MX818ST/MX819ST/MW820ST
Digital Projector
User Manual
Table of contents
Important safety
instructions ................... 3
Introduction.................. 7
Projector features.....................................7
Shipping contents ......................................8
Projector exterior view...........................9
Controls and functions ..........................10
Positioning your
projector ..................... 14
Choosing a location................................14
Obtaining a preferred projected image
size..............................................................15
Connection ................. 17
Connecting video source devices........18
Operation ................... 19
Starting up the projector ......................19
Adjusting the projected image .............20
Using the menus......................................22
Securing the projector...........................23
Switching input signal .............................25
Magnifying and searching for details ...26
Selecting the aspect ratio ......................26
Optimizing the image .............................28
Setting the presentation timer.............31
Remote paging operations ....................32
Freezing the image ..................................32
Hiding the image......................................33
Locking control keys ..............................33
Operating in a high altitude
environment .............................................33
Adjusting the sound................................34
Using the test pattern ............................34
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Table of contents
Using the teaching templates ............... 35
Shutting down the projector ............... 36
Direct power off..................................... 36
Menu operation ...................................... 37
Maintenance ............... 47
Care of the projector............................ 47
Lamp information ................................... 48
Troubleshooting......... 54
Specifications.............. 55
Projector specifications......................... 55
Dimensions .............................................. 56
Ceiling mount installation ..................... 56
Wall mount installation ......................... 57
Timing chart............................................. 60
Warranty and Copyright
information................. 64
Important safety instructions
Your projector is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information
technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is important that
you follow the instructions mentioned in this manual and marked on the product.
Safety Instructions
1.
Please read this manual before
you operate your projector. Save
it for future reference.
2.
Do not look straight at the
projector lens during operation.
The intense light beam may damage
your eyes.
3.
Refer servicing to qualified
service personnel.
4.
Always open the lens shutter (if
any) or remove the lens cap (if
any) when the projector lamp is
on.
5.
In some countries, the line voltage is
NOT stable. This projector is
designed to operate safely within a
mains voltage between 100 to 240
volts AC, but could fail if power cuts
or surges of ±10 volts occur. In
areas where the mains voltage
may fluctuate or cut out, it is
recommended that you connect
your projector through a power
stabilizer, surge protector or
uninterruptible power supply
(UPS).
6.
Do not block the projection lens with
any objects when the projector is
under operation as this could cause
the objects to become heated and
deformed or even cause a fire. To
temporarily turn off the lamp, press
ECO BLANK.
Important safety instructions
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Safety Instructions (Continued)
4
7.
10.
The lamp becomes extremely hot
during operation. Allow the projector
to cool for approximately 45 minutes
prior to removing the lamp assembly
for replacement.
8.
Do not operate lamps beyond the
rated lamp life. Excessive operation of
lamps beyond the rated life could
cause them to break on rare
occasions.
9.
Never replace the lamp assembly or
any electronic components unless the
projector is unplugged.
Important safety instructions
Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, or table. The
product may fall, sustaining serious
damage.
11.
Do not attempt to disassemble this
projector. There are dangerous high
voltages inside which may cause death
if you should come into contact with
live parts. The only user serviceable
part is the lamp which has its own
removable cover.
Under no circumstances should you
ever undo or remove any other
covers. Refer servicing only to
suitably qualified professional service
personnel.
12.
When the projector is under
operation, you may sense some
heated air and odor from its
ventilation grill. It is a normal
phenomenon and not a product
defect.
Safety Instructions (Continued)
13.
Do not place this projector in any of
the following environments.
14.
Do not block the ventilation holes.
- Do not place this projector on a
blanket, bedding or any other soft
surface.
- Do not cover this projector with a cloth
or any other item.
- Do not place inflammables near the
projector.
- Space that is poorly ventilated or
confined. Allow at least 50 cm
clearance from walls and free flow of air
around the projector.
- Locations where temperatures may
become excessively high, such as the
inside of a car with all windows rolled
up.
- Locations where excessive humidity,
dust, or cigarette smoke may
contaminate optical components,
shorten the projector's life span and
darken the image.
15.
If the ventilation holes are seriously
obstructed, overheating inside the
projector may result in a fire.
Always place the projector on a level,
horizontal surface during operation.
- Do not use if tilted at an angle of more
than 10 degrees left to right, nor at
angle of more than 15 degrees front to
back. Using the projector when it is not
fully horizontal may cause a malfunction
of, or damage to, the lamp.
- Locations near fire alarms
- Locations with an ambient temperature
above 40°C / 104°F
- Locations where the altitudes are higher
than 3000 m (10000 feet).
3000 m
(10000 feet)
0m
(0 feet)
16.
Do not stand the projector on end
vertically. Doing so may cause the
projector to fall over, causing injury or
resulting in damage to the projector.
Important safety instructions
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Safety Instructions (Continued)
17.
Do not step on the projector or place
any objects upon it. Besides probable
physical damage to the projector, doing
so may result in accidents and possible
injury.
18.
Do not place liquids near or on the
projector. Liquids spilled into the
projector may cause it to fail. If the
projector does become wet,
disconnect it from the power supply's
power outlet and call BenQ to have
the projector serviced.
19.
This product is capable of displaying
inverted images for ceiling mount
installation.
Use only BenQ's Ceiling Mount Kit for
mounting the projector and ensure it is
securely installed.
20.
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This apparatus must be earthed.
Important safety instructions
Ceiling mounting the projector
We want you to have a pleasant
experience using your BenQ projector,
so we need to bring this safety matter
to your attention to prevent possible
damage to person and property.
If you intend to mount your projector
on the ceiling, we strongly recommend
that you use a proper fitting BenQ
projector ceiling mount kit and that
you ensure it is securely and safely
installed.
If you use a non-BenQ brand projector
ceiling mount kit, there is a safety risk
that the projector may fall from the
ceiling due to an improper attachment
through the use of the wrong gauge or
length screws.
You can purchase a BenQ projector
ceiling mount kit from the place you
purchased your BenQ projector. BenQ
recommends that you also purchase a
separate Kensington lock compatible
security cable and attach it securely to
both the Kensington lock slot on the
projector and the base of the ceiling
mount bracket. This will perform the
secondary role of restraining the
projector should its attachment to the
mounting bracket become loose.
Hg - Lamp contains mercury. Manage in
accordance with local disposal laws. See
www.lamprecycle.org.
Introduction
Projector features
The projector offers the following features.
• Less than 0.5W in standby condition
Less than 0.5W power consumption under standby mode.
• Filter Free
Filter free design to lower maintenance and operating costs.
• Network Control
Integrated RJ45 connector for wired network control allowing management of
projector status from a computer using a web browser.
• Crestron RoomView®, PJ Link and AMX supported
The projector supports Crestron eControl and RoomView, PJ Link and AMX allowing
you to control and manage equipment from a remote computer via LAN connection.
• One-key auto-adjustment
Pressing AUTO on the keypad or remote control to show the best picture quality
immediately.
• Brilliant color/VIDI
Provides truer, more vibrant colors in picture.
• Built-in 10W speaker(s)
Built-in 10W speaker(s) providing mixed mono audio when an audio input is connected
• Quick Cooling, Auto Power Off, Signal Power On, Direct Power On
Quick Cooling function speeds up the cooling process when turning off the
projector. Auto Power Off function allows the projector to turn off automatically if
no input signal is detected after a set period of time. Signal Power On function turns
on your projector automatically once detecting the signal input and Direct Power
On boots up the projector automatically when the power is connected.
• Instant Restart
Selectable Instant Restart function enables you to restart the projector immediately
within 90 seconds after turning it off.
• 3D Function supported
Various 3D formats make the 3D function more flexible. By presenting the depth of the
images, you can wear BenQ 3D glassed to enjoy the 3D movies, videos and sporting
events in a more realistic way.
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The apparent brightness of the projected image will vary depending on the ambient lighting conditions,
selected input signal contrast/brightness settings, and is directly proportional to projection distance.
The lamp brightness will decline over time and may vary within the lamp manufacturers specifications. This
is normal and expected behavior.
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Shipping contents
Carefully unpack and verify that you have all of the items shown below. If any of these items
are missing, please contact your place of purchase.
Standard accessories
The supplied accessories will be suitable for your region, and may differ from those illustrated.
*The warranty card is only supplied in some specific regions. Please consult your dealer for detailed
information.
Projector
Power cord
VGA cable
User manual CD
Warranty card*
Digital
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Quick start guide
Remote control with batteries
Optional accessories
1.
2.
3.
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Spare lamp kit
Ceiling mount kit
3D glasses
Introduction
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5.
RS232 cable
Carry bag
Projector exterior view
1.
Front/upper side
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2
3
5
6
7
4
8
9
10
Rear/lower side
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
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18.
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25
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25
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20.
21.
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23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
External control panel
(See "Controls and functions" on page
10 for details.)
Lamp cover
Vent (heated air exhaust)
Quick-release button
Focus ring
Vent (cool air intake)
Speaker grill
Front IR remote sensor
Projection lens
Lens cap
AC power jack
RS232 control port
RJ45 LAN input jack
USB mini B type port
Rear IR remote sensor
HDMI-input port
RGB signal output jack
RGB (PC)/Component Video (YPbPr/
YCbCr) signal input jack
S-Video input jack
Video input jack
Audio (L/R) input jacks
Audio (1/2) input jacks
Audio output jack
Kensington anti-theft lock slot
Rear adjuster foot
Front adjuster foot
Ceiling mount holes
PointWrite module mounting hole
Security bar
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Controls and functions
Projector
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10
10.
Focus ring
Adjusts the focus of the projected image.
LAMP indicator light
Indicates the status of the lamp. Lights up 11.
or flashes when the lamp has developed a
problem.
MENU/EXIT
Turns on the On-Screen Display (OSD) 12.
menu. Goes back to previous OSD menu,
exits and saves menu settings.
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9
10
7
11
12
13
AUTO
Automatically determines the best picture
timings for the displayed image.
POWER
Toggles the projector between standby
mode and on.
Right/
Increases the projector volume.
When the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu is activated, the #4, #7, and #12
Left/
keys are used as directional arrows to
Decreases the projector volume.
select the desired menu items and to
MODE/ENTER
make adjustments.
Selects an available picture setup mode. 13. SOURCE
Activates the selected On-Screen Display
Displays the source selection bar.
(OSD) menu item.
ECO BLANK
Used to hide the screen picture.
Keystone/Arrow keys ( / Up,
/
Down)
Manually corrects distorted images
resulting from an angled projection.
TEMP (Temperature) warning light
Lights up red if the projector's
temperature becomes too high.
POWER indicator light
Lights up or flashes when the projector is
under operation.
