Samsung T260HD: 26″ Multifunction LCD Monitor

Samsung T260HD Specifications

Display: 26″ TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1200
Contrast Ratio: 10000:1
Tuner: Digital Built-in
Connectivity: DVI, VGA, HDMI (2), SPDIF
Speakers: 3W Stereo
Price: €690

Samsung T260HD: 26

Samsung‘s T260HD, along with its smaller T240HD, is a 26″ LCD monitor. But with a twist: it has a built-in digital tuner. So the T260HD can do double duty as a LCD TV. With a pixel format of 1920 x 1200, the T260HD can take 1080p video content without a problem. You just need to get used to 60 black horizontal lines top and bottom, but that’s almost nothing. Just a tad bit of scaling will get you to fill that space up and minimize quality loss on the motion picture.

If you think about the T260HD fills in a nice gap. Which gap? If you were looking to purchase a 1080p-capable LCD TV, you would need to get at least a 32″ LCD TV (Sony’s KDL-32XBR6, Samsung’s LN32A650, etc.). The price? Probably more than you would want to pay. With the T260HD, you get a 1080p-capable LCD TV at just 26″ and at a good price, about $600.

The dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000:1 isn’t too bad, but hopefully the static contrast ratio is good too. In terms of connectivity, there are two HDMI ports, a DVI port and a VGA port. Pretty much all you need to hook up any signal and as many as you want. The 26″ size is near a perfect size to be used as a gigantic LCD monitor and a decent sized LCD TV. It seems the T260HD is available in three Touch of Colors: Blue, Red and Green.

The only thing that you need to be aware of before rushing out to get one these multifunction LCD monitors is that the LCD panel is of the TN variety. What is that to you? The viewing angle is limited so it would be best to watch movies by youself.

Source: Akihabara News

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