REVIEW: Samsung 245T Part 15
The SyncMaster 245T demonstrated acceptable interpolation behaviour in our tests. Text remains relatively sharp and very legible at resolutions lower than 1.920 x 1.200. The resolution 1.680 x 1.050 looks more faded than 1.440 x 900 and 1.280 x 800 when text is displayed.
In the OSD, the 24-inch model offers the option to switch from widescreen to 4:3 in PC mode, in order to display 4:3 resolutions such as 1.024 x 768 correctly. No option is offered for justified or 1:1 display
Gamers can reach for this monitor without a further though, since smaller resolutions are also displayed sharply and without any problems. Here, only a few details are lost. However, we must add that the SyncMaster 245T does not offer any further 16:10 resolutions apart from the native resolution of the monitor via DDCi. Instead, 1.600 x 1.200, 1.280 x 1.024 etc. are offered.
This is incomprehensible and irritating because all 16:10 resolutions must first be entered manually into the Nvidia driver. This fault means that the monitor’s rating drops from very good to good.
Left: a detail of a GDI footsoldier from the game C&C 3 Tiberium Wars in 1.920 x 1,200, right in the resolution 1.680 x 1.050.
Left: resolution of 1.440 x 900 and right: 1.280 x 800.
Both photos show the same resolution (1.024 x 768), left shows the 4: format that can be selected in the OSD (black bands right and left), right, the resolution is shown distorted, which causes stronger aliasing.
For video sources, the SyncMaster 245T offers additional interpolation modes in the menu. The correct display of 16:9 resolution is exemplary, e.g. for television or watching DVDs. More on this in the next section.
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