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O W N E R ’ S
O P E R A T I N G
M A N U A L
HIGH DEFINITION PLASMA DISPLAYS
Models VP-4200, VP-4200a, VP-5000,
VP-5000a, VP-6000 and VP-6000a
VERSION 1.0
THREE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For Plasma Displays
Congratulations on your purchase of a Vidikron video product and welcome to the Vidikron family! With proper installation, setup
and care, you should enjoy many years of unparalleled video performance.
This is a LIMITED WARRANTY as defined in the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Please read it carefully and retain it with your other
important documents.
WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY:
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SERVICE LABOR: Vidikron will pay for service labor by a Vidikron Authorized Service Center when needed as a result of a
manufacturing defect for a period of three (3) years from the effective date of delivery to the end user (excluding the plasma glass
panel).
PARTS (not including plasma glass panel): Vidikron will provide new or rebuilt replacement parts for the parts that fail due to
defects in materials or workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the effective date of delivery to the end user. Such
replacement parts are then subsequently warranted for the remaining portion (if any) of the original warranty period.
PLASMA GLASS PANEL: Vidikron will pay for service labor by a Vidikron Authorized Service Center when needed as a result of a
manufacturing defect for a period of one (1) year from the effective date of delivery to the end user. In addition, Vidikron will
provide new or rebuilt replacement parts for the parts that fail due to defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one (1)
year from the effective date of delivery to the end user. Such replacement parts are then subsequently warranted for the remaining
portion (if any) of the original warranty period.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY:
Image burn-in on plasma display panels is specifically excluded from coverage under this Limited Warranty. Image burn-in is the
result of misuse of the product and therefore cannot be repaired under the terms of this Limited Warranty.
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Normal viewing material such as television/satellite broadcasts, videotape or DVDs (not put into pause for extended periods of
time) will not cause damage to your display under normal conditions. Many DVD players are also equipped with screen savers for
this reason.
TO AVOID IMAGE RETENTION (Burn-in): Please ensure that still images are left on your plasma display panel for no more than a
few minutes. Also ensure that images displayed in the 4:3 aspect ratio mode (black or gray stripes, but no picture information is
present on the left and right edges of the screen) are used as infrequently as possible. This will prevent permanent image burns on
your plasma display panel, which can be seen permanently under certain conditions once burn-in has occurred.
The types of images to avoid include video games, still images and computer screens with stationary tool bars and icons. (This is
why computers are equipped with screen savers – to prevent still images from burning into the monitor’s phosphors after being
displayed continuously for an extended period of time).
This Limited Warranty only covers failure due to defects in materials and workmanship that occur during normal use and does not
cover normal maintenance. This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinets or any appearance items; failure resulting from
accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, faulty or improper installation or setup adjustments; improper
maintenance, alteration, improper use of any input signal; damage due to lightning or power line surges, spikes and brownouts;
damage that occurs during shipping or transit; or damage that is attributed to acts of God. In the case of remote control units,
damage resulting from leaking, old, damaged or improper batteries is also excluded from coverage under this Limited Warranty.
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CAUTION: THIS LIMITED WARRANTY ONLY COVERS VIDIKRON PRODUCTS PURCHASED FROM VIDIKRON AUTHORIZED DEALERS.
ALL OTHER PRODUCTS ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THIS WARRANTY. MOREOVER, DAMAGE
RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM IMPROPER INSTALLATION OR SETUP IS SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE
UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT INSTALLATION AND SETUP WORK BE PERFORMED ONLY BY AN
AUTHORIZED VIDIKRON DEALER TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THIS WARRANTY. THIS WILL ALSO ENSURE THAT YOU ENJOY
THE FINE PERFORMANCE OF WHICH YOUR VIDIKRON PRODUCT IS CAPABLE WHEN INSTALLED AND CALIBRATED BY VIDIKRON
AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL.
RIGHTS, LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS:
EFFECTIVE WARRANTY DATE:
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Vidikron limits its obligations under any implied warranties under state laws to a period not to exceed the warranty period. There
are no express warranties. Vidikron also excludes any obligation on its part for incidental or consequential damages related to the
failure of this product to function properly. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. So the above limitations or exclusions may
not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
This warranty begins on the effective date of delivery to the end user. For your convenience, keep the original bill of sale as
evidence of the purchase date.
IMPORTANT – WARRANTY REGISTRATION:
Please fill out and mail your warranty registration card. It is imperative that Vidikron knows how to reach you promptly if we should
discover a safety problem or product update for which you must be notified.
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CONTACT A VIDIKRON AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER TO OBTAIN SERVICE:
Repairs made under the terms of this Limited Warranty covering your Vidikron video product will be performed at the location of
the product, during usual working hours, providing location of product is within normal operating distance from a Vidikron
Authorized Service Center. In some instances it may be necessary for the product to be returned to the Vidikron factory for repairs.
If, solely in Vidikron’s judgment, location of product to be repaired is beyond normal operating distance of the closest Vidikron
Authorized Service Center, or the repair requires the unit be returned to the Vidikron factory, it is the owner’s responsibility to
arrange for shipment of the product for repair. These arrangements must be made through the selling Vidikron Dealer. If this is not
possible, contact Vidikron directly for a Return Authorization number and shipping instructions. Vidikron will return product
transportation prepaid in the United States, unless no product defect is discovered. In that instance, shipping costs will be the
responsibility of the owner.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS:
© Copyright 2007 Vidikron, a Runco International Company. This document contains proprietary information protected by
copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. All rights are reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced by any
mechanical, electronic or other means, in any form, without prior written permission of the manufacturer.
Vidikron, Vision, DVSI, Imagix, CineWide, AutoScope, V2 Aperture Control, CSMS and IntelliWide are trademarks of Runco, LLC. All
other trademarks and registered trademarks used in this document are the property of their respective owners.
Vidikron products are manufactured under one or more of the following patents: US. Patent 6755540 and Other Patents Pending.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
To locate the name and address of the nearest Vidikron Authorized Service Center, or for additional information about this Limited
Warranty, please call or write:
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VIDIKRON
Attn: Customer Service Department
2900 Faber Street
Union City, CA 94587
Ph: (510) 324-5900
Fax: (510) 324-5905
Toll Free: (888) 4VIDIKRON
VIDIKRON PRODUCT INFORMATION
RETAIN THIS INFORMATION FOR YOUR RECORDS
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Model Purchased
Date
Serial Number
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Vidikron Authorized Dealer Name
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Address
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City
State/Province
Postal Code
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Phone
Fax
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Safety Precautions
Thank you for your purchase of this quality Vidikron video product! It has been designed to provide you with the quality of video
that is expected in a home theater. For the best performance, please read this manual carefully as it is your guide through the
menus and operation.
WARNING
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
CAUTION
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
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CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
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CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
To turn off main power, be sure to remove the plugs from power outlets. The power outlet socket should be installed as near to the
equipment as possible, and should be easily accessible.
WARNING
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARDS, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. ALSO DO NOT USE THIS UNIT’S
POLARIZED PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLETS, UNLESS THE PRONGS CAN BE FULLY INSERTED.
REFRAIN FROM OPENING THE CABINET AS THERE ARE HIGH-VOLTAGE COMPONENTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class ‘B’ digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the Installation Manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in
a residential area may cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own
expense.
DOC Compliance Notice
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Please read and follow the safety precautions listed below to ensure the equipment is free from damage, and to ensure that no
injury will occur as a result of improper use.
• Do not insert any object, especially metal or liquids, into the plasma display.
• Do not place any objects containing water or any other liquid on top of the plasma display.
• Do not place the units in direct sunlight, near heaters or in extremely dusty or humid locations.
• Do not install this system outdoors or otherwise exposed to the elements.
• Do not place heavy objects on top of the plasma display.
• If the power cord is damaged or frayed in any way, electrical shock and/or fire may result. Do not place objects on the power
cord, and keep the cord away from heat-emitting devices. Should the power cord become damaged in any way, please contact
your Vidikron Dealer for a replacement cord.
• Do not remove the cover of the plasma display for any reason. If any problems arise with the unit, please contact a Vidikron
Dealer or Vidikron for service. Removing the covers will void the warranty.
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Table of Contents
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THREE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY .......................................................................................... iii
Safety Precautions ................................................................................................................... vi
1. Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 1
About This Manual ............................................................................................................................................ 1
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Target Audience......................................................................................................................................... 1
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If You Have Comments About This Manual... .................................................................................. 1
Textual and Graphic Conventions ....................................................................................................... 1
Using This Manual ............................................................................................................................................. 2
Description, Features and Benefits ............................................................................................................. 3
Key Features and Benefits....................................................................................................................... 3
Parts List ....................................................................................................................................................... 4
2. Controls and Functions ...................................................................................................... 5
PlasmaView at a Glance .................................................................................................................................. 5
Controls and Indicators ........................................................................................................................... 5
Connectors................................................................................................................................................... 7
PlasmaView Remote Control .......................................................................................................................10
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3. Installation ........................................................................................................................ 13
Remote Control ................................................................................................................................................13
Notes on Batteries ...................................................................................................................................13
Notes on Remote Control Operation................................................................................................13
Quick Setup .......................................................................................................................................................15
Installation Considerations ..........................................................................................................................16
High-Altitude Operation .......................................................................................................................16
Mounting the PlasmaView on a Wall or Table Stand..................................................................16
Ambient Light ...........................................................................................................................................17
Ventilation ..................................................................................................................................................17
Other Considerations .............................................................................................................................18
Connections to the PlasmaView ................................................................................................................19
Video Connections ..................................................................................................................................19
Audio Connections..................................................................................................................................23
RS-232 Controller Connection ............................................................................................................25
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4. Operation .......................................................................................................................... 27
Turning on the Power ....................................................................................................................................27
Changing the OSD Language .....................................................................................................................27
Selecting an Input Source ............................................................................................................................28
Viewing Input Signal Information .............................................................................................................28
Setting the Computer Display Properties ...............................................................................................28
Changing the Aspect Ratio ..........................................................................................................................29
Using the On-Screen Menus ........................................................................................................................32
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Main Menu .................................................................................................................................................34
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Picture..........................................................................................................................................................34
Screen ..........................................................................................................................................................38
Set-Up ..........................................................................................................................................................39
Option..........................................................................................................................................................41
Option (Installer Adjust Mode) ...........................................................................................................43
Using Picture-In-Picture (PIP) ......................................................................................................................47
Selecting a PIP Source............................................................................................................................48
Swapping the Main and PIP Windows .............................................................................................48
Changing the PIP Position ....................................................................................................................48
Enlarging One Part of the Screen ..............................................................................................................49
5. Maintenance and Troubleshooting ................................................................................ 51
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Cleaning ..............................................................................................................................................................51
Cleaning the Display Panel Body and Remote Control..............................................................51
Cleaning the Screen................................................................................................................................51
Cleaning the Vents ..................................................................................................................................51
Troubleshooting Tips .....................................................................................................................................51
6. Serial Communications .................................................................................................... 53
RS-232 Connection and Port Configuration ..........................................................................................53
Serial Command Syntax ................................................................................................................................53
Example.......................................................................................................................................................53
7. Specifications .................................................................................................................... 65
PlasmaView Specifications ...........................................................................................................................65
PlasmaView Dimensions ...............................................................................................................................67
Computer/Video Signal Compatibility ....................................................................................................70
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2-1. PlasmaView Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2-2. PlasmaView Model VP-4200 Connector Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2-3. PlasmaView Model VP-5000 Connector Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2-4. PlasmaView Model VP-6000 Connector Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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2-5. PlasmaView Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
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3-1. Available Range of the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3-2. Ventilation Requirements for Enclosure Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
3-3. RGB/Component Video (INPUT 1) Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3-4. ANALOG RGB OUT (INPUT 1) Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
3-5. DVI-D (INPUT 2) Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
3-6. Composite or S-Video (INPUT 3) Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
3-7. Component Video (INPUT 4) Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
3-8. DVI-D (INPUT 5) Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
3-9. Attaching the Small Ferrite Cores to Audio Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
3-10. Connecting Audio Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
3-11. Audio Output Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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3-12. Connecting Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
3-13. RS-232 Control System Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
4-1. Attaching the Ferrite Cores to the Power Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
4-2. PlasmaView OSD Menu Structure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
4-3. Typical PLUGE Pattern for Adjusting Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
4-4. Typical Gray Bar Pattern for Adjusting Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
4-5. Typical Color Bar Pattern for Adjusting Color Saturation and Tint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
4-6. Typical Test Pattern for Adjusting Sharpness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
4-7. Audio System Functional Block Diagram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
4-8. Picture Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
4-9. Viewing an Enlarged Area of the Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
7-1. PlasmaView Model VP-4200 Dimensions (with Optional Table Stand) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
7-2. PlasmaView Model VP-5000 Dimensions (with Optional Table Stand) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
7-3. PlasmaView Model VP-6000 Dimensions (with Optional Table Stand) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
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This Owner’s Manual describes how to install, set up and operate a Vidikron PlasmaView
High-Definition Plasma Display (Model VP-4200, VP-4200a, VP-5000, VP-5000a, VP-6000 or
VP-6000a).
Introduction
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About This Manual
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Throughout this manual, all six models are referred to collectively as the “PlasmaView.”
Except where noted, the features and functions described in this manual are common to all
PlasmaView models.
Vidikron has prepared this manual to help home theater installers and end users get the
most out of the PlasmaView.
Target Audience
Vidikron has made every effort to ensure that this manual is accurate as of the date it was
printed. However, because of ongoing product improvements and customer feedback, it
may require updating from time to time. You can always find the latest version of this and
other Vidikron product manuals on-line, at www.Vidikron.com.
Vidikron welcomes your comments about this manual. Send them to info@Vidikron.com.
If You Have Comments About
This Manual...
Text Conventions: The following conventions are used in this manual, in order to clarify the
information and instructions provided:
Textual and Graphic
Conventions
• Remote control button identifiers are set in upper-case bold type; for example, “Press EXIT
to return to the previous menu.”
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• Computer or control system input (commands you type or program into the control
system) and output (responses that appear on-screen) is shown in monospace
(fixed-width) type; for example: “To change the aspect ratio to Letterbox, send the
command 02 2A 2A 53 5A 4D 53 30 33 03.”
• All keys with functional names are initial-capped, set in bold type and enclosed in angle
brackets. These keys are the following: <Enter>, <spacebar>, <Ctrl>, <Esc>
and <Tab>.
• <Enter> indicates that you may press either the RETURN or ENTER key on your keyboard
if it has both keys.
In addition to these conventions, underlining, boldface and/or italics are occasionally used to
highlight important information, as in this example:
WARNING
To prevent image retention (burn-in) on your display, ALWAYS use a
screen saver and set it to the shortest possible time.
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Graphic Conventions: These symbols appear in numerous places throughout the manual,
to emphasize points that you must keep in mind to avoid problems with your equipment or
injury:
TIPS highlight time-saving short cuts and helpful guidelines for using
certain features.
Note
NOTES emphasize text with unusual importance or special significance.
