PW201 LCD Monitor
User Guide
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E2396
First Edition V1
February 2006
Copyright © 2006 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.
No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced,
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Table of contents
Notices ................................................................................................ iv
Safety information ............................................................................... v
Care and Cleaning ............................................................................... vi
Package contents ............................................................................. viii
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Features ............................................................................... 1-2
1.3
Monitor introduction ............................................................. 1-3
Chapter 2:
Setup
2.1
2.2
Unfolding the monitor .......................................................... 2-2
Connecting the cables .......................................................... 2-2
2.3
Turning on the monitor ........................................................ 2-4
2.4
Adjusting the tilt .................................................................. 2-5
2.5
Detaching the stand (for VESA wall mount) ........................ 2-6
Chapter 3:
3.1
General Instruction
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu ............................................ 3-2
3.1.1
Configuring the OSD ............................................... 3-2
3.1.2
OSD function introduction ...................................... 3-2
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3.2
Pivot Pro software .............................................................. 3-6
3.3
Using the built-in webcam .................................................... 3-7
3.4
3.3.1
Hardware ................................................................ 3-7
3.3.2
Software ................................................................. 3-7
LifeFrame software .............................................................. 3-8
3.4.1
Introduction and installation instruction ................. 3-8
3.4.2
Main screen ............................................................. 3-9
3.4.3
Preview mode ....................................................... 3-10
3.4.4
Status bar ............................................................. 3-10
3.4.5
Operating area ...................................................... 3-11
3.4.6
Enhance ................................................................ 3-12
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3.4.7
Effects .................................................................. 3-13
3.4.8
Setup - basic setup .............................................. 3-14
3.4.9
Setup - capture format ........................................ 3-15
3.4.10 Setup - capture mode .......................................... 3-16
3.5
Troubleshooting (FAQ) ....................................................... 3-17
3.6
PW201 specification summary ........................................... 3-18
3.7
Supported operating modes ............................................... 3-20
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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.
A s a n E n e r g y S t a r® P a r t n e r , o u r c o m p a n y h a s d e t e r m i n e d t h a t
t h i s p r o d u c t m e e t s t h e E n e r g y S t a r® g u i d e l i n e s f o r e n e r g y
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.
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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.
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Care and 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
W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Information that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : 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, such as
warranty card, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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Package contents
Check your PW201 LCD package for the following items:
LCD monitor
Quick Start Guide
Support CD
1 x Power cord
1 x Power adapter
1 x VGA-Audio-USB 3-in-1 cable
1 x DVI cable
1 x RCA cable
1 x Rear connector cover
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
immediately.
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This chapter gives a general description of
the ASUS LCD monitor PW201. The chapter
lists the monitor features including
introduction on the front and rear panels as
well as the side view.
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Product introduction
Chapter 1
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the ASUS® PW201 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. You can turn the ASUS® PW201 LCD monitor counterclockwise
for portrait orientation, giving you a full view of documents and web pages,
and saving you the trouble of having to scroll the bar while you read or surf
the Internet. The PW201 also features a rotating swivel, adjustable tilt and
height, and the glare panel that provides clearer and more vivid visual
experience. The built-in 1.3 mega-pixel webcam on top of the LCD panel
has both video recording and snapshot functions, allowing you to capture
images, create videos, or hold a video conference! You can also link all
kinds of USB devices easily with the accessible USB ports on the left side of
the monitor.
Equipped with S-Video, Video, and Component inputs, the PW201 turns to
be a multi-function monitor ready for all kinds of video applications such as
video game console, DVD player, DV camcorder. Adding to the elegance
and stylish functionality of the PW201 are smart sensor buttons on the
front panel, which are shown in weak LED lights until you touch them.
With these features, you can enjoy the convenience and delightful visual
experience that the PW201 brings you!
