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I'm currently looking for a new monitor to replace the old Samsung 245BW that I bought years ago. Since I was (still am) a heavy gamer back then, colors and viewing angle weren't really an issue for me. However, I've started doing heavy web design and photoshop works and the colors accuracy on this old monitor just look awful compared to other recent monitors. I guess my monitor has a terrible color gamut? I was working on a HP laptop with a Dreamcolor monitor and the colors were absolutely amazing, except it's only for the laptop I think. I also watch movies with people in my room, so now the viewing angle really matters for me.

Lately this section of the forum is buzzing about the new Samsung SA950. I was hoping it would be an IPS (or anything other than a TN for colors and viewing angle) panel but it's a TN. Guess it will be good for gaming, but how about the viewing angles and colors? Is the gamut good? I read the reviews but none of them mentioned anything about the viewing angle. How does the colors compared to Dreamcolor?

And I don't really care about 3D feature at the moment. Just want better colors and viewing angle and for gaming. And I guess I want 120hz too.
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This review is probably the most comprehensive review on the new Samsung monitors. As you can see the color reproduction is very good for a TN/120hz Monitor, but not as good as a calibrated IPS. The viewing angles being a TN-Film Panel are going to be like every other TN Panel (160 Degree's). Sounds almost like you need two monitors, IPS for web work and a 120hz for gaming. Or figure out which is more important to you.
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The viewing angles on the sa950 are the best I've seen for a TN panel but it simply would not cut it for multiple people watching movies.
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Thanks for the response and the link to the review! I guess I won't care about watching movies with it, but since this monitor states "Ultimate True Colors with Ultra Clear Panel Technology & 100% Photo Accuracy," does that mean the colors will match up to an IPS panel and is good for photo/web editing?
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Originally Posted by DJ XtAzY View Post
Thanks for the response and the link to the review! I guess I won't care about watching movies with it, but since this monitor states "Ultimate True Colors with Ultra Clear Panel Technology & 100% Photo Accuracy," does that mean the colors will match up to an IPS panel and is good for photo/web editing?
The colors are good, for a TN panel. They won't match up to the color accuracy that a IPS can deliver though. Everything you quoted is just marketing mumbo jumbo.
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I have a A27S950D and I LOVE it. Colors are great and picture quality is amazing for a TN. However, I don't recommend the color settings on #2's review and I used these color settings:

Brightness: 34
Contrast: 75
Sharpness: 60
Black Level: Normal
Gamma: Mode1

The settings provided in the review make whites look purple. YMMV in preference.
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Originally Posted by hella View Post
I have a A27S950D and I LOVE it. Colors are great and picture quality is amazing for a TN. However, I don't recommend the color settings on #2's review and I used these color settings:

Brightness: 34
Contrast: 75
Sharpness: 60
Black Level: Normal
Gamma: Mode1

The settings provided in the review make whites look purple. YMMV in preference.
I agree, the settings from the review do give whites a purple/blue hue... I will try your settings later.
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