BenQ MP623 - XGA DLP Projector User manual

MP623/MP624
Digital Projector
User Manual
Welcome
Table of contents
Important safety
instructions .........................3
Introduction........................7
Projector features .................................. 7
Shipping contents.................................. 8
Projector exterior view .......................... 9
Controls and functions ....................... 10
Positioning your projector13
Choosing a location............................. 13
Obtaining a preferred projected image
size ........................................................ 14
Connection .......................17
Personalizing the projector
menu display ........................................40
Shutting down the projector ...............40
Menu operation ...................................41
Maintenance......................49
Care of the projector............................49
Lamp information................................50
Troubleshooting ...............56
Specifications ....................57
Projector specifications........................57
Dimensions...........................................58
Timing chart.........................................58
Connecting a computer or monitor... 17
Connecting Video source devices....... 19
Warranty and Copyright
information .......................61
Operation ..........................24
Regulation statements ......62
Starting up the projector..................... 24
Using the menus.................................. 25
Utilizing the password function ......... 26
Switching input signal ......................... 28
Adjusting the projected image ............ 29
Magnifying and searching for details . 30
Selecting the aspect ratio..................... 31
Optimizing the image.......................... 32
Setting the presentation timer ............ 36
Hiding the image ................................. 37
Locking control keys ........................... 38
Freezing the image............................... 38
Utilizing FAQ function ....................... 38
Operating in a high altitude
environment ........................................ 39
Adjusting the sound ............................ 39
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Table of contents
Important safety instructions
Your projector is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information
technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is important that you
follow the instructions mentioned in this manual and marked on the product.
Safety Instructions
1.
Please read this manual before you
operate your projector. Save it for
future reference.
2.
Do not look straight at the projector
lens during operation. The intense
light beam may damage your eyes.
3.
Refer servicing to qualified service
personnel.
4.
Always open the lens shutter or
remove the lens cap when the
projector lamp is on.
5.
In some countries, the line voltage is
NOT stable. This projector is designed
to operate safely within a mains
voltage between 100 to 240 volts AC,
but could fail if power cuts or surges
of ±10 volts occur. In areas where the
mains voltage may fluctuate or cut
out, it is recommended that you
connect your projector through a
power stabilizer, surge protector or
uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
6.
Do not block the projection lens with
any objects when the projector is
under operation as this could cause
the objects to become heated and
deformed or even cause a fire. To
temporarily turn off the lamp, press
BLANK on the projector or remote
control.
Important safety instructions
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Safety Instructions (Continued)
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7.
The lamp becomes extremely hot
during operation. Allow the
projector to cool for approximately
45 minutes prior to removing the
lamp assembly for replacement.
10.
Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, or table. The
product may fall, sustaining serious
damage.
8.
Do not operate lamps beyond the
rated lamp life. Excessive operation
of lamps beyond the rated life could
cause them to break on rare
occasions.
11.
Do not attempt to disassemble this
projector. There are dangerous high
voltages inside which may cause
death if you should come into
contact with live parts. The only
user serviceable part is the lamp
which has its own removable cover.
Under no circumstances should you
ever undo or remove any other
covers. Refer servicing only to
suitably qualified professional
service personnel.
9.
Never replace the lamp assembly or
any electronic components unless
the projector is unplugged.
12.
When the projector is under
operation, you may sense some
heated air and odor from its
ventilation grill. It is a normal
phenomenon and not a product
defect.
Important safety instructions
Safety Instructions (Continued)
13.
Do not place this projector in any of
the following environments.
14.
Do not block the ventilation holes.
- Do not place this projector on a blanket,
bedding or any other soft surface.
- Do not cover this projector with a cloth or
any other item.
- Do not place inflammables near the
projector.
- Space that is poorly ventilated or
confined. Allow at least 50 cm clearance
from walls and free flow of air around the
projector.
- Locations where temperatures may
become excessively high, such as the
inside of a car with all windows rolled up.
- Locations where excessive humidity, dust,
or cigarette smoke may contaminate
optical components, shortening the
projector's life span and darkening the
image.
15.
If the ventilation holes are seriously
obstructed, overheating inside the
projector may result in a fire.
Always place the projector on a level,
horizontal surface during operation.
- Do not use if tilted at an angle of more
than 10 degrees left to right, nor at angle
of more than 15 degrees front to back.
Using the projector when it is not fully
horizontal may cause a malfunction of, or
damage to, the lamp.
- Locations near fire alarms
- Locations with an ambient temperature
above 40°C / 104°F
- Locations where the altitudes are higher
than 3000 m (10000 feet).
16.
3000 m
(10000 feet)
Do not stand the projector on end
vertically. Doing so may cause the
projector to fall over, causing injury or
resulting in damage to the projector.
0m
(0 feet)
Important safety instructions
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Safety Instructions (Continued)
17.
Do not step on the projector or place
any objects upon it. Besides probable
physical damage to the projector, doing
so may result in accidents and possible
injury.
18.
Do not place liquids near or on the
projector. Liquids spilled into the
projector may cause it to fail. If the
projector does become wet, disconnect
it from the power supply's wall socket
and call BenQ to have the projector
serviced.
19.
This product is capable of displaying
inverted images for ceiling mount
installation.
Use only BenQ's Ceiling Mount Kit for
mounting the projector and ensure it is
securely installed.
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Important safety instructions
Ceiling mounting the projector
We want you to have a pleasant
experience using your BenQ projector,
so we need to bring this safety matter
to your attention to prevent possible
damage to person and property.
If you intend to mount your projector
on the ceiling, we strongly recommend
that you use a proper fitting BenQ
projector ceiling mount kit and that
you ensure it is securely and safely
installed.
If you use a non-BenQ brand projector
ceiling mount kit, there is a safety risk
that the projector may fall from the
ceiling due to an improper attachment
through the use of the wrong gauge or
length screws.
You can purchase a BenQ projector
ceiling mount kit from the place you
purchased your BenQ projector. BenQ
recommends that you also purchase a
separate Kensington lock compatible
security cable and attach it securely to
both the Kensington lock slot on the
projector and the base of the ceiling
mount bracket. This will perform the
secondary role of restraining the
projector should its attachment to the
mounting bracket become loose.
Warning
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THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED.
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When installing the unit, incorporate a readily
accessible disconnect device in the fixed
wiring, or connect the power plug to an easily
accessible socket-outlet near the unit. If a
fault should occur during operation of the
unit, operate the disconnect device to switch
the power supply off, or disconnect the power
plug.
Introduction
Projector features
The projector integrates high-performance optical engine projection and a user-friendly
design to deliver high reliability and ease of use.
The projector offers the following features.
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Wall color correction allowing projection on surfaces of several predefined colors
Quick auto search speeding up the signal detecting process
Selectable password protected function
Up to 11 sets of picture modes providing multiple choices for different projection
purposes
3D color management allowing color adjustments to your liking
Selectable quick cooling function makes the projector cool in a shorter time
Presentation timer for better control of time during presentations
One-key auto-adjustment to display the best picture quality
Digital keystone correction to correct distorted images
Adjustable color balance control for data/video display
High brightness projection lamp
Ability to display 16.7 million colors
Multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) menus
Switchable normal and economic modes to reduce the power consumption
Component HDTV compatibility (YPbPr)
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The apparent brightness of the projected image will vary depending on the ambient lighting
conditions, selected input signal contrast/brightness settings, and is directly proportional to
projection distance.
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The lamp brightness will decline over time and may vary within the lamp manufacturers
specifications. This is normal and expected behavior.
Introduction
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Shipping contents
Carefully unpack and verify that you have all of the items shown below. If any of these items
are missing, please contact your place of purchase.
Standard accessories
The supplied accessories will be suitable for your region, and may differ from those illustrated.
*The warranty card is only supplied in some specific regions. Please consult your dealer for detailed
information.
Projector
Power cord
VGA cable
Quick start guide
User manual CD
Warranty card*
Pull the tab before using the remote control.
Remote control with battery
Optional accessories
1.
2.
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Spare lamp kit
Ceiling mount kit
Introduction
3.
4.
Presentation Plus
RS-232 cable
Projector exterior view
1.
Front/upper side
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3.
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6.
7.
8.
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3
4
External control panel
(See "Projector" on page 10 for
details.)
Lamp cover
Vent (heated air exhaust)
Lens cover
Quick-release button
Focus ring and Zoom ring
Front IR remote sensor
Projection lens
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7
5
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Rear/lower side
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AC power cord inlet
Rear IR remote sensor
RS-232 control port
HDMI input socket
RGB signal output socket
RGB (PC)/Component video
(YPbPr/YCbCr) signal input socket
Video input socket
S-Video input socket
Audio signal input socket
Kensington anti-theft lock slot
Rear adjuster foot
Speaker grill
Quick-release foot
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Introduction
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Controls and functions
Projector
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12
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Focus ring
11.
Adjusts the focus of the projected image.
See "Fine-tuning the image size and clarity"
on page 29 for details.
Zoom ring
Adjusts the size of the image. See "Finetuning the image size and clarity" on page
12.
29 for details.
POWER indicator light
Lights up or flashes when the projector is
under operation. See "Indicators" on page
55 for details.
Menu/exit
Turns on the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu. Goes back to previous OSD menu,
exits and saves menu settings.
13.
See "Using the menus" on page 25 for
details.
5.
I
I Power
Toggles the projector between standby
mode and on. See "Starting up the
projector" on page 24 and "Shutting down 14.
the projector" on page 40 for details.
6.
Left/
Starts the FAQ function. See "Utilizing FAQ
function" on page 38 for details.
BLANK
Used to hide the screen picture. See "Hiding
the image" on page 37 for details.
7.
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Introduction
TEMPerature indicator light
Lights up red if the projector's
temperature becomes too high. See
"Indicators" on page 55 for details.
LAMP indicator light
Indicates the status of the lamp. Lights up
or flashes when the lamp has developed a
problem. See "Indicators" on page 55 for
details.
AUTO
Automatically determines the best picture
timings for the displayed image. See
"Auto-adjusting the image" on page 29 for
details.
Keystone/Arrow keys ( / Up,
/
Down)
Manually corrects distorted images
resulting from an angled projection. See
"Correcting keystone" on page 30 for
details.
Right/
Activates panel key lock. See "Locking
control keys" on page 38 for details.
When the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu is activated, the #6, #11, and #12
keys are used as directional arrows to
select the desired menu items and to make
adjustments. See "Using the menus" on
page 25 for details.
Mode/enter
Selects an available picture setup mode.
See "Selecting a picture mode" on page 32
for details.
Enacts the selected On-Screen Display
(OSD) menu item.
SOURCE
Displays the source selection bar. See
"Switching input signal" on page 28 for
details.
Remote control
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10
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12
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2.
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6.
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Power
Toggles the projector between standby
mode and on. See "Starting up the
projector" on page 24 and "Shutting down 10.
the projector" on page 40 for details.
Freeze
Freezes the projected image. See "Freezing
the image" on page 38 for details.
11.
Left/
Starts the FAQ function. See "Utilizing
FAQ function" on page 38 for details.
