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Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ: 120Hz LCD Monitor Review

Started by: TAViX | Date 04/09/09 09:12:46 PM
Comments: 84 | Last Comment:  09/02/16 04:00:47 AM

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Nice review. So the 120Hz is the future. How about those 200Hz monitors?! I'm realy curious for a review!
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 04/09/09 09:12:46 PM]

Way to go, thanks Xbitlabs for an excellent review on a 120 Hz monitor! Most importantly, it is spreading customer awareness about 120Hz monitors, especially with such a positive review on such.

I'm sticking to my Sony GDM-FW900 24" CRT monitor (sitting next to my 24" LCD) that can do 120Hz at all the resolutions up to 1440x900 and like 1536x940 custom resolution (cant remember the exact number). It even has an "official" resolution of 2304x1440@80Hz. I pushed it to 2560x1600 @ 68 Hz, but it cannot do 69 Hz due to the 400MHz RAMDAC limit. I'm guessing that LCD monitors are not limited to the 400MHz clock of analog RAMDAC, since it uses a digital interface, but if it were, 1920x1080 @ 120Hz would be the maximum resolution possible for 120Hz rate, and 1920x1200 @ 120 Hz would be impossible.
0 0 [Posted by: Bo_Fox  | Date: 04/11/09 01:26:31 PM]
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Maximum dual-link DVI bandwidth is 7.92 Gbit/s, so you can get 1920x1200@120Hz and even 2048x1152@120Hz with it.
0 0 [Posted by: Oleg Artamonov  | Date: 04/12/09 01:27:39 AM]

I registered SOLELY because of seeing this article done
I haven't even finished reading it and I must say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for finally reviewing high refresh rate, also thanks to the manufacturer lol, been arguing on the forums about this
personally woo 150hz t61p :D
0 0 [Posted by: eatbuckshot  | Date: 04/11/09 02:50:44 PM]

Hmm about that rtc lag thing.. I hypothesized that if the refresh rate is faster, it'll be driving the crystals faster as well leading to quicker relaxation

also i was thinking about how higher refresh rate lead to just generally more response
| is each frame change
+ time takes pixel to change
so instead of waiting doing nothing in that blank space.. the pixels could be changing!
its interesting though, if the frame changes quicker than the pixels take the fully change...
0 0 [Posted by: eatbuckshot  | Date: 04/11/09 03:35:21 PM]

Thanks for a solid review. X-bit labs is now in my morning reading list

Oleg, did you test the Image Size option at all? From what I've read the 2233RZ will place black borders on the sides of the non-standard resolution picture. Perhaps this isn't a problem with modern monitors, but other than the inevitable blurring (scaling up a lower res image), are there any issues that might arise?

I seem to remember reading about graphics cards handling scaling, as well... is there a preferred method to use non-standard resolutions?

Also, if anyone could point me to a review of Viewsonic's 120hz VX2265WM (ideally compared to this Samsung) I would appreciate it! All I've managed to find is some forum threads.
0 0 [Posted by: limes  | Date: 04/12/09 07:57:40 AM]
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«From what I've read the 2233RZ will place black borders on the sides of the non-standard resolution picture»

Depends on resolution. Most typical resolutions are usually ok (image scaled to the screen size with proper aspect ratio), some standard but not-so-typical resolutions are scaled incorrectly and there's no way to fix it. So I prefer using videocards' built-in scaling rather than monitors' scaling.
0 0 [Posted by: Oleg Artamonov  | Date: 04/12/09 02:11:13 PM]

Yeah , Thanks but no no thanks .
I want to kick myself for not buying a Samsung 214 T a few years back when it was available . Now I can buy only garbage at 400 bucks , yup , complete with fancy blue lights and 120 Hz refresh .
0 0 [Posted by: Marcel17  | Date: 04/16/09 11:41:15 AM]

i have been for ages on this website and since the first time im still loving it. Great review!
0 0 [Posted by: 3Dkiller  | Date: 04/19/09 10:01:06 PM]

Samsung has come up with very good 3D Monitor it's an thin, glossy black bezel houses the display, looking stylish and ultra cool on anyone's desktop. However, the monitor's best feature has to be its compatibility with Nvidia's new GeForce 3D Vision graphics card. For mroe information
0 0 [Posted by: techguru  | Date: 01/12/10 09:17:53 AM]

Anyone but me craving for a 24" 1920x1200 19:10 120hz monitor? All the 120hz monitors listed at NVIDIAs 3d vision is 1920x1080.

1080p is the ultimate HD movie resolution, but I find it too wide for computer use and gaming. Hoping others will agree and maybe we create a market demand. And where theres demand, there will be a supplier
0 0 [Posted by: DarkUltra  | Date: 07/13/10 11:51:24 PM]

I own this SyncMaster 2233RZ.

I hate it.

Even at 120 Hz, scrolling text and web pages turns all blurry and unreadable. Worse than a super cheap CRT.

Moving movies are blurry.

Moving games are blurry.

Viewing angle is too short. I are more than 1 m far from the screen, and the borders look yellow tinted, because of the viewing angle.

The upper and lower sides never looks black. Its grayer and brighter than the center, it haves the tube on the upper side, so it is more illuminated. I don't understand why is also more illuminated the lower part, but not the center.

The useless blue led under the bezel may look nice on shops, but is too bright and annoying. It gets in the way, so I was forced to hide it with tape. That looks awful.
0 0 [Posted by: buxcador  | Date: 10/29/11 06:47:38 AM]


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