Epson EMP-8300 User`s guide

EPSON PowerLite 8300i
Multimedia Projector
®
®
User’s Guide
Important Safety Information
WARNING: Never look into the projector lens when the lamp is turned on; the bright light can damage your eyes.
Never let children look into the lens when it is on. Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and
filter covers. Dangerous electrical voltages inside the projector can severely injure you. Except as specifically
explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
WARNING: The projector and its accessories come packaged in plastic bags. Keep plastic bags away from small
children to avoid any risk of suffocation.
Caution: When you replace the lamp, never touch the new lamp with your bare hands; the invisible residue left by
the oil on your hands may shorten the lamp life. Use a cloth or glove to handle the new lamp.
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General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of
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Copyright © 2003 by Epson America, Inc.
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Contents
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using Your Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Getting More Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Registration and Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Unpacking the Projector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Additional Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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Setting Up the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Positioning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Connecting to Video Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting a Composite Video Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting an S-video Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting a Component Video Source . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connecting an RGB Video Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Connecting to a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting to the Computer 1 or 2 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting to the BNC Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Connecting to the DVI Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Using the Macintosh Desktop Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Connecting the Cable for Remote Mouse Control . . . . 27
Connecting an External Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Playing Sound Through the Projector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Connecting Audio Equipment to the Projector . . . . . . . 29
Connecting External Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Displaying and Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . 31
Projecting the Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Turning on the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Selecting the Image Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Troubleshooting Display Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
You Can’t Project an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
The Projector and Laptop
Don’t Display the Same Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Focusing and Zooming Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Adjusting the Height of Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Adjusting the Image Shape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Correcting Computer Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Shutting Down the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Giving Your Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Activating and Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Using the Navigation Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Controlling Multiple Projectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Replacing the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Controlling the Picture and Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Switching Between Picture Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Previewing Picture Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Turning Off the Picture and Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Stopping Action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Zooming Your Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Displaying a Picture-in-Picture Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Adjusting the Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Controlling the Volume. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Highlighting Your Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Using the Pointer Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Customizing the Pointer Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Operating Your Computer with the Remote Control . . . . . 58
Creating Your Own Startup Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Capturing the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Choosing When to Display the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
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Fine-tuning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Using the Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Restoring the Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Adjusting the Image Quality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Adjusting Computer Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Adjusting the Image Size, Shape, and Position . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Adjusting the Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Adjusting the Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Customizing Projector Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Image Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Communication Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Miscellaneous Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Managing the Projector
from a Remote Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Installing the EasyManagement Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Connecting and Configuring the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Using EMP Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Opening and Closing EMP Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Registering a Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Monitoring Your Projectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Controlling Your Projectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Configuring the Monitoring Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Using EMP NetworkManager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Selecting the Projectors to Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Creating the E-Mail Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Understanding the Notification Messages . . . . . . . . . . . 88
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Maintaining the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Cleaning the Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Cleaning the Projector Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
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Cleaning and Replacing the Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Cleaning the Lamp Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Cleaning the Air Intake Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Replacing the Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Resetting the Lamp Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Transporting the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
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Solving Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Checking the Projector Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
What To Do When the Lights Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Viewing the ‘About’ Menu Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Solving Problems with the Image or Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Solving Problems with the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Telephone Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Appendix A: Projector Installation . . . . . . . . . 111
Placement and Mounting Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Image Size and Projection Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Image Size Calculations (For All Lenses) . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Converting Between Diagonal Size
and Width or Height. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Converting Between 16:9 and 4:3 Image Sizes. . . . . . . 115
Installing the Rear Cable Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Installing Multiple Projectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Appendix B: Technical Specifications . . . . . . 117
Appendix C: Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Remote Control Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
FCC Compliance Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
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Welcome
The EPSON
® PowerLite®
8300i is a theater-grade projector that
offers up to 5200 ANSI lumens of brightness. Images are displayed at
a resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels, and the 1.4-inch LCD provides an
unprecedented 1200:1 contrast ratio (1500:1 in low-brightness mode)
for incredibly rich images. From auditoriums to conference rooms,
your full-color presentations will be vivid and clear even in bright
indoor environments.
Your projector includes these outstanding features:
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Connectivity
Your EPSON PowerLite projector can be connected to four
computer sources and five video sources (up to a total of six
sources at the same time). You can include an independent sound
channel for each of the six sources. A preview feature lets you see
all the sources at a glance, so you can easily switch between them.
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Complete control
Use the remote control to take charge of your presentation. Freeze
the action, zoom in on part of the picture, or display a
picture-in-picture video. Use the remote as a pointer, or to draw
on the screen. You can even use it in place of your computer’s
mouse to control your computer and change slides in
PowerPoint.®
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EasyManagement
With the projector’s EasyManagement™ system, you can use a
Windows® PC to remotely monitor and control the projector.
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EasyMP.net™ (optional; see page 12)
The optional EasyMP.net offers you a premium network solution:
web browsing, remote desktop client access, projection over an
802.11b wireless network, and storage of Microsoft® PowerPoint
slideshows on a memory card for computer-free presentations.
Welcome 7
Using Your Documentation
This book contains all the information you need to set up and use
your projector. Please follow these guidelines as you read through it:
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Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
■
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
■
Notes contain important information about your projector.
Getting More Information
Need tips on giving presentations? Quick steps for setting up your
projector? Here’s where you can look for help:
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presentersonline.com
Includes a library of articles covering presentation tips, tricks, and
technology. The site provides templates, clip art and sound clips,
as well as Presenters Services to use on the road. Even more
resources and services are available if you register to join the
Presenters Club®—and it’s free.
need help?
If you still need help after
checking this User’s Guide
and the sources listed here,
you can use the EPSON
PrivateLine Support service
to get help fast. Call (800)
637-7661 and enter the
PIN on the card in your
Start Here kit. Or take
advantage of EPSON’s
automated support services
24 hours a day. See
page 110 for more
information.
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Welcome
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Quick Setup sheet
Gives you basic instructions on connecting to a laptop.
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Start Here kit
Includes this User’s Guide, your Quick Setup sheet, warranty
brochures, and EPSON PrivateLine® Support card. Keep the
folder with your projector at all times.
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Built-in help system
Provides assistance for common problems. Available from the
Help button on the projector or the remote control.
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support.epson.com
Download FAQs and e-mail your questions to EPSON support.
Registration and Warranty
Your projector comes with a basic carry-in warranty as well as an
international warranty that let you project with confidence anywhere
in the world. For details, see page 128 and the warranty brochure
included in your Start Here kit.
In addition, for customers who register their projector, EPSON offers
free Extra CareSM Road Service. In the unlikely event of an equipment
failure, you won’t have to wait for your unit to be repaired. Instead,
EPSON will ship you a replacement unit anywhere in the United
States or Canada, usually via overnight delivery. See the brochure in
your Start Here kit for details.
To register, simply fill out the registration card included in your Start
Here kit and mail it to EPSON. Or you can register online at
http://epsonwebreg.info2.net/. Registering also lets you receive special
updates on new accessories, products, and service.
Welcome 9
Unpacking the Projector
After unpacking the projector, make sure you have all the parts shown
below:
Projector*
Rear cable cover
Projector software
CD-ROM
Remote control
AA batteries
Power cord
Computer VGA cable
Audio (stereo
mini-jack) cable
USB cable
* Remove plastic film from projector’s control panel.
Save all packaging in case you need to ship the projector. Always use
the original packaging (or the equivalent) when you need to send the
projector to another location.
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Welcome
Additional Components
The projector comes with the cables you need for most computer or
laptop setups. Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you
may need additional components:
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To connect to a video player, you may need one of these cables:
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RCA video cable
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S-video cable
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BNC cable
These cables are usually included with your video player; check
the appropriate section in Chapter 1 to make sure of the kind of
cable you need. You may be able to purchase it from EPSON (see
page 12) or from your video dealer.
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To receive stereo sound from a video player, you’ll need a
dual-RCA cable, available from most electronics dealers.
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To connect a computer to the projector’s Digital Video Interface
(DVI) port, you’ll need a DVI-D dual-link digital video cable,
available from EPSON (see page 12); an optional DVI to DFP
cable is also available.
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Some older PowerBooks and Macintosh desktop models may
need a video-out cable (provided by Apple®) or the Macintosh
adapter set shown on page 26 (available from EPSON; see
page 12). Older iMac systems may need a special adapter to
provide a VGA output port; see your computer dealer.
Welcome 11
Optional Accessories
To enhance your use of the projector, EPSON provides the following
optional accessories:
Product
Product no.
Replacement lamp and air filter
V13H010L23
Air filter set
V13H134A02
EasyMP.net network option board
V12H114P01
Mounting hardware:
Ceiling mount
Suspension adapter
False ceiling plate
ELPMB41
ELPMBAPL
ELPMBFCP
Projection screens:
50-inch portable screen
60-inch portable pop-up screen
80-inch portable pop-up screen
ELPSC06
ELPSC07
ELPSC08
Lenses:
Rear-projection wide lens
Wide zoom lens
Standard zoom lens
Middle throw zoom lens (2.42 to 3.67:1)
Middle throw zoom lens (3.57 to 5.45:1)
Long throw zoom lens
V12H004R02
V12H004W02
V12H004S02
V12H004M01
V12H004M02
V12H004L04
Cables:
Component video cable (3RCA–VGA)
S-video cable
DVI to DVI cable, 10 ft
DVI to DFP cable, 10 ft
ELPKC19
ELPSV01
ELPKC20
ELPKC21
Macintosh adapter set (monitor and desktop adapter)
ELPAP01
Remote control cable set
ELPKC28
Distribution amplifier
ELPDA01
ATA shipping case
ELPKS47
Kensington®
ELPSL01
security lock
High resolution document imager
High resolution document camera
ELPDC02
V12H064020
You can purchase these accessories from your dealer, by calling
EPSON at (800) 873-7766, or by visiting the EPSON StoreSM at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
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Welcome
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Setting Up the Projector
T
his chapter gives you basic information on setting up the projector:
where to position it and how to connect it to a video source (such as a
VCR or DVD player) or to a laptop or desktop computer.
Follow the instructions in this chapter on:
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Positioning the projector
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Connecting to video equipment
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Connecting to a computer
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Connecting an external monitor
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Playing sound through the projector
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Using the remote control as a wireless mouse
Setting Up the Projector 13
Positioning the Projector
note
You can mount the projector
on the ceiling, or place it
behind a translucent screen
for rear projection. See
page 111 for details.
If you’re setting up the projector yourself
and it isn’t already installed in the theater
or conference room you’re using, you’ll
probably want to place it on a table in front
of the screen, as shown. a
This lets you stand in the front of the
room, face the audience, and remain
close enough to the equipment to be able
to control it. Try to leave as much space as possible between the
projector and the screen to get a good-size image.
If you’re using the standard lens, refer to the figure below to help you
determine placement. (For detailed guidelines on placing the projector
with any lens, see page 112.) Note that image size increases with
distance, but can vary depending on how you’ve adjusted the optical
zoom and other settings.
TBD
37 to 50 ft
7 to 10 ft
3 to 5 ft
approx. distance
from screen
Also keep these considerations in mind:
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Setting Up the Projector
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Place the projector on a sturdy, level surface.
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Make sure there is plenty of space for ventilation around and
under the projector. Do not set the projector on top of loose
papers that could block the vents under the projector.
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Make sure the projector is within 10 feet of a grounded electrical
outlet or extension cord.
Ideally, you should place the projector directly in front of the center of
the screen, facing it toward the screen squarely. If the projector isn’t
positioned this way, the image will be “keystone” shaped, instead of
square or rectangular. If this happens, you can use the projector’s
Quick Corner™ function to readjust the shape (see page 40).
Projector
Screen
note
Overhead View
You can place the projector anywhere between the bottom and top
of the screen, and then use the Lens Shift to raise or lower the image
(see page 39).
After positioning the
projector, you may want to
connect a Kensington
MicroSaver® anti-theft
device to the lock port on the
projector’s left side. You can
purchase this from EPSON;
see “Optional Accessories” on
page 12.
Ideal
height
Screen
Side View
If you place the projector below screen level, you’ll have to tilt it up by
extending its feet. This causes the image to lose its square shape, but
you can correct the distortion by pressing the Keystone button as
described on page 40.
Setting Up the Projector 15
Connecting to Video Equipment
You can connect up to five video sources to the projector at the same
time. Before starting, look at your video equipment to determine its
available video-output connections:
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If your video player has a yellow RCA video output connector, see
“Connecting a Composite Video Source” on page 17.
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If your video player has an S-video connector, see “Connecting an
S-video Source” on page 18.
S-video connector
(4-pin mini-DIN)
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If your video player has a component video port (three connectors
labeled either Y/Cb/Cr or Y/Pb/Pr), see “Connecting a
Component Video Source” on page 19.
BNC connector
(component video)
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If your video player has an RGB video port (either a single
connector for a VGA monitor cable, or three connectors labeled
R/G/B), see “Connecting an RGB Video Source” on page 20.
RCA connector
(composite video)
VGA connector
(RGB video)
Note that connecting a cable for RGB video provides the highest
quality of video transfer; component video is the next-best system,
followed by S-video and finally composite video (using an RCA
cable).
After connecting any video cables, you may also want to:
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Setting Up the Projector
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connect a monitor to the projector so you can view your
presentation close-up as well as on-screen; see page 28
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connect an audio cable to play sound through the projector; see
page 29
Connecting a Composite Video Source
1. Locate an RCA video cable (one is usually provided with your
video equipment).
2. Connect the cable to the yellow video output connector on your
player and the yellow Video connector on the projector:
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 29 for
instructions on connecting an audio cable.
4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2
for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the
image. Once the projector is turned on, be sure to select Video as
the source to see your image (see page 34).
Setting Up the Projector 17
Connecting an S-video Source
1. Locate an S-video cable (one is usually provided with your video
equipment, or you can purchase it from EPSON; see page 12).
2. Connect the cable to the S-video connector on your player and
the S-Video connector on the projector:
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 29 for
instructions on connecting an audio cable.
4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2
for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the
image. Once the projector is turned on, be sure to select S-Video
as the source to see your image (see page 34).
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting a Component Video Source
1. Locate a component video cable (one may be included with your
video equipment).
BNC adapters
Look at the connectors at one end of the cable. If they are
bayonet-style (BNC) connectors, continue on to the next step. If
they are RCA connectors, you’ll need to attach commercially
available BNC adapters to plug the cable into your projector.
2. Connect the cable (with the adapters) to your player and the BNC
connectors on the projector. Match the Y/Cb/Cr (or Y/Pb/Pr)
connectors on your player to the corresponding connectors on the
projector.
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 29 for
instructions on connecting an audio cable.
4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2
for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the
image. Once the projector is turned on, be sure to do the
following:
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Enter the projector’s Setting menu, then change the BNC
Input setting to YCbCr or YPbPr, as needed (see page 70).
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After exiting the menu system, select BNC as the source to see
your image (see page 34).
Setting Up the Projector 19
Connecting an RGB Video Source
Follow these instructions to connect the projector to a video player
that has an RGB video output port. Depending on the type of
connector on your player, you’ll need to use the appropriate cable:
■
If your player has a single VGA connector, see below.
■
If your player has three connectors labeled R/G/B, see
“Connecting Using a BNC Cable” on page 21.
Connecting Using a VGA Computer Cable
1. Locate the VGA computer cable provided with the projector.
2. Connect the cable to the video port on your player and the
Computer 1 or Computer 2 port on the projector.
