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HomeTheaterByDave 10-22-2012 03:17 PM

Samsung S27B350H 27" LED Monitor 219.99 COSTCO B&M YMMV
 
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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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hdmiGuy 10-22-2012 03:56 PM

Saw this at my local costco, but I'll be waiting for Black Friday.

Confirmed @ Huntington Beach, CA store.

simplynicko 10-22-2012 04:05 PM

confirmed in NJ Linden and Clifton

VaporTrailer 10-22-2012 04:11 PM

I don't suppose Sam's Club would pricematch, eh?

milad32 10-22-2012 04:25 PM

I just bought this monitor a couple days ago. It doesn't look as big in the store, but when you get it home and on your desk this sucker is huge! (That's what she said)

Anyways, I'm happy with the purchase except I wish max resolution was higher than 1920x1080 for such a large screen. Feel free to ask me any other questions.

Edit: Oh and I forgot to mention the monitor does not have a DVI connection, only dsub and hdmi.

LaymonsWay 10-22-2012 04:40 PM

Thanks for the heads up, will head to costco after work.

KITHPOM 10-22-2012 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by milad32 (Post 54124084)
I just bought this monitor a couple days ago. It doesn't look as big in the store, but when you get it home and on your desk this sucker is huge! (That's what she said)

Anyways, I'm happy with the purchase except I wish max resolution was higher than 1920x1080 for such a large screen. Feel free to ask me any other questions.

Edit: Oh and I forgot to mention the monitor does not have a DVI connection, only dsub and hdmi.

For those concerned about lack of dvi, adapter or cable [monoprice.com]. HDMI is just DVI with audio.

simplynicko 10-22-2012 05:40 PM

guys, i went to costco and the stand is VERY FLIMZY. i didnt buy it cuz it looked like it could snap easily.

ZippyHendirez 10-22-2012 07:01 PM

I got this for $149 in a previous SD earlier this month. The stand is not so flimsy, really. But it's not overly adjustable either. I do like the monitor, though.

mrhood 10-22-2012 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by milad32 (Post 54124084)
I just bought this monitor a couple days ago. It doesn't look as big in the store, but when you get it home and on your desk this sucker is huge! (That's what she said)

Anyways, I'm happy with the purchase except I wish max resolution was higher than 1920x1080 for such a large screen. Feel free to ask me any other questions.

Edit: Oh and I forgot to mention the monitor does not have a DVI connection, only dsub and hdmi.

I have a question, I bought the LCD version about a year ago, I bought it to use as my main monitor and as a dock for my laptop, so I hook it up with DVI/HDMI for my desktop and VGA for my Laptop, but I could not get those "touch" buttons to work efficiently so I just gave it to my parents and went back to my 2405, all that to ask: how do the touch buttons work on this unit?"
Thanks.

InuFaye 10-22-2012 08:12 PM

Might make a trip to costco this weekend for this.

dubleo 10-22-2012 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InuFaye (Post 54128882)
Might make a trip to costco this weekend for this.

Why do you think it's worth $219.99?

zhopa 10-22-2012 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrhood (Post 54127758)
I have a question, I bought the LCD version about a year ago...

LCD version?

dubleo 10-22-2012 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrhood (Post 54127758)
I have a question, I bought the LCD version about a year ago, I bought it to use as my main monitor and as a dock for my laptop, so I hook it up with DVI/HDMI for my desktop and VGA for my Laptop, but I could not get those "touch" buttons to work efficiently so I just gave it to my parents and went back to my 2405, all that to ask: how do the touch buttons work on this unit?"
Thanks.

All so called "LED" monitors are LCD monitors with LED lighting instead of CCFL lighting.

Quote:

Originally Posted by zhopa (Post 54129424)
LCD version?

The marketing people got him good.

This is an LCD monitor not a fancy OLED monitor.

alexr1973 10-22-2012 08:46 PM

1920*1080 on 27"???? Thanks, but no.

z9z91 10-22-2012 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dubleo (Post 54128918)
Why do you think it's worth $219.99?

