Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD: 27-inch LCD Monitor with TV Tuner


Samsung: The Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD is a 27-inch LCD monitor with built-in TV tuner. The 27-inch LCD sports a 1920×1080 resolution. If you sit in front of the computer all day but still want to watch TV, the P2770HD might be a very suitable solution for you. The 27-inch LCD is certainly large enough to sit back in your office chair and the 1080p resolution will show off over-the-air terrestrial HD signals just right.

Samsung points to some design touches on the P2270HD: a crystal bezel, transparent neck on the stand, and touch-sensitive power button. There are two 3W speakers.

  • Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD Specifications
  • Display: 27-inch TFT LCD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Contrast Ratio: 50,000:1 (dynamic), 1000:1 (static)
  • Response Time: 5ms
  • Brightness: 300 cd/m2
  • Viewing Angles: 170/160
  • Connectivity: VGA, DVI, HDMI, Component, Composite
  • Other: PIP, PBP (Picture By Picture)
  • Power Consumption: 56W (operational), <2W (standby)
  • Price: KRW549,000 (about US$472)

I really like the large size and the plethora of connectivity options. But, there are a few things that make me pause in my excitement. The viewing angles are not so great at just 170/160; that tells me Samsung has used a cheap TN panel instead of its excellent PVA panel. Next up is Samsung’s showcasing the 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio: that number doesn’t mean anything. It isn’t bright enough. The 300 cd/m2 is certainly not dim for a monitor but when you’re marketing it to be used as a TV that will quite possibly be used during the day for a quick 10-minute TV break, the brightness isn’t enough especially when you’re trying to “sit back, relax, and enjoy the show”. The price sounds good enough but with 42-inch 1080p LCD TVs that are going for under $500, I’m not too sure it’s competitive enough.

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