Dell™ S500/S500wi Projector
User’s Guide
Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
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make better use of your computer.
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or loss of data if instructions are not followed.
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Model S500/S500wi
December 2010
Rev. A00
Contents
1
Your Dell Projector .
About Your Projector
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About Your Interactive Pen (for S500wi only) .
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Connecting Your Projector .
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Install the Cable Cover
Connecting to a Computer
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Installing the Optional Wireless Dongle
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Connecting a Computer Using a VGA Cable
Monitor Loop-Through Connection Using
VGA Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a Computer Using a RS232 cable
Connecting a Computer by USB Cable
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Connecting a Computer Using Wireless
Connecting a DVD Player
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Connecting a DVD Player Using a Composite
Video Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting a DVD Player Using a Component
Video Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting a DVD Player Using an S-Video Cable
Connecting a DVD Player Using a HDMI Cable
Connecting to Local Area Network
To project an image and control the projector that is
connected to a network through a RJ45 cable. . . 24
Contents
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Professional Installation Options: Installation for
Driving Automatic Screen . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connection With Commercial RS232 Control Box
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Using Your Projector
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Turning Your Projector On
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Connecting With Your Interactive Pen
(for S500wi only) . . . . . . . . . . .
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Turning Your Projector Off .
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Adjusting the Projected Image
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Raising the Projector Height
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Lowering the Projector Height
Adjusting the Projector Focus .
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Adjusting Projection Image Size
Using the Remote Control
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OSD warning messages - low battery
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OSD warning messages - out of range .
Combinations of buttons
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Using the Interactive Pen (for S500wi only)
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Cleaning the Projector's Mirror Process
Using the Control Panel
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Using the Wrist Strap (for S500wi only) .
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Installing the Remote Control Batteries
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Charging the Interactive Pen Battery (for S500wi only)
44
Contents
Docking Charger Introduction
(Optional, for S500wi only) . .
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Charging the Interactive Pen Battery
by Docking Charger . . . . . . . . .
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Operating Range with Remote Control
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Operating Range with Interactive Pen
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INPUT SOURCE
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AUTO ADJUST
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Using the On-Screen Display
BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST
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VIDEO MODE
VOLUME .
AUDIO INPUT
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ADVANCED SETTINGS
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LANGUAGE
HELP .
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Wireless Networking Installation
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Enable Wireless on the Projector .
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Install the Wireless Application Software
on Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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S500 or S500wi Wireless Application Software
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Presentation to Go (PtG) Installation
PtG Viewer
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Photo Viewer
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PtG/Photo Function Introduction
PtG Overview
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Photo Overview
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Buttons Introduction
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Contents
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Set up PtG Converter - Lite
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PtG Converter - Lite Application Software
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Managing the Projector From Web Management
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Troubleshooting your Interactive Pen .
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Contacting Dell
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Contacting eInstruction
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Appendix: Glossary
Contents
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Changing the Lamp
Specifications
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Interactive Pen LED Guiding Signals
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Troubleshooting Your Projector
Guiding Signals
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Accessing Web Management
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Configuring the Network Setting
Make Application Token
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1
Your Dell Projector
Your projector comes with all the items shown below. Ensure that you have all the
items, and contact Dell™ if anything is missing.
S500/S500wi Package Contents
Power cable
1.8 m VGA cable (VGA to VGA)
AAA Batteries (2)
Remote control
CD User’s Guide and Documentation
Cable cover
USB cable (USB-A to USB-B)
Your Dell Projector
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Only for S500wi Package Contents
Interactive Pen
Wrist strap
Nib
Interwrite Workspace CD
2 m Mini USB cable (USB-A to Mini
USB-B)
5 m Mini USB cable (USB-A to Mini
USB-B)
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Your Dell Projector
About Your Projector
Top View
Bottom View
1
Control panel
2
Focus tab
3
Lens
4
IR receivers
5
Lamp cover
6
Mounting holes for wall mount: Screw hole M4 x 10 mm depth.
Recommended torque <10 kgf-cm
7
Tilt adjustment wheel
Your Dell Projector
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About Your Interactive Pen (for S500wi only)
Top View
Bottom View
4
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3
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2
1
1
Replaceable nib
2
Lens
3
Control buttons
4
LED indicators
5
Wrist strap holder
6
Power switch
7
Firmware upgrade connector
8
Mini USB charge connector
CAUTION: Safety Instructions
1 Do not use the projector near appliances that generate a lot of heat.
2 Do not use the projector in areas where there is an excessive amount of dust.
The dust may cause the system to fail and the projector will automatically
shutdown.
3 Ensure that the projector is mounted in a well-ventilated area.
4 Do not block the ventilation slots and openings on the projector.
5 Ensure the projector operates between ambient temperatures (5 ºC to 35 ºC).
6 Do not try to touch the ventilation outlet as it can become very hot after the
projector has been turned on or immediately after it is turned off.
7 Do not look into the lens while the projector is on as it may cause injury to your
eyes.
8 Do not place any objects near or in front of the projector or cover its lens while
the projector is on as the heat may cause the object to melt or burn.
10
Your Dell Projector
9 Do not use the wireless projector near cardiac pacemakers.
10 Do not use the wireless projector near medical equipment.
11 Do not use the wireless projector near microwave ovens.
NOTE:
• Do not attempt to wall mount the projector by yourself. It should be
installed by a qualified technician.
• Recommended Projector Wall Mount Kit (P/N: N4MYM). For more
information, see the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.
• For more information, see the Safety Information that shipped with your
projector.
• The S500/S500wi projector can only be used indoors.
Your Dell Projector
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Connecting Your Projector
2
1
+12 V DC out connector
11
USB Type B connector for USB
Display
2
Audio-A input connector
12
USB Type A connector for USB
Viewer
3
RS232 connector
13
RJ45 connector
4
Composite Video connector
14
VGA-A output (monitor loop
through) connector
5
S-Video connector
15
Power cord connector
6
VGA-A input (D-sub) connector
16
Audio-B right-channel input
connector
7
VGA-B input (D-sub) connector
17
Audio-B left-channel input
connector
8
HDMI connector
18
Microphone connector
9
Mini USB (Mini Type B)
connector for remote mouse,
Interactive function and firmware
upgrade
19
Audio output connector
10
WiFi USB (Type A) connector
12
Connecting Your Projector
NOTE: The S500 and S500wi connectors are the same.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
Safety Instructions as described on page 10.
Installing the Optional Wireless Dongle
Your projector must be installed with a wireless dongle if you want to use
the wireless networking option. Refer to "Wireless Networking
Installation" on page 73. The wireless dongle is not shipped with your
S500 projector. You can purchase it on the Dell website at www.dell.com.
NOTE: Wireless dongle embedded for S500wi.
1
Unscrew and take off the wireless cover.
2
Plug in the wireless dongle.
3
Assemble the wireless cover.
Connecting Your Projector
13
Install the Cable Cover
Your projector comes with a cable cover. You can find cable cover in your
projector's box.
Follow the following steps to assemble the cable cover and your projector.
1
Locate the cable cover in the projector's box.
2
Assemble the cable cover to your projector at the Right.
14
Connecting Your Projector
Connecting to a Computer
Connecting a Computer Using a VGA Cable
1
Power cord
2
VGA to VGA cable
3
USB-A to Mini USB-B cable
NOTE: The Mini USB cable must be connected if you want to use the Page Up
and Page Down features on the remote control.
Connecting Your Projector
15
Monitor Loop-Through Connection Using VGA Cables
1
Power cord
2
VGA to VGA cable
NOTE: Only one VGA cable is shipped with your projector. An additional VGA
cable can be purchased on the Dell website at www.dell.com.
16
Connecting Your Projector
Connecting a Computer Using a RS232 cable
1
Power cord
2
RS232 cable
NOTE: The RS232 cable is not shipped with your projector. Consult a
professional installer for the cable and RS232 remote control software.
Connecting Your Projector
17
Connecting a Computer by USB Cable
1
Power cord
2
USB-A to USB-B cable
NOTE: Plug and Play. Only one USB cable is shipped with your projector. An
additional USB cable can be purchased on the Dell website at www.dell.com.
18
Connecting Your Projector
Connecting a Computer Using Wireless
NOTE: Your computer should be equipped with a wireless connector and
properly configured to detect another wireless connection. Refer to your
computer’s documentation on how to configure a wireless connection.
NOTE: Your projector must be installed wireless dongle if you want to use the
wireless networking. Refer to "Wireless Networking Installation" on page 73.
Connecting Your Projector
19
Connecting a DVD Player
Connecting a DVD Player Using an S-Video Cable
1
Power cord
2
S-Video cable
NOTE: The S-Video cable is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase
the S-Video extension (50 ft/100 ft) cable on the Dell website at www.dell.com.
20
Connecting Your Projector
Connecting a DVD Player Using a Composite Video Cable
1
Power cord
2
Composite Video cable
NOTE: The Composite Video cable is not shipped with your projector. You can
purchase the Composite Video Extension (50 ft/100 ft) cable on the Dell website
at www.dell.com.
Connecting Your Projector
21
Connecting a DVD Player Using a Component Video Cable
1
Power cord
2
VGA to Component Video cable
NOTE: The VGA to Component Video cable is not shipped with your projector.
You can purchase the VGA to Component Video Extension (50 ft/100 ft) cable on
the Dell website at www.dell.com.
22
Connecting Your Projector
Connecting a DVD Player Using a HDMI Cable
1
Power cord
2
HDMI cable
NOTE: The HDMI cable is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase
the HDMI cable on the Dell website at www.dell.com.
Connecting Your Projector
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Connecting to Local Area Network
To project an image and control the projector that is connected to a
network through a RJ45 cable.
Local Area Network (LAN)
1
Power cord
2
RJ45 cable
NOTE: The RJ45 cable is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase the
RJ45 cable on the Dell website at www.dell.com.
24
Connecting Your Projector
Professional Installation Options: Installation for Driving Automatic
Screen
1
Power cord
2
12 V DC Plug
3
Automatic Screen
NOTE: Use a 12 V DC plug in, 1.7 mm (ID) x 4.00 mm (OD) x 9.5 mm (shaft), to
connect the automatic screen to the projector.
12 V DC Plug
Connecting Your Projector
25
Connection With Commercial RS232 Control Box
1
Power cord
2
RS232 cable
3
Commercial RS232 control box
NOTE: The RS232 cable is not shipped with your projector. Consult a
professional technician to obtain the cable.
26
Connecting Your Projector
Connecting With Your Interactive Pen (for S500wi only)
1
Power cord
2
VGA to VGA cable
3
USB-A to Mini USB-B cable
4
12 V DC Plug
5
Motorized Projection Screen
6
Interactive Pen
Connecting Your Projector
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NOTE:
1 Interactivity is supported only in the following input modes: VGA and
HDMI from a PC, and Wireless Display, USB Display, and LAN
Display.
2 To enable Interactive Pen, the 2nd connection between computer
and projector is required. There are three options available for your
computer and projector connections:
a use a Mini USB cable
b use a LAN cable (need to install the Dell Wireless Application
Software)
c use WLAN (need to install the Dell Wireless Application
Software)
If you use a LAN or WLAN connection, ensure that Wireless/LAN is
turned on first.
3 Automation Screen is optional.
4 If the distance between your computer/laptop and projector is over 5
meters, a USB hub is recommended for your installation.
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Connecting Your Projector
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Using Your Projector
Turning Your Projector On
NOTE: Turn on the projector before you turn on the source (computer, DVD
player, etc.). The Power button light blinks blue until pressed.
1 Connect the power cord and appropriate signal cables to the projector. For
information about connecting the projector, see "Connecting Your Projector" on
page 12.
2 Press the Power button (see "Using the Control Panel" on page 34 to locate the
Power button).
3 Turn on your source (computer, DVD player, etc.)
4 Connect your source to the projector using the appropriate cable. See
"Connecting Your Projector" on page 12 for instructions to connect your source
to the projector.
5 By default, the input source of the projector is set to VGA-A. Change the input
source of the projector if necessary.
6 If you have multiple sources connected to the projector, press the Source
button on the remote control or control panel to select the desired source. See
"Using the Control Panel" on page 34 and "Using the Remote Control" on
page 36 to locate the Source button.
Turning Your Projector Off
CAUTION: Unplug the projector after properly shutting down as explained in
the following procedure.
1 Press the Power button. Follow the instruction displayed on screen to properly
turn off the projector.
