Devant 40SEL100 LED-tech LCD TV Review

Not a lot of people know if Devant is a reliable brand when it comes to TVs. If you’re wondering, Devant is a Singaporean brand and you can only find their TVs being sold in big, trusted appliance stores nationwide. That says a lot about a brand’s reputation already.

The Devant 40SEL100 is a 40-inch LED-tech LCD TV. Don’t get confused between LED-tech LCD TV and a LED TV. There’s no difference there. Devant just used the term LED-tech because there’s no such thing as a LED TV. Just like in laptop displays, it’s still an LCD display but with a backlit LED technology, hence, Devant is advertising it correctly as a LED-tech LCD TV.

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Setting up the 40SEL100 is very easy although you might want another person to help you keep the TV steady as you screw it on its very sturdy base. What’s nice about how this TV is installed is that you can easily swivel the display sideways to adjust the angle or for easy plugging of some cables at the back.

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Speaking of plugging cables, this TV is pretty loaded with all sorts of ports aside from the standard antenna one. There are two USB ports, component and composite ports, a VGA port, and a total of four HDMI ports! This makes the 40SEL100 an ideal living room TV where you can connect your game consoles, set-top box, home entertainment system or what have you.

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It’s also worth noting that the two USB ports are for the built-in digital media player. I tried all sorts of media files from AVI to MP4 and MKV and it can read them all off an external drive or a flash disk (I tried my 320GB external drive). It doesn’t support playback resume although there’s a feature where you can skip to a defined time on the movie.

This TV is also DTV-ready with its built-in ISDB-T receiver. Something you may want to consider when buying a brand new TV since DTV is going to make its way to the scene in the near future.

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Aside from the fully loaded connections, what you would like about this TV is its slim profile. This TV can really make your living room look modern and the touch panel menu on the right side that lights up when activated gives this TV a premium appeal.

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When you’re done setting up this TV, step back and just admire the new star of your home. This is how home viewing should be like. Pop in that Full HD 1080p movie and be blown away with the vibrant colors, the high contrast and the sharp picture. It will really make you want to go home early to catch up on your movies. Even standard definition videos look really good from a comfortable viewing distance. Their 120Hz Vivid Motion display will make sure that your hi-def action movies and console games will be as smooth and sharp as they are meant to be viewed.

I wondered how it would compare to a regular 40-inch LCD TV so I took a visit to my nearest appliance store where they have a 40-inch Devant LCD TV and this 40SEL100 showing the same video side by side. I noticed that on the LED TV, the picture looks ready to pop out from the screen. The animations look more lively and bursting with colors as compared to an LCD TV. I also compared this to a 30-inch LED TV and it’s really way better watching hi-def videos on a bigger screen.

Verdict

The Devant 40SEL100 is a top-notch LED TV that would fit your budget as compared to other leading brands. Its Php59,950 price tag is actually the cheapest among top brands and if you would like to invest on a big LED TV, I can definitely recommend the Devant 40SEL100. The 46-inch version would cost you Php30,000 more so the 40-inch looks like the sweet spot.


  • thamier niraga

    devant? what kind of brand it is? Singapore what a fuck, DEVANT IS ONE OF THE MOST LIAR BRAND IN THE WORLD, IF YOU DON’T KNW WHERE IS DEVANT FROM DEVANT IS ONLY HERE IN THE PH. THEY ONLY SAYS THAT DEVANT IS MADE IN SINGAPORE BUT THE TRUTH DEVANT IS NOT EXIST ON OTHER COUNTRIES BECAUSE DEVANT HAS NO MANUFACTURER THEIR ONLY BROUGHT A TV IN CHINA AND PUT DEVANT AS A BRAND. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH JUST RESEACH. I KNEW THIS AFTER I BROUGHT MY DEVANT 40″.

    • grrr

      Yes you are right. Devant TV is a very poor quality TV and I am one of their victims. I bought a Devant 46 LED TV and the defective LED panel broke down in 8 months. They repaired instead of replacing as per warranty and after another year it broke down again beyond repair. They offer to trade in with their new unit at discounted price for another Devant poor quality TV again? Just throwing hard earned money. Be warned before you buy Devant TV or you waste your money. Its not durable at all!

