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January 07, 2006 in TV + Video News

SAMSUNG Offers Multifunction Versatility With New HDTV-Ready Widescreen LCD Monitor With Built-In TV Tuner

Las Vegas, NV - Samsung, the world's leading manufacturer of TFT computer monitors and professional displays, offers multitasking end users the ultimate in display functionality with the introduction of its new SyncMaster 940MW monitor. The SyncMaster 940MW is a wide format 19-inch LCD computer monitor utilizing Samsung's proprietary MagicTuner™ technology and many other incredible features that make it the ideal multimedia display source functioning both as a monitor and LCD TV. The SyncMaster 940MW will be on display during CES 2006 at the Samsung booth, #11033 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 5th - 8th. The 940MW is currently shipping with an estimated street price of $699.

Available in a stylish silver cabinet, this all-in-one, full-featured display can perform the functions of both an LCD monitor and TV. The 940MW delivers crisp, clean text and bright, vivid colors with a 16:10 wide-format aspect ratio. The 940MW is HDTV-ready and incorporates Samsung's MagicTuner, supporting TV signals from anywhere in the world. MagicTuner supports NTSC, PAL and SECAM TV broadcast. Additionally, the display features a built-in FM tuner.

With its Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture functionality, the monitor is capable of allowing viewers to watch two sources at the same time. The 940MW features superior sound quality with built-in Virtual Dolby® BBE Sound. Designed for home, home office and business users, the 940MW is the perfect solution for users who want television access while working at the PC.
"Samsung's revolutionized the work and play computing experience with its line of multifunction monitors that allow for TV viewing. The new SyncMaster 940MW raises the bar even higher and offers a sleek new 19-inch wide format design with HDTV capability," said David Nichols, Director of Display Marketing for Samsung's Information Technology Division (ITD). "With this new addition to the SyncMaster family, Samsung continues to position itself as the leader in video display production with its endless advancement in engineering and manufacturing of state-of-the-art products. The SyncMaster 940MW offers users an innovative and technologically advanced widescreen monitor fully equipped for home and business needs."

The SyncMaster 940MW offers one of the clearest pictures, sharpest images and most vivid colors available today. The display delivers an ultra-fast eight-millisecond response time, making the monitor perfect for multimedia applications, watching DVDs, gaming and HDTV. The 940MW is a widescreen workhorse that delivers a sharp 700:1 contrast ratio; a brightness of 300 cd/m²; pixel pitch of 0.294mm; 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) native resolution; and a wide horizontal/vertical viewing angle of 160°/160°.

Along with MagicTuner, the 940MW is armed with many features to provide the most enjoyable ultimate multimedia viewing experience. The monitor is capable of supporting various audio/visual devices via CVBS, S-Video and Component inputs and features high quality multimedia speakers with Dolby® Virtual Sound and BBE, which enhances any TV show or movie with rich dynamic audio.

Samsung backs all of its monitors with a three-year parts and labor warranty as well as toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition, Samsung offers a three-year Advanced Replacement Program, three-year Repair & Return or Exchange and three-year Shuttle Exchange for hassle-free repairs.

For more information about Samsung's SyncMaster monitors or for the name of the dealer nearest you, contact Samsung toll-free at 1-800-SAMSUNG or via the Internet at www.samsung.com.

About Samsung's Information Technology Division

Samsung Electronics America's Information Technology Division (ITD), located in Irvine, California, is the U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). Samsung's ITD markets a complete line of award-winning TFT and CRT display products, color and monochrome laser printers, fax machines and multifunction devices for professional, corporate and SOHO users. ITD also markets large-screen plasma displays designed specifically for the professional and commercial markets.

The Samsung Electronics America organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung's Consumer Electronics Division (CED) and Information Technology Division (ITD), as well as its subsidiaries including Samsung Telecommunications America (STA) and Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. (SSI).

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 113,000 people in over 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

SyncMaster 940MW Specifications

Model Name

Viewable area
19" wide (16:10)

Pixel Pitch (mm)

300 cd/m²

Contrast Ratio(typ.)

Viewing Angle(H/V)
160°/160° (CR<5)

Response Time(ms)(typ.)

Horizontal Frequency
33 ~ 81kHz

Vertical Frequency
56 ~ 75Hz

Maximum Resolution
1440 x 900

Signal Input
Input Video Signal
Analog RGB, DVI Digital Link:TMDS,Composite,S-Video,Component, TV(antenna/cable),SCART

Sync Type
Separate H/V,

Input Connectors
15pin D-sub, DVI-D
Component, RF

      Plug & Play
DDC 1/2B

      MAC Compatibility

On Mode
55W (Max)



      Multimedia Speakers

      Wall Mount
VESA 100mm

      Cabinet Color

      Included Accessories
Power Cord, DC Adapter
Audio cable, Radio Antenna
Remote Control, Connector

Set(W*H*D)mm(with stand)

Set(W*H*D)mm(w/o stand)


Set (kg)


      Special Features
. HDTV Ready
Support W/W TV System
. FM Radio

. Sound : Virtual Dolby, BBE

. Composite, S-Video, Component, TV(RF), Scart

. PIP (PC mode only)

Foldable stand


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