They also provide supplemental information.
Caution
CAUTIONS alert users that a given action or omitted action can degrade
performance or cause a malfunction.
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WARNING
DANGER!
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Tip
WARNINGS appear when a given action or omitted action can result in
damage to the equipment, or possible non-fatal injury to the user.
DANGER appears when a given action can cause severe injury or death.
Use the following table to locate the specific information you need in this manual.
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If you need...
... Turn to page:
Information about obtaining service
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General information about the PlasmaView High-Definition Plasma
Display
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Installation instructions
13
First-time configuration instructions
27
Advanced configuration instructions
42
Troubleshooting tips
51
Specifications for the PlasmaView High-Definition Plasma Display
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Introduction
The PlasmaView High-Definition Plasma Display combines high-resolution quality and
affordability into one package. It has all of the features that one has come to expect from a
Vidikron product, including high-quality video processing, aspect ratio control and ease of
use. The advanced Vidikron processing inside the PlasmaView combined with its high native
resolution allows the most accurate scaling for all types of signals, including DVD
(progressive or interlaced), all currently-available HDTV formats and computers.
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Benefits
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For video originally made in film, the PlasmaView has built-in 3:2 pulldown for the sharpest
and most artifact-free images possible. Like all Vidikron plasmas, it can be mounted on a wall,
ceiling or placed on a tabletop and is bright enough for use in any lighting situation: its size is
such that it can be the centerpiece of many home theaters.
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The PlasmaView offers a resolution of up to 1365 x 768 and discrete aspect ratio control with
IntelliWide™ mode to fill a 16:9 screen with standard 4:3 images without loss of picture
quality. Also included are discrete source selection, multi-language support and an RS-232
interface for whole-house or automated control system integration.
The PlasmaView High-Definition Plasma Display has been carefully engineered with ISF™
calibration standards for superb video performance. At less than 5.25 inches deep, it can be
wall-mounted or used on a tabletop stand.
For high-altitude installations, Vidikron also offers the VP-4200a, VP-5000a and VP-6000a
with industry-leading high-altitude compliance to over 9000 feet (2,740 meters) mean sea
level (MSL). The VP-4200a, VP-5000a and VP-6000a share all other features and specifications
with the VP-4200, VP-5000a and VP-6000 respectively.
The PlasmaView offers these key features and benefits:
• Screen Size (diagonal): 42 inches (Model VP-4200), 50 inches (Model VP-5000) or 60 inches
(Model VP-6000)
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• 16:9 Native Resolution: 1024 x 768 (Model VP-4200) or 1365 x 768 (Models VP-5000 and
VP-6000)
• Multiple Aspect Ratios with IntelliWide™ Mode
• Less than 5-1/4 inches deep
• Dual DVI Inputs with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
• HDTV Compatible
• Exceptional detail and artifact-free video enhancement
• Imagix™ video processing with 3:2 film detection circuitry
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Parts List ➤
Your PlasmaView is shipped with the following items. If any items are missing or damaged,
please contact your Vidikron dealer or Vidikron Customer Service at (888) 4VIDIKRON.
• PlasmaView High-Definition Plasma Display
• AC Power Cord
• Remote Control Unit and two (2), AA-size batteries
• Cleaning Cloth
• Cable Ties (2)
• Ferrite Cores (2) (for AC power cord)
• Small Ferrite Cores (3) (for audio cables)
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• Warranty information and registration card
• Vidikron PlasmaView Owner’s Operating Manual (this document)
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• Wall Mount Kit – Vidikron part number VIHK-000300 (VP-6000) or VIHK-000200
(VP-4200/VP-5000)
– OR –
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Table Stand – Vidikron part number VIHK-000325 (VP-6000), VIHK-000530 (VP-5000) or
VIHK-000225 (VP-4200)
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Figure 2-1 shows the locations of the PlasmaView controls, indicators and connectors.
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4 (VP-6000)
4 (VP-4200/VP-5000)
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3
1
STANDBY/ON
5
MENU
INFO
/ SET
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7
INPUT ASPECT RATIO
8
9
– VOL +
10
Operation panel
on the underside
of the main unit
Figure 2-1. PlasmaView Controls and Indicators
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Controls and Indicators
Controls and Functions
DISPLAY STAND
Optional accessory for tabletop installations.
2.
REMOTE CONTROL SENSOR
Receives the signals from the remote control.
3.
STANDBY/ON INDICATOR
- Lights green to indicate normal operation;
- Flashes green (once per second) when the AUTO OFF feature is active.
- Lights red to indicate that the PlasmaView is in standby mode;
- Flashes green or red (twice per second) to indicate an error condition.
4.
HANDLES (at the rear of the panel)
ALWAYS use the handles when carrying the unit.
5.
STANDBY/ON BUTTON (
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Press to put the display into operation or standby mode.
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MENU
Press this button to show or hide the On-Screen Display (OSD) controls.
7.
INFO/SET
When the OSD controls are visible on-screen, press this button to select an OSD
sub-menu or confirm a changed setting.
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When no OSD appears on-screen, press this button to display the currently-selected
input, aspect ratio and input signal characteristics (resolution, timing etc.).
8.
INPUT/UP ( )
Press this button to switch inputs or move the cursor up in the current OSD menu.
9.
ASPECT RATIO/DOWN ( )
Press this button to change the aspect ratio (screen size) or move the cursor down in the
current OSD menu.
10. LEFT ( ) / VOL – and RIGHT ( ) / VOL +
These decrease or increase the volume of sound from the speakers, or move the cursor
left or right in the OSD mode.
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Figure 2-2, Figure 2-3 and Figure 2-4 show the rear-panel connector locations on the VP-4200
and VP-6000 respectively.
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RS-232
DVI VIDEO
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COMPONENT
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IN
10
OUT
11
12
13
OUTPUT INPUT1 INPUT2
COMBINATION
2
AUDIO
INPUT1
ANALOG RGB OUT
(D-Sub)
ANALOG RGB IN
(D-Sub)
6
7
3 4 5
Figure 2-2. PlasmaView Model VP-4200 Connector Panel
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DIGITAL RGB
(DVI-D)
AUDIO AUDIO
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RS-232C
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8
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RS-232
DVI VIDEO
COMPONENT
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OUTPUT
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INPUT1 INPUT2
INPUT1
ANALOG RGB OUT
(D-Sub)
AUDIO
RS-232C
COMBINATION
2
ANALOG RGB IN
(D-Sub)
INPUT2
DIGITAL RGB
(DVI-D)
AUDIO AUDIO
3 4 5
6
7
8
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Figure 2-3. PlasmaView Model VP-5000 Connector Panel
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RS-232
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DVI VIDEO
COMPONENT
10
9
IN
11
12
13
OUT
OUTPUT
INPUT1 INPUT2
INPUT1
ANALOG RGB OUT
(D-Sub)
1
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AUDIO
RS-232C
COMBINATION
15
2
ANALOG RGB IN
(D-Sub)
INPUT2
DIGITAL RGB
(DVI-D)
AUDIO AUDIO
3 4 5
6
7
8
Figure 2-4. PlasmaView Model VP-6000 Connector Panel
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COMBINATION IN/OUT
Used to control multiple PlasmaView monitors collectively. Use a 6-pin, mini-DIN cable
(all pins wired straight-through).
2.
Not used.
3.
AUDIO (OUTPUT) (3.5-mm stereo mini jack)
Used to output the audio of the selected source component connected to the plasma
display to an AV amplifier or similar component. The output level is fixed.
4.
AUDIO (INPUT 1) (3.5-mm stereo mini jack)
Connect this jack to the audio output connector(s) of the device connected to INPUT 1.
5.
AUDIO (INPUT 2) (3.5-mm stereo mini jack)
Connect this jack to the audio output connector(s) of the device connected to INPUT 2.
6.
ANALOG RGB OUT (INPUT 1) (15-pin D-Sub)
If desired, connect this output to the RGB input of a second display device.
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This output is not active when the PlasmaView is off or in standby mode.
ANALOG RGB IN (INPUT 1) (15-pin D-Sub)
For connecting components that have RGB or component output jacks such as a
personal computer or external DTV decoder (a break out cable is needed for BNC-type
connection).
8.
DIGITAL RGB (INPUT 2) (DVI-D, HDCP-compliant)
VESA-standard digital video input from a personal computer, or digital video from a DVD
player or HD set-top box.
9.
RS-232 (9-pin, female D-Sub)
Connect the RS-232 output from your computer or automation/control system to this
input.
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10. DVI VIDEO (INPUT 5) (DVI-D, HDCP-compliant)
This DVI input will process digital video 480p, 720p and 1080i signals (computer rates are
not recommended).
11. AUDIO (INPUT 5 / INPUT 4 / INPUT 3) (3.5-mm stereo mini jack)
Used for external audio input from video sources connected to Inputs 5, 4 and 3.
12. INPUT 4
Interlaced or progressive component input (480p to 1080i, 50 or 60 Hz; 480i not
recommended – use INPUT 3 instead).
13. INPUT 3 (S-Video or Composite Video Input)
For connecting a VCR, camcorder, laser disc player or DVD player. Use the push button
between the two connectors to select S-Video or Composite Video on Input 3 (only one
can be active at a time).
14. EXTERNAL SPEAKER OUTPUT (RIGHT)
For connection of an external right speaker with an impedance of 6 ohms.
15. EXTERNAL SPEAKER OUTPUT (LEFT)
For connection of an external left speaker with an impedance of 6 ohms.
16. AC POWER INPUT
Connect the PlasmaView to power here, using the included power cord.
17. MAIN POWER SWITCH
Connects or disconnects the PlasmaView from the AC power source.
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2.2
PlasmaView Remote
Control
Figure 2-5 shows the PlasmaView remote control. The paragraphs that follow describe its
functionality.
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POWER
ASPECT RGB
RATIO SETUP
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2
INFO
RGB-HD
DVI-D
1
2
S/V
COMP
DVI VIDEO
3
4
5
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INPUT SELECTION
MENU
13
MAGNIFY
3
14
4
SET
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PIP FUNCTION
6
SPLIT
7
MUTE
8
SUB INPUT
SWAP
PIP SHIFT
VOLUME
P-OFF
P-ON
+
CLEAR
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16
17
18
9
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Figure 2-5. PlasmaView Remote Control
1.
ASPECT RATIO
Press this button repeatedly to select a display aspect ratio.
2.
INPUT SELECT
Press one of these buttons to select an input.
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MENU
Press this button to show or hide the OSD controls.
4.
Directional Buttons ( / / / )
Use these buttons to navigate the OSD menus and adjust various settings.
5.
SET BUTTON
Press this button to adjust or enter various settings on the unit.
6.
SUB INPUT
When using the Picture-in-Picture (PIP) feature, press this button repeatedly to select a
sub-input source.
7.
SPLIT
Press this button to change the PIP mode (picture-in-picture, side-by-side or off).
8.
MUTE
Press this button to mute the speakers connected to the PlasmaView speaker outputs.
Press it again to restore the sound.
9.
P-OFF (pin hole)
Using a straightened paper clip or similar object, press this button to program a discrete
IR code for powering off the PlasmaView into a control/automation system.
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10. RGB SETUP
When using INPUT 1 to display images from a computer, press this button to
automatically set the Position, Clock and Phase settings to their optimum values.
11. STANDBY/ON (
)
Press to put the display into operation or standby mode.
12. INFO
Displays currently-selected input, aspect ratio and signal timing information.
13. INSTALLER ADJUST (pin hole)
Used to access the INSTALLER ADJUST menus.
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14. MAGNIFY
Press this button to select and enlarge one part of the screen image.
15. SWAP
When using the Picture-in-Picture (PIP) feature, press this button to replace the main
screen with the sub-screen or vice versa.
16. PIP SHIFT
Press this button to change the position of the smaller PIP sub-window (lower right,
upper right, lower left or upper left).
17. VOLUME + / Use these buttons to increase or decrease the volume of sound from the speakers.
18. CLEAR (pin hole)
Using a straightened paper clip or similar object, press this button to clear a screen
maintenance program (refer to Screen Maint. on page 43).
19. P-ON (pin hole)
Using a straightened paper clip or similar object, press this button to program a discrete
IR code for powering on the PlasmaView into a control/automation system.
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To install batteries in the remote control:
2.
Insert the batteries included with the
remote control. Ensure that the
polarities correctly match the
and
markings inside the battery
compartment.
3.
Replace the battery cover.
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Remote Control
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Remove the battery cover from the
back of the remote control.
Two AA (R6)
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• When installing batteries, make sure that the battery polarities are correct.
Notes on Batteries
• Do not mix an old battery with a new one or different types of batteries.
• If you will not use the remote control for a long time, remove the batteries to avoid
damage from battery leakage.
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The remote control can be used to control the PlasmaView within the ranges shown in Figure
3-1.
Approx.
23 ft (7m)
POWER
ASPECT RGB
RATIO SETUP
RGB-HD
1
INFO
DVI-D
2
S/V
COMP
3
DVI VIDEO
4
5
INPUT SELECTION
MENU
MAGNIFY
SET
PIP FUNCTION
SPLIT
SUB INPUT
MUTE
SWAP
PIP SHIFT
VOLUME
P-OFF
P-ON
+
CLEAR
Figure 3-1. Available Range of the Remote Control
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Notes on Remote Control
Operation
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• Do not drop the remote control or expose it to moisture or high temperature.
• The remote control may malfunction under a fluorescent lamp. If that occurs, move the
plasma display away from the fluorescent lamp.
• Make sure that there is nothing obstructing the infrared beam between the remote
control and the IR receiver on the plasma display.
Note
The signal from the remote control can be reflected by walls or other
surfaces.
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• If the effective range of the remote control decreases, or it stops working, replace the
batteries with new ones.
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happens, point the remote control at the plasma display and repeat the operation.
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Table 3-1 gives a quick overview of the PlasmaView installation process. The sections
following this one provide detailed instructions.
Note
Installation should be performed by a qualified custom video installation
specialist.
For Details, refer to
page...
Procedure
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Table 3-1. Installation Overview
Mount the PlasmaView on a wall or table stand
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2
Connect signal sources to the PlasmaView
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3
Connect external controller to RS-232 port (optional)
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4
Apply power to the PlasmaView
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5
Change the OSD language, if desired
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6
If using the PlasmaView with a computer, adjust computer
display properties
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34 through 40
7
Display calibration: adjust the following for each input; save
settings when finished:
• Aspect ratio
• Brightness
• Contrast
• Color level
• Tint
• Sharpness
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3.2
Quick Setup
Installation
3.3
Installation Considerations
Proper installation of your PlasmaView will ensure the highest possible picture quality.
Whether you are installing the PlasmaView temporarily or permanently, you should take the
following into account to ensure that it performs optimally.
High-Altitude Operation ➤
Due to the design of all plasma glass panels made by every manufacturer, and the interaction
between ambient air pressure and the plasma gases contained inside of the panel, reliable
operation of your plasma display cannot be assured during operation at certain high-altitude
locations.