NOTE: The "Press Power Button to Turn off Projector" message will
appear on the screen. The message disappears after 5 seconds or you can
press the Menu button to clear it.
2 Press the Power button again. The cooling fans continue to operate for 120
seconds.
Using Your Projector
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3 To power off the projector quickly, press the Power button and hold for 1 second
while the projector’s cooling fans are still running.
NOTE: Before you turn on the projector again, wait for 60 seconds to allow the
internal temperature to stabilize.
4 Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and the projector.
Adjusting the Projected Image
Raising the Projector Height
1 Raise the projector to the desired display angle, and use the two tilt adjustment
wheels to fine-tune the display angle.
Lowering the Projector Height
1 Lower the projector, and use the two tilt adjustment wheels to fine-tune the
display angle.
1
Tilt adjustment wheel
(Angle of tilt: -3 to 0.6 degree)
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Using Your Projector
Adjusting the Projector Focus
1 Rotate the focus tab until the image is clear. The projector focuses at distances
ranging between 1.60 ft to 2.15 ft ± 0.02 ft (0.489 m to 0.655 m ± 0.6 mm).
1
Focus tab
Cleaning the Projector's Mirror Process
1
Turn off the projector power and disconnect the power cord.
2
Let the projector cool for at least 30 minutes.
3
Use air blower bulb to blow off dust on the mirror or gently wipe the
mirror by using a microfiber cleaning cloth. Do not scrub the surface of
the mirror. It may scratch the mirror.
CAUTION: Do not spray cleaners or solvents directly on the projector.
WARNING: Cleaning a wall-mounted projector can result in a fall or
injury. You can remove the projector from the wall-mounting bracket to
clean the projector's mirror.
Using Your Projector
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Adjusting Projection Image Size
Projector to screen distance
S500/S500wi
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Using Your Projector
S500/S500wi
Screen
(Diagonal)
Max.
77"
81"
86"
91"
95"
100"
(195.58 cm) (205.74 cm) (218.44 cm) (231.14 cm) (241.30 cm) (254.00 cm)
Min.
77"
81"
86"
91"
95"
100"
(195.58 cm) (205.74 cm) (218.44 cm) (231.14 cm) (241.30 cm) (254.00 cm)
Max.
64.17" X
(WxH) 40.16"
Screen
Size
Hd
Distance
68.50" X
42.91"
72.44" X
45.28"
76.77" X
48.03"
81.10" X
50.79"
85.83" X
53.54"
(174 cm X
109 cm)
(184 cm X
115 cm)
(195 cm X
122 cm)
(206 cm X
129 cm)
(218 cm X
136 cm)
68.50" X
42.91"
72.44" X
45.28"
76.77" X
48.03"
81.10" X
50.79"
85.83" X
53.54"
(163 cm X
102 cm)
(174 cm X
109 cm)
(184 cm X
115 cm)
(195 cm X
122 cm)
(206 cm X
129 cm)
(218 cm X
136 cm)
Max.
50.00"
(127 cm)
53.54"
(136 cm)
56.69"
(144 cm)
59.84"
(152 cm)
63.39"
(161 cm)
67.32"
(171 cm)
Min.
50.00"
(127 cm)
53.54"
(136 cm)
56.69"
(144 cm)
59.84"
(152 cm)
63.39"
(161 cm)
67.32"
(171 cm)
1.60'
(0.489 m)
1.71'
(0.521 m)
1.81'
(0.553 m)
1.92'
(0.585 m)
2.02'
(0.617 m)
2.15'
(0.655 m)
(163 cm X
102 cm)
Min.
64.17" X
(WxH) 40.16"
* This graph is for user reference only.
Using Your Projector
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Using the Control Panel
1
2
3
4
10
5
9
8
7
6
1
IR Receiver
Point the remote control towards the IR receiver
and press a button.
2
Left
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
/ Auto Adjust
Press to synchronize the projector to the input
source.
NOTE: Auto Adjust does not operate if the
on-screen display (OSD) is displayed.
3
Up
/ Keystone
adjustment
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-35 degrees).
4
Right
/ Source
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
Press to toggle through Analog RGB, Composite,
Component (YPbPr via VGA), HDMI, and
S-Video sources when multiple sources are
connected to the projector.
5
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Menu
Using Your Projector
Press to activate the OSD. Use the directional
keys and the Menu button to navigate through
the OSD.
6
Power
Turns the projector on or off. For more
information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on
page 29 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on
page 29.
7
Down
/ Keystone
adjustment
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-35 degrees).
8
LAMP warning light
If the LAMP amber indicator is on or blinking,
one of the following problems could be occurring:
• Lamp is reaching its end of usable life
• Lamp module is not properly installed
• Lamp driver failure
• Color wheel failure
For more information, see "Troubleshooting Your
Projector" on page 108 and "Guiding Signals" on
page 114.
9
TEMP warning light
If the TEMP amber indicator is on or blinking,
one of the following problems could be occurring:
• Internal temperature of the projector is too
high
• Color wheel failure
For more information, see "Troubleshooting Your
Projector" on page 108 and "Guiding Signals" on
page 114.
10
Enter
Press to confirm the selection item.
Using Your Projector
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Using the Remote Control
1
15
2
16
3
4
17
5
18
19
6
21
20
8
7
22
9
10
23
24
11
12
25
13
14
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1
Power
Turns the projector on or off. For more
information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on
page 29 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on
page 29.
2
Enter
Press to confirm the selection.
3
Right
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
4
Down
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
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Using Your Projector
5
Laser
Point the remote control at the screen, press and
hold the laser button to activate the laser light.
WARNING: Do not look at the laser point
when it is active. Avoid directing the laser
light on your eyes.
6
Aspect Ratio
Press to change the aspect ratio of a displayed
image.
7
Keystone adjustment
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-35 degrees).
8
Page up
Press to move to the previous page.
NOTE: The Mini USB cable must be
connected if you want to use the Page Up
feature.
9
Page down
Press to move to the next page.
NOTE: The Mini USB cable must be
connected if you want to use the Page Down
feature.
10 Keystone adjustment
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-35 degrees).
11 S-Video
Press to choose S-Video source.
12 Video
Press to choose Composite Video source.
13 Video mode
The projector has preset configurations that are
optimized for displaying data (presentation
slides) or video (movies, games, etc.).
Press the Video Mode button to toggle between
Presentation mode, Bright mode, Movie mode,
sRGB, or Custom mode.
Pressing the Video Mode button once will show
the current display mode. Pressing the Video
Mode button again will switch between modes.
14 Blank screen
Press to hide/unhide the image.
15 Up
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
Using Your Projector
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16 Left
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
17 Menu
Press to activate the OSD.
18 Mute
Press to mute or un-mute the projector speaker.
19 Zoom +
Press to increase the image.
20 Zoom -
Press to decrease the image.
21 Volume up
Press to increase the volume.
22 Volume down
Press to decrease the volume.
23 Freeze
Press to pause the screen image, then press
"Freeze" again to unfreeze the image.
24 VGA
Press to choose VGA source.
25 Source
Press to switch between Analog RGB, Composite,
Component (YPbPr, via VGA), HDMI, and
S-Video source.
26 Auto Adjust
Press to synchronize the projector with the input
source. Auto adjust does not operate if the OSD
is displayed.
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Using the Interactive Pen (for S500wi only)
Top View
Bottom View
1
2
6
3
7
5
8
4
1
Replaceable nib
Press the nib to draw or write. When the nib is
engaged, it works like left clicking your mouse to
draw or write.
NOTE:
• If the nib is engaged, the Pen will switch
to Draw mode and the button function
will be temporarily disabled.
• When the nib wears out, change the nib
head as shown below.
Unlock
Lock
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2
Left
This button acts like the left click button of a
mouse.
3
Function
Functions available are listed in the OSD Menu
"Set function" (see page 70).
NOTE: Double-clicking the Function button
will act as Undo, if supported by the
software.
4
Mini USB charge
connector
Allow you use Mini USB cable to charge. See
"Charging the Interactive Pen Battery" on
page 44.
5
LED indicators
Two LED indicators are available: Green and
Amber (see on "Interactive Pen LED Guiding
Signals" on page 115).
6
Right
This button acts like the right-click button of a
mouse.
7
Power switch
Turns the Interactive Pen on or off.
8
Firmware upgrade
connector
For Interactive Pen and RF board firmware
upgrade.
OSD warning messages - low battery
• The Low Battery warning message pops up when the battery voltage is
lower than 2 V. At this condition, the pen can still work about 1~2 hours.
• The pen will be disabled when the battery voltage is lower than 1.8 V.
OSD warning messages - out of range
The situations below may cause the pen sensor out of range:
• The pen doesn't point toward the screen.
• The pen is too far away from the screen.
• The projector’s brightness is too low for detection.
Combinations of buttons
• Right + Function (for Master Pen only): The Slave Pen set function
menu appears on the screen.
• Left + Function: The Pen Information menu appears on the screen.
• Hold Function: Hold the Function button for 2 seconds and the
Function mean will appear on the screen. Use Left/Right to move
up/down and use Function to enter/apply.
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• When Toggle is selected in the Set Function menu, press the Function
button to select Normal/Draw/Stable mode.
NOTE: Interactive pen cannot support Windows Mouse property function
"Switch primary and secondary buttons".
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Using the Wrist Strap (for S500wi only)
Please use the wrist strap as a safety precaution in case of loss of grip on the
Interactive Pen, and prevent damage to the Interactive Pen, surrounding objects,
or injury to other people.
1 Feed the cord on the wrist strap through the connector holder.
2 Wear the wrist strap on your wrist.
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Installing the Remote Control Batteries
NOTE: Remove the batteries from the remote control when not in use.
1 Press the tab to lift the battery compartment cover.
1
2 Check the polarity (+/-) marking on the batteries.
2
3 Insert the batteries and align their polarity correctly
according to the marking in the battery compartment.
3
NOTE: Avoid mixing different types of batteries or using
new and old batteries together.
4 Slip the battery cover back.
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Charging the Interactive Pen Battery (for
S500wi only)
When the Interactive Pen amber battery light starts to blink, its internal battery is
low (If the battery is fully discharged, you will not be able to turn the Interactive
Pen on by pressing its nib, left, right or set function buttons).
To charge the battery, connect a mini USB cable between the Interactive Pen and
your computer or laptop (If connecting to computer or laptop, make sure the
computer or laptop is powered on). The battery light will stay on while the battery
is charging and turn off when the battery is fully charged.
When charging is finished, you can unplug the mini USB cable (or keep the cable
connected and use the Interactive Pen while it's charging).
NOTE: For first time use, it takes at least 4-5 hours to fully charge the battery. A
fully charged battery will allow 25 hours of non-stop use or up to 4 weeks in
standby.
CAUTION: The lithium battery is only rechargeable and is not user replaceable
or serviceable. If your Interactive Pen cannot charge, contact Dell (See
"Contacting Dell" on page 125).
CAUTION: Always use the included mini USB cable and your computer (or use
the Docking Charger) to charge the Interactive Pen. The Docking Charger is not
shipped with your projector. You can purchase it on the Dell website at
www.dell.com.
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Docking Charger Introduction (Optional, for
S500wi only)
Front View
Back View
1
Power LED light
2
Mini USB connector
3
Power switch
4
Power cord connector
NOTE: The Docking Charger is not shipped with your projector. You can
purchase the Docking Charger on the Dell website at www.dell.com.
LED Indicator on Docking Charger
Green LED Solid
On
When the docking charger is switched on, the Green LED
will turn solid ON.
Green LED Off
The Green LED will turn Off when the docking charger is
switched off.
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LED Indicator on Interactive Pen
Amber LED Solid
On
The Amber LED will turn solid ON during the charge
process.
Amber LED Off
Once battery is fully charged, the LED will turn OFF
indicating "Charge Complete".
Amber LED
Flashing
If the Amber LED starts FLASHING (0.4sec ON, 0.6sec
OFF, 1sec per flashing cycle), it indicates no charging takes
place. Charger error or bad battery is identified.
Docking Charger Specification (Power Supply)
Model:
Interactive Projector Pen Charging Station
Power Supply:
Input AC 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 0.2 A
Output DC 5 V/1 A
Maximum temperature:
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Charging the Interactive Pen Battery by
Docking Charger
When the Interactive Pen amber battery light start to blink, its internal battery is
low (If the battery is fully discharged, you won't be able to turn the Interactive Pen
on by pressing its nib, left, right or set function buttons).
