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There is another new
feature on the 192t we have never seen before in our reviews. A
new feature called Magic Bright is offered in this model. What
Magic Bright basically does is increase brightness when picture and
video are being played and lower it when surfing or viewing text.
Instead of constantly shifting the brightness level up and down, they
are 'pre-set' for you with a single button.
As usual, the other OSD (On-Screen
Display) options are the same. Samsung has not shifted much in
this department since the OSD is simple and to the point. The
auto adjustment option is still there, one of our more loved options
We put Magic Bright to the test by
setting up a text document and DVD playback and seeing if this
feature offers anything worthwhile. Here are two shots of the
text file and video (The Matrix DVD) in their 'max performance'
We tried to get better pictures of each
setting side by side in a digital photo, but the slight brightness
in quality was not captured well at all with our camera. In
person, the difference is very noticeable between text and entertain
settings. The Matrix has a lot of darker colors, but the the
fast action will put this unit to the test.
For gaming purposes, we fired up the UT
2003. As with all LCDs, there is slight ghosting between areas
of extreme darkness and brightness. The unit is rated at <25ms
in response time. Some people have mentioned the response time
plays a huge part in the ghosting affect. Some people also
have 16ms units that exhibit the same issue. But overall, the
action was smooth and playable with little effect from ghosting
affecting game play. We ran the game at native 1280 X 1024,
32bit without any problems. These tests were done using both
the analog and digital connections, which we have noticed to have
little to no difference between each other.
Overall, the 192t delivers a packed
punch in the 19" LCD market. Not only is the design of the
unit sleek, the added features of Magic Bright into the mix makes
this a LCD to own. With dual video capabilities, it caters to
both analog and digital users with a flick of a switch.
Samsung strives to provide quality at
affordable prices and this unit doesn't fail in that aspect.
If you are in the market for a 19", definitely give this monster a
- Large visual real-estate
- Easy to use controls/options (OSD)
- Sleek design
- Magic Bright feature
- Slight ghosting, nothing major
- Base of the unit tends to want to spring out way too often