Acer SVGA single chip 0.55" DLP projector User`s guide

Manual for
Acer Projector XD1150/XD1150D/
XD1250/XD1250D series
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high pressure mercury lamp:
Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents ......................................................................................... 1
Usage Notice ................................................................................................ 2
Precautions ..........................................................................................................2
Introduction .................................................................................................. 4
Product Features ..................................................................................................4
Package Overview ...............................................................................................5
Product Overview ................................................................................................6
Main Unit ........................................................................................................................6
Control Panel .................................................................................................................7
Connection Ports ...........................................................................................................8
Remote Control ..............................................................................................................9
Installation .................................................................................................. 10
Connecting the Projector ....................................................................................10
Powering On/Off the Projector............................................................................11
Powering On the Projector ........................................................................................... 11
Powering Off the projector ...........................................................................................12
Warning Indicator .........................................................................................................12
Adjusting the Projected Image ...........................................................................13
Adjusting the Projector Image Height ..........................................................................13
Adjusting the Projector Zoom / Focus ..........................................................................14
Adjusting Projected Image Size ...................................................................................14
User Controls ............................................................................................. 15
Control Panel & Remote Control ........................................................................15
On-Screen Display Menus .................................................................................19
How to operate ............................................................................................................19
Color (Computer/Video Mode) ....................................................................................20
Image (Computer/Video Mode) ....................................................................................22
Management (Computer/Video Mode) ........................................................................24
Audio (Computer/Video Mode) ...................................................................................31
Timer (Computer/Video Mode) ....................................................................................32
Language(Computer/Video Mode) ..............................................................................33
Appendices ................................................................................................ 34
Troubleshooting ..................................................................................................34
Replacing the lamp .............................................................................................38
Specifications .....................................................................................................39
Compatibility Modes ...........................................................................................40
Regulation & safety notices ....................................................................... 41
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Usage Notice
Precautions
Follow all warnings, precautions and maintenance as recommended in
this user’s guide to maximize the life of your unit.
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Do not look into the projector’s lens when the lamp
is on. The bright light may hurt your eyes.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this product to rain or moisture.
Please do not open or disassemble the product as
this may cause electric shock.
When changing the lamp, please allow unit to cool
down, and follow all changing instructions.
This product will detect the life of the lamp itself.
Please be sure to change the lamp when it shows
warning messages.
Reset the “Lamp Hour Reset” function from the On
Screen Display “Management” menu after replacing
the lamp module (refer to page 26)
When switching the projector off, please ensure the
projector completes its cooling cycle before
disconnecting power.
Turn on the projector first and then the signal
sources.
Do not use lens cap when projector is in operation.
When the lamp reaches the end of its life, it will
burn out and may make a loud popping sound. If
this happens, the projector will not turn back on
until the lamp module has been replaced. To replace
the lamp, follow the procedures listed under “Replacing the Lamp”.
Usage Notice
Do:
 Turn off the product before cleaning.
 Use a soft cloth moistened with mild detergent to clean the
display housing.
 Disconnect the power plug from AC outlet if the product is not
being used for a long period of time.
Don’t:
 Block the slots and openings on the unit provided for
ventilation.
 Use abrasive cleaners, waxes or solvents to clean the unit.
 Use under the following conditions:
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In extremely hot, cold or humid environments.
In areas susceptible to excessive dust and dirt.
Near any appliance that generates a strong magnetic field.
Place in direct sunlight.
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Introduction
Product Features
This product is an XGA(XD1250/XD1250D)/
SVGA(XD1150/XD1150D) single chip 0.55” DLP® projector. Outstanding features include:
 True XGA, 1024 x 768 addressable pixels (for XD1250/
XD1250D)
True SVGA, 800 x 600 addressable pixels (for XD1150/
XD1150D)
 Single chip DLP® technology
 NTSC3.58/NTSC4.43/PAL/SECAM and HDTV compatible (480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i)
 User friendly and powerful Acer Empowering key in-
cluding: Acer eView Management, Acer eTimer Management and Acer eOpening Management.
 High-tech DVI connection for digital signal with HDCP
function and supports 480p, 576p, 720p and 1080i
(XD1150D/XD1250D)
 Full function remote control
 Advanced digital keystone correction and high quality
full screen image re-scaling
 User friendly control panel
 SXGA+, SXGA compression and VGA, SVGA re-sizing
(for XD1250/XD1250D)
SXGA, XGA compression and VGA re-sizing (for
XD1150/XD1150D)
 Mac compatible
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Introduction
Package Overview
This projector comes with all the items shown below.
