VS278 series
LCD Monitor
User Guide
First Edition
June 2012
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Contents
Notices.......................................................................................................... iv
Safety information........................................................................................ v
Care & Cleaning........................................................................................... vi
Takeback Services...................................................................................... vii
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome! ..................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3.1
Front view........................................................................ 1-2
1.3.2
Back view......................................................................... 1-3
1.3.3
QuickFit Function............................................................. 1-4
Chapter 2:
Setup
2.1
Assembling the monitor arm/base.............................................. 2-1
2.2
Adjusting the monitor................................................................... 2-1
2.3
Detaching the arm/base (for VESA wall mount)......................... 2-2
2.4
Connecting the cables.................................................................. 2-3
2.5
Turning on the monitor................................................................. 2-3
Chapter 3:
3.1
General instructions
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu ................................................. 3-1
3.1.1
How to reconfigure........................................................... 3-1
3.1.2
OSD function introduction................................................ 3-1
3.2
Specifications summary . ............................................................ 3-4
3.3
Troubleshooting (FAQ)................................................................. 3-5
3.4
Supported operating modes........................................................ 3-6
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
•
This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
As an Energy Star® Partner, our company has determined that this
product meets the Energy Star® guidelines for energy efficiency.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference
- Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement
sur le matériel brouiller du Canada.
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Safety information
•
Before setting up the monitor, carefully read all the documentation that came
with the package.
•
To prevent fire or shock hazard, never expose the monitor to rain or moisture.
•
Never try to open the monitor cabinet. The dangerous high voltages inside the
monitor may result in serious physical injury.
•
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
•
Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the
power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer
immediately.
•
Slots and openings on the back or top of the cabinet are provided for
ventilation. Do not block these slots. Never place this product near or over a
radiator or heat source unless proper ventilation is provided.
•
The monitor should be operated only from the type of power source indicated
on the label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home,
consult your dealer or local power company.
•
Use the appropriate power plug which complies with your local power standard.
•
Do not overload power strips and extention cords. Overloading can result in fire
or electric shock.
•
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the monitor in
any area where it may become wet. Place the monitor on a stable surface.
•
Unplug the unit during a lightning storm or if it will not be used for a long period
of time. This will protect the monitor from damage due to power surges.
•
Never push objects or spill liquid of any kind into the slots on the monitor
cabinet.
•
To ensure satisfactory operation, use the monitor only with UL listed
computers which have appropriate configured receptacles marked between
100-240V AC.
•
If you encounter technical problems with the monitor, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical,
electronic equipment, and mercury-containing button cell battery) should not
be placed in municipal waste. Please check local regulations for disposal of
electronic products.
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Care & Cleaning
•
Before you lift or reposition your monitor, it is better to disconnect the cables
and power cord. Follow the correct lifting techniques when positioning the
monitor. When lifting or carrying the monitor, grasp the edges of the monitor.
Do not lift the display by the stand or the cord.
•
Cleaning. Turn your monitor off and unplug the power cord. Clean the monitor
surface with a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed
with a cloth dampened with mild cleaner.
•
Avoid using a cleaner containing alcohol or acetone. Use a cleaner intended
for use with the monitor. Never spray cleaner directly on the screen, as it may
drip inside the monitor and cause an electric shock.
The following symptoms are normal with the monitor:
•
The screen may flicker during the initial use due to the nature of the fluorescent
light. Turn off the Power Switch and turn it on again to make sure that the
flicker disappears.
•
You may find slightly uneven brightness on the screen depending on the
desktop pattern you use.
•
When the same image is displayed for hours, an afterimage of the previous
screen may remain after switching the image. The screen will recover slowly or
you can turn off the Power Switch for hours.
•
When the screen becomes black or flashes, or cannot work anymore, contact
your dealer or service center to fix it. Do not repair the screen by yourself!
Conventions used in this guide
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying
to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
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Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to http://www.asus.com
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation that may have
been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard
package.
Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest
standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for
our customers to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries and other
components as well as the packaging materials.
Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detail recycling
information in different region.
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1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the ASUS® LCD monitor!
The latest widescreen LCD monitor from ASUS provides a crisper, broader, and
brighter display, plus a host of features that enhance your viewing experience.
With these features, you can enjoy the convenience and delightful visual
experience that the monitor brings to you!
1.2
Package contents
Check your package for the following items:
LCD monitor
Monitor base
Quick start guide
Warranty card
Power cord
VGA cable
Audio cable
HDMI-DVI cable
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
immediately.
