Samsung | 931BW | Samsung 931BW User Manual

SyncMaster 931BW
Install drivers
Install programs
SyncMaster 931BW
Model
SyncMaster 931BW
Notation
Failure to follow directions noted by this symbol could result in bodily harm or damage to the
equipment.
Prohibited
Important to read and understand at all times
Do not disassemble
Disconnect the plug from the outlet
Do not touch
Ground to prevent an electric shock
Power
When not used for extended period of time, set your computer to DPMS.
If using a screen saver, set it to active screen mode.
Do not use a damaged or loose plug.
This may cause electric shock or fire.
Do not pull the plug out by the wire nor touch the plug with wet hands.
This may cause electric shock or fire.
Use only a properly grounded plug and receptacle.
An improper ground may cause electric shock or equipment damage.
Insert the power plug firmly so that it does not come loose.
A bad connection may cause fire.
Do not excessively bend the plug and wire nor place heavy objects upon them, which
could cause damage.
This may cause electric shock or fire.
Do not connect too many extension cords or plugs to one outlet.
This may cause fire.
Do not disconnect the power cord while using the monitor.
A surge may be caused by the separation and may damage the monitor.
Do not use the power cord when the connector or plug is dusty.
If the connector or plug of the power cord is dusty, clean it with a dry cloth.
Using the power cord with a dusty plug or connector may cause electric shock or
fire.
Installation
Be sure to contact an authorized Service Center when installing your set in a location
with heavy dust, high or low temperatures, high humidity, and exposed to chemical
substances, and where it will be operated for 24 hours continuously such as at
airports, train stations etc.
Failure to do so may cause serious damage to your monitor.
Place your monitor in a location with low humidity and a minimum of dust.
Failure to do so may cause electric shock or fire inside the monitor.
Do not drop the monitor when moving it.
This may cause damage to the product or the person carrying it.
Install the monitor base in a showcase or shelf so that the end of the base does not
protrude from the showcase or shelf.
Dropping the product may cause damage to the product or the person carrying it.
Do not place the product on an unstable or small surface area.
Place the product on an even and stable surface, as the product may fall and
cause harm to someone walking by, specifically children.
Do not place the product on the floor.
Take care, as someone, specifically children may trip over it.
Keep any flammable objects such as candles, insecticides or cigarettes away from
the product.
Otherwise, this may cause fire.
Keep any heating devices away from the power cable.
A melted coating may cause electric shock or fire.
Do not install the product in places with poor ventilation, for instance, a bookshelf,
closet, etc.
Any increase in the internal temperature may cause fire.
Put down the monitor carefully.
Failing to do so may damage the monitor.
Do not place the monitor face down.
This may damage the TFT-LCD surface.
The installation of the bracket must be done by a qualified professional.
Installing the bracket by unqualified personnel may result in injury.
Always use the mounting device specified in the owner's manual.
When installing the product, make sure to keep it away from the wall (more than 10
cm/4 inches) for ventilation purposes.
Poor ventilation may cause an increase in the internal temperature of the product,
resulting in a shortened component life and degraded performance.
Keep the plastic packaging (bag) out of children's reach.
The plastic packaging (bag) may cause suffocation if children play with it.
Cleaning and Use
When cleaning the monitor case or the surface of the TFT-LCD screen, wipe with a
slightly moistened, soft fabric.
Do not spray water or detergent directly onto the monitor.
This may cause damage, electric shock or fire.
Use the recommended detergent with a smooth cloth.
If the connector between the plug and the pin is dusty or dirty, clean it properly using
a dry cloth.
A dirty connector may cause electric shock or fire.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before cleaning the product.
Otherwise, this may cause electric shock or fire.
Unplug the power cord from the power outlet and wipe the product using a soft, dry
cloth.
Do not use any chemicals such as wax, benzene, alcohol, thinners, insecticide, air
freshener, lubricant or detergent.
Contact the SAMSUNG customer care center or Customer Center for interior
cleaning once a year.
Keep the product's interior clean.
Dust which has accumulated in the interior over an extended period of time may
cause a malfunction or fire.
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Do not remove the cover (or back).
This may cause electric shock or fire.
Refer to a qualified servicing company.
If your monitor does not operate normally - in particular, if there is any unusual sound
or smell coming from the monitor - unplug it immediately and contact an authorized
dealer or the Service Center.
This may cause electric shock or fire.
Keep the product away from places exposed to oil, smoke or moisture; do not install
inside a vehicle.
This may cause a malfunction, electric shock or fire.
In particular avoid operating the monitor near water or outdoors where the monitor
could be exposed to snow or rain.
If the monitor is dropped or the casing is damaged, turn the monitor off and unplug
the power cord. Then contact the Service Center.
The monitor may malfunction, causing electric shock or fire.
Disconnect the plug from the outlet during storms or lightning or if it is not used for a
long period of time.
Failure to do so may cause electric shock or fire.
Do not try to move the monitor by pulling only the wire or the signal cable.
This may cause a breakdown, electric shock or fire due to damage to the cable.
Do not move the monitor right or left by pulling only the wire or the signal cable.
This may cause a breakdown, electric shock or fire due to damage to the cable.
Do not cover the vents on the monitor cabinet.
Bad ventilation may cause a breakdown or fire.
Do not place water containers, chemical products or small metal objects on the
monitor.
This may cause malfunction, an electric shock or fire.
If a foreign substance enters the monitor, unplug the power cord and contact the
Service Center.
Keep the product away from combustible chemical sprays or inflammable
substances.
This may cause an explosion or fire.
Never insert anything metallic into the monitor openings.
This may cause electric shock, fire or injury.
Do not insert metal objects such as chopsticks, wire and tools or inflammable objects
such as paper or matches into the vent, headphone port or AV ports or etc.
This may cause electric shock or fire.
If an alien substances or water enters the product, turn the product off, unplug the
power connector from the wall outlet and contact the Service Center.
When viewing a fixed screen for an extended period of time, residual image or
blurriness may appear.
Change the mode to energy saving mode or set a screensaver to a changing
picture when away from the monitor for an extended period of time.
Adjust the resolution and frequency to the level appropriate for the model.
An inappropriate resolution may cause undesirable picture quality.
19 inch Wide (48 cm) - 1440 X 900
Viewing the monitor continuously at a too close angle may result in damage to your
eyesight.
To ease eye strain, take at least a five-minute break after every hour of using the
monitor.
Do not install the product on an unstable, uneven surface or a location prone to
vibrations.
Dropping the product may cause damage to the product or the person carrying it.
Using the product in a location prone to vibrations may shorten the lifetime of the
product or may cause the product to catch fire.
When moving the monitor, turn off and unplug the power cord. Make sure that all
cables, including the antenna cable and cables connected to other devices, are
disconnected before moving the monitor.
Failure to disconnect a cable may damage it and cause fire or electric shock.
Place the product out of children's reach, as they could damage by hanging onto it.
A falling product may cause injury to the person or even fatality.
When not using the product for an extended period of time, keep the product
unplugged.
Otherwise, this may cause heat emission from the accumulated dirt or degraded
insulation, causing electric shock or fire.
Do not place your children's favorite toys or any other objects of interest on the
product.
Children may try to climb on the product to retrieve an object.
The product could fall, causing injury or even fatality.
When lifting up or moving the monitor, do not lift the monitor upside down while
holding only the stand.
This may cause your monitor to fall, and become damaged or cause personal
injury.
Good Postures When Using the Monitor
Try to maintain a good posture when using the monitor.
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Keep your back straight.
Keep a distance of about 45 ~ 50 cm between your eyes and the
monitor screen. Look at the screen from slightly above it, and have
the monitor directly in front of you.
Tilt the monitor upwards by 10 ~20 degrees. Adjust the monitor
height so that the top of the monitor is slightly below eye level.
Adjust the monitor angle so that there is no reflected light on the
screen.Try to maintain your arms perpendicular to your armpits.
Keep your arms level with the back of your hands.
