Vidkron Vision 120 Specifications

O W N E R ’ S
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M A N U A L
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1080p Digital Light Processing (DLP™) Projector
Vision 120
Vision 120/CineWide™
Vision 120/CineWide™ with AutoScope™
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TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For Projectors, Video Processors and Controllers
Congratulations on your purchase of a Vidikron video product and welcome to the Vidikron family! With proper installation, setup
and care, you should enjoy many years of unparalleled video performance.
This is a LIMITED WARRANTY as defined in the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Please read it carefully and retain it with your other
important documents.
WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY:
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SERVICE LABOR: Vidikron will pay for service labor by Vidikron Authorized Service Center when needed as a result of manufacturing
defect for a period of two (2) years from the effective date of delivery to the end user (excluding the lamp).
PARTS (not including the lamp): Vidikron will provide new or rebuilt replacement parts for the parts that fail due to defects in
materials or workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the effective date of delivery to the end user. Such replacement parts
are then subsequently warranted for the remaining portion (if any) of the original warranty period.
PROJECTOR LAMP: Vidikron will pay for service labor by a Vidikron Authorized Service Center when needed as a result of a
manufacturing defect for a period of six (6) months or 1000 hours, whichever comes first, from the effective date of delivery to the
end user. In addition, Vidikron will provide a new or rebuilt replacement lamp for the lamp that fails due to defects in materials or
workmanship for a period of six (6) months or 1000 hours, whichever comes first, from the effective date of delivery to the end user.
Such replacement lamps are then subsequently warranted for the remaining portion (if any) of the original warranty period.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY:
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This Limited Warranty only covers failure due to defects in materials and workmanship that occur during normal use and does not
cover normal maintenance. This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinets or any appearance items; failure resulting from
accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, faulty or improper installation or setup adjustments; improper
maintenance, alteration, improper use of any input signal; damage due to lightning or power line surges, spikes and brownouts;
damage that occurs during shipping or transit; or damage that is attributed to acts of God. In the case of remote control units,
damage resulting from leaking, old, damaged or improper batteries is also excluded from coverage under this Limited Warranty.
CAUTION: THIS LIMITED WARRANTY ONLY COVERS VIDIKRON PRODUCTS PURCHASED FROM VIDIKRON AUTHORIZED DEALERS.
ALL OTHER PRODUCTS ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THIS WARRANTY. MOREOVER, DAMAGE
RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM IMPROPER INSTALLATION OR SETUP IS SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE
UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT INSTALLATION AND SETUP WORK BE PERFORMED ONLY BY AN
AUTHORIZED VIDIKRON DEALER TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THIS WARRANTY. THIS WILL ALSO ENSURE THAT YOU ENJOY
THE FINE PERFORMANCE OF WHICH YOUR VIDIKRON PRODUCT IS CAPABLE WHEN INSTALLED AND CALIBRATED BY VIDIKRON
AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL.
RIGHTS, LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS:
Vidikron limits its obligations under any implied warranties under state laws to a period not to exceed the warranty period. There
are no express warranties. Vidikron also excludes any obligation on its part for incidental or consequential damages related to the
failure of this product to function properly. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. So the above limitations or exclusions may
not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
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EFFECTIVE WARRANTY DATE:
This warranty begins on the effective date of delivery to the end user. For your convenience, keep the original bill of sale as
evidence of the purchase date.
IMPORTANT -- WARRANTY REGISTRATION:
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Please fill out and mail your warranty registration card. It is imperative that Vidikron knows how to reach you promptly if we should
discover a safety problem or product update for which you must be notified.
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CONTACT A VIDIKRON AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER TO OBTAIN SERVICE:
Repairs made under the terms of this Limited Warranty covering your Vidikron video product will be performed at the location of
the product, during usual working hours, providing location of product is within normal operating distance from a Vidikron
Authorized Service Center. In some instances it may be necessary for the product to be returned to the Vidikron factory for repairs.
If, solely in Vidikron’s judgment, location of product to be repaired is beyond normal operating distance of the closest Vidikron
Authorized Service Center, or the repair requires the unit be returned to the Vidikron factory, it is the owner’s responsibility to
arrange for shipment of the product for repair. These arrangements must be made through the selling Vidikron Dealer. If this is not
possible, contact Vidikron directly for a Return Authorization number and shipping instructions. Vidikron will return product
transportation prepaid in the United States, unless no product defect is discovered. In that instance, shipping costs will be the
responsibility of the owner.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS:
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© Copyright 2007 Vidikron, a Runco International Company. This document contains proprietary information protected by
copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. All rights are reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced by any
mechanical, electronic or other means, in any form, without prior written permission of the manufacturer.
Vidikron, Vision, DVSI, Imagix, CineWide, AutoScope, V2 Aperture Control, CSMS and IntelliWide are trademarks of Runco, LLC. All
other trademarks and registered trademarks used in this document are the property of their respective owners.
THX and the THX logo are trademarks of THX Ltd. which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All rights reserved.
Vidikron products are manufactured under one or more of the following patents: US. Patent 6755540 and Other Patents Pending.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
To locate the name and address of the nearest Vidikron Authorized Service Center, or for additional information about this Limited
Warranty, please call or write:
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VIDIKRON
Attn: Customer Service Department
2900 Faber Street
Union City, CA 94587
Ph: (510) 324-5900
Fax: (510) 324-5905
Toll Free: (888) 4VIDIKRON
VIDIKRON PRODUCT INFORMATION
RETAIN THIS INFORMATION FOR YOUR RECORDS
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Model Purchased
Date
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Vidikron Authorized Dealer Name
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Address
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Safety Precautions
Thank you for your purchase of this quality Vidikron video projector! It has been designed to provide you with the quality of video
that is expected in a home theater. For the best performance, please read this manual carefully as it is your guide through the
menus and operation.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
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CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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WARNING
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
Read these instructions.
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Keep these instructions.
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Heed all warnings.
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Do not use this equipment near water, outdoors or otherwise exposed to the elements.
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Clean only with a dry cloth.
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Do not block any ventilation openings.
7.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
8.
Do not defeat the safety feature of the polarized or grounding type plug. A polarized type plug has two blades with one wider
than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The third prong is provided for your safety.
If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for the replacement of the obsolete outlet.
9.
The 12V trigger only outputs DC 12V signal for triggering. Do not connect to any other power input or output. This could cause
damage to this unit.
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10. Only use accessories specified by Vidikron.
11. Keep the packing material in case the equipment should ever need to be shipped.
12. Unplug this projector during lightning storms or when it will not be used for an extended period of time.
13. The lamp becomes extremely hot during operation. Allow the projector to cool down for approximately 45 minutes prior to
removing the lamp assembly for replacement. Do not operate lamps beyond the rated lamp life. Excessive operation of lamps
beyond rated life could cause them to explode in rare occasions.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the projector has been damaged in any way,
objects have fallen or spilled into the projector, the projector has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally,
or has been dropped.
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Table of Contents
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TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ............................................................................................. iii
Safety Precautions ................................................................................................................... vi
1. Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 1
About This Manual ............................................................................................................................................ 1
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Target Audience......................................................................................................................................... 1
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If You Have Comments About This Manual... .................................................................................. 1
Textual and Graphic Conventions ....................................................................................................... 1
Using This Manual ............................................................................................................................................. 2
Description, Features and Benefits ............................................................................................................. 3
Key Features and Benefits....................................................................................................................... 3
Parts List ....................................................................................................................................................... 4
2. Controls and Functions ...................................................................................................... 5
Vision 120 at a Glance ...................................................................................................................................... 5
Vision 120 Rear Panel ....................................................................................................................................... 6
VHD Controller Front Panel ........................................................................................................................... 8
VHD Controller Rear Panel ...........................................................................................................................10
Vision 120 Remote Control ..........................................................................................................................12
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3. Installation ........................................................................................................................ 15
Remote Control ................................................................................................................................................15
Notes on Batteries ...................................................................................................................................15
Notes on Remote Control Operation................................................................................................15
Quick Setup .......................................................................................................................................................16
Installation Considerations ..........................................................................................................................17
Installation Type.......................................................................................................................................17
Ambient Light ...........................................................................................................................................17
Throw Distance.........................................................................................................................................18
Vertical and Horizontal Position.........................................................................................................19
Vertical and Horizontal Lens Shift......................................................................................................19
Folded Optics ............................................................................................................................................21
Other Considerations .............................................................................................................................22
Installing the Primary Projection Lens .....................................................................................................22
Installing the Optional CineWide Lens Mount ......................................................................................24
Installing the AutoScope Lens Motor (Vision 120/CineWide with AutoScope) ................25
Installing the Fixed CineWide Base Plate (Vision 120/CineWide)...........................................29
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Mounting the Vision 120 ..............................................................................................................................30
Floor Mounting (Upright) .....................................................................................................................30
Ceiling Mounting (Inverted) ................................................................................................................30
Adjusting the Projection Angle ..........................................................................................................30
Connections to the Vision 120 and VHD Controller ............................................................................31
Connector Panel Access ........................................................................................................................31
Connecting the VHD Controller to the Vision 120.......................................................................31
Connecting Source Components to the VHD Controller ..........................................................32
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RS-232 Controller Connection ............................................................................................................37
Connecting 12-Volt Trigger Outputs to External Theater Equipment .................................38
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Connecting an External IR Receiver to the VHD Controller......................................................39
Connecting to AC Power.......................................................................................................................40
Turning on the Power ....................................................................................................................................40
Adjusting the Picture Orientation .............................................................................................................40
Primary Lens Adjustments ...........................................................................................................................41
Focus ............................................................................................................................................................41
Zoom ............................................................................................................................................................41
Vertical and Horizontal Lens Shift......................................................................................................41
Installing and Adjusting the CineWide Anamorphic Lens ................................................................42
Attach Lens Mounting Assembly to Lens Motor Carriage Plate
(CineWide with AutoScope) or Base Plate (fixed CineWide)....................................................42
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Configure Lens Motor Trigger.............................................................................................................44
Adjust the Anamorphic Lens ...............................................................................................................44
4. Operation .......................................................................................................................... 49
Using the On-Screen Menus ........................................................................................................................49
Main Menu .................................................................................................................................................51
Input Source ..............................................................................................................................................51
Aspect Ratio ..............................................................................................................................................51
Picture .........................................................................................................................................................53
Input Position............................................................................................................................................57
ISF Presets...................................................................................................................................................58
Information ................................................................................................................................................58
Calibration ..................................................................................................................................................59
Service..........................................................................................................................................................61
5. Maintenance and Troubleshooting ................................................................................ 63
Lamp Replacement .........................................................................................................................................63
Filter Replacement ..........................................................................................................................................64
Troubleshooting Tips .....................................................................................................................................65
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6. Serial Communications .................................................................................................... 67
RS-232 Connection and Port Configuration ..........................................................................................67
Serial Command Syntax ................................................................................................................................67
7. Specifications .................................................................................................................... 71
Vision 120 Specifications ..............................................................................................................................71
VHD Controller Specifications .....................................................................................................................73
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Vision 120 Dimensions ..................................................................................................................................74
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List of Figures
2-1. Vision 120 Front/Bottom/Side View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2-2. Vision 120 Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2-3. VHD Controller Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2-4. VHD Controller Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
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2-5. Vision 120 Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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3-1. Estimating Throw Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
3-2. Projector Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3-3. Vertical Lens Shift (EXAMPLE ONLY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3-4. Horizontal Lens Shift (EXAMPLE ONLY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
3-5. Folded Optics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
3-6. Vision 120/CineWide with AutoScope Motor Assembly - Exploded View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
3-7. Vision 120 with Ceiling Mount Adapters/Projector Stands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
3-8. AutoScope Lens Motor Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
3-9. Installing the Fixed CineWide Base Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
3-10. Connecting the Vision 120 to the VHD Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
3-11. HDMI Source Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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3-12. Digital (DTV) RGB or Component Video Connections (HD1, HD2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
3-13. Digital (DTV) RGB or Component Video Connections (HD3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
3-14. Analog RGB Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
3-15. S-Video and Composite Video Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
3-16. RS-232 Control System Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
3-17. 12-volt Trigger Output Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
3-18. External IR Receiver Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
3-19. Vision 120 Anamorphic Lens Mounting Assembly - Exploded View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
3-20. Attaching the Anamorphic Lens to the Lens Adapter Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
4-1. VHD Controller OSD Menu Structure for Vision 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
4-2. Typical PLUGE Pattern for Adjusting Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
4-3. Typical Gray Bar Pattern for Adjusting Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
4-4. Typical Color Bar Pattern for Adjusting Color Saturation and Tint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
4-5. Typical Test Pattern for Adjusting Sharpness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
7-1. Vision 120/CineWide with AutoScope Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
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This Owner’s Manual describes how to install, set up and operate the Vidikron Vision Model
120 DLP Projector and VHD Controller. Throughout this manual, the Vidikron Vision Model
120 DLP Projector and VHD Controller are referred to collectively as the “Vision 120.”
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About This Manual
Target Audience
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Vidikron has prepared this manual to help home theater installers and end users get the
most out of the Vision 120.
