Epson PowerLite 9100NL User`s guide

EPSON PowerLite 8200i/9100i
Multimedia Projector
®
®
User’s Guide
Important Safety Information
WARNING: Never look into the projector lens when the lamp is turned on; the bright light can damage your eyes.
Never let children look into the lens when it is on. Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and
filter covers. Dangerous electrical voltages inside the projector can severely injure you. Except as specifically
explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
WARNING: The projector and its accessories come packaged in plastic bags. Keep plastic bags away from small
children to avoid any risk of suffocation.
Caution: When you replace the lamp, never touch the new lamp with your bare hands; the invisible residue left by
the oil on your hands may shorten the lamp life. Use a cloth or glove to handle the new lamp.
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Contents
Welcome
1Setting Up
the Projector
Supported Computers and Video Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting More Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty and Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controlling Your Projector from a Computer . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading This Manual Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Unpacking the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Additional Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Installing Batteries in the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Positioning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Choosing Your Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Connecting to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting to a PC Desktop Computer . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting to a PC Laptop Computer . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Connecting to a Desktop Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Connecting to a Macintosh laptop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Making Other Computer Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Connecting to Other Video Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Connecting RCA Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Connecting S-Video or Component Video . . . . . . . . . 37
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2Using the
Projector
3Fine-tuning
the Projector
iv
Turning On Your Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Turning On the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
What To Do If You See a Blank Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Sleep Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Focusing and Zooming Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Resizing the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Adjusting the Height of the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Adjusting the Image Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Adjusting the Tracking and Synchronization . . . . . . . . 47
Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Using the Remote Control as a Wireless Mouse . . . . . . 49
Zooming Your Image with the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Controlling the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Selecting Your Video Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Adjusting Sound Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Stopping Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Turning Off the Picture and Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Displaying Picture-in-Picture Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Drawing on the Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Using the Cursor/Stamp Arrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Drawing Boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Spotlighting Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Drawing Horizontal and Vertical Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
What To Do When the Lights Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Using the On-Screen Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Shutting Down the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Using the Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Changing Menu Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Video Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Saving and Recalling Computer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Adjusting the Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Customizing the Drawing Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
4Maintaining
and
Transporting
the Projector
5Solving
Problems
6Technical
Specifications
Customizing Projector Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advanced Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Screen Logo or Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capturing and Saving the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assigning the Image to the No-Signal Message and/or
A/V Mute Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Projector Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring the Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cleaning the Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Projector Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting the Lamp Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Problems with the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems with the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems with the Image or Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telephone Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Projection Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Mouse Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Remote IR Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Compatible Video Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Interface Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Computer Video Port Pin Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Image Size and Projection Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
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7Notices
Index
vi
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Remote Control Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
FCC Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
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Welcome
Your EPSON
® PowerLite®
projector is an ultra-bright, portable
projector that lets you project brilliant, full-color images and video
onto a large screen. Projected with up to 3500 ANSI lumens
(PowerLite 8200i) or 2400 lumens (PowerLite 9100i), your
presentations will be bright enough to be clearly seen with the room
lights on.
Images are displayed in full color (16,770,000 colors) at a resolution
of 1024 × 768 pixels (PowerLite 8200i) or 1280 × 1024 pixels
(PowerLite 9100i). The projector supports a wide variety of video
inputs, with resolutions up to 1600 × 1200. Built-in features include
smooth motion technology, to produce the highest quality images,
and digital noise reduction to reduce “color noise” and improve
contrast.
You can connect the projector simultaneously to four image sources:
one or two computers or workstation sources, plus two or three video
sources, such as a VCR, DVD player, camcorder, digital camera, or
laser disc player. You can also connect audio for up to three image
sources.
The projector’s two speakers employ a built-in
system for rich, powerful audio output.
3D sound
Your projector features a patented SizeWise™ chip for support of
VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, and UXGA output. No matter what type
of computer output is used, the result is a full-size video image of
outstanding clarity.
Welcome 1
You can operate the projector from your computer or you can control
it with a hand-held remote control unit. The buttons on the remote
control allow you to turn the projector on and off, zoom in on your
image, adjust the volume, mute the sound and image, switch from one
computer or video source to another, and access the projector’s
built-in menus. If you connect the main cable and mouse cable, you
can use the remote control as a wireless mouse; then you can continue
your presentation as you move around the room.
Supported Computers and Video Sources
The projector supports a wide range of computers and workstations:
IBM® compatible PCs and laptops, Apple® Macintosh,® Power
Macintosh™ series (including G3 and G4 systems), PowerBook®
computers, iMac™ and iBook™ series, and workstations such as the
Sun® SPARCstation.™ The video source can be HDTV, NTSC, PAL,
or SECAM. The projector automatically senses the video format,
which can be composite video, S-Video, or component video. See
page 95 for details on supported computers and video formats.
Getting More Information
Need tips on giving presentations? Quick steps for setting up your
projector? Here’s where you can look for help:
■
Online menu help
Extensive online help is available for operating the projector and
using the projector’s menus. You can display the help menu at any
time by pressing the Help button on either the control panel or
the remote control.
■
www.presentersonline.com
Includes a library of articles covering presentation tips, tricks, and
technology. Provides templates, clip art and sound clips, as well as
Presenters Services to use on the road. Even more resources and
services are available if you register to join the Presenters Club®—
and it’s free.
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Welcome
■
support.epson.com
Download FAQs and e-mail your questions to EPSON support.
■
Owner’s Kit Envelope
Contains your Quick Setup sheet, warranty brochure, CD-ROMs,
and EPSON PrivateLine® Support card. Store this User’s Guide in
the envelope and keep the envelope with your projector at all
times.
■
Quick Setup sheet
Gives you all the instructions you need to get your projector set
up and connected to a laptop or PowerBook computer.
