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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Monitor
  • Model/name: S23A550H
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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SyncMaster S20A550H,S23A550H,S27A550H
Monitor
User Manual
The color and the appearance may differ depending on the
product, and the specifications are subject to change
without prior notice to improve the performance.
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Table Of Contents
MAJOR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Custody and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Cleaning the Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
INSTALLING THE PRODUCT
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Installing the Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Connecting with a PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Connecting an HDMI cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Kensington Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
USING THE PRODUCT
Setting the Optimal Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Standard Signal Mode Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Standard Signal Mode Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Standard Signal Mode Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Installing the Device Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Product Operating Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Using the Screen Adjustment Menu (OSD: On Screen Display) . . . . 3-7
INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE
Natural Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
MagicTune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
MultiScreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
TROUBLESHOOTING
Monitor Self-Diagnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Before Requesting Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
FAQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
MORE INFORMATION
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Power Saving Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Power Saving Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Power Saving Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Contact SAMSUNG WORLDWIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Correct Disposal of This Product 
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) - Europe only . . . . . . . 6-8
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Major Safety Precautions 1-1
1 Major Safety Precautions
1-1 Before You Start
Icons used in this manual
Using this Manual
• Make yourself fully aware of the safety precautions before using this product.
• If a problem occurs, refer to the 'Troubleshooting' section.
Copyright Notice
The contents of this manual are subject to change without prior notice for performance improvement.
Copyright © 2011 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
The copyright of this manual is reserved by Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd.
The contents of this manual may not be partially or in whole reproduced, distributed or used in any form without the written
permission of Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd.
The SAMSUNG logo and SyncMaster are the registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd.
Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are the registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
VESA, DPM and DDC are the registered trademarks of the Video Electronics Standard Association.
The ENERGY STAR®
logo is the registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
All other trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective companies.
ICON NAME MEANING
Caution Indicates cases where the function may not work or the setting may be canceled.
Note Indicates a hint or tip to operate a function.
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1-2 Major Safety Precautions
1-2 Custody and Maintenance
External Surface and Screen Maintenance
Securing the Installation Space
• Keep the required distances between the product and other objects (e.g. walls) to ensure proper ventilation.
Failing to do so may result in fire or a problem with the product due to an increase in the internal temperature.
Install the product so the required distances shown in the figure are kept.
The appearance may differ depending on the product.
About persistent images
• Displaying a still image for a long time may create a persistent image or stain on the screen. If you do not use the product for
a long time, set the power-saving mode or screen saver.
• Due to technological constraints of the panel manufacturer, the images generated by this product may appear either brighter
or darker than normal for approximately 1 ppm (parts per million) pixels.
The number of sub-pixels by panel type: The number of Sub-Pixels = Max. Horizontal Resolution x Max. Vertical Resolution x
3
Example) If the maximum resolution is 1920 x 1080, the number of sub-pixels is 1920 x 1080 x 3 = 6,220,800.
Clean the product with a soft dry cloth.
• Do not clean the product with an inflammable substance such
as benzene or thinner or with a wet cloth. This may result in a
problem with the product.
• Do not scratch the screen with your fingernails or a sharp
object.
This may result in scratches or damage to the product.
• Do not clean the product directly by spraying water onto the
product.
If water enters the product, it may result in fire, electric shock or
a problem with the product.
• A white stain may be generated on the surface of the high-
glossy model due to the inherent characteristics of the material,
if a supersonic humidifier is used.
The appearance and the color may differ depending on the
model.
When installing the product with a stand
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Major Safety Precautions 1-3
1-3 Cleaning the Monitor
Cleaning the Monitor
• The panel and exterior of the cutting-edge monitor scratch easily and require careful attention. Clean the monitor according to
the following steps.
Precautions for Storage
• Using an ultrasonic humidifier may cause white stains on a highly glossy product.
Be sure you contact the nearest service center (paid service) for cleaning the inside of the monitor.
1. Power off the monitor and PC.
2. Disconnect the power cable from the monitor.
To avoid electric shock, be sure you disconnect the cable by gripping the plug and do not touch the cable
with wet hands.
3. Wipe the monitor using a soft, slightly damp cloth that has been squeezed .
• Do not use a cleaning agent that contains alcohol or solvents, or that is surface active.
Otherwise, the exterior may discolor or crack or the panel coating may come off.
• Do not spray water or cleaning agent directly onto the monitor.
Otherwise, the liquid may sink into the monitor and cause a fire, electric shock, or
failure.
4. Clean the exterior of the monitor using a soft cloth dampened with a small amount of water.
5. Connect the power cable to the monitor after you have finished cleaning.
6. Power on the monitor and PC.
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1-4 Major Safety Precautions
1-4 Safety Precautions
Icons used for safety precautions
Meaning of Signs
Power Related
The product image used in the following pictures for your reference may look different from the actual product.
Warning
ICON NAME MEANING
Warning
Failing to follow the precautions marked with this sign, may result in a serious injury or
even a fatality.
Caution
Failing to follow the precautions marked with this sign, may result in a personal injury or
property damage.
Do not perform. Must be followed.
Do not disassemble.
The power plug must be unplugged from the
wall outlet.
Do not touch. Must be grounded to prevent electric shock.
Avoid using a damaged power cord or plug or a
loose power outlet.
• Otherwise, it may result in electric shock or
fire.
Avoid connecting multiple electric appliances to
a single wall outlet.
• Otherwise, it may result in fire due to
overheating of the wall outlet.
Avoid plugging in or unplugging the power
supply with wet hands.
• Otherwise, it may result in electric shock.
Plug the power plug in firmly.
• Otherwise, it may result in fire.
Make sure to connect the power cord to a
grounded wall outlet (for insulation class 1
equipment only).
• Otherwise, it may result in electric shock or
injury.
Avoid bending or twisting the power cord
excessively and avoid placing heavy objects on
the cord.
• Otherwise, it may result in electric shock or
fire due to a damaged power cord.
Keep the power cord and the product away
from a heater.
• Otherwise, it may result in electric shock or
fire.
If the pins of the power plug or the wall outlet
are covered in dust, clean it using a dry cloth.
• Otherwise, it may result in fire.
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Major Safety Precautions 1-4
Caution
Installation Related
Warning
Avoid unplugging the power plug while the
product is operating.
• Otherwise, it may damage the product due
to electric shock.
Make sure to use only the power cord supplied
by our company. In addition, do not use the
power cord of another electric appliance.
• Otherwise, it may result in electric shock or
fire.
When unplugging the power plug from the wall
outlet, make sure to hold it by the plug and not
by the cord.
• Otherwise, it may result in electric shock or
fire.
Connect the power plug to a wall outlet that can
be easily reached.
• When a problem occurs with the product,
you must unplug the power plug to cut the
power off completely. You cannot cut the
power off completely using only the power
button on the product.
Avoid placing burning candles, mosquito-
repellent or cigarettes on the product and
installing the product near a heater.
• Otherwise, it may result in fire.
Ask an installation engineer or relevant
company to install the product onto the wall.
• Otherwise, it may result in injury.
• Make sure to use the specified wall mount.
Avoid installing the product in a badly-ventilated
location such as inside a bookshelf or closet.
• Otherwise, it may result in fire due to
internal over-heating.
Keep a distance of at least 10 cm from the wall
when installing the product for ventilation.
• Otherwise, it may result in fire due to
internal over-heating.
Keep the plastic bags used to pack the product
away from children.
• If children place the plastic bags over their
heads, they may suffocate.
Avoid installing the product in a location that is
unstable or exposed to excessive vibrations
such as on an unstable or slanted shelf.
• The product may fall and this may result in
damage to the product or injury.
• If you use the product in a location exposed
to excessive vibrations, it may result in a
problem with the product or fire.
