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HP Pavilion f2304 Flat Panel Monitor - Using and Adjusting Your Monitor


The monitor buttons are located under the front panel of the monitor. The monitor buttons are used to:
  • Turn on the monitor.
  • Open the Main Menu on-screen display (OSD) window where it is possible to change the monitor settings.
  • Control the brightness and contrast of the display.
  • Open the Picture in Picture (PiP) window when analog or digital video is displayed.
  • Select signal input.
  • Adjust volume.

Monitor Buttons

Icon / Label
Power button and Power LED
Turns the monitor on and off.
  • Blue = Full power
  • Amber = Sleep
Headphone connector
Use a headphone device.
When the headphone connector is being used, the monitor speakers are muted.
Volume Down
Turns volume lower.
Volume Up
Turns volume higher.
PiP button
  • Opens the Picture in Picture (PiP) window when analog or digital video is displayed.
  • If the PiP setting is selected without valid S-video or component video input signals, the PiP window appears black.
Signal Input button
Signal input selection: scrolls through VGA-Analog, DVI-Analog, DVI-Digital, S-video, and component video input.
Auto button
Automatically adjusts the display to the ideal setting.
OSD Down Adjustment
  • Select and adjust the on-screen display (OSD) Menu settings.
  • Brightness control hot key. When OSD is not active, pressing the OSD Down control displays the OSD Brightness adjust function. When the OSD Brightness adjust scale is visible, press the OSD Up and Down buttons to adjust the brightness, then press the Menu button to confirm the new setting.
OSD Up Adjustment
  • Select and adjust the OSD Menu settings.
  • Contrast control hot key. When OSD is not active, pressing the OSD Up control displays the OSD Contrast Adjust function. When the OSD Contrast adjust scale is visible, press the OSD Up and Down buttons to adjust the contrast, then press the Menu button to confirm the new setting.
Menu button and (+) and (--) buttons
  • Displays the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu and selects functions.
  • The (+) and (--) buttons move up and down the menu, respectively.
  • Pressing the Menu button again brings up the second menu level.

Adjusting Monitor Settings

Press the Menu button to view the On Screen Display (OSD) Menu. The Main Menu window pops up so that the adjustments to your monitor various features can be done. Use the arrow keys in the Main Menu window to make your adjustments.

Using the On-Screen Display

The adjustments for screen settings are located in the On-screen display (OSD). Press the Menu button on the monitor front panel to view the OSD menu. Select Language and then select one of six available languages for the menu. The following table shows the menus and their functions at each level:
OSD Menu Levels
Menu Level 1
Menu Level 2
Menu Level 3
Menu Level 4
Adjustment Scale
Adjustment Scale
Image Control
Auto Adjustment
Adjusting Message
Horizontal Position
Adjustment Scale
Horizontal Position
Adjustment Scale
Vertical Position
Adjustment Scale
Custom Scaling (Displayed when VGA or DVI input is selected)
Fill to Screen
Fill to Aspect Ratio
One to One
Image Zoom (Displayed when video device is selected)
Zoom Off
Zoom On 1
Zoom On 2
Sharpness Selection
Adjustment Scale
Clock Phase
Adjustment Scale
6500K - sRGB
Custom Color
Red, Green, Blue
Video Color
Hue, Saturation
Power Saver
On/Off Selection
Power On Recall
On/Off Selection
Power On Recall
On/Off Selection
Serial Number
Display serial number
Sleep Timer
Set current & sleep time
Basic Menu
OSD Control
Horizontal Position
Adjustment Scale
Vertical Position
Adjustment Scale
OSD Timeout
Adjustment Scale
OSD Transparency
Adjustment Scale
Video Input Controls
Video Input Select
Analog (D-SUB)
Analog (DVI)
Digital (DVI)
Component Video
Auto Detect
PiP Control
PiP Source
Component Video
PiP Size
PiP Off
Horizontal Position
Adj Scale
Vertical Position
Adj Scale
Factory Reset
The Image Control Clock and Clock Phase selections are not available when the monitor is operating in the DVI (digital) mode.

Using the Auto Adjustment Function

It is possible to easily optimize the screen performance for the VGA interface by using the Auto button and the auto-adjustment pattern software on the User Guide CD that came with this monitor.
  1. Insert the provided CD-ROM disc into the computer.
  2. Run the software file Adjustment pattern.exe (from the CD-ROM drive) to display a setup test pattern.
  3. Press the Auto button on the monitor to produce a stable, centered image.

