Gateway FHD2400H User Manual

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FHD2400H 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

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Contents

Using Your Gateway Flat-Panel Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Connecting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Attaching the stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Connecting video inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Connecting USB cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Setting up the optional speaker bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Connecting power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Connecting a security cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Adjusting the stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Rotating the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Ergonomic guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Starting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Turning on the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Adjusting monitor settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Using the EzTouch menu buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Using the shortcut menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Using the main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Using Picture-in-Picture (PIP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Changing Windows screen settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Changing color depth and screen resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 EzTune software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Using the speaker bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Energy declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Maintaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Troubleshooting symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 No power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 No picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Display colors are wrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Picture has shadows or “ghosts” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Color is not uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Image is not sized or centered correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 The monitor has pixels that are always dark or too bright . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Speaker bar does not work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 How To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Technical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Video/Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Video modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Contents

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Using Your Gateway

Flat-Panel Monitor

Connecting the monitor

Adjusting the stand

Starting the monitor

Adjusting monitor settings

Changing Windows screen settings

Using the speaker bar

Power management

Maintaining

Troubleshooting

FAQs

Specifications

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Connecting the monitor

To set up the monitor, first attach the base, then make your cable connections.

Attaching the stand

To attach the stand:

1Place the monitor face-down on a soft, non-marring surface. A non-slip mat on a tabletop is ideal.

2Remove the four thumbscrews that are attached to the back of the monitor.

Thumbscrew

Thumbscrew

Thumbscrew

Thumbscrew

3Lay the stand on the monitor so the thumbscrew holes line up with the holes in the stand.

4Replace the thumbscrews.

5 Test the bracket connection to make sure it is secure, then place the monitor upright.

Connecting video inputs

To connect video sources to your monitor:

Tip

Rotate the screen 90° to make it easier to connect the cables.

1Position your computer and the monitor so you can reach the back of each.

2Make sure that you computer is turned off.

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3If your computer has an HDMI digital audio/video connector, connect an HDMI cable to the HDMI connector under the back of the display.

Important

An HDMI cable has not been included with your monitor. A cable can be purchased from www.gateway.com (available in the U.S. only) or from various Internet retailers and electronic retail stores.

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If your computer has a digital video connector (DVI), connect a DVI video cable to the white connector under the back of the display.

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If your computer has only an analog VGA (blue) port, connect the VGA video cable to the VGA video connector under the back of the display.

4Connect the other end of the video cable to the matching video port on the back of your computer.

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5Connect other video sources (such as a DVD player, video camera, or receiver) to the appropriate video jacks on the back of the monitor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI port

DVI port

VGA port

Blue

S-Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

component

jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

video jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green

Red

Composite

component

component

video in jack

video jack

video jack

 

For basic video quality, connect your video device’s composite video in jack to the corresponding jack on the back of your monitor (cable not included).

For better video quality, connect your video device’s S-Video jack to the corresponding jack on the back of your monitor (cable not included).

For best video quality, connect your video device’s component video (green Y, blue Pb, and red Pr) or HDMI jacks to the corresponding jacks on the back of your monitor (cables not included).

6Route the cables through the cable clip on the back of the stand. If you plan on using the screen in portrait mode, make sure you leave enough slack in the cables for screen rotation.

Connecting USB cables

Your monitor has a built-in, four-port USB 2.0 hub that lets you conveniently connect USB devices. Because your computer case may be under your desk or inside a cabinet, these monitor-mounted USB ports can be much easier to access.

To use the monitor’s USB ports, you must first connect the monitor to a USB port on your computer. Because the USB hub uses power from the monitor, it does not require its own power connection.

To connect USB cables:

Important

The built-in USB 2.0 hub provides only low-speed connections if its USB in port is connected to a USB 1.1 port on your computer or on a USB hub.

Tip

Use the USB 2.0 ports on the back of the monitor for connecting USB devices you want to keep connected most of the time, such as a keyboard, a mouse, or a printer. Use the USB 2.0 ports on the side of the monitor for connecting USB devices that are frequently disconnected, such as cameras, flash drives, and USB hard drives.