Check to make sure your unit is complete. Contact your
dealer immediately if anything is missing.
(*): for XD1150D,
XD1250D only.
Projector with lens cap
Power Cord 1.8m
VGA Cable 1.8m
Composite Video Cable
2.0m
S-Video Cable 1.8m (*)
VGA to Component/
HDTV Adapter (*)
USB Cable 1.8m (*)
Remote Control
2 x Battery
Carrying Case
Quick Start Card
User’s Guide
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Introduction
Product Overview
Main Unit
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Two remote control
receiver provided at
front panel and front-top
cover.
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Focus Ring
Zoom Ring
Remote Control Receivers
Zoom Lens
Elevator Foot
Elevator Button
Power Socket
Connection Ports
Control Panel
Introduction
Control Panel
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Temp Indicator LED
Lamp Indicator LED
Power and Indicator LED (Power LED)
Source
Resync
Menu
Four Directional Select Keys
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Introduction
Connection Ports
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DVI
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VGA IN
AUDIO IN
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S-VIDEO
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VIDEO
VGA OUT
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USB RS232
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XD1250D only.
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DVI Input Connector (for Digital signal with HDCP function) (*)
VGA Input Connector (PC Analog Signal/HDTV/Component
Video)
Audio Input Connector (*)
S-Video Input Connector
Composite Video Input Connector
Monitor Loop-through Output Connector (VGA-Out) (*)
USB Connector
RS232 Connector (*)
KensingtonTM Lock Port
Introduction
Remote Control
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Power
Resync
Source
Freeze
Hide
Aspect Ratio
Mute (*)
Four Directional Select Keys
Back
Keystone +/Menu
Volume +/- (*)
Page Up/Page Down
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Empowering Key
VGA
S-Video
Component Video
Composite Video
DVI (*)
Language
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Installation
Connecting the Projector
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USB
RGB
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DVD Player, Settop
Box, HDTV receiver
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S-Video Output
Video Output
1. ....................................................................................................................Power Cord
2. ................................................................................ DVI Cable (Optional Accessory)
3. ..................................................................................................................... VGA Cable
4. .......................................................... Audio Cable Jack/Jack (Optional Accessory)
5. ...............................................................................USB Cable (XD1150D/XD1250D)
6. ............................................................................. RS232 Cable (Optional Accessory)
7.. ..................................................... 3 RCA Component Cable (Optional Accessory)
8. ................................ VGA to Component/HDTV Adapter (XD1150D/XD1250D)
9. ........................................................................ S-Video Cable (XD1150D/XD1250D)
10. ............................................................................................. Composite Video Cable
 To ensure the projector works well with your computer, please
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make sure the timing of the display mode is compatible with the
projector. Refer to the “Compatibility Modes” section on page 40.
Installation
Powering On/Off the Projector
Powering On the Projector
1. Remove the lens cap. 
2. Ensure that the power cord and signal cable are securely
connected. The Power LED will flash red.
3. Turn on the lamp by pressing “Power” button on the control
panel.  And the Power LED will turn blue.
4. Turn on your source (computer, notebook, video player
,etc.). The projector will detect your source automatically.
 If the screen displays “Lock” & “Source” icons, it means the projector locks on this source type and there is no such type of input
signal found.
 If the screen displays “No Signal”, please make sure the signal
cables are securely connected.
 If you connect multiple sources at the same time, using the
“Source” button on the remote control or control panel to switch.
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Power
Turn on the projector first and then the
signal sources.
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Lens Cap
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Installation
Powering Off the Projector
1. Press the “Power” button to turn off the projector lamp, you will
see a message “Please press power button again to complete the
shutdown process. Warning: DO NOT unplug while the projector fan is still running.” displayed on the projector’s screen. Press
the “Power” button again to confirm, otherwise the message will
disappear after 5 seconds.
2. The cooling fans continue to operate for about 30 seconds for
cooling cycle and the Power LED will be quick red flash. When
the Power LED becomes slow flashing, the projector has entered
standby mode. If you wish to turn the projector back on, you
must wait until the projector has completed the cooling cycle and
has entered standby mode. Once in standby mode, simply press
“Power” button to restart the projector.
3. Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and the projector.
4. Do not turn on the projector immediately following a power off
procedure.
Warning Indicator
 When the “LAMP” indicator lights solid red, the projector will
automatically shut itself down. Please contact your local reseller
or service center.
 When the “TEMP” indicator lights solid red for about 20 seconds, it indicates the projector has been overheated. You will see
a message “Projector Overheated. Lamp will automatically turn
off soon.” on the on-screen display. The projector will automatically shut itself down.
