CNET First Look
Samsung SyncMaster T27A950DThe Samsung SyncMaster T27A950's high-gloss screen gives movies and games a high-contrast look.
Hey, guys! This is Eric Franklin from cnet.com and today we're taking a first look at the Samsung S27A950D. The 950 just looks damn cool. First, it has one of the thinnest panels I've ever seen on a 27-inch monitor and comes really close to smaller 23-inchers I've recently reviewed. It has a really wide, wide footstand that makes it nearly impossible to topple from the sides. The footstand houses a [unk] in, two HDMI ports, two USB ports, a headphone jack, audio in, digital audio, component in via the included dongle, and LAN support. The on-screen-display or OSD menu looks a lot like one you'd seen on a normal TV with picture, sound, and even network options in this case. You also get Samsung Smart Hub support which gives you access to streaming movies, TV shows, and your own photos and music. The cool thing is much like Samsung's TVs; you don't need a PC to access all that extra content. In movies, the screen looks absolutely beautiful especially for a TN display. It features deep blacks and really vibrant and poppy color. Now games look a bit oversaturated in a little time we had to play around with them intended to look a little green as well. But we've yet to fully calibrate the display. The 950 also has 3D support for games and movies featuring Samsung's own proprietary 3D hardware and software. Check back soon for our full review where I'll get deep into the diddy-goody of the much of the performance and features. Once again this is Eric Franklin with a first look at the Samsung S27A950D.