Runco Video Xtreme VX-2ix Specifications

O W N E R ’S O P E R A T I N G M A N U A L
VX-2ix
Digital Light ProcessingTM Projector
and DHD Controller
TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For Projectors, Video Processors and Controllers
Congratulations on your purchase of a Runco video product and welcome to the Runco family! We believe Runco produces
“The World’s Finest Home Theater Products.” With proper installation, setup and care, you should enjoy many years of
unparalleled video performance.
This is a LIMITED WARRANTY as defined in the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Please read it carefully and retain it with your
other important documents.
WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY:
SERVICE LABOR: Runco will pay for service labor by a Runco Authorized Service Center when needed as a result of
manufacturing defect for a period of two (2) years from the effective date of delivery to the end user (excluding the lamp).
PARTS (not including the lamp): Runco will provide new or rebuilt replacement parts for the parts that fail due to defects in
materials or workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the effective date of delivery to the end user. Such replacement
parts are then subsequently warranted for the remaining portion (if any) of the original warranty period.
PROJECTOR LAMP: Runco will pay for service labor by a Runco Authorized Service Center when needed as a result of a
manufacturing defect for a period of six (6) months or 1000 hours, whichever comes first, from the effective date of delivery to
the end user. In addition, Runco will provide a new or rebuilt replacement lamp for the lamp that fails due to defects in materials
or workmanship for a period of six (6) months or 1000 hours, whichever comes first, from the effective date of delivery to the
end user. Such replacement lamps are then subsequently warranted for the remaining portion (if any) of the original warranty
period.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY:
This Limited Warranty only covers failure due to defects in materials and workmanship that occur during normal use and does
not cover normal maintenance. This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinets or any appearance items; failure resulting from
accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, faulty or improper installation or setup adjustments; improper
maintenance, alteration, improper use of any input signal; damage due to lightning or power line surges, spikes and
brownouts; damage that occurs during shipping or transit; or damage that is attributed to acts of God. In the case of remote
control units, damage resulting from leaking, old, damaged or improper batteries is also excluded from coverage under this
Limited Warranty.
CAUTION: THIS LIMITED WARRANTY ONLY COVERS RUNCO PRODUCTS PURCHASED FROM RUNCO AUTHORIZED
DEALERS. ALL OTHER PRODUCTS ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THIS WARRANTY.
MOREOVER, DAMAGE RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM IMPROPER INSTALLATION OR SETUP IS
SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT INSTALLATION
AND SETUP WORK BE PERFORMED ONLY BY AN AUTHORIZED RUNCO DEALER TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER
THIS WARRANTY. THIS WILL ALSO ENSURE THAT YOU ENJOY THE FINE PERFORMANCE OF WHICH YOUR RUNCO
PRODUCT IS CAPABLE WHEN INSTALLED AND CALIBRATED BY RUNCO AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL.
RIGHTS, LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS:
Runco limits its obligations under any implied warranties under state laws to a period not to exceed the warranty period. There
are no express warranties. Runco also excludes any obligation on its part for incidental or consequential damages related to
the failure of this product to function properly. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and
some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. So the above limitations or
exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from
state to state.
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EFFECTIVE WARRANTY DATE:
This warranty begins on the effective date of delivery to the end user. For your convenience, keep the original bill of sale as
evidence of the purchase date.
IMPORTANT – WARRANTY REGISTRATION:
Please fill out and mail your warranty registration card. It is imperative that Runco knows how to reach you promptly if we
should discover a safety problem or product update for which you must be notified.
CONTACT A RUNCO AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER TO OBTAIN SERVICE:
Repairs made under the terms of this Limited Warranty covering your Runco video product will be performed at the location of
the product, during usual working hours, providing location of product is within normal operating distance from a Runco
Authorized Service Center. In some instances it may be necessary for the product to be returned to the Runco factory for
repairs. If, solely in Runco’s judgment, location of product to be repaired is beyond normal operating distance of the closest
Runco Authorized Service Center, or the repair requires the unit be returned to the Runco factory, it is the owner’s
responsibility to arrange for shipment of the product for repair. These arrangements must be made through the selling Runco
Dealer. If this is not possible, contact Runco directly for a Return Authorization number and shipping instructions. Runco will
return product transportation prepaid in the United States, unless no product defect is discovered. In that instance, shipping
costs will be the responsibility of the owner.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS:
© Copyright 2006 Runco International. This document contains proprietary information protected by copyright, trademark and
other intellectual property laws. All rights are reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced by any mechanical,
electronic or other means, in any form, without prior written permission of the manufacturer.
Reflection, Enhanced GEN3, DHD, Vivix, Virtual Cinema, CineWide, AutoScope, O-Path, CinOptx, LiveLink, CSMS, SuperOnyx
and VirtualWide are trademarks of Runco International.
THX and the THX logo are trademarks of THX Ltd. which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All rights reserved.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks used in this document are the property of their respective owners.
Runco International products are manufactured under one or more of the following patents: US. Patent 6755540 and Other
Patents Pending.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
To locate the name and address of the nearest Runco Authorized Service Center, or for additional information about this
Limited Warranty, please call or write:
RUNCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Attn: Customer Service Department
2900 Faber Street
Union City, CA 94587
Ph: (510) 324-7777
Fax: (510) 324-9300
Toll Free: (800) 23-RUNCO
RUNCO VIDEO-PRODUCT INFORMATION
RETAIN THIS INFORMATION FOR YOUR RECORDS
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Safety Precautions
Thank you for your purchase of this quality Runco video projector! It has been designed to provide you with the quality of video
that is expected in a home theater. For the best performance, please read this manual carefully as it is your guide through the
menus and operation.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Do not use this equipment near water, outdoors or otherwise exposed to the elements.
5. Clean only with a dry cloth.
6. Do not block any ventilation openings.
7. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
8. Do not defeat the safety feature of the polarized or grounding type plug. A polarized type plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The third prong is provided for
your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for the replacement of the obsolete
outlet.
9. The 12V trigger only outputs DC 12V signal for triggering. Do not connect to any other power input or output. This could
cause damage to this unit.
10. Only use accessories specified by Runco International.
11. Keep the packing material in case the equipment should ever need to be shipped.
12. Unplug this projector during lightning storms or when it will not be used for an extended period of time.
13. The lamp becomes extremely hot during operation. Allow the projector to cool down for approximately 45 minutes prior to
removing the lamp assembly for replacement. Do not operate lamps beyond the rated lamp life. Excessive operation of
lamps beyond rated life could cause them to explode in rare occasions.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the projector has been damaged in any way,
objects have fallen or spilled into the projector, the projector has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
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Table of Contents
TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ................................................................................. iii
Safety Precautions ......................................................................................................... vi
1. Introduction ...............................................................................................................1
About This Manual .......................................................................................................1
Target Audience .....................................................................................................1
If You Have Comments About This Manual... ..........................................................1
Textual and Graphic Conventions ...........................................................................1
Using This Manual ........................................................................................................2
Description, Features and Benefits ...............................................................................3
Key Features and Benefits ......................................................................................4
Parts List ................................................................................................................4
2. Controls and Functions ............................................................................................5
VX-2ix at a Glance ........................................................................................................5
VX-2ix Rear Panel ........................................................................................................6
VX-2ix Remote Control .................................................................................................9
3. Installation ...............................................................................................................13
Remote Control ..........................................................................................................13
Notes on Batteries ................................................................................................13
Notes on Remote Control Operation .....................................................................13
Quick Setup ...............................................................................................................14
Installation Considerations ..........................................................................................15
Installation Type ....................................................................................................15
Ambient Light .......................................................................................................15
Throw Distance.....................................................................................................16
Vertical and Horizontal Position.............................................................................17
Vertical and Horizontal Lens Shift..........................................................................17
Folded Optics .......................................................................................................19
Other Considerations ............................................................................................19
Installing the Optional CineWide Lens .........................................................................19
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Mounting the VX-2ix ...................................................................................................20
Floor Mounting (Upright) .......................................................................................20
Ceiling Mounting (Inverted)....................................................................................20
Adjusting the Projection Angle ..............................................................................20
Connections to the VX-2ix ..........................................................................................21
Connector Panel Access.......................................................................................21
Connecting the VX-2ix to Source Components .....................................................21
RS-232 Controller Connection ..............................................................................25
Connecting 12-Volt Trigger Outputs to External Theater Equipment......................25
Connecting to AC Power ......................................................................................26
4. Operation .................................................................................................................27
Turning on the Power .................................................................................................27
Adjusting the Picture Orientation ................................................................................27
Lens Adjustments ......................................................................................................28
Focus ..................................................................................................................28
Zoom ...................................................................................................................28
Shift .....................................................................................................................28
Using the On-Screen Menus ......................................................................................28
Main Menu ...........................................................................................................30
Input Source .........................................................................................................30
Aspect Ratio .........................................................................................................30
Picture .................................................................................................................33
Input Position........................................................................................................36
ISF Presets ...........................................................................................................37
Information ...........................................................................................................37
Calibration ............................................................................................................38
Service ................................................................................................................40
5. Maintenance and Troubleshooting ........................................................................45
Lamp Replacement ....................................................................................................45
Lens Replacement .....................................................................................................45
Troubleshooting Tips ..................................................................................................49
6. Serial Communications ..........................................................................................51
RS-232 Connection and Port Configuration ...............................................................51
Serial Command Syntax .............................................................................................51
7. Specifications ..........................................................................................................57
VX-2ix Specifications ..................................................................................................57
VX-2ix Dimensions .....................................................................................................60
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APPENDIX A. VX-2ix Color Gamut Adjustment ........................................................ A-1
Required Hardware and Software ............................................................................ A-2
Serial Connections and Equipment Setup ................................................................ A-2
Serial Command Syntax ........................................................................................... A-3
Adjusting the Gamut ................................................................................................. A-4
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List of Figures
2-1. VX-2ix Front/Bottom/Side View ....................................................................................5
2-2. VX-2ix Rear Panel.........................................................................................................6
2-3. VX-2ix Remote Control .................................................................................................9
3-1. Estimating Throw Distance .........................................................................................16
3-2. Projector Placement ...................................................................................................17
3-3. Vertical Lens Shift (Example Only)...............................................................................18
3-4. Horizontal Lens Shift (Example Only)...........................................................................18
3-5. Folded Optics.............................................................................................................19
3-6. DVI Source Connections ............................................................................................21
3-7. Digital (DTV) RGB Connections...................................................................................22
3-8. Analog RGB Connections...........................................................................................23
3-9. Composite, S-Video and Component Video Connections...........................................24
3-10. RS-232 Control System Connection.........................................................................25
3-11. Connecting the 12-Volt Trigger Output to the AutoScope Lens Motor ......................25
3-12. Connecting a 12-Volt Trigger Output to Other Equipment.........................................26
4-1. VX-2ix OSD Menu Structure .......................................................................................29
4-2. Typical PLUGE Pattern for Adjusting Brightness .........................................................33
4-3. Typical Gray Bar Pattern for Adjusting Contrast ..........................................................34
4-4. Typical Color Bar Pattern for Adjusting Color Saturation and Tint................................35
4-5. Typical Test Pattern for Adjusting Sharpness..............................................................36
7-1. VX-2ix Dimensions .....................................................................................................60
A-1. CIE 1931 Chromaticity Diagram ............................................................................... A-1
A-2. Equipment Setup for Color Gamut Adjustment......................................................... A-2
A-3. VX-2ix Secondary RS-232 Port ................................................................................ A-3
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1. Introduction
This Owner’s Manual describes how to install, set up and operate the Runco VX-2ix DLP
Projector. Throughout this manual, the Runco VX-2ix DLP Projector is referred to simply
as the “VX-2ix.”