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Vidikron has made every effort to ensure that this manual is accurate as of the date it was
printed. However, because of ongoing product improvements and customer feedback, it
may require updating from time to time. You can always find the latest version of this and
other Vidikron product manuals on-line, at www.Vidikron.com.
Vidikron welcomes your comments about this manual. Send them to info@Vidikron.com.
If You Have Comments About
This Manual...
Text Conventions: The following conventions are used in this manual, in order to clarify the
information and instructions provided:
Textual and Graphic
Conventions
• Remote and built-in keypad button identifiers are set in upper-case bold type; for
example, “Press EXIT to return to the previous menu.”
• Computer input (commands you type) and output (responses that appear on-screen) is
shown in monospace (fixed-width) type; for example: “To change the aspect ratio to
Letterbox, type SAR 2<Enter>.”
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• All keys with functional names are initial-capped, set in bold type and enclosed in angle
brackets. These keys are the following: <Enter>, <Spacebar>, <Control>,
<Esc> and <Tab>.
• <Enter> indicates that you may press either the RETURN or ENTER key on your keyboard
if it has both keys.
In addition to these conventions, underlining, boldface and/or italics are occasionally used to
highlight important information, as in this example:
Note
A carriage return must be used after each command or string.
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Graphic Conventions: These symbols appear in numerous places throughout the manual,
to emphasize points that you must keep in mind to avoid problems with your equipment or
injury:
TIPS highlight time-saving short cuts and helpful guidelines for using
certain features.
Note
NOTES emphasize text with unusual importance or special significance.
They also provide supplemental information.
Caution
CAUTIONS alert users that a given action or omitted action can degrade
performance or cause a malfunction.
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WARNINGS appear when a given action or omitted action can result in
damage to the equipment, or possible non-fatal injury to the user.
WARNING
DANGER appears when a given action can cause severe injury or death.
DANGER!
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Use the following table to locate the specific information you need in this manual.
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... Turn to page:
Information about obtaining service
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General information about the Vision Model 120
DLP Projector and VHD Controller
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Installation instructions
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First-time configuration instructions
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Advanced configuration instructions
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Troubleshooting tips
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Product specifications
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Introduction
Vidikron further solidifies its leadership role with the introduction of the Vision 120 Digital
Light Processing (DLP™) Projector. This overachiever combines state-of-the-art, 1920x1080
DLP™ resolution with advanced 3-chip engineering. The results are simply stunning, with
jaw-dropping images that must be seen to be believed!
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Description, Features and
Benefits
Vidikron has taken 1080p performance to a new level with this machine and harnessed the
brightness and contrast capabilities inherent in 3-chip light engine design for a powerful
presentation.
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The Vision 120 comes with an external, all-digital signal processor/controller featuring
advanced Imagix™ video processing, superb scaling and aspect ratio control. The Vision 120
is enhanced further by significant horizontal and vertical lens shift capability for maximum
installation flexibility.
The Vision 120’s 16:9 native aspect ratio DMD array makes it ideal for widescreen viewing,
while its 3-chip, 1920 x 1080 native resolution produces crisp, crystal clear high-definition
images with richly saturated colors, deep black levels and natural, highly refined detail.
This advanced design provides pure digital connections from input to light engine for
absolutely stellar pictures. In addition, Vidikron’s multiple aspect ratio control includes its
unique IntelliWide™ mode for viewing standard video formats in widescreen without loss of
image quality.
For uncompromising widescreen reproduction of movies originally filmed in the “scope”
(2.35:1) format, the Vision 120 can be equipped with Vidikron’s patent-pending CineWide™
technology, a combination of software, electronics and high-quality anamorphic optics.
CineWide maintains constant vertical height on the screen just as in a movie theater. When a
viewer transitions from 1.78:1 (16:9) program material to 2.35:1, the image simply gets wider
while full height is maintained. Also available with the Vision 120 is CineWide with
AutoScope™, an enhanced, remote-controlled motorized version of CineWide.
CineWide requires the use of a 2.35:1 or similar aspect ratio superwide format
screen.
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Note
Discrete IR and RS-232 control make custom installation seamless, while discrete source and
aspect ratio selection accommodate any automation control system.
The Vision 120 offers these key features and benefits:
Key Features and Benefits
• Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (16:9 Native Aspect Ratio)
• Three-chip Digital Light Processing (DLP™) system
• Two HDMI Inputs (on VHD Controller) with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(HDCP)
• HDTV Compatible
• Multiple lens options for stunning sharpness and throw distance flexibility
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Parts List ➤
Your Vision 120 is shipped with the following items. If any items are missing or damaged,
please contact your Vidikron dealer or Vidikron Customer Service at (888) 4VIDIKRON.
• Vision Model 120 DLP Projector and VHD Controller
• Remote Control Unit and two (2), AAA-size batteries
• AC Power Cords for Projector and VHD Controller
• Dual-Link DVI Cable, length specified at time of order; available lengths range from
7.5 meters to 30 meters (24.6 feet to 98.4 feet)
• Rack-mount hardware for the VHD Controller
• Warranty information and registration card
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• Vidikron Vision Model 120 Owner’s Operating Manual (this document)
Optional Accessories:
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• CineWide™ technology (fixed, secondary anamorphic lens)
• CineWide™ with AutoScope™ system (secondary anamorphic lens and motorized mount)
• Ceiling mount kit (part number VIHK-000180)
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• Cool-cube™ Exhaust Kit
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2. Controls and Functions
2.1
Vision 120 at a Glance
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Figure 2-1 shows the key Vision 120 components.
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Figure 2-1. Vision 120 Front/Bottom/Side View
1.
PRIMARY PROJECTION LENS
2.
VIDIKRON LOGO
The logo can be rotated to match the projector orientation: inverted (ceiling-mounted)
or upright. To rotate the logo, grip it at the sides, pull it away from the projector and
rotate it 180 degrees.
3.
EXHAUST VENTS
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2.2
Vision 120 Rear Panel
Figure 2-2 shows the Vision 120 rear panel.
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Remove the screw to
pull off the lamp cover.
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SERVICE PORT
AUTHORIZED
PERSONNEL ONLY
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Figure 2-2. Vision 120 Rear Panel
1.
LAMP COVER
Remove this cover to access the lamp compartment.
2.
RUN LED
Lights blue to indicate that the projector is functioning normally.
3.
LEFT BUTTON
Used to move the menu cursor left in the Vision 120 menu system.
4.
UP BUTTON
Used to move the menu cursor up in the Vision 120 menu system.
5.
DOWN BUTTON
Used to move the menu cursor down in the Vision 120 menu system.
6.
RIGHT BUTTON
Used to move the menu cursor right in the Vision 120 menu system.
7.
STAND-BY LED
Lights orange to indicate that the projector is in standby mode.
8.
SOFT POWER BUTTON
Press once to turn on the Vision 120. Press it again to put the projector into Standby
mode. For a discrete on or off command, you can use the direct access buttons on the
remote control (see Figure 2-5).
9.
PATTERN BUTTON
Press PATTERN to access the internal test pattern menu. Use arrow keys to select a
pattern and press SELECT to confirm. Press PATTERN again to return to the selected
source.
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10. POWER INPUT (100 to 240 VAC)
Connect the Vision 120 to power here.
11. SERVICE PORT
For use by authorized service personnel only.
12. USB-B
High-speed service port (for future use).
13. DVI-DL (Dual-Link)
An HDCP-compliant, dual-link digital video input for connecting the output from the
VHD Controller.
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14. SELECT BUTTON
Press SELECT to confirm your selection of a highlighted choice on the On-Screen Display
(OSD).
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Pressing the MENU button brings up the main Vision 120 menu. Also, if you are in an
adjustment mode or function, pressing MENU brings the menu back one level.
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2.3
VHD Controller Front
Panel
Figure 2-3 shows the controls and indicators on the VHD Controller front panel; the
paragraphs that follow describe them.
Component RCA
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Figure 2-3. VHD Controller Front Panel
IR SENSOR
Receives IR commands from the remote.
2.
VACUUM FLUORESCENT DISPLAY (VFD)
Can be used instead of the OSD. Displays currently-selected menu or – if no menu is
selected – the current source, input resolution and aspect ratio.
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If an error condition occurs, a message
appears here indicating the cause:
Please check issue(s)
Communication Error
3.
PATTERN BUTTON
Press PATTERN to access the internal test pattern menu. Use arrow keys to select a
pattern and press SELECT to confirm. Press PATTERN again to return to the selected
source.
4.
LEFT BUTTON
Used to direct-select inputs or move the menu cursor left in the OSD. When no menu is
present on-screen, the LEFT button toggles through the different sources, in this order:
HDMI 2 - HDMI 1 - HD3 (VGA/Y-Pb-Pr) - HD 2 (BNC) - HD 1 (RCA) - S-Video - Composite
(VID)
5.
DOWN BUTTON
Use to direct-select aspect ratios or move the menu cursor down in the OSD. When no
menu is present on-screen, the DOWN button toggles through the different aspect
ratios, in this order:
IntelliWide 2.35 - Cinema - IntelliWide - Letterbox - 4:3 - 16:9
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RIGHT BUTTON
Used to direct-select inputs or move the menu cursor right in the OSD. When no menu is
present on-screen, the RIGHT button toggles through the different sources, in this order:
Composite (VID) - S-Video - HD 1 (RCA) - HD 2 (BNC) - HD 3 (VGA/Y-Pb-Pr) - HDMI 1 HDMI 2
7.
MENU BUTTON
Pressing the MENU button brings up the main menu. Also, if you are in an adjustment
mode or function, pressing MENU brings the menu back one level.
8.
RUN LED
– Lights blue to indicate that the projector is functioning normally.
– Flashes blue (one second on/one second off) to indicate an error condition.
– Flashes blue (one half-second on/one half-second off) for approximately 90 seconds
after the system is turned off.
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ISSUE LED
Lights red to indicate an error condition.
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10. UP BUTTON
Use to direct-select aspect ratios or move the menu cursor up in the OSD. When no
menu is present on-screen, the UP button toggles through aspect ratios in the following
order:
16:9 - 4:3 - Letterbox - IntelliWide - Cinema - IntelliWide 2.35
(IntelliWide 2.35 is available only on CineWide-equipped projectors. For more
information about aspect ratios, refer to Table 4-1.)
11. SELECT BUTTON
Press SELECT to confirm your selection of a highlighted choice on the OSD.
12. STAND-BY LED
Lights orange to indicate that the projector is in standby mode.
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13. SOFT POWER BUTTON
Press once to turn on the Vision 120. Press it again to put the projector into Standby
mode. For a discrete on or off command, you can use the direct access buttons on the
remote control (see Figure 2-5).
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Controls and Functions
2.4
VHD Controller Rear Panel
Figure 2-4 shows the rear connector panel on the VHD Controller.
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HD1 (RCA)
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RS-232 / 485
SYSTEM CONTROL INTERFACE
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INPUTS
WIRED
REMOTE
HD2 (BNC)
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SERVICE ONLY
1 2 3
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Service port.
Not for user
access
Pb / B
Pb / B
Hs
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Vs
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Y/G
TRIGGERS
HDMI
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HD3 (VGA / Y-Pb-Pr)
COMPOSITE
S-VIDEO
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Figure 2-4. VHD Controller Rear Panel
1.
