VG278HR Series
LCD Monitor
User Guide
Table of contents
Notices.......................................................................................................... iii
Safety information....................................................................................... iv
Care & Cleaning............................................................................................ v
1.1Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Monitor introduction..................................................................... 1-2
1.3.1
Front view........................................................................ 1-2
1.3.2
Back view......................................................................... 1-4
1.3.3
GamePlus Function......................................................... 1-5
1.3.4
Experiencing 3D Virtual Effects....................................... 1-6
1.3.5
How to use your wireless 3D glasses.............................. 1-7
2.1
Assembling the monitor base...................................................... 2-1
2.2
Adjusting the monitor................................................................... 2-2
2.3
Detaching the arm (for VESA wall mount).................................. 2-3
3.1
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu.................................................. 3-1
3.1.1
How to configure.............................................................. 3-1
3.1.2
OSD Function Introduction............................................... 3-2
3.2
Specifications................................................................................ 3-7
3.3
Troubleshooting (FAQ)................................................................. 3-9
3.4
Supported Timing List................................................................ 3-10
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ii
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
• 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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• 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.
iii
Safety information
• 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 extension 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, in case use at a PC then it should
use the monitor only with 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.
• The wall socket shall be installed near the equipment and shall be
easily accessible.
iv
Care & Cleaning
• 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:
• 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.
v
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
vi
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to http://www.asus.com
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation that may
have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of
the standard package.
1.1Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the ASUS® LCD monitor!
The latest widescreen LCD 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 monitor brings you!
1.2
Package contents
Check your package for the following items:
LCD Monitor
Power Cord
VGA Cable
DVI (Dual-Link) Cable
3.5mm Audio Cable
NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Glasses
Support CD
Demo DVD
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately.
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1.3
Monitor introduction
1.3.1
Front view
1
1.
2
3
4
5
6
7
Button:
•
2.
GamePlus hotkey. Press
function needed.
to select and MENU to confirm the
Button:
•
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 six video preset modes (Scenery
Mode, Standard Mode, Theater Mode, Game Mode, Night View
Mode, and sRGB Mode) with SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence
Technology.
•
Exit the OSD menu or go back to the previous menu as the OSD
menu is active.
The Splendid, Contrast and Brightness adjustment functions will be temporarily
disabled while 3D function is activated.
3.
Button:
•
1-2
Press this button to decrease the value of the function selected
or move to the next functions.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
•
4.
Volume hotkey
Button:
•
Press this button to enter/select the icon (function) highlighted
while the OSD menu is activated.
•
Exits the hotkey OSD menu.
•
Press this button to increase the value of the function selected
or move to the previous function.
•
Brightness hotkey
5.
Button:
6.
Input Select Button:
•
7.
Press this button to select input source.
Power Button/Power Indicator:
•
Press this button to turn the monitor on/off.
•
The color definition of the power indicator is shown below.
Status
Description
Blue
ON
Amber
Standby mode
OFF
OFF
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1.3.2
Back view
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Rear connectors
1.
Kensington lock slot.
2.
AC-IN port: This port connects the power cord.
3.
VGA port: This 15-pin port is for PC VGA connection.
4.
DVI port: This 24-pin port is for PC (Personal Computer) DVI-D digital
signal connection (support NVIDIA® 3D Vision™).
The 3D feature is only supported through HDMI-IN and DVI port.
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5.
HDMI-IN port: This port is for connection with an HDMI compatible
device (support NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ and Blu-ray 3D).
6.
PC Audio-In Jack: This 3.5mm stereo jack is for PC audio connection.
7.
Earphone-Out Jack: This 3.5mm stereo jack is for earphone audio
connection.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.3.3
GamePlus Function
The GamePlus Function provides a toolkit and creates a better gaming
environment for users when playing different types of games. Particularly, Aimpoint
function is specially designed for new gamers or beginners interested in First
Person Shooter (FPS) games.
To active GamePlus:
1.
Press the GamePlus hotkey.
2.
Press
3.
Press MENU to confirm the function you choose, and
back, off, and exit.
to select between Aimpoint and Timer function.
