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ASUS VH236H 23-Inch Full-HD 2ms LCD Monitor

by Asus
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  • 23-Inch Wide (16:9)
  • 2 ms (GTG) Response Time
  • HDMI/24-Pin DVI-D/15-Pin D-Sub/SPDIF Audio
  • 20000:1 Smart Contrast Ratio
  • 2W x 2 Stereo, RMS
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 8.7 x 16.1 inches ; 12.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 16.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002453K5G
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: VH236H
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (289 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,128 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 2, 2009

Product Description

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Fabulous Colors for Fabulous Entertainment.

The ASUS VH236H LCD monitor delivers stunning high definition visual quality with a 23-inch 1080p Full HD LCD, perfect for HD movies and multimedia.

With HDMI input and built-in stereo speakers, you can attach your gaming console, PC, or Blu-Ray player for instant HD enjoyment. Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, Smart Contrast Ratio Technology, and Aspect Control optimize visuals for all user-scenarios and environments.

With built-in stereo speakers, the ASUS VH236H energizes gaming, HD movies, videos, and graphic-intensive applications.

VH236H - Versatile Widescreen LCD monitor for Instant Multimedia Enjoyment




Key Features

  • 23-inch Full 1080p HD widescreen with spectacular vibrancy (Learn more)
  • HDMI/DVI/VGA inputs with built-in stereo speakers for instant HD multimedia enjoyment (Learn more)
  • Splendid Video Intelligence Technology with 5 preset modes and 3 skin-tone presets (Learn more)
  • ASUS TraceFree 2ms quick response time for flawless gaming and video playback (Learn more)
  • Stylish design with practical wall-mount options for fitting into any type of décor (Learn more)
  • Built-in stereo speakers enhance multimedia and movies (Learn more)
  • Aspect Control automatically optimizes all aspect ratio display modes for undistorted display (Learn more)
  • Covered by ASUS three year LCD monitor warranty for casing and panel for worry-free enjoyment (Learn more)


Learn More

Desktop High Definition Cinematics

Desktop High Definition Cinematics ASUS VH236H features a 23-inch 16:9 widescreen display with 1920x1080 resolution that enables borderless Full HD 1080p full-screen video display. Its vibrant ASUS Splendid display engine and HDMI input provides life-like images so you can enjoy stunning details and High Definition clarity.

HDMI input simplifies cabling in a pure uncompressed digital format for plug-and-play easiness. HDMI provides pristine and stunning audio and video clarity for instant multimedia enjoyment with PC, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, etc.

Along with the TraceFree 2ms (gray-to-gray) response time, the VH236H is lightning quick to provide a smooth and flawless video playback, whether you are playing the fast action games or blockbuster movies.

Also onboard is a digital SPDIF audio output to Connect to your home audio system for complete desktop entertainment experience.

ASUS VH236H is versatile and High Definition ready to handle your multimedia needs.


Delivers Vibrant Images with Exceptional Features

Delivers Vibrant Images with Exceptional Features
  • HDMI input and DVI input with HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) support ensures video signal integrity and image quality.

  • ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) Technology automatically adjusts the luminance of the backlight for better display according to image contents, and improves the contrast ratio to 20000:1 for more realistic night scenes in games and movies.

  • Aspect Control function allows users to select a preferred display mode between Full and 4:3 modes for true-to-life gaming or movie watching without any quality loss or image distortion.

  • The 23-inch widescreen in 16:9 golden ratio gives you the best viewing comfort with more horizontal real estate compared to the traditional 4:3 ratio. 16.7 million display colors deliver rich, colorful images.



Intelligent Image Enhancement with ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology

Intelligent Image Enhancement with ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology adopts a color engine to detect activation and usage of video applications. It then automatically optimizes image quality with intelligent color, brightness, contrast, and sharpness corrections for the best visual results.

Splendid Technology offers five video modes designed for scenery, theater, gaming, night view, and standard images scenarios.

Splendid also provides three skin tones of yellowish, natural and reddish to produce realistic visuals of the human objects in your videos.

