Epson MovieMate 55 User`s guide

Epson MovieMate® 55
User’s Guide
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Contents
Welcome
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Registration and Warranty
Optional Accessories
About This Manual
Epson MovieMate 55 Parts and Controls
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7
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8
Playing Movies
11
Choosing a Location
Wall and Projection Screen Recommendations
Viewing on a Wall
Viewing on a Projection Screen
Adjusting the Picture
Adjusting the Sound
Controlling Playback
Pausing
Searching (Fast Forward or Reverse)
Playing in Slow Motion
Skipping
Zooming In or Out
Using DVD Menus
Temporarily Stopping Audio
Adjusting the Color Mode
Adjusting the Sound and Audio Modes
Listening with Headphones
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Contents
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4
Using Epson MovieMate with Other Equipment
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Viewing Video from External Devices
Connecting a USB Device
Playing Epson MovieMate Audio Through an External Audio System
Connecting a Computer or Laptop
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25
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Doing More with Epson MovieMate
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Playing Music and DivX Videos and Viewing Photos
Playing Music CDs
Playing MP3/WMA Music or DivX Videos
Viewing JPEG Photos
Using Advanced Playback Controls
Repeating a Chapter, Title, Track, or File
Changing the Play Sequence (Program Play)
Selecting Language, Subtitles, and Camera Angles
Using the Playback Information Screen
Playing Video CDs with Playback Control (PBC)
Customizing Epson MovieMate
Locking DVDs
Locking the Power Button on the Control Panel
Saving Power
Changing Language Settings
Adjusting Picture Quality
Using the Others Setup Page
Adjusting Dolby Audio Settings
Setting Video Options
Viewing Status Information and Resetting the Lamp Timer
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Contents
Caring for Your Epson MovieMate
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Protecting Epson MovieMate
Cleaning the Lens
Cleaning the Case
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter
Replacing the Lamp
Resetting the Lamp Timer
Storing Epson MovieMate
Transporting Epson MovieMate
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45
47
48
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Problem Solving
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What To Do When the Lights Flash
Solving Epson MovieMate Operation Problems
Solving Picture and Sound Problems
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Problems with External Video Equipment
Where To Get Help
Internet Support
Speak to a Support Representative
Purchase Supplies and Accessories
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Specifications
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Index
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Contents
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Welcome
Your Epson MovieMate® 55 is a portable, lightweight home cinema system that delivers
high-quality, big-screen entertainment anywhere you want. In just a few minutes, you can set
up Epson MovieMate and watch a DVD, play a video game, or view your favorite photos.
Epson MovieMate offers these outstanding features:
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Flexibility to set up in any room (or even outdoors), from 2.8 feet to 49.4 feet (0.85
meters to 15.06 meters) away from a screen or wall
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DVD resolution of 480p
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Widescreen viewing with 16:9 aspect ratio
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Up to 1200 lumens of White and Color Light Output (brightness), enough for viewing
in daylight
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DVD player with Dolby® Digital and DTS®
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Built-in speakers with DTS digital surround sound
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Long-life bulb providing up to 3000 hours of use
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Two-year home service warranty
Registration and Warranty
Your Epson MovieMate comes with a basic two-year carry-in warranty. For details, see your
Quick Guide.
In addition, Epson® offers free Extra CareSM Home Service during your warranty period. In
the unlikely event of an equipment failure, you won’t have to wait for your unit to be
repaired. Instead, Epson will ship you a replacement unit anywhere in the United States or
Canada, usually via overnight delivery. See your Extra Care Home Service brochure for
details.
We encourage you to register your Epson MovieMate. You can register using the CD that
came in the box. Or you can register online at http://www.epson.com/webreg. Registering
also lets you receive special updates on new accessories, products, and service.
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Welcome
Optional Accessories
Epson provides these replacement parts and optional accessories for the Epson MovieMate:
Product
Part number
Replacement lamp (ELPLP44)
V13H010L44
Replacement air filter (ELPAF14)
V13H134A14
Kensington®
ELPSL01
security lock
Portable floor-standing and
wall-mountable screens
For details on these and other optional
accessories, see:
Ceiling-mountable screens
www.epson.com/homeentertainment
You can purchase accessories from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller,
call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at www.epsonstore.com
(U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
About This Manual
See the Quick Guide to set up your Epson MovieMate and start using it. This book contains
information on using all the features of Epson MovieMate, troubleshooting tips, and
specifications.
Please follow these guidelines as you read through the manual:
Warnings: Must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions: Must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes: Contain important information about your equipment.
Tips: Contain helpful projection tips.
Need additional help? Visit Epson’s U.S. support website or Canadian support website for
solutions to common problems. You can download utilities and documentation, get FAQ’s
and troubleshooting advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions.
If you need more help, you can use the Epson PrivateLine® Support service. Call
(800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on the PrivateLine support card that came with Epson
MovieMate.
Welcome
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Epson MovieMate 55 Parts and Controls
Front View
Lens cover slide
Handle
Remote control
receiver
Adjustable
foot
Speaker
Disc slot
Eject
button Lens
cover
Lens
Headphone
jack
Air intake
vent
Adjustable
foot
Back View
Component
video ports
Computer
port
Video port
Air exhaust
vent
Audio
inputs
Power
inlet
Speaker
Digital coaxial
audio-out port
USB port
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Welcome
Security
slot
Remote control
receiver
Top View
Focus image
Volume
Power Source
w
Enter
T
Return
Fix image shape (if
Epson MovieMate
is tilted)
Power
status light
Turn Epson
MovieMate
on or off
Increase
image size
Reduce
image size
Volume
Power Source
w
Lamp
warning light
Enter
T
Return
Temperature
warning light
Stop
Project from
external equipment
Play/Pause
Control
volume
Fix image shape
(if Epson MovieMate
is tilted)
Return to
previous menu
Welcome
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Remote Control
Turn Epson
MovieMate
on or off
Project from
external equipment
Note: The remote control buttons can
glow in the dark. Expose the remote
control to light for several minutes
before using it in the dark.
Function/numerics
toggle switch
Eject DVD
Pause movie and
turn on light
Adjust picture for
different lighting
Control
playback
Fix image shape (if
Epson MovieMate is
tilted)
Control volume
Access DVD features
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Welcome
Playing Movies
Follow the instructions in this section to choose a location, play a DVD movie, and control
playback.
Choosing a Location
You can use your Epson MovieMate just about anywhere—in the living room, bedroom, or
even outside. You can use it with an optional floor-, wall-, or ceiling-mounted screen, or
simply project on a flat white wall.
The following pictures show three different setups:
Front
Back
Floor
To project onto a wall, choose a flat white wall with a smooth surface. When you find a
suitable wall for projection, you may want to consider coating the area with projection paint
to enhance the image quality. For details, see “Wall and Projection Screen
Recommendations” on page 13.
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Epson MovieMate should be directly in front of the screen
or wall, facing straight ahead (at a 90-degree angle to the
surface).
If the image is too low, you can raise it by extending the feet
and tilting Epson MovieMate up. This causes the image to
lose its rectangular shape. You can adjust the shape using the
keystone buttons on Epson MovieMate or on the remote
control. See page 15 for instructions.
The farther you place Epson MovieMate from the screen or
wall, the larger the image will be.
The following table lists the distances required for various image sizes (measured diagonally).
Note that the zoom adjustment also affects image size.
Wide screen aspect ratio (16:9)
Image size
Projection distance
30 in. (26 × 15 in. [66 × 38 cm])
2.8 to 3.8 ft. (0.85 to 1.2 meters)
40 in. (35 × 20 in. [89 × 51 cm])
3.8 to 5.2 ft. (1.2 to 1.6 meters)
60 in. (51 × 28 in. [130 × 71 cm])
5.8 to 7.9 ft. (1.8 to 2.4 meters)
80 in. (71 × 39 in. [180 × 99 cm])
7.8 to 10.6 ft. (2.4 to 3.2 meters)
100 in. (87 × 47 in. [220 × 120 cm])
9.8 to 13.3 ft. (3.0 to 4.0 meters)
120 in. (106 × 59 in. [270 × 150 cm])
11.8 to 16 ft. (3.6 to 4.9 meters)
150 in. (130 × 75 in. [330 × 190 cm])
14.8 to 20.1 ft. (4.5 to 6.1 meters)
Standard aspect ratio (4:3)
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Image size
Projection distance
30 in. (24 × 18 in. [61 × 46 cm])
3.4 to 4.7 ft. (1 to 1.4 meters)
40 in. (32 × 24 in. [81 × 61 cm])
4.7 to 6.3 ft. (1.4 to 1.9 meters)
60 in. (47 × 35 in. [120 × 89 cm])
7.1 to 9.6 ft. (2.2 to 2.9 meters)
80 in. (63 × 47 in. [160 × 120 cm])
9.6 to 13 ft. (2.9 to 4.0 meters)
100 in. (79 × 59 in. [200 × 150 cm])
12.0 to 16.3 ft. (3.7 to 5.0 meters)
120 in. (94 × 71 in. [240 × 180 cm])
14.5 to 19.6 ft. (4.4 to 6.0 meters)
150 in. (118 × 91 in. [300 × 230 cm])
18.2 to 24.5 ft. (5.5 to 7.5 meters)
Playing Movies
When setting up Epson MovieMate, keep these considerations in mind:
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Make sure you don’t block the air vents on the sides.