Runco has prepared this manual to help home theater installers and end users get the
most out of the VX-2ix.
1.1
About This Manual
Target Audience
Runco has made every effort to ensure that this manual is accurate as of the date it was
printed. However, because of ongoing product improvements and customer feedback, it
may require updating from time to time. You can always find the latest version of this and
other Runco product manuals on-line, at www.runco.com.
Runco welcomes your comments about this manual. Send them to techpub@runco.com.
If You Have Comments
About This Manual...
Text Conventions: The following conventions are used in this manual, in order to clarify
the information and instructions provided:
Textual and Graphic
Conventions
• Remote and built-in keypad button identifiers are set in upper-case bold type; for
example, “Press EXIT to return to the previous menu.”
• Computer input (commands you type) and output (responses that appear on-screen) is
shown in monospace (fixed-width) type; for example: “To change the aspect ratio to
Letterbox, type LETTERBOX <Enter>.”
• All keys with functional names are initial-capped, set in bold type and enclosed in angle
brackets. These keys are the following: <Enter>, <Spacebar>, <Control>, <Esc>
and <Tab>.
• <Enter> indicates that you may press either the RETURN or ENTER key on your
keyboard if it has both keys.
In addition to these conventions, underlining, boldface and/or italics are occasionally used
to highlight important information, as in this example:
Note
A carriage return must be used after each command or string.
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Introduction
Graphic Conventions: These symbols appear in numerous places throughout the
manual, to emphasize points that you must keep in mind to avoid problems with your
equipment or injury:
1.2
Using This Manual
Tip
TIPS highlight time-saving short cuts and helpful guidelines for using
certain features.
Note
NOTES emphasize text with unusual importance or special
significance. They also provide supplemental information.
Caution
CAUTIONS alert users that a given action or omitted action can
degrade performance or cause a malfunction.
WARNING
WARNINGS appear when a given action or omitted action can result
in damage to the equipment, or possible non-fatal injury to the user.
DANGER!
DANGER appears when a given action can cause severe injury or
death.
Use the following table to locate the specific information you need in this manual.
If you need...
... Turn to page:
Information about obtaining service
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General information about the VX-2ix DLP Projector
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Installation instructions
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First-time configuration instructions
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Advanced configuration instructions
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Troubleshooting tips
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VX-2ix DLP Projector specifications
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Introduction
Runco steps into the future once again with the Video Xtreme™ VX-2ix Digital Light
Processing (DLP™) Projector, one of the world’s first THX® Certified, high-definition home
theater projectors.
Note
THX recommends the use of 720p source material for optimal
performance with this product.
The VX-2ix optical light engine utilizes three, 16:9 SuperOnyx™ Digital Micromirror
Device™ (DMD™) chips featuring 1280 x 720, high-definition resolution and 12-degree
mirror tilt for unsurpassed black level performance. Unlike previous, single-chip DLP
implementations, no color wheel is used. This reduces mechanical complexity and
compromises to color spectrum purity. The impressive brightness inherent in 3-chip
systems is further bolstered by the improved contrast capabilities of the VX-2ix light
engine design, offering the best of both worlds.
The VX-2ix is equipped with an embedded, all-digital signal processor/controller featuring
advanced Vivix II™ video processing, superb scaling and aspect ratio control. The VX-2ix
is enhanced further by significant horizontal and vertical lens shift capability for maximum
installation flexibility.
The VX-2ix produces an impressive 2500 ANSI lumens of light output (CSMS™ light
output of 52.1 ft-Lamberts). The VX-2ix’s 16:9 native aspect ratio DMD array makes it
ideal for widescreen viewing, while its 3-chip, 1280 x 720 native resolution produces crisp,
crystal clear high-definition images with richly saturated colors, deep black levels and
natural, highly refined detail.
This advanced design provides pure digital connections from input to light engine for
absolutely stellar pictures. In addition, Runco’s multiple aspect ratio control includes its
unique VirtualWide™ mode for viewing standard video formats in widescreen without loss
of image quality.
For uncompromising widescreen reproduction of movies originally filmed in the “scope”
(2.35:1) format, the VX-2ix can be equipped with Runco’s patent-pending CineWide™
technology, a combination of software, electronics and high-quality anamorphic optics.
CineWide maintains constant vertical height on the screen just as in a movie theater.
When a viewer transitions from 1.78:1 (16:9) program material to 2.35:1, the image simply
gets wider while full height is maintained. Also available with the VX-2ix is CineWide with
AutoScope™, an enhanced, remote-controlled motorized version of CineWide.
Note
CineWide requires the use of a 2.35:1 or similar aspect ratio superwide
format screen.
Discrete IR and RS-232 control make custom installation seamless, while discrete source
and aspect ratio selection accommodate any automation control system.
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Description, Features
and Benefits
Introduction
Key Features and Benefits ➤
The VX-2ix offers these key features and benefits:
• Native Resolution: 1280 x 720 (16:9 Native Aspect Ratio)
• Three-chip Digital Light Processing (DLP™) system
• Two DVI Inputs with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
• HDTV Compatible
• CinOptx™ Proteus lens options for stunning sharpness and throw distance flexibility
Parts List ➤
Your VX-2ix is shipped with the following items. If any items are missing or damaged,
please contact your Runco dealer or Runco Customer Service at (800) 23-RUNCO.
• VX-2ix DLP Projector
• Remote Control Unit and two (2), AAA-size batteries
• DVI Cable, 16.4 feet (5.0 meters)
• AC Power Cord
• 3.0-mm, Ball-Point Hex Driver
• (1) Warranty information and registration card
• Runco VX-2ix Owner’s Operating Manual (this document)
Optional Accessories:
• CineWide™ technology (fixed, secondary anamorphic lens)
• CineWide™ with AutoScope™ system (secondary anamorphic lens and motorized
mount)
• Ceiling mount kit
• LiveLink™ DVI Cabling System
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2. Controls and Functions
2.1
VX-2ix at a Glance
Figure 2-1 shows the key VX-2ix components.
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Figure 2-1. VX-2ix Front/Bottom/Side View
1. INTAKE VENT
2. LENS
3. RUNCO LOGO
The logo can be rotated to match the projector orientation: inverted (ceiling-mounted)
or upright. To rotate the logo, grip it at the sides, pull it away from the projector and
rotate it 180 degrees.
4. EXHAUST VENT
5. CABLE OPENINGS
Pass cables through these openings.
6. IR SENSOR
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2.2
VX-2ix Rear Panel
Figure 2-2 shows the VX-2ix rear panel.
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INPUTS
INPUTS
V
H
Pb
B
Pr
R
Y
G
TRIGGERS
HD1
TRIGGERS
HD1
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IR
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IR
HD2
HD2
DVI 1
DVI 2
DVI 2
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Pr
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVI 1
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S-VIDEO 1
VIDEO
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RS-232
CONTROL
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S-VIDEO 1
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Pr
S-VIDEO 2
S-VIDEO 2
Pb
Pr
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COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO
RS-232
CONTROL
POWER / STANDBY
STANDBY / POWER
OFF / ON
ON / OFF
(LAMP COVER)
ENTER
MENU
RUNCO INTERNATIONAL
UNION CITY, CA
ENTER
MENU
VX-2i DIGITAL PROJECTOR
MADE IN USA
AC IN 110-240V 60HZ
AC IN 110-240V 60HZ
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Figure 2-2. VX-2ix Rear Panel
1. DVI 1 / DVI 2 (Digital)
Two, HDCP-compliant digital video inputs for connecting a DVD player or HD tuner
with a DVI or HDMI output.
2. COMPONENT VIDEO (RCA connectors)
Standard Definition (480i/576i) Component (YPrPb) input. This is the input for
component video from sources such as DVD players.
Tip
For best results, do not run your DVD player in progressive mode.
3. HD1 / HD2 (Analog BNC connectors)
Two inputs (five BNCs per input) for connecting either RGB or component
high-definition television signals. The VX-2ix automatically detects the signal format:
RGB(HV) or YPrPb, 480p, 720p, 480i, 576i or 1080i.
4. COMPOSITE VIDEO INPUT
Standard composite video input for connecting a VCR, laser disc player or other
composite video source.
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5. 12-VOLT (750 mA) TRIGGER OUTPUTS
Connection for up to three (3), 12-volt trigger-controlled devices. These can be
retractable screens, screen masks or the Runco CineWide with AutoScope system.
6. S-VIDEO 1 / S-VIDEO 2
Two, standard S-Video inputs for connecting a DVD player, satellite receiver or Super
VHS (S-VHS) VCR.
7. IR
Wired input from an external remote control or infrared receiver. It is a 3.5-mm, mini
phono jack, wired as follows:
Ring = +5V
Tip = IR Input
Sleeve = Ground
Note
When an external remote control or infrared receiver is connected
to the wired IR input, the IR sensors on the projector are disabled.
8. RS-232 CONTROL PORT
A female, 9-pin D-sub connector for interfacing with a PC or home theater
automation/control system.
9. VACUUM FLUORESCENT DISPLAY
Can be used instead of the On-Screen Display (OSD). Displays currently-selected
menu or – if no menu is selected – the current source, signal format (NTSC or PAL),
input resolution and aspect ratio.
10. UP BUTTON
Use to direct-select aspect ratios or move the menu cursor up in the On-Screen
Display. When no menus are present on-screen, the UP button toggles you through
aspect ratios in the following order:
Anamorphic - Standard (4:3) - Letterbox - VirtualWide - Cinema - Virtualwide 2.35
(Virtualwide 2.35 is available only on CineWide-equipped projectors. For more
information about aspect ratios, refer to Table 4-1.)
11. LEFT BUTTON
Used to direct-select inputs or move the menu cursor left in the On Screen Display.
When no menu is present on-screen, the LEFT button toggles you through the
different sources, in this order:
DVI 2 - DVI 1 - HD/RGB2 - HD/RGB1 - Component SD - S-Video 2 - S-Video 1 Composite
12. DOWN BUTTON
Use to direct-select aspect ratios or move the menu cursor down in the On-Screen
Display. When no menu is present on-screen, this button toggles you through the
different aspect ratios, in this order:
Virtualwide 2.35 - Cinema - VirtualWide - Letterbox - Standard (4:3) - Anamorphic
13. ENTER BUTTON
When an item is highlighted on the On-Screen Display, the ENTER button selects the
item.
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14. RIGHT BUTTON
Used to direct-select inputs or move the menu cursor right in the On Screen Display.
When no menus are present on-screen, the RIGHT button toggles you through the
different sources, in this order:
Composite - S-Video 1 - S-Video 2 - Component SD - HD/RGB 1 - HD/RGB 2 - DVI 1
- DVI 2
15. MENU BUTTON
Pressing the MENU button brings up the main menu. Also, if you are in an adjustment
mode or function, pressing MENU brings the menu back one level.
16. IR SENSOR
Receives the IR commands from the remote.
17. POWER BUTTON
Press once to turn on the VX-2ix. Press it again to put it into Standby mode. For a
discrete on or off command, you can use the direct access buttons on the remote
control.
18. POWER INPUT (100 to 240 VAC)
Connect the VX-2ix to power here.
19. MAIN POWER SWITCH
Disconnects or applies power to the VX-2ix.
20. POWER/STANDBY LED
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Controls and Functions
Figure 2-3 shows the VX-2ix remote control, and the paragraphs that follow describe its
functionality.
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Figure 2-3. VX-2ix Remote Control
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2.3
VX-2ix Remote Control
Controls and Functions
1. IR OUTPUT INDICATOR
Lights when a button is pressed to indicate that an IR signal is being transmitted.
