Dell™ M410HD Projector
User’s Guide
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 M410HD
December 2009
Rev. A00
Contents
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Your Dell Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
About Your Projector
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Connecting Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Connecting to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Connecting a Computer Using a VGA Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Connecting a DVD Player
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Connecting a DVD Player Using an S-video Cable
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Connecting a DVD Player Using a Composite Video
Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connecting a DVD Player Using a Component Video
Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Connecting a DVD Player Using an HDMI Cable. . . . . . 13
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Using Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Turning Your Projector On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Turning Your Projector Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Adjusting the Projected Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Raising the Projector Height. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Lowering the Projector Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Adjusting Projection Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Contents
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Using the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Installing the Remote Control Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Operating Range With Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Using the On-Screen Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Main Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
AUTO-ADJUST
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INPUT SELECT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
PICTURE (in PC Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
PICTURE (in Video Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
DISPLAY (in PC Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
DISPLAY (in Video Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
LAMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
SET UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
INFORMATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
OTHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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Troubleshooting Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Guiding Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Changing the Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
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Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
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Contacting Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
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Appendix: Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Contents
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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
Power cable
1.8m VGA cable (VGA to VGA)
Carrying case
Remote control
CD User’s Guide &
Documentation
AAA Batteries (2)
Your Dell Projector
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About Your Projector
Top View
Bottom View
8
1
10
6
2
3
5
7
4
9
1
Control panel
2
Zoom tab
3
Focus ring
4
Lens
5
Elevator button for height adjustments
6
IR receivers
7
Lens cap
8
Lamp cover
9
Tilt adjustment wheel
10
Elevator foot
CAUTION: Safety Instructions
1 Do not use the projector near appliances that generate a lot of heat.
2 Do not use the projector in areas where there is an excessive amount of dust.
The dust may cause the system to fail and the projector will automatically
shutdown.
3 Ensure that the projector is mounted in a well-ventilated area.
4 Do not block the ventilation slots and openings on the projector.
5 Ensure the projector operates between ambient temperatures (5ºC to 35ºC).
6 Do not try to touch the ventilation outlet as it can become very hot after the
projector has been turned on or immediately after it is turned off.
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Your Dell Projector
7 Do not look into the lens while the projector is on as it may cause injury to your
eyes.
8 Do not place any objects near or in front of the projector or cover its lens while
the projector is on as the heat may cause the object to melt or burn.
NOTE: For more information, see the Safety Information that is shipped with
your projector.
Your Dell Projector
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Connecting Your Projector
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
USB remote connector
6
Audio output connector
2
VGA input (D-sub) connector
7
Audio input connector
3
HDMI connector
8
Security cable slot
4
S-video connector
9
Power cord connector
5
Composite video connector
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
Safety Instructions as described on page 6.
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Connecting Your Projector
Connecting to a Computer
Connecting a Computer Using a VGA Cable
1
2
1
Power cord
2
VGA to VGA cable
3
USB-A to USB-B cable
3
NOTE: The USB cable is not provided with your projector.
NOTE: The USB cable must be connected if you want to use the Page Up and
Page Down features on the remote control.
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Connecting a DVD Player
Connecting a DVD Player Using an S-video Cable
1
2
1
Power cord
2
S-video cable
NOTE: The S-video cable is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase
the S-Video extension (50 ft/100 ft) cable on the Dell website at dell.com.
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Connecting a DVD Player Using a Composite Video Cable
1
2
1
Power cord
2
Composite video cable
NOTE: The Composite Video cable is not shipped with your projector. You can
purchase the Composite Video Extension (50 ft/100 ft) cable on the Dell website
at dell.com.
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Connecting a DVD Player Using a Component Video Cable
1
2
1
Power cord
2
VGA to Component Video cable
NOTE: The VGA to Component Video cable is not shipped with your projector.
You can purchase the VGA to Component Video Extension (50 ft/100 ft) cable on
the Dell website at dell.com.
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Connecting a DVD Player Using an HDMI Cable
1
2
1
Power cord
2
HDMI cable
NOTE: The HDMI cable is not shipped with your projector.
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Turning Your Projector On
NOTE: Turn on the projector before you turn on the source (computer, DVD
player, etc.). 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).
4 Turn on your source (computer, DVD player, etc.)
5 Connect your source to the projector using the appropriate cable. See
"Connecting Your Projector" on page 8 for instructions to connect your source
to the projector.
6 By default, the input source of projector is set to VGA-In. Change the input
source of projector if necessary.
7 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. See
"Using the Control Panel" on page 18 and "Using the Remote Control" on
page 21 to locate the Source button.
Turning Your Projector Off
NOTICE: Unplug the projector after properly shutting down as explained in the
following procedure.
1 Press the Power button.
NOTE: The "Press Power Button to Turn off Projector" message will
appear on the screen. The message disappears after 5 seconds or you can
press the Menu button to clear it.
2 Press the Power button again. The cooling fans continue to operate for 120
seconds.
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3 To power off the projector quickly, press the Power button and hold for 1
second while the projector’s 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.
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
2
3
3
1
Elevator button
2
Elevator foot (Angle of tilt: 0 to 9.5 degree)
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
ranging between 3.28 ft to 39.37 ft (1 m to 12 m).
