Having recently received this Monitor from Amazon I am very disappointed about the amount of light bleeding around the edges during 'dark scenes'. Despite hours of tinkering and trawling the web I am unable to ascertain if I have a dud or this is normal! Please let me know of your experiences/thoughts. Thanks.
I bought this over the weekend and received it yesterday. I didn't really notice any bleeding because I've only had chance to use it briefly. But I've just set a black background to test your theory.
Sat at a height looking almost directly at the centre of the screen about 1 metre back, I can see bleeding, most noticeably from the top 1/3. It's less obvious at the bottom end and hardly anything from either side. I had to turn all the lights in the room off to notice this though.
The setting are pretty much factory default, except brightness, which I've got down to around 50, because I find it incredibly bright using the standard Windows 7 desktop background and also when viewing websites with a lot of white background.
I'm not sure what the rules are on here about linking to other sites, but if you go onto that very popular video sharing website and search "Bleeding Samsung BX2450", someone has made a comment and shown an example of what he is experiencing. Just to add, I also replaced a 226BW with this and unlike him, I notice a lot less bleeding on the BX2450 than the 226BW. I don't expect the bleeding to ever be zero on this type of screen, but I can see definate improvements over the older 226BW.
Will, thank you very much for your detailed reply i really appreciate it, i have since returned my monitor as it was obviously a dud. Even with the brightness turned down to zero i was still getting light bleed that was very prolific, even in daylight. Again thanks for the response and have a very merry christmas.