VS197/VS198 Series
LCD Monitor
User Guide
Table of contents
Notices.......................................................................................................... iii
Safety information....................................................................................... iv
Care & Cleaning............................................................................................ v
1.1Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Assembling the monitor base...................................................... 1-2
1.4
Connecting cables........................................................................ 1-2
1.5
Monitor introduction..................................................................... 1-3
1.5.1
Front of the LCD Monitor................................................. 1-3
1.5.2
Rear of the LCD Monitor.................................................. 1-5
2.1Detaching the arm/stand
(for VESA wall mount).................................................................. 2-1
2.2
Adjusting the monitor................................................................... 2-2
3.1
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................................................................................ 3-5
3.3
Troubleshooting (FAQ)................................................................. 3-6
3.4
Supported Timing List.................................................................. 3-7
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ii
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
As an Energy Star® Partner, our company has determined
that this product meets the Energy Star® guidelines for
energy efficiency.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio
noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
iii
Safety information
• Before setting up the monitor, carefully read all the documentation that
came with the package.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, never expose the monitor to rain or
moisture.
• Never try to open the monitor cabinet. The dangerous high voltages
inside the monitor may result in serious physical injury.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• Slots and openings on the back or top of the cabinet are provided for
ventilation. Do not block these slots. Never place this product near or
over a radiator or heat source unless proper ventilation is provided. • The monitor should be operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to
your home, consult your dealer or local power company.
• Use the appropriate power plug which complies with your local power
standard.
• Do not overload power strips and 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.
• The socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be
easily accessible.
iv
Care & Cleaning
• Before you lift or reposition your monitor, it is better to disconnect the
cables and power cord. Follow the correct lifting techniques when
positioning the monitor. When lifting or carrying the monitor, grasp the
edges of the monitor. Do not lift the display by the stand or the cord.
• Cleaning. Turn your monitor off and unplug the power cord. Clean the
monitor surface with a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Stubborn stains
may be removed with a cloth dampened with mild cleaner.
• Avoid using a cleaner containing alcohol or acetone. Use a cleaner
intended for use with the LCD. Never spray cleaner directly on the
screen, as it may drip inside the monitor and cause an electric shock.
The following symptoms are normal with the monitor:
• The screen may flicker during the initial use due to the nature of the
fluorescent light. Turn off the Power Switch and turn it on again to
make sure that the flicker disappears.
• You may find slightly uneven brightness on the screen depending on
the desktop pattern you use.
• When the same image is displayed for hours, an afterimage of the
previous screen may remain after switching the image. The screen will
recover slowly or you can turn off the Power Switch for hours.
• When the screen becomes black or flashes, or cannot work anymore,
contact your dealer or service center to fix it. Do not repair the screen
by yourself!
Conventions used in this guide
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying
to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
v
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
vi
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to http://www.asus.com
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation that may
have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of
the standard package.
1.1Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the ASUS® VS197/VS198 Series 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 VS197/VS198 Series brings you!
1.2
Package contents
Check your VS197/VS198 Series LCD package for the following items:
LCD Monitor
Monitor base
Quick start guide
1 x Power cord
1 x VGA cable
1 x DVI cable (Available for model VS197N, VS198N, VS197T,
VS197TE only)
1 x Warranty card
1 x Audio cable (Available for model VS197T, VS197TE)
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
immediately.
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1.3
Assembling the monitor base
To assemble the monitor base:
1.
Connect the base with the arm of monitor and turn clockwise. A click
indicates that the base has been connected successfully.
2.
Adjust the monitor to the angle that is most comfortable for you.
We recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to
prevent damage to the monitor.
2
1
1.4
Connecting cables
To connect cables:
Connect the cables you need based on chapter 1.5.2, page1-5.
1-2
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.5
Monitor introduction
1.5.1
Front of the LCD Monitor
VS197N/D/DE
VS198N/D
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2
4
5
6
VS197T
VS197TE
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1.
3
4
5
6
Button:
•
Automatically adjust the image to its optimized position, clock,
and phase by long pressing this button for 2-4 seconds (for VGA
mode only).