Blank
Used to hide the screen picture. See
"Hiding the image" on page 37 for details.
12.
Digital Zoom keys (+, -)
Magnifies or reduces the projected picture
size. See "Magnifying and searching for
details" on page 30 for details.
Menu/Exit
13.
Turns on the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu. Goes back to previous OSD menu,
exits and saves menu settings.
See "Using the menus" on page 25 for
details.
Keystone/Arrow keys ( / Up,
/
Down)
Manually corrects distorted images
resulting from an angled projection. See
"Correcting keystone" on page 30 for
details.
Auto
Automatically determines the best picture
timings for the displayed image. See
"Auto-adjusting the image" on page 29 for
details.
Right/
Activates panel key lock. See "Locking
control keys" on page 38 for details.
When the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu is activated, the #3, #7 and #9 keys
are used as directional arrows to select the
desired menu items and to make
adjustments. See "Using the menus" on
page 25 for details.
Source
Displays the source selection bar. See
"Switching input signal" on page 28 for
details.
Mode/enter
Depending upon which input signal is
selected, selects an available picture setup
mode. See "Selecting a picture mode" on
page 32 for details.
Enacts the selected On-Screen Display
(OSD) menu item.
Timer On
Activates or displays an on-screen timer
based on your own timer setting. See
"Setting the presentation timer" on page
36 for details.
Timer Setup
Enters presentation timer setting directly.
See "Setting the presentation timer" on
page 36 for details.
Introduction
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Remote control effective range
Infra-Red (IR) remote control sensors are located on
the front and the back of the projector. The remote
control must be held at an angle within 30 degrees
perpendicular to the projector's IR remote control
sensors to function correctly. The distance between
the remote control and the sensors should not exceed
8 meters (~ 26 feet).
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Make sure that there are no obstacles between the
remote control and the IR sensors on the projector
that might obstruct the infra-red beam.
Operating the projector from
the front
Appr
ox. 1
5°
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Operating the projector from
the rear
Appr
ox. 1
5°
Replacing the remote control battery
1.
Pull out the battery holder.
Please follow the illustrated instructions. Push and hold
the locking arm while pulling out the battery holder.
2.
3.
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Insert the new battery in the holder. Note the
positive polarity should face outward.
Push the holder into the remote control.
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Avoid excessive heat and humidity.
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There may be battery damage if the battery is
incorrectly replaced.
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Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the battery manufacturer.
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Dispose of the used battery according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
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Never throw a battery into a fire. There may be danger of an explosion.
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If the battery is dead or if you will not be using the remote control for a long time, remove the
battery to prevent damage to the remote control from possible battery leakage.
Introduction
Positioning your projector
Choosing a location
Your room layout or personal preference will dictate which installation location you select.
Take into consideration the size and position of your screen, the location of a suitable power
outlet, as well as the location and distance between the projector and the rest of your
equipment.
Your projector is designed to be installed in one of four possible installation locations:
1.
Front Table
Select this location with the projector placed near the
floor in front of the screen. This is the most common way
to position the projector for quick setup and portability.
2.
Front Ceiling
Select this location with the projector suspended upsidedown from the ceiling in front of the screen.
Purchase the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mounting Kit from
your dealer to mount your projector on the ceiling.
Set Front Ceiling in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic >
Projector Position menu after you turn the projector on.
3.
Rear Table
Select this location with the projector placed near the
floor behind the screen.
Note that a special rear projection screen is required.
Set Rear Table in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Projector
Position menu after you turn the projector on.
4.
Rear Ceiling
Select this location with the projector suspended upsidedown from the ceiling behind the screen.
Note that a special rear projection screen and the BenQ
Projector Ceiling Mounting Kit are required for this
installation location.
Set Rear Ceiling in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic >
Projector Position menu after you turn the projector on.
Positioning your projector
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Obtaining a preferred projected image size
The distance from the projector lens to the screen, the zoom setting (if available), and the
video format each factors in the projected image size.
4:3 is the native aspect ratio of this projector. To be able to project a complete 16:9
(widescreen) aspect ratio image, the projector can resize and scale a widescreen image to the
projector's native aspect width. This will result in a proportionally smaller height equivalent
to 75% of the projector's native aspect height.
4:3 aspect image in a 4:3
aspect display area
16:9 aspect image scaled to a 4:3 aspect
display area
Thus, a 16:9 aspect image will not utilize 25% of the height of a 4:3 aspect image displayed
by this projector. This will be seen as darkened (unlit) bars along the top and bottom
(vertical 12.5% height respectively) of the 4:3 projection display area whenever displaying a
scaled 16:9 aspect image in the vertical center of the 4:3 projection display area.
The projector should always be placed horizontally level (like flat on a table), and positioned
directly perpendicular (90° right-angle square) to the horizontal center of the screen. This
prevents image distortion caused by angled projections (or projecting onto angled surfaces).
The modern digital projector does not project directly forward (like older style reel-to-reel
film projectors did). Instead, digital projectors are designed to project at a slightly upward
angle above the horizontal plane of the projector. This is so that they can be readily placed
on a table and will project forward and upwards onto a screen positioned so that the bottom
edge of the screen is above the level of the table (and everyone in the room can see the
screen).
If the projector is mounted on a ceiling, it must be mounted upside-down so that it projects
at a slightly downward angle.
You can see from the diagram on page 16, that this type of projection causes the bottom edge
of the projected image to be vertically offset from the horizontal plane of the projector.
When ceiling mounted, this refers to the top edge of the projected image.
If the projector is positioned further away from the screen, the projected image size
increases, and the vertical offset also increases proportionately.
When determining the position of the screen and projector, you will need to account for
both the projected image size and the vertical offset dimension, which are directly
proportional to the projection distance.
BenQ has provided a table of 4:3-aspect-ratio screen sizes to assist you in determining the
ideal location for your projector. There are two dimensions to consider, the perpendicular
horizontal distance from the center of the screen (projection distance), and the vertical
offset height of the projector from the horizontal edge of the screen (offset).
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Positioning your projector
How to determine the position of the projector for a given
screen size
1.
2.
Select your screen size.
Refer to the table and find the closest match to your screen size in the left columns
labelled "4:3 Screen Diagonal". Using this value, look across this row to the right to
find the corresponding average distance from screen value in the column labelled
"Average". This is the projection distance.
3.
On that same row, look across to the right column and make note of the "Vertical
Offset in mm" value. This will determine the final vertical offset placement of the
projector in relation to the edge of the screen.
4.
The recommended position for the projector is aligned perpendicular to the
horizontal center of the screen, at the distance from the screen determined in step 2
above, and offset by the value determined in step 3 above.
For example, if you are using a 120-inch screen, the average projection distance is 4667 mm
and with a vertical offset of 183 mm.
If you place the projector in a different position (to that recommended), you will have to tilt
it down or up to center the image on the screen. In these situations, some image distortion
will occur. Use the Keystone function to correct the distortion. See "Correcting keystone" on
page 30 for details.
How to determine the recommended screen size for a
given distance
This method can be used for situations where you have purchased this projector and would
like to know what screen size will fit in your room.
The maximum screen size is limited by the physical space available in your room.
1.
Measure the distance between the projector and where you want to position the
screen. This is the projection distance.
2.
Refer to the table and find the closest match to your measurement in the average
distance from screen column labelled "Average".
3.
Using this value, look across that row to the left to find the corresponding screen
diagonal listed in that row. That is the projected image size of the projector at that
projection distance.
4.
On that same row, look across to the right column and make note of the "Vertical
Offset in mm" value. This will determine the final placement of the screen in relation
to the horizontal plane of the projector.
For example, if your measured projection distance was 4.5 m (4500 mm), the closest match
in the "Average" column is 4593 mm. Looking across this row shows that a 3000 mm (3 m)
screen is required. If you can only obtain imperial sized screens, the listed screen sizes on
either side of the 3 m screen are the 9' and 10' screens.
Checking the min and max projection distance values for these screen sizes indicates that the
4.5 m measured projection distance will need to be increased to fit the 10' size screen. The
projector can be adjusted (using the zoom control) to display on these different screen sizes
at those projection distances. Be aware that these different screens have different vertical
offset values.
Positioning your projector
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Projection dimensions
Refer to "Dimensions" on page 58 for the center of lens dimensions of this projector before
calculating the appropriate position.
Maximum zoom
Minimum zoom
Screen
Center of lens
Vertical offset
Projection distance
4:3 Screen Diagonal
Feet Inches
mm
4
48
5
6
60
72
7
8
84
96
9
108
10
120
12
144
15
180
18
216
25
300
1219
1500
1524
1829
2000
2134
2438
2500
2743
3000
3048
3500
3658
4000
4572
5000
5486
6000
7620
Distance from Screen in mm
Min length
Average
Max length
(with max.
(with min.
zoom)
zoom)
1778
2187
2222
2667
2916
3111
3556
3645
4000
4347
4444
5104
5334
5833
6667
7291
7999
8749
11111
1867
2297
2333
2800
3062
3267
3733
3828
4200
4593
4667
5359
5601
6124
7000
7655
8399
9186
11667
1956
2406
2444
2933
3208
3422
3911
4010
4400
4812
4889
5614
5867
6416
7333
8020
8799
9624
12222
Vertical Offset in mm
73
90
91
110
120
128
146
150
165
180
183
210
219
240
274
300
329
360
457
There is 3% tolerance among these numbers due to optical component variations. BenQ
recommends that if you intend to permanently install the projector, you should physically test the
projection size and distance using the actual projector in situ before you permanently install it, so as
to make allowance for this projector's optical characteristics. This will help you determine the exact
mounting position so that it best suits your installation location.
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Positioning your projector
Connection
When connecting a signal source to the projector, be sure to:
1.
2.
3.
Turn all equipment off before making any connections.
Use the correct signal cables for each source.
Ensure the cables are firmly inserted.
In the connections shown below, some cables may not be included with the projector (see "Shipping
contents" on page 8). They are commercially available from electronics stores.
Connecting a computer or monitor
Connecting a computer
The projector provides a VGA input socket that allows you to connect it to both IBM®
compatibles and Macintosh® computers. A Mac adapter is needed if you are connecting
legacy version Macintosh computers.
To connect the projector to a notebook or desktop computer:
1.
Take the supplied VGA cable and connect one end to the D-Sub output socket of the
computer.
2.
Connect the other end of the VGA cable to the D-SUB/COMP. IN signal input socket
on the projector.
3.
If you wish to make use of the projector (mixed mono) speaker in your presentations,
take a suitable audio cable and connect one end of the cable to the audio output socket
of the device, and the other end to the AUDIO socket of the projector.
Once connected, the audio can be controlled by the projector On-Screen Display
(OSD) menus. See "Adjusting the sound" on page 39 for details.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
Notebook or
desktop computer
VGA cable
Audio
cable
Many notebooks do not turn on their external video ports when connected to a projector. Usually a
key combo like FN + F3 or CRT/LCD key turns the external display on/off. Locate a function key
labeled CRT/LCD or a function key with a monitor symbol on the notebook. Press FN and the labeled
function key simultaneously. Refer to your notebook's documentation to find your notebook's key
combination.