■
CD-ROMs
note
The PowerLite 8200i/9100i CD-ROM lets you register
electronically and includes the electronic version of this
User’s Guide plus a link to Presenters Online. On the Projector
Software CD, you’ll find the EMP Link V program and its
User’s Guide.
You do not need to install
any software to use the
projector.
If you still need help after checking this User’s Guide and the sources
listed above, you can use the EPSON PrivateLine Support service to
get help fast. Call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on the card in
your Owner’s Kit.
Warranty and Registration
Your projector comes with a basic carry-in warranty as well as an
international warranty that let you project with confidence anywhere
in the world. For details, see the Limited Warranty on page 108 and
the International Warranty brochure included in your Owner’s Kit.
In addition, for customers who register their projectors, EPSON offers
free Extra CareSM Road Service. In the unlikely event of an equipment
failure, you won’t have to wait for your unit to be repaired. Instead,
EPSON will ship you a replacement unit anywhere in the United
States or Canada, usually via overnight delivery. See the brochure in
your Owner’s Kit for details.
Welcome 3
To register, simply insert the PowerLite 8200i/9100i CD-ROM that
came in your Owner’s Kit and select Register Online. Registering also
lets you receive special updates on new accessories, products, and
services. You can register through the Internet, by e-mail or
800-number modem connection, or by printing out the form to fax or
mail.
Controlling Your Projector from a
Computer
note
The EMP Link V program is
optional; you do not need to
install it to use the projector.
If you want to be able to control the projector’s settings from
your computer, you can install the EMP Link V program on the
Projector Software CD-ROM. In addition to making the projector’s
features accessible from your computer, this program lets you enhance
your presentations with special effects.
If you want to install EMP Link V, insert the Projector Software CD
in your CD-ROM drive and follow the instructions on the screen.
The installation program also installs the EMP Link V User’s Guide on
your hard disk. You can access this manual in the EMP Link V folder
for complete instructions on using the program.
Optional Accessories
To enhance your use of the projector, EPSON provides the following
optional accessories:
Product
Product number
Customized carrying cases for the projector and its cables:
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Welcome
Hard shell carrying case
ATA shipping case
ELPKS22
ELPKS21
Replacement lamp and air filter
ELPLP11
Short throw zoom lens
ELPLW01
Long throw zoom lens
ELPLL02
Extra long throw zoom lens
ELPLL03
Product
Product number
Fixed short throw lens
ELPLR01
Ceiling mount
ELPMB31
False ceiling plate
ELPMBFCP
Suspension adapter for ceiling mount
ELPMBAST
Kensington security lock
ELPSL01
Portable projection screens:
50-inch
60-inch
80-inch
ELPSC06
ELPSC07
ELPSC08
Remote IR receiver
ELPST02
Hard-wired remote control receiver
ELPST04
Presentation audio system
ELPPAS1
Wireless microphone system
ELCVSII
High resolution document imager
ELPDC02
Motion presentation camera
ELPDC03
Digital video cables:
DVI to DVI, 10 feet (3 meters)
DVI to DFP, 10 feet (3 meters)
ELPKC20
ELPKC21
Communication kit cable set and computer cable to connect projector
to a second computer. There is also a Mac® adapter set so you can
connect to a second Macintosh. You may also need the VGA-13W3
video cable (ELPKC06) if you’re connecting the projector to a high-end
workstation.
ELP communication cable set
ELPKC04
You can purchase these accessories from your dealer or by
calling EPSON at (800) 873-7766; or visit the EPSON StoreSM
at www.epson.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
Welcome 5
About This Guide
This guide describes how to set up and use your EPSON PowerLite
projector. The information applies to both the 8200i and the 9100i
models. (Any differences are noted.)
Chapter 1, “Setting Up the Projector,” provides instructions on how
to set up the projector and connect it to your computer, video source,
or other optional equipment.
Chapter 2, “Using the Projector,” explains how to turn the projector
on and off, adjust the image size and quality, use the remote control
unit, control the audio and video, annotate your presentation with
effects, monitor the projector’s operating status, and use the on-screen
help.
Chapter 3, “Fine-tuning the Projector,” describes how to use the
projector’s built-in menus to adjust the image settings, color, and
sound; customize the drawing tools; create your own user logo or
image; and view information about the projector.
Chapter 4, “Maintaining and Transporting the Projector,” covers
basic procedures for maintaining your projector in good working
order and gives guidelines for transporting it.
Chapter 5, “Solving Problems,” describes how to interpret your
projector’s warning lights and gives helpful information for solving
problems.
Chapter 6, “Technical Specifications,” lists the technical specifications
for the projector.
Chapter 7, “Notices,” contains important safety instructions,
technical information about the remote control, and the FCC
compliance statement.
An Index is provided at the end of the manual.
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Welcome
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
Please follow these guidelines as you read this manual:
■
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
■
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
■
Notes contain important information about your projector.
warning
caution
note
Reading This Manual Online
The PowerLite 8200i/9100i CD-ROM that came in your Owner’s Kit
includes an electronic copy of this manual. You may find it
convenient to copy it onto your laptop’s hard drive so it’s always with
you—for example, when taking your presentation on the road.
To read your electronic manual, you use Adobe® Acrobat® Reader.
Just insert the PowerLite 8200i/9100i CD in your CD-ROM drive,
select the Install/View User’s Guide button and click Install User’s
Guide or View User’s Guide.
note
If you do not have Acrobat
Reader, you can install it
from the CD-ROM.
When you open the manual, you’ll see this toolbar:
show navigation
pane
first page
previous page
last page
next page
You have several ways to navigate through text:
■
Click in the table of contents on the left side of the screen to move
quickly to the topic of your choice.
