PRODUCT MANUAL Video Processor / Scaler PE1000 Pro Table of Contents Introduction 1 3 Overview About Plasma Enhancer® PE1000-Pro 4 Installation and Setup Overview 5 Familiarizing with Plasma Enhancer® PE1000-Pro Front Panel 6 Rear Panel 7 Remote Controls Full Feature Remote Control ™ Spouse Friendly Remote Control - TV Commander 2 Installation Hardware Installation Compatible Equipment 3 4 8 9 10-13 10 10 Power Connection 11 Display Device Connection 11 AV Device Connection 12 Antenna Connection 13 Audio Out Connection 13 Product Registration 13 Basic System Setup 14-17 Image Setup 14 Display Setup 15 TV Setup 16 System Setup 17 Advanced Setup Image Setup 18-21 18 Input Select 18 Picture 18 Aspect Ratio 18 Deinterlacer 18 Overscan 18 Y/C Delay 19 Noise Reducer 19 TrueLife 19 NLS Config 19 Position 19 Profile 19 1 Table of Contents System Setup 5 20 Pixel Magic System 20 SDI Polarity 20 Spouse Remote 20 Audio Mapping 20 AV1 Config 20 SCART Config 20 VGA Config 20 Analog Output 21 Audio Channel 21 Pass Through Mode 21 Information 21 TV Commander 21 Show Advanced Option 21 Factory Setting 21 Important Information 22-25 Troubleshooting 22 Technical Specifications 23 Safety Information 24 Support and Warranty Information 25 Introduction Thank you for purchasing the Plasma Enhancer® PE1000-Pro, featuring the most powerful video processing technologies by Pixel Magic Systems. This product will deliver a high performance processing and scaling for the most life-like picture quality and superb viewing experience of home theatre. The carton of your Plasma Enhancer® should contain the following items: 1. Plasma Enhancer® PE1000-Pro Video Processor 2. Full Feature Remote Control 3. Spouse Friendly® Remote Control 4. Transformer with mains power lead 5. Pixel Magic DVD 6. Rack mounting brackets 7. Audio and Video Cable 8. Plasma Enhancer® PE1000-Pro Product Manual Please contact your Plasma Enhancer® retailer immediately if any of the above item missing. This product manual will help you to get familiarizing with your new Plasma Enhancer® Pro, setup and configure your Plasma Enhancer® Pro, and provide you the information on how to connect and use it with your AV devices. The Technical Specifications section at the end of this user guide summarizes the key features and performance of the Plasma Enhancer ® Pro. Should you have any questions during the setup or operation of this Plasma Enhancer® Pro, you should first contact your authorized Plasma Enhancer® reseller for assistance. You can also contact Pixel Magic Systems directly for technical assistance: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.pixelmagicsystems.com Enjoy! 3 Overview About Plasma Enhancer® PE1000-Pro Plasma Enhancer® is a high performance video processor / scaler specially Special Features include: designed to enhance video quality of Plasma TVs, LCD TVs, Projectors and RPTVs. z SDI-input z DCDi™ Plasma Enhancer® comprises cutting edge digital video transmission, z Philips MK5TM high quality processing, analog tuner unprecedented high quality video in home theaters. scaling and format conversion technologies to deliver z Off-Air-Noise Terminator™ z Spouse Friendly™ remote Major technologies including Genesis Microchip’s Emmy award winning DCDi® control and TrueLife® are employed to provide impressive de-interlaced processing z TV Commander™ and outstanding picture quality. Not only that, Plasma Enhancer® is equipped z Pixel Magic System™ with the new Philips 5th generation high quality analog TV tuner MK5™. z TrueLife™ Boasting a best-in-class noise figure of less than 5dB throughout the frequency range, and with improved selectivity, Plasma Enhancer offers crystal clear analog TV reception quality. Video Sources Display Devices Installation and Setup Overview Overview To install and set up your Plasma Enhancer® PE1000-Pro, you can follow our installation guidelines in this manual. The basic 5 key steps include: 1 Display Device Connection: Connect your Plasma Enhancer® to your display device(s) i.e. Plasma TV, LCD TV with reference to section 2, Hardware Installation. An On-Screen Display (OSD) menu will be shown on your display device for your setup. 2 AV Devices Connection: Connect your AV device(s) i.e. DVD Player, TV cable box to your Plasma Enhancer® with reference to section 2, Hardware Installation. 3 TV Setup: Connect a TV cable or antenna to your Plasma Enhancer ® with reference to section 2, Hardware Installation and section 3, Basic System Setup. 4 Plasma Enhancer Configuration: Configure your Plasma Enhancer® with reference to section 3, Basic System Setup, and section 4, Advanced Setup. 5 Registration: Register your Plasma Enhancer® at www.pixelmagicsystems.com to enjoy official warranty, technical support, and software update from Pixel Magic Systems Ltd. !!Caution!! Ensure ALL devices are switched OFF before connecting your audio and video systems to your Plasma Enhancer® Refer to this product manual from time to time for detailed connection and set up instructions in addition to correspond to our safety precautions. 