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Samsung SyncMaster 170 MP

Samsung SyncMaster 170 MP
alaScore 84

119 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 170 MP. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 170 MP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 170 MP from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 170MP 17in LCD MonitorSamsung 170MP 17in LCD Monitor

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Littman (

Samsung SyncMaster 170 review: Samsung SyncMaster 170


Looks Like Love The SyncMaster 170MP's satiny, silver bezel and chrome menu-control buttons are handsome, but more importantly, its picture quality is stunning. Its colors are saturated and vivid, its focus is impeccable, and its sharp contrast draws...

Low price; high-quality picture; built-in TV tuner; extensive input options; easy controls; attractive.

Inputs are hard to reach; no digital input.

A top-quality, full-featured LCD monitor with an entry-level price.

Expert review by: Ren-Jie Huang (neoseeker)

Samsung SyncMaster 170T Review


LCD monitor prices are continuing to drop, and perhaps this holiday season is the time to invest in an ergonomic display. If you already own an LCD screen, then perhaps it’s time to upgrade to a 17” model; I know I want to. We have reviewed numerous...

IntroductionLCD monitor prices are continuing to drop, and perhaps this holiday season is the time to invest in an ergonomic display. If you already own an LCD screen, then perhaps it’s time to upgrade to a 17” model; I know I want to. We have...

Dec, 2001

Expert review by: (

Samsung SyncMaster 170T TFT Display


For those of you who have lay awake at night dreaming of a flat screen in place of that bulky cube of a CRT display this may be the monitor for you.

CRT displays excel at producing clear and crisp pictures with little discernable difference from pixel to pixel. LCD display's by their nature are forced to adhere to a matrix of blocks and there is little room for the eye to blend lines into smooth...

Oct, 2001


Expert review by: Ren-Jie Huang (neoseeker)

Samsung SyncMaster 170MP Review


We have reviewed a few Samsung liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors in the past, all being 15 inches; however, today we received a 17 inch monster from Samsung, specifically the Samsung 170MP. Prior to the 170MP, we analyzed the 150MP which scored...

First GlanceNot to our surprise, the Samsung 170MP looked identical to the 150MP and had all the features of the 15 inch model. After setting up the monitor, and taking a moment to admire the 170MP display, we loaded a few still images on to the...

Aug, 2001

Expert review by: (

Samsung 170MP 17" TFT Display-TV Review


With the continuing trend in convergence, it was only a matter of time before the venerable television was combined with the cutting-edge technology of flat panel TFT.

As the TV-tuner is included within the display, this autonomous feature imparts no extra strain (however minor it might be) on the computer's video card or processor which is an added benefit in our books. Finally, at a fairly reasonable price for a...

Jul, 2001

Expert review by: PC Authority (

Samsung SyncMaster 170MP


A multi task monitor that is more practical as a TV than on a PC. Just the thing for the person who has everything.

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: delka (

Perfect for SOHO/Small business user


Great monitor. Crystal clear picture and works great as TV

Slik design, great remote control, good resolution

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: Shane F (

Samsung has won me over as my monitor supplier.



Don't apply pressure to screen otherwise there is a mark

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Samsung SyncMaster 170 MP 17 in LCD Monitor


Consumer review by: Bob (

Nice, Great Price!


The 170N is a very nice monitor at a good price. I absolutely love the compact size, light weight, and slim bezel. Colors and contrast are excellent. Auto-adjust is all I needed to touch. 1280x1024 is marginal for a 17", but you can enlarge the fonts...

Jun, 2004

Product Specifications

The Samsung SyncMaster 170MP is a multi-function TFT-LCD monitor that takes the concept of multi-tasking to an entirely new level. This 17-inch flat-panel display functions as a computer monitor, a TV and a video monitor - all in one. And all this versatility comes with the clearest pictures, sharpest images and most vivid colors you can imagine. The 170MP delivers next-generation TV and high-definition images with its built-in TV tuner. So while you work away on your computer, the monitor's picture-in-picture functionality lets you watch TV, or even enjoy a movie from your VCR or DVD player. The 170MP features a 400: 1 contrast ratio, 1280 x 1024 resolution, 0.264 pixel pitch and a viewing angle of 160/160 degrees. It also includes a remote control, RCA video & audio, S-Video and a built-in antenna connector to accommodate RGB analog input and NTSC. And thanks to the 170MP's slim, sleek design - plus its wall mount capability - you can enjoy an uncluttered desktop instead of one that's overrun by multimedia equipment.

Audio Output



2D to 3D Conversion: No
Adjustable Display: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HbbTV: No
Integrated Camera: No
Integrated Microphone: No
Loudspeakers:Prepared / Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
Type of MPR Radiation:MPR III / No
Type of TCO Radiation:TCO 99
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface:No / Yes
Ethernet: No
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
Secure Digital Card: No
VGA: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

Dimensions & Weight



4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:50
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: No
HD ready: No
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Screen Format:5:4
Touchscreen: No

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.264mm/0.26mm/0.28mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:220cd/m2/240cd/m2/250cd/m2/270cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:350:1/400:1/450:1/700:1
Image Max H-View Angle:+80 / -80/140/150/160/170
Image Max V-View Angle:+80 / -80/120/125/160/170
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)/VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:25ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Curved Design: No
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:5:4
Type of Monitor:LCD


Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC / Unix/PC/PC / Mac/Unix / Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster 170

Input Device

Type:None/Remote control


Color:Black/Ivory/Metallic silver/Silver/White
Compliant Standards:BCIQ / CCIB / CE / CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / EZU / FTZ / GOST / IEC950 / MEEI / NEMKO / SEMKO / TCO '99 / TUV / UL 1950 / VCCI / TCO 99/BCIQ / CCIB / CISPR 22 Class A / CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / DOC-B / EN50081-1 / EPA Energy Star / EZU / FCC Class B certified / FTZ / GOST / IEC950 / ISO 9241 / MPR II / NEMKO / NUTEK / Plug and Play / SEMKO / TCO '95 / TUV / UL / UL 1950 / VCCI-I / VCCI-II / VESA DPMS / TCO 95/C-Tick / CCIB / CE / CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / GOST / MEEI / NEMKO / NOM / Plug and Play / SEMKO / SIQ / TCO '95 / TUV / UL 1950 / VCCI / TCO 95/C-Tick / CE / CSA / EPA Energy Star / GOST / MPR II / NEMKO / NOM / NUTEK / Plug and Play / SEMKO / TCO '99 / TUV / UL / VCCI-I / TCO 99/CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / DHHS / DOC-B / IEC950 / Plug and Play / PTB / TCO '99 / TUV / UL 1950 / VCCI / TCO 99/CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / DDC-2B / DHHS / DOC-B / FCC Class B certified / IEC950 / NUTEK / Plug and Play / PTB / TCO '95 / TUV / UL / VCCI / VESA DPMS / TCO 95/CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / DDC-

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)/None
TV Tuner Presence:No/Yes