We have reviewed the best TV DVD combi sets available in the UK and have shortlisted 5 best models that are worth your money, because let’s face it, not everyone has a space, enough to keep various devices and boxes that go along with your TV these days. These combi TVs are machines where you don’t need external DVD player or even streaming boxes, and come in various sizes to suit everyone’s needs.
The most common size in this category is 32 Inch however there are some manufacturers which make as large as 40 inch screens. Apart from DVD players, most of them have freeview capability and some even come with Netflix and other streaming apps pre-installed.
Table of Contents
- 0.1 Advantages
- 0.2 Disadvantages
- 1 Cheapest DVD Combi
- 2 Best DVD Combi
Many people find the need to reduce the number of devices in their living rooms. Or simply need another one for the conservatory or Kitchen. A TV DVD Combi helps users avoid the hassle of moving the DVD player every time they move their television set. With a TV DVD Combi, it is easy to mount the single piece of television without having the DVD player hanging around as a separate unit.
With such convenience, it’s an ideal choice for students and people with space constraints in their house.
Ideal for Freeview
Most TV DVD Combos come with inbuilt Freeview tuners. This gives users over 60 channels that they can start watching immediately without having to buy paid services or install separate set top boxes.
A separate indoor aerial may be required in poor signal areas though.
Portability and Low Power Consumption
With the single unit to carry, they are good traveling companions. TV DVD Combis are travel-convenient.
A major advantage of these combos is that they come with a special power port that can be easily hooked to the power source of a boat or a camper thus making it very ideal for outdoor environments. This is also made possible by their minimal power consumption.
They’re cheap – available for as low as £100 going up to £300. Users are able to watch their television and watch movies using the same set. The cheap cost is also due to the many competitors in the market selling similar units.
With TVs that have DVD players built in, users have less wiring to deal with. Wires are one source of clutter in most living spaces.
With a separate TV and DVD player, there will always be two power cables and an extra signal cable to connect the two devices. That makes three cables in total.
With a TV DVD combo, there is only cable to deal with, which is the power source for the whole unit.
Poor Picture Quality
With the combined features and cheap costs, many TV DVD combos have poor picture quality. Improving the image quality means a higher cost, which is not possible since they cannot compete with already established brands offering an advanced television set at the same price.
Available only in Small Sizes
Most TVs with DVD are only available at 20, 27 inches and 32 inches (although recently there has been a 40 inch model). As such, a consumer who wants a bigger screen size will opt for the normal television instead of buying the TV with DVD built in.
Not Manufactured by the Big Television Companies
The UK’s big 4 television manufacturing companies LG, Samsung, Sony and Panasonic are not involved in this market. Instead, they are manufactured by companies such as Sharp, Finlux, Kogan and Toshiba.
Problems in Fixing and Upgrading
If someone buys a TV DVD combo and later buys a television with a bigger screen, they will have to buy an extra DVD player. This is because the one inside the combo is not removable.
The DVD component of the TV DVD combo gets spoilt faster than the TV. If the DVD player is broken, the whole unit has to be fixed and the user won’t be able to use the TV while the whole set is being repaired.
Other emerging better and more stable storage mediums
Since the online streaming services like Netflix and Amazon became popular, DVDs are loosing its footage in the market and With the ever decreasing prices of USB sticks, Network Attached Storage Devices and other storage mediums people rarely ever need DVDs to store the data.
Cheapest DVD Combi
BUSH 24IN FULL HD 1080P LED TV
At only £100, this HD Ready LED TV/DVD combi is an ideal TV designed to meet several uses. The menu system is easy to use and comes with a programming guide.
This DVD combi allows the user to record content with the PVR functionality.
- Energy class rating of A for minimal power consumption
- This TV with built in DVD player has HDMI slot and a USB 2.0.
- With a 7 day programming and PVR functionality, users can record their favourite content for later viewing.
- It is sleek, slim and stylish and very ideal to be mounted on a wall for maximum space efficiency.
- Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available
22″ LED FULL HD TV DVD COMBI WITH FREEVIEW
With a price tag of £109, it gives the user a wide variety of uses. It can support multiple connections with the two HDMI ports and a USB port; the menu system is easy to use with a 7 day programming guide and has an inbuilt Freeview HD.
- Slim and lightweight making it very efficient in space use. It can also be mounted on a wall
- With a built Freeview and PVR function, users can record, pause and rewind live TV.
- Resolution is full HD 1080p
- A+ Energy Efficiency
Best DVD Combi
Hitachi 32HYJ46U 32 Inch Full HD 1080p Smart TV
The Hitachi 32HYJ46U has been designed with sleek space-saving design for users with limited space. The Smart Features also open up a whole host of possibilities, allowing you to connect up to your internet via an ethernet cable and access catch up TV and other apps with ease. Adding a compatible wireless dongle (not included) allows you to connect wirelessly – making this TV even more convenient! It is further enhanced with SRS sound system for those seeking a cinema-like experience and perfect home theatre surround system.
- Minimal energy consumption with a class A rating
- Built-in Freeview HD
- Slim and sleek space-saving design
- Crystal clear image quality
- LED technology with advanced backlighting system for picture clarity
- Wi-Fi Ready (Dongle Required)
- It is going for a great price of only £319.99 and delivered for free anywhere in the UK
Supermarket 32″ LED TV DVD Combi
Continuing its place in our list from our last review earlier this year this TV combines all the amazing features together for only £159.99, this LED TV DVD Combo has a sleek design and can be mounted on the wall to save space.
- Latest brand
- Full HD 1080p
- Built in Freeview
- True Surround Sound for crisp sound quality
- Advanced Picture Processing Technology for clear and quality images.
- Free delivery in the UK
Bush LED24265DVDCNTDW 24 Inch Smart HD Ready LED TV/DVD Combo
The Bush LED24265 LED TV with built in DVD player combines modern features with a slim design. Sound and picture quality are amazing and comes with Freeview giving the user all favourite channels. Smart functions give you access to apps, social media and catch-up TV.
Despite combining all those amazing features, this TV is offered at only £199.99 making it affordable and pocket friendly.
- 24-inch LED TV DVD COMBI
- High definition image quality at 720p
- Freeview tuner inbuilt
- Smart functionalities
- USB, Scart, AV socket, HDMI and PC input.