Introduction
Remote control
1
2
12
6
13
14
15
16
3
4
5
6
7
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18
19
20
21
22
8
9
10
11
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
ON/
OFF
Toggles the projector between standby
mode and on.
Source selection buttons
(COMPUTER 1, COMPUTER 2,
VIDEO, S-VIDEO, HDMI)
Selects an input source for display.
MENU/EXIT
Turns on the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu. Goes back to previous OSD menu,
exits and saves menu settings.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Left/
Decreases the projector volume.
ECO BLANK
Used to hide the screen picture.
Keystone/Arrow keys ( / Up,
Down)
Manually corrects distorted images
resulting from an angled projection.
LASER
Emits visible laser pointer light for
presentation purposes.
12.
13.
/
ZOOM+/ZOOMMagnifies or reduces the projected picture
size.
PAGE +/PAGE Operate your display software program
(on a connected PC) which responds to
page up/down commands (like Microsoft
PowerPoint).
FREEZE
Freezes the projected image.
NETWORK SETTING
Displays the Network Settings OSD
menu.
NETWORK
(No function.)
AUTO
Automatically determines the best picture
timings for the displayed image.
Introduction
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14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
Right/
Increases the projector volume.
When the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu
is activated, the #4, #6, and #14 keys are
used as directional arrows to select the
desired menu items and to make
adjustments.
MODE/ENTER
Selects an available picture setup mode.
Activates the selected On-Screen Display
(OSD) menu item.
SOURCE
Displays the source selection bar.
MIC/VOL +/MIC/VOL (No function.)
ASPECT
Selects the display aspect ratio.
MUTE
Toggles projector audio between on and
off.
SMART ECO
Displays the Lamp Mode menu for
22. Numeric buttons
Enters numbers in network settings.
Numeric buttons 1, 2, 3, 4 cannot be pressed
when asked to enter password.
Operating the LASER pointer
The Laser Pointer is a
presentation aid for
professionals. It emits red
colored light when you press it.
The laser beam is visible. It is
necessary to press and hold
LASER for continuous output.
Do not look into the laser light
window or shine the laser light beam on yourself or
others. See the warning messages on the back of the
remote control prior to using it.
The laser pointer is not a toy. Parents should be
mindful of the dangers of laser energy and keep
this remote control out of the reach of children.
selecting a suitable lamp operating mode.
21. TEST
Displays the test pattern.
Remote control effective range
The remote control must be held at an angle within 30 degrees perpendicular to the
projector's IR remote control sensor(s) to function correctly. The distance between the
remote control and the sensor(s) should not exceed 8 meters (~ 26 feet).
Make sure that there are no obstacles between the remote control and the IR sensor(s) on
the projector that might obstruct the infra-red beam.
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Operating the projector from the front
Ap
pro
x. +
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Operating the projector from the rear
Ap
pro
x. +
15º
15º
Replacing the remote control batteries
1.
2.
3.
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To open the battery cover, turn the remote control over to view its back, push on
the finger grip on the cover and slide it up in the direction of the arrow as illustrated.
The cover will slide off.
Remove any existing batteries (if necessary) and install two AAA batteries observing
the battery polarities as indicated in the base of the battery compartment. Positive
(+) goes to positive and negative (-) goes to negative.
Refit the cover by aligning it with the base and sliding it back down into position. Stop
when it clicks into place.
Avoid leaving the remote control and batteries in an excessive heat or humid environment like the
kitchen, bathroom, sauna, sunroom or in a closed car.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the battery manufacturer.
Dispose of the used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions and local environment
regulations for your region.
Never throw the batteries into a fire. There may be danger of an explosion.
If the batteries are dead or if you will not be using the remote control for an extended period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid damage to the remote control from possible battery leakage.
Introduction
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Positioning your projector
Choosing a location
Your projector is designed to be installed in one of four possible installation locations:
1.
Front Table
Select this location with the projector
placed on the table in front of the screen.
This is the most common way to position
the projector for quick setup and
portability.
3.
Rear Ceiling
Select this location with the projector
suspended upside-down from the ceiling
behind the screen.
Note that a special rear projection screen
and the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount Kit
are required for this installation location.
Set Rear Ceiling in the SYSTEM
SETUP: Basic > Projector Installation
menu after you turn the projector on.
2.
Front Ceiling
Select this location with the projector
suspended upside-down from the ceiling in
front of the screen.
Purchase the BenQ Projector Ceiling
4.
Rear Table
Mount Kit from your dealer to mount your Select this location with the projector
projector on the ceiling.
placed on the table behind the screen.
Set Front Ceiling in the SYSTEM
Note that a special rear projection screen
SETUP: Basic > Projector Installation is required.
menu after you turn the projector on.
Set Rear Table in the SYSTEM SETUP:
Basic > Projector Installation menu
after you turn the projector on.
Your room layout or personal preference will dictate which installation location you select.
Take into consideration the size and position of your screen, the location of a suitable
power outlet, as well as the location and distance between the projector and the rest of
your equipment.
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Positioning your projector
Obtaining a preferred projected image size
The distance from the projector lens to the screen, the zoom setting, and the video format
each factors in the projected image size.
Projection dimensions
Refer to "Dimensions" on page 56 for the center of lens dimensions of this projector before
calculating the appropriate position.
MX818ST/MX819ST
(a)
Screen
Center of lens
(c)
(b)
The screen aspect ratio is 4:3 and the projected picture is 4:3
(a) Screen size
Diagonal
Height
(mm)
Inches
mm
80
2032
1219
100
2540
1524
120
3048
1829
150
3810
2286
180
4572
2743
200
5080
3048
220
5588
3353
240
6096
3658
270
6858
4115
300
7620
4572
Width
(mm)
1626
2032
2438
3048
3658
4064
4470
4877
5486
6096
(b) Distance from screen
(mm)
(c) Vertical offset
(mm)
988
1235
1481
1852
2222
2469
2716
2963
3333
3704
183
229
274
343
411
457
503
549
617
686
For example, if you are using an 120-inch screen, the recommended projection distance is
1481 mm and the vertical offset is 274 mm.
If your measured projection distance is 2.5 m (2500 mm), the closest match in the "(b)
Distance from screen" column is 2469 mm. Looking across this row shows that a 200''
(about 5.1 m) screen is required.
Positioning your projector
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MW820ST
(a)
Screen
Center of lens
(c)
(b)
The screen aspect ratio is 16:10 and the projected picture is 16:10
(a) Screen size
Diagonal
Height
(mm)
Inches
mm
80
2032
1077
100
2540
1346
120
3048
1615
150
3810
2019
180
4572
2423
200
5080
2692
220
5588
2962
240
6096
3231
270
6858
3635
300
7620
4039
Width
(mm)
1723
2154
2585
3231
3877
4308
4739
5169
5816
6462
(b) Distance from screen
(mm)
(c) Vertical offset
(mm)
842
1053
1263
1579
1895
2105
2316
2526
2842
3158
54
67
81
101
121
135
148
162
182
202
For example, if you are using an 120-inch screen, the recommended projection distance is
1263 mm and the vertical offset is 81 mm.
If your measured projection distance is 2.5 m (2500 mm), the closest match in the "(b)
Distance from screen" column is 2526 mm. Looking across this row shows that a 240''
(about 6.1 m) screen is required.
All measurements are approximate and may vary from the actual sizes.
BenQ recommends that if you intend to permanently install the projector, you should physically test the
projection size and distance using the actual projector in situ before you permanently install it, so as to make
allowance for this projector's optical characteristics. This will help you determine the exact mounting position
so that it best suits your installation location.
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Positioning your projector
Connection
When connecting a signal source to the projector, be sure to:
1.
2.
3.
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Turn all equipment off before making any connections.
Use the correct signal cables for each source.
Ensure the cables are firmly inserted.
In the connections shown below, some cables may not be included with the projector (see "Shipping
contents" on page 8). They are commercially available from electronics stores.
The connection illustrations below are for reference only. The rear connecting jacks available on the
projector vary with each projector model.
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Monitor
Notebook or desktop computer
A/V device
(VGA)
1
(DVI)
2
3
1
9
4
5
9
6
7
8
Speakers
9
or
or
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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VGA cable
VGA to DVI-A cable
USB cable
HDMI cable
Component Video to VGA (D-Sub)
adapter cable
6.
7.
8.
9.
Audio L/R cable
S-Video cable
Video cable
Audio cable
Many notebooks do not turn on their external video ports when connected to a projector. Usually a key
combo like FN + F3 or CRT/LCD key turns the external display on/off. Locate a function key labeled CRT/
LCD or a function key with a monitor symbol on the notebook. Press FN and the labeled function key
simultaneously. Refer to your notebook's documentation to find your notebook's key combination.
The D-Sub output only works when an appropriate D-Sub input is made to the COMPUTER-1 jack.
Connection
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If you wish to use this connection method when the projector is in standby mode, make sure the
Monitor Out function is turned on in the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu. See "Standby Settings"
on page 45 for details.
Connecting video source devices
You need only connect the projector to a video source device using just one of the
connecting methods, however each provides a different level of video quality. The method
you choose will most likely depend upon the availability of matching terminals on both the
projector and the video source device as described below:
Terminal name
Terminal appearance
Picture quality
HDMI
Best
Component Video
Better
S-Video
Good
Video
Normal
Connecting audio
The projector has built-in speaker(s) which are designed to provide basic audio
functionality accompanying data presentations for business purposes only. They are not
designed for, nor intended for stereo audio reproduction use as might be expected in
home theater or home cinema applications.
The built-in speaker(s) will be muted when the AUDIO-OUT jack is connected.
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The projector is only capable of playing mixed mono audio, even if a stereo audio input is connected. See
"Connecting audio" on page 18 for details.
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct video source
has been selected, check that the video source device is turned on and operating correctly. Also check
that the signal cables have been connected correctly.
Connection
Operation
Starting up the projector
1.
Plug the power cord into the projector and into a
power outlet. Turn on the power outlet switch
(where fitted). Check that the POWER indicator
light on the projector lights orange after power has
been applied.
Please use the original accessories (e.g. power cord) only with the
device to avoid possible dangers such as electric shock and fire.
2.
Press
POWER or
ON to start the
projector. As soon as the lamp lights up, a "Power On Ring Tone" will be heard.
The POWER indicator light flashes green and stays green when the projector is
on.
The start up procedure takes about 30 seconds. In the later stage of start up, a
startup logo is projected.
(If necessary) Rotate the focus ring to adjust the image clearness.
To turn off the ring tone, see "Turning off the Power On/Off Ring Tone" on page 34
for details.
If the projector is still hot from previous activity, it will run the cooling fan for approximately 90 seconds
before energizing the lamp.
3.
4.
5.
6.
If the projector is activated for the first time,
select your OSD language following the onscreen instructions.
