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Samsung B2430H 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor - Glossy Black
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- HDMI connectivity lets you quickly and securely connect peripheral devices.
- The MagicEco feature allows you to work at 100%, 75% or 50% brightness, to reduce energy usage.
- 70,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio creates deeper, more dramatic dark tones and brighter more striking light tones.
- 16:9 widescreen offers clear, distortion-free images and a lot more space to have a lot more fun. Made for multimedia and optimized for HD content.
- 5ms Response time gives you razor sharp motion graphics for movies, games, and internet streamed content without the motion blurring
- Low power consumption technology reduces energy use and energy bills even further
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I'm running it in it's native resolution of 1920x1080. Haven't tried the Samsung software, but I may set this up when I have some time. Definitely a great buy at $200 on Amazon.
Only real cons to this product are the tricky touch controls on the front - takes a little getting used to. And the stand is not height adjustable.
Size is great for a computer monitor and HDMI and CRT connections to computers is flawless.
My only gripe, which is kinda of a big one is that Samsung's monitor software doesn't work.. at least it's completely INCOMPATIBLE with Windows 7. Whenever it is installed on Windows and runs, my computer pretty much restarts itself every bootup. Therefore causing me to not be able to start my computer at all. I had to use system restore and go back to before i installed Samsung's monitor software to fix the problem.
It would have been a great idea if the software works - to be able to control all monitor settings via computer desktop. but oh wellz. I use it like a normal HD monitor. Amazon offered a great price when i got it. Till this day, i have not seen a 1080p 24" monitor with equivalent specs at near the same price point.
PRO: By far the nicest, cleanest picture I've ever had using a monitor. Amazing color and clarity, plus supports RGB for older monitors, HDMI for a TV/game input, and DVI for a normal computer display.
CON: No buttons. Front touchpanel not friendly to my ogre hands. While you read this review, you'll think I'm an idiot for having trouble turning the thing on and getting it to switch to the right display (yes, I tried the 'power' and 'Source' buttons). But I just might have my comeuppance when you're sitting in front of a darkened monitor that won't display anything. Some fiddling/luck/time got it working and it's been a champ since.
PS: This monitor (at time of review) is listed under 3D monitors on amazon.com. It is not 3D ready for Nvidia's 3D tech, and at 60Hz, the best you'd get is 30fps 3D, if your graphics card even supports that. However, even though I bought this monitor on the off-chance that it was 3D compatible, I'm still keeping it since it's so pretty.
The monitor is very attractive, bright and clear and I have no complaints about its performance. The resolution is spot-on and I really didn't have to do much in terms of the settings after running the included MagicTune software that automatically adjusts the settings for optimal performance. Plus, the extra screen real estate dominates your field of vision, allowing you to really feel like you are "inside" of what you are working on and is great for when you are working on websites, surfing, streaming video and the like.
My only complaint is that the base is kind of rubbish. It holds the monitor up fine, but feels loose (too thin) at the point where the monitor meets the neck, therefore a push in either direction can cause it to lean to the left or the right. Thankfully minor jolts (hitting the desk with your knees etc) does not cause it to lean, but still it is a slightly annoying design flaw because adding pressure to either side (i.e. cleaning the monitor) can cause it to tilt. Beyond that, it works great when adjusting it forwards or backwards to achieve the viewing angle that you prefer (I went with simply straight on).
The outer bevels are a rounded glossy black finish, which is attractive, but I would have preferred a more flat screen look. This is a minor and aesthetic complaint, as the price when I purchased it ($209.99) was too good to pass up.Read more ›
I use this monitor with the HIS Radeon HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2GB (256bit) GDDR5 2x Mini-DisplayPort HDMI 2x DVI (HDCP) PCIe X16 2.1 Video Card H695QNT2G2M.
QUALITY WITH HDMI CABLE:
The edges of the letters were not clear or sharp and looked quite blurry. I checked all of my settings, tweaking both the monitor and the GPU in Catalyst Control Center to no avail. I was understandably disappointed as I love Samsung monitors/TVs and my first assumption was that it was the monitor.
QUALITY WITH DVI CABLE:
My GPU offers multiple outputs (DVI, Mini-Display port & HDMI) so I decided to connect a DVI cable to the monitor instead of using the HDMI. Wow, That was it! That solved the problem...and apparently, it is not uncommon as I found countless references to it after searching.
BTW, it was not the actual HDMI cable itself. I am assuming it is the "processing" of the HDMI signal done by my GPU (HIS Radeon HD6950). There may be a remedy to the problem within the GPU's software settings, however, I did not find the right combination of settings to completely eliminate the fuzz when using the HDMI.
ONBOARD GRAPHICS VS. HD6950 GPU:
There was no blurry text when using my computer's onboard graphics, my problem was limited to using the monitor with an HDMI cable and my HD6950 GPU.
COMPARED WITH AN ASUS VW246W:
I ordered an ASUS VW246H 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black first after researching reviews.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Took this to college, and it has since moved to two different homes. Things a workhorse. Have since replaced for my gaming setup, but my friend keeps his computer at my house,... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Scott
I love the quality but really wish these had real buttons instead of touch buttons, I always turn to a new input when I'm trying to turn the damn things off at night.Published 14 months ago by ryan ernst
When I connect the monitor with my PC connecting it with a DVI cable, picture quality is great.
When I connect the monitor with my PC connecting it with an HDMI cable, picture... Read more
I bought this item in 2010, now it's flicking on the bottom part of the screen...sign.....i actually liked this screen a lot.Published on November 28, 2013 by Jeff. D
Multi Screen monitor. Clear video. Fit my needs perfectly. Easy to set up and continue using. Use HDMI cable. Improves video unbelievably.Published on July 1, 2013 by Paul P.
Got this monitor as an external for my Mac book pro. Color is excellent but the touchscreen panel in front can be somewhat sensitive and won't respond to commands. Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by Minh Dao
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