POWER INPUT (100 to 240 VAC)
Connect the VHD Controller to power here.
2.
MAIN AC FUSE
This is the main AC input fuse (5mm x 20mm, 500 mA, 250V slow-blow).
3.
MAIN POWER SWITCH
Disconnects or applies power to the VHD Controller.
4.
DVI-DL (DUAL-LINK) OUTPUT (1080p)
Connect this to the VHD Input at the rear of the Vision 120 (see Figure 2-2).
5.
SERVICE ONLY
For future use.
6.
WIRED REMOTE
Wired input from an external remote control or infrared receiver. It is a 3.5-mm, mini
phono jack, wired as follows:
Ring = +5V
Tip = IR Input (TTL level)
Sleeve = Ground
Note
When an external remote control or infrared receiver is connected to the
wired IR input, the IR sensor on the front of the VHD Controller is disabled.
7.
RS-232/485 CONTROL PORT
A male, 9-pin D-sub connector for interfacing with a PC or home theater
automation/control system. (Currently, only RS-232 interface is supported.)
8.
12-VOLT (750 mA) TRIGGER OUTPUTS
Connection for up to three (3), 12-volt trigger-controlled devices. These can be
retractable screens, screen masks or the Vidikron CineWide with AutoScope system.
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9.
HDMI I (1) / HDMI II (2) (Digital)
Two, HDCP-compliant digital video inputs for connecting a DVD player, HD tuner or
other digital video source (up to 1080p) with a DVI or HDMI output.
10. HD3 INPUT
Provides a standard, 15-pin VGA-style connection to either an RGB or component
high-definition source, or to a personal computer. The VHD Controller automatically
detects the input signal resolution.
11. COMPOSITE VIDEO INPUT
Standard composite video input for connecting a VCR, laser disc player or other
composite video source.
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12. S-VIDEO INPUT
A standard S-Video input for connecting a DVD player, satellite receiver or Super VHS
(S-VHS) VCR.
13. HD2 INPUT
Five BNCs for connecting either RGB or component high-definition sources (up to
1080p). The VHD Controller automatically detects the input signal resolution.
14. HD1 INPUT
Five RCA-type connectors for either RGB or component high-definition sources (up to
1080p). The VHD Controller automatically detects the input signal resolution.
For best results, do not run your DVD player in progressive mode.
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Figure 2-5 shows the Vision 120 remote control, and the paragraphs that follow describe its
functionality.
LIGHT
ON
OFF
SOURCE
VID
S-VID
HDMI1
HD1
HD2
HD3
HDMI2
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Vision 120 Remote Control
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INFO
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ENTER
EXIT
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CONT
COL
MENU
TINT
PICTURE MEMORY
CUST1
ISF
NIGHT
ISF
DAY
5
CUST2
ASPECT RATIO
16:9
4:3
LBOX
IWIDE
CINEMA
1
2
IWIDE
2.35
3
4
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FOCUS
FOCUS
ZOOM
ZOOM
LENS
LENS
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Figure 2-5. Vision 120 Remote Control
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LIGHT
Press to illuminate the buttons.
2.
ON / OFF
Use these buttons to turn the projector on or off.
3.
Source Selection Buttons:
VID
Press to select Composite video input as the source.
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Press to select the S-Video input as the source.
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Press to select an HDMI input.
HD 1 / HD 2 / HD 3
Press to select the HD 1 (RCA), HD 2 (BNC) or HD 3 (PC) video input as the source.
4.
INFO
Press to display input signal and product information.
Cursor Keys ( , , , )
Use these buttons to select items or settings, adjust settings or switch display patterns.
EXIT
Press to save menu item setting(s), exit the current menu and return to the previous one.
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ENTER
Press to select a highlighted menu item or confirm a changed setting. This button
functions similarly to the SELECT button on the projector rear panel (Figure 2-2) or VHD
Controller front panel (Figure 2-3).
MENU
Press this button to show or hide the OSD controls.
5.
Picture Adjustment Buttons:
BRT (Brightness)
Press to adjust black level.
CONT (Contrast)
Press to adjust white level.
COL (Color)
Press to adjust color intensity.
TNT (Tint)
Press to adjust color hues.
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6.
Memory Preset Buttons:
CUST1
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “Custom 1” memory preset.
ISF NIGHT
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “ISF Night” memory preset.
ISF DAY
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “ISF Day” memory preset.
Aspect Ratio Selection Buttons
Use these buttons to select an aspect ratio directly, as follows:
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CUST2
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “Custom 2” memory preset.
16:9
For viewing 16:9 DVDs or HDTV programs in their native aspect ratio.
4:3
Scales the input signal to fit 4:3 display mode in the center of the screen.
LBOX (Letterbox)
For viewing LaserDisc movies or non-anamorphic DVDs on a 16:9 screen.
IWIDE (IntelliWide)
Enlarges a 4:3 image horizontally in a NON-linear fashion to fit 16:9 full screen display.
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CINEMA
For viewing 2.35:1 source material.
IWIDE 2.35 (IntelliWide 2.35 – CineWide-equipped projectors only)
Selects the IntelliWide 2.35 aspect ratio, used for viewing 16:9 source material on a 2.35:1
screen.
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0-9
Use these keys to enter numeric characters.
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Motorized Lens Controls:
FOCUS
To focus the image, press FOCUS. Then, press and hold the UP or DOWN button. When
finished, press MENU or EXIT.
ZOOM
To adjust the projected image size, press ZOOM. Then, press and hold the UP button to
zoom in (enlarge) or the DOWN button to zoom out (reduce). When finished, press
MENU or EXIT.
LENS (Lens Shift)
To adjust the lens position, press LENS. Then, press and hold the RIGHT, LEFT, UP or
DOWN button. When finished, press MENU or EXIT.
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3.1
Remote Control
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To install batteries in the remote control,
press up on the battery cover retainer clip
and lift off the cover. Install the two AAA
batteries with the correct polarity and then
replace the cover.
• Make sure that the battery polarities are correct when installing the batteries.
Notes on Batteries
• Do not mix an old battery with a new one or different types of batteries.
• If you will not use the remote control for a long time, remove the batteries to avoid
damage from battery leakage.
• Make sure that there is nothing obstructing the infrared beam between the remote
control and the IR receiver on the projector.
• If the effective range of the remote control decreases, or it stops working, replace the
batteries with new ones.
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• The remote control may fail to operate if the infrared remote sensor is exposed to bright
sunlight or fluorescent lighting.
• Ambient conditions may possibly impede the operation of the remote control. If this
happens, point the remote control at the projector, and repeat the operation.
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3.2
Quick Setup
Table 3-1 gives a quick overview of the Vision 120 installation process. The sections following
this one provide detailed instructions.
Note
Installation should be performed by a qualified custom video installation
specialist.
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Table 3-1. Installation Overview
Procedure
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Choose a location for the projector
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If installing a Vision 120/CineWide or Vision
120/CineWide with AutoScope: Install fixed CineWide base
plate or AutoScope lens motor
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2
3
Mount the projector
30
4
Connect the VHD Controller to the projector
31
5
Connect signal sources to the VHD Controller
32
6
Connect external controller to RS-232 port (optional)
37
7
Connect 12-volt trigger outputs to AutoScope lens motor
and/or other equipment (optional)
38
8
Connect projector, VHD Controller and lens motor (if present)
to AC power and power up
40
9
For rear-screen and/or ceiling-mount installations, select the
proper picture orientation
40
10
Primary lens adjustments: projected image size (zoom),
position (shift) and focus
19, 41
11
Install CineWide anamorphic lens (optional)
42
12
CineWide lens adjustments: position, pitch (angle), geometry
and focus
44
51 through 58
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Projector calibration: adjust the following for each input;
save settings when finished:
• Aspect ratio
• Brightness
• Contrast
• Color level
• Tint
• Input position
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Proper installation of your projector will ensure the quality of your display. Whether you are
installing a projector temporarily or permanently, you should take the following into account
to ensure your projector performs optimally.
Choose the installation type that best suits your needs: front or rear screen, floor mount or
inverted mount. Table 3-2 compares these various installation methods.
3.3
Installation Considerations
Installation Type
Table 3-2. Projector Installation Options
Considerations
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Front Screen, Floor Mount Installation
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Advantages
• Easy to set up
• Can be moved or changed quickly
• Easy to access
• Shares floor space with audience
Front Screen, Inverted Mount (ceiling) Installation
• Does not take up audience space
• Projector is unobtrusive
• Projector cannot be accidentally moved
• Installation is more permanent
• Projector access is more difficult
Rear Screen, Floor Mount Installation
• Projector is completely hidden
• Projector is easily accessed
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires separate room
• Installation cost is usually higher
Rear Screen, Inverted Mount (ceiling) Installation
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• Projector is completely hidden
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires separate room
• Installation cost is usually higher
Rear Screen, Floor Mount with Mirror
• Projector is completely hidden
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires less space behind screen than other
rear screen installations
• Requires separate room
• Installation cost is usually higher
In general, minimize or eliminate light sources directed at the screen. Contrast ratio in your
images will be noticeably reduced if light directly strikes the screen, such as when a shaft of
light from a window or floodlight falls on the image. Images may then appear washed out
and less vibrant.
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Throw Distance ➤
Throw distance is the distance measured from the front of the projector to the screen. This is
an important calculation in any projector installation as it determines whether or not you
have enough room to install your projector with a desired screen size and if your image will
be the right size for your screen.
You can quickly estimate the throw distance by taking the width of the screen and
multiplying it by the lens throw ratio; see Figure 3-1. The result of this calculation tells you
roughly how far back the projector should be positioned from the screen in order to project a
focused image large enough to fill the screen.
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Estimating Throw Distance
Throw Distance (TD) = Screen Width (w) x Lens Throw Ratio
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Figure 3-1. Estimating Throw Distance
Table 3-3 lists the available lens options for the Vision 120 and their associated throw ratios.
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Table 3-3. Vision 120 Lens Options and Throw Ratios
Lens Option
(Note 2)
Throw Range in inches, Throw Ratio
Throw Ratio with 96x54-inch (1.78:1) with Primary
with Primary
Screen
Lens and
Lens Only
Anamorphic
Minimum Maximum
Lens
Throw Range in inches,
with 126.9x54-inch
(2.35:1) Screen
Minimum
Maximum
A1
0.70 Fixed
67.20
A2
1.155 Fixed
110.88
B
1.42 - 1.79
136.32
171.84
C
1.86 - 2.51
178.56
240.96
1.42 - 1.88
180.20
238.57
D
2.67 - 4.19
256.32
402.24
2.03 - 3.13
257.61
397.20
E
4.32 - 6.98
414.72
670.08
3.15 - 5.48
399.74
695.41
Not Applicable (Note 2)
Notes:
1. Throw distance does not affect image quality, provided these ranges are taken into account.
2. Only the C, D and E lenses can be used with the optional CineWide (secondary anamorphic) lens. Doing so
affects the throw distances as shown here.
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Proper placement of the projector relative to the screen will yield a rectangular,
perfectly-centered image that completely fills the screen.
Vertical and Horizontal
Position
Ideally, the projector should be positioned perpendicular to the screen and in such a way
that the lens center and screen center are aligned with each other, as shown in Figure 3-2.
Ceiling Installation
Ceiling
Height
Projection Distance
Lens Center
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Floor Installation
Height
Lens Center
x
Screen
Lens Center
Lens Center
Projection Distance
Floor
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Figure 3-2. Projector Placement
If it is not possible to align the projector and screen as shown in Figure 3-2, you can use the
lens shift controls to center the image on the screen. Lens shift is generally expressed as a
percentage of the screen height or width, as shown in Figure 3-3 and Figure 3-4.
Screen Center
0%
50% Height
Lens Shift
(0.5 x H)
Base plate
to lens center =
approx. 5-6" (depending
on the amount of lens shift)
100% Height
Lens Shift
(1.0 x H)
Note: This is a general example of lens shift. Lenses vary in their shift capabilities. No particular lens or
projector is used in this example.
Figure 3-3. Vertical Lens Shift (EXAMPLE ONLY)
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Vertical and Horizontal Lens
Shift
Installation
100% Width Lens Shift
(1.0 x W)
50% Width Lens Shift
(0.5 x W)
Screen Center
Screen Width (W)
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Note: This is a general example of lens shift. Lenses vary in their shift capabilities. No particular lens or
projector is used in this example.
