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Customer care and warranty
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Troubleshooting & FAQs
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Table of Contents
1.
1.1
1.2
1.3
Important ......................................................... 1
Safety precautions and maintenance............... 1
Notational Descriptions ......................................... 2
Disposal of product and packing material.... 3
2.
2.1
2.2
2.3
Setting up the monitor .................................. 4
Installation ....................................................................... 4
Operating the monitor ........................................... 5
Remove the Base Stand ......................................... 7
3.
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
Image Optimization........................................ 8
SmartImage.................................................................... 8
SmartKolor ................................................................... 10
SmartContrast ............................................................. 10
SmartSharpness .......................................................... 11
Philips SmartControl Premium .......................... 11
SmartDesktop Guide............................................... 19
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4.1
Technical Specifications ................................. 24
Resolution & Preset Modes.................................. 27
5.
5.1
Power Management ....................................... 28
Automatic PowerSaving.......................................... 28
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Regulatory Information ................................. 29
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7.1
7.2
Customer care and warranty ...................... 35
Philips' Flat Panel Monitors Pixel Defect
Policy.................................................................................. 35
Customer Care & Warranty ................................ 37
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8.1
8.2
8.3
Troubleshooting & FAQs .............................. 40
Troubleshooting .......................................................... 40
SmartControl Premium FAQs ............................ 42
General FAQs .............................................................. 44
1. Important
1. Important
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This electronic user’s guide is intended for anyone
who uses the Philips monitor. Take time to read
this user manual before you use your monitor.
It contains important information and notes
regarding operating your monitor.
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missing, please contact with your local service
center. (Please refer to Customer Care
Consumer Information Center)
Do not subject the monitor to severe
vibration or high impact conditions during
operation.
Do not knock or drop the monitor during
operation or transportation.
Maintenance
• To protect your monitor from possible
damage, do not put excessive pressure on the
monitor panel. When moving your monitor,
grasp the frame to lift; do not lift the monitor
by placing your hand or fingers on the monitor
panel.
• Unplug the monitor if you are not going to
use it for an extensive period of time.
• Unplug the monitor if you need to clean it
with a slightly damp cloth. The screen may be
wiped with a dry cloth when the power is off.
However, never use organic solvent, such as,
alcohol, or ammonia-based liquids to clean
your monitor.
• To avoid the risk of shock or permanent
damage to the set, do not expose the monitor
to dust, rain, water, or excessive moisture
environment.
• If your monitor gets wet, wipe it with dry cloth
as soon as possible.
• If foreign substance or water gets in your
monitor, please turn the power off immediately
and disconnect the power cord. Then, remove
the foreign substance or water, and send it to
the maintenance center.
• Do not store or use the monitor in locations
exposed to heat, direct sunlight or extreme
cold.
• In order to maintain the best performance of
your monitor and use it for a longer lifetime,
please use the monitor in a location that falls
within the following temperature and humidity
ranges.
o Temperature: 0-40°C 32-95°F
o Humidity: 20-80% RH
The Philips guarantee applies provided the
product is handled properly for its intended use,
in accordance with its operating instructions and
upon presentation of the original invoice or cash
receipt, indicating the date of purchase, dealer’s
name and model and production number of the
product.
1.1 Safety precautions and maintenance
Warnings
Use of controls, adjustments or procedures other
than those specified in this documentation may
result in exposure to shock, electrical hazards
and/or mechanical hazards.
Read and follow these instructions when
connecting and using your computer monitor.
Operation
• Please keep the monitor out of direct sunlight,
very strong bright lights and away from
any other heat source. Lengthy exposure
to this type of environment may result in
discoloration and damage to the monitor.
• Remove any object that could fall into
ventilation holes or prevent proper cooling of
the monitor’s electronics.
• Do not block the ventilation holes on the
cabinet.
• When positioning the monitor, make sure the
power plug and outlet are easily accessible.
• If turning off the monitor by detaching the
power cable or DC power cord, wait for 6
seconds before attaching the power cable or
DC power cord for normal operation.
• Please use approved power cord provided
by Philips all the time. If your power cord is
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1. Important
Important information for Burn-in/Ghost image
1.2 Notational Descriptions
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The following subsections describe notational
conventions used in this document.
Notes, Cautions and Warnings
Throughout this guide, blocks of text may be
accompanied by an icon and printed in bold or
italic type. These blocks contain notes, cautions or
warnings. They are used as follows:
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Always activate a moving screen saver
program when you leave your monitor
unattended. Always activate a periodic screen
refresh application if your monitor will display
unchanging static content. Uninterrupted
display of still or static images over an
extended period may cause “burn in”, also
known as “after-imaging” or “ghost imaging”,
on your screen.
"Burn-in", "after-imaging", or "ghost imaging"
is a well-known phenomenon in monitor
panel technology. In most cases, the “burned
in” or “after-imaging” or “ghost imaging” will
disappear gradually over a period of time after
the power has been switched off.
Note
This icon indicates important information and tips
that help you make better use of your computer
system.
Caution
This icon indicates information that tells you how
to avoid either potential damage to hardware or
loss of data.
Warning
Failure to activate a screen saver, or a periodic
screen refresh application may result in severe
“burn-in” or “after-image” or “ghost image”
symptoms will not disappear and cannot be
repaired. The damage mentioned above is not
covered under your warranty.
Warning
This icon indicates the potential for bodily harm
and tells you how to avoid the problem.
Some warnings may appear in alternate formats
and may not be accompanied by an icon. In such
cases, the specific presentation of the warning is
mandated by the relevant regulatory authority.
Service
• The casing cover should be opened only by
qualified service personnel.
• If there is any need for any document for
repair or integration, please contact with
your local service center. (please refer to the
chapter of "Consumer Information Center")
• For transportation information, please refer to
"Technical Specifications".
• Do not leave your monitor in a car/trunk
under direct sun light.
Note
Consult a service technician if the monitor does
not operate normally, or you are not sure what
procedure to take when the operating instructions
given in this manual have been followed.
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1. Important
1.3 Disposal of product and packing
material
Recycling Information for Customers
Your display is manufactured with high quality
materials and components which can be recycled
and reused.
To learn more about our recycling program please
visit www.philips.com/about/sustainability/recycling.
Waste Electrical and Electronic EquipmentWEEE
This marking on the product or on its packaging
illustrates that, under European Directive 2002/96/
EC governing used electrical and electronic
appliances, this product may not be disposed
of with normal household waste. You are
responsible for disposal of this equipment through
a designated waste electrical and electronic
equipment collection. To determine the locations
for dropping off such waste electrical and
electronic, contact your local government office,
the waste disposal organization that serves your
household or the store at which you purchased
the product.
Your new monitor contains materials that can be
recycled and reused. Specialized companies can
recycle your product to increase the amount of
reusable materials and to minimize the amount to
be disposed of.
All redundant packing material has been omitted.
We have done our utmost to make the packaging
easily separable into mono materials.
Please find out about the local regulations on how
to dispose of your old monitor and packing from
your sales representative.
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2. Setting up the monitor
2. Attach the monitor base stand to the base
column then fasten base stand.
2. Setting up the monitor
2.1 Installation
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HDMI cable (optional)
VGA signal cable (optional)
DVI cable (optional)
Kensington anti-theft lock
DC power input
DVI-D input
VGA input
Note
Use only the AC/DC adapter model:
APD-DA-36Q12-AAAA/Darfon-BC36-1201-06.
Install base stand
1. Place the monitor face down on a smooth
and soft surface taking care to avoid scratching
or damaging the screen.
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2. Setting up the monitor
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2.2 Operating the monitor
Front view product description
Kensington anti-theft lock
DC power input
HDMI audio out
HDMI input
VGA input
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Connect to PC
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: To access OSD menu.
: Return to previous OSD level.
: To use the Turbo function.
: To switch monitor’s power on and off.
: To adjust the OSD menu.
: To change the signal input.
: SmartImage. There are 7 modes to
be selected: Text, Office, Photo, Movie,
Game, Economy and Off.
Connect the power adapter cable to the
back of the montior firmly.
Turn off your computer and unplug its
power cable.