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Vidikron has found this plasma monitor to operate reliably at altitudes of up to 6000 MSL
(mean sea level). At elevations higher than this, each panel may react differently, depending
upon the altitude, air pressure, humidity and other meteorological factors.
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PlasmaView at altitudes greater than 6000 feet above sea level. If you are planning to use this
product at a location above 6000 feet, please contact Vidikron technical support for further
information.
Mounting the PlasmaView on ➤
a Wall or Table Stand
To install the PlasmaView, you will need either an optional table stand or wall-mounting kit.
The PlasmaView cannot be installed on its own.
If you do decide to wall-mount the PlasmaView, ensure that the wall-mount bracket is
installed according to the instructions included with it. The wall must be capable of
supporting a redundant weight factor three (3) times the weight of the display, or be
reinforced.
Vidikron recommends that this be done by a custom installation specialist.
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Note
Use only a Vidikron-approved wall-mount kit or table stand that is
specifically designed for your display (refer to page 4).
You can attach your optional mounts or stand to the PlasmaView in either of two ways:
• While it is upright.
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• As it lies flat with the screen face
down. Place the protective sheet,
which was wrapped around the
plasma monitor when it was
packaged, between the screen and
your work surface to avoid
scratching or otherwise damaging
the screen surface.
Ambient Light
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In general, minimize or eliminate light sources directed at the display. Contrast ratio in your
images will be noticeably reduced if light directly strikes the display, such as when a shaft of
light from a window or floodlight falls on the image. Images may then appear washed out
and less vibrant.
50mm (2")
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50mm (2")
50mm (2")
Wall
50mm (2")
If you are mounting the PlasmaView in an enclosure, leave at least 2 inches (50 mm) of space
on all sides between it and surrounding objects, as shown in Figure 3-2. This allows heat to
disperse, maintaining the proper operating temperature.
Wall
50mm (2")
Figure 3-2. Ventilation Requirements for Enclosure Mounting
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Ventilation
Installation
Other Considerations ➤
Other considerations and tips that can help improve your installation, avoid damage and
prolong operating life:
• Keep the ambient temperature constant and below 35°C (95°F). Keep the display away
from heating and/or air conditioning vents. Changes in temperature may cause drifts in
the display circuitry, which may affect performance.
• Keep the PlasmaView away from devices that radiate electromagnetic energy such as
motors and transformers. Common sources of these include slide projectors, speakers,
power amplifiers and elevators.
• Handle the unit carefully when installing it. When carrying it, use the built-in handles; DO
NOT touch or hold the screen face.
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• Set the unit away from heat, excessive dust, and direct sunlight.
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• Protect the inside of the unit from liquids and small metal objects. In case of accident,
unplug the power cord and have it serviced by an authorized Vidikron Service Center.
• Do not hit or scratch the panel surface as this causes flaws on the surface of the screen.
• For correct installation and mounting it is strongly recommended to use a trained,
authorized dealer.
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• To avoid sulfurization, it is strongly recommended not to place the unit in a dressing room
in a public bath or hot spring bath.
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Proceed as follows to connect the PlasmaView to your video sources, external controller(s) –
if present – and AC power.
When connecting your equipment:
3.4
Connections to the
PlasmaView
• Turn off all equipment before making any connections.
• Use the correct signal cables for each source.
• Ensure that the cables are securely connected. Tighten the thumbscrews on connectors
that have them.
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Connect your video sources to the PlasmaView as shown and described in the sections that
follow.
INPUT1
ANALOG RGB IN
(D-Sub)
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(D-Sub)
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decoder with an RGB or component output to the ANALOG RGB IN input on the PlasmaView,
as shown in Figure 3-3.
Figure 3-3. RGB/Component Video (INPUT 1) Connection
Note
1. The PlasmaView accepts “sync-on-green” and composite sync RGB
signals on INPUT1, as well as separate sync (RGBHV) signals. For more
computer signal compatibility information, refer to Computer/Video
Signal Compatibility on page 70.
2. Some Macintosh computers may require a Macintosh video adapter.
Contact your nearest authorized service center or dealer.
3. INPUT 1 supports the VESA Display Data Channel (DDC 1/2B) standard.
This standard provides “Plug and Play” capability; the display and a
VESA DDC-compatible computer communicate their setting
requirements, allowing for quick and easy setup.
In order for Plug and Play to work correctly, you must turn on the
PlasmaView before you turn on the connected computer.
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Video Connections
Installation
ANALOG RGB OUT (INPUT 1) Connection: The PlasmaView has an RGB output for looping
the signal received at INPUT 1 out to a second RGB display device. Connect the second
display device to the ANALOG RGB OUT connector as shown in Figure 3-4.
INPUT1
ANALOG RGB IN
(D-Sub)
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ANALOG RGB OUT
(D-Sub)
To external monitor
Figure 3-4. ANALOG RGB OUT (INPUT 1) Connection
Note
A video signal is not output when the PlasmaView is powered off or in
standby mode.
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DVI-D (INPUT 2) Connection: The PlasmaView has a DVI-D input for connecting a personal
computer, DVD player, DTV decoder or any other device with a DVI output. Connect such
devices to INPUT 2 as shown in Figure 3-5. Use a 24-pin, DVI-D (digital only) cable.
INPUT2
DIGITAL RGB
(DVI-D)
Figure 3-5. DVI-D (INPUT 2) Connection
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Tip
Use the DVI inputs whenever possible. This ensures the highest video
quality because the signal is carried in the digital domain throughout the
entire signal path, from source component output into the display.
Note
1. For computer signal compatibility information, refer to
Computer/Video Signal Compatibility on page 70.
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2. INPUT 2 supports the VESA Display Data Channel (DDC 2B) standard.
This standard provides “Plug and Play” capability; the display and a
VESA DDC-compatible computer communicate their setting
requirements, allowing for quick and easy setup.
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PlasmaView before you turn on the connected computer.
Composite/S-Video (INPUT 3) Connections: The PlasmaView has S-Video and Composite
video inputs for connecting a VCR, camcorder, laser disc player, DVD player or other
standard-definition (480i) source. Connect such devices to INPUT 3 as shown in Figure 3-6.
To switch between the Composite and S-Video input, press the SELECT button between the
two connectors.
Note
You cannot switch from the Composite to the S-Video input (or vice versa)
using the remote control.
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Press to switch between
Composite and S-Video input
AV component
Figure 3-6. Composite or S-Video (INPUT 3) Connection
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Component Video (INPUT 4) Connection: If you have a DVD player or DTV decoder with a
component (YPbPr) output, connect it to INPUT 4 as shown in Figure 3-7.
Tip
For best results, use INPUT 4 for 480p and higher-resolution sources only.
(Use INPUT 3 for standard-definition (480i) sources).
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Figure 3-7. Component Video (INPUT 4) Connection
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DVI-D Video (INPUT 5) Connection: The PlasmaView has a DVI-D input for connecting a
DVD player, DTV decoder or any other device with a DVI output (computer signals are not
supported). Connect such devices to INPUT 5 as shown in Figure 3-8. Use a 24-pin, DVI-D
(digital only) cable.
DVI VIDEO
COMPONENT
Figure 3-8. DVI-D (INPUT 5) Connection
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Attaching the Ferrite Cores to the Audio Cables: Three (3), small ferrite cores are provided
with the PlasmaView. Before connecting your audio equipment, attach a ferrite core to each
audio cable as shown in Figure 3-9. Doing so will reduce radio frequency interference (RFI)
emissions to a level that conforms to FCC regulations.
Wind the audio cable around the ferrite core once, then fasten the catch. If you are using all
five audio inputs and/or the audio output (see Figure 3-11), obtain and install additional
ferrite cores as needed.
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Figure 3-9. Attaching the Small Ferrite Cores to Audio Cables
Audio Inputs: The PlasmaView has five (5), stereo audio inputs; each one corresponds to a
video input.
Connect the audio outputs from your source components to these inputs using a cable with
a stereo miniplug at the PlasmaView end and the appropriate connector(s) (stereo miniplug
or dual RCA plugs) at the other end; see Figure 3-10.
INPUT 1 / INPUT 2
INPUT1
INPUT2
AUDIO AUDIO
AUDIO
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INPUT 5 / INPUT 4 / INPUT 3
COMPONENT
Figure 3-10. Connecting Audio Inputs
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Audio Connections
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Audio Output: The PlasmaView has a stereo audio output for connection to an external A/V
receiver or powered speakers. The audio signal corresponding to the selected video input is
output to both the speakers and this audio output.
Note
The audio output level is fixed. (The volume and mute controls affect only
the speaker outputs.)
OUTPUT
INPUT1 INPUT2
AUDIO AUDIO
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equipment; see Figure 3-11.
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Figure 3-11. Audio Output Connection
Speakers: The PlasmaView has an internal, 8W per channel stereo amplifier that can drive a
pair of stereo speakers. Connect the
(positive) and
(negative) speaker wires to the EXT
SPEAKER terminals on both the LEFT and RIGHT channels; see Figure 3-12. Maintain the
correct polarity. For more information, refer to the owner’s manual for your speakers.
m
12 m
Twist exposed
wire strands
together.
Push tab to the open
position, and insert the
wire. Then, close tab
firmly to secure the wire
in place.
Figure 3-12. Connecting Speakers
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Use a 9-pin, straight-through RS-232 cable to connect a PC or home theater
control/automation system (if present) to the RS-232 port (located next to INPUT 5) on the
PlasmaView; see Figure 3-13.
For more information about using this connection, refer to Serial Communications on
page 53.
3
2
RCV DATA
RCV DATA
XMT DATA
SIG GND
SIG GND
3
PlasmaView
2
RS-232
NO CONNECTION
1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
DB-9 Female
DVI VIDEO
5
1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Figure 3-13. RS-232 Control System Connection
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Turn on your source components.
2.
Attach the two included ferrite cores to each end of the AC power cable as shown in
Figure 4-1. Doing so will reduce radio frequency interference (RFI) emissions to a level
that conforms to FCC regulations. Use the supplied cable ties to secure the cores in
place.
4.1
Turning on the Power
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Ferrite core
Cable tie
To power outlet
To AC IN
AC power cord
As close as possible
Figure 4-1. Attaching the Ferrite Cores to the Power Cable
Plug the female end of the power cord into
the AC receptacle on the rear of the
PlasmaView (AC 100V ~ 240V). Connect the
other end to your AC power source.
4.
Set the main power switch at the rear of the
PlasmaView (see Figure 2-4) to the “on”
position. Its power indicator lights red.
5.
Press the POWER button on the underside
of the PlasmaView (see Figure 2-1) or the
remote control (see Figure 2-5). The power
indicator lights solid green.
6.
After a brief warm-up period (approximately 10 seconds), the PlasmaView will display an
image.
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3.
The PlasmaView OSD language is initially set to English, but can also display the menus in
German (Deutsch), French (Français), Spanish (Español) or Italian (Italiano). To change the
OSD language:
1.
Press MENU.
2.
Press
3.
Press SET to select Language.
4.
Press the right- or left-arrow button ( or ) to highlight the desired language and
press SET. The change takes effect immediately.
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4.2
Changing the OSD
Language
Operation
4.3
Selecting an Input Source
To select an input source, press a numbered button on
the remote control corresponding to that input.
RGB-HD
DVI-D
1
2
INFO
S/V
COMP
DVI VIDEO
3
4
5
INPUT SELECTION
4.4
Viewing Input Signal
Information
INPUT1
FH : 31.5kHz
FV : 60.0Hz
640X480
POL.H : NEGA
POL.V : POSI
PIX BY PIX
To maximize image quality when using the PlasmaView with a personal computer, you may
need to adjust the display properties of your computer’s video card. To do this on a
Microsoft® Windows®-based PC:
1.
Choose Settings from the Windows Start
Menu and click on “Control Panel.”
2.
Double click on the Display icon.
3.
Click the Settings tab on the display dialog
box.
4.
Adjust the resolution to 1024x768 pixels.
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Setting the Computer
Display Properties
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PlasmaView display the currently-selected input, signal
timing information (frequency and polarity) and aspect
ratio. This information stays on-screen for about five
seconds.
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Click the Advanced button and click the
Monitor tab on the dialog box. Set the
vertical frequency to 60Hz and click OK.
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5.
1. The native resolution of the VP-4200 is 1024 x 768; the native resolution
of the VP-5000 and VP-6000 is 1365 x 768. Other horizontal or vertical
resolutions may be scaled upward or downward to fit the display.
2. With most computers, you can get the best picture at 1024 x 768 @
60Hz.
WARNING
To prevent image retention (burn-in) on your display, ALWAYS use a
screen saver and set it to the shortest possible time.
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RGB Setup (Input 1 only): After adjusting the computer’s display properties, press the RGB
SETUP button on the remote control to have the PlasmaView automatically adjust the size,
position, and quality of the displayed image.
DVI Setup (Input 2 only): After adjusting the computer’s display properties, configure Input
2 for plug-and-play operation; refer to DVI Setup (Input 2 only) on page 40.
To change the aspect ratio (size and shape) of the projected image, press the ASPECT RATIO
button repeatedly on the remote control. Select the appropriate aspect ratio for the type of
program material being viewed; refer to Table 4-1.
Note
1. Not all aspect ratios are available on some inputs. For example,
Standard 4:3 is not available on Input 5.
2. The aspect ratio selection is saved independently for each input.
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4.6
Changing the Aspect Ratio
Operation
Table 4-1. Aspect Ratio Settings
Aspect Ratio
Description
16:9
(Anamorphic)
Select 16:9 (Anamorphic) to view 16:9
DVDs and HDTV programs in their native
aspect ratio.
16:9 Image on
16:9 Screen (Display)
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4:3 images are stretched horizontally to fit
a 16:9 screen.
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16:9 Screen (Display)
4:3 (Standard)
4:3 Image on
16:9 Screen (Display)
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Letterbox
4:3 Image on
16:9 Display
(Letterbox aspect ratio)
IntelliWide
Standard 4:3 scales the input signal to fit
in the center of the 16:9 screen. 4:3 is the
aspect ratio used by computer monitors,
standard television programming and
most VHS video cassettes.
Letterbox mode scales (zooms in on) a 4:3
image linearly (by the same amount on all
sides) to fill a 16:9 display.
Letterbox is best suited for viewing
LaserDisc movies or non-anamorphic
DVDs on a 16:9 screen.
IntelliWide scales a 4:3 image NON-linearly
(more on the sides than in the center) to fit
a 16:9 screen.
4:3 Image on
16:9 Screen (Display)
4:3 Image on
16:9 Screen
with IntelliWide
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Table 4-1. Aspect Ratio Settings (continued)
Aspect Ratio
Description
2.35:1
A 2.35:1 image is stretched
anamorphically in both directions to fill a
16:9 display area.
2.35:1 Image on
16:9 Screen
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The 2.35:1 image is cropped on all sides.
