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Dell 2408WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide

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Operating the Monitor

Dell™ 2408WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide

  Using the Front Panel Controls

  Using the On-Scree Display (OSD) Menu

  Setting the Optimal Resolution

  Using the Dell Soundbar (Optional)

  Using the Tilt, Swivel and Vertical Extension

  Rotating the Monitor

  Adjusting the Rotating Settings of Your Operating System


Using the Front Panel

Use the buttons on the front of the monitor to adjust the image settings. 

 

A

Input Source Select
Use Input Source Select button to select between two different video signals that may be connected to your monitor.
  • VGA input
  • DVI-D 1 input
  • DVI-D 2 input
  • DisplayPort input
  • HDMI input
  • Component video input
  • S-Video input
  • Composite video input
 

As you cycle through the inputs you will see the following messages to indicate the currently selected input source. It may take a few seconds for the image to appear.

or
or
or
or

If either VGA or DVI-D input is selected and both VGA and DVI-D cables are not connected, a floating dialog box as shown below appears.

or

 

If either S-Video, Composite, HDMI or Component input is selected and the cables are not connected or the video source is turned off, the screen does not have an image. If any button is pressed (except power button), the monitor displays the following message:

 

B

PIP/PBP Select

Use this button to activate PIP (Picture-in-Picture)/PBP (Picture-by-Picture) modes adjustment.

Pressing this button continually cycles the monitor through the following modes : OFF-->PIP-->PBP. You will see the following messages corresponding to the mode selected.

 

       

 
C


OSD Menu/Select

The Menu button is used to open and exit the on-screen display (OSD), and exit from menus and sub-menus. See Using the OSD Menu.
D

Brightness /Contrast Hot Key

Use this button for direct access to the "Brightness" and "Contrast" control menu.
D and E
Down (-) and Up (+)
Use these buttons to adjust (decrease/increase ranges) items in the OSD menu.
E


Auto Adjust

Use this button to activate automatic setup and adjustment. The following dialog appears on a black screen as the monitor self-adjusts to the current input:

Auto Adjustment button allows the monitor to self-adjust to the incoming video signal. After using Auto Adjustment, you can further tune your monitor by using the Pixel Clock (Coarse), Phase (Fine) controls in the OSD.

NOTE: Auto Adjust does not occur if you press the button while there are no active video input signals or attached cables.

 
F

Power button
 (with power light indicator)
Use the power button to turn the monitor on and off.

The green light indicates the monitor is on and fully functional. An amber light indicates power save mode.

 


Using the OSD Menu

NOTE: If you change the settings and then either proceed to another menu, or exit the OSD menu, the monitor automatically saves those changes. The changes are also saved if you change the settings and then wait for the OSD menu to disappear.

1. Push the MENU button to launch the OSD menu and display the main menu.

Main Menu for Analog (VGA) Input

Or

Main Menu for non Analog (non VGA) Input

 

NOTE: AUTO ADJUST is only available when you are using the analog (VGA) connector.

2. Push the and buttons to move between the setting options. As you move from one icon to another, the option name is highlighted. See the table for a 

    complete list of all the options available for the monitor.

3. Push the MENU button once to activate the highlighted option. 

4. Push and button to select the desired parameter.

5. Push MENU to enter the slide bar and then use the   and buttons, according to the indicators on the menu, to make your changes.

6. Select the "back" option to return to the main menu or "exit" to exit the OSD menu.

 

Icon

Menu and Submenus

Description

EXIT

Select to exit the main menu.

 

 

 

 

 

BRIGHTNESS

& CONTRAST

 

Back

Brightness

Contrast

Exit Menu

 

 

 

This menu is to activate Brightness/Contrast adjustment.
Push to go back to the main menu.

Brightness adjusts the luminance of the backlight.

Push the  button to increase brightness and push the button to decrease brightness (min 0 ~ max 100).

Adjust Brightness first, and then adjust Contrast only if further adjustment is necessary.

Push the button to increase contrast and push the button to decrease contrast (min 0 ~ max 100).
The Contrast function adjusts the degree of difference between darkness and lightness on the monitor screen.

Push  to exit the OSD main menu.

 

 

 

AUTO ADJUST

 

 

Even though your computer recognizes your monitor on startup, the Auto Adjustment function optimizes the display settings for use with your particular setup.

