BOSS BV-15FLIP User Manual

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15" Flip Down TFT Monitor

with Built-InIR Audio Transmitter

Congratulations on your purchase of a Video Monitor.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of viewing pleasure.

Thank you for making your

choice in car video entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L


2 General precautions

2Safety precautions

3Installation precautions

3Operation precautions


4What is included?

5Monitor controls and features

6Remote control

6Replacing the remote control battery

7System wiring

8Monitor installation

9Releasing and lowering the monitor

10Powering up the monitor

10Turning on the dome lights

11On-screendisplay system

14Infrared audio transmission



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General precautions

Please read this manual completely and carefully prior to attempting to install your new mobile video equipment. Installed correctly, your

equipment will provide you with years of enjoyable and safe usage.

Installation of this equipment in any portion of a vehicle which impairs or distracts the driver is improper and dangerous assumes no liability whatsoever for failure to follow the proper installation of this product.

Please keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.

Safety precautions

Do not operate this equipment while driving – safe driving should always be your highest priority.

This product should not be installed in a location which allows the monitor screen to be visible to the driver of the vehicle. In some states and countries, the viewing of images on a screeen inside a vehicle is illegal, even by people other than the driver. Be sure that the installation and operation of this system is in compliance with local rules and regulations.

Do not open or attempt to repair this unit yourself. Dangerous high voltages are present which may result in electric shock. Refer any repairs to a qualified service technician.

Do not attempt to repair a damaged, broken or faulty power cord. Replace it with a new one immediately.

To avoid risk of electronic shock or damage to the monitor, do not permit any of this equipment to become damp or wet from water or drinks. If this does occur, immediately unplug the power cord and send the monitor to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible.

If there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during use, or if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the monitor to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

SHOCK HAZARD! Do not open the case of this product. There are dangerous voltages present within the unit. There are no user-serviceable parts within the unit.

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Installation precautions

Choose a mounting location in your vehicle where the unit will not distract or otherwise interfere with the driver’s ability to control the vehicle.

Do not install components in areas which are susceptible to rain, moisture, direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold, excessive dust, dirt or humidity.

If installation requires drilling holes or other modifications to the vehicle, consult with your nearest dealer or professional car audio installer.

Use only the installation parts and hardware provided with the unit to ensure proper installation. Using other parts can cause malfunction and possible damage to your video monitor.

Use only a power source with 12 Volts DC (negative ground).

Before final installation, temporarily connect the wiring according to the diagram near the end of this manual, check it to ensure that it has been connected properly, and test the unit to make sure it is working correctly.

After the monitor is installed, do not arbitrarily pull it down or strike it. This may loosen the mounting screws and cause it to fall down.

Operating precautions

Turn the unit off when it is not in use.

Avoid dropping any metal objects or inflammable items into the monitor ventilation slots.

Do not place objects on or suspend objects from the power cord, as this may damage the cord.

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Your new video monitor features the following:

TFT Active Matrix LCD display

Built-ininfrared audio transmitter

(for use with model HP-10headphones, sold separately)

Overhead console mounting bracket

On-screenmenu system

Audio/video input controls

Built-indome lights

Wireless remote control

What is included?

When first unpacking your new flipdown monitor, please check first that the package contains all of the items below. If something is missing, contact the store where you purchased the player.

LCD monitor housing

Wireless remote control with battery

RCA-RCAvideo cable

Video/power interface cable with inline fuse

Metal mounting plate

(4) Silver sheet metal screws

(for attaching mounting plate to ceiling)

• (6) Black machine screws

(for attaching monitor to mounting plate)

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Monitor Controls and Features









These buttons are used to decrease or increase the value of the parameter currently selected in the menu system.


This button enables the on-screendisplay menu system. Once enabled, this button is used as a SELECT button.



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Remote Control








Press to turn unit ON or OFF.








These buttons are used to increase




or decrease parameters in the on-




screen display menu system.








