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Guides on Using Product 

Functions (Windows, Mac)

Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain 

it for future reference.

31MU97


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y

Failing to set the graphics card to the recommended (optimal) resolution may result in blurred text, a dimmed 

screen, a truncated display area, or misalignment of the display.

 

y

The configuration procedure may differ depending on your computer and/or operating system. Also, some graphics 

cards may not support certain resolutions. If this is the case, contact the manufacturer of the computer or graphics 

card for assistance.

 

y

Some graphics cards may not support 4096 x 2160 resolution. It is recommended to use a graphics card that sup-

ports 4096 x 2160 resolution. Even when you set the resolution to 4096 x 2160 on your PC, the actual PC output 

may not support the resolution. 

Graphic card

Interface

HDMI

(Mini) DisplayPort

4096 x 2160

Intel

Over HD4600

O

O

AMD

Over HD7800

O

O

NVIDIA Over GTX 780

O

O

 CAUTION

 

y

The setting method can vary depending on the computer and the O/S. You may not be able to select certain 

resolutions depending on the graphics card performance. In such cases, please refer to the user's manual of the 

computer and/or graphics card.

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

3

 Choose the 

Settings

 menu and 

select an optimal resolution.  

(4096 x 2160)

4

 Click the 

Apply

 button to com-

plete resolution setting.

5

 Select the 

Advanced

 button.

6

 After selecting a monitor screen, 

select a vertical frequency of  

24 Hz or 60 Hz in 

Screen  

refresh rate (S)

.

7

 Click the 

Apply

 button to com-

plete optimal frequency setting.

Windows XP

1

 Move the mouse pointer to an 

empty area on the Windows 

screen (with no icons or task 

bars) and click the right mouse 

button.

2

 When the pop-up menu ap-

pears, click the 

Property

.

1

2

Precautions for Changing Resolution

System Requirements

 

y

In order to set the resolution to 4096 x 2160, you may be required to configure the custom settings from the 

graphics card control panel or update to the latest graphics card driver.

 

y

Support settings are subject to change.

GUIDES ON USING PRODUCT FUNCTIONS (WINDOWS)

3440 by 1440 pixels

3440 by 1440 pixels

3

4

4096 by 2160 pixels

3440 by 1440 pixels

3440 by 1440 pixels

6

7

5

4096 by 2160 pixels


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Windows Vista

STEP 1

STEP 3

STEP 2

3

 Choose the 

Display Settings

 

menu and select an optimal 

resolution. (4096 x 2160)

4

 Click the 

Apply

 button to com-

plete resolution setting.

5

 Select the 

Advanced

 button.

6

 After selecting a monitor screen, 

select a vertical frequency of  

24 Hz or 60 Hz in 

Screen  

refresh rate (S)

.

7

 Click the 

Apply

 button to com-

plete optimal frequency setting.

1

 Move the mouse pointer to an 

empty area on the Windows 

screen (with no icons or task 

bars) and click the right mouse 

button.

2

 When the pop-up menu ap-

pears, click the 

Personalize

.

1

2

Personalize

Display Settings

3

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

3

 Choose the 

Settings

 menu and 

select an optimal resolution. 

(4096 x 2160)

4

 Click the 

Apply

 button to com-

plete resolution setting.

5

 Select the 

Advanced

 button.

6

 After selecting a monitor screen, 

select a vertical frequency of  

24 Hz or 60 Hz in 

Screen  

refresh rate (S)

.

7

 Click the 

Apply

 button to com-

plete optimal frequency setting.

1

 Move the mouse pointer to an 

empty area on the Windows 

screen (with no icons or task 

bars) and click the right mouse 

button.

2

 When the pop-up menu ap-

pears, click the 

Screen resolu-

tion

.

Windows 7, Windows 8.1

Screen resolution

2

1

4

3

5

6

7

4096 x 2160 (recommended)

4

5

6

7

2560 by 1440 pixels

4096 by 2160 pixels


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y

Screen Split

  Automatically splits the monitor screen into the desired layouts.

 

y

True Color Pro

  Calibrates the color output of the monitor using the hardware calibration function. (A separate  

calibrator is required.)

 

y

TUSB3410 Driver

  This driver file is required for USB communication between the monitor and the PC software.

 

y

The software listed above can be installed using the CD provided with the product or downloaded as the latest  

version from the LG Electronics website.

 

y

Graphics card

  Use a graphics card that supports 4096 x 2160 resolution.

How to Install

 

y

Installing with the CD provided. 

Insert the software CD provided in the product box into the PC's CD drive and install the LG Monitor Software. 

You can also choose to install Screen Split / True Color Pro.

 

y

Downloading from the LG Electronics website. 

Visit the LG Electronics website (www.lg.com) and download the latest software for your model.

On the software CD's main screen, 

select LG Monitor Software.

In the feature selection step, 

choose to install programs. 

Installation complete.