 

 

NOTE: In most cases, Auto Adjust produces the best image for your configuration.

 

NOTE: AUTO ADJUST option is only available when you are using the analog (VGA) connector.

 
 

 
 

INPUT

SOURCE

 

Back

Auto Select

VGA

DVI-D 1 & 2
DisplayPort
HDMI
Component
S-Video
Composite

Exit Menu

  

The INPUT SOURCE menu is to select between different video signals that may be connected to your monitor.
Push to go back to the main menu.
Scan for Sources. Push to scan for available input signals.
Select VGA input when you are using the analog (VGA) connector. Push to select the VGA input source.
Select DVI-D input when you are using the Digital (DVI) connector. Push to select the DVI input source.
Select DisplayPort input when you are using DisplayPort connector. Push to select the DisplayPort input source. 
Select HDMI input when you are using HDMI connector. Push to select the HDMI input source. 
Select Component input when you are using component video connector. Push to select the component input source.
Select S-Video input when you are using S-Video connector. Push to select the S-Video input source.
Select Composite input when you are using composite video connector. Push to select the composite input source.
Push  to exit the OSD main menu.

 
 
 

 

PRESET

MODES

 

Back

Input Color Format

Gamma

Color Setting mode

VGA/DVI-D input

Desktop Mode

Multimedia Mode

Game Mode

 sRGB Mode

Warm Mode

Cool Mode

Custom (R, G, B)

Video input

Movie Mode

Game Mode

Sports Mode

Nature Mode

Hue

Saturation

Exit Menu

 

 

There are several image modes for different usage.

Image mode submenu for VGA/DVI-D input

Image mode submenu for Video input

or

NOTE: Image modes are different between the VGA/DVI-D and Video inputs

Push to go back to the main menu.
To achieve the different color domain for PC RGB and HD YPbPr (HD YPbPr is suitable for HD video playback over DVI. PC RGB is suitable for normal PC graphics display over DVI).
To achieve the different color mode for PC and Mac.
You can choose between a Graphics and a Video mode. If your computer is connected to your monitor, choose Graphics. If a DVD, STB, or VCR is connected to your monitor, choose Video.
 
Mode suitable for desktop applications.
Mode for multimedia applications, eg video playback.
Mode suitable for gaming applications.
Mode to emulate 72% NTSC color.
Warm mode is selected to obtain a red tint. This color setting is typically used for color-intensive applications (photograph image editing, multimedia, movies, etc.).
Cool mode is selected to obtain a bluish tint. This color setting is typically used for text based applications (spreadsheets, programming, text editors, etc.).
Use the or button to increase or decrease each of the three colors (R, G, B) independently, in single-digit increments, from 0 to 100.
 
Mode suitable for movie playback.
Mode suitable for game applications.
Mode suitable for sports scenes.
Mode suitable for nature scenes.

User Preset: Use the plus and minus buttons to increase or decrease each of the three colors (R, G, B) independently, in single digit increments, from 0 to 100.

makes video image shade into greenish

makes video image shade into purplish

NOTE: Hue adjustment only available for video input.

This feature can make color shift of video image to green or purple. This is used to adjust for desired flesh tone color. Use - or + to adjust the hue from '0' to '100'.

makes video image looks more monochrome

makes video image looks more colorful

Push  to exit the OSD main menu.

 

 

 

 

 

DISPLAY

SETTINGS

 

Back

Wide Mode

Horizontal Position

Vertical Position

Sharpness

Zoom

Horizontal Pan

Vertical  Pan

 

Pixel Clock

Phase

Dynamic Contrast

Display Info

Display Reset

Exit Menu

 

 

 

 

  
Push to go back to the main menu.

Adjust the image ratio as 1:1, aspect or full screen.

 

 NOTE: Wide Mode adjustment is not required at optimal preset resolution 1920 x 1200.

Use the and buttons to adjust image left and right. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).

Use the and buttons to adjust image up and down. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).
This feature can make the image look sharper or softer. Use or to adjust the sharpness from '0' to '100' .

Use the Zoom function to zoom in to specific area of interest.

Using the and keys to zoom in and out.

After zooming in, the horizontal and vertical pan function allows you to pan the enlarged image left/right and up/down respectively.

Use the and buttons to adjust image left and right. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).

Use the and buttons to adjust image up and down. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).

