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PlasmaSync Plasma Monitor
User's Manual
NEC Solutions (America), Inc.

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    PlasmaSync Plasma Monitor User’s Manual NEC Solutions (America), Inc.

  • Page 2: Contents Of The Package

    PlasmaSync’s crisp, vivid image quality will transform data from any graphic medium from PCs to DVD players- into art. NEC has made sure that a host of multimedia resources can be easily connected and displayed as brilliantly as intended on the PlasmaSync™ monitor.

  • Page 3: Important Information

    Important Information Precautions Please read this manual carefully before using your plasma monitor and keep the manual handy for future reference. CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION:TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.

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    NOTE: When you connect a computer to this monitor, use an RGB cable including the ferrite core on both ends of the cable. And regarding DVI and power cable, attach the supplied ferrite cores. If you do not do this, this monitor will not conform to mandatory FCC standards.

  • Page 5: Recommandations Importantes

    Recommandations importantes Précautions Veuillez lire avec attention ce manuel avant d’utiliser le moniteur à plasma et le conserver accessible pour s’y référer ultérieurement. ATTENTION RISQUE D’ELECTROCUTION NE PAS OUVRIR MISE EN GARDE: AFIN DE REDUIRE LES RISQUES D’ELECTRO-CUTION, DEPOSER LE COUVERCLE, IL N’Y A AUCUNE PIECE UTILISABLE A L’INTERIEUR DE CET APPAREIL.

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    REMARQUE: Pour raccorder un ordinateur à ce moniteur, procéder à l’aide d’un câble RGB à âme de ferrite aux deux extrémités. Sur les câbles DVI et les câbles d’alimentation électrique, fixer les âmes de ferrite fournies aux extrémités. Si vous ne le faîtes, le moniteur ne sera pas en conformité...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Setting the video signal format ... 39 Source Information Menu ... 39 Checking the frequencies, polarities of input signals, and resolution ... 39 External Control ... 40 Table of Signals Supported ... 41 42VP4/42VP4D ... 41 Troubleshooting ... 43 Specifications ... 45 42VP4/42VP4D ... 45...

  • Page 8: How To Attach Options To The Plasma Monitor

    How to Attach Options to the Plasma Monitor You can attach your optional mounts or stand to the plasma monitor in one of the following two ways: * While it is upright. (See Drawing A) * As it is laid down with the screen face down (See Drawing B).

  • Page 9: Part Names And Function

    Part Names and Function Front View VOLUME INPUT SELECT MENU/ENTER DOWN LEFT/- RIGHT/+ /EXIT VOLUME MENU/ENTER DOWN q Power Turns the monitor’s power on and off. w Remote sensor window Receives the signals from the remote control. e POWER/STANDBY indicator When the power is on ...

  • Page 10: Rear View/ Terminal Board

    Rear View/ Terminal Board A AC IN Connect the included power cord here. Connect speakers (optional) here. Maintain the correct polarity. Please refer to your speaker’s owner’s manual. C VIDEO1, 2, 3 (BNC, RCA, S-Video) Connect VCR’s, DVD’s or Video Cameras, etc. here. VIDEO1 can be used for Input or Output (see page 10).

  • Page 11: Remote Control

    Remote Control POWER RGB/PC DVD/HD VIDEO POSITION MENU/ENTER / CONTROL EXIT POINTER ZOOM VOLUME MUTE WIDE DISPLAY OFF TIMER MULTI SELECT AUTO ADJUST ID SELECT CLEAR q POWER ON/OFF Switches Power ON/OFF. (This does not operate when POWER/STANDBY indicator of the main unit is off.) w RGB/PC Press this button to select RGB/PC as the source.

  • Page 12: Battery Installation And Replacement

    !5 MULTI Not functional for the models covered in this manual. !6 SELECT Not functional for the models covered in this manual. !7 AUTO ADJUST Press this button to adjust Fine Picture, Picture ADJ, Position, and Contrast automatically, or to switch the screen size to ZOOM mode automatically with the superimposed caption displayed fully only when the picture contains dark areas above and below the picture.

  • Page 13: Using The Wired Remote Control Mode

    Using the wired remote control mode Connect the remote cable* to the remote control’s remote jack and the “REMOTE IN” terminal on the monitor. When the cable is connected, the mode automatically switches to wired remote control. When the wired remote control mode is used, the remote control can be operated even if no batteries are loaded.

