Pros: Full 144 Hz Frequency now in Res above 1920x1080.
Full 1 ms Response Time now in Res above 1920x1080. (DisplayPort Cable of powerful Caliber required for this... As of the time of this Review, i'm using the Cable: "Coboc CL-DP8K-6BK DisplayPort to DisplayPort 1.4 Cable, DP 1.4 Male to Male - 8K@60Hz Resolution Ready DP to DP Cable in Black - 6FT" Also purchased here on NewEgg. I DIRECTLY advise against attempting to get away with using ANY DisplayPort Cable of lower caliber then 1.4 Standard for 144 Hz + 1 ms, & Length greater then 6ish Feet!)
Looks epic good!
Compared to the prior Samsung Syncmaster, imho the Stand is sturdier & feels less scary to manipulate & position, like when carefully scooting around the Desktop trying to fine tune its Desktop Positioning. (& I mean the Hardware Desktop, not the OS Desktop mind you.)
I'm not totally sure on this, but it feels to me like the Curve of this Screen is even better in terms of viewing comfort then this Monitor's Ancestor...
Compared to the Syncmaster, unplugging & replugging Locking DisplayPort Cables is less uncomfortable & difficult for thicker fingers like mine.
Cons: This Monitor's Instruction Book swears that the Monitor can be tilted up, but I can't figure out how to do it... it can't quit seeming like the Stand is 100% rigid & inflexible & no attempt to push forward on the Monitor Screen Bottom & push back on the Monitor Screen Top at the same time to make it tilt like how I did with the Samsung Syncmaster Screen ever makes it move & i'm afraid to try pushing hard or it feels like i'll break the connection between Monitor & Stand... & the Instructions are useless as to telling me HOW to perform the Screen Tilting. This aspect of the Monitor Instructions is in dire need of fix.
Lucky for me i've changed my mind about trying to Tilt the Screen up after discovering my Center Speaker of my "Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System - THX, Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Certified - Black" (Guilty Confession: Bought elsewhere... regret...) turned out to not be able to sit in the space under the Screen & in the nook of the Stand Legs, let alone without blocking access to the Monitor On/Off Button. Gonna add a Desk Riser to my Strategy to address this Issue + raise Monitor to Eye Level as a substitute for Tilting Screen up. I'm curious if the Monitor Making Devs somehow never expected any User of this Monitor to 5.1 Speaker instead of 2 Speaker... I humbly suggest please taking 5.1 into account in the future... 5 Speaker Surround Sound is useful for better enjoyment of many kinds of Games, including but not limited to "Hunt: Showdown"...
Overall Review: This Monitor's rocked thus far once I got it Hooked Up, Old Monitor Drivers booted, New Monitor Drivered up, & games I play changed to new Res Setting. Also took notice that compared to the Syncmaster's Menu Interface, this one's seems improved in Display Performance.
This is written from the point of view of usage for a Gaming PC running on W10 Home, & a "SAPPHIRE Radeon VII DirectX 12 21291-01-40G 16GB 4096-Bit HBM2 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card" Graphics Card. (Still have no clue why Hunt: Showdown even on this bad boy is averaging 55 - 70sh FPS... CPU might be Bottleneck...?)
My condolences to those who live the dreaded nightmare of getting this Monitor then falling victim to Factory Defect &/or Shipper Mishandling.
P.S. Hope my Review wasn't too yappy.
Pros: This monitor is almost entirely pros. I genuinely love this product. I did however experience some cons.
Cons: -The stand is awful. Factor in the price of a new stand or vesa mount if you're considering the odyssey g5 34". It only has a slight vertical tilt which feels like you're gonna break something when adjusting it. The monitor rests tilted towards your keyboard, if you tilt it upwards to a more enjoyable viewing angle, it slowly settles back into the down position. The stand is why I docked an egg. It really is the worst. Think buying toilet paper when covid hit. It's that bad.-Flickering issue. So for the first week of owning it I noticed a brightness flickering issue in things like games, blender, photoshop. After some googling I found the identical flickering issue on the 240hz G7. There was a simple firmware update to fix the G7 flickering. However, the firmware update file listed on samsung's website for the G5 34 (M-T5500GGZA-1006.0[3F6C].bin) doesn't work for the G5 34. Monitor keeps saying, "No update files found on USB", tried with several usbs all formatted to FAT32, put the (.bin) file at top of directory, it just doesn't work, it's as if the file is for the 32" 144hz monitor instead of the 165hz 34". They both share the same firmware file download but have different specs, doesn't make sense. Turns out it doesn't matter, the reason my Odyssey G5 34 was flickering is because I had gsync enabled in my nvidia control panel. My previous monitor was a 24" gsync dell, so when I upgraded to this one I didn't think to disable the gsync option due to the fact this is a freesync monitor. There really wasn't much information about the G5 out there so diagnosing this was a huge pain. Hopefully someone who also has gsync enabled from their previous monitor can read this and solve their issue. -Final con but it's not the monitor's fault. Hooking this monitor up to my 1080ti with the provided display port cable caused my pc to take longer to boot up. My boot time is normally around 5-10 seconds. It ramped up to about 30-60 seconds. Seems trivial but it genuinely annoyed me. And the longer boot times only began after getting this monitor so I suspected it was related. I started digging, turns out this monitor runs display port 1.4, 10 series nvidia cards and older require a firmware update to enable compatibility with the display port 1.4 feature. The website I found claimed a display port 1.4 monitor plugged into a graphics card that isn't display port 1.4 enabled can cause slower boot times, hang on boot, and even failed boot. Updated my 1080ti's firmware and boot speeds are back to 5-10 seconds. Again, I hope someone that's experiencing the same issues reads this and solves their problems because this monitor is definitely worth keeping.
