Kogan 1080P24 LCD television
This Kogan LCD television only has average picture quality, but it is significantly cheaper than its competition
- Very low cost, good detail when viewing Full HD content, reasonable motion control
- Low contrast means some video looks washed out, no swivelling stand
Kogan's 1080P24 doesn't stand out in terms of image contrast or design, but it is remarkably cheap. Full HD content displays good detail levels and even standard-definition digital television is reasonably well upscaled.
Price$ 319.00 (AUD)
The Kogan 1080P24 is a 24in LCD television with an 800:1 static contrast ratio, a full range of analog and digital video inputs and a 1920x1080 Full HD resolution. It won't win any awards for design or for its average picture quality, but its low price tag means you might want to pick it up for a kid's bedroom or your home office.
Kogan 1080P24: design and connectivity
The Kogan 1080P24 is a generic looking LCD television. It has a glossy black bezel around an inch thick and a stand that isn't able to swivel. The rear of the television houses an HDMI port for connecting Full HD video sources, while analog connectors are in abundance — VGA, composite, component and S-Video are available. You can connect the television to a home theatre sound system with its coaxial audio output (although optical audio output is not included) and it has a headphone jack.
Kogan 1080P24: picture quality
The Kogan 1080P24's Full HD screen is able to display good detail when supplied with a 1080p source like Blu-ray video or 1920x1080 computer output via VGA or HDMI. We tested the 1080P24 with a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook connected via VGA and a Sony PlayStation 3 playing games and Blu-ray movies over HDMI.
At its default settings we found the screen too sharp, with fringing visible on high-contrast edges. Lowering the sharpness resulted in an image that was smoother yet still full of detail. Full HD material looks good and there is plenty of fine detail visible in both Blu-ray video and still photos at 1080p resolution.
Kogan quotes a dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000:1 for the Kogan 1080P24 LCD television. Putting it alongside the Tyagi LED24 LED television we found the Kogan panel to have slightly better control over dark areas of the screen. The Tyagi LED24 loses detail quite quickly at its default settings, while the Kogan 1080P24 is able to display detail in darker areas with only a small amount of black crush. Highlight detail is also reasonably well handled. However, unfortunately both screens struggle to display bright white areas alongside dark blacks in an image. The 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio of the Kogan 1080P24 LCD television is enough to make digital television and DVD-quality video look good, but some Blu-ray content occasionally struggles and looks washed-out.
The Kogan 1080P24 handles fast motion quite well for a non-100Hz panel. We didn’t notice any ghosting or short-term image retention using our 1080p test footage of the Planet Earth Blu-ray documentary. The image occasionally flickers when 24P Blu-ray video is displayed, but this is a small problem and doesn't occur often.
The Kogan 1080P24 may not have the best picture quality available in a small screen, but it is very attractively priced. It is well suited to digital television and DVDs, and it will handle 1080p Blu-ray movies as long as you're not especially concerned with picture quality. It would make a good combo with the equally cheap Kogan Blu-ray player.
Become a fan of GoodGearGuide on Facebook
Follow GoodGearGuide on Twitter: @GoodGearGuide
Stay up to date with the latest reviews. Sign up to GoodGearGuide’s Gear Daily newsletters
Join the PC World newsletter!
Samsung portable 1TB T3 drive
Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive
Epson EcoTank Expression ET-2500
Smart LED Bulb LB130
Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop
Everki ContemPRO Roll Top Laptop Backpack
Linksys AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit router
Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive
Google Daydream VR headset
Lexar® Portable SSD
Logitech G403 Prodigy mouse
Huawei Mate 9
Belkin MIXIT Metallic Lightning to USB Cable
3SIXT Ultra HD Sports Action Camera
Acer Swift 7
Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards
Garmin Fenix Chronos smartwatch
HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450
Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Dell XPS 13 laptop
Surface Pro 4
Dell Inspiron 5000 series 2-in-1
HP Pavilion x360 13”
Blade 28 backpack by Arc’teryx
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review
- 2 ZTE Axon 7 review: Is ZTE dumping old stock on Australia?
- 3 Oppo R9s smartphone full review
- 4 Huawei Nova Plus smartphone review
- 5 Google Pixel XL full, in-depth smartphone review: Phones just got smarter
Latest News Articles
- Sony shows off its new OLED and LCD TVs, video projector, and Bluetooth speakers
- Sony’s Bravia XBR-A1E OLED could be the first flat-screen TV with sound that doesn’t suck
- Japan gears up for 8K TV broadcasting
- NHK's latest 8K display is large, thin and beautiful
- Japan starts 8K TV broadcasts in time for Rio Olympics
PCW Evaluation Team
I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.
Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!
For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
- How to quit Pokemon Go (or to start enjoying it again)
- Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review
- Time to ditch Foxtel and the iQ3: How to replace Foxtel packages with cheaper alternatives
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- TPMicrosoft Dynamics DeveloperNSW
- CCNetwork Specialist - IPAM TelcoVIC
- TPDigital Project ManagerVIC
- CCLevel 2 IT Service DeskQLD
- CCBusiness Analyst - Cyber SecurityACT
- CCWicked Front-End DeveloperQLD
- TPSpatial Science OfficerQLD
- CCTechnical Team LeadSA
- FTSenior Dot Net Backend Orientated DeveloperNSW
- CCWicked Front-End DeveloperVIC
- TPIT Project Officer - TMRQLD
- FTSolution Architect l MS Exchange, O365NSW
- TPLinux Desktop Support SpecialistWA
- FTBusiness AnalystNSW
- TPDesktop Support OfficerQLD
- FTL1 Application SupportWA
- FTDynamics AX Functional Consultant (Manufacturing and Trade & Logistics Modules)ACT
- FTSenior Software Engineer x 2 - Adelaide Based (PV, NV2 or NV1 required)Other
- FTSalesforce Technical Consultant/Architect Global IT Company - SydneyNSW
- TPBI Commercial AnalystVIC
- CCTechnical Consultant - ITSM/HP Service ManagerACT
- TPJava DeveloperVIC
- FTSenior Business AnalystNSW
- FT.Net DeveloperNSW
- FTJunior Software Engineer - Adelaide Based (PV, NV2 or NV1 required)VIC