Keep the angle of the elbow perpendicular.
Keep the angle of the knees at more than 90 degree. Do not let your
feet fall up from the floor. Adjust the arm position so that it is below
the heart.
Correct Disposal of This Product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) - Europe only
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
This marking shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not
be disposed with other household wastes at the end of its working life. To
prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled
waste disposal, please separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it
responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this
product, or their local government office, for details of where and how they
can take this item for environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and
conditions of the purchase contract. This product should not be mixed with
other commercial wastes for disposal.
Model
SyncMaster 931BW
Features
RTA Monitor
RTA (Response Time Accelerator)
A function that accelerates the response speed of the panel so as to provide a sharper and more
natural video display.
RTA On
Activates the RTA function so that the panel operates at a higher response speed than
its original speed.
RTA OFF Deactivates the RTA function so that the panel operates at its original response speed.
If you turn the power off and on again after switching RTA off, the RTA function is automatically
switched On (Factory Setting)
Package Contents
Please make sure the following items are included with your monitor.
If any items are missing, contact your dealer.
Contact a local dealer to buy optional items.
Unpacking
Without Stand
Monitor
With Stand
Monitor & Simple stand
Manual
Quick Setup Guide
Warranty Card
(Not available in all
locations)
Cable
Power Cord
Sold separately
DVI Cable
Your Monitor
Front
D-sub Cable
User's Guide, Monitor Driver,
Natural Color Software,
MagicTune™ Software
MENU button [ ]
Opens the on-screen menu and exits from the menu.
MagicBright™ button
[ ]
MagicBright™ is a new feature providing optimum viewing
environment depending on the contents of the image you are
watching. Currently seven different modes are available: Custom,
Text, Internet, Game, Sport and Movie, Dynamic Contrast. Each
mode has its own pre-configured brightness value. You can easily
select one of seven settings by simply pressing MagicBright™ control
button.
1) Custom
Although the values are carefully chosen by our engineers, the
pre-configured values may not be comfortable to your eyes
depending on your taste.
If this is the case, adjust the brightness and contrast by using the
OSD menu.
2) Text
For documentations or works involving heavy text.
3) Internet
For working with a mixture of images such as texts and graphics.
4) Game
For watching motion pictures such as a game.
5) Sport
For watching motion pictures such as a sport.
6) Movie
For watching motion pictures such as a DVD or Video CD.
7) Dynamic Contrast
Dynamic Contrast is to automatically detect distribution of inputted
visual signal and adjust to create optimum contrast.
>> Click here to see an animation clip
Brightness button [ ]
When OSD is not on the screen, push the button to adjust brightness.
>> Click here to see an animation clip
Adjust buttons [
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Adjust items in the menu.
Enter button [ ] /
SOURCE button
Activates a highlighted menu item. /
Push the 'SOURCE', then selects the video signal while the OSD is
off. (When the source button is pressed to change the input mode, a
message appears in the upper left of the screen displaying the current
mode -- analog or digital input signal.)
If you select the digital mode, you must connect your monitor to the
graphic card's DVI port using the DVI cable.
AUTO button
Use this button for auto adjustment.
>> Click here to see an animation clip
Power button [ ]
Use this button for turning the monitor on and off.
Power indicator
This light glows blue during normal operation, and blinking blue once
as the monitor saves your adjustments.
See PowerSaver described in the manual for further information regarding power saving
functions. For energy conservation, turn your monitor OFF when it is not needed, or
when leaving it unattended for long periods.
Rear
The configuration at the back of the monitor may vary from product to product.
POWER port
DVI IN port
RGB IN port
Kensington Lock
Connect the power cord for your monitor to the power port on the back of the
monitor.
Connect the DVI Cable to the DVI port on the back of your monitor.
Connect the signal cable to the 15-pin, D-sub port on the back of your
monitor.
The Kensington lock is a device used to physically fix the system when using
it in a public place.
The locking device has to be purchased separately.
For using a locking device, contact where you purchase it.
See Connecting Cables for further information regarding cable connections.
Model
SyncMaster 931BW
Connecting Cables
Connect the power cord for your monitor to the power port on the back of the monitor.
Plug the power cord for the monitor into a nearby outlet.
Use a connection appropriate for your computer.
Using the D-sub (Analog) connector on the video card.
- Connect the signal cable to the 15-pin, D-sub port on the back of your monitor.
[RGB IN]
Using the DVI (Digital) connector on the video card.
- Connect the DVI Cable to the DVI Port on the back of your Monitor.
[DVI IN]
Connected to a Macintosh.
-Connect the monitor to the Macintosh computer using the D-sub connection cable.
If the monitor and the computer are connected, you can turn them on and use them.
Using the Stand
Monitor Assembly
Monitor and Bottom
Attaching a Base
This monitor accepts a 75 mm x 75 mm VESA-compliant mounting interface pad.
A. Monitor
B. Mounting interface pad (Sold separately)
Turn off your monitor and unplug its power cord.
Lay the LCD monitor face-down on a flat surface with a cushion beneath it to protect the
screen.
Remove three screws and then remove the stand from the LCD monitor.
Align the mounting interface pad with the holes in the rear cover mounting Pad and
secure it with four screws that came with the arm-type base, wall mount hanger or other
base.
Model
SyncMaster 931BW
Monitor Driver
When prompted by the operating system for the monitor driver, insert the CD-ROM included with this
monitor. Driver installation is slightly different from one operating system to another. Follow the
directions appropriate for the operating system you have.
Prepare a blank disk and download the driver program file at the Internet web site shown below.
Internet web site :http://www.samsung.com/ (WORLDWIDE)
http://www.samsung.com/monitor (U.S.A)
http://www.sec.co.kr/monitor (Korea)
http://www.samsungmonitor.com.cn/ (China)
Installing the Monitor Driver (Automatic)
Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive.
Click "Windows".
Choose your monitor model in the model list, then click the "OK" button.
If you can see following message window, then click the "Continue Anyway" button. Then click the
"OK" button (Microsoft® Windows® XP/2000 Operating System).
This monitor driver is under certifying MS logo, and this installation doesn't damage your
system.
The certified driver will be posted on Samsung Monitor homepage
http://www.samsung.com/
Monitor driver installation is completed.
Installing the Monitor Driver (Manual)
Windows XP | Windows 2000 | Windows ME | Windows NT | Linux
Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System
Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive.
Click "Start" → "Control Panel" then click the "Appearance and Themes" icon.
Click "Display" icon and choose the "Settings" tab then click "Advanced."
Click the "Properties" button on the "Monitor" tab and select "Driver" tab.
Click "Update Driver." and select "Install from a list or." then click "Next" button.
Select "Don't search ,I will." then click "Next" and then click "Have disk".
Click the "Browse" button then choose A:(D:\Driver) and choose your monitor model in the model
list and click the "Next" button.
If you can see following "Message" window, then click the "Continue Anyway" button. Then click
the "OK" button.
This monitor driver is under certifying MS logo, and this installation doesn't damage your
system.
The certified driver will be posted on Samsung Monitor homepage
http://www.samsung.com/
Click the "Close" button then click the "OK" button continually.
Monitor driver installation is completed.
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Operating System
When you can see "Digital Signature Not Found" on your monitor, follow these steps.
Choose the "OK" button on the "Insert disk" window.
Click the "Browse" button on the "File Needed" window.
Choose A:(D:\Driver) then click the "Open" button and then click the "OK" button.
How to install
Click "Start," "Setting," and then "Control Panel."
Double click the "Display" icon.
Select the "Settings" tab and click the "Advanced Properties" button.
Choose "Monitor."
Case1 : If the "Properties" button is inactive, it means your monitor is properly configured. Please
stop installation
Case2 : If the "Properties" button is active, click the "Properties" button then follow next steps
continually.
Click "Driver" and then click "Update Driver." then click the "Next" button.
Choose "Display a list of the known drivers for this device so that I can choose a specific driver"
then click "Next" and then click "Have disk".
