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****** Page 1 ****** VS278 series LCD Monitor User Guide HIGH DEFINITION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE

****** Page 2 ****** First Edition June 2012 Copyright 0 2012 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved. No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (“ASUS”) Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or alered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing byASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing. ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IN NO EVENT SHALL ASUS, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS. LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT OR ERROR IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL ARE FURNISHED FOR INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR INACCURACIES THAT MAY APPEAR IN THIS MANUAL, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED IN IT Products and corporate names appearing in this manual may or may not be registered trademarks or copyrights of their respective companies, and are used only for identification or explanation nd to the owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.

****** Page 3 ****** Contents Notices…………………………………………………………………………………………… • Safety information Care & Cleaning vi Takeback Services vii Chapter 1: Product introduction 1.1 1.2 1-1 Welcome! 1-1 Package contents 1.3.1 1.3.2 1.3.3 Chapter 2: Front view ….. ….. ….. ….. ……………………. Back view… QuickFit Function . Setup 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Assembling the monitor arm/base ….. ….. ….. ….. ……………………. 2 1 Adjusting the monitor………………………………….. Detaching the arm/base (for VESA wall mount) . 1-2 1-3 . 1-4 . 2-1 2-2 Connecting the cables Turning on the monitor……………………………… Chapter 3: General instructions 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 OSD (On-Screen Display) menu 3-1 3.1.1 How to reconfigure . 3-1 3.1.2 OSD function introduction. 3-1 Specifications summary ….. ….. ….. ….. ………………………………….. 3 4 Troubleshooting (FAQ) 3-5 Supported operating modes 3-6 iii

****** Page 4 ****** Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 1 5 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment hæ been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Clæs B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reæonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. Canadian Department of Communications Statement This digital apparatus does not exceed the Clæs B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference – Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement sur le matériel brouiller du Canada. iv

****** Page 5 ****** Safety information Before setting up the monitor, carefully read all the documentation that came with the package. To prevent fire or shock hazard, never expose the monitor to rain or moisture. Never try to open the monitor cabinet. The dangerous high voltages inside the monitor may result in serious physical injury. If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately. Slots and openings on the back or top of the cabinet are provided for ventilation. Do not block these slots. Never place this product near or over a radiator or heat source unless proper ventilation is provided. The monitor should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your dealer or local power company. Use the appropriate power plug which complies with your local power standard. Do not overload power strips and extention cords. Overloading can result in fire or electric shock. Avoid dustJ humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the monitor in any area where it may become wet. Place the monitor on a stable surface. Unplug the unit during a lightning storm or if it will not be used for a long period of time. This will protect the monitor from damage due to power surges. Never push objects or spill liquid of any kind into the slots on the monitor cabinet. To ensure satisfactory operation, use the monitor only with UL listed computers which have appropriate configured receptacles marked between 100-240V AC. If you encounter technical problems with the monitor, contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. Adjustment of the volume control well as the equalizer to other settings than the center position may increase the ear-/headphones output voltage and therefore the sound pressure level. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical, electronic equipment, and mercury-containing button cell battery) should not be placed in municipal waste. Please check local regulations for disposal of electronic products. AEEE yönetmeliéine uygundur

****** Page 6 ****** Care & Cleaning Before you lift or reposition your monitor, it is better to disconnect the cables and power cord. Follow the correct lifting techniques when positioning the monitor. When lifting or carrying the monitor J grasp the edges of the monitor. Do not lift the display by the stand or the cord. Cleaning. Turn your monitor off and unplug the power cord. Clean the monitor surface with a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed with a cloth dampened with mild cleaner. Avoid using a cleaner containing alcohol or acetone. Use a cleaner intended for use with the monitor. Never spray cleaner directly on the screem as it may drip inside the monitor and cause an electric shock. The following symptoms are normal with the monitor: The screen may flicker during the initial use due to the nature of the fluorescent light. Turn off the Power Switch and turn it on again to make sure that the flicker disappears. You may find slightly uneven brightness on the screen depending on the desktop pattern you use. When the same image is displayed for hours, an afterimage of the previous screen may remain after switching the image. The screen will recover slowly or you can turn off the Power Switch for hours. When the screen becomes black or flæhes, or cannot work anymore, contact your dealer or service center to fix it. Do not repair the screen by yourself! Conventions used in this guide WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task. IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a tæk. NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a tæk. vi

****** Page 7 ****** Where to find more information Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. 1. 2. ASUS websites The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard package. Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for our customers to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries and other components well the packaging materials. Pleæe go to csr.æ for detail recycling information in different region. vii