1Connect the included USB cable to the USB in (“B” type) port on the back of your monitor, then connect the other end of the cable to a USB 2.0 port on your computer.

USB in (“B” type) port USB ports

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2Connect any USB device to one of the available USB 2.0 ports on the left side or back of the monitor.

USB ports

Setting up the optional speaker bar

An optional speaker bar is available for mounting underneath your monitor. You can order a speaker bar from www.gateway.com.

To install the speaker bar:

1 Turn off the monitor.

Important

If you connect the speaker bar to the monitor while the monitor is turned on, the speaker bar will not initialize and will not work correctly. If this happens, turn the monitor off, then back on to enable the speaker bar.

2Tilt the screen back, then match the mounting clips on each side of the speaker bar with the mounting slots underneath the monitor.

Mounting slot

 

 

 

Mounting clip

 

 

3Slide the speaker bar onto the bottom of the monitor until it snaps into place. Make sure that it is secure by pulling it downward.

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4Plug the speaker bar’s power and audio plugs into the appropriate connectors underneath the monitor.

Power

Audio jack

connector

 

5Plug the speaker bar’s pink and green 3.5 audio plugs into the appropriate speaker and microphone connectors on the computer.

Important

For best audio performance, if your video connection uses HDMI, the digital audio is also conveyed along the same cable, and no additional audio connection is required. You may need to set your video source’s audio mode to PCM or ANALOG to hear the audio. See your source device’s user guide for more information.

For information on using the speaker bar, see “Using the speaker bar” on page 18.

To remove the speaker bar:

1Disconnect all audio and power cables from the speaker bar.

2Press the two clips on the back of your monitor, then slide the speaker bar back.

Mounting clip

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Connecting power

To connect power:

1Position your monitor so you can reach the back, then connect the power cord to the power connector under the back of the monitor.

2Plug the power cord into a correctly grounded power outlet. We recommend using a surge protector to protect your monitor from voltage spikes.

3To make sure that the monitor’s power is correctly connected, check the power button on the front button panel. The power icon on the power button should be glowing purple. If the power icon is not visible, power is not connected.

Connecting a security cable

You can secure your monitor to your computer desk (or to another heavy object) with a cable lock. To connect a cable lock, follow the cable lock’s instructions to connect it to the Kensington lock slot on the back of your monitor (cable lock not included).

Kensington lock slot

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Adjusting the stand

Rotating the screen

Tip

To rotate the screen while the optional speaker bar is attached, first tilt the screen back for more clearance between the speaker bar and the tabletop.

You can rotate the screen clockwise 90° to change between landscape and portrait views. For information on automatically rotating the display image as you manually rotate the monitor, see “Using landscape and portrait modes” on page 17.

Landscape mode

Portrait mode

Tip

For the brightest viewing angle, adjust the screen so that you are viewing it from within a 160° angle of the screen. When the display is rotated to portrait mode, the side-to-side viewing angle may be reduced.

Ergonomic guidelines

The recommended screen positioning is based upon the following guidelines. These guidelines are based on available scientific literature and published standards.

Screen height

The recommended screen height for displays (except in special circumstances, such as for bifocal use) is that the top of the display should be set at or slightly below (about 1 inch or 25 mm) your eye level while you are sitting in a comfortable working posture. This guideline places the center of the screen at an ideal 15° to 20° viewing angle for most desktop displays. If the display has multiple users, the screen height should be easily adjustable to accommodate each user’s height and preference.

Screen tilt

The screen should be tilted so your line of sight is perpendicular to the screen. This angle creates the most consistent viewing distance when scanning from the top of the screen to the bottom. You may need to adjust lighting to avoid screen glare when the screen is tilted upward.

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Screen distance from user

The screen should first be placed at arm’s length from the user, then adjusted back and forth to suit individual preference.

Starting the monitor

Turning on the monitor

To start the monitor:

1Touch the power button on the front of monitor. The power LED on the power button changes from purple (off) to blue (on), then turns amber/orange (standby) if no video source is detected.

Tip

For more information on EzTouch buttons, see “Using the EzTouch menu buttons” on page 10.

