Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
Let's take a virtual walk around your potential new purchase.
Starting from the bottom and moving up, the PX2370 uses a very simple round monitor stand that allows for little movement other than approximately 15 degrees of tilt. There is no rotational mechanism and there is no swivel for landscape viewing. Giving this monitor a light shove from the side to test its stability illustrated that it is not as stable as the stand attached to the BX2350 and in my mind, although is was glossy, translucent and utilized Samsung's "Touch of Color" styling, it didn't suit this monitor. But that is just my opinion. Others may disagree.
Instead of having the Menu and control button on the front of the monitor, Samsung chose to install them on the back right portion which aided in keeping the front of the monitor as clutter free as possible. The button had the following functionality.
Menu - Allows access to your configuration menu for changing your color, contrast and signal input configuration.
Navigation Up / Down Keys - Allows you to navigate through the menu and also enables the brightness and preset contrast controls when the menu command is not enabled.
Enter Key - Allows you to initialize changes.
Auto Key - *Used for Auto-calibration only when using the analog VGA connection.
Power - To power the monitor on and off.
*When you press the MagicBright button you will be able to change the display contrast and brightness to your liking. You can experiment to find out what works for you. For this monitor, I found the sweet spot for me was the Internet setting. You might find a different setting compliments your work/game environment so play around with it a bit to find what you like. This monitor is equipped with an automatic contrast control called Dynamic Contrast. This feature, which is located at the bottom of the list in the photo above, will automatically adjust the contrast to optimal levels. For example, when the screen becomes dark or overly bright, it will adjust the contrast accordingly without any input from the computer user. It works well be seeing I am a major control freak, I don't like something else making the decision for me. ;p.
With the LED backlight's low heat output and external power supply, the rear of the monitor lacks any sort of cooling vents for air circulation. This also helps to keep the overall weight and dimensions to a minimum.
The connection panel is where things differ from previously reviewed models. Not only do you have your standard DVI and power supply connection, you have the addition of an HDMI, analog audio and optical audio output. With the additional HDMI connection, not only can you use this monitor as a computer display, but you can also have it connected to an external DVD/Blu-Ray player and use it as a desktop TV with one press of the monitor's front panel "Signal Source" button. Although keep in mind that the audio out will only support a stereo headphone jack and will only pass audio through only if you are connected through a pure direct HDMI connection.