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Ebuyer are listing it as a 'Today Special' whilst stocks last.

DVI / VGA
22"
1680x1050 resolution
5ms response time
700:1 contrast ratio
Adjustable stand

Can't find any cheaper, and Amazon are listing it at around £230.
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#1
just ordered mine now. As usual, free shipping applies if you don't mind waiting a few days. Pay a tenner extra and you can get it shipped next working day.
#2
Very good price indeed.. welcome to HUKD jads :)

BTW, where does it say ' today's special' ?
#3
http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Sound-&-Vision/cat/Monitors

Seems to be part of the rotating front page products. The actual product page doesn't list it as a one day special though so it may simply be 'whilst stocks last'
#4
Very good deal. I bought the 20" SM 205BW about 10 months ago (from PC World...yes, I know!.....for £199) and it's excellent. Wouldn't mind another couple of inches (errr, as it were)
#5
Voted hot :)
#6
jads
http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Sound-&-Vision/cat/Monitors

Seems to be part of the rotating front page products. The actual product page doesn't list it as a one day special though so it may simply be 'whilst stocks last'


Ah well .. thanks jads :)
#7
Could an xbox 360 be attached to this?
#8
Is this the monitor that everyone mentions the "panel lottery" about? ie whether you get an S, A, or C panel?
1 Like #9
jimjam
Very good deal. I bought the 20" SM 205BW about 10 months ago (from PC World...yes, I know!.....for £199) and it's excellent. Wouldn't mind another couple of inches (errr, as it were)


I ummed and erred about getting the extra couple of inches too. However, a lot of research led me to getting the 206bw model. £172 delivered.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/125098

The crux was the extra sharpness via the smaller pixel size - everything I read cited this as a major advantage for a close-view monitor and that was my decision.

It's being delivered in a couple of days so I'll be able to see if I'm happy with my decision - although admittedly I won't see the two side-by-side so I won't be able to say mine is better than yours to the 22 inchers:p
#10
chapmania
Could an xbox 360 be attached to this?


Yep, just grab an Xbox 360 VGA cable and you're all set.
#11
cheapskate58
I ummed and erred about getting the extra couple of inches too. However, a lot of research led me to getting the 206bw model. £172 delivered.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/125098

The crux was the extra sharpness via the smaller pixel size - everything I read cited this as a major advantage for a close-view monitor and that was my decision.

It's being delivered in a couple of days so I'll be able to see if I'm happy with my decision - although admittedly I won't see the two side-by-side so I won't be able to say mine is better than yours to the 22 inchers:p


I was in the same position, but I have a deep desk and poor eyesight which is what swayed me to this :)
#12
boomboom
Is this the monitor that everyone mentions the "panel lottery" about? ie whether you get an S, A, or C panel?


Yes, both this model and the newer SM226BW (and their 20" equivalents) have the panel lottery problem.

Trurth be told though, most people are going to be happy with the monitor, no matter which panel they get.
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cheapskate58
I ummed and erred about getting the extra couple of inches too. However, a lot of research led me to getting the 206bw model. £172 delivered.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/125098

The crux was the extra sharpness via the smaller pixel size - everything I read cited this as a major advantage for a close-view monitor and that was my decision.


I currently have both the 206 and 226, and the 226 will be going back partly for this reason. I am not sure if it is the sharpness, or if the screen is just too big for my eyes to deal with when working this close to it (it feels like they have to work harder and I have to actually look to the left and to the right in order to take in the whole of the screen instead of just looking straight at it) but whatever the reason, I just find the 206 to be more comfortable to use. If the 226 had been an 'S' panel, it might have been enough to swing things in it's favour, but as they are both 'C''s, the 226 is the one I'm returning.
#14
Not a bad price, though expensive compared to the pair of new Samsung 215TW's I bought a few months back for £160 each.
#15
nightswimmer
I currently have both the 206 and 226, and the 226 will be going back partly for this reason. I am not sure if it is the sharpness, or if the screen is just too big for my eyes to deal with when working this close to it (it feels like they have to work harder and I have to actually look to the left and to the right in order to take in the whole of the screen instead of just looking straight at it) but whatever the reason, I just find the 206 to be more comfortable to use. If the 226 had been an 'S' panel, it might have been enough to swing things in it's favour, but as they are both 'C''s, the 226 is the one I'm returning.