  • grrr

    Devant TV is not reliable and not even durable. I bought a 46 in. LED TV and the defective panel broke down only in 8 months. They did not replace it as per warranty instead they repaired only in order to breakdown beyond repair in another year. What a waste of money! THink again before you ever want to buy this TV because it is poor quality and not durable, you will waste your money and become a victim like me.

  • Aileen

    hi there gals/guys!!!! I just want to ask what would be the best buy for me..I want to buy LED tv for my room but my uncle said that it is not wise to buy one cause their parts are not available in the Philippines…especially those which are made in china…His advice is to keep my old tv (with cathode ray tube at the back) cause those are repairable…

  • troy

    I have been using my 32″ Devant 32DX850, and i have not really encountered a very big concern, apart from a weak sound of from Its, speaker, not until today when I opt to watch a flick and to my dismay my TV did not show any pictures eventhough the Nextbase player is already playing. The TV has a power as indicated on its power button, but there are no pictures appearing on the screen.
    Any helpful suggestion to fix it is appreciated.

    • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

      maybe the video cable is loose? try other cables? like HDMI or a component cable (RGB)

      • troy

        Hello Calvin, i am already using an HDMI cable eversince, as i only use the TV for movie viewing…

        • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

          what you want to do is find out what’s the source of your problem. if it’s the cable, the tv, or the media player. so you might want to try different cables, then try a different player, if it still won’t work then it’s already the tv.

          • troy

            hello calvin, shouldnt the TV be independent of the player? i mean, it should register on its own first before a signal from a player be transmitted? If in case it is the TV what could have possibly went wrong when two days ago it was still working?

          • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

            ahhh so wala kahit anong video lumalabas sa player? kahit yung NO SIGNAL na text?

          • troy

            wala kahit anong signal, although nagplaplay yung disc sa player as i can hear the sound, pero black screen lang yung TV, may power dahil nagkukulay blue yung power button, pero wala lumalabas sa screen.naka home theater ako, nakaplug yung 5.1 speakers sa next base na player..tapos HDMI to the TV, dati rati pagopen pa lang ng TV kahit di pa nakaon yun PLAYER, may blue screen agad na lalabas sa TV now, wala. Black lang, samantalang kakagamit ko lang two days ago. bigla na lang nagkaganun.
            what do you think sir?

          • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

            i think that’s bad. kung walang kahit anong lumalabas sa TV na display. pag nilagay mo sa TV mode, may static ba? if not baka panel na yung sira.

          • troy

            eh kagagamit ko lang two days ago, okay naman, pwede kaya madumi lang yung loob?
            baka naalikabukan and di magtransmit ng signals sa motherboard? may power naman siya eh. if sira na agad yung panel, ganun ba ka unreliable yung DEVANT? Bigla bigla na lang masisira ng wala naman dahilan?

          • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

            actually that i dont know. pero minsan may mga taong chinachambahan ng malas. hehehe. so kahit yung static sa TV wla rin?

          • troy

            hehehe, no matter how far fetched that comment can be, that is considerable…wala kahit static eh…there was one time nangyari a bit similar event, yung setting pala ng video sa remote ng player nagalaw, nalipat away from HDMI, so when i tried it, nagkaroon ng picture, but now, i tried it also to no avail wala pa rin lumabas na pix…
            will try to open it and clean it siguro, pero last resort na yun, until meron ka pa pwede maisuggest apart from lucky charms or rituals…hehhehe

          • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

            hehe wala sir… haven’t encountered that yet. maybe turn it off completely? pahingain muna? :)

  • thamier niraga

    why devant don’t have a factory? and why devand don’t have Wikipedia answer too? and why devant don’t exist in singapore? if its singapore where? my uncle working der for a years but he didn’t knew devant. and if I’m not mistaken devant is made in china. if you says devant is good than other brand I think its not I brought my 40″ devant tv b4 after a few months its not opening. I brought it to sm for service but the saddest point it tooks a weeks bago maayos then my ngsavi skin dun n talagang marami daw bumanalik n devant dun.