Avoid installing the product in a location
exposed to dust, moisture (sauna), oil, smoke
or water (rain drops) and installing it within a
vehicle.
• This may result in electric shock or fire.
Avoid installing the product in a location
exposed to direct sunlight and installing the
product near a heat source such as a fire or
heater.
• This may shorten the product life cycle or
cause fire.
Avoid installing the product at an easily
reachable height where children may reach it.
• If a child touches the product, the product
may fall and this may result in injury.
• Since the front part is heavier, install the
product on a flat and stable surface.
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1-4 Major Safety Precautions
Caution
Cleaning Related
Do not let the product drop while moving it.
• This may result in a problem with the
product or injury.
Do not place the product face down on the
floor.
• This may damage the panel of the product.
When installing the product on a console or
shelf, make sure that the front of the product
does not protrude out of the console or shelf.
• Otherwise, this may cause the product to
fall off and result in a malfunction or injury.
• Make sure to use a cabinet or shelf suitable
to the size of the product.
When putting the product down, handle it
gently.
• Otherwise, it may result in a problem with
the product or injury.
If the product is installed in a location where the
operating conditions vary considerably, a
serious quality problem may occur due to the
surrounding environment. In this case, install
the product only after consulting one of our
service engineers about the matter.
• Places exposed to microscopic dust,
chemicals, too high or low temperature,
high humidity, such as airports or stations
where the product is continuously used for
a long time and so on.
Since using a surfactant, which contains a large amount of alcohol, solvent or other strong chemicals, may result
in the discoloration or cracking of the product exterior or the panel surface coming off, be sure to use the recom-
mended cleansing agent only.
You can purchase the recommended cleansing agent from a service center.
Before cleaning the product, unplug the power
cord.
• Otherwise, it may result in electric shock or
fire.
When cleaning the product, do not spray water
directly over the product parts.
• Make sure that water does not enter the
product.
• Otherwise, it may result in fire, electric
shock or a problem with the product.
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Major Safety Precautions 1-4
Caution
Usage Related
Warning
Avoid spraying cleansing agent directly onto
the product.
• This may result in discoloration or cracking
of the exterior of the product or the panel
coming off.
When cleaning the product, disconnect the
power cord and clean the product with a soft
dry cloth.
• Avoid using chemicals such as wax,
benzene, alcohol, thinner, mosquito-
repellent, fragrance, lubrication or cleansing
agent when cleaning the product.
This may result in the exterior being
deformed or the print being removed.
Use a soft, damp cloth with a "monitor-
exclusive cleansing agent" and wipe the
product with it.
• If no monitor-exclusive cleansing agent is
available, dilute a cleansing agent with
water at a ratio of 1:10 before cleaning the
product.
Since the exterior of the product is easily
scratched, be sure to use a proper cleansing
cloth. Use the cleansing cloth with a small
amount of water. However, if the cloth is
contaminated by alien substances, it may result
in scratches to the exterior; therefore shake off
any alien substances from the cloth before
using it.
Since a high voltage runs through the product,
never disassemble, repair or modify the product
yourself.
• Otherwise, it may result in fire or electric
shock.
• If the product needs to be fixed, contact
a service center.
When cleaning the product, do not spray water
directly over the product parts.
• Make sure that water does not enter the
product.
• Otherwise, it may result in fire, electric
shock or a problem with the product.
If the product generates a strange noise, a
burning smell, or smoke, unplug the power
plug immediately and contact a service cen-
ter.
• Otherwise, it may result in electric shock or
fire.
Avoid letting children to hang or climb onto the
product.
• Otherwise, it may result in the product
falling and this may result in injury or death.
If you drop the product or the case is dam-
aged, turn the power off and unplug the
power cord. Contact a service center.
• Otherwise, it may result in fire or electric
shock.
Avoid placing objects such as toys and cookies
on top of the product.
• If a child hangs over the product to grab an
object, the object or the product may fall
and this may result in injury or even death.
When thunder or lighting occurs, unplug the
power cord and under no circumstance touch
the antenna cable as this is dangerous.
• Otherwise, it may result in electric shock or
fire.
Avoid dropping an object over the product or
cause impact to the product.
• Otherwise, it may result in electric shock or
fire.
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1-4 Major Safety Precautions
Caution
Avoid moving the product by pulling the power
cord or antenna cable.
• Otherwise, it may result in electric shock,
fire or a problem with the product due to
damage to the cable.
When a gas leak occurs, do not touch the
product or the power plug and ventilate
immediately.
• A spark may result in an explosion or fire.
• During a thunder or lighting storm, do not
touch the power cord or antenna cable.
Avoid lifting up or move the product by holding
only the power cord or signal cable.
• Otherwise, it may result in electric shock,
fire or a problem with the product due to
damage to the cable.
Avoid using or placing inflammable spray or
objects near the product.
• This may result in an explosion or fire.
Take care not to block the vent by a table cloth
or curtain.
• Otherwise, it may result in fire due to
internal overheating.
Avoid inserting metal objects such as a
chopsticks, coins or hairpins, or inflammable
objects into the product (the vents, ports, etc).
• If water or an alien substance enters the
product, turn the power off, unplug the
power cord and contact a service center.
• Otherwise, it may result in a problem with
the product, electric shock or fire.
Avoid placing a liquid container such as a vase,
flowerpot, beverage, cosmetics or drugs, or a
metal object over the product.
• If water or an alien substance enters the
product, turn the power off, unplug the
power cord and contact a service
center.
• Otherwise, it may result in a problem with
the product, electric shock or fire.
Displaying a still image for a long time may
create a persistent image or stain on the
screen.
• If you do not use the product for a long time,
use the power-saving mode or set the
screensaver to the moving picture mode.
When not using the product for a long time
such as leaving your home, unplug the power
cord from the wall outlet.
• Otherwise, it may cause dust accumulation
and result in fire caused by overheating or
short circuit or result in an electric shock.
Set the appropriate resolution and frequency
for the product.
• Otherwise, it may result in eye strain.
Avoid turning the product upside down or move
the product holding only the stand.
• This may cause the product to fall resulting
in damage to the product or injury.
Do not place the adapter on top of another
adapter.
• Otherwise, it may result in fire.
Keep power adaptor away from any other heat
source.
• Otherwise, it may result in fire.
Remove the vinyl cover of the adapter before
using the adaptor.
• Otherwise, it may result in fire.
Always keep power adaptor in well-venti-
lated area.
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Major Safety Precautions 1-4
Maintaining the Correct Posture when Using this Product
Be careful that adaptor should not be in contact
with water and therefore not be wet.
• This may cause a malfunction, electric
shock or fire. Do not use adaptor by the
waterside or outside particularly when it
rains or snows. Be careful that adaptor
should not be wet while cleaning floor with
water.
Watching the product from too close a distance
continuously may damage your eyesight.
Avoid using a humidifier or cooker near the
product.
• Otherwise, it may result in electric shock or
fire.
It is important to give your eyes some rest (5
minutes every hour) when viewing the product
screen for long periods of time.
• This will alleviate any eye strain.
Since the display panel is hot after using it for a
long time, do not touch the product.
Keep small accessories away from the children.
Take care when adjusting the angle of the
product or the height of the stand.
• If your hand or finger is caught, you may be
injured.
• If the product is tilted excessively, the
product may fall and this may result in
injury.
Avoid placing a heavy object over the product.
• Otherwise, it may result in a problem with
the product or injury.
Maintain the correct posture when using this product.
• Straighten your back.
• Keep a distance of 45~50 cm from your eyes to the screen. Look down at the screen and
face the screen forwards.
• Adjust the angle of the product so that light is not reflected onto the screen.
• Keep your elbow at a right angle and keep your arm level with the back of your hand.
• Keep your elbow at a right angle.