Under normal conditions, the projector can be switched on again
after it has cooled down. If the problem persists, you should contact your local dealer or our service center.
 When the “TEMP” indicator flashes red for about 30 seconds,
you will see a message “Fan fail. Lamp will automatically turn off
soon.” on the on-screen display. Please contact your local dealer
or our service center.
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Installation
Adjusting the Projected Image
Adjusting the Projector Image Height
The projector is equipped with an elevator foot for adjusting the image height.
To raise the image:
1. Press the elevator button .
2. Raise the image to the desired height angle  , then release the button to lock the elevator foot into position.
To lower the image:
1. Press the elevator button.
2. Lower the image, then release the button to lock the elevator foot into position.
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Elevator Button
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Elevator Foot
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Installation
Adjusting the Projector Zoom / Focus
You may turn the zoom ring to zoom in or out. To focus the
image, rotate the focus ring until the image is clear. The projector will focus at distances from 3.28 to 39.4 feet (1.0 to 12.0
meters).
Zoom Ring
Focus Ring
Adjusting Projection Image Size
304.93"(774.5cm)
254.10"(645.4cm)
277.33"
(704.4cm)
177.87"(451.8cm)
231.11"
(587.0cm)
127.05"(322.7cm)
161.78"
(410.9cm)
76.23"(193.6cm)
115.55"
(293.5cm)
Hd
25.41" (64.5cm)
69.33"
(176.1cm) 23.10"
(58.7cm)
3.28'(1.0m)
9.84'(3.0m)
16.40'(5.0m)
22.97'(7.0m)
32.81'(10.0m)
39.37'(12.0m)
Screen
(Diagonal)
Screen size
HD
Distance
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Max.
25.41”(64.5cm)
76.23”(193.6cm)
127.05”(322.7cm)
177.87”(451.8cm)
254.10”(645.4cm)
Min.
23.10”(58.7cm)
69.33”(176.1cm)
115.55”(293.5cm)
161.78”(410.9cm)
231.11”(587.0cm)
277.33”(704.4cm)
Max.
20.33”x 15.25”
60.98” x 45.74”
101.64” x 76.23”
142.30” x 106.72”
203.28” x 152.46”
243.94” x 182.96”
(WxH)
51.6 x 38.7cm
154.9 x 116.2cm
258.2 x 193.6cm
361.4 x 271.1cm
516.3 x 387.2cm
619.6 x 464.7cm
Min.
18.49” x 13.87”
55.46” x 41.60”
92.44” x 69.33”
129.42” x 97.07”
184.89” x 138.67”
221.86” x 166.40”
(WxH)
47.0 x 35.2cm
140.9 x 105.7cm
234.8 x 176.1cm
328.7 x 246.5cm
469.6 x 352.2cm
563.5 x 422.6cm
Max.
2.29” (5.8cm)
6.86” (17.4cm)
11.43” (29.0cm)
16.01” (40.7cm)
22.87” (58.1cm)
27.44” (69.7cm)
Min.
2.08” (5.3cm)
6.24” 15.9cm)
10.40” (26.4cm)
14.56” (37.0cm)
20.80” (52.8cm)
24.96” (63.4cm)
3.28’ (1.0m)
9.84’ (3.0m)
16.40’ (5.0m)
22.97’ (7.0m)
32.81’ (10.0m)
39.37’ (12.0m)
This graph is for user’s reference only.
304.93”(774.5cm)
User Controls
Control Panel & Remote Control
There are two ways for you to control the functions: Remote Control and Control Panel.
Control Panel
Using the Control Panel
Power
 Refer to the “Power On/Off the Projector” section on pages 11-12.
Resync
 Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input source.
Menu
 Press “Menu” to launch the on screen display (OSD) menu or back
to previous step of OSD menu.
Source
 Press “Source” to choose RGB, Component-p, Component-i,
S-Video, Composite, Video and HDTV sources.
Four Directional Select Keys
 Use
to select items or make adjustments to your selection in OSD menu. Use
for keystone correction to adjust
image distortion caused by tilting the projector (±16 degrees) while
OSD menu is turned off.
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User Controls
Remote Control
Using the Remote Control
Power
 Refer to the “Power On/Off the Projector” section on pages
11-12
Resync
 Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input source.
Source
 Press “Source” to choose RGB, Component-p, Component-i,
S-Video, Composite Video and HDTV sources.
Freeze
 Press “Freeze” to pause the screen image.
Hide
 Momentarily turns off the video. Press “Hide” to hide image,
press again to restore display of the image.
