Dell™ Mobile Projector M115HD
User’s Guide
Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make
better use of your projector.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or
loss of data if instructions are not followed.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage,
personal injury, or death.
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Model : Dell Mobile Projector M115HD
August 2013 Rev. A00
Contents
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Your Dell Projector .
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About Your Projector
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Connecting Your Projector .
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Connecting to a Computer .
Connecting a DVD Player . .
Connecting to Multimedia. .
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Using Your Projector
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Turning Your Projector On. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning Your Projector Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Projected Image . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Projector Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting Projection Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Remote Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Remote Control Battery (Optional) .
Operating Range with Optional Remote Control .
Using the On-Screen Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multimedia Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Specifications .
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Contacting Dell
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Appendix: Glossary
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Troubleshooting Your Projector .
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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
Universal 24-pin to VGA cable
Carrying case
CD User’s Guide and
Documentation
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About Your Projector Bottom View
Top View
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Control panel
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Focus tab
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Lens
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Tilt adjusting wheel
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Mounting hole for tripod: Insert nut 1/4"*20 UNC
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 shut down.
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 (5 °C to 35 °C).
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.
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.
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9 Do not use alcohol to wipe the lens.
10 Do not use the wireless projector near cardiac pacemakers.
11 Do not use the wireless projector near medical equipment.
12 Do not use the wireless projector near microwave ovens.
NOTE:
•Recommended Projector Kit (P/N: VXJN3). For more information,
see the Dell Support website at dell.com/support.
•For more information, see the Safety Information that shipped with
your projector.
•The M115HD projector can only be used indoors.
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Your Dell Projector
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Connecting Your Projector
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1 Micro SD card slot for
multimedia playback
(Video/Music/Photo/Office
Viewer) and supporting media
and image processor firmware
upgrade
2 USB type A connector for USB
display, multimedia playback
(Video/Music/Photo/Office
Viewer), USB memory storage
access (USB flash drive/internal
memory), and supporting
projector, media, and image
processor firmware upgrade,
and supporting optional wireless
dongle, MobiShow-Pro, and
WiFi-Doc
3 DC input connector
4 Audio output connector
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5 Speaker
6 HDMI connector
7 Universal I/O connector for VGA
input and optional Audio output
8 Security cable slot
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section,
follow the Safety Instructions as described on page 5.
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Connecting to a Computer
Connecting a Computer Using a VGA Cable
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Power cord
AC adapter
Universal 24-pin to VGA cable
NOTE: Only one universal 24-pin to VGA cable is shipped with your
projector. An additional universal 24-pin to VGA cable or 24-pin to
VGA and Audio out cable can be purchased on the Dell website at
www.dell.com.
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Connecting a Computer Using a USB Cable
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3
XELOM
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1
Power cord
2
AC adapter
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USB-A to USB-A cable
NOTE: Plug and Play. The USB (USB A to A) cable is not shipped with
your projector. You can purchase the USB (USB A to A) cable on the
Dell website at www.dell.com.
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Connecting a Computer Using Wireless Dongle (Optional)
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NOTE: Your computer should be equipped with a wireless connector
and properly configured to detect another wireless connection. Refer
to your computer’s documentation on how to configure a wireless
connection.
NOTE: Your projector must be installed with a wireless dongle if you
want to use the wireless display. The wireless dongle is not shipped
with your projector. You can purchase it on the Dell website at
www.dell.com.
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Connecting Your Projector
Connecting to Smartphone or Tablet Using Wireless Dongle
(Optional)
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NOTE: Dell M115HD supports MobiShow and WiFi-Doc functions.
They are applications which transmit supported content from your
Android or iOS devices wirelessly. After installing and launching the
application on your mobile device, enable Wi-Fi on your mobile
device and connect to the projector network, Dell M115HD. For more
Information, please visit the Dell Support site at dell.com/support.
Files supported are:
Mobi Show
WiFi-Doc
Photos
MS Powerpoint
Photos
MS Powerpoint / Word /
Excel / Text / PDF
jpeg / jpg
PtG2 (converted from ppt)*
jpeg / jpg
ppt / pptx / doc / docx / xls /
xlsx / txt / pdf
* Please install the PtG2 Converter into your PC for file conversion of
ppt into PtG2 format. PtG2 Converter can be downloaded from
dell.com/support.
