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  • Page 1 USER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 2 PlasmaSync Plasma Monitor User’s Manual NEC Solutions...
  • Page 3 PCs to DVD players- into art. And weighing only 61.8 lbs/ 28.5 kg (42MP3), 65 lbs/ 29.5 kg (42MP4) it actually can be hung almost anywhere. NEC has made sure that a host of multimedia resources can be easily connected and displayed as brilliantly as intended on the PlasmaSync™...
  • Page 4: Important Information

    If you install the unit in an enclosure, make sure there is adequate space at the top of the unit to allow hot air to rise and escape. If the monitor becomes too hot, the overheat protector will be activated and the monitor will be turned off.
  • Page 5 * Always power down the monitor when you are finished using it. core (large) If the plasma monitor is in long term use or continuous operation take the following measures to reduce the likelihood of phosphor burn: * Lower the Brightness and Contrast levels as much as possible without impairing image readability.
  • Page 6: 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, NE PAS DEPOSER LE COUVERCLE, IL N’Y A AUCUNE PIECE UTILISABLE A L’INTERIEUR DE CET APPAREIL.
  • Page 7 REMARQUE: Lorsque vous branchez un micro-ordinateur sur ce moniteur, fixez les noyaux en ferrites fournis. Si vous ne le faîtes, le moniteur ne sera pas en conformité avec les exigences des standards FCC. Fixation des noyaux en ferrite. Monter les tores en ferrite aux deux extrêmités du câble DVI (non fourni) et aux deux extrêmités du câble d’alimentation électrique (fourni).
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents How to Attach Options to the Plasma Monitor ... 1 Part Names and Function ... 2 Front View ... 2 Rear View / Terminal Board ... 3 Remote Control ... 4 Battery Installation and Replacement ... 5 Using the wired remote control mode ... 6 Operating Range ...
  • Page 9: How To Attach Options To The Plasma Monitor

    * As it is laid down with the screen face down (See Drawing B). Lay the protective sheet, which was wrapped around the monitor when it was packaged, beneath the screen surface so as not to scratch the screen face.
  • Page 10: Part Names And Function

    /EXIT VOLUME PROCEED 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 ... Lights green. When the power is in the standby mode ... Lights red.
  • Page 11: Rear View/ Terminal Board

    Rear View/ Terminal Board AC IN RIGHT SPEAKERS MUST AC IN HAVE MORE THAN RIGHT LEFT 7WATT RATING IMPEDANCE 6 OHM A AC IN Connect the included power cord here. B EXT SPEAKER L and R Connect speakers here. Maintain the correct polarity. C RGB3 (DVI 29pin) Inputs a digital RGB signal (TMDS).
  • Page 12: Remote Control

    RGB/PC2 COMP. or VIDEO: RGB/PC1 RGB/PC can also be selected using the INPUT SELECT button on the monitor. e DVD / HD Press this button to select DVD/HD as the source. The available sources depend on the setting of “BNC SELECT”.
  • Page 13: Battery Installation And Replacement

    !2 WIDE The type of broadcast is detected automatically, and the recommended wide screen is set. !3 DISPLAY Displays the source settings on the screen. !4 OFF TIMER Activates the off timer for the unit. !5 Remote control signal transmitter Transmits the remote control signals.
  • Page 14: Using The Wired Remote Control Mode

    To Remote Jack Operating Range * Use the remote control within a distance of about 7 m/ 23ft. from the front of the monitor’s remote control sensor and at horizontal and vertical angles of up to approximately 30°. * The remote control operation may not function if the monitor’s remote control sensor is exposed to direct...
  • Page 15: Installation

    / VIDEO 3 B / CB / PB L ( MONO ) CONTROL LOCK Signal cable (supplied) ON / To Mini D-Sub 15 pin connector on the plasma monitor REMOTE CONTROL EXTERNAL CONTROL Personal computer with a digital RGB output...
  • Page 16: Connecting Your Pc Or Macintosh Computer

    5. Turn on the plasma monitor and the computer. 6. If the plasma monitor goes blank after a period of inactivity, it may be caused by a screen saver installed on the computer you’ve connected to the plasma monitor.
  • Page 17: Attachable Speaker Connections

