ViewSonic PJ506D - SVGA DLP Projector User guide

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PJ506D
DLP Projector
®
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Model No. : VS11452
Compliance Information
For U.S.A.
This device complies with part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Warning: You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void your authority to operate the equipment.
For Canada
• This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
• Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
CE Conformity for European Countries
The device complies with the requirements of the EEC directive 89/336/
EEC as amended by 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC Art.5 with regard to
“Electromagnetic compatibility”, and 73/23/EEC as amended by 93/68/EEC
Art.13 with regard to “Safety.”
Following information is only for EU-member states:
The mark shown to the right is in compliance with the Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE).
The mark indicates the requirement NOT to dispose the equipment as
unsorted municipal waste, but use the return and collection systems
according to local law.
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Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions completely before using the equipment.
2. Keep these instructions in a safe place.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this equipment near water. Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
6. C
lean with a soft, dry cloth. If further cleaning is required, see “Cleaning the Display”
in this guide for further instructions.
7. D
o not block any ventilation openings. Install the equipment in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8. D
o not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other devices (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. D
o not attempt to circumvent the safety provisions of the polarized or groundingtype plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A
grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade
and the third prong are provided for your safety. If the plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being tread upon or pinched, particularly at the plug,
and the point where if emerges from the equipment. Be sure that the power outlet is
located near the equipment so that it is easily accessible.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the equipment. When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/equipment combination to avoid injury from
tipping over.
13. Unplug this equipment when it will be unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Service is required when the
unit has been damaged in any way, such as: if the power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, if liquid is spilled onto or objects fall into the unit, if the unit is exposed to
rain or moisture, or if the unit does not operate normally or has been dropped.
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Declaration of RoHS Compliance
This product has been designed and manufactured in compliance with Directive
2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and the Council on restriction of the use of
certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive)
and is deemed to comply with the maximum concentration values issued by the
European Technical Adaptation Committee (TAC) as shown below:
Proposed Maximum
Concentration
Actual Concentration
Lead (Pb)
0.1%
< 0.1%
Mercury (Hg)
0.1%
< 0.1%
Cadmium (Cd)
0.01%
< 0.01%
Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+)
0.1%
< 0.1%
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
0.1%
< 0.1%
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
0.1%
< 0.1%
Substance
Certain components of products as stated above are exempted under the Annex of the
RoHS Directives as noted below:
Examples of exempted components are:
1. Mercury in compact fluorescent lamps not exceeding 5 mg per lamp and in other
lamps not specifically mentioned in the Annex of RoHS Directive.
2. Lead in glass of cathode ray tubes, electronic components, fluorescent tubes, and
electronic ceramic parts (e.g. piezoelectronic devices).
3. Lead in high temperature type solders (i.e. lead-based alloys containing 85% by
weight or more lead).
4. L ead as an allotting element in steel containing up to 0.35% lead by weight,
aluminium containing up to 0.4% lead by weight and as a cooper alloy containing up
to 4% lead by weight.
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Copyright Information
Copyright © ViewSonic® Corporation, 2006. All rights reserved.
Macintosh and Power Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, and the Windows logo are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
ViewSonic, the three birds’ logo, OnView, ViewMatch, and ViewMeter are registered
trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation.
VESA is a registered trademark of the Video Electronics Standards Association. DPMS and
DDC are trademarks of VESA.
PS/2, VGA and XGA are registered trademarks of International Business Machines
Corporation.
Disclaimer:ViewSonic Corporation shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or
omissions contained herein; nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting from
furnishing this material, or the performance or use of this product.
In the interest of continuing product improvement, ViewSonic Corporation reserves the right
to change product specifications without notice. Information in this document may change
without notice.
No part of this document may be copied, reproduced, or transmitted by any means, for any
purpose without prior written permission from ViewSonic Corporation.
Product Registration
To meet your future needs, and to receive any additional product information as it becomes
available, please register your product on the Internet at: www.viewsonic.com. The ViewSonic
Wizard CD-ROM also provides an opportunity for you to print the registration form, which you
may mail or fax to ViewSonic.
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PJ506D
ViewSonic DLP Projector
VS11452
