I got this TV as I needed something to go in my bedroom with my new playstation 3 and ideally wanted something that was 1080p and would look pretty good, to cut a long story short this does the job really well especially for the price.
The 1080p picture looks great and setting the TV was a breeze, the TV tuning was really easy and it found all the freeview channels I was expecting it to for my area. Hooking up the playstation was as simple as expected, just plugged it into the HDMI and off I went.
I have also used the TV as a second monitor and it does this really well as well, I plugged in either a VGA cable or another HDMI cable using a switcher with the PS3 and everything worked and ran smoothly.
The speakers on the TV work really well and the sounds comes through crystal clear and it is plenty loud enough for us.
Hanging the TV on the wall was easy using a standard bracket, not much else to say really other than the
remote is fine and the TV still works perfectly a year after purchasing it (its survived a move and a few bumps along the way).
When I moved to a smaller flat (attic conversion) my old 32 inch Sony television was far too large for my new temporary premises. Like a lot of my furniture it was placed in storage and I set about the task of finding a smaller replacement. With the limited space available I was looking for a television between 19 and 22 inches. My first thought was to just but another Sony as I had always done so before. But the spec of the Sony offering was the lowest and it was also £40 more expensive. I decided to break with tradition and go with the LG M227WD at £179.99.
The main reason for this was that the LG had a 22 inch screen size where others in this price range were 19 or 20 inches only. It was also full HD. A lot of these HD ready labelled televisions are not so make sure you check this before making your purchase. In fact the LG was the only one that was and it was also the second lowest price wise. As well as being Full HD the LG M227WD has an abundance of connections at the rear enabling you to connect other devices. You get the all important HDMI socket plus a DVI input as well as a VGA connection. There are two SCART sockets plus a USB and component.
Few similar priced models have this amount of connectivity but one extra HDMI socket would have been a real bonus to help future proof this set. Freeview is built in as well as the traditional analogue stations. The picture and sound quality are excellent and the onscreen menu is very easy to learn and navigate through. The supplied remote control is quite basic looking but is very functional. It does feel a little on the flimsy side when compared to the excellent build quality of the TV itself though. Aesthetically the LG M227WD is very pleasing and has the feel of a much more expensive item than its actual price would suggest.
Since I'm no longer in such cramped conditions I'm now using my LG M227WD as my new monitor. I recently purchased a new PC and the LG performs superbly in its new role. I would advise using the DVI connection instead of the HDMI one when using the LG M227WD as a monitor as this seems to provide a higher quality picture in my experience.
I bought this TV/Monitor to replace my old 22" PC Monitor in which I was using a PC TV card to transform it into a TV. This method was rather crude as I always needed my PC to be turned on and picture quality suffered.
I've had it just under a year now and it has been a great buy. Unlike most 22" TVs this one supprots full 1080p high definition pictures which makes it perfect for use with BlueRay and is more than capable of viewing standard HD TV images.
I don't use the built in Freeview tuner as I have a PVR which is connected via scart socket, even on this none HD source the picture quality is brilliant. It is very sharp with great but natural colour separation.
In PC (DVI) mode the picture quality is also suburb, I can notice defects in Photoshop images I am working on which don't show at all on my other monitors. The resolution is very high so this takes some getting used to but productivity is much higher as I fit so much more into the same screen space.
There are two downsides for me, it can take a couple of seconds to change sources which can be a problem if I need to quickly check my emails during an add break and the sound quality can only be described as awful. It is far too tinny to be of any use however I always use my HIFI for TV sound anyway so this isn't a problem for me but may well be for other people. The problem with modern LCD TVs is there are thin by their very nature which leaves no room for proper speakers like you used to get in the CRT TVs.
Reading the reviews of this TV when we were looking around made us a bit worried about the sound, as almost every review slates the sound quality; however we have had no problems with it! It's not going to win awards for greatest sound quality in the world, but for the price you can't really expect cinema quality sound can you?!
Its a very versatile TV, with just about every connector you can think of on the back, it has HDMI, SCART, component, composite and more, including VGA for connecting to a PC, so it can be used as a monitor instead of just a TV if required.
The screen resolution is 1920 x 1080 making it true HD and not just HD ready, which was one of the main reasons why we bought this TV and it was really very simple to set up and tune. The contrast ratio is 10000:1 and the response time is 5ms.
The picture quality is fantastic, very clear and crisp and when you have the playstation hooked up playing a blue ray, the TV really does come into its own; the 1080p really does look amazing!
The only downside I would say is, that the freeview menu does tend to take a while to load up the program details, but like I said earlier for the price you can't expect the world!
If your looking for a cheap TV, with an excellent quality picture and don't mind the sound being a bit tinny sometimes then this is definitely the TV for you!