GamePlus Main Menu
to go
GamePlus - Aimpoint
GamePlus
Aimpoint
Timer
(Practice Mode)
: Exit / Off
: Select
MENU : OK
GamePlus - Timer
: Exit / Off
: Select
MENU : OK
GamePlus - Timer - Position
Position
: Exit / Off
: Select
MENU : OK
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: Exit / Off
: Select
MENU : OK
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1.3.4
Experiencing 3D Virtual Effects
This monitor is a 3D Vision ready LCD monitor supports PC timing up to
1920x1080@120Hz.
To experience fully immersive stereoscopic 3D virtual effects, you will
require an NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ kit, a compatible NVIDIA-GPU graphics
card, and a computer with Microsoft® Windows® Vista or Windows® 7
operating system installed. Please visit NVIDIA website (http://www.nvidia.
com/) for more information.
The video formats supported for 3D vision of HDMI input are “Frame Packing”,
“Side by Side(Half)”, and “Top-and-Bottom”. Please refer to Section 3.4 for
timing list.
To connect the DVI(Dual link) or HDMI cable
Connect with a DVI(Dual link) or HDMI cable to the monitor and your
computer. You can use the HDMI cable only if your computer has an HDMI
compliance graphics card that is either integrated or installed.
To support 3D Vision, please make sure the HDMI cable is properly connected the
monitor and your 3D Vision compatible graphics card.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.3.5
How to use your wireless 3D glasses
Charge your wireless glasses before using:
Connect one end of the USB cable to your PC or notebook that equipped
with USB port, and the other end to the micro USB port of the glasses.
USB Connection
Used to recharge the glasses.
Press the On/Off button:
Press the On/Off button to turn on or off the power for this 3D glasses. You
may check the built-in battery status by examing the light:
• Green: The battery is fully charged.
• Red: The battery is running out, and needs recharge.
• No Light: The battery is exhausted, and needs recharge immediately.
Green
Red
On/Off Button
Press button for battery status
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2.1
Assembling the monitor base
To assemble the monitor base:
1.
Attach the base to the arm.
2.
Fix with the screws to joint the base with the arm. You can easily
tighten the screws by fingers.
3.
Remove the height adjustment lock from the arm.
1
2
3
The height adjustment lock should NEVER be removed BEFORE you place the
monitor VERTICALLY on a flat and clean table.
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2.2
Adjusting the monitor
• For optimal viewing, we recommend that you look at the full face of the
monitor, then adjust the monitor to the angle that is most comfortable
for you.
• Hold the base to prevent the monitor from falling when you change its
angle.
• You can tilt the monitor’s from -5˚ to +15˚, swivel from left-to-right for
150˚, and lift the monitor’s height for about 100mm.
-5° ~ +15°
150°
150°
0°
100mm
It is normal that the monitor slightly shakes while you adjust the viewing angle.
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Chapter 2: Setup
2.3
Detaching the arm (for VESA wall
mount)
The detachable arm of this monitor is specially designed for VESA wall
mount.
To detach the arm:
1.
Disconnect power and signal cables.
2.
Lower the monitor to its lowest height, and then insert the height
adjustment lock.
3.
Carefully put the front of the monitor face down on a flat and clean
table.
4.
Use a screwdriver to remove the four screwdrivers on the arm, and
then detach the arm from the monitor.
•
We recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to prevent
damage to the monitor.
•
Hold the stand while removing the screws.
•
The VESA wall mount kit ( 100 x 100 mm) is purchased separately.
•
Use only the UL Listed Wall Mount Bracket with minimum weight/load 33.2kg
(Screw size: M4 x 10 mm).
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3.1
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu
3.1.1
How to configure
VG278
Splendid
Scenery Mode
Color
Standard Mode
Image
Theater Mode
Input Select
Game Mode
System Setup
Night View Mode
sRGB
Move
3-1
Menu
Exit
1.
Press [
] button to activate the OSD menu.
2.
Press [
] or [
] button to navigate through the functions.
Highlight and activate the desired function by pressing [
]
button. If there is a sub-menu in the function selected, press [
]
or [
] button again to navigate through the sub-menu functions.
Highlight and activate the desired sub-menu function by pressing
[
] button.
3.
Press [
function.
4.
To exit the OSD menu, press [
adjust any other function.
] or [
] button to change the settings of the selected
] button. Repeat step 2 and step 3 to
Chapter 3: OSD (On-Screen Display) Menu
3.1.2
1.
OSD Function Introduction
Splendid
This function contains six 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.