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1.3
Monitor introduction
1.3.1
Front view
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
7
1.
•
Activates the QuickFit function.(Please refer to 1.3.3 QuickFit Function).
•
Selects a desired preset mode.
•
Exits the OSD menu or goes back to the previous menu when the OSD
menu is active.
•
Automatically adjusts the image to its optimized position, clock, and phase
by pressing this button for 2-4 seconds (for VGA mode only).
•
Decreases values or moves your selection left/down.
•
Volumn hotkey
2.
button:
3.
4.
MENU button:
•
Turns on the OSD menu. Enacts the selected OSD menu item.
•
Increases values or moves your selection right/up.
•
Brightness hotkey
5.
6.
button:
•
Selects an available input source.
Press
(Input Select button) to display HDMI/DisplayPort signals after you
connect HDMI/DisplayPort cable with the monitor.
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Power button/power indicator
•
Turns the monitor on/off.
•
The color definition of the power indicator is as the below table.
1.3.2
Status
Description
Blue
Amber
OFF
ON
Standby mode
OFF
Back view
ON
HDMI-2
HDMI-1
4
4
VGA
6
7
Rear connectors
1.
AC-IN port. This port connects the power cord.
2.
Power Switch. To switch the display on and off.
3.
Displayport. This port is for connection for a DisplayPort compatible device.
4.
HDMI port. This port is for connection with an HDMI compatible device.
5.
VGA port. This 15-pin port is for PC VGA connection.
6.
Audio-in port. This port connects PC audio source by the bundled audio
cable.
7.
Earphone jack. This port is only available when an HDMI/DisplayPort cable
is connected.
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1.3.3
QuickFit Function
The QuickFit function allows users have a preview of the document or photo layout
directly on screen without printing test copies.
To activate QuickFit, press the QuickFit hotkey, and then press the MENU key to
switch between different pattern sizes.
Alignment Grid
Letter
Photo 4x6, 3x5, 2x2
Photo 8x10, 5x7
When QuickFit is activated, press the control buttons on the front panel to make
adjustments. The QuickFit OSD displayed in the lower right corner of the screen
will guide users to make selections.
The QuickFit OSD shown on the screen is not accessible by tapping on it.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
2.1
Assembling the monitor arm/base
To assemble the monitor base:
1.
Have the front of the monitor face down on a table.
2.
Attach the base into the arm, making sure the tab on the arm fits into the groove
on the base.
3.
Fix the base to the arm by fastening the bundled screw.
We recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to prevent
damage to the monitor.
2.2
•
Adjusting the monitor
or optimal viewing, we recommend that you look at the full face of the
F
monitor, then adjust the monitor to the angle that is most comfortable for you.
•
Hold the stand to prevent the monitor from falling when you change its angle.
•
The recommended adjusting angle is +20˚ to -5˚.
-5。 to +20。
It is normal that the monitor slightly shakes while you adjust the viewing angle.
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2.3 Detaching the arm/base (for VESA
wall mount)
The detachable arm/base of this monitor is specially designed for VESA wall
mount.
To detach the arm/base:
1.
Have the front of the monitor face down on a table.
2.
Remove the rubbers in the four screw holes. (Figure 1)
3.
Remove the base (Figure 2).
4.
Pry the rear hinge cover (Figure 3).
5.
Use a screwdriver to remove the four screws on the hinge (Figure 4), then
remove the hinge.
1
2
Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3
Figure 4
We recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to prevent
damage to the monitor.
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2.4
Connecting the cables
Connect the cables as the following instructions:
HDMI-2
Displayport
HDMI-1
VGA
HDMI
HDMI
Audio-in
VGA
Earphone jack
•
To connect the power cord: connect one end of the power cord securely to
the monitor’s AC input, the other end to a power outlet.
•
To connect the VGA/HDMI/DisplayPort cable:
a. Plug one end of the VGA/HDMI/DisplayPort cable to the monitor’s VGA/
HDMI/DisplayPort port.
b. Connect the other end of the VGA/HDMI/DisplayPort cable to your
computer's VGA/HDMI/DisplayPort port.
c.
Tighten the two screws to secure the VGA connector.
•
To connect the audio cable: connect one end of the audio cable to the
monitor’s Audio-in port, the other end to the computer’s audio-out port.
•
To use the earphone (only when an HDMI/DisplayPort cable is
connected): connect the end with plug type to the monitor’s earphone jack.
When these cables are connected, you can choose the desired signal from the
Input Select item in the OSD menu.
2.5
Turning on the monitor
Press the power button . See page 1-2 for the location of the power button. The
power indicator lights up in blue to show that the monitor is ON.
