SAN FRANCISCO--Samsung showed off its 2011 monitor lineup and I definitely came away impressed. From movies, to gaming, to professional needs and business, Samsung is swinging a large swath in a very wide arc, but based on my time with its offerings, I can say it is not slipping on quality.
Movies on monitors have never looked this good
There's probably not a better Blu-ray movie than "Avatar" for showing off a high-end HDTV. Samsung obviously knows this, and upon walking into the company's PR office meeting room, those lovable blue ThunderCats, as rendered on the T27A950, immediately caught my eye.
The 27-inch, 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution T27A950 is Samsung's high-end HDTV/monitor hybrid, optimized for HD movie playback. The monitor uses a Twisted Nematic (TN) panel, and while its TN roots are apparent thanks to its narrow viewing angles, when viewed straight on the movie looked stunningly impressive, with very deep blacks and vibrant color.
Samsung used its highest-quality TN panel for the T27A950 and credits its great movie playback performance to a combination of panel tech, optimizations made by Samsung engineers, and its use of Ultra Clear Panel technology. … Read more