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SyncMaster UD55A
LCD Display
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 SyncMaster UD55A LCD Display 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: Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions Notational Note These safety instructions must be followed to ensure your safety and prevent property damage. Make sure to read the instructions carefully and use the product in the correct manner. Warning / Caution Failure to follow directions noted by this symbol could result in bodily harm or damage to the equipment.
  • Page 3 Safety Instructions Do not touch the power plug with wet hands when removing or plug- ging the plug into the outlet. • Otherwise, this may result in electric shock. Make sure to connect the power cord to a grounded power outlet. •...
  • Page 4 Safety Instructions Ensure that at least two persons lift and move the product. • Otherwise, it may be dropped and cause personal injury, and/or dam- age the product. When installing the product in a cabinet or rack, make sure that the front end of the bottom of the product does not project out.
  • Page 5 Safety Instructions Clean When cleaning the monitor case or the surface of the TFT-LCD screen, wipe with a slightly moistened, soft cloth. Do not spray cleaner directly onto the surface of the product. • Otherwise, this may result in the discoloration and distortion of the structure and the screen surface may peel off.
  • Page 6 Safety Instructions When you drop the product or the case is broken, turn the power off and disconnect the power cord. Contact a Service Center. • Otherwise, this may result in electric shock or fire. If thunder or lightning is occurring, do not touch the power cord or antenna cable.
  • Page 7 Safety Instructions When using headphones or earphones, do not turn the volume too high. • Having the sound too loud may damage your hearing. To avoid eyestrain, do not sit too close to the product. Take a rest for at least five (5) minutes after using the monitor for one (1) hour.
  • Page 8 Safety Instructions Use only the specified standardized batteries, and do not use a new battery and a used battery at the same time. • Otherwise, the batteries may be damaged or cause fire, personal in- jury or damage due to a leakage of the internal liquid. The batteries (and rechargeable batteries) are not ordinary refuse and must be returned for recycling purposes.
  • Page 9 Safety Instructions Do not put any heavy objects on the product. • This may result in personal injury and/or damage to the product. Precautions when handling the panel Do not stand the product as shown in the image. The panel is fragile and can get damaged. Lay the product down to handle it as shown in the image.
  • Page 10: Package Contents

    Introduction Package Contents Checking the Contents of the Package Remove the lock from the package box, as shown in the figure above. Lift up the package box by Check the contents of the Remove the Styrofoam and holding the grooves on both package.
  • Page 11 Introduction Manuals Quick Setup Guide Warranty Card User Manual (Not available in all loca- tions) Cables Power Cord D-Sub Cable Others Remote Control Batteries (AAA X 2) Holder Guide(4EA) (BP59-00138B) (Not available in all loca- (For Video Wall) / tions) Screw (8EA) Holder-Ring (4EA) / Screw (1EA)
  • Page 12 Introduction Sold separately RGB to BNC Cable RGB to Component Cable Network Box HDMI to HDMI Cable Stereo Cable AV Cable Display Port Cable Note Accessories that can be purchased with the product vary by country. Your LCD Display Front Remote Control Sensor Aim the remote control towards this spot on the LCD Display.
  • Page 13 Introduction Power indicator Shows PowerSaver mode by blinking green Note See PowerSaver described in the manual for further information regarding power saving functions. For energy conservation, turn your LCD Display OFF when it is not needed or when leaving it unattended for long periods. POWER button Use this button for turning the LCD Display on and off.
  • Page 14 Introduction Attaching the function knob to the display • The function knob can be attached to any screw hole on the display. • Align the screw holes of the display and function knob. Next, fasten using the screw. Note Using a screw other than the one supplied can damage the display. Detaching the function knob Hold the area marked in the Push the areas marked.
  • Page 15 Introduction • Connect a monitor to another monitor through a DVI, DVI to HDMI cable. • Connect a DVI or DVI-HDMI cable to [DVI OUT (LOOPOUT)] on the product and [DVI IN] or [HDMI IN] on another monitor. • HDMI and network signals sent via the [DVI OUT(LOOPOUT)] port are displayed on the second display which has the [DVI IN] port.
  • Page 16 Introduction Receives a signal from the Display port. Connect a DP cable to [DP IN] on the product and DP IN on another display. AV/COMPONENT AUDIO IN [R-AUDIO-L] Connect the [AV/COMPONENT AUDIO IN [R- AUDIO-L]] port on the monitor to the audio output port on the PC or on the external device using an audio cable.
  • Page 17 Introduction • Up to HDMI 1.3 can be supported. Note The MAGICINFO OUT port must be connected to the [HDMI IN 2 (MAGICINFO)] port. RJ 45 MDC (MDC PORT) MDC(Multiple Display Control) Program Port Connect the LAN cable to [RJ45 MDC] on the product and LAN on the PC.
  • Page 18: Remote Control

