Digihome 49 Inch Full HD 1080p TV with major drawbacks

By Alan Ng - Nov 26, 2015

If you are planning to buy the Digihome 49-inch Full HD 1080p TV with Freeview at Tesco, we wanted to point out first that there are some major drawbacks to be aware of before you consider a purchase.

This model is also known as the Digihome 49/278 49-inch TV, but we can see that there are some early warning signs which you need to be aware of.

Mainly, this TV does not appear to have built-in Freeview HD. The Digihome 49-Inch TV specs include a a full HD resolution of 1080p and a 50Hz refresh rate, but as far as we can see it only as a standard Freeview tuner included – not HD.

It also has no built-in WiFi, no Smart TV functionality and no web browser. The picture quality may not be suitable for you either, as we can see that the Digihome 49/278 spec sheet has a contrast ratio of 1200:1 only.


Combine this with the fact that there are no Digihome 49/278 49-inch TV reviews online anywhere, or a product manual to download – you may want to save your money for a more trustworthy brand.

You should also be aware, that Digihome doesn’t even appear to have a website so consumers cannot do their research on this TV before purchase – the closest we could find is Vestel.co.uk, a Turkish manufacturer who owns Digihome and Celcus – another budget brand being sold by other UK retailers.

For the final nail in the coffin, take a look at Digihome’s listing on Amazon for a similar 49-inch model, the Digihome 49279SMFHDLED.


Head to the product listing and you’ll see that Digihome has inexplicably used an entire Samsung product description under their own product – which should raise alarm bells even more if the concerns are not there yet.

We are aware that these Digihome models may be available at Tesco for a very good price this month, but is it worth it with little to no information available?

Give us your thoughts on this particular model and the best price that you have seen for it. Will you still buy it regardless of the clear shortcomings that this model has?

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