5 Familiarizing with Plasma Enhancer® PE1000-Pro Overview Plasma Enhancer® PE1000-Pro Front Panel 8 7 6 5 4 2 3 1 Front Panel Features 1 Power indicator LED Green - running mode Red - standby mode 2 Digital 1 Pass Thru indicator LED ON - HDMI Digital 1 In video pass through 3 Digital 2 Pass Thru indicator LED ON - HDMI Digital 2 In video pass through 4 Analog Pass Thru indicator LED ON - Analog In video pass through 5 Film indicator LED ON - Film mode enabled 6 IR indicator LED Flashing white when receiving signal from the remote control 7 4-Digit LED display Display status of your Plasma Enhancer 8 AV3: video audio input S-Video / Composite video and stereo audio input ® Familiarizing with Plasma Enhancer® PE1000-Pro Overview Plasma Enhancer® PE1000-Pro Rear Panel 14 13 15 12 8 10 9 6 7 11 4 5 3 2 1 Rear Panel Features 1 2 Power switch Power supply cable entry 1 - Switch ON 0 - Switch OFF Connect with the supplied transformer to your Plasma ® Enhancer VIDEO / AUDIO INPUTS 3 RF In Antenna / 75-ohm coaxial input for analog TV tuner: European (PAL & SECAM) or NTSC 4 AV1: video audio input S-Video / Composite / Component with stereo audio 5 AV2: SCART input SCART input configurable as S-Video / RGBS / Component / Composite with stereo audio & aspect ratio auto-detection via pin 8 (only applicable to some DVD players) 6 Analog In HDTV analog input for pass-through via DB15 7 SDI In Serial Digital Interface input 8 Digital 1 & 2 In HDMI (HDCP, video only) inputs x 2 for 480p/576p processing and HDTV passthrough VIDEO / AUDIO OUTPUTS 9 Analog Out Analog video out via DB15 connector – The DB15 analog output can also be used as component (YPbPr) video outputs (via optional adaptor) 10 Digital Out HDMI digital video out (HDCP, video only) 11 Audio Out Stereo audio out OTHER CONNECTIVITY 12 IR Emitter Infrared output jack to connect to an external infrared transmitter (not included) 13 USB port For Plasma Enhancer future upgrade use 14 RJ45 Ethernet connection Reserved for future application 15 RS232 DB9 male serial Connection For integration of Plasma Enhancer into home theater control systems ® ® 7 Remote Controls Overview Full Feature Remote Control Two remote controls are supplied with your Plasma Enhancer®. One is a full feature remote, another is a smaller and easy-to-use Spouse Friendly™ Remote Control specially designed for your family members. Full Feature Remote Control Features 1 2 3 4 ® 1 Power ON & OFF buttons Press ON to switch on your Plasma Enhancer & press OFF to switch to standby mode. There are few seconds standby time when you switched off the device and switched back on. 2 TV ON/OFF button Switch ON & OFF your display device Note: Only applicable when you have programmed the TV ® ON/OFF button to the Plasma Enhancer and a remote module is connected to the back of the device. 5 3 11 7 10 8 12 13 15 16 17 18 Note: Insert batteries to remote control before using Shuffle among different video sources for your display device Note: Only applicable when you have programmed the AV SEL ® button to the Plasma Enhancer and a remote module is connected to the back of the device. 9 6 14 AV SEL button 4 MUTE button Mute and restore Plasma Enhancer® audio output 5 0 – 9 buttons Select and switch to a TV channel using 0-9 buttons 6 -/-- button Switch between 1-digit & 2-digit TV channel number 7 CH+ / CH- buttons Scan up and down through channels 8 VOL+ / VOL- buttons Adjust audio volume (sound system from audio out) 9 AUDIO button Select multi-channel TV sound (NICAM) options: stereo, dual (main / sub channel) and mono 10 MENU / OK button Press MENU to call up OSD menu; OK to select item or confirm setting 11 ESC button Exit and go back one level up of the menu 12 Aspect Ratio buttons Directly switch to common aspect ratio settings including 4:3, 16:9, Natural NLS and 16:9 Letter Box 13 Picture adjustment buttons Directly call up Picture adjustment menus including BRIghtness, CONtrast, COLor and SHArpness 14 RECALL PROFILE button Recall a stored user profile 15 INFO button Display current INFOrmation and status of Plasma Enhancer on 4-digit LED 16 AUTO / VIDEO buttons Select AUTO or VIDEO deinterlace methods 17 Input Select buttons Directly select active video source including SDI, AV2 (SCART), YPbPr1, TV, VIDEO1, VIDEO3, S-VIDEO1, S-VIDEO3, HDMI1, HDMI2, and VGA 18 PASS Applicable to HDMI1, HDMI2 and VGA ® Passthrough ON: no processing on input video Passthrough OFF: processing applied to input video Remote Controls Overview Spouse Friendly™ Remote Control The Spouse Friendly™ remote control provides a simple and user-friendly interface for you and your family members to control and navigate the common functions of your home theatre device(s). From now on, members of your family can operate your Plasma Enhancer® as easily as operating a TV. The Spouse Friendly™ remote also provide you a feature of selecting input source directly without the need to call up the OSD menu each time, so that you could select an input source simply by pressing a button. See section 4, Input Select setup for the initial configuration for this function. Spouse Friendly® Remote Control Features 1 ON/OFF button 1 2 ® Press ON to switch on your Plasma Enhancer & press OFF to switch to standby mode. Note: There are few seconds standby time when you switched off the device and switched back on again. 2 3 INPUT button 0 – 9 buttons / 3 Select from different video input sources. E.g. Press <INPUT> followed by <1> for DVD input. The DVD stands for user defined input source on spouse remote function. 