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Android 4.0 smartens up Kogan Agora budget TV with built-in PVR for under £240

A high definition smart TV for under £240? It’s not officially Freeview HD but it is officially cheap.

The Kogan Agora is a 32in LED TV with 720p HD Ready resolution, and a smart TV engine using Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich.

Kogan’s simulated screen shots suggest a bespoke launcher designed for the big screen, although with Android 4.0, users will be free to choose how they want it to look.

Android 4.0 smartens up a budget TV with built-in PVR for under £240Android 4.0 smartens up Kogan Agora budget TV with built-in PVR for under £240Android 4.0 smartens up Kogan Agora budget TV with built-in PVR for under £240

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Read Recombu Digital’s guide to Smart TVRuslan Kogan, founder and CEO of Kogan, said: “The future of TV is all about the Internet – bringing the entire web to the biggest screen in your home.
 
“We’ve created a TV that brings a load of Internet capabilities at a very affordable price. Kogan is continuing to grow at an extraordinary rate because we give our customers exactly what they want, and our UK customers have been itching for an affordable Smart TV.
 
“Because we design, manufacture, and deliver the products ourselves, we’re able to cut out all the middlemen and pass the savings onto British shoppers.”

The TV isn’t an officially-badged Freeview HD product, but it does have a DVB-T2 tuner and seven-day programme guide, and can record/timeshift to externally-powered USB storage devices up to 1TB.

It can also play back media files in AVI, MP4 (up to 720p), DIVX4, DIVX5, XVID, MP2, WMA, JPEG, or BMP format, and has 802.11 b/g/n WiFi as well as Ethernet network connections.

The panel is LED edge-LCD with a maximum resolution of 1366×768 pixels. Inputs include 3xUSB ports, 2xHDMI, a Scart socket, composite video, VGA and 3.5mm audio in.

The smart TV platform is powered by a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor with Mali400 GPU and 1GB DDR3 RAM.

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