Acer PD126D Specifications

Manual for
Acer Projector PD117D/PD126D series
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents .............................................................................................................. 1
Usage Notice ......................................................................................................... 2
Precautions ......................................................................................................... 2
Introduction ........................................................................................................... 4
Product Features ................................................................................................ 4
Package Overview ............................................................................................. 5
Product Overview ............................................................................................... 6
Main Unit .................................................................................................................. 6
Control Panel ........................................................................................................... 7
Connection Ports ..................................................................................................... 8
Remote Control ....................................................................................................... 9
Installation ......................................................................................................................... 11
Connecting the Projector .......................................................................................... 11
Powering On/Off the Projector ................................................................................. 12
Powering On the Projector ...................................................................................... 12
Powering Off the projector ...................................................................................... 13
Warning Indicator ..................................................................................................... 13
Adjusting the Projected Image ............................................................................... 14
Adjusting the Projector Image Height ......................................................................14
Adjusting the Projector Zoom / Focus .................................................................... 15
Adjusting Projected Image Size ..............................................................................15
User Controls................................................................................................................... 16
Control Panel & Remote Control ............................................................................ 16
On-Screen Display Menus ....................................................................................... 19
How to operate ........................................................................................................ 19
Color (Computer/Video Mode) ................................................................................. 21
Image (Computer Mode) .......................................................................................... 23
Image (Video Mode).................................................................................................. 25
Management (Computer/Video Mode) ..................................................................... 27
Audio (Computer/Video Mode) ................................................................................. 32
Timer (Computer/Video Mode)..................................................................................33
Language (Computer/Video Mode)............................................................................34
Appendices ....................................................................................................................... 35
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................ 35
Replacing the lamp ................................................................................................... 39
Specifications ............................................................................................................. 40
Compatibility Modes .................................................................................................. 41
Regulation & safety notices......................................................................................42
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Usage Notice
Precautions
Follow all warnings, precautions and maintenance as
recommended in this user’s guide to maximize the life of your
unit.
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Warning-
Do not look into the projector’s lens when the
lamp is on. The bright light may hurt your eyes.
Warning-
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this product to rain or moisture.
Warning-
Please do not open or disassemble the product as
this may cause electric shock.
Warning-
When changing the lamp, please allow unit to cool
down, and follow all changing instructions.
Warning-
This product will detect the life of the lamp itself.
Please be sure to change the lamp when it shows
warning messages.
Warning-
Reset the “Lamp Hour Reset” function from the
On Screen Display “Management” menu after
replacing the lamp module (refer to page 28).
Warning-
When switching the projector off, please ensure
the projector completes its cooling cycle before
disconnecting power.
Warning-
Turn on the projector first and then the signal
sources.
Warning-
Do not use lens cap when projector is in operation.
Warning-
When the lamp reaches the end of its life, it will
burn out and may make a loud popping sound. If
this happens, the projector will not turn back on
until the lamp module has been replaced. To
replace the lamp, follow the procedures listed
under “Replacing the Lamp”.
Usage Notice
Do:
Turn off the product before cleaning.
Use a soft cloth moistened with mild detergent to clean the
display housing.
Disconnect the power plug from AC outlet if the product
is not being used for a long period of time.
Don’t:
Block the slots and openings on the unit provided for
ventilation.
Use abrasive cleaners, waxes or solvents to clean the unit.
Use under the following conditions:
- In extremely hot, cold or humid environments.
- In areas susceptible to excessive dust and dirt.
- Near any appliance that generates a strong magnetic field.
- Place in direct sunlight.
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Introduction
Product Features
This product is an SVGA (PD117D) /XGA (PD126D) single
chip 0.55” DLP® projector.
Outstanding features include:
True SVGA, 800x600 addressable pixels (for PD117D series
only)
True XGA, 1024x768 addressable pixels (for PD126D series
only)
Single chip DLP® technology
NTSC/PAL/SECAM and HDTV compatible
(480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i)
High-tech DVI-I connection for digital and analog video
connectivity
Full function remote control
User friendly multilingual on screen display menu
Advanced digital keystone correction and high quality full
screen image re-scaling
User friendly control panel
SXGA, XGA compression and VGA resizing (for PD117D series
only)
SXGA+, SXGA compression and VGA, SVGA resizing (for
PD126D series only)
Mac compatible
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Introduction
Package Overview
This projector comes with all the items shown below. Check to
make sure your unit is complete. Contact your dealer immediately
if anything is missing.
