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42" Plasma Monitor
Owners Manual

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    42” Plasma Monitor Owners Manual...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions, Special Notices, Warnings & Precautions

    Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock. Unplug the display from the electric outlet and disconnect the antenna/cable TV system during a lightning storm or when left unused for long periods of time. This will prevent damage to the display caused by lightning and power-line surges.

  • Page 3: Cleaning & Maintenance

    If an outdoor antenna or cable system is connected to the display, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and static charge buildups. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No.70-1984, provides information about proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.

  • Page 4: Regulatory Notice

    Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Warning User must use shielded signal interface cables to maintain FCC compliance for the product. Provided with this display is a detachable power supply cord with IEC320 style terminations.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Important Safety Instructions ... 2 Special Notices ... 2 Warnings & Precautions ... 2 Cleaning & Maintenance ... 3 Special Warranty Info ... 3 Regulatory Notice ... 4 Getting to Know Your Display ... 7 Package Contents ... 8 Optional Accessories ... 8 Front Panel Controls ...

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    Table of Contents Appendix ... 55 Understanding HDTV ... 56 Troubleshooting ... 58 Wall Mount Instructions ... 59 Side Mount Speaker Installation ... 61 Specifications ... 63 Index ... 66...

  • Page 7: Getting To Know Your Display

    Flat Panel Monitor Getting to Know Your Display...

  • Page 8: Package Contents

    Getting to Know Your Display Package Contents Flat Panel Display Remote Control Batteries User Manual Side-Mount Speakers AC Power Cord Warranty Card...

  • Page 9: Front Panel Controls

    Front Panel Controls Status LED Not Illuminated - No AC Power detected If the main power switch (rear of panel) is turned off, this LED will not illuminate. Orange - Standby (Power OFF) with AC power detected The LED will illuminate in orange color if the monitor is shut-off but the main power cord is plugged into the back of the unit.

  • Page 10: Rear Panel Connections

    Getting to Know Your Display Rear Panel Connections Composite / S-Video Inputs Connect Composite or S-Video signals from external sources such VCRs or DVD players. Component Video Inputs Auto-detecting component video inputs (Y/Pb/Pr or Y/Cb/Cr) for connecting to the component output jacks of a DVD player or Set-Top Box.

  • Page 11: Remote Control

    Getting to Know Your Display Remote Control Standby Power On/Off Push this button to turn on the monitor from Standby mode. Push it again to turn off to Standby mode. Number Keypad Sound Mute On/Off QuickView This key is not applicable to this monitor. Volume +/- Turns volume up or down.

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    Press OFF to send monitor into standby mode. Press ON to power on from standby mode. Direct Input Selection Keys Directly change input signal selection by pressing the appropriate key. (TV direct input key is not available to this monitor.) Battery Installation...

  • Page 13: Display Connections

    Flat Panel Monitor Display Connections...

  • Page 14: Connecting A Vcr

    Display Connections Connecting a VCR Using S-Video Input Connect the S-Video (4-pin DIN) connector from the VCR to the S-Video input on the back of monitor. Connect the red (R) and white (L) audio jacks from the VCR to the (R) and (L) audio-in jacks located next to the S-Video connector.

  • Page 15: Connecting A Dvd

    Connecting a DVD Using Component Video Input There are two sets of component video inputs provided. You can use either set of component inputs to connect your DVD. Connect the green-colored (labeled as Y) jack from the DVD to the green-colored jack of the monitor.

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    Display Connections Connecting a DVD (con’t) Using S-Video Input Connect the S-Video (4-pin DIN) connector from the DVD to the S-Video input on the back of monitor. Connect the red (R) and white (L) audio jacks from the DVD to the (R) and (L) audio-in jacks located next to the S-Video connector.

  • Page 17: Connecting A Set-top Box

    Connecting a Set-Top Box Using Component Video Input There are two sets of component video inputs provided. You can use either set of component inputs to connect your STB. Some HDTV Set top boxes may not have a Component Video output. Instead, use RGB input method.

  • Page 18: External Audio Connections

    Display Connections Connecting a Set-Top Box (con’t) Using DVI Input Connect the DVI-D connector from the back of the HDTV set top box to the DVI-IN Connector located on the back of the monitor. Connect the red (R) and white (L) audio-out jacks from the HDTV set top box to the R and L audio-in jacks located next to the DVI-D connector.

  • Page 19: Connecting A Subwoofer, Connecting A Pc

    Connecting a Subwoofer This monitor is equipped with a subwoofer output for connecting to an external amplified subwoofer. Connect a RCA cable from the subwoofer’s input to the subwoofer’s output jack on the back of the monitor. Notes: The RCA subwoofer outputs frequencies below 120Hz.

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    Display Connections Connecting a PC (con’t) Setting Up Your Monitor Using Plug and Play This monitor adheres to VESA Plug and Play standard to eliminate complicated and time consuming setup of monitors. This monitor identifies itself to the computer and automatically sends the PC its Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) using Display Data Channel (DDC) protocols.

  • Page 21

    Connecting a PC (con’t) Supported Resolutions This monitor supports the following resolutions Mode Resolution 640(VGA) × 480 640(VGA) × 480 640(VGA) × 480 640(VGA) × 480 800(SVGA) × 600 800(SVGA) × 600 800(SVGA) × 600 800(SVGA) × 600 1024(XGA) × 768 1024(XGA) ×...

  • Page 22: Rs-232 Connection

    Display Connections RS-232 Connection Overview This monitor is equipped with an RS-232 serial terminal for using the monitor with computer controls. The RS-232 serial terminal conforms to the RS-232C interface specification. The computer will require software application (such as HyperTerminal) which allows the computer to send and receive control data that can support the communication parameters described in this section.

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    The following is an example of the communication process between the PC and the monitor using a program such as HyperTerminal. Example: Read Power Status followed by Power On command and input select to AV1 with disruption PC Status Send command to read power status Rcv acknowledgment of command received Rcv OFF status from monitor Rcv confirmation of command complete...

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    Display Connections Description Command Closed Captioning Zoom PIP Position POP Format Sub-Source Sub-Swap R-Gain G-Gain B-Gain R-Bias G-Bias B-Bias Clear Buffer Escape Key Data Options OFF, CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, TX1, TX2, TX3, TX4 WID=16:9, PAN=Panorama Stretch, NOR=4:3 with black bars, ZO1=Zoom1, ZO2=Zoom2 PON=PIP On, OFF=PIP Off PON=POP On, OFF=POP Off...

  • Page 25: Basic Operations

    Flat Panel Monitor Basic Operations...

  • Page 26: Powering On/off, Changing Inputs

    Basic Operations Powering On/Off Using Front Panel or Remote Control Make sure the monitor is plugged into the wall outlet and the main AC switch located on the rear of the monitor is switched to ON position. If the power is plugged in and the AC switch is on, the STATUS LED will illuminate in orange color.

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