Dell 2400MP - XGA DLP Projector User`s guide

Dell™ 2400MP Projector
User's Guide
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Notes, Notices, and Cautions
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make better use of your projector.
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hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
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damage, personal injury, or death.
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Model 2400MP
May 2008 Rev. A02
Contents
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Your Dell Projector .
About Your Projector
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Connecting Your Projector .
Connecting to a Computer
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Connecting to a DVD Player
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Connecting a DVD Player with an S-video Cable .
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Connecting a DVD Player with a Composite Cable
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Connecting a DVD Player with a Component Cable
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Professional Installation Options: .
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Using Your Projector
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Turning Your Projector On
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Turning Your Projector Off
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Adjusting the Projected Image
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Raising the Projector Height
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Lowering the Projector Height
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Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus
Adjusting Projection Image Size
Using the Control Panel
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Contents
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Using the Remote Control
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Using the On-Screen Display
Main Menu
Input Select .
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Auto-Adjust
Set Up .
PICTURE (in PC Mode)
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PICTURE (in Video Mode)
DISPLAY (in PC Mode)
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LANGUAGE
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Preferences
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Troubleshooting Your Projector
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Specifications
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Contacting Dell
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Changing the Lamp
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DISPLAY (in Video Mode)
LAMP
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Appendix: Glossary
Contents
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1
Your Dell Projector
Your projector comes with all the items shown below. Ensure that you have all the
items, and contact Dell if anything is missing.
Package Contents
1.8m power cord (3.0m in Americas)
1.8m VGA cable (D-sub to D-sub)
1.8m USB cable
1.8m D-sub to YPbPr cable
2.0m S-video cable
1.8m Composite Video cable
Your Dell Projector
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Package Contents (continued)
1.8m RCA to Audio cable
1.8m mini pin to mini pin cable
Batteries (2)
Remote control
Documentation
Carrying case
6
Your Dell Projector
About Your Projector
1
Control panel
2
Elevator button
3
Remote control receiver
4
Lens
5
Focus ring
6
Zoom tab
Your Dell Projector
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Connecting Your Projector
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IR receiver
2
VGA in (D-sub) connector
3
VGA out (monitor loop-through)
4
USB remote connector
5
Audio output connector
6
RS232 connector
7
Power cord connector
8
Audio input connector
9
Composite video connector
10
S-video connector
11
Kensington lock hole
8
Connecting Your Projector
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Connecting to a Computer
1
Power cord
2
D-sub to D-sub cable
3
USB to USB cable
Connecting Your Projector
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Connecting to a DVD Player
Connecting a DVD Player with an S-video Cable
1
Power cord
2
S-video cable
10
Connecting Your Projector
Connecting a DVD Player with a Composite Cable
1
Power cord
2
Composite video cable
Connecting Your Projector
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Connecting a DVD Player with a Component Cable
1
Power cord
2
D-sub to YPbPr cable
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Connecting Your Projector
Professional Installation Options:
Connecting a Computer with a RS232 cable
1
Power cord
2
RS232 cable
Connecting Your Projector
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Using Your Projector
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Turning Your Projector On
NOTE: Turn on the projector before you turn on the source. The power button
light blinks blue until pressed.
1 Remove the lens cap.
2 Connect the power cord and appropriate signal cables. For information about
connecting the projector, see "Connecting Your Projector" on page 8.
3 Press the power button (see "Using the Control Panel" on page 18 to locate the
power button). The Dell logo displays for 30 seconds.
4 Turn on your source (computer, DVD player, etc.). The projector automatically
detects your source.
If the "Searching for signal..." message appears on the screen, ensure
that the appropriate cables are securely connected.
If you have multiple sources connected to the projector, press the Source button
on the remote control or control panel to select the desired source.
Turning Your Projector Off
NOTICE: Unplug the projector after properly shutting down as explained in the
following procedure.
1 Press the power button.
2 Press the power button again. The cooling fans continue to operate for 90 seconds.
3 To power off the projector quickly, press the Power button while the projectors
cooling fans are still running.
NOTE: Before you turn on the projector again, wait for 60 seconds to allow the
internal temperature to stabilize.
4 Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and the projector.
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NOTE: If you press the power button while the projector is running, the "Power
Off the Lamp?" message appears on the screen. To clear the message, press any
button on the control panel or ignore the message; the message disappears after 5
seconds.
Adjusting the Projected Image
Raising the Projector Height
1 Press the elevator button.
2 Raise the projector to the desired display angle, and then release the button to
lock the elevator foot into position.
3 Use the tilt adjustment wheel to fine-tune the display angle.
Lowering the Projector Height
1 Press the elevator button.
2 Lower the projector, and then release the button to lock the elevator foot into
position.
1
Elevator button
2
Elevator foot
3
Tilt adjustment wheel
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Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the projector, ensure that the zoom lens and
elevator foot are fully retracted before moving the projector or placing the
projector in its carrying case.