  • thamier niraga

    nakakapanghinayang ung 30k ko. sabihin nio po sakin saan ba talaga gawa yan? puro kayo maganda yan Singapore yan. peste ang bilis masira. tapos kapareho pa ng remote ng skyworth tv. pati specification pareho design pareho din. sa sobrang inis q tinanong q ung ngbenta sakin ipakita ung proof na gawa tlgng siapore wala nailabas savi nia ngaun china daw. dun daw kc kumukuha ng parts, tinanong q ulit anung kumpanya nio dun at maisearch, aba hindi daw alm. nung ngsearch aq sa internet nakakainis walng WIKIPEDIA ANSWER, buyset eto na naloko n q. sigurado china to. kasi walng PAGAWAAN, MARAMING KAMUKHA AY KAKAMBAL PALA GAYA NG UNG 42 NILA KAMUKHA NUNG SKYWORTH, UNG IBA GAYA NUNG HAIER, UNG IBA TULAD NUNG KAY KONKA, MGA BRAND NA CHINA UNG KATULAD NIA NGAUN SINO KAYA ANG TANGA NA MAGSASABING MAGANDA AND DEVANT. SALAMAT DAHIL NALAMAN KO ITO. SA MGA. HINDI ALM ANG DEVANT SIGE GOODLUCK

    • joy

      are u sure pangit ang brand ng devant..cause im planning to buy one

      • strike

        please dont buy devant..i have a 32 inches dl400 and it wont open … 2 months palang

        • Neal

          Instead of Devant, why not just buy Skyworth who are also the suppliers of led tvs to Devant.

    • Mitchiemitch

      Thanks for the tips. I wont buy Devant na :)

  • John

    Ang dami reklamo na nababasa ko sa devant…hahaha
    low quality…kung ganun bakit hndi pa bitawan ng SM at ng iba pang Mall ang pagtitinda nyan TV na yan?? :)

  • barbie

    Our tv is a devant and we had problems with our tv. Before my purchased a 46 inch devant tv and after a couple of months started to see lines in the tv so we went to the service center to get i fixed but they said that the tv was defective so they will just replace it with a different model.. They offered a bigger tv which is 50 inch after a few months while i was watching a movie from a flashdrive i noticed that there was no sound coming out so i switched it to cable mode but still i shrugged it off because the next day the sound was working fine. But not i watch again and the same problem occured and i am hoping that tomorrow it will be fine again…

    • disappointedretailer

      same thing happened to me..the service center offered a promo without checking my unit.people there just happened to be psychics of some sort that they diagnosed the devant tv to be hopeless and needs to be replaced by a new one.who would want to buy another devant????its some kind of a marketing crap they run in the company..don’t be a fool like me trusting a garbage brand that runs malicious schemes in the aftersales.

    • dot says;

      nkakabweset tlaga ang devant tv pnapalitan k yung 39inches k n tv dahhil concern k my mkikita k n mga line side by side pg dn k mkapwesto,pero wla 1week ms mlala p yung n mkikita m pinalit n tv at sabi nman skin ng service center normal lng dw yun,ano ako tanga at my normal bng gnun eh tau n bmibili hnap ntin good quality at mlitaw at tpos s devant normal lng sknila yn,kya yung my mga my blak bmili wg nyo n syangin pera nyo…..

  • sandeep

    hi

  • Mckoy garcia

    Im having a problem with my 24 devant. My nakaexperience na ba dito n bigla bigla n lng lumilipat ung channel ng tv humihina volume or minsan namamatay ung tv. Naencounter ko lang ung problem sa devant tv ko nung kinabitan ng cable. Pero pag antenna lang nakakabit walang prob. Parang my air shuffle technology nga ung sa gilid ng tv ung sa side ng touch panel, pagpinadaanan ko ng kamay ko without touching the tv lumilipat ng channel. Nalaman ko lng n tv ung my problem nung pinalitan ko ng tv hindi n ngloko ung sa channel. Anyone my idea sa problem ng tv ko.

  • http://facebook.com/fishda amorie

    hay same with my 32″ lcd tv. sayang nag pera lesson learn mas matibay pa din ang may tatak..biglang nag black out pagkatapos ng warranty date

  • Carlo

    SIRAIN ANG DEVANT lalo na yung REMOTE nya!

