Philips Brilliance 170S6
After we’ve done with an LCD TV-set, let’s again return to inexpensive office-class monitors. The Brilliance 170S6 is a typical representative of the breed and shows its low pedigree in its every feature: a plain plastic case with a minimum of decorations and no extra features whatsoever.
The base only allows adjusting the tilt of the monitor’s screen. The case lacks rigidity, by the way. It wobbles at a slightest push and dark patterns appear then on the matrix where it is fastened to the base. When the screen is tilted backwards to the end, these dark patterns appear even when you press down the control buttons.
The monitor is equipped with an analog input only. The power adapter is integrated, although the case isn’t very thick.
The control buttons are placed along the center of the front panel and are pressed down easily, but as I mentioned above, this effort is enough for the monitor to tremble on its base.
We’ve got an average-convenience menu here. Quick access is provided to the auto adjustment feature and to the brightness setting. There are no brightness/contrast presets in the 170S6.