Click the "Browse" button then choose A:(D:\Driver).
Click the "Open" button, then click the "OK" button.
Choose your monitor model and click the "Next" button then click "Next" button.
Click the "Finish" button then the "Close" button.
If you can see the "Digital Signature Not Found" window then click the "Yes" button. And click the
"Finish" button then the "Close" button.
Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Operating System
Click "Start," "Setting," and then "Control Panel."
Double click the "Display" icon.
Select the "Settings" tab and click the "Advanced Properties" button.
Select the "Monitor" tab.
Click the "Change" button in the "Monitor Type" area.
Choose "Specify the location of the driver."
Choose "Display a list of all the driver in a specific location." then click the "Next" button.
Click the "Have Disk" button.
Specify A:\(D:\driver) then click the "OK" button.
Select "Show all devices" and choose the monitor that corresponds to the one you connected to
your computer and click "OK".
Continue choosing "Close" button and "OK" button until you close the Display Properties dialogue
box.
Microsoft® Windows® NT Operating System
Click "Start," "Settings," "Control Panel," and then double-click the "Display" icon.
In the Display Registration Information window, click the Settings tab and then click "All Display
Modes".
Select a mode that you wish to use (Resolution, Number of colors and Vertical frequency) and
then click "OK".
Click the "Apply" button if you see the screen working normally after clicking "Test". If the screen
is not normal, change to a different mode (lower mode of resolution, colors, or frequency).
If there is no Mode at All Display Modes, select the level of resolution and vertical
frequency by referring to the Preset Timing Modes in the user guide.
Linux Operating System
To execute X-Window, you need to make the X86Config file, which is a type of system setting file.
Press "Enter" at the first and the second screen after executing the X86Config file.
The third screen is for setting your mouse.
Set a mouse for your computer.
The next screen is for selecting a keyboard.
Set a Keyboard for your computer.
The next screen is for setting your monitor.
First of all, set a horizontal frequency for your monitor. (You can enter the frequency directly.)
Set a vertical frequency for your monitor. (You can enter the frequency directly.)
"Enter" the model name of your monitor. This information will not affect the actual execution of XWindow.
You have finished setting up your monitor.
Execute X-Window after setting other requested hardware.
Natural Color
Natural Color
One of the recent problems in using a computer is that the color of the images printed out by a printer
or other images scanned by a scanner or a digital camera are not the same as those shown on the
monitor.
the Natural Color S/W is the very solution for this problem. It is a color administration system
developed by Samsung Electronics in association with Korea Electronics & Telecommunications
Research Institute (ETRI).
This is only available for Samsung monitors and ensures that the color of the images on the monitor
are the same as the printed or scanned images.
For more information, refer to Help (F1) in the software program.
Installing the Natural Color Software
Insert the CD included with the Samsung monitor into the CD-ROM Drive. The initial Natural Color
screen will appear. Click on Natural Color in the startup window to install the Natural Color software.
To install the program manually, insert the CD included with the Samsung monitor into the CD-ROM
Drive, click the Windows [Start] button, select [Run...] .
Enter D:\color\NCProSetup.exe and then press the <Enter> key.
(If the drive where the CD is inserted is not D:\, enter the applicable drive.)
Uninstalling the Natural Color Software Program
Select "Settings" / "Control Panel" from the "Start" menu and then double-click "Add/Delete a
program"
Select Natural Color from the list and then click the "Add/Delete" button.
Overview
| Installation
| OSD Mode
| Color Calibration
| Uninstall
| Troubleshooting
Overview
What is MagicTune™?
Monitor performance can vary due to the graphics card, host computer lighting conditions and other
environmental factors. In order to get the best image on a monitor requires you to adjust it for your unique
setting. Unfortunately, the manual controls available to tune the image often prove to be challenging.
Proper adjustment (tuning) requires an easy to use program that goes through a step-by-step process to
obtain the best overall picture quality.
In most cases even simple adjustments to Brightness, or Contrast require navigation of the multi-level, onscreen display (OSD) menus that are not easy to understand. Furthermore, there is no feedback to assist
in correctly setting the controls of the monitor. MagicTune™ is a software utility that guides you through
the tuning process with easy to understand instructions and back ground patterns designed for each
monitor control.
Basic Functionality
MagicTune™ is a software utility that allows monitor adjustment and color tuning using the Display Data
Channel Command Interface (DDC/CI) protocol. All adjustments to the display are controlled via software
to eliminate the need to use the monitor on-screen display (OSD).
MagicTune™ supports Windows™ 2000, XP Home, and XP Professional.
It is recommended using MagicTune™ in Windows™ 2000 or later.
MagicTune™ allows for quick accurate tuning of the display with the ability to easily save and use monitor
configurations that are best suited for you.
OSD Mode
The OSD mode allows easy adjustment of monitor settings without taking pre-defined steps. You can
access the desired menu item to set with ease.
Overview
| Installation
| OSD Mode
| Color Calibration
| Uninstall
| Troubleshooting
Installation
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Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive.
Click the MagicTune™ installation file.
Select installation Language, Click "Next".
When the Installation Shield Wizard window appears, click "Next."
Select "I agree to the terms of the license agreement" to accept the terms of use.
Choose a folder to install the MagicTune™ program.
Click "Install."
The "Installation Status" window appears.
Click "Finish."
When the installation is completed, the MagicTune™ executable icon appears on your desktop.
Double-click the icon to start the program.
MagicTune™ execution icon may not appear depending on specification
of computer system or monitor.
If that happens, press F5 Key.
Installation Problems
The installation of MagicTune™ can be affected by such factors as the video card, motherboard and the
network environment.
See "Troubleshooting" if you have trouble during installation.
System Requirements
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Windows™ XP Home Edition
Windows™ XP Professional
It is recommended using MagicTune™ in Windows™ 2000 or later.
Hardware
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60 MB Hard disk space above
* For more information, visit the MagicTune™ website.
Overview
| Installation
| OSD Mode
| Color Calibration
| Uninstall
| Troubleshooting
MagicTune™ allows for quick accurate tuning of the display with the ability to easily save and
use monitor configurations that are best suited for you.
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OSD mode may appear inconsistent with the explanation in guidance book
depending on specification of each monitor.
When Pivot is functioning, part of MagicTune™ Program may not operate
normally.
AutoRotation : AutoRotation will automatically pivots the monitor to 0, 90,
180degrees when you pivots the monitor.
To execute Rotation, it should be done as below.
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z MagicTune™ control mode will be different according to monitor models.
z The permitted angle of rotation of the monitor is determined by the model of the
monitor.
OSD Mode
The OSD mode makes the adjustment of settings on all monitors easy. When selected , each tab on top of
the control window displays the general descriptions of the sub-menu items for adjustment.
When selected, each tab displays a list of menus. For quick adjustment of the monitor settings, the OSD
mode allows easy and convenient access to all tabs and sub-menu items.
Button Tab Definition
OK
Applies any changes made and exits MagicTune™.
Reset
Restores the display settings to the factory settings.
Picture Tab Definition
Allows the user to adjust the screen settings to the desired values.
Brightness
Makes the entire screen brighter or darker. The detailed data of the images in the dark
areas can be lost if the brightness is not adjusted to the proper level. Adjust the
brightness for best viewing conditions.
Contrast
Adjusts the difference in brightness between the bright and dark areas on screen.
Determines the crispness of the images.
Resolution
Lists all display resolutions supported by the program.
MagicBright™ is a new feature providing the optimum viewing environment depending
on the contents of the image you are watching. Currently four different modes are
available: Text, Internet,Game, Sport, Movie and Custom. Each mode has its own preconfigured brightness value. You can easily select one of six settings by simply pressing
MagicBright control buttons.
MagicBright™
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Text: For documentations or works involving heavy text.
Internet: For working with a mixture of images such as text and graphics.
Game : For watching motion pictures such as a Game.
Sport : For watching motion pictures such as a Sport.
Movie: For watching motion pictures such as a DVD or Video CD.
