Samsung SyncMaster 192MP LCD ReviewFormer staff writer -
Samsung packaging is the standard briefcase style box, which I've previously mentioned I love - even for this large 19" screen, the box is still easy to handle and very durable.
Inside the box we find everything necessary for using this monitor:
Again the Samsung monitor impresses me with the slimness of it - quite a compact unit. Slightly thicker then the 172X and 173P, the 192MP still isn't going to put much of a dent in your desk space. The stand for this monitor is more simple, and more sturdy. It doesn't need to raise up because the monitor is actually perfectly positioned for optimal eye-viewing level anyways.
The SyncMaster 192MP boasts a slogan of digital versatility - and one glance at the back panel confirms that. HDTV-ready, this monitor has an input for DVI-D, standard Analog (RGB), HDTV-component, as well as L/R RCA stereo and standard computer-plug stereo. On top of that, it has a plug for CoAxial. And this monitor's hiding something that I was quite pleased to find out about - its got a built-in cable TV Tuner.
The buttons on this monitor are fairly standard Samsung fare - we have Menu, Exit/Auto, Enter (for selection), Source (to switch between full-screen video sources), PIP (Picture In Picture) and the standard MagicBright switcher.
In the centre we have a sleek circular power button, ensconced by Volume and Channel adjustment buttons. On the front panel itself are stereo (left/right channel) speakers.
On the left hand side we have a headphone jack, and MORE inputs! This time we have a Composite and SVideo input. That's 6 total! So, theoretically, you could have 2 computers (one using Analog, one digital), HDTV (this would be my DVD player), normal cable, a VCR and...something that uses Svideo. Theoretically, I don't own the means to test 6 things at once :P