E5195 V1
January 2010
MS228H Series
LED Monitor
User Guide
Table of contents
Notices.......................................................................................................... iii
Safety information....................................................................................... iv
Care & Cleaning ........................................................................................... v
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome! ..................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Assembling the monitor base...................................................... 1-2
1.2
1.5.
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
Monitor
1.5.1
1.5.2
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Front of the LED monitor................................................. 1-4
Rear of the LED monitor ................................................. 1-5
Chapter 2:
Setup
Chapter 3:
General Instruction 2.1
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
Adjusting the monitor................................................................... 2-1
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu ................................................. 3-1
3.1.1
3.1.2
How to reconfigure........................................................... 3-1
OSD Function Introduction............................................... 3-1
Specifications summary............................................................... 3-4
Troubleshooting (FAQ)................................................................. 3-5
Supported operating modes........................................................ 3-6
HDMI Supported Primary Timings........................................... 3-7
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’
s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
As an Energy Star® Partner, our company has determined that this product meets
the Energy Star® guidelines for energy efficiency.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
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Before setting up the monitor, carefully read all the documentation that came
with the package.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, never expose the monitor to rain or moisture.
Never try to open the monitor cabinet. The dangerous high voltages inside the
monitor may result in serious physical injury.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the
power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer
immediately.
Slots and openings on the back or top of the cabinet are provided for
ventilation. Do not block these slots. Never place this product near or over a
radiator or heat source unless proper ventilation is provided.
The monitor should be operated only from the type of power source indicated
on the label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home,
consult your dealer or local power company.
Use the appropriate power plug which complies with your local power standard.
Do not overload power strips and extention cords. Overloading can result in fire
or electric shock.
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the monitor in
any area where it may become wet. Place the monitor on a stable surface.
Unplug the unit during a lightning storm or if it will not be used for a long period
of time. This will protect the monitor from damage due to power surges.
Never push objects or spill liquid of any kind into the slots on the monitor
cabinet.
To ensure satisfactory operation, use the monitor only with UL listed computers
which have appropriate configured receptacles marked between 100-240V AC.
If you encounter technical problems with the monitor, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Care & Cleaning
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Before you lift or reposition your monitor, it is better to disconnect the cables
and power cord. Follow the correct lifting techniques when positioning the
monitor. When lifting or carrying the monitor, grasp the edges of the monitor.
Do not lift the display by the stand or the cord.
Cleaning. Turn your monitor off and unplug the power cord. Clean the monitor
surface with a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed
with a cloth dampened with mild cleaner.
Avoid using a cleaner containing alcohol or acetone. Use a cleaner intended
for use with the LCD. Never spray cleaner directly on the screen, as it may drip
inside the monitor and cause an electric shock.
The following symptoms are normal with the monitor:
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The screen may flicker during the initial use due to the nature of the fluorescent
light. Turn off the Power Switch and turn it on again to make sure that the
flicker disappears.
You may find slightly uneven brightness on the screen depending on the
desktop pattern you use.
When the same image is displayed for hours, an afterimage of the previous
screen may remain after switching the image. The screen will recover slowly or
you can turn off the Power Switch for hours.
When the screen becomes black or flashes, or cannot work anymore, contact
your dealer or service center to fix it. Do not repair the screen by yourself!
Conventions used in this guide
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying
to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
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ASUS websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to http://www.asus.com
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
card, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the ASUS® MS228H Series LED monitor!
The latest widescreen LED monitor from ASUS provides a crisper, broader, and
brighter display, plus a host of features that enhance your viewing experience.
With these features, you can enjoy the convenience and delightful visual
experience that the MS228H Series brings you!
1.2
Package contents
Check your MS228H Series package for the following items:
LED monitor
Monitor base
Quick start guide
Power cord
VGA cable
HDMI to DVI cable
Power adapter
Warranty card
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
immediately.
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1.3
Assembling the monitor base
To assemble the monitor base:
Attach the base to the monitor with bundled handy-screw correctly and then put on the
screw cover.
We recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to prevent
damage to the monitor.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
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Connect cables
Connect cables which you need
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Power adapter
2
VGA cable
3
HDMI to DVI cable
4
Audio cable (For connecting a speaker to play HDMI audio)
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Monitor introduction
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FrontoftheLEDmonitor
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Automatically adjust the image to its optimized position, clock, and phase
by long pressing this button for 2-4 seconds (for VGA mode only).
Use this hotkey to switch from five video preset modes (Game Mode, Night View Mode, Scenery Mode, Standard Mode, Theater Mode) with SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology.
Exit the OSD menu or go back to the previous menu as the OSD
menu is active.
