Newegg link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824001094
Cons: This monitor sends bogus EDID information. It reports it has a resolution of 1280x1024, which it doesn't. This caused me a LOT problems. I had to write my own EDID file to get it to work with the nvidia binary driver for X11. On Windows, it works (after some tinkering), but because the EDID is wrong, the scaling is wrong for games that do not support widescreen resolutions (you can't get the black bars on the side). I sank a lot of time into figuring this problem out. Definitely do NOT buy if you intend to use the nvidia binary driver for X11!
I had this problem. But it wasn't that the EDID info was bogus, it would go back and forth. The first time I connected the monitor it was all wrong with the bogus EDID info. I then disconnected it and reconnected it and it seemed to work. That was until I changed the refresh to 75 on the Nvidia control panel. When I did that It went back to the bogus EDID info. This all happened the day my monitor arrived. It was at least one month maybe two of occasionally looking at the problem, disconnecting the monitor and reconnecting it, updating and reinstalling my video card (8800gts), until, for some reason it switched back to the correct EDID info. Since that day I haven't disconnected my monitor or change its refresh rate (although I've also come to learn that Samsung sets the Refresh rate at 60 for all their LCD monitors), because I'm afraid that it will break again.
Heres a link to other people having this problem and posting on the Nvidia Forums
But theres another issue and this one has been present since day one and is still present.
Cons: Colors are absolutely horrible. The RTS feature that is supposed to increase response time and decrease ghosting actually creates a severe ghosting effect.
Other Thoughts: Samsung has been packaging these monitors with different outsourced panels! If you actually get a Samsung panel then its great. S panels are Samsung. A,C, and D panels are junk! The colors are horribly inaccurate. I got a D panel which had a pink tone that could not be fixed by calibration. Also, RTS created insane ghosting problems. I then got the A panel which, once calibrated using a custom profile someone made, is tolerable. RTS works. Don't buy a Samsung. This is just bad business practice. The review sites of course received S panels. By Tye7
I have a D panel and I have the Insane ghosting problems mentioned in the review. I used to play CS:S, Wow, and FEAR quite often, but now I barely ever play them. Just scrolling up and down on the web page as I write this is causing extremely noticeable ghosting on every single object and text on the screen.
Do you think that these are reasons enough to demand a new monitor from Samsung? Even after 8 months?
I think so, and its not like I could have created any of these issues myself in the 8 months I've owned the monitor. I hope that if I can RMA the monitor that I would get an S Panel.
Edited by megalo, 29 February 2008 - 02:20 AM.