■
Use the arrow buttons in the toolbar or the vertical scroll bar on
the right side of the document to move through a manual. (The
box to the left of the scroll bar displays the current page number.)
■
If you hold your mouse pointer over text and the hand changes to
a pointing finger, you can click to jump to a related topic.
For more information, see your Acrobat Reader online guide.
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Welcome
1
Setting Up the Projector
T
his chapter tells you how to unpack your projector and set it up for
a presentation. The projector must be connected to a computer or a
video source such as a VCR, DVD player, camcorder, digital camera,
or laser disc player before it can project any images. You may also want
to set up the projector for one or more of the following:
■
Use the remote control as a wireless mouse. This lets you move
around the room and interact with your audience, without
worrying about where you’ll stand.
■
Provide audio for one or more of your image sources. The audio
source can be the computer, video source, or another device such
as a stereo.
Unpacking the Projector
Make sure you have all the parts shown on the next page. (You won’t
need all these components; your configuration will determine which
ones you need.)
Save all packaging in case you need to ship the projector. Always use
the original packaging (or the equivalent) when you need to send the
projector to another location.
If you’re moving the projector by hand, use a carrying case (either a
case available from EPSON or something similar, such as a laptop
case). See page 82 for transportation instructions.
Setting Up the Projector 9
:
Owner’s Kit
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
5
1
2
Enter
Esc
projector
batteries
remote control
Projector software
CD-ROM
power cord
computer video cable
main cable
3.5-mm audio cable
RCA audio cable
(red/white)
RCA video cable
(yellow)
PS/2® mouse cable
PC serial mouse cable
PC serial cable
USB cable
Mac mouse cable
Mac serial cable
Macintosh adapter set
desktop adapter
D-sub 15-pin to BNC cable
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Setting Up the Projector
monitor adapter
Additional Components
Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you may need
additional components:
■
To receive an S-Video signal, you need an S-Video cable. (One is
usually provided with your video device.)
■
To receive a component video signal from a VCR or other video
device, you need a BNC cable (usually provided with the device).
■
To take advantage of the projector’s Digital Visual Interface
(DVI), you need a DVI cable and your computer must be capable
of producing video signals in DVI format. (See page 34.) You can
purchase this cable from EPSON, as described on page 4.
■
To connect the projector to a Macintosh PowerBook, you may
need a video-out cable (provided by Apple). If your PowerBook
requires a video-out cable and you do not have one, see your
Macintosh dealer.
Setting Up the Projector 11
caution
When replacing batteries,
take the following
precautions:
Don’t mix old and new
batteries.
Replace batteries as soon as
they run out. If the batteries
leak, wipe away battery fluid
with a soft cloth. If fluid gets
on your hands, wash them
immediately.
Remove batteries if you won’t
be using the projector for a
long period of time.
Installing Batteries in the Remote
Control
The remote control operates the projector and lets you access its
Effects features. You can also run your presentation with the remote
and use it as a wireless mouse.
Follow these steps to install the batteries:
1. Press the tab to release the
battery compartment cover.
tab
2. Remove the cover and insert
the two AA batteries included
with the projector as shown.
3. Replace the battery
compartment cover.
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Setting Up the Projector
Positioning the Projector
Before connecting the projector, you need to decide where to place it.
The location you choose depends on the size of the audience (and
room) and your presentation style.
■
Place the projector on a sturdy, level surface, between
3 and 48 feet from the screen.
caution
■
Make sure there is plenty of space for ventilation around and
under the projector.
■
Make sure the projector is within 6 feet of a grounded electrical
outlet or extension cord, and within 5 feet of your computer
and/or video source.
■
Face the projector squarely toward the screen. Otherwise, your
image will be distorted.
Most presenters find it convenient to place the projector in the front
of the audience, leaving as much space as possible between the screen
and the projector. Then you can remain in front of the audience and
close to the equipment.
Use the figure below as a guideline to help you determine how far
from the screen to place the projector. The distances are based on
using the standard lens. Your image size may not exactly match the
sizes shown; its actual size depends on how you position the zoom ring
and whether you have adjusted the image size with other settings (such
as the keystone correction or Resize button).
43 ft
8 ft
4 ft
Don’t hold or lift the
projector by the lens, or
you may damage it.
note
It’s easier to position the
projector when the screen is
directly in front of the room.
If the screen is placed
diagonally in a corner, it’s
much more difficult to aim
the projector squarely at the
screen and get a non-distorted
image.
distance from screen
Setting Up the Projector 13
When projecting from a table, the ideal arrangement is to set the
projector flat on its surface. This way, you can use the lens shift knob
(instead of raising the projector’s feet) to position the image on-screen.
This delivers the best-looking picture.
You won’t need to tilt the projector upward as long as you position it
so that its lens is at least as high as the bottom of the screen, but no
higher than the middle of the screen, as shown:
no higher than
middle of screen
ideal
range
no lower than
bottom of screen
note
After positioning the
projector, you may wish to
connect a Kensington security
lock to the hole on the
projector’s left side. This can
be purchased from your
computer or electronics dealer
or from EPSON.
(See page 4.)
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(If you have to raise the front of the projector, you can use the
projector’s keystone correction to eliminate distortion caused by
tilting the projector upward. But you’ll still get a better picture if you
can leave the projector flat on the table, without extending its feet.)
If you’ll be projecting from overhead, you can get the best-looking
picture by mounting the projector parallel to the ceiling, with its lens
at least as high as the middle of the screen, but no higher than the top
of the screen. Then use the height adjustment knob to position the
image on-screen. You’ll also need to select ceiling projection in the
projector’s Advanced menu. See page 71.