1
2
1
Zoom tab
2
Focus ring
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Adjusting Projection Image Size
361"(916.94 cm)
(
8 " m)
32 2 c
.1
3
83
270"(685.80 cm)
210"(533.40 cm)
(
1 " m)
19 4 c
5.1
8
4
(
150"(381.00 cm)
7 " m)
13 8 c
7.9
4
3
9.84'(3.0m)
16.40'(5.0m)
22.97'(7.0m)
(2
29.53'(9.0m)
39.37'(12.0m)
Projector to screen distance
(
6 " m)
24 4 c
.8
4
62
90"(288.60cm)
)
"
8 2 8 cm
.2
8
0
30"(76.20 cm)
27.2"
(69.09 cm)
3.28'(1.0m)
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Screen
(Diagonal)
Max.
30"
(76.20 cm)
90"
(288.60cm)
Min.
27.2"
(69.09 cm)
82"
137"
191"
246"
328"
(208.28 cm) (347.98 cm) (485.14 cm) (624.84 cm) (833.12 cm)
Max.
25.59" X
(WxH) 15.75"
Screen
Size
Hd
Distance
150"
210"
270"
361"
(381.00 cm) (533.40 cm) (685.80 cm) (916.94 cm)
76.38" X
47.64"
127.17" X
79.53"
177.95" X
111.02"
228.74" X
142.91"
304.72" X
190.55"
(194 cm X
121 cm)
(323 cm X
202 cm)
(452 cm X
282 cm)
(581 cm X
363 cm)
(774 cm X
484 cm)
69.29" X
43.31"
115.75" X
72.44"
162.20" X
101.18"
208.27" X
130.31"
277.95" X
173.62"
(59 cm X
37 cm)
(176 cm X
110 cm)
(294 cm X
184 cm)
(412 cm X
257 cm)
(529 cm X
331 cm)
(706 cm X
441 cm)
Max.
17.72"
(45 cm)
53.54"
(136 cm)
89.37"
(227 cm)
124.80"
(317 cm)
160.63"
(408 cm)
214.17"
(544 cm)
Min.
16.14"
(41 cm)
48.82"
(124 cm)
81.50"
(207 cm)
113.78"
(289 cm)
146.46"
(372 cm)
195.28"
(496 cm)
3.28'
(1.0m)
9.84'
(3.0m)
16.40'
(5.0m)
22.97'
(7.0m)
29.53'
(9.0m)
39.37'
(12.0m)
(65 cm X
40 cm)
23.23" X
Min.
(WxH) 14.57"
* This graph is for user reference only.
Using the Control Panel
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2
3
4
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5
6
8
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1
LAMP warning light
If the LAMP amber indicator is on or blinking,
one of the following problems could be occurring:
• Lamp is reaching its end of usable life
• Lamp module is not properly installed
• Lamp driver failure
• Color wheel failure
For more information, see "Troubleshooting Your
Projector" on page 41 and "Guiding Signals" on
page 45.
2
TEMP warning light
If the TEMP amber indicator is on or blinking,
one of the following problems could be occurring:
• Internal temperature of the projector is too
high
• Color wheel failure
For more information, see "Troubleshooting Your
Projector" on page 41 and "Guiding Signals" on
page 45.
3
Power
Turns the projector on or off. For more
information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on
page 14 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on
page 14.
4
Up
/ Keystone
adjustment
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-35 degrees).
5
Right
/ Auto Adjust
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
Press to synchronize the projector to the input
source.
NOTE: Auto Adjust does not operate if the
on-screen display (OSD) is displayed.
6
IR Receiver
Point the remote control towards the IR receiver
and press a button.
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7
Down
/ Keystone
adjustment
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-35 degrees).
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Menu
9
Left
Press to activate the OSD. Use the directional
keys and the Menu button to navigate through
the OSD.
/ Source
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
Press to toggle through Analog RGB, Composite,
Component (YPbPr via VGA), HDMI, and
S-video sources when multiple sources are
connected to the projector.
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Enter
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Press to confirm the selection item.
Using the Remote Control
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2
12
3
4
13
5
14
6
7
15
16
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17
18
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19
10
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1
Power
Turns the projector on or off. For more
information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on
page 14 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on
page 14.
2
Enter
Press to confirm the selection.
3
Right
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
4
Down
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
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5
Freeze
Press to pause the screen image.
6
Page up
Press to move to previous page.
NOTE: The USB cable must be connected if
you want to use the Page Up feature.
7
Mute
Press to mute or un-mute the projector speaker.
8
Page down
Press to move to next page.
NOTE: The USB cable must be connected if
you want to use the Page Down feature.
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Video mode
The projector has preset configurations that are
optimized for displaying data (presentation
slides) or video (movies, games, etc.).
Press the Video Mode button to toggle between
Presentation mode, Bright mode, Movie mode,
sRGB, or Custom mode.
Pressing the Video Mode button once will show
the current display mode. Pressing the Video
Mode button again will switch between modes.
10 Blank screen
Press to hide/unhide the image.
11 Up
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
12 Left
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
13 Menu
Press to activate the OSD.
