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Samsung SyncMaster 753DF 17 in

Whatever your applications are, Samsung has the perfect monitor to help you complete your tasks successfully. The SyncMaster 753DF Monitor has the fla...

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Review of "Samsung SyncMaster 753DF 17 in"

published 13/04/2005 | A.Smith
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Pro Clear and bright screen, completely flat
Cons Could be larger, quite large tube
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"Samsung SyncMaster 753DF"

I've been using this monitor for a couple of years now, I decided on Samsung as I bought a 15" Samsung Syncmaster monitor in 1995 and I still use it as a test monitor to this day, 10 years of use and still flawless, the reason I went for another Samsung.
I've always been a fan of Samsung as I have never purchased a poor Samsung product.

The Syncmaster 753DF is a 17" monitor of which around 16" is actually viewable. The actual screen is completely flat as opposed to the curved screens and I mean completely flat, you could put a spirit level across it and it would show you how flat the glass really is, I'm not sure what effect this is meant to have on the user but I prefer it to the standard curved screen. The glass on the monitor has an anti-reflective coating and surprisingly this does actually work; on a bright day you can still see your reflection in the monitor but everything appears to take on a dark-blue tint, a weird effect which is quite hard to explain but it defiantely works. There's the usual problems with sun shining on the monitor though, this can't really be solved by the monitor manufacturers, it's usually solved by closing the curtains/blinds.

The maximum resolution this monitor can display is 1280 x 1024 which isn't a brilliantly high resolution but it will fit most users needs, I don't know anybody who uses a resolution at or above what this monitor displays. The maximum refresh rate of the monitor is 100Hz at 800x600, 85Hz at 1024x768 and 75Hz at 1152x864. I use the monitor at 1152x864 as I use a lot of graphics applications and I don't find any problem with the refresh rate of the monitor.

The quality of the picture is very clear, I've seen monitors previously which are a little "out of focus" but the SyncMaster 753 produces a very clear and sharp image.
The menu on this monitor is very easy to use, in the past I've sat at the computer for ages trying to work out how to change the size of the picture, switching through loads of menus just to change the size of the screen, the SyncMaster 753 however I find the menu very easy to use; on the front of the monitor there are 4 buttons, one to go to the menu and select things, one to exit from the menu and 2 left/right change selection buttons to go to the option you require. There are no wheels underneath the monitor to change the brightness/contrast, this is changed from the menu, this could be a disadvantage to some users who are used to changing the brightness/contrast by rotating a wheel underneath the monitor.

The SyncMaster 753 weighs 16.4kg which is pretty light for a 17" pure-flat monitor, so you shouldn't have too many problems moving it around (Not like you move your monitor often anyway). The tube on the monitor is pretty large so if you've got a small desk you might find that the monitor comes pretty far out from the wall although I guess this is a problem with a lot of monitors as the larger the screen, the longer the tube.

Conclusion: I'm very happy with this monitor and will use it until I can't resist buying a larger screen or the monitor dies (Which will be a long time if it's anything like my 15" Samsung from 1995). I'm not sure if they continue to produce this monitor but I'd be surprised if they did. If you happen to see one at a computer fayre or online somewhere and you're looking for a good quality 17" monitor then I can recommend the Samsung SyncMaster 753DF.

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  • hackersupr published 13/04/2005
    Great op :D I have a HP monitor ( reviewed ) which sounds similar to yours :D
  • mrpaella published 13/04/2005
    I liked the amount of detail that you put in the op. It seems that you are very happy with your Samsung monitor. Thanks...Paul xxx
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Product Information : Samsung SyncMaster 753DF 17 in

Manufacturer's product description

Whatever your applications are, Samsung has the perfect monitor to help you complete your tasks successfully. The SyncMaster 753DF Monitor has the flattest tube in the world. It's perfectly flat. Not an alleged flat screen with a slight curvature that not only distorts the facts, but distorts your picture as well. This is true flatness designed by engineers who believe in true precision.

