|ASUS VG236H 120Hz LCD Monitor 3D-Vision Set|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Monitor | HDTV|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 12 October 2010|
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ASUS VG236H Detailed Features
Although the included ASUS VG236H monitor stand offers 4" height travel, +15° to -5° tilt, and 150° swivel adjustments, some users may want to mount this monitor onto a wall surface. The 23.6" widescreen profile can accept a standard VESA 100mm x 100mm mounting system if desired by removing the four screws that secure the stand. Additionally, a Kensington lock is available to keep the panel securely tethered to a desktop or wall mount.
Because this TFT active matrix LCD panel offers a noteworthy 400 nits brightness (400 cd/m2), watching movies at 1080p resolution is made enjoyable with the 23.6-inch horizontal viewing area. Video inputs include digital DVI-D, three-channel analog component video (YPbPr), and digital HDMI. Users may connect all three inputs, and select the source using on-screen display menu buttons located along the bezel.
The ASUS VG236H is a 120Hz LCD monitor that offers different refresh rates for analog and digital applications. The horizontal refresh rate is 24~140KHz (Digital) and 24~83KHz (Analog). Vertical refresh rates are 50~122Hz (Digital) and 50~85Hz (Analog). For best results, (dual-link DVI) digital connection is advised, and it's required for 3D applications. Please note: analog and digital refresh rates specified at the ASUS website are reversed.
On a related note, users should understand that the 120Hz refresh rate is only available via dual-link DVI connections, and not possible through HDMI. The highest refresh rate available using HDMI is 60Hz, which is not enough for 3D Vision functionality.
Each ASUS VG236H monitor is bundled with a NVIDIA 3D Vision gaming kit, complete with spare rubber nose pieces, travel pouch, cleaning cloth, and IR transmitter. The retail NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision home kit costs almost $200 online, which values the monitor at approximately $300. This costs significantly more than standard 60Hz widescreen 23.6" LCD monitors, but falls in-line with the limited number of 120Hz models available.
Unfortunately, ASUS does not sell a monitor-only version of the VG236H set (despite mention of model VG236 in the user manual), which means that only the most affluent enthusiasts will be capable of enjoying 3D Vision Surround. If you're interested in how 3D Vision and 3D Vision will effect your video game frame rate performance, continue reading to the next section...