4 Select and switch to a TV channel using 0-9 buttons. 6 5 Input Select buttons 11 9 8 10 12 13 4 -/-- button Switch between 1-digit & 2-digit TV channel number 5 PICTURE button Directly call up Picture adjustment menu 6 Aspect Ratio buttons Directly switch to 4:3, 16:9, Natural NLS aspect ratio 7 CH+ / CH- buttons Scan up and down through channels 17 8 VOL+ / VOL- buttons Adjust display device audio volume (same as item 17) 18 9 MENU button Call up and exit OSD setup menu 10 ENTER button Select item or confirm setting 11 ESC button Exit and go back one level up of the menu 7 16 ® 12 INFO button Display current INFOrmation & status of Plasma Enhancer , on 4-digit LED 13 AUDIO button Select multi-channel TV sound (NICAM) options: stereo, dual (main / sub channel), and mono 14 PASS Applicable to HDMI1, HDMI2, and VGA 15 14 Note: Insert batteries to the remote control before use Passthrough ON: no processing on input video Passthrough OFF: processing applied to input video 15 MUTE Mute and restore Plasma Enhancer® audio output TV Commander (only applicable when you have programmed the buttons to the Plasma ® Enhancer and a remote module is connected to the back of the device) 16 ON/OFF button Switch ON & OFF your display device 17 VOL+ / VOL- buttons Adjust display device audio volume 18 AV SEL button Shuffle among different video sources for your display device 9 Installation Hardware Installation Compatible Equipment Plasma Enhancer® is a high performance video processor and scaler designed to process TV and video signals from your AV devices and transmits improved signals to your display device. Plasma Enhancer®PE1000-Pro is compatible with: Display Devices: Analog or digital display device capable of accepting input in the form of: z Digital HDMI (HDCP, video only) z Analog RGBHV or YPbPr via VGA (DB15 connector) AV Devices: AV source device capable of outputting: z SDI (Serial Digital Interface) z Digital HDMI (HDCP, video only) z Analog HDTV via VGA (DB15 connector) z SCART (S-Video, RGBS, Component, or Composite) z RGBS (separate sync) z Component (YPbPr) z S-Video z Composite Video z Antenna for analog TV Hardware Installation Installation Power Connection Connect your Plasma Enhancer® to a power point using the transformer provided. Display Device Connection 1 Preparation: Make sure your display device has either digital HDMI or analog VGA (DB15) terminals. Prepare the corresponding cable for connection (use high quality cables for an optimum quality). 2 Connection: Ensure your display device(s) are powered OFF; connect Plasma Enhancer® to your display device(s) with appropriate terminals and cables. 3 Verification: Switch ON both of your Plasma Enhancer® and display device(s); set the display device(s) to show the video channel that the Plasma Enhancer® is connected. Ensure the On-Screen Display Decide which output terminal to use for your display device(s): (Best quality first) (OSD) menu of your Plasma Enhancer® is displayed properly. 1 HDMI (HDCP, video only; a direct digital connection from Plasma Enhancer to the display device) 2 Analog video out via DB15 connector – The DB15 analog output can also be used as component (YPbPr) video outputs For best result, select the digital connection (HDMI) of your display device(s) when both digital (HDMI) and analog (VGA) terminals are available. Generally, digital terminal provides better processing and less interference over short/long distance while the analog terminal cannot offer such result. Power Switch HDMI VGA Transformer Power Point DVI HDMI VGA Video Outputs Plasma TV / LCD TV / Projector / RPTV 11 Installation Hardware Installation AV Device Connection Plasma Enhancer® comprises a comprehensive set of input terminals that allow Decide which video inputs to use for your AV device(s): (Best quality first) 1 you to connect to a wide range of audio video devices. Serial Digital Interface (SDI) input x 1 (Standard) 2 HDMI (HDCP, video only) inputs x2 for HDTV passthrough 3 HDTV analog input via VGA (DB15 connector) x 1 4 AV1: Component x 1, S-Video x 1, Composite x 1 with stereo audio x 1 5 AV2: SCART input x 1 (configurable as RGBS, Component, or S-Video or Composite) with stereo audio x 1 6 Follow the below steps to install: AV3 on front panel: S-Video x 1, Composite x 1 with stereo audio x 1 1 Preparation: List all AV devices that you wish to connect to Plasma Enhancer® for outputting processed video. 2 Allocation: Decide which input terminals of your Plasma Enhancer® to use for your AV device(s), and set aside high quality terminals to this source(s) (e.g. DVD player with SDI output should be connected to SDI terminal). Make sure all required cables are available. 3 Connection: Ensure all devices are powered OFF; connect the AV device(s) to your Plasma Enhancer® with the appropriate terminals and cables. Tips: It is recommended that you choose the interlaced output from your AV devices, instead of progressive (e.g. 480i instead of 480p). This leaves the conversion from interlaced video to progressive video to be performed ® by Plasma Enhancer , which has sophisticated processing dedicated to this task. 4 Setup: Switch ON your Plasma Enhancer®, AV device(s) and display device(s). Set up your Plasma Enhancer® according to the next section, Basic System Setup. DVD Player with SDI Output Digital HDTV Sources in HDMI HDMI x 2 VCR / DVD Player Analog HDTV Source / PC Analog VGA SDI AV1: Component / S-Video / Composite VCR / DVD Player AV2: SCART Hardware Installation Installation Antenna Connection 1 Ensure all devices are powered OFF; connect the VHF/UHF to your Plasma Enhancer® with an antenna cable. 