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PlasmaSync 42MP3
PlasmaSync Plasma Monitor
User's Manual
Bedienungshandbuch
Manuel de l'utilisateur
Manual del Usuario
Manuale d'uso
Bruksanvisning

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  • Page 1 PlasmaSync 42MP3 PlasmaSync Plasma Monitor User's Manual Bedienungshandbuch Manuel de l'utilisateur Manual del Usuario Manuale d'uso Bruksanvisning...
  • Page 3 User’s Manual Bedienungshandbuch Manuel de l’utilisateur Manual del Usuario Manuale d’uso Bruksanvisning...
  • Page 4: Important Information

    7. Do not attempt to service or repair the unit. NEC is not may be required to take adequate measures. liable for any bodily harm or damage caused if unqualified persons attempt service or open the back cover.
  • Page 5 To protect supplied), and both ends of the power cable (supplied). your investment in this NEC plasma monitor, please adhere Close the lid tightly until the clamps click. to the following guidelines and recommendations for...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents How to Attach Options to the Plasma Monitor .. E-1 OSM Controls ..........E-16 Menu Operations ..........E-16 Introduction ........... E-2 Picture Settings Menu ..........E-18 Introduction to the PlasmaSync 42MP3 Adjusting the picture ..........E-18 Plasma Monitor ............. E-2 Setting the picture mode according to the The features you’ll enjoy include: ......
  • Page 7: How To Attach Options To The Plasma Monitor

    (Wall mount unit, Stand, etc.) * See page E-2. • For correct installation and mounting it is strongly recommended to use a trained, authorized NEC dealer. Failure to follow correct mounting procedures could result in damage to the Drawing B equipment or injury to the installer.
  • Page 8: Introduction

    Power cord only 61.8 lbs/ 28.5 kg, it actually can be hung almost anywhere. NEC has made sure that a host of multimedia RGB cable (Mini D-Sub 15-pin to Mini D-Sub 15- resources can be easily connected and displayed as pin connector) brilliantly as intended on the PlasmaSync monitor.
  • Page 9: Part Names And Function

    Part Names and Function Front View VOLUME INPUT SELECT POWER/STANDBY PROCEED DOWN LEFT/- RIGHT/+ /EXIT POWER/STANDBY VOLUME INPUT SELECT LEFT/ - RIGHT/ + PROCEED DOWN /EXIT q Power t LEFT/– and RIGHT/+ Turns the monitor’s power on and off. Enlarges or reduces the image. Functions as the CURSOR ( ) buttons in the On-Screen Menu w Remote sensor window...
  • Page 10: Rear View/ Terminal Board

    Rear View/ Terminal Board VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 L ( MONO ) VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 L ( MONO ) L ( MONO ) RGB 1 L ( MONO ) R / C G / Y / VIDEO 3 B / C L ( MONO ) RGB 1 CONTROL...
  • Page 11: Remote Control

    Remote Control w RGB/PC Press this button to select RGB/PC as the source. The available sources depend on the setting of “BNC SELECT”. → RGB/PC1 → RGB/PC2 → RGB/PC3 RGB: → RGB/PC1 → RGB/PC3 COMP. or VIDEO or SCART: RGB/PC can also be selected using the INPUT SELECT button on the monitor.
  • Page 12: Battery Installation And Replacement

    !1 MUTE Battery Installation and Replacement Mutes the sound. Insert the 2 “AAA” batteries, making sure to set them in with the proper polarity. !2 WIDE The type of broadcast is detected automatically, and 1.Press and open the cover. the recommended wide screen is set. !3 DISPLAY Displays the source settings on the screen.
  • Page 13: Using The Wired Remote Control Mode

    Using the wired remote control mode Operating Range Connect the supplied remote cable to the remote control’s * Use the remote control within a distance of about 7 m/ remote jack and the “REMOTE CONTROL” terminal on 23ft. from the front of the monitor’s remote control sensor the monitor.
  • Page 14: Installation

