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Hardware Samsung 226BW

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 15 Mar 2007.

  1. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Seriously impressed there, it looks fantastic, apart from the fact the specs were etched in, what were they thinking?
     
  2. cool_dude

    cool_dude Minimodder

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    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! :(
     
  3. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    £260 inc del
     
  4. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    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)
     
  5. cool_dude

    cool_dude Minimodder

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    comes out as £265... i was talking about changing the £245 (amazon link).
     
  6. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    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
     
  7. Major

    Major Guest

    Only problem is that it isn't 1600x1200. But it sure is a damn good Monitor. As like all Samsungs are. :)
     
  8. Will

    Will Beware the judderman...

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    Nice review - damn tempted to get one of these!
     
  9. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Any chance Bindi or whoever is out at CeBit can poke Asus about their PG221 screen purlease?

    Esp. ETA.
     
  10. Hazardous

    Hazardous What's a Dremel?

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    It's a nice screen for sure Doug... but no HDMI port/HDCP support?
     
  11. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    That's why I want more details, it must have it somewhere!
     
  12. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

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    I'm now seriously tempted by this one however I really need to know one thing: What's it like for photo editing, is its colour representation actually any good?
    I have read the article and it really only covers gaming in all fairness. Perhaps its something to add to future reviews?
     
  13. Kurayamino

    Kurayamino As long as the Raven flies

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    Very nice I want one! Just checked out the samsung website,
    Specs
     
  14. rupbert

    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    This was just put in this months PC Pro A-List.
     
  15. WilHarris

    WilHarris Just another nobody Moderator

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    HDCP support over DVI, it says in the review :) No HDMI though.
     
  16. nb-

    nb- What's a Dremel?

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    Neoki Minimodder

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  18. Marki Meerkat

    Marki Meerkat What's a Dremel?

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    Can someone verify the above statement, please?

    Samsung Website Specs say 226BW is capable of 16.7M
    Samsung Australia Tech Support over the phone have confirmed (twice) it is 8bit; (they even asked a supervisor in charge of Monitor Support!)
    PCWorld (Aus) review states 8bit colour processing.


    Only a handful of people both here and on Whirlpool Forums insist it's just a TN panel with no hope of being 8bit.

    Can someone get this straight once and for all?!?!?!

    The SM226BW is approx Au$150 more expensive than Chimei 221D and Viewsonic VX2235wm and many other TN 2ms panels...

    ... is the 226BW simply more expensive, with no improvements to justify the price difference?!?

    Thanks.

    MM
     
  19. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Hey, welcome to the forums. :thumb:

    I'm 99.9% sure that the panel is a 6-bit TN. Virtually every 22" out there uses a TN panel.

    Tim
     
  20. Marki Meerkat

    Marki Meerkat What's a Dremel?

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    G'Day Tim and thank you for the welcome! I did barge in without proper intro, my bad... :eek:

    From DownUnder, 40, spare time system builder...

    I am really confused now... I was reading Ananadtech Forums LCD sticky thread...

    http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=31&threadid=2049206&enterthread=y

    And they list my current Viewsonic VP930b 19" LCD Professional Series (very expensive) monitor as a 6bit Hi-FRC,
    but I know for a fact the VP930b is a true 8bit... so I guess there is a bit of confusion outthere, maybe...?

    C U around!

    Cheers

    MM
     
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