Button:
Press this button to decrease the value of the function selected
or move to the next function.
• This is also a hotkey for Contrast Ratio adjustment.
MENU Button:
• Activate OSD menu
• Press this button to enter/select the icon (function) highlighted while the OSD menu is activated.
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button:
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Button:
Press this button to increase the value of the function selected
or move to the previous function.
This is also a hotkey for Brightness adjustment.
Input Select Button
Use this hotkey to switch between VGA and HDMI input signals.
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Power button / Power indicator
Press this button to turn the monitor on/off.
Status
White
White (Blinking)
OFF
Description
ON
Standby mode
OFF
1.5.2 RearoftheLEDmonitor
Rearconnectors
DC-IN
1
DC-INport
2
VGAport
VGA
3
HDMI-INport
4
HDMI Audio - out port
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2.1
Adjusting the monitor
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Hold both right and left front frames to prevent the monitor
from falling when you change its angle.
• You can adjust the monitor’s angle from 10º to 20º.
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Chapter 2: Setup
3.1
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu
3.1.1
How to reconfigure
1.
Press the MENU button to activate
the OSD menu.
Night View Mode
2.
Press
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to navigate through the functions. Highlight and activate
the desired function by pressing the MENU button. If the function selected
has a sub-menu, press
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again to navigate through the sub-menu
functions. Highlight and activate the desired sub-menu function by pressing
the MENU button.
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Press
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to change the settings of the selected function.
To exit the OSD menu, press the
adjust any other function.
3.1.2
button. Repeat step 2 and step 3 to
OSD Function Introduction
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Splendid
This function contains five
sub-functions you can select
for your preference. Each mode has the
Reset selection, allowing you to maintain
your setting or return to the preset mode.
Night View Mode
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Scenery Mode: best choice for scenery photo display with SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology.
• Theater Mode: best choice for movie with SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology.
• • • Standard Mode: best choice for document editing with SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology.
Game Mode: best choice for game playing with SPLENDID™ Video
Intelligence Technology.
Night View Mode: best choice for dark-scene game or movie with
SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology.
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In the Standard Mode, the Saturation and ASCR functions are not
user-configurable.
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In the other modes, the sRGB function is not user-configurable.
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Image
You can adjust brightness, contrast, ASCR, Trace Free, sharpness, saturation,
position (VGA only), and focus (VGA only) from this main function.
P1
P2
ASCR
Trace Free
Sharpness
Saturation
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Position
Focus
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Brightness: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
activate this function.
Contrast: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
is a hotkey to
ASCR: Select YES or NO to enable or disable dynamic contrast
ratio function.
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Trace Free:
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Sharpness: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
Saturation: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
Position: adjusts the horizontal position (H-Position) and the vertical
position (V-Position) of the image. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
Focus: reduces Horizonal-line noise and Vertical-line noise of the image
by adjusting (Phase) and (Clock) separately. The adjusting range is from
0 to 100.
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Phase adjusts the phase of the pixel clock signal. With a wrong phase
adjustment, the screen shows horizontal disturbances.
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Clock (pixel frequency) controls the number of pixels scanned by one
horizontal sweep. If the frequency is not correct, the screen shows vertical
stripes and the image is not proportional.
Color
Select the image color you like
from this function.
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Chapter 3: General Instruction
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Color Temp.: contains five color modes including Cool, Normal,
Warm, sRGB, and User mode.
Skin Tone: contains three color modes including Reddish, Natural,
and Yellowish.
In the User mode, colors of R (Red), G (Green), and B (Bluee) are userconfigurable; the adjusting range is from 0-00.
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Input Select
In this function, you could only select VGA and HDMI input source.
HDMI
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System Setup
Allow you to adjust the system.
Aspect Control
Information
All Reset
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Aspect Control: adjusts the aspect ratio among "Full", "4:3", and
"OverScan"(For HDMI mode only).
OSD Setup: adjust the horizontal position (H-Position) and the vertical position (V-Position) of the OSD. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. In the OSD Timeout selection, you can adjust the OSD timeout from 10 to 21.
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All Reset: “Yes” allows you to revert to the preset mode.
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Language: there are eleven languages for your selection, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
Information: shows the monitor information.
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Specifications summary
Model
Panel Size
True Resolution
Brightness (Max.)
MS228H
21.5"
1920x1080
250cd/m
2
Intrisinc Contrast Ratio
1000:1
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio
50000:1
Viewing Angle (CR≧10)
Color Saturation (NTSC)
170°(H)/160°(V)
72%
Display Colors
16.7 M
Response Time
2ms(GTG)
HDMI Input
DVI Input
Yes
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VGA (D-Sub) Input
Yes
HDMI Audio-out
Yes
Power ON
Tilt
Phys. Dimension (WxHxD)
Box Dimension (WxHxD)
<30W
+10° ~ +20°
519.5x377.6x155.9 mm
587x140x430 mm
Net Weight (Esti.)