PJ506D-1_UG_ENG Rev. 1B 12-14-06
The lamp in this product contains mercury.
Please dispose of in accordance with local, state or federal laws.
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Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions before you operate your projector and save for future
reference.
1. Check that the operating voltage of your unit is identical with the voltage of your
local power supply.
2. Should any liquid or solid object fall into the cabinet, unplug the unit and have it
checked by the qualified personnel before operating it further.
3. Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers
may damage the components inside and will void your warranty.
4. Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may
fall, causing serious damage to the product.
5. Unplug the unit from the wall socket if it is not to be used for several days. To
disconnect the cord, pull it out by the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
6. The wall socket should be near the unit and easily accessible.
7. Do not place the projector where the cord can be stepped on as this may result
in fraying or damage to the lead or the plug. Be alert to tripping hazards.
8. Never look into the projector lens when the lamp is switched on as the bright light
can damage your eyes. Never let children look into the lens when it is on.
9. Do not place your hand or objects near the ventilation holes. The air coming out
is hot.
10. Never open any covers on the projector except the lamp cover. Dangerous
electrical voltages inside the projector can cause severe injury. Except as
specifically directed in this User’s Manual, do not attempt to service this product
yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
11.Unplug the projector from the wall socket before cleaning. Use a damp cloth for
cleaning the projector housing. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
12.Keep the plastic packing materials (from the projector, accessories and optional
parts) out of the reach of children as these bags may result in death by suffocation.
Be particularly careful around the small children.
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13.For ventilation reasons, the fan continues to operate after the projector has been
powered off. Please do not unplug the power cord until the fan stops.
14.The projector is equipped with ventilation holes (intake) and ventilation holes
(exhaust). Do not block or place anything near these slots, or internal heat buildup may occur, causing picture degradation or damage to the projector.
15.When you replace the projector lamp, never touch the new bulb with your bare
hands. The invisible residue left by the oil on your hands may shorten the bulb
life. Use lint-free gloves or finger cots are recommended.
16.The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
17.Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
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Notes on AC Power Cord
AC Power Cord must meet requirement of country where you use a projector. Confirm
an AC plug type with graphics below and proper AC Power Cord must be used. If
supplied AC Power Cord does not match your AC outlet, contact your sales dealer.
This projector is equipped with a grounding type AC line plug. Make sure that your
outlet fits the plug. Do not defeat the safety purpose of this grounding type plug. We
highly recommend using a video source device also equipped with a grounding type
AC line plug to prevent from signal interference due to voltage fluctuation.
Ground
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CONTENTS
Introduction..............................................................................................................6
Projector Features..............................................................................................6
Package Contents..............................................................................................7
Projector Overview.............................................................................................8
Using the Product..................................................................................................10
Control Panel...................................................................................................10
Connection Ports..............................................................................................11
Remote Control................................................................................................12
Remote Control Operation...............................................................................14
Installation..............................................................................................................15
Connecting the Projector..................................................................................15
Powering On/Off the Projector.........................................................................16
Adjusting the Projected Image.........................................................................17
Menu Operation.....................................................................................................20
Image (Computer / Video Mode)......................................................................22
Video (Video Mode)..........................................................................................23
Display (Computer Mode)................................................................................23
Language (Computer / Video Mode)................................................................24
Advanced (Computer / Video Mode)................................................................24
Audio (Computer / Video Mode).......................................................................24
Maintenance...........................................................................................................25
Cleaning the Lens............................................................................................25
Cleaning the Projector Housing.......................................................................25