14:9
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2.35:1 Image on
16:9 Screen with
“2.35:1”
14:9 scales the input signal to fit in the
center of the 16:9 screen.
Active Image
Area (14:9)
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Image within
1365x768 Display
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Select PIX BY PIX to display a computer
screen image in the center of the display
with no re-sizing. Resolutions lower than
1024x768 (VP-4200) or 1365x768
(VP-5000/VP-6000) will result in a black
border around the image; with higher
resolutions, the image will be cropped.
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Operation
4.7
Using the On-Screen
Menus
To use the on-screen menus:
1.
Press MENU on either the remote control or the PlasmaView control panel (see Figure
2-1) to display the Main Menu. Or, using a straightened paper clip or similar object, press
the Installer Adjust menu button located below the Input 4 button on the remote
control (see Figure 2-5) to display the Installer Adjust menu.
Note
The Installer Adjust menu is intended for use by authorized, trained
service personnel only.
To select a sub-menu, use the right- or left-arrow buttons (
3.
Use the up- or down-arrow buttons (
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2.
) to highlight it.
) to select the setting you want to change.
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4.
Do one of the following:
Press SET repeatedly until the desired value appears;
– OR –
Press SET to display an on-screen slidebar or sub-menu. Press the right- or left-arrow
button ( , ) to change that setting. (If you do not do this within five seconds, the
slidebar disappears.) Press SET to confirm the setting.
5.
If the current menu has a “RETURN” command, highlight it and press SET to return to the
previous menu. Or, press MENU to exit the OSD menu system.
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The PlasmaView OSD menus are arranged hierarchically, as shown in Figure 4-2. Depending
on the selected input source and signal characteristics, some menu options may not be
available.
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(PC signals only)
-30 ... 0 ... +30
Sharpness
-7, ... 0 ... +7
White Balance
Gamma
Factory
Image Position
Frequency Adjust
Phase Adjust
H-Size
V-Size
Image Reset
Color Temp.
Auto Off
R. Gain
G. Gain
B. Gain
R. Offset
G. Offset
B. Offset
White Bal. Reset
Return
Red
Yellow
Green
Cyan
Blue
Magenta
C. Chart Reset
Return
1.8, 1.9, 2.0 ... 2.4
Yes / No
H. Shift
V. Shift
-128 ... +127
-16 ... +15
MPEG Filter
Chroma EE
Cinema Mode
Color Space
DVI Setup
(Input 2 only)
Signal Info
Brt. Enhance
Sub Volume
Language
Energy Mode
Time/Date
Screen Maint.
(Pixel Protect)
Auto Setup Mode
Auto Function
0 ... +255
Program Timer
Return
Orbiter
Soften
On / Off
Off / Input 1
Screen Maint.
0 ... +60
-64 ... +63
(Installer Adj.:
+64 ... +191)
(PC signals only; Auto
Setup Mode must be
OFF)
Option
On
Off
00:00 ... 23:59
Pattern
Test Pattern
Sidebar Adjust
Baud Rate
ID Number
Fan Speed
OSD
Front L.E.D.
ISF Settings
Display Profile
FRC
Signal Type
Normal or Scaler
Power On Mode
Video / PC
Low / High
Off, Inverse, White,
Red, Green, Blue or
Yellow
R. Adjust
G. Adjust
B. Adjust
Auto Side Mask
Default
1200, 2400, 4800,
9600, 19200 or 38400
01h - FFh or ALL
Auto or Max
Display
Size
On / Off
Normal or ISF ccc
Underscan
Vidikron Pro
On / Off
Input
Volume
Off
Seamless Switch
Picture Orient.
Function Reset
Off, Type 1, Type 2 or
Type 3
Off, 1, 2, 3 or 4
Date
Input
Yes / No
DST: On / Off
Day, Hour, Minute
Program (On) / Off
MON, TUE ... SUN
(once only at the
selected day/time)
or
*MON, *TUE ... *SUN
(weekly)
or “*” (daily)
Yes / No
0 ... +64
RGB, Comp. 1 or
Comp. 2
Plug / Play
Black Level
Auto,
480p ... 1080i or
640x480 ... 1376x768
(choices vary per
input)
On / Off
0 ... +20
English, Français,
Español, Deutsch or
Italiano
Auto, Mute, Level 1,
Level 2 or Level 3
Present Time
(Installer Adj.:
0 ... +60)
(Installer Adj.:
0 ... +15)
Yes / No
Low, Mid-Low,
Middle, Mid-High or
High
On / Off
Off, VID NR1,
VID NR2 or VID NR3
Off, Low, Middle or
High
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Set-Up
0, +1, +2 ... +15
Tint
Color Chart
Screen
(Note 1)
(Installer Adj.:
0 ... +255)
(Note 1)
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-30 ... 0 ... +30
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Contrast
Brightness (Note 2)
Color
H. Sharpen
V. Sharpen
On
Input 1 ... Input 5 or “-”
(last)
White, Inverse, Orbiter
or “-” (last)
0 ... +255
Off / On
On / Off
Small or Large
On / Off
Normal, Pure,
Monotone or High-Cnt.
Motion, Still or Non-Std.
Input 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 or
Last
0, 1, 2 ... 42 or Last
Select 1 / Select 2:
Input 1 - 5
Flip H, Flip V, Flip HV
or Off
Yes / No
Notes:
1. Menu items in italics appear only when the PlasmaView is in Installer Adjust mode. Picture and Screen settings made in Installer Adjust mode
define the “zero point” for normal, “User-mode” adjustments. For example, setting Contrast in Installer Adjust mode defines the white level that
results when Contrast is set to 0 in “User” mode.
2. When adjusting the Brightness (black level) for RGB and Component HD (480p/720p/1080i) signals, use the “User mode” Brightness control. For
480i and digital video sources, either Brightness control (“User” mode or Installer Adjust mode) can be used.
Figure 4-2. PlasmaView OSD Menu Structure
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Operation
Main Menu ➤
Picture ➤
PLASMAVIEW
PICTURE
SCREEN
CONTRAST
BRIGHTNESS
COLOR
TINT
SHARPNESS
INPUT 3
OPTION
SET-UP
:
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
FACTORY
INSTALLER ADJ.
CONTRAST
BRIGHTNESS
COLOR
TINT
SHARPNESS
WHITE BALANCE
COLOR CHART
GAMMA
FACTORY
SET
SET
All signal types require separate processing. Therefore, you need to calibrate each input
separately.
EXIT
INPUT 3
OPTION
SET-UP
: +128
: +128
: +64
: +30
:
+8
Although it may be possible to obtain satisfactory picture quality using the naked eye and
regular program material, Vidikron recommends using the following calibration tools for
best results:
• External test pattern source – Ovation Multimedia, Video Essentials or AVIA test DVD (or
equivalent).
• A blue filter (provided with many test DVDs), for color level and tint adjustments.
:
MENU
2.2
EXIT
Connect your test pattern source to the input that you are calibrating and proceed as follows.
Perform the adjustments in the order listed here.
Brightness: On your external test pattern source, select a PLUGE pattern. (PLUGE is an
acronym for “Picture Line-Up Generation Equipment.”) Figure 4-3 shows a typical PLUGE
pattern.
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PICTURE
SCREEN
The PlasmaView has been designed to incorporate setup and calibration standards
established by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF). The ISF has developed carefully crafted,
industry-recognized standards for optimal video performance and has implemented a
training program for technicians and installers to use these standards to obtain optimal
picture quality from Vidikron video display devices. Accordingly, Vidikron recommends that
setup and calibration be performed by an ISF-certified installation technician.
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MENU
SET
Use the controls in the Picture menu to calibrate your PlasmaView for optimum picture
quality.
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The Main Menu is the starting point for accessing all PlasmaView functions. Some menu
options are available only in “Installer Adjust” mode.
Below Black
Above Black
Figure 4-3. Typical PLUGE Pattern for Adjusting Brightness
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PLUGE patterns vary but generally consist of some combination of black, white and gray
areas against a black background. The example above includes two vertical bars and four
shaded boxes.
Select Brightness from the Picture menu. Using the left- and right-arrow (
adjust the brightness so that:
) buttons,
• The darkest black bars disappear into the background.
• The dark gray areas are barely visible.
• The lighter gray areas are clearly visible.
• The white areas are a comfortable level of true white.
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• The image contains only black, gray and white (no color).
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Contrast: On your external test pattern source, select a stepped, gray-bar pattern like the
one shown in Figure 4-4.
Figure 4-4. Typical Gray Bar Pattern for Adjusting Contrast
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Select Contrast from the Picture menu. Using the left- and right-arrow (
) buttons, adjust
the contrast to a point just below which the white rectangle starts to increase in size.
Brightness and contrast controls are interactive. A change to one may
require a subtle change to the other in order to achieve the optimum
setting.
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blue
red
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magenta
green
cyan
yellow
gray
Color Saturation: On your external test pattern source, select a color bar pattern like the one
shown in Figure 4-5.
Figure 4-5. Typical Color Bar Pattern for Adjusting Color Saturation and Tint
blue
red
magenta
green
cyan
yellow
gray
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Select Color from the Picture menu. While looking at the color bar pattern through a blue
filter, adjust the color saturation level until the outermost (gray and blue) color bars appear
to be a single shade of blue:
H. Sharpen/V. Sharpen (computer signals only): Select H. Sharpen or V. Sharpen from the
Picture menu to enhance the level of detail (in the horizontal or vertical direction
respectively) in a computer screen image.
Tint: Tint or “hue” is essentially the ratio of red to green in the color portion of the image.
When tint is decreased, the image appears redder; when it is increased the image appears
greener. To set the tint, select Tint from the Picture menu. While looking at the color bar
pattern through a blue filter, adjust the tint level until the cyan and magenta color bars (on
either side of the green bar) appear to be a single shade of blue.
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Note
Like the brightness and contrast controls, the color and tint controls are
interactive. A change to one may require a subtle change to the other in
order to achieve the optimum setting.
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Sharpness: “Sharpness” is the amount of high-frequency detail in the image. To adjust
sharpness, select Sharpness from the Picture menu and press SET. On your external test
pattern source, select a pattern like the one shown in Figure 4-6. Adjust as needed, looking
for white edges around the transitions from black to gray and different sized lines in the
“sweep” patterns at the top and bottom. Lower the sharpness setting to eliminate them.
Figure 4-6. Typical Test Pattern for Adjusting Sharpness
White Balance (Installer Adjust mode): Select White Balance from the Installer
Adjust/Picture menu to remove any trace of color from the white areas of the image.
• Gain: Use the Gain controls to correct color imbalances in the bright areas of the image. A
good way to do this is to use a test pattern consisting mostly of solid white areas, such as
an 80 IRE “window” pattern. If the white areas contain traces of red, green or blue,
decrease the Gain for that color.
• Offset: Use the Offset controls in the White Balance sub-menu to correct color imbalances
in the dark areas of the image. A good way to do this is to use a test pattern consisting
mostly of dark gray areas, such as a 30 IRE “window” pattern. If the gray areas contain
traces of red, green or blue, decrease the Offset for that color.
To reset the white balance settings to the factory default values, select White Bal. Reset.
Then, press to highlight YES and press SET.
Select Return to exit the White Balance menu.
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WHITE BALANCE
R. GAIN
G. GAIN
B. GAIN
R. OFFSET
G. OFFSET
B. OFFSET
WHITE BAL. RESET
RETURN
SET
ENTER
:
:
:
:
:
:
MENU
+128
+128
+128
+128
+128
+128
EXIT
Operation
Color Chart (Installer Adjust mode): Select Color Chart from the Picture menu to adjust the
color density for each of the six primary colors: red, yellow, green, cyan, blue and magenta.
Changing these settings for a primary color alters the hue of that color and affects the gamut
(range) of possible colors. For example, changing the value for red moves the color closer to
either yellow or magenta, which in turn affects all displayed colors having a red component.
COLOR CHART
RED
YELLOW
GREEN
CYAN
BLUE
MAGENTA
C. CHART RESET
RETURN
:
:
:
:
:
:
+30
+30
+30
+30
+30
+30
MENU
EXIT
To reset the color gamut settings to the factory default values, select C. Chart Reset. Then,
press to highlight YES and press SET.
Select Return to exit the Color Chart menu.
SET
ENTER
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Gamma (Installer Adjust mode): The Gamma control determines how gray shades are
displayed between minimum input (black) and maximum input (white) for all signals. A good
gamma setting helps to optimize blacks and whites while ensuring smooth transitions for
the “in-between” values utilized in other grays.
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Unlike brightness and contrast controls, Gamma allows you to lighten or darken the overall
tone of your images without changing the extremes. All images will be more vibrant while
still showing good detail in dark areas.
The default Gamma setting of 2.2 is appropriate for most typical home theater environments.
Factory: To reset all picture quality settings for the current input to the default,
installer-adjusted values (or factory defaults, if in Installer Adjust mode), select Factory from
the Picture menu. Then, press to highlight YES and press SET.
Screen ➤
PLASMAVIEW
SCREEN
IMAGE POSITION
FREQ. ADJ.
PHASE. ADJ.
IMAGE RESET
SET
INPUT 1
OPTION
SET-UP
: 0/ 0
: 0
: 0
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MENU
SET
INSTALLER ADJ.
PICTURE
SCREEN
H SHIFT
V SHIFT
FREQ. ADJ.
PHASE ADJ.
H-SIZE
V-SIZE
EXIT
INPUT 1
OPTION
SET-UP
: +128
: +128
: +128
:
+4
:
0
:
0
Image Position: Use the up- or down-arrow buttons ( , ) to highlight Image Position.
Then, press SET and use the left- and right-arrow buttons ( , ) to shift the image
horizontally; use the up- or down-arrow buttons ( , ) to shift the image vertically.
V Shift (Installer Adjust mode): Use the up- or down-arrow buttons ( , ) to highlight V
Shift. Then, press SET and use the right-arrow button ( ) to shift the image up; use the
left-arrow button ( ) to shift the image down.
H Shift (Installer Adjust mode): Use the up- or down-arrow buttons ( , ) to highlight H
Shift. Then, press SET and use the right-arrow button ( ) to shift the image to the right; use
the left-arrow button ( ) to shift the image to the left.
Frequency Adjust (Input 1 only): Use the up- or down-arrow buttons ( , ) to highlight
Freq. Adj. Then, press SET. The Frequency Adjust control adjusts the PlasmaView’s internal
clock frequency in small increments to match that of the incoming signal. Use it to reduce or
eliminate letter breakup, flickering or other “noise” in a computer screen image.
Phase Adjust (Input 1 only): Use the up- or down-arrow buttons ( , ) to highlight
Phase Adj. Then, press SET. Use the Phase Adjust control to correct color misalignment or
flickering text in a computer screen image.
IMAGE RESET
SET
SET
MENU
EXIT
Note
Frequency Adjust and Phase Adjust are adjustable only when Auto Setup
Mode (in the Option menu, described later in this section) is set to OFF.