2. ON / OFF
Press to turn the projector on or off.
3. ENTER
Press to select a highlighted menu item or confirm a changed setting.
4. Cursor Buttons ( , , , )
Use these buttons to select items or settings, adjust settings or switch display
patterns.
When no menus are present on-screen, the UP and DOWN buttons toggle through
the available aspect ratios, in this order:
UP Button = Anamorphic - Standard (4:3) - Letterbox - VirtualWide - Cinema Virtualwide 2.35
DOWN Button = Virtualwide 2.35 - Cinema - VirtualWide - Letterbox - Standard (4:3)
- Anamorphic
Note
Virtualwide 2.35 is available only on CineWide-equipped projectors.
For more information about aspect ratios, refer to Table 4-1.
Likewise, the LEFT and RIGHT buttons toggle through the different source inputs, in
this order:
LEFT Button = DVI 2 - DVI 1 - HD/RGB2 - HD/RGB 1 - Component SD - S-Video 2 S-Video 1 - Composite
RIGHT Button = Composite - S-Video 1 - S-Video 2 - Component SD - HD/RGB 1 HD/RGB 2 - DVI 1 - DVI 2
5. LIGHT
Press to illuminate the buttons. (Not available on all models.)
6. MENU
Press this button to access the OSD controls, or to exit the current menu and return
to the previous one.
7. VIDEO (1)
Press to select Composite video input as the source or to enter the numeric
character “1.”
8. COMP (Component) (2)
Press to select Component SD (480i/576i) video input as the source or to enter the
numeric character “2.”
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9. Aspect Ratio Selection Buttons
Use the red buttons to select an aspect ratio directly or to enter numeric characters,
as follows:
ANA (Anamorphic) (3)
For viewing 16:9 DVDs or HDTV programs in their native aspect ratio.
4X3 (Standard 4:3) (6)
Scales the input signal to fit 4:3 display mode in the center of the screen.
LETBOX (Letterbox) (9)
For viewing LaserDisc movies or non-anamorphic DVDs on a 4:3 screen.
V-WIDE (VirtualWide)
Enlarges a 4:3 image horizontally in a NON-linear fashion to fit 16:9 full screen display.
CINEMA
For viewing 2.35:1 source material.
SVC (CineWide-equipped projectors only)
Selects the Virtualwide 2.35 aspect ratio, used for viewing 16:9 source material on a
2.35:1 screen.
10. S-VID 1 (4) / S-VID 2 (5) (S-Video)
Press to select an S-Video input or to enter the numeric character “4” or “5.”
11. HD 1 (7) / HD 2 (8)
Press to select a HD (RGBHV or YPbPr component) input or to enter the numeric
character “7” or “8.”
12. DVI 1 / DVI 2 (0)
Press to select a Digital Video input. Press DVI2 to enter the numeric character “0.”
13. Memory Preset Buttons:
ISF™ NT (Night)
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “ISF Night” memory preset.
ISF DAY
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “ISF Day” memory preset.
CUST 1
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “Custom 1” memory preset.
CUST 2
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “Custom 2” memory preset.
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Controls and Functions
Notes:
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3. Installation
3.1
Remote Control
To install batteries in the remote control,
press up on the battery cover retainer clip
and lift off the cover. Install the two AAA
batteries with the correct polarity and then
replace the cover.
• Make sure that the battery polarities are correct when installing the batteries.
Notes on Batteries
• Do not mix an old battery with a new one or different types of batteries.
• If you will not use the remote control for a long time, remove the batteries to avoid
damage from battery leakage.
• Make sure that there is nothing obstructing the infrared beam between the remote
control and the IR receiver on the projector.
• If the effective range of the remote control decreases, or it stops working, replace the
batteries with new ones.
• The remote control may fail to operate if the infrared remote sensor is exposed to bright
sunlight or fluorescent lighting.
• Ambient conditions may possibly impede the operation of the remote control. If this
happens, point the remote control at the projector, and repeat the operation.
• The Ø icon appears on the screen when a button for an unavailable function is pressed.
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Notes on Remote Control
Operation
Installation
3.2
Quick Setup
Table 3-1 gives a quick overview of the VX-2ix installation process. The sections following
this one provide detailed instructions.
Note
Installation should be performed by a qualified custom video
installation specialist.
Table 3-1. Installation Overview
Step
For Details, Refer to
page...
Procedure
1
Choose a location for the projector
15
2
Install CineWide (secondary anamorphic) lens (optional)
19
3
Connect signal sources to the projector
21
4
Connect external controller to RS-232 port (optional)
25
5
Connect AutoScope lens motor or other home theater
equipment to 12-volt trigger outputs (optional)
25
6
Apply power to the projector
26, 27
7
For rear-screen and/or ceiling-mount installations, select
the proper picture orientation
27
8
Lens adjustments: projected image size (zoom), position
(shift) and focus
17, 28
9
Projector calibration: adjust the following for each input,
starting with Component SD; save settings when finished:
• Aspect ratio
• Brightness
• Contrast
• Color level
• Tint
• Input position
30 through 37
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Proper installation of your projector will ensure the quality of your display. Whether you are
installing a projector temporarily or permanently, you should take the following into
account to ensure your projector performs optimally.
3.3
Installation
Considerations
Choose the installation type that best suits your needs: front or rear screen, floor mount or
inverted mount. Table 3-2 compares these various installation methods.
Installation Type
Table 3-2. Projector Installation Options
Advantages
Considerations
Front Screen, Floor Mount Installation
• Easy to set up
• Can be moved or changed quickly
• Easy to access
• Shares floor space with audience
Front Screen, Inverted Mount (ceiling) Installation
• Does not take up audience space
• Projector is unobtrusive
• Projector cannot be accidentally moved
• Installation is more permanent
• Projector access is more difficult
Rear Screen, Floor Mount Installation
• Projector is completely hidden
• Projector is easily accessed
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires separate room
• Installation cost is usually higher
Rear Screen, Inverted Mount (ceiling) Installation
• Projector is completely hidden
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires separate room
• Installation cost is usually higher
Rear Screen, Floor Mount with Mirror
• Projector is completely hidden
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires less space behind screen than
other rear screen installations
• Requires separate room
• Installation cost is usually higher
In general, minimize or eliminate light sources directed at the screen. Contrast ratio in your
images will be noticeably reduced if light directly strikes the screen, such as when a shaft
of light from a window or floodlight falls on the image. Images may then appear washed
out and less vibrant.
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Ambient Light
Installation
Throw Distance ➤
Throw distance is the distance measured from the front of the projector to the screen.
This is an important calculation in any projector installation as it determines whether or not
you have enough room to install your projector with a desired screen size and if your
image will be the right size for your screen.
You can quickly estimate the throw distance by taking the width of the screen and
multiplying it by the lens throw ratio; see Figure 3-1. The result of this calculation tells you
roughly how far back the projector should be positioned from the screen in order to
project a focused image large enough to fill the screen.
Estimating Throw Distance
Throw Distance (TD) = Screen Width (w) x Lens Throw Ratio
Scr
een
wid
th (
w)
TD
Figure 3-1. Estimating Throw Distance
Table 3-3 lists the available lens options for the VX-2ix and their associated throw ratios.
Table 3-3. VX-2ix Lens Options and Throw Ratios
Throw Ratio
Lens Option
with Primary
(Note 2)
Lens Only
Throw Range in
inches, with
96x54-inch (1.78:1)
Screen
Minimum
Proteus A
0.64 (Fixed)
Maximum
Throw Range in
Throw Ratio
inches, with
with Primary
126.9x54-inch (2.35:1)
Lens and
Screen
Anamorphic
Lens
Minimum Maximum
For rear-screen installations only. Contact
Runco Technical Support
for more information.
Not Applicable
(Note 2)
Proteus B
1.22 - 1.44
117.12
138.24
Proteus C
1.45 - 1.76
139.20
168.96
Proteus D
1.82 - 2.39
174.72
229.44
1.39 - 1.77
176.39
224.61
Proteus E
2.42 - 3.57
232.32
342.72
1.84 - 2.64
233.50
335.02
Proteus F
3.63 - 5.72
348.48
549.12
2.75 - 4.26
348.98
540.59
Notes:
1. Throw distance does not affect image quality, provided these ranges are taken into account.
2. Only the Proteus D, E and F lenses can be used with the optional CineWide (secondary
anamorphic) lens. Doing so affects the throw distances as shown here.
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Installation
Proper placement of the projector relative to the screen will yield a rectangular,
perfectly-centered image that completely fills the screen.
Vertical and Horizontal
Position
Ideally, the projector should be positioned perpendicular to the screen and in such a way
that the lens center and screen center are aligned with each other, as shown in Figure 3-2.
Ceiling Installation
Ceiling
Height
Projection Distance
Lens Center
x
Screen
Lens Center
Floor Installation
Height
Screen
Lens Center
Lens Center
x
Projection Distance
Floor
Figure 3-2. Projector Placement
If it is not possible to align the projector and screen as shown in Figure 3-2, you can use
the lens shift controls to center the image on the screen. Lens shift is generally expressed
as a percentage of the screen height or width, as shown in Figure 3-3 and Figure 3-4.
Vertical Lens Shift: The VX-2ix zoom lenses (Proteus B through F) provide up to 80% of
downward vertical lens shift. For example, with a 96 x 54-inch (16:9) screen, you can shift
the image up to 43.20 inches (1.10 meters) below the screen center. (Upward vertical lens
shift is not possible. Vertical lens shift is not possible in either direction with the Proteus A
lens.)
Horizontal Lens Shift: The VX-2ix zoom lenses (Proteus B through F) allow up to 10% of
horizontal lens shift in either direction (left or right). For example, with a 96 x 54-inch (16:9)
screen, you can shift the image up to 9.60 inches (24.38 cm) left or right of the screen
center. (Horizontal lens shift is not possible with the Proteus A lens.)
Note
1. With no vertical or horizontal lens shift, the lens center and
screen center are aligned with each other.
2. Vertical shift limits are percentages of the screen height.
Horizontal shift limits are percentages of the screen width.
3. Vertical lens shift figures apply to ceiling mount
configurations. For floor installations (where the projector is
upright), reverse the up/down vertical offset percentages.
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Vertical and Horizontal
Lens Shift
Installation
Screen Center
0%
50% Height
Lens Shift
(0.5 x H)
Base plate
to lens center =
approx. 5-6" (depending
on the amount of lens shift)
100% Height
Lens Shift
(1.0 x H)
150% Height
Lens Shift
(1.5 x H)
Note: This is a general example of lens shift. Lenses vary in their shift capabilities. No particular
lens or projector is used in this example.
Figure 3-3. Vertical Lens Shift (Example Only)
150% Width Lens Shift
(1.5 x W)
100% Width Lens Shift
(1.0 x W)
50% Width Lens Shift
(0.5 x W)
Screen Center
0%
Screen Width (W)
Note: This is a general example of lens shift. Lenses vary in their shift capabilities. No particular
lens or projector is used in this example.
Figure 3-4. Horizontal Lens Shift (Example Only)
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In rear screen applications where space behind the projector is limited, a mirror may be
used to fold the optical path, as shown in Figure 3-5. The position of the projector and
mirror must be accurately set. If you are considering this type of installation, contact your
dealer for assistance.
Folded Optics
Figure 3-5. Folded Optics
Other considerations and tips that can help improve your installation:
Other Considerations
• Keep the ambient temperature constant and below 35°C (95°F). Keep the projector
away from heating and/or air conditioning vents. Changes in temperature may cause
drifts in the projector circuitry, which may affect performance.
• Keep the projector away from devices that radiate electromagnetic energy such as
motors and transformers. Common sources of these include slide projectors,
speakers, power amplifiers and elevators.