The Phase and Pixel Clock adjustments allow you to adjust your monitor to your preference. These settings are accessed through the main OSD menu, by selecting 'Image Settings'.

Use the and buttons to adjust for best image quality.

If satisfactory results are not obtained using the Phase adjustment, use the Pixel Clock (coarse) adjustment and then use Phase (fine), again.  

 

NOTE: Pixel Clock and Phase Adjustments are only available for "VGA" input.

Dynamic contrast allows you to increase the level of contrast to provide sharper and more detailed image quality. 

All the settings related to this monitor.
Reset the image to the original factory setting.
Push  to exit the OSD main menu.

 

 

OTHER

SETTINGS

 

Back

Language

Menu Transparency

Menu Timer

Menu Lock

Menu Rotation

 Audio Option

DDC/CI

LCD Conditioning

Factory Reset

Exit Menu

 

 
Push to go back to the main menu.
Language option to set the OSD display to one of five languages (English, Espanol, Francais, Deutsch, Japanese).
This function is used to adjust the OSD background from opaque to transparent.

OSD Hold Time: Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after the last time you pressed a button.

Use the and buttons to adjust the slider in 5 second increments, from 5 to 60 seconds.

Controls user access to adjustments. When 'Yes' (+) is selected, no user adjustments are allowed. All buttons are locked except the menu button. 

 

NOTE: When the OSD is locked, pressing the menu button will take the user directly to the OSD settings menu, with 'OSD Lock' pre-selected on entry. Select No(-) to unlock and allow user access to all applicable settings.

Rotates the OSD by 90 degrees counter-clockwise. Your can adjust according to your Display Rotation.
To turn on or off Audio Power during Power Save mode.
DDC/CI (Display Data Channel/Command Interface) allows your monitor parameters (brightness, color balance etc) to be adjustable via software on your PC. You can disable this feature by selecting "Disable".
Enable this feature for best user experience and optimum performance of your monitor.

 

If an image appears to be stuck on the monitor, select LCD Conditioning to help eliminate any image retention. Using the LCD Conditioning feature may take several hours. Severe cases of image retention are known as burn-in, the LCD Conditioning feature does not remove burn-in.

Reset all OSD settings to the factory preset values.
Push  to exit the OSD main menu.

 

 

PIP

SETTINGS

 
 
 

Back

Mode

When PIP/PBP activated

PIP/PBP Source

PIP Size

PIP Position

Brightness

PIP/PBP Contrast

PIP/PBP Hue/Tint

PIP/PBP Saturation

Exit Menu

This function brings up a window displaying image from another input source.
PIP/PBP submenu when PIP/PBP OFF (main source is VGA/DVI-D input)                  PIP/PBP submenu when PIP/PBP OFF (main source is Video input)  
         or  
PIP/PBP submenu when PIP/PBP ON (main source is VGA/DVI-D input)                      PIP/PBP submenu when PIP/PBP ON (main source is Video input)

    

or
NOTE: When using DVI source, the contrast adjustment is not available.
Push   to go back to the main menu.

There is two modes: PIP (Picture in Picture) and PBP (Picture By Picture)
Use
 and  to browse and to select "Off", "PIP" or "PBP".

 When PIP/PBP is activated, select "Swap" to exchange the input source for the main screen and PIP/PBP window.
Select an input signal for PIP/PBP. (VGA/DVI-D 1/DVI-D 2/DP (DisplayPort)/HDMI/S-Video/Composite/Component)
Use  and  to browse and to select.
Select PIP window size.
Use  and  to browse and to select.
Select PIP window position.
Use  and  to browse and to select.

Adjust the brightness level of the picture in PIP/PBP Mode.

reduce the brightness

increases the brightness

Adjust the contrast level of the picture in PIP/PBP Mode.

reduce the contrast

increases the contrast

This function shifts the color of PIP/PBP image to green or purple. This is used to adjust for desired flesh tone color.

shifts image color towards green

shifts image color towards purple

Adjust the color saturation of PIP/PBP image.

makes the image look more monochrome

makes the image look more colorful

Push  to exit the OSD main menu.

 


OSD Warning Messages

When the monitor does not support a particular resolution mode you will see the following message :

 
This means that the monitor cannot synchronize with the signal that it is receiving from the computer. See Monitor Specifications for the Horizontal and Vertical frequency ranges addressable by this monitor. Recommended mode is 1920 X 1200.
 
