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   Once powered up, you can adjust your settings for the four separate uses: TV, digital TV, PC and OSD.  For the impatient there is an Auto touch button on the front panel to make all the necessary adjustments for you automatically.  Picture in picture, channel and caption options are all located on these on screen controls.

   Lets get a general feel of the picture quality of the 171MP using various different connection methods.




   Overall, the picture quality is best using the S-Video option.  All the above shots were taken using the same digital box.  Lets see how it fairs with the PC.

   Compared to the previous model, the PC quality seems a bit washed out.  Some adjustments to brightness and contrast made it better but with fast action and movement, ghosting or blurring was seen.

   While in PC mod, you may opt for the PIP feature which lets you watch your TV input while operating your computer.  The PIP function is taken care of by the LCD, there are no extra software you need to install to make this work.  The PIP window can change in size through the on screen controls.

   In conclusion, the 171MP delivers one of the most feature packed LCD units to market.  With RCA, S-Video, PC and TV Tuner capabilities, not many models can match it in usage.  The picture quality is only as good as the medium you use to deliver it.  Even at coax, the image is clear enough to enjoy from a few feet away.

  The built in stereo speakers are more than adequate at normal sound levels.  At higher levels there were some extra noise, but it should not pose a problem since we turned it up to the max.  Not too many people view their television programming that way.

   This model is a definite recommendation if you are in the market for an all in one solution.  If this was available back then in college, space limitations would have been less of a problem.  The price of the unit may scare off a few people, but if you factor in all the options you are receiving in the 171MP, the benefits out weigh the costs.

   Thanks to Samsung for sending over this test unit, another great product from their large line of display units.

  • Numerous connectors
  • Touch sensitive control panel
  • On screen controls are easy to understand
  • Some cables are included
  • TV Tuner included
  • Light weight, able to be mounted on a wall
  • Beautiful silver finish


  • No DVI connector
  • HDTV only usable through digital television

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