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The M1910A’s controls consist of seven buttons positioned to the bottom left on the underside of the protruding bezel. The layout is pretty standard, comprising of buttons for “Source” selection, “Menu” entry, up and down controls for adjustment and programme scrolling, increase and decrease for volume and picture tuning, and “Auto/Select”. The power switch on the right is touch-sensitive and glows with a blue light when on and an amber light in standby. A fancy touch, but the light is a little distracting in a darkened room.
Menu navigation is relatively easy-going, but some of the acronyms within the menus aren’t obvious at first glance. The choice however is good. For the sound, you can change the balance, select auto volume levelling and, under the “SSM” function, change the acoustic environment depending on what you’re listening to. The options are “Flat”, “Music”, “Movie”, “Speech”, and a “User” mode that represents a simple graphic equaliser.
As for picture adjustments, you have the usual contrast and brightness scales as well as colour temperature presets named “Cool” for a bluish tone, “Warm” for a reddish one, and “User” for individually adjusting the red, green and blue levels. Within the “PSM” function you also get options called “Dynamic”, “Standard”, “Mild”, and “Game”. To be honest these didn’t really make a big impact with me. In fact, it looks as if the contrast and vibrancy drop as you move from “Dynamic” to “Game” - a little strange considering that many gamers want to boost the vivacity of the picture. When selecting the TV-tuner or one of the video sources you can also make changes to the overall colour of the picture along with its sharpness and tint.