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Philips 200XW 20 inch WSXGA LCD Monitor Review

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Ah, so time to find out what the second mystery screw does. Well, like the other screw, you can turn it by hand, but this time you unscrew it. This disengages the stem lock, and lets you adjust the height of the monitor. The idea of having a screw to engage the stem lock is so that the base doesn't fly off when you lift the monitor. You can still lift the monitor without the screw in place if you are careful, but it's not recommended. This is what that cautionary danger label was about earlier. It would have been better if there was somewhere to stow this screw, like maybe another screw hole, because what am I supposed to do with this now? It might end up being mistaken for a curtain hook or something and lost forever ... might not though.




Behold, the monitor with the big neck. Sort of like E.T. with his big wide head. Yeah, that's where the comparison ends.


Can you make E.T. do this though?! Probably not. You'd have killed him and then there wouldn't have been a movie made or anything.


Having the screen sideways isn't useful unless you're a professional couch potato. It's better to set it up in "portrait mode". This way you tell your graphics card to rotate the screen and you end up with a tall image.



Just look at all that Overclockersclub goodness, so much, all on one screen.



ATI and nVidia both have screen rotation built into the drivers. You can enable the tooltray icon and just right click it to adjust the rotation of the display. Takes you about 1 second.



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Installation
  4. Configuration
  5. Configuration (Continued)
  6. Specifications & Features
  7. Testing
  8. Testing (Set Up Display)
  9. Testing (Tune Up Program)
  10. Testing (LCD Test Script & Subjective Viewing)
  11. Conclusion
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