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Samsung SyncMaster 205BW
4.8 out of 10

Samsung SyncMaster 205BW

Samsung 205BW 20“ LCD monitor is a simple display offering good Read more

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Timothy Dawson, Amazon
16 February 2015
Overall 10
10

What a fine Piece of equipment

KACY C., Newegg
23 August 2014
  • Summary: Wish it could go 75hz. Samsung is my go-to monitor of choice whenever I decide to update just because of how happy I am with this display. Hopefully they continue to make quality products.
  • Pros: Owned since 2004 or 2005 Flawless color and clarity Easy and very versatile menu settings Raises, tilts, rotates 90 degrees Very solid construction, I've moved 3 times and this display doesn't seem to care.
  • Cons: Had to buy and replace (2) 1000ma, 25v capacitors in 2014. Its an easy fix if you have soldering equipment, and was basically free. Also experiencing a thin blue line running from top to bottom.Probably my fault from when I took it all apart. All I have to do it bend the monitor and it goes away ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Done with Samsung products...

Sam Fisher "Person", Amazon
12 November 2010
  • Summary: I got this monitor back in 2007, and for a while I worked like a charm. But just as soon as the warranty was to expire, the hardware inside went bad, just like clockwork. I actually sent it in to repair past the date of the warranty's expiration.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Until it Crapped Out

Ava, Amazon
12 January 2009
  • Summary: One year and two months after purchasing this monitor, the screen failed. Samsumg is sending a "refurbished" replacement - I am terrified about what that might mean. What a shame - I like the monitor.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Service, shipped quickly

Rosalie Weatherhead "Rose W", Amazon
11 June 2008
  • Summary: I recieved this item at a great price and in good time. I recommend this vendor to everyone!
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor value

Brian, Amazon
26 September 2007
  • Summary: A stand that can't hold the weight of the screen (poor adjustment range even if it could), three stuck pixels, uneven brightness on a dark screen. Poor value at any price. I wouldn't buy a Samsung product again, despite their great looks.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worthless

D. Cornfeld, Amazon
15 September 2007
  • Summary: I am very computer literate and techno-savy, i.e. I know how to build a computer, install drivers, etc . . . Out of the box the monitor does not work. Who needs this kind of aggrivation.
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Overall 2
2.0

Get stand replaced

P. Echelbarger, Amazon
1 August 2007
  • Summary: I have the same problem with the stand and called Samsung customer support. They are sending me a replacement stand at no cost. How many are being sold with the old defective style stand? Is the replacement stand an improvement over the old one?
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Overall 8
8.0

205BW Economical Purchase

John B., Newegg
19 April 2007
  • Summary: Even though my monitor was defective, Samsung has an excellent warranty and service department. They replaced my monitor with a refurbished one in about 3 business days. If you need a big monitor and you are on a seriously low budget this monitor is a fair deal.
  • Pros: This monitor has good image quality and response time for its price range. I don't notice any 'trailing or ghosting' when I play games like NFS Most Wanted. I might notice a little 'ghosting' though when I play a game like FEAR. Also when the monitor shows black backgrounds on games it could be a...
  • Cons: My only real CON about the monitor is the stands on some of these monitors are defective. After you have the monitor for a couple months you will notice it starting to learn forward. I thought maybe I just had it adjusted wrong on my desk but when I went to adjust my monitor I could not adjust it...
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad, Bad Experience

Anonymous, Newegg
16 April 2007
  • Summary: It seems many others had good experiences with this monitor... I did not and I will not EVER buy another Samsung monitor. I'm going to stick with View Sonic
  • Pros: Big, Flat, Wide, Screen
  • Cons: Well other than the fact that I am on my THIRD one... 1st monitor: broken computer cable receptacle on monitor. 2nd monitor,(new) The hinge that conects the stand to the monitor broke, and I noticed ghosting after a few months 3rd monitor (refurbished): Three dead pixels and a lot of ghosting.
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