Figure 3-4. Horizontal Lens Shift (EXAMPLE ONLY)
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Table 3-4 lists the lens shift limits for each available Vision 120 lens, as percentages and
absolute measurements with a 100 x 56 inch (1.78:1) screen.
Table 3-4. Vision 120 Vertical and Horizontal Lens Shift Limits
Lens Option
A1
A2
B
C
D
E
Lens Shift Limits, as Percentages of Screen Height or Width (Notes 1 and 2)
10%
31%
30%
32%
28%
30%
Down
10%
71%
61%
62%
65%
63%
Left
5%
17%
12%
Right
5%
17%
12%
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(Note 2)
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Lens Shift Limits in Inches, with a 100-by-56 inch (1.78:1) Screen
Up
5.60
Down
5.60
Left
5.00
Right
5.00
Vertical
Horizontal
Notes:
17.36
16.80
17.92
15.68
16.80
39.76
34.16
34.72
36.40
35.28
17.00
12.00
17.00
12.00
1. With no vertical or horizontal lens shift, the lens center and screen center are aligned with each other.
2. Vertical shift limits are percentages of the screen height. Horizontal shift limits are percentages of the
screen width.
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3. Vertical lens shift figures apply to ceiling mount configurations. For floor installations (where the
projector is upright), reverse the up/down vertical offset percentages.
In rear screen applications where space behind the projector is limited, a mirror may be used
to fold the optical path, as shown in Figure 3-5. The position of the projector and mirror must
be accurately set. If you are considering this type of installation, contact your dealer for
assistance.
Screen
Mirror
Figure 3-5. Folded Optics
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Other Considerations ➤
Other considerations and tips that can help improve your installation:
• Keep the ambient temperature constant and below 35°C (95°F). Keep the projector away
from heating and/or air conditioning vents. Changes in temperature may cause drifts in
the projector circuitry, which may affect performance.
• Keep the projector away from devices that radiate electromagnetic energy such as motors
and transformers. Common sources of these include slide projectors, speakers, power
amplifiers and elevators.
3.4
Installing the Primary
Projection Lens
Using a 2.5-mm hex wrench, loosen the
two hex screws holding the Projector
Front Jewelry in place.
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Remove the Lens Cavity Front Cover.
4.
Remove the Rear Lens Cap.
5.
Hold the lens assembly with the motor
facing the right side of the Lens Cavity.
Carefully insert the back of the lens
assembly into the hole in the lens flange.
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3.
Gently push the lens assembly in until it
is seated flush against the flange and the
motor connectors have seated.
Caution
Make sure to route the wire harness in its original position and away
from the moving lens stages and Motor Assembly, to prevent unexpected
disconnection or lens damage.
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Lock the lens in place by turning the Lens
Locking Nut (to the left of the lens) 180
degrees counter-clockwise. (Use a
6.0mm hex wrench.)
7.
Remove the Front Lens Cap.
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3.5
Installing the Optional
CineWide Lens Mount
8.
Replace the Lens Cavity Front Cover.
9.
Re-install the Projector Front Jewelry.
Tighten the hex screws at the top and
bottom of the jewelry to secure it.
If you are installing a standard (non-CineWide) Vision 120, skip this step and proceed with
Mounting the Vision 120 (page 30).
If you are installing a Vision 120/CineWide, proceed with Installing the Fixed CineWide Base
Plate (Vision 120/CineWide) (page 29).
If you are installing a Vision 120/CineWide with AutoScope, proceed as follows to install the
AutoScope lens motor.
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Note
1. Do not install the CineWide lens yet, only the fixed CineWide base plate
or AutoScope lens motor. You will install the CineWide lens after you
install the projector and adjust the primary lens.
2. Some components shipped with your projector may differ slightly from
what is shown in these instructions.
Figure 3-6 shows the Vision 120/CineWide with AutoScope motor assembly.
AutoScope 1
Lens
Motor
Y
3 CineWide with AutoScope
Ceiling Mt. Adapter/
Projector Stand, Right
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Installing the AutoScope Lens
Motor (Vision 120/CineWide
with AutoScope)
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4 CineWide with AutoScope
Ceiling Mt. Adapter/
Projector Stand, Left
Figure 3-6. Vision 120/CineWide with AutoScope Motor Assembly - Exploded View
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Remove Projector Front Feet: Place the
projector upside down on a blanket or
other soft surface. Loosen and remove the
two front feet on the projector.
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Remove
Install Ceiling Mount Adapters/Projector Stands: For ceiling installations, the adapters
bring the attachment points for the projector mounting rails (included with the projector
ceiling mount kit) from the bottom of the projector up and around the AutoScope lens motor
housing. For floor installations (where the projector is upright), the adapters allow the
projector to lie flat on the mounting surface.
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Using six (6) each of the supplied, M6 x 12mm Pan-Head Phillips screws (item #2), attach the
AutoScope Ceiling Mount Adapters/Projector Stands (items #3 and #4) to the projector as
shown in Figure 3-7.
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Figure 3-7. Vision 120 with Ceiling Mount Adapters/Projector Stands
Caution
DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN THE SCREWS.
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Install Lens Motor: Position the AutoScope Lens Motor (item #1) as shown in Figure 3-8.
Line up the mounting holes on the lens motor housing with those on the underside of the
projector. Secure the motor to the projector with the eight (8) remaining M6 x 12mm
Pan-Head Phillips screws (item #2).
Figure 3-8. AutoScope Lens Motor Installation
After you have installed the AutoScope lens motor, proceed with Mounting the Vision 120
(page 30).
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To install the fixed CineWide base plate on a Vision 120/CineWide:
Installing the Fixed CineWide
Base Plate (Vision
120/CineWide)
1.
Place the projector upside down on a blanket or other soft surface.
2.
Line up the mounting holes on the lens mount base plate with those on the bottom of
the projector, directly below the primary lens (see Figure 3-9).
3.
Secure the base plate to the projector with the screws provided for this purpose.
Y
Screw, Phillips
Pan-Head,
M6-1.0 x 12mm (4x)
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3.6
Mounting the Vision 120
There are several methods for mounting the projector. Depending on your chosen
installation, one method may be more suitable than another.
Floor Mounting (Upright) ➤
For fixed installations, and for those that want the projector out of sight or have a limited
space for projector and audience, you can invert the Vision 120 and suspend it from the
ceiling using a specially-designed ceiling mount fixture.
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Ceiling Mounting (Inverted) ➤
In typical front and rear screen installations, the projector can be mounted to a secure and
level surface such as a table or cart. Carts are useful when moving a projector during a
presentation or from site to site. If possible, lock the wheels when it’s in position to prevent it
from being moved during a presentation.
Use only the Vidikron-approved ceiling mount kit designed for your
projector (part number VIHK-000180). Install the mount kit according to
the instructions provided with it.
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The projector can also be inverted and placed in an enclosure above and behind the viewing
area. Install four feet on the inside bottom surface of the enclosure on which the projector
can rest. A variety of materials can be used for this purpose (for example, rubber crutch tips
or turntable feet).
Adjusting the Projection ➤
Angle
If the Vision 120 is ceiling-mounted and the screen is significantly lower than the projector,
you can tilt the projector at a slight angle by adjusting the ceiling mount.
If you do this, you may need to shift the image using the on-screen display (OSD) controls, to
compensate. For detailed instructions, refer to Using the On-Screen Menus on page 49.
Use only the Vidikron-approved ceiling mount kit designed for your
projector.
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Proceed as follows to connect the VHD Controller to the Vision 120, your video sources,
external controller(s) – if present – and AC power.
When connecting your equipment:
3.7
Connections to the Vision
120 and VHD Controller
• Turn off all equipment before making any connections.
• Use the correct signal cables for each source.
• Ensure that the cables are securely connected. Tighten the thumbscrews on connectors
that have them.
To access the connector panel, press
the door release button so it pops out.
Turn the knob clockwise or
counter-clockwise and pull gently on it
to open the door.
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Connector Panel Access
The Vision 120 is designed to receive only digital input signals directly from the companion
VHD Controller/Processor. All signal sources should be connected to the appropriate inputs
on the rear panel of the controller. The signal from the controller is then output to the Vision
120 projector through a DVI-DL (dual-link) cable.
You CANNOT connect a signal source with DVI output directly to the
Vision 120. It MUST be routed through the VHD Controller for proper
operation.
Note
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Use a Vidikron DVI Dual-Link (DVI-DL) cable to connect the output of the VHD Controller to
the input of the Vision 120; see Figure 3-7.
SERVICE PORT
AUTHORIZED
PERSONNEL ONLY
L
L
Remove the screw to
pull off the lamp cover.
Remove the screw to
pull off the lamp cover.
HD1 (RCA)
Y/G
Pr / R
HD2 (BNC)
Hs
Vs
Y/G
Pb / B
Pr / R
Hs
Vs
INPUTS
II
I
RS-232 / 485
SYSTEM CONTROL INTERFACE
III
WIRED
REMOTE
I
SERVICE ONLY
Pb / B
TRIGGERS
II
Service port.
Not for user
access
HD3 (VGA / Y-Pb-Pr)
HDMI
Figure 3-10. Connecting the Vision 120 to the VHD Controller
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COMPOSITE
S-VIDEO
Connecting the VHD
Controller to the Vision 120
Installation
Connect your video sources to the VHD Controller as shown and described in the sections
that follow.
HDMI Connections: See Figure 3-11.
Use the HDMI inputs whenever possible. This ensures the highest video
quality because the signal is carried in the digital domain throughout the
entire signal path, from source component output into the projector.
Tip
HD2 (BNC)
Vs
Pb / B
Hs
Pr / R
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Y
Connecting Source ➤
Components to the VHD
Controller
HD3 (VGA / Y-Pb-Pr)
COMPOSITE
Vs
S-VIDEO
II
I
HDMI
PR
HDMI Source
(HD-DVD/BD/DVD Player or
HD Tuner with
HDMI or DVI out)
Figure 3-11. HDMI Source Connections
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Digital (DTV) RGB or Component Video Connections: See Figure 3-12 and Figure 3-13.
Pr / R
Hs
Vs
Y/G
III
II
Pb / B
I
I
32 / 485
TRIGGERS
Pb / B
Hs
Pr / R
HD3 (VGA / Y-Pb-Pr)
II
COMPOSITE
R/Pr
H
V
Horiz
Vert
PR
B/Pb
S-VIDEO
HDMI
Green/Y Blue/Pb Red/Pr
G/Y
Vs
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HD2 (BNC)
Y
HD1 (RCA)
DTV or Progressive
Component (YPbPr) Source
DTV or Progressive
Component (YPbPr) Source
Figure 3-12. Digital (DTV) RGB or Component Video Connections (HD1, HD2)
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HD2 (BNC)
Y/G
Pb / B
Hs
Pr / R
HD3 (VGA / Y-Pb-Pr)
COMPOSITE
II
S-VIDEO
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DMI
Vs
Horiz
Vert
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Green/Y Blue/Pb Red/Pr
DTV or Progressive
Component (YPbPr) Source
Figure 3-13. Digital (DTV) RGB or Component Video Connections (HD3)
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Analog (Computer) RGB Connections: See Figure 3-14.
Horiz
Vert
Y
Green/Y Blue/Pb Red/Pr
HD2 (BNC)
Y/G
II
Pr / R
HD3 (VGA / Y-Pb-Pr)
Hs
COMPOSITE
Vs
S-VIDEO
PR
HDMI
Pb / B
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Figure 3-14. Analog RGB Connections
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S-Video/Composite Video Connections: See Figure 3-15.
HD2 (BNC)
Pb / B
Pr / R
HD3 (VGA / Y-Pb-Pr)
II
I
COMPOSITE
Vs
S-VIDEO
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Hs
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Y/G
DVD Player, VCR,
Satellite Receiver,
Laser Disc etc.
Figure 3-15. S-Video and Composite Video Connections
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Use a “null-modem” 9-pin RS-232 cable to connect a PC or home theater control/automation
system (if present) to the RS-232/485 port on the VHD Controller; see Figure 3-16.
