Samsung rates the 204B with a relatively fast 5-millisecond response time, and we were impressed by the 204B's DVD-playback performance; we saw only a few flaws, with skin tones and a nominal amount of ghosting. Gaming performance was near perfect, with sharp images, vivid colors, and clean movement.
Samsung backs the SyncMaster 204B with an industry-standard three-year warranty that covers parts, labor, and the backlight. Year-round technical support is provided toll-free, 24/7 for the life of the warranty. Samsung's Web site offers manuals, drivers, and FAQs.
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
(Values in cd/m2)