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HP LP2480zx LCD Monitor
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  • Page 1 HP LP2480zx LCD Monitor User Guide...
  • Page 2 © 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein or for incidental or...
  • Page 3 About This Guide This guide provides information on setting up the 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...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Front Panel Controls ... 22 Adjusting the Monitor Settings ... 23 Using the On-Screen Display Menu ... 23 Using the HP Display Assistant Software ... 28 Identifying Monitor Conditions ... 29 OSD Menu Selections ... 24 Optimizing Digital Conversion ... 28...
  • Page 6 Solving Common Problems ... 42 Using the Worldwide Web ... 43 Preparing to Call Technical Support ... 43 Appendix C Technical Specifications HP LP2480zx Model ... 44 Recognizing Preset Display Resolutions ... 46 Entering User Modes ... 47 Energy Saver Feature ... 47 Appendix D Agency Regulatory Notices Federal Communications Commission Notice ...
  • Page 7: Product Features

    Product Features HP LP2480zx Model The LCD (liquid crystal display) monitor has an active matrix, thin-film transistor (TFT) panel. The monitor features include: ● RGB LED backlight for wider color gamut support, better color and luminance uniformity on the screen, and better color and luminance stability ●...
  • Page 8 Height adjustment, tilt, and swivel for support of the best ergonomic setup of the monitor ● Integrated sensor for support of auto-pivot with HP Display Assistant software so that when the display panel is rotated, the video automatically switches to portrait mode ●...
  • Page 9 On-Screen Display (OSD) adjustments in several languages for ease of setup and screen optimization ● Software and documentation CD that includes HP Display Assistant software, monitor driver software, and product documentation ● Energy saver feature to meet requirements for reduced power consumption ●...
  • Page 10: Safety And Maintenance Guidelines

    Damage Replacement Policy so you can replace the equipment, if surge protection fails. Use the appropriate and correctly sized furniture designed to properly support your HP LCD monitor. Chapter 2 Safety and Maintenance Guidelines in Appendix C.
  • Page 11: Maintenance Guidelines

    Do not open the monitor cabinet or attempt to service this product yourself. Adjust only those controls that are covered in the operating instructions. If the monitor is not operating properly or has been dropped or damaged, contact an authorized HP dealer, reseller, or service provider. ●...
  • Page 12: Cleaning The Monitor

    Cleaning the Monitor Turn off the monitor and the computer. Unplug the monitor from the wall outlet. Clean the monitor plastics with a clean cloth dampened with water. Clean the monitor screen with an antistatic screen cleaner. CAUTION: Do not use benzene, thinner, ammonia, or any other volatile substances to clean the monitor or the screen.
  • Page 13: Setting Up The Monitor

    Setting Up the Monitor To set up the monitor, ensure that the power is turned off to the monitor, computer system, and other attached devices, then follow the instructions below. NOTE: Be sure the master power switch, located on the rear panel of the monitor, is in the off position. The master power switch turns off all power to the monitor.
  • Page 14: Rear Components

    NOTE: Be sure the pedestal base is securely locked before continuing with the setup. Rear Components Figure 3-2 Rear Components Table 3-1 HP LP2480zx Rear Components Component USB Downstream Connectors (side panel) Cable Lock Provision DisplayPort Connector HDMI Connector DVI-I Connectors...
  • Page 15: Selecting And Connecting The Signal Cables

    Selecting and Connecting the Signal Cables The monitor features two DVI-I connectors capable of supporting either analog or digital input, one DisplayPort connector, one HDMI connector, one set of Component connectors, one S-Video connector, and one Composite connector. The monitor will automatically select an active signal on the DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort inputs. The Component, S-Video, and Composite inputs must be selected manually.
  • Page 16: Cable Management

    Table 3-2 Signal Connectors and Cables (continued) Input Monitor Connector and Cable Plug S-Video Composite Cable Management Before connecting the cables, route them through the opening on the neck of the monitor's pedestal. Figure 3-3 Using the Cable Management Feature Chapter 3 Setting Up the Monitor Connection Description Connect an S-Video cable to the S-Video connector on the monitor and...
  • Page 17: Connecting The Monitor Power

