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NEC MultiSync PA231W User Manual

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MultiSync PA231W
MultiSync PA241W
MultiSync PA271W
MultiSync PA301W
User's Manual



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  • Page 1 MultiSync PA231W MultiSync PA241W MultiSync PA271W MultiSync PA301W User’s Manual...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Index Warning, Caution ...English-1 Declaration ...English-1 Canadian Department of Communications Compliance Statement ...English-2 Declaration of Conformity ...English-2 Product Features ...English-3 Contents ...English-3 Quick Start ...English-4 Controls ...English-9 Using the PICTURE MODE function ...English-15 Advanced OSD ...English-16 Recommended use ...English-24 Specifi cations - PA231W ...English-26 Specifi...
  • Page 3: Warning, Caution

    – EN 62301:2005 Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. ErgoDesign is a registered trademark of NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. in Austria, Benelux, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, U.K.
  • Page 4: Canadian Department Of Communications Compliance Statement

    C-UL: Bears the C-UL Mark and is in compliance with Canadian Safety Regulations according to CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1. FCC Information Use the attached specifi ed cables with the MultiSync PA231W/MultiSync PA241W/MultiSync PA271W/MultiSync PA301W color monitor so as not to interfere with radio and television reception.
  • Page 5: Product Features

    Low power consumption via ECO Mode (see page 10). • Small footprint design. • Self calibration with optional sensor (PA301W only). Contents Your new NEC monitor box* should contain the following: • MultiSync monitor with tilt/swivel/pivot/height adjust stand • Power Cord •...
  • Page 6: Quick Start

    Quick Start To connect the LCD monitor to your system, follow these instructions: NOTE: Make sure to read “Recommended Use” (page 24) before installation. In order to display the maximum resolution, a video card that can output a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (PA271W) or 2560 x 1600 (PA301W) is needed.
  • Page 7 DisplayPort* DVI-2 DC-OUT* * NEC optional product attachment (except PA301W). Do not use this connector unless specifi ed. Figure C.1 5. To keep the cables neatly organized, place them into the cable management system that is built into the stand.
  • Page 8: Raise And Lower Monitor Screen

    7. Slide down the cable cover (Figure D.1). 8. Connect one end of the power cord to the AC inlet on the back of the monitor and the other end to the power outlet. NOTE: Please refer to Caution section of this manual for proper selection of AC power cord. 9.
  • Page 9: Screen Rotation

    Screen Rotation Before rotating, the screen must be raised to the highest level and tilt to avoid knocking the screen on the desk or pinching your fi ngers. Disconnect all cables. To raise the screen, place hands on each side of the monitor and lift up to the highest position (Figure RL.1). To rotate screen, place hands on each side of the monitor screen and turn clockwise from Landscape to Portrait or counter- clockwise from Portrait to Landscape (Figure R.1).
  • Page 10: Flexible Arm Installation

    Flexible Arm Installation This LCD monitor is designed for use with a fl exible arm. To prepare the monitor for alternate mounting purposes: NOTE: For PA301W, the monitor must be installed or moved by two or more people. • Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the display mount. •...
  • Page 11: Controls

    Controls OSD (On-Screen Display) control buttons on the front of the monitor function as follows: To access OSD menu, press the MENU button. To change signal input, press the SELECT button. NOTE: OSD must be closed in order to change signal input. 1 AUTO DIMMING Detects the level of ambient lighting allowing the monitor to make adjustments to various SENSOR...
  • Page 12: Eco Mode

    Brightness/Contrast Controls BRIGHTNESS Adjusts the overall image and background screen brightness. NOTE: The brightness level is adjusted using the backlight output. The display will digitally compensate for low or high brightness levels. If digital compensation occurs, the brightness value on the OSD will change to magenta. NOTE: The optimal display performance will be in the range where the OSD brightness value is black.
  • Page 13: Color Control Systems

    FINE (Analog input only)* Improves focus, clarity and image stability by increasing or decreasing this setting. If the “Auto Adjust function” and the “H.Size” function do not give you a satisfactory picture setting, a fi ne tuning can be performed using the “Fine” function. For this a Moiré...
  • Page 14: Pip Mode

    Tools PIP MODE Select PIP MODE, OFF/PIP/PICTURE BY PICTURE - ASPECT/PICTURE BY PICTURE - FULL. You can select individual PICTURE MODE in each screen. This display can display 2 inputs at a time. PIP* IMAGE ROTATION: ON / SUB IMAGE ROTATION: ON OFF* PIP* PIP INPUT...
  • Page 15: Off Timer