  • charie deguzman

    hahaha…. sa mga naloko ng devant magdiwang kayo dahil masdumadami pa kayong niloloko. KUNG SINGAPORE YAN DEVANT BAT WALNG DEVANT DUN. BAT PAG SEARCH KO SA INTERNET PURO PINAS LNG. WALA DING NKALAGAY SA LIKOD NG TV KUNG SAAN GAWA. MGA MANLOLOKO AT NAGPAPALOKO. 5 YRS AKO SA SINGAPORE KAYA ALM KONG WALNG DEVANT DUN
    NAPAGALAMAN KO CHINA PALA YANG DEVANT ANG MASAMA PA WALANG SARILING PAHAWAAN KAYA UNG TV NG NANAY KO HINAMPAS KO SA PADER EH SIRA AGAD. KALA NG NANAY KO SINGAPORE KAYA BINILI. PANGET YANG DEVANT. WAG KAU MGPALOKO.

    • Jay

      Sorry kung un ang naging experience mo sa Devant. Personally, 3 na ang nabili ko. Yearly, nag up-grade ako from LCD 40″ to Smart TV LED 3D 42″ to the present Smart TV LED 3D 50″.
      Never ako nagka problema. Kung China made, maganda yung specs ng TV. Siguro kahit ano pa ang brand, kung hahampasin mo sa pader e masisira. I dont think any one in his right mind will do that with a working TV set.
      Specs ng 3D LED smart TV of Devant can be compared to that of Samsung, but at half the cost.
      I do not speak for others and this is my personal experience.

  • charlie

    Devant is a good product, i just bought it this year, i can only say my personal experience using their 40gl150 and its the best! sulit talaga bili ko, of course theres going to be some bad apples pero sana hindi porket may nakitang negative comment eh ibig sabihen all products ng devant e hindi maganda. siguro yung mga products nila starting 2014 mas ok na kesa dati :)

    • andres

      yung mga nagsasabing ok ang product ng devant at yearly kau upgrade, natural di mo pa makita ang problema nyan,after two or three sira na rin yan, sayang lang ang pera san ka bibili gamit ng walang service center na maayos, wag na kayo paloko s devant…goodluck

    • alex

      Dalawa na devant ko yong pinakauna ok pa rin since 2009, ngayon 3d smart internet 42" tv ang binili ko ok lahat pati 3d nya. The only setback is pag high definition video from youtube ang iplay mo hindi nya kaya palagi nagloloading nakakaubos ng oras. Kaya plano ko iplay laptop ko then connect it to the internet tv to enjoy the full HD ng devant, useless ang pagkainternet tv nya kasi magrerely ka pa rin sa laptop, pero sa tingin ko lahat ng internet tv kahit anong brand same then kasi pag bibili ka sa mga mall wla silang line connection sa internet tapos sasabihin nila ganyan talaga mabagal kasi wifi lang at marami gumagamit. Kaya wag muna kayo bibili ng internet tv hindi pa ganun ka galing katulad ng desktop or laptop for playing high definition videos from internet.

  • alvin

    who is DeVant??? Nextbase???

    Headquartered in HK, we have branch office in Europe, a well equipped and certified manufacturing plant in China, strong R&D team and efficient customer service/ RMA center in Asia, Europe. With strategic partnerships with international first-class DVD technology developers?we are capable of handling both OEM/ODM and distributing NEXTBASE brand through the well established global distributor networks.

  • http://pinoytechblog.com carlo

    kinabahan ako sa mga bad comment.. haha. kkbili ko lng kce ng tv na devant.. by the way pwede po ba mgtnong dto kung ung devant 32gl510 is capable to decode 5.1 audio file? kce nkta ko sa specs surround sound sustem lng,, wla xang dolby digital decoder.. aun po. sana may alam po dto.. salamat :)

    • Mark

      I have the same model and its been with me for 3 years now. The resolution is fine and has 2 HDMI ports on the left and 2 HDMI ports on the right bottom part. What is disappointing is the built in speakers (only 6-8W. You will probably need an external speaker system to appreciate watching movies or listen to music here. It is not compatible with 5.1 audio files. I have tried this with the usb ports and there was no audio even if it shows it is already playing on the screen. it can only play stereo and mono audio. It can also only play mp4 and some avi extensions and if you try other movie extensions like mkv, ogg there will be no audio. I had to buy a separate media player and hooked it up to a speaker system to enjoy a theater like experience. Made me think that if I actually bought a branded one I probably wouldn’t need to buy all the extra accesories.