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 29 for
instructions on connecting an audio cable.
4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2
for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the
image. Once the projector is turned on, be sure to:
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■
Enter the projector’s Setting menu, then change the
Computer1 Input (or Computer2 Input) setting to
RGB-Video (see page 70).
■
After exiting the menu system, select Computer 1 (or
Computer 2) as the source to see your image (see page 34).
Connecting Using a BNC Cable
1. Locate a BNC video cable (one may be included with your video
equipment).
2. Connect the cable to your player and the corresponding R/G/B
connectors on the projector.
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 29 for
instructions on connecting an audio cable.
4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2
for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the
image. Once the projector is turned on, be sure to:
■
Enter the projector’s Setting menu, then change the BNC
Input setting to RGB-Video (see page 70).
■
After exiting the menu system, select BNC as the source to see
your image (see page 34).
Setting Up the Projector 21
Connecting to a Computer
note
The projector accepts a wide
range of resolutions and
video formats. For best
results, set your computer to
output video at the
projector’s native display
resolution (1024 × 768).
See page 120 for
instructions.
You can connect the PowerLite projector to any computer that has a
standard VGA, BNC, or DVI-D (or DFP) dual-link monitor port,
including desktop models, PC notebook and laptop computers,
Macintosh PowerBooks and iBooks, and hand-held devices. (Some
proprietary video ports may require a special adapter.) You can
connect up to four computers at the same time:
■
To connect to the Computer 1 or Computer 2 port (standard
VGA cable connection), see page 23.
■
To connect using the BNC port, see page 24.
■
To connect using the DVI (Digital Video Interface) port, see
page 25.
After connecting any video cables, you may also want to:
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Setting Up the Projector
■
connect a USB cable so you can use the remote control as a
mouse; see page 27
■
connect a monitor to the projector so you can view your
presentation close-up as well as on-screen (not necessary if you’re
using a laptop); see page 28
■
connect an audio cable to play computer audio; see page 29
Connecting to the Computer 1 or 2 Port
Follow these instructions to connect to one or both of the projector’s
Computer ports:
1. Locate the computer VGA computer cable that came with the
projector.
2. Connect one end of the cable to the projector’s Computer 1 or
Computer 2 port.
note
3. Connect the other end to your computer’s video-out or monitor
port.
4. Optionally, you can connect an external monitor (see page 28),
play sound through the projector (see page 29), or connect a USB
cable to use the remote control as a mouse (see page 27).
5. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2
for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the
image. Once the projector is turned on, be sure to:
■
Enter the projector’s Setting menu, then make sure the
Computer1 Input (or Computer 2 Input) is set to
Analog-RGB (this is the default setting; see page 70).
■
After exiting the menu system, select Computer 1 (or
Computer 2) as the source to see your image (see page 34).
If you’re using a PowerBook
or an older Macintosh and
you can’t connect the cable
to your computer, you may
need to use the Macintosh
desktop adapter as shown on
page 26 (available from
EPSON; see page 12).
Setting Up the Projector 23
Connecting to the BNC Port
1. Depending on your computer’s connection, obtain the correct
type of BNC cable (these cables are commercially available):
■
If your computer has a VGA port, use a VGA–5BNC cable.
■
If your computer provides video output through BNC
connectors, use a 5BNC–5BNC cable.
2. Connect the cable to the projector’s BNC port as shown. Connect
the red, green, and blue connectors to the corresponding R, G,
and B ports on the projector. Then plug the remaining two
connectors into the corresponding H/C Sync and V Sync ports.
note
The connectors on your cable
may be labelled, or they may
be color-coded (black for
H/C Sync and gray for
V Sync).
R
G
B
3. Connect the other end to your computer’s video-out or monitor
port.
4. Optionally, you can connect an external monitor (see page 28),
play sound through the projector (see page 29), or connect a USB
cable to use the remote control as a mouse (see page 27).
5. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2
for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the
image. Once the projector is turned on, be sure to:
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Setting Up the Projector
■
Enter the projector’s Setting menu, then make sure the BNC
Input is set to Analog-RGB (this is the default setting; see
page 70).
■
After exiting the menu system, select BNC as the source to see
your image (see page 34).
Connecting to the DVI Port
1. Obtain a DVI-D dual-link digital video cable (this cable is
commercially available). Note that various types of DVI cables are
offered on the market, so it’s important to select the correct one
(see page 12).
note
An optional DVI to DFP
cable is available from
EPSON; see page 12.
2. Connect the cable to the projector’s DVI port as shown.
3. Connect the other end to your computer’s DVI port.
4. Optionally, you can connect an external monitor (see page 28),
play sound through the projector (see page 29), or connect a USB
cable to use the remote control as a mouse (see page 27).
5. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2
for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the
image. Once the projector is turned on, be sure to select DVI as
the source to see your image (see page 34).
Setting Up the Projector 25
Using the Macintosh Desktop Adapter
If you have an older desktop Macintosh or PowerBook, the VGA
cable may not fit when you try to connect it. If so, you’ll need to use
a Macintosh desktop adapter to connect the VGA cable to your
computer (available from EPSON; see page 12).
1. To use the adapter, remove its cover as
shown and set its DIP switches according
to the resolution you want to use, such as
16-inch mode. See your Macintosh
documentation for instructions.
2. Replace the cover and connect the adapter
to the VGA cable. Then plug the cable
(with the adapter) into the video port on
your Macintosh.
3. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting the Cable for Remote Mouse
Control
If you’ve connected a computer as described in this chapter, you
can use the projector’s remote control as a wireless mouse. This lets
you control your computer and click through slideshow-style
presentations, such as PowerPoint, from up to 30 feet away.
To use the wireless mouse function, your system must have a USB
port and one of these operating systems:
Windows
Macintosh
Windows 98, 2000, Me, and XP
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.2, OS X
1. Locate the USB cable that came with your projector.
2. Connect the square end of the cable to the projector’s
port.
USB
note
For details on using the
remote control in place of
your computer’s mouse, see
page 58.
Use to move
cursor
USB cable
3. Connect the flat end of the cable to an available USB port on your
laptop or desktop computer.
4. If necessary, configure your computer to work with an external
USB mouse.
Left-click
Right-click
Setting Up the Projector 27
Connecting an External Monitor
note
The monitor can display
images from any connected
computer or video source.
Some LCD monitors may
not be able to display the
image correctly. If you have
trouble displaying the
image, connect a multiscan
monitor. If you’re projecting
computer images, make sure
the computer’s refresh rate is
set to 65 Hz or greater.
If you want to monitor your presentation close-up (on a monitor
placed beside the projector) as well as on the screen, you can connect
an external monitor. You can use it to check on your presentation or
switch between picture sources even if you’ve pressed the A/V Mute
button to turn off projection on the screen.
To attach an external monitor, connect it to the projector’s Monitor
Out port, as shown:
External monitor
Follow these guidelines to view images on the monitor:
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Setting Up the Projector
■
The monitor displays the currently selected video source. Press the
Preview button if you want to display all the active sources at the
same time (see page 52).
■
To be able to view (or preview) images on the monitor after
pressing A/V Mute, first make sure the necessary setting is
enabled. Enter the projector’s Setting menu, then set the A/V
Mute option to Black (if it’s set to Blue or Logo, you won’t be
able to view images from a connected source after pressing A/V
Mute); see page 60.
■
You can also view images on the monitor while the projector is in
standby mode (plugged in but not turned on), if the Standby
Mode setting has been set to Network ON (see page 71).
Playing Sound Through the Projector
You can play sound through the projector’s speaker system, or you can
attach an external speaker system. (Attaching speakers to the projector
instead of directly to the audio source lets you use the projector’s
remote control to adjust the sound.)
Connecting Audio Equipment to the Projector
To play sound through the projector, follow these steps:
1. Locate the appropriate audio cable (a stereo mini-jack cable for
connecting computer audio is included with the projector).
Which cable you use depends on how your equipment is
connected:
■
■
If you have a computer connected to the Computer 1,
Computer 2, or DVI port, use the stereo mini-jack cable.
If you have video equipment connected to the Video, BNC,
or S-Video port, use an RCA stereo cable.
note
If your computer is
connected to the BNC port,
you’ll need to use an adapter
to connect the audio cable.
2. Connect the audio cable to the jack(s) corresponding to the
connected video source.
Audio jacks for
stereo mini-jack cable
Audio jacks for
RCA cables
3. Connect the other end of the cable to the audio-output
connector(s) on your computer or video equipment.
note
For details on adjusting the
sound, see page 55.
Setting Up the Projector 29
Connecting External Speakers
To connect speakers to the projector, follow these steps:
1. Obtain the appropriate cable to connect your speakers.
Speaker systems come with a variety of jacks. Depending on your
system, you may be able to use a stereo mini-jack cable (such as
the one included with the projector), or you may have to purchase
a special cable or use an adapter to connect to your speakers.
2. Connect the stereo mini-jack end of the audio cable to the Audio
Out port on the projector.
3. Connect the other end of the cable to your speaker system. You
may need to use an adapter to make the connection.
The projector’s internal speaker system is disabled while sound is
output to the external speakers.
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Setting Up the Projector
1
Displaying and Adjusting
the Image
W
hether you’re presenting from a computer or video equipment,
or with the optional EasyMP.net, you need to follow some basic steps
to display your image on the screen.
Follow the guidelines in this chapter to:
■
Turn on the projector and select the image source
■
Adjust the image
■
Shut down the projector
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 31
Projecting the Image
Make sure your projector and other equipment are set up as described
in Chapter 1. Then follow the instructions below to start the projector
and display an image.
Turning on the Projector
If you turn on your connected computer or video equipment before
starting the projector, the projector automatically detects and displays
the image source. If you turn on the projector first, or have multiple
pieces of connected equipment, you may have to select the image
source manually (see page 34).
Follow these steps to turn on the projector:
note
To shut down the projector,
see page 43. Shutting down
the projector correctly
prevents premature lamp
failure and possible damage
from overheating.
1. Remove the lens cap.
2. Plug in the projector, as shown below.
The Ppower light stops flashing and remains orange.
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3. Press the red P Power button on top of the projector—or press
the P Power button on the remote control.
(If this is your first time using the remote control, make sure the
batteries are installed and the power switch on the side of the
remote is turned on; see page 46.)
Turn on
remote
Power button
The Ppower light flashes green as the projector warms up, and an
image begins to appear after about 30 seconds. When the
Ppower light stops flashing and remains green (in about a
minute) the projector is ready for use.
4. If you’ve connected a Windows-based computer to the projector,
you may see a New Hardware Wizard saying your computer has
found a plug-and-play monitor; if so, click Cancel.
warning
Never look into the lens
when the lamp is on. This
can damage your eyes, and is
especially dangerous for
children.
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 33
Selecting the Image Source
note
To focus and adjust the
image, see page 38. If a
projected image fails to
appear, see page 35 for help.
Selecting the image source lets you switch between images input from
different pieces of equipment connected to the projector (such as a
computer or DVD player), or turn on EasyMP.net if that option has
been installed.
If you don’t see the image you want, select it using the Source
buttons either on the projector or the remote control.
The Source buttons work as follows:
■
note
You can also preview all
sources on one screen to help
you select the desired source
(see page 52).
The projector has two Source buttons. Use the Computer/DVI
button to switch between equipment connected to the
Computer 1, Computer 2, and DVI ports (or to select
EasyMP.net, if that option has been installed).
Use the Video/BNC button to switch between equipment
connected to the Video, S-Video, and BNC ports.
■
The remote control has seven Source buttons. Use them to
switch between equipment connected to the port identified on
each button.
Note that the Computer 1, Computer 2, and BNC ports can be set up
to use different input signals (for example, Analog RGB or RGB
Video)—so if you have equipment connected to one of these ports, it’s
important to make sure the correct signal is selected to match the
equipment you’re using. You can select the input signal settings using
the projector’s menu system; see page 70.
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Displaying and Adjusting the Image
Troubleshooting Display Problems
Follow these guidelines if you’re having trouble displaying an image.
You Can’t Project an Image
If you see a blank screen or a blue screen with the No Signal message,
try the following:
■
Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described in
Chapter 1.
■
Make sure the power light is green and not flashing and the lens
cover is off.
■
If you’ve connected more than one computer and/or video source,
you may need to press one of the Source buttons on the
projector’s control panel or the remote control to select the
correct source. (Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up
after pressing the button.)
■
If you’re using a PC laptop, press the function key on your
keyboard that lets you display on an external monitor. It may be
labeled CRT/LCD or have an icon such as
. You may have to
hold down the Fn key while pressing it. Allow a few seconds for
the projector to sync up after changing the setting.
No Signal
The Projector and Laptop Don’t Display the
Same Image
If you’re projecting from a laptop, and you don’t see the same image
on the projection screen and on your computer screen, follow these
guidelines.
If you’re using a PC laptop:
■
On most systems, there’s a function key that lets you toggle
between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at
the same time. It may be labeled CRT/LCD or with an icon such as
. You may have to hold down the Fn key while pressing it.
Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after changing
the setting.
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 35
■
If the function key doesn’t permit you to display simultaneously
on both screens, you should check your monitor settings to make
sure both the LCD screen and the external monitor port are
enabled.
From the Control Panel, open the Display utility. In the Display
Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab, then click
Advanced. The method for adjusting the settings varies by
brand; you may need to click a Monitor tab, then make sure the
external Monitor port is set as your primary display and/or
enabled. See your computer’s documentation or online help for
details.
If you're using Macintosh OS X:
You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen
as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps:
1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences, then select
Displays.
2. Make sure the VGA Display or Color LCD dialog box is selected.
3. Click the Arrange (or Arrangement) tab.
Select the
VGA Display
dialog box
Make sure
Mirror Displays
is checked
4. Make sure the Mirror Displays checkbox is selected.
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Displaying and Adjusting the Image
If you’re using OS 8.6 to 9.x:
You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen
as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps:
1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then click
Monitors or Monitors and Sound.
2. Click the Arrange icon.
Click here
Drag one monitor
icon on top of
the other
3. Drag one monitor icon on top of the other.
If the Arrange option isn’t available, you may need to select one of the
Simulscan resolution settings:
1. Click the Monitor icon.
Click here
Select a
Simulscan
resolution
2. Select a Simulscan resolution as shown. (Allow a few seconds for
the projector to sync up after making the selection.)
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 37
Adjusting the Image
Once you see your image, you need to make certain adjustments:
■
To focus or zoom your image, see below.
■
If the image is too high or too low, you can reposition it. See
page 39.
■
If the image isn’t square, see page 40.
■
If a computer image displays incorrectly, see page 42.
If you want to fine-tune the image and/or sound, see Chapter 4.
Focusing and Zooming Your Image
note
The Focus and Zoom
buttons won’t work when
the wide-angle rear
projection lens is installed.
Use the Focus buttons on the remote control (or on the projector) to
sharpen the image.
Use the Zoom buttons to reduce or enlarge the image.
Focus
Zoom
If the image still isn’t large enough, you may need to move the
projector farther away from the screen. You can also use the E-Zoom
buttons on the remote control to zoom in on a portion of the image.
See page 53 for instructions.
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Displaying and Adjusting the Image
Adjusting the Height of Your Image
If the image is too low on the screen, you can raise it using the Lens
Shift. This is the best method for adjusting the height of the image. If
you need to raise the image further, you can tilt the projector upward
by extending the feet.