1.2
Features
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20" widescreen LCD monitor
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Recommended resolution: 1680 X 1050
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Anti-reflection glare type panel
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8ms (grey to grey) quick response time
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3 USB 2.0 ports
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VGA/DVI/Video/S-Video/Component inputs
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Built-in 1.3 mega-pixel webcam
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SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology
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5 Video preset modes switched by hotkey
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3 Skin-tones selection
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Flexible display orientation including portrait/landscape
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Tilt/height adjustment
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Swivel/90º rotation
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Kensington security lock
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3W x 2 Stereo speakers and earphone output
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Microsoft® Windows 2000/XP compliance
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VESA Display Data Channel DDC2B compliance
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VESA wall mount compliance (100 x 100 mm)
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EPA ENERGY STAR® and ergonomic design
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Touch sensor buttons
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RoHS compliance
1.3
Monitor introduction
Front view
Webcam
Stereo
Speaker
Stand
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2
3
4
5
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The touch sensors are sensitive. Slightly touch the function you want to
enable. Do not press the front panel too hard to prevent damage to the
panel and the sensors.
1.
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2.
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Sensor:
This is a hotkey for the input sources. Touch this sensor to select
the input source you need.
Sensor:
Touch this sensor to enter/select the icon (function) highlighted
while the OSD menu is activated.
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4.
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Sensor:
Touch this sensor to decrease the value of the function selected
or move to the previous function.
This is also a hotkey for Volume adjustment.
Sensor:
Touch this sensor to increase the value of the function selected
or move to the next function.
This is also a hotkey for Brightness adjustment.
5.
Sensor:
• Use this hotkey to switch from five video preset modes (Game
Mode, Night View Mode, Scenery Mode, Standard Mode, Theater
Mode) with SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology.
• Touch this sensor exit the OSD menu or go back to the previous
menu as the OSD menu is active.
• Touch this sensor for 2 to 4 seconds to automatically adjust the
image to its optimized position, clock, and phase.
6.
Power sensor/indicator
• Touch this sensor to turn the monitor on/off.
Status
Description
Blue
ON
Amber
Standby mode
OFF
OFF
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Rear view
Kensington lock
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2.
3.
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4
5
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D C - i n p o r t . This port connects the power connector from the
supplied power adapter.
D V I p o r t . This 24-pin port is for a personal computer (PC) DVI-D
digital signal connection.
V G A p o r t . This 15-pin port is for PC VGA connection.
4.
C o m p o n e n t i n p u t p o r t s ( Y P b P r ) . These ports connect the
component cable, which usually has red, blue, and green colored plugs.
5..
6.
S - V i d e o p o r t . This port connects to an S-video cable.
V i d e o p o r t . This port connects your monitor to any kind of video
source.
L / R A u d i o p o r t s . These ports connect the left and right audio
input cable plugs to any kind of audio source.
P C L i n e - i n p o r t . This port connects a PC audio source using the
supplied 3-in-1 cable.
7.
8.
9.
U S B p o r t . This port connects to the USB plug of the 3-in-1 cable to
activate the webcam.
The component cable (YPbPr) and the S-Video cable are purchased
separately.
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Side view
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2
1.
U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s . These three Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
2.
Headphone port
. This port connects a headphone with a
stereo mini-plug (3.5 mm).
The headphone is purchased separately.
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Chapter 2
Setup
This chapter provides instructions on how to
correctly connect cables, properly adjust the
LCD monitor, and install the VESA wall
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2.1
Unfolding the monitor
The monitor is folded in the package. To unfold the monitor, hold the stand
with one hand and carefully tilt the monitor forward with the other hand.
Stand
2.2
Connecting the cables
To connect the cables:
1.
Adjust the monitor
to your desired
height and tilt.
2.
Turn the monitor
90º counterclockwise
so you can clearly see
the ports at the
bottom of the rear
panel.
Input ports
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Side view
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3.
Connect the cables as shown. Refer to the succeeding sections for
detailed instructions.
Power adapter
DVI cable
VGA cable
Component cable
RCA cable
PC Audio cable
USB 2.0 cable
4.
Close the rear connector cover.