To charge the battery, you can follow the following steps to install:
1 Connect the power cable to the wall outlet.
2 Plug the Interactive Pen into the Mini USB port of the docking charger.
3 Turn On the power switch on the docking charger.
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NOTE: During the charging process, Interactive Pen amber battery light will be
lit all the time until the charging completed.
NOTE: For first time use, it takes at least 4-5 hours to fully charge the battery. A
fully charged battery will allow up to 25 hours of non-stop use or up to 4 weeks
in standby.
CAUTION: If your docking charger cannot charge, contact DELL™.
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Operating Range with Remote Control
Operating range
Angle
Distance
±20°
7 m/22.97 feet
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is
D
Distance
Angle
Angle
NOTE: Actual operating range may slightly differ from the diagram. Weak
batteries will also prevent the remote control from properly operating the
projector.
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Operating Range with Interactive Pen
(for S500wi only)
Angle
0°
20°
45°
Distance
Operating range
Angle
Distance
9 m/29.53 feet
7 m/22.97 feet
5 m/16.4 feet
Angle
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NOTE:
• Projector is at 2000 lm brightness, with 100 inches image size, and in
Bright mode.
• Can support multiple pens (up to 10 pens) connecting to one projector
but the pens cannot be used simultaneously.
• Actual operating range may slightly differ from the diagram.
• The projector brightness decay will affect the operating range of the pen.
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Using the On-Screen Display
• The projector has a multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu that can
be displayed with or without an input source.
• Press the Menu button on the control panel or the remote control to enter the
Main Menu.
• To navigate through the tabs in the Main Menu, press the
or
buttons on
your projector's control panel or remote control.
• To select a submenu, press the
or
button on your projector’s control
panel or remote control.
• To select an option, press the
or
buttons on your projector’s control
panel or remote control. When an item is selected, the color changes to dark
blue.
• Use the
or
buttons on the control panel or remote control to adjust the
settings.
• To go back to the Main Menu, press the
button on the control panel or the
remote control.
• To exit the OSD, press the Menu button directly on the control panel or the
remote control.
NOTE: OSD structure and set are the same for the S500 and S500wi models.
INPUT SOURCE
The Input Source menu allows you to select your projector's input source.
VGA-A—Press
to detect a VGA-A signal.
VGA-B—Press
to detect a VGA-B signal.
HDMI—Press
COMPOSITE—Press
S-VIDEO—Press
to detect a HDMI signal.
to detect a Composite Video signal.
to detect a S-Video signal.
MULTUPLE DISPLAY—Press
to activate the Input Source Multiple Display menu.
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NOTE: The Multiple Display can be used after the "Wireless/LAN" option is
turned on.
INPUT SOURCE MULTIPLE DISPLAY
The Input Source Multiple Display menu allows you to activate the Wireless
Display, USB Display, and USB Viewer.
to access the projector's Wireless Guide screen. See
WIRELESS DISPLAY—Press
"Wireless Guide screen" on page 75.
USB DISPLAY—Allows you to, via the USB cable, display the computer/laptop
screen from your projector.
USB VIEWER—Allows you to display photo and PPT files from your USB flash. See
"Presentation to Go (PtG) Installation" on page 82.
AUTO ADJUST
Auto Adjust automatically adjusts the projector's Horizontal, Vertical, Frequency,
and Tracking in PC mode.
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BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST
The Brightness/Contrast menu allows you adjust the brightness/contrast settings
of your projector.
BRIGHTNESS—Use
CONTRAST—Use
and
and
to adjust the brightness of the image.
to adjust the display contrast.
VIDEO MODE
The Video Mode menu allows you to optimize the display image: Presentation,
Bright, Movie, sRGB (provides more accurate color representation), and Custom
(set your preferred settings).
NOTE: If you adjust the settings for Brightness, Contrast, Saturation,
Sharpness, Tint, and Advanced the projector automatically switches to Custom.
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VOLUME
The Volume menu allows you adjust the volume settings of your projector.
VOLUME—Press
to increase the volume and
to decrease the volume.
AUDIO INPUT
The Audio Input menu allows you to select your audio input source. The options
are: Audio-A, Audio-B, HDMI, Wireless/LAN, and Microphone.
ADVANCED SETTINGS
The Advanced Settings menu allows you to change settings for Image, Display,
Projector, Wireless/LAN, Menu, Power, and Information.
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IMAGE SETTINGS (IN PC MODE)—Select and press
to activate image settings.
The image settings menu provides the following options:
COLOR TEMPERATURE—Allows you to adjust the color temperature. The
screen appears cooler at higher color temperatures and warmer at lower
color temperatures. When you adjust the values in the Color Adjust menu,
the Custom mode is activated. The values are saved in the Custom mode.
RGB COLOR ADJUST—Allows you to manually adjust the colors red, green,
and blue.
WHITE INTENSITY—Press
and use
and
to display white intensity.
COLOR SPACE—Allows you to select the color space. The options are: RGB,
YCbCr, and YPbPr.
VGA OUTPUT—Select On or Off the VGA output function at projector
standby status. Default is Off.
IMAGE SETTINGS (IN VIDEO MODE)—Select and press
to activate image settings.
The image settings menu provides the following options:
COLOR TEMPERATURE—Allows you to adjust the color temperature. The
screen appears cooler at higher color temperatures and warmer at lower
color temperatures. When you adjust the values in the Color Adjust menu,
the Custom mode is activated. The values are saved in the Custom mode.
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RGB COLOR ADJUST—Allows you to manually adjust the colors red, green,
and blue.
SATURATION—Allows you to adjust the video source from black and white
to fully saturated color. Press
to increase the amount of color in the
image and
to decrease the amount of color in the image.
SHARPNESS—Press
sharpness.
to increase the sharpness and
to decrease the
TINT—Press
to increase the amount of green in the image and
to
decrease the amount of green in the image (available for NTSC only).
WHITE INTENSITY—Press
and use
and
to display white intensity.
COLOR SPACE—Allows you to select the color space. The options are: RGB,
YCbCr, and YPbPr.
VGA OUTPUT—Select On or Off the VGA output function at projector
standby status. Default is Off.
NOTE: Saturation, Sharpness, and Tint are only available when the input
source is from Composite or S-Video.
IMAGE SETTINGS (NO INPUT SOURCE)—Select and press
to activate image
settings. The image settings menu provides the following options:
VGA OUTPUT—Select On or Off the VGA output function at projector
standby status. Default is Off.
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DISPLAY SETTINGS (IN PC MODE)—Select and press
to activate image settings.
The image settings menu provides the following options:
HORIZONTAL POSITION—Press
the image left.
VERTICAL POSITION—Press
image down.
to move the image right and
to move the image up and
to move
to move the
FREQUENCY—Allows you to change the display data clock frequency to
match the frequency of your computer’s graphics card. If you see a vertical
flickering wave, use the Frequency control to minimize the bars. This is a
coarse adjustment.
TRACKING—Synchronize the phase of the display signal with the graphic
card. If you experience an unstable or flickering image, use Tracking to
correct it. This is a fine adjustment.
ASPECT RATIO—Allows you to select the aspect ratio to adjust how the
image appears. Options are: Origin, 16:9, and 4:3.
•Origin — Select Origin to maintain the aspect ratio of the image
projector according to the input source.
•16:9 — The input source scales to fit the width of the screen to project a
16:9 screen image.
•4:3 — The input source scales to fit the screen and projects a 4:3 image.
ZOOM—Press
and
to zoom and view the image.
Adjust the image scale by pressing
or
and press
to view on your remote control
only.
ZOOM NAVIGATION—Press
Navigation menu.
Use
to activate the Zoom
to navigate the projection screen.
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3D DISPLAY—Select On to start the 3D display function (default is Off).
NOTE:
1. When you want to create a 3D experience, you will need a few other
components including:
a
Computer/Laptop with a 120 Hz signal output quad-buffered
graphics card.
b
"Active" 3D glasses with DLP Link™.
c
3D content. See "Note 4".
d
3D Player. (Example: Stereoscopic Player...)
2. Enable the 3D function when it satisfies any of the below-mentioned
conditions:
a
Computer/Laptop with graphics card, capable of outputting at
120 Hz signal via VGA or HDMI cable.
b
Input a suite of 3D content via Video and S-Video.
3. "3D Display" selection will only be enabled in the "Display Settings of
the Advanced Settings" menu when the projector detects either of
the inputs mentioned above.
4. 3D support and refresh rate are as below:
a
VGA/HDMI 1280 x 720 120 Hz, 1024 x 768 120 Hz and 800 x 600 120 Hz
b
Composite/S-Video 60 Hz
c
Component 480i
5. The recommended VGA signal for laptop is Single-mode output
(Dual mode is not recommended).
3D SYNC INVERT—If you see a discrete or overlapping image while wearing
DLP 3D goggles, you may need to execute 'Invert' to get best match of
left/right image sequence to get the correct image. (For DLP 3D goggles)
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DISPLAY SETTINGS (IN VIDEO MODE)—Select and press
to activate display
settings. The display settings menu provides the following options:
ASPECT RATIO—Allows you to select the aspect ratio to adjust how the
image appears. Options are: Origin, 16:9, and 4:3.
•Origin — Select Origin to maintain the aspect ratio of image projector
according to the input source.
•16:9 — The input source scales to fit the width of the screen to project a
16:9 screen image.
•4:3 — The input source scales to fit the screen and projects a 4:3 image.
ZOOM—Press
and
to zoom and view the image.
Adjust the image scale by pressing
or
and press
to view on your remote control
only.
ZOOM NAVIGATION—Press
Navigation menu.
Use
to activate Zoom
to navigate projection screen.
3D DISPLAY—Select On to start the 3D display function (default is Off).
NOTE:
1. When you want to create a 3D experience, you will need a few other
components including:
a
Computer/Laptop with a 120 Hz signal output quad-buffered
graphics card.
b
"Active" 3D glasses with DLP Link™.
c
3D content. See "Note 4".
d
3D Player. (Example: Stereoscopic Player...)
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2. Enable the 3D function when it satisfies any of the below-mentioned
conditions:
a
Computer/Laptop with graphics card, capable of outputting at
120 Hz signal via VGA or HDMI cable.
b
Input a suite of 3D content via Video and S-Video.
3. "3D Display" selection will only be enabled in the "Display Settings of
the Advanced Settings" menu when the projector detects either of
the inputs mentioned above.
4. 3D support and refresh rate are as below:
a
VGA/HDMI 1280 x 720 120 Hz, 1024 x 768 120 Hz and 800 x 600 120 Hz
b
Composite/S-Video 60 Hz
c
Component 480i
5. The recommended VGA signal for laptop is Single-mode output
(Dual mode is not recommended).
3D SYNC INVERT—If you see a discrete or overlapping image while wearing
DLP 3D goggles, you may need to execute 'Invert' to get best match of
left/right image sequence to get the correct image. (For DLP 3D goggles)
PROJECTOR SETTINGS—Select and press
to activate projector settings. The
projector settings menu provides the following options:
AUTO SOURCE—Select Off (the default) to lock the current input signal. If
you press the Source button when the Auto Source mode is set to Off, you
can manually select the input signal. Select On to auto detect the available
input signals. If you press the Source button when the projector is on, it
automatically finds the next available input signal.
PROJECTOR MODE—Allows you to select the projector mode, depending
upon how the projector is mounted.
•Rear Projection-Desktop — The projector reverses the image so that you
can project from behind a translucent screen.
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•Rear Projection-Wall Mount — The projector reverses and turns the
image upside down. You can project from behind a translucent screen with
a wall-mounted projection.
•Front Projection-Desktop — This is the default option.
•Front Projection-Wall Mount — The projector turns the image upside
down for wall-mounted projection.
SPEAKER—Select On to enable the speaker. Select Off to the disable
speaker.
CLOSED CAPTION—Select On to enable close caption and activate the
closed caption menu. Select appropriate closed caption options: CC1,
CC2, CC3, and CC4.
NOTE: Closed caption option is available for NTSC only.
STARTUP SCREEN—Default is Dell logo as wallpaper. You can also select
Capture Screen option to capture the screen display. The following
message appears on the screen.
NOTE: To capture a full image, ensure that the input signal connected
to the projector is at 1280 x 800 resolution.
TEST PATTERN—Test Pattern is used to test focus and resolution.
