Summary: The monitor worked for a couple of weeks and then all we got was a blank screen. We tried pushing all the buttons, but nothing happened. I contacted the seller who advised me to put in a claim with UPS. This doesn't make sense because UPS did not damage the monitor. Seller refused to do anything more about this, saying it was sold "as is".
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: Love the color and speed of the screen playing video's or games. Windows 7 automatically picked up the drivers and installed them as did Vista I had before. I guess all monitors are any color you want as long as they are black is my only complaint. I used the digital input with my Nvidia card 512mb and the colors were always right on. It does not have built in speakers, but my monitor it replaced did, and well external are best anyways.
Summary: Bought this monitor as a Christmas gift for myself because I was using a backup CRT monitor. Went for Samsung because they always make good products or at least most of the time. Monitor arrived within 7 days, the base was split into two because UPS didnt handle it with enough care but it was a no brainer fixing it. Overall the monitor has crisp imagine no errors till now so a good buy for the price.