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HiCZoK4
02-13-08, 02:30 PM
HI !!! I bought 226bw in end of summer and now I am thinking what panel do I have ???? There is no stick at the back.
Also Where I can find tips on how to get best visuals on this ?
And I have one green (stuck?) pixel... I tried punching bastard but no luck. any ideas ?

yeah I googled but there is PLENTY of random stuff ...

Intel-Inside
02-13-08, 02:54 PM
I have same screen, bought from ebuyer.com, no dead pixels what-so-ever for me.

And iv'e never really understood about the panel thing, also about tuning:

Firstly, install your gpu drivers i persume done already, Secondly install your screen drivers and i persume you use digital so select digital:

http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/download/supportDown.do?group=itbusiness&group_cd=&type=monitors&type_cd=05020000&subtype=lcd&subtype_cd=05020100&model_nm=226BW&dType=&vType=R&mType=&model_cd=&menu=download&prd_ia_cd=05020100&disp_nm=SM226BW

Drivers link above.

Also here is optimization utility:
http://www.samsung.com/Products/Monitors/magictune/magictune_05s.htm

MagicTune, its great and should be on your cd that come with your screen but its always best to use latest one.

grey_1
02-13-08, 03:12 PM
Some good tips here.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=145127

The calibration made all the difference for me. Very happy with this monitor now.

Dr.Nick
02-13-08, 03:22 PM
I could be mistaken but all 226BW's use a TN panel. I have heard there are two or three different manufacturers for them but they are all TN. As for the stuck pixel you can try out the various methods from here (http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-a-Stuck-Pixel-on-an-LCD-Monitor) but I recommend you leave it alone as you risk making more of them and tbh they rarely work again.

HiCZoK4
02-13-08, 04:18 PM
Thanks !
Yes all 226bw (and all 22' displays) are TN panels. The point is that its distributed by some manufacturers. S is best one and A worst. the medicore quality is C.... I was just curious nothing more. Its great not matter what panel.
That pixel can only be seen on dark colors so its not that much (ITS IN MY MIND THOUGH) :lol:


ohh and btw. What about cleaning it ? I tried to do that with included duster but it seems to be worth nothing. the screen just seems to be....hmmm smudge but it offcourse can be seen only when turned off.
and the black borders also seems to be scratched when I look at them from special angle....and I only cleaned it with included duster.
Those are not big problems just MIND torching :lol:

mullet
02-14-08, 01:07 AM
What panel do you have man there is some good color profiles out there that will make them look a ton better? I have a C and I got the colors right but the back lighting is horrid.

HiCZoK4
02-14-08, 09:55 AM
What panel do you have man there is some good color profiles out there that will make them look a ton better? I have a C and I got the colors right but the back lighting is horrid.
I have new model with no model sticky at the back

grey_1
02-14-08, 10:16 AM
What panel do you have man there is some good color profiles out there that will make them look a ton better? I have a C and I got the colors right but the back lighting is horrid.
I have an 'S' and the back lighting is still an irritant. Good thing about it, whenever colors are displayed it's not noticeable. Only on boot really.

I used to use an Eizo ICC on my 2405FPW and it was fantastic. I haven't tried on this panel yet as I'm pretty happy with it atm.
http://www.eizo-downloads.com/downloads/icc/index.php

mullet
02-14-08, 11:00 AM
I have new model with no model sticky at the back

You would have to take the monitor backing plate off to get the # off to see what model you have.

mullet
02-14-08, 11:02 AM
I have an 'S' and the back lighting is still an irritant. Good thing about it, whenever colors are displayed it's not noticeable. Only on boot really.


The S is the good monitor as far as color accuracy and the back lighting is way better then the C. It is still a good monitor for the money.

HiCZoK4
02-14-08, 11:10 AM
the letter is not there in new models i tell ya

grey_1
02-14-08, 11:11 AM
You would have to take the monitor backing plate off to get the # off to see what model you have.
Yep, that's where mines at.

HiCZoK4
02-14-08, 11:28 AM
samsung removend letter from sticky becouse customers were only purchasing S panels

mullet
02-14-08, 12:38 PM
samsung removend letter from sticky becouse customers were only purchasing S panels

HAHA that pretty much says it all. What I meant was its on the back of the LCD panel inside the case which means you have to take the whole back off of the LCD and get the # off the back of the actual LCD panel.

HiCZoK4
02-14-08, 02:48 PM
And I am not going to do that ,no WAY
I also heard there is secret onscreen menu with model number which can be entered with certain shortcut but I dont known is it truth
Edit: Found it:
http://www.behardware.com/articles/667-1/samsung-226bw-a-and-s-series-the-verdict.html
There is no need for screwdriver ,read middle of the site

mullet
02-15-08, 12:57 AM
C panel.
http://www.behardware.com/articles/667-3/samsung-226bw-series-a-s-verdict.html

This is the site I used for my C model color profile.
http://andrewswihart.net/blog/review-samsung-226bw-lcd-c-panel

Libertysyclone
02-15-08, 10:30 AM
I guess I got luck and made out with an S panel for $200.... :)

HiCZoK4
02-18-08, 04:36 PM
There is no way I can describe which panel I have.
The panel line is removed from secret menu
There is no sticky letter at back and IN DISPLAY. I opened the case and there is nothing...
It is from July 2007 so its pretty new model