Summary: I had a dual monitor setup with 2 CRTs, and bought one of these to replace the older one which was looking pretty sad next to my newer CRT. Now my new CRT looks sad next to this new Samsung LCD, so I'll be buying the 19 inch version to go with it.
Summary: I was looking for something that gives me the quality of an apple monitor without the expense. Compared this with Sony and after ample self doubt, decided to go in for a samsung monitor. I am more than overjoyed.
Summary: The Samsung 173P is easy to set up. Just take it out of the box, plug in the power, then connect the LCD to your PC just like you'd plug in a normal CRT monitor. Then power up your PC and enjoy! The 173P's out of the box setting is a little bright.
Summary: This thing is great! Best image and text I have seen. Colors are splendid. Being able to rotate the screen 90 degrees for portrait mode is excellent. The software controls that came with it work well too. I am very pleased with this monitor.
Summary: I just replaced a 19" Sony Trinitron CRT with this monitor and my only regret is that I didn't go Digital LCD sooner! What a difference! As sharp as the Trinitron is, this Samsung will eat it for breakfast....and here is the reasons why- Eye Strain- Goodbye eye strain! Flicker free images...
Summary: Click on the link below for a full in-dept review by me. I've had this up before any of the major review sites. It's been up since November 2003, right about the same time it was officially released in the U.S. [...] By the way, apparently there is actually a way to switch input modes via hardware.
Summary: I recently purchased two of the 173P displays for use in a dual-monitor setup. They are truly gorgeous, with respect to both image quality and exterior fit and finish. Unfortunately, Samsung's choice of the MagicTune software instead of a true hardware-based On-Screen-Display can be problematic.
Summary: After my 21 inch trinitron monitor started to go, i decided it was finally time to jump into the flatscreen arena. My desk is now supporting 50 less pounds, is much more open and i couldn't be happier. All thanks to Samsung's 173P monitor.