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Hi,

I had a Samsung 223BW for a while, a few weeks back. It had two dead pixels and frankly it was terrible. I had huge ghosting, the colour was off and it just wasn't very nice to look at.

I'm looking at getting a new monitor again, possibly a 226BW this time. Everyone says thats the best monitor around in that size, for a shade over £200 its in my budget too but i'm not sure whether I want to risk getting a crap panel.

Has anyone ordered one of these from Ebuyer in the past? Have you gotten a good panel version and have you had any white ghostic or dead pixels?

Cheers,
Jack.
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I would get an LG LCD or something, I risked it when it was a 50% chance of getting a good panel and I got lucky. Now there is only a 20% of getting a good panel, so I'd stay away from the 226BW. Although I think there are a couple different Samsung LCD that don't have the panel lottery, but they are more expensive, maybe the 225CW? (something like that anyway).
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I would get an LG LCD or something, I risked it when it was a 50% chance of getting a good panel and I got lucky. Now there is only a 20% of getting a good panel, so I'd stay away from the 226BW. Although I think there are a couple different Samsung LCD that don't have the panel lottery, but they are more expensive, maybe the 225CW? (something like that anyway).
This LG looks alright:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/142047

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I would get an LG LCD or something, I risked it when it was a 50% chance of getting a good panel and I got lucky. Now there is only a 20% of getting a good panel, so I'd stay away from the 226BW. Although I think there are a couple different Samsung LCD that don't have the panel lottery, but they are more expensive, maybe the 225CW? (something like that anyway).
Where are those numbers coming from?
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I thought I heard there were all S panels now, may be wrong. But I would recommend getting the HP or a Dell monitor.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Duckydude View Post
I would get an LG LCD or something, I risked it when it was a 50% chance of getting a good panel and I got lucky. Now there is only a 20% of getting a good panel, so I'd stay away from the 226BW. Although I think there are a couple different Samsung LCD that don't have the panel lottery, but they are more expensive, maybe the 225CW? (something like that anyway).


There were 3 different panels and almost all shipped as an 'S' panel initially. Only until demand exceeded supply did Samsung have a need for the 'C' or the 'A' panel.

Even then, where are you getting 50% and 20% from?
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Where are those numbers coming from?
I've heard it from people here plus other forums, there are five different panels now, A,S,C,W,P.
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Quote:
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I've heard it from people here plus other forums, there are five different panels now, A,S,C,W,P.
I have the bad C panel (two diff versions of it).
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post #9 of 13
The difference is the color quality, which can be fixed. Event he "bad" panels are most of the times superior to many other monitor's so its not all that bad.
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My HP w2207 is pretty nice.
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