Connect the monitor signal cable to the
video connector on the back of your
computer.
Plug the power cable into the power
adaptor and into a nearby outlet.
Turn on your computer and monitor. If
the monitor displays an image, installation
is complete.
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2. Setting up the monitor
The OSD Menu
Description of the On Screen Display
Below is an overall view of the structure of the
On-Screen Display. You can use this as a reference
when you want to work your way around the
different adjustments later on.
What is On-Screen Display (OSD)?
On-Screen Display (OSD) is a feature in all Philips
monitors. It allows an end user to adjust screen
performance or select functions of the monitors
directly through an on-screen instruction window.
A user friendly on screen display interface is
shown as below:
Input
VGA
DVI (Optional)
HDMI 1 (Optional)
HDMI 2 (Optional)
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Audio
(Optional)
Color
Picture Format
Wide screen, 4:3
Brightness
0~100
Contrast
0~100
SmartKolor
On, Off
SmartTxt
On, Off
SmartResponse
Off, Fast, Faster, Fastest
SmartContrast
On, Off
Gamma
1.8, 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6
Volume
0~100
Mute
On, Off
Color Temp.
5000K, 6500K, 7500K, 8200K, 9300K, 11500K
sRGB
User Define
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Red: 0~100
Green: 0~100
Blue: 0~100
Language
English,Español, Français, Deutsch, Italiano,
Português, Русский, ⇷⚭ྃ࿄
OSD Settings
Horizontal
0~100
Vertical
0~100
Transparency
Off, 1, 2, 3, 4
OSD Time out
5, 10, 20, 30, 60
Auto
Power LED
Setup
Basic and simple instruction on the control keys
In the OSD shown above users can press
buttons at the front bezel of the monitor to move
the cursor, OK to confirm the choice or change.
0~100
V. Position
0~100
Phase
0~100
Clock
0~100
Resolution Notification
On, Off
Reset
Yes, No
Information
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0~4
H. Position
2. Setting up the monitor
Resolution notification
2.3 Remove the Base Stand
This monitor is designed for optimal performance
at its native resolution, 1920x1080@60Hz.
When the monitor is powered on at a different
resolution, an alert is displayed on screen: Use
1920x1080@60Hz for best results.
Display of the native resolution alert can be
switched off from Setup in the OSD (On Screen
Display) menu.
Remove the Base Stand
Before you start disassembling the monitor base,
please follow the instructions below to avoid
damage or injury.
1. Place the monitor face on a safe surface, then
loose the screw form the base.
Physical Function
Tilt
20˚
-5˚
2. Release the screw of base stand then pull the base
away from the monitor.
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3. Image Optimization
How to enable SmartImage?
3. Image Optimization
3.1 SmartImage
What is it?
SmartImage provides presets that optimize
display for different types of content, dynamically
adjusting brightness, contrast, color and sharpness
in real time. Whether you're working with text
applications, displaying images or watching a
video, Philips SmartImage delivers great optimized
monitor performance.
1. Press
to launch the SmartImage on screen
display;
2. Keep pressing
to toggle between Text,
Office, Photo, Movie, Game, Economy and Off;
3. The SmartImage on screen display will remain
on screen for 5 seconds or you can also
press”OK” to make confirmation.
4. When SmartImage is enabled, the sRGB
scheme is disabled automatically. To use sRGB
you need to disable SmartImage with the
button at the front bezel of your monitor.
Why do I need it?
You want a monitor that delivers optimized display
all your favorite types of content, SmartImage
software dynamically adjust brightness, contrast,
color and sharpness in real time to enhance your
monitor viewing experience.
How does it work?
SmartImage is an exclusive, leading edge Philips
technology that analyzes the content displayed
on your screen. Based on a scenario you select,
SmartImage dynamically enhances the contrast,
color saturation and sharpness of images to
enhance the contents being displayed - all in real
time with the press of a single button.
Except using
key to scroll down, you can also
press
buttons to choose and press “OK” to
confirm selection and close the SmartImage OSD.
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There are seven modes to be selected: Text,
Office, Photo, Movie, Game, Economy and Off.
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Text: Helps improve reading of text based
application like PDF ebooks. By using a special
algorithm which increases the contrast and
boundary sharpness of text content, the
display is optimized for a stress-free reading
by adjusting the brightness, contrast and color
temperature of the monitor.
Office: Enhances text and dampens brightness
to increase readability and reduce eye strain.
This mode significantly enhances readability
and productivity when you're working with
spreadsheets, scanned articles or other general
office applications.
Photo: This profile combines color saturation,
dynamic contrast and sharpness enhancement
to display photos and other images with
outstanding clarity in vibrant colors - all
without artifacts and faded colors.
Movie: Ramped up luminance, deepened
color saturation, dynamic contrast and razor
sharpness displays every details in darker
areas of your videos without color washout in
brighter areas maintaining a dynamic natural
values for the ultimate video display
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Game: Turn on over drive circuit for best
response time, reduce jaggy edges for fast
moving objects on screen, enhance contrast
ratio for bright and dark scheme, this profile
delivers the best gaming experience for
gamers.
Economy: Under this profile, brightness,
contrast are adjusted and backlighting finetuned for just right display of everyday office
applications and lower power consumption.
Off: No optimization by SmartImage.
3. Image Optimization
3.3 SmartContrast
3.2 SmartKolor
What is it?
What is it?
SmartKolor is a special color extension technology
that is able to enhance visual color range to
deliver vivid and rich picture performance.
Unique technology that dynamically analyzes
displayed content and automatically optimizes a
monitor's contrast ratio for maximum visual clarity
and viewing enjoyment, stepping up backlighting
for clearer, crisper and brighter images or dimming
backlighting for clear display of images on dark
backgrounds.
Why do I need it?
You want the rich, vibrant images for experiencing
the outstanding photos or videos.
Why do I need it?
How does it work?
You want the very best visual clarity and viewing
comfort for every type of content. SmartContrast
dynamically controls contrast and adjusts
backlighting for clear, crisp, bright gaming and
video images or displays clear, readable text for
office work. By reducing your monitor's power
consumption, you save on energy costs and
extend the lifetime of your monitor.
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SmartKolor will dynamically enhance color
saturation and extend visual color range to enrich
color quality and performance of your viewing
images. SmartKolor is turned off automatically; for
example, in Text mode or Office mode, where it is
not required.
How does it work?
When you activate SmartContrast, it will analyse
the content you are displaying in real time to
adjust colors and control backlight intensity. This
function will dynamically enhance contrast for a
great entertainment experience when viewing
videos or playing games.
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Installation
3.4 SmartSharpness
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What is it?
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Smart technology that enhances sharpness when
you need it for ultimate display performance and
more entertainment fun when you are viewing
videos or photos.
Follow the instruction and complete the
installation.
You can launch after installation is completed.
If you want to launch later, you can either click
the shortcut on desktop or toolbar.
Why do I need it?
You want the ultimate in sharpness for more
entertainment fun when viewing photos or videos.
How does it work?
Smart technology enhances sharpness when you
need it for ultimate display performance and more
entertainment fun when you are viewing videos or
photos in the Movie or Game mode. It is turned
off for top quality display of office applications
and in the Economy mode to reduce power
consumptions.
First launch -Wizard
• The first time after installation of
SmartControl Premium, it will automatically
go to Wizard for first time launch.
• The wizard will guide you through adjustment
your monitor performance step by step.
• You can go to Plug-in menu to launch wizard
later on as well.
• You can adjust more options without wizard
by Standard pane.
3.5 Philips SmartControl Premium
The new SmartControl Premium software
by Phillips allows you to control your monitor
via an easy to use on-screen graphic interface.
Complicated adjustments are a thing of the past as
this user friendly software guides you through finetuning resolution, Color calibration, Clock/Phase
adjustments, RGB White point adjustment, etc.
Equipped with latest technology in core algorithm
for fast processing and response, this Windows
7 compliant eye catching animated Icon based
software is ready to enhance your experience
with Philips monitors!
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Start with Standard pane:
Adjust menu:
• Adjust Menu allow you to adjust Brightness,
Contrast, Focus, Position and Resolution.