2 Switch ON your Plasma Enhancer® and set up TV channels according to section 3, TV Setup. Audio Out Connection 1 Ensure all devices are powered OFF; connect your Plasma Enhancer® by using a stereo audio cable to your sound system. 2 Switch ON both of your Plasma Enhancer® and sound system, and set up Plasma Enhancer® according to section 4, Audio Mapping. Product Registration Note: ® To enjoy a 12-month warranty, you must register your Plasma Enhancer online at www.pixelmagicsystems.com Temporary Connected AV Device (e.g. video cam) Sound System AV3: Component / S-Video / Composite Audio Registration will just take a couple of minutes. You will need your serial number, so please make a note of it prior to registration. Antenna RF 13 Basic Setup Basic System Setup Image Setup (IMAG) SETUP Image Setup is used to set the image from your AV device(s) to your Plasma → IMAGE SETUP DISPLAY SETUP TV SETUP SYSTEM SETUP Enhancer®. You can select the video input to be displayed, adjust picture settings, and many more functions from the OSD menu. The basic setup will be ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL introduced and illustrated here. The advanced setup and configuration will be demonstrated in the coming sections. IMAGE SETUP → INPUT SELECT PICTURE ASPECT RATIO DEINTERLACER OVERSCAN Y/C DELAY NOISE REDUCER ↑ Input Select (INPU) This allows you to select the active video source. ↓ ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL 1 Press MENU button of your remote control to call up OSD menu. 2 From the SETUP page, use ↑ and ↓ buttons to highlight IMAGE SETUP, press ENTER button to continue. INPUT SELECT → SDI HDMI 1 HDMI 2 VGA VGA YPBPR YPBPR 1 S-VIDEO 1 (SV1) S-VIDEO 3 (SV3) COMPOSITE 1 (VDO1) COMPOSITE 3 (VDO3) SCART TV ↑ 3 Choose INPUT SELECT, press ENTER button to continue. 4 Choose the video input terminal to display by using ↑ and ↓ then press ENTER button to confirm. ↓ ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL Tips: You may use the Input Select button of your remote OR controls to select the active video source directly. ASPECT RATIO → 4:3 16:9 FULL SCREEN 16:9 LETTER BOX 2.35:1 NATURAL NLS ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL Aspect Ratio (AR) This is to establish the Aspect Ratio (AR) of the active video source. Different AR setting can be saved for individual video input source so you may required to modify this for the same video source (i.e. DVD titles may have different AR setting; you may check this from the DVD packaging accordingly). 5 Press MENU button of your remote control to invoke OSD menu. 6 Choose IMAGE SETUP, press ENTER button to continue. 7 Choose ASPECT RATIO, press ENTER button to continue. 8 Choose the suitable AR setting for the active video source by using ↑ and ↓ button then press ENTER button to confirm. Basic System Setup Basic Setup Display Setup (DISP) SETUP This is a fundamental setup step to ensure both the OSD menu and output ® video of your Plasma Enhancer can be displayed properly on your display → IMAGE SETUP DISPLAY SETUP TV SETUP SYSTEM SETUP device(s). For an optimum display quality, you should set a suitable resolution and AR of your Plasma Enhancer® that is corresponds to your display device perfectly. Setting Resolution (RESO) Resolution refers to the number of columns and rows of pixels your display ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL DISPLAY SETUP → RESOLUTION ASPECT RATIO device has (for example 1280 x 720). 1 Press MENU button of your remote control to call up OSD menu. 2 From the SETUP page, use ↑ and ↓ buttons to highlight DISPLAY ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL SETUP, press ENTER button to continue. RESOLUTION 3 Choose RESOLUTION, press ENTER button to continue. 4 Choose the resolution of your display device from the list and press ENTER button to confirm. → 480p 540p 576p 720p 1080i 1080p 640x480 Tips: Always check the native resolution of your display device ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL for ↑ ↓ best quality. Setting Aspect Ratio (AR) Aspect Ratio refers to the ratio of width to height of your display device. For example, if your display is 16:9 LCD TV, AR of it is 16:9. 5 Press MENU button of your remote control to call up OSD menu. 6 From the SETUP page, use ↑ and ↓ buttons to highlight DISPLAY SETUP, press ENTER button to continue. 7 Select ASPECT RATIO, press ENTER button to continue. 