You can enable or disable the Test Pattern by selecting Off, 1, or 2. You can
also invoke the Test Pattern 1 by pressing and holding down
and
buttons on the control panel simultaneously for 2 seconds. You can also
invoke the test pattern 2 by pressing and holding down
and
buttons
on the control panel simultaneously for 2 seconds.
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Test Pattern 1:
Test Pattern 2:
FACTORY RESET—Select and press
to reset all settings to its factory
default. The below warning message appears:
Reset items include both computer sources and Video source settings.
WIRELESS/LAN SETTINGS (IN LAN MODE)—Select and press
to activate
Wireless/LAN settings. The Wireless/LAN settings menu provides the following
options:
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WIRELESS/LAN—Select On to activate the Wireless/LAN function. You
can also set the Wireless/LAN module to on/off while the projector is in the
standby status.
WIRELESS SETTINGS—Select and press
to activate the Wireless Settings
menu. See "Wireless/LAN Settings (in Wireless Mode)" on page 64.
DHCP—If a DHCP server exists in the network to which the projector is
connected, the IP address will automatically be acquired when you select
DHCP On. If DHCP is Off, manually set the IP Address, Subnet Mask,
and Gateway. Use
and
to select the number of IP address, Subnet
Mask, and Gateway. Key in enter to confirm each number and then use
and
to set the next item.
IP ADDRESS—Automatically or manually assigns the IP address to the
projector connected to the network.
SUBNET MASK—Configure the Subnet Mask of the network connection.
GATEWAY—Check the Gateway address with your network/system
administrator if you configure it manually.
DNS—Check the DNS Server IP address with your network/system
administrator if you configure it manually.
STORE—Press
settings.
to save the changes made in network configuration
NOTE:
1. Use
and
button to select IP Address, Subnet Mask,
Gateway, DNS, and Store.
2. Press the
button to enter IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway or
DNS to set the value. (The selected option is highlighted in blue)
a
Use
and
button to select the option.
b
Use
and
c
After the setup is complete, press the
button to set the value.
button to exit.
3. After the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS is set up,
select Store and press
button to store the settings.
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4. If you select Store without pressing the Enter button, the system will
keep the original settings.
RESET—Press
to reset network configuration.
WIRELESS/LAN SETTINGS (IN WIRELESS MODE)—Select and press
to activate
wireless settings. The wireless settings menu provides the following options:
WIRELESS—Default option is Connected. Select Disconnected to disable
the wireless connection.
NOTE: It is recommended to use the default settings for Wireless
Connect.
DHCP SERVER—Allows you to enable DHCP server of the wireless.
START IP ADDRESS—Automatically or manually assigns the Start IP
address of the DHCP server to the projector connected to the wireless.
END IP ADDRESS—Automatically or manually assigns the End IP address of
the DHCP server to the projector connected to the wireless.
SUBNET MASK—Configure the Subnet Mask of the wireless connection.
GATEWAY—Check the Gateway address with your network/system
administrator if you configure it manually.
DNS—Check the DNS Server IP address with your network/system
administrator if you configure it manually.
STORE—Press
settings.
to save the changes made in wireless configuration
NOTE:
1. Use
and
button to select IP Address, Subnet Mask,
Gateway, DNS, and Store.
2. Press the
button to enter IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, or
DNS to set the value. (The selected option is highlighted in blue)
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a
Use
and
buttonto select the option.
b
Use
and
button to set the value.
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After the setup is complete, press the
button to exit.
3. After the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS is set up,
select Store and press
button to store the settings.
4. If you select Store without pressing the Enter button, the system will
keep the original settings.
MENU SETTINGS—Select and press
to activate the menu settings. The menu
settings consists of the following options:
MENU POSITION—Allows you to change the position of the OSD menu on
the screen.
MENU TIMEOUT—Allows you to adjust the time for an OSD timeout. By
default, the OSD disappears after 20 seconds of non-activity.
MENU TRANSPARENCY—Select to change the transparency level of the OSD
background.
MENU LOCK—Select On to enable Menu Lock and hide the OSD menu.
Select Off to disable the Menu Lock. If you want to disable the Menu Lock
function and have the OSD disappear, press the Menu button on the
control panel or remote control for 15 seconds, and then disable the
function.
PASSWORD—When Password Protect is enabled, a Password Protect screen
requesting you to enter a password will be displayed when the power plug is
inserted into the electrical output and the power for the projector is first
turned on. By default, this function is disabled. You can enable this feature,
by selecting Enabled. If the password has been set before, key in the
password first and select the function. This password security feature will
be activated the next time you turn on the projector. If you enable this
feature, you will be asked to enter the projector’s password after you turn
on the projector:
1 First time password input request:
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a Go to Menu Settings, press
the password settings.
and then select Password to Enabled
b Enabling the Password function will pop up a change screen. Key in a
4-digit number from the screen and press
.
S500wi
Password screen
S500 Password screen
c To confirm, enter the password again.
d If the password verification is successful, you may resume with accessing
the projector's functions and its utilities.
2 If you have entered an incorrect password, you will be given another two
chances. After three invalid attempts, the projector will automatically turn
off.
NOTE: If you forget your password, contact DELL™ or a qualified
service personnel.
3 To disable the password function, select the Disable option to close the
function.
4 To delete the password, select the Delete option.
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CHANGE PASSWORD—Key in the original password. Then, enter the new
password and confirm the new password again.
S500wi Change Password screen
S500 Change Password screen
POWER SETTINGS—Select and press
to activate power settings. The power
settings menu provides the following options:
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QUICK SHUTDOWN—Select On to turn off the projector with a single press of
the Power button. This function allows the projector to quickly power off
with an accelerated fan speed. Slightly higher acoustic noise is expected
during quick power off.
NOTE: Before you turn on the projector again, wait for 60 seconds to
allow the internal temperature to stabilize. The projector will take a
longer time to turn on if you try to power on immediately. Its cooling fan
will run at full speed for about 30 seconds to stabilize the internal
temperature.
POWER SAVING—Select Off to disable Power Saving mode. By default, the
projector is set to enter power saving mode after 120 minutes of no activity.
A warning message appears on screen showing a 60 seconds countdown
before switching to power saving mode. Press any button during the
countdown period to stop the power-saving mode.
You can also set a different delay period to enter power saving mode. The
delay period is the time you want the projector to wait without an input
signal. Power saving can be set to 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
If an input signal is not detected during the delay period, the projector
turns off. To turn on the projector press the Power button.
LAMP MODE—Allows you to select between Normal or ECO mode.
Normal mode operates at full power level. ECO mode operates at a lower
power level which may provide longer lamp life, quieter operation, and
dimmer luminance output on the screen.
LAMP HOUR RESET—Press
lamp hour.
and select the Confirm option to reset the
INTERACTIVE SETTINGS (FOR S500WI ONLY)—Select and press
to activate
Interactive settings. The Interactive settings menu provides the following options:
INTERACTIVE—Select On to enable Interactive Pen function.
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1. Ensure that the Interactive Pen is connected. See "Connecting With
Your Interactive Pen (for S500wi only)" on page 27.
2. Interactive Pen cannot be used in the following circumstances:
a
In extend mode.
b
When the 3D display function is enabled, and there is a 120 Hz
input source connected to the projector.
3. Interactivity is supported only in the following input modes: VGA and
HDMI from a Computer, and Wireless Display, LAN Display, or USB
Display.
CHANNEL—Allows you to set the channel selected as Auto or Manual.
•Auto — Channel is selected automatically.
•Manual — Channel is selected manually. A total of 30 channels are
available.
CONNECTOR—Allows you to set the connector selection as Mini USB or
Wireless/LAN.
to activate Pen settings. The Pen
PEN SETTINGS—Select and press
settings menu provides the following options:
POINTER MOTION—Allows you to select the Pointer Motion mode:
Normal, Draw, and Stable.
•Normal — In the Normal mode, pressing the Left button of the
Interactive Pen holds the position of the pointer for a moment. This
mode is best to use the Interactive Pen like a mouse, i.e., for left click
and double click function.
•Draw — In Draw mode, the position can move freely for drawing.
This mode is best for drawing or writing on the screen.
•Stable — In the Stable mode, pressing and holding the Left button of
the Interactive Pen limits the pointer to vertical or horizontal moves
only. If the left button is released, the pointer can resume to move
freely. This mode is best for drawing vertical or horizontal lines on the
screen.
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CLICK SPEED—Allows you to set the mouse pause time. This function is
only available in Normal mode. The available options are: Fast,
Medium, and Low.
•Fast — Set the pointer motion freeze time to the minimum amount
of time, 0.5 seconds.
•Medium — Set the pointer motion freeze time to the middle value,
1.0 seconds.
•Low — Set the pointer motion freeze time to the maximum amount
of time, 1.5 seconds
SET FUNCTION—Allows you to set the function of the Function button
on the Interactive Pen. Available options are: Toggle:
Normal/Draw/Stable, PowerPoint Annotation, Switch Windows (Alt
+ Tab), Esc, Show Desktop (Cmd + D), Open Windows Explorer
(Cmd + E), Middle Mouse, Double Click and Disable (See "Using
the Interactive Pen (for S500wi only)" on page 39).
•Toggle: Normal/Draw/Stable — Function as toggling among Normal,
Draw, and Stable mode.
•PowerPoint Annotation — Function as annotating in the PowerPoint
slide show.
•Switch Windows (Alt + Tab) — Function as toggling among
windows, acting as the keyboard shortcut Alt + Tab.
•Esc—Function as the keyboard Esc button.
•Show Desktop (Cmd + D) — Function as showing desktop,
minimizing all windows.
•Open Windows Explorer (Cmd + E) — Set the function as opening
the Windows Explorer.
•Middle Mouse — Set the function as the scroll wheel of the mouse.
•Double Click — Set the function as double-clicking.
•Disable — Disable the Function button.
PAIRING MODE—Allows you to set the pairing mode selection as Open or
Fixed.
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•Pairing Mode — When you select Open, follow the on-screen steps
to set your Interactive Pen into the open mode. (This mode can let you
use your Interactive Pen with any Dell interactive projector when the
pen points to the screen.)
•Fixed Mode — When you select Fixed, follow the on-screen steps to
complete the pairing between Projector and Interactive Pen. (This
mode is to make sure your Interactive Pen pairing with your designated
projector.)
Once paired, the Pen will automatically fix to the projector every time
it turns on.
RESET—Press
and select Confirm option to reset the Pen settings.
INFORMATION—Allows you to view the Pen 1 or Pen 2 information.
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INFORMATION—The information menu displays the current S500 or S500wi
projector settings.
LANGUAGE
Allows you to set the language for the OSD. Press
menu.
to activate the Language
HELP
If you encounter problems with your projector, you can access the help menu for
troubleshooting.
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Wireless Networking Installation
NOTE: Your computer must have the following minimum system requirements:
Operating System:
• Windows
Microsoft Windows 2000™ with service pack 4 or later, Windows XP™ Home or
Professional Service pack 2 (32-bit recommended), Windows Vista 32-bit, and
Windows® 7 Home or Professional 32-bit or 64-bit
• MAC
MacBook and above, MacOS 10.5 and above
Minimum Hardware:
a Intel™ Pentium™ III-800 MHz (or greater)
b 256 MB of RAM required, 512 MB or more recommended
c 10 MB of available hard-disk space
d Super VGA supporting 800 x 600 16-bit high color or higher-resolution
display recommended (computer and display)
e Ethernet adapter (10 / 100 bps) for an Ethernet connection
f A supported WLAN adapter for a WLAN connection (any NDIS-compliant
802.11b or 802.11g or 802.11n Wi-Fi device)
Web browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0 (recommended) or 8.0, Firefox 1.5 or 2.0,
and Safari 3.0 and above
NOTE: Wireless Networking Installation steps are the same for the S500 and
S500wi models.
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Enable Wireless on the Projector
In order to use your projector wirelessly, you need to complete the steps below:
1
Install the optional wireless dongle (Optional in S500). See "Installing the
Optional Wireless Dongle" on page 13.
NOTE: Wireless dongle embedded for S500wi.
2
Connect the power cable to the wall outlet and press the power button.
3
Press the Menu button on your projector control panel or remote control.
4
The wireless connection default is enable. See "Wireless/LAN Settings (in
Wireless Mode)" on page 64.
5
Access the INPUT SOURCE menu, select Multuple Display and then select
Wireless Display on the sub-menu. See "INPUT SOURCE MULTIPLE
DISPLAY" on page 52.
