"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.
"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
Cons: IT will die on you, and the text is very unfocused, do not buy. Tech suport sucks, would not even tell me how much a referbished one would cost me as a replacement because it was too late at night, even though I have 24/7 tech support. Tech support did