Conclusion: The Samsung SyncMaster 172W does the job very well. It displayed sharp image quality in everything I threw at it and color reproduction was spot on. There were some instances that my eyes hurt with the combination of 60Hz and if the brightness was high. Turning the brightness down solved that. If you are constantly watching DVD’s or an entertainment person, then the Samsung SyncMaster 172W is for you. I rate the Samsung SyncMaster 172W a… 9/10!
Pros: Bright, Sharp Image Quality and Color, Excellent stand, DVI support
Cons: Speakers, Bright can be too bright sometimes, Some ghosting and only 60Hz
Excerpt: The LCD market has become huge over the past 12 months due to the decision by many manufacturers to place them into mass production. Last year some of the larger factories decided to start creating more and more LCDs, one particular company has been Samsung and thanks to the increased production, LCDs have dropped in price, increased in quality and overall become more common.
Excerpt: Samsung, one of the industry's juggernauts, has
released their line of LCD monitors into the public for all to gaze upon. If you
take a moment and really think about what I just said, it's quite amazing how far
things have come. Let's take a little jump back in time to the year 1969 when a
little company with a big vision opened it's doors for business. Samsung was its
name and electronics were their game.
Excerpt: Now the real surprise is gaming with this monitor. LCD monitor wise, I have not played on a better monitor than the 172W. The colours are sharp and vibrant, the contrast and brightness are great and guess what, THERE IS NO GHOSTING!