Download Print this page

Dell P2214H User Manual

Hide thumbs


User's Guide
Dell P2214H
Dell P2414H
Model No.: P2214H / P2414H
Regulatory model: P2214Hb / P2214Hb



  Related Manuals for Dell P2214H

  Summary of Contents for Dell P2214H

  • Page 1 User’s Guide Dell P2214H Dell P2414H Model No.: P2214H / P2414H Regulatory model: P2214Hb / P2214Hb...
  • Page 2 Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft and Windows are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft. Corporation in the United States and/or other countries, Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents About Your Monitor ..... . Package Contents ......Product Features .
  • Page 4 ......Contacting Dell ......
  • Page 5: About Your Monitor

    Package Contents Your monitor ships with the components shown below. Ensure that you have received all the components and Contacting Dell if something is missing. NOTE: Some items may be optional and may not ship with your monitor. Some features or media may not be available in certain countries.
  • Page 6: Product Features

    • Product and Safety Information Guide Product Features The Dell P2214H/P2414H flat panel display has an active matrix, Thin-Film Transistor (TFT), Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and LED backlight. The monitor features include: • P2214H: 54.61 cm (21.5-inch) viewable area display (measured diagonally).
  • Page 7: Identifying Parts And Controls

    • Software and documentation media includes an Information File (INF), Image Color Matching File (ICM), and product documentation. • Dell Display Manager Software included (comes in the CD shipped with the monitor). • Energy Saver feature for Energy Star compliance.
  • Page 8: Back View

    Barcode serial number label Refer to this label if you need to contact Dell for technical support. Dell Soundbar mounting slots Attaches the optional Dell Soundbar. Cable management slot Use to organize cables by placing them through the slot. About Your Monitor...
  • Page 9: Side View

    Side View Bottom View Bottom view without monitor stand Label Description AC power cord Connect the power cable. connector DP connector Connect your computer with DP cable. DVI connector Connect your computer with DVI cable. VGA connector Connect your computer with VGA cable. USB upstream port Connect the USB cable that came with your monitor to the monitor and the computer.
  • Page 10: Monitor Specifications

    16.7 million colors Color gamut CIE1931 (72%)* CIE1931 (72%)** *[P2214H] color gamut (typical) is based on CIE1976 (85%) and CIE1931 (72%) test standards. **[P2414H] color gamut (typical) is based on CIE1976 (86%) and CIE1931 (72%) test standards. About Your Monitor...
  • Page 11: Resolution Specifications

    Resolution Specifications Model P2214H P2414H Horizontal scan range 30 kHz to 83 kHz 30 kHz to 83 kHz (automatic) (automatic) Vertical scan range 56 Hz to 76 Hz (automatic) 56 Hz to 76 Hz (automatic) Maximum preset resolution 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz...
  • Page 12: Electrical Specifications

    Electrical Specifications Model P2214H/P2414H Video input signals • Analog RGB, 0.7 Volts +/- 5%, positive polarity at 75 ohm input impedance • Digital DVI-D TMDS, 600 mV for each differential line, positive polarity at 50 ohm input impedance • DP 1.2 signal input support*...
  • Page 13: Environmental Characteristics

    Black Frame - 5~8% gloss Black Frame - 5~8% gloss unit (max.) unit (max.) Environmental Characteristics Model P2214H/P2414H Temperature Operating 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F) Non-operating • Storage: -20 °C to 60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F) •...
  • Page 14: Power Management Modes

    Horizontal Vertical Video Power Power Consumption Modes Sync Sync Indicator Normal Active Active Active White P2214H P2414H operation 42 W (maximum)** 45 W (maximum)** 26 W (typical) 28 W (typical) Active-off Inactive Inactive Blanked White Less than 0.3 W Less than 0.3 W...
  • Page 15: Pin Assignments

    * Zero power consumption in OFF mode can only be achieved by disconnecting the main cable from the monitor. ** Maximum power consumption with max luminance, and USB active. Pin Assignments VGA Connector 15-pin Side of the Number Connected Signal Cable Video-Red Video-Green Video-Blue...
  • Page 16 DVI Connector 24-pin Side of the Number Connected Signal Cable TMDS RX2­ TMDS RX2+ TMDS Ground Floating Floating DDC Clock DDC Data Floating TMDS RX1­ TMDS RX1+ TMDS Ground Floating Floating +5 V/+3.3 V power Self test Hot Plug Detect TMDS RX0­...
  • Page 17: Plug And Play Capability

    DisplayPort Connector 20-pin Side of the Connected Number Signal Cable ML0(p) ML0(n) ML1(p) ML1(n) ML2(p) ML2(n) ML3(p) ML3(n) AUX(p) AUX(n) Re-PWR Plug and Play Capability You can install the monitor in any Plug and Play-compatible system. The monitor automatically provides the computer system with its Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) using Display Data Channel (DDC) protocols so the system can configure itself and optimize the monitor settings.
  • Page 18: Universal Serial Bus (Usb) Interface

