REVIEW: Meditec SHB-22S6 TW Part 12
Like the Samsung 226BW, the Meditec SHB 22S6 TW does not "officially" support the 16:10 1.440 x 900 resolution – meaning that the LCD does not tell the graphics card via DDCi that is can support this resolution.
Users with ATI cards who wish to display a resolution of 1.440 x 900 as full screen have been dealt bad hands, at least regarding the current driver version.
As a result, the Catalyst driver has its difficulties in conjunction with most ATI cards and constantly displays the 1.440 resolution with a black. However, the Nvidia 6600GT we used for comparison, with the latest Nforce driver, interpolates the resolution on full screen as desired.
Gamers who want to play in full screen with a resolution of 1.440 x 900, have ATI graphics cards and do not want to wait for a better version of the driver will be forced to look for another LCD (e.g. FSC H22-1W) or use alternative drivers which allow and implement the relevant settings.
This aside, the interpolation quality in Desktop mode is good and text remains relatively sharp and quite legible even in lower resolutions. If necessary, the user can also adjust the sharpness of the picture via the OSD to suit his/her needs.
The interpolation is also good in gaming and loss of sharpness is minimal, though still visible. The interpolation quality is not as good as that of the FSC H22-1W or the Samsung 226BW.
1.680 x 1.050 (left picture) und 1.280 x 720 (right picture)
Film playback looks good overall on the Meditec SHB 22S6 TW, both for HD material and DVDs and even for AVI films that are not too strongly compromised. Compromised films are not oversharpened and are therefore played without additional artefacts.
A slight rushing of the picture can be observed when HD material is played back, but the sharpness itself is excellent, as are colours and contrast. The black borders also look very dark in the evening, even though narrow light stripes are visible at the edges.
Scene from "Step into Liquid" in 720p resolution.
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