• Place your heels flat on the ground while keeping your knees at an angle of 90 degrees or
higher and maintain the position of your arm so that your arm is below your heart.
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2-1 Installing the Product
2 Installing the Product
2-1 Package Contents
• Unpack the product and check if all of the following contents have been included.
• Store the packaging box in case you need to move the Product at a later stage.
Monitor
The cleaning cloth is supplied with black high-glossy models only.
Contents
Installation Manual
Product Warranty
(Not available in all locations)
User Manual D-Sub Cable
Power Cord DC-Adapter Stand Base Stand Body
Cover Rear Sub
OPTIONAL PARTS
HDMI Cable HDMI to DVI Cable Cleaning Cloth
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Installing the Product 2-2
2-2 Installing the Stand
Before assembling the product, place the product down on a flat and stable surface so that the screen is facing downwards.
Insert the Stand Connector into the Stand in the direction shown by the figure.
Check if the Stand Connector is firmly connected.
Turn the connecting screw at the bottom of the stand fully so that it is completely fixed.
Open the back cover of the stand by pushing it toward the indicated direction (upwards at
45°).
Place a soft cloth over the table to protect the product and place the product onto the
cloth so that the front of the product is facing downwards.
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2-2 Installing the Product
Plug the data cable and power cable into corresponding ports in the monitor.
Organize the installed data cable and power cable in the stand. Put each cable into the
groove along the stand.
Reinstall the back cover of the stand. Make sure that each cable is inside the stand.
Install cover rear sub and hide all cable connections under it. Installation completed.
Hold the monitor head,and put it vertical.
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Installing the Product 2-2
• Disassembly is in the reverse order of the assembly.
• Please use the adapter and signal cables we provide in the accessory,other adapters and signal cables may not match.
• When separate purchase is needed, please check the installation state first.
- Caution
There is sharp edge in the stand,please caution.
- Caution
Avoiding lifting the monitor by the stand when it is lying face down.
- Caution
Avoid lifting the product holding only the stand.
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2-3 Installing the Product
2-3 Connecting with a PC
The connecting part may differ depending on the product model.
1. Connect the product to a PC depending on the video output supported by the PC.
• When the graphics card provides D-Sub Analog output
• Connect the [RGB IN] port of the product to the [D-Sub] port of the PC with the D-Sub cable.
• When the graphics card provides DVI Digital output
• Connect the [HDMI IN] port of the product to the [DVI] port on your PC using the HDMI to DVI cable.
The [HDMI IN] terminal is supplied for the HDMI-dedicated models only.
2. Connect the power adapter to [DC 12V/14V] on the rear of the product. Connect the power cord to the adapter and wall
socket.
(The input voltage is switched automatically.)
When the product is connected to a PC, you can turn the product on and use it.
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Installing the Product 2-3
3. Cables can be fixed as shown.
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2-4 Installing the Product
2-4 Connecting an HDMI cable
1. Connect the HDMI output port of your digital output device to the [HDMI IN] port of the product using the HDMI cable.
The [HDMI IN] terminal is supplied for the HDMI-dedicated models only.
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Installing the Product 2-5
2-5 Kensington Lock
A Kensington Lock is an anti-theft device that enables users to lock the product so that they can safely use it in public locations.
Since the shape and usage of the locking device may differ depending on the model and the manufacturer, for more information,
refer to the User Manual supplied with the locking device for more information.
You must purchase the Kensington Lock separately.
To lock the product, follow these steps:
1. Wrap the Kensington lock cable around a large, stationary object such as a desk or chair.
2. Slide the end of the cable with the lock attached through the looped end of the Kensington lock cable.
3. Insert the locking device into the Kensington slot on the Monitor( ).
4. Lock the lock( ).
• These are general instructions. For exact instructions, see the User Manual supplied with the locking device.
• You can purchase the locking device from an electronics store, an online shop, or our service center.
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3-1 Using the product
3 Using the product
3-1 Setting the Optimal Resolution
If you turn the power on after purchasing the product, a message regarding the optimal resolution setting appears on the screen.
Select a language and the optimal resolution.
• The message appears up to 3 times if the resolution has not been set to the optimal resolution.
• To set the resolution to the optimal resolution
• When the PC is turned off, connect the product and the PC and turn the power on.
• Right-click over the Desktop and select 'Properties' from the pop-up menu.
• In the 'Settings' tab, set the resolution to the optimal resolution.
• After the resolution setting message appears, the whole ECO menu appears where the user can configure the settings.
• This menu appears three times after you install the monitor. It appears for approximately 10 seconds each time.
▲/▼ : You can select a language with these buttons.
MENU : If you press this button, the message disappears.
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Using the product 3-2
3-2 Standard Signal Mode Table
This product delivers the best picture quality when viewed under the optimal resolution setting. The optimal resolution is
dependent on the screen size.
Therefore, the visual quality will be degraded if the optimal resolution is not set for the panel size. It is recommended setting
the resolution to the optimal resolution of the product.
If the signal from the PC is one of the following standard signal modes, the screen is set automatically. However, if the signal from
the PC is not one of the following signal modes, a blank screen may be displayed or only the Power LED may be turned on.
Therefore, configure it as follows referring to the User Manual of the graphics card.
S20A550H
Horizontal Frequency
The time taken to scan one line from the left-most position to the right-most position on the screen is called the horizontal cycle
and the reciprocal of the horizontal cycle is called the horizontal frequency. The horizontal frequency is represented in kHz.
Vertical Frequency
A panel must display the same picture on the screen tens of times every second so that humans can see the picture. This
frequency is called the vertical frequency. The vertical frequency is represented in Hz.
DISPLAY MODE
HORIZONTAL
FREQUENCY (KHZ)
VERTICAL
FREQUENCY (HZ)
PIXEL CLOCK (MHZ)
SYNC POLARITY (H/
V)
IBM, 640 x 350 31.469 70.086 25.175 +/-
IBM, 720 x 400 31.469 70.087 28.322 -/+
VESA, 640 x 480 31.469 59.940 25.175 -/-
MAC, 640 x 480 35.000 66.667 30.240 -/-
VESA, 640 x 480 37.861 72.809 31.500 -/-
VESA, 640 x 480 37.500 75.000 31.500 -/-
VESA, 800 x 600 35.156 56.250 36.000 +/+
VESA, 800 x 600 37.879 60.317 40.000 +/+
VESA, 800 x 600 48.077 72.188 50.000 +/+
VESA, 800 x 600 46.875 75.000 49.500 +/+
MAC, 832 x 624 49.726 74.551 57.284 -/-
VESA, 1024 x 768 48.363 60.004 65.000 -/-
VESA, 1024 x 768 56.476 70.069 75.000 -/-
VESA, 1024 x 768 60.023 75.029 78.750 +/+
MAC, 1152 x 870 68.681 75.062 100.000 -/-
VESA, 1152 x 864 67.500 75.000 108.000 +/+
VESA, 1280 x 800 49.702 59.810 83.500 -/+
VESA, 1280 x 800 62.795 74.934 106.500 -/+
VESA, 1440 x 900 55.935 59.887 106.500 -/+
VESA, 1440 x 900 70.635 74.984 136.750 -/+
VESA, 1600 x 900 60.000 60.000 108.000 +/+
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3-3 Standard Signal Mode Table
This product delivers the best picture quality when viewed under the optimal resolution setting. The optimal resolution is
dependent on the screen size.
Therefore, the visual quality will be degraded if the optimal resolution is not set for the panel size. It is recommended setting
the resolution to the optimal resolution of the product.
If the signal from the PC is one of the following standard signal modes, the screen is set automatically. However, if the signal from
the PC is not one of the following signal modes, a blank screen may be displayed or only the Power LED may be turned on.
Therefore, configure it as follows referring to the User Manual of the graphics card.
