Vidikron DView VL-26HD Installation manual

O W N E R ’ S
O P E R A T I N G
M A N U A L
VL-26HD and VL-32HD
HIGH DEFINITION FLAT PANEL LCD MONITORS
VERSION 1.2
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For LCD Displays
Congratulations on your purchase of a Vidikron video product and welcome to the Vidikron family! With proper installation, setup
and care, you should enjoy many years of unparalleled video performance.
This is a LIMITED WARRANTY as defined in the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Please read it carefully and retain it with your other
important documents.
WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY:
SERVICE LABOR: Vidikron will pay for service labor by Vidikron Authorized Service Center when needed as a result of a
manufacturing defect for a period of one (1) year from the effective date of delivery to the end user.
PARTS: Vidikron will provide new or rebuilt replacement parts for the parts that fail due to defects in materials or workmanship for
a period of one (1) year from the effective date of delivery to the end user. Such replacement parts are then subsequently
warranted for the remaining portion (if any) of the original warranty period.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY:
Image retention on LCD display panels is specifically excluded from coverage under this Limited Warranty. Image retention or
staining of an image is the result of misuse of the product and therefore cannot be repaired under the terms of this Limited
Warranty.
Normal viewing material such as television/satellite broadcasts, videotape or DVDs (not put into pause for extended periods of
time) will not cause damage to your display under normal conditions. Many DVD players are also equipped with screen savers for
this reason.
TO AVOID IMAGE RETENTION (Burn-in): Please ensure that still images are not left on your LCD display panel. Also ensure that
images displayed in the 4:3 aspect ratio mode (black or gray stripes, but no picture information is present on the left and right
edges of the screen) are used as infrequently as possible. This will prevent permanent retention on your LCD display panel, which
can be seen permanently under certain conditions once burn-in has occurred.
The types of images to avoid include video games, still images and computer screens with stationary tool bars and icons. (This is
why computers are equipped with screen savers – to prevent still images from burning into the monitor’s phosphors after being
displayed continuously for an extended period of time).
This Limited Warranty only covers failure due to defects in materials and workmanship that occur during normal use and does not
cover normal maintenance. This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinets or any appearance items; failure resulting from
accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, faulty or improper installation or setup adjustments; improper
maintenance, alteration, improper use of any input signal; damage due to lightning or power line surges, spikes and brownouts;
damage that occurs during shipping or transit; or damage that is attributed to acts of God. In the case of remote control units,
damage resulting from leaking, old, damaged or improper batteries is also excluded from coverage under this Limited Warranty.
CAUTION: THIS LIMITED WARRANTY ONLY COVERS VIDIKRON PRODUCTS PURCHASED FROM VIDIKRON AUTHORIZED DEALERS.
ALL OTHER PRODUCTS ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. MOREOVER, DAMAGE
RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM IMPROPER INSTALLATION OR SETUP IS SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE
UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
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RIGHTS, LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS:
Vidikron limits its obligations under any implied warranties under state laws to a period not to exceed the warranty period. There
are no express warranties. Vidikron also excludes any obligation on its part for incidental or consequential damages related to the
failure of this product to function properly. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. So the above limitations or exclusions may
not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
EFFECTIVE WARRANTY DATE:
This warranty begins on the effective date of delivery to the end user. For your convenience, keep the original bill of sale as
evidence of the purchase date.
IMPORTANT -- WARRANTY REGISTRATION:
Please fill out and mail your warranty registration card. It is imperative that Vidikron knows how to reach you promptly if we should
discover a safety problem or product update for which you must be notified.
CONTACT A VIDIKRON AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER TO OBTAIN SERVICE:
Repairs made under the terms of this Limited Warranty covering your Vidikron video product will be performed at the location of
the product, during usual working hours, providing location of product is within normal operating distance from a Vidikron
Authorized Service Center. In some instances it may be necessary for the product to be returned to the Vidikron factory for repairs.
If, solely in Vidikron’s judgment, location of product to be repaired is beyond normal operating distance of the closest Vidikron
Authorized Service Center, or the repair requires the unit be returned to the Vidikron factory, it is the owner’s responsibility to
arrange for shipment of the product for repair. These arrangements must be made through the selling Vidikron Dealer. If this is not
possible, contact Vidikron directly for a Return Authorization number and shipping instructions. Vidikron will return product
transportation prepaid in the United States, unless no product defect is discovered. In that instance, shipping costs will be the
responsibility of the owner.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS:
© Copyright 2005 Vidikron. This document contains proprietary information protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. No part
of this manual may be reproduced by any mechanical, electronic or other means, in any form, without prior written permission of
the manufacturer.
All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
To locate the name and address of the nearest Vidikron Authorized Service Center, or for additional information about this Limited
Warranty, please call or write:
VIDIKRON
Attn: Customer Service Department
2900 Faber Street
Union City, CA 94587
Ph: (510) 324-5900
Fax: (510) 324-5905
Toll Free: (888) 4VIDIKRON
VIDIKRON PRODUCT INFORMATION
RETAIN THIS INFORMATION FOR YOUR RECORDS
_________________________________________________________
________________________________________
Model Purchased
Date
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Serial Number
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Vidikron Authorized Dealer Name
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Address
____________________________________________
__________________
________________________
City
State/Province
Postal Code
____________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Phone
Fax
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Safety Precautions
Thank you for your purchase of this quality Vidikron product! It has been designed to provide you with the quality of video that is
expected in a home theater. For the best performance, please read this manual carefully as it is your guide through the menus and
operation.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
CAUTION
To turn off main power, be sure to remove the plugs from power outlets. The power outlet socket should be installed as near to the
equipment as possible, and should be easily accessible.
WARNING
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARDS, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. ALSO DO NOT USE THIS UNIT’S
POLARIZED PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLETS, UNLESS THE PRONGS CAN BE FULLY INSERTED.
REFRAIN FROM OPENING THE CABINET AS THERE ARE HIGH-VOLTAGE COMPONENTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class ‘B’ digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the Installation Manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area may cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
DOC Compliance Notice
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Please read and follow the safety precautions listed below to ensure the equipment is free from damage, and to ensure that no
injury will occur as a result of improper use.
• Do not insert any object, especially metal or liquids, into the LCD display.
• Do not place any objects containing water or any other liquid on top of the LCD display.
• Do not place the units in direct sunlight, near heaters or in extremely dusty or humid locations.
• Do not install this system outdoors or otherwise exposed to the elements.
• Do not place heavy objects on top of the LCD display.
• If the power cord is damaged or frayed in any way, electrical shock and/or fire may result. Do not place objects on the power
cord, and keep the cord away from heat-emitting devices. Should the power cord become damaged in any way, please contact
your Vidikron Dealer for a replacement cord.
• Do not remove the cover of the LCD display for any reason. If any problems arise with the unit, please contact a Vidikron Dealer
or Vidikron International for service. Removing the covers will void the warranty.
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Table of Contents
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ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY .............................................................................................. iii
Safety Precautions ................................................................................................................... vi
1. Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 1
About This Manual ............................................................................................................................................ 1
Target Audience.................................................................................................................................................. 1
If You Have Comments About This Manual... .................................................................................. 1
Textual and Graphic Conventions ....................................................................................................... 1
Using This Manual ............................................................................................................................................. 2
Description, Features and Benefits ............................................................................................................. 3
Key Features and Benefits....................................................................................................................... 3
Parts List ....................................................................................................................................................... 4
2. Controls and Functions ...................................................................................................... 5
DView at a Glance .............................................................................................................................................. 5
Controls and Indicators ........................................................................................................................... 5
Connectors .................................................................................................................................................. 6
DView Remote Control .................................................................................................................................... 8
3. Installation ........................................................................................................................ 13
Remote Control ................................................................................................................................................13
Notes on Batteries ...................................................................................................................................13
Notes on Remote Control Operation................................................................................................13
Quick Setup .......................................................................................................................................................14
Installation Considerations ..........................................................................................................................15
Wall-Mounting the DView ....................................................................................................................15
Ambient Light ...........................................................................................................................................15
Other Considerations .............................................................................................................................15
Connections to the DView ...........................................................................................................................16
Rear Connector Access ..........................................................................................................................16
Connecting the DView to Source Components ...........................................................................16
MONITOR OUT Connection..................................................................................................................20
Connecting Headphones......................................................................................................................20
RS-232 Controller Connection ............................................................................................................21
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4. Operation .......................................................................................................................... 23
Turning on the Power ....................................................................................................................................23
Changing the OSD Language .....................................................................................................................23
Setting the PC Display Properties ..............................................................................................................23
Using the On-Screen Menus ........................................................................................................................24
Main Menu ................................................................................................................................................26
Source .........................................................................................................................................................26
Aspect Ratio ..............................................................................................................................................26
Picture Adjust............................................................................................................................................28
Audio ...........................................................................................................................................................33
Channel ......................................................................................................................................................33
Timer ..........................................................................................................................................................34
Setup ...........................................................................................................................................................34
ISF Calibration ..........................................................................................................................................37
Using Picture-In-Picture (PIP) ......................................................................................................................40
Changing the PIP Position ....................................................................................................................41
Changing the PIP Size ............................................................................................................................42
Changing the PIP Aspect Ratio ...........................................................................................................42
Changing the PIP Image Mode ...........................................................................................................42
Swapping the Main and PIP Images .................................................................................................43
Swapping the Main and PIP Audio Programs ...............................................................................43
Stereo Sound/SAP ...........................................................................................................................................44
5. Maintenance and Troubleshooting ................................................................................ 45
Troubleshooting Tips .....................................................................................................................................45
6. Serial Communications .................................................................................................... 47
RS-232 Connection and Port Configuration ..........................................................................................47
Serial Command Syntax ................................................................................................................................47
7. Specifications .................................................................................................................... 51
DView Specifications ......................................................................................................................................51
DView Dimensions ..........................................................................................................................................52
Computer/Video Signal Compatibility ....................................................................................................54
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2-1. DView Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2-2. DView Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2-3. DView Remote Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
3-1. Antenna/Cable TV Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
3-2. DVI or HDMI Source Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
3-3. Analog RGB Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
3-4. Component Video Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3-5. Composite and S-Video Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3-6. Monitor Output Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
3-7. Connecting Headphones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
3-8. RS-232 Control System Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
4-1. DView OSD Menu Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
4-2. Typical PLUGE Pattern for Adjusting Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
4-3. Typical Gray Bar Pattern for Adjusting Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
4-4. Typical Color Bar Pattern for Adjusting Color Saturation and Tint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
4-5. Typical Test Pattern for Adjusting Sharpness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
4-6. DView Splash Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
7-1. VL-26 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
7-2. VL-32 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
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List of Figures
Notes:
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This Owner’s Manual describes how to install, set up and operate the Vidikron VL-26 and
VL-32 LCD Displays. Throughout this manual, the Vidikron VL-26 and VL-32 LCD Displays are
referred to simply as the “DView.”
