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My idea here is too make a place where people who own or are considering purchasing can have a thread to post questions to owners and for all of us owners to share are experience with these great monitors.

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FAQ

Q: What kind of input lag would I encounter ?
A: All owners I have talked with have encountered no noticeable input lag. Review

Q : What is the difference between SA750 and SA950 ?
A: The differences is the stand and SA750 has no DVI input. The panels are the same and all other specs should line up. (You will have to use DisplayPort for 120hz no adapters for SA750)

Q: The T27A950 is more expensive that means it's better right ?
A: No, the 'T' Monitors are really for TV it has no DVI port and is for someone that watches TV and plays XBOX this is not for computers.

Q: I really want to make sure I have 120hz what will I need ?
A: Most all video cards will have no problem displaying 120hz with no increased GPU load. You will need a Dual Link DVI output and Dual Link DVI-D cable or DisplayPort output and cable. (DVI to DisplayPort adapters won't work but DisplayPort to Dual Link DVI-D Adapters will work) (Adapters are for SA950 only and work with DisplayPort as Source [GPU] to Dual Link DVI-D)

Q: Will this work with Nvidia GPU ?
A: Yes and No, for the 120hz it works great. It is as smooth as butter on my 570's in SLI. BUT this will not work fully with Nvidia 3D Vision. 2D to 3D conversion works the same and also built in 3D in games like Crysis 2 with built in SBS 3D (Side by Side) works flawlessly with Nvidia or AMD. (Edit: The 3D Vision emulator seems to work well if you set your response time to Normal it will eliminate ghosting.)

Q: Will they ever add support for Nvidia 3D Vision ?
A: Most likely Never, Nvidia claims they didn't work with them in creating the monitor (Pay them royalties)

Q: Is the screen reflections to much ?
A: I say No, the best screen I ever owned where glossy screens. On laptop outdoors this would be a problem but this is for indoors. If you don't have lighting directly behind you I'm quit confident you won't have any issues with the reflections and will love this monitor like as we all do.

Q: Well I have Nvidia. So should I look for another monitor since it don't support 3D vision ?
A: I think you should ask your self how much 3D do you plan on playing. Because with the emulator I was able to play for hours and thats all I really wanted. I too own Nvidia and have no regrets owning this monitor I bought it for 120hz, and a little 3D game play. Most 3D setups give me a head ache. So most people that are shopping for a 3D monitor thinking they will actually be playing 3D games every night are really deceiving themselves because its not as practical as you may think I even feel dizy hours after I played and it is not always going to work on any and every game either don't matter what monitor you have or what GPU you have both sides have issues with setup and drivers and troubleshooting will be a given. But the colors on these monitor along with the 120hz which is Amazing and low input lag really in my opinion set it apart from all the rest of the monitors currently on the market (as of 10/28/2011) despite whether you have Nvidia or AMD.

Monitor Setup Guide
All You Will Need To Know
For Setup / Color Settings / Drivers / 3D Setup

Credit: SeanPoe

More Color Settings
More Color Settings
Credit: Mosi

Understanding 3D Settings and Basic 3D setup guide
Get to know the basic settings to optimize your 3d experience
Credit: SeanPoe

Know Issues
The Display Port drivers seem to fail on Nvidia 6xx and AMD 7xxx cards. If you are having monitor randomly shut off going to a black screen or hear "new device connected" sounds in windows followed by black screen then you might have to use Dual Link DVI if this becomes to much of a annoyance to you. If you know how to resolve this issue please PM me.

Tips & Tricks
1. When installing you should install the driver from the disc that came with the monitor. I know monitor drivers are not always necessary but this is a special monitor. Also may have to restart one to two times.

2. Color Settings. Try these settings See this Post This is a good start. Credit: SeanPoe

3. Here is a great post on 3D setting and setup See this Post Credit: SeanPoe

4. Many are reporting the 3D Vision Emulator working well with Nvidia cards (Note: turn response time to 'Normal')

5. If a game won't allow 120hz. You can create a custom resolution (Nvidia Control Pannel>Change Resolution>Customize>Create Custom Resolution) Use "1920x1079 @120hz progresive Timings Automatic" (I had to open drop down and change Timings to Automatic) Now in any game you can pick 1079 as a resolution and it will run it at 120hz. I had to do this for Dirt3 to run at 120hz. Credit: Unknown

6. Two different users have reported their SA750's turning off every 10 minutes, and not coming back on without doing a power cycle. Both instances where fixed by poking at the small fan to get the fan spinning on the SA750. Be careful if you attempt this.