14 Volume up
Press to increase the volume.
15 Laser
Point the remote control at the screen, press and
hold the laser button to activate the laser light.
Caution: Do not look into the laser point
when it is on. Avoid shining the laser light
into eyes.
16 Volume down
Press to decrease the volume.
17 Keystone adjustment
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-35 degrees).
18 Source
Press to switch between Analog RGB, Composite,
Component (YPbPr, via VGA), HDMI, and
S-video sources.
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19 Auto adjust
Press to synchronize the projector with the input
source. Auto adjust does not operate if the OSD
is displayed.
20 Keystone adjustment
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-35 degrees).
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Installing the Remote Control Batteries
NOTE: Remove the batteries from the remote control when not in use.
1 Press the tab to lift the battery compartment cover.
1
2 Check the polarity (+/-) marking on the batteries.
2
3 Insert the batteries and align their polarity correctly
3
according to the marking in the battery compartment.
NOTE: Avoid mixing different types of batteries or using
new and old batteries together.
4 Slip the battery cover back.
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Operating Range With Remote Control
Distance
Angle
Operating range
Angle
±45°
Distance
10m/32.8feet
Angle
Di
sta
nc
e
NOTE: Actual operating range may slightly differ from the diagram. Weak
batteries will also prevent the remote control from properly operating the
projector.
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Using the On-Screen Display
• The projector has a multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu that can
be displayed with or without an input source.
• To navigate through the tabs in the Main Menu, press the
or
buttons on
your projector’s control panel or remote control.
• To select a submenu, press the
button on your projector’s control panel or
remote control.
• To select an option, press the
or
buttons on your projector’s control
panel or remote control. The color changes to dark blue. When an item is
selected, the color changes to dark blue.
• Use the
or
buttons on the control panel or remote control to adjust the
settings.
• To go back to Main Menu, go to Back tab and press the
button on the
control panel or the remote control.
• To exit the OSD, go to EXIT tab and press the
button or press the Menu
button directly on the control panel or the remote control.
Main Menu
AUTO-ADJUST
Auto Adjust automatically adjusts the projector's Frequency and Tracking in PC
mode. While Auto Adjustment is in progress, the following message appears on
the screen:
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INPUT SELECT
The Input Select menu allows you to select your projector’s input source.
AUTO SOURCE—Select Off (the
default) to lock the current
input signal. If you press the
Source button when the Auto
Source mode is set to Off, you
can manually select the input
signal. Select On to auto detect
the available input signals. If
you press the Source button
when the projector is on, it
automatically finds the next
available input signal.
VGA—Press
to detect VGA signal.
S-VIDEO—Press
to detect S-Video signal.
COMPOSITE VIDEO—Press
HDMI—Press
to detect Composite Video signal.
to detect HDMI signal.
ADVANCED—Press
to activate Input Select Advanced menu.
INPUT SELECT ADVANCED
The Input Select Advanced menu allows you to enable or disable input sources.
VGA—Use
S-VIDEO—Use
and
and
COMPOSITE VIDEO—Use
HDMI—Use
and
to enable or disable VGA input.
to enable or disable S-Video input.
and
to enable or disable Composite Video input.
to enable or disable HDMI input.
NOTE: You cannot disable your current input source. At anytime, a minimum of
two input sources have to be enabled.
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PICTURE (in PC Mode)
Using the Picture menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projector. The
Picture menu, provides the following options:
VIDEO MODE—Allows you to optimize the display image: Presentation, Bright,
Movie, sRGB (provides more accurate color representation), and Custom (set
your preferred settings). If you adjust the settings for Brightness, Contrast,
Saturation, Sharpness, Tint, and Advanced, the projector automatically switches
to Custom.
NOTE: If you adjust the settings for Brightness, Contrast, Saturation,
Sharpness, Tint, and Advanced the projector automatically switches to Custom.
BRIGHTNESS—Use
CONTRAST—Use
and
and
to adjust the brightness of the image.
to adjust the display contrast.
to activate Picture Advance Menu. See "PICTURE
ADVANCED—Press
ADVANCED" on page 29.
PICTURE (in Video Mode)
Using the Picture menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projector. The
Picture menu provides the following options:
VIDEO MODE—Allows you to optimize the display image: Presentation, Bright,
Movie, sRGB (provides more accurate color representation), and Custom (set
your preferred settings).If you adjust the settings for Brightness, Contrast,
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Saturation, Sharpness, Tint, and Advanced the projector automatically switches
to Custom.
NOTE: If you adjust the settings for Brightness, Contrast, Saturation,
Sharpness, Tint, and Advanced the projector automatically switches to Custom.
BRIGHTNESS—Use
CONTRAST—Use
and
and
to adjust the brightness of the image.
to adjust the display contrast.
SATURATION—Allows you to adjust the 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
to decrease the sharpness and
to increase the sharpness.
to increase the amount of green in the image and
TINT—Press
the amount of red in the image (available for NTSC only).
to increase
to activate Picture Advance Menu. See "PICTURE
ADVANCED—Press
ADVANCED" below.
NOTE: Saturation, Sharpness, and Tint are only available when input source is
from Composite or S-Video.