For more information about using this connection, refer to Serial Communications on
page 67.
5
4
3
1
2
HD1
Y/G
7
6
Y
2 Receive Data
3 Transmit Data
5 Ground
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Control System
or PC
8
INPUTS
I
SERVICE ONLY
9
Pr / R
II
Service port.
Not for user
access
Pb / B
RS-232 / 485
TRIGG
(none of the other pins are used)
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Figure 3-16. RS-232 Control System Connection
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RS-232 Controller
Connection
Installation
Connecting 12-Volt Trigger ➤
Outputs to External Theater
Equipment
If your Vision 120 is equipped with a CineWide with AutoScope system, connect the
AutoScope lens motor to a 12-volt trigger output on the VHD Controller; see Figure 3-17.
Similarly connect other 12-volt trigger-activated equipment (such as retractable screens or
screen masks) to the other trigger outputs.
For more information on using the VHD Controller triggers, refer to Triggers on page 62.
AC Input
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AutoScope Lens Motor (Rear)
3.5-mm
mini plug
HD1 (RCA)
Sleeve = Ground
Y/G
Pb / B
Pr / R
Hs
Vs
Y
Tip = +12V
INPUTS
III
II
I
I
RS-232 / 485
ERFACE
TRIGGERS
I
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Retractable Screen or other
12-volt trigger-activated
device
DHD Controller
Rear Panel
HDMI
Figure 3-17. 12-volt Trigger Output Connections
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If infrared signals from the remote control cannot reach the VHD Controller due to excessive
distance or obstructions such as walls or cabinet doors, you can connect an external IR
receiver to the WIRED REMOTE input on the VHD Controller to extend the range of the
remote control. See Figure 3-18.
IR Receiver
VHD Controller
Rear Panel
0
6
235
I-WIDE
CUST2
TINT
2
5
LENS
LENS
9
ZOOM
ZOOM
FOCUS
FOCUS
Service port.
Not for user
access
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Y
1
A
3
CINEM
7
CUST1
16:9
8
4
COL
ISF
DAY
LBOX
4:3
NIGHT
ENTER
PICTU
RE MEMO
RY
ISF
CONT
BRT
EXIT
ASPECT
RATIO
MENU
HDMI2
HDMI1
HD3
SOUR
CE
S-VID
HD2
INFO
LIGHT
VID
Ring = +5V
Tip = IR Input
Sleeve = Ground
Pb / B
(3.5-mm
mini phono
plug)
SERVICE ONLY
WIRED
REMOTE
SYSTEM CONTROL INTERFACE
I
HD1
HD1 (RC
Y/G
II
ON
OFF
Remote
Control
RS-232 / 485
TRIGGERS
Figure 3-18. External IR Receiver Connection
When an external IR receiver is connected to the wired IR input, the
built-in IR sensor on the VHD Controller is disabled.
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Connecting an External IR
Receiver to the VHD
Controller
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Connecting to AC Power ➤
Projector/VHD Controller: Plug the female end of one power cord into the AC receptacle on
the rear of the Vision 120 (AC 100V ~ 240V). Then, connect the other end to your AC power
source.
Similarly connect the VHD Controller to a nearby AC outlet.
AutoScope Lens Motor: With AutoScope-equipped projectors, an additional power cord is
provided for the lens motor. Plug the female end of the AC power cord into the AC input on
the rear of the lens motor assembly. Connect the other end to a 110 VAC power source.
The input voltage to the AutoScope lens motor must be between 100 and
120 VAC. Do not connect the AutoScope lens motor to a 200-240 VAC
power source!
3.8
Turning on the Power
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1.
Turn on your source components.
2.
Turn on the main power switch at the rear of the VHD Controller.
3.
If this is an AutoScope-equipped projector, turn on the main power switch at the rear of
the AutoScope lens motor. The lens motor power switch is located next to the AC input
(see Figure 3-17).
4.
Press the ON button on the remote control – or the SOFT PWR button on the VHD
Controller front panel – to turn on the system. The vacuum fluorescent display on the
VHD Controller front panel briefly displays “Starting Display.”
5.
When the projector is ready for use (after about 20 seconds), the RUN LED on the VHD
Controller front panel lights solid blue. The fluorescent display indicates the current
input source, aspect ratio and input resolution; for example:
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Current Input Source
3.9
Adjusting the Picture
Orientation
V120
Component RCA
16:9
480I
Aspect Ratio
Input Resolution
By default, the Vision 120 is configured for a “floor/front” installation, in which the projector is
installed upright and in front of the screen. If it is installed behind the screen and/or inverted,
you must change the picture orientation. To do this:
1.
Press MENU.
2.
Select Service from the Main Menu and enter the Service Menu passcode.
3.
Select Display Device from the Service Menu.
4.
Select Installation from the Display Device menu.
5.
Choose Floor Rear, Ceiling Front or Ceiling Rear, to match the installation method.
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You must enter a passcode to access the Service menu.
To access the motorized lens controls, use the FOCUS, ZOOM and LENS buttons on the Vision
120 remote control unit (described on page 14).
3.10
Primary Lens Adjustments
Alternatively, select Display Device from the Service Menu. Select Configure, then Lens from
the Display Device menu. The Lens menu gives you a great deal of control over the picture
size, position and focus:
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To focus the projected image, use the cursor buttons to highlight “In” or “Out.” Then, press
and hold the ENTER button on the remote control.
To make the picture smaller (zoom out), use the cursor buttons to highlight the minus sign
(-). Then, press and hold the ENTER button on the remote control.
Focus
Zoom
To enlarge the picture (zoom in), use the cursor buttons to highlight the plus sign (+). Then,
press and hold the ENTER button on the remote control.
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To change the projected image position, use the cursor buttons to highlight “Left,” “Right,”
“Up” or “Down” in the Lens menu. Then, press and hold the ENTER button to shift the image
in that direction.
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Vertical and Horizontal Lens
Shift
Installation
Note
It is extremely important that the primary lens is properly adjusted
before you install the anamorphic lens. Ensure that the image from
the primary lens is perfectly centered on the screen.
The Vision 120 Anamorphic lens mount kit consists of everything shown in Figure 3-19. Some
components shipped with your projector may differ slightly from what is shown in these
instructions. If any items are missing or damaged, please contact your Vidikron dealer or
Vidikron Customer Service at (888) 4VIDIKRON.
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Attach Lens Mounting ➤
Assembly to Lens Motor
Carriage Plate (CineWide
with AutoScope) or Base
Plate (fixed CineWide)
If you are installing a CineWide-equipped projector, proceed as follows to install and adjust
the anamorphic lens.
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3.11
Installing and Adjusting
the CineWide Anamorphic
Lens
1 Lens Adapter Ring and
Mounting Screws (3x)
10 Anamorphic Lens
Set Screw
9 Pitch Adjustment
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2 Pitch Adjustment Yoke for Lens
3 Height/Y Adjustment
T-Screw (2x)
4 Pitch Adjustment
T-Screw (2x)
5 Anamorphic Lens
Holder
8 Yaw/X Adjustment
Lever (2x)
6 1/4-20 Hex Bolt (2x)
and Washer (2x)
7 AutoScope Carriage Plate
or Fixed CineWide Base
Plate
Figure 3-19. Vision 120 Anamorphic Lens Mounting Assembly - Exploded View
1.
Remove the two Yaw/X Adjustment Levers (item #8) from the bottom of the Anamorphic
Lens Holder (item #5).
2.
Place the Anamorphic Lens Holder on top of the AutoScope Carriage Plate or fixed
CineWide Base Plate (item #7). Position the bracket so that the long slot at the bottom of
the lens holder is perpendicular to the corresponding slots on the plate.
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3.
Secure the Anamorphic Lens Holder to the plate using the Hex Bolts/Washers (item #6)
and Yaw/X Adjustment Levers that you removed in Step 1.
4.
Use the Lens Mounting Screws to attach the Lens Adapter Ring (item #1) to the Pitch
Adjustment Yoke (item #2); see Figure 3-20. (Use the round, threaded holes on the yoke.)
5.
Use the Height/Y Adjustment T-Screws (item #3), Pitch Adjustment T-Screws (item #4)
and T-Nuts (item #9) to attach the Pitch Adjustment Yoke and Lens Adapter Ring to the
Anamorphic Lens Holder. The Yoke should be as close to the primary lens as possible.
6.
Attach the lens to the Lens Adapter Ring by threading it clockwise.
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Configure Lens Motor Trigger ➤
CineWide with AutoScope maintains constant image height independent of the aspect ratio,
while using the full display resolution of the projector. It accomplishes this by moving the
anamorphic lens in front of the primary lens when widescreen material is being viewed.
When the viewer transitions back to 16:9 or 4:3 source material, the anamorphic lens moves
out of the light path.
To configure the lens motor trigger on the VHD Controller for proper AutoScope operation:
Project a 2.35:1 aspect ratio test pattern or other image on the screen.
2.
Press MENU on the remote control and enter the Service menu passcode.
3.
Select Service from the Main menu.
4.
Select Triggers from the Service menu.
5.
Assign the trigger output to which the lens motor is connected to the Cinema and
IntelliWide 2.35 aspect ratios. This enables the lens motor to move the anamorphic lens
into position (in front of the primary lens) when either aspect ratio is selected.
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To save the trigger settings, press
7.
Select the Cinema aspect ratio to move the anamorphic lens into position, if it isn’t
already. To do this, press CINEMA on the VHD Controller remote control (Figure 2-5), or
press or repeatedly with no menus visible on-screen.
repeatedly to highlight “Save.” Then, press ENTER.
Adjusting the Horizontal (X) Lens Position:
1.
Project a white field on the screen.
2.
Loosen the Yaw/X-Adjustment Levers underneath the lens.
3.
Slowly move the anamorphic lens into place so that there are no shadows on either side
of the screen:
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Adjust the Anamorphic Lens ➤
6.
Too Far Left
Correct position
Too Far Right
4.
When the horizontal position is properly set, tighten the Yaw/X-Adjustment Levers to
secure the lens in place.
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Adjusting the Height (Y): With the white field still on-screen, loosen the
Height/Y Adjustment T-Screws on either side of the lens. Then, slowly move the anamorphic
lens into place so that there are no shadows on the top or bottom of the screen:
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Too Low
Correct position
Too High
When the height is properly set, tighten the Height Adjustment T-Screws to secure the lens in
place.
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Pitch (Angle): Next, angle the lens to even out any top-to-bottom pincushion distortion. To
do this, loosen the Pitch Adjustment T-Screws (directly below the Height/Y Adjustment
T-Screws) on either side of the lens to allow it to pivot freely. Then, adjust the anamorphic
lens angle so that the projected image is rectangular:
Correct Lens Angle
Incorrect Lens Angle
The anamorphic lens will almost always be angled with respect to the projector; this is
normal.
Once the proper lens angle has been set, firmly tighten the Pitch Adjustment T-Screws to
secure the lens in place.
Note
There may be some pincushion distortion even after the lens is properly
adjusted, especially at shorter throw distances. If this is the case, Vidikron
recommends that you slightly over-scan the image into the screen frame
area to mask the distortion.
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Adjusting the Yaw: Loosen the Yaw/X-Adjustment Levers to allow the lens to pivot freely
from side to side. Then, angle the lens to even out any left-right pincushion distortion:
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Anamorphic Lens (Top View)
Correct Position
Wrong Position
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Once the proper lens angle has been set, firmly tighten the Yaw/X-Adjustment Levers to
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Adjusting the Geometry:
Input an anamorphic cross-hatch test pattern to the projector.
2.
Unscrew the Anamorphic Lens just enough to allow it to rotate freely.
3.
Grasp the lens by the center ring and rotate the lens until the image is properly
anamorphic:
Y
1.
4.
Correct Position
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Wrong Position
When the image geometry appears correct, tighten the Anamorphic
Lens Set Screw (item #10) to secure the lens in place. (When viewed
from the front, the rear opening on the anamorphic lens should
appear as a tall, narrow oval.)
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Focus: Finally, rotate the Focus Ring on the anamorphic lens
to fine-tune the optical focus.