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Connecting a DVD Player
Connecting a DVD Player Using a HDMI Cable
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TOP MENU
MENU
OPEN/CLOSE
HDMI
STANDBY/ON
ENTER
DVD/USB
USB
HOME
MENU
RETURN
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Power cord
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AC adapter
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HDMI cable
NOTE: The HDMI cable is not shipped with your projector. You can
purchase the HDMI cable on the Dell website at www.dell.com.
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Connecting to Multimedia
Connecting Multimedia Using a USB Flash Disk
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2
1
1
Power cord
2
AC adapter
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USB flash disk
NOTE: The USB flash disk is not shipped with your projector.
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Connecting Multimedia Using a Micro SD Card
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2
1
1
Power cord
2
AC adapter
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Micro SD card
NOTE: The micro SD card is not shipped with your projector.
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Using Your Projector
Turning Your Projector On
NOTE: Turn on the projector before you turn on the source
(computer, DVD player, etc.). The Power button light blinks white
until pressed.
1 Connect the power cord with AC adapter and appropriate signal cables to
the projector. For information about connecting the projector, see
"Connecting Your Projector" on page 7.
2 Press the Power button (see "Using the Control Panel" on page 20 to
locate the Power button).
3 Turn on your source (computer, DVD player, etc).
4 Connect your source to the projector using the appropriate cable. See "Connecting Your Projector" on page 7 for instructions to connect your
source to the projector.
5 By default, the input source of the projector is set to VGA. Change the input source of the projector if necessary.
6 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 20 and "Using the Remote
Control" on page 22 to locate the Source button.
Turning Your Projector Off
CAUTION: Unplug the projector after properly shutting down as
explained in the following procedure.
1 Press the Power button. Follow the instruction displayed on screen to
properly turn off the projector.
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.
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.
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NOTE: Before you turn on the projector again, wait for 60 seconds
to allow the internal temperature to stabilize.
4 Disconnect the power cord and AC adapter from the electrical outlet and
the projector.
Adjusting the Projected Image
Raising the Projector Height
1 Raise the projector to the desired display angle, and use the front tilt
adjustment wheel to fine-tune the display angle.
Lowering the Projector Height
1 Lower the projector, and use the front tilt adjustment wheel to fine-tune
the display angle.
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Front tilt adjustment wheel
(Angle of tilt: 0 to 6 degrees)
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1 Adjusting the Projector Focus
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the projector, ensure that the front
adjustment wheel is fully retracted before moving the projector or
placing the projector in its carrying case.
1 Rotate the focus tab until the image is clear. The projector focuses at
distances ranging between 3.18 ft to 8.48 ft (97 cm to 258 cm).
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1
Focus tab
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Adjusting Projection Image Size
80" (203.2 cm)
70" (177.8 cm)
Projector to screen distance
60" (152.4 cm)
50" (127.0 cm)
40" (101.6 cm)
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4.23' (1.29 m)
5.28' (1.61 m)
6.36' (1.94 m)
7.41' (2.26 m)
8.48' (2.58 m)
30" (76.2 cm)
3.18' (0.97 m)
Screen size
Desired Distance (m)
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1.29
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86 x 54
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1.61
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107 x 67
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1.94
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129 x 81
81
2.26
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151 x 94
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2.58
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171 x 108
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Using the Control Panel
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Power
Turns the projector on or off. For more
information, see "Turning Your Projector On"
on page 15 and "Turning Your Projector Off"
on page 15.
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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 degrees).
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Right
Adjust
Press to navigate through the On-Screen
Display (OSD) Menu items.
Press to synchronize the projector to the
input source.
/ Auto
NOTE: Auto Adjust does not operate if
the on-screen display (OSD) is
displayed.
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TEMP LED
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
For more information, see "Troubleshooting
Your Projector" on page 50 and "Guiding
Signals" on page 53.
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Error LED
Error LED is blinking amber, one of the fans
has failed. The projector will automatically
shut down.
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Menu
Press to activate the OSD. Use the directional
keys and the Menu button to navigate
through the OSD.
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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 degrees).
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Left
Press to navigate through the On-Screen
Display (OSD) Menu items.
Press to toggle through VGA, DoUSB, HDMI,
USB, MicroSD, and Internal Memory sources
when multiple sources are connected to the
projector.
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Enter
/ Source
Press to confirm the selection item.
