TITLE: HP Display Assistant Utility VERSION: 1.40 Rev. A DESCRIPTION: This package contains the HP Display Assistant Utility for the supported HP monitor models. The HP Display Assistant Utilty is a monitor control and calibration program that offers an easy step-by-step process for obtaining the best overall picture quality. Monitor performance can vary due to the graphics card, host computer, lighting conditions, and other environmental factors. To get the best image on a monitor, it must be adjusted for the unique setting where it is placed. Unfortunately, the manual controls available to tune the image often prove to be challenging. Proper adjustment (tuning) requires an easy-to-use program that provides a step-by-step process to obtain the best overall picture quality. The HP Display Assistant guides users through the tuning process with easy-to-understand instructions and background patterns designed for each monitor control. The display settings for each user can be saved, providing an easy way to select display characteristics in a multi-user environment, or to save multiple defined presets for a single user based on content and ambient lighting. The HP Display Assistant enables monitor adjustment and color tuning using the Display Data Channel Command Interface (DDC/CI) protocol. All adjustments to the display are controlled through software to eliminate the need to use the monitor on-screen display (OSD). HP Display Assistant runs in the background and can be accessed through the Task tray, Start menu, or by right-clicking in a blank area of the desktop. The HP Display Assistant enables quick, accurate tuning of the display, with the ability to easily save and use monitor configurations that are best suited to the user. The HP Display Assistant has two modes of operation: Wizard and OSD mode. The preferred method of use is Wizard mode, which provides a step-by-step process to accurately calibrate the monitor. OSD mode enables changes to any single monitor setting without stepping through a predefined sequence. This method is less accurate than Wizard mode, but enables easy access to any monitor adjustment. PURPOSE: Routine SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP36366 SUPERSEDES: SP34201 EFFECTIVE DATE: July 20, 2007 CATEGORY: Utility - Tools SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Monitors HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP L2045w LCD Monitor: Only for selected monitors/platforms listed HP LP1965 LCD Monitor: Only for selected monitors/platforms listed HP LP2065 LCD Monitor: Only for selected monitors/platforms listed HP LP2465 LCD Monitor: Only for selected monitors/platforms listed SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Edition Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition LANGUAGE(S): Global ENHANCEMENTS: - Adds support for the Brazilian-Portuguese language. - Adds Auto Color selection and pattern to Wizard White Point analog mode. - Adds Audio Pane for displays that support audio VCP codes. FIXES: - Changes Clock and Phase normalized sliders to absolute sliders. - Fixes issue where the Transparency setting is not remembered when the application is re-launched. - Fixes issue where the GUI goes behind the pattern when clicking the Title bar. PREREQUISITES: - HP Display Assistant will only function correctly with the supported HP monitors. - To avoid compatibility issues, it is recommended that customers upgrade their graphics driver to the latest version published from their graphics card software support website. NOTE: For NVIDIA drivers, it is recommended that you use version 100.65, or later. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive. 2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. Click Yes on the License Agreement screen to start the copying process. After copying is complete, click Finish to close the installation program. NOTE: After the files have been installed, the SoftPaq .EXE file downloaded in Step 1 can be deleted, if desired. Copyright (c) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.