    Attachable Speaker Connections Attachable speakers (option) may be connected to the plasma monitor to reproduce sound from VIDEO, DVD or RGB signal sources. Attachable speakers may be connected directly to the SPEAKERS terminals or indirectly by connecting a stereo system amplifier to the audio outputs.
  • Page 18: 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 Configuration and Signal of the RGB 3 IN Connector (DVI Connector) The unit is equipped with a type of connector commonly used for both analog and digital. (Functionally, this cannot be used for an analog input.) (TMDS can be used for one link only.)
  • Page 19: Basic Operations

    1. Plug the power cord into an active AC power outlet. 2. Press the POWER ON button (on the remote control) to turn on the unit. The monitor’s POWER/STANDBY indicator will light up (green) when the unit is on. 3. Press the POWER OFF button (on the remote control or the unit) to turn off the unit.
  • Page 20: Off Timer

    Note: After the power is turned off with the off timer ... A slight current is still supplied to the monitor. When you are leaving the room or do not plan to use the system for a long period of time, turn off the power of the monitor.
  • Page 21: Wide Operations

    WIDE Operations Watching with a wide screen With this function, you can select one of four screen sizes. When watching 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 22: Watching Computer Images With A Wide Screen

    Supported resolution See page 51 for details on the display output of the various VESA signal standards supported by the monitor. When 852 (848) dot signals with a vertical frequency of 60 Hz and horizontal frequency of 31.7 (31.0) kHz are in- Select an appropriate setting for RGB SELECT mode referring to the“Table of Signals Supported”...
  • Page 23: 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. M A I N M E N U PICTURE SOUND...
  • Page 24 When set to “ON”, the on-screen menu is displayed. Adjusts the vertical and horizontal positions of the menu display. Sets the monitor for use as an energy-saving display when used with a OFF computer. In case of 4 : 3, sets the luminance of both sides.
  • 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 PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1. Use the buttons to select “PICTURE”, then press the PROCEED button.
  • Page 26: Setting The Picture Mode According To The Brightness Of The Room

    Setting the picture mode according to the brightness of the room There are four picture modes that can be used effectively according to the environment in which you are viewing the display. Example: Setting the “THEATER” mode Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...
  • Page 27: Setting The Color Temperature

    Setting the color temperature Use this procedure to set color tone produced by the plasma display. Example: Setting “1” Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1. Use the buttons to select “PICTURE”, then press the PROCEED button.
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Color To The Desired Quality

    Adjusting the color to the desired quality Use this procedure to adjust the white balance for bright pictures and dark pictures to achieve the desired color quality. Example: Adjusting the “WHITE BALANCE” Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...
  • Page 29: 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 PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...
  • Page 30: Sound Settings Menu

    Sound Settings Menu Adjusting the treble, bass and left/right balance The treble, bass and left/right balance can be adjusted to suit your tastes. Example: Adjusting the bass Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.
  • Page 31: Screen Settings Menu

    Screen Settings Menu Adjusting the Position, Size, Fine Picture, Picture Adj The position of the image can be adjusted and flickering of the image can be corrected. Example: Adjusting the vertical position in the normal mode Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...
  • Page 32: Function Settings Menu

    Auto Picture. Function Settings Menu Setting the on-screen menu When using the monitor for presentations, etc., the monitor can be set so that the input source, screen mode, etc., do not appear. Example: Turning the on-screen menu mode off Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...
  • Page 33: Adjusting The Position Of The Menu Display

    Adjusting the position of the menu display Use these operations to adjust the position of the menus that appear on the screen. Example: Adjusting the position of the menu display Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.
  • Page 34: Setting The Power Management For Computer Images

    This function can be used when using the monitor with a computer conforming to the VESA DPMS format. * If the computer’s power is not turned on or if the computer and selector tuner are not properly connected, the system is set to the off state.
  • Page 35: Power/Standby Indicator

    POWER/STANDBY indicator Power management POWER/STANDBY Power management mode indicator operating status Green Not activated. Standby Orange Activated. Suspend Activated. Activated. Description Horizontal and vertical synchronizing signals are present from the computer. No horizontal synchronizing signals are sent from the computer. No vertical synchronizing signals are sent from the computer.
  • Page 36: Setting The Gray Level For The Sides Of The Screen

