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Hey Guys,

So I bought a 23" Monitor (Asus VH238H) off Newegg the other day. It arrived a couple of hours ago and I immediately started to tinker with the settings and such. Right now its hooked up to my laptop (via a VGA cable) as I haven't purchased the parts for my rig yet.

Here's my problem. The picture is noticeably blurry. I've played around with the settings numerous times but no luck.

Now my laptop has a native resolution of 1280 by 720. Does the fact that it has to "convert" the image to 1920 by 1080 result in the blurriness. Or is it a problem with the monitor itself?

Thanks so much for the help!
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post #2 of 10
Try to mess with the refresh rate in windows. I would tell you if you don't know but not sure what OS you are using.
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I'm using Windows 7.

Edit* - So I just checked what the refresh rate is currently at and it said 60Hz. So there shouldn't be a problem there.
Edited by iSyntac - 5/12/11 at 1:43pm
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If you run LCD monitors at ANY other resolution than the actual physical one (in this case 1920x1080), it will look blurry. Period. That is an inherent fault in LCD monitors. You should only run them at native if you're gonna read text.

Also, bad VGA cables might produce a more blurry image.
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If you run LCD monitors at ANY other resolution than the actual physical one (in this case 1920x1080), it will look blurry. Period. That is an inherent fault in LCD monitors. You should only run them at native if you're gonna read text.

Also, bad VGA cables might produce a more blurry image.
The monitor itself is running at it's native res of 1920 by 1080. However the laptop that's outputting the image to the monitor runs at a native resolution of 1280 by 720. Would the fact that the laptops native resolution is different than that of the monitors cause the blurriness?
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Originally Posted by iSyntac View Post
The monitor itself is running at it's native res of 1920 by 1080. However the laptop that's outputting the image to the monitor runs at a native resolution of 1280 by 720. Would the fact that the laptops native resolution is different than that of the monitors cause the blurriness?
No. I've ran 4 monitors with different resolutions in the past. Doesn't make a bit of difference.

How blurry is it?
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Originally Posted by iSyntac View Post
I'm using Windows 7.

Edit* - So I just checked what the refresh rate is currently at and it said 60Hz. So there shouldn't be a problem there.
Try to tweak it a little bit and play around with it... try 65Hz etc... just guessing at the easy stuff first.

EDIT: Also you can keep the monitor unplugged and bring up the menus on the monitor if that looks blurry then it's most likely a bad monitor.
post #8 of 10
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How blurry is it?
Hmmm... how best to describe it. Text simply doesn't look sharp at times. Sometimes it can appear grainy at the edges.

It might be the finish on the monitor. My laptop has a glossy finish whereas the VH238H has a matte finish. It may just be something I need to get used to.

One last question... Does anyone with this monitor know what its optimal color settings are? I can't seem to find that perfect balance...

Thanks again.
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post #9 of 10
Control panel > Display > Adjust clear font text. Turn on cleartype and select the best choices for you.
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Originally Posted by iSyntac View Post
Hmmm... how best to describe it. Text simply doesn't look sharp at times. Sometimes it can appear grainy at the edges.

It might be the finish on the monitor. My laptop has a glossy finish whereas the VH238H has a matte finish. It may just be something I need to get used to.

One last question... Does anyone with this monitor know what its optimal color settings are? I can't seem to find that perfect balance...

Thanks again.
I've never seen an LCD monitor with matte coating bad enough to make the text look "blurry".
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