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This TV has been my entertainment bread and butter for 2 years and I'm still happy with it. I've been using it as a PC monitor for 6hours+ per day and I'm yet to have any problems with it as a monitor. The resolution (720p/1360dpi) is just right for sitting close to it and I've a PS3 and XBOX 360 on it. A PS3 on this TV is amazing quality and the TV is HDCP complaint with 1080p support (upscaled from 720p).
There is some support that is missing because of the TVs price tag. There is no HDMI in but you can split to DVI and Coax in with no loss of quality (imho). The picture-in-picture mode only works when youre using it as a PC monitor and want to see another mode in a picture. I haven't tried watching anything on scart to see if picture-in-picture works on that but I have had TV through an aerial so I can work on the PC with TV in the corner and I can get the DVI (PS3) to show up in the corner in PC mode.
I count my chickens with this TV, it was one of the very first samsung HDTVs and its yet to let me down in regards to hooking up a new console or device thats released. None of the pixels have died and the picture quality is still spot on.
Before I bought this TV I had a 21" TV that was as deep as it was wide and wasn't even flat screen. I then bought an XBOX 360 and decided enough was enough and I needed to look into getting a TV with high definition technology to get the most out of my viewing. So after long searching of the internet I found this little beauty. I bought it for the reasonable price of around £420 and so far i'm glad i've bought it.
When I first got it I was expecting the size of the box to be a little larger must i say. But once I got it home and un-packed it I was pleased with its looks. In my own opinion it looks great, I love the simplicity of it and especially the single on/off button on the front. Top marks for looks. However, the 23" inch does look rather small compared to my old TV and therefore I was a little dissapointed with that. But, then again it is widescreen which will make it look smaller.
The picture quality is excellent! My XBOX 360 games look superb on it and I would reccomend it to anyway with a 360. The picture of normal TV is also very good with hardly any blurs or disorientations. The sound quality offered is good, its not great but its good enough for anyone who justs want to watch TV or a simple film. I did hook mine up to a home cinema system straight away after testing it quickly. It does support whats called SRS TruSurround what ever that may be.
I managed to install it in no time at all and to the average user this would be very easy to install. The installation guide offers a quick start setup guide and is very helpful when in doubt. The remote control is quite standard, but it does the job well.
Features wise it does have a HDMI input which will help greatly when connecting different pieces of kit to it, and my favorite being the DVI PC input it has enabling you to watch things straight from your PC. It also has teletext and a good brightness for my liking.
Overall a neat stylish little TV with a good range of features. I would however reccomend you in considering to purchase the larger 26, 27 or 32 inch versions. Definitely pleased with my purchase though :).
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