Aspect Ratio
 Use this function to choose your desired aspect ratio. (Auto/
4:3/16:9/480p)
Mute
 Use this key to close the volume.
Four Directional Select Keys
 Use
to select items or make adjustments to your
selection for the OSD menu operation.
Keystone
 Adjusts image distortion caused by tilting the projector (±16
degrees).
Menu (*)
 Press “Menu” to launch the on screen display menu or back to
previous step of OSD menu.
Zoom
 Digital Zoom in/out.
(*): for XD1150D,
XD1250D only.
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Back
 Back to the previous step for the OSD menu operation.
User Controls
Empowering Key
Acer Empowering Key provides three Acer unique functions, they
are “Acer eView Management”, “Acer eTimer Management” and
“Acer eOpening Management” respectively. Press “e” key for more
than one second to launch the on screen display main menu to
modify its function.
Acer eView Management
Press
“e”
to launch “Acer eView Management”

submenu.
“Acer eView Management” is for display mode
selection. Please refer to On Screen Display Menus
section for more detail.
Acer eTimer Management
 Press “e” to launch “Acer eTimer Management”
submenu.
“Acer eTimer Management” provides the reminding function for presentation time control. Please
refer to On Screen Display Menus section for more
detail.
Acer eOpening Management
Press “e” to launch “Acer eOpening Management”
submenu.
“Acer eOpening Management” allows user to
change the Startup screen to their personalized image. Please refer to On Screen Display section for
details.
(*): for XD1150D,
XD1250D only.
Volume
(*)
 Increase/decrease the volume.
Page Up (Computer mode only)
 Use this button to page up. This function is only available when
the projector is connected to a computer via an USB cable.
Page Down (Computer mode only)
 Use this button to page down. This function is only available
when the projector is connected to a computer via an USB cable.
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User Controls
VGA
 Press “VGA” to change source to VGA-In connector. This con-
nector supports Analog RGB, YPbPr (480p/576p/720p/1080i),
YCbCr (480i/576i) and RGBsync.
Component Video
 Press “Component” to change source to component Video
source. This source supports YPbPr (480p/576p/720p/1080i)
and YCbCr (480i/576i)
Composite Video
 Press “Video” to change source to Composite Video source.
S-Video
 Press “S-Video” to change source to S-Video source.
DVI (*)
(*): for XD1150D,
XD1250D only.
 Press “DVI” to change source to DVI connector. This connec-
tor supports Digital RGB, Analog RGB, YPbPr (480p/576p/
720p/1080i), YCbCr (480i/576i) and HDCP signal.
Language
 Choose the multi-lingual OSD menu.
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User Controls
On Screen Display Menus
The Projector has multilingual On Screen Display menus
that allow you to make image adjustments and change a
variety of settings. The projector will automatically detect
the source.
How to operate
1. To open the OSD menu, press “Menu” on the Remote Control or
Control Panel.
2. When OSD is displayed, use
keys to select any item in the
main menu. After selecting the desired main menu item, press
enter sub menu for feature setting.
3. Use
to
keys to select the desired item and adjust the settings by
key.
4. Select the next item to be adjusted in the sub menu and adjust as
described above.
5. Press “Menu” or “Back” on the Remote Control or Control Panel, the
screen will return to the main menu.
6. To exit OSD, press “Menu” or “Back” on the Remote Control or
Control Panel again. The OSD menu will close and the projector will
automatically save the new settings.
Main Menu
Settings
Sub Menu
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User Controls
Color
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Display Mode
There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images.
 Bright : For brightness optimization.
 PC : For computer or notebook.
 Video : For playing video in a bright environment.
 Theater : For Home Theatre usage in a dark room.
 sRGB : For true-color optimization.
 User : Memorize user’s settings.
Brightness
Adjust the brightness of the image.
 Press the
 Press the
Contrast
to darken image.
to lighten the image.
The contrast controls the degree of difference between the lightest
and darkest parts of the picture. Adjusting the contrast changes the
amount of black and white in the image.
 Press the to decrease the contrast.
 Press the to increase the contrast.
Color Temperature
Adjust the color temperature. At higher temperature, the screen looks
colder; at lower temperature, the screen looks warmer.
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User Controls
Color
(Computer / Video
Mode)
White Segment
Use the white Segment control to set the white peaking level of DMD
chip. 0 stands for minimal segment, and 10 stands for maximum segment. If you prefer a stronger image, adjust towards the maximum
setting. For a smooth and more natural image, adjust towards the
minimum setting.
Degamma
Effects the represent of dark scenery. With greater gamma value,
dark scenery will look brighter.
Color R
Adjusts the red color.
Color G
Adjusts the green color.