VG278
Splendid
Scenery Mode
Color
Standard Mode
Image
Theater Mode
Input Select
Game Mode
System Setup
Night View Mode
sRGB
Move
Menu
Exit
•
Scenery Mode: The best choice for scenery photo display with
SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement.
•
Standard Mode: The best choice for document editing with
SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement.
•
Theater Mode: The best choice for movie with SPLENDID™
Video Enhancement.
•
Game Mode: The best choice for game playing with
SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement.
•
Night View Mode: The best choice dark-scene game or movie
with SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement.
•
sRGB Mode: Compatible with sRGB color space. sRGB mode
is the best choice for document editing.
•
In the Standard Mode, the Saturation and ASCR functions are not userconfigurable.
•
In the other modes, the sRGB function is not user-configurable.
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2.
Color
Set a desired color setting from this menu.
VG278
Splendid
Brightness
90
Color
Contrast
80
Image
Saturation
Input Select
Color Temp.
System Setup
Skin Tone
50
User Mode
Natural
Smart View
OFF
NVIDIA Lightboost
TM
Move
Menu
Exit
•
Brightness: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. The
button is a hotkey to activate this function.
•
Contrast: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
•
Saturation: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
•
Color Temp.: Contains four color modes: “Cool”, “Normal”,
“Warm”, and “User Mode”.
In the User mode for Color Temp., the colors of R (Red), G (Green), and B (Blue)
are user-configurable; the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
•
Skin Tone: Contains three color modes including “Reddish”,
“Natural”, and “Yellowish”.
•
Smart View: Enable a clearer visibility after tilted the screen.
•
NVIDIA® Lightboost™: With the 3D signal input connected, this
option will be available to adjust lightness. Press [
] or
[
] button to change the settings.
VG278
3D-Mode
Splendid
Brightness
90
Color
Contrast
76
Image
Saturation
50
Input Select
Color Temp.
System Setup
Skin Tone
User Mode
Natural
Smart View
NVIDIA Lightboost
Move
3-3
Menu
OFF
TM
OFF
MAX
Exit
Chapter 3: OSD (On-Screen Display) Menu
3.
Image
Set the image related setting from this menu.
VG278
Splendid
Sharpness
Color
Trace Free
Image
Aspect Control
Full
Input Select
ASCR
OFF
System Setup
3D Mode Selection
50
60
Position
Focus
Move
Menu
Exit
•
Sharpness: Adjust the picture sharpness. The adjusting range
is from 0 to 100.
•
Trace Free: Speed up the response time. The adjusting range is
from 0 to 100.
•
Aspect Control: Adjust the aspect ratio to “4:3”, “Full”, or
“OverScan”. (The “OverScan” ratio is only available for HDMI
input.)
•
ASCR: Turn on or off the ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio)
function. (Only available at Scenery Mode, Theater Mode,
Game Mode, and Night View Mode.)
•
3D Mode Selection (Only available for HDMI input with 720P,
1080i, 1080P timing):
•
Default: 2D model
•
3D Top-and-Bottom: Deal the 3D screen by the way of
Top-and-Bottom
•
3D Side-by-Side(Half): Deal the 3D screen by the way of
Side-by-Side(Half)
•
Position: Adjust the horizontal position (H-Position) and the
vertical position (V-Position) of the image. The adjusting range is
from 0 to 100. (Only available for VGA input.)
•
Focus: Reduce Horizontal-line noise and Vertical-line noise
of the image by adjusting (Phase) and (Clock) separately. The
adjusting range is from 0 to 100. (Only available for VGA input.)
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4.
•
Phase adjusts the phase of the pixel clock signal. With a wrong phase
adjustment, the screen shows horizontal disturbances.
•
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.
Input Select
Select the input source from “VGA”, “DVI”, or “HDMI”.
VG278
Splendid
VGA
Color
DVI
Image
HDMI
Input Select
System Setup
Move
Menu
Exit
Only the VGA and DVI input supports the “Auto scan” function.
5.
System Setup
Adjust the system configuration.
VG278
Splendid
Splendid Demo Mode
Color
Volume
Image
3D IR Mode
OFF
50
Input Select
ECO Mode
System Setup
OSD Setup
Normal
OFF
Language
English
1/2
Move
3-5
Menu
Exit
Chapter 3: OSD (On-Screen Display) Menu
VG278
Splendid
Information
Color
All Reset
Image
Input Select
System Setup
2/2
Move
Menu
Exit
•
Splendid Demo Mode: Splits the screen into two for Splendid
modes comparison. (Only available at Scenery Mode, Theater
Mode, Game Mode, and Night View Mode.)
