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Unable to adjust contrast

Under the Brightness/Contrast option in the main menu contrast is grayed out so I cannot adjust it. I have a dual monitor setup and the situation is the same on both monitors.

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"NOTE: When using DVI source, the contrast adjustment is not available"

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Not sure if this is exactly the same as yours your model hard to find I had 2 similar monitors at previous employer and they both operated the same way Taking a Look 1. Power Switch Pressing this button turns the display system power on or off. 2. Menu/Select ? Pressing this button pops up the OSD menus on the screen, and used to select ("Up" direction) the OSD control options on the screen. ? This button is used to select ("Down" direction) the OSD control options on 3. Select the screen. 4. + This button is used to increase the value of the selected OSD control option. 5. 0 This button is used to decrease the value of the selected OSD control option. Quick Adjustment Function When the OSD Menu is not active, the following functions are available for the quick adjustment. Pressing ? button once pops up the OSD Function Main Menu . Pressing ? button once pops up the small Brightness icon. Use +or 0button to adjust the Brightness level. Pressing + button once pops up the small Volume icon. Use +or 0 button to adjust the Volume level.

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Dear User...

You can adjust the brightness and contrast of your monitor to improve the readability of text and to make digital pictures appear more like they'll look when printed.

To improve the results when adjusting the brightness and contrast settings for your display, use Display Color Calibration. (Display Color Calibration helps you adjust these color settings and others.) For more information about calibrating your display color in Windows, see Calibrate your display.

The way you adjust brightness and contrast varies and depends on your specific display.

Brightness and contrast buttons on the front of the monitor. Some monitors have brightness and contrast controls on the front and use the standard symbols shown in the following image.

On-screen menu. You can change the brightness and contrast settings for some displays by using an on-screen menu, and then setting the brightness and contrast in the resulting menu. Many times, you can view the on-screen menu by pressing a button-possibly labeled Menu-on the front of the monitor.


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Unable to adjust the settings for brightness and contrast .

To adjust the display settings:

1. Press the flywheel control. The main menu appears.

The current display settings appear across the top of the main menu.

2. Rotate the flywheel to highlight an option. The name of the
highlighted option appears in the center of the menu.

3. Press the flywheel control to select the highlighted option, then
rotate the flywheel to adjust it.

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options that contain additional menus.

4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you have made all your changes.

5. Rotate the flywheel control until Exit is highlighted, then press
it to exit the OSD control system.


Contrast increases or decreases display image contrast.

Brightness increases or decreases display image brightness.

Horizontal Size increases or decreases the width of the display image.

Horizontal Position moves display image to the left or right side of
the screen.

Vertical Size increases or decreases the height of the display image.

Vertical Position moves display image to the top or bottom of the

Pincushion curves the sides of the display image inward or outward.

Trapezoid increases or decreases the trapezoid distortion of the
display image.

Degauss removes magnetic discoloration from the display image.

Recall returns most options to the original factory default settings
if the monitor is currently using a preset video mode. (See the “Video
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Press / on the remote control or VOL+/ VOL- on the control panel to adjust these settings."

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  • Please check out controls in the bottom of your monitor, below the scree. I have provided the image below for your reference.
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  • In this the fourth option is OSD menu. Please click on it and you will scoll down to options .
  • you can see options called "brightness and contrast". I have added picture for this too!
9b04c60.jpgOnce you go that page,use the menu to enter! then use the 2nd and 3rd button to adjust the brightness. Now your job is done.Please click on 1st button to exit. If you need more assistance in this, please write back to us. Please rate my solution as helpful!

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