Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 (static), 10,000 (dynamic)
Response Time: 5ms
Viewing Angle: 170/160 (CR >10)
Input: HDMI (2), DVI-D, VGA, Composite, Component
Power Consumption: 58W (operational), <2W (standby)
w/stand: 20.47 x 17.38 x 8.46″
w/o stand: 23.66 x 21.34 x 6.14
Samsung‘s T220HD is the result of some hybrid work that the industry has been conducting. What is that hybrid work? Brands such as Samsung is incorporating 22″ LCD monitor panels into LCD TVs. You would assume that TVs would sport either a 1366 x 768 or 1920 x 1080 pixel format, in general. But this one is special, unique, or weird: 1680 x 1050.
This pixel format is definitely from the LCD monitor world. So, contrary to the model name of T220HD, it’s really not HD. It’s a bit more than 720p HD but not quite 1080p HD. You might consider it pseudo-HD.
Will HD content come out well? It depends on how good the video content is to begin and to a large degree how good the video processor is. The specifications seem to suggest that this could be a very decent personal TV. Just don’t expect eye poppin’ quality from your 40″ LCD TV in your living room.
As a LCD monitor, the T220HD can be an excellent option. With a dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000:1, a fairly fast 5ms and a decent viewing angle of 170/160, the T220HD is one capable LCD monitor, if you choose to use it that way.
[tags]Samsung, T220HD, 22″, LCD TV, LCD Monitor, 1680 x 1050, HDMI, DVI, Dynamic Contrast[/tags]