    SCART output signal, which is RGB with composite sync. NEC can supply a special SCART cable, which will enable you to use the RGB with composite sync signal. To obtain the special cable as well as for further information, please contact NEC help desk 0181 752 3535.
  • Page 15: Connecting Your Pc Or Macintosh Computer

    Connecting Your PC or Macintosh Connecting Your Document Camera Computer You can connect your plasma monitor to a document camera. To do so, simply: Connecting your PC or Macintosh computer to your plasma monitor will enable you to display your computer’s screen 1.
  • Page 16: Attachable Speaker Connections

    Attachable Speaker Connections VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 L ( MONO ) L ( MONO ) RGB 1 R / C G / Y / VIDEO 3 RIGHT LEFT B / C L ( MONO ) CONTROL LOCK /OFF RGB 3 ( D i g i t a l RGB ) REMOTE CONTROL...
  • Page 17: Pin Assignments And Signal Levels For 15 Pin Rgb (Analog

    Pin Assignments and Signal Levels for 15 pin RGB (Analog) Pin No. Signal (Analog) 10 9 Green or sync-on-green 15 14 13 12 11 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 18: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations POWER DIGITAL ZOOM To turn the unit ON and OFF: Digital zoom specifies the picture position and enlarges the picture. 1. Plug the power cord into an active AC power outlet. 1. Press the POINTER button to display the pointer. ( 2.
  • Page 19: Off Timer 30

    OFF TIMER To cancel the off timer: To set the off timer: 1. Press the OFF TIMER button twice in a row. The off timer can be set to turn the power off after 30, 60, 2. The off timer is canceled. 90 or 120 minutes.
  • Page 20: Wide Operations

    WIDE Operations Watching with a wide screen STADIUM size screen (manual) 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.
  • Page 21: Watching Computer Images With A Wide Screen

    Watching computer images with a Information wide screen Supported resolution Switch to the wide screen mode to expand the 4 : 3 image See page E-53 for details on the display output of the to fill the entire screen. various VESA signal standards supported by the 1.
  • Page 22: Menu Operations

    Controls (On Screen Menu) Menu Operations 5. The change is stored until you adjust it again. 6. Repeat steps 2 – 5 to adjust an additional item, or press The OSM window is displayed with respect to the the EXIT button on the remote control to return to the screen as shown on the diagram.
  • Page 23 Main menu Sub menu Functions Default Reset PICTURE CONTRAST Adjusts the contrast. Center BRIGHTNESS Adjusts the brightness. Center SHARPNESS Adjusts the sharpness. Center/1 COLOR Adjusts the color. Center TINT Adjusts the tint. Center PICTURE MODE Sets the picture mode according to the VIDEO environment and MEMORY image software.
  • Page 24: Picture Settings Menu

    Picture Settings Menu 4. Once the adjustment is completed ... Press the EXIT button to return to the main menu. Adjusting the picture To delete the main menu, press the EXIT button once The contrast, brightness, sharpness, color and tint can be more.
  • Page 25: Setting The Picture Mode According To The Brightness Of The Room

    Setting the picture mode according to the 4. Once the adjustment is completed ... brightness of the room Press the EXIT button to return to the main menu. To There are four picture modes that can be used effectively delete the main menu, press the EXIT button once more. according to the environment in which you are viewing the display.
  • Page 26: Setting The Color Temperature

    Setting the color temperature 4. Once the setting is completed... Use this procedure to set color tone produced by the plasma Press the EXIT button to return to the main menu. display. To delete the main menu, press the EXIT button once more.
  • Page 27: Adjusting The Color To The Desired Quality

    Adjusting the color to the desired quality 4. Press the PROCEED button. Use this procedure to adjust the white balance for bright The “WHITE BALANCE” screen appears. pictures and dark pictures to achieve the desired color 5. Use the L and M buttons to select “RED-GAIN”. quality.
  • Page 28: Reducing Noise In The Picture

