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    Reviews - Samsung SA950 27in 3D monitor review

    Gorgeous to look at, but is 3D all its cracked up to be?
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    Re: Reviews - Samsung SA950 27in 3D monitor review

    Interesting concept design wise. As an early adopter of 3D on a Samsung 2233 3D monitor using Nvidia software there were a number of problems I felt Samsung had not thought through. Although, set at 120Hz the 3D was good, one had too switch the monitor back to 60Hz to watch a 2D Blu-ray. I think Samsung may again not have thought through the compatability aspects properly since it is yet another stand alone variation on 3D presentation. Reminds me of the cartridge versus cassette battles of many years ago. Compatability of systems is the key factor to my mind and Samsung with, as we read in the review, a possibly less acceptable visual experience than the Nvidia product, are taking a commercial risk. After about a year of 3D experience I now have an excellent set up using a Acer GD245HQ screen coupled with a MSI Twin Frozr GPU and an MSI P678A-GD53 mobo. Great results and it does everything I want from 3D.

    I expect as usual others may slate the 3D idea and the 'headache' factor will come up again. I would simply say like all new technology impacting on your optical ability you have to start using it for short periods and build up slowly. I can watch it without a problem but I did take it easy at first.

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    Re: Reviews - Samsung SA950 27in 3D monitor review

    Quote Originally Posted by tigertop1 View Post
    Compatibility of systems is the key factor to my mind and Samsung with, as we read in the review, a possibly less acceptable visual experience than the Nvidia product, are taking a commercial risk. After about a year of 3D experience I now have an excellent set up using a Acer GD245HQ screen coupled with a MSI Twin Frozr GPU and an MSI P678A-GD53 mobo. Great results and it does everything I want from 3D.
    Surely compatibility as a whole is increased? You can now game 3D and watch 3D Blu-ray on Nvidia hardware, AMD hardware and PS3 hardware all through the same monitor. A possible lower visual experience on Nvidia systems is not going to bother people who run AMD GFX PC's and have a PS3 (myself). All of the 3D vision certified monitors are designed to get the most out of Nvidia systems but very few are compatible with the other two systems wanting to use 3D which is the way Nvidia probably wants it.

    The only stumbling block for me is the price I wont be paying £575 for a monitor No matter how good looking it is!. I would prefer 23 -24inch screen like this on my desk, at a price point of £200 - 280.

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    Re: Reviews - Samsung SA950 27in 3D monitor review

    £500+ for a TN panel is just absolutely crazy! Sure it's gorgeous to look at, but in use you're not thinking about the aesthetics of the stand or the thickness of the bezel - what matters is the image quality.

    Personally, for me to be at all tempted to pay that much for a TN panel the 3D features would have to be absolutley brilliant - and by the sounds of it they're a long, long way short of that. It's fine as a concept piece but as a retail product I think it's a fail.
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    Re: Reviews - Samsung SA950 27in 3D monitor review

    Plus it looks off balance!

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    Re: Reviews - Samsung SA950 27in 3D monitor review

    Only 1900*1080 until someone makes a 3D panel that displays @ 1900*1200 I wont be investing, so I'm out.

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    Re: Reviews - Samsung SA950 27in 3D monitor review

    Personally I think it looks hideous! O_o

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    Re: Reviews - Samsung SA950 27in 3D monitor review

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotoa View Post
    Personally I think it looks hideous! O_o
    Me too TBH.

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    Re: Reviews - Samsung SA950 27in 3D monitor review

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotoa View Post
    Personally I think it looks hideous! O_o
    Me also..

    We do need more screens like this to help bring 3D to the mainstream - there are so few out there at the moment and we're not likely to see any real strides into compatibility until there are more options out there.

    That said, this is a very expensive way to get into 3D. I made the jump myself today, for £420 all in (gross cost.before selling my old h/w). I replaced a Radeon CPU and Dell monitor with an Nvidia 560 Ti OC + the LG 3D bundle from Scan..and its really good, just about worth the money (and if i had already got an Nvidia card it would have only cost me £220). Not a chance it's worth over £500 though..not yet at least.

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    Re: Reviews - Samsung SA950 27in 3D monitor review

    Man, I've wanted one of these since I first saw it, the only thing that stopped me was the price for the moment, I only buy samsung screens so I went for the 27" SA550 great monitor but I still want this one, I may still get it anyway as thats just what I'm like lol

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