Samsung 172X: 12ms Response Time for 17" LCDby Kristopher Kubicki on June 8, 2004 12:05 AM EST
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Full Screen ApplicationHere are a few quick looks at some demanding full screen applications. All of these screenshots are taken with the Analog input on the LCDs.
The Matrix Reload, The Matrix - The Matrix has several qualities to make it a good candidate for testing full motion video (color reproduction is not one of them). We are able to study image clarity and motion using a few of the same clips, and we were not disappointed with the 172X. Motion video was crisp, bright and vibrant. Adjusting the brightness too high would wash out the image, similar to the LL-191A.
Morrowind - Although Morrowind plays smoothly, some colors do not look just right. We noticed blue hues often when we should see grey ones. This may be due to over-correction in the calibration.
Max Payne 2 - Max Payne has been our standard test for light and dark comparisons as far as we can remember. While testing, we noticed an improved TrTf average response time compared to the SyncMaster 172T. Unfortunately, explosions looked a bit washed out; this seems to be a side effect of the 6-bit LCD panel.
Halo - We were fairly impressed with Halo's performance. Colors were very accurate after calibration, and as expected, we did not see much motion blur. The difference between the Sharp 191A and the Samsung 172X was negligible, but the difference between the Samsung 172T and the Samsung 172X was very noticeable.
Unreal Tournament 2004 - If we thought Halo looked good, Unreal Tournament was just icing on the cake. UT2K4 is a little more faster-paced than Halo, and the effect of motion blur is often detectable. Performance between the Dell 2001FP and the SyncMaster 172X were about the same. We were very pleased with the results.