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Using the Remote Control
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LED light
LED indicator.
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Source
Press to switch between VGA, DoUSB, HDMI,
USB, MicroSD, and Internal Memory source.
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Auto adjust
Press to synchronize the projector with the
input source. Auto adjust does not operate if
the OSD (On-Screen Display) is displayed.
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Up
Press to navigate through the On-Screen
Display (OSD) Menu items.
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Left
Press to navigate through the On-Screen
Display (OSD) Menu items.
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Enter
Press to confirm the selection.
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Menu
Press to activate the OSD.
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Down
Press to navigate through the On-Screen
Display (OSD) Menu items.
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Mute
Press to mute or un-mute the projector
speaker.
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Aspect ratio
Press to change aspect ratio of a displayed
image.
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Power
Turns the projector on and off. For more
information, see "Turning Your Projector On"
on page 15 and "Turning Your Projector Off"
on page 15.
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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.
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Play/Pause
Press to play/pause media file.
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Blank screen
Press to hide/unhide the image.
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Stop
Press to stop playing media file.
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Right
Press to navigate through the On-Screen
Display (OSD) Menu items.
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Volume up
Press to increase the volume.
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Keystone
adjustment
Press to adjust image distortion caused by
tilting the projector (+/-40 degrees).
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Volume down
Press to decrease the volume.
20 Keystone
adjustment
Press to adjust image distortion caused by
tilting the projector (+/-40 degrees).
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Installing the Remote Control Battery (Optional)
1 Remove the battery holder by holding down the side release firmly and pulling out the battery holder.
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for the first time, there is a plastic sheet
between the battery and its contact.
Remove the sheet before use.
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Operating Range with Optional Remote Control
Operating range
Angle
Distance
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NOTE: Actual operating range may slightly differ from the diagram.
Weak battery 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.
• Press the Menu button on the control panel or the remote control to enter
the Main Menu.
• To select an option, press the
or
buttons on your projector’s control
panel or remote control.
• Use the
or
buttons on the control panel or remote control to adjust
the settings.
• To exit the OSD, press the Menu button directly on the control panel or the
remote control.
INPUT SOURCE
The Input Source menu allows you to select your projector's input source.
AUTO SOURCE—If you select and
press
to activate, the Auto Source
option will automatically find the
next available input source.
VGA—Press
to detect a VGA
signal.
DOUSB—Allows you to display the
computer/laptop screen to your
projector via the USB cable.
NOTE: If the DoUSB can not display, please see "Troubleshooting" on
page 50.
HDMI—Press
to detect a HDMI signal.
USB—Allows you to playback the photo, music, or video files from your
USB flash disk. See "Multimedia Introduction" on page 39.
MICRO SD—Allows you to playback the photo, music, or video files from
your micro SD card. See "Multimedia Introduction" on page 39.
INTERNAL MEMORY—Allows you to playback the photo, music, or video
files from internal memory of the projector. See "Multimedia Introduction"
on page 39.
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NOTE:
STORAGE MODE—You may also connect USB cable in Internal
Memory source to execute copy, delete, move and more
instructions from your computer to projector internal memory
and SD card.
When you connect the projector and computer via USB cable,
a USB Connected message will pop up and allow you to select
DoUSB or Storage Mode.
AUTO ADJUST
Auto Adjust automatically adjusts the projector's Horizontal, Vertical,
Frequency, and Tracking in PC mode.
VIDEO MODE
The Video Mode menu allows you to optimize the display image. The
options are: Presentation, Bright, Movie, sRGB (provides more accurate
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color representation), and Custom (set your preferred settings) mode.
VOLUME
The Volume menu allows you adjust the volume setting of your projector.
VOLUME—Press
to decrease the volume and
to increase the volume.
ADVANCED SETTINGS
The Advanced Settings menu allows you to change settings for Image,
Display, Projector, Menu, Power, and Information.
IMAGE SETTINGS (IN PC MODE)—Select and press
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to activate image
settings. The image settings menu provides the following options:
BRIGHTNESS—Press
image.
CONTRAST—Press
and
and
to adjust the brightness of the
to adjust the display contrast.
COLOR TEMPERATURE—Allows you to adjust the color
temperature. The screen appears cooler at higher color
temperatures and warmer at lower color temperatures.