Projector with lens cap
DVI cable
Power Cord
Composite Video Cable
USB Cable
VGA to Component
/ HDTV
VGA Cable
(For PD126D) (For PD117D)
S-Video Cable
Audio Cable
Remote Control
117D/PD126D
2 x Battery
User’s Guide
Carrying Case
Quick Start Card
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Introduction
Product Overview
Main Unit
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Control Panel
Zoom Ring
Focus Ring
Zoom Lens
Elevator Button
Elevator Foot
Connection Ports
Power Socket
Remote Control Receiver
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Introduction
Control Panel
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Menu
Temp Indicator LED
Lamp Indicator LED
Source
Resync
Power and Indicator LED (Power LED)
Four Directional Select Keys
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Introduction
Connection Ports
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1. USB Input Connector
2. DVI Input Connector
3. VGA Connector (PC Analog Signal/HDTV/Component Video
Input)
4. S-Video Input Connector
5. Composite Video Input Connector
6. VGA Output Connector (Monitor Loop-through Output Connector)
7. RS232 Input Connector
8. Audio Input Connector
9. Power Socket
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Introduction
Remote Control
For PD126D
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1. Power
2. Transmit
Indicator Light
3. Laser Pointer
4. Laser button
5. Source
6. Hide
7. Mute
8. Menu
9. Zoom
10. Keystone/Four
Directional
Select Keys
11. Mouse Right Click
12. Page Up/Page
Down
13. E m p o w e r i n g
Key
14. S-Video
15. Video
16. Wireless (Not
Supported)
17. DVI
18. VGA
19. Component
20. Volume +/21. Mouse Left Click
22. Back
23. Aspect Ratio
24. Freeze
25. Resync
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Installation
For PD117D
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1. Power
2. Transmit
Indicator Light
3. Source
4. Hide
5. Mute
6. Back
7. Zoom
8. Keystone/Four
Directional
Select Keys
9. Page Up/Page
Down
10. E m p o w e r i n g
Key
11. S-Video
12. Video
13. Language
14. DVI
15. VGA
16. Component
17. Volume +/18. Menu
19. Aspect Ratio
20. Freeze
21. Resync
Installation
Connecting the Projector
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DVD Player, Settop Box,
HDTV receiver
RS232
USB
S-Video Output
DVI
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Video Output
1..................................................................................................Power cord
2................................................................RS232 cable (optional accessory)
3......................................................................................................USB cable
4......................................................................................................DVI cable
5.....................................................................................................VGA cable
6.........................................................VGA to Component / HDTV cable
7...............................................................................................S-Video cable
8................................................................................Composite video cable
9...........................................................VGA-Out cable (optional accessory)
10..................................................................................................Audio cable
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Installation
Powering On/Off the Projector
Powering On the Projector
1. Remove the lens cap.
2. Ensure that the power cord and signal cable are securely connected.
The Power LED will flash red.
3. Turn on the lamp by pressing “
” button on the control panel
and the Power LED will turn blue.
4. Turn on your source (computer, notebook, video player ,etc.).
The projector will detect your source automatically.
If the screen displays “Lock” & “Source” icons, it means the
projector locks on this source type and there is no such type of
input signal found.
If the screen displays “No Signal”, please make sure the signal
cables are securely connected.
If you connect multiple sources at the same time, using the
“Source” button on the remote control or control panel to
switch.
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NOTE
Turn on the
projector first and
then the signal
sources.
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Power
Installation
Powering Off the Projector
1. Press the “ ” button to turn off the projector lamp, you will see a
message “Please press power button again to complete the shutdown
process. Warning: DO NOT unplug while the projector fan is still
running.” displayed on the projector’s screen. Press the “ ” button
again to confirm, otherwise the message will disappear after 5 seconds
2. The cooling fans continue to operate for about 30 seconds for cooling
cycle and the Power LED will be quick red flash. When the Power LED
becomes slow flashing, the projector has entered standby mode.
If you wish to turn the projector back on, you must wait until the projector
has completed the cooling cycle and has entered standby mode. Once in
standby mode, simply press “ ” button to restart the projector.
3. Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and the projector.
4. Do not turn on the projector immediately following a power
off procedure.
Warning Indicator
When the “LAMP” indicator lights solid red, the projector will automatically
shut itself down. Please contact your local reseller or service center.
