Date: June 26th, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
Let's take a short walk around this monitor and show you your potential new monitor purchase.
Moving from the bottom up, the 206BW is equipped with stable round base which allows for a full 360 degrees of rotation. This allows for easy adjustment and comes in handy when you want to quickly show a friend or co-worker something without having them walking over to see what is on your monitor or to physically lift and rotate the monitor into their field of view.
To keep this monitor profile as small as possible the bezel has been kept to a minimum. Through measurements, I found the top and side bezel to be 3/4" and the bottom is 1 1/4". The bottom is slightly larger seeing it holds the monitor setup control buttons.
Moving up, you come to the main control panel which allows you to access the features and configuration menus needed for setting up your new monitor.
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.
Source - Allows you to change the signal input source from the various connections available on the rear and side panels.
Auto - Auto-configuration button to allow the monitor to configure and align itself while using an analog VGA connection. (Not available while using a DVI cable)
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. I personally like a bright display so the Game setting is what I usually use on a MagicBright equipped monitor. But the 206BW has an ace up its sleeve. 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. This works flawlessly and in my mind is one of the best additional features I have seen on a LCD monitor ever.