    Introduction Kensington Lock slot An anti-theft lock allows you to use the product securely even in public places. The locking de- vice shape and locking method depend on the manufacturer. Refer to the user guide provided with your anti-theft locking device for details. To lock the product, follow these steps: Fix the cable of your anti-theft locking de- vice to a heavy object such as a desk.
  • Page 19 Introduction POWER Number Buttons / GUIDE button + VOL - SOURCE D.MENU TOOLS Up-Down Left-Right buttons INFO The Color button and the PC/DVI/HDMI/DP selection button TTX/MIX MTS/DUAL ENTER/PRE-CH MUTE CH/P MENU RETURN EXIT MagicInfo Turns the product On. POWER Turns the product Off. Used to enter the password during the OSD adjustment or to use Number Buttons MagicInfo.
  • Page 20 Introduction Changing the SOURCE is only allowed for external devices that are connected to the LCD Display at the time. DTV menu display D.MENU - This function does not work for this LCD Display. Use to quickly select frequently used functions. TOOLS - This function does not work for this LCD Display.
  • Page 21 Introduction Selects the TV mode directly. - This is activated when a TV tuner box is installed. Opens the on-screen menu and exits from the menu or closes the MENU adjustment menu. Returns to the previous menu. RETURN Exits from the menu screen. EXIT MagicInfo Quick Launch Button.
  • Page 22 Introduction Instructions on how to attach the decoration brackets Decoration Decoration Screws Decoration Decoration bracket - left side bracket - right side (FH, M4*L10 x bracket - top bracket - bottom Attaching the decoration brackets For a single display For a 3x3 video wall...
  • Page 23 Introduction • To attach the decoration brackets to the sides of a video wall or Samsung UD installed, remove the stickers from the screw holes first. Note • Do not remove the stickers if you do not want to attach the decoration brackets.
  • Page 24 When installing the product onto a vertical wall, be sure there is a 40 mm space or more behind the product for ventilation, as shown above, and maintain the ambient temperature at 35°C or lower. Note A Samsung Electronics service center can provide details. 2. Embedded Mount guide <Side view>...
  • Page 25 When embedding the product in a wall, be sure there is some space behind the product for venti- lation, as shown above, and maintain the ambient temperature at 35°C or lower. Note A Samsung Electronics service center can provide details. 3. Floor mount guide <Side view>...
  • Page 26 Introduction Dimensions (unit:mm) Dimensions (unit:mm) Notice • All drawings are not necessarily to scale. Some dimensions are subject to change without prior notice. • For securing the bracket on a wall, use only machine screws of 6 mm diameter and 8 to 12 mm length.
  • Page 27 Contact a technician for assistance when installing the wall mount bracket. Samsung Electronics is not re- sponsible for any damage to the product or injury to yourself or others if you elect to install the Wall mount on your own.
  • Page 28 Model name VESA Spec.(A * B) Standard Screw Quantity UD55A 600 x 400 Caution Do not install your Wall Mount Kit while your product is turned on. It may result in personal injury due to electric shock. Remote Control (RS232C)
  • Page 29 Introduction • RS232C cable Connector : 9-pin D-Sub Cable : Cross (reversed) cable -P1- -P1- -P2- -P2- FEMALE ---------> FEMALE <--------- ---------- • Connecting method Control codes • Get control Header command DATA Length CheckSum 0xAA command type • Set control Header command DATA...
  • Page 30 Introduction Power control 0x11 Volume control 0x12 0~100 Input source control 0x14 Screen Mode control 0x18 Screen Size control 0x19 0~255 PIP on/off control 0x3C Auto adjustment control 0x3D Video wall Mode control 0x5C Safety Lock 0x5D - ID should show hexadecimal value of assigned ID, but ID 0 should be 0xFF. - Every communication will be made in hexadecimals and Checksum is the sum of all remainings.
  • Page 31 Introduction • DATA Header command Ack/Nak r-CMD Val1 Check Length 0xAA 0xFF ‘A’ 0x11 Power Power : Same as above • DATA Header command Ack/Nak r-CMD Val1 Check Length 0xAA 0xFF ‘N’ 0x11 ERR : Error code that shows what occurred error is •...
  • Page 32 Introduction • Input Source Control • Function Personal Computer changes input source of TV / Monitor. • Get Input Source Status Header command DATA Length CheckSum 0xAA 0x14 • Set Input Source Header command DATA DATA Length CheckSum 0xAA 0x14 Input Source Input Source : Input Source code to be set on TV / Monitor 0x14...
  • Page 33 Introduction Input 0xAA 0xFF ‘A’ 0x14 Source Input Source : Same as above • DATA Header command Ack/Nak r-CMD Val1 Check Length 0xAA 0xFF ‘N’ 0x14 ERR : Error code that shows what occurred error is • Screen Mode Control •...
  • Page 34 Introduction • DATA Header command Ack/Nak r-CMD Val1 Check Length 0xAA 0xFF ‘N’ 0x18 ERR : Error code that shows what occurred error is • Screen Size Control • Function Personal Computer recognizes the screen size of TV / Monitor. •...
  • Page 35 Introduction • Set the PIP ON / OFF Header command DATA DATA Length CheckSum 0xAA 0x3C PIP : The PIP ON / OFF code to set for the TV or Monitor 1 : PIP ON 0 : PIP OFF • DATA Header command...
  • Page 36 Introduction Auto Ad- 0xAA 0xFF ‘A’ 0x3D justment • DATA Header command Ack/Nak r-CMD Val1 Check Length 0xAA 0xFF ‘N’ 0x3D ERR : Error code that shows what occurred error is • Video Wall Mode Control • Function Personal Computer converts Video Wall Mode of TV / Monitor when Video Wall is ON. Only works with TV / Monitor where Video Wall is on.
  • Page 37 Introduction DATA Header command Ack/Nak r-CMD Val1 Check Length 0xAA 0xFF ‘N’ 0x5C ERR : Error code that shows what occurred error is • Safety Lock • Function Personal Computer turns Safety Lock function of TV / Monitor ON / OFF. Can operate regardless of whether power is ON / OFF.
  • Page 38 Connections Connecting a Computer There are several ways to connect the computer to the monitor. Choose one from the following options. Using the D-sub (Analog) connector on the video card. • Connect the D-sub to the 15-pin, [RGB/COMPONENT IN] port on the back of your LCD Display and the 15 pin D-sub Port on the computer.
  • Page 39: Connecting An External Monitor