    Connecting the Monitor Power Place the monitor in a convenient, well-ventilated location near the computer. Connect one end of the power cable to the AC power connector on the back of the monitor (1), and the other end to an electrical wall outlet (2). Figure 3-4 Connecting the Power Cable WARNING!
  • Page 18: Connecting Usb Devices

    Connecting USB Devices The monitor provides four USB connectors on the side panel that can be used to connect devices such as a digital camera, USB keyboard, or USB mouse. Connect one end of the USB hub cable to the USB connector on the rear panel of the computer, and the other end to the upstream USB connector on the monitor.
  • Page 19 Swivel the monitor to the left or right for the best viewing angle. Figure 3-7 Swiveling the Monitor Adjust the monitor's height so that it is parallel to your eye height for a comfortable viewing position. WARNING! A lock-down/release button on the front of the column prevents the display panel from sliding up when the monitor is lifted.
  • Page 20: Turning On The Monitor

    Pivoting the Monitor NOTE: To view information on the screen in portrait mode, you will need to install the HP Display Assistant software included on the software and documentation CD. The position of the OSD menu can also be rotated to portrait mode. To rotate the OSD menu, press the Menu button on the monitor's front panel, then select OSD Control >...
  • Page 21: Using The Accessory Rails

    Using the Accessory Rails The monitor features accessory rails on the rear that may be used to mount optional devices, such as the HP speaker bar, to the LCD monitor. Refer to the documentation included with the optional device for detailed mounting instructions.
  • Page 22: Mounting The Monitor

    Removing the Monitor from the Pedestal Base Mounting the Monitor The HP Quick Release can be removed from the pedestal base and installed on a mounting fixture. It allows you to quickly and securely attach the monitor panel to the mounting fixture.
  • Page 23 The Quick Release can also be installed directly to a wall to mount the monitor panel. It is designed to support a maximum of up to 10.9 kg (24 lbs). If you are mounting to a wall, HP recommends that you consult with a qualified engineering, architectural, or construction professional to determine the appropriate type and quantity of mounting fasteners required for your application and to ensure that the mounting solution is properly installed to support applied loads.
  • Page 24: Locating The Rating Labels

    The rating labels on the monitor provide the spare part number, product number, and serial number. You may need these numbers when contacting HP about the monitor model. The rating labels are located on the rear of the monitor display panel.
  • Page 25: Operating The Monitor

    PDF Complete is supplied on this CD and can be installed from the menu. NOTE: If the monitor does not include a CD, the .INF and .ICM files can be downloaded from the HP monitors support Web site. See The Information File The .INF file defines monitor resources used by Microsoft Windows operating systems to ensure monitor...
  • Page 26: Installing The .inf And .icm Files

    Refer to the Monitor Driver Software Readme file on the CD. Downloading from the Worldwide Web To download the latest version of .INF and .ICM files from the HP monitors support Web site: Refer to
  • Page 27: Using The Auto-adjustment Function

    Using the Auto-Adjustment Function You can optimize the screen performance for VGA (analog) input by using the - (Minus) button on the monitor and the auto-adjustment pattern software utility on the CD provided. Do not use this procedure if the monitor is using a DVI-D, HDMI, or DisplayPort input. If the monitor is using a VGA (analog) input, this procedure can correct the following image quality conditions: ●...
  • Page 28: Front Panel Controls

    Front Panel Controls Table 4-1 Monitor Front Panel Controls Control Function Input (Plus) – (Minus) Menu/Select Power LED Power Chapter 4 Operating the Monitor Function Performs the function set in the OSD menu (OSD Control > Function Control). Selects the video input (DVI-1, DVI-2, HDMI, DisplayPort, Component, S-Video, or Composite).
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Monitor Settings

    Adjusting the Monitor Settings The monitor settings can be adjusted from the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu or from the HP Display Assistant software. NOTE: If you are having a problem with the monitor settings, select the Factory Reset option in the OSD menu to see if that solves the problem before adjusting other settings in the OSD menu.
  • Page 30: Osd Menu Selections