Dynamic Contrast : Dynamic Contrast is to automatically detect distribution of
inputted visual signal and adjust to create optimum contrast.
7. Custom: Although the values are carefully chosen by our engineers, the preconfigured values may not be comfortable to your eyes depending on your taste.
If this is the case, adjust the Brightness and Contrast by using the OSD menu.
MagicBright control mode will be different according to monitor models.
Some monitor will only support Four modes(Text, Internet, Entertain,
Custom)
Color Tab Definition
Adjusts the "warmth" of the monitor background or image color.
MagicColor and Gamma will be shown only in the monitor that supports
these functions.
The tone of the color can be changed.
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Color Tone
Color Tone mode will be different according to monitor models.
Some monitor will only support Four modes( Warm, Normal, Cool,
Custom)
Color
Control
Adjusts of the monitor image color.
You can change the monitor color to your desired color.
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The process through which the colors of your choice are optimized and maintained. You will
find MagicTune™ extremely useful if you are one of those who wish to view images with
Calibration
their full details accurately reproduced - including web images and ones produced by a
digital camera or scanner.
MagicColor is a new technology that Samsung has exclusively developed to improve digital
image and to display natural color more clearly without disturbing image quality.
MagicColor
1. OFF : Returns to the original mode.
2. DEMO : The screen before applying MagicColor appears on the right and the screen
after applying MagicColor appears on the left.
3. Full : Displays not only vivid natural color but also more realistic natural skin color with
clearness.
4. Intelligent : Displays vivid natural color with clearness.
5. MagicZone
{ The MagicZone ensures the clear and sharp display of animated multimedia or
photo images by enhancing the brightness, sharpness, saturation, Hue of a
certain area on the screen. This offers an easy-to-use interface that highlights
the video-playing portion of your multimedia program by automatically detecting
and highlight the desired area by dragging.
)and it is necessary to de-activate it to
{ When the mouse cursor is activated(
use it for other tasks, right click your mouse, or put the activated cursor ( )on
the taskbar and click. When de-activated, the icon on the screen changes back
to the one shown before activation.
{ Especially, MagicZone is appropriate to using the moving picture.
{ Auto Detect : If you run the Movie in some players, MagicZone will
automatically get the play screen highlighted (it will be supported in players of
Gom, Adrenalin, KCP, Window Media, and Power DVD etc., )Some other
players also can be highlighted but could have some problems.
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Tusk menu
HUE
Adjust the tint of the color.
Saturation Adjusts the color saturation.
Brightness Adjusts the Brightness.
Sharpness
Adjusts the difference between the lightest and darkest areas of
the display.
Zone Off
Turn off the zone that you have captured.
Reset
Returns to the the default setting that vendor has set.
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Depending on the monitor models Color Control, Sharpness,
Contrast, Color Tone will not be adjustable in MagicColor mode
of Full and Intelligent.
MagicTune™ will be disappear if you excute MagicZone, and
closing the MagicZone after adjusting, will show the MagicTune™
again.
(System Tray is Unhecked)
MagicTune™ will be disappear if you excute MagicZone, and
closing the MagicZone after adjusting. will not show MagicTune™
again.
(System Tray is Checked)
MagicColor mode will be different according to monitor models.
MagicZone mode will show if the monitor supports the function.
Color Innovation function provides optimized color for personal favor to view effectively with
WCG-CCFL which was applied to Samsung Electronics for the first time.
Color
Innovation
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Brilliant : If you select "Brilliant", you can view a more clear and vibrant image.
Mild : If you select "Mild", you can view a more natural and soft image.
Custom : The pre-configured values may not be comfortable to your eyes depending
on your taste. If this is the case, adjust the Picture and Color menu by using the OSD
to fit your eyes.
Gamma correction changes the luminance of the colors with intermediate luminance.
Gamma
6-Color
Gamma mode will be different according to monitor models. Some
monitor will only support Three modes.( Mode1, Mode2, Mode3)
This refers to the process that optimizes the color according to the user's needs and
maintains the optimized color. MagicTune will be helpful for users wishing to view images
including web images, as well as pictures taken by a digital camera or scanner through
Windows.
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Saturation - To adjust the chroma.
Hue - To adjust the color tone.
Reset - To reset the monitor settings to the factory defaults.
Image Tab Definition
Adjusts the Fine , Coarse and Position values.
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Image Setup
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Position
Fine : Removes noise such as horizontal stripes.
If the noise persists even after Fine tuning, repeat it after adjusting the frequency
(clock speed).
Coarse : Removes noise such as vertical stripes.
Coarse adjustment may move the screen image area.
You may relocate it to the center using the Horizontal Control menu.
Auto Setup : Auto adjustment allows the monitor to self-adjust to the incoming
video signal. The values of fine, coarse and position are adjusted automatically.
Adjusts the screen location horizontally and vertically.
Sharpness
Changes the clearance of image.
Option Tab Definition
You can configure MagicTune™ using the following options.
Loads the Preferences Dialog Box. Preferences in use will have an "V" in the check box.
To turn on or off any Preference, position the cursor over the box and click.
Preferences
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Source
Select
Color
Weakness
Transparency
Enable task tray menu .
- To access the MagicTune menus, click the icon on the [task tray menu].
The menus are not displayed if the [Enable System Tray] is deselected in [Options]
' [Basic Settings].
Analog
Digital
This refers to the process that optimizes the color and maintains the optimized color.
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Off - To cancel Partial Color Blindness Mode.
Custom - Partial Color Blindness Test
Reset - To reset the monitor settings to the factory defaults.
When external A/V devices such as VCRs or DVDs are connected to the monitor, PIP
allows you to watch video from those devices in a small window super-imposed on the PC
Video signal. (Off / On)
PIP
Turn the PIP Screen on or off.
Source
Select the input source for the PIP.
Size
Change the Size of the PIP window.
PIP
Position
Change the Position of the PIP window.
Applied only in specific monitors.
Changing languages in MagicTune™ will be applied to monitor OSD(On Screen Display)
languages.OSD language will be changed to current language settings of MagicTune™.
Customized
Key
MagicBright
Set Customized Key to MagicBright.
MagicColor
Set Customized Key to MagicColor.
Auto Setup
Set Customized Key to Auto Setup.
Source Select Set Customized Key to Source Select
ColorTone
Set Customized Key to ColorTone
Support Tab Definition
Shows the Asset ID and the version number of the program, and allows you to use the Help feature.
Visit the MagicTune™ website or click to open the Help files (User Manual) if you need
any help installing or running MagicTune™. The User Manual opens within a basic
browser window.
Help
you can use the server to control the Client monitor.
(Server program should be installed to use this program as Client)
Asset ID
Version
Overview
When selecting the Customize checkbox at the bottom you can enter your
personal information.
User Name
Shows the user name that is registered in PC.
User ID
Shows the user ID that is register in PC.
Server IP
Write down the server IP .
Department
Write down the department.
Location
Write down the location.
Displays the version of MagicTune™.
| Installation
| OSD Mode
| Color Calibration
| Uninstall
| Troubleshooting
Color Calibration
Color Calibration
Color Calibration guides you to get optimal color condition for your monitor.
Proceed following 5steps for getting optimal monitor color condition .
1. Control "Brightness control bar" for matching the brightness of control patch and the brightness of
background pattern
2. When you detect specific color tone on "Control patch", move the control cursor toward to the
direction of the color tone referring to "Color reference Circle".
=> Adjustment is finished properly, you won't detect any color tone on Control patch.
3. When you finish adjustment for step1,Click "Next" button .
4. Repeat 1), 2), 3) procedures for remaining step2 ~ step5.
5. You can easily view the calibration effect through clicking "Preview " button!
How multiple users can use adjusted color values
Definition
When monitor is used by multiple users, color values which are adjusted via Color calibration for each
users can be saved and used. Up to 5 users can use the saved color values.
1. How to save adjusted color values:
Press Next to make it change into Apply and then you can save adjusted color values.