8 Typically, the AR of your display has been set correctly as shown in the OSD. Otherwise, you may choose the AR of your display device from the list then press ENTER to confirm. Note: If you are not sure the resolution of your display device, you may refer to section 4 Pixel Magic System to determine the nearest value. Format of Resolution: Resolution 480p 540p 576p 720p 1080i 1080p 640 x 480 800 x 600 848 x 480 852 x 480 856 x 480 1024 x 576 1024 x 768 1024 x 1024 ALIS 1280 x 720 1280 x 768 1280 x 1024 1360 x 768 1360 x 1024 1366 x 768 1368 x 768 1400 x 788 1400 x 1050 1920 x 1080 Customized Format shown on the LED 480p 540p 576p 720p 108I 108P VGA SVGA PL01 PL02 PL03 PL04 XGA PL05 SXGA PL06 PL07 PL08 PL09 PL10 PL11 PL12 PL13 PL14 CUST 15 Basic Setup Basic System Setup TV Setup (TV) SETUP → IMAGE SETUP DISPLAY SETUP TV SETUP SYSTEM SETUP ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL Plasma Enhancer® is equipped with the latest Philips 5th generation high quality analog TV tuner MK5™. This offers crystal clear analog TV reception quality. Tuner Setup (TUNE) Use Tuner Setup to search and create a list of receivable TV channels automatically. When setting up TV channels at first time, select SEARCH ALL TV SETUP → CHANNEL DETAILS TUNER SETUP PROFILE SETUP BAND to auto scan all receivable channels. (Refer to Tips on the left below) 1 Press MENU button of your remote control to invoke OSD menu. 2 From the SETUP page, use ↑ and ↓ buttons to highlight TV SETUP, press ENTER button to continue. ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL TUNER SETUP 3 Choose TUNER SETUP, press ENTER button to continue. 4 Set the TV channels following the instructions shown on screen. → SOUND SYSTEM: I TUNER GAIN: 2 SEARCH VHF LOW BAND SEARCH VHF HIGH BAND SEARCH UHF SEARCH ALL BAND Tuner Gain ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL boost overall TV reception. OR CHANNEL DETAILS → CH 01 02 03 04 05 FREQ 47125 48725 50325 51925 ----- SYS I I I I I Turner gain is employed in a bad TV reception area, while this function is to Channel Details (CHAD) Use Channel Details to fine tune TV channels, shift TV channels, and delete surplus channels. 5 Press MENU button of your remote control to invoke OSD menu. 6 From the SETUP page, use ↑ and ↓ buttons to highlight TV SETUP, ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL press ENTER button to continue. 7 Choose CHANNEL DETAILS, press ENTER button to continue. 8 You may want to do fine tune and move channels or delete unwanted channels. Tips: Tuning setup may take longer if you are doubt with the bandwidth you should tune from. If you are familiar with the bandwidth, you could select to tune directly from: SEARCH VHFLOW BAND SEARCH VHFHIGH BAND SEARCH UHF If you are not sure, select SEARCH ALL BAND. Profile Setup (PROS) The profile setting can be utilized to share or separate current video profiles (aspect ratio, deinterlacer, picture, noise reducer and etc) between channels. Basic System Setup Basic Setup Sound Mode There are numerous sound mode applied to different countries, namely I, D/K, M, and B/G. For Hong Kong, I is the sound mode that is being used. You may check with your sound systems user manual or consult your AV retailer for this information. System Setup (SYS) SETUP SYSTEM SETUP is used for detailed configuration of your Plasma Enhancer®. You can use Pixel Magic System™ to help configuring Plasma Enhancer® to → IMAGE SETUP DISPLAY SETUP TV SETUP SYSTEM SETUP match resolution of your display device, set up the Spouse Friendly™ Remote Control, configure video sources of AV1, SCART, and VGA, and etc. Pixel Magic System™ Pixel Magic System is a set of tools for users to configure the video output of Plasma Enhancer, ensuring that it is mapped to digital output devices in Pixel Perfect mode / 1:1 pixel mapping. Typically, a video processor cannot ensure it can map to digital displays pixel by pixel to produce crystal clear image even if it can output the native resolution of the display device. This is because whether pixel clock and phase are perfectly matched or not can hardly be verified. ↑↓ : SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL SYSTEM SETUP → LANGUAGE ↑ PIXEL MAGIC SYSTEM SDI POLARITY SPOUSE REMOTE AUDIO MAPPING AV1 CONFIG SCART CONFIG VGA CONFIG ANALOG OUTPUT AUDIO CHANNEL PASS THR MODE FIRMWARE UPGRADE INFORMATION TV COMMANDER SHOW ADVANCED OPTION FACTORY SETTING ↓ ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL Additional information of system settings can be found in section 4, Systems Setup. 17 Advanced Setup Image Setup Input Select (INPU) SETUP → IMAGE SETUP DISPLAY SETUP TV SETUP SYSTEM SETUP ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL You need to configure and maneuver the active video source on this menu once, then you will be able utilize the simple input select button from your remote controls to navigate the input source. Simply use the ↓ and ↑ to select and setup, and press ENTER to confirm your setting. INPUT SELECT → SDI HDMI 1 HDMI 2 VGA VGA YPBPR COMPONENT 1 S-VIDEO 1 S-VIDEO 3 COMPOSITE 1 COMPOSITE 3 SCART TV ↑ ↓ ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL PICTURE Picture (PICT) This menu allows you to arrange the appearance of the video being displayed. An extensive choice of parameters is available. The Offset and Gain is an advanced option when the color of the image is tainted. Use the R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue) Offset / Gain the tainted color appears on the image. Aspect Ratio (AR) AR is the ratio of image width to image height. Common motion-picture ratios are 16:9 or 4:3. LCD s and Plasma screens are usually 16:9. Always check your DVD titles/disc for a suitable AR. Deinterlacer (DEIN) De-interlacing is a complex process that converts a traditional interlaced video source into the progressive