  • Page 14: Installation

    Installation VIDEO 1- 3 VCR or Laser Disc Player To video inputs on the plasma monitor Document Camera DVD Player IBM VGA or Compatibles Macintosh or Compatibles (Desk top type) Monitor adapter for Macintosh To Mini D-Sub 15 pin connector on the plasma monitor Personal computer with a digital signal output...

  • Page 15: Connecting Your Pc Or Macintosh Computer

    Connecting Your PC or Macintosh Computer Connecting your PC or Macintosh computer to your plasma monitor will enable you to display your computer’s screen image for an impressive presentation. The plasma monitor supports the signals described on page 41. To connect a PC, Macintosh or compatible graphics adapter, simply: 1.

  • Page 16: Pin Assignments And Signal Levels For 15 Pin Rgb (analog)

    Pin Assignments and Signal Levels for 15 pin RGB (Analog) 10 9 15 14 13 12 11 Pin No. Signal (Analog) Green or sync-on-green Blue No connection Ground Red ground Green ground Blue ground No connection Sync signal ground No connection Bi-directional DATA (SDA) Horizontal sync or Composite sync Vertical sync...

  • Page 17: Creating A Video Wall

    Creating a video wall With buit-in matrix display capability, you can create a 2 2 or 3 3 video wall. • Connect signal cables and remote cables as shown below. Video signal BNC connector RCA phono plug VIDEO Signal Remote control Note: 1.

  • Page 18: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations POWER To turn the unit ON and OFF: 1. Plug the power cord into an active AC power outlet. 2. Press the POWER ON button (on the remote control or control panel) to turn on the unit. The monitor’s POWER/STANDBY indicator will light up (green) when the unit is on.

  • Page 19: Off Timer

    OFF TIMER To set the off timer: The off timer can be set to turn the power off after 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. 1. Press the OFF TIMER button to start the timer at 30 minutes. 2. Press the OFF TIMER button to the desired time. 3.

  • Page 20: Wide Operations

    WIDE Operations Wide Screen Operation (manual) With this function, you can select one of five screen sizes. When viewing videos or digital video discs 1. Press the WIDE button on the remote control. 2. Within 3 seconds ... Press the WIDE button again. The screen size switches as follows: ZOOM NORMAL...

  • Page 21: Wide Screen Operation With Computer Signals

    Wide Screen Operation with Computer Signals Switch to the wide screen mode to expand the 4 : 3 image to fill the entire screen. 1. Press the WIDE button on the remote control. 2. Within 3 seconds ... Press the WIDE button again. The screen size switches as follows: NORMAL FULL...

  • Page 22: Osm Controls

    (On Screen Menu) Menu Operations The OSM window is displayed with respect to the screen as shown on the diagram. * Depending on the screen’s mode, the OSM may be displayed differently. In the explanation, the OSM section is shown close up. MAIN MENU 1 / 2 PICTURE...

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    Main menu Sub menu PICTURE CONTRAST BRIGHTNESS SHARPNESS COLOR TINT PICTURE MODE COLOR TEMP WHITE BALANCE GAIN RED GAIN GREEN GAIN BLUE BIAS RED BIAS GREEN BIAS BLUE RESET GAMMA LOW TONE COLOR TUNE GREEN BLUE YELLOW MAGENTA CYAN RESET Main menu Sub menu AUDIO...

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    Main menu Sub menu OPTION2 PWR. MGT. CINEMA MODE LONG LIFE ORBITER INVERSE SCREEN WIPER Wipes the screen with a white vertical bar. GRAY LEVEL Main menu Sub menu OPTION3 TIMER PRESENT TIME PROGRAM PWR. ON MODE CONTROL LOCK IR REMOTE LOOP OUT ID NUMBER VIDEO WALL...

  • Page 25: Picture Settings Menu

    Picture Settings Menu Adjusting the picture The contrast, brightness, sharpness, color and tint can be adjusted as desired. Example: Adjusting the contrast Press the MENU/ENTER button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1. Use the buttons to select “PICTURE”, then press the MENU/ENTER button.

  • Page 26: Reducing Noise In The Picture

    Reducing noise in the picture Use these settings if the picture has noise due to poor reception or when playing video tapes on which the picture quality is poor. Example: Setting “NR-3” Press the MENU/ENTER button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...

