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-- Samsung Syncmaster 172T LCD
-- Category: Review
-- Posted by: GideonX
-- Posted on: 2002-01-20
-- Price: ~ $699.99 USD
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  One feature I enjoyed with this unit is the wall mount option.  An included bracket allows you to mount this monitor onto the wall.  With a depth of only 8.5 inches, it can add a different design to your room.  Just push the base back onto the unit and you can mount it directly on your wall.

   If mounting is not for you, the 172T has a bendable neck that can adjust to various heights.

   The back of the unit has 3 connectors, power, analog and digital.

   Some may argue why include a wall mount bracket if no video in connectors are even available?  You are right, other Samsung units do have S-Video in and other connectors, but that just drives the price up.  This unit can be had for $600 - $700 at many retailers, it was never meant to be a multi-media all-in-one unit.

   After plugging all the necessary cables in, fired it up and let it auto adjust itself to our resolution.  A max resolution of 1280 X 1024 is usually ideal for most people.

   The brightness is done very well on this unit.  Whites are not washed out and blacks are shown without any deterioration.  I popped in a Spiderman DVD to see how it reacts to fast movement.  Often times, a ghosting or blurring affect happens on most lower end LCDs.

   The above shots were taken in the dark with movement.  The blur you see is actually my camera not being able to pick up the action shots in a dark environment.  Viewing the movie on the 172T is great.  Even in fast movement sequences in the Spiderman DVD, not much ghosting appeared to make me stop and notice it.

   Overall, the 172T is a great unit if you are in need of something that will deliver analog and digital connectivity at a reasonable price.  Finding a sleeker and elegant model will be hard to come by.  The designers at Samsung have out done themselves again.



Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Silver finish is execellent
  • Lightweight
  • Wall mountable
  • Colors are vibrant


  • Cons:

    • Power/Analog/Digital connectors would have been better located at the bottom when in wall mount position

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