Replacing the Lamp.........................................................................................26
Specifications........................................................................................................28
Appendix................................................................................................................29
LED Indicator Messages..................................................................................29
Compatibility Modes.........................................................................................30
Troubleshooting................................................................................................31
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Introduction
Projector Features
The projector integrates high-performance optical engine projection and a user-friendly
design to deliver high reliability and ease of use.
The projector offers the following features:
Single chip 0.55” Texas Instruments DLP® technology
SVGA (800 x 600 pixels)
1.07X manual zoom lens
Auto image re-sizing (Auto-Sync.) to 800 x 600 full screen with scaling compression
compatibility for VGA, SVGA, XGA and SXGA*
Compatibility with Macintosh® computers
Compatibility with NTSC, PAL, SECAM, and HDTV
Multi-function remote control
D-Sub 15-pin terminal for analog video connectivity
User-friendly, multi-language on-screen display (OSD)
Advanced electronic keystone correction
* means compressed.
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Package Contents
When you unpack the projector, make sure you have all these components:
Projector with Lens Cap
S-Video Cable
POWER
AUTO
AC Power Cord Composite Video Cable
VGA Cable (D-SUB to D-SUB)
Audio Cable
SOURCE
MENU
ENTER
BLANK
LASER
VOLUME
4:3/16:9
KEYSTONE
MUTE
Remote Control (IR)
with Lithium battery
Projector
Carrying Case
User’s Manual
Quick Start Guide
Optional Accessory:
VGA (D-SUB) to
HDTV (RCA) Cable
RS232 Cable
USB Cable
Save the original shipping carton and packing material; they will come in handy
if you ever to ship your unit. For maximum protection, repack your unit as it
was originally packed at the factory.
Accessories and components may vary by retailer and region.
Lithium battery is loaded in the remote control. Remove the transparent
insulation tape by pulling it before use.
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Projector Overview
Front View
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1
1
2
3
4
5
2
3
Ventilation holes
Projection lens
Front IR remote control sensor
Lens cap
Elevator foot
8
7
4
5
6
7
8
9
6
1
Elevator button
Zoom ring
Focus ring
Control panel
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Rear View
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Rear IR remote control sensor Ventilation holes
Connection ports
Elevator button
1
Elevator foot
Speaker
AC power socket
Kensington lock
2
3
8 7
2
6
5 4
Bottom View
1 Lamp cover
2 Ceiling mount
2
2
2
1
This projector can be used with a ceiling mount for support. The ceiling mount
is not included in the package.
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Using the Product
Control Panel
LED
1 Lamp LED indicator
Refer to “LED Indicator Messages”.
2 Power LED indicator
Refer to “LED Indicator Messages”.
1
2
3
4
8
5
7
6
Button Function
3 Power
Refer to “Powering On/Off the Projector”.
4 Keystone /
Adjusts image distortion caused by tilting the projector.
5 Auto 
Automatically adjusts frequency and phase. This function is available for computer
mode only.
6 Menu
Displays or exits the on-screen display menus.
7 Source 
Manually selects an input source.
8 Four directional buttons
Use four directional buttons to select items or make adjustments to your
selection.
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Connection Ports
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 SERIAL
When operating the projector via a computer, connect this to the controlling
computer’s RS-232C port.
2 USB Connector (Service purpose)
This connector is for firmware update.
3 COMPUTER IN
Connects image input signal (analog) to this jack.
4 S-VIDEO
Connects S-Video output from video equipment to this jack.
5 VIDEO
Connects composite video output from video equipment to this jack.
6 AUDIO IN
Connects an audio output from video equipment to this jack.
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Remote Control Components
1. Power button
2. Four direction buttons
3. Menu button
4. Enter button
5. Keystone / buttons
6. Volume / buttons
7. Source button
8. Mute button
9. Blank button
10.4:3/16:9 button
11. Auto button
1
7
POWER
AUTO
SOURCE
2
3
MENU
9
4
ENTER
BLANK
10
LASER
6
5
VOLUME
4:3/16:9
KEYSTONE
MUTE
11
11
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Remote Control
1. Power
Refer to “Powering On/Off the Projector”.
1
2. Four direction buttons
POWER
AUTO
SOURCE
The four direction buttons ///
can
be used to scroll through OSD (On-Screen 2
Display) menus and make adjustments.
3
3. Menu
MENU
Press the Menu button to activate the OSD
(On-Screen Display) menu. Use the directional 4
ENTER
BLANK
buttons and Menu button to navigate through
the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu.
LASER
6
4. Enter
Confirms the selection
VOLUME
4:3/16:9 KEYSTONE
5. Keystone  /
MUTE
Adjusts image distortion caused by tilting the
projector.
6. Volume  /
Press the Volume  button to increase the
volume; press the Volume  button to reduce
the volume.
7. Source
Manually selects an input source.
8. Mute
Cuts off the sound temporarily.
9. Blank
Cuts off the screen temporarily.
10.4:3/16:9
Press the 4:3/16:9 to switch the image aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9.
11. Auto
Automatically adjusts frequency and phase.
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11
9
10
5
8
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Battery Replacement
1. Open the battery cover in the direction
shown.
2. Install batteries as indicated by the diagram
inside the compartment.
3. Close the battery cover into position.
Keep the batteries out of the reach of children. There is a danger of
death by accidentally swallowing the battery.
