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Old 08-22-2007, 03:29 PM   #1
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I was wondering how I find which HDTV's have an alarm clock. We are replacing a tube tv in our bedroom which we have always used as our morning alarm clock. It appears that there aren't that many choices when it comes to getting new technology with this feature.

We actually purchased an Olevia 232V for our bedroom 2 days ago based on the functions listed on their website stating that it had a clock/alarm and sleep timer, however after calling Olevia because we could not located the alarm feature, they told us it does not have the alarm feature.

Well anyway, we are back to square one and have to return this one to Circuit City and find something else. The price we paid out the door for this tv was great-$509.19.

Does anyone know what HDTV's have this feature (or if it even exist anymore) without breaking the bank? Thanks to all.
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:04 PM   #2
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I've never heard of that feature even on old tube tvs, but don't doubt that someone must have designed it in at some point along the way.

But since you are moving into the new age of HDTV, you may have to change other aspects of your lifestyle as well. Why not use the clock feature in the TV to wake you up each morning to your favorite morning show or music station?

Also, I noticed that the Olevia does have a ATSC tuner. If you depend on over-the-air for your television make sure that you purchase a set with such a tuner (actually it should be NTSC/ATSC); if you have cable without a converter box and receive more than channels 2-13, make sure that you purchase a set with NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuner. If you are using a cable box, no need to worry about whether the set has a tuner or the type of tuner.
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My panny 42 plasma has that feature. but would it not be cheaper to buy an alarm clock at walmart for 20 bucks and sit back and enjoy your hdtv ?
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:12 AM   #4
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My panny 42 plasma has that feature. but would it not be cheaper to buy an alarm clock at walmart for 20 bucks and sit back and enjoy your hdtv ?
I'm gonna have to second that. Why settle for a possible lesser quality TV because of an alarm clock feature. Seems pretty bizarre to me. Just buy a good TV and an alarm clock.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:27 AM   #5
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I was wondering how I find which HDTV's have an alarm clock. We are replacing a tube tv in our bedroom which we have always used as our morning alarm clock. It appears that there aren't that many choices when it comes to getting new technology with this feature.

We actually purchased an Olevia 232V for our bedroom 2 days ago based on the functions listed on their website stating that it had a clock/alarm and sleep timer, however after calling Olevia because we could not located the alarm feature, they told us it does not have the alarm feature.

Well anyway, we are back to square one and have to return this one to Circuit City and find something else. The price we paid out the door for this tv was great-$509.19.

Does anyone know what HDTV's have this feature (or if it even exist anymore) without breaking the bank? Thanks to all.
Me recently purchased the same model. It does have a sleep timer but not a wake function. However, me be certainly glad of me purchase. At $438.00 (Big Lots) it certainly is a nice lcd for the price - a very nice lcd for the price. get the tv back and buy a cheap rooster!!!
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:42 AM   #6
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I was wondering how I find which HDTV's have an alarm clock. We are replacing a tube tv in our bedroom which we have always used as our morning alarm clock. It appears that there aren't that many choices when it comes to getting new technology with this feature.

Well anyway, we are back to square one and have to return this one to Circuit City and find something else. The price we paid out the door for this tv was great-$509.19.

Does anyone know what HDTV's have this feature (or if it even exist anymore) without breaking the bank? Thanks to all.
Does your tube TV beep like an alarm clock? Or does it just turn itself on?

The Panasonic TC32LX70 and LX700 LCD TVs have five separate on/off timers that you can set up to turn the TV on at different times if you want. You could set one to turn the TV on at say 5am on weekdays, and a Saturday timer for 7am, and a Sunday timer 9am, etc.

You can download the PDF owners manual here:

http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/TC26LX70.PDF

If you want a nice alarm clock, my favorite is the RCA RP5400 (and larger RP5420) because they have a "soft wakeup" that starts beeping at a very low volume then it gets louder over the next 30 seconds to gently wake you up. I hate regular alarm clocks that jolt me out of bed so these RCA clocks are a LOT nicer to wake up to. I got one for my GF and she ended up getting some for her sisters and mother

http://www0.epinions.com/RCA_DUAL_WAKE_CLOCK_RADIO

http://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/en-US/m...oductID=RP5400
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:35 AM   #7
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We've gotten so use to waking up with the tv that we'd like to keep it that way is all. Better than waking up to a rooster as "oblioman" suggests....lol. Big lots for $438 huh? Sounds like a better deal. I may check our Big Lots.