•
Use this hotkey to switch among six video preset modes
(Scenery, Standard, Theater, Game, Night View, and sRGB
Mode) with SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement Technology.
•
Exit the OSD menu or go back to the previous menu as the OSD
menu is active.
2.
Button:
•
Press this button to decrease the value of the function selected
or move to the next fuction.
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3.
4.
•
This is also a hotkey for contrast adjustment.
•
Button:
Press this button to decrease the value of the function selected or move
to the next function.
•
This is also a hotkey for Volume adjustment.
MENU Button:
•
Press this button to enter the OSD menu.
•
Press this button to enter/select the icon (function) highlighted
while the OSD is activated.
•
Press this button to increase the value of the function selected
or move right/up to the next function.
•
This is also a hotkey for brightness adjustment.
5.
Button:
6.
1-4
Power Button/Power Indicator:
•
Press this button to turn the monitor on/off.
•
The color definition of the power indicator is as the table below.
Status
Description
Blue
ON
Amber
Standby mode
OFF
OFF
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.5.2
Rear of the LCD Monitor
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1
2
3
4
1.
AC-In
2.
Audio-In port (Available for model VS197T, VS197TE)
3.
DVI-In
(Available for model VS197N, VS198N, VS197T, VS197TE)
4.
VGA-In
5.
Screw holes for VESA Wall Mount
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2.1Detaching the arm/stand
(for VESA wall mount)
The detachable stand of the VS197/VS198 Series LCD Monitor is specially
designed for VESA wall mount.
To detach the arm/stand:
1.
Pull the stop lever and turn anticlockwise to unlock.
2.
Detach the base from the monitor.
3.
Use your fingers gently pull away the plate that covers the stand
neck. Use a screwdriver to remove the four screws that secure the
stand to the monitor.
4.
Detach the stand from the monitor.
•
e recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to
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prevent damage to the monitor.
•
Hold the stand of the monitor while removing the screws.
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1
3
4
2-1
5
•
The VESA wall mount kit ( 75 x 75 mm) is purchased separately.
•
Use only the UL Listed Wall Mount Bracket with minimum weight/
load according to the model listed in the specification table (Screw
size: M4 x 10 mm).
Chapter 2: Setup
2.2
Adjusting the monitor
• For optimal viewing, we recommend that you look at the full face of the
monitor, then adjust the monitor to the angle that is most comfortable
for you.
• Hold the stand to prevent the monitor from falling while changing its
angle.
• You can adjust the monitor’s angle from -5˚ to 20˚.
-5 ~ 20
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3.1
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu
3.1.1
How to reconfigure
VS197
Splendid
Scenery Mode
Color
Standard Mode
Image
Theater Mode
Input Select
Game Mode
System Setup
Night View Mode
sRGB
Move
Menu
Exit
1.
Press the [MENU] button to activate the OSD menu.
2.
Press  and  to navigate through the functions. Highlight and
activate the desired function by pressing the [MENU] button. If the
function selected has a sub-menu, press  and  again to navigate
through the sub-menu functions. Highlight and activate the desired
sub-menu function by pressing the [MENU] button.
3.
Press  and  to change the settings of the selected function.
4.
To exit the OSD menu, press the
to adjust any other function.
3.1.2
1.
button. Repeat step 2 and step 3
OSD Function Introduction
Splendid
This function contains six sub-functions that you can select for your
preference. Each mode has the Reset selection, allowing you to
maintain your setting or return to the preset mode.
VS197
Splendid
Scenery Mode
Color
Standard Mode
Image
Theater Mode
Input Select
Game Mode
System Setup
Night View Mode
sRGB
Move
•
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Menu
Exit
Scenery Mode: This is the best choice for scenery photo
displaying with SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement.
Chapter 3: General Instruction
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Standard Mode: This is the best choice for document editing
with SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement.
•
Theater Mode: This is the best choice for movie watching with
SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement.
•
Game Mode: This is the best choice for game playing with
SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement.
•
Night View Mode: This is the best choice for playing darkscene game or watching movie with SPLENDID™ Video
Enhancement.
