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Old 21-01-09, 09:50 PM
frenchBoy frenchBoy is offline
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Samsung 245T 24" S-PVA

Samsung SyncMaster 245T 24" S-PVA 689.90 €

The Good -

Luscious, saturated colours (actually, a bit *too* saturated for my taste).

Beautiful design.

ZERO dead pixels (checked using edge-to-edge #FFFFFF image).

Minimal fall-off at the corners.

No colour-bleed.

90° rotation is amazing for portrait and page editing.

OSD is exhaustive in its scope.

S-PVA panel technology used (versus TN) so you have 8-bit colour versus simulated with 6-bit.

Superb tonal range and reproduction (e.g., I see each step of a 20-step grayscale perfectly).

Brilliant, even blazing, whites.

Black-hole blacks.

Multiple inputs (selectable with Source button).

Auto-selects inputs based on which is active (eliminates the need for an outboard video switch).

Stand is stable and the right height for me and my desk (other reviewers have not liked it... I'm not sure what they're talking about, honestly).

Photshop recognizes this screen and sets up the colour profile

The Bad -

Minimal, very quiet buzz when first firing up (can't hear it if there's any fan noise, conversation, etc.).

Generates a surprising amount of heat off the front (I'm used to a CRT radiating off the top and back).

OSD does not offer horizontal sync.

Drivers needed for some cards.

The MagicRotation and MagicTune software did not work on XP/Vista 64, and in both cases necessitated a complete reinstall of the video drivers... you've been warned.

Content auto-sensing is something of a gimmick; adjust your colour manually for best results.

No intergrated speakers (not needed for us gamers but would come in usefull in the office).

Supplied cables are too short (e.g., VGA is 5 feet) so add to your order if you know you need a male-male that's longer.

Final Thoughts -

Worth the higher price. I'm happy I splurged. When rotating, as others have noted, you need to be careful to not bump the corner on your desk. This isn't a design flaw, but just something to be cognizant of. Cable sockets could have been put on detented swivels to allow for greater flexibility in mounting or hiding.
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Old 24-01-09, 01:39 PM
charlie-j charlie-j is offline
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Nice, well done I love your wallpaper!
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Old 05-12-09, 10:37 AM
idbaghera idbaghera is offline
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I use a Lenovo L220X..its a great S-PVA..recomanded
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