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Samsung SyncMaster 192T

This is an exact copy of the previous model, 192B, with one addition: a digital DVI-D input denoted as “T” in the model name. You can switch between the inputs by pressing the “Exit/Source” button.

The functional differences between the SyncMaster 192T and 192B end here and I won’t repeat the things which have already been said. Let’s get straight to the tests. The color temperature was 6080K for white and 7860K for gray with the user-defined setting, 5850K and 7350K with the Reddish and 6870K and 8920K with the Bluish setting.

The default brightness and contrast are set at 80% and 50%, respectively. Setting them to 56% and 40%, we have a screen brightness of 100nit. A slight undulation of backlighting is perceptible at a dark-gray background: the lower corners of the screen are a little brighter than the rest of it. Still, this is not catastrophic and causes no viewing discomfort.

The color curves are nearly the same as we had by 192B: red is low, blue is high. Without calibration, gray color has a tincture of blue-green.

The same holds true for 100nit screen brightness:

I have to confess that after I saw the results of the first test, I thought the 192B and 192T models used identical matrixes. The measurements of the response time broke this theory, though. The SyncMaster 192T has higher response time than the previous model. Although the difference can hardly be noticed by the human eye, the numbers are implacable: the response time varies from 38ms to 48ms depending on the contrast setting. The reason for the 192T to be visually similar to the 192B is probably due to its matrix being fast enough performing transitions between shades of gray. The speed of these transitions mostly determines the visual impression.

Pixel rise time

Pixel fall time

The measurements of the brightness and contrast ratio produced numbers typical of Samsung displays. Still, at default settings, this model was a little worse than the previous one.

This display confused me somewhat. I had expected it to be identical to the 192B, except the digital input, but the response time measurements proved that I had been wrong. Nevertheless, the subjective impressions from both displays are close enough. So, the advantages of this model are its good design, low level of black and digital input. The disadvantage is the inclination of the color reproduction towards blue and green tones.

The color profile for the Samsung SyncMaster 192T display: sm192t.icm.

 
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