1 Rotate the zoom tab to zoom in and out.
2 Rotate the focus ring until the image is clear. The projector focuses at distances
from 3.9 ft to 39.4 ft (1.2 m to 12 m).
1
Zoom tab
2
Focus ring
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Adjusting Projection Image Size
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Screen
(Diagonal)
Screen
Size
Max.
29.5"
(75.0 cm)
83.7"
(212.5 cm)
135.3"
(343.8 cm)
189.5"
(481.3 cm)
241.1"
(612.5 cm)
295.3"
(750.0 cm)
Min.
24.6"
(62.5 cm)
69.7"
(177.1 cm)
112.8"
(286.5 cm)
157.0"
(401.0 cm)
201.0"
(510.4 cm)
246.1"
(625.0 cm)
Max.
(WxH)
23.6" x 17.7"
66.9" x 50.2"
108.3" x 81.2"
151.6" x 113.7"
192.9" x
144.7"
236.2" x
177.2"
60.0 cm x
45.5 cm
170.0 cm x
127.5 cm
275.0 cm x
206.3 cm
385.0 cm x
288.8 cm
490.0 cm x
367.5 cm
600.0 cm x
450.0 cm
19.7" x 14.8"
55.8" x 41.8"
90.2" x 67.7"
126.3" x 94.7"
160.8" x
120.6"
196.9" x
147.6"
50.0 cm x
37.5 cm
141.7 cm x
106.3 cm
229.2 cm x
171.9 cm
320.8 cm x
240.6 cm
408.3 cm x
306.3 cm
500.0 cm x
375.0 cm
3.9'
(1.2 m)
11.2'
(3.4 m)
18.0'
(5.5 m)
25.3'
(7.7 m)
32.2'
(9.8 m)
39.4'
(12.0 m)
Min.
(WxH)
Distance
* This graph is for user reference only.
Using the Control Panel
1
Power
Turn the projector on and off. For more
information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on
page 14 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on
page 14.
2
Source
Press to toggle through Analog RGB, Composite,
Component-i, S-video, and Analog YPbPr sources
when multiple sources are connected to the
projector.
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3
Keystone adjustment
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector. (±40 degrees)
4
Resync
Press to synchronize the projector to the input
source. Resync does not operate if the on-screen
display (OSD) is displayed.
5
Menu
Press to activate the OSD. Use the directional
keys and Menu button to navigate through the
OSD.
6
TEMP warning light
• A solid orange TEMP light indicates that the
projector has overheated. The display
automatically shuts down. Turn the display on
again after the projector cools down. If the
problem persists, contact Dell.
• A blinking orange TEMP light indicates that a
projector fan has failed and the projector
automatically shuts down. If the problem
persists, contact Dell.
7
LAMP warning light
If the LAMP light is solid orange, replace the
lamp. If the LAMP light is blinking orange, the
system has failed and the projector will
automatically shut down. If this problem persists,
contact Dell.
8
Enter
Press to confirm the selection item.
9
Keystone adjustment
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector. (±40 degrees)
10
Up
Press to select the OSD items.
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and
and
Down
buttons
Press to adjust the OSD setting.
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Using the Remote Control
1
Power
2
Turn the projector on and off. For more
information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on
page 14 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on
page 14.
Press to adjust the OSD setting.
3
Down button
Press to select OSD items.
4
Mute
Press to mute or un-mute the projector speaker.
5
Volume
Press to increase the volume.
6
Page
Press to move to previous page.
7
Page
Press to move to next page.
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8
Video mode
The Dell 2400MP Micro-projector has preset
configurations that are optimized for displaying
data (PC Graphics) or video (movies, games,
etc.). Press Video Mode button to toggle between
PC mode, Movie mode, Game Mode, sRGB, or
CUSTOM mode (for user to setup and save
preferred settings). Pressing the Video Mode
button once will show the current display mode.
Pressing the Video Mode button again will switch
between modes.
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Blank screen
Press to hide the image, press again to resume
display of the image.
10 LED light
LED indicator.
11 Up button
Press to select OSD items.
12 Enter button
Press to confirm the selection.
13
Press to adjust the OSD setting.
14 Menu
Press to activate the OSD.
15 Volume
Press to decrease the volume.
16 Keystone adjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector. (±40 degrees)
17 Source
Press to switch between Analog RGB, Digital
RGB, Composite, Component-i, S-video, and
Analog YPbPr sources.
18 Auto adjust
Press to synchronize the projector to the input
source. Auto adjust does not operate if the OSD
(On-Screen Display) is displayed.
19 Keystone adjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector. (±40 degrees)
Using the On-Screen Display
The projector has a multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) that can be
displayed with or without an input source present.
In the Main Menu, press
or
to navigate through the tabs. Press Enter
button on the control panel or the remote control to select a submenu.
