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ASUS VH236H vs ASUS VH238H

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May 8, 2012 5:16:47 PM

Trying to get a budget screen that is decent for the money. Using this for HD video editing (I know it won't be pro quality- that's fine). The ASUS VH236H has some good reviews, especially from gamers, but I was also looking at the newer, LED version- ASUS VH238H- which is only 1 dollar more on Amazon.

Now, this of course makes me suspicious, and I've heard mixed reviews on the latter (specifically that they may fail faster, blooming issues, bluish color issues). Was wondering if anyone has used either of these monitors first hand or knows of a better monitor with the same price ($160).

Thanks!

PS. Tried posting this in Graphics and Displays but it does not seem to fit in any subsections....
May 8, 2012 5:51:20 PM

I have an Asus VH238H, and I love it. I've had it since April of 2011, so just over a year now, and have had no problems with it. The colors are very vibrant and well tuned in my opinion. It definitely takes a little self calibrating, but after a few minutes I was able to get the colors right where I wanted them. I use it mostly for gaming purposes, and my games look beautiful in HD. I haven't noticed any bluish color issues accept for before I calibrated the coloring on my own it was a bit strong, but not over bearing. I got really into being nit picky about tvs when I was researching my first hd tv and I think that has given me a pretty good eye for quality and I am very satisfied with my VH238H. It is very bright though which maybe leads to the faster fail rate you have read about, if I am looking at my monitor and then look at my tv my tv seems too dim because of how bright my monitor is. It doesn't bother my eyes though and does look really good and I trust in Asus alot to make a very good product. I have always loved Asus for their amazing prices backed by amazing products. I definitely recommend it, I love the LED back lighting.
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May 8, 2012 7:18:41 PM

Cool, thanks for the info. Everything sounds good, except for the whole "Faster fail rate" thing. Would turning the brightness down help eliminate that? I'm wondering if I should stick with the 236H just to be safe, since it has such universal acclaim, but I don't want to miss out on any improvements to the image from LED back lighting.
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May 8, 2012 9:02:33 PM

jpastuch said:
Cool, thanks for the info. Everything sounds good, except for the whole "Faster fail rate" thing. Would turning the brightness down help eliminate that? I'm wondering if I should stick with the 236H just to be safe, since it has such universal acclaim, but I don't want to miss out on any improvements to the image from LED back lighting.



The brightness thing was purely a guess, I have no idea if that contributes to any kind of faster failure. Honestly, I didn't read to many reviews about a bad failure rate for the 8H. When you have a group of hundreds of people who buy a product and leave reviews you are gonna have some bad ones, but I know on newegg.com the good reviews far out weigh the bad reviews. I love the LED back lighting. I think its a solid product, and you could turn down the brightness if that worries you. Either way you go though will be good, i'm sure the 6H is also a great HD monitor. Enjoy!
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