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****** Page 9 ****** 1.1 Welcome! Thank you for purchasing the ASUS@LCD monitor! The latest widescreen LCD monitor from ASUS provides a crisper, broader, and brighter display, plus a host of features that enhance your viewing experience. With these featuresJ you can enjoy the convenience and delightful visual experience that the monitor brings to you! 1.2 Package contents Check your package for the following items: LCD monitor Monitor base Quick start guide Warranty card Power cord VGA cable Audio cable HDMI-DVI cable If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately. ASUS VS278 Series LCD Monitor 1-1

****** Page 10 ****** 1.3 1.3.1 Monitor introduction Front view O MENU O O O Q) O O O O @ button: O 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1-2 • Activates the QuickFit function.(Please refer to 1.3.3 QuickFit Function). button: Selects a desired preset mode. Exits the OSD menu or goes back to the previous menu when the OSD menu is active. • Automatically adjusts the image to its optimized position, clock, and phæe by pressing this button for 2-4 seconds (for VGA mode only). 4) / V button: • Decreases values or moves your selection left/down. Volume hotkey MENU button: Turns on the OSD menu. Enacts the selected OSD menu item. / A button: Increæes values or moves your selection right/up. • Brightness hotkey -a button: Selects an available input source. Press -a (Input Select button) to display HDMI/DisplayPort signals after you connect HDMI/DisplayPort cable with the monitor. Chapter 1: Product introduction

****** Page 11 ****** 7. d) Power button/power indicator Turns the monitor on/off. The color definition of the power indicator is the below table. 1.3.2 Status Blue Amber OFF Back view o Description ON Standby mode OFF eoooo oo Rear connectors 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. AC-IN port. This port connects the power cord. Power Switch. To switch the display on and off. Displayport. This port is for connection for a DisplayPort compatible device. HDMI port. This port is for connection with an HDMI compatible device. VGA port. This 15-pin port is for PC VGA connection. Audio-in port. This port connects PC audio source by the bundled audio cable. Earphone jack. This port is only available when an HDMI/DisplayPort cable is connected. ASUS VS278 Series LCD Monitor 1-3

****** Page 12 ****** 1.3.3 QuickFit Function The QuickFit function allows users have a preview of the document or photo layout directly on screen without printing test copies. To activate QuickFit, press the QuickFit hotkey, and then press the MENU key to switch between different pattern sizes. Alignment Grid Alignment Grid Photo 4×6, 3×5, 2×2 4×6 Letter Letter Photo 8×10, 5×7 8×10 5×7 1-4 When QuickFit is activated, press the control buttons on the front panel to make adjustments. The QuickFit OSD displayed in the lower right corner of the screen will guide users to make selections. QuickFit The QuickFit OSD shown on the screen is not accessible by tapping on it. Chapter 1: Product introduction

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****** Page 15 ****** 2.1 Assembling the monitor arm/base To assemble the monitor base: Have the front of the monitor face down on a table. 2. Attach the base into the arm, making sure the tab on the arm fits into the groove on the base. 3. Fix the base to the arm by fætening the bundled screw. We recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to prevent damage to the monitor. 2.2 Adjusting the monitor For optimal viewing, we recommend that you look at the full face of the monitor, then adjust the monitor to the angle that is most comfortable for you. Hold the stand to prevent the monitor from falling when you change its angle. The recommended adjusting angle is +206 to -50. -50 to +200 It is normal that the monitor slightly shakes while you adjust the viewing angle. ASUS VS278 Series LCD Monitor 2-1

****** Page 16 ****** 2.3 Detaching the arm/base (for VESA wall mount) The detachable arm/bæe of this monitor is specially designed for VESA wall mount. To detach the arm/base: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 2-2 Have the front of the monitor face down on a table. Remove the rubbers in the four screw holes. (Figure 1) Remove the base (Figure 2). Pry the rear hinge cover (Figure 3). Use a screwdriver to remove the four screws on the hinge (Figure 4), then remove the hinge. Figure 1 Figure 3 Figure 2 Figure 4 We recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to prevent damage to the monitor. Chapter 2: Setup

****** Page 17 ****** 2.4 Connecting the cables Connect the cables as the following instructions: — eüooo AC-IN 13 Displayport HDMI HDMI Audio-in VGA Earphone jack To connect the power cord: connect one end of the power cord securely to the monitor’ AC inputJ the other end to a power outlet. To connect the VGA/HDMl/DisplayPort cable: a. Plug one end of the VGA/HDMl/DisplayPort cable to the monitor’s VGA/ HDMI/DisplayPort port. b. Connect the other end of the VGA/HDMl/DisplayPort cable to your computer’s VGA/HDMl/DisplayPort port. c. Tighten the two screws to secure the VGA connector. To connect the audio cable: connect one end of the audio cable to the monitor’ Audio-in port, the other end to the computer’s audio-out port. To use the earphone (only when an HDMI/DisplayPort cable is connected): connect the end with plug type to the monitors earphone jack. When these cables are connected, you can choose the desired signal from the Input Select item in the OSD menu. 2.5 Turning on the monitor Press the power button d) . See page 1-2 for the location of the power button. The power indicator d) lights up in blue to show that the monitor is ON. ASUS VS278 Series LCD Monitor 2-3

