Summary: I was the proud owner of a new model of the Samsung 305T. Lasted for about a year and then died. I have had 15+ replacements from Samsung over the few years I had this model. Sadly there was no real other option on the market that was as good as this monitor. Even the Dell or Apple 30" cinema could not touch the clarity of the Samsung 305T.
Summary: I've had two 30" monitors, a Dell 3007WFP and this Samsung SyncMaster 305T. Both have similar specifications, but I've found the 305T to be dramatically better. In particular, the color appears more uniform on the Samsung, the blacks are blacker, and the monitor runs cooler. The 305T runs significantly cooler than the Dell. After a few hours of use, I can warm my hands a few inches away from the Dell screen (it's not hot, just warm).
Summary: Great monitor have had mine for 2+ years with no problems you may get 1 or 2 dead pixels but not even noticeable since the monitor itself has so many of them and they are extremely microscopic. The only downside is this monitor being so large is it gives off quite a bit of heat... other than that if you want a large display this is the monitor to get.. EXTREMELY HAPPY.
Summary: the size and resolution are better than what is currently offered as of 01/11/11 the LCD monitor is brighter than the LED monitors currently offered. the savings to get an old monitor is staggering the risk is obvious but i got very lucky and found two great ones from this seller... this is when Ebay actually works well.. I saved around $3000 from my new video business budget and now can afford a better new video camera.
Summary: I absolutely love my Samsung 305Ts. I have owned my first unit for 2 years, and just recently purchased a second unit to move to a dual 30" displays setup. The flat panels perform wonderfully and I would not consider any other display. First you need to understand: - These are digital-only displays that have a single dual-link DVI input. - This is NOT a TV replacement or HD resolution display - it is much higher resolution.
Summary: I too got the green vertical lines and eventual greening after 9 months,.. so i went though the Samsung warranty steps, printed out the free UPS shipping label.. and sent it off to NJ from FL,. i packed it nicely and it was received 4 days later, they worked on it for 3 days ,then i got a noticed it was being returned... so after 10 days i got it back in a nice new Samsung box, still no missing pixels and in great shape, the 'repair parts list' included 2 items,..
Summary: Bought this for my new mac pro. I absolutely love it. Compared to the Apple 23" Cinema display I run as a second monitor the 305T is brighter and the text sharper. The colors are bright and pleasant. It also works flawlessly with my macbook pro.
Summary: A 30" monitor for under 800, shipped. Wow. I ordered this on Saturday, slapped on $4 for the Amazon Prime overnight service and was pleasantly surprised to have it show up on Monday. Worked perfectly right out of the box. Good thing the price has gone back up over $1000, or I'd be tempted to get another one.