Remove batteries from remote control when not using for extended
periods.
Do not dispose of the used battery along with household waste. Dispose
of used batteries according to local regulations.
Danger of explosion may happen if batteries are incorrectly replaced.
Replce all the batteries with new ones.
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Remote Control Operation
Point the remote control at the infrared remote sensor and press a button.
Operating the projector from the front
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Operating the projector from the rear
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The remote control may not operate when there is sunlight or other strong
light such as a fluorescent lamp shining on the remote sensor.
Operate the remote control from a position where the remote sensor is
visible.
Do not drop the remote control or jolt it.
Keep the remote control out of locations with excessively high temperature
or humidity.
Do not get water on the remote control or place wet objects on it.
Do not disassemble the remote control.
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Installation
Connecting the Projector
1
2
3
4
RS232 Cable
USB Cable
VGA Cable (D-Sub to D-Sub)
Audio Cable
5 Composite Video Cable
6 S-Video Cable
7 VGA (D-Sub) to HDTV (RCA) Cable
Laptoptype
Desktoptype
1
7
2
6
3
5
4
When connecting cable, power cords of both a projector and external
equipment should be disconnected from AC outlet.
The figure above is a sample connection. This does not mean that all of these
devices can or must be connected simultaneously.
The cables that come with the projector may differ from the above illustration.
The included cables are based on actual shipment delivery.
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Powering On/Off the Projector
Powering on the projector:
1. Remove the projector lens cap.
2. Complete the AC power cord and peripheral signal cable(s) connections.
3. Press
button to turn on the projector.
4. Turn on your source (computer, notebook, DVD, etc.). The projector automatically
detects your source.
When searching message appears on the screen, ensure that the appropriate
signal cable(s) are securely connected.
The signal message will appear on the screen when the source is detected.
If you are connecting multiple sources to the projector simultaneously, press
Source button.
Warning:
Remove the lens cap first before powering on.
Never look into the lens when the lamp is on. This can damage your eyes. It
is especially important that children are not allowed to look into the lens.
Powering Off the Projector:
1. Press
button to turn off the projector lamp. You will see a message “Power
Off? Press Power again” appear on the screen.
2. Press
button again to confirm.
3. The cooling fans continue to operate for cooling cycle and the Lamp LED goes
out.
When the Power LED begins flashing, the projector has entered standby
mode.
If you wish to turn the projector back on, you must wait until the projector has
completed the cooling cycle and has entered standby mode.
Once in standby mode, simply press
button to restart the projector.
4. Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and the projector.
5. Do not turn on the projector immediately following a power off procedure.
Please wait until the fan motor and the Lamp LED turn off before removing
the AC power cord from the projector.
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Adjusting the Projected Image
Adjusting the Projector Height
Elevator button
Elevator foot
The projector is equipped with an elevator foot to adjust the image height.
To raise the image:
1. Press the elevator button.
2. Raise the image to the desired height angle, then release the button to lock the
elevator foot into position.
To lower the image:
1. Press the elevator button.
2. Lower the image, then release the button to lock the elevator foot into position.
To avoid damaging the projector, make sure that the elevator foot is fully
retracted before placing the projector in its carrying case.
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Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus
Zoom ring
Focus ring
1. Focus the image by rotating the focus ring. A still image is recommended for
focusing.
2. Adjust the image by rotating the zoom ring. Rotate to the right to reduce the
image.
Rotate to the left to enlarge the image.
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Adjusting Projection Image Size
Refer to the graphic and table below to determine the screen size and projection
distance.
275.00
137.40
82.40
256.00
57.70
128.00
27.50
76.50
53.70
25.60
1.0m (Min.)
2.1m
3.0m
5.0m
10.0m (Max.)
PROJECTION
1.0
2.1
3.0
5.0
10.0
Wide
27.50
57.70
82.40
137.4
275.00
Tele
25.60
53.70
76.50
128.0
256.00
DISTANCE (METER)
4:3 SCREEN
SIZEDIAGONAL
(INCH)
Position the projector in a horizontal position; other positions can cause heat
build-up and damage to the projector.
Make sure the heat ventilation holes are not blocked.
Do not use the projector in a smoky environment. Smoke residue may cause
buildup on critical parts.
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Menu Operation
The projector has multilingual On Screen Display menus that allow you to make
image adjustments and change a variety of settings.
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How to operate
1. Press Menu button to open the OSD menu.
2. When OSD is displayed, use  /  buttons to select any feature in the main
menu. After selecting the desired main menu feature, press  button to enter
sub-menu for feature setting.
3. Adjust the settings with  /  buttons.
4. To return to the main menu, toggle  button.
5. To exit OSD, press Menu button. The OSD menu will close and the projector will
automatically save the new settings.
 To exit OSD from the sub-menu, press Enter button.
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Image (Computer / Video Mode)
Contrast
The contrast controls the degree of difference between the lightest and darkest parts
of the picture. Adjusting the contrast changes the amount of black and white in the
image.
Press  to decrease the contrast.
Press  to increase the contrast.


