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Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22-inch LCD Monitor

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  • 22-inch widescreen monitor offers a 160-degree vertical and horizontal viewing angle
  • Samsung MagicColor and 16.7 million colors deliver a clearer, brighter image
  • 3000:1 contrast ratio and 0.282-millimeter pixel pitch produce crisp, easy-to-view images
  • Samsung MagicBright3 and MagicTune functions create an optimum viewing environment
  • Dual interface (analog/digital) design also includes D-Sub 15-pin and DVI-D connections
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 16.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 17 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000NBBWNU
  • Item model number: 226BW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,055 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

Product Description

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The Samsung 226BW 22-Inch Digital/Analog Widescreen LCD Monitor offers razor-sharp, widescreen image clarity and a host of innovative features. The image quality of the 22-inch widescreen offers wide viewing angles with bright colors for a very favorable viewing experience. With a wider viewing angle (160-degree vertical and horizontal viewing angle) Samsung makes sure you can see objects on your screen even when you're leaning over to grab a snack.

With 16.7 million colors bombarding your rods and cones, you'll be impressed with the clearer, brighter imagery that this wide spectrum monitor has to offer. Another impressive feature of the 206BW is the pixel pitch, or the distance between pixels. This specification is usually measured in millimeters, and the smaller the pitch the sharper the image. Samsung offers a remarkable 0.282-millimeter pixel pitch for outstanding image clarity. The most talked about spec associated with LCD monitors is the measure of the difference of brightness levels between the brightest white and the darkest dark--the contrast ratio. With a contrast ration of 3000:1, this monitor assures crisp, easy-to-view images. Lastly, Samsung has designed this monitor with MagicColor to improve hue and saturation of colors. This function also adjusts mid-level colors to shades that the human eye accepts as natural. By enhancing the contrast ratio with MagicColor, fresh images with exceptional clarity spring to life, even on a darker screen.

Connectivity is also important when choosing a monitor. The 226BW features an advanced dual interface that is capable of handling both analog video signals for present use, and digital video signals for the future. Whatever the signal sources are, this monitor will process those signals to give you an optimal viewing experience. In addition, this monitor features a standard D-Sub 15-pin connection and a fast DVI-D connection for your high-resolution demands.

Other features include compatibility with all major operating systems (including Microsoft Vista's Premium standards) and an ultra-fast 2ms response time that virtually eliminates the "blur" that is present in 25, 16, and 12ms monitors (this is especially good news for gamers). Plus, with Samsung you have Magic Technologies, such asMagicBright3 and MagicTune, right at your fingertips. MagicBright3 is a new feature that provides the best viewing environment depending on the contents of the image you are watching, and MagicTune is Samsung's OSD (On-Screen Display) solution that provides a simple, convenient adjustment to the best image quality.

Product Description

Imagine having elbow room on screen. Thats exactly what you get with the Samsung BW series of widescreen LCD monitors. Wide 16:10 aspect ratios let you multitask, with room for more than one application at a time. The extra room also makes working with graphics programs and multiple tool palletes easier. An ultra-fast 2 ms (G to G) response time is perfect for motion graphics editing. And exclusive MagicBright 3, MagicColor and MagicTune technologies give you complete control over outstanding color. All the color. All the room. With the Samsung BW series, its not hard to imagine.NOTE - THIS ITEM CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO MASSACHUSETTS

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Highly recommend these monitors.
Amazon's Best Customer
The colors are vivid, resolution is crisp, and the picture is very bright.
K. Pierce
Like I said earlier, I can only vouch for the S panel.
K. Chan

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134 of 137 people found the following review helpful By M. Thomas on March 22, 2007
I've just replaced my ViewSonic VX924 gaming LCD with the Samsung 226BW. Wow, what an amazing display! It's 1000x1 contrast ratio is stellar. Blacks are extremely black and there is virtually no backlight bleed. (Backlight bleed tends to make black or dark colors look gray and it's common with LCDs.) The colors are amazingly bright and vivid. In fact its default settings are almost too bright. Fortunately the 226BW comes preprogrammed with multiple screen modes such as Games, Internet, Movies, Sports, Custom, Default, etc. I prefer the Internet setting as the backlight is turned down to about 75% and it's a lot easier on my eyes in a darkly lit room. The default settings would work best if you are in a brightly lit room, or if you plan on using the display at a distance.

