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HAIER AS09TA2HRA/1U09BE8ERA air-conditioner

HAIER AS09TA2HRA/1U09BE8ERA Tundra digital inverter  A/C – features and specifications



HAIER AS09TA2HRA/1U09BE8ERA is an affordable inverter air conditioner with very good characteristics and extremely appealing price tag. I have used couple of Haier A/C systems so far and I can say I was very pleased with they performance, especially with the cooling part. Heating was not OK, but not great, mostly because these were regular split systems rather than digital inverters.

Here are HAIER AS09TA2HRA/1U09BE8ERA  main specifications
BRAND HAIER
NAME Inverter A/C
MODEL AS09TA2HRA/1U09BE8ERA
CAPACITYCOOLING 2.600 KW
CAPACITYHEATING 2.800 KW
POWERCONSUMPTIONCOOLING 0.810 KW
POWERCONSHEATING 0.780 KW
INVERTER MOTOR YES
ON OFF NO
EER 3.21
SEASONAL EER 6.20
COP 3.61
SEASONAL COP 4
ENERGY CLASS COOLING A++
ENERGY CLASS HEATING A+
NEGATIVE ION NO
BACTERIA KILLING FILTER YES
PLAZMA NO
AUTO RESTART YES
NOISE LEV.INSIDE UNIT MIN/MAX 54
NOISE LEV.OUTSIDE UNIT 61
AIR CIRCULATION (M3/H) 500 М3/Ч
WEIGHT INSIDE UNIT 8.8 kg
WEIGHT OUTSIDE UNIT 25.5 kg
REMOTE CONTROL YES
WARRANTY 24 MONTHS


Product features
• Completely silent operation: Through sophisticated Quiet setting, you can achieve noise reduction up to 20db (A), by controlling the compressor frequency, the fan speed and air flow.
• Smart air distribution: Automatic airflow upstream in the cooling or vertically during heating that air is automatically distributed throughout the room without direct exposure to the human body.
• Seeping comfort: The temperature setting and the background noise can be adapted to the more ideal level when you select the function “Sleep” during sleep.
• Eurovent Certification is certified by Eurovent organosmo for ektimiseis performance of air conditioning units in accordance with European standards. Warrants to the end user that the listed features of your machine (power consumption, performance, noise, etc.) is accurate and in accordance with design features.
• Ease of Installation
• Easy and fast motor repair
• Connect tubing from 2 sides
• Intelligent air distribution
HAIER AS09TA2HRA/1U09BE8ERA Price
This A/C costs around $350.

The new Samsung Galaxy J7 - one of the long-awaited phones for 2018

Samsung Galaxy J7 2018 is finally here, here is everything you need to know about the SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS

Vectra C - second hand car for the masses

Opel and Vauxhall Vectra C is one of the most preferred second hand cars today and here is why - car advantages, minuses and consumer opinion

Vectra C second hand car
Vectra C - second hand car

Vectra C pros     
                                             Cons and problems
  • Cheap                                                               Wear issues in the interior
  • Relatively reliable                                             Weak engines 
  • Comfortable                                                      Harsh ride 
  • Variety of engines - petrol and diesel

Don't get me wrong, Vectra C has its problems and issues and I would say there are plenty of opportunities in this car. But considering its price as a second hand car and the cheap maintenance it turns out as one of the most preferred used vehicles on the European market (Vauxhall in UK, Opel in the rest of Europe).

Digihome 49UHDHDR TV

Digihome 49UHDHDR 49 inch 4k Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV

Main features

  • Size: 49 inch diagonal
  • Resolution: 4K Ultra HD
  • Smart TV: Yes
  • Android: No
  • WiFi: Yes
  • Price: Around £200

You have probably noticed that I like Digihome televisions a lot. In today's review I will take a look at the 49 inch 4k Ultra HD LED TV Digihome 49UHDHDR. This is one of their latest premium televisions, equipped with build-in WiFi for the Smart TV applications and HDR technology for enhanced picture quality.