    OFF TIMER Monitor will automatically power-down when you have selected a pre-determined amount of time. Before powering off, a message will appear on the screen asking if you want to delay the turn off time by 60 minutes. Press any OSD button to delay the power-down time. OFF MODE The Intelligent Power Manager allows the monitor to enter into a power saving mode after a period of inactivity.
  • Page 16: Eco Information

  • Page 17: Using The Picture Mode Function

    Medical settings for X-ray imaging view. Setting that conforms to the DICOM standard for the Grayscale Standard Display Function. PROGRAMMABLE For “MultiProfi ler” software or the Hardware Calibration settings by NEC Display Solutions software (some OSD settings are disabled). NOTE: - When selected PICTURE MODE is different from your computer’s ICC color profi...
  • Page 18: Advanced Osd

    Advanced OSD If you need detailed information about the controls, please use the advanced menu. There are 2 ways to access the advanced menu. Way 1: <To access the advanced menu> • Press the Menu button to access OSD menu. Use the front buttons to move the cursor to the ADVANCED SETTING in Color control systems.
  • Page 19 GAMMA Allows you to manually select the brightness level of grayscale. There are fi ve selections: sRGB, L Star, DICOM* grayscale image data on screen. sRGB: GAMMA setting for sRGB. L Star: GAMMA setting for eciRGB_v2* DICOM* medical imaging. PROGRAMMABLE: The brightness of grayscale can be changed to your preference by downloading the application software.
  • Page 20 UNIFORMITY Tag2 SHARPNESS RESPONSE IMPROVE ECO MODE AUTO BRIGHTNESS METAMERISM AMBIENT LIGHT COMP. 6 - AXIS ADJUST SHORTCUT CUSTOM Tag3 R-H.position* (Analog input only) G-H.position* (Analog input only) B-H.position* (Analog input only) R-FINE* (Analog input only) G-FINE* (Analog input only) B-FINE* (Analog input only) R-SHARPNESS*...
  • Page 21 B-SHARPNESS* Adjusts the sharpness of the blue component of the image. (Analog input only) Press “LEFT” or “RIGHT” to adjust. DVI Long Cable Compensates for image degradation caused by using a long DVI cable. (DVI input only) There are 4 possible settings, with “0” being the lowest level of compensation and “3” being the highest level.
  • Page 22 AUTO FINE* (Analog input only) H.RESOLUTION V.RESOLUTION EXPANSION SIDE BORDER COLOR Tag6 USB SELECTION DP HOT-PLUG DELAY* EDID EXTENSION (Digital Input Only) VIDEO DETECT* OFF TIMER OFF MODE *1 Only for PA231W/PA241W. *4 PA301W only This function automatically and periodically adjusts the “FINE” setting for change in signal condition.
  • Page 23 BOOT LOGO* The NEC logo is briefl y displayed after the monitor is powered on. This feature can be turned on or off in the OSD. Note: If the “EXIT” button is kept pressed while NEC logo is displayed, the BOOT LOGO menu will appear.
  • Page 24 PIP DOWN/UP PIP SIZE BLANK SIGNAL SKIP Skip no signal inputs when you change input signal with INPUT button. OSD ROTATION IMAGE ROTATION SUB IMAGE ROTATION DDC/CI SCREEN SAVER Tag9 INPUT SETTING* *1 Only for PA231W/PA241W. When you select “PIP” in PIP MODE, you can control vertical position of PIP display area. Selects the size of the sub-picture used in PIP mode.
  • Page 25 TagA TILE MATRIX The Tile Matrix feature allows one image to be displayed over multiple screens. This feature can be used with up to 25 monitors (5 vertical and 5 horizontal). Using Tile Matrix requires the PC output signal be sent through a distribution amplifi er to each individual monitor.
  • Page 26: Recommended Use

    NOTE: As with all personal display devices, NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS recommends using a moving screen saver at regular intervals whenever the screen is idle or turning off the monitor when not in use.
  • Page 27 CORRECT PLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT OF THE MONITOR CAN REDUCE EYE, SHOULDER AND NECK FATIGUE. CHECK THE FOLLOWING WHEN YOU POSITION THE MONITOR: • For optimum performance, allow 20 minutes for the display to warm up. • Adjust the monitor height so that the top of the screen is at or slightly below eye level. Your eyes should look slightly downward when viewing the middle of the screen.
  • Page 28: Specifi Cations - Pa231W

