Vision VHD-800X Specifications

O W N E R ’ S
O P E R A T I N G
M A N U A L
140/150
1080p LightAmp™ Digital Projector
Vision 140
Vision 140/CineWide™
Vision 140/CineWide™ with AutoScope™
Vision 150
Vision 150/CineWide™
Vision 150/CineWide™ with AutoScope™
TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For Projectors, Video Processors and Controllers
Congratulations on your purchase of a Vidikron video product and welcome to the Vidikron family! With proper installation, setup
and care, you should enjoy many years of unparalleled video performance.
This is a LIMITED WARRANTY as defined in the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Please read it carefully and retain it with your other
important documents.
WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY:
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SERVICE LABOR: Vidikron will pay for service labor by Vidikron Authorized Service Center when needed as a result of manufacturing
defect for a period of two (2) years from the effective date of delivery to the end user (excluding the lamp).
PARTS (not including the lamp): Vidikron will provide new or rebuilt replacement parts for the parts that fail due to defects in
materials or workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the effective date of delivery to the end user. Such replacement parts
are then subsequently warranted for the remaining portion (if any) of the original warranty period.
PROJECTOR LAMP: Vidikron will pay for service labor by a Vidikron Authorized Service Center when needed as a result of a
manufacturing defect for a period of six (6) months or 1000 hours, whichever comes first, from the effective date of delivery to the
end user. In addition, Vidikron will provide a new or rebuilt replacement lamp for the lamp that fails due to defects in materials or
workmanship for a period of six (6) months or 1000 hours, whichever comes first, from the effective date of delivery to the end user.
Such replacement lamps are then subsequently warranted for the remaining portion (if any) of the original warranty period.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY:
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This Limited Warranty only covers failure due to defects in materials and workmanship that occur during normal use and does not
cover normal maintenance. This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinets or any appearance items; failure resulting from
accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, faulty or improper installation or setup adjustments; improper
maintenance, alteration, improper use of any input signal; damage due to lightning or power line surges, spikes and brownouts;
damage that occurs during shipping or transit; or damage that is attributed to acts of God. In the case of remote control units,
damage resulting from leaking, old, damaged or improper batteries is also excluded from coverage under this Limited Warranty.
CAUTION: THIS LIMITED WARRANTY ONLY COVERS VIDIKRON PRODUCTS PURCHASED FROM VIDIKRON AUTHORIZED DEALERS.
ALL OTHER PRODUCTS ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THIS WARRANTY. MOREOVER, DAMAGE
RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM IMPROPER INSTALLATION OR SETUP IS SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE
UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT INSTALLATION AND SETUP WORK BE PERFORMED ONLY BY AN
AUTHORIZED VIDIKRON DEALER TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THIS WARRANTY. THIS WILL ALSO ENSURE THAT YOU ENJOY
THE FINE PERFORMANCE OF WHICH YOUR VIDIKRON PRODUCT IS CAPABLE WHEN INSTALLED AND CALIBRATED BY VIDIKRON
AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL.
RIGHTS, LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS:
Vidikron limits its obligations under any implied warranties under state laws to a period not to exceed the warranty period. There
are no express warranties. Vidikron also excludes any obligation on its part for incidental or consequential damages related to the
failure of this product to function properly. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. So the above limitations or exclusions may
not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
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EFFECTIVE WARRANTY DATE:
This warranty begins on the effective date of delivery to the end user. For your convenience, keep the original bill of sale as
evidence of the purchase date.
IMPORTANT -- WARRANTY REGISTRATION:
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Please fill out and mail your warranty registration card. It is imperative that Vidikron knows how to reach you promptly if we should
discover a safety problem or product update for which you must be notified.
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CONTACT A VIDIKRON AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER TO OBTAIN SERVICE:
Repairs made under the terms of this Limited Warranty covering your Vidikron video product will be performed at the location of
the product, during usual working hours, providing location of product is within normal operating distance from a Vidikron
Authorized Service Center. In some instances it may be necessary for the product to be returned to the Vidikron factory for repairs.
If, solely in Vidikron’s judgment, location of product to be repaired is beyond normal operating distance of the closest Vidikron
Authorized Service Center, or the repair requires the unit be returned to the Vidikron factory, it is the owner’s responsibility to
arrange for shipment of the product for repair. These arrangements must be made through the selling Vidikron Dealer. If this is not
possible, contact Vidikron directly for a Return Authorization number and shipping instructions. Vidikron will return product
transportation prepaid in the United States, unless no product defect is discovered. In that instance, shipping costs will be the
responsibility of the owner.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS:
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© Copyright 2007 Vidikron, a Runco International Company. This document contains proprietary information protected by
copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. All rights are reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced by any
mechanical, electronic or other means, in any form, without prior written permission of the manufacturer.
Vidikron, Vision, DVSI, Imagix, CineWide, AutoScope, V2 Aperture Control, CSMS and IntelliWide are trademarks of Runco, LLC. All
other trademarks and registered trademarks used in this document are the property of their respective owners.
THX and the THX logo are trademarks of THX Ltd. which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All rights reserved.
Vidikron products are manufactured under one or more of the following patents: US. Patent 6755540 and Other Patents Pending.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
To locate the name and address of the nearest Vidikron Authorized Service Center, or for additional information about this Limited
Warranty, please call or write:
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VIDIKRON
Attn: Customer Service Department
2900 Faber Street
Union City, CA 94587
Ph: (510) 324-5900
Fax: (510) 324-5905
Toll Free: (888) 4VIDIKRON
VIDIKRON PRODUCT INFORMATION
RETAIN THIS INFORMATION FOR YOUR RECORDS
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Date
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Safety Precautions
Thank you for your purchase of this quality Vidikron video projector! It has been designed to provide you with the quality of video
that is expected in a home theater. For the best performance, please read this manual carefully as it is your guide through the
menus and operation.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
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CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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WARNING
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
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.
Read these instructions.
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Keep these instructions.
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Heed all warnings.
4.
Do not use this equipment near water, outdoors or otherwise exposed to the elements.
5.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
6.
Do not block any ventilation openings.
7.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
8.
Do not defeat the safety feature of the polarized or grounding type plug. A polarized type plug has two blades with one wider
than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The third prong is provided for your safety.
If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for the replacement of the obsolete outlet.
9.
The 12V trigger only outputs DC 12V signal for triggering. Do not connect to any other power input or output. This could cause
damage to this unit.
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10. Only use accessories specified by Vidikron.
11. Keep the packing material in case the equipment should ever need to be shipped.
12. Unplug this projector during lightning storms or when it will not be used for an extended period of time.
13. The lamp becomes extremely hot during operation. Allow the projector to cool down for approximately 45 minutes prior to
removing the lamp assembly for replacement. Do not operate lamps beyond the rated lamp life. Excessive operation of lamps
beyond rated life could cause them to explode in rare occasions.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the projector has been damaged in any way,
objects have fallen or spilled into the projector, the projector has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally,
or has been dropped.
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Table of Contents
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TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ............................................................................................. iii
Safety Precautions ................................................................................................................... vi
1. Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 1
About This Manual ............................................................................................................................................ 1
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Target Audience......................................................................................................................................... 1
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If You Have Comments About This Manual... .................................................................................. 1
Textual and Graphic Conventions ....................................................................................................... 1
Using This Manual ............................................................................................................................................. 2
Description, Features and Benefits ............................................................................................................. 3
Key Features and Benefits....................................................................................................................... 4
Parts List ........................................................................................................................................................ 4
2. Controls and Functions ...................................................................................................... 5
Vision 140/150 at a Glance ............................................................................................................................. 5
Vision 140/150 Input Panel ............................................................................................................................ 7
Vision 140/150 Rear-Panel Keypad ............................................................................................................. 8
VHD Controller Front Panel .........................................................................................................................10
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VHD Controller Rear Panel ...........................................................................................................................11
Outputs........................................................................................................................................................11
Inputs ...........................................................................................................................................................11
Vision 140/150 Remote Control Unit ........................................................................................................13
3. Installation ........................................................................................................................ 17
Remote Control ................................................................................................................................................17
Battery Installation ..................................................................................................................................17
Notes on Remote Control Operation................................................................................................17
Quick Setup .......................................................................................................................................................19
Installation Considerations ..........................................................................................................................20
Installation Type.......................................................................................................................................20
Ambient Light ...........................................................................................................................................20
Throw Distance.........................................................................................................................................21
Vertical and Horizontal Position.........................................................................................................22
Vertical and Horizontal Lens Shift......................................................................................................22
Folded Optics ............................................................................................................................................25
Other Considerations .............................................................................................................................25
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Installing the Projection Lens ......................................................................................................................26
Installing the Optional CineWide Lens Mount ......................................................................................27
Remove Projector Front Feet (CineWide with AutoScope) ......................................................27
Install Anamorphic Lens Motor (CineWide with AutoScope) or Base Plate (fixed CineWide) ............................................................................................................................................................27
Install Projector Stand (CineWide with AutoScope, Floor-Mount) ........................................28
Mounting the Vision 140/150 .....................................................................................................................29
Floor Mounting (Upright) .....................................................................................................................29
Ceiling Mounting (Inverted) ................................................................................................................29
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Adjusting the Projection Angle ..........................................................................................................29
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Connections to the Vision 140/150 and VHD Controller ...................................................................30
Connector Panel Access ........................................................................................................................30
Connecting the VHD Controller to the Vision 140/150..............................................................30
Connecting Source Components to the VHD Controller ..........................................................31
RS-232 Controller Connection ............................................................................................................35
Connecting 12-Volt Trigger Outputs to External Theater Equipment .................................36
Connecting an External IR Receiver to the VHD Controller......................................................37
Connecting to AC Power.......................................................................................................................37
Turning on the Power ....................................................................................................................................38
Adjusting the Picture Orientation .............................................................................................................39
Primary Lens Adjustments ...........................................................................................................................39
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Focus ............................................................................................................................................................39
Zoom ............................................................................................................................................................39
Vertical and Horizontal Lens Shift......................................................................................................39
Installing and Adjusting the CineWide Anamorphic Lens ................................................................40
Attach Lens Mounting Assembly to Lens Motor Carriage Plate (CineWide with AutoScope) or Base Plate (fixed CineWide)..............................................................................................40
Configure Lens Motor Trigger (CineWide with AutoScope) ....................................................41
Adjust the Anamorphic Lens ...............................................................................................................41
Calibrating Projector Input 2 (DVI) ............................................................................................................45
TheaterMaster Remote Control Functions .....................................................................................47
Navigating the Projector Menus ........................................................................................................48
Channel Setup...........................................................................................................................................48
Auto Setup .................................................................................................................................................50
Size and Position Menu ........................................................................................................................51
Picture Quality Menu .............................................................................................................................53
Installation Menu .....................................................................................................................................57
Working With the Lamp ...............................................................................................................................59
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4. Operation .......................................................................................................................... 63
Using the On-Screen Menus ........................................................................................................................63
Main Menu .................................................................................................................................................65
Input Source ..............................................................................................................................................65
Aspect Ratio ..............................................................................................................................................65
Picture .........................................................................................................................................................68
Input Position............................................................................................................................................72
ISF Presets...................................................................................................................................................73
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Information ................................................................................................................................................73
Calibration ..................................................................................................................................................74
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Service..........................................................................................................................................................76
5. Maintenance and Troubleshooting ................................................................................ 81
Lamp and Filter Replacement .....................................................................................................................81
Filter Replacement ..................................................................................................................................83
Lens Replacement ...........................................................................................................................................84
Troubleshooting Tips .....................................................................................................................................85
Error Codes.................................................................................................................................................87
6. Serial Communications .................................................................................................... 91
RS-232 Connection and Port Configuration ..........................................................................................91
Serial Command Syntax ................................................................................................................................91
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7. Specifications .................................................................................................................... 97
Vision 140/150 Specifications .....................................................................................................................97
VHD Controller Specifications .....................................................................................................................99
Vision 140/150 Dimensions ...................................................................................................................... 100
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List of Figures
2-1. Vision 140/150 Top/Rear/Front View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2-2. Vision 140/150 Input Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2-3. Vision 140/150 Rear-Panel Keypad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2-4. VHD Controller Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
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2-5. VHD Controller Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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2-6. VHD Controller/Vision 140/150 Remote Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3-1. Available Range of the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
3-2. Estimating Throw Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
3-3. Projector Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
3-4. Vertical Lens Shift (EXAMPLE ONLY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
3-5. Horizontal Lens Shift (EXAMPLE ONLY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
3-6. Folded Optics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
3-7. Lens Assembly (Front View) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
3-8. Mounting Angle Ranges (Front-to-Back and Side-to-Side) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
3-9. Connecting the Vision 140/150 to the VHD Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
3-10. HDMI Source Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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3-11. Digital (DTV) RGB or Component Video Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
3-12. Analog RGB Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
3-13. Composite, S-Video and Component Video Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
3-14. RS-232 Control System Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
3-15. Connecting 12-Volt Trigger Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
3-16. External IR Receiver Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
3-17. TheaterMaster Remote Control for Vision 140/150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
3-18. Channel Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
3-19. Unlocking a Channel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
3-20. Resize Presets: No Resizing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
3-21. Adjusting Black Levels and White Levels Using the Clipping Detector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
4-1. VHD Controller OSD Menu Structure for Vision 140/150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
4-2. Typical PLUGE Pattern for Adjusting Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
4-3. Typical Gray Bar Pattern for Adjusting Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
4-4. Typical Color Bar Pattern for Adjusting Color Saturation and Tint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
4-5. Typical Test Pattern for Adjusting Sharpness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
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List of Figures
4-6. Keystone Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
5-1. Removing the Lamp Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
5-2. Unlocking the Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
5-3. Removing the Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
5-4. Installing A New Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
5-5. Recording the Serial Number of a New Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
5-6. Removing the Primary Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
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7-1. Vision 140/150 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
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This Owner’s Manual describes how to install, set up and operate a Vidikron Vision Model 140
or Model 150 LightAmp™ Projector and VHD Controller.
Introduction
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About This Manual
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Throughout this manual, the Vidikron Vision Model 140/150 LightAmp™ Projector and VHD
Controller are referred to as the “Vision 140/150.” The information in this manual applies to
both projector models except where otherwise indicated.
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Vidikron has prepared this manual to help home theater installers and end users get the
most out of the Vision 140/150.
Target Audience
Vidikron has made every effort to ensure that this manual is accurate as of the date it was
printed. However, because of ongoing product improvements and customer feedback, it
may require updating from time to time. You can always find the latest version of this and
other Vidikron product manuals on-line, at www.Vidikron.com.
Vidikron welcomes your comments about this manual. Send them to info@Vidikron.com.
If You Have Comments About
This Manual...
Text Conventions: The following conventions are used in this manual, in order to clarify the
information and instructions provided:
Textual and Graphic
Conventions
• Remote and built-in keypad button identifiers are set in upper-case bold type; for
example, “Press EXIT to return to the previous menu.”
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• Computer input (commands you type) and output (responses that appear on-screen) is
shown in monospace (fixed-width) type; for example: “To change the aspect ratio to
Letterbox, type LETTERBOX <Enter>.”
• All keys with functional names are initial-capped, set in bold type and enclosed in angle
brackets. These keys are the following: <Enter>, <Spacebar>, <Control>,
<Esc> and <Tab>.
• <Enter> indicates that you may press either the RETURN or ENTER key on your keyboard
if it has both keys.
In addition to these conventions, underlining, boldface and/or italics are occasionally used to
highlight important information, as in this example:
Note
A carriage return must be used after each command or string.
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Graphic Conventions: These symbols appear in numerous places throughout the manual,
to emphasize points that you must keep in mind to avoid problems with your equipment or
injury:
TIPS highlight time-saving short cuts and helpful guidelines for using
certain features.
Note
NOTES emphasize text with unusual importance or special significance.
They also provide supplemental information.
Caution
CAUTIONS alert users that a given action or omitted action can degrade
performance or cause a malfunction.
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Tip
WARNINGS appear when a given action or omitted action can result in
damage to the equipment, or possible non-fatal injury to the user.
WARNING
DANGER appears when a given action can cause severe injury or death.
DANGER!
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Using This Manual
Use the following table to locate the specific information you need in this manual.
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Information about obtaining service
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General information about the Vision Model
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Installation instructions
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First-time configuration instructions
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Advanced configuration instructions
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Troubleshooting tips
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Product specifications
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Introduction
Vidikron’s Vision Model 140 and Model 150 bring our most advanced technology, 1080p
resolution and the world’s first THX® Certified home video products together in truly
awesome fashion.
The Vision 140/150 uses a new, ingeniously engineered 3-chip DLP™ light engine, combined
with an advanced Xenon LightAmp™ lamp illumination system to bring astoundingly high
performance and ultra-high resolution to the very best home theaters on the planet.
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The Vision 140 features a 1000W Xenon lamp, while the Vision 150 uses a 1.2-kW Xenon lamp
to produce our brightest 1080p pictures ever. Four, high-precision zoom lenses are available
with broad motorized horizontal and vertical lens shift capability. Vidikron engineers have
ensured that light is efficiently culminated through the implementation of our advanced V2™
technology and have also engineered ISF™ calibration standards into these projectors.
The Vision 140/150 is furnished with Vidikron’s newest, next-generation, all-digital VHD
Controller, featuring advanced Imagix™ processing, superb scaling, and the industry’s most
advanced aspect ratio control system.
For uncompromising widescreen reproduction of movies originally filmed in the “scope”
(2.35:1) format, the Vision 140/150 can be equipped with Vidikron’s patent-pending
CineWide™ technology, a combination of software, electronics and high-quality anamorphic
optics. CineWide maintains constant vertical height on the screen just as in a movie theater.