H-Size (Installer Adjust mode): Use the up- or down-arrow buttons ( , ) to highlight
H-Size. Then, press SET and use the right-arrow button ( ) to increase the width; use the
left-arrow button ( ) to decrease it.
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V-Size (Installer Adjust mode): Use the up- or down-arrow buttons ( , ) to highlight
V-Size. Then, press SET and use the right-arrow button ( ) to increase the height; use the
left-arrow button ( ) to decrease it.
Image Reset: To reset all screen settings for the current input to the default, Installer Adjust
mode values, select Image Reset from the Screen menu. Then, press to highlight YES and
press SET.
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Color Temperature: To adjust the color temperature, select Color Temperature from the
Set-Up menu. (Color temperature defines the “color of gray.”) Use the left- and/or right-arrow
buttons to select LOW, MID-LOW, MIDDLE, MID-HIGH or HIGH. The default setting, MIDDLE, is
appropriate for most situations. Higher settings produce a “bluer” picture; lower ones cause
the image to appear more red.
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Auto Off: When using the PlasmaView with a computer, set Auto Off to ON to have the
PlasmaView go into standby mode when no source signal is present on the current input. (A
warning message appears on-screen for approximately eight seconds before this occurs.) To
return to normal operating mode from the Auto Off standby mode, select the input with the
remote control or operate your computer.
When Auto Off is disabled (OFF), the PlasmaView remains in normal operating mode,
regardless of the presence or absence of an input sync signal.
Note
1. If the computer is turned off or not properly connected to the
PlasmaView, the system is set to the off state.
2. For instructions on using the computer's power management features,
refer to the instructions for your computer.
The STANDBY/ON indicator at the front of the PlasmaView indicates the status of the power
management function, as described in Table 4-2.
Power
management
mode
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Table 4-2. Power Management Indications
STANDBY/
ON
Indicator
Power
management
operating status
Description
Turning the picture
back on
ON
Solid
green
Not activated.
Horizontal and
vertical
synchronizing
signals are present
from the computer.
Picture already on.
OFF
Flashing
green
Activated.
Horizontal and/or
vertical
synchronizing
signals are not
present from the
computer.
Press a key on the
keyboard or move
the mouse. The
picture reappears.
Video NR: To apply Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) to the input signal, select Video NR from
the Set-Up menu. Noise reduction is useful for improving the signal-to-noise ratio of video
signals.
Use the left- or right-arrow buttons to select the desired amount of noise reduction, keeping
in mind that higher settings (which reduce high frequencies) may also “soften” the image.
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Set-Up
PLASMAVIEW
PICTURE
SCREEN
COLOR TEMP.
AUTO OFF
VID NR
MPEG FILTER
CHROMA EE
CINEMA MODE
COLOR SPACE
DVI SET UP
SIGNAL INFO
SET
SET
INPUT 2
SET-UP
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
OPTION
MIDDLE
OFF
VID NR1
LOW
ON
OFF
RGB
: 720p
MENU
EXIT
Operation
MPEG Filter: Use the MPEG Filter to reduce or eliminate so-called “mosquito noise” in
MPEG-compressed video signals (digital broadcasts or DVDs). Set it to LOW, MIDDLE or HIGH,
as needed to minimize distortion around the edges of moving objects, moving artifacts
around edges and/or blotchy noise patterns superimposed over the objects.
Chroma EE: Use the Chroma EE control to correct chroma delay in a Composite, S-Video or
Component video source. Chroma delay in an image causes color shifts to occur to the left of
the vertical edge transitions, producing artificial shadows or a “halo” effect. If necessary, set
Chroma EE to ON to eliminate them.
Cinema Mode can only be used on input signals with a 60-Hz refresh rate.
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Cinema Mode: When you enable Cinema Mode, the PlasmaView automatically detects and
optimizes the display of interlaced video signals that originated from film. To disable Cinema
Mode, set it to OFF.
Color Space: To ensure proper color reproduction, select Color Space from the Set-Up
menu and set it as follows:
• Select RGB for RGB input signals from a computer, video deck or any source connected to
INPUT 5.
• Select COMP. 1 for component input signals less than 720p, such as from a DVD player.
• Select COMP. 2 for higher-resolution component input signals (720p or above, such as
from an HD tuner).
DVI Setup (Input 2 only): Select DVI Setup from the Set-Up menu to configure Input 2 for
“plug-and-play” operation with a computer, and select the appropriate black level.
DVI SETUP
SET
ENTER
:
:
VIDEO
LOW
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PLUG/PLAY
BLACK LEVEL
MENU
EXIT
• Plug/Play: If the Input 2 source is a computer, set this to PC. Otherwise, set it to Video.
• Black Level: This control compensates for incoming elevated black levels present in
certain video signals. Generally, the PlasmaView automatically determines the best
setting according to the incoming video signal type. For some types of video, you may
want to override the setting. Set it to LOW if blacks appear elevated (dark gray). If blacks
appear “crushed” (too dark), set it to HIGH.
Signal Info: The PlasmaView automatically identifies PC signals and video signals according
to the frequency of the input signal, and identifies the resolution of a PC signal.
In many cases, setting Signal Info to Auto works well. However, if the displayed image is
unstable or discolored, select Signal Info from the Set-Up menu and select a specific signal
format. The available choices vary for each input.
Note
1. For most Composite and S-Video sources, 525P is the correct setting.
2. If the PlasmaView cannot detect the input signal resolution or
frequency, the other Set-Up menu options do not appear.
INSTALLER ADJ.
PICTURE
SCREEN
BRT. ENHANCE
SUB VOLUME
SET
SET
INPUT 1
OPTION
SET-UP
: OFF
: +20
MENU
Brt. Enhance (Installer Adjust mode): To improve and enhance the brightness of the center
of the screen, select Brt. Enhance from the Set-Up menu and set it to ON. This reduces the
brightness of the outer areas of the display by about 3% to 5%, relative to the center. For
uniform brightness over the entire screen area, set Brt. Enhance to OFF.
EXIT
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Sub Volume (Installer Adjust mode): Select Sub Volume from the Set-Up menu to adjust
the audio input level for the current source. Do this for all sources, as needed to prevent
sudden, drastic changes in sound volume when switching inputs.
For example, if a DVD player is connected to Input 4, a computer is connected to Input 1 and
the audio output of the DVD player is fixed at a much higher level than that of the computer,
reduce the Sub Volume for Input 4.
INPUT1
SUB VOLUME
2 AUDIO INPUT
(INPUT2)
INPUT2
SUB VOLUME
3 AUDIO INPUT
(INPUT3)
INPUT3
SUB VOLUME
4 AUDIO INPUT
(INPUT4)
INPUT4
SUB VOLUME
5 AUDIO INPUT
(INPUT5)
INPUT5
SUB VOLUME
INPUT
SELECTOR
POWER
AMPLIFIER
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The Sub Volume control affects the current input only; the front-panel and remote volume
controls are “master” controls; see Figure 4-7.
VOLUME
Figure 4-7. Audio System Functional Block Diagram
Language: Refer to Changing the OSD Language on page 27.
Energy Mode: Select Energy Mode from the Option menu to reduce power consumption
and panel deterioration by limiting brightness of the screen. You can choose to limit
brightness according to the input signal or in response to the ambient light level.
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• Select LEVEL 1 to limit brightness in accordance with the input signal. Power consumption
is less than that used in AVERAGE mode.
• Select LEVEL 2 to limit brightness in accordance with the input signal. Power consumption
is less than that used in LEVEL1 mode.
• Select LEVEL 3 to set the brightness at fixed level, regardless of input signal level (useful
for preventing screen aging due to image burn).
• Select AUTO to have the PlasmaView adjust the brightness automatically in response to
ambient lighting conditions, to optimize picture quality.
• To disable the Energy Mode feature, select MUTE.
Time/Date: Select Time/Date from the Option menu to set the PlasmaView’s internal clock
(time of day and day of the week) and turn the screen maintenance feature on or off.
• Present Time: To set the internal clock, highlight Present Time and press SET. Then, use
the right- or left-arrow buttons ( , ) to set the time. Press SET again when you are
finished.
• Program Timer: Set Program Timer to PROGRAM to enable the PlasmaView’s screen
maintenance feature, which lets you replace the normal source signal with a white field,
an inverse image or an “orbiting” image. This occurs according to the schedule you
establish using the Screen Maint. menu in Installer Adjust mode (refer to Screen Maint. on
page 43).
Select Return to exit the Time/Date menu.
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Option
PLASMAVIEW
PICTURE
SCREEN
LANGUAGE
ENERGY MODE
TIME / DATE
SCREEN MAINT.
AUTO SETUP MODE
AUTO FUNCTION
SET
SET
INPUT 3
SET-UP
OPTION
: ENGLISH
: AUTO
: OFF
: OFF
MENU
EXIT
Operation
Screen Maint. (Pixel Protect): Select Screen Maint. (Pixel Protect) from the Option menu
to configure the image burn-in prevention settings on the PlasmaView.
• Orbiter: Select Orbiter from the Screen Maint. (Pixel Protect) menu to set the picture
shift.
• OFF: Orbiter mode does not function.
• TYPE 1: The image size is reduced so the entire image remains in the display area while
orbiting.
• TYPE 2: The image is enlarged so there are no black bands in the display area while
orbiting.
1. When TYPE 1 or TYPE 2 is selected, the image movement is continuous;
TYPE 3 causes the image to move one pixel at a time.
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• TYPE 3: The image size is unchanged.
2. The Orbiter does not function while the MAGNIFY feature is in use.
• Soften: Select Soften from the PDP Mgmt. menu to reduce edges (color transitions) and
soften the image.
• OFF: Turns the SOFTEN function off.
• 1, 2, 3, 4: Activates the SOFTEN setting. Higher numbers create a “softer” image.
Auto Setup Mode: The PlasmaView can automatically adjust the position, frequency and
phase of incoming computer signals for optimum picture quality whenever the display is
turned on, or when a different input or input signal type is selected. To enable this feature,
select Auto Setup Mode from the Option menu and set it to ON.
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Note
Under some conditions – such as when the input signal consists of mostly
dark colors – Auto Setup may not produce the desired results. If this
occurs, set Auto Setup Mode to OFF and manually adjust the image
position, frequency and phase; refer to Screen on page 38.
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Auto Function: The PlasmaView can automatically switch to Input 1 when an image signal is
detected at that input. To enable this feature, select Auto Function from the Option menu
and set it to INPUT 1.
After Auto Function triggers an input switch, when the Input 1 signal is no longer present,
the input source reverts to the previously-selected input.
The input signal must be RGB with composite or separate sync; Auto
Function will not work with sync-on-green RGB or component signals.
Note
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When Auto Function is active, selecting an input manually causes Auto
Function to be temporarily disabled. If you cycle power to the
PlasmaView, Auto Function becomes active again.
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Screen Maint.: When in Installer Adjust mode, select Screen Maint. from the Option menu
to program the screen maintenance features of the PlasmaView to operate at regular
intervals. This is useful for preventing image burn-in.
You can program the PlasmaView to switch inputs and/or replace the normal source signal
with a white field, an inverse image or an “orbiting” image. You can specify a time of day and
day of the week when you want this to take place.
To set up a screen maintenance program:
1.
Press SET to select the DATE field for the first program. Press
following:
or
to select one of the
Option (Installer Adjust
Mode)
INSTALLER ADJ.
PICTURE
INPUT 3
SCREEN
SCREEN MAINT.
TEST PATTERN
SIDEBAR ADJ.
BAUD RATE
ID NUMBER
SET
OPTION
SET-UP
: OFF
: 9600BPS
: 01H
MENU
SET
EXIT
• SUN, MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI or SAT for a program that runs once only on the next
occurrence of that day.
• * for a program that runs daily.
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• *SUN, *MON, *TUE, *WED, *THU, *FRI or *SAT for a program that runs weekly on that
day.
2.
Press SET, then
3.
Press
or
4.
Press
, then
5.
Press SET, then
and 4).
6.
Press SET, then followed by SET again to specify an input associated with this
program. Choose “–” to specify the input that was active when the PlasmaView was last
powered off.
7.
followed by SET again to set the program start time.
to set the hour component of the start time.
or
to set the minute component of the start time.
followed by SET again to set the program end time (repeat steps 3
Press SET, then followed by SET again to select the PATTERN field for this program.
Press or to select one of the following:
• Choose “–” to specify the function that was active when the PlasmaView was last
powered off.
SCREEN MAINT.
DATE
*
ON
10:00
OFF
– –:– –
INPUT
–
PTRN.
–
*
*
–
20:00
– –:– –
– –:– –
– –:– –
21:00
– –:– –
–
–
–
WHITE
–
–
–
–
–
– –:– –
– –:– –
– –:– –
– –:– –
– –:– –
– –:– –
–
–
–
–
–
–
RETURN
SEL.
• Choose WHITE to display a white field.
• Choose INVERSE to display an inverse image.
• Choose ORBITER to display an “orbiting” image.
8.
Press SET.
9.
Repeat steps 1 through 8 as desired to create additional screen maintenance programs.
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SET
ADJ.
MENU
EXIT
Operation
To clear a screen maintenance program, move the cursor to the DATE field and press CLEAR
on the remote control, using a straightened paper clip or similar object.
Select Return to exit the Program Timer menu.
Test Pattern: Select Test Pattern from the Option menu to display an inverse of the normal
picture on-screen, or a single color. Use this feature to repair burned-in areas of the display.
Press SET repeatedly to select INVERSE or a single color to display. Then, press MENU. To
select a different pattern or return to the normal picture, press the Installer Adjust menu
button, select Option, then select Test Pattern. Press SET repeatedly to select OFF or another
pattern.
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Sidebar Adjust: Select Sidebar Adjust from the Option menu to adjust the color of the sides
of the screen when the Aspect Ratio is set to Standard 4:3 or 14:9 (refer to Table 4-1). The
range is from 0 to +255 for each color component (red, green and blue); the default setting is
+80 (gray).
When the 4:3 or 14:9 aspect ratio is selected, the PlasmaView can gradually shift the inactive
areas of the display in small increments every time it is turned on, to prevent burn-in at the
sides of the panel. To enable this feature, select Auto Side Mask from the Sidebar Adjust
menu and set it to ON.
Select Return to exit the Sidebar Adjust menu.
Baud Rate: The default Baud Rate setting is 9600BPS. Do not change it unless specifically
instructed to do so by Vidikron Technical Support.
INSTALLER ADJ.
PICTURE
SCREEN
FAN SPEED
OSD
FRONT L.E.D.
ISF SETTINGS
VIDIKRON PRO
FRC
SET
ENTER
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ID Number: The ID Number uniquely identifies the PlasmaView in multiple-panel or
video-wall installations. It is used to address serial commands to a specific panel when two or
more are daisy-chained together via the COMBINATION IN/OUT connectors (see Figure 2-4).
For installations with only one PlasmaView, leave the ID Number set to 01. Do not change it
unless specifically instructed to do so by Vidikron Technical Support.