S23A550H
DISPLAY MODE
HORIZONTAL
FREQUENCY (KHZ)
VERTICAL
FREQUENCY (HZ)
PIXEL CLOCK (MHZ)
SYNC POLARITY (H/
V)
IBM, 640 x 350 31.469 70.086 25.175 +/-
IBM, 720 x 400 31.469 70.087 28.322 -/+
MAC, 640 x 480 35.000 66.667 30.240 -/-
MAC, 832 x 624 49.726 74.551 57.284 -/-
MAC, 1152 x 870 68.681 75.062 100.000 -/-
VESA, 640 x 480 31.469 59.940 25.175 -/-
VESA, 640 x 480 37.861 72.809 31.500 -/-
VESA, 640 x 480 37.500 75.000 31.500 -/-
VESA, 800 x 600 35.156 56.250 36.000 +/+
VESA, 800 x 600 37.879 60.317 40.000 +/+
VESA, 800 x 600 48.077 72.188 50.000 +/+
VESA, 800 x 600 46.875 75.000 49.500 +/+
VESA, 1024 x 768 48.363 60.004 65.000 -/-
VESA, 1024 x 768 56.476 70.069 75.000 -/-
VESA, 1024 x 768 60.023 75.029 78.750 +/+
VESA, 1152 x 864 67.500 75.000 108.000 +/+
VESA, 1280 x 800 49.702 59.810 83.500 -/+
VESA, 1280 x 800 62.795 74.934 106.500 -/+
VESA, 1280 x 960 60.000 60.000 108.000 +/+
VESA, 1280 x 1024 63.981 60.020 108.000 +/+
VESA, 1280 x 1024 79.976 75.025 135.000 +/+
VESA, 1440 x 900 55.935 59.887 106.500 -/+
VESA, 1440 x 900 70.635 74.984 136.750 -/+
VESA, 1600 x 1200 75.000 60.000 162.000 +/+
VESA, 1680 x 1050 65.290 59.954 146.250 -/+
VESA, 1920 x 1080 67.500 60.000 148.500 +/+
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Horizontal Frequency
The time taken to scan one line from the left-most position to the right-most position on the screen is called the horizontal cycle
and the reciprocal of the horizontal cycle is called the horizontal frequency. The horizontal frequency is represented in kHz.
Vertical Frequency
A panel must display the same picture on the screen tens of times every second so that humans can see the picture. This
frequency is called the vertical frequency. The vertical frequency is represented in Hz.
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3-4 Using the product
3-4 Standard Signal Mode Table
This product delivers the best picture quality when viewed under the optimal resolution setting. The optimal resolution is
dependent on the screen size.
Therefore, the visual quality will be degraded if the optimal resolution is not set for the panel size. It is recommended setting
the resolution to the optimal resolution of the product.
If the signal from the PC is one of the following standard signal modes, the screen is set automatically. However, if the signal from
the PC is not one of the following signal modes, a blank screen may be displayed or only the Power LED may be turned on.
Therefore, configure it as follows referring to the User Manual of the graphics card.
S27A550H
DISPLAY MODE
HORIZONTAL
FREQUENCY (KHZ)
VERTICAL
FREQUENCY (HZ)
PIXEL CLOCK (MHZ)
SYNC POLARITY (H/
V)
IBM, 640 x 350 31.469 70.086 25.175 +/-
IBM, 720 x 400 31.469 70.087 28.322 -/+
MAC, 640 x 480 35.000 66.667 30.240 -/-
MAC, 832 x 624 49.726 74.551 57.284 -/-
MAC, 1152 x 870 68.681 75.062 100.000 -/-
VESA, 640 x 480 31.469 59.940 25.175 -/-
VESA, 640 x 480 37.861 72.809 31.500 -/-
VESA, 640 x 480 37.500 75.000 31.500 -/-
VESA, 800 x 600 35.156 56.250 36.000 +/+
VESA, 800 x 600 37.879 60.317 40.000 +/+
VESA, 800 x 600 48.077 72.188 50.000 +/+
VESA, 800 x 600 46.875 75.000 49.500 +/+
VESA, 1024 x 768 48.363 60.004 65.000 -/-
VESA, 1024 x 768 56.476 70.069 75.000 -/-
VESA, 1024 x 768 60.023 75.029 78.750 +/+
VESA, 1152 x 864 67.500 75.000 108.000 +/+
VESA, 1280 x 800 49.702 59.810 83.500 -/+
VESA, 1280 x 800 62.795 74.934 106.500 -/+
VESA, 1280 x 960 60.000 60.000 108.000 +/+
VESA, 1280 x 1024 63.981 60.020 108.000 +/+
VESA, 1280 x 1024 79.976 75.025 135.000 +/+
VESA, 1440 x 900 55.935 59.887 106.500 -/+
VESA, 1440 x 900 70.635 74.984 136.750 -/+
VESA, 1600 x 1200 75.000 60.000 162.000 +/+
VESA, 1600 x 1050 65.290 59.954 146.250 -/+
VESA, 1920 x 1080 67.500 60.000 148.500 +/+
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Horizontal Frequency
The time taken to scan one line from the left-most position to the right-most position on the screen is called the horizontal cycle
and the reciprocal of the horizontal cycle is called the horizontal frequency. The horizontal frequency is represented in kHz.
Vertical Frequency
A panel must display the same picture on the screen tens of times every second so that humans can see the picture. This
frequency is called the vertical frequency. The vertical frequency is represented in Hz.
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3-5 Installing the Device Driver
If you install the device driver, you can set up the appropriate resolution and frequency for the product. The device driver is
included on the CD-ROM supplied with the product. If the supplied drive file is corrupted, please visit a service center or
Samsung Electronics website(http://www.samsung.com/), and download the driver.
1. Insert the driver installation CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Click on "Windows Driver".
3. Complete the remaining installation steps according to the instructions displayed on the screen.
4. Select the model of your product from the model list.
5. Check if the appropriate resolution and screen refresh rate are displayed in the Control Panel settings. For more information,
refer to the document about the Windows operating system.
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3-6 Product Operating Buttons
Product Operating Buttons
• Press one of the buttons on the monitor. OSD Guide will appear on the screen.
• If you press a button on the front of the monitor, an OSD Guide will display showing the function of the button before the
menu for the pressed button appears.
• To go to the menu, press the button on the front of the monitor again.
ICON DESCRIPTION
MENU Press this button to view the On Screen Display (OSD).
This button is also used to exit the OSD or to return to a higher-level OSD menu
* OSD Adjustment Lock
This function locks the OSD in order to maintain the current settings or to prevent the settings
from being changed by another person
On: If you press and hold the MENU button down for 5 seconds, the OSD Adjustment Lock
function is activated.
Off: If you press and hold the MENU button down for 5 seconds again, the OSD Adjustment
Lock function is disabled.
Even if the OSD Adjustment Lock function is activated, users can adjust the brightness
and contrast and can set up the adjustment function assigned to the [ECO].
ECO Users can set the <Customized Key> to one of the following functions.
• <ECO> - <MAGIC> - <Image Size>
You can set the function of the <Customized Key> by selecting <SETUP&RESET> ->
<Customized Key> in the OSD.
▲/▼ Use these buttons to navigate the menu or to adjust a value in the OSD.
Use this button to control the brightness of the screen.
Use this button to select a function.
If you press the [ ] button when there is no OSD, the input signal (Analog/Digital/HDMI)
is switched. When the input signal is switched by pressing [ ] button or the product is
turned on, a message displaying the selected input signal appears at the top left of the
screen.
This function is not available for products with an Analog interface only.
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3-6 Using the product
AUTO Press [AUTO] button to adjust the screen settings automatically
This function is only available in Analog mode.
If the resolution settings are changed in the Display Properties, the AUTO adjustment func-
tion is performed.
