Samsung SyncMaster T240HD 24in DTV Monitor - Feature Table

Andy Vandervell

By Andy Vandervell

Reviewed:

Summary

Our Score:

8

User Score:

Overall Score

8

Scores In Detail

  • Value 8
  • Image Quality 7
  • Features 9
  • Design 9

Chocoa

August 22, 2008, 3:52 am

I would rather wait for Freesat to mature, get a pc sat card and HD monitor and save on the redundancy of SD on an otherwise expensive monitor! With the Sat card I can then use the output on my HD projector.

colin99

July 4, 2010, 12:50 pm

I've been using one of these for some months now, mainly as a computer monitor where I needed occasionally to be able to connect to video sources. A few slightly negative points to add:





Sometimes it can be reluctant to start up when the PC wakes up (PC connected by DVI). The only way to overcome this seems to be to start pressing buttons (power / input select) on the monitor to start it up.





There is no S-Video input, only composite. The quality from this input is pretty basic, with lots of dot crawl around coloured edges.





The sound quality is indescribably poor. You really don't want to use it's built-in speakers.





I very much agree with the trustedreviewer's comments about lacklustre Freeview pictures, it's OK for occasional use but watching a screen this large from close up (which you are likely to do since it's primarily a computer monitor), really shows how bad Freeview can be.





BUT, on a positive note: It's a super computer monitor. It gives much better results from the DVI input than the VGA connector, so don't use the latter unless you have to. And it's handy for a computer monitor to also be a video monitor, something I need for my business.





A minor quibble, the edge of the plastic around the screen should have been beveled out slightly. You can find reflections from the inside edge of the surround are distracting.





Despite its weaknesses, I'm very pleased with it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a top quality computer monitor who needs occasional TV / AV monitor functionality.

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