Samsung 24 Inch LCD Showdown - 245T vs. 245B - Testing - Page 1 - Color Accuracy

Article Index
Samsung 24 Inch LCD Showdown - 245T vs. 245B
First Impressions - Page 2
Samsung SyncMaster 245T Specifications
Samsung SyncMaster 245B Specifications
Testing - Page 1 - Color Accuracy
Testing - Page 2 - Lighting Uniformity
Testing - Page 3 - General Testing
Samsung 245T vs 245B Showdown - Final Thoughts

Samsung 245B and Samsung 245T - Testing:

In everything we try and be fair, accurate and as objective as possible when it comes to testing hardware.  In the past, LCD reviews were done completely subjectively, but we have purchased some equipment that takes some of this out of the equation.  Take a look at our LCD Testing methodology over here to get a better idea of how we test LCDs.

For testing of these LCD's, I had them both setup as a dual-monitor setup for well over a month, in my testing I've included my findings, as well as some readings with a luminance meter and color meter to help show the differences between the two models.

 

Color Accuracy Testing:

Our first test is with the Spyder 3 colorimeter, this test shows how well a monitor produces accurate color.

These tests were done with the contrast and brightness both set at 50, both monitors were tested straight out of the box, and both were a bit off.  The 245T was very close, however needed a minor blue and red adjustment, once that was done the picture was very good and completely calibrated. To the untrained eye it was hard to tell that anything was off however.  The 245B was a bit off, the Reds were a bit weak, but after a minor adjustment of the Red values the 245B was able to achieve complete calibration according to the Spyder.

In the charts below, you can see the blue curved line is out target line, when the RGB values are matching the target line, the monitor is considered to be calibrated to true colors.

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Samsung SyncMaster 245T - Correction

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Samsung SyncMaster 245B - Correction

 

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Samsung SyncMaster 245T - Calibrated

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Samsung SyncMaster 245B - Calibrated

 

As you can see in the two charts above, both monitors calibrated nicely, and I was able to get them almost perfect.

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Samsung SyncMaster 245T - Information

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Samsung SyncMaster 245B - Information