REVIEW: Samsung P2250 Part 4
The usual detailed menu can be opened using the button on the far left. The buttons beside this offer direct access to a function that can be defined by the user, the brightness and the input signal selection.
Overview of the OSD menu.
All functions can also be adjusted conveniently using the mouse via the MagicTune software provided. Despite the Windows 7 Logo on the monitor, this only worked after an update from the Internet. On Windows 7 64bit, the software did not work a few times and closed with the error message: "This system is not supported by MagicTune ". After a system restart, however, it could be used once more. In any case, the software did not give the impression that it was truly sophisticated on Windows 7 (64Bit).
The usual parameters such as brightness, contrast, sharpness and the colour values for Red, Blue and green can be adjusted. Depending on the application, an automatically matching profile can be selected using MagicBright (Text, Internet, Game, Sport or Film) and in addition, there is the "Dynamic Contrast" setting, which should find the ideal setting for any application. Naturally, a user-defined setting is also possible.
MagicBright settings with the MagicTune software.
MagicColor also allows the contrast to be adjusted automatically for moving pictures. The demo setting divides the screen in the middle and allows the user to compare the image with and without adjustment. The contrast with the MagicColor setting looks better here, so the function can certainly be justified.
The remaining settings are rather vague – for example, the colour temperature does not have any precise values, but instead offers only the adjustment options "warm", "normal" and "cold". The gamma values are also only allocated the values one to three.
The programming of the second button on the monitor is a small, practical feature. This can be set to four different options via MagicTune so that the user can gain quick access to the function (s)he uses most frequently as an individual depending on the application type.
Adjustment options for the second monitor button with MagicTune.
As well as the MagicTune software, the MultiScreen program is provided on the CD. With this tool, the monitor can be divided into fields in which programs can be placed, which are then adjusted precisely to the fields. Thus, for example, four programs can be displayed as open in the same window size. However, this did not work for all programs- for example, Explorer in Windows 7 or a Microsoft Office Word document could not be adjusted automatically to a size. Generally, all internal Windows programs seemed to be incompatible.
Adjustment options and examples of application for MultiScreen software.
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