Reviews and Problems with Samsung SyncMaster 226BW
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Excellent while it works...
Kurt Halva, Amazon
25 November 2011
Summary: After over 3 years of good use, and now past warranty, this monitor now has an annoying flicker that lasts about 5 minutes after startup. While it is flickering, it is unusable. This condition does go away, but every day when I start my computer, the flicker lasts a little longer. I will be looking to replace this monitor in the near term. The bottom line is that even knowing that this would happen, I probably would still have purchased this monitor...
Summary: After opening the box: made in Malaysia feb 2008 sticker with no version (s?)
Hidden menu:go to menu,contrast and brightness to zero,menu again,then hold source for 5 sec...It is a CMO version,the worst one as based on the 1000 reviews I read before on the net.
Plug the monitor on the vga port of my LG laptop (Geforce GO 7400 512Mb).
Picture looks great,not a single adjustment required.
Call of Duty 4,World in conflict...running perfectly on 16:10,clear images on action.
Summary: Love this monitor and I'm running 2 of them on my computer, which is a must IMO... makes everything so much easier to do. :) Great contrast, color, clarity and software that comes with it... unit is very solid and looks great. Can't beat it for the price.
Summary: I purchased this monitor and received one that was defective. There was a green stripe down the middle, and I could make it go away by hitting the top of the monitor with my hand - but it would come back after a few minutes. Interestingly, I just noticed that another customer posted a picture here of his monitor with the same problem. It looks like this is a repeating issue with the monitor. I called Samsung, and they sent me a refurbished one to replace my new one.
Summary: I swear, I have never seen so many myths and theories regarding one product like I have with this monitor. First let me say they aren't totally unfounded, however some are just wrong. First "some" of these monitors do have bleeding issues like the picture in this store points out, however it is hit or miss to a certain extent... First, let me start with the whole "S" "C" "A" panel thing.
Summary: My previous display was a 19" 4x3 format monitor (not widescreen). I wanted a wide format monitor for viewing movies and I liked having a sidebar on my screen (like the one in Vista or Google desktop). This monitor was very highly rated on several web sites. They basically said either get this monitor, or take your pick from the "also-rans". I figured "why $250 for a cheap 22-inch when I can pay $50 more and get a great 22-inch?". So that's what I did.
Summary: Definatelly the best one out there at this moment ! It took me a long time to swap my old CRT 19" for a LCD and I did the right move now. It feels like a movie theater for the size.. This is the 1st good option about it. You can easily open your email and another program side to side and be confortable with it !
Summary: First for those of you don't know I'll go over the panel issue; Samsung outsourced the screens to two other companies. One that begins with a C, and the other A. (Their full names don't matter). On the back panel of the moniter it will show after the model number an A, C, or S (S is Samsung). Rumor has it that A, and C, do lag behind in terms of screen quality of the S. Let me first say when I went to best buy on display they had two of these monitors, each were an S.
Summary: First off, I purchased this before I read about the "S" and "A" or "P" panels that are out. The new panels that are released are no longer carrying any letters on the back, and after searching around I could not find a way to get to the service screen to check who made the panel, it has been changed. I have read that Samsung stopped making the panels as of a couple of months ago, and are now all the inferior panels.