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****** Page 19 ****** 3.1 3.1.1 OSD (On-Screen Display) menu How to reconfigure ASUS VS? Spl d Color soloe,t System Setup 2. 3. 4. Press the MENU button to activate the OSD menu. Press O/ V and # / A to navigate through the functions. Highlight the desired function and press the MENU button to activate heater vodc Modet it. If the function selected hæ a sub-menu, press O/ V and / A again to navigate through the sub-menu functions. Highlight the desired sub-menu function and press the MENU button to activate it. Press O/ V and / A to change the settings of the selected function. To exit and save the OSD menu, press the g / u button repeatedly until the OSD menu disappears. To adjust other functions, repeat steps 1-3. 3.1.2 OSD function introduction 1. Splendid This function contains six sub- functions you can select for your preference. Each mode has the Reset selection allowing you to maintain your setting or return to the preset mode. Color Image @ input select Mode Mode Mode Ni:OWit Mode Scenery Mode: best choice for scenery photo display with SPLENDIDTM Video Enhancement. Standard Mode: best choice for document editing with SPLENDIDTM Video Enhancement. Theater Mode: best choice for movies with SPLENDIDTM Video Enhancement. Game Mode: best choice for games playing with SPLENDIDTM Video Enhancement. Night View Mode: best choice for dark-scene games or movies with SPLENDIDTM Video Enhancement. sRGB: best choice for viewing photos and graphics from PCs. In the Standard Mode, the ASCR, Saturation and Sharpness functions are not user-configurable. ASUS VS278 Series LCD Monitor 3-1

****** Page 20 ****** 2. 3. 3-2 Color You can adjust Brightness, .nsus SOIenOd Color Contrast, Saturation, Color Temp. Image Skin Tone, and Smart View from Input Select this menu. Brightness: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100. / A is a hotkey to activate this function. Contrast Color User ‘elode Exit Contrast: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100. Saturation: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100. Color Temp.: contains four modes including Cool, Normal, Warm, and User Mode. Skin Tone: contains three color modes including Reddish, Natural, and Yellowish. Smart View: provides better display quality under big viewing angle. In the User mode, colors of R (Red), G (Green), and B (Blue) are user- configurable; the adjusting range is from 0-100. Image You can adjust Sharpness, Trace Free, Aspect Control, ASCR Position (VGA only), and Focus (VGA only) from this menu. Sharpness: the adjusting range is from 0 to 100. Trace Free: adjusts the response time of the monitor. ASUS Color Image select Sharpness Tracx:: Free Aspect control ASCR Position Move 27 OFF Aspect Control: adjusts the æpect ratio to full, 4:3, or OverScan. 4:3 is only available when input source is in 4:3 format. OverScan is only available for the HDMI input source. ASCR: turns on/off the ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) function. Position: adjusts the horizontal position (H-Position) and the vertical position (V-Position) of the image. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. Chapter 3: General Instructions

****** Page 21 ****** Focus: reduces Horizonal-line noise and Vertical-line noise of the image by adjusting (Phæe) and (Clock) separately. The adjusting range is from O to 100. Phase adjusts the phase of the pixel clock signal. With a wrong phase adjustment, the screen shows horizontal disturbances. Clock (pixel frequency) controls the number of pixels scanned by one horizontal sweep. If the frequency is not correct, the screen shows vertical stripes and the image is not proportional. 4. color 5. Input Select In this function, you can select your desired input source. System Setup Allows you to adjust the system. Splendid Demo Mode. splits the screen into two for Splendid modes comparison. Volume: the adjusting range is from Oto 100. ECO Mode: reduces power consumption. OSD setup ASUS VS278 Irvut Select ASUS VS278 Color rnput select System Setup Splendid Ocrno Mode Volurne ECO Mode Setup AN Reset 9 s 100 s Exit Exit C nolish Adjusts the horizontal position (H-Position)/the vertical position (V-Position) of the OSD from 0 to 100. Adjusts the OSD timeout from 10 to 120 seconds. Enables or disables the DDC/CI function. Adjusts the OSD background from opaque to transparent. Information: shows the monitor information. Language: there are 21 languages for your selection, including English, FrenchJ GermanJ Italian, Spanish, DutchJ Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Croatian, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indonesia, Persian. All Reset: “Yes” allows you to restore the default settings. ASUS VS278 Series LCD Monitor 3-3

