Feeds

Ten... small screen HD TVs

Bed and breakfast

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Philips 22PFL3405H

RH Numbers

With a rose-coloured undercarriage, this slimline Freeview TV makes a colourful change from the shiny gloom of its peers. But while it appears classy, it’s missing some basic niceties.

There’s only a single HDMI input, which could cause headaches if you want to hook-up a set top box and games system, and the side-mounted USB restricts playback to MP3s and JPEGs.

Still, the edge-lit LED 1366 x 768 panel offers punchy hues and high contrast – the brand quotes 150,000:1. 

On the plus side, audio fidelity is high. Philips proprietary Invisible Sound post processing tech makes the most of its modest 3W audio output.

Philips 22PFL3405H television

Reg Rating 75%
Price £250
More info Philips

Samsung LE26D450

RH Numbers

Viewed front-on, this 26in ‘Crystal Design’ Samsung is as pretty as a picture. Unfortunately, it’s less svelte when spied from the side, thanks to the old school CCFL backlight. Not that this impacts picture quality.

Standard Freeview looks fine on its 720p (1366 x 768) panel; motion resolution is low but pictures are bright and impactful. 
The TV’s USB media reader is also a cut above average, with AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV and MPEG file support.

MP3s play with album art when it’s provided. The audio output is rated at just 2 x 5W but the set sounds louder, just the job for a kitchen or kids' bedroom.

Samsung LE26D450 television

Reg Rating 75%
Price £280
More info Samsung

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Next page: Samsung UE22D5000

More from The Register

next story
Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK
... when you close the slidey doors, that is ...
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Intel's LAME DUCK mobile chips gobbled by CASH COW
Chipzilla won't have money-losing mobe unit to kick about anymore
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Internet Security Threat Report 2014
An overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity: identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.