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Glossary of Terms

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NOTE: Some terms may not be applicable to your device.

A

Advanced DCR

Advanced DCR technology automatically detects the image signal and intelligently controls the backlight brightness and color to improve on the ability to make the black blacker in a dark scene, and make the white whiter in a bright environment.

Advanced Gamma

Allows the user to manually adjust the brightness level of the monitor’s grayscale levels. There are five selections: 1.8, 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, and 2.6.

Advanced Sharpness

Adjusts the picture quality of the monitor, with a range of 0 to 100.

All Recall

Returns the adjustments back to factory settings if the display is operating in a factory Preset Timing Mode listed in the Specifications of this manual.

Audio Adjust

Adjusts the volume, mutes the sound, or toggles between inputs if you have more than one source.

Auto Detect

If the current input source has no signal, the monitor will automatically switch to the next input option. This function, on some models, is disabled by default.

Auto Image Adjust

Automatically adjusts the screen image for an ideal viewing experience.

B

Backlight Sensor

Maintains AdobeRGB, sRGB, and DICOM brightness stability for extended periods of time.

Black Stabilization

ViewSonic’s Black Stabilization provides heightened visibility and detail by brightening dark scenes.

Blue Light Filter

Adjusts the filter that blocks high-energy blue light for a more comfortable viewing experience.

Brightness

Adjusts background black levels of the screen image.

C

Color Adjust

Provides several color adjustment modes to help adjust the color settings to fit the user’s needs.

Color Format

The monitor can detect the input signal color range automatically. You can manually change the color range options to fit the correct color range if the colors are not displayed correctly.

Color Range

The monitor can detect the input signal color range automatically. You can manually change the color range options to fit the correct color range if the colors are not displayed correctly.
Options Description
Auto The monitor automatically recognizes the color format and black and white levels.
Full Range The color range of black and white levels are full.
Limited Range The color range of black and white levels are limited.

Color Space

Allows users to choose which color space they would like to use for monitor color output (RGB, YUV).

Color Temperature

Allows users to select specific color temperature settings to further customize their viewing experience.
Options Description
Bluish Set the color temperature to 9300K.
Cool Set the color temperature to 7500K.
Native Native is a default color temperature. Recommended for general graphic design and regular use.
Warm Set the color temperature to 5000K.

Contrast

Adjusts the difference between the image background (black level) and the foreground (white level).

F

Film Mode

Enhanced picture quality is used to smooth out frame transitions while watching video. Film mode is only available for videos with a frame rate of 24fps.

Fine Tune

Improve distorted images caused by an analog signal.

FreeSync

FreeSync technology puts an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames with fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any frame rate.

G

Gain

Adjusts the white temperature to customize your USER COLOR (can be saved in User Mode) or a specific color temperature and gain value (red, green, blue).

Game Mode

Integrating a gaming-oriented OSD design including pre-calibrated FPS, RTS, and MOBA gaming settings. Each mode is functionally customized with in-game testing and adjustments made for the best blend of color and technology.

Gamma

Allows users to manually adjust the brightness level of the monitor’s grayscale levels.

H

H./V. Position

Manually adjust the screen image horizontally and/or vertically.

HDR10 (High-Dynamic-Range)

Reduces the overall contrast of a given scene so that detail in the highlights and shadows can be seen.

Horizontal Size

Manually stretch or shorten the screen image on its horizontal axis.

Hue

Adjusts the tint of each color (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow).

I

Information

Displays the timing mode (video signal input) coming from the graphics card in the computer, the LCD model number, the serial number, and the ViewSonic® website URL. See your graphics cards’s user guide for instructions on changing the resolution and refresh rate (vertical frequency).

Input Select

Toggles between the various input options that are available for the monitor.

L

Low Input Lag

ViewSonic® offers low input lag, utilizing a monitor process reducer, which decreases signal latency. Under the “Low Input Lag” sub-menu, you can select the appropriate speed for your desired use from the options.

M

Manual Image Adjust

Displays the “Manual Image Adjust” menu. You can manually set a variety of image quality adjustments.