Choosing Your Connections
The connections you’ll need to make depend on the equipment you’re
using, whether your presentation includes sound, and whether you
plan to use the remote to run your presentation.
■
Connecting to a computer
For many presentations, the only connection you’ll need is
between your computer and the projector. See “Connecting to a
Computer” on page 16.
■
Connecting to other video sources
You can connect a VCR, camcorder, laser disc player, DVD
player, HDTV, digital camera, or any other video source to your
projector. You can connect the video source and a computer at
the same time, and easily switch between sources. See
“Connecting to Other Video Sources” on page 35.
■
Using the remote control
To use the remote control as a wireless mouse, you’ll need to
connect the mouse cable. When you use the remote, you can
locate the projector (and computer) far enough from the screen to
get a large image, without worrying about where you stand. This
lets you move around the room and interact with your audience,
while still controlling your presentation.
■
Including sound in your presentation
If your presentation includes sound, you can connect an audio
cable to use the projector’s built-in stereo speakers. This is
especially useful when the source of your presentation is a laptop.
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Connecting to a Computer
Follow the instructions below for the type of computer you need to
connect:
■
PC desktop computer on page 17
■
PC laptop on page 20
■
Macintosh desktop computer on page 24
■
Macintosh laptop on page 29
The instructions in these sections explain how to connect your
computer to the Computer 1 port using the computer video cable.
If you want to connect your computer using the BNC cable, or you
want to connect a high-end workstation or a computer that outputs
video in Digital Visual Interface (DVI) format, see “Making Other
Computer Connections” on page 33.
After connecting your equipment, follow the instructions in
Chapter 2 to turn on the projector and other components.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting to a PC Desktop Computer
To connect the projector to your PC desktop computer, you need to:
■
Connect the computer video cable and computer monitor cable
■
Connect the mouse and/or serial cable (if you want to use the
remote control as a mouse or use the EMP Link V software)
■
Connect the audio cable (if you’ll be projecting with audio)
note
Computer configurations
vary. See your computer
manual for the location of the
ports needed to connect your
projector.
Follow the steps in each section for the cables you need to connect.
Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on.
Connecting the Video and Monitor Cables
This illustration shows the connections you’ll be making. For details,
follow the steps below.
Computer 1
(VGA) port
computer
video cable
Monitor Out
port
monitor cable
1. Disconnect the monitor cable from the video port on the back of
your computer.
2. If you’ll be viewing the presentation on your computer monitor as
well as the projector screen, connect the monitor cable to the
projector’s Monitor Out port, as shown. (This is useful when you
need to see the presentation but the projection screen is behind
you.)
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3. Connect one end of the computer video cable to the projector’s
Computer 1 (VGA) port.
4. Make sure the DVI/VGA
switch on the back panel is
flipped to the right, as shown.
If necessary, use the tip of a
ballpoint pen to slide it over.
DVI/VGA switch (slide to right)
Computer 1
Computer 2 /Component Video
R/Cr/Pr
G/Y
B/Cb/Pb
H/C Sync
V Sync
5. Connect the other end of the
computer video cable to the computer’s video port.
6. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
Connecting the Mouse and Serial Cables
To use the remote control as a mouse or use the EMP Link V
software, follow the steps below. This illustration shows the
connections you’ll be making:
9-pin serial cable
PS/2 or USB cable
Mouse/Com port
main cable
1. Connect the round end of the main cable to the projector’s
Mouse/Com port, as shown.
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2. To use the remote control as a wireless mouse, connect the PS/2
mouse or USB cable included with the projector to the MOUSE
terminal on the square end of the main cable.
note
If your system uses a serial
mouse, perform steps 2 and 3
using the PC serial mouse
cable instead of the PS/2
mouse or USB cable.
3. Disconnect your mouse from the mouse port on the back of your
computer and replace it with the other end of the PS/2 mouse or
USB cable. (Your computer’s mouse will be disabled while you are
using the remote control as a mouse.)
4. To use the EMP Link V software or to program new effects for
the Effects buttons on the remote control, connect one end of the
serial cable to the SERIAL terminal on the main cable.
note
You won’t be able to use
EMP Link V if your
computer has only one serial
port that is being used to
support a serial mouse.
Connect the other end of the serial cable to the serial port on the
back of your computer.
5. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
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Connecting the Audio Cable
1. If you’ll be using audio, connect one end of the 3.5-mm audio
cable to the Audio port on the projector.
Audio port
audio cable
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the speaker or
audio out port on the computer’s sound card.
Connecting to a PC Laptop Computer
To connect the projector to your PC laptop computer, you need to:
note
Laptop configurations vary.
See your computer manual
for the location of the ports
needed to connect your
projector.
■
Connect the computer video cable
■
Connect the mouse and/or serial cable (if you want to use the
remote control as a mouse or use the EMP Link V software)
■
Connect the audio cable (if your presentation includes sound)
Follow the steps in each section for the cables you need to connect.
Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on.
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Connecting the Video Cable
1. Connect one end of the computer video cable to the projector’s
Computer 1 (VGA) port.
Computer 1 (VGA) port
computer video cable
2. Make sure the DVI/VGA
switch on the back panel is
flipped to the right, as shown.
If necessary, use the tip of a
ballpoint pen to slide it over.
DVI/VGA switch (slide to right)
Computer 1
Computer 2 /Component Video
R/Cr/Pr
G/Y
B/Cb/Pb
H/C Sync
V Sync
3. Connect the other end of the
video cable to the laptop’s video (monitor) port.
4. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 39 for instructions.