If you are prompted for a password, press the
arrow keys to enter a six-digit password. See
"Utilizing the password function" on page 23
for details.
Switch all of the connected equipment on.
The projector will start to search for input
signals. The current input signal being scanned displays in the upper left corner of the
screen. If the projector doesn't detect a valid signal, the message “No Signal” will
continue displaying until an input signal is found.
You can also press SOURCE on the projector or remote control to select your
desired input signal. See "Switching input signal" on page 25 for details.
If the frequency/resolution of the input signal exceeds the projector's operating range, you will see the
message “Out of Range” displayed on the background screen. Please change to an input signal which is
compatible with the projector's resolution or set the input signal to a lower setting. See "Timing chart" on
page 60 for details.
Operation
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Adjusting the projected image
Adjusting the projection angle
To adjust the projector:
1.
Press the quick-release button and lift the front
of the projector. Once the image is positioned
where you want it, release the quick-release
button to lock the foot in position.
2.
Screw the rear adjuster foot to fine-tune the
horizontal angle.
To retract the foot, hold up the projector while pressing
the quick-release button, then slowly lower the projector.
Screw the rear adjuster foot in a reverse direction.
If the projector is not placed on a flat surface or the
screen and the projector are not perpendicular to
each other, the projected image becomes trapezoidal.
To correct this situation, see "Correcting keystone"
on page 21 for details.
2
1
Do not look into the lens while the
lamp is on. The strong light from the
lamp may cause damage to your eyes.
Be careful when you press the quickrelease button as it is close to the
exhaust vent where hot air comes
from.
Auto-adjusting the image
In some cases, you may need to optimize the picture quality. To do this, press AUTO on
the projector or remote control. Within 3 seconds, the built-in Intelligent Auto
Adjustment function will re-adjust the values of Frequency and Clock to provide the best
picture quality.
The current source information will be displayed in the corner of the screen for 3 seconds.
This function is only available when PC signal (analog RGB) is selected.
Fine-tuning the image clarity
Sharpen the image by rotating the focus ring.
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Operation
Correcting keystone
Keystoning refers to the situation where the projected image is noticeably wider at either
the top or bottom. It occurs when the projector is not perpendicular to the screen.
To correct this, follow ONE of these steps:
•
Press
/
on the projector or remote
control to display the Keystone correction page.
Press
to correct keystoning at the top of
the image. Press
to correct keystoning at
the bottom of the image.
Press
/
.
Press
/
.
• Using the OSD menu
1.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
2.
Press
to highlight Keystone and press MODE/ENTER. The Keystone
correction page displays.
3.
Press
to correct keystoning at the top of the image. Press
to correct
keystoning at the bottom of the image.
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Using the menus
The projector is equipped with On-Screen Display (OSD) menus for making various
adjustments and settings.
The OSD screenshots below are for reference only, and may differ from the actual design.
Below is the overview of the OSD menu.
Main menu icon
Main menu
DISPLAY
Off
Wall Color
Auto
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
Position
Sub-menu
Status
ENTER
Phase
0
H. Size
0
Digital Zoom
3D
Teaching Template
Highlight
Current input signal
Analog RGB
MENU
Exit
Press MENU/
EXIT to the
previous
page or to
exit.
The following example describes how to set the OSD language.
1.
Press MENU/EXIT on the projector or
3.
remote control to turn the OSD menu on.
DISPLAY
Wall Color
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
3D
Teaching Template
Analog RGB
2.
Presentation Timer
Language
Projector Installation
Menu Settings
Operation Settings
Remote Receiver
Panel Key Lock
Background Color
Splash Screen
0
0
MENU Exit
Analog RGB
4.
SYSTEM SETUP: Basic
5.
Analog RGB
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SYSTEM SETUP: Basic
Off
Auto
Use
/ to highlight the SYSTEM
SETUP: Basic menu.
Presentation Timer
Language
Projector Installation
Menu Settings
Operation Settings
Remote Receiver
Panel Key Lock
Background Color
Splash Screen
Operation
Front Table
Front+Rear
Off
BenQ
BenQ
MENU Exit
Press
to highlight Language
and press MODE/ENTER.
ENTER
Front Table
Front+Rear
Off
BenQ
BenQ
MENU
Exit
Press
/ / /
to select a
preferred language and press
MODE/ENTER.
Press MENU/EXIT on the
projector or remote control to
leave and save the settings.
Securing the projector
Using a security cable lock
The projector has to be installed in a safe place to prevent theft. Otherwise, purchase a
lock, such as the Kensington lock, to secure the projector. You can locate a Kensington
lock slot on the rear side of the projector. See item 22 on page 9 for details.
A Kensington security cable lock is usually a combination of key(s) and the lock. Refer to
the lock’s documentation for finding out how to use it.
Utilizing the password function
For security purposes and to help prevent unauthorized use, the projector includes an
option for setting up password security. The password can be set through the On-Screen
Display (OSD) menu.
WARNING: You will be inconvenienced if you activate the password functionality and subsequently forget the
password. Print out this manual (if necessary) and write the password you used in this manual, and keep the
manual in a safe place for later recall.
Setting a password
Once a password has been set and the power on lock is activated, the projector cannot be used unless the
correct password is entered every time the projector is started.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security
Settings menu. Press MODE/ENTER. The Security Settings page displays.
Highlight Change Security Settings and press MODE/ENTER.
As pictured to the right, the four arrow keys
INPUT NEW PASSWORD
( ,
, , ) respectively represent 4 digits
(1, 2, 3, 4). According to the password you
desire to set, press the arrow keys to enter six
digits for the password.
Confirm the new password by re-entering the
new password.
Once the password is set, the OSD menu
MENU Back
returns to the Security Settings page.
To activate the Power On Lock function, press / to highlight Power On Lock
and press /
to select On. When the Power On Lock function is activated,
you have to enter the correct password to turn on the projector.
IMPORTANT: The digits being input will display as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password down
here in this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to you should you
ever forget it.
Password: __ __ __ __ __ __
Keep this manual in a safe place.
6.
To leave the OSD menu, press MENU/EXIT.
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If you forget the password
If the password function is activated, you will be asked
to enter the six-digit password every time you turn on
Password Error
the projector. If you enter the wrong password, the
Please try again.
password error message as pictured to the right
displays lasting for 3 seconds, and the INPUT
PASSWORD message follows. You can retry by
entering another six-digit password, or if you did not
record the password in this manual, and you absolutely do not remember it, you can use
the password recall procedure. See "Entering the password recall procedure" on page 24
for details.
If you enter an incorrect password 5 times in succession, the projector will automatically
shut down in a short time.
Entering the password recall procedure
1.
2.
3.
Press and hold AUTO on the projector or
remote control for 3 seconds. The
projector will display a coded number on
the screen.
Write down the number and turn off your
projector.
Seek help from the local BenQ service
center to decode the number. You may be
required to provide proof of purchase
documentation to verify that you are an
authorized user of the projector.
RECALL PASSWORD
Please write down the recall code,
and contact BenQ
Customer Center.
Recall Code:
255 255 255 255
MENU
Exit
Changing the password
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced> Security
Settings > Change Password menu.
Press MODE/ENTER. The message “INPUT CURRENT PASSWORD”
appears.
Enter the old password.
i. If the password is correct, another message “INPUT NEW PASSWORD”
displays.
ii. If the password is incorrect, the password error message displays lasting for
three seconds, and the message “INPUT CURRENT PASSWORD” displays
for your retry. You can press MENU/EXIT to cancel the change or try another
password.
Enter a new password.
IMPORTANT: The digits being input will display as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password down
here in this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to you should you
ever forget it.
Password: __ __ __ __ __ __
Keep this manual in a safe place.
5.
6.
7.
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Confirm the new password by re-entering the new password.
You have successfully assigned a new password to the projector. Remember to enter
the new password next time the projector is started.
To leave the OSD menu, press MENU/EXIT.
Operation
Disabling the password function
To disable password protection, go back to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced >
Security Settings > Change Security Settings menu after opening the OSD menu
system. Press MODE/ENTER. The message “INPUT PASSWORD” displays. Enter
the current password.
i. If the password is correct, the OSD menu returns to the Security Settings
page.
Press
to highlight Power On Lock and press / to select Off. You will
not have to enter the password next time when turning on the projector.
ii. If the password is incorrect, the password error message displays lasting for
three seconds, and the message “INPUT PASSWORD” displays for your
retry. You can press MENU/EXIT to cancel the change or try another
password.
Though the password function is disabled, you need to keep the old password in hand should you ever need to
re-activate the password function by entering the old password.
Switching input signal
The projector can be connected to multiple devices at the same time. However, it can only
display one full screen at a time. When starting up, the projector automatically searches for
the available signals.
Be sure the Quick Auto Search function in the SOURCE menu is On if you want the
projector to automatically search for the signals.
To select the source:
1.
2.
•
•
Press SOURCE on the projector or remote
control. A source selection bar displays.
Press / until your desired signal is selected
and press MODE/ENTER.
Once detected, the selected source information
will display at the corner of the screen for
seconds. If there is multiple equipment
connected to the projector, repeat steps 1-2 to
search for another signal.
Computer1/YPbPr1
Computer2/YPbPr2
HDMI
Video
S-Video
The brightness level of the projected image will change
accordingly when you switch between different input signals.
Data (graphic) "PC" presentations using mostly static images
Network Display
are generally brighter than "Video" using mostly moving
images (movies).
The native display resolution of this projector is in a 4:3
(MX818ST/MX819ST)/16:10 (MW820ST) aspect ratio. For best display picture results, you should select
and use an input signal which outputs at this resolution. Any other resolutions will be scaled by the
projector depending upon the “aspect ratio” setting, which may cause some image distortion or loss of
picture clarity. See "Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 26 for details.
Changing Color Space
In the unlikely event that you connect the projector to a DVD player via the projector’s
HDMI input and the projected picture displays wrong colors, please change the color
space to YUV.
To do this:
1.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press
/
until the SOURCE menu is highlighted.
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2.
Press
to highlight Color Space Conversion and press
color space.
/
to select a suitable
This function is only available when the HDMI-input port is in use.
Magnifying and searching for details
If you need to find the details on the projected picture, magnify the picture. Use the
direction arrow keys for navigating the picture.
• Using the remote control
1.
Press ZOOM+/ZOOM- to display the Zoom bar. Press ZOOM+ to magnify the
center of the picture. Press the key repeatedly until the picture size is suitable for
your need.
2.
Use the directional arrows ( , ,
,
) on the projector or remote control to
navigate the picture.
3.
To restore the picture to its original size, press AUTO. You can also press ZOOM. When the key is pressed again, the picture is further reduced until it is restored to
the original size.
• Using the OSD menu
1.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press
/
until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
2.