WHITE INTENSITY—Press
intensity.
and use
and
to display white
NOTE: If you adjust the settings for Brightness, Contrast, Color
Temperature, and White Intensity the projector automatically
switches to Custom mode.
IMAGE SETTINGS (IN VIDEO MODE)—Select and press
to activate image
settings. The image settings menu provides the following options:
BRIGHTNESS—Press
image.
CONTRAST—Press
and
and
to adjust the brightness of the
to adjust the display contrast.
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COLOR TEMPERATURE—Allows you to adjust the color
temperature. The screen appears cooler at higher color
temperatures and warmer at lower color temperatures.
SATURATION—Allows you to adjust the video source from black
and white to fully saturated color. Press
to increase the
amount of color in the image and
to decrease the amount
of color in the image.
SHARPNESS—Press
to increase the sharpness and
decrease the sharpness.
to
TINT—Press
to increase the amount of green in the image
and
to decrease the amount of green in the image.
WHITE INTENSITY—Press
intensity.
and use
and
to display white
NOTE: If you adjust the settings for Brightness, Contrast, Color
Temperature, and White Intensity the projector automatically
switches to Custom mode.
DISPLAY SETTINGS (IN PC MODE)—Select and press
to activate display
settings. The display settings menu provides the following options:
HORIZONTAL POSITION—Press
to move the image left.
VERTICAL POSITION—Press
move the image down.
to move the image right and
to move the image up and
to
FREQUENCY—Allows you to change the display data clock
frequency to match the frequency of your computer’s graphics
card. If you see a vertical flickering wave, use the 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 the Tracking to correct it. This is a fine adjustment.
ASPECT RATIO—Allows you to select the aspect ratio to adjust
how the image appears. Options are: Origin, 16:10, and 4:3.
• Origin — Select Origin to maintain the aspect ratio of the image
projector according to the input source.
• 16:10 — The input source scales to fit the width of the screen to
project a 16:10 screen image.
• 4:3 — The input source scales to fit the screen and projects a 4:3
image.
ZOOM—Press
and
to zoom and view the image.
ZOOM NAVIGATION—Press
Navigation menu.
Use
screen.
to activate the Zoom
to navigate the projection
DISPLAY SETTINGS (IN VIDEO MODE)—Select and press
to activate dis­
play settings. The display settings menu provides the following options:
ASPECT RATIO—Allows you to select the aspect ratio to adjust
how the image appears. Options are: Origin, 16:10, and 4:3.
• Origin — Select Origin to maintain the aspect ratio of the image
projector according to the input source.
• 16:10 — The input source scales to fit the width of the screen to
project a 16:10 screen image.
• 4:3 — The input source scales to fit the screen and projects a 4:3
image.
ZOOM—Press
and
to zoom and view the image.
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ZOOM NAVIGATION—Press
Navigation menu.
Use
screen.
to activate the Zoom
to navigate the projection
PROJECTOR SETTINGS—Select and press
to activate projector settings.
The projector settings menu provides the following options:
PROJECTOR MODE—Allows you to select the projector mode,
depending upon how the projector is mounted.
• Rear Projection-Desktop — The projector reverses the image so
that you can project from behind a translucent screen.
• Front Projection-Desktop — This is the default option.
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.
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Test Pattern 1:
Test Pattern 2:
FACTORY RESET—Select Confirm and press
to reset all
settings to its factory default. The below warning message
appears:
Reset items include both computer sources and Video source
settings.
MENU SETTINGS—Select and press
to activate the menu settings. The
menu settings consists of the following options:
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MENU POSITION—Allows you to change the position of the
OSD menu on the screen.
MENU TIMEOUT—Allows you to adjust the time for an OSD
timeout. By default, the OSD disappears after 20 seconds of
non-activity.
MENU TRANSPARENCY—Select to change the transparency level
of the OSD background.
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.
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 Enable. 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 Menu Settings, press
the password settings.
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and then select Password to enable
b Enabling the Password function will pop up a change 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 two
more chances. After three invalid attempts, the projector will
automatically turn off.
NOTE: If you forget your password, contact DELL or a
qualified service person.
3 To disable the password function, select the Disable option to
close the function.
4 To delete the password, select the Delete option.
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CHANGE PASSWORD—Key in the original password. Then, enter
the new password and confirm the new password again.