When a viewer transitions from 1.78:1 (16:9) program material to 2.35:1, the image simply
gets wider while full height is maintained. Also available with the Vision 140/150 is CineWide
with AutoScope™, an enhanced, remote-controlled motorized version of CineWide.
Note
CineWide requires the use of a 2.35:1 or similar aspect ratio superwide format
screen.
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Discrete IR and RS-232 control make custom installation seamless, while discrete source and
aspect ratio selection accommodate any automation control system.
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1.3
Description, Features and
Benefits
Introduction
Key Features and Benefits ➤
The Vision 140/150 offers these key features and benefits:
• Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080
• Three-chip Digital Light Processing (DLP) system
• Two HDMI Inputs (on VHD Controller) with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(HDCP)
• HDTV Compatible
• Multiple lens options for stunning sharpness and throw distance flexibility
Parts List ➤
Your Vision 140/150 is shipped with the following items. If any items are missing or damaged,
please contact your Vidikron dealer or Vidikron Customer Service at (888) 4VIDIKRON.
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• TheaterMaster Remote Control Unit and four (4), AAA-size batteries
• Two (2), 110-VAC power cords (Vision 140)
– OR –
One 110-VAC and one 220-VAC power cord (Vision 150)
• RJ-11 Telephone Cable, 50 feet (15.24 meters)
• Serial Port Adapter, RJ-11 Female to DB-9 Male
• Rack-mounting brackets and hardware for the VHD Controller
• Warranty information and registration card
• Vision Model 140/150 Owner’s Operating Manual (this document)
Optional Accessories:
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• CineWide™ technology (fixed, secondary anamorphic lens)
• CineWide™ with AutoScope™ system (secondary anamorphic lens and motorized mount)
• Ceiling mount kit (part number VIHK-000355)
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Vision 140/150 at a Glance
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Figure 2-1 shows the key Vision 140/150 components.
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Figure 2-1. Vision 140/150 Top/Rear/Front View
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TOP IR SENSOR
2.
BUILT-IN KEYPAD
The built-in keypad is located at the back of the projector, beside the input panel. Use it
similarly to the TheaterMaster Remote Control to perform service-related tasks on the
projector.
3.
INPUT PANEL
Connect the VHD Controller outputs here.
4.
LED STATUS DISPLAY
Indicates current operating status of the projector.
5.
LAMP COVER
Remove this cover to access the lamp compartment.
6.
REAR FOOT (Stationary)
7.
POWER INPUT (200 to 240 VAC)
Connect the Vision 140/150 to power here. (The Vision 140 requires 100 to 240 VAC; the
Vision 150 requires 200 to 240 VAC.)
8.
FRONT IR SENSOR
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PROJECTION LENS
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10. INTAKE VENT
Allows cool air to enter the projector, to help maintain proper operating temperature.
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11. ADJUSTABLE FEET (2)
Located on the underside of the projector are two adjustable feet. Raise or lower these
feet when positioning the projector to ensure it is level on all sides so the displayed
image will appear rectangular without any keystone.
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Vision 140/150 Input Panel
Figure 2-2 shows the Vision 140/150 rear input panel.
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Figure 2-2. Vision 140/150 Input Panel
RS232 IN
Connect the RS-232 output from the VHD Controller here, using the provided
RJ11-to-DB9 adapter and communication cable.
2.
RS232 OUT
Not used.
3.
RS422
Not used.
4.
GPIO
Not used.
5.
REMOTE
Wired input from an external remote control or infrared receiver.
6.
ETHERNET
Reserved for future use.
7.
INPUT 3 (Video) / INPUT 4 (S-Video)
Not used. Connect all video sources to the VHD Controller.
8.
INPUT 2 (DVI)
HDCP-compliant digital video input. Connect the HDMI output from the VHD Controller
to this input.
9.
INPUT 1 (RGBHV)
Not used. Connect all video sources to the VHD Controller.
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10. INPUT 5 (Option 1)
Reserved for future use.
11. INPUT 6 (Option 2)
Reserved for future use.
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Figure 2-3 shows the Vision 140/150 rear-panel keypad.
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Figure 2-3. Vision 140/150 Rear-Panel Keypad
1.
LED STATUS DISPLAY
The LED status window displays an active pattern of segments to indicate the projector
is changing its state from powered down to powered up. The message “On” appears in
the display when the projector has completed its initialization and is ready for use.
2.
POWER BUTTON
Not used. Use the VHD Controller to turn the projector on or off.
3.
FOCUS ( / )
Use these buttons to focus the projected image.
4.
ZOOM ( / )
Use these buttons to increase or decrease the projected image size.
5.
LENS SHIFT
Press this button to access the motorized lens shift controls.
6.
AUTO SETUP
Press this button to initiate an automated process in which the projector optimizes
critical display parameters for the current source.
7.
SHUTTER
Press and hold this button for two seconds to toggle the internal mechanical shutter
blade closed or open. A closed shutter blanks the display (turns it to black). Close the
shutter to mute all display while maintaining access to projector functions. Opening the
shutter restores the image.
8.
MENU
Press this button to show or hide the projector menus.
Note
The Vision 140/150 has its own internal menu system, separate from that
of the VHD Controller. However, it is intended for use by trained service
personnel only.
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9.
Menu Navigation Buttons:
UP BUTTON ( )
Used to move the menu cursor up in the Vision 140/150 menu system.
LEFT BUTTON ( )
Used to move the menu cursor left in the Vision 140/150 menu system.
RIGHT BUTTON ( )
Used to move the menu cursor right in the Vision 140/150 menu system.
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DOWN BUTTON ( )
Used to move the menu cursor down in the Vision 140/150 menu system.
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ENTER BUTTON
When an item is highlighted on the On-Screen Display, the ENTER button selects the
item.
10. INPUT 2 (DVI)
Press this button to select projector Input 2 (HDMI output from the VHD Controller).
11. HELP
Press HELP to display on-screen help text. Press HELP again (or EXIT) to hide it.
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12. EXIT
When in the menu structure, the EXIT button brings the menu back one page or cancels
the current function.
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2.4
VHD Controller Front
Panel
Figure 2-4 shows the controls and indicators on the VHD Controller front panel; the
paragraphs that follow describe them.
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Figure 2-4. VHD Controller Front Panel
1.
POWER BUTTON
Press once to toggle from standby mode to on mode. Press it again to return to standby
mode. For a discrete on or off command, you can use the direct access buttons on the
remote control.
2.
IR SENSOR
Receives IR commands from the remote.
3.
VACUUM FLUORESCENT DISPLAY
Can be used instead of the On-Screen Display (OSD). Displays currently-selected menu
or – if no menu is selected – the current source, signal format (NTSC or PAL), input
resolution and aspect ratio.
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2.5
VHD Controller Rear Panel
Figure 2-5 shows the rear connector panel on the VHD Controller.
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SYSTEM CONTROL INTERFACE
CAUTION
INPUTS
Serial No
R/Pr
G/Y
B/Pb
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE-NE PAS OUVRIR
TRIGGERS
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USERSERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE CENTER.
HD1
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IR
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HD2
Video Processor / Controller
R/Pr
G/Y
B/Pb
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HDMI Out
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HDMI 1
HDMI 2
Component Video
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WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE
OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
S-Video 1
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S-Video 2 RS-232 Out
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RS-232 Control
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Figure 2-5. VHD Controller Rear Panel
HDMI OUT
Connect this to Input 2 (DVI) on the Vision 140/150 (see Figure 2-2).
Outputs
2.
HDMI 1 / HDMI 2 (Digital)
Two, HDCP-compliant digital video inputs for connecting a DVD player or HD tuner with
a DVI or HDMI output.
Inputs
3.
HD1 / HD2 (5 x Analog BNCs)
Two inputs (five BNCs per input) for connecting either RGB or component
high-definition television signals. The VHD Controller automatically detects the signal
format: RGB(HV) or YPrPb, 480p, 720p, 480i, 576i or 1080i.
4.
COMPONENT VIDEO (RCA connectors)
Standard Definition (480i/576i) Component (YPrPb) input. This is the input for
component video from sources such as DVD players.
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Tip
For best results, do not run your DVD player in progressive mode.
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COMPOSITE VIDEO INPUT
Standard composite video input for connecting a VCR, laser disc player or other
composite video source.
6.
S-VIDEO 1 / S-VIDEO 2
Two, standard S-Video inputs for connecting a DVD player, satellite receiver or Super
VHS (S-VHS) VCR.
7.
12-VOLT (750 mA) TRIGGER OUTPUTS
Connection for up to three (3), 12-volt trigger-controlled devices such as retractable
screens or screen masks.
8.
RS-232 OUTPUT
Connect this to the RS232 IN input on the projector, using the provided communication
cable.
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9.
IR
Wired input from a wired remote control or infrared receiver. It is a 3.5-mm, mini phono
jack, wired as follows:
Ring = +5V
Tip = IR Input
Sleeve = Ground
Note
When an external remote control or infrared receiver is connected to the
wired IR input, the IR sensor on the front of the VHD is disabled.
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A female, 9-pin D-sub connector for interfacing with a PC or home theater
automation/control system.
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Connect the VHD Controller to power here.
12. MAIN AC FUSE
This is the main AC input fuse (5mm x 20mm, 500 mA, 250V slow-blow).
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13. MAIN POWER SWITCH
Disconnects or applies power to the VHD Controller.
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Figure 2-6 shows the Vision 140/150 remote control, and the paragraphs that follow describe
its functionality.
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Figure 2-6. VHD Controller/Vision 140/150 Remote Control
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2.6
Vision 140/150 Remote
Control Unit
Controls and Functions
1.
IR OUTPUT INDICATOR
Lights when a button is pressed to indicate that an IR signal is being transmitted.
2.
LIGHT
Press to illuminate the buttons.
3.
ON / OFF
Press to turn the projector on or off.
4.
ENT (Enter)
Press to select a highlighted menu item or confirm a changed setting.
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5.
Cursor Buttons ( , , , )
Use these buttons to select items or settings, adjust settings or switch display patterns.
When no menu is present on-screen, the UP and DOWN buttons toggle through the
available aspect ratios, in this order:
UP Button = 16:9 - Standard (4:3) - Letterbox - IntelliWide - Cinema - IntelliWide 2.35
DOWN Button = IntelliWide 2.35 - Cinema - IntelliWide - Letterbox - Standard (4:3) - 16:9
Note
Intelliwide 2.35 is available only on the Vision 140/150/CineWide. For
more information about aspect ratios, refer to Table 4-1.
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Likewise, the LEFT and RIGHT buttons toggle through the different source inputs, in this
order:
LEFT Button = HDMI 2 - HDMI 1 - HD/RGB2 - HD/RGB 1 - Component SD - S-Video 2 S-Video 1 - Composite
RIGHT Button = Composite - S-Video 1 - S-Video 2 - Component SD - HD/RGB 1 HD/RGB 2 - HDMI 1 - HDMI 2
Note
6.
RETURN/EXIT
Press this button to exit the current menu and return to the previous one, or to cancel an
operation.
Note
7.
The “direct select” function of the UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT buttons is
available only on the analog inputs (HD/RGB, SD Component, Composite
and S-Video).
On some remote control units, the ENT (Enter) button (item #4) is in this
location.
MENU
Press this button to access the OSD controls.
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Memory Preset Buttons:
8.
ISF NT (Night)
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “ISF Night” memory preset.
9.
ISF DAY
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “ISF Day” memory preset.
10. CUST 2
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “Custom 2” memory preset.
11. CUST 1
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “Custom 1” memory preset.
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Press to select an S-Video input or to enter the numeric character “2” or “5.”
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12. VIDEO (1)
Press to select Composite video input as the source or to enter the numeric character “1.”
14. COMP (Component) (3)
Press to select Component SD (480i/576i) video input as the source or to enter the
numeric character “3.”
15. HD 1 (4) / HD 2 (7)
Press to select a HD (RGBHV or YPbPr component) input or to enter the numeric
character “4” or “7.”
16. HDMI 1 (6) / HDMI 2 (8)
Press to select a Digital Video input or to enter the numeric character “6” or “8.”
Aspect Ratio Selection Buttons:
Use these buttons to select an aspect ratio directly or to enter numeric characters, as follows:
17. 16:9 (9)
For viewing 16:9 DVDs or HDTV programs in their native aspect ratio.
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18. 4:3 (0)
Scales the input signal to fit 4:3 display mode in the center of the screen.
19. LETBOX (Letterbox)
For viewing LaserDisc movies or non-anamorphic DVDs on a 16:9 screen.
20. I-WIDE (IntelliWide)
Enlarges a 4:3 image horizontally in a NON-linear fashion to fit 16:9 full screen display.
21. CINEMA
For viewing 2.35:1 source material.
22. SVC (CineWide-equipped projectors only)
Selects the IntelliWide 2.35 aspect ratio, used for viewing 16:9 source material on a 2.35:1
screen.
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Installation
3.1
Remote Control
To install batteries in the remote control:
Battery Installation
Remove the battery cover from the back of the remote control.
2.
Insert the batteries included with the remote control. Ensure that the polarities correctly
match the
and
markings inside the battery compartment.
3.
Replace the battery cover.
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1. Do not mix an old battery with a new one or different types of batteries.
Note
2. If you will not use the remote control for a long time, remove the batteries
to avoid damage from battery leakage.
The remote control can be used to control the Vision 140/150 within the ranges shown in
Figure 3-1.
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16:9
Approx.
7m /23ft
LIGHT
ON
OFF
ENT
RETURN
MENU
EXIT
MEMORY
ISF
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CUST
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SOURCE SELECTION
VIDEO
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Figure 3-1. Available Range of the Remote Control
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Notes on Remote Control
Operation
Installation
• Do not drop the remote control or expose it to moisture or high temperature.
• The remote control may malfunction under a fluorescent lamp. If that occurs, move the
VHD Controller away from the fluorescent lamp.
• Make sure that there is nothing obstructing the infrared beam between the remote
control and the IR receiver on the VHD Controller or projector.
• If the effective range of the remote control decreases, or it stops working, replace the
batteries with new ones.
• The remote control may fail to operate if the infrared remote sensor is exposed to bright
sunlight or fluorescent lighting.
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• Ambient conditions may possibly impede the operation of the remote control. If this
happens, point the remote control at the VHD Controller, and repeat the operation.
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Table 3-1 gives a quick overview of the Vision 140/150 installation process. The sections
following this one provide detailed instructions.
Note
Installation should be performed by a qualified custom video installation
specialist.
Table 3-1. Installation Overview
For Details, Refer to
page...
Procedure
1
Choose a location for the projector
2
Install primary projection lens
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3
Install CineWide lens mounting assembly (stationary base
plate or AutoScope lens motor – optional)
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Mount the projector
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Connect the VHD Controller to the projector
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Connect signal sources to the VHD Controller
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Connect external controller to RS-232 port (optional)
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Connect other home theater components to 12-volt trigger
outputs (optional)
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Apply power to the projector
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10
For rear-screen and/or ceiling-mount installations, select the
proper picture orientation
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Primary lens adjustments: projected image size (zoom),
position (shift) and focus
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Install CineWide anamorphic lens (optional)
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CineWide lens adjustments: projected image size (zoom),
position (shift) and focus
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Calibrate projector input 2 (DVI): perform Auto Setup, then
adjust size/position, input levels, brightness/contrast etc., as
needed for each channel
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Adjust lamp output and optical aperture, as needed
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65 through 73
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VHD Controller input calibration: adjust the following for
each VHD Controller input; save settings when finished:
• Aspect ratio
• Brightness
• Contrast
• Color level
• Tint
• Input position
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Quick Setup
Installation
3.3
Installation Considerations
Installation Type ➤
Proper installation of your projector will ensure the quality of your display. Whether you are
installing a projector temporarily or permanently, you should take the following into account
to ensure your projector performs optimally.
Choose the installation type that best suits your needs: front or rear screen, floor mount or
inverted mount. Table 3-2 compares these various installation methods.
Table 3-2. Projector Installation Options
Considerations
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Front Screen, Floor Mount Installation
• Easy to set up
• Can be moved or changed quickly
• Easy to access
• Shares floor space with audience
Front Screen, Inverted Mount (ceiling) Installation
• Does not take up audience space
• Projector is unobtrusive
• Projector cannot be accidentally moved
• Installation is more permanent
• Projector access is more difficult
Rear Screen, Floor Mount Installation
• Projector is completely hidden
• Projector is easily accessed
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires separate room
• Installation cost is usually higher
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Rear Screen, Inverted Mount (ceiling) Installation
Ambient Light ➤
• Projector is completely hidden
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires separate room
• Installation cost is usually higher
Rear Screen, Floor Mount with Mirror
• Projector is completely hidden
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires less space behind screen than other
rear screen installations
• Requires separate room
• Installation cost is usually higher
In general, minimize or eliminate light sources directed at the screen. Contrast ratio in your
images will be noticeably reduced if light directly strikes the screen, such as when a shaft of
light from a window or floodlight falls on the image. Images may then appear washed out
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Throw distance is the distance measured from the front of the projector to the screen. This is
an important calculation in any projector installation as it determines whether or not you
have enough room to install your projector with a desired screen size and if your image will
be the right size for your screen.
You can quickly estimate the throw distance by taking the width of the screen and
multiplying it by the lens throw ratio; see Figure 3-2. The result of this calculation tells you
roughly how far back the projector should be positioned from the screen in order to project a
focused image large enough to fill the screen.
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Throw Distance (TD) = Screen Width (w) x Lens Throw Ratio
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Figure 3-2. Estimating Throw Distance
Table 3-3 lists the available lens options for the Vision 140/150 and their associated throw
ratios.
