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VG278 Series
LCD Monitor

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    VG278 Series LCD Monitor User Guide...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Notices

    Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. • Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. ® As an Energy Star Partner, our company has determined ® that this product meets the Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency. Canadian Department of Communications Statement This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
  • Page 4: Safety Information

    Safety information • Before setting up the monitor, carefully read all the documentation that came with the package. • To prevent fire or shock hazard, never expose the monitor to rain or moisture. • Never try to open the monitor cabinet. The dangerous high voltages inside the monitor may result in serious physical injury. • If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. • Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately. • Slots and openings on the back or top of the cabinet are provided for ventilation. Do not block these slots. Never place this product near or over a radiator or heat source unless proper ventilation is provided. • The monitor should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your dealer or local power company. • Use the appropriate power plug which complies with your local power standard. • Do not overload power strips and extension cords. Overloading can result in fire or electric shock. • Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the monitor in any area where it may become wet. Place the monitor on a stable surface. • Unplug the unit during a lightning storm or if it will not be used for a long period of time. This will protect the monitor from damage due to power surges. • Never push objects or spill liquid of any kind into the slots on the monitor cabinet.
  • Page 5: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning • Before you lift or reposition your monitor, it is better to disconnect the cables and power cord. Follow the correct lifting techniques when positioning the monitor. When lifting or carrying the monitor, grasp the edges of the monitor. Do not lift the display by the stand or the cord. • Cleaning. Turn your monitor off and unplug the power cord. Clean the monitor surface with a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed with a cloth dampened with mild cleaner. • Avoid using a cleaner containing alcohol or acetone. Use a cleaner intended for use with the LCD. Never spray cleaner directly on the screen, as it may drip inside the monitor and cause an electric shock. The following symptoms are normal with the monitor: • The screen may flicker during the initial use due to the nature of the fluorescent light. Turn off the Power Switch and turn it on again to make sure that the flicker disappears. • You may find slightly uneven brightness on the screen depending on the desktop pattern you use. • When the same image is displayed for hours, an afterimage of the previous screen may remain after switching the image. The screen will recover slowly or you can turn off the Power Switch for hours. • When the screen becomes black or flashes, or cannot work anymore, contact your dealer or service center to fix it. Do not repair the screen by yourself! Conventions used in this guide WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task.
  • Page 6 Where to find more information Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. ASUS websites The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to http://www.asus.com Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard package.
  • Page 7: Welcome

    Welcome! ® Thank you for purchasing the ASUS LCD monitor! The latest widescreen LCD monitor from ASUS provides a crisper, broader, and brighter display, plus a host of features that enhance your viewing experience. With these features, you can enjoy the convenience and delightful visual experience that the monitor brings you! Package contents Check your package for the following items: LCD Monitor Power Cord VGA Cable DVI (Dual-Link) Cable 3.5mm Audio Cable Support CD Quick Start Guide Warranty Card If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately. ASUS VG278HE Series LCD Monitor...
  • Page 8: Monitor Introduction

    Monitor introduction 1.3.1 Front view Button: • Press this hotkey to switch from six video preset modes (Scenery Mode, Standard Mode, Theater Mode, Game Mode, Night View Mode, and sRGB ) with SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology. • Exits the OSD menu or goes back to the previous menu when the OSD menu is active. The Splendid, Contrast and Brightness adjustment functions will be temporarily disabled while 3D function is activated. Button: • Press this button to automatically adjust the image to its optimized position, clock, and phase (for VGA mode only). Button: • Press this button to decrease the value of the function selected or move to the next functions. • Volume hotkey Chapter 1: Product Introduction...
  • Page 9 Button: • Press this button to enter/select the icon (function) highlighted while the OSD menu is activated. • Exits the hotkey OSD menu. Button: • Press this button to increase the value of the function selected or move to the previous function. • Brightness hotkey Input Select Button: • Press this button to select input source. Power Button/Power Indicator: • Press this button to turn the monitor on/off. • The color definition of the power indicator is shown below. Status Description Blue Amber Standby mode ASUS VG278HE Series LCD Monitor...
  • Page 10: Back View

    1.3.2 Back view Rear connectors Kensington lock slot. AC-IN port: This port connects the power cord. VGA port: This 15-pin port is for PC VGA connection. DVI port: This 24-pin port is for PC (Personal Computer) DVI-D digital signal connection. Only DVI port supports 3D feature given NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit is available HDMI-IN port: This port is for connection with an HDMI compatible device. PC Audio-In Jack: This 3.5mm stereo jack is for PC audio connection. Earphone-Out Jack: This 3.5mm stereo jack is for earphone audio connection. Chapter 1: Product Introduction...
  • Page 11: Assembling The Monitor Base

