Hisense HL22T28PL LED television
This budget 22in LED television has a USB port for playing downloaded video
- Good detail levels for a 22in panel, inbuilt DivX playback through USB
- Comparatively expensive for small screen size, struggles with high contrast content
The Hisense HL22T28PL 22in LED television is a good choice if space is at a premium. Video quality isn't excellent, but the HL22T28PL has good detail levels at 1080p when connected to a computer.
Price$ 599.00 (AUD)
The Hisense HL22T28PL is a 22in LED television with a 1000:1 contrast ratio. Its picture quality is average when displaying high contrast video content, and if you intend to use it as a PC monitor it can display good levels of fine image detail thanks to its 1080p Full HD panel.
Hisense HL22T28PL: Design
The Hisense HL22T28PL LED television has a glossy black finish on its thin bezel. Although this will easily pick up fingerprints it looks attractive. The Hisense HL22T28PL's body is quite thin at the edges, but the rear of the chassis bulges an extra centimetre at its centre. Overall the Hisense HL22T28PL is a sleek and attractive (if slightly formulaic-looking) television. The HL22T28PL's thin base does not swivel, but this is a minor issue because the TV is quite light.
The rear of the Hisense HL22T28PL has a range of video, audio and input ports. If you're hooking up a Full HD device like a Blu-ray disc player, you'll need to use the single HDMI port, but analog devices like older camcorders or iPods can be connected using the component or composite A/V connector sets. A VGA connector will also handle the 1080p native resolution of the Hisense HL22T28PL, so this is what we'd opt for when using it with a desktop PC if the HDMI port is occupied. The Hisense HL22T28PL's USB port has support for a small range of audio, video and picture codecs, including official support for DivX video. This feature makes the Hisense HL22T28PL useful for watching downloaded video without an external media player or set-top box. It also means the Hisense HL22T28PL is an all-in-one package; there's no need to plug in additional devices just to watch a movie.
Hisense HL22T28PL: Picture quality and contrast
The Hisense HL22T28PL has similar picture quality to the Tyagi LED24 and Kogan 1080P24 LCD televisions. It has a 1000:1 contrast ratio like its competitors, and a 1080p native resolution for its 22in panel.
When we played the 1080p Full HD Blu-ray version of The Dark Knight through the Hisense HL22T28PL LED television we found that it handled difficult scenes well. Although it only has the same stated contrast ratio as Kogan and Tyagi's televisions we found it handled black detail better when using its default settings. Like the other sets it clipped highlight detail and left bright areas of the screen looking slightly grey and washed out — this is a problem that can only be solved by lowering the screen's brightness, making it difficult to view in a well-lit room.
Detail levels are good when viewing 1080p content on the Hisense HL22T28PL. Its high resolution to screen size ratio makes it a good choice for use as a monitor for a desktop PC. For impromptu Web browsing, where you're not going to be presented with high-contrast material, the Hisense HL22T28PL is a good choice.
The advantage of using LED technology in the Hisense HL22T28PL is evident in its low weight and slim profile. Picture quality is only average, but it fares slightly better than its competitors from Tyagi and Kogan. However, the downside is that you are paying a higher retail price for a smaller screen size.
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