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Make sure you place Epson MovieMate within 10 feet (3 meters) of an electrical outlet,
power strip, or extension cord.
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Do not tilt Epson MovieMate more than 15 degrees while playing CDs or DVDs.
Wall and Projection Screen Recommendations
To optimize viewing of Epson MovieMate images on a wall in your home or on an optional
projection screen, follow the recommendations in this section.
Viewing on a Wall
You can easily view Epson MovieMate’s high quality images on any flat white wall in your
home. There is no cost or setup involved, and you can project and resize the image up to any
size that fits on your wall. To enhance the image quality even further, you may want to paint
the wall with projection paint that is specially designed for optimum reflectivity and contrast
in your viewing environment.
Viewing on a Projection Screen
If you don’t have a suitable wall in your home or want a professional quality viewing
experience, you can use a projection screen. These screens have optical coatings with special
reflective properties that enhance brightness, contrast, and sharpness as well as providing a
frame around the image.
Projection screens are available in many shapes, sizes, mounting styles, colors, and surface
qualities, as described below.
Considering Screen Shape and Size
In a home theater setting—for watching DVD movies, HDTV broadcasts, or other
widescreen content—the best screen shape ratio is 16:9, where the width is almost twice the
height. Most DVD movies and HDTV broadcasts will fill the screen vertically and
horizontally for maximum impact. The most popular sizes are from 45 to 100 inches (114 to
254 cm) diagonal.
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Standard screens have a 4:3 shape ratio, which is better suited for viewing computer
presentations and standard TV broadcasts. Watching DVD movies or HDTV broadcasts on a
4:3 ratio screen limits the image width and leaves unused screen area above and below the
image. Available screen sizes vary, but are usually up to 60 inches (152 cm) diagonal (the same
height as an 80-inch [203-cm] diagonal 16:9 screen).
Considering Screen Mounting Style
Most screens are either floor-standing, wall-mounted, or ceiling-mounted. Consider these
characteristics as you choose which type would be best for your viewing environment:
Screen mounting style
Characteristics
Floor-standing screens
Portable
Can be used in multiple locations
Can be stored out of the way
Some may also be wall-mountable
Wall-mounted screens
Typically permanently installed
Can be partially hidden out of the way
Some may be disguised as artwork
Ceiling-mounted screens
Typically permanently installed
Can be partially hidden out of the way
Some may be recessed into the ceiling and hidden completely
Can be manually or electronically dropped and raised
Outdoor screens
Resistant to outdoor environmental factors
Can be used on patios, and around pools and landscaping
Usually made of inflatable plastic or vinyl
Considering Color and Surface Quality
For home theater settings, screens come in white or shades of gray. Gray screens (sometimes
called high contrast screens) increase the natural contrast of images projected in rooms with
ambient light by absorbing the room light and preserving the darker blacks. If you have a
dedicated home theater room with dark walls, ceiling, floor, and furniture, a gray screen may
not provide better contrast than a white screen. However, if you usually project images in a
typical living room or family room with some reflected light, a gray screen will provide better
contrast and a truer viewing experience.
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Playing Movies
Screen surface quality can also affect the reflectivity of light in your projected image. Screen
reflective properties are measured as “gain” rates, with 1.0 gain as the reflectivity of a white
board. Highly reflective screen surfaces (above 1.0 gain) create a brighter image, but the
brightness may not be uniform enough for a dedicated home theater environment and the
colors may appear to shift from different viewing angles.
In a home theater room with darkened surroundings and controlled lighting, a screen surface
with less than 1.0 gain is best. For rooms where you cannot control the light or will always
have ambient light, you may want to select a screen surface with more than 1.0 gain to
compensate for the additional brightness.
Adjusting the Picture
After you set up your Epson MovieMate and start your movie, you may need to make certain
adjustments.
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If the image is too low, you can extend the feet (by rotating them) and tilt Epson
MovieMate up.
If you tilt the image, it will lose its rectangular shape. Use the Keystone buttons on the
remote control or the control panel to adjust the image shape.
Playing Movies
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Use the W and T buttons on the control panel to adjust the image size.
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Rotate the focus ring to sharpen the picture.
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To enlarge or reduce the aspect ratio of the picture, press the
button on the remote
control to select Normal, Full, or Zoom (if available for the video source you’re using).
(Make sure the toggle switch on the remote control is set to the Func.- position.)
Playing Movies
Adjusting the Sound
To adjust the volume, use the + or – Volume buttons on the control panel or remote control.
You can also press the
button on the remote control to temporarily turn off the sound.
Controlling Playback
You can use the buttons on the remote control or the Epson MovieMate control panel to
pause, fast-forward, or replay sections of your video or audio. You can also select items on a
DVD menu by using the remote control.
Note: DVD movies are divided into units called titles. Each title may contain any number of
chapters. Music CDs and video CDs are divided into tracks.
Pausing
There are three ways to pause a movie or audio track with Epson
MovieMate:
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To pause a movie, or a music CD or MP3 player track, press
on the remote control or
on the control panel.
To resume, press
panel.
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To pause a movie and display the Epson logo, press
remote control or control panel.
To resume, press
panel.
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on the remote control, or
on the remote control, or
on the control
on the
on the control
To pause a movie and light up the screen or wall temporarily (so you can see better in a
dim or dark room), press
on the remote control.
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To resume, press
mode:
,
,
again. Pressing any of the following buttons also cancels break
, or
.
Note: After 5 minutes in break mode, the lamp turns off and the screen darkens. After 30 minutes,
the power shuts off, and you need to press the
button to turn it on again.
Searching (Fast Forward or Reverse)
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To move forward or backward through a video or music CD, press
or
on the remote control.
Each time you press the button, the search (or “shuttle”) speed
increases.
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To return to normal play, press
.
Playing in Slow Motion
You can play a video frame by frame or in slow motion (“jog control”).
1. Press
on the remote control.
2. Press
repeatedly to advance the video frame by frame.
3. Press
or
to move forward or backward in slow motion. Each time you press the
button, the speed decreases.
4. Press
to return to normal play.
Skipping
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To skip to the next chapter or track, press
■
To return to the start of the current chapter or track, press
on the remote control.
on the remote control.
Zooming In or Out
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■
Press
■
Continue pressing
to zoom in or out. Use the
around the image if necessary.
Playing Movies
to zoom in the image.
,
,
, and
buttons to pan
Using DVD Menus
Many DVDs display a top menu at startup and include submenus that let you select chapters.
■
To display a menu, press
■
To select items in a menu, press
if necessary.
or
.
,
,
, or
. Then press
You can also select a title or chapter by number.
■
If you want to use the numeric buttons, you need to set the toggle
switch on the remote control to the -123 position.
■
After you set the toggle switch, you can simply press the numeric
button for the numbers 1 through 9.
■
To enter the number 10, press
, then
.
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To enter the number 15, press
, then
.
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To enter the number 20, press
, then
.
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After entering your number, you may need to press the
button.
Temporarily Stopping Audio
■
To temporarily stop the soundtrack (from the built-in speakers or headphones), press
. The video continues to play.
Press
again to resume.
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Adjusting the Color Mode
You can select a color mode to optimize picture quality based on the lighting conditions in
the room.
1. Press
. The currently selected color mode is displayed on the screen.
2. Press
repeatedly until the desired color mode appears. After a few seconds, the color
mode name disappears and the picture quality changes.
You can select from the following color modes:
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Dynamic: Use in rooms with bright light.
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Living Room: Use in rooms with the blinds or drapes closed.
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Theatre: Use in completely darkened rooms.