In the submenu, press
or
to make a selection. When an item is selected, the
color changes to dark gray. Use
or
on the control panel or the remote
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control to make adjustments to a setting.
To go back to Main Menu, go to BACK tab and press Enter button on the control
panel or the remote control.
To exit the OSD, go to Exit tab and press Enter button on the control panel or the
remote control.
Main Menu
Input Select
AUTO SOURCE—Select ON (the default) to
autodetect the available input signals.
When the projector is on and you press
SOURCE, it automatically finds the next
available input signal. Select OFF to lock
the current input signal. When OFF is
selected and you press SOURCE, you
select which input signal you want to use.
VGA—Press ENTER to detect VGA
signal.
S-VIDEO—Press ENTER to detect S-Video signal.
COMPOSITE VIDEO—Press ENTER to detect Composite Video signal.
Auto-Adjust
Select to show "Auto Adjustment in
Progress..." information.
Set Up
H. KEYSTONE—Adjust image distortion caused by horizontal shifting of the
projector orientation.
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V. KEYSTONE—Adjust image
distortion caused by
tilting the projector.
AUTO KEYSTONE—Auto
adjust the image
distortion by tilting the
projector.
PROJECTOR MODE—Select how the image appears:
•
•
Front Projection-Desktop (the default).
Front Projection-Ceiling Mount — The projector turns the image upside
down for ceiling-mounted projection.
•
Rear Projection-Desktop — The projector reverses the image so you can
project from behind a translucent screen.
•
Rear Projection-Ceiling Mount — The projector reverses and turns the
image upside down. You can project from behind a translucent screen with a
ceiling-mounted projection.
ASPECT RATIO—Select an aspect ratio to adjust how the image appears.
• 1:1 — The input source displays without scaling.
Use 1:1 aspect ratio if you are using one of the following:
– VGA cable and the computer has a resolution less than XGA (1024 x 768)
– Component cable (576p/480i/480p)
– S-Video cable
– Composite cable
• 16:9 — The input source scales to fit the width of the screen.
• 4:3 — The input source scales to fit the screen.
Use 16:9 or 4:3 if you are using one of the following:
– Computer resolution greater than XGA
– Component cable (1080i or 720p)
PROJECTOR INFO—Press to show the projector model name, the present resolution
and projector series number (PPID#).
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PICTURE (in PC Mode)
BRIGHTNESS—Use
and
to adjust the
brightness of the image.
and
CONTRAST—Use
to control the degree
of difference between the
brightest and darkest parts
of the picture. Adjusting
the contrast changes the
amount of black and white
in the image.
COLOR TEMP—Adjust the color temperature. The higher the temperature, the
screen appears bluer; the lower the temperature, the screen appears redder. User
mode activates the values in the "color setting" menu.
COLOR ADJUST—Manually adjust red, green, and blue color.
PICTURE (in Video Mode)
BRIGHTNESS—Use
and
to adjust the
brightness of the image.
and
CONTRAST—Use
to control the degree
of difference between the
brightest and darkest parts
of the picture. Adjusting
the contrast changes the
amount of black and white
in the image.
COLOR TEMP—Adjust the
color temperature. The
higher the temperature,
the screen appears bluer;
the lower the temperature, the screen appears redder. User mode activates the
values in the "color setting" menu.
COLOR ADJUST—Manually adjust red, green, and blue color.
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SATURATION—Adjust a video source from black and white to fully saturated color.
Press
to decrease the amount of color in the image and
to increase the
amount of color in the image.
SHARPNESS—Press
sharpness.
to decrease the sharpness and
to increase the
to increase the amount of green in the image and
increase the amount of red in the image.
TINT—Press
to
DISPLAY (in PC Mode)
VIDEO MODE—Select a mode
to optimize the display on
how the projector is being
used: PC, MOVIE, sRGB
(provides more accurate
color representation),
GAME , and CUSTOM
(set your preferred
settings). If you adjust the
settings for White
Intensity or Degamma, the
projector automatically
switches to CUSTOM.
SIGNAL TYPE—Manually
select signal type RGB,
YCbCr, YPbPr.
to digitally magnify an image to 10 times on the projection screen
ZOOM—Press
and press
to reduce the zoomed image.
WHITE INTENSITY—Setting 0 to maximize the color reproduction and 10 to
maximize the brightness.
DEGAMMA—Adjust among the 4 preset values to change the color performance of
the display.
to adjust the horizontal position of the image to
to adjust the horizontal position of the image to the right.
HORIZONTAL POSITION—Press
the left and
to adjust the vertical position of the image down
to adjust the vertical position of the image up.
VERTICAL POSITION—Press
and
FREQUENCY—Change the display data clock frequency to match the frequency of
your computer graphics card. If you see a vertical flickering bar, use Frequency
control to minimize the bars. This is a coarse adjustment.
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TRACKING—Synchronize the phase of the display signal with the graphic card. If you
experience an unstable or flickering image, use Tracking to correct it. This is a fine
adjustment.
