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NextVision™ N4
Video Processor
User Guide
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Contents
Getting Started
Package Contents .................................................................. 2
Safety Precautions ................................................................. 3
The Remote Control
Activate the Remote Control ............................................... 4
To change the battery ......................................................... 4
Using the Remote Control ................................................... 5
The Video Processor
Front View .............................................................................. 6
Back View ............................................................................... 7
Setup ...................................................................................... 8
Main Menu .......................................................................... 9
Picture Menu ....................................................................... 10
Audio Menu(s) ..................................................................... 10
Channel Menu ..................................................................... 11
Video Menu ......................................................................... 11
Setup Menu ......................................................................... 12
Information Screen .............................................................. 12
Other Information
Troubleshooting ...................................................................... 13
Specifications ......................................................................... 14
Customer Support .................................................................. 15
Cleaning and Maintenance ..................................................... 16
Compliance Information ......................................................... 16
Limited Warranty .................................................................... 17
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Copyright © ViewSonic Corporation, 2003. All rights reserved.
ViewSonic and the three birds logo are registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation. NextVision
is a trademark of ViewSonic Corporation.
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STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
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Disclaimer: ViewSonic Corporation shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions
contained herein; nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting from furnishing this
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change product specifications without notice. Information in this document may change without
notice.
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without prior written permission from ViewSonic Corporation.
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For Your Records
Model Name:
Model Number:
Document Name:
Serial Number:
Purchase Date:
NextVision N4 Video Processor
VSVBX25470-1
An_N4_UG
2-19-03
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properly at the end of its useful life. Your local waste disposal company may provide information
about proper disposal.
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Getting Started
Congratulations on your purchase of a ViewSonic NextVision N4 Video
Processor. Your N4 allows you to connect to a DVD, game console, VCR, Laser
Disk player (LD), stereo system, and a cable or satellite antenna, with only one
monitor or other display device. This user guide helps you set up and use
your N4.
Important! Save the original box and all packing material for future shipping.
Package Contents
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NextVision N4 Video Processor
Remote control with a 3 V lithium battery
Power cable with AC/DC adapter
Analog VGA cable (M-F)
Mini-Din audio cable for PC
RCA audio cable
N4 User Guide
N4 Quick Start Guide
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Safety Precautions
Read all safety precautions for the N4 and your antenna before operating the
product. Failure to abide by these precautions may void the warranty. Save
the Quick Start Guide and the User Guide for future reference.
• Use only the power adapter that
came with the product. The plug
may have a polarized, alternating
current for your safety.
• Always handle the product with
care; dropping the product could
void the warranty.
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• Do not overload power outlets
with more extension cords or plugs
than they were intended to support.
This may create a fire hazard.
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• Do not place heavy objects on the
video N4 or the power cord.
• Do not block or cover vent slots
and openings by putting the
product on a bed, rug, sofa, etc.
Vent slots and openings help to
ensure reliable operation so the
product does not overheat. Do not
put the product in a bookcase,
rack, or entertainment center
unless there is adequate
ventilation.
• Avoid exposing the product to
direct sunlight or another heat
source.
• Do not operate the product where
there is moisture or high humidity.
• Do not attempt to repair the
product. The warranty covers
repair or attempted repair only by
those technicians authorized by
ViewSonic.
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If the product will not be used for a
long time, unplug the product and
remove the battery from the remote
control.
An outside antenna or cable system
connected to the N4 must be
grounded in case of power surges
and/or spikes. Article 810 of the
National Electrical Code, ANSI/
NFPA70, provides information
about properly grounding the mast
and supporting structure, the lead-in
wire to an antenna discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes,
and requirements for the grounding
electrode.
• For added protection during a
lightning storm, or when the unit is
left unattended for a long period of
time, unplug the unit from the wall
outlet and disconnect the cable or
antenna.
• To avoid electric shock, do not put
an outside antenna where it could
fall on an overhead power line or
other electric light or power circuit.
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The Remote Control
Activate the Remote Control
The first time you use the remote control, activate the remote
control by pulling the plastic tab out of the remote control.
CAUTIONS
• An explosion may occur if you use the wrong battery! Use
only the type of battery recommended by the manufacturer
• Only use the specified 3V Lithium batteries
• Do not mix new and old batteries. This may result in
cracking or leakage, which may pose a risk of fire or lead to
personal injury
• Insert batteries according to (+) and (-) markings. Inserting
the batteries incorrectly may result in cracking or leakage,
which may pose a risk of fire or lead to personal injury
• Dispose of the battery in accordance with local laws and regulations
• Keep the battery away from children and pets
• When the remote control is not used for an extended period, remove the
batteries.
