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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 10 September 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
SOYO 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor DYLM24D6
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: MT-GW-DYLM24D6 Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Final Thoughts: SOYO LCD

SOYO offers something for everyone in their 24-Inch widescreen MT-GW-DYLM24D6. The cost-conscious consumer can actually afford to take part in the 24-inch widescreen revolution, while the buyer with a budget can use a set of DYLM24D6 monitors in an inexpensive multi-display setup. The integrated speakers prevent this from being the ideal display unit for a quad-display panel, but multi-display is still within reach.

Gamers will really appreciate the fast 6ms response time, which is virtually ghost-free. Unfortunately though, unless you use an adapter (into DVI or D-SUB) you won't be playing console games or watching television on this unit. SOYO may have painted itself into a corner with such few amenities, but this 24-Inch widescreen LCD monitor still puts up a fierce fight, and costs a whole lot less than the competition does too.

SOYO 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor MT-GW-DYLM24D6

DYLM24D6 Conclusion

The packaging offered a clear presentation of the contents and product specifications, while still remaining attractive and inviting to consumers. Compared to the retail packaging other monitors are boxed in, SOYO is clearly pro-consumer by sparing us the myriad of marketing pointers and sticking to the facts.

For an entry level widescreen display, the MT-GW-DYLM24D6 still remains elegant with an appearance that could fool the most discerning shopper. The integrated speakers do not overpower the bezel size, and the frame is not too large. The stand could use obvious improvements (or total redesign), but the entire monitor is otherwise attractive.

Construction is actually better than I initially expected for a budget widescreen monitor. SOYO has recreated its new name in the consumer electronics market, and this 24-Inch widescreen LCD monitor has helped maintain the prestige building with the name.

The product functionality is not on the level of higher-end monitors costing almost 400% more, but then again the functionality is far more superior than most others. Despite a serious lack of feature amenities, the SOYO 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor MT-GW-DYLM24D6 still proves itself very capable at it's core: high-quality widescreen pictures with good color and brightness and nearly no ghosting visible.

Sold at a mere $299 around the web, there isn't another 24-Inch widescreen LCD monitor which comes close to the value SOYO offers in the capable MT-GW-DYLM24D6. At this low price, it makes for the perfect upgrade for any cost-sensitive project.

In conclusion, the SOYO MT-GW-DYLM24D6 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor is the best deal going with unbeatable value for the performance. Features are slim, but performance and quality are very high. Expect to be impressed with picture quality and display response, which are more than you would expect from a product at this price; but don't expect too much more.

Pros:

+ Extremely affordable
+ Excellent picture quality
+ 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
+ 6ms Response time
+ Integrated speakers
+ High-quality construction
+ 1 Year Limited Warranty
+ Elegant yet simple finish

Cons:

- Poor monitor stand
- Limited menu controls
- Needs component video input
- LCD Runs warm

Ratings:

  • Presentation: 9.0
  • Appearance: 8.75
  • Construction: 8.75
  • Functionality: 8.75
  • Value: 9.0

Final Score: 8.85 out of 10.

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# RE: SOYO 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor DYLM24D6Bien Nguyen 2010-03-07 10:43
THE SCREEN OF THE MONITOR IS WINKING AFTER 30 MINUTES OPERATING. WHAT IS THE CAUSE ?
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# partsviktor 2010-05-03 13:45
where i find parts for this lcd SOYO 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor DYLM24D6
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# EngineerLESLIE 2013-07-25 17:32
When my monitor gets hot it makes a little noise and switch off. I am thinking of replacing the capacitors on the power motherboard.Please advise. Thank you.
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# consumerDaniel 2010-06-24 13:17
Once my monitor is hot it go's off ? maybe a power supply, if so how much?
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# PastorWarren Waddell 2012-06-11 16:17
We had a lightning strike at our church that seems to have affected our Soyo 24 LCD monitors. They no longer pick up the VGA source that we had going before the strike and it now tells us "Unsupported mode" on the screen when in VGA connection mode.

What does "Unsupported mode" mean, and how can we get it operating again?
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# RE: PastorSprint6 2012-06-12 02:45
on your computer changes your monitor settings, your computer may display an ?Unsupported Mode? error. This error is usually on a completely blank screen, which does not allow you to view Windows normally for troubleshooting. You can fix this issue using Windows Safe Mode and by configuring your monitor settings.

Read more: Why Does My Computer Say "Unsupported Mode"? | eHow.com ##ehow.com/info_12213800_computer-say-unsupported-mode.html#ixzz1xZRUpYj7
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