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Samsung 150MP LCD Display-TV Review
Samsung 150MP LCD Display-TV Review - PCSTATS
The historic television and the cutting edge flat screen LCD display were married to form.... the TeleMonitor... or maybe the Monivision...
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Samsung 150MP LCD Display-TV Review

It seems even microwaves are being connected up to networks and given controllable features over the internet (I'm serious!), so it was only a matter of time before the historic television and the cutting edge flat screen LCD display were married to form.... the TeleMonitor... or maybe the Monivision... err how about just the LCD-TVM (LCD Television Monitor)? Whatever the catch-phrase turns out to be for this interesting new display adaptation, you can be sure the Syncmaster 150MP will be at the heart of it.

Except for a few minor differences relating to the LCD display panel the 150MP is virtually identical to the 170MP, which we reviewed previously here on PCstats. Call it "Mini-me" if you will, the 150MP comes packed with all the same features of the larger 170MP, but for a lower sticker price. For those of us interested in LCD displays, the high price that is usually goes hand in hand with them can be hard to justify, especially in the midst of relatively inexpensive 19" and 21" CRT displays.

Putting price aside for the moment, the 150MP offers a host of features cause it to stick out amongst the wash of LCD displays hitting the market. After all it is not everyday you see a flat panel with a built-in TV tuner is it?

Samsung SyncMaster 150MP Display:

  • 15" Diagonal Display (a-si TFT active matrix display)
  • Dot pitch of 0.297mm (Horizontal/Vertical)
  • Contrast Ratio: 300:1
  • Luminance: 200cd/m2
  • Viewing Angles: 70/70/60/60 (up/down/left/right)
  • 85 Hz Refresh Rate, consumes 33 Watts power (max)
  • 1280x1024 pixel resolution, analog connection
  • Monitor Dimensions: 15.0" x 15.0" x 2.2"
  • Weighs approx. 9.7lbs
  • External universal power supply (100-240 Volt AC)
  • Comes with: Remote, batteries, PAL-NTSC connector, Stereo RCA cable, Stereo-stereo cable, RCA cable, s-VHS cable, CD-ROM, 6 foot power cord, 15-pin D-sub analog video cable, manual, AC-adaptor.
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Cost: ~$700USD

    Available from: buy.com

  • Oh, and the 150MP also comes with on-board sound. Granted it does not posses the highest acoustics in the world, but it is capable of putting most generic computer speakers to shame. The speakers are tucked below the main silver bezel and measure about 2" across. Chances are they will really only see action when the display is acting as a TV, but an audio input means you could have the display hooked up to a soundcard too. Realistically, the sound was best when the volume indicator was not pumped up more than 1/3 on the dial.

    The rear of the display comes packed to the gills with a host of different video and audio connections. Audio can be fed into the display from a computer, from the cable-TV connection, or from a VCR (left and right RCA channels). Additionally, audio from the TV can be brought out of the display to a secondary device, or a pair of headphones can be hooked up for some late-night game play.

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    Contents of Article: Samsung 150MP
     Pg 1.  — Samsung 150MP LCD Display-TV Review
     Pg 2.  The SyncMaster 150MP's Full Specs:
     Pg 3.  Features Abound
     Pg 4.  Looking at what you get
     Pg 5.  Remote and resolution
     Pg 6.  The Advanced On Screen Display
     Pg 7.  Display Evaluation Criteria
     Pg 8.  Evaluation Notes & Conclusion

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