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  • Page 1 2011x/2011s 2211f/2211x 2311cm/2311f/2311x 2511x 2711x LCD Monitors User Guide...
  • Page 2 ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. marks. Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by Hewlett-Packard Company under license. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services.
  • Page 3: About This Guide

    About This Guide This guide provides information on safety and maintenance, setting up the LCD monitor, installing drivers, using the on-screen display menu, troubleshooting and technical specifications. WARNING! Text set off in this manner indicates that failure to follow directions could result in bodily harm or loss of life.
  • Page 4 About This Guide ENWW...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 Product Features ............................1 LCD Monitors ............................1 2 Safety and Maintenance Guidelines ......................3 Important Safety Information ........................ 3 Safety Precautions ..........................4 Maintenance Guidelines ........................4 Cleaning the Monitor ......................5 Shipping the Monitor ......................5 3 Setting Up the Monitor ...........................
  • Page 6 Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) ....................19 Identifying Monitor Conditions ......................24 Power-Saver Feature ......................... 25 Appendix A Troubleshooting .......................... 26 Solving Common Problems ........................ 26 Getting Support from ......................28 Preparing to Call Technical Support ....................28 Locating the Rating Label ........................28 Appendix B Technical Specifications ......................
  • Page 7: Product Features

    Product Features LCD Monitors Figure 1-1 LCD Monitors The HP LCD (liquid crystal display) monitors have an active matrix, thin-film transistor (TFT) screen with a white LED backlight and the following features: ● Large diagonal display ● Maximum graphics resolution ◦...
  • Page 8 ● Tilt and Slide adjustment for easy viewing from a sitting or standing position, or while moving from one side of the monitor to the other ● Dynamic contrast ratio (DCR) to provide deeper blacks and brighter whites for brilliant shading effects while gaming or watching movies ●...
  • Page 9: Safety And Maintenance Guidelines

    Safety and Maintenance Guidelines Important Safety Information A power cord is included with the monitor. If another cord is used, be sure that the power source and connection are appropriate for this monitor. For information on the correct power cord set to use with the monitor, see Power Cord Set Requirements on page WARNING!
  • Page 10: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions ● Use only a power source and connection compatible with this monitor, as indicated on the label of the power adapter. ● Be sure that the total ampere rating of the products connected to the outlet does not exceed the current rating of the electrical outlet, and the total ampere rating of the products connected to the power cord does not exceed the rating of the power cord.
  • Page 11: Cleaning The Monitor

    Cleaning the Monitor CAUTION: Spray the cleaner on a cloth and use the damp cloth to gently wipe the screen surface. Never spray the cleaner directly on the screen surface. It might run behind the bezel and damage the electronics. Do not use cleaners that contain any petroleum based materials such as benzene, thinner, or any volatile substance to clean the monitor screen or cabinet.
  • Page 12: Setting Up The Monitor

    Setting Up the Monitor Unpacking the Monitor Unpack the monitor. Make sure all contents are included. Store the packing box. Turn off the computer and other attached devices. Prepare a flat area to assemble the monitor. You may need a flat, soft, protected area for placing the monitor screen-down while preparing it for installation.
  • Page 13 Slide the pedestal into the slot on the base (1) until the pedestal clicks into the base. NOTE: The bottom side of the monitor base might look different on your model. 2511x and 2711x models only: Install one screw (2) in the base to secure the pedestal to the base.
  • Page 14: Connecting Monitor Cables

    Connecting Monitor Cables CAUTION: Before connecting cables to the monitor, ensure that the computer and monitor are powered off. NOTE: When using a DVI, VGA, or HDMI signal, you must connect your audio output to external speakers. The video source is determined by the video cable used. The monitor will automatically determine which inputs have valid video signals.
  • Page 15: Connecting The Dvi-d Video Cable (select Models)

    Connecting the DVI-D Video Cable (Select Models) Connect one end of the DVI-D video cable to the back of the monitor and the other end to the DVI-D video connector on the computer. You can use this cable only if your computer has a DVI compliant graphics card that is either integrated or installed.
  • Page 16: Getting Hdmi Sound

    Getting HDMI Sound If you use HDMI to connect to a monitor model without speakers, you must activate HDMI sound by adjusting the setting in Microsoft Windows. If HDMI is not activated, you can not hear any sound. To activate HDMI sound on your computer: Right-click on the volume icon in the Windows system tray.
  • Page 17 Connect the round end of the power supply cord to the monitor, and then connect one end of the power cord to the power supply and the other end to a grounded electrical outlet. WARNING! To prevent injury from electrical shock, you should do one of the following if a properly grounded electrical outlet is not available: (1) You should use an electrical outlet adapter that provides proper grounding.
  • Page 18: Installing The Cable Management Clip