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Connecting the Mouse and Serial Cables
To use the remote control as a mouse or use the EMP Link V
software, follow the steps below. This illustration shows the
connections you’ll be making:
PS/2 or USB cable
9-pin serial cable
Mouse/Com
port
main cable
1. Connect the round end of the main cable to the projector’s
Mouse/Com port, as shown.
note
If your laptop uses a serial
mouse, perform steps 2 and 3
using the PC serial mouse
cable instead of the PS/2 or
USB cable.
2. To use the remote control as a wireless mouse, connect the PS/2
or USB cable included with the projector to the MOUSE terminal
on the square end of the main cable.
3. Connect the 6-pin (mini-DIN) end of the PS/2 mouse cable to
the external mouse port or connect the USB cable to the USB
port on your laptop.
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Setting Up the Projector
4. To use the EMP Link V software, or to program new effects for
the Effects buttons on the remote control, connect one end of the
PC serial cable to the SERIAL terminal on the main cable.
note
You won’t be able to use
EMP Link V if your laptop
has only one serial port that’s
being used to support a serial
mouse.
5. Connect the other end of the serial cable to the serial port on the
back of your computer.
6. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
Connecting the Audio Cable
1. If you’ll be using audio, connect one end of the 3.5-mm audio
cable to the Audio port on the projector.
Audio port
audio cable
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to your laptop’s
headphone jack. (Jack locations vary; see your computer manual if
you’re not sure of which jack to use.)
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Connecting to a Desktop Macintosh
note
Macintosh configurations
vary. See your computer
manual for the location of the
ports needed to connect your
projector.
To connect the projector to your desktop Macintosh, you need to:
You cannot currently use the
EMP Link V software with a
Power Macintosh G3, G4, or
iMac. Check with your
dealer for future support.
■
Connect the computer video cable and computer monitor cable
■
Connect the mouse and/or serial cable (if you want to use the
remote control as a mouse or use the EMP Link V software)
■
Connect the audio cable (if you’ll be projecting with audio)
Follow the steps in each section for the cables you need to connect.
Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on.
Connecting the Video and Monitor Cables
This illustration shows the connections you’ll be making. (You may
not need to use the adapters as shown.) For details, follow the steps
below.
Macintosh
desktop
adapter (if
needed)
Computer 1
(VGA) port
Monitor Out
port
computer
video cable
Macintosh
monitor cable
Macintosh monitor
adapter (if needed)
1. Disconnect the monitor cable from the video port on the back of
the Macintosh.
2. Connect one end of the computer video cable to the projector’s
Computer 1 (VGA) port, as shown.
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Setting Up the Projector
3. Make sure the DVI/VGA
switch on the back panel is
flipped to the right, as shown.
If necessary, use the tip of a
ballpoint pen to slide it over.
DVI/VGA switch (slide to right)
Computer 1
Computer 2 /Component Video
R/Cr/Pr
G/Y
B/Cb/Pb
H/C Sync
V Sync
4. Connect the other end of the
computer video cable to the video port on the Macintosh. If it
doesn’t fit, you may have to use the Macintosh desktop adapter
included with your projector.
To use the adapter, remove its cover as
shown and set its DIP switches according
to the resolution you want to use, such as
16-inch mode. See your Macintosh
documentation for instructions.
Replace the cover and connect the
adapter to the free end of the computer
video cable. Then plug the cable (with
the adapter) into the video port on your
Macintosh.
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5. If you also want to view the presentation on your computer’s
monitor, connect the monitor cable to the projector’s Monitor
Out port. (If necessary, attach the Macintosh monitor adapter to
the monitor cable, as shown below, and then connect the adapter
to the projector’s Monitor Out port.)
Macintosh monitor
adapter (if needed)
6. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting the Mouse and Serial Cables
To use the remote control as a mouse or use the EMP Link V
software, follow the steps below. This illustration shows the
connections you’ll be making:
Mac serial cable
Mac or
USB cable
main cable
Mouse/Com port
1. Connect the small end of the main cable to the projector’s
Mouse/Com port.
2. To use the remote control as a wireless mouse, connect one end of
the projector’s Mac mouse or USB cable to the MOUSE terminal
on the square end of the main cable.
3. Disconnect your Macintosh’s mouse cable. Connect the other end
of the projector’s Mac mouse or USB cable to the mouse or USB
port on your Macintosh.
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4. To use the EMP Link V software or to program new effects for
the Effects buttons on the remote control, connect one end of the
Mac serial cable to the MAC SERIAL terminal on the main cable.
5. Connect the other end of the Mac serial cable to the
or
modem port on the back of your Macintosh.
printer
Connecting the Audio Cable
1. If you’ll be using audio, connect one end of the 3.5-mm audio
cable to the Audio port on the projector.
Audio port
audio cable
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the audio-out port on
your computer.
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Connecting to a Macintosh laptop
note
Your Macintosh laptop must have video-out capability in order to
connect to the projector.
To connect the projector to your Macintosh, you need to:
■
Connect the computer video cable
■
Connect the mouse and/or serial cable (if you want to use the
remote control as a mouse or use the EMP Link V software)
■
Connect the audio cable (if you’ll be projecting with audio)
PowerBook configurations
vary, so the location of your
computer’s ports may not
match the illustrations. See
your PowerBook manual for
the port locations if necessary.
Follow the steps in each section for the cables you need to connect.
Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on.
Connecting the Video Cable
This illustration shows the connections you’ll be making. For details,
follow the steps below.
note
Some older PowerBooks may
need a Macintosh desktop
adapter (included with your
projector) and a special
video-out cable (available
from Apple). Check your
PowerBook manual to
determine the type of
connections needed.
video-out cable
(if needed)
Computer 1 port
Macintosh desktop
adapter (if needed)
computer video cable
1. Connect one end of the computer video cable to the projector’s
Computer 1 (VGA) port, as shown.
