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There’s a remote control thrown into the bargain, finished in black and silver. It’s fairly small and sits well in the hand, but it does look rather basic and utilitarian compared to the screen itself. In fact, this is exactly the same remote that shipped with the Samsung 730MW 17in widescreen monitor/LCD TV.
In the box you’ll find a power cable, the power brick, mini-jack audio cable, a FM tuner antenna and a D-SUB cable. Conspicuous by its absence is a DVI cable, which is a real shame. With a screen like this you’re going to want to connect via DVI, especially since the DVI-D port is HDCP compliant.
The final piece of the puzzle is price, and at just over £400 the 930MP does seem quite pricey at first glance. However, when you consider that a good 19in Samsung monitor will cost you around £330, the premium you’re paying for the tuners, remote and the ability to watch TV without powering up your PC doesn’t seem too bad.
I can’t help but like the SyncMaster 930MP, despite the fact that it has a few flaws. If you’re looking for a good 19in display that can double as your TV and radio, the 930MP is worth considering.
The SyncMaster 930MP marries a decent 19in TFT panel, with an integrated TV tuner. There’s masses of connection options, including an HDCP compliant DVI-D input. The majority of monitor/LCD TVs we’ve seen have been 17in units, but I have to say that this 19in is a big improvement both for entertainment content, and for Windows work. The 930MP may not be perfect, but it does tick most of the right boxes.
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