Power button

2Turn on your computer. After your computer is running, the power LED on the monitor’s power button should be blue, indicating that the monitor has detected a video source. Allow about 10 seconds for the display image to appear.

If you do not see an image after waiting 10 seconds, check the color of the power button light.

No light—The monitor is not receiving power. Make sure that the monitor is plugged into an AC outlet.

Purple—The monitor is turned off. Touch the power button to turn it on.

Amber—The monitor is not detecting a video source. Check the video input connections and make sure that the computer is turned on and connected correctly to the monitor.

Blue—The monitor is detecting a video source. Check the brightness setting.

For more troubleshooting information, see “Troubleshooting” on page 19.

3The first prompt you see is the language selection menu settings. You must select a default language for the OSD before you can proceed.

Tip

To modify the language you select at a future time, use the Advanced menu. If you cannot access the Advanced menu because you chose a language you cannot read, do the following:

Unplug the monitor from the power outlet for ten or more seconds.

Plug the monitor back into the power outlet.

You will be prompted for the language selection menu settings again.

4Adjust the tilt of the monitor for the best viewing angle.

5For VGA input only: After you see the Windows desktop, touch the (Menu) button on the front of your monitor, then touch (Auto) to automatically adjust your display image to the ideal settings.

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6 To mute the volume of the sounds accompanying button presses, touch the (Menu) button on the front of your monitor, touch (Main Menu), touch (Advanced), touch (Audio Feedback), then touch the lower (Adjust) buttons until the volume bar is at the bottom of the scale.

7Use the on-screen display (OSD) to adjust other monitor settings. For more information, see “Adjusting monitor settings” on page 10.

Adjusting monitor settings

Use the monitor controls (located on the monitor itself) and computer controls (accessible through Windows) to adjust the display image. For more information about computer controls, see “Changing Windows screen settings” on page 16.

Using the EzTouch menu buttons

This monitor features an on-screen display (OSD) and EzTouch menu buttons that let you adjust contrast, brightness, and other settings for the monitor. The monitor saves changes you make to the settings, even if you turn off the monitor. Your monitor has two levels of menus, and the functionality of the touch buttons depends on the menu that is currently open:

The shortcut menu (the first menu that appears) lets you quickly change some of the most commonly accessed settings.

The main menu lets you precisely adjust all levels of settings.

Using the shortcut menu

To use the shortcut menu:

1Touch (Menu) on the front of your monitor. The rest of the button icons light up and the shortcut menu opens. (The menu’s appearance and choices vary, depending on the currently active video input and whether the speaker bar is attached.)

Important

The buttons are very sensitive, and may be “pressed” by holding your finger just above its surface. To completely “release” a touch button, make sure that you lift your finger well away from the button.

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2To use an EzTouch menu button, lightly touch its icon. For adjusting a setting’s values, you can press and hold touch buttons as you would conventional buttons.

Theme Select

Input Select (Mute when optional speaker bar is connected)

Auto (Input Select when optional speaker bar is connected)

PIP On

PIP Settings

Cancel

Main Menu

Touch the (Theme Select) buttons to cycle through the preset video themes (brightness, contrast, and temperature configurations):

User

Movie

Game

Picture

Web

Warm

Cool

Touch (Input Select) to cycle through the available video sources.

Important

If, after the monitor is turned on, it does not find an active video input, the monitor enters into standby and the power LED turns orange. To manually switch inputs, touch (Menu), then select the input from the on-screen list.

Touch (Mute) to mute the optional speaker bar. This option is only available when the optional speaker bar is connected.

Touch (Auto) to automatically adjust your display image to the ideal settings. This option is only available when the video input is VGA.

Touch (PIP On) to turn on Picture-in-Picture, and touch (PIP Settings) to adjust the PIP position, size, and other advanced PIP settings.

Touch (Cancel) to exit the shortcut menu.

Touch (Main Menu) to open the main menu.

To turn off the button icons and close the menu, wait about ten seconds without pressing a button.

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Using the main menu

To use the main menu:

1Touch (Menu) on the front of your monitor. The rest of the button icons light up and the shortcut menu opens.