    Setting the gray level for the sides of the screen Use this procedure to set the gray level for the parts on the screen on which nothing is displayed when the screen is set to the 4:3 size. Example: Adjusting the “GRAY LEVEL” Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...
  • Page 37: Setting Rgb3 Adj

    Setting RGB3 ADJ. When the picture input from the RGB3 input terminal is distorted, select the most appropriate setting from among “1”, “2”, and “3”. Example: Setting “2” Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.
  • Page 38: Setting The Time For "Inverse

    5. Once the setting is completed... Press the EXIT button to return to the FUNCTION menu. To exit the main menu, press the EXIT button twice. Information AUTO ... The brightness of the screen is adjusted automatically to suit the picture quality.
  • Page 39: Setting The Time For "Screen Wiper

    The 2nd line of the “WORKING TIME”: The 1st line of the “WAITING TIME”: The 2nd line of the “WAITING TIME”: 6. Once the setting is completed... Press the EXIT button several times to return to the main menu. To delete the main menu, press the EXIT button once more.
  • Page 40: Resetting To The Default Values

    The 2nd line of the “WORKING TIME”: The 1st line of the “WAITING TIME”: The 2nd line of the “WAITING TIME”: “SPEED”: 6. Once the setting is completed... Press the EXIT button several times to return to the main menu. To delete the main menu, press the EXIT button once more.
  • Page 41: Options Settings Menu

    Options Settings Menu Setting the allocation of the audio connectors Setting the AUDIO 1, 2, and 3 connectors to the desired input. Example: Setting “AUDIO 1” to “VIDEO 2” Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.
  • Page 42: Setting The Bnc Connectors

    Setting the BNC connectors Select whether to set the input of the 5 BNC connectors to RGB, component and video. Example: Set the BNC SELECT mode to “COMP.” Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.
  • Page 43: 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 51.
  • Page 44: Information Menu

    Information Menu Checking the frequencies, polarities of input signals, and resolution Use this function to check the frequencies and polarities of the signals currently being input from a computer, etc. Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.
  • Page 45: Setting The Video Signal Format

    Setting the video signal format Use these operations to set the color systems of composite video signals or Y/C input signals. Example: Setting the color system to “3.58 NTSC” Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.
  • Page 46: External Control

    Unit ID 1 and unit ID 2 are numbers used to identify the equipment that is to be connected. 60H is used for the plasma monitor and 80H is used for external control equipment such as a personal computer. 1) Unit ID 1: Indicates the equipment sending the signal...
  • Page 47 Function The external control equipment switches on the power of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data The plasma monitor returns the following ACK when the power is switched on. NOTE: Do not set the Power ON or Power OFF command continuously.
  • Page 48: Volume Gain Data

    DATA00: USER SOUND Gain Flag DATA01: VOLUME Gain Flag 05. AUDIO Mute On Function The external control equipment switches on AUDIO Mute of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data 06. AUDIO Mute Off Function The external control equipment switches off AUDIO Mute of the plasma monitor.
  • Page 49: Color Gain Data

    DATA00 DATA01 CKS DATA00: USER PICTURE Gain Flag DATA01: TINT Gain Flag 12. PICTURE MODE Select Function The external control equipment sets the picture mode of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data DFH 80H 0AH 01H DATA00 CKS DATA00: 01H: MEMORY...
  • Page 50: Green Gain Data

    DATA00: USER PICTURE Gain Flag DATA01: BLUE Gain Flag 17. NR MODE Set Function The external control equipment sets the NR (Noise Reduction) mode of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data DFH 80H C0H 01H DATA00: 01H: NR OFF 02H: NR-1...
  • Page 51: Balance Gain Data

    DATA00 DATA01 CKS DATA00: USER PICTURE Gain Flag DATA01: BALANCE Gain Flag 21. SCREEN MODE Select Function The external control equipment switches the screen mode of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data DFH 80H DATA00 CKS DATA00: 02H: STADIUM 03H: ZOOM...
  • Page 52: Auto Picture Select