Using the Lens Shift
To raise or lower the image, use the Lens Shift buttons on the remote
control (or on the projector).
note
The Lens Shift buttons
won’t work when the
wide-angle rear projection
lens is installed.
Lens Shift
Raising the Projector’s Feet
If you need to raise the image further, you can incline the projector:
1. Stand behind the projector. Press the foot release buttons on each
side and lift the front of the projector.
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 39
2. Once the image is positioned where you want it, release the
buttons to lock the feet in position.
Projector foot
3. If necessary, you can level the picture or fine-tune the height by
turning the projector feet.
Raising the projector causes the image to distort or “keystone,” but
you can manually correct the shape as described in the next section.
Adjusting the Image Shape
In most cases, you can maintain a square or rectangular image by
placing the projector directly in front of the center of the screen and
using the Lens Shift (instead of tilting the projector upward) to adjust
the image height.
If this isn’t possible, use one of these methods to correct the image
shape:
■
If the image tapers inward on the right and left sides only, use
Keystone correction as described below.
■
If the image looks uneven on all sides, you can adjust its shape
using Quick Corner (see page 41).
You cannot use both Keystone correction and Quick Corner at the
same time.
Using Keystone Correction
To adjust your image when the right and left sides are uneven, do one
of the following:
note
■
The image will be slightly
shorter after adjusting. If it’s
important to maintain the
correct aspect ratio, use the
menu system to perform
Keystone correction, then
adjust the Height setting as
needed (see page 41).
40
Use the Keystone buttons on the projector’s control panel to
adjust the image shape.
Keystone buttons
Displaying and Adjusting the Image
■
Or press the Menu button on the remote control,
select the Setting menu, and press Enter. From
the Setting menu, select Keystone and press
Enter. Then select V-Keystone and press Enter.
Adjust the setting as needed.
When corrected, the image will be slightly
shorter. If necessary, you can stretch the image to
its proper size using the Height setting.
Using Quick Corner
Menu button
Use Quick Corner to correct the image shape when it’s uneven on all
sides.
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control (or on the
projector’s control panel).
2. Select the Setting menu and press Enter.
note
For more information on
using the menu system, see
page 62.
3. From the Setting menu, select Keystone and press Enter.
4. Select Quick Corner and press Enter.
You see this screen:
5. Press the Enter button to select the corner you want to adjust.
6. Use the
pointer button on the remote control (or the arrow
buttons on the projector) to adjust the shape.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 as needed to adjust any remaining corners.
8. When done, press ESC to exit the menu system.
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 41
Correcting Computer Images
If you’ve connected a computer and the image doesn’t look right, or it
doesn’t fit properly on the screen, press the Auto button on the
remote control (or the Auto/Enter button on the projector’s
control panel). This automatically resets the projector’s tracking, sync,
resolution, and position settings.
note
You must be projecting an
image for this button to have
any effect. The Auto button
works only with computer
images.
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Displaying and Adjusting the Image
Auto button
Shutting Down the Projector
note
When you’ve finished using the projector, follow the recommended
procedure to shut it down. This extends the life of the lamp and
protects the projector from possible overheating.
1. If you’ve connected a computer or laptop, shut it down first;
otherwise you may not be able to see your computer’s display to
shut it down properly.
2. To turn off the projector, press the red P Power button on the
projector or remote control.
Power button
You see a confirmation message. (If you don’t want to turn it off,
press any other button.)
When the projector has not
received any input signals
for 30 minutes, it
automatically turns off the
projector lamp and enters
“sleep mode.” This conserves
electricity, cools the
projector, and extends the
life of the lamp. If you want
to start projecting again,
press the Power button. If
you are done using the
projector, unplug the power
cord. To turn off sleep mode,
see page 72. If Standby
Mode has been set to
Network ON (see page 71),
the lamp will turn off but
the projector will not go into
full sleep mode.
Power OFF?
button
Yes : Press
No : Press any other button
3. Press the Power button again. The power light flashes orange for
about a minute as the projector cools down. After the projector
has cooled, the orange light stays on and the exhaust fan shuts off.
If you want to turn the projector on again, wait until the orange
light stops flashing. Then press the Power button.
4. Turn off and disconnect any equipment plugged into the
projector.
5. If you extended the feet, press the side buttons to retract them.
6. Replace the lens cap and unplug the power cord.
caution
To avoid damaging the
projector or lamp, never
unplug the power cord when
the power light is green or
flashing orange.
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1
Giving Your Presentation
T
he projector includes a number of tools to enhance your
presentation. All of them can be accessed using the remote control,
which lets you operate the projector from anywhere in the room—up
to 30 feet away.
note
For information and
resources to help you give
the most professional
presentation, be sure to visit
presentersonline.com.
You can use the remote control to adjust the picture and sound
(page 51), or as a pointer or drawing tool to highlight your
presentation (page 56). You can also use it as a wireless mouse when
projecting from a computer (page 58); this lets you easily change
slides, for example, when giving presentations in PowerPoint.
To further enhance your presentation, you can create a customized
screen to display a picture or company logo (page 59), and then use it
as the startup screen or the screen you see when you press the
A/V Mute button.
This chapter covers:
■
Activating and using the remote control
■
Controlling the picture and sound
■
Highlighting your presentation
■
Operating your computer with the remote control
■
Creating your own startup screen
Giving Your Presentation 45
Activating and Using the Remote
Control
The remote control has an on/off switch on its side, as shown. Before
using the remote, make sure batteries are installed as described on
page 50, then push up on the on/off switch to turn it on.
On/off switch
note
If the
pointer button is
pressed longer than 10
seconds, the remote control
stops operating to conserve
power. Releasing the button
resumes normal operation.
46
Turn off the remote control before transporting or storing it; this
prevents the batteries from discharging if something presses against
one of the buttons.
Here are some additional tips:
■
Point the remote control either at the front or back of the
projector, or at the screen.
■
Stand within about 30 feet of the projector. If you want to operate
the projector from a greater distance, a remote control cable set is
available (see page 12).
■
When presenting in a darkened room, press the light button to
make the buttons on the remote light up temporarily.
■
Avoid using the remote under bright fluorescent lamps or in
direct sunlight, or the projector may not respond properly.
Giving Your Presentation
Using the Navigation Buttons
The remote control has various buttons that let you navigate the
projector’s help and menu systems; they also let you use the drawing
tools to highlight your presentation. If you’ve connected a computer,
the buttons can be used in place of your computer’s mouse, letting
you walk about freely while controlling your presentation.
note
If you’ve installed the
EasyMP.net option, you can
also use these buttons to
control the EasyMP features.
Pointer button
(controls cursor
movement)
Enter button
ESC button
For details on using the buttons to control specific features, see the
following sections:
■
to highlight your presentation, see page 56
■
to use the remote control in place of your computer’s mouse,
see page 58
■
to navigate the projector’s menu system, see page 62
note
The projector has equivalent
buttons that you can use on
its control panel:
ESC
button
Arrow buttons
Enter button
Giving Your Presentation 47
Controlling Multiple Projectors
If you’re using more than one projector, you can control all the
projectors—or just selected ones—by using the projector ID system.
To operate a projector, you have to set the remote control’s ID to
match that of the projector. Or you can control all of the projectors
simultaneously by setting the remote control’s ID to zero.
Setting the Projector ID
The projector’s default ID is 1. If you need to change it, follow these
steps:
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control.
You see the projector’s menu screen.
2. Enter the Advanced2 menu and highlight Projector ID.
Video
Brightness Control : High
Audio
Projector ID
Network
:1
Setting
COM Port
P
: RS-232C
User's Logo
: ON
BNC Sync Termination
minationColor
Temp.OFFRGB
Advanced1
Reset
Effect
Low
Setting
Setting
USB
Execute
Advanced2
About
Reset All
[ ESC ]: Retur
Return [
/
]: Select [
]: Set
3. Press the right or left side of the
decrease the ID value.
[Menu]: Exit
pointer button to increase or
4. Press Enter to set the value.
5. When done, press ESC to exit the menu system.
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Setting the Remote Control ID
The remote control’s default ID is zero. If you need to change it,
follow these steps:
1. Press the ID button on the remote control. You see it light up.
2. Press one of the numbered buttons on the remote control to select
the desired ID (0 through 9). Select zero to control all projectors,
or select a number to match the ID of the projector(s) you want to
operate.
Nine
0
Zero
The ID button’s light shuts off and the new ID is registered.
If you would like to check the remote control’s current ID, do the
following:
1. Press the ID button twice in succession. After a moment, the
button flashes.
2. Count the number of flashes; this number corresponds to the
remote control’s ID.
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Replacing the Batteries
If the projector stops responding to the remote control, check the
following:
■
Make sure the remote control’s on/off switch (shown on page 46)
is in the ON position.
■
Press the light button and check to see if the buttons on the
remote control light up. (If you’re in a bright room, you may not
be able to see them light.)
caution
If the buttons do not light up, replace the batteries as described below:
When replacing batteries,
take the following
precautions:
1. Turn the remote control over.
Replace the batteries as
soon as they run out. If the
batteries leak, wipe away
battery fluid with a soft
cloth. If fluid gets on your
hands, wash immediately.
■
Do not expose batteries to
heat or flame.
■
2. Slide the battery compartment
cover open.
3. Install two AA batteries, inserting
the flat (negative) ends in first.
Dispose of used batteries
according to local
regulations.
■
Remove the batteries if
you won’t be using the
projector for a long period of
time.
■
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Controlling the Picture and Sound
You can preview and select your picture sources, temporarily turn off
the picture and sound, freeze the action, zoom in on the picture,
display a picture-in-picture image, and adjust the brightness and
volume.
note
You can fine-tune the
picture and sound quality as
described in Chapter 4.
Switching Between Picture Sources
If your projector is connected to more than one computer and/or
video source, you can switch between the different sources:
■
On the projector’s control panel, there are two Source buttons:
Press the Computer/DVI button to switch between equipment
connected to the Computer 1, Computer 2, and DVI ports (or to
select EasyMP.net, if that option has been installed). Or press the
Video/BNC button to switch between equipment connected to
the Video, S-Video, and BNC ports.
■
On the remote control, there are seven Source buttons. Use them
to switch between equipment connected to the port identified on
each button.
Note that the Computer 1, Computer 2, and BNC ports can be set up
to use different input signals (for example, Analog RGB or RGB
Video)—so if you have equipment connected to one of these ports, it’s
important to make sure the correct signal is selected to match the
equipment you’re using. You can change the input signal settings
using the projector’s menu system; see page 70.
Source buttons
After you select a source, the screen goes dark for a moment before the
image appears.
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Previewing Picture Sources
You can use the Preview function to help you select the image source.
1. Press Preview on the remote control.
Preview
You see the currently selected source displayed in the main
window, as shown. All other sources (including the currently
selected source) are displayed in smaller preview windows on the
right side and at the bottom. If no equipment is connected to a
port, or if there is no incoming signal, the preview window for
that source appears blank.
note
Movies are displayed as
still images on the preview
screen.
Currently
selected source
note
A red highlight surrounds
the preview window for the
currently selected source.
You can use the
pointer
button on the remote control
to highlight a different
source, and then press Enter
to display it.
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Preview windows
2. Press one of the Source buttons on the remote control to switch
to the desired source. Or press ESC to exit the preview screen
without switching sources.
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Turning Off the Picture and Sound
You can use the A/V Mute button on the remote control to turn off
the image and sound and darken your screen. (If you’ve connected an
external monitor to the projector, it will continue displaying.) This
feature is useful if you want to temporarily redirect your audience’s
attention without the distraction of a bright screen.
■
To turn off the picture, press the A/V Mute button. The screen
goes dark.
■
To turn the image back on, press the button again.
You can also have an image, such as a company logo, display on the
screen whenever you press the A/V Mute button (see page 59).
A/V Mute button
Stopping Action
You can use the remote control to stop the action in your video or
computer image.
■
Press the Freeze button to stop the action and keep the current
image on the screen. The sound continues.
■
Press the Freeze button again to restart it.
Freeze
button
Zooming Your Image
You can zoom in on a portion of the image using the E-Zoom buttons
on the remote control.
1. Press the E-Zoom
button on the remote control.
You see a crosshair indicating the center of the zoom-in area.
2. Use the
E-Zoom
buttons
pointer button to position the crosshair.
3. Continue pressing the E-Zoom
area up to 4×.
button to enlarge the selected
4. While the image is enlarged, you can:
■
Use the
pointer button to pan about.
■
Press the E-Zoom
button to zoom out.
5. When done, press the ESC button to return to the original size.
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Displaying a Picture-in-Picture Video
note
Depending on your
equipment’s ports, you may
be able to connect either a
computer or video player to
the BNC, Computer 1,
and/or Computer 2 port.
See Chapter 1.
If you’re displaying an image from equipment connected to the DVI,
Computer 1, Computer 2, or BNC port, you can open up a smaller
picture-in-picture (P-in-P) window on the screen. This window can
display video from either the Video or S-Video port.
Setting Up the P-in-P Image
Before starting, make sure the computer or video equipment for your
main image is connected to the DVI, Computer 1 or 2, or BNC port,
and the video equipment for the P-in-P window is connected to the
Video or S-Video port. Then select the corresponding video setting:
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control, and enter the
Setting menu.
note
Select Composite if your
P-in-P video equipment is
connected to the Video port.
2. Highlight P in P, use the pointer button to select either
Composite or S-Video, then press Enter.
3. Press ESC to exit the menu system.
Displaying the P-in-P Image
Make sure your main image source is displayed, then follow these
steps to display and use the Picture-in-Picture window:
1. Press the P in P button on the remote control.
2. Use the
pointer button to reposition the video window; use
the E-Zoom buttons to reduce or enlarge it.
3. Once the window is located and sized the way you want it, press
the Enter button; your video continues playing on the screen.
P in P button
Video window
4. When you’re finished viewing the Picture-in-Picture, press the
P in P or pointer button again. The window disappears.
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Adjusting the Brightness
If you’re presenting in a small room, you may find the brightness of
the projector to be too intense. You can adjust it to a more
comfortable level using the projector’s menu system:
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control.
2. To adjust the brightness to a lower, preset level, use the
pointer button to highlight the Advanced2 menu. Press
Enter, select Brightness Control, and then choose High or Low.
3. Press the ESC button when done making the setting.
4. To fine-tune the brightness, use the
pointer button to
highlight the Video menu. Press Enter, select Brightness, then
adjust the brightness level as desired.
5. Press ESC when done to exit the menu system.
Controlling the Volume
To change the volume, press the
or
side of the Volume button.
note
To temporarily shut off the
sound (and picture), press
the A/V Mute button.
Volume
If necessary, you can adjust the tone using the projector’s menu
system. See page 69.
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Highlighting Your Presentation
You can display a pointer to call out something on the screen, or draw
straight or curved lines to emphasize particular points. There are three
preset pointer tools you can choose from, and each one can be
customized for a different look.
Using the Pointer Tool
1. To activate the pointer tool, press the Effect button on the
remote control. A pointer appears on the screen.
Effect
button
Pointer
If you prefer to use a different style of pointer, continue pressing
the Enter button to select the desired style. Three preset
options are available, but you customize the look of each one
(see page 57).
2. Use the
pointer button on the remote control to position the
pointer on the screen.
