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    Default 22" monitor - samsung 215tw or 226bw

    hi
    I'm a fairly average computer user. My main uses are basic office work, internet, watching movies and modifying scanned artwork (paintings and drawings). i don't play any games and probably never will.

    Between the 215tw and the 226bw which is superior for watching movies? From what I understand the 215tw panel is a PVA and should therefore have better viewing angles, specifically the vertical angle

    is this correct? Will this make a big difference in terms of watching movies? Or is it a minor difference and something I should not be concerned about?

    Are there any other major differences I should be aware of considering my usage needs?

    much appreciate any advice. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by monitorseeker View Post
    hi
    I'm a fairly average computer user. My main uses are basic office work, internet, watching movies and modifying scanned artwork (paintings and drawings). i don't play any games and probably never will.

    Between the 215tw and the 226bw which is superior for watching movies? From what I understand the 215tw panel is a PVA and should therefore have better viewing angles, specifically the vertical angle

    is this correct? Will this make a big difference in terms of watching movies? Or is it a minor difference and something I should not be concerned about?

    Are there any other major differences I should be aware of considering my usage needs?

    much appreciate any advice. thanks

    The samsung 226BW is a better quality monitor compared to the 215TW however in my opinion the HP W2207H( http://computershopper.com/shoptalk/...w_24inch_w2408 ) looks even better than the 226bw
    as it comes with HDMi input option as well as DVI

    read the the whole forum ,,, i was deliberating about whether to get the samsung 226bw or hp w2207h, hp looks amazing, however the the samsung is still very good.

    22inch widescreen vs. Two 19inch monitors ???
    :cool: cali es cali :cool:

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    im running the samsung. i bought when it was $430 :$

    Awesome monitor. nice color, and ive noticed that colors are solid over large aareas (ive seen some larger monitors that had inconsistancies in colors)

    my only problem with it is... its only 60hz



    BUT anyway they are both excelent choices i like the look of the samsung better tho

    k thers my 2 cent in favor of the samsung <3

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    monitorseeker, I just tried to compare your monitors at TestFreaks.
    Ok here are the results:

    Samsung SyncMaster 226BW
    Score: 7.9 out of 10 based on reviews from 109 sources in 24 countries

    Samsung SyncMaster 215TW
    Score: 9.1 out of 10 based on reviews from 50 sources in 18 countries

    So as you can see yourself the best rating has second one. Anyway it's up to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harman View Post
    monitorseeker, I just tried to compare your monitors at TestFreaks.
    Ok here are the results:

    Samsung SyncMaster 226BW
    Score: 7.9 out of 10 based on reviews from 109 sources in 24 countries

    Samsung SyncMaster 215TW
    Score: 9.1 out of 10 based on reviews from 50 sources in 18 countries

    So as you can see yourself the best rating has second one. Anyway it's up to you
    I wont try and argue with that however I didnt buy either I chose the HP W2207h which I definetly think is the better than either of the samsung monitors

    http://www.testfreaks.co.uk/monitors...panel-monitor/
    SCORE 9.4 out of 10 based on reviews from 16 sources from 6 countries
    Last edited by salmonsteve; 24-04-2008 at 05:15.
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    Samsung is a good product and price but I had a bad luck with the
    Samsung 24" monitor one.

    I always been a Viewsonic user and one day I decided to upgrade the monitor to 24" size. So I purchased the Samsung 24" model while it was on special. It was great but I couldn't get the color right, it was so different from my 20" Viewsonic. I took it back and got the 24" Viewsonic. Viewsonic were much more money but I got the opened box one to save some money. I'm been a happy man since then.

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    should read our guide to monitor technology: http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=641

    that should explain the difference between the cheaper to expensive models. personally i truly appreciate a pva based monitor and my old Dell 2407 was exceptional.

    i won't be looking to buy a new one until backlit led pva panels, and 100hz operation come to market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jameson View Post
    i won't be looking to buy a new one until backlit led pva panels, and 100hz operation come to market.
    Eventually but not now, it will cost too much for consumers. Cool feautures though.

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    100hz operation has been talked about for some time now, i think we'll either hear about it in new panels, or models will be luanched by the end of the year. As for LED backlight, they are already showing up on decent laptops so again, by the end of the year i hope to be hearing of 24" screens using this being announced. fingers crossed

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