    Remote control operation Personal computer control operation 28. CLOCK Gain Data Function The external control equipment changes the CLOCK gain data (ratio of frequency division) of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data DFH 80H DATA00: USER PICTURE Gain Flag DATA01: CLOCK Gain Flag...
  • Page 53: Cinema Mode Set

    DATA00 DATA01 CKS DATA00: POWER MGT Select DATA01: 01H: ON 02H: OFF 32. GRAY LEVEL Set Function The external control equipment sets the GRAY LEVEL of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data DFH 80H C6H 01H DATA00 CKS DATA00: GRAY LEVEL...
  • Page 54: Inverse Set

    3 minutes. Example: 03H=9 minutes 1EH=1 hour and 30 minutes 37. SCREEN WIPER Set Function The external control equipment sets the SCREEN WIPER of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data 60H C8H 04H DATA00 to DATA00 : SCREEN WIPER...
  • Page 55: Bnc Select

    40. BNC SELECT Function The external control equipment sets the BNC SELECT of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data DFH 80H 8CH 01H DATA00 CKS DATA00 : BNC SELECT 01H: RGB 02H: Component 03H: Video The plasma monitor returns the following ACK when setting the BNC SELECT:...
  • Page 56: Frequency Request

    45. FREQUENCY Request Function The external control equipment inquires the Horizontal frequency, Vertical frequency, Horizontal sync polarity, Vertical sync polarity, Mode, and Resolution of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data 0BH DATA00 to Horizontal frequency DATA00: Integer part 00H: 0 (No signal: 00H)
  • Page 57: Video Adj Request

    47. VIDEO ADJ Request Function The display returns the video adjustments information by the external control equipment’ s request. Transmission Data 0CH DATA00 to DATA11 DATA00: RED Gain(Bias) D8H: -40 FFH: -1 00H: 0 IEH: +30 DATA01: GREEN Gain(Bias) D8H: -40 FFH: -1 00H: 0 IEH: +30...
  • Page 58: Audio Select Request

    DATA01:FILURE MODE 2 Bit 0–7 : 1: fixed (backup) 50. MODEL NAME Request Function The external control equipment inquires the product code of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data 60H 17H The plasma monitor returns the following ACK: DATA00 : 1st character of the product code...
  • Page 59: Table Of Signals Supported

    Table of Signals Supported Supported resolution • When the screen mode is NORMAL, each signal is converted to a 640 dots 480 lines signal (42Wide VGA) or 768 dots 768 lines signal (42XGA). (Except for * • When the screen mode is FULL, each signal is converted to a 853 dots 480 lines signal (42Wide VGA) or 1024 dots 768 lines signal (42XGA).
  • Page 60 • This monitor has a resolution of 853 dots 480 lines or 1024 dots 768 lines. It is recommended that the input signal be VGA, wide VGA or equivalent for 42Wide VGA, XGA or equivalent for 42XGA.
  • Page 61: Troubleshooting

    *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 62: Specifications

    Specifications 42Wide VGA Screen Size 36.3"(H) 20.4"(V) inches 921(H) 518(V) mm diagonal 42" 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 256 levels, 16,770,000 colors Signals Synchronization Range Horizontal : 15.5 to 93.8 kHz (automatic : step scan) Vertical : 50.0 to 120 Hz (automatic : step scan)
  • Page 63 42XGA Screen Size 36.1"(H) 20.4"(V) inches 918(H) 518(V) mm diagonal 42" Aspect Ratio 16 : 9 Resolution 1024(H) 768(V) pixels Pixel Pitch 0.04"(H) 0.04"(V) inches 0.897(H) 0.675(V) mm Color Reproduction 256 levels, 16,770,000 colors Signals Synchronization Range Horizontal : 15.5 to 93.8 kHz (automatic : step scan) Vertical : 50.0 to 120.0 Hz (automatic : step scan)
  • Page 64: Limited Warranty

