We review the 19" LED-TV (LED backlit LCD), from Samsung, which also comes in a 22" flavor.
One thing not covered (since it's not technological), is the ease of assembling the stand. The supplied wingnut of the stand itself attaches to the arm, which the TV slides into.
The picture quality on this 1366x768 display is very good, with accurate color reproduction (once you set the picture controls accordingly), and has halfway decent sound for a small TV not meant to be anything more than a kitchen, or small bedroom TV. Audio is adjustable in many ways, and does not seem to squench, or rattle the TV any.
The Super-Thin screen helps make this fairly light, and consumes a mere 40 watts of power.
Being a Samsung, and having a TV from them before, I thought the reception would be fairly strong, but I was somewhat dissapointed, as it has a tougher time picking up weaker signal than others TVs do, and especially versus the Polaroid 15" model it's replacing. You will notice the constant battle trying to get the TV to work properly, which proves that weaker stations will be a challenge to get to work, and those that are halfway decent (40 to 50% strength) will drop out some, just some.
ISN'T IT NICE TO KNOW =SOMEONE= IS NOT AFRAID TO SHOW YOU A PRODUCT NOT PERFORMING WELL? Most reviwers would make sure there's a strong signal fed to a TV, but I chose this channel, because the reception is right on the "Digital Cliff", where a decent tuner will do fine, and weaker ones, well, you see it here, folks!
Although the Menu system is fairly easy, it might be a little tough at first, but once you master the remote's usage, it's easy to set up, change settings, make adjustments, and troubleshoot.
This is where the TV shines: It has troubleshooting help! Not only does it have the traditional "Cause/Problem/Solution" index found in the manuals, it also has Audio/Visual checks to ensure the TV is working properly. There's a music track to check the audio, and a high-quality photo to check the video. One thing that's not good here is, you have to do a bit of work to get a signal meter, to try and get those weaker stations to work, or the moderate ones to try and make those better. This isn't anything new with nearly any model or brand, but this was a bit more of a cumbersome task than most sets, and receivers alike.
Inputs are a bit lacking, again, being a bedroom/kitchen TV, it's not meant to be a home theater. You have 2 HDMI inputs, 1 Component Input, a PC input, and a 75-ohm antenna/Cable input. What's missing that would greatly have been appreciated are any Composite inputs, so if you have an old DVD player, a VCR, or Plug-n-Play games, no support here, which is a shame.
The remote is Universal, and looks a bit intimidating, but once you learn the Menu System, a few buttons, it's not that hard to use.
So, is this a get? If the TV you are replacing gets a decent signal at the least, then yes, but those around 50% will drop out on occasion. If the signal was weak, or on the cusp of failure, this is not for you, unless you want to get a stronger antenna.
If you have Cable, this SHOULD be a Non-issue, if used directly. Otherwise, no HD at all.