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I just went to frys today and I saw this monitor in person for the first time. It is very nice, and the brightness is superb!

so I was just wondering if samsung would be making anything to replace this model anytime soon? (same price range but better specs) because that would mean a price drop
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Probably not. I think the 226BW was released like five months ago, so I doubt you're going to get any price drops. The 216BW, same as the 226BW but with .4" smaller dimensions, is going at Newegg for about $60 less than the 226BW.
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I have the 205bw, I love it! The 6's are the newest series so it will probably be quite awhile before they cut the prices. I just got mine a few months back.
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dont know if its worth the extra 150$ over the 199$ acer still ...so hard to make decisions. I can't seem to find any acers in local comp shops either.

but 3000:1 vs 700:1
and 2ms vs 5ms.

that is a blowout.
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I got my 206BW yesterday, its awsome!!!! 2ms, 3000:1, 20" gloss black.

It matches my samsung plasma too which helps!! LOL
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yeah they look awesome

question about the panels...S,A,and C...is the only difference between them is the calibration and where they are produced?
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post #7 of 14
The Samsung 226BW already got a price drop. It was originally around $350-400. It can be found for under $300 now. Since it is new, I doubt another 22" will come out from them soon.

Also, its contract is only 1:1000. The dynamic contrast is 1:3000 but this only helps in specific cases.

The S-panel is the best... but noy by too much: http://www.behardware.com/art/imprimer/667/
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post #8 of 14
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very nice tutorial...but what about the C panel.
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very nice tutorial...but what about the C panel.
C panel was mentioned in the article. It does have slight blacklight bleed at the bottom edge and it has a slight blue tint. (I have one). However, I got it for $270 shipped and it is a great monitor even though it is the not the best version
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I have a 226BW C-Panel

There's VERY slight backlight bleeding at the top and bottom edges. I don't mean like bleeding where you can actually see the backlight like on your Nintendo DS. It's just got a brighter hue on the top/bottom thats noticeable ONLY when my screen is practically solid black.

I've seen the Acer monitors. They are fine if you need a lcd for space issues and on a budget. But their picture is far inferior. I actually saw one a professional photographer was using for photoshopping of all things. The 226BW blows it clear out of the water.

Get the 226BW. It's solid no matter what panel letter you get IMHO.
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