2.99 Kg
Gross Weight (Esti.)
4.99 Kg
Voltage Rating
100~240V
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 3: General Instruction
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Troubleshooting (FAQ)
Problem
Power LED is not ON
The power LED is blinking and there is no
screen image
Screen image is too light or dark
Screen image is not centered or sized
properly
Possible Solution
• Press the button to check if the monitor
is in the ON mode.
• Check if the power cord is properly
connected to the monitor and the power
outlet.
• Check if the monitor and the computer are
in the ON mode.
• Make sure the signal cable is properly connected the monitor and the computer.
• Inspect the signal cable and make sure
none of the pins are bent.
• Connect the computer with another
available monitor to check if the computer
is properly working.
• Adjust the Contrast and Brightness settings
via OSD.
• Press the A button for 2-4 seconds to
automatically adjust the image(For VGA
mode only).
• Adjust the H-Position or V-Position settings
via OSD(For VGA mode only).
Screen image bounces or a wave pattern is • Make sure the signal cable is properly
present in the image
connected to the monitor and the computer.
• Move electrical devices that may cause
electrical interference.
Screen image has color defects (white does • Inspect the signal cable and make sure that
not look white)
none of the pins are bent.
• Perform "All Reset" via OSD.
• Adjust the R/G/B color settings or select the
Color Temperature via OSD.
• Press the A button for 2-4 seconds to
Screen image is blurry or fuzzy
automatically adjust the image(For VGA
mode only).
• Adjust the H-Position or V-Position settings
via OSD(For VGA mode only).
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3.4MS228H Supported Timing List
VESA Modes, Factory Preset Timings Resolution Refresh Rate
Horizontal
Frequency
640x480
60Hz
31.489kHz
640x480
67Hz
35kHz
640x480
72Hz
37.881kHz
640x480
75Hz
37.5kHz
640x350
70Hz
31.469kHz
720x400
70Hz
31.469kHz
800x600
56Hz
35.156kHz
800x600
60Hz
37.879kHz
800x600
72Hz
48.077kHz
800x600
75Hz
46.875kHz
832x624
75Hz
49.725kHz
848x480
60Hz
31.02kHz
1024x768
60Hz
48.363kHz
1024x768
70Hz
56.476kHz
1024x768
75Hz
60.023kHz
1024x768
75Hz
67.023kHz
1152x864
75Hz
67.5kHz
1280x720
60Hz
44.444/44.772kHz
1280x720
75Hz
56.456kHz
1280x768
60Hz
47.8kHz
1280x800
60Hz
49.306/49.702kHz
1280x800
75Hz
62.795kHz
1280x960
60Hz
60kHz
1280x1024
60Hz
63.981kHz
1280x1024
75Hz
79.976kHz
1360x768
60Hz
47.7kHz
1366x768
60Hz
47.7kHz
1440x900
60Hz
55.469/55.935kHz
1440x900
75Hz
70.635kHz
1600x900
60Hz
60kHz
1680x1050
60Hz
64.674/65.29kHz
1920x1080
60Hz
66.587/67.5kHz
640X480P (HDMI)
59.94/60Hz
31.469/31.5kHz
720x480P (HDMI)
59.95/60Hz
31.469/31.5kHz
720x576P (HDMI)
50Hz
31.25kHz
1280x720P (HDMI)
50Hz
37.5kHz
1280x720P (HDMI)
59.94/60Hz
44.955/45kHz
1920x1080i (HDMI)
50Hz
28.125kHz
1920x1080i (HDMI)
59.94/60Hz
33.716/33.75
1920x1080P (HDMI)
50Hz
56.25kHz
1920x1080P (HDMI)
59.94/60Hz
67.433/67.5kHz
*Modesnotlistedintheabovetablesmaynotbesupported.Foroptimalresolution,werecommend
thatyouchooseamodelistedintheabovetables
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Chapter 3: General Instruction
IBM Modes Mode
DOS
Resolution
H(KHz)
V(Hz)
Pixel(MHz)
640x350
31.469
70
25.175
720x400
31.469
70
28.322
MAC Modes
Mode
Resolution
H(KHz)
V(Hz)
Pixel(MHz)
VGA
640x480
35
67
30.24
SVGA
832x624
49.725
75
57.2832
*Modesnotlistedintheabovetablesmaynotbesupported.Foroptimalresolution,werecommend
thatyouchooseamodelistedintheabovetables
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