• You can follow the instruction and do the
adjustment.
• Cancel prompts user if you want to cancel
installation.
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Color menu:
• Color Menu allow you to adjust RGB, Black
Level, White Point, Color Calibration, and
SmartImage (Please refer to SmartImage
section).
• You can follow the instruction and do the
adjustment.
• Refer to below table for sub-menu item base
on your input.
• Example for Color Calibration
1. "Show Me" starts color calibration tutorial.
2. Start - starts the 6-step color calibration
sequence.
3. Quick View loads the before/after images.
4. To return to Color home pane, click the
Cancel button.
5. Enable color calibration - by default is on. If
unchecked, does not allow for color calibration
to happen, dimes out start and quick view
buttons.
6. Must have patent info in calibration screen.
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First color Calibration Screen:
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ECO
Previous button is disabled until the second
color screen.
Next goes to the succeeding target (6-targets).
Final next goes File>Presets pane.
Cancel closes the UI and returns to the plug
in page.
SmartImage
Allows user to change setting for better display
setting based on content.
When Entertainment is set, SmartContrast and
SmartResponse are enabled.
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Theft Deterrence Pane will only be active when
selecting Theft Deterrence Mode from the dropdown Plug Ins menu.
3. Image Optimization
To enable Theft Deterrence, clicking Enable Theft
Deterrence Mode button brings up the following
screen:
• User can enter PIN between 4 and 9 digits
numbers only.
• After entering PIN, Accept button takes user
to the pop-up dialog box on the following
page.
• Minimum minutes set to 5. Slider set to 5 by
default.
• Does not require the display be attached to
a different host to go into Theft Deterrence
mode.
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After creating PIN, the Theft Deterrence pane will
indicate Theft Deterrence Enabled and provide
PIN Options button:
• Theft Deterrence Enabled is displayed.
• Disable Theft Deterrence Mode opens pane
screen on next page.
• PIN Options button only available after user
creates PIN, button opens secure PIN web
site.
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Options>Preferences - Will only be active
when selecting Preferences from the drop-down
Options menu. On a non-supported display
capable of DDC/CI, only the Help and Options
tabs are available.
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Displays current preference settings.
A checked box enables the feature. The check
box is a toggle.
Enable Context Menu on desktop is checked
(On) by default. Enable Context menu
displays SmartControl Premium selections for
Select Preset and Tune Display in the desktop
right-click context menu. Disabled removes
SmartControl Premium from the right click
context menu.
Enable Task Tray icon is checked (On) by
default. Enable context menu shows the task
tray menu for SmartControl Premium. A right
click on the task tray icon displays the menu
options for Help, Technical Support. Check for
Upgrade, About, and Exit. When Enable task
tray menu is disabled, the task tray icon will
only display EXIT.
Run at Startup is checked (On) by default.
When disabled, SmartControl Premium will
not launch at start or be in the task tray. The
only way to launch SmartControl Premium is
either from the desktop short cut or from the
program file. Any preset set to run at startup
will not load when this box is unchecked
(Disabled).
Enable transparency mode (Windows 7, Vista,
XP). Default is 0% Opaque.
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Options>Audio - Will only be active when
selecting Volume from the drop-down Options
menu.
On a non-supported display capable of DDC/CI,
only the Help and Options tabs are available.
Options>Input - Will only be active when selecting
Input from the drop-down Options menu. On a
non-supported display capable of DDC/CI, only
the Help and Options tabs are available. All other
SmartControl Premium tabs are not available.
Option>Auto Pivot
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Display the Source instruction pane and
current input source setting.
On single input displays, this pane will not be
visible.
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Help>User Manual - Will only be active when
selecting User Manual from the drop-down Help
menu. On a non-supported display capable of
DDC/CI, only the Help and Options tabs are
available.
Context Sensitive menu
The Context Sensitive menu is Enabled by default.
If Enable Context Menu has been checked in the
Options>Preferences pane, then the menu will be
visible.
Help>Version - Will only be active when selecting
Version from the drop- down Help menu. On a
non-supported display capable of DDC/CI, only
the Help and Options tabs are available.
The Context Menu has four entries:
• SmartControl Premium - When selected the
About Screen is displayed.
• Select Preset - Provides a hierarchical menu
of saved presets for immediate use. A check
mark shows the currently selected preset.
Facoty Preset can also be called from the drop
down menu.
• Tune Display - Opens the SmartControl
Premium control panel.
• SmartImage - Check current settings, Office,
Photo, Movie, Game, Economy, Off.
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Task Tray Menu Disabled
When the Task Tray is disabled in the preference
folder, only the EXIT selection is available. To
completely remove SmartControl Premium
from the task tray, disable Run at Startup in
Options>Preferences.
Task Tray Menu Enabled
The task tray menu can be displayed by rightclicking on the SmartControl Premium icon from
the task tray. Left Click will launch the application.
The task tray has five entries:
• Help - Access to User Manual file: Open User
Manual file using the default browser window.
• Technical Support - displays the tech support
page.
• Check for Update - takes the user to PDI
Landing and checks the user's version against
the most current available.
• About - Displays detailed reference
information: product version, release
information, and product name.
• Exit - Close SmartControl Premium
To run SmartControl Premium again either
select SmartControl Premium from Program
menu, double-click the desktop PC icon or
restart the system.
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3.6 SmartDesktop Guide
Drag and Drop Windows
SmartDesktop
Once the partitions are configured and Align to
partition is selected a window can be dragged
into the region and it will automatically align.
When the window and mouse cursor are within
the region, the region will become highlighted.
SmartDesktop is in SmartControl Premium. Install
SmartControl Premium and select SmartDesktop
from Options.
Note
If the outline of the region is not visible when
dragging the window, “Show windows contents
while dragging” is disabled. To enable:
1. In Control Panel, click System.
2. Click Advanced system settings (For Vista &
Win7 OS, this is located on the left sidebar)
3. In Performance section, click Settings.
4. In the box, check Show window contents
while dragging, and click OK.
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Other alternative path:
Vista
Control Panel > Personalization > Window
Color and Appearance > Click "Open Classic
appearance properties for more color options"
> Click "Effects" button > check Show window
contents while dragging
Align to partition check box will enable
automatic alignment for the window when
dragged into the defined partition.
Select the desired partition by clicking on the
icon. The partition will be applied to the
desktop and the icon will be highlighted.
Identify provides a quick way to view the grid.
XP:
Display Properties>Appearance>Effects...> check
Show window contents while dragging
Win 7:
No other alternative path available.
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2. Desktop Partition – Desktop Partition shows
the current selected partition and allows the
user to quickly change to any of the partitions
shown in the drop down.
Title Bar Options
Desktop partition can be accessed from the title
bar of the active window. This provides a quick
and easy way to manage the desktop as well as
sending any window to any partition without
having to drag and drop. Move the cursor into
the active window’s title bar to access the drop
down menu.
Right Click Menu
Note
If more than one display is attached, the user can
select the targeted display to change the partition.
The highlighted icon represents the current active
partition.
Right click on the Desktop Partition icon to view
the drop down menu.
3. Identify Partition – Displays the outline grid
on the desktop for the current partition.
4. Align On/Align Off – Enables/disables the
drag and drop auto align feature.
5. Exit – Closes Desktop Partition and
Display Tune. To re-initialize, launch
Display Tune from the start menu or short cut
on the desktop.
1. Find Windows – In some cases, the user may
have sent multiple windows to the same
partition. Find Window will show all open
windows and move the selected window to
the forefront.
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Task Tray Right Click
Left Click Menu
The task tray also contains most of the features
supported in the title bar (with the exception of
automatically sending a window to any partition).
Left click on the Desktop Partition icon to quickly
send the active window to any partition without
having to drag and drop. Releasing the mouse will
send the window to the highlighted partition.
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Find Windows – In some cases, the user may
have sent multiple windows to the same
partition. Find Window will show all open
windows and move the selected window to
the forefront.
Desktop Partition – Desktop Partition shows
the current selected partition and allows the
user to quickly change to any of the partitions
shown in the drop down.