Press this button to turn the product on or off
• The buttons on the right of the product are touch-type buttons.
• Touch the buttons lightly with your finger.
Power LED
This LED is turned on when the product works normally.
For more information on the power-saving function, refer to the power saving function
in More Information. When not using the product for a long time, unplugging the power
cord is recommended to minimize power consumption.
ICON DESCRIPTION
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3-7 Using the Screen Adjustment Menu (OSD: On Screen Display)
The Screen Adjustment Menu (OSD: On Screen Display) Structure
Monitor functions may vary according to models. Please refer to actual product.
PICTURE
Top Menus Sub Menus
PICTURE MAGIC Brightness Contrast Sharpness Response Time
HDMI Black Level
COLOR Red Green Blue Color Tone Gamma
SIZE&POSI-
TION
Image Size H-Position V-Position Menu H-Position Menu V-Position
SETUP&RESET
ECO Menu Transpar-
ency
Language PC/AV Mode Auto Source
Display Time Key Repeat Time Customized Key Off Timer On/Off Off Timer Setting
Reset
INFORMA-
TION
<PC signals> <AV signals>
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Menu Description
MAGIC
Sub items of <MAGIC> include: < Angle> / < Bright> / < Color>.
• < Angle>
This feature allows you to see optimal screen quality according to your viewing position.
When viewing the screen at an angle from below, above or the side of the monitor, by setting the
appropriate mode for each position you can obtain a similar picture quality as viewing the screen
directly from the front.
Set to <Off> when viewing directly in front of the screen.
• <Off> - Select when viewing from the front position.
• <Lean Back Mode1> - Select when viewing from a slightly lower position.
• <Lean Back Mode2> - Select when viewing from the lower position.
• <Standing Mode> -Select when viewing from the upper position.
• <Side Mode> - Select when viewing from the left or right position.
• <Group View> - Select when two or more persons view among , , position at the
same time.
• <Custom> -When <Custom> is selected, settings for <Lean Back Mode 1> is applied by
default. Users can set suitable picture quality as needed.
• This menu is unavailable when < Bright> is set to <Dynamic Contrast> or
<Cinema> mode.
• This menu is unavailable when < Color> is set.
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MAGIC
• < Bright>
Provides preset picture settings optimized for various user environments such as editing a
document, surfing the Internet, playing games,or movies and so on.
• <Custom>
If the preset picture modes are not sufficient, users can configure the <brightness> and
<Contrast> directly using this mode.
• <Standard>
This mode provides the picture setting appropriate for editing a document and surfing the
Internet (text + picture).
• <Game>
This mode provides the picture setting appropriate for playing games that include lots of
graphics and that require a fast screen refresh rate.
• <Cinema>
This mode provides brightness and sharpness settings similar to those of a TV for the best
entertainment environment (movie, DVD, etc.).
• <Dynamic Contrast>
Controls the picture contrast automatically so that bright and dark pictures are balanced
overall.
When the external input is connected through HDMI and <PC/AV Mode> is set to <AV>,
< Bright> has four automatic picture settings (<Dynamic>, <Standard>, <Movie> and
<Custom>) that are preset at the factory. You can activate either Dynamic, Standard, Movie or
Custom. You can select Custom which automatically recalls your personalized picture settings.
• <Dynamic>
Select this mode to view a sharper image than in Standard mode.
• <Standard>
Select this mode when the surroundings are bright. This also provides a sharp image.
• <Movie>
Select this mode when the surroundings are dark. This will save power and reduce eye fatigue.
• <Custom>
Select this mode when you want to adjust the image according to your preferences.
This menu is unavailable when < Angle> or <Eco Saving> or <Eco Light Sensor>is
set.
MAGIC
• < Color>
Expresses natural colors more clearly without changing the picture quality using proprietary digital
picture quality improvement technology developed by Samsung Electronics.
• <Off> - Turns the < Color> function off.
• <Demo> - You can compare the pictures processed by < Color> with the original
pictures.
• <Full> - Provides a clearer picture including areas corresponding to skin color.
• <Intelligent> - Improves the chroma of pictures except for areas corresponding to skin color.
This menu is unavailable when < Angle> is set.
Brightness
Controls the screen brightness.
• This menu is unavailable when < Bright> is set to <Dynamic Contrast> mode.
• This menu is unavailable when <Eco Saving> or <Eco Light Sensor>is set.
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COLOR
Contrast
Controls the contrast of the pictures displayed on the screen
• This menu is unavailable when < Bright> is set to <Dynamic Contrast> or <Cinema>
mode.
• This menu is unavailable when < Color> is set to <Full> mode or <Intelligent> mode.
Sharpness
Controls the clarity of details of pictures displayed on the screen
• This menu is unavailable when < Bright> is set to <Dynamic Contrast> or <Cinema>
mode.
• This menu is unavailable when < Color> is set to <Full> mode or <Intelligent> mode.
Response Time
Accelerates the response time of the panel faster than the original response time so that moving pic-
tures appear sharper and more natural.
• <Normal>
• <Faster>
• <Fastest>
• It is recommended setting the <Normal> or <Faster> when not viewing a movie.
• Monitor functions may vary according to models. Please refer to actual product.
HDMI Black Level
When watching with a DVD or set-top box connecting to the product via HDMI, image quality deterio-
ration (black level, lower-quality contrast, lighter color tone, etc.) may occur depending on the con-
nected external device.
• <Normal>
• <Low>
This function is active only when the external device is connected via <HDMI>. The <HDMI
Black Level> function may not be compatible with all external devices.
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This is unavailable when < Bright> is set to <Dynamic Contrast> and <Cinema> mode.
SIZE & POSITION
Menu Description
Red
You can adjust the red color value of pictures according to your preference.
This menu is unavailable when < Color> is set to <Full> mode or <Intelligent> mode.
Green
You can adjust the green color value of pictures according to your preference.
This menu is unavailable when < Color> is set to <Full> mode or <Intelligent> mode.
Blue
You can adjust the blue color value of pictures according to your preference.
This menu is unavailable when < Color> is set to <Full> mode or <Intelligent> mode.
Color Tone
You can set the color temperature according to your preference.
• <Cool 2> - Sets the color temperature of the screen to very cool.
• <Cool 1>- Sets the color temperature of the screen to cool.
• <Normal> - Sets the color temperature of the screen to the standard color temperature.
• <Warm 1> - Sets the color temperature of the screen to warm.
• <Warm 2> - Sets the color temperature of the screen to very warm.
• <Custom> - Select this menu to set the color temperature manually.
If you do not like the preset color temperatures, you can manually adjust the value of RGB.
• This menu is unavailable when < Color> is set to <Full> mode or <Intelligent> mode.
• This menu is unavailable when < Angle> is set.
Gamma
Using this menu, you can change the intensity of the colors of medium brightness.
• <Mode1> - <Mode2> - <Mode3>
This menu is unavailable when < Angle> is set.
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SETUP&RESET
Menu Description
Image Size
Supplied for the wide models only such as 16:9 or 16:10.
PC signals
• <Auto> - The picture is displayed at the aspect ratio of the input signal.
• <Wide> - The picture is displayed in full screen regardless of the aspect ratio of the input signal.
• A signal not in the standard mode table is not supported.
• If the resolution is set to the optimal resolution, the aspect ratio does not change whether the
<Image Size> is set to <Auto> or <Wide>.
AV signals
• <4 : 3> - Displays pictures at the 4:3 aspect ratio.
• <16 : 9> - Displays pictures at the 16:9 aspect ratio.
• <Screen Fit> - If a 720P, 1080i or 1080P signal is input in HDMI/DVI input mode, the picture is
displayed as is without truncation.
This can only be set when the external input is connected through HDMI/DVI and <PC/AV
Mode> is set to <AV>.
•
H-Position
Moves the position of the display area on the screen horizontally.