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Game: Use for playing fast-motion games in a bright room (option available only
when connected to external equipment).
Note: Fan speed varies depending on the selected color mode. This is normal.
Adjusting the Sound and Audio Modes
You can switch between stereo sound and virtual surround sound and select from several
audio modes, depending on the type of movie (or music) you’re playing.
1. To display the sound mode, press the
current setting displayed on the screen.
button on the remote control. You see the
2. To switch between Stereo and Dolby VS (virtual surround sound), press
3. To change the audio mode, press
screen.
4. Continue pressing
. You see the current setting displayed on the
to select the mode you want: Concert, Drama, Action, or Sci-Fi.
For audio CDs, the modes are: Classic, Jazz, Rock, and Digital.
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Playing Movies
again.
Listening with Headphones
Connect headphones as shown below:
After you connect headphones, you no longer hear any sound from the built-in speakers.
However, you can still adjust the volume to the headphones using Epson MovieMate’s
volume controls on the control panel or remote control.
Warning: Make sure the volume is not set too high, especially when you first plug in the
headphones. Listening to high volume sounds over an extended period can damage your hearing.
Sudden high volume can also damage your headphones.
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Using Epson MovieMate with
Other Equipment
You can connect a variety of video, audio, and computer equipment to Epson MovieMate to
further enhance your viewing and listening experience.
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Video equipment such as a VCR, DVR, cable or satellite TV receiver, game console,
video camera, digital camera, video or photo iPod®, or other device that has a video
output port
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A USB flash drive containing photos, music files, or DivX® videos
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Audio input equipment such as an iPod or other MP3 player to play music through
Epson MovieMate
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Audio output equipment such as an AV amplifier or a 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound System
to play audio from Epson MovieMate
■
Computer or laptop to project anything you can see or hear on your computer through
Epson MovieMate.
Viewing Video from External Devices
You can connect to external video devices that have composite video or component video
ports. To play audio from these sources, you also need to connect standard white and red
audio jacks to Epson MovieMate’s L and R Audio inputs.
When you view video from an external source, you can use most of Epson MovieMate’s
controls, including adjusting color mode, volume, and sound mode.
You will need connection cables, which may be included with your external equipment, or
may be purchased from an electronics store.
Caution: Before connecting, make sure all equipment is turned off.
Connect the external equipment as shown on the following page.
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Using Epson MovieMate with Other Equipment
Composite Video Connection
Video
Y
L
Cb/P
Co
Cr/Pr mpo
R
Yellow
PC
b
Audio
White
Video
Red
L
Audio
R
For connecting a VCR or DVD player, cable or satellite TV receiver or DVR, game console,
camcorder, video or photo iPod, or digital camera.
Component Video Connection
Video
L
Audio
R
White
Y
Cb/P
b
Cr/Pr
PC
Com
pone
nt
Red
Output
L
Audio
R
RCA stereo
audio cable
Component video cable
For connecting a cable or satellite TV receiver, DVR, or game console.
Using Epson MovieMate with Other Equipment
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After you connect your equipment to Epson MovieMate, follow these steps to begin:
1. Connect the power cords and plug in all the equipment.
2. Open the lens cover and press the
control.
3. Press the
button on Epson MovieMate or on the remote
button on Epson MovieMate or on the remote control.
4. When you see the menu, use the down-arrow or up-arrow button to select the correct
source, then press
.
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If you used the component video connection, select Component.
■
Otherwise, select Video.
5. Turn on the power to the connected video equipment, then start playing the video or
game.
6. Normally, Epson MovieMate selects the correct aspect ratio automatically. If you need to
change the aspect, press the
button on the remote control and select Normal, Full,
or Zoom (if available for the video source you’re using). (Make sure the toggle switch on
the remote control is set to the Func.- position.)
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Using Epson MovieMate with Other Equipment
Connecting a USB Device
You can connect a USB device, such as a flash drive or memory card reader containing a
memory card. You can view photos or play music or DivX videos. Epson MovieMate supports
the following types of files on USB devices:
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MP3
■
WMA
■
JPEG
■
DivX
Connect the drive or other device to the USB port as shown below. Playback starts
automatically. When you’re finished, make sure you press
before removing the device
from the USB slot.
For instructions on playing MP3, WMA, JPEG, or DivX files, see page 29.
Using Epson MovieMate with Other Equipment
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Playing Epson MovieMate Audio Through an
External Audio System
You can connect Epson MovieMate to an amplifier, a 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound System, or
a digital audio recorder. To output sound from Epson MovieMate, the external equipment
needs to have a digital coaxial (S/PDIF) audio input port.
You will also need a digital coaxial cable, which may be provided with your external
equipment, or may be purchased from an electronics store.
1. Make sure the equipment is turned off, then connect the cable as shown:
Digit
al C
Aud oaxial
io-O
ut
Digital coaxial cable
2. Turn on your audio equipment and play your movie, music, or other presentation with
sound from Epson MovieMate.
3. You may need to change the Digital Output setting in the Audio Setup Page. Select
Stream if you are connecting a DTS/Dolby Digital Decoder or PCM if you are
connecting to equipment that is only compliant with linear PCM. For more information,
see page 40.
You can use any of Epson MovieMate’s audio controls, as described on pages 17 and 20.
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Using Epson MovieMate with Other Equipment
Connecting a Computer or Laptop
You can connect Epson MovieMate to a computer or laptop to play videos or games, display
presentations or photos, or project anything you can see and hear on your computer.
You will need a computer cable (D-sub 15-pin to D-sub 15-pin) and an RCA stereo audio
cable (2-RCA to stereo mini-pin). You can purchase these cables from an electronics store.
Caution: Before connecting, make sure all equipment is turned off.
1. Connect the computer or laptop as shown.
Video
L
Audio
R
Y
Cb/P
b
Cr/Pr
PC
Com
pone
nt
White
Red
RCA stereo
audio cable
D-sub 15-pin
computer cable
2. Connect the power cords and plug in all the equipment.
3. Open the lens cover and press the
control.
4. Press the
button on Epson MovieMate or on the remote
button on Epson MovieMate or on the remote control.
5. When you see the menu, use the down-arrow or up-arrow button to select PC, then press
.
6. Turn on the power to the connected computer or laptop.
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7. Switch the display on the computer or laptop to display on Epson MovieMate, or on
both Epson MovieMate and the computer screen. Usually you do this by pressing
function keys to toggle through display choices; see your computer documentation for
instructions.
Note: If your laptop cannot play movies on both the laptop display and an external display, you
may need to disable the laptop display to view movies on Epson MovieMate. See your laptop
documentation for instructions.
8. Normally, Epson MovieMate selects the correct aspect ratio automatically. If you need to
change the aspect, press the
button on the remote control and select Normal, Full,
or Zoom (if available). Make sure the toggle switch on the remote control is set to the
Func.- position.
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Follow the instructions in this section to play music and photos on your Epson MovieMate,
use advanced playback controls, and adjust various Epson MovieMate features.
Playing Music and DivX Videos and Viewing
Photos
You can play music CDs and CDs or USB devices with MP3, WMA, and DivX files. You can
also view JPEG photos on CDs or USB devices.
Playing Music CDs
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To play a music CD, simply insert it in the slot.
You can use most of the playback features, including pause, resume,
fast forward, reverse, and skip to the next or previous track. See
page 17 for instructions.
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You can also select a specific track by using the numeric buttons, as
described on page 19. To use the numeric buttons, you need to set
the toggle switch on the remote control to the -123 position.
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To turn off the lamp, close the lens cover.
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Playing MP3/WMA Music or DivX Videos
You can play MP3 or WMA music files and DivX videos on CDs, DVDs, or USB devices.
See page 60 for information on the types of discs that are supported.
When you insert a disc or USB device that contains MP3, WMA, and/or DivX files, you see a
list of files and/or folders:
1. Press
or
to select a folder or file.
To go to the next or previous page, press
2. Press
or
or
.
to begin playing the selected track or file.
When a file is finished playing, the next file in the sequence will
start automatically.
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To turn off the lamp when playing music files, close the lens cover.
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When you play MP3 or WMA files, scrolling through the list of
songs will pause the music until you highlight the next file.
Note: You can use the Setup menu to change the way files are displayed.
See page 39 for instructions.
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Viewing JPEG Photos
When you insert a disc or USB device that contains JPEG photo files, you see your photos
displayed in a slideshow.
If your photos are saved in folders, you see a list of files and/or folders (maximum 298 folders
and 650 photos).
