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Setting Up Your Monitor: Dell™ E207WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide

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Setting Up Your Monitor

Dell™ E207WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide

  Connecting Your Monitor

  Using the Front Panel

  Using the OSD Menu

  Setting the Optimal Resolution

  Using the Dell Soundbar (Optional)


Connecting Your Monitor

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions.

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To connect your monitor to the computer perform the following steps/instructions.

1. Turn off your computer and disconnect the power cable.
2. Connect either the white DVI or blue VGA cables to the connectors on the computer and the monitor.
3. Connect the power cables
4. Turn on your monitor and computer. If you do not see an image, push the input select button and ensure the correct input source is
  selected. If you still do not see an image, see Troubleshooting your monitor.

Using the Front Panel Button

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

A

Input select

Use the Input Select button to select between two different video signals that may be connected to your monitor.

Description of auto- sync detect: If both VGA and DVI cables are connected to one PC, this monitor will display an image automatically just as long as a video signal is present in either VGA or DVI outputs. When connecting one display to two PCs, if using screen savers, best to set both to the exact times. Whichever mouse is moved first will activate that video input first.

NOTE: The floating 'Dell Self-test Feature Check' dialog appears on a black background if the monitor cannot sense a video signal. Using the input select button, select the desired input to be tested either Analog Input or Digital Input. Disconnect the video cable from the video card and the Dell Self-test Feature Check dialogue box will appear if the display is operating correctly.

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B

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.
C

Brightness/Contrast Hot Key

Use this button for direct access to the "Brightness" and "Contrast" control menu.

C, D

Down (-) and Up (+)

Use these buttons to adjust (decrease/increase ranges) items in the OSD menu.

NOTE: You can activate automatic scroll feature by pressing and holding either + or - button.

D

Auto Adjust

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

Auto Adjust In Progress

Auto Adjustment 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) and Phase (Fine) controls under Image Settings.

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

E

Power Button and 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 open the OSD menu and display the main menu.
Main Menu for Auto Detect Analog (VGA) Input   Main Menu for Auto Detect Digital (DVI) Input
or
Main Menu for Analog (VGA) Input   Main Menu for digital (DVI) Input
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NOTE:

Auto Adjust, Positioning and Image Settings are 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 below 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.
Push the MENU button once to return to the main menu to select another option or push the MENU button two or three times to exit from the OSD menu.

When the OSD is locked, pressing the menu button takes the user directly to the OSD settings menu, with OSD Lock selected. Select No (-) to unlock and allow user access to all applicable settings.  
Icon Menu and Submenus Description

Exit

Select to exit the Main menu.

Brightness/ Contrast

Brightness adjusts the luminance of the backlight.

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

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


Contrast adjusts the degree of difference between darkness and lightness on the monitor screen.

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

Positioning: Horizontal
Vertical

Positioning moves the viewing area around on the monitor screen.

When making changes to either the Horizontal or Vertical settings, no changes occur to the size of the viewing area. The image shifts in response to your selection.

Minimum is 0 (-) and maximum is 100 (+).

NOTE: When using DVI source, the Positioning option is not available.

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.

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

Auto Adjust In Progress

Auto Adjustment 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) and Phase (Fine) controls under Image Settings.

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

NOTE: When using DVI source, the Auto Adjust is not available.

 

Image settings:

Pixel Clock (Coarse)
Phase (Fine)

 

 

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

Use the - and + buttons to make adjustments. (Minimum: 0 ~ Maximum: 100)

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

NOTE: This function may change the width of the display image. Use the Horizontal function of the Position menu to center the display image on the screen.

NOTE: When using DVI source, the Image Settings option is not available.

 

Color Settings

 

Color Format
Blue Preset
Red Preset
Normal Preset
User Preset
Hue

Saturation

 

 

 

 

 

Color Settings adjusts the color temperature, color hue, and saturation.
The color hue is most noticeable in areas of white.
 

 

 

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

  • 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.).
  • Blue Preset is selected to obtain a bluish tint. This color setting is typically used for text based applications (spreadsheets, programming, text editors, etc.).
  • Red Preset is selected to obtain a redder tint. This color setting is typically used for color-intensive applications (photograph image editing, multimedia, movies, etc.).
  • Normal Preset is selected to obtain the default (factory) color settings. This setting is also the “sRGB” standard default color space.
  • 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.
  • 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 shade into greenish.
makes video image shade into purplish.