Important

The EzTouch menu buttons are very sensitive, and may be “pressed” by holding your finger just above its surface. To completely “release” a touch button, make sure that you lift your finger well away from the button.

Tip

To use a button, lightly touch its icon. For adjusting a setting’s values, you can press and hold touch buttons as you would conventional buttons.

2 Touch (Main Menu). The main menu opens.

Choose option or mode, Adjust setting

Select

Back

Menu or Menu Off

Tip

While the OSD is active, on-screen labels appear next to the buttons to help you identify them.

3Touch the (Choose Option) buttons to highlight a setting, then touch (Select) to open the selected menu or setting.

4Touch the (Adjust) buttons to adjust the setting or change the option.

5Touch (Back) to return to a previous menu.

6When you have finished making all adjustments, touch (Menu Off) to exit.

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OSD Menu

Description

 

 

Main menu

Auto—Automatically adjusts your monitor to its optimum settings. (VGA input only)

 

Picture—Opens the Picture menu, where you can adjust brightness, contrast, and gamma.

 

PIP Settings—Opens the PIP Settings menu, where you can adjust the source, position, size, and

 

transparency of the Picture-in-Picture image.

 

Video adjust—Opens the Video Adjust menu, where you can adjust the RGB (red, green, and blue) values

 

of the video image from a source such as composite video, S-Video, or component video.

 

Geometry—Opens the Geometry menu, where you can adjust image size and minimize distortions. (VGA

 

input only)

 

Audio—Opens the Audio menu, where you can adjust volume, bass, treble, 3D audio, audio source, and

 

audio switching. (Speaker bar must be connected.)

 

Advanced—Opens the Advanced menu, where you can adjust color balance, change the OSD language,

 

and display information about current monitor settings.

 

Reset—Resets the monitor to its factory settings for the currently displayed input.

Picture menu

Brightness—Adjusts the amount of light in the darkest portion of the picture. Use the lowest brightness

 

setting you are comfortable with to maximize the life of the monitor backlights. You may need to readjust

 

brightness after the monitor warms up.

 

Contrast—Adjusts the level of white between the lightest and darkest portions of an image.

 

Gamma—Customizes the gamma level. High gamma levels increase white levels and low gamma levels

 

increase contrast.

 

 

PIP Settings menu

PIP Display—Toggles the display of the PIP window.

 

Source—Sets the source of the video used in the PIP window.

 

Position—Sets the position of the PIP window on the main screen.

 

Size—Sets the size of the PIP window.

 

Transparency—Sets the transparency of the PIP window. The PIP window can be from almost transparent

 

to completely opaque. When the PIP window is transparent, you are able to see through the PIP video

 

display to your Windows desktop, which makes it easier to access your computer programs while watching

 

video.

 

Swap—Switches the PIP image to the main image, and the main image to the PIP image.

 

PIP Picture—Opens a menu where you can set the PIP brightness, contrast, saturation, and tint/hue.

 

 

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OSD Menu

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Adjust menu

Unless otherwise indicated, these settings apply only to SD (standard definition) video at 480i and below.

 

Where “PC input” is indicated, the resolutions that apply are from 800 × 600 to 1920 × 1200.

 

Sharpness—Adjusts sharpness for video images.

 

Video Scaling—Sets video aspect ratios and scaling between Wide, Zoom, 1:1, and Panoramic modes.

 

PC input: Sets resolution aspect ratios and scaling between Wide, Zoom, and 1:1.

 

Wide mode stretches a standard broadcast or full-frame image to fill the entire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

screen. Widescreen (1.76:1) images fill the entire screen without distortion, while

 

 

 

 

 

widescreen (1.85:1 and 2.35:1) images appear without distortion but with black

 

 

 

 

 

bars at the top and bottom. PC input: Stretches the image to fit the entire screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoom mode crops off a portion of a widescreen image in order to fill the entire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

screen with a distortion-free and black bar-free image. PC input: Zooms the

 

 

 

 

image to fill the screen from top to bottom with black bars on the left and right

 

 

 

 

sides of the image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1:1 mode preserves the movie’s original aspect ratio, so a standard broadcast or

 

 

 

 

 

 

full-frame movie appears with black bars on the left and right of the image. PC input:

 

 

 

Preserves the original aspect ratio of the resolution by using black bars on the left and

 

 

 

right sides and variable sizes of black bars on the top and bottom of the image

 

 

 

(depends on resolution).

