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The Official Samsung SM226BW Thread!

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

  1. Slogan

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 27, 2006

    Posts: 5,630

    bobsparkle, go for the Samsung.

    I bought two and they were both pretty good out of the box. :)
     
  2. fRostiE

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 6,200

    Location: UK

    i plugged and play, just changed the brightness and contrast and i was away, its not as bad as everyone makes out trust me.... i own one :/
     
  3. Tejstar

    Hitman

    Joined: May 30, 2007

    Posts: 750

    Location: London

    I agree. I have one of the panels with no identification. Initially after all that I'd read I was disappointed, but to be honest the monitor keeps impressing me day-to-day. I changed the ICC profile and turned the brightness down to 50% and Contrast to 65% and it seems perfect to me.

    Yes, it has some bleed but nothing I notice under normal use.
     
  4. F4LL3N W4RR10R

    Associate

    Joined: Mar 28, 2007

    Posts: 74

    Yeah I agree.... To see the bleed you have to turn everything down so the screen is black. I then tested it it on 4 games and i couldnt tell where the blee was, even on the very dark areas on Doom3 and Quake 4.

    This IS a very good monitor.
     
  5. Slogan

    Soldato

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    Posts: 5,630

    Well said.

    I love that the 'experts' on these things are people who don't own them. :p
     
  6. Black Dog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 26, 2002

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    Location: Reading, England


    Don't worry about it. I had my concerns due to the problems people have been having on this forum but I think it's down to a few isolated cases.

    No problems for me straight out of the box. Just played a little with contrast and brightness to get the desired setting as you would with any other monitor. I think the colour is spot on, no adjustments of profiles needed and that's how it should be if your buying a new monitor.

    Looks better each day I use it, I wasn't that keen on the overall design with the gloss finish but it's really growing on me now, the monitor is pure class. ;)
     
  7. bobsparkle

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    Ok thanks guys. Think i might go with the samsung then. I just didn't want to take the risk, of gettin a c panel as most people have said the quality isn't the best. Plus if im paying £270 ish to get it from OC i don't want to end up with a monitor that isn't up to the task. Still have a nagging in the back of my mind, but ill see how i feel over the wk end. Really need a new monitor as my old 19'' Tatung is goosed, and im using my mates old monitor.
     
  8. Slogan

    Soldato

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    No one knows what panel they're getting now anyway - and the C Panel for all anyone knows is more than capable of being up to the job.
     
  9. Bry

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 24, 2005

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    Hi guys, i have been very unhappy with the colours on ym samsung and downloaded profiles didn't quite work for me. So i puchrased a spyder2express calibrater and created my own.

    I have posted these profiles here:
    http://www.brywright.co.uk/misc/samsung226bw/
    If any1 would like to try them
     
  10. Trox

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Fife, Scotland

    lol at ocuks price for this screen now ?
     
  11. Darren1987

    Gangster

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    Location: Manchester

    Definately :) hence why im selling mine :p
     
  12. bobsparkle

    Associate

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    Yea why have oc put the price up for this screen?
     
  13. feriso

    Mobster

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    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Commercial Reasons - Supply & Demand - its what ocuk is and that's what keeps Gibbo in job, and thus keeps giving us good deals.
     
  14. 2Drunk2Funk

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: In my own little world

    Bry
    Am I right in looking at your profiles that you have only adjusted the brightness?
    Your link says all colours left at 50, the default.

    If so colour on mine is the washed out blue, they need adjusting on mine to reduce the blueness.

    I find greyscales show this up quite well, well, it did with my other monitor in dual mode.
     
  15. skunksta

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 1, 2007

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    Location: Wolverhampton

    £281.99 I LOVE ocuk but that price hmm.So glad i got mine to the door for £229 and change.But even they have put the price up to just over £250 to the door.So its not just Ocuk that have had the price change.

    Never thought i would say it but bless the purple shirted people.
     
  16. Bry

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 24, 2005

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    no each profile is calibrated for a specific brightness. the profile itself changes the colours internally but if you change the colours via the monitor they won't look as right.
     
  17. Guru

    Soldato

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    Last edited: Jun 26, 2007
  18. Guru

    Soldato

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    doubple postage.oops
     
  19. SteveOBHave

    Soldato

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    Location: Sydney Australia

    Sammy - £281 - LG £205 - not a hard decision from where I am sitting. The only thing the LG lacks is the shiny bezel.
     
  20. Black Dog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 26, 2002

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    Location: Reading, England

    I'm sure people can live without that. Same spec but lower price, makes sense to get the LG.

    If you have the money to burn then the Sammy for looks as well. ;)