Vidikron has prepared this manual to help home theater installers and end users get the
most out of the DView.
Introduction
1.1
About This Manual
Target Audience
Vidikron has made every effort to ensure that this manual is accurate as of the date it was
printed. However, because of ongoing product improvements and customer feedback, it
may require updating from time to time. You can always find the latest version of this and
other Vidikron product manuals on-line, at www.vidikron.com.
Vidikron welcomes your comments about this manual. Send them to info@vidikron.com.
If You Have Comments About
This Manual...
Text Conventions: The following conventions are used in this manual, in order to clarify the
information and instructions provided:
Textual and Graphic
Conventions
• Remote control button identifiers are set in upper-case bold type; for example, “Press EXIT
to return to the previous menu.”
• All keys with functional names are initial-capped, set in bold type and enclosed in angle
brackets. These keys are the following: <Return>, <Spacebar>, <Control>, <Esc> and
<Tab>.
• <Return> indicates that you may press either the RETURN or ENTER key on your computer
keyboard if it has both keys.
• Computer input (commands you type) and output (responses that appear on-screen) is
shown in monospace (fixed-width) type; for example: “To change the aspect ratio to
Letterbox, type [S4E0002.”
In addition to these conventions, underlining, boldface and/or italics are occasionally used to
highlight important information, as in this example:
Note
A carriage return must be used after each command or string.
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Introduction
Graphic Conventions: These symbols appear in numerous places throughout the manual,
to emphasize points that you must keep in mind to avoid problems with your equipment or
injury:
Tip
TIPS highlight time-saving short cuts and helpful guidelines for using
certain features.
Note
NOTES emphasize text with unusual importance or special significance.
They also provide supplemental information.
Caution
CAUTIONS alert users that a given action or omitted action can degrade
performance or cause a malfunction.
WARNING
WARNINGS appear when a given action or omitted action can result in
damage to the equipment, or possible non-fatal injury to the user.
DANGER appears when a given action can cause severe injury or death.
DANGER!
1.2
Using This Manual
Use the following table to locate the specific information you need in this manual.
If you need...
... Turn to page:
Information about obtaining service
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General information about the VL-26 and VL-32
LCD Displays
3
Installation instructions
13
First-time configuration instructions
23
Advanced configuration instructions
37
Troubleshooting tips
45
Specifications for the VL-26 and VL-32 LCD Displays
51
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Introduction
Vidikron presents the high performance DView™ Series VL-26 and VL-32 LCD Displays,
perfect for those who demand our award-winning flat panel performance in a more intimate
size than we offer with our larger plasma monitors.
1.3
Description, Features and
Benefits
The new DView™ high definition capable LCD displays offer common features and
performance in popular 26, 32 and 37-inch sizes, suitable for close-in viewing where picture
quality remains a high priority, but larger displays cannot be accommodated.
The DView™ Series VL-26 and VL-32 LCD Displays incorporate the superb Imagix™ digital
video processing that produces outstanding picture quality with a wide range of both
standard and high definition source material.
In addition, the handsome, pewter-finish television is engineered with ISF™ calibration
standards for the purest video performance. The VL-26 and VL-32 LCD Displays also feature
an advanced, 185 channel, cable-ready NTSC stereo tuner offering PIP, PBP, closed
captioning, Parental Control (V-Chip) functionality and multi-language support. The display
includes an integrated stereo audio system incorporating surround sound technology with
2-way speakers and generous power amplification.
The advanced TFT active matrix LCD display panel offers 1366 x 768 resolution and includes
Vidikron’s discrete aspect ratio control with IntelliWide™ mode to fill the 16:9 screen with
standard 4:3 images without loss of picture quality. Also included are discrete source, aspect
ratio and power selection and an RS-232 interface for whole house or automated control
system integration.
The DView is multimedia ready, with simple computer connections making gaming, Internet
browsing and other computer activities quick and easy.
The DView offers these key features and benefits:
Key Features and Benefits
• Native Resolution: 1366 x 768 (16:9 Native Aspect Ratio)
• Multiple Aspect Ratios with IntelliWide™ Mode
• Less than 4 inches thin
• DVI Input with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
• HDTV Ready
• Exceptional detail and artifact-free video enhancement
• Vidikron video processing with 3:2 film detection circuitry
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Parts List ➤
Your DView is shipped with the following items. If any items are missing or damaged, please
contact your Vidikron dealer or Vidikron Customer Service at (888) 4VIDIKRON.
• VL-26 or VL-32 LCD Display
• Remote Control Unit and two (2), AAA-size batteries
• AC Power Cord
• Warranty information and registration card
• Vidikron VL-26/VL-32 Owner’s Operating Manual (this document)
Optional Accessories:
• Wall Mount kit
• Table Stand
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Controls and Functions
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Figure 2-1 and Figure 2-2 show the locations of the DView controls, indicators and
connectors.
Controls and Indicators
Right Side
TV/AV
1
2
8
3
4
5
6
7
Figure 2-1. DView Controls and Indicators
1.
TV/AV Button (Input Source Selection)
2.
MENU Selection Button
3.
Volume Adjustment Buttons
4.
Channel Selection Buttons
5.
Remote Control Sensor
6.
Power Indicator
Lights red to indicate that the DView is in standby mode; lights green to indicate normal
operation; flashes green when the DView receives a signal from the remote control.
7.
Power Button
8.
Speakers
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2.1
DView at a Glance
Controls and Functions
Connectors ➤
Left Side
MONITOR-OUT
23
22
21
INPUT1
20
19
18
Right Side
R
Audio
L
VIDEO
14
16
13
INPUT3
Rear
1
S-VIDEO
17
INPUT4
INPUT2
15
2
3
12
11
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Figure 2-2. DView Connectors
1.
INPUT 2 S-Video Input
Standard S-Video input for connecting a DVD player, satellite receiver or Super VHS
(S-VHS) VCR.
2.
INPUT 2 Audio Input
3.
INPUT 2 Composite Video Input
Standard composite video input for connecting a VCR, camcorder, laser disc player or
other composite video source.
4.
Headphone Jack
5.
Main Power Switch (VL-32 only)
6.
Power Input (100 to 240 VAC)
Connect the DView to power here.
7.
RS-232 CONTROL PORT (VL-32 only)
A male, 9-pin D-sub connector for interfacing with a PC or home theater
automation/control system.
8.
RGB HD
A 15-pin VGA connection to a personal computer. The DView automatically detects the
signal resolution: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p or 1080i.
9.
DVI/Computer Input (Digital)
HDCP-compliant digital video input for connecting a DVD player, personal computer or
HD tuner with a DVI or HDMI output.
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10. Audio Input (RGB/DVI)
Connect the audio output from your RGB or DVI source here.
11. Antenna Input
75-ohm coaxial input for connecting to a TV antenna or CATV system.
12. INPUT 3 Component Video (RCA connectors)
Standard-definition (480i/576i) or high-definition (720p/1080i), YPrPb component input.
This is the input for component video from sources such as DVD players.
Tip
For best results, do not run your DVD player in progressive mode.
13. INPUT 3 Composite Video Input
14. INPUT 3 Audio Input
Connect the audio output from your Input 3 source here.
15. INPUT 4 Component Video (RCA connectors)
16. INPUT 4 Composite Video Input
17. INPUT 4 Audio Input
Connect the audio output from your Input 4 source here.
18. INPUT 1 COMPOSITE VIDEO INPUT
19. INPUT 1 Audio Input
Connect the audio output from your Input 1 source here.