    Connect the power cord for your LCD Display to the Power port on the back of the LCD Display. Turn on the power switch. Note Contact a local SAMSUNG Electronics Service Center to buy optional items. Connecting to Other devices Note •...
  • Page 40 Connections Connect between the [DVI OUT(LOOPOUT)] port on the LCD Display and the input port on another monitor using a DVI cable. Connect between the [AUDIO OUT] port on the LCD Display and the audio input port on another monitor using a stereo cable. Note Select DVI Mode as an input source for the external monitor connected to [DVI OUT].
  • Page 41 Connections Connecting to a Camcorder Locate the AV output jacks on the camcorder. They are usually found on the side or back of the camcorder. Connect a video cable between the VIDEO OUTPUT jack on the camcorder and the [AV IN] on the LCD Display . Connect a set of audio cables between the AUDIO OUTPUT jacks on the cam- corder and the [AV /COMPONENT AUDIO IN [R-AUDIO-L]] on the LCD Display .
  • Page 42 Connections Connect an HDMI cable to [HDMI IN 2 (MAGICINFO)] or [HDMI IN 1] on the product and the HDMI output port on a digital device. Press SOURCE on the product or remote control and select "HDMI1 / HDMI2" Note In HDMI mode, only PCM format audio is supported.
  • Page 43 Connections Connect a RGB to Component cable between the [RGB/COMPONENT IN] port on the LCD Display and the P , Y, P jacks on the DVD player. Connect a set of audio cables between the [AV/COMPONENT AUDIO IN [R- AUDIO-L]] on the LCD Display and the AUDIO OUT jacks on the DVD player. Note •...
  • Page 44 Connections Connecting to an Audio System Connect a set of audio cables between the AUX L, R jacks on the AUDIO SYS- TEM and [AUDIO OUT] on LCD Display.
  • Page 45 Prepare a blank disk and download the driver program file at the Internet web site shown here. Internet web site : http://www.samsung.com/ Installing the Monitor Driver (Automatic) Insert CD into the CD-ROM drive. Click "Windows". Choose your monitor model in the model list, then click the "OK" button.
  • Page 46 Using the Software Note This monitor driver is certified by Microsoft, and installing it will not damage your system. The certified driver will be posted on Samsung Monitor homepage. http://www.samsung.com/ Installing the Monitor Driver (Manual) ® Microsoft Windows Vista™‚ Operating System Insert your Manual CD into your CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 47 Note This monitor driver is under certifying MS logo, and this installation will not damage your system. The certified driver will be posted on Samsung Monitor homepage. Click "Update Driver..." in the "Driver" tab. Check the "Browse my computer for driver software" checkbox and click "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer".
  • Page 48 Using the Software Select the model that matches your monitor from the list of monitor models on the screen, and click "Next". 10. Click "Close" → "Close" → "OK" → "OK" on the following screens displayed in sequence. ® ® Microsoft Windows XP Operating System...
  • Page 49 Using the Software Insert CD into the CD-ROM drive. Click "Start" → "Control Panel", then click the "Appearance and Themes" icon. Click "Display" icon and choose the "Settings" tab then click "Advanced...". Click the "Properties" button on the "Monitor" tab and select "Driver" tab. Click "Update Driver..."...
  • Page 50 "OK" button. Note This monitor driver is certified by Microsoft, and this installation will not damage your system. The certified driver will be posted on Samsung Monitor homepage. http://www.samsung.com/ Click the "Close" button, then click the "OK" button continually.
  • Page 51 Using the Software 10. Monitor driver installation is completed. ® ® Microsoft Windows 2000 Operating System When you can see "Digital Signature Not Found" on your monitor, follow these steps. Choose "OK" button on the "Insert disk" window. Click the "Browse" button on the "File Needed" window. Choose A:(D:\Driver), then click the "Open"...
  • Page 52 Using the Software Select the "Monitor" tab. Click the "Change" button in the "Monitor Type" area. Choose "Specify the location of the driver". Choose "Display a list of all the driver in a specific location...", then click "Next" button. Click the "Have Disk" button. Specify A:\(D:\driver), then click "OK"...
  • Page 53 Using the Software MDC (Multiple Display Control) Installation Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. Click the MDC System installation program. Note If the screen for installing the software does not appear, install it using the MDC System execution file in the MDC folder of the CD-ROM.
  • Page 54 Using the Software Uninstall The MDC program can be removed only by using the "Add or Remove Programs" option of the ® Windows Control Panel. Perform the following steps remove MDC. Select "Setting/Control Panel" on the "Start" menu and then double-click "Add/Delete a program". Select MDC System from the list and then click the "Add/Delete"...
  • Page 55 Therefore, a serial cable should be connected between the serial port on a PC and the serial port on a display. Main Screen Click Start > Program > Samsung > MDC System to start the program. Select a set to see the volume of the selected set within the slider.
  • Page 56 Main Icons Remote control Selection Buttons Safety Lock Refresh Port Selection Display Selection Lamp Control Info Grid Option... Control Tools Dropdown Selectors OSD Display Use the main icons to switch into each screen. Allows you to enable or disable the remote control signal receiving function of the display unit. Set the Safety Lock function.
