Samsung SyncMaster T27A950D review: Optimized for movies, not so much for games

A full review of the Samsung SyncMaster T27A950D.

At two different points earlier this year I got a chance to see the Samsung SyncMaster T27A950D under controlled conditions. Each time the monitor wowed me with its glossy presentation of movies with deep blacks, brilliant color, and a seemingly very high contrast.

Controlled demos are one thing, though, and how a device performs in labs tests under a much more discriminating eye can be something else. Check out our full review on the T27A950D here .

I'll tell you this though, right from the get-go. If you're expecting a great 3D gaming monitor, you may want to take a closer look at the monitor's model name. The T27A950D is optimized for 2D and 3D movies; however, the S27A950D is the model Samsung optimized for 3D gaming as it includes a 120hz-supporting dual link DVI port. Still, check out the full T27A950D review, as it's still pretty cool.

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About the author

Eric Franklin leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco as managing editor. A 20-year industry veteran, Eric began his tech journey testing computers in the CNET Labs. When not at work he can usually be found at the gym, at the movies, or at the edge of his couch with a game controller in his hands.

 

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