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Samsung S27B350H 27" LED Monitor 219.99 COSTCO B&M YMMV

HomeTheaterByDave 133 October 22, 2012 at 03:17 PM in Mail In Rebate (6) More Costco Wholesale Deals
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I didn't see this posted but my local Costco has the 27" Samsung LED monitor for 269.99 with a 50.00 instant rebate making it 219.99. Listed as 289.99 on the website
http://www.costco.com/Samsung-27....57607.html

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#31
Quote from berker View Post :
Yup major dealbreaker. On 24'' that resolution might fly but not on 27''.
I agree but wouldn't this make a good TV for the price. Maybe in the bathroom.laugh out loud
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#32
You guys must have super sharp eyes because 27in with 1900x1080 looks fine to me.
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#33
Quote from DivineKaze View Post :
Honestly 1920x1200 isn't enough for a 27. Needs minimum 2560x1440.

I've had the newer model of this monitor (S27A550H, they have a newer one though) and it uses 1920x1080 and while it was nice that the physical size was 27", the pixels are so stretched out that it looks bad. 1920x1080 should stay on 23.6" and below.

Not to mention it's a TN Panel..haha

I have a 27" running at 1920x1080 as my primary monitor, and it sits about 3 feet away on my desk. It looks just fine. People claiming 1080 isn't enough need to chill. Does it look better at 1440? Yes. Worth whining over? Not at all. I actually run it at 1080 instead of 1440 because it makes screen cloning, etc easier on other monitors and my TV's. If you want to go spend quite a bit more on a monitor with a higher resolution, go ahead. For more practical people with no need for epeen contests about TN vs IPS panels (to which the majority of people out there wouldn't be able to tell you the difference between the two when given a side by side comparison) and 1080 vs 1440 etc...this monitor is probably just fine. If you are in the market for a monitor of this size, and this fits your budget, then get it.
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Quote from stringz07 View Post :
I have a 27" running at 1920x1080 as my primary monitor, and it sits about 3 feet away on my desk. It looks just fine. People claiming 1080 isn't enough need to chill. Does it look better at 1440? Yes. Worth whining over? Not at all. I actually run it at 1080 instead of 1440 because it makes screen cloning, etc easier on other monitors and my TV's. If you want to go spend quite a bit more on a monitor with a higher resolution, go ahead. For more practical people with no need for epeen contests about TN vs IPS panels (to which the majority of people out there wouldn't be able to tell you the difference between the two when given a side by side comparison) and 1080 vs 1440 etc...this monitor is probably just fine. If you are in the market for a monitor of this size, and this fits your budget, then get it.

Don't try to be reasonable around here. It doesn't work.
But you're right Wink
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#35
1080 on a 32" HDTV is pretty commonly done. It looks fine to me on a 32", should be OK for most people on a 27". Heck, I'm writing this on a 46" Samsung TV in 1080p, that we use as a HTPC, and not my normal monitor. . My main monitor is a Vizio HDTV 32" 1080p LED backlight, and it's great.

A few years back there was a westinghouse 37" 1080p that was quite popular as a monitor in some of the gaming forums. I got one of them, and now my sister uses it as a monitor.
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#36
I have this monitor in my office. Don't really like it because of the low resolution compared to the other 24" Sammy I have on the side.

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I will say that a few years back I tried a Sony 32" HDTV in 1080 as a monitor, and it was really bad. Had fuzzy text. Turns out that with particular model you could not turn off the image processing, and it altered the text. My 32" Vizio is nice and crisp. Plenty of people use a 27" monitor for PC use in 1080p. Anyway, there might be some 27" brands and models that are not the best as a monitor.

I built up a PC for a client, and he used a 32" Vizio as a monitor. He complained about how bad it looked. Turned out he had no idea what "scaling options" meant, and he had it scaled so the complete image did not fill the screen. It processed and shrunk it down. It did look bad. 10 seconds later, I went into the AMD CCC and went right to scaling options and adjusted it perfectly. His response? " Wow, that's nice man" There are plenty of people who plug in a PC, set the resolution to 1080 and think they are done, but have no idea what scaling means.
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#38
Any tips on setting Sam SMS27A550H i got here last mo. or so I have Geforce GT 240 hooked up with hdmi look great but any links to tweeks I could do to get most out of this refurb?
thx
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#39
Ugh, sick and tired of people arguing about resolution.
Your opinion is yours, but it's stupid so shut up.

I have this monitor and this is all you need to know.

Goods
For gaming, it's pretty awesome. I'm using a 7950, everything on "ultra"/"high" and it looks pretty good.
The games I play: GW2, Assassin's Creed (playing thru them again), Dark Souls, Dishonored.

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It's when I'm reading. The fonts are too small so when I zoom it up, you can see the pixels.

Overall
Reading sucks but you should be able to endure it, for gaming, it's a great value.
Don't let these people tell you it sucks, it's not a bad deal at all.
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#40
Quote from mrhood View Post :
Ahh,,,you know what I meant, hot lights vs cool lights, didn't answer my question, just made fun of me...Thanks.
Most touch buttons work well if you know how to press them. The ones on the HPs I've used work fine so I assume the ones on this Samsung should be fine as well.

Quote from frankpakdmys View Post :
Ugh, sick and tired of people arguing about resolution.
Your opinion is yours, but it's stupid so shut up.

I have this monitor and this is all you need to know.

Goods
For gaming, it's pretty awesome. I'm using a 7950, everything on "ultra"/"high" and it looks pretty good.
The games I play: GW2, Assassin's Creed (playing thru them again), Dark Souls, Dishonored.

Bads
It's when I'm reading. The fonts are too small so when I zoom it up, you can see the pixels.

Overall
Reading sucks but you should be able to endure it, for gaming, it's a great value.
Don't let these people tell you it sucks, it's not a bad deal at all.
Why pay so much for a 27" TN panel display? TN panels look horrible once you get used to IPS / PLS , OLED or Plasma displays
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#41
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Why pay so much for a 27" TN panel display? TN panels look horrible once you get used to IPS / PLS , OLED or Plasma displays
Thats like your opinion, man
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#42
Quote from dubleo View Post :
Most touch buttons work well if you know how to press them. The ones on the HPs I've used work fine so I assume the ones on this Samsung should be fine as well.



Why pay so much for a 27" TN panel display? TN panels look horrible once you get used to IPS / PLS , OLED or Plasma displays
240ish (tax included) isn't so much for me personally.
But still wanted to pay a reasonable price for a monitor that can be mainly used for gaming.

Far as TN panels looking horrible compared to what you've listed, that's just your opinion.
While I can admit that it doesn't look as sharp, it's good enough and therefore not enough to deter my personal use.
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#43
Perfect monitor for people with bad eyesight. Personally, I am looking for 1200-1600 vertical pixels in a monitor this size.
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#44
Quote from shin-n View Post :
You guys must have super sharp eyes because 27in with 1900x1080 looks fine to me.

For me, it's the real estate that is important. I like to multitask and it's harder to do with a low res monitor.
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#45
Quote from jammer View Post :
For me, it's the real estate that is important. I like to multitask and it's harder to do with a low res monitor.
Well that makes sense, but for this price you can buy 2 for the price of one 2560x1440 Korean monitor from Fry's (not including ebay Korean monitors since there is a risk buying them) or 3 to 4 for monitors from Brands such as Dell and Asus. I would rather have multiple monitors with low res than one high res monitor. If you can afford multiple high res monitors then Im jealous.
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