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Samsung Syncmaster 957MB Monitor Review

Samsung Syncmaster 957MB Monitor Review - PCSTATS
Price Check: $/£/€
Abstract: Flat face CRT's have a few advantages over their older counterparts which are not simply cosmetic.
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Filed under: Monitors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Samsung Jun 24 2003   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Monitors > Samsung 957MB

CRT Display Evaluation Notes

OSD and Display Evaluation Notes

Samsung have a comprehensive OSD, and navigation is fairly simple with the well situated control buttons. Factory presets are generally pretty good, with only a very slight distortion in the upper left hand corner visible.

PCstats CRT Display Evaluation Criteria:

To aid our evaluation of Cathode Ray Tube based displays we work with a program called Nokia Monitor Test. The software has been designed specifically to help with the proper configuration of any display, but also has the added benefit of illustrating deficiencies in the quality of image being presented.

While glaringly obvious problems would be immediately obvious to anyone looking at a simple page of text, the monitor test program stresses the display to the 'limit'. By doing this we can see exactly where the strengths and weaknesses of a particular display lie.

The program consists of twelve multi-screen tests, each designed to test one particular facet of a displays qualities. An example from each of the test-screen is shown below.

Geometry

Resolution

Brightness/Contrast
High Voltage

Moire

Colour
Convergence

Jitter

Focus

Readability

Note: We let the monitor warm up for at least 30 minutes before attempting to perform our visual tests on the quality of the picture display. This gives the CRT time to reach optimal operating conditions.

Display Test System Configuration:
Video Card: ATI Radeon 8500
Operating System: MS Windows XP
Display Settings:

Color Temp: 6500 Kelvin
Resolution: 1280x1024 pixels
Frequency: 90Hz
Colour: 32 Bit

(warmed up 30min before testing)

Display Resolutions:
1920x1440 @ 64Hz
1800x1440 @ 64Hz
1856x1392 @ 66Hz
1792x1344 @ 68Hz
1600x1200 @ 76Hz
1280x1024 @ 89Hz
1152x864 @ 104Hz
1024x768 @ 146Hz
640x480 @ 160Hz

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Contents of Article: Samsung 957MB
 Pg 1.  Samsung Syncmaster 957MB Monitor Review
 Pg 2.  What makes the 957MB stand out?
 Pg 3.  — CRT Display Evaluation Notes
 Pg 4.  Final Evaluation Notes & Conclusions

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