Lens Option
(Note 2)
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Table 3-3. Vision 140/150 Lens Options and Throw Ratios
Throw Range in inches, Throw Ratio
Throw Ratio with 96x54-inch (1.78:1) with Primary
with Primary
Screen
Lens and
Lens Only
Anamorphic
Minimum Maximum
Lens
Throw Range in inches,
with 126.9x54-inch
(2.35:1) Screen
Minimum
Maximum
B
1.40 - 1.60
134.40
153.60
C
1.70 - 2.25
163.20
216.00
D
2.40 - 3.97
230.40
381.12
1.81 - 3.05
229.69
387.04
E
4.20 - 6.57
403.20
630.72
3.20 - 5.04
406.08
639.58
Not Applicable (Note 2)
Notes:
1. Throw distance does not affect image quality, provided these ranges are taken into account.
2. Only lens options D and E can be used with the optional CineWide (secondary anamorphic) lens. Doing so
affects the throw distances as shown here.
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Throw Distance
Installation
Vertical and Horizontal ➤
Position
Proper placement of the projector relative to the screen will yield a rectangular,
perfectly-centered image that completely fills the screen.
Ideally, the projector should be positioned perpendicular to the screen and in such a way
that the lens center and screen center are aligned with each other, as shown in Figure 3-3.
Ceiling Installation
Ceiling
Height
Projection Distance
Lens Center
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Floor Installation
Height
Screen
Lens Center
Lens Center
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Projection Distance
Floor
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Figure 3-3. Projector Placement
Vertical and Horizontal Lens ➤
Shift
If it is not possible to align the projector and screen as shown in Figure 3-3, you can use the
lens shift controls to center the image on the screen. Lens shift is generally expressed as a
percentage of the screen height or width, as shown in Figure 3-4 and Figure 3-5.
Screen Center
0%
50% Height
Lens Shift
(0.5 x H)
100% Height
Lens Shift
(1.0 x H)
Note: This is a general example of lens shift. Lenses vary in their shift capabilities. No particular lens or
projector is used in this example.
Figure 3-4. Vertical Lens Shift (EXAMPLE ONLY)
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100% Width Lens Shift
(1.0 x W)
50% Width Lens Shift
(0.5 x W)
Screen Center
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Note: This is a general example of lens shift. Lenses vary in their shift capabilities. No particular lens or
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Figure 3-5. Horizontal Lens Shift (EXAMPLE ONLY)
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Table 3-4 lists the lens shift limits for each available Vision 140/150 lens, as percentages and
absolute measurements with a 100 x 56 inch (1.78:1) screen.
Table 3-4. Vertical and Horizontal Lens Shift Limits
Lens Option
B or C
D
E
Lens Shift Limits, as Percentages of Screen Height or Width (Notes 1, 2 and 3)
60%
Down
60%
Left
22%
20%
21%
Right
22%
20%
21%
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(Note 2)
Up
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Vertical
(Notes 2 and 3)
Lens Shift Limits in Inches, with a 100-by-56 inch (1.78:1) Screen
Up
33.60
Down
33.60
Vertical
Left
22.00
20.00
21.00
Right
22.00
20.00
21.00
Horizontal
Notes:
1. With no vertical or horizontal lens shift, the lens center and screen center are aligned with each other.
2. Vertical shift limits are percentages of the screen height. Horizontal shift limits are percentages of the
screen width.
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3. Vertical lens shift figures are for ceiling mount configurations. For floor installations (where the
projector is upright), reverse the up/down vertical lens shift percentages.
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In rear screen applications where space behind the projector is limited, a mirror may be used
to fold the optical path, as shown in Figure 3-6. The position of the projector and mirror must
be accurately set. If you are considering this type of installation, contact your dealer for
assistance.
Folded Optics
Screen
Figure 3-6. Folded Optics
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Other considerations and tips that can help improve your installation:
• Keep the ambient temperature constant and below 35°C (95°F). Keep the projector away
from heating and/or air conditioning vents. Changes in temperature may cause drifts in
the projector circuitry, which may affect performance.
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• Keep the projector away from devices that radiate electromagnetic energy such as motors
and transformers. Common sources of these include slide projectors, speakers, power
amplifiers and elevators.
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Other Considerations
Installation
3.4
Installing the Projection
Lens
The projection lens is shipped separately from the projector. Proceed as follows to install the
projection lens:
Remove the lens plug from the lens opening in the projector.
2.
Place the lens cap on the projection lens to protect it from being damaged during the
installation process.
3.
Remove the rear cap from the lens. This protective cap is only used during shipping to
protect the lens from damage.
4.
Slide the new lens into the lens opening of the projector. Make sure to align the
connector on the side of the lens with the connector assembly on the lens retaining ring;
see Figure 3-7.
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As you connect the lens, you may have to re-align it slightly until the tabs on the lens fit
into the slots in the lens retaining ring.
Figure 3-7. Lens Assembly (Front View)
5.
With the lens fully inserted (and connected), turn it clockwise until the lens release
button “pops” indicating the lens is fully inserted.
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If you are installing a Vision 140/150 with the optional CineWide or CineWide with
AutoScope system, proceed as follows to install the anamorphic lens mounting assembly
(stationary base plate or AutoScope lens motor).
Note
3.5
Installing the Optional
CineWide Lens Mount
1. Do not install the CineWide lens yet, only the mounting plate or lens
motor. You will install the CineWide lens after you install the projector
and adjust the primary lens.
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2. Some of the following steps are necessary only for CineWide with
AutoScope installations.
Place the projector upside down on a blanket or other soft surface. Loosen and remove the
two front feet on the projector.
Note
The anamorphic lens mounting kit is partially pre-assembled at the
factory – the AutoScope lens motor and lens mounting assemblies are
both fully assembled.
CineWide with AutoScope: Line up the eight
mounting holes on the lens motor housing
with those on the bottom of the projector.
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Secure the motor to the projector with the
eight screws provided for this purpose.
Fixed CineWide: Line up the seven mounting
holes on the lens mount base plate with those
on the bottom of the projector, directly below
the primary lens. Secure the base plate to the
projector with the screws provided for this
purpose.
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Remove Projector Front Feet
(CineWide with AutoScope)
Install Anamorphic Lens
Motor (CineWide with
AutoScope) or Base Plate
(fixed CineWide)
Installation
Caution
(Skip this step if you are installing a fixed CineWide anamorphic lens, or
ceiling-mounting an AutoScope-equipped projector.)
If you are installing the Vision 140/150 in an upright position (not ceiling-mounted), use the
supplied hardware to attach the projector stand to the bottom of the projector as shown
below. This stand allows the projector to lie flat on the mounting surface with the AutoScope
lens motor installed.
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(CineWide with AutoScope,
Floor-Mount)
DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN THE SCREWS.
AutoScope stand used
for floor-mounted
projector
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There are several methods for mounting the projector. Depending on your chosen
installation, one method may be more suitable than another.
3.6
Mounting the Vision
140/150
Floor Mounting (Upright)
For fixed installations, and for those that want the projector out of sight or have a limited
space for projector and audience, you can invert the Vision 140/150 and suspend it from the
ceiling using a specially-designed ceiling mount fixture.
Ceiling Mounting (Inverted)
Note
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In typical front and rear screen installations, the projector can be mounted to a secure and
level surface such as a table or cart. Carts are useful when moving a projector during a
presentation or from site to site. If possible, lock the wheels when it’s in position to prevent it
from being moved during a presentation.
Use only the Vidikron-approved ceiling mount kit (Vidikron part number
VIHK-000355 or equivalent) designed for your projector. Install the
mount kit according to the instructions provided with it.
The projector can also be inverted and placed in an enclosure above and behind the viewing
area. Install four feet on the inside bottom surface of the enclosure on which the projector
can rest. A variety of materials can be used for this purpose (for example, rubber crutch tips
or turntable feet).
If the Vision 140/150 is ceiling-mounted and the screen is significantly lower than the
projector, you can tilt the projector at an angle by adjusting the ceiling mount.
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The projector can be rotated (front-to-back) up to 360 degrees and mounted without it
affecting performance. However, to ensure optimal performance of the lamp, limit the
side-to-side tilt of the projector to ±15 degrees; see Figure 3-8.
± 15º
± 360º
Figure 3-8. Mounting Angle Ranges (Front-to-Back and Side-to-Side)
For a floor (non-AutoScope) installation, turn the two adjustable feet on the bottom of the
projector to adjust the projection angle.
If you do either of these things, you may need to make keystone adjustments or vertically
shift the image using the on-screen display (OSD) controls, to compensate. For detailed
instructions, refer to Using the On-Screen Menus on page 63.
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Adjusting the Projection
Angle
Installation
3.7
Connections to the Vision
140/150 and VHD
Controller
Proceed as follows to connect the VHD Controller to the Vision 140/150, your video sources,
external controller(s) – if present – and AC power.
When connecting your equipment:
• Turn off all equipment before making any connections.
• Use the correct signal cables for each source.
To access the connector panel, press
the door release button so it pops out.
Turn the knob clockwise or
counter-clockwise and pull gently on it
to open the door.
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• Ensure that the cables are securely connected. Tighten the thumbscrews on connectors
that have them.
Connect the HDMI and RS-232 outputs from the VHD Controller to the corresponding inputs
on the Vision 140/150; see Figure 3-9.
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Connecting the VHD ➤
Controller to the Vision
140/150
SYSTEM CONTROL INTERFACE
R/Pr
G/Y
B/Pb
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
INPUTS
Serial No
H
V
!
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE-NE PAS OUVRIR
TRIGGERS
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
HD1
1
2
IR
3
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USERSERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE CENTER.
Model
HD2
Video Processor / Controller
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE
R/Pr
G/Y
B/Pb
H
OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
V
SDI
Pb
Pr
S-Video 1
Y
100-230VAC 50-60 Hz, 165 Watts Max
HDMI Out
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
Option
Component Video
Video
S-Video 2 RS-232 Out
HDMI OUT
RS-232 Control
Made In USA
RS-232
OUT
Figure 3-9. Connecting the Vision 140/150 to the VHD Controller
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Connect your video sources to the VHD Controller as shown and described in the sections
that follow.
HDMI Connections: See Figure 3-10.
Use the HDMI inputs whenever possible. This ensures the highest video
quality because the signal is carried in the digital domain throughout the
entire signal path, from source component output into the projector.
Tip
INPUTS
G/Y
B/Pb
H
V
TRIGGERS
HD1
1
2
3
IR
G/Y
B/Pb
H
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R/Pr
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Pb
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
Y
R/Pr
Pr
Component Video
Y
S-Video 1
Video
S-Video 2
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HDMI Source
(HD-DVD/BD/DVD Player or
HD Tuner with
HDMI or DVI out)
Figure 3-10. HDMI Source Connections
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Connecting Source
Components to the VHD
Controller
Installation
Digital (DTV) RGB or Component Video Connections: See Figure 3-11.
R/Pr
G/Y
INPUTS
B/Pb
H
V
TRIGGERS
HD1
1
2
3
HD2
R/Pr
G/Y
B/Pb
H
V
S-Video 1
Pb
HDMI 2
Pr
Y
Component Video
Video
S-Video 2
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Red/Pr Green/Y Blue/Pb
Horiz
Vert
DTV or Progressive
Component (YPbPr)
Source
Figure 3-11. Digital (DTV) RGB or Component Video Connections
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Analog (Computer) RGB Connections: See Figure 3-12.
R/Pr
G/Y
INPUTS
B/Pb
H
V
TRIGGERS
HD1
1
2
3
HD2
R/Pr
G/Y
B/Pb
H
V
S-Video 1
Pb
HDMI 2
Y
Pr
Component Video
Video
S-Video 2
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Personal Computer
Figure 3-12. Analog RGB Connections
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Composite/S-Video/Component Video Connections: See Figure 3-13.
R/Pr
G/Y
INPUTS
B/Pb
H
V
TRIGGERS
HD1
1
2
3
HD2
R/Pr
G/Y
B/Pb
H
V
S-Video 1
HDMI 2
Pb
Y
Pr
Component Video
Video
S-Video 2
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HDMI 1
PR
Pb
Pr
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DVD Player, VCR,
Satellite Receiver,
Laser Disc etc.
Figure 3-13. Composite, S-Video and Component Video Connections
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Use a straight-through, 9-pin RS-232 cable to connect a PC or home theater
control/automation system (if present) to the RS-232 Control port on the VHD Controller; see
Figure 3-14.
For more information about using this connection, refer to Serial Communications on
page 91.
5
4
3
1
2
TRIGGERS
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Component Video
3
IR
9
8
S-Video 1
Y
Video
S-Video 2 RS-232 Out
7
6
2 Transmit Data
3 Receive Data
5 Ground
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RS-232 Control
(none of the other pins are used)
to Automation/
Control System
or PC
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Figure 3-14. RS-232 Control System Connection
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RS-232 Controller
Connection
Installation
Connecting 12-Volt Trigger ➤
Outputs to External Theater
Equipment
If your Vision 140/150 is equipped with a CineWide with AutoScope system, connect the
AutoScope lens motor to a 12-volt trigger output on the VHD Controller; see Figure 3-15.
Similarly connect other 12-volt trigger-activated equipment (such as retractable screens or
screen masks) to the other trigger outputs.
AutoScope Lens Motor (Rear)
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Power
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3.5-mm
mini plug
VHD Controller
Rear Panel
SYSTEM CONTROL INTERFACE
R/Pr
Runco International
Union City, CA
G/Y
B/Pb
H
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
INPUTS
Serial No
Retractable Screen or other
12-volt trigger-activated
device
V
!
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE-NE PAS OUVRIR
TRIGGERS
Sleeve = Ground
HD1
1
2
IR
3
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USERSERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE CENTER.
Model
Tip = +12V
OUTPUTS
R/Pr
G/Y
B/Pb
HD2
Video Processor / Controller
R/Pr
G/Y
B/Pb
H
SDI
PR
H
V
H/V
DVI Out
DVI 1
DVI 2
Option
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE
OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
V
Pb
Pr
S-Video 1
Y
100-230VAC 50-60 Hz, 165 Watts Max
Component Video
Video
S-Video 2 RS-232 Out
RS-232 Control
Made In USA
Figure 3-15. Connecting 12-Volt Trigger Outputs
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If infrared signals from the remote control cannot reach the VHD Controller due to excessive
distance or obstructions such as walls or cabinet doors, you can connect an external IR
receiver to the VHD Controller to extend the range of the remote control. See Figure 3-16.
Connecting an External IR
Receiver to the VHD
Controller
VHD Controller Rear Panel
SYSTEM CONTROL INTERFACE
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
!
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE-NE PAS OUVRIR
TRIGGERS
1
2
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USERSERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE CENTER.
IR
3
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE
OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
S-Video 1
S-Video 2 RS-232 Out
RS-232 Control
Y
100-230VAC 50-60 Hz, 165 Watts Max
Video
Made In USA
Remote
Control
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IR Receiver
(3.5-mm
mini phono
plug)
Figure 3-16. External IR Receiver Connection
When an external IR receiver is connected to the wired IR input, the
built-in IR sensor on the VHD Controller is disabled.
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Note
The Vision 140/150 system includes two (2) AC power cords (one each for the VHD Controller
and projector).
VHD Controller: Plug the female end of one power cord into the AC receptacle on the rear of
the VHD Controller. Connect the other end to your AC power source (100 to 240 VAC).
Projector: Similarly connect the Vision 140/150 to a nearby AC outlet. The input voltage to a
Vision 140 must be between 100 and 240 VAC. The input voltage to a Vision 150 must be
between 200 and 240 VAC.
The LED status window displays an active pattern of segments to
indicate the projector is changing its state from powered down to
powered up. “--” appears in the display when the projector is ready
to be turned on.
AutoScope Lens Motor: With AutoScope-equipped projectors, a third power cord is
provided for the lens motor. Plug the female end of the AC power cord into the AC receptacle
on the rear of the lens motor assembly. Connect the other end to a 110 VAC power source.
Caution
The input voltage to the AutoScope lens motor must be between 100 and
120 VAC. Do not connect the AutoScope lens motor to a 200-240 VAC
power source!
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Connecting to AC Power
Installation
3.8
Turning on the Power
1.
Turn on your source components.
2.
Turn on the main power switch at the rear of the VHD Controller.
3.
If this is an AutoScope-equipped projector, turn on the main power switch at the rear of
the AutoScope lens motor. The lens motor power switch is located next to the AC input
(see Figure 3-15).
4.
Press the ON button on the remote control – or the POWER button on the VHD
Controller front panel – to turn on the system. The vacuum fluorescent display on the
VHD Controller front panel briefly displays “Starting Display.”
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The LED status window at the rear of the projector displays an active pattern of
segments to indicate that it is changing its state from “standby” to “on.”
5.
When the projector has completed its initialization and is ready
for use, “On” appears in the projector LED status window.
The fluorescent display on the VHD Controller indicates the active source, signal format
(NTSC or PAL), input resolution and aspect ratio; for example:
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Current Source
Format
Input
Resolution
Component SD NTSC
480i
16:9
V150
Aspect Ratio
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By default, the Vision 140/150 is configured for a “floor/front” installation, in which the
projector is installed upright and in front of the screen. If it is installed behind the screen
and/or mounted on a ceiling, you must change the picture orientation. To do this:
Select an input OTHER THAN HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 on the VHD Controller.
2.
On the VHD Controller, press MENU and enter the Service Menu passcode.
3.
Select Service from the Main Menu.
4.
Select Display Device from the Service Menu.
5.
Select Configure from the Display Device menu, then select Installation.
6.
Choose Floor/Rear, Ceiling/Front or Ceiling/Rear, to match the installation method.
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3.9
Adjusting the Picture
Orientation
To access the motorized primary lens controls:
1.
On the VHD Controller, press MENU and enter the Service Menu passcode.
2.
Select Service from the Main Menu.
3.
Select Display Device from the Service Menu.
4.
Select Configure from the Display Device menu, then select Lens.
