REVIEW: Hyundai W241D
++ very good, + good, +/- satisfactory, - bad, -- very bad
With its W241D, Hyundai is responding to growing demand for computer monitors with multimedia functions. In terms of port variety, nothing has changed on this model as compared with the W240D. The model offers DVI, HDMI, D-Sub VGA and YPbPr (Component) connectors in a simple form. The main difference is the Samsung 24-inch S-PVA panel which promises a visible increase in quality as compared to the TN panel on the W240D. Other changes affect the OSD, which has been extended with important options for colour control when signals are received via D-Sub VGA and DVI.
Because of the large number of video connections in the Hyundai W241D, on of the main focus points of the test is on testing input signals accepted and how they are processed.
All results published in this review were obtained via the digital input of an Asus 8800GTX. An iScan VP50Pro was used to test the video functions. In addition, an OPPO DV-980H was used as a DVD player.
The Hyundai W241D is delivered in an appropriate box and is sufficiently protected within. The base is already attached, so there is no need for assembly. All glossy surfaces - in this case, the entire frame including the base- are protected from scratches and dust with adhesive sheets.
The firmly attached base of the Hyundai W241D
The contents of the box are then clear. All necessary cables can be found in a small box along with a getting started guide, a CD ROM and a microfibre cleaning cloth. The cable set can be deemed complete. It includes a D-Sub-VGA cable, DVI-D cable, HDMI cable, audio cable with jacks, USB cable and power cable. The only cable not included is a Component Video cable; otherwise, all of the monitor’s ports can be provided with signals.
There is no full manual – a trend which can be observed with almost all manufacturers today. It can be found on the CD ROM that is included in the form of a PDF document; the capacity of the CD is not nearly exhausted. As well as the monitor driver, which is only necessary if it is not possible for communication with the monitor to occur via DDC, the disc contains only an ICC profile. There is no screen-manager software for controlling important monitor functions from the PC. Thus, the OSD remains the only user interface.
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