Identify Partition – Displays the outline grid
on the desktop for the current partition.
Align On/Align Off – Enables/disables the
drag and drop auto align feature.
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SmartDesktop Partition Definitions
Name
Full Desktop
Description
Applies all settings to the entire desktop.
Vertical
Assesses the screen resolution and divides the display into
two evenly sized vertical regions.
For 90/270 maintain vertical configuration.
Horizontal
Assesses the screen resolution and divides the display into
two evenly sized horizontal regions.
For 90/270 maintain horizontal configuration.
Vertical Triple
Vertical Split Left
Vertical Split Right
Assesses the screen resolution and divides the display into
three evenly sized vertical regions.
For 90 Partition 1 horizontal top Partition 2 horizontal
center Partition 3 horizontal bottom.
For 270 Partition 3 horizontal top Partition 2 horizontal
center Partition 1 horizontal bottom.
Assesses the screen resolution and divides the display into
two vertical regions, the left hand side is a single region,
the right hand side is split into two evenly sized regions
For 90 Partition 1 on top Partition 2&3 on bottomFor
270 Partition 1 on bottom Partition 2&3 on top.
Assesses the screen resolution and divides the display into
two vertical regions, the right hand side is a single region,
the left hand side is split into two evenly sized regions
For 90 Partition 1&2 on top Partition 3 on bottom.
For 270 Partition 3 on top Partition 1&2 on bottom.
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3. Image Optimization
Name
Horizontal Split Top
Description
Assesses the screen resolution and divides the display into
two evenly sized horizontal regions, the top region is single,
the bottom region is spilt into two evenly sized regions
For 90 Partition 1 on right side Vertical Partition 2&3 on
left side Vertical.
For 270 Partition 1 on left side Vertical Partition 2&3 on
right side Vertical.
Horizontal Split Bottom Assesses the screen resolution and divides the display into
two evenly sized horizontal regions, the bottom region is
single, the top region is spilt into two evenly sized regions
Even Split
For 90 Partition 1&2 on right side Vertical Partition 3 on
left side Vertical.
For 270 Partition 1&2 on left side Vertical Partition 3 on
right side Vertical.
Assesses the screen resolution and divides the display into
four evenly sized regions.
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4. Technical Specification
4 Technical Specifications
Picture/Display
Monitor panel type
Backlight
Panel size
Aspect ratio
Pixel Pitch
Brightness
SmartContrast
Contrast ratio (typical)
Response time (typical)
Optimum Resolution
Viewing angle
Picture Enhancement
Display colors
Vertical refresh rate
Horizontal Frequency
sRGB
Connectivity
Signal input (248C3L)
Signal input (248C3LH)
Input Signal
Audio In/Out (248C3LH)
Convenience
User Convenience
OSD Languages
Other convenience
Plug & Play Compatibility
Stand
Tilt
TFT-LCD
LED
23.6'' W (59.9 cm)
16:9
0.272 x 0.272 mm
300 cd/m²
20,000,000:1
1000:1
2 ms
1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
170° (H) / 160° (V) @ C/R > 10
SmartImage
16.7 M
56Hz -76Hz
30kHz - 83kHz
YES
DVI-D (Digital), VGA (Analog)
VGA (Analog), HDMI
Separate Sync, Sync on Green
HDMI audio out
English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish,
Simplified Chinese, Portuguese
Kensington lock
DDC/CI, sRGB, Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OSX, Linux
-5/+20
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4. Technical Specification
Power (248C3L)
On mode
Energy Consumption
(EnergyStar 5.0 test method)
Normal Operation (typical)
Sleep (typical)
Off
Heat Dissipation*
Normal Operation
Sleep (typical)
Off
Power (248C3LH)
On mode
Energy Consumption
(EnergyStar 5.0 test method)
Normal Operation (typical)
Sleep (typical)
Off
Heat Dissipation*
Normal Operation
Sleep (typical)
Off
Power LED indicator
Power Supply
20.23W (typ.), 24.51W (max.)
AC Input Voltage at AC Input Voltage at
100VAC +/-5VAC, 115VAC +/-5VAC,
50Hz +/- 3Hz
60Hz +/- 3Hz
15.33W
15.29W
0.3W
0.3W
0.3W
0.3W
AC Input Voltage at AC Input Voltage at
100VAC +/-5VAC, 115VAC +/-5VAC,
50Hz +/ -3Hz
60Hz +/ -3Hz
52.32BTU
52.18BTU
1.02BTU
1.02BTU
1.02BTU
1.02BTU
AC Input Voltage at
230VAC +/-5VAC,
50Hz +/ -3Hz
15.35W
0.3W
0.3W
AC Input Voltage at
230VAC +/-5VAC,
50Hz +/ -3Hz
52.39BTU
1.02BTU
1.02BTU
20.79W (typ.), 24.43W (max.)
AC Input Voltage at AC Input Voltage at
100VAC +/-5VAC, 115VAC +/-5VAC,
50Hz +/- 3Hz
60Hz +/- 3Hz
16.64W
16.6W
0.3W
0.3W
0.3W
0.3W
AC Input Voltage at AC Input Voltage at
100VAC +/-5VAC, 115VAC +/-5VAC,
50Hz +/ -3Hz
60Hz +/ -3Hz
56.79BTU
56.66BTU
1.02BTU
1.02BTU
1.024BTU
1.024BTU
AC Input Voltage at
230VAC +/-5VAC,
50Hz +/ -3Hz
16.56W
0.3W
0.3W
AC Input Voltage at
230VAC +/-5VAC,
50Hz +/ -3Hz
56.62BTU
1.02BTU
1.024BTU
On mode: White, Standby/Sleep mode: White (blinking)
Adapter, (Input) 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 1.0A, (Output) 12V DC,
3A
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4. Technical Specification
Dimension
Product with stand (WxHxD)
Product without stand
(WxHxD)
Box dimension (WxHxD)
Weight
Product with base
Product without base
Product with packaging
Operating Condition
Temperature range
Relative humidity
Altitude
MTBF
Environmental
ROHS
EPEAT
Packaging
Compliance and standards
Regulatory Approvals
Cabinet
Color
Finish
579 x 443 x 194mm
579 x 369 x 33mm
632 x 510 x 112mm
4.2kg (248C3L), 4.2kg (248C3LH)
3.9kg (248C3L), 4.0kg (248C3LH)
5.1kg (248C3L), 5.1kg (248C3LH)
Storage: -20°C to 60°C
operation: 0°C to 40 °C
20% to 80%
Non-operation: + 40,000 ft ( 12,192 m)
operation: + 12,000 ft ( 3,658 m)
30,000 hrs
YES
Silver (www.epeat.net)
100% recyclable
BSMI, CE Mark, FCC Class B, GOST, SEMKO, TCO certified, UL/
cUL,ISO9241-307, TUV-GS, TUV-Ergo
Black(Bezel)/White(Rear), or other color options as applicable in
your regions
Glossy
Note
1. EPEAT Gold or Silver is valid only where Philips registers the product. Please visit www.epeat.net for
registration status in your country.
2. This data is subject to change without notice. Go to www.philips.com/support to download the latest
version of leaflet.
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4. Technical Specification
4.1 Resolution & Preset Modes
Maximum Resolution
For 248C3L/248C3LH
1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz (analog input)
1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz (digital input)
Recommended Resolution
For 248C3L/248C3LH
1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz (digital input)
H. freq (kHz)
31.47
37.88
48.36
54.00
44.77
47.78
49.70
60.00
63.89
47.71
55.47
55.94
75.00
64.67
65.29
66.59
74.04
67.50
Resolution
640x480
800x600
1024x768
1152x864
1280x720
1280x768
1280x800
1280x960
1280x1024
1360x768
1440x900
1440x900
1600x1200
1680x1050
1680x1050
1920x1080
1920x1200
1920x1080
V. freq (Hz)
59.94
60.32
60.00
60.00
59.86
59.87
59.81
60.00
60.02
60.02
59.90
59.89
60.00
59.88
59.95
59.93
59.95
60.00
Note
Please notice that your display works best at
native resolution of 1920 X 1080@60Hz. For
best display quality, please follow this resolution
recommendation.
