I live a mile away from Office Depot and luckily they have these monitors there and a 14 day return policy on them. I'm really looking forward to buying one but not looking forward to all these panel shenanigans crap, I just want to buy one and be done with it.
14 days is plenty of time to decide if I want to keep one of the other panels and try to calibrate it correctly, if not, back it goes before the 14 days is over with.
What's the recent shipment of these things like now, still a good chance I will be playing the panel lottery game? I tried to talk to the guy there in the LCD section about the panel lottery business and he just looked at me like he had no idea what I was talking about.
Also, if they took the model number out of the service window is there any other way for me to tell without opening the box there at the store, or do they even allow this? I'd really like to just grab an S and be done with it. But they have these on the shelf as a display and not hooked up to a computer I can actually use, just to look at with some crappy red bubbly screensaver.
Hi, I just have a few questions about this item.
1) You say no dead pixels. Is this a guarantee? Could the item be returned if a dead pixel were to be found?
2) Is this a guaranteed S panel? I don't know what method you used to determine it, but according to the following webpage, even if it says S on the back it may still be the A panel.
3) Since it is refurbished, should I expect blemishes/scratches on the screen and/or bezel?
Thank you, I appreciate it.
Sorry i do not have a return policy
this monitor has a 60 days samsung warranty.
It doesn't do anything above 60Hz at native resolution of 1680 x 1050.
Hello guys.. This is my first post but really not the first time im here
I have recently purchesed the 226bw and im having some problems with it.
When i bought it, i connected it via the DVI cable to my 8800GT Evga card.
At first everything was working perfect for about a week. it was connected thorugh "Digital" ofc. then after about a week, when i turned on my pc, the screen was plain black and just didnt worked.
After a few hours of trying to figure out whats wrong i replaced the DVI cable with the normal cable (Forgot its name) and suddenly everything worked fine...
Currently its working on the "analog" connection, and not on the "Digital" unfortenatly.
Any idea whats the problem? is it the cable? the screen? settings?
And yes, i did tryed reinstalling all the drivers.
Thanks in advance for the responds.
I've read multiple reviews saying some people can run at 75Hz, however it has to be "forced", if this is true or not I am not sure.
However my questions are:
Is this possible?
Will forcing a refresh rate harm the monitor at all?
Is forcing/overriding the refresh rate only possible on some videocards?
I ask this because I had a 19" KDS on an ATI 9800 pro, I could force 1280x1024@85Hz, however once I upgraded my system with a 8800GT forcing 85Hz was not possible anymore, it would just throw the monitor out of range.
I just bought a 226BW not 30 seconds ago from newegg. Stupid me, I should have looked here first. At 116 pages, I sure didn't read much, but it seems like people are having problems with this monitor. All in all, is this a good monitor or not? I bought it for gaming...