Joined on 10/25/04
Pros: Excellent picture on analog (digital doesn't work and Samsung is replacing this monitor). Very nice, height-adjustable stand. Awesome sized screen (the monitor is wider than my keyboard). Samsung's technical support (once you get past level 1) is pretty good.
Cons: I received this monitor yesterday. I hooked it up with DVI only. It would not work. After trying the analog connection, I finally had a picture. I updated the drivers on my video card and updated my computer on Windows Update. After checking and rechecking all the connections and multiple reboots, I broke down and called Samsung. The level 1 tech was not much help. After waiting 40 minutes, I spoke with a level 2 tech. He was friendly and helpful. We tested my graphic card's DVI port by using the analog adapter which came with the graphics card. We then determined the problem was with the monitor and not the graphics card. There is very little documentation. There is a "quick setup guide" but it is generic for all Samsung LCD monitors. The one pictured doesn't even remotely resemble this monitor.
Overall Review: The level 2 tech assured me this was an isolated case. A new monitor (not refurbished) will be shipped. I was told it should arrive within 5 - 7 days. Still, it is extremely frustrating to buy a brand new product that only partially works.
Verbatim quality, budget priced.
Pros: 100% success with these so far. No coasters. Compatible with my Samsung SE-506AB/TSBD and Sony BDP-S580 player. Cheap!
Cons: Not compatible with some hardware.
Overall Review: If your equipment is compatible with this inexpensive, LTH media, this is the way to go. After the NewEgg coupon code, these were half the price of the regular, non-LTH type, Verbatim BD-R media.
Pros: Small. Portable. USB powered. Works with a desktop, laptop, netbook or as a standalone player with a USB equipped monitor or television.
Overall Review: I've made 4 Blu-ray backups so far with no problems. I've successfully burned Verbatim BD-R and Verbatim BD-R LTH media.