    60 Hz to 85 Hz 1600 x 900* at 60 Hz 1680 x 1050* at 60 Hz 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz...NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS cites recommended 1024 x 1280* at 60 Hz 1080 x 1920* at 60 Hz...
  • Page 29: Specifi Cations - Pa241W

    1600 x 1200* at 60 Hz to 75 Hz (Analog), 1600 x 1200* 1680 x 1050* at 60 Hz 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz...NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS cites recommended 1024 x 1280* at 60 Hz 1200 x 1920* at 60 Hz...
  • Page 30: Specifi Cations - Pa271W

    60 Hz 1024 x 1280* at 60 Hz 1200 x 1920* at 60 Hz 2560 x 1440 at 60 Hz... NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS cites recommended 480P (720 x 480* at 60 Hz) 576P (720 x 576* at 50 Hz)
  • Page 31: Specifi Cations - Pa301W

    60 Hz 2048 x 1536* at 30 Hz 1024 x 1280* at 60 Hz 2560 x 1600 at 60 Hz... NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS cites recommended 480P (720 x 480* at 60 Hz) 576P (720 x 576* at 50 Hz)
  • Page 32: Features

    Visual Controller: Is a ground-breaking software family, developed by NEC Display Solutions, providing intuitive access to all monitor setting controls and remote diagnosis via the Windows interface, based upon the VESA standard, DDC/CI. Using a standard VGA or DVI signal cable, Visual Controller can either benefi...
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    NOTE: As with all personal display devices, NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS recommends using a moving screen saver at regular intervals whenever the screen is idle or turning off the monitor when not in use.
  • Page 34 Display image is not sized properly • Use the OSD Image Adjust controls to increase or decrease the Coarse adjustment. • Check to make sure that a supported mode has been selected on the display card or system being used. (Please consult display card or system manual to change graphics mode.) No Video •...
  • Page 35: Using The Auto Brightness Function

    Using the Auto Brightness function The brightness of the LCD screen can be set to increase or decrease depending on the amount of ambient light within the room. If the room is bright, the monitor becomes correspondingly bright. If the room is dim, then the monitor will dim accordingly. The purpose of this function is to make the viewing experience more comfortable to the eye in a variety of lighting conditions.
  • Page 36: Self Calibration

    Self Calibration (PA301W only) Simply connect the external USB color sensor, and re-calibrate the factory settings without the need of a computer. This feature is to compensate for a yellow color shift that typically occurs with long-term LCD usage. All PICTURE MODES are updated when Self Calibration is performed.
  • Page 37 6. The procedure will ask for the USB color sensor to be placed on the center of the display panel (Figure S.3). Tilt the display panel approximately 5˚ backward and place the USB color sensor in the center of the display panel (Figure S.1). NOTE: Place the USB color sensor fl...
  • Page 38: White Point Matching/Copy

    White Point Matching/Copy (PA301W only) The white point can be copied from one display to one or more additional displays. Using this feature reduces the variation between different displays allowing them to match each other more closely. Before proper copy can be performed, displays should warm-up for a minimum 40 minutes. If this calibration is started before the minute warm-up, a warning will appear on-screen (Figure C.3).
  • Page 39 6. Using “LEFT” or “RIGHT” of Display B, select COPY in the MODE selection (Figure C.4). 7. Select the PICTURE MODE of Display B. 8. The procedure will ask for the USB color sensor to be placed on the center of the display panel (Figure C.5). Tilt the display panel approximately 5˚...
  • Page 40: Tco'03

    TCO’03 (for MultiSync PA271W/PA301W) Some of the features of the TCO’03 Display requirements: Ergonomics • Good visual ergonomics and image quality in order to improve the working environment for the user and to reduce sight and strain problems. Important parameters are luminance, contrast, resolution, refl...
  • Page 41: Tco Displays 5

    TCO Displays 5 (for MultiSync PA231W/PA241W) This display is designed for both you and the planet! TCO CertiÞ ed is a third party veriÞ ed program, where every product model is tested by an accredited impartial test laboratory. TCO CertiÞ ed represents one of the toughest certiÞ cations for displays worldwide.
  • Page 42: Manufacturer's Recycling And Energy Information

    Dedicated recycling sites ensure that environmentally harmful components are properly handled and securely disposed. To ensure the best recycling of our products, NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS offers a variety of recycling procedures and gives advice on how to handle the product in an environmentally sensitive way, once it has reached the end of its life.