Date: April 12th, 2006
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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SOFTWARE INSTALLATION & MONITOR SETUP
The monitor comes equipped with several features to allow the user to customize their viewing experience to their specific needs.
But before you install the programs, install the appropriate driver for your computer's operating system. Samsung has provided driver support all the way back to Windows98 which is a nice addition for the consumer which wants to use the monitor on their older computer.
After the driver's are installed, you can install the MagicTune, Natural Color and Magic Rotation software if needed. I personally installed, but never took advantage of these programs in my day to day working environment seeing right out of the box the monitor was setup perfectly. But I understand what I need may not be the same as all of you so take advantage of it if needed.
Once you have installed the Natural Color software, you can adjust the color properties to perfectly match the colors they represent in real life and also match the colors perfectly to your color printing. Although this utility could be handy, I never had to use it. Colors were perfect right out of the box.
Moving on to the Magic Tune(tm) Software, you can also adjust the color, use the software's preprogrammed presets or adjust the brightness manually.
Next is the contrast. With a contrast ratio of 1000:1, you will be more than likely reducing the contrast a bit seeing it is so bright at stock settings. Follow the instructions and set the contrast to you taste.
Next is the resolution. I won't be commenting on this too much seeing you will want to set it to the maximum resolution of 1280x1024 and you will not want to reduce it any lower.
If you don't want to bother going through all the setting separately, you can use the software's Setup Wizard which will walk you through all the main settings and will have you setting your monitor up perfectly within about two minutes.
I will state again that I really didn't need to use this software and stock defaults were absolutely perfect. It is all up to your personal preference whether you will need to change any of the properties. For most people it will be perfect right from the initial press of the start button.