Samsung SyncMaster BX2231 User Manual

Samsung SyncMaster BX2231 User Manual

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SyncMaster BX1931N/BX2031/BX2031N/BX2231/BX2331/BX2431
Monitor

User Manual

The color and the appearance may differ depending on the
product, and the specifications are subject to change
without prior notice to improve the performance.

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    SyncMaster BX1931N/BX2031/BX2031N/BX2231/BX2331/BX2431 Monitor User Manual The color and the appearance may differ depending on the product, and the specifications are subject to change without prior notice to improve the performance.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table Of Contents MAJOR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Before You Start ......... . . 1-1 Custody and Maintenance .
  • Page 3 Power Saving Function ........6-12 Contact SAMSUNG WORLDWIDE ......6-13 Correct Disposal of This Product (Waste Electrical &...
  • Page 4: Major Safety Precautions

    The contents of this manual may not be partially or in whole reproduced, distributed or used in any form without the written permission of Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. The SAMSUNG logo and SyncMaster are the registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are the registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 5: Custody And Maintenance

    Custody and Maintenance External Surface and Screen Maintenance Clean the product with a soft dry cloth. • Do not clean the product with an inflammable substance such as benzene or thinner or with a wet cloth. This may result in a problem with the product.
  • Page 6: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions Icons used for safety precautions ICON NAME Warning Caution Meaning of Signs Do not perform. Do not disassemble. Do not touch. Power Related The product image used in the following pictures for your reference may look different from the actual product. Warning Avoid using a damaged power cord or plug or a loose power outlet.
  • Page 7: Installation Related

    Caution Avoid unplugging the power plug while the product is operating. • Otherwise, it may damage the product due to electric shock. When unplugging the power plug from the wall outlet, make sure to hold it by the plug and not by the cord. •...
  • Page 8: Cleaning Related

    Avoid installing the product in a location exposed to dust, moisture (sauna), oil, smoke or water (rain drops) and installing it within a vehicle. • This may result in electric shock or fire. Avoid installing the product at an easily reachable height where children may reach •...
  • Page 9: Usage Related

    Before cleaning the product, unplug the power cord. • Otherwise, it may result in electric shock or fire. Caution Avoid spraying cleansing agent directly onto the product. • This may result in discoloration or cracking of the exterior of the product or the panel coming off.
  • Page 10 When thunder or lighting occurs, unplug the power cord and under no circumstance touch the antenna cable as this is danger- ous. • Otherwise, it may result in electric shock or fire. Avoid moving the product by pulling the power cord or antenna cable. •...
  • Page 11 Do not place the adapter on top of another adapter. • Otherwise, it may result in fire. Remove the vinyl cover of the adapter before using the adaptor. • Otherwise, it may result in fire. Be careful that adaptor should not be in contact with water and therefore not be wet.
  • Page 12: Installing The Product

    Installing the Product Package Contents • Unpack the product and check if all of the following contents have been included. • Store the packaging box in case you need to move the Product at a later stage. Installation Manual (Not available in all locations) Power Cord HDMI Cable The cleaning cloth is supplied with black high-glossy models only.
  • Page 13: Installing The Stand

    Installing the Stand Before assembling the product, place the product down on a flat and stable surface so that the screen is facing downwards. Insert the Stand Connector into the Stand in the direction shown by the figure. Check if the Stand Connector is firmly connected. Turn the connecting screw at the bottom of the stand fully so that it is completely fixed.
  • Page 14 - Caution Avoid lifting the product holding only the stand. Disassembly is in the reverse order of the assembly. Installing the Product...
  • Page 15: Connecting With A Pc

    Connecting with a PC The connecting part may differ depending on the product model. 1. Connect the product to a PC depending on the video output supported by the PC. • When the graphics card provides D-Sub (<Analog>) output • Connect the [RGB IN] port of the product to the [D-Sub] port of the PC with the D-Sub cable.
  • Page 16 • Connect the [HDMI IN] port of the product to the [DVI] port on your PC using the HDMI to DVI cable. The [HDMI IN] terminal is supplied for the HDMI-dedicated models only. 2. Connect one end of the power cord to the [POWER] port of the product and connect the other end of the power cord to the 220V or 110V wall outlet.
  • Page 17: Connecting An Hdmi Cable

    Connecting an HDMI cable 1. Connect the HDMI output port of your digital output device to the [HDMI IN] port of the product using the HDMI cable. The [HDMI IN] terminal is supplied for the HDMI-dedicated models only. 2. Connect a speaker to the [AUDIO OUT] port of the product. This product won't make any sound when only the HDMI cable is connected without a speaker connected.
  • Page 18: Kensington Lock

