USER’S MANUAL 42” WIDE PLASMA DISPLAY PDS4229W Before Use • Safety Precautions ·········································· 2–3 • Features ······························································· 4 • Accessories ·························································· 5 • Handy Tips ··························································· 5 • Installation ··························································· 6 Usage • Part Names and Functions ··························· 7–10 • Using the Remote Control ································ 11 •...
EC Council Directive 73/23/EEC of 19th, February 1973 Place of Issue: United Kingdom Date of Issue: Mar. 2001 Declaration reference: Fujitsu General (U.K) Co. Limited Ground Floor, Elstree House, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts WD6 1LS Tel: 44-208-421-7000 according to EN45014 Fujitsu General (U.K.) Co.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FCC NOTICE • PDS4229W: A Class A digital device This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
– This product is equipped with a three-wire plug. This plug will fit only into a grounded power outlet. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounded plug. –...
FEATURES This display uses a plasma display panel and is only 8.5 cm deep. With its high picture quality and performance, it is perfectly suited for multimedia applications. Variety of input signals • In addition to video, S-video, and RGB (mD-sub Connector), signals, this display supports input of high-quality video signals such as DVD and HDTV.
ACCESSORIES CHECKING ACCESSORIES One remote control Two AA batteries HANDY TIPS • Pictures may become “burnt” into the screen phosphors if the screen is left on for extended periods. To ensure that the display has a prolonged service life, be sure to use a screen orbiter, white screen. This will ensure the same picture or pattern is not constantly displayed for long periods.
INSTALLATION To prevent the display’s internal components from overheating, make sure that the display is installed in a well-ventilated location. Be sure to use the optional stand, wall-mounting unit or the other unit when installing the display. Also, be also sure that your dealer performs the installation.
PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS Front Control Panel (bottom) Warning If the power indicator lamp flashes red, this signifies that the display has developed a problem. When this happens, be sure to remove the power plug from the receptacle and contact your dealer. Leaving the display power ON can result in fire or electric shock. 1 Power indicator lamp This lamp shows the state of the power supply.
PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS (Continued) Bottom 1 Video input terminal (VIDEO INPUT) Connect this terminal to the video output terminal of your VCR or video disk player. 2 S-video input terminal (S-VIDEO INPUT) Connect this terminal to the S-video output terminal of your VCR or video disk player. 3 RS-232C terminal (RS-232C) This terminal is provided for you to control the display from the PC.
Description of Input Terminals RGB input terminal (RGB INPUT/mD-sub) RS-232C terminal (RS-232C) Pin No. Input signal Pin No. — Green Ground Blue — — — Ground Horizontal synchronization (TTL) Ground Vertical synchronization (TTL) Ground — Ground Frame Ground Pin No. Signal DCD (Data Carrier Detect) RD (Received Data)
PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS (Continued) Remote Control PUTTING BATTERIES IN THE REMOTE CONTROL 1 To remove the cover, slide it outwards while pressing it down. Note The remote control will not function properly if the batteries are dead. Be sure to replace them as needed. Make sure that you use replace the batteries with new ones;...
USING THE REMOTE CONTROL PRECAUTIONS To prevent malfunction, be sure not to apply any form of severe shock to the remote control. To prevent malfunction or deformation, be sure not to allow the remote control to become wet; also, keep it away from hot locations or heating equipment.
CONNECTING THE DISPLAY TO EXTERNAL EQUIPMENT Be sure to turn OFF the power to the display and external equipment before making any connections. No cables are supplied with the display for connection to external equipment. The type of cable to be used varies depending on the PC model.
POWER COMPONENT INPUT VIDEO INPUT (color difference input) To receptacle To color To display difference (analog output RGB) output terminal terminal Connection to AV equipment RGB INPUT RS-232C S-VIDEO INPUT To RS-232C To S-video To video output output output terminal terminal terminal Connection to PC...