7. Remember if you have ghosting with 3D modes make sure you set your RESPONSE TIME to NORMAL under the monitor picture settings.

Reviews:

Review Covering Input lag and Ghosting

Another Review Covering Input lag and Viewing angles (SA750)

Response Time

Video Reviews:



I really love my Monitor. It is the best monitor by far I ever owned. This is the first owners thread I have started.

I plan to add more this is really a rough draft.

If anyone knows any good review or and FAQ they want to add please post.

EDIT : I originally thought that audio only worked through HDMI with this monitor headphone jack. But I can confirm it does seem to work with DisplayPort audio out with the 7970. This is good new for some that like using the headphone out for audio. So far I have a little feedback. Usually headphone out from HDMI or DP on Monitor provides a cleaner sound than on board 3.5mm jacks from motherboard. But for some reason so far I have slight feedback from the headphone output this may be because I have two inputs right into my monitor.
 

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So if I'm thinking about buying one of these for gaming.

So the 3D experience would be identical between the SA750 and SA950? Apart from the size there wouldn't be a difference, is this right?

EDIT: So far all I've managed to come up with is that the SA750 is missing a DVI port and the fancy stand.
 

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Please keep in mind that ALL threads are unofficial unless a staff member approves official status; this may not happen until the thread gains substantial ground. Tator Tot will make this approval when the time comes.
 

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Ah, thanks for pointing that out. UNOE, do you want this merged with the first club?
 

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Ah, thanks for pointing that out. UNOE, do you want this merged with the first club?
If there is already one you can delete it ... I couldn't find it
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So if I'm thinking about buying one of these for gaming.

So the 3D experience would be identical between the SA750 and SA950? Apart from the size there wouldn't be a difference, is this right?

EDIT: So far all I've managed to come up with is that the SA750 is missing a DVI port and the fancy stand.
The DVI port is a big deal.
 

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UNOE, I was wondering if you could tell me if this hp adapter would work: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF06c/A1-329290-64265-3965876-3965876-3769762-3806461.html
I just "invested" in the Samsung S23A750 Monitor, but I've got a Zotac GTX 580 graphics card with 2x DVI-D outputs and a mini-hdmi.
Wasn't aware of the 60 Hz HDMI cap when I got the cables, so I've only got a HDMI.

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Or even something like this: http://www.deltaco.se/itemid/%28DP-2020%29/index.aspx , sorry about the language, apparently the site does not work with Google Translate. -.-'
 

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Originally Posted by Fabse;15135786
UNOE, I was wondering if you could tell me if this hp adapter would work: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF06c/A1-329290-64265-3965876-3965876-3769762-3806461.html
I just "invested" in the Samsung S23A750 Monitor, but I've got a Zotac GTX 580 graphics card with 2x DVI-D outputs and a mini-hdmi.
Wasn't aware of the 60 Hz HDMI cap when I got the cables, so I've only got a HDMI.

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Or even something like this: http://www.deltaco.se/itemid/%28DP-2020%29/index.aspx , sorry about the language, apparently the site does not work with Google Translate. -.-'
DisplayPort to DVI-D should work, just NOT DVI-D to DisplayPort this is reported not to work via monoprice reviews. Please report back if you deciede to try it.

This is cheaper
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10246&cs_id=1024608&p_id=6015&seq=1&format=2
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Originally Posted by Aussie Alex;15143312
Just bought the 23" version: Samsung S23A950 23in 120Hz 3D Widescreen LED Monitor

$460 including delivery (country town), hopefully it should be here by Thursday/Friday
Nice Price.
 

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Originally Posted by UNOE;15143421
DisplayPort to DVI-D should work, just NOT DVI-D to DisplayPort this is reported not to work via monoprice reviews. Please report back if you deciede to try it.

This is cheaper
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10246&cs_id=1024608&p_id=6015&seq=1&format=2
Not for me, the taxes and shipping rates involved would be crazy. I purchased one which is a DP to DVI-D one. Should arrive tomorrow, so now I'm just waiting around. I'll update ya, when I know if it's working. Might not be until the day after tomorrow, as I won't be home to receive the package. xD
 

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This thread is a lot better than the other one anyway. It includes all four new Samsung Monitors. Plus the OP actually has substance to it.