    1. Any product which is not distributed in the U.S.A., Canada or Mexico by NEC Solutions or which is not purchased in the U.S.A., Canada or Mexico from an authorized NEC Solutions dealer. 2. Any product of which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
  • Page 65 NEC Solutions, Inc. 1250 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 500 Printed on recycled paper Itasca, Illinois 60143-1248 Printed in Japan 7S800343...
  • Page 66 PlasmaSync 42 MP3 (42Wide VGA) PX-42VM3G PlasmaSync 42 MP4 (42XGA) PX-42XM1G PlasmaSync Plasma Monitor User's Manual Bedienungshandbuch Manuel de l'utilisateur Manual del Usuario Manuale d'uso Bruksanvisning...
  • Page 67 User’s Manual Bedienungshandbuch Manuel de l’utilisateur Manual del Usuario Manuale d’uso Bruksanvisning...
  • Page 68 If you install the unit in an enclosure, make sure there is adequate space at the top of the unit to allow hot air to rise and escape. If the monitor becomes too hot, the overheat protector will be activated and the monitor will be turned off.
  • Page 69 * Change the position of the menu display from time to time. * Always power down the monitor when you are finished using it. If the plasma monitor is in long term use or continuous operation take the following measures to reduce the likelihood of phosphor burn: * Lower the Brightness and Contrast levels as much as possible without impairing image readability.
  • Page 70 Contents How to Attach Options to the Plasma Monitor .. E-1 Introduction ... E-2 Introduction to the Plasma Monitor ... E-2 The features you’ll enjoy include: ... E-2 Contents of the Package ... E-2 Options ... E-2 Part Names and Function ... E-3 Front View ...
  • Page 71: How To Attach Options To The Plasma Monitor

    * As it is laid down with the screen face down (See Drawing B). Lay the protective sheet, which was wrapped around the monitor when it was packaged, beneath the screen surface so as not to scratch the screen face.
  • Page 72: Introduction

    Introduction Introduction to the Plasma Monitor This plasma monitor is a seamless blend of cutting-edge visual technology and sophisticated design. At 42-inches, with a 16:9 aspect ratio, the plasma monitor certainly makes a big impression. However, at a mere 89 mm/3.5 inches thin, the monitor’s sleek techno-art lines blend in...
  • Page 73: Part Names And Function

    /EXIT VOLUME PROCEED 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 ... Lights green. When the power is in the standby mode ... Lights red.
  • Page 74: Rear View/ Terminal Board

    Rear View/ Terminal Board AC IN AC IN RIGHT LEFT A AC IN Connect the included power cord here. B EXT SPEAKER L and R Connect speakers here. Maintain the correct polarity. C RGB3 (DVI 29pin) Inputs a digital RGB signal (TMDS). D VIDEO1, 2 Connect VCR’s, DVD’s or Laser Discs, etc.
  • Page 75: Remote Control

    RGB/PC2 COMP. or VIDEO or SCART: RGB/PC can also be selected using the INPUT SELECT button on the monitor. e DVD / HD Press this button to select DVD/HD as the source. The available sources depend on the setting of “BNC SELECT”.
  • Page 76: Battery Installation And Replacement

    !1 MUTE Mutes the sound. !2 WIDE The type of broadcast is detected automatically, and the recommended wide screen is set. !3 DISPLAY Displays the source settings on the screen. !4 OFF TIMER Activates the off timer for the unit. !5 Remote control signal transmitter Transmits the remote control signals.
  • Page 77: Using The Wired Remote Control Mode

    To Remote Jack Operating Range * Use the remote control within a distance of about 7 m/ 23ft. from the front of the monitor’s remote control sensor and at horizontal and vertical angles of up to approximately 30°. * The remote control operation may not function if the monitor’s remote control sensor is exposed to direct...
  • Page 78: Installation

    RGB 3 ( D i g i t a l RGB ) Note: This plasma monitor has the capasity to display images when connected to European DVD players with a SCART output signal, which is RGB with composite sync. Your dealer can supply a special SCART cable, which will enable you to use the RGB with composite sync signal.
  • Page 79: Connecting Your Pc Or Macintosh Computer

    5. Turn on the plasma monitor and the computer. 6. If the plasma monitor goes blank after a period of inactivity, it may be caused by a screen saver installed on the computer you’ve connected to the plasma monitor.
  • Page 80: Attachable Speaker Connections