    Installing the Cable Management Clip Install the cable management clip over the input cable and power cord to gather them together behind the monitor. Figure 3-7 Installing the Cable management Clip High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) select models Your monitor supports HDCP and can receive high-definition content. High-definition content is available in many sources, such as Blu-ray disc devices or HDTV air or cable broadcasts.
  • Page 19: Selecting Video Input Connectors

    When the monitor is powered on, a Monitor Status message is displayed for five seconds and the power source LED on the rear of the monitor is green. The message shows which input is the current active signal, the status of the auto-switch source setting (On or Off), the default source signal, the current preset display resolution, and the recommended preset display resolution.
  • Page 20: Connecting External Speakers And Audio Cable (select Models)

    Connecting External Speakers and Audio Cable (Select Models) Use the following procedure to connect the external speakers to a computer. Turn the computer on. Connect the audio cable to the audio-speaker connector on the computer, and then connect the USB power cable to a USB connector on the computer. NOTE: Use the volume controls on the computer to adjust the speaker volume.
  • Page 21: Wall Mounting The Monitor Panel

    Wall Mounting the Monitor Panel To mount the monitor panel to an existing wall mounting device or swing arm, purchase an HP mounting accessory kit. Mounting devices can be purchased separately from HP. Visit support for ordering information. CAUTION: When handling the monitor, be careful to avoid scratching the screen.
  • Page 22 Remove three hinge screws, and then separate the hinge from the monitor. Figure 3-12 Removing the Hinge Screws Mount the monitor panel on the wall mounting device or swing arm by following the instructions that come with the mounting kit. Chapter 3 Setting Up the Monitor ENWW...
  • Page 23: Operating The Monitor

    Operating the Monitor CD Software and Utilities The CD that is included with this monitor contains drivers and software that you can install on your computer. Installing Drivers If you determine that you need to update the drivers, you can install the monitor driver INF and ICM files from the CD, or download them from the Internet.
  • Page 24: Front-panel Controls

    NOTE: Ensure that your system meets the requirements. Front-Panel Controls Control buttons (represented by icons) are located on the bottom right of the monitor. Button Icon Description Quick View Opens the OSD Quick View menu where you can select a viewing mode which compliments or optimizes the content you are viewing.
  • Page 25: Using The On-screen Display (osd)

    Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Use the On-Screen Display (OSD) to adjust the screen image based on your viewing preferences. To access the OSD, do the following: NOTE: The OSD is only available if there is at least one active video input selected for viewing on the monitor.
  • Page 26 Icon Main Menu Options Sub-menu Options Description Custom (RGB) Selects and adjusts your own color scales: ● Red Color — Sets your own red color levels. ● Green Color — Sets your own green color levels. ● Blue Color — Sets your own blue color levels.
  • Page 27 Icon Main Menu Options Sub-menu Options Description Custom Scaling Selects the method for formatting information displayed on the monitor. Select: ● Fill to Screen — image fills the entire screen and might look distorted or elongated because of non-proportional scaling of height and width.
  • Page 28 Icon Main Menu Options Sub-menu Options Description Power-On Recall Restores power to the monitor following an unexpected removal of power. Select: ● ● The factory default is On. Mode Display Displays the resolution, refresh rate, and frequency information on the screen each time the OSD Main Menu is accessed.
  • Page 29 Icon Main Menu Options Sub-menu Options Description Sleep Timer Provides the timer-adjustment menu options: ● Set Current Time — Sets the current time in hours and minutes. ● Set Sleep Time — Sets the time you want to place the monitor in sleep mode.
  • Page 30: Identifying Monitor Conditions

    Icon Main Menu Options Sub-menu Options Description Auto-Switch Source Turns the automatic video signal input to On or Off on the system. The factory default is On. Exit Exits the OSD menu screen. Identifying Monitor Conditions Special messages appear on the monitor screen for the following monitor conditions: ●...
  • Page 31: Power-saver Feature

    Power-Saver Feature When the monitor is in normal operating mode, the Power light is Aqua white and the monitor uses the normal watts of power. For power usage, refer to Technical Specifications on page The monitor also supports a power-saver mode that is controlled by the computer. When the monitor is in the reduced-power state, the monitor screen is blank, the backlight is off, the Power light is amber, and the monitor uses minimum power.
  • Page 32: Appendix A Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Solving Common Problems The following table lists possible problems, the possible cause of each problem, and the recommended solutions: Problem Solution Power button LED is not on. Make sure that the Power button is on, and the power cord is connected to a grounded power outlet and to the monitor.
  • Page 33 Problem Solution Screen is black or displaying Check if your monitor and computer support HDCP. Refer to High-Bandwidth Digital Content at a lower resolution while Protection (HDCP) select models on page 12 or displaying high-definition (HD) content. No Audio Make sure that the speaker audio cable and USB power cable are connected directly to the computer.
  • Page 34: Getting Support From