Align the cover to the three slots
near the ports and close the cover
carefully. A click indicates that the
cover has been closed successfully.
rear connector cover
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2.2.1
A VGA cable, audio cable, and USB cable comprise the supplied VGAaudio-USB 3-in-1 cable.
The component cable is purchased separately.
Connecting a computer equipped with a
VGA/DVI port
1. Plug the VGA, audio, and USB connectors of the supplied
3-in-1 cable to the LCD monitor’s VGA, Line-in, and USB ports
respectively.
2. Connect the other ends of the supplied 3-in-1 cable to your
computer’s VGA, Line-out, and USB ports respectively.
3. Tighten the two screws to secure the VGA connector.
4. Connect one end of the supplied DVI cable to the LCD monitor,
then connect the other end to your computer’s DVI port.
When both the VGA and the DVI cables are connected, you can choose
either VGA mode or DVI mode from the Input Select item of the OSD
functions, or by using the hotkey
on the front panel. See pages 1-3
and 3-4 for details.
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2.2.2
Connecting a video equipment with Video
(composite) or S-Video output ports such as
a VCR, V8, or DV
1. Connect one end of the supplied RCA cable to the video and L/R
Audio ports of the LCD monitor, then connect the other end to
the video and Audio ports of your video equipment.
2. Connect one end of the S-Video cable to the LCD monitor’s SVideo port, then connect the other end to the S-Video port of
your video equipment.
3. Plug the red and white connectors of the supplied RCA cable to
the LCD monitor’s L/R Audio ports, then connect the other end to
the Audio ports of your video equipment.
2.2.3
Connecting a video equipment with
component output ports, such as a DVD
player or a satellite set-top box
1. Connect one end of the component cable to the
component ports of the LCD monitor, then connect the other end
to the component output ports of your video equipment.
2. Plug the red and white connectors of the supplied RCA cable to
the LCD monitor’s L/R Audio ports, then connect the other end to
the Audio Line-out ports of your video equipment.
2.2.4
Connecting the power adapter
1. Connect the adapter cord securely to the monitor’s DC-in port.
2. Connect the power cord to the adapter port with the other end to
a power outlet.
2.3
Turning the monitor on
Gently touch the power sensor
. See page 1-4 for the location of the
power sensor. The power indicator
monitor is ON.
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lights up in blue to show that the
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Adjusting the monitor
You can adjust the monitor to several directions as shown below.
•
For optimal viewing, we recommend that you look at the 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.
• You can adjust the monitor’s angle from -5º to 25º.
-5º~25º
• You can also turn the monitor 90º counterclockwise.
90º
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• The stand allows you to turn the monitor left/right up to 120º.
120º
2.5
Detaching the stand
(for VESA wall mount)
The detachable stand of the PW201 monitor is specially designed for VESA
wall mount.
To detach the stand:
1.
Turn the VESA cover counterclockwise to open it.
2.
Remove the VESA cover from the stand.
Position the front of the monitor face down to make the detachment
safer and easier. We recommend that you cover the surface with soft
cloth to prevent damage to the monitor.
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Use a screwdriver to remove the four screws on the monitor stand.
The VESA wall mount (100 mm x 100 mm) is purchased separately.
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Chapter 2: Setup
This chapter introduces the operating
instruction, including how to use the
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu and activate
the Pivot®Pro and LifeFrame utilities.
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General Instruction
Chapter 3
3.1
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu
3.1.1
Configuring the OSD
1.
Touch the
sensor to activate
the OSD menu.
2.
and
to navigate through the functions. Highlight and
Touch
activate the desired function by touching the
sensor. If the
function selected has a sub-menu, touch
and
again to
navigate through the sub-menu functions. Highlight and activate the
sensor.
desired sub-menu function by touching the
3.
Touch
4.
To exit the OSD menu, touch the
adjust any other function.
3.1.2
and
to change the settings of the selected function.
sensor. Repeat step 2 and 3 to
OSD Function Introduction
Spendid
This function contains five
sub-functions you can select
for your preference.
1.
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Scenery Mode. Advance for scenery use with SPLENDID™ Video
Enhancement.
Standard Mode. Advance for general Window use with
SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement.
