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ASUS VG236 Series
LCD Monitor
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Table of contents
Notices.......................................................................................................... iii
Safety information....................................................................................... iv
Care & Cleaning............................................................................................ v
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Adjusting the monitor................................................................... 1-2
1.4
Connect cables.............................................................................. 1-3
1.5
Monitor introduction..................................................................... 1-4
2.1Detaching the arm/stand
(for VESA wall mount)...............................................................2-1
2.2
Assembling the monitor base...................................................... 2-1
3.1
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu ................................................. 3-1
3.2
Specifications summary............................................................... 3-4
3.3
Troubleshooting (FAQ)................................................................. 3-5
3.4
Supported timing list...........................................................................3-6
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
As an Energy Star® Partner, our company has determined
that this product meets the Energy Star® guidelines for
energy efficiency.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio
noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
• Before setting up the monitor, carefully read all the documentation that
came with the package.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, never expose the monitor to rain or
moisture.
• Never try to open the monitor cabinet. The dangerous high voltages
inside the monitor may result in serious physical injury.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• Slots and openings on the back or top of the cabinet are provided for
ventilation. Do not block these slots. Never place this product near or
over a radiator or heat source unless proper ventilation is provided.
• The monitor should be operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to
your home, consult your dealer or local power company.
• Use the appropriate power plug which complies with your local power
standard.
• Do not overload power strips and extention cords. Overloading can
result in fire or electric shock.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
monitor in any area where it may become wet. Place the monitor on a
stable surface.
• Unplug the unit during a lightning storm or if it will not be used for a
long period of time. This will protect the monitor from damage due to
power surges.
• Never push objects or spill liquid of any kind into the slots on the
monitor cabinet.
• To ensure satisfactory operation, use the monitor only with UL listed computers which have appropriate configured receptacles marked
between 100-240V AC.
• If you encounter technical problems with the monitor, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
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Care & Cleaning
•
Before you lift or reposition your monitor, it is better to disconnect the cables
and power cord. Follow the correct lifting techniques when positioning the
monitor. When lifting or carrying the monitor, grasp the edges of the monitor.
Do not lift the display by the stand or the cord.
•
Cleaning. Turn your monitor off and unplug the power cord. Clean the monitor
surface with a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed
with a cloth dampened with mild cleaner.
•
Avoid using a cleaner containing alcohol or acetone. Use a cleaner intended
for use with the LCD. Never spray cleaner directly on the screen, as it may drip
inside the monitor and cause an electric shock.
The following symptoms are normal with the monitor:
•
The screen may flicker during the initial use due to the nature of the fluorescent
light. Turn off the Power Switch and turn it on again to make sure that the
flicker disappears.
•
You may find slightly uneven brightness on the screen depending on the
desktop pattern you use.
•
When the same image is displayed for hours, an afterimage of the previous
screen may remain after switching the image. The screen will recover slowly or
you can turn off the Power Switch for hours.
•
When the screen becomes black or flashes, or cannot work anymore, contact
your dealer or service center to fix it. Do not repair the screen by yourself!
Conventions used in this guide
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying
to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
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Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to http://www.asus.com
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation that may have
been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard
package.
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1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the ASUS® VG236 Series LCD monitor!
The latest widescreen LCD monitor from ASUS provides a crisper, broader, and
brighter display, plus a host of features that enhance your viewing experience.
With these features, you can enjoy the convenience and delightful visual
experience that the VG236 Series brings you!
1.2
Package contents
Check your VG236 Series LCD package for the following items:
LCD monitor
Monitor base
Support CD
Quick start guide
Power cord
Dual-link DVI cable
NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ kit (For VG236H only)
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
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1.3
Adjusting the monitor
•
or optimal viewing, we recommend that you look at the full face of the
F
monitor, then adjust the monitor to the angle that is most comfortable for you.
•
Hold the stand to prevent the monitor from falling when you change its angle.
•
ou can tilt the monitor’s from -5° to 15°, swivel from left-to-right for 150°, and
Y
lift the monitor’s height for about 100mm.