This button enables the on-screen




display menu system. Once enabled,




this button is used as a SELECT













Use this button to switch between




A/V Source 1 and A/V Source 2.








Press this button to turn off the audio




part of the program you are watching.




Press again to turn it back on.



Replacing the battery in the

remote control

The remote battery is held in a small “drawer” on one edge of the remote. To open this drawer, press and hold the small button on the edge of this drawer (as shown below) and slide the drawer out.

Insert a new battery and push the drawer back fully into the remote.


Release button

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System wiring

Using the wires provided, complete the audio, video and power connections in your vehicle as shown in the diagram below.




(DVD player, video game, etc.)
























to Chassis Ground



















































































































to +12 VDC (constant)


































to +12 VDC (dome light trigger)












































































































































to Chassis Ground

















































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Monitor installation

CAUTION: Make sure the screws are NOT long enough to go through the roof!

If you have any doubts about this type of installation, please consult your local mobile electronics retailer. Making holes in the roof of your vehicle will cause damage which is expensive to repair.

NOTE BRACKET ORIENTATION (notches to front and back)

Attach the monitor mounting plate by screwing through the headliner and into the existing roof supports or the wood bracket you made (see TIP below).

Before screwing monitor to bracket, remove paper from self-adhesivepads to provide stability during installation.

Align monitor base on the six screwposts on the mounting plate, and use the six machine screws provided to attach the monitor to the plate.


Make a MOUNTING BRACKET out of wood. This bracket mounts under the headliner, and provides a mounting surface to which the housing of the flip-downmonitor can be attached.

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Releasing and lowering the monitor

To lower the monitor, press the Monitor Release button and pull the monitor down. It will drop freely to 45º.

To lower the monitor further, continue pulling down and the internal mechanism will permit further movement and will hold the monitor in the position in which you leave it.

PUSH the monitor release button

Pull the monitor s down to the desir

To avoid accidental damage, we suggest you always close the monitor assembly when it is not in use. Test that it is secured by gently pulling down on monitor frame.

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Powering up the monitor

To turn the monitor on, press the POWER button on the monitor or the remote control.

To adjust the monitor image, press MENU to access the On-ScreenDisplay system. See the next page for details on all the functions available for adjustment.

Turning on the dome lights

This monitor features a two-positionswitch for controlling thebuilt-indome lights. The center position of the switch (marked with a "0") turns the lights off. The position marked "I" will permit the dome lights to come on whenever the vehicle's built in dome lights are on. The "II" position turns the lights on until you move the switch to a different position.

Three position dome light switch

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On-screenmenu system

This monitor incorporates an on-screenmenu display systems which permits you to setup the monitor for a wide variety of installations and applications.

Enter the menu system by pressing the MENU button on the front of the monitor or the remote control. Pressing the MENU button steps you through the five main screens of the menu system. These are, in order: Color, Picture, Function, OSD (On Screen Display) Menu and Miscellaneous.

The basic navigation method for this menu system is to:

1 - enter a menu by pressing the MENU button

2 - press the SELECT button to step through the list until the desired parameter is highlighted

3 - use the < and > buttons to increase or decrease the setting of that parameter

To leave a menu:

1 - press MENU to move to another menu

2 - press MENU a few times until you arrive at the EXIT screen

3 - wait about 15 seconds, after which time the monitor exits the system automatically.

Color menu

Contrast and Brightnesscan be adjusted in single step increments from 0 to 100, with the default setting equal to 50.

Gamma Correct adjusts the whiteness of the display and the overall cast of the color. The default setting is 0, and it can be adjusted from 0 to 3.

The Color Adjust menu permits you to individually adjust the Red, Green and Blue components of the displayed image. Values range from 0 to 100, with the default setting equal to 50.

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Picture menu

This menu is not implemented in this version of the monitor.

Function menu

This monitor has many built-infunctions which automatically format and adjust the program to suit the playback environment.