    Kensington Lock A Kensington Lock is an anti-theft device that enables users to lock the product so that they can safely use it in public locations. Since the shape and usage of the locking device may differ depending on the model and the manufacturer, for more information, refer to the User Manual supplied with the locking device for more information.
  • Page 19: Using The Product

    Using the product Setting the Optimal Resolution If you turn the power on after purchasing the product, a message regarding the optimal resolution setting appears on the screen. Select a language and the optimal resolution. • The message appears up to 3 times if the resolution has not been set to the optimal resolution. •...
  • Page 20: Standard Signal Mode Table

    Standard Signal Mode Table This product delivers the best picture quality when viewed under the optimal resolution setting. The optimal resolution is dependent on the screen size. Therefore, the visual quality will be degraded if the optimal resolution is not set for the panel size. It is recommended setting the resolution to the optimal resolution of the product.
  • Page 21: Standard Signal Mode Table

    Standard Signal Mode Table This product delivers the best picture quality when viewed under the optimal resolution setting. The optimal resolution is dependent on the screen size. Therefore, the visual quality will be degraded if the optimal resolution is not set for the panel size. It is recommended setting the resolution to the optimal resolution of the product.
  • Page 22: Standard Signal Mode Table

    Standard Signal Mode Table This product delivers the best picture quality when viewed under the optimal resolution setting. The optimal resolution is dependent on the screen size. Therefore, the visual quality will be degraded if the optimal resolution is not set for the panel size. It is recommended setting the resolution to the optimal resolution of the product.
  • Page 23: Standard Signal Mode Table

    Standard Signal Mode Table This product delivers the best picture quality when viewed under the optimal resolution setting. The optimal resolution is dependent on the screen size. Therefore, the visual quality will be degraded if the optimal resolution is not set for the panel size. It is recommended setting the resolution to the optimal resolution of the product.
  • Page 24 Horizontal Frequency The time taken to scan one line from the left-most position to the right-most position on the screen is called the horizontal cycle and the reciprocal of the horizontal cycle is called the horizontal frequency. The horizontal frequency is represented in kHz. Vertical Frequency A panel must display the same picture on the screen tens of times every second so that humans can see the picture.
  • Page 25: Standard Signal Mode Table

    Standard Signal Mode Table This product delivers the best picture quality when viewed under the optimal resolution setting. The optimal resolution is dependent on the screen size. Therefore, the visual quality will be degraded if the optimal resolution is not set for the panel size. It is recommended setting the resolution to the optimal resolution of the product.
  • Page 26 Horizontal Frequency The time taken to scan one line from the left-most position to the right-most position on the screen is called the horizontal cycle and the reciprocal of the horizontal cycle is called the horizontal frequency. The horizontal frequency is represented in kHz. Vertical Frequency A panel must display the same picture on the screen tens of times every second so that humans can see the picture.
  • Page 27 Standard Signal Mode Table This product delivers the best picture quality when viewed under the optimal resolution setting. The optimal resolution is dependent on the screen size. Therefore, the visual quality will be degraded if the optimal resolution is not set for the panel size. It is recommended setting the resolution to the optimal resolution of the product.
  • Page 28 Horizontal Frequency The time taken to scan one line from the left-most position to the right-most position on the screen is called the horizontal cycle and the reciprocal of the horizontal cycle is called the horizontal frequency. The horizontal frequency is represented in kHz. Vertical Frequency A panel must display the same picture on the screen tens of times every second so that humans can see the picture.
  • Page 29: Installing The Device Driver

    If you install the device driver, you can set up the appropriate resolution and frequency for the product. The device driver is included on the CD-ROM supplied with the product. If the supplied drive file is corrupted, please visit a service center or Samsung Electronics website(http://www.samsung.com/), and download the driver. 1. Insert the driver installation CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 30: Product Operating Buttons

    Product Operating Buttons Product Operating Buttons ICON MENU Press this button to view the On Screen Display (OSD). This button is also used to exit the OSD or to return to a higher-level OSD menu * OSD Adjustment Lock This function locks the OSD in order to maintain the current settings or to prevent the settings from being changed by another person On: If you press and hold the MENU button down for 5 seconds, the OSD Adjustment Lock function is activated.
  • Page 31 ICON AUTO Press [AUTO] button to adjust the screen settings automatically If the resolution settings are changed in the Display Properties, the AUTO adjustment func- tion is performed. Press this button to turn the product on or off Power LED This LED is turned on when the product works normally.
  • Page 32: Using The Screen Adjustment Menu (Osd: On Screen Display)

