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    PC World - Samsung SM226BW

    Anyone bought a Samsung SM226BW from PC World?
    If so what panel type was it ?

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    Ive heard they are "C" panels - apparently the worst of the three (A/S/C).

    However dont know if thats a rumour or not, going to head in my local PCW soon to check! If anyone checks before can you let us know!!
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    C panel bah, i hope not.
    I might be going tonight to check,if not tonight it'll be tomorrow.

    I just hope they will check, only way to know is on the back of the panel itself i heard?

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    I was tempted when I saw this offer yesterday, though with the 4 different panels that are used in it, I've kind of lost interest in the 226BW. Too much of a lottery.

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    Not sure where you got 'C' from? Everyone that has checked so far are reporting 'A' panels. I'll let you know when mine gets delivered next week!

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    Yea there is 3 panels for this screen
    A is the average one
    C is the worse one of the lot(so i here)

    S is the one everyone wants
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    I'm off to collect one from PC World now. I'll let you know what panel I get and how it looks.

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    I was just at PC world there, i didnt see the sticker above on the back of the screen, unless its under the panel at the back ?
    Guy in PC world wasnt very forth coming to check for me, infact he was absolutly useless.

    Going to pop to the other PC world thats near me soon.

    Any info on that panel you picked up mate ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trox View Post
    I was just at PC world there, i didnt see the sticker above on the back of the screen, unless its under the panel at the back ?
    Guy in PC world wasnt very forth coming to check for me, infact he was absolutly useless.

    Going to pop to the other PC world thats near me soon.

    Any info on that panel you picked up mate ?
    small flexible shroud at the back, just gently pull it off, one i checked yesterday as an "A"

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    Guessing its the long part at the bottom thats been removed on this screen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trox View Post


    Guessing its the long part at the bottom thats been removed on this screen?
    yup

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    Just got mine home - the sticker on the back says "A".

    Gonna hook it up now and see what it's like

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    Is there really that much difference??

    Having said that, I've got an s panel and it looks fine to me. But not a million times better than the generic hanns g 19" I used to have. Just happy about the lack of dead pixels.

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    The stock by me is selling out very quickly - the largest store got some in yesterday evening, and they're all gone again already!!

    I have a 20.1" Viewsonic VP201S (1600x1200) - should I look at getting this, or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreaming View Post
    Is there really that much difference??

    Having said that, I've got an s panel and it looks fine to me. But not a million times better than the generic hanns g 19" I used to have. Just happy about the lack of dead pixels.
    A friend of mine in the states has both A and S panels, and said side by side it's possible to distinguish between them if you know what you're looking for, but he also said that he doubted you'd know which was which without direct side by side comparison.

    Anyway - mine looks awesome and initially I'm very happy with it.

    BTW, it comes with both DVI and analogue cables, and power leads.

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    Went into PC world and the one on display was an A, he wouldnt open a box up for me to check another panel so i walked out.

    I dont want to part with my cash until i get an S panel.
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