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Press
or
to select a folder or file, then press
displaying the photos.
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To rotate an image, press
■
To stop the slideshow and display a thumbnail screen, press
■
To display the next or previous page of thumbnails, press
■
To display the list of the files and folders, press
■
If your disc or USB device includes both music files and JPEG photos, you can play a
slideshow with music.
or
to begin
.
1. To display the list of files, press
.
or
.
.
.
2. Select the music file you want and press
to start playing it.
3. Select the JPEG file you want and press
to start displaying the slideshow.
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Using Advanced Playback Controls
Epson MovieMate provides advanced features for looping videos or music tracks and selecting
titles, chapters, or tracks. On DVDs that include subtitles, multiple languages, or multiple
camera angles, you can use the remote control for easy access to these features.
Repeating a Chapter, Title, Track, or File
You can select a chapter or title on a DVD to repeat continuously (or loop). You can also
repeat a track on a music CD or an MP3, WMA, JPEG, or DivX file.
1. To repeat a chapter, title, or track, press
selected repeat option.
2. Press
. You see an icon on the screen indicating the
again to cycle through the options for repeating.
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On a video DVD, you can repeat a chapter or title or select random play (Shuffle).
■
On an audio or video CD, you can repeat one track or all tracks or select random
play (Shuffle).
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For MP3, WMA, JPEG, and DivX files, you can repeat a file, all files in a folder on
on a disc, or select random play (Shuffle).
3. To cancel repeat play, press
until Repeat Off is displayed on the screen.
Changing the Play Sequence (Program Play)
You can create your own program for playing tracks on a music CD or chapters and titles on
a DVD. Programs are saved for up to 10 discs, even after you change the CD or DVD.
1. Press
. You see the program screen, which allows you to set a
playback sequence:
2. Set the toggle switch on the remote control to the -123 position.
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3. Use the numeric buttons to set the program order (up to 99 chapters, titles, or tracks).
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Press
■
If a disc has more than 10 chapters or tracks, press
or
to display the next or
.
previous page. Or, select Next or Previous on the screen and press
■
To delete a track or chapter you have entered, select it and press
.
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To close the program screen, select Exit on the screen and press
.
,
,
, or
to move the cursor.
4. To begin playing your programmed sequence, select Start on the screen and press
.
5. Set the toggle switch on the remote control back to the Func.- position.
6. To cancel the program, press
.
7. To resume normal playback, stop play and press
.
Selecting Language, Subtitles, and Camera Angles
Some DVDs and DivX files allow you to display subtitles or select from several languages or
camera angles. If these features are available, you can use the buttons on the remote control to
select them.
1. Press the appropriate button on the remote control:
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To change the language of the video, press
■
To display subtitles, press
. You may have a choice of subtitle languages or
subtitle files (for DivX videos).
■
To change camera angles, press
.
.
2. Press the button repeatedly to select the option you want.
Note: You can also use the Playback information screen, as described on page 34. For a list of
language codes, see page 61.
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Using the Playback Information Screen
You can check the current playback status and change settings while you are playing a DVD,
audio or video CD, or DivX video.
1. Press
. You see an information screen like the following below
the projected image:
2. Press
or
to select the item you want to set and press
3. Select the setting you want and press
.
.
You can set the title, chapter, track number, or start time using the
numeric keys, as described on page 19. To use the numeric buttons,
you need to set the toggle switch on the remote control to the -123 position.
After you press
, playback starts from the title, chapter, track, or time you selected.
Playing Video CDs with Playback Control (PBC)
When you insert a video CD with playback control (PBC), you see a menu like the following:
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■
To select the item you want to play, press
or
, or set the toggle switch on the
remote control to the -123 position, then use the numeric buttons as described on
page 19.
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To display the next or previous menu page, press
displayed.
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To open the menu during playback, press
displayed.
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or
when the menu is
repeatedly until the menu you want is
To use the Preview function, follow these steps:
1. Press
to display the preview menu:
2. Press
, or
and press
tracks on a single screen page):
to select one of the following (each displays 6 images or
Track Digest: Plays the first 3 or 4 seconds of each track sequentially.
Disc Interval: Divides the total disc time by 6 and plays the first 3 or 4 seconds of each
interval.
Track Interval: Divides each track into 6 intervals and plays the first 3 or 4 seconds of
each interval.
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To return to the initial menu, select Menu and press
■
To close the preview menu, select Exit and press
.
.
3. Select the track you want to see using the arrow buttons and press
.
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Customizing Epson MovieMate
You can limit children’s access, adjust the sound, and customize other
features of Epson MovieMate. Many of these settings are available by
pressing the Setup or Visual Setup buttons on the remote control.
Locking DVDs
You can lock up to 40 DVDs to prevent children from viewing them.
When a disc is locked, you need to enter a password before you can play
it.
1. Insert the DVD you want to lock. Press
2. Press the
twice to stop the video.
button on the remote control. You see the Language Setup Page:
3. Press
until you see the Others Setup Page.
4. Press
to highlight Disc Lock, then press
5. Press
to select Lock, then press
6. Press
to highlight Password, then press
7. Press
to select Change.
to change the setting.
.
to change it.
8. Set the toggle switch on the remote control to the -123 position, then enter 6 digits using
the numeric buttons. The first time you set a password, you need to enter 000000 in the
Old Password column first, then enter the new password.
9. Enter the same digits again for Confirm PWD using the numeric buttons.
10. Press
to save your password.
Once a password is set, you will need to enter it before you can view the locked CD or
DVD. If you forget your password, enter 000000 in the Old Password column to reset
the password.
11. Press
36
to exit the menu.
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Locking the Power Button on the Control Panel
You can lock the
button on the control panel to prevent young children from accidentally
turning on Epson MovieMate and looking into the lens. (You can still turn on Epson
MovieMate using the remote control, so you may want to place it out of children’s reach.)
You will also be able to turn on Epson MovieMate by holding down the
button on the
control panel for at least 5 seconds.
Warning: Do not allow young children or pets to look into the projector lens when Epson
MovieMate is turned on. The lens projects bright light that may affect their vision.
1. Press
on the remote control. You see the Visual Setup menu:
2. Press
to highlight Option, then press
3. Press
until you see Child Lock.
4. Press
5. Press
or
to select On, then press
to select it.
.
to exit the menu.
You need to restart Epson MovieMate for the setting to take effect.
Saving Power
The power turns off automatically when a DVD is stopped for more
than 30 minutes. You can select a time to turn off Epson MovieMate
while a movie is playing, in case you fall asleep while watching.
To select a sleep setting, press
. Continue pressing the button to
select from the following settings:
■
SLEEP OFF: The power switches off automatically after
30 minutes of inactivity (default setting).
■
SLEEP 10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150: The power switches off
automatically after the number of minutes specified, whether or
not a movie is playing. You can select from 10 to 150 minutes.
After you set the sleep timer, you can see the time remaining by pressing
.
Note: Sleep timer settings are not saved after you turn Epson MovieMate off.
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Changing Language Settings
You can use the Language Setup Page to change the default language for DVDs that allow
you to make this selection.
1. Press the
button on the remote control. You see the Language Setup Page:
2. Press
to highlight the setting you want, then press
available.
to display the list of languages
OSD Language is the language used for Epson MovieMate’s menus. Other settings may
not be available, depending on the DVD or DivX file you are playing.
3. Press
to select the language you want, then press
codes, see page 61.
4. To exit the menu, press
to save it. For a list of language
.
Adjusting Picture Quality
You can use the Image page on the Visual Setup menu to adjust the
brightness, contrast, color saturation, tint, sharpness, and other settings
that affect image quality.
1. Press
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on the remote control. You see the Visual Setup menu.
2. Press
to select Image.
3. Press
until you see the option you want to set.
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You can adjust the following items for various viewing conditions and individual videos:
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Brightness
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Contrast
■
Color Saturation
■
Tint (only works on NTSC signals)
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Sharpness
■
Color Temp (High makes the image more blue; Low makes it more red.)
■
Progressive (Leave this set on Film/Auto for most videos; switch to Video for
camcorder output or Off if the picture appears jittery when you use certain external
equipment. This setting is not available for some external equipment.)
4. Press
5. Press
or
to increase or decrease the setting.
to exit the menu.
Using the Others Setup Page
The Others Setup Page lets you select various settings, including screensaver, Video CD
options, and MP3/WMA/JPEG file navigation. You can also display your code for DivX
video on demand services and return all settings to their defaults.