INPUT 3
OPTION
SET-UP
: AUTO
: ON
: ISF CCC
: NORMAL
MENU
EXIT
Fan Speed: Select Fan Speed from the Option Menu to control the operation of the
PlasmaView’s cooling fan.
In most cases, the default Fan Speed (AUTO) will maintain the correct operating temperature.
If the PlasmaView frequently turns off due to overheating, or in certain high-altitude
operating environments, you may need to change this setting to MAX.
OSD: Select OSD from the Option menu to set options relating to OSD menu appearance and
behavior.
• Display: When you select an aspect ratio or input with the remote control, the
PlasmaView displays your selection on-screen. When you adjust the volume or press
MUTE on the remote control, a slidebar appears as a visual indicator of the level.
To prevent the display of these items, select Display from the OSD menu and set it to OFF.
• Size: Select Size from the OSD menu to change the OSD menu size (SMALL or LARGE).
Select Return to exit the OSD menu.
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Front L.E.D.: Select Front L.E.D. from the Option menu to change the behavior of the
front-panel STANDBY/ON indicator LED (Figure 2-1). When set to ON, the LED indicates
operating status as follows:
• Lights green to indicate normal operation;
• Flashes green (once per second) when the AUTO OFF feature is active;
• Lights red to indicate that the PlasmaView is in standby mode;
• Flashes green or red (twice per second) to indicate an error condition.
When set to OFF, the LED lights red when the PlasmaView is in standby mode; otherwise, it is
off.
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ISF Settings: The PlasmaView provides two “color modes,” NORMAL and ISF CCC. This allows
you to create two, independent sets of image quality settings and switch from one to the
other by selecting a color mode.
Select ISF Settings from the Option menu. Then, press SET to select either NORMAL or
ISF CCC. Any subsequent changes to image quality settings are stored and can be recalled by
selecting that color mode.
Note
The ISF CCC color mode is pre-set to approximately 3,200K.
Vidikron Pro: Select Vidikron Pro from the Option menu to access these advanced image
processing settings.
• Underscan: Underscan causes the outer edge of the display to appear beyond the normal
effective data area for a video signal.
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To use Underscan, select it from the Vidikron Pro menu and set it to ON. Then, exit the
menu system and use the ASPECT RATIO remote control button to select Underscan
mode.
• Display Profile: Select NORMAL or PURE to see the normal color gamut. Select
MONOTONE to remove all color information from the image. Select HIGH CNT to increase
the color temperature by approximately 2,000K.
• Signal Type: For most source material types, the appropriate Signal Type setting is
MOTION. However, with certain interlaced and/or composite video images with few or no
moving objects, STILL or NON-STD may yield better results.
Select Return to exit the Vidikron Pro menu.
FRC: Select FRC from the Option menu to enable frame rate conversion. Set FRC to NORMAL
if you notice and want to minimize motion blur when viewing source material that
originated from film. If frame rate conversion is not needed, set FRC to SCALER.
Power On Mode: Select Power On Mode from the Option menu to specify which input
signal is displayed when you turn on the PlasmaView. You can also specify an initial audio
volume level.
You can select a specific input or volume level (0 to 42). Or, select LAST to have the
PlasmaView set the input and volume to what they were the last time it was turned off.
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INSTALLER ADJ.
PICTURE
SCREEN
INPUT 3
OPTION
SET-UP
POWER ON MODE
SEAMLESS SW
PICTURE ORIENT.
FUNCTION RESET
: OFF
: OFF
SET
MENU
ENTER
EXIT
Operation
Seamless Switch: This feature allows for high-speed switching between any two
PlasmaView inputs using the SWAP button on the remote control. To enable it, select
Seamless Switch from the Option menu and set it to ON. Then, specify the two inputs you
want to associate with this feature in the SELECT1 and SELECT2 fields.
By default, Input 1 and Input 2 are selected, so that when Input 1 is active, pressing SWAP
switches to Input 2 and vice versa.
Select Return to exit the Seamless Switch menu.
Seamless Switch is not available when using PIP.
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Picture Orient.: Select Picture Orient. to change the displayed image orientation to suit the
installation method; see Figure 4-8. For example, if the PlasmaView is suspended from a
ceiling, you may want to mount it upside down and run the cables upward (toward the
ceiling) to make them less visible. In this case, you would select “FLIP HV.”
Normal operating state
Left-right reversal
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OFF
Up-down, left-right reversal
FLIP H
Up-down reversal
FLIP HV
FLIP V
Figure 4-8. Picture Orientation
Function Reset: To restore the PlasmaView to its factory-default state, select Function Reset
from the Option menu. Then, press to highlight YES and press SET. This action resets ALL
settings (except the display ID Number) to their default values, as set at the factory.
Caution
This action is not undoable. Proceed with caution!
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Note
4.8
Using Picture-In-Picture
(PIP)
PIP is currently supported on Input 1 and Input 2 only.
To use PIP, press the SPLIT button.
PIP FUNCTION
SPLIT
MUTE
SUB INPUT
SWAP
PIP SHIFT
VOLUME
+
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The PIP sub-window appears beside the main
image window.
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Press SPLIT again to display the sub-window
superimposed on the main window.
2. Press the (
Press SPLIT again to turn PIP off.
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Operation
Selecting a PIP Source ➤
Press the SUB INPUT button to select a PIP signal
source.
PIP FUNCTION
SPLIT
SUB INPUT
MUTE
SWAP
VOLUME
Swapping the Main and PIP ➤
Windows
Press the SWAP button to replace the main screen with
the sub-screen or vice versa. (This switches the audio
input as well.)
PIP SHIFT
+
PIP FUNCTION
SPLIT
SUB INPUT
MUTE
SWAP
PIP SHIFT
VOLUME
+
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Changing the PIP Position ➤
To change the PIP window position, press the PIP SHIFT
button on the remote control repeatedly until the
window is in the desired position.
PIP FUNCTION
SPLIT
MUTE
SUB INPUT
SWAP
VOLUME
-
3
2
4
1
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The PlasmaView allows you to zoom in on a portion of the displayed image. To use this
feature, press the MAGNIFY button repeatedly to select one of four zoom levels
(Normal Size, 1.5x, 2x or 3x); see Figure 4-9. When using the zoom feature, a small subscreen
appears in the upper-right corner of the display.
Use the directional buttons ( / / / ) to select a magnified image area to display. As you
do this, a green plus sign (+) appears in the subscreen to indicate the center of the enlarged
area.
Magnification Level 3 (2x)
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Magnification Level 1 (Normal Size)
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Zoom-Area subscreen
Figure 4-9. Viewing an Enlarged Area of the Display
Note
1. You cannot change the aspect ratio while using the MAGNIFY function.
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2. The MAGNIFY function is cancelled if the input signal changes, or if you
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Enlarging One Part of the
Screen
Operation
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Regular cleaning will extend the life and performance of the PlasmaView. Before cleaning, be
sure to unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
Do not under any circumstances use solvents such as benzene or thinner to clean the
PlasmaView. Doing so may cause deterioration or peeling of paint from the display or remote
control unit.
5.1
Cleaning
Cleaning the Display Panel
Body and Remote Control
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Wipe the display and remote control gently with a soft cloth. In the case of excessive dirt
buildup, dampen a soft cloth with a diluted neutral cleaning detergent and after wringing
the cloth thoroughly, wipe the component and then dry it with a dry soft cloth.
After dusting, wipe the screen gently using the supplied cleaning cloth or another soft cloth
(cotton, flannel etc.). Do not use tissue or a rough cloth. The screen surface is easily scratched;
do not rub it or hit it with a hard object.
Cleaning the Screen
If you clean the surface of the screen with a wet cloth, water droplets on the surface may
enter into the product and cause a malfunction.
As a general rule, use a vacuum cleaner about once a month to clean the vents on the rear
panel of the display of dust buildup (set the vacuum cleaner to its weakest setting when
doing this). If not removed, accumulated dust can cause the internal temperature to increase,
resulting in possible breakdown or fire.
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Table 5-1 provides some general guidelines for troubleshooting problems you may
encounter with the PlasmaView. If the suggested solutions fail to resolve the problem or if
you encounter an issue not described here, please contact your Vidikron dealer or Vidikron
Technical Support.
Table 5-1. Troubleshooting Chart
Symptom
The display does not turn on
after initial installation.
Possible Cause(s)
•
•
The display is on, but there is
no picture or sound.
•
•
•
Solution
The PlasmaView is not
plugged in or the AC outlet
is not active.
The remote control
batteries have run out.
•
Incorrect source selection.
Source component is not
turned on.
Source component is
connected incorrectly or
not at all.
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Ensure that the PlasmaView
is plugged in and that the
AC outlet is active.
Replace the batteries.
Select the correct source.
Turn on the source
component.
Check video connections to
source component.
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5.2
Troubleshooting Tips
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Table 5-1. Troubleshooting Chart (continued)
Symptom
Possible Cause(s)
Audio output is muted.
•
•
•
Volume setting is too low.
Source component is
connected incorrectly or
not at all.
•
•
Image is too bright and/or
lacks definition in the bright
areas of the image.
•
Contrast is set too high.
•
Lower the contrast setting.
Image appears “washed out”
and/or dark areas appear too
bright.
•
Brightness is set too high.
•
Lower the brightness
setting.
Colors in the image are
swapped; for example, reds
appear blue or vice versa.
•
Incorrect color space
setting.
•
•
The Pr, Y or Pb outputs from
the source to Input 4 on the
PlasmaView are incorrect.
•
Select the correct color
space (refer to Color Space
on page 40).
Ensure that the YPbPr
(component) source output
connections to Input 4 are
correct (see Figure 3-7).
RGB-HD images appear
“noisy.”
•
Frequency and Phase
settings need adjustment.
•
Manually adjust Frequency
and Phase settings, or
perform an Auto Setup
(refer to Screen on
page 38).
One of the following error
messages appears on-screen:
• CAUTION
OUT OF RANGE
• CAUTION
UNSUPPORTED SIGNAL
• SIGNAL NG
•
The resolution and
frequency of the video card
in the computer are not
compatible with the
PlasmaView.
•
Select a compatible
resolution and vertical
frequency (refer to
Computer/Video Signal
Compatibility on page 70).
The image is too large or too
small.
•
Image size needs adjusting.
•
Adjust the image size (refer
to Screen on page 38).
One of the following error
messages appears on-screen:
• WARNING
THERMAL ALERT
SHUT DOWN (**)
• WARNING
FAN FAILURE
SHUT DOWN (**)
(“(**)” represents a two-digit
error code.)
•
Ambient temperature is too
high.
•
•
Cooling fan has
malfunctioned.
•
Turn off main power.
Remove any objects
blocking the cooling vents
on the PlasmaView and/or
clean the vents.
Immediately turn off
power, remove the power
plug from its outlet, and
consult your Vidikron
dealer.
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sound.
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the remote control.
Turn up the volume.
Check audio connections to
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To interface the PlasmaView with a home theater automation/control system or a PC running
terminal emulation software, connect it to your control system or PC as shown in Figure 3-13.
Configure the RS-232 controller or PC serial port as follows: no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit
and no flow control. Set its baud rate to 115200, to match that of the PlasmaView RS-232
port.
6.1
RS-232 Connection and
Port Configuration
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On the PlasmaView, confirm that the Baud Rate is set to 9600BPS and that the ID Number is
set to 01. These settings are found in the Option menu in Installer Adjust mode (refer to
Option (Installer Adjust Mode) on page 43).
6.2
Serial Command Syntax
Serial commands to the PlasmaView take the following form:
• You can send commands in either hexadecimal or ASCII format.
• ASCII commands are not case-sensitive.
• Commands begin with the “Start of Text” (STX) character (02h or <Ctrl> B in ASCII),
followed by the display ID (2 bytes), the command data and command argument (3 or 6
bytes; refer to Table 6-1) and the “End of Text” (ETX) character (03h or <Ctrl> C in ASCII).
• You do not need to send a carriage return after the command.
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• The default PlasmaView display ID is 01 (30h 31h). With most commands, you can also use
the “wildcard” display ID of “**” (2Ah 2Ah) in place of any value for the ID. However, when
requesting status via serial commands, you must use a specific display ID; “**” does not
work in these cases.
Avoid sending excessive status requests (also known as “polls”) to the
PlasmaView. Doing so may delay command execution or prevent a
command from being executed at all. As a general rule, limit status
requests to once every five seconds or only as needed to refresh a control
system display.
For example, if the PlasmaView ID number is set to its default value (01 = 30h 31h), send the
following sequence to set the contrast to its highest possible level (255):
STX
ID (2 bytes)
Command (3 bytes)
Argument (3 bytes)
ETX
Hex
02
30 31
or
2A 2A
43 4E 54
32 35 35
03
ASCII
<Ctrl> B
0 1
or
* *
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<Ctrl> C
Example
Serial Communications
Table 6-1 lists the PlasmaView serial command set. Except where indicated, adjustments
made using serial commands are stored in the same memory as those made in Installer
Adjust mode.
Table 6-1. Serial Commands
Command
Value Range
Description
ASCII
HEX
Minimum Maximum
Power
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–
–
Power OFF.
PON
50 4F 4E
–
–
Power ON.
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IN1
49 4E 31
–
–
Switches the main screen to INPUT1.
IN2
49 4E 32
–
–
Switches the main screen to INPUT2.
IN3
49 4E 33
–
–
Switches the main screen to INPUT3.
IN4
49 4E 34
–
–
Switches the main screen to INPUT4.
IN5
49 4E 35
–
–
Switches the main screen to INPUT5.
INPS01
49 4E 50 53 30 31
–
–
Switches the main screen to INPUT1.
INPS02
49 4E 50 53 30 32
–
–
Switches the main screen to INPUT2.
INPS03
49 4E 50 53 30 33
–
–
Switches the main screen to INPUT3.
INPS04
49 4E 50 53 30 34
–
–
Switches the main screen to INPUT4.
INPS05
49 4E 50 53 30 35
–
–
Switches the main screen to INPUT5.
SSIS01
53 53 49 53 30 31
–
–
Switches the sub screen to INPUT1.
SSIS02
53 53 49 53 30 32
–
–
Switches the sub screen to INPUT2.
SWM
53 57 4D
–
–
Outputs main input to the full screen.
SWS
53 57 53
–
–
Outputs sub input to the full screen.
Aspect Ratio
AST
41 53 54
–
–
Executes AUTO SETUP on Input 1.
SZMS00
53 5A 4D 53 30 30
–
–
Sets the aspect ratio to PIX by PIX.
SZMS01
53 5A 4D 53 30 31
–
–
Sets the aspect ratio to Standard 4:3.
SZMS02
53 5A 4D 53 30 32
–
–
Sets the aspect ratio to ANAMORPHIC
16:9.
SZMS03
53 5A 4D 53 30 33
–
–
Sets the aspect ratio to LETTERBOX.
SZMS05
53 5A 4D 53 30 35
–
–
Sets the aspect ratio to INTELLIWIDE.