20. INPUT1 S-Video Input
21. MONITOR-OUT (Composite Video)
22. MONITOR-OUT (Audio)
23. RS-232 CONTROL PORT (VL-26 only)
A female, RJ-11 connector for interfacing with a PC or home theater automation/control
system.
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Controls and Functions
2.2
DView Remote Control
Figure 2-3 shows the DView remote control, and the paragraphs that follow describe its
functionality.
1
OFF
ON
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
100
0
TIMER
OFF
2
3
SOURCE
INPUT
1
INPUT
2
INPUT
3
INPUT
4
4
RGB
HD
DVI
TV
MEMORY
ISF
NT
CUST
ISF
DAY
5
ASPECT RATIO
6
ANA
LET
BOX
4X3
I-WIDE
CH
VOL -
8
10
12
ENTER
CH
MENU
VOL +
EXIT
ASPECT
SIZE
POSITION
PIP
P.MODE
S.SWAP
SWAP
TV/AV
S.MODE
SURRND
MTS/SAP
MUTE
FC1
FC2
FC3
FC4
7
9
11
Figure 2-3. DView Remote Control
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Controls and Functions
1.
OFF / ON
Use these buttons to turn the DView on or off.
2.
Numeric Buttons
Use these buttons to enter TV channel numbers or menu pass codes. Use the 100 button
to enter channel numbers above 99.
3.
TIMER OFF Button
Press this button to set the sleep timer. Press it repeatedly to scroll through the available
options (Off, 10, 30, 60, 120 or 180 minutes).
4.
Source Selection Buttons:
INPUT 1
Press this button to switch to Input 1.
INPUT 2
Press this button to switch to Input 2.
INPUT 3
Press this button to switch to Input 3.
INPUT 4
Press this button to switch to Input 4.
DVI
Press this button to switch to the Digital Video input.
RGB HD
Press this button to switch to the RGB HD input.
TV
Press this button to switch to the Antenna/CATV input.
Note
Input 1 and Input 2 have both S-Video and composite video connectors.
Input 3 and Input 4 have both component and composite video
connectors.
To specify which connection type you are using -- or to switch from one to
the other if equipment is connected to both -- use the Input Selection menu
under Setup (refer to Input Selection on page 37).
5.
Memory Preset Buttons:
CUST
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “Custom” memory preset.
ISF NT (Night)
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “ISF Night” memory preset.
ISF DAY
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “ISF Day” memory preset.
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6.
Aspect Ratio Selection Buttons:
ANA (Anamorphic)
For 16:9 DVDs or HDTV program material.
4X3 (Standard 4:3)
The input signal is scaled to fit 4:3 display mode in the center of the screen.
LETBOX (Letterbox)
Image in letterbox format is enlarged to fit 16:9 full screen display and the upper/lower
portions are “blanked off.”
I-WIDE (IntelliWide)
4:3 image is enlarged NON-linearly in horizontal direction to fit 16:9 full screen display.
7.
Arrow Buttons ( , , , )
Use these buttons to select items or settings, adjust settings, change TV channels or
adjust sound volume.
ENTER
Press to select a highlighted menu item or confirm a changed setting.
8.
MENU
Press this button to access the on-screen display (OSD) controls, or to exit the current
menu and return to the previous one.
9.
EXIT
Press this button to hide the OSD controls.
10. Picture-In-Picture (PIP) Function Buttons
ASPECT
Press to change the aspect ratio of the PIP window from 4:3 to 16:9 or vice versa.
SIZE
Press to choose from three PIP window sizes.
POSITION
Press to choose the PIP window position (top left, top right, bottom left or bottom right
corner).
PIP
Press to change the PIP mode (picture-in-picture, picture-by-picture or off).
P.MODE
Press to recall settings for the PIP input from either the “ISF Night” or “ISF Day” memory
preset.
S.SWAP
Press to switch between the main and PIP audio programs.
SWAP
Press to swap the main and PIP windows.
TV/AV
Press to switch to a different PIP video source.
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11. Sound Control Buttons:
S.MODE
Press this button repeatedly to scroll through the available Equalizer presets (CUSTOM,
STANDARD, MUSIC, FILM or SPEECH).
SURRND (Surround)
Press this button to turn Surround Mode on or off.
MTS/SAP (Multichannel Television Sound/Second Audio Program)
Press this button repeatedly to scroll through the available MTS settings (MONO,
STEREO, SAP or Mono+SAP).
MUTE
Press this button to mute the audio output.
12. Favorite Channel Selection Buttons
Use these buttons to select stored favorite channels. To store favorite channels, select
Favorite Channel from the Channel menu (described in Section 4).
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Notes:
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3.1
Remote Control
To install batteries in the remote control:
1.
Slide the battery cover in the direction of the arrow and remove it.
2.
Insert the included batteries. Ensure that the polarities correctly match the
markings inside the battery compartment.
3.
Slide the battery cover back on until it snaps into place.
Installation
and
• When installing batteries, make sure that the battery polarities are correct.
Notes on Batteries
• Do not mix an old battery with a new one or different types of batteries.
• If you will not use the remote control for a long time, remove the batteries to avoid
damage from battery leakage.
• Do not drop the remote control or expose it to moisture or high temperature.
• The remote control may malfunction under a fluorescent lamp. If that occurs, move the
LCD display away from the fluorescent lamp.
• Make sure that there is nothing obstructing the infrared beam between the remote
control and the IR receiver on the LCD display.
Note
The signal from the remote control can be reflected by walls or other
surfaces.
• If the effective range of the remote control decreases, or it stops working, replace the
batteries with new ones.
• Ambient conditions may possibly impede the operation of the remote control. If this
happens, point the remote control at the LCD display and repeat the operation.
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3.2
Quick Setup
Table 3-1 gives a quick overview of the DView installation process. The sections following this
one provide detailed instructions.
Note
Installation should be performed by a qualified custom video installation
specialist.
Table 3-1. Installation Overview
Step
For Details, refer to
page...
Procedure
1
Mount the DView on a wall (optional)
15
2
Connect signal sources to the DView
16
3
Connect external controller to RS-232 port (optional)
21
4
Apply power to the DView
23
5
Change the OSD language
23
6
If using the DView with a PC, adjust PC display properties
23
7
Display calibration: adjust the following for each input,
starting with Component (Input 3 and/or Input 4); save
settings when finished:
• Aspect ratio
• Brightness
• Contrast
• Color level
• Tint
• Input position
26 through 37
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Proper installation of your DView will ensure the highest possible picture quality. Whether
you are installing the DView temporarily or permanently, you should take the following into
account to ensure that it performs optimally.
You can either place the DView on a table or in an entertainment center, or mount it on a
wall.
3.3
Installation Considerations
Wall-Mounting the DView
If you do decide to wall-mount the DView, ensure that the wall-mount bracket is installed
according to the instructions included with it. The wall must be capable of supporting a
redundant weight factor three (3) times the weight of the display, or be reinforced.
Vidikron recommends that this be done by a custom installation specialist.
Note
Use only the Vidikron-approved wall-mount kit designed for your display.
In general, minimize or eliminate light sources directed at the display. Contrast ratio in your
images will be noticeably reduced if light directly strikes the display, such as when a shaft of
light from a window or floodlight falls on the image. Images may then appear washed out
and less vibrant.
Ambient Light
Other considerations and tips that can help improve your installation:
Other Considerations
• Keep the ambient temperature constant and below 35°C (95°F). Keep the display away
from heating and/or air conditioning vents. Changes in temperature may cause drifts in
the display circuitry, which may affect performance.
• Keep the DView away from devices that radiate electromagnetic energy such as motors
and transformers. Common sources of these include slide projectors, speakers, power
amplifiers and elevators.
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3.4
Connections to the DView
Proceed as follows to connect the DView to your video sources, external controller(s) -- if
present -- and AC power.
When connecting your equipment:
• Turn off all equipment before making any connections.
• Use the correct signal cables for each source.
• Ensure that the cables are securely connected. Tighten the thumbscrews on connectors
that have them.
• Use the left audio input when connecting mono audio sources.
Connect your video sources to the DView as shown and described in the sections that follow.
Antenna/Cable TV Connection: Connect your antenna or cable television source to the ANT
jack on the rear of the DView; see Figure 3-1.
DView Input Panel
INPUT3
Connecting the DView to ➤
Source Components
To access the left rear connector panel, push down on the plastic clip holding the cover in
place. Then, pull firmly on the cable access cover to open it.
INPUT4
Rear Connector Access ➤
or
Cable Television
Network
Figure 3-1. Antenna/Cable TV Connection
DVI Connections: The DView has a DVI input for connecting a DVD player, DTV decoder,
personal computer or any other device with a DVI or HDMI output. Connect such devices as
shown in Figure 3-2.
Tip
Use the DVI inputs whenever possible. This ensures the highest video
quality because the signal is carried in the digital domain throughout the
entire signal path, from source component output into the display.
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This DView supports the VESA Display Data Channel (DDC) standard. This
standard provides “Plug and Play” capability; the display and a VESA
DDC-compatible computer communicate their setting requirements,
allowing for quick and easy setup.