  • Mac

    i got my Devant 46″ led tv since 2012 and until now it’s still kicking ass.. i don’t know what happened to those who commented bad on this brand. I’ll still go for this brand up to date since I consider Devant as a good buy for me.

    • dandmd5

      Agree with u,I also bought my 46" way back Dec. 2012 and it still works fine,I don't encounter the negative feedbacks being mentioned here.

  • samsung

    mlapit n mag close devant.. hisence n ipalit s mga nka experience ng ok ang devant d2 kau madisapoint..

  • Aimee

    written on may 05, 2014:
    we bought Devant LED tech 32 lcd tv (32MEL350)with home theater package around 37k last march 05, 2012-at robinson’s san nicolas ilocos norte.
    hinde naman namin cia masyado nagagamit since hinde ako mahilig magtv at maghapon sa skul kids ko. this summer(3 weeks ago) nagpakabit kami ng cable kaya nagagamit na namin cia madalas kc mahilig manuod ng cartoons mga anak ko. today maraming black lines na lumalbas dun sa screen akala ko cable ang may problem. so ngtry ako magdvd pero ganun pa din. bukod sa maraming black lines ang screen, half lng ng tv screen ang nakikita. then nagsearch ako sa net about sa mga complains sa Devant. same halos lahat ng reklamo ng mga bumili. sayang kasi exactly 2 months and 2 yrs ko ng nbili ung tv na DEvant today. 2 months ng lagpas ang warranty. sayang ang pera namin.nakakainis!

    • Jan

      July 7, 2014: Aimee, your not the only one. Last week my Devant 40ML150 (120Hz) went black out and only remaining sound left. I called Devant and theey came over and confirm that the issue is the LED panel is broken and needs replacement at 20,000. I told them what is the warranty. They confirm 6 months only. I replied to them, I am at a lost how does it equate. I just bought 40inch at less than 18K with 2 years. They say my unit is phased out and out of warranty for it is in its 28th month (just 4months past warranty period). Then they came with a trade-in scheme where I will get a new 40in 40GL510 at 17,500 with 2yrs warranty. I told them, this is Marketing BS. I can get the same model at Cash in Cary at 17,800 or even less…So where is the trade-in scheme and favor they were talking about extending it to me…DEVANT is a scheming product and questionable company image. They claim from the start is Singapore but it is not!!! That alone is a shady claim and what follows is a product of lost of problem…For those who gives good report, WAIT between the 18th to 30th Month as the DISAPPOINTMENT BEGINS!!!!! MY Advice DON”T BUY THIS PRODUCT…this if full of Chinese parts and is ticking to beat 24 months warranty. For those who exceeded, your lucky you don’t use them often that it is why it exceeded!!!

      • AIMEE

        JAN, you're true in every word.kahit nga yung mga service centers na listed sa devant sarado at hinde mo makontak at kapag pinacheck up mo mas mahal pa ung estimate ng parts and service for repair compared sa bibili ka ng bagong LED/LCD TV. dapat iboycott ang brand ng devant kasi manloloko sila ng consumers.MAKARMA SANA SILA SA DAMI NG REKLAMO SA KANILA.

  • janggot

    walang ka wenta wentang product ang de vant na tv few months lang monitor nya kalahati lng . . . .ang maganda pa may mga number nga sila wala naman dial peke ang mga nilalalgay nila panu nga marming bumabalik n nag papagawa meaning sirain ang product kaya payo ko never ever ever buy this product …

  • Jan

    July 7, 2014: For those who gives good report, WAIT between the 18th to 30th Month as the DISAPPOINTMENT BEGINS!!!!! MY Advice DON”T BUY THIS PRODUCT…this if full of Chinese parts and is ticking to beat 24 months warranty. For those who exceeded, your lucky you don’t use them often that it is why it exceeded!!!

