Samsung SyncMaster 960BF 19" LCD Monitor - 5:4 - 4 ms

1280 x 1024 - 16.2 Million Colors - 300 Nit - DVI - White - MPN: 960BFWHITE
Product Details
Description
Detailed Design Lightweight, stylish and slim, our LCD Monitors promise sharp, detailed images, smooth motion quality, and Samsung s exclusive Touch of Color' design. These stylish, powerful and efficient monitors improve the atmosphere of any desktop.
Quick Glance
Interface Connection DVI Yes
Diagonal Size 19 in
Aspect Ratio 5:4
Max Resolution 1280 x 1024
Response Time 4 ms
Green Compliance Energy Star
Contrast Ratio 700:1
Expert Reviews
Samsung SyncMaster 960BF 19
4 Star Review  bonafidereviews.com - Mar 8, 2006

The SyncMaster 960BF is one of Samsung's latest monitors to join their ever-growing 19" LCD lineup. The 960BF is currently priced at $379 and features a brightness of 300 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 700:1, aspect ratio of 5:4, and a response time of 4 ms from gray-to-gray. It only supports a DVI connection but comes packaged with a DVI-to-Analog connection cord for the many consumers that have AGP-based graphic solutions.

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User Reviews
Awesome
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Gaming and surfing web.

Weakness: I prefer to tweak via controls on the monitor, but the software works well.

The first few reviewers must have other problems other than the monitor. I played alot of games and the picture is crystal clear and no ghosting at all. I have a fast system with lots of ram and I am running 7800gt's in sli. If people are seeing ghosting I suggest to upgrade your systems. 6800 ultra is not a very fast card anymore, and would be a real dog running fear in any resolution.

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Bad for gaming
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Good for non-gaming usage

Weakness: Ghosting, blurring, REAL bad at gaming

i bought this monitor from ecost and wanted it for gaming. after joining CS, BF2, NFS:MW felt bad because in ALL games there was ghosting, blurring. even my old LG FLATRON 17" was better, now im not going to buy anything from samsung

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Great Monitor!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Very sharp and clear image, beautiful colours, fast response time, collapses for easy transport, screen can rotate 90 degrees.

Weakness: Image control is available through software only - no button control on the monitor itself.

I've used the monitor to watch DVDs and play counter strike, and saw no ghosting or any other negative effects. Image quality might depend on your computer. Image quality is as good as on my CRT, brightness and contrast were very good.

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Ghosting is really bad, I mean really, really bad.
1 Star Review   By member jliquor - Feb 12, 2006   

Strengths: swivel is neat, nice looking case.

Weakness: ghosting, blurry, res. is just way too low for a 19" monitor

I really don't understand how half of us love this monitor and the other half hate it. I really wanted this thing to work well, I have an older Samsung SyncMaster 172x I have been gaming on it for a couple years with, never a single ghosting problem. I thought the 4ms refresh of the 960bf would make games look even beter, no such luck. I tried changing out the cable, no difference. I even tested my 172x with all the same settings and it looks a thousand times better than the 960bf, I play CS, HL2, BF2, FEAR, all have terrible ghosting on this monitor. If someone has a secret fix, please let us all know. I plan on returning the one I purchased.

77% of readers found this review helpful.

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A great monitor for the $
5 Star Review   By member jimr9999us - Jan 11, 2006   

Strengths: Gaming, internet

Weakness: Video

Plugged the incl. dvi cord from my 6800u to the monitor and in no time was enjoying Call of Duty 2 max settings no ghosting or blurring, beautiful crisp images...Even my wife poked her head in and said "wow"...I won't even mention how sharp "lost coast" looks... P.S. The wife wants one for her office now...I'm thinking deal for a 7800gt? Take a hard look at this monitor before you buy.

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I do not like to play games
5 Star Review     

Strengths: looks, brightness, high resolution image of internet and normal programs at the 1200+ X 1000+ native resolution

Weakness: Manufacturer supplied monitor cd software does not fully load on my Laptop with normal insert and click. Must go to the Samsung wed site to download necessary software.

Again, I do not like games nor will I ever play games. If games are a problem on this monitor, I would never known or care watsoever. I am a Real Estate Broker. This is the best monitor for my clients I have ever seen. I shall use this monitor as a great business asset.