DISPLAY (in Video Mode)
automatically switches to CUSTOM.
VIDEO MODE—Select a mode
to optimize the display on
how the projector is being
used: PC, MOVIE, sRGB
(provides more accurate
color representation),
GAME , and CUSTOM
(set your preferred settings).
If you adjust the settings for
White Intensity or
Degamma, the projector
SIGNAL TYPE—Manually select signal type RGB, YCbCr, YPbPr.
to digitally magnify an image to 10 times on the projection screen
ZOOM—Press
and press
to reduce the zoomed image.
WHITE INTENSITY—Setting 0 to maximize the color reproduction and 10 to
maximize the brightness.
DEGAMMA—Adjust among the 4 preset values to change the color performance of
the display.
LAMP
LAMP HOUR—Display the
operating hours since the
lamp timer reset.
POWER SAVING—Select ON
to set the power saving
delay period. The delay
period is the amount of
time you want the projector
to wait without signal
input. After that set time,
the projector enters power saving mode and turns off the lamp. The projector
turns back on when it detects an input signal or when you press the power button.
After two hours, the projector turns off or when you press the power button to turn
the projector on.
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ECO MODE—Select ON to use the projector at a lower power level (230 Watts),
which may provide longer lamp life, quieter operation, and dimmer luminance
output on the screen. Select OFF to operate at normal power level (260 Watts).
LAMP RESET—After you install a new lamp, select Yes to reset the lamp timer.
LANGUAGE
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Preferences
VOLUME—Press
to
decrease the volume and
to increase the volume.
MUTE—Allows to mute the
sound.
CUSTOMIZED SCREEN—Press
Enter will pop-up a menu,
then select "YES". The
projector will capture the
screen image as a "My
Customized logo". This
screen will replace all the
original screens which
contains Dell logo. User
can recover the default
screen by selecting "Dell
Logo" on the pop-up
screen.
MENU LOCK—Select ON to enable Menu Lock for hiding the OSD menu. Select
OFF to disable the Menu Lock. If you want to disable the Menu Lock function
and the OSD disappears, press the Menu button on the panel for 15 seconds, then
disable the function.
MENU TIMEOUT—Adjust the time delay of the OSD Timeout. The Default setting is
30 seconds.
MENU POSITION—Select the location of the OSD on the screen.
MENU SETTING—Select to change the OSD background in full or opaque.
PASSWORD—Protect your projector and restrict access to it with Password
Security feature. This security utility enables you to impose a variety of
access restrictions to protect your privacy and stop others from tampering
with your projector. This means that the projector cannot be used if it is
taken without authorization, and thus serves as a theft-prevention feature.
When Password Protect is enabled (On), a Password Protect screen
requesting you to enter a password will be displayed when the power plug is
inserted into the electrical outlet and the power for the projector is first
turned on. By default, this function is disabled. You can enable this feature
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using the Password menu. This password security feature will be activated on
the next time you turn on the projector. If you enable this feature, you will
be asked to enter the projector's password after you turn on the projector:
1
1st time password input request:
a
Go to Preferences menu, press Enter and then select Password to
ENABLE the password setting.
b
Enable the Password function will pop-up a character screen, key in
a 4-digit number from the screen and press the ENTER button.
c
To confirm, enter the password again.
d
If the password verification is successful, you may resume with
accessing the projector's functions and its utilities.
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2
If you have entered incorrect password, you will be given another 2
chances. After the three invalid attempts, the projector will
automatically turn off.
NOTE: If you forget your password, contact your dealer or qualified service
personnel.
3
To cancel the password function, select OFF and enter the password to
disable the function.
CHANGE PASSWORD—Key in the original password, then enter the new password
and confirm the new password again.
TEST PATTERN—Select ON to activate the built-in Test Pattern for self-testing
on focus and resolution. Select OFF to disable the function.
FACTORY RESET —Select ON to reset the projector to its factory default settings.
Reset items include both computer sources and video source settings.
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Troubleshooting Your Projector
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If you experience problems with your projector, see the following troubleshooting
tips. If the problem persists, contact Dell.
Problem
Possible Solution
No image appears on the
screen
• Ensure that the lens cap is removed and the
projector is turned on.
• Ensure the external graphics port is enabled.
If you are using a Dell portable computer,
press
(Fn+F8). For other
computers, see your respective
documentation.
• Ensure that all the cables are securely
connected. See on page 8.
• Ensure that the pins of the connectors are
not bent or broken.
• Ensure that the lamp is securely installed
(see on page 35).
• Use Test Pattern in the Preferences menu.
Ensure that the colors of the test pattern are
correct.
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Problem (continued)
Partial, scrolling, or
incorrectly displayed image
Possible Solution (continued)
1 Press the Resync button on the remote
control or the control panel.
