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Samsung SyncMaster 205BW
4.7 out of 10

Samsung SyncMaster 205BW

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

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung SyncMaster 205BW

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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

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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Overall 4
4.0

Initial joy goes sour

Stephen H., Newegg
12 April 2007
  • Summary: I thought Samsung knew how to make a quality screen. Seems to me that they always did. However after searching through the (letter a)mazon I've found that I am not alone with this issue. I wish Samsung would address this issue.
  • Pros: Gorgeous 1680x1050 screen, with full HDCP support. No dead pixels is a huge bonus.
  • Cons: After a few months the tensor spring that tilts the screen up and down has gone bad and the screen sits at about a 60 degree angle to the ground. I've been resolved to put the screen on top of a big stack of books, where the angle has gotten worse and worse. I cannot even bend it up, it's complet...
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Overall 4
4.0

Enjoy your stay in repair/refurbishment hell!

Mark Stevens, Amazon
11 January 2007
  • Summary: This is a pretty decent monitor, until it develops a fault and you're sucked into the black hole that is Samsung's repair/refurbishment hell. Samsung have a generous three year warranty, during which time your faulty monitor will be replaced free of charge.
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Overall 4
4.0

Excellent monitor, rubbish stand

Ierotheos Koufis, Amazon
11 January 2007
  • Summary: I have this monitor for a year and I have to support it with a piece of wood. The stand is worse that a plastic toy. Sometimes I wonder, do they care for their product or they just market it and if people buy it, good, if not they move to the next.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Until it Crapped Out

Ava, Amazon
11 January 2007
  • 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 4
4.0

Defective Stand/Support Hinge

Kevin Chan, Amazon
11 January 2007
  • Summary: To echo the comments made by the last couple reviewers. The LCD Monitor started to tilt way from the stand and within the last week, decided to give way and has peeled away from it's support hinge on the stand.
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Overall 4
4.0

Stand has a major defect

Zaven, Amazon
11 January 2007
  • Summary: I bought this monitor six months ago. Upon setting it up initially, I was slightly peeved at the fact that the screen could never quite be adjusted to a 90-degree angle with the desk. At best, it tilted slightly downward.
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Overall 4
4.0

Broken Hinge

David T., Newegg
2 November 2006
  • Summary: Looks like cheap metal was used to construct the hinge. I would have expected better quality from Samsung.
  • Pros: No dead pixels, screen is bright and colorful. Definately an upgrade to my CRT.
  • Cons: Broken stand/hinge after 2 months. The metal hinge wasn't able to support the weight of the monitor and gradually bent down. Now screen permanantly tilts down and there is no way to tilt it back up.
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Overall 4
4.0

Tolles Gerät zum Zocken, weniger gut zum Arbeiten

madlOOm, Amazon
24 July 2007
  • Summary: Diese Rezension gilt nur professionelle Anwendung! - Nachdem ich mich tagtäglich drüber ärgere, muss ich's mal hier loswerden, damit anderen diese Erfahrung erspart bleibt: Zum grafischen Arbeiten sind diese Monitore absolut ungeeignet.
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