Design and build quality
The Digihome 49UHDHDR has a simple design and if I have to be honest it looks kind of cheap to me. And don't get me wrong I like televisions with simple and elegant looks but that is not one of them. The plastics it is made of look cheap and the TV frames are not as thin as I would like them to be. The stand of the TV is located in the middle and gives it a stable look.

I am pretty much sure that the 49UHDHDR would be quite durable product but I wish it has some premium features in the design aspect.

Picture quality
In regards to picture quality the Digihome 49UHDHDR is one of the most advanced televisions that the company has released so far. The HDR feature is really a rear one for the brand. The Digihome 55292UHDSFVPT2 that we reviewed few weeks ago had the 4k resolution but without the HDR (I am not sure if that is related to the screen size in any way). In general you should expect good picture quality from the 49UHDHDR but not among the best in the segment.

Smart TV
The Digihome 49UHDHDR is a Smart TV but unfortunately not an Android one. Here we have the most popular apps connectable via WiFi - BBC iPlayer, Netflix, YouTube and many others.

Price
I saw this TV on sale the other day, offered for £329.00 (in UK). I think that is a bit steep, considering Digihome is not a premium brand. Personally, I wouldn't invest over £200-250 for a Digihome TV, no matter the size or specifications.

I hoe you find this information useful. Please feel free to share your thoughts on this 4K Digihome TV in the comment section below. Thank you!
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Crown 32133 LED TV - my review

My review of the cheap 32 inch HD LED TV - Crown 32133


Crown 32133 TV - since the World Cup in Russia already began my focus for reviews will be targeting mostly LED televisions. Today we are taking a closer look at an affordable 32 inch HD LED TV offered by Crown - 32133.

Crown 32133 main features:
  • Size: 32 inch
  • Resolution: HD 1366 x 768 pixels
  • 3D TV: No
  • Smart TV: No
  • DVB-T tuner: Yes
  • DVB-T2 tuner: No
  • DVB-C tuner: Yes
  • Teletext: Yes
  • Dolby sound: No
  • HDMI: Yes, 3x
  • USB: 1x
  • Scart 1x

Pros

The biggest advantage of the Crown 32133 television is its price. Currently it is offered around $160. It is sold mostly in Eastern Europe. The picture quality you can expect here is pretty decent. The sound quality is basic to low. In this price range probably its biggest competitor would be the newly released NEO LED-3229 which is even a bit cheaper.

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Cons

No Dolby sound supported. Well that is pretty much expected in this price point. But in order to compete with the cheapest Samsung and LG TVs Crown would need to invest a bit more in their affordable televisions.

Well, I know that is a pretty basic review of the Crown 32133 LED TV but I wanted to give you some insights on this not so popular small television. I would more than happy if any of you has some first hand experience with it and share it with us. Of course I would recommend you to check the rest of our TV Reviews for more detailed information and specifications.

Delays in the official release of the long waited Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F still not delivered in tech stores, consumers are impatient


Samsung's J-series smartphones turned into real success in the last couple of years. The  Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F leaked couple of months ago but we couldn't see the final version which is yet to be released in markets around the world.

What is the delay caused by?


Well, I am not really sure but it bothers many Samsung fans. We are already in the middle of 2018 and we still haven't seen official release of the  Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F. I made a research to see what might be the reasons for that but couldn't find a firm answer (probably testing faulty batteries... just kidding).

Here is what we already know about the J7 (2018) SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS (dual SIM):

  • For the 2018 edition Samsung will keep the same trend with the J7. We will see dedicated operating buttons at the bottom front part under the 5.6 inch Super AMOLED screen.

  • On the back side of the phone we will see the biggest change for the new model – dual-camera with flash (16MP probably)

  • The J7 (2018) would be priced around $350.

Audi Q8 promises to be one of the most interesting SUVs on the market in the years to come

The all new Audi Q8 was already revealed and it promises high-end technology with extravagant design features


Audi Q8 was long waited by most Audi fans, just like BMW fans wait for the X7. And now that both SUVs are about to be released on the market we will take a closer look at the Q8 which looks like it will be one of the most technologically advanced SUVs on the market in 2019.

Not to waste anymore of your time, here is a short video presentation of the new Audi Q8: