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The samsung 216 series has a number of issues including screen bleed. The 226BW fixed the issues of the prior generation (hence the price difference). Considering the monitor is the most interactive piece of your computer you will be using, don't skimp. I've already sold 3 to customers and they have been very pleased. I was planning on buying one as well but will likely go to a 24" instead.
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I'm in the same boat, looking for a new monitor and the 226BW is SO tempting.


I think I'm going to go for this one though
    
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I'm in the same boat, looking for a new monitor and the 226BW is SO tempting.


I think I'm going to go for this one though
i was going to get that one, but i just read too many mixed reviews to feel comfortable rolling the dice
    
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When I was in the market for a new 22" about a month ago, I looked at the LG, Samsung, Acer, and others online and the Samsung and LG were at the top for me. The Sceptre monitors have reported bad DVI ports that were going out, according to hardforum.com users.

I ended up going with a Samsung 22" from Best Buy because I wanted to make sure I could take it back if there were any dead pixels and I wanted the three year full warranty. It was a tough decision between the LG 24" and the Samsung, but I liked the bezel better with the Samsung and the colors were a little crisper, even though it was just on VGA in a Best Buy store. I also thought the 24" LG was just too big for my viewing pleasure.

The Samsung I received was the "C" panel, which is supposed to be inferior to the "S" panel, but after some adjusting, I am very pleased with it. The colors are vibrant and it is great for gaming and photo editting. Hopefully that helps a little.
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The samsung 216 series has a number of issues including screen bleed. The 226BW fixed the issues of the prior generation (hence the price difference). Considering the monitor is the most interactive piece of your computer you will be using, don't skimp. I've already sold 3 to customers and they have been very pleased. I was planning on buying one as well but will likely go to a 24" instead.
Are you sure? The 216BW looks like a new line. The 225BW was the predecessor to the 226BW.
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i guess my dilema is that i want to stick with the 226bw, because of the rave reviews it gets, but i dont want to buy it and have there be something equal (or better) for less money...im already redlining my budget due to a recent addon of a GTX
That's a given, don't wait something better always comes out. Buy what you want now.

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When I was in the market for a new 22" about a month ago, I looked at the LG, Samsung, Acer, and others online and the Samsung and LG were at the top for me. The Sceptre monitors have reported bad DVI ports that were going out, according to hardforum.com users.

I ended up going with a Samsung 22" from Best Buy because I wanted to make sure I could take it back if there were any dead pixels and I wanted the three year full warranty. It was a tough decision between the LG 24" and the Samsung, but I liked the bezel better with the Samsung and the colors were a little crisper, even though it was just on VGA in a Best Buy store. I also thought the 24" LG was just too big for my viewing pleasure.

The Samsung I received was the "C" panel, which is supposed to be inferior to the "S" panel, but after some adjusting, I am very pleased with it. The colors are vibrant and it is great for gaming and photo editting. Hopefully that helps a little.
I did the same thing
I bought mine from Bestbuy for the whole "return to retail store if something was wrong" idea.
I have not had one problem with this Lcd out of the box.

oh yea Bestbuy gave me an "S" Panel
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post #17 of 19
Im in the same situation as your at the moment... I'm looking for 2 samsung or 2 lg and I seriously dont know which one im gonna get. So once you've made your choice let us know if your happy
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Well, for me this build is about a month away...i plan on buying it all once the Q6600 drops in price July 22nd. By that time, there may be better or cheaper monitors around. We'll just see.

I've been a paranoid mess the past month, even though i havent bought anything yet
    
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post #19 of 19
I know my mind changed a couple of times over the couple of months I was looking. Then just one day I decided to buy the 226bw and never looked back.
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