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The Samsung SyncMaster 940MW is a 19-inch TFT-LCD monitor delivering an ultra-fast response time of 8ms, 700:1 contrast ratio, 0.294mm pixel pitch, 14...

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published 24/10/2006 | duracellbunny
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Pro Very good functionality
Cons Aspect ratio will not stay put!
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"An excellent product"

This is an excellent product, far exceeding my expectations upon purchasing it.

As a TV, the tuner works fine. It has a myriad of connections - RF, Scart, RGB and S-Video. I use it with Sky Digital, a Playstation 2, analogue TV and an iPod video, all hooked up at once, without any adapters or switch boxes. I find the size and quality quite acceptable for viewing Sky and playing on the Playstation. The picture is crisp and clear.

I rarely use the built in speaker, but the clarity and volume are perfectly okay.

As a monitor, the screen performs well. Admittedly, I tend to use another monitor for video and gaming, and only occasionally use this as a secondary monitor, but there's no discernable difference between this and my other monitor, which is one of the better Viewsonic displays.

Both VGA and DVI connections are available, and there's a single 3.5mm audio input, should you wish to use it instead of computer speakers. I must admit that I haven't used this, so I don't know how it performs when you're using both PC and TV.

Whereas with other monitors, I have noticed little difference between using VGA and DVI connectors, the difference on this monitor is noticeable, but only just.

The menu system is tidy and straightforward - although there does seem to be a slight glitch with the aspect ratio on the auxillary source switching from widescreen to 4:3. This is a very minor aggravation, and it's really the only criticism I can think of.

It has a "Picture in Picture" option, with several sizing and placement options. Although this is not something I'd considered when shopping, this has turned out to be a very useful function that I use constantly. You do have to set the PiP every time you switch the monitor on, and cycle through the difference sources to get it right, but other than that, an excellent function.

The remote control is quite respectable, although the layout and labelling seems needlessly confusing.

It has teletext, and you can set up the Sky+ remote to work the volume/ on/off buttons.

Software is supplied, but in my experience, it was not needed and caused problems with my other monitor - it was Plug-and-Play with Windows XP.

If you haven't seen this "in the flesh", the silver front fascia is a good finish, not at all like the cheap silver plastic you see on a lot of budget-range PC peripherals. The back is black plastic, and the connections are arranged along the bottom and left-hand edges (as you face the screen). The circular base tilts, but doesn't turn.

I've had the screen for at least six months now, I use it daily, and it's still as good as new.

I've never owned a similar product to compare this to, but I am extremely pleased with it. Aside from it's compact size, it's the best performing television I've ever owned, the best performing monitor, and overall, excellent in terms of value, quality, looks and performance.

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  • torr published 24/10/2006
    Welcome to Ciao. Good first review. Duncan
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Product Information : Samsung SyncMaster 940MW 19 in

Manufacturer's product description

The Samsung SyncMaster 940MW is a 19-inch TFT-LCD monitor delivering an ultra-fast response time of 8ms, 700:1 contrast ratio, 0.294mm pixel pitch, 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) maximum resolution, scanning frequency of 33-81 kHz horizontal and 56-75 Hz vertical, and horizontal/vertical viewing angle of 160°/160°. The SyncMaster 940MW has MagicTuner with W/W TV Support System and Virtual Dolby, BBE Sound built in speakers.

Product Details

Product Description: Samsung SyncMaster 940MW - LCD monitor - 19"

Device Type: LCD monitor - 19"

Panel Type: TN

Native Resolution: 1440 x 900, 1440 x 900 at 60 Hz, 1440 x 900 at 75 Hz

Pixel Pitch: 0.294 mm

Brightness: 300 cd/m2

Contrast Ratio: 700:1

Response Time: 8 ms

Colour Support: 16.7 million colours

Input Connectors: DVI-D, VGA , S-Video, composite video, component video

Speakers: Internal, Integrated

Dimensions (WxDxH): 46.6 cm x 21.6 cm x 40.6 cm

Weight: 6.2 kg, 5.9 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 16:10, 16:10