3.10
Primary Lens Adjustments
The Lens menu gives you a great deal of control over the picture size, position and focus:
To focus the projected image, use the cursor buttons to highlight “In” or “Out.” Then, press
and hold the ENTER button.
Focus
To make the picture smaller (zoom out), use the cursor buttons to highlight the minus sign
(-). Then, press and hold the ENTER button.
Zoom
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To enlarge the picture (zoom in), use the cursor buttons to highlight the plus sign (+). Then,
press and hold the ENTER button.
To change the lens position, use the cursor buttons to highlight “Left,” “Right,” “Up” or
“Down” in the Lens menu. Then, press and hold the ENTER button to shift the lens in that
direction.
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Vertical and Horizontal Lens
Shift
Installation
3.11
Installing and Adjusting
the CineWide Anamorphic
Lens
If you are installing a CineWide-equipped projector, proceed as follows to install and adjust
the anamorphic lens. Note that some components shipped with your projector may differ
slightly from what is shown in these instructions.
Note
Remove the two Z-Adjustment Levers and 1/4-20 Fiber Washers from the bottom of the
lens mounting assembly.
2.
Place the Lens Mounting Assembly on top of (or under, if the projector is inverted) the
Lens Motor Carriage Plate or Base Plate, so that the two threaded posts at the bottom of
the Z-Adjustment Plate pass through the corresponding slots on the carriage plate or
base plate.
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Attach Lens Mounting ➤
Assembly to Lens Motor
Carriage Plate (CineWide
with AutoScope) or Base
Plate (fixed CineWide)
It is extremely important that the primary lens is properly adjusted
before you install the anamorphic lens. Ensure that the 16:9 or 4:3
image from the primary lens is perfectly centered on the screen.
Secure the Lens Mounting Assembly to the plate with the Z-Adjustment Levers and
Washers that you removed in Step 1.
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(Skip this step if you are installing a fixed CineWide anamorphic lens.)
CineWide with AutoScope maintains constant image height independent of the aspect ratio,
while using the full display resolution of the projector. It accomplishes this by moving the
anamorphic lens in front of the primary lens when widescreen material is being viewed.
When the viewer transitions back to 16:9 or 4:3 source material, the anamorphic lens moves
out of the light path.
Configure Lens Motor Trigger
(CineWide with AutoScope)
To configure the lens motor trigger on the VHD Controller for proper AutoScope operation:
Press MENU on the remote control and enter the Service menu passcode.
2.
Select Service from the Main menu.
3.
Select Triggers from the Service menu.
4.
Assign the trigger output to which the lens motor is connected to the Cinema and
Intelliwide 2.35 aspect ratios. This enables the lens motor to move the anamorphic lens
into position (in front of the primary lens) when either aspect ratio is selected.
5.
To save the trigger settings, press
6.
Select the Cinema or Intelliwide 2.35 aspect ratio to move the anamorphic lens into
position, if it isn’t already. To do this, press CINEMA or SVC on the VHD Controller
remote control (Figure 2-6), or press or repeatedly with no menus visible on-screen.
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repeatedly to highlight “Save.” Then, press ENTER.
Horizontal Position (X) Adjustment:
Project a white field on the screen.
2.
Loosen the Yaw/X-Adjustment Levers underneath the lens.
3.
Slowly move the anamorphic lens into place so that there are no shadows on either side
of the screen:
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Too Far Left
Correct position
Too Far Right
4.
When the horizontal position is properly set, tighten the Yaw/X-Adjustment Levers to
secure the lens in place.
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Adjust the Anamorphic Lens
Installation
Height (Y) Adjustment: With the white field still on-screen, loosen the Height Adjustment
Levers on either side of the lens. Then, slowly move the anamorphic lens into place so that
there are no shadows on the top or bottom of the screen:
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Too Low
Correct position
Too High
When the height is properly set, tighten the Height Adjustment Levers to secure the lens in
place.
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Pitch (Angle): Next, angle the lens to even out any top-to-bottom pincushion distortion. To
do this, loosen the Pitch Adjustment Levers (directly above the Height Adjustment Levers) on
either side of the lens to allow it to pivot freely. Then, adjust the anamorphic lens angle so
that the projected image is rectangular:
Correct Lens Angle
Incorrect Lens Angle
The anamorphic lens will almost always be angled with respect to the projector; this is
normal.
Once the proper lens angle has been set, firmly tighten the Pitch Adjustment Levers to secure
the lens in place.
Note
There may be some pincushion distortion even after the lens is properly
adjusted, especially at shorter throw distances. If this is the case, Vidikron
recommends that you slightly over-scan the image into the screen frame
area to mask the distortion.
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Yaw Adjust: Loosen the Yaw/X-Adjustment Levers to allow the lens to pivot freely from side
to side. Then, angle the lens to even out any left-right pincushion distortion:
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Anamorphic Lens (Top View)
Correct Position
Wrong Position
Geometry:
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Once the proper lens angle has been set, firmly tighten the Yaw/X-Adjustment Levers to
secure the lens in place.
1.
Input an anamorphic cross-hatch test pattern to the VHD Controller.
2.
Loosen the three Lens Rotation Set Screws (shown
at right) on the lens adapter plate just enough to
allow it to rotate freely.
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3.
Grasp the lens by the front ring and rotate the lens until the image is properly
anamorphic:
Wrong Position
When the image geometry appears correct, tighten the three Lens
Rotation Set Screws to secure the lens in place. (When viewed from
the front, the rear opening on the anamorphic lens should appear as
a tall, narrow oval.)
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Focus: Finally, rotate the Focus Ring on the anamorphic lens
to fine-tune the optical focus. When finished, hand-tighten
the Focus Rotation Set Screw to lock the lens in position.
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After you have installed and adjusted the projector and lens (or lenses), you are ready to
begin calibrating the DVI input (Input 2) to the Vision 140/150.
Note
Vidikron calibrates both the Vision 140/150 and VHD Controller at the
factory for optimum performance in most typical home cinema
environments, before the system ships.
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Carefully assess the displayed image quality before proceeding with
calibration. In most cases, it is not necessary to calibrate the projector
inputs, as the VHD Controller gives you as much control as you will need
over the image quality.
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Only ISF-certified installation technicians should attempt the calibration
procedures described here, and ONLY if absolutely necessary to
accommodate an atypical installation.
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To perform the calibration, you will use the projector rear-panel keypad (Figure 2-3) or
TheaterMaster Remote Control, shown in Figure 3-17 and described on the pages that follow.
Once you have completed the projector input calibration, the end user can use the VHD
Controller Remote Control (Figure 2-6) to adjust input image quality, change aspect ratios,
switch between sources and more. (The exception to this rule is when sources are connected
directly to the projector. Although this is technically possible, Vidikron advises against this.)
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3.12
Calibrating Projector
Input 2 (DVI)
Installation
SYSTEM
1
MAIN
11
LENS
2
FUNCS
3
4
SOURC
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PREV
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13
-
GUIDE
5
+
MENU
6
7
8
14
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EXIT
15
INFO
9
10
DIS
Figure 3-17. TheaterMaster Remote Control for Vision 140/150
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1.
POWER Button
Hold this button down for 1-2 seconds to turn on or off the projector.
2.
FUNCS Button
This button brings you to a sub-page in which you can access the projector’s internal test
patterns, view help text, auto-calibrate the projector and perform various other
functions.
3.
BACKLIGHT Button
Lights the LCD display and buttons for use in a dark room.
4.
LCD Display
Displays currently-selected LCD Menu page.
5.
MAIN Button
Brings up the Main LCD Menu page.
6.
MUTE Button
Activates the Shutter control on the projector. Press and hold for one or two seconds to
activate the shutter, and press and hold again to de-activate the shutter.
7.
MENU Button
Displays or hides the on-screen projector menu.
8.
ENTER Button
Though it has a “stop” icon (and can be programmed as such for other sources), this
button serves as an “ENTER” button for the projector when navigating through the
menus.
9.
Numeric Keypad
Used for entering numeric values or passcodes. Also allows direct selection of numbered
on-screen menu items.
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Same as 8.
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11. LENS Button
Brings up the lens adjustment LCD Menu for making zoom, focus and shift adjustments.
12. SOURC Button
Brings up the projector’s source selection LCD Menu.
13. Directional Keypad
The directional keypad (large, black button just above the numeric keypad) behaves
similarly to a joystick. Press the left or right side of this button to change a slidebar value
or to select a different option within a pull-down list without having to first scroll
through options. Press the top or bottom of this button to navigate within a menu,
pull-down list or text box.
14. EXIT Button
When in the menu structure, the EXIT button brings the menu back one page or cancels
the current function.
15. FUNCTION Button
Though labeled DIS, this button has been programmed as a “function” button used in
several menu items. (You can also use the FUNCN button in the Functions LCD Menu.)
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Navigating the Projector ➤
Menus
To select a sub-menu using the remote keypad, do one of the following:
VIDIKRON VISION 150
Size and Position
Picture Quality
Channel Setup
Installation
Lamp Adjust
System Info
PIP and Switching
Test Patterns Off
• Press the number key corresponding to the function menu you wish to access, such as 2
for the Picture Quality menu.
• Press
or .
or
on the directional keypad to highlight the desired option, then press ENTER
The corresponding function menu or pull-down list of further options will then appear.
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You navigate the function menus in a similar manner: enter a menu option number for any
numbered option, or use the and keys to highlight the desired option, then press
ENTER. Extra long menus have a scroll bar on the right; use the arrow keys to access the
remainder of the menu. Locked items or items that do not pertain to the current action or
condition appear dimmed and cannot be selected.
Note
1. If there is no signal present, all source-dependent adjustments are
disabled.
2. After 15 minutes of inactivity, the projector leaves the menu system
and returns to the presentation.
3. The System Info menu is read-only.
When finished with a function menu, do one of the following:
• Press EXIT to return to the previous screen.
• Press MENU to leave the menu system and return to the presentation.
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Most of the controls for the projector are accessed from within the projector’s menu system.
There are several groups of related functions, with each group selectable from the Main
Menu. Press MENU on the rear keypad or TheaterMaster remote to display this menu.
Channel Setup ➤
To set up the Vision 140/150 for use with the VHD Controller, you will use the Channel
Setup, Size and Position, Picture Quality, Installation and Lamp Adjust menus.
The projector stores and automatically recalls up to 50 different channels (source setups) for
a variety of inputs. This memory feature allows you to define and conveniently use a wide
variety of customized setups rather than having to repeatedly re-configure the projector for
different presentations. Each projector input can have several different channels associated
with it.
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All available channels are listed in the Channel Setup menu (Figure 3-18), which describes
how each channel can be accessed and which serves as the gateway for editing, copying and
deleting channels.
Channel Setup
<Enter> = Edit,
<Func> = more options
location
pDig
iDig
iDig
iDig
iDig
iDig
iDig
pDig
pDig
vhd 720p
16x9 night
4x3 night
ltrbox night
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cinema night
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signal type
channel name
Figure 3-18. Channel Setup Menu
To display the Channel Setup menu, press 3 or highlight Channel Setup and press ENTER or
. The Channel Setup menu appears with the active channel highlighted.
What Appears in the Channel Setup Menu: This menu lists all channels defined so far and
indicates where they are connected on the input panel.
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The far-left column lists channel numbers currently defined. If a
channel has been assigned a name, that name appears in the
far-right column; otherwise, the horizontal and vertical
frequencies of the input signal appear here instead. Remaining
columns contain details pertaining to each channel setup, such
as its switcher number (always 0 = projector), slot location, a variety of icons indicating access
to each channel, and an abbreviated description of each signal type.
Signal Type Abbreviations: The Channel Setup menu identifies signal types in a shortened
form. These descriptors indicate what signal information the projector uses to identify a
match for a given channel, and are preceded by either an “i” (for interlaced signals) or “p” (for
progressive signals).
When used with the VHD Controller, the HDMI output signal is either “pDig” or “iDig.”
Unlocking Channels: Channels are pre-configured at the Vidikron factory for use with the
VHD Controller, and are locked to prevent the factory settings from being over-written
accidentally. For 1080i and 1080p digital signals, there are separate channels for each aspect
ratio and “ISF” memory preset (day and night).
Before proceeding with calibration, unlock the currently-active channel so that any changes
you make are stored in that channel.
To unlock a channel:
1.
Select Channel Setup from the Main Menu to display the Channel Setup menu.
2.
The active channel should be highlighted. Press ENTER to go to the Channel Edit
submenu.
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3.
Select Locked from the Channel Setup menu and press ENTER to clear the check box.
Channel Edit
Name
Number
Input
In Menu
Auto Source
Locked
Previous Channel
Next Channel
16x9 night
02
2
Sync Type:
H-Sync:
V-Sync:
Interlace:
Digital Encrypted
26.97 kHz
23.98 Hz
No
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Clear this check box to unlock the channel
Figure 3-19. Unlocking a Channel
Auto Setup ➤
Use the Auto Setup feature of the Vision 140/150 as a convenient starting point for
calibrating the projector DVI input for optimum picture quality.
Note
You cannot use Auto Setup with a locked channel; you must unlock it
first. Refer to Unlocking Channels on page 49.
Auto Setup is an automated process in which the projector quickly optimizes critical display
parameters such as size, position and pixel tracking, based on the type of incoming video
signal. An Auto Setup allows you to quickly get the image “in the ballpark” after which you
can perform further calibration, if necessary.
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To perform an Auto Setup, do one of the following:
On the Theater Master Remote Control: Press FUNCS, then AUTO followed by Enter.
When the Auto Setup completes, press Enter again to keep the new settings.
On the Projector Rear Keypad: Press AUTO SETUP followed by Enter. When the Auto
Setup completes, press Enter again to keep the new settings.
On the VHD Controller Remote Control: Press MENU, then select Service from the Main
menu. Select Display Device from the Service Menu. Finally, select Configure from the
Display Device menu, then select Auto Setup.
What an “Auto Setup” Does: Auto Setup sets the following parameters to their default
values:
• White Level (Contrast)
• Black Level (Brightness)
• Pre-Calibration (Auto Input Level) (off)
• Sharpness (Detail) (if video source)
• Filter
• Luma Delay
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Auto Setup also optimizes the following settings, based on the characteristics of the
incoming signal:
• Pixel Tracking
• Pixel Phase
• Size and Blanking
• Height
• Position
• White Balance (Input Levels)
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If additional fine-tuning is necessary after performing an Auto Setup, continue with the next
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In the Size and Position Menu, you can increase or decrease the size of your image, change its
proportion (aspect ratio), move the image to a specific area of the screen, and refine other
related parameters. Use Size and Position controls to match the image precisely to the
screen. Changes made in the Size and Position menu take effect immediately and are saved
when you exit the menu.
Size Presets: Select a Size Presets option to quickly display an image in its native resolution
or to automatically resize an image to closely fill the projector’s native resolution of
1920x1080, or to optimize the display width or height.
The “native” aspect ratio is with the primary lens only. With an
anamorphic lens in the light path, the aspect ratio is 2.35:1.
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Size, Position and Blanking parameters automatically adjust accordingly. If Blanking is set
first, which defines an Active Input Area, Size Preset scaling occurs in this region of interest
only.
The default setting is either No Resizing or Custom, depending on the input signal
resolution. Do not change it unless specifically instructed to do so by Vidikron Technical
Support.
• No Resizing: Select No Resizing to display the image in its native resolution, which may or
may not match the projector’s resolution. For example, for a computer display with a
native resolution of 800 x 600, “No Resizing” uses the central 800 x 600 pixels and has a
black border – the black border areas are unused pixels.
Source Type
HDTV 720p
HDTV 1080i
1920
1920
1920
Active
Image
Area
Active
Image
Area
Active
Image
Area
Active
Image
Area
Unused Pixels
Unused Pixels
1080
NTSC
1920
1080
SVGA 800x600
1080
1080
No Resizing
Unused Pixels
Figure 3-20. Resize Presets: No Resizing
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Size Presets
Size
Height
Pixel Tracking
Pixel Phase
Horizontal Shift
Vertical Shift
Reserved
Reserved
Advanced
No Resizing
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For 1080i digital and 1080p signals, channels are pre-configured at the Vidikron factory for
each aspect ratio. These channels use Custom size presets to achieve the selected aspect
ratio.
• “Custom” Resizing: The “Custom” re-size descriptor automatically appears in the Size
and Position menu when any of the values for Size, Height, Horizontal Shift, Vertical Shift
or Blanking do not correspond to those for a preset. This option is not offered in the Size
Presets pull-down list.
Other resizing options are described below, for the sake of completeness. In actual practice,
though, they are rarely (if ever) used when the Vision 140/150 is used with the VHD
Controller.
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• Default Resizing: When you select a new source, the image utilizes as much of the
projector’s display area as possible for the type of incoming source data, but with minimal
or no changes to aspect ratio. The image will be centered and displayed as large as
possible depending on the source type and projector model:
• A video image or 4:3 graphic image is enlarged to fill the screen height, centered
between black side bars.
• A 5:4 graphic image is enlarged to fill the screen height and is centered between black
side bars.
• An anamorphic (16:9) image fills the whole screen.
• Full Size: Select Full Size to use all pixels for displaying the image, regardless of source or
original aspect ratio. Incoming source material having a different aspect ratio than the
projector will be stretched to fill the display.
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• Full Width: Select Full Width to fill the projector’s display from left-to-right without
changing the original aspect ratio of the image. Depending on the source, data at the top
and bottom may be discarded (cropped), or the display may have black borders at the top
and bottom (called “letterbox”).
• Full Height: Select Full Height to fill the display from top-to-bottom. Depending on the
source, this may create borders.
• Anamorphic: Select Anamorphic to display an anamorphic image in its native 16:9 aspect
ratio. The image will fill the whole screen.
