Asus VS248 series User guide

VS248 Series
LCD Monitor
User Guide
E6235
First Edition
January 2011
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Contents
Notices.......................................................................................................... iv
Safety information........................................................................................ v
Care & Cleaning........................................................................................... vi
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome! ..................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Monitor introduction..................................................................... 1-2
1.3.1
Front view........................................................................ 1-2
1.3.2
Back view......................................................................... 1-3
Chapter 2: Setup
2.1
Assembling the monitor arm/base.............................................. 2-1
2.2
Adjusting the monitor................................................................... 2-1
2.3
Detaching the arm/base (for VESA wall mount)......................... 2-2
2.4
Connecting the cables.................................................................. 2-3
2.5
Turning on the monitor................................................................. 2-3
Chapter 3: General instructions
3.1
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu ................................................. 3-1
3.1.1
How to reconfigure........................................................... 3-1
3.1.2
OSD function introduction................................................ 3-1
3.2
Specifications summary (VS248)................................................. 3-4
3.3
Troubleshooting (FAQ)................................................................. 3-5
3.4
Supported operating modes........................................................ 3-6
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
•
This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
As an Energy Star® Partner, our company has determined that this
product meets the Energy Star® guidelines for energy efficiency.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference
- Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du
Réglement sur le matériel brouiller du Canada.
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Safety information
•
Beforesettingupthemonitor,carefullyreadallthedocumentationthatcame
withthepackage.
•
Topreventfireorshockhazard,neverexposethemonitortorainormoisture.
•
Nevertrytoopenthemonitorcabinet.Thedangeroushighvoltagesinsidethe
monitormayresultinseriousphysicalinjury.
•
Ifthepowersupplyisbroken,donottrytofixitbyyourself.Contactaqualified
servicetechnicianoryourretailer.
•
Beforeusingtheproduct,makesureallcablesarecorrectlyconnectedandthe
powercablesarenotdamaged.Ifyoudetectanydamage,contactyourdealer
immediately.
•
Slotsandopeningsonthebackortopofthecabinetareprovidedfor
ventilation.Donotblocktheseslots.Neverplacethisproductnearorovera
radiatororheatsourceunlessproperventilationisprovided.
•
Themonitorshouldbeoperatedonlyfromthetypeofpowersourceindicated
onthelabel.Ifyouarenotsureofthetypeofpowersupplytoyourhome,
consultyourdealerorlocalpowercompany.
•
Usetheappropriatepowerplugwhichcomplieswithyourlocalpower
standard.
•
Donotoverloadpowerstripsandextentioncords.Overloadingcanresultin
fireorelectricshock.
•
Avoiddust,humidity,andtemperatureextremes.Donotplacethemonitorin
anyareawhereitmaybecomewet.Placethemonitoronastablesurface. •
Unplugtheunitduringalightningstormorifitwillnotbeusedforalongperiod
oftime.Thiswillprotectthemonitorfromdamageduetopowersurges.
•
Neverpushobjectsorspillliquidofanykindintotheslotsonthemonitor
cabinet.
•
Toensuresatisfactoryoperation,usethemonitoronlywithULlisted
computerswhichhaveappropriateconfiguredreceptaclesmarkedbetween
100-240VAC.
•
Ifyouencountertechnicalproblemswiththemonitor,contactaqualified
servicetechnicianoryourretailer.
Thissymbolofthecrossedoutwheeledbinindicatesthattheproduct(electrical,
electronicequipment,andmercury-containingbuttoncellbattery)shouldnot
beplacedinmunicipalwaste.Pleasechecklocalregulationsfordisposalof
electronicproducts.
AEEE yönetmeliğine uygundur
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Care & Cleaning
•
Before you lift or reposition your monitor, it is better to disconnect the cables
and power cord. Follow the correct lifting techniques when positioning the
monitor. When lifting or carrying the monitor, grasp the edges of the monitor.
Do not lift the display by the stand or the cord.
•
Cleaning. Turn your monitor off and unplug the power cord. Clean the monitor
surface with a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed
with a cloth dampened with mild cleaner.
•
Avoid using a cleaner containing alcohol or acetone. Use a cleaner intended
for use with the monitor. Never spray cleaner directly on the screen, as it may
drip inside the monitor and cause an electric shock.
The following symptoms are normal with the monitor:
•
The screen may flicker during the initial use due to the nature of the fluorescent
light. Turn off the Power Switch and turn it on again to make sure that the
flicker disappears.