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Chapter 2: Setup
3.1
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu
3.1.1
How to reconfigure
1.
Press the MENU button to activate
the OSD menu.
2.
and
to
Press
navigate through the functions.
Highlight the desired function and
press the MENU button to activate
and
again
it. If the function selected has a sub-menu, press
to navigate through the sub-menu functions. Highlight the desired sub-menu
function and press the MENU button to activate it.
3.
Press
4.
button repeatedly until the
To exit and save the OSD menu, press the
OSD menu disappears. To adjust other functions, repeat steps 1-3.
3.1.2
1.
and
to change the settings of the selected function.
OSD function introduction
Splendid
This function contains six subfunctions you can select for your
preference. Each mode has the
Reset selection allowing you to
maintain your setting or return to
the preset mode.
•
•
Scenery Mode: best choice for scenery photo display with SPLENDID™
Video Enhancement.
Standard Mode: best choice for document editing with SPLENDID™
Video Enhancement.
•
Theater Mode: best choice for movies with SPLENDID™ Video
Enhancement.
•
Game Mode: best choice for games playing with SPLENDID™ Video
Enhancement.
•
Night View Mode: best choice for dark-scene games or movies with
SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement.
•
sRGB: best choice for viewing photos and graphics from PCs.
In the Standard Mode, the ASCR, Saturation and Sharpness functions are
not user-configurable.
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2.
Color
You can adjust Brightness,
Contrast, Saturation, Color Temp.,
Skin Tone, and Smart View from
this menu.
•
Brightness: the adjusting
range is from 0 to 100.
is a hotkey to activate this
function.
•
Contrast: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
•
Saturation: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
•
Color Temp.: contains four modes including Cool, Normal, Warm, and
User Mode.
Skin Tone: contains three color modes including Reddish, Natural, and
Yellowish.
•
•
Smart View: provides better display quality under big viewing angle.
In the User mode, colors of R (Red), G (Green), and B (Blue) are userconfigurable; the adjusting range is from 0-100.
3.
Image
You can adjust Sharpness, Trace
Free, Aspect Control, ASCR,
Position (VGA only), and Focus
(VGA only) from this menu.
•
Sharpness: the adjusting
range is from 0 to 100.
•
Trace Free: adjusts the
response time of the monitor.
•
Aspect Control: adjusts the aspect ratio to “Full”, “4:3”, or “OverScan”
(only available for the HDMI input).
•
ASCR: turns on/off the ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) function.
•
Position: adjusts the horizontal position (H-Position) and the vertical
position (V-Position) of the image. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
Focus: reduces Horizonal-line noise and Vertical-line noise of the image
by adjusting (Phase) and (Clock) separately. The adjusting range is from
0 to 100.
•
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Phase adjusts the phase of the pixel clock signal. With a wrong phase
adjustment, the screen shows horizontal disturbances.
•
Clock (pixel frequency) controls the number of pixels scanned by one
horizontal sweep. If the frequency is not correct, the screen shows vertical
stripes and the image is not proportional.
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4.
Input Select
In this function, you can select your
desired input source.
5.
System Setup
•
Allows you to adjust the system.
Splendid Demo Mode:
splits the screen into two for
Splendid modes comparison.
•
Volume: the adjusting range
is from 0 to 100.
•
ECO Mode: reduces power
consumption.
•
OSD Setup:
*
Adjusts the horizontal position (H-Position)/the vertical position
(V-Position) of the OSD from 0 to 100.
*
Adjusts the OSD timeout from 10 to 120 seconds.
*
Enables or disables the DDC/CI function.
*
Adjusts the OSD background from opaque to transparent.
•
Information: shows the monitor information.
•
Language: there are 21 languages for your selection, including English,
French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Czech,
Croatia, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Turkey, Simplified Chinese,
Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indonesia, Persian.
All Reset: “Yes” allows you to restore the default settings.
•
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3.2
Specifications summary
Panel Type
Panel size
Max. Resolution
Pixel pitch
Brightness (Typ.)
Contrast Ratio (Typ.)
Contrast Ratio (Max.)