Brightness
Adjusts brightness of the image.


Press  to darken the image.
Press  to lighten the image.
Keystone
Adjusts image distortion caused by tilting the projector.
Aspect Ratio
Use this function to choose your desired image size.
 1 :1: Keep the image with original width-height ratio.
 16:9: The input source will be scaled to fit the width of the screen.
 4:3: The input source will be scaled to fit the projection screen.
Blank Screen
Blanks the screen temporarily, and selects the screen color when this function is
active.
Gamma
Selects Gamma mode.
RGB: Computer text mode
Photographic: Computer photo mode
 Video: Common video mode
 Film: Dark video image mode


White Peaking
The white peaking control adjusts the white peaking level of the DMD chip. 0 stands
for minimal segment, and 10 stands for maximum segment. If you prefer a stronger
image, adjust towards the maximum setting. For a smooth and more natural image,
adjust towards the minimum setting.
Color Temperature
Adjusts color temperature. At higher temperature, the screen looks colder; at lower
temperature, the screen looks warmer. If you select “User”, “Red”, “Green” and “Blue”
can be adjusted.
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Red
Manually adjusts red.
Green
Manually adjusts green.
Blue
Manually adjusts blue.
Video (Video Mode)
Saturation
Adjusts a video image from black and white to fully saturated color.

Press  to decrease the amount of color in the image.

Press  to increase the amount of color in the image.
Tint
Adjusts the color balance of red and green.

Press  to increase the amount of green in the image.

Press  to increase the amount of red in the image.
Sharpness
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.

Press  to decrease the image.

Press  to increase the image.
Display (Computer Mode)
Phase
“Phase” synchronizes the signal timing of the display with that of the graphic card. If you
experience an unstable or flickering image, use the phase function to correct it.
Tracking
“Tracking” changes the display data frequency to match the frequency of your
computer graphic card. If you experience a vertical flickering bar, use the tracking
function to make an adjustment.
H.Position (Horizontal Position)

Press  to move the image left.

Press  to move the image right.
V.Position (Vertical Position)

Press  to move the image down.

Press  to move the image up.
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Language (Computer / Video Mode)
Choose the multilingual OSD menu. Use  /  to select your preferred language.
Press “Menu” to finalize the selection.
Advanced (Computer / Video Mode)
Auto Source Select
Automatically scans the input source. Press “Menu” to confirm or cancel the
selection.
Rear
The image is reversed horizontally. Press “Menu” to confirm or cancel the
selection.
Ceiling
The image is inverted vertically. Press “Menu” to confirm or cancel the selection.
ECO Mode
Use this function to dim the projector lamp light output which will lower power
consumption and increase lamp life.
Lamp Hours
Displays Hour the lamp’s elapsed operating time (in hours).
Color Space
Manually selects signal type.