    Reducing noise in the picture 4. Once the setting is completed ... Use these settings if the picture has noise due to poor Press the EXIT button to return to the main menu. reception or when playing video tapes on which the picture To delete the main menu, press the EXIT button once quality is poor.
  • Page 29: Sound Settings Menu

    Sound Settings Menu To continue adjusting the sound ... Repeat from step 2. Adjusting the treble, bass and left/right 4. Once the adjustment is completed ... balance Press the EXIT button to return to the main menu. To The treble, bass and left/right balance can be adjusted to delete the main menu, press the EXIT button once more.
  • Page 30: Screen Settings Menu

    Screen Settings Menu 3. Adjust using the buttons. 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 V–POSITION...
  • Page 31: Picture Adj

    Function Settings Menu Information Setting the on-screen menu Adjusting the Auto Picture When using the monitor for presentations, etc., the monitor ON ....The Picture ADJ and Fine Picture can be set so that the input source, screen mode, etc., do adjustments are made automatically.
  • Page 32: Adjusting The Position Of The Menu Display

    Adjusting the position of the menu display 3. To adjust the position... Use these operations to adjust the position of the menus Adjust using the buttons. that appear on the screen. F U N C T I O N Example: Adjusting the position of the menu display : ON OSM ADJ.
  • Page 33: Setting The Power Management

    Setting the power management for computer images Information This energy-saving (power management) function Power management function automatically reduces the monitor’s power consumption if no operation is performed for a certain amount of time. * The power management function automatically reduces the monitor’s power consumption if the computer’s Example: Turning the power management function on keyboard or mouse is not operated for a certain amount...
  • Page 34: Power/Standby Indicator

    POWER/STANDBY indicator Power management POWER/STANDBY Power management Description Turning the picture back on mode indicator operating status Horizontal and vertical synchronizing Picture already on. Green Not activated. signals are present from the computer. No horizontal synchronizing signals Operate the keyboard or mouse. The Standby Orange Activated.
  • Page 35: Setting The Gray Level For The Sides Of The Screen

    Setting the picture to suit the movie Setting the gray level for the sides of the screen Use this procedure to set the gray level for the parts on the The film image is automatically discriminated and screen on which nothing is displayed when the screen is projected in an image mode suited to the picture.
  • Page 36: Setting Rgb3 Adj

    Setting RGB3 ADJ. Reducing burn-in of the screen When the picture input from the RGB3 input terminal is The brightness of the screen, the position of the picture, distorted, select the most appropriate setting from among positive/negative mode and screen wiper are adjusted to “1”, “2”, and “3”.
  • Page 37: Setting The Time For "Inverse

    Setting the time for “INVERSE” 5. Once the setting is completed... Press the EXIT button to return to the FUNCTION Set the “INVERSE” or “WHITE” display time and the menu. “WAITING TIME”. To exit the main menu, press the EXIT button twice. Example: Setting so that the INVERSE mode starts in 30 minutes and proceeds for one and a half hours.
  • Page 38: Setting The Time For "Screen Wiper

    The 2nd line of the “WORKING TIME”: Setting the time for “SCREEN WIPER” Set the “SCREEN WIPER” operation time, “WAITING → ← 0M ↔ 3M ↔ 6M ↔ 9M ↔ ... ↔ 57M TIME”, and “SPEED”. The 1st line of the “WAITING TIME”: Example: Setting so that the SCREEN WIPER mode →...
  • Page 39: Resetting To The Default Values

    Resetting to the default values The 2nd line of the “WORKING TIME”: Use these operations to restore all the picture adjustments, → ← 0M ↔ 3M ↔ 6M ↔ 9M ↔ ... ↔ 57M audio settings, to the factory default values. The 1st line of the “WAITING TIME”: Refer to page E-17 for items to be reset.
  • Page 40: Options Settings Menu

