Great Television, terrible monitor. Your eyes will strangle you for it!
Amazon Customer "Anubis", Amazon
5 July 2014
Summary: Great Quality "TELEVISION SCREEN." Terrible For the Eyes MONITOR. Do not get this to Code all night. or do Design or 3D Arts 24/7... you will shoot your eyes to stop the pain! I have the brightness turned down to a comfortable level to the eyes based on the environment lighting, and my eyes are still bleeding for mercy. I never had issues with staying up all night gaming or coding, or art work, before this monitor.
Summary: This is my Third Samsung TV, 55, 60, both smart tv’s which I love and now the 27 which i keep in my home office. I have ATT Uverse but found that the viewing is not so good using anything other than an HDMI cable. Other than that how can you go wrong with the best picture and name recognition around. I used to be a Sony fan but not anymore. Enjoy.
Summary: Great refurbished monitor. I had mild reservations about the 'refurbished' aspect of the purchase. Everything is fine. Well packaged for shipping. The only thing is it would be nice to have had the Instruction Manual included. However, I'm sure it's but a google search away. I need to sit with my feet elevated when using my computer for any length of time, and, of necessity this puts my monitor a fair distance off ( ≈2m, ≈6').
Summary: Replaced a pair of 19" Samsung flat panels in a small recording studio. I have Samsung TV's and Monitors everywhere. In my home, workplace, and family members homes. Never have any problems with them and their warranty is about the best out there. Nice text and graphics, after a little menu tinkering. Big improvement over the screen real estate for my mixing environment.
Samsung SA350 27" Monitor good or bad...not sure yet
E. Walter, Amazon
9 January 2012
Summary: OK, I admit it, I am a dinosaur. As such I need a LARGE monitor. I got 3 of these at Costco. I am a month away from the deadline to return them. Here are the issues I see that are the upside. It's a 1080P monitor...if it's good enough fo me on my 60" LCD, it's good enough for a 27". It's BIG...that's good. No issues with the resolution. Now for the downside. I am a MAC PERSON...and use these on a MAC PRO 8 core machine with a decent video card.
Summary: I purchased one of these through Costco just over a year ago. It died in August 2012 - no video out and most settings menu items were unreachable via those lovely (crappy) touch controls. So why am I giving it four stars? Because I want to acknowledge the excellent customer support I received from Costco and Samsung. One phone call. Free shipping for repair. Back in less than two weeks. The BIOS (firmware) chip was bad. It's back and working as expected.
Summary: I research everything before I purchase it. It was no different when it was time to upgrade my old 17" LCD monitor. I read the reviews on CNET, Tom's Hardware, and other techie sites. Samsung seems to be one that most people include in their comparisons. For me, it came down to Samsung, Viewsonic and Dell. Unfortunately, I missed out on the Black Friday deals but I think the price I paid on Amazon was pretty good.
Summary: I almost returned this monitor and I very seldom return products. The image was not good at all. Text VERY difficult to read. I noticed a review on a different site that mentioned ATI graphic cards will automatically "scale" the image 15%. I did not even have an option to change this setting in my display settings. This is because I did not install the full catalyst package from ATI due to all the program bloat.