NOTE: Use
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and
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buttons to navigate and
to select.
The Wireless Guide Screen shown below appears:
NOTE: If wireless connection is disabled, then follow these steps to set up:
ADVANCED SETTINGS J Wireless/LAN Settings J Wireless Settings J
Wireless J Connected. The image input source will be automatically switched
to wireless screen when wireless option is selected in this step.
6
Take note of the LOGIN CODE, NETWORK NAME (SSID), and IP
ADDRESS. You will need these information to log in in later.
Install the Wireless Application Software on Your Computer
In order to use your wireless projector, you must install the software on your
system.
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7
Connect your computer to the S500 or S500wi wireless network.
NOTE:
• Your computer must have wireless network function to detect the
connection.
• When you connect to the S500 or S500wi wireless network, you will lose
wireless connectivity with other wireless networks.
NOTE: Remember to turn off all proxies. (In Microsoft® Windows Vista: Click
Control Panel J Internet Options J Connections J LAN Settings)
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Open your internet browser. You will be automatically directed to the S500 or
S500wi Web Management web page.
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NOTE: If the web page does not load automatically, enter the IP address noted
from the projector’s screen in the browser’s address bar.
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10
The S500 or S500wi Web Management page opens. For first-time use, click
Download.
Select the appropriate operating system, then click Download.
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11
Click Run to proceed with
the one-time installation of
the software.
NOTE: You may choose to
save the file and install it at a
latter time. To do this, click
Save.
NOTE: If you are unable to install the application because of inadequate rights
on the computer, please contact your network administrator.
S500 or S500wi Wireless Application Software
Once the installation is complete, the S500 or S500wi Wireless Application
software will launch and will search for the projector automatically. The below
screen appears:
Login
To communicate with your projector, enter the Login Code provided in Step 6 of
Wireless Networking Installation, then click OK.
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S500 Log in screen
S500wi Log in screen
NOTE: If the IP Address is not detected, enter the IP Address displayed at the
bottom left corner of the screen.
Understanding the Buttons
After a successful log in, the following menu bar appears on the computer screen.
1
2
1
2
3
Item
Description
Status Bar
Displays IP and LOGIN CODE information.
Menu
Click to activate the application menu.
Minimize button
Click to minimize the application.
Close button
Click to exit the application.
Controls Toolbar
Full screen
Click to project the image in full screen.
Split 1
Click to project the image in the upper left
corner of the screen.
Split 2
Click to project the image in the upper right
corner of the screen.
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Item
3
Description
Split 3
Click to project the image in the lower left
corner of the screen.
Split 4
Click to project the image in the lower right
corner of the screen.
Stop
Click to stop projection.
Pause
Click to pause projection.
Refresh
Click to refresh projected image.
Connection Status
Connection Icon
Blinks when projection is in progress.
Projecting the Presentation
•
•
•
•
To project the presenation, click any of the projection buttons
To pause the presentation, click
. The icon turns green.
To continue the presentation, click
again.
To stop the presentation, click
.
.
NOTE: The following information is for wireless data presentation mode only.
Image display could be slow or not displayed smoothly if displaying a video clip
or animation. Refer to the frame-rate table below for reference:
Frame Rate of Wireless Presentation
Screen Variation % 1
Estimated frame per second 2
<5 %
30
<10%
28
<20%
26
<40%
25
<75%
22
<=100%
20
NOTE:
1 The percentage of screen variation is based on 1024 x 768. Example to, display
a 320 x 240 video clip on 1024 x 768 desktop, the screen variation is 9.8%.
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2 Actuate frame rate could be different depending on factors such as network
environment, image content, signal conditions, locations, and CPU
performance.
3 Under clean WLAN environment using 802.11g connection, and no screen
stretching.
4 Compressed to 1024 x 768 and under 802.11g.
NOTE: Your computer will not enter S1 (standby mode) / S3 (sleep mode) / S4
(hibernate mode) when running a wireless, USB Display, or USB Viewer
presentation.
Using the Menu
Click
to display the menu.
WEB MANAGEMENT—Click to open the Web Management page. See "Managing the
Projector From Web Management" on page 88.
SEARCH FOR PROJECTOR—Click to search and connect to wireless projector.
MAKE APPLICATION TOKEN—Click to make application token. See "Make
Application Token" on page 107.
INFO—Click to display system information.
ABOUT—Click to display the application version.
EXIT—Click to close the application.
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Presentation to Go (PtG) Installation
Minimum system requirements to install PtG are as follow:
Operating System:
- Windows
Microsoft Windows XP™ Home or Professional Service pack 2/3 32-bit
(recommended), Windows® Vista 32-bit, and Windows® 7 Home or Professional
32-bit or 64-bit
- Office 2003 and Office 2007
NOTE: Presentation to Go (PtG) installation steps are the same for the S500 and
S500wi models.
In order to use your USB Viewer, you need to complete the steps below:
1
Enable Wireless/LAN function on the projector. See "Wireless/LAN Settings
(in LAN Mode)" on page 62.
NOTE: When you start wireless, please wait about 50 seconds to reboot the
Wireless / Network.
2
Plug the USB Flash to your projector.
NOTE:
• Only supports the JPEG format photo within 10 Mb x 40 M pixels.
• The PtG converter can convert your PowerPoint files into PtG files. See "PtG
Converter - Lite Application Software" on page 86
• You can download the "PtG Converter - Lite" from Dell Support site at:
support.dell.com.
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On INPUT SOURCE menu, select Multuple Display and then select USB
Viewer on the sub-menu. See "INPUT SOURCE MULTIPLE DISPLAY" on
page 52. The Presentation to Go Screen appears:
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PtG Viewer
System will stay in this page when ready.
Photo Viewer
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PtG/Photo Function Introduction
Show valid PtG and Photo files which are stored in the USB disk.
NOTE: If only one disk is detected, the system will skip this step.
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Photo Overview
NOTE: Supports 14 languages of photo files name format (Languages: English,
Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian,
Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, and Traditional Chinese).
Buttons Introduction
Use the up, down and left buttons to navigate and
control panel or remote control to select.
button on your projector's
Button
Up
Down
Left
Right
Enter
PtG function
Up
Down
Back
No function
Enter
PtG Playback
Pre Page
Next Page
Back
No function
Next Pause
Photo
function
Up
Down
Back
No function
Enter
Photo
Playback
Pre Page
Next Page
Back
No function
No
function
NOTE: If you enter the OSD menu while using PtG, PtG navigation by the up,
down, and left buttons will not function.
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Set up PtG Converter - Lite
Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
PtG Converter - Lite Application Software
Please launch the "PtG Converter - Lite". The below screen appears:
1
Click
2
Select the PowerPoint file you want to convert.
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to start conversion.
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Click Browse button to select the storage location and then press OK.
NOTE:
1 If your computer does not have MS PowerPoint installed, file convert will fail.
2 PtG converter only supports up to 20 pages.
3 PtG converter only supports conversion of .ppt files to .PtG files.
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Managing the Projector From Web
Management
Configuring the Network Setting
If the projector is connected to a network, you can access the projector using a web
browser. For configuring the network setting, refer to "Wireless/LAN Settings" on
page 62.
Accessing Web Management
Use Internet Explorer 5.0 and above or Firefox 1.5 and above and enter the IP
address. You can now access Web Management and manage the projector from a
remote location.
NOTE: Web management and set are the same for the S500 and S500wi
models.
Home Page
•
Access the Web Management Home page by entering the projector’s IP
address at the web browser. See "Wireless/LAN Settings" on page 62.
•
Select the language for web management from the list.
•
Click any menu item on the left tab to access the page.
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Download the Wireless Application Software
See also "Wireless Networking Installation" on page 73.
Click the Download button of the corresponding operating system of your
computer.
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Conference Control
This allows you to host conference presentations from different sources without
using projector cables and lets you control how each presentation will appear on
screen.
NOTE: Without Conference Play Control, the last user to hit the "Play" button on
the application will take control of the full-screen projection.
Computer Name: Lists the computers logged for conference control.
Play Control: Click the buttons to control how each computer’s projection will
appear on screen.
•
Full screen projection — The presentation from the computer
occupies the whole screen.
•
Split 1 - The presentation from the computer appears on the upper
left corner of the screen.
•
Split 2- The presentation from the computer appears on the upper
right corner of the screen.
•
Split 3- The presentation from the computer appears on the lower
left corner of the screen.
•
Split 4- The presentation from the computer appears on the lower
right corner of the screen.
•
Stop - Projection from the computer is stopped.
IP Address: Shows each computer’s IP Address.
NOTE: To end the conference, click Home.
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Managing Properties
Admin
An administrator password is required to access the Admin page.
•
Admin Password: Enter the administrator password and then click Login.
The default password is "admin". To change the password, see "Change
Passwords" on page 96.
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System Status
Displays the Network Status, Connection Status, and Projector Status
information.
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Network Status
See OSD section on page 62.
IP Setup
•
Choose Obtain an IP address automatically to assign an IP address to the
projector automatically, or Use the following IP address to assign an IP
address manually.
DHCP Server Setup
•
Choose Auto to automatically set up the Start IP, End IP, Subnet Mask,
Default Gateway, and DNS Server address from a DHCP server, or Disable
to disable this function.
Wireless Setup
•
Choose Enabled to set up the Region, SSID, SSID Broadcast, Channel,
Encryption, and Key. Choose Disable to disable the wireless set up.
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SSID: Up to maximum length of 32 characters.
Encryption: You can Disable WPA key or select one of 64-bit or 128-bit in
ASCII or HEX string.
Key: If Encryption is enabled, you have to set key value according to the
Encryption mode you selected.
RADIUS Server Setup
•
Set up the IP address, Port, and Key information.
GateKeeper
•
There are three options:
All Pass: Allow users to access the office network via the wireless projector.
All Block: Block users from accessing the office network via the wireless
projector.
Internet Only: Block users from the office network but still reserve Internet
connection capability.
Set Security For SNMP
•
Setup Write Community information.
Click the Apply button to save and apply changes. The projector must be restarted
for the changes to take effect.
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Projection Setup
Projection Setup
•
Resolution: Allows you to select the resolution. Options are: XGA
(1024 x 768) and WXGA (1280 x 800).
•
Login Code: Select how you want the login code to be generated by the
projector. There are three options:
•
Disable: Login code will not be required when logging in to the system.
•
Random: Default is Random. Login code will be randomly generated.
•
Use the following code: Enter a 4-digit code. This code will be used to
log in to the system.
Projector Setup
•
Set up the Model Name, Projector Name, Location, and Contact
information (up to 21 characters for each field).
Click the Apply button to save and apply changes. The projector must be restarted
for the changes to take effect.
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Change Passwords
This page allows you to change the administrator password.
•
Enter New Password: Enter the new password.
•
Confirm New Password: Enter the password again and click Apply.
NOTE: Contact Dell if you forget your administrator password.
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Reset to Default
Click the Apply button to restore the wireless/network setup to its factory default
settings.
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Firmware Update
Use the Firmware Update page to update your projector’s wireless firmware.
NOTE: Please disable and enable wireless/network using the OSD to restart
the network card for the projector after firmware upgrade is successful.
To start firmware update, follow these steps:
1
Press Browse to select the file to update.
2
Click the Update button to start. Wait while the system updates the
firmware in your device.
CAUTION: Do not interrupt the update process and this may cause the system
to crash!
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Click OK when the update is complete.
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Projector Control Panel
Projector Information
•
Projector Status: There are five status: Lamp On, Standby, Power Saving,
Cooling, and Warming up. Click the Refresh button to refresh the status
and control settings.
•
Power Saving: Power Saving can be set to Off, 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes. For
more information, see "Power Saving" on page 68.
•
Alert Status: There are three alert states: Lamp warning, Low lamp life, and
Temperature warning. Your projector might lock up in protection mode if
any of the alerts are activated. To exit the protection mode, click the Clear
button to clear the Alert Status before you power on your projector.
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Image Control
•
Projector Mode: Allows you to select the projector mode, depending on how
the projector is mounted. There are four projection modes: Front
Projection-Desktop, Front Projection-Wall Mount, Rear Projection-Desktop,
and Rear Projection-Wall Mount.
•
Source Select: The Source Select menu allows you to select your projector's
input source. You can select VGA-A, VGA-B, S-Video, Composite Video,
HDMI, Wireless Display, USB Display, or USB Viewer.
•
Video Mode: Select a mode to optimize the display image based on how the
projector is being used:
- Presentation: Best for presentation slides.