2. Make sure the DVI/VGA
switch on the back panel is
flipped to the right, as shown.
If necessary, use the tip of a
ballpoint pen to slide it over.
DVI/VGA switch (slide to right)
Computer 1
Computer 2 /Component Video
R/Cr/Pr
G/Y
B/Cb/Pb
H/C Sync
V Sync
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3. Connect the other end of the cable to the video-out port or
monitor port on your Macintosh. If you can’t connect the cable to
your Macintosh, you may need to use the Macintosh desktop
adapter that came with your projector.
To use the adapter, remove its cover as
shown and set its DIP switches according
to the resolution you want to use, such as
16-inch mode. See your Macintosh
documentation for instructions.
Replace the cover and connect the
adapter to the free end of the computer
video cable. Then plug the cable (with
the adapter) into the video port on your
Macintosh.
If your Macintosh requires a video-out cable, connect its larger
end to the adapter, as shown below. Then plug the video-out
cable into the video port on your Macintosh.
video out cable
Macintosh desktop adapter
note
After turning on the projector
and computer, you’ll need to
choose Mirroring or Arrange
in the Display Control Panel
if you want the Macintosh
(as well as the projector) to
display video. See page 42 for
instructions.
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4. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 39 for instructions.
Connecting the Mouse and Serial Cables
To use the remote control as a mouse or use the EMP Link V
software, follow the steps below. This illustration shows the
connections you’ll be making:
Mac serial cable
Mac mouse or
USB cable
Mouse/Com port
main cable
1. Connect the round end of the main cable to the projector’s
Mouse/Com port, as shown.
2. To use the remote control as a wireless mouse, connect one end of
the projector’s Mac mouse or USB cable to the MOUSE terminal
on the square end of the main cable.
3. Connect the other end of the Mac mouse or USB cable to the
mouse or USB port on the back of the Macintosh.
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4. To use the EMP Link V software or program new effects for the
Effects buttons on the remote control, connect one end of the
Mac serial cable to the MAC SERIAL terminal on the main cable.
5. Connect the other end of the serial cable to the
modem port on the back of your Macintosh.
printer/
Connecting the Audio Cable
1. If you’ll be using audio, connect one end of the 3.5-mm audio
cable to the Audio port on the projector.
Audio port
audio cable
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the audio-out port on
your Macintosh.
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Making Other Computer Connections
If you want to connect a computer using the BNC cable or connect a
high-end workstation or a Digital Visual Interface (DVI) source,
follow the instructions below.
Connecting a Computer Using the BNC Cable
Follow these steps to connect a computer to the Computer 2/
Component Video interface using the BNC cable:
1. Connect the VGA (D-sub 15-pin) end of the cable to your
computer’s video port.
2. Connect the five connectors at the other end of the cable to the
projector’s R/Cr/Pr (red), G/Y (green), B/Cb/Pb (blue), H/C Sync
(horizontal sync), and VSync (vertical sync) ports, shown below.
Computer 1
Computer 2 /Component Video
BNC connectors
R/Cr/Pr
G/Y
B/Cb/Pb
H/C Sync
V Sync
Audio
Remote
Mouse/Com
3. To display images properly, make sure the BNC parameter in the
projector’s Setting menu is set to RGB. See page 69.
4. If you want to hear computer-audio through the projector, you’ll
need an RCA-to-3.5 mm stereo cable (available for purchase from
your electronics store or video dealer). Insert the cable’s 3.5-mm
plug into your computer’s audio-out port. Then attach the RCA
connectors at the other end of the cable to the S-Audio and
Audio2 ports of the projector.
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Connecting to a High-End Workstation
Your PowerLite projector is capable of remapping input resolutions
up to 1600 × 1200 pixels. Since 1280 × 1024 pixels is the default
resolution for most leading workstations, your projector is ideal for
displaying workstation video output.
There is no standard for workstation video output. Workstations that
follow the SXGA standard and use the HD15 (standard VGA)
connector won’t need an adapter cable or any special connection
device. However, your system may vary; contact your computer dealer
if you need help connecting your workstation.
Connecting to a DVI Video Source
note
You won’t be able to view
images on a separate monitor
when the DVI port is in use.
The projector’s Digital Visual Interface (DVI) receives pictures
directly from your computer in digital format. This lets the projector
display images of greater clarity than can be achieved using a standard
analog VGA connection.
To project images in digital video format, follow these steps:
1. Connect the computer’s DVI cable to the projector’s DVI port.
slide switch to left
Computer 1
DVI port
Computer 2 /Component Video
R/Cr/Pr
G/Y
B/Cb/Pb
H/C Sync
V Sync
Audio
Remote
Mouse/Com
S-Video
S-Audio/Audio2
Monitor Out
Video
L-Audio-R
Stack Out
2. Using the tip of a pen or a small screwdriver, slide the DVI/VGA
interface switch to the left. (If you need to use the projector’s
VGA port again, be sure to slide the switch back to the right.)
If you want to connect audio for this computer, you can use the
Audio port on the back of the projector.
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Connecting to Other Video Sources
You can connect a VCR, camcorder, laser disc player, DVD player,
digital camera, or any other compatible video source to your projector.
The projector supports HDTV, NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video
formats, and automatically detects and identifies the video format.
However, you can specify that a single broadcast format be detected.
(See page 65.) Note that the projector will then be able to detect only
one type of video signal.
The projector can receive composite video, S-Video, or component
video. You can connect the projector to one or more of these video
sources at the same time. If all three are connected, the projector
automatically selects S-Video as the video source.