Color B
Adjusts the blue color.
Saturation
 “Saturation” and
“Tint” functions are
not supported under
computer mode or DVI
mode.
Adjusts a video image from black and white to fully saturated color.
Press the to decrease the amount of color in the image.
Press the
Tint
to increase the amount of color in the image.
Press the
Press the
to increase the amount of green in the image.
Adjusts the color balance of red and green.
to increase the amount of red in the image.
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User Controls
Image
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Keystone
Adjust image distortion caused by tilting projection. (±16 degrees)
Aspect Ratio
Use this function to choose your desired aspect ratio.
Auto : Keep the image with original width-higth ratio and maximize the image to fit native horizontal or vertical pixels.
16:9 : The input source will be scaled to fit the width of the screen
and narrowed the height to make the displayed image becomes
16:9 ratio.
4:3 : The input source will be scaled to fit the projection screen and
becomes 4:3 ratio.
480p (*) : Provide the best display for a 480p 16:9 signal.
 (*): for XD1150/
XD1150D only.
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Projection

Front-Desktop
The factory default setting.

Front-Ceiling
When you select this function, the projector turns the image upside down for ceiling-mounted projection.
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Rear-Desktop
When you select this function, the projector reverses the
image so you can project behind a translucent screen.
User Controls
Image
(Computer / Video
Mode)
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 “H. Position”, “V.
Position”, “Frequency”
and “ Tracking” functions are not supported
under DVI and Video
mode.
Rear-Ceiling
When you select this function, the projector reverses and
turns the image upside down at same time. You can project
from behind a translucent screen with ceiling mounted
projection.
H. Position (Horizontal Position)
 Press the to move the image left.
 Press the to move the image right.
V. Position (Vertical Position)
 Press the to move the image down.
 Press the to move the image up.
Frequency
“Frequency” changes the display data frequency to match the frequency of your computer’s graphic card. If you experience a vertical
flickering bar, use this function to make an adjustment.
Tracking
 “Sharpness” functions is not supported
under VGA connector
source.
“Tracking” synchronizes the signal timing of the display with the
graphic card. If you experience an unstable or flickering image, use
this function to correct it.
Sharpness
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
 Press the
Press the
to decrease the sharpness.
to increase the sharpness.
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User Controls
Management
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Auto Shutdown (Minutes)
The projector will auto shutdown while there is no signal input
after the setting time.
Source Lock
When source lock is turned off, the projector will search for other
signals if the current input signal is lost. When source lock is
turned on, it will “Lock” the current source channel before you
press “Source” button on remote control for next channel.
Menu Location
Choose the Menu location on the display screen.
Startup Screen
Use this function to select your desired startup screen. If you
change the setting from one to another, when you exit the OSD
menu, the new setting will take effect.
 Acer : The default startup screen of Acer projector.
 User : The user customized startup screen, which is down
loaded from PC to projector via the USB cable and Acer
eOpening Management utility (refer to the description of
below section).
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User Controls
Management
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Acer eOpening Management is a PC utility
for user to change the default startup screen
of Acer projector to their desired image. You
can install Acer eOpening Management from
the bundled CD. Connect the projector to
your PC with the bundled USB cable then
execute Acer eOpening Management utility to
download your desired image from your PC
to projector. Before the download starts, the
projector must enter “Download Mode” first.
Please follow the instruction below to enter
“Download Mode”.
1. If the projector was turned on, press power button twice to turn
off the projector.
2. Unplug the AC power cord from the projector.
3. Press and hold “Menu” and “ “ buttons simultaneously then
plug the AC power cord to the projector.
4. When Temp and Lamp LEDs are turned light, release both buttons, projector enters download mode.
5. Please make sure the USB cable has been connected to the projector from your PC.
Lamp Hour Elapse
Displays the lamp’s elapsed operating time (in hours).
Lamp Reminding
Choose this function to show or to hide warning message when
the changing lamp message is displayed. The message will show
up 30 hours before end of life.
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User Controls
Management
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Lamp Hour Reset
Press the
button after choosing “Yes ”to turn the lamp hour
counter to 0 hours.
Security
Press
to start “Security” setting. You must enter “Administrator
Password” first before Security setting.
Security
This projector provides an excellent security function for the administrator to manage the usage of the projector.
Select “On” to enable the security function. User have
to enter password depending on the “Security Mode”
defined while setting “User Password”. Please refer
to “User Password” section for details.
Select “Off” then user can switch on the projector
without password request.
Once the security function is enabled, the projector
will request user to enter password when switch on
the projector. Both “User Password” and “Administrator Password” can be accepted for this dialogue.