Notes:
1. When making input-specific adjustments such as to image quality, screen position/size or audio
sub-volume, select the input you wish to affect before making such adjustments.
2. These settings are not stored in memory.
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Value Range
Description
ASCII
HEX
Minimum Maximum
SZMS06
53 5A 4D 53 30 36
–
–
Sets the aspect ratio to 14:9.
SZMS09
53 5A 4D 53 30 39
–
–
Sets the aspect ratio to UNDERSCAN.
SZMS10
53 5A 4D 53 31 30
–
–
Sets the aspect ratio to 2.35:1.
Video
50 4D 54 53 30 30
–
–
Turns video muting off. (Note 2)
PMTS01
50 4D 54 53 30 31
–
–
Turns video muting on. (Note 2)
STLS00
53 54 4C 53 30 30
–
–
Turns the STILL setting to OFF.
(Note 2)
STLS01
53 54 4C 53 30 31
–
–
Turns the STILL setting to ON. (Note 2)
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Audio
AMTS00
41 4D 54 53 30 30
AMTS01
41 4D 54 53 30 31
AUSS01
41 55 53 53 30 31
AUSS02
41 55 53 53 30 32
VOL
56 4F 4C
–
–
Turns audio mute OFF. (Note 2)
–
–
Turns audio mute ON. (Note 2)
–
–
Sets audio source to main.
–
–
Sets audio source to sub.
000
042
Adjusts the audio volume.
Picture-in-Picture (PIP)
4D 53 43 53 30 30
–
–
Turns 2-screen display operation OFF.
MSSS01
4D 53 53 53 30 31
–
–
Sets PIP sub-screen size to 1 (smallest).
MSSS02
4D 53 53 53 30 32
–
–
Sets PIP sub-screen size to 2.
MSSS03
4D 53 53 53 30 33
–
–
Sets PIP sub-screen size to 3.
MSSS04
4D 53 53 53 30 34
–
–
Sets PIP sub-screen size to 4 (largest).
MSTS01
4D 53 54 53 30 31
–
–
Sets 2-screen operation to 2 SCREEN
(side-by-side; main screen on left).
MSTS02
4D 53 54 53 30 32
–
–
Sets 2-screen operation to PinP (lower
right).
PR
MSCS00
Notes:
1. When making input-specific adjustments such as to image quality, screen position/size or audio
sub-volume, select the input you wish to affect before making such adjustments.
2. These settings are not stored in memory.
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Value Range
Description
HEX
Minimum Maximum
4D 53 54 53 30 33
–
–
Sets 2-screen operation to PinP (upper
right).
MSTS04
4D 53 54 53 30 34
–
–
Sets 2-screen operation to PinP (upper
left).
MSTS05
4D 53 54 53 30 35
–
–
Sets 2-screen operation to PinP (lower
left).
MSTS06
4D 53 54 53 30 36
–
–
Sets 2-screen operation to PoutP
(side-by-side; small sub-screen on left).
PR
EL
IM
IN
A
R
MSTS03
Y
ASCII
MSTS08
4D 53 54 53 30 38
–
–
Swaps main and sub-screens in PIP
2-screen mode.
MSTS09
4D 53 54 53 30 39
–
–
Sets 2-screen operation to PoutP
(side-by-side; small sub-screen on right).
MSTS10
4D 53 54 53 31 30
–
–
Sets 2-screen operation to 2 SCREEN
(side-by-side, full height; main screen on
left).
Notes:
1. When making input-specific adjustments such as to image quality, screen position/size or audio
sub-volume, select the input you wish to affect before making such adjustments.
2. These settings are not stored in memory.
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Value Range
Description
ASCII
HEX
4D 53 54 53 31 31
MSTS12
4D 53 54 53 31 32
–
–
Sets 2-screen operation to 2 SCREEN
(side-by-side, full height; main screen on
left).
EL
IM
IN
A
R
Y
MSTS11
Minimum Maximum
–
–
Sets 2-screen operation to 2 SCREEN
(side-by-side, full height; main screen on
left).
–
–
Clears the FUNCTIONAL LOCK.
–
–
Locks the main-control panel button
control.
PR
Functional Lock
FCLS00
46 43 4C 53 30 30
FCLS01
46 43 4C 53 30 31
FCLS02
46 43 4C 53 30 32
–
–
Locks the remote-control button
control.
FCLS03
46 43 4C 53 30 33
–
–
Locks both main-control panel and
remote button control.
FCLS04
46 43 4C 53 30 34
–
–
Sets the MEMORY LOCK.
OSD
DOF
44 4F 46
–
–
Clears the current displayed OSD. (Note
2)
SET-UP Menu Commands
CTPS01
43 54 50 53 30 31
–
–
Sets COLOR TEMP. to LOW.
CTPS02
43 54 50 53 30 32
–
–
Sets COLOR TEMP. to MID-LOW.
CTPS03
43 54 50 53 30 33
–
–
Sets COLOR TEMP. to MIDDLE.
CTPS04
43 54 50 53 30 34
–
–
Sets COLOR TEMP. to MID-HIGH.
Notes:
1. When making input-specific adjustments such as to image quality, screen position/size or audio
sub-volume, select the input you wish to affect before making such adjustments.
2. These settings are not stored in memory.
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Value Range
Description
HEX
Minimum Maximum
43 54 50 53 30 35
–
–
Sets COLOR TEMP. to HIGH.
CTRS00
43 54 52 53 30 30
–
–
Sets CHROMA EE to OFF.
CTRS01
43 54 52 53 30 31
–
–
Sets CHROMA EE to ON.
DBLS01
44 42 4C 53 30 31
–
–
Sets BLACK LEVEL for INPUT 2 to LOW.
DBLS02
44 42 4C 53 30 32
–
–
Sets BLACK LEVEL for INPUT 2 to HIGH.
DNRS00
44 4E 52 53 30 30
–
PR
EL
IM
IN
A
R
CTPS05
Y
ASCII
–
Sets the VIDEO NR to OFF.
DNRS01
44 4E 52 53 30 31
–
–
Sets the VIDEO NR to LOW.
DNRS02
44 4E 52 53 30 32
–
–
Sets the VIDEO NR to MIDDLE.
DNRS03
44 4E 52 53 30 33
–
–
Sets the VIDEO NR to HIGH.
DSGS01
44 53 47 53 30 31
–
–
Sets PLUG/PLAY setting for INPUT 2 to
PC.
DSGS02
44 53 47 53 30 32
–
–
Sets PLUG/PLAY setting for INPUT 2 to
VIDEO.
MCDS01
4D 43 44 53 30 31
–
–
Sets COLOR SPACE to RGB (VIDEO).
MCDS02
4D 43 44 53 30 32
–
–
Sets COLOR SPACE to COMPONENT1
(YCbCr).
MCDS03
4D 43 44 53 30 33
–
–
Sets COLOR SPACE to COMPONENT2
(YPbPr).
MNRS00
4D 4E 52 53 30 30
–
–
Turns MPEG FILTER OFF.
MNRS01
4D 4E 52 53 30 31
–
–
Sets MPEG FILTER to LOW.
MNRS02
4D 4E 52 53 30 32
–
–
Sets MPEG FILTER to MIDDLE.
MNRS03
4D 4E 52 53 30 33
–
–
Sets MPEG FILTER to HIGH.
PUCS00
50 55 43 53 30 30
–
–
Turns FILM MODE OFF.
PUCS01
50 55 43 53 30 31
–
–
Turns FILM MODE ON.
SFTS01
53 46 54 53 30 31
–
–
Sets the SIGNAL FORMAT to Type1.
SFTS02
53 46 54 53 30 32
–
–
Sets the SIGNAL FORMAT to Type2.
SFTS03
53 46 54 53 30 33
–
–
Sets the SIGNAL FORMAT to Type3.
SFTS04
53 46 54 53 30 34
–
–
Sets the SIGNAL FORMAT to Type4.
SFTS05
53 46 54 53 30 35
–
–
Sets the SIGNAL FORMAT to Type5.
SFTS06
53 46 54 53 30 36
–
–
Sets the SIGNAL FORMAT to Type6.
Notes:
1. When making input-specific adjustments such as to image quality, screen position/size or audio
sub-volume, select the input you wish to affect before making such adjustments.
2. These settings are not stored in memory.
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Value Range
Description
ASCII
HEX
Minimum Maximum
SFTS07
53 46 54 53 30 37
–
–
Sets the SIGNAL FORMAT to Type7.
SFTS08
53 46 54 53 30 38
–
–
Sets the SIGNAL FORMAT to Type8.
SFTS10
53 46 54 53 31 30
–
–
Sets the SIGNAL FORMAT to Type10.
OPTION Menu Commands
45 53 56 53 30 30
–
–
Sets the ENERGY MODE setting to
AVERAGE.
ESVS01
45 53 56 53 30 31
–
–
Sets the ENERGY MODE setting to
LEVEL1 (energy saving).
ESVS02
45 53 56 53 30 32
–
–
Sets the ENERGY MODE setting to
LEVEL2 (fixed brightness).
ESVS03
45 53 56 53 30 33
–
–
Sets the ENERGY MODE setting to
LEVEL3 (long life).
ESVS04
45 53 56 53 30 34
–
–
Sets the ENERGY MODE setting to AUTO.
ORBS00
4F 52 42 53 30 30
–
–
Turns ORBITER OFF.
ORBS01
4F 52 42 53 30 31
–
–
Sets ORBITER to TYPE 1.
ORBS02
4F 52 42 53 30 32
–
–
Sets ORBITER to TYPE 2.
ORBS03
4F 52 42 53 30 33
–
–
Sets ORBITER to TYPE 3.
SOFS00
53 4F 46 53 30 30
–
–
Turns SOFTEN OFF.
SOFS01
53 4F 46 53 30 31
–
–
Sets SOFTEN to 1.
SOFS02
53 4F 46 53 30 32
–
–
Sets SOFTEN to 2.
SOFS03
53 4F 46 53 30 33
–
–
Sets SOFTEN to 3.
SSTS00
53 53 54 53 30 30
–
–
Sets STILL IMAGE FREEZE to OFF (still
image fills screen).
SSTS01
53 53 54 53 30 31
–
–
Sets STILL IMAGE FREEZE to
SIDE-BY-SIDE (still image next to moving
image).
SSTS02
53 53 54 53 30 32
–
–
Sets STILL IMAGE FREEZE to PinP (still
image in sub-screen with moving
image).
PR
EL
IM
IN
A
R
Y
ESVS00
TPH
54 50 48
000
023
Sets the hour of the present time.
TPM
54 50 4D
000
059
Sets the minute of the present time.
TPTS00
54 50 54 53 30 30
–
–
Deactivates program timer.
Notes:
1. When making input-specific adjustments such as to image quality, screen position/size or audio
sub-volume, select the input you wish to affect before making such adjustments.
2. These settings are not stored in memory.
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Value Range
Description
ASCII
TPTS01
TPW
HEX
Minimum Maximum
54 50 54 53 30 31
54 50 57
–
–
001
007
Activates program timer.
Sets the day of the week of the present
time (001 = Sunday ... 007 = Saturday).
TSMS00
54 53 4D 53 30 30
–
–
Sets Daylight Saving Time to OFF.
TSMS01
54 53 4D 53 30 31
–
–
Sets Daylight Saving Time to ON.
42 48 49
000
255
Adjusts blue gain (highlight).
BLW
42 4C 57
000
255
Adjusts blue offset (lowlight).
BRT
42 52 54
000
255
Adjusts brightness.
CGB
43 47 42
000
060
Adjusts BLUE color detail.
CGC
43 47 43
000
060
Adjusts CYAN color detail.
CGG
43 47 47
000
060
Adjusts GREEN color detail.
CGM
43 47 4D
000
060
Adjusts MAGENTA color detail.
CGR
43 47 52
000
060
Adjusts RED color detail.
CGY
43 47 59
000
060
Adjusts YELLOW color detail.
CNT
43 4E 54
000
255
Adjusts contrast.
COL
43 4F 4C
000
127
Adjusts color intensity.
ENH
45 4E 48
000
015
Adjusts H. SHARPEN.
ENV
45 4E 56
000
015
Adjusts V. SHARPEN.
GHI
47 48 49
000
255
Adjusts green gain (highlight).
GLW
47 4C 57
000
255
Adjusts green offset (lowlight).
PR
EL
IM
IN
A
R
BHI
Y
PICTURE Menu Commands (Installer Adjust Mode)
GRAS18
47 52 41 53 31 38
–
–
Sets the GAMMA to 1.8.
GRAS19
47 52 41 53 31 39
–
–
Sets the GAMMA to 1.9.
GRAS20
47 52 41 53 32 30
–
–
Sets the GAMMA to 2.0.
GRAS21
47 52 41 53 32 31
–
–
Sets the GAMMA to 2.1.
GRAS22
47 52 41 53 32 32
–
–
Sets the GAMMA to 2.2.
GRAS23
47 52 41 53 32 33
–
–
Sets the GAMMA to 2.3.
GRAS24
47 52 41 53 32 34
–
–
Sets the GAMMA to 2.4.
000
255
RHI
52 48 49
Adjusts red gain (highlight).
Notes:
1. When making input-specific adjustments such as to image quality, screen position/size or audio
sub-volume, select the input you wish to affect before making such adjustments.
2. These settings are not stored in memory.
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Value Range
Description
ASCII
HEX
Minimum Maximum
RLW
52 4C 57
000
255
Adjusts red offset (lowlight).
SHP
53 48 50
000
015
Adjusts the SHARPNESS.
STD
53 54 44
–
–
TNT
54 4E 54
000
060
Executes FACTORY and WHITE BAL.
RESET commands.
SCREEN Menu Commands (Installer Adjust Mode)
43 46 52
CPH
43 50 48
FRP
46 52 50
HPS
48 50 53
HSI
48 49 53
VPS
56 50 53
VSI
56 53 49
000
255
Adjusts clock (PLL) frequency.
000
031
Adjusts PLL phase.
–
–
064
191
Adjusts Horizontal position .
000
064
Adjusts Horizontal size (width).
064
191
Adjusts the Vertical position.
000
064
Adjusts Vertical size (height).
EL
IM
IN
A
R
CFR
Y
Adjusts the TINT.
Executes IMAGE RESET.
SET-UP Menu Commands (Installer Adjust Mode)
SVL
53 56 4C
000
020
Adjusts the sub-volume.
OPTION Menu Commands (Installer Adjust Mode)
42 50 49 53 30 31
–
–
Sets BANNER PIP input to INPUT1.
BPIS02
42 50 49 53 30 32
–
–
Sets BANNER PIP input to INPUT2.
BPPS00
42 50 50 53 30 30
–
–
Sets BANNER PIP to OFF.
BPPS01
42 50 50 53 30 31
–
–
Sets BANNER PIP position to TOP.
BPPS02
42 50 50 53 30 32
–
–
Sets BANNER PIP position to MID-HIGH.