When the “TEMP” indicator lights solid red for about 20 seconds, it indicates
the projector has been overheated. You will see a message “Projector
Overheated. Lamp will automatically turn off soon.” on the on-screen display.
The projector will automatically shut itself down.
Under normal conditions, the projector can be switched on again after it has
cooled down. If the problem persists, you should contact your local dealer or
our service center.
When the “TEMP” indicator flashs red for about 30 seconds, you will see a
message “Fan fail. Lamp will automatically turn off soon.” on the on-screen
display. Please contact your local dealer or our service center.
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Installation
Adjusting the Projected Image
Adjusting the Projector Image Height
The projector is equipped with an elevator foot for adjusting
the image height.
To raise the image:
1. Press the elevator button 1 .
2. Raise the image to the desired height angle 2 , then release
the button to lock the elevator foot into position.
To lower the image:
1. Press the elevator button.
2. Lower the image, then release the button to lock the elevator
foot into position.
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Elevator Button
2
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Elevator Foot
Installation
Adjusting the Projector Zoom / Focus
You may turn the zoom ring to zoom in or out. To focus the image,
rotate the focus ring until the image is clear. The projector will focus
at distances from 3.94 to 32.8 feet (1.2 to 10 meters).
Adjusting Projection Image Size
275.00
192.50
137.5
82.50
229.17
160.42
33.00
114.58
68.75
27.50
3.94’ (1.2m)
9.84’ (3.0m)
16.40’ (5.0m)
22.97’ (7.0m)
32.81’ (10.0m)
For PD117D
PROJECTION
DISTANCE
1.2
1.5
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10
(METER)
4 : 3 SCREEN
Wide 33.00 41.25 55.00 60.50 82.50 110.00 137.50 165.00 192.50 220.00 247.50 275.00
SIZE - DIAGONAL
(INCH)
Tele 27.50 34.38 45.83 50.42 68.75 91.67 114.58 137.50 160.42 183.33 206.25 229.17
For PD126D
PROJECTION
DISTANCE
1.2
1.5
2
2.2
3
4
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9
10
(METER)
4 : 3 SCREEN
Wide 37.50 46.88 62.50 68.75 93.75 125.00 156.25 187.50 218.75 250.00 281.25 312.50
SIZE - DIAGONAL
(INCH)
Tele 31.25 39.06 52.08 57.29 78.13 104.17 130.21 156.25 182.29 208.33 234.38 260.42
This graph is for user’s reference only.
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User Controls
Control Panel & Remote Control
There are two ways for you to control the functions: Remote
Control and Control Panel.
Control Panel
Remote Control
For PD126D
For PD117D
Using the Control Panel
Refer to the “Power On/Off the Projector” section on pages
12-13.
Source
Press “Source” to search for RGB, Component-p, Component-i,
S-Video, Composite Video, DVI-D and HDTV sources.
Menu
Press “Menu” to launch the on screen display (OSD) menu.
To exit OSD, press “Menu” again.
Confirm your selection of items.
Four Directional Select Keys
Use
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selection.
to select items or make adjustments to your
User Controls
Using the Remote Control
Power
Refer to the “Power On/Off the Projector” section on pages 12-13.
Empowering Key
Acer Empowering Key provides three Acer unique functions,
they are “Acer eView Management”, “Acer eTimer Management”
and “Acer eOpening Management” respectively. Press “e” key
for more than one second to launch the on screen display main
menu to modify its function.
Acer eView Management
Press “e” to launch “Acer eView Management”
submenu.
“Acer eView Management” is for display mode
selection. Please refer to On Screen Display
Menus section for more detail.
Acer eTimer Management
Press “e” to launch “Acer eTimer Management”
submenu.
“Acer eTimer Management” provides the
reminding function for presentation time
control. Please refer to On Screen Display Menus
section for more detail.
Acer eOpening Management
Press “e” to launch “Acer eOpening Management”
submenu.
“Acer eOpening Management” allows user to
change the Startup screen to their personalized
image. Please refer to On Screen Display section
for details.
Menu
Press “Menu” to launch the on screen display menu. To exit OSD,
press “Menu” again.
Four Directional Select Keys
Use
to select items or make adjustments to your
selection.
Aspect Ratio
Use this function to choose your desired aspect ratio.(Full/4:3/16:9)
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User Controls
Zoom
Digital Zoom in/out.
Keystone + / Adjusts image distortion caused by tilting the projector ( 15
degrees).
Page Up (Computer mode only)
Use this button to page up. This function is only available when
the projector is connected to a computer via an USB cable.