Memory Recall

Returns the adjustments back to factory settings if the display is operating in a factory Preset Timing Mode listed in the Specifications of this manual.
Note:
  • (Exception) This control does not affect changes made in the “Language Select” or “Power Lock” setting.
  • Memory Recall is the default as-shipped display configuration and settings. Memory Recall is the setting in which the product qualifies for ENERGY STAR®. Any changes to default as-shipped display configuration and settings would change the energy consumption, and may increase energy consumption beyond the limits required for ENERGY STAR® qualification, as applicable. ENERGY STAR® is a set of power-saving guidelines issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

Multi-Picture

Under MULTI-PICTURE MODE you can select the following settings, QUAD WINDOW, PBP TOP-BOTTOM, PBP LEFT-RIGHT, and PIP. The explanations for each setting are below:
  • QUAD WINDOWS: Display four windows on a 2x2 split screen. User can specify the input source for each screen.
  • PBP TOP-BOTTOM: Display two windows, a 1x1 split screen, side-by-side on the top and bottom of the screen. User can specify the input source for each screen.
  • PBP LEFT-RIGHT: Display two windows, a 1x1 split screen, side-by-side on the left and right of the screen. User can specify the input source for each screen.
  • PIP: Split the screen into two parts, a main window and an inset window. User can specify the input source for each screen.
  • PIP SIZE: This controls the size of the sub-picture used in PIP.
  • PIP POSITION: This controls the position of the sub-picture used in PIP mode.
  • PIP SWAP: This swaps the main-picture source with the sub-picture source.
  • SOURCE SELECT: This selects the sources of the MULT-PICTURE MODE settings used in the QUAD WINDOW, PBP TOP-BOTTOM, PBP LEFT-RIGHT and PIP.

O

Offset

Adjusts black levels for red, green, and blue.

OSD Pivot

Sets the monitor’s On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu display direction.
Options Description
Auto With a built-in G sensor, the OSD can auto pivot when positioned vertically.
Sets the OSD Menu without a pivot.
+90° Sets the OSD Menu with a +90° pivot.
-90° Sets the OSD Menu with a -90° pivot.

Overscan

Refers to a cropped image on your monitor’s screen. A setting on your monitor zooms in on movie content, so that you cannot see the outermost edges of the film.

P

PIP (Picture-in-Picture)

Split the screen into two parts, a main window and an inset window. The user can specify the input source for each screen.

PIP Swap

This exchanges the main-picture source with the sub-picture source.

R

Recall

Resets the ViewMode monitor settings.

Resolution Notice

The notice tells users that the current viewing resolution is not the correct native resolution. This notice will appear in the display settings window when setting up the display resolution.

Response Time

Creates smooth images without streaking, blurring, or ghosting. A low response time is perfect for the most graphic-intense gaming, and provides amazing visual quality while watching sports or action movies.

RGB Color Space

The most common color space for displays. Red, green, and blue light are added together to reproduce a broad array of colors.

S

Saturation

Adjusts the color depth of each color (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow).

Setup Menu

Adjusts On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu settings. Many of these settings can activate on-screen display notifications so users do not have to reopen the menu.

Sharpness

Adjusts the picture quality of the monitor.

Skin Tone

Adjust the hue of the monitor and the appearance of skin color. Tones can be adjusted from 0 to 10.

Standard Color

The monitor comes with several display industry color standards. Each color mode can be selected for specific monitor applications.

T

TruTone

Adjust the color temperature of the monitor, meeting the user’s favorite color needs from a range of 4500K to 9300K.

U

Ultra Clear

Enhance edges and decrease noise with a range of 0 to 10.

Uniformity

The Uniformity Correction function compensates any luminance and color uniformity imbalances on the screen, such as dark spots, uneven brightness, or illegible images on the screen. With the ViewSonic® uniformity correction function, gray-scale levels become more balanced, and delta E scores are improved which increases reliability and provides the highest quality viewing experience from every monitor.

V

ViewMode

ViewSonic’s unique ViewMode feature offers “Game”, “Movie”, “Web”, “Text”, “MAC”, and “Mono” presets. These presets are specifically designed to deliver an optimized viewing experience for different screen applications.

Y

YUV Color Space

YUV color space is used for color image and video processing; taking into account properties of the human eye that allow for reduced bandwidth of chroma components without perceptual distortion.