Viewing angle(H/V) CR>10
Display colors
Response time
SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement
SPLENDID™ selection
Auto adjustment
Color temperature selection
Skin-Tone selection
Digital input
Analog input
Audio-in port
Earphone jack
Colors
Speaker (Built-in)
Power LED
Tilt
VESA wall mount
Kensington lock
Voltage rating
Power consumption
Temperature (Operating)
TFT LCD
27”W (16:9, 68.58 cm) wide screen
1920 x 1080
0.3114 mm
300 cd/m2
1000:1
80,000,000:1 (with ASCR on)
170˚/160˚
16.7 M
1 ms
Yes
6 video preset modes (by hotkey)
Yes (by hotkey)
4 color temperatures
3 skin-tones
HDMI v1.4 x 2, DisplayPort v1.1a (VS278Q)
D-Sub
3.5 mm Mini-jack
Yes (VS278Q/VS278H)
Black
2 W x 2 Stereo, RMS
Blue (On)/Amber (Standby)
+20˚~ -5˚
100 x 100 mm
Yes
AC: 100~240V
Power On: < 45 W, Standby: < 0.5 W,
Power Off: Hard Switch 0 W
0˚C~40˚C
Temperature (Non-operating)
-20˚C~+60˚C
Dimensions (W x H x D)
646.86 mm x 470.11 mm x 225 mm (machine)
725 mm x 541 mm x 175 mm (package)
5.080 kg (Net); 7.228 kg (Gross)
21 languages (English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian,
Czech, Croatia, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian,
Turkey, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese,
Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indonesia, Persian)
VGA cable, HDMI-DVI cable, audio cable, power
cord, Quick start guide, warranty card
Energy Star®, CB, CE, Gost-R, CCC, UL/cUL,
FCC, C-Tick, BSMI, VCCI, RoHS, WEEE,
J-MOSS, ErP, PSE, KC, Windows 7 WHQL
Weight (Esti.)
Multi-languages
Accessories
Regulation approvals
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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3.3
Troubleshooting (FAQ)
Problem
Power LED is not ON
The power LED lights amber and there is
no screen image
Screen image is too light or dark
Possible Solution
• Press the button to check if the monitor
is in the ON mode.
• Check if the power cord is properly
connected to the monitor and the power
outlet.
• Check if the monitor and the computer are
in the ON mode.
• Make sure the signal cable is properly
connected the monitor and the computer.
• Inspect the signal cable and make sure
none of the pins are bent.
• Connect the computer with another
available monitor to check if the computer
is properly working.
• Adjust the Contrast and Brightness
settings via OSD.
Screen image is not centered or sized
properly
• Press the
button for 2-4 seconds
to automatically adjust the image (for VGA
mode only).
• Adjust the H-Position or V-Position
settings via OSD.
Screen image bounces or a wave pattern is • Make sure the signal cable is properly
present in the image
connected to the monitor and the
computer.
• Move electrical devices that may cause
electrical interference.
Screen image has color defects (white does • Inspect the signal cable and make sure
not look white)
that none of the pins are bent.
• Perform All Reset via OSD.
• Adjust the R/G/B color settings or select
the Color Temperature via OSD.
Screen image is blurry or fuzzy
• Press the
button for 2-4 seconds
to automatically adjust the image (for VGA
mode only).
• Adjust the Phase and Clock settings via
OSD.
No sound or sound is low
• Ensure that the HDMI cable is properly
connected to the monitor and the
computer.
• Adjust the volume settings of both your
monitor and HDMI device.
• Ensure that the computer sound card
driver is properly installed and activated.
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Resolution
Frequency
Supported operating modes
640x480
640x480
640x480
640x480
720x400
800x600
800x600
800x600
800x600
832x624
1024x768
1024x768
1024x768
1152x864
1280x720
1280x768
1280x800
1280x960
1280x1024
1280x1024
1360x768
1366x768
1440x900
1600x1200
1680x1050
1920x1080
(Primary)
Horizontal
Frequency (KHz)
31.5
35.0
37.9
37.5
31.5
35.16
37.9
48.1
46.9
49.7
48.4
56.5
60.0
67.5
45
47.78
49.7
60.0
63.4
79.97
47.71
47.71
55.94
75.0
65.3
67.5
Vertical Frequency
(Hz)
Pixel (MHz)
60
67
72
75
70
56
60
72
75
75
60
70
75
75
60
60
60
60
60
75
60
60
60
60
60
25.18
30.24
31.50
31.50
28.32
36.00
40.00
66.75
49.50
57.28
65.00
75.00
78.50
108.00
75.25
79.50
83.50
108.00
108.00
135.00
85.50
85.50
106.50
162.00
146.25
60
148.50
* Modes not listed in the table may not be supported. For optimal resolution, we recommend that
you choose a mode listed in the table above.
* This monitor supports full HD (480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i/p) video content from game consoles, DVD
players and other consumer video devices via HDMI.
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