    Assembling the monitor base To assemble the monitor base: Attach the base to the arm. Fix with the screws to joint the base with the arm. You can easily tighten the screws by fingers. Remove the height adjustment lock from the arm. The height adjustment lock should NEVER be removed BEFORE you place the monitor VERTICALLY on a flat and clean table. ASUS VG278HE Series LCD Monitor...
  • Page 12: Adjusting The Monitor

    Adjusting the monitor • For optimal viewing, we recommend that you look at the full face of the monitor, then adjust the monitor to the angle that is most comfortable for you. • Hold the base to prevent the monitor from falling when you change its angle. • You can tilt the monitor’s from -5˚ to +15˚, swivel from left-to-right for 150˚, and lift the monitor’s height for about 100mm. -5° ~ +15° 150° 150° 0° 100mm It is normal that the monitor slightly shakes while you adjust the viewing angle. Chapter 2: Setup...
  • Page 13: Detaching The Arm (For Vesa Wall Mount)

    Detaching the arm (for VESA wall mount) The detachable arm of this monitor is specially designed for VESA wall mount. To detach the arm: Disconnect power and signal cables. Lower the monitor to its lowest height, and then insert the height adjustment lock. Carefully put the front of the monitor face down on a flat and clean table. Use a screwdriver to remove the four screwdrivers on the arm, and then detach the arm from the monitor. • We recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to prevent damage to the monitor. • Hold the stand while removing the screws. • The VESA wall mount kit ( 100 x 100 mm) is purchased separately. • Use only the UL Listed Wall Mount Bracket with minimum weight/load 32.4kg (Screw size: M4 x 10 mm). ASUS VG278HE Series LCD Monitor...
  • Page 14: Osd (On-Screen Display) Menu

    OSD (On-Screen Display) menu 3.1.1 How to configure VG278 Splendid Scenery Mode Color Standard Mode Image Theater Mode Input Select Game Mode System Setup Night View Mode sRGB Move Menu Exit Press [ ] button to activate the OSD menu. Press [ ] or [ ] button to navigate through the functions. Highlight and activate the desired function by pressing [ button. If there is a sub-menu in the function selected, press [ or [ ] button again to navigate through the sub-menu functions. Highlight and activate the desired sub-menu function by pressing ] button. Press [ ] or [ ] button to change the settings of the selected...
  • Page 15: Osd Function Introduction

    System Setup Night View Mode sRGB Move Menu Exit • Scenery Mode: The best choice for scenery photo display with SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement. • Standard Mode: The best choice for document editing with SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement. • Theater Mode: The best choice for movie with SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement. • Game Mode: The best choice for game playing with SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement. • Night View Mode: The best choice dark-scene game or movie with SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement. • sRGB Mode: Compatible with sRGB color space. sRGB mode is the best choice for document editing. • In the Standard Mode, the Saturation and ASCR functions are not user- configurable. • In the other modes, the sRGB function is not user-configurable. ASUS VG278HE Series LCD Monitor...
  • Page 16 Color Set a desired color setting from this menu. VG278 Splendid Brightness Color Contrast Image Saturation Input Select Color Temp. User Mode System Setup Skin Tone Natural Smart View NVIDIA Lightboost Move Menu Exit • Brightness: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. The button is a hotkey to activate this function. • Contrast: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. • Saturation: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. •...
  • Page 17: Input Select

    ASCR: Turn on or off the ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) function. (Only available at Scenery Mode, Theater Mode, Game Mode, and Night View Mode.) • Position: Adjust the horizontal position (H-Position) and the vertical position (V-Position) of the image. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. (Only available for VGA input.) • Focus: Reduce Horizontal-line noise and Vertical-line noise of the image by adjusting (Phase) and (Clock) separately. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. (Only available for VGA input.) • Phase adjusts the phase of the pixel clock signal. With a wrong phase adjustment, the screen shows horizontal disturbances. • Clock (pixel frequency) controls the number of pixels scanned by one horizontal sweep. If the frequency is not correct, the screen shows vertical stripes and the image is not proportional. Input Select Select the input source from “VGA”, “DVI”, or “HDMI”. VG278 Splendid Color Image HDMI Input Select System Setup Move Menu Exit Only the VGA and DVI input supports the “Auto scan” function. ASUS VG278HE Series LCD Monitor...
  • Page 18: System Setup