Press
to highlight Digital Zoom and press MODE/ENTER. The Zoom bar
displays.
3.
Press
repeatedly to magnify the picture to a desired size.
4.
To navigate the picture, press MODE/ENTER to switch to the panning mode and
press the directional arrows ( , , , ) on the projector or remote control to
navigate the picture.
5.
To reduce size of the picture, press MODE/ENTER to switch back to the zoom in/
out function, and press AUTO to restore the picture to its original size. You can
also press
repeatedly until it is restored to the original size.
The picture can only be navigated after it is magnified. You can further magnify the picture while searching for
details.
Selecting the aspect ratio
The “aspect ratio” is the ratio of the image width to the image height. Most analog TV and
some computers are in 4:3 ratio, and digital TV and DVDs are usually in 16:9 ratio.
With the advent of digital signal processing, digital display devices like this projector can
dynamically stretch and scale the image output to a different aspect than that of the image
input signal.
To change the projected picture ratio (no matter what aspect the source is):
• Using the remote control
1.
Press ASPECT to show the current setting.
2.
Press ASPECT repeatedly to select an aspect ratio to suit the format of the video
signal and your display requirements.
• Using the OSD menu
1.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press
/
until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
2.
Press
to highlight Aspect Ratio.
3.
Press / to select an aspect ratio to suit the format of the video signal and your
display requirements.
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About the aspect ratio
•
•
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
In the pictures below, the black portions are inactive areas and the white portions are active areas.
OSD menus can be displayed on those unused black areas.
Auto: Scales an image proportionally
to fit the projector's native resolution
in its horizontal or vertical width. This
is suitable for the incoming image
which is neither in 4:3 nor 16:9 and
you want to make most use of the
screen without altering the image's
aspect ratio.
Real: The image is projected as its
original resolution, and resized to fit
within the display area. For input
signals with lower resolutions, the
projected image will display smaller
than if resized to full screen. You
could adjust the zoom setting or
move the projector towards the
screen to increase the image size if
necessary. You may also need to
refocus the projector after making
these adjustments.
4:3: Scales an image so that it is
displayed in the center of the screen
with a 4:3 aspect ratio. This is most
suitable for 4:3 images like some
computer monitors, standard
definition TV and 4:3 aspect DVD
movies, as it displays them without
aspect alteration.
16:9: Scales an image so that it is
displayed in the center of the screen
with a 16:9 aspect ratio. This is most
suitable for images which are already
in a 16:9 aspect, like high definition
TV, as it displays them without aspect
alteration.
16:10: Scales an image so that it is
displayed in the center of the screen
with a 16:10 aspect ratio. This is most
suitable for images which are already
in a 16:10 aspect, as it displays them
without aspect alteration.
MX818ST/
MX819ST
MW820ST
15:9 picture
4:3 picture
16:9 picture
4:3 picture
16:9 picture
16:10 picture
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Optimizing the image
Using Wall Color
In the situation where you are projecting onto a colored surface such as a painted wall
which may not be white, the Wall Color feature can help correct the projected picture’s
colors to prevent possible color difference between the source and projected pictures.
To use this function, go to the DISPLAY > Wall Color menu and press
/ to select
a color which is closest to the color of the projection surface. There are several
precalibrated colors to choose from: Light Yellow, Pink, Light Green, Blue, and
Blackboard.
Selecting a picture mode
The projector is preset with several predefined picture modes so that you can choose one
to suit your operating environment and input signal picture type.
To select an operation mode that suits your need, you can follow one of the following
steps.
• Press MODE/ENTER on the projector or remote control repeatedly until your
desired mode is selected.
• Go to the PICTURE > Picture Mode menu and press
/
to select a desired
mode.
1.
Dynamic mode: Maximizes the brightness of the projected image. This mode is
suitable for environments where extra-high brightness is required, such as using the
projector in well lit rooms.
2.
Presentation mode: Is designed for presentations. The brightness is emphasized in
this mode to match PC and notebook coloring.
3.
sRGB mode: Maximizes the purity of RGB colors to provide true-to-life images
regardless of brightness setting. It is most suitable for viewing photos taken with an
sRGB compatible and properly calibrated camera, and for viewing PC graphic and
drawing applications such as AutoCAD.
4.
Cinema mode: Is appropriate for playing colorful movies, video clips from digital
cameras or DVs through the PC input for best viewing in a blackened (little light)
environment.
5.
3D mode: Is appropriate for playing 3D images and 3D video clips.
6.
User 1/User 2 mode: Recalls the settings customized based on the current
available picture modes. See "Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 28 for details.
Setting the User 1/User 2 mode
There are two user-definable modes if the current available picture modes are not suitable
for your need. You can use one of the picture modes (except the User 1/2) as a starting
point and customize the settings.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press MENU/EXIT to open the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
Go to the PICTURE > Picture Mode menu.
Press
/
to select User 1 or User 2.
Press
to highlight Reference Mode.
This function is only available when User 1 or User 2 mode is selected up in the Picture Mode sub-menu
item.
5.
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Press
Operation
/
to select a picture mode that is closest to your need.
6.
Press
to select a menu item to be changed and adjust the value with
"Fine-tuning the image quality in user modes" below for details.
/
. See
Fine-tuning the image quality in user modes
According to the detected signal type and selected picture mode, some of the below
functions may not be available. Based on your needs, you can make adjustments to these
functions by highlighting them and pressing
/
on the projector or remote control.
Adjusting Brightness
The higher the value, the brighter the image. And the
lower the setting, the darker the image. Adjust this
control so the black areas of the image appear just as
black and that detail in the dark areas is visible.
+30
+50
+70
-30
0
+30
Adjusting Contrast
The higher the value, the greater the contrast. Use this
to set the peak white level after you have previously
adjusted the Brightness setting to suit your selected
input and viewing environment.
Adjusting Color
Lower setting produces less saturated colors. If the setting is too high, colors on the image
will be overpowering, which makes the image unrealistic.
Adjusting Tint
The higher the value, the more reddish the picture becomes. The lower the value, the
more greenish the picture becomes.
Adjusting Sharpness
The higher the value, the sharper the picture becomes. The lower the value, the softer the
picture becomes.
Adjusting Brilliant Color
This feature utilizes a new color-processing algorithm and system level enhancements to
enable higher brightness while providing truer, more vibrant colors in picture. It enables a
greater than 50% brightness increase in mid-tone images, which are common in video and
natural scenes, so the projector reproduces images in realistic and true colors. If you
prefer images with that quality, select On. If you don’t need it, select Off.
When Off is selected, the Color Temperature function is not available.
Selecting a Color Temperature
The options available for color temperature* settings vary according to the signal type
selected.
1.
Cool: Makes images appear bluish white.
2.
Normal: Maintains normal colorings for white.
3.
Warm: Makes images appear reddish white.
*About color temperatures:
There are many different shades that are considered to be "white" for various purposes.
One of the common methods of representing white color is known as the “color
temperature”. A white color with a low color temperature appears to be reddish white. A
white color with a high color temperature appears to have more blue in it.
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Setting a preferred color temperature
To set a preferred color temperature:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Highlight Color Temperature and select Warm, Normal or Cool by pressing
/
on the projector or remote control.
Press
to highlight Color Temperature Fine Tuning and press MODE/
ENTER. The Color Temperature Fine Tuning page displays.
Press / to highlight the item you want to change and adjust the values by
pressing
/ .
•
R Gain/G Gain/B Gain: Adjusts the contrast levels of Red, Green, and Blue.
•
R Offset/G Offset/B Offset: Adjusts the brightness levels of Red, Green, and
Blue.
Press MENU/EXIT to exit and save the settings
3D Color Management
In most installation situations, color management will not be necessary, such as in
classroom, meeting room, or lounge room situations where lights remain on, or where
building external windows allow daylight into the room.
Only in permanent installations with controlled lighting levels such as boardrooms, lecture
theaters, or home theaters, should color management be considered. Color management
provides fine color control adjustment to allow for more accurate color reproduction,
should you require it.
Proper color management can only be achieved under controlled and reproducible viewing
conditions. You will need to use a colorimeter (color light meter), and provide a set of
suitable source images to measure color reproduction. These tools are not provided with
the projector, however, your projector supplier should be able to provide you with suitable
guidance, or even an experienced professional installer.
The Color Management provides six sets (RGBCMY) of colors to be adjusted. When you
select each color, you can independently adjust its range and saturation according to your
preference.
If you have purchased a test disc which contains various color test patterns and can be
used to test the color presentation on monitors, TVs, projectors, etc, you can project any
image from the disc on the screen and enter the 3D Color Management menu to make
adjustments.
To adjust the settings:
1.
Go to the PICTURE menu and highlight 3D Color Management.
2.
Press MODE/ENTER on the projector or remote control and the 3D Color
Management page displays.
3.
Highlight Primary Color and press
/
to select a color from among Red,
Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, or Magenta.
4.
Press
to highlight Hue and press
/
to select its range. Increase in the range
will include colors consisted of more proportions of its two adjacent colors.
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Operation
5.
Please refer to the illustration to the right
for how the colors relate to each other.
For example, if you select Red and set its
range at 0, only pure red in the projected
picture will be selected. Increasing its range
will include red close to yellow and red close
to magenta.
Press
to highlight Saturation and adjust
its values to your preference by pressing
/
. Every adjustment made will reflect to
the image immediately.
For example, if you select Red and set its
value at 0, only the saturation of pure red
will be affected.
RED
Yellow
GREEN
Cyan
Magenta
BLUE
Saturation is the amount of that color in a video picture. Lower settings produce less saturated colors; a
setting of “0” removes that color from the image entirely. If the saturation is too high, that color will be
overpowering and unrealistic.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Press
to highlight Gain and adjust its values to your preference by pressing
. The contrast level of the primary color you select will be affected. Every
adjustment made will reflect to the image immediately.
Repeat steps 3 to 6 for other color adjustments.
Make sure you have made all of the desired adjustments.
Press MENU/EXIT to exit and save the settings.
/
Resetting current or all picture modes
1.
2.
Go to the PICTURE menu and highlight Reset Picture Setting.
Press MODE/ENTER and press / to select Current or All.
•
Current: returns current picture mode to the factory preset settings.
•
All: returns all settings, except User 1/User 2 in the PICTURE menu to the
factory preset settings.
Setting the presentation timer
Presentation timer can indicate the presentation time on the screen to help you achieve
better time management when giving presentations. Follow these steps to utilize this
function:
1.
2.
Go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Presentation Timer menu and press
MODE/ENTER to display the Presentation Timer page.
Highlight Timer Period and decide the time period by pressing
/ . The length
of time can be set from 1 to 5 minutes in 1-minute increments and 5 to 240 minutes
in 5-minute increments.
If the timer is already on, the timer will restart whenever the Timer Period is reset.
