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Samsung SyncMaster 206BW
5.0 out of 10

Samsung SyncMaster 206BW

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Overall 10
10

Samsung 206BW

nljam23, Amazon
29 November 2015
  • Summary: I have owned this monitor for about 8 years now. I added a 24" Dell panel about a year ago but still use the Samsung as a second display. I love the 1680 x 1050 aspect ratio rather than the 16 x 9 which is more common. The backlight has held up well and I have no dead or stuck pixels.
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Overall 2
2.0

Another one bites the dust

SEN, Amazon
19 May 2014
  • Summary: I've had a Samsung 206BW which I've used lightly (on weekends mainly) for some time; just as my Samsung 226BW which died, this one is starting to exhibit the same problems: starts flickering when turned on, eventually stabilizes, but at some point it will completely die.
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Overall 10
10

Still going strong after 6 years

Timothy J., Newegg
11 August 2013
  • Summary: Great display for its time and still very usable even now. I see that many others haven't had as much luck as I have in terms of longevity, but I guess that's normal in the world of electronics.
  • Pros: Great size, resolution, color, and finish. Bought this in early 2007 and haven't had a single issue with it since.
  • Cons: Obviously the viewing angles aren't up to modern standards, but used as a single display for typical home use, viewing angle is not really much of a concern. However, you really have to be directly in front of it to avoid color shifting on the horizontal extremeties, so I'm looking forward to an ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Flashing off and on

David K., Newegg
4 April 2013
  • Summary: I really can't complain - the monitor lasted longer than most here... about 5 years. But, just like everyone else, it's been flashing on and off and I'm now looking for a replacement.
  • Pros: Good monitor
  • Cons: Flashing on and off seems to be an issue with this model
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Overall 10
10

5 Years Later...

Jeremy T., Newegg
15 December 2012
  • Pros: Samsung Makes some of the best screens and TV's I've ever seen. This monitor is five years old now, and still delivers the same high quality picture as the day I bought it!
  • Cons: Sadly, this model is discontinued. Nothing good lasts forever.
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Overall 6
6.0

Failed after 3 years.

Brendan M., Newegg
18 November 2011
  • Summary: I probably got my moneys worth over time, but a year or two more would have been expected.
  • Pros: Looked great, no dead pixels, fine for gaming, sturdy.
  • Cons: Died after 3 years. Similar to a few other posts I have seen on here, it turns on and off rapidly. I am on newegg right now to purchase a new monitor. The screen was also easily scratched, although I am not sure if this is a problem prone to just this type of LCD or all LCDs; either way it was a ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed on me after 3 years

Ankur K., Newegg
5 February 2011
  • Pros: Good monitor, clean, crisp.
  • Cons: Failed on me after 3 years. The monitor flickers on and off and never ceases to stop, it is not the graphics card because I unplugged the DVI cable and just turned on the monitor by itself and it continues to flicker on and off with nothing except the power plugged into it. I'm very unsatisfied w...
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Overall 4
4.0

Excessive Tearing

Anonymous, Newegg
11 April 2008
  • Summary: Not bad unless you bought it for gaming.
  • Pros: Lots of screen and nice colors/brightness.
  • Cons: Excessive tearing, not intended for 3d games.
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Overall 10
10

A+

Anonymous, Newegg
2 April 2008
  • Summary: Fix the cons mentioned and it's 100% perfect. But still A+++ and wouldn't recommend anything else. It won't dissapoint.
  • Pros: The picture quality of the monitor is excellent. Forget the specs, look at this monitor in person at a store and you will see how beautiful the picture is.
  • Cons: Base doesn't swivel, it's fixed in one position. Yes the blue led light blinks if the computer is off and monitor is on.
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Overall 10
10

It hasn't trained me yet

Anonymous, Newegg
18 March 2008
  • Summary: When I first got it, I plugged it into my Tosh laptop and used it in dual screen mode. Took right off. (Just playing; it's for the new desktop) On a regular install I would use their drivers. A lot of control in there.
  • Pros: Samsung, same as my HDTV (which replaced an LG iin three days). They make tubes for Sony so they do quality. Really bright!! I am running at brightness set around 7-10 in a bright room. 3000:1 contrast ratio? Who knows; there is no standard. This comes with all kind of set-me-ups and tweak-me's. ...
  • Cons: Plain old swivel stand. This monitor will internally rotate an image 90-deg either way. An option to buy the rotating stand would be nice.
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