  • Page 27: Changing The Gamma Curve

    5. Use the buttons to select “GAIN RED”. WHITE BALANCE COLOR TEMP. HIGH GAIN RED GAIN GREEN GAIN BLUE BIAS RED BIAS GREEN BIAS BLUE RESET SEL. ADJ. EXIT RETURN 6. Adjust the white balance using the GAIN RED * If neither the button is pressed within 5 seconds, the current setting is set and the previous screen reappears.

  • Page 28: Adjusting The Colors

    Adjusting the colors Use this procedure to adjust hue and color density for red, green, blue, yellow, magenta and cyan. Such adjustments will not affect the other colors. You can accentuate the green color of trees, the blue of the sky, etc. Example: Adjusting the color tune for blue Set “ADVANCED OSM”...

  • Page 29: Setting The Allocation Of The Audio Connectors

    Setting the allocation of the audio connectors Setting the AUDIO 1, 2, and 3 connectors to the desired input. Example: Setting “AUDIO INPUT1” to “VIDEO 2” Press the MENU/ENTER button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.

  • Page 30: Option1 Settings Menu

    Information When “AUTO PICTURE” is “OFF” IMAGE ADJUST ASPECT MODE FULL V-POSITION H-POSITION V-HEIGHT H-WIDTH AUTO PICTURE FINE PICTURE PICTURE ADJ. SEL. ADJ. EXIT RETURN When Auto Picture is off, the Fine Picture and the Picture ADJ. items are displayed so that you can adjust them.

  • Page 31: Setting The Bnc Connectors

    “V” OPTION1 BNC INPUT D-SUB INPUT RGB SELECT AUTO HD SELECT 1080B INPUT SKIP ALL RESET 1024 768 SEL. MENU/ENTER EXIT RETURN Only effective when Advanced OSM is OFF. OSM ORBITER settings ON ... The position of the menu will be shifted by eight dots each time OSM is displayed.

  • Page 32: Setting High Definition Images To The Suitable Screen Size

    Information RGB SELECT modes One of these 6 modes must be selected in order to display the following signals correctly. AUTO ... Select the suitable mode for the specifications of input signals as listed in the table “Computer input signals supported by this system” on page 41.

  • Page 33: Resetting To The Default Values

    Resetting to the default values Use these operations to restore all the settings (PICTURE, AUDIO, IMAGE ADJUST, OPTION1~3, etc) to the factory default values. Refer to page 16 for items to be reset. Press the MENU/ENTER button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...

  • Page 34: Power/standby Indicator

    Restoring the factory default settings Select “ALL RESET” under the OPTION1 menu. Note that this also restores other settings to the factory defaults. POWER/STANDBY indicator Power POWER/ Power Description management STANDBY management mode indicator operating status Green Not activated. Horizontal and vertical synchronizing signals are present from the computer.

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    Information PLE settings AUTO ... The brightness of the screen is adjusted automatically to suit the picture quality. LOCK1, 2, 3 ... Sets maximum brightness. The brightness level decreases in the order of LOCK 1, 2, 3. LOCK 3 provides minimum brightness. ORBITER Use this to set the picture shift.

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    Setting the time for INVERSE/WHITE Set a time duration. Example: Setting to that the INVERSE mode starts in 2 hours and proceeds for one hour and a half. Perform Steps 1-3 of INVERSE, then... 4. Use the buttons to select “ON”, then press the MENU/ENTER button.

  • Page 37: Setting The Gray Level For The Sides Of The Screen

    Information Setting the time WORKING TIME ... Set the time duration for “SCREEN WIPER”. When the WORKING TIME is set to “ON” the mode will stay on. WAITING TIME ... Set the standby time until the “SCREEN WIPER” mode starts. SPEED ...

  • Page 38: Option3 Settings Menu

    Option3 Settings Menu Using the timer This function sets the monitor to turn ON/OFF automatically at a set time. Set “ADVANCED OSM” to “ON” in the main menu (1/ 2), then perform the following operations. Press the MENU/ENTER button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...

  • Page 39: Setting The Power On Mode

    PROGRAM TIMER This sets the day and time at which the power will be switched ON/OFF as well as the input mode. Example: Setting so that the power will be switched on at 8:30 A.M., Monday, displaying RGB2 source, and switched off at 10:30 A.M. Perform Steps 1-2 of TIMER, then...

  • Page 40: Enabling/disabling The Front Panel Controls

    OPTION3 PREVIOUS PAGE TIMER PWR. ON MODE VIDEO2 CONTROL LOCK IR REMOTE LOOP OUT ID NUMBER VIDEO WALL SEL. ADJ. EXIT RETURN 4. Once the setting is completed... Press the EXIT button return to the main menu. To delete the main menu, press the EXIT button once more.