Software

Installation Priority

(required/optional)

Supported Interface 

Supported OS

(Mini) DisplayPort HDMI

Win XP

Win Vista Win 7 Win 8.1

Screen Split

Optional

O

O

(32 bit)

(32 bit)

O

O

True Color Pro

Optional

O

X

X

X

O

O

TUSB3410 Driver

Required

O

X

X

X

O

O

Monitor Driver

Optional

O

O

O

O

O

O

LG Monitor Software Introduction / System Requirements

Monitor Driver

Installing LG Monitor Software

 

y

Installation priority (required/optional)

  Optional

 

y

Usage

  The resolution and frequency are adjusted for the monitor.

How to Install

 

y

Installing with the CD provided. 

Insert the user manual CD provided in the product box into the PC's CD drive and install the driver program.

 

y

Downloading from the LG Electronics website. 

Visit the LG Electronics website (www.lg.com) and download the latest driver for your model.


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Screen Split (MONITOR Screen Split Software)

 

y

Installation priority (required/optional) 

 Optional

 

y

Usage

  Automatically splits the monitor screen into 

desired layouts (2 sections, 3 sections, or 4 sec-

tions).

How to Install

 

y

Installing with the CD provided. 

Insert the software CD provided in the product box 

into the PC's CD drive and install the LG Monitor 

Software. 

On the Select Options window, select Screen Split 

and continue.

 

y

Downloading from the LG Electronics website. 

Visit the LG Electronics website (www.lg.com) and 

download the latest software for your model.

How to Run

1

 Double-click on the shortcut icon on the desktop, or

2

 Click on the tray icon at the bottom right of the PC 

screen.

Check 

I accept the terms of the agreement

 on the 

License Agreement screen and then click on the 

Next

 

button. 

When the installation is complete, restart the system.

How to Use

 

y

For details on using the software, refer to the pro-

gram's Help.

1

2

1   Click on the tray icon at the bottom right of the PC 

screen.

2   Select a screen layout.

3   The screen split layout is applied.


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Dual Link-Up (Monitor PBP Function)

 

y

Usage

  The monitor displays screens for 2 input sources simultaneously.

 

y

The Dual Link-Up feature requires that one of the two input sources is connected via HDMI.

 

y

Image shown may differ from the product that you are using.

How to Run

1   Connect the monitor to two input sources. 

2   Press the joystick button on the bottom of the monitor.

3   Enter PBP.

1

Picture Mode

Exit

Menu

PBP

Monitor off

1

4   Adjust the settings according to the input sources connected.

5   DUAL LINK-UP is applied.

 

y

For details on using the software, refer to the product user manual.

 

y

The product user manual is included on the CD provided and is available for download from the LG Electronics 

website.

PBP Connection

Sub screen (Right)

HDMI 1

HDMI 2

(Mini) DisplayPort

Main screen

(Left)

HDMI 1

-

O

X

HDMI 2

O

-

X

(Mini) DisplayPort

O

O

-

Main screen 

Sub screen


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True Color Pro (Monitor Color Calibration Software)

 

y

Installation priority (required/optional)

  Optional

 

y

Usage 

 Calibrates the monitor's color output using the hardware calibration function.

 

y

A separate calibrator is required.

 

y

Applicable calibrators

  LG Calibrator, Spyder3, Spyder4, i1Display Pro, ColorMunki Photo/Design, and iPro2

 

y

True Color Pro may not support PBP mode.

 

y

The software execution images may vary depending on the model.

How to Install

 

y

Installing with the CD provided. 

Insert the software CD provided in the product box into the PC’s CD drive and install the LG Monitor Software. 

On the Select Options window, select True Color Pro and continue.

 

y

Downloading from the LG Electronics website. 

Visit the LG Electronics website (www.lg.com) and download the latest software for your model.

How to Run

1   Connect the monitor to the PC using the USB cable.

2   Connect the calibrator to the USB IN port of the PC or the monitor.

3   Start the True Color Pro program.

1

 Double-click on the icon on the desktop.

2

 Click on the tray icon at the bottom right of the PC screen j Start the program.

How to Use

 

y

For details on using the software, refer to the program's Help.

True Color Pro launch screen.

Calibration start screen.

1

2


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System Requirements

Precautions for Changing Resolution

 

y

In order to use 4096 x 2160, connect the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display Late 2013 / Mac Pro Late 2013.

 

y

In order to set the resolution to 4096 x 2160, you may be required to configure the custom settings from the graph-

ics card control panel or update to the latest graphics card driver.

 

y

Support settings are subject to change.

 

y

Failing to set the graphics card to the recommended (optimal) resolution may result in blurred text, a dimmed 

screen, a truncated display area, or misalignment of the display.

 

y

The configuration procedure may differ depending on your computer and/or operating system. Also, some graphics 

cards may not support certain resolutions. If this is the case, contact the manufacturer of the computer or graphics 

card for assistance.

 

y

Some graphics cards may not support 4096 x 2160 resolution. It is recommended to use a graphics card that sup-

ports 4096 x 2160 resolution. Even when you set the resolution to 4096 x 2160 on your PC, the actual PC output 

may not support the resolution.