3. To draw a straight line, place the pointer where you want the line
to begin and press Enter. Move the pointer to where you want the
line to end, and press Enter again.
4. To draw a curved line, place the pointer at the start of the line,
then press and hold the Enter button until it lights. Then use the
pointer button to move the pointer and draw on the screen.
Press ESC when done.
5. If you want to draw additional lines, repeat steps 3 and 4.
6. When done drawing, press ESC to clear the screen.
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Customizing the Pointer Tools
You can customize the shape and size of each of the three pointer
tools, select the color and width of the line made with each pointer,
and set how fast you can move the pointer across the screen.
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control, highlight the
Effect menu, and press Enter.
You see this screen:
Video
Audio
Pointer/Line1
Color :
Zoom Rate : 100% Width :
Color
Pointer/Line2
Setting
:
Color :
Zoom Rate : 100% Width :
Color Mode
Pointer/Line3
Setting
Color :
Zoom Rate : 100% Width :
Effect
Setting
User's Logo
Advanced1
Advanced2
About
Reset All
Pointer Speed
Reset
[
]: Select [
Setting
]: Enter
L
M H
Execute
[Menu]: Exit
2. For each of the three Pointer/Line icons, you can change the
following settings:
■
Shape
Lets you select one of the following pointer shapes:
■
Zoom Rate
Changes the size of the pointer
■
Color
Changes the color of the line you can draw using the pointer
■
Width
Changes the line width
3. You can also change the Pointer Speed setting to adjust how fast
the pointer tool moves across the screen.
4. When done, press ESC to exit from the menu system.
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Operating Your Computer with the
Remote Control
If you’ve connected a computer as described in Chapter 1, you can use
the remote control in place of your computer’s mouse. This gives you
more flexibility when delivering PowerPoint and other slideshow-style
presentations, since you won’t have to stand next to the computer to
change slides.
Use to
move cursor
note
To drag-and-drop, hold
down the Enter button
for about one second until
it lights. Then use the
pointer button to drag
the object. When it’s
positioned where you want
it, press Enter to release it.
Left-click
Right-click
To use the remote control this way, you have to connect a USB cable
between your computer and the projector (see page 27).
While projecting a PowerPoint presentation, this setup also lets you
use the Page buttons to move through your slideshow.
Page up or down
to change slides
in PowerPoint
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Creating Your Own Startup Screen
You can transfer any image from your computer or video source to the
projector, and then use it as your startup screen. You can also use it as
the screen to be displayed when the projector is not receiving a signal
or when you press the A/V Mute button. The image can be a
company logo, slogan, photograph, or any other image you want to
use.
note
You can also turn off the
message you see when there is
no signal, or when you
change picture sources or
color modes (see page 72).
Capturing the Image
Start by displaying the image you want to use. It can be an image from
either a computer or video source such as a DVD player or digital
camera. Then follow these steps to capture the image and transfer it to
the projector:
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control, highlight the
User’s Logo menu, and press Enter.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
User's Logo
Advanced1
Advanced2
About
Reset All
[
]: Select [
Execute
]: Execute
[Menu]: Exit
2. When you see the screen shown at right, select Yes and press
Enter. A selection box displays over the image.
Accept the present image as user’s logo?
3. Use the
pointer button to select the area of the image you
want to use. Then press Enter.
4. When you see the message “Select this image?” highlight Yes and
press Enter.
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5. Use the arrow buttons to select a zoom rate (display size), and
then press Enter.
6. When the message “Save image as user’s logo?” appears, select Yes
and press Enter. Confirm as needed.
Saving the logo may take a few moments. Do not use your
projector or video source (computer, DVD player, etc.) while the
logo is being saved.
7. When you see the message “Completed,” press ESC to return to
the menu screen.
Choosing When to Display the Image
After your image is saved, you can set it up as the startup screen, or the
screen you see when there’s no signal or when you press the A/V Mute
button (see page 53).
1. Press the Menu button to display the menu screen (if not already
displayed).
2. To display your image as the startup screen, highlight the
Advanced 1 menu, then press Enter. Select Startup Screen,
highlight ON, then press Enter.
To display your image on the No-Signal or A/V Mute screen,
continue with the following steps.
3. Highlight the Setting menu, then press Enter.
4. Select the screen(s) on which you want your image to appear:
note
To be able to preview
images on an external
monitor after pressing A/V
Mute (see page 28), select
Black as the A/V Mute
screen color.
■
Highlight No-Signal Msg. if you want to display your image
(instead of a blank screen) when there is no video signal
incoming from the currently selected source.
■
Highlight A/V Mute if you want your image to appear when
you press the A/V Mute button.
5. Select Logo, then press Enter. This sets your image as the screen
to be displayed. (Or select Blue if you prefer to display a blue
screen instead.)
6. When you’re finished, press ESC to exit.
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Y
ou can use the projector’s on-screen menus to adjust the image,
sound, and other features. This chapter covers the following
information:
■
Using the menu system
■
Adjusting the image quality
■
Adjusting the image size, shape, and position
■
Adjust the color
■
Adjusting the sound
■
Customizing projector features
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Using the Menu System
You can use the remote control (or the projector’s control panel) to
access the menus and change settings. Follow these steps:
1. To display the menu screen, press the Menu button.
You see a menu screen similar to the one shown below (the
settings may differ from those shown here, depending on the
selected input source):
Options
Menu button
Menu list
note
You can also use the buttons
on the projector to access the
menu system:
The menus are listed on the left, and the options available for the
highlighted menu are shown on the right.
ESC
button
Menu
button
2. Use the
pointer button on the remote control (or the arrow
buttons on the projector) to scroll through the menu list. When
you’ve highlighted the desired menu, press the Enter button to
select it.
Arrow buttons
3. Once you’ve selected the menu, use the
pointer button to
scroll through the list of options. (Some of the options may be
grayed out or unavailable, depending on the selected source.)
Enter button
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4. After highlighting the option you want to adjust, use the
pointer button to change the setting. In some cases, you may
have to press the Enter button to see a sub-screen for changing
the setting.
■
Press the left or right side of the
a slider bar.
pointer button to adjust
■
To select from two or more settings, use the
pointer
button to highlight the desired setting, then press Enter.
5. After changing the settings, press the ESC button to save your
changes and return to the previous menu (or press it repeatedly to
exit the menu system).
You can also press the Menu button to exit.
Restoring the Default Settings
You can use the menu system’s Reset options to restore the factorydefault settings for:
■
all the settings listed in a specific menu
■
all the settings in all menus
note
To restore the settings in a specific menu, enter the menu whose
settings you want to change, select Reset, and confirm as needed. (The
example below shows how to reset the Video menu.)
The Reset All option does
not reset the Input signal,
User’s Logo, Language,
Projector ID, Network, and
Lamp settings.
Reset All
Reset
To restore all the projector settings to their factory-default values,
select Reset All.
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Adjusting the Image Quality
You can use the Video menu to adjust the brightness, sharpness, and
contrast. If you’re projecting from a computer (but not through the
DVI port), there are additional adjustments you can make (see
page 65).
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control, then enter the
Video menu.
You see the Video menu screen (the actual settings may vary,
depending on the selected input source).
2. Use the
pointer button to highlight the desired option, then
adjust it as needed:
note
The Brightness setting
changes the opacity of the
projector’s LCD panels.
You can also adjust the
brightness of the lamp itself.
Select Brightness Control
in the Advanced2 menu,
then choose High or Low
(the default setting is High).
Selecting the low brightness
setting extends the life of the
lamp (see page 94).
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■
Brightness
Lightens or darkens the overall image.
■
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas. If you’re
projecting from a computer, select Auto to let the projector
adjust the contrast automatically; or select Manual and then
press Enter to adjust the setting yourself.
■
Sharpness
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
Adjusting Computer Images
When you’re projecting an analog RGB computer image, there are
several additional settings you can use to adjust the image.
■
note
These settings do not pertain
to digital RGB images
transmitted through the
DVI port.
Auto button
If your computer image doesn’t look correct,
press the Auto button on the remote control
(or the Auto/Enter button on the projector).
This automatically resets the projector’s
tracking, sync, resolution, and position
settings.
Auto button
If further adjustment is needed, you can change
these settings manually as described below.
■
Tracking and Sync (in the Video menu)
If your image contains a lot of fine detail (such as text), you may
notice one or more vertical stripes or bands, or some of the details
may look heavy or blurred. You can adjust the Tracking and
Sync settings manually:
1. Fill the screen with an image containing fine detail when
making these adjustments. For example, in Windows you can
select a pattern to appear as your desktop background. If this
option isn’t available, try projecting black text on a white
background.
2. Press the Menu button on the remote control, then enter the
Video menu.
3. Adjust the Tracking to eliminate vertical stripes by pressing
the left or right side of the
pointer button.
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4. Adjust the Sync setting to reduce blurriness by pressing the
left or right side of the
pointer button. (Be sure to adjust
the tracking first for best results.)
■
Resolution (in the Video menu)
If your image is distorted (compressed, stretched, partially cut off,
or doesn’t completely fill the display area), the projector’s
resolution setting may not match that of your computer. Select
Auto to let the projector adjust the resolution automatically; or
select Manual and then press Enter to adjust the setting yourself.
■
Position (in the Video menu)
If the image is slightly cut off on one or more sides, it may not be
centered exactly. You can use this setting to center it.
■
Preset (in the Video menu)
Once you’ve fine-tuned the settings in the Video menu for the
computer you’re using, you can save them as a group, using of one
of the ten Preset settings:
1. From the Video menu, select Preset and press Enter.
Preset
button
2. Select a number (1 to 10).
3. Press Enter, then select Yes to overwrite.
4. Press ESC to exit the menu system.
The next time you use the same computer, simply press the
Preset button on the remote control to recall your saved settings.
(Press the Preset button repeatedly to select the number
corresponding to the Preset setting you want to use.)
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Adjusting the Image Size, Shape, and
Position
Whether you’re projecting from a computer or video player, you can
use these settings to adjust the size, shape, and position of the image.
■
Resize button
Adjusts how an image fits into the display area.
For computer images, resizing is normally unnecessary, since the
projector automatically resizes the image to make the best use of
the display area. If you press the Resize button on the remote
control, the projector displays the image at the output resolution
of the computer (which make the image larger or smaller,
depending on its resolution). If the resolution of the image is the
same as the projector’s (1024 × 768), pressing Resize has no
effect.
note
If your computer image is
stretched, compressed, or
doesn’t fit correctly on the
screen, you should try
adjusting the Resolution
setting first (see page 66).
For video images, pressing resize switches the aspect ratio between
4:3 and 16:9. This lets you play certain digital video images or
movies recorded on certain DVDs in 16:9 widescreen format.
■
Keystone (in the Setting menu)
Squares up the shape of the image after the projector has been
tilted upward or angled to one side (see page 40). If you notice
lines or edges looking jagged after adjusting the shape, decrease
the Sharpness setting (see page 64).
■
Position (in the Video menu)
If the image is slightly cut off on one or more sides, it may not be
centered exactly. You can use this setting to center it.
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Adjusting the Color
The projector provides several ways for you to adjust the color:
■
Color Mode button (also in the Video menu)
Lets you quickly adjust the color and brightness for various
environments. Use either the remote control or the Color Mode
setting in the Video menu. Select sRGB for standard computer
displays (the default when projecting from a computer with
analog video), or select one of the other color settings. You can
save a different setting for each computer and/or video source.
Color Mode button
■
Color (in the Video menu)
Adjusts the color intensity, from black-and-white to full color
(not available for adjusting computer images).
■
Tint (in the Video menu)
Adjusts the balance of magenta to green (not available for
adjusting computer images).
■
Color Adjustment (in the Advanced1 menu)
Adjusts the color temperature. Select Color Temp. to set a
temperature between 5000 and 10000 °K. Or select RGB to
adjust individual red, green, and blue values, as shown. (Not
available if sRGB is selected as the Color Mode setting.)
■
Black Level (in the Advanced1 menu)
Adjusts the brightness of dark shades without affecting the
brightness of light shades.
■
White Level (in the Advanced1 menu)
Adjusts the brightness of light shades without affecting the
brightness of dark shades.
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Adjusting the Sound
You can use the Audio menu to adjust the sound volume or
treble/bass balance.
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control, then enter the
Audio menu.
note
You can also adjust the
volume using the remote
control.
You see the Audio menu screen:
2. Use the
pointer button to highlight the desired option, then
adjust it as needed:
■
Volume
■
Treble
■
Bass
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Customizing Projector Features
You can use the menu system to change the video signal input at
certain ports, turn on or off sleep mode, adjust the network settings,
change the language, and customize several other features.
Image Setup Options
Use these settings to change how the projector processes incoming
video signals. Several of these settings should normally be left at the
factory default setting (except for the Computer1, Computer2, and
BNC Input settings).
■
Computer1 Input (in the Setting menu)
Select the setting for the type of equipment you’ve connected to
the Computer 1 port:
Analog-RGB: For a computer connection
RGB-Video: For a video player that outputs an RGB video signal
■
Computer2 Input (in the Setting menu)
Select the setting for the type of equipment you’ve connected to
the Computer 2 port, as described above.
■
BNC Input (in the Setting menu)
Select the setting for the type of equipment you’ve connected to
the BNC port:
Analog-RGB: For a computer connection
RGB-Video: For a video player that outputs an RGB video signal
YCbCr: For a video player that outputs an NTSC signal
YPbPr: For a video player that outputs an HDTV signal
■
Video Signal (in the Video menu)
Leave this setting at Auto unless you are using a 60-hertz PAL
system (select PAL60). You can change this setting only if you’re
displaying an image through the Video or S-Video port.
■
Progressive (in the Advanced1 menu)
This setting converts interlaced to progressive signals. Leave the
setting on Film/Auto to automatically detect video recorded at
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24 frames per second (fps) and convert it to 60 fps for a more
natural appearance; or select Video to prevent frame conversion.
Selecting OFF projects interlaced signals without converting them
to progressive, which improves the look of images that contain a
lot of movement.
■
BNC Sync Termination (in the Advanced2 menu)
This setting should normally be left OFF (for TTL input). If an
analog (75-ohm) terminator is required, as for a switcher, change
the setting to ON.
Communication Setup Options
These options let you set up the projector so it can be monitored and
controlled from a remote computer (see Chapter 5).
■
Standby Mode (in the Advanced1 menu)
Select Network ON to enable the projector to be monitored and
controlled over a network, as described in Chapter 5, when it’s in
standby mode (plugged in but not turned on).
This setting also lets you view images on an external monitor
during standby, if the monitor has been connected to the
projector’s Monitor Out port (see page 28). The projector does
not go into full sleep mode (see page 43) when this setting is in
effect.
■
note
When this setting is on, you
cannot view or change the
projector’s network settings.
Network (in the Advanced2 menu)
Used for managing the projector over a network (see Chapter 5).
If the network assigns addresses automatically, turn on DHCP.
Otherwise, turn off DHCP and enter the projector’s IP Address,
Subnet Mask, and Gateway Address, if applicable.
note
Press the Num button on
the remote control to use the
number keypad.
If you want to monitor the projector using a network
management utility, select SNMP and enter at least one trap IP
address.
■
0
Zero
COM Port (in the Advanced2 menu)
Used for communicating with a computer running EMP Link21L
utility software. Select RS-232C or USB, depending on the port
Num button
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that is being used for communication with the computer. Turn
off the projector and then turn it back on for the new setting to
take effect.
