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Souljah January 25, 2011 08:18 AM

What would you do?
 
I'm looking into upgrading my 120hz samsung 20" LCD monitor to something larger and runs a better res then 1680x1050. While I was hoping for a 27" version to be out, I was able to find a 24" 120hz monitor for 350 (typically 500) with the 3d vision kit. Just looking for some advice.. would you jump on this?

Edit: nevermind, I caved and bought the unit. Asus VG236H for $355.00.

On the Lam January 28, 2011 06:43 AM

Hi, I am looking to buy the VG236H this weekend, for $480 including the 3D Vision glasses. Have you set up the monitor, and what are your impressions?

By the way, my current monitor is Dell 2209WA, which is an IPS monitor, and I intend to set up the Dell to the right of the Asus, in Portrait mode.

Souljah January 28, 2011 04:05 PM

I just received it here at work. I'm heading home now in a bit to try it out. I'll let you know how it works in comparison to my other 120hz screen (samsung 2233rz)

I bought it as an open box from NewEgg, which is why it was so cheap. looks like I got everything with it, so I'm pleased so far.. hopefully its not DOA.

Souljah January 28, 2011 09:04 PM

Just hooked it up. At first, the text was really blurry to the point it was unreadable.. after troubleshooting, I found the cable they sent me was a single DVI where a DualDVI cable is required to run 120hz. This is probably because it was open box.

Compared to my samsung 2233rz, its a vast improvement. The biggest problem I had with my samsung was the color quality.. in order to run it at 120hz, you had to run the monitor in "gaming" mode which would be really washed out. The colors on this monitor are bright and vivid. 1080p at 120hz is a nice improvement from the 1680x1050 limitation on the samsung.

Ran a demo of starcraft 2, seems like a totally different game with the brightness. I'm very pleased.

ZZLEE January 28, 2011 09:53 PM

the missing cable is likely the cause fore the return lukky fore YOU :biggrin:

Souljah January 29, 2011 09:52 AM

Yea.. that cable saved me $200.00. If I can sell the 3D kit and my old samsung for say $230.00, I would of paid $120.00 out of pocket for a 23" 120hz monitor.


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