  • Page 57 1. The Multiple Display Control is originally set to COM1. 2. If any port other than COM1 is used, COM1 through COM4 can be selected in the Port Selection Menu. 3. If the exact port name that is connected to the LCD Display using a serial cable is not selected, communication will be unavailable.
  • Page 58 3) Image Size 4) On Timer 5) Off Timer 2. Selects displays you want to adjust using the Select button or checkboxes. System allows controlling some of the functions of the selected display. 1) Power On/Off - Turns the power of the selected display On/Off. 2) Volume - Controls the volume level of the selected display.
  • Page 59 1) Source OSD - Sets whether the Source OSD will be displayed to indicate when the Source is changed. 2) Not Optimum Mode OSD - Sets whether the Optimum Mode OSD will be displayed to indicate if the current mode is not supported. 3) No Signal OSD - Sets whether the No Signal OSD will be displayed to indicate when there is no signal.
  • Page 60 • PC Mode Info Grid shows some basic information necessary to Input Source Control. - Changes the Input Source of the selected display to PC. - Changes the Input Source of the selected display to BNC. - Changes the Input Source of the selected display to DVI. - Changes the Input Source of the selected display to TV.
  • Page 61 S-Video - Changes the Input Source of the selected display to S-Video. Component - Changes the Input Source of the selected display to Component. MagicInfo - The Input source of MagicInfo works only on MagicInfo model. HDMI1/HDMI2 - Changes the Input Source of the selected display to HDMI. - Switches the input source for the selected Display to DP.
  • Page 62 DP may not be supported depending on the product. The Input source of MagicInfo works only on MagicInfo model. The Input source of TV works only on TV model. Image Size Control is available only for the displays for which power status is ON. Image Size TV, AV, S-Video, Component, DVI(HDCP), HDMI1, HDMI2, DTV.
  • Page 63 Info Grid shows some basic information necessary to Time Control. 1) Set clock - Set the current time for the selected display (PC Time). - To change the current time, first change the PC Time. 2) Timer - Sets up Timer1, Timer2, Timer3 and Holiday Management. 3) Shows whether Timer is activated.
  • Page 64 - Selects the volume when the selected monitor is turned on. 4) Source - Selects the external input source that will be displayed when the selected monitor is turned on. 5) Holiday - Applies the Holiday Management function to the Timer. 6) Repeat - Available selections include Once, EveryDay, Mon~Fri, Mon~Sat, Sat~Sun, and Manual.
  • Page 65 Info Grid shows some basic information necessary to PIP Size Control. 1) PIP Size - Shows the current PIP Size of the display in use. 2) OFF - Turns off the PIP of the selected display. 3) Large - Turns on the PIP of the selected display and changes the size to Large. 4) Small - Turns on the PIP of the selected display and changes the size to Small.
  • Page 66 Info Grid shows some basic information necessary to PIP Source Control. 1) PIP Source - PIP Source can be controlled with turning on the LCD Display power. 2) PC - Changes the source of the PIP of the selected display to PC. 3) BNC - Changes the source of the PIP of the selected display to BNC.
  • Page 67 Basic information required to adjust the Picture is displayed in the main menu. Settings for the selected monitor will be displayed if one of the connected monitors is selected, and the default settings will be displayed if all monitors are selected by clicking All and Select. If a value is changed in this screen, the current mode will automatically switch to custom mode.
  • Page 68 1. Click Settings of the main icons and the Settings Control screen appears. Basic information required to adjust settings is displayed. Settings for the corresponding SET will be imported and displayed on the slider if a display ID is selected, and the default settings will be displayed if all display IDs are selected by clicking All and Select.
  • Page 69 Settings Audio 1. Click Settings of the main icons and the Settings Control screen appears. Basic information required to adjust Audio is displayed in the display window. Settings for the corresponding SET will be imported and displayed on the slider if a display ID is selected, and the default settings will be displayed if all display IDs are selected by clicking All and Select.
  • Page 70 Info Grid shows some basic information necessary to Settings Control. 1) Image Lock - Available only for PC, BNC. 2) Coarse - Adjusts Coarse of the selected display. 3) Fine - Adjusts Fine of the selected display. 4) Position - Adjusts Position of the selected display. 5) Auto Adjustment - Self-Adjust to the incoming PC signal.
  • Page 71 An "Info Grid" showing several basic data items appears. 1) Maintenance - Allows the Maintenance Control function for all input sources. 2) Lamp Control - Automatically adjusts the backlight of the selected display at a specified time. The Manual Lamp Control automatically turns off if you adjust using the Auto Lamp Control. - Allows you to adjust the backlight of the selected display regardless of the time.
  • Page 72 1) Scroll - This function is used to remove the afterimages that occur when a still screen is displayed on the selected display for a long time. 2) Pixel Shift - This allows the screen to be moved finely at the specified time interval. 3) Safety Screen - The Safety Screen function is used to prevent afterimages from occurring when a still screen is displayed on the monitor for a long time.
  • Page 73 1) Video Wall - A Video Wall is a set of video screens that are connected together, so that each screen shows a part of the whole picture or so that the same picture is repeated on each screen. 2) Video Wall Control - Video Wall properties can be configured.
  • Page 74: Troubleshooting