Miscellaneous Setup Options
■
No-Signal Msg. (in the Setting menu)
Selects a screen color or image to display when the projector is
not receiving a signal. The logo setting displays an image that
you previously transferred to the projector (see page 59).
■
Prompt (in the Setting menu)
Turns off the identifying text that appears briefly when you
switch picture sources or change color modes. (It’s best to
leave this on.)
■
Sleep mode (in the Setting menu)
When sleep mode is on, the projector turns off the lamp if it
has not received any input signals for 30 minutes. Turn sleep
mode off if you want the lamp to remain on all the time (this
is the default setting).
■
Rear Proj. (in the Advanced1 menu)
Turn on to project from behind onto a transparent screen.
■
Ceiling (in the Advanced1 menu)
Turn on when the projector is mounted upside-down from
the ceiling.
■
Language (in the Advanced1 menu)
Select from nine languages to be used for the projector
menus.
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Managing the Projector from
a Remote Computer
Y
note
You may also be able to
monitor your projector(s)
through a network
management utility, such as
HP OpenView.™ You’ll
need to install a plug-in for
your system provided by
EPSON, then enter a trap
IP address using the SNMP
option in the projector’s
menu system (see page 77).
our projector’s EasyManagement software lets you monitor and
control your projector(s) from a remote computer. (The topics
covered in this chapter are intended for use by network
administrators.)
■
Use EMP Monitor to see your projectors’ status, switch image
sources, and control basic settings.
■
Use EMP NetworkManager to receive e-mail notifications
alerting you to possible problems.
To use the EasyManagement software, first install it as described on
page 74. Then connect and configure each projector you want to
monitor, so it can be recognized on your network (see page 76).
This chapter covers the following:
■
Installing the EasyManagement software
■
Configuring the projector to your network
■
Using EMP Monitor
■
Using EMP NetworkManager
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Installing the EasyManagement
Software
The projector software CD-ROM includes the software you need to
use the projector’s EMP Monitor and EMP Network Manager.
System Requirements
Before you install the software, make sure your computer meets these
requirements:
note
The software cannot be
installed on Macintosh
systems.
■
Microsoft® Windows 98 SE, 2000, NT 4.0 (service pack 6a or
later), Me, or XP
■
IBM® compatible with at least a Pentium® MMX 166 MHz
processor (Pentium II 233 MHz or better recommended)
■
At least 256MB of RAM
■
At least 7MB of free hard disk space
■
XGA (1024 × 768) or better display adapter and monitor
Installing the Software
Follow these steps to install the software:
1. Insert the projector software CD-ROM in your computer’s
CD-ROM drive. You see this screen:
Click here
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2. Click the
button to advance to the next screen.
3. If you want to receive e-mail notifications when projector
problems occur, make sure the option to install EMP Network
Manager is highlighted, then click the
button. Follow the
instructions on the screen to finish installing it.
4. If you want to be able to manage the projector remotely from this
computer, select the option for EMP Monitor and install it the
same way.
5. When done installing the software, click the
button to exit.
Once installed, you can access these programs from your computer’s
Start menu.
note
If you need to uninstall
the software, use the
Add/Remove Programs
utility in the Windows
Control Panel.
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Connecting and Configuring the
Projector
Before using the EMP software to manage your projector(s), you have
have to connect each projector you want to monitor to your network
and configure it with an appropriate IP address.
1. Connect the projector to your network using a commercially
available 100baseTX or 10baseT network cable.
Connect the cable to the ethernet port on the projector as shown.
Ethernet port
To network port
2. Turn on the projector (see page 32).
note
Make sure the Standby
Mode setting in the
Advanced1 menu is off, or
you won’t be able to view or
change the projector’s
network settings.
3. Press the Menu button on the remote control and select Network
from the Advanced2 menu.
Video
Brightness Control : High
Audio
Effect
Eff
Projector ID
Network
Setting
COM Port
Low
:1
Set
Select Network
Set
Advanced1
Adv
: RS-232C USB
Auto setup
: ON OFF
BNC Sync Termination : ON OFF
Advanced2
Adv
Reset
User's Logo
Execute
About
Reset All
[
]: Select [
]: Enter
[Menu]: Exit
4. If your network assigns addresses automatically, turn on DHCP.
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5. If your network does not assign addresses automatically, turn off
DHCP and enter the projector’s IP Address, Subnet Mask, and
Gateway Address, as needed.
■
To enter numbers using the remote control, press the Num
button until it lights, then use the number keypad shown
below.
0
note
If you’re a network
administrator, you can use
the SNMP option to enter a
trap IP address. This lets you
monitor the projector using
a network management
utility.
Zero
Num button
■
To change the network addresses from the projector’s control
panel, press the right and left arrow buttons to select the part
of the address you want to enter, then use the up and down
arrow buttons to increase or decrease the numeric value.
Select the
part of the
address to
change
Increase
or
decrease
the value
When you finish changing an address in the network menu, press
the Enter button (on the remote control) or the Auto/Enter
button (on the projector). This stores the value.
6. When done making all necessary changes, press ESC to exit the
menu system.
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Using EMP Monitor
EMP Monitor lets you manage up to 64 projectors from a remote
computer. This lets you easily turn the projectors on or off (together
or individually), switch image sources, and check on their status.
Before using EMP Monitor, make sure you’ve installed the software as
described on page 74. The computer you’re using to monitor the
projector should already be connected to your network.
Opening and Closing EMP Monitor
To open the program, select EMP Monitor from the Start menu.
If you’ve added the program to the Startup programs folder (see
page 83), then it may already be open. If so, click the icon in the
system tray on the lower-right corner of your screen to display the
EMP Monitor window:
Click here to open monitor window
To close EMP Monitor, right-click the program icon shown above,
then select Exit.
Registering a Projector
Before you can monitor a projector, you have to register it. Follow
these steps:
1. Open EMP Monitor as described above. You see this screen:
Click here
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2. Click Register projector as shown.
You see this screen:
Click here
note
3. Click Auto detect to locate projectors currently operating on the
network. Or click Manual registration and enter the projector’s
name and network address.
Any projectors found on the network are listed as shown below:
If the name of a projector
does not appear, you can
give it a name or change its
existing one in EMP
NetworkManager (see
page 87).
Click here
4. Select the projectors you want to add by clicking their name.
Then click Add, and on the next screen click Close.
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note
To delete a projector from
the list, click Register
projector, highlight the
projector name, and click
Delete.
You see your registered projectors listed on the main EMP Monitor
screen:
Monitoring Your Projectors
note
To monitor a projector
when it’s in standby mode
(plugged in but not turned
on), you must select
Network ON as the
Standby Mode setting in
the projector’s menu system
(see page 71).
The EMP Monitor screen lets you monitor your projectors using the
Status, Video Source, and Error icons shown below. This lets you see
which projectors are currently being used, from which source (or port)
they are projecting an image, and if a problem occurs.
Error icon
Status icon
Video Source
icon
For detailed status information, select the projector in question and
click View details.
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The following table explains the meaning of the status icons:
Status icons
(green)
Projecting; no problems
(dark)
Turned off; no problems
(green)
Projecting; problems detected
(dark)
Turned off; problems detected
Network error (for example, not connected to
network, or power cable disconnected).
You may also see this error if Standby Mode is
turned off (see page 71).
The following table explains the meaning of the video source icons:
Video source icons
Computer 1
Computer 2
BNC
S-Video
Video
DVI
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The following table explains the meaning of the error icons
(see page 101 for recommended solutions to problems):
Error icons
Lamp replacement notification (the lamp is nearing
the end of its life; see page 94)
High-speed cooling in progress (the projector is
getting too hot but continues to operate)
Overheating (projection turned off automatically)
Lamp out or lamp cover open
Fan error
Sensor error
Internal problem
Controlling Your Projectors
note
To turn on a projector when
it’s in standby mode
(plugged in but not
projecting), you must have
selected Network ON as the
Standby Mode setting in
the projector’s menu system
(see page 71).
The control buttons in the upper-right let you turn on and off the
projectors and select video sources. (Hold the mouse pointer over a
button to see a description of its meaning.) Make sure you’ve selected
the projector(s) you want to operate (with the mouse pointer) before
clicking one of the buttons.
Control buttons
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Configuring the Monitoring Interval
If you need to have the most current status information about your
projectors, click the Refresh button in the EMP Monitor screen.
You can also select how often EMP Monitor checks the projector
status:
1. From the Tool menu, select Configuration.
You see this screen.
note
If you want the program to
run whenever you start your
computer, click Add to
Startup.
2. Select the desired update interval and click OK.
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Using EMP NetworkManager
You can use EMP NetworkManager to send out messages by e-mail,
notifying you when a problem occurs with a projector. Before running
EMP NetworkManager, make sure you’ve installed the software as
described on page 74. Then follow the steps below to create e-mail
settings for each projector you want to monitor.
Selecting the Projectors to Monitor
1. To open the program, select EMP NetworkManager from the
Start menu.
You see this screen:
2. If you’d like to monitor the projectors you’ve already registered
using EMP Monitor, click Import.
Your imported projectors are displayed as icons as shown:
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3. If you’d like to register a projector manually and you know its IP
address, click the Projector address selection icon.
You see this screen:
4. Enter the projector’s IP address and click Add. The projector’s
icon is added to the EMP NetworkManager screen.
Setting a Password
You can set a password to restrict access to each projector from EMP
NetworkManager:
1. Right-click the icon of the projector whose password you want to
set, then select Change Password.
2. Enter a password up to 14 characters in length.
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Creating the E-Mail Settings
1. If EMP NetworkManager is not already running, open it from
the Start menu.
You see your registered projectors displayed as shown:
2. Double-click the icon for the projector whose e-mail settings you
want to create. Enter your password, if you created one (see
page 85).
note
The projector must be
plugged in (projecting or in
standby mode) for you to be
able to connect to it.
To access a projector in
standby mode, you must
select Network ON as the
Standby Mode setting in
the projector’s menu system
(see page 71).
3. EMP NetworkManager connects to the projector, and you see
this screen:
4. Verify that the network settings are correct.
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Make any desired changes to the projector’s network address
configuration (turning off DHCP enables the manual
settings).
Managing the Projector from a Remote Computer
■
You can give the projector a name—up to 15 characters
long—using alphanumerics only, including the hyphen (-).
Naming the projector helps you identify it in EMP Monitor
and EMP NetworkManager. This is especially useful if you’re
managing more than a few projectors.
5. Click Mail Notification Settings.
You see this screen:
6. Select ON for the Mail Notification setting.
7. Enter the IP address and port number of the SMTP server used
for sending e-mail. (The port’s default setting is 25, but you can
enter any number from 1 to 65535.)
8. Enter up to three e-mail addresses where you want the event
notification messages to be sent.
9. Click the Setting a Notification Event button next to each
address, then select the conditions under which you want a
message to be sent.
10. Click OK, then on the next screen click Set. Confirm as needed.
11. When you see the test message window, you can send a message
with the heading “TEST MAIL” to the addresses you have
entered. The projector’s name and IP address are included in the
body of the message.
note
A no-signal message is
reported when no image
signals are being input to a
projector. If the projector
will not normally be
displaying an image, do not
select ‘no signal’ as a
condition for which you
want a message to be sent.
12. When done making all your projector settings, close the EMP
NetworkManager. (It does not have to be open for messages to be
sent or received.)
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Understanding the Notification Messages
If a projector experiences a problem, it sends an e-mail message to
each of the addresses you provided using EMP NetworkManager. The
message includes the heading “EPSON Projector” in the subject line.
The body of the message contains:
note
If a projector develops a
critical problem, it may not
be possible for it to report the
error.
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■
the name of the projector
■
the projector’s IP address
■
a description of the problem
The problem descriptions are similar to the errors reported by
EMP Monitor (see page 82).
If a plus (+) sign appears before the description, it indicates that a
problem has occurred. A minus (–) sign appears when the problem
goes away or is resolved.
Managing the Projector from a Remote Computer
1
Maintaining the Projector
Y
our projector needs little maintenance. All you have to do on a
regular basis is keep the lens clean. Any dirt or smears on the lens may
show up on your projected image.
warning
Before you clean any part of
the projector, turn it off and
unplug the power cord.
Never open any cover on the
projector, except the lamp
and filter covers. Dangerous
electrical voltages in the
projector can injure you
severely. Do not try to service
this product yourself, except
as specifically explained in
this User’s Guide. Refer all
other servicing to qualified
service personnel.
You also need to periodically clean the air filter on the side of the
projector. A clogged air filter can block ventilation needed to cool the
projector.
The only parts you should replace are the lamp and air filters (when
you order a new lamp, replacement filters come with it). If any other
part needs replacing, contact your dealer or a qualified servicer.
This chapter covers the following:
■
Cleaning the lens
■
Cleaning the projector case
■
Cleaning and replacing the air filters
■
Replacing the lamp
■
Transporting the projector
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Cleaning the Lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
■
Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
■
To remove dirt or smears on the lens, use lens-cleaning tissue. If
necessary, moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and gently wipe
the lens surface.
Remove the cap before cleaning
Cleaning the Projector Case
Before you clean the case, first turn off the projector and unplug the
power cord.
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■
To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free
cloth.
■
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water
and a neutral detergent. Then wipe the case.
■
Do not use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner, or other chemical
detergents. These can damage the case.
Maintaining the Projector
Cleaning and Replacing the Filters
The projector has several filters that should be cleaned periodically to
remove trapped dust. If the filters become clogged, the projector can
overheat and damage can result. Clean the filters approximately every
three months, or after every 100 hours of use; clean them more often
if you use the projector in a dusty environment.
Cleaning the Lamp Filter
To clean the lamp filter, follow these steps:
1. Remove the lamp as described on page 94.
caution
2. Hold the shutter open and use a vacuum cleaner (a small one
designed for computers and office equipment) to remove any dust
from the wire mesh filters inside.
Avoid touching the glass
portion of the lamp. Oils
transferred from your hands
can cause the lamp to
overheat and fail
prematurely.
3. Insert the lamp back into the projector, tighten its screws, and
replace the lamp cover.
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Cleaning the Air Intake Filters
To clean the air intake filters, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord.
2. Use a computer vacuum to clean the filters. If you don’t have one,
gently clean the filters with a soft brush, such as an artist’s
paintbrush.
note
When you get a replacement
lamp for your projector, new
air filters are included. You
should replace the filters
when you replace the lamp.
3. If the dirt is difficult to remove or a filter is broken, replace the
filters as described in the next section. Contact your dealer or call
EPSON at (800) 873-7766 in the United States to obtain new
ones. In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
Replacing the Filters
1. Turn the projector over (unless it’s ceiling-mounted).
2. Remove the filters by sliding them out to the sides.
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3. Remove each filter from its holder by releasing the two tabs, as
shown.
4. Install new filters in the holders, aligning the tabs with the slots on
each side.
2
Tabs
1
5. Slide the assembled filters back into the projector.
Maintaining the Projector 93
Replacing the Lamp
The projection lamp typically lasts from 2000 to 3000 hours,
depending on the Brightness Control setting used (see page 64).
Selecting the low brightness setting helps extend the lamp’s life.
note
You can check how long
the lamp has been in use
(see page 96).
