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I'm hesitating in between the 226bw and w2207. Actually I trust Samsung more but the new HP w2207 looks really attractive.
Please give some advice for my final decision. I want to get either one by next week!

(As you guys know, w2207's screen is glossy. I heard non-glossy screen is better for eye. True?
;One more thing, are those TN screen? Any idea?)
 

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I personally would go with the Samsung. It has a better response time and no built in speakers. Plus like you said, Samsung is well known for great monitors.
 

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The OP probably isn't even going to come back, but oh well.

I've had a chance to operate both of these monitors and there's a difference in quality that favors the Samsung. HOWEVER, the HP offers HDCP compliance which I am not sure if the Samsung offers. The glossy screen wasn't actually bad, but I can't say that I favored it during usage, either.

The Samsung 226 is a sure shot for those who don't need anything more than a DVI in and VGA in connection.
 

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I never use Portrait mode. LoL.
 

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Definitely the Samsung. I have the 20-inch version of that model, and it has no gloss to the screen, which means 0 reflections, which means true monitor color, and precision.

The HP is HIGH-gloss, I checked both of them out at CompUSA, and trust me, the gloss was the biggest factor in my deciding, due to how glossy, and glass-like the monitor looked. I mean, it looks very very nice with Vista (The HP), but in a room with any regular lighting, or even from the sun itself, you'd see reflections of anything that had light hitting it... like a mirror finish.

Samsung still has the exact same clearity, for the same price, with their name behind the product.
 

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Definitely the Samsung. I have the 20-inch version of that model, and it has no gloss to the screen, which means 0 reflections, which means true monitor color, and precision.

The HP is HIGH-gloss, I checked both of them out at CompUSA, and trust me, the gloss was the biggest factor in my deciding, due to how glossy, and glass-like the monitor looked. I mean, it looks very very nice with Vista (The HP), but in a room with any regular lighting, or even from the sun itself, you'd see reflections of anything that had light hitting it... like a mirror finish.

Samsung still has the exact same clearity, for the same price, with their name behind the product.

I personally don't have that problem. I really love the Gloss on the HP and I don't find it conflicts with any lighting or sun. Maybe that's just me. However, I do envy the portrait mode of the Samsung. That is such a cool feature!
 

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I just picked up the Samsung 226BW yesterday on my way home from work. It's so so worth the money invested. I almost forgot to get enough sleep last night because I was in awe.
 

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I picked up the HP instead. The glossy coating won me over.
Just go to Circuit City and try them both.

Also, the base on the W2207 is better.
 

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I like my hp w2007 which is the exact same monitor but in a 20" version. I think the image is better than the Samsung, but it's entirely up to your eyes.
 

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I currently have a w2007 and I owned a 205BW about a year ago. I would say in rough comparison that the HP is at least 2x better than the Samsung.

Samsung= Backlight bleed, flimsy stand, uneven backlighting and color uniformity issues, poor viewing angle, dead pixels, overpriced.

HP= win.
 
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