Note
In order for Plug and Play to work correctly, you must turn on the display
before you turn on the connected computer.
Audio Cable
DVI-D or HDMI Cable
Rear of the Display
Rear of the PC
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Audio Cable
(Sold Separately)
DVI-D Cable (Sold Separately)
Figure 3-2. DVI or HDMI Source Connections
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RGB-HD Connections: The DView has an RGB input for connecting a personal computer (see
Figure 3-3) or DTV decoder with an RGB output. (This application requires a DB15-to-RGBHV
breakout cable.)
Rear of the Display
Rear of the PC
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Audio Cable
(Sold Separately)
D-Sub 15 Pin Cable (Sold Separately)
Figure 3-3. Analog RGB Connections
Note
1. Refer to Computer/Video Signal Compatibility on page 54 for a list of
computer signals compatible with the DView. Use with signals other
than those listed may cause some functions not to work.
2. Some Macintosh computers may require a Macintosh video adapter.
Contact your nearest authorized service center or dealer.
3. This DView may not be able to display images from notebook computers
in simultaneous (CRT/LCD) mode. Should this occur, switch the
notebook computer to “CRT only” mode. If you are unsure how to do this,
refer to your notebook computer’s user manual.
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Component Video Connections: If you have a DVD player or DTV decoder with a
component (YPbPr) output, connect it to INPUT 3 or INPUT 4 of the DView as shown in Figure
3-4.
INPUT4
INPUT3
Figure 3-4. Component Video Connections
Composite/S-Video Connections: The DView has two (2) S-Video and four (4) composite
video inputs for connecting a VCR, camcorder, laser disc player or DVD player; see Figure 3-5.
INPUT1
Composite Video
(INPUT 1, INPUT 2, INPUT 3 or INPUT 4)
Input 2
S-Video
(INPUT 1 or INPUT 2)
S-Video
R
Audio
L
Video
Figure 3-5. Composite and S-Video Connections
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MONITOR OUT Connection ➤
The DView has a monitor out feature for connecting a second VCR or other auxiliary
equipment. Connect the MONITOR OUT audio and video jacks to the audio and video inputs
of the VCR or other equipment as shown in Figure 3-6.
MONITOR OUT
You can route either the main or picture-in-picture (PIP) source to the monitor outputs. For
more information, refer to Monitor Out on page 37.
Figure 3-6. Monitor Output Connections
Connecting Headphones ➤
You can connect a set of headphones to the DView to watch a program without disturbing
others. Connect them to the headphone output located at INPUT 2; see Figure 3-7.
Input 2
S-Video
R
Audio
L
Video
Figure 3-7. Connecting Headphones
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VL-26 Serial Connection: Use a standard, 4-pin RJ-11 telephone cable to connect a PC or
home theater control/automation system (if present) to the RS-232 port on the VL-32.
VL-32 Serial Connection: Use a standard, 9-pin RS-232 cable to connect a PC or home
theater control/automation system (if present) to the RS-232 port on the VL-32.
For more information about using this connection, refer to Serial Communications on
page 47.
MONITOR-OUT
VL-26
Connector Pin Assignments:
2
Receive Data
3
Transmit Data
1, 4
Ground
VL-32
Connector Pin Assignments:
2
Receive Data
3
Transmit Data
5
Ground
1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
Not Connected
Figure 3-8. RS-232 Control System Connection
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RS-232 Controller
Connection
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Notes:
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1.
Turn on your source components.
2.
Plug the female end of the power cord into the AC receptacle on the rear of the DView
(AC 100V ~ 240V).
3.
Connect the other end to your AC power source.
4.
Turn on the main power switch at the rear of the display (VL-32 only).
5.
The power indicator lights red to indicate that the DView is in “standby” mode.
6.
Press the ON button on the remote control to
turn on the display (or press the power button
on the front of the display). The power indicator
flashes for a few seconds, then lights solid
green.
7.
After a brief warm-up period (approximately 10
seconds), the DView will display an image.
OFF
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
100
0
TIMER
OFF
1.
Press MENU.
2.
Select Setup from the Main Menu.
3.
Select OSD Language from the Setup Menu.
4.
Press or to highlight the desired language and press ENTER. The change takes
effect immediately.
To maximize image quality when using the DView with a personal computer, you may need
to adjust the display properties of your PC video card. To do this:
Choose Settings from the Windows Start
menu and click on “Control Panel.”
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4.1
Turning on the Power
ON
The DView OSD language is initially set to English, but can also display the menus in French,
Spanish, Portuguese or German. To change the OSD language:
1.
Operation
4.2
Changing the OSD
Language
4.3
Setting the PC Display
Properties
Operation
2.
Double click on the Display icon.
3.
Click the Settings tab on the display dialog
box.
4.
Adjust the resolution to 1024x768 pixels.
5.
Click the Advanced button and click the
Monitor tab on the dialog box. Set the
vertical frequency to 60Hz and click OK.
Note
1. The maximum available resolution and vertical frequency is 1024 x768
at 75Hz or the maximum supported by your video card, whichever is
lower. You can get the best picture at 1024 x768 @ 60Hz.
2. The DView supports 24-bit color (16,777,216 possible colors).
4.4
Using the On-Screen
Menus
To use the on-screen menus:
1.
Press MENU to display the Main Menu.
2.
To select a menu item, use the up- or down-arrow buttons (
control to highlight it.
3.
Press ENTER or the right-arrow button ( ) to access that menu.
4.
Use the up- or down-arrow buttons ( , ) to select the setting you want to change.
Then, press ENTER or the right-arrow button ( ).
5.
Press the right- or left-arrow button (
6.
To return to the previous menu, press MENU.
,
,
) on the remote
) to change that setting.
The DView OSD menus are arranged hierarchically, as shown in Figure 4-1. Depending on the
selected input source, some menu options may not be available.
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Source
Aspect Ratio
Picture Adjust
TV
Input 1
Input 2
Input 3
Input 4
DVI
RGB
Anamorphic
Standard
Letterbox
IntelliWide
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Color Temp.
Backlight
Save Settings (not
available on RGB
input)
Restore Settings
(not available on
RGB input)
Balance
Audio
Channel
Equalizer
Surround
TV/CATV
Auto Tuning
Add/Erase
Fine Tune
Favorite Channel
Time
On Timer
Timer
Off Timer
Sleep Timer
OSD Language
PC Mode Adjust
Caption
Setup
Parental Control
Letterbox Mode
Input Selection
Monitor Out
Overscan (not
available on RGB
input)
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Picture Adjust
Color Temp.
ISF Calibration
White Balance
Blue Enable
DNR
Gamma
0, 10, 20, ... 100
5400, 6500, 8500 or
Custom
0, 5, 10, 15, 20, ... 100
Baud Rate
Command Ack
Factory Reset
Splash Duration
Custom
Custom, ISF Day, ISF
Night
L10, L9, L8 ... 0 ... R8,
R9, R10
Standard, Music, Film,
Speech or Custom
(On/Off)
TV (antenna) or CATV
Start/Return
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Enable/Disable, Time,
Channel, Volume
Enable/Disable, Time
Off, 10, 30, 60, 120 or
180 minutes
English, French,
Spanish, Portuguese or
German
Auto Adjust
H. Position
V. Position
H. Size
Phase
Factory Preset
Display (On/Off), Mode,
CC On Mute (Yes/No)
Parental Lock (On/Off),
TV Rating, Movie
Rating, Unrated
(Allow/Block), Change
PIN (default is 0000)
Standard or Cinema Fill
Input 1/Input 2: Video
or S-Video
Input 3/Input 4: Video
or Component
Main or PIP: Video
H. Overscan, H. Shift,
V. Overscan, V. Shift
Figure 4-1. DView OSD Menu Structure
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Backlight
Save Settings (not
available on RGB
input)
R/G/B Gain
R/G/B Offset
(Enable/Disable)
0, 10, 20, ... 100
2.0, 2.2 or 2.4
115200, 19200,
9600 or 2400
(On/Off)
0, 1, 2, 3, ... 60
secs.
0, 10, 20, ... 100
5400, 6500, 8500 or
Custom
0, 5, 10, 15, 20, ... 100
ISF Night, ISF Day,
Custom
Operation
Main Menu ➤
The Main Menu is the starting point for accessing all DView functions.
(The ISF Calibration menu is not accessible until you enter a passcode.)
Vidikron VL-32
Source
Aspect Ratio
Picture Adjust
Audio
Channel
Timer
Setup
ISF Calibration
Source ➤
■
From the Main Menu, select Source to choose a video signal source.
The active source is indicated by a green square (■) to its left; in the example at left, TV is the
active source.
TV
Input1
Input2
Input3
Input4
DVI
RGB
Aspect Ratio ➤
■
Anamorphic
Standard
Letterbox
To change the aspect ratio (size and shape) of the projected image, select Aspect Ratio from
the Main Menu and press ENTER. Select the appropriate aspect ratio for the type of program
material being viewed; refer to Table 4-1.
The currently-selected aspect ratio is indicated by a green square (■) to its left; in the
example at left, Anamorphic is selected.