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To display the Main Menu, press the MENU button on the remote control (Figure 2-5), VHD
Controller front panel (Figure 2-3) or projector rear panel (Figure 2-2).
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To select a menu item, use the and buttons on the remote control, VHD Controller front
panel or projector rear panel to highlight it. Then, to confirm your selection, press ENTER on
the remote control (or SELECT on the VHD Controller front panel or projector rear panel).
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The Vision 120 OSD menus are arranged hierarchically, as shown in Figure 4-1. Depending on
the selected input source and signal characteristics, some menu options may not be
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4.1
Using the On-Screen
Menus
Operation
Picture
Input Position
ISF Presets
Information
(read-only)
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Test Video
ISF Night - Input Image
ISF Night - Input Color
Note: IntelliWide 2.35 is
available only on Vision 120
projectors equipped with the
CineWide option (secondary
anamorphic lens).
ISF Day - Display Color
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Aspect Ratio
ISF Night - Display Color
Calibration
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Input Source
Composite
S-Video
Component RCA (HD1)
Component BNC (HD2)
Component PC (HD3)
RGB RCA (HD1)
RGB BNC (HD2)
RGB PC (HD3)
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
16:9
4:3
Letterbox
IntelliWide
Cinema
IntelliWide 2.35
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Left/Right
Up/Down
Width
Height
Overscan
Phase
(RGB/Component signals only)
Recall ISF Night
Recall ISF Day
Recall/Save Custom 1
Recall/Save Custom 2
Reset Custom 1 & 2 to Factory Default
Resolution
Firmware Versions
OSD Version
Display Device - Configure
Service
HD Format
Triggers
ISF Day - Input Color
Save ISF Settings
Output Shift
Splash Timer
OSD Position
Horizontal Ramp
Vertical Ramp
Color Bars 1
Color Bars 2
Installation
Lens
Picture Orientation:
Floor Front
Ceiling Front
Floor Rear
Ceiling Rear
Focus
Zoom
Shift
Lamp Info
(read-only)
Hours in use etc.
Diagnostic
White, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Cyan,
Magenta
HD 1 (RCA)
HD 2 (BNC)
HD 3 (PC)
I / II / III (1 / 2 / 3)
Language
Miscellaneous
ISF Day - Input Image
Gain
Offset
Gamma
Color Temp
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gain
Offset
Chroma Delay
Noise Filter
Gain
Offset
Gamma
Color Temp
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gain
Offset
Chroma Delay
Noise Filter
Back / Confirm
Left/Right
Up/Down
Width
Height
5 ... 60 sec.
Horiz. / Vert.
(0, 1, 2 ... 100)
OSD Timer
Film Mode
(SD sources only)
CUE
(Chroma Upsampling Error)
Motion Threshold
COMP or RGB
English, Français, Deutsch, Español or
Italiano
0 or 5 ... 60 sec.
On / Off
On / Off
0, 1, 2 ... 15
System Reset
Restore Saved Settings
Figure 4-1. VHD Controller OSD Menu Structure for Vision 120
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The Main Menu is the starting point for accessing all projector functions.
Main Menu
(The Calibration and Service menus are hidden and not accessible until you enter a
passcode.)
Vision Model 120
Input Source
Aspect Ratio
Picture
Input Position
ISF Presets
Information
Calibration
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Service
From the Main Menu, select Input Source to choose a video signal source.
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The active source is indicated by an arrow (>) to its left; in this example, Composite is the
active source.
To change the aspect ratio (size and shape) of the projected image, select Aspect Ratio from
the Main Menu and press ENTER or SELECT. Select the appropriate aspect ratio for your
screen size and the type of program material being viewed; refer to Table 4-1.
The currently-selected aspect ratio is indicated by a “7” to its left; in this example, 16:9 is
selected.
Note
The aspect ratio selection is automatically saved for each input and
resolution.
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Input Source
Input Source
>
Composite
S-Video
Component RCA (HD1)
Component BNC (HD2)
Component PC (HD3)
RGB RCA (HD1)
RGB BNC (HD2)
RGB PC (HD3)
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
Aspect Ratio
Aspect Ratio
7
…
…
…
…
…
16:9
4:3
Letterbox
IntelliWide
Cinema
IntelliWide 2.35
Operation
Table 4-1. Aspect Ratio Settings
Aspect Ratio
Remote
Control
Key
16:9
16:9
Description
Select 16:9 to view 16:9 DVDs and
HDTV programs in their native
aspect ratio.
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16:9 Screen (Display)
4:3 images are stretched
horizontally to fit a 16:9 screen.
4:3 Image, stretched to fill
16:9 Screen (Display)
4:3
4:3
4:3 Image on
16:9 Screen (Display)
LBOX
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Letterbox
4:3 Image on
16:9 Display
(Letterbox aspect ratio)
IntelliWide
IWIDE
4:3 Image on
16:9 Screen (Display)
Standard 4:3 scales the input
signal to fit in the center of the
16:9 screen. 4:3 is the aspect ratio
used by computer monitors,
standard television programming
and most VHS video cassettes.
Letterbox mode scales (zooms in
on) a 4:3 image linearly (by the
same amount on all sides) to fill a
16:9 display.
Letterbox is best suited for
viewing LaserDisc movies or
non-anamorphic DVDs on a 16:9
screen.
IntelliWide scales a 4:3 image
NON-linearly (more on the sides
than in the center) to fit a 16:9
screen.
4:3 Image on
16:9 Screen
with IntelliWide
4:3 Image on
2.35:1 Screen
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centered between black bars on
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Table 4-1. Aspect Ratio Settings (continued)
Aspect Ratio
Remote
Control
Key
Cinema
CINEMA
Description
Select Cinema to view 2.35 source
material in its native aspect ratio.
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2.35:1 Image on
16:9 Screen
(Cinema aspect ratio / no CineWide)
With a 16:9 screen and a
non-CineWide projector (no
anamorphic lens), the upper and
lower portions of the screen are
masked, but the geometry of the
active image area is unchanged.
2.35:1 Image on
2.35:1 Screen
(Cinema aspect ratio / CineWide)
IntelliWide 2.35
IWIDE
2.35
16:9
16:9 Image
Image on
on
2.35:1
2.35:1 Screen
Screen
With a 2.35:1 screen and a
CineWide-equipped projector,
the VHD Controller scales the
2.35:1 image so that the active
image area fills the 16:9 chip
surface, eliminating the black
bars. The secondary, anamorphic
lens then restores the proper
geometry to the 2.35:1 image.
A 16:9 image is scaled
NON-linearly (more on the sides
than in the center) to fit a 2.35:1
screen.
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IntelliWide 2.35 is available only
on the Vision 120/CineWide.
16:9 Image on
2.35:1 Screen with
Intelliwide 2.35
Use the controls in the Picture Menu to calibrate your Vision 120 for optimum picture quality.
The Vision 120 has been designed to incorporate setup and calibration standards established
by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF). The ISF has developed carefully crafted,
industry-recognized standards for optimal video performance and has implemented a
training program for technicians and installers to use these standards to obtain optimal
picture quality from Vidikron video display devices. Accordingly, Vidikron recommends that
setup and calibration be performed by an ISF certified installation technician.
All signal types require separate processing. Therefore, you need to calibrate each VHD
Controller input separately.
Note
When you change a picture quality setting, save the change to a preset
afterwards. Otherwise, the change will be lost when a different input is
selected. (Picture quality settings are saved for each input separately.) For
information about saving settings, refer to ISF Presets on page 58.
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Picture
Picture
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Operation
Although it may be possible to obtain satisfactory picture quality using the naked eye and
regular program material, Vidikron recommends using the following calibration tools for
best results:
• External test pattern source – Ovation Multimedia, Digital Video Essentials or AVIA test
DVD or equivalent.
• A blue filter (provided with many test DVDs), for color level and tint adjustments.
Connect your test pattern source to the input that you are calibrating and proceed as follows.
Perform the adjustments in the order listed here.
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Brightness: On your external test pattern source, select a PLUGE pattern. (PLUGE is an
acronym for “Picture Line-Up Generation Equipment.”) Figure 4-2 shows a typical PLUGE
pattern.
Below Black
Above Black
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Figure 4-2. Typical PLUGE Pattern for Adjusting Brightness
PLUGE patterns vary but generally consist of some combination of black, white and gray
areas against a black background. The example above includes two vertical bars and four
shaded boxes.
Select Brightness from the Picture menu and press ENTER or SELECT. Adjust the brightness
so that:
• The darkest black bars disappear into the background.
• The dark gray areas are barely visible.
• The lighter gray areas are clearly visible.
• The white areas are a comfortable level of true white.
• The image contains only black, gray and white (no color).
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Contrast: On your external test pattern source, select a stepped, gray-bar pattern like the
one shown in Figure 4-3.
Figure 4-3. Typical Gray Bar Pattern for Adjusting Contrast
Select Contrast and press ENTER or SELECT. Adjust the contrast to a point just below which
the white rectangle starts to increase in size.
Brightness and contrast controls are interactive. A change to one may
require a subtle change to the other in order to achieve the optimum
setting.
Note
blue
red
magenta
green
cyan
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yellow
gray
Color Saturation: On your external test pattern source, select a color bar pattern like the one
shown in Figure 4-4.
Figure 4-4. Typical Color Bar Pattern for Adjusting Color Saturation and Tint
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blue
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red
magenta
green
cyan
yellow
gray
Select Color and press ENTER or SELECT. While looking at the color bar pattern through a
blue filter, adjust the color saturation level until the outermost (gray and blue) color bars
appear to be a single shade of blue:
Tint: Tint or “hue” is essentially the ratio of red to green in the color portion of the image.
When tint is decreased, the image appears redder; when it is increased the image appears
greener. To set the tint, select Tint and press ENTER or SELECT. While looking at the color bar
pattern through a blue filter, adjust the tint level until the cyan and magenta color bars (on
either side of the green bar) appear to be a single shade of blue.
Like the brightness and contrast controls, the color and tint controls are
interactive. A change to one may require a subtle change to the other in
order to achieve the optimum setting.
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Sharpness: “Sharpness” is the amount of high-frequency detail in the image. To adjust
sharpness, select Sharpness from the Picture menu and press ENTER or SELECT. On your
external test pattern source, select a pattern like the one shown in Figure 4-5. Adjust as
needed, looking for white edges around the transitions from black to gray and
differently-sized lines in the “sweep” patterns at the top and bottom. Lower the sharpness
setting to eliminate them.
Figure 4-5. Typical Test Pattern for Adjusting Sharpness
Note
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Use the controls in the Input Position Menu to fine-tune the aspect ratio and image position
for the current source.
Input Position
Input Position
The input position settings are automatically saved for each input and
resolution.
Left/Right
Up/Down
Width
Height
Left/Right: Select Left/Right from the Input Position menu to shift the projected image
horizontally. Press to shift the image to the right; press to shift it to the left.
Up/Down: Select Up/Down from the Input Position menu to shift the projected image
vertically. Press to shift the image upward; press to shift it downward.
Width: Select Width from the Input Position menu to change the projected image width.
Press to increase the width; press to decrease it.
Height: Select Height from the Input Position menu to change the projected image height.
Press to increase the height; press to decrease it.
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Overscan
Phase
Operation
Overscan: Image Overscan pushes the outside edge of the active picture area of the video
signal out beyond the edge of the display area.
Some television programs are produced based on the assumption that older television sets
may not display the outer edges of the broadcast picture area. Over scan effectively trims
away these inactive, outer edges and enlarges the remaining portion of the image to fill the
display area.
Select from 1% to 10% of Overscan, as desired.
For HDTV, DVDs and other video sources, Overscan is generally not necessary or desirable.
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Phase: Adjust the phase if the image from an RGB or Component source shows shimmer or
“noise.” Pixel phase adjusts the phase of the pixel sampling clock relative to the incoming
signal. The effect of this control is similar to that of a tracking control on a VCR.
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For best results, use a good test pattern such as a smooth gray consisting of a clear pattern of
black and white pixels, or a similar “half on, half off” graphic image. (You may find that you
can stabilize the image at more than one point. Use either setting in this case.)