    Natural 3) Video Wall (Screen divider) - The screen can be divided into. You can select a number of screens with a different layout when dividing. Select a mode from Screen divider. Select a display from Display Selection. The place will be set up by pressing a number in the selected mode. The maximum number of monitors that can be arranged: Horizontal X Vertical = 100 Up to 15 monitors can be arranged in a row.
  • Page 75 3. Selected one display (ID1) and add another display (ID3): The program, which was displaying the settings value of ID 1, fetches and displays the value of ID3. 4. If all sets are selected at the same time by clicking All and Select, the default value will be restored.
  • Page 76 Connect the first display device and the PC by entering the IP address. To connect to another display device, use an RS-232C serial cable. Refer to the figure above. Main Screen Click Start > Program > Samsung > MDC System to start the program. Select a set to see the volume of the selected set within the slider.
  • Page 77 Main Icons Lamp Control Add a Device Display Selection Remote Control Safety Lock Control Tools Fault Device Alert OSD Display Use the main icons to switch into each screen. You can add a device by entering the IP address configured on the monitor. Allows you to enable or disable the remote control signal receiving function of the display unit.
  • Page 78 1. Enter the IP address of the monitor to be connected and press the Add button to add the IP address. If you click the OK button, adding the monitor is completed. System 1. Click System in the main menu to open the system adjustment screen. Info Grid shows some basic information necessary to System.
  • Page 79 2. Selects displays you want to adjust using the Select All button or checkboxes. System allows controlling some of the functions of the selected display. 1) Power On/Off - Turns the power of the selected display On/Off. 2) Volume - Controls the volume level of the selected display. It receives the volume value of the selected display from the sets and displays it in the slider.
  • Page 80 1) Source OSD - Sets whether the Source OSD will be displayed to indicate when the Source is changed. 2) Not Optimum Mode OSD - Sets whether the Optimum Mode OSD will be displayed to indicate if the current mode is not supported. 3) No Signal OSD - Sets whether the No Signal OSD will be displayed to indicate when there is no signal.
  • Page 81 1) Select or clear all the added devices; or refresh or delete selected devices. 2) The IP Address, ID (Ethernet or Serial), Mac Address and connection status of the connected monitor is displayed. 3) It can automatically check whether DHCP IP is set and then set the IP address. 4) It can automatically or manually set and then apply the IP Address, Subnet and Gateway of the selected monitor.
  • Page 82 Info Grid shows some basic information necessary to Input Source Control. 1) PC - Changes the Input Source of the selected display to PC. 2) BNC - Changes the Input Source of the selected display to BNC. 3) DVI - Changes the Input Source of the selected display to DVI. 4) TV - Changes the Input Source of the selected display to TV.
  • Page 83 Info Grid shows some basic information necessary to Image Size Control. ( Power Status) - Shows the power status of the current display. 2) Image Size - Shows the current Image Size of the display in use. 3) Input - Info Grid displays only the displays whose Input Source is PC, BNC, DVI and DP. 4) PC Source - Click Image Size in the main menu to display the PC, BNC, DVI and DP tabs.
  • Page 84 HDMI2 may not be supported depending on the product. Time 1. Click Time of the main icons and the Time Control screen appears. Info Grid shows some basic information necessary to Time Control. 1) Clock Set - Set the current time for the selected display (PC Time). - To change the current time, first change the PC Time.
  • Page 85 1) On Time - Sets the time in hours, in minutes and as AM/PM for turning the selected monitor on. 2) Off Time - Sets the time in hours, in minutes and as AM/PM for turning the selected monitor off. 3) Volume - Selects the volume when the selected monitor is turned on.
  • Page 86 The Holiday Management function can be turned on or off in the Timer setup menu. The Input source of MagicInfo works only on MagicInfo model. The Input source of TV works only on TV model. Time Control is available only for the displays for which the power status is ON. Only enabled for a TV when Source is set to TV in On Time mode.
  • Page 87 PIP Source 1. Click PIP of the main icons and the PIP control screen appears. Info Grid shows some basic information necessary to PIP Source Control. 1) PIP Source - PIP Source can be controlled with turning on the LCD Display power. 2) PC - Changes the source of the PIP of the selected display to PC.
  • Page 88 1. Click Settings of the main icons and the Settings Control screen appears. Basic information required to adjust the Picture is displayed in the main menu. Settings for the selected monitor will be displayed if one of the connected monitors is selected, and the default settings will be displayed if all monitors are selected by clicking All and Select.
  • Page 89 Picture PC 1. Click Settings of the main icons and the Settings Control screen appears. Basic information required to adjust settings is displayed. Settings for the corresponding SET will be imported and displayed on the slider if a display ID is selected, and the default settings will be displayed if all display IDs are selected by clicking All and Select.
  • Page 90 Setting Audio 1. Click Settings of the main icons and the Settings Control screen appears. Basic information required to adjust Audio is displayed in the display window. Settings for the corresponding SET will be imported and displayed on the slider if a display ID is selected, and the default settings will be displayed if all display IDs are selected by clicking All and Select.
  • Page 91 Info Grid shows some basic information necessary to Settings Control. 1) Image Lock - Available only for PC, BNC. 2) Coarse - Adjusts Coarse of the selected display. 3) Fine - Adjusts Fine of the selected display. 4) Position - Adjusts Position of the selected display. 5) Auto Adjustment - Self-Adjust to the incoming PC signal.
  • Page 92 An "Info Grid" showing several basic data items appears. 1) Maintenance - Allows the Maintenance Control function for all input sources. 2) Lamp Control - Automatically adjusts the backlight of the selected display at a specified time. The Manual Lamp Control automatically turns off if you adjust using the Auto Lamp Control. - Allows you to adjust the backlight of the selected display regardless of the time.
  • Page 93 1) Scroll - This function is used to remove the afterimages that occur when a still screen is displayed on the selected display for a long time. 2) Pixel Shift - This allows the screen to be moved finely at the specified time interval. 3) Safety Screen - The Safety Screen function is used to prevent afterimages from occurring when a still screen is displayed on the monitor for a long time.
  • Page 94 1) Video Wall - A Video Wall is a set of video screens that are connected together, so that each screen shows a part of the whole picture or so that the same picture is repeated on each screen. 2) Video Wall Control - Video Wall properties can be configured.
  • Page 95 Natural 3) Video Wall (Screen divider) - The screen can be divided into. You can select a number of screens with a different layout when dividing. Select a mode from Screen divider. Select a display from Display Selection. The place will be set up by pressing a number in the selected mode. The maximum number of monitors that can be arranged: Horizontal X Vertical = 100 Up to 15 monitors can be arranged in a row.
  • Page 96 2. Selected one display: Fetches and displays the settings value for the selected display. 3. Selected one display (ID1) and add another display (ID3): The program, which was displaying the settings value of ID 1, fetches and displays the value of ID3. 4.
  • Page 97 Adjusting the LCD Display Input Available Modes • PC / DVI / DisplayPort • • Component • HDMI • MagicInfo • Note • A TV tuner box (sold separately) must be connected to use the TV. • MagicInfo can only be enabled when a network box is connected. Source List Use to select PC, HDMI or other external input sources connected to the LCD Display.
  • Page 98 Adjusting the LCD Display However, the picture may display abnormally if the connected external input signal is different from the selected video signal. Note The PIP function is not available when Video Wall is On. When external AV devices such as VCRs or DVDs are connected to the LCD Display , PIP allows you to watch video from those devices in a small window super-imposed on the PC Video signal.
  • Page 99 Adjusting the LCD Display • HDMI : PC • Display Port : PC Size Changes the Size of the PIP window. Note Size will be changed to 16:9 when PIP is On. Position Changes the Position of the PIP window. Transparency Adjusts the Transparency of PIP windows.
  • Page 100: Edit Name

