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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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    [2] Analog Input Cord
    [3] External TV Tuner Module
    [4] Remote Controller
    [5] Installation Software
    [6] Included Warranty Information
    [7] Power Cord - Connects to the Power Adapter; explained below
    [8] Power Adapter
    [9] Batteries
    [10] Sound Cord - Used to connect the monitor's base speakers to your sound card.
    [11] Cord from the Power Adapter that plugs into the 172MP

        Here is where the power adapter and the power cord connect to each other to become one long line of electric-conducting happiness. The other end of the power cord (pictured on the left) is a 3-pronged plug obviously used to plug into a power source. The other end of the power adapter (pictured on the right) plugs into the DC input located on the base of the monitor.

    This is the TV Tuner Module that came with the 172MP. I figured I would show you how easy it was to install this puppy. It is basically done in 3 steps.

    First remove the plastic cover located on the back of the monitor.

    Second plug the tuner into the input and screw down the two built-in screws.

    Slide the plastic cover back on and you're done.

    The nicest thing about the TV Tuner is that it requires no special software or anything of the sort in order to function. Just physically install it and it is ready to rock.

        The rest of the installation was very simple. Plug the Analog input cord into the back of the 172MP and your video card and then turn on your computer. I am running Windows XP, and when I booted up the computer with the 172MP attached for the first time, it installed the monitor for me with no problems at all. Just to be safe, I loaded up the included software disc. It brought me to the menu pictured in the first picture above. After I was done installing the drivers, I installed the Natural Color program. As you can see, it is a calibration tool used to fine tune your monitor and printer settings to your liking.

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

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