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Samsung SyncMaster 930MP - LCD TV/Monitor - Samsung SyncMaster 930MP
You also get two antenna sockets at the rear, one for the FM tuner and one for the analogue TV tuner. Making sure that all the bases are covered, Samsung has also included an RGB SCART socket to round things off. There’s no kettle lead socket, as the 930MP uses an external power brick – the result is a small 14v DC power connector.
As if that wasn’t enough, there are some more connection options on the left side of the chassis. Here you’ll find a handy headphone socket, which saves you having to trail your headphones down to your PC. It’s a shame that there isn’t a mic pass through, then you could plug a headset in as well. There’s also another set of RCA audio inputs, a composite video input and an S-Video input.
If there’s one disappointment with the design of the 930MP it’s the stand. The stand looks good, and the large speaker area means that the actual screen sits at pretty much the perfect height for me, but I still would have liked some adjustment. The only adjustment you get is forward and backward tilting – there’s no height or panning adjustment, and of course there’s no pivot.
Although I would like to see digital tuners appearing in screens like this, the analogue one fitted produced a decent picture, and even managed reasonable reception in the TrustedReviews office. The PIP feature worked brilliantly and allowed me to watch England throw away the third Ashes test while I got on with writing copy.
The sound from the integrated speakers is also surprisingly good. I’m not usually a fan of built-in speakers, but sound from both the integrated tuners and external sources was impressive.