PICTURE ADVANCED
Using the Picture Advanced menu, you can adjust the display settings of your
projector. The Picture Advanced menu provides the following options:
WHITE INTENSITY—Use
and
to adjust the display white intensity.
COLOR TEMP—Allows you to adjust the color temperature. The screen appears
cooler at higher color temperatures and warmer at lower color temperatures.
When you adjust the values in the Color Adjust menu, the Custom mode is
activated. The values are saved in the Custom mode.
CUSTOM COLOR ADJUST—Allows you to manually adjust the colors red, green, and
blue.
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COLOR SPACE—Allows you to select the color space, options are: RGB, YCbCr, and
YPbPr.
DISPLAY (in PC Mode)
Using the Display menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projector. The
Picture menu provides the following options:
ASPECT RATIO—Allows you to select the aspect ratio to adjust how the image
appears.
•
Original — Select Original to maintain the aspect ratio of image projected
according to input source.
•
•
4:3 — The input source scales to fit the screen and projects a 4:3 image.
Wide — The input source scales to fit the width of the screen to project a
wide screen image.
ZOOM—Press
to activate Zoom menu.
Select the area to zoom and press
to view zoomed image.
Adjust the image scale by pressing
press
to view.
ZOOM NAVIGATION—Press
menu.
Use
HORIZONTAL POSITION—Press
image to the right.
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or
and
to activate Zoom Navigation
to navigate projection screen.
to move the image to the left and
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to move the
VERTICAL POSITION—Press
up.
to move the image down and
to move the image
FREQUENCY—Allows you to change the display data clock frequency to match the
frequency of your computer graphics card. If you see a vertical flickering wave, use
Frequency control to minimize the bars. This is a coarse adjustment.
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)
Using the Display menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projector. The
Picture menu provides the following options:
ASPECT RATIO—Allows you to select the aspect ratio to adjust how the image
appears.
•
Original — Select Original to maintain the aspect ratio of image projected
according to input source.
•
•
4:3 — The input source scales to fit the screen and projects a 4:3 image.
Wide — The input source scales to fit the width of the screen to project a
wide screen image.
ZOOM—Press
to activate Zoom menu.
Select the area to zoom and press
to view zoomed image.
Adjust the image scale by pressing
press
to view.
ZOOM NAVIGATION—Press
menu.
Use
or
and
to activate Zoom Navigation
to navigate projection screen.
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LAMP
Using the Lamp menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projector. The
Lamp menu provides the following options:
LAMP MODE—Allows you to select between Normal and ECO mode.
Normal mode operates at full power level. ECO Mode operates at a lower power
level which may provide longer lamp life, quieter operation, and dimmer
luminance output on the screen.
LAMP HOUR—Displays the operating hours since the last lamp timer reset.
LAMP HOUR RESET—Select Yes to reset the lamp timer.
SET UP
The Set Up menu allows you to adjust settings for Language, Projector Mode,
Keystone, and 3D Display.
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LANGUAGE—Allows you to set the language for the OSD. Press
Language menu.
to activate the
PROJECTOR MODE—Allows you to select the projector mode, depending upon how
the projector is mounted.
•
Front Projection-Desktop — This is the default option.
•
Rear Projection-Desktop — The projector reverses the image so that you
can project from behind a translucent screen.
AUTO KEYSTONE—Select On to enable the auto correction for vertical image
distortion caused by tilting the projector.
V. KEYSTONE—Manually adjust the vertical image distortion caused by tilting the
projector.
3D DISPLAY—Select On to start the 3D display function. Default is Off.
NOTE: To activate 3D Display function, ensure that 3D goggles, 3D video
contents and 60Hz/120Hz signal output graphic card supported on PC/NB are ready.
3D Sync Invert—If you see a discrete or overlapping image while wearing DLP
3D goggles, you may need to execute 'Invert' to get best match of left/right
image sequence to get the correct image. (For DLP 3D goggles)
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INFORMATION
The Information menu displays the current projector settings.
OTHERS
The Others menu allows you to change settings for Menu, Screen, Audio, Power,
Security, and Closed Caption (for NTSC only). You can also perform Test Pattern
and Factory Reset.
MENU SETTINGS—Select and press
to activate menu settings. The menu
settings consists of the following options:
MENU POSITION—Allows you to change the position of the OSD menu on
the screen.
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MENU TRANSPARENCY—Select to change the transparency level of the OSD
background.
MENU TIMEOUT—Allows you to adjust the time for an OSD timeout. By
default, the OSD disappears after 20 seconds of non-activity.
MENU LOCK—Select On to enable Menu Lock and hide the OSD menu.
Select OFF to disable the Menu Lock. If you want to disable the Menu
Lock function and have the OSD disappear, press the Menu button on the
control panel or remote control for 15 seconds, then disable the function.
SCREEN SETTINGS—Select and press
to activate screen settings. The screen
settings menu consists of the following options:
CAPTURE SCREEN—Select and press
to capture the screen display, the
following message appears on the screen.
NOTE: To capture a full image, ensure the input signal that is
connected to the projector is 1024 x 768 resolution.
