Though many 19-inch LCDs offer both analog and digital connections, the SENergy 914 provides one digital and two analog inputs (Princeton includes both kinds of cable). A button on the front panel lets you easily toggle between inputs, and the other buttons control a selection of fairly standard image adjustments, including autoadjust. The monitor also provides a handful of presets for Web, text, and video.
Like its predecessor, the SENergy 981, the SENergy 914 has quite good image quality. At the monitor's native resolution of 1,280x1,024, text looked sharp and easy to read, largely due to the display's noticeably strong contrast ratio, which Princeton claims is 700:1. The display showed nice, bright whites, very dark blacks, and a much more even range of grays than we usually see from LCDs. The SENergy 914 also delivered above-average performance with video. We were pleased with the colors, and even dark scenes were full of details, though we saw some of the ghosting and background noise that is typical of LCDs.
Princeton backs the SENergy 914 with an industry-standard three-year warranty on parts, labor, and backlight. Toll-free tech support is available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. Princeton's Web site offers e-mail tech support, driver downloads, FAQs, and a support bulletin.
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