2 If you are using a Dell portable computer, set
the resolution of the computer to XGA
(1024 x 768):
a Right-lick the unused portion of your
Windows desktop, click Properties and
then select Settings tab.
b Verify the setting is 1024 x 768 pixels for
the external monitor port.
c Press
(Fn+F8).
If you experience difficulty in changing
resolutions or your monitor freezes, restart all
the equipment and the projector.
If you are not using a Dell portable computer,
see your documentation.
The screen does not display
your presentation
If you are using a portable computer, press
(Fn+F8).
Image is unstable or flickering Adjust the tracking in the OSD Display tab
(in PC Mode only).
Image has vertical flickering
bar
Adjust the frequency in the OSD Display tab
(in PC Mode only).
Image color is not correct
• If your graphic card output signal is sync on
Green, and you would like to display VGA at
60Hz signal, please go into OSD select
Display, select Signal Type and then select
RGB.
• Use Test Pattern in the Preferences menu.
Ensure that the colors of the test pattern are
correct.
Image is out of focus
1 Adjust the focus ring on the projector lens.
2 Ensure that the projection screen is within
the required distance from the projector
(3.9 ft [1.2 m] to 39.4 ft [12 m]).
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Problem (continued)
Possible Solution (continued)
The image is stretched when
displaying a 16:9 DVD
The projector automatically detects a 16:9
DVD and adjusts the aspect ratio to full
screen with a 4:3 (letter-box) default setting.
If the image is still stretched, adjust the aspect
ratio as follows:
• If you are playing a 16:9 DVD, select 4:3
aspect ratio type on your DVD player.
• If you cannot select 4:3 aspect ratio type on
your DVD player, select 4:3 aspect ratio in
the Set Up menu in the OSD.
Image is reversed
Select Set Up from the OSD and adjust the
projector mode.
Lamp is burned out or makes
a popping sound
When the lamp reaches its end of life, it may
burn out and may make a loud popping sound.
If this occurs, the projector does not turn back
on. To replace the lamp, see on page 35.
LAMP light is solid orange
If the LAMP light is solid orange, replace the
lamp.
LAMP light and Power light
are blinking orange
If the LAMP light and the Power light are
blinking orange, the lamp driver has failed and
the projector will automatically shut down.
Unplug the power cord after 3 minutes then
turn the display on again. If this problem
persists, contact Dell.
LAMP light is blinking
orange and Power light is
solid blue
If the LAMP light is blinking orange and
Power light is solid blue, the system has failed
and the projector will automatically shut
down. Unplug the power cord after 3 minutes
then turn the display on again. If this problem
persists, contact Dell.
TEMP light is solid orange
and Power light is solid blue
The lamp has overheated. The display
automatically shuts down. Turn the display on
again after the projector cools down. If the
problem persists, contact Dell.
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Problem (continued)
Possible Solution (continued)
TEMP light and Power light
are solid orange
The lamp driver has overheated. The display
automatically shuts down. Turn the display on
again after the projector cools down. If the
problem persists, contact Dell.
TEMP light is blinking
orange
A projector fan has failed and the projector
will automatically shut down. If the problem
persists, contact Dell.
The OSD does not appear on
the screen
Try to press the Menu button on the panel for
10 seconds to unlock the OSD. Check the
Menu Lock on page 28.
The remote control is not
operating smoothly or works
only within a limited range
The battery may be low. Replace with 2 new
AAA batteries.
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Changing the Lamp
Replace the lamp when the message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life
in full power operation. Replacement suggested! www.dell.com/lamps" appears on
the screen. If this problem persists after replacing the lamp, contact Dell. For more
information, see "Contacting Dell".
CAUTION: The lamp becomes very hot when in use. Do not attempt to replace
the lamp until the projector has been allowed to cool down for at least 30
minutes.
1 Turn off the projector and disconnect the power cord.
2 Let the projector cool for at least 30 minutes.
3 Loosen the 2 screws that secure the lamp cover, and remove the cover.
CAUTION: If the lamp has shattered, be careful as broken pieces are sharp
and can cause injury. Remove all broken pieces from the projector and
dispose or recycle according to state, local, or federal law. Go to
www.dell.com/hg for additional information.
4 Loosen the 2 screws that secure the lamp.
CAUTION: Do not touch the bulb or the lamp glass at any time. Projector
lamps are very fragile and may shatter if touched.
5 Pull up the lamp by its metal handle.
NOTE: Dell may require that lamps
replaced under warranty be returned to
Dell. Otherwise, contact your local
waste disposal agency for the address
of the nearest deposit site.
6 Replace with the new lamp.
7 Tighten the 2 screws that secure the lamp.
8 Replace the lamp cover and tighten the 2
screws.
9 Reset the lamp usage time by selecting
"Yes" for Lamp Reset in the OSD Lamp
tab. (See Lamp menu on page 27)
Troubleshooting Your Projector
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CAUTION: Lamp Disposal (for the US only)
LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE
RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL
LAWS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.DELL.COM/HG OR CONTACT
THE ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE AT WWW.EIAE.ORG. FOR LAMP
SPECIFIC DISPOSAL INFORMATION CHECK WWW.LAMPRECYCLE.ORG.