3.
Press
to highlight Timer Display and choose if you want the timer to show up
on the screen by pressing / .
Selection
Always
3 min/2 min/1 min
Never
Description
Displays the timer on screen throughout the presentation time.
Displays the timer on screen in the last 3/2/1 minute(s).
Hides the timer throughout the presentation time.
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4.
Press
to highlight Timer Position and set the timer position by pressing
Top-Left
5.
7.
8.
Top-Right
Bottom-Right
Press
to highlight Timer Counting Direction and select your desired counting
direction by pressing
/ .
Selection
Count Up
Count Down
6.
Bottom-Left
/
Description
Increases from 0 to the preset time.
Decreases from the preset time to 0.
Press
to highlight Sound Reminder and decide if you want to activate sound
reminder by pressing
/ . If you select On, a double beep sound will be heard at
the last 30 seconds of counting down/up, and a triple beep sound will be produced
when the timer is up.
To activate the presentation timer, press
and press
/ to highlight On and
press MODE/ENTER.
A confirmation message displays. Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER on the
projector or remote control to confirm. You will see the message “Timer is On”
displaying on the screen. The timer starts counting when the timer is on.
To cancel the timer, perform the following steps:
1.
2.
Go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Presentation Timer menu and highlight
Off. Press MODE/ENTER. A confirmation message displays.
Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER to confirm. You will see the message
“Timer is Off” displaying on the screen.
Remote paging operations
Connect the projector to your PC or notebook with a USB cable prior to using the paging
function. See "Connection" on page 17 for details.
You can operate your display software program (on a connected PC) which responds to
page up/down commands (like Microsoft PowerPoint) by pressing PAGE +/PAGE - on
the remote control.
If remote paging function doesn't work, check if the USB connection is correctly made and
the mouse driver on your computer is updated to the latest version.
The remote paging function cannot work with Microsoft® Windows®98 operating system. Windows®XP or
higher operating systems are recommended.
Freezing the image
Press FREEZE on the remote control to freeze the image. The word “FREEZE” will
display in the upper left corner of the screen. To release the function, press any key on the
projector or remote control.
If your remote control has the following keys, please note that they cannot be pressed to release the function:
LASER, PAGE +/PAGE -.
Even if an image is frozen on the screen, the pictures are running on the video or other
device. If the connected devices have active audio output, you will still hear the audio even
though the image is frozen onscreen.
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Hiding the image
In order to draw the audience's full attention to the presenter, you can use ECO BLANK
on the projector or remote control to hide the screen image. When this function is
activated with an audio input connected, the audio can still be sheard.
You can set the blank time in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Operation Settings >
Blank Timer menu to let the projector return the image automatically after a period of
time when there is no action taken on the blank screen.
If the preset time spans are not suitable for your presentation, select Disable.
No matter Blank Timer is activated or not, you can press most of the keys on the
projector or remote control to restore the picture.
Locking control keys
With the control keys on the projector locked, you can prevent your projector settings
from being changed accidentally (by children, for example). When the Panel Key Lock is
on, no control keys on the projector will operate except
POWER.
1.
Go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Panel Key Lock menu, and select On by
pressing
/ on the projector or remote control. A confirmation message
displays.
2.
Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER to confirm.
To release panel key lock, use the remote control to enter the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic
> Panel Key Lock menu and press / to select Off.
•
•
Keys on the remote control are still active when panel key lock is enabled.
If you turn off the projector without disabling panel key lock, the projector will still be in locked status the
next time it is turned on.
Operating in a high altitude environment
We recommend you use the High Altitude Mode when your environment is between
1500 m –3000 m above sea level, and ambient temperature is between 0°C–30°C.
Do not use the High Altitude Mode if your altitude is between 0 m and 1500 m and ambient temperature is
between 0°C and 35°C. The projector will be over cooled, if you turn the mode on under such a condition.
To activate the High Altitude Mode:
1.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced
menu is highlighted.
2.
Press
to highlight High Altitude Mode and press
/
select On. A
confirmation message displays.
3.
Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER.
Operation under "High Altitude Mode" may cause a higher decibel operating noise level
because of increased fan speed necessary to improve overall system cooling and
performance.
If you use this projector under other extreme conditions excluding the above, it may
display auto shut-down symptoms, which is designed to protect your projector from overheating. In cases like this, you should switch to High Altitude mode to solve these
symptoms. However, this is not to state that this projector can operate under any and all
harsh or extreme conditions.
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Adjusting the sound
The sound adjustments made as below will have an effect on the projector speaker(s). Be
sure you have made a correct connection to the projector audio input. See "Connection"
on page 17 for how the audio input is connected.
Muting the sound
To temporarily turn off the sound:
1.
2.
3.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced
menu is highlighted.
Press
to highlight Audio Settings and press MODE/ENTER. The Audio
Settings page displays.
Highlight Mute and press / to select On.
If available, you can also press MUTE on the remote control to toggle projector audio between on and off.
Adjusting the sound level
To adjust the sound level, press
1.
2.
/
, or:
Repeat steps 1-2 above.
Press
to highlight Volume and press
/
to select a desired sound level.
Turning off the Power On/Off Ring Tone
To turn off the ring tone:
1.
Repeat steps 1-2 above.
2.
Press
to highlight Power On/Off Ring Tone and press
/
to select Off.
The only way to change Power On/Off Ring Tone is setting On or Off here. Setting the sound mute or
changing the sound level will not affect the Power On/Off Ring Tone.
Using the test pattern
The projector is able to display the grid test
pattern. It helps you adjust the image size and
focus and check that the projected image is free
from distortion.
To display the test pattern, open the OSD menu
and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced >
Test Pattern and press / to select On.
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Operation
Using the teaching templates
The projector provides several preset patterns for various teaching purposes. To activate
the pattern:
1.
2.
Open the OSD menu and go to the DISPLAY > Teaching Template menu and
press /
to select Blackboard or Whiteboard.
Press / to choose the pattern you need.
3.
Press MODE/ENTER to activate the pattern.
Teaching
Template
Whiteboard
Blackboard
Letter
Formation
Worksheet
Coordinate
Chart
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Shutting down the projector
1.
Press
POWER or
OFF and a confirmation message will display prompting
you.
If you don't respond in a few seconds, the message will disappear.
2.
Press
POWER or
OFF a second time. The POWER indicator light
flashes orange, the projection lamp shuts down, and the fans will continue to run for
approximately 90 seconds to cool down the projector.
To protect the lamp, the projector will not respond to any commands during the cooling process.
To shorten the cooling time, you can also activate the Quick cooling function. See "Quick Cooling" on page 43
for details.
3.
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Once the cooling process finishes, a "Power Off
Ring Tone" will be heard. The POWER indicator
light is a steady orange and fans stop. Disconnect
the power cord from the power outlet.
To turn off the power ring tone, see "Turning off the Power On/Off
Ring Tone" on page 34 for details.
If the projector is not properly shut down, to protect the lamp,
when you attempt to re-start the projector, the fans will run for a
few minutes to cool down. Press
POWER or
ON again
to start the projector after the fans stop and the POWER
indicator light turns orange.
Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental conditions
and usage.
Direct power off
The AC power cord can be pulled out right after the projector is turned off. To protect
the lamp, wait about 10 minutes before re-starting the projector. (When you attempt to
re-start the projector, the fans may run for a few minutes to cool down. In such cases,
press
POWER or
ON again to start the projector after the fans stop and the
POWER indicator light turns orange.
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Operation
Menu operation
Menu system
Please note that the on-screen display (OSD) menus vary according to the signal type
selected and the projector model you are using.
Main menu Sub-menu
Options
Off/Light Yellow/Pink/Light Green/Blue/
Blackboard
Auto/Real/4:3/16:9/16:10
Wall Color
1.
DISPLAY
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
Auto/Top Bottom/Frame Sequential/
Frame Packing/Side by Side/Off
3D Sync Invert Disable/Invert
Off/Letter Formation/Worksheet/
Blackboard
Coordinate Chart
Teaching
Template
Off/Letter Formation/Worksheet/
Whiteboard
Coordinate Chart
Picture Mode
Dynamic/Presentation/sRGB/Cinema/3D/User 1/User 2
Reference Mode Dynamic/Presentation/sRGB/Cinema/3D
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Brilliant Color
On/Off
Color Temperature
Cool/Normal/Warm
R Gain/G Gain/B Gain/R Offset/G
Color Temperature Fine Tuning
Offset/B Offset
Primary Color R/G/B/C/M/Y
Hue
3D Color
Management
Saturation
Gain
Reset Picture Settings
Current/All/Cancel
Quick Auto Search
On/Off
3D
2.
PICTURE
3.
SOURCE
3D Mode
Color Space Conversion
Auto/RGB/YUV
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Main menu Sub-menu
Options
Timer Period
Timer Display
Presentation
Timer
Timer Position
1~240 minutes
Always/3 min/2 min/1 min/Never
Top-Left/Bottom-Left/Top-Right/
Bottom-Right
Timer Counting
Count Down/Count Up
Direction
Sound Reminder On/Off
On/Off
Language
4.
SYSTEM
SETUP:
Basic
Projector Installation
Menu Display
Time
Menu Settings Menu Position
Front Table/Rear Table/Rear Ceiling/
Front Ceiling
5 sec/10 sec/20 sec/30 sec/Always
Center/Top-Left/Top-Right/BottomRight/Bottom-Left
Reminder
On/Off
Message
Direct Power On On/Off
Signal Power On On/Off
Disable/3 min/10 min/15 min/20 min/25
Auto Power Off
min/30 min
Quick Cooling
On/Off
Operation
Settings
Instant Restart On/Off
Disable/5 min/10 min/15 min/20 min/25
Blank Timer
min/30 min
Disable/30 min/1 hr/2 hr/3 hr/4 hr/8 hr/
Sleep Timer
12 hr
Remote Receiver
Front+Rear/Front/Rear
Panel Key Lock
On/Off
Background Color
BenQ/Black/Blue/Purple
Splash Screen
BenQ/Black/Blue
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Operation
Main menu Sub-menu
Options
High Altitude
Mode
Audio Settings
On/Off
Mute
Volume
Power On/Off
Ring Tone
Lamp Mode
Lamp Settings
5.
SYSTEM
SETUP:
Advanced
6.
