Samsung B2330 HD review

Monitor and TV? Something's gotta give...

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Our Verdict

A hugely versatile great looking TV/monitor, which is nearly ruined by its design flaws

For

  • Smooth vibrant visual performance
  • A wealth of connections and inputs

Against

  • Nightmare set up
  • Lack of height/angle adjustment

The Samsung B2330HD is the latest in an increasing market of TV/monitor combosm, aiming to combine the televisual excellence of the LCD TV with the convenience and clarity of a PC monitor.

Like its competitors, the Samsung B2330HD offers a plethora of connectivity, from SCART, HDMI, DVB-T and VGA.

Basically it can handle pretty much anything you can throw at it.

The 23-inch 16:9 panel offers a whopping 70,000:1 contrast ratio, which rivals most TVs, demonstrating the great leap forward in the quality of dual action TV monitors. That though is a dynamic ratio.

Samsung's B2330HD also features technology such as Picture in Picture, where you can have a TV screen displayed while working from a different source. What's more, there's a remote control for easy switching between modes, so it's simple to sit back and enjoy TV and movies.

And you've also got the ability to play content from USB media.

Despite the Full 1080p HD credentials of the Samsung B2330HD, there's no actual Freeview HD built in, although one could be connected to one of the HDMI ports if required.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-C (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports2
Product FamilySyncMaster
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size58.4 cm (23")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle170°
Vertical Viewing Angle160°
USBYes
HDMIYes
VESA Mount Standard75 x 75
Operating Power Consumption58 W
Standby Power Consumption290 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio70,000:1
RMS Output Power6 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.3
DVIYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand436.70 mm
Width with Stand560.40 mm
Depth with Stand197 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Media PlayerYes
Height370 mm
Width560.4 mm
Depth67.9 mm
ColourPiano Black
Brightness300 cd/m²
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelB2330HD
Product NameSyncMaster B2330HD 23" LCD TV
Product LineSyncMaster
Manufacturer Part NumberLS23PTDSF/EN
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Samsung LCD TVs Elegantly designed with a unique Touch of Color™ bezel, Samsung LCD TVs display brilliant images with amazing detail and provide a host of connectivity options.

Package Contents
  • B2330HD LCD TV
  • Remote Control
  • D-Sub Cable
Response Time5 ms
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)5.60 kg