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-- Samsung Syncmaster 930MP LCD
-- Category: Review
-- Posted by: GideonX
-- Posted on: 2005-07-14
-- Price: ~ $~800.00 USD
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I then pressed the 'Source' button again until 'Component' was shown. The screen capture above is the tv guide used by the HD cable box. As you can see, there are a few HD channels available for viewing.

I switched to HBO HD to watch the movie Grind. I noticed the screen was pinched and squeezed as it was in a 4:3 ratio. To fix this, I pressed the P-size button on the remote to change the display to 16x9.

The movie was a bit grainy, but that was most likely because it was shot rather poorly. I switched to Discovery HD to catch up on some deep sea video.

Discovery HD offered a much better picture, everything was crisp and clean at 1080i/60Hz. The above picture is of a asexual deep sea snail in case you were wondering.

Here's a last shot of the local public access channel in HD.

With the increase availability of HD programming, the 930mp offers quite an assortment of possibilities for your viewing pleasure. The unit also offers FM radio reception with the included FM antennae.

You may notice I did not test gaming at all. At 25ms, it would not work too well with my eyes as they are so accustomed to my 16ms units.

The main gripe I have with this unit is the abscence of a DVI cable! At nearly $800.00 USD, you would think all cables will be provided.

The PIP option is a bit weak as it only offers PIP with off-the-air channels. I prefer not to attach another wire just to get PIP working.

As with any HDTV set, viewing a non-HD signal causes the picture to distort quite a bit. Viewing regular channels at even 4:3 ratio on the 930mp is not that great. This is not the fault of the unit and ironically enough, the manual clearly states:

"Viewing in TV mode may result in relatively lower picture quality (compared to normal TV), as low-resolution TV signals must be expanded to fit the high-resolution monitor"

That is alright with me, I'll stick with my HD channels.

Thanks to Samsung for sending over this unit for testing, another sleek and useful unit!


  • Crisp PC connection
  • Very clear component connection (HD)
  • Wall mountable


  • Lack of DVI cable
  • Average composite signal display
  • PIP only works with PC and OTA antennae
  • 25ms response time

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