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Samsung Syncmaster 225MW

Imagine having more room to spread out. The Samsung 225MW combines a 22" screen with a 16: 10 widescreen aspect ratio to give you a bigger window on y...

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Review of "Samsung Syncmaster 225MW"

published 19/03/2007 | thebigc1690
Member since : 14/03/2007
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Excellent
Pro huge and so so clear
Cons the other half can see clearly what your up to (laughs)
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"bring images alive with Samsung SyncMaster 225BW"

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i am reviewing this monitor not as an owner but as a very regular user, the monitor actually belongs to my brother in law. he got his hands on this monitor about 8 weeks ago now for £299.99 but i understand you can now get it for around £250 if you shop around.

as my brother in law is running vista you really see the value of this monitor it truly does bring images to life. having watched hd tv i can honestly say this monitor provides viewing to that sort of standard.

the clarity and response time from this monitor make it briliant for gaming and watching dvds or telly. we recently watched the old firm game online on it and it gives exceptional quality pictures.

the specifications are as follows.

Features include:

Viewable area: 22" wide


Pixel Pitch: 0.282 mm

Brightness (Typical): 280 cd/m2

Response Time (Typical): 5ms (GTG)

Viewing Angle (H/V, Typical): 160°/160° (CR>5)

Native Resolution: 1680 x 1050

Interface: Analog/Digital

also special features.

MagicTune™ with asset management, MagicColor™, MagicBright2™

for those of you not familiar with magictune here it is explained.

This proprietary calibration tool uses the Windows environment and a mouse to set the monitor at exactly the right settings for the user. Samsung's description of the product sums it up best:

Colors on an LCD will adjust and will appear different to the average user when the system is changed, depending on the characteristics and performance settings of the system. MagicTune provides a Color Calibration feature that helps set the LCD monitor color to a default color standard. This feature simplifies the complex gamma correction process into a few simple steps, enabling the user to enjoy the same optimized high quality color standard on every system. The earlier OSD platform could never have implemented the precision and ease of color calibration features of MagicTune.

if you havent used this feature before you will be taken aback with how easy it is to set the sound, colour, brightnes, contrast and more with a click of your mouse. a very useful feature if your pc is a shared one, as many different people will be doing different things and have different needs its so easy to change and change back you will love it!

all in all i was so impressed with this monitor i am saving for one of my own, having recently just bought myself an acer monitor which i still rate as a good monitor i will still have to change to this one because this is way way better than good!!

although i didnt feel there was an awful lot more i could write about thisgiant of a monitor i did think that now that i was green i would add some pics just to let you see that it really is a massive but very attractive monitor!

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  • amy_247 published 09/04/2007
    Great Review !
  • TopHatPirate published 23/03/2007
    nice review, and that is one hell of a monitor!
  • weebill published 23/03/2007
    looks like one hell of a monitor!
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Product Information : Samsung Syncmaster 225MW

Manufacturer's product description

Imagine having more room to spread out. The Samsung 225MW combines a 22" screen with a 16: 10 widescreen aspect ratio to give you a bigger window on your world. Whether you use that power to work more efficiently or to watch a bigger blockbuster, you get sharp text and crisp motion through a fast response time, high contrast ratio and exclusive technologies like MagicTune and MagicBright.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Samsung

Type of Monitor: LCD

Screen Size in Inches: 22

Screen Size in cm: 56

DVD Player / Recorder: No

Loudspeakers: with Loudspeakers

DVB-C: No

DVB-T: without Digital Tuner, with Digital Tuner, DVB-T (MPEG2)

DVB-S: No

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No, Yes

HD Tuner: No

Screen Format: 16:9

Horizontal Resolution in Pixel: 1680

Vertical Resolution in Pixel: 1050

Contrast Ratio (X:1): 700, 1000

HD ready: HD Ready

Full HD: without Full HD (1080p)

Brightness in Candela/m²: 300, 400

Reflection Angle: 170, 160

Frequency: 50 Hertz

Response Time in ms: 5

DVI Interface: Yes

HDMI Interface: with HDMI

YUV Interface: Yes

USB: No

Memory Stick: No

Secure Digital Card: No

Energy Savings Trust Feature: No

Number of Scart Interfaces: 1

Picture in Picture (PIP): 1 Tuner AV PIP, 1 Tuner PIP

Picture and Text (PAT): No

Picture and Picture (PAP): No

RMS Wattage: 6

PC Interface: Yes

VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes

S-Video Interface: Yes

Headphone Output: Yes

Front AV Interface: Yes

Width in cm: 52

Height in cm: 38.6, 38

Depth in cm: 6.85, 6, 6.55

Weight in kg: 7.4, 6, 7.3

Power Consumption in Watts: 58

Power Consumption Standby in Watts: 1, 0.9

Colour: Black, High-gloss black, Silver, Glossy black, Shining black

Colour Support: 16.7 million colours

Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, USB HUB

Dimensions (WxDxH): 52 cm x 20.2 cm x 43.9 cm, 52 cm x 20.2 cm x 45.2 cm, 50.5 cm x 22 cm x 40.8 cm, 52 cm x 20.4 cm x 43.9 cm

Weight: 7.1 kg, 7.7 kg, 6.9 kg, 7.4 kg, 5.6 kg

Diagonal Size: 22" - widescreen

Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch: 0.282 mm

Max Resolution: 1680 x 1050 / 60 Hz, 1680 x 1050, 1680 x 1050 / 75 Hz

Image Aspect Ratio: 16:10

Response Time: 5 ms

Image Brightness: 400 cd/m2, 300 cd/m2, 280 cd/m2

Image Contrast Ratio: 1000:1, 700:1

Digital Video Standard: Digital Visual Interface (DVI)

