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6. How to adjust your monitor

The control panel

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2

3

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5

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1.AUTO: Adjusts vertical position, phase, horizontal position and pixel clock automatically.

2.MENU key: Activates OSD main menu and return to the previous menu or exit OSD.

3./Volume key: For Up/Increase adjustment. The key is the hot key for Volume.

4./Mode key: For Down/Decrease adjustment. The key is the hot key for Mode.

5.ENTER key: Enters sub menus and select items. For models with DVI inputs, this key is also the hot key for Input.

6.Power: Turns the power on or off.

OSD = On Screen Display.

The hot keys will display a graduated scale for adjusting the value of that setting, and will only operate while the OSD menu is not currently displaying. Hot key displays will disappear after a few seconds of no key activity. See Hot key mode on page 19.

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Hot key mode

The monitor keys perform as hot keys to provide direct access to particular functions whenever the menu isn't currently displaying on-screen.

Volume hot key

Press the key to display theVolume indicators. Further press thekey will

increase the volume, while the key will decrease the volume.

To Mute, press the Volume hot key for 3 seconds. To release Mute, press the Volume hot key for 3 more seconds.

Mode hot key

Press the key continually to switch between the 6 modes for the main window, includingStandard,Movie,Game,Photo,sRGB, andEco. The setting will take effect immediately.

See also Picture Mode on page 25.

Input hot key (not available for analog-onlymodels)

Press the ENTER key to toggle between different PC video signal inputs that may be connected to your monitor.

The setting will take effect immediately. See also Input on page 30.

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Main menu mode

You can use the OSD (On Screen Display) menu to adjust all the settings on your monitor.

Press the MENU key to display the following main OSD menu.

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2

3

 

 

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISPLAY

MODE: Standard

 

 

Auto Adjustment

 

 

 

H. Position

10

 

 

V. Position

12

 

 

Pixel Clock

1

 

 

Phase

12

 

 

Move

ENTER Select MENU Exit

 

 

There are five main OSD menus:

1.Display

2.Picture

3.Picture Advanced

4.Audio

5.System

Use the (up) or(down) keys to highlight a menu item, and press theENTER key to enter the Menu item settings.

The OSD menu languages may differ from the product supplied to your region, see “Language on page 31” under “OSD Settings” for more details.

For more information on each menu, please refer to the following pages:

Display menu on page 21

Picture menu on page 23

Picture Advanced menu on page 25

Audio menu on page 29

System menu on page 30

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Display menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISPLAY

 

 

MODE: Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto Adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H. Position

10

 

 

 

 

V. Position

12

 

 

 

 

Pixel Clock

1

 

 

 

 

Phase

12

 

 

 

 

Move

ENTER Select MENU Exit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.Press the MENU key to display the main menu.

2.Press the orkeys to selectDISPLAY and then press theENTER key to enter the menu.

3.Press the orkeys to move the highlight to a menu item and then press theENTER key to select that item.

4.Press the orkeys to make adjustments or selections.

5.To return to the previous menu, press the MENU button.

Item

Function

Operation

Range

Auto

Optimizes and adjusts the

Press the ENTER key to

 

Adjustment

screen settings

select this option and make

 

 

automatically for you. The

adjustment.

 

 

AUTO key is a ‘hot key’ for

 

 

 

this function.

 

 

 

When you connect a

 

 

 

digital video output

 

 

 

using a digital (DVI)

 

 

 

cable to your monitor,

 

 

 

the AUTO key and the

 

 

 

Auto Adjustment

 

 

 

function will be disabled.

 

 

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H. Position

Adjusts the horizontal

 

position of the screen

 

image.

 

 

V. Position

Adjusts the vertical

 

position of the screen

 

image.

 

 

Pixel Clock

Adjusts the pixel clock

 

frequency timing to

 

synchronize with the

 

analog input video signal.

 

Not applicable to a digital

 

input signal.

 

See also: Picture

 

optimization on page 17.

 

 

Phase

Adjusts the pixel clock

 

phase timing to

 

synchronize with the

 

analog input video signal.

 

Not applicable to a digital

 

input signal.

 

See also: Picture

 

optimization on page 17.

 

 

Press the

or

keys to

0 to 100

 

adjust the value.