INFORMA
TION
On/Off
On/Off
Normal/Economic/SmartEco
ImageCare/SmartEco LampCare
Reset Lamp Timer
Equivalent Lamp
Change Password
Security
Change Security
Settings
Power On Lock
Settings
2400/4800/9600/14400/19200/
Baud Rate
38400/57600/115200
Test Pattern
On/Off
Closed Caption
On/Off
Closed Caption Enable
Caption Version CC1/CC2/CC3/CC4
Network
On/Off
Monitor Out
On/Off
Standby
Settings
Audio Pass
Off/Audio in 1/Audio in 2/Audio L/
Through
R/HDMI
Status
DHCP
IP Address
Wired LAN
Subnet Mask
Network
Default Gateway
Settings
DNS Server
Apply
AMX Device
On/Off
Discovery
MAC Address
Reset All Settings
• Source
• Picture Mode
• Lamp Mode
• Resolution
Current System Status
• 3D Format
• Color System
• Equivalent Lamp
• Firmware Version
Note that the menu items are available when the projector detects at least one valid signal.
If there is no equipment connected to the projector or no signal detected, limited menu
items are accessible.
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Description of each menu
Function
Description
Wall Color
Corrects the projected picture’s color when the projection surface is
not white. See "Using Wall Color" on page 28 for details.
There are several options to set the image's aspect ratio depending on
your input signal source. See "Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 26
for details.
Corrects any keystoning of the image. See "Correcting keystone" on
page 21 for details.
Displays the position adjustment page. To move the projected image,
use the directional arrow keys. The values shown on the lower
position of the page change with every key press you made until they
reach their maximum or minimum.
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
Position
This function is only available when a PC signal (analog RGB) is selected.
Adjusts the clock phase to reduce image
distortion.
1. DISPLAY menu
Phase
This function is only available when a PC signal (analog
RGB) is selected.
H. Size
Digital Zoom
Adjusts the horizontal width of the image.
This function is only available when a PC signal (analog RGB) is selected.
Magnifies or reduces the projected image. See "Magnifying and
searching for details" on page 26 for details.
This projector features a 3D function which enables you to enjoy the
3D movies, videos, and sporting events in a more realistic way by
presenting the depth of the images. You need to wear a pair of 3D
glasses to view the 3D images.
3D Mode
3D
The default setting is Auto and the projector automatically chooses
an appropriate 3D format when detecting 3D contents. If the
projector cannot recognize the 3D format, press / to choose a
3D mode.
When the 3D function is on:
• The brightness level of the projected image will decrease.
• The Picture Mode cannot be adjusted.
• The Keystone can only be adjusted within limited degrees.
3D Sync Invert
When you discover the inversion of the image depth, enable this
function to correct the problem.
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Operation
Function
1. DISPLAY menu
Teaching
Template
Picture Mode
Reference
Mode
Brightness
Contrast
Color
2. PICTURE menu
Tint
Sharpness
Description
See "Using the teaching templates" on page 35 for details.
Pre-defined picture modes are provided so you can optimize your
projector image set-up to suit your program type. See "Selecting a
picture mode" on page 28 for details.
Selects a picture mode that best suits your need for the image quality
and further fine-tune the image based on the selections listed on the
same page below. See "Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 28
for details.
Adjusts the brightness of the image. See "Adjusting Brightness" on
page 29 for details.
Adjusts the degree of difference between dark and light in the image.
See "Adjusting Contrast" on page 29 for details.
Adjusts the color saturation level -- the amount of each color in a
video image. See "Adjusting Color" on page 29 for details.
This function is only available when a Video, S-Video or Component Video
signal is selected.
Adjusts the red and green color tones of the image. See "Adjusting
Tint" on page 29 for details.
This function is only available when a Video or S-Video signal is selected and
the system format is NTSC.
Adjusts the image to make it look sharper or softer. See "Adjusting
Sharpness" on page 29 for details.
This function is only available when a Video, S-Video or Component Video
signal is selected.
Brilliant Color See "Adjusting Brilliant Color" on page 29 for details.
Color
Temperature
See "Selecting a Color Temperature" on page 29 for details.
Color
Temperature
Fine Tuning
See "Setting a preferred color temperature" on page 30 for details.
3D Color
Management
See "3D Color Management" on page 30 for details.
Reset Picture
Settings
See "Resetting current or all picture modes" on page 31 for details.
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Function
3. SOURCE
4. SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu
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Description
Quick Auto
Search
See "Switching input signal" on page 25 for details.
Color Space
Conversion
See "Changing Color Space" on page 25 for details.
Presentation
Timer
Reminds the presenter to finish the presentation within a certain time
frame. See "Setting the presentation timer" on page 31 for details.
Language
Sets the language for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus. See "Using
the menus" on page 22 for details.
Projector
Installation
The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with
one or more mirrors. See "Choosing a location" on page 14 for details.
Menu
Settings
Menu Display Time
Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after your last key
press.
Menu Position
Sets the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu position.
Reminder Message
Sets the reminder messages on or off.
Operation
Function
Description
Direct Power On
Allows the projector to turn on automatically once the power is fed
through the power cord.
Signal Power On
Sets whether to turn the projector directly on without pressing
POWER or
ON when the projector is in standby mode and the
signal is feed through the VGA cable.
Auto Power Off
Allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input signal is
detected after a set period of time. See "Setting Auto Power Off" on
page 48 for details.
4. SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu
Operation
Settings
Quick Cooling
Enables or disables the Quick Cooling function. Selecting On enables
the function and projector cooling time will be shortened from a
normal 90-second duration to approximately 30 seconds.
This function is only available when Instant Restart is off.
Instant Restart
Selecting On enables you to restart the projector immediately within
90 seconds after turning it off.
Blank Timer
Sets the image blank time when the Blank feature is activated, once
elapsed the image will return to the screen. See "Hiding the image" on
page 33 for details.
Sleep Timer
Sets the auto-shutdown timer.
Remote
Receiver
Allows you to enable all the remote receivers or one specific remote
receiver on the projector.
Panel Key
Lock
Disables or enables all panel key functions except
POWER on the
projector and keys on the remote control. See "Locking control keys"
on page 33 for details.
Background
Color
Sets the background color for the projector.
Splash
Screen
Allows you to select which logo screen will display during projector
start-up.
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Function
Description
High
Altitude
Mode
A mode for operation in high altitude areas. See "Operating in a high
altitude environment" on page 33 for details.
Audio
Settings
See "Adjusting the sound" on page 34 for details.
Lamp Mode
See "Setting Lamp Mode" on page 48 for details.
5. SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu
Lamp
Settings
Equivalent Lamp
See "Getting to know the lamp hour" on page 48 for details on how the
total lamp hour is calculated.
Security
Settings
See "Utilizing the password function" on page 23 for details.
Baud Rate
Selects a baud rate that is identical with your computer’s so that you
can connect the projector using a suitable RS-232 cable and update or
download the projector’s firmware. This function is intended for
qualified service personnel.
Test Pattern See "Using the test pattern" on page 34 for details.
Closed Caption Enable
Activates the function by selecting On when the selected input signal
carries closed captions.
Closed
Caption
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Reset Lamp Timer
See "Resetting the lamp timer" on page 52 for details.
Operation
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Captions: An on-screen display of the dialogue, narration, and
sound effects of TV programs and videos that are closed captioned
(usually marked as "CC" in TV listings).
Caption Version
Selects a preferred closed captioning mode. To view captions, select
CC1, CC2, CC3, or CC4 (CC1 displays captions in the primary
language in your area).
Function
Description
Network
Selecting On enables the function. The projector is able to provide the
network function when it is in standby mode.
5. SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu
Standby
Settings
Monitor Out
Selecting On enables the function. The projector can output a VGA
signal when it is in standby mode and the COMPUTER-1 jack is
correctly connected to devices. See "Connection" on page 17 for how
to make the connection.
Audio Pass Through
The projector can play sound when it is in standby mode and the
corresponding jacks are correctly connected to devices. Press / to
choose the source that you wish to use. See "Connection" on page 17
for how to make the connection.
Enabling this function slightly increases the standby power consumption.
Wired LAN
See BenQ Network Projector Operation Guide for details.
Network
Settings
AMX Device Discovery
When AMX Device Discovery is On, the projector can be detected
by AMX controller.
MAC Address
Displays the mac address of this projector.
Returns all settings to the factory preset values.
Reset All
Settings
The following settings will still remain: Keystone, Phase, H. Size, User 1,
User 2, Reference Mode, Color Space Conversion, Language,
Projector Installation, High Altitude Mode, Security Settings,
Network Settings and Baud Rate.
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Function
Description
Source
Shows the current signal source.
6. INFORMATION menu
Picture Mode
Shows the selected mode in the PICTURE menu.
Lamp Mode
Shows the current lamp mode.
Current
System
Status
Resolution
Shows the native resolution of the input signal.
3D Format
Shows the current 3D mode.
Color System
Shows input system format: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, YUV, or RGB.
Equivalent Lamp
Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used.
Firmware Version
Shows the firmware version of your projector.
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Operation
Maintenance
Care of the projector
Your projector needs little maintenance. The only thing you need to do on a regular basis
is to keep the lens and case clean.
Never remove any parts of the projector except the lamp. Contact your dealer if other
parts need replacing.
Cleaning the lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface. Please be sure to turn off
the projector, unplug the power cable and let it cool down completely before cleaning the
lens.
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•
•
Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
If there is dirt or smears, use lens-cleaning paper or moisten a soft cloth with lens
cleaner and gently wipe the lens surface.
Never use any type of abrasive pad, alkaline/acid cleaner, scouring powder, or volatile
solvent, such as alcohol, benzene, thinner or insecticide. Using such materials or
maintaining prolonged contact with rubber or vinyl materials may result in damage to
the projector surface and cabinet material.
Cleaning the projector case
Before you clean the case, turn the projector off using the proper shutdown procedure as
described in "Shutting down the projector" on page 36 and unplug the power cord.
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To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, lint-free cloth.
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water and a neutral pH
detergent. Then wipe the case.
Never use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner or other chemical detergents. These can damage the case.
Storing the projector
If you need to store the projector for an extended time, please follow the instructions
below:
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•
•
•
Make sure the temperature and humidity of the storage area are within the
recommended range for the projector. Please refer to "Specifications" on page 55 or
consult your dealer about the range.
Retract the adjuster feet.
Remove the battery from the remote control.
Pack the projector in its original packing or equivalent.
Transporting the projector
It is recommended that you ship the projector with its original packing or equivalent.
When you carry the projector yourself, please use the original box or a carry bag.
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Lamp information
Getting to know the lamp hour
When the projector is in operation, the duration (in hours) of lamp usage is automatically
calculated by the built-in timer.
To obtain the lamp hour information:
1.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press / to highlight the SYSTEM SETUP:
Advanced menu.
2.
Press to highlight Lamp Settings and press MODE/ENTER. The Lamp
Settings page displays.
3.
You will see the Equivalent Lamp information displaying on the menu.
4.
To leave the menu, press MENU/EXIT.
You can also get the lamp hour information on the INFORMATION menu.
Extending lamp life
The projection lamp is a consumable item that normally can last up to 3000-4000 hours
with proper usage. To keep the lamp life as long as possible, you can do the following
settings via the OSD menu.