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Timeout(Min.)
User Controls
Management
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Once “Security” is set to “On”, administrator can set
timeout function.
or
to select timeout duration.
Press
The
range
is
from
10 minutes to 990 minutes.

When time is up, the projector will request user to
enter password again.
The factory default setting of “Timeout(Min.)” is
“Off”.
User Password
Press
to set up or change “User Password”.
,
,
or
to select the character and
Use
press “MENU” to confirm.
to delete character after the selected characPress
ter confirmed.
Press “MENU” to complete the setting of password.
Input password again at “Confirm Password”.
The password is allowed for 4~8 characters.
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User Controls
Management
(Computer / Video
Mode)
The projector provide two options of “Security Mode”.
Select “Request password only after plugging power
cord”, the project will request user to input password
only for the first time plugging on power cord of the
projector.
Select “Always request password while projector
turns on”, user have to input password every time
when switching on the projector.
Administrator Password
“Administrator Password” can be accepted by both
“Enter Administrator Password” and “Enter Password”
dialogues.
Press
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to change “Administrator Password”.
The factory default of “Administrator Password” is
“1234”.
User Controls
Management
(Computer / Video
Mode)
If administrator forgot “Administrator Password”,
do the following to retrieve the “Administrator
Password”:
1. Press “MENU” for more than 4 seconds when
any of “Enter Password” or “Enter Administrator
Password” dialogue is currently displayed.
2. Write down the “Unlock ID” and contact with
Acer service center. They will give you new Administrator Password according to the Unlock ID.
3. Once the new “Administrator Password” retrieved
from Acer has been logged into the projector, old
“Administrator Password” will be replaced by the
new password.
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User Controls
Management
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Reset
Press the
button after choosing “Yes” to return the display parameters on all menus to the factory default settings.
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User Controls
Audio
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Volume
 Press the
 Press the
Mute
to decrease the volume.
to increase the volume.
 Choose the “On” to turn mute on.
 Choose the “Off” to turn mute off.
Power On/Off Volume
Choose this function to adjust volume when power on/off.
Alarm Volume
Choose this function to adjust volume when there are errors of the
projector.
 Audio menu is for
XD1150D/XD1250D.
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User Controls
Timer
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Timer Start
Press the
to start/stop timer.
Timer Period
Press the
to adjust timer period.
Timer Volume (*)
Choose this function to adjust volume when timer function is enable
and time is up.
Timer Display
Press the
 (*): for XD1150D/
XD1250D only.
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to choose timer display mode on the screen.
Timer Location
Choose the timer location on the screen.
User Controls
Language
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Language
Choose the multilingual OSD menu . Use the
select your preferred language.
Press
or
key to
to confirm the selection
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Appendices
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with the projector, refer to the
following information. If the problem persists, please
contact your local reseller or service center.
Problem: No image appears on screen.
 Ensure all the cables and power connections are correctly and se


curely connected as described in the “Installation” section.
Ensure the pins of connectors are not crooked or broken.
Check if the projection lamp has been securely installed. Please
refer to the “Replacing the lamp” section.
Make sure you have removed the lens cap and the projector is
switched on.
 Ensure that the “Hide” feature is not enabled.
Problem: Partial, scrolling or incorrectly displayed image.
 Press the “Resync” button on the Remote Control.
 If you use a PC:
If the resolution of your computer is higher than 1024 x 768 (XD1250,
XD1250D)/800 x 600 (XD1150, XD1150D). Follow the steps outlined
below to reset the resolution.
For Windows 3.x:
1. In the Windows Program Manager, click the “Windows Setup”
icon in the Main group.
2. Verify that your display resolution setting is less than or equal to
1024 x 768 (XD1250, XD1250D)/800 x 600 (XD1150, XD1150D).
For Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP:
1. Open “My Computer” icon, the “Control Panel” folder, and then
double click on the “Display” icon.
2. Select the “Setting” tab.
3. In the “Desktop Area” you will find the resolution setting. Verify
that the resolution setting is less than or equal to 1024 x 768
(XD1250, XD1250D)/800 x 600 (XD1150, XD1150D) resolution.
If the projector is still not projecting the whole image, you will
also need to change the monitor display you are using. Refer to
the following steps.
4. Follow the above steps 1-2. Click on the “Advanced Properties”
button.
5. Select the “Change” button under the “Monitor” tab .
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6. Click on “Show all devices”. Then select “Standard monitor
types” under the “Manufacturers” box ; choose the resolution
mode you need under the “Models” box.