  • Page 41: Loop Out Setting

    Loop Out setting When this feature is set to ON, the received signal will be looped out. Example: Setting “ON” Set “ADVANCED OSM” to “ON” in the main menu (1/ 2), then perform the following operations. Press the MENU/ENTER button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...

  • Page 42: Video Wall Setting

    Video Wall setting Use this feature to configure a 2 2 or 3 3 video wall. Set “ADVANCED OSM” to “ON” in the main menu (1/ 2), then perform the following operations. Press the MENU/ENTER button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...

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    DISP. MODE Select the screen mode from between two options (Splitting, Blanking). Example: Setting “BLANK” Perform Steps 1-2 of VIDEO WALL, then... 3. Use the buttons to select “DISP. MODE”. 4. Use the buttons to select “BLANK”. The mode switches as follows each time the button is pressed: SPLIT BLANK...

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    P. ON DELAY (Power on delay) Use this function to activate power-on delay. Turn on the AUTO ID before the following operations. Example: Setting “ON” Perform Steps 1-2 of VIDEO WALL, then... 3. Use the buttons to select “P. ON DELAY”. 4.

  • Page 45: Advanced Osm Settings Menu

    REPEAT TIMER Use this to set two timers. Each timer can use the DIVIDER, SOURCE and WORK TIME functions. Turn on the AUTO ID before the following operations. Example: TIMER1...VIDEO1 will be displayed for 3 minutes. TIMER2...RGB1 will be displayed for 6 minutes in a 2 2 video wall.

  • Page 46: Color System Settings Menu

    ENGLISH DEUTSCH FRANÇAIS SVENSKA ITALIANO LANGUAGE LANGUAGE DEUTSCH MENU/ENTER EXIT RETURN ADJ. 3. Once the setting is completed ... Press the MENU/ENTER button to store the setting and return to the main menu. To delete the main menu, press the EXIT button. Information Language settings ENGLISH ...

  • Page 47: External Control

    External Control Application These specifications cover the communications control of the plasma monitor by external equipment. Connections Connections are made as described below. External equipment e.g., Personal computer Display Connector on the plasma monitor side: EXTERNAL CONTROL connector. Use a crossed (reverse) cable. Type of connector: D-Sub 9-pin male Pin No.

  • Page 48: Table Of Signals Supported

    • When the screen mode is NORMAL, each signal is converted to a 640 dots 480 lines signal (42VP4/42VP4D). (Except for * • When the screen mode is FULL, each signal is converted to a 853 dots 480 lines signal (42VP4/42VP4D). (Except for *...

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    *1 Only when using a graphic accelerator board that is capable of displaying 852 480. *2 Display only 400 lines (42VP4/42VP4D) with the screen center of the vertical orientation located at the center. *3 42VP4/42VP4D: The picture is displayed in the original resolution. The picture will be compressed for other signals.

  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If the picture quality is poor or there is some other problem, check the adjustments, operations, etc., before requesting service. Symptom Picture is disturbed. Sound is noisy. Remote control operates erroneously. The remote control does not work. Monitor’s power does not turn on when the remote control’s power button is pressed.

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    *1 Overheat protector If the monitor becomes too hot, the overheat protector will be activated and the monitor will be turned off. If this happens, turn off the power to the monitor and unplug the power cord. If the room where the monitor is installed is particularly hot, move the monitor to a cooler location and wait for the monitor to cool for 60 minutes.

  • Page 52: Specifications

    Specifications 42VP4/42VP4D Screen Size 36.3"(H) 20.4"(V) inches 921(H) 518(V) mm diagonal 42" 42VP4: Installed AR (Anti-Reflection) Filter 42VP4D: Installed AG (Anti-Glare) Filter Aspect Ratio 16 : 9 Resolution 853(H) 480(V) pixels Pixel Pitch 0.04"(H) 0.04"(V) inches 1.08(H) 1.08(V) mm Color Reproduction...

  • Page 55: Limited Warranty

    1. Any product which is not distributed in the U.S.A. or Canada by NEC Solutions or which is not purchased in the U.S.A. or Canada from an authorized NEC Solutions dealer. 2. Any product of which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.

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    NEC Solutions (America), Inc. Printed on recycled paper 1250 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 500 Itasca, Illinois 60143-1248 Printed in Japan 7S800941...

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