Theater Mode. Advance for movie use with SPLENDID™ Video
Enhancement.
Game Mode. Advance for game use with SPLENDID™ Video
Enhancement.
Mode. Advance for dark-display use with SPLENDID™
Night View Mode
Video Enhancement.
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Image
You can adjust brightness, contrast,
sharpness, saturation, position (VGA
only), and focus (VGA only) from
this function.
2.
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Brightness. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
hotkey to activate this function.
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Contrast. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
Sharpness. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
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is a
Saturation. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
Position. Adjusts the horizontal postition (H-Position) and the
vertical position (V-Position) of the image. The adjusting range is
from 0 to 100.
F o c u s . 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.
•
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.
Color
Select the image color you like
from this function.
3.
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Color Temp. Contains five color modes including Cool, Normal,
Warm, sRGB, and User mode.
Skin Tone. Contains three color modes including Reddish, Natural,
and Yellowish.
In the User mode, colors of R (Red), G (Green), and B (Bluee) are userconfigurable; the adjusting range is from 0-100.
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nput Select
In
• There are several input sources
you can choose from.
4.
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5.
You can also use this function by
touching the sensor on the
front bezel.
PIP Setup
•
This Picture-in-Picture (PIP)
function allows the LCD monitor
to display two pictures at the same
time. The table below shows the
combination of Main PC modes and
PIP inputs.
•
Select the PIP input and adjust
the size as needed.
Main and PIP input combination matrix
Main
PIP
VGA
VGA
DVI
DVI
o
o
Video
S-Video
Component
o
o
x
o
o
o
x
o
Video
o
o
S-Video
o
o
x
Component
x
o
o
o
o
o: Supported
x: Not supported
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System Setup
Allows you to adjust the system
settings.
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V o l u m e . The adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
is a hotkey to
activate this function.
Aspect Controls. In video mode, there are four kinds of settings
which fit different situations: Normal, Panorama, Zoom, and Full.
OSD Setup. Adjusts the horizontal postition (H-Position) and
the vertical position (V-Position) of the OSD. The adjusting range is
from 0 to 100. In the OSD Timeout selection, you can adjust the
OSD timeout from 10 to 120.
Language. There are eleven languages for your selection,
including English, German, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish, Russian,
Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Information. Shows the monitor information.
R e s e t . “Yes” allows you to revert to the factory defaults. “No”
allows you to keep the current state.
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3.2
Pivot®Pro software
Pivot®Pro is a software that is designed for rotatable monitors. With this
software, you can rotate the image by 90º, 180º, and 270º to meet the
orientation of the monitor.
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Before starting to use this software, install Pivot®Pro into your PC.
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The Pivot®Pro software is bundled in the support CD.
T o i n s t a l l t h e P i v o t® P r o s o f t w a r e :
1. Close all other applications first.
2. Make sure your graphics card manufacturer’s (native)
drivers are installed before you install the Pivot®Pro
software.
3. Insert the support CD into the optical drive and run the
START_PIVOT program.
After the installation, you can set up hotkeys for different rotation degrees
by pressing the right mouse button -->enter Properties --> Settings -->
Advanced -->Pivot Software -->Hotkeys.
The default hotkeys for each degree are as follows:
Rotate - Ctrl + Shift + R
0º - Ctrl + Shift + 0
90º - Ctrl + Shift + 9
180º - Ctrl + Shift + 8
270º - Ctrl + Shift + 7
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For more information or help, go to www.portrait.com.
•
This software only supports Windows® 98SE, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, and
XP operating systems.
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Using the built-in webcam
This built-in webcam allows you to take photos and make videos; while
talking to friends via Internet-based communication tools, you can use the
webcam to show your vivid image.
3.3.1
Hardware
• The 1.3 megapixel webcam transmits images to your PC through the USB
ports. Therefore, make sure that you have connected the USB plugs of
the supplied 3-in-1 cable before you use the webcam.
• The webcam is adjustable upward and downward as shown.
