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Axion AXN-8701
5.2 out of 10

Axion AXN-8701

Axion AXN-8701 widescreen portable handheld TV gives you the Read more

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Overall 2
2.0

Sad but true

Diane G., Newegg
4 June 2010
  • Summary: bottom line, not a good purchase until they engineer better reception. My husband is an electrical engineer and he said return it.
  • Pros: compact and rechargeable, works nicely with cable. Newegg was very quick to ship and has excellent communications.
  • Cons: We are returning the unit because the internal antenna with the extension mounted at the top of the unit is useless. Going through the auto scan it picked up no stations/signals. We tried both inside and out of our home in a suburb of a decent size city. The antenna that has a magnetic mount pick...
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Overall 2
2.0

You get what you pay for...

Scott W., Newegg
24 May 2010
  • Summary: I finally decided to replace an old Radio Shack handheld TV that I used during storms (I live in "Tornado Alley") It seemed to take forever to get some digital handheld TVs on the market. I'd say skip this one. It's bigger than I thought it would be, and tuning is a pain.
  • Pros: Super cheap price. Simple operation.
  • Cons: Bad reception, even with external ant. Low resolution screen. Non replacable batteries. Low run time on included batteries. No manual tuning. Big, too big for real handheld.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Reception

Steven O., Newegg
13 March 2010
  • Summary: I bought this for my father for a Christmas present in 2008, when all the channels switched to digital, when his old analog version would not longer be useful. At that time there were only one or two digitial tv's on the market. I paid $180 back then for this. Glad to see the price has came down.
  • Pros: Light weight, and has a clear picture on channels that it does get.
  • Cons: This tv does not get good reception at all. I could only get one or two channels . Tried everything to get better reception, but it just does not work.
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Overall 2
2.0

Never worked

Jonathan B., Newegg
5 January 2010
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Even when I hooked it up to my cable, it was only able to get a few cable stations. Was not even able to get one channel even with the external antenna.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Judith L., Newegg
16 December 2008
  • Summary: The reason I have it for two months, beyond the thirty days is to let my helpers try to see if it would get my channels. No luck. Not happy
  • Pros: Nice picture.
  • Cons: I cannot get anything but prime channels, sports and cartoons. I wanted it for cable news and cannot get any new channels like CNN or MSNBC. That's all I wanted so the TV is useless for me.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

don h., Newegg
15 November 2008
  • Pros: Product received ok; however, the TV (portable) could only receive 4 stations. I live in the Washington DC area, and am able to receive many stations on my cheap black and white protable TV, which will be obsolete in Feb. I am returning the TV to you.
  • Cons: See comments above.
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