the least.
I recently purchased a cheap LCD set from John Lewis made by Panasonic which has a vastly superior picture to the Loewe TV set that I paid a fortune for.
I read online that Loewe lost £4.5 million last year, after my experience, I... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2011
Overpriced and unreliable: that is my view of Loewe televisions after more than a year's experience. I can only endorse what the other reviewers have said: they may look good, but the software appears to be completely inadequate. Consequently the (Freeview) reception is poor and quite often crashes altogether. When that happens the set has to be switched off. Loewe seem to be relying on past reputation and the hope that people will be attracted by slick design and the belief that a high... (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2011
Our Loewe was great for the first year ,then the EPG packed up. Loewe sent Appliance care to fix it what a laugh. 14 months on and it is still not working properly. The last time they had it back for 4 weeks returned it on Christmas Eve 2010. They did not connect it up properly and at present you can't watch a program and record another. I think we will get rid of it and buy a Sony. Neither Loewe or Appliance care of Exeter are helpful and one Appliance Care chap said he did not about Loewe... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2010
I fell in love with the looks of the Loewe Individual LCD TV's a few years back.
They were loads of money, but they looked very classy. A joke I put one on my wedding list, and much to my amazement my work colleagues clubbed together and purchased one as a Wedding Gift.
All went well for the first month or two, we were really pleased and watching TV was a joy. The thing even looked good turned off.
Then we started having problems with Freeview, the reception kept dropping in and out. As I... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2010 by Einar (1 review written)
I have a problem with loosing the sky channels when turning off the TV.
I have emitted Loewe 4 times over the last month but have not register an answer,
Hopeless customer service. The TV is ok buy very overpriced.
Do not buy!!! (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2010
I agree with the last reviewer.
I too sold the Loewe TV's for many years. Their CRT screens were on the whole pretty good, if expensive.
The Loewe LCD range of TV's is just expensive for expensive sake. The LCD panels used in their screens are not made by Loewe but are mainly Sharp or LG. Performance of the screens, in my opinion is c minus.
I work for a one of the countries largest specialist retailers that has branches all over the country. We stopped stocking Loewe because of the... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2010
Loewe TV's are overpriced, over complicated and over rated! I sold this brand of TV for many years in the north of the country before leaving the trade.
The software that is used in the UK version of the Loewe TV's is very buggy and prone to crashing. This is because the rest of Europe does not use the type of Freeview that we use in the UK, and the testing process seems to done on the end user.
Servicing of Loewe TV's was always a nightmare due to the fact all parts had to come from... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2010
The Loewe TV is ok but don't ever buy from Loewe Galerie in Kendal.
They are horrendous, they sold me a connect package which does not work with itunes without spending hours converting your library. They never returned calls, eventually turned up to take the connect package off and now I am still waiting for a refund 1 month later. Decide for yourself! (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2010
My TV has been trouble from day one with an inexperienced dealer service, now out of warranty and no hope of the unit working properly. The set has of good design and a great picture, when its working. The remote is difficult to use and must be a nightmare to anyone with poor hand usage. The TV is not at all user friendly with its complex on screen instructions. In recent months the set has regularly frozen when changing stations and can only be restored by switching off at the mains. My... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2008
Very impressed by the overall picture quality, especially on HD and adventure movies or HD Discovery Nature movies.
Sad impression left from Loewe services and their distributors. Complex system aimed at not covering their waranties I suppose.
Too bad, would have purchased a dozen Aconda sets for my Multimedia Company. (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2007 by jgillies (1 review written)
How can so expensive and high-tech a machine simply die on you? I had a Thorn TV set (costing a fraction of this one) which lasted me for 20 years without a hitch of any kind. Ive just emailed Loewe customer support. So far got an automated response telling me that they will be in touch over the next few days. There is a link telling me to find my closest Loewe retailer. It doesnt work. The dealer I bought the set from has been taken over by another dealer who is less than sympathetic to the... (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2007 by xarbey (1 review written)
Bought very expensive TV - one week after warranty run out TV died - so far its been SIX months since first contacting Loewe - have written 12 emails and tried to call all to no avail! (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2006 by mbsmith (1 review written)
My dealer has bent over backwards to help me and footed the bill when Loewe were being less than reasonable. Generally speaking my experience of Loewe equipment has been appalling. I am currently faced with a further repair to my sound system, which will be expensive with no expectation of a lasting solution. The failing sound system repair is always affected by replacement of the same card, but it seems little consideration is given as to why the same card fails each time. I am faced... (read more)
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