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    LG L246W

    Why in the world would they go to a TN panel. I HATE TN panel. I had the Samsung 226BW panel that was a TN panel and my LG246W blows it away in every regard. The viewing angles of TN panels are horrendous. Compare the color at the top with the color at the bottom and let me know how it...
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    hard time to choose. a monitor.

    I can't believe there are 115 pages of posts and 90% of them are whether you have a A or S or C or whatever panel you have. It doesn't matter. I've had both and saw very little difference. In fact, I had to send back my S panel because it was 'blotchy' and got an A panel in return. It was...
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    Vista Home Premium won't run Madden08

    Well that's all real cute but you same Vista haters were the ones saying how bad XP sucked when it came out too. Vista is fine. It isn't perfect but to put a 5 or 6 year old OS on a new machine is stupid. There are bound to be some compatibility problems so if you don't have a fix, how...
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    Vista Home Premium won't run Madden08

    Thanks but I have UAC off and am logging in as an admin. Do you happen to know the folder it might be trying to write to? I've heard this might be from the nvidia drivers too but it is frustrating not to be able to play online and no one seems to give a rats back side.
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    Vista Home Premium won't run Madden08

    Anyone ever find a fix for this? I'm having the same problem.
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    I think it is still very painfully obvious. I had the 226BW and I finally sold it and bought a 24" non-TN panel. The Samsung is a fine product but I just couldn't get used to the TN panels. As long as you know what you are getting, I think the Samsung is as good a product as any, but it...
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    Samsung - 2232GW vs 226BW (S panel)

    I completely agree. All the BS over the S vs A vs C panel stuff is way, way over blown. I owned both and A and an S and once you get the settings to where you like it, I doubt you'd ever notice the difference. But... Having said all of the above, I sold my 226BW. I just can not stand...
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    Help me choose a 22" for xmas

    I owned the 226BW. It's a fine product and I like Samsung stuff but I have to tell you, I was just never quite happy with it. Nothing against Samsung, but I just can not tolerate the viewing angle of the TN panels. It is just way too obvious even when sitting directly in front of the monitor...
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    Just Ordered My Westinghouse L2410NM!!

    Well, I hate to say it but I took the Westy back. It isn't a bad monitor and I wouldn't feel bad about recommending it, especially for the $379 price at BB but I did notice some input lag when playing Crysis. I took it back and bought an LG L246WPQ. I have to say that I think the LG is a...
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    Just Ordered My Westinghouse L2410NM!!

    I picked up this monitor last night. I also have a Samsung 22" 226BW. This monitor is much better in picture quality and a millions times better for viewing angle. There might be a slight input delay but I'm not even sure what that is... do you mean a brief delay before the mouse moves in a...
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    Xbox 360 Sound

    Ok, bear with a newbie. I'm considering buying an Xbox Elite. I've never had a console before. I'm more of a pc gamer. I have two questions.. I have a 22" Samsung 226BW monitor. No HDMI input but I understand I can get the adapter and run it into the DVI input. I also use this monitor...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    To the extent that this forum has made a big deal of it. No. It is waaaay overblown. I've had both and think the A might have looked better. If there is a difference it is very very subtle and 99% of the people will never notice it. The monitor must be calibrated though since the default...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    If you take this monitor out of the box and plug it in, yeah, it looks bad. It needs to be calibrated, either with your video card software or a hardware device like the spyder2. I've done it both ways. The Spyder does a great job but while the colors looked good I preferred to have the...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    What you are seeing with your Start button being brighter probably isn't bleed - it' the viewing angle. Move your head down so you are looking straight at the Start button, not looking down at it and I think you'll find the button is much better. While there, look at the top of the screen and...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    Ok, here is what I have found. I have both an A and an S panel. After reading all the crap about the two, I decided to test it for myself. I bought the first one from CC and got an A. I heard NewEgg was shipping S panels. I ordered one from NewEgg, it came today. It is a ........ S...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    As much as I hate to say it, we used to use UPS to ship our servers to other divisions across the U.S. We had to stop using them. Most of the time the boxes were terribly damaged and trying to make a claim on an item is a major PITA. It's too bad, but UPS sure does seem to have a big...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    It is not an AOC monitor, it is a AUO monitor. I have an A. I ordered another from NewEgg in hopes of getting an S so I can end this debate. I doubt there will be much difference after both are calibrated. If there is, I'll be sure to let know. I don't hold any bias either way. If the S is...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    Yeah, but look what is says on it - "Gateway". Yuck. And only a 1 years warranty compared to the 3 year on the Samsung.
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    Dell 2407WFP Rev A04 Spotted.

    How does this monitor handle gaming? Any ghosting? Is the response time fast enough. I have a Samsung 226BW and I'm a bit disappointed with the vertical viewing angle -colors are a washed out at the bottom of the screen, otherwise it's an awesome monitor. Do you see this on the 2407?
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    Klint, while agree the name calling was over the top, you show a bit of equal ignorance referencing The Ann Coulter award. You obviously don't have all the facts in that case. She didn't call him a name. At any rate. I think what you are going to find is that your S panel will still have...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    Well screw that. I'm canceling my order from Newegg. I can't risk that hassle.
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    According to Newegg... So does this mean if the monitor comes and has seven dead pixels, I can't return it?? Sure sounds like it to me.
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    I also have an A panel and see the banding. On my Dell 1900FP I see none. The Dell is about 5 years old, not as bright as the 226 but apparently a much better panel. But, that monitor was also almost $900. I think the S panels are going to show the same thing. I think the bigger issue is...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    http://www.hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1030736069&postcount=739
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    In an effort to make this the longest thread on the forum... (not really) The "big problem" that gathered all the attention on here was the S panel vs. the A panel and backlight bleed. I have the A panel and the backlight bleed is not bad. It's not bad at all. My opinion is there is a...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    I have an A panel and the more I use it the more I am convinced that way too much is being made of this S vs A thing. This monitor looks great. I did take some time adjusting the colors to get it to look good because like I said before, the default colors are crap. Add a $29 stand to get...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    It doesn't lock down. But like I said, for $29, it adds some pretty nice functionality to the monitor. Something that Samsung should have built in. This is one big thread alright - and growing. I'm pretty sure I'll keep this monitor. Like someone said in a previous post - if you had...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    I took a few pictures. The pictures are crap, I'll tell you that right out, but it just to get an idea of the stand. I like the stand and to add the up, down, tilt, swivel and spin to this monitor for $29. I'd say its worth is. This is with the stand all the way down. It almost touches the...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    Well after taking my chances with an A panel and expecting the worst as far as backlight leakage is concerned - I think the concern is a bit overdone. The backlight bleed on my A panel is not that bad. It's there but I find it hard to believe it will really be a problem unless you do a lot of...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    Ok, 4 hours later and here is my new opinion. I downloaded the latest video drivers. I have an ATI 9700 Pro card. Great card in its day but that was a few years ago. I used the Catalyst software to adjust the colors and gamma etc and things look a lot better. While I still have the...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    I just got my panel today. It was special order and the CC where I live said I could open the box and look at it to see if it was an A or S panel before I took it home. I opened it and ... it's an A panel. I wasn't going to take but a brief explanation of the A vs S situation, they agreed to...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    What about the concept of taking the display panel as someone suggested. I know the CC near me has an S panel as a display model. By the way, after I explained to them what is going on with the A and S panels, they said they would waive the return policy thing so I could look at the panel in...
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    Samsung 226BW 22": 3000:1 Contrast, 2ms response time

    So is it safe to say that the general consensus is that there is little question the A panel is inferior to the S panel? Is the A panel bad enough that it should be avoided? If so, what would you buy instead?
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