Page Down (Computer mode only)
Use this button to page down. This function is only available
when the projector is connected to a computer via an USB cable.
Resync
Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input source.
Hide
Momentarily turns off the video. Press “Hide” to hide image,
press again to restore display of the image.
Source
Press “Source” to choose RGB, Component-p, Component-i,
S-Video, Composite Video, DVI-D and HDTV sources.
Freeze
Press “Freeze” to pause the screen image.
VGA
Press “VGA” to change source to VGA-In connector. This connector
supports Analog RGB, YPbPr (480p/576p/720p/1080i), YCbCr
(480i/576i) and RGB sync.
DVI
Press “DVI” to change source to DVI connector. This connector
supports Digital RGB, Analog RGB, YPbPr (480p/576p/720p/
1080i) and YCbCr (480i/576i).
Component
Press “Component” to change source to component connector.
This connector supports YPbPr (480p/576p/720p/1080i) and
YCbCr (480i/576i).
S-Video
Press “S-Video” to change source to S-Video source.
Video
Press “Video” to change source to Composite Video source.
Laser Button (for PD126D only)
Aim the remote at the viewing screen, press and hold this button
to activate the laser pointer.
Language(for PD117D only)
Choose the multi-lingual OSD menu.
Mouse Right Click / Mouse Left Click (for PD126D only)
These functions are the same as a mouse of PC or Mac.
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User Controls
On-Screen Display Menus
The Projector has multilingual On Screen Display menus
that allow you to make image adjustments and change a
variety of settings. The projector will automatically detect
the source.
How to operate
1. To open the OSD menu, press “Menu” on the Remote Control or
press “Menu”on the Control Panel.
2. When OSD is displayed, use
keys to select any item in the
main menu. After selecting the desired main menu item, press
to enter sub menu for feature setting.
3. Use
by
keys to select the desired item and adjust the settings
key.
4. Select the next item to be adjusted in the sub menu and adjust as
described above.
5. Press “Back” on the Remote Control or press “Menu”on the
Control Panel, the screen will return to the main menu.
6. To exit OSD, press “Menu” on the Remote Control or press “Menu
”on the Control Panel again. The OSD menu will close and the
projector will automatically save the new settings.
NOTE
“Saturation” and
“Tint” functions
are not supported
under computer
mode or DVI mode.
Main Menu
Sub Menu
Setting
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User Controls
Color
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Display Mode
There are many factory presets optimized for various types of
images.
Bright:For brightness optimization.
PC:
For computer or notebook.
Video: For playing video in a bright environment.
Theater: For Home Theater usage in a dark room.
sRGB: For true-color optimization.
User: Memorize user's settings.
Brightness
Adjust the brightness of the image.
Press the
to darken image.
Press the
to lighten the image.
Contrast
The contrast controls the degree of difference between the lightest
and darkest parts of the picture. Adjusting the contrast changes
the amount of black and white in the image.
Press the
to decrease the contrast.
Press the
to increase the contrast.
Color Temperature
Adjust the color temperature. At higher temperature, the screen
looks colder; at lower temperature, the screen looks warmer.
White Segment
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Use the white Segment control to set the white peaking level of
DMD chip. 0 stands for minimal segment, and 10 stands for maximum
segment. If you prefer a stronger image, adjust towards the maximum
setting. For a smooth and more natural image, adjust towards the
minimum setting.
User Controls
Color
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Degamma
Effects the represent of dark scenery. With greater gamma value,
dark scenery will look brighter.
Color R
Adjusts the red color.
Color G
Adjusts the green color.
Color B
Adjusts the blue color.
Saturation
Adjusts a video image from black and white to fully saturated
color.
Press the
to decrease the amount of color in the image.
Press the
to increase the amount of color in the image.
Tint
NOTE
”Saturation”
and“Tint”
functions are
not supported
under computer
mode or DVI
mode.
Adjusts the color balance of red and green.
Press the
to increase the amount of green in the image.
Press the
to increase the amount of red in the image.
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User Controls
Image
(Computer Mode)
Keystone
Adjust image distortion caused by tilting projection. (
15 degrees)
Aspect Ratio
Use this function to choose your desired aspect ratio.
Auto : Keep the image with original width-height ratio and maximize
the image to fit native horizontal or vertical pixels.
16:9 : The input source will be scaled to fit the width of the screen.
4:3 :
The input source will be scaled to fit the projection screen.