 

 

0 to 100

0 to 100

0 to 63

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Picture menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PICTURE

 

 

MODE: Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brightness

12

 

 

 

Contrast

10

 

 

 

Sharpness

1

 

 

 

Gamma

2.2

 

 

 

Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move

ENTER Select MENU Back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.Press the MENU key to display the main menu.

2.Press the orkeys to selectPICTURE and then press theENTER key to enter the menu.

3.Press the orkeys to move the highlight to a menu item and then press theENTER key to select that item.

4.Press the orkeys to make adjustments or selections.

5.To return to the previous menu, press the MENU button.

Item

Function

Operation

 

Range

Brightness

Adjusts the balance

Press the

key to

0 to 100

 

between light and dark

 

 

increase the brightness

 

 

shades.

 

 

and press the

key to

 

 

 

 

 

 

decrease the brightness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contrast

Adjusts the degree of

Press the

key to

0 to 100

 

difference between

 

 

increase the contrast and

 

 

darkness and lightness.

 

 

press the

key to

 

 

 

 

 

 

decrease the contrast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharpness

Adjusts the clarity and

Press the

key to

1 to 5

 

visibility of the edges of

 

 

improve the crispness of

 

 

the subjects in the image.

 

 

the display and press the

 

 

 

 

 

 

key to have softness

 

 

 

effect on the display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above options for Brightness, Contrast, and Sharpness are available only in the Standard mode.

Gamma

Adjusts the tone

(available when

luminance. The default

the Picture Mode

value is 2.2 (the standard

is set to Standard

value for Windows).

or Eco)

 

 

 

Press the

key to

1.8 ~ 2.6

 

increase the gamma value

 

(tone becomes darker)

 

and press the

key to

 

decrease the gamma value

 

(tone becomes lighter).

 

 

 

 

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Color - PressENTER to enter the Color menu

This Color menu is available only in the Standard mode.

Normal

Allows video and still

Press the

or

keys

 

 

photographs to be viewed

 

 

to select this option.

 

 

with natural coloring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the factory default

 

 

 

 

 

color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluish

Applies a cool tint to the

 

 

 

 

 

image and is factory

 

 

 

 

 

pre-setto the PC industry

 

 

 

 

 

standard white color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reddish

Applies a warm tint to the

 

 

 

 

 

image and is factory

 

 

 

 

 

pre-setto the news print

 

 

 

 

 

standard white color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

User Mode

Tailors the image color

Press the

or

keys

Red

 

tint. The blend of the Red,

(0 to 100)

 

and the ENTER key to

 

Green and Blue primary

Green

 

select Red,Green, or

 

colors can be altered to

 

Blue. Then use the

or

(0 to 100)

 

change the color tint of

 

Blue

 

the image.

keys to make the color

 

(0 to 100)

 

Decreasing one or more

 

adjustments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of the colors will reduce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

their respective influence

 

 

 

 

 

on the color tint of the

 

 

 

 

 

image. (e.g. if you reduce

 

 

 

 

 

the Blue level the image

 

 

 

 

 

will gradually take on a

 

 

 

 

 

yellowish tint. If you

 

 

 

 

 

reduce Green, the image

 

 

 

 

 

will become a magenta

 

 

 

 

 

tint.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hue: Adjusts the degree of

Press the

or

keys

0 to 100

 

how we perceive colors.

 

 

to adjust the value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturation: Adjusts the

Press the

or

keys

0 to 100

 

purity degree of colors.

 

 

to adjust the value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above options for Hue and Saturation are available only if the signal

 

source is Component Video.

 

 

 

Reset Color

Resets the User Mode

Press the

or

keys

YES

 

custom color settings to

NO

 

to change the settings.

 

the factory defaults.

 

 

 

 

Press MENU to leave the Color menu.

 

 

 

 

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Picture Advanced menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PICTURE ADVANCED

MODE: Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture Mode

Standard

 

Senseye Demo

OFF

 

Dynamic Contrast

5

 

 

Display Mode

 

 

 

Color Format

YUV

 

Move ENTER

Select MENU Exit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.Press the MENU key to display the main menu.

2.Press the orkeys to select

PICTURE ADVANCED and then press the ENTER key to enter the menu.