As many as 5 values can be saved.
2. How to apply the saved color values:
Press Multi User button on main screen to select and use one of the saved color values.
Preview
Press "Preview" button on the Color Calibration.
The above picture will be shown.
1. Press "View Calibrated" button to see the calibration effect which you adjusted.
2. Press "View Uncalibrated" button to see the original image.
Overview
| Installation
| OSD Mode
| Color Calibration
| Uninstall
| Troubleshooting
Uninstall
The MagicTune™ program can be removed only by using the "Add or Remove Programs" option of the
Windows™ Control Panel.
Perform the following steps remove MagicTune™.
1. Go to [Task Tray] ' [Start] ' [Settings] and select [Control Panel] in the menu. If the program runs on
Windows™ XP, go to [Control Panel] in the [Start] menu.
2. Click the "Add or Remove Programs" icon in Control Panel.
3. In the "Add or Remove Programs" screen, scroll down to find "MagicTune™." Click on it to highlight it.
4. Click the "Change/Remove" button to remove the program.
5. Click "Yes" to begin the uninstall process.
6. Wait until the "Uninstall Complete" dialog box appears.
Visit the MagicTune™ website for technical support for MagicTune™, FAQs (questions and answers) and
software upgrades.
Overview
| Installation
| OSD Mode
| Color Calibration
| Uninstall
| Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
The current computing system is not compatible with MagicTune™.
Please press OK and click on the "Shortcut to the MagicTune™ site" to view our home page
for further reference.
An error may occur when your video/graphic card is not in the 'Available' list.
(The latest or oldest video cards may not be compatible.)
Please visit our homepage to see the Troubleshooting section.
An error may occur if the card maker has modified the video card driver or the graphics
chip even when the video card is in the list.
Please visit our homepage to see the Troubleshooting section.
Check if your monitor is manufactured by Samsung.
Products from other manufacturers may cause errors.
Only Samsung products are able to support this feature.
An error may occur even when your monitor is manufactured by Samsung but is out of
date. Check if your monitor is able to support MagicTune™.
This feature is only supported by those monitors that are registered on our homepage.
Check for the monitor before purchasing it as out-of-date models are not supported.
An error occurs when no information on EDID (Extended Display Identification Data)
exists for the current monitor.
This happens when from your desktop, Start → Setup → Control Panel → System →
Hardware → Device Manager → Monitor is selected, the current "Plug-and-play monitor"
is removed and new hardware is searched for but the system couldn't find any "Plug-andplay monitor".
Please visit our homepage to see the Troubleshooting section.
An error occurs when replacing the monitor with a new one when the system power is off
but the system has not been restarted.
Please restart the system each time the monitor is replaced before using MagicTune™.
An error occurs when the video card driver is not installed properly.
This happens when the current video card list is not displayed normally. You can check
this via Start → Setup → System → Hardware → Device Manager → Display Adapter.
Visit the video card maker's homepage and download and install the latest driver.
For more information about the video card, contact the card manufacturer.
To ensure normal operation, please restart your system.
An error occurs when the system is not restarted after installing MagicTune™.
(This is for Win98SE and WinMe only.)
Restart the system before use.
For the best performance of MagicTune™, adjust to the optimal resolution.
Refer to the User Guide for the optimal resolution.
If you do not adjust to the optimal resolution and perform Color Calibration, the monitor
cannot be adjusted to the optimal condition.
Refer to the manual for the optimal resolution.
This video card does not support MagicTune™.
Please install a new video card driver.
An error occurs when the video card driver is not installed properly.
This happens when the current video card list is not displayed normally. You can check
this from Start → Setup → System → Hardware → Device Manager → Display Adapter.
Visit the video card manufacturer's homepage and download and install the latest
driver.
For more information about the video card, contact the card manufacturer.
As the Highlight program uses the communication lines,
please exit the Highlight program before you can access MagicTune™.
Some of Samsung CDT monitors support the Highlight feature.
When using both the Highlight feature and MagicTune™ simultaneously, conflicts occur,
which cause errors.
Make sure to turn OFF Highlight before using MagicTune™.
Troubleshooting
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MagicTune™ may not work in case monitor is replaced or driver of graphic card is updated while
MagicTune™ is operating. If so, please restart the system.
Symptom
Check when
MagicTune™ does not
function properly.
Check List
MagicTune™ feature is
found only on PC (VGA)
with Window OS that
supports Plug and Play.
Solutions
* To check whether your PC is available for
MagicTune™ feature, follow the
steps below (When Windows™ is XP);
Control Panel → Performance and Maintenance →
System → Hardware → Device Manager →
Monitors → After deleting Plug and Play monitor,
find 'Plug and Play monitor' by searching new
Hardware.
MagicTune™ is an additional software for the
monitor. Some graphic cards may not support your
monitor. When you have a problem with the
graphic card, visit our website to check the
compatible graphic card list provided.
http://www.samsung.com/monitor/magicTune
MagicTune™ doesn't
work properly.
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Have you changed your
PC or video graphic
card?
Download the latest program. The program can be
downloaded
http://www.samsung.com/monitor/magicTune
Did you install the
program?
Reboot the computer after installing the program
for the first time. If a copy of the program is already
installed, remove it, reboot the computer, and then
install the program again. You need to reboot the
computer for it to operate normally after installing
or removing the program.
Visit the MagicTune™ website for technical support for MagicTune™, FAQs (questions and answers) and
software upgrades.
Visit the MagicTune™ website and download the installation software for MagicTune™ MAC.
Model
SyncMaster 931BW
Control Buttons
[MENU / ] Opens the OSD menu. Also use to exit the OSD menu or return to the
previous menu.
[
] These buttons allow you to adjust items in the menu.
[ ] Press this button to activate a highlighted menu item.
[AUTO] When the 'AUTO' button is pressed, the Auto Adjustment screen appears as
shown in the animated screen on the center.
Direct Functions
AUTO
Menu
Description
When the 'AUTO' button is pressed, the Auto Adjustment screen appears as
shown in the animated screen on the center.
Auto adjustment allows the monitor to self-adjust to the incoming Analog signal.
The values of fine, coarse and position are adjusted automatically.
(Available in Analog mode only)
AUTO
To make the automatic adjustment function sharper, execute the 'AUTO' function
while the AUTO PATTERN is on.
If auto adjustment does not work properly, press 'AUTO' button again to adjust
picture with more accuracy.
If you change resolution in the control panel, auto function will be executed
automatically.
OSD Locked & Unlock
AUTO
MENU
Menu
Description
This is the function that locks the OSD in order to keep the current states of
settings or prevent others from adjusting the current settings.
Locked : Hold down the menu button for more than five (5) seconds to activate
the OSD adjustment lock function.
OSD Locked &
Unlock
Unlock : Hold down the menu button for more than five (5) seconds to
deactivate the OSD adjustment lock function.
Though the OSD adjustment lock function is activated, you can still adjust
the brightness and contrast, and adjust MagicBright ( ) using the Direct
button.
MagicBright™
Menu
Description
Push the MagicBright™ button to circle through available preconfigured
modes.
MagicBright™
- seven different modes (Custom/Text/Internet/Game/Sport/Movie/Dynamic
Contrast)
Brightness
Menu
Brightness
Description
When OSD is not on the screen, push the button to adjust brightness.
SOURCE
Menu
Description
SOURCE
Selects the Video signal while the OSD is off. (Analog/Digital)
OSD Function
Picture
Brightness
Contrast
Color
MagicColor
Color Tone
Color Control
Gamma
Image
Coarse
Fine
Sharpness
H-Position
V-Position
OSD
Language
H-Position
V-Position
Transparency
Display Time
Setup
Auto Source
Image Reset
Color Reset
RTA
Information
Picture
Menu
Description
You can use the on-screen menus to change the
brightness according to personal preference.
Brightness
Direct Access Feature : When OSD is not on the screen,
push the button to adjust brightness.