If you are installing a VX-2ix with the optional CineWide or CineWide with AutoScope
system, install the secondary anamorphic lens in accordance with the instructions
provided with the lens installation kit.
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3.4
Installing the Optional
CineWide Lens
Installation
3.5
Mounting the VX-2ix
Floor Mounting (Upright) ➤
Ceiling Mounting ➤
(Inverted)
There are several methods for mounting the projector. Depending on your chosen
installation, one method may be more suitable than another.
In typical front and rear screen installations, the projector can be mounted to a secure and
level surface such as a table or cart. Carts are useful when moving a projector during a
presentation or from site to site. If possible, lock the wheels when it’s in position to prevent
it from being moved during a presentation.
For fixed installations, and for those that want the projector out of sight or have a limited
space for projector and audience, you can invert the VX-2ix and suspend it from the
ceiling using a specially-designed ceiling mount fixture.
Note
Use only the Runco-approved ceiling mount kit designed for your
projector. Install the mount kit according to the instructions
provided with it.
The projector can also be inverted and placed in an enclosure above and behind the
viewing area. Install four feet on the inside bottom surface of the enclosure on which the
projector can rest. A variety of materials can be used for this purpose (for example, rubber
crutch tips or turntable feet).
Adjusting the Projection ➤
Angle
If the screen is significantly higher or lower than the projector, you can also tilt the
projector at a slight angle. In a ceiling installation, you do this by adjusting the ceiling
mount.
If you do this, you may need to shift the image using the on-screen display (OSD) controls,
to compensate. For detailed instructions, refer to Using the On-Screen Menus on
page 28.
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Installation
Proceed as follows to connect the VX-2ix to your video sources, external controller(s) – if
present – and AC power.
When connecting your equipment:
3.6
Connections to the
VX-2ix
• Turn off all equipment before making any connections.
• Use the correct signal cables for each source.
• Ensure that the cables are securely connected. Tighten the thumbscrews on
connectors that have them.
To access the connector panel, pull firmly on the cable access cover to open it.
Connector Panel Access
Connect your video sources to the VX-2ix as shown and described in the sections that
follow.
Connecting the VX-2ix to
Source Components
DVI Connections: See Figure 3-6.
Use the DVI inputs whenever possible. This ensures the highest
video quality because the signal is carried in the digital domain
throughout the entire signal path, from source component output
into the projector.
INPUTS
INPUTS
V
H
Tip
Pb
B
Y
G
Pr
R
TRIGGERS
HD1
TRIGGERS
HD1
1
2
3
IR
1
2
3
IR
HD2
HD2
DVI 1
DVI 2
DVI 2
V
Y
Pb
Pr
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVI 1
H
S-VIDEO 1
VIDEO
B
Pb
S-VIDEO 1
G
Y
RS-232
CONTROL
R
Pr
S-VIDEO 2
S-VIDEO 2
Pb
Pr
Y
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO
RS-232
CONTROL
DVI Source
(DVD Player or
HD Tuner with
HDMI or DVI out)
Figure 3-6. DVI Source Connections
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Installation
Digital (DTV) RGB or Component Video Connections: See Figure 3-7.
INPUTS
INPUTS
V
H
Pb
B
Pr
R
Y
G
TRIGGERS
HD1
TRIGGERS
HD1
1
2
3
IR
1
2
3
IR
HD2
HD2
DVI 1
DVI 2
DVI 2
V
Y
Pb
Pr
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVI 1
H
S-VIDEO 1
VIDEO
B
Pb
S-VIDEO 1
G
Y
RS-232
CONTROL
R
Pr
S-VIDEO 2
S-VIDEO 2
Red/Pr
Green/Y Blue/Pb
Pb
Pr
Y
COMPONENT VIDEO
Horiz
VIDEO
RS-232
CONTROL
Vert
DTV or Progressive
Component (YPbPr)
Source
Figure 3-7. Digital (DTV) RGB Connections
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Analog (Computer) RGB Connections: See Figure 3-8.
INPUTS
INPUTS
V
Pb
B
H
Pr
R
Y
G
TRIGGERS
HD1
TRIGGERS
HD1
1
2
2
3
1
IR
3
IR
HD2
HD2
DVI 1
DVI 2
DVI 2
Y
Pb
Pr
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVI 1
V
S-VIDEO 1
VIDEO
H
B
Pb
S-VIDEO 1
G
Y
RS-232
CONTROL
R
Pr
S-VIDEO 2
S-VIDEO 2
Red Green Blue Horiz
Pb
Pr
Y
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO
RS-232
CONTROL
Vert
Personal Computer
Figure 3-8. Analog RGB Connections
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Installation
Composite/S-Video/Component Video Connections: See Figure 3-9.
INPUTS
INPUTS
V
H
Pb
B
Y
G
Pr
R
TRIGGERS
HD1
TRIGGERS
HD1
1
2
3
IR
1
2
3
IR
HD2
HD2
DVI 1
DVI 2
DVI 2
V
Y
Pb
Pr
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVI 1
H
S-VIDEO 1
VIDEO
B
Pb
S-VIDEO 1
G
Y
RS-232
CONTROL
R
Pr
S-VIDEO 2
S-VIDEO 2
Pb
Pr
Y
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO
RS-232
CONTROL
DVD Player, VCR,
Satellite Receiver,
Laser Disc etc.
Figure 3-9. Composite, S-Video and Component Video Connections
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Use a standard, 9-pin RS-232 cable to connect a PC or home theater control/automation
system (if present) to the RS-232 CONTROL port on the VX-2ix; see Figure 3-10.
RS-232 Controller
Connection
For more information about using this connection, refer to Serial Communications on
page 51.
5
4
3
1
2
TRIGGERS
TRIGGERS
9
1
2
3
IR
1
2
3
IR
8
7
6
S-VIDEO 1
S-VIDEO 1
RS-232
CONTROL
2 Transmit Data
3 Receive Data
5 Ground
VIDEO
Y
Pb
Pr
COMPONENT VIDEO
S-VIDEO 2
S-VIDEO 2
Pb
Pr
Y
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO
RS-232
CONTROL
(none of the other pins are used)
to Automation/
Control System
or PC
Figure 3-10. RS-232 Control System Connection
If your VX-2ix is equipped with a CineWide with AutoScope system, use the cable
supplied with the AutoScope Lens Motor to connect the motor to a 12-Volt trigger output
as shown in Figure 3-11.
TRIGGERS
1
Pb
Pr
Component Video
2
3
IR
S-Video 1
Y
Video
S-Video 2 RS-232 Out
RS-232 Control
3.5-mm
mini plug
to AutoScope
Lens Motor
Figure 3-11. Connecting the 12-Volt Trigger Output to the AutoScope Lens Motor
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Connecting 12-Volt
Trigger Outputs to
External Theater
Equipment
Installation
If your home theater contains a retractable screen, screen mask or other 12-Volt
trigger-activated equipment, connect it to a 12-Volt trigger output as shown in Figure
3-12.
TRIGGERS
1
Pb
Pr
Component Video
2
IR
3
S-Video 1
Y
Video
S-Video 2 RS-232 Out
RS-232 Control
3.5-mm
mini plug
to 12-Volt
trigger-activated
equipment
Sleeve = Ground
Tip = +12V
Figure 3-12. Connecting a 12-Volt Trigger Output to Other Equipment
Connecting to AC Power ➤
Plug the female end of the power cord into the AC receptacle on the rear of the VX-2ix
(AC 100V ~ 240V). Then, connect the other end to your AC power source.
AutoScope Lens Motor: With AutoScope-equipped projectors, an additional power
cord is provided for the lens motor. Plug the female end of the AC power cord into the AC
input on the rear of the lens motor assembly. Connect the other end to a 110 VAC power
source.
Caution
The input voltage to the AutoScope lens motor must be between
100 and 120 VAC. Do not connect the AutoScope lens motor
to a 200-240 VAC power source!
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4. Operation
4.1
Turning on the Power
1. Turn on your source components.
2. Turn on the main power switch on the projector.
3. If this is an AutoScope-equipped projector, turn on the main power switch at the rear
of the AutoScope lens motor. The lens motor power switch is located next to the AC
input.
4. Press the ON button on the remote control – or the POWER button on the VX-2ix
rear panel – to turn on the projector. The vacuum fluorescent display on the VX-2ix
rear panel briefly displays “Starting Display.”
5. When the projector is ready for use, the fluorescent display indicates the active
source, signal format (NTSC or PAL), input resolution and aspect ratio; for example:
Current Source
Format
Input
Resolution
Component SD NTSC
480i
Anamorphic
VX-2
Aspect
Ratio
By default, the VX-2ix is configured for a “floor/front” installation, in which the projector is
installed upright and in front of the screen. If it is installed behind the screen and/or
mounted on a ceiling, you must change the picture orientation. To do this:
1. Press MENU and enter the Service Menu passcode.
2. Select Service from the Main Menu.
3. Select Display Device from the Service Menu.
4. Select Installation from the Display Device menu.
5. Choose Floor/Rear, Ceiling/Front or Ceiling/Rear, to match the installation method.
Note
You must enter a passcode to access the Service menu.
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4.2
Adjusting the Picture
Orientation
Operation
4.3
Lens Adjustments
To access the motorized lens controls, select Display Device from the Service Menu, then
select Lens from the Display Device menu. The Lens menu gives you a great deal of
control over the picture size, position and focus:
Focus ➤
To focus the projected image, use the cursor buttons to highlight “In” or “Out.” Then,
press and hold the ENTER button.
Zoom ➤
To make the picture smaller (zoom out), use the cursor buttons to highlight the minus sign
(-). Then, press and hold the ENTER button.
To enlarge the picture (zoom in), use the cursor buttons to highlight the plus sign (+).
Then, press and hold the ENTER button.
Shift ➤
4.4
Using the On-Screen
Menus
To change the projected image position, use the cursor buttons to highlight “Left,”
“Right,” “Up” or “Down.” Then, press and hold the ENTER button to shift the image in that
direction.
Press the MENU button on either the remote control or the rear panel to display the Main
Menu.
To select a menu item, use the
and
buttons on either the remote control or the rear
panel to highlight it. Press ENTER to confirm your selection.
The VX-2ix OSD menus are arranged hierarchically, as shown in Figure 4-1.
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Operation
Input Source
Aspect Ratio
Picture
Input Position
ISF Presets
Information
(read-only)
Composite
S-Video 1
S-Video 2
Component SD
HD/RGB 1
HD/RGB 2
DVI 1
DVI 2
Anamorphic
Standard 4:3
Letterbox
VirtualWide
Cinema
Virtualwide 2.35
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Left/Right
Up/Down
Width
Height
Overscan
Recall ISF Night
Recall ISF Day
Recall/Save Custom 1
Recall/Save Custom 2
Reset Custom 1 & 2 to Factory Default
Serial Number
Hardware
Firmware
Date
Test Video
Input Names
Remote Control
ISF Night - Display Color
ISF Night - Input Image
ISF Night - Input Color
Note: Virtualwide 2.35 is
available only on VX-2ix
projectors equipped with the
CineWide option (secondary
anamorphic lens).