- Bright: Maximum brightness and contrast.
- Movie: For viewing movies and photos.
- sRGB: Provides a more accurate color representation.
- Custom: User-preferred settings.
•
Blank Screen: You can select On or Off.
•
Aspect Ratio: Allows you to select the aspect ratio to adjust how the image
appears.
•
Brightness: Select value to adjust the brightness of the image.
•
Contrast: Select value to adjust the display contrast.
Click the Auto Adjust button to adjust the settings automatically.
Audio Control
•
Audio Input: Select the input source. Options are: Audio-A, Audio-B,
HDMI, Wireless/LAN, and Microphone.
•
Volume: Select the value (0~20) for audio volume.
•
Speaker: Select On to enable the audio function or select Off to disable the
audio function.
Click the Factory Reset button to restore the factory default settings.
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Alert Setting
E-mail Alert
•
E-mail Alert: You can set whether to be notified by email (Enable) or not
(Disable).
•
To/Cc/From: You can enter email address of sender (From) and recipients
(To/Cc) to receive notification when an abnormality or warning occurs.
•
Subject: You can enter the subject line of the email.
Click the E-mail Alert Test button to test the e-mail alert settings.
SMTP Setting
•
Out going SMTP server, User name, and Password should be provided by
your network administrator or MIS.
Alert Condition
•
You can select the abnormalities or warnings to be notified by email. When
any of the alert conditions occur, an email will be sent to the recipients
(To/Cc).
Click the Save button to the save settings.
NOTE: E-mail alert is designed to work with a standard SMPT server using
default 25 port. It does not support encryption and authentication (SSL or TLS).
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Reboot System
Click Reboot to reboot the system.
Crestron
For Crestron function.
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FAQS:
I would like to remotely access
the projector via the Internet.
What is the best setting for the
browser?
To have the best setting for the browser, please
follow the below steps:
1 Open Control Panel
Internet Options
General tab
Temporary Internet
Files
Settings
Select Every visit to
the pages.
2 Some firewall or anti-virus may block the
HTTP application. If possible, turn off the
firewall or anti-virus.
I would like to remotely access The following are the TCP/IP socket ports
the projector via Internet. What which the projector uses.
socket port number should I
UDP/TCP
Port
Description
open for it in the firewall?
Number
Why am I unable to access the
projector via the Internet?
TCP
80
Web configuration
(HTTP)
UDP/TCP
25
SMTP: used for email
routing between mail
servers
UDP/TCP
161
SNMP: Simple
Network
Management
Protocol
UDP
9131
AMX: used for AMX
discovery
1 Check whether your computer/laptop is
connected to the Internet.
2 Check with your MIS or network
administrator whether your
computer/laptop is in the same subnet.
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Why am I unable to access the
SMTP server?
Why am I unable to receive the
test alert email even though the
projector already indicates the
test mail is already sent?
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1 Check with your MIS or network
administrator whether the SMTP server
function is open for the projector and the
IP assigned to the projector is allowed to
access the SMTP server. The projector’s
SMTP socket port number is 25, this
cannot be changed.
2 Check if the outgoing SMTP server, user
name, and password are set correctly.
3 Some SMTP servers will check whether the
mail address of "From" correlates with the
"User name" and "Password". For example,
you use test@dell.com as the mail address
in "From". You should also use
test@dell.com account information for the
User name and the password to log in the
SMTP server.
It could be because the SMTP server
recognized the alert mail as a spam mail or
because of the SMTP server restriction. Check
with your MIS or network administrator for
the SMTP server’s setting.
Firewall Configuration and FAQ
Q: Why can’t I access the Web Management Page?
A: Your computer’s firewall configuration may prevent you from accessing the
Web Management Web Page. Please refer to the following configuration
settings:
Firewall Protection
McAfee Security
Center
Norton AntiVirus
Sygate Personal
Firewall
Configuration
1
Launch McAfee Security Center (Start > All
Programs > McAfee > McAfee Security Center).
2
On the personal firewall plus tab, click View the
Internet Applications List.
3
Find and select Dell S500 or S500wi Projector
from the list.
4
Right-click on its Permissions column.
5
Select Allow Full Access from the pop-up menu.
1
Open Norton AntiVirus (Start > All Programs >
Norton AntiVirus > Norton AntiVirus).
2
Click Options menu, then select Norton
AntiVirus.
3
On the Status page, select Internet Worm
Protection.
4
Find and select Dell S500 or S500wi Projector
from the list of programs.
5
Right-click on its Internet Access column.
6
Select Permit All from the pop-up menu.
7
Click OK.
1
Open Sygate Personal Firewall (Start > All
Programs > Sygate > Sygate Personal Firewall).
2
From the Running Applications list, find and
right-click on Dell S500 or S500wi Projector.
3
Select Allow from the pop-up menu.
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Firewall Protection
Windows Firewall
Zone Alarm
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Configuration
1
Open Windows Firewall (Start > All Programs >
Control Panel). Double-click on Windows
Firewall.
2
On the General tab, uncheck Don’t allow
exceptions.
3
On the Exceptions tab, click the Add Program...
button.
4
Find and select Dell S500 or S500wi Projector
from the list of programs, then click OK.
5
Click OK to confirm exceptions settings.
1
Open Zone Alarm Firewall (Start > All Programs
> Zone Labs > Zone Labs Center).
2
On the Program Control page, find and select
Dell S500 or S500wi Projector from the list.
3
Right-click on its Access-Trusted column.
4
Select Allow from the pop-up menu.
5
Right-click and select Allow for the
Access-Internet, Server-Trusted, and ServerInternet columns.
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Make Application Token
The Application Token lets you perform Plug and Show using a USB token.
1
From the application software, click
2
The following screen appears. Click Next.
3
Plug a flash drive into any of the USB ports on your computer. Select the
drive from the list, then click Next.
4
Click Finish to close the wizard.
> Make Application Token.
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Troubleshooting Your Projector
4
If you experience problems with your projector, see the following troubleshooting
tips. If the problem persists, contact Dell™ (see Contacting Dell™ on page 125).
Problem
Possible Solution
No image appears on the
screen
• Ensure that you have chosen the correct
input source on the INPUT SOURCE
menu.
• Ensure the external graphics port is
enabled. If you are using a Dell™ laptop
computer, press
(Fn+F8). For
other computers, see your respective
documentation. If images are not displayed
properly, please upgrade the video driver of
your computer. For Dell computers, see
support.dell.com.
• Ensure that all the cables are securely
connected. See "Connecting Your
Projector" on page 12.
• Ensure that the pins of the connectors are
not bent or broken.
• Ensure that the lamp is securely installed
(see "Changing the Lamp" on page 116).
• Use Test Pattern in the Projector Settings
of the Advanced Settings menu. Ensure
that the colors of the test pattern are
correct.
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Problem (continued)
Partial, scrolling, or
incorrectly displayed image
Possible Solution (continued)
1 Press the Auto Adjust button on the
remote control or the control panel.
2 If you are using a Dell™ portable computer,
set the resolution of the computer to
WXGA (1280 x 800):
a Right-click the unused portion of your
Microsoft® Windows® desktop, click
Properties, and then select Settings tab.
b Verify that the setting is 1280 x 800 pixels
for the external monitor port.
c Press
(Fn+F8).
If you experience difficulty in changing
resolutions, or if your monitor freezes, restart
all the equipment and the projector.
If you are not using a Dell™ portable
computer, see your documentation. If images
are not displayed properly, please upgrade the
video driver of your computer. For a Dell
computer, see support.dell.com.
The screen does not display
your presentation
If you are using a portable computer, press
(Fn+F8).
Image is unstable or flickering Adjust the tracking in the OSD Display
Settings of the Advanced Settings menu (in
PC Mode only).
Image has vertical flickering
bar
Adjust the frequency in the OSD Display
Settings of the Advanced Settings menu (in
PC Mode only).
Image color is incorrect
• If the display receives the wrong signal
output from the graphics card, please set
the signal type to RGB in the OSD Image
Settings of the Advanced Settings tab.
• Use Test Pattern in the Projector Settings
of the Advanced Settings menu. Ensure
that the colors of the test pattern are
correct.
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Problem (continued)
Image is out of focus
Possible Solution (continued)
1 Adjust the focus ring on the projector lens.
2 Ensure that the projection screen is within
the required distance from the projector
(1.60 ft [0.489 m] to 2.15 ft [0.655 m] ±
0.02 ft [0.6 mm]).
The image is stretched when
displaying a 16:9 DVD
The projector automatically detects the input
signal format. It will maintain the aspect ratio
of the projected image according to input
signal format with an Original setting.
If the image is still stretched, adjust the aspect
ratio in the Display Settings of the Advanced
Settings menu in the OSD.
Image is reversed
Select Projector Settings of the Advanced
Settings from the OSD and adjust the
projector mode.
Lamp is burned out or makes
a popping sound
When the lamp reaches its end of life, it may
burn out and may make a loud popping sound.
If this occurs, the projector does not turn back
on. To replace the lamp, see "Changing the
Lamp" on page 116.
LAMP light is solid amber
If the LAMP light is solid amber, replace the
lamp.
LAMP light is blinking amber
If the LAMP light is blinking amber, the lamp
module connection may be disrupted. Please
check the lamp module and ensure that it is
properly installed.
If the LAMP lights and the Power light are
blinking amber, the lamp driver has failed and
the projector will automatically shut down.
If the LAMP and TEMP lights are blinking
amber and the Power light is solid blue, the
color wheel has failed and the projector will
automatically shut down.
To clear the protection mode, press and hold
the POWER button for 10 seconds.
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Problem (continued)
Possible Solution (continued)
TEMP light is solid amber
The projector has overheated. The display
automatically shuts down. Turn the display on
again after the projector cools down. If the
problem persists, contact Dell™.
TEMP light is blinking amber If the projector fan fails, the projector will
automatically shut down. Try to clear the
projector mode by pressing and holding the
Power button for 10 seconds. Please wait for
about 5 minutes and try to power up again. If
the problem persists, contact Dell™.
The OSD does not appear on
the screen
Try to press the Menu button on the panel for
15 seconds to unlock the OSD. Check the
Menu Lock on page 65.
The remote control is not
operating smoothly or works
only within a limited range
The battery may be low. Check if the laser
beam transmitted from the remote is too dim.
If so, replace with two new AAA batteries.
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Troubleshooting your Interactive Pen
Problem (continued)
Possible Solution (continued)
Cannot use the Pen or cannot
connect the Pen
• Check if the input source is PC (VGA,
HDMI, Wireless and LAN source)
• Check if the Interactive function is turned
On. (Menu -> Advanced Settings ->
Interactive Settings -> Interactive)
• Check if the Connection option is set
correctly. (Menu -> Advanced Settings ->
Interactive Settings -> Connection)
• When using Wireless or LAN connection,
and the Pen does not work,check if the
Wireless and Network function is turned
On.
1 Menu -> Advanced Settings ->
Wireless/Network Settings -> Network
2 Menu -> Advanced Settings ->
Wireless/Network Settings -> Wireless
Settings
• When using Wireless or LAN connection,
check if Dell Wireless Application Software
is connected. (Only support full screen
mode output).
• Check if Photo sensor is facing towards the
screen.
• Push any key to wake up (except Nib
button).
The LED does not work.
Check if the battery is not depleted.
The Amber LED is
continuously lit
The battery is low, charging the Interactive
Pen battery.
The Green LED is
continuously lit, but the
cursor does not move, and the
projector screen displays
"USB connection is not
detected".
Check if the Mini USB is connected.
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Cannot select Interactive
Check if there is a PC (VGA, HDMI, Wireless
and LAN source) input source.
Cannot use the Pen in 3D
source.
a
The 3D source is not supported.
b
Output signal of 120 Hz is not supported.
Cannot use the Pen in
Composite Video or S-Video
source.
Composite Video or S-Video source is not
supported.
Cannot use Nib
If the Nib is worn out, replace with a new Nib.
When using USB Display, can
Wireless USB function be
used?
Wireless USB function is not supported.
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Guiding Signals
Control Buttons
Projector
Status
Description
Indicator
Power
TEMP
(Amber)
LAMP
(Amber)
Standby mode
Projector in Standby mode. Ready to
power on.
BLUE
Flashing
OFF
OFF
Warming up
mode
Projector takes some time to warm up
and power on.
BLUE
OFF
OFF
Lamp on
Projector in Normal mode, ready to
display an image.