Having put up with a 15inch monitor for years I decided that it was time to upgrade! This was bought mainly with the intention of being a monitor, with the TV functions as a nice extra.
Looks wise this is quite smart, the surround at top and sides is a bit less than an inch wide gloss black at the bottom its a bit wider and has the speakers mounted in a curved section below this. All the controls are on the right hand side of the unit along with the connector for external speakers/headphone (your gonna need to use this!).
The remote is functional if uninspiring, and all the controls are pretty much obvious. It runs of 2 AAAs and is quite happy on rechargeables.
For use as a monitor it is bright and sharp when at its native resolution. At other resolutions it suffers from the normal LCD loss of quality due to the scaling of the picture resolution. Unless you have a PC which cant support it I can't see any reason to run it at anything other than its native 1920x1080. With a single light colour over the whole (like the windows login screen) screen one corner (top right) is a little brighter than the others however once you actually put a picture on the screen its not noticeable (at least to me).
As a TV it seem OK, I haven't used as such an awful lot. The picture is normally quite clear and crisp however goes occasionally a little blocky, that may be the signal, or just the fact the when sat at a desk I'm a lot closer to it than I normally am to a TV when I'm watching it.
Sound quality is, as other reviewers have said not great, if you use it a lot as a TV you're going to want to connect set of external speakers. You have 2 options for this. Firstly the jack on the side will drive any normal set of computer speakers, any decent pair of powered speakers will probably be a step up from the internal ones. Alternatively you can drive an amplifier with a optical digital input from the optical output on the back of the set.
There aren't to many bells and whistles o this monitor/tv for example there is no picture in picture so you cant keep an eye on the TV while you write up you weekly sales report! However what there is works well, digital teletext, program guide, program info etc all work as expected.
TV set up was trivial. Plug in an aerial, turn it on, let it scan for channels done. As a monitor plugged it in with DVI cable it simply works.
Overall a nice monitor/tv with plenty of inputs for attaching all you gadgets
After losing my previous television to a short-circuit, i was in desperate of a new set. Having been with a Toshiba for a while, i decided to buy from elsewhere. I was reluctant to buy an LG, as my friends had told me of their experiences with LG's poor sound quality on many of their products. After looking around, i found this and decided to risk it.
For starters, id like to point out how impressed i was with the number of input and output ports on the monitor. i could have my PlayStation 3 and PC plugged in at the same time, and still watch TV with the built in freeview, which comes with all the channels you would expect from any freeview box.
The sound quality was good, but not great. if you set the volume too high, then it starts to sound a bit metallic, but after owning a Toshiba I was very used to this. The image quality more than made up for the sound quality. Capable of high resolutions, and high contrast levels (10000:1). you can be so immersed in the image quality that your mind ignores the metallic sounding audio.
Of course nothing is perfect. I found the controller somewhat random, and there wasnt exactly a large range of features available. The stand that holds the TV is also a bit unstable, but the TV is wall-mountable, so that issue can be easily ignored.
overall this TV is stylish, cheap and excellent value for money
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This is a review on the LG M227WD, it was bought for the three use's (1) for use as a monitor for a pc, (2) for gaming with an Xbox 360 - as it supports 1080p/HDMI connection, and for (3) watching televison, due to the inbuilt DVB-T tuner.
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For the full spec, click the "Technical Details" above (a lot of members forget about this feature of the Dooyoo website, and complain when not all the specifications are included in the review). What I want to say though is that the key features are the amount of connections, with two HDMI ports, VGA, DVI-D, S-video, Scart and it also has Optical Audio Out (This is really useful, because due to the size of the set the speakers are not very powerful - although for the size 22" this tv has better speakers than many in this size/price bracket - and therefore you can plug it into a 5.1 (or 2.1) speaker system to get better audio.
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The LCD TV is easy to use, and the EPG system for the Freeview is a treat to operate, having many advanced features, such as its ability to tell you exactly how much you have progressed in the current show, so if you change channel you can see how much you have missed so far. The screen has amazing clarity, and the contrast is very good (10,000:1). The screen is its best when in 1080p, when playing xbox 360 through the HDMI connection, the clarity is exceptional and the detail you have memorising. As I said earlier this is also used as a PC monitor and it also functions this job very well, at the max resolution of 1920x1080 - that is really good, and you have plenty of space for a word document in half the screen and another application in the other.
This is a fantastic set, and from Amazon and Dixons its only £183 at the moment, a steal for a set like this. The only negatives is that the stand is not completely stable and will rock if you shake it about a lot on the table. Although this model, can be wall mounted. From an aesthetic perspective this looks fantastic against a white wall, and looks very stylish.
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