    For those with GREAT DISSAPOINTMENT, your not the only one. Last week my Devant 40ML150 (120Hz) went black out and only remaining sound left. I called Devant and theey came over and confirm that the issue is the LED panel is broken and needs replacement at 20,000. I told them what is the warranty. They confirm 6 months only. I replied to them, I am at a lost how does it equate. I just bought 40inch at less than 18K with 2 years. They say my unit is phased out and out of warranty for it is in its 28th month (just 4months past warranty period). Then they came with a trade-in scheme where I will get a new 40in 40GL510 at 17,500 with 2yrs warranty. I told them, this is Marketing BS. I can get the same model at Cash in Cary at 17,800 or even less…So where is the trade-in scheme and favor they were talking about extending it to me…DEVANT is a scheming product and questionable company image. They claim from the start is Singapore but it is not!!! That alone is a shady claim and what follows is a product of lots of problem…

  • Rem

    NEVER BUY THIS BRANDS!!! I have DEVANT led 46" tv may lines na on the topmost dati isang manipis na guhit lang pero ngayon 4" na yung white lines after warranty has lapsed.
    I also have a NEXTBASE portable dvd player with monitor same problem "LCD". They want to replace the LCD with the price of a brand new unit. Parang nakaprogram na masisira yung DEVANT at NEXTBASE after 2 years of usage. Good Job DEVANT & NEXTBASE!!!

  • Consumer Line

    same problem s binili kong unit, 32"led. . nagkakaron sya ng black lines. . whew!

  • pao

    Di naman khit siguro ng devant sirain..maybe the way you handle your appliances lng..branded man o Hindi NASA pg Ingat yan..pro lng bara bata lng tlga gumamit ng unit khit gawa pa sa estates yan mgkakaproblema tlga kung Hindi tama ang pay gamit ng unit…

  • nospe

    ang dali masira ng LCD panel.. tapos ang mahal ng replacement.. para kang bumili ng bago.. paksyet..

  • Paulo

    Bought a 46' Devant unit. In a little over a year a major component got fried allegedly to power fluctuation. Funny thing is we use UPS, but the Devant technician was adamant. So we had to cough up P3k+ to replace the broken part. A few weeks after, we discovered the TV's HDMI wasn't working. We were told we're going to have to shell out some more money to fix it because we we're past the warranty. What's worse is the unit doesn't even recogize a lot of video formats when we use its USB to watch movies. If the movie is over 4GB, it stops three-quarters into the movie. Lol. Devant is a piece of crap in our experience, I wonder how much they pay these product reviews. Anybody looking to buy a big flat screen LCD/LED/HD TV, I'd advise you to buy the known brands instead. They may be a little more expensive but you'll spare yourselves of the experience we went through at home. I hope this helps. Thanks.

  • Neneth

    nakakapagsisi kasi akala ko ok ang DEVANT tv, as to my disappointment, yun after a month ng mabili ko ang 32 inch DEVANT LED tv ko, hayun at nagpakita ng mga lines na parang may virus na pumasok sa tv, pinacheck ko ang cable line ko pero wala naman problem..i tried to call the service center ng devant LCD panel daw ang may sira, at kailangan daw na kami ang magdala dun instead na sila ang pumunta at gumawa..hay naku, ngayon totally SIRA na ang DEVANT tv ko, wala pang 1 yr..sayang ang pera ko..
    WAG na kayong bibili ng Devant TV..PLS LANG!!!!

  • esrald

    Salamat s mga ckmments nyo now i know knh ano klase ang devant ndi nq bbli non

  • Mac

    sana SONY nalang yung binili namin..PALPAK talaga ang devant! di makatapos ng movie, 2hrs lang napuputol na. na try ko na e.format usb ko sa FAT32 pero wala pa rin..nakakatamad naman mag convert ng MKV, kaya nga ako bumili ng bagong tv eh pra di na mag CONVERT!

    • danmd5

      Ok naman yung 46' ko na Devant, mag 3 taon na sa December 2015, pag nanood ako ng video, may WD ako na media player kaya ayos lang, wala akong problema sa Devant, satisfied ako sa binili ko na unit.

    • JT

      ganun rin ung nangyayari saken.. basta galing YIfy na mahaba ung runtime ng muvi mapa 720 o 1080 man. hihinto ung muvi kpag lumapas ng exactly 2hrs 8mins and 51seconds in my case.
      sayo ba anong time?

  • Akiyo

    Piece of crap !!! May line agad sa lcd after a year.. Nakasabit lang sa wall since day 1… A big BOooooooooooo to this brand