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POWER SETTINGS—Select and press
to activate power settings. The
power settings menu provides the following options:
POWER SAVING—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 seconds countdown
before switching to power saving mode. Press any button
during the countdown period to stop the 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.
If an input signal is not detected during the delay period, the
projector turns off. To turn on the projector, press the Power
button.
LED MODE—Allows you to select between Normal or ECO mode.
Normal mode operates at full power level. ECO mode operates
at a lower power level which may provide longer LED life,
quieter operation, and dimmer luminance output on the screen.
INFORMATION—The information menu displays the current M115HD
projector settings.
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LANGUAGE
Allows you to set the language for the OSD. Press
and
different languages and press
to change the language.
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to select
Multimedia Introduction
Multimedia format supported:
Photo Format
Image Type
(Ext Name)
Jpeg / Jpg
Sub Type
Encode Type Max Pixels
Baseline
YUV420
YUV422
YUV440
YUV444
progressive YUV420
YUV422
YUV440
YUV444
BMP
Max Size
No Limitation
2GB
64x panel
resolution
2GB
64x panel
resolution
Video Format
File Format
Video
Format
MOV, MP4, AVI, H264
MKV, DIVX
MOV, MP4
MPEG4
WMV
WMV3
MAX MAX Bit
Audio Format
Res
Rate (bps)
1080P 20Mbps
AC3, DTS, MP1, MP2,
MP3, PCM, ADPCM
1080P 20Mbps
AMR, PCM, ADPCM
1080P 20Mbps
WMA2, WMA3
Music Format
Music Type (Ext Name)
Sample Rate (KHz) Bit Rate (Kbps)
MP1
8-48
8-320
MP2
8-48
8-320
MP3
8-48
8-320
WMA
22-48
5-320
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How to set-up File Type for Multimedia with USB
NOTE: A USB flash disk must be plugged into the projector if you
want to use the multimedia USB function.
Follow these steps to playback the Photo, Video, or Music files on your
projector:
1 Connect the power cable with AC adapter and turn on the projector
by pressing the power button.
2 Plug in a USB flash disk to your projector.
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3 Access the Input Source menu, select the USB option, and press the
button.
The USB Screen shown below appears:
4 Select the multimedia files: Photo, Video, Music, or Office Viewer, and
then press the
to start playing. Or select the Setup option to
change multimedia settings. See "Multimedia Setup" on page 47.
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How to set-up File Type for Multimedia with Micro SD Card
NOTE: A micro SD card must be plugged into the projector if you
want to use the multimedia micro SD function.
Follow these steps to playback the Photo, Video, or Music files on your
projector:
1 Connect the power cable with AC adapter and turn on the projector
by pressing the power button.
2 Plug in a Micro SD card to your projector. The image input source will
be automatically switched to micro SD screen when you plug in a
micro SD card.
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3 Access the Input Source menu, select the Micro SD option and press
the
button.
The Micro SD Screen shown below appears:
4 Select the multimedia files: Photo, Video, Music, or Office Viewer, and
then press the
to start playing. Or select the Setup option to
change multimedia settings. See "Multimedia Setup" on page 47.
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How to set-up File Type for Multimedia with Internal Memory
Follow these steps to playback the Photo, Video, or Music files on your
projector:
1 Connect the power cable with AC adapter and turn on the projector
by pressing the power button.
2 Access the Input Source menu, select the Internal Memory option
and press the
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button.
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The Internal Memory Screen shown below appears:
3 Select the multimedia files: Photo, Video, Music, or Office Viewer, and
to start playing. Or select the Setup option to
then press the
change multimedia settings. See "Multimedia Setup" on page 47.
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Office Viewer for the USB, SD, and Internal Memory
The Office Viewer feature allows you to use MS Excel, MS Word, MS
PowerPoint, and PDF files.
Buttons Introduction
Use the up, down, left, and right buttons for navigation and
your projector's control panel or remote control to select.
button on
Button
Up
Down
Left
Right
Enter
Menu
No sub-menu
Up
Down
Left
Right
Fit Page /
Fit Width
Operating
Menu
Pop up submenu
Page Up
Page
Down
Zoom In Zoom Out Rotate
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Quit
Office
Viewer
Multimedia SETUP for USB, Micro SD, and Internal Memory
The multimedia setup menu allows you to change settings for Photo, Video,
and Music.