    Universal Serial Bus (USB) Interface This section gives you information about the USB ports that are available on the monitor. NOTE: This monitor supports High-Speed Certified USB 2.0 interface. Transfer Speed Data Rate Power Consumption High speed 480 Mbps 2.5 W (Max, each port) Full speed 12 Mbps 2.5 W (Max, each port)
  • Page 19: Lcd Monitor Quality And Pixel Policy

    During the LCD Monitor manufacturing process, it is not uncommon for one or more pixels to become fixed in an unchanging state which are hard to see and do not affect the display quality or usability. For more information on Dell Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy, see Dell Support site at:
  • Page 20 • Use a lightly-dampened, warm cloth to clean the monitor. Avoid using detergent of any kind as some detergents leave a milky film on the monitor. • If you notice white powder when you unpack your monitor, wipe it off with a cloth.
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Monitor

    Setting Up the Monitor Attaching the Stand NOTE: The stand is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory. NOTE: This is applicable for a monitor with a stand. When any other stand is bought, please refer to the respective stand setup guide for the set up instructions. To attach the monitor stand: 1. Remove the cover and place the monitor on it.
  • Page 22 Connecting the blue VGA cable Connecting the white DVI cable Connecting the black DisplayPort cable CAUTION: The graphics are used for the purpose of illustration only. Appearance of the computer may vary. Setting Up the Monitor...
  • Page 23: Organizing Your Cables

    Connecting the USB cable After you have completed connecting the VGA/DVI/DP cable, follow the procedures below to connect the USB cable to the computer and complete your monitor setup: 1. Connect the upstream USB port (cable supplied) to an appropriate USB port on your computer.
  • Page 24: Removing The Monitor Stand

    Attaching the Cable Cover The Cable Cover is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory. 1. Fit the two tabs on the bottom part of the Cable Cover to the groove on the back of the monitor. 2. Press the Cable Cover till it snaps into place. Removing the Monitor Stand NOTE: To prevent scratches on the LCD screen while removing the stand, ensure that the monitor is placed on a soft, clean surface.
  • Page 25: Wall Mounting (Optional)

    Wall Mounting (Optional) (Screw dimension: M4 x 10 mm). Refer to the instructions that come with the VESA-compatible wall mounting kit. 1. Place the monitor panel on a soft cloth or cushion on a stable, flat table. 2. Remove the stand. 3. Use a Phillips crosshead screwdriver to remove the four screws securing the plastic cover.
  • Page 26 Setting Up the Monitor...
  • Page 27: Operating The Monitor

    Operating the Monitor Power On the Monitor Press the button to turn on the monitor. Using the Front Panel Controls Use the control buttons on the front of the monitor to adjust the characteristics of the image being displayed. As you use these buttons to adjust the controls, an OSD shows the numeric values of the characteristics as they change.
  • Page 28: Front Panel Button

    Use this button to directly access the Brightness/Contrast menu. Shortcut key/ Brightness/ Contrast Use the MENU button to launch the On-Screen Display (OSD) and select the OSD Menu. See Accessing the Menu System. Menu Use this button to go back to the main menu or exit the OSD main menu.
  • Page 29: Using The On-Screen Display (Osd) Menu

    Use the OK button to confirm your selection. Use the Back button to go back to the previous menu. Back Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu Accessing the Menu System NOTE: If you change the settings and then either proceed to another menu or exit the OSD menu, the monitor automatically saves those changes.
  • Page 30 Main Menu for digital (DVI) input Main Menu for digital (DP) input NOTE: Auto Adjust is only available when you use the analog (VGA) connector. Press the and buttons to move betw een the setting options. As you move from one icon to another, the option name is highlighted. See the following table for a complete list of all the options available for the monitor.
  • Page 31 Press to enter the slide bar and then use the buttons, according to the indicators on the menu, to make your changes. Select the button to return to the main menu. Operating the Monitor...
  • Page 32 Icon Menu and Description Submenus Brightness/ Use this menu to activate Brightness/Contrast adjustment. Contrast Brightness Brightness adjusts the luminance of the backlight. Press the button to increase the brightness and press the button to decrease the brightness (min. 0 / max 100). NOTE: Brightness Energy...
  • Page 33 Input Source Use the Input Source menu to select between the different video signals that may be connected to your monitor. Auto Select to select Auto Select, the monitor scans for available input Press sources. Select the VGA input when you are using the analog (VGA) connector. Press to select the VGA input source.
  • Page 34 Color Use Color Settings to adjust the color setting mode. Settings Input Color Allows you to set the video input mode to: Format RGB: Select this option if your monitor is connected to a computer or DVD player using the VGA and DVI cable. YPbPr: Select this option if your monitor is connected to a DVD player by YPbPr to VGA, or YPbPr to DVI cable;...
  • Page 35 Preset Modes When you select Preset Modes, you can choose Standard, Multimedia, Movie, Game, Text, Warm, Cool or Custom Color from the list. • Standard: Loads the monitor's default color settings. This is the default preset mode. • Multimedia: Loads color settings ideal for multimedia applications. •...
  • Page 36 Image Makes upsized images higher quality by removing image fading and roughness of edge. Enhance NOTE: Image Enhance Standard Multimedia Movie Game Reset Color Reset your monitor color settings to the factory settings. Settings Display Use the Display Settings to adjust image. Settings Aspect Ratio Adjusts the image ratio to Wide 16:9, 4:3, or 5:4.
  • Page 37 Energy Settings Energy Smart To turn on or off dynamic dimming. The dynamic dimming feature automatically reduces the screen's brightness level when the displayed image contains a high proportion of bright areas. Power Allows you to set the power LED indicator on or off to save energy. Button LED USB Allows you to enable or disable USB function during monitor standby...
  • Page 38: Menu Settings