•
sRGB: This is the best choice for viewing photos and graphics
from PCs.
In the Standard Mode, the Saturation, Skin Tone, Sharpness, and
ASCR functions are not user-configurable.
In the sRGB, the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Color
Temp., Skin Tone, Sharpness, and ASCR functions are not userconfigurable.
2.
Color
Select the image color you like from this function.
VS197
Splendid
Brightness
Color
Contrast
Image
Saturation
Input Select
Color Temp.
System Setup
100
80
50
User Mode
Skin Tone
Natural
Smart View
Move
Menu
OFF
Exit
•
Brightness: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. The
is also a hotkey to activate this function.
button
•
Contrast: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. The
also a hotkey to activate this function.
•
Saturation: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
•
Color Temp.: Contain three preset color modes (Cool, Normal,
Warm) and one User Mode.
•
Skin Tone: Contain three color modes including Reddish,
Natural, and Yellowish.
•
Smart View: Enable a clearer visibility after tilted the screen.
button is
In the User Mode, colors of R (Red), G (Green), and B (Blue) are
userconfigurable; the adjusting range is from 0 ~ 100.
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3.
Image
You can adjust the image Sharpness, Aspect Control, Position (VGA
only), and Focus (VGA only) from this main function.
VS197
Splendid
Sharpness
Color
Aspect Control
Full
Image
ASCR
OFF
Input Select
Position
System Setup
Focus
Move
4.
Menu
40
Exit
•
Sharpness: Asjust the picture sharpness. The adjusting range
is from 0 to 100. (Only available for selecting “Standard Mode” in
Splendid menu.)
•
Aspect Control: Adjust the aspect ratio to “Full”, “4:3”.
•
ASCR: Select ON or OFF to enable or disable dynamic contrast
ratio function. (ASCR: ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio. Disabled at
“Standard Mode”.)
•
Position: Adjust the horizontal postition (H-Position) and the
vertical position (V-Position) of the image. The adjusting range is
from 0 to 100. (Only available for VGA input.)
•
Focus: Reduce Horizonal-line noise and Vertical-line noise of
the image by adjusting (Phase) and (Clock) separately. The
adjusting range is from 0 to 100. (Only available for VGA input.)
Input Select
Select the input source from VGA, DVI.
VS197
Splendid
VGA
Color
DVI
Image
Input Select
System Setup
Move
•
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Menu
Exit
DVI: Available for model VS197N, VS198N, VS197T, VS197TE
only.
Chapter 3: General Instruction
5.
System Setup
Adjust the system configuration.
VS197
Splendid
Splendid Demo Mode
Color
Volume
Image
ECO Mode
Input Select
OSD Setup
System Setup
Language
OFF
50
OFF
English
Information
All Reset
Move
Menu
Exit
•
Splendid Demo Mode: Activate the demo mode for the
Splendid function.
•
Volume: Adjusts the output volume level. The adjusting range is
from 0 to 100..
•
ECO Mode: Activate the ecology mode for power saving. (Some
gray levels may not be distinguished if ECO is ON. Its brightness
is lower than that when setting the Contrast Ratio to 100.)
•
OSD Setup: Adjust the horizontal postition (H-Position), vertical
position (V-Position), OSD Timeout, DDD/CI, and Transparency
of the OSD screen.
•
Language: Select OSD language. The selections are English,
French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Traditional
Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.
•
Information: Display the monitor information of Input Port,
Resolution, H-freq., V-freq, and Model Name.
•
All Reset: Set to “Yes” to revert all settings to the factory default
status.
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3.2
Specifications
Model
VS197T/N/D
VS198N/D VS197TE/DE
Panel Size
18.5”W (46.99 cm)
19”W (48.26 cm)
1366 x 768
1440 x 900
Max. Resolution
Brightness (Typ.)