1. Press
2. Press
3. Press
on the remote control.
to display the Others Setup Page.
to highlight the setting you want, then press
4. Press
to select the option you want, then press
the following:
to view or change the option.
to save it. You can choose from
■
Screen Saver: By default, the screen saver starts when a still image is projected for
more than 15 minutes. Select Off to turn off this setting.
■
PBC: Select Off to turn off playback control when you play Video CDs.
■
DivX VOD code: Select this setting to display your video on demand registration
code. This code allows you to purchase or rent videos through DivX video on
demand services at www.divx.com/vod (and play them on Epson MovieMate).
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MP3/JPEG Nav: When you insert a disc or USB device that has MP3, WMA, JPEG,
or DivX files, you normally see a menu showing the file and folder names. Select
Without Menu if you don’t want to see the menu (the audio or slideshow will start
automatically).
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■
Default: Press
■
Password: See page 36 for instructions on setting a password for locking DVDs.
■
Disc Lock: See page 36 for instructions on setting a password for locking DVDs.
and press
to return all settings to their factory defaults (except
for the Disc Lock password and lamp hours).
5. To exit the Setup menu, press
.
Adjusting Dolby Audio Settings
You can adjust settings for external equipment with a DTS/Dolby
Digital Decoder or DVDs recorded in Dolby Digital.
1. Press the
button on the remote control. You see the Language
Setup Page:
2. Press
to display the Audio Setup Page.
3. Press
to highlight Digital Output or Night Mode, then press
can select the following settings:
■
to select it. You
Digital Output: Change to Stream if you have connected a DTS/Dolby Digital
Decoder to the Audio-Out port.
■
Night Mode: Turn this setting on if you are watching a Dolby Digital DVD at low
volume.
4. Press
to select the setting you want to change, then press
5. To exit the menu, press
to save it.
.
Setting Video Options
You can use the Visual Setup menu to adjust the signal format for external video equipment
and set other video options.
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1. Press
on the remote control. You see the Visual Setup menu.
2. Press
to highlight Option, then press
3. Press
until you see the option you want to set.
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to select it.
You can adjust the following items:
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Video Signal: Normally, you can leave this set to Auto when using external
equipment. If no image appears or you see interference, select the appropriate signal.
■
Child Lock: Turn this setting on to lock the
button on the control panel. See
page 37 for more information.
■
Ceiling Projection: Turn this setting on to invert the image for viewing on the
ceiling. (Requires a special optional adapter.)
■
High Altitude Mode: Turn this setting on if you use Epson MovieMate at an
altitude above 4900 feet (1500 meters), to ensure that Epson MovieMate does not
overheat.
■
Zoom: Select Wide to enlarge the image or Tele to reduce it. These settings work
the same as the W and T arrows on the control panel.
4. Press
5. Press
or
to adjust the setting.
to exit the menu.
Viewing Status Information and Resetting the Lamp Timer
You can use the Info page on the Visual Setup menu to view the number of hours the lamp
has been used, and to reset the timer after you install a new lamp. You can also view video
signal information and error codes for any problems that occur.
1. Press
on the remote control. You see the Visual Setup menu.
2. Press
to highlight Info, then press
information.
to display the lamp usage and other
Note: If the lamp has been used less than 10 hours, 0H is displayed.
3. To reset the lamp timer after replacing the lamp, press
4. Press
.
to exit.
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Caring for Your Epson MovieMate
The Epson MovieMate needs little maintenance. All you need to do on a regular basis is keep
the lens clean. You also may need to clean the air filter to help prevent overheating.
Warning: Before you clean any part of Epson MovieMate, turn it off and unplug the power cord.
Never open any part of Epson MovieMate, except as described in this User’s Guide. Dangerous
electrical voltages in the projector can injure you severely. Do not try to service this product
yourself, except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide.
The only parts you should replace are the lamp and air filter. If another part needs replacing,
contact Epson or a qualified servicer (see page 56).
Follow the instructions in this section to clean the lens and case, clean and replace the air
filter, replace the lamp, and store or transport Epson MovieMate.
Protecting Epson MovieMate
The Epson MovieMate is designed for use virtually anywhere at home. However, Epson
MovieMate and its accessories should not be exposed to water, smoke, direct heat or sunlight,
or left outside for long periods of time. As with typical electronic equipment, please avoid
exposure of Epson MovieMate to moisture, dust, smoke, and other environmental factors
which may result in damage to internal electronics over time. See the warranty in the Quick
Guide for additional details on the use of your Epson MovieMate.
Cleaning the Lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
To remove dirt or smears, use lens-cleaning paper. If necessary, moisten a soft cloth with lens
cleaner and gently wipe the lens surface.
Caution: Never rub the lens with abrasive materials.
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Cleaning the Case
Before you clean the case, turn off Epson MovieMate and unplug the power cord.
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To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
■
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water and a neutral
detergent. Wring the cloth as dry as possible, then wipe the case.
Caution: Never use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner, or other chemical detergents. These can
damage the case. Never spray cleaners directly on Epson MovieMate.
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter
Clean the air filter and air intake vent when dust builds up or when you see the following
message:
The projector is overheating. Make sure nothing is blocking the air vents, and
clean or replace the air filter.
Dust clogs prevent proper ventilation, which can cause overheating and damage Epson
MovieMate.
1. Press the
button to turn Epson MovieMate off and disconnect the power cable.
2. Use a small vacuum cleaner designed for computers and other office equipment to clean
the filter, as shown.
If you cannot clean the removable filter or it is broken, you need to replace it.
You can purchase a new filter (part # V13H134A14) from an Epson authorized reseller.
To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase
online at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
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3. If you need to clean or replace the filter, press up on the tab and lift off the cover.
4. Remove the old filter and install the new filter.
5. Replace the cover.
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Replacing the Lamp
The life span of the lamp is about 2000 hours in Dynamic, Living Room, and Game color
modes, and about 3000 hours in Theatre color mode.
You can check how long the lamp has been used as described on page 41. If the number
shown is close to the limit, make sure you have a spare lamp handy.
Note: Turn off this product when not in use to prolong the life of the projector.
It’s time to replace the lamp when:
Lamp warning light
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The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
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The lamp warning light flashes orange.
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The message Replace the lamp appears on the screen when you start projecting.
Caution: If you continue to use the lamp after you see the replacement indicators, the lamp is more
likely to break.
You can purchase a new lamp (part # V13H010L44) from an Epson authorized reseller. To
find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online
at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
Be sure to read the safety instructions in the Quick Guide before replacing the lamp.
Follow these steps to replace the lamp:
1. Turn off the power and disconnect the power cord.
2. If the projector has been on, let it cool for at least an hour.
Warning: Let the lamp cool before replacing it. If the lamp breaks, handle the shards carefully
to avoid injury.
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3. Loosen the lamp cover screw using the screwdriver that came with the replacement lamp.
(The screw won’t come all the way out.) Then slide out the lamp cover and remove it.
4. Loosen the two silver screws holding the lamp in place. (You can’t remove these screws.)
5. Grasp the lamp as shown and pull it straight out.
Note:
The lamp in this product contains mercury. Please consult your state and local
regulations regarding disposal or recycling. Do not put in the trash.
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6. Gently insert the new lamp and tighten its screws.
Caution: Don’t touch the glass portion of the lamp with your bare hands; the invisible residue
left by the oil on your hands may shorten the lamp life. Use a cloth or gloves to handle the new
lamp assembly.
7. To replace the lamp cover, slide it into position, then tighten the screw. (Epson
MovieMate won’t work if the lamp cover is loose.)
8. After replacing the lamp, you need to reset the lamp timer, as described in the next
section.
Resetting the Lamp Timer
1. Connect the power cable and press the
button to turn Epson MovieMate on.
2. Press
on the remote control. You see the Visual Setup menu.
3. Press
to highlight Info, then press
4. Press
again. You see the following on the screen:
to select it.
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5. Select Yes and press
to reset the timer.
The lamp usage timer displays 0 H (zero hours) until you’ve used the lamp for at least
10 hours.
Storing Epson MovieMate
Follow these guidelines when storing Epson MovieMate:
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Make sure the temperature and humidity of the storage area are within the recommended
range for the projector: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C) and 10 to 90% relative humidity
without condensation.
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Make sure all discs are ejected.
■
Close the lens cover and retract the feet.
■
Remove the batteries from the remote control.
■
Place Epson MovieMate in its padded bag. You can stand it on end for
convenient storage.
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Package Epson MovieMate in its original packaging or equivalent (as
described in the following section).
