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Acer M200A User Manual

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Important safety instructions ------------------------ 3
Disposal instructions --------------------------------------------------------------- 5
Mercury advisory ------------------------------------------------------------------- 5
Your monitor overview -------------------------------- 6
Front panel view -------------------------------------------------------------------- 6
Rear panel view --------------------------------------------------------------------- 7
Remote control -------------------------------------------- 8
Basic connections ----------------------------------------- 9
Connecting the power cord ----------------------------------------------------- 9
Setting up the remote control ------------------------------------------------- 9
Enjoying analog and digital TV -------------------- 10
Connecting an antenna/cable ------------------------------------------------ 0
Getting started using your monitor ---------------------------------------- 0
Connecting a PC or notebook computer ---------------------------------- 3
Selecting the input source ----------------------------------------------------- 4
OSD navigation ----------------------------------------- 15
Navigating the OSD with the remote control --------------------------- 5
Adjusting the OSD settings ---------------------------------------------------- 6
Advanced features ------------------------------------- 19
Advanced Picture Adjustment ------------------------------------------------ 9
AVL (Auto Volume Level) ------------------------------------------------------ 20
Locking TV content -------------------------------------------------------------- 22
TV ratings --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23
Channel list ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 25
Widescreen display mode ------------------------------------------------------ 26
Troubleshooting ---------------------------------------- 27
PC input signal reference chart -------------------- 28
Product specifications --------------------------------- 30



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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Acer Multi-function Monitor Contents M200A Important safety instructions ------------------------ 3 M230A Disposal instructions --------------------------------------------------------------- 5 Mercury advisory ------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 User Guide Your monitor overview -------------------------------- 6 Front panel view -------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 Rear panel view --------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 Remote control -------------------------------------------- 8...
  • Page 2 Copyright © 200 All Rights Reserved. Acer Multi-function Monitor User Guide Original Issue: 05/200 Model Number: Serial Number: Purchase Date: Place of Purchase: Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered...
  • Page 3: M200A Important Safety Instructions

    Important safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Please put them somewhere safe for future reference. . Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. 2. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/ apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
  • Page 4 d. If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls could result in damage; extensive work by a qualified technician might then be required to restore the product to normal condition.
  • Page 5: Disposal Instructions

    Do not throw this electronic device into the rubbish bin / container when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information regarding WEEE, please refer to Mercury advisory For bulb-inside projectors or electronic products containing an non-LED-...
  • Page 6: Your Monitor Overview

    Your monitor overview Front panel view HDMI Service port AV-in (S-video), CVBS, Audio L/R Headphone* jack HDMI 3 S-Video Video Audio Volume up Volume down Channel up Channel down Menu key Input key Power On/Off * Ensure you adjust the sound to a comfortable level when using earphones or headphones.
  • Page 7: Rear Panel View

    Rear panel view AC-in Audio out AV-in (Component) + Audio L/R x 2 Tuner* * Tuner supports analog, digital and mixed signals. HDMI x 2 SPDIF out VGA-in + PC Audio-in HDMI 2 HDMI 1 Audio Out SPDIF Component HDMI 2 HDMI 1 Audio Out SPDIF...
  • Page 8: Remote Control

    Remote control DISPLAY INPUT WIDE MENU RECALL POWER Press to turn your monitor on/off. DISPLAY Press to display or change input/ channel information (dependent on input/source type). MUTE Press to toggle audio on and off. INPUT Press to open a list of input sources. WIDE Press to cycle scaling between Normal, Full, Zoom, and Cinema modes.
  • Page 9: Basic Connections

    Basic connections Connecting the power cord Connect the AC cord to the AC input on the back of the monitor. Connect the plug to the wall outlet as shown. A certified power cord that meets your country's legal requirements must be used with this monitor.
  • Page 10: Enjoying Analog And Digital Tv

    Enjoying analog and digital TV Connecting an antenna/cable Connect the antenna cable to the appropriate antenna terminal on the back of the monitor as shown below. Getting started using your monitor Power Turn on the power switch at the side of the screen. Press the power button on the remote control.
  • Page 11: Changing Channels

    Step . Select the setup language you prefer. Step 2. Select the correct Time Zone, DST (Daylight Saving Time) and Time Format using the remote control. Step 3. Set the TV source to Air or Cable. Step 4. Ensure that your coaxial cables are connected correctly before proceeding. Step 5.
  • Page 12: Connecting External Audio/Video Devices

    Source-in Yellow White Blue Green * To get better picture quality, Acer recommends the following priority for connection types: HDMI -> Component -> S-Video -> Composite. HDMI 2 HDMI 1 Audio Out...
  • Page 13: Connecting A Camera, Camcorder Or Game Console

    To display PC output on your monitor, connect your PC or notebook computer to the monitor as shown below. HDMI 2 For VGA connections, Acer recommends setting your PC’s external monitor resolution to 600 x 900 pixels (M200A) or 920 x 080 (M230A) @ 60 Hz refresh rate. HDMI 3 S-Video...
  • Page 14: Selecting The Input Source

