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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 6
6.0

It's so-so

Larry A., Newegg
7 November 2009
  • Summary: It's just so-so. Nothing too impressive about this unit. It functions, simple and basic.
  • Pros: Light, portable,various power sources.
  • Cons: Will not get all the available channels that it should consistently. Each scan reveals different channels. Limited battery length.
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Overall 6
6.0

Hit and miss

Adam C., Newegg
29 June 2009
  • Summary: Overall, it's not a bad unit. It's watchable and it has a lot of handy features, but it also leaves a lot to be desired. If a clear, crisp screen is important to you, you may be disappointed with this unit. If price is your main concern and you're OK with a bit of blurriness, then I'd say go for it.
  • Pros: Good Price ($129 when I got it), fantastic viewing angle.. you can even see the screen fine if you're looking at it directly from the side, colors are nice and vibrant if you view it in the dark, unit looks nice, sleep timer (up to 4 hours), channel filter, audio is OK considering the tiny speake...
  • Cons: I have been unable to find what the actual screen resolution is, but it's not spectacular. Even HD channels come in moderately blurred, maybe a little better than a standard Youtube video. There's noticeable backlight bleeding on the left side going in about 1/2 to 3/4 inch. Audio is fine conside...
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Overall 6
6.0

Functional but not stellar

Anonymous, Newegg
9 January 2009
  • Summary: This TV is fairly limited feature-wise and you wouldn't want to watch it for hours on end but for intermittent viewing (like in the bathroom or kitchen), it's more than adequate.
  • Pros: Has built-in ATSC tuner so no converter box required. Has external antenna to boost signal. Can lock in signals fairly well. Rechargeable battery. Good volume levels. Remote. Lightweight.
  • Cons: Picture on this LCD, including ATSC channels, is worse than my 4" standard-def Casio. Brightness levels must be cranked up, otherwise dark portions of the screen dominate. No screwholes for mounting (but I suppose 3M tape will hold it). Can't delete channels once autoscan is complete.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just Barely OK

Len M., Newegg
24 December 2008
  • Summary: Right now the only channels that I can receive are those in analog. I did hook it to my cable feed and it was able to receive all the channels that my other sets do, However, the goal was to replace a 5" B&W set that is analog and will not work in February.
  • Pros: Compact size with built in as well as added antenna. Sound and pictrue are both adequate if not sharp or clear.
  • Cons: Minimal adjustment options on the unit. In my location even though I have 4 local channels bradcasting digital and/or HD this set has a problem picking up any.
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