NOTE: Multimedia setup menu and settings are the same for the
USB, Micro SD, and Internal Memory.
PHOTO SETUP
Select and press
to activate photo setup menu. The photo setup menu
provides the following options:
DISPLAY MODE—Press
or
to select the display mode of the photo on
the screen. Options are: File List, Thumbnail, and Slideshow.
DISPLAY RATIO—Press
or
to select the display ratio of the photo as
Auto (original ratio) or Full (full screen).
SLIDESHOW DURATION—Press
or
to select the slideshow duration.
The image will automatically switch to the next photo after the time out.
Options are: 5 sec, 15 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 5 min, and 15 min.
SLIDESHOW REPEAT—Select On to repeat slideshow always. Or select "Off"
to stop slideshow when it goes to the last page.
SLIDESHOW EFFECT—Press
or
to select what slideshow effect you
want. Options are: Random, Rect, Off, Snake, Partition, Erase, Blinds, Lines,
GridCross, Cross, and Spiral.
NOTE: Slideshow Duration, Slideshow Repeat, and Slideshow Effect
function only supports Slideshow mode.
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VIDEO SETUP
Select and press
to activate video setup menu. The video setup menu
provides the following options:
DISPLAY RATIO—Press
or
to select the display ratio of the Video.
AUTO—Keep original aspect ratio.
ORIGINAL SIZE—Display video in original size of the content.
PLAY MODE—Press
or
to select the video play mode. Options are:
Once, Repeat Once, Repeat, and Random.
AUTO PLAY—Select On to play the video automatically while entering the
video list.
MUSIC SETUP
Select and press
to activate music setup menu. The music setup menu
provides the following options:
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PLAY MODE—Press
or
to select the music play mode. Options are:
Once, Repeat Once, Repeat, and Random.
SHOW SPECTRUM—Select On to show the spectrum plot while music is
playing.
AUTO PLAY—Select On to play the music automatically while entering the
music list.
FIRMWARE UPDATE
Select and press
to activate firmware update menu. The firmware update
menu provides the following options:
MEDIA—Select "Yes" to enter firmware update screen, and then select
Confirm option to update your media firmware by micro SD card and USB
flash drive.
IMAGE PROCESSOR—Select "Yes" to enter firmware update screen, and then
select Confirm option to update your Video decoder firmware by micro SD
card and USB flash drive.
NOTE: Media and Image Processor firmware upgrade supports
micro SD interface and USB flash drive. Please ensure the Media and
Image Processor firmware (*.bin and *.inf files) are in the root
directory of Micro SD card (or USB flash drive).
NOTE: You can download the "media and image processor" firmware
files from the Dell Support site at dell.com/support.
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4
Troubleshooting Your Projector
If you experience problems with your projector, see the following
troubleshooting tips. If the problem persists, contact Dell (see Contacting
Dell on page 58).
Problem
Possible Solution
No image appears on the
screen
• Ensure that the projector is turned on.
• Ensure that you have chosen the correct
input source on the INPUT SOURCE
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
computers, see dell.com/support.
• Ensure that all the cables are securely
connected. See "Connecting Your
Projector" on page 7.
• Ensure that the pins of the connectors are
not bent or broken.
• Use Test Pattern in the Projector
Settings of the Advanced Settings menu.
Ensure that the colors of the test pattern
are correct.
F8
CRT/LCD
Fn
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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):
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
pixels for the external monitor port.
c Press
(Fn+F8).
If you experience difficulty in changing resolutions, or if 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 dell.com/support.
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
Settings of the Advanced Settings menu (in
PC Mode only).
Image has vertical
flickering bar
Adjust the frequency in the OSD Display
Settings of the Advanced Settings menu (in
PC Mode only).
Image color is incorrect
Use Test Pattern in the Projector Settings
of the Advanced Settings 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
(3.18 ft [97 cm] to 8.48 ft [258 cm]).
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Problem (continued)
Possible Solution (continued)
Image is reversed
Select Projector Settings of the Advanced
Settings from the OSD and adjust the
projector mode.
Error LED is blinking amber
A projector fan has failed and the projector
will automatically shut down.
TEMP LED 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.
TEMP LED is blinking
amber
If the projector fan fails, the projector will
automatically shut down. 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
Press the Menu button on the panel for 15
seconds to unlock the OSD. Check the
Menu Lock on page 34.