Edit: I also find it hilarious that the OP of the other thread requires a picture in order to be 'Included' but he doesn't even have the monitor himself. Classy.
 

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I purchased the SA950 on Sunday at a PC expo it was going on special for $150 less then store retail. So my mate and I each got one. I will be receiving mine on Wednesday and I have a couple questions.

1. Which is the best input to use? I saw that this monitor has a DisplayPort. What exactly is that? I will be using this monitor for my XBOX 360 and PC so the HDMI would go to the XBOX but which input is better for my PC?
2. Are there any good windows colour profiles available to get the best picture quality out of this screen?
 

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Originally Posted by Vandal4126;15168379
1. Which is the best input to use? I saw that this monitor has a DisplayPort. What exactly is that? I will be using this monitor for my XBOX 360 and PC so the HDMI would go to the XBOX but which input is better for my PC?
2. Are there any good windows colour profiles available to get the best picture quality out of this screen?
1.) Use either displayport or the DVI-D cable that comes with the monitor. Since the monitor comes with the right dvi-D cable you should just use that. There won't be any difference between those two.

2.) These are the settings i use:
  • Set the monitor to the Samsung Magic Bright: Standard preset (this will change to custom once you make changes, but it's a good starting point)
  • The other two Samsung Magic settings set to off
  • Brightness 18
  • Contrast 79
  • Sharpness 60
  • Response Time: Fastest
  • HMDI black level: Normal
  • Red 37
  • Green 42
  • Blue 50
  • Gamma Mode 3
  • All Eco settings Off
You may want to reduce/increase brightness depending on lighting. 18 seems perfect for a moderately-lit room. You might need to reduce red to 33-36 depending on your viewing angle, if you see a slight pink tone to some whites then reduce the red a bit.
 

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Just received the cable. Does NOT work. A DisplayPort (source) to DVI-D (receiver) cable/adapter WILL NOT work with the Samsung SA750 monitor.
I've just ordered another GTX580 with a DisplayPort, so I guess I'm going SLI. ^^
 

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Originally Posted by Fabse;15172377
Just received the cable. Does NOT work. A DisplayPort (source) to DVI-D (receiver) cable/adapter WILL NOT work with the Samsung SA750 monitor.
I've just ordered another GTX580 with a DisplayPort, so I guess I'm going SLI. ^^
Congrats. You should now be able to run BF3 w/ V-Sync on at 120hz 24/7 now.
 

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Originally Posted by nvous23;15165680
This thread is a lot better than the other one anyway. It includes all four new Samsung Monitors. Plus the OP actually has substance to it.

Edit: I also find it hilarious that the OP of the other thread requires a picture in order to be 'Included' but he doesn't even have the monitor himself. Classy.
Thanks for the support
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Originally Posted by Fabse;15172377
Just received the cable. Does NOT work. A DisplayPort (source) to DVI-D (receiver) cable/adapter WILL NOT work with the Samsung SA750 monitor.
I've just ordered another GTX580 with a DisplayPort, so I guess I'm going SLI. ^^
This was already addressed in the FAQ section. Glad you worked it out though enjoy that SLI
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This was already addressed in the FAQ section. Glad you worked it out though enjoy that SLI
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Not quite, you say the opposite. I did get a DisplayPort to DVI-D adapter (the one you state "will work"), it does not.
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But for people with Graphic Cards without DP I suggest going for the 950 edition.
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And yea. Getting another GTX580 was always the plan, but wasn't really the perfect time, but w/e.
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Those settings from SeanPoe also work pretty damn well for me. Last weekend I took my new shiny to a LAN with friends. Somehow they were hogging my seat for quite a while. One of them went shopping the next day and another one somehow doesn't want to play Quake at 60hz anymore now...
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Originally Posted by Fabse;15172377
Just received the cable. Does NOT work. A DisplayPort (source) to DVI-D (receiver) cable/adapter WILL NOT work with the Samsung SA750 monitor.
I've just ordered another GTX580 with a DisplayPort, so I guess I'm going SLI. ^^
Please don't confuse people your wrong your source is not your monitor.

I stated in FAQ that it would work Displayport to DVI-D. This is DisplayPort as source from a GPU to DVI-D link on Monitor. GPU is a Source and Monitors never are a Source.
I will change the FAQ to be more understandable.
 
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