Size: “Size” controls both the image width and height in tandem, maintaining the current
aspect ratio (proportion) of the displayed signal data.
Height: “Height” adjusts the image height while keeping the width constant. Use this setting
to change the aspect ratio of the display.
Pixel Tracking: Steady flickering or several soft vertical stripes or bands across the entire
image indicates poor pixel tracking. Proper pixel tracking helps ensure that the image quality
is consistent across the screen, that aspect ratio is maintained, and that pixel phase can be
optimized (see below). Tracking determines the frequency of the pixel sampling clock,
indicated by the number of incoming pixels per line, so that all pixels generated by a
particular source are sampled.
By default, the projector samples at the correct frequency for most sources. For best results,
use a good test pattern such as a smooth gray consisting of a clear pattern of black and white
pixels, or a similar “half on, half off” graphic image. Adjust the slidebar until the vertical
stripes broaden to the point where one large stripe fills the image. If the image still exhibits
some shimmer or noise, adjust Pixel Phase (described below).
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Pixel Phase: Adjust pixel phase when the image (usually from an RGB source) still shows
shimmer or “noise” after pixel tracking is optimized. Pixel phase adjusts the phase of the pixel
sampling clock relative to the incoming signal.
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Adjust “Pixel Tracking” before “Pixel Phase.”
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For best results, use a good test pattern such as a smooth gray consisting of a clear pattern of
black and white pixels, or a similar “half on, half off” graphic image. Adjust the slidebar until
the image stabilizes and each pixel is clearly defined. You may notice that you can stabilize
the image at more than one point; for example, you may find that the image appearance at
“11” is identical to the image appearance at “38.” Use either setting in such cases. If some
shimmer from a video or HDTV source persists, use the “Filter” control in the Image Settings
menu (described later) to remove high-frequency noise from the signal.
Horizontal Shift: This option moves the image right or left within the area of available pixels.
Vertical Shift: This option moves the image up or down within the area of available pixels.
Note
The values shown represent where the approximate center of the image
lies in relation to the total number of pixels available horizontally or
vertically. This varies widely according to the signal; watch the image
while adjusting.
Use options in the Picture Quality menu to alter your image without affecting its size or
position. Changes made in this menu are applied immediately and saved when you exit the
menu. Options not available for the projector model or source are disabled and appear dim
(gray).
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White Level (Contrast): “White Level” increases or decreases the perceived difference
between light and dark areas of your image (0-100). For best results, keep it under 50. If the
White Level is too high, the light parts of the image lose detail and clarity. If it is too low, the
light areas will not be as bright as they could be and the overall image will be dim. For best
results, start with a low value and increase so that whites remain bright but are not distorted
or tinted and that light areas do not become white (“crushed”).
Note
If the environment lighting changes, an adjustment of Gamma is
recommended (see below).
Black Level (Brightness): “Black Level” increases or decreases the amount of black in the
image (0-100). For best results, keep close to 50. Start with a high value and decrease so that
dark areas do not become black (“crushed”). Conversely, high brightness changes black to
dark gray, causing washed-out images.
Gamma: “Gamma” is a global setting that determines how gray shades are displayed
between minimum input (black) and maximum input (white) for all signals. The normal
gamma setting of 2.2 is correct for virtually all signals and conditions. If excess ambient light
washes out the image and it becomes difficult or impossible to see details in dark areas,
lower the gamma setting to compensate.
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Picture Quality
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
0.
White Level
Black Level
Gamma
Filter
Sharpness
Noise Reduction
Color Space
Decoder Adjust
White Balance
Advanced
50.0
50.0
2.2
Off
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Filter: The proper filter setting is automatically set for virtually all signals, and rarely needs to
be changed. It applies a low pass filter for noise reduction in the incoming input signal,
particularly for HDTV or SDTV. Applied in the analog domain before sampling, this filtering
removes high frequencies and thus reduces pixel phase noise (note this also reduces signal
bandwidth). Override only if standard pixel tracking and phase adjustments do not
adequately clear up a “noisy” video signal, or if a graphics signal appears overly “soft.” Both
instances indicate that “Filter” may be set to the wrong option.
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Sharpness: “Sharpness” changes the amount of high-frequency detail in a video image so
that edges remain clearly defined. It can be particularly useful if a significant “Noise
Reduction” adjustment has caused the image to appear too soft. Adjust until the display is as
sharp as desired, keeping in mind that because “Sharpness” adds some high frequencies
back into the image, it can also reintroduce a certain degree of noise.
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Noise Reduction: Noise Reduction is similar to the “Filter” control, but operates in the
post-sampling digital domain with a more subtle effect. Higher settings are most useful for
clearing up noisy RGB images such as those from a PC. Adjust as desired, keeping in mind
that reducing noise (which reduces high frequencies) may also soften the image.
Color Space: “Color Space” determines how the color components of an analog input signal
are decoded for accurate color in the display. With the Vision 140/150, this should always be
set to RGB.
Decoder Adjust: This sub-menu is not applicable to the Vision 140/150.
White Balance: Good RGB or white balance — that is, the white and black levels for each of
the three primary colors, red, green and blue — ensure that images from analog sources
other than decoded video have maximum contrast without crushing black or white.
White Balance
Pre Calibration
Red Black Level
Red White Level
Green Black Level
Green White Level
Blue Black Level
Blue White Level
Auto Color Enable
Clamping
Clipping Detector
Color Enable
256
256
256
256
256
256
By default (and in an “Auto Setup”), the projector automatically determines the best input
levels by monitoring image content and adjusting the controls appropriately; further
adjustment is typically not required to obtain proper blacks or whites.
Back Porch
Red
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However, for a very unusual source exhibiting one or more overly high black levels (typically
caused by a noisy source causing black level spikes), an experienced technician may prefer to
use the White Balance menu. These adjustments, which together serve as a calibration
process compensating for differences in sources and cabling, enable an experienced
technician to perfect the source image input levels and eliminate the “overshoot” and
“undershoot.”
Note
1. The White Balance controls are of limited use with digital signals, but
do offer some ability to tweak poorly mastered source materials.
2. Because the projector automatically optimizes input levels for all but
the most unusual of sources, it is recommended that only experienced
technicians use the White Balance submenu.
3. Before beginning, check that overall White Level and Black Level
settings are near 50 and that color temperature is properly set using an
internal grayscale test pattern.
• Pre-Calibration: Keep off for virtually all sources (default). Temporarily enter a check
mark only if you are an experienced technician and you have an unusual source that you
feel needs further color temperature and/or white balance adjustment. After entering a
check mark, wait for the six slidebar values to stabilize, then clear the check mark and exit.
This compensates for incoming, out-of-range white levels and black levels that would
cause “crushing” of light and dark colors in the image.
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Note
1. There must be at least two consecutive white pixels present in the
image for the “Pre-Calibration” function to work properly. Otherwise,
input levels may produce skewed colors, particularly in non-video
images.
2. Uncheck this item before exiting this menu.
• Black Levels and White Levels: To check your image and adjust these controls:
1. Make sure overall “White Level” (contrast) and “Black Level” (brightness) settings are
both set to near 50. (Not required for “Pre-Calibration” adjustment.)
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sure to obtain a neutral grayscale. (Not required for “Pre-Calibration” adjustment.)
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3. If the blacks and/or whites appear OK, input levels do not need adjustment. If black
levels are too high (and/or whites are too low, which is rare), you likely have a noisy
source that is producing skewed input levels. Continue with Step 4.
4. Temporarily enable “Pre-Calibration” in the White Balance submenu. Wait for all six
values to stabilize. Alternatively, do not use “Pre-Calibration” — reduce black levels
manually instead. Judge by eye and change one or more of the six levels as necessary
to obtain proper blacks and whites. You may want to see only a certain color while
adjusting; if so, use the “Color Enable” option (described below).
5. Clear the “Pre-Calibration” check box and exit the White Balance menu.
• Auto Color Enable: When a check mark is present, selecting a specific black level or drive
to adjust will automatically enable the corresponding color in the display. Delete the
check mark to see all colors.
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• Clamping: This option can brighten the image produced from certain high-resolution,
high-frequency graphic sources. For almost all sources, the best clamp location is
automatically selected by the projector.
• Use the normal Back Porch location if the image is either sufficiently bright or overly
bright.
• Select Sync Tip if the image appears unusually dim, if there are horizontal streaks
across the image, or if there is significant color drift. This moves the clamping pulse
from the normal back porch location (which is likely too short) to the tip of the
horizontal sync pulse.
• Tri Level is typically recommended for an HDTV source where the back porch is also
short, or for video sources or any RGB source with sync information included on the
video (for example, sync-on-green).
• Clipping Detector: The Clipping Detector is a tool to assist with defining individual input
levels, enabling you to accurately set the white balance for any particular source with the
appropriate image.
Enabling the Clipping Detector activates a special operating mode for detecting only
pixels that are considered black or white; all other levels are displayed as a mid-level gray.
When used with a smooth grayscale pattern in which black and white are known to be at
opposite edges of the image, you can watch these isolated areas while adjusting
individual black and white levels until both black and white edges are just visible and
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blacks and whites without crushing.
White Balance
256
256
256
256
256
256
Back Porch
Red
4. Adjust corresponding
black level (red, green or
or blue) until one black
band appears.
5. Adjust corresponding
white level (red, green or
or blue) until one bright
band appears.
3. Choose one primary
color at a time.
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Pre Calibration
Red Black Level
Red White Level
Green Black Level
Green White Level
Blue Black Level
Blue White Level
Auto Color Enable
Clamping
Clipping Detector
Color Enable
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Figure 3-21. Adjusting Black Levels and White Levels Using the Clipping Detector
1.
Display a 16-level grayscale test pattern from the VHD Controller.
2.
Enter a checkmark in the Clipping Detector checkbox.
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3.
Display one primary color.
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The Clipping Detector will initially render the grayscale as a uniform gray
field before adjustment or extreme crushing.
Selecting Auto Color Enable ensures that the correct color is displayed for
each setting.
4.
For the current color, adjust its corresponding “Black Level” slidebar just until a single
band of black appears at one edge of the screen. This band represents the first band of
the grayscale pattern, which should be 100% black. Do not adjust too far.
5.
With the same color still active, adjust its corresponding “White Level” slidebar just until
a single band of color appears at the opposite edge of the screen. This band represents
the last band of the grayscale pattern, which should be 100% white (or the current color,
if a certain color is enabled). Do not adjust too far.
6.
It may be advantageous to go back and check the black band. Adjust the blacklevel
slidebar if necessary.
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7.
Readjusting the black levels affects the gain at this point; only readjust
when absolutely necessary.
Repeat Steps 4 through 6 with the other two remaining primary colors. When each
primary color shows one optimized black band and white (or colored) band, the input
levels for this source are correctly set. Upon exiting the White Balance menu, the
Clipping Detector checkbox will clear.
• Color Enable: Select which color or colors you want to see in the display. This is useful
when working with color temperature white levels or black levels.
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previously (refer to Unlocking Channels on page 49), unlock the next channel and repeat the
calibration procedure. Do this for each of the remaining channels.
Select Installation from the Vision 140/150 Main Menu to access these advanced lamp and
lens configuration options:
• LumaCal™, for maintaining constant lamp brightness
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• OptiCal™, to save and restore lens positions
Installation Menu
Installation
1.
Language
2.
Picture Orientation
3.
Reserved
4.
Auto Power Up
5.
Set Date and Time
6.
OSD Adjust
7.
IR and Serial Adjust
8.
Geometry and Color
9. Calibration and Test Patterns
0.
Service Mode
Option 1 Card: Empty
Option 2 Card: Empty
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To use LumaCal:
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Calibration and Test Patterns – LumaCal (Lamp Calibration): LumaCal defines the range
of power needed to maintain lamp brightness over time.
For best results, allow the projector to warm up for 15 minutes prior to
using LumaCal.
Select Installation from the Main Menu.
2.
Select Calibration and Test Patterns from the Installation Menu.
3.
Select LumaCal from the Calibration and Test Patterns Menu.
4.
Select Calibrate LumaCal to calibrate the lamp using your projector's unique
specifications (recommended). Or, select Use Default Settings to undo the effects of a
previous calibration.
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In the event of a power failure, the projector reverts to the default LumaCal settings in which
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Calibration and Test Patterns
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Test Patterns
Test Pattern Level
Freeze Image
Color Enable
Odd Pixel Adjustment
Reserved
Clipping Detector
Level Detector
Level Value
Aspect Ratio Overlay
LumaCal
OptiCal
Automatic Lens Calibration
Grid
512
White
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Calibrate LumaCal
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OptiCal (Primary Lens Calibration): OptiCal provides the ability to store and recall focus,
zoom and position settings for the primary lens.
To enable OptiCal:
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Geometry and Color
Test Patterns
Grid
Keystone
50
White Field Uniformity
Edge Shading
Color Gamut Adjust
Color Levels
Black Field Uniformity
Default Color Adjustment
ISF Night
OptiCal
1.
Select Installation from the Main Menu.
2.
Select Geometry and Color from the Installation menu.
3.
Select OptiCal from the Geometry and Color menu.
4.
Press ENTER to check the box labeled OptiCal.
1. OptiCal control is a preference setting and is retained between power
cycles.
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Note
Calibration and Test Patterns
Test Patterns
Test Pattern Level
Freeze Image
Color Enable
Odd Pixel Adjustment
Reserved
Clipping Detector
Level Detector
Level Value
Aspect Ratio Overlay
LumaCal
OptiCal
Automatic Lens Calibration
Grid
512
White
512
Calibrate LumaCal
Full
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Press EXIT to exit the Geometry and Color menu.
6.
Select Calibration and Test Patterns from the Installation Menu.
7.
Select OptiCal from the Calibration and Test Patterns Menu.
OptiCal gives you a choice of three types of lens calibrations:
• A Reference calibration establishes a reference point (starting position) for measuring
relative lens movement. All distances are measured from this reference point. A reference
calibration is lost when power is removed from the projector and occurs on every
power-up as long as OptiCal is enabled.
• A Motion calibration determines the characteristics of each motor and values are saved in
the projector’s memory. If OptiCal is enabled and a motion calibration has previously been
done, the projector automatically recalls these settings from memory when it’s being
powered up and a motion calibration will not take place.
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• A Full calibration performs both a Reference calibration and a Motion calibration.
If no calibration has previously been done you may be prompted to do a Full calibration. If a
motion calibration has been done, you will be prompted to complete a reference calibration.
If both calibrations have been done, the OptiCal checkbox is checked and OptiCal enabled.
When OptiCal is enabled, the Vision 140/150 performs a reference calibration when the
projector is turned on. The lens returns to its last saved position (or actual position, if no
motion calibration has been done previously). Further adjustments to the zoom, focus and
position are automatically saved.
When both OptiCal and Automatic Lens Calibration are enabled, the Vision 140/150
performs a Full calibration when the projector is turned on. During calibration, the shutter
closes and the status LED (see Figure 2-3) displays “LC.”
Note
If OptiCal is disabled (refer to OptiCal (Primary Lens Calibration)
above), the Automatic Lens Calibration setting has no effect.
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3.13
Working With the Lamp
Access the Lamp Adjust menu to:
• Choose a lamp mode for regulating power and light output.
• Change the optical aperture size.
• View information pertaining to past and present lamps.
• Record the lamp serial number in the projector’s memory.
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Lamp Hours (read-only): Lamp Hours shows the number of hours logged on the current
lamp. Whenever you record a new lamp serial number, the Vision 140/150 automatically
resets this value to zero and begins to log time for the new lamp.
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Lamp S/N (read-only): Lamp S/N is the serial number recorded for the current lamp. When
you install a new lamp and enter its serial number, the number appears here.
Lamp Message: Enter a check mark for Lamp Message to enable a warning message that
appears upon power-up when the lamp has reached the specified lamp limit and should be
replaced. Delete the check mark to prevent display of this message – instead, when your
lamp expires, only the status display messages on the back of the projector will provide a
visual warning to replace the lamp.
Note
1. It is recommended that the Lamp Message check box remain enabled.
2. When a lamp warning message appears, press EXIT to temporarily
dismiss the warning. The message will continue to appear upon
power-up until you install a new lamp.
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Lamp Limit: Set Lamp Limit to the number of hours you expect to log on the current lamp
before replacing it. This will trigger a lamp message on-screen (if enabled).
1. If you change modes over the life of a lamp, the lamp limit you
originally expected may no longer be possible.
2. Turning the lamp on and off reduces lamp life significantly, as do other
factors.
3. It is recommended that Lamp Limit not exceed the expected lamp life,
otherwise a lamp could become dangerously fragile with overuse.
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Lamp Hours
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Lamp S/N
123456789
Lamp Message
Lamp Limit
1000
Lamp Mode
Power
Power
500
Intensity
0
RVR
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Lamp History
Change Lamp
Reserved
Installation
Lamp Mode: Select the Lamp Mode you want to use in order to control the light output.
You can choose to run the lamp as bright as possible, you can power the lamp with a specific
wattage appropriate for the installed lamp or you can set a specific intensity (brightness) to
maintain. Keep in mind that higher lamp power settings can shorten lamp life.
Use the lamp mode that best suits your brightness needs:
• Max Brightness: The lamp will always burn as brightly as possible, driven by 100% of the
power level rating for the installed lamp (1,000 Watts for the Vision 140 or 1,200 Watts for
the Vision 150). Keep in mind that the “maximum brightness” for any lamp gradually
diminishes with the “Intensity” option.
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• Intensity: Brightness will remain close to a specified level for as long as possible. If you
select this option, enter a number representing the intensity level (brightness) you want
to maintain – the Vision 140/150 automatically adjusts power as needed to maintain this
intensity as closely as possible.