RGB

YCbCr

YPbPr
Auto Shutdown
Uses this function to automatically turn off the lamp if the projector does not detect
an input signal for specified time period (30 minutes).
OSD Timeout
Duration OSD menu stays active (at idle state by second).
Menu Position
Choose the menu position on the display screen.
High Altitude
Turning on High Altitude mode operates the fans at full speed continuously to allow
for proper high altitude cooling of the projector.
Factory Reset
Press “Menu” to enter its menu. Use  /  to choose “ ” and press “Menu” to return
the display parameters on all menus to the factory default settings.
Audio (Computer / Video Mode)
Volume
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Mute
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Press  to decrease the volume.
Press  to increase the volume.
Choose “ON” to turn mute on.
Choose “OFF” to turn mute off.
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Maintenance
The projector needs proper maintenance. You should keep the lens clean as dust,
dirt or spots will project on the screen and diminish image quality. If any other parts
need replacing, contact your dealer or qualified service personnel. When cleaning
any part of the projector, always switch off and unplug the projector first.
Warning:
Never open any of the covers on the projector. Dangerous electrical voltages inside
the projector can cause severe injury. Do not attempt to service this product yourself.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Cleaning the Lens
Gently wipe the lens with lens cleaning paper. Do not touch the lens with your
hands.
Cleaning the Projector Housing
Gently wipe with a soft cloth. If dirt and stains are not easily removed, use a soft cloth
damped with water, or water and neutral detergent, and wipe dry with a soft, dry
cloth.
Turn off the projector and remove the AC power cord from the power outlet
before beginning maintenance work.
Make sure the lens is cool before cleaning.
Do not use detergents or chemicals other than those noted above. Do not
use benzene or thinners.
Do not use chemical sprays.
Use a soft cloth or lens paper only.
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Replacing the Lamp
Projector lamps have a finite life. Replace the lamp when:
 The image becomes darker and hues become weaker after a lamp has been for
a long period of time.
 The projector lamp LED indicator turns into amber. Refer to section titled “LED
Indicator Messages” for further details.
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The lamp becomes high temperature after turning off the projector with the power
button. If you touch the lamp, you may scald your finger. When you replace the
lamp, wait for at least 45 minutes for the lamp to cool down.
Do not touch the lamp glass at any time. The lamp may explode due to
improper handling, including the touching of the lamp glass.
Lamp lifetime may differ from lamp to lamp and according to the environment
of use. There is no guarantee of the same lifetime for each lamp. Some lamps
may fail or terminate their lifetime in a shorter period of time than other similar
lamps.
A lamp may explode as a result of vibration, shock or degradation as a result
of hours of use as its lifetime draws to an end. Risk of explosion may differ
according to the environment or conditions in which the projector and lamp
are being used.
Wear protective gloves and eyeglasses when fixing or detaching the lamp.
Faster on-off-cycles will damage the lamp and reduce lamp life. Wait at least
for 5 minutes to turn off the projector after powering on.
Do not operate the lamp in proximity to paper, cloth, or other combustible
material nor cover it with such materials. Otherwise it could cause a fire.
Do not operate the lamp in an atmosphere containing an inflammable
substance, such as thinner. Otherwise it could cause a fire or explosion.
Thoroughly ventilate the area or the room when operating the lamp in an
oxygen atmosphere (in the air). If ozone is inhaled, it could cause headaches,
nausea, dizziness, etc.
The inorganic mercury is involved in the lamp. If the lamp bursts, the mercury
inside the lamp will go out of the projector. Leave the area immediately if
the lamp shatters while being operated and ventilate the area for at least 30
minutes in order to avoid the inhalation of mercury fumes. Otherwise it could
be harmful to user’s health.
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1. Turn off the projector and unplug the AC
power cord.
2. Place a protective sheet (cloth) beneath the
projector. Turn the projector over so you can
access the lamp cover.
3. Loosen the access panel screws and open the
panel.
4. Loosen the screws on the bottom of the lamp
assembly.
5. Grasp the lamp handle and pull the lamp
assembly directly out of the projector.
6. Replace with the new lamp.
7. Tighten the screws on the bottom of lamp
assembly.
8. Tighten the screws on the lamp cover.
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Dispose of the used lamp according to local regulations.
Ensure that screws are tightened properly. Screws not tightened fully may
result in injury or accidents.
Since the lamp is made of glass, do not drop the unit and do not scratch the
glass.
Do not reuse the old lamp. This could cause the lamp to explode.
Be sure to turn off the projector and unplug the AC power cord before replacing
the lamp.
Do not use the projector with the lamp cover removed.
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Specifications
Display Type
Resolution (Pixels)
Lens
Aspect Ratio
Screen Size
Lamp
Projection Type
Video Compatibility
Input Source
Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Frequency
Vertical Frequency
Digital Keystone Correction Integrated Speaker
