Connecting Your PC or Macintosh Computer
Connecting your PC or Macintosh computer to your plasma
monitor will enable you to display your computer's screen
image for an impressive presentation. The plasma monitor
supports the signals described on page E-43.
To connect a PC, Macintosh or compatible graphics adapter,
1. Turn off the power to your plasma monitor and computer.
2. If your PC does not support SXGA/XGA/SVGA/VGA
you will need to install an SXGA/XGA/SVGA/VGA
graphics board. Consult your computer's owner's manual
for your SXGA/XGA/SVGA/VGA configuration. If you
need to install a new board, see the manual that comes
with your new graphics board for installation instructions.
3. This plasma monitor provides signal compatibility up to
1200 (UXGA). However, it is not
recommended to use this resolution due to image
readability on the monitor's native pixel resolution panel.
4. Use the signal cable to connect your PC or Macintosh
computer to the plasma monitor. For Macintosh, use the
monitor adapter to connect to your computer's video port,
5. Turn on the plasma monitor and the computer.
6. If the plasma monitor goes blank after a period of inactivity,
it may be caused by a screen saver installed on the computer
you've connected to the plasma monitor.
When using a Macintosh with the plasma monitor, the
following four display standards are supported using the
Macintosh adapter :
13" fixed mode
16" fixed mode
19" fixed mode
21" fixed mode
The 13" fixed mode is recommended for your 42Wide VGA,
and the 19" fixed mode is recommended for your 42XGA/
Connections with Equipment that
have a Digital Interface
Connections can be made with equipment that is equipped
with a digital interface compliant with the DVI (Digital
Visual Interface) standard.
* Use a DVI 24-pin signal cable and the ferrite cores
(supplied) when making connections to the RGB3 (DVI)
connector of the main unit.
Note that the RGB3 (DVI) terminal does not support analog
RGB input source.
1. Input TMDS signals conforming to DVI standards.
The TMDS input corresponds to 1 link.
2. To maintain display quality, use a cable with a quality
prescribed by DVI standards that is within 5 meters in length.
Connecting Your Document Camera
You can connect your plasma monitor to a document
camera. To do so, simply:
1. Turn off the power to your plasma monitor and
2. Use a standard video cable to connect your document
camera to the Video input on your plasma monitor.
3. Turn on the plasma monitor and the document camera.
Note: Refer to your document camera owner's manual
for more information about your camera's video output
Connecting Your VCR or Laser Disc
Use common RCA cables (not provided) to connect your
VCR or laser disc player to your plasma monitor. To make
these connections, simply:
1. Turn off the power to your plasma monitor and VCR
or laser disc player.
2. Connect one end of your RCA cable to the video output
connector on the back of your VCR or laser disc player,
connect the other end to the Video input on your plasma
monitor. Use standard RCA audio patch cords to
connect the audio from your VCR or laser disc player
to your plasma monitor (if your VCR or laser disc player
has this capability). Be careful to keep your right and
left channel connections correct for stereo sound.
3. Turn on the plasma monitor and the VCR or laser disc
Note: Refer to your VCR or laser disc player owner's
manual for more information about your equipment's video
Connecting Your DVD Player
You can connect your plasma monitor to a DVD player.
To do so, simply:
1. Turn off the power to your plasma monitor and DVD
2. Use a component video cable to connect your DVD
player to the Y, Cb, and Cr inputs on your plasma
Or use the DVD-player's S-Video output. Use a
standard S-Video cable to connect to the S-Video input
on the plasma monitor.
3. Turn on the plasma monitor and the DVD player.