Summary: I am most relieved to write that this monitor is absolutely beautiful, and was strictly plug and play after I got the appropriate mini-DVI-DVI adapter. There were only a paltry two reviews by Mac people, when I was reading all of these to decide whether I should buy this monitor. The two said that they were pleased with it but didn't give any information about setting it up to 'go Mac', so I will describe this simple operation in a bit of detail.
Excellent screen - just as good as the newer 226BW but cheaper
R. Hofer, Amazon
24 May 2007
Summary: I purchased this screen upgrading from a Diamond Pro 2070SB CRT. And yes, this was my first LCD screen. LCDs have several advantages over CRTs; color fidelity is definitely not one of them, but the Samsung225BW does have pleasing, if not totally CRT-accurate, color. The screen does suffer minor back light bleeding as has been beaten to death by the reviews, but this supposed "problem" is very minor and totally undetectable under normal circumstances.
Summary: Having purchased my share of bad products, I have learned to go over several different review sources before making a purchase. After compiling rating, my number one choice was an Acer of the same size but I must confess that this Samsung looks so much nicer...(I like to check out products first hand before committing to the purchase.). I do not have any technical knowledge so I will not attempt to rate it this way.
Summary: I purchased a new Samsung 22" LCD monitor (model 225BW) on April 16, 2008. On July 13, 2008, my monitor failed and my first communication to Samsung about the problem was submitted through their web-based customer contact form. On July 20, 2008, I had received no response from Samsung and after searching their website, the easiest way to resolve this issue was to start a self-service in-warranty ticket.
Summary: I spent a few weeks doing research on 22" monitors and decided on the 225BW. I mainly looked at the Acer 22" and Samsung 226BW in comparison to the 225BW. In the store, the text clarity on the Acer didn't seem as sharp/clear to me as the 225BW. The price between the 225BW and the 226BW was relatively close.
great monitor, consider this instead of a 24 inch.
big traveler, Amazon
24 May 2007
Summary: I looked around for a while and was going to splurge for the dell 24" but then hit the brick and mortars for a look-see. The samsung 22 (225bw) seemed just right, and has a VERY nice screen. I didn't really need a 24", I thought in the end. I was using two 19" monitors but wanted the widescreen and more area for work (I write music for film and also for dance).
Summary: I bought this monitor at CompUSA. It's almost perfect, but I have three gripes about it: 1. The stand on my monitor isn't quite straight, making the monitor unlevel. That is, it's rotated slightly counter-clockwise. I couldn't see any way to adjust the stand or take it apart, so I just put some paper underneath the left side of the stand.... 2.
Summary: I just got this monitor during the Thanksgiving frenzy and purchased it on a whim (for 299$) without checking any reviews before. I have been using different Samsung 15" and 19" Monitors so far and always have been thrilled about their quality and image display. The first thing I noticed when Windows boots up, was same backlight bleeding on the top and bottom of the display frame, i.e. it was not totally black as it should be.
Summary: One of the crazes of 2006-2007 seems to be monitors, and many people seem to get specs-crazy. For good reason though - who wants to spend hundreds of dollars on a piece of bad hardware? I'll attempt to cover most of the major topics people are worried about. Panel Technology: Definitely a TN Panel. At the time of this review, most 22" panels are manufactured by Chimei, which I believe is a Taiwanese company.