Summary: I have had this monitor for several years and it works like a charm. The picture is perfect and the fact that the monitor can double as a TV is simply great. After using it almost every day I cannot say a single negative thing about it.
Excerpt: Ahhh, the television. My greatest friend, and my greatest foe when I have a paper due within 3 hours before class and I have yet to start. I purchased this television from costco for my room, and I used to have a small, cube-like LCD TV. It was definitely time to get a monitor that was less cubey and more flat and high definition. This television is definitely bright and the colors are crisp and clear.
Excerpt: I use this TV in my room mainly just for cable or to watch shows off my media player. I must say I love all the features of this TV! It has many different options when watching regular cable TV to get a better picture quality. It also supports many types of resolutions and aspect ratios, including the common 1080p (1920 x 1080). It has a ratio of 16 by 10, so unfortunately all shows watched have black bars whether it is 4 by 3 or 16 by 9.
Summary: I have had this HDTV/Monitor for about a year now and as i expected, Samsung delivered. I have my PC and Xbox360 connected to this and the picture quality is really great. Although default monitor brightness is way too high!!! I would recommend this to a daily user who wants some style as well with a HD display.
Summary: I gave this to my parents, and really want one for myself now. They have cable but I connected one my HDTV indoor antennas and BAM, we were watching all the digital HD channels provided in the area over the air waves for FREE. Toss out cable and get TV for free. Quit funding the cable or satellite services at $100 a month/$1200/yr.. Maybe you would visit your neighbors more often with airwave channels. Well, maybe not.
Summary: I have given this monitor/tv a good test over the past two weeks and I am very satisfied with the performance of the unit. Contrast, color , clarity, detail, adjustability and design are very good indeed. As mentioned in other reviews, there is a limited viewing angle for the display, but it is an artifact of the type of lcd's used, and that is a result of COST ISSUES. I think the criticisms, quite honestly, are a bit alarmist and exaggerated.
Summary: Highest acclaim... I bought this product to replace my old PC's antiquated 19" CRT (which had burnt out during a power outtage in a December snow storm). It is my first LCD widescreen format display. It has a smaller footprint than the original CRT and I have reclaimed a lot of useful desk space. I was stunned by the visual quality of the Samsung image. The colors are so vibrant - my eyes don't tire quickly anymore.