Lens
Display Device
Diagnostics
Service
Triggers
Miscellaneous
Resolution
Calibration
ISF Day - Input Image
ISF Day - Input Color
Save ISF Settings
Output Shift
Grey Bars 1
Grey Bars 2
Color Bars 1
Color Bars 2
Rename, Restore or Save
Primary
Secondary
Installation
HD Format
ISF Day - Display Color
HD/RGB 1
HD/RGB 2
ADC Bandwidth
YPbPr Input Resolution
1 / 2 / 3 / Save
Language
Menu Mode
Timeout
Side Bar Color
Film Mode (SD src. only)
800x600 ... 1400x1050
480i ... 720p ... 1080i
Splash Configure
OSD Position
Picture Orientation
Lamp Hours (View/Reset)
Focus
Zoom
Shift
Red Only
Green Only
Blue Only
75 IRE Color Bars
100 IRE Color Bars
Horiz. Grey Ramp
Vert. Grey Ramp
Checkerboard
Alignment Grid
Auto, RGB or YUV
Auto, 75 MHz, 150 MHz or 300 MHz
Auto, 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p or 1080i
(currently, English only)
System Reset
Restore Saved Settings
Figure 4-1. VX-2ix OSD Menu Structure
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Gain
Offset
Gamma
Lamp Power
Color Temp
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gain
Offset
Chroma Delay
Phase
Noise Filter
Gain
Offset
Gamma
Lamp Power
Color Temp
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gain
Offset
Chroma Delay
Phase
Noise Filter
Back / Confirm
Left/Right
Up/Down
Width
Height
Save
Owner Name
ISF Calibrated
ISF Other
Operation
Main Menu ➤
Runco Video
Input Source
The Main Menu is the starting point for accessing all projector functions.
(The Calibration and Service menus are hidden and not accessible until you enter a
passcode.)
Aspect Ratio
Picture
Input Position
ISF Presets
Information
Calibration
Service
Input Source ➤
Input Source
>
Composite
From the Main Menu, select Input Source to choose a video signal source.
The active source is indicated by an arrow (>) to its left; in the example at left, Composite
is the active source.
S-Video 1
S-Video 2
Component SD
HD/RGB 1
HD/RGB 2
DVI 1
DVI 2
Aspect Ratio ➤
Aspect Ratio
7
…
…
…
…
…
Anamorphic
Standard 4:3
To change the aspect ratio (size and shape) of the projected image, select Aspect Ratio
from the Main Menu and press ENTER. Select the appropriate aspect ratio for the type of
program material being viewed; refer to Table 4-1.
The currently-selected aspect ratio is indicated by a “7” to its left; in the example at left,
Anamorphic is selected.
Letterbox
VirtualWide
Note
The aspect ratio selection is automatically saved for each input and
resolution.
Cinema
Virtualwide 2.35
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Table 4-1. Aspect Ratio Settings
Aspect Ratio
Remote
Control
Key
Anamorphic
ANA
Description
16:9 Image on
16:9 Screen
Select Anamorphic to view 16:9
DVDs and HDTV programs in
their native aspect ratio. 4:3
images are stretched
horizontally to fit a 16:9 screen.
4:3 Image on
16:9 Screen
Standard 4:3
4X3
Active Image
Area (4:3)
Letterbox
LET
BOX
Letterbox Image on
16:9 Screen
VirtualWide
V-WIDE
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Standard 4:3 scales the input
signal to fit in the center of the
16:9 screen. 4:3 is the aspect
ratio used by computer
monitors, standard television
programming and most VHS
video cassettes.
In Letterbox mode, the image is
stretched vertically; the top and
bottom portions are “blanked
off.” Letterbox is best suited for
viewing LaserDisc movies or
non-anamorphic DVDs on a 4:3
screen.
VirtualWide scales a 4:3 image
NON-linearly (more on the sides
than in the center) to fit a 16:9
screen.
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Table 4-1. Aspect Ratio Settings (continued)
Aspect Ratio
Remote
Control
Key
Cinema
CINEMA
Description
Select Cinema to view 2.35
source material in its native
aspect ratio.
2.35:1 Image on
16:9 Screen
(without CineWide)
2.35:1 Image on
2.35:1 Screen
(with CineWide)
Virtualwide 2.35
SVC
16:9
16:9 Image
Image on
on
2.35:1
2.35:1 Screen
Screen
With a 16:9 screen and a
non-CineWide projector (no
anamorphic lens), the upper and
lower portions of the screen are
masked, but the geometry of the
active image area is unchanged.
With a 2.35:1 screen and a
CineWide-equipped projector,
the VX-2ix vertically stretches
the 2.35 image so that the active
image area fills the 16:9 chip
surface, eliminating the black
bars. The secondary
anamorphic lens then stretches
the image back to 2.35:1.
A 16:9 image is scaled
NON-linearly (more on the sides
than in the center) to fit a 2.35:1
screen.
Virtualwide 2.35 is available only
on CineWide-equipped VX-2ix
projectors.
16:9 Image on
2.35:1 Screen with
VirtualWide 2.35
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Use the controls in the Picture Menu to calibrate your VX-2ix for optimum picture quality.
The VX-2ix has been designed to incorporate setup and calibration standards established
by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF). The ISF has developed carefully crafted,
industry-recognized standards for optimal video performance and has implemented a
training program for technicians and installers to use these standards to obtain optimal
picture quality from Runco video display devices. Accordingly, Runco recommends that
setup and calibration be performed by an ISF certified installation technician.
All signal types require separate processing. Therefore, you need to calibrate each input
separately.
Note
When you change a picture quality setting, save the change to a
preset afterwards. Otherwise, the change will be lost when a
different input is selected. (Picture quality settings are saved for
each input separately.) For information about saving settings, refer
to ISF Presets on page 37.
Although it may be possible to obtain satisfactory picture quality using the naked eye and
regular program material, Runco recommends using the following calibration tools for best
results:
• External test pattern source – Ovation Multimedia, Digital Video Essentials or AVIA test
DVD or equivalent.
• A blue filter (provided with many test DVDs), for color level and tint adjustments.
Connect your test pattern source to the input that you are calibrating and proceed as
follows. Perform the adjustments in the order listed here.
Brightness: On your external test pattern source, select a PLUGE pattern. (PLUGE is an
acronym for “Picture Line-Up Generation Equipment.”) Figure 4-2 shows a typical PLUGE
pattern.
Below Black
Above Black
Figure 4-2. Typical PLUGE Pattern for Adjusting Brightness
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Picture
Picture
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Operation
PLUGE patterns vary but generally consist of some combination of black, white and gray
areas against a black background. The example above includes two vertical bars and four
shaded boxes.
Select Brightness from the Picture menu and press ENTER. Adjust the brightness so that:
• The darkest black bars disappear into the background.
• The dark gray areas are barely visible.
• The lighter gray areas are clearly visible.
• The white areas are a comfortable level of true white.
• The image contains only black, gray and white (no color).
Contrast: On your external test pattern source, select a stepped, gray-bar pattern like the
one shown in Figure 4-3.
Figure 4-3. Typical Gray Bar Pattern for Adjusting Contrast
Select Contrast and press ENTER. Adjust the contrast to a point just below which the
white rectangle starts to increase in size.
Note
Brightness and contrast controls are interactive. A change to one
may require a subtle change to the other in order to achieve the
optimum setting.
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blue
red
magenta
green
cyan
yellow
gray
Color Saturation: On your external test pattern source, select a color bar pattern like the
one shown in Figure 4-4.
Figure 4-4. Typical Color Bar Pattern for Adjusting Color Saturation and Tint
blue
red
magenta
green
cyan
yellow
gray
Select Color and press ENTER. While looking at the color bar pattern through a blue filter,
adjust the color saturation level until the outermost (gray and blue) color bars appear to be
a single shade of blue:
Tint: Tint or “hue” is essentially the ratio of red to green in the color portion of the image.
When tint is decreased, the image appears redder; when it is increased the image
appears greener. To set the tint, select Tint and press ENTER. While looking at the color
bar pattern through a blue filter, adjust the tint level until the cyan and magenta color bars
(on either side of the green bar) appear to be a single shade of blue.
Note
Like the brightness and contrast controls, the color and tint controls
are interactive. A change to one may require a subtle change to the
other in order to achieve the optimum setting.
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Sharpness: “Sharpness” is the amount of high-frequency detail in the image. To adjust
sharpness, select Sharpness from the Picture menu and press ENTER. On your external
test pattern source, select a pattern like the one shown in Figure 4-5. Adjust as needed,
looking for white edges around the transitions from black to gray and differently-sized lines
in the “sweep” patterns at the top and bottom. Lower the sharpness setting to eliminate
them.
Figure 4-5. Typical Test Pattern for Adjusting Sharpness
Input Position ➤
Use the controls in the Input Position Menu to fine-tune the aspect ratio and image
position for the current source.
Input Position
Left/Right
Up/Down
Note
The input position settings are automatically saved for each input
and resolution.
Width
Height
Overscan
Left/Right: Select Left/Right from the Input Position menu to shift the projected image
horizontally. Use the right or up cursor button to shift the image to the right; use the left or
down button to shift it to the left.
Up/Down: Select Up/Down from the Input Position menu to shift the projected image
vertically. Use the right or up cursor button to shift the image upward; use the left or down
button to shift it downward.
Width: Select Width from the Input Position menu to change the projected image width.
Use the right or up cursor button to increase the width; use the left or down button to
decrease it.
Height: Select Height from the Input Position menu to change the projected image
height. Use the right or up cursor button to increase the height; use the left or down
button to decrease it.
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Overscan: Image Overscan pushes the outside edge of the active picture area of the
video signal out beyond the edge of the display area.
Some television programs are produced based on the assumption that older television
sets may not display the outer edges of the broadcast picture area. Overscan effectively
trims away these inactive, outer edges and enlarges the remaining portion of the image to
fill the display area.
Select from 1% to 10% of Overscan, as desired.
For HDTV, DVDs and other video sources, Overscan is generally not necessary or
desirable.
For each input, the VX-2ix lets you save image quality settings as presets that you can
recall at a later time. You can create up to four presets per input and resolution. Use the
ISF Presets menu to recall saved image presets, or to save image settings in the
“Custom 1” or “Custom 2” memory location. The currently-selected preset is indicated by
a “7” to its left; in the example shown here, ISF Night is selected.
You should save changes to any of the following settings to a preset; otherwise they will
be lost when a new input source or resolution is selected:
• Brightness
• Contrast
ISF Presets
ISF Presets
7
…
…
…
ISF Night
ISF Day
Custom 1
Save
Custom 2
Save
Factory Default
• Color saturation
• Tint
• Sharpness
To reset the Custom 1 and Custom 2 image presets to their factory defaults, select
Factory Default and press ENTER.
Select Information from the Main Menu to see information that uniquely identifies your
projector: its serial number, the installed hardware and firmware versions and the firmware
version build date. Should you ever need to contact Runco Technical Support, this
information will help them answer your questions or resolve product performance issues.
Information
Information
Serial Number
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Hardware
0
Firmware
0002.012A
Date
Mar 29 2006
Operation
Calibration ➤
Use the Calibration menu to perform advanced picture quality adjustments. This menu
should be used by ISF-certified technicians only.
Calibration
ISF Night
Display Color
Note
You must enter a passcode to access the Calibration menu.
Input Image
Input Color
ISF Day
Display Color
Input Image
Input Color
Save ISF Settings
Output Shift
Splash Configure
OSD Position
To recall the ISF Night or ISF Day settings, select “ISF Night” or “ISF Day” from the ISF
Presets menu (page 37).
ISF Night - Display Color: Use the Display Color settings to adjust the color balance at
the projector output. These settings are saved independently for each input.
• Gain: Use the Gain controls to correct color imbalances in the bright areas of the
image. A good way to do this is to use a test pattern consisting mostly of solid white
areas, such as an 80 IRE “window” pattern. If the white areas contain traces of red,
green or blue, decrease the Gain for that color.