IntelliWide
Note
When you change the aspect ratio, save the change to a preset
afterwards. Otherwise, the change will be lost when a different input is
selected. (The aspect ratio is saved for each input and resolution
separately.) For information about saving settings, refer to Save
Settings (not available for RGB input) on page 33.
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Table 4-1. Aspect Ratio Settings
Aspect Ratio
Remote
Control
Key
Anamorphic
ANA
Description
Active Image Area
Standard
4X3
The input signal is scaled to
fit in the center of a 16:9
screen.
Active Image
Area
Letterbox
LET
BOX
Active Image Area
IntelliWide
The image is compressed
vertically, but anamorphic
software will appear properly
proportioned. This is best
suited for use with 16:9 DVDs
and HDTV programming.
I-WIDE
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4:3 is the aspect ratio used by
personal computers,
standard television
programming and most VHS
video cassettes.
The image in the Letterbox
mode is stretched vertically;
the top and bottom portions
are “blanked off.” Letterbox is
best suited for LaserDisc
movies or non-anamorphic
DVDs.
A 4:3 image is stretched
NON-linearly in the
horizontal direction to fit a
16x9 screen.
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Picture Adjust ➤
Picture Adjust
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Color Temp.
Use the controls in the Picture Adjust menu to calibrate your DView for optimum picture
quality.
The DView has been designed to incorporate setup and calibration standards established by
the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF). The ISF has developed carefully crafted,
industry-recognized standards for optimal video performance and has implemented a
training program for technicians and installers to use these standards to obtain optimal
picture quality from Vidikron video display devices. Accordingly, Vidikron recommends that
setup and calibration be performed by an ISF-certified installation technician.
Backlight
All signal types require separate processing. Therefore, you need to calibrate each input
separately. Vidikron recommends calibrating the DView inputs in the following order:
Save Settings
1.
Component (Input3/Input4)
2.
S-Video (Input1/Input2)
3.
Video (Input1/Input2/Input3/Input4)
4.
RGB
5.
DVI
Restore Settings
Note
When you change a picture quality setting, save the change to a preset
afterwards. Otherwise, the change will be lost when a different input is
selected. (Picture quality settings are saved for each input and resolution
separately.) For information about saving settings, refer to Save
Settings (not available for RGB input) on page 33.
Although it may be possible to obtain satisfactory picture quality using the naked eye and
regular program material, Vidikron recommends using the following calibration tools for
best results:
• External test pattern source -- Sencore VP401 Multimedia Video Generator, Ovation
Multimedia test DVD or equivalent.
• A blue filter (provided with many test DVDs), for color level and tint adjustments.
Connect your test pattern source to the input that you are calibrating and proceed as follows.
Perform the adjustments in the order listed here.
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Brightness: On your external test pattern source, select a PLUGE pattern. (PLUGE is an
acronym for “Picture Line-Up Generation Equipment.”) Figure 4-2 shows a typical PLUGE
pattern.
Below Black
Above Black
Figure 4-2. Typical PLUGE Pattern for Adjusting Brightness
PLUGE patterns vary but generally consist of some combination of black, white and gray
areas against a black background. The example above includes two vertical bars and four
shaded boxes.
Select Brightness from the Picture Adjust menu. Using the left- and right-arrow (
buttons, adjust the brightness so that:
• The darkest black bars disappear into the background.
• The dark gray areas are barely visible.
• The lighter gray areas are clearly visible.
• The white areas are a comfortable level of true white.
• The image contains only black, gray and white (no color).
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Contrast: On your external test pattern source, select a stepped, gray-bar pattern like the
one shown in Figure 4-3.
Figure 4-3. Typical Gray Bar Pattern for Adjusting Contrast
Select Contrast from the Picture Adjust menu. Using the left- and right-arrow (
)
buttons, adjust the contrast to a point just below which the white rectangle starts to increase
in size.
Brightness and contrast controls are interactive. A change to one may
require a subtle change to the other in order to achieve the optimum
setting.
Note
blue
red
magenta
green
cyan
yellow
gray
Color Saturation: On your external test pattern source, select a color bar pattern like the one
shown in Figure 4-4.
Figure 4-4. Typical Color Bar Pattern for Adjusting Color Saturation and Tint
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blue
red
magenta
green
cyan
yellow
gray
Select Color from the Picture Adjust menu. While looking at the color bar pattern through a
blue filter, adjust the color saturation level until the outermost (gray and blue) color bars
appear to be a single shade of blue:
Tint: Tint or “hue” is essentially the ratio of red to green in the color portion of the image.
When tint is decreased, the image appears redder; when it is increased the image appears
greener. To set the tint, select Tint from the Picture Adjust menu. While looking at the color
bar pattern through a blue filter, adjust the tint level until the cyan and magenta color bars
(on either side of the green bar) appear to be a single shade of blue.
Note
Like the brightness and contrast controls, the color and tint controls are
interactive. A change to one may require a subtle change to the other in
order to achieve the optimum setting.
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Sharpness: “Sharpness” is the amount of high-frequency detail in the image. To adjust
sharpness, select Sharpness from the Picture Adjust menu and press ENTER. On your
external test pattern source, select a pattern like the one shown in Figure 4-5. Adjust as
needed, looking for white edges around the transitions from black to gray and different sized
lines in the “sweep” patterns at the top and bottom. Lower the sharpness setting to eliminate
them.
Figure 4-5. Typical Test Pattern for Adjusting Sharpness
Color Temperature: To adjust the color temperature, select Color Temp. from the Picture
Adjust menu and press ENTER. (Color temperature defines the “color of gray.”) The choices
are 5400K, 6500K, 8500K and Custom. The default setting, 6500K, is appropriate for most
situations. Higher settings produce a “bluer” picture; lower ones impart a reddish hue to the
image.
Backlight: The Backlight control changes the apparent brightness of the displayed image. Its
effect is similar to that of a lamp intensity control on a projector.
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Save Settings (not available for RGB input): The DView lets you save image quality
settings for each input and supported resolution to a preset. You can recall this preset at a
later time by simply pressing a button on the remote control or using the Restore Settings
menu command (see below).
You should save changes to any of the following settings to a preset; otherwise they will be
lost when a new input source or resolution is selected:
• Aspect ratio
• Brightness
• Contrast
• Color saturation
• Tint
• Sharpness
• Gamma
• Color temperature and white balance
Restore Settings (not available for RGB input): To recall a preset, choose Restore Settings
from the Picture Adjust menu and select “Custom,” “ISF Day” or “ISF Night.” Or, use the
corresponding buttons on the remote control.
To adjust the DView audio settings, select Audio from the Main Menu and press ENTER.
Balance: To adjust the left/right speaker balance, select Balance from the Audio Menu and
press ENTER. Use the left- and/or right-arrow buttons to make one channel louder than the
other.
Equalizer: The DView has a five-band graphic equalizer that you can use to boost or cut
certain audio frequencies. To use it, select Equalizer from the Audio menu and press ENTER.
Select one of four equalizer presets -- Standard (flat), Music, Film or Speech -- or select
Custom to create your own according to taste. The five frequency bands are 100, 300, 1000,
3000 and 10,000 Hertz (Hz).
Audio
Audio
Balance
Equalizer
Surround
Surround: The DView has a “surround sound” mode that simulates a multi-channel sound
system. To use the surround mode, select Surround from the Audio menu and set it to On.
Note
When Surround is set to On, the graphic equalizer is disabled.
To set up the DView channel tuner, select TV as the source. Then, select Channel from the
Main Menu and press ENTER.
TV/CATV: If the DView ANT input is connected to an off-air antenna, select TV. If it is
connected to a cable television system, select CATV.
Channel
Channel
TV/CATV
Auto Tuning
Auto Tuning: To have the DView automatically detect available TV or CATV channels, select
Auto Tuning and press ENTER. Select Start and press ENTER again.
Add/Erase
STD, HRC and IRC refer to different sets of frequencies used by cable television providers. (IRC
stands for “Incrementally Related Carrier;” HRC stands for “Harmonically Related Carrier.”)
Favorite Channel
Select STD and press ENTER. The DView searches all channel frequencies and adds a channel
to its memory when it detects a signal on that channel frequency. (This may take a few
minutes.) If Auto Tuning fails to detect any channels, select HRC or IRC and try again.
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Operation
Add/Erase: If Auto Tuning fails to detect a channel, select Add/Erase from the Channel
menu, then select Add to add it to the channel list. To erase the currently-selected channel
from the available channel list, select Add/Erase from the Channel menu, then select Erase.
Fine Tune: Use the Fine Tune function to improve the reception of off-air channels.
Favorite Channel: You can specify up to four channels as “favorite” channels that can be
accessed by pressing a single button on the remote, instead of manually entering the
channel number. To do this, select Favorite Channel from the Channel menu and press
ENTER.
Use the up- or down-arrow button to select the memory location in which you want to store
the favorite channel. Then, use the left- or right-arrow button to specify the channel number.
To recall a favorite channel, press the corresponding button on the remote control (FC1, FC2,
FC3 or FC4).
Timer ➤
Timer
To set the DView internal clock or configure the on/off timers, select Timer from the Main
Menu and press ENTER.
Time: To set the DView internal clock, select Time from the Timer menu and press ENTER.