SCREEN—Select Dell to use the Dell logo as wallpaper. Select Captured to
set the captured image as wallpaper.
RESET—Select and press
the default setting.
to delete the captured picture and set back to
AUDIO SETTINGS—Select and press
to change audio settings. The audio
settings menu consists of the following options:
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AUDIO INPUT—Select the Audio input source, options are: Audio and
HDMI.
VOLUME—Press
to decrease the volume and
to increase the volume.
MUTE—Allows you to mute the sounds for audio input and audio output.
POWER SETTINGS—Select and press
to activate power settings. The power
settings menu consists of the following options:
POWER SAVING—Select Off to disable Power Saving mode. By default, the
projector is set to enter power saving mode after 120 minutes of no activity.
A warning message appears on screen showing a 60-second countdown
before switching to power saving mode. Press any button during
countdown period to stop power saving mode.
You can also set a different delay period to enter power saving mode. The
delay period is the time you want the projector to wait without an input
signal. Power saving can be set to 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
If an input signal is not detected during the delay period, the projector
turns off the lamp and goes into power saving mode. If an input signal is
detected within the delay period, the projector automatically turns on. If
an input signal is not detected within two hours during power saving mode,
the projector switches from Power Saving mode to Power Off mode. To
turn on the projector press the Power button.
QUICK SHUTDOWN—Select Yes to turn off the projector with a single press of
the Power button. This function allows the projector to quick power off
with an accelerated fan speed. Slightly higher acoustic noise is expected
during quick power off.
NOTE: Before you turn on the projector again, wait for 60 seconds to allow the
internal temperature to stabilize. The projector will take a longer time to turn on
if you try to power on immediately. Its cooling fan will run at full speed for about
30 seconds to stabilize the internal temperature.
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SECURITY SETTINGS—Select and press
to activate security settings. The
security settings menu allows you to enable and set password protection.
PASSWORD—When Password Protect is enabled, 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
by selecting Enabled. If the password has been set before, key in the
password first and select the function. This password security feature will
be activated 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 First time password input request:
a Go to Others menu, press
Enable the password setting.
and then select Password to
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b Enabling the Password function will pop up a character screen,
key in a 4-digit number from the screen and press
.
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.
2 If you have entered an 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 DELL™ or qualified service
personnel.
3 To disable the password function, select Off to disable the
function.
4 To delete the password, select Delete.
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CHANGE PASSWORD—Key in the original password, then enter the new
password and confirm the new password again.
CLOSED CAPTION—Select On to enable close caption and activate the closed
caption menu. Select an appropriate closed captions option: CC1, CC2, CC3, and
CC4.
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NOTE: Closed caption option is available for NTSC only.
TEST PATTERN—Test Pattern is used to test focus and resolution.
You can enable or disable the Test Pattern by selecting Off, 1 or 2. You can also
invoke the Test Pattern 1 by pressing and holding down
and
buttons on the
control panel simultaneously for 2 seconds. You can also invoke the test pattern 2
by pressing and holding down
and
buttons on the control panel
simultaneously for 2 seconds.
Test Pattern 1:
Test Pattern 2:
FACTORY RESET—Select and press
warning message below appears.
to reset all settings to its factory default, the
Reset items include both computer sources and video source settings.
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Troubleshooting Your Projector
4
If you experience problems with your projector, see the following troubleshooting
tips. If the problem persists, contact Dell™. See Contacting Dell™ on page 53.
Problem
Possible Solution
No image appears on the
screen
• Ensure that the lens cap is removed and the
projector is turned on.
• Ensure that you have chosen the correct
input source on the INPUT SELECT
menu.
• Ensure the external graphics port is
enabled. If you are using a Dell™ Laptop
computer, press
(Fn+F8). For
other computers, see your respective
documentation. If images are not displayed
properly, please upgrade the video driver of
your computer. For Dell computer, see
support.dell.com.
• Ensure that all the cables are securely
connected. See "Connecting Your
Projector" on page 8.
• Ensure that the pins of the connectors are
not bent or broken.
• Ensure that the lamp is securely installed
(see "Changing the Lamp" on page 47).
• Use Test Pattern in the Others menu.
Ensure that the colors of the test pattern
are correct.
Missing Input Source.
Cannot switch to particular
Input Source.
Go to Advanced Enable/Disable Sources,
ensure that particular Input Source is set to
Enable.
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Problem (continued)
Partial, scrolling, or
incorrectly displayed image
Possible Solution (continued)
1 Press the Auto Adjust 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
WXGA (1280 x 800) or XGA (1024 x 768):
a Right-click the unused portion of your
Microsoft® Windows® desktop, click
Properties and then select Settings tab.
b Verify that the setting is 1280 x 800 or
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. If images
are not displayed properly, please upgrade the
video driver of your computer. For a Dell
computer, see support.dell.com.
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 submenu (in PC Mode only).
Image has vertical flickering
bar
Adjust the frequency in the OSD Display submenu (in PC Mode only).
Image color is incorrect
• If the display receives the wrong signal
output from the graphics card, please set
the signal type to RGB in the OSD Display
tab.
• Use Test Pattern in the Others 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
(3.28 ft [1 m] to 39.37 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 the input
signal format. It will maintain the aspect ratio
of the projected image according to input
signal format with an Original setting.
