Mermaid 170 User manual

User manual
mermaid ventura 170/181 TFT Video
mermaid ventura 170/181 TFT Video Models - Users Manual Version 1.0a
Table of Content:
Table of Content: ........................................................................................................ 2
1. Introduction............................................................................................................ 3
2. Important Information ............................................................................................ 3
3. Content of the Box .................................................................................................. 4
4. Unpacking, Placement and Setup (PC) ..................................................................... 4
5. OSD Key Functions .................................................................................................. 5
6. OSD Functions & Adjustments ................................................................................. 6
RGB Main Menu.................................................................................................... 6
RGB Picture Menu ................................................................................................. 6
RGB Advanced Menu ............................................................................................. 7
RGB Advanced Menu - Continued ........................................................................... 8
RGB Utility Menu .................................................................................................. 8
RGB Utilities Menu ................................................................................................ 9
Video Picture Menu ............................................................................................... 9
7. Guarantee Terms................................................................................................... 10
8. If you need to contact us!...................................................................................... 10
9. Troubleshooting .................................................................................................... 11
Appendix A: Connector Specifications ........................................................................ 12
Appendix B: Power Management Mode: VESA DPMS protocol applied .......................... 12
Appendix C: Technical Specifications ......................................................................... 13
Appendix D: Video Mode Support ............................................................................... 14
Appendix E: Optical Characteristics – ventura 170 TFT ............................................... 15
Appendix F: Optical Characteristics – ventura 181 TFT ............................................... 16
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1. Introduction
The mermaid ventura 170 TFT and 181 TFT are state of the art high-tech flat panel TFT monitors,
incorporating high quality TFT-LCD panels with maximum resolution of 1280x1024. They are
based on the newest technology with high brightness 4-lamp CCFL backlight units. The very fast
response time provides excellent suitability for video and gaming applications. The monitors are
made of steel and hardened glass providing excellent stability and strength. The integrated hinge
and high adjustment means you are able to manouvre the monitors for optimal viewing angle and
comfort. The monitors are fully DDC 2 compliant, which makes installation very easy.
Panel technology:
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ventura 170 TFT: ACE (Advanced Coplanar Electrode)
ventura 181 TFT: PVA (Patterned Vertical Alignment)
Connections:
• Analog VGA (D-Sub connector via integrated cable)
• Audio input (Mini Jack)
• S-Video (Y/C) (Mini-DIN connector via integrated cable)
• Composite (CVBS) (RCA connector via integrated cable)
Features:
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State of the art high performance picture quality design
Analog VGA interface
Composite (x1) and S-Video (x1) inputs
Full CRT multi-sync monitor compatibility
Multi-sync capability up to SXGA resolution, 75Hz max., compatible standard DOS, VGA,
SVGA, XGA and SXGA VESA timing
Expand DOS, VGA, SVGA and XGA to full screen display
24 bit (16.7 million) true color data processing and display driving
Single control operated & transparent On-Screen-Display (hereafter ‘OSD’) user interface
Full control of all relevant display and interface parameters via OSD
Multi language support
VESA DDC1/2B compliant
Compatible with VESA DPMS power saving modes
+12VDC single power: 45watts AC/DC power adapter recommended. (Supplied)
Operating temperature: 0 to 50°C
Internal passive speakers (2watt x 2 ch. / 8 ohms)
2. Important Information
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When using the ventura 170 TFT and ventura 181 TFT with Windows NT, the computer needs
to be started in VGA mode the first time. Log on as administrator and set the resolution to
1280x1024 and refresh rate to 60 Hz. The computer can then be started in normal mode.
Please save the packaging. It has been designed to provide optimal support and protection for
the monitor during transportation.
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3. Content of the Box
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ventura 170 TFT (17”) or ventura 181 TFT (18.1”)
”Quickstart” card
Accessories bag including:
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PSU (45 Watt)
Powercord
Speaker cable
Users manual
Glass cleaner & screen wiping cloth
4. Unpacking, Placement and Setup (PC)
Note: To avoid condensation, please wait ½-1 hour, before operating the unit.
After the box has been opened, remove the accessories bag.
Bend the cardboard flaps outward and turn the box upside down, which will ensure the inlay foam
with the monitor is able to slide out. Do not drop the content on the floor.
Remove the foam side pieces and the plastic bag.
The monitor needs to be placed on a smooth and stable surface. This surface must be able to
safely support 15 kg
Make sure both the computer and monitor are turned off before connecting the monitor.
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Connect the monitor to the computer by means of the supplied VGA cable. (Attached to the
monitor)
Connect the PSU to the monitor and AC outlet.
Turn on the computer and monitor.
OSD panel is located
beneath the monitor
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ventura 170 TFT and ventura 181 TFT are plug & play compatible via VESA DDC1/2B. Windows
98, ME and XP will recognise this and self configure.