scan format required by modern high definition displays. A wide range of de-interlacing choice is available. Overscan (OVER) Overscan results in enlarging the image a little bit, so that only the major centre part of the viewable image is shown on the display. It is deliberately done to avoid any messy artifacts at the edges. You can select cropping 0-9% original picture for best quality. → BRIGHTNESS CONTRAST COLOR SHARPNESS R OFFSET G OFFSET B OFFSET R GAIN G GAIN B GAIN ↑ ↓ ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL ASPECT RATIO → 4:3 16:9 FULL SCREEN 16:9 LETTER BOX 2.35:1 NATURAL NLS ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL DEINTERLACER → AUTO VIDEO 2:2 EVEN 2:2 ODD NTSC30 ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL OVERSCAN → OFF 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% ↑ ↓ ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL Advanced Setup Image Setup Y/C Delay (YCDL) Y/C DELAY Y/C is abbreviation for luminance / chrominance, Color and details are kept separate, thus preventing composite video artifacts. Normally, Y/C delay is encountered when you see the color of the image has changed. If you encounter this problem, you can adjust the nearby value to eliminate it. -4 -3 -2 -1 → 0 1 2 3 ↑ ↓ ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL Noise Reducer (NOIS) NOISE REDUCER Noise Reducer is used to improve video quality by reducing video noise of off-air materials, i.e. TV signal produce noises. Noise reducer can remove the surplus noise. Choose the one that you feel comfortable. → OFF LOW MID HIGH SUPER TRUELIFE options (all with range 0-100) ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL Detail Thd: sets threshold point for introduction of Horizontal Detail enhancement Detail Eff: sets level of Horizontal Detail enhancement Luma Edge Eff: sets level of Horizontal Edge Luma enhancement Note: SUPER function can reduce all the surplus noises, but this may produces side effect such as wiping all the Luma Edge Thd: sets threshold point for introduction of Horizontal Edge Luma enhancement small noises that are not the excess noises. TRUELIFE TrueLife™ (TRUE) TrueLife™ uses non-linear algorithms to enhance image details and colors and improve depth perception by sharpening large edges without introducing visual artifacts or distortion. NLS Config (NLSC) NLS Config (Non-Linear Stretching) is used to fill a full 16:9 screen with a 4:3 image while minimizing the widening effect on the image. → DETAIL EFF DETAIL THS LUMA EDG EFF LUMA EDG THS CHROMA EDG EFF CHROMA EDG THS V LUMA EDG EFF V LUMA EDG THS ↑ Chroma Edge Eff: sets level of Horizontal Edge Chroma enhancement Chroma Edge Thd: sets threshold point for introduction of Horizontal Edge Chroma enhancement ↓ ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL V Luma Edge Eff: sets level of Vertical Details enhancement V Luma Edge Thd: sets threshold point for introduction of Vertical Detail enhancement NLS CONFIG → CENTER SHAPE CROP TO FIT ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL NLS Configuration: CENTER SHAPE option allows less horizontal stretching at image center and more stretching at both sides. CROP TO FIT option crops top and bottom part of an image to reduce horizontal stretching. Position (POS) This setting allows the displayed image to be moved to perfectly fit the display device. This function is of particular useful when watching 2.35:1 movies with a subtitle displayed on an invisible area. Profile (PROF) PROFILE → Profile allows you to store and recall up to 9 image profiles including all features reference above. RECALL PROFILE STORE PROFILE ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL 19 Advanced Setup System Setup Pixel Magic System™ (PIXM) SETUP → IMAGE SETUP DISPLAY SETUP TV SETUP SYSTEM SETUP Pixel Magic Systems™ provides an automated mechanism for setting the output display configuration of Plasma Enhancer® to perfectly match that of your display device. ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL To use Pixel Magic System™, you must have a DVD player connected to your Plasma Enhancer®. Try to use a DVD player with a SDI connection, as digital SYSTEM SETUP → LANGUAGE ↑ PIXEL MAGIC SYSTEM SDI POLARITY SPOUSE REMOTE AUDIO MAPPING AV1 CONFIG SCART CONFIG VGA CONFIG ANALOG OUTPUT AUDIO CHANNEL PASS THR MODE FIRMWARE UPGRADE INFORMATION TV COMMANDER SHOW ADVANCED OPTION FACTORY SETTING ↓ ↑↓: SELECTION ENTER: CONFIRM ESC: CANCEL connection guarantees 100% lossless transfer of the DVD information to your Plasma Enhancer®. Use the Pixel Magic Systems CD provided with the package to configure the mapping. SDI Polarity (SDIP) SDI Polarity is used to configure polarity of SDI terminal to auto, positive, or negative. Plasma Enhancer® has the function to detect the correct option automatically. Spouse Friendly™ Remote (SREM) Spouse Friendly™ Remote can be used to allocate the AV input terminal to the input select buttons of the remote itself. Press <MENU> to call up OSD to setup. Audio Mapping (AUDI) Audio Mapping is used to map relevant audio out terminal to different video sources. For example, you could map SDI to AV3 for sound playing from the AV3, when viewing video source through SDI terminal. AV1 Config (AVCO) The AV1 Config is used to configure AV1 video