Summary: The quality of the images is very good. There's a good selection of inputs, although a second RF input would be nice for cable or antenna selection. The reasons I wouldn't recommend it are the terrible front panel controls, and the weak internal processor. There is no tactile feedback since the controls are just printed on the front panel with no physical switches, and no feedback that the desired switch was pressed.
Very popular in this size class, but with a catch:
8 March 2012
Summary: I had the opportunity to do a side by side between this and a 22" Vizio E220VA viewing a few different stations all in HD and one in SD. While the difference in SD was slight, HD was very noticeable! Low and behold, the Vizio excelled in the picture quality department. Samsung is one of the most popular, if not the most popular LCD TV manufacture (notice I didn't say LED TV), but to my surprise Vizio outperformed in the detail department. Facial detail is lacking.
Summary: I bought this TV because my wife needed a computer monitor. Picture was great, seemed good overall for the first 2 days, but the 3rd day, the speakers died. Not worth the cost of sending it back for repairs, so I hooked external speakers to that computer, which it never had, because the in monitor speaker lasted well for 10+ years in the monitor it replaced. My advise, buy cheap or walk away.
Summary: EDIT: After much research my husband determined that using the NVIDIA Control Panel a custom resolution profile could be set for the monitor that (once you click through numerous warnings against creating custom resolution profiles) would allow it to properly display the optimum resolution with the correct refresh rate. I am increasing the number of stars to 3. If you have an NVIDIA card and are not tech savvy you still may want to skip this one.