Transporting Epson MovieMate
Note: Epson shall not be liable for any damages incurred during transportation.
Epson MovieMate contains many glass and precision parts. If you need to transport it, follow
these guidelines to prevent damage:
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When shipping Epson MovieMate for repairs, use the original packaging material if
possible. If you do not have the original packaging, use equivalent materials, placing
plenty of cushioning around Epson MovieMate. Be sure the carrier is capable of
transporting fragile equipment and is aware that Epson MovieMate is fragile.
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If you move Epson MovieMate from a cold environment into a warm room,
condensation (moisture) may form internally or on the lens surface. To avoid damage
that might be caused by condensation, wait approximately an hour before using Epson
MovieMate. If condensation forms, turn off the power, then wait an hour or two before
use.
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When you are hand-carrying Epson MovieMate, make sure all discs are ejected, the lens
cover is closed, and the feet are retracted.
■
Lift Epson MovieMate by its handle as shown:
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Problem Solving
This section explains how to interpret Epson MovieMate’s status lights, solve problems, and
contact technical support.
What To Do When the Lights Flash
The lights on top of Epson MovieMate indicate its status and let you know when a problem
occurs.
If all lights are off, make sure the power cable is connected correctly.
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The
light is orange.
Epson MovieMate is in sleep mode. Press the
The
button to turn it on.
light is flashing green.
Epson MovieMate is warming up. Wait for the picture to appear. This can take a few
minutes.
The
light is flashing orange.
Epson MovieMate is cooling down. Wait until the light stops flashing before you unplug
Epson MovieMate.
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The
light is green.
Epson MovieMate is operating correctly. If you don’t see a picture, press the
the remote control to return to normal operation, or open the lens cover slide.
The
warning light is flashing orange and the
button on
light is flashing red.
High-speed cooling is in process. If Epson MovieMate gets too hot again, projection stops
automatically. Make sure Epson MovieMate is at least 8 inches (20 cm) away from the wall.
Clean or replace the air filters if necessary (see page 43). If you are using Epson MovieMate at
an altitude above 4900 feet (1500 meters), turn on High Altitude Mode (see page 41).
The
warning light is flashing orange.
The lamp needs to be replaced. See page 45.
The
light is red and the
warning light is red.
Epson MovieMate is too hot and has turned off the lamp. Make sure Epson MovieMate is at
least 8 inches (20 cm) away from the wall.
Clean or replace the air filters if necessary (see page 43). If you are using Epson MovieMate at
an altitude above 4900 feet (1500 meters), turn on High Altitude Mode (see page 41).
Let Epson MovieMate cool for five minutes. When the
light turns orange, press the
button to turn the lamp back on. If the status doesn’t change, wait a few minutes, then
unplug Epson MovieMate and contact Epson. See page 56.
The
light is red and the
warning light is flashing red.
The lamp may be incorrectly installed, the lamp cover may be loose, or the lamp may be
broken. Wait a few minutes, then turn off the power and check the lamp. See page 47. If the
lamp is broken, or the lights continue to flash after you turn the power back on, unplug
Epson MovieMate and contact Epson. See page 56.
The
light is red and the
warning light is flashing red.
Epson MovieMate has a problem with its fan or temperature sensor. Wait a few minutes, then
unplug Epson MovieMate and contact Epson. See page 56.
The
light is red and both
warning lights are flashing red.
Epson MovieMate may have an internal error. Wait a few minutes, then press
. Unplug
the power cable, then plug it in again and press
. If the lights continue to flash, unplug
Epson MovieMate and contact Epson. See page 56.
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Solving Epson MovieMate Operation
Problems
Epson MovieMate doesn’t turn on.
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Make sure the power cord is securely attached at both ends. Try using a different power
outlet.
If the power cord has been damaged, turn off Epson MovieMate, disconnect the power
cord, and contact Epson. See page 56.
■
Make sure you pressed the
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If the
light is flashing green, Epson MovieMate is warming up. Wait for the picture
to appear, which can take a few minutes.
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Make sure the Child Lock is not set. See page 37.
button.
Epson MovieMate turns itself off after a period of time.
The power turns off automatically when Epson MovieMate is idle for more than 30 minutes.
Press the
button to turn on Epson MovieMate. For instructions on changing the Sleep
setting, see page 37.
No picture appears on the screen.
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Make sure Epson MovieMate is turned on (the
light is green and not flashing). If the
light is flashing green, wait for Epson MovieMate to warm up.
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Make sure the lens cover is open.
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Make sure the region code on the DVD is 1.
■
Check the
See page 45.
■
The Screensaver feature turns off the picture if a still image is projected for more than 15
minutes. See page 37.
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If you’re using external video equipment, check the solutions on page 55.
warning light. If it is flashing orange or red, you need to replace the lamp.
The DVD skips.
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■
Make sure Epson MovieMate is not tilted more than 15 degrees while playing CDs or
DVDs. This can cause skipping or disc scratches.
■
Make sure there are no fingerprints or scratches on the DVD.
Problem Solving
The remote control doesn’t work.
■
Make sure the toggle switch is in the correct position: set to -123 to use the numeric
buttons, or to Func.- to use the other functions of these buttons.
■
Make sure you’re within 19 feet (6 meters) of Epson MovieMate, and within range of its
front or back sensor (approximately 30° left or right, and 15° above or below).
■
You may need to replace the remote control’s batteries. Make sure they’re inserted with
the positive (+) and negative (–) ends positioned as shown in the battery compartment.
■
Some discs don’t support all of the remote control’s functions.
■
If you’re using a “universal” remote control, it might not work with Epson MovieMate.
Epson does not support any third-party remote controls.
Solving Picture and Sound Problems
The picture is blurry or out of focus.
■
Adjust the focus using the focus ring. See page 15 for instructions.
■
There may be dirt on the lens. Clean the lens as described on page 42.
■
Make sure the lens is not fogged by condensation. If you’ve just moved Epson
MovieMate from a cold environment, wait approximately an hour before using it. If
condensation forms, unplug Epson MovieMate and wait an hour or two before use.
■
Make sure Epson MovieMate is placed the correct distance from the screen: no closer
than 2.8 feet (0.85 meters) and no farther than 49.4 feet (15.06 meters).
■
Adjust the Sharpness setting. See page 38.
■
If you’re using the Keystone adjustment, be aware that it lessens image quality. You may
want to decrease the projection angle to reduce the amount of keystone correction
needed. Try adjusting Epson MovieMate’s position relative to the screen.
■
If you’re using external video equipment, check the solutions on page 55.
The picture looks too light or too dark.
■
Press the
button on the remote control to select the best setting for your viewing
environment. See page 20.
■
Adjust the Brightness and Contrast settings. See page 38.
■
If the picture looks darker than it used to, you may need to replace the lamp. See page 45.
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The colors on the screen don’t look right.
■
Press the
button on the remote control to select the best setting for your viewing
environment.
■
Adjust the Color Saturation or Tint settings. See page 38.
■
If you’re using external video equipment, check the solutions on page 55.
The picture is wider at the top or bottom.
■
You’ve tilted Epson MovieMate to raise or lower the image, causing it to become
“keystoned.” Use the
or
buttons on the control panel or remote control to
correct the problem.
The picture is taller on the left or right side.
Epson MovieMate is set at an angle to the screen. Face it squarely toward the screen.
There is no sound, or the sound is not loud enough.
■
Try pressing the + Volume button on Epson MovieMate or on the remote control.
■
Press the
button on the remote control to make sure the sound hasn’t been turned
off temporarily.
■
If you’re using external video equipment, make sure you connected the red and white
audio jacks to Epson MovieMate’s audio ports (see page 22).
■
If you’re using external equipment, you may need to adjust the Audio settings in the
setup menu (see page 40).
There is a problem with the sound quality.
■
Try pressing the
■
If you’re using external equipment, you may need to adjust the Audio settings in the
setup menu (see page 40).
button on the remote control and adjusting the sound mode.
Subtitles do not appear.
■
The DVD might not include subtitles.
■
Make sure the subtitle language is not set to OFF (see page 33).
You can’t change the language on a DVD.
The DVD might not include multiple languages.
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Problems with External Video Equipment
No picture appears on the screen.
■
Make sure the equipment is turned on.
■
Press the
button on Epson MovieMate or on the remote control.
■
Press the
or Play button on the external equipment.
■
Make sure you don’t have cables connected to more than one video port. You can only
use one connection at a time (see page 22).
You see the message No Signal.
