My Acer 17” LCD died recently so I moved my 19” Hyndui monitor to it’s spot and added a 24” AOC 2436Vw . The 16x9 ratio takes a little getting used to. I found the total lack of a manual surprising. It wasn’t to be found on the CD that came with the monitor either. I couldn’t find it on their website but a quick email to tech support and I received a pdf of a manual that details what all of the myriad on screen controls do.
The onscreen software that is supposed to do what the hardware button does seems to be incompatible with Windows 7. It loaded but it won’t do a darn thing.
The specs on the monitor don’t give you the warranty. Apparently I am one of the sole surviving consumers that wants to know what the warranty is before I purchase a product. I had to email AOC tech support to find out the warranty. It was not listed on the AOC site under the monitor’s specifications either.
Buy.com site had Q&A on the monitor. One of the answers said that the monitor came with cables. It does, a USB cable and a VGA cable. I wanted the HDMI/DVI cable. I’ve ordered it from Amazon. My local Staples didn’t carry it and since Staples cables are grotesquely overpriced anyway, I decided Amazon was the best move.
I’m quite satisfied with the quality of the monitor. The mysterious warranty is for three years and it is way beyond me why they don’t want people to know that.
I would suggest to AOC that they add a manual to the promo DVD they include with the monitor. They already have added the cost of the DVD so why not drop a pdf of the manual on the same disc? Both cables would be nice but since I saw lots of people complaining online that the monitor they got had no cables, I guess I should be glad this came with a cable.
Hulu looks incredible on the monitor and it is nice to have two full sheets up sided by side, big enough for me to be able to see. (bifocals bite!)
This is a nice monitor and I hope it gives me as many years as the ACER did.
The 2436Vw comes with and DVI-D input with HDCP for maximum content delivery. It boasts a 5ms response time to eliminate drag, and amazing 60,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio and a USB pass-thru connector for convenient access to a USB connection. The 2436Vw also comes with Touch Key sensitive controls and Glossy Bezel & Shellfish Texture for a stylish, user-friendly display.
DVI with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz)
USB 2.0 pass-thru connector
60,000:1 High Contract Ratio
16.7 Million Color
Touch Key sensitive controls
Shell Texture Design: The symmetrical perfection of rear cover and base that resembles Natural shell texture
Glossy finished cabinet
Cabinet Color: Piano-black Glossy Finish
Panel: TFT Active Matrix LCD
24" Class Widescreen, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
23.6" Viewable Image Size, Diagonal
Pixel Pitch: 0.272 x 0.272mm
Display Area: 521.3mm x 293.2mm
Brightness: 300 cd/m2 (typ)
Contrast Ratio: 60,000:1 (dynamic)
Response Time: 5ms (typical)
Viewing Angle: Horizontal: 170 Degrees (CR>10); Vertical: 160 Degrees (CR>10)
Scanning Frequency: Horizontal: 30K~80KHz; Vertical: 55~75 Hz
Pixel Frequency: 148.5MHz
Maximum Resolution: 1920x1080x60Hz
Recommended Resolution: 1920x1080@60Hz
Supported Resolutions: 640x480@60/67/72/75Hz, 800x600@56/60/72/75Hz, 1024x768@60/70/72/75Hz, 1280x1024@60/75Hz, 1440x900@60/75Hz, 1680x1050@60Hz, 1920x1080@60Hz
Signal Input: Analog: 0.7Vp-p(standard), 75 OHM, Positive
Digital Input: DVI-D with HDCP*
Connectors: Analog RGB Signal: 15-pin D-sub Male; Digital Signal: 24-pin DVI-D
Power Source: Universal 100~240VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption: 49Watts ( Max. )
Plug & Play: DDC/2B, DDC/CI
EPA ENERGY STAR®: Yes
User Control: Menu, Up, Down, Power
OSD Languages: 15 Languages including English, French and Spanish
Regulations: cULus, FCC, CE, TUV/S, ROHS, Certified for Windows Vista Logo, EPEAT Gold
Other Features: Touch Sensitive Controls, USB Pass-thru, User Friendly Graphical OSD Menu, VESA 100mm Wall Mount Compliant**, Kensington Security Slot, includes AOC proprietory i-Menu software OSD
Dimensions (WxHxD mm) Monitor: 582.1x425.5x65.9
Dimensions (WxHxD inches) Monitor: 22.9x16.8x2.6
Weight: 12.1 lbs (5.5 kgs) Net; 15.4 lbs (7.0 kgs) Gross
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