The remote control is not
operating smoothly or
works only within a limited
range
The battery may be low. Check if the LED
indication from the remote is too dim. If so,
replace with a new CR2032 battery.
DoUSB not displaying
Display over USB Should run automatically.
To manually run USB display, go to My
Computer and run "USB_Display.exe".
NOTE: You may require administrator
level access to install the driver.
Contact your network administrator
for support.
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Guiding Signals
Control Buttons
Projector
Status
Description
Indicator
Power
(White/Amber)
TEMP
(Amber)
(Amber)
Standby
mode
Projector in Standby mode. Ready to
power on.
White Flashing
OFF
OFF
LED on
Projector in Normal mode, ready to
display an image.
White
OFF
OFF
Cooling
mode
Projector is cooling to shutdown.
White
OFF
OFF
Projector
overheated
Air vents might be blocked or
ambient temperature may be above
35 °C. 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
AMBER
OFF
Fan
breakdown
One of the fans has failed. The
projector automatically shuts down.
If the problem persists, contact Dell.
OFF
AMBER
Flashing
OFF
LED failure
LED defective.
OFF
OFF
AMBER
R-LED driver
over-heated
Air vents might be blocked or the R­
LED driver has overheated. The
projector will automatically shut
down. Turn the display on again after
the projector cools down. If the
problem persists, contact Dell.
AMBER
AMBER
OFF
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Specifications
Light Valve
0.45" WXGA S450 DMD, DarkChip3™
Brightness
450 ANSI Lumens (Max.)
Contrast Ratio
10000:1 Typical (Full On/Full Off)
Uniformity
80% Typical (Japan Standard - JBMA)
Number of Pixels
1280 x 800 (WXGA)
Aspect Ratio
16:10
Internal Flash
1 GB Memory (Max.)
Displayable Color
1.07 billion colors
Projection Lens
F-Stop: F/2.0
f=14.95 mm
Fixed Lens
Throw ratio =1.5 wide and tele
Offset ratio: 100%
Projection Screen Size
30~80 inches (diagonal)
Projection Distance
3.18~8.48 ft (97~258 cm)
Video Compatibility
HDMI input: 1080p, 720p, 576i/p, 480i/p
Power Supply
Universal AC 100-240 V 50-60 Hz with 65 W
power adapter
Power Consumption
Normal mode: 52 W ± 10% @ 110 Vac
Eco mode: 42 W ± 10% @ 110 Vac
Power saving mode: < 0.5 W (Fan speed at
minimum)
Standby mode: < 0.5 W
Audio
1 speaker x 1 watt RMS
Noise Level
Normal mode: 36 dB(A) Typical
Eco mode: 32 dB(A) Typical
Weight
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0.8 lbs ± 0.05 lbs (0.36 kg ± 0.02 kg)
Specifications
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.14 x 1.43 x 4.09 inches (105.3 x 36.5 x 104 mm)
4.14
"(10
5.3 m
m)
4.
09
"(
10
4
m
m
)
1.44"(36.5 mm)
Environmental Operating temperature: 5 °C - 35 °C (41 °F- 95 °F)
Humidity: 80% maximum
Storage temperature: 0 °C to 60 °C
(32 °F to 140 °F)
Humidity: 90% maximum
Shipping temperature: -20 °C to 60 °C
(-4 °F to 140 °F)
Humidity: 90% maximum
I/O Connectors Power: One DC power jack
VGA input: One 24-pin universal connector
(Black) for analog RGB input signal and
supporting Audio output.
HDMI input: One HDMI connector for
supporting HDMI 1.3. HDCP compliant.
Audio output: One 3.5 mm stereo mini phone
jack.
USB (type A) port: One USB connector for
supporting USB display, multimedia playback
(Video/Music/Photo/Office Viewer), USB
memory storage access (USB flash drive/internal
memory), and supporting projector, media, and
image processor firmware upgrade, and
supporting optional wireless dongle, MobiShowPro, and WiFi-Doc.
The USB thumb drive can support up to 32 GB.
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Micro SD card slot: One micro SD connector for
supporting multimedia playback
(Video/Music/Photo/Office Viewer) and
supporting media and image processor firmware
upgrade
The micro SD card can support up to 32 GB.