    Adjusting the LCD Display Edit Name Name the input device connected to the input jacks to make your input source selection easier. VCR / DVD / Cable STB / HD STB / Satellite STB / AV Receiver / DVD Receiver / Game / Camcorder / DVD Combo / DHR / PC / DVI PC / DVI Devices Note •...
  • Page 101 Adjusting the LCD Display Source AutoSwitch When the Source AutoSwitch is On, the display video source will automatically be searched for active video. The Primary Source selection will be activated, if the current video source is not recognized. Sec- ondary source selection will become active, if no primary video source is available. If the primary or secondary source is not recognized, the display will search again, if no active video is found the display will show the no-input-signal message.
  • Page 102 Adjusting the LCD Display Specify Primary Source for the automatic input source. Secondary Source Specify Secondary Source for the automatic input source. Picture [PC / DVI / DisplayPort / MagicInfo Mode] Available Modes • PC / DVI / DisplayPort • •...
  • Page 103 Adjusting the LCD Display Recommended for displaying advertisements (e.g. videos or indoor or outdoor ads). Custom Custom By using the on-screen menus, the contrast and brightness can be changed to your personal preference. Note • By adjusting the picture using the Custom function, MagicBright will change to Custom mode. •...
  • Page 104 Adjusting the LCD Display Color Tone Note Not available when Dynamic Contrast is set to On. The color tones can be changed. Cool Normal Warm Custom Note If you set the Color Tone to Cool, Normal, Warm, or Custom, the Color Temp. function is disabled. If you set the Color Tone to Off, the Color Control function is disabled Color Control Adjusts individual Red, Green, Blue color balance.
  • Page 105 Adjusting the LCD Display Note • Not available when Dynamic Contrast is set to On. • This function is only enabled if the Color Tone is set to Off. Image Lock Image Lock is used to fine-tune and get the best image by removing noise that creates unstable images with jitters and shakiness.
  • Page 106 Adjusting the LCD Display Note • Not available when Dynamic Contrast is set to On. • Available in PC mode only. Signal Balance Selects either On or Off with the signal balance. Signal Control Note Available when Signal Balance is set to On. R-Gain G-Gain B-Gain...
  • Page 107 Adjusting the LCD Display Size The Size can be switched. 16:9 PIP Picture Adjusts the PIP Screen Settings. Note • Available Modes: PIP On Contrast Adjusts the Contrast of the PIP window on the screen. Brightness Adjusts the Brightness of the PIP window on the screen. Sharpness Adjusts the Sharpness of the PIP window on the screen.
  • Page 108 Adjusting the LCD Display Note PIP input only operates in DVI, AV, HDMI, or Component mode. Dynamic Contrast Dynamic Contrast automatically detects the distribution of the visual signal and adjusts to create an optimum contrast. Note Disabled when PIP is set to On. Lamp Control Adjusts the inverter lamp in order to reduce energy consumption.
  • Page 109 Adjusting the LCD Display Uniformity Enhancer Make the screen brightness even throughout the whole screen. Picture Reset Reset the screen settings. Picture [ AV / HDMI / Component / TV Mode] Available Modes • PC / DVI / DisplayPort • •...
  • Page 110 Adjusting the LCD Display The LCD Display has four automatic picture settings ("Dynamic", "Standard", "Movie" and "Cus- tom") that are preset at the factory. Dynamic, Standard, Movie, or Custom can be activated. Note Not available when Dynamic Contrast is set to On. Dynamic Standard Movie...
  • Page 111 Adjusting the LCD Display Color Tone The color tones can be changed. The individual Color components are also user adjustable. Note Not available when Dynamic Contrast is set to On. Cool2 Cool1 Normal Warm1 Warm2 Note If you set the Color Tone to Cool2, Cool1, Normal, Warm1, or Warm2, the Color Temp. function is disabled.
  • Page 112 Adjusting the LCD Display Video mode (HDMI [Video Timing], AV or Component): 16:9 - Zoom1 - Zoom2 - 4:3 - Screen Fit - Custom 16:9 - Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode. Zoom 1 - Magnifies the size of the picture on the screen. Zoom 2 - Magnifies the size of the picture more than Zoom 1.
  • Page 113 Adjusting the LCD Display on the external device connected. In this case, adjust the screen quality of your TV by configuring the HDMI Black Level. Normal Note For Timing which can be used for both the PC and the DTV in HDMI mode, HDMI Black Level will be activated.
  • Page 114 Adjusting the LCD Display Adjusts the Sharpness of the PIP window on the screen. Dynamic Contrast Dynamic Contrast automatically detects the distribution of the visual signal and adjusts to create an optimum contrast. Note Disabled when PIP is set to On. Lamp Control Adjusts the inverter lamp in order to reduce energy consumption.
  • Page 115 Adjusting the LCD Display Make the screen brightness even throughout the whole screen. Picture Reset Reset the screen settings. Sound Available Modes • PC / DVI / DisplayPort • • Component • HDMI • MagicInfo • Note • A TV tuner box (sold separately) must be connected to use the TV. •...
  • Page 116 Adjusting the LCD Display Selects Movie when viewing movies. Speech Selects Speech when watching a show that is mostly dialog (i.e., news). Custom Selects Custom if you want to adjust the settings according to your personal preferences. Custom The sound settings can be adjusted to suit your personal preferences. Note •...
  • Page 117 Adjusting the LCD Display SRS TS XT SRS TS XT is a patented SRS technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over two speakers. TruSurround XT delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound experience through any two-speaker playback system, including internal television speakers. It is fully compatible with all multichannel formats.
  • Page 118 Adjusting the LCD Display • HDMI • MagicInfo • Note • A TV tuner box (sold separately) must be connected to use the TV. • MagicInfo can only be enabled when a network box is connected. Language You can choose one of 14 languages. Note The language chosen affects only the language of the OSD.
  • Page 119: Sleep Timer