    3-10 Using the Screen Adjustment Menu (OSD: On Screen Display) The Screen Adjustment Menu (OSD: On Screen Display) Structure TOP MENUS Brightness PICTURE MagicAngle MagicColor COLOR Color Effect H-Position SIZE & POSI- TION Reset SETUP&RESET Off Timer Setting Display Time INFORMA- TION Monitor functions may vary according to models.
  • Page 33 MENU Sharpness Controls the clarity of details of pictures displayed on the screen • This menu is unavailable when <MagicBright> is set to <Dynamic Contrast> or <Cinema> mode. • This menu is unavailable when <MagicColor> is set to <Full> mode or <Intelligent> mode. •...
  • Page 34 MENU MagicAngle This feature allows you to see optimal screen quality according to your viewing position. When viewing the screen at an angle from below, above or the side of the monitor, by setting the appropriate mode for each position you can obtain a similar picture quality as viewing the screen directly from the front.
  • Page 35 MENU Response Time Accelerates the response time of the panel faster than the original response time so that moving pic- tures appear sharper and more natural. • <Normal> • <Faster> • <Fastest> • It is recommended setting the <Normal> or <Faster> when not viewing a movie. •...
  • Page 36 MENU MagicColor Expresses natural colors more clearly without changing the picture quality using proprietary digital picture quality improvement technology developed by Samsung Electronics. • <Off> - Turns the <MagicColor> function off. • <Demo> - You can compare the pictures processed by <MagicColor> with the original pictures.
  • Page 37: Size & Position

    SIZE & POSITION MENU H-Position Moves the position of the display area on the screen horizontally. • This function is only available in Analog mode. • When a 720P, 1080i or 1080P signal is input in AV mode ,select <Screen Fit >to adjust horizontal position in 0-6 levels.
  • Page 38 SETUP&RESET MENU Reset Use this function to restore the visual quality and color settings to the factory defaults. • <No> - <Yes> Language Select a language for the OSD. The selected language is only applied to the product OSD. This setting does not affect the other functions of the PC.
  • Page 39 MENU Off Timer On/Off You can turn the Off Timer on or off. • <Off> - <On> Off Timer Setting Turns the power off automatically when the configured time is reached. When <On> of <Off Timer On/Off> is selected,This function is available only. Key Repeat Time Controls the repeat delay of a button.
  • Page 40: Installing The Software

    What is Natural Color ? This software works only for Samsung products and enables adjusting the displayed colors on the product and matches the colors on the product with the colors of the printed pictures. For more information, refer to the online help of the software (F1).
  • Page 41: Magictune

    MagicTune What is MagicTune? MagicTune is a software program that helps with monitor adjustments by providing comprehensive descriptions of monitor functions and easy-to-understand guidelines. Users can adjust the product with the mouse and the keyboard without using the operating buttons of the product. Installing the Software 1.
  • Page 42 3. In the [Add/Remove] window, find and select MagicTune™so that it is highlighted. 4. Click [Change or Remove Programs] to remove the software. 5. Select [Yes] to start removing MagicTune™. 6. Wait until a message box appears informing you that the software has been removed completely. For technical support, the FAQ (frequently asked questions) or information about the software upgrade for MagicTune™, please visit our website.
  • Page 43: Multiscreen

    MultiScreen What is MultiScreen ? MultiScreen enables users to use the monitor by partitioning multiple sections. Installing the Software 1. Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. 2. Select the MultiScreen setup program. If the pop-up screen for the software installation does not appear on the main screen, find and double-click the MultiScreen setup file on the CD-ROM.
  • Page 44: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Monitor Self-Diagnosis • You can check if the product is working properly using the Self-Diagnosis function. • If a blank screen is displayed and the Power LED blinks even if the product and the PC are properly connected, perform the self-diagnosis function according to the procedures below.
  • Page 45: Before Requesting Service

    Before Requesting Service Please check the following before requesting After-Sales service. If the problem continues, please contact your nearest Samsung Electronics Service Center. A BLANK SCREEN APPEARS / I CANNOT TURN THE PRODUCT ON Is the power cord connected properly? Is the <Check Signal Cable>...
  • Page 46 THE COLOR IS WEIRD / THE PICTURE IS DISPLAYED IN BLACK AND WHITE Is the entire screen displayed in the same color as if viewing the screen through a cellophane paper? Is the graphics card configured correctly? THE DISPLAY AREA SUDDENLY MOVES TO AN EDGE OR TO THE CENTER. Did you change the graphics card or the driver? Did you change the resolution and frequency appropriate to the product?
  • Page 47: Faq

    FAQ! How can I change the frequency (refresh rate) of the video signal? How can I change the resolution? How can I use the power saving function? PLEASE TRY THE FOLLOWING! You have to change the frequency of the graphics card. Windows XP : Change the frequency by selecting Control Panel →...
  • Page 48: More Information