-5°~15°
100mm
150°
150°
0°
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1.4
Connect cables
Connect cables which you need
1.4.1 Rear of the LCD monitor
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1
2
3
4
21 31 41
AC-IN port
HDMI-IN port
DVI port (support NVIDIA® 3D Vision™)
YPbPr port
1.4.2 To connect the Dual-link DVI cable
Connect one end of the Dual-link DVI cable to the DVI port of the monitor
and the other end to the DVI port of a computer. You can use this cable only
if your computer has a Dual-link DVI compliance graphics card that is either
integrated or installed.
The 3D feature is only supported with the monitor’s DVI port.
Notice: To support 3D Vision, please make sure the bundled Dual-link DVI cable is
properly connected the monitor and a 3D Vision compatible graphics card. The 3D
feature is not supported with HDMI or YPbPr connection.
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1.5
Monitor introduction
1.5.1
Front of the LCD monitor
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1.
3
4
5
6
7
Button:
•
Use this Splendid™ hotkey to switch from five video preset modes
(Game Mode, Night View Mode, Scenery Mode, Standard Mode,
Theater Mode) with SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology.
Exit the OSD menu or go back to the previous menu as the OSD menu
is active.
•
2.
Button:
•
Press this button to decrease the value of the function selected or move
to the next function. This is also a hotkey for Contrast adjustment.
•
3.
2
MENU Button:
•
Press this button to enter/select the icon (function) highlighted while the
OSD menu is activated.
4.
Button:
•
Press this button to increase the value of the function selected or move
to the previous function.
This is also a hotkey for Brightness adjustment.
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5.
Input Select Button
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6.
Use this hotkey to switch from DVI,HDMI and YPbPr input signals.
Power button
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Power indicator
Status
Blue
Amber
OFF
Description
ON
Standby mode
OFF
Splendid, Contrast and Brightness adjustment functions will be temporarily
disabled while 3D function is activated.
1.5.2
Experiencing 3D Virtual Effects
ASUS VG236 is a 3D Vision ready LCD monitor which supports PC timing up to
1920x1080@120Hz. To experience fully immersive stereoscopic 3D virtual effects with
VG236; you require NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ kit (shutter glasses, IR emitter), a compatible
NVIDIA-GPU graphics card and a computer with Microsoft® Windows® Vista or Windows® 7
installed. Please visit NVIDIA website (http://www.nvidia.com/) for more information.
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2.1Detaching the arm/stand
(for VESA wall mount)
The detachable stand of the VG236 Series LCD monitor is specially designed for
VESA wall mount.
To detach the arm/stand:
1.
2.
3.
Lower the monitor to its lowest height, and then inset the monitor height
adjustment lock.
Have the front of the monitor face down on a table.
Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws on the VESA cover, the slide out
the arm/base to detach it from themonitor.
•
e recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to prevent
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damage to the monitor.
•
Hold the stand of the monitor when you remove the screws.
The VESA wall mount kit (100 mm x 100 mm) is purchased separately.
For use only with UL Listed Wall Mount Bracket with minimum weight/load 7.4
Kg (Screw size: 4mm x 12 mm)
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2.2
Assembling the monitor base
To assemble the monitor base:
1.
Have the monitor base place on a flat table.
2.
Use the screw, lock the base to the arm according to the below drawing. 3.
Remove the monitor height adjustment lock.
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2
3
The monitor height adjustment lock should NEVER be removed BEFORE you
place the monitor VERTICALLY on a flat surface.
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3.1
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu
3.1.1
How to reconfigure
1.
R G B
Press the MENU button to activate the
OSD menu.
Splendid
Scenery Mode
Standard Mode
Theater Mode
Game Mode
Night View Mode
MENU:
S:Exit
2.
Press  and  to navigate through the functions. Highlight and activate
the desired function by pressing the MENU button. If the function selected
has a sub-menu, press  and  again to navigate through the sub-menu
functions. Highlight and activate the desired sub-menu function by pressing
the MENU button.
3.
Press  and  to change the settings of the selected function.
4.
To exit the OSD menu, press the
adjust any other function. 3.1.2
1.
button. Repeat step 2 and step 3 to
OSD Function Introduction
R G B
Spendid
Splendid
Scenery Mode
This function contains five sub-functions
Standard Mode
Theater Mode
you can select for your preference. Each
Game Mode
Night View Mode
mode has the Reset selection, allowing
you to maintain your setting or return to the
MENU:
S:Exit
preset mode.
