I was planning for a HD television,ever since i saw quality difference it could make when you connect a gaming console to it! I need not stress the fact that these don’t come cheap, too bad students like me could only dream 😉 But then i came across the Samsung LE 23R32 B.Its a 23 inch HD-Ready TV.Remember that “HD-Ready” does not mean that it can play all the HD resolutions.It is capable of playing some HD resolutions – it is not full HD! But this is the closest you would ever come to a reasonable quality HD-ready TV at a competitive price.The LE23R32B retails for a around 400 euros!!
HDMI™ with HDCP, 2x Scart ports AV-1 (FBAS, S-Video, RGB), AV-2 (FBAS, S-Video), DVI,1 x FBAS
– 1 x S-Video
– 1 x headphones jack
– 1 x Antenna jack
Component Input (Y/Pb/Pr, L/R)
- Widescreen 16:9
- WXGA (1366 x 768)
SRS Tru Surround XT, 5 Sound Modes (Standard, Music, Movie, Speech, Userdefined), Graphic Equalizer (5 channels), RMS 2 x 3 Watt, Automatic volume adjust
If i could throw in a line about the advantages apart from the price ofcourse, the picture quality is good, wide variety of inputs supported, doubles up as a monitor for your computer.As for the disadvantages, well the size ofcourse 23 inches is big but aint big enough for a HDTV (ofcourse the price justifies this factor!) and the volume output from the TV is suprisingly low (again not a problem if you have your own set of 5.1 speakers 😉
So if your looking for worthy but cheap gaming experience from your console, i recommend this.
I also would like to mention that this TV does not have any output features, meaning there is no way to output audio/video from the TV to any another device. On a related note,recieved some queries as to whether the HDMI port can be used to connect computer output. No you cannot use this HDMI port to connect your computer e.g. using a DVI to HDMI cable to output from a mac to the TV.