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Hey guys,<br>
Im getting this monitor tom an im wondering what kind of opinions you guys got on it??<br><br>
Its the Samsung 204B 20.1 with a resolution of 16x12.. How is it at that res for gaming? Is it as good or better than a true widescreen??<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824001226" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001226</a>
 

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I also would recommend it. Resolution is fantastic, no ghosting, games look great. Good product, but you just missed out on a $60 MIR. :-(
 

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Very very good monitor. Easy to hookup, great picture quality, great color, plenty of ergonomic options, all and all my favorite part of my rig, except perhaps the x1950PRO that powers it.
 

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i would get THIS <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16824001087" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824001087</a> one cause its WIDESCREEN
 

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I considered that option OpTioN..LOL But after comparing these 2 stats it does look like the 204B is a slightly better monitor it just boils down to do you prefer widescreen or not.. I never gamed on a widescreen so i went with a traditional size that packs alot of dpi..1600x1200. Heres how they compare:<br><br><br>
Panel a-si TFT/TN<br>
Screen Size 20"<br>
Widescreen Yes<br>
Display Type WSXGA<br>
Maximum Resolution 1680x1050<br>
Recommended Resolution 1680x1050<br>
Viewing Angle 160°(H) / 160°(V)<br>
Pixel Pitch 0.285mm<br>
Display Colors 16.2 Million<br>
Brightness 300 cd/m2<br>
Contrast Ratio 700:1<br>
Response Time 6ms<br><br>
Panel a-si TFT/TN LCD<br>
Screen Size 20.1"<br>
Widescreen No<br>
Display Type UXGA<br>
Maximum Resolution 1600x1200<br>
Recommended Resolution 1600x1200<br>
Viewing Angle 160°(H) / 160°(V)<br>
Pixel Pitch 0.255mm<br>
Display Colors 16.7 Million<br>
Brightness 300 cd/m2<br>
Contrast Ratio 800:1<br>
Response Time 5ms
 

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I made the same call, I will go for resolution over widescreen any day of the week. Considering things on a per pixel level, you can *see* more real-estate on a 1600x1200 normal than you can on a 1680x1050 widescreen. For my work, I need to see as much area as possible. My choice was pretty clear. That and 2 widescreens wouldn't fit very well on my desk (these two 204bs barely fit).
 

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Ahh Dam. Looks like i got a bad one.. Hooked it up useing the dvi cable and set it to 1600x1200 and it constantly flickers a black screen at me. Doesnt do it when hooked up useing the vga analog cable running that res.. Also has 2 dead pixels.. Looks like another 2 weeks without my monitor..
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Ahh Dam. Looks like i got a bad one.. Hooked it up useing the dvi cable and set it to 1600x1200 and it constantly flickers a black screen at me. Doesnt do it when hooked up useing the vga analog cable running that res.. Also has 2 dead pixels.. Looks like another 2 weeks without my monitor..</div>

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</div>That's a bummer man. However, it isn't indicative of them; I have six and they all work wonderfully.
 

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Decided to bypass new egg for the rma and go directly through samsung.. They seem like a very good company to deal with. They are sending me out a new monitor and sending a return postage sticker so i can cross ship my old one at no charge. If i went through the egg i would have to pay shipping cross crountry then risk the fact that i could get another bad one. No complaints against Samsung so far..
 

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Hope it all works out.!<br><br>
And I am also in the non-widescreen camp <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Chozart, do you dislike widescreen? Or just didn't buy it.
 

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Don't like wide... I am with BFRD on this one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i was playing on a gateway 21' WS , how come it did 1600x1200 in games?</div>
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You sure it wasn't 1680x1050???
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">That's a bummer man. However, it isn't indicative of them; I have six and they all work wonderfully.</div>

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</div>Well, here's another data point. I RMA'd mine to newegg and got a full refund today. Dont buy it.<br />
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Here is my thread about it (read my last response to myself). Chinese made junk. Apparently the mexican version is better, but how do you know which one you'll get? No wonder they had a $60 MIR on it. My other Samsung 213T is superb however (but not for gaming).<br />
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<a href="http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/128743-green-flashing-sparkling-dots-still-image.html" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1287...ill-image.html</a><br />
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I'm going to try the dell next, but I cant get the FPW since my GC wont do 1680x1050.<br />
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I hope my experience was helpful to your choice.
 

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I also read about the defective 204b monitors that were made in China and model number that ends in "R". New egg must have a full warehouse of them in New Jersy becuase they are still pumping them out. Thats why i dealt directly through Samsung for an exchange. The chances are high that New egg would have sent me another defective one and im not paying shipping to the west coast again. Samsung is sending me a brand new monitor..letting me keep this one until it arrives and paying for the shipping on this return. Ill deal with a company that treats ppl like that anyday!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I also read about the defective 204b monitors that were made in China and model number that ends in "R". New egg must have a full warehouse of them in New Jersy becuase they are still pumping them out. Thats why i dealt directly through Samsung for an exchange. The chances are high that New egg would have sent me another defective one and im not paying shipping to the west coast again. Samsung is sending me a brand new monitor..letting me keep this one until it arrives and paying for the shipping on this return. Ill deal with a company that treats ppl like that anyday!</div>

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</div>Had I known that they do cross-ship, I would have done what you did. You made a better choice than I did. I'm out $22 for shipping it back to them. The worst part is that I didnt even give Samsung a chance. You're right that going thru Samsung means a much higher chance of getting a good one. Keep us updated how it goes.
 
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