It is recommended that you select the AUTO ADJUST function and set it to YES. This will enable the monitor system to automatically adjust all the other functions in the menu to the most optimal settings.

If you find that the AUTO ADJUST setting affects the image in a negative way (for example, you wish to adjust the color manually), you can set AUTO ADJUST to the NO setting, and set the others to YES or NO as desired.

Auto Position adjusts the display area to a position and size which best fills the display area.

Auto Phase adjusts the ADC sampling clock phase, relative to the source videoH-syncsignal. This has the effect of minimizing video distortion and jitter.

Auto Clock adjusts the number of pixels from the source video. The number of horizontal pixels displayed is matched to the number of horizontal source pixels. This minimizing vertical bars, stripes or similar artifacts on the display background.

Auto Color adjusts and balances the RGB colors.

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OSD (On screen display)menu

In the Language menu, you can select the language you want to use in theOn-Screendisplay system. Use the < and > buttons to step through the following languages: English (the default language), German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simple, and Japanese.

OSD H Position and OSD V Positionsettings permit adjustment of the horizontal and vertical position of the On-Screen Display. Use the < and > buttons to make these adjustments.

OSD Timer settings determine how long theOn-ScreenDisplay remains on the screen when not in use. The default setting (YES) turns the OSD image off after 20 seconds. If NO is selected, the OSD will remain visible until you manually exit the menu system.

Miscellaneous menu

The Signal Source setting in this menu is fixed, since the monitor only permits one A/V input source.

Two modes are available in the Mode Select, with the default pixel setting equal to 720x 400.

Reset cancels all the custom settings you have entered via the OSD menu systems and returns them to the factory default settings.

Volume is not implemented on this monitor system.

The Translucent menu gives you a choice of making the menu appear to overlay the image behind it in a semitransparent manner, or to be opaque (solid). Selecting YES as the setting for this function makes the menu system translucent (this is the default setting for the monitor)

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Infrared Audio Transmission

The BV15FLIP monitor includes a wireless infrared transmitter. The transmitter sends a high-qualitystereo signal which can be received by the pair of wireless headphones (modelHP-10,not included).

The infrared signal is emitted from the large dark lens on the underside of the monitor base. Best sound will be obtained if you sit directly in front of the monitor within about six feet. If you choose to sit to one side of the monitor, you can expect good reception within 35º to the right or left of the monitor.

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If you experience operation or performance problems with this product, compare your installation with the electrical wiring diagram on the previous page. If problems persist, read the following troubleshooting tips which may help eliminate the problems.





No picture or

Power cord is not


properly connected.



A/V input cables not



properly connected.



A/V input source is not



operating properly.




No picture.

A/V signal not present.



Contrast and/or



brightness is set






TV reception is poor



(applies to system with TV



tuner only)




Remote control

Battery is dead.

does not function




Remote is not being used



in direct line-of-sightwith



the player or remote IR



sensor. Transmission is



best within 6 feet/30º



angle of IR sensor on



monitor front panel, and



within .






Check that power connections are properly made and all fuses are in functioning condition.

Check all cables.

Replace or repair A/V source (DVD player, video game, etc.)

Check all cables. If necessary, repair or replace A/V source.

Adjust contrast and brightness levels to see if picture appears.

Check and adjust antenna system. Move to another area with better reception, if possible.

Replace battery.

Be sure when being used, the remote is being pointed directly toward the player or remote IR sensor (if installed).

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15" Flip Down TFT Monitor


with Built-InIR Audio Transmitter





Screen size


Video Compatability


LCD panel type

Active Matrix TFT

Resolution, pixels

1152 x 234


600 NITS

Contrast ratio


A/V Inputs

RCA type composite video


Power requirements Dimensions (L x W x H) Weight

12V DC

15.3" x 14.4" x 1.8" 8.4 lbs (3.8 kg)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

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