You can see optimized images on screen and select between the five modes via a hotkey quickly.


Streamlined, User-friendly Design

Streamlined, User-friendly Design
  • Sophisticated glossy piano-black frame and smooth base design.

  • Built-in stereo speakers enhance audio enjoyment together with true-to-life HD visuals.

  • Convenient key controls for easy set-up in the multi-language OSD.

  • Cable manager helps you manage cables and keep them out of sight.

  • VESA wall mount compatible (100 x 100 mm) minimizes the footprint in homes or offices.

  • 25° ( forward 5°, backwards 20° ) tilting angle for a more ergonomic, comfortable viewing experience.

  • KENSINGTON security lock in public settings.


  • Warranty

    ASUS 3 Years LCD Monitor Warranty + 3 Year Panel Warranty

    The ASUS VH236H is covered by ASUS 3 years LCD monitor warranty for the casing and panel. Accessories and cables covered by 1 year warranty. Please visit Support.ASUS.com for more details on ASUS LCD monitor warranty policy.


    What's in the Box

  • ASUS VH236H LCD Monitor
  • DVI Cable
  • VGA Cable
  • D-sub cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Quick Starter Guide
  • Warranty Information Cards



  • Specifications

  • Panel Size: 23-inch Wide Screen
  • True Resolution: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.266mm
  • Brightness(Max): 300 cd/m2
  • Contrast Ratio (Max): 20000:1 (ASCR)
  • Display Color: 16.7 million
  • Viewing Angle (CR>=10): 160°(H)/160°(V)
  • Response Time: 2 ms (Gray-to-Gray)
  • Video Features: Trace Free Technology, SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology, SPLENDID Video Preset Modes (5 modes), Skin-Tone Selection (3 modes), HDCP support, Color Temperature Selection (5 modes)
  • Audio Features: Stereo Speakers 2Wx2 stereo RMS
  • Convenient Hotkey: SPLENDID Video Preset Mode Selection, Auto. Adjustment, Brightness Adjustment, Volume Adjustment, Input Selection
  • Video Input: HDMI
  • AV Audio Input: HDMI
  • Audio Output: SPDIF (through digital coaxial out)
  • Earphone jack: 3.5mm Mini-jack
  • PC Video Input: DVI-D/D-Sub
  • PC Audio Input: 3.5mm Mini-jack
  • Analog Signal Frequency: 30~83kHz(H)/ 50~75 Hz(V)
  • Digital Signal Frequency: 30 ~ 83KHz(H)/50 ~ 75 Hz(V)
  • Power Consumption: Power Consumption < 55 W, Power Saving Mode < 1 W
  • Chassis Colors: Black
  • Tilt: +20°~ -5°
  • VESA Wall Mounting: 100x100mm
  • Security: Kensington lock
  • Phys.Dimension(WxHxD): 21.61 x 13.7 x 8.66 inches
  • Box Dimension(WxHxD): 24.52 x 18.81 x 6.73 inches
  • Weight: 12.12 lbs
  • Regulation Approval: Energy Star, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, PSB, J-MOSS, RoHS, WEEE


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    Color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice.
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    Product Description

    16:9 Full HD, 2ms, HDMI, SPDIF out and 2Wx2 Build in Speaker

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    If you use sound, use external speakers as the one built in lacks good sound quality.
    Andrew
    In conclusion, this is an excellent monitor, and anyone who buys this is sure to get their money's worth, and more!
    Darien Robertson
    If you play FPS constantly then this is for you, great resolution, awesome response time, great for gaming.
    Taylor

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    153 of 158 people found the following review helpful By J. Lam on July 26, 2009
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    [...]

