The Good Good black-level performance;. Strong colours;. Freeview HD tuner.
The Bad Some odd colour hues;. Noisy SD and HD pictures;. Motion blur.
The Bottom Line The 42-inch Technika 42-2030 definitely has its drawbacks, but on the whole, we think this affordable LCD TV from Tesco delivers reasonable picture quality for its low asking price.
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When you're putting together your shopping list for your next visit to Tesco, alongside fruit, veg and a bottle of vino should you also have the Technika 42-2030? Priced at £500, it's certainly cheap for a 42-inch TV, but does it deliver decent picture quality?
Technika is Tesco's own brand of electronics, so you can only buy this set in store, via its catalogue or online from Tesco Direct -- you won't find it available from any other retailer.
Given the low price tag, it's no surprise this model lacks some of the fancy frills you'll find on 42-inchers from big-name brands, such as 100Hz processing, support for Internet services and media streaming. That said, the set does offer up a few surprises including a Freeview HD tuner that gives you access to channels such as the newly launched BBC One HD, and it also includes a USB port for digital-media playback.