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Acer H243H bmid 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Display

Written By: Best Sellers LCD Monitor on April 12, 2010 5 Comments

  • Size/Type 24 wide-screen TFT LCD
  • Maximum Resolution – 1920 x 1080
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio – 40000 – 1
  • Horizontal / Vertical Viewing Angles – 160 / 160
  • Brightness – 300 cd/m2

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The H243H bmid LCD is designed for High-Definition with a stunning 1920 x 1080 resolution….

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Acer H243H bmid 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Display

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5 Responses to “Acer H243H bmid 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Display”

  1. F. Oakes says on: 12 April 2010 at 3:27 am

    I bought this monitor to replace my 21″ one which I planned to move to my server. The aspect ratio really stinks. Vertical display space is REALLY reduced over what I get with my 21″ one. That reduction makes spreadsheets, CAD drawings, documents much less readable/workable.

    I didn’t read the specs closely enough and really got bit. So, buyer beware.

    I’ll keep the 21 as my everyday monitor and stick this thing on my server. I’d have been much better off with a “cheapy”.

    What a disappointment! It’s like looking thru a long, skinny window turned sideways.

    Since I wrote the review I’ve done some checking. It seems all the larger monitors have a crappy aspect ratio like this one does. I’ll not be throwing away any of my old CRT ones — may have to go back to them if I’m the odd-man-out in this wide & narrow monitor market. It’s for sure, though, the monitor manufacturers and dealers have gotten the last nickel they’ll get from me for one like this one.

  2. James Battle says on: 12 April 2010 at 6:16 am

    My previous monitor was a Gateway FPD2185W that I was quite happy with, but a few days ago it simply refused to turn on.

    I bought the Acer H243H based on its specifications and set it up.

    The good things:

    - it was inexpensive

    - the display is bright, really bright

    The bad things:

    - this display is bright, really bright. I turned down the brightness a lot, but overall I still don’t trust its color fidelity

    - the stand is cheap. It has no heft, you can’t adjust the height of the monitor or swivel it. You can adjust the tilt, but not very far. Because the stand is short and the monitor can’t be tilted up very much, my viewing angle is way above the perpendicular. As noted below, that is a problem because of the image changes with viewing angle.

    - this is a personal preference, but the plastic used in the stand is glossy and has some kind of metallic particles in it to make it look glittery. To me this is just cheesy. The plastic bezel around the display is high gloss. I don’t like this, as I can see the reflection of my hands typing. It may look high tech, but job of the bezel is to be invisible, not attention getting.

    - as another commenter noted, the menu system is terrible. the touch sensitive inputs are not reliable, and there is a lot of lag between touching a button and seeing the effect on the screen.

    - THE BIG ONE. Unlike the FPD2185W, the display intensity and color is very viewing angle dependent. Brightness drops off somewhat with left/right viewing angle, and it shifts quickly with up/down viewing angle (bright up, darker down). Worst of all, there is notable color shift in the up/down plane. Text which is black on white when looking perpedicular to the screen develops color fringes when the top/bottom angle changes.

    I invest a lot of time scanning and retouching old photos. While I can optimize the results for a given viewing angle, I can’t trust that it will appear anything like that on a different monitor. This is a problem in general, but rightly or wrongly, my FPD2185W gave me more confidence that had a relatively neutral display.

    This one is going back. I wish I hadn’t peeled all the stickers off of it before I set it up.

  3. Jimmy K says on: 12 April 2010 at 7:50 am

    In summary, Acer H243H is cheap. Great screen. But you get crappy features with the cheap price.

    Poor quality control: Bought H243H from Fry’s Electronics for $200. On the 1st unit, the screen is damaged. There is a 1/8″ watermark. It is like when you press on old LCD screen, you can see water like effect on the screen. The defect was like that, except permanent. It is near the center 2/3 of the screen. I don’t see how this got past quality control. Got a replacement unit at Fry’s.

    I didn’t check for dead/stuck pixel on either unit. But there was nothing obvious that I can see. I never run application to check for dead pixels. If I don’t see it, then I don’t want to know about it.

    The screen is excellent. Text looks great. The brightness and contrast has a wide range, so you can find the settings that works for you. I’m surprised how bright the display is. I am now running at brightness=38 and contrast=40 (out of 100). Plenty of room to adjust if you are in a bright room.

    Sensor touch button. It is so frustrating to use the controls. It is so poorly engineered. There is a learning curve. Initially, Acer sensor touch works maybe 33% of the time. I tried Samsung and LG sensor touch buttons at the store; they are responsive and works great. There are 2 issues with the sensor touch button. First is that sensor is not sensitive. Second is that there is lag in OSD response. After like 1 hour of trial and error as I was calibrating the screen, I learned some tricks with the sensor controls. Use your thumb and cover the entire button area. Leave your thumb there for 1 sec, rather than a quick press. As the button is activated, it lights ups. But OSD has a lag and won’t show up for another sec. So be patient. Good thing is that once you have your settings right, you don’t have to use the controls again.

    Speakers. This is a joke. The speakers are placed on the rear of the monitor pointing upward. You get a weird sound effect like you are in cave. And the sound is low and crappy. This is not a big deal as I plan to use external speakers anyways.

    Buzzing sound. Some online reviewers complained about buzzing sound from the unit, with severity varying with brightness. Yes, if I hold my ear to unit, I can hear it. But I don’t hear it when I sit back and with the PC on. Actually, I also checked my 22″ Dell LCD monitor and Sony LCD 40″ HDTV. The Dell also has a buzzing sound and similar to Acer. Sony LCD HDTV actually has a much louder buzzing sound. Not noticeable under normal condition, but it is there if I put my ears couple inches from the unit.

    The plastic surface is glossy. So I do see reflection. This is very noticeable and obnoxious with the reflection from my TV.

  4. C.B. says on: 12 April 2010 at 8:01 am

    Although this monitor is very crisp and the picture quality is great, it causes a persistent high pitched noise after some use. Though I don’t know the cause of this it is a very very annoying sound of which I just can’t stand using. The Amazon outer packaging box that it had been delivered with was also very beat up (Amazon? FedEx?). The packaging on both that box and the box housing the monitor itself had cuts on the tape sealing the box on one end. On top of the damage to the packaging, the Acer box was placed at the bottom of the box instead of in between cushioning, making it very likely that the damage to the packaging likely affected the quality of this monitor. Hopefully, I will be able to get this exchanged for a product that isn’t quite so broken.

    2 months later, i have a diagonal line of dead pixels.

  5. Love Technology says on: 12 April 2010 at 8:27 am

    This monitor is one of the sharpest monitors on the market. Picked it up at Staples last week on sale as a special buy for $199. Ths monitor is just a pleasure to use and at that sale price I couldn’t resist buying it.

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