Note: The OSD menu is not
accessed.
BLUE
OFF
OFF
Cooling mode
Projector is cooling to shutdown.
BLUE
OFF
OFF
Cooling before
Power Saving
mode
The projector takes 60 seconds to cool
down before entering Power Saving
mode.
AMBER
OFF
OFF
Projector
overheated
Air vents might be blocked or ambient
temperature may be above 35 ºC. The
projector automatically shuts down.
Ensure that the air vents are not blocked
and that the ambient temperature is
within operational range. If the problem
persists, contact Dell.
OFF
AMBER
OFF
The lamp driver is overheated. The air
vents may be blocked. The projector
automatically shuts down. Turn the
display on again after the projector cools
down. If the problem persists, contact
Dell.
AMBER
AMBER
OFF
Fan breakdown
One of the fans has failed. The projector
automatically shuts down. If the problem
persists, contact Dell.
OFF
AMBER
Flashing
OFF
Lamp driver
breakdown
The lamp driver has failed. The projector
automatically shuts down. Unplug the
power cord after three minutes then turn
the display on again. If this problem
persists, contact Dell.
AMBER
Flashing
OFF
AMBER
Flashing
Color Wheel
breakdown
Color wheel cannot start. The projector
has failed and the projector
automatically shuts down. Unplug the
power cord after three minutes and then
turn on the projector. If this problem
persists, contact Dell.
BLUE
AMBER
Flashing
AMBER
Flashing
Lamp failure
Lamp is defective. Replace the lamp.
OFF
OFF
AMBER
Fault - DC
supply (+12V)
Power supply has been interrupted. The
projector automatically shuts down.
Unplug the power cord after three
minutes and then turn on the projector.
If this problem persists, contact Dell.
AMBER
Flashing
AMBER
AMBER
Lamp module
connection
failed
Lamp module connection may be
disrupted. Check the lamp module and
ensure that it is properly installed. If the
problem persists, contact Dell.
OFF
OFF
AMBER
Flashing
Lamp driver
overheated
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Interactive Pen LED Guiding Signals
PEN Status
Description
Normal Mode 1 Pen faces the screen with
the link.
Normal Mode 2 Pen doesn’t faces the screen
but with the link.
Search for
Open network
mode
When Pen searching for
open network (Green LED
flashing twice every 2 sec).
After holding down Nib and
Function button for 5 secs,
the pen will change to this
mode.
Search for Fixed When Pen searching for
network mode fixed network.
Pairing mode
Pair successful
mode
After holding down
Function button for 5 secs,
the Green LED will blink 1
time each 0.15 secs
(continued 10 seconds).
When pen pair with
projector successfully after
pairing mode (Green and
Amber LED will flash
alternately continued 3
seconds).
Pair failed mode When pen pair with
projector failed after pairing
mode (Green and Amber
LED will flash at the same
time continued 3 seconds).
Sleep mode
Indicator
Green color
Amber color
Solid ON
OFF
Flashing 0.02s
ON /1s OFF
OFF
Will enter Sleep Mode after 3
minutes
Flashing 0.1s
ON /0.1s OFF
& 0.1s ON/1.7s
OFF
OFF
If the pen doesn't pair with projector
successfully, the pen will enter Sleep
Mode after 3 minutes
Flashing 0.3s
ON /0.3s OFF
OFF
If the pen doesn't pair with projector
successfully, the pen will enter Sleep
Mode after 3 minutes
Flashing 0.15s
ON /0.15s OFF
OFF
If the pen pair with projector
successfully, the pen will enter Pair
successful mode.
If the pen doesn't pair with projector
successfully, the pen will enter Pair
failed mode after 10 seconds.
Flashing 0.3s
ON /0.3s OFF
Flashing 0.3s
OFF/0.3s ON
Enter pairing mode and pair
successfully in 10 seconds
Flashing 0.3s
ON /0.3s OFF
Flashing 0.3s
ON /0.3s OFF
Enter pairing mode and pair failed
after 10 seconds
Solid ON 3 sec.
1. Pen doesn't face the screen but
with the link: will enter Sleep mode
after 3 minutes.
Solid ON 3 sec.
2. After searching for AP channel 3
cycles without a link, will enter Sleep
mode.
Enter sleep mode for power
saving purpose.
Low battery
capability
The pen battery is low. Two
hours are left to run out of
the battery.
Battery is
exhausted and
can not run PB
The Photo sensor and RF
module cannot work
properly. Pen can not work
normal.
Battery
charging when
battery low
Battery
charging when
battery full
Checking flow and items / times
OFF
Flashing 1s
ON/1s OFF
OFF
Solid ON
Pen put on the charger or
connect USB cable by
Laptop
N/A
Solid ON
Pen put on the charger or
connect USB cable by
Laptop
N/A
OFF
The MSP430 will check battery
capacity in normal operation. This
alert LED signal is shown if the
battery capacity is low.
The pen battery is exhausted. Power
only works for MSP430. The alert
LED will appear 1 minute to save
power and then enter Sleep mode.
Pen cannot be used in this status.
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Changing the Lamp
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
Safety Instructions as described on page 10.
Replace the lamp when the message "Lamp is approaching the end of its
useful life in the operation. Replacement suggested!
www.dell.com/lamps" appears on the screen. If this problem persists after
replacing the lamp, contact Dell™. For more information, see Contacting Dell™on
page 125.
CAUTION: Use an original lamp to ensure safe and optimal working condition
of your projector.
CAUTION: The lamp becomes very hot when in use. Do not attempt to replace
the lamp until the projector has been allowed to cool down for at least
30 minutes.
CAUTION: Do not touch the bulb or the lamp glass at any time. Projector
lamps are very fragile and may shatter if touched. The shattered glass pieces
are sharp and can cause injury.
CAUTION: If the lamp shatters, remove all broken pieces from the projector
and dispose or recycle according to state, local, or federal law. For more
information see www.dell.com/hg.
1 Turn off the projector and disconnect the power cord.
2 Let the projector cool for at least 30 minutes.
3 Loosen the one screw that secure the
lamp cover, and remove the cover.
4 Loosen the one screw that secure the
lamp.
5 Pull the lamp up by its metal handle.
NOTE: Dell™ may require lamps
replaced under warranty to be returned
to Dell™. Otherwise, contact your local
waste disposal agency for the address
of the nearest deposit site.
6 Replace with the new lamp.
7 Tighten the two screws that secure the
lamp.
8 Replace the lamp cover and tighten the
one screw.
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9 Reset the lamp usage time by selecting "Yes" for Lamp Reset in the OSD Power
Settings of the Advanced Setting menu (see Power Settings of the Advanced
Setting menu on page 67). When a new lamp module has been changed, the
projector will automatically detect and reset the lamp hours.
CAUTION: Lamp Disposal (for the US only)
LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE
RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL
LAWS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.DELL.COM/HG OR CONTACT
THE ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE AT WWW.EIAE.ORG. FOR
LAMP-SPECIFIC DISPOSAL INFORMATION, CHECK
WWW.LAMPRECYCLE.ORG.
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Specifications
Light Valve
0.65" WXGA S450 DMD, DarkChip3™
Brightness
3200 ANSI Lumens (Max.)
Contrast Ratio
2300:1 Typical (Full On/Full Off)
Uniformity
80% Typical (Japan Standard - JBMA)
Number of Pixels
1280 x 800 (WXGA)
Displayable Color
1.07 billion colors
Color Wheel Speed
5
2X
1 X for 3D Display
Projection Lens
F-Stop: F/ 2.71
Effective Focal length=4.415 mm@87.2 screen size
Fix
Throw ratio =0.3 wide and tele
Projection Screen Size
77~100 inches (diagonal)
Projection Distance
1.60~2.15 ± 0.02 ft (0.489 m~0.655 m ± 6 mm)
Video Compatibility
Composite Video / S-Video: NTSC (J, M, 4.43), PAL
(B, D, G, H, I, M, N, Nc, 60), SECAM (B, D, G, K,
K1, L)
Component Video via VGA & HDMI: 1080i/p,
720p, 576i/p, 480i/p
Power Supply
Universal AC 100-240 50-60 Hz with PFC input
Power Consumption
Normal mode: 345 W ± 10% @ 110 Vac
(Network On)
Eco mode: 320 W ± 10% @ 110 Vac (Network On)
Power saving mode: <10 W (Wireless and Network
On)
Standby mode: < 0.5 W (Network Off, and
VGA_OUT Off, and Wireless Off)
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Specifications
Audio
2 speakers x 5 watt RMS
Noise Level
34 dB(A) Normal mode, 31 dB(A) Eco mode
Projector Weight
15.6 lb (7.08 kg) ± 0.05 lb
Pen Weight
0.13 lb (60 g) (with Li-ion battery)
Projector Dimensions
(W x H x D)
12.9 x 7.5 x 16.6 inches (326.8 x 191 x 420.5 mm)
Interactive Pen Dimensions 0.88 x 0.94 x 6.66 inches (22.46 x 23.79 x 169.17
(W x H x D)
mm)
0.88" (2
2.46 mm
for S500wi only
)
6.
66
”
(1
.
69
17
m
m
)
0.94"
(23.79 mm)
Environmental
Operating temperature: 5 ºC - 35 ºC (41 ºF- 95 ºF)
Humidity: 80% maximum
Storage temperature: 0 ºC to 60 ºC (32 ºF to 140 ºF)
Humidity: 90% maximum
Shipping temperature: -20 ºC to 60 ºC
(-4 ºF to 140 ºF)
Humidity: 90% maximum
Specifications
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I/O Connectors
Power: One AC power socket (3-pin - C14 inlet)
VGA input: Two 15-pin D-sub connectors (Blue),
VGA-A and VGA-B, for analog RGB/Component
input signals.
VGA output: One 15-pin D-sub connector (Black)
for VGA-A loop through.
S-Video input: One standard 4-pin min-DIN
S-Video connector for Y/C signal.
Composite Video input: One Yellow RCA jack for
CVBS signal.
HDMI input: One HDMI connector for supporting
HDMI 1.3. HDCP compliant.
Analog Audio input: One 3.5 mm stereo mini phone
jack (Blue) and one pair of RCA connector
(Red/White).
Variable audio output: One 3.5 mm stereo mini
phone jack (Green).
USB (type A) port: One USB connector for
Photo/PtG viewer (JPG/PPT format).
USB (type B) port: One mini USB slave for remote
support and Interactive Pen (for S500wi only) and
One USB connector for supporting USB Display.
RS232 port: One mini-DIN 6-pin for RS232
communication.
RJ45 port: One RJ45 connector for control of
projector through network and LAN Display.
Microphone: One 3.5 mm stereo mini phone jack
(Pink).
12 V output: One 12 V DC / 200 mA max. relay
output for driving automatic screen.
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Specifications
Wireless Dongle
Wireless Standard: IEEE802.11b/g/n
Wireless: One WiFi USB (type A) connector for
supporting wireless dongle (Embedded WiFi, USB
interface, S500 is optional).
OS environment: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, MAC
OS X
Support: Presentation slides and projector control.
Allow connection up to 30 users at the same time.
4-to-1 split screen. Allow four presentation slides to
be projected on screen.
Conference Control mode.
Supports Audio Projection (need to install extra
driver)
Lamp
Philips 280 W user-replaceable lamp (up to 3000
hours in eco mode)
NOTE: The lamp life rating for any projector is a measure of brightness
degradation only, and is not a specification for the time it takes a lamp to fail
and cease light output. Lamp life is defined as the time it takes for more than
50 percent of a lamp sample population to have brightness decrease by
approximately 50 percent of the rated lumens for the specified lamp. The lamp
life rating is not guaranteed in any way. The actual operating life span of a
projector lamp will vary according to operating conditions and usage patterns.
Usage of a projector in stressful conditions which may include dusty
environments, under high temperatures, many hours per day, and abrupt
powering-off will most likely result in a lamp’s shortened operating life span or
possible lamp failure.
Specifications
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RS232 Pin Assignment
RS232 Protocol
•
Communication Settings
Connection settings
Value
Baud Rate
19,200
Data Bits
8
Parity
None
Stop Bits
1
•
Command types
•
Control command Syntax (From PC to Projector)
To pop up the OSD menu and adjust the settings.