BASIC OPERATIONS TURNING ON THE POWER * You can also use the switches on the display’s control panel to accomplish these steps. TURNING OFF THE POWER Press The power indicator lamp turns red. Press on the remote control. When you do so, the power indicator lamp turns green.
SELECTING INPUT MODE VIDEO INPUT MODE * You can also use the switches on the display’s control panel to accomplish these steps. RGB INPUT MODE * You can also use the switches on the display’s control panel to accomplish these steps. Press to select a desired input mode.
WATCHING PICTURES ON THE WIDE SCREEN SWITCHING BETWEEN SCREEN SIZES Press The currently selected mode will appear. Press picture mode. Each time you press appears. The sequences used are as follows: When you are in a video and Decoder input mode When you are in an RGB-PC input mode * You can also use the * Depending on the type of signal, some aspects...
SCREEN SIZE Normal Displays pictures of normal size (i.e., a 4:3 aspect ratio). Wide1 Displays natural-looking pictures of standard size on the wide screen. Wide2/Wide Ideal for displaying vertically extended pictures such as squeezed pictures and recorded HDTV programs. Zoom1/Zoom Enlarges horizontally extended pictures equally in all directions to maintain the aspect ratio constant.
HOW TO USE MENUS SELECTING OPTIONS IN A MENU Use the [MODE] button on the display or Press The main menu screen will appear. Press to switch between sub-menus. Each time you press , one of the available menus appears. The corresponding menu screen will appear.
Option Function (1) Contrast Adjusts picture contrast. (2) Brightness Adjusts screen brightness. (3) Color Adjusts color darkness. (for Video, S-video, Comp.video) (4) Tint Adjusts tint. (for Video, S-video, Comp.video) (5) Sharpness Adjusts picture sharpness. (6) Gamma Makes gamma correction. (7) Color Temp. Adjusts color temperature.
HOW TO USE MENUS (Continued) USING THE FEATURES MENUS • FEATURES setup screen has 5 options of Adjustment, Function, On Screen, Input Terminal and Others. • Options with “ ” on the right When you select an option with “ ”, press You can use on this screen to make selections or changes.Press •...
Function Menu(See P . 30.) Option Function (1) Gradation Makes gradation correction. (for RGB) On Screen Menu(See P . 30) Option Function (1) OSD Selects whether to display information other than menus. (2) OSD Rotate Rotates on-screen text. (3) Language Selects language used for menus.
HOW TO USE MENUS (Continued) Others Menu Others Menu screen is divided into the following two screens. Others(1/2) Menu screen Option Function (1) DPMS Specifies time before DPMS starts. Can specify the background color when specifying time. (2) Screen Orbiter Sets up screen orbiter.
USING THE FACTORY DEFAULT MENU • Select FACTORY DEFAULT and execute to restore the adjustment/setting made in the MENU to factory settings. (See P . 36.) FACTORY DEFAULT Menu screen Option Function FACTORY DEFAULT Restores the adjustment/ setting made in the MENU to factory settings.
ADJUSTING PICTURES (PICTURE MENU) BASIC OPERATIONS [EX.: ADJUSTING TINT (Tint)] You can make changes to all picture adjustment options in the PICTURE Menu. The changes you make will be stored for a selected input mode. Therefore, you need to select a desired input mode before making any changes.
• Adjusting Contrast (Contrast) Any value between -30 and +30 can be selected. : Higher contrast : Lower contrast Press to store. • Adjusting Screen Brightness (Brightness) Any value between -60 and +60 can be selected. : Brighter screen : Darker screen Press to store.
ADJUSTING SCREEN POSITION AND SIZE (POSITION/SIZE MENU) BASIC OPERATION [EX.: ADJUSTING HORIZONTAL DIRECTION OF SCREEN POSITION] You can make changes to all screen adjustment options in the POSITION/SIZE Menu. The changes you make will be stored for the selected input mode. Therefore, you need to select a desired input mode before making any changes.
