A super set for enjoying your movies, TV, PC work, or gaming, AOC's A27W221 LCD television houses a broad, 27-inch screen with stunning 1,280 x 720 resolution. The set's widescreen image enhanced by lightning-quick 16 ms response time, a 4H Y/C comb filter, a 600:1 contrast ratio, and exceptional peak brightness of 550 candles/square meter. Wide (170 x 170-degrees) viewing angles mean you see a clear image from just about any vantage.
The A27W221 is HDTV capable, meaning it accepts 720p and 1080i high-def signals (from external digital set-top box or satellite receiver) as well as 480p inputs from a progressive-scan DVD player or digital video recorder, and it also offers a built-in NTSC tuner for convenient broadcast-TV viewing.
LCD screens offer a number of benefits over CRT monitors and televisions, including general ease of use, freedom from eye strain (no screen flickering or radiation emissions), quiet operation (no high-pitch "flyback" noise, an issue with CRT TVs), accurate image geometry (no curvature distortion or susceptibility to magnetic interference from, say, speakers), long screen life, space savings, and light weight/easy positioning.
They also tend to be more affordable than their flat-panel plasma counterparts, which often (though not always) offer faster response times and higher contrast ratios.
The A27W221 stands a mere 4.3 inches thick without its supplied tilt base, and it even includes a pair of integrated stereo speakers powered by 5 watts per channel.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture), POP (Picture-over-Picture), and PBP (Picture-by-Picture) functionality let you work on your PC while watching a movie, or view a game and a movie simultaneously. And the full-function remote control gives you full control right at your fingertips.
Connections include an analog PC input (cable supplied), 2 component-video inputs (1 standard-definition, 1 SD/HD), and 2 each S-video and composite-video inputs. A set of stereo analog audio (left/right RCA) outputs lets you integrate the set with your integrated amplifier or surround receiver and external speaker(s).
What's in the Box
TV, an AC power cord, an RGB DB15 cable, a PC audio cable, remote control with batteries, a tilt base, and a user's manual.