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Hey People,

I am a little confused with all the choices..can you please help me?
I need a 23" monitor for mainly Music Production work amd sometimes do some Photoshop editing.
I have narrowed it down to 5 choices, being..Asus VS238H-P, Asus VS247H-P, ASUS VS239H-P, ASUS VS24AH-P and ASUS VX238H.
I don't need speakers but would like a good representation of color and to be able to work long days with minimal eye strain.
Could you please give me 1 or 2 recommendations from the above list please?

Thank You.
Chris
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Before I make a recommendation, what's your budget?
     
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Hi,
I would like to keep it under $200...times r tuff lol!
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All of those monitors except for the Asus VS24AH-P (it uses a really high frequency which should not cause issues) use LED PWM Dimming (read about the side effects here) which can cause some people to experience eyestrain and/or headaches. The VS24AH-P is by far the best choice since it uses an IPS panel and is a good all around monitor.

The following monitors are also PWM Free, use IPS panels and cost less than 200$. Use Google or Chrome to translate the reviews.

Acer H226HQL Glossy
Acer S236HLtmjj Glossy
Asus VX239H Matte (it's new and is not widely available yet)
Dell P2314H Matte

The Acer's are glossy and will look clearer than the VS24AH and P2314 which use matte coatings. Sometimes the P2314H goes on sale for less than 200$
Edited by MenacingTuba - 4/8/14 at 10:46pm
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Very interesting info on LED PWM...Thanks for all your info...very helpfull.

Which of these two, Asus VX239H Matte, Dell P2314H Matte do you prefer and is bleeding an issue with these IPS monitors?

I've also always liked the Samsung visual clarity. Are there any Samsungs that you would recommend or are they much the same quality as the ones you have mentioned?

Thank you so much for your input MenacingTuba.
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P.s. What do you think of the Asus MX, PA, PB series of monitors?
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Most monitors can suffer from back-light bleeding which is why it is best to buy monitors from retailers with hassle free return and exchange policies. Samsung is not currently selling any decent, PWM free monitors in your price range. Glossy monitors are the clearest and the last glossy monitor Samsung sold came out in 2012.

Dells warranty is better than Asus's and the VX239H and P2314H perform similarly so I would pick the Dell, but would chose the Acer S236HL over the Asus and Dell.

The MX /PB/PA series monitors in your price range are worse than the VX239H and are not PWM free.
Edited by MenacingTuba - 4/10/14 at 12:28am
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Most monitors can suffer from back-light bleeding which is why it is best to buy monitors from retailers with hassle free return and exchange policies. Samsung is not currently selling any decent, PWM free monitors in your price range. Glossy monitors are the clearest and the last glossy monitor Samsung sold came out in 2012.

Dells warranty is better than Asus's and the VX239H and P2314H perform similarly so I would pick the Dell, but would chose the Acer S236HL over the Asus and Dell.

The MX /PB/PA series monitors in your price range are worse than the VX239H and are not PWM free.

One potential issue with the ASUS VX239H is that there is no adjustable 'Trace Free' overdrive setting. The default (and only) setting has a degree of inverse ghosting so personally I'd recommend the Dell over that and indeed the other current options.
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One potential issue with the ASUS VX239H is that there is no adjustable 'Trace Free' overdrive setting. The default (and only) setting has a degree of inverse ghosting so personally I'd recommend the Dell over that and indeed the other current options.

It's overshoot free accord to =DEAD= and he always criticizes monitors which suffer from overshoot ghosting and lack overdrive controls.
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It's overshoot free accord to =DEAD= and he always criticizes monitors which suffer from overshoot ghosting and lack overdrive controls.

I don't like to second-guess how =DEAD= reached this conclusion, I know he is a very experienced reviewer and usually picks up on monitors with overshoot problems. If he is only using PixPerAn then it's possible that the issue exists with different shade transitions to those assessed by PixPerAn. What I do know, though, is that I recommended the VX279H VX239H to a user who did notice a problem with inverse ghosting. This is when I first learnt that the VX actually lacks the TraceFree overdrive control. I recommended this user tries the MX version instead as he liked everything else about the VX (including style which was important to him) and he found it much better once the TF was lowered to 20.

Edit: Actually it was the VX239H that the user reported inverse ghosting on. Interesting.
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