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5. Power Management
5. Power Management
5.1 Automatic PowerSaving
If you have VESA DPM compliance display card
or software installed in your PC, the monitor can
automatically reduce its power consumption when
not in use. If an input from a keyboard, mouse or
other input device is detected, the monitor will
'wake up' automatically. The following table shows
the power consumption and signaling of this
automatic power saving feature:!
Power Management Definition (248C3L)
VESA
Mode
Active
Video
H-sync
V-sync
Power Used
LED color
ON
Yes
Yes
White
Sleep (typ.)
OFF
No
No
20.23W (typ.),
24.51W (max.)
0.3W
Switch Off
OFF
-
-
0.3W
White
(Blinking)
OFF
Power Management Definition (248C3LH)
VESA
Mode
Active
Video
H-sync
V-sync
Power Used
LED color
ON
Yes
Yes
White
Sleep (typ.)
OFF
No
No
20.79W (typ.),
24.43W (max.)
0.3W
Switch Off
OFF
-
-
0.3W
White
(Blinking)
OFF
The following setup is used to measure power
consumption on this monitor.
Native resolution: 1920x1080.
Contrast: 50%
Brightness: 300 nits
Color temperature: 6500k with full white pattern
Note
This data is subject to change without notice.
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6. Regulatory Information
• Products are tested according to rigorous safety
standards at impartial laboratories
• Electric and magnetic fields emissions as low as
normal household background levels
• Low acoustic noise emissions (when applicable)
6 Regulatory Information
Lead-free Product
Lead free display promotes
environmentally sound recovery and
disposal of waste from electrical and
electronic equipment. Toxic substances
like Lead has been eliminated and compliance
with European community’s stringent RoHs
directive mandating restrictions on hazardous
substances in electrical and electronic equipment
have been adhered to in order to make Philips
monitors safe to use throughout its life cycle.
Some of the Environmental features of the TCO
Certified for displays:
• The brand owner demonstrates corporate
social responsibility and has a certified
environmental management system (EMAS or
ISO 14001)
• Very low energy consumption both in on- and
standby mode minimize climate impact
• Restrictions on chlorinated and brominated
flame retardants, plasticizers, plastics and heavy
metals such as cadmium, mercury and lead
(RoHS compliance)
• Both product and product packaging is prepared
for recycling
• The brand owner offers take-back options
Congratulations,
Your display is designed for both you and the
planet!
The display you have just purchased
carries the TCO Certified label.
This ensures that your display
is designed, manufactured and
tested according to some of the
strictest quality and environmental requirements
in the world. This makes for a high performance
product, designed with the user in focus that also
minimizes the impact on the climate and our
natural environment.
The requirements can be downloaded from our
web site. The requirements included in this label
have been developed by TCO Development in
co-operation with scientists, experts, users as well
as manufacturers all over the world. Since the end
of the 1980s TCO has been involved in influencing
the development of IT equipment in a more userfriendly direction. Our labeling system started with
displays in 1992 and is now requested by users
and ITmanufacturers all over the world. About
50% of all displays worldwide are TCO certified.
TCO Certified is a third party verified program,
where every product model is tested by an
accredited impartial test laboratory. TCO
Certified represents one of the toughest
certifications for displays worldwide.
For more information, please visit
www.tcodevelopment.com
Some of the Usability features of the TCO
Certified for displays:
For displays with glossy bezels the user should
consider the placement of the display as the bezel
may cause disturbing reflections from surrounding
light and bright surfaces.
• Visual ergonomics for good image quality
is tested to ensure top performance and
reduce sight and strain problems. Important
parameters are luminance, contrast, resolution,
black level, gamma curve, colour and luminance
uniformity and colour rendering
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6. Regulatory Information
•
EPEAT
(www.epeat.net)
“The EPEAT (Electronic Product
Environmental Assessment Tool)
program evaluates computer
desktops, laptops, and monitors
based on 51 environmental criteria developed
through an extensive stakeholder consensus
process supported by US EPA.
EPEAT system helps purchasers in the public
and private sectors evaluate, compare and select
desktop computers, notebooks and monitors
based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT
also provides a clear and consistent set of
performance criteria for the design of products,
and provides an opportunity for manufacturers to
secure market recognition for efforts to reduce
the environmental impact of its products.”
•
•
•
•
•
2005/32/EC (EuP Directive, EC No. 1275/2008
mplementing Directive for Standby and Off
mode power consumption) and is produced
by a manufacturing organization on ISO9000
level.
The product also comply with the following
standards
ISO9241-307:2008 (Ergonomic requirement,
Analysis and compliance test methods for
electronic visual displays)
GS EK1-2000:2009 (GS mark requirement)
prEN50279:1998 (Low Frequency Electric and
Magnetic fields for Visual Display)
MPR-II (MPR:1990:8/1990:10 Low Frequency
Electric and Magnetic fields)
TCO certified (Requirement for Environment
Labeling of Ergonomics, Energy, Ecology and
Emission, TCO: Swedish Confederation of
Professional Employees) for TCO versions
Energy Star Declaration
(www.energystar.gov)
Benefits of EPEAT
Reduce use of primary materials
Reduce use of toxic materials
Avoid the disposal of hazardous waste EPEAT’S
requirement that all registered products meet
ENERGY STAR’s energy efficiency specifications,
means that these products will consume less
energy throughout their life.
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner,
we have determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for energy efficiency.
Note
We recommend you switch off the monitor when
it is not in use for a long time.
CE Declaration of Conformity
This product is in conformity with the following
standards
• EN60950-1:2006 (Safety requirement of
Information Technology Equipment)
• EN55022:2006 (Radio Disturbance
requirement of Information Technology
Equipment)
• EN55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003 (Immunity
requirement of Information Technology
Equipment)
• EN61000-3-2:2006 (Limits for Harmonic
Current Emission)
• EN61000-3-3:1995+A1:2001+A2:2005
(Limitation of Voltage Fluctuation and Flicker)
following provisions of directives applicable
• 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage Directive)
• 2004/108/EC (EMC Directive)
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6. Regulatory Information
FCC Declaration of Conformity
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Notice (U.S. Only)
•
•
•
•
Declaration of Conformity for Products Marked
with FCC Logo,
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 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 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.
United States Only
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment.
Use only RF shielded cable that was supplied with
the monitor when connecting this monitor to a
computer device.
To prevent damage which may result in fire or
shock hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain
or excessive moisture.
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS MEETS
ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THE CANADIAN
INTERFERENCE-CAUSING EQUIPMENT
REGULATIONS.
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6. Regulatory Information
EN 55022 Compliance (Czech Republic Only)
Commission Federale de la Communication
(FCC Declaration)
•
•
•
•
Cet équipement a été testé et déclaré
conforme auxlimites des appareils numériques
de class B,aux termes de l'article 15 Des
règles de la FCC. Ces limites sont conçues
de façon à fourir une protection raisonnable
contre les interférences nuisibles dans le cadre
d'une installation résidentielle.
CET appareil produit, utilise et peut émettre
des hyperfréquences qui, si l'appareil n'est pas
installé et utilisé selon les consignes données,
peuvent causer des interférences nuisibles aux
communications radio.
Cependant, rien ne peut garantir l'absence
d'interférences dans le cadre d'une installation
particulière. Si cet appareil est la cause
d'interférences nuisibles pour la réception des
signaux de radio ou de télévision, ce qui peut
être décelé en fermant l'équipement, puis en
le remettant en fonction, l'utilisateur pourrait
essayer de corriger la situation en prenant les
mesures suivantes:
Réorienter ou déplacer l'antenne de réception.
Augmenter la distance entre l'équipement et
le récepteur.
Brancher l'équipement sur un autre circuit que
celui utilisé par le récepteur.
Demander l'aide du marchand ou d'un
technicien chevronné en radio/télévision.
Toutes modifications n'ayant pas reçu
l'approbation des services compétents
en matière de conformité est susceptible
d'interdire à l'utilisateur l'usage du présent
équipement.