>> Click here to see an animation clip
MENU →
Contrast
→
,
→ MENU
You can use the on-screen menus to change the contrast
according to personal preference.
( Not available in MagicColor mode of Full and Intelligent. )
MENU →
Color
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
Play/Stop
Menu
Description
Play/Stop
MagicColor is a new technology that Samsung has exclusively
developed to improve digital image and to display natural color
more clearly without disturbing image quality.
MagicColor
Color Tone
Off
Demo
Returns to the original mode.
The screen before applying MagicColor appears
on the right and the screen after applying
MagicColor appears on the left.
Full
Displays not only vivid natural color but also
more realistic natural skin color with clearness.
Intelligent Displays vivid natural color with clearness.
The tone of the color can be changed and one of four modes
can be selected -Cool, Normal, Warm and Custom.
( Not available in MagicColor mode of Full and Intelligent. )
MENU →
Color Control
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
Adjusts individual Red, Green, Blue color balance. -Red, Green,
Blue
( Not available in MagicColor mode of Full and Intelligent. )
MENU →
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
Gamma correction changes the luminance of the colors with
intermediate luminance.
Gamma
- Mode 1
- Mode 2
- Mode 3
MENU →
Image
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
Menu
Coarse
Description
Removes noise such as vertical stripes.
Coarse adjustment may move the screen image area. You
may relocate it to the center using the horizontal control
menu.
MENU →
Fine
,
→ MENU
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
Changes the vertical position of the monitor's entire
display.
MENU →
OSD
→
Changes the horizontal position of the monitor's entire
display.
MENU →
V-Position
→
Changes the clearance of image.
( Not available in MagicColor mode of Full and
Intelligent. )
MENU →
H-Position
→
Removes noise such as horizontal stripes.
If the noise persists even after fine tuning, repeat it after
adjusting the frequency (clock speed).
MENU →
Sharpness
,
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
Play/Stop
Menu
Description
You can choose one of nine languages.
Language
The language chosen affects only the language of the OSD. It
has no effect on any software running on the computer.
MENU →
H-Position
,
→ MENU
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
The menu will be automatically turned off if no adjustments are
made for a certain time period.
You can set the amount of time the menu will wait before it is
turned off.
- 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec, 200 sec
MENU →
Setup
→
Change the transparency of the background of the OSD.
MENU →
Display Time
→
You can change the vertical position where the OSD menu
appears on your monitor.
MENU →
Transparency
→
You can change the horizontal position where the OSD menu
appears on your monitor.
MENU →
V-Position
,
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
Play/Stop
Menu
Auto Source
Description
Select Auto Source for the monitor to automatically select the
signal source.
MENU →
Image Reset
→
→
→
,
→ MENU
Image parameters are replaced with the factory default values.
MENU →
Color Reset
,
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
Color parameters are replaced with the factory default values.
MENU →
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
RTA (Response Time Accelerator)
A function that accelerates the response speed of the panel so
as to provide a sharper and more natural video display.
RTA
RTA On : Activates the RTA function so that the panel operates
at a higher response speed than its original speed.
RTA Off : Deactivates the RTA function so that the panel
operates at its original response speed.
If you turn the power off and on again after switching RTA off,
the RTA function is automatically switched On (Factory Setting)
MENU →
Information
,
→
→
,
→
→
,
→ MENU
Play/Stop
Menu
Information
Description
Shows a video source, display mode on the OSD screen.
MENU →
,
Model
SyncMaster 931BW
Check List
Before calling for service, check the information in this section to see if you can remedy any problems
yourself. If you do need assistance, please call the phone number on the Information section or contact
your dealer.
Symptom
No images on the
screen.
I cannot turn on
the monitor.
Check List
Solutions
Is the power cord
connected
properly?
Check the power cord connection and supply.
Can you see
"Check Signal
Cable" on the
screen?
(Connected using the D-sub cable)
Check the signal cable connection.
If the power is on,
reboot the computer
to see the initial
screen(the login
screen), which can
be seen.
If the initial screen (the login screen) appears, boot the
computer in the applicable mode (the safe mode for
Windows ME/XP/2000) and then change the frequency of
the video card.
(Refer to the Preset Timing Modes)
(Connected using the DVI cable)
If you still see an error message on the screen when the
monitor is connected properly, check to see if the monitor
status is set to analog.
Press SOURCE button to have the monitor double-check
the input signal source.
If the initial screen (the login screen) does not appear,
contact the Service Center or your dealer.
Can you see "Not
Optimum Mode",
"Recommended
Mode 1440 x 900
60 Hz" on the
screen?
You can see this message when the signal from the
video card exceeds the maximum resolution and
frequency that the monitor can handle properly.
Adjust the maximum resolution and frequency that the
monitor can handle properly.
If the display exceeds SXGA or 75 Hz, a "Not Optimum
Mode", "Recommended Mode 1440 x 900 60 Hz"
message is displayed. If the display exceeds 85 Hz, the
display will work properly but the "Not Optimum Mode",
"Recommended Mode 1440 x 900 60 Hz" message
appears for one minute and then disappears.
Please change to the recommended mode during this
one-minute period.
(The message is displayed again if the system is
rebooted.)
There is no image
on the screen.
Is the power
The monitor is in PowerSaver mode.
Press a key on the keyboard to activate the monitor and
indicator on the
monitor blinking at 1
second intervals?
restore the image on the screen.
Connected using
the DVI cable?
You may get a blank screen if you boot the system
before you connect the DVI cable, or disconnect and then
reconnect the DVI cable while the system is running as
certain types of graphic cards do not send out video
signals.
Connect the DVI cable and then reboot the system.
I cannot see the
On Screen
Display.
Have you locked
the On Screen
Display (OSD)
Menu to prevent
changes?
Unlock the OSD by pressing the [MENU /
least 5 seconds.
The screen shows
strange colors or
just black and
white.
Is the screen
displaying only one
color as if looking at
the screen through
a cellophane
paper?
Check the signal cable connection.
Have the screen
colors become
strange after
running a program
or due to a crash
between
applications?
Reboot the computer.
Has the video card
been set properly?
Set the video card by referring to the video card manual.
Have you changed
the video card or
the driver?
Adjust screen image position and size using the OSD.
Have you adjusted
the resolution or
frequency to the
monitor?
Adjust the resolution and frequency at the video card.
(Refer to thePreset Timing Modes).
The screen
suddenly has
become
unbalanced.
If there is still no image, press the 'SOURCE' button.
Then press any key on the keyboard again to activate the
monitor and restore the image on the screen.
] button for at
Make sure the video card is fully inserted in it's slot.
The screen can be unbalanced due to the cycle of the video card signals.
Readjust Position by referring to the OSD.
The screen is out
of focus or OSD
cannot be
adjusted.
Have you adjusted
the resolution or
frequency on the
monitor?
Adjust the resolution and frequency of the video card.
(Refer to the Preset Timing Modes).
LED is blinking but
no images on the
screen.
Is the frequency
properly adjusted
when checking the
Display Timing on
the menu?
Adjust the frequency properly by referring to the video
card manual and the Preset Timing Modes.
(The maximum frequency per resolution may differ from
product to product.)
There are only 16
colors shown on
the screen. The
screen colors have
changed after
changing the video
card.
Have the Windows
colors been set
properly?
Windows XP :
Set the resolution at the Control Panel → Appearance
and Themes → Display → Settings.
There is a
message that
Windows ME/2000 :
Set the resolution at the Control Panel → Display →
Settings.
Has the video card
been set properly?
Set the video card by referring to the video card manual.
Have you installed
the monitor driver?
Install the monitor driver according to the Driver
Installation Instructions.
reads
"Unrecognized
monitor, Plug &
Play (VESA DDC)
monitor found".
See the video card
manual to see if the
Plug & Play (VESA
DDC) function can
be supported.
Install the monitor driver according to the Driver
Installation Instructions.
Check when
MagicTune™ does
not function
properly.
MagicTune™
feature is found only
on PC (VGA) with
Window OS that
supports Plug and
Play.
