Using the HP Display Assistant Utility (select models)
HP Display Assistant, included on the software and documentation CD for select models, is a
software utility that guides you through the tuning process with easy to understand instructions and
background patterns designed for each monitor control. It provides:
Accurate screen calibration through the use of step-by-step instruction Wizards to obtain the
best overall image quality.
Software control of the monitor image and color settings to eliminate dependence on the
monitor's front panel buttons and On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
Defined preset display settings for each individual user in a multi-user environment.
Multiple preset display settings for a single user based on content and ambient lighting.
Asset Management and Power Management capabilities that include remote control for
individual or a group of displays on the domain from a centralized console application.
The HP Display Assistant Utility has two modes of operation: Wizard and OSD mode. The preferred
method of use is Wizard mode, which takes you through a step-by-step process to accurately
calibrate the monitor. This method relies on a sequence of steps that will obtain the best display
results when completed.
Refer to the HP Display Assistant 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
(some conditions only apply to select models):
Monitor Status—When the monitor is powered on or when the input source signal is changed, a
Monitor Status message is displayed for five seconds. 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.
Input Signal Out of Range—Indicates the monitor does not support the input signal because
the resolution and/or refresh rate are set higher than the monitor supports (refer to the user
guide for your model for supported settings).
No Source Signal—Indicates the monitor is not receiving a video signal from the PC on the
monitor video input connector. Check to determine if the PC or input signal source is off or in the
power saving mode.
Auto Adjustment in Progress—Indicates the auto-adjustment function is active.
Monitor Going to Sleep—Indicates the screen display is entering a sleep mode.
Check Video Cable—Indicates the video cable is not properly connected to the computer.
Settings Saved as Custom—Indicates that a Custom setting has been saved in the Quick View
sub-menu. This occurs If a preset is selected in the Quick View menu then the Brightness,
Contrast, or Color is also changed in the OSD.
OSD Lockout—The OSD can be enabled or disabled by pressing and holding the
on the front panel for 10 seconds. If the OSD is locked, the warning message OSD Lockout
displays for ten seconds.
If the OSD is locked, press and hold the
If the OSD is unlocked, press and hold the
button for 10 seconds to unlock the OSD.
button for 10 seconds to lock the OSD.
Using and Adjusting the Monitor