7. Verify that the resolution setting of the monitor display is less
than or equal to 1024 x 768 (XD1250/XD1250D)/800 x 600
(XD1150/XD1150D).
 If you are using a Notebook PC:
1. You are required to implement the above steps of resolution setting of the computer first.
2. Switch the Notebook PC display to the “external display only”
or “CRT only” mode.
 If you experience difficulty in changing resolutions or your monitor
freezes, restart all the equipment and the projector.
Problem: The screen of the Notebook or PowerBook computer
is not displaying your presentation.
 If you are using a Notebook PC:
Some Notebook PCs may deactivate their screens when a second
display device is in use. Refer to your computer’s documentation
for information on how to reactivate the monitor display.
 If you are using an Apple PowerBook:
In Control Panels, open the PowerBook Display to select Video Mirroring “On”.
Problem: Image is unstable or flickering
 Use “Tracking” to correct it. Refer to page 23.
 Change the monitor color setting from your computer.
Problem: Image has vertical flickering bar
 Use “Frequency” to make an ad adjustment. Refer to page 23.
 Check and reconfigure the display mode of your graphic card to
make it compatible with the product. Refer to page 40.
Problem: Image is out of focus
 Adjusts the Focus Ring on the projector lens. Refer to page 14.
 Make sure the projection screen is between the required distance 3.28
to 39.4 feet (1.0 to 12.0 meters) from the projector.
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Problem: The image is outstretched when displaying
16:9 DVD.
The projector automatically detects 16:9 DVD and adjusts the
aspect ratio by digitizing to full screen with 4:3 default setting.
If the image is still outstretched, you will also need to adjust the
aspect ratio by referring to the following:
 Please select 4:3 aspect ratio type on your DVD player if you are
playing a 16:9 DVD.
 If you can’t select 4:3 aspect ratio type on your DVD player,
please select 4:3 aspect ratio in the on screen menu.
Problem: Image is reversed.
 Select “Image” from the OSD and adjust the projection direction.
See page 22.
Problem: Lamp burns out or makes a popping sound
 When the lamp reaches its end of life, it will burn out and may
make a loud popping sound. If this happens, the projector will
not turn on until the lamp module has been replaced. To replace
the lamp, follow the procedures in the “Replacing the Lamp”.
See page 38.
Problem: LED lighting message
Message
Standby State
(Input power cord)
Power LED
Red
Blue
Temp LED
Slow Flashing
Lamp lighting
Power on
=>Light On
=>Light Off
Power off (Cooling)
Quick Flashing
Error (Lamp fail)
Error (Thermal fail)
Error (Fan lock fail)
Error (Over Temp.)
Error (Lamp Breakdown)
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Flashing
Lamp LED
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Problem: Message Reminders
 “Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power opera

tion. Replacement Suggested!” will be shown about 10 seconds
when lamp life is going to deplete.
“Projector Overheated. Lamp will automatically turn off soon.” will
be shown when the system temperature is over heat.
“Fan fail. Lamp will automatically turn off soon.” will be shown
when the fan is out of order.
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Replacing the lamp
Warning: Lamp
compartment is hot!
Allow it to cool down
before changing lamp!
The projector will detect the lamp life itself. It will show you
a warning message “Lamp is approaching the end of its useful
life in full power operation. Replacement Suggested!” When
you see this message, changing the lamp as soon as possible.
Make sure the projector has been cooled down for at least 30
minutes before changing the lamp.
1
2
3
5
Lamp Changing Procedure:
Warning: To
reduce the risk of
personal injury, do not
drop the lamp module
or touch the lamp bulb.
The bulb may shatter
and cause injury if it is
dropped.
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4
1. Turn the power off the projector by pressing the Power button.
2. Allow the projector to cool down at least 30 minutes.
3. Disconnect the power cord.
4. Use a screwdriver to remove the screw from the cover. 
5. Push up and remove the cover. 
6. Remove the 2 screws from the lamp module. 
7. Pull out the lamp module. 
To replace the lamp module, reverse the previous steps.
Appendices
Specifications
The specs specified below are subject to change without notice. Regarding the final specs,
please refer to Acer announced marketing specs.
