Samsung Electronics will roll out two liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor models for desktop PCs that can receive TV broadcasts with a simple TV cable plug-in. Customers needed to buy and install separate PC video cards for their desktop PCs to watch TV broadcasts with previous flat panel monitors. Samsung’s new SyncMaster LCD monitors can display TV broadcasts just by connecting them to the digital set-top box. PC LCD monitors, optimized for displaying PC data, have higher picture resolution but have relatively dimmer brightness and slower signal response time when displaying audiovisuals than LCD monitors built into digital TVs. The 19-inch SyncMaster 197MP displays significantly heightened contrast of 750:1, brightness of 250 candela per square meter, 170-degree wide viewer angle, while the 17-inch SyncMaster CS712MP displays 400:1 contrast and brightness of 350 candela per square meter.

Samsung Electronics will roll out two liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor models for desktop PCs that can receive TV broadcasts with a simple TV cable plug-in. Customers needed to buy and install separate PC video cards for their desktop PCs to watch TV broadcasts with previous flat panel monitors. Samsung’s new SyncMaster LCD monitors can display TV broadcasts just by connecting them to the digital set-top box. PC LCD monitors, optimized for displaying PC data, have higher picture resolution but have relatively dimmer brightness and slower signal response time when displaying audiovisuals than LCD monitors built into digital TVs. The 19-inch SyncMaster 197MP displays significantly heightened contrast of 750:1, brightness of 250 candela per square meter, 170-degree wide viewer angle, while the 17-inch SyncMaster CS712MP displays 400:1 contrast and brightness of 350 candela per square meter.