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    Thanks - Got one

    Thanks for the advice given on this thead.
    Called into PC World yesterday to buy the SM226BW and there was only the one on dieplay left. Checked the back to find it was an 'A' panel. I doulble checked doing the menue/source bit as listed above to find that is was an AU English spec.
    Tried for a little more discount (no box) but it was take it or leave it situation. £229.99 was a good price (on line price saves a fiver, but needed to check panel type) so I took it. Set up realy easy. Picture is great even running off my Radeon 9800xt (digital output)

    Set it up to the recommended 1680X1050 pix res, realy happy, great monitor.

    Just one question back Guys, would you connect with both analog and digital cables or just digital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter R View Post
    Just one question back Guys, would you connect with both analog and digital cables or just digital.

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    Under normal use you just use the one connection.

    Some monitors do support dual connections whereby you can connect 2 PCs to one monitor (in this case one analogue and one digital connection) and then switch between them with the source selector switch. However, I don't know if this particular monitor supports that feature or not as I've not tested it.

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    Set it up to the recommended 1680X1050 pix res, realy happy, great monitor.
    Peter,

    Does yours have a bluish tint to greys? I found the greys ahad a blue tint to them which I had to correct by adjusting the RGB values in the setup.

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    Hi Phil,
    Sorry for the delay, works been realy busy.
    Yes, a bit of a bluish tint. I've not had a chance to sync together my pentax, hp printer and monitor yet, hope to get that little job out the way this weekend. I also installed both Natural colour pro and majic tune to help with the task.

    The down side to this monitor is that it's such a pleasure to use I'm bringing work home. The setup back at the office can not compete with the one at home.

    Peter

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    Need help !!! Which one is the best ... A / S / C ?


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    S is the best, A is okay, C is to be avoided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    S is the best, A is okay, C is to be avoided.
    Any personal experience with that? Or you just jumping on that bandwagon???

    Just curious
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    It's been proven just look at the reviews. Not that you will be able to tell which panel it is anymore, afaik it isnt marked on the back or in the setup screen so its impossible to tell which panel your getting.

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    The price has gone up to £245... but OcUK have now gone up to £280, which would suggest that the trade price has increated too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRRuss View Post
    The price has gone up to £245... but OcUK have now gone up to £280, which would suggest that the trade price has increated too?
    or they know the hype this monitor has attracted, coupled with good sales = increase the price some more for joe bloggs to pay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood View Post
    It's been proven just look at the reviews.


    Ive seen them side by side, there is no diffrence. Too many people jump on the bandwagon, with no experience of seeing BOTH side by side in person. All everyone seems to do with this monitor is read a few reviews, and everyone jumps on the bandwagon of "omg A/S is best, avoid C" and whatever but there really is no difference.

    I bet the majority of people wouldnt know what panel is what, and if a C panel had a S/A panel sticker on the back you would be like "yeh thats good, its got S/A on the back". Trust me theres no diffrence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blood
    Not that you will be able to tell which panel it is anymore, afaik it isnt marked on the back or in the setup screen so its impossible to tell which panel your getting.
    Thats good then, I doubt anyone can pick out what monitor is what and no one will know the diffrence and this jumping on the bandwagon of a "omg what panel is it" can be stopped !
    Last edited by randomJ; 23-06-2007 at 08:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randomJ View Post
    Any personal experience with that? Or you just jumping on that bandwagon???

    Just curious
    A mixture of both.

    I've seen a C panel up and running and out of the box it was shocking. Everything had a blue tint and the blacklight bleeding was very noticeable. This improved by messing with the settings and the end results were good, but no better (if a little worse) than my LG L226WTQ.

    Numerous sources (we're talking 50+ here) tell me that the A and S panels are much better out of the box and proper calibration results in the best sub-£250 22" display you can currently buy - on top of that you get a HDMI port and a damn sexy monitor.
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 24-06-2007 at 04:52 PM.

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    I've just gone for the HP w2207 @ £229 from Comet - I saw it side by side with the Samsung, and the HP looks slightly better to me.

    Also, it has speakers, a USB Hub, and a fully adjustable stand...

    I would recommend going for the HP. No problems with 'panel lotteries' either.

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    There are even two types of C panels, one is manufactured by CMO and the other by some other company starting with a C, obviously, which is even worse than that of CMO. At least that's what behardware.com says

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    A mixture of both.

    I've seen a C panel up and running and out of the box it was shocking. Everything had a blue tint and the blacklight bleeding was very noticeable. This improved by messing with the settings and the end results were good, but no better (if a little worse) than my LG L226WTQ.

    Numerous sources (we're talking 50+ here) tell me that the A and S panels are much better out of the box and proper calibration results in the best sub-£250 22" display you can currently buy - on top of that you get a HDMI port and a damn sexy monitor.
    I got an "A" panel (from PC World when on offer) and mine most definitely had the bluish tint out of the box (very noticeable on greys, like toolbar backgrounds etc). After adjusting the RGB values it's absolutely stunning and I'd highly recommend it. Mine doesn't have any noticeable backlight bleeding that seems more common on the "C" panels.

    The difference to an "S" panel out of the box is undeniable, but after proper adjustment you couldn't tell them apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    I've seen a C panel up and running and out of the box it was shocking. Everything had a blue tint and the blacklight bleeding was very noticeable. This improved by messing with the settings and the end results were good, but no better (if a little worse) than my LG L226WTQ.
    I've thanked you because I've got the LG monitor and knowing that it's as good/slightly better than the C panel Samsung makes me feel better

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