-30º ~ 30º
Do not turn the webcam upward or downward over 30º; doing so might
damage the webcam.
3.3.2
Software
To install the webcam driver:
1. Close all other applications first.
2. Insert the support CD into the optical drive and run the
A S U S U S B 2 . 0 W e b c a m program.
The default webcam resolution is 640 x 480. If you want to change the
default resolution to meet different kinds of application programs, go to
C : \ W I N D O W S \ A S U S U S B 2 . 0 W e b c a m and activate the program
named LifeCam to modify the settings based on your needs.
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•
The webcam captured video format is VGA (640 x 480) mode in
order to increase the transmission efficiency via all kinds of Internet
commmunication tools.
Before using the webcam, you need to install the webcam driver into
your PC.
The webcam driver only supports Microsoft® Windows 2000/XP
operating system with Microsoft® Direct X.
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LifeFrame software
3.4.1
Introduction and installation instructions
To capture snapshots or video clips, ASUS PW201provides an
easy-to-use LifeFrame that can work with the built-in webcam, allowing
users to create their own photos or video clips.
•
LifeFrame only supports Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP operating
systems.
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Before starting to use this software, install LifeFrame into your PC.
•
The LifeFrame software is bundled in the PW201 support CD.
System requirements are as follows:
1. A personal computer with Pentium® III 800 MHz or higher
processor
2. Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP operating systems
3. Minimum 200 MB free hard disk space to run the program
4. 128 MB of RAM or above
5. A display card supporting 16-bit high color mode
Installation instructions:
1. Close all other applications.
2. Insert the support CD into the optical drive and run the
LifeFrame program.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation
Make sure that you connect the USB plug of the supplied 3-in-1 cable to
the USB port at the back of the LCD monitor; otherwise, the built-in
webcam and LifeFrame will not be activated.
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3.4.2
Main screen
The main screen shows the following function areas:
1
3
5
4
2
3
Click the top minimize/maximize button to switch modes
between 320x240 and 480x360.
1.
2.
Preview window
w. Previews a snapshot or video clips. See section
3.4.3 for details.
S t a t u s b a rr. Shows the status and information of capture/preview
mode. See section 3.4.4 for details.
3.
O p e r a t i o n a r e a . Provides the operation functions:
• S i d e s e c t i o n : enhance, effects, setup
• Bottom section: voice switch, video mode, record/stop,
snapshot mode, continue capture, interval
capture, auto motion detective capture
4.
I m a g e d i s p l a y a r e a . Displays a snapshot and video clips, saved as
thumbnails listed in descending order according to image creation
time.
5.
A p p l i c a t i o n a r e aa. Allows you to perform the following functions on
your saved images: mode switch, email, save, and delete. Refer to the
next page for details.
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Switch mode
e- click to switch between playback/capture
modes.
E m a i ll- open a new mail, add the image or video file you would like
to send as an attachment.
S a v e a ss- save thumbnails to a folder.
Trash
h- click the thumbnail you wish to delete, then click “Trash”
You can select multiple files to delete.
3.4.3
Preview mode
For snapshot
Click the thumbnail you wish to preview.
Viewing video clips
1.
Click the movie recorder icon on the lower right
corner.
2.
Click the thumbnail to preview.
3.
Buttons will appear. Use these buttons to play
the video.
pause
3.4.4
play
stop
progress
Status bar
The status shows the following information.
Capture mode/preview mode
V i d e o : resolution, date, capture (playing) time/size,
HD space/file size
Snapshot: resolution, date, HD space/file size
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Operating area
Side section
- Enhance
- Effects
- Setup
Bottom section
While
stopped
2
1
3
4
5
6
7
While
playing
3.
M u t e . Disables voice recording
V i d e o m o d e . Switches the mode to recording
R e c o r d . Starts recording/capturing
4.
S t o p . Stops recording/capturing
S n a p s h o t m o d e . Switches from Video Mode to Snapshot Mode
1.
2.
5.
6.
7.