•
You may find slightly uneven brightness on the screen depending on the
desktop pattern you use.
•
When the same image is displayed for hours, an afterimage of the previous
screen may remain after switching the image. The screen will recover slowly or
you can turn off the Power Switch for hours.
•
When the screen becomes black or flashes, or cannot work anymore, contact
your dealer or service center to fix it. Do not repair the screen by yourself!
Conventions used in this guide
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying
to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
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Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to http://www.asus.com
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation that may have
been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard
package.
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1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the ASUS® LCD monitor!
The latest widescreen LCD monitor from ASUS provides a crisper, broader, and
brighter display, plus a host of features that enhance your viewing experience.
With these features, you can enjoy the convenience and delightful visual
experience that the monitor brings to you!
1.2
Package contents
Check your package for the following items:
LCD monitor
Monitor base
Quick start guide
Warranty card
Power cord
VGA cable
DVI cable
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
immediately.
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1.3
Monitor introduction
1.3.1
Front view
1
1.
2
3
4
5
6
6
button:
•
Selects a desired preset mode.
•
Exits the OSD menu or goes back to the previous menu when the OSD
menu is active.
•
Automatically adjusts the image to its optimized position, clock, and phase
by pressing this button for 2-4 seconds (for VGA mode only).
•
Decreases values or moves your selection left/down.
•
Contrast hotkey
2.
3.
MENU button:
•
1-2
Turns on the OSD menu. Enacts the selected OSD menu item.
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4.
•
Increases values or moves your selection right/up.
•
Brightness hotkey
•
Selects an available input source.
5.
button:
6.
Power button/power indicator
•
Turns the monitor on/off.
•
The color definition of the power indicator is as the below table.
1.3.2
Status
Description
Blue
Amber
OFF
ON
Standby mode
OFF
Back view
6
Rear connectors
1.
AC-IN port. This port connects the power cord.
2.
HDMI port. This port is for connection with an HDMI compatible device.
3.
DVI port. This 24-pin port is for PC (Personal Computer) DVI-D digital signal
connection.
4.
VGA port. This 15-pin port is for PC VGA connection.
5.
Earphone jack. This port is only available when an HDMI cable is
connected.
6.
Kensington lock slot.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
2.1
Assembling the monitor arm/base
To assemble the monitor base:
1.
Have the front of the monitor face down on a table.
2.
Attach the base into the arm, making sure the tab on the arm fits into the groove
on the base.
3.
Fix the base to the arm by fastening the bundled screw.
We recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to prevent
damage to the monitor.
2.2
Adjusting the monitor
•
or optimal viewing, we recommend that you look at the full face of the
F
monitor, then adjust the monitor to the angle that is most comfortable for you.
•
Hold the stand to prevent the monitor from falling when you change its angle.
•
The recommended adjusting angle is +20˚ to -5˚.
-5。 to +20。
It is normal that the monitor slightly shakes while you adjust the viewing angle.
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2.3
Detaching the arm/base (for VESA
wall mount)
The detachable arm/base of this monitor is specially designed for VESA wall
mount.
To detach the arm/base:
1.
Have the front of the monitor face down on a table.
2.
Remove the rubbers in the four screw holes. (Figure 1)
3.
Remove the base (Figure 2).
4.
Pry the rear hinge cover (Figure 3).
5.
Use a screwdriver to remove the four screws on the hinge (Figure 4), then
remove the hinge.
1
2
Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3
Figure 4
We recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to prevent
damage to the monitor.
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Chapter 2: Setup
2.4
1.
Connecting the cables
Connect the cables as the following instructions:
•
To connect the power cord: connect one end
of theDVI
power cord
HDMI
VGA securely
Earphone to
jack
the monitor’s AC input, the other end to a power outlet.
•
To connect the VGA/HDMI/DVI cable:
a. Plug one end of the VGA/DVI/HDMI cable to the monitor’s VGA/DVI/
HDMI port.
b. Connect the other end of the VGA/DVI/HDMI cable to your computer's
VGA/DVI/HDMI port.
•
c. Tighten the two screws to secure the VGA/DVI connector.
To use the earphone (only when an HDMI cable is connected): connect the
end with plug type to the monitor’s earphone jack.
When these cables are connected, you can choose the desired signal from the
Input Select item in the OSD menu.
