LED model, not to be confused with inferior P2270 LCD model.
The Samsung XL2270HD uses LED backlighting technology to bring about improvements in picture, looks and energy efficiency - and to what effect!
Using LED backlighting, the Samsung XL2270HD boasts a class-leading contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1. This gives the 22 inch Samsung inky deep images with a great sense of realism. In addition to this, the XL2270HD also benefits from a response time of just 5m/s. This means that no matter how fast the action, the TV will remain blur free and smooth scrolling. Finally, to ensure that you have the most detailed picture possible, the XL2270HD has Full 1080p HD resolution. Fed with a signal from a Blu-ray or other 1080p source, this gives the Samsung the opportunity to really shine. Detail is exceptionally crisp and colours more natural than before. With the XL2270HD boasting pretty much all the picture enhancing features of larger TVs, there really is no compromise to be had from its smaller screen. If you want a top quality picture from a smaller screen, the XL2270HD delivers in spades.
One area in which the Samsung struggles against the laws of physics is with sound quality. As screens like this become ever thinner so the sound quality becomes compromised. Having said that, the XL2270HD is better than many and uses SRS TruSurround HD to form a more spacious sound. There's also an optical socket that lets you output the sound to a suitable home cinema or hi-fi system, should you wish to substantially enhance the sound quality.
As well as the optical output, the XL2270HD gives little away to larger TVs in terms of sockets. HDMI and DVI-D connections look after HD sources while SCART and component take care of older analogue equipment. The PC input also makes this TV ideal as a dual use TV/monitor. Completing the comprehensive range of connections, you'll find a headphone socket and audio input.
With a depth of just 66.1mm and a very sleek, charcoal casing, the Samsung XL2270HD looks far smarter than the typical gloss black TVs. Furthermore, the crystal effect pedestal neck gives the appearance of the TV floating above the stand. Another benefit of the LED backlighting is a power consumption of just 38 watts. That's less than most light bulbs and low enough to earn the XL2270HD eco friendly status.
For a 22 inch TV which refuses to give anything away but size to its larger brothers, the XL2270HD is the most complete portable TV to date.