• Offset: Use the Offset controls in the White Balance sub-menu to correct color
imbalances in the dark areas of the image. A good way to do this is to use a test
pattern consisting mostly of dark gray areas, such as a 30 IRE “window” pattern. If the
gray areas contain traces of red, green or blue, decrease the Offset for that color.
• Gamma: “Gamma” is a global setting that determines how gray shades are displayed
between minimum input (black) and maximum input (white) for all signals. A good
gamma setting helps to optimize blacks and whites while ensuring smooth transitions
for the “in-between” values utilized in other grays. Unlike “Brightness” and “Contrast”
controls, the overall tone of your images can be lightened or darkened without
changing the extremes and all images will be more vibrant while still showing good
detail in dark areas.
In all but the most unusual situations, the appropriate “Color Temp” selection (see
below) will produce accurate colors and a satisfying contrast level. However, it is
sometimes necessary to adjust the red, blue and green gamma curves individually. To
do this, select Gamma from the Display Color sub-menu and use the left- and
right-arrow buttons to manipulate the on-screen slidebars.
• Lamp Power: Select Lamp Power from the Display Color Menu to adjust the lamp
output level. You can choose to run the lamp as bright as possible (“1”; this is the
default setting) or you can choose the lower setting (“0”). Generally, lower lamp output
can prolong the life of the lamp, but decreases brightness.
• Color Temp: Select Color Temp from the Display Color menu to adjust the color
temperature. The default setting is appropriate for most situations. Higher settings
produce a “bluer” picture.
ISF Night - Input Image: The Input Image controls are similar to those in the Picture
menu, but are accessible only by entering the Calibration menu passcode. This makes it
possible to restore the picture quality settings to what they were when the projector was
installed, simply by recalling the “ISF Night” preset.
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ISF Night - Input Color: The Input Color controls are similar to those in the Display Color
menu (see above), but adjust the color balance of the incoming signal. These settings are
also saved independently for each input.
• Gain/Offset: Refer to ISF Night - Display Color, above.
• Chroma Delay: use the Chroma Delay control to correct a mis-aligned image from a
Composite, S-Video or Component video source. Chroma delay in an image causes
color shifts to occur to the left of the vertical edge transitions, producing artificial
shadows or a “halo” effect. If necessary, adjust this setting to eliminate them.
• Phase: Adjust the phase if the image (usually from an RGB source) shows shimmer or
“noise.” Pixel phase adjusts the phase of the pixel sampling clock relative to the
incoming signal. The effect of this control is similar to that of a tracking control on a
VCR.
For best results, use a good test pattern such as a smooth gray consisting of a clear
pattern of black and white pixels, or a similar “half on, half off” graphic image. (You may
notice that you can stabilize the image at more than one point. Use either setting in this
case.)
• Noise Filter: To apply noise filtering to the input signal, select Noise Filter from the
Input Color menu. The Noise Filter is useful for clearing up noisy images from 480i
video sources.
Use the left- or right-arrow buttons to select the desired amount of noise reduction,
keeping in mind that higher settings (which reduce high frequencies) may also “soften”
the image.
ISF Day - Display Color: Refer to ISF Night - Display Color.
ISF Day - Input Image: Refer to ISF Night - Input Image.
ISF Day - Input Color: Refer to ISF Night - Input Color.
Save ISF Settings: Whenever you make a change to the ISF settings, you should always
save it. Select Save ISF Settings from the ISF Calibration menu to do this. In the event you
ever have to perform a System Reset, you can restore the saved ISF settings by selecting
Restore Saved Settings in the Service menu. (System Reset and Restore Saved Settings
are described on page 43.)
Output Shift: The controls in the Output Shift menu are similar to those in the Input
Position menu, except that they change the characteristics of the output signal. These
settings are saved independently for each aspect ratio.
Splash Configure: Use the Splash Configure menu to customize the appearance of the
start-up message that appears on the vacuum fluorescent display upon power-up. You
can have the VX-2ix display the owner’s name, your name, the phrase “ISF Calibrated”
and/or any other string, up to 20 characters in length.
Use the up or down cursor button to select a character. Use the right and left cursor
buttons to change the cursor position. Press MENU when you have finished entering text.
Then, check the “Splash Enable” box to have the VX-2ix display the information you enter
here when it is turned on.
OSD Position: Select OSD Position, press ENTER and use the arrow buttons to change
the size and position of the OSD controls.
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Service ➤
Use the Service menu to access advanced projector configuration settings. This menu
should be used by ISF-certified technicians only.
Service
Test Video
Note
Input Names
You must enter a passcode to access the Service menu.
Remote Control
Display Device
HD Format
Triggers
Test Video: Select Test Video from the Service Menu to access the internal test patterns
on the VX-2ix. Four patterns are available, consisting of white/gray or colored bars.
Miscellaneous
Resolution
Press MENU to exit test pattern mode.
System Reset
Restore Saved Settings
Input Names
Restore
Composite
Composite
S-Video 1
S-Video 1
S-Video 2
S-Video 2
Component SD Component SD
HD/RGB 1
HD/RGB 1
HD/RGB 2
HD/RGB 2
DVI 1
DVI 1
DVI 2
DVI 2
Save
Input Names: You can give each VX-2ix input a descriptive name. For example, you may
want to change the default input name to the type of source component connected to it:
“VCR,” “DVD,” “Laptop” et cetera. Composite, S-Video and Component SD input names
can be up to 12 characters long; the others can be up to eight characters long.
To edit an input name, select Input Names from the Service menu. Press or to select
an input and press ENTER. Use the
or
buttons to change a character; press
or
to select a character to change. When you have finished editing the input name, press
MENU.
To restore the default input name, press
“Restore” column. Then, press ENTER.
repeatedly to highlight that input name in the
To save input names so that they can be restored after a System Reset (described on
page 43), press
repeatedly to highlight “Save.” Then, press ENTER.
Note
The button takes you from top to bottom in the left column, then
from top to bottom in the right column. To highlight “Save,” scroll
through both columns.
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Remote Control: The Remote Control menu shows you the primary and secondary
infrared (IR) codes to which the VX-2ix will respond. By default, both are set to 17. You
can change these codes if either:
• Another device in the theater (a DVD player, for example) is responding to commands
from the VX-2ix remote control in ways that are unpredictable or undesirable.
• You have multiple VX-2ix projectors and want to control them independently, as
opposed to broadcasting commands from a single remote to all of them. In this
scenario, you can use multiple remotes programmed to use different IR codes. Or, you
can use a single remote and change the IR code as needed to address a specific
projector.
Tip
Note
Use the rear-panel keypad to change a projector IR code. Then,
change the code sent by the remote to match as described below.
Do not change the “Type” setting in this menu.
When you change a remote code on the VX-2ix, you must re-program your remote control
to send that same code. To do this:
1. Using a straightened paper clip or similar object, press and hold the
CODE button on the remote control for approximately three
seconds, or until the red LED on the remote lights solid red.
2. Enter a new two-digit code between 00 and 31 inclusive. Include a
leading zero for single-digit codes; for example, enter 9 as “09.”
3. The LED turns off to confirm the code change. If you enter an invalid code, the LED
flashes for three or four seconds. Try again, entering a valid code.
Display Device: The options in the Display Device menu allow you to change the picture
orientation, reset the lamp timer, perform lens adjustments and access additional test
patterns.
• Installation: Select Installation from the Display Device menu to change the picture
orientation to suit the method of installation (Floor Front, Floor Rear, Ceiling Front or
Ceiling Rear).
This menu page also displays the number of hours that the lamp has been in service,
and lets you reset the counter (which is recommended after you replace the lamp; refer
to Lamp Replacement on page 45).
• Lens: Select Lens from the Display Device menu to access the motorized lens
controls. Refer to Lens Adjustments on page 28.
• Diagnostics: Select Diagnostics from the Service menu to access additional test
patterns for calibration or measurement purposes:
• Select Red, Green or Blue to display only the selected color (simulating a filter of
that color).
• Select 75 or 100 to display color bars (75 IRE or 100 IRE).
• Select Horz or Vert to display a horizontal or vertical gray ramp.
• Select Checks to display a 15-segment checkerboard pattern.
• Select Align to display a white grid against a black background (useful for verifying
proper image or screen alignment).
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HD Format: If the characteristics of the incoming signal on the HD1 or HD2 inputs are
known, select HD Format from the Service menu and set them as described below. Doing
so can reduce the time it takes the VX-2ix to switch from HD to 480i signals or vice versa.
HD Format
HD/RGB 1
Auto
HD/RGB 2
Auto
This is generally not necessary unless the VX-2ix – for whatever reason – has difficulty
determining the color space (RGB or YUV), bandwidth or resolution of the incoming HD
signal. In most situations, the Auto settings work well.
ADC Bandwidth
Auto
• HD/RGB 1 and HD/RGB 2 (Color Space): Select Auto, RGB or YUV.
YPbPr Input Resolution
• ADC Bandwidth: Select Auto, 75 MHz, 150 MHz or 300 MHz.
• YPbPr Input Resolution: Select Auto or specify the input resolution, if known: 480i,
480p, 576i, 576p, 720p or 1080i.
Triggers: Select Triggers from the Service menu to configure the 12-volt trigger outputs.
You can assign one or more trigger outputs to each aspect ratio. Those triggers are then
activated by selecting that aspect ratio.
If your projector is equipped with the Runco CineWide with AutoScope system, assign at
least one trigger output (the same one to which the lens motor is connected) to the
Cinema and Virtualwide 2.35 aspect ratios.
To save the trigger settings so that they can be restored after a System Reset (described
below), press
repeatedly to highlight “Save.” Then, press ENTER.
Miscellaneous: Select Miscellaneous from the Service menu to set the following options:
• Language: Select Language from the Miscellaneous menu and press the up- or
down-arrows to select the OSD Language (English, French, Spanish or German).
• Menu Mode: This is the manner in which the OSD menus appear and disappear when
you press MENU. Choose one of the following:
0 = No transition; menus abruptly appear and disappear.
1 = Menus fade in and out.
2 = “Checkerboard” dissolve; menus appear and disappear in sections.
3 = “Window shade” effect; menus are drawn on a diagonal from top left to bottom
right, and retract in the opposite direction.
• Timeout - Short/Long: These settings control how long the OSD menus stay on
screen. Select a time-out period of from 2 to 60 seconds.
• Side Bar Color: This controls the color of the inactive image area. The range is from
-100 (black) to 100 (white).
The inactive image area is on either side of the active image area when using the
Standard 4:3 aspect ratio, and above and below the active image area when using the
Letterbox aspect ratio.
• Film Mode: Enable Film Mode to smooth out moving images from interlaced,
standard-definition (SD) sources. In most cases, the VX-2ix detects the proper
“pull-down” rate and vertical frequency. However, if your source is jittery and/or tearing
you may wish to enable Film Mode to ensure stable processing for that source.
Resolution: The VX-2ix defaults to an output resolution of 720p. When using the VX-2ix
with a computer or certain HD sources, you may want to force it to use a different output
resolution. If so, select Resolution from the Service menu and choose one. Then, press
ENTER to confirm.
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System Reset: To reset ALL projector and controller settings (including image settings)
back to their factory defaults, choose System Reset from the Service menu.
A confirmation message appears, reminding you to save your settings before you perform
the reset, so that you can restore them afterwards. If you have done this, select Confirm to
continue with the reset. Otherwise, click Back to cancel.
Caution
This action is not undoable. Proceed with caution! Before you
perform a System Reset, save ALL settings, including “Custom” ISF
Presets (page 37), ISF Day/Night presets (page 39), Output Shift
settings (page 39), Input Names (page 40) and Trigger settings
(page 42).
Restore Saved Settings: Following a System Reset, select Restore Saved Settings to
apply all previously-saved settings to the projector.
