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Michael M.

Michael M.

Joined on 07/06/03

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More than I bargained for

SAMSUNG 997mb-TwoTone Silver-Black 19" CRT Monitor 0.20mm(H) Dot Pitch D-Sub
SAMSUNG 997mb-TwoTone Silver-Black 19" CRT Monitor 0.20mm(H) Dot Pitch D-Sub

Pros: This monitor is incredibly capable. When I bought it, I expected it to handle only 1600x1200@60hz, like other 19" monitors. Imagine my surprise when I power it on for the first time and get it up to 2048x1536@60hz. Just, wow. The screen is very bright and does not get washed out in bright scenes very easily. MagicBright is handy when you change tasks, and HighlightZone can come in handy for viewing DVDs.

Cons: Like all CRTs, this monitor has some slight distortion and beam focus issues, but suffers far less than many other monitors that I have used. Also, the screen can be too bright at times, preventing the monitor from achieving a good black level, I would recommend not watching movies in a dark room, but have some light available so your eyes perceive the image correctly.