Use the up- or down-arrow button to select either the hour of the day or the minute of the
hour to set. Then, use the left- or right-arrow buttons to set that component of the time.
When finished, press MENU.
Time
On Timer
Off Timer
Sleep Timer
On Timer: Use the On Timer to turn the DView on at a specific time of day. You can also
specify a channel and a volume level.
Off Timer: Use the Off Timer to turn the DView off at a specific time of day.
Sleep Timer: Use the Sleep Timer to turn off the DView after a specified interval.
To set the Sleep Timer:
• Select Sleep Timer from the Timer menu and press ENTER. Use the right- or left-arrow
button to select 10, 30, 60, 120 or 180 minutes. Then, press MENU.
-- OR -• Press the TIMER OFF button on the remote control repeatedly to select the desired timer
interval.
Setup ➤
Setup
OSD Language
PC Mode Adjust
Use the controls in the Setup menu to perform advanced image quality adjustments and
access various other DView features.
OSD Language: Select OSD Language from the Setup menu and press ENTER. Then, use the
up- or down-arrow buttons to select the OSD language (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
or German). Press ENTER again to confirm your selection.
Caption
Parental Control
Letterbox Mode
Input Selection
Monitor Out
PC Mode Adjust: To improve the quality of projected images from a computer or other
VESA-compliant, RGB (480p or higher) source, select PC Mode Adjust and press ENTER.
• Auto Adjust: Auto Adjust automatically adjusts settings to optimize computer images. To
execute Auto Adjust on command, select Auto Adjust and press ENTER.
Overscan
Note
Auto Adjust may take some time to complete, depending on the
characteristics of the incoming signal.
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• H Position: Use the up- or down-arrow buttons ( , ) to highlight H Position. Then, use
the right-arrow button ( ) to shift the image to the right; use the left-arrow button ( )
to shift the image to the left.
• V Position: Use the up- or down-arrow buttons ( , ) to highlight V Position. Then, use
the right-arrow button ( ) to shift the image up; use the left-arrow button ( ) to shift
the image down.
• H Size: Use the up- or down-arrow buttons ( , ) to highlight H Size. Then, use the
right-arrow button ( ) to increase the width; use the left-arrow button ( ) to decrease
it.
• Phase: Adjust the phase if the image shows shimmer or “horizontal” noise. Pixel phase
adjusts the phase of the pixel sampling clock relative to the incoming signal. The effect of
this control is similar to that of a tracking control on a VCR.
For best results, use a good test pattern such as a smooth gray consisting of a clear pattern
of black and white pixels, or a similar “half on, half off” graphic image. (You may notice
that you can stabilize the image at more than one point. Use either setting in this case.)
To restore the factory-default Position, Size and Phase settings, select Factory Preset and
press ENTER.
Caption: Select Caption from the Setup menu to control the display of closed captions when
watching programs that contain them.
• Display: Select On or Off to control the display of closed captions.
• Mode: Select one of four captioning modes: CC1, CC2, CC3 or CC4. CC1 usually contains
the native-language captions; if a program is captioned in more than one language, those
captions are carried on CC2, CC3 or CC4.
The DView also supports “text mode” captioning; to use this feature, select Text1, Text2,
Text3 or Text4. The text modes, instead of displaying a few lines of captions somewhere
on the picture, take over all or half of the screen to display scrolling text information. (The
text modes are seldom used today, so most of the time there is no information there to
see.) The text field is sometimes used for embedding Internet data (called Interactive TV
Links, or ITV Links) in the captions.
• CC On Mute: To have the DView display captions when the audio output is muted, set this
option to Yes.
Parental Control: To block the display of television programs or movies based on their
ratings, select Parental Control from the Setup menu and press ENTER. Enter the default
Personal Identification Number (PIN) -- 0000 -- and press ENTER again.
• Parental Lock: This is the “master switch” for the parental controls. Set it to On on Off.
• TV Rating: Select TV Rating from the Parental Control menu to block television programs
carrying a given rating, to prevent children from watching programs that are deemed
inappropriate. These ratings and content labels have been established by the United
States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help parents and other caregivers
determine if a program is suitable for young viewers.
To block programs carrying a given rating, use the up- or down-arrow to select a rating.
Then, press the right-arrow button to require the PIN code to be entered to view a
program with that rating. A lock icon ( ) appears to indicate that the restriction is active.
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Operation
Table 4-2 describes the TV ratings and content categories. For more information, visit
http://www.fcc.gov/parents/parent_guide.html.
Table 4-2. FCC Ratings and Content Categories
Rating/Category
Description
TV-MA
Mature Audience Only - graphic violence, explicit sexual content
and/or offensive language.
TV-14
Parents strongly cautioned - intense violence, sexual situations,
coarse language and/or suggestive dialogue.
TV-PG
Parental guidance suggested - violence, sexual situations, coarse
language and/or suggestive dialogue.
TV-G
General audience - suitable for children and adults.
TV-Y7
Children 7 and up.
TV-Y
Suitable for all children.
FV
Fantasy violence or cartoon violence
D
Sexual dialogue
L
Offensive launguage
S
Sexual content
V
Violence
• Movie Rating: Select Movie Rating from the Parental Control menu to block movies
carrying a given rating, to prevent children from watching movies that are deemed
inappropriate. These ratings have been established by the Motion Picture Association of
America (MPAA) to help parents and other caregivers determine if a movie is suitable for
young viewers.
To block movies carrying a given rating, press the right-arrow button to require the PIN
code to be entered to view a movie with that rating. A lock icon ( ) appears to indicate
that the restriction is active.
For more information on movie ratings, please visit http://www.mpaa.org/movieratings/.
• Unrated: To allow or block access to unrated content, select Unrated from the Parental
Control menu and select Allow or Block. Press ENTER to confirm your choice.
• Change PIN: The default PIN for accessing the parental controls or bypassing content
restrictions is 0000. Vidikron recommends changing this to something less obvious.
Letterbox Mode: Select Letterbox Mode from the Setup menu to change the appearance of
movies in Letterbox format.
When you select Standard, the original Letterbox format of the source is maintained. Black
bars appear above and below the active image area.
When you select Cinema Fill, a 2.35 image is stretched vertically in both directions to fill a
16:9 display.
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Input Selection: Input 1 and Input 2 have both S-Video and composite video connectors.
Input 3 and Input 4 have both component and composite video connectors.
To specify which connection type you are using -- or to switch from one to the other if
equipment is connected to both -- select Input Selection from the Setup menu and press
ENTER.
Monitor Out: If you have equipment connected to the MONITOR OUT, select Monitor Out
from the Setup menu to route either the main or PIP audio/video signals to that output.
Overscan (not available for RGB input): Overscan pushes the outside edge of the active
picture area of the video signal out beyond the edge of the display area.
Some television programs are produced based on the assumption that older television sets
may not display the outer edges of the broadcast picture area. Over scan effectively trims
away these inactive, outer edges and enlarges the remaining portion of the image to fill the
display area.
Use the on-screen slidebars to set the desired amount of horizontal and vertical overscan, as
well as horizontal and vertical image shift.
These settings only affect 480i source material. For HDTV, DVDs and other video sources,
Overscan is generally not necessary or desirable.
Use the ISF Calibration menu to perform advanced picture quality adjustments. This menu
should be used by ISF-certified technicians only.
ISF Calibration
ISF Calibration
Note
You must enter a passcode to access the ISF Calibration menu.
Picture Adjust
White Balance
Blue Enable
DNR
Picture Adjust: The controls in this menu are identical to those in the main Picture Adjust
menu, but are accessible only by entering the ISF Calibration menu passcode. This makes it
possible to restore the picture quality settings to what they were when the DView was
installed, simply by recalling the “ISF Night” or “ISF Day” preset.
• Brightness: Refer to Brightness on page 29.
Baud Rate
Command Ack
Factory Reset
Splash Duration
• Contrast: Refer to Contrast on page 30.
• Color: Refer to Color Saturation on page 30.
• Tint: Refer to Tint on page 31.
• Sharpness: Refer to Sharpness on page 32.
• Color Temp. Refer to Color Temperature on page 32.
• Backlight: Refer to Backlight on page 32.
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Operation
• Save Settings: For each input and supported resolution, the DView lets you save image
quality settings as presets that you can recall at a later time. You can create up to three
presets -- designated “Custom,” “ISF Day” and “ISF Night” -- per input and resolution.
You should save changes to any of the following settings to a preset; otherwise they will
be lost when a new input source or resolution is selected:
• Aspect ratio
• Brightness
• Contrast
• Color saturation
• Tint
• Sharpness
• Gamma
• Color temperature and white balance
To save image settings to a preset, select Save Settings from the ISF Calibration menu and
select “Custom,“ “ISF Day” or “ISF Night.”
White Balance: To remove any trace of color from the white areas of the projected image,
choose White Balance from the Picture Adjust menu and press ENTER.
White Balance
R Gain
100
G Gain
100
B Gain
100
R Offset
50
G Offset
50
B Offset
50
• Gain: Use the Gain controls to correct color imbalances in the bright areas of the image. A
good way to do this is to use a test pattern consisting mostly of solid white areas, such as
an 80 IRE “window” pattern. If the white areas contain traces of red, green or blue,
decrease the Gain for that color.