terminal as YPbPr or RGBS. SCART Config (SCAR) SCART input is widely used in European countries. The SCART CONFIG is used to configure SCART (AV2) terminal as RGBS, YPbPr, S-Video, or Video. VGA Config (VGAC) This is used to configure VGA (ANALOG IN) terminal as RGBHV or YPbPr. Advanced Setup System Setup Analog Output (ANAO) This is used to configure VGA (ANALOG OUT) terminal as RGBHV or YPbPr. Audio Channel (AUCH) The Audio Channel is used to select audio channel of the video source for audio output. You can use this for NICAM channel selection for TV viewing. Pass Through Mode Pass Thr Mode is used to activate (ON) and deactivate (OFF) video pass through function. When Pass Thru mode is ON, no video processing is applied to the video source. Information (INFO) Information is used to show a complete information page on screen, info such as firmware version, input source, AR, resolution, deinterlacer, brightness/contrast, and color/sharpness. TV Commander™ (TVCM) (Optional) TV Commander™ is used for your Plasma Enhancer® to learn the common infrared remote control signals of your TV (TV on/off, volume up/down, and AV selection). You need to configure this before you can control your TV from your Plasma Enhancer® remote controls. (Note: a wired Infrared transmitter (not included in the package) is required to be ® installed at the back of your Plasma Enhancer in order to perform this function) Show Advanced Option (ADOP) Show Advanced Option is used to configure other settings which are not shows on the default menu. You could select this mode (ON) when you want to configure your own advanced settings. Factory Setting (FACT) Factory Setting is used when you want to reset your Plasma Enhancer® to the default setting. 21 Important Information Troubleshooting LED is not displayed properly (including power) z Check that the unit is connected to a working mains supply, and that it is switched on. No picture is displayed on your display device z Ensure both your Plasma Enhancer® and display device are switched ON. z It may take up to 30 seconds for Plasma Enhancer® to complete the initialization process before a video can be displayed. z Ensure your display device is properly connected to Plasma Enhancer® and correct video input is selected from your display device. z Press MENU button from the remote controls and check whether the OSD menu can be displayed properly on your display device. z Check whether the resolution is set to match your display device. Refer to section 2, DISPLAY SETUP for more information. z Ensure your AV device is properly connected to Plasma Enhancer® and the relative video input has been selected from your Plasma Enhancer®. z Ensure the video source is of correct format. Picture is displayed but is unstable z Check cabling, particularly that the cable providing video sync is connected correctly. Picture appears to be stretched z Ensure that the aspect ratio of the video source material, aspect ratio of your display device, and display resolution are all correctly set. Technical Specifications Important Information Audio / Video Inputs z Antenna input for analog TV tuner x 1: European (PAL & SECAM) or NTSC versions are available z Serial Digital Interface (SDI) input x 1 (Standard) z HDTV analog input for passthrough x 1 z HDMI (HDCP, video only) inputs x 2 for HDTV passthrough z AV1: S-Video x 1, Component x 1, Composite x 1, with stereo audio x 1 z AV2: SCART input x 1 (configurable as S-Video, RGBS, Component or Composite) with stereo audio x 1; aspect ratio auto-detection via pin 8 z AV3 on front panel: S-Video x 1, Composite x 1, with stereo audio x 1 Audio / Video Outputs z Digital video: HDMI (HDCP, video only) x 1 z Analog video: RGBHV or Component (YPbPr)(DB15 connector) z Stereo audio Resolutions supported z 480p, 540p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 640x480, 800x600, 848x480, 852x480, 856x480, 1024x576, 1024x768, 1024x1024 ALiS, 1280x720, 1280x768, 1280x1024, 1360x1024, 1366x768, 1368x768, 1400x788, 1400x1050, 1920x1080; z User-customizable output resolutions User-friendly appliance z On-Screen Display for easy system setup z Two different remote control units are included z Firmware upgradeable through USB port z One infrared output jack on rear panel to connect to an external infrared transmitter (not included) z TV Commander® (optional) General z Dimensions: 438 x 285 x 50 mm / 17.3 x 11.2 x 1.97 inch z Weight: 3.5 kg / 7.7 lb z Power Consumption: 20W z Power Supply: 110 / 220V AC Auto-sensing Specifications and features subject to change without notice 23 Important Information Safety Information Safeguards & Important Safety Instruction z To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or back) no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. z If the wall plug does not fit into your local power socket, then ask your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not modify the wall plug. To do so will void the warranty and safety feature. z To ensure maximum performance, please read this manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future reference. z Install this unit in a cool, dry, clean place – away from windows, heat sources, and sources of excessive vibration, dust, moisture and cold. Avoid sources of humming (transformers, motors). To