•
Volume: Adjusts the speaker and earphone output volume
level. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
•
3D IR Mode: Select output power for the built-in IR emitter.
Select “LAN Party” for an environment with multiple IR emitters
to prevent mutual interference. Select “Consumer compatible”
for a longer distance positioning.
•
ECO Mode: Activate the ecology mode for power saving. (Some
gray levels may not be distinguished if ECO is ON. Its brightness
is lower than that when setting the Contrast Ratio to 100.)
•
OSD Setup:
•
H-Position / V-Position: Adjusts the horizontal position
(H-Position) or the vertical position (V-Position) of the OSD
from 0 to 100.
•
OSD Timeout: Adjusts the OSD timeout from 10 to 120
seconds.
•
DDC/CI: Enables or disables the DDC/CI function.
•
Transparency: Adjusts the OSD background from opaque
to transparent.
•
Language: There are 10 languages for your selection, including
“English”, “French”, “German”, “Spanish”, “Italian”, “Dutch”,
“Russian”, “Traditional Chinese”, “Simplified Chinese”, and
“Japanese”.
•
Information: Shows the monitor information.
•
All Reset: Select “Yes” to restore the default settings.
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Specifications
Panel Type
TFT LCD
Panel Size
27” W (68.6 cm)
Color Saturation(NTSC)
72% (sRGB)
True Resolution
1920 x 1080 (up to 144Hz)
Full HD 1080P
Yes
Pixel Pitch
0.311 mm
Brightness (Typ.)
300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (Typ.)
1000:1
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR)
50,000,000:1 (with ASCR on)
Viewing Angle (H/V) CR≧10
170°(H) /160°(V)
Display Colors
16.7 M
Response Time
2 ms (Gray to gray)
Trace Free Technology
Yes
SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement
Yes
SPLENDID™ Selection
6 video preset modes (by hotkey)
Skin-Tone Selection
3 modes
Color Temperature Selection
4 modes
HDCP
Yes
Stereo Speaker
3W x 2 stereo, RMS
Auto Adjustment Hotkey
Yes
Brightness Adjustment Hotkey
Yes
Volume Adjustment Hotkey
Yes
Input Selection Hotkey
Yes
PC Input
Dual-link DVI-D(support NVIDIA 3D Vision),
D-Sub
PC Audio Input
Yes (3.5mm Mini-jack)
Video Input
HDMI 1.4 (support Blu-ray 3D)
AV Audio Input
HDMI 1.4
Earphone Jack
Yes (3.5mm Mini-jack)
Chassis Colors
Black
Power LED
Blue (On) / Amber (Standby)
Tilt
+15˚ ~ -5˚
Swivel
+150˚ ~ -150˚
Height Adjustment
100 mm
Chapter 3: OSD (On-Screen Display) Menu
VESA Wall Mounting
100 x 100 mm
Kensington Lock
Yes
AC Input Voltage
AC: 100 ~ 240V
Power Consumption
Power On: < 50 W (Max.)
Energy Star: < 37.25 W
Standby: < 1 W (Typ.)
Power Off: < 1 W
Temperature (Operating)
0˚C ~ +35˚C
Temperature (Non-operating)
-20˚C ~ +60˚C
Dimension (W x H x D)
548.75 x 414.19 x 201 mm (machine)
711 x 540 x 227 mm (package)
Weight (Esti.)
8.3 kg (Net); 12.1 kg (Gross)
Regulation approvals
Energy Star®, ErP, UL/cUL, CB, CE,
FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI,
J-MOSS, PSB, RoHS, WEEE, Windows 7
WHQL
*Specifications subject to change without notice.
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3.3
Troubleshooting (FAQ)
Problem
Power LED is not ON
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.
The power LED lights amber and • Check if the monitor and the computer are in the
there is no screen image
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.
Screen image is too light or dark
• Adjust the Contrast and Brightness settings via
OSD.
Screen image bounces or a wave • Make sure the signal cable is properly connected to
pattern is present in the image
the monitor and the computer.