This value and slidebar represents the current brightness of your lamp, decreasing over
time when you are operating in Max Brightness mode or at a specific Power level. When
you operate in Intensity mode, this value remains at the chosen Intensity setting and
cannot be adjusted.
Note
The Intensity value is not the actual lumen output, but rather a correlated
value only – 1246 may represent 3500 lumens, for example.
To use “Intensity” mode, judge by eye (or use a meter) and set the level as desired for your
application. Over time, the projector will automatically increase the power supplied to the
lamp as needed to maintain the chosen intensity as closely as possible.
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• Power: The power supplied to the lamp will remain at your specified wattage level. Once
you select this option, enter the number of watts representing the power level you wish to
maintain.
This slidebar and number indicates how many watts are applied to the lamp. You can
apply anywhere from approximately 60% to 65% of the maximum power intended for the
installed lamp up to 100% of the lamp rating. Set for the number of watts as desired,
keeping in mind that lower power levels produce dimmer images. When in either Power
or Max Brightness modes, the power level remains constant. Specifying a maximum
power level here is the same as operating in Max Brightness mode.
HOW LONG CAN I MAINTAIN BRIGHTNESS? The Vision 140/150 can maintain your
“Intensity” setting until the required power reaches the maximum rating for the lamp. The
lower the setting, the longer it will take to reach this threshold and the longer you can
maintain the desired brightness. Keep in mind that once the lamp power reaches its
maximum wattage (see “Power,” above), this tracking is no longer possible. At this point, the
lamp will gradually begin to dim as usual, even though your original “Intensity” value will still
appear in the menu. To resume accurate tracking, reduce the intensity setting so that the
resulting “Power” value is less than its maximum—the lower the intensity, the longer it can
be maintained.
For example, a 1000-Watt lamp can be driven at no more than 1000 Watts. To produce
desired brightness at the screen, a new lamp would likely need less than this maximum
rating — perhaps 812 Watts (example only). Over time, however, the lamp requires more and
more current in order to generate the desired light, until eventually the lamp wattage
reaches its 1000-Watt maximum and the lamp power automatically levels off. At this point,
the tracking function terminates (that is, the power level stabilizes) and the lamp begins to
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dim normally. Either reduce your “Intensity” setting or replace the lamp.
Do not lower the “Intensity” so much that the corresponding “Power” value reaches its
minimum — the intensity setting will be inaccurate and cannot be maintained.
Note
1. Lamps become more stable over time, thus a specific intensity is more
easily maintained as the lamp ages.
2. Intensity can be set only if the lamp is in “Intensity” mode
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Aperture Control: The optical aperture inside the projector controls the diameter of the
light beam passing through the system. With a fully open aperture (slidebar default of “0”),
the maximum amount of light passes through for maximum brightness in your images.
Increase the slidebar setting to reduce the aperture diameter and maximize contrast ratio
instead.
Lamp History (read-only): Lamp History shows the lamps most recently installed and
recorded in the projector. The Lamp History automatically updates whenever you record a
new lamp serial number; the new lamp is added to the end of the list.
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Change Lamp: Select Change Lamp from the Lamp menu to record the serial number for a
newly-installed lamp. For detailed lamp replacement instructions, refer to Lamp and Filter
Replacement on page 81.
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Press the MENU button on either the remote control or the VHD Controller front panel to
display the Main Menu.
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To select a menu item, use the and buttons on either the remote control or the VHD
Controller front panel to highlight it. Press ENTER to confirm your selection.
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The Vision 140/150 OSD menus are arranged hierarchically, as shown in Figure 4-1.
Depending on the selected input source and signal characteristics, some menu options may
not be available.
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Operation
4.1
Using the On-Screen
Menus
Operation
Picture
Input Position
ISF Presets
Information
(read-only)
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Test Video
ISF Night - Input Image
ISF Night - Input Color
ISF Day - Display Color
Note: Intelliwide 2.35 is
available only on Vision
140/150 projectors equipped
with the CineWide option
(secondary anamorphic lens).
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Aspect Ratio
ISF Night - Display Color
Input Names
Remote Control
Triggers
Miscellaneous
Save ISF Settings
Output Shift
Splash Configure
OSD Position
Lamp Power
Lamp Intensity
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gain
Offset
Chroma Delay
Phase
Noise Filter
Lamp Power
Lamp Intensity
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gain
Offset
Chroma Delay
Phase
Noise Filter
Back / Confirm
Left/Right
Up/Down
Width
Height
Save
Owner Name
ISF Calibrated
ISF Other
Vidikron/ISF Logo Splash
Screen Timers
(2 ... 60 sec.)
Vert./Horiz.,
Normal/Wide, Height
Picture Orientation
Keystone
Lamp Hours (read-only)
Focus
Zoom
Shift
Installation
Lens
HD Format
ISF Day - Input Color
Grey Bars 1
Grey Bars 2
Color Bars 1
Color Bars 2
Rename, Restore or Save
Primary
Secondary
Display Device: Configure
Service
ISF Day - Input Image
Calibration
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Input Source
Composite
S-Video 1
S-Video 2
Component SD
HD/RGB 1
HD/RGB 2
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
16:9
4:3
Letterbox
IntelliWide
Cinema
Intelliwide 2.35
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Left/Right
Up/Down
Width
Height
Overscan
Recall ISF Night
Recall ISF Day
Recall/Save Custom 1
Recall/Save Custom 2
Reset Custom 1 & 2 to Factory Default
Serial Number
Hardware
Firmware
Date
Auto Setup
HD/RGB 1
HD/RGB 2
ADC Bandwidth
YPbPr Input Resolution
1 / 2 / 3 / Save
Language
Menu Mode
Timeout
Side Bar Color
Film Mode (SD sources
only)
Auto, RGB or YUV
Auto, 75 MHz, 150 MHz or 300 MHz
Auto, 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p or 1080i
(currently, English only)
System Reset
Restore Saved Settings
Figure 4-1. VHD Controller OSD Menu Structure for Vision 140/150
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The Main Menu is the starting point for accessing all projector functions.
Main Menu
(The Calibration and Service menus are hidden and not accessible until you enter a
passcode.)
Vidikron Video
Input Source
Aspect Ratio
Picture
Input Position
ISF Presets
Information
Calibration
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From the Main Menu, select Input Source to choose a video signal source.
The active source is indicated by an arrow (>) to its left; in this example, Composite is the
active source.
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To change the aspect ratio (size and shape) of the projected image, select Aspect Ratio from
the Main Menu and press ENTER. Select the appropriate aspect ratio for your screen size and
the type of program material being viewed; refer to Table 4-1.
The currently-selected aspect ratio is indicated by a “7” to its left; in this example, 16:9 is
selected.
Note
The aspect ratio selection is automatically saved for each input and
resolution.
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Input Source
Input Source
Composite
>
S-Video 1
S-Video 2
Component SD
HD/RGB 1
HD/RGB 2
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
Aspect Ratio
Aspect Ratio
7
…
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16:9
4:3
Letterbox
IntelliWide
Cinema
Intelliwide 2.35
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Table 4-1. Aspect Ratio Settings
Aspect Ratio
Remote
Control
Key
16:9
16:9
Description
Select 16:9 to view 16:9 DVDs
and HDTV programs in their
native aspect ratio.
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16:9 Image on
16:9 Screen (Display)
4:3 images are stretched
horizontally to fit a 16:9
screen.
4:3 Image, stretched to fill
16:9 Screen (Display)
4:3
IntelliWide
4:3 Image on
16:9 Screen (Display)
4:3 scales the input signal to fit
in the center of the 16:9
screen. 4:3 is the aspect ratio
used by computer monitors,
standard television
programming and most VHS
video cassettes.
4:3 Image on
16:9 Display
(Letterbox aspect ratio)
Letterbox mode scales (zooms
in on) a 4:3 image linearly (by
the same amount on all sides)
to fill a 16:9 display.
Letterbox is best suited for
viewing LaserDisc movies or
non-anamorphic DVDs on a
16:9 screen.
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Letterbox
4:3
I-WIDE
4:3 Image on
16:9 Screen (Display)
IntelliWide scales a 4:3 image
NON-linearly (more on the
sides than in the center) to fit
a 16:9 screen.
4:3 Image on
16:9 Screen
with IntelliWide
4:3 Image on
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Table 4-1. Aspect Ratio Settings (continued)
Remote
Control
Key
Cinema
CINEMA
Description
Select Cinema to view 2.35
source material in its native
aspect ratio.
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2.35:1 Image on
16:9 Screen
(Cinema aspect ratio / no CineWide)
2.35:1 Image on
2.35:1 Screen
(Cinema aspect ratio / CineWide)
Intelliwide 2.35
SVC
With a 16:9 screen and a
non-CineWide projector (no
anamorphic lens), the upper
and lower portions of the
screen are masked, but the
geometry of the active image
area is unchanged.
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16:9 Image
Image on
on
2.35:1
2.35:1 Screen
Screen
16:9 Image on
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With a 2.35:1 screen and a
CineWide-equipped projector,
the VHD Controller scales the
2.35:1 image so that the active
image area fills the 16:9 chip
surface, eliminating the black
bars. The secondary,
anamorphic lens then restores
the proper geometry to the
2.35:1 image.
A 16:9 image is scaled
NON-linearly (more on the
sides than in the center) to fit
a 2.35:1 screen.
Intelliwide 2.35 is available
only on CineWide-equipped
Vision 140/150 projectors.
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Operation
Picture ➤
Picture
Use the controls in the Picture Menu to calibrate your Vision 140/150 for optimum picture
quality.
The Vision 140/150 has been designed to incorporate setup and calibration standards
established by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF). The ISF has developed carefully crafted,
industry-recognized standards for optimal video performance and has implemented a
training program for technicians and installers to use these standards to obtain optimal
picture quality from Vidikron video display devices. Accordingly, Vidikron recommends that
setup and calibration be performed by an ISF certified installation technician.
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
When you change a picture quality setting, save the change to a preset
afterwards. Otherwise, the change will be lost when a different input is
selected. (Picture quality settings are saved for each input separately.) For
information about saving settings, refer to ISF Presets on page 73.
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All signal types require separate processing. Therefore, you need to calibrate each VHD
Controller input separately.
Although it may be possible to obtain satisfactory picture quality using the naked eye and
regular program material, Vidikron recommends using the following calibration tools for
best results:
• External test pattern source – Ovation Multimedia, Digital Video Essentials or AVIA test
DVD or equivalent.
• A blue filter (provided with many test DVDs), for color level and tint adjustments.
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Connect your test pattern source to the input that you are calibrating and proceed as follows.
Perform the adjustments in the order listed here.
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Above Black
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Brightness: On your external test pattern source, select a PLUGE pattern. (PLUGE is an
acronym for “Picture Line-Up Generation Equipment.”) Figure 4-2 shows a typical PLUGE
pattern.
Figure 4-2. Typical PLUGE Pattern for Adjusting Brightness
PLUGE patterns vary but generally consist of some combination of black, white and gray
areas against a black background. The example above includes two vertical bars and four
shaded boxes.
Select Brightness from the Picture menu and press ENTER. Adjust the brightness so that:
• The darkest black bars disappear into the background.
• The dark gray areas are barely visible.
• The lighter gray areas are clearly visible.
• The white areas are a comfortable level of true white.
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Contrast: On your external test pattern source, select a stepped, gray-bar pattern like the
one shown in Figure 4-3.
Figure 4-3. Typical Gray Bar Pattern for Adjusting Contrast
Select Contrast and press ENTER. Adjust the contrast to a point just below which the white
rectangle starts to increase in size.
Brightness and contrast controls are interactive. A change to one may
require a subtle change to the other in order to achieve the optimum
setting.
Note
blue
red
magenta
green
cyan
yellow
gray
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Color Saturation: On your external test pattern source, select a color bar pattern like the one
shown in Figure 4-4.
Figure 4-4. Typical Color Bar Pattern for Adjusting Color Saturation and Tint
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blue
red
magenta
green
cyan
yellow
gray
Select Color and press ENTER. While looking at the color bar pattern through a blue filter,
adjust the color saturation level until the outermost (gray and blue) color bars appear to be a
single shade of blue:
Tint: Tint or “hue” is essentially the ratio of red to green in the color portion of the image.
When tint is decreased, the image appears redder; when it is increased the image appears
greener. To set the tint, select Tint and press ENTER. While looking at the color bar pattern
through a blue filter, adjust the tint level until the cyan and magenta color bars (on either
side of the green bar) appear to be a single shade of blue.
Like the brightness and contrast controls, the color and tint controls are
interactive. A change to one may require a subtle change to the other in
order to achieve the optimum setting.
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Sharpness: “Sharpness” is the amount of high-frequency detail in the image. To adjust
sharpness, select Sharpness from the Picture menu and press ENTER. On your external test
pattern source, select a pattern like the one shown in Figure 4-5. Adjust as needed, looking
for white edges around the transitions from black to gray and differently-sized lines in the
“sweep” patterns at the top and bottom. Lower the sharpness setting to eliminate them.
Figure 4-5. Typical Test Pattern for Adjusting Sharpness
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Input Position ➤
Use the controls in the Input Position Menu to fine-tune the aspect ratio and image position
for the current source.
Input Position
Left/Right
Up/Down
Width
Note
The input position settings are automatically saved for each input and
resolution.
Height
Overscan
Left/Right: Select Left/Right from the Input Position menu to shift the projected image
horizontally. Use the right or up cursor button to shift the image to the right; use the left or
down button to shift it to the left.
Up/Down: Select Up/Down from the Input Position menu to shift the projected image
vertically. Use the right or up cursor button to shift the image upward; use the left or down
button to shift it downward.
Width: Select Width from the Input Position menu to change the projected image width. Use
the right or up cursor button to increase the width; use the left or down button to decrease it.
Height: Select Height from the Input Position menu to change the projected image height.
Use the right or up cursor button to increase the height; use the left or down button to
decrease it.
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Overscan: Image Overscan pushes the outside edge of the active picture area of the video
signal out beyond the edge of the display area.
Some television programs are produced based on the assumption that older television sets
may not display the outer edges of the broadcast picture area. Over scan effectively trims
away these inactive, outer edges and enlarges the remaining portion of the image to fill the
display area.
Select from 1% to 10% of Overscan, as desired.
For HDTV, DVDs and other video sources, Overscan is generally not necessary or desirable.
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For each input, the Vision 140/150 lets you save image quality settings as presets that you
can recall at a later time. You can create up to four presets per input and resolution. Use the
ISF Presets menu to recall saved image presets, or to save image settings in the “Custom 1” or
“Custom 2” memory location. The currently-selected preset is indicated by a “7” to its left; in
the example shown here, ISF Night is selected.
You should save changes to any of the following settings to a preset; otherwise they will be
lost when a new input source or resolution is selected:
• Brightness
• Contrast
• Color saturation
• Tint
• Sharpness
ISF Presets
ISF Presets
7
…
…
…
ISF Night
ISF Day
Custom 1
Save
Custom 2
Save
Factory Default
To reset the Custom 1 and Custom 2 image presets to their factory defaults, select Factory
Default and press ENTER.
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Select Information from the Main Menu to see information that uniquely identifies your VHD
Controller: its serial number, the installed hardware and firmware versions and the firmware
version build date. Should you ever need to contact Vidikron Technical Support, this
information will help them answer your questions or resolve product performance issues.
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Serial Number
73
Hardware
0
Firmware
0100.0541
Date
Jan 29 2007
Operation
Calibration ➤
Use the Calibration menu to perform advanced picture quality adjustments. This menu
should be used by ISF-certified technicians only.
Calibration
ISF Night
Note
Display Color
You must enter a passcode to access the Calibration menu.
Input Image
Input Color
To recall the ISF Night or ISF Day settings, select “ISF Night” or “ISF Day” from the ISF Presets
menu (see above).
ISF Day
Display Color
Input Image
ISF Night - Display Color: Use the Display Color settings to adjust the projector lamp
intensity. These settings are saved independently for each input.
Input Color
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• Lamp Power: Select Lamp Power from the Display Color Menu to adjust the lamp output
level. You can choose to run the lamp as bright as possible (“100”), at its lowest power
level (“0,” which equates to approximately 700 watts; this is the default setting) or choose
a setting in between. Generally, lower lamp output prolongs the life of the lamp, but
decreases brightness.
OSD Position
• Lamp Intensity: Select Lamp Intensity from the Display Color Menu to adjust the lamp
intensity level. Refer to Intensity on page 60.
ISF Night - Input Image: The Input Image controls are similar to those in the Picture menu,
but are accessible only by entering the Calibration menu passcode. This makes it possible to
restore the picture quality settings to what they were when the projector was installed,
simply by recalling the “ISF Night” preset.
ISF Night - Input Color: Use the Input Color controls to adjust the color balance of the
incoming signal. These settings are also saved independently for each input.
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Output Shift
• Gain: Use the Gain controls to correct color imbalances in the bright areas of the image. A
good way to do this is to use a test pattern consisting mostly of solid white areas, such as
an 80 IRE “window” pattern. If the white areas contain traces of red, green or blue,
decrease the Gain for that color.
• Offset: Use the Offset controls in the White Balance sub-menu to correct color imbalances
in the dark areas of the image. A good way to do this is to use a test pattern consisting
mostly of dark gray areas, such as a 30 IRE “window” pattern. If the gray areas contain
traces of red, green or blue, decrease the Offset for that color.
• Chroma Delay: Use the Chroma Delay control to correct a mis-aligned image from a
Composite, S-Video or Component video source. Chroma delay in an image causes color
shifts to occur to the left of the vertical edge transitions, producing artificial shadows or a
“halo” effect. If necessary, adjust this setting to eliminate them.
• Phase: Adjust the phase if the image (usually from an RGB source) shows shimmer or
“noise.” Pixel phase adjusts the phase of the pixel sampling clock relative to the incoming
signal. The effect of this control is similar to that of a tracking control on a VCR.