N'utiliser que des câbles RF armés pour
les connections avec des ordinateurs ou
périphériques.
CET APPAREIL NUMERIQUE DE LA CLASSE
B RESPECTE TOUTES LES EXIGENCES DU
REGLEMENT SUR LE MATERIEL BROUILLEUR
DU CANADA.
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6. Regulatory Information
Polish Center for Testing and Certification
Notice
North Europe (Nordic Countries) Information
Placering/Ventilation
VARNING:
FÖRSÄKRA DIG OM ATT HUVUDBRYTARE
OCH UTTAG ÄR LÄTÅTKOMLIGA, NÄR DU
STÄLLER DIN UTRUSTNING PÅPLATS.
The equipment should draw power from a socket
with an attached protection circuit (a threeprong socket). All equipment that works together
(computer, monitor, printer, and so on) should
have the same power supply source.
The phasing conductor of the room's electrical
installation should have a reserve short-circuit
protection device in the form of a fuse with a
nominal value no larger than 16 amperes (A).
Placering/Ventilation
ADVARSEL:
S Ø R G V E D P L A C E R I N G E N F O R , AT
NETLEDNINGENS STIK OG STIKKONTAKT ER
NEMT TILGÆNGELIGE.
To completely switch off the equipment, the
power supply cable must be removed from the
power supply socket, which should be located
near the equipment and easily accessible.
Paikka/Ilmankierto
VAROITUS:
SIJOITA LAITE SITEN, ETTÄ VERKKOJOHTO
VO I DA A N TA R V I T TA E S S A H E L P O S T I
IRROTTAA PISTORASIASTA.
A protection mark "B" confirms that the
equipment is in compliance with the protection
usage requirements of standards PN-93/T-42107
and PN-89/E-06251.
Plassering/Ventilasjon
ADVARSEL:
NÅR DETTE UTSTYRET PLASSERES, MÅ
D U PA S S E P Å AT KO N TA K T E N E F O R
STØMTILFØRSEL ER LETTE Å NÅ.
BSMI Notice (Taiwan Only)
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6. Regulatory Information
Ergonomie Hinweis (nur Deutschland)
China RoHS
Der von uns gelieferte Farbmonitor entspricht den
in der "Verordnung über den Schutz vor Schäden
durch Röntgenstrahlen" festgelegten Vorschriften.
The People's Republic of China released a
regulation called "Management Methods for
Controlling Pollution by Electronic Information
Products" or commonly referred to as China
RoHS. All products are produced and sold for
China market have to meet China RoHS request.
Auf der Rückwand des Gerätes befindet sich
ein Aufkleber, der auf die Unbedenklichkeit der
Inbetriebnahme hinweist, da die Vorschriften über
die Bauart von Störstrahlern nach Anlage III ¤ 5
Abs. 4 der Röntgenverordnung erfüllt sind.
Damit Ihr Monitor immer den in der Zulassung
geforderten Werten entspricht, ist darauf zu
achten, daß
1. Reparaturen nur durch Fachpersonal
durchgeführt werden.
2. nur original-Ersatzteile verwendet werden.
3. bei Ersatz der Bildröhre nur eine bauartgleiche
eingebaut wird.
Aus ergonomischen Gründen wird empfohlen,
die Grundfarben Blau und Rot nicht auf dunklem
Untergrund zu verwenden (schlechte Lesbarkeit
und erhöhte Augenbelastung bei zu geringem
Zeichenkontrast wären die Folge).
Der arbeitsplatzbezogene Schalldruckpegel nach
DIN 45 635 beträgt 70dB (A) oder weniger.
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7. Customer care and warranty
Types of Pixel Defects
Pixel and sub pixel defects appear on the screen
in different ways. There are two categories of pixel
defects and several types of sub pixel defects
within each category.
7 Customer care and warranty
7.1 Philips' Flat Panel Monitors Pixel Defect
Policy
Philips strives to deliver the highest quality
products. We use some of the industry's most
advanced manufacturing processes and practice
stringent quality control. However, pixel or sub
pixel defects on the TFT monitor panels used in
flat panel monitors are sometimes unavoidable.
No manufacturer can guarantee that all panels will
be free from pixel defects, but Philips guarantees
that any monitor with an unacceptable number
of defects will be repaired or replaced under
warranty. This notice explains the different types
of pixel defects and defines acceptable defect
levels for each type. In order to qualify for repair
or replacement under warranty, the number of
pixel defects on a TFT monitor panel must exceed
these acceptable levels. For example, no more
than 0.0004% of the sub pixels on a monitor may
be defective. Furthermore, Philips sets even higher
quality standards for certain types or combinations
of pixel defects that are more noticeable than
others. This policy is valid worldwide.
Bright Dot Defects
Bright dot defects appear as pixels or sub pixels
that are always lit or 'on'. That is, a bright dot is
a sub-pixel that stands out on the screen when
the monitor displays a dark pattern. There are the
types of bright dot defects:
One lit red, green or blue sub pixel
Two adjacent lit sub pixels:
- Red + Blue = Purple
- Red + Green = Yellow
- Green + Blue = Cyan (Light Blue)
Pixels and Sub pixels
A pixel, or picture element, is composed of three
sub pixels in the primary colors of red, green and
blue. Many pixels together form an image. When
all sub pixels of a pixel are lit, the three colored
sub pixels together appear as a single white pixel.
When all are dark, the three colored sub pixels
together appear as a single black pixel. Other
combinations of lit and dark sub pixels appear as
single pixels of other colors.
Three adjacent lit sub pixels (one white pixel)
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7. Customer care and warranty
Note
A red or blue bright dot must be more than 50
percent brighter than neighboring dots while
a green bright dot is 30 percent brighter than
neighboring dots.
Black Dot Defects
Black dot defects appear as pixels or sub pixels
that are always dark or 'off'. That is, a dark dot is
a sub-pixel that stands out on the screen when
the monitor displays a light pattern. These are the
types of black dot defects.
Proximity of Pixel Defects
Because pixel and sub pixels defects of the same
type that are near to one another may be more
noticeable, Philips also specifies tolerances for the
proximity of pixel defects.
Pixel Defect Tolerances
In order to qualify for repair or replacement due
to pixel defects during the warranty period, a
TFT monitor panel in a Philips flat panel monitor
must have pixel or sub pixel defects exceeding the
tolerances listed in the following tables.
BRIGHT DOT DEFECTS
1 lit subpixel
2 adjacent lit subpixels
3 adjacent lit subpixels (one white pixel)
Distance between two bright dot defects*
Total bright dot defects of all types
ACCEPTABLE LEVEL
3
1
0
>15mm
3
BLACK DOT DEFECTS
1 dark subpixel
2 adjacent dark subpixels
3 adjacent dark subpixels
Distance between two black dot defects*
Total black dot defects of all types
ACCEPTABLE LEVEL
5 or fewer
2 or fewer
0
>15mm
5 or fewer
TOTAL DOT DEFECTS
Total bright or black dot defects of all types
ACCEPTABLE LEVEL
5 or fewer
Note
1 or 2 adjacent sub pixel defects = 1 dot defect
This monitor is ISO9241-307 compliant. (ISO9241-307: Ergonomic requirement , analysis and
compliance test methods for electronic visual displays)
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7. Customer care and warranty
7.2 Customer Care & Warranty
Customer Care & Warranty
For warranty coverage information and additional support requirement valid for your region, please
visit www.philips.com/support website for details. You may also contact your local Philips Customer
Care Center number listed below.