    Attachable Speaker Connections Attachable speakers (option) may be connected to the plasma monitor to reproduce sound from VIDEO, DVD or RGB signal sources. Attachable speakers may be connected directly to the SPEAKERS terminals or indirectly by connecting a stereo system amplifier to the audio outputs.
  • Page 81: 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 Configuration and Signal of the RGB 3 IN Connector (DVI Connector) The unit is equipped with a type of connector commonly used for both analog and digital. (Functionally, this cannot be used for an analog input.) (TMDS can be used for one link only.)
  • Page 82: Basic Operations

    1. Plug the power cord into an active AC power outlet. 2. Press the POWER ON button (on the remote control) to turn on the unit. The monitor’s POWER/STANDBY indicator will light up (green) when the unit is on. 3. Press the POWER OFF button (on the remote control or the unit) to turn off the unit.
  • Page 83: Off Timer

    Note: After the power is turned off with the off timer ... A slight current is still supplied to the monitor. When you are leaving the room or do not plan to use the system for a long period of time, turn off the power of the monitor.
  • Page 84: Wide Operations

    WIDE Operations Watching with a wide screen With this function, you can select one of four screen sizes. When watching 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 85: Watching Computer Images With A Wide Screen

    Information Supported resolution See page E-53 for details on the display output of the various VESA signal standards supported by the monitor. When 852 (848) dot 480 line wide VGA* signals with a vertical frequency of 60 Hz and horizontal frequency of 31.7 (31.0) kHz are in- Select an appropriate setting for RGB SELECT mode referring to the“Table of Signals Supported”...
  • Page 86: Menu Operations

    (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. M A I N M E N U PICTURE SOUND...
  • Page 87 OSM ADJ. Adjusts the vertical and horizontal positions of the menu display. POWER MGT Sets the monitor for use as an energy-saving display when used with a OFF computer. GRAY LEVEL In case of 4 : 3, sets the luminance of both sides.
  • Page 88: 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 PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1. Use the buttons to select “PICTURE”, then press the PROCEED button.
  • Page 89: Setting The Picture Mode According To The Brightness Of The Room

    Setting the picture mode according to the brightness of the room There are four picture modes that can be used effectively according to the environment in which you are viewing the display. Example: Setting the “THEATER” mode Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...
  • Page 90: Setting The Color Temperature

    Setting the color temperature Use this procedure to set color tone produced by the plasma display. Example: Setting “1” Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1. Use the buttons to select “PICTURE”, then press the PROCEED button.
  • Page 91: Adjusting The Color To The Desired Quality

    Adjusting the color to the desired quality Use this procedure to adjust the white balance for bright pictures and dark pictures to achieve the desired color quality. Example: Adjusting the “WHITE BALANCE” Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...
  • Page 92: 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 PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...
  • Page 93: Sound Settings Menu

    Sound Settings Menu Adjusting the treble, bass and left/right balance The treble, bass and left/right balance can be adjusted to suit your tastes. Example: Adjusting the bass Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.
  • Page 94: Screen Settings Menu

    Screen Settings Menu Adjusting the Position, Size, Fine Picture, Picture Adj The position of the image can be adjusted and flickering of the image can be corrected. Example: Adjusting the vertical position in the normal mode Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...
  • Page 95: Picture Adj

    Auto Picture. Function Settings Menu Setting the on-screen menu When using the monitor for presentations, etc., the monitor can be set so that the input source, screen mode, etc., do not appear. Example: Turning the on-screen menu mode off Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...
  • Page 96: Adjusting The Position Of The Menu Display

    Adjusting the position of the menu display Use these operations to adjust the position of the menus that appear on the screen. Example: Adjusting the position of the menu display Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.
  • Page 97: Setting The Power Management

    This function can be used when using the monitor with a computer conforming to the VESA DPMS format. * If the computer’s power is not turned on or if the computer and selector tuner are not properly connected, the system is set to the off state.
  • Page 98: Power/Standby Indicator

    POWER/STANDBY indicator Power management POWER/STANDBY Power management mode indicator operating status Green Not activated. Standby Orange Activated. Suspend Activated. Activated. Description Horizontal and vertical synchronizing signals are present from the computer. No horizontal synchronizing signals are sent from the computer. No vertical synchronizing signals are sent from the computer.
  • Page 99: Setting The Gray Level For The Sides Of The Screen

