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This review is from: ASUS VE247H 23.6" Full HD 1920x1080 2ms HDMI DVI-D VGA Back-lit LED Monitor (Electronics)
Type VE247H into google and one of the suggested completions will be 'ghosting fix'. This monitor uses something called "Overdrive" to make the response time 2ms instead of 5ms. The result is 'inverse ghosting' -- basically, black font on a white background will leave a 'trail.' The only way to fix this is to go into the service menu by holding the power button and menu button (while the monitor is off), then pressing the menu button again (once the monitor is on), and setting 'OD' to off. Sadly, this has to be done everytime you switch inputs or turn the monitor off. Very annoying, avoid the VE24x series at all costs. Asus has no fix for this nor any plans to remedy the situation.
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Initial post: Jan 10, 2012 4:23:20 PM PST
Thanks for the heads up. What would you recommend as an alternative to this? NewEgg has this for $150 and I had considered buying it until reading your review here. I currently have an old Samsung SyncMaster 171v.
Posted on Feb 26, 2012 1:26:59 PM PST
Rita Fae Walsh says:
I used this monitor with my gaming computer and I had 0 ghosting on BF3.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 6:50:59 PM PDT
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Last edited by the author on Mar 11, 2012 7:39:51 PM PDT
BF3 = Battlefield 3. A brand new game from Electronic Arts. A game that I'm sure would require quite a lot from both computer and monitor to play efficiently.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2012 6:00:58 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2012 7:57:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 19, 2012 7:59:11 PM PDT
Benjamin. It seems to me that you would prefer not to read the discussion thoroughly, and instead would rather indulge in writing self-aggrandizing comments.
Yes, any monitor could make anything play. I just meant one that is modern with more detail. I did mention earlier that I have a very old square monitor. "Efficiently" as in getting the most out of the game without having to turn your controls down. And I never said that THIS monitor we're discussing would make gaming more efficient. Again, I was speaking in terms of owning a really old monitor like mine. It doesn't have to be THIS one. Just any modern monitor with higher resolution and better picture capabilities overall.
Posted on Dec 12, 2012 6:09:50 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 12, 2012 6:15:09 AM PST
B. George says:
This comment was the absolute MOST INFORMATIVE! And because of this particular review (and I've read well over 46 of them) is the most convincing reason as to why i am now going play it safe and buy the two 24inch LED Viewsonic monitors instead! Great review G.Carter...and thanks!
Oh, and btw.... About the ghosting issue with this monitor, if you are playing video games, there is no ghosting. in fact, it's a GREAT monitor for video games, yes, such as BF3. But as for text, and typing in words in documents, there is ghosting. Not that big a deal if it doesn't both you. Some people it doesn't. BUT... if that type of thing DOES bother you, and you plan to do a lot of typing of words and business...then this monitor may not be for you.
Posted on Feb 18, 2013 9:38:30 PM PST
Paul Bags says:
So they use silly gimicks to pad their stats? Depressing, and alarming. Why do computer monitors these days need speakers & several different color modes & blah blah blah? Isn't the job of a monitor to accurately present a visual picture? I don't want some kludgy firmware deciding it needs to 'filter' the input it's receive, I just want it to display the picture.
Are there any honest and reliable monitors out there?
Posted on Apr 13, 2013 5:19:33 AM PDT
I just bought this monitor. It's fantastic and I have no ghosting whatsoever.
Posted on May 20, 2013 3:48:05 PM PDT
A. Reviewer says:
I purchased this monitor and unfortunately have experienced exactly what G. Carter has described. Does not make it unusable, but disappointing.