The Philips 221TE2LB/00 is a mid-range 21.5" LCD HDTV with LED backlighting similar to the 18.5" Philips 191TE2LB/00. The primary difference between these two models (aside from the size difference) is that the 221TE2LB/00 sports a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) while the 191TE2LB/00's is 1366 x 768. Otherwise, the two HDTVs sport the same features, including touch-sensitive controls, SmartContrast and SmartImage technology.
The 221TE2LB/00's touch-sensitive controls provide an intuitive way to adjust controls by way of icons, rather than protruding buttons, which respond to the slightest touch. Its SmartContrast technology provides the 221TE2LB/00 with a 20,000,000:1 contrast ratio by way of backlight boosting, localized dimming and Philips' specialized video processing, resulting in a more lifelike picture. Meanwhile, the 221TE2LB/00's SmartImage technology allows users to chooses from a predefined list of situations--Office, Image, Entertainment, Economy--an automatically adjusts settings for optimal picture.
- 21.5" LCD panel with LED backlighting (1920x1080 @ 60Hz)
- SmartContrast technology: 20,000,000:1 contrast ratio
- SmartImage technology
- Incredible Surround sound technology
- Inbuilt TV tuner
- Video inputs: HDMI and VGA
- Response time (typical): 5 ms
- Viewing angle: 170º (H) / 160º (V)