Contact Information for WESTERN EUROPE region:
Country
ASC
Consumer care number
Price
Austria
Siemens I&S
+43 0810 000206
€ 0.07
Belgium
E Care
+32 078 250851
€ 0.06
Denmark
A-novo
+45 3525 8761
Local call tariff
Finland
A-novo
+358 09 2290 1908
Local call tariff
France
A-novo
+33 082161 1658
€ 0.09
Germany
Siemens I&S
+49 01803 386 853
€ 0.09
Greece
Allman Hellas
+30 00800 3122 1223
Free of charge
Ireland
Invec Scotland
+353 01 601 1161
Local call tariff
Italy
A-novo
+39 840 320 041
€ 0.08
Luxembourg
E Care
+352 26 84 30 00
Local call tariff
Netherlands
E Care
+31 0900 0400 063
€ 0.10
Norway
A-novo
+47 2270 8250
Local call tariff
Poland
Zolter
+48 0223491505
Local call tariff
Portugal
Eatsa Spain
+351 2 1359 1440
Local call tariff
Switzerland
A-novo
+41 02 2310 2116
Local call tariff
Spain
Eatsa Spain
+34 902 888 785
€ 0.10
Sweden
A-novo
+46 08 632 0016
Local call tariff
United Kingdom
Invec Scotland
+44 0207 949 0069
Local call tariff
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7. Customer care and warranty
Contact Information for CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE region:
Country
Call center
ASC
Consumer care number
Belarus
NA
IBA
+375 17 217 3386
Bulgaria
NA
LAN Service
+359 2 960 2360
Croatia
NA
Renoprom
+385 1 333 0974
Czech Rep.
NA
Asupport
800 100 697
Estonia
Hungary
NA
FUJITSU
+372 6519900
NA
Serware
+36 1 2426331
NA
Profi Service
+36 1 814 8080
Latvia
NA
“ServiceNet LV” Ltd.
+371 7460399
Lithuania
NA
UAB "Servicenet"
+370 7400088
Romania
NA
Blue Ridge Intl.
+40 21 2101969
NA
CPS
+7 (495) 645 6746 (for repair)
NA
CEEE Partners
+7 (495) 645 3010 (for sales)
Serbia &
Montenegro
NA
Kim Tec d.o.o.
+381 11 20 70 684
Slovakia
NA
Datalan Service
+421 2 49207155
Slovenia
NA
PC H.and
+386 1 530 08 24
Russia
Ukraine
Turkey
NA
Comel
+380 562320045
NA
Topaz-Service Company
+38 044 245 73 31
NA
Techpro
+90 212 444 4 832
Contact Information for LATIN AMERICA region:
Country
Call center
Consumer care number
Argentina
Vermont
0800 3330 856
Brazil
Vermont
0800-7254101
Contact Information for NORTH AMERICA:
Country
Call center
ASC
Consumer care number
Canada
Supercom
Supercom
(800)479-6696
U.S.A.
TOS
Teleplan
(877) 835-1838
Contact Information for CHINA:
China
Consumer care number : 4008 800 008
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7. Customer care and warranty
Contact Information for APMEA region:
Country
Australia
Call center
ASC
Consumer care number
NA
AGOS NETWORK PTY LTD
1300 360 386
Bangladesh
NA
Distributor: Computer Source
Ltd (warranty buy-out)
880-2-9141747, 9127592
880-2-8128848 / 52
Cambodia
NA
Distributor: Neat Technology
Pte Ltd (Singapore) (warranty
buy-out)
855-023-999992
Hong Kong /
Macau
NA
Smart Pixels Technology Ltd.
Hong Kong:Tel: +852 2619 9639
Macau:Tel: (853)-0800-987
India
NA
REDINGTON INDIA LTD
Tel: 1 800 425 6396
SMS: PHILIPS to 56677
Indonesia
NA
PT. Gadingsari elektronika Prima
Tel: 62 21 75909053, 75909056,
7511530
Israel
NA
Eastronics LTD
1-800-567000
Malaysia
NA
After Market Solutions (CE)
Sdn Bhd
603 7953 3370
Nepal
NA
Distributor: Syakar Co. Ltd
(warranty buy-out)
977-1-4222395
New Zealand
NA
Visual Group Ltd.
0800 657447
Pakistan
NA
Philips Consumer Service
(9221) 2737411-16
Philippines
NA
Glee Electronics, Inc.
(02) 633-4533 to 34,
(02) 637-6559 to 60
Singapore
NA
Philips Electronics Singapore
Pte Ltd (Philips Consumer Care (65) 6882 3999
Center)
South Africa
NA
Sylvara Technologies Pty Ltd
086 0000 888
South Korea
NA
PCS One Korea Ltd.
080-600-6600
Sri Lanka
NA
no distributor and/or service
provider currently
Taiwan
PCCW
Teleservices
Taiwan
FETEC.CO
Thailand
NA
Axis Computer System Co., Ltd. (662) 934-5498
United Arab
Emirates
NA
AL SHAHD COMPUTER L.L.C 00971 4 2276525
Vietnam
NA
FPT Service Informatic
Company Ltd.
0800-231-099
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+84 8 38248007 Ho Chi Minh City
+84 5113.562666 Danang City
+84 5113.562666 Can tho Province
8. Troubleshooting & FAQs
AUTO button doesn't function
• The auto function is applicable only in VGAAnalog mode. If the result is not satisfactory,
you can do manual adjustments via the OSD
menu.
8 Troubleshooting & FAQs
8.1 Troubleshooting
Note
The Auto Function is not applicable in
DVI-Digital mode as it is not necessary.
This page deals with problems that can be
corrected by a user. If the problem still persists
after you have tried these solutions, contact Philips
customer service representative.
Visible signs of smoke or sparks
• Do not perform any troubleshooting steps
• Disconnect the monitor from mains power
source immediately for safety
• Contact with Philips customer service
representative immediately.
Common Problems
No Picture (Power LED not lit)
• Make sure the power cord is plugged into the
power outlet and into the back of the monitor.
• First, ensure that the power button on the
front of the monitor is in the OFF position,
then press it to the ON position.
Imaging Problems
Image is not centered
• Adjust the image position using the “Auto”
function in OSD Main Controls.
• Adjust the image position using the Phase/
Clock of Setup in OSD Main Controls. It is
valid only in VGA mode.
No Picture (Power LED is white blinking)
• Make sure the computer is turned on.
• Make sure the signal cable is properly
connected to your computer.
• make sure the monitor cable has no bent pins
on the connect side. If yes, repair or replace
the cable.
• The Energy Saving feature may be activated
Image vibrates on the screen
• Check that the signal cable is properly securely
connected to the graphics board or PC.
Screen says
Vertical flicker appears
•
•
•
•
Make sure the monitor cable is properly
connected to your computer. (Also refer to
the Quick Start Guide).
Check to see if the monitor cable has bent
pins.
Make sure the computer is turned on.
•
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Adjust the image using the “Auto” function in
OSD Main Controls.
Eliminate the vertical bars using the Phase/
Clock of Setup in OSD Main Controls. It is
valid only in VGA mode.
8. Troubleshooting & FAQs
Horizontal flicker appears
•
•
Image appears distorted. Text is fuzzy or blurred.
• Set the PC’s display resolution to the same
mode as monitor’s recommended screen
native resolution.
Green, red, blue, dark, and white dots appears on
the screen
• The remaining dots are normal characteristic
of the liquid crystal used in today’s technology,
Please refer the pixel policy for more detail.
Adjust the image using the “Auto” function in
OSD Main Controls.
Eliminate the vertical bars using the Phase/
Clock of Setup in OSD Main Controls. It is
valid only in VGA mode.
The "power on" light is too strong and is
disturbing
• You can adjust “power on” light using the
power LED Setup in OSD main Controls.
Image appears blurred, indistinct or too dark
• Adjust the contrast and brightness on
On-Screen Display.
An "after-image", "burn-in" or "ghost image"
remains after the power has been turned off.
• Uninterrupted display of still or static images
over an extended period may cause " burn
in", also known as "after-imaging " or "ghost
imaging", on your screen. "Burn-in", "afterimaging", or "ghost imaging" is a well-known
phenomenon in monitor panel technology. In
most cases, the "burned in" or "after-imaging"
or "ghost imaging" will disappear gradually over
a period of time after the power has been
switched off.
• Always activate a moving screen saver
program when you leave your monitor
unattended.
• Always activate a periodic screen refresh
application if your monitor will display
unchanging static content.
• Failure to activate a screen saver, or a periodic
screen refresh application may result in severe
“burn-in” or “after-image” or “ghost image”
symptoms will not disappear and cannot be
repaired. The damage mentioned above is not
covered under your warranty.