Connection
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Connecting a monitor
If you want to view your presentation close-up on a monitor as well as on the screen, you
can connect the D-SUB OUT signal output socket on the projector to an external monitor
with a VGA cable following the instructions below:
To connect the projector to a monitor:
1.
2.
3.
Connect the projector to a computer as described in "Connecting a computer" on page
17.
Take a suitable VGA cable (only one supplied) and connect one end of the cable to the
D-Sub input socket of the video monitor.
Or if your monitor is equipped with a DVI input socket, take a VGA to DVI-A cable
and connect the DVI end of the cable to the DVI input socket of the video monitor.
Connect the other end of the cable to the D-SUB OUT socket on the projector.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
VGA cable
Notebook or
desktop computer
VGA to DVI cable
VGA cable
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The D-Sub output only works when an appropriate D-Sub input is made to the projector.
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If you wish to use this connection method when the projector is in standby mode, make sure the
Standby D-Sub Output function is turned on in the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu. See
"Standby D-Sub Output" on page 46 for details.
Connection
Connecting Video source devices
You can connect your projector to various Video source devices that provide any one of the
following output sockets:
• HDMI
• Component Video
• S-Video
• Video (composite)
You need only connect the projector to a Video source device using just one of the above
connecting methods, however each provides a different level of video quality. The method
you choose will most likely depend upon the availability of matching terminals on both the
projector and the Video source device as described below:
Best video quality
The best available video connection method is HDMI. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia
Interface) supports uncompressed video data transmission between compatible devices like
DTV tuners, DVD players and displays over a single cable. It provides pure digital viewing
experience.
See "Connecting an HDMI device" on page 20 for how to connect the projector to a HDMI
device.
If no HDMI source is available, the next best available video connection method is
Component Video (not to be confused with composite Video). Digital TV tuner and DVD
players output Component Video natively, so if available on your devices, this should be
your connection method of choice in preference to (composite) Video.
See "Connecting a Component Video source device" on page 21 for how to connect the
projector to a component video device.
Better video quality
The S-Video method provides a better quality analog video than standard composite Video.
If you have both composite Video and S-Video output terminals on your Video source
device, you should elect to use the S-Video option.
See "Connecting an S-Video source device" on page 22 for how to connect the projector to
an S-Video device.
Least video quality
Composite Video is an analog video and will result in a perfectly acceptable, but less than
optimal result from your projector, being the least video quality of the available methods
described here.
See "Connecting a composite Video source device" on page 23 for how to connect the
projector to a composite Video device.
Connecting audio
The projector has a built-in mono speaker which is designed to provide basic audio
functionality accompanying data presentations for business purposes only. It is not designed
for, nor intended for stereo audio reproduction use as might be expected in home theater or
home cinema applications. Any stereo audio input (if provided), is mixed into a common
mono audio output through the projector speaker.
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Connecting an HDMI device
You should use an HDMI cable when making connection between the projector and HDMI
devices.
To connect the projector to an HDMI device:
1.
2.
3.
Take an HDMI cable and connect one end to the HDMI output socket of the video
device.
Connect the other end of the cable to the HDMI input socket on the projector.
If you wish to make use of the projector (mixed mono) speaker, take a suitable audio
cable and connect one end of the cable to the audio output sockets of the video device,
and the other end to the AUDIO socket of the projector.
Once connected, the audio can be controlled by the projector On-Screen Display
(OSD) menus. See "Adjusting the sound" on page 39 for details.
AV device
HDMI cable
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Audio cable
•
The projector is only capable of playing mixed mono audio, even if a stereo audio input is
connected. See "Connecting audio" on page 19 for details.
•
In the unlikely event that you connect the projector to a DVD player via the projector’s HDMI input
and the projected picture displays wrong colors, please change the color space to YUV. See
"Changing color space" on page 28 for details.
•
If no signal is detected after establishing the connection, turn off the Quick Auto Search function
in the SOURCE menu. See "Switching input signal" on page 28 for details.
Connection
Connecting a Component Video source device
Examine your Video source device to determine if it has a set of unused Component Video
output sockets available:
•
•
If so, you can continue with this procedure.
If not, you will need to reassess which method you can use to connect to the device.
To connect the projector to a Component Video source device:
1.
2.
3.
Take a Component Video to VGA (D-Sub) adaptor cable and connect the end with 3
RCA type connectors to the Component Video output sockets of the Video source
device. Match the color of the plugs to the color of the sockets; green to green, blue to
blue, and red to red.
Connect the other end of the Component Video to VGA (D-Sub) adaptor cable (with
a D-Sub type connector) to the D-SUB/COMP. IN socket on the projector.
If you wish to make use of the projector (mixed mono) speaker in your presentations,
take a suitable audio cable and connect one end of the cable to the audio output socket
of the device, and the other end to the AUDIO socket of the projector.
Once connected, the audio can be controlled by the projector On-Screen Display
(OSD) menus. See "Adjusting the sound" on page 39 for details.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
Component Video to VGA
(D-Sub) adaptor cable
Audio
cable
AV device
•
The projector is only capable of playing mixed mono audio, even if a stereo audio input is
connected. See "Connecting audio" on page 19 for details.
•
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct video
source has been selected, check that the Video source device is turned on and operating
correctly. Also check that the signal cables have been connected correctly.
Connection
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Connecting an S-Video source device
Examine your Video source device to determine if it has an unused S-Video output socket
available:
•
•
If so, you can continue with this procedure.
If not, you will need to reassess which method you can use to connect to the device.
To connect the projector to an S-Video source device:
1.
2.
3.
Take an S-Video cable and connect one end to the S-Video output socket of the Video
source device.
Connect the other end of the S-Video cable to the S-VIDEO socket on the projector.
If you wish to make use of the projector (mixed mono) speaker in your presentations,
take a suitable audio cable and connect one end of the cable to the audio output socket
of the device, and the other end to the AUDIO socket of the projector.
Once connected, the audio can be controlled by the projector On-Screen Display
(OSD) menus. See "Adjusting the sound" on page 39 for details.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
Audio cable
S-Video cable
AV device
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•
The projector is only capable of playing mixed mono audio, even if a stereo audio input is
connected. See "Connecting audio" on page 19 for details.
•
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct video
source has been selected, check that the Video source device is turned on and operating
correctly. Also check that the signal cables have been connected correctly.
•
If you have already made a Component Video connection between the projector and this S-Video
source device using Component Video connections, you need not connect to this device using an
S-Video connection as this makes an unnecessary second connection of poorer picture quality.
See "Connecting Video source devices" on page 19 for details.
Connection
Connecting a composite Video source device
Examine your Video source device to determine if it has a set of unused composite Video
output sockets available:
•
•
If so, you can continue with this procedure.
If not, you will need to reassess which method you can use to connect to the device.
To connect the projector to a composite Video source device:
1.
2.
3.
Take a Video cable and connect one end to the composite Video output socket of the
Video source device.
Connect the other end of the Video cable to the VIDEO socket on the projector.
If you wish to make use of the projector (mixed mono) speaker in your presentations,
take a suitable audio cable and connect one end of the cable to the audio output socket
of the device, and the other end to the AUDIO socket of the projector.
Once connected, the audio can be controlled by the projector On-Screen Display
(OSD) menus. See "Adjusting the sound" on page 39 for details.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
Audio cable
AV device
Video cable
•
The projector is only capable of playing mixed mono audio, even if a stereo audio input is
connected. See "Connecting audio" on page 19 for details.
•
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct video
source has been selected, check that the Video source device is turned on and operating
correctly. Also check that the signal cables have been connected correctly.
•
You need only connect to this device using a composite Video connection if Component Video
and S-Video inputs are unavailable for use. See "Connecting Video source devices" on page 19
for details.
Connection
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Operation
Starting up the projector
1.
Plug the power cord into the projector and into a
wall socket. Turn on the wall socket switch
(where fitted). Check that the POWER indicator
light on the projector lights orange after power
has been applied.
2.
Slide the lens cap open. If it is closed, it could
become deformed due to the heat produced by
the projection lamp.
3.
Press II Power on the projector or remote
control to start the projector. As soon as the
lamp lights up, a "Power On Tone" will be
heard. The POWER indicator light flashes
green and stays green when the projector is on.
The start up procedure takes about 30 seconds.
In the later stage of start up, a startup logo is
projected.
(If necessary) Rotate the focus ring to adjust
the image clearness.
To turn of the ring tone, see "Turning off the Power on/off ring tone" on page 39 for
details.
If the projector is still hot from previous activity, it will run the cooling fan for approximately 90 seconds
before energizing the lamp.
4.
5.
6.
If you are prompted for a password, press the arrow keys to enter a six digit password.
See "Utilizing the password function" on page 26 for details.
Switch all of the connected equipment on.
The projector will start to search for input signals. The current input signal being
scanned displays in the upper left corner of the screen. If the projector doesn't detect a
valid signal, the message 'No Signal' will continue displaying until an input signal is
found.
You can also press Source on the projector or remote control to select your desired
input signal. See "Switching input signal" on page 28 for details.
If the frequency/resolution of the input signal exceeds the projector's operating range, you will see the
message 'Out of Range' displayed on a blank screen. Please change to an input signal which is
compatible with the projector's resolution or set the input signal to a lower setting. See "Timing chart"
on page 58 for details.
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Operation
Using the menus
The projector is equipped with On-Screen Display (OSD) menus for making various
adjustments and settings.
Below is the overview of the OSD menu.
Main menu icon
Main menu
DISPLAY
Off
Wall Color
Auto
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
Highlight
Position
Sub-menu
ENTER
Phase
16
H. Size
0
Status
Press Menu/
Exit to the
previous
page or to
exit.
Digital Zoom
Current input signal
Analog RGB
MENU
Exit
To use the OSD menus, please set them to your familiar language first.
1.
Press Menu/Exit on the projector or
remote control to turn the OSD menu on.
3.
Press
to highlight Language
and press / to select a
preferred language.
DISPLAY
Off
Auto
Wall Color
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
Analog RGB
SYSTEM SETUP: Basic
Presentation Timer
Language
Projector Position
Auto Power Off
Blank Timer
Panel Key Lock
Sleep Timer
Splash Screen
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0
MENU Exit
Analog RGB
2.
Use / to highlight the SYSTEM
SETUP: Basic menu.
SYSTEM SETUP: Basic
Presentation Timer
Language
Projector Position
Auto Power Off
Blank Timer
Panel Key Lock
Sleep Timer
Splash Screen
Analog RGB
English
Front Table
Disable
Disable
Off
Disable
BenQ
English
Front Table
Disable
Disable
Off
Disable
BenQ
4.
MENU Exit
Press Menu/Exit twice* on the
projector or remote control to
leave and save the settings.
*The first press leads you back to
the main menu and the second
press closes the OSD menu.