■
Make sure the equipment is turned on.
■
Make sure your cable(s) are connected correctly (see page 22).
■
Press the
button on Epson MovieMate or the remote control to select the external
video source. Allow a few seconds for Epson MovieMate to sync up.
You see the message Signal not supported.
Press the
page 40).
button on the remote control and check the Video Signal setting (see
The picture is cut off (too large) or too small.
Press the
button on the remote control and select the appropriate aspect ratio.
Press the
button on the remote control and select the appropriate zoom setting.
The picture is distorted.
■
If you’re using an extension cable, electrical interference may affect the signal.
■
Check the solutions on pages 53 and 54.
The colors are not right.
■
Press the
page 40).
■
Press the
button on the remote control to select the best setting for your viewing
environment.
■
Adjust the Color Saturation or Tint settings. See page 38.
button on the remote control and check the Video Signal setting (see
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Where To Get Help
Epson provides these technical support services:
Internet Support
Visit Epson’s U.S. support website or Canadian support website for solutions to common
problems. You can download utilities and documentation, get FAQ’s and troubleshooting
advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions.
Speak to a Support Representative
To use the Epson PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on the
included Epson PrivateLine Support card. This is the fastest way of speaking to a live
representative, and it’s free. This service is available 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday, for the duration of your warranty period.
You may also speak with a projector support specialist by dialing one of these numbers:
■
U.S.: (562) 276-4394, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday
■
Canada: (905) 709-3839, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday
Days and hours of support are subject to change without notice. Toll or long distance charges
may apply.
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
■
Product name (Epson MovieMate 55)
■
Product serial number (located on the bottom of Epson MovieMate)
■
Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
■
Computer or video configuration
■
Description of the problem
Note: If you need help with optional equipment, see the information included in the box with the
equipment.
Purchase Supplies and Accessories
You can purchase screens, carrying cases, or other accessories from an Epson authorized
reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can
purchase online at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
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Problem Solving
Specifications
General
Type of display
Poly-silicon TFT active matrix
Size of LCD panels
0.55 inch (14 mm) wide
Lens
F=1.44, f=16.6 mm
Resolution
(native format)
854 × 480 pixels × 3, 480p
Light Output
(brightness)
White Light Output 1200 lumens (ISO 21118 standard)
Color Light Output 1200 lumens (ISO 21118 standard)
Contrast ratio
Up to 300:1
Image size
30 to 300 inches (0.76 to 7.6 m)
Projection distance
2.8 to 49.9 feet (0.85 to 15.06 meters)
Speakers
Stereo speakers (8 W × 2)
Zoom ratio
1:1.35
Optical aspect ratio
Native 16:9 (4:3 resize)
DVD Unit
Audio: Virtual Surround, Dolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround
Media: DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD-RW DL (2x), DVD-R DL
(4x/8x), DVD+R/RW, DVD+R DL, CD-R/RW, DVD-VR (without
CPRM), Video CD, Super Video CD, Audio CD, MP3 (CD/DVD),
WMA (CD/DVD), JPEG, DivX (CD/DVD), DivX Ultra (CD/DVD),
Dual Disk
See page 60 for detailed file specifications.
Noise level
29 dB in Theatre color mode
35 dB in Dynamic, Living Room, and Game color modes
Keystone correction
Vertical: –15° to +15°
Tilt angle
Up to 5°
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Remote Control
Range
Approx. 19 feet (6 m)
Battery
AA × 2
Operating angle
Horizontal: +/– 30°
Vertical: +/– 15°
Projection Lamp
Type
140 W UHE (Ultra High Efficiency) E-TORL
Part number
ELPLP44/ V13H010L44
Lamp life
Approx. 2000 hours in Dynamic, Living Room, and Game color modes
Approx. 3000 hours in Theatre mode only
Note: Lamp life results will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions, and
usage.
Turn off this product when not in use to prolong the life of the projector.
Dimensions
Height
5 inches (127 mm) excluding feet
Width
12.6 inches (320 mm)
Depth
9.11 inches (230 mm)
Weight
8.3 lb. (3.8 kg)
Electrical
Rated voltage
100 to 240 VAC
Rated frequency
50/60 Hz
Power consumption
Operating: 225 W
Standby: 5 W
Environmental
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Temperature
Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C) without condensation
Storage: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C) without condensation
Humidity
Operating: 20 to 80% RH, non-condensing
Storage: 10 to 90% RH, non-condensing
Operating altitude
Up to 7500 feet (2286 m)
Specifications
Safety and Approvals
United States
FCC Part 15B Class B (DoC)
UL60950-1
Canada
ICES-003 Class B
CSA C22.2 No.60950-1
Compatible Video Formats
Composite video
Signal
Resolution
Normal aspect
mode
Wide aspect
mode
Zoom aspect
mode
TV (NTSC)
720 x 480
640 x 480
854 x 480
854 x 480
720 x 360*
(4:3)
(16:9)
(16:9)
720 x 576
640 x 480
854 x 480
854 x 480
720 x 432*
(4:3)
(16:9)
(16:9)
Signal
Resolution
Normal aspect
mode
Wide aspect
mode
Zoom aspect
mode
SDTV (480i, 60Hz)
720 x 480
640 x 480
854 x 480
854 x 480
720 x 360*
(4:3)
(16:9)
(16:9)
720 x 576
640 x 480
854 x 480
854 x 480
720 x 432*
(4:3)
(16:9)
(16:9)
TV (PAL, SECAM)
* Letterbox signal
Component video
SDTV (576i, 50Hz)
SDTV (480p, 60Hz)
SDTV (576p, 50Hz)
HDTV (720p) 16:9
720 x 480
640 x 480
854 x 480
854 x 480
720 x 360*
(4:3)
(16:9)
(16:9)
720 x 576
640 x 480
854 x 480
854 x 480
720 x 432*
(4:3)
(16:9)
(16:9)
1280 x 720
854 x 480
—
—
—
—
(16:9)
HDTV (1080i) 16:9
1920 x 1080
854 x 480
(16:9)
* Letterbox signal
Specifications
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Computer image
Normal aspect
mode
Wide aspect
mode
Zoom aspect
mode
640 x 480
640 x 360**
640 x 480
854 x 480
854 x 480
SVGA56/60/72/75/85/,
iMac*
800 x 600
800 x 450**
640 x 480
854 x 480
854 x 480
XGA60/70/75/85, iMac*
1024 x 768
1024 x 576**
640 x 480
854 x 480
854 x 480
MAC13”
640 x 480
640 x 480
854 x 480
854 x 480
MAC16”
832 x 624
640 x 480
854 x 480
854 x 480
MAC19”
1024 x 768
640 x 480
854 x 480
854 x 480
Signal
Resolution
VGA 60/72/75/85, iMac*
* Only supported by models that include a VGA output port.
** Letterbox signal
File Specifications
Epson MovieMate supports MP3, WMA, DivX, DivX Ultra, and JPG files that conform to the
following specifications:
File system
ISO9660 level 1 or level 2 (Discs that have been recorded in the packet
write [UDF] format cannot be read.)
File name
Alphanumeric characters only, with .mp3, .wma, .divx, .avi, or .jpg
file extensions.
File size
4GB
Group (folder) count
Up to 298
Track (file) count
Up to 650 (unlimited when MP3/JPEG Nav is set to Without Menu)
Bit rate
MP3: 16 to 320 kbps; WMA: 64 to 192 kbps; DivX: Up to 3 mbps,
720 × 576 pixels, 30 fps optimum
Sampling frequency
11 kHz, 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Total number of pixels
Up to 3027 × 2048
Epson MovieMate can play multi-session recorded discs. Multiple bit rate files, WAV, and MPG files
are not supported. Epson MovieMate supports baseline JPEG files created by a digital camera and
conforming to the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) standard. Motion JPEG files are not
supported. Certain digital camera functions such as automatic rotation may not be supported.
Pixelworks™ DNX™ ICs are used in this projector.