If the image is still stretched, adjust the 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 "Changing the
Lamp" on page 47.
LAMP light is solid amber
If the LAMP light is solid amber, replace the
lamp.
LAMP light is blinking amber
If the LAMP light is blinking amber, Lamp
module connection may be disrupted. Please
check the lamp module and ensure that it is
properly installed.
If the LAMP light and the Power light are
blinking amber, the lamp driver has failed and
the projector will automatically shut down.
If the LAMP and TEMP light are blinking
amber and the Power light is solid blue, the
color wheel has failed and the projector will
automatically shut down.
To clear the protection mode, press and hold
the POWER button for 10 seconds.
TEMP light is solid amber
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™.
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Problem (continued)
Possible Solution (continued)
TEMP light is blinking amber A projector fan has failed and the projector
will automatically shut down. Try to clear the
projector mode by pressing and holding the
POWER button for 10 seconds. Please wait
for about 5 minutes and try to power up again.
If the problem persists, contact Dell™.
The OSD does not appear on
the screen
Try to press the Menu button on the panel for
15 seconds to unlock the OSD. Check the
Menu Lock on page 35.
The remote control is not
operating smoothly or works
only within a limited range
The battery may be low. Check if the laser
beam transmitted from the remote is too dim.
If so, replace with 2 new AAA batteries.
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Guiding Signals
Projector
Status
Control Buttons
Description
Indicator
Power
Menu
Others
TEMP
(Amber)
LAMP
(Amber)
Standby mode
Projector in Standby mode. Ready to
power on.
BLUE
Flashing
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
Warming up
mode
Projector takes some time to warm up
and power on.
BLUE
BLUE
BLUE
OFF
OFF
Lamp on
Projector in Normal mode, ready to
display an image.
Note: The OSD menu is not
accessed.
BLUE
BLUE
OFF
OFF
OFF
Cooling mode
Projector is cooling to shutdown.
BLUE
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
Power Saving
mode
Power Saving mode has been activated.
The projector will automatically enter
standby mode, if an input signal is not
detected in two hours.
AMBER
Flashing
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
Cooling before
Power Saving
mode
The projector takes 60 seconds to cool
down before entering Power Saving
mode.
AMBER
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
Projector
overheated
Air vents might be blocked or ambient
temperature may be above 35ºC. The
projector automatically shuts down.
Ensure that the air vents are not blocked
and that the ambient temperature is
within operational range. If the problem
persists, contact Dell.
OFF
OFF
OFF
AMBER
OFF
The lamp is overheated. The air vents
may be blocked. The projector
automatically shuts down. Turn the
display on again after the projector cools
down. If the problem persists, contact
Dell.
BLUE
OFF
OFF
AMBER
OFF
The lamp driver is overheated. The air
vents may be blocked. The projector
automatically shuts down. Turn the
display on again after the projector cools
down. If the problem persists, contact
Dell.
AMBER
OFF
OFF
AMBER
OFF
Fan breakdown
One of the fans has failed. The projector
automatically shuts down. If the problem
persists, contact Dell.
ÒFF
OFF
OFF
AMBER
Flashing
OFF
Lamp driver
breakdown
The lamp driver has failed. The projector
automatically shuts down. Unplug the
power cord after three minutes then turn
the display on again. If this problem
persists, contact Dell.
AMBER
Flashing
OFF
OFF
OFF
AMBER
Flashing
Color Wheel
breakdown
Color wheel cannot start. The projector
has failed and the projector
automatically shuts down. Unplug the
power cord after three minutes and then
turn on the projector. If this problem
persists, contact Dell.
BLUE
OFF
OFF
AMBER
Flashing
AMBER
Flashing
Lamp
overheated
Lamp driver
overheated
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Lamp failure
Lamp is defective. Replace the lamp.
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
AMBER
Lamp module
connection
failed
Lamp module connection may be
disrupted. Check the lamp module and
ensure that it is properly installed. If the
problem persists, contact Dell.
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
AMBER
Flashing
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Changing the Lamp
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
Safety Instructions as described on page 6.
Replace the lamp when the message "Lamp is approaching the end of its
useful life in the 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™on
page 53.
CAUTION: Use an original lamp to ensure safe and optimal working condition
of your projector.
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.
CAUTION: Do not touch the bulb or the lamp glass at any time. Projector
lamps are very fragile and may shatter if touched. The shattered glass pieces
are sharp and can cause injury.
CAUTION: If the lamp shatters, remove all broken pieces from the projector
and dispose or recycle according to state, local, or federal law. For more
information see www.dell.com/hg.
1 Turn off the projector and disconnect the power cord.
2 Let the projector cool for at least 30 minutes.
3 Loosen the two screws that secure the
lamp cover, and remove the cover.
4 Loosen the two screws that secure the
lamp.
5 Pull the lamp up by its metal handle.
NOTE: Dell™ may require lamps
replaced under warranty to 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 two screws that secure the
lamp.
8 Replace the lamp cover and tighten the
two screws.