Don't you find that the height of the 22" screen is better when working on documents etc though? :?
#16
Koma Toes
Don't you find that the height of the 22" screen is better when working on documents etc though? :?


good point. I also have worked on both, and there is an advantage of course with the 22" both in terms of height and (of course) viewable space when working with multiple documents. However, I have to agree with nightswimmer that the 20" is more comfortable on the eyes, especially when, as in my case, you have the monitor quite close to your face when working (between 1.5-3 feet). I much prefer the 206bw for this reason - in fact it is the best monitor I've worked on by far.
#17
[SIZE=2]I think 24" or bigger would be ideal . - I have 22" & 19" sise by side and feels that I dont have enough space. How did I live with 15" LCD before is beyond me. - [/SIZE]
#18
does this have built in speakers? it doesnt look like
#19
chapmania
Could an xbox 360 be attached to this?

yes, of course. u just need to get the xbox360 vga adapter. oh. the monitor doesn't have speakers, though, so you'll have to connect some to the stereo output included on the vga adapter (or use the 360's optical out).

i bought the previous model with the 'panel lottery' problem from PC world. i had to take it back due to back-light-bleed. i've said this before on here, and i'll say it again, i'd steer clear of samsungs that have this panel problem, unless you can easily take the thing back if it looks like ass (ie. don't buy from an online retailer!).
#20
I'm looking for a 20"+ monitor for the graphics work that I do. I work on A3 size images (that are completely lost on a 17" monitor). I also need good sharpness in the image as it's digital artwork.

(I know it's probably not relevant but the file sizes that I work on are 1GB+ - just thought I'd mention it incase)

Can anyone tell me if this monitor would be ok for this type of graphic work???

Cheers all.
#21
Does this model from ebuyer come with a black frame or is it silver ?

In all the specs it says silver but the description says black ?

Anyone got photos of the actual unit that ebuyer ship ?
#22
Well spotted ekko star. I was gonna order one, but only want it if it is black. Will need to confirm this before I buy it.
#23
Ordered one of these this morning, my order confirmation said: "Item: Samsung SM225BW 22" TFT Monitor Widescreen 1680x1050 700:1 280cd/m2 5ms VGA/DVI H/Adjust Black 3 Years Warranty" so I assume its black.
#24
I bought this monitor a while ago for about £260 i think and don't regret it for a second. I think 22" or 24" 16:10 is the optimal size for a monitor and intend to stick with mine for the next few years unless it breaks.

Some people complain about light bleeding when watching movies, but i dont find that a problem with mine.
#25
Quids
I'm looking for a 20"+ monitor for the graphics work that I do. I work on A3 size images (that are completely lost on a 17" monitor). I also need good sharpness in the image as it's digital artwork.

(I know it's probably not relevant but the file sizes that I work on are 1GB+ - just thought I'd mention it incase)

Can anyone tell me if this monitor would be ok for this type of graphic work???

Cheers all.

Just to fill you in I've worked in graphic & web design for over 15 years and think I know my way round computers pretty much... personally I'd always say that if you don't mind 'smaller icons' you've always gotta go for the highest resultion you can get, this is 1680 x 1050 (you can get higher) which is exactly the same as I use (mines an LG 20") for my main monitor.

This being 22" is fine if you are sitting further away, but if you're working on print documents always make sure you go for a good make or something you can see first.

As far as portrait documents go, widescreens are always only going to be using part of their screen to show it when zoomed out, so even with, say, lots of photoshop menus onscreen you've still got 'spare space'.

If you are working on A3 landscapes or spreads then a high res widescreen will be great, easy on the eye, and exactly what you need.

If you've got more money kicking around why not look at a 1920 x 1200 model at just over £300, (go any higher in res than that and they get very expensive), as with any of these if you have an older computer check your graphics card card can output the EXACT resolution of the monitor as it will have to (if you don't you are mad and I shouldn't have to explain this).

I can't vouch for this particular model as I haven't seen it but I'd always look for a model with a DVI input (even if you don't want it at the moment), also, if you have a big enough desk why not hook up your old monitor as well and run two, rolling your mouse from one to the other keeping all your menus and email (the things you don't stare at much) on the old one and your work on the crisp new one? ...my last tip is to calibrate any monitor used for graphic design, it can take some of the unpredictability out of print - look up ColorVision's range of Spyders, and look into how colour profiles and how they work to get the best results (for digital photography printing and the theory behind calibration take a look at www.proamimaging.com).

Hope some of that helps.

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