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Samsung SyncMaster 226BW

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Andreoid 15th March 2007, 11:00 Quote
i love its design :D
,.. the power button :D
SteveyG 15th March 2007, 11:13 Quote
Not a fan of the design - they need to get rid of the silver!!
Mother-Goose 15th March 2007, 11:13 Quote
I told a guy at work to get this for his home computer, he is seriously impressed.
LAGMonkey 15th March 2007, 11:23 Quote
so still no confirmation on if the pannel is a 8bit or 6bit then? Is there any tests that can be done for it or is it a case that you have to guess and leave it at that.

other than that nice looking monitor and im rather intreaged about this dynamic range malarkey.
whisperwolf 15th March 2007, 11:24 Quote
On the introduction page of your review you list connectivity as DVI-D, VGA, Component, S-Video inputs and then go on to say it only has DVI-D and VGA.
r4tch3t 15th March 2007, 11:48 Quote
Now the debate, is it worth the extra $150 NZ over the 20" BenQ. Probably. Will see when it comes to buying it.

EDIT: Just looked on TR and its the same review lol. But no comparison to the 20" BenQ, can you guys tell me how good the image quality is compared to each other? If the are the same, or close enough, then I will go for the Samsung.

EDIT2: (thats the BenQ FP202W by the way)
djDEATH 15th March 2007, 12:28 Quote
samsung monitors are the best, IMHO - i have a 940BW 19" widescreen - 4ms and similar specs to this one for everything else, it really is very nice - and also came out top in a recent TomsHardware 19" widescreen test.

This one kinda makes me wish i'd held on and bought the 1680x1050 22" though, my 7900GS is easily capable of running it. This is a pretty sexy monitor.
BioSniper 15th March 2007, 13:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by LAGMonkey

other than that nice looking monitor and im rather intreaged about this dynamic range malarkey.

Imo it's one of those features that's better left turned off. We have it on our Samsung TV and it was one of the first things to get switched off as games that consist of dark/light mixed scenes or even TV programs made it throw a wobbly and the increase/decrease and brightness was really visible.
LoveJoy 15th March 2007, 13:28 Quote
Uuuh thats my future screen :P after i have bought the 40" tv ;)
rupbert 15th March 2007, 14:17 Quote
It's reported that a not insignificant amount of these panels have blacklight bleed around the power button, did this review model have similar issues?
TMM 15th March 2007, 14:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by LAGMonkey
so still no confirmation on if the pannel is a 8bit or 6bit then? Is there any tests that can be done for it or is it a case that you have to guess and leave it at that.

other than that nice looking monitor and im rather intreaged about this dynamic range malarkey.
At 2ms it is most likely a 6bit panel with dithering to achieve the 16.7M colours.
ralph.pickering 15th March 2007, 14:56 Quote
I have to agree with the comment about the specs etched on the bezel. I hate those stickers on computers proclaiming all the specifications (particularly when it's not my computer and I can't screw it up and put it in the bin), but something permanently etched on my monitor would seriously bug me. But the accounts department at work want new monitors, and maybe it won't annoy me as much when it's in a different room :)
krimson 15th March 2007, 16:12 Quote
looks pretty sharp, that contrast setting seems pretty cool when you need it..
but it seems an awful lot for a monitor that doesnt have hdmi. i thought that for true hdcp compliance, it needed sound inputs too, but i definitely could be wrong.

for almost $100 USD less, the sceptre W22x-gamer 22" WS gives you hdcp, hdmi, sound (albeit crappy) and is a very sharp picture in my opinion. i use it every day and i have no complaints.
Tyinsar 15th March 2007, 16:25 Quote
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Connectivity
On the up-side, the DVI port is described as HDCP compatible, the only 22in we’ve seen that does...
Uhm, not true -> http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2007/01/08/dell_to_launch_budget_22in_widescreen_monitor/
xPaladin 15th March 2007, 16:27 Quote
Indeed, I bought a 204BW recently (20") to replace my 915T (19") and it blew me away. Picture quality in games is top notch. Compliments my single 7900GTX beautifully.

The intelligent coloring adds a lot of flavor to games, but as previous posters have stated, it is best left off when not gaming.
img 15th March 2007, 17:04 Quote
i got one of these couple of days ago. Very please with it just needs some tweaking to get it right
heir flick 15th March 2007, 17:20 Quote
i got the 225bw, looks the same but with shiny plastic & chrome buttons plus extra £100
perplekks45 15th March 2007, 17:57 Quote
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On the up-side, the DVI port is described as HDCP compatible, the only 22in we’ve seen that does...

Are you sure? I thought the Dell 22" does too.

E228WFP

Link to E228WFP datasheet
Neogumbercules 15th March 2007, 19:43 Quote
I'm looking at a 226BW right now. I don't know if its an A or an S panel, and quite frankly, I don't care. On my time at the Hardforum display section I realized that a large portion of the people there are display elitists. A lot of them will go so far as to call the 226BW a piece of trash and complete waste based on it being a TN panel! Regardless, this monitor looks amazing. It's 100x better than I expected and I bet if you put an A and a S side-by-side I couldn't tell the difference.
Veles 15th March 2007, 19:54 Quote
Seriously impressed there, it looks fantastic, apart from the fact the specs were etched in, what were they thinking?
cool_dude 15th March 2007, 20:52 Quote
Nice review,

Bittech shopping shows at £245 as the lowest price.. however Its appearing at £285 - think you'll need to change that!

When i saw it at £245 i was about to order! :(
atanum141 15th March 2007, 21:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by cool_dude
Nice review,

Bittech shopping shows at £245 as the lowest price.. however Its appearing at £285 - think you'll need to change that!

When i saw it at £245 i was about to order! :(
£260 inc del
Tyinsar 15th March 2007, 21:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by aon`aTv.gsus666
Are you sure? I thought the Dell 22" does too.

E228WFP

Link to E228WFP datasheet
Yep, & the link I provided (post # 15) shows that the people here at Bit have seen that (even if they haven't tested it yet)
cool_dude 15th March 2007, 21:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by atanum141
£260 inc del

comes out as £265... i was talking about changing the £245 (amazon link).
Woodstock 15th March 2007, 22:08 Quote
sounds like a winner to me :D glad to see theres no speakers or usb ports on it, every case has the usb ports and those speakers are just plan crap lol
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