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Notes:
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5. Maintenance and Troubleshooting
The lamp should be replaced when it reaches the end of its life (typically 2000 hours), or
sooner if a noticeable degradation in brightness occurs. Contact your Runco dealer to
obtain a replacement lamp.
5.1
Lamp Replacement
1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. Allow the projector to cool down for
approximately 45 minutes prior to removing the lamp assembly for replacement.
2. Loosen the four rear Lamp Cover
screws and remove the cover.
REMOVE THESE SCREWS
3. Remove the two lamp assembly mounting screws.
4. Grasp the lamp assembly handle and pull gently, removing the lamp module from the
projector housing.
5. Install the new lamp module.
6. Replace the lamp cover and re-tighten all screws.
7. Reset the Lamp Hour counter. To do this, select Service from the Main Menu, then
Display Device, then Installation. Use the cursor buttons to highlight Reset under
“Lamp Hours” and press ENTER.
If you need to remove the lens – either to replace it or to prepare the projector for
shipment – proceed as follows:
Note
Only trained, authorized Runco dealers should attempt to
remove or replace a lens. Please read this procedure
carefully before doing so.
Lens replacement is normally performed at the Runco factory. Field
replacement of lenses is generally only required if the projector is
re-installed in a new location or the lens has been damaged.
1. Power down the projector and wait five minutes to allow the lamp to cool.
2. Remove the secondary anamorphic lens, if present.
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5.2
Lens Replacement
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
3. Loosen the captive Phillips screw from the
bottom of the front lens decorative bezel.
4. Slide the bezel upward to remove it.
5. Remove the foam shield around the front of the lens.
6. Using the red-handled, 3-mm hex driver
provided with the projector, loosen the
three, captive Allen screws on the outer
ring of the lens assembly.
7. Gently pull the lens assembly straight out,
just far enough to separate the motor
socket connector (on the lens) from the
lens mount flange (inside the projector).
Then, carefully rotate the lens assembly 90
degrees counter-clockwise (in order to
clear the Projector chassis with the Motor
Assembly) and remove it.
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Note that the lens mount flange has a
female socket connector for the lens motor
on the right side of the flange.
Note that the lens assembly motor has a
male socket connector.
8. Hold the replacement lens assembly with
the motor facing upward. Carefully insert
the back of the lens assembly into the hole
in the lens flange.
DO NOT PUSH THE LENS ASSEMBLY
ALL THE WAY IN. Only push the lens
assembly in far enough so that the front of
the lens motor is clearly behind the
projector chassis cover.
9. Carefully rotate the lens assembly 90
degrees clockwise until the motor socket
connector is aligned with the connector on
the flange. Then, gently push the lens
assembly in until it is seated flush against
the flange and the connectors have seated.
10. Secure the lens assembly to the projector flange with the three Allen screws that you
loosened in Step 6.
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11. Replace the foam lens shield.
12. Reattach the front lens bezel by sliding the
top down onto the two retaining dowels.
13. Tighten the Phillips screw on the bottom of
the bezel to secure it.
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Table 5-1 provides some general guidelines for troubleshooting problems you may
encounter with the VX-2ix. If you encounter an issue not described here, please contact
Runco Technical Support.
Table 5-1. Troubleshooting Chart
Symptom
Possible Cause(s)
Solution
The projector does not turn
on after initial installation. The
power LED lights red after you
press the power button.
• The VX-2ix is not plugged
in or the AC outlet is not
active.
• Ensure that the VX-2ix is
plugged in and that the AC
outlet is active.
The projector is on, but there
is no video image on-screen.
• Incorrect source selection.
• Source component is not
turned on.
• Select the correct source.
• Turn on the source.
A projected image from a
DVD is split or otherwise
scrambled.
• DVD player is set to
progressive scan mode.
• Turn off progressive scan
on the DVD player.
• Connect the DVD player to
the HD/RGB 1 or
HD/RGB 2 input.
Image is too bright and/or
lacks definition in the bright
areas of the image.
• Contrast is set too high.
• Lower the contrast setting.
Image appears “washed out”
and/or dark areas appear too
bright.
• Brightness is set too high.
• Lower the brightness
setting.
Colors in the image are
swapped; for example, reds
appear blue or vice versa.
• The Red/Pr, Green/Y or
Blue/Pb outputs from the
source are connected to
the wrong inputs on the
VX-2ix.
• Ensure that the source
outputs are connected to
the correct VX-2ix input.
Image geometry is incorrect.
• Incorrect aspect ratio
selection.
• Select the aspect ratio that
best matches the source
image and screen size
(refer to Table 4-1).
The projector will not turn
back on after it was powered
down, or the image disappears during operation.
• The projector will not turn
on for two minutes after
power-down, to protect
the lamp.
• The lamp has failed.
• Wait two minutes until the
LED at the front of the
VX-2ix turns red.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
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6. Serial Communications
To interface the VX-2ix with a home theater automation/control system or a PC running
terminal emulation software, connect it to your control system or PC as shown in Figure
3-10.
6.1
RS-232 Connection
and Port Configuration
Configure the RS-232 controller or PC serial port as follows: no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop
bit and no flow control. Set the baud rate to 19200, to match that of the VX-2ix RS-232
port.
Serial commands to the VX-2ix take the following form:
• Commands are not case-sensitive.
• For a single command that takes no parameters, type the command followed by a
carriage return; for example, to set the aspect ratio to Letterbox, type
LETTERBOX <Enter>.
• For a single command that takes a parameter, type the command, a space or a
comma and the desired value followed by a carriage return; for example, to set the
brightness to -10, type BRIGHTNESS -10 <Enter> or
BRIGHTNESS,-10 <Enter>.
• You can also send a string of multiple commands on a single line, separated by
commas. For example, COMPOSITE,BRIGHTNESS 100,ANAMORPHIC <Enter>
switches to the Composite video input, sets the brightness to 100 and sets the aspect
ratio to Anamorphic. Command strings can be up to 255 characters long.
Note
Avoid combining the ON or POWER 1 commands with other commands
on a single line. After sending ON or POWER 1, allow at least 15
seconds for the projector to power up. Once it does, it will accept and
properly execute multiple serial commands.
Table 6-1 lists the RS-232 command set. The “Parameter (min/max)” column shows the
valid parameter ranges, or “NA” for commands that take no parameters.
When you enter a valid command, the VX-2ix executes it and acknowledges it with a plus
sign on the command line (+ >). When you enter an invalid command – one that is
misspelled or followed by values outside the valid range for that command – the VX-2ix
ignores it and returns a minus sign (- >).
Table 6-1. Serial Commands
Command
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
Description
Power On/Off Commands
OFF
NA
NA
Turns projector off
ON
NA
NA
Turns projector on
POWER
0/1
NA
Turns projector on and off
POWER?
NA
NA
Returns power status
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6.2
Serial Command
Syntax
Serial Communications
Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
Description
Input Selection Commands
COMPONENT
NA
YES
Selects the Component input
COMPOSITE
NA
YES
Selects the Composite video input
DVI1
NA
YES
Selects the DVI 1 input
DVI2
NA
YES
Selects the DVI 2 input
HD1
NA
YES
Selects the RGB HD 1 input
HD2
NA
YES
Selects the RGB HD 2 input
INPUT?
NA
NA
Returns active input
SVIDEO1
NA
YES
Selects the S-Video 1 input
SVIDEO2
NA
YES
Selects the S-Video 2 input
Aspect Ratio Commands
ANAMORPHIC
NA
YES
Selects the Anamorphic aspect ratio
ASPECT?
NA
NA
Returns current aspect ratio
ASPECTIN?
NA
NA
Returns the input source aspect ratio
ASPECTOUT?
NA
NA
Returns output screen size
CINEMA
NA
YES
Selects the Cinema aspect ratio
LETTERBOX
NA
YES
Selects the Letterbox aspect ratio
OUT169
NA
YES
Sets the output screen to 1.78:1 (16:9)
OUT235
NA
YES
Sets the output screen to 2.35:1
STANDARD
NA
YES
Selects the Standard (4:3) aspect ratio
VIRTUALWIDE
NA
YES
Selects the VirtualWide aspect ratio
VIRTUAL235
NA
YES
Selects the Virtualwide 2.35 aspect ratio
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
Description
Picture Adjust Commands
BRIGHTNESS
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for brightness
BRIGHTNESS?
NA
NA
Returns brightness setting value
CHROMADELAY
-12/12
YES
Sets a value for input color chroma delay
CHROMADELAY?
NA
NA
Returns input color chroma delay setting
COLOR
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for color
COLOR?
NA
NA
Returns color setting value
CONTRAST
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for contrast
CONTRAST?
NA
NA
Returns contrast setting value
FILMMODE
0/1
YES
Sets Film Mode off (0) or on (1)
FILMMODE?
NA
NA
Returns Film Mode setting (0 = off; 1 = on)
FILTER
0/15
YES
Sets a value for input color noise filter
FILTER?
NA
NA
Returns input color noise filter setting
PHASE
0/3
YES
Adjusts phase
PHASE?
NA
NA
Returns phase setting value
SHARPNESS
-6/6
YES
Sets a value for sharpness
SHARPNESS?
NA
NA
Returns sharpness setting value
TINT
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for tint
TINT?
NA
NA
Returns tint setting value
Image Preset Commands
CUSTOM1
NA
YES
Loads “Custom 1” image preset
CUSTOM2
NA
YES
Loads “Custom 2” image preset
DAY
NA
YES
Loads “ISF Day” image preset
NIGHT
NA
YES
Loads “ISF Night” image preset
PRESET?
NA
NA
Returns currently-selected preset
(ISF Day, ISF Night, Custom 1 or Custom 2)
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
Description
Input Position Commands
IHEIGHT
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for input height
IHEIGHT?
NA
NA
Returns input height value
IHPOS
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for horizontal input position
IHPOS?
NA
NA
Returns input horizontal position value
IVPOS
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for vertical input position
IVPOS?
NA
NA
Returns input vertical position value
IWIDTH
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for input width
IWIDTH?
NA
NA
Returns input horizontal width value
OVERSCAN
0/10
YES
Sets the overscan percentage
OVERSCAN?
NA
NA
Returns overscan percentage
Output Shift Commands
OHEIGHT
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for output height
OHEIGHT?
NA
NA
Returns output height value
OHPOS
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for output horizontal position
OHPOS?
NA
NA
Returns output horizontal position value
OVPOS
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for output vertical position
OVPOS?
NA
NA
Returns output vertical position value
OWIDTH
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for output width
OWIDTH?
NA
NA
Returns output horizontal width value
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
Description
Miscellaneous Commands
BKGND
-100/100
YES
Sets the background color for letterbox or
4:3 aspect ratio (-100 = black; 100 = white)
BKGND?
NA
NA
Returns background setting value
DATE?
NA
NA
Returns product manufacture date
HDINPUTRES
NA
YES
Sets YPbPr input resolution and refresh
rate for HD1/HD2, as follows:
0 = 480i
1 = 480p
2 = 576i
3 = 576p
4 = 720p / 60 Hz
5 = 1080i / 60 Hz
6 = 720p / 50 Hz
7 = 1080i / 25 Hz
Any other value = Auto
HWVER?
NA
NA
Returns hardware version number
INRES?
NA
NA
Returns input resolution
LENS1
0 or 4
YES
Set primary lens configuration:
0 = No anamorphic lens present
4 = Anamorphic lens present
LENS1?
NA
NA
Returns Lens 1 configuration
LENS2
0 or 8
YES
Set anamorphic lens type:
0 = Fixed CineWide
8 = CineWide with AutoScope
LENS2?