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, DDC-1, DDC-2B, NUTEK, TCO '99

Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, TV tuner

Colour: Silver, Black, silver

Localisation: Australia

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified

CI Plus: No

2D to 3D Conversion: No

Web Browser: No

Application Store (IPTV): non-Smart TV

USB Recording: No

HD ready: HD Ready

Memory Stick: No

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz: 50

DVB-T: without Digital Tuner

Screen Format: 16:9

Type: LCD

EAN: 8808979772735, 8808979908004

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No

DVB-C: No

DVB-S: No

DVD Player / Recorder: No

Screen Size in cm: 48

Screen Size in Inches: 19

Manufacturer: Samsung

MPN: LS19DOWSS, LS19DOCSS

DVB-T2: No

WiFi Connectivity: No

HbbTV: No

Secure Digital Card: No

Ethernet: No

Horizontal Viewing Angle: 160

Vertical Resolution in Pixel: 900

Web Content Access: No

Standby Power Consumption in Watts: 1.9

HDMI: No

Number of Common Interface (CI) Slots:

DLNA certified: No

On-Mode Power Consumption in Watts: 55

Number of Scart Interfaces: 1

VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes

DVI Interface: Yes

Response Time in ms: 8

Full HD: without Full HD (1080p)

USB: No

Brightness in Candela/m²: 300

Contrast Ratio (X:1): 700

Horizontal Resolution in Pixel: 1440

3D: without 3D Technology

LED Backlight: without LED Backlighting

Display Position Adjustments: Tilt, Fold

General

MPN: LS19DOWSS, LS19DOWSS/XSA, 940MW, LS19DOCSS/EDC, 940MW-SILVER, SM-940MW, LS19DOCSS, LS19DOCSS/XAA

Display Type: LCD monitor / TFT active matrix

Diagonal Size: 19"

Panel Type: TN

Native Resolution: 1440 x 900, 1440 x 900 at 60 Hz, 1440 x 900 at 75 Hz

Pixel Pitch: 0.294 mm

Brightness: 300 cd/m2

Contrast Ratio: 700:1

Colour Support: 16.7 million colours

Response Time: 8 ms

Vertical Refresh Rate: 75 Hz

Horizontal Refresh Rate: 81 kHz

Horizontal Viewing Angle: 160

Vertical Viewing Angle: 160

Features: Picture in picture, picture by picture, MagicTuner

Image Colour Disclaimer: The image of the product displayed may be of a different colour

Dimensions (WxDxH): 46.6 cm x 21.6 cm x 40.6 cm

Weight: 6.2 kg, 5.9 kg

Colour: Silver, Black, silver

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 16:10, 16:10

Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, TV tuner

Viewable Size: 19"

Video Bandwidth: 81 MHz

OSD Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Spanish

Controls & Adjustments: Brightness, contrast, H/V position, sharpness, colour balance, gamma correction, colour temperature

Audio

Type: Speakers - stereo - internal, Speakers - stereo - integrated, Speakers - stereo, Speakers

Output Power / Channel: 3 Watt

Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x DVI-D - 24 pin digital DVI ¦ 1 x S-video input ¦ 1 x composite video input

Power

Power Supply: Internal

Power Consumption Operational: 55 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 2 Watt

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

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 3 years, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 3 years - pick-up and return

TV Tuner

Analogue Video Format: PAL-B/G, PAL-N, PAL-M, PAL-I, PAL-D, SECAM L, SECAM D/K, SECAM B/G, M-NTSC

Mechanical

Flat Panel Mount Interface: 100 x 100 mm

Display Position Adjustments: Tilt, Fold

Miscellaneous

Localisation: Australia

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), wall mountable

Included Accessories: Remote control

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, DDC-1, DDC-2B, NUTEK, TCO '99

Cables Included: 1 x power cable ¦ 1 x audio cable

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Environmental Parameters

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 80%

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 10 °C

Software / System Requirements

Included Software: Natural Color

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