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9 Reset the lamp usage time by selecting "Yes" for Lamp Reset in the OSD Lamp
tab (see Lamp menu on page 32). When a new lamp module has been changed,
the projector will automatically detect and reset the lamp hours.
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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Specifications
Light Valve
0.65" WXGA S450 DMD, DarkChip3™
Brightness
2000 ANSI Lumens (Max.)
Contrast Ratio
2100:1 Typical (Full On/Full Off)
Uniformity
85% Typical (Japan Standard - JBMA)
Number of Pixels
1280 x 800 (WXGA)
Displayable Color
1.07 billion colors
Color Wheel Speed
2X
Projection Lens
F-Stop: F/ 2.5~2.67
Focal length, f=21.86~24 mm
1.1X manual Zoom Lens
Throw ratio =1.55~1.7 wide and tele
Projection Screen Size
27.2-361 inches (diagonal)
Projection Distance
3.28~39.37 ft (1 m ~ 12 m)
Video Compatibility
Composite Video / S-Video: NTSC (J, M, 4.43), PAL
(B, D, G, H, I, M, N, Nc, 60), SECAM (B, D, G, K,
K1, L)
Component Video via VGA & HDMI: 1080i/p,
720p, 576i/p, 480i/p
Power Supply
Universal AC 100-240 50-60 Hz with PFC input
Power Consumption
Normal mode: 210W ± 10% @ 110Vac
Eco mode: 166W ± 10% @ 110Vac
Power saving mode: <12W
Standby mode: < 1W
Audio
1 speaker x 1 watt RMS
Noise Level
39 dB(A) Normal mode, 32 dB(A) Eco mode
Weight
2.6 lbs (1.18 kg)
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Dimensions (W x H x D)
8.07 x 2.99 x 6.10 inches (205 x 75.9 x 155 mm)
8.07"(205
mm)
6.
10
"(
15
5m
m
)
2.99"(75.9mm)
Environmental
Operating temperature: 5ºC - 35ºC (41ºF- 95ºF)
Humidity: 80% maximum
Storage temperature: 0ºC to 60ºC (32ºF to 140ºF)
Humidity: 90% maximum
Shipping temperature: -20ºC to 60ºC
(-4ºF to 140ºF)
Humidity: 90% maximum
I/O Connectors
Power: One AC power socket (3-pin - C14 inlet)
VGA input: One 15-pin D-sub connector (Blue), for
analog RGB/Component input signals.
S-Video input: One standard 4-pin min-DIN
S-Video connector for Y/C signal.
Composite video input: One Yellow RCA jack for
CVBS signal.
HDMI input: One HDMI connector for supporting
HDMI 1.3. HDCP compliant.
Analog Audio input: One 3.5 mm stereo mini phone
jack (Blue).
Variable audio output: One 3.5 mm stereo mini
phone jack (Green).
USB port: One USB slave for remote support.
Lamp
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OSRAM 165 W user-replaceable lamp (up to 5000
hours in eco mode)
Specifications
NOTE: The lamp life rating for any projector is a measure of brightness
degradation only, and is not a specification for the time it takes a lamp to fail
and cease light output. Lamp life is defined as the time it takes for more than 50
percent of a lamp sample population to have brightness decrease by
approximately 50 percent of the rated lumens for the specified lamp. The lamp
life rating is not guaranteed in any way. 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, many hours per day and abrupt
powering-off will most likely result in a lamp’s shortened operating life span or
possible lamp failure.
Specifications
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Compatibility Modes (Analog/Digital)
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Resolution
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Hsync Frequency
(KHz)
Pixel Clock (MHz)
640 x 350
70.087
31.469
25.175
640 x 480
59.940
31.469
25.175
640 x 480 p60
59.940
31.469
25.175
720 x 480 p60
59.940
31.469
27.000
720 x 576 p50
50.000
31.250
27.000
720 x 400
70.087
31.469
28.322
640 x 480
75.000
37.500
31.500
848 x 480
60.000
31.020
33.750
640 x 480
85.008
43.269
36.000
800 x 600
60.317
37.879
40.000
800 x 600
75.000
46.875
49.500
800 x 600
85.061
53.674
56.250
1024 x 768
60.004
48.363
65.000
1280 x 720 p50
50.000
37.500
74.250
1280 x 720 p60
60.000
45.000
74.250
1920 x 1080 i50
50.000
28.125
74.250
1920 x 1080 i60
60.000
33.750
74.250
1280 x 720
59.855
44.772
74.500
1024 x 768
75.029
60.023
78.750
1280 x 800
59.810
49.702
83.500
1366 x 768
59.790
47.712
85.500
1360 x 768
60.015
47.712
85.500
1024 x 768
84.997
68.677
94.500
1440 x 900
59.887
55.935
106.500
1152 x 864
75.000
67.500
108.000
1280 x 960
60.000
60.000
108.000
1280 x 1024
60.020
63.981
108.000
1152 x 864
85.000
77.095
119.651
1400 x 1050
59.978
65.317
121.750
1280 x 800
84.880
71.554
122.500
1280 x 1024
75.025
79.976
135.000
1440 x 900
74.984
70.635
136.750
1680 x 1050
59.954
65.290
146.250
1280 x 960
85.002
85.938
148.500
1920 x 1080
60.000
67.500
148.500
1400 x 1050
74.867
82.278
156.000
1280 x 1024
85.024
91.146
157.000
1440 x 900
84.842
80.430
157.000
1600 x 1200
60.000
75.000
162.000
Specifications
Contacting Dell
For customers in the United States, call 800-WWW-DELL (800-9993355).
