View Full Version : CRT User Moving to LCD..Samsung 2494HS Advise Please

02-13-09, 01:41 AM
Hey guys,

I want to move into a higher res, i love my CRT but i need more resolution ><.

Samsung 2494HS

Is the one i am eying on. Around 400AUD, it seems its pretty new, not many reviews around..

Anyone got any advice on this?

• Display: 23.6″ TN TFT LCD
• Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
• Screen size: 521.28293.22mm
• Dot pitch: 0.2715mm
• Brightness: 300 cd/m2
• Response Time: 5ms
• Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (static), 50,000:1 (dynamic)
• Viewing Angle: 170 horizontal/160 vertical
• Connectivity: HDCP friendly HDMI input and DVI-D, with analog RGB
• Stereo speakers: 6W(3W2)
• Power Consumption: 48W (operational), 1W (standby)
• Dimensions: 572.8 x 420.4 x 227.4mm (w/stand) 572.8 x 363.4 x 67.5mm (w/o stand)
• VESA mount support: 200100mm
• Weight: 6.2 kg
• Screen rotation: for portrait or landscape use

I am really new to LCD so i need to know what i should look for.

I normally buy from www.arc.com.au so if you can advice me on whats there/etc i would really appreciate.

I also plan to lose my 4870, its got some memory fubar problem and i cbf waiting to rma it, not a fan of the ati drivers tbh..i am quiet disappointed on the drivers. Good card tho


Will i have problems with setting up resolutions on games? U know if game doesn't support x resolution?

& This is for a PC Gamer.

02-13-09, 05:47 PM
I couldnt find any reviews on it myself, but I myself and a huge fan of Samsung displays; both tv's and monitors. As far as resolutions and gaming go, even tho it is 16:9 instead of 16:10 which is primarily used for PC Monitors, you shouldnt have any issues. However I would recommend upgrading to an nVidia graphics card because their driver support and control panels are much better for setting up this display for gaming on the chance a game doesnt support the resolution.

I did find this post (http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/1112311.html) on another board tho, its not very detailed but a 5ms response times it should be a good gaming monitor. I also saw somewhere that it may have a 120hz refresh rate, I havent seen any other websites confirm this but if it does (good posibility that it may) it can will be much crisper for gaming. It also had an HDMI input so PS3/360 games will look crisp and easily setup. Also, you can use GeForce 3D vision if it is 120hz.

Sorry to have to delete your thread in the open forum, but I hope this helps.

02-13-09, 09:05 PM
Its ok. Yea it seems to have 120hz refreshrate at its max res!

and that link is pretty much the samething i came across as well...i wonder y its so...hard to find reviews on it lol