• Scenery Mode: best choice for scenery photo display with SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology.
•
Standard Mode: best choice for document editing with SPLENDID™
Video Intelligence Technology.
•
Theater Mode: best choice for movie with SPLENDID™ Video
Intelligence Technology.
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Game Mode: best choice for game playing with SPLENDID™ Video
Intelligence Technology.
•
Night View Mode: best choice for dark-scene game or movie with
SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology.
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In the Standard Mode, the Satuation and ASCR functions are not userconfigurable.
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In the other modes, the sRGB function is not user-configurable.
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Image
You can adjust Brightness, Contrast, ASCR,
Trace Free, Sharpness, and Saturation from
this main function.
R G B
Image
Brightness
Contrast
ASCR
Trace Free
Sharpness
Saturation
100
80
60
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50
S:Exit
MENU:
•
Brightness: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
this function.
•
Contrast: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
this function.
•
ASCR: Select YES or NO to enable or disable dynamic contrast ratio
function.
•
Trace Free: to speed up the response time by Trace Free Technology.
•
Sharpness: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
•
Saturation: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
3.
Color
Select the image color you like from this
function.
•
is a hotkey to activate
R G B
Color
Color Temp
Skin Tone
MENU:
•
is a hotkey to activate
S:Exit
Color Temp.: contains five color modes including Cool, Normal, Warm,
sRGB, and User Mode.
Skin Tone: contains three color modes including Reddish, Natural, and
Yellowish.
In the User mode, colors of R (Red), G (Green), and B (Bluee) are user
configurable; the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
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4.
Input Select
In this function, you can select an input
source among DVI, HDMI, and YPbPr.
R G B
Imput Select
DVI
HDMI
YPbPr
MENU:
5.
S:Exit
System Setup
Allow you to adjust the system.
R G B
System Steup
Splendid Demo Mode
Aspect Control
OSD Steup
Language
Information
All Reset
MENU:
S:Exit
•
Splendid Demo Mode: “Yes” allows you to activate Splendid Demo mode.
•
Aspect Control: adjusts aspect ratio among “Full”, “4:3”, and “OverScan”
(For HDMI and YPbPr modes only).
•
OSD Setup: adjusts “H-Position” (horizontal position) and “V-Position”
(vertical position), and “Transparency” of the OSD. The adjusting range
is from 0 to 100. In the “OSD Timeout” selection, you can adjust the OSD
timeout from 10 to 120 seconds.
•
Language: there are eleven languages for your selection, including
English, German, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, Traditional
Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
•
•
Information: shows the monitor information.
All Reset: “Yes” allows you to revert to the preset mode.
All Splendid, Image and Color adjustment functions will be disabled for most
optimized video performance while 3D function is activated
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Specifications summary
Model
VG236H/HE
Panel Size
23”W (58.4 cm)
True Resolution
Brightness (Max.)
Intrisinc Contrast Ratio (Max.)
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio
(ASCR)
1920x1080 (up to 120Hz)
400cd/m2
1000:1
100,000:1
Viewing Angle (CR=10)
170°(H) ; 160°(V)
Color Saturation (NTSC)
72%
Display Colors
16.7 M
Response Time
2ms (Gray to Gray)
Yes (Ready for 3D PC games and
videos playback)
Yes
NVIDIA® 3D VISIONTM Compliance
Trace Free II Technology
SplendidTM Video Intelligence
Tech.
Aspect Control Technology
PC input
Yes (5 video preset mode selections)
Yes (Full and 4:3 selections)
DVI (support NVIDIA 3D Vision)
Video input
HDMI, YPbPr
Power ON
< 60W
Power Saving Mode
< 2W
Power Off Mode
Tilt
VESA Wall Mounting
< 1W
+15° ~ -5°
Yes (100mm x 100mm)
Phys. Dimension
550 x 420 x 250 mm
Box Dimension (WxHxD)
625 x 483 x 232 mm
Net Weight (Esti.)
Gross Weight (Esti.)