 

 

 

Panoramic mode uses selective distortion to stretch a standard broadcast or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

full-frame image to fill the entire screen. Unlike Wide mode, Panoramic mode

 

 

 

 

stretches only the left and right sides of the image, and leaves the center of the

 

 

 

 

image distortion free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overscan—A video signal is often displayed slightly cut off at all edges. If Overscan is turned off, you may notice strange video anomalies on the edges of the video being displayed. This is normal and is part of the data embedded in any video signal. To avoid seeing these anomalies, turn Overscan on.

Noise Reduction—Uses noise reduction filters that adapt to the amount of noise and motion from the video source.

Film Mode Detection—Detects frame rates of the source image and adapts the frame rate of the display for ultimate image quality. Bad Edit Detection and Correction corrects incorrectly synchronized video. Auto Video Enhance—Enables DCDi, Cross Color Reduction, and MADI for optimized video performance.

DCDi by Faroudja—Directional Correlation De-interlacing reduces jagged edge artifacts on diagonal lines.

Cross Color Reduction—Reduces cross-color artifacts, such as unintentional flashing colors or rainbow patterns, that result from composite video signals.

MADI—Motion-Adaptive De-Interlacing ensures a more static (flicker-free) display image for image sections not containing moving elements, and ensures smoother edges for moving elements.

Geometry menu

H Position—Moves the display image left and right. You can also touch Auto to configure the vertical and

(VGA input only)

horizontal position automatically.

 

V Position—Moves the display image up and down. You can also touch Auto to configure the vertical and

 

horizontal position automatically.

 

Clock—Minimizes any vertical bars or stripes visible on the screen background. The horizontal screen size

 

will also change.

 

Phase—Minimizes any horizontal distortion and clears or sharpens the displayed characters.

 

 

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OSD Menu

Description

 

 

Audio menu

Volume—Adjusts volume.

(available when

Bass—Adjusts bass tones.

optional speaker

Treble—Adjusts treble tones.

bar is connected)

3D Audio—Enables simulated surround sound.

 

Audio Source—Selects the audio source. Allows the audio source to be set to the main or PIP window.

 

When set to PIP window and the PIP is displayed on screen, the audio being played switches from the main

 

to the PIP window. When the PIP window is closed, the main audio is heard. When set to main, PIP audio

 

is only heard when the PIP is set to full screen.

 

Audio Switching—Maps the PC audio and RCA audio inputs to specific video inputs. The HDMI audio is

 

fixed to the HDMI video signal and cannot be mapped.

 

 

Advanced menu

Color—Customizes the color levels.

 

Language—Changes the language of the OSD.

 

LED Mode—Changes the brightness of the Standby and Power LED to Day Mode or Nite Mode. When

 

watching movies in a darkened room, you may want to change the LED mode to Nite Mode to avoid an

 

over-bright, distracting power LED indicator.

 

DVI Video mode—Changes the DVI video mode by enabling either RGB Color Space (used for digital input)

 

and YUV Color Space (used for analog TV input such as NTSC, PAL, and SECAM).

 

Audio Feedback—Changes the volume of the sounds that accompany button presses. Decrease all the way

 

down to completely mute the button tones.

 

Information—Displays current screen resolution and input source for the main display.

 

Resolution reminder—If the computer display input (VGA, DVI, and HDMI) is not set to 1920 × 1200,

 

displays a reminder that you should change your computer’s settings to use the optimum 1920 × 1200

 

resolution. If you prefer using your monitor at a resolution less than 1920 × 1200, use this option to turn

 

off the Resolution Reminder. For information on changing your computer’s display resolution, see “Changing

 

Windows screen settings” on page 16.

 

UltraResponse—Enables the monitor to work at a faster refresh rate. If you experience video quality issues

 

with shadows in fast moving images, you may disable this function to go back to the native LCD panel

 

response time.