For best results, use a good test pattern such as a smooth gray consisting of a clear pattern
of black and white pixels, or a similar “half on, half off” graphic image. (You may notice
that you can stabilize the image at more than one point. Use either setting in this case.)
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• Noise Filter: To apply noise filtering to the input signal, select Noise Filter from the Input
Color menu. The Noise Filter is useful for clearing up noisy images from 480i video
sources.
Use the left- or right-arrow buttons to select the desired amount of noise reduction,
keeping in mind that higher settings (which reduce high frequencies) may also “soften”
the image.
ISF Day - Display Color: Refer to ISF Night - Display Color.
ISF Day - Input Image: Refer to ISF Night - Input Image.
ISF Day - Input Color: Refer to ISF Night - Input Color.
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Save ISF Settings: Whenever you make a change to the ISF settings, you should always save
it. Select Save ISF Settings from the ISF Calibration menu to do this. In the event you ever
have to perform a System Reset, you can restore the saved ISF settings by selecting Restore
Saved Settings in the Service menu. (System Reset and Restore Saved Settings are described
on page 79.)
Output Shift: The controls in the Output Shift menu are similar to those in the Input Position
menu, except that they change the characteristics of the output signal. These settings are
saved independently for each aspect ratio.
To save the Output Shift settings for the current aspect ratio so that they can be restored
after a System Reset (described on page 79), press repeatedly to highlight “Save.” Then,
press ENTER.
Splash Configure: Use the Splash Configure menu to customize the appearance of the
start-up message that appears on the vacuum fluorescent display upon power-up.
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• Owner Name/ISF Calibrated/ISF Other: You can have the Vision 140/150 display the
owner’s name, your name, the phrase “ISF Calibrated” and/or any other string, up to 20
characters in length.
Use the up or down cursor button to select a character. Use the right and left cursor
buttons to change the cursor position. Press MENU when you have finished entering text.
Then, check the “Splash Enable” box to have the Vision 140/150 display the information
you enter here when it is turned on.
• Vidikron/ISF Logo Splash Screen Timers: When you turn on the Vision 140/150, it
projects a welcome screen with the Vidikron logo followed by one with the ISF logo.
Select Splash Timer from the Splash Configure menu to set the amount of time that these
two images appear. The range is from 2 to 60 seconds, in one-second increments.
Use the up or down cursor button to select a timer value to adjust. Use the right or left
cursor button to change the timer value. Press MENU when you have finished configuring
both timers.
OSD Position: Select OSD Position, press ENTER and use the arrow buttons to change the
size and position of the OSD controls.
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Service ➤
Use the Service menu to access advanced projector configuration settings. This menu
should be used by ISF-certified technicians only.
Service
Test Video
Note
Input Names
You must enter a passcode to access the Service menu.
Remote Control
Display Device
HD Format
Test Video: Select Test Video from the Service Menu to access the internal test patterns on
the Vision 140/150. Four patterns are available, consisting of white/gray or colored bars.
Triggers
Miscellaneous
Press MENU to exit test pattern mode.
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System Reset
Input Names
Restore
Composite
Composite
S-Video 1
S-Video 1
S-Video 2
S-Video 2
Component SD
Component SD
HD/RGB 1
HD/RGB 1
HD/RGB 2
HD/RGB 2
HDMI 1
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
HDMI 2
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Input Names: You can give each VHD Controller input a descriptive name. For example, you
may want to change the default input name to the type of source component connected to
it: “VCR,” “DVD,” “Laptop” et cetera. Composite, S-Video and Component SD input names can
be up to 12 characters long; the others can be up to eight characters long.
To edit an input name, select Input Names from the Service menu. Press or to select an
input and press ENTER. Use the or buttons to change a character; press or to
select a character to change. When you have finished editing the input name, press MENU.
To restore the default input name, press
“Restore” column. Then, press ENTER.
repeatedly to highlight that input name in the
To save input names so that they can be restored after a System Reset (described on
page 79), press repeatedly to highlight “Save.” Then, press ENTER.
Note
The button takes you from top to bottom in the left column, then from
top to bottom in the right column. To highlight “Save,” scroll through
both columns.
Remote Control: The Remote Control menu shows you the primary and secondary infrared
(IR) codes to which the VHD Controller will respond. By default, both are set to 17. You can
change these codes if either:
• Another device in the theater (a DVD player, for example) is responding to commands
from the VHD Controller remote control (Figure 2-6) in ways that are unpredictable or
undesirable.
• You have multiple VHD Controllers and want to control them independently, as opposed
to broadcasting commands from a single remote to all of them. In this scenario, you can
use multiple remotes programmed to use different IR codes. Or, you can use a single
remote and change the IR code as needed to address a specific device.
Tip
Note
Use the VHD Controller front-panel keypad to change its IR code. Then,
change the code sent by the remote to match as described below.
Do not change the “Type” setting in this menu.
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Operation
When you change a remote code on the VHD Controller, you must re-program your remote
control to send that same code. To do this:
1.
Using a straightened paper clip or similar object, press and hold the
CODE button on the remote control for approximately three
seconds, or until the LED on the remote lights solid red.
CODE
– OR –
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If your remote control unit does not have a CODE button, press and
hold the LIGHT button on the remote control for approximately
three seconds, or until the LED on the remote lights solid red.
Enter a new two-digit code between 00 and 31 inclusive. Use the
16:9 button for “9” and the 4:3 button for “0.” Include a leading
zero for single-digit codes; for example, enter 9 as “09.”
3.
The LED turns off to confirm the code change. If you enter an invalid code, the LED
flashes for three or four seconds. Try again, entering a valid code.
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Display Device: The options in the Display Device menu allow you to perform various
adjustments at the projector.
• Configure: Select Configure from the Display Device menu to change the picture
orientation, correct a “keystoned” (trapezoidal) image, access the lamp timer, perform lens
adjustments and quickly optimize various display settings.
• Installation - Orientation: Refer to Adjusting the Picture Orientation on page 39.
• Installation - Keystone: If the projector and screen are not installed perpendicular to
each other, the image may become distorted in a trapezoidal shape, as shown in Figure
4-6. Select Keystone from the Configure menu to compensate for this.
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Vertical Keystone Correction
Negative values
compress bottom.
+
Positive values
compress top.
Figure 4-6. Keystone Correction
• Installation - Lamp Hours: This menu page also displays the number of hours that the
lamp has been in service. To reset the counter (which is recommended after you
replace the lamp), refer to Lamp and Filter Replacement on page 81.
• Lens: Select Lens from the Display Device menu to access the motorized lens controls.
Refer to Primary Lens Adjustments on page 39.
• Auto Setup: Refer to Auto Setup on page 50.
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HD Format: If the characteristics of the incoming signal on the HD1 or HD2 inputs are
known, select HD Format from the Service menu and set them as described below. Doing so
can reduce the time it takes the VHD Controller to switch from HD to 480i signals or vice
versa.
HD Format
HD/RGB 1
Auto
HD/RGB 2
Auto
ADC Bandwidth
Auto
This is generally not necessary unless the VHD Controller – for whatever reason – has
difficulty determining the color space (RGB or YUV), bandwidth or resolution of the incoming
HD signal. In most situations, the Auto settings work well.
YPbPr Input Resolution
• HD/RGB 1 and HD/RGB 2 (Color Space): Select Auto, RGB or YUV.
• ADC Bandwidth: Select Auto, 75 MHz, 150 MHz or 300 MHz.
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• YPbPr Input Resolution: Select Auto or specify the input resolution, if known: 480i, 480p,
576i, 576p, 720p or 1080i.
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Triggers: Select Triggers from the Service menu to configure the 12-volt trigger outputs. You
can assign one or more trigger outputs to each aspect ratio. Those triggers are then activated
by selecting that aspect ratio.
If your projector is equipped with the Vidikron CineWide with AutoScope system, assign at
least one trigger output (the same one to which the lens motor is connected) to the Cinema
and Intelliwide 2.35 aspect ratios.
Tip
To configure a trigger to activate when the system is turned on –
for example, when using the trigger to control a retractable screen –
assign that trigger to all aspect ratios.
To save the trigger settings so that they can be restored after a System Reset (described
below), press repeatedly to highlight “Save.” Then, press ENTER.
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Miscellaneous: Select Miscellaneous from the Service menu to set the following options:
• Language: Select Language from the Miscellaneous menu and press the up- or
down-arrows to select the OSD language. (Currently, only English is supported.)
• Menu Mode: This is the manner in which the OSD menus appear and disappear when you
press MENU. Choose one of the following:
0 = No transition; menus abruptly appear and disappear.
1 = Menus fade in and out.
2 = “Checkerboard” dissolve; menus appear and disappear in sections.
3 = “Window shade” effect; menus are drawn on a diagonal from top left to bottom right,
and retract in the opposite direction.
• Timeout - Short/Long: These settings control how long the OSD menus stay on screen.
Select a time-out period of from 2 to 60 seconds.
• Side Bar Color: This controls the color of the inactive image area. The range is from -100
(black) to 100 (white).
The inactive image area is on either side of the active image area when using the Standard
4:3 aspect ratio, and above and below the active image area when using the Letterbox
aspect ratio.
• Film Mode: Enable Film Mode to smooth out moving images from interlaced,
standard-definition (SD) sources. In most cases, the VHD Controller detects the proper
“pull-down” rate and vertical frequency. However, if your source is jittery and/or tearing
you may wish to enable Film Mode to ensure stable processing for that source.
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Operation
System Reset: To reset ALL projector and controller settings (including image settings) back
to their factory defaults, choose System Reset from the Service menu.
A confirmation message appears, reminding you to save your settings before you perform
the reset, so that you can restore them afterwards. If you have done this, select Confirm to
continue with the reset. Otherwise, click Back to cancel.
Caution
This action is not undoable. Proceed with caution! Before you perform a
System Reset, save ALL settings, including “Custom” ISF Presets (page 73), ISF
Day/Night presets (page 75), Output Shift settings (page 75), Input Names
(page 76) and Trigger settings (page 78).
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Restore Saved Settings: Following a System Reset, select Restore Saved Settings to apply all
previously-saved settings to the projector and VHD Controller.
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5
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
The Vision 140/150 uses a Cermax® Xenon lamp to deliver its high brightness. The lamp
should be replaced when it reaches the end of its life (typically 1000 hours), or sooner if a
noticeable degradation in brightness occurs. When you replace a lamp, you should replace
the filters as well.
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Keep track of the number of hours the lamp has been in use and be aware of any changes to
brightness. These indicators will help you effectively maintain operation of the projector. To
find out how long the currently-installed lamp has been in service, select Lamp Hours from
the VHD Controller Installation menu (available by selecting Service -> Display Device ->
Configure -> Installation, in sequence).
For lamp or filter replacement, please contact your nearest Vidikron authorized service
center or Vidikron dealer. Do not attempt to replace the lamp yourself!
1.
Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. Allow the projector to cool down for
approximately 45 minutes prior to removing the lamp assembly for replacement.
2.
Loosen the two rear Lamp Cover screws (see Figure 5-1) and remove the cover.
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AC IN 220V 50HZ
Figure 5-1. Removing the Lamp Door
3.
Pull (out) and turn the lamp lock lever, which is located to the left of the lamp module, a
quarter turn counterclockwise to the “unlock” position (Figure 5-2).
AC IN 220V 50HZ
Figure 5-2. Unlocking the Lamp
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5.1
Lamp and Filter
Replacement
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Grasp the lamp by its housing only and pull it straight out (lamp slides along guides)
until it’s free; see Figure 5-3. Discard the lamp using safe disposal/recycling practices or
contact your Vidikron dealer for a possible re-lamping program.
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Figure 5-3. Removing the Lamp
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5.
Align the new lamp with the top and bottom guides on the left side of the lamp
compartment; see Figure 5-4. Slide the lamp all the way in. A slightly harder push may be
required right at the end to make sure it is fully seated into the terminal block. NOTE: The
projector will not power up again if the lamp is not fully connected to the terminal block.
AC IN 220V 50HZ
Figure 5-4. Installing A New Lamp
6.
Pull (out) and turn the lamp lock lever (turned up in Step 3) a quarter turn clockwise to
“lock” the lamp in place.
Note
If you can’t turn the lamp lock into position, the lamp may not be fully
inserted. In this case, partially remove the lamp and try pushing it back in
again. Then, try switching the lock lever to the “lock” position.
7.
Replace the lamp door and tighten the four screws to secure it.
8.
Re-attach the power cord to the projector and power it up.
9.
Press MENU on the projector remote control (Figure 3-17) or rear-panel keypad (Figure
2-3).
10. Select Lamp Adjust from the Main Menu.
11. Select Change Lamp from the Lamp menu.
12. Enter the serial number in the Lamp S/N text box using the remote numeric keypad
(Figure 3-17).
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13. Press ENTER to accept the change. This adds the new lamp serial number to the Lamp
History menu and resets the Lamp Hours timer to “0.” Lamp Mode and Lamp Limit
remain as they were for the previous lamp and can be changed at any time.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Lamp Adjust
Lamp Hours
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Lamp S/N
123456789
Lamp Message
Lamp Limit
1000
Lamp Mode
Power
Power
500
Intensity
0
RVR
3
Lamp History
Change Lamp
Reserved
Figure 5-5. Recording the Serial Number of a New Lamp
Note
Always record the serial number of a new lamp. Do this only if you have
just installed a new lamp. This will ensure that the lamp timer is not reset
on an old lamp and that the number of hours logged on the lamp is
accurate.
Whenever you replace the lamp – or more often if the projector is installed in an extremely
dusty environment – you should also replace the two filters located at the front and right
side of the projector.
Loosen the six screws holding right side filter access
panel in place. Then, remove the panel.
2.
Loosen the screw holding front filter access panel in
place. Then, remove the panel.
3.
Pull the filters out of the projector and discard. Do not
reuse filters.
4.
Insert the new filters with the wired side in.
5.
Replace the filter access panels and tighten the
screws to secure them.
Right Side Filter
Access Cover
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Filter Replacement
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
5.2
Lens Replacement
If you need to remove the lens – either to replace it or to prepare the projector for shipment –
proceed as follows:
Power down the projector and wait five minutes to allow the lamp to cool.
2.
Remove the secondary anamorphic lens, if present.
3.
Place the lens cap on the installed lens to protect it from damage.
4.
Press and hold the “lens release” button located in the top right corner of the lens panel.
5.
Grasping the lens barrel, turn it in a counter-clockwise direction until it stops. Then, pull
it forward to remove it (disconnects from the connector assembly).
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Note: The connector assembly moves as you turn the lens.
Figure 5-6. Removing the Primary Lens
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Table 5-1 provides some general guidelines for troubleshooting problems you may
encounter with the Vision 140/150. If the suggested solutions fail to resolve the problem or if
you encounter an issue not described here, please contact Vidikron Technical Support.
Table 5-1. Troubleshooting Chart
Symptom
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The projector and VHD
Controller are both on, but
there is no picture and
on-screen menus do not
appear.
The Vision 140/150 is not
plugged in or the AC outlet
is not active.
The VHD Controller is not
plugged in or the AC outlet
is not active.
The remote control
batteries have run out.
The serial connection from
the VHD Controller to the
Vision 140/150 is incorrect.
•
•
Ensure that the RS-232
output from the VHD
Controller is properly
connected to the RS-232C
input on the Vision 140/150
(see Figure 3-9).
Lens cover is on or shutter
is closed.
Lamp failed to ignite.
•
Faulty or incorrect video
connection between the
VHD Controller and the
Vision 140/150.
•
Ensure that the lens cover is
off and the shutter is open.
Ensure that the lamp door
is closed. If it is and the
problem persists, replace
the lamp.
Ensure that the HDMI
output from the VHD
Controller is properly
connected to Input 2 (DVI)
on the Vision 140/150
(see Figure 3-9).
•
•
Incorrect source selection.
Source component is not
turned on.
Source component is
connected incorrectly or
not at all.
•
•
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The display is on and menus
appear, but there is no picture.
•
Ensure that the Vision
140/150 is plugged in and
that the AC outlet is active.
Ensure that the VHD
Controller is plugged in and
that the AC outlet is active.
Replace the batteries.
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Solution
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The projector does not turn on
after initial installation.
Possible Cause(s)
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•
•
•
•
•
Select the correct source.
Turn on the source
component.
Check connections from
source component to VHD
Controller.
A projected image from a DVD
is split or otherwise scrambled.
•
DVD player is connected to
the Component input and
set to progressive scan
mode.
•
Turn off progressive scan
on the DVD player. Or,
connect the DVD player to
the HD1 or HD2 input.
Image appears “squeezed” or
vertically stretched into center
of screen.
•
Incorrect aspect ratio
selection.
•
Select a different aspect
ratio.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Table 5-1. Troubleshooting Chart (continued)
Symptom
Possible Cause(s)
Poor-quality or improperly
connected source.
•
•
The horizontal or vertical
scan frequency of the input
signal may be out of range
for the projector.
•
Ensure that the source is
properly connected and of
adequate quality for
detection.
Correct at the source.
•
Contrast is set too high.
•
Lower the contrast setting.
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Image is too bright and/or
lacks definition in the bright
areas of the image.
•
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The display is jittery or
unstable.
Solution
Image appears “washed out”
and/or dark areas appear too
bright.
•
Brightness is set too high.
•
Lower the brightness
setting.
Colors in the image are
swapped; for example, reds
appear blue or vice versa.
•
The Red/Pr, Green/Y or
Blue/Pb outputs from the
source are connected to the
wrong inputs on the VHD
Controller.
•
Ensure that the source
outputs are connected to
the correct VHD Controller
input.
The display freezes suddenly.
•
Excessive voltage noise on
the AC or ground input has
interrupted the projector’s
ability to lock on to a signal.