When using the ventura 170 TFT and ventura 181 TFT with Windows NT, the computer needs
to be started in VGA mode the first time. Log on as administrator and set the resolution to
1280x1024 and refresh rate to 60 Hz. The computer can then be started in normal mode.
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5. OSD Key Functions
4-button OSD Panel
Auto Config:
(Hot key)
Source select:
(Hot key)
Select OSD Menu:
(Hot key)
OSD Menu selected:
Enter/
Escape
Down
Decrease Increase
(-)
(+)
= key(s) which are pressed
Function
Description
Menu (Hot Key)
Activates the OSD
Auto Config (Hot
Key)
Auto calibrate the monitor for optimal performance
Source Select *
When both keys are pressed, the monitor selects
the next source
VGA
Composite
S-Video
Enter/Escape
Enters or Escapes the highlighted menu.
Decrease (-)
Moves the cursor down to the next menu item
Increase (+)
Increases the value of the selected.
Select the next lower level menu.
* When the monitor is turned on, it automatically scans the three different inputs (VGA, CVBS,
Y/C) for a valid signal, It then stops at the first valid input. The scan routine starts from the last
used input.
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6. OSD Functions & Adjustments
RGB Main Menu
Picture
Several picture adjustments like brightness, contrast picture
position etc.
Advanced Advanced picture adjustments
Options
Monitor setup
Utilities
Monitor setup
RGB Picture Menu
Brightness Adjustment of brightness
Contrast
Adjustment of contrast
H-Position
Adjustment of horizontal picture position
V-Position
Adjustment of vertical picture position
Phase
Frequency
The phase setting allows slight picture disturbances
(snow & shimmering) to be eliminated
The frequency setting allows the pixel clock frequency to be
adjusted. This will only have to be adjusted, if the automatic
alignment was unable
to determine the correct pixel clock frequency.
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RGB Advanced Menu
Sharpness
Gamma
Adjustment of picture sharpness
5 = “Sharp” picture
1 = “Soft” picture
Selection of the appropriate “Gamma curve” Two different curves
“linear” and “crt” are available. The “linear” gamma curve does not
correct any color information, which will be directly transferred to the
display panel. The “crt” gamma curve processes the color information
according to the scheme below, before it is transferred to the display
panel.
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RGB Advanced Menu - Continued
Color temp
Adjustment of the color temperature. Select between 3 pre-defined
temperature (6500K, 7300K or 9000K) Or use the “User” setting to
select the appropriate values yourself.
RGB Utility Menu
OSD
OSD h-pos
OSD v-pos
Language
dpms
Selection of nine predefined OSD positions.
Variable OSD position - horizontal
Variable OSD position - vertical
Select OSD language (English/German)
Activates/deactivates the power management If the DPMS is
active, then the monitor switches off automatically, when there is
no sync signal, eg. When you turn of the computer. Before the
monitor turns off, a “No signal” message is displayed.
If the DPMS is not active, the “No signal”
message is shown until a valid video
signal is applied to the monitor.
Info line
Activates automatic source scan.
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RGB Utilities Menu
OSD timeout
OSD
background
Factory reset
Adjustment of OSD turn off time after last key pressed.
You can select values between 5 and 60 sec. (5 sec. steps)
Changes type of the OSD background
Translucent = transparent
Opaque = solid (not transparent)
Resets all functions to factory default.
Video Picture Menu
When the signal source is either CVBS or S-video, the “picture” menu has other functions
implemented.
Brightness
Adjustment of the brightness
Contrast
Adjustment of the contrast
Color
Adjustment of the colorsaturation
Tint
Adjustment of the tint
Sharpness
Adjustment of the picture sharpness
Scaling
Selects between different ways to scale the video input
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7. Guarantee Terms
mermaid ventura 170 TFT and ventura 181 TFT Video Models are covered by a 1-year Pick-Up
service
Pick-Up
Collection from and return to your address. If your mermaid ventura needs repairing, contact
mermaid customer service, who will arrange to have your screen collected, repaired and returned
to you within 14 working days.
The guarantee terms set out above apply to Europe only.
8. If you need to contact us!
Contact mermaid customer support.
If you need to get in touch with mermaid technology, please contact us via phone or mail:
Phone
mermaid customer support opening hours are Monday to Friday 12.30-16.30.
By mail
mermaid technology a/s
Att.: Customer Support
Symfonivej 34-36
DK-2730 Herlev
Denmark
Telephone
+45 44 52 92 00
Telefax
+45 44 52 92 65
E-mail
kundeservice@mermaid.dk
Internet
http://www.mermaid.dk
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9. Troubleshooting
If you have troubles using your ventura monitor, please refer to following suggestions for
troubleshooting.
If you can not rectify the problem yourself, please contact your distributor or place of purchase.
