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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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Review of "Samsung SyncMaster 940MW 19 in"

published 15/02/2007 | Qwaspy
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Pro Watching Pc an TV simultaneously, wealth of connections, Picture in Picture
Cons Sound is a little weak
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"Perfect as dual TV/ Pc monitor"

I bought this with the intention of using it as my PC monitor and as a television as I was short on space and I have not been disappointed. As a Pc monitor it is almost worth the price on its own as it is one of the best looking displays I have seen on an LCD. The picture is always clear and the backlighting does not add an unruly shine as with some inferior products which when coupled with an HD input can look very good .

It is also extremely connectable, there is the standard DVI PC connection as you would expect but also 1 scart, 1 composite, S-video, the HD component and one which I don't even know what it is. Clearly this allows a number of devices to be attached at once, e.g. I have had my PC, Video/DVD , Freeview, Xbox 360 plugged in and played slideshows from my iPod all at once. Which is handy.

I feel I must mention the High Definition capability as it is the major trend of the moment so.. from what I have seen using my Xbox HD input it really does worry you with how good it looks; one of my friends was actually talking about how single blades of grass appeared on it for two weeks after the event! A little worrying I know, but an indication of the quality.

I almost expected the TV function to be a little bit of an afterthought as I saw it's primary function as a monitor but I was pleasantly surprised. As it has an auto TV tuner, as soon as I turned it on for the first time, it had set itself up and I was watching Bargain Hunt in minutes. And the experience hasn't worsened since then. There are endless menus which can dictate the brightness or colour intensity or sound eq or screen width or anything you could possibly wish to custom. Of course the generic settings are perfectly acceptable in themselves.
But the main draw of this monitor must be in its Picture in Picture mode, where Tv and Pc displays are shown simultaneously. Quite how cool this is one can never grasp without seeing it for themselves, but its function, allowing work and and watching TV is also invaluable for me, especially as a student.

My only complaint would be relating to the sound. It can at times feel particularly thin and tinny but of course this is a problem with most flatscreen televisions and the audio can be run straight to separate speakers from a PC or through the headphone jack which would bypass the speakers.

Overall, I am extremely glad I purchased this monitor. Although it is slightly pricier than your average PC monitor. Its TV functions far outweigh the added costs and are well worth it; if only to plug everything expensive you own into it.

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  • sweetdaisy published 17/02/2007
    Good 1st review xx
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    If you leave a space between your paragraphs you will find it makes the review easier to read and also gives a nice presentation of the review. Hope you don't mind the tip.
  • daylehall published 16/02/2007
    Welcome to Ciao, a good 1st review although I agree with comments written below. xx
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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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