Remote Control
OSD Language
Storage Temperature
Operation Temperature
Operation Humidity
Power Requirement
Power Consumption
Dimension (W x D x H)
Weight
Single 0.55” DLP panel
800 x 600
Manual Zoom (1.1X)
Auto, 16:9, 4:3
25” - 285” (Diagonal)
200W
Front, Rear, Ceiling
NTSC4.43
PAL-60, PAL-M,N,(B,D,G,H,I )
SECAM
D-Sub 15 pin, S-Video, Composite Video, Stereo Phone Jack, RS232, USB
31 - 79 KHz
56 - 85 Hz
Vertical + / - 15°
1 x 1W
Multifunctional
Multilanguage
-20 - + 60°C
0 - + 40°C
30% - 85% maximum
AC 100 – 240V, 50 / 60 Hz
250W (Typical)
255.5 x 223 x 101.5
2.7 kgs (5.9 lbs)
Note: Design and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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Appendix
LED Indicator Messages
Projector
Status
Standby
Lamp
LED Type
Meaning
Power LED
Lamp LED
Color Status Color Status
Green Flashing
The projector is powered and ready.
Amber Solid
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-
ignition
The projector system has some
problems with its fan, so the
failure
projector cannot start up.
Power on Amber Solid
Green
Solid
The projector is in good condition
and is projecting at maximum
brightness.
Lamp life
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-
warning
Amber
Solid
The lamp has reached its end of life
and must be changed soon. The
lamp will continue to operate until it
fails. Change the lamp. If the lamp
is off, then the ballast will become
malfunction.
Power off
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Green Flashing The projector is shutting down. The
fan motor is cooling the lamp for
shutdown. Do not unplug the power
cord or turn the power switch off
before the lamp LED turns off. The
fan motor will turn off when the lamp
Over
temperature
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has cooled.
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Amber Flashing Temperature is too high. The lamp
will turn off.
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Compatibility Modes
Computer:
Mode
480P
VGA
VGA
VGA
VGA
VGA
SVGA
SVGA
SVGA
SVGA XGA
XGA
XGA
XGA Mac16”
SXGA
SXGA
720P
XGA
XGA
SXGA
SXGA
Mac 480-66A
Resolution
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
720 x 400
720 x 400
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
832 x 624
1280 x 1024
1280 x 1024
1280 x 720
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1152 x 870
1152 x 864
640 x 480
fH (kHz)
31.46
37.86
37.5
43.2
31.5
37.9
35.1
37.8
48.0
46.8
48.3
56.4
60.0
68.8
49.7
63.98
79.9
45.0
48.3
60.2
68.6
67.5
35.0
fV (Hz)
59.9
72.8
75.0
85.0
70.0
85.0
56.2
60.3
72.1
75.0
60.0
70.0
75.0
84.9
74.5
60.0
75.0
60.0
60.0
75.0
75.0
75.0
66.7
Timing
60Hz
60Hz
75Hz
85Hz
60Hz
85Hz
56Hz
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
60Hz
70Hz
75Hz
85Hz
60Hz
60Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
75Hz
75Hz
66Hz
Video:
Signals
480p
720p
1080i
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Horizontal Frequency (kHz)
31.5 kHz
45.0 kHz
33.7 kHz
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Vertical Frequency (Hz)
60 Hz
60 Hz
30 Hz
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Troubleshooting
Refer to the symptoms and measures listed below before sending the projector for
repairs. If the problem persists, contact your local reseller or service center.
Please refer to “LED Indicator Messages” as well.
Symptom
No power.
Cause
The AC power cord is not
plugged in.
The AC power cord is not
connected to the projector.
The lamp cover is loose.
Power goes out
during use.
The temperature is too high.
No image appears
on screen.
Partial, scrolling
or incorrectly
displayed image.
Image is unstable
or flickering.
The ventilation holes are
blocked.
The projector is not turned on.
The connections setup is not
correctly.
The connected devices are
not functioning properly.
Lens cap is not removed.
“Blank” function is activated.
The input signal is not
supported by the projector.
The signal timing of the
display does not synchronize
with the graphic card.
Image has vertical The display data frequency
flickering bar.
does not match the frequency
of your computer’s graphic
card.
Image is out of
focus.
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The lens focus is not adjusted
optimally.
The projection distance is
not within the projector’s
supported range.
Solution
Plug in the AC power card.
Connect the AC power cord
to the projector correctly.
Tighten the screws on the
lamp cover.
Unplug the AC power cord
and wait for a short while,
then turn the power back on.
Place the projector so that
the ventilation holes are not
blocked.
Turn the projector on.
Check that all connections
are setup correctly.
Check that all connected
devices are functioning
properly.
Remove the lens cap and
turn the projector on.
Cancel “Blank” function.
Press remote control’s “Auto”
button.
Use “Phase” to correct it.
Refer to Picture section.
Change the monitor color
setting from your computer.
Use “Tracking” to make an
adjustment. Refer to Picture
section.
Check and reconfigure the
display mode of your graphic
card to make it compatible
with the product.
Adjust the focus with the
focus ring.
Place the projector within the
supported range.
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Symptom
Remote control
doesn’t work.
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Cause
Solution
The battery could be weak. Replace with a new battery.
The remote control is not
Use the remote control within
being used within the effective the effective range.
range.
There are some obstructions Check that there are not
between the remote control
obstructions between the
and projector.
remote control and projector.
There are some fluorescent or Check that there are not