Product Details

Product Description: Samsung SyncMaster 753DF - CRT monitor - 17"

Device Type: CRT monitor - 17"

Native Resolution: 1280 x 1024 at 65 Hz

Pixel Pitch: 0.2 mm

Input Connectors: VGA, RGB

Screen Coating: High contrast coating, Smart III

Colour: Ivory, White

Dimensions (WxDxH): 41.1 cm x 41.4 cm x 41.9 cm, 41.2 cm x 42 cm x 41.6 cm, 41.5 cm x 41.8 cm x 43.7 cm

Weight: 16.4 kg, 19 kg

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, MPR II, CSA, UL, TUV, TUV GS, VCCI, C-Tick, BSMI, GOST, CCIB, DDC-2B, DDC-2Bi, Energy 2000, EPA Energy Star, ICES-003, NEMKO, NOM, TCO '99

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

Localisation: English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Korean

Aspect Ratio: 4:3

General

MPN: 753DF, SM753DF, DF17KSBU, DF175SBL

Display Type: CRT monitor / CRT

Diagonal Size: 17"

Viewable Size: 16"

CRT Type: DynaFlat - aperture grille

Native Resolution: 1280 x 1024 at 65 Hz

Pixel Pitch: 0.2 mm

Vertical Refresh Rate: 160 Hz

Horizontal Refresh Rate: 70 kHz, 96 kHz

Video Bandwidth: 110 MHz

Screen Coating: High contrast coating, Smart III

Controls & Adjustments: Brightness, contrast, H/V moire, H/V position, H/V size, rotation, trapezoid, degauss, colour temperature, parallelogram, pincushion, pin balance, zoom, V linearity

Colour: Ivory, White

Dimensions (WxDxH): 41.1 cm x 41.4 cm x 41.9 cm, 41.2 cm x 42 cm x 41.6 cm, 41.5 cm x 41.8 cm x 43.7 cm

Weight: 16.4 kg, 19 kg

On-Screen Controls: Contrast, brightness, H/V-position, H/V-size, pincushion distortion, pin-balance, H/V-moire, degauss, trapezoid, parallelogram, tilt, recall settings, colour temperature selection, zoom, colour adjustment

Factory Preset Resolution Modes: 640 x 480 / 85 Hz ¦ 800 x 600 / 75 Hz ¦ 640 x 480 / 67 Hz ¦ 1024 x 768 / 60 Hz ¦ 1024 x 768 / 70 Hz ¦ 1280 x 1024 / 65 Hz ¦ 800 x 600 / 56 Hz ¦ 800 x 600 / 60 Hz ¦ 800 x 600 / 72 Hz ¦ 800 x 600 / 85 Hz ¦ 640 x 480 / 72 Hz ¦ 640 x 480 / 60 Hz ¦ 640 x 480 / 75 Hz ¦ 640 x 480 / 134 Hz ¦ 832 x 624 / 75 Hz ¦ 800 x 600 / 109 Hz ¦ 1024 x 768 / 75 Hz ¦ 1024 x 768 / 85 Hz ¦ 1024 x 768 / 86 Hz ¦ 1280 x 1024 / 60 Hz ¦ 1152 x 870 / 60 Hz ¦ 1152 x 870 / 75 Hz

Aspect Ratio: 4:3

Colour Temperature: 9300K, 5000K

Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)

Connections: 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) - 1

Miscellaneous

Cables Included: 1 x display cable

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, MPR II, CSA, UL, TUV, TUV GS, VCCI, C-Tick, BSMI, GOST, CCIB, DDC-2B, DDC-2Bi, Energy 2000, EPA Energy Star, ICES-003, NEMKO, NOM, TCO '99

Mounting Kit: Not available

Localisation: English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Korean

Power

Power Supply: Internal

Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Power Consumption Operational: 80 Watt

Software / System Requirements

Included Software: Natural Color, Drivers & Utilities

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 3 years ¦ Limited warranty - CRT - 3 years

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80%

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