    Selecting the input source Once you have connected your antenna or external equipment to the monitor, you need to select the correct input source. Press the INPUT button on the remote control to select the correct input source. INPUT...
  • Page 15: Osd Navigation

    OSD navigation Many of the advanced settings and adjustments are available through using the OSD (onscreen display) menus, as shown in the example screenshot below. Basic operations required to navigate these menus (Picture, Audio, Time, Setup, Lock and Channel) are described in this section. Navigating the OSD with the remote control MENU You can also interact with these menus using the right panel controls.
  • Page 16: Adjusting The Osd Settings

    Adjusting the OSD settings The OSD can be used for adjusting the settings of your monitor. Press the MENU key to open the OSD. You can use the OSD to adjust the picture quality, audio settings, channel settings and general settings. For advanced settings, please refer to following page: Adjusting the picture quality Adjusting the audio settings...
  • Page 17: Adjusting The Channel Settings

    Adjusting the Lock settings Adjusting the channel settings The options available on the OSD may vary depending on the signal source and model. Some digital options may not be available with an analog signal and vice versa. The default password for this monitor is "0000" First enter "0000" when you want to change the password.
  • Page 18: Viewing Your Favorite Channels

    Favorite channel mode in TV mode Favorite channel allows you to store your favorite TV channels and flick between them at the touch of a button. To set Favorite channel as the default, follow the steps described on this page. Storing favorite channels MENU EXIT...
  • Page 19: Advanced Features

    Advanced features Advanced Picture Adjustment MENU Advanced Picture Adjustment MENU Press the Menu key from the remote control hand set, to invoke the OSD. • ACM: This function (Adaptive Contrast Management) automatically adjusts picture contrast, depending on the brightness of the video content. You can turn this feature On or Off.
  • Page 20: Avl (Auto Volume Level)

    AVL (Auto Volume Level) MENU AVL (Auto Volume Level) MENU EXIT Press the Menu key from the remote control hand set, to invoke the OSD. This function prevents sudden changes in the audio output level. If this function is selected as On, volume levels will be consistent when switching between input sources and changing channels.
  • Page 21: Scanning For Channels

    Auto scan for channels The first time you completed the setup wizard, all available channels were listed. If you need to re-scan for new channels, please follow the steps below: MENU Scanning for channels MENU Press the MENU key on the remote control to bring up the OSD. Use the directional keys to navigate and select Highlight Auto Scan.
  • Page 22: Locking Tv Content

    Locking TV content Locking TV content is a handy feature that can block all TV sources. Locking TV content allows you to control who has access to the TV with a simple password. MENU To enable this feature: Setting a password MENU MENU EXIT...
  • Page 23: Tv Ratings

    TV ratings Most TV allows you to block content according to rating systems. The rating system available is dependent on region. TV Parental Guidelines You can block TV programs depending on their rating. This function allows you to control what your children are watching. •...
  • Page 24 Setting or changing the ratings MENU To set or change your TV ratings settings: MENU MENU EXIT Navigate to the channel you wish to manage and make sure that the channel is unlocked. Press the MENU key on the remote control to bring up the OSD. Using the directional keys, navigate to and select the OSD.
  • Page 25: Channel List

    Channel list Channel list allows you to quickly find the TV channel you are searching for. To open the channel list feature: MENU RECALL Press the OK key on the remote control. This will bring up the channel list menu. The current channel will be highlighted.
  • Page 26: Widescreen Display Mode

    Widescreen display mode Your Acer monitor has a special widescreen mode that allows you to toggle between Normal, Full, Zoom, and Cinema type views. Press the WIDE key on the remote control to cycle the display between the four wide modes.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before you call the Acer service center, please check the following items: Here is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of your monitor. Easy answers and solutions are provided for each. Your monitor has no power.
  • Page 28: Pc Input Signal Reference Chart

    PC input signal reference chart M230A: Resolution 640 x 480 640 x 480 640 x 480 640 x 480 720 x 400 800 x 600 800 x 600 800 x 600 832 x 624 024 x 768 024 x 768 024 x 768 52 x 864 280 x 024...
  • Page 29 M200A: Resolution Horizontal Frequency (kHz) Vertical Frequency (Hz) 640 x 480 3.5 640 x 480 37.9 640 x 480 37.5 640 x 480 35.0 720 x 400 3.5 800 x 600 35.2 800 x 600 37.9 800 x 600 46.9 832 x 624 49.7...
  • Page 30: Product Specifications

    CVBS, S Video, Audio (R/L) Yes (HDMI .3) Yes (HDMI .3) Yes (HDMI .3) Yes (Coaxial) 480i/p, 720p, 080i, 080p 5 W+5 W M200A 600 x 900 H: 60 ; V: 60 75 W 498.8 x 384.2 x 77.83 4.64 0.20...
  • Page 31: Wall Mount Preparation / Removing The Base

    Wall mount preparation / removing the base Caution: Disassemble the base carefully otherwise the plastic parts and/or TV body may be damaged. ) Unscrew the base screw and remove the base. 2) Assemble the wall mount following the instructions included with the wall mount.

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