Samsung SyncMaster 226BW Deals

By Benny Har-Even



August 5, 2014, 5:56 am

Samsung 226BW. Mine came with an HDCP sticker on it BUT it's not really. Don't be fooled.


February 22, 2015, 4:19 am

I bought this SS-226BW in 2007 and it still runs like new (2015). I don't care what HDCP is until its something I need on a PC monitor for Office and light gaming. It also survived crossing the Earth and handled a few earthquakes admirably.


January 10, 2016, 2:45 pm

Crazy all this is coming back around.

I've had mine since 2006... still excellent, if a bit dim compared to the much brighter screens available today. The HDCP compliance was a great hidden gem -- Netflix, iTunes and all the others require HDCP monitors if you're driving it off a laptop like I do, for example.

I'll be looking for some thing bigger soon, I just hope whatever I find is as reliable as this old dog has been.

Slawomir Kortas

April 2, 2016, 5:10 pm

Have had mine since 2007, that's 9 years ago and I still use it every day. Found this thread as I was looking for VESA mount dimensions. 100mm it is. Gonna hang it in my home office soon.

Mine does have a small flaw, however. Some time ago the monitor wouldn't turn on. I had to physically unplug it from the power strip, and plug it back in for it to power on. Now, it will "die" every few days like that. Usually it will just respond to the power button, but every other week or so, I have to switch off and on the power strip for the monitor to work. I have of course exchanged the strip already, and the power cord itself, too. It's the monitor for sure. Doesn't bother me much, 9 years of service is a good track record.

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