 

Reset All—Resets all values to the factory settings.

 

 

Using Picture-in-Picture (PIP)

Picture-in-Picture (PIP) is a convenient way to view video from multiple video sources at the same time. Refer to the following chart to determine which combinations of video sources can be used as a PIP display.

 

 

 

Main display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIP display

D-Sub/VGA**

Digital/DVI**

HDMI

Component

S-Video

Composite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D-Sub/VGA

OK

OK

OK

OK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital/DVI

OK

OK

OK

OK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

OK

OK

OK

OK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

OK

OK

OK

OK

OK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-Video

OK

OK

OK

OK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Composite

OK

OK

OK

OK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Only 480i component (Y Pb Pr) video can be used with VGA as a PIP. With this combination, the Swap feature is not available. To switch to full-screen component video when 480i content is used as a PIP, touch Input on the side of the monitor.

If a 480p source is input to the Y Pb Pr jacks and Y Pb Pr is a PIP display within a VGA main display, then the PIP image will be distorted. Change the output of your external Y Pb Pr device to 480i if PIP is required with VGA to eliminate the PIP distortion. For more information, see your Y Pb Pr device’s user guide.

** For some video resolutions, refresh rates, and video scaling modes, PIP may not be allowed. If you receive a message that PIP is not available, try the following:

Adjust the refresh rate in Windows to 60 Hz. See Windows online Help for more information.

Adjust the video scaling mode to Wide on the monitor.

Change the resolution of the Windows desktop to match the monitor’s full resolution of 1920 × 1200. For more information see “Changing color depth and screen resolution” on page 16.

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Changing Windows screen settings

Adjusting the color depth and screen area are two of the most basic display settings you may need to change. You can also adjust settings such as the screen background and screen saver.

Changing color depth and screen resolution

Color depth and screen resolution are two of the most basic monitor settings you may need to change to suit your needs.

Color depth is the number of colors your computer uses to display images on your monitor. Most images look best displayed with the maximum number of colors available. If the color in your images seems “false” or “jumpy,” especially after you have played a game or run a video-intensive program, check the color depth setting and return it to the highest color setting, if necessary.

Screen resolution is the number of pixels (individual colored dots) your computer uses to display images on your monitor. The higher the resolution, the more information and screen components (such as icons and menu bars) can be displayed on the monitor.

Help

For more information about adjusting the screen, click Start, then click Help and

Support. Type adjusting monitor settings in the Search Help box, then press ENTER.

To change the color depth or screen resolution in Windows Vista®:

1Click (Start), Control Panel, then under Appearance and Personalization, click Adjust Screen Resolution. The Display Settings dialog box opens.

2To change the color depth, click the Colors list, then click the color depth you want.

Low (8-bit) = 256 colors

Medium (16-bit) = 65,500 colors

Highest (32-bit) = 16,700,000 colors

3To change the screen resolution, drag the Resolution slider to the size you prefer.

4Click Apply. If the new settings do not look right, click No. If the new settings make the screen illegible and you cannot click No, the settings return to their previous values after several seconds.

5Click OK, then click Yes to save your changes.

To change the color depth or screen resolution in Windows XP:

1Click Start, then click Control Panel. The Control Panel opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click Appearance and Themes.

2Click Display. The Display Properties dialog box opens.

3Click the Settings tab.

4To change the color depth, click the arrow button to open the Color quality list, then click the color depth you want.

Low (8-bit) = 256 colors

Medium (16-bit) = 65,500 colors

Highest (32-bit) = 16,700,000 colors

5To change the screen resolution, drag the Screen resolution slider to the size you prefer.

6Click Apply. If the new settings do not look right, click No. If the new settings make the screen illegible and you cannot click No, the settings return to their previous values after several seconds.

7Click OK.

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EzTune software

When installed onto your computer, EzTune™ software lets you control many of the monitor settings from your computer. With EzTune, you can:

Change the orientation of the image (landscape to portrait) by just rotating the screen (requires the optional height-adjustable stand available in the U.S. at www.gateway.com)

Change brightness, contrast, and color balance

Change screen geometry

Set the display position and resolution

For more information, see the program’s CD or the installed program’s online help.