Overall Review: Overall? This is an amazing monitor, it performs as advertised. The toggle menu is easy to navigate. HDR was bashed by a lot of the reviews I read but I personally found it enjoyable and pleasant on the eyes. The 1000R curve was another complaint from some others but I genuinely enjoy it. First time looking at it I thought I made a mistake buying a 1000R but after dropping in my first match of warzone I completely forgot I even bought a new monitor, it wasn't until I got sent back to the lobby that I remembered life existed around me. Very immersive experience. Would definitely recommend, especially if there's a sale going on. Was on sale with an addition promo discount when I grabbed mine. You're going to need those savings to invest in a vesa mount as the stand, and I can't stress this enough, is garbage.
Pros: Phenomenal value, great performance and specs for price. No defects, the curve is smooth, 1440p res is awesome and 144hz is awesome.
Cons: Only one HDMI 2.1 port unfortunately, but that’s the only downside to this great monitor.
Overall Review: Definitely recommend this to anyone who wants 2k resolution (don’t really need 4K res), 144hz, a reliable brand, HDMI 2.1 and curved display.
Pros: Love the rgb, the curve is great I don’t have to turn my head it like hugs my eyes perfect like if u look in the middle u can see everything on the screen in your peripheral‘s
Cons: The blue blinking light at the bottom near the power button blinks when turned off so I put black tape over it
Overall Review: Best monitor I bought and first too for my pc build
Pros: - great color accuracy for VA (on par with my IPS monitors)
- incredible 240hz
- easy to use UI
- includes G-Sync
- beatiful 1000r curve
- includes vesa mounting option
- great stand
Cons: - the lighting effects were not very good. the only options were static, flash and rainbow
- cable management rack at the back is not easily accessible
- you cannot tilt the monitor to the left much as opposed to the 90 degree right tilt.
Overall Review: I highly recommend this monitor to everyone. The G7 is perfect to me because it is a cross between resolution and performance. I find it amazing that you can get a 1440p monitor thats 240hz. Back when I was looking for monitors, I thought that I could only get high refresh rates on 1080p monitors, but no, this monitor is truly a great one! Before I got this monitor, I used a dell SE2717H. It was 1080p 75hz and a decent monitor. That monitor had a horrible navigation system. This one uses one button in the center to navigate, which I really love!
Pros: Gorgeous screen
Solid Build Quality
Cons: No firmware updates available. Currently posted firmware (Mid 2021) incompatible with this model (tisk tisk, Samsung).
Intermittent Grey Flickering Issues unless refresh rate pinned down to 100hz.
HDR can get washed out in some situations
Overall Review: My recommendation for this product is tentative at this point as I'm pending an RMA for the flickering.
The monitor is rock solid at 100hz, but this is supposed to be a 165hz monitor. I'll update this review post RMA if anything changes.
Pros: -Display, color and clarity comparable to the more expensive G9
-Picture by Picture support is fantastic. It's a feature of the G9 I use quite often
-All the bells and whistles, fast refresh rate, low lag, super quick response time and just about all the configuration options you find on the G7 and G9.
Cons: -The monitor tilt is a bit stiff
-Monitor stand doesn't have height adjustment (the most annoying of all the cons)
-Doesn't support 10-bit color
-Power cable contains a power brick instead of a single cord made cable management less friendly
Overall Review: As a G9 user, this was an awesome display to pair it with. It's definitely great for gaming. Beautiful and vibrant colors and all the bells and whistles you'd expect at this price point.
Samsung would do well to consider any future 21:9 ultrawide 1000r monitors to come with a height adjustable stand like what was provided for the G9 and G7.
None of the cons, however, are any reason not to consider the G5 ultrawide.
21:9 aspect ratio
Overall Review: I found this monitor quite bizarre. It has fantastic black levels. In the picture you can see my all black desktop background. Almost flawless, and I'm saying that as an OLED lover. And the black is uniform. But when it comes to grey levels... somehow it gets an IPS like glow around the corners and has terrible uniformity.
The color is atrocious. I had to do tons of fiddling to get it usable, but that involved boosting the color vibrancy to insane levels, just for it to show red as red instead of a washed out brown, and even then it doesn't hold a candle to my regular entry level IPS monitor
Finally, this monitor's greatest sin is the curvature. The 1000R should be avoided at all costs. It's not even a uniform curve! It is more curved in the middle of the screen than the edges, so it has a bizarre dip in the middle and then flattens out on the sides. Wack. This might work for gaming but for everything else you get warping. Like... moving a desktop window from one side to the other you can see it distort. See pictures for more on the curve.