Note: Replace the batteries if the operation of the remote control becomes
irregular or weak
To change the battery
1. Push the tip of a ballpoint pen into the small pin hole on the back of the
remote control as shown below and pull the cover off.
2. Place the 3 V Lithium battery in the battery compartment.
Pin hole
Back cover
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Lithium battery
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Using the Remote Control
PC/TV
Switches between
your PC and TV
Power
Turns the N4 ON/
OFF
INPUT
Selects input
sources like
PC, TV, AV, Svideo
CH
TV Channel up or
down
MUTE
Turns the sound
ON/OFF
Numeric 10-key
pad
DISPLAY
TV channel
(Input source)
Directional arrows
scroll through menu
options or adjust a
selected option.
ENTER
The highlighted OSD
(On-Screen Display)
or menu.
Recall
Return to the previous
channel in TV Mode.
(Toggles between two
TV channels.)
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VOL
Volume up or
down
SEL
Select a TV
channel
CH Scan
Press Channel
Scan once. A
screen appears
asking you to press
CH Scan again It
then automatically
scans TV or CATV
channels and saves
scanned programs.
MENU
Displays the main
menu (OSD).
Res
A shortcut that
switches between
four screen
resolutions.
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The Video Processor
Front View
Power indicator and IR (infrared) receiver.
IMPORTANT: Point the remote control to this part of the N4.
POWER
Turns the unit
on or off. Power
can also be
turned on or off
from the
remote control.
Headphone
jack
CH+
Selects the next
higher channel
CHSelects the next lower
channel
VOL+
Increases the volume
VOLDecreases the volume
INPUT
Press INPUT to switch signals from PC, TV,
AV, S-Video
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Back View
RGB INPUT
Using the 15-pin
VGA cable
provided, connect
one side to the
VGA output on
your PC and the
other side to the
RGB INPUT of
your N4.
DC IN
Connect to a
12V power
supply
RGB OUTPUT
Connect your 15-pin
monitor connector to
the RGB OUTPUT.
S-VIDEO INPUT
Connect the external S-Video to
the S-VIDEO INPUT port.
RF IN (VHF/UHF)
Connect to antenna or cable TV
signal.
VIDEO IN
Connect the external video from a DVD, VCR, CD,
IRD, camera, or video game.
AUDIO IN R-L
Connect the external AUDIO IN to the N4.
AUDIO IN
Connect the audio cable from your PC sound card to the AUDIO IN
port on the N4.
AUDIO OUT
Connect the AUDIO OUT to your PC speakers.
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Setup
Cable or
antenna
**S-VIDEO cable
*RCA A/V cable
DVD/VCR/
LD/IRD
Adapter
Game
console
* For an Audio/Video connection, use the RCA audio (L + R)
connectors.
**For a video connection, use an RCA video connector or an
S-Video connector.
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Main Menu
Press the MENU button on the remote control for the MAIN MENU shown
below. Press the up or down arrow
to highlight a menu option. Press
ENTER. The selected sub-menu option appears.
The command line at the bottom of each menu tells you what to do next.
Example, to exit the MAIN MENU, press the MENU button on the remote
control.
MENU button
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Picture Menu
Press the up or down arrow
to scroll up or down the menu. With an option
highlighted, press the ENTER button. To adjust the selected option, press the
left or right button
. To return to the MAIN MENU and save your
adjustments, press MENU.
Audio Menu(s)
Press the up or down arrow
to scroll up or down the menu. With an option
highlighted, press the ENTER button. To adjust the selected option, press the
left or right button
. To return to the MAIN MENU and save your
adjustments, press MENU.
Depending on the region you are in, the NICAM menu may appear.
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Channel Menu
Video Menu
To select a resolution and refresh rate, do the following:
1 To scroll up or down the menu, press the up or down arrow
on the
remote control.
2 With an option highlighted, press the ENTER button. Select a
RESOLUTION.
3 Then, select a REFRESH RATE and press ENTER. To return to the MAIN
MENU and save your adjustments, press MENU.
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Setup Menu
This means to “turn
OFF” the N4. To clear
the 30 minute setting,
press the POWER button
on the front of the N4
unit or on the remote
control. Or, from the
SETUP menu select the
OFF setting.