200cd/m2
1000:1
600:1
≧170°(H) / ≧160°(V)
≧90°(H) / ≧50°(V)
Display Colors
16.7 M
Response Time
5ms
DVI input
VS197D: No
VS198D: No
VS197DE: No
VS197T/N: Yes
VS198N: Yes
VS197TE: Yes
D-Sub input
Yes
Power ON Consumption
Compliant with Energy Star 5.0
Power Saving Mode
< 0.5W
Power OFF Mode
< 0.5W
Tilt
-5° ~ +20°
VESA Wall Mounting
Phys. Dimension (WxHxD)
Box Dimension (WxHxD)
1366 x 768
250cd/m2
Intrisinc Contrast Ratio (Typ.)
Viewing Angle (CR=10)
18.5”W (46.99 cm)
Yes (75mm x 75mm)
447.1 x 345.7 x
184.9 mm
446.1 x 368.4 x
184.9 mm
447.1 x 345.7 x
184.9 mm
495 x 421 x 114 mm 494 x 460 x 114 mm 495 x 421 x 114 mm
Net Weight (Esti.)
2.75 kg
2.7 kg
2.6 kg
Gross Weight (Esti.)
4.05 kg
4.0 kg
3.9 kg
Voltage Rating
AC 100~240V(Built-in)
*Specifications subject to change without notice.
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3.3
Troubleshooting (FAQ)
Problem
Possible Solution
Power LED is not ON
• Press the button to check if the monitor is in the
ON mode.
• Check if the power cord is properly connected to the
monitor and the power outlet.
The power LED lights amber and • Check if the monitor and the computer are in the
there is no screen image
ON mode.
• Make sure the signal cable is properly connected
the monitor and the computer.
• Inspect the signal cable and make sure none of the
pins are bent.
• Connect the computer with another available
monitor to check if the computer is properly working.
Screen image is too light or dark • Adjust the Contrast and Brightness settings via
OSD.
Screen image is not centered or • Press the
button for two seconds to
sized properly
automatically adjust the image.
• Adjust the H-Position or V-Position settings via
OSD.
Screen image bounces or a wave • Make sure the signal cable is properly connected to
pattern is present in the image
the monitor and the computer.
• Move electrical devices that may cause electrical
interference.
Screen image has color defects • Inspect the signal cable and make sure that none of
(white does not look white)
the pins are bent.
• Perform 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 two seconds to
No sound or sound is low ( only
for VS197T, VS197TE)
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automatically adjust the image (for VGA mode only).
• Adjust the Phase and Clock settings via OSD.
• Make sure the audio cable is properly connected to
the monitor.
• Adjust the volume settings of both your monitor and
computer.
• Make sure the computer sound card driver is
properly installed and activated.
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3.4
Supported Timing List
VESA / IBM Modes Support Timing (D-SUB, DVI-D inputs)
Resolution
640 x 350
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
720 x 400
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
832 x 624
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1366 x 768
VS197
Refresh Rate
70Hz
60Hz
67Hz
72Hz
75Hz
70Hz
56Hz
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
75Hz
60Hz
70Hz
75Hz
60Hz
Horizontal Frequency
31.469KHz
31.469KHz
35KHz
37.861KHz
31.469KHz
31.469KHz
35.156KHz
37.879KHz
48.077KHz
46.875KHz
49.725KHz
48.363KHz
56.476KHz
60.023KHz
47.712KHz
Resolution
640 x 350
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
720 x 400
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
832 x 624
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1152 x 864
1280 x 960
1280 x 1024
1280 x 1024
1440 x 900
1440 x 900
VS198
Refresh Rate
70Hz
60Hz
67Hz
72Hz
75Hz
70Hz
56Hz
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
75Hz
60Hz
70Hz
75Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
75Hz
60Hz
75Hz
Horizontal Frequency
31.469KHz
31.469KHz
35KHz
37.861KHz
37.5KHz
31.469KHz
35.156KHz
37.879KHz
48.077KHz
46.875KHz
49.725KHz
48.363KHz
56.476KHz
60.023KHz
67.5KHz
60KHz
63.981KHz
79.976KHz
55.935KHz
70.635KHz
* The modes not listed in the above tables may not be supported. For optimal resolution, we
recommend that you choose a mode listed in the above tables.
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