Lamp life results will vary
depending on
environmental conditions
and usage. Turn the
projector off when not in
use. Continuous 24-houra-day use may reduce the
overall life of this product.
It is time to replace the lamp when:
■
The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
■
The message LAMP REPLACE appears on the screen and the
lamp warning light
flashes orange.
■
The lamp warning light
flashes red (the lamp is burnt out).
Contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766 in the United
States for a replacement lamp. Request part number V13H010L23. In
Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
Follow these steps to replace the lamp:
1. Turn off the projector.
2. When the power light stops flashing, unplug the power cord.
3. Let the projector cool for at least half an hour (if it has been on).
The lamp is extremely hot immediately after use.
warning
4. If the projector is mounted on the ceiling, remove the rear cover.
Let the lamp cool fully
before replacing it.
In the unlikely event that
the lamp has broken, small
glass fragments may be
present and should be
removed carefully to avoid
injury.
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Release tab to
remove rear cover
5. Loosen the lamp cover screws (you don’t need to take them out all
the way). Then remove the cover.
6. Loosen the three screws holding the lamp in place (you can’t
remove them).
7. Grasp the wire handle as shown and pull the lamp straight out.
caution
Avoid touching the glass
portion of the new lamp.
Oils transferred from your
hands can cause the lamp to
overheat and fail
prematurely.
1
2
8. Gently insert the new lamp.
9. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws and replace the
cover. (The projector won’t come on if the lamp cover is loose.)
10. Reset the lamp timer as described in the next section.
note
When you get a replacement
lamp for your projector, new
air filters are included. This
is a good time to install them
(see page 92).
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Resetting the Lamp Timer
After you replace the lamp, you need to reset the lamp timer using the
projector’s menu.
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control (or on the
projector’s control panel). You see the main menu.
2. Use the
pointer button on the remote control (or the arrow
buttons on the projector) to highlight About, then press Enter.
You see this screen:
: 1400H
note
Video
Lamp
Audio
Reset Lamp Timer
The lamp usage timer shows
0H until you’ve used the
lamp for at least 10 hours.
Effect
Setting
Video Source
: Computer1
Input Signal
: Analog-RGB
User's Logo
Frequency
: H ---.---kHz
V ---.---Hz
SYNC Polarity
: H -----V ------
SYNC Mode
Resolution
: -----: ----x ----
Refresh Rate
: ---.-- Hz
Advanced1
Advanced2
About
Reset All
[
]: Select [
]: Enter
Execute
Lamp usage
[Menu]: Exit
3. Select Reset Lamp Timer, then press Enter. You see this
prompt:
4. Select Yes, then press Enter.
5. When you’re finished, press ESC or Menu to exit.
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Transporting the Projector
The projector is heavy and contains many glass and precision parts.
Follow these guidelines to prevent injury or damage:
■
When hand-carrying the projector, you should use the handle to
lift it only a short distance (for example, to set it on a table). To
move the projector over longer distances, place it on a rolling cart
or use a dolly.
warning
The projector is heavy
(24 lbs.). Use care when
handling it to prevent
physical strain or injury.
Handle
■
When shipping the projector for repairs, use the original
packaging material if possible. If you do not have the original
packaging, use equivalent materials, placing plenty of cushioning
around the projector.
■
When transporting the projector a long distance, first place it in a
hard-shell shipping case, and then pack it in a firm box, placing
cushioning around the case. (An optional shipping case is
available from EPSON; see page 12.)
■
note
EPSON shall not be liable
for any damages incurred
during transportation.
It’s a good idea to turn off the remote
control before packing it in a carrying case.
This prevents the batteries from discharging
if something presses against one of the
buttons.
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1
Solving Problems
This chapter helps you solve problems with your projector, and tells
you how to contact technical support for problems you can’t solve
yourself.
note
You can also get on-screen
help by pressing the blue
? Help button on the
projector or remote control.
Follow the instructions on
the screen.
If the projector is not working correctly, first look at its status lights
and check for possible solutions on page 100. If you’re having a
problem with the image or sound, see page 104; for the remote
control, see page 109.
This chapter covers the following:
■
Checking the projector’s status lights
■
Solving problems with the image or sound
■
Solving problems with the remote control
■
Contacting technical support
Solving Problems 99
Checking the Projector Status
If you’re having a problem with the projector, check the following:
■
Check the lights on the top of the projector (as described below).
The lights can often tell you about the nature of the problem.
■
You can also view the About menu screen (page 103). This gives
you information about the lamp life and currently selected input
signal.
What To Do When the Lights Flash
The lights on top of the projector indicate the projector’s status and
let you know when a problem occurs.
Power light
Lamp light
Temperature light
If the projector seems to be indicating a problem, locate the pattern of
lights in the table on the next page, then follow the recommended
solutions.
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Use this table to interpret the projector’s status lights, then follow the instructions provided:
Status lights
Light
= on
= flashing
= off
Description and solution
If no lights are on, make sure the power cord is connected securely both at the
power outlet and the projector. If you have just replaced the lamp, make sure the
cover is securely fastened.
Orange
When the power light is orange, the projector is in sleep mode. Press the Power
button to turn it on.
Green
When the power light is flashing green, the projector is warming up. Wait for the
image to appear.
Green
When the power light is green, the projector is operating normally.
Orange
When the power light is flashing orange, the projector is cooling down. Do not
unplug it until the light stops flashing and remains orange. If you want to turn it
back on, wait until the light stops flashing.
Red
When the power and temperature lights are flashing, the projector is getting too
hot, but you can continue running it in this condition.
Verify that the air filter is not clogged. Clean or replace it as described on page 91.
Orange
Make sure the room temperature is not above 95 °F (35 °C) and there is plenty of
space around and under the projector for ventilation.
Solving Problems 101
Status lights
Light
= on
= flashing
= off
Description and solution
Red
When the power and temperature lights are red, the projector has overheated,
which turns off the lamp automatically. Wait about 5 minutes for the projector to
cool, then unplug the power cord.
Verify that the air filter is not clogged. Clean or replace it as described on page 91.
Red
Make sure the room temperature is not above 95 °F (35 °C) and there is plenty of
space around and under the projector for ventilation. Then plug the power cord
back in and press the Power button.
If the projector continues to overheat, contact EPSON for help (see page 110).
Warning: Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to
service this product yourself.
Red
When the power light is red and the temperature light is flashing red, there is a
problem with the fan or temperature sensor. Unplug the power cord and contact
EPSON for help (see page 110).
Red
Green
Orange
When the power light is green and the lamp light is flashing orange, the lamp is
near the end of its life. To ensure continued operation, you should replace it as
soon as possible (see page 94).
Red
When the power light is red and the lamp light is flashing red, the lamp has burned
out. Replace it as described on page 94.
Red
If these lights come on after replacing the lamp, make sure the lamp is fully
inserted and the lamp cover is attached.
Red
If all three lights are red, the projector has an internal problem. Unplug the power
cord and contact EPSON for help (see page 110).
Red
Red
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Viewing the ‘About’ Menu Screen
Use the About menu to view information on the display settings of
your computer and the number of hours the lamp has been used.
To access the About menu:
1. Press the Menu button. You see the projector’s main menu
screen.
2. Highlight the About menu and press Enter.
You see the lamp usage hours and various input signal settings on
the right:
Lamp usage
note
The information displayed
depends on the input signal
currently selected.
The lamp typically lasts from 2000 to 3000 hours, depending on
the selected Brightness Control setting (see page 64). If the
number shown is close to that, make sure you have a spare lamp
handy. (The lamp usage timer shows 0 H until you’ve used the
lamp for at least 10 hours.)
If you’ve installed a new lamp, be sure to reset the lamp timer (see
page 96).
Solving Problems 103
Solving Problems with the
Image or Sound
You cannot turn on the projector.
■
If you’re trying to turn on the projector using the remote control,
the remote control may be switched off (there’s an on/off switch
on its side) or low on battery power. Try pressing the P Power
button on the projector instead.
■
Make sure the power cord is properly connected, then wait for
the P power light to turn orange before pressing the P Power
button.
The P power light flashes green for about a minute as the
projector warms up, and then it remains green during normal
operation. (If the lights display a different pattern, see page 100.)
The projector is powered on, but not projecting an image.
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■
Press the A/V Mute button on the remote control to make sure
the picture has not been turned off temporarily.
■
The projector may be in sleep mode. If the P power light is
orange, press the P Power button to turn on the projector.
■
The attached computer may be in sleep mode or displaying a
black screen saver. Try pressing a key on the computer.
■
If you just replaced the lamp, make sure the lamp is fully inserted
and the cover securely reattached, or the projector won’t come on.
■
If you just turned off the projector, it may still be cooling down.
Wait until the power light stops flashing and remains orange; then
press the P Power button to turn the projector back on.
You see the message No Signal displayed.
■
Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described in
Chapter 1.
■
If you’ve connected a video player, make sure it’s turned on and
playing.
■
If you’ve connected a laptop computer, make sure it’s set to
display on an external monitor (see page 35).
■
You may need to select the image source (the projector port to
which your equipment is connected). To switch sources, press the
corresponding Source button on the projector or remote control
(see page 34). Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up
after pressing the button.
You’ve connected a laptop, but the projector and laptop
don’t display the same image.
■
You have to enable your laptop to display both on its LCD screen
and through its external monitor port (see page 35).
You see the message Not Supported displayed.
■
Make sure the correct Video Signal is selected in the Video
menu (see page 70). It should normally be set to Auto.
■
Make sure your computer’s resolution doesn’t exceed UXGA
(1600 × 1200), and the frequency is supported by the projector.
If necessary, change your computer’s resolution to a compatible
setting (see page 120).
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The image is stretched, compressed, cut off, or doesn’t fit on
the screen.
■
Press the Resize button on the remote control to make sure the
projector is displaying at the correct resolution or aspect ratio.
■
If you’ve connected equipment to the Computer 1, Computer 2,
or BNC port, the wrong input signal setting may be selected.
Select the correct setting, depending on the type of computer or
video player you’ve connected (see page 70).
■
If you’re projecting from a computer, press the Auto button (on
the remote control) or the Auto/Enter button (on the
projector). This automatically resets the projector’s tracking, sync,
resolution, and position settings. (To adjust these settings
yourself, see page 65.)
■
If you’re projecting from a computer, the computer may have
been set for dual display. This causes the projector to display only
half the image (the right or left side). Access your computer’s
display settings (as you would to adjust other display properties—
see page 35), then turn off dual display. See your computer’s
manual or online help for details.
■
You may have to adjust the Position setting if the image is
slightly off-center (see page 67).
The image isn’t square, but tapered on the sides.
■
If you’ve tilted up the projector by extending the legs, the image
will be broader at the top. Try retracting the legs (so that the
projector lies flat) and then use the Lens Shift button to adjust
the height of the image (see page 39).
If you need to extend the legs, you can still square up the image
with the Keystone button (see page 40).
■
If the projector is angled toward the screen from the left or right,
the image will be broader on one side. Center the projector in the
middle of the screen, facing the screen squarely.
If you can’t place the projector this way, correct the shape using the
Quick Square feature in the projector’s menu system (see page 41).
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The image contains static, noise, or distortion.
■
If you’re using a video player, make sure the correct Video Signal
is selected in the Video menu (see page 70).
■
If you’re using a computer, press the Auto button (on the remote
control) or the Auto/Enter button (on the projector). This
automatically resets the tracking, sync, position, and resolution.
■
If you’re using a computer cable longer than 6 feet (2 meters), or
an extension cable, the image quality may be reduced.
■
Keep your computer and video cables away from the power cord
as much as possible to prevent interference.
■
The video signal may be split between the computer and the
projector. If you notice a decline in the projected image quality
when the image is displayed simultaneously on your laptop and
through the projector, turn off the laptop’s LCD display.
The image is blurry.
■
There may be dirt or smears on the lens. Clean the lens as
described on page 90.
■
Adjust the focus using the Focus button.
■
Make sure the lens is not fogged by condensation. You may need
to wait before using the projector after moving it from a cold
environment to a warm environment.
■
If you’re projecting from a computer, press the Auto button (on
the remote control) or the Auto/Enter button (on the
projector). This adjusts the tracking, sync, position, and
resolution settings.
■
Adjust the Sharpness setting on the Video menu (see page 64).
When you change video settings, you should be able to see the
effect on the screen immediately.
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The colors of the image are not right.
note
Because of the different
technologies used, your
projected image may not
exactly match the colors on
your laptop or computer
monitor.
■
If you’ve connected equipment to the Computer 1, Computer 2,
or BNC port, make sure the correct Input setting is selected in the
Setting menu (see page 70). Selecting the wrong setting can cause
images to appear green or purple.
■
Press the Color Mode button on the remote control; you can use
the preset options to adjust the projector’s brightness and color
for various lighting environments.
■
You can further adjust the color using various settings in the
projector’s menu system (see page 68).
■
Check your computer display settings to correct the color balance.
■
As the lamp nears the end of its life, the image may become darker
and the color start to deteriorate. Check the lamp timer to see
how long the lamp has been in use (see page 103), and replace the
lamp if necessary (see page 94).
There is no sound.
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■
Make sure the A/V Mute button is not enabled.
■
Use the Volume button to raise the sound-level.
■
Make sure the sound cables are connected properly (see page 29).
For computer audio, the cable should be connected to the
computer’s headphone jack or
audio out jack.
■
For computer audio, make sure the volume control on your
computer is not turned all the way down or muted. On a PC, you
may be able to check this by clicking the volume control in your
Windows System Tray (in the lower-right corner of the screen).
Solving Problems with the Remote
Control
The projector doesn’t respond to remote control commands.
■
Make sure the remote control is turned on using the switch on its
side (see page 46).
■
Make sure the remote control ID matches the ID of the projector
you want to operate (see page 48). If you don’t know the
projector ID, set the remote control ID to zero; this lets it work
with any projector.
■
If you’ve held down the
pointer button for more than 10
seconds, the remote control may have gone into sleep mode.
Releasing the button restores normal operation.
■
The remote control’s batteries may not be installed correctly or
may be low on power. To change the batteries, see page 50.
■
Make sure you are within 30 feet (9 meters) of the projector, and
within range of the projector’s front or back sensor
(approximately 30° to left or right and 15° above or below).
■
Dim the room lights and turn off any fluorescents. Make sure the
projector is not in direct sunlight. Strong lighting, especially
fluorescent lights, may affect the projector’s infrared receivers.
■
Turn off any nearby equipment that emits infrared energy, such
as a radiant room heater.
You’ve connected a computer and you can’t control the
mouse pointer with the remote control.
Make sure the cable is securely connected to both your computer’s
USB port and the projector’s USB port (see page 27).
Solving Problems 109
Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical assistance through electronic support
services 24 hours a day, as listed in the following table.
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s product support page at
http://support.epson.com. After selecting your product, you can access
troubleshooting information, download product documentation, and receive
technical advice through e-mail.
Presenters Online
Access tips, templates, and training for developing successful presentations at
http://www.presentersonline.com
Telephone Support Services
To use the EPSON PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661
and enter the PIN on the EPSON PrivateLine Support card included
in your Start Here kit. This is the fastest way of speaking to a live
representative, and it’s free. This service is available 6 AM to 6 PM,
Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, for the duration of your
warranty period.
