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Great Monitor... very easy to setup and use, with one exception.,
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This review is from: Samsung SyncMaster 2253BW 22-inch LCD Monitor (Electronics)
First of all, great customer service from amazon.com. Ordered the unit on June 4, received it on June 6!
Pros: Easy setup and hookup. Be sure to use the DVI-I cable hookups. That's because digital input is so much better than analog. Plus, you don't mess with the buttons on the bottom right corner, except for the ON/OFF button on the far right. All your settings are configured through the video card's software interface. Download the newest driver from the Samsung website, install, and you ready to go.
Cons: DO NOT INSTALL MagicColor! It's a waste of time and conflicts with Nvidia Control Panel which causes computer lockup in some instances. (At least it did with me.) You have virtually the same settings in the Nvidia Control Panel interface. plus the panel seems a little more intuitive.
The previous reviewer did an analog setup, when every video card on the market today comes with a DVI output jack, plus just about every LCD monitor has an input jack. It just doesn't make any sense to go analog. Plus Samsung includes both cables! DVI is the only way to Fly!
Additonal Notes: Nice finsh with the piano glossy black color. The base is somewhat adjustable, but a little wobbly. I ordered the Ergotron Neo-Flex LCD desk stand to go with this monitor's VESA mount. A lot more adjustabiliity including height, much heavier weight, and it is able to rotate the entire monitor for text work.
All in all, a good spend of my money and the free shipping is always a bonus. I chose Amazon over Newegg also, since I would get free shipping on all the products I bought.
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Initial post: Jan 13, 2009 11:13:34 PM PST
A. C. Johnson says:
Many people use external monitors with laptops. A very large portion of laptops in the market only provide an analog output jack, so the number of people who will be using this monitor with the analog is perhaps larger than you realize.
Posted on Feb 7, 2009 10:54:03 PM PST
Tom Generic Dude says:
This guy is a moron. VGA or, yes, analog supports resolutions so incredibly sharp i.e. high resolution quadruple that which can be displayed on even the best LCD monitors.
DVI makes it so software can control your monitor settings instead of just pressing the buttons on your monitor. Big deal dude.
Posted on Nov 9, 2009 6:39:14 AM PST
Thank you very much for your advice regarding MagicColor. I have used NVidia's control panel to resolve a number of application-related troubles, and I don't want its effectiveness compromised. For example, WinDVD had too much brightness, but it wouldn't let me make an adjustment. I had to use NVidia's control panel. While playing Heroes of Might and Magic IV on my big AVADirect laptop with its native 1920x1200 resolution, I got distorted pictures and framerate slowdowns. These troubles were obliterated after I went into NVidia's control panel and enabled "Use NVIDIA scaling with fixed-aspect ratio."
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