MENU Exit
Operation
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Utilizing the password function
For security purposes and to help prevent unauthorized use, the projector includes an
option for setting up password security. The password can be set through the On-Screen
Display (OSD) menu. For details of the OSD menu operation, please refer to "Using the
menus" on page 25.
You will be inconvenienced if you activate the power-on lock functionality and subsequently forget the
password. Print out this manual (if necessary) and write the password you used in this manual, and
keep the manual in a safe place for later recall.
Setting a password
Once a password has been set, the projector cannot be used unless the correct password is entered
every time the projector is started.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security Settings
menu. Press Mode/Enter. The Security Settings page displays.
Highlight Power on lock and select On by pressing / .
As pictured to the right, the four arrow keys ( ,
INPUT NEW PASSWORD
, , ) respectively represent 4 digits (1, 2,
3, 4). According to the password you desire to set,
press the arrow keys to enter six digits for the
password.
Confirm the new password by re-entering the
new password.
Once the password is set, the OSD menu returns
MENU Back
to the Security Settings page.
The digits being input will display as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password down here in
this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to you should you
ever forget it.
Password: __ __ __ __ __ __
Keep this manual in a safe place.
5.
To leave the OSD menu, press Menu/Exit.
If you forget the password
If the password function is activated, you will be asked
to enter the six-digit password every time you turn on
Password Error
the projector. If you enter the wrong password, the
Please try again.
password error message as pictured to the right displays
lasting for three seconds, and the message 'INPUT
PASSWORD' follows. You can retry by entering another
six-digit password, or if you did not record the
password in this manual, and you absolutely do not remember it, you can use the password
recall procedure. See "Entering the password recall procedure" on page 27 for details.
If you enter an incorrect password 5 times in succession, the projector will automatically
shut down in a short time.
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Operation
Entering the password recall procedure
1.
2.
3.
Press and hold AUTO on the projector or remote
control for 3 seconds. The projector will display a
coded number on the screen.
Write down the number and turn off your
projector.
Seek help from the local BenQ service center to
decode the number. You may be required to
provide proof of purchase documentation to
verify that you are an authorized user of the
projector.
RECALL PASSWORD
Please write down the recall code,
and contact BenQ
Customer Center.
Recall code:
0212
MENU Exit
Changing the password
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security Settings >
Change password menu.
Press Mode/Enter. The message 'INPUT CURRENT PASSWORD' displays.
Enter the old password.
•
If the password is correct, another message 'INPUT NEW PASSWORD' displays.
•
If the password is incorrect, the password error message displays lasting for three
seconds, and the message 'INPUT CURRENT PASSWORD' displays for your retry.
You can press Menu/Exit to cancel the change or try another password.
Enter a new password.
The digits being input will display as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password down here in
this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to you should you
ever forget it.
Password: __ __ __ __ __ __
Keep this manual in a safe place.
5.
6.
7.
Confirm the new password by re-entering the new password.
You have successfully assigned a new password to
the projector. Remember to enter the new
Password Changed
password next time the projector is started.
To leave the OSD menu, press Menu/Exit.
Disabling the password function
To disable password protection, go back to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security
Settings > Power on lock menu after opening the OSD menu system. Select Off by pressing
/ . The message 'INPUT PASSWORD' displays. Enter the current password.
•
If the password is correct, the OSD menu returns to the Security Settings page with
'Off' shown in the row of Power on lock. You will not have to enter the password
next time you turn on the projector.
•
If the password is incorrect, the password error message displays lasting for three
seconds, and the message 'INPUT PASSWORD' displays for your retry. You can
press Menu/Exit to cancel the change or try another password.
Though the password function is disabled, you need to keep the old password in hand should you
ever need to re-activate the password function by entering the old password.
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Switching input signal
The projector can be connected to multiple devices at the same time. However, it can only
display one full screen at a time.
Be sure the Quick Auto Search function in the SOURCE menu is On (which is the default of
this projector) if you want the projector to automatically search for the signals.
You can also manually cycle through the available
input signals.
1.
2.
•
Press Source on the projector or remote
control. A source selection bar displays.
Press / until your desired signal is
selected and press Mode/Enter.
Once detected, the selected source information
will display on the screen for seconds. If there
is multiple equipment connected to the
projector, repeat steps 1-2 to search for another
signal.
The brightness level of the projected image will
change accordingly when you switch between
different input signals. Data (graphic) "PC"
presentations using mostly static images are
generally brighter than "Video" using mostly moving
images (movies).
D-Sub / Comp.
HDMI
Video
S-Video
•
The input signal type effects the options available for the Picture Mode. See "Selecting a picture
mode" on page 32 for details.
•
The native display resolution of this projector is in a 4:3 aspect ratio. For best display picture
results, you should select and use an input signal which outputs at this resolution. Any other
resolutions will be scaled by the projector depending upon the 'aspect ratio' setting, which may
cause some image distortion or loss of picture clarity. See "Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 31
for details.
Changing color space
In the unlikely event that you connect the projector to a DVD player via the projector’s
HDMI input and the projected picture displays wrong colors, please change the color space.
To do this:
1.
2.
Press Menu/Exit and then press / until the SOURCE menu is highlighted.
Press to highlight Color Space Conversion and press / to select a suitable color
space. The selectable settings vary according to the detected input signal timing.
This function is only available when the HDMI input socket is in use.
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Operation
Adjusting the projected image
Adjusting the projection angle
The projector is equipped with 1 quick-release adjuster foot and 1 rear adjuster foot. These
adjusters change the image height and projection angle. To adjust the projector:
1.
Press the quick-release button and lift the
front of the projector. Once the image is
1
positioned where you want it, release the
quick-release button to lock the foot in
position.
2
2.
Screw the rear adjuster foot to fine tune the
horizontal angle.
To retract the foot, hold up the projector while
pressing the quick-release button, then slowly lower the projector. Screw the rear adjuster
foot in a reverse direction.
If the projector is not placed on a flat surface or the screen and the projector are not
perpendicular to each other, the projected image becomes trapezoidal. To correct this
situation, see "Correcting keystone" on page 30 for details.
•
Do not look into the lens while the lamp is on. The strong light from the lamp may cause damage
to your eyes.
•
Be careful when you press the adjuster button as it is close to the exhaust vent where hot air
comes from.
Auto-adjusting the image
In some cases, you may need to optimize the
picture quality. To do this, press AUTO on the
projector or remote control. Within 3 seconds, the
built-in Intelligent Auto Adjustment function will
re-adjust the values of Frequency and Clock to
provide the best picture quality.
The current source information will be displayed
in the upper left corner of the screen for 3 seconds.
•
The screen will be blank while AUTO is functioning.
•
This function is only available when PC signal (analog RGB) is selected.
Fine-tuning the image size and clarity
1.
Adjust the projected image to the size
that you need using the zoom ring.
2.
Then sharpen the image by rotating
the focus ring.
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Correcting keystone
Keystoning refers to the situation where the projected image is noticeably wider at either the
top or bottom. It occurs when the projector is not perpendicular to the screen.
To correct this, besides adjusting the height of the projector, you will need to manually
correct it following one of these steps.
• Using the remote control
Press / on the projector or remote control to
display the Keystone correction page. Press
to
correct keystoning at the top of the image. Press
to correct keystoning at the bottom of the
image.
• Using the OSD menu
1.
Press Menu/Exit and then press
/
until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
2.
Press to highlight Keystone and press
Mode/Enter. The Keystone correction page
displays.
3.
Press
to correct keystoning at the top of
the image or press
to correct keystoning
at the bottom of the image.
Press
/
.
Press
/
.
Magnifying and searching for details
If you need to find the details on the projected picture, magnify the picture. Use the
direction arrow keys for navigating the picture.
• Using the remote control
1.
Press Digital Zoom +/- to display the Zoom
bar.
2.
Press Digital Zoom + to magnify the center of
the picture. Press the key repeatedly until the
picture size is suitable for your need.
3.
Use the directional arrows ( , , , ) on
the projector or remote control to navigate the
picture.
4.
To restore the picture to its original size, press
AUTO. You can also press Digital Zoom -. When the key is pressed again, the picture is
further reduced until it is restored to the original size.
• Using the OSD menu
1.
Press Menu/Exit and then press
/ until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
2.
Press to highlight Digital Zoom and press Mode/Enter. The Zoom bar displays.
3.
Repeat steps 2-4 in the section of "Using the remote control" above. Or if you are using
the projector control panel, continue to the following steps.
4.
Press on the projector repeatedly to magnify the picture to a desired size.
5.
To navigate the picture, press Mode/Enter to switch to the paning mode and press the
directional arrows ( , , , ) to navigate the picture.
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Operation
6.
To reduce size of the picture, press Mode/Enter to switch back to the zoom in/out
functionality, and press AUTO to restore the picture to its original size. You can also
press repeatedly until it is restored to the original size.
The picture can only be navigated after the picture is magnified. You can further magnify the picture
while searching for details.
Selecting the aspect ratio
The 'aspect ratio' is the ratio of the image width to the image height. Most analog TV and
computers are in 4:3 ratio, which is the default for this projector, and digital TV and DVDs
are usually in 16:9 ratio.
With the advent of digital signal processing, digital display devices like this projector can
dynamically stretch and scale the image output to a different aspect than that of the image
input signal.
To change the projected image ratio (no matter what aspect the source is):
1.
2.
3.
Press Menu/Exit and then press
/ until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
Press to highlight Aspect Ratio.
Press / to select an aspect ratio to suit the format of the video signal and your
display requirements.
About the aspect ratio
In the pictures below, the black portions are inactive areas and the white portions are active areas.
OSD menus can be displayed on those unused black areas.
1.
Auto: Scales an image proportionally to fit the
projector's native resolution in its horizontal width.
This is suitable for the incoming image which is
neither in 4:3 nor 16:9 and you want to make most 16:10 picture
use of the screen without altering the image's aspect
ratio.
2.
Real: The image is projected as its original
15:9 picture
resolution, and resized to fit within the display area.
For input signals with lower resolutions, the
projected image will display smaller than if resized 4:3 picture
to full screen. You could move the projector
towards the screen to increase the image size if
necessary. You may also need to refocus the
projector after making these adjustments.
16:9 picture
3.
4:3: Scales an image so that it is displayed in the
center of the screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio. This is
most suitable for 4:3 images like computer
monitors, standard definition TV and 4:3 aspect
DVD movies, as it displays them without aspect
alteration.
4:3 picture
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4.
16:9: Scales an image so that it is displayed in the
center of the screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. This is
most suitable for images which are already in a 16:9
aspect, like high definition TV, as it displays them
16:9 picture
without aspect alteration.
Optimizing the image
Selecting a picture mode
The projector is preset with several predefined
picture modes so that you can choose one to suit
your operating environment and input signal
picture type.
To select an operation mode that suits your need,
you can follow one of the following steps.
•
•
Press Mode/Enter on the remote control or
projector repeatedly until your desired mode is
selected.
Go to the PICTURE > Picture Mode menu and
press / to select a desired mode.
Picture modes for different types of signals
The picture modes available for different types of signals are listed below.
