Philips launches all-in-one AV system with 24in TV

TVs with built-in speakers are nothing new - there's been many a time we've taken a flatscreen to task for sounding thin and weedy. That's where a decent soundbar can make all the difference.

Philips' 24PFS5231 approaches things from a slightly different angle. This 24in TV-cum-monitor doesn't have any integrated speakers. Instead, it uses a dedicated Bluetooth speaker positioned under the screen. It's a 2.1 system, featuring twin drivers and a dedicated subwoofer.

This 24in set also packs in a Freeview HD tuner, twin HDMI inputs and a USB port for external media.

The set will be available from Argos and Costco, priced at £200.

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Adam was a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?, reviewing consumer gadgets for online and print publication, as well as researching and producing features and advice pieces on new technology in the hi-fi industry. He has since worked for PC Mag as a contributing editor and is now a science and technology reporter for The Independent.