    Getting Support from Before you contact customer service, refer to HP Technical Support at: Select your country/region, and then follow the links to the support page for your monitor. Preparing to Call Technical Support If you cannot solve a problem by using the troubleshooting tips in this section, you might have to call technical support.
  • Page 35: Appendix B Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications All specifications represent the typical specifications provided by HP component manufacturers; performance might vary either higher or lower. HP LCD Monitors Table B-1 2011x/2011s Specifications Specifications Display Type: TFT LCD active matrix Viewable Image Size: 50.8 cm (20.0 in) diagonal Video Input Terminals: VGA and/or DVI Tilt:...
  • Page 36 Table B-1 2011x/2011s Specifications (continued) Specifications Typical Power Consumption: 19.5 watts (W) Sleep Power Consumption: <1 watts (W) Table B-2 2211f/2211x Specifications Specifications Display Type: TFT LCD active matrix Viewable Image Size: 54.61 cm (21.5 in) diagonal Video Input Terminals: VGA, DVI, and HDMI NOTE: HDMI Terminal for the 2211f only...
  • Page 37 Table B-3 2311cm/2311f/2311x Specifications (continued) Specifications Video Input Terminals: VGA, DVI, and HDMI Tilt: 0° to +25° Maximum Weight (unpacked): 4.3 kg (9.5 lb) Dimensions (w x d x h): 557.95 x 159.0 x 416.48 mm (21.97 x 6.26 x 16.40 in) Maximum Graphics Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz Optimum Graphics Resolution:...
  • Page 38 Table B-4 2511x Specifications (continued) Specifications Horizontal Frequency: 24 to 94 kHz Vertical Frequency: 50 to 76 Hz Operating Temperature: 5° to 35° C (41° to 95° F) Non-Operating Temperature: -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F) Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% Non-Operating Humidity: 5% to 95%...
  • Page 39: Preset Video Modes

    Table B-5 2711x Specifications (continued) Specifications Power Source: 100-240 VAC (ca), 50/60 Hz Maximum Power Consumption: 35 watts (W) Typical Power Consumption: 28 watts (W) Sleep Power Consumption: <1 watts (W) Preset Video Modes The monitor automatically recognizes many preset video input modes that will appear properly sized and centered on the screen.
  • Page 40: Entering User Modes

    Table B-8 HDMI High Definition Factory Preset Video Modes (Select Models) Preset HD Video Display Resolution Horizontal Frequency Vertical Frequency Resolution (kHz) (Hz) 480p 720 x 480 31.469 720p60 1280 x 720 576p 720 x 576 31.25 720p50 1280 x 720 37.5 1080p60 1920 x 1080...
  • Page 41: Lcd Monitor Quality And Pixel Policy

    LCD Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy Your LCD monitor uses high-precision technology, manufactured according to high standards, to help guarantee trouble-free performance. Nevertheless, the display might have cosmetic imperfections that appear as small bright or dark spots. This is common to all LCD monitor displays used in products supplied by all vendors and is not specific to your LCD monitor.
  • Page 42: Appendix C Agency Regulatory Notices

    Agency Regulatory Notices Federal Communications Commission Notice 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.
  • Page 43: Canadian Notice

    Hewlett Packard Company P. O. Box 692000, Mail Stop 530113 Houston, Texas 77269-2000 Or, call 1-800-HP-INVENT (1-800 474-6836) For questions regarding this FCC declaration, contact: Hewlett Packard Company P. O. Box 692000, Mail Stop 510101 Houston, Texas 77269-2000 Or, call (281) 514-3333 To identify this product, refer to the Part, Series, or Model number found on the product.
  • Page 44: German Ergonomics Notice

    (If applicable, a 4-digit notified body number is inserted between CE and !). Please refer to the regulatory label provided on the product. The point of contact for regulatory matters is: Hewlett-Packard GmbH, Dept./MS: HQ-TRE, Herrenberger Strasse 140, 71034 Boeblingen, GERMANY. German Ergonomics Notice HP products which bear the "GS"...
  • Page 45: Japanese Power Cord Requirements

    and current rating marked on the product. In addition, the cross-sectional area of the wire must be a minimum of 0.75 mm² or 18 AWG, and the length of the cord must be between 6 feet (1.8 m) and 12 feet (3.6 m).
  • Page 46: Disposal Of Waste Equipment By Users In Private Household In The European Union

    pressing the power/sleep button, receiving an input signal from an input device, receiving an input signal from a network connection with the Wake On LAN (WOL) feature enabled, etc. Additional information on the ENERGY STAR® program, its environmental benefits and the potential energy and financial savings of the power management feature can be found on the EPA ENERGY STAR Power Management Web site at
  • Page 47: Turkey Eee Regulation

    Turkey EEE Regulation In Conformity with the EEE Regulation EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur ENWW Product Environmental Notices...

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