Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM DVI / HDMI 24-in LCD Monitor
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Zahn Funk
Date: 06-06-2010
Provided by: Geeks

First up is a look at the onscreen menu options available on the Samsung. The first menu lets you adjust picture settings including brightness and contrast. There is also an option for MagicBright which is just a fancy term for familiar presets like Gaming, Movies and Text. The next section covers color adjustments with the ability to adjust things like tone and gamma. Again MagicColor is just a fancy term for Samsung's preset color profile.

The third menu is labeled Image. From here we have submenus for Coarse, Fine, Sharpness, H-Position and V-Position. Strangely enough, none of these were editable - the OSD simply displayed "Not Available" when I selected each one. Perhaps this is due to another custom setting I had selected elsewhere in the menus. The next menu gives the user some control over the OSD such as display language, position, transparency and display time.

The Setup menu allows you to adjust various monitor settings like image size and auto source. I disabled Auto Source as it would sometimes take a few moments before detecting the DVI source when first booting my computer. The last menu displays the currently selected input type, as well as the operating frequency and resolution used.

As you may have noticed in the specifications earlier or the screenshot above, the monitor operates at a max resolution of 1920 x 1080. This is a little lower than other 24" screens that function at the higher 1920 x 1200 resolution.

Let's move ahead and see how the monitor performed during use.

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