* To check whether your PC is available for MagicTune™
feature, follow the steps below (When Windows is XP);
Control Panel → Performance and Maintenance →
System → Hardware → Device Manager → Monitors →
After deleting Plug and Play monitor, find 'Plug and Play
monitor' by searching new Hardware.
MagicTune™ is an additional software for the monitor.
Some graphic cards may not support your monitor. When
you have a problem with the graphic card, visit our
website to check the compatible graphic card list
provided.
http://www.samsung.com/monitor/magictune
MagicTune™
doesn't work
properly.
Have you changed
your PC or video
graphic card?
Download the latest program. The program can be
downloaded http://www.samsung.com/monitor/magictune
Did you install the
program?
Reboot the computer after installing the program for the
first time. If a copy of the program is already installed,
remove it, reboot the computer, and then install the
program again. You need to reboot the computer for it to
operate normally after installing or removing the program.
Visit the MagicTune™ website and download the installation software for MagicTune™ MAC.
Check the following items if there is trouble with the monitor.
Check if the power cord and the video cables are properly connected to the computer.
Check if the computer beeps more than 3 times when booting.
(If it does, request an after-service for the main board of the computer.)
If you installed a new video card or if you assembled the PC, check if the installed the adapter(video)
driver and the monitor driver.
Check if the scanning ratio of the video screen is set at 56 Hz ~ 75 Hz.
(Do not exceed 75 Hz when using the maximum resolution.)
If you have problems in installing the adapter (video) driver, boot the computer in Safe Mode, remove
the Display Adapter at the "Control Panel → System → Device Administrator" and then reboot the
computer to reinstall the adapter (video) driver.
If problems repeatedly occur, contact an authorized service center.
Q&A
Question
How can I change the frequency?
Answer
Frequency can be changed by reconfiguring the
video card.
Note that video card support can vary, depending on
the version of the driver used.
(Refer to the computer or the video card manual for
details.)
How can I adjust the resolution?
Windows XP :
Set the resolution at the Control Panel →
Appearance and Themes → Display → Settings.
Windows ME/2000 :
Set the resolution at the Control Panel → Display →
Settings.
Contact the video card manufacturer for details.
How can I set the Power Saving function?
Windows XP :
Set the resolution at the Control Panel →
Appearance and Themes → Display → Screen
Saver.
Set the function at BIOS-SETUP of the computer.
Windows ME/2000 :
Set the resolution at the Control Panel → Display →
Screen Saver.
Set the function at BIOS-SETUP of the computer.
Refer to Windows/Computer Manual
How can I clean the outer case/LCD Panel?
Disconnect the power cord and then clean the
monitor with a soft cloth, using either a cleaning
solution or plain water.
Do not leave any remains of the detergent nor
scratch the case. Do not allow any water to go inside
the monitor.
Self-Test
Self-Test Feature Check | Warning Messages | Environment | Useful Tips
Your monitor provides a self test feature that allows you to check whether your monitor is functioning
properly.
Self-Test Feature Check
Turn off both your computer and the monitor.
Unplug the video cable from the back of the computer.
Turn on the monitor.
If the monitor is functioning properly, you will see a box in the illustration below.
This box appears during normal operation if the video cable becomes disconnected or damaged.
Turn off your monitor and reconnect the video cable; then turn on both your computer and the
monitor.
If your monitor screen remains blank after using the previous procedure, check your video controller
and computer system; your monitor is functioning properly.
Warning Messages
If there is something wrong with the input signal, a message appears on the screen or the screen
goes blank although the power indicator LED is still on. The message may indicate that the monitor is
out of scan range or that you need to check the signal cable.
Environment
The location and the position of the monitor may influence the quality and other features of the
monitor.
If there are any sub woofer speakers near the monitor, unplug and relocate the woofer to another
room.
Remove all electronic devices such as radios, fans, clocks and telephones that are within 3 feet
(one meter) of the monitor.
Useful Tips
A monitor recreates visual signals received from the computer. Therefore, if there is trouble with the
computer or the video card, this can cause the monitor to become blank, have poor coloring, noise,
Video mode not supported, etc. In this case, first check the source of the problem, and then contact
the Service Center or your dealer.
Judging the monitor's working condition
If there is no image on the screen or a "Not Optimum Mode", "Recommended Mode 1440 x 900 60
Hz" message comes up, disconnect the cable from the computer while the monitor is still powered on.
If there is a message coming up on the screen or if the screen goes white, this means the monitor
is in working condition.
In this case, check the computer for trouble.
Model
Specifications
General
Model Name
SyncMaster 931BW
LCD Panel
Size
19 " Wide Diagonal (48 cm)
Display area
408.24 mm (H) x 255.15 mm (V)
Pixel Pitch
0.2835 mm (H) x 0.2835 mm (V)
Synchronization
Horizontal
31 ~ 81 kHz
Vertical
56 ~ 75 Hz
Display Color
16.7M Colors (8bit)
Resolution
Optimum resolution
1440 X 900@60 Hz
Maximum resolution
1440 X 900@75 Hz
Input Signal, Terminated
RGB Analog, DVI Compliant Digital RGB,
0.7 Vp-p ± 5%, TTL level (V high ≥ 2.0V, V low ≤ 0.8V)
Maximum Pixel Clock
137 MHz (Analog,Digital)
Power Supply
AC 100 - 240V~ (+/- 10%),50/60Hz
Signal Cable
SyncMaster 931BW
15pin to 15pin D-sub cable, Detachable
DVI-D to DVI-D connector, Detachable, (Option)
Signal Connectors
15pin 3-row D-Sub connector, 24pin 3-row DVI-D connector
Dimensions (W x D x H) / Weight
448.0 X 58.5 X 311.0 mm / 17.6 x 2.3 x 12.2 inch (Without Stand)
448.0 X 202.2 X 363.9 mm / 17.6 x 8.0 x 14.3 inch (With Stand) / 4.2 kg / 9.3 lbs
VESA Mounting Interface
75 mm x 75 mm (for use with Specialty(Arm) Mounting hardware.)
Environmental considerations
Operating
Temperature : 50 °F ~ 104 °F (10 °C ~ 40 °C)
Humidity : 10 % ~ 80 %, non-condensing
Storage
Temperature : -4 °F ~113 °F (-20 °C ~ 45 °C)
Humidity : 5 % ~ 95 %, non-condensing
Plug and Play Capability
This monitor can be installed on any Plug & Play compatible system. Interaction of the monitor and
computer systems will provide the best operating conditions and monitor settings. In most cases,
monitor installation will proceed automatically, unless the user wishes to select alternate settings.
Dot Acceptable
TFT LCD panel manufactured by using advanced semiconductor technology with precision of 1 ppm
(one millionth) above is used for this product. But the pixels of RED, GREEN, BLUE and WHITE color
seem to be bright sometimes or some of black pixels could be seen. This is not from bad quality and
you can use it without uneasiness.
For example, the number of TFT LCD sub pixels that is contained in this product are 3,888,000.
Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Class B Equipment (Information Communication equipment for residential use)
This product complies with the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directives for residential use and can be
used in all areas including common residential areas.
(Class B equipment emits less electromagnetic waves than Class A equipment.)
PowerSaver
This monitor has a built-in power management system called PowerSaver. This system saves energy
by switching your monitor into a low-power mode when it has not been used for a certain amount of
time. The monitor automatically returns to normal operation when you press a key on the keyboard.
For energy conservation, turn your monitor OFF when it is not needed, or when leaving it unattended
for long periods. The PowerSaver system operates with a VESA DPMS compliant video card installed
in your computer. Use a software utility installed on your computer to set up this feature.
State
Normal Operation
Power saving mode
Power off
(Power button)
EPA/ENERGY 2000
Power Indicator
Blue
Blue, Blinking
Black
Power Consumption
Less than 42 W
Less than 1 W
(Off-mode)
Less than 1 W
This monitor is EPA ENERGY STAR® compliant and ENERGY2000
compliant when used with a computer equipped with VESA DPMS
functionality.