Light Valve
- Single Chip DLP® Technology by Texas Instruments
Lamp
- 180W User Replaceable Lamp
Number of Pixels
- 1024 pixels(H) X 768 lines(V) for XD1250/XD1250D
- 800 pixels(H) X 600 lines(V) for XD1150/XD1150D
Displayable Color
- 16.7M colors
Contrast Ratio
- 2100:1 (Full On/Full Off)
Uniformity
- 90%
Noise Level
- 31dB(A)
Projection Lens
- F/2.35~2.47 f=21.83~23.81mm with 1.1X Manual
zoom lens
Projection Screen Size (Diag.) - 23.1 to 302.0 inches / 0.59 to 7.68 m Diagonal
Projection Distance
- 3.28 to 39.4 feet (1.0 to 12.0 meters)
Video Compatibility
- NTSC 3.58/NTSC 4.43/PAL/SECAM and HDTV
compatible
- Composite video & S-Video capability
H. Frequency
- 31.5kHz~100kHz horizontal scan
V. Frequency
- 56Hz~85Hz vertical refresh
Power Supply
- Universal AC input 100-240V ; Input Frequency
50/60Hz
I/O Connectors
- Power: AC power input socket
- VGA Input:
 One DVI connector for Digital signal with HDCP
(for XD1150D/XD1250D)
 One 15-pin D-sub for VGA, component and HDTV
signal
- VGA Output: One 15-pin D-sub for VGA output (for
XD1150D/XD1250D)
- Video Input:
 One Composite video RCA input
 One S-Video input
- RS232: One RS232 connector (for XD1150D/
XD1250D)
- USB: One USB connector
Weight
- 4.78 lbs (2.17kg)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
- 9.1 x 9.4 x 4.8 inches (230 x 238 ox 122.8 mm)
o
Environmental
- Operating Temperature: 41~95 F (5~ 35 C)
Humidity: 80% maximum (Non-condensing)
o
o
- Storage Temperature: -4~140 F (-20~60 C)
Humidity: 80% maximum (Non-condensing)
Safety Regulation
- FCC Class B, CE, VCCI, UL, cUL, TÜV-GS, PSE, CB
Report, CCC
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Compatibility Modes
 (*): for XD1250/
XD1250D only.
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Mode
Resolution
VESA VGA
VESA VGA
VESA VGA
VESA VGA
VESA VGA
VESA VGA
VESA VGA
VESA VGA
VESA VGA
VESA SVGA
VESA SVGA
VESA SVGA
VESA SVGA
VESA SVGA
VESA XGA
VESA XGA
VESA XGA
VESA XGA
VESA SXGA
VESA SXGA
(*) VESA SXGA
VESA SXGA
(*) VESA SXGA
(*) VESA SXGA+
MAC LC 13”
MAC II 13”
MAC 16”
MAC 19”
MAC
MAC G4
i MAC DV
i MAC DV
(*) i MAC DV
640 x 350
640 x 350
640 x 400
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
720 x 400
720 x 400
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1152 x 864
1152 x 864
1152 x 864
1280 x 1024
1280 x 1024
1400 x 1050
640 x 480
640 x 480
832 x 624
1024 x 768
1152 x 870
640 x 480
1024 x 768
1152 x 870
1280 x 960
(ANALOG)
V.Frequency
(Hz)
H.Frequency
(kHz)
70
85
85
60
72
75
85
70
85
56
60
72
75
85
60
70
75
85
70
75
85
60
75
60
66.66
66.68
74.55
75
75.06
60
75
75
75
31.5
37.9
37.9
31.5
37.9
37.5
43.3
31.5
37.9
35.2
37.9
48.1
46.9
53.7
48.4
56.5
60.0
68.7
63.8
67.5
77.1
63.98
79.98
63.98
34.98
35
49.725
60.24
68.68
31.35
60
68.49
75
Appendices
Regulation & safety notices
This appendix lists the general notices of your Acer Projector.
FCC notice
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This device 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 device does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the device and receiver.
• Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for
help.
Notice: Shielded cables
All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded
cables to maintain compliance with FCC regulations.
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could
void the user’s authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications
Commission, to operate this computer.
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Operation conditions
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1. this device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Notice: Canadian users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Remarque à l’intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numerique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Declaration of Conformity for EU countries
Hereby, Acer, declares that this Acer projector is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please
visit http://global.acer.com.)
Compliant with Russian regulatory certification
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Appendices
Important safety instructions
Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference.
1. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
2. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a water-moistened cloth for
cleaning.
3. Do not use this product near water.
4. Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the
product falls, it could be seriously damaged.
5. This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on
the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available,
consult your dealer or local power company.
6. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this
product where people will walk on the cord.
7. Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots
as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that
could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind
onto or into the product.
8. Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
9. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
b. If liquid has been spilled into the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions, since improper adjustment
of other controls may result in damage and will often require
extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to
normal condition.
e. If the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged. If
the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating
a need for service.
10. To avoid hazard of unexpected electrical shock, use the AC adapter
only when the wall socket is properly grounded.
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