    System Setup Adjust the system configuration. VG278 Splendid Splendid Demo Mode Color Volume Image ECO Mode Input Select OSD Setup System Setup Language English Information All Reset Move Menu Exit • Splendid Demo Mode: Splits the screen into two for Splendid modes comparison. (Only available at Scenery Mode, Theater Mode, Game Mode, and Night View Mode.) • Volume: Adjusts the speaker and earphone output volume level. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. • ECO Mode: Activate the ecology mode for power saving. (Some gray levels may not be distinguished if ECO is ON. Its brightness is lower than that when setting the Contrast Ratio to 100.)
  • Page 19: Specifications

    72% (sRGB) True Resolution 1920 x 1080 (up to 144Hz) Full HD 1080P Pixel Pitch 0.311 mm Brightness (Typ.) 300 cd/m Contrast Ratio (Typ.) 1000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) 50,000,000:1 (with ASCR on) Viewing Angle (H/V) CR≧10 170°(H) /160°(V) Display Colors 16.7 M Response Time 2 ms (Gray to gray) Trace Free Technology SPLENDID™ Video Enhancement SPLENDID™...
  • Page 20 VESA Wall Mounting 100 x 100 mm Kensington Lock AC Input Voltage AC: 100 ~ 240V Power Consumption Power On: < 50 W (Max.) Energy Star: < 37.25 W Standby: < 1 W (Typ.) Power Off: < 1 W Temperature (Operating) 0˚C ~ +35˚C Temperature (Non-operating) -20˚C ~ +60˚C Dimension (W x H x D) 643 x 438 x 250 mm (machine) 711 x 227 x 540 mm (package) Weight (Esti.) 8.1kg (Net); 11.6kg (Gross) ® Regulation approvals Energy Star , ErP, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, J-MOSS, PSB, RoHS, WEEE, Windows 7 WHQL *Specifications subject to change without notice.
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting (Faq)

    • Inspect the signal cable and make sure none of the pins are bent. • Connect the computer with another available monitor to check if the computer is properly working. Screen image is too light or dark • Adjust the Contrast and Brightness settings via OSD. Screen image bounces or a wave • Make sure the signal cable is properly connected to pattern is present in the image the monitor and the computer. • Move away electrical devices that may cause electrical interference. Screen image has color defects • Inspect the signal cable and make sure that none of (white does not look white) the pins are bent. • Perform All Reset via OSD. • Adjust the R/G/B color settings or select the Color Temperature via OSD. No sound or sound is low • Ensure that the audio cable is properly connected to the monitor and the computer. • Adjust the volume settings of both your monitor and computer. • Ensure that the computer sound card driver is properly installed and activated. ASUS VG278HE Series LCD Monitor...
  • Page 22: Supported Timing List

    Supported Timing List Resolution Refresh Rate Horizontal 640x480 60Hz 31.469KHz 640x480 67Hz 35KHz 640x480 75Hz 37.5KHz 720x400 70Hz 31.469KHz 720x400 85Hz 37.927KHz 800x600 56Hz 35.156KHz 800x600 60Hz 37.879KHz 800x600 72Hz 48.077KHz 800x600 75Hz 46.875KHz 832x624 75Hz 49.725KHz 848x480 60Hz 31.02KHz 1024x768 60Hz 48.363KHz...
  • Page 23 120Hz 137.2KHz(2D/3D) 640x480P (HDMI) 59.94/60Hz 31.469KHz / 31.5KHz 720x480P (HDMI) 59.94/60Hz 31.469KHz / 31.5KHz 720x576P (HDMI) 50Hz 31.25KHz 1280x720P (HDMI) 50Hz 37.5KHz 1280x720P (HDMI) 59.94/60Hz 44.955KHz / 45KHz 1440x480P (HDMI) 59.94/60Hz 31.469KHz / 31.5KHz 1440x576P (HDMI) 50Hz 31.25KHz 1920x1080i (HDMI) 50Hz 28.125KHz 1920x1080i (HDMI) 59.94/60Hz 33.716KHz / 33.75KHz 1920x1080P (HDMI) 50Hz 56.25KHz 1920x1080P (HDMI) 59.94/60Hz 67.433 KHz / 67.5KHz Note: you must select one of the “*” timing for enabling 3D or 144Hz feature with a compatible NVIDIA-GPU graphic card via Dual-link DVI cable connection. ASUS VG278HE Series LCD Monitor 3-10...
  • Page 24 3-11 Chapter 3: OSD (On-Screen Display) Menu...

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