3.Press the orkeys to move the highlight to a menu item and then press theENTER key to select that item.

4.Press the orkeys to make adjustments or selections.

5.To return to the previous menu, press the MENU button.

Item

Function

Operation

 

 

Range

Picture Mode

Selects a picture mode that

Press the

or

keys

Standard

 

best suits the type of

Movie

 

to change the settings.

 

images shown on the

 

 

 

Game

 

screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo

 

Standard - for basic PC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sRGB

 

application.

 

 

 

 

Movie - for viewing

 

 

 

Eco

 

videos.

 

 

 

 

 

Game - for playing video

 

 

 

 

 

games.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo - for viewing still

 

 

 

 

 

images.

 

 

 

 

 

sRGB - for better color

 

 

 

 

 

matching representation

 

 

 

 

 

with the peripheral

 

 

 

 

 

devices, such as printers,

 

 

 

 

 

DSCs, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Eco - for saving

 

 

 

 

 

electricity with low

 

 

 

 

 

power consumption by

 

 

 

 

 

providing minimum

 

 

 

 

 

brightness for all

 

 

 

 

 

running programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senseye Demo

Displays the preview of

Press the

or

keys

ON

(available

screen images under the

OFF

to change the settings.

when the

selected mode from

 

 

 

 

 

Picture Mode

Picture Mode. The screen

 

 

 

 

 

is set to Movie,

will be divided into two

 

 

 

 

 

Game, or

windows; the left window

 

 

 

 

 

Photo)

demonstrates images of

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard mode, while the

 

 

 

 

 

 

right window presents the

 

 

 

 

 

 

images under the specified

 

 

 

 

 

 

mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dynamic

The function is to

Press the ENTER key to

0 to 5

Contrast

automatically detect the

select this option. Press

 

(available

distribution of an input

the

or

keys to

 

when the

visual signal, and then to

 

change the settings.

 

 

Picture Mode

create the optimal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is set to Movie,

contrast.

 

 

 

 

 

Game, or

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Display Mode

This feature is provided to

 

allow aspect ratios other

 

than 16:9 or 16:10

 

(depending on the

 

purchased model) to be

 

displayed without

 

geometric distortion.

 

Overscan - Slightly

 

enlarges the input image.

 

Use this feature to hide

 

annoying edge noise if

 

present around your

 

image.

 

Full - Scales the input

 

image to fill the screen.

 

Ideal for 16:9 or 16:10

 

(depending on the

 

purchased model) aspect

 

images.

 

Aspect - The input image

 

is displayed without

 

geometric distortion

 

filling as much of the

 

display as possible.

 

Depending on the

 

purchased model, 16:9

 

or 16:10 images will fill

 

the screen horizontally

 

while 4:3 or 5:4 images

 

will fill the screen

 

vertically.

 

To find out the monitor

 

aspect ratio of the

 

purchased model,

 

please check the

 

Specification document

 

on the provided CD.

Press the orkeys to change the settings.

The options under Display Mode will be different depending on the input signal sources.

When the signal source is from a DVI or D-Subsource, and the input image is ofnon-wideaspect ratio:

Full

Aspect

Or

When the signal source is from a D-Sub(VGA converted from Component) source:

Overscan

Full

Aspect

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Color Format Determines the color space (RGB or YUV) based on the following detected video signal:

D-Sub(VGA) from PC: The default Color Format is RGB.

D-Sub(Component) from a video device: The default Color Format is YUV.

You might need to manually set the Color Format if colors shown on the monitor screen do not display properly.

DVI (for models with DVI inputs): Color Format is automatically set to RGB.

Press the ENTER key to select this option. Press

the orkeys to change the settings.

RGB

YUV

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Audio menu

1. Press the MENU key to display the main menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO

 

 

 

 

MODE: Standard

Volume

10

Mute

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Press the orkeys to selectAUDIO and then press theENTER key to enter the menu.

3.Press the orkeys to move the highlight to a menu item and then press theENTER key to select that item.

Move MENU Back

4. Press the

or

keys to make

 

adjustments or selections.

