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VE278Q/VK278Q Series
LED Monitor
User Guide
July 2010

Summary of Contents

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    VE278Q/VK278Q Series LED Monitor User Guide July 2010 VE278Q VK278Q...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

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    Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can...

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    Safety information • Before setting up the monitor, carefully read all the documentation that came with the package. • To prevent fire or shock hazard, never expose the monitor to rain or moisture. • Never try to open the monitor cabinet. The dangerous high voltages inside the monitor may result in serious physical injury. • If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. • Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately. • Slots and openings on the back or top of the cabinet are provided for ventilation. Do not block these slots. Never place this product near or over a radiator or heat source unless proper ventilation is provided. • The monitor should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the label.

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    Care & Cleaning • Before you lift or reposition your monitor, it is better to disconnect the cables and power cord. Follow the correct lifting techniques when positioning the monitor. When lifting or carrying the monitor, grasp the edges of the monitor. Do not lift the display by the stand or the cord. • Cleaning. Turn your monitor off and unplug the power cord. Clean the monitor surface with a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed with a cloth dampened with mild cleaner. • Avoid using a cleaner containing alcohol or acetone. Use a cleaner intended for use with the LED. Never spray cleaner directly on the screen, as it may drip inside the monitor and cause an electric shock. The following symptoms are normal with the monitor: • The screen may flicker during the initial use due to the nature of the fluorescent light. Turn off the Power Switch and turn it on again to make sure that the flicker disappears.

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    Where to find more information Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. ASUS websites The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard package.

  • Page 7: Welcome!, Package Contents

    Welcome! Thank you for purchasing the ASUS The latest widescreen LED monitor from ASUS provides a crisper, broader, and brighter display, plus a host of features that enhance your viewing experience. With these features, you can enjoy the convenience and delightful visual experience that the VE278Q/VK278Q Series brings you! Package contents Check your VE278Q/VK278Q Series LED monitor package for the following items: LED monitor Monitor base 1 x CD (Only available for model VK278Q) Quick start guide Warranty card 1 x Power cord 1 x VGA cable 1 x WebCam USB cable (Only available for model VK278Q) 1 x DVI cable 1 x Audio cable If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately. ASUS LED Monitor VE278Q/VK278Q Series ® VE278Q/VK278Q Series LED monitor!

  • Page 8: Assembling The Monitor Base, Connect Cables

    Assembling the monitor base To assemble the monitor base: Attach the base to the arm and fix with the screw to join them tightly. You can easily tighten the screw by fingers. Adjust the monitor to the angle that is most comfortable for you. We recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to prevent damage to the monitor. Make sure to screw the base to the arm tightly. Connect cables To connect cables: Connect the cables you need based on chapter 1.5.2, page1-5.

  • Page 9: Monitor Introduction, Front Of The Led Monitor

    Press this button to decrease the value of the function selected or move to the next function. • This is also a hot key for Volume adjustment. MENU Button: • Press this button to enter the OSD menu. • Press this button to enter/select the icon (function) highlighted while the OSD is activated. ASUS LED Monitor VE278Q/VK278Q Series...

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    Button: • Press this button to increase the value of the function selected or move right/up to the next function. • This is also a hot key for Brightness adjustment. Input Select Button: • Use this hot key to switch from VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort input signal. Press after you connect HDMI cable with the monitor. Power Button/Power Indicator: • Press this button to turn the monitor on/off. • The color definition of the power indicator is as the below table. Status Blue Amber...

  • Page 11: Rear Of The Led Monitor

    1.5.2 Rear of the LED monitor AC-IN port DisplayPort HDMI-IN port DVI port VGA port Audio Line-in port Earphone-out port USB-IN port (Only available for model VK278Q) ASUS LED Monitor VE278Q/VK278Q Series Screw Holes for VESA Wall Mount Rear connectors...

  • Page 12: Detaching The Arm/stand(for Vesa Wall Mount)

    Detaching the arm/stand (for VESA wall mount) The detachable stand of the VE278Q/VK278Q Series LED monitor is specially designed for VESA wall mount. To detach the arm/stand: Disconnect power and signal cables. Carefully put the front of the monitor face down on a clean table. Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws that secure the stand to the monitor. Detach the stand from the monitor.

  • Page 13: Adjusting The Monitor, Install Lifeframe 2 Software

    Adjusting the monitor • F or optimal viewing, we recommend that you look at the full face of the monitor, then adjust the monitor to the angle that is most comfortable for you. • H old the stand to prevent the monitor from falling while changing its angle. • Y ou can adjust the monitor’s angle from -5˚ to 20˚. Install LifeFrame 2 software ASUS VK278Q series provides the easy-to-use LifeFrame 2 software that can work with the webcam, allowing users to create their own photos or video clips. T he LifeFrame 2 software currently supports Microsoft • XP Service Pack 2 operating systems. • T he LifeFrame 2 software is bundled in the support CD.

  • Page 14: Osd (on-screen Display) Menu, How To Reconfigure, Osd Function Introduction

    OSD (On-Screen Display) menu 3.1.1 How to reconfigure VE278 Splendid Color Image Sound PIP Settings Input Select System Setup Press the MENU button to activate the OSD menu. Press  and  to navigate through the functions. Highlight and activate the desired function by pressing the MENU button. If the function selected has a sub-menu, press  and  again to navigate through the sub-menu functions. Highlight and activate the desired sub-menu function by pressing the MENU button. Press  and  to change the settings of the selected function. To exit the OSD menu, press the adjust any other function. 3.1.2 OSD Function Introduction Splendid This function contains six sub-functions that you can select for your preference. Each mode has the Reset selection, allowing you to maintain...