2.5
Turning on the monitor
Press the power button . See page 1-2 for the location of the power button. The
power indicator lights up in blue to show that the monitor is ON.
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Chapter 2: Setup
3.1
OSD (On-Screen Display) menu
3.1.1
How to reconfigure
1.
Press the MENU button to
activate the OSD menu.
2.
Press
, and
to
navigate through the functions.
Highlight the desired function
and press the MENU button
and
to activate it. If the function selected has a sub-menu, press
again to navigate through the sub-menu functions. Highlight the
desired sub-menu function and press the MENU button to activate it.
3.
Press
4.
To exit and save the OSD menu, press the
button repeatedly until the
OSD menu disappears. To adjust other functions, repeat steps 1-3.
3.1.2
1.
, and
to change the settings of the selected function.
OSD function introduction
Splendid
This function contains six subfunctions you can select for your
preference. Each mode has the
Reset selection allowing you to
maintain your setting or return to
the preset mode.
•
•
Scenery Mode: best choice for scenery photo display with SPLENDID™
Video Enhancement.
Standard Mode: best choice for document editing with SPLENDID™
Video Enhancement.
•
Theater Mode: best choice for movies with SPLENDID™ Video
Enhancement.
•
Game Mode: best choice for games playing with SPLENDID™ Video
Enhancement.
•
Night View Mode: best choice for dark-scene games or movies with
SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement.
•
sRGB: best choice for viewing photos and graphics from PCs.
In the Standard Mode, the ASCR, Saturation and Sharpness functions are
not user-configurable.
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2.
Color
You can adjust Brightness,
Contrast, Saturation, Color
Temp., and Skin Tone from this
menu.
•
Brightness: the adjusting
range is from 0 to 100.
is a hotkey to activate this
function.
•
Contrast: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
activate this function.
•
Saturation: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
•
Color Temp.: contains four modes including Cool, Normal, Warm, and
User Mode.
Skin Tone: contains three color modes including Reddish, Natural, and
Yellowish.
•
•
is a hotkey to
Smart View: provides better display quality under big viewing angle.
In the User mode, colors of R (Red), G (Green), and B (Blue) are userconfigurable; the adjusting range is from 0-100.
3.
Image
You can adjust Sharpness, Trace
Free, Aspect Control, ASCR,
Position (VGA only), and Focus
(VGA only) from this menu.
•
Sharpness: the adjusting
range is from 0 to 100.
•
Trace Free: adjusts the
response time of the monitor.
•
Aspect Control: adjusts the aspect ratio to full, 4:3, 1:1 or OverScan.
4:3 is only available when input source is in 4:3 format. OverScan is only
available for the HDMI input source.
•
ASCR: turns on/off the ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) function.
•
Position: adjusts the horizontal position (H-Position) and the vertical
position (V-Position) of the image. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
Focus: reduces Horizonal-line noise and Vertical-line noise of the image
by adjusting (Phase) and (Clock) separately. The adjusting range is from
0 to 100.
•
•
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Phase adjusts the phase of the pixel clock signal. With a wrong phase
adjustment, the screen shows horizontal disturbances.
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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.
4.
Input Select
In this function, you can select
your desired input source.
5.
System Setup
Allows you to adjust the system.
•
Splendid Demo Mode:
splits the screen into two for
Splendid modes comparison.
•
Volume: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100 (only available for the HDMI
input).
•
ECO Mode: reduces power consumption.
•
OSD Setup:
*
Adjusts the horizontal position (H-Position)/the vertical position
(V-Position) of the OSD from 0 to 100.
*
Adjusts the OSD timeout from 10 to 120 seconds.
*
Enables or disables the DDC/CI function.
*
Adjusts the OSD background from opaque to transparent.
•
Information: shows the monitor information.
•
Language: there are 10 languages for your selection, including English,
German, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, Traditional Chinese,
Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.
All Reset: “Yes” allows you to restore the default settings.
•
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Specifications summary (VS248)
Panel Type
Panel size
Max. Resolution
Pixel pitch
Brightness (Max.)
Contrast Ratio (Typ.)
Contrast Ratio (Max.)
Viewing angle(H/V) CR>10
Display colors
Response time
SPLENDID™ Video
Enhancement
SPLENDID™ selection
Auto adjustment
Color temperature selection
Skin-Tone selection
Digital input
Analog input
Earphone jack
Colors
Power LED
Tilt
Kensington lock
Voltage rating
Power consumption
Temperature (Operating)
Temperature (Non-operating)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight (Esti.)
