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DISCOMUNICATION
02-20-2005, 09:41 PM
I've been looking to kill 2 birds with one stone for a while now by replacing both my old crt monitor and tube tv with one unit. I've watched some truly awful demos models come and go over the years. They typically fall under 2 categories, displays that are pc monitors first and televisions second, and TVs 1st & monitors 2nd. Obviously the TV 1st models look the best for video, but their resolutions of 1280x768 is terrible for running a program like SoftImage|XSI. Currently the only truly hi-res TVs are Samsung and Sharp's top of the line $8,000 1080p lcds which are way too large and expensive for my small bed room studio.
For my needs a 19" 1280x1024 4:3 LCD is best. Maybe even a dual set up. I was also looking for component video input and separate VGA & DVI connectors. After looking high and low the only display that satisfied all of my needs was the Samsung 192mp. I did have misgivings about its 25ms response time but was willing to over look it when I saw the display in person. Samsung has really good TV/video features. The only thing that looked bad about it was that it was surrounded by Sony X-Bright displays which make the color rendition of every other monitor near them look terrible.
Here's my problem:
http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_DisplayProductInformation-Start?ProductSKU=MFMHT95&Dept=cpu_Displays&CategoryName=cpu_Displays_FlatPanelLCDs_18%22

450cd/m
1000:1
12ms

The MFM-HT95 appears to kick the 192mp's butt and be in direct competition feature/price wise. There just aren't any real in depth reviews yet. I'm really concerned about TV/video features. I think Samsung has the better picture-in-picture feature. And the price of the 192mp has come down to $550 at my local retailer.

Holly crap! That's why they dropped the price. New Samsung 19" mp's!
http://product.samsung.com/cgi-bin/nabc/product/b2c_product_subtype.jsp?eUser=&prod_path=%2fComputers+and+Related%2fMonitor%2fLCD +-+Multi-Function
Still 25ms?!? What's with that?

I've heard equally bad things about both Sony and Samsung (mp) displays, but I buy video components almost exclusively from these 2 companies without problems.
I guess I'm just looking for opinions.... thoughts?

What about Sony's new 8ms displays?
Style also matters to me too. I would hate to have something with a but ugly bezel design. Apple displays are nice, but too expensive with no video inputs.

DISCOMUNICATION
02-20-2005, 10:50 PM
Sony MFM-HT95

Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Pixel Pitch: 0.294mm
Luminance: 450cd/m
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
Response Time: 12ms
Horizontal Scan: 28-86kHz
Vertical Scan: 48-85Hz
Viewing Angle (H/V): 170/170
PC Input: HD15 and DVI-HDCP (does this mean I can connect a HDtuner or bluray?)
TV-A/V Input: Component (YPbPr) RCA Jacks, S-Video and Composite, TV: RF 75Ω
Video Signals: NTSC

Samsung 192MP

Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Pixel Pitch: 0.294mm
Luminance: 260 cd/m
Contrast Ratio: 700:1
Response Time: 25ms
Horizontal Scan: 31-81
Vertical Scan: 30-63
Viewing Angle (H/V): 170/170
PC Input: 15pin D-Sub, DVI-D
TV-A/V Input: Component (YPbPr) RCA Jacks, S-Video and Composite, TV (antenna/cable)
Video Signals: NTSC

Samsung 910MP

Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Pixel Pitch: 0.294mm
Luminance: 350 cd/m
Contrast Ratio: 700:1
Response Time: 8ms
Horizontal Scan: 31-81
Vertical Scan: 56-75
Viewing Angle (H/V): 160/160
PC Input: 15pin D-Sub
TV-A/V Input: Component (YPbPr) RCA Jacks, S-Video and Composite, TV (antenna/cable), SCART
Video Signals: NTSC/PAL/SECAM

Samsung 930MP

Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Pixel Pitch: 0.294mm
Luminance: 250 cd/m
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
Response Time: 25ms
Horizontal Scan: 31-81
Vertical Scan: 56-75
Viewing Angle (H/V): 178/178
PC Input: 15pin D-Sub, DVI-D
TV-A/V Input: Component (YPbPr) RCA Jacks, S-Video and Composite, TV (antenna/cable), SCART
Video Signals: NTSC/PAL/SECAM

I think the Samsung specs are backwards on the site. The 910mp is a lower end model, but it has a better Response Time and Luminance rating. It also says they both come with a radio antenna, but only the 930mp is mentioned as having an FM radio tuner.
Wow NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video standards supported. Next time I buy a region free dvd or bluray player I won't have to worry about built NTSC/PAL conversion. I wonder what I could hook up to the SCART connector? Old arcade hardware?

Gui Lo
02-21-2005, 07:52 PM
Out of the two I'd go for the Samsung simply because the Sony has a glass front. Although this helps with the contrast and colour depth, I hate seeing reflections.

Gui Lo