    More Information Specifications MODEL NAME Panel Size Display area Pixel Pitch Synchroniza- Horizontal tion Vertical Display Color Resolution Optimum resolution Maximum resolution Input Signal, Terminated Maximum Pixel Clock Power Supply Signal Cable Dimensions (WxHxD) / Weight Environmen- Operating tal consider- ations Storage Tilt...
  • Page 49: Power Saving Function

    Power Saving Function This monitor has a built-in power management system called PowerSaver. This system saves energy by switching your monitor to 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.
  • Page 50: Specifications

    Specifications MODEL NAME Panel Size Display area Pixel Pitch Synchroniza- Horizontal tion Vertical Display Color Resolution Optimum resolution Maximum resolution Input Signal, Terminated Maximum Pixel Clock Power Supply Signal Cable Dimensions (WxHxD) / Weight Environmen- Operating tal consider- ations Storage Tilt Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Page 51: Power Saving Function

    Power Saving Function This monitor has a built-in power management system called PowerSaver. This system saves energy by switching your monitor to 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.
  • Page 52: Specifications

    Specifications MODEL NAME Panel Size Display area Pixel Pitch Synchroniza- Horizontal tion Vertical Display Color Resolution Optimum resolution Maximum resolution Input Signal, Terminated Maximum Pixel Clock Power Supply Signal Cable Dimensions (WxHxD) / Weight Environmen- Operating tal consider- ations Storage Tilt Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Page 53: Power Saving Function

    Power Saving Function This monitor has a built-in power management system called PowerSaver. This system saves energy by switching your monitor to 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.
  • Page 54: Specifications

    Specifications MODEL NAME Panel Size Display area Pixel Pitch Synchroniza- Horizontal tion Vertical Display Color Resolution Optimum resolution Maximum resolution Input Signal, Terminated Maximum Pixel Clock Power Supply Signal Cable Dimensions (WxHxD) / Weight Environmen- Operating tal consider- ations Storage Tilt Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Page 55: Power Saving Function

    Power Saving Function This monitor has a built-in power management system called PowerSaver. This system saves energy by switching your monitor to 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.
  • Page 56: Specifications

    Specifications MODEL NAME Panel Size Display area Pixel Pitch Synchroniza- Horizontal tion Vertical Display Color Resolution Optimum resolution Maximum resolution Input Signal, Terminated Maximum Pixel Clock Power Supply Signal Cable Dimensions (WxHxD) / Weight Environmen- Operating tal consider- ations Storage Tilt Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Page 57: Power Saving Function

    6-10 Power Saving Function This monitor has a built-in power management system called PowerSaver. This system saves energy by switching your monitor to 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.
  • Page 58 6-11 Specifications MODEL NAME Panel Size Display area Pixel Pitch Synchroniza- Horizontal tion Vertical Display Color Resolution Optimum resolution Maximum resolution Input Signal, Terminated Maximum Pixel Clock Power Supply Signal Cable Dimensions (WxHxD) / Weight Environmen- Operating tal consider- ations Storage Tilt Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Page 59: Power Saving Function

    6-12 Power Saving Function This monitor has a built-in power management system called PowerSaver. This system saves energy by switching your monitor to 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.
  • Page 60: Contact Samsung Worldwide

    6-13 Contact SAMSUNG WORLDWIDE • If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center. U.S.A CANADA MEXICO ARGENTINA BRAZIL CHILE COLOMBIA COSTA RICA ECUADOR EL SALVADOR GUATEMALA HONDURAS JAMAICA NICARAGUA PANAMA PUERTO RICO REP.
  • Page 61 0,10/Min) 815-56 480 0 801 1SAMSUNG (172678) 022 - 607 - 93 - 33 80820 - SAMSUNG (726-7864) 0800-SAMSUNG(726-7864) 902 - 1 - SAMSUNG (902 172 678) 0771 726 7864 (SAMSUNG) 0848-SAMSUNG(7267864, CHF 0.08/ min) 0845 SAMSUNG (7267864) 0-800-05-555 088-55-55-555...
  • Page 62 U.A.E More Information ASIA PACIFIC 3030 8282 1800 110011 1800 3000 8282 1800 266 8282 0800-112-8888 021-5699-7777 0120-327-527 1800-88-9999 0800 SAMSUNG (0800 726 786) 1-800-10-SAMSUNG(726-7864) 1-800-3-SAMSUNG(726-7864) 1-800-8-SAMSUNG(726-7864) 02-5805777 1800-SAMSUNG(726-7864) 0800-329-999 1800-29-3232 02-689-3232 1 800 588 889 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA...
  • Page 63: Equipment) - Europe Only

    6-14 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 on the product, accessories or literature indicates that the product and its electronic accessories (e.g. charger, headset, USB cable) should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their working life.