I bought the Samsung Syncmaster 205BW a few years ago on a Black Friday special. I lucked out because I had done no research when I grabbed it off the shelf at the store...I was planning on buying a different brand at another store but I saw this at the first store we went to and it was competitive with the other brands sale price so I decided on this one...I knew Samsung was a good name in electronics and I have heard bad things about the other brand since I bought The Samsung monitor so like I said, I lucked out when I bought this monitor. First off, it's HUGE compared to the old monitor I had. The set-up was easy. Two cords; one for the electrical outlet and one to plug into the back of my computer.it goes to sleep automatically when I shut down my computer at night but I often will turn the switch off too to save on electricity. There are several other buttons to adjust brightness and color but I haven't changed the settings at all in the few years I've owned it..I'm on my second PC but wouldn't change the monitor for anything..When I hooked up my new computer last month, I didn't need to change anything on the settings..Awesome product!
Old Town, ME