480p : Crop a 480p video signal to 800x480 resolution (for SVGA model).
Projection
Front-Desktop
The factory default setting.
Rear-Desktop
When you select this function, the projector reverses the image so you can
project behind a translucent screen.
Front-Ceiling
When you select this function, the projector turns the image upside down
for ceiling-mounted projection.
Rear-Ceiling
When you select this function, the projector reverses and turns the image
upside down at same time. You can project from behind a translucent
screen with ceiling mounted projection.
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User Controls
H.Position (Horizontal Position)
Press the
to move the image left.
Press the
to move the image right.
V. Position (Vertical Position)
Press the
to move the image down.
Press the
to move the image up.
Frequency
“Frequency”changes the display data frequency to match the
frequency of your computer’s graphic card. If you experience a
vertical flickering bar, use this function to make an adjustment.
Tracking
“Tracking” synchronizes the signal timing of the display with the
graphic card. If you experience an unstable or flickering image, use
this function to correct it.
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User Controls
Image
(Video Mode)
Keystone
Adjust image distortion caused by tilting projection. (
15 degrees)
Aspect Ratio
Use this function to choose your desired aspect ratio.
Auto : Keep the image with original width-height ratio and maximize the
image to fit native horizontal or vertical pixels.
16:9 : The input source will be scaled to fit the width of the screen.
4:3 :
The input source will be scaled to fit the projection screen.
480p : Crop a 480p video signal to 800x480 resolution (for SVGA model).
Projection
Front-Desktop
The factory default setting.
Rear-Desktop
When you select this function, the projector reverses the image so you can project
behind a translucent screen.
Front-Ceiling
When you select this function, the projector turns the image upside down for
ceiling-mounted projection.
Rear-Ceiling
When you select this function, the projector reverses and turns the image upside
down at same time. You can project from behind a translucent screen with ceiling
mounted projection.
Sharpness
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
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Press the
to decrease the sharpness.
Press the
to increase the sharpness.
User Controls
Management
(Computer / Video
Mode)
ECO Mode
Choose “On” to dim the projector lamp which will lower power
consumption, extend the lamp life and reduce noise. Choose ”Off” to
return normal mode.
Auto Shutdown
The projector will auto shutdown while there is no signal input after
the setting time.
Source Lock
When source lock is turned off, the projector will search for other
signals if the current input signal is lost. When source lock is
turned on, it will “Lock” the current source channel before you
press “Source” button on remote control for next channel.
Menu Location
Choose the Menu location on the display screen.
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User Controls
Management
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Startup Screen
Use this function to select your desired start-up screen. If you change
the setting from one to another, when you exit the OSD menu, the
new setting will take effect immediately.
Acer: The default start-up screen of Acer projector.
User: The user customized start-up screen, which is downloaded
from PC to projector via the USB cable and Acer eOpening Management
utility (refer to the description of below section).
Acer eOpening Management
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User Controls
Management
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Acer eOpening Management is a PC utility for user to change the default
start-up screen of Acer projector to their desired image. You can
install Acer eOpening Management from the bundled CD. Connect the
projector to your PC with the bundled USB cable then execute Acer
eOpening Management utility to download your desired image from
your PC to projector.
Before the download starts, the projector must enter “Download
Mode” first. Please follow the instruction below to enter “Download
Mode”.
1. If the AC power cord of the projector was unplugged, plug the
AC power.
2. Powering On the Projector
3. Please make sure the USB cable has been plugged and connected
to your projector.
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User Controls
Management
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Lamp Hour Elapse
Displays Hour the lamp’s elapsed operating time (in hours).
Lamp Reminding
Choose this function to show or to hide warning message when the
changing lamp message is displayed. The message will show up 30
hours before end of life.
Lamp Hour Reset
Press the
and then choose “Yes“ to turn the lamp hour counter to 0 hours.
Security
Press
to start “Security” setting. If the “Security” function is enabled,
your must enter ¡§Administrator Password¡¨ first before Security setting.
Security
This projector provides an excellent security function for the
administrator to manage the usage of the projector request.
Select “On” to enable the security function. User have to
enter password depending on the “ Security Mode”. Please
refer to “User Password” section for details.
Select “Off” then user can switch on the projector
without password.
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Once the security function is enabled, the projector will request
user to enter password when switch on the projector . Both
“User Password” and “Administrator Password” can be
accepted for this dialogue.
User Controls
Management
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Timeout(Min.)
