Computer Monitors feature TV tuner option.

Press Release Summary:

SyncMaster(TM) 151MP and 171MP flat-panel monitors feature true HDTV-ready capability and modular TV-tuner design. Model 151 MP has screen depth of 2.0 in., pixel pitch of .297 mm, and maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. Model 171MP is 2.3 in. in depth, with pixel pitch of .264 mm and maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024. Both are complete with audio/video multimedia devices, capable of allowing viewers to watch 2 sources of input simultaneously.

Original Press Release:

Samsung Announces The World's First HDTV-Ready TFT Computer Monitor With Modular TV Tuner Option


New Cutting-Edge 15" and 17" Flat-Panels are All-In-One HDTV-Ready Computer Monitors and Video Displays with Picture-in-Picture Viewing

Breakthrough Modular Design Offers Snap-In TV Tuner Option

Irvine, CA - Samsung, the world's leading manufacturer of CRT and LCD monitors, smashes all display technology boundaries with the introduction of the most versatile TFTs on the market today, SyncMaster(TM) 151MP and 171MP flat-panel monitors. Samsung
was the first company to bring the convergence promise to market with the debut last year of its revolutionary SyncMaster MP, a 3-in-1 flat-panel computer display with built-in TV tuner and video inputs for use with a DVD player, VCR or camcorder. Samsung's new SyncMaster 151 and 171 MPs up the stakes to 4-in-1 functionality with true HDTV-ready capability and a brand new modular TV-tuner design that lets users decide when to step up
to a true multimedia experience.

The new MP is targeted to high-end financial, medical and corporate users as well as home users and technophiles who demand latest and most advanced viewing technologies. The SyncMaster 151MP ($749 street price) and SyncMaster 17" 171MP
($1,299 street price) are currently available.

No longer tied to the home or office for information and entertainment needs, the MP affords a new level of "go anywhere and do anything" portability. It comes packaged with a 12VDC power cable that allows users to power the MP while on the road in their car or on vacation at a campsite. The MP is the perfect entertainment solution for use in yachts, corporate jets, RVs or motor homes.

"As the world's number one manufacturer of computer monitors, Samsung is keeping a step ahead by developing the most unique and innovative displays in the marketplace today," states Rey Roque, Vice President of Marketing, for Samsung's Digital Information Technology Division, (DITD). "We are always looking to push the technology envelope, and the new 151MP and 171MP showcase Samsung's ability to provide high-end, multimedia displays for consumers of all needs."

Housed in a sleek champagne colored cabinet, the super slim SyncMaster 151 MP has a screen depth of just 2.0" and the 171MP is only 2.3" in depth. Both monitors are complete audio/video multimedia devices, capable of allowing viewers to watch two
sources of input at the same time with the Picture-In-Picture feature. The MP is excellent for a corporate office, bank or trading room where multiple tasks must be performed
simultaneously. For example, a broker can watch the Stock Market ticker on TV while working on a client's portfolio.

The new MP is also incredibly versatile in the home. A child can use the display in the bedroom to watch TV, HDTV, surf the Web or play a video game. The MP can be used in the kitchen to watch a cooking show and download the recipe from the Internet. The MP
can be used in a home office to display household finances while a user tracks stocks on the Web.

Samsung's MPs offer a number of exciting options that give viewers complete control over the on-screen image. The downscaling option displays SXGA video, and a digital zoom allows viewers to magnify any part of the on-screen image up to 64X. A one-touch auto adjustment offers fast and accurate viewing that works on any pattern. The SyncMaster MP series also includes many versatile functions including: an IrDA sensor for
a remote controller, soft touch control buttons, built-in speakers and foldable stand that allows users to apply VESA mounting device at ease.

The SyncMaster 171MP features Patterned Vertical Alignment (PVA), which incorporates the latest technology advancements in liquid cell structure that improve the monitor's four major viewing criteria, including viewing angle, brightness, contrast and response time. The 171 MP has an ultra fine pixel pitch of .264 mm and offers a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024. The SyncMaster 151MP has a pixel pitch of .297 mm and allows for a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. Both displays offer analog RGB and CVBS video input, component video, S-Video, HDTV and an optional TV tuner with an antenna connection for cable TV and satellite viewing. The optional TV turner allows for a high-
contrast, fully geared stand-alone TV that supports worldwide TV and video signals, including NTSC and PAL.

For easy installation and optimum configuration, Samsung's new MP convergence displays have built-in Plug and Play capability that conforms to the Video Electronics Standards Association's (VESA) Display Data Channel (DDC) Type 1/2B standards. When
used with the appropriate hardware and software, Plug and Play automatically configures the monitor with the host computer and selects the optimum resolution and refresh rates to achieve crisp detail, bright colors and razor sharp images.

For energy efficient reduced power consumption, Samsung's MP monitors features a four-stage (On, Stand-by, Suspend, Off) power management system that complies with the VESA DPMS, NUTEK and Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star standards.
Both displays also meet the stringent MPR-11 and TCO-95 low emissions standards.

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