Adjusting Screen Position (Position) Horizontal position (Horizontal) : Moves screen to the right. : Moves screen to the left. Vertical position (Vertical) : Moves screen up. : Moves screen down. Press to store. Adjusting Screen Size (Size) Screen width (Width) : Increases width.
OTHER ADJUSTMENTS (FEATURES MENU) BASIC OPERATION [EX. : SELECTING LANGUAGE (Language)] You can make the following changes in the FEATURES Menu. Press The main menu screen will appear. Press Each time you press menus appears in the following sequence: PICTURE The FEATURES Menu screen will appear.
• FEATURES setup screen has the following 5 options. Adjustment : Can make a fine adjustment of pictures such as Dot clock, Clamp position. Function : Can make a function setting such as Gradation. (See P. 30.) On Screen Menu : Can make a display setting such as OSD, Language. (See P. 30) Input Terminal : Can make an input terminal setting such as Video Input.
OTHER ADJUSTMENTS (FEATURES MENU)(Continued) FUNCTION • Correcting gradation (Gradation) You can use this option to make gradation corrections suitable for still or motion pictures. Each time you press , one of the available choices appears in the following sequence: Motion Still Motion : Suitable for watching motion pictures.
INPUT TERMINAL • Selecting Video Mode (Video Input) You can use this option to select the desired video mode of pictures it will receive to the Video Input terminal. Each time you press , one of the available modes appears in the following sequence: Auto: Automatically selects the video system.
OTHER ADJUSTMENTS (FEATURES MENU)(Continued) INPUT TERMINAL • Selecting D-SUB Input (D-SUB Input) You can use this option to select the signal system it will receive to D-SUB Input terminal. (1) Select D-SUB Input and press D-SUB Input screen appears. (2) Select the signal system to receive. Each time you press , one of the available choices appears in the following sequence: RGB-PC...
• Minimizing phosphor burn-in (Screen Orbiter) You can use this option to move the screen position to minimize phosphor-induced “burning”. Follow the steps below. (1) Select “Screen Orbiter” and press The “Screen Orbiter” setting screen will appear. (2)Press to select “Mode/Time”. (3)Select a desired pattern.
OTHER ADJUSTMENTS (FEATURES MENU)(Continued) • Assigning Numbers to Displays (Monitor No.) When you use two or more displays, you can use a single remote control to control individual displays by assigning a unique number to each of the displays. Each time you press , one of the available numbers appears in the following sequence: You can normally control displays.
• Setting Exhibition Mode (Exhibition Mode) You can use this option to display the enhanced contrast, which is most suitable for the use by unspecified persons. Each time you press , one of the available choices appears in the following sequence: On: Sets up Exhibition mode.
INITIALIZATION OF USER ADJUSTMENT VALUE(FACTORY DEFAULT) You can restore the values of the adjustment/setting made in the MENU to factory settings. * You can also use the switches on the display’s control panel to accomplish these steps. Press The main menu screen will appear. Press to select “FACTORY DEFAULT”...
OPTIONS Wall-mounting unit Vertical: 0 to 5 mounting angle (for both vertical and horizontal) Horizontal: 0 to 15 mounting angle Hanging unit 0 to 15 mounting angle (variable) The pipe is not supplied with the ceiling- hanging unit, so consult your produce dealer. Stand * When installing an option, make sure that all installation requirements for that option (as given in the relevant instruction manual) are met.
FACTORY SETTINGS This display can store parameter settings for four additional signals for RGB. To do this, select a desired signal and follow the instructions in “Adjusting Screen Position and Size” on P. 26–27 to adjust the parameters. When you finish, the settings will be automatically stored. Thus, when the display receives that signal, pictures will be displayed in accordance with the settings you most recently selected.
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE Precautions Be sure to remove the power plug from the receptacle before cleaning the display. Be sure not to clean the display using a cloth dampened with volatile solvents, such as benzene or thinner. Such solvents can harm the display’s cabinet, the filter at the screen front, and the remote control.
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