Video Output: TV tuner

Audio Output: Speaker(s) - stereo - integrated, Speaker(s) - integrated

Signal Input: HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, DVI-D, VGA

Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Power Consumption Operational: 50 Watt, 55 Watt, 58 Watt

Compliant Standards: DDC-2B, ISO 13406-2, NUTEK, CE, TUV GS, DDC-2B, ISO 13406-2, NUTEK, TCO '03, DDC-2B, DDC-2B, Plug and Play, TCO '03, DDC-2B, ISO 13406-2, NUTEK, Plug and Play, TCO '03, CE, TUV GS, DDC-2B, ISO 13406-2, NUTEK, Plug and Play, TCO '03, DDC-2B

Device Type: LCD display / TFT active matrix

Product Description: Samsung SyncMaster 225MD - LCD display - TFT - 22", Samsung SyncMaster 225UW - LCD display - TFT - 22", Samsung SyncMaster 225BW - LCD display - TFT - 22", Samsung SyncMaster 225MW - LCD display - TFT - 22"

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified, ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Silver

Display / Type: Flat screen

Display / Native Resolution: 1680 x 1050

Display / Diagonal Size: 22

Display / Technology: LCD

Display Positions Adjustments: Tilt, Height, swivel, tilt, Tilt, Fold

Input Device: Camera

Number of HDMI Inputs: 1

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): DAB

Number of Common Interface (CI) Slots:

PC Streaming: No

Web Content Access: No

Standby Power Consumption in Watts: 0.9

3D: No

Media Player: No

Horizontal Viewing Angle: 170, 160

CI Plus: No

VESA Mount: VESA 100

EAN: 8808987133023, 8808987133085, 8808987330361, 8808987349233

On-Mode Power Consumption in Watts: 58

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

HDMI: Yes

HDTV: No

S-Video: Yes

LED Backlight: without LED Backlight

DLNA certified: No

MPN: NV-DL-Z127, LS22CRDSF

Common Interface Slot: No

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

Viewable Size: 22"

Power

Form Factor: Internal

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

Power Consumption Operational: 50 Watt, 55 Watt, 58 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 1 Watt, 2 Watt

Miscellaneous

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Included Accessories: Remote control

Cables Included: 1 x VGA cable ¦ 1 x audio cable, 1 x VGA cable ¦ 1 x USB cable, 1 x VGA cable, 1 x VGA cable ¦ 1 x power cable

Flat Panel Mount Interface: 100 x 100 mm

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

Compliant Standards: DDC-2B, ISO 13406-2, NUTEK, CE, TUV GS, DDC-2B, ISO 13406-2, NUTEK, TCO '03, DDC-2B, DDC-2B, Plug and Play, TCO '03, DDC-2B, ISO 13406-2, NUTEK, Plug and Play, TCO '03, CE, TUV GS, DDC-2B, ISO 13406-2, NUTEK, Plug and Play, TCO '03, DDC-2B

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x DVI-D - 24 pin digital DVI ¦ 1 x SCART - 21 pin SCART ¦ 1 x HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A ¦ 1 x S-video input - 4 PIN mini-DIN ¦ 1 x component video input - RCA x 3 ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x composite video input - RCA ¦ 1 x headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x audio line-in - RCA x 2, 1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x DVI-D - 24 pin digital DVI

Audio Output

Type: Speaker(s) - stereo - integrated, Speaker(s) - integrated

Output Power / Channel: 3 Watt

Video Input

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

Analogue video Signal: RGB, S-Video, composite video, component video, RGB, RGB, composite video

Digital Video Standard: Digital Visual Interface (DVI)

Image

Image Colour Temperature: Adjustable

Image Aspect Ratio: 16:10

Image Brightness: 400 cd/m2, 300 cd/m2, 280 cd/m2

Image Contrast Ratio: 1000:1, 700:1

Image Max H-View Angle: 160, 170

Image Max V-View Angle: 160

Display

Colour Support: 16.7 million colours

Diagonal Size: 22" - widescreen

Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch: 0.282 mm

Max Resolution: 1680 x 1050 / 60 Hz, 1680 x 1050, 1680 x 1050 / 75 Hz

Max Sync Rate (V x H): 75 Hz x 81 kHz

Video Bandwidth: 135 MHz, 146 MHz, 156 MHz, 162 MHz

Response Time: 5 ms

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

Video Output: TV tuner

Signal Input: HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, DVI-D, VGA

Features: Picture in picture, OSD-Digital Display Director, picture by picture, MagicBright 2, Sync on Green, MagicTune, MagicSpeed, MagicColor, HDCP, MagicBright 2, MagicTune, MagicSpeed, HDCP, MagicBright 2, MagicTune, MagicSpeed, MagicColor, MagicBright 2, MagicTune, MagicColor

Display Positions Adjustments: Tilt, Height, swivel, tilt, Tilt, Fold

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

Display Screen Coating: Anti-reflective, anti-static

Viewable Size: 22"

General

Enclosure Colour: Black, High-gloss black, Silver, Glossy black, Shining black

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

Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, USB HUB

Width: 52 cm, 50.5 cm

Depth: 20.2 cm, 22 cm, 20.4 cm

Height: 43.9 cm, 45.2 cm, 40.8 cm

Weight: 7.1 kg, 7.7 kg, 6.9 kg, 7.4 kg, 5.6 kg

Display Type: LCD display / TFT active matrix

MPN: LS22CRDSF, LS22UCWSFV, LS22DPWCSQ, LS22CRASB, LS22CRASB/EDC, LS22DPWCSS/EDC, LS22DPWCSQ/EDC, LS22DPWCSZ, LS22DPWCSS, LS22CRDSF/EDC, LS22UCWSFV/EDC

TFT Technology: TN

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