Samsung LE 23 R 32 B review

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!!

Samsung LE23RB32

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)

Supported Resolutions:

  • 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.

Update:

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.

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Author: Balachandar Radhakrishnan

I work in Project Management and love music, photography & more.

2 thoughts on “Samsung LE 23 R 32 B review”

  1. It’s false you cannot connect the PC to this TV. If you have an adaptor cable from DVI to HDMI you can. However, the videocard of the PC must support HDMI (most new generation video cards have this feature). I have such a cable and it works. It does not support sound trough HDMI cable, you need an additional cable.
    Other then that, this TV is a low-cost but very nice piece of hardware. And low-cost does not mean low-quality. I have this TV for quite some time now and i am 100% satisfied of it.

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