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5
Specifications
5
Light Valve
Single-chip 0.7" XGA LVDS (low-voltage
differential signaling) technology
Brightness
3000 ANSI Lumens (Max.)
Contrast Ratio
2100:1 Typical (Full On/Full Off)
Uniformity
80% Typical (Japan Standard - JBMA)
Number of Pixels
1024 x 768 (XGA)
Displayable Color
16.7M colors
Color Wheel Speed
100~127.5Hz (2X)
Projection Lens
F/2.4~2.7, f=28.0~33.6 mm with 1.2x
manual zoom lens
Projection Screen Size
24.6-295.3 inches (diagonal)
Projection Distance
3.9~39.4 ft (1.2 m~12 m)
Video Compatibility
NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N,
SECAM, and HDTV (1080i, 720p, 576i/p,
480i/p) compatibility
Composite video, Component video and Svideo capability
H. Frequency
15kHz-92kHz (Analog)
V. Frequency
50Hz-85Hz (Analog)
Power Supply
Universal 100-240V AC 50-60Hz with PFC
input
Power Consumption
325 watts typical, 285 watts in eco mode
Audio
1 speaker, 2 watt RMS
Noise Level
36 dB(A) Full-on mode, 33 dB(A) Eco-mode
Weight
<5.5 lbs (2.4 kg)
Specifications
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Dimensions (W x H x D)
External 10.8 x 8.3 x 4 ± 0.04 inches (273.7
x 212 x 101 ± 1 mm)
Environmental
Operating temperature: 5oC - 35oC (41oF95oF)
Humidity: 80% maximum
Storage temperature: -20oC to 60oC
(-4oF to 140oF)
Humidity: 80% maximum
Regulatory
FCC, CE, VCCI, UL, cUL, Nemko-GS,
ICES-003, MIC, C-Tick, GOST, CCC, PSB,
NOM, IRAM, SABS
I/O Connectors
Power: AC power input socket
Computer input: one D-sub for
analog/component, HDTV input signals
Computer output: one 15-pin D-sub
Video input: one composite video RCA and
one S-video
Audio input: one phone jack (diameter 3.5
mm)
Audio output: one phone jack (diameter 3.5
mm)
One mini-DIN RS232 for wired remote
control from PC
Lamp
260-watt user-replaceable 2000-hour lamp
(up to 2500 hours in eco mode)
NOTE: The actual operating life span of a projector lamp will vary according to
operating conditions and usage patterns. Usage of a projector in stressful
conditions which may include dusty environments, under high temperatures
and abrupt powering-off may result in a lamp's shortened operating life span or
possibly lamp failure. The lamp life specified for Dell's projectors refers to the
typical time under non-stressful operating conditions for more than 50% of a
sampling population to reduce to approximately 50% of the lamp's rated
brightness level. It is not the measure of time a lamp will cease light output.
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Specifications
RS232 Pin Assignment
RS232 Protocol
•
Communication Settings
Connection settings
Value
Baud Rate:
19200
Data Bits:
8
Parity
None
Stop Bits
1
•
Command types
To pop up the OSD menu and adjust the settings.
•
Control command Syntax (From PC to Projector)
[H][AC][SoP][CRC][ID][SoM][COMMAND]
•
Example: Power ON Command (Send low byte firstly)
--> 0xBE, 0xEF, 0x10, 0x05, 0x00, 0xC6, 0xFF, 0x11, 0x11, 0x01, 0x00, 0x01
•
Control Commands List
Go to support.dell.com to view the latest RS232 code.
Specifications
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Compatibility Modes
Mode
Resolution
VGA
(ANALOG)
V. Frequency (Hz)
H. Frequency (KHz)
640X350
70
31.5
VGA
640X350
85
37.9
VGA
640X400
85
37.9
VGA
640X480
60
31.5
VGA
640X480
72
37.9
VGA
640X480
75
37.5
VGA
640X480
85
43.3
VGA
720X400
70
31.5
VGA
720X400
85
37.9
SVGA
800X600
56
35.2
SVGA
800X600
60
37.9
SVGA
800X600
72
48.1
SVGA
800X600
75
46.9
SVGA
800X600
85
53.7
XGA
1024X768
60
48.4
XGA
1024X768
70
56.5
XGA
1024X768
75
60.0
XGA
1024X768
85
68.7
WXGA
1280X720
59.85
44.77
WXGA
1280X768
59.87
47.77
WXGA
1280X800
59.81
49.70
WXGA
1360X768
60.01
47.71
WXGA
1440X900
59.87
55.93
WSXGA+
1680X1050
59.88
64.67
WUXGA
1920X1200
49.97
64.41
*SXGA
1280X1024
60
63.98
*SXGA
1280X1024
75
79.98
*SXGA
1280X1024
85
91.1
*SXGA+
1400X1050
60
63.98
*UXGA
1600x1200
60
75
MAC LC13*
640X480
66.66
34.98
MAC II 13*
640X480
66.68
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MAC 16*
832X624
74.55
49.725
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Specifications
MAC 19*
1024X768
75
60.24
*MAC
1152X870
75.06
68.68
MAC G4
640X480
60
31.35
IMAC DV
1024X768
75
60
*Compressed computer image.
