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post #11 of 27
Well..i ont hink the dot pitches are the same..etc...

minor things that make a big difference basically.

Like said before, save your dollars and get a 226bw
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^ Pssh, or an hp w2x07

Monitor war!
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post #13 of 27
What is the representative of the 22" hp?

My 22" rep is the 226bw S revision!
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What is the representative of the 22" hp?

My 22" rep is the 226bw S revision!
There's only one version of the hp w2207.

EDIT: I'm not really sure what you mean.
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post #15 of 27
Okay..we each give a con or two of eachothers monitors and whoever has more wins

#1: top half of screen is darker than bottom of screen
#2: Pretty poor colors uncalibrated, don't think calibration would even get it the same colors as an uncalibrated 226bw S panel
post #16 of 27
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Okay..we each give a con or two of eachothers monitors and whoever has more wins

#1: top half of screen is darker than bottom of screen
#2: Pretty poor colors uncalibrated, don't think calibration would even get it the same colors as an uncalibrated 226bw S panel
Wait a minute. Are you kidding? I own a w2007 (the exact same monitor just 2" smaller) and the color is the specific reason I chose it over the Samsung 226bw. I also don't have the problem where the top is darker than the bottom.

Let us pretend that those are true however.

Anyway, I believe that the hp W2x07 looks sharper (regardless of dot pitch)
Also it's one of the brightest monitors you'll see but still looks fantastic when turned way down (I have mine at like 40/100 for brightness).
Game textures (especially reflections) are friggin' amazing on the glossy screen.

EDIT: upon extensive review of my own monitor, I did see the top portion of the screen darker than the bottom. I usually don't notice this because I look at mine at a slight downward angle from the top. If you get down low it's really noticeable (only against dark colors), but the way I have mine mounted, it's really not that noticeable.
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post #17 of 27
Lol..you agree with 1/2 of my opinions for the last one...

my next 2:

3: 'black crush' effect, can't see any detail in darker areas, combine that with the first con and it really sucks
4: noticeably more input lag and blur than a samsung 226bw but less input lag than a NEC 20wmgx2 (most overrated monitor on the planet)


BTW: You have the 20" version..i myself have noted several differences between the 20" and the 22" HP's
post #18 of 27
The Samsung 226BW pixel pitch is way too big for my tastes. Less than 0.27mm or bust! You can get better picture quality with a slightly smaller monitor and end up saving a bit of cash, too.
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post #19 of 27
Okay well, I have not noticed any differences myself between 22 and 20" versions. But just know that when I compared the image sharpness, it was between the w2207 and the 226BW.

-There are different versions of the 226BW (I know you said the S panel but if you buy online, you don't know which panel you are getting. There's only one version of the w2207), which is a little scary.

-The LED cannot be turned off (small annoyance)

-The Samsung definitely has a sweetspot where you have to be looking from the middle to get a good picture.

Those are pretty much the only cons I can think of. Actually, those are probably the only cons there are - we're still talking about a great monitor here.

EDIT: Now noticeably more input lag? That's very debatable. I for one, don't notice the input lag whether it's there or not.
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post #20 of 27
I'm using that samsung right now and its very nice looking picture. i suggest that
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