When monitor enters Power Save mode, the following message appears : 

Activate the computer and wake up the monitor to gain access to the OSD

 

 

If you press any button other than the power button one of the following messages will appear depending on the selected input:

VGA/DVI-D input

 

Video Input

 or

 

In PIP mode, when the monitor does not sense the selected second signal input, one of the following messages will appear depending upon the selected input as long as the OSD screen is closed.

1. VGA    2. DVI-D 1   3. DVI-D 2   4. HDMI 

     or 
 
        or

 

        or

 

5. DisplayPort   6. S-Video   7. Composite   8. Component
or or or

 

If either VGA, DVI-D, HDMI or DisplayPort input is selected and all VGA, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort cables are not connected, a floating dialog box as shown below appears.
or or

or 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: When the cable is connected back to the input of the monitor, any active PIP/PBP window will disappear. Please enter PIP/PBP submenu to bring back the PIP/PBP window.

NOTE: The PIP/PBP functions can bring up a picture from a second image source. Thus you can watch images from 1 PC source (D-Sub or DVI) and 1 Video Source (Composite or S-video or Component). The functions will not allow for 2 PC sources or 2 Video sources to perform PIP/PBP.

See Solving Problems for more information.


Setting the Optimal Resolution

  1. Right-click on the desktop and select Properties.
  2. Select the Settings tab.
  3. Set the screen resolution to 1920 x 1200.
  4. Click OK.

If you do not see 1920 x 1200 as an option, you may need to update your graphics driver. Depending on your computer, complete one of the following procedures.

If you have a Dell desktop or portable computer:

  • Go to support.dell.com, enter your service tag, and download the latest driver for your graphics card.

If you are using a non-Dell computer (portable or desktop):

  • Go to the support site for your computer and download the latest graphic drivers.
  • Go to your graphics card website and download the latest graphic drivers.

Using the Dell Soundbar (Optional)

The Dell Soundbar is a stereo two channel system adaptable to mount on Dell flat panel displays.  The Soundbar has a rotary volume and on/off control to adjust the overall system level, a blue LED for power indication, and two audio headset jacks.

 

1. Attach mechanism
2. Headphone connectors
3.  Power indicator
4. Power/Volume control

Using the Tilt, Swivel and Vertical Extension

 

Tilt/Swivel

With the built-in pedestal, you can tilt and/or swivel the monitor for the most comfortable viewing angle.

NOTE: Stand is detached and extended when the monitor is shipped from the factory.

 

Vertical Extension

Stand extends vertically up to 100mm via the Lock down/release button.                  

               

NOTE: If you monitor gets locked down:
1. Push the monitor down.
2. Press the Lock down/release button on the bottom rear of stand to unlock the monitor.
3. Lift the monitor up and extend the stand to the desired height.

NOTICE: Before relocating or moving the monitor to a different location, make sure that the stand is locked down. To lock it down, lower the height of the panel until it clicks and is locked into place.


Rotating the Monitor

Before you rotate the monitor, your monitor should be fully vertically extended (Vertical Extension) and fully tilted (Tilt) up to avoid hitting the bottom edge of the monitor.

NOTE: To take advantage of the "Display Rotation" function (Landscape versus Portrait view) an updated graphics driver is required for your Dell™ Computer not included with this monitor. Please download the graphics driver from support.dell.com and refer to the "download" section for "Video Drivers" for latest driver updates.

NOTE: When in "Portrait View Mode", you may experience performance degradation in graphic-intensive applications (3D Gaming etc.)


Adjusting the Rotating Settings of Your Operating System 

After you have rotated your monitor, you need to complete the procedure below to rotate your operating system.

 NOTE: If you are using the monitor with a non-Dell computer,  you need to go to the graphics driver website or your computer manufacturer website for information on rotating your operating system. 

  1. Right-click on the desktop and click Properties.
  2. Select the Settings tab and click Advanced.
  3. If you have ATI graphics card, select the Rotation tab and set the preferred rotation.
    If you have nVidia graphics card, click the nVidia tab, in the left-hand column select NVRotate, and then select the preferred rotation.
    If you have Intel graphics card, select the Intel graphics tab, click Graphic Properties, select the Rotation tab, and then set the preferred rotation.

NOTE: If you do not see the rotation option or it is not working correctly, go to support.dell.com and download the latest driver for your graphics card.


 

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