PC input signals: D-Sub / Comp. (analog RGB)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Dynamic mode (Default): Maximizes the brightness of the projected image. This
mode is suitable for environments where extra-high brightness is required, such as
using the projector in well lit rooms.
Presentation mode: Is designed for presentations. The brightness is emphasized in this
mode to match PC and notebook coloring.
sRGB mode: Maximizes the purity of RGB colors to provide true-to-life images
regardless of brightness setting. It is most suitable for viewing photos taken with an
sRGB compatible and properly calibrated camera, and for viewing PC graphic and
drawing applications such as AutoCAD.
Cinema mode: Is appropriate for playing colorful movies, video clips from digital
cameras or DVs through the PC input for best viewing in a blackened (little light)
environment.
User 1/User 2 mode: Recalls the settings customized based on the current available
picture modes. See "Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 33 for details.
Video input signals: S-Video, Video, D-Sub / Comp. (YPbPr), HDMI
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Dynamic mode: Is suitable for playing gamebox-based video games in a normal living
room lighting level environment.
Standard mode (Default): Is appropriate for viewing colorful movies, video clips from
digital cameras or DVs.
Cinema mode: Is suitable for enjoying dark movies or DVD movies best viewed in a
blackened (little light) home cinema or lounge room environment.
User 1/User 2 mode: Recalls the settings customized based on the current available
picture modes. See "Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 33 for details.
Operation
Setting the User 1/User 2 mode
There are two user-definable modes if the current available picture modes are not suitable
for your need. You can use one of the picture modes (except the User 1/User 2) as a starting
point and customize the settings.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press Menu/Exit to open the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
Go to the PICTURE > Picture Mode menu.
Press / to select User 1 to User 2.
Press
to highlight Reference Mode.
This function is only available when User 1 or User 2 mode is selected up in the Picture Mode submenu item.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Press / to select a picture mode that is closest to your need.
Press
to select a sub-menu item to be changed and adjust the value with / .
See "Fine-tuning the image quality in user modes" below for details.
When all settings have been done, highlight Save Settings and press Mode/Enter to
store the settings.
The confirmation message 'Setting Saved' displays.
Using Wall Color
In the situation where you are projecting onto a colored surface such as a painted wall which
may not be white, the Wall Color feature can help correct the projected picture’s color to
prevent possible color difference between the source and projected pictures.
To use this function, go to the DISPLAY > Wall Color menu and press / to select a
color which is the closest to the color of the projection surface. There are several
precalibrated colors to choose from: Light Yellow, Pink, Light Green, Blue, and Blackboard.
Fine-tuning the image quality in user modes
According to the detected signal type, there are some user-definable functions available
when User 1 or User 2 mode is selected. You can make adjustments to these functions based
on your needs.
Adjusting Brightness
Highlight Brightness in the PICTURE menu and adjust the values by pressing
projector or remote control.
The higher the value, the brighter the image. And lower
the setting, darker the image. Adjust this control so the
black areas of the image appear just as black and that
detail in the dark areas is visible.
+30
/
on the
+70
+50
Adjusting Contrast
Highlight Contrast in the PICTURE menu and adjust the values by pressing
projector or remote control.
The higher the value, the greater the contrast. Use this
to set the peak white level after you have previously
adjusted the Brightness setting to suit your selected
input and viewing environment.
+30
/
on the
0
Operation
+30
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Adjusting Color
Highlight Color in the PICTURE menu and adjust the values by pressing
projector or remote control.
/
on the
Lower setting produces less saturated colors. If the setting is too high, colors on the image
will be overpowering, which makes the image unrealistic.
Adjusting Tint
Highlight Tint in the PICTURE menu and adjust the values by pressing
projector or remote control.
/
on the
The higher the value, the more reddish the picture becomes. The lower the value, the more
greenish the picture becomes.
Adjusting Sharpness
Highlight Sharpness in the PICTURE menu and adjust the values by pressing
projector or remote control.
/
on the
The higher the value, the sharper the picture becomes. The lower the value, the softer the
picture becomes.
Adjusting Brilliant Color
Highlight Brilliant Color in the PICTURE menu and select by pressing
projector or remote control.
/
on the
This feature utilizes a new color-processing algorithm and system level enhancements to
enable higher brightness while providing truer, more vibrant colors in picture. It enables a
greater than 50% brightness increase in mid-tone images, which are common in video and
natural scenes, so the projector reproduces images in realistic and true colors. If you prefer
images with that quality, select On. If you don’t need it, select Off.
On is the default and recommended selection for this projector. When Off is selected, the
Color Temperature function is not available.
Selecting a Color Temperature
Highlight Color Temperature in the PICTURE menu and adjust the values by pressing
on the projector or remote control.
/
The options available for color temperature* settings vary according to the signal type
selected.
1.
2.
3.
4.
T1: With the highest color temperature, T1 makes the image appear the most bluish
white than other settings.
T2: Makes images appear bluish white.
T3: Maintains normal colorings for white.
T4: Makes images appear reddish white.
*About color temperatures:
There are many different shades that are considered to be "white" for various purposes. One
of the common methods of representing white color is known as the “color temperature”. A
white color with a low color temperature appears to be reddish white. A white color with a
high color temperature appears to have more blue in it.
3D Color Management
In most installation situations, color management will not be necessary, such as in
classroom, meeting room, or lounge room situations where lights remain on, or where
building external windows allow daylight into the room.
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Operation
Only in permanent installations with controlled lighting levels such as boardrooms, lecture
theaters, or home theaters, should color management be considered. Color management
provides fine color control adjustment to allow for more accurate color reproduction,
should you require it.
Proper color management can only be achieved under controlled and reproducible viewing
conditions. You will need to use a colorimeter (color light meter), and provide a set of
suitable source images to measure color reproduction. These tools are not provided with the
projector, however, your projector supplier should be able to provide you with suitable
guidance, or even an experienced professional installer.
The Color Management provides six sets (RGBCMY) of colors to be adjusted. When you
select each color, you can independently adjust its range and saturation according to your
preference.
If you have purchased a test disc which contains various color test patterns and can be used
to test the color presentation on monitors, TVs, projectors, etc. You can project any image
from the disc on the screen and enter the 3D Color Management menu to make
adjustments.
To adjust the settings:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Go to the PICTURE menu and highlight 3D Color Management.
Press Mode/Enter and the 3D Color Management page displays.
Highlight Primary Color and press / to select a color from among Red, Yellow,
Green, Cyan, Blue, or Magenta.
Press
to highlight Hue and press / to select its range. Increase in the range
will include colors consisted of more proportions of its two adjacent colors.
Please refer to the illustration to the right for
how the colors relate to each other.
For example, if you select Red and set its
Yellow
GREEN
RED
range at 0, only pure red in the projected
picture will be selected. Increasing its range
will include red close to yellow and red close
to magenta.
Cyan
Magenta
Press
to highlight Saturation and adjust
its values to your preference by pressing /
BLUE
. Every adjustment made will reflect to the
image immediately.
For example, if you select Red and set its
value at 0, only the saturation of pure red will be affected.
Press
to highlight Gain and adjust its values to your preference by pressing / .
The contrast level of the primary color you select will be affected. Every adjustment
made will reflect to the image immediately.
Repeat steps 3 to 6 for other color adjustments.
Make sure you have made all of the desired adjustments.
Press Menu/Exit to exit and save the settings.
Saturation is the amount of that color in a video picture. Lower settings produce less saturated colors;
a setting of “0” removes that color from the image entirely. If the saturation is too high, that color will
be overpowering and unrealistic.
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Setting the presentation timer
Presentation timer can indicate the presentation time
on the screen to help you achieve better time
management when giving presentations. Follow these
steps to utilize this function:
1.
2.
Press Timer Setup on the remote control or go to
the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Presentation Timer
menu and press Mode/Enter to display the
Presentation Timer page.
Press
to highlight Timer period and decide
the timer period by pressing / . The length
of time can be set from 1 to 5 minutes in 1minute increments and 5 to 240 minutes in 5minute increments.
Presentation Timer
Timer period
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Timer display
Timer position
Timer counting direction
Sound reminder
On
Always
Top-Left
Count Down
Off
MENUBack
If the timer is already on, the timer will restart whenever the
Timer period is reset.
3.
Press
to highlight Timer display and choose if you want the timer to show up on
the screen by pressing / .
Selection
Description
Always
Displays the timer on screen throughout the presentation time.
1 min/2 min/3 min Displays the timer on screen in the last 1/2/3 minute(s).
Never
4.
Hides the timer throughout the presentation time.
Press
to highlight Timer position and set the
timer position by pressing / .
Top-Left
Bottom-Left
Right
Bottom-Right
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5 min
5 min
5 min
Top-
Press
to highlight Timer counting direction and select your desired counting
direction by pressing / .
Selection
Description
Count Up
Increases from 0 to the preset time.
Count Down
Decrease from the preset time to 0.
6.
5 min
Press to highlight Sound reminder and decide if you want to activate sound
reminder by pressing / . If you select On, a double beep sound will be heard at the
last 30 seconds of counting down/up, and a triple beep sound will be produced when
the timer is up.
Operation
7.
8.
To activate the presentation timer, press
and
press / to select On and press Mode/Enter.
A confirmation message displays. Highlight Yes
and press Mode/Enter to confirm. You will see
the message “Timer is On” displaying on the
screen. The timer start counting at the time the
timer is on.
NOTICE
Are you sure to turn on the
presentation timer?
Yes
No
To cancel the timer, perform the following steps.
1.
2.
3.
Go back to the Presentation Timer page.
Press
and press / to highlight Off and press Mode/Enter. A confirmation
message displays.
Highlight Yes and press Mode/Enter to confirm. You will see the message “Timer is
Off ” displaying on the screen.
How to use the Timer On key?
Timer On is a multi-functional key.
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If the presentation timer is off, pressing this key
displays a confirmation message. You can decide
whether to activate the timer or not by following
the on-screen instruction.
If the timer is already on, pressing this key
displays a confirmation message. You can decide
whether to restart, continue or turn off the timer
by following the on-screen instruction.
Hiding the image
In order to draw the audience's full attention to the
presenter, you can use BLANK on the projector or
remote control to hide the screen image. Press any key
on the projector or remote control to restore the
image. The word 'BLANK' appears at the lower right
corner of the screen while the image is hidden.
You can set the blank time in the SYSTEM SETUP:
Basic > Blank Timer menu to let the projector return
the image automatically after a period of time when
there is no action taken on the blank screen.
Once BLANK is pressed, the projector enters Economic mode automatically.
Do not block the projection lens from projecting as this could cause the blocking object to become
heated and deformed or even cause a fire.
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Locking control keys
With the control keys on the projector locked, you can prevent your projector settings from
being changed accidentally (by children, for example). When the Panel Key Lock is on, no
control keys on the projector will operate except Power.
1.
2.
Press / on the projector or remote control
or go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Panel
Key Lock menu, and select On by pressing /
on the projector or remote control.
A confirmation message displays. Select Yes to
confirm.