    OSD Menu Selections The following table lists the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu selections and their functional descriptions. After changing an OSD menu item, and if the menu screen has these options, you may choose to: ● Cancel—to return to the previous menu level. ●...
  • Page 31 Table 4-2 OSD Menu (continued) Icon Main Menu Submenu Clock Clock Phase Black Level OverDrive Saturation PIP Control PIP Mode PIP Position Sub Picture Select Description ● Fill to Screen—image fills the entire screen and may look distorted or elongated because of non-proportional scaling of height and width ●...
  • Page 32 Table 4-2 OSD Menu (continued) Icon Main Menu Language Management OSD Control Chapter 4 Operating the Monitor Submenu Description Selects the language in which the OSD menu is displayed. The factory default is English. Selects the power management features of the monitor. Power Saver Enables the power saving feature.
  • Page 33 Table 4-2 OSD Menu (continued) Icon Main Menu Submenu Horizontal OSD Position Vertical OSD Position Function Control Monitor Status Message Warning Messages Calibration Limit OSD Button Labels Mode Display OSD Transparency OSD Timeout OSD Rotation Video Input Control DVI-1 Analog/Digital DVI-2 Analog/Digital HDMI DisplayPort...
  • Page 34: Optimizing Digital Conversion

    Factory Reset menu in the on-screen display. Using the HP Display Assistant Software HP Display Assistant software, included on the software and documentation CD, is a software utility that guides you through the tuning process with easy to understand instructions and background patterns designed for each monitor control.
  • Page 35: Identifying Monitor Conditions

    ● Theft deterrence to help reduce unauthorized relocation of the monitor. NOTE: Refer to the HP Display Assistant software user guide for additional information about the software. Identifying Monitor Conditions Special messages will appear on the monitor screen when identifying the following monitor conditions: ●...
  • Page 36: Sleep Timer Mode

    ● Scanning Inputs. Please Wait—Indicates the monitor is in the process of scanning the DVI (analog and digital), DisplayPort, and HDMI inputs. ● Color Gamut Remapping Enabled—Indicates the color gamut remapping has been enabled because the monitor video input or video signal changed from YUV to an RGB signal. ●...
  • Page 37: Recommended Options

    For best color performance, HP recommends the monitor be used in an environment with minimal ambient light. If the monitor is used in a typical office environment with bright overhead lights, HP recommends using a monitor hood to minimize ambient light. For more information on the monitor hood, refer to
  • Page 38: Appendix A Advanced Color Management Features And Usage

    709, this enables accurate emulation of these standards by means of gamut- adaptation capabilities built into the monitor. NOTE: In the earlier 1931 CIE xy space, the gamut area of the LP2480zx is 110% that of the 1953 NTSC gamut. ●...
  • Page 39: Color Gamut And Color Space Coverage

    Transfer Function (Gamma) on page 39 † The Digital Cinema/SMPTE-431-2 reference projector gamut is not fully enclosed by the LP2480zx’s native gamut; when set to the DCI preset, the monitor will provide as accurate an emulation of this space as possible within its available gamut. The difference is primarily along the red-green edge of the DCI gamut, as the DCI red and green primaries are slightly outside the LP2480zx gamut.
  • Page 40: Color Space Emulation

    Color Space Diagram Color Space Emulation As noted earlier, the LP2480zx has the capability of emulating a display that conforms to a number of standard output device specifications, such as sRGB, Adobe RGB, and et cetera. This emulation includes matching the specified primaries, transfer function (gamma), white point, and, where appropriate, white level (luminance) of the target specification.
  • Page 41 In essence, the R′, G′, and B′ values may be seen as “gain controls” on three light sources whose peak outputs are described as (X the LCD module used in the LP2480zx monitor – of course has its own native characteristics which may be modeled as described above. The problem of emulating a different (presumably, standard) output device characteristic is then one of adding a “transform”...
  • Page 42 γ D(R,G,B) The complete transform block (plus the LCD module) as implemented in the LP2480zx monitor is then: Figure A-5 Color Space Conversion Hardware in the LP2480zx...
  • Page 43: Summary Of Color Space Selection Availability

