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    Samsung Syncmaster 192T LCD Monitor Review
    Author: Jakester
    Date Posted: August 26th, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: If you need a large LCD monitor with excellent picture quality then the Samsung Syncmaster 192T could be just what your looking for. Is it good value for money and how well does it perform, read on to find out in our official review....

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    Overview

    Now let's take a look at how the monitor looks and performs.

    The panel of the 192T is made of a hard-plastic with a silver front and black back coloring. The width of the monitor is only 1" and the base depth is 8.5". For being a 19" monitor, the size of the 192T is very small. Samsung has done a very good job of compacting the monitor into a minimal amount of physical space.

    As we take a look at the front of the monitor, we find the 192T's logo and control panel. The control panel buttons are as follows (from left to right): Auto Adjust, Exit/Source, Magic Bright/ "-", "+", Menu, and Power button. The Auto Adjust button is a one-touch automatic screen calibration tool. Simply press it and the 192T will adjust the display to an optimal setting. The Exit/Source button will perform as an exit option when you are in the menu system and will act as a source selector (Analog/DVI) when you are not. The Magic Bright/ "-" button will adjust the Magic Bright settings while not in the menu system and will act as a navigational button while in the menu system. The Magic Bright technology is a very nice feature that I find myself using a lot. When you press the "+" and you are not in the menu system, the brightness meter appears on your screen and from there can be adjusted by using the "+" and "-" buttons. When you are in the menu system, the "+" button simply acts as a navigational button. The Menu button brings up the 192T menu system to allow you to edit your display settings (shown below).

    The menu system is very simple to use. Press the Menu button to bring it up, and then use the Menu (select command), Exit (exit command),  "+" and "-" buttons to navigate the menus. The different submenus are as follows (in order with the icons from left to right): Brightness, Contrast, Image Lock, Horizontal Position, Vertical Position, Geometry and Color Reset, Color Temperature, Halftone, Language, Menu Position, Menu Display Time, Source Select (shown above).


    That's the life for me.


    What is that thing?


    There it is again!

        That metal peg that protrudes from the base of the 192T is the locking mechanism that will lock the monitor screen to the base when folded completely flat for wall mounting capabilities. The last picture shows the release switch to both lock and unlock the base to/from the monitor screen.

    Shown above is the included mounting bracket, screws, and instructions. It looks very simple to do, however I'm afraid I don't have a spare wall to mount a monitor to so I will have to leave it at that. If anyone has used the mounting bracket feel free to email me and let me know how it went.

    As you swing around the base you find the Audio In and Headphone jacks along with the volume control for the base speakers. The headphone jack is very convenient since it allows easy access for you to plug in your headphones, rather then having to plug them directly into your sound card. I'm sure anyone who uses headphones will find this to be quite handy.

    The back of the base houses the three main inputs for the 192T; the 14V DC, RGB (Analog), and DVI (Digital) inputs. The input cords are all removable, which is very nice feature especially when you have to repair a faulty cord. Some monitors cut corners by having the end of the cord integrated with the rest of the monitor. This only leads to a much unneeded hassle when doing repairs to the input cords.



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