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    Samsung Syncmaster 172MP LCD Monitor Review
    Author: Jakester
    Date Posted: March 13th, 2004
    SLRating: SLRating: 9/10
    Bottom Line: Samsung is back with their sexy new 173P LCD display. although it has a great picture quality and the ability to the display documents or pictures vertically. It may be a bit expensive for the average home user especially if they don't need the digital input, having said that it performed well, read more in our official review....

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    Magic Bright™ - The 173P utilizes Samsung’s MagicBright™  technology, which features three separate “brightness modes” designed specifically for PC, Internet and entertainment applications.
    -The first brightness mode, PC-Text, is ideal for traditional text-based computing such as world processing, spreadsheets, graphics and database applications. The PC mode features a brightness level equivalent to what users are accustomed to on traditional LCD displays.
    -The Internet Mode offers increased luminescence that is specifically designed for viewing streaming video or video from the Internet.
    -The Entertainment mode features the highest luminescence level. This mode is designed for entertainment applications such as PC-Internet gaming, multimedia content editing, and watching TV or HDTV (if a user’s PC includes a TV tuner).

    Dual Signal Inputs- The 173P comes with both Analog RGB and DVI Digital Link input ports.

    Dual Hinge System
    - The two-hinge system allows the monitor to be folded freely or to be wall mounted. See demo below (note the monitor in the example isn't the 173P, it is the 172W which has the same dual hinge system)...

    Click arrows to see the Dual Hinge System in action.

    Wall or Ceiling Mounting Abilities - Since it comes with a mounting bracket the 173P is able to mount on a wall or ceiling.

    Soft-touch power button - The only external control is the power button which uses Samsung's extremely cool soft-touch technology.

    Pivoting Screen - Included on the software disc is the Pivot Pro program. To use the software simply right click on the desktop and choose how much you would like the screen to be rotated and then rotate the monitor screen accordingly...

    The main purpose of this software is to allow the user to fit more of a word document, picture, or web page on the screen so they don't have to scroll as much. I didn't end up using this software very much. One, because whenever I wanted to play a game I had to change the settings back to normal and then rotate the monitor back into position. Two, my mouse comes with the pretty much standard scroll wheel which makes scrolling hardly a hassle. I suppose the best use for this feature would be for viewing tall pictures.

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