• This function is only available in Analog mode.
• When a 720P, 1080i or 1080P signal is input in AV mode ,select <Screen Fit >to adjust
horizontal position in 0-6 levels.
V-Position
Moves the position of the display area on the screen vertically.
• This function is only available in Analog mode.
• When a 720P, 1080i or 1080P signal is input in AV mode ,select <Screen Fit >to adjust
vertical position in 0-6 levels.
Menu H-Position You can adjust the horizontal position of the OSD.
Menu V-Position You can adjust the vertical position of the OSD.
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Menu Description
ECO
The <Eco Motion Sensor>, <Eco Light Sensor>, and <Eco Saving> options are displayed on the
same menu page so that you can conveniently configure the power saving settings.
There are two ways to access the ECO menu page.
• Click "ECO/▼" (hot key), which is the second function key, to go directly to the ECO menu page.
(Note that the key will function as a hot key only when <Customized Key> is set to ECO. ECO is
selected by default.)
• Alternatively, go to the <SETUP&RESET> menu.
<Eco Motion Sensor>
The <Eco Motion Sensor> activates to save power when it does not detect any movement within a
specified area for a specified period of time.
Configuring settings
• Time setting
Deactivate the <Eco Motion Sensor> (<Off>) or select the time interval for the sensor to activate:
<5 min>, <10 min>, <20 min>, <30 min>, or <1 h>.
• <Backlight>
Customize the controls for the monitor screen when <Eco Motion Sensor> is active.
• <Off> - Turn off the screen and activate DPMS mode. If <Off> is selected, it takes several
seconds for the monitor to detect movement and turn on after it turned off.
• <Dimming> - Reduce the brightness of the screen (still turned on).
• The optimal working area for <Eco Motion Sensor> is within a certain distance (1m) and at
certain angle (40°).
• If there is no user movement, the <Eco Motion Sensor> may fail to detect motion.
• If you think that the mode entry message appears too frequently, increase the time setting of
the <Eco Motion Sensor> or turn the <Eco Icon Display> <Off>.
• Avoid using radio equipment such as a walkie-talkie near the product as this may cause a
product malfuction.
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ECO
• <Eco Light Sensor>
The <Eco Saving> feature optimizes the view condition and contributes to power saving by
adjusting the screen brightness depending on the ambient light intensity.
• This menu is unavailable when < Bright> is set to <Dynamic Contrast> mode.
• This menu is unavailable when <Eco Saving> is set .
• <Sensitivity>
Specify the <Sensitivity> level of the <Eco Light Sensor> to respond according to the ambient light
intensity.
• <High> - High sensitivity that maximizes the varying level of screen brightness depending on
the ambient light intensity.
• <Medium> - Intermediate sensitivity that sets a varying level of screen brightness between
<High> and <Low> depending on the ambient light intensity..
• <Low> - Low sensitivity that minimizes the varying level of screen brightness depending on the
ambient light intensity.
• <Brightness Level>
Additionally customize the screen brightness adjusted by <Eco Light Sensor>.
• <Brighter> - Increase the current brightness of the screen.
• <Current> - Maintain the current brightness of the screen.
• <Dimmer> - Decrease the current brightness of the screen.
ECO
• <Eco Saving>
The <Eco Saving> function reduces power consumption by controlling the electric current used by
the monitor panel.
• <75%> - Change the monitor power consumption to 75% of the default level.
• <50%> - Change the monitor power consumption to 50% of the default level.
• <Off> - Deactivate the <Eco Saving> function.
• This menu is unavailable when < Bright> is set to <Dynamic Contrast> mode.
• This menu is unavailable when <Eco Light Sensor> is set.
Menu Description
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ECO
<Eco Icon Display>
If the <Eco Icon Display> option is <On> and the <Eco Motion Sensor> and <Eco Light Sensor> are
active, a pop-up guide will appear showing the operation status of the sensors.
• The <Eco Motion Sensor> will activate power-saving mode if it is set to on and does not detect
any movement for a specified time.
• A 10-second countdown timer will start along with the above picture before the power-saving
mode activates showing the operation status of the <Eco Motion Sensor>.
• If the screen brightness is adjusted according to the ambient light intensity when the <Eco Light
Sensor> is on, a pop-up as shown above will appear showing the adjusting screen brightness.
• When the screen becomes brighter as the ambient light becomes brighter and the <Eco Light
Sensor> activates, the brightness slide bar level will increase with a sun image displayed above
the bar. When the screen becomes darker, the brightness slide bar level will decrease with a
moon image displayed above the bar. The brightness slide bar will be displayed for three seconds
after the sensor activates.
A pop-up as shown above will appear when an energy tree completes while <Eco Icon Display> is
<On>.
If the above picture is displayed, it means the <Eco Icon Display> option is <On>. Change this
setting to <Off> if you do not want to display the pop-up.
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ECO
• <Energy Tree>
• The amount of energy saved by the <Eco Motion Sensor>, <Eco Light Sensor>, and <Eco
Saving> functions will accumulate and the progress can be viewed as a growing energy tree.
The energy tree grows as the energy savings of the monitor accumulate. Accordingly, the
tree's growth will also be affected by other functions that involve power consumption such
as the brightness control function.
• The amount of energy savings accumulated by the <Eco Motion Sensor>, <Eco Light Sensor>,
and <Eco Saving> functions will be represented as an amount of carbon dioxide.
• A complete energy tree will be displayed when the amount of energy savings accumulates to
as much as the amount of carbon dioxide a tree absorbs in a year.
• This shows that your energy saving is as effective as planting a tree so that you can easily
understand the accumulation of energy savings over time and its effect by viewing the progress
of a tree growing.
• The progress of a tree growing will be represented as 10 different images (stages). After one
full-grown tree is complete, the initial image will be restored and the number of trees will
continue to accumulate. The number for energy trees will be rounded to one decimal place.
Menu Transparency
You can select the transparency of the OSD.
• <Off> - <On>
Language
Select a language for the OSD.
The selected language is only applied to the product OSD. This setting does not affect the other
functions of the PC.
PC/AV Mode
Set to PC when connected to a PC.
Set to AV when connected to an AV device.
• This function does not support Analog mode.
• Supplied for the wide models only such as 16:9 or 16:10.
• If the monitor (when set to HDMI) is in power saving mode or is displaying the message
<Check Signal Cable>, press the MENU button to display the On Screen Display (OSD).
You can select <PC> or <AV>.
Auto Source
• <Auto> - The monitor automatically selects an input signal.
• <Manual> - Users have to manually select an input signal.
Not applicable to analog (D-SUB)-or-HDMI-dedicated models.
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INFORMATION
Display Time
The OSD automatically disappears if no action is taken by the user.
You can determine the time to wait before the OSD is hidden.
• <5 sec> - <10 sec> - <20 sec> - <200 sec>
Key Repeat Time
Controls the repeat delay of a button.
You can set to <Acceleration>, <1 sec> or <2 sec>. If <No Repeat> is selected, the button only
responds once.
Customized Key
You can set the function of the Customized Key to one of the following.
• <ECO> - <MAGIC> - <Image Size>
Off Timer On/Off
You can turn the Off Timer on or off.
• <Off> - <On>
Off Timer Setting
Turns the power off automatically when the configured time is reached.
When <On> of <Off Timer On/Off> is selected,This function is available only.
Reset
Use this function to restore the visual quality and color settings to the factory defaults.
• <No> - <Yes>
Menu Description
INFORMATION
Shows the frequency and resolution set on the PC.
For models with an Analog interface only, <Analog/Digital/HDMI> is not shown in the
<Information>.
Menu Description
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4-1 Installing the Software
4 Installing the Software
4-1 Natural Color
What is Natural Color ?