    Setting the gray level for the sides of the screen Use this procedure to set the gray level for the parts on the screen on which nothing is displayed when the screen is set to the 4:3 size. Example: Adjusting the “GRAY LEVEL” Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then...
  • Page 100: Setting Rgb3 Adj

    Setting RGB3 ADJ. When the picture input from the RGB3 input terminal is distorted, select the most appropriate setting from among “1”, “2”, and “3”. Example: Setting “2” Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.
  • Page 101: Setting The Time For "Inverse

    5. Once the setting is completed... Press the EXIT button to return to the FUNCTION menu. To exit the main menu, press the EXIT button twice. Information AUTO ... The brightness of the screen is adjusted automatically to suit the picture quality.
  • Page 102: Setting The Time For "Screen Wiper

    The 2nd line of the “WORKING TIME”: The 1st line of the “WAITING TIME”: The 2nd line of the “WAITING TIME”: 6. Once the setting is completed... Press the EXIT button several times to return to the main menu. To delete the main menu, press the EXIT button once more.
  • Page 103: Resetting To The Default Values

    The 2nd line of the “WORKING TIME”: The 1st line of the “WAITING TIME”: The 2nd line of the “WAITING TIME”: “SPEED”: 6. Once the setting is completed... Press the EXIT button several times to return to the main menu. To delete the main menu, press the EXIT button once more.
  • Page 104: Options Settings Menu

    Options Settings Menu Setting the allocation of the audio connectors Setting the AUDIO 1, 2, and 3 connectors to the desired input. Example: Setting “AUDIO 1” to “VIDEO 2” Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.
  • Page 105: Setting The Bnc Connectors

    Setting the BNC connectors Select whether to set the input of the 5 BNC connectors to RGB, component, video or SCART. Example: Set the BNC SELECT mode to “COMP.” Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.
  • Page 106: 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 E-53.
  • Page 107: Information Menu

    Information Menu Checking the frequencies, polarities of input signals, and resolution Use this function to check the frequencies and polarities of the signals currently being input from a computer, etc. Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.
  • Page 108: Setting The Video Signal Format

    Setting the video signal format Use these operations to set the color systems of composite video signals or Y/C input signals. Example: Setting the color system to “3.58 NTSC” Press the PROCEED button on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU on the screen, then... 1.
  • Page 109: External Control

    Connections Connections are made as described below. External equipment plasma monitor e.g., Personal computer 1) Connector on the plasma monitor side: EXTERNAL CONTROL connector. Type of connector: D-Sub 9-pin male Pin Name No Connection RXD (Receive data)
  • Page 110: Communication Format

    Unit ID 1 and unit ID 2 are numbers used to identify the equipment that is to be connected. 60H is used for the plasma monitor and 80H is used for external control equipment such as a personal computer. 1) Unit ID 1: Indicates the equipment sending the signal...
  • Page 111: Command Reference List

