An all new viewing experience! With SmartImage and SmartContrast for crystal clear pictures plus PerfecTune for quality-assured display, the 170C8 delivers the ultimate in display performance.
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SmartImage is an exclusive leading-edge Philips technology that analyses the content displayed on your screen. Based on a scenario you select, SmartImage dynamically enhances the contrast, colour saturation and sharpness of images and videos for ultimate display performance - all in real time and at the press of a single button.
SmartContrast: For incredible rich black details
SmartContrast is a Philips technology that analyses the contents you are displaying, automatically adjusting colours and controlling backlight intensity to dynamically enhance contrast for the best digital images and videos or when playing games where dark hues are displayed. When Economy mode is selected, contrast is adjusted and backlighting fine-tuned for just-right display of everyday office applications and lower power consumption.
Dual input accepts both analogue VGA and digital DVI signals
Dual input provides connectors to accommodate input of both analogue VGA and digital DVI signals.
5 ms fast response time
On-Off response time is the period required for a liquid crystal cell to go from active (black) to inactive (white) and back to active (black) again. It is measured in milliseconds. Faster is better: lower response time means faster transitions and, therefore, results in fewer visible image artefacts in the display of transition of texts and graphics. On-Off response time is a more important measure in the display of business content like documents, graphs and photos.
DVI-D input and HDCP support
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a copyright protection system that is incorporated into the DVI connector. It helps stop unauthorised duplication of copyrighted content. HDCP allows you to play protected content media such as movies and concerts. It checks the signal to prevent piracy, allowing only legal copies of content to display.
PerfecTune ensures top-quality LCD display delivered to you
PerfecTune is industry-leading, proprietary Philips testing and algorithm technology for monitor adjustment and fine tuning, an extensive process that ensures ultimate display performance in compliance with a standard four times more stringent than Microsoft's Vista requirements from each and every monitor that leaves the factory - not just a few review samples. Only Philips goes to these lengths to deliver this exacting level of colour accuracy and display quality in every new monitor.
Empowered for Windows Vista
Philips Vista-ready monitors are empowered for vibrant, exciting display of this new, visually sophisticated and demanding Windows operating system, designed to enhance your entertainment experience, make you more productive and help you control your computing experience at home and in the office, making viewing, finding and organising information for work or play quick, efficient and easy.
For your safety: Aerospace composite fire retardant case
PC/ABS plastic composite is the industry's best and toughest flame-retardant casing material; it is a space-age compound deployed in the aerospace and automotive industries, as well as in fire detectors, that is compliant with most stringent fire safety standards.
Lead-free design safeguards our environment
Lead-free display products are designed and produced in compliance with strict European Community Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) standards that restrict lead and other toxic substances that can harm the environment.
Hassle-free display performance tuning with SmartControl II
SmartControl II is monitor-based software with an easy-to-use on-screen graphic interface that guides you through fine-tuning resolution, colour calibration and other display settings including brightness, contrast, clock and phase, position, RGB, white point and - on models with onboard speakers - volume adjustments.
Cable clip manages cables for a tidy work space
A clip shipped with monitors that manages cables by clipping them together for a tidy work space.