Once “Security” is set to “On”, administrator can set
timeout function.
Press
or
to select timeout duration.
The range is from 10 minute to 990 minutes.
When time is up, the projector will request user to
enter password again.
The factory default setting of “Timeout(Min.)” is “Off”.
User Password
Press
Use
to set up or change “User Password”.
,
,
or
to select the character and
press “Menu” to confirm.
Press
to delete character after the selected
character confirmed.
Press “Menu” to complete the setting of
password.
Input password again at “Confirm Password”.
The password is allowed for 4~8 characters.
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User Controls
Management
(Computer / Video
Mode)
The projector provide two options of "Security Mode".
Select “Request password only after plugging
power cord”, the project will request user to input
password only for the first time plugging on
power cord of the projector.
Select “Always request password while projector
turns on”, user have to input password every
time when switching on the projector.
Administrator Password
“Administrator Password” can be accepted by both “Enter
Administrator Password” and “Enter Password” dialogues.
Press
to change “Administrator Password”.
The factory default of “Administrator Password”
is “1234”.
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User Controls
Management
(Computer / Video
Mode)
If administrator forgot “Administrator Password”, do
the following to retrieve the “Administrator Password”:
1.
Press “Menu” for more than 4 seconds when any
of “Enter Password” or “Enter Administrator
Password” dialogue is currently displayed.
2.
Write down the “Unlock ID” and contact with
Acer service center. They will give you new
Administrator Password according to the Unlock ID.
Once the new “Administrator Password”
retrieved from Acer has been logged into the
projector, old “Administrator Password” will be
replaced by the new password.
3.
Reset
Press the
and then choose “Yes” to return the display parameters
on all menus to the factory default settings.
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User Controls
Audio
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Volume
Press the
to decrease the volume.
Press the
to increase the volume.
Mute
Choose the “On” to turn mute on.
Choose the “Off” to turn mute off.
Power On/Off Volume
Choose this function to adjust volume when power on/off.
Alarm Volume
Choose this function to adjust volume when there are errors of the
projector.
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User Controls
Timer
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Timer Start
Press the
to start/stop timer.
Timer Period
Press the
or
to adjust timer period.
Timer Volume
Choose this function to adjust volume when timer function is
enable and time is up.
Timer Display
Press the
or
to choose timer display mode on the screen.
Timer Location
Choose the timer location on the screen.
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User Controls
Language
(Computer / Video
Mode)
Language
Choose the multilingual OSD menu . Use the
your prefered language.
Press
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to confirm the selection.
or
key to select
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Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with the projector, refer to the following
information. If the problem persists, please contact your local
reseller or service center.
Problem: No image appears on screen.
Ensure all the cables and power connections are correctly and
securely connected as described in the “Installation” section.
Ensure the pins of connectors are not crooked or broken.
Check if the projection lamp has been securely installed. Please
refer to the “Replacing the lamp” section.
Make sure you have removed the lens cap and the projector is
switched on.
Ensure that the “Hide” feature is not enabled.
Problem: Partial, scrolling or incorrectly displayed image.
Press the “Re-Sync” button on the Remote Control.
If you use a PC:
If the resolution of your computer is higher than 800 x 600 (PD117D)
/ 1024 x 768 (PD126D).
Follow the steps outlined below to reset the resolution.
For Windows 3.x:
1. In the Windows Program Manager, click the “Windows Setup”
icon in the Main group.
2. Verify that your display resolution setting is less than or equal
to 800 x 600 (PD117D) / 1024 x 768 (PD126D).
For Windows 95,98,2000,XP:
1. Open “My Computer” icon, the “Control Panel” folder, and
then double click on the “Display” icon.
2. Select the “Setting” tab.
3. In the “Desktop Area” you will find the resolution setting.
Verify that the resolution setting is less than or equal to 800 x
600 (PD117D) / 1024 x 768 (PD126D) resolution.
If the projector is still not projecting the whole image, you will
also need to change the monitor display you are using. Refer to
the following steps.
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4. Follow the above steps 1-2. Click on the “Advanced
Properties” button.
5. Select the “Change” button under the “Monitor” tab.
6. Click on “Show all devices”. Then select “Standard monitor
types” under the “Manufacturers” box ; choose the resolution
mode you need under the “Models” box.
7. Verify that the resolution setting of the monitor display is less
than or equal to 800 x 600 (PD117D) / 1024 x 768 (PD126D).
If you are using a Notebook PC:
1. You are required to implement the above steps of resolution
setting of the computer first.