Multi-languages
Accessories
Regulation approvals
TFT LCD
24" (16:9, 61 cm) wide screen
1920 x 1080
0.2768 mm
250 cd/m2
1000:1
50,000,000:1 (with ASCR on)
170˚/160˚
16.7 M
2 ms
Yes
6 video preset modes (by hotkey)
Yes (by hotkey)
4 color temperatures
3 skin-tones
DVI-D with HDCP, HDMI v1.3
D-Sub
Yes (Only for HDMI)
Black
White (On)/Amber (Standby)
+20˚~ -5˚
Yes
AC: 100~240V
Power On: < 32 W, Standby: < 0.5 W,
Power Off: < 0.5 W
0˚C~40˚C
-20˚C~+60˚C
573 mm x 412 mm x 206 mm (machine)
645 mm x 475 mm x 140 mm (package)
4.1 kg (Net); 6.4 kg (Gross)
10 languages (English, German, Italian, French, Dutch,
Spanish, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified
Chinese, Japanese)
VGA cable, DVI cable, Power cord, Quick start guide,
Warranty card
Energy Star®, CB, CE, Gost-R, CCC, UL/cUL, FCC,
C-Tick, BSMI, VCCI, RoHS, WEEE, J-MOSS, PSB, PSE,
Windows 7 WHQL
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Troubleshooting (FAQ)
Problem
Power LED is not ON
The power LED lights amber and there is
no screen image
Screen image is too light or dark
Possible Solution
• Press the button to check if the monitor
is in the ON mode.
• Check if the power cord is properly
connected to the monitor and the power
outlet.
• Check if the monitor and the computer are
in the ON mode.
• Make sure the signal cable is properly
connected the monitor and the computer.
• Inspect the signal cable and make sure
none of the pins are bent.
• Connect the computer with another
available monitor to check if the computer
is properly working.
• Adjust the Contrast and Brightness
settings via OSD.
Screen image is not centered or sized
properly
• Press the
button for 2-4 seconds
to automatically adjust the image (for VGA
mode only).
• Adjust the H-Position or V-Position
settings via OSD.
Screen image bounces or a wave pattern is • Make sure the signal cable is properly
present in the image
connected to the monitor and the
computer.
• Move electrical devices that may cause
electrical interference.
Screen image has color defects (white does • Inspect the signal cable and make sure
not look white)
that none of the pins are bent.
• Perform All Reset via OSD.
• Adjust the R/G/B color settings or select
the Color Temperature via OSD.
Screen image is blurry or fuzzy
• Press the
button for 2-4 seconds
to automatically adjust the image (for VGA
mode only).
• Adjust the Phase and Clock settings via
OSD.
No sound or sound is low
• Ensure that the HDMI cable is properly
connected to the monitor and the
computer.
• Adjust the volume settings of both your
monitor and HDMI device.
• Ensure that the computer sound card
driver is properly installed and activated.
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Resolution
Frequency
Supported operating modes
640x480
640x480
640x480
640x480
720x400
800x600
800x600
800x600
800x600
832x624
1024x768
1024x768
1024x768
1152x864
1280x720
1280x768
1280x800
1280x960
1280x1024
1280x1024
1360x768
1366x768
1440x900
1600x1200
1680x1050
1920x1080
(Primary)
Horizontal
Frequency (KHz)
31.5
35.0
37.9
37.5
31.5
35.16
37.9
48.1
46.9
49.7
48.4
56.5
60.0
67.5
45
47.78
49.7
60.0
63.4
79.97
47.71
47.71
55.94
75.0
65.3
67.5
Vertical Frequency
(Hz)
Pixel (MHz)
60
67
72
75
70
56
60
72
75
75
60
70
75
75
60
60
60
60
60
75
60
60
60
60
60
25.18
30.24
31.50
31.50
28.32
36.00
40.00
66.75
49.50
57.28
65.00
75.00
78.50
108.00
75.25
79.50
83.50
108.00
108.00
135.00
85.50
85.50
106.50
162.00
146.25
60
148.50
* Modes not listed in the table may not be supported. For optimal resolution, we recommend that
you choose a mode listed in the table above.
* This monitor supports full HD (480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i/p) video content from game consoles, DVD
players and other consumer video devices via HDMI.
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