    Options Settings Menu Information AUDIO INPUT Setting the allocation of the audio connectors A single audio input cannot be selected as the audio Setting the AUDIO 1, 2, and 3 connectors to the desired input. channel for more than one input terminal. Restoring the factory default settings Example: Setting “AUDIO 1”...
  • Page 41: Setting The Bnc Connectors

    Setting the BNC connectors Setting a computer image to the correct RGB select screen Select whether to set the input of the 5 BNC connectors to RGB, component, video or SCART. With the computer image, select the RGB Select mode for a moving image such as (video) mode, wide mode or Example: Set the BNC SELECT mode to “COMP.”...
  • Page 42: Setting High Definition Images To The Suitable Screen Size

    Setting high definition images to the suitable Information screen size RGB SELECT modes Use this procedure to set whether the number of vertical lines of the input high definition image is 1035 or 1080. One of these 6 modes must be selected in order to display the following signals correctly.
  • Page 43: Information Menu

    Information Menu Setting the language for the menus The menu display can be set to one of seven languages: Japanese, English, German, French, Swedish, Italian or Checking the frequencies, polarities of input Spanish. signals, and resolution Use this function to check the frequencies and polarities Example: Setting the menu display to “DEUTSCH”...
  • Page 44: Setting The Video Signal Format

    Setting the video signal format 4. Once the setting is completed ... Use these operations to set the video signal format. Press the EXIT button to return to the main menu. To delete the main menu, press the EXIT button once Example: Setting the video signal format to “3.58 more.
  • Page 45: External Control

    External Control Application Communication Parameters These specifications cover the communications control of (1) Communication system Asynchronous the plasma monitor by external equipment. (2) Interface RS-232C (3) Baud rate 9600 bps Connections (4) Data length 8 bits (5) Parity Connections are made as described below. (6) Stop bit 1 bit External equipment...
  • Page 46: Communication Format

    Communication Format Check Sum Example Command 1 Unit ID 1 Unit ID 2 Command 2 Data Length Data Check Sum 8 bit 8 bit 8 bit 8 bit 8 bit 8 bit 8 bit 8 bit Command 1 Total 208H Unit ID 1 Unit ID 2 2) Error Processing...
  • Page 47: Command Reference List

    Command Reference List 01. Power ON Function The external control equipment switches on the power of the plasma monitor. CMD1 CMD2 LEN Transmission Data 01. Power ON 02. Power OFF 03. Input Switch Change 04. VOLUME Gain Data The plasma monitor returns the following ACK when the power is switched on. 05.
  • Page 48: Volume Gain Data

    04. VOLUME Gain Data Function DATA00 DATA01 CKS The external control equipment changes the VOLUME gain data of the plasma DATA00: USER PICTURE Gain Flag monitor. DATA01: CONTRAST Gain Flag Transmission Data DFH 80H DATA00 DATA01 DATA02 CKS 08. BRIGHT Gain Data Function DATA00: USER SOUND Gain Flag The external control equipment changes the BRIGHT gain data of the plasma...
  • Page 49: Color Gain Data

    10. COLOR Gain Data 13. COLOR TEMP SELECT Function Function The external control equipment changes the COLOR gain data of the plasma The external control equipment changes the COLOR TEMP of the plasma monitor. monitor. Transmission Data Transmission Data DFH 80H DATA00 DATA01 DATA02 CKS DFH 80H DATA00 CKS...
  • Page 50: Green Gain Data

    15. GREEN Gain Data 17. NR MODE Set Function Function The external control equipment changes the GREEN Gain Data of the plasma The external control equipment sets the NR (Noise Reduction) mode of the monitor. plasma monitor. Transmission Data Transmission Data DFH 80H DATA00 to DATA03 DFH 80H...
  • Page 51: Balance Gain Data