ISF Presets ➤
ISF Presets
7
…
…
…
ISF Night
ISF Day
Custom 1
Save
Custom 2
Save
For each input, the Vision 120 lets you save image quality settings as presets that you can
recall at a later time. You can create up to four presets per input and resolution. Use the ISF
Presets menu to recall saved image presets, or to save image settings in the “Custom 1” or
“Custom 2” memory location. The currently-selected preset is indicated by a “7” to its left; in
the example shown here, ISF Night is selected.
You should save changes to any of the following settings to a preset; otherwise they will be
lost when a new input source or resolution is selected:
• Brightness
• Contrast
Factory Default
• Color saturation
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• Tint
Information ➤
Information
Resolution
1280x768@60
CB Firmware
0.31 (T23)
CB FPGA
rxrev018.sxf
SB Firmware
0.42M1
SB FPGA
0.25
Scaler
2.0
OSD
E019
• Sharpness
To reset the Custom 1 and Custom 2 image presets to their factory defaults, select Factory
Default and press ENTER or SELECT.
Select Information from the Main Menu to display information about the current input signal
(resolution, frequency, type et cetera) and installed firmware versions. Should you ever need
to contact Vidikron Technical Support, this information will help them answer your questions
or resolve product performance issues.
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Use the Calibration menu to perform advanced picture quality adjustments. This menu
should be used by ISF-certified technicians only.
Calibration
Calibration
Note
ISF Night
You must enter a passcode to access the Calibration menu.
Display Color
Input Image
Input Color
To recall the ISF Night or ISF Day settings, select “ISF Night” or “ISF Day” from the ISF Presets
menu (see page 58) or use the corresponding buttons on the remote control.
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ISF Night - Display Color: Use the Display Color settings to adjust the color balance at the
projector output. These settings are saved independently for each input.
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• Gain: Use the Gain controls to correct color imbalances in the bright areas of the image. A
good way to do this is to use a test pattern consisting mostly of solid white areas, such as
an 80 IRE “window” pattern. If the white areas contain traces of red (Pr), green (Y) or blue
(Pr), decrease the Gain for that color.
• Offset: Use the Offset controls in the White Balance sub-menu to correct color imbalances
in the dark areas of the image. A good way to do this is to use a test pattern consisting
mostly of dark gray areas, such as a 30 IRE “window” pattern. If the gray areas contain
traces of red (Pr), green (Y) or blue (Pr), decrease the Offset for that color.
• Gamma: “Gamma” is a global setting that determines how gray shades are displayed
between minimum input (black) and maximum input (white) for all signals. A good
gamma setting helps to optimize blacks and whites while ensuring smooth transitions for
the “in-between” values utilized in other grays. Unlike “Brightness” and “Contrast”
controls, the overall tone of your images can be lightened or darkened without changing
the extremes and all images will be more vibrant while still showing good detail in dark
areas.
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In all but the most unusual situations, the appropriate “Color Temp” selection (see below)
will produce accurate colors and a satisfying contrast level. However, it is sometimes
necessary to adjust the red, blue and green gamma curves individually. To do this, select
Gamma from the Display Color sub-menu and use the left- and right-arrow buttons to
manipulate the on-screen slidebars.
• Color Temp: Select Color Temp from the Display Color menu to adjust the color
temperature. The default setting is appropriate for most situations. Higher settings
produce a “bluer” picture.
ISF Night - Input Image: The Input Image controls are similar to those in the Picture menu,
but are accessible only by entering the Calibration menu passcode. This makes it possible to
restore the picture quality settings to what they were when the projector was installed,
simply by recalling the “ISF Night” preset.
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ISF Day
Display Color
Input Image
Input Color
Save ISF Settings
Output Shift
Splash Timer
OSD Position
Operation
ISF Night - Input Color: The Input Color controls are similar to those in the Display Color
menu (see above), but adjust the color balance of the incoming signal. These settings are
also saved independently for each input.
• Gain/Offset: Refer to ISF Night - Display Color, above.
• Chroma Delay: use the Chroma Delay control to correct a mis-aligned image from a
Composite, S-Video or Component video source. Chroma delay in an image causes color
shifts to occur to the left of the vertical edge transitions, producing artificial shadows or a
“halo” effect. If necessary, adjust this setting to eliminate them.
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• Noise Filter: To apply noise filtering to the input signal, select Noise Filter from the Input
Color menu. The Noise Filter is useful for clearing up noisy images from 480i video
sources.
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Use the left- or right-arrow buttons to select the desired amount of noise reduction,
keeping in mind that higher settings (which reduce high frequencies) may also “soften”
the image.
ISF Day - Display Color: Refer to ISF Night - Display Color.
ISF Day - Input Image: Refer to ISF Night - Input Image.
ISF Day - Input Color: Refer to ISF Night - Input Color.
Save ISF Settings: Whenever you make a change to the ISF settings, you should always save
it. Select Save ISF Settings from the ISF Calibration menu to do this. In the event you ever
have to perform a System Reset, you can restore the saved ISF settings by selecting Restore
Saved Settings in the Service menu. (System Reset and Restore Saved Settings are described
on page 62.)
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Output Shift: The controls in the Output Shift menu are similar to those in the Input Position
menu, except that they change the characteristics of the output signal. These settings are
saved independently for each aspect ratio.
Splash Timer: Select Splash Timer from the Calibration menu to set the amount of time the
Vidikron/ISF logo “splash” screen appears when you turn on the projector. The range is from
5 to 60 seconds, in one-second increments.
OSD Position: To adjust the position of the OSD, select OSD Position from the Calibration
menu and press ENTER (or SELECT).
Press
or
to select “Hor.” or “Ver.” Then, press
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Use the Service menu to access advanced projector configuration settings. This menu
should be used by ISF-certified technicians only.
Service
Service
Note
Test Video
You must enter a passcode to access the Service menu.
Display Device
HD Format
Triggers
Test Video: Select Test Video from the Service Menu to access the internal test patterns on
the Vision 120. Four patterns are available: Horizontal Ramp, Vertical Ramp, Color Bars 1
(solid bars) and Color Bars 2 (SMPTE “checkerboard” pattern).
Miscellaneous
System Reset
Restore Saved Settings
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Press MENU to exit test pattern mode.
You can also use the PATTERN button on the projector rear panel or VHD
Controller front panel to enter and exit test pattern mode.
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Display Device: The options in the Display Device menu allow you to change the picture
orientation and perform lens adjustments.
• Installation: Select Installation from the Display Device menu to change the picture
orientation to suit the method of installation (Floor Front, Floor Rear, Ceiling Front or
Ceiling Rear).
• Lens: Select Lens from the Display Device menu to access the motorized lens controls.
Refer to Primary Lens Adjustments on page 41.
• Lamp Info: Select Lamp Info from the Display Device menu to obtain information about
the currently-installed lamp: its serial number, number of “strikes” (attempts to ignite) and
number of hours in use.
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• Diagnostic: Select Diagnostic from the Display Device menu, then select Red, Green, Blue,
Yellow, Cyan or Magenta to display only that color (simulating a filter of that color). This
can be useful for calibration or measurement purposes.
To restore the normal picture (all colors), select White.
HD Format: Select HD Format from the Service menu to choose the default color space for
the source signals on the HD1, HD2 and HD3 inputs. Select COMP (component) or RGB. The
VHD Controller assumes this color space when you “direct-select” an HD input using the
left-arrow and right-arrow ( or ) buttons on the projector rear panel or VHD Controller
front panel, or the HD1, HD2 or HD3 buttons on the remote control unit.
You can override this setting by using the OSD to select an HD input (refer to Input Source on
page 51). For example, if you select COMP for HD2 here and the input signal changes to RGB,
select “RGB BNC” from the Input Source menu to enable the Vision 120 to properly display
that signal.
Note
When you change the default color space for an HD input, it takes effect
the next time you select that input (not immediately).
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HD Format
HD1
HD2
HD3
7
7
…
COMP
COMP
COMP
…
…
7
RGB
RGB
RGB
Operation
Triggers: Select Triggers from the Service menu to configure the 12-volt trigger outputs. You
can assign one or more trigger outputs to each aspect ratio. Those triggers are then activated
by selecting that aspect ratio.
If your projector is equipped with the Vidikron CineWide with AutoScope system, assign at
least one trigger output (the same one to which the lens motor is connected) to the Cinema
and IntelliWide 2.35 aspect ratios.
Miscellaneous: Select Miscellaneous from the Service menu to set the following options:
• Language: Select Language from the Miscellaneous menu and press the up- or
down-arrows to select the OSD Language (English, Français, Deutsch, Español or Italiano).
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• OSD Timer: Select OSD Timer from the Miscellaneous menu to set the OSD Timer, which
controls how long the menus remain on-screen after selecting them. Select from 5 to 60
seconds, in one-second increments. Or, set the timer to 0 (disabled) if you want the menus
to remain on-screen indefinitely.
• Film Mode: Use Film Mode to smooth out moving images from interlaced,
standard-definition (SD) sources. In most cases, the Vision 120 detects the proper
“pull-down” rate and vertical frequency. However, if your source is jittery and/or tearing
you may wish to enable Film Mode (ON) to ensure stable processing for that source.
• CUE (Chroma Upsampling Error) Correction: Some DVD players use MPEG decoders
that do not correctly “upsample” the 4:2:0 format chroma information on the DVD to the
4:2:2 or 4:4:4 format required by the video encoder of the display device.
This so-called “chroma bug” sometimes causes streaky or spiky horizontal lines running
through the chroma channel. It is most noticeable in static, interlaced scenes and on
diagonal edges (especially red ones). Set CUE to On to correct this issue.
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• Motion Threshold: The Motion Threshold determines the difference between a pixel and
its corresponding value in the previous field or frame that must be exceeded for the pixel
to be considered moving.
Increase the Motion Threshold if the image appears excessively noisy or if moving objects
appear blurred. Decrease it to reduce or eliminate artifacts caused by deinterlacing errors.
System Reset: To reset ALL projector and controller settings (including image settings) back
to their factory defaults, choose System Reset from the Service menu.
A confirmation message appears, reminding you to save your settings before you perform
the reset, so that you can restore them afterwards. If you have done this, select Confirm to
continue with the reset. Otherwise, click Back to cancel.
Caution
This action is not undoable. Proceed with caution! Before you perform a
System Reset, save your “Custom” ISF presets (page 58) and ISF Day/Night
presets (page 60).
Restore Saved Settings: Following a System Reset, select Restore Saved Settings, then
select Yes to apply all previously-saved settings to the projector and VHD Controller.
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
The lamp should be replaced when it reaches the end of its life (typically 2000 hours), or
sooner if a noticeable degradation in brightness occurs. When you replace a lamp, you
should replace the filters as well.
The Vision 120 lamp is under high pressure. Handle it with great care at
all times. Lamps may explode if dropped or mishandled.
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For lamp or filter replacement, please contact your nearest Vidikron authorized service
center or Vidikron dealer. Do not attempt to replace the lamp yourself!
Never attempt to disassemble the lamp casing or dispose of the lamp
casing in any manner other than by returning it to your Vidikron dealer.
If the lamp breaks, leave the area immediately and stay away for at least
30 minutes. Ventilate the room to allow the mercury vapor to disperse.
If you inhale the mercury vapor, see a physician immediately.
Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. Allow the projector to cool down for
approximately 45 minutes prior to removing the lamp assembly for replacement.
2.
Loosen and remove the rear Lamp Cover screw.
3.
Slide the Lamp Cover in the direction of the arrow
to remove it.
4.
Loosen the two, captive lamp assembly mounting
screws using a coin or a large, flat-blade
screwdriver.
5.
Grasp the lamp assembly handle and pull gently,
removing the lamp module from the projector
housing.
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
7.
Replace the lamp cover and re-tighten all screws.
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Whenever you replace the lamp – or more often if the projector is installed in an extremely
dusty environment – you should also replace the filter located at the right side of the
projector.
1.
Loosen the two screws holding the
filter access panel in place. Then,
remove the panel.
2.
Pull the filter out of the projector
and discard. Do not reuse filters.
3.
Insert the new filter with the pleats
facing in and the foam-covered side
facing out.
4.
Replace the filter access panel and
tighten the screws to secure it.
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5.2
Filter Replacement
6.
