|Screen Size||23.6 inches|
Asus VH242H 23.6-Inch Full-HD LCD Monitor with Integrated Speakers
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- 23.6-Inch Widescreen (16:9)
- 5 ms 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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|Display Resolution Maximum||—||1920 x 1080||1920x1080 pixels||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920 x 1080|
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|Item Dimensions||8.66 x 22.13 x 16.38 in||16.13 x 22.42 x 7.91 in||19.65 x 6.73 x 15.16 in||22.56 x 8.09 x 16.23 in||7.3 x 21.3 x 16 in||2.48 x 22.24 x 13.94 in|
|Item Weight||12.8 lbs||9.7 lbs||6.6 lbs||9 lbs||6.4 lbs||9.3 lbs|
16:9 Full HD, HDMI, SPDIF out and 2Wx2 Build in Speaker
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
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 3 Years LCD Monitor Warranty + 3 Years Panel WarrantyASUS 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
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice.
Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.
Product may not be exactly as shown in photos.
* According to IDC's Q4 2008 Worldwide Portable PC Shipments data.
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Comparing to my previous monitor, an Acer AL2002W, this monitor is very bright(too bright! you most likely will have to adjust settings) and the colors pop amazingly...while the Acer has dull, faded colors and too dim(no way to brighten it enough).
The built-in speaker in the monitor is unfortunately placed in the back so the sound reproduction is not directed at your ear, and therefor not a good choice to use for anything where sound is critical, or gaming, or music listening, or movie viewing... However, for an office monitor this is adequate enough and should suffice. Otherwise, stick with your desktop speakers, or whatever you have for sound.
Ok, 1 of the biggest complaints with this monitor is the settings buttons on the panel. I have a little trouble as well pressing these buttons because they are positioned at a slant and rounded off...and due to the monitor stand not raising the monitor more than 3" or so...it can be a pain to use these. I have desktop speakers and other things on the side of the monitor so using these buttons with my hand from the side involves moving things around. Nevertheless, once you find the settings that suits your needs all around, there is really very little need to adjust the settings any more. Although you can use the different splendid modes, I just stick with the standard mode in sRGB color temp, looks very nice and from web browsing, to gaming, to photoediting I don't need to adjust the settings at all.
Final note, I haven't had any issues with the monitor at all, no dead pixels, no flickering, packaged very well so no damage from shipping at all. I don't put my computer to sleep or hibernation so I haven't experienced the gray flickering situation either. Connected in DVI mode and completely satisfied. Will just have to see how it last over time now.
The monitor's great, the brightness is amazing, and the contrast is definitely good. A little bit of bleeding is visible around the bottom edge in dark images, but definitely not a big issue, it's not bad enough to detract from anything I'm looking at, and it's something I'm willing to tolerate at this price level.
The speakers are quite weak, as one might expect, but Asus has provided all the ports you need. I actually have this monitor hooked up to both my desktop and my PS3. My desktop is hooked up to an external speaker system, and I wanted to hook my PS3 up to the same system without a big expensive setup. If you're looking for something similar, here's how I did it:
My desktop is hooked up to the monitor via DVI, and my PS3 is hooked up via HDMI, which carries the audio signal from the PS3 to the monitor. I then connected a male-male 3.5mm audio cable to the headphone port on the VH242H (the output port, which is black; the green one is for input, which will allow you to connect your desktop sound to your monitor, if you're primarily relying on the monitor's speakers) to the microphone port on my desktop. Next (this applies to Windows 7, other versions of Windows should be quite similar), right click the audio icon in the taskbar and select Recording Devices. Find the device into which you plugged the cable, right click it, and open the Properties window. On the Listen tab, check the checkbox next to "Listen to this device." Now, all sound that the monitor would normally play is instead routed through your computer, allowing you to pass it through to the same sound system your computer is hooked up to. Keep in mind, sound from the HDMI connection will only be sent while the monitor is actively on the HDMI video input, while sound from your computer will always be playing. This is actually really convenient, as I can play whatever games on my PS3, and when I need to get back onto my computer for whatever multitasking I'm doing, I don't have to somehow mute the PS3.
Anyways, to sum it up, a great monitor at a great price, that allows me to do everything I wanted it to do: handle multiple inputs, and allow me to pass through audio signals to a better sound system. We'll see how this monitor stands the test of time, and I'll return with a part two to this review in the future!
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