• Offset: Use the Offset controls in the White Balance sub-menu to correct color imbalances
in the dark areas of the image. A good way to do this is to use a test pattern consisting
mostly of dark gray areas, such as a 30 IRE “window” pattern. If the gray areas contain
traces of red, green or blue, decrease the Offset for that color.
Note
Any white balance adjustments you make here are automatically stored
as a “Custom” color temperature.
Blue Enable: Blue Enable removes all red and green color information from the image,
simulating a blue filter. You can use it instead of a blue filter when performing color and tint
adjustments.
DNR: To apply Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) to the input signal, select DNR from the ISF
Calibration menu. Noise reduction is useful for clearing up noisy RGB images such as those
from a PC. Adjust as desired using the left- or right-arrow buttons, keeping in mind that
reducing noise (which reduces high frequencies) may also “soften” the image.
Gamma: The Gamma control determines how gray shades are displayed between minimum
input (black) and maximum input (white) for all signals. A good gamma setting helps to
optimize blacks and whites while ensuring smooth transitions for the “in-between” values
utilized in other grays.
Unlike brightness and contrast controls, Gamma allows you to lighten or darken the overall
tone of your images without changing the extremes. All images will be more vibrant while
still showing good detail in dark areas.
The default Gamma setting of 2.2 is appropriate for most typical home theater environments.
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Baud Rate: Select Baud Rate from the ISF Calibration menu to set the data transfer rate of the
DView’s RS-232 SERVICE port. (This setting must match the data rate of the device connected
to the RS-232 input.)
Command Ack: The Command Ack setting enables or disables the echo of serial commands
at the source. When set to on, commands sent from the serial controller (PC or
control/automation system) are logged and/or displayed on-screen. If this is not desired, set
Command Ack to Off.
Factory Reset: To reset all DView settings to their factory defaults, select Factory Reset from
the ISF Calibration menu and press ENTER. This command is not undoable. Use it with
caution!
Splash Duration: Use Splash Duration to control how long the DView splash screen remains
on-screen after power-up; see Figure 4-6. To prevent this screen from appearing, set the
Splash Duration to 0.
CALIBRATED FOR:
Figure 4-6. DView Splash Screen
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Operation
4.5
Using Picture-In-Picture
(PIP)
To use PIP, press the PIP (
) button.
CH
MENU
EXIT
ASPECT
SIZE
POSITION
PIP
P.MODE
S.SWAP
SWAP
TV/AV
S.MODE
SURRND
MTS/SAP
MUTE
The PIP window appears inside the main image
window.
2. Press the (
Press PIP again to switch to side-by-side PIP mode.
Press PIP again to turn PIP off.
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Press the TV/AV button (
) to select a PIP signal source. For each source, Table 4-3 shows
which of the other sources are available as a PIP source.
PIP
TV
INPUT3
INPUT4
PC
INPUT INPUT
1
2
VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO COMPONENT RGB DVI
TV
X
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
INPUT1
O
X
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
INPUT2
O
O
X
O
O
O
O
O
O
VIDEO
O
O
O
X
X
O
O
O
O
COMPONENT
O
O
O
X
X
O
X
X
O
VIDEO
O
O
O
O
O
X
X
O
O
COMPONENT
O
O
O
O
X
X
X
X
O
RGB
O
O
O
O
X
O
X
X
O
DVI
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
X
PC
INPUT4
INPUT3
Main
Table 4-3. Available Main and PIP Source Combinations
Notes:
1. “O” means that that source is available as a PIP source when that input is selected; “X” means that it is
not.
2. The DView cannot display the same source in both the main and PIP windows, nor can it display RGB and
component video simultaneously.
To change the PIP window position, press the POSITION
(
) button on the remote control repeatedly until
the window is in the desired position.
3
2
4
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MENU
EXIT
ASPECT
SIZE
POSITION
PIP
P.MODE
S.SWAP
SWAP
TV/AV
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Changing the PIP Position
Operation
Changing the PIP Size ➤
Changing the PIP Aspect ➤
Ratio
To change the PIP window size, press the SIZE (
)
button on the remote control repeatedly to achieve the
desired window size.
To change the aspect ratio of the PIP window from 4:3 to
16:9 or vice versa, press the ASPECT (
) button on
the remote control.
Refer to Table 4-1 for more information about aspect
ratios.
Changing the PIP Image ➤
Mode
To recall settings for the PIP input from either the “ISF
Night” or “ISF Day” memory preset, press the P.MODE
(
) button on the remote control.
Choose ISF Day when there is a lot of ambient light.
Select ISF Night when there is low ambient light or at
night.
CH
MENU
EXIT
ASPECT
SIZE
POSITION
PIP
P.MODE
S.SWAP
SWAP
TV/AV
MENU
EXIT
ASPECT
SIZE
POSITION
PIP
P.MODE
S.SWAP
SWAP
TV/AV
CH
MENU
EXIT
ASPECT
SIZE
POSITION
PIP
P.MODE
S.SWAP
SWAP
TV/AV
S.MODE
SURRND
MTS/SAP
MUTE
To customize the ISF memory presets, refer to ISF
Calibration on page 37.
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MENU
To swap the main and PIP images, press the SWAP
button on the remote control.
EXIT
SIZE
POSITION
PIP
P.MODE
S.SWAP
SWAP
TV/AV
S.MODE
SURRND
MTS/SAP
MUTE
MENU
To swap the main and PIP audio programs, press the
S.SWAP button on the remote control.
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Swapping the Main and PIP
Images
ASPECT
EXIT
ASPECT
SIZE
POSITION
PIP
P.MODE
S.SWAP
SWAP
TV/AV
S.MODE
SURRND
MTS/SAP
MUTE
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Swapping the Main and PIP
Audio Programs
Operation
4.6
Stereo Sound/SAP
The DView supports Multichannel Television Sound (MTS), the broadcast audio standard that
allows transmission of both stereo and Secondary Audio Program (SAP) content.
The SAP is usually a foreign-language translation. However, it can also be used for other
purposes such as Described Video Services (DVS), which provide descriptive narration of key
visual elements in programs for the benefit of the visually impaired.
You can select sound options (Mono, Stereo, SAP or
Mono+SAP) depending on the broadcast signal by
pressing the MTS/SAP button on the remote control.
• Choose Stereo for channels that are broadcasting in
stereo.
S.MODE
SURRND
MTS/SAP
MUTE
FC1
FC2
FC3
FC4
• Choose Mono for channels that are broadcasting in
mono, or if you are having difficulty receiving a
stereo signal.
• Choose SAP to listen to the Secondary Audio
Program.
• Choose Mono+SAP to listen to both the primary and
secondary audio programs (for example, when a
program has a DVS audio track).
Table 4-4 summarizes the audio broadcast modes supported by the DView.
Table 4-4. Compatibility with Stereo and SAP Audio Broadcasts
Receive Mode
Broadcast Mode
Mono
Stereo
SAP
Mono+SAP
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono+SAP
Mono
Mono
SAP
Mono+SAP
Stereo+SAP
Mono
Stereo
SAP
Mono+SAP
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Table 5-1 provides some general guidelines for troubleshooting problems you may
encounter with the DView. If you encounter an issue not described here, please contact your
Vidikron dealer or Vidikron Technical Support.
Table 5-1. Troubleshooting Chart
Symptom
The display does not turn on
after initial installation.
Possible Cause(s)
•
Solution
The DView is not plugged
in or the AC outlet is not
active.
The remote control
batteries have run out.
•
Incorrect source selection.
Source component is not
turned on.
Source component is
connected incorrectly or
not at all.
•
•
•
Audio output is muted.
•
•
Volume setting is too low.
•
Press the MUTE button on
the remote control.
Turn up the volume.
Image is too bright and/or
lacks definition in the bright
areas of the image.
•
Contrast is set too high.
•
Lower the contrast setting.
Image appears “washed out”
and/or dark areas appear too
bright.
•
Brightness is set too high.
•
Lower the brightness
setting.
Black or white dots appear on
all channels or a specific
channel.
•
Antenna or cable TV source
is connected incorrectly or
not at all.
Broadcast signal is weak.
•
Check the antenna or cable
TV connection.
•
Adjust the fine tuning of
the channel.
•
The display is on, but there is
no picture or sound.
•
•
•
Picture is okay, but there is no
sound.
•
•
•
Ensure that the DView is
plugged in and that the AC
outlet is active.
Replace the batteries.
Select the correct source.
Turn on the source
component.
Check video and/or audio
connections to source
component.
Colors in the image are
swapped; for example, reds
appear blue or vice versa.
•
The Red/Pr, Green/Y or
Blue/Pb outputs from the
source are connected to the
wrong inputs on the DView.
•
Ensure that the source
outputs are connected to
the correct DView input.
RGB-HD images appear
“noisy.”
•
Clock and Phase settings
need adjustment.
•
Manually adjust Clock and
Phase settings, or perform
an Auto-Adjust (refer to PC
Mode Adjust on page 34).
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5.1
Troubleshooting Tips
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Table 5-1. Troubleshooting Chart (continued)
Symptom
Possible Cause(s)
Solution
“Out of range” appears
on-screen.