    “front end” electronics, in addition to the usual scaler/controller functions of a standard monitor. Due to the limitations imposed by the components used in the LP2480zx front end, full color space emulation functionality is not available on the analog composite, component, or S-Video inputs*; it is, however, fully supported when using the DVI-I (both analog and digital sections), HDMI, and DisplayPort inputs IF the input video is provided using RGB encoding.
  • Page 44: 10 Bits/color Lcd Module

    LCD module is used to provide more accurate color within the selected standard color space. However, 30-bit sources may also be directly supported using the DisplayPort 1.1 and HDMI 1.3 inputs only. This will be of greatest benefit when the LP2480zx is used in the wider-gamut modes (such as Full, Adobe RGB, DCI).
  • Page 45: Transfer Function (gamma)

    CRT displays. (At the low end of this range, the monitor’s black level will typically be approximately 0.05 cd/m As with several other parameters set in the color space presets, the programming of the backlight controller is managed either through the LP2480zx’s on-screen display (OSD), or by using the HP Display Assistant software. Transfer Function (Gamma)
  • Page 46 )/(1 + A γ The response of the LP2480zx is automatically set to the correct standard as part of the color-space selection, using either the on-screen display (OSD) or using the HP Display Assistant software, or using the optional HP/X-Rite color calibration tools. Independently programming a custom response (as in the case of the user-defined custom color space preset) requires use of the HP/X-Rite calibration tools.
  • Page 47 Full * Note that in “full gamut” mode, the color space emulation capabilities of the LP2480zx monitor are used to correct any deviations in the LCD’s native performance from its nominal specified values. The color gamut, white point, and response curve seen in this mode are therefore those of the LCD panel itself, but corrected to their nominal values as accurately as possible.
  • Page 48: Appendix B Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Solving Common Problems The following table lists possible problems, the possible cause of each problem, and the recommended solutions. Problem Screen is blank. Monitor will not turn on. Image appears blurred, indistinct, or too dark. Image is not centered Check Video Cable is displayed on screen.
  • Page 49: Using The Worldwide Web

    For the online access to technical support information, self-solve tools, online assistance, community forums of IT experts, broad mutlivendor knowledge base, monitoring and diagnostic tools, go to Preparing to Call Technical Support If you cannot solve a problem using the trouble shooting tips in this section, you may need to call technical support.
  • Page 50: Appendix C Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications NOTE: All performance specifications are provided by the component manufacturers. Performance specifications represent the highest specification of all HP's component manufacturers' typical level specifications for performance and actual performance may vary either higher or lower. HP LP2480zx Model...
  • Page 51 Table C-1 HP LP2480zx Model Specifications (continued) Power Source Altitude: Operating Storage Power Consumption (maximum) Input Terminal 90 — 265 VAC, 45–63 Hz 0 to 3657.6 m 0 to 12192 m <90 watts Two DVI-I connectors with DVI-I to DVI-D and DVI- I to VGA cables included;...
  • Page 52: Recognizing Preset Display Resolutions

    The display resolutions listed below are the most commonly used modes and are set as factory defaults. This monitor automatically recognizes these preset modes and they will appear properly sized and centered on the screen. Table C-2 LP2480zx Model Factory Preset Display Modes Preset Pixel Format 640 × 480 640 ×...
  • Page 53: Entering User Modes

    Table C-3 LP2480zx Model High Definition Video Formats Preset Timing Name 480i 480p 720p60 1080i60 576i 576p 720p50 1080i50 1080p60 1080p50 Entering User Modes The video controller signal may occasionally call for a mode that is not preset if: ●...
  • Page 54: Appendix D 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 55: 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 56: German Ergonomics Notice

    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). If you have questions about the type of power cord to use, contact an authorized HP service provider.
  • Page 57: Product Environmental Notices

    Do not use the power cord received with this product on any other products. Product Environmental Notices Materials Disposal This HP product contains mercury in the fluorescent lamp in the display LCD that might require special handling at end-of-life. Disposal of this material can be regulated because of environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, contact the local authorities or the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)
  • Page 58 11363-2006 11363-2006 Appendix D Agency Regulatory Notices...
  • Page 59: Appendix E Lcd Monitor Quality And Pixel Policy

    This is common to all LCD displays used in products supplied by all vendors and is not specific to the HP LCD. These imperfections are caused by one or more defective pixels or sub-pixels.

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