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Old June 25, 2009, 05:39 PM
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Default Samsung SyncMaster T240HD 24IN Pros/Cons?

Mainly looking for a small(er) TV for the bedroom, but I saw this on sale at NCIX....

NCIX.com - Buy Samsung SyncMaster T240HD 24IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1200 5ms DVI VGA HDMI Component DTV Tuner - LS24TDNSUV/ZC In Canada.

It does accept a cable input (had to dig that out of the samsung website), and (unlike cheap 26" LCD TVs) allows a 4:3 image to be displayed for a SD cable signal rather than just stretching it.

Probably going to jump on it tonight... anybody have a good reason why I shouldn't?
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Old June 25, 2009, 05:53 PM
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Heh... too late.... :) (There were only 20 when I last looked and I wanted one.... :) ).

Should see it on monday or tuesday. :)
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For the record, I was always pleased by the Syncmasters. Still use one on my Main, a 2253BW.
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I love my T220 HD, the screen menu gives you a real wealth of options on how to display the picture. You should be real happy with it.
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Old June 25, 2009, 06:04 PM
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Yeah, I was looking more for the stretch/zoom functions of LCD tvs than I was looking for a 24" monitor. I have a digital box in the bedroom, but it doesn't have any kind of digital output so the kicker for me was finding the cable input in the manual. :)
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Well I've got it in, and I'm for the most part pleased with it.

The functions work exactly as I needed them to.

My only beef is that the cable O/P isn't quite as good as the SVideo, and there isn't a SVideo input on this monitor.... I'm thinking I'll probably end up picking up an HD box sometime in the near future (or maybe I just need to do some better tweaking on the picture attributes).

As TVs go... every function you'd want is there. The P.SIZE function is perfect for watching SD content in 4:3, or for zooming the content up to full screen when it's being shown in letterbox format. It's also got a sleep function (hidden under the tools).

It's also a 1080p display which is pretty damn good pricewise when it's on sale like it was last week at NCIX.
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