• Setting Lamp Mode
Using Economic mode reduces system noise and power consumption by 20%. Using
SmartEco ImageCare/SmartEco LampCare mode reduces system noise and power
consumption by up to 70%, which adjusts image brightness dynamically. If the Economic,
SmartEco ImageCare or SmartEco LampCare mode is selected, the light output
will be reduced and result in darker projected pictures.
Setting the projector in Economic, SmartEco ImageCare or SmartEco LampCare
mode also extends the lamp operation life. To set Economic, SmartEco ImageCare or
SmartEco LampCare mode, go into the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Lamp
Settings > Lamp Mode menu and press / .
Lamp mode
Description
100% lamp brightness
Saves 20% lamp power consumption
Saves up to 70% lamp power consumption depending on the content
SmartEco ImageCare
brightness level and keeps the image as bright as it is in normal mode
SmartEco LampCare Saves up to 70% lamp power consumption to offer a longer lamp life
Normal
Economic
• Setting Auto Power Off
This function allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input signal is detected
after a set period of time to prevent unnecessary waste of lamp life.
To set Auto Power Off, go into the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Operation Settings
> Auto Power Off menu and press / . If the preset time lengths are not suitable for
your presentation, select Disable. The projector will not automatically shut down in a
certain time period.
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Maintenance
Timing of replacing the lamp
When the Lamp indicator lights up red or a message appears suggesting it is time to
replace the lamp, please install a new lamp or consult your dealer. An old lamp may cause a
malfunction in the projector and in some instances the lamp may explode.
Go to http://lamp.benq.com for a replacement lamp.
The LAMP indicator light and TEMP (Temperature) warning light will light up if the lamp becomes
too hot. Turn the power off and let the projector cool for 45 minutes. If the Lamp or Temp indicator still lights
up after turning the power back on, please contact your dealer. See "Indicators" on page 53 for details.
The following Lamp warning displays will remind you to change the lamp.
Status
Install a new lamp for optimal performance. If the
projector is normally run with Economic
selected (See "Getting to know the lamp hour" on
page 48), you may continue to operate the
projector until the next hour lamp warning
appears.
Message
Notice
Order Replacement Lamp
Lamp>XXXX Hours
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
Press MODE/ENTER to dismiss the message.
It is strongly recommended that you replace the
lamp at this age. The lamp is a consumable item.
The lamp brightness diminishes with use. This is
normal lamp behavior. You can replace the lamp
whenever you notice that the brightness level has
significantly diminished.
OK
Notice
Replace Lamp Soon
Lamp>XXXX Hours
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
Press MODE/ENTER to dismiss the message.
OK
Notice
Replace Lamp Now
Lamp>XXXX Hours
Lamp usage time exceeded
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
OK
The lamp MUST be replaced before the projector
will operate normally.
Press MODE/ENTER to dismiss the message.
WARNING
Out of Lamp Usage Time
Replace lamp (refer to User Manual)
Then reset lamp timer
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
OK
"XXXX" shown in the above messages are numbers that vary depending on different models.
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Replacing the lamp
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•
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•
•
•
•
•
1.
Turn the power off and disconnect the projector from the power outlet. If the lamp
is hot, avoid burns by waiting for approximately 45 minutes until the lamp has
cooled.
2.
Loosen the screw(s) that secures the lamp
cover on the side of the projector until the
lamp cover loosens.
3.
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4.
5.
6.
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To reduce the risk of electrical shock, always turn the projector off and disconnect the power cord before
changing the lamp.
To reduce the risk of severe burns, allow the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes before replacing the
lamp.
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and damage to internal components, use caution when removing
lamp glass that has shattered into sharp pieces.
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and/or compromising image quality by touching the lens, do not
touch the empty lamp compartment when the lamp is removed.
This lamp contains mercury. Consult your local hazardous waste regulations to dispose of this lamp in a
proper manner.
To assure optimal performance from the projector, it is recommended that you purchase a qualified
projector lamp for lamp replacement.
If lamp replacement is performed while the projector is suspended upside-down from the ceiling, make
sure that no one is underneath the lamp socket to avoid any possible injury or damage to the human eyes
caused by fractured lamp.
Ensure good ventilation when handling broken lamps. We recommend that you use respirators, safety
glasses, goggles or face shield and wear protective clothing such as gloves.
Remove the lamp cover from the projector.
Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover
removed.
Do not insert your fingers between the lamp and the
projector. The sharp edges inside the projector may
cause injuries.
Disconnect the lamp connector from the
projector as illustrated.
Loosen the screw that secures the lamp.
Lift the handle so that it stands up.
Maintenance
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1
2
1
2
3
7.
Use the handle to slowly pull the lamp out of
the projector.
•
Pulling it too quickly may cause the lamp to break and
scatter broken glass in the projector.
Do not place the lamp in locations where water might
splash on it, children can reach it, or near flammable
materials.
Do not insert your hands into the projector after the lamp
is removed. If you touch the optical components inside, it
could cause color unevenness and distortion of the
projected images.
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8.
As shown in the figure, lower the new lamp.
9.
10.
Tighten the screw that secures the lamp.
Ensure the handle is fully laid flat and locked in
place.
Reconnect the lamp connector.
11.
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12.
Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which could
result in malfunction.
Do not over tighten the screw.
3
2
1
Replace the lamp cover on the projector.
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13.
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14.
Tighten the screw(s) that secures the lamp
cover.
Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which could
result in malfunction.
Do not over tighten the screw.
Connect the power and restart the projector.
Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover removed.
Resetting the lamp timer
15. After the startup logo, open the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu. Go to the
SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Lamp Settings menu. Press MODE/ENTER.
The Lamp Settings page displays. Highlight Reset Lamp Timer. A warning
message is displayed asking if you want to reset the lamp timer. Highlight Reset and
press MODE/ENTER. The lamp time will be reset to “0”.
Do not reset if the lamp is not new or replaced as this could cause damage.
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Maintenance
Indicators
Light
Status & Description
Power events
Off
Off
Stand-by mode.
Off
Off
Powering up.
Off
Off
Normal operation.
Off
Off
Normal power-down cooling
Off
Off
Off
Red
Green
Off
Green
Off
Red
Off
Off
Off
Off
Green
Off
Off
Off
Off
Red
Red
Flashing
Orange
Green
Flashing
Green
Orange
Flashing
Red
Green
Red Flashing
Red
Red
Green
Green
Download
CW start fail
Scaler shutdown fail (data aboard)
LAN download fail
LAN download processing
Burn-in ON
Burn-in OFF
Lamp events
Lamp1 error in normal operation
Lamp is not lit up
Thermal events
Red
Red
Green
Red
Red
Flashing
Red
Off
Off
Off
Fan 1 error (the actual fan speed is +25% outside
the desired speed)
Fan 2 error (the actual fan speed is +25% outside
the desired speed)
Temperature 1 error (over limited temperature)
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Troubleshooting
The projector does not turn on.
Cause
Remedy
Plug the power cord into the AC power jack on
the projector, and plug the power cord into the
There is no power from the power cord.
power outlet. If the power outlet has a switch,
make sure that it is switched on.
Attempting to turn the projector on again Wait until the cooling down process has
during the cooling process.
completed.
No picture
Cause
Remedy
The video source is not turned on or
connected correctly.
The projector is not correctly connected
to the input signal device.
The input signal has not been correctly
selected.
The lens cover is still closed.
Turn the video source on and check that the signal
cable is connected correctly.
Check the connection.
Select the correct input signal with the SOURCE
key on the projector or remote control.
Open the lens cover.
Blurred image
Cause
The projection lens is not correctly
focused.
The projector and the screen are not
aligned properly.
The lens cover is still closed.
Remedy
Adjust the focus of the lens using the focus ring.
Adjust the projection angle and direction as well
as the height of the projector if necessary.
Open the lens cover.
Remote control does not work
Cause
The battery is out of power.
There is an obstacle between the remote
control and the projector.
You are too far away from the projector.
Remedy
Replace the battery with new ones.
Remove the obstacle.
Stand within 8 meters (26 feet) of the projector.
The password is incorrect
Cause
You do not remember the password.
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Troubleshooting
Remedy
Please see "Entering the password recall
procedure" on page 24 for details.
Specifications
Projector specifications
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Optical
Control
Resolution
(MX818ST/MX819ST)
1024 x 768 XGA
(MW820ST)
1280 x 800 WXGA
Display system
1-CHIP DMD
Lens F/Number
F = 2.6
Lamp
190 W lamp
RS-232 serial control
9 pin x 1
IR receiver x 2
USB port (Mini-B x 1)
Input terminals
Computer input
RGB input
D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 2
Video signal input
S-VIDEO
Mini DIN 4-pin port x 1
Electrical
VIDEO
Power supply
RCA jack x 1
AC100–240V, 2.8 A, 50-60 Hz (Automatic)
SD/HDTV signal input
Power consumption
Analog - Component RCA jack x 3
280 W (Max); < 0.5 W (Standby)
(through RGB input)
Digital - HDMI V1.4 x 1
Mechanical
Audio signal input
Weight
Audio in
2.6 Kg (5.73 lbs)
PC audio jack x 2
RCA audio jack (L/R) x 2
Output terminals
RGB output
D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 1
Speaker
(Stereo) 10 watt x 1
Audio signal output
PC audio jack x 1
Environmental Requirements
Operating temperature
0°C–40°C at sea level
Operating relative humidity
10%–90% (without condensation)
Operating altitude
0–1499 m at 0°C–35°C
1500–3000 m at 0°C–30°C (with
High Altitude Mode on)
Specifications
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Dimensions
287.3
232.6
114.4
62
62
Unit: mm
Ceiling mount installation
Ceiling Mount screw: M4
(Max L = 25 mm; Min L = 20 mm)
207.6
77
76.5
34.5
199.6
364.40
397.90
445.95
78
83.38
141.88
123.0
232.6
287.3
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Specifications
Unit: mm
Wall mount installation
Minimum installation requirements
Computer
Resolution:
XGA
Image
Resolution:
XGA
Diagram
Reference
SMART
Board
660
Image
Diagonal
(inches)
D
64
Image
Height
(mm)
H
Image
Width
(mm)
Smart
Board
680
Promethean
ActivBoard
164
Promethean
ActivBoard
178
RM
ClassBoard2
77.5
Hitachi
StarBoard
FX-63
StarBoard
FX-77
77
64
78
78
63
77
975
1173
975
1189
1181
960
1173
W
1300
1565
1300
1585
1575
1280
1565
Distance
from floor
to bottom
of image
(mm)
f
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
Distance
from
screen
surface to
projector
rear case
(mm)
a
790
950
790
970
970
780
950
Distance
from top
case to the
top of
image
(mm)
b
94
124
94
126
126
92
124
Distance
from top of
wall mount
to ceiling
(mm)
c
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
Minimum
Ceiling
Height
(mm)
e
2347
2575
2347
2593
2585
2330
2575
Specifications
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Computer Resolution:
WXGA
Image Resolution: WXGA
Diagram
Reference
SMART
Board
685
Promethean
ActivBoard
387
Image Diagonal (inches)
D
87
87
88
88
Image Height (mm)
H
1171
1171
1181
1181
Image Width (mm)
W
1874
1874
1887
1887
Distance from floor to
bottom of image (mm)
f
900
900
900
900
Distance from screen surface
to projector lens (mm)
a
916
916
926
926
Distance from top case to
the top of image (mm)
b
6.8
6.8
7.5
7.5
Distance from top of wall
mount to ceiling (mm)
c
50
50
50
50
Minimum Ceiling Height
(mm)
e
2461.8
2461.8
2472.5
2472.5
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Specifications
Hitachi
FX-TRIO88W
Hitachi
FX-DUO88W
Minimum Ceiling Height (mm) = f + H + b + 60 + 274+ c
Ceiling
b
150
232.6
screen
H
20
60
e
a
274
D
Projection
area
180
c
60
Wall plate
W
f
Distance from floor to
bottom of image
floor
•
The dimensions are based on the BenQ wall mount (P/N: 5J.J4R10.001).
