Summary: SAMSUNG 953BW - STAND REMOVAL Read the last part of this post before you begin - it might be much easier than is described here, but I did not try it. Did it the hard way. Here you will find how to take apart the base. [...] Here is how to take off the metal post that remains after removing the two plastic halves that cover it - when assembled, they make the vertical piece of the stand.
Summary: I bought this monitor somewhere about 2 years ago, and up until this point, I have been very satisfied with it. However, 2 months ago, I began to notice some ghosting, and it is progressively getting worse. dark horizontal lines extend about 2-3 inches to the right, and to the right of each letter I type, I can see a faint copy of the letter. Will need to replace this monitor soon, and won't likely go with Samsung again.
Summary: I am very satisfied with this monitor. The only thing I don't like about the piece I got is a bright spot in upper left side of the screen. I cannot do much about this because Samsung only replaces or repairs monitor if there are more than 5-10 bad or bright pixels.
Summary: I got this as part of my payment for a gig I did for one of my clients. I was just going to sell it when I was done with the job, but decided to keep it instead. I was a little annoyed that I couldn't get the stand off the thing so I could mount it on a desk mounted lcd arm, but after a call to the manufacture, it was cleared up. Apparently, all you have to do is just apply force and pul really hard to pull the small stem portion of the stand out.
Summary: My girlfriend and I bought 2 of these monitors with our new computer purchase back in May. Here we are 3 months later and I'm still L O V I N G them! I have 2 of them to run on dual display mode and can't stand looking at anything else. The colors are crisp, the viewing angle is just awesome, and I can't say enough great things about owning these displays. The only minor draw back is the stands that come with them.
Summary: I was looking for a second monitor to pair with my 24" Dell. I tried the newest model of Dell and was horrendously surprised by all the problems with a basic picture, mis-colors, bleeding, bad angle, etc.... Which led me to good reviews of the last model of this Samsung 20". All I can say is with the DVI input it's very close to the 24" Dell quality. Very clear, color is great out of the box, angles are good.
Summary: Offering a high resolution of 1680x1050 at 60hz this 20" flat screen TFT monitor offers a lot at a relatively inexpensive price. When comparing this monitor with others in the same price range it trumps others easily. Firstly, it offers support for DVI and HDMI interfaces, both offering much improved performance over VGA. Being a 'gamer' I needed a screen with a high resolution and fast response time, this TFT offers both.
Summary: When looking at monitors for high performance computing such as gaming and video editing, you cant get much better than this offering from samsung. I have two of these in a dual monitor setup at work and i was so impressed that i bought one for my home pc as well! It is not the biggest you can get, but 20" is more than enough and when it looks as beautiful as this you wont even notice. The contrast ratio is fantastic, making for bright and vibrant colours.
Pros: High spec, looks great, not too expensive
Cons: Not adjustable stand, awkward power button location