"Mediocre At Best"on by Th3rdSun
Built in digital tuner
Cons Terrible colors
Summary Don't mean to insult the reviewer,but I really don't know what monitor he was looking at.This monitor sucks for pretty much any games with fast motion,plus the colors aren't quite right no matter how much you tinker with the settings.Small text is terrible and pretty much can't be corrected,as it shows up blurry.
I have an Acer X233h monitor and was looking to upgrade in size so that I could double my gaming monitor as a larger sized TV for the bedroom.To be quite honest,the only thing that the Samsung has over the Acer is size,a digital tuner,and a remote.
There is some noticeable ghosting in this monitor that there is absolutely no way that I could recommend anyone getting it for anything outside of basic PC use.Ghosting is most noticeable when watching darkly lit screen images while in a dark room.
I'm taking it back soon to get a monitor of the same size with better contrast ratio(Samsung has a 50000:1 but I've seen others of the same size with 100000:1)and a better response time(Samsung has 5ms).
I would've rated this monitor higher if the issue with ghosting wasn't there,even though the contrast and brightness aren't really up to snuff.Alas,I can't give this monitor over 2.5 stars
Pros None. Really, for a pc or laptop, absolutely none.
Cons 16:9 ratio for a pc or laptop means the 27" screen is a waste of aobut 6" all around. What's the point of a big screen if it you can't use it? Oh, and set up with my Toshiba laptop? Pain in the *ss. Get ready for a help-desk call!
Summary Might have been useful in to read in the initial review that widescreen and full screen modes doen't work with a PC or laptop.
"very bad moniter"on by eric4272
Pros none at all
Cons horrble color's .
in dvi you can not turn the backlite down.
backlite bleeding on the top and bottem.
Summary i am using a cable box in the hdmi and the color's are horrble plus when hooked in dvi you can not turn the backlite down at all worst monitor i ever owned plus backlite bleeding too.
Pros Very sharp monitor with good color and clear text.
Cons HDMI connection is the pits
Summary When I used an HDMI cable and tried to use the set as a computer monitor the text was just unacceptable. When I plugged this in via VGA cable the text became very sharp. I don't have a DVI cable but since HDMI is supposed to be identical to DVi but with sound, I am puzzled why some people reported better result using DVI instead of HDMI. My unsupported theory is that since the VGA output from my graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 5550) is an analog signal the digital to analog converter on myh card is superior to the D to A converter in the monitor.
I would appreciate any feedback about my theory. I am happy with the VGA connection. Can anyone say with authority that using a DVI cable would give superior results compared to my VGA connection?
Pros Over HDMI, seems to display 1080/24p properly...but I wish an EXPERT would address that in a review. For the price, cheaper than ordinary TV's. The OSD is easy to navigate. It can easily be used as a bedroom TV/monitor because of dual functionality.
Cons The screen does not seem to be uniform; light appears brighter at the lower middle edge of the screen.
Summary I think this is an excellent product, especially in the small world of specially designed TV/monitor hybrids. As most people know, you can virtually use any TV as a monitor. But, when a product is designed for s specific task, it usually does a better job, as does this one. I am no expert; I have heard that most 60hz displays cannnot properly handle 1080/24p, but it seems as if this one does. If you compare this to regular TV's I believe that this is a better deal than most, for most 27 inchers cost over 400. The abilty to connect cable or an antenna to the set is such a sweet move that the only one HDMI connnection can almost be overlooked. Overall, I think this is an excellent product.