C o n t i n u e c a p t u r e . Click “Record” when ready
I n t e r v a l c a p t u r e : Click “Record” to start, “Stop” to end
A u t o m o t i o n d e t e c t i o n c a p t u r e . Click “Record” to start,
“Stop” to end
•
•
To add sound to your video clips, ensure that you connect
a microphone to your PC.
The microphone is purchased separately.
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3.4.6
Enhance
There are several options to enhance the quality of
your captures.
Check one
option
(not both)
Check to
enable
adjustment
A u t o . Auto Enhance, Low Light, Auto Tone, Clear text (white board)
M a n u a l . Allows you to adjust the Brightness and Contrast manually.
D i g i t a l Z o o m . 1x to 3x, in 0.5 increments
Click OK to save settings.
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Effects
Enrich your images with special effects.
PhotoFrame.
Spotlight.
BlackWhite.
Sepia.
Negative.
Emboss.
Fisheye.
Snow.
N o E f f e c t . Click “No Effect” to cancel the chosen effects.
Click OK to save settings.
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3.4.8
Setup - basic setup
There are three pages: Basic Setup, Capture Format, and
Capture Mode.
D e s t i n a t i o n F o l d e r . Click “Browse” to choose the folder for saving files.
C a m e r a S e l e c t i o n . The priority camera is set as ASUS USB2.0 webcam.
A d v a n c e d . Click “Advanced” for further information of webcam setting.
P i c t u r e c h a n g e m o d e . This function provides mirror mode and four
kinds of picture rotating angles.
Click OK to save settings.
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Setup - capture format
Many options for output size, image format/quality,
and video format/quality.
O u t p u t S i z e . Allows you to choose the resolution you need: 160x120,
176x144, 320x240, 352x288, 640x480, 1280x1024
I m a g e F o r m a t . Allows you to choose the image format: BMP, JPG
I m a g e Q u a l i t y . Use the scroll bar to adjust the image quality.
V i d e o F o r m a t . Allows you to choose the video format: AVI, ASF, WMV
V i d e o Q u a l i t y . Use the scroll bar to adjust the video quality.
Click OK to save settings.
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3.4.10 Setup - capture mode
You can adjust the capture mode with the following three
items: recording time limited, auto capture sensitivity, and
capture interval setting.
R e c o r d i n g T i m e L i m i t e d . Check the box for setting the recording time,
the maximum will be 120 minutes; default maximum time limit is 30
seconds. One single file size should not be bigger than 2 GB.
A u t o C a p t u r e . Use the scroll bar to adjust the sensitivity of motion
detect.
C a p t u r e I n t e r v a l S e t t i n g . Allows you to adjust the capture interval;
the default value is 5 seconds.
C l i c k O K t o s a v e s e t t i n g ss.
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Troubleshooting (FAQ)
Problem
Possible Solution
Power LED is not ON
• Touch the sensor 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 there is
no screen image
• 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.
Screen image is too
light or dark
• Adjust the Contrast and Brightness settings via OSD.
Screen image is not
centered or sized
properly
• Touch the sensor for two seconds to automatically
adjust the image.
• Adjust the H-Position or V-Position settings via OSD.
Screen image
bounces or a wave
pattern is present in
the image
• Make sure the signal cable is properly connected to the
monitor and the computer.
• Move electrical devices that may cause electrical
interference.
Screen image has
color defects (white
does not look white)
• Inspect the signal cable and make sure that none of the
pins are bent.
• Perform Reset via OSD.
• Adjust the R/G/B color settings or select the Color
Temperature via OSD.
Screen image is
blurry or fuzzy
• Touch the sensor for two seconds to automatically
adjust the image.
• Adjust the Phase and Clock settings via OSD.
No sound or sound is
low
• Ensure that the audio cable is properly connected to the
monitor and the computer
• Adjust the volume settings of both your monitor and
computer.
• Ensure that the computer sound card driver is properly
installed and activated.
Pivot is not working
• Ensure that the Pivot®Pro software is installed in your PC.
• Make sure that your PC operating system complies
Windows® 98SE, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP.
Webcam is not
working
• Ensure that you install the webcam driver which is in the
support CD.
