ASUS 23.6-inch VH242H Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor: Delivers Vibrant Images with Exceptional Features.
ASUS VH242H LCD monitor presents you with stunning High Definition visual quality with exceptional features. The VH242H features a 23.6-inch 1080p Full HD LCD screen that is 16:9 ratio, perfect for High Definition movies.
With HDMI input and built-in stereo speakers, you can attach your gaming console, PC or Blu-Ray player for instant High Definition enjoyment.
With features such as ASUS' exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) Technology, Aspect Control and HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection), the VH242H optimizes your visual experience for all user-scenarios and environments.
The ASUS VH242H makes the most out of your computer for gaming, HD movies, videos and graphic-intensive applications with its quick 5ms response rate. With built-in stereo speakers, VH242H gives you instant multimedia enjoyment.
Give your eyes a treat today with the ASUS VH242H!
23.6-inch full 1080p HD widescreen with 5ms quick response time
HDMI/DVI/VGA inputs with built-in stereo speakers for instant HD multimedia enjoyment
Splendid Video Intelligence Technology with 5 preset modes and 3 skin-tone presets
HDCP support and Windows Vista certified enables full-quality digital HD content playback
Stylish design with practical wall-mount options for fitting into any type of décors
ASUS Innovation and Quality
ASUS is the world leader in motherboards and graphics cards, and is the fastest growing of the top 10 notebook brands (currently number 5).*
The ASUS product portfolio includes notebooks, Eee PCs, motherboards, graphics cards, and much more.
In 2008 alone, ASUS products won 3,056 distinguished awards thanks to the innovative user-centric technologies such as Splendid Video Intelligence, the ASUS exclusive display optimization technology that is included in every ASUS LCD monitors and notebooks.
High Definition Cinematics Right On Your Desk
ASUS VH242H features as 23.6-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.
Also onboard is a digital SPDIF audio output to connect to your home audio system for complete desktop entertainment experience.
ASUS VH242H is versatile and High Definition ready to handle your multimedia needs.
Delivers Vibrant Images with Exceptional Features
DVI input with HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) supported ensures video signal integrity and image quality, giving you the best visuals through digital video technology.
ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) Technology automatically adjusts the luminance of the backlight for better displays according to the image contents, and improves the contrast ratio to 20000:1 – resulting in more realistic rendering of night scenes during games or 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 23.6-inch widescreen in 16:9 golden ratio gives you the best viewing comfort with more horizontal estate compared to traditional 4:3 ratio. 16.7 million display colors deliver rich and colorful images.
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 will then automatically optimize image quality with intelligent color, brightness, contrast and sharpness corrections for the best visual results.
The Splendid offers 5 video modes designed for scenery, theater, gaming, night view, and standard images scenarios.
Splendid also provides 3 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 at your will.
Sleek and User-friendly Design for Modern Décor and Ease-of-Use
ASUS designed glossy piano-black frame and smooth base design create a classy look for VH242H.
Built-in stereo speakers enable audio enjoyment together with true-to-life HD visual.
Convenient key controls for easy set-up in the multi-language OSD.
Cable manager helps you to manage tangling cables and wires and put them out of sight.
VESA Wall Mount compatible (100 x 100 mm), helps you minimize its footprint and fit into your home or office décor.
25° ( forward 5°, backwards 20° )Tilting Angle for a more ergonomic and comfortable viewing experience.
KENSINGTON security lock for security in public environment.
ASUS 3 Years LCD Monitor Warranty + 3 Years Panel Warranty
ASUS VH242H's come with ASUS 3 years LCD monitor warranty for its casing and panel. Accessories and cables come with 1 year warranty. Within 3 years, if more than 3 bright dots and/or 5 dark dots are found, ASUS will replace the panel under the warranty. A bright dot is a white defective dot that is over 1/2 of the whole sub-pixel under BLACK pattern. A dark dot is a black defective dot that is over 1/2 of the whole sub-pixel under any pattern. Please visit Support.ASUS.com for more details on ASUS LCD monitor warranty policy.
What's in the Box
ASUS VH242H LCD Monitor
Quick Starter Guide
Warranty Information Cards
Panel Size: 23.6-inch Wide Screen
True Resolution: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Pixel Pitch: 0.272mm
Brightness(Max): 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (Max): 20000:1 (ASCR)
Display Color: 16.7M
Viewing Angle (CR>=10): 170°(H)/160°(V)
Response Time: 5 ms
Video Features: SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology, SPLENDID Video Preset Modes (5 modes), Skin-Tone Selection (3 mode), HDCP support, Color Temperature Selection (5 modes)
Well, I was shopping for a new monitor to upgrade my 15 inch lcd. After shopping around, I saw this monitor and instantly was intrigued. A 24 inch monitor for less than 200 dollars seemed a little cheap. But anyone who knows about computers can tell you that Asus is no small name. So I gave it a shot, and I don't regret it! This monitor looks great with computer games, it has all the computer inputs you need as well as HDMI! Hooking an Xbox 360 through this looks just as good as my 1080p 42" tv. Even my HDMI DVR box looks great with this monitor. The buttons feel a little cheap on this, but when do you ever use them? This monitor is a smart choice to save the most money and have the same quality as a $400 monitor. I get compliments about this monitor from people who paid way more for an HP or Dell monitor. If you are the least bit interested in this product, buy it!
