Reviews and Problems with Samsung SyncMaster 205BW
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Great monitor with one glaring issue
Joseph C. Antone, Amazon
7 February 2007
Summary: First off, the pros, This is a really cost-effective, clear, clean monitor with great colors and and good response time for all my games. Comes with vga and DVI inputs and is just a good, solid monitor all around.
Summary: This is a pretty good monitor and gave good service until the capacitors inside went bad. Manufactured in 2006, lasted until mid-2010. Good 4 years of service. Typically, with computer hardware mainly involving capacitors and/or moving parts, 3 years is usually given to the lifespan of the...
Summary: After a month of ownership, a few minor problems occurred. Once or twice the monitor's backlight would fail to fire up when the monitor was turned back on from a low power state in Windows XP and Vista.
Pros: Crisp display, great color, sleek design and minimal bevel clutter.
Cons: A combination of minor backlight bleed (not so prominent in the current hardware revision) and the 700:1 contrast ratio means that blacks are always, at best, "dark gray". Acceptable viewing angle, but colors shift within a very narrow viewing angle, so much so that solid blocks of a single color...
Pros: Very crisp display, lots of options for tweaking colors and display properties. The screen really does look good. No ghosting at all, high resolution nice for gaming.
Cons: I don't understand how the engineer that designed this stand has a job. The weight of the display is being held by a small piece of plastic. Over time that plastic becomes weak and eventually breaks, which makes the screen sag. After calling Samsung and faxing in reciept, they're replacing 1-2 mo...
Summary: I bought 2 of these monitors. I immediately noticed that one of them had a more neutral hinge position than the other. This didn't bother me, it was barely noticable at first. Somehow the condition got worse and worse until the problem monitor could no longer hold itself upright at all.
Summary: I wouldn't exactly say my situation is one worth just saying pass on this monitor, but if you're looking for a sub $xxx 20" wide screen this seems like a good choice. The Dell 2005fpw is still an awesome monitor if you can find it for the same price you need to bite on it, but otherwise go with this...
Pros: Adjustable stand is nice. The price was $xxx shipped which was nice. The monitor looks good though, not amazing like I had hoped but seems about the level of the Dell 2005fpw. Really REALLY bright. Amazingly bright actually. Great monitor for gaming, but for photoshop look elsewhere.
Cons: Came with a stuck pixel (which is fine. I can deal with one stuck pixel because chances are I can reactivate it by using a simple program that shoots different colors of light at that pixel.) So here we go. As soon as it came in I hooked up the moitor, installed the drivers, and the latest driver...