It's not just $219.99. It'll be $250 after tax, recycling fees, your gas, and your time, and other craps.

teo829 10-22-2012 08:55 PM

that red border looks weird to me..

mrhood 10-22-2012 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dubleo (Post 54129460)
All so called "LED" monitors are LCD monitors with LED lighting instead of CCFL lighting.



The marketing people got him good.

This is an LCD monitor not a fancy OLED monitor.

Ahh,,,you know what I meant, hot lights vs cool lights, didn't answer my question, just made fun of me...Thanks.

balloonguy 10-22-2012 10:35 PM

I've got a couple of these set up in dual screen at a couple of workstations in the office... They look absolutely terrible to me with that resolution, but thats what they wanted and they don't seem to mind

Hrshycro 10-22-2012 10:42 PM

You'll want to shoot yourself after a couple hours of viewing 1080p on a 27" screen. Been there, done that.

7seasapart 10-22-2012 10:43 PM

Monitor is big but resolution is not high enough. 1920x1080. It will only occupy ur desktop space. Thumbs down for me.

x_ge0rge 10-22-2012 10:44 PM

the resolution sucks for 27.. also i own the lcd version of this model, the base sucks.. also the touchscreen is a pain in the ass...

BEWARE

cheapodeal 10-22-2012 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by x_ge0rge (Post 54132070)
the resolution sucks for 27.. also i own the lcd version of this model, the base sucks.. also the touchscreen is a pain in the ass...

BEWARE

Thanks for summing up all the previous post in one.

silentalarm 10-22-2012 11:09 PM

how's the resolution and the base? also what's the difference between the led and lcd? are the touchscreen buttons optimized for windows 8??

lol

x_ge0rge 10-22-2012 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silentalarm (Post 54132636)
how's the resolution and the base? also what's the difference between the led and lcd? are the touchscreen buttons optimized for windows 8??

lol

you obviously didnt read my previous post..

resolution sucks for this size, needs to be at least 1200... and this model is LED,
and the touchscreen buttons are for the settings of the monitor.. not like tablet touchscreen lol :P

DivineKaze 10-23-2012 12:00 AM

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

worthmining 10-23-2012 05:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hrshycro (Post 54132054)
You'll want to shoot yourself after a couple hours of viewing 1080p on a 27" screen. Been there, done that.

I
Not if you re over 60 year old your eyes will thank to larger font.

This would be a good surveillance monitor after all.

susano 10-23-2012 05:44 AM

Beware that this monitor does not come with VESA mounting holes.

Parken 10-23-2012 06:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexr1973 (Post 54129546)
1920*1080 on 27"???? Thanks, but no.

Yup major dealbreaker. On 24'' that resolution might fly but not on 27''.

arm&hammer 10-23-2012 06:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by berker (Post 54136044)
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.:lol:

shizlefonizle 10-23-2012 06:26 AM

You guys must have super sharp eyes because 27in with 1900x1080 looks fine to me.

stringz07 10-23-2012 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DivineKaze (Post 54133030)
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.

VaporTrailer 10-23-2012 06:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stringz07 (Post 54136398)
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 ;)

Geezerman 10-23-2012 06:41 AM

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.

haojiang 10-23-2012 06:51 AM

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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Geezerman 10-23-2012 07:09 AM

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.

mrbrucermurray 10-23-2012 07:22 AM

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

frankpakdmys 10-23-2012 07:24 AM

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.

dubleo 10-23-2012 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrhood (Post 54129808)
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:

Originally Posted by frankpakdmys (Post 54137416)
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

shizlefonizle 10-23-2012 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dubleo (Post 54137838)
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

frankpakdmys 10-23-2012 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dubleo (Post 54137838)
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.

jammer 10-23-2012 08:10 AM

Perfect monitor for people with bad eyesight. Personally, I am looking for 1200-1600 vertical pixels in a monitor this size.

jammer 10-23-2012 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shin-n (Post 54136346)
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.

shizlefonizle 10-23-2012 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jammer (Post 54138376)
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.

himeko123 10-23-2012 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jammer (Post 54138320)
Perfect monitor for people with bad eyesight. Personally, I am looking for 1200-1600 vertical pixels in a monitor this size.