2. Switch the Notebook PC display to the “external display only”
or “CRT only” mode.
If you experience difficulty in changing resolutions or your monitor
freezes, restart all the equipment and the projector.
Problem: The screen of the Notebook or PowerBook computer is
not displaying your presentation.
If you are using a Notebook PC:
Some Notebook PCs may deactivate their screens when a second
display device is in use. Refer to your computer’s documentation
for information on how to reactivate the monitor display.
If you are using an Apple PowerBook:
In Control Panels, open the PowerBook Display to select Video
Mirroring “On”.
Problem: Image is unstable or flickering.
Use “Tracking” to correct it. Refer to page 23.
Change the monitor color setting from your computer.
Problem: Image has vertical flickering bar.
Use “Frequency” to make an adjustment. Refer to page 23.
Check and reconfigure the display mode of your graphic card to
make it compatible with the product. Refer to page 20.
Problem: Image is out of focus.
Adjusts the Focus Ring on the projector lens. Refer to page 15.
Make sure the projection screen is between the required distance
3.94 to 32.8 feet (1.2 to 10 meters) from the projector.
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Problem: The image is outstretched when displaying DVD.
Select appropriate aspect ratio in both DVD player and projector
OSD menu to get the correct width-height ratio of the image.
If the image is still outstretched, you will also need to adjust the aspect
ratio by referring to the following:
Please select 4:3 aspect ratio type on your DVD player if you are
playing a 16:9 DVD.
If you can’t select 4:3 aspect ratio type on your DVD player, please
select 4:3 aspect ratio on screen menu.
Problem: Image is reversed.
Select “Image” from the OSD and adjust the projection
direction. See page 22.
Problem: Lamp burns out or makes a popping sound.
When the lamp reaches its end of life, it will burn out and may
make a loud popping sound. If this happens, the projector will
not turn on until the lamp module has been replaced. To replace
the lamp, follow the procedures in the “Replacing the Lamp”.
See page 39.
Problem: LED lighting message.
Message
Standby State
(Input power cord)
Power LED
Blue
Red
Temp LED
Lamp LED
Slow Flashing
Lamp lighting
Power on
Power off (Cooling)
Quick Flashing
Error (Lamp fail)
Error (Thermal fail)
Error (Fan lock fail)
Flashing
Error (Over Temp.)
Error
(Lamp Breakdown)
=>Light On
=>Light Off
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Problem: Message Reminders.
”Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power
operation. Replacement Suggested!” will be shown about 10
seconds when lamp life is going to deplete.
“Projector Overheated. Lamp will automatically turn off soon.”
will be shown when the system temperature is over heat.
“Fan fail. Lamp will automatically turn off soon.” will be shown
when the fan is out of order.
Problem: Projector automatically turns to standby state.
The environment temperature is too high. Please leave the
projector for at least 30 minutes with the suitable ambient
temperature.
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Replacing the lamp
The projector will detect the lamp life itself. It will show you a
warning message “Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in
full power operation. Replacement Suggested!” When you see this
message, changing the lamp as soon as possible.
Make sure the projector has been cooled down for at least 30 minutes
before changing the lamp.
NOTE
Warning: Lamp
compartment is
hot! Allow it to
cool down before
changing lamp!
3
1
4
2
NOTE
Warning: To reduce the
risk of personal injury,
do not drop the lamp
module or touch the
lamp bulb. The bulb may
shatter and cause injury
if it is dropped.
Lamp Changing Procedure:
1. Turn the power off the projector by pressing the “ ”
button.
2. Allow the projector to cool down at least 30 minutes.
3. Disconnect the power cord.
4. Use a screwdriver to remove the screw from the cover.
5. Push up and remove the cover. 2
6. Remove the 2 screws from the lamp module.
1
3
7. Pull out the lamp module. 4
To replace the lamp module, reverse the previous steps.
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Specifications
The specs specified below are subject to change without notice. Regarding the final
specs, please refer to Acer accounced marketing specs.