    Function The external control equipment switches on the power of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data The plasma monitor returns the following ACK when the power is switched on. NOTE: Do not set the Power ON or Power OFF command continuously.
  • Page 112 DATA00: USER SOUND Gain Flag DATA01: VOLUME Gain Flag 05. AUDIO Mute On Function The external control equipment switches on AUDIO Mute of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data 06. AUDIO Mute Off Function The external control equipment switches off AUDIO Mute of the plasma monitor.
  • Page 113 DATA00 DATA01 CKS DATA00: USER PICTURE Gain Flag DATA01: TINT Gain Flag 12. PICTURE MODE Select Function The external control equipment sets the picture mode of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data DFH 80H 0AH 01H DATA00 CKS DATA00: 01H: MEMORY...
  • Page 114 DATA00: USER PICTURE Gain Flag DATA01: BLUE Gain Flag 17. NR MODE Set Function The external control equipment sets the NR (Noise Reduction) mode of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data DFH 80H C0H 01H DATA00: 01H: NR OFF 02H: NR-1...
  • Page 115 DATA00 DATA01 CKS DATA00: USER PICTURE Gain Flag DATA01: BALANCE Gain Flag 21. SCREEN MODE Select Function The external control equipment switches the screen mode of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data DFH 80H DATA00 CKS DATA00: 02H: STADIUM 03H: ZOOM...
  • Page 116 Remote control operation Personal computer control operation 28. CLOCK Gain Data Function The external control equipment changes the CLOCK gain data (ratio of frequency division) of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data DFH 80H DATA00: USER PICTURE Gain Flag DATA01: CLOCK Gain Flag...
  • Page 117 DATA00 DATA01 CKS DATA00: POWER MGT Select DATA01: 01H: ON 02H: OFF 32. GRAY LEVEL Set Function The external control equipment sets the GRAY LEVEL of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data DFH 80H C6H 01H DATA00 CKS DATA00: GRAY LEVEL...
  • Page 118 3 minutes. Example: 03H=9 minutes 1EH=1 hour and 30 minutes 37. SCREEN WIPER Set Function The external control equipment sets the SCREEN WIPER of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data 60H C8H 04H DATA00 to DATA00 : SCREEN WIPER...
  • Page 119 40. BNC SELECT Function The external control equipment sets the BNC SELECT of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data DFH 80H 8CH 01H DATA00 CKS DATA00 : BNC SELECT 01H: RGB 02H: Component 03H: Video 04H: SCART The plasma monitor returns the following ACK when setting the BNC SELECT:...
  • Page 120 45. FREQUENCY Request Function The external control equipment inquires the Horizontal frequency, Vertical frequency, Horizontal sync polarity, Vertical sync polarity, Mode, and Resolution of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data 0BH DATA00 to Horizontal frequency DATA00: Integer part 00H: 0 (No signal: 00H)
  • Page 121 47. VIDEO ADJ Request Function The display returns the video adjustments information by the external control equipment’ s request. Transmission Data 0CH DATA00 to DATA11 DATA00: RED Gain(Bias) D8H: -40 FFH: -1 00H: 0 IEH: +30 DATA01: GREEN Gain(Bias) D8H: -40 FFH: -1 00H: 0 IEH: +30...
  • Page 122 Bit 0–7 : 1: fixed (backup) DATA01:FILURE MODE 2 50. MODEL NAME Request Function The external control equipment inquires the product code of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data 60H 17H The plasma monitor returns the following ACK: DATA00 : 1st character of the product code...
  • Page 123: Table Of Signals Supported

    Table of Signals Supported Supported resolution • When the screen mode is NORMAL, each signal is converted to a 640 dots 480 lines signal(42Wide VGA) or 768 dots 768 lines signal (42XGA). (Except for * • When the screen mode is FULL, each signal is converted to a 853 dots 480 lines signal(42Wide VGA) or 1024 dots 768 lines signal (42XGA).
  • Page 124 RGB mode prepared for the input signals listed in the table above. *7 To connect the monitor to Macintosh computer, use the supplied monitor adapter (D-Sub 15-pin) to your computer's video port. If your computer has a mini D-Sub 15-pin connector, you may have to use the supplied RGB cable.
  • Page 125: Troubleshooting

    *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 126: Specifications

    Specifications 42Wide VGA Screen Size 921(H) 518(V) mm 36.3"(H) 20.4"(V) inches diagonal 42" Aspect Ratio 16 : 9 Resolution 853(H) 480(V) pixels Pixel Pitch 1.08(H) 1.08(V) mm 0.04"(H) 0.04"(V) inches Color Reproduction 256 levels, 16,770,000 colors Signals Synchronization Range Horizontal : 15.5 to 93.8 kHz (automatic : step scan) Vertical : 50.0 to 120.0 Hz (automatic : step scan)
  • Page 127 42XGA Screen Size 918(H) 518(V) mm 36.1"(H) 20.4"(V) inches diagonal 42" Aspect Ratio 16 : 9 Resolution 1024(H) 768(V) pixels Pixel Pitch 0.897(H) 0.675(V) mm 0.04"(H) 0.04"(V) inches Color Reproduction 256 levels, 16,770,000 colors Signals Synchronization Range Horizontal : 15.5 to 93.8 kHz (automatic : step scan) Vertical : 50.0 to 120.0 Hz (automatic : step scan)