    Adjusting the LCD Display Sleep Timer Turns the LCD Display off automatically at certain times. Timer1 / Timer2 / Timer3 You can set the LCD display to automatically turn on or off at a specified time. Note • Hoilday : select Apply to disable the timer on holidays and Don't Apply to enable the timer on holidays.
  • Page 120: Holiday Management

    Adjusting the LCD Display • Mon~Sat : The Timer repeats from Monday through Saturday. • Sat~Sun : The Timer goes off on Saturday and Sunday. • Manual : Select a day of the week you want the Timer to go off. Holiday Management •...
  • Page 121: Change Pin

    Adjusting the LCD Display Menu Transparency Change the transparency of the background of the OSD. High Medium Opaque Safety Lock Change PIN The password can be changed. The preset password for the LCD Display is "0000". Note If you forgot your password, press the remote buttons INFO → EXIT → MUTE to reset the password to "0000."...
  • Page 122 Adjusting the LCD Display Energy Saving This feature adjusts the power consumption of the unit in order to save energy. Video Wall A Video Wall is a set of video screens connected together, so that each screen shows a part of the whole picture or where the same picture is repeated on each screen.
  • Page 123: Screen Position

    Adjusting the LCD Display The Format can be selected to see a divided screen. • Full Provides a full screen without any margins. • Natural Displays a natural image with the original aspect ratio intact. Horizontal Sets how many parts the screen should be divided horizontally. Fifteen adjustment levels: 1~15.
  • Page 124 Adjusting the LCD Display The screen can be divided into several images. A number of screens can be selected with a different layout when dividing. • Select a mode in Screen Position. • Select a display in Display Selection. • The selection will be set up by pressing a number in the selected mode.
  • Page 125 Adjusting the LCD Display Vertical Sets how many pixels the screen moves vertically. Five adjustment levels: 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4. Time Set the time interval for performing the horizontal or vertical movement, respectively. Timer Timer You can set the timer for Screen Burn Protection. If you start the operation to erase any residual image, the operation will be performed for the set period of time and then automatically finish.
  • Page 126 Adjusting the LCD Display Mode You can change the Safety Screen Type. • • Eraser • Pixel Period Use this function to set the execution period for each mode set in the timer. Time Within the set period of time specify a time for execution. •...
  • Page 127: Side Gray

    Adjusting the LCD Display This function prevents after-images on the screen by moving long black and white vertical lines. Eraser This function prevents after-images on the screen by moving a rectangular pattern. Pixel This function prevents after-images by moving many pixels on the screen. Side Gray Select the brightness of the grey for the screen background.
  • Page 128: Power On Adjustment

    Adjusting the LCD Display When the picture is not displayed properly on the screen when setting the graphics card resolution of the computer to 1024 x 768 @ 60Hz, 1280 x 768 @ 60Hz, 1360 x 768@ 60Hz or 1366 x 768 @ 60Hz, by using this function(Resolution Select), you can have the picture displayed on the screen in the specified resolution.
  • Page 129: Temperature Control

    Adjusting the LCD Display Advanced Settings Configures the settings more elaborately. Temperature Configures the setting for the Temperature function, which detects the internal temperature for the product's protection. Temperature Control Detects the product's internal temperature and specifies the desired temperature. The product is set to 77°C by default.
  • Page 130: Standby Control

    Adjusting the LCD Display • • Note When Auto Power is On, the product will power on automatically as soon as it is connected to power. Button Lock Locks or unlocks the monitor control buttons on the product. • • User Auto Color Auto Color Automatically adjusts the colors.
  • Page 131: Lamp Schedule

    Adjusting the LCD Display Sets the standby mode, which will be activated when no input signal is detected. • A message will read <No Signal> if no input signal is detected. • Power-saving mode will be activated if no input signal is detected. •...
  • Page 132 Adjusting the LCD Display Not Optimum Mode OSD • • No Signal OSD • • MDC OSD • • Software Upgrade Performs a software upgrade. Connect the product to a computer via a digital signal such as DVI or HDMI. Click the BMP image file converted from an SW code.
  • Page 133 Adjusting the LCD Display Note When there are two or more BMP images, they are displayed on the screen using a slideshow. • It is recommended that the playback interval between two BMP images in the slideshow should be one second. The image extraction probability will decrease with other playback intervals.
  • Page 134 Adjusting the LCD Display Multi Control Available Modes • PC / DVI / DisplayPort • • Component • HDMI • MagicInfo • ID Setup Assigns an individual ID to the SET. ID Input Use to select the transmitter functions of the individual SET. Only a SET where the ID corresponds to the transmitter setting becomes activated.
  • Page 135 Adjusting the LCD Display Network Setting IP Setting • Auto • Manual - IP Address : Manually enter the IP Address if IP Setting is set to Manual. - Subnet Mask : Manually enter the Subnet Mask if IP Setting is set to Manual. - Gateway : Manually enter the Gateway if IP Setting is set to Manual.
  • Page 136 Adjusting the LCD Display • To access other sources, press the SOURCE button in MagicInfo. • The preset password for the LCD Display is "000000". • The server program's Power-On option works only if the LCD Display's power is completely shut off.
  • Page 137 Troubleshooting Self-Test Feature Check Note Check the following items yourself before calling for assistance. Contact a Service Center for problems that you cannot solve by yourself. Self-Test Feature Check Turn off both your computer and the LCD Display. Unplug the video cable from the back of the computer. Turn on the LCD Display.
  • Page 138 Troubleshooting • Do not use benzene, thinner or other flammable substan- ces. 2) Maintaining the Flat Panel Display Screen. Clean with a soft cloth (cotton flannel). • Never use acetone, benzene or thinner. (They may cause flaws or deformation of the screen sur- face.) •...
  • Page 139 Troubleshooting (Refer to Connecting a Computer) Problems related to the Screen Note Problems related to the LCD Display screen and their solutions are listed. The screen is blank and the power indicator is off. Ensure that the power cord is firmly connected and the LCD Display is on. (Refer to the Connecting a Computer) "No Signal"...
  • Page 140 Troubleshooting The color image is distorted by dark shadows. Adjust color using Custom under OSD Color Adjustment menu. The color white is poor. Adjust color using Custom under OSD Color Adjustment menu. The Power Indicator blinks. The LCD Display is currently saving the changes made in the settings to the OSD memory. The screen is blank and the power indicator light blinks every 0.5 or 1 seconds.
  • Page 141 Troubleshooting The frequency can be changed by reconfiguring the video card. Note That video card support can vary, depending on the version of the driver used. (Refer to the computer or the video card manual for details.) How can I adjust the resolution? Windows XP: Control Panel →...
  • Page 142: Specifications