Step 1

Step 3

Step 2

Mac

1   On the Doc bar, click on the System Preferences icon.

4   In the Display tab, select Best for display. The display 

is now set to the recommended resolution (4096 x 

2160). 

3   Select the Scaled option and then select a desired 

resolution, the settings are now configured.

2   When the System Preferences window opens, select 

Display.

Product Name

Interface

HDMI

(Mini) DisplayPort

4096 x 2160 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display Late 2013

Mac Pro Late 2013

O

O

GUIDES ON USING PRODUCT FUNCTIONS (MAC)


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Software

Installation Priority

(required/optional)

Supported Interface 

Supported OS

(Mini) DisplayPort HDMI

Over Mac OS 10.10

Linux

Screen Split

Optional

O

O

O

X

True Color Pro

Optional

O

X

O

X

TUSB3410 Driver

Required

O

X

O

X

 

y

Screen Split

  Automatically splits the monitor screen into the desired layouts.

 

y

True Color Pro

  Calibrates the color output of the monitor using the hardware calibration function. (A separate cali-

brator is required.)

 

y

TUSB3410 Driver

  This driver file is required for USB communication between the monitor and the PC software.

 

y

The software listed above can be installed using the CD provided with the product or downloaded as the latest ver-

sion  from the LG Electronics website.

 

y

Graphics card  

Use a graphics card that supports 4096 x 2160 resolution.

Available Product and OS

Dual Link-Up (Monitor PBP Function)

 

y

Usage

  The monitor displays screens for 2 input sources simultaneously.

 

y

The Dual Link-Up feature requires that one of the two input sources is connected via HDMI.

 

y

Image shown may differ from the product that you are using.

How to Run

1   Connect the monitor to two input sources. 

2   Press the joystick button on the bottom of the monitor.

3   Enter PBP.

1

Picture Mode

Exit

Menu

PBP

Monitor off

1

4   Adjust the settings according to the input sources connected.

5   DUAL LINK-UP is applied.

 

y

For details on using the software, refer to the product user manual.

 

y

The product user manual is included on the CD provided and is available for download from the LG Electronics 

website.

PBP Connection

Sub screen (Right)

HDMI 1

HDMI 2

(Mini) DisplayPort

Main screen

(Left)

HDMI 1

-

O

X

HDMI 2

O

-

X

(Mini) DisplayPort

O

O

-

Main screen 

Sub screen


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Screen Split (Monitor Screen Split Software)

 

y

Installation priority (required/optional

)  Optional

 

y

Usage 

 Automatically splits the monitor screen into de-

sired layouts (2 sections, 3 sections, or 4 sections).

How to Install

 

y

Installing with the CD provided. 

Insert the software CD provided in the product box 

into the PC's CD drive and install the Screen Split.

 

y

Downloading from the LG Electronics website. 

Visit the LG Electronics website (www.lg.com) and 

download the latest software for your model.

How to Run

 

y

Finder j Applications j Run Screen Split

How to Use

 

y

For details on using the software, refer to the pro-

gram's Help.

1   When the installation program starts, click on 

Con-

tinue

. During the installation, you have to accept the 

license agreement.

2   Enter the Super User password and click on 

Install 

Software

.

3   Click on 

Close

 to finish the installation.

1   Click on the tray icon at the bottom right of the PC 

screen.

2   Select a screen layout.

3   The screen split layout is applied.

 

y

Click on the Screen Split icon on the menu bar.

 

y

Search for 

Screen Split

 in Spotlight search.


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y

Installation priority (required/optional) 

 Optional

 

y

Usage 

 Calibrates the monitor's color output using 

the hardware calibration function.

 

y

A separate calibrator is required.

 

y

Applicable calibrators 

 LG Calibrator, Spyder3,  

Spyder4, i1Display Pro, and ColorMunki Photo/ 

Design, iPro2

 

y

True Color Pro may not support PBP mode.

 

y

The software execution images may vary depending 

on the model.

 

y

It is recommended to perform calibration after dis-

abling the dual monitor function.

How to Install

 

y

Installing with the CD provided. 
Insert the software CD provided in the product box 
into the PC's CD drive and install the True Color Pro.

 

y

Downloading from the LG Electronics website. 

Visit the LG Electronics website (www.lg.com) and 

download the latest software for your model.

How to Run

1   Connect the monitor to the PC using the USB cable.

2   Connect the calibrator to the USB IN port of the PC 

or the monitor.

3   Start the True Color Pro program. 

Finder j Applications j Run True Color Pro

How to Use

 

y

For details on using the software, refer to the pro-

gram's Help.

2   Enter the Super User password and click on 

Install 

Software

.

3   Click on 

Restart

 to finish the installation.

 

y

Click on the True Color Pro icon on the menu bar 
and click on 

Start Program

.

 

y

Search for 

True Color Pro

 in Spotlight search.

1   When the installation program starts, click on 

Con-

tinue

. During the installation, you have to accept the 

license agreement.

True Color Pro (Monitor Color Calibration Software)

True Color Pro launch screen.

Calibration start screen.

TrueColorPro

TrueColorPro


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