Symptom
Screen is blank
“Check signal cable” message
“Sync out of range” message
The image is too dark or bright
Horizontal bars appear to flicker, jitter or
shimmer on the image
Vertical bars appear to flicker, jitter or shimmer
on the image
Image is not stable and may appear to vibrate
Screen is blank
Image is not centered on the screen
Suggestions
Ensure that the power cord is connected and the
monitor is on.
Ensure that the signal cable is connected firmly
to the signal source.
Ensure that the signal source is turned on.
Check the maximum resolution and the
frequency of the video adapter.
Adjust the brightness and contrast
Adjust the “Phase”
Select “Auto Adjust” in OSD menu
The system activates power management mode.
Just press the PC keyboard or move the PC
mouse
Check the display resolution and frequency from
your PC or video board is in available mode for
your monitor. On your PC, check “Control Panel
-> Display -> Settings” If the setting is
incorrect, you may change the setting using PC
utility program.
Adjust the “Image Position / H-Position or Vposition”.
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Appendix A: Connector Specifications
Analog RGB in
Analog RGB Input Connector : D-Sub 15pin
1
RED
Analog Red
9
NC
+5Vdc
2
GREEN
Analog Green
10
SGND
Sync GND
3
BLUE
Analog Blue
11
NC
Reserved
4
GND
Reserved
12
SDA
DDC Serial Data
5
GND
Digital GND
13
HSYNC
Horizontal Sync
6
RGND
Red Return
14
VSYNC
Vertical Sync.
7
GGND
Green Return
15
SCL
DDC Data Clock
8
BGND
Blue Return
Appendix B: Power Management Mode: VESA DPMS protocol applied
Mode
Horizontal
sync
Vertical
sync
Video
signal
On
Active
Active
Active
Stand.by
Inactive
Active
Blanked
Suspend
Active
Inactive
Blanked
Off
Inactive
Inactive
Blanked
Power
Consumption
< 3 Watts
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Appendix C: Technical Specifications
Input Video and sync signal
Parameter
Value
Unit
Max. Output Resolution
1280x1024
Pixels
Data Processing
24
Bits
Input impedance
• Video
• Sync
75
470
Ohms
Ohms
Sync Polarities
+/-
Sync Levels
TTL compatible
Max. Number of colors
16.7 M
Colors
Electrical Parameters
reference: t A 25
Symbo Description
Min
Typ
Max
Unit
VD D
+12V DC power supply
10.8
12.0
13.2
V
V
Video input signal (w.r.t. GND)
0.5
0.7
1.0
VP P
80
MHz
i(RGB)
fS
Video sample rate
fH S
Horizontal sync frequency
30
60
KHz
f
Vertical sync frequency
56
75
Hz
2.5
vs
F
SIH
Sync input high level
V
SIL
Sync input low level
ID D 2
Supply current @ +12V , ventura 170 TFT
ID D 2
Supply current @ +12V , ventura 181 TFT
C
V
3.0
0.8
VDC
3.3
A
A
Note 1. Power consumption measuring condition is 2pixel checkerboard pattern @ XGA 75Hz and
maximum brightness at tA 25 C.
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Appendix D: Video Mode Support
The ventura 170 TFT and ventura 181 TFT support any video mode at inputs within the following
ranges:
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The signal sample frequency on the input ≤ 80MHz
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The horizontal sync frequency between 30KHz and 60KHz
The modes are detected when presented to the input and previous alignments for setup are
automatically recalled. A true multi-sync monitor emulation is implemented.
The factory preset supported modes include:
Mode
Resolution
Refresh rate
H-freg.
Pixel freq.
Remarks
VGA
640 x 350
70Hz
31.47KHz
25.175MHz
VESA Standard
VGA
720 x 400
59.940Hz
31.469KHz
25.175MHz
IBM VGA 3H
VGA
640 x 480
60Hz
31.5KHz
25.175MHz
Industry Standard
VGA
640 x 480
72Hz
37.9KHz
31.500MHz
VESA Standard
VGA
640 x 480
75Hz
37.5KHz
31.500MHz
VESA Standard
SVGA
800 x 600
60Hz
37.9KHz
40.000MHz
VESA Standard
SVGA
800 x 600
72Hz
48.1KHz
50.000MHz
VESA Standard
SVGA
800 x 600
75Hz
46.9KHz
49.500MHz
VESA Standard
XGA
1024 x 768
60Hz
48.5KHz
65.000MHz
VESA Standard
XGA
1024 x 768
70Hz
56.5KHz
75.000MHz
VESA Standard
XGA
1024 x 768
75Hz
60KHz
78.750MHz
VESA Standard
60Hz
64KHz
108.000MHz
VESA Standard
SXGA
1280 x 1024
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Appendix E: Optical Characteristics – ventura 170 TFT
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Appendix F: Optical Characteristics – ventura 181 TFT
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