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Samsung SyncMaster 242MP

Samsung SyncMaster 242MP
alaScore 85

44 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 242MP. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 242MP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 242MP from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on

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This summary is based on the products: Samsung SyncMaster 242MP 24" LCD MonitorSamsung SyncMaster 242MP 24" LCD Monitor

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Laura Blackwell (

Samsung Syncmaster 242MP Monitor


Samsung's 24-inch SyncMaster 242mp's claim to fame is a built-in TV tuner. We first looked at this model in the New Products section in PC World's August 2005 issue; this is the first time we've been able to compare it side-by-side with other 23- and...

Excellent performance as a monitor Includes HDCP and a TV tuner

Changing to TV functions is clumsy

The 242mp is the only large wide-screen monitor we've recently tested that includes a TV tuner. Unfortunately, this feature reminded me of a sofa bed: Changing from one function to the other took time and effort, and it's not well-suited for both...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Samsung SyncMaster 242mp


Native Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels x pixels, Screen Size: 24 inches, Aspect Ratio: 16:10, Type: Monitor, Type: T...

Great image quality. Superb viewing-angle performance. Built-in TV and FM tuners.

No USB ports. Stand does not swivel and lacks height adjustment.

The big (24-inch) Samsung SyncMaster 242mp multifunction monitor delivers impressive widescreen image quality and an assortment of connectivity options. It's a good choice whether you need a big monitor that doubles as a TV, or a small TV that doubles as

Sep, 2005

Expert review by:  Jacob Lumetta (

Samsung SyncMaster 242MP 24" LCD Multi-functional Monitor

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Asim Zaidi (

Samsung SyncMaster 242MP


When it comes to monitors, Samsung has proven dominant in the market. In the past, they have released several multi-purpose monitors which were not up to snuff in the past, either due to low response times or poor integration of technology. Recently,...

It is a great display unit, but for me, it is not good enough to be a replacement for an LCD TV.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


A television tuner doesn't turn this otherwise gorgeous monitor into a good TV.

Stellar PC LCD monitor

Artefacts when viewing TV or DVD

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: epfinc_1161894754 (

Samsung Syncmaster 242MP 24in LCD Flat Panel Display Black


Has internal HD/TV tuner and detachable speakers with okay sound. The definition of this unit makes non-cable channels not look so good anymore. After much looking around this is reported to be the best unit for the price, size and functionality. ...

Super monitor resolution/TV picture detail. Picture in picture allows input from many sources; I can watch TV via resizable movable portion of screen as I do CAD, Internet & other work. Great remote

Screen flickers for 3 to 5 minutes before settling down after warming up. Not sure if that is suppose to happen; maybe my unit is cursed. Refresh "snow" in small sections up close ocassionally

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: golos (

Samsung Syncmaster 242MP 24in LCD Flat Panel Display Black


Very usefull device for home because I can delete my TV, which stand near PC monitor. There is picture-in-picture mode, so you can work on PC and watch (or heard) TV.24 inches with 1920x1200 pixels resolution - great. As PC monitor - no problems. Every...

Good quality of picture from PC. Brilliant picture from DVD and HDTV. Picture in TV mode depends on analog signal quality. HDTV-ready.Bright, clear, good colours. Easy tuning of luninance (4 presets

Not so good sound, my 2.1 computer audiosystem much more impressive

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: Shred (

Pretty awesome


This is a great wide big monitor that you can also watch some nice tv on.If you buy it you wont have buyers remorse,It still amases me after 5 months of use.

I bought this unit back in March and I still think it was my most important pc component.I did not buy this thru new egg but the rest of my pc was ; This is an amazing monitor colors and contrast cant be beat.The native resolution 1920x1200 is awesome...

Price,but you get what you pay for ; Higher response time,but I play fps's and have never noticed any ghosting.Does get hot and with my gaming pc can warm a room easily

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: Skittle (



Picture and Picture TV while on the net or playing a game is great, never miss a show.

Easy to install. Great color and visual setting preferences are easy to set up. Works great with all the MMORPG games and CD Rom games I play. Good sound with stand up speakers (note: not attached) Looks great also

None that I can find

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (



This monitor tastes good.

Dec, 2004

Product Specifications

One of the most versatile displays on the market, the SyncMaster 242mp is a large-screen LCD computer monitor, a full-featured TV with a built-in tuner, a video monitor that incorporates composite video, S-video, Component video for a DVD player, VCR, camcorder, security camera or any video device and is HDTV-ready. In addition, the SyncMaster 242mp features analog and digital inputs for your computers interface.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:24.1in/24in
Diagonal Size (metric):61.2cm/61cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.27mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:500cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:178
Image Max V-View Angle:178
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1920 x 1200
Response Time:16ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:DDC-1 / DDC-2B / EMC / EN 55020 / EN 60065 / EN 61000-3-2 / EN 61000-3-3 / EN55013 / EN55022 / EN55024 / FCC Part 15 B / IC / ICES-003 / NUTEK / PCT / Plug and Play / TCO '03 / TCO '95 / TCO '99 / VCCI / TCO 03 / TCO 95 / TCO 99/DDC-2B / EMC / EN 60065 / EN 61000-3-2 / EN 61000-3-3 / EN55013 / EN55022 / EN55024 / IC / ICES-003 / PCT / Plug and Play / TCO '03 / TCO '95 / TCO '99 / VCCI / TCO 03 / TCO 95 / TCO 99

System Requirements

OS Required:Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: Yes