The type of cable you use depends on whether you have composite
video, S-Video, or component video. For composite video, use the
RCA cables supplied with the projector. For S-Video, use the S-Video
cable supplied with your video device or obtain one from your
computer or video equipment dealer. For component video, use the
BNC-style cable that came with your video source. See the following
illustration if you’re unsure of which type of connectors you have.
S-Video
4-pin, mini-DIN
1
2
3
4
component
BNC connector
note
The projector is not
compatible with
cable TV-style
F connectors.
composite
RCA
Follow the instructions below for your type of connection.
The Computer2/Component Video port and the S-Video port
share the same audio input. So if you have connected a video source to
both interfaces, note that you can use audio from only one of them.
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Connecting RCA Cables
Before starting, make sure the projector and your VCR or other video
source are turned off.
1. Connect the yellow RCA plug on one end of the RCA video cable
to the projector’s Video port. Connect the other end of the cable
to the video-out port of your video source.
RCA audio cable
RCA video cable
2. If you’ll be using audio, connect the RCA audio cable to the left
and right Audio ports of the projector (insert the white plug into
the L port and the red plug into the R port). Connect the plugs at
the other end of the cable to the audio output ports of the video
source.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting S-Video or Component Video
Before starting, make sure the projector and your VCR or other video
source are turned off.
1. For S-Video, insert one end of an S-Video cable into the
projector’s S-Video connector. Insert the other end into the
S-video-out port of your video source.
S-Video cable
S-Video
connector
For component video, connect the three ends of a BNC cable into
the projector’s R, G, and B ports. (Don’t connect the cables to the
projector’s H/C Sync or VSync ports.) Insert the opposite ends of
the cable into the corresponding ports of your video source. If the
image doesn’t display properly, you may need to change the BNC
parameter in the projector’s Setting menu. See page 69.
note
Contact your video
manufacturer or other video
or electronics dealer to obtain
a component video cable.
2. If you’ll be using audio, connect the RCA audio cable to the
S-Audio and Audio2 ports of the projector. Connect the plugs at
the other end of the cable to the audio output ports of the video
source.
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2
Using the Projector
O
nce you have connected your projector to your other equipment
(as described in Chapter 1), you’re ready to turn it on, adjust the
image, and give your presentation. This chapter covers the following:
■
Turning on the projector and other equipment
■
Adjusting the image
■
Using the remote control
■
Zooming your image with the remote
■
Controlling the projector
■
Drawing on the screen
■
What to do when the lights flash
■
Using the on-screen help
■
Shutting down the projector
Turning On Your Equipment
Make sure your projector and other equipment are set up and
connected correctly, as described in Chapter 1. Then turn on your
projector, as described below, followed by any equipment you’ve
connected to it. You can turn on your computer and video equipment
in any order, but if more than one computer or video source is
connected, you may have to switch to the desired source, as described
on page 51.
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Turning On the Projector
Follow these steps to turn on the projector:
1. Connect one end of the power cord to the projector’s power inlet.
2. Connect the other end to a grounded electrical outlet. The power
light on the projector’s control panel starts flashing orange and
then stays orange, indicating that the projector is receiving power
but not yet turned on.
3. Remove the lens cap.
4. Press the red Power button on top of the projector (or the remote
control) to turn on the projector. (If you are using the remote,
make sure it is turned on. See page 48 for more information.)
power button
power light
warning
Never look into the lens when
the lamp is on. This can
damage your eyes, and is
especially dangerous for
children.
The power light flashes green as the projector warms up, and the
projection lamp comes on in about 30 seconds. The power light
stays green, and you may see a blue screen with the message
No Signal displayed. This is normal.
5. Do one of the following:
■
Turn on or restart your computer. In a few moments, you
should see your computer display projected.
(Windows only: If you see a New Hardware Found message
saying that it has found a plug-and-play monitor, click
Cancel.)
■
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If you’re projecting a video, turn on your video source and
press the Play button.
■
If you’ve connected more than one computer and/or video
source, you may need to press the Computer or Video
button on top of the projector to select the correct source.
(Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after
pressing the button.)
Video button
Power
Help
Menu
Esc
Sync.
Video
king
Trac
Tracking
Computer
Computer
button
A/V mute
S y n c.
Keystone
Resize
Shift
Volume
These buttons switch the display between the video source(s)
and the computer source(s).
If a projected image fails to appear, see the next section for help.
Once you see your image, turn to page 44 for instructions on focusing
and making other image adjustments.
When you’re done with your presentation, shut down the projector as
described on page 58. Shutting down the projector correctly prevents
premature lamp failure and damage to the projector from overheating.
What To Do If You See a Blank Screen
If you see a blank screen or a blue screen with the message No Signal
after turning on your computer or video source, do one of the
following:
■
Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described in
Chapter 1.
■
Make sure the power light is green and not flashing and the lens
cap is off.
■
If you’ve connected more than one computer and/or video source,
you may need to press the Computer or Video button on top of
the projector to select the correct source. (Allow a few seconds for
the projector to sync up after pressing the button.)
■
Try restarting your computer.
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If you’re using a Macintosh laptop with OS 9.x or
earlier:
You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen
as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps:
1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then click
Monitors and Sound.
2. Click the Arrange icon, and then drag one monitor icon on top
of the other.
note
If the Arrange option isn’t
available, you may need to
select one of the Simulscan
resolution settings. Click the
Monitor icon and then select
a Simulscan resolution from
the ones in the Resolution
box. (Allow a few seconds for
the projector to sync up after
making the selection.)
Click here
Drag one monitor
icon on top of
the other
If you’re using a Macintosh laptop with OS X:
You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen
as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps:
1. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu and click
Displays.