 

NOTE: Hue adjustment only available for video playback via DVI using HD YPbPr.

 

makes video image looks more monochrome.
makes video image looks more colorful.

 

NOTE: Saturation adjustment only available for video playback via DVI using HD YPbPr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
OSD Settings:
Horizontal Position
Vertical Position
 
OSD Hold Time
OSD Lock

 

Adjust the settings for the OSD, including the location and the amount of time the menu remains on-screen.
Position of the OSD:
  • To adjust the horizontal position of the OSD, use the - and + buttons, and move OSD to the left and right.

  • To adjust the vertical position of the OSD, use the - and + buttons, and move OSD down and up.
OSD Hold Time:
The OSD stays active for as long as it is in use. Adjusting the hold time, sets the length of time the OSD remains 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.

OSD Lock:

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 takes the user directly to the OSD settings menu, with OSD Lock selected. Select No (-) to unlock and allow user access to all applicable settings.

NOTE: You can also lock or unlock the OSD by pushing and holding the Menu button for 15 seconds.

Language Select to have the OSD display in one of five languages (English, French, Spanish, German, or Japanese).

NOTE: The change only affects the OSD. It has no effect on any software running on the computer.

Factory Reset: Reset the OSD menu options to the factory preset values.

Exit  — Select to exit out of Reset to Factory Settings menu without resetting any OSD options.

Position settings only — Change the settings for Image Position back to original factory settings.

Color settings only — Change the Red, Green, and Blue settings back to their original factory settings and set the default setting for Normal Preset.

All settings — Change all the user-adjustable settings including color, position, brightness, contrast, and OSD hold time to the factory defaults. The language of the OSD does not change.

DDC/CI —   Enable the DDC/CI control function.

DDC/CI (Display Data Channel/Command Interface) allows you to adjust the monitor parameters (brightness, color balance, etc) via software applications on your PC.

Default is "Enable". You can disable this feature by selecting "Disable".

For best user experience and optimum performance of your monitor, keep this feature enabled.

NOTE: If user select "Disable", display Warning message box as below. Select "Yes" disable DDC/CI and return to "Reset to Factory Settings" menu. Warning message time-out in 20 sec.

OSD Warning Messages

One of the following warning messages may appear on the screen indicating that the monitor is out of synchronization.

1: Auto Detect (Analog Input)

Cannot Display This Video Mode

    Optimum resolution 1680 x1050 60Hz

 or  

1: Auto Detect  (Digital Input)

Cannot Display This Video Mode

    Optimum resolution 1680 x1050 60Hz 

2: Analog Input

Cannot Display This Video Mode

  Optimum resolution 1680 x1050 60Hz

 or  

3: Digital Input

Cannot Display This Video Mode

  Optimum resolution 1680 x1050 60Hz

This means that the monitor cannot synchronize with the signal that it is receiving from the computer. Either the signal is too high or too low for the monitor to use. See Specifications for the Horizontal and Vertical frequency ranges addressable by this monitor. Recommended mode is 1680 X 1050 @ 60Hz.

NOTE: The floating Dell Self-test Feature Check dialog appears on-screen if the monitor cannot sense a signal cable . 

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Occasionally, no warning message appears, but the screen is blank. This could also indicate that the monitor is not synchronizing with the computer.

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 1680 x 1050, 60Hz
  4. Click OK.

If you do not see 1680 x 1050 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. Power/volume control
2.  Power indicator
3. Headphone connectors

Soundbar Attachment to the Monitor

1. Working from the rear of the monitor, attach Soundbar by aligning the two slots with the two tabs along the bottom rear of the monitor.
2. Slide the Soundbar to the left until it snaps into the place.
3. Connect the soundbar with the power brick.
4. Plug the power cables of the power brick into a nearby outlet.
5. Insert the lime green mini stereo plug from the rear of the Soundbar into the computer's audio output jack.
NOTE: The graphic is for illustration only. Product appearance may vary.
NOTICE: The base removal is not necessary to install the soundbar. Shown with base detached for illustration purposes only.


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