[H][AC][SoP][CRC][ID][SoM][COMMAND]
•
Example: Power ON Command (Send low byte firstly)
•
Control Commands List
--> 0xBE, 0xEF, 0x10, 0x05, 0x00, 0xC6, 0xFF, 0x11, 0x11, 0x01, 0x00, 0x01
To view the latest RS232 code, go to the Dell Support site at: Support.dell.com.
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Specifications
Compatibility Modes (Analog/Digital)
Resolution
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Hsync Frequency
(KHz)
Pixel Clock (MHz)
640 x 350
70.087
31.469
25.175
640 x 480
59.940
31.469
25.175
640 x 480 p60
59.940
31.469
25.175
720 x 480 p60
59.940
31.469
27.000
720 x 576 p50
50.000
31.250
27.000
720 x 400
70.087
31.469
28.322
640 x 480
75.000
37.500
31.500
848 x 480
60.000
31.020
33.750
640 x 480
85.008
43.269
36.000
800 x 600
60.317
37.879
40.000
800 x 600
75.000
46.875
49.500
800 x 600
85.061
53.674
56.250
1024 x 768
60.004
48.363
65.000
1280 x 720 p50
50.000
37.500
74.250
1280 x 720 p60
60.000
45.000
74.250
1920 x 1080 i50
50.000
28.125
74.250
1920 x 1080 i60
60.000
33.750
74.250
1280 x 720
59.855
44.772
74.500
1024 x 768
75.029
60.023
78.750
1280 x 800
59.810
49.702
83.500
1366 x 768
59.790
47.712
85.500
1360 x 768
60.015
47.712
85.500
1024 x 768
84.997
68.677
94.500
1440 x 900
59.887
55.935
106.500
1152 x 864
75.000
67.500
108.000
1280 x 960
60.000
60.000
108.000
1280 x 1024
60.020
63.981
108.000
1152 x 864
85.000
77.095
119.651
1400 x 1050
59.978
65.317
121.750
1280 X 800
84.880
71.554
122.500
1280 x 1024
75.025
79.976
135.000
1440 X 900
74.984
70.635
136.750
1680 x 1050
59.954
65.290
146.250
1280 x 960
85.002
85.938
148.500
1920 x 1080
60.000
67.500
148.500
1400 X 1050
74.867
82.278
156.000
1280 x 1024
85.024
91.146
157.000
1440 X 900
84.842
80.430
157.000
1600 x 1200
60.000
75.000
162.000
Specifications
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800 x 600
119.972
76.302
73.250
1024 x 768
119.989
97.551
115.500
1280 x 720
120.000
101.563
146.250
Specifications
Contacting Dell
For customers in the United States, call 800-WWW-DELL (800-9993355).
NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact
information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.
Dell™ provides several online and telephone-based support and service
options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may
not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support,
or customer service issues:
1
Visit Support.dell.com.
2
Verify your country or region in the Choose A Country/Region dropdown menu at the bottom of the page.
3
Click Contact Us on the left side of the page.
4
Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.
5
Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you.
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Contacting eInstruction
eInstuction provides phone based and online technical support options.
Availability varies by country, but an e-mail to
techsupport@einstruction.com can be directed appropriately for users in
any country.
USA eInstruction Software Technical Support
Phone: 480-443-2214 or 800-856-0732
Email: Techsupport@einstruction.com
International eInstruction Software Technical Support, EMEA
Phone: +33 1 58 31 1065
Email: EU.Support@einstruction.com
Web-based Technical Support is available at:
www.einstruction.com (in US)
www.einstruction.de (in Germany)
www.einstruction.fr (in France)
www.einstruction.it (in Italy)
www.einstruction.es (in Spain)
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Appendix: Glossary
ANSI Lumens — A standard for measuring the brightness. It is calculated by
dividing a square meter image into nine equal rectangles, measuring the lux (or
brightness) reading at the center of each rectangle, and averaging these nine
points.
Aspect Ratio — The most popular aspect ratio is 4:3 (4 by 3). Early television and
computer video formats are in a 4:3 aspect ratio, which means that the width of
the image is 4/3 times the height.
Brightness — The amount of light emitted from a display or projection display or
projection device. The brightness of projector is measured by ANSI lumens.
Color Temperature — The color appearance of white light. Low color
temperature implies warmer (more yellow/red) light while high color temperature
implies a colder (more blue) light. The standard unit for color temperature is
Kelvin (K).
Component Video — A method of delivering quality video in a format that
consists of the luminance signal and two separate chrominance signals and are
defined as Y'Pb'Pr' for analog component and Y'Cb'Cr' for digital component.
Component video is available on DVD players.
Composite Video — A video signal that combines the luma (brightness), chroma
(color), burst (color reference), and sync (horizontal and vertical synchronizing
signals) into a signal waveform carried on a single wire pair. There are three kinds
of formats, namely, NTSC, PAL, and SECAM.
Compressed Resolution — If the input images are of higher resolution than the
native resolution of the projector, the resulting image will be scaled to fit the
native resolution of the projector. The nature of compression in a digital device
means that some image content is lost.
Contrast Ratio — Range of light and dark values in a picture, or the ratio between
their maximum and minimum values. There are two methods used by the
projection industry to measure the ratio:
1 Full On/Off — measures the ratio of the light output of an all white image (full
on) and the light output of an all black (full off) image.
2 ANSI — measures a pattern of 16 alternating black and white rectangles. The
average light output from the white rectangles is divided by the average light
output of the black rectangles to determine the ANSI contrast ratio.
Full On/Off contrast is always a larger number than ANSI contrast for the same
projector.
Glossary
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dB — decibel — A unit used to express relative difference in power or intensity,
usually between two acoustic or electric signals, equal to ten times the common
logarithm of the ratio of the two levels.
Diagonal Screen — A method of measuring the size of a screen or a projected
image. It measures from one corner to the opposite corner. A 9 FT high, 12 FT
wide, screen has a diagonal of 15 FT. This document assumes that the diagonal
dimensions are for the traditional 4:3 ratio of a computer image as per the example
above.
DHCP — Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol — A network protocol that
enables a server to automatically assign a TCP/IP address to a device.
DLP® — Digital Light Processing™ — Reflective display technology developed by
Texas Instruments, using small manipulated mirrors. Light passing through a color
filter is sent to the DLP mirrors which arrange the RGB colors into a picture
projected onto screen, also known as DMD.
DMD — Digital Micro-Mirror Device — Each DMD consists of thousands of
tilting, microscopic aluminum alloy mirrors mounted on a hidden yoke.
DNS — Domain Name System — An Internet service that translates domain
names into IP addresses.
Focal Length — The distance from the surface of a lens to its focal point.
Frequency — It is the rate of repetition in cycles per seconds of electrical signals.
Measured in Hz (Hertz).
HDCP — High-Bandwidth Digital-Content Protection — A specification
developed by Intel™ Corporation to protect digital entertainment across digital
interface, such as DVI, HDMI.
HDMI — High-Definition Multimedia Interface — HDMI carries both
uncompressed high definition video along with digital audio and device control
data in a single connector.
Hz (Hertz) — Unit of frequency.
IEEE802.11 — A set of standards for wireless local are network (WLAN)
communication. 802.11b/g uses the 2.4 GHz band.
Keystone Correction — Device that will correct an image of the distortion
(usually a wide-top narrow-bottom effect) of a projected image caused by
improper projector to screen angle.
Maximum Distance — The distance from a screen the projector can be to cast an
image that is usable (bright enough) in a fully darkened room.
Maximum Image Size — The largest image a projector can throw in a darkened
room. This is usually limited by focal range of the optics.
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Glossary
Minimum Distance — The closest position that a projector can focus an image
onto a screen.
NTSC — National Television Standards Committee. North American standard for
video and broadcasting, with a video format of 525 lines at 30 frames per second.
PAL — Phase Alternating Line. A European broadcast standard for video and
broadcasting, with a video format of 625 lines at 25 frames per second.
Reverse Image — Feature that allows you to flip the image horizontally. When
used in a normal forward projection environment text, graphics, etc. are
backwards. Reverse image is used for rear projection.
RGB — Red, Green, Blue — typically used to describe a monitor that requires
separate signals for each of the three colors.
S-Video — A video transmission standard that uses a 4-pin mini-DIN connector
to send video information on two signal wires called luminance (brightness, Y) and
chrominance (color, C). S-Video is also referred to as Y/C.
SECAM — A French and international broadcast standard for video and
broadcasting, closely related to PAL but with a different method of sending color
information.
SSID — Service Set Identifiers — A name used to identify the particular wireless
LAN to which a user wants to connect.
SVGA — Super Video Graphics Array — 800 x 600 pixels count.
SXGA — Super Extended Graphics Array, — 1280 x 1024 pixels count.
UXGA — Ultra Extended Graphics Array — 1600 x 1200 pixels count.
VGA — Video Graphics Array — 640 x 480 pixels count.
WEP — Wired Equivalent Privacy — This is a method for encrypting
communication data. The encryption key is created and notified only to the
communicating user, so the communication data cannot be decrypted by a third
party.
XGA — Extended Video Graphics Array — 1024 x 768 pixels count.
WXGA — Wide Extended Graphics Array — 1280 x 800 pixels count.
Zoom Lens — Lens with a variable focal length that allows the operator to move
the view in or out making the image smaller or larger.
Zoom Lens Ratio — Is the ratio between the smallest and largest image a lens can
project from a fixed distance. For example, a 1.4:1 zoom lens ratio means that a 10
foot image without zoom would be a 14 foot image with full zoom.
Glossary
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Index
A
Adjusting the Projected Image 30
Adjusting the Projector Height
30
lower the projector
Tilt adjustment wheel 30
Adjusting the Projector Zoom and
Focus 31
Focus ring 31
C
Changing the Lamp 116
Connecting the Projector
Composite Video cable 21
Connecting a Computer with a
RS232 cable 17, 18
Connecting with a Component
Cable 22
Connecting with a Composite
Cable 21
Connecting with an HDMI
Cable 23
Connecting with an S-video
Cable 20
HDMI cable 23, 24, 26
Power cord 15, 16, 17, 18, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
RS232 cable 17
S-Video cable 20
To Computer 15
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USB to USB cable 15
USB-A to USB-B cable 18
VGA to VGA cable 15, 16
VGA to YPbPr cable 22
Connecting with your Interactive
Pen
12 V DC Plug 27
Interactive Pen 27
Motorized Projection Screen 27
Power cord 27
USB-A to Mini USB-B Cable 27
VGA to VGA Cable 27
Connection Ports
+12V DC out connector 12
Audio-A input connector
connector 12
Audio-B left-channel input
connector 12
Audio-B right-channel input
connector 12
Composite Video connector 12
HDMI connector 12
Microphone connector 12
Mini USB for remote mouse,
Interactive function and
Firmware upgrade. 12
Power code connector 12
RJ45 connector 12
RS232 connector 12
Security bar 12
Security cable slot 12
S-Video connector 12
USB Type A Viewer connector 12
USB Type B Display connector
12
VGA-A input (D-sub) connector
12
VGA-A output (monitor
loop-through) 12
VGA-B input (D-sub) connector
12
Contact Dell 7, 111, 116
Control Panel 34
D
Dell
contacting 125
I
Interactive Pen
Control panel 10
Firmware upgrade connector 10
LED indicators 10
Lens 10
Mini USB charge connector 10
Power switch 10
Replaceable nib 10
Wrist strap holder 10
M
Main Unit 9
Control panel 9
Focus tab 9
IR receivers 9
Lamp cover 9
Lens 9
O
On-Screen Display 51
ADVANCED SETTINGS 54
AUDIO INPUT 54
AUTO ADJUST 52
BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST 53
HELP 72
INPUT SOURCE 51
INPUT SOURCE MULTIPLE
DISPLAY 52
LANGUAGE 72
Main Menu 51
VIDEO MODE 53
VOLUME 54
P
phone numbers 125
Powering On/Off the Projector
Powering Off the Projector 29
Powering On the Projector 29
R
Remote Control 36
IR receiver 34
S
Specifications
Audio 119
Brightness 118
Index
131
Color Wheel Speed 118
Contrast Ratio 118
Dimensions 119
Displayable Color 118
Environmental 119
I/O Connectors 120
Light Valve 118
Noise Level 119
Number of Pixels 118
Power Consumption 118
Power Supply 118
Projection Distance 118
Projection Lens 118
Projection Screen Size 118
RS232 Protocol 122
Uniformity 118
Video Compatibility 118
Weight 119
support
contacting Dell 125
T
telephone numbers 125
Troubleshooting 108
Contact Dell 108
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