other bright lights shining at any fluorescent or other
the projector’s infrared remote bright lights shining at the
projector’s infrared remote
sensor.
sensor.
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Customer Support
For technical support or product service, see the table below or contact your
reseller.
Note : You will need the product serial number.
Country/
Region
Web Site
T=Telephone
F=Fax
T= 800 688 6688
E-mail
United States
www.viewsonic.com/support/
Canada
www.viewsonic.com/support
T= 866 463 4775
service.ca@viewsonic.com
www.viewsoniceurope.com/uk
T= 0207 949 0307
service.eu@viewsoniceurope.com
United
Kingdom
F= 909 468 1202
service.us@viewsonic.com
Europe, Middle
East, Baltic
countries, and
www.viewsoniceurope.com
Contact your
reseller
service.eu@viewsoniceurope.com
North Africa
Australia and
www.viewsonic.com.au/
AUS= 1800 880 818
New Zealand
support/
NZ= 0800 008 822
Singapore/
Malaysia/
Thailand
www.viewsonic.com.sg/
support/
South
Africa/Other
www.viewsonic.com
countries
Hong Kong
Macau
Korea
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www.hk.viewsonic.com/
support/
www.hk.viewsonic.com/
support/
www.viewsonic.com
T= 65 64616044
T= 886 2 2246-3456
F= 886 2 2249-1751
service@au.viewsonic.com
service@sg.viewsonic.com
service@sd.viewsonic.com
T= 852 3102 2900
service@hk.viewsonic.com
T= 853 700 303
service@hk.viewsonic.com
T= 080 265 9080
service@kr.viewsonic.com
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Limited Warranty
VIEWSONIC® PROJECTOR
What the warranty covers:
ViewSonic warrants its products to be free from defects in material and workmanship,
under normal use, during the warranty period. If a product proves to be defective in
material or workmanship during the warranty period, ViewSonic will, at its sole option,
repair or replace the product with a like product. Replacement product or parts may
include remanufactured or refurbished parts or components.
How long the warranty is effective:
North and South America: 3 years for all parts excluding the lamp, 3 years for labor, 1
year for the original lamp from the date of the first consumer purchase.
Europe: 3 years for all parts excluding the lamp, 3 years for labor, 1 year for the original
lamp from the date of the first consumer purchase.
Other regions or countries: Please check with your local dealer or local ViewSonic office
for the warranty information.
Lamp warranty subject to terms and conditions, verification and approval. Applies to
manufacturer’s installed lamp only.
All accessory lamps purchased separately are warranted for 90 days.
Who the warranty protects:
This warranty is valid only for the first consumer purchaser.
What the warranty does not cover:
1. Any product on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
2. Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from:
a. A ccident, misuse, neglect, fire, water, lightning, or other acts of nature,
unauthorized product modification, or failure to follow instructions supplied with
the product.
b. Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by ViewSonic.
c. Any damage of the product due to shipment.
d. Removal or installation of the product.
e. Causes external to the product, such as electric power fluctuations or failure.
f. Use of supplies or parts not meeting ViewSonic’s specifications.
g. Normal wear and tear.
h. Any other cause which does not relate to a product defect.
3. Any product exhibiting a condition commonly known as “image built-in” which results
when a static image is displayed on the product for an extended period of time.
4. Removal, installation, and set-up service charges.
How to get service:
1. For information about receiving service under warranty, contact ViewSonic Customer
Support (Please refer to Customer Support page). You will need to provide your
product’s serial number.
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2. T
o obtain warranted service, you will be required to provide (a) the original dated
sales slip, (b) your name, (c) your address, (d) a description of the problem, and (e)
the serial number of the product.
3. Take or ship the product freight prepaid in the original container to an authorized
ViewSonic service center or ViewSonic.
4. For additional information or the name of the nearest ViewSonic service center,
contact ViewSonic.
Limitation of implied warranties:
There are no warranties, express or implied, which extend beyond the description
contained herein including the implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose.
Exclusion of damages:
ViewSonic’s liability is limited to the cost of repair or replacement of the product.
ViewSonic shall not be liable for:
1. Damage to other property caused by any defects in the product, damaged based
upon inconvenience, loss of use of the product, loss of time, loss of profits, loss of
business opportunity, loss of goodwill, interference with business relationships, or
other commercil loss, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
2. Any other damages, whether incidental, consequential or otherwise.
3. Any claim against the customer by other party.
Effect of state law:
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state. Some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties
and/or do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
Sales outside the U.S.A. and Canada:
For warranty information and service on ViewSonic products sold outside of the U.S.A.
and Canada, contact ViewSonic or your local ViewSonic dealer.
The warranty period for this product in mainland China (Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan
Excluded) is subject to the terms and conditions of the Maintenance Guarantee Card.
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