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    System Setup • Brightness: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. The hot key to activate this function. • Contrast: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. • Saturation: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. • Color Temp.: Contains three preset color modes (Cool, Normal, Warm) and one User Mode. • Skin Tone: Contains three color modes including Reddish, Natural, and Yellowish. In the User Mode, colors of R (Red), G (Green), and B (Blue) are userconfigurable; the adjusting range is from 0 ~ 100. ASUS LED Monitor VE278Q/VK278Q Series Brightness Contrast Saturation Color Temp User Mode Skin Tone Move Menu Exit button is also a...

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    Image You can adjust the image Sharpness, Trace Free, Aspect Control, Position (VGA only), and Focus (VGA only) from this main function. • Sharpness: Adjusts the picture sharpness. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. • Trace Free: Speeds up the response time by Over Drive technology. The adjusting range is from lower 0 to faster 100. • Aspect Control: Adjusts the aspect ratio to “Full”, “4:3”, “1:1”, or “Over Scan” (Only available for HDMI input). • ASCR: Select YES or NO to enable or disable dynamic contrast ratio function. • Position: Adjusts the horizontal position (H-Position) and the vertical position (V-Position) of the image. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100 (Only available for VGA input). • Focus: Reduces Horizontal-line noise and Vertical-line noise of the image by adjusting (Phase) and (Clock) separately. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100 (Only available for VGA input). Sound Adjusts the sound settings to your preference. VE278 Splendid Sharpness Color Trace Free Image Aspect Control Sound ASCR PIP Settings Position Input Select Focus...

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    • Position: Adjusts the PIP position in the main-window. The options are: Right-Top, Left-Top, Right-Bottom, or Left-Bottom. • SWAP: Swaps the source of the main and sub-window. Both the DVI and HDMI input sources should not be selected each for the Main and PIP source simultaneously. Sub-Channel HDMI DisplayPort ASUS LED Monitor VE278Q/VK278Q Series PIP Mode PIP Source Size Position Swap Move Menu Main-Channel HDMI DisplayPort •...

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    Input Select Select the input source from VGA, DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort. System Setup Adjusts the system configuration. • Splendid Demo Mode: Activate the demo mode for the Splendid function. • AI Light: Automatically adjust the screen backlight according to the surroundings. The monitor backlight will turn brighter in a bright surroundings, or turn darker in a dark surroundings. As the light sensor is located on the top of the monitor, do not block the sensing area. • OSD Setup: Adjusts the horizontal position (H-Position), vertical position (V-Position), OSD Timeout, DDD/CI, and Transparency of the OSD screen. • Information: Displays the monitor information. • Language: Selects OSD language. The selections are English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese. • All Reset: Set to “Yes” to revert all settings to the factory default mode. VE278 Splendid Color Image HDMI Sound DisplayPort...

  • Page 19: Specifications

    Sound from HDMI HDMI input DVI input D-Sub input DisplayPort input Audio Line-in Power ON Consumption Tilt VESA Wall Mounting Phys. Dimension (WxHxD) Box Dimension (WxHxD) Net Weight (Esti.) Gross Weight (Esti.) Voltage Rating *Specifications are subject to change without notice. ASUS LED Monitor VE278Q/VK278Q Series VE278Q 27.0”W (68.6cm) 1920x1080 300cd/m 1000:1 160°(V) /170°(H) 16.7 M(6bit Hi FRC) 2ms (Gray to Gray) 3W x 2 stereo DVI with HDCP -5° ~ +20° Yes (100mm x 100mm) Yes (100mm x 100mm) 643x445.6x220 732x560x176 6.5 kg...

  • Page 20: Troubleshooting (faq)

    Troubleshooting (FAQ) Problem Power LED is not ON The power LED lights amber and there is no screen image Screen image is too light or dark Screen image is not centered or sized properly Screen image bounces or a wave pattern is present in the image Screen image has color defects (white does not look white) Screen image is blurry or fuzzy No sound or sound is low Webcam is not working (for VK278Q only) Possible Solution • Press the button to check if the monitor is in the ON mode. • Check if the power cord is properly connected to the monitor and the power outlet.

  • Page 21: Supported Timing List

    Input Mode Aspect Ratio 640x350, 70Hz 640x350, 85Hz 720x400, 70Hz 720x400, 85Hz MAC Modes, Factory Preset Timing(D-SUB, DVI-D, HDMI inputs) Input Mode Aspect Ratio 640x480, 67Hz SVGA 832x624, 75Hz ASUS LED Monitor VE278Q/VK278Q Series Resolution H(KHz) 31.469 37.861 37.5 43.269 35.156 37.879 48.077 46.875 53.674 48.363 56.476 60.023 68.677 67.5 63.981...

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    VESA Modes, User Available Timing Input Mode Aspect Ratio 16:9 720P 16:9 16:9 16:10 WXGA 16:10 16:10 16:10 WSXGA+ 16:10 WSXGA+ 1080P 16:9 HDMI Supported Primary Timing VESA Modes, Factory Preset Timing Input Mode Aspect Ratio 480i 16:9 480P 16:9 576i 16:9 576P...

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