    One of my criteria is to have built-in speakers. I don't have external speakers nor do I like more tangled wires. The speakers sound better than my old Viewsonic VA1912wb I replaced. That is a welcoming fact. Initially, there was a lot of waviness on screen. The troubleshooting guide suggested video connection as the issue. Turns out that it was my old VGA cable (I didn't want to craw behind the computer initially...). Once I hooked up with the new cable provided, it started working perfectly. I'm running Windows XP Media Center. After I turned off and on my computer, it recognized the new monitor and reset the resolution and refresh rate profile. It now runs at 1920 x 1080 at 60Hz. No driver is needed. I was afraid that I would need to update my video driver since I have a 4 yr+ old computer but I don't. With HDMI, DVI, and SPDIF Audio Output, it will be more than capable to handle my future computer (definitely not with Vista, though).

    Of course, not everything is perfect with this monitor. The buttons and OSD menu are not great. But they are within my expectation based on other reviews I mentioned before. In addition, once you move away from the center view by, say, more than 45 degrees, the picture quality starts degrading rapidly. It means that if you want to show someone standing behind you the pictures on your screen, he/she would need to bend down, sit down, or step back in order to appreciate what you are trying to show. These are just minor flaws that I'm willing to live with for what I'm willing to pay. Overall, I'm a very happy customer.

    August 11, 2009 Update:

    Shortly after I wrote the initial impression above, I began to experience some flickering with the screen.
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    28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Katz on July 28, 2010
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    By the way, i paid $170 after a $20 mail-in-rebate, just so you all know.

    I ordered two of these Asus monitors for use with my desktop. I believe they are absolutely gorgeous monitors. I tested each for dead pixels and found none. They colors are accurate and vibrant, and the screen is plenty bright. The edges are thin and glossy, giving the monitor a nice look. The screen itself is a matte finish so there is limited to no glare.

    I tested the monitor with a few blu-ray movies. The picture is stunning. I'm comparing these two monitors to an HP w2207, a relatively expensive monitor i purchased two years ago. The quality is the same if not better. I think for the price, these monitors are hard to beat. I cannot compare them to newer LED LCD monitors, but unless you have them side-by-side, i doubt one would notice any significant difference.

    I am using my own speakers and not the built-in ones so i cannot comment on them. I might add though that the purchase of a monitor should not be based on speakers, just buy a cheap pair of external ones. Finally the stand. While it is not as ergonomic or as functional as others, it is solid. You can only tilt the screen, it is at a fixed height. While this provides good stability, if you like a custom height or you wish to rotate the screen, you are out of luck.

    I do not consider myself an expert, but i put a lot of careful research into purchasing a good monitor for a good price. I definitely would make this purchase again.

    Hope this helps.
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    32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By EDW on August 13, 2009
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    PROS:
    - Every video connector you could possibly want
    - 23"
    - Very bright
    - Audio is adequate for a monitor
    - Dedicated input select button
    - No obvious dead pixels (knock wood)
    - Cables included: DSUB, DVI, male/male audio, AC power

    CONS:
    - Limited vertical viewing angle!
    - Cumbersome menu / buttons
    - Highly polished bezel & base scratch easily
    - Volume control buried in the menus
    - No LED backlighting (though not advertised as such)

    OTHER:
    This is a lot of monitor for the money! Blows everything in its price range away. If you need a general purpose monitor NOW and can get it cheap (rebate, free shipping, no tax) I recommend it. Though if you can wait, please do as LED backlighting is coming which will give you a potentially more efficient, reliable, inexpensive, lighter, and thinner monitor with significantly better color. I scratched the base before I could even turn it on for the first time, not a big fan of the highly polished plastic motif. Volume is adequate if you turn it way up (85% or more). Biggest con is the vertical viewing angle - no matter how I tilt it I can't get rid of the "dark sky" effect. It's almost as if there is no backlighting at the top, only at the bottom. This is common with most modern LCD monitors though. Base is not particularly flimsy, no vertical adjustment, tilt range is fine. I'm also not a huge fan of the current widescreen craze, and think a square monitor would be ideal. Have seen 1920 x 1200 in stores and prefer that 16:10 aspect ratio to this 16:9, but those are still rather expensive. Note: this is a plug-n-play monitor and doesn't require a driver in XP! Also, the box it comes in should easily survive fairly rough shipping as it is sturdy with plenty of foam inside. Amazon double-boxed mine which made me feel even better about it's journey home.
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