•
The resolution and
frequency of the video card
in the computer are not
compatible with the DView.
•
Select a compatible
resolution and vertical
frequency (refer to
Computer/Video Signal
Compatibility on page 54).
The image is too large or too
small.
•
Image size needs adjusting.
•
Adjust the image size (refer
to PC Mode Adjust on
page 34).
Poor broadcast sound quality.
•
The sound quality of a
stereo broadcast may be
unstable in an area with a
weak signal.
•
Use the MTS/SAP button
on the remote control to
select mono.
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Serial Communications
6
To interface the DView with a home theater automation/control system or a PC running
terminal emulation software, connect it to your control system or PC as shown in Figure 3-8.
Configure the RS-232 controller or PC serial port as follows: no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit
and no flow control. Set the baud rate to match that of the DView RS-232 port; the default
baud rate is 115200.
Table 6-1 lists the RS-232 command set. All commands are in ASCII format. A carriage return
is not required after a command.
When you send a valid command, the DView executes it and acknowledges it with a
right-bracket character (]) followed by the four-digit numeric code you sent; for example,
]0002. When you send an invalid command, the DView ignores it and returns -N/A instead
of the four-digit code.
Table 6-1. Serial Commands
Command
[
+
S3A
+
Description
000#
Set audio volume to ### (=000-100)
Example: [ S3A000075 sets volume to 75
[
+
+3A
Audio volume up
[
+
- 3A
Audio volume down
[
+
S4A
+
000#
Main input selection
0=TV
1=Input1
2=Input2
3=Input3
4=Input4
5=DVI
6=RGB
Example: [ S4A0006 selects RGB
[
+
S4E
+
000#
Aspect ratio selection
0=Standard (4x3)
1=IntelliWide
2=Letterbox
3=Anamorphic
Example: [ S4E0002 selects Letterbox
[
+
S4F
+
0101
Select Composite Video for Input1
+
0102
Select S-Video for Input1
+
0201
Select Composite Video for Input2
+
0202
Select S-Video for Input2
+
0301
Select Composite Video for Input3
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6.1
RS-232 Connection and
Port Configuration
6.2
Serial Command Syntax
Serial Communications
Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Description
+
0303
Select Component Video for Input3
+
0401
Select Composite Video for Input4
+
0403
Select Component Video for Input4
Example: [ S4F0101 selects Composite video for Input1
[
+
S4G
+
000#
PIP Input selection
0=TV
1=Input1
2=Input2
3=Input3
4=Input4
5=DVI
6=RGB
Example: [ S4G0004 selects Input4
[
+
SAB
+
000#
Power on/off control
0=standby, 1=on
Example: [ SAB0001 turns unit on
[
+
SBA
+
000#
Picture mode selection
0=Custom
1=ISF Night
2=ISF Day
Example: [ SBA0001 selects ISF Night
[
+
SCA
+
000#
Caption on/off
0=off
1=on
Example: [ SCA0000 turns caption off
[
+
SCB
+
####
Set TV channel number
0012=AIR12
1012=CATV12
Example: [ SCB0012 selects antenna Ch.12
[
+
+CB
TV channel up
[
+
-CB
TV channel down
[
+
SCC
+
000#
Favorite channel selection
1=FC1
2=FC2
3=FC3
4=FC4
Example: [ SCC0002 selects favorite channel 2
[
+
SDA
+
000#
Set PIP mode
0=OFF
1=PIP
2=PBP
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Description
Example: [ SDA0002 selects PBP
[
+
SDB
+
000#
Set PIP size
0=small
1=medium
2=large
Example: [ SDB0001 selects medium PIP size
The following serial commands are meant to emulate buttons on the remote control. Each button
has its own serial command, so effectively it is as if you were using the IR remote only you’ll be doing
so via serial commands. These commands provide active OSD responses just like the IR remote.
Each command begins with [key followed by the four-digit number of the button. No carriage
return is necessary. The response you receive from the unit if the command is valid will be a
right-bracket (]) followed by the four-digit numeric code you sent. (For example, the ‘ON’ command
is [key0015; the response will be ]0015). All commands are in ASCII.
[
[
+
+
key
key
+
+
0002
OFF
0015
ON
0004
Number 1
0005
Number 2
0006
Number 3
0008
Number 4
0009
Number 5
0010
Number 6
0012
Number 7
0013
Number 8
0014
Number 9
0017
Number 0
0035
Number 100
[
+
key
+
0023
TIMER OFF
[
+
key
+
0105
INPUT1
0027
INPUT2
0028
INPUT3
0001
INPUT4
0102
DVI
0101
RGB HD
0019
TV
0003
CUSTOM
[
+
key
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
[
+
key
+
Description
0062
ISF NIGHT
0031
ISF DAY
0040
ANAMORPHIC
0043
4X3
0039
LETTERBOX
0126
INTELLIWIDE
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7.1
DView Specifications
Table 7-1 lists the DView specifications.
Table 7-1. DView Specifications
Native Resolution:
1366 x 768 WXGA
Screen Size:
VL-26 = 26 in. (diagonal)
VL-32 = 32 in. (diagonal)
Screen Aspect Ratio:
16:9
Available Aspect Ratios:
4:3, Letterbox, 16:9 Anamorphic, IntelliWide™
DTV Compatibility:
480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i
ISF Settings:
Yes
Contrast Ratio:
1000:1
Data/Graphics Compatibility:
Up to 1024 x 768
Imagix Processing:
3:2 pull down
Inputs:
Multiple input combinations with up to
(4) Composite, (2) S-Video, (2) Component,
(1) DVI w/HDCP, (1) RGB (15-pin D-sub),
(1) RS-232, (5) Audio (stereo RCA pairs),
(1) RF Antenna
Outputs:
(1) Composite, (1) Audio (stereo RCA pair)
Audio System:
10W RMS x 2, L/R two-way Integrated Speaker System
Tuner:
185-channel NTSC Stereo (PAL as monitor only)
HDTV Ready, PIP/PBP, Parental Control (V-Chip), Closed
Caption
Discrete IR Control:
Source, power and aspect ratios
Power Requirements:
100 to 240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption:
VL-26 = 130W
VL-32 = 180W
Operating Environment:
40ºF to 95ºF (5ºC to 35ºC);
20% to 80% humidity (non-condensing)
Dimensions:
See Figure 7-1 (VL-26) or Figure 7-2 (VL-32)
Weight:
VL-26 = 26.46 lbs. (12 kg)
VL-32 = 50.71 lbs. (23 kg)
Regulatory Approvals:
Complies with FCC, UL
Limited Warranty:
One (1) year parts and labor from the date of delivery to the
end user.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Figure 7-1 and Figure 7-2 show the DView dimensions.
3.46 in.
(88 mm)
7.48 in. (190 mm)
3.94 in.
(100 mm)
7.87 in.
(200 mm)
)
mm
26
.00
in.
0
(66
23.70 in. (602 mm)
19.88 in. (505 mm)
27.00 in. (686 mm)
7.2
DView Dimensions
Figure 7-1. VL-26 Dimensions
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3.86 in.
(98 mm)
8.27 in. (210 mm)
3.94 in.
(100 mm)
7.87 in.
(200 mm)
in.
.00
32
26.73 in. (679 mm)
)
mm
3
(81
31.69 in. (805 mm)
23.03 in. (585 mm)
Figure 7-2. VL-32 Dimensions
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7.3
Computer/Video Signal
Compatibility
The DView can display video signals from a variety of computer sources via its RGB-HD and
DVI inputs.
Table 7-2 lists the signal types that are compatible with the DView, and indicates which of
those are VESA standards.
Table 7-2. Computer/Video Signal Compatibility Chart
Signal Type
SD
Mode
Vertical Frequency
(Hz)
Horizontal
Frequency (kHz)
720x240
60i
59.94
15.75
SD
720x480
60p
59.94
31.50
HD
1280x720
60p
60.00
44.90
HD
1920x1080
60i
60.00
33.70
VESA
720x400
85
85.00
37.90
VESA
720x350
85
85.00
37.90
IBM
720x400
70
70.10
31.50
IBM
720x350
70
70.10
31.50
VESA
720x480
60
59.94
31.50
MAC
720x480
67
66.70
35.00
VESA
720x480
72
72.80
37.80
VESA
720x480
75
75.00
37.50
VESA
720x480
85
85.00
43.60
VESA
800x600
56
56.25
35.20
VESA
800x600
60
60.30
37.90
VESA
800x600
72
72.20
48.70
VESA
800x600
75
75.00
46.90
VESA
800x600
85
85.10
53.70
MAC
832x624
75
74.50
49.70
VESA
1024x768
60
60.00
48.40
MAC
1024x768
60
60.00
48.70
VESA
1024x768
70
70.10
56.50
IBM
1024x768
72
72.10
57.50
VESA
1024x768
75
75.00
60.00
MAC
1024x768
75
75.00
60.00
VESA
1024x768
85
85.00
68.70
Note: The DView may not be able to display images from notebook computers in simultaneous (CRT/LCD)
mode. Should this occur, switch the notebook computer to “CRT only” mode. If you are unsure how to do
this, refer to your notebook computer’s user manual.
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