****** Page 22 ****** 3.2 Specifications summary Panel Type Panel size Max. Resolution Pixel pitch Brightness (Typ.) Contrast Ratio (Typ.) Contrast Ratio (Max.) Viewing angle(H/V) CR>I O Display colors Response time SPLENDIDTM Video Enhancement SPLENDID'” selection Auto adjustment Color temperature selection Skin-Tone selection Digital input Analog input Audio-in port Earphone jack Colors Speaker (Built-in) Power LED Tilt VESA wall mount Kensington lock Voltage rating Power consumption Temperature (Operating) Temperature (Non-operating) Dimensions (W x H x D) Weight (Esti.) Multi-languages Accessories Regulation approvals TFT LCD 27tw (16:9j 68.58 cm) wide screen 1920 x 1080 0.3114 mm 300 cd/m2 1 ooo:l (with ASCR on) 1700/1 16.7M 1 ms Yes 6 video preset modes (by hotkey) Yes (by hotkey) 4 color temperatures 3 skin-tones HDMI vl .4 x 2, DisplayPort vl .1a (VS278Q) D-Sub 3.5 mm Mini-jack Yes (VS278Q/VS278H) Black 2 w x 2 Stereo, RMS Blue (On)/Amber (Standby) 100x 100 mm Yes AC: 100-240V Power On: < 45 W, Standby: < 0.5 W, Power Off: Hard Switch 0 W ooc-400C -20tc-+60ac 646.86 mm x 470.11 mm x 225 mm (machine) 725 mm x 541 mm x 175 mm (package) 5.080 kg (Net); 7.228 kg (Gross) 21 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Croatia, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Turkey, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indonesia, Persian) VGA cable, HDMI-DVI cable, audio cable, power cord, Quick start guide, warranty card CB, Gost-R, CCC, ULIcUL, FCC, c-Tick, BSMlj VCCI, ROHS, WEEE, J-MOSS, Erp, PSE, KC, Windows 7 WHQL *Specifications are subject to change without notice. 3-4 Chapter 3: General Instructions ****** Page 23 ****** 3.3 Troubleshooting (FAQ) Problem Power LED is not ON The power LED lights amber and there is no screen image Screen image is too light or dark Screen image is not centered or sized properly Screen image bounces or a wave pattern is • present in the image Screen image has color defects (white does • not look white) Screen image is blurry or fuzzy No sound or sound is low ASUS VS278 Series LCD Monitor Possible Solution Press the e.) button to check if the monitor is in the ON mode. Check if the power cord is properly connected to the monitor and the power outlet. Check if the monitor and the computer are in the ON mode. Make sure the signal cable is properly connected the monitor and the computer. Inspect the signal cable and make sure none of the pins are bent. Connect the computer with another available monitor to check if the computer is properly working. Adjust the Contrast and Brightness settings via OSD. Press the g / button for 2-4 seconds to automatically adjust the image (for VGA mode only). Adjust the H-Position or V-Position settings via OSD. Make sure the signal cable is properly connected to the monitor and the computer. Move electrical devices that may cause electrical interference. Inspect the signal cable and make sure that none of the pins are bent. Perform All Reset via OSD. Adjust the R/G/B color settings or select the Color Temperature via OSD. Press the g / g button for 2-4 seconds to automatically adjust the image (for VGA mode only). Adjust the Phase and Clock settings via OSD. Ensure that the HDMI cable is properly connected to the monitor and the computer. Adjust the volume settings of both your monitor and HDMI device. Ensure that the computer sound card driver is ro erl installed and activated. 3-5 ****** Page 24 ****** 3.4 Supported operating modes Resolution Frequency 640×480 640×480 640×480 1024×768 1024×768 1024×768 1 152×864 1280×720 1280×768 1280×800 1280×960 1280×1024 1280×1024 1360×768 1366×768 1600×1200 1680×1050 1920×1080 (Primary) Horizontal Frequency (KHz) 31.5 35.0 37.9 37.5 31.5 35.16 37.9 48.1 46.9 49.7 48.4 56.5 60.0 67.5 45 47.78 49.7 60.0 63.4 79.97 47.71 47.71 55.94 75.0 65.3 67.5 Vertical Frequency Pixel (MHz) 60 72 75 70 56 60 72 75 75 60 70 75 75 60 60 60 60 60 75 60 60 60 60 60 60 25.18 30.24 31.50 31.50 28.32 36.00 40.00 66.75 49.50 57.28 65.00 75.00 78.50 108.00 75.25 79.50 83.50 108.00 108.00 135.00 85.50 85.50 106.50 162.00 146.25 148.50 * Modes not listed in the table may not be supported. For optimal resolution, we recommend that you choose a mode listed in the table above. * This monitor supports full HD (480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i/p) video content from game consoles, DVD players and other consumer video devices via HDMI. 3-6 Chapter 3: General Instructions ****** Page 25 ****** ASUS VS278 Series LCD Monitor 3-7 ****** Page 26 ****** 3-8 Chapter 3: General Instructions








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