RandyWalters - thank you for the suggestions. And yes our tv just turned on the whatever channel we selected before turning it off the night before.

billinprinceto - "But since you are moving into the new age of HDTV, you may have to change other aspects of your lifestyle as well. Why not use the clock feature in the TV to wake you up each morning to your favorite morning show or music station?" - That is exactly what we are trying to do is wake up each morning to our favorite morning show or music station.

I guess I can't believe that more Manufacturers aren't putting this on as a standard feature on their HDTV's, especially a size appropriate for a bedroom.

Thanks again to all.
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Its a stressful world today and its imperative to be woken up gently to face a harmonious day ahead. Browse through this site and choose an alarm clock that would suit your needs and wake you up to a clam day: www dot shakeawake dot com
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Its a stressful world today and its imperative to be woken up gently to face a harmonious day ahead. Browse through this site and choose an alarm clock that would suit your needs and wake you up to a clam day: www dot shakeawake dot com
Dude, the last post is almost 2 years old.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:29 AM   #10
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I think my Sony KDL32S5100 has an automatic turn on. I haven't used that feature but I think it's there.
This TV cost me a little over $900 (with the service protection for 2 years) but I bought it for the Bravia link up, 1080p, and I've had wonderful luck with Sony over the years. I think you can get a really nice set and a really nice alarm clock for what I paid for just the TV. IMHO.
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i heard this first time....that tv with built in alarm clock.....
in fact i never thought that tv may have built in alarm clock....
But if you already had that facility in your old tv. it may be available in some tvs.
But franly speaking, till i didnt see any tv with clock...however it may present..& i didnt notice that....now ill also check if my tv is have it or not...
anyways....best of luck....
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:31 AM   #12
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Dude, the last post is almost 2 years old.
Well the post is spam, but i gotta say this is the first time in my 15 years on the internet that a spammer used a thread that was exactly on topic for his product, and the first time a spam message actually had something i'd be interested in buying. I come home at lunch and often take a short power nap with headphones on to block out the barking dogs across the street, and i could use this little shakeawake vibrating Triple-Bel Timer to wake me up. Right now i put a loud electronic egg-timer on my chest and hope i hear it through the headphones

And that Shakeawake Alarm Clock would be handy when i have to wake up early without disturbing the my bedmate. I think i'm going to buy one of each from Ebay

Kudos to you Mr. Spammer - you're the first to actually offer something i could use
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:40 AM   #13
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You can buy a TV with a wake timer, I can not live without a TV that does not have an on timer, You can get a Samsung that has 3 timers and also, I had a TV back in 1990 that had an on timer. Samsung is a good quality television.
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i would just get a 32 24 32 blond to wake me every morning.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:46 AM   #15
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I recently posted on here asking the same question as this thread that was from 2007. It is amazing to me that Samsung still has not improved the capability of their tvs to have this feature. It does have an alarm, actually 3, but they will not turn on to the HDMI input, so when the tv turns on, you get the wonderful blue screen or snow until the input setting gets changed. Therefore, making this feature USELESS. I had inquired earlier in the week on this site asking if there were any other tvs with the choice of inputs in the selection at the time of setting the alarm. I realize there are many who do not utilize this feature nor even knew it existed. But for those of us who have had tvs for years with this feature (ours was at least 13 years old), it has become a staple in our lives. Please don't criticize us who want other features too by telling us to get an alarm clock or a"blond". It's like tell you to keep an older tv rather than getting a new one with HD. Its all preference.

My point in replying to this is to inform anyone who is interested, that we found a tv (actually several) that have this feature we were looking for plus the quality of the picture is great. We ended up getting a Panasonic Viera and are very happy with it. If you haven't used this feature, maybe you should try it and possibly will wake up calmer and with a better attitude.
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