"Outstanding Large Format Monitor"5.0 starson by tharrington
Pros: Even lighting and color reproduction
Fast response time for gaming
Cons: Default settings were WAY too bright out of the box, on all 5 presets. You have to tune/calibrate this monitor manually.
OSD is not intuitive.
Summary: This monitor has a better all around picture than my 32" LCD TV that was four times as expensive. The OSD (On Screen Display is not that intuitive, that's why I recommend downloading the manual from Asus. It does a much better job of explaining the controls. Download the PDF version from the Asus web site here: http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?_ID=zMRyN4KB5o5rSqKr&content=download
Looking at this monitor when you turn it on for the first time is like looking into an arc welder, and when you look away you'll see spot in your eyes like a flash bulb went off. The Asus Forum has a thread for optimal settings, that if used, produce an outstanding picture. That thread can be found here: http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?board_id=13&model=VW246H&id=20090910003930171&page=1&SLanguage=en-us