This software works only for Samsung products and enables adjusting the displayed colors on the product and matches the
colors on the product with the colors of the printed pictures. For more information, refer to the online help of the software (F1).
The Natural Color is provided online. You can download it from the website below and install;
http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/learningresources/monitor/naturalcolorexpert/pop_download.html
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Installing the Software 4-2
4-2 MagicTune
What is MagicTune?
MagicTune is a software program that helps with monitor adjustments by providing comprehensive descriptions of monitor
functions and easy-to-understand guidelines.
Users can adjust the product with the mouse and the keyboard without using the operating buttons of the product.
MagicTune can not support clone mode.
Installing the Software
1. Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Select the MagicTune setup program.
If the pop-up screen for the software installation does not appear on the main screen, find and double-click the
MagicTune setup file on the CD-ROM.
3. Select the installation language and click [Next].
4. Complete the remaining software installation steps according to the instructions displayed on the screen.
• The software may not work properly if you do not restart the computer after the installation.
• The MagicTune icon may not appear depending on the computer system and the product specifications.
• If the shortcut icon does not appear, press the F5 key.
Restrictions and Problems with the Installation (MagicTune™)
The installation of MagicTune™may be affected by the graphics card, motherboard and the networking environment.
System Requirements
OS
•Windows 2000
•Windows XP Home Edition
•Windows XP Professional
•Windows Vista 32Bit
•Windows 7 32Bit
For MagicTune™, Windows 2000 or later is recommended.
Hardware
•At least 32MB of memory
•At least 60MB of free space on the hard disk drive
For more information, refer to the website.
Removing the Software
You can only remove MagicTune™through [Add or Remove Programs ] in Windows.
To remove MagicTune™, complete the following steps.
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4-2 Installing the Software
1. Click [Start] select [Settings], and select [Control Panel] from the menu.
For Windows XP, click [Start], and select [Control Panel] from the menu.
2. Double-click the [Add or Remove Programs] icon in the Control Panel.
3. In the [Add/Remove] window, find and select MagicTune™so that it is highlighted.
4. Click [Change or Remove Programs] to remove the software.
5. Select [Yes] to start removing MagicTune™.
6. Wait until a message box appears informing you that the software has been removed completely.
For technical support, the FAQ (frequently asked questions) or information about the software upgrade for MagicTune™,
please visit our website.
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Installing the Software 4-3
4-3 MultiScreen
What is MultiScreen ?
MultiScreen enables users to use the monitor by partitioning multiple sections.
Installing the Software
1. Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Select the MultiScreen setup program.
If the pop-up screen for the software installation does not appear on the main screen, find and double-click the
MultiScreen setup file on the CD-ROM.
3. When the Installation Wizard appears, click [Next].
4. Complete the remaining software installation steps according to the instructions displayed on the screen.
• The software may not work properly if you do not restart the computer after the installation.
• The MultiScreen icon may not appear depending on the computer system and the product specifications.
• If the shortcut icon does not appear, press the F5 key.
Restrictions and Problems with the Installation (MultiScreen)
The MultiScreen installation may be affected by the graphics card, motherboard and the networking environment.
Operating System
OS
•Windows 2000
•Windows XP Home Edition
•Windows XP Professional
•Windows Vista 32Bit
•Windows 7 32Bit
For MultiScreen, the operating systems Windows 2000 or later is recommended.
Hardware
•At least 32MB of memory
•At least 60MB of free space on the hard disk drive
Removing the Software
Click [Start], select [Settings]/[Control Panel], and then double-click [Add or Remove Programs].
Select MultiScreen from the program list and click the [Add/Delete] button.
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5-1 Troubleshooting
5 Troubleshooting
5-1 Monitor Self-Diagnosis
• You can check if the product is working properly using the Self-Diagnosis function.
• If a blank screen is displayed and the Power LED blinks even if the product and the PC are properly connected, perform
the self-diagnosis function according to the procedures below.
1. Turn the product and the PC off.
2. Separate the signal cable from the product .
3. Turn the product on.
4. If the product is working properly, the <Check Signal Cable> message appears.
In this case, if a blank screen is displayed again, make sure that there is no problem with the PC and the connection. The
product is working properly.
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Troubleshooting 5-2
5-2 Before Requesting Service
Please check the following before requesting After-Sales service. If the problem continues, please contact your nearest
Samsung Electronics Service Center.
A blank screen appears / I cannot turn the product on
Is the power cord connected properly? Check the connection status of the power cord.
Is the <Check Signal Cable> message displayed on the
screen?
(Connected using the D-sub cable)
Check the cable connecting the PC and the product.
(Connected using the DVI cable)
If the message appears on the screen even if the cable is
properly connected, recheck the input signal by pressing the [
] button of the product.
Is the <Not Optimum Mode> message displayed on the
screen?
This occurs when the signal from the graphics card exceeds
the maximum resolution or the maximum frequency of the
product.
In this case, set up the appropriate resolution and the fre-
quency for the product.
Is a blank screen displayed and does the power LED blink at
a 1 second interval?
1. This occurs when the power saving function is running.
If you click the mouse or press any key, the screen will be
turned on.
2. If the "Check Signal Cable" condition persists for more than
five minutes, Lossless mode will be activated. In Lossless
mode, the backlight of the monitor will turn off.
Did you connect with a DVI cable?
If you connect the DVI cable when the PC has booted up or if
you reconnect the DVI cable after disconnecting the cable
while using a PC, the screen may not be displayed because
some graphics cards do not output the video signal.
In this case, reboot the PC while the DVI cable is connected.
Blank spaces are found at the top and bottom of the screen
when an [HDMI] or [HDMI-DVI] cable is connected to the
monitor and PC.
Blank spaces on the screen are not caused by the monitor.
The cause of the problem is the PC or graphics card, and can
be fixed by adjusting the screen size in the HDMI or DVI
option of the graphics card settings menu.
If the graphics card settings menu has no option to adjust the
screen size, update the graphics card driver to the latest ver-
sion.
(Please contact the graphics card or computer manufacturer
for details on how to adjust the screen settings.)
THE IMAGE IS TOO LIGHT OR TOO DARK.
Adjust the <Brightness> and <Contrast>.
(Refer to the <Brightness>, <Contrast>)
The display brightness can differ according to the mode set for < Angle>.
If < Bright> is set to <Dynamic Contrast>, the display brightness can differ according to the input signal.
The on screen adjustment menu (OSD) does not appear.
Did you cancel the screen adjustment? Check if the OSD Adjustment Lock function is set to Off.
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5-2 Troubleshooting
The color is weird / The picture is displayed in black and white
Is the entire screen displayed in the same color as if viewing
the screen through a cellophane paper?
Check the cable connection to the computer.
Reinsert the graphics card into the computer completely.
Is the graphics card configured correctly? Set up the graphics card referring to the user manual.
The display area suddenly moves to an edge or to the center.
Did you change the graphics card or the driver?
Please press the [AUTO] button to run the auto adjustment
function.
Did you change the resolution and frequency appropriate to
the product?
Set the resolution and the frequency to the appropriate values
in the graphics card
refer to the (Standard Signal Mode Table)
Is the graphics card configured correctly? Set up the graphics card referring to the user manual.
The pictures are out-of-focus.
Did you change the resolution and the frequency appropriate
to the product?
Set the resolution and the frequency to the appropriate values
in the graphics card
refer to the (Standard Signal Mode Table)
The color is displayed in 16 bit (16 colors). The color has been changed after changing the graphics card.
Did you install the device driver for the product?
Windows XP : Set the color again by selecting Control Panel
→ Appearance and Themes → Display → Settings.
Windows ME/2000 : Set the color again by selecting Control
Panel → Display → Settings.
Windows Vista : Change the color settings by selecting Con-
trol Panel → Appearance and Personalization → Personaliza-
tion → Display settings.