To release panel key lock, press and hold /
seconds on the projector or remote control.
for 3
You can also use the remote control to enter the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Panel Key Lock
and press / to select Off.
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Keys on the remote control are still in use when panel key lock is enabled.
•
If you press Power to turn off the projector without disabling panel key lock, the projector will still
be in locked status the next time it is turned on.
Freezing the image
Press
on the remote control to freeze the image.
The word 'FREEZE' will display in the upper left
corner of the screen. To release the function, press any
key on the projector or remote control.
Even if an image is frozen on the screen, the pictures
are running on the video or other device. If the
connected devices have active audio output, you will
still hear the audio even though the image is frozen on
screen.
Utilizing FAQ function
The INFORMATION menu contains possible solutions to problems encountered by users
regarding image quality, installation, special feature operation and service information.
To get the FAQ information:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Press /
on the projector or remote
control or press Menu/Exit to open the OSD
menu and press / to highlight the
INFORMATION menu.
Press
to highlight FAQ-Image and
Installation or FAQ-Features and Service
based on the information you want to know.
Press Mode/Enter.
Press / to select the a problem and press
Mode/Enter for possible solutions.
Press Menu/Exit to exit the OSD.
Operation
Operating in a high altitude environment
We recommend you use the High Altitude Mode when your environment is between 1500 m
–3000 m above sea level, and temperature is between 0°C–35°C.
Do not use the High Altitude Mode if your altitude is between 0 m and 1500 m and temperature is
between 0°C and 35°C. The projector will be over cooled, if you turn the mode on under such a
condition.
To activate the High Altitude Mode:
WARNING
1.
We recommend you use the High
Press Menu/Exit and then press
/ until
Altitude Mode by selecting it whenever
your environment is higher than 1500
the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu is
m.
highlighted.
Do you want to turn the High Altitude
Mode on?
2.
Press
to highlight High Altitude Mode and
No
Yes
press
/ to select On. A confirmation
message displays.
3.
Highlight Yes and press Mode/Enter.
Operation under "High Altitude Mode" may cause a higher decibel operating noise level
because of increased fan speed necessary to improve overall system cooling and
performance.
If you use this projector under other extreme conditions excluding the above, it may display
auto shut-down symptoms, which is designed to protect your projector from over-heating.
In cases like this, you should switch to High Altitude Mode to solve these symptoms.
However, this is not to state that this projector can operate under any and all harsh or
extreme conditions.
Adjusting the sound
The sound adjustments made as below will have an effect on the projector speaker. Be sure
you have made a correct connection to the projector audio input. See "Connection" on page
17 for how the audio input is connected.
Muting the sound
To temporarily turn off the sound:
1.
2.
3.
Press Menu/Exit and then press / until the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu is
highlighted.
Press to highlight Audio Settings and press Mode/Enter. The Audio Settings page
displays.
Highlight Mute and press / to select On.
Adjusting the sound level
To adjust the sound level:
1.
2.
Repeat steps 1-2 above.
Press to highlight Volume and press
/
to select a desired sound level.
Turning off the Power on/off ring tone
To turn off the ring tone:
1.
2.
Repeat steps 1-2 above.
Press to highlight Power on/off ring tone and press
/
to select Off.
The only way to change Power on/off ring tone is setting On or Off here. Setting the sound mute or
changing the sound level will not affect the Power on/off ring tone.
Operation
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Personalizing the projector menu display
The On-Screen Display (OSD) menus can be set according to your preferences. The
following settings do not affect the projection settings, operation, or performance.
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Menu display time in the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Menu Settings menu sets the
length of time the OSD will remain active after your last key press. The time length
ranges from 5 to 30 seconds in 5-second increments. Use / to select a suitable time
frame.
Menu position in the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Menu Settings menu sets the OSD
position in five locations. Use / to select a preferred position.
Language in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu sets your familiar language for the OnScreen (OSD) Menus. Use / to select your language.
Splash Screen in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu sets a preferred logo screen to be
displayed during projector start-up. Use /
to select a screen.
Shutting down the projector
1.
Press II Power and a confirmation message
displays prompting you.
If you don't respond in a few seconds, the
message will disappear.
2.
Press II Power a second time. The POWER
indicator light flashes orange, the projection
lamp shuts down, and the fans will continue to
run for approximately 90 seconds to cool down
the projector.
Once the cooling process finishes, a "Power Off
Ring Tone" will be heard. The POWER
indicator light is a steady orange and fans stop.
Disconnect the power cord from the wall socket
if the projector will not be used in an extended
period of time.
3.
4.
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To turn off the power ring tone, see "Turning off the
Power on/off ring tone" on page 39 for details.
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To protect the lamp, the projector will not respond to any commands during the cooling process.
•
To shorten the cooling time, you can also activate the Quick Cooling function. See "Quick
Cooling" on page 46 for details.
•
Do not unplug the power cord before the projector shutdown sequence is complete or during the
90-second cooling down process.
•
If the projector is not properly shut down, to protect the lamp, when you attempt to re-start the
projector, the fans will run for a few minutes to cool down. Press Power again to start the
projector after the fans stop and the POWER indicator light turns orange.
Operation
Menu operation
Menu system
Please note that the on-screen display (OSD) menus vary according to the signal type
selected and the projector model you are using.
The menu items are available when the projector detects at least one valid signal. If there is
no equipment connected to the projector or no signal detected, limited menu items are
accessible.
Main menu Sub-menu
1.
DISPLAY
Options
Wall Color
Off/Light Yellow/Pink/Light
Green/Blue/Blackboard
Aspect Ratio
Auto/Real/4:3/16:9
Keystone
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
Picture Mode
PC source: Dynamic/Presentation/sRGB/Cinema/
User 1/User 2
Video source: Dynamic/Standard/Cinema/User 1/
User 2
Reference Mode
PC source: Dynamic/Presentation/sRGB/Cinema
Video source: Dynamic/Standard/Cinema
Brightness
Contrast
Color
2.
PICTURE
Tint
Sharpness
Brilliant Color
On/Off
Color
Temperature
T1/T2/T3/T4
Primary Color
3D Color
Management
R/G/B/Y/C/M
Hue
Saturation
Gain
Save Settings
3. SOURCE
Quick Auto Search
On/Off
Color Space Conversion
RGB/YUV/Auto
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Presentation
Timer
Timer period
1~240 minutes
Timer display
Always/1 min/2 min/3 min/Never
Timer position
Top-Left/Bottom-Left/Top-Right/
Bottom-Right
Timer counting
direction
Count Down/Count Up
Sound reminder
On/Off
On/Off
4.
SYSTEM
SETUP:
Basic
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Operation
Language
Projector Position
Front Table/Rear Table/Rear
Ceiling/Front Ceiling
Auto Power Off
Disable/5 min/10 min/15 min/20
min/25 min/30 min
Blank Timer
Disable/5 min/10 min/15 min/20
min/25 min/30 min
Panel Key Lock
On/Off
Sleep Timer
Disable/30 min/1 hr/2 hr/3 hr/4
hr/8 hr/12 hr
Splash Screen
Black/Blue/BenQ
Quick Cooling
On/Off
High Altitude Mode
On/Off
Mute
Audio Settings
Power on/off ring
tone
On/Off
Menu display time
5 sec/10 sec/15 sec/20 sec/25
sec/30 sec
Menu position
Center/Top-left/Top-right/Bottomright/Bottom-left
Menu Settings
5.
SYSTEM
SETUP:
Advanced
Standby D-Sub Output
Lamp mode
Lamp Settings
On/Off
Volume
On/Off
Normal/Economic
Reset lamp timer
Equivalent lamp hour
Security Settings
Change password
Power on lock
Baud Rate
Test Pattern
Closed Caption
On/Off
2400/4800/9600/14400/19200/
38400/57600/115200
On/Off
Closed Caption
Enable
On/Off
Caption Version
CC1/CC2/CC3/CC4
Reset All Settings
FAQ-Image and Installation
FAQ-Features and Service
6.
INFORMATI
Current System Status
ON
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Source
Picture Mode
Resolution
Color System
Equivalent Lamp Hour
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Description of each menu
FUNCTION
(default setting/
value)
DESCRIPTION (default setting/value)
Wall Color
Corrects the projected picture’s color when the projection surface is
not white. See "Using Wall Color" on page 33 for details.
(Off)
Aspect Ratio
(Auto)
Keystone
1. DISPLAY menu
(0)
Position
(0)
Phase
(depends on the
selected input
signal)
H. Size
(0)
Digital Zoom
(1.0X)
Picture Mode
2. PICTURE menu
(PC source:
Dynamic;
Video source:
Standard)
Reference
Mode
(Dynamic)
Brightness
(50)
Contrast
(0)
Color
(0)
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Operation
There are four options to set the image's aspect ratio depending on
your input signal source. See "Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 31 for
details.
Corrects any keystoning of the image. See "Correcting keystone" on
page 30 for details.
Displays the position adjustment page. To move the projected image,
use the directional arrow keys. The values shown on the lower position
of the page change with every key press you made until they reach
their maximum or minimum.
Adjusts the clock phase to reduce image
distortion.
Adjusts the horizontal width of the image.
Magnifies or reduces the projected image. See "Magnifying and
searching for details" on page 30 for details.
Pre-defined picture modes are provided so you can optimize your
projector image set-up to suit your program type. See "Selecting a
picture mode" on page 32 for details.
Selects a picture mode that most suits your need for the image quality
and further fine-tune the image based on the selections listed on the
same page below. See "Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 33 for
details.
Adjusts the brightness of the image. See "Adjusting Brightness" on
page 33 for details.
Adjusts the degree of difference between dark and light in the image.
See "Adjusting Contrast" on page 33 for details.
Adjusts the color saturation level -- the amount of each color in a
video image. See "Adjusting Color" on page 34 for details.
FUNCTION
(default setting/
value)
Tint
(0)
2. PICTURE menu
Sharpness
(15)
Brilliant Color
DESCRIPTION (default setting/value)
Adjusts the red and green color tones of the image. See "Adjusting
Tint" on page 34 for details.
The function is only available when Video or S-Video with NTSC
system is selected.
Adjusts the image to make it look sharper or softer. See "Adjusting
Sharpness" on page 34 for details.
(On)
Adjusts white peaking while maintaining correct color presentation.
See "Adjusting Brilliant Color" on page 34 for details.
Color
Temperature
There are four color temperature settings are available. See "Selecting a
Color Temperature" on page 34 for details.
(T1)
3. SOURCE
menu
3D Color
Management
See "3D Color Management" on page 34 for details.
Save Settings
Saves the settings made for User 1 or User 2 mode.
Quick Auto
Search
See "Switching input signal" on page 28 for details.
(On)
Color Space
Conversion
(depends on the
selected input signal)
4. SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu
Presentation
Timer
(Off)
Language
(English)
See "Changing color space" on page 28 for details.
Reminds the presenter to finish the presentation within a certain time
frame. See "Setting the presentation timer" on page 36 for details.
Sets the language for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus. See "Using
the menus" on page 25 for details.
Projector Position The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with
(Front Table)
one or more mirrors. See "Choosing a location" on page 13 for details.