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Sucks for Gaming
2 Star Review   By member Justhereforthisreview - Dec 27, 2005   

Strengths: Good for non-gaming usage, screen is crisp and perfect

Weakness: Streaking, ghosting, disgusting for gaming

Bought this monitor from Best Buy solely for the purpose of gaming - totally sucks for it. Ghosting and streaking in BF2 and Fear, I am returning this today. I would recommend it for office or static image, video usage.

60% of readers found this review helpful.

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Completely awful
1 Star Review     

Strengths: It looks nice as long as there is no movement.

Weakness: This really is awful if there is any movement at all. There is some terrible "motion flicker" that happens in its native resolution.

I should of returned this right away, but I bought it and was stupid - I moved and didn't play around with it much. A waste of $500! You can not play games with this OR watch movies. There is so much flickering. I don't detect ghosting, but the flickering gives me a headache.

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960BF best gaming monitor ever
5 Star Review   By member ppipowerclass - Dec 10, 2005   

Strengths: awesome response time, NO ghosting, great contrast ratio!

Weakness: none that i could find

Got this monitor, and i LOVE IT. Was upgrading from a 930B, and it is awesome. I played about 4 different games on it already, and it runs awesome. I have 2 of them hooked up Dual DVI, and it looks great! very bright, very good over all! i give it a 10 out of 10~

63% of readers found this review helpful.

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Great for everything except movies and games
1 Star Review   By member bionikr - Nov 4, 2005   

Strengths: This monitor has superb image quality for photo editing, web browsing and other document reading. The handle built into the base makes carrying the monitor around easy. Even comes with a DVI cable!

Weakness: This monitor is terrible for gaming and movies. I played BF2 connected to a 6800ultra and there was terrible blurring, ghosting and streaking. My 3 year old 25mb Samsung 191T pulls of movement better

I would recommend this monitor for office use really. If you're not planning to play games or watch movies on this monitor, purchase away. I feel you can get a better bang for your buck with other Samsung, Dell or Hyundai LCD models. Gaming was utterly awful, so I returned this monitor the next day.

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Product Details
Description
Detailed Design Lightweight, stylish and slim, our LCD Monitors promise sharp, detailed images, smooth motion quality, and Samsung s exclusive Touch of Color' design. These stylish, powerful and efficient monitors improve the atmosphere of any desktop.
Quick Glance
Interface Connection DVI Yes
Diagonal Size 19 in
Aspect Ratio 5:4
Max Resolution 1280 x 1024
Response Time 4 ms
Green Compliance Energy Star
Contrast Ratio 700:1
Summary
Product Title Samsung SyncMaster 960BF 19" LCD Monitor - 5:4 - 4 ms
Manufacturer Samsung
Power Score 3.9 | 11 Reviews
Display Panel
Brightness: 300 Nit
Vertical Viewing Angle: 160?
Horizontal Viewing Angle: 160?
Other Features
Included Devices: Monitor Stand
Monitor Color: White
Dimensions
Height: 16.6 in
Width: 16.5 in
Depth: 10.2 in
Weight: 11.20 lbs
Warranty
Warranty Information: 3 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
System Type: Apple Macintosh, PC
Interface Type: Analog, Digital
Mounting: Desktop, Wallmount
Pitch: 0.294 mm
Viewable Size: 19"
Color Depth: 16.2 Million Colors
Expert Reviews
Samsung SyncMaster 960BF 19
4 Star Review  bonafidereviews.com - Mar 8, 2006

The SyncMaster 960BF is one of Samsung's latest monitors to join their ever-growing 19" LCD lineup. The 960BF is currently priced at $379 and features a brightness of 300 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 700:1, aspect ratio of 5:4, and a response time of 4 ms from gray-to-gray. It only supports a DVI connection but comes packaged with a DVI-to-Analog connection cord for the many consumers that have AGP-based graphic solutions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Awesome
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Gaming and surfing web.

Weakness: I prefer to tweak via controls on the monitor, but the software works well.

The first few reviewers must have other problems other than the monitor. I played alot of games and the picture is crystal clear and no ghosting at all. I have a fast system with lots of ram and I am running 7800gt's in sli. If people are seeing ghosting I suggest to upgrade your systems. 6800 ultra is not a very fast card anymore, and would be a real dog running fear in any resolution.

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Bad for gaming
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Good for non-gaming usage

Weakness: Ghosting, blurring, REAL bad at gaming

i bought this monitor from ecost and wanted it for gaming. after joining CS, BF2, NFS:MW felt bad because in ALL games there was ghosting, blurring. even my old LG FLATRON 17" was better, now im not going to buy anything from samsung

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Great Monitor!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Very sharp and clear image, beautiful colours, fast response time, collapses for easy transport, screen can rotate 90 degrees.

