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: 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: 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.
A lottery for 2 Monitor Setup, determine your Panel Type
Eric Blair, Amazon
27 August 2008
Summary: I urge people to read this review and post what versions of the 226BW they are receiving from Amazon... as well as anyone who has posted recently, please edit your review and post your panel version. I actually ordered 2 of these recently (Oct 15th) from Amazon, received them, but didn't figure out how to determine the Panel Type until after I sent one of them back, as it was defective.
Summary: First off I would like to say that there are 2 versions on this monitor. There is the "S" panel and the "A" panel. To be blunt, the S panel seems to be superior as it has less backlight bleeding. You can tell if your monitor is an S or A panel by popping up the back panel and looking at the sticker it should look like: Samsung 226BW [R] S or A. I bought this monitor as an upgrade from a 17" CRT by HP.
Summary: This monitor has a great appearance. The screen is bright and sharp, colors are vivid, and there are no flickering or dead pixels--even with an analog signal. I bought the monitor to use in the office with my four-year-old IBM T40 for general computer use--surfing the web, email, documents, and viewing pictures. I do not use it for gaming, movies, or printing photos.