BPPS03
42 50 50 53 30 33
–
–
Sets BANNER PIP position to MID-LOW.
BPPS04
42 50 50 53 30 34
–
–
Sets BANNER PIP position to BOTTOM.
000
255
BSL
PR
BPIS01
42 53 4C
Adjusts BLUE sidebar level.
CLMS00
43 4C 4D 53 30 30
–
–
Sets the ISF SETTING to NORMAL.
CLMS01
43 4C 4D 53 30 31
–
–
Sets the ISF SETTING to ISF CCC.
FCA
46 43 41
–
–
Sets FAN SPEED to AUTO.
FDT
46 44 54
–
–
Executes FUNCTION RESET.
FCM
46 43 4D
–
–
Sets FAN SPEED to MAX.
Notes:
1. When making input-specific adjustments such as to image quality, screen position/size or audio
sub-volume, select the input you wish to affect before making such adjustments.
2. These settings are not stored in memory.
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Value Range
Description
HEX
Minimum Maximum
46 4D 4B 53 30 30
–
–
Sets the TEST PATTERN to OFF.
FMKS02
46 4D 4B 53 30 32
–
–
Sets the TEST PATTERN to INVERSE
(negative-positive inversion).
FMKS03
46 4D 4B 53 30 33
–
–
Turns ON the WHITE test pattern.
FMKS04
46 4D 4B 53 30 34
–
–
Turns ON the RED test pattern.
FMKS05
46 4D 4B 53 30 35
–
–
Turns ON the GREEN test pattern.
FMKS06
46 4D 4B 53 30 36
–
–
Turns ON the BLUE test pattern.
FMKS07
46 4D 4B 53 30 37
–
–
Turns ON the YELLOW test pattern.
FRCS00
46 52 43 53 30 30
–
–
Sets FRC to SCALER.
FRCS01
46 52 43 53 30 31
–
–
Sets FRC to NORMAL.
PR
EL
IM
IN
A
R
FMKS00
Y
ASCII
GSL
47 53 4C
000
255
Adjusts the GREEN sidebar level.
IDC
49 44 43
–
–
Clears the display ID number (resets to
“ALL”); for example, 01IDC.
IDS
49 44 53
–
–
Sets the display ID number; for example,
01IDS sets the display ID to 01h.
Note: IDS only works if the display ID
number has been cleared (with IDC) or has
not been previously assigned.
IPRS01
49 50 52 53 30 31
–
–
Sets the DISPLAY PROFILE to NORMAL.
IPRS02
49 50 52 53 30 32
–
–
Sets the DISPLAY PROFILE to PURE.
IPRS03
49 50 52 53 30 33
–
–
Sets the DISPLAY PROFILE to
MONOTONE.
IPRS04
49 50 52 53 30 34
–
–
Sets the DISPLAY PROFILE to HIGH
CONTRAST.
LESS00
4C 45 53 53 30 30
–
–
Sets FRONT L.E.D. to OFF.
LESS01
4C 45 53 53 30 31
–
–
Sets FRONT L.E.D. to ON.
OSDS00
4F 53 44 53 30 30
–
–
Sets OSD DISPLAY to OFF.
OSDS01
4F 53 44 53 30 31
–
–
Sets OSD DISPLAY to ON.
OSSS01
4F 53 53 53 30 31
–
–
Sets OSD SIZE to LARGE.
OSSS02
4F 53 53 53 30 32
–
–
Sets OSD SIZE to SMALL.
Notes:
1. When making input-specific adjustments such as to image quality, screen position/size or audio
sub-volume, select the input you wish to affect before making such adjustments.
2. These settings are not stored in memory.
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Value Range
Description
ASCII
HEX
Minimum Maximum
50 54 52 53 30 30
–
–
Sets sub-screen translucence to OFF
(0%).
PTRS01
PTRS02
PTRS03
PTRS04
PTRS05
PTRS06
PTRS07
PTRS08
50 54 52 53 30 31
50 54 52 53 30 32
50 54 52 53 30 33
50 54 52 53 30 34
50 54 52 53 30 35
50 54 52 53 30 36
50 54 52 53 30 37
50 54 52 53 30 38
–
–
Sets sub-screen translucence to 10%.
Sets sub-screen translucence to 20%.
Sets sub-screen translucence to 30%.
Sets sub-screen translucence to 40%.
Sets sub-screen translucence to 50%.
Sets sub-screen translucence to 60%.
Sets sub-screen translucence to 70%.
Sets sub-screen translucence to 80%.
52 53 4C
53 4C 53 53 30 30
SLSS01
53 4C 53 53 30 31
SL1S01
SL1S02
SL1S03
SL1S04
SL1S05
53 4C 31 53 30 31
53 4C 31 53 30 32
53 4C 31 53 30 33
53 4C 31 53 30 34
53 4C 31 53 30 35
SL2S01
SL2S02
SL2S03
SL2S04
SL2S05
53 4C 32 53 30 31
53 4C 32 53 30 32
53 4C 32 53 30 33
53 4C 32 53 30 34
53 4C 32 53 30 35
USCS00
55 53 43 53 30 30
USCS01
55 53 43 53 30 31
Notes:
000
255
–
–
Sets SEAMLESS SWITCH to OFF.
–
–
Sets SEAMLESS SWITCH to ON.
–
–
Sets SEAMLESS SWITCH SELECT 1 to
INPUT 1... INPUT 5.
–
–
Sets SEAMLESS SWITCH SELECT 2 to
INPUT 1... INPUT 5.
–
–
Turns the UNDERSCAN setting OFF.
–
–
Turns the UNDERSCAN setting ON.
PR
SLSS00
EL
IM
IN
A
R
RSL
Y
PTRS00
Adjusts the RED sidebar level.
1. When making input-specific adjustments such as to image quality, screen position/size or audio
sub-volume, select the input you wish to affect before making such adjustments.
2. These settings are not stored in memory.
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Value Range
Description
ASCII
HEX
Minimum Maximum
Adjustment Commands
Use these commands in place of a numeric value after a command that requires one, such as the
brightness (BRT) command. For example, if the current Brightness setting is 128, you can use either
BRTDW0 or BRT118 to reduce the setting by 10.
44 57 31
44 57 32
44 57 33
44 57 34
44 57 35
44 57 36
44 57 37
44 57 38
44 57 39
–
–
DW0
44 57 30
–
–
Reduces adjustment value by 10.
DWF
44 57 46
–
–
Sets the adjustment value to the
minimum value.
UP1
UP2
UP3
UP4
UP5
UP6
UP7
UP8
UP9
55 50 31
55 50 32
55 50 33
55 50 34
55 50 35
55 50 36
55 50 37
55 50 38
55 50 39
–
–
UP0
55 50 30
–
–
Adds 10 to the adjustment value.
UPF
55 50 46
–
–
Sets the adjustment value to maximum.
EL
IM
IN
A
R
PR
Reduces adjustment value by n
(n = 1 to 9).
Y
DW1
DW2
DW3
DW4
DW5
DW6
DW7
DW8
DW9
Adds n to the adjustment value
(n = 1 to 9).
Notes:
1. When making input-specific adjustments such as to image quality, screen position/size or audio
sub-volume, select the input you wish to affect before making such adjustments.
2. These settings are not stored in memory.
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7.1
PlasmaView Specifications
Table 7-1 lists the PlasmaView specifications.
Screen Size (diagonal):
Model VP-4200: 42 in.
Model VP-5000: 50 in.
Model VP-6000: 60 in.
Image Area:
EL
IM
IN
A
R
Model VP-4200: 1024 x 768
Model VP-5000: 1365 x 768
Model VP-6000: 1365 x 768
Y
Table 7-1. PlasmaView Specifications
Native Resolution:
Model VP-4200: 36.28 x 20.29 in. (921.6 x 515.3 mm)
Model VP-5000: 43.45 x 24.50 in. (1103.6 x 622.3 mm)
Model VP-6000: 51.93 x 29.21 in. (1319.0 x 741.9 mm)
Screen Aspect Ratio:
Available Aspect Ratios:
DTV Compatibility:
ISF Settings:
16:9
4:3, Letterbox, 16:9 Anamorphic, IntelliWide™
480p, 720p, 1080i
Yes
Data/Graphics Compatibility:
Refer to Table 7-2
(1) RGB/Component (15-pin D-sub); compatible with
Microsoft “Plug & Play” (VESA DDC 1/2B)
(1) DVI with HDCP; compatible with Microsoft “Plug & Play”
(VESA DDC 2B)
(1) Composite Video or S-Video (switch-selectable)
(1) HD Component
(1) DVI Video with HDCP
(5) Audio (stereo mini-jack); 500 mV RMS / > 10 kΩ
(1) RS-232 (9-pin D-sub female)
PR
Inputs:
Outputs:
(1) RGB (15-pin D-sub)
(1) Speaker Terminals (stereo pair)
(1) Audio (stereo mini-jack); 500 mV RMS / < 5 kΩ
Audio System:
Internal amplifier
Output Power = 9W RMS x 2 at 6Ω
Power Requirements:
100 to 240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption:
Model VP-4200: 360 watts (1.5 watts in standby), maximum
Model VP-5000: 377 watts (10 watts in standby), maximum
Model VP-6000: 475 watts (10 watts in standby), maximum
Operating Environment:
40ºF to 95ºF (5ºC to 35ºC);
20% to 80% humidity (non-condensing)
Altitude – up to 9,000 feet/2,740m (Models VP-4200a,
VP-5000a and VP-6000a only)
Dimensions:
Model VP-4200: See Figure 7-1
Model VP-5000: See Figure 7-2
Model VP-6000: See Figure 7-3
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Specifications
Table 7-1. PlasmaView Specifications (continued)
Weight (with Stand):
Model VP-4200: 83.0 lbs. (37.65 kg)
Model VP-5000: 94.2 lbs. (42.73 kg)
Model VP-6000: 150.5 lbs. (68.27 kg)
Limited Warranty:
Three (3) years parts and labor from the date of delivery to the
end user (except for plasma glass panel).
Plasma Glass Panel: One (1) year parts and labor from the date
of delivery to the end user.
PR
EL
IM
IN
A
R
Y
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Figure 7-1, Figure 7-2 and Figure 7-3 show the PlasmaView dimensions (all dimensions are in
inches).
2.50
0
6.87
EL
IM
IN
A
R
38.85
34.75
36.97
42.46
Y
12.37
27.73
20.89
33.23
3.66
24.22
PR
6.82
2.50
25.47
24.74
23.31
20.61
15.65
10.53
5.57
1.25
0
0
9.75
30.62
40.30
Figure 7-1. PlasmaView Model VP-4200 Dimensions (with Optional Table Stand)
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7.2
PlasmaView Dimensions
Specifications
7.47
5.18
3.97
.92
13.98
EL
IM
IN
A
R
Y
49.98
48.41
14.00
25.00
28.31
PR
29.29
23.89
20.64
14.72
8.80
4.21
0
1.75
9.75
19.50
Figure 7-2. PlasmaView Model VP-5000 Dimensions (with Optional Table Stand)
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34.9
32.7
32.3
2.8
2.2
1.9
0
14.0
7.4
0
2.2
3.0
EL
IM
IN
A
R
Y
56.6
39.0
60
52.3
55.1
55.9
58.1
8.6
0.6
5.1
1.5
30.5
34.9
27.7
8.0
0
1.9
PR
2.0
0
12.5
1.0
1.0
46.0
58.1
Figure 7-3. PlasmaView Model VP-6000 Dimensions (with Optional Table Stand)
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Specifications
7.3
Computer/Video Signal
Compatibility
The PlasmaView can display video signals from a variety of computer sources via INPUT 1 and
INPUT 2.
Table 7-2 lists the signal types that are compatible with the PlasmaView.
Table 7-2. Computer/Video Signal Compatibility Chart
Refresh Rate
Vert.
(Hz)
Horiz.
(kHz)
INPUT 1
INPUT 2
640x400
70.1
31.5
√
–
70.1
31.5
√
√
EL
IM
IN
A
R
720x400
Y
Input
Resolution
(DotsxLines)
85.1
37.9
√
√
60.0
31.5
√
√
66.7
35.0
√
–
72.8
37.9
√
√
75.0
37.5
√
√
85.0
43.3
√
√
100.4
51.1
√
√
I/O DATA
120.4
61.3
√
√
I/O DATA
848x480
60.0
31.0
√
√
852x480
60.0
31.7
√
√
56.0
35.2
√
√
60.0
37.9
√
√
72.0
48.1
√
√
75.0
46.9
√
√
85.0
53.7
√
√
99.8
63.0
√
√
I/O DATA
120.0
75.7
√
√
I/O DATA
74.6
49.7
√
–
Apple Macintosh 16”
60.0
48.4
√
√
60.0
49.7
√
√
70.0
56.5
√
√
75.0
60.0
√
√
74.9
60.2
√
–
85.0
68.7
√
√
100.6
80.5
√
√
119.4
95.6
√
√
60.0
53.7
√
√
72.0
64.9
√
√
75.0
67.5
√
√
640x480
PR
Remarks
800x600
832x624
1024x768
1152x864
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Table 7-2. Computer/Video Signal Compatibility Chart (continued)
Refresh Rate
Input
Resolution
(DotsxLines)
Vert.
(Hz)
Horiz.
(kHz)
INPUT 1
1152x870
75.1
68.5
√
–
Apple Macintosh 21”
66.0
61.8
√
√
Sun Microsystems LO
76.0
71.7
√
√
Sun Microsystems HI
56.0
45.1
√
√
60.0
47.8
√
√
70.0
56.1
√
√
1280x800
60.0
49.7
√
√
CVT
1280x854
60.0
53.1
√
√
PC
60.0
60.0
√
√
85.0
85.9
√
√
60.0
64.0
√
√
Workstation (SGI)
60.0
64.6
√
√
Workstation (EWS4800)
71.2
75.1
√
√
Workstation (EWS4800)
72.0
78.1
√
√
Workstation (HP)
75.0
80.0
√
√
76.1
81.1
√
√
85.0
91.2
√
√
100.1
108.5
√
–
60.0
47.7
1280x960
1280x1024
Y
1280x768
Remarks
EL
IM
IN
A
R
1152x900
INPUT 2
Workstation (SUN)
I/O DATA
–
47.7
√
√
I/O DATA
59.9
48.3
√
√
I/O DATA
60.0
65.3
√
√
74.9
82.3
–
√
75.0
82.3
√
–
85.0
93.9
√
–
60.0
56.0
√
√
60.0
75.0
√
√
65.0
81.3
√
–
70.0
87.5
√
–
75.0
93.8
√
–
85.0
106.3
√
–
1680x1050
60.0
65.3
√
√
1920x1200
60.0
74.6
√
–
CVT
1920x1200RB
60.0
74.0
√
√
CVT
1360x768
1376x768
1400x1050
1440x900
1600x1200
PR
√
60.0
1360x765
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PR
EL
IM
IN
A
R
Y
Notes:
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