Weakness: Image control is available through software only - no button control on the monitor itself.

I've used the monitor to watch DVDs and play counter strike, and saw no ghosting or any other negative effects. Image quality might depend on your computer. Image quality is as good as on my CRT, brightness and contrast were very good.

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Ghosting is really bad, I mean really, really bad.
1 Star Review   By member jliquor - Feb 12, 2006   

Strengths: swivel is neat, nice looking case.

Weakness: ghosting, blurry, res. is just way too low for a 19" monitor

I really don't understand how half of us love this monitor and the other half hate it. I really wanted this thing to work well, I have an older Samsung SyncMaster 172x I have been gaming on it for a couple years with, never a single ghosting problem. I thought the 4ms refresh of the 960bf would make games look even beter, no such luck. I tried changing out the cable, no difference. I even tested my 172x with all the same settings and it looks a thousand times better than the 960bf, I play CS, HL2, BF2, FEAR, all have terrible ghosting on this monitor. If someone has a secret fix, please let us all know. I plan on returning the one I purchased.

77% of readers found this review helpful.

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A great monitor for the $
5 Star Review   By member jimr9999us - Jan 11, 2006   

Strengths: Gaming, internet

Weakness: Video

Plugged the incl. dvi cord from my 6800u to the monitor and in no time was enjoying Call of Duty 2 max settings no ghosting or blurring, beautiful crisp images...Even my wife poked her head in and said "wow"...I won't even mention how sharp "lost coast" looks... P.S. The wife wants one for her office now...I'm thinking deal for a 7800gt? Take a hard look at this monitor before you buy.

60% of readers found this review helpful.

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I do not like to play games
5 Star Review     

Strengths: looks, brightness, high resolution image of internet and normal programs at the 1200+ X 1000+ native resolution

Weakness: Manufacturer supplied monitor cd software does not fully load on my Laptop with normal insert and click. Must go to the Samsung wed site to download necessary software.

Again, I do not like games nor will I ever play games. If games are a problem on this monitor, I would never known or care watsoever. I am a Real Estate Broker. This is the best monitor for my clients I have ever seen. I shall use this monitor as a great business asset.

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Sucks for Gaming
2 Star Review   By member Justhereforthisreview - Dec 27, 2005   

Strengths: Good for non-gaming usage, screen is crisp and perfect

Weakness: Streaking, ghosting, disgusting for gaming

Bought this monitor from Best Buy solely for the purpose of gaming - totally sucks for it. Ghosting and streaking in BF2 and Fear, I am returning this today. I would recommend it for office or static image, video usage.

60% of readers found this review helpful.

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Completely awful
1 Star Review     

Strengths: It looks nice as long as there is no movement.

Weakness: This really is awful if there is any movement at all. There is some terrible "motion flicker" that happens in its native resolution.

I should of returned this right away, but I bought it and was stupid - I moved and didn't play around with it much. A waste of $500! You can not play games with this OR watch movies. There is so much flickering. I don't detect ghosting, but the flickering gives me a headache.

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960BF best gaming monitor ever
5 Star Review   By member ppipowerclass - Dec 10, 2005   

Strengths: awesome response time, NO ghosting, great contrast ratio!

Weakness: none that i could find

Got this monitor, and i LOVE IT. Was upgrading from a 930B, and it is awesome. I played about 4 different games on it already, and it runs awesome. I have 2 of them hooked up Dual DVI, and it looks great! very bright, very good over all! i give it a 10 out of 10~

63% of readers found this review helpful.

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Great for everything except movies and games
1 Star Review   By member bionikr - Nov 4, 2005   

Strengths: This monitor has superb image quality for photo editing, web browsing and other document reading. The handle built into the base makes carrying the monitor around easy. Even comes with a DVI cable!

Weakness: This monitor is terrible for gaming and movies. I played BF2 connected to a 6800ultra and there was terrible blurring, ghosting and streaking. My 3 year old 25mb Samsung 191T pulls of movement better

I would recommend this monitor for office use really. If you're not planning to play games or watch movies on this monitor, purchase away. I feel you can get a better bang for your buck with other Samsung, Dell or Hyundai LCD models. Gaming was utterly awful, so I returned this monitor the next day.

66% of readers found this review helpful.

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