Levels of transparency
for the OSD menus.
The N4 has several language options.
Information Screen
To reset the video/audio performance back to factory defaults, press ENTER on
the remote control.
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Other Information
Troubleshooting
No picture
• Make sure the power cord is connected and the power LED turns red (standby). Turn
the video processor on. The LED turns green (on).
• Make sure the monitor’s power is on.
• Check the connection between the video processor and other devices. Make sure the
other devices are turned on.
• Check the input signal sources by pressing the Disp (Display) button on the remote
control. Then press the Input button repeatedly to find the input device you want to see
displayed on-screen. Pressing Input repeatedly toggles through the input devices: TV
> AV > S-Video > PC > TV.
• To reset the audio/video settings back to factory defaults, press the Menu button (the
Main Menu appears > select INFO > press ENTER (the Information screen appears)
> press ENTER again (reset back to factory defaults).
• Press VOL-, VOL+, and CH-, CH+ on the front panel of the N4 unit at the same time.
The unit returns to factory default settings and a normal picture appears.
Video is poor
• Check your antenna connections. Try adjusting your antenna. Try turning all devices
off and unplugging any of the connections to an AC wall outlet. Plug them back into
the outlet and turn the devices back on.
• Check all connections.
• To reset the unit back to factory defaults, press ENTER on the remote control.
No sound
• Check the audio connection(s).
• Make sure the speaker is working.
• Press the Volume + button on the remote control.
• Press the Mute button to activate the sound.
The remote control doesn’t work
• Point the remote control at the video processor.
• Make sure that fresh batteries are in the remote control.
• Check remaining battery life.
Missing channel
• To find and save the channels with good reception, press CH Scan twice on the remote
control.
• If there is a channel with poor reception or a missing channel, manually add or delete a
channel. With the channel on-screen that has poor reception, press the Menu button >
select Channel Memory > select Add or Erase.
For further assistance, contact ViewSonic. See the Customer Support table in this guide.
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Specifications
Video
Output type
24 Bit RGB 700 mV ±10% with 75 Ω load (excluding
RGB pass-through)
RF
Frequency range
Number of
channels
Input level
55.25 - 801.25 MHz
Off air 2-69
Output Mode
Resolution
Refresh Rate
640 x 480 @ 60 Hz, 75 Hz
800 x 600 @ 60 Hz, 75 Hz
852 x 480 @ 60 Hz
1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz
Not related to this tune box. Determined by host PC and
display.
Audio
MTS
Mono/Stereo/SAP (only available in RF mode)/NICAM
Input Signal
Type
TV/Cable, S-Video, Composite (RCA),
RGB Pass-through
3.5 mm Mini Stereo Audio In, and RCA (left/right) audio In
Power
Power adapter
type:
Input:
Output:
Remote control:
Connector
Signal
Power
0 ~ +15 dB mV
Linear
120 Vac, (±10%) 60 Hz
12 VDC, 1.2A
3 V Lithium battery in remote control
“F” type coaxial connector 75 Ω, 3.5 mm Mini stereo jack
for audio in and audio out.
RCA left/right for audio in, S-video, Composite (RCA),
15 pin male mini D-sub for RGB input and 15 pin female
mini D-sub for RGB output
DC-In jack
Dimensions
Physical
226 mm (L) x 145 mm (W) x 38 mm (H)
8.90" (L) x 5.71" (W) x 1.50" (H)
Weight
Net
0.5 Kg (1.1 lbs.)
Operating
Conditions
Temperature
Humidity
-10° C to +40° C (+14° F to +104° F)
90% RH Max.
Storage
Temperature
Humidity
-25° C to 60° C (-13° F to +140° F)
95% RH Max.
Regulations
UL and cUL, FCC Class B, ICES003
Note: Product Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Customer Support
For technical support or product service, see the table below or contact your
reseller. You will need the product serial number.