After almost a year with this monitor, it still performs perfectly. The blue power light did burn out however and only lights up on occasion. Also, to clarify, sound does get output through the monitor when using hdmi with an xbox 360 or other device.
After 3+ months of great use of the VH242H, I cam home to find a problem that seems to be affecting/afflicting several other reviewers of this monitor - a flickering gray screen that does not seem to abate. I'll be hitting up ASUS service in the next few days, and will update this review or add comments as things progress.
Up until now, I've been very happy with this monitor and would certainly have given it 4 stars. I'm giving it 2 stars instead of 1 star because it did so well. I might downgrade it depending on how ASUS service deals with this monitor.
Well, the monitor has gone to the ASUS repair facility and returned to me (with about a 2-week lag, and not the best online information regarding whether the monitor had been shipped or not), and it worked right out of the box.
And then it didn't. After putting my MacBook Pro to sleep and waking it up I found... the flickering BLACK screen of death. After jiggling, I was able to get the monitor working, but this happens now every time I either put the computer to sleep or unhook the monitor cable (which connects to a DisplayPort adapter). I've updated the video; more to follow soon.
The monitor had a very nice picture for the month that it was functioning. When it went black suddenly, I was sent into the ASUS Customer Service abyss. All phone calls seemed to send me back to the website... which was useless. I finally managed to get an RMA and sent the monitor back at my cost. After 5 weeks with no email or calls as to the status of the monitor, I finally received my supposedly repaired monitor back. Blacks are red. The picture quality is terrible with ghosting and flickering everywhere. Clearly nobody even looked at the monitor after "repairing" it.
I will seek a refund and will never purchase ASUS products again.
While I have used Asus MoBo's and video cards in the past, this is my first Asus monitor.
I replaced two 17" Samsung LCD's with this one 24". It is truly beautfiul. The color clarity and sharpness of the image are excellent. The HDMI port allows me to hook up a cable box to watch TV. The DVI port is connected to my PC.
I am very impressed with this ASUS VH242H monitor.
My 22" monitor blew and I hooked up an old 14", that's right, 14 INCH TV type monitor I had in my garage from 1995. (Something told me to not throw it away) Anyway, after a few days on that, my eyes were killing me. I started researching a new LCD. I enjoyed my 22" but figured if I could go a bit bigger, why not!
I am a single mom so my budget was not high. I did my research extensively and found this 23.6" beauty. With the free shipping offered at Amazon.com, it was the best deal I could find ANYWHERE. (And I looked in many stores and websites) All I can say is WOW!! The color is nice & the size is gigantic. My eyes thank me since there is no eye strain needed to view it. I am not technical so I can not get into the buttons and features as I do not use them. The monitor was super simple to hook up...even for me. Took me about 5 minutes to get it powered up. Watching a show on Hulu or a video on Youtube was like watching it on regular tv. Sweet!
If you are on the fence about purchasing this monitor, trust me when I tell you, you will not be disappointed. Hit the BUY button before they discontinue it as most models get replaced by new models. For the price, this is the WINNER!
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I purchased this monitor a couple months ago after discovering how poorly my PS3 performed on my 20" CRT television; many games were simply unplayable because of blurry text, so a replacement had to be made. So, I did a little research and eventually decided to purchase this monitor, as it was about the right size for my needs and had the feature that I needed most, HDMI input. It was also significantly cheaper than comparatively-sized monitors and TVs.
Set-up was fairly easy, though the cables are a bit difficult to plug in. I connected the power cable to the monitor, then I attached the HDMI cable (which I purchased separately; VGA and DVI cables are included here, but not HDMI). I started up the monitor and the PS3, but the monitor seemed to find the signal a bit more slowly than I would have liked. I attributed this entirely to the PS3; I was wrong. It took several seconds to find the HDMI signal every time I started it, and I would frequently miss the PS3's start-up jingle. I figured this was normal; again, I was wrong.
Anyway, I continued with the monitor for the next couple weeks, being pretty happy with it, though not totally satisfied. The colors looked bland on Standard mode and were too dark on Dynamic, and finding a happy medium via manual adjustment was nearly impossible. On top of that, the start-up problem worsened; in addition to being delayed, the monitor would also flash gray and white several times before returning to normal. I thought this was a problem with the PS3 or the HDMI cable, but it wasn't - eventually, it began flashing even on the monitor's start-up screen. Yet again, I assumed this to be normal and not a problem.
A few weeks later, the flashing problem was extended into gameplay itself, though only for a few minutes.Read more ›