Here you will find a summary of the more commonly asked questions in the monitor world.
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This is a standard size (VESA 100mm or 200mm) through which you can easely mount your monitor. Almost all LCD monitors and LCD-TV's have mounting holes according to this standard.
MAC-systems previously had a different graphics cards/connections, so they were not always compatible with all monitors. For the older Mac models, before Power Mac came on the market, you can order an adapter from iiyama. The newer Mac systems (PowerMac and newer) can always be used in combination with our monitors. However, some MAC’s use Apple own proprietry out put for connecting to Monitors. In these cases an additional adapter will be required. Please contact your iiyama dealer and provide information on the MAC system you are using so that iiyama can correctly advise which adapter you will need.
All iiyama monitors are Plug & Play. In a modern operating system Plug & Play (from Win98 SR2) is not necessary to install a monitor driver, as the most relevant information has been automatically exchanged between your system and the iiyama Plug & Play monitor. The driver contains the color profile of your monitor, it can be installed on Windows operating systems, which can increase colour performance if used.
Almost all iiyama monitors meet TCO '03 and TCO 5.0 standard, which means that the monitors meet the toughest requirements in the field of radiation, ergonomics, environment and health.
The brightness of a monitor is measured in cd/m². Our LCD monitors have a brightness above 250 cd/m². This is especially useful when viewing moving images and playing games.
This is the digital connection to an LCD monitor or graphics card. With a DVI connection the picture quality is always perfect. There are two different connections. The DVI-D connector is a digital only connection and DVI-I (also known as DVI-A) lead can be either digital or analog signal (with analogue control a cable with a 15 pin D-sub connector is connected on the computer).
This is the digital connection to an LCD monitor or graphics card. With a HDMI connection the picture quality is always perfect. Sound is also transmitted through the HDMI cable, but please check with computer and laptop manufacturers to ensure that the HDMI ports used can carry sound. The signal from HDMI is compatible with DVI-D (without sound).
It is possible to play games or watch DVD on LCD monitors when connects to a Console or PC System. The response time is an LCD screens ability to turn a pixel on then completely off. This time is measured in mile seconds, which varies from one LCD monitor, currently the fastest is 2ms. Our LCD monitors are now all a response time between 2 and 5 ms and therefore all are suitable for playing games and watching movies.
There are three technologies used in the production of LCD Screens, these are:
Twisted Nematic (TN) – TN Panels use an LCD Technology whereby the LCD Elements twist and untwist when a voltage is applied, which controls the level of light passing through the pixel. This is the most common LCD technology on the market, and benefits from high response times and can acheive 72% of the colours in the NTSC Colour Light Spectrum.
In Plane Switching (IPS) – IPS Panels use an LCD Technology whereby a pixel shifts algnment when a voltage is applied. IPS offers good response times and can achieve a degree of high colour accuracy, making it suitable in some Graphics Applications, and also offers enhanced viewing angles.
Vertical Alignment (VA) – VA Panels are similar to IPS, but when to voltage is applied to the pixel , it creates a near perfect black scren. VA tends to offer much higher contrast ratios and colour accuracy (100% + of the NTSC Colour Gamut) and is often used for Photographic and Graphics applications.
Yes, iiyama provides monitors with protective glass. See this page for more information.
An LCD monitor is made up of millions of pixels (picture elements). A pixel defect occurs when a pixel (in red, green or blue) stays lit or ceases to function. In practice, a defective pixel is barely visible to the naked eye. It in no way impedes the functionality of the monitor. Despite our efforts to perfect production of LCD monitors, no manufacturer shall guarantee that all of its LCD panels will be free from pixel defects. Iiyama will however exchange or repair a LCD monitor if there are lot more pixels than acceptable. See our pixel policy for warranty conditions.
With a mild detergent. Note that even special wipes for monitors may contain corrosive agents. Unplug the power cord from the monitor when cleaning, for your own safety.
sRGB, which stands for “standardized Red, Green, Blue”, is a color calibration standard. This is useful for DTP work and in assessing such colors on e-commerce web sites. sRGB may, in addition to monitors, it is also used for televisions, scanners, cameras and printers. The aim is to use a standard color table for both the consumer and the professional environment. When sRGB is activated, the monitor brightness is set to 80 cd/m² with a gamma value of 2.2. The color temperature is automatically set to 6500 Kelvin.
Your warranty period may vary from product to product, check the warranty page for more information.
iiyama monitors work with any standard graphics card. Make sure that the graphics card supports the native resolution of the monitor.
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Almost all iiyama monitors reset to factory settings reset. Check your manual for details. This function is generally found in the menu settings on iiyama monitors.
LCD screens are suitable for desktop publishing applications, in most cases. For desktop publishing applications a high resolution, good color reproduction and a reasonable screen size are required. In some areas the color is even greater than that of a CRT, in others its less (blue), but that is not crucial for a print. For more advanced DTP applications, where colour is a critical factor, different LCD technology may be required to achieve a range of visible colours suitable for Digital Prepress Proofing environment.
iiyama has no showroom, you can view our monitors at our dealers. However, if you are considering a project that may involve a quantity of iiyama screens, we would be happy to lend you a selection of screens for testing.
Your monitor is not optimally set yet, you can do the auto setup of the monitor. Check your manual for details.
All iiyama monitor with an HDMI connection are compatible with Consoles and DVD Players.
The view angle of a monitor is determined by the type of LCD Technology used. Essentially it equates to the angle at which a screen can be views from before the image becomes unviewable. This is typically measured when the contrast ratio reaches 10%. The cause of this phenomenon is due to the filters of the LCD screen, light shines straight off the screen, therefore the image degrades as your viewing angle becomes critical. Once you look at the display at a critical angle, the brightness and contrast will decrease.
The contrast is the difference between the deepest black and brightest white your monitor can display. The "ACR" or "DCR" feature improves the display contrast by actively controlling the brightness of your screen, by increasing or decreasing the power of the backlights. ‘ACR’ means ‘Advanced Contrast Ratio’ and ‘DCR’ means Dynamic Contrast ratio.
Yes, it is possible to connect two Multi Touch displays to one PC. This only works if you use Windows 7. When installing the screens, 1 screen must be installed and calibrated before attaching the second device.
Each LCD display ,contrary to CRT, has a fixed number of pixels (native resolution). When a TFT can handle 1920x1080 FULL HD, there will be no more than to 1920x1080 pixels in it. It is possible to run at lower resolutions. However, this will degrade the image quality. This is a smart way to stretch (for example) the image from 1680x1050 to 1920x1080. This clever method is called interpolation, but it always gives a less sharp image than the native resolution.
The monitor is detected by the computer as a TV. By changing the overscan you can make it full screen.
When moving images are displayed, the image sometimes seem blurry. By switching on the overdrive (OD) prevents this. However, most iiyama screens with a 2 M/s response time will produce a sharp image even when displaying fast moving content. Which is why iiyama are the preffered choice for most professional gamers.
The monitor is detected as television by the computer. By changing the overscan you can make the picture full screen. Below is a guide for recent, ATI based videocards.