The screen has an amazingly fast response time. Samsung claims 2ms gray to gray. I have no way to verify this, but I haven't seen any motion blur when I play video games. Viewing angles are also superior with this screen. I can be quite a ways off center and colors are still vivid and crisp. My old display would look washed out and gray at almost any angle other than directly in front.

Keep in mind that this screen runs natively at 1650x1050. It's a rather high resolution for older video cards and if you have an old system then you may experience some stuttering. My 226BW is connected to an ATI Radeon X850XT video card with an AGP 8X interface. I can play Elder Scrolls: Oblivion with most settings maxed using the screen's native resolution and it looks and plays beautifully. Remember to install the monitor drivers. They are available for both Windows Vista and XP. You can either use the included CD, download them directly from Samsung, or use Windows Update.
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100 of 102 people found the following review helpful By K. Chan on March 25, 2007
First off I would like to say that there are 2 versions on this monitor. There is the "S" panel and the "A" panel. To be blunt, the S panel seems to be superior as it has less backlight bleeding. You can tell if your monitor is an S or A panel by popping up the back panel and looking at the sticker it should look like: Samsung 226BW [R] S or A.

I bought this monitor as an upgrade from a 17" CRT by HP. I also bought this monitor from another site as they were offering free shipping. I got an S panel with no dead pixels.

The monitor came pre-set with a very high brightness setting so I had to fiddle around with the color/brightness settings. Nothing too bad. The monitor is really great for the price. Colors are vivid and games look awesome on it and more importantly there were no signs of ghosting. (I played Quake 4, Oblivion and Titan Quest on it. They all look amazing).

Okay there are some downsides, the first being that the monitor I got had some top/bottom color issues. Colors on the top of the monitor look much darker then colors on the bottom. I've read that this is an ongoing problem in TN monitors, but I haven't found a solution to it. If you're a graphic artist you might not want this monitor. The problem with the color differences seems to be a viewing angle problem as I've tried moving the monitor up and down and tilting it forward and back and the colors seem to change, but top colors are still much darker than bottom. That leads me to my next point..

I had to buy a different stand for this monitor as the stock one just swiveled and tilted. I bought the neo-flex LCD stand and it's perfect for this monitor.

There are also some issues with backlight bleeding. Like I said earlier, I can only vouch for the S panel.
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118 of 122 people found the following review helpful By Eric Blair on October 28, 2007
I urge people to read this review and post what versions of the 226BW they are receiving from Amazon... as well as anyone who has posted recently, please edit your review and post your panel version.

I actually ordered 2 of these recently (Oct 15th) from Amazon, received them, but didn't figure out how to determine the Panel Type until after I sent one of them back, as it was defective. I then realized that the one I kept was / is an S Panel (version info : BAA 1002), and I think the one I sent back was too... Amazon has now sent me two more defective monitors (which in Amazon's defense seem to be the result of shipping damage via UPS), both of which were either A or C panels, I know from comparing their versions to the list you'll find below, but more importantly comparing them side by side with my S Panel. Panels other than the S panel are extremely more Blue. I'm now at a loss for what to do since side by side, the color is so drastically different between the S and A / C that without another S panel, using two of these together will be very annoying. This is absolutely ridiculous on Samsung's part... obviously Amazon has no way to tell which panel is which. I just can't believe that I am NOT able to buy two of the supposed same monitor and use them side by side, because their color is NOT the same at all. Shame on Samsung.

I'd recommended this monitor to anyone using a single monitor setup, because individually each panel is great and better with the right calibration. Although if you plan on purchasing 2, just hope that you receive two of the SAME panel, and that one panel is not defective so that you'll need a random replacement... technically I believe I DID receive two S Panels originally...
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