Wireless Dongle
(Optional)
Wireless Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wireless: One USB (type A) connector for
supporting wireless dongle (USB interface,
optional) and mobishow.
OS environment: Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000,
MAC OS X
Supports MobiShow and WiFi-Doc projection.
Light Source
Mercury-free LED (up to 30000 hours in Normal
mode)
NOTE: The LED life rating for any projector is a measure of
brightness degradation only, and is not a specification for the time it
takes a LED to fail and cease light output. LED life is defined as the
time it takes for more than 50 percent of a LED sample population
to have brightness decrease by approximately 50 percent of the
rated lumens for the specified LED. The LED life rating is not
guaranteed in any way. The actual operating life span of a projector
LED 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 LED’s shortened
operating life span or possible LED failure.
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Specifications
Compatibility Modes (Digital)
Resolution
Refresh Rate
(Hz)
Hsync Frequency
(KHz)
Pixel Clock (MHz)
640 x 350
640 x 480
720 x 480 p60
720 x 576 p50
720 x 400
640 x 480
640 x 480
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 720 p50
1280 x 720 p60
1920 x 1080 i50
1920 x 1080 i60
1280 x 720
1024 x 768
1280 x 800
1366 x 768
1360 x 768
1024 x 768
1440 x 900
1280 x 1024
1400 x 1050
1280 x 800
1280 x 1024
1440 x 900
1680 x 1050
1280 x 960
1920 x 1080
70.087
59.940
59.940
50.000
70.087
75.000
85.008
60.317
75.000
85.061
60.004
50.000
60.000
50.000
60.000
59.855
75.029
59.810
59.790
60.015
84.997
59.887
60.020
59.978
84.880
75.025
74.984
59.954
85.002
60.000
31.469
31.469
31.469
31.250
31.469
37.500
43.269
37.879
46.875
53.674
48.363
37.500
45.000
28.125
33.750
44.772
60.023
49.702
47.712
47.712
68.677
55.935
63.981
65.317
71.554
79.976
70.635
65.290
85.938
67.500
25.175
25.175
27.000
27.000
28.322
31.500
36.000
40.000
49.500
56.250
65.000
74.250
74.250
74.250
74.250
74.500
78.750
83.500
85.500
85.500
94.500
106.500
108.000
121.750
122.500
135.000
136.750
146.250
148.500
148.500
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 go to www.dell.com/contactDell.
2 Select your region on the interactive map. 3 Select a Segment for Contact.
4 Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.
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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 emitted 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).
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.
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
Glossary
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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, 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.
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.
SVGA — Super Video Graphics Array — 800 x 600 pixels count.
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Glossary
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 the 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
D
Adjusting the Projected Image 16
Adjusting the Projector Height 16
lower the projector
Front tilt adjustment
wheel 16
Dell
contacting 58, 59
Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus 17
Focus ring 17
C
Connecting the Projector
AC adaptor 8, 9, 12, 13, 14
Connecting with an HDMI Cable 12
HDMI cable 12
Power cord 8, 9, 12, 13, 14
To Computer 8
Universal 24-pin to VGA cable 8
USB-A to USB-A cable 9
Connection Ports
Audio output connector 7
DC input connector 7
HDMI connector 7
Security cable slot 7
Contact Dell 4, 52
Control Panel 20
M
Main Unit 5
Control panel 5
Elevator button for height adjustments 5
Focus ring 5
Lens 5
Menu Position 34
Menu Settings 33
Menu Timeout 34
Menu Transparency 34
O
On-Screen Display 26
Input Source 26
P
Password 34
phone numbers 58
Power Saving 37
Power Settings 37
Powering On/Off the Projector
Index
63
Powering Off the Projector 15
Powering On the Projector 15
T
telephone numbers 58
Test Pattern 32
R
Remote Control 22
Reset, Factory 33
S
Specifications
Aspect Ratio 54
Audio 54
Brightness 54
Contrast Ratio 54
Dimensions 55
Displayable Color 54
Environmental 55
I/O Connectors 55
Internal Flash 54
Light Valve 54
Noise Level 54
Number of Pixels 54
Power Consumption 54
Power Supply 54
Projection Distance 54
Projection Lens 54
Projection Screen Size 54
Uniformity 54
Video Compatibility 54
Weight 54
support
contacting Dell 58, 59
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Index
Troubleshooting 50
Contact Dell 50