Auto Power Off
Allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input signal is
detected after a set period of time. See "Setting Auto Power Off " on
page 50 for details.
(Disable)
Blank Timer
(Disable)
Sets the image blank time when the Blank feature is activated, once
elapsed the image will return to the screen. See "Hiding the image" on
page 37 for details.
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FUNCTION
4. SYSTEM SETUP:
Basic menu
(default setting/
value)
DESCRIPTION (default setting/value)
Panel Key
Lock
Disables or enables all panel key functions except II Power on the
projector and keys on the remote control. See "Locking control keys"
on page 38 for details.
(Off)
Sleep Timer
(Disable)
Splash Screen Allows you to select which logo screen will display during projector
(BenQ logo)
Quick Cooling
(Off)
5. SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu
High Altitude
Mode
(Off)
start-up. Three options are available: BenQ logo, Black screen, or Blue
screen.
Selecting On enables the function and the projector cooling time will
be shortened to a few seconds.
If you attempt to restart the projector right after the quick cooling
process, it may not be turned on successfully and will rerun its
cooling fans.
A mode for operation in high altitude areas. See "Operating in a high
altitude environment" on page 39 for details.
Mute (Off)
Volume (5)
Audio Settings
Power on/off ring tone (On)
See "Adjusting the sound" on page 39 for details.
Menu display time (15 sec)
Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after your last key
Menu Settings press. The range is from 5 to 30 seconds in 5-second increments.
Menu position (Center)
Standby DSub Output
(Off)
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Sets the auto-shutdown timer. The timer can be set to a value between
30 minutes and 12 hours.
Operation
Sets the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu position.
Selecting On enables the function. The projector can output a VGA
signal when it is in standby mode and the D-SUB IN and D-SUB OUT
sockets are correctly connected to devices. See "Connecting a monitor"
on page 18 for how to make the connection.
Enabling this function slightly increases the standby power
consumption.
FUNCTION
(default setting/
value)
DESCRIPTION (default setting/value)
Lamp mode (Normal)
See "Setting Lamp mode as Economic" on page 50 for details.
Reset lamp timer
Lamp Settings See "Resetting the lamp timer" on page 54 for details.
Equivalent lamp hour
See "Getting to know the lamp hour" on page 50 for details on how
the total lamp hour is calculated.
Change password
5. SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu
Security
Settings
Baud Rate
(115200)
Test Pattern
(Off)
You will be asked to enter the current password before changing to a
new one.
Power on lock (Off)
See "Utilizing the password function" on page 26 for details.
Selects a baud rate that is identical with your computer’s so that you
can connect the projector using a suitable RS-232 cable and update or
download the projector’s firmware. This function is intended for
qualified service personnel.
Selecting On enables the function and the projector displays the grid
test pattern. It helps you adjust the image size and focus and check that
the projected image is free from distortion.
Closed Caption Enable (Off)
Activates the function by selecting On when the selected input signal
carries closed captions.
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Closed
Caption
Captions: An on-screen display of the dialogue, narration, and
sound effects of TV programs and videos that are closed captioned
(usually marked as "CC" in TV listings).
Set your screen aspect ratio to 4:3. This function is not available
when the aspect ratio is “16:9” or “Real”.
Caption Version (CC1)
Reset All
Settings
Selects a preferred closed captioning mode. To view captions, select
CC1, CC2, CC3, or CC4 (CC1 displays captions in the primary
language in your area).
Returns all settings to the factory preset values.
The following settings will still remain: Position, Phase, H. Size, User
1, User 2, Color Space Conversion, Language, Projector Position,
High Altitude Mode, Security Settings.
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FUNCTION
(default setting/
value)
FAQ-Image
and
Installation
DESCRIPTION (default setting/value)
Displays possible solutions to problems you may encounter.
6. INFORMATION menu
FAQ-Features
and Service
Source
Shows the current signal source.
Picture Mode
Shows the selected mode in the PICTURE menu.
Current
Resolution
System Status Shows the native resolution of the input signal.
Color System
Shows input system format, NTSC, PAL, SECAM, or RGB.
Equivalent Lamp Hour
Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used.
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Operation
Maintenance
Care of the projector
Your projector needs little maintenance. The only thing you need to do on a regular basis is
to keep the lens clean.
Never remove any parts of the projector except the lamp. Contact your dealer if other parts
need replacing.
Cleaning the lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
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Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
If there is dirt or smears, use lens-cleaning paper or moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner
and gently wipe the lens surface.
Never rub the lens with abrasive materials.
Cleaning the projector case
Before you clean the case, turn the projector off using the proper shutdown procedure as
described in "Shutting down the projector" on page 40 and unplug the power cord.
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To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, lint-free cloth.
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water and a neutral pH
detergent. Then wipe the case.
Never use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner or other chemical detergents. These can damage the case.
Storing the projector
If you need to store the projector for an extended time, please follow the instructions below:
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Make sure the temperature and humidity of the storage area are within the
recommended range for the projector. Please refer to "Specifications" on page 57 or
consult your dealer about the range.
Retract the adjuster feet.
Remove the battery from the remote control.
Pack the projector in its original packing or equivalent.
Transporting the projector
It is recommended that you ship the projector with its original packing or equivalent.
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Lamp information
Getting to know the lamp hour
When the projector is in operation, the duration (in hours) of lamp usage is automatically
calculated by the built-in timer. The method of calculating the equivalent lamp hour is as
follows:
Total (equivalent) lamp hour
= 1 (hours used in Economic mode) + 4/3 (hours used in normal mode)
See "Setting Lamp mode as Economic" below for more information on Economic mode.
The lamp hour in Economic mode is calculated as 3/4 of that in Normal mode. That is,
using the projector in Economic mode helps to extend the lamp hour by 1/3.
To obtain the lamp hour information:
1.
Press Menu/Exit and then press / until the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu is
highlighted.
2.
Press to highlight Lamp Settings and press Mode/Enter. The Lamp Settings page
displays.
3.
You will see the Equivalent lamp hour information displaying on the menu.
4.
To leave the menu, press Menu/Exit.
You can also get the lamp hour information on the INFORMATION menu.
Extending lamp life
The projection lamp is a consumable item that normally can last up to 3000-4000 hours
with proper usage. To keep the lamp life as long as possible, you can do the following settings
via the OSD menu.
Setting Lamp mode as Economic
Using Economic mode reduces system noise and power consumption by 20%. If the
Economic mode is selected, the light output will be reduced and result in darker projected
pictures.
Setting the projector in Economic mode also extends the lamp operation life. To set
Economic mode, go into the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Lamp Settings > Lamp mode
menu and press / .
Setting Auto Power Off
This function allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input source is detected
after a set period of time to prevent unnecessary waste of lamp life.
To set Auto Power Off, go into the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Auto Power Off menu and
press / . The time period can be set from 5 to 30 minutes in 5-minute increments. If the
preset time lengths are not suitable for your presentation, select Disable. The projector will
not automatically shut down in a certain time period.
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Maintenance
Timing of replacing the lamp
When the Lamp indicator lights up red or a message appears suggesting it is time to replace
the lamp, please install a new lamp or consult your dealer. An old lamp may cause a
malfunction in the projector and in some instances the lamp may explode.
The Lamp indicator light and Temperature warning light will light up if the lamp becomes too hot. Turn
the power off and let the projector cool for 45 minutes. If the Lamp or Temp indicator still lights up
after turning the power back on, please contact your dealer. See "Indicators" on page 55 for details.
The following lamp warning displays will remind you to change the lamp.
Status
The lamp has been in operation for 3000 hours.
Install a new lamp for optimal performance. If the
projector is normally run with Economic selected
(See "Setting Lamp mode as Economic" on page
50), you may continue to operate the projector
until the 3950 hour lamp warning appears.
Message
Notice
Order Replacement Lamp
Lamp > 3000 Hours
OK
The lamp has been in operation for 3950 hours. A
new lamp should be fitted to avoid the
inconvenience when the projector runs out of
lamp time.
Notice
Replace Lamp Soon
Lamp > 3950 Hours
OK
The lamp has been in operation for 4000 hours.
It is strongly recommended that you replace the
lamp at this age. The lamp is a consumable item.
The lamp brightness diminishes with use. This is
normal lamp behavior. You can replace the lamp
whenever you notice that the brightness level has
significantly diminished. If the lamp is not
replaced beforehand, it must be replaced after
4000 hours usage.
The lamp MUST be replaced before the projector
will operate normally.
Notice
Replace Lamp Now
Lamp > 4000 Hours
Lamp usage time exceeded
OK
WARNING
Out of Lamp Usage Time
Replace lamp (refer to user manual)
Then reset lamp timer
OK
Maintenance
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Replacing the lamp
•
If lamp replacement is performed while the projector is suspended upside-down from the ceiling,
make sure that no one is underneath the lamp socket to avoid any possible injury or damage to
the human eyes caused by fractured lamp.
•
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, always turn the projector off and disconnect the power cord
before changing the lamp.
•
To reduce the risk of severe burns, allow the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes before
replacing the lamp.
•
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and damage to internal components, use caution when
removing lamp glass that has shattered into sharp pieces.
•
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and/or compromising image quality by touching the lens,
do not touch the empty lamp compartment when the lamp is removed.
•
This lamp contains mercury. Consult your local hazardous waste regulations to dispose of this
lamp in a proper manner.
•
To assure optimal performance from the projector, it is recommended that you purchase a BenQ
projector lamp for lamp replacement.
1.
2.
3.
Remove the lamp cover from the projector.
•
Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover
removed.
•
Do not insert your fingers between the lamp and the
projector. The sharp edges inside the projector may
cause injuries.
4.
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Turn the power off and disconnect the
projector from the wall socket. If the lamp is
hot, avoid burns by waiting for approximately
45 minutes until the lamp has cooled.
Loosen the screw on the lamp cover with a
slotted screwdriver.
Loosen the screw that secures the lamp.
Maintenance
5.
Lift the handle so that it stands up. Use the
handle to slowly pull the lamp out of the
projector.
•
Pulling it too quickly may cause the lamp to break and
scatter broken glass in the projector.
•
Do not place the lamp in locations where water might
splash on it, children can reach it, or near flammable
materials.
•
Do not insert your hands into the projector after the
lamp is removed. If you touch the optical components
inside, it could cause color unevenness and distortion
of the projected images.
6.
As shown in the figure, lower the new lamp
first into the connector on the projector and
align the two holes on the projector.
7.
Tighten the screw that secures the lamp.
•
Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which
could result in malfunction.
•
Do not over tighten the screw.
8.
Ensure the handle is fully laid flat and locked in
place.
9.
Replace the lamp cover on the projector.
10.
Tighten the screw that secures the lamp cover.
•
Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which
could result in malfunction.
•
Do not over tighten the screw.
Maintenance
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11.
Restart the projector.
Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover removed.
Resetting the lamp timer
12.
After the startup logo, open the On-Screen
Notice
Display (OSD) menu. Go to the SYSTEM
Reset Lamp Timer?
SETUP: Advanced > Lamp Settings menu.
