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The Official Samsung SM226BW Thread!

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Gun9, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Gun9

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    samsung 226bw first reviews

    its out in the states this is from another site.


    Okay. Here are my findings with the Samsung 226BW. It's pretty remarkable. I just would have preferred to have additional input options (Component, HDMI, or S-Video). The stand doesn't have height adjustment either. Despite those small let downs, this is a well designed LCD monitor.

    Pixel 1:1 Mapping = Supported. Running any game at 1440x900 will center the resolution and give you black bars all around (top, bottom, left, right). I don't know if that is considered true 1:1 Pixel Mapping as I couldn't get the same results with any other resolution.

    Back-light Bleeding = Minimum. With the brightness set to 100, you can see faint bleeding at the bottom of the screen only. Setting the brightness to 60 proved to be the cure for that issue.

    Ghosting = Non-Existent. This LCD does the job in high fashion. Fast paced action is great and right on point. No blurriness, or ghosting is noticeable. You won't be disappointed.

    Image Quality = Awesome. Everything displays beautifully. Whether it be a high res photograph, 1680x1050 gaming, HD video, or surfing the web, the 226BW produces very crisp image quality.

    Color(s) = Colors are accurate & vibrant. Nothing seems to be over exposed at all. Tweaking the controls can prove to be very different however. For instance, customizing the Magic Color option between Custom, Demo, Full, or Intelligent can lead to some colors being to bright/colorful, which will require you to do unnecessary tweaking. I leave Magic Color set to Off, Color Tone set to Custom and just prefer to fine tune the brightness/contrast as the colors are already perfect.

    Overall Score: 9/10




    credit to original poster.


    also found this 9 page review,its translated by google.
    http://www.google.com/translate?u=h...174433__160.html&langpair=zh|en&hl=en&ie=UTF8

    http://product.pcpop.com/000037087/Picture.html 73 pics


    http://stream.pchome.net/2007/hardware/0125/226BW.swf a video!!

    me wants one
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2007
  2. Firegod

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    Man that looks the dogs! :cool:
     
  3. Spursboy

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    *Wipes drool from chin*
     
  4. JaseUK

    Wise Guy

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    That is Booooooooooootiful, I was gonna get another 225BW but will wait for this beauty.

    When they available in the UK
     
  5. Guru

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    from what i've heard 21st feb
     
  6. Lt Goody

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    Just what i needed to read :D where's the pre-order button. :rolleyes:
     
  7. weringo

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    What type of panel is it, does anyone know?
     
  8. Firegod

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    TN AFAIK.
     
  9. Guru

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    good viewing angles for a TN. Gotta be at that response time tho.
     
  10. Baddass

    Don

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    it doesnt feature hardware 1:1 pixel mapping (just to clear that up from those user comments) but does look an impressive screen :)
     
  11. JaseUK

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    Are OcUK gonna be stocking them

    Oh and how much we reckon on them being
     
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  12. JeffyB

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    Come on ocuk pull your fingers out this monitor is gonna sell like hotcakes :D
     
  13. Legend

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    How can a TN screen be that good?!? The mind boggles...

    :confused: :confused:
     
  14. joe pineapples

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    i dont think thats allowed Dean, but trust me, its not hard to find. I'm always trying to find bargains by being froogle with my choices :D
     
  15. Guru

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    /edited.

    OCUK are gonna lose a lot of custom by not stocking this beaut.
     
  16. Lt Goody

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    Yes they definately are m8 unless they say they are getting them in and when.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2007
  17. =LCD=

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  18. JeffyB

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    At this rate my moneys going elsewhere to buy this monitor come on ocuk any news?
     
  19. Bones

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    damn i just bought a Dell 2007FP which was more than these are quoted to be priced at (£260) mind you at least i got more inputs :rolleyes:
     
  20. Guru

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    Yeha they took too long...their loss

    Yipeeeeee!!!! Getting my one of these on the 14th of February :D :D

    Can't wait :)

    £226 :D
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2007