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Samsung SyncMaster 240T 24-inch TFT Flatpanel Review

Samsung SyncMaster 240T 24-inch TFT Flatpanel Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Samsung 240T is obviously reaching out to the higher end markets and providing those users with a massive screen space.
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External Mfg. Website: Samsung Jun 23 2002   Max Page  
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Final thoughts & Conlcusions on the 240T

The Video Test

Since the Samsung 240T is built to take on RCA and s-video we added some extra tests to see how it could handle video signals. Knowing that the price of the unit is dictated by the costs of manufacturing a 24" TFT panel, and not its' video capabilities we were curious to see if there would be any visible ghosting or inner-pixelization with fast moving scenes. In another review currently underway of an LCD television, we had been noticing some issues popping up, and dubbed them "inner-pixelization."

Basically what we were looking for were scenes from our test DVD, The Matrix, were explosions occur. Other fast moving scenes can be used to hunt for this inner-pixeliztion issue, but explosions tend to work best. Essentially what happens is that certain small areas of the screen tend to look as though they are pixelizing - possibly a result of low pixel refresh rates, or because the colors tend to be lightly shaded. LCD's after all, can only display 16.7 million colours, and in some instances of lightly shaded ares stepping is visible. In any event, we tested the Samsung 240T looking for these issues and thankfully saw nothing awry - which is very good.

Conclusions

The Samsung 240T is obviously reaching out to the higher end markets and providing those users with a massive screen space that the rest of us can only dream over (heck,Dealtime's lowest price is just $4,050USD). I suppose you could try an convince yourself that more screen space leads to more work area, which leads to more work being done; but you could accomplish this with two 19" LCD's for less than what the 240T costs. That would be the easy solution, but not the elegant nor, extraordinary option.

The 240T is probably the only LCD display I will ever say this about... it is the ultimate monitor for workstations, home theatre rigs and high end consumers - there simply isn't any competition. The only display I know of that comes close to the 240T in terms of size is a 24.1" display by SUN Microsystems (not exactly a household brand).

With its 1920x1200 screen resolution, contrast ratio of 450:1, brightness of 230cd/m2, and viewing angles of 80/80/80/80 the Samsung Syncmaster 240T is technically on par with today's higher end LCD a-si TFT/PVA displays. Add to that support for digital DVI and analog 15-pin D-sub, plus video via RCA and s-video and you are left with an extremely capable monitor that doesn't lack much, if anything. Armature mounting is accounted for via 100mm VESA mounting points and a removable base ensures a clean zero footprint for wall installations.

I suppose a TV-tuner would have made it the ultimate TV / computer display, but given the corporate and high-end user markets the Samsung 240T will really appeal to, this would have been a step backwords. Ultimately, this is one of those rare moments where a picture of the product speaks more words than anything we can say - the Samsung 240T is the largest LCD we have ever had a chance to review, is one of the largest available anywhere, and is plainly awe inspiring.

LCD Display Comparisons
Display pixel pitch luminance contrast viewing angle screen size max resolution price range

15 Inch

AOC LM-500 0.270 mm 200 cd/m2 150:1 50/50/40/40 15" 1024 x 768 $350
Hitachi CML153XW 0.297 mm 200 cd/m2 300:1 45/45/60/60 15" 1024 x 768 $400
Hitachi CML151XW 0.297 mm 200 cd/m2 350:1 45/55/60/60 15" 1024 x 768 $420
Samsung 150MP 0.297 mm 200 cd/m2 300:1 70/70/60/60 15" 1024 x 768 $650
Samsung 150T 0.297 mm 200 cd/m2 300:1 60/60/55/55 15" 1024 x 768 $600
Samsung 152T 0.297 mm 350 cd/m² 450:1 80/80/75/75 15" 1024 x 768
Samsung 570S 0.297 mm 200 cd/m2 250:1 60/60/55/55 15" 1024 x 768 $500
Samsung 570V 0.297 mm 200 cd/m2 250:1 60/60/55/55 15" 1024 x 768 $400

17 Inch

Cornea MP704 0.264 mm 250 cd/m2 400:1 40/65/65/65 17" 1280 x 1024 $550
Samsung 171P 0.264 mm 250 cd/m2 500:1 85/85/85/85 17" 1280 x 1024 $1000-1200
Samsung 170MP 0.264 mm 170 cd/m2 220:1 80/80/80/80 17" 1280 x 1024 $1000
Samsung 171MP 0.264 mm 240 cd/m2 400:1 80/80/80/80 17" 1280 x 1024 $1250
Samsung 171B 0.264 mm 240 cd/m2 400:1 80/80/80/80 17" 1280 x 1024 $800
Samsung 170T 0.281 mm 220 cd/m2 350:1 80/80/80/80 17" 1280 x 1024 $900

18.1 Inch

Hitachi CML181SXW 0.280 mm 235 cd/m2 350:1 85/85/85/85 18.1" 1280 x 1024 $900
Samsung 181T 0.281 mm 250 cd/m2 450:1 85/85/85/85 18.1" 1280 x 1024 $1100
Samsung 181B 0.281 mm 250 cd/m2 400:1 80/80/80/80 18.1" 1280 x 1024 $1200
Samsung 180T 0.280 mm 220 cd/m2 350:1 80/80/80/80 18.1" 1280 x 1024 $1600
Samsung 800TFT 0.280 mm 170 cd/m2 220:1 80/80/80/80 18.1" 1280 x 1024 $2500

19 Inch

Samsung 191T 0.294 mm 250 cd/m2 500:1 85/85/85/85 19" 1280 x 1024 $1200

24 Inch

Samsung 240T 0.27 mm 230 cd/m2 450:1 80/80/80/80 24" 1920 x 1200 $4600
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Contents of Article: Samsung 240T
 Pg 1.  Samsung SyncMaster 240T 24-inch TFT Flatpanel Review
 Pg 2.  Up Close and Personal with the 240T
 Pg 3.  Twin Speakers and Sound Features
 Pg 4.  Wires and power bricks a plenty
 Pg 5.  On Screen Menus and Resolution
 Pg 6.  TFT Display Evaluation Notes
 Pg 7.  — Final thoughts & Conlcusions on the 240T

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