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ASUS VW266H 25.5-in Monitor Review - Going large on a budget

Author: Ryan Shrout
Subject: Displays
Manufacturer: Asus

The Menus and OSD

The on-screen display for the ASUS VW266H monitor is fairly basic but gets the job done.

Here you can see the ASUS Splendid technology implemented in the display's software.  This feature is ASUS' attempt to offer presets for different view modes as you can see above.  Here is how ASUS describes it:
Splendid Video Intelligence Technology adopts a color engine to detect activation and usage of video applications and automatically optimizes image quality with intelligent color, brightness, contrast and sharpness corrections for the best visual results. The Splendid™ offers 5 video modes designed for scenery, theater, gaming, night view, and standard images, 3 skin tones of yellowish, natural and reddish to add a human touch to videos on PC. You can see optimized images on screen and select five modes via hotkey quickly at your will.

Because there is a hot key on the front of the display that lets you cycle between these different settings quickly, you might find yourself actually USING them as opposed to finding one you like initially and keeping it the same the whole time. 

Here are the controls for brightness, contrast, sharpness, etc.  The OverDrive setting will apparently speed up the response time of the display at the expense of some viewing angle support. 

In this menu you can select the color temperature you prefer with options of Cool, Normal, Warm, sRGB and a custom User mode. Skin tone is also selectable with options of Reddish, Natural and Yellowish.  Not joking.

If you don't want to use the convenient cycle button on the front of the display, you can manually select the input here.

This menu allows you to adjust the volume as well as the OSD configuration, aspect control and more.

Here you can adjust the aspect control on the display when you are using various inputs.  For example, you may want to enable over scan when utilizing the HDMI input on the VW266H.

If you are curious if the monitor is receiving the correct signal from your source, you can check the information option to check. 

April 18, 2011 | 10:18 PM - Posted by Henrietta (not verified)

I'm irpmessed! You've managed the almost impossible.

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