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Evesham V20KCDX-E03

£349 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Evesham

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

We have seen better-priced 20.1in flat-panels in recent months, but none of them have the sheer weight of features boasted by the V20KCDX-E03.

We have seen better-priced 20.1in flat-panels in recent months – the outstanding ViewSonic VX2025wm retails for just £331, for instance – but none of them have the sheer weight of features boasted by the V20KCDX-E03. This is no ordinary flat-panel.

For a start, it can double up as a television tuner. And it's a good £50 cheaper than the similarly multi-featured LG Flatron M203WA. But low price doesn't always equate to value. The key question is this: do you have to compromise to take advantage of this apparently searing deal?

Visually, the Evesham looks impressive rather than attractive. Its rugged casing hints at the onboard television facilities rather than resembling a traditional flat-panel.

It's not the easiest of screens to get working. We had to try several buttons and options before we were able to hook it up to a PC. The device comes equipped with a Scart connector and a variety of audio ports and sockets, but no HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface).

The Evesham supports widescreen. Its native resolution of 1,680x1,050 offers considerably more detail than standard 19in screens. But in other respects, the Evesham isn't blessed with the best of specifications. The viewing angles are middling and the contrast ratio cannot match the ViewSonic.

Image quality was far from ideal. We found it hard to get a totally smooth picture and a certain amount of fuzziness was always present. The palette is quite good, however, with decent colour. As a television, though, the Evesham is perfectly adequate. The remote control lets you tap into its many features and the picture quality was fairly decent.

Click here to read about Evesham's change in ownership.

Evesham V20KCDX-E03 Expert Verdict »

20.1in flat-panel
native res 1,680x1,050
pixel pitch 0.258mm
contrast ratio 600:1
140/125-degree viewing angle
brightness 300cd/m2
response time 8ms
digital connector
speakers
3 year swap-out warranty
523x210x433mm
8.2kg
  • Build Quality: We give this item 7 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 6 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The Evesham is incredibly cheap for a 20.1in flat-panel with television features. However, it doesn't have the best specifications on offer and this shows in its average image quality. It's still a solid deal if you really need to have a cheap TV-tuner/PC flat-panel hybrid, but if it was our own money we'd probably save up for the superior LG Flatron M203WA.

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