Country/
Region
Web site
T = Telephone Email
F = FAX
United States
viewsonic.com
T: (800) 688-6688
F: (909) 468-1202
vstech@
viewsonic.com
Canada
viewsonic.com/
support
T: (800) 688-6688
F: (909) 468-1202
service.ca@
viewsonic.com
United Kingdom
viewsoniceurope.com T: 0800 833 648
F: 01794 500801
service.eu@
viewsoniceurope.com
Europe, Middle
East, Baltic
countries, and
North Africa
viewsoniceurope.com Contact your
reseller
service.eu@
viewsoniceurope.com
Australia and New
Zealand
viewsonic.com.au
T: +61 2 9929 3955 service@
F: +61 2 9929 8393 au.viewsonic.com
Singapore/India
and Southeast
Asia
viewsonic.com.sg
T: 65 273 4018
F: 65 273 1566
Other Asia/Pacific
countries
viewsonic.com.tw
T: 886 2 2246 3456 service@
F: 886 2 8242 3668 tw.viewsonic.com
South Africa
viewsonic.com/asia
T: 886 2 2246 3456 service.ap@
F: 886 2 8242 3668 viewsonic.com
ViewSonic NextVision N4
service@
sg.viewsonic.com
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Cleaning and Maintenance
• Make sure the product is turned off before cleaning.
• Never spray or pour any liquid directly onto the product. Spray a clean cloth
and wipe the product clean.
• Never immerse the product in any liquid.
DISCLAIMER
ViewSonic® does not recommend the use of any ammonia or alcohol-based
cleaners on the product. Some chemical cleaners have been reported to damage
the case of the product. ViewSonic will not be liable for damage resulting from
use of any ammonia or alcohol-based cleaners.
Compliance Information
FCC Information
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 the instruction, 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 into 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.
FCC Warning
To assure continued FCC compliance, the user must use a grounded power
supply cord and the provided shielded video interface cable with bonded ferrite
cores. If a BNC cable is going to be used, use only a shielded BNC(5) cable.
Also, any unauthorized changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this
device.
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Limited Warranty
ViewSonic NextVision Video Processor
What the warranty covers:
ViewSonic® warrants its products to be free from defects in material and workmanship during the
warranty period. If a product proves to be defective in material or workmanship during the warranty
period, ViewSonic will, at its sole option, repair or replace the product with a like product. Replacement
product or parts may include remanufactured or refurbished parts or components.
How long the warranty is effective:
ViewSonic Video Processors are warranted for one (1) year for all parts and one (1) year for all labor
from the date of the first consumer purchase.
Who the warranty protects:
This warranty is valid only for the first consumer purchaser.
What the warranty does not cover:
1. Software.
2. Any product on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
3. Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from:
a. Accident, misuse, neglect, fire, water, lightning, or other acts of nature, unauthorized product
modification, or failure to follow instructions supplied with the product.
b. Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by ViewSonic.
c. Damage to or loss of any programs, data or removable storage media.
d. Software or data loss occurring during repair or replacement.
e. Any damage of the product due to shipment.
f. Removal or installation of the product.
g. Causes external to the product, such as electrical power fluctuations or failure.
h. Use of supplies or parts not meeting ViewSonic’s specifications.
i. Normal wear and tear.
j. Any other cause which does not relate to a product defect.
4. Removal, installation, and set-up service charges.
How to get service:
1. For information about receiving service under warranty, contact ViewSonic Customer Support. You
will need to provide your product’s serial number.
2. To obtain service under warranty, you will be required to provide (a) the original dated sales slip,
(b) your name, (c) your address, (d) a description of the problem, and (e) the serial number of the
product.
3. Take or ship the product freight prepaid in the original container to an authorized ViewSonic service
center or ViewSonic.
4. For additional information or the name of the nearest ViewSonic service center, contact ViewSonic.
Limitation of implied warranties:
THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE
DESCRIPTION CONTAINED HEREIN INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Exclusion of damages:
VIEWSONIC’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE COST OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE
PRODUCT. VIEWSONIC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR:
1. DAMAGE TO OTHER PROPERTY CAUSED BY ANY DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT, DAMAGES
BASED UPON INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF
TIME, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF GOODWILL,
INTERFERENCE WITH BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS, OR OTHER COMMERCIAL LOSS, EVEN
IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
2. ANY OTHER DAMAGES, WHETHER INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHERWISE.
3. ANY CLAIM AGAINST THE CUSTOMER BY ANY OTHER PARTY.
Effect of state law:
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state. Some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties and/or do not allow the exclusion of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
Sales outside the U.S.A. and Canada:
For warranty information and service on ViewSonic products sold outside of the U.S.A. and Canada,
contact ViewSonic or your local ViewSonic dealer.
ViewSonic Video Processors Warranty (V1.0)
ViewSonic NextVision N4
Release Date: 10-25-02
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