    Menu Select this option to adjust the settings of the OSD, such as, the languages of the OSD, the amount of time the menu remains on Settings screen, and so on. Language Language options set the OSD display to one of the eight languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese or Japanese).
  • Page 39 Other Settings DDC/CI DDC/CI (Display Data Channel/Command Interface) allows your monitor parameters (brightness, color balance, and etc.) to be adjustable via the software on your computer. You can disable this feature by selecting Disable. Enable this feature for best user experience and optimum performance of your monitor.
  • Page 40 Helps reduce minor cases of image retention. Depending on the degree of image retention, the program may take some time to run. Conditioning You can enable this feature by selecting Enable. Reset all settings under the Other Settings menu to the factory preset Reset Other values.
  • Page 41 OSD Warning Messages When the Energy Smart or Dynamic Contrast feature is enabled (in these preset modes: Game or Movie), the manual brightness adjustment is disabled. When the monitor does not support a particular resolution mode, you will see the following message: This means that the monitor cannot synchronize with the signal that it is receiving from the computer.
  • Page 42 When the monitor enters the Power Save mode, the following message appears: Activate the computer and wake up the monitor to gain access to the OSD. If you press any button other than the power button, one of the following messages will appear depending on the selected input: VGA/DVI-D/DP input If either VGA, DVI-D, or DP input is selected and the corresponding cable is not...
  • Page 43: Setting The Maximum Resolution

    Depending on your computer, complete one of the following procedures: If you have a Dell desktop or portable computer: • Go to, enter your service tag, and download the latest driver for your graphics card. If you are using a non-Dell computer (portable or desktop): •...
  • Page 44: Vertical Extension

    Using the Tilt, Swivel, and Vertical Extension NOTE: This is applicable for a monitor with a stand. When any other stand is bought, please refer to the respective stand setup guide for set up instructions. Tilt, Swivel With the stand attached to the monitor, you can tilt and swivel the monitor for the most comfortable viewing angle.
  • Page 45: Rotating The Monitor

    Extension) and fully tilted up to avoid hitting the bottom edge of the monitor. To use the Display Rotation function (Landscape versus Portrait view) with your Dell computer, you require an updated graphics driver that is not included with this monitor.
  • Page 46: Adjusting The Rotation Display Settings Of Your System

    After you have rotated your monitor, you need to complete the procedure below to adjust the Rotation Display Settings of your system. If you are using the monitor with a non-Dell computer, you need to go the graphics driver website or your computer manufacturer website for information on rotating the 'contents' on your display.
  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Safety Instructions. Self-Test Your monitor provides a self-test feature that allows you to check whether your monitor is functioning properly. If your monitor and computer are properly connected but the monitor screen remains dark, run the monitor self-test by performing the following steps: 1. Turn off both your computer and the monitor.
  • Page 48: Built-In Diagnostics

    4. This box also appears during normal system operation, if the video cable becomes disconnected or damaged. 5. Turn off your monitor and reconnect the video cable; then turn on both your computer and the monitor. If your monitor screen remains blank after you use the previous procedure, check your video controller and computer, because your monitor is functioning properly.
  • Page 49: Common Problems

    3. Press and hold Button 1 and Button 4 on the side panel simultaneously for 2 seconds. A gray screen appears. 4. Carefully inspect the screen for abnormalities. 5. Press Button 4 on the front panel again. The color of the screen changes to red. 6. Inspect the display for any abnormalities.
  • Page 50 • Cycle power on-off. spots • Pixel that is permanently off is a natural defect that can occur in LCD technology. • For more information on Dell Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy, see Dell Support site at: support/monitors. Stuck-on Pixels LCD screen has •...
  • Page 51: Product Specific Problems

    Missing Color Picture missing • Perform monitor self-test feature check. color • Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor to the computer is connected properly and is secure. • Check for bent or broken pins in the video cable connector. Wrong Color Picture color not •...
  • Page 52: Universal Serial Bus (Usb) Specific Problems

    Universal Serial Bus (USB) Specific Problems Specific What You Possible Solutions Symptoms Experience USB interface is USB peripherals • Check that your monitor is turned on. not working are not working • Reconnect the upstream cable to your computer. • Reconnect the USB peripherals (downstream connector). •...
  • Page 53: Appendix

    For customers in the United States, call 800-WWW-DELL (800-999-3355). NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog. Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options.
  • Page 54 2. After installing the drivers for your graphics adapter, attempt to set the resolution to 1920 x 1080 again. NOTE: If you are unable to set the resolution to 1920 x 1080, please contact Dell™ to inquire about a graphics adapter that supports these resolutions.

This manual is also suitable for: