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Old October 20, 2010, 03:49 PM
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Here's the deal.....

I've got a samsung T240HD NCIX.com - Buy Samsung SyncMaster T240HD 24IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1200 5ms DVI VGA HDMI Component DTV Tuner - LS24TDNSUV/ZC In Canada. which was purchased as a small(ish) TV for the bedroom, and it works/looks fine from normal viewing angles, but it's absolutely horid if you're viewing it from below the normal viewing angle, and it doesn't have to be much below the normal viewing angle. It doesn't just fade out like you'd see from a high side angle, the blacks are completely OTL.

We noticed this, and then started wondering about our plans to mount our 40" screen up on the wall as that would be a fairly high mount. Fortunately the 40" doesn't seem to have this issue.

So here's my question for the gurus out there... is this a problem with a particular kind of 24" screen? Is it something that is normally noted when looking at specs?

Inquiring minds want to know. (If I have to, I'll try to get a pic to show the difference).
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Old October 20, 2010, 04:09 PM
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Yea, it is a TN panel which are known for poor viewing angles. I'm not sure if you've compared other TN panels from a bottom angle or not, but it is pretty bad. TN panels are horrible for watching TV and movies I find, which is why I'll never use another TN for my main screen. Your 40" TV doesn't have that problem because it is a PVA/MVA panel, unless it's a plasma... Same with your 2209WA which is IPS

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