•
All measurements are approximate and may vary from the actual sizes. BenQ recommends that if you
intend to permanently install the projector, you should physically test the projection size and distance
using the actual projector in situ before you permanently install it, so as to make allowance for this
projector's optical characteristics. This will help you determine the exact mounting position so that it best
suits your installation location.
•
The dimensions supplied are offered as a guide only and may differ depending on several factors relating to
any specific installation.
•
The dimensions are based on the projector being configured with zero keystone correction.
•
The dimensions assume that the wall mount arm is positioned 90° from the bottom case of projector and
screen surface.
Specifications
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Timing chart
Supported timing for PC input
Resolution
640 x 480
720 x 400
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1152 x 864
1024 x 576
1024 x 600
1280 x 720
1280 x 768
1280 x 800
1280 x 1024
1280 x 960
1360 x 768
1440 x 900
1400 x 1050
1600 x 1200
1680 x 1050
640 x 480@67Hz
832 x 624@75Hz
1024 x 768@75Hz
1152 x 870@75Hz
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60
Mode
VGA_60*
VGA_72
VGA_75
VGA_85
720 x 400_70
SVGA_60*
SVGA_72
SVGA_75
SVGA_85
SVGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
XGA_60*
XGA_70
XGA_75
XGA_85
XGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
1152 x 864_75
BenQ Notebook
Timing
BenQ Notebook
Timing
1280 x 720_60*
1280 x 768_60*
WXGA_60*
WXGA_75
WXGA_85
WXGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
SXGA_60***
SXGA_75
SXGA_85
1280 x 960_60***
1280 x 960_85
1360 x 768_60***
WXGA+_60***
SXGA+_60***
UXGA***
1680x1050_60***
MAC13
MAC16
MAC19
MAC21
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
59.940
72.809
75.000
85.008
70.087
60.317
72.188
75.000
85.061
31.469
37.861
37.500
43.269
31.469
37.879
48.077
46.875
53.674
25.175
31.500
31.500
36.000
28.3221
40.000
50.000
49.500
56.250
119.854
77.425
83.000
60.004
70.069
75.029
84.997
48.363
56.476
60.023
68.667
65.000
75.000
78.750
94.500
119.989
97.551
115.5
75
67.5
108
60.0
35.820
46.966
64.995
41.467
51.419
60
59.870
59.810
74.934
84.880
45.000
47.776
49.702
62.795
71.554
74.250
79.5
83.500
106.500
122.500
119.909
101.563
146.25
60.020
75.025
85.024
60.000
85.002
60.015
59.887
59.978
60.000
59.954
66.667
74.546
74.93
75.06
63.981
79.976
91.146
60.000
85.938
47.712
55.935
65.317
75.000
65.29
35.000
49.722
60.241
68.68
108.000
135.000
157.500
108
148.500
85.500
106.500
121.750
162.000
146.25
30.240
57.280
80.000
100.00
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential, Top Bottom and Side by Side formats.
**Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
***Supported timing for 3D signal with Top Bottom and Side by Side formats.
Specifications
•
The timings showing above may not be supported due to EDID file and VGA graphic card limitations. It is
possible that some timings cannot be chosen.
Supported timing for HDMI (HDCP) input
Resolution
640 x 480
720 x 400
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1152 x 864
1280 x 768
1024 x 576@60Hz
1024 x 600@65Hz
1280 x 720
1280 x 768
1280 x 800
1280 x 1024
1280 x 960
1360 x 768
1440 x 900
1400 x 1050
1600 x 1200
1680 x 1050
640 x 480@67Hz
832 x 624@75Hz
1024 x 768@75Hz
1152 x 870@75Hz
•
•
Mode
VGA_60*
VGA_72
VGA_75
VGA_85
720 x 400_70
SVGA_60*
SVGA_72
SVGA_75
SVGA_85
SVGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
XGA_60*
XGA_70
XGA_75
XGA_85
XGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
1152 x 864_75
1280 x 768_60*
BenQ Notebook Timing
BenQ Notebook Timing
1280 x 720_60*
1280 x 768_60*
WXGA_60*
WXGA_75
WXGA_85
WXGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
SXGA_60***
SXGA_75
SXGA_85
1280 x 960_60***
1280 x 960_85
1360 x 768_60***
WXGA+_60***
SXGA+_60***
UXGA***
1680x1050_60***
MAC13
MAC16
MAC19
MAC21
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
59.940
72.809
75.000
85.008
70.087
60.317
72.188
75.000
85.061
31.469
37.861
37.500
43.269
31.469
37.879
48.077
46.875
53.674
25.175
31.500
31.500
36.000
28.3221
40.000
50.000
49.500
56.250
119.854
77.425
83.000
60.004
70.069
75.029
84.997
48.363
56.476
60.023
68.667
65.000
75.000
78.750
94.500
119.989
97.551
115.5
75
59.87
60.00
64.995
60
59.870
59.810
74.934
84.880
67.5
47.776
35.820
41.467
45.000
47.776
49.702
62.795
71.554
108
79.5
46.996
51.419
74.250
79.5
83.500
106.500
122.500
119.909
101.563
146.25
60.020
75.025
85.024
60.000
85.002
60.015
59.887
59.978
60.000
59.954
66.667
74.546
74.93
75.06
63.981
79.976
91.146
60.000
85.938
47.712
55.935
65.317
75.000
65.290
35.000
49.722
60.241
68.68
108.000
135.000
157.500
108
148.500
85.500
106.500
121.750
162.000
146.250
30.240
57.280
80.000
100.00
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential, Top Bottom and Side by Side formats.
**Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
***Supported timing for 3D signal with Top Bottom and Side by Side formats.
The timings showing above may not be supported due to EDID file and VGA graphic card limitations. It is
possible that some timings cannot be chosen.
Specifications
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Timing
Resolution
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
Remark
480i*
480p
576i
576p
720/50p**
720/60p**
1080/50i***
1080/60i***
1080/24P**
1080/25P
1080/30P
1080/50P
1080/60P
720 x 480
720 x 480
720 x 576
720 x 576
1280 x 720
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
59.94
59.94
50
50
50
60
50
60
24
25
30
50
60
15.73
31.47
15.63
31.25
37.5
45.00
28.13
33.75
27
28.13
33.75
56.25
67.5
27
27
27
27
74.25
74.25
74.25
74.25
74.25
74.25
74.25
148.5
148.5
HDMI only
HDMI only
HDMI/DVI
HDMI/DVI
HDMI/DVI
HDMI/DVI
HDMI/DVI
HDMI/DVI
HDMI/DVI
HDMI/DVI
HDMI/DVI
HDMI/DVI
HDMI/DVI
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
**Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Packing and Top Bottom formats.
***Supported timing for 3D signal with Side by Side format.
Supported timing for Component-YPbPr input
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•
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Timing
Resolution
480i*
480p
576i
576p
720/50p
720/60p
1080/50i
1080/60i
1080/24P
1080/25P
1080/30P
1080/50P
1080/60P
720 x 480
720 x 480
720 x 576
720 x 576
1280 x 720
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Vertical
Horizontal
Pixel Frequency
Frequency (Hz) Frequency (kHz)
(MHz)
59.94
59.94
50
50
50
60
50
60
24
25
30
50
60
15.73
31.47
15.63
31.25
37.5
45.00
28.13
33.75
27
28.13
33.75
56.25
67.5
13.5
27
13.5
27
74.25
74.25
74.25
74.25
74.25
74.25
74.25
148.5
148.5
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
Displaying a 1080i(1125i)@60Hz or 1080i(1125i)@50Hz signal may result in slight image vibration.
Specifications
Supported timing for Video and S-Video inputs
Video mode
Horizontal
Frequency (kHz)
Vertical Frequency
(Hz)
Color sub-carrier
Frequency (MHz)
NTSC*
PAL
SECAM
PAL-M
PAL-N
PAL-60
NTSC4.43
15.73
15.63
15.63
15.73
15.63
15.73
15.73
60
50
50
60
50
60
60
3.58
4.43
4.25 or 4.41
3.58
3.58
4.43
4.43
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
Specifications
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Warranty and Copyright information
Limited warranty
BenQ warrants this product against any defects in material and workmanship, under
normal usage and storage.
Proof of purchase date will be required with any warranty claim. In the event this product
is found to be defective within the warranty period, BenQ's only obligation and your
exclusive remedy shall be replacement of any defective parts (labor included). To obtain
warranty service, immediately notify the dealer from which you purchased the product of
any defects.
Important: The above warranty shall be void if the customer fails to operate the product in
accordance with BenQ's written instructions, especially the ambient humidity must be inbetween 10% and 90%, temperature in-between 0°C and 35°C, altitude lower than 4920
feet, and avoiding to operate the projector in a dusty environment. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from country to country.
For other information, please visit www.BenQ.com.
Copyright
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be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any
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BenQ Corporation.
Disclaimer
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with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties,
merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Further, BenQ Corporation reserves
the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the contents
hereof without obligation to notify any person of such revision or changes.
*DLP, Digital Micromirror Device and DMD are trademarks of Texas Instruments. Others
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Patents
This BenQ projector is covered by the following patents:
U.S. patents 6,837,608; 7,275,834; 7,181,318. TW patents 202690; 205470; I228635;
I259932.
China patents( 中国发明专利 ) ZL01143168.7; ZL03119907.0; ZL200510051609.2
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