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Samsung Syncmaster T260 really that bad?

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June 27, 2009 9:25:37 AM

I'm considering the Samsung T260 and will use it mostly for office work, programming etc. After reading reviews like (in Danish), I am concerned that I will be disappointed. Translated from the review: "For office work, text and graphics, I have to admit that the screen is a bit too big for the bad viewing angle. Text along the edges isn't "clear" and for graphics, there is a slight change of colors depending on your eyes' position to the screen."

Can any T260 owners comment on this?

I'm currently using a Dell 2001fp from 2005 (1600x1200). I believe it is an S-IPS panel. Apart from two replacements (uneven backlight), I've been very happy with it. Text is clear and colors look "right". It cost almost twice the price of a T260. Is there a chance that the Dell is in fact a better quality panel than the Samsung T260?

Any comments are appreciated. I really like the specs and the price on the T260, and I don't need the absolute best of the best screens, but it has to deliver for normal desktop use.
June 30, 2009 2:46:11 PM

I've had the T260 since January of this year. I love it. It does require some adjustmant - default is incredibly bright!

It's worlds better than the Hannspree 28 I took back before I bought this one.
No blotchy backlight issues- like the Hanns.

The controls are easy to use.

I'm not a high graphics guy either, but pictures look very good, video is more than acceptable, text and the net is excellent and HD is incredible. I using an nVidia 9600 GSO with 768mb.
July 8, 2009 9:37:00 PM

bump
I was thinking about purchasing the ridiculously huge T260HD
The only think holding me back was finding a better deal. In store cost is around $500 after tax and i saw it online 2 weeks ago for 380 new with free shipping / no tax

Right now I'm thinking of getting the Dell s2409w which is priced around 280 but dell has been doing promotions on their site for around $200 250 after everything else tho...

I would like to hear more opinions of the samsung T260 tho I've also read that the picture angle is not that good
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July 8, 2009 10:03:05 PM

I'm now leaning towards the LG W2600HP-BF. It's supposed to have a better quality panel, and doesn't cost that much more.
July 9, 2009 3:30:52 AM

hmmm have u seen the G2410? only downside imo is that it doesn't have HDMI but from legit reviews the screen pic is amazing
January 24, 2010 7:06:46 PM

You can get the VIZIO VL260M 26in 1080p LCD HDTV for under $300. It uses a superior panel (S-IPS vs the Samsung's TN) which gives u an overall better viewing experience.
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