Using landscape and portrait modes

EzTune automatically switches the display to the appropriate mode (landscape or portrait) when you rotate the screen. This feature works only with a Windows compatible computer running EzTune and using VGA, DVI, or HDMI input (the OSD itself does not rotate into portrait mode).

While using portrait mode:

Full-screen video may display incorrectly or be slow.

Video games or other full-screen applications may not be fully compatible.

Some programs are not able to recognize and adapt to your monitor’s portrait mode. If you experience problems with a program while using portrait mode, switch to landscape mode and restart the program.

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Using the speaker bar

Important

If you connect the speaker bar to the monitor while the monitor is turned on, the speaker bar will not initialize and will not work correctly. If this happens, turn the monitor off, then back on to enable the speaker bar.

To turn on the speaker bar:

The speaker bar is always on. If you connected the speaker bar by following the instructions in “Setting up the optional speaker bar” on page 5, the speaker bar receives power constantly from the monitor’s speaker bar power connector.

To use headphones:

Plug headphones into either of the speaker bar’s headphone jacks. The speaker bar’s volume is muted, and sound is played through the connected headphones. You can connect headphones to both headphone jacks, and sound plays out of both sets of headphones.

Power management

Energy declaration

When connected to a computer that supports the VESA Display Power Management Signaling (DPMS) Protocol, the monitor can conserve significant energy by reducing power consumption during periods of non-use. When your computer goes into the energy saving mode, the monitor will then enter the Active Off mode (sleep). In the Active Off mode the Power LED will still show orange.

Use these conventions and the power can be reduced to the following levels:

VESA State

LED Indicator

Power Consumption

 

 

 

On

Blue

<150 W

 

 

 

Standby

Orange

<2 W

 

 

 

Off

Purple

<1 W

 

 

 

To “wake” the monitor when it is in Standby/Active Off mode, move the mouse or press any keyboard key. You can change the monitor’s power management settings using the Windows Control Panel. For more information, see your computer’s User Guide.

Maintaining

To keep the monitor in optimal working order:

Do not block the ventilation holes.

Do not expose the monitor to rain or use near water.

Keep the monitor away from radiators or heat vents.

Keep the monitor out of direct sunlight.

Caution

Do not use any type of abrasive pad or glass cleaner. You will permanently scratch the screen.

To clean the monitor, use a soft cloth slightly moistened with water only. Wipe the cabinet, screen, and controls.

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Troubleshooting

If you have problems with the monitor, the information in this chapter may help you solve them without needing to call Customer Care.

Make sure that the monitor has warmed up for about 30 minutes before making any judgments about the picture quality.

Troubleshooting symptoms

No power

Make sure that the power cord is connected correctly to both the back of the monitor and the wall outlet. For more information about connecting the power cord, see “Connecting the monitor” on page 2.

Important

If the power LED is on, the monitor is receiving power.

No picture

Touch (Menu), then (Input Select) to make sure that you have selected the correct video source.

Make sure that the power cord is connected correctly to both the back of the monitor and the wall outlet. For more information about connecting the power cord, see “Connecting the monitor” on page 2.

Make sure that the video cable is connected securely to the back of the monitor and computer. For more information about connecting the video cable, see “Connecting the monitor” on page 2.

Make sure that the monitor is turned on.

Reset the monitor to the factory settings. For more information, see “Advanced menu” on page 15.

If the power LED is orange, it means that the monitor is not detecting a video source or input detection is disabled. Complete the following steps:

Move the mouse or press any key on the keyboard to bring the monitor out of sleep mode.

Touch (Menu), then touch (Input Select) to choose another input.

Make sure that your computer is turned on.

Restart your computer with the monitor turned on.

Make sure that the video cable is not damaged.

Check the end of the video cable for any pins that might be bent or pushed in.

Reset the OSD. For more information, see “Advanced menu” on page 15.

Turn off the monitor and unplug the video cable from the back of your computer. Turn the monitor back on and wait for ten seconds. If the monitor is functioning correctly, a “No Signal” message appears. For more information about connecting the video cable, see “Connecting the monitor” on page 2.

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