• Make sure that your connect the USB plugs of the supplied
3-in-1 cable to both the LCD monitor and your computer.
USB devices work
abnormally
• Make sure that you connect the USB plugs of the supplied
3-in-1 cable to both the LCD monitor and your computer.
• Check with your PC manufacturer whether your PC supports
USB2.0 or USB1.1.
• If your PC only supports USB1.1, the image transmission is
much slower.
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3.6
PW201 specification summary
Panel Type
TFT LCD (Anti-Reflection Glare Panel)
Panel size
20” Wide Screen
Max. Resolution
WSXGA + 1680 x 1050
Piixel pitch
0.258 mm
Brightness (Typ.)
300cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (Typ.)
800:1
Viewing angle(H/V)
176º/176º
Display colors
16.7M
Response time
8 ms (Grey to Grey)
ZBD (Zero Bright Dot)
Yes
SPLENDID™ Video
Enhancement
Yes
Splendid selection
5 Video Preset Modes (by
Auto adjustment
Yes (by
Color temperature
selection
Cool/Normal/Warm/sRGB/User Mode
Skin-Tone selection
3 Skin-Tones
DVI port
24-Pin DVI-D
VGA port
15-Pin D-Sub
USB 2.0 ports
Upstream x 1, Downstream x 3
Video Inputs
Composite x 1, S-Video x 1, Component x 1
Audio Input
L/R x 1 (1.5 Vp-p)
Picture in Picture (PIP)
Yes
1.3 mega-pixel
Webcam
Yes (USB2.0 Interface)
PC Line-in port
3.5 mm Mini-jack
hotkey)
hotkey)
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Headphone port
3.5 mm Mini-jack
Colors
Silver + Black
Speaker (Built-in)
3W x 2 Stereo
Power LED
Blue (ON)/ Amber (Stand-By)
Tilt
+90º~-5º
Swivel
+60º~-60º
Pivot
0º / 90º (Counterclockwise)
Height adjustment
Yes
VESA wall mount
100 x 100 mm
Kensington lock
Yes
Power source
AC: 100~240V 50Hz/60Hz
Power consumption
Power On: < 80W, Standby: < 2W,
Power Off: < 1W
Net weight
9.7 Kg (approx.)
Dimension
560 mm (W) x 496 mm (H) x 280 mm (D)
Multi-languages
English, German, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish,
Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese,
Japanese, Korean
Accessories
VGA-Audio-USB 3-in-1 cable, DVI cable, Power
adapter, Power Cord, RCA cable, Support CD
(User Guide, Pivot® Pro, LifeFrame), Quick Start
Guide, Warranty Card (optional)
Regulations approval
Energy Star®, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI,
Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, RoHS, MIC
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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3.7
Supported operating modes
Standard
Resolution
Horizontal
Frequency
Vertical
Frequency
Pixel
Frequency
DOS
720 x 400
31.47KHz
70Hz
28.32MHz
VGA
640 x 480
31.47KHz
60Hz
25.18MHz
640 x 480
37.90KHz
72Hz
31.50MHz
640 x 480
37.50KHz
75Hz
31.50MHz
800 x 600
35.16KHz
56Hz
36.00MHz
800 x 600
37.90KHz
60Hz
40.00MHz
800 x 600
48.10KHz
72Hz
50.00MHz
800 x 600
46.90KHz
75Hz
49.50MHz
1024 x 768
48.40KHz
60Hz
65.00MHz
1024 x 768
56.50KHz
70Hz
75.00MHz
1024 x 768
60.02KHz
75Hz
78.75MHz
1280 x 1024
64.00KHz
60Hz
108.00MHz
SVGA
XGA
SXGA
1280 x 1024
80.00KHz
75Hz
135.00MHz
VESA
1152 x 864
67.50KHz
75Hz
108.00MHz
VESA
1440 x 900
55.94KHz
60Hz
106.00MHz
1680 x 1050
65.29KHz
60Hz
146.25MHz
VESA
(Primary)
* 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.
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