Abstract: Samsung's Syncmaster 192MP is definitely a great LCD monitor for office oriented computer work, some DVD or TV watching here and there, and whatever else interests you.|
OSD and Display Evaluation Notes
Samsung have maintained a very concise OSD menu
system for the last few years we've been checking out their displays, and the Syncmaster 192MP continues
on here were. Navigation with the circular paddle by the power button the front bezel is
straightforward, even for the most novice of user.
Input controls and picture settings here.
Sound options allow you to customize by music, movie, or
custom bass and treble settings. If cable TV is hooked up, you can adjust most
settings a standard Television has.
Magic bright is another little tool Samsung have added,
which adjusts the brightness of the display for specific purposes, like;
Internet, Text or Entertainment. The user and entertainment settings are brightest making it
ideal for watching a movie.
As with all LCD's capable of analog-input, the best way
to configure the screen is use the "Auto Adjust" key and just sit back while the
screen configures itself.
|PCstats TFT Display Evaluation
We evaluate the quality of TFT displays with
the help of a program called Nokia
Monitor Test. The software application
displays a range of colours and test patterns that can help diagnose just
about any visual problems or defects a TFT display may contain. The
software consists of eleven tests which can be run in steps as adjustments
are made in the OSD.
Broken Pixels: What we class as a
'broken pixel' can fall under any one of the following circumstances:
Pixel always on (any colour), pixel always off, pixel unable to display a
shade (red, green, blue, black, white), pixel shown colour gradient. While
many manufacturers may consider a few broken pixels acceptable, we believe
the high cost of TFT displays should translate into a clear and
Pixel Clock: If the number of dot clocks
within one horizontal synch are not properly configured the screen will
appear to drift or vertical stripes may be generated. This should be
correctable by the on screen menu.
Phase: If the phase of the display data
and dot clock are not correctly tuned the screen can flicker, or text be
displayed blurry. For example text may appear dithered, or when looking at
a test pattern of a one-pixel black, one-pixel white checkerboard pattern
the pattern may be distorted. This should be correctable by the on screen
Response Time: We look for any streaking
associated with moving a full page of text up or down quickly. Displays
with slower refresh rates tend to show some degree of image streaking or
text discoloration which can be distracting.
|Display Test System
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||Color Temp: 6500 Kelvin|
Frequency: 60Hz, analog
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