NA
NA
Returns Lens 2 configuration
OUTRES
0/5
YES
Sets output resolution, as follows:
0 = 480i
1 = 576i
2 = 480p
3 = 576p
4 = 720p
5 = 1080i
OUTRES?
NA
NA
Returns output resolution
SWVER?
NA
NA
Returns software version number
TRIGGER
1/3
YES
Assigns trigger to currently-selected aspect
ratio
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7. Specifications
7.1
VX-2ix Specifications
Table 7-1 lists the VX-2ix specifications.
Table 7-1. VX-2ix Specifications
Projector Type:
Digital Light Processing (DLP), 3-chip, 16:9 DMD
Native Resolution:
1280 x 720 (16:9)
Aspect Ratios:
4:3, Letterbox, 16:9 Anamorphic, VirtualWide, Cinema,
VirtualWide 2.35
Video Standards:
NTSC, PAL
DTV Compatibility:
480p, 720p, 1080i
THX recommends the use of 720p source material for optimal
performance with this product.
Scan Frequency:
Horizontal: 15 - 100 kHz
Vertical: 28 - 78 Hz
Picture Size (16:9 Screen):
Recommended Width: 72 - 120 in.
Maximum Width: 250 in.
Throw Distance
(Factor x Screen Width):
Refer to Table 3-3
Horizontal and Vertical
Offset:
Proteus A lens:
None
All other lenses:
Horizontal – 10% of screen width left or right of center
Vertical (when ceiling-mounted) –
80% of screen height below center;
0% of screen height above center
Vertical (when floor-mounted) –
0% of screen height below center;
80% of screen height above center
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Table 7-1. VX-2ix Specifications (continued)
Brightness and Contrast:
Cinema Standards Measurement System (CSMS)
Specifications
Brightness: 52.1 foot-Lamberts (fL)
Contrast Ratio: 271:1
These measurements are taken from the projector in a controlled,
home theater environment. All measurements are made to
ANSI/NAPM IT7.228-1997 specifications using the Photo Research
PR-650 SpectraColorimeter and Minolta LS-100 Luminance Meter,
Video Essentials test DVD and a 1.3 gain, 72-inch wide screen. The
projector is calibrated to a color temperature of 6,500K and has a
minimum of 150 hours of usage.
The foot-Lambert (fL) is the unit of measurement used in commercial
movie theaters to express image brightness at the screen surface. The
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) specifies
16 fL as the target image brightness for film-based projectors using an
open gate (without film in the projector). More importantly, today
SMPTE specifies 12 fL as the target image brightness in Digital
Cinema theaters. The foot-Lambert measurement is dependent on
screen size, screen gain and projector light output.
Home Theater Calibration Specifications
Light Output: 1227 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 271:1
These specifications are obtained by calibrating the projector as
described above for CSMS measurements.
Industry-Standard Specifications
Light Output: 2500 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 3100:1
These are typical projector brightness and contrast specifications
found in most companies’ sales literature. Runco includes these
measurements in its literature to allow for direct comparison with other
manufacturers’ projectors. These measurements are typically taken at
9,000K to 13,000K to get expected performance data when the
projector is used in professional, commercial and industrial displays.
Lamp:
275 Watts
Estimated Lamp Life:
2000 hours
Inputs:
(1) Composite; (2) S-Video; (1) Component; (2) HD-R (Pr), G
(Y), B (Pb), H, V; (2) DVI w/HDCP
Control Options:
-
Trigger Outputs:
(3) +12 VDC, each rated at 750 mA and thermal
fuse-protected
Bandwidth:
150 Mega Samples/Second (MSPS)
Power Requirements:
100 to 240 VAC (auto-sensing), 50/60 Hz, 610 Watts
Operating Environment:
41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C), 0% to 90% humidity
(non-condensing)
Dimensions:
See Figure 7-1
Weight (without lens):
84 lbs. (38.10 kg)
Regulatory Approvals:
Complies with FCC, CE C-Tick
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Built-in keypad
Discrete infrared remote
Serial commands via RS-232
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Table 7-1. VX-2ix Specifications (continued)
Limited Warranty:
Projector: Two (2) years parts and labor from the date of
delivery to the end user.
Lamp: 1000 hours or six (6) months, whichever comes first.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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7.2
VX-2ix Dimensions
Figure 7-1 shows the VX-2ix dimensions.
R 10.680
21.190
15.857
12.123
8.389
0
25.737
9.245
.134
.500
.750
1.500
1.500
1.330
all dimensions are in inches
23.990
14.671
9.934
1.620
0
0
1.305
1.685
4.335
19.505
Ø 1.140
Figure 7-1. VX-2ix Dimensions
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Appendix A. VX-2ix Color Gamut Adjustment
Note
Only ISF-trained and -certified technicians should attempt this
procedure!
For most applications, the Display Color controls in the Calibration menu are adequate for
producing accurate and realistic colors from a variety of sources.
In rare cases, though, you may need more precise control over the VX-2ix display color
gamut (range). For example, you may require a unique color gamut for a given projector or
application. In such cases, you can access the VX-2ix’s color gamut controls via serial
commands. This enables you to define the precise hue of each primary color component
(white, red, green and blue) used to generate the millions of colors produced in displays.
You do this by specifying x and y coordinates for each primary color component.
The x and y coordinates for each color define its location on the standard CIE chromaticity
graph, shown in Figure A-1. (CIE stands for “Commission Internationale de l’Éclairage”
(International Commission on Illumination), the organization responsible for color
measurement and management standards.)
1.0
y
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.5
10000
8000
6667
5714
5000
4444
4000
3636
3333
3077
2857
2677
2500
2353
2222
2105
2000
0.4
D50
D65
D93
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9 x 1.0
Figure A-1. CIE 1931 Chromaticity Diagram
Changing either or both of these numbers changes the hue of the color and relocates the
“triangle” for possible colors. For example, changing the x/y coordinates for red moves the
color closer to either orange or violet, which in turn affects all displayed colors having a red
component.
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VX-2ix Color Gamut Adjustment
A.1
Required Hardware
and Software
To perform these adjustments, you need the following:
• Laptop or desktop PC with a DB-9 serial port.
• A straight-through (not null-modem) serial cable (DB-9 female to DB-9 male).
• A DB-9 female-to-3.5mm phono plug adapter.
• Terminal emulation software – HyperTerminal or equivalent.
• Color analyzer – Sencore ColorPro 5000 software and ColorPro III sensor, or
equivalent.
Note
Most computer-based color analyzers – like the Sencore product used
here as an example – also require a serial connection for the color
sensor. In order to use them for this procedure, your PC must have either
two available RS-232 COM ports, or one COM port and one Universal
Serial Bus (USB) port.
If you are using a stand-alone color analyzer, this is not an issue.
A.2
Serial Connections and
Equipment Setup
Connect your PC to the projector and color sensor as shown in Figure A-2.
3.5-mm phono plug
to D-Sub 9-pin
(not included)
Screen
COM1
6 - 12 in.
Color Sensor
USB or COM2
Figure A-2. Equipment Setup for Color Gamut Adjustment
1. Connect a straight-through serial cable to the computer’s serial port.
2. Connect the other end of the serial cable to a 9-pin-to-3.5mm phono plug adapter.
3. Connect the 3.5-mm phono plug to the secondary RS-232 port on the rear of the
projector. This port is not labeled, but is to the right of and slightly below the primary
RS-232 port; see Figure A-3.
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Figure A-3. VX-2ix Secondary RS-232 Port
4. Connect the color sensor to any available COM or USB port.
5. Launch HyperTerminal. Open a connection using these parameters: 19200 baud,
8 data bits, no parity,1 stop bit and no flow control.
6. Press <Enter>. The VX-2ix responds with “+>” to indicate that it is ready to accept
commands.
7. Start your color analyzer. Position the sensor approximately 6 to 12 inches from the
screen, facing it at a slight angle (upward or to one side) so that the color of the
screen is included in the calibration.
Table A-1 lists the serial command set for color gamut adjustments. The “Parameter
(min/max)” column shows the valid parameter ranges, or “NA” for commands that take no
parameters.
When you enter a valid command, the VX-2ix executes it and acknowledges it with a plus
sign on the command line (+ >). When you enter an invalid command – one that is
misspelled or followed by values outside the valid range for that command – the VX-2ix
ignores it and returns a minus sign (- >).
Table A-1. Serial Commands for Gamut Adjustment
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
GAMUT WHITE
NA
NA
Displays white field on screen for
measuring x and y coordinates;
shows current x and y
coordinates for white on the
command line.
GAMUT RED
NA
NA
Displays red field on screen for
measuring x and y coordinates;
shows current x and y
coordinates for red on the
command line.
Command
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A.3
Serial Command
Syntax
VX-2ix Color Gamut Adjustment
Table A-1. Serial Commands for Gamut Adjustment (continued)
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
GAMUT GREEN
NA
NA
Displays green field on screen for
measuring x and y coordinates;
shows current x and y
coordinates for green on the
command line.
GAMUT BLUE
NA
NA
Displays blue field on screen for
measuring x and y coordinates;
shows current x and y
coordinates for blue on the
command line.
GAMUT SET WHITE [x] [y]
x = 0.0 / 0.8
y = 0.0 / 0.9
YES
Sets x and y coordinates for white.
GAMUT SET RED [x] [y]
x = 0.0 / 0.8
y = 0.0 / 0.9
YES
Sets x and y coordinates for red.
GAMUT SET GREEN [x] [y]
x = 0.0 / 0.8
y = 0.0 / 0.9
YES
Sets x and y coordinates for green.
GAMUT SET BLUE [x] [y]
x = 0.0 / 0.8
y = 0.0 / 0.9
YES
Sets x and y coordinates for blue.
GAMUT OFF
NA
NA
Applies new gamut setting (if
changed) and goes back to
normal picture.
Command
A.4
Adjusting the Gamut
Description
1. In HyperTerminal, type gamut white and press <Enter>. The VX-2ix displays a
white field on the screen and the current x and y coordinates for white on the
command line.
2. Using the color analyzer, measure the x and y coordinates for about 15 seconds.
Make a note of the results.
3. In HyperTerminal, use the gamut set white command to change the x and y
coordinates to the values you obtained in Step 2. For example, if the readings were
x=0.284 and y=0.294, type gamut set white 0.284 0.294 and press
<Enter>.
4. To confirm the change, repeat Step 1. The displayed x and y values should match
what you just entered.
5. Type gamut red and press <Enter>. The VX-2ix displays a red field on the screen
and the current x and y coordinates for red on the command line.
6. Repeat Step 2.
7. In HyperTerminal, use the gamut set red command to change the x and y
coordinates to the values you obtained in Step 6.
8. To confirm the change, repeat Step 5. The displayed x and y values should match
what you just entered.
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9. Type gamut green and press <Enter>. The VX-2ix displays a green field on the
screen and the current x and y coordinates for green on the command line.
10. Repeat Step 2.
11. In HyperTerminal, use the gamut set green command to change the x and y
coordinates to the values you obtained in Step 10.
12. To confirm the change, repeat Step 9. The displayed x and y values should match
what you just entered.
13. Type gamut blue and press <Enter>. The VX-2ix displays a blue field on the
screen and the current x and y coordinates for blue on the command line.
14. Repeat Step 2.
15. In HyperTerminal, use the gamut set blue command to change the x and y
coordinates to the values you obtained in Step 14.
16. To confirm the change, repeat Step 13. The displayed x and y values should match
what you just entered.
17. Type gamut off and press <Enter>. The VX-2ix stores the new x and y
coordinates and returns to normal operation.
When you have completed the gamut adjustments, proceed with the Display Color
adjustments; refer to Calibration on page 38.
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