Identifying Special OSD Messages

Special OSD messages appear on the monitor screen for the following monitor conditions:
  • Input Signal Out of Range : Indicates the monitor is unable to access or fully support the provided input signal. The monitor preferred video mode is 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz.
  • Going to Sleep: Indicates the monitor is entering a reduced power state or sleep mode.
  • Check Video Cable Indicates the video cable may not be plugged into the computer or monitor, or that the computer may not be turned on.
  • No Input Signal Indicates the monitor is not receiving a video signal from the PC or one of the five monitor signal connectors. Check to see if the PC or input signal source is off or in the power saving mode.
  • Multiple Inputs are active - Use the OSD to select the desired video input Indicates the monitor has more than one video input.

Adjusting Screen Quality

Allow the monitor to warm up for 20 minutes before performing the following procedures.
The Auto Adjustment feature automatically fine-tunes the image quality each time a new video mode is utilized. If additional improvement is desired, select the Auto button on the front bezel.
For more precise adjustments, use the adjustment pattern provided on the CD-ROM, and adjust the clock and phase settings (accessed from the OSD menu) as described in the Enhancing the Video Function section.

Enhancing the Video Function

The monitor includes a zoom feature to adjust the viewable image to full screen display. It enhances video performance by changing the screen aspect ratio, the ratio of the picture width to its height, to get 4 to 3 (standard broadcast) and 16 to 9 (widescreen) formats. The zoom feature is available when the signal input selection is set to super video or component video.
To use the zoom feature:
  1. Press the Input button on the front panel of the monitor to select one of the following video sources: S-video or Component Video.
  2. Press the Menu button on the front panel of the monitor to launch the On Screen Display (OSD) Main Menu.
  3. Select Image Control from the OSD Main Menu. When the Image Control menu opens, scroll down to select Image Zoom.
  4. In the Image Zoom menu, use the OSD up and down buttons on the front panel to select and highlight the desired zoom setting:
    • Zoom Off turns off the Image Zoom feature and defaults to the 1:1 format.
    • Zoom On 1 optimizes the image for 4:3 format sources such as standard broadcast formats and the full screen DVD format.
    • Zoom On 2 optimizes the image for 16:9 format sources such as widescreen broadcast and DVD format.
      Some DVD wide screen modes may provide formats other than 16:9. When this occurs, black video borders may remain visible above and below the displayed image when Zoom On 2 is active.
  5. When the desired zoom setting is highlighted, press the Menu button to confirm the selection. The OSD returns to the Image Control menu. Select the option to Cancel or Save the new zoom setting.
  6. Press the Menu button and select Exit to close the Main Menu.

Optimizing Digital Conversion

This monitor contains advanced circuitry that allows the flat panel screen to function like a standard monitor. Two controls in the OSD can be adjusted to improve image performance: Clock and Clock Phase. Use these controls only when the auto adjust function does not provide a satisfactory image.
The Clock must first be set correctly since the Clock Phase settings are dependent on the main Clock setting.
  • Clock: Increase/decrease the value to minimize any vertical bars or stripes visible on the screen background.
  • Clock Phase Increase/decrease the value to minimize video distortion or video jitter.
When using the controls, the best results will be obtained by using the adjustment pattern provided on the CD-ROM.
When adjusting the Clock and Clock Phase values, if the monitor images become distorted, continue adjusting the values until the distortion disappears. To restore the factory settings, select Yes from the Factory Reset menu in the OSD.

Using Video Connectors

The monitor includes the following video connectors for input from external video sources such as DVD players, VHS recorders, and external television tuners:
  • S-video with composite video adapter included
  • Component video
The monitor is compatible with NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video standards. Additionally, the component video connectors are capable of supporting the 480-line progressive (480p), the 720-line progressive (720p), and the 1080-line interlaced (1080i) High Definition Video modes when connected to an external HD video decoder.

Composite to S-video Adapter

A Composite to S-video adapter is included with your monitor. Use the following steps to connect the adapter and improve the display quality:
  1. Connect the video source composite connector into the Composite to S-video adapter.
  2. Connect the S-video connector into the S-video In on your monitor.
  3. Turn on the monitor.
  4. Press the Input button to select S-video input.
  5. If the display becomes distorted, press and hold the PIP button for at least 5 seconds until the display is corrected.
    Repeat step 5 whenever the Input button is pressed, or the Factory Reset Function is activated.






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