5. To return to the previous menu, press the MENU button.

Item

Function

Operation

 

 

Range

Volume

Adjusts the audio volume

Press the

key to increase

0 ~ 100

 

 

the volume and press the

 

 

 

key to decrease the

 

 

 

volume.

 

 

 

Mute

Mutes the audio input

Press the

or

keys to

ON

 

 

change the settings.

 

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

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System menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Press the MENU key to display the main

 

 

 

menu.

 

 

SYSTEM

MODE: Standard

2.

Press the

or

keys to select SYSTEM

 

and then press the ENTER key to enter the

Input

D-sub

 

 

menu.

 

 

OSD Settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

DDC/CI

 

 

3.

Press the

or

keys to move the

 

Auto Power off

 

OFF

 

 

highlight to a menu item and then press

 

Information

 

 

 

 

the ENTER key to select that item.

 

Reset All

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move

MENU

Back 4.

Press the

or

keys to make

 

 

 

 

 

 

adjustments or selections.

 

 

 

 

5.

To return to the previous menu, press the

 

 

 

 

 

 

MENU button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Function

 

 

Operation

 

 

 

Range

Input

Use this to change the

 

Press the

or

keys to

DVI

 

 

input to that appropriate

 

D-Sub(VGA)

 

 

 

change the settings.

 

 

 

 

to your video cable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connection type.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analog-onlymodels do not have the Input function.

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OSD Settings - Press ENTERto enter the OSD Settingsmenu.

Language

Sets the OSD menu

Press the

or

keys to

English

 

language.

French

 

change the settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

German

 

 

 

 

 

Italian

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

Polish

 

 

The language options

Japanese

 

 

displayed on your OSD

Czech

 

 

may differ from those

 

 

 

 

 

shown on the right,

Traditional

 

 

depending on the product

Chinese

 

 

supplied in your region.

 

 

Hungarian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simplified

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese

 

 

 

 

 

Serbo-Croatian

 

 

 

 

 

Romanian

 

 

 

 

 

Dutch

 

 

 

 

 

Russian

 

 

 

 

 

Swedish

 

 

 

 

 

Portuguese

 

 

 

 

 

 

H. Position

Adjusts the horizontal

Press the

or

keys to

0 to 100

 

position of the OSD menu.

 

 

change the settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

V. Position

Adjusts the vertical

 

0 to 100

 

 

 

 

position of the OSD menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Display Time

Adjusts the display time of

 

 

 

5 Sec.

 

the OSD menu.

 

 

 

10 Sec.

 

 

 

 

 

15 Sec.

 

 

 

 

 

20 Sec.

 

 

 

 

 

25 Sec.

 

 

 

 

 

30 Sec.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OSD Lock

Prevents all the monitor

 

settings from being

 

accidentally changed.

 

When this function is

 

activated, the OSD

 

controls and hotkey

 

operations will be

 

disabled.

 

 

Press the orkeys to change the settings.

To unlock the OSD controls when the OSD is preset to be locked, press and hold the "MENU" key for 15 seconds to enter the "OSD Lock" option and make changes. Alternatively, you may

use the or keys to select "NO" in the "OSD Lock" submenu from the "OSD Settings" menu, and all OSD controls will be accessible.

YES

NO

Press MENU to leave theOSD Settings menu.

DDC/CI*

Allows the monitor

Press the ENTER key to

ON

 

settings to be set through

select this option. Press the

OFF

 

the software on the PC.

or

keys to change

 

 

 

 

 

 

the settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto Power off

Sets the time to power off

Press the ENTER key to

OFF

 

the monitor automatically

select this option. Press the

10min.

 

in power saving mode.

or

keys to change

20min.

 

 

 

 

the settings.

 

30min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information

Displays the current

 

 

 

Input

 

monitor property settings.

 

 

 

Current

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution

 

 

 

 

 

Optimum

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution

 

 

 

 

 

(best with the

 

 

 

 

 

monitor)

 

 

 

 

 

Model Name

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset All

Resets all mode, color and

Press the

or

keys to

YES

 

geometry settings to the

NO

 

change the settings.

 

 

factory default values.

 

 

 

 

*DDC/CI, short for Display Data Channel/Command Interface, which was developed by Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). DDC/CI capability allows monitor controls to be sent via the software for remote diagnostics.

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