Specifications
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Contacting Dell
For customers in the United States, call 800-WWW-DELL (800-999-3355).
NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact
information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.
Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options.
Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be
available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or
customer service issues:
1 Visit support.dell.com.
2 Verify your country or region in the Choose A Country/Region drop-down
menu at the bottom of the page.
3 Click Contact Us on the left side of the page.
4 Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.
5 Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you.
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Appendix: Glossary
ANSI LUMENS —A standard for measuring light output, used for comparing
projectors.
ASPECT RATIO —The most popular aspect ratio is 4:3 (4 by 3). Early television and
computer video formats are in a 4:3 aspect ratio, which means that the width of
the image is 4/3 times the height.
BACKLIT (BACKLIGHT) —Refers to a remote control, or a projector control panel, that
has buttons and controls that are illuminated.
Bandwidth— The number of cycles per second (Hertz) expressing the difference
between the lower and upper limiting frequencies of a frequency band; also, the
width of a band of frequencies.
Brightness— The amount of light emitting from a display or projection display or
projection device. The brightness of projector is measured by ANSI lumens.
Color Temperature— A method of measuring the whiteness of a light source.
Metal halide lamps have a higher temperature compared to halogen or
incandescent lights.
Component Video—A method of delivering quality video in a format that
contains all the components of the original image. These components are referred
to as luma and chroma and are defined as Y'Pb'Pr' for analog component and
Y'Cb'Cr' for digital component. Component video is available on DVD players and
projectors.
Composite Video — The combined picture signal, including vertical and
horizontal blanking and synchronizing signals.
Compression— A function that deletes resolution lines from the image to fit in
the display area.
Compressed SVGA— To project an 800x600 image to a VGA projector, the
original 800x600 signal must be compressed down. The data displays all the
information with only two thirds of the pixels (307,000 vs 480,000). The resulting
image is SVGA page size but sacrifices some of the image quality. If you are using
an SVGA computers, connecting VGA to a VGA projector. provide better results.
Compressed SXGA— Found on XGA projectors, compressed SXGA handling
allows these projectors to handle up to 1280x1024 SXGA resolution.
Compressed XGA— Found on SVGA projectors, compressed XGA handling
allows these projectors to handle 1024x768 XGA resolution.
Glossary
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Contrast Ratio— Range of light and dark values in a picture, or the ratio between
their maximum and minimum values. There are two methods used by the
projection industry to measure the ratio:
1 Full On/Off — measures the ratio of the light output of an all white image (full
on) and the light output of an all black (full off) image.
2 ANSI — measures a pattern of 16 alternating black and white rectangles. The
average light output from the white rectangles is divided by the average light
output of the black rectangles to determine the ANSI contrast ratio.
Full On/Off contrast is always a larger number than ANSI contrast for the same
projector.
dB— decibel—A unit used to express relative difference in power or intensity,
usually between two acoustic or electric signals, equal to ten times the common
logarithm of the ratio of the two levels.
Diagonal Screen— A method of measuring the size of a screen or a projected
image. It measures from one corner to the opposite corner. A 9FT high, 12FT
wide, screen has a diagonal of 15FT. This document assumes that the diagonal
dimensions are for the traditional 4:3 ratio of a computer image as per the example
above.
DLP— Digital Light Processing—Reflective display technology developed by
Texas Instruments, using small manipulated mirrors. Light passes through a color
filter is sent to the DLP mirrors which arrange the RGB colors into a picture
projected onto screen, also known as DMD.
DMD— digital Micro- Mirror Device— Each DMD consists of thousands of
tilting, microscopic aluminum alloy mirrors mounted on a hidden yoke.
DVI— Digital Visual Interface— Defines the digital interface between digital
devices such as projectors and personal computers. For devices that support DVI, a
digital to digital connection can be made that eliminates the conversion to analog
and thereby delivers an unblemished image.
Focal Length— The distance from the surface of a lens to its focal point.
Frequency— It is the rate of repetition in cycles per seconds of electrical signals.
Measured in Hz.
Hz — Frequency of an alternating signal. See Frequency.
Keystone Correction— Device that will correct an image of the distortion
(usually a wide-top narrow-bottom effect) of a projected image caused by
improper projector to screen angle.
Laser Pointer— A small pen or cigar sized pointer that contains a small battery
powered laser, which can project a small, red (typically), high intensity beam of
light that is immediately very visible on the screen.