Windows 7 : Change the color settings by selecting Control
Panel → Appearance and Personalization → Display →
Adjust resolution → Advanced settings → Monitor.
(For more information, refer to the Windows user manual for
the computer.)
Is the graphics card configured correctly?
Configure the color again in accordance with the new graph-
ics card driver.
When I connect the monitor, the 'Unknown monitor, Plug&Play (VESA DDC) monitor found' message is displayed.
Did you install the device driver for the product?
Install the device driver referring to the descriptions about the
driver installation.
Check if all the Plug&Play (VESA DDC) functions are sup-
ported referring to the User Manual of the graphics card.
Install the device driver referring to the descriptions about the
driver installation.
When I look at the exterior edges of the product, small alien substances appear on it.
Since this product is designed so that the color has a soft appearance by coating it with a transparent material over the black
edges, such things may be seen. This is not a defect of the product.
A “beep, beep” sound is heard when booting the computer.
If the beep sound is generated 3 or more times when booting up the computer, please request service for the computer.
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Troubleshooting 5-3
5-3 FAQ
FAQ! PLEASE TRY THE FOLLOWING!
How can I change the frequency (refresh rate) of the video
signal?
You have to change the frequency of the graphics card.
Windows XP : Change the frequency by selecting Control
Panel → Appearance and Themes → Display → Settings
→ Advanced → Monitor, and then change the refresh rate
under Monitor Settings.
Windows ME/2000 : Change the frequency by selecting Con-
trol Panel → Display → Settings → Advanced → Monitor,
and then change the refresh rate under Monitor Settings.
Windows Vista : Change the frequency by selecting Control
Panel → Appearance and Personalization → Personalization
→ Display settings → Advanced settings → Monitor, and
then change the refresh rate under Monitor Settings.
Windows 7 : Change the frequency by selecting Control Panel
→ Appearance and Personalization → Display → Adjust reso-
lution → Advanced settings → Monitor, and then change the
refresh rate under Monitor Settings.
(For more information, refer to the User Manual of the com-
puter or the graphics card.)
How can I change the resolution?
Windows XP : Change the resolution by selecting Control
Panel → Appearance and Themes → Display → Settings.
Windows ME/2000 : Change the resolution by selecting Con-
trol Panel → Display → Settings.
Windows Vista : Change the resolution by selecting Control
Panel → Appearance and Personalization → Personalization
→ Display settings.
Windows 7 : Change the resolution by selecting Control Panel
→ Appearance and Personalization → Display → Adjust reso-
lution.
(For more information, refer to the User Manual of the com-
puter or the graphics card.)
How can I use the power saving function?
Windows XP : Configure it by selecting Control Panel →
Appearance and Themes → Display → Screen Saver Setting
or configure it in the BIOS Setup of the computer.
Windows ME/2000 : Configure it by selecting Control Panel →
Display → Screen Saver Setting or Configure it in the BIOS
Setup of the computer.
Windows Vista : Change settings by selecting Control Panel
→ Appearance and Personalization → Personalization →
Screen Saver. You can also use the BIOS SETUP menu on
the PC.
Windows 7 : Change settings by selecting Control Panel →
Appearance and Personalization → Personalization →
Screen Saver. You can also use the BIOS SETUP menu on
the PC.
(For more information, refer to the Windows user manual for
the computer.)
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6-1 More Information
6 More Information
6-1 Specifications
Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Class B (Information Communication equipment for residential use)
This device is registered for EMC requirements for home use (Class B). It can be used in all areas.
(Class B equipment emits less electromagnetic waves than Class A equipment.)
MODEL NAME S20A550H
Panel
Size 20 inches (50 cm)
Display area 442.8 mm (H) x 249.08 mm (V)
Pixel Pitch 0.27675 mm (H) x 0.27675 mm (V)
Synchroniza-
tion
Horizontal 30 ~ 81 kHz
Vertical 56 ~ 75 Hz
Display Color 16.7 M
Resolution
Optimum resolution 1600 x 900 @ 60 Hz
Maximum resolution 1600 x 900 @ 60 Hz
Input Signal, Terminated
RGB Analog, HDMI
0.7 Vp-p ± 5%
separate H/V sync, Composite, SOG
TTL level (V high ≥ 2.0V, V low ≤ 0.8V)
Maximum Pixel Clock 164MHz (Analog,HDMI)
Power Supply
This product supports 100-240 V.Since the standard voltage may differ from
country to country, please check the label on the back of the product.
Signal Cable
15pin-to-15pin D-sub cable, Detachable
HDMI-DVI Cable, Detachable
Dimensions (WxHxD) / Weight
492 x 311 x 63 mm (19.4 x 12.2 x 2.5 inches) (Without Stand)
492 x 396 x 235 mm (19.4 x 15.6 x 9.3 inches) (With Stand) / 2.9 kg (6.4 lbs)
Environmen-
tal consider-
ations
Operating
Operating Temperature : 50°F ~ 104°F (10°C ~ 40°C)
Humidity :10 % ~ 80 %, non-condensing
Storage
Storage Temperature : -4°F ~ 113°F (-20°C ~ 45°C)
Humidity : 5 % ~ 95 %, non-condensing
Tilt -1°(±2°)~20°(±2°)
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More Information 6-2
6-2 Power Saving Function
This monitor has a built-in power management system called PowerSaver. This system saves energy by switching your monitor
to low-power mode when it has not been used for a certain amount of time. The monitor automatically returns to normal operation
when you press a key on the keyboard. For energy conservation, turn your monitor OFF when it is not needed, or when leaving it
unattended for long periods. The PowerSaver system operates with a VESA DPM compliant video card installed in your
computer. Use the software utility installed on your computer to set up this feature.
If there is no power cut-off switch, the power consumption is "0" only when the power cord is disconnected.
STATE
NORMAL
OPERATION
POWER SAVING
MODE
POWER OFF PIR MONITOR OFF
Power Indicator On Blinking Off On
Power Consumption
(Typical)
23 W 0.3 W 0.3 W 3 W
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6-3 More Information
6-3 Specifications
Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Class B (Information Communication equipment for residential use)
This device is registered for EMC requirements for home use (Class B). It can be used in all areas.
(Class B equipment emits less electromagnetic waves than Class A equipment.)
MODEL NAME S23A550H
Panel
Size 23 inches (58 cm)
Display area 509.76 mm (H) x 286.74 mm (V)
Pixel Pitch 0.2655 mm (H) x 0.2655 mm (V)
Synchroniza-
tion
Horizontal 30 ~ 81 kHz
Vertical 56 ~ 75 Hz
Display Color 16.7 M
Resolution
Optimum resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Maximum resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Input Signal, Terminated
RGB Analog, HDMI
0.7 Vp-p ± 5%
separate H/V sync, Composite, SOG
TTL level (V high ≥ 2.0V, V low ≤ 0.8V)
Maximum Pixel Clock 164MHz (Analog,HDMI)
Power Supply
This product supports 100-240 V.Since the standard voltage may differ from
country to country, please check the label on the back of the product.
Signal Cable
15pin-to-15pin D-sub cable, Detachable
HDMI-DVI Cable ,Detachable
Dimensions (WxHxD) / Weight
559 x 349 x 61 mm (22.0 x 13.7 x 2.4 inches) (Without Stand)
559 x 434 x 235 mm (22.0 x 17.1 x 9.3 inches) (With Stand) / 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs)
Environmen-
tal consider-
ations
Operating
Operating Temperature : 50°F ~ 104°F (10°C ~ 40°C)
Humidity :10 % ~ 80 %, non-condensing
Storage
Storage Temperature : -4°F ~ 113°F (-20°C ~ 45°C)
Humidity : 5 % ~ 95 %, non-condensing
Tilt -1°(±2°)~20°(±2°)

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