"Wow...9 years since manufacture and still great."
4 March 2011
Pros: The picture isnt curvy and is very flat and it is very sharp on text. The quality of plastics seems to be durable. I bought this used in June 2007 for $10 from Goodwill but it was already 5 years old and probably had some heavy use and still good.
Cons: Refresh rates. The refresh I get at 1600x1200 is only 60hz. I can only get 75hz at 1400x1050, it would be nice if it was the 1600 res as well. If you want 85HZ or higher its up to 1024x768, pretty disappointing on a monitor this size.
Summary: First of all, the Samsung 955DF is HUGE...it's like a tank...and I think it weighs in at around 55 pounds. It takes up a lot of desk space, but it does the job. About the only downfall on performance I can find is the lack of contrast. The first thing I did was ramp up the contrast and down the brightness because when it came out of the box, the picture looked sunfaded.
Summary: Don't buy this monitor - after a couple of years of use, the graphics and text are so blurry it's impossible to read anything. Several attempts to ajust color, focus, etc. resulted in no improvement. Samsung support was of no help.
Summary: I received this monitor as a Christmas present in 2003. The product is still being used and I am quite happy with it. While it is generally still in good shape, there are a few things I've noticed since first use and more recently. The image quality hasn't deteriorated, but there are now wave like patterns ever present on the screen. These aren't highly noticeable, but if you look for them intentionally, they're hard to miss.
Summary: I've had this monitor for a little over a year now and it has performed well. The screen, though not the crispest, most beautiful picture available, is excellent for what I paid for it. The color accuracy is decent, with the adjustment controls being relatively straightforward. There are, however, a couple of problems that lowered the score of this monitor in my mind. Issue #1: The cable connecting the monitor to the CPU is way too short.
"Not the best 19-inch, but good enough for the average user..."
12 January 2005
Pros: The color is certainly a plus - its two toned silver/grey housing looks very sleek and stylish. The 955 DF also swivels effortly, and contains an excellent OSD that's easy to navigate. Display quality is superb; the colors produced on its Dynaflat tube
Cons: At its recommended resolution and refresh rate (1280 x 1024 @ 70 Hz), the image does have a tendancy to shimmer at the sides at times, but at least its not constant. You can choose to run it at a lower resolution (1024 x 768 @ 85 Hz), which is absolutely