Press Mode/Enter. The Lamp Settings page
Reset
Cancel
displays. Press to highlight Reset lamp
timer and press Mode/Enter. A warning
message displays asking if you want to reset the lamp timer. Highlight Reset and press
Mode/Enter. The lamp time will be reset to '0'.
Do not reset if the lamp is not new or replaced as this could cause damage.
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Maintenance
Indicators
Light
Power
Status & Description
Temp
Lamp
Power events
Orange The projector has just been connected to a power outlet.
Orange
Orange
Orange
Off
Off
Stand-by mode
Green
Flashing
Off
Off
Powering up
Green
Off
Off
Orange
Flashing
Off
Off
Orange
Flashing
Off
Off
Normal operation
1.
The projector needs 90 seconds to cool down as it was
abnormally shut down without the normal cooling
down process. Or
2.
The projector needs to cool for 90 seconds after the
power is turned off.
The projector has shutdown automatically. If you try to restart the projector, it will shutdown again. Please contact your
dealer for assistance.
Lamp events
Orange
Flashing
Off
Red
Off
Off
Red
The projector has shutdown automatically. If you try to restart the projector, it will shutdown again. Please contact your
dealer for assistance.
1.
The projector needs 90 seconds to cool down. Or
2.
Please contact your dealer for assistance.
Thermal events
Off
Red
Off
Off
Red
Red
Off
Red
Green
Off
Red
Orange
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Green
Orange The projector has shutdown automatically. If you try to reRed
start the projector, it will shutdown again. Please contact your
Red
Red
Green
Red
Green
Red
Green
Green
Red
Orange
Orange
Red
Red
Orange
Red
Green
Orange
Red
Orange
Off
Green
Red
Off
Green
Green
dealer for assistance.
Maintenance
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Troubleshooting
The projector does not turn on.
Cause
Remedy
There is no power from the power
cable.
Plug the power cord into the AC inlet on the
projector, and plug the power cord into the
power outlet. If the power outlet has a switch,
make sure that it is switched on.
Attempting to turn the projector on
again during the cooling process.
Wait until the cooling down process has
completed.
No picture
Cause
Remedy
The video source is not turned on or
connected correctly.
Turn the video source on and check that the
signal cable is connected correctly.
The projector is not correctly
connected to the input signal device.
Check the connection.
The input signal has not been
correctly selected.
Select the correct input signal with the Source
key on the projector or remote control.
The lens cover is still closed.
Open the lens cover.
Blurred image
Cause
Remedy
The projection lens is not correctly
focused.
Adjust the focus of the lens using the focus
ring.
The projector and the screen are not
aligned properly.
Adjust the projection angle and direction as
well as the height of the unit if necessary.
The lens cover is still closed.
Open the lens cover.
Remote control does not work
Cause
Remedy
The battery is out of power.
Replace the battery with new one.
There is an obstacle between the
remote control and the projector.
Remove the obstacle.
You are too far away from the
projector.
Stand within 8 meters (26 feet) of the
projector.
The password is incorrect
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Cause
Remedy
You do not remember the password.
Please see "Entering the password recall
procedure" on page 27 for details.
Troubleshooting
Specifications
Projector specifications
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
General
Product name
Model name
Digital Projector
MP623/MP624
Optical
Resolution
Display system
Lens F/Number
Lamp
1024 x 768 XGA
1-CHIP DMD
F=2.4 to 2.6, f=20.7 ~ 22.8 mm
200 W lamp
Electrical
Power supply
Power consumption
AC100–240V, 3.1 A, 50/60 Hz (Automatic)
285 W (Max)
Mechanical
Dimensions
Weight
239 mm (W) x 95 mm (H) x 245.5 mm (D)
Approx. 5.51 lbs (2.5 Kg)
Input terminal
Computer input
RGB input
Video signal input
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
SD/HDTV signal input
Audio signal input
D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 1
Mini DIN 4-pin port x 1
RCA jack x 1
Analog – D-Sub <–> Component RCA jack x 3
(through RGB input)
Digital – HDMI V1.2 x 1
3.5 mm stereo mini jack
Output terminal
RGB output
Speaker
D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 1
2 watt x 1
Control terminal
RS-232 serial control
9 pin x 1
Environmental Requirements
Operating temperature
Operating relative humidity
Operating altitude
0°C–40°C at sea level
10%–90% (without condensation)
• 0–1499 m at 0°C–35°C
• 1500–3000 m at 0°C–30°C (with High Altitude Mode
on)
Specifications
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Dimensions
239 mm (W) x 95 mm (H) x 245.5 mm (D)
239
245.5
95
64.5
66.3
Timing chart
Supported timing for PC input
Resolution
Mode
Refresh rate
(Hz)
720 x 400
720 x 400_70
VGA_60
VGA_72
VGA_75
VGA_85
SVGA_60
SVGA_72
SVGA_75
SVGA_85
XGA_60
XGA_70
XGA_75
XGA_85
SXGA_60
SXGA_60
SXGA_75
SXGA_85
1280 x 960_60
1280 x 960_85
WXGA+_60
SXGA+_60
UXGA
MAC13
MAC16
MAC19
MAC21
70.087
59.940
72.809
75.000
85.008
60.317
72.188
75.000
85.061
60.004
70.069
75.029
84.997
59.81
60.020
75.025
85.024
60.000
85.002
59.887
59.978
60.000
66.667
74.546
75.020
74.959
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 800
1280 x 1024
1280 x 960
1440 x 900
1400 x 1050
1600 x 1200
640 x 480@67Hz
832 x 624@75Hz
1024 x 768@75Hz
1152 x 870@75Hz
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Specifications
Horizontal
frequency
(kHz)
31.469
31.469
37.861
37.500
43.269
37.879
48.077
46.875
53.674
48.363
56.476
60.023
68.667
49.702
63.981
79.976
91.146
60.000
85.938
55.935
65.317
75.000
35.000
49.722
60.241
68.587
Clock
(MHz)
28.3221
25.175
31.500
31.500
36.000
40.000
50.000
49.500
56.250
65.000
75.000
78.750
94.500
83.5
108.000
135.000
157.500
108
148.50
106.50
121.75
162.00
30.240
57.280
80.000
100.00
Supported timing for HDMI (HDCP) input
Resolution
Mode
Refresh rate
(Hz)
720 x 400
720 x 400_70
VGA_60
VGA_72
VGA_75
VGA_85
SVGA_60
SVGA_72
SVGA_75
SVGA_85
XGA_60
XGA_70
XGA_75
XGA_85
WXGA_60
1280 x 960_60
1280 x 960_85
SXGA_60
SXGA_75
MAC13
MAC16
MAC19
MAC21
WXGA+_60
SXGA+_60
UXGA
480p
576p
720p_50
720P_60
1080i_50
1080i_60
1080p
1080p
70.087
59.940
72.809
75.000
85.008
60.317
72.188
75.000
85.061
60.004
70.069
75.029
84.997
59.81
60.000
85.002
60.020
75.025
66.667
74.546
75.020
74.959
59.887
59.978
60.000
60
50
50
60
50
60
50
60
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 800
1280 x 960
1280 x 1024
640 x 480@67Hz
832 x 624@75Hz
1024 x 768@75Hz
1152 x 870@75Hz
1440 x 900
1400 x 1050
1600 x 1200
Video (HDCP)
Horizontal
frequency
(kHz)
31.469
31.469
37.861
37.500
43.269
37.879
48.077
46.875
53.674
48.363
56.476
60.023
68.667
49.702
60.000
85.938
63.981
79.976
35.000
49.722
60.241
68.587
55.935
65.317
75.000
31.47
31.25
37.50
45.00
28.13
33.75
56.25
67.5
Clock
(MHz)
28.3221
25.175
31.500
31.500
36.000
40.000
50.000
49.500
56.250
65.000
75.000
78.750
94.500
83.5
108.000
148.500
108.000
135.000
30.240
57.280
80.000
100.00
106.50
121.75
162.00
27
27.000
74.25
74.25
74.25
74.25
148.5
148.5
Supported timing for Video and S-Video inputs
Video mode
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
PAL-M
PAL-N
PAL-60
NTSC4.43
Horizontal
Frequency (kHz)
15.73
15.63
15.63
15.73
15.63
15.73
15.73
Vertical Frequency
(Hz)
60
50
50
60
50
60
60
Color sub-carrier
Frequency (MHz)
3.58
4.43
4.25 or 4.41
3.58
3.58
4.43
4.43
Specifications
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Supported timing for Component (YPbPr) input
Signal Format
480i(525i)@60Hz
480p(525p)@60Hz
576i(625i)@50Hz
576p(625p)@50Hz
720p(750p)@60Hz
720p(750p)@50Hz
1080i(1125i)@60Hz
1080i(1125i)@50Hz
1080p@50Hz
1080p@60Hz
Horizontal Frequency (kHz)
15.73
31.47
15.63
31.25
45.00
37.50
33.75
28.13
56.25
67.5
Vertical Frequency (Hz)
59.94
59.94
50.00
50.00
60.00
50.00
60.00
50.00
50
60
Displaying a 1080i(1125i)@60Hz or 1080i(1125i)@50Hz signal may result in slight image vibration.
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Specifications
Warranty and Copyright information
Limited warranty
BenQ warrants this product against any defects in material and workmanship, under normal
usage and storage.
Proof of purchase date will be required with any warranty claim. In the event this product is
found to be defective within the warranty period, BenQ's only obligation and your exclusive
remedy shall be replacement of any defective parts (labor included). To obtain warranty
service, immediately notify the dealer from which you purchased the product of any defects.
Important: The above warranty shall be void if the customer fails to operate the product in
accordance with BenQ's written instructions, especially the ambient humidity must be inbetween 10% and 90%, temperature in-between 0°C and 35°C, altitude lower than 4920
feet, and avoiding to operate the projector in a dusty environment. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from country to country.
For other information, please visit www.BenQ.com.
Copyright
Copyright 2008 by BenQ Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may
be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any
language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical,
magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of
BenQ Corporation.
Disclaimer
BenQ Corporation makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied,
with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties, merchantability
or fitness for any particular purpose. Further, BenQ Corporation reserves the right to revise
this publication and to make changes from time to time in the contents hereof without
obligation to notify any person of such revision or changes.
*DLP, Digital Micromirror Device and DMD are trademarks of Texas Instruments. Others
are copyrights of their respective companies or organizations.
Warranty and Copyright information
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Regulation statements
FCC statement
CLASS B: This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the distance between the equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
EEC statement
This machine was tested against the 89/336/EEC (European Economic Community) for
EMC (Electronic Magnetic Compatibility) and fulfills these requirements.
WEEE directive
Disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment by users in private households
in the European Union.
This symbol on the product or on the packaging indicates that this can
not be disposed of as household waste. You must dispose of your waste
equipment by handling it over to the applicable take-back scheme for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. For more information
about recycling of this equipment, please contact your city office, the shop
where you purchased the equipment or your household waste disposal
service. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources
and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and
environment.
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Regulation statements