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    Samsung Syncmaster 172MP LCD Monitor Review
    Author: Jakester
    Date Posted: September 29th, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: Samsung gave us another monitor to review, sort of... The Samsung 172MP is a 17" LCD multifunctional display unit with the capability to perform as a monitor, TV (using its optional TV tuner) , or both with its Picture-in-Picture feature. This monitor looked very promising. Did it stand up to our expectations? Find out in our official review....

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    Features:

        The 172MP comes packed with a nice bundle of features and an easy to use menu system. This monitor is targeted towards home users, students and anyone who multitasks on a regular basis. Does it meet these needs? We'll find out in the performance section of this review. The 172MP has an estimated street price of $679 which I feel may be a bit steep for the average home user that doesn't use the 172MP to it's full potential; however,  for those users that do, it is definitely a fair price.  As usual, Samsung backs their monitor by a solid 3-year Parts/Labor/Backlight warranty. Also, included with the 172MP is a mail-in form for an extended 3 months of warranty.

    Specifications:

    Panel

    Viewable area:

     17" diagonal

    Pixel Pitch (mm):

     0.264

    Brightness:

     250 cd/

    Contrast Ratio:

     500:1

    Viewing Angle (H/V):

     170˚/170˚

    Response Time (ms):

     25

    Frequency

    Horizontal Frequency Analog (Hz):

     31-81

    Vertical Frequency (Hz):

     56-75

    Maximum Resolution:

     1280x1024

    Signal Input

    Analog RGB, CVBS, S-video,  TV(antenna/cable)

    Weight

    Net (Physical):

     10.7 lbs

    Gross (packaging):

     17.6 lbs

    Cabinet Color (front / back):

     Silver/Black


    Features:

    • One touch Auto Adjustment
    • Two Built-In 3W Speakers
    • Optional TV Tuner
    • HDTV Ready
    • IrDA Sensor for the Included Remote Controller
    • Soft Touch Control Buttons
    • Supports various external A/V devices: PC, Air/Cable TV, DVD, VCR, Camcorder
    • Base folds to allow for a VESA Mount to be attached


    Now it's time to get the 172MP set up and installed.



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    1. Introduction
    2. Features
    3. Installation
    4. Overview
    5. Performance
    6. Performance Continued
    7. Conclusions

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