prevent fire or electrical shock, do not expose the unit to rain or water. z Never remove the unit cover. Contact your dealer if an object falls inside the unit. z Do not use force on switches, controls or connection wires. When moving the unit, first disconnect the power plug and the wires connected to other equipment. Never pull on the wires themselves. z The openings on the unit cover assure proper ventilation of the unit. If these openings are obstructed, the temperature inside the unit will rise rapidly. Therefore, avoid placing objects against these openings, and install the unit in a well-ventilated area to prevent fire and damage. z Be sure to allow a space of at least 30 cm behind, 20 cm on the both sides and 10 cm above the top panel of the unit to prevent fire and damage. z The voltage used must be the same as that specified on this unit. Using this unit with a higher voltage than specified is dangerous and may result in fire or other accidents. PIXEL MAGIC SYSTEMS LTD will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than specified. z Digital signals generated by this unit may interfere with other equipment such as tuners, receivers or TVs. Move this unit farther away from such equipment if interference is observed. z Do not attempt to clean the unit with chemical solvents; this might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth. z Be sure to read the “TROUBLESHOOTING” section regarding common operating errors before concluding that the unit is faulty. z When not planning to use this unit for long periods of time, disconnect the AC power plug from the wall outlet. z To prevent lightning damage, disconnect the AC power plug when there is an electrical storm. z Grounding or polarization – Precautions should be taken so that the grounding or polarization of an appliance is not defeated. z This unit is not disconnected from the AC power source as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if this unit itself is turned off. This state is called the standby mode. In this mode, this unit is designed to consume a small amount of power. Support and Warranty Information Important Information Product Support Plasma Enhancer® is designed to provide you an ever long lasting viewing pleasure. If for any reason you encounter a problem with your Plasma Enhancer®, please do the followings: z Carefully pursue the steps shown in section 5 Troubleshooting; or z Contact your Plasma Enhancer® retailer for advice. !!Caution: Under NO circumstances should you attempt to open, repair or modify your Plasma Enhancer® unit as this could expose you to electrical shock, and / or severely damage your Plasma Enhancer®. Product Warranty Pixel Magic Systems Ltd warrants Plasma Enhancer® for one-year from the date of purchase to the original purchaser that this product is free from defects in material and workmanship. If, after inspection, you discover any defects in material or workmanship, Pixel Magic Systems Ltd will have the option to repair, or replace the defective Pixel Magic Systems’ product free of charge. This one-year warranty does not cover damages from normal wear and tear or from accidental damage, misuse, improper care, alterations and damage caused in transportation by a common carrier or airline. There are no other warranties expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and the fitness for a particular purpose beyond the terms of this one-year warranty. The one-year warranty offered by Pixel Magic Systems Ltd herein may not be modified by any oral representations made by any employee, agent or representative of Pixel Magic Systems Ltd. Repair or replacement as provided under this warranty is the exclusive remedy of the consumer. Pixel Magic Systems Ltd shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages for breach of any expressed or implied warranty on this product, except to the extent prohibited by applicable laws, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose on this product is limited in duration to the duration of this warranty. If you need to have your Pixel Magic Systems’ product repaired or replaced under the conditions of this one-year warranty, please contact your dealer to make suitable arrangements. Limitation of Liability (for all customers) BOTH YOURS AND PIXEL MAGIC SYSTEMS’ LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE PRICE PAID FOR PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER YOU OR PIXEL MAGIC SYSTEMS LTD BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM PERFORMANCE OR FAILURE TO PERFORM UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, OR USE OF ANY GOODS OR SERVICE SOLD PURSUANT HERETO, WHETHER DUE TO A BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE , OR OTHERWISE. NEITHER YOU NOR PIXEL MAGIC SYSTEMS LTD SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO THE OTHER FOR INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN. 25 Pixel Magic Systems Ltd Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.pixelmagicsystems.com DCDi® by Faroudja and TrueLife™ are registered trademarks of Genesis Microchip. Pixel Magic System™, Off-Air-Noise-Terminator™, Spouse Friendly™, and TV Commander™ are registered trademarks of Pixel Magic Systems Ltd. All rights reserved.
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