• Move away electrical devices that may cause
electrical interference.
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Screen image has color defects
(white does not look white)
• Inspect the signal cable and make sure that 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.
3D function is not working well
• Make sure the input source is DVI (Dual-link) or
HDMI, and the cable is connected. DVI (Single-link)
& VGA are not supported for 3D function.
• For DVI source: Make sure the screen resolution
setting is 1920x1080 at 120Hz, 110Hz or 100Hz.
For HDMI source: Make sure your graphics card or
DVD player support HDMI 1.4.
• Make sure the power button of wireless 3D glasses
is turned on. Charge the wireless glasses if its
battery is in low status.
• Make sure the computer was installed with
Microsoft® Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating
system, and NVIDIA 3D drivers.
• Visit NVIDIA website (http://www.nvidia.com/) for
more information about system requirements, setup
instructions, and PC games supported.
Chapter 3: OSD (On-Screen Display) Menu
3.4
Supported Timing List
Resolution
640x480
640x480
640x480
720x400
720x400
800x600
800x600
800x600
800x600
832x624
848x480
1024x768
1024x768
1024x768
1152x864
1280x960
1280x1024
1280x1024
1440x900
1440x900
1680x1050
1920x1080
1280x720
1280x720
1280x720
1280x768
1280x800
1280x800
1280x800
1366x768
1440x900
1680x1050
1920x1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
67Hz
75Hz
70Hz
85Hz
56Hz
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
70Hz
75Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
75Hz
60Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
ASUS VG278HR Series LCD Monitor
Horizontal
31.469KHz
35KHz
37.5KHz
31.469KHz
37.927KHz
35.156KHz
37.879KHz
48.077KHz
46.875KHz
49.725KHz
31.02KHz
48.363KHz
56.476KHz
60.023KHz
67.5KHz
60KHz
63.981KHz
79.976KHz
55.935KHz
70.635KHz
65.29KHz
67.5KHz
44.444KHz
44.772KHz
56.456KHz
47.396KHz
49.306KHz
49.702KHz
62.795KHz
47.712KHz
55.469KHz
64.674KHz
66.587KHz
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Resolution
Refresh Rate
1920x1080* (DVI)
100Hz
1920x1080* (DVI)
110Hz
1920x1080* (DVI)
1920x1080* (DVI)
640x480P (HDMI)
720x480P (HDMI)
720x576P (HDMI)
1280x720P (HDMI)
1280x720P (HDMI)
1440x480P (HDMI)
1440x576P (HDMI)
1920x1080i (HDMI)
1920x1080i (HDMI)
1920x1080P (HDMI)
1920x1080P (HDMI)
120Hz
144Hz
59.94/60Hz
59.94/60Hz
50Hz
50Hz
59.94/60Hz
59.94/60Hz
50Hz
50Hz
59.94/60Hz
50Hz
59.94/60Hz
Horizontal
113.3 KHz(2D) /
113.8KHz(3D)
125.1KHz(2D) /
125.7KHz(3D)
137.2KHz(2D/3D)
158.11KHz (2D)
31.469KHz / 31.5KHz
31.469KHz / 31.5KHz
31.25KHz
37.5KHz
44.955KHz / 45KHz
31.469KHz / 31.5KHz
31.25KHz
28.125KHz
33.716KHz / 33.75KHz
56.25KHz
67.433 KHz / 67.5KHz
3D Display Modes, Primary Timings List (HDMI input only)
Resolution
1280x720P 50Hz
1280x720P 59.94/60Hz
1920x1080i 50Hz
1920x1080i 59.94/60Hz
1920x1080P 50Hz
1920x1080P 59.94/60Hz
1920x1080P 23.98/24Hz
3D Video Format
Frame Packing
Side by Side(Half)
Top-and-Bottom
Side by Side(Half)
Top-and- Bottom
Side by Side(Half)
Top-and- Bottom
Frame Packing
Side by Side(Half)
Top-and-Bottom
Horizontal
37.5KHz
44.955KHz
28.125KHz
33.716KHz / 33.75KHz
56.25KHz
67.433KHz / 67.5KHz
67.433KHz / 67.5KHz
Note: you must select one of the “*” timing for enabling 3D or 144Hz feature with a compatible
NVIDIA-GPU graphic card via Dual-link cable connection.
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Chapter 3: OSD (On-Screen Display) Menu