|-- Taking a Closer Look
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The 172T we received was silver in color, a black
version is also available with the same specs.
As with many of the other Samsung units,
it comes with a suite of display buttons on the front. The
buttons are not touch sensitive, so they do give a very low clicking
sound. I rather like these buttons, having hard to press buttons
on a LCD monitor is not a good idea. With the weight of these
units being a fraction of their CRT counterparts, a slight nudge on a
hard button may send it off your table.
The 'Auto' button allows you to auto
adjust your screen to a perfect fit. No need to adjust vertical
or horizontal positions anymore. The 'Source' button lets you
flip between analog and digital connections. For our testing, we
tested it using the analog connection. I've noticed after
reviewing quite a number of LCDs, digital barely beats out the analog
connection. That may just be my eyes talking, but in games and
movies there hasn't been that 'wow' factor for me in regards to DVI.
The display configuration lets you adjust
just about everything. The brightness controls are immediately
available on the front of the unit, since those are the most used