You may also speak with a projector support specialist by dialing one
of these numbers:
■
U.S.: (562) 276-4394, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
■
Canada: (905) 709-3839, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
■
Product name (EPSON PowerLite 8300i)
■
Product serial number (located on the bottom of the projector)
■
Computer configuration
■
Description of the problem
You can purchase screens, carrying cases, or other accessories from
EPSON at (800) 873-7766 or by visiting the EPSON Store at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
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A
Appendix A: Projector
Installation
T
his appendix provides guidelines on installing the projector in a
permanent location, such as a theater or conference room.
Placement and Mounting Guidelines
The projector can be installed for four different viewing setups: front
projection, ceiling mounting, rear projection onto a semi-transparent
screen, or rear/ceiling projection, as shown:
Front projection
Rear projection
note
See page 14 for more
information on projector
placement.
Ceiling mounting
Rear/ceiling projection
To project from overhead, you’ll need the optional ceiling mounting
hardware; see page 12 for ordering information. You’ll also need to
select Ceiling in the projector’s Advanced1 menu to flip the image
upside-down. To project from the rear, select Rear Proj (see page 72).
If the projector is positioned at screen-height (anywhere between the
bottom and the top of the screen), you can use the Len Shift function
to adjust the position of the image on-screen (see page 39). Using the
Appendix A: Projector Installation 111
Lens Shift is better than angling the projector up or down to position
note
If you’ve installed the
wide-angle rear projection
lens, you won’t be able to use
the projector’s Focus, Zoom,
or Lens Shift functions. You
must position the projector
itself to obtain the desired
image height, size, and focus
(but Keystone correction can
still be used).
the image, since it won’t produce keystone distortion, which must be
eliminated electronically.
If you mount the projector on the ceiling above screen level, you’ll
have to tilt it down to center the image on the screen. This causes the
image to lose its square shape, but you can correct the distortion by
using the Keystone function in the projector’s menu system (see
page 67) or by pressing the Keystone button on the projector’s
control panel.
Image Size and Projection Distance
For standard lens usage, refer to the table below to help you determine
projector placement if you know the size of image you want to display.
(For information about using other lenses, see page 113.)
Image size (4:3 aspect ratio)*
Diagonal
Width × height
Projection distance**
30 inches
24 × 18.1 inches (61 × 46 cm)
3.4 to 4.8 feet (104 to 146 cm)
40 inches
31.9 × 24 inches (81 × 61 cm)
4.7 to 6.5 feet (142 to 197 cm)
50 inches
39.4 × 30 inches (100 × 76 cm)
5.9 to 8.2 feet (180 to 249 cm)
60 inches
47.2 × 35.4 inches (120 × 90 cm)
7.1 to 9.9 feet (217 to 301 cm)
80 inches
63 × 47.2 inches (160 × 120 cm)
9.6 to 13.3 feet (293 to 404 cm)
100 inches
78.7 × 59.1 inches (200 × 150 cm)
12.1 to 16.7 feet (369 to 508 cm)
200 inches
161.4 × 118.1 inches (410 × 300 cm)
24.5 to 33.6 feet (747 to 1025 cm)
300 inches
240.2 × 181.1 inches (610 × 460 cm)
36.9 to 50.6 feet (1126 to 1543 cm)
400 inches
318.9 × 240.2 inches (810 × 610 cm)
49.4 to 67.6 feet (1505 to 2060 cm)
500 inches
393.7 × 299.2 inches (1000 × 760 cm)
61.8 to 84.6 feet (1883 to 2578 cm)
600 inches
474.4 × 358.3 inches (1200 × 910 cm)
74.2 to 101.5 feet (2262 to 3095 cm)
* The projector’s native aspect ratio is 4:3. When you display a 16:9-sized image, the image height is
reduced. See page 115.
** Projection distance refers to the horizontal distance from the lens to the screen. The image size will
differ if you tilt the projector up or down at the screen or use the projector’s Keystone function.
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Image Size Calculations (For All Lenses)
Use the formulas in this section to estimate the required screen size
and placement of the projector, depending on the type of lens with
which your projector is equipped. For all lenses except Rear Projection
Wide, the image size can be adjusted with the Zoom function, as
indicated by the minimum and maximum calculations.
Standard Lens (V12H004S02)
Image size: 22 to 600 inches (0.56 to 15.24 m)
Projection distance (focal range): 41 to 1218 inches (1.04 to 30.94 m)
■
To find the image size when you know the projection distance:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.6709 × projection distance) + 2.6
Minimum diagonal size = (0.4908 × projection distance) + 1.8
■
To find the projection distance when you know the image size:
Maximum projection distance = (2.037 × diagonal size) – 3.8
Minimum projection distance = (1.490 × diagonal size) – 3.8
note
All variables are in inches.
The image size refers to the
diagonal dimension of a 4:3
image. If you need to
determine the diagonal of an
image from its width or
height, or work with
16:9-sized images, see
page 115.
Rear Projection Wide Lens (V12H004R02)
Image size: 55 to 120 inches (1.40 to 3.05 m)
Projection distance (focal range): 37 to 84 inches (0.94 to 2.13 m)
■
To find the image size when you know the projection distance:
Diagonal size = (1.399 × projection distance) + 3.6
■
To find the projection distance when you know the image size:
Projection distance = (0.7148 × diagonal size) – 2.6
Wide Zoom Lens (V12H004W02)
Image size: 40 to 600 inches (1.02 to 15.24 m)
Projection distance (focal range): 40 to 896 inches (1.02 to 22.76 m)
■
To find the image size when you know the projection distance:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.9454 × projection distance) + 2.5
Minimum diagonal size = (0.6671 × projection distance) + 1.7
■
To find the projection distance when you know the image size:
Maximum projection distance = (1.4990 × diagonal size) – 2.5
Minimum projection distance = (1.0578 × diagonal size) – 2.7
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Middle Throw Zoom Lens (V12H004M01)
Image size: 60 to 600 inches (1.52 to 15.24 m)
Projection distance (focal range): 114 to 1791 in. (2.90 to 45.49 m)
■
To find the image size when you know the projection distance:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.5055 × projection distance) + 2.7
Minimum diagonal size = (0.3340 × projection distance) + 1.8
■
To find the projection distance when you know the image size:
Maximum projection distance = (2.9941 × diagonal size) – 5.3
Minimum projection distance = (1.9782 × diagonal size) – 5.3
Middle Throw Zoom Lens (V12H004M02)
Image size: 60 to 600 inches (1.52 to 15.24 m)
Projection distance (focal range): 170 to 2640 in. (4.32 to 67.06 m)
■
To find the image size when you know the projection distance:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.3428 × projection distance) + 2.0
Minimum diagonal size = (0.2267 × projection distance) + 1.3
■
To find the projection distance when you know the image size:
Maximum projection distance = (4.4107 × diagonal size) – 5.8
Minimum projection distance = (2.9169 × diagonal size) – 5.7
Long Throw Zoom Lens (V12H004L04)
Image size: 60 to 600 inches (1.52 to 15.24 m)
Projection distance (focal range): 258 to 3408 in. (6.55 to 86.56 m)
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■
To find the image size when you know the projection distance:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.2380 × projection distance) – 1.3
Minimum diagonal size = (0.1763 × projection distance) – 0.9
■
To find the projection distance when you know the image size:
Maximum projection distance = (5.6720 × diagonal size) + 5.3
Minimum projection distance = (4.2009 × diagonal size) + 5.6
Appendix A: Projector Installation
Converting Between Diagonal Size and Width
or Height
The calculations on the previous pages use the diagonal length of an
image to indicate its size.
■
Use these formulas if you want to find out the diagonal size of a
4:3 image from its width or height:
Diagonal size = 5/4 × width
Diagonal size = 5/3 × height
■
Use these formulas if you want to find out the width or height of
a 4:3 image from its diagonal size:
Width = 4/5 × diagonal size
Height = 3/5 × diagonal size
Converting Between 16:9 and 4:3 Image Sizes
The image size calculations on on the previous pages assume that
you’re projecting a 4:3-sized image. If you want to project a 16:9
(widescreen) image, you’ll first need to determine the corresponding
size of a 4:3 image before using the calculations.
Since the projector’s native aspect ratio is 4:3, the image height is
reduced when you project a 16:9 image:
16:9 image is 75% as high as 4:3 image
16:9 image
4:3 image
If you know the height of the 16:9 image you want to project,
multiply it by 20/9 to determine the diagonal of the corresponding
4:3 image. Then use the image size calculations to determine the
projection distance.
If you’ve already used the projection distance to calculate the diagonal
of a 4:3 image, multiply it by 9/20 to determine the height of the
corresponding 16:9 image.
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Installing the Rear Cable Cover
If you’re mounting the projector
on the ceiling, install the rear
cable cover to enhance the
appearance of the system. To
install the cover, insert its tabs
into the slots as shown, then
push the cover against the
projector until it locks into place.
To remove the cover (when
replacing the lamp and
connecting or disconnecting
cables), release the locking tab on
the bottom of the cover as shown:
To open,
release the
locking tab
Installing Multiple Projectors
note
A remote control cable set
is available that lets you
operate the projector from
extended distances (see
page 12).
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If multiple projectors are installed in one room, you can assign to each
projector a separate ID number. This lets the presenter use the remote
control to operate each projector independently (see page 48).
If you have multiple projectors installed at your place of business and
want to be able to monitor and control them over a network, see
“Managing the Projector from a Remote Computer” on page 73.
Appendix A: Projector Installation
A
Appendix B: Technical
Specifications
General
Type of display
Poly-silicon TFT active matrix
Size of LCD panels
Diagonal: 1.4 inches (35.6 mm)
Lens
F=1.7 to 2.2, f=53 to 72 mm
Resolution
(native format)
1024 × 768 pixels (XGA)
Color reproduction
24 bit, 16.8 million colors
Brightness
Approx. 5200 ANSI lumens (high
brightness setting); 3000 ANSI lumens
(low brightness setting)
Contrast ratio
1200:1 (high brightness)
1500:1 (low brightness)
Image size
22 to 600 inches (0.56 to 15.24 meters),
using the standard lens
Projection distance
3.4 to 101.5 feet (1.04 to 30.94 meters),
using the standard lens
Projection methods
Front, rear, upside-down (ceiling mount)
Internal sound system
7 W monaural
Optical aspect ratio
4:3 (horizontal:vertical);
supports 16:9 and 5:4
Zoom ratio
1:1.35
Noise level
34 dB
Keystone correction
Vertical ± 45°
Horizontal ± 40°
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Projection Lamp
Type
UHE (Ultra High Efficiency)
Power consumption
320 W
Lamp life
Approx. 3000 hours (low brightness);
2000 hours (high brightness)
Part number
V13H010L23
Remote Control
Range
about 30 feet (10 meters)
Battery
AA × 2
Mouse Compatibility
Supports USB
Dimensions
Height
7.6 inches (193 mm) including feet
Width
13.8 inches (350 mm)
Depth
19.3 inches (490 mm)
Weight
24.7 lb (11.2 kg)
Electrical
118
Rated frequency
50/60 Hz AC
Power supply
100 to 120 VAC
200 to 240 VAC
Power consumption
Operating: 480 W
Standby (on network): 60 W
Full sleep mode: 1.5 W
Appendix B: Technical Specifications
Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Storage: 14 to 140 °F (-10 to 60 °C)
Humidity
Operating: 20 to 80% RH,
non-condensing
Storage: 10 to 90% RH,
non-condensing
Safety
United States
FCC 47CFR Part 15B Class B (DoC)
UL1950 Rev. 3
Canada
ICES-003 Class B
CSA C22.2 No. 950-95 (cUL)
CE Marking
Directive 73/23/EEC
Directive 89/336/EEC
EN 55022, EN 55024
Computer Video Port Pin Assignments
The Computer1 and Computer 2 ports are female video RGB,
15-pin micro-D-style connector. Here are their pin assignments:
Pin no.
Computer port
Pin no.
Computer port
1
Red video
9
Reserved
2
Green video
10
Synchronous GND
3
Blue video
11
GND
4
GND
12
SDA
5
GND
13
Horizontal sync /
composite sync
6
Red GND
14
Vertical sync
7
Green GND
15
SCL
8
Blue GND
Appendix B: Technical Specifications 119
Compatible Video Formats
You can use any of the following video sources: VCR, DVD player,
camcorder, digital camera, gaming console, or laser disc player. The
projector supports composite video, S-video, component video, and
RGB video, and it automatically senses the video format (HDTV,
NTSC, PAL, or SECAM).
The projector supports these international video standards:
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
NTSC
NTSC 4:3
PAL
M-PAL
N-PAL
PAL—60
SECAM
60
60
50
60
50
60
50
HDTV (750p)
HDTV (750p)
HDTV (1125i)
HDTV (1125i)
SDTV (525P)
SDTV (625p)
TV (525i)
TV (625i)
60
50
60
50
60
50
60
50
Compatible Computer Display Formats
You can connect the projector to a wide range of computers, including
PCs and laptops, Apple Macintosh,® Power Macintosh® series
(including G3 and G4 systems), PowerBook® computers, many
iMac® and iBook® series systems, and high-end workstations such as
the Sun® SPARCstation.™
Although images are displayed at the projector’s native resolution of
1024 × 768 pixels, EPSON’s patented SizeWise™ chip supports
computer display formats ranging from VGA through UXGA.
To project images output from a computer, the computer’s external
monitor signal must be set at a refresh rate (vertical frequency) that’s
compatible with the projector; see the following table for compatible
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formats. For best results, the computer’s resolution should be set to
match the projector’s native resolution (1024 × 768). If this resolution
isn’t available, select one of the other compatible formats:
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Windows:
Right-click the desktop, select Properties, click the Settings tab,
and select a compatible resolution. (For a laptop displaying
through an external monitor port, you’ll need to click the
Advanced button on the Settings tab, then adjust the resolution
of the external monitor.)
■
Macintosh OS 9.x:
On the Apple menu, choose Control Panels, then click
Monitors or Monitors and Sound. Click the Monitor tab and
select a compatible resolution for your external monitor.
■
Macintosh OS X:
From the Apple menu, select System Preferences, then click
Displays. Make sure the VGA Display or Color LCD dialog box
is selected, then click the Display tab and select a compatible
resolution.
You may need to modify existing presentation files if you created them
for a different resolution. See your software documentation for details.
The projector supports these monitor display formats:
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
VGAEGA
70
640 × 350
VGA—60
VESA—72
VESA—75
VESA—85
VGA—120
60
72
75
85
120
640 × 480
640 × 480
640 × 480
640 × 480
640 × 480
SVGA—56
SVGA—60
SVGA—72
SVGA—75
SVGA—85
SVGA—120
56
60
72
75
85
120
800 × 600
800 × 600
800 × 600
800 × 600
800 × 600
800 × 600
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122
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
XGA—43i
XGA—60
XGA—70
XGA—75
XGA—85
XGA—120
43
60
70
75
85
120
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
SXGA1—70
SXGA1—75
SXGA1—85
SXGA1—100
70
75
85
100
1152 × 864
1152 × 864
1152 × 864
1152 × 864
SXGA2—60
SXGA2—75
SXGA2—85
60
75
85
1280 × 960
1280 × 960
1280 × 960
SXGA3—43i
SXGA3—60
SXGA3—75
SXGA3—85
43
60
75
85
1280 × 1024
1280 × 1024
1280 × 1024
1280 × 1024
SXGA+60
SXGA+75
SXGA+85
60
75
85
1400 × 1050
1400 × 1050
1400 × 1050
UXGA—48i
UXGA—60
UXGA—65
UXGA—70
UXGA—75
UXGA—80
UXGA—85
96
60
65
70
75
80
85
1600 × 1200
1600 × 1200
1600 × 1200
1600 × 1200
1600 × 1200
1600 × 1200
1600 × 1200
iMAC VGA
iMAC SVGA
iMAC XGA
MAC13
MAC16
MAC19—60
MAC19
MAC21
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95
75
67
75
59
75
75
640 × 480
800 × 600
1024 × 768
640 × 480
832 × 624
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1152 × 870
Appendix B: Technical Specifications
A
Appendix C: Notices
This appendix includes safety instructions and other important information
about your EPSON PowerLite projector.