    Specifications General General Model Name SyncMaster UD55A LCD Panel 54.6 inch / 138 cm Size Display area 1209.6 mm (H) x 680.4 mm (V) Pixel Pitch 0.63 mm (H) x 0.63 mm (V) Synchronization Horizontal 30 ~ 81 kHz Vertical...
  • Page 143 Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. • Attaching a Samsung ID (videowall kit) will increase the weight of an LFD by 1.6 kg. Class B(Information Communication equipment for residential use) This device is registered for EMC requirements for home use (Class B). It can be used in all areas.
  • Page 144 Specifications PowerSaver State Normal Op- Power saving Power off Power off eration mode (Power Swich) Power Indicator Blinking Amber Power Consumption 225 Watts 1 Watts 1 Watts 0 Watts State Normal Op- Power saving Power off Power off eration mode (Power Swich) (Typical)
  • Page 145 Specifications VESA, 1024 x 768 48.363 60.004 65.000 VESA, 1024 x 768 56.476 70.069 75.000 VESA, 1024 x 768 60.023 75.029 78.750 VESA, 1152 x 864 67.500 75.000 108.000 VESA, 1280 x 768 47.776 59.870 79.500 VESA, 1280 x 960 60.000 60.000 108.000...
  • Page 146 Information For a Better Display Adjust the computer resolution and screen injection rate (refresh rate) on the computer as described below to enjoy the best picture quality. You can have an uneven picture quality on screen if the best picture quality is not provided for TFT-LCD. •...
  • Page 147 Information Power Off, Screen Saver, or Power Save Mode • Turn the power off for 2 hours after 12 hours in use • Set the Monitor to power off with the PC Display Properties Power Scheme. • Use a Screen saver if possible - Screen saver in one color or a moving image is recom- mended.
  • Page 148 Information Change the characters color periodically • Use Bright colors with little difference in luminance. - Cycle : Change the characters color and background color every 30 minutes • Every 30 minutes, change the characters with movement. • Have the images and logo cycle periodically. - Cycle: Display moving image together with Logo for 60 seconds after 4 hours in use.
  • Page 149 Information • Apply the Screen Erasing function - Symptom: 2 Vertical blocks move while erasing the display...
  • Page 150 Appendix Contact SAMSUNG WORLDWIDE Note If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center. North America CANADA 1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) http://www.samsung.com MEXICO 01-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) http://www.samsung.com U.S.A 1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) http://www.samsung.com Latin America ARGENTINA 0800-333-3733 http://www.samsung.com...
  • Page 151 SERBIA 0700 SAMSUNG (0700 726 http://www.samsung.com 7864) SLOVAKIA 0800 - SAMSUNG (0800-726 http://www.samsung.com/sk 786) SPAIN 902 - 1 - SAMSUNG (902 172 http://www.samsung.com 678) SWEDEN 0771 726 7864 (SAMSUNG) http://www.samsung.com SWITZERLAND 0848 - SAMSUNG (7267864, http://www.samsung.com/ch CHF 0.08/min) http://www.samsung.com/...
  • Page 152 UKRAINE 0-800-502-000 http://www.samsung.com/ua http://www.samsung.com/ua_ru BELARUS 810-800-500-55-500 MOLDOVA 00-800-500-55-500 Asia Pacific AUSTRALIA 1300 362 603 http://www.samsung.com NEW ZEALAND 0800 SAMSUNG (0800 726 http://www.samsung.com 786) CHINA 400-810-5858 http://www.samsung.com HONG KONG (852) 3698 - 4698 http://www.samsung.com/hk http://www.samsung.com/ hk_en/ INDIA 3030 8282 http://www.samsung.com...
  • Page 153 Appendix Middle East OMAN 800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) http://www.samsung.com KUWAIT 183-2255 http://www.samsung.com BAHRAIN 8000-4726 http://www.samsung.com EGYPT 08000-726786 http://www.samsung.com JORDAN 800-22273 http://www.samsung.com MOROCCO 080 100 2255 http://www.samsung.com SAUDI ARABIA 9200-21230 http://www.samsung.com U.A.E 800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) http://www.samsung.com Africa NIGERIA 0800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) http://www.samsung.com SOUTH AFRICA 0860-SAMSUNG (726-7864) http://www.samsung.com...
  • Page 154 Appendix Correcte verwijdering Correcte verwijdering van dit product (elektrische & elektronische afvalap- paratuur) Dit merkteken op het product, de accessoires of het informatiemateriaal duidt erop dat het product en zijn elektronische accessoires (bv. lader, headset, USB-kabel) niet met ander huishoudelijk afval verwijderd mo- gen worden aan het einde van hun gebruiksduur.
  • Page 155 Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is strictly forbidden. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or con- sequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

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