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 dropdown 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 the brightness. It is calculated by
dividing a square meter image into nine equal rectangles, measuring the lux (or
brightness) reading at the center of each rectangle, and averaging these nine
points.
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.
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 — The color appearance of white light. Low color
temperature implies warmer (more yellow/red) light while high color temperature
implies a colder (more blue) light. The standard unit for color temperature is
Kelvin (K).
Component Video — A method of delivering quality video in a format that
consists of the luminance signal and two separate chrominance signals and are
defined as Y'Pb'Pr' for analog component and Y'Cb'Cr' for digital component.
Component video is available on DVD players.
Composite Video — A video signal that combines the luma (brightness), chroma
(color), burst (color reference), and sync (horizontal and vertical synchronizing
signals) into a signal waveform carried on a single wire pair. There are three kinds
of formats, namely, NTSC, PAL, and SECAM.
Compressed Resolution — If the input images are of higher resolution than the
native resolution of the projector, the resulting image will be scaled to fit the
native resolution of the projector. The nature of compression in a digital device
means that some image content is lost.
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.
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Glossary
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 9 ft high, 12 ft wide,
screen has a diagonal of 15 ft. 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 passing 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.
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 (Hertz).
HDCP — High-Bandwidth Digital-Content Protection — A specification
developed by Intel™ Corporation to protect digital entertainment across digital
interface, such as DVI and HDMI.
HDMI — High-Definition Multimedia Interface — HDMI carries both
uncompressed high definition video along with digital audio and device control
data in a single connector.
Hz (Hertz) — Unit of 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.
Maximum Distance — The distance from a screen the projector can be to cast an
image that is usable (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.
Minimum Distance — The closest position that a projector can focus an image
onto a screen.
NTSC — National Television Standards Committee. North American standard for
video and broadcasting, with a video format of 525 lines at 30 frames per second.
PAL — Phase Alternating Line. A European broadcast standard for video and
broadcasting, with a video format of 625 lines at 25 frames per second.
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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, closely related to PAL but with a different method of sending color
information.
SVGA — Super Video Graphics Array — 800 x 600 pixels count.
SXGA — Super Extended 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 — Extended Video Graphics Array — 1024 x 768 pixels count.
WXGA — Wide Extended Graphics Array — 1280 x 800 pixels count.
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
project 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
Cable 10
HDMI cable 13
Power cord 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
S-video cable 10
To Computer 9
USB to USB cable 9
VGA to VGA cable 9
VGA to YPbPr cable 12
Adjusting the Projected Image 15
Adjusting the Projector Height
15
lower the projector
Elevator button 15
Elevator foot 15
Tilt adjustment wheel 15
Adjusting the Projector Zoom and
Focus 16
Focus ring 16
Zoom tab 16
Audio 8
Audio Input 36
Connection Ports
Composite video connector 8
S-video connector 8
USB remote connector 8
VGA input (D-sub) connector 8
Contact Dell 5, 43, 47
Audio Settings 35
Control Panel 18
C
D
Capture Screen 35
Dell
contacting 53
Changing the Lamp 47
Closed Caption 39
Connecting the Projector
Composite video cable 11
Connecting with a Component
Cable 12
Connecting with a Composite
Cable 11
Connecting with an HDMI
Cable 13
Connecting with an S-video
M
Main Unit 6
Control panel 6
Elevator button 6
Focus ring 6
IR receiver 6
Lens 6
Zoom tab 6
Menu Position 34
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Menu Settings 34
R
Menu Timeout 35
Menu Transparency 35
Remote Control 21
IR receiver 19
Mute 36
Reset 35
Reset, Factory 40
O
On-Screen Display 26
Auto-Adjust 28
Display (in PC Mode) 30
Display (in Video Mode) 31
Input Select 27
Lamp 32
Main Menu 26
Others 34
Picture (in PC Mode) 28
Picture (in Video Mode) 28
Set Up 32
P
Password 37
phone numbers 53
Power Saving 36
Power Settings 36
Powering On/Off the Projector
Powering Off the Projector 14
Powering On the Projector 14
Q
Quick Shutdown 36
S
Screen 35
Screen Settings 35
Security Settings 37
Specifications
Audio 49
Brightness 49
Color Wheel Speed 49
Contrast Ratio 49
Dimensions 50
Displayable Color 49
Environmental 50
I/O Connectors 50
Lamp 50
Light Valve 49
Noise Level 49
Number of Pixels 49
Power Consumption 49
Power Supply 49
Projection Distance 49
Projection Lens 49
Projection Screen Size 49
Uniformity 49
Video Compatibility 49
Weight 49
support
contacting Dell 53
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Index
T
telephone numbers 53
Test Pattern 40
Troubleshooting 41
Contact Dell 41
V
Volume 36
Index
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