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Specifications
Language Codes
Abkhazian
6566
Afar
Afrikaans
Amharic
Arabic
Armenian
Assamese
Avestan
Aymara
Azerhaijani
Bahasa Melayu
Bashkir
Belarusian
6565
6570
6577
6582
7289
6583
6569
6589
6590
7783
6665
6669
Bengali
Bihari
Bislama
Bokmål,
Norwegian
Bosanski
Brezhoneg
Bulgarian
6678
6672
6673
7866
Gaelic; Scottish
Gaelic
Gallegan
Georgian
Gikuyu; Kikuyu
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Herero
Hindi
Hiri Motu
Hrwatski
Ido
Interlingua
(International)
Interlingue
Inuktitut
Inupiaq
Irish
7168
Magyar
7285
Sinhalese
8373
7176
7565
7573
7178
7185
7265
7290
7273
7279
6779
7379
7365
Malayalam
Maltese
Manx
Maori
Marathi
Marshallese
Moldavian
Mongolian
Nauru
Navaho; Navajo
Ndebele, North
Ndebele, South
7776
7784
7186
7773
7782
7772
7779
7778
7865
7886
7868
7882
Slovensky
Slovenian
Somali
Sotho; Southern
South Ndebele
Sundanese
Suomi
Swahili
Swati
Svenska
Tagalog
Tahitian
8373
8376
8379
8384
7882
8385
7073
8387
8383
8386
8476
8489
7365
7385
7375
7165
Ndonga
Nederlands
Nepali
Norsk
7871
7876
7869
7879
Tajik
Tamil
Tatar
Telugu
8471
8465
8484
8469
6683
6682
6671
Íslenska
Italiano
Ivrit
7383
7384
7269
8369
7868
7878
Thai
Tibetan
Tigrinya
8472
6679
8473
7789
Japanese
7465
7967
Javanese
7486
6785
Tonga (Tonga
Island)
Tsonga
8479
6983
8483
6765
6772
6769
7889
Kalaallisut
Kannada
Kashmiri
Kazakh
7576
7578
7583
7575
Northern Sami
North Ndebele
Norwegian
Nynorsk;
Occitan;
Provencal
Old Bulgarian;
Old Slavonic
Oriya
Oromo
Ossetian; Ossetic
Pali
Burmese
Castellano,
Español
Catalán
Chamorro
Chechen
Chewa; Chichewa;
Nyanja
7982
7977
7983
8073
Tswana
Türkçe
Turkmen
Twi
8478
8482
8475
8487
9072
9065
6785
Kernewek
Khmer
Kinyarwanda
7587
7577
8287
Panjabi
Persian
Polski
8065
7065
8076
Uighur
Ukurainian
Urdu
8571
8575
8582
Dansk
6786
6779
6783
6865
7589
7586
7579
7574
Português
Pushto
Russian
Quechua
8084
8083
8285
8185
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volapuk
Walloon
8590
8673
8679
8765
Deutsch
Dzongkha
English
Esperanto
Estonian
Euskara
6869
6890
6978
6979
6984
6985
7585
7679
7665
7686
7666
7673
Raeto-Romance
Romanian
Rundi
Samoan
Sango
Sanskrit
8277
8279
8278
8377
8371
8365
Welsh
Wolof
Xhosa
Yiddish
Yoruba
Zulu
6789
8779
8872
8973
8979
9085
Faroese
Français
Frysk
Fijian
6976
7079
7082
7089
7074
Kirghiz
Komi
Korean
Kuanyama;
Kwanyama
Kurdish
Lao
Latina
Latvian
Letzeburgesch;
Limburgan;
Limburger
Lingala
Lithuanian
Luxembourgish;
Macedonian
Malagasy
7678
7684
7666
7775
7771
Sardinian
Serbian
Shona
Shqip
Sindhi
8367
8382
8378
8381
8368
Chuang; Zhuang
Church Slavic;
Slavonic
Chuvash
Corsican
Specifications
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Index
A
D
Accessories, 7, 56
Air filter
cleaning and replacing, 43 to 44
ordering, 7
Air vents, 8
Audio
adjusting, 17, 20, 40
problems, 54
Audio system connection, 26
AV amplifier, connecting, 26
Dark image, 53
Digital audio recorder, connecting, 26
Digital camera, connecting, 22 to 24
Distance, projection, 12, 57
Documentation, 7
DVDs
menus, 19
playing, 11 to 21
DVR, connecting, 22 to 24
B
Blurry picture, 53
Brightness
adjusting, 39
lamp, 45, 57
Buttons, 9
C
Cable box, connecting, 22 to 24
Camcorder, connecting, 22 to 24
Camera angle, 33
CDs, playing, 29
Child Lock, 37
Cleaning
air filter, 43 to 44
lens and Epson MovieMate case, 42 to 43
Color mode, 20, 53, 54, 55
Color problems, 54, 55
Composite video connection, 22
Computer connection, 27 to 28
Contrast ratio, 57
Control panel, Epson MovieMate, 9
62
Index
E
Electrical specifications, 58
Environmental specifications, 58
Epson
accessories, 7, 56
Home Service, 6
PrivateLine Support, 56
technical support, 7, 56
Epson MovieMate
choosing location, 11 to 13
cleaning, 43
control panel, 9
dimensions, 58
distance from screen, 12, 57
lights, 50 to 51
maintenance, 42 to 48
operation problems, 52 to 53
parts, 8
positioning, 11 to 13
speakers, 57
specifications, see Specifications
storing, 48
transporting, 48 to 49
Exhaust vent, 8
External equipment
connecting, 22 to 28
problems, 55
F
L
Fast forward, 18
File specifications, 60
File type setting, 39
Filter, see Air filter
Focus ring, 16
Formats, video, 59 to 60
Lamp
brightness, 45, 57
light, 51
ordering, 7, 45
replacing, 45 to 47
specifications, 58
usage timer, resetting, 41, 47 to 48
Language, 33, 38, 61
Laptop connection, 27 to 28
Lens, cleaning, 42
Lights, Epson MovieMate, 50 to 51
Location, Epson MovieMate, 11 to 13
Lock, security, 7
Locking Power button, 37
Looping, 32
G
Game console, connecting, 22 to 24
General specifications, 57
H
Headphones, 21
Help, 7, 56
High altitude mode, 41, 51
Home Service, 6
I
Image
blurry, 53
shape, 54, 57
size, 12, 57
too light or dark, 53
turning off, 19
wrong colors, 54
Intake vent, 8
iPod, connecting, 22 to 24
M
Maintenance, 42 to 48
Menus, 19
Movies
pausing, 17
playing, 11 to 21
searching, 18
MP3, 30, 39, 60
Music, playing, 29 to 31
Muting, 19
N
No Signal message, 55
J
O
Jog control, 18
JPEG, 30, 39, 60
Optional accessories, 7
Overheating, 13, 43, 51
K
P
Kensington lock, 7
Keystone correction, 54, 57
Parental controls, 36
Parts, identifying, 8 to 9
Index
63
Pausing, 17
PBC (Playback Control), 34
Photos, displaying, 29 to 31
Picture
adjusting, 15, 20, 39 to 41
problems, 52 to 54
Pixelworks DNX, 59
Positioning Epson MovieMate, 11 to 13
Power button locking, 37
Power, saving, 37
Problems
audio, 54
color, 54, 55
lights indicating, 50 to 51
operation, 52 to 53
overheating, 13, 43, 51
picture, 52 to 54
remote control, 53
Program play, 32
Projection distance, 12, 57
R
Registration, 6
Remote control
buttons, 9
problems, 53
specifications, 58
Repeating scenes or tracks, 32
Replacing lamp, 45 to 47
Resetting lamp timer, 41, 47 to 48
Resolution, 57
Skipping chapters or tracks, 18
Sleep mode, 37, 50, 52
Slow motion, 18
Sound
adjusting, 17, 20, 40
problems, 54
Sources, switching, 55
Speakers, Epson MovieMate, 57
Specifications
compatible video formats, 59 to 60
electrical, 58
environmental, 58
file specifications, 60
general, 57
lamp, 58
language codes, 61
remote control, 58
Storing Epson MovieMate, 48
Subtitles, 33
Support, see Technical support
Surround sound system, connecting, 26
T
Technical support, 7, 56
Temperature, Epson MovieMate, 43, 51
Transporting Epson MovieMate, 48 to 49
TV video formats, 59 to 60
U
USB devices, 25
S
Safety approvals, 59
Satellite receiver, connecting, 22 to 24
Screen distance, 12, 57
Screen projection, 13 to 15
Screen saver setting, 39
Searching, 18
Shuttle control, 18
Signal not supported message, 55
Size, image, 12, 57
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Index
V
VCR, connecting, 22 to 24
Ventilation, 13, 43, 51
Vents, 8
Video camera, connecting, 22 to 24
Video, compatible formats, 59 to 60
Volume, adjusting, 17
W
Wall projection, 13 to 15
Warranty, 6
WMA, 30, 39, 60
Z
Zooming, 18
Index
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