Important Safety Instructions
Follow these safety instructions when setting up and using the projector:
■
Do not place the projector on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
■
Do not use the projector near water or sources of heat.
■
Use the type of power source indicated on the projector. If you are not
sure of the power available, consult your dealer or power company.
■
Place the projector near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily
unplugged.
Placez l’appareil près d’une prise de courant où la fiche peut être débranchée
facilement.
■
Insert the projector’s three-wire grounding-type plug into a properly
grounded outlet. If you have a two-prong outlet, contact an electrician
to replace it. Do not hold the plug with wet hands.
■
Take the following precautions for the plug. Failure to comply with
these precautions could result in sparks or fire: Do not insert the plug
into an outlet with dust present. Insert the plug firmly into the outlet.
■
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience
receptacles. This can cause fire or electric shock.
■
Do not place the projector where the cord can be walked on. This may
result in fraying or damage to the plug.
■
Unplug the projector from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use a damp
cloth for cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
■
Do not block the slots and openings in the projector case. They provide
ventilation and prevent the projector from overheating. Do not operate
the projector on a sofa, rug, or other soft surface, or in a closed-in
cabinet unless proper ventilation is provided.
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Appendix C: Notices
■
Never push objects of any kind through the cabinet slots. Never spill
liquid of any kind into the projector.
■
Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to
service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.
Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages and
other hazards.
■
Unplug the projector from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions: When the power cord
or plug is damaged or frayed. If liquid has been spilled into the
projector, or if it has been exposed to rain or water. If it does not operate
normally when you follow the operating instructions, or if it exhibits a
distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service. If it has
been dropped or the housing has been damaged.
■
This product includes a lamp component that contains mercury. Please
consult your state and local regulations regarding proper disposal and do
not place in the trash.
■
Unplug the projector during lightning storms or when it will not be used
for extended periods.
■
Do not place the projector and/or remote control on top of
heat-producing equipment or in a hot location.
■
If you use the projector in a country other than where you purchased it,
use the correct power cord for that country.
■
Do not stand on the projector or place heavy objects on it.
■
Do not use the projector outside of the required temperature range of 41
to 104°F (5 to 40 °C). Doing so may cause an unstable display and
could lead to projector damage.
■
Do not store the projector outside of the required temperature range of
14 to 140 °F (-10 to 60 °C) or in direct sunlight for long periods of time.
Doing so may cause damage to the case.
Remote Control Information
You can operate the projector by remote control via a line-of-sight infrared
(IR) receiver at the front and rear of the projector. The projector may not
respond to remote control commands under the following conditions:
■
There is an object between the remote control IR emitter and the IR
receiver on the projector.
■
Ambient light is too bright.
■
Certain types of fluorescent lighting are used.
■
A strong light source shines into the IR receiver.
■
Other equipment that emits infrared energy, such as a radiant room
heater, is in the room.
These conditions commonly cause problems for most infrared-controlled
equipment. Try the following:
■
The remote control’s batteries may be low on power; replace them.
■
Dim the ambient lighting and/or turn off any fluorescent lights.
■
Close any window coverings and/or move the projector out of direct
sunlight.
■
Turn off other equipment that emits infrared energy.
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Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15, Class B Personal Computers and
Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B
Personal Computers
We:
Located at:
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
MS: 3-13
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
Telephone:
(562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies
with 47CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device. Each
product marketed, is identical to the representative unit tested and found to
be compliant with the standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the
equipment being produced can be expected to be within the variation
accepted, due to quantity production and testing on a statistical basis as
required by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
EPSON
Type of Product: Projector
Model:
EMP-8300
Marketing Name: PowerLite 8300i
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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this
equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause
interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this
equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded
equipment interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than
one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
Appendix C: Notices 127
Warranty
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty
Basic Two-Year Warranty and 90-Day Lamp Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“EPSON”) warrants to the original
retail purchaser of the EPSON product enclosed with this limited warranty
statement that the product, if purchased new and used in the United States
or Canada, conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications and will be free
from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years from
the date of original purchase (except that the warranty period is 90 days for
projector lamps). For warranty service, you must provide proof of the date of
original purchase.
What EPSON Will Do To Correct Problems: If you elect carry-in warranty
service, please bring the product securely packaged in its original container or
an equivalent, along with proof of the date of original purchase, to your
EPSON Dealer or EPSON Customer Care Center. EPSON will, at its
option, repair or replace on an exchange basis the defective unit, without
charge for parts or labor. When warranty service involves the exchange of the
product or of a part, the item replaced becomes EPSON property. The
exchanged product or part may be new or previously refurbished to the
EPSON standard of quality, and at EPSON’s option, the replacement may
be another model of like kind and quality. EPSON’s liability for replacement
of the covered product will not exceed the original retail selling price of the
covered product. Exchange or replacement products or parts assume the
remaining warranty period of the product covered by this limited warranty.
However, each replacement lamp carries the limited 90-day warranty stated
above.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty does not apply to
refurbished or reconditioned products. This warranty covers only normal
consumer use in the United States and Canada. 24-hour-per-day use causes
unusual strain and is not considered normal use. This warranty does not
cover consumables (e.g., fuses), other than lamps. This warranty is not
transferable. EPSON is not responsible for warranty service should the
EPSON label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed or
should the product fail to be properly maintained or fail to function properly
as a result of misuse, abuse, improper installation, neglect, improper
shipping, damage caused by disasters such as fire, flood, and lightning,
improper electrical current, software problems, interaction with non-EPSON
products, or service other than by an EPSON Authorized Servicer. Postage,
insurance, or shipping costs incurred in presenting your EPSON product for
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carry-in warranty service are your responsibility. If a claimed defect cannot be
identified or reproduced in service, you will be held responsible for costs
incurred.
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS
APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE
LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE.
UNLESS STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENTS OR
REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR FIRM
ARE VOID. IN THE EVENT THE REMEDIES ABOVE FAIL, EPSON’S
ENTIRE LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO A REFUND OF THE
PRICE PAID FOR THE EPSON PRODUCT COVERED BY THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS WRITTEN
WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS
AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE,
OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR
INABILITY TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER
RESULTING FROM BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER
LEGAL THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts and some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions
may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights, which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
To locate the Authorized EPSON Servicer nearest you, call the EPSON
ConnectionSM at (800) 637-7661 + PIN or (562) 276-4394 in the U.S. and
(905) 709-3839 in Canada or write to: Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box
93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-3012.
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130
Appendix C: Notices
Index
A
A/V Mute, 59 to 60
A/V Mute button, 53
About menu, 96, 103
Accessories, 12, 110
Air filters, cleaning and replacing, 91 to 93
Anti-theft device, 12, 15
Aspect ratio, 117
Audio
adjusting tone, 69
adjusting volume, 55, 69
problems, troubleshooting, 108
turning off (using A/V Mute), 53
B
Bass, adjusting, 69
Battery, installing, 50
Blank screen, 35
Blurry image, 107
Brightness, 7, 117
Brightness setting, 55, 64
C
Cables
A/V, 10 to 12, 16
audio, 10 to 12, 29
computer, 10 to 12, 22 to 27
mouse, 27
USB, 10, 27
video, 10 to 12, 16
Capturing image, 59 to 60
Ceiling mount, 12, 111 to 116
Cleaning
air filters, 91 to 93
lens, 90
projector, 90
Color
problems, 108
settings, 68
Communication setup options, 71
Component video
cable, 16
selecting input signal, 19, 70
Composite (RCA) video cable, 16
Computer connector pin assignments, 119
Computers supported, 120
Connecting projector
to audio source, 29
to computer, 22 to 27
to external monitor, 28
to speakers, 30
to video equipment, 16 to 21
Connector pin assignments, 119
Contrast setting, 64
D
Declaration of Conformity, 126
Default settings, restoring, 63
Desktop adapter, Macintosh, 26
Different image on laptop and screen, 35 to 37
Distance from projector to screen, 14,
112 to 115, 117
Drawing on the screen, 56 to 57
DVI cable, 12, 25
E
EasyManagement
installing software, 74 to 75
monitoring projector, 7, 73 to 88
EasyMP.net option, 7, 34, 51
Electrical specifications, 118
E-mail notification, 84 to 88
EMP Monitor
changing monitoring interval, 83
installing software, 74 to 75
using, 78 to 83
EMP NetworkManager
installing software, 74 to 75
using, 84 to 88
Index 131
Environmental specifications, 119
EPSON
accessories, 12, 110
PrivateLine Support, 8, 110
technical support, 8, 110
External monitor, connecting, 28, 71
E-Zoom button, 53
F
FCC compliance statement, 127
Filters, see Air filters
Focusing, 38
Foot release button, 39
Freeze button, 53
H
Height of image, adjusting, 39 to 40
Help, 8, 110
Highlighting presentation, 56 to 57
HP OpenView, 73
I
iMac, connecting to, 11
Image
adjusting, 38 to 42, 64 to 68
capturing and saving in projector, 59 to 60
correcting shape, 40 to 41, 67, 106
fitting on screen, 42, 67, 106
focusing, 38
height, adjusting, 39 to 40
positioning, 39 to 40
previewing picture sources, 52
problems with, troubleshooting, 35 to 37,
104 to 108
raising, 39 to 40
selecting source, 34, 51 to 52
setup options, 70
shape, correcting, 40 to 41, 67, 106
size and projection distance, 14,
112 to 115, 117
turning off (using A/V Mute), 53
zooming, 38, 53
Input signal, selecting, 34, 51 to 52, 70
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Index
Installing
projector, 111 to 116
software, 74 to 75
K
Kensington anti-theft device, 12, 15
Keystone correction, 40 to 41, 67, 106, 117
L
Lamp
filter, 91
number of hours used, 94, 96, 103
replacing, 94 to 96
status light, 94, 100 to 102
Lamp timer, resetting, 96
Laptop computer, displaying on, 35 to 37
Lens
cleaning, 90
options, 12
specifications, 112 to 115, 117
Lens shift, 39
Lights, status, 100 to 102
Logo, saving on projector, 59 to 60
M
Macintosh desktop adapter, 26
Manuals, 8
Menus
About, 96, 103
Audio, 69
changing settings, 62 to 63
User’s Logo, 59 to 60
using, 62 to 63
Video, 64 to 66
Monitor, connecting, 28
Monitoring projector
EMP Monitor, 78 to 83
EMP NetworkManager, 84 to 88
HP OpenView, 73
Mouse, using remote control as, 27, 58
Multiple projectors, controlling, 48
N
Navigation buttons, 47
Network settings, 71, 76 to 77
New Hardware Wizard, 33
No-Signal Msg setting, 60, 72
O
Options for projector, 11 to 12
P
Picture source, selecting, 34, 51 to 52
Picture, see Image
Picture-in-Picture function, 54
Pin assignments, connector, 119
Pointer tool, 56 to 57
Positioning
image, 39 to 40
projector, 14 to 15
Power
button, 33
specifications, 118
status light, 100 to 102
PowerPoint files, viewing with remote control,
7, 27, 58
Presentations
computer, 22 to 27
video, 16 to 27
Presenters Online, 8, 110
Preview function, 52
PrivateLine Support, 8, 110
Problems
color, 108
image, 35 to 37, 104 to 108
remote control, 109
sound, 108
Projection lamp, see Lamp
Projector
cleaning, 90
connections, see Connecting projector
customizing features, 70 to 72
distance from screen, 14, 112 to 115, 117
feet, adjusting height with, 39
installing, 111 to 116
Projector (continued)
lamp specifications, 118
monitoring remotely, 73 to 88
options, 12
positioning, 14 to 15, 111 to 116
resolution, 7, 117, 120 to 122
shipping case, 12, 97
specifications, 117 to 119
transporting, 97
troubleshooting, 99 to 108
turning off, 43
turning on, 32 to 33
unpacking, 10
viewing information about, 103
Projector ID, 48
Prompt setting, 72
Q
Quick Corner, 41
R
Raising image, 39 to 40
Rear-screen projection, 111
Registration, 9
Remote control
as wireless mouse, 27, 58
controlling multiple projectors, 48
ID, 49
information, 125
navigation buttons, 47
problems, 109, 125
replacing battery, 50
running slideshow with, 27, 58
specifications, 118
troubleshooting, 109
using, 45 to 58
Replacing lamp, 94 to 96
Resetting
lamp timer, 96
menu options, 63
Resetting menu options, 63
Resolution, 7, 117, 120 to 122
Restoring default settings, 63
Index 133
134
S
T
Safety
instructions, 123 to 124
specifications, 119
Screen
blank, 35
distance from projector, 14, 112 to 115
options, 12
Screen image
See Image
Setup options, 70 to 72
Shipping case, 12, 97
Sleep mode, 43, 72, 118
SNMP (Simple Network Management
Protocol), 73
Software installation, 74 to 75
Sound
adjusting, 55, 69
troubleshooting, 108
Source, selecting, 34, 51 to 52
Speaker, specifications, 117
Speakers, connecting, 30
Specifications
brightness, 7, 117
dimensions, 118
electrical, 118
environmental, 119
general, 117
Lens, 112 to 115
lens, 117
remote control, 118
resolution, 7, 117, 120 to 122
safety, 119
Standby mode, 28, 43, 71, 80, 82
Startup screen, creating, 59 to 60
Status lights, 100 to 102
Stopping action, 53
Support, see Technical support
S-video cable, 11, 16, 18
Switching picture source, 34, 51 to 52
Synchronization, adjusting, 66
System requirements, 74
Technical support, 8, 110
Temperature
requirements, 119
status light, 100 to 102
Tone, adjusting, 69
Tracking, adjusting, 65
Transporting projector, 97
Treble, adjusting, 69
Troubleshooting
blank screen, 35
cut-off image, 42, 67, 106
different images on laptop and screen, 35
image and sound problems, 35 to 37,
104 to 108
projector problems, 99 to 108
remote control problems, 109
tapered image, 40 to 41
Turning off picture (using A/V Mute), 53
Turning off projector, 43
Index
U
Unpacking projector, 10
USB cable, 10, 27
User’s Logo menu, 59 to 60
V
Video
cables, 10 to 12, 16
display settings, viewing, 103
formats, supported, 120 to 122
menu, 64 to 66
selecting source, 34, 51 to 52
Video port pin assignments, 119
Volume, adjusting, 55, 69
W
Warning lights, 100 to 102
Warranty, 9, 128 to 129
Wireless mouse, 27, 58
Z
Zoom ratio, 117
Zooming image, 38, 53
Index 135
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Index