The TV is praised for its price, decent built, good digital tuner and extra packed features by the magazine. Other award winning TVs include Panasonic, Toshiba and LG in the same issue of the magazine.
This 11" TV/DVD/Media player combination was voted Top 3 Small Screen TV by Channel 4 in January 2008. August portable Freeview TVs and TV receivers have also been featured recently in Channel 5 Gadget Show and by various magazines including Active Home, What Video & High-Definition TV, What Plasma & LCD TV, What Home Cinema and ERT Weekly with a number of star awards. The recommendation by What Hi-Fi magazine has further endorsed the August as an emerging leading brand for small screen digital Freeview TVs.
The magazine has commented on the TV with this verdict: August delivers a lot for the money with this portable 11in TV. Not only do you get a decently built 800x480 resolution screen with analogue and Freeview tuners, but a neatly integrated DVD player, USB and SD/MS/MMC card compatibility, too. All for £220. There 's even an optional battery pack (about 1.5-hour viewing life) for just another £30.