Audio problem
No sound
• Check if audio cable is connected to PC and
monitor correctly.
• Ensure audio is not muted. Press OSD “Menu”,
select “Audio” then “Mute”. Check it on “Off ”
position.
• Press “Volume” in OSD main control to adjust
the volume.
For further assistance, refer to the Consumer
Information Centers list and contact Philips
customer service representative.
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8. Troubleshooting & FAQs
8.2 SmartControl Premium FAQs
Q3
Q1. I change the monitor on a PC to a different
one and the SmartControl Premium
becomes un-usable, what do I do?
Ans.: Restart your PC and see if SmartControl
Premium can work. Otherwise, you will
need to remove and re-install SmartControl
Premium to ensure proper driver is installed.
Q2. The SmartControl Premium functions
worked well before, but it does not work
anymore, what can I do?
Ans.: If the following actions were executed, the
monitor driver may need to be
re-installed.
• Changed video graphic adapter to another
one
• Updated video driver
• Activities on OS, such as service pack or patch
• Run Windows Update and updated monitor
and/or video driver
• Windows was booted with the monitor
power off or disconnected.To find out,
please right click My Computer and click on
Properties->Hardware-> Device Manager. If
you see "Plug and Play Monitor" shows under
Monitor, then you need to re-install. Simply
remove SmartControl Premium and re-install
it.
After installing SmartControl Premium,
when clicking on SmartControl Premium
tab, nothing shows up after a while or a
failure message shows, what happened?
Ans.: It might be your graphic adaptor is not
compatible with the SmartControl Premium.
If your graphic adaptor is one of the above
mentioned brands, try to download the
most updated graphic adaptor driver from
corresponding companies’ web site. Install
the driver. Remove SmartControl Premium,
and re-install it once more.
If it is still not working, we are sorry that
the graphic adaptor is not supported. Please
visit Philips website and check if an updated
SmartControl Premium driver is available.
Q4. When I click on Product Information,
only partial information is shown, what
happened?
Ans.: It might be your graphic card adaptor driver
is not the most updated version which fully
supporting DDC/CI interface. Please try to
download the most updated graphic adaptor
driver from corresponding companies’ web
site. Install the driver. Remove SmartControl
Premium and re-install it once more.
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8. Troubleshooting & FAQs
Q5. I forgot my PIN for Theft Deterrence
Function. What can I do?
Ans.: Philips Service center has a right to ask for
legitimate identification and authorization, in
order to establish ownership of the monitor.
Please note that the anti-theft deterrence
function is provided as a convenient free
option. Managing PIN numbers is the sole
responsibility of the individual user or the
organization who sets it.
In case the PIN number is forgotten,
Philips service center can re-set it for you
at a nominal charge after verification of
ownership. Please note that this activity is
not covered by standard warranty terms.
Q6. In a monitor with the Smartlmage feature,
the sRGB scheme of color temperature
function in SmartControl Premium is not
responding, why?
Ans.: When Smartlmage is enabled, the sRGB
scheme is disabled automatically. To use
sRGB, you need to disable Smartlmage with
the
button at the front bezel of your
monitor.
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8. Troubleshooting & FAQs
Q3: What are the .inf and .icm files on the CDROM? How do I install the drivers (.inf and
.icm)?
8.3 General FAQs
Q1: When I install my monitor what should I
do if the screen shows 'Cannot display this
video mode'?
Ans.: These are the driver files for your monitor.
Follow the instructions in your user manual
to install the drivers. Your computer may ask
you for monitor drivers (.inf and .icm files)
or a driver disk when you first install your
monitor. Follow the instructions to insert
the ( companion CD-ROM) included in this
package. Monitor drivers (.inf and .icm files)
will be installed automatically.
Ans.:Recommended resolution for this monitor:
1920x1080 @60Hz.
• Unplug all cables, then connect your PC to the
monitor that you used previously.
• In the Windows Start Menu, select Settings/
Control Panel. In the Control Panel
Window, select the Display icon. Inside the
DisplayControl Panel, select the 'Settings' tab.
Under the setting tab, in box labeled 'desktop
area', move the sidebar to 1920x1080 pixels.
• Open 'Advanced Properties' and set the
Refresh Rate to 60Hz, then click OK.
• Restart your computer and repeat step
2 and 3 to verify that your PC is set at
1920x1080@60Hz.
• Shut down your computer, disconnect your
old monitor and reconnect your Philips
monitor.
• Turn on your monitor and then turn on your
PC.
Q4: How do I adjust the resolution?
Ans.: Your video card/graphic driver and monitor
together determine the available resolutions.
You can select the desired resolution under
Windows® Control Panel with the "Display
properties".
Q5: What if I get lost when I am making
monitor adjustments via OSD?
Ans.: Simply press the OK button, then select
'Reset' to recall all of the original factory
settings.
Q2: What is the recommended refresh rate for
monitor?
Q6: Is the monitor screen resistant to
scratches?
Ans.: Recommended refresh rate in monitors is
60Hz. In case of any disturbance on screen,
you can set it up to 75Hz to see if that
removes the disturbance.
Ans.: In general it is recommended that the panel
surface is not subjected to excessive shocks
and is protected from sharp or blunt objects.
When handling the monitor, make sure that
there is no pressure or force applied to
the panel surface side. This may affect your
warranty conditions.
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8. Troubleshooting & FAQs
contact your Philips sales representative for
more information.
Q7: How should I clean the monitor surface?
Ans.: For normal cleaning, use a clean, soft cloth.
For extensive cleaning, please use isopropyl
alcohol. Do not use other solvents such as
ethyl alcohol, ethanol, acetone, hexane, etc.
Q10: Are Philips monitors Plug-and- Play?
Ans.: Yes, the monitors are Plug-and-Play
compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP/NT,
Mac OSX, Linux
Q8: Can I change the color setting of my
monitor?
Q11: What is Image Sticking, or Image Burn-in,
or After Image, or Ghost Image in monitor
panels?
Ans.: Yes, you can change your color setting
through OSD control as the following
procedures,
• Press "OK" to show the OSD (On Screen
Display) menu
• Press "Down Arrow" to select the option
"Color" then press "OK" to enter color setting,
there are three settings as below.
1. Color Temperature; The six settings are
5000K, 6500K, 7500K, 8200K, 9300K and
11500K. With settings in the 5000K range
the panel appears ‘warm,' with a red-white
color tone, while a 11500K temperature
yields ‘cool, blue-white toning."
2. sRGB; this is a standard setting for ensuring
correct exchange of colors between
different device (e.g. digital cameras,
monitors, printers, scanners, etc)
3. User Define; the user can choose his/her
preference color setting by adjusting red,
green blue color.
Note:
A measurement of the color of light
radiated by an object while it is being heated.
This measurement is expressed in terms of
absolute scale, (degrees Kelvin). Lower Kevin
temperatures such as 2004K are red; higher
temperatures such as 9300K are blue.
Neutral temperature is white, at 6504K.
Ans.: Uninterrupted display of still or static images
over an extended period may cause "burn
in", also known as "after-imaging" or "ghost
imaging", on your screen. "Burn-in", "afterimaging", or "ghost imaging" is a well-known
phenomenon in monitor panel technology. In
most cases, the "burned in" or "atter-imaging"
or "ghost imaging" will disappear gradually
over a period of time after the power has
been switched off. Always activate a moving
screen saver program when you leave your
monitor unattended.
Always activate a periodic screen refresh
application if your monitor will display
unchanging static content.
Warning
Failure to activate a screen saver, or a periodic
screen refresh application may result in severe
“burn-in” or “after-image” or “ghost image”
symptoms will not disappear and cannot be
repaired. The damage mentioned above is not
covered under your warranty.
Q12: Why is my Display not showing sharp text,
and is displaying jagged characters?
Ans.: Your monitor works best at its native
resolution of 1920x1080@60Hz. For best
display please use this resolution.
Q9: Can I connect my monitor to any PC,
workstation or Mac?
Ans.: Yes. All Philips monitors are fully compatible
with standard PCs, Macs and workstations.
You may need a cable adapter to connect
the monitor to your Mac system. Please
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