The Philips 23iF9946 is a 23″ LCD screen sporting a 400:1 contrast ratio, 450cd/m2 brightness and 176 degree viewing angle, it also has a built in FM tuner . However, though this little telly might appear ordinary, it also boasts something extra; Wi-Fi. The integrated 802.11g connection is part of Philips’ Streamium concept, which is aimed at linking computers, home cinema and stereos together so that digital media can be shared throughout the home.
The 23iF9946 is able to browse stored media files across a network or stream live from the internet if you prefer. Supported codecs include MP3, MP3 Pro, PCM, Wave, MPEG1, 2 + 4, DivX, XviD, JPEG, GIF, BMP and PNG which covers pretty much every conceivable base. As it’s equipped with a 1280×768 resolution and virtual Dolby surround sound, makingr a great alternative for viewing digital videos rather than needing to be hunched over a computer.
Philips’ 23iF9946 is available now with an RRP of £1499.95 but can already be found for less than that.