While 90% of a flat screen is all about the panel, the
rest is less exciting but no less important. A poorly designed stand, or OSD
controls, can make even the best TFT panel susceptible to damage or improper
adjustments - which could impact image quality.
stand attached to the Hitachi display connects to the panel
via screws and is easily removable. With the appropriate hardware you could mount
the LCD panel alone to a wall for the ultimate in zero foot print.
The stand has a rather wide, semi-circular base and a built in pivot. The
screen can rotate back 30 degrees and down 5 degrees. The stand rotates 60
degrees in either direction while the base remains in a constant
||The CML151XW from several angles. Note the removable
base is attached to the panel by four
The rear of the display panel has an analog video
input for a 15-pin D-sub jack, and also houses the DC power input. Inserting the
video cable is a bit difficult due to the angle, but by turning the monitor up
side down it can be made easier.
Only the lead wire from the AC Adapter plugs into the panel. The actual
adapter can be placed away from the display, about 4 four feet or so. A regular
computer power cord plugs into the adapter. Why arrange the power like this you wonder?
Well the stand on this display can be removed from the back of panel so it can
be wall mounted. By positioning the bulk of the power source away from the
display, there need not be a full sized power cable running up the side of
Resolutions with flat panel displays are a
bit different than with their CRT relatives. With LCD displays you always want
to operate the display at the maximum resolution - in this case at a resolution
of 1024x768 pixels. With the computer set at this resolution there is no
dithering effect because the dot in the panel accurately corresponds to the
resolution setting. The full list of supported resolutions and frequencies are
The On Screen Display
in the CML151XW fairly normal for TFT controls. Navigation through the menus are achieved via three
buttons on the front bezel.