ASUS MS236H Monitor Review

On-screen display

ASUS MS236H   Monitor Review

On-Screen Display

The ASUS OSD is certainly comprehensive. Starting from the left we have the predefined colour schemes. These aren't hugely different from each other and mainly seem to effect the the contrast. Second one along is the brightness and contrast itself. Always the first port of call as "out of the box" monitors are always set up to be blindingly bright so the image looks good in the shop, rather than the dark confines of your room.

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Moving along to the colour temperature, which should always be normal although slight adjustments are sometimes necessary for certain tasks or variances in monitor panel. Not all TN panels are built the same.

Should you desire to change your input via the menu, rather than the specialist button, you can do so in the next one along.

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Finally the system setup menu is where you can adjust the volume, aspect ratio and other settings. As well as hit the "reset to defaults" should you tweak a little too much.

The aspect control is a little bone of contention, as it contains full and overscan, but not 1:1 mapping.

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Colour Modes

Demonstrating the colour modes is difficult as all the modes are within a gnats chuff of each other. However as we have this handy backdrop with a lot of colour shift and some very fine detail that can quickly get swamped with vigorous contrast adjustment. Hopefully you'll be able to distinguish here.

Naturally the differences are more visible with the naked eye rather than via a camera lens.

Standard mode                                                    Theatre Mode

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Game mode                                                        Night View mode

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Scenery mode

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Most Recent Comments

06-05-2010, 10:04:15

Nice review VB

While I'm sure many will appreciate the aesthetics of the Monitor, I personally feel that the poor stand and missing VESA mount alone make it a deal breaker. Also consider that at £210, this monitor is among the most expensive TN panels, of which many are LED backlit. Perhaps I'm spoilt by my 2408WFP's viewing angles but even for a TN panel, it doesn't look great at all. I suppose I can't judge the monitor without seeing it in person but I'm not certain that it's thin and minimalistic design offsets its shortcomings.Quote

06-05-2010, 16:17:36

I Hunta x
Not a huge fan of anything about that screen other than its a 1080p 22 inch widescreen, good review tho.

I had the same boxing on my tv when i was using hdmi with my old 4850's, somewere in CCC there is a slider that you just have to slide across and it fills it up to full screen (not that i can remember what its called).Quote

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