    20. BALANCE Gain Data 23. H. POSITION Gain Data Function Function The external control equipment changes the BALANCE gain data of the plasma The external control equipment changes the H. POSITION gain data of the monitor. plasma monitor. Transmission Data Transmission Data DFH 80H DATA00 DATA01 DATA02 CKS...
  • Page 52: Auto Picture Select

    26. AUTO PICTURE Select 28. CLOCK Gain Data Function Function The external control equipment switches on or off the AUTO PICTURE of the The external control equipment changes the CLOCK gain data (ratio of frequency plasma monitor. division) of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data Transmission Data DFH 80H...
  • Page 53: Osm Adj. Gain Data

    30. OSM ADJ. Gain Data 33. CINEMA MODE Set Function Function The external control equipment sets the position of the OSM menu of the The external control equipment switches on or off the CINEMA MODE of the plasma monitor. plasma monitor. Transmission Data Transmission Data DFH 80H...
  • Page 54: Inverse Set

    36. INVERSE Set 38. RESET Function Function The external control equipment sets the INVERSE (inverse of image brightness) The external control equipment resets the user adjustment of the plasma and the WHITE of the plasma monitor. monitor. Transmission Data Transmission Data DFH 80H C7H 03H DATA00 DATA01 DATA02 CKS...
  • Page 55: Language Select

    40. BNC SELECT 43. LANGUAGE Select Function Function The external control equipment sets the BNC SELECT of the plasma monitor. The external control equipment sets the LANGUAGE SELECT of the plasma monitor. Transmission Data Transmission Data DFH 80H 8CH 01H DATA00 CKS DFH 80H 5BH 01H...
  • Page 56: Frequency Request

    45. FREQUENCY Request RESOLUTION DATA07: Dots (Low-order byte) 00H: 0 (No signal: 00H) Function The external control equipment inquires the Horizontal frequency, Vertical FFH: 256 frequency, Horizontal sync polarity, Vertical sync polarity, Mode, and Resolution DATA08: Dots (High-order byte) 00H: 257 (No signal: 00H) of the plasma monitor.
  • Page 57: Video Adj Request

    47. VIDEO ADJ Request DATA05: SHARPNESS Gain F0H: -16 Function FFH: -01 The display returns the video adjustments information by the external control 00H: 0 equipment’ s request. 01H: +01 Transmission Data 10H: +16 0CH DATA00 to DATA11 DATA06: CONTRAST Gain CCH: -52 DATA00: RED Gain(Bias) D8H: -40...
  • Page 58: Audio Select Request

    48. Audio Select Request 50. MODEL NAME Request Function Function The external control equipment inquires the current combinations of audio The external control equipment inquires the product code of the plasma monitor. and video inputs for the plasma monitor. Transmission Data Transmission Data 60H 17H The plasma monitor returns the following ACK:...
  • 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. (Except for * • When the screen mode is FULL, each signal is converted to a 853 dots 480 lines signal. (Except for * Computer input signals supported by this system Sync Polarity Presence...
  • Page 60 *1 Only when using a graphic accelerator board that is capable of displaying 852 480. *2 Display only 400 lines with the screen center of the vertical orientation located at the center. *3 The picture is displayed in the original resolution. The picture will be compressed for other signals.
  • Page 61: Troubleshooting

    60 minutes. If the problem persists, contact your NEC dealer for service. *2 In the following case, power off the monitor immediately and contact your dealer or authorized NEC Service Center. The monitor turns off 5 seconds after powering on and then the POWER/STANDBY indicator blinks. It indicates that the power supply circuit or, plasma display panel or, temperature sensor has been damaged.
  • Page 62: Specifications

    Specifications Product Name PlasmaSync 42MP3 Plasma Monitor Product Code PX- 42VM3G 1.18" 2.32" (30) Screen Size 41.3" (1048) 36.3"(H) 20.4"(V) inches (59) 921(H) 518(V) mm diagonal 42" 36.3" (921) 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...

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