Wow, I didn't even know about 1600 vertical monitors. Are there even any under $500, based on quick search I found some on Newegg for about $1000.

jammer 10-23-2012 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shin-n (Post 54138896)
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.


I am only looking for one monitor, and I never said anything about it being affordable. Although and affordable price would be nice.

dubleo 10-23-2012 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shin-n (Post 54138896)
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.

I think I have too many 1080P display devices.

I should start upgrading to 2560 x 1440 soon.

adeptio 10-23-2012 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shin-n (Post 54138896)
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.

wish I had a fry's nearby...
I've thought about ebaying... but it's a big enough purchase I want to be able to return dead pixels..

shizlefonizle 10-23-2012 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adeptio (Post 54142670)
wish I had a fry's nearby...
I've thought about ebaying... but it's a big enough purchase I want to be able to return dead pixels..

only thing stopping me from getting one is how ugly the monitor is, but I guess you cant complain at that price.

dubleo 10-23-2012 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shin-n (Post 54152814)
only thing stopping me from getting one is how ugly the monitor is, but I guess you cant complain at that price.

I'd rather save money and put it towards a PLS or IPS panel display

sly5789 10-23-2012 11:22 PM

Who gives a ?
 
I guess a lot of people missed the one sale a day for the 27" S27B550H, which is an updated version of this for under $190 shipped, no taxed. It is a refub though and same resolution. But can't beat that price.

adeptio 10-24-2012 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shin-n (Post 54152814)
only thing stopping me from getting one is how ugly the monitor is, but I guess you cant complain at that price.

Next time I'm in CA I'll have to take a look... I really want the higher res....

brucejuice 10-24-2012 09:16 AM

confirmed in Robinson, PA (Pittsburgh). In for one. Thanks.

As a note, the 24" is $60 cheaper but that rebate expires today (10/24).

jacob.riese 10-24-2012 11:23 AM

i wish i could spend the cash on this now

bird_of_prey 10-24-2012 02:49 PM

I decided to give it a try and got one today. The font is a little blurred out until i used my radeon to do the scaling for me. I also used windows cleartype and after about 10 minutes i got it pretty looking pretty darn good. Games look fantastic on it also. Skyrim looks good all blown up. Oh and it has 2ms response time and 75hz. good enough for me. For 219+tax it is a steal. Thanks OP.

bird_of_prey 10-26-2012 08:14 AM

Well, My monitor is beautiful when playing games, but then I chose a black background for Windows and I notice a rather large amount of blue leakage coming from the bottom. It's pretty ghastly.

I would return it for another one, but after I removed it and set it up, my 3 yr old took the styrofoam out of it and broke it all apart.Everything else s fine. Does anyone know if Costco will accept the exchange with styrofoam missing?

VaporTrailer 10-26-2012 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bird_of_prey (Post 54223682)
Well, My monitor is beautiful when playing games, but then I chose a black background for Windows and I notice a rather large amount of blue leakage coming from the bottom. It's pretty ghastly.

I would return it for another one, but after I removed it and set it up, my 3 yr old took the styrofoam out of it and broke it all apart.Everything else s fine. Does anyone know if Costco will accept the exchange with styrofoam missing?


They don't care about the styrofoam.
Hell, my sister returned an entire system without the box a couple years ago!

Alex 11-22-2012 09:17 AM

Saw it at the Avondale,AZ location last night.

canknee 11-22-2012 09:24 AM

too bad the resolution is not that great or i'd jump on this!


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