Side Filter
Access
Panel
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Table 5-1 provides some general guidelines for troubleshooting problems you may
encounter with the Vision 120. If the suggested solutions fail to resolve the problem or if you
encounter an issue not described here, please contact Vidikron Technical Support.
Table 5-1. Troubleshooting Chart
Symptom
Possible Cause(s)
Solution
•
The VHD Controller is
connected to the Vision 120
incorrectly or not at all.
•
Verify the DVI-DL cable
connection from the VHD
Controller to the Vision 120
(Figure 3-10).
Ensure that the Vision 120 is
plugged in and that the AC
outlet is active.
•
The Vision 120 is not
plugged in or the AC outlet
is not active.
•
The projector and VHD
Controller are both on, but
there is no video image
on-screen.
•
•
Incorrect source selection.
Source component is not
turned on.
•
•
Select the correct source.
Turn on the source.
A projected image from a DVD
is split or otherwise scrambled.
•
DVD player is set to
progressive scan mode.
•
Turn off progressive scan
on the DVD player.
Image is too bright and/or
lacks definition in the bright
areas of the image.
•
Contrast is set too high.
•
Lower the contrast setting.
Image appears “washed out”
and/or dark areas appear too
bright.
•
Brightness is set too high.
•
Lower the brightness
setting.
Colors in the image are
swapped; for example, reds
appear blue or vice versa.
•
The Red/Pr, Green/Y or
Blue/Pb outputs from the
source are connected to the
wrong inputs on the VHD
Controller.
•
Ensure that the source
outputs are connected to
the correct VHD Controller
input.
Image geometry is incorrect.
•
Incorrect aspect ratio
selection.
•
Select the aspect ratio that
best matches the source
image and screen size (refer
to Table 4-1).
The projector will not turn
back on after it was powered
down, or the image disappears
during operation.
•
The projector will not turn
on for two minutes after
power-down, to protect the
lamp.
•
Wait two minutes until the
STAND-BY LED at the front
of the VHD Controller turns
orange.
•
The lamp has failed.
•
Replace the lamp.
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The projector does not turn on
after initial installation. The
power LED on the front of the
VHD Controller lights red after
you press the power button.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
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To interface the VHD Controller with a home theater automation/control system or a PC
running terminal emulation software, connect it to your control system or PC as shown in
Figure 3-16. Use a null-modem cable.
6.1
RS-232 Connection and
Port Configuration
If you are using a PC to communicate with the VHD Controller:
Start a terminal session on your PC using a terminal-emulation program, such as
HyperTerminal.
2.
Configure the PC serial port as follows: no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit and no flow
control. Set the baud rate to 19200, to match that of the VHD Controller RS-232 port.
3.
Press <Enter>. You should see a command prompt (>) in the terminal window.
4.
Type a command from among those listed in Table 6-1 and press <Enter>.
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• Commands are in ASCII format and are not case-sensitive; on and ON are equivalent.
• For a command that takes no parameters, type the command followed by a carriage
return; for example, to turn on the system, type ON<Enter>.
• For a command that takes a parameter, type the command, one or more spaces and the
desired value followed by a carriage return; for example, to switch to the S-Video input,
type SSRC 1<Enter>.
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• When you enter a valid command, the VHD Controller executes it. When you send an
on/off, input selection, aspect ratio or image preset command, the VHD Controller also
responds with an acknowledgment on the command line. For example, when you issue
the command SAR 2, the VHD Controller responds with Letterbox on the command
line.
• When you enter a misspelled or otherwise invalid command, the VHD Controller ignores it
and responds with Invalid Command on the command line.
• When you send a command followed by values outside the valid range for that command,
the VHD Controller ignores it and responds with Invalid Parameter on the
command line.
• When the VHD Controller receives an OFF command, it will not acknowledge or execute
any commands for approximately 90 seconds afterwards. This is to prevent hot re-strikes
of the lamp, which can damage it.
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6.2
Serial Command Syntax
Serial Communications
Table 6-1 lists the serial commands supported by the VHD Controller and the responses it
sends back to the control system or PC.
Table 6-1. Serial Commands and Responses
Command
Description
Response
Turns projector off
Powering Down
on
Turns projector on
Powering Up
Gennum Init
Complete
rev
Display system firmware version information:
(see description)
Y
off
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* Vidikron Gennum Scaler Board *
* Rev 0.28 (T01) 05 Jan 2007 *
File Name: Vidikron_Gennum.ncd
Created:
21 Dec 2006 - 10:42:40
Device:
XC3S100EVQ100
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Input Selection Commands
SSRC 0
Selects the Composite video input
Composite
SSRC 1
Selects the S-Video input
S-Video
SSRC 2
Selects the Component RCA (HD1) input
Component RCA
SSRC 3
Selects the Component BNC (HD2) input
Component BNC
SSRC 4
Selects the Component PC (HD3) input
Component PC
SSRC 5
Selects the RGB RCA (HD1) input
RGB RCA
SSRC 6
Selects the RGB BNC (HD2) input
RGB BNC
SSRC 7
Selects the RGB PC (HD3) input
RGB PC
SSRC 8
Selects the HDMI 1 input
HDMI 1
SSRC 9
Selects the HDMI 2 input
HDMI 2
Aspect Ratio Commands
SAR 0
Selects the 16:9 aspect ratio
16:9
SAR 1
Selects the 4:3 aspect ratio
4:3
SAR 2
Selects the Letterbox aspect ratio
Letterbox
SAR 3
Selects the IntelliWide aspect ratio
IWide
SAR 4
Selects the Cinema aspect ratio
Cinema
SAR 5
Selects the IntelliWide 2.35 aspect ratio
IntelliWide 2.35
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands and Responses (continued)
Command
Description
Response
Image Preset Commands
SISF 0
Loads “ISF Night” image preset
ISF Night
SISF 1
Loads “ISF Day” image preset
ISF Day
SISF 2
Loads “Custom 1” image preset
Custom 1
SISF 3
Loads “Custom 2” image preset
Custom 2
Y
Menu Navigation Commands
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The following serial commands are meant to emulate buttons on the remote control or VHD
Controller front panel. Each button has its own serial command, so effectively it is as if you were
using the IR remote only you’ll be doing so via serial commands. These commands provide active
OSD responses just like the IR remote.
ENTR
ENTER (or SELECT) button
EXIT
EXIT button
MENU
MENU button
MND
Down-Arrow (
MNL
Left-Arrow (
MNR
Right-Arrow (
MNU
Up-Arrow (
) button
(none)
) button
) button
) button
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Picture Adjust Commands
The following serial commands are meant to emulate the discrete picture adjustment buttons on
the remote control unit. Use them in conjunction with MNL and/or MNR to make picture
adjustments. For example, to increase Brightness by five increments, send this sequence of
commands:
MBR <Enter>
MNR <Enter>
MNR <Enter>
MNR <Enter>
MNR <Enter>
MNR <Enter>
EXIT <Enter>
MBR
Adjust Brightness
MCOL
Adjust Color Level
MCON
Adjust Contrast
MTIN
Adjust Tint
(none)
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7.1
Vision 120 Specifications
Table 7-1 lists the Vision 120 specifications.
Table 7-1. Vision 120 Specifications
Digital Light Processing (DLP), 3-chip, 16:9 DMD
Native Resolution:
1920 x 1080 (16:9)
Aspect Ratios:
Refer to Table 7-2
Video Standards:
Refer to Table 7-2
Throw Distance
(Factor x Screen Width):
Horizontal and Vertical
Offset:
Lamp:
Recommended Width: 72 - 120 in.
Maximum Width: 250 in.
Refer to Table 3-3
Refer to Table 3-4
300W UHP
2000 hours
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Estimated Lamp Life:
Controls:
480i/576i, 480p, 576p, 1080i 50/60, 720p 50/60,1080p 24/50/60,
1080psf
Horizontal: 15 - 100 kHz
Vertical: 28 - 78 Hz
Picture Size (16:9 Screen):
Input:
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Projector Type:
DTV Compatibility:
DVI-DL (Dual-Link) with HDCP (from VHD Controller)
Built-in keypad
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Specifications
Table 7-1. Vision 120 Specifications (continued)
Brightness and Contrast:
Cinema Standards Measurement System (CSMS)
Specifications
Brightness: 58.3 foot-Lamberts (fL)
Contrast Ratio: 320:1
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These measurements are taken from the projector in a controlled, home
theater environment. All measurements are made to ANSI/NAPM
IT7.228-1997 specifications using the Photo Research PR-650
SpectraColorimeter and Minolta LS-100 Luminance Meter, Video
Essentials test DVD and a 1.3 gain, 72-inch wide screen. The projector is
calibrated to a color temperature of 6,500K and has a minimum of 150
hours of usage.
The foot-Lambert (fL) is the unit of measurement used in commercial
movie theaters to express image brightness at the screen surface. The
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) specifies 16
fL as the target image brightness for film-based projectors using an
open gate (without film in the projector). More importantly, today
SMPTE specifies 12 fL as the target image brightness in Digital Cinema
theaters. The foot-Lambert measurement is dependent on screen size,
screen gain and projector light output.
Home Theater Calibration Specifications
Light Output: 1380 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 320:1
These specifications are obtained by calibrating the projector as
described above for CSMS measurements.
Industry-Standard Specifications
Light Output: 2825 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 4000:1
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These are typical projector brightness and contrast specifications found
in most companies’ sales literature. Vidikron includes these
measurements in its literature to allow for direct comparison with other
manufacturers’ projectors. These measurements are typically taken at
9,000K to 13,000K to get expected performance data when the projector
is used in professional, commercial and industrial displays.
Power Requirements:
100 to 240 VAC (auto-sensing), 50/60 Hz, 530 Watts
Operating Environment:
41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C), 0% to 90% humidity
(non-condensing)
Dimensions:
See Figure 7-1
Weight (without lens):
99.21 lbs. (45.00 kg)
Regulatory Approvals:
Complies with FCC, CE C-Tick
Limited Warranty:
Projector: Two (2) years parts and labor from the date of delivery
to the end user.
Lamp: 1000 hours or six (6) months, whichever comes first.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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7.2
VHD Controller
Specifications
Table 7-2 lists the VHD Controller specifications.
Table 7-2. VHD Controller Specifications
4:3, Letterbox, 16:9, IntelliWide, Cinema, IntelliWide 2.35
Video Standards:
NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL B/G/H/I/M/N , SECAM
Output Resolution:
1080p
Inputs:
(1) Composite
(1) S-Video
(1) HD Video, R (Pr), G (Y), B (Pb), H, V - RCA connectors
(1) HD Video/Computer, R (Pr), G (Y), B (Pb), H, V - BNCs
(1) HD Video/Computer, R (Pr), G (Y), B (Pb), H, V 15-pin D-Sub connector
(2) HDMI with HDCP
Output:
DVI-DL (Dual-Link) with HDCP
Control Options:
-
RS-232 Communication
Parameters:
Trigger Outputs:
Discrete infrared remote
Serial commands via RS-232 interface
Front-panel controls
19200 bps, no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no flow control
(3) +12 VDC, each rated at 750 mA and thermal fuse-protected
Bandwidth:
150 Mega Samples per Second (MSPS)
Power Requirements:
100 to 240 VAC (auto-sensing), 50/60 Hz, 160 Watts
41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C), 0% to 90% humidity
(non-condensing)
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Operating Environment:
Dimensions:
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Aspect Ratios:
Width = 17.50 inches (444.5 mm)
Depth = 11.19 inches (284.1 mm)
Height = 3.75 inches (95.3 mm)
Weight:
13.0 lbs. (5.90 kg)
Regulatory Approvals:
Complies with FCC, CE C-Tick
Limited Warranty:
Two (2) years parts and labor from the date of delivery to the end
user.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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7.3
Vision 120 Dimensions
Figure 7-1 shows the Vision 120 dimensions (all dimensions are in inches).
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19.55
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1.21
4.00
1.65
0
6.01
5.36
7.60
6.44
4.89
2.47
0
12.18
18.65
17.69
16.76
23.60
1.65
0
36.32
35.41
32.49
30.41
29.66
29.08
23.97
22.90
20.22
15.97
11.72
10.74
7.01
3.00
0
Figure 7-1. Vision 120/CineWide with AutoScope Dimensions
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