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Glossary
Maximum Distance— The distance from a screen the projector can be to cast an
image that is useable (bright enough) in a fully darkened room.
Maximum Image Size— The largest image a projector can throw in a darkened
room. This is usually limited by focal range of the optics.
Metal Halide Lamp— The type of lamp used in many medium and all high end
portable projectors. These lamps typically have a "half-life" of 1000-2000 hours.
That is they slowly lose intensity (brightness) as they are used, and at the "half-life"
point, they are half as bright as when new. These lamps output a very "hot"
temperature light, similar to mercury vapor lamps used in streetlights.. Their
whites are "extremely" white (with slight bluish cast.) and make Halogen lamp's
whites look very yellowish by comparison.
Minimum Distance— The closest position that a projector can focus an image
onto a screen.
NTSC— The United States broadcast standard for video and broadcasting.
PAL— A European and international broadcast standard for video and
broadcasting. Higher resolution than NTSC.
Power Zoom— A zoom lens with the zoom in and out controlled by a motor,
usually adjusted from the projector's control panel and also the remote control.
Reverse Image— Feature that allows you to flip the image horizontally. When
used in a normal forward projection environment text, graphics, etc, are
backwards. Reverse image is used for rear projection.
RGB— Red, Green, Blue— typically used to describe a monitor that requires
separate signals for each of the three colors.
S-Video—A video transmission standard that uses a 4-pin mini-DIN connector to
send video information on two signal wires called luminance (brightness, Y) and
chrominance (color, C). S-Video is also referred to as Y/C.
SECAM— A French and international broadcast standard for video and
broadcasting. Higher resolution than NTSC.
SVGA— Super Video Graphics Array— 800 x 600 pixels count.
SXGA— Super Ultra Graphics Array,—1280 x 1024 pixels count.
UXGA— Ultra Extended Graphics Array—1600 x 1200 pixels count.
VGA— Video Graphics Array—640 x 480 pixels count.
XGA— Extra Video Graphics Array— 1024 x 768 pixels count.
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Zoom Lens— Lens with a variable focal length that allows operator to move the
view in or out making the image smaller or larger.
Zoom Lens Ratio— Is the ratio between the smallest and largest image a lens can
projector from a fixed distance. For example, a 1.4:1 zoom lens ratio means that a
10 foot image without zoom would be a 14 foot image with full zoom.
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Glossary
Index
A
RS232 cable 13
S-video cable 10
To Computer 9
USB to USB cable 9
Adjusting Projection Image Size 35
Adjusting the Projected Image 15
Adjusting the Projector Height
15
lower the projector
Elevator button 15
Elevator foot 15
Tilt adjustment wheel 15
C
Connection Ports
Audio input connector 8
Audio output connector 8
Composite video connector 8
IR receiver 8
Kensington lock hole 8
Power cord connector 8
RS232 connector 8
S-video connector 8
USB remote connector 8
VGA in (D-sub) connector 8
VGA out (monitor
loop-through) 8
Changing the Lamp 35
Contact Dell 5, 19, 33, 34, 35
Connecting a Computer with a
RS232 cable 13
Contacting Dell 42
Adjusting the Projector Zoom and
Focus 16
Focus ring 16
Zoom tab 16
Connecting the Projector
Composite video cable 11
Connecting with a Component
Cable 12
Connecting with a Composite
Cable 11
Connecting with an S-video Cable 10
D-sub to D-sub cable 9
D-sub to YPbPr cable 12
Power cord 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Control Panel 18
D
Dell
Contacting 42
M
Main Unit 7
Index
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Control panel 7
Elevator button 7
Focus ring 7
Lens 7
Remote control receiver 7
Zoom tab 7
O
On-Screen Display 21
Auto-Adjust 22
DISPLAY (in PC Mode) 25
DISPLAY (in Video Mode) 26
Input Select 22
LAMP 26
LANGUAGE 27
Main Menu 22
PICTURE (in PC Mode) 24
PICTURE (in Video Mode) 24
Preferences 28
Set Up 22
P
Phone numbers 42
Powering On/Off the Projector
Powering Off the Projector 14
Powering On the Projector 14
R
S
Specifications
Audio 37
Brightness 37
Color Wheel Speed 37
Compatibility Modes 40
Contrast Ratio 37
Dimensions 38
Displayable Color 37
Environmental 38
H. Frequency 37
I/O Connectors 38
Lamp 37
Light Valve 37
Noise Level 38
Number of Pixels 37
Power Consumption 37
Power Supply 37
Projection Distance 37
Projection Lens 37
Projection Screen Size 37
Regulatory 38
RS232 Protocol 39
Uniformity 37
V. Frequency 37
Video Compatibility 37
Weight 38
Support
Contacting Dell 42
T
Remote Control 20
Telephone numbers 42
Troubleshooting 31
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Index
Contact Dell 31
Index
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