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Playing With the Service Menu of ViewSonic VX2268WM LCD Monitor

June 11th, 2010 · 9 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

After the good results I got with the Service Menu on the Acer GD245HQ / GD235HZ in terms of reducing ghosting a few days ago, I’ve decided to try the same approach with the Samsung 2233RZ and ViewSonic VX2268WM. Unfortunately the Service Menu on the Samsung does not offer a lot of options to play with, but the story with the ViewSonic is completely different… the Service Menu it has is quite extensive, but unfortunately nothing else besides lowering the brightness level helped in reducing ghosting here. I’m saying that with a bit of disappointment and to warn you that there is not specific need to tweak the options available in the Service Menu, especially if you don’t know what you are doing! On the photo above you can see how the Service Menu on the ViewSonic VX2268WM looks like and what options it has available…

Now, on the first photo the Service Menu looks just fine, while the monitor is running at 60Hz refresh rate, but when you switch to 120Hz and call up the Service Menu it will look as on the photo above… it gets a bit messed up, although fully functional, and it is harder to change the options, so if you want to adjust something better do it at 60Hz.

With that said lets get to the point on how you can access the service menu on the ViewSonic VX2268WM, just another waring that you should not play with options that you are not well aware of their functions. It is best to take a photo of the initial settings, so that if you mess things up you will be able to return them back to their normal levels, before you started messing up with the values.

Accessing the Service Menu on ViewSonic VX2268WM:

– You start by turning off the monitor if not already off
– Press and hold the first menu button and then press the power on button
– Wait a few seconds while holding the 1st button pressed (the leftmost one), until you see the image on the screen
– Press the first button as you usually do to call up the menu and you should see an additional option at the top
– By default the new F icon at the top is selected, so you can press 1 to enter the service menu
– When you finish with the service menu just press the power button to turn off the monitor and then again to turn it on normally

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Alex // Jun 11, 2010 at 22:46

    So, we have only one really good monitor for 3D Vision almost without ghosting, of course after customization, that is Acer GD245HQ ?

  • 2 Alex // Jun 11, 2010 at 23:04

    Say me please, your Acer GD245HQ test monitor have don’t work pixels (white or black) or not, fully clear panel? I ask about that, because I want to buy 120Hz monitor, but I can’t testing it in shop, and want known about quality of Acer GD245HQ and Acer monitors overall.

    Thanks for help.

  • 3 Castaa // Jun 11, 2010 at 23:48

    Was the difference between VX2265 and VX2285?

  • 4 Bloody // Jun 12, 2010 at 00:03

    Alex, probably the best I’ve tested from the three is the Acer, but it too does have its disadvantages and is not perfect at all. I did not have dead pixels or subpixels, but that is not a guarantee that you will not either…

    Castaa, the 65 was the first without OSD menu and available only in America, then 68 was released with OSD menu for Europe and the rest of the world. I haven’t tested the 65, so I cannot tell you if there is any difference in therms of performance, but they should both be using the same LCD panel…

  • 5 chun // Jun 12, 2010 at 04:00

    I follow your steps (Accessing the Service Menu on ViewSonic VX2268WM),
    however, the screen keep flashing with red, green, blue, white color…..what ‘r wrong…????I can’t reset it even I unplugin the power…

  • 6 Bloody // Jun 12, 2010 at 10:42

    You need to have signal going to the display…

  • 7 Nick H // Oct 3, 2010 at 06:45

    So… what settings did you have exactly for minimum ghosting in viewsonic? the ones in the 60hz picture? :D

  • 8 karavanasam // Nov 10, 2010 at 23:09

    yes i also wonder which settings are good for viewsonic :=)

  • 9 Roman // Nov 20, 2011 at 21:07


    So do we use the settings from your Acer tutorial?

    The ghosting is killing me for now.

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