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, SAMSUNG has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
Preset Timing Modes
If the signal transferred from the computer is the same as the following Preset Timing Modes, the
screen will be adjusted automatically. However, if the signal differs, the screen may go blank while
the power LED is on. Refer to the video card manual and adjust the screen as follows.
Preset Timing Modes
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Pixel Clock
(MHz)
Sync Polarity
(H/V)
IBM, 640 x 350
31,469
70,086
25,175
+/-
IBM, 640 x 480
31,469
59,940
25,175
-/-
IBM, 720 x 400
31,469
70,087
28,322
-/+
MAC, 640 x 480
35,000
66,667
30,240
-/-
MAC, 832 x 624
49,726
74,551
57,284
-/-
MAC, 1152 x 870
68,681
75,062
100,000
-/-
VESA, 640 x 480
37,500
75,000
31,500
-/-
VESA, 640 x 480
37,861
72,809
31,500
-/-
VESA, 800 x 600
35,156
56,250
36,000
+/+
VESA, 800 x 600
37,879
60,317
40,000
+/+
VESA, 800 x 600
46,875
75,000
49,500
+/+
VESA, 800 x 600
48,077
72,188
50,000
+/+
VESA, 1024 x 768
48,363
60,004
65,000
-/-
VESA, 1024 x 768
56,476
70,069
75,000
-/-
VESA, 1024 x 768
60,023
75,029
78,750
+/+
VESA, 1152 x 864
67,500
75,000
108,000
+/+
VESA,1280 x 960
60,000
60,000
108,000
+/+
VESA,1280 x 1024
63,891
60,020
108,000
+/+
VESA,1280 x 1024
79,976
75,025
135,00
+/+
VESA, 1440 X 900
55,935
59,887
106,500
-/+
Display Mode
VESA, 1440 X 900
70,635
74,984
136,750
-/+
Horizontal Frequency
The time to scan one line connecting the right edge to the left edge of the
screen horizontally is called Horizontal Cycle and the inverse number of
the Horizontal Cycle is called Horizontal Frequency. Unit : kHz
Vertical Frequency
Like a fluorescent lamp, the screen has to repeat the same image many
times per second to display an image to the user. The frequency of this
repetition is called Vertical Frequency or Refresh Rate. Unit : Hz
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Terms
Dot Pitch
The image on a monitor is composed of red, green and blue dots. The closer the dots, the higher the
resolution. The distance between two dots of the same color is called the 'Dot Pitch'. Unit : mm
Vertical Frequency
The screen must be redrawn several times per second in order to create and display an image for the
user. The frequency of this repetition per second is called Vertical Frequency or Refresh Rate. Unit :
Hz
Example : If the same light repeats itself 60 times per second, this is regarded as 60 Hz.
Horizontal Frequency
The time to scan one line connecting the right edge to the left edge of the screen horizontally is called
Horizontal Cycle. The inverse number of the Horizontal Cycle is called Horizontal Frequency. Unit :
kHz
Interlace and Non-Interlace Methods
Showing the horizontal lines of the screen from the top to the bottom in order is called the NonInterlace method while showing odd lines and then even lines in turn is called the Interlace method.
The Non-Interlace method is used for the majority of monitors to ensure a clear image. The Interlace
method is the same as that used in TVs.
Plug & Play
This is a function that provides the best quality screen for the user by allowing the computer and the
monitor to exchange information automatically. This monitor follows the international standard VESA
DDC for the Plug & Play function.
Resolution
The number of horizontal and vertical dots used to compose the screen image is called 'resolution'.
This number shows the accuracy of the display. High resolution is good for performing multiple tasks
as more image information can be shown on the screen.
Example :If the resolution is 1440 X 900 , this means the screen is composed of 1440
horizontal dots (horizontal resolution) and 900 vertical lines (vertical resolution).
For Better Display
Adjust computer resolution and screen injection rate (refresh rate) oncomputer as described below to
enjoy the best quality of picture. You can have an uneven quality of picture in the screen if the best
quality of picture is not provided in TFT-LCD.
Resolution : 1440 X 900
Vertical frequency (refresh rate) : 60 Hz
TFT LCD panel manufactured by using advanced semiconductor technology with precision of 1ppm
(one millionth) above is used for this product. But the pixels of RED, GREEN, BLUE and WHITE color
seem to be bright sometimes or some of black pixels could be seen.
This is not from bad quality and you can use it without uneasiness.
For example, the number of TFT LCD sub pixels that is contained in this product are 3,888,000.
When you clean the monitor and the panel outside, please apply the recommended small amount of
cleaner by using soft and dry cloth and polish it. Let LCD area not to be forced but to be scrubbed out
softly.
If excessive force is applied, you can have a stain on it.
If you are not satisfied with the quality of picture, you can get better quality of picture by executing
"auto adjustment function" in display screen that is appeared as window termination button is
pressed.
If there's still noise after automatic adjustment, use FINE/COARSE adjustment function.
If you view a fixed screen for an extended period of time, residual image or blurriness may appear.
Change the mode to energy save or set a screensaver to moving picture when you need to be away
from the monitor for an extended period of time.
Authority
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Samsung Electronics Co.,
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consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.
Samsung is the registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; Microsoft, Windows and
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logo are registered trademarks of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As an ENERGY
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PRODUCT INFORMATION (Image Retention Free)
LCD Monitors and TVs may have an image retention when switching from one image to another
especially after displaying a stationary image for a long time.
This guide is to demonstrate a correct usage of LCD products in order to protect them from
Image retention.
Warranty
Warranty does not cover any damage caused by image retention.
Burn-in is not covered by the warranty.
What is Image retention ?
During normal operation of a LCD panel, pixel image retention doesn't occur. However,
if the same image is displayed for a long time, a slight difference in electric charge
accumulates between the two electrodes which encase the liquid crystal. This may
cause the liquid crystal to build up in a certain areas of the display. Thus, the previous
image is retained when switching to a new video image. All display products, including
LCD,are subject to image retention. This is not a product defect.
Please follow the suggestions below to protect your LCD from image retention
Power Off, Screen Saver, or Power Save Mode
Ex)
z Turn the power off when using a stationary pattern.
- Turn the power off for 4 hours after 20 hours in use
- Turn the power off for 2 hours after 12 hours in use
z Use a Screen saver if possible
- Screen saver in one color or a moving image is recommended.
z Set the Monitor to power off with the PC Display Properties Power Scheme.
Suggestions for specific applications
Ex) Airports, Transit Stations, Stock Markets, Banks, and Controlling Systems
We recommend that you follow set up of your display system program as below:
Display Information together with Logo or Moving image cycle.
Ex) Cycle : Display Information for 1 hour followed by a
Display Logo or moving image for 1 minute.
Change the Color Information periodically (Use 2 different colors).
Ex) Rotate the Color Information with 2 colors every 30 minutes.
Avoid using a combination of characters and background color with large
difference in luminance.
Avoid using Grey colors, which can cause Image retention easily.
Avoid: Colors with big difference in luminance (Black & White, Grey)
Ex)
z
Recommended settings: Bright colors with little difference in luminance
- Change the characters color and background color every 30 minutes
Ex)
z
- Every 30 minutes, change the characters with movement.
Ex)
The best way to protect your monitor from Image retention is to set your PC or
System to operate a Screen Saver program when you are not using it.
Image retention may not occur when a LCD panel is operated under normal conditions.
Normal conditions are defined as continuously changing video patterns. When the LCD
panel is operated for a long time with a fixed pattern (-over 12 hours-), there may be
slight difference in voltage between electrodes that work the liquid crystal (LC) in a
pixel. The voltage difference between electrodes increases with time, forcing the liquid
crystal to lean. When this occurs, the previous image may be seen when the pattern is
changed.
To prevent this, the accumulated voltage difference must be decreased.
Our LCD Monitor satisfies ISO13406-2 Pixel fault Class II
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