•
Power down the projector
and disconnect from AC.
Then, plug in again and
power up as usual.
The projector will not turn
back on after it was powered
down, or the image disappears
during operation.
•
The projector will not turn
on for two minutes after
power-down, to protect the
lamp.
The lamp has failed.
•
Wait until the LED at the
front of the VHD Controller
turns red.
•
Replace the lamp.
The motor is not plugged in
or the AC outlet is not
active.
The motor is not connected
to a trigger output on the
VHD Controller.
•
Incorrect trigger
assignment.
•
Ensure that the motor is
plugged in and that the AC
outlet is active.
Check the trigger
connection between the
lens motor and VHD
Controller (Figure 3-15).
Correct the trigger
assignment (refer to
Configure Lens Motor
Trigger (CineWide with
AutoScope) on page 41).
•
AutoScope lens motor does
not work.
•
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
If the status code display on the back of the projector shows one of the following values, you
have encountered a likely system error requiring the attention of a qualified service
technician. Acknowledge and clear the error by pressing EXIT twice on the rear-panel
keypad. Try resetting the projector by powering it off, allowing it to cool and powering it on
again. Refer to Table 5-2 and contact your dealer if the problem persists.
The specific code number identifies the source of the error detected, and is particularly useful
in cases where the projector is far away. For example, the code “27” means the lamp could
not be turned on.
Table 5-2. Vision 140/150 Error Codes
Description
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Code
General
Software bug. Contact dealer or Vidikron Technical Support.
13
CRC error in flash ROM. Download new software.
14
Engineering-only programming is complete. Contact Vidikron, replace TIPM.
15
Attempting to download code without being in boot mode.
16
Invalid interrupt. Power off/on. If it persists, contact dealer or Vidikron Technical
Support.
17
User forced system to stay in boot mode.
18
Jumper for programming boot not installed.
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Lamp Failures
Lamp turned on unexpectedly (fault related to ballast).
21
Lamp airflow low, overheating imminent.
23
Cannot read valid ballast ID.
26
Lamp 1 Interlock: lamp door open, lamp not installed.
27
Can’t turn lamp on.
28
Lamp turned off unexpectedly.
29
Lamp ballast overheated.
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Note: To clear a system error, press the EXIT key (on the projector’s rear-panel keypad) twice. If necessary,
reset the projector by powering it off, allowing it to cool and powering it on again. Contact your Vidikron
dealer or Vidikron technical support if the error persists.
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Error Codes
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Table 5-2. Vision 140/150 Error Codes (continued)
Code
Description
Power and Cooling
Red DMD heat sink overheated.
47
Green DMD heat sink overheated.
48
Blue DMD heat sink overheated.
49
Prism overheated.
4C
Projector shutdown due to critical error.
C0
Lamp blower failure (lamp not turned on).
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51
LVPS fan failed (Fan 1).
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LVPS/Red cooling fan failed (Fan 2).
53
DC lamp fan failed (Vision 140; Fan 3).
54
Red DMD heatsink fan failed (Fan 4).
55
Green DMD heatsink fan failed (Fan 5).
56
Blue DMD heatsink fan failed (Fan 6).
57
TIPM fan failed (Fan 7).
58
TIPM fan failed (Fan 8).
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reset the projector by powering it off, allowing it to cool and powering it on again. Contact your Vidikron
dealer or Vidikron technical support if the error persists.
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Table 5-2. Vision 140/150 Error Codes (continued)
Code
Description
Boot code CRC failed.
61
Unable to program DigMux PLD.
62
Unable to program Control PLD.
63
Unable to program Bubks PLD.
64
Unrecognized ROM type.
65
Write to flash ROM failed.
66
TIPM failure.
67
Downloaded code will not fit.
68
Scaler communication problem.
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TIPM (Image Processor)
Built-In Keypad
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Unable to access EEPROM on the built-in keypad.
71
EEPROM memory re-initialization on the built-in keypad.
Panel Driver and Formatter
Unrecognized Panel Driver.
81
Unable to program device on Panel Driver.
82
TI flash download failure.
83
TI flash download failure.
84
TI flash download failure.
85
TI-I2C write failure.
86
One or more formatters not responding; probable formatter software fault.
87
Formatter reports RDRAM failure.
88
Red modular Formatter communication failure.
89
Green modular Formatter communication failure.
8A
Blue modular Formatter communication failure.
93
Modular formatter architecture error.
94
Modular formatter DMD mismatch.
95
Modular formatter sequence mismatch.
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reset the projector by powering it off, allowing it to cool and powering it on again. Contact your Vidikron
dealer or Vidikron technical support if the error persists.
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Table 5-2. Vision 140/150 Error Codes (continued)
Code
Description
Miscellaneous
A0
Unable to program the optional module.
A1
Unable to power the optional module.
A2
Unable to program the Dual Slot Backplane Module (DSBP).
A3
Unable to program the optional Post Processing Module (Warp module).
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reset the projector by powering it off, allowing it to cool and powering it on again. Contact your Vidikron
dealer or Vidikron technical support if the error persists.
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Serial Communications
6
To interface the VHD Controller with a home theater automation/control system or a PC
running terminal emulation software, connect it to your control system or PC as shown in
Figure 3-14.
6.1
RS-232 Connection and
Port Configuration
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Configure the RS-232 controller or PC serial port as follows: no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit
and no flow control. Set the baud rate to 19200, to match that of the VHD Controller RS-232
port.
Serial commands to the VHD Controller take the following form:
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• Commands are not case-sensitive.
• For a single command that takes no parameters, type the command followed by a
carriage return; for example, to set the aspect ratio to Letterbox, type
LETTERBOX <Enter>.
• For a single command that takes a parameter, type the command, a space or a comma
and the desired value followed by a carriage return; for example, to set the brightness to
-10, type BRIGHTNESS -10 <Enter> or BRIGHTNESS,-10 <Enter>.
• You can also send a string of multiple commands on a single line, separated by commas.
For example, COMPOSITE,BRIGHTNESS 100,ANAMORPHIC <Enter> switches to
the Composite video input, sets the brightness to 100 and sets the aspect ratio to
Anamorphic. Command strings can be up to 255 characters long.
Avoid combining the ON or POWER 1 commands with other commands on a
single line. After sending ON or POWER 1, allow at least 15 seconds for the
VHD Controller to power up. Once it does, it will accept and properly execute
multiple serial commands.
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Table 6-1 lists the RS-232 command set. The “Parameter (min/max)” column shows the valid
parameter ranges, or “NA” for commands that take no parameters.
When you enter a valid command, the VHD Controller executes it and acknowledges it with a
plus sign on the command line (+ >). When you enter an invalid command – one that is
misspelled or followed by values outside the valid range for that command – the VHD
Controller ignores it and returns a minus sign (- >).
Table 6-1. Serial Commands
Command
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
Description
Power On/Off Commands
OFF
NA
NA
Turns projector off
ON
NA
NA
Turns projector on
POWER
0/1
NA
Turns projector on and off
POWER?
NA
NA
Returns power status
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Serial Command Syntax
Serial Communications
Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
Description
Input Selection Commands
NA
YES
Selects the Component input
COMPOSITE
NA
YES
Selects the Composite video input
HDMI1
NA
YES
Selects the HDMI1 input
HDMI2
NA
YES
Selects the HDMI2 input
HD1
NA
YES
HD2
NA
YES
INPUT?
NA
NA
Returns active input
SVIDEO1
NA
YES
Selects the S-Video 1 input
SVIDEO2
NA
YES
Selects the S-Video 2 input
EL
IM
IN
A
R
Y
COMPONENT
Selects the RGB HD 1 input
Selects the RGB HD 2 input
PR
Aspect Ratio Commands
16:9
NA
YES
Selects the Anamorphic aspect ratio
ASPECT?
NA
NA
Returns current aspect ratio
ASPECTIN?
NA
NA
Returns the input source aspect ratio
ASPECTOUT?
NA
NA
Returns output screen size
CINEMA
NA
YES
Selects the Cinema aspect ratio
LETTERBOX
NA
YES
Selects the Letterbox aspect ratio
OUT169
NA
YES
Sets the output screen to 1.78:1 (16:9)
OUT235
NA
YES
Sets the output screen to 2.35:1
4:3
NA
YES
Selects the Standard (4:3) aspect ratio
INTELLIWIDE
NA
YES
Selects the IntelliWide aspect ratio
INTELLI235
NA
YES
Selects the Intelliwide 2.35 aspect ratio
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
Description
Picture Adjust Commands
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for brightness
BRIGHTNESS?
NA
NA
Returns brightness setting value
CHROMADELAY
-12/12
YES
Sets a value for input color chroma delay
CHROMADELAY?
NA
NA
Returns input color chroma delay setting
COLOR
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for color
COLOR?
NA
NA
Returns color setting value
CONTRAST
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for contrast
CONTRAST?
NA
NA
Returns contrast setting value
FILMMODE
0/1
YES
Sets Film Mode off (0) or on (1)
FILMMODE?
NA
NA
Returns Film Mode setting (0 = off; 1 = on)
FILTER
0/15
YES
Sets a value for input color noise filter
FILTER?
NA
NA
Returns input color noise filter setting
PHASE
0/3
YES
Adjusts phase
PHASE?
NA
NA
Returns phase setting value
SHARPNESS
-6/6
YES
Sets a value for sharpness
SHARPNESS?
NA
NA
Returns sharpness setting value
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for tint
NA
NA
Returns tint setting value
TINT?
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IM
IN
A
R
PR
TINT
Y
BRIGHTNESS
Image Preset Commands
CUSTOM1
NA
YES
Loads “Custom 1” image preset
CUSTOM2
NA
YES
Loads “Custom 2” image preset
DAY
NA
YES
Loads “ISF Day” image preset
NIGHT
NA
YES
Loads “ISF Night” image preset
PRESET?
NA
NA
Returns currently-selected preset
(ISF Day, ISF Night, Custom 1 or Custom 2)
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
Description
Input Position Commands
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for input height
IHEIGHT?
NA
NA
Returns input height value
IHPOS
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for horizontal input position
IHPOS?
NA
NA
Returns input horizontal position value
IVPOS
-100/100
YES
IVPOS?
NA
NA
IWIDTH
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for input width
IWIDTH?
NA
NA
Returns input horizontal width value
OVERSCAN
0/10
YES
Sets the overscan percentage
OVERSCAN?
NA
NA
Returns overscan percentage
EL
IM
IN
A
R
Y
IHEIGHT
Sets a value for vertical input position
Returns input vertical position value
PR
Output Shift Commands
OHEIGHT
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for output height
OHEIGHT?
NA
NA
Returns output height value
OHPOS
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for output horizontal position
OHPOS?
NA
NA
Returns output horizontal position value
OVPOS
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for output vertical position
OVPOS?
NA
NA
Returns output vertical position value
OWIDTH
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for output width
OWIDTH?
NA
NA
Returns output horizontal width value
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
Description
Miscellaneous Commands
-100/100
YES
Sets the background color for letterbox or
4:3 aspect ratio (-100 = black; 100 = white)
BKGND?
NA
NA
Returns background setting value
DATE?
NA
NA
Returns product manufacture date
DISPLAY?
NA
NA
Returns display device input source value
HDINPUTRES
NA
YES
Sets YPbPr input resolution and refresh rate
for HD1/HD2, as follows:
0 = 480i
1 = 480p
2 = 576i
3 = 576p
4 = 720p / 60 Hz
5 = 1080i / 60 Hz
6 = 720p / 50 Hz
7 = 1080i / 25 Hz
Any other value = Auto
HWVER?
NA
INRES?
NA
LENS1?
NA
LENS2?
NA
SWVER?
NA
EL
IM
IN
A
R
PR
TRIGGER
1/3
Y
BKGND
NA
Returns hardware version number
NA
Returns input resolution
NA
Returns Lens 1 configuration
NA
Returns Lens 2 configuration
NA
Returns software version number
YES
Assigns trigger to currently-selected aspect
ratio
The following serial commands are meant to emulate buttons on the remote control or VHD
Controller front panel. Each button has its own serial command, so effectively it is as if you were
using the IR remote only you’ll be doing so via serial commands. These commands provide active
OSD responses just like the IR remote.
DOWN
NA
NA
Down-Arrow (
ENTER
NA
NA
ENTER key
LEFT
NA
NA
Left-Arrow (
MENU
NA
NA
MENU
RIGHT
NA
NA
Right-Arrow (
UP
NA
NA
Up-Arrow (
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7.1
Vision 140/150
Specifications
Table 7-1 lists the Vision 140/150 specifications.
Table 7-1. Vision 140/150 Specifications
Projector Type:
Digital Light Processing (DLP), 3-chip, 16:9 LightAmp™ DMD
Native Resolution:
1920 x 1080 (16:9)
Aspect Ratios:
Refer to Table 7-2
Video Standards:
Refer to Table 7-2
DTV Compatibility:
480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Scan Frequency:
Horizontal: 15 kHz to 120 kHz
Vertical: 23.97 Hz to 150 Hz
Picture Size (16:9 Screen):
Vision 140:
Recommended width = 72 to 192 in.
Maximum width = 300 in.
Vision 150:
Recommended width = 72 to 240 in.
Maximum width = 350 in.
Throw Distance
(Factor x Screen Width):
Refer to Table 3-3
Horizontal and Vertical
Offset:
Refer to Table 3-4
Lamp:
Vision 140: 1,000 Watt Xenon lamp module
Vision 150: 1,200 Watt Xenon lamp module
Estimated Lamp Life:
1,000 hours
Inputs (from VHD Controller):
(1) DVI-I with HDCP
(1) RS-232
Controls:
- Built-in keypad
- IR remote
- Serial commands via RS-232 (from VHD Controller)
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Specifications
Table 7-1. Vision 140/150 Specifications (continued)
Brightness and Contrast:
Cinema Standards Measurement System (CSMS)
Specifications
Brightness: 86.5 foot-Lamberts (fL) (Vision 140);
102.0 fL (Vision 150)
Contrast Ratio (variable, based on lens aperture setting):
235:1 - 275:1 (Vision 140); 224:1 - 275:1 (Vision 150)
These measurements are taken from the projector in a controlled, home
theater environment. All measurements are made to ANSI/NAPM
IT7.228-1997 specifications using the Photo Research PR-650
SpectraColorimeter and Minolta LS-100 Luminance Meter, Video
Essentials test DVD and a 1.3 gain, 72-inch wide screen. The projector is
calibrated to a color temperature of 6,500K and has a minimum of 150
hours of usage.
The foot-Lambert (fL) is the unit of measurement used in commercial
movie theaters to express image brightness at the screen surface. The
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) specifies
16 fL as the target image brightness for film-based projectors using an
open gate (without film in the projector). More importantly, today
SMPTE specifies 12 fL as the target image brightness in Digital Cinema
theaters. The foot-Lambert measurement is dependent on screen size,
screen gain and projector light output.
Home Theater Calibration Specifications
Light Output: 2750 ANSI Lumens (Vision 140);
3517 ANSI Lumens (Vision 150)
Contrast Ratio (variable, based on lens aperture setting):
235:1 - 275:1 (Vision 140); 224:1 - 275:1 (Vision 150)
These specifications are obtained by calibrating the projector as
described above for CSMS measurements.
Industry-Standard Specifications
Light Output: 4000 ANSI Lumens (Vision 140);
6000 ANSI Lumens (Vision 150)
Contrast Ratio (variable, based on lens aperture setting):
1500:1 - 2000:1
These are typical projector brightness and contrast specifications found
in most companies’ sales literature. Vidikron includes these
measurements in its literature to allow for direct comparison with other
manufacturers’ projectors. These measurements are typically taken at
9,000K to 13,000K to get expected performance data when the projector
is used in professional, commercial and industrial displays.
Power Requirements:
Vision 140:
100 to 240 VAC (auto-sensing), 50/60 Hz, 1,650 Watts
Vision 150:
200 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 2,100 Watts
Operating Environment:
41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C), 20% to 80% humidity
(non-condensing)
Dimensions:
See Figure 7-1
Weight (without lens):
140 lbs. (63.50 kg)
Regulatory Approvals:
Complies with FCC, CE C-Tick
Limited Warranty:
Projector: Two (2) years parts and labor from the date of delivery
to the end user.
Lamp: 1000 hours or six (6) months, whichever comes first.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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7.2
VHD Controller
Specifications
Table 7-2 lists the VHD Controller specifications.
Table 7-2. VHD Controller Specifications
Aspect Ratios:
4:3, Letterbox, 16:9, IntelliWide, Cinema, Intelliwide 2.35
Video Standards:
NTSC, PAL
Inputs:
(1) Composite; (2) S-Video; (1) Component;
(2) HD-R (Pr), G (Y), B (Pb), H, V; (2) HDMI with HDCP
Outputs:
HDMI with HDCP
Control Options:
-
RS-232 Communication
Parameters:
19200 bps, no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no flow control
Trigger Outputs:
(3) +12 VDC, each rated at 750 mA and thermal fuse-protected
Bandwidth:
150 Mega Samples per Second (MSPS)
Power Requirements:
100 to 240 VAC (auto-sensing), 50/60 Hz, 160 Watts
Operating Environment:
41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C), 0% to 90% humidity
(non-condensing)
Dimensions:
Width = 17.50 inches (444.5 mm)
Depth = 11.19 inches (284.1 mm)
Height = 3.75 inches (95.3 mm)
Weight:
13.0 lbs. (5.90 kg)
Regulatory Approvals:
Complies with FCC, CE C-Tick
Limited Warranty:
Two (2) years parts and labor from the date of delivery to the end
user.
Discrete infrared remote
Serial commands via RS-232
Front-panel controls
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Figure 7-1 shows the Vision 140/150 dimensions (all dimensions are in inches).
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