Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor
About this product
- Product InformationAs the official monitor of the World Cyber Games in 2007, the Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22-inch widescreen LCD monitor provides gamers everywhere with an absolutely immersive and unparalleled gaming experience. However, this monitor is not solely ideal for gaming, as it includes a 3,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. As such, whether you are working in Photoshop, editing your movie, or simply writing text or an email, you can experience breathtaking color brilliance and stunning blacks and whites. Additionally, with a 160-degree viewing angle that is HDTV ready with HDCP support, movies and television shows appear lifelike with 720p and 1080i resolution. In fact, the monitor's MagicBright 3 technology instantly adjusts its settings to optimize the video quality and performance of whatever you are viewing.
- Additional MPNLS22MEHSFV/XSS
- Product LineSamsung SyncMaster
- Display TechnologyFlat Panel LCD TFT (Active Matrix),LCD
- Screen Size22"
- Maximum Resolution1680x1050
- Aspect Ratio16:10
- Contrast Ratio1000:1
- Response Time2ms
- Refresh Rate75 Hz
- Synchronization Range - Vertical56 - 75 kHz
- Synchronization Range - Horizontal30 - 81 kHz
- Max Viewing Angle Horizontal160°
- Max Viewing Angle Vertical160°
- Regulatory ApprovalBSMI,CE,CSA,FCC,MIC,MPR-,NEMKO,NOM,PCBC,PSB,SASO,TUV,UL,VCCI
- Color Support24-bit (16.7M Colors)
- Form FactorDesktop
- Analog Video Input Connector1 x 15 Pin D-Sub connector
- Digital Video Input StandardDVI,DVI-D
- Monitor ColorBlack
Most relevant reviews
- jrrockerMay 11, 2011by
Definately a solid performer "Best Bang for the Buck" 22" namebrand monitor
I really love my Samsung 226BW 22 inch LCD monitor, I purchased one in 2007 when it first came out, I loved the specs especially for gaming! I play a lot of first person shooters, so the 2ms response time is a must. The color looks fantastic, although not as impressive as the newer LED monitors, how could you pass up a second monitor, or maybe this is your first monitor in the larger than 19" category? You won't be disappointed! I purchased this monitor for 77.00 plus 16.00 for shipping that's less than 100.00 for a top name brand 22 inch monitor! The colors are vibrant and images using a DVI connection are sharp and clear. I like the piano black bezel, and easily adjustable height and viewing angle. When this product was introduced to the market, it was great performing monitor for the price, now I think its still a solid performer for even less. My only complaint is that it didn't come with an HDMI input.Read full review
- joe_12_stringSep 28, 2007by
Nice monitor for the price, but has XP driver issues.
This is a great monitor for the price. You can get better, but it will cost you. One small problem developed in mine (and several others, as I found out later). If you're using XP, many of these monitors will develop an intermittent and repeated problem with suddenly turning off and then restarting. I accidentally solved the problem by installing an updated driver from Samsung (which didn't help), and then automatically downloading a new driver from Microsoft. After losing my screen resolution and the ability to change it, I restored my system to the old driver and I haven't had the shutting down problem since. I don't know why it solved the issue, but it did.
Please note that this monitor does not have internal speakers. If you need them, you're looking at buying from a different manufacturer.
Update: After using the monitor for a couple of years now, and installing Windows 7, it's still working and the display is as clear as it was when new. Moving to Windows 7 negates all the earlier driver issues and the monitor would be a solid excellent factoring in the cost and durability.Read full review
- markschultz1Jul 05, 2010by
Original mainstream LCD
I purchased a non-working model on e-bay in order to repair it.
I have a bunch of 225BW's and this 226BW for an AMD Eyefinity multiple monitor solution. I actually put the 226BW panel into a 225BW bezel as the 225BW bezel/back-shell is thinner and more adjustable than the 226BW (225BW has tilt/telescope, while the 226BW has tilt only).
The 226BW panel color-wise is better than the 'C' 225BW panels (Google the S,A,C versions of the 225BW panels). It also features a different signal processor for faster gray-to-gray transitions. Interestingly, though, the 226BW panel will work just fine with the 225BW signal processor.
The max resolution is 1650x1050, just shy of 1080P. I don't care about that because they will be for gaming, not watching Hi-def movies.
Back in '06-07 when these were on store shelves, they were easily one of the better monitors in retail; the only reason you see non-working models on e-bay is because they were susceptible to capacitor failure. Though many other brands like Viewsonic used the same Chinese mfg and have similar failure problems. My original 225BW had cap failure, but it was a store demo model for 8 months, being left on 24x7.
There are newer, bigger, TN monitors out there today. But the 226BW is a reasonable-cost way of upgrading a smaller display to a widescreen, getting some bold, rich colors, and enough speed that gaming looks good.
Also, if you care about monitor styling, the shiny plastic bezel on the 226BW, along with the quality and feel of the rest of the plastics is pretty good.Read full review
- 45899636@delete...Feb 25, 2008by
The mighty Samsung 226BW 22" LCD Monitor
Even though it came with no manual or CD-ROM, it was a breeze to set-up. Drivers for both analog and digital are a 30-second download on Samsung's Web, as is the entire manual. The unit beats every other (we current have 10 in the office) display. Controls are intuitive and easy to adjust or set on auto.
Now, as to the picture quality. For web browsing, and word documentation; particularly detailed charts and graphs, the quality is beyond reproach. Given the screen's rectangular profile (18.5" long and 11.75" high of actual view area) at a reasonably high contrast, I no longer need my glasses for those critical 18-24" of viewing. I could not hope for better resolution and color reproduction, as it easily rivals my Sony 42" high definition LCD, selling for 15 times the price. If you are looking for a simple, unobtrusive monitor with outstanding performance, I would encourage you to look no further.
For the time being, I have no negative or discouraging comments, as there is none. We have monitors that cost less and more that are about the same size, and this model out ranks them all. For your employment comparison, this office is dedicated to forensic neuropsychology. So far this monitor has been used for all Word applications and the display of automated neuropsychological tests, requiring detailed calibration.Read full review
- 99centsavingsApr 16, 2010by
Samsung 226BW Monitor
Good looking monitor. Thin frame, matte lcd, no glare. 16:10 aspect ratio, little taller than 16:9 aspect monitors, while still maintaining widescreen. The blue light around the power button looks good, it's not bright or distracting. I didnt notice any light bleeding through from edges. Took me a little while to set the colors. Ended up having to use software to tweak the colors to my liking. There were a few different options in the monitor's menu to adjust colors. It's just easier to adjust the colors through a software program and leave the monitors settings as default. The viewing angle is exactly what you'd expect from a standard monitor. Pretty good from the sides,but starts to get dark when your viewing angle is below or above the monitor. No ghosting in games,COD:MW2,CS:S,DoD:S,SW:Force Unleashed Sith, etc.Read full review