Voltage Rating
Accessories
7.0 kg
11.1/10.3 kg
AC:100~240V (Built-in)
Dual-Link DVI cable, Power cord,
Quick start guide, Warranty card,
Support CD, NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit (for
VG236H only)
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3.3
Troubleshooting (FAQ)
Problem
Power LED is not ON
Possible Solution
• Press the button to check if the monitor
is in the ON mode.
• Check if the power cord is properly
connected to the monitor and the power
outlet.
The power LED lights amber and there is no • Check if the monitor and the computer are
screen image
in the ON mode.
• Make sure the signal cable is properly
connected the monitor and the computer.
• Inspect the signal cable and make sure
none of the pins are bent.
• Connect the computer with another
available monitor to check if the computer
is properly working.
Screen image is too light or dark
• Adjust the Contrast and Brightness
settings via OSD.
Screen image bounces or a wave pattern is • Make sure the signal cable is properly
present in the image
connected to the monitor and the
computer.
• Move electrical devices that may cause
electrical interference.
Screen image has color defects (white does • Inspect the signal cable and make sure
not look white)
that none of the pins are bent.
• Perform Reset via OSD.
• Adjust the R/G/B color settings or select
the Color Temperature via OSD.
3D function is not well working
• Make sure the bundled dual-link DVI cable
is properly connected to the monitor and a
compatible NVIDIA-GPU graphics card.
• Make sure the NVIDIA® 3D glasses and
IR emitter are properly connected to the
computer via USB cables.
• Make sure the computer was installed with
Microsoft® Windows Vista or Windows 7
operating system, and required NVIDIA
3D drivers.
• Make sure screen resolution setting is
1920x1080 at 120Hz, 110Hz or 100Hz.
• Visit NVIDIA website (http://www.nvidia.
com/) for more information about system
requirements, setup instructions, and PC
games supported.
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Supported timing list
Resolution
Refresh
Horizontal Frequency
640x480
640x480
640x480
640x480
640x350
720x400
800x600
800x600
800x600
800x600
832x624
848x480
1024x768
1024x768
1024x768
1152x864
1280x720
1280x720
1280x768
1280x800
1280x800
1280x960
1280x1024
1280x1024
1366x768
1440x900
1440x900
1680x1050
1920x1080
1920x1080* (DVI)
1920x1080* (DVI)
1920x1080* (DVI)
640X480P (HDMI/YPbPr)
720x480P (HDMI/YPbPr)
720x576P (HDMI/YPbPr)
1280x720P (HDMI/YPbPr)
1280x720P (HDMI/YPbPr)
1920x1080i (HDMI/YPbPr)
1920x1080i (HDMI/YPbPr)
1920x1080P (HDMI/YPbPr)
1920x1080P (HDMI/YPbPr)
Rate
60Hz
67Hz
72Hz
75Hz
70Hz
70Hz
56Hz
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
70Hz
75Hz
75Hz
60Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
100Hz
110Hz
120Hz
59.94/60Hz
59.95/60Hz
50Hz
50Hz
59.94/60Hz
50Hz
59.94/60Hz
50Hz
59.94/60Hz
31.469kHz
35kHz
37.861kHz
37.5kHz
31.469kHz
31.469kHz
35.156kHz
37.879kHz
48.077kHz
46.875kHz
49.725kHz
31.02kHz
48.363kHz
56.476kHz
60.023kHz
67.5kHz
44.444/44.772kHz
56.456kHz
47.396kHz
49.306/49.702kHz
62.795kHz
60kHz
63.981kHz
79.976kHz
47.7kHz
55.469/55.935kHz
70.635kHz
64.674/65.29kHz
66.587/67.5kHz
113.3 kHz(2D)/113.8KHz(3D)
125.1 kHz(2D)/125.7KHz(3D)
137.2 kHz(2D/3D)
31.469/31.5kHz
31.469/31.5kHz
31.25kHz
37.5kHz
44.955/45kHz
28.125kHz
33.716/33.75
56.25kHz
67.433/67.5kHz
Note: You must select one of the “*” timings for enabling 3D feature with a compatible NVIDIA-GPU
graphics card via Dual-link DVI cable connection.
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