Reviews and Problems with Samsung SyncMaster 2693HM
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Best monitor at any price
6 August 2012
Summary: I already had two of these excellent monitors, and one blew a fuse. I took it apart and replaced the fuse and have had no more problems with it. At the time it was several years old with many thousands of hours of use, so it's not a reliability issue. It has worked just fine ever since. But in trying to find a suitable replacement, I could find nothing even close to the price range that was half the monitor of the Samsung 2693HM.
Summary: Excellent purchase on eBay! I purchased this product to serve as backup for a unit I already own (and love). Side-by-side this is exactly like mine but brighter (which means that two years of use of my "old" one has dimmed the brightness a bit). Very satisfied.
Summary: I have tried all types of monitors but this time, I wanted a very large display with popping images and colors, great text for long viewing sessions and I also wanted something that would look good on my desk. I was also hoping to find a display that had swivel and pivot features. This Samsung 26" monitor (if you can find it) is fantastic and fits all of my requirements mentioned.
Summary: New Edit: After using this monitor well over a year, I must say, at this point I don't want anything else. The complaint someone made about it graying at the top may have something to do with the visor on his head. J/K. Yes, there is very minimal change when tilting the monitor up and down. But once it's set, I love it. It displays Blu-ray quite well with HDMI cable and I do plenty of PS image modification with it.
Summary: I absolutely love this monitor! I did read a review previously posted that the color was a little bright(which is true). I purchased this monitor last year at Best Buy for about $320... Looking at the prices, I should have purchased 2!!!
THE PENULTIMATE COMPUTER/MULTI-PURPOSE "BIG" MONITOR
4 March 2009
Summary: I PURCHASED THIS 2693"SAMMY" TO REPLACE MY 216BW. THE HIGH-GLOSS PIANO BLACK BEZEL IS ADMIRABLE; FURTHERMORE THE CHROME ACCENT IS HANSOME AS WELL. THIS HAS HD FULL 1080p RESOLUTION, A PLETHORA OF VEIWABLE REAL ESTATE AND "MAGIC" AUTO- ADJUSTMENT FOR EVERTHING, IT EVEN INCLUDES "MAGIC" ON/OFF. THE H.A.S.(HEIGHTH ADJUSTABLE STAND) IS ALMOST MAGIC CONSIDERING IT'S WEIGHT. TECHNICALLY: THREE INPUTS ARE HDMI, DVI-D & D-Sub.
Summary: I wanted to replace my 22" (1620 wide native resolution) monitor with a larger monitor (1920 wide) to get more stuff on the screen. I am a software developer and need to have multiple applications open on the screen. I often am working with at least 2 windows side by side, so the more space on the screen the better. However, I don't have enough desk space for dual monitors. I also wanted to keep the tilt, pivot, and height adjustment features of my current monitor.
Summary: I have to say this monitor is very pleasing after using it about 5 days for a few hours each day. The screen has a pleasing amount of matte texture, not too glossy so as to add glare, but not to matte so as to muddy up the video. The height adjustable, tilt, and swiveling base is very nice, but since I don't usually (almost never) rotate the monitor to vertical I will rarely notice the nice base after setting it up. The worst feature is the touch-sensitive controls.
Summary: Bought this monitor after reading several reviews at different websites. Here's my take: -People that make a big deal about the dim monitor touch controls on the lower right of the bezel are blowing things WAY out of proportion. I mean, how often do you need to adjust your monitor anyways? Sure they're a bit hard to see, but I'd rather have them that way than glaring out. Subtle makes sense here.