Reviews and Problems with Samsung SyncMaster 940BX
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H. Alm, Amazon
23 August 2011
Summary: I bought this because it was highly recommended by Consumer Reports. Also, there were a number of positive reviews on Newegg and other places. Boy, was I excited. Once installed, though, I was no longer happy. It was much brighter than my SyncMaster and rendered type, which I stare at all day long, in a fragmented, less-than-smooth, ugly way. I don't know, maybe there's a way to fix the type. I tried everything I knew, but got basically the same results.
Summary: I ordered a 940BX but received a 940T. It is a close match but I wasn't notified of the difference before it was shipped to me. I have a four monitor stand so it is important to get matching monitors. The 940T was close so I kept it.
Summary: This is not one of the cheapest LCD of its size. But it worth the money. I chose it because it is brighter and smoother. It is easy to adjust the brightness, several pre-settings and a fine tune. Very easy to use. I used it as an extension to my laptop. I can rotate it when I read articles in pdf files.
Summary: We ordered a refurbished model. This monitor is okay but when placed next to our other Samsung SyncMaster 940BX, it appears to not be as bright. Having the brightness adjusted to 100% on both, this one is about 75% as bright as our other one. If buying brand new, this is a great monitor, no complaints.
Summary: I bought a factory-refurbished one of these based on excellent reviews in several places. I wanted it for photo editing on a limited budget. I especially wanted a 4:3 aspect screen because that's the best for most photos. This seemed to be just what I wanted. Now I've disconnected it and reinstalled my dependable 15 incher. Many times over the past few months, the monitor does what I can only describe as "flashing".
Summary: I got this monitor for a home-office setup, not for movie watching or the like. There are fewer and fewer 4:3 options in LCDs, and this monitor is ideal for a dual-setup (I am ordering the second one shortly after Christmas). After almost 2 months, the display has been flawless, with plenty of settings and zero dead pixels. I would recommend the monitor to anyone looking for a great dual-screen setup or just the 4:3 aspect w/DVI.
Summary: This monitor died after about a year and a half of moderate to light usage. This is quite disappointing. I have had monitors last up to 10 years. If not for this, I would have said the monitor was great.
Summary: My Samsung SyncMaster 940BX computer monitor is about 3 ½ years old. It was repaired twice under warranty and now it has failed for the third time. Unfortunately, the warranty expired in January and the cost to repair it is about $80, which doesn't seem worth it given the history of this monitor. For a cost of $240, I expected a high quality, reliable product, but instead it turned out to be low quality and unreliable.