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And what does the MagicBright technology do to the image?

It does not affect color reproduction. We made sure of that: the gamma curves were exactly like at the default settings in each MagicBright mode. The Text and Internet modes are the most appealing as they offer a brightness level comfortable for work. It’s somewhat odd that the other three modes differ mainly in the color temperature setup: it is 7220K (on white) in the Game mode, like in the two previous modes, 8470K (on white) in the Sport mode and 6190K in the Movie mode.

The color temperature modes are not set up very accurately, but the temperature dispersion is within a reasonable 1000K.

The monitor’s got a standard color gamut. Its point of red is close to the one of the sRGB color space.

As you could expect, this model has a very low response time thanks to Response Time Compensation technology. Its response average is 3.2 milliseconds GtG with a maximum of 16.3 milliseconds. As opposed to RTC-less monitors, most transitions between gray halftones are performed faster than from black to white.

The RTC error average is 11.3% with a maximum of 65%. That’s within acceptable limits. About half of all transitions are done without any error but the transitions into lighter halftones are accompanied with a big miss, and you can see a characteristic light trail behind a light object moving on a gray background.

The monitor boasts an astonishing contrast ratio of over 500:1. This is the best result among all 19” TN-based monitors we have ever tested.

So, the Samsung SyncMaster 932GW is a monitor with a remarkable exterior design, quick matrix, and rather good color reproduction, and its weakest spot is the rather high level of RTC errors. If you are looking for a fast widescreen monitor for games and movies and you don’t care about narrow viewing angles of TN matrixes and about some RTC errors, this shiny beauty is likely to become your favorite.

 
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