- Single Chip DLP® Technology by Texas Instruments
- 230W User Replaceable Lamp
- 800 pixels(H) X 600 lines(V) (for PD117D series only)
- 1024 pixels(H) X 768 lines(V) (for PD126D series only)
Displayable Color
- 16.7M colors
Contrast Ratio
- 2000:1 (Full on/off) (Min)
Uniformity
- 80%
Noise Level
- 36 dB(A) (standard mode)/34 dB(A) (ECO mode)
Projection Lens
- F2.4 (wide), F2.6 (tele), f=18~21.6mm with 1.2x Manual
zoom lens
Projection Screen Size (Diag.) - 31.2 ~ 312.5 inches Diagonal
Projection Distance
- 3.94 to 32.8 feet (1.2 to 10 meters)
Video Compatibility
- NTSC/PAL/SECAM and HDTV compatible
- Composite video & S-Video capability
H. Frequency
- 31kHz ~79kHz horizontal scan
V. Frequency
- 56Hz ~85Hz vertical refresh
Power Supply
- Universal AC input 100-240V ; Input Frequency 50/60Hz
I/O Connectors
- Power: AC power input socket
- VGA Input:
One DVI connector for Digital signal
One 15-pin D-sub for VGA, component and HDTV signal
- VGA Output:
One 15-pin D-sub for VGA output
- Video Input:
One Composite video RCA input
One S-Video input
- RS232 connector
- USB:One USB connector
- Audio Input: One phone jack for audio input
Weight
- 2.5 kg
Dimensions (W x D x H)
- 255 x 266 x 93.4 mm
Environmental
- Operating Temperature: 41~95oF (5~ 35oC)
Humidity: 85% maximum (Non-condensing)
- Storage Temperature: -4~140oF (-20~60oC)
Humidity: 80% maximum (Non-condensing)
Safety Regulation
- FCC Class B, CE Class B, VCCI-II, UL, cUL,
TUV-GS, C-tick, PSB, PSE, CB Report, CCC
Light Valve
Lamp
Number of Pixels
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Compatibility Modes
Mode
Note : “*” means
compressed.
60 Hz
72 Hz
75 Hz
85 Hz
56 Hz
60 Hz
31.5 kHz
37.7 kHz
37.5 kHz
43.3 kHz
35.1 kHz
37.9 kHz
VGA
640 x 480
SVGA
800 x 600
72 Hz
75 Hz
85 Hz
48.1 kHz
46.9 kHz
53.7 kHz
SXGA *
1280 x 1024
60 Hz
64.0 kHz
640x480
66.66 Hz
34.98 kHz
640x480
66.68 Hz
35 kHz
832x624
74.55 Hz
49.725 kHz
MAC LC
13"
MAC II 13"
NOTE
Resolution Vertical Frequency (Hz) Horizontal Frequency (kHz)
MAC 16"
MAC 19"
MAC
MAC G4
i Mac DV
i Mac DV
i Mac DV
1024x768
75 Hz
60.24 kHz
1152x870
75.06 Hz
68.68 kHz
31.35 kHz
640x480
60 Hz
1024x768
75 Hz
60 kHz
1152x870
75 Hz
68.49 kHz
1280x960
75 Hz
75 kHz
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Appendices
Regulation & safety notices
This appendix lists the general notices of your Acer Projector.
FCC notice
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed t o p r o v i d e
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
device generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency en-ergy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occuri n a p a r t i c u l a r
installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to radio or televi-sion
reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, t h e u s e r i s
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the fol-lowing measures:
Q
Q
Q
Q
E Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
E Increase the separation between the device and receiver.
E Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
E Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
Notice: Shielded cables
All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded cables to
maintain compliance with FCC regulations.
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void
the user’s authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications Commission,
to operate this computer.
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Operation conditions
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1. this device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. this device must accept any interference received, in cluding interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Notice: Canadian users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Remarque à l’intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numerique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Declaration of Conformity for EU countries
Hereby, Acer, declares that this Acer projector is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please
visit http:// global.acer.com.)
Compliant with Russian regulatory certification
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Important safety instructions
Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference.
1. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
2. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners. Use a water-moistened cloth for cleaning.
3. Do not use this product near water.
4. Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product falls, it
could be seriously damaged.
5. This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local
power company.
6. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where
people will walk on the cord.
7. Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may
touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or
electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind onto or into the product.
8. Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
9. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
b. If liquid has been spilled into the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are
followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions, since improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage
and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the
product to normal condition.
e. If the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged. If the product
exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a needfor service.
10. To avoid hazard of unexpected electrical shock, use the AC adapter only when the
wall socket is properly grounded.
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Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio
communication devices (RSS-210)
a. Common information Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
b. Operation in 2.4 GHz band To prevent radio interference to the licensed service,
this device is intended to be operated indoors and installed outdoors is subject to
licensing.
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