Very STUPID design of current line of SAMSUNG (LCD) monitors

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by RiceHigh, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. RiceHigh

    RiceHigh Guest

    Purchased a Samsung top of the line 17" LCD monitor 770P Syncmaster on
    June 8. I must say the compatibility of this product (and many current
    line of Samsung monitor products as well) and its usability in design
    is really a big joke.

    The culprit is all about the Samsung greatly promoted MagicTune, which
    is simply a purely software controlled monitor design. There is not
    even one button nor any OSD/menu built into the monitors. Once the
    MagicTune failed to communicate with the PC, the display card OR the OS
    is not supported, then no adjustment of any kind can be made to the
    monitor - not even talking about calibration as such, because even very
    basic settings like brightness (black level) and contrast adjustment is
    impossible!

    Even worst is that the MagicTune software is really really buggy, for
    both the original bundled CD version nor the latest version from the
    Samsung MagicTune "support" site. The selected language has never been
    correct for my numerious installation trials (for the two mentioned
    versions and on different machines) - fortunately I can still know the
    wrongly installed different language and go into the option to change
    it back to the right one after the installation. The displayed button
    and graphics are occasionally displayed in wrong places and in a chaos.
    Too bad really. I wonder if the software has gone through any
    systematic testing before it is rolled out onto the market..

    It's a big shame for Samsung to market and sell poor and stupid product
    like this. I have tried a Creative 3Dlabs, a Asus NVidia VGA card, a
    MSI 845G VGA card and a MSI 845G DVI card. All the four display cards
    are having different display and/or communication problem with the
    Samsung monitor, i.e. either the physical and logical display area are
    mismatched or two cards out of the four failed to communicate with the
    MagicTune!

    Finnaly, the saddest thing is that the picture quality LCD panel of my
    Samsung 770P is really excellent indeed, even I still cannot adjust it
    with a proper brightness and contrast combination (not even for a
    properly calibrated monitor). Now that highlights and shadows are
    clipped slightly on my 770P monitor (say for those from 0 to 16 and 240
    to 256) but the image and picture quality is still looking very very
    good. I do believe it does have an excellent panel afterall.

    BTW, Samsung has promised a total refund for my 770P, but I still wish
    to share my this terrible experience here so that anyone who considers
    a Samsung product should think twice and test in detail if possible
    before buying! I have decided that after I receive my refunded money, I
    shall go for a Eizo 1731 (which is just slightly dearer than the 770P
    but hearsay tells that the Eizo still uses the same Samsung panel!)
    Anyway I do have more confidence in Eizo than Samsung now!

    I have used Samsung monitors since 1995 for a 15" CRT Syncmaster and
    then a 152T dual input LCD and now the 770P, too bad I am seeing
    clearly that deterioration in product compatibility and usability. My
    770P synchronise very poorly for different video modes, e.g. text mode
    is often out of the area and dependent on display adaptor used which
    have never happened to any of my previous Samsung product! (but why
    thing got right in the past but now that in a mess?)

    RiceHigh
    http://www.geocities.com/ricehigh
     
    RiceHigh, Jun 30, 2006
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    Neil Ellwood Guest

    I am using a Samsung monitor (syncmaster 753df) at this moment and have
    nothing but praise for it, it has a flat screen and is a crt.
     
    Neil Ellwood, Jun 30, 2006
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    Robert Barr Guest

    Likewise, exact same creature on my desk here.

    I'm also using a Samsung 740B 17" LCD, though, and I'm not terribly
    impressed with it. And yes, the included software is horrible. This
    LCD monitor, though, has plenty of on-screen controls. Hmm....
     
    Robert Barr, Jul 1, 2006
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  4. RiceHigh

    RiceHigh Guest

    Robert Barr 寫�:
    Yes, as long as there are control buttons *at* the monitor, there will
    be no problem!

    RiceHIgh
    http://www.geocities.com/ricehigh
     
    RiceHigh, Jul 1, 2006
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    DD Guest

    All Samsung products are crap. Never again will they see a cent of mine
    for anything.
     
    DD, Jul 3, 2006
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  6. RiceHigh

    RiceHigh Guest

    How about your experience that made you decided to do so?

    RiceHigh
    http://www.geocities.com/ricehigh
     
    RiceHigh, Jul 5, 2006
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