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3.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a general monitor, but not too good for gaming., September 11, 2011
This review is from: Asus VE278Q 27-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers (Electronics)
I bought this monitor for gaming on my xbox & ps3, it has a really beautiful picture, vibrant colors, crisp text. I mainly play Call of Duty, and everyone out there who plays CoD knows how fast-paced it is, I came from a old 27'' CRT TV to this, and although I love the look of the picture, I suffered from a mild input lag (I play on 10 sensitivity, so I can feel the difference) and when I'd turn & look around, the objects in the game would streak black lines, I tried to fix that by setting the trace-free function to 100 (highest/fastest response time) but it seemed to make it worse, the only way to get rid of it was to actually set the trace-free lower to about 40, but at that point you start to get motion blur. Anyways, it didn't satisfy me enough to leave my CRT for this, but I will be purchasing the ASUS VH236H soon to try it out, because it is cheaper and is used in gaming tournaments such as EVO and MLG (so it must have pretty good quality)

Pros
-Excellent Picture
-Large size
-No dead pixels
-No backlight bleed

Cons
-Noticeable blur & input lag (for me)
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Initial post: Sep 13, 2011 5:54:12 PM PDT
Kid Icarus says:
I am glad to see a fellow gamer post reviews on large specialty monitors. I'm tired of the "I'm not a gamer but I think this is really neat" speech from everybody. Gaming is mostly what I do on the PC also.

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 9:49:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 14, 2011 9:49:38 PM PDT
@ Morales. no offense, but this is not a gaming monitor for consoles. this is a monitor for PC, which displays superior visual quality than HDMI through DVI connection which only a PC with a motherboard/graphics card capable output (or adapter).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2011 11:41:54 AM PST
Arthur says:
@Branden Lucero

DVI and HDMI video are the exact same signal...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2011 3:22:53 AM PST
Tyler M. P. says:
Brandon is correct in respect to this monitor, but you are correct in technical terms.

This monitor handles both ports and signals sent to them differently. DVI displays with superior chroma/color resolution compared to video sent to this panel via HDMI. Though you are right, technically it "should" be the same and in many cases DVI and HDMI are interchangeable via simple cable adapters, this monitor does not handle both ports with the same video processing. The resulting image over HDMI appears roughly similar to a decent quality component video signal running at 1080i (minus the interlacing). In fact when connected to your PC, the HDMI port treats the signal as a component/analog signal even letting you run set the display to 1080i if you want (and it's actually output on the monitor in a true interlaced format) and set overscan levels.

Motion blur on this monitor can be improved noticeably by setting Trace Free to 40. Certainly worth a shot.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2011 2:04:31 PM PST
Yes... same signals ... however, you have to understand that gaming consoles do not have graphics cards anywhere near that of a computer.

Posted on Feb 25, 2012 9:43:46 AM PST
W. Zyrkowski says:
Actually Just got one of these Beauties and Asus has the Trace set at 60 even befire adjustinganything . No dark shadows here
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