Samsung T27A950 Review
If you don't have room for both an HDTV and a PC monitor, consider the Samsung T27A950. This hybrid monitor saves space by doubling up as an HDTV and a PC monitor.
The Samsung T27A950 will not only give you a high quality HD picture, but it will also come with a wide array of internet apps that will extend its functionality. When used with the lightweight shutter glasses that come with the unit, this great 27 inch Samsung hybrid brings you amazing 3D effects that will bring reality to your viewing experience. It will even convert 2D images and display them in an amazing 3D view. This device comes with an attractive design that will ensure that you get the necessary support as you tilt the panel without compromising on the looks.
The I/O ports can be found on the rear part of the base. These ports include a LAN jack, two USB ports, two HDMI ports, a coaxial TV connector, an optical digital audio output, a headphone and audio-in jacks and a component AV jack that can be used with the component AV dongle that’s included in the package. This hybrid TV has various buttons that are located to the right of the bezel that’s found at the bottom of the screen. These buttons light up when touched and will enable you to toggle between 2D and 3D views, to access the device’s menu, to select the input, to adjust the volume and to browse through the channels. Users are able to make any desired changes to the output using one of these buttons.
Alternatively, there is the remote control that comes with a 42 buttons and a 4-way rocker switch. This remote control is unique in the fact that it has a backlight, making it perfect for use even when the lights are off. Apart from the backlight, other unique features of this remote control include a SMART button that takes users to Samsung’s Smart Hub, another button that gives an E-manual that contains on-screen help and controls for compatible DVD and Blu-Ray players. The Smart Hub is the platform where users get access to all sorts of internet applications for their devices. You can choose one of five picture modes depending on the input that you are connected to and the port that you are using.
It it’s connected to a PC through the HDMI port, you can use either entertainment or standard mode. When connected to devices like the PS3, Blu-Ray players or DVD players, you can choose to use Dynamic, Movie or Natural mode. Other adjustments that you can make include brightness, color, contrast or tint. These are just a few of the many modifications that you can make to the image displayed by this device. This device allows you to use the extensive sound menu to come up with an audio output that suits your preference. You can make adjustment to suit the type of media that you are playing. If this sounds too difficult, you can use the predefined settings for either music or movies depending on the type of media that you are playing. This TV comes with 7 watt speakers that will most certainly perform in most home entertainment needs.