2. Click Detect Displays.
Click here
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3. To display the entire desktop on both your projector screen and
LCD screen, click the Arrange tab. (If you don’t see this tab,
make sure it is not hidden by another window on your screen.)
4. Click Mirror Displays in the lower corner of the screen. One of
the monitor icons automatically moves on top of the other.
Click here
If you’re using a PC laptop:
■
Press the function key that lets you display on an external
monitor. It’s often identified with an icon such as
or
labelled CRT/LCD. You may have to hold down the Fn key while
pressing it. Check your laptop’s manual or online help for details.
On most systems, the
or CRT/LCD key lets you toggle
between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at
the same time. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up
after pressing it.
■
Depending on your computer’s video card, you might need to use
the Display utility in the Control Panel to make sure that both the
LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. See your
computer’s documentation or online help for details.
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Sleep Mode
note
When the projector is in sleep
mode, the power light is
orange. If necessary, you can
disable sleep mode in the
Setting menu. See page 69.
When the projector has not received any input signals for 30 minutes,
it automatically turns off the projector lamp and enters “sleep mode.”
In sleep mode, only a minimum amount of the projector’s circuitry
remains on. This conserves electricity, cools the projector, and extends
the life of the lamp. When you are ready to start projecting again,
press the Power button. If you are done using the projector, unplug
the power cord.
Adjusting the Image
Once you see your image, you’ll need to make certain adjustments:
■
To focus or zoom your image, see below.
■
If only part of a computer image is displayed, you may need to
press the Resize button. See page 45 for more information.
■
If the image is too high or too low, you can reposition it. See
page 46.
■
If the image isn’t square, see page 47.
■
If the image is flickering or “noisy,” see page 47.
Focusing and Zooming Your Image
Rotate the focus ring to sharpen the image.
focus ring
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Rotate the zoom ring to enlarge or reduce the image.
zoom ring
If the image still isn’t large enough, you may need to move the
projector farther away from the screen. You can also use the E-Zoom
button on the remote control to zoom in on a portion of the image.
See page 50 for instructions.
Resizing the Image
If only part of your computer screen is displayed, your computer may
be set for a higher resolution than the projector’s “native” display:
1024 × 768 pixels (PowerLite 8200i) or 1280 × 1024 (PowerLite
9100i). You can resize the image to fit the resolution of your
projector.
■
■
Press the Resize button on the remote control or the control
panel. The screen image is automatically compressed.
Continue pressing the Resize button to pan around the screen in
the original resolution.
If you’re projecting from video equipment, pressing the Resize
button switches the aspect ratio between 4:3 and 16:9. If you have
zoomed in on your image, you can also use the Resize button to
switch it back to the original display size.
note
You can also resize your
image with the Resize
button when you’re
projecting from a VCR or
other video source.
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Adjusting the Height of the Image
You can adjust the height of the image using the lens shift knob on the
side of the projector and the projector’s feet.
Using the Lens Shift Knob
Use the lens shift knob on the side of the projector to raise or lower
the projected image. Press the knob to make it pop out; then turn it
clockwise or counterclockwise to move the lens up or down. When
you’re finished, press the knob back in.
lens shift knob
Using the Projector’s Feet
If the image is too low, you can extend the projector’s feet to raise the
lens. Follow these steps:
caution
Do not hold the
projector by the lens; this
can damage it.
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1. Stand behind the projector and hold up the front while you
squeeze the blue foot release levers against the projector. This
unlocks the feet.
2. Raise or lower the projector until the image is where you want it.
3. Release the levers to lock the feet in the new position and set the
projector down gently.
4. To fine-tune the height of the projector, turn the feet. Turn them
clockwise to raise the projector and counterclockwise to lower it.
If the image shape becomes distorted after you adjust the height, see
the following section.
Adjusting the Image Shape
If the projected image isn’t square or has a “keystone” shape, do one or
more of the following:
■
If your image looks like
or
, you’ve placed the
projector off to one side of the screen, at an angle. Move it directly
in front of the center of the screen, facing the screen squarely.
■
If your image looks like
or
, press the + or — side of
the Keystone button to correct the shape of the image. After
correction, your image will be slightly smaller.
Keystone
You can also perform electronic keystone correction using the
projector’s Setting menu. See page 69.
Adjusting the Tracking and Synchronization
If you’re projecting from a computer and you notice vertical stripes or
the image is flickering or noisy, you can increase the clarity by pressing
the button on the control panel or the Auto button on the remote
control. This resets the projector’s tracking, sync, and position
settings. If necessary, you can also correct the image manually using
the Tracking and Sync buttons on the control panel.
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■
note
Images will be projected more
vividly if you adjust the
Tracking before the Sync.
Press the Tracking – and Tracking + buttons to eliminate the
vertical stripes.
Sync.
i
Track ng
Tracking
S y n c.
■
Press the Sync – and Sync + buttons to eliminate flashing,
blurring, or vertical noise on the screen image.
Sync.
i
Track ng
Tracking
S y n c.
note
You must also be within
± 30 ° vertically and ±1 5 °
horizontally from the front
or rear sensor.
Using the Remote Control
The remote control lets you access your projector’s features from
almost anywhere in the room—up to 32 feet away. You can use it to
turn the projector on and off, zoom the image, and display the
projector’s menus, for example.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
ON/OFF
switch
4
5
1
2
Enter
Esc
light
button
If you have connected the mouse cable (as described in Chapter 1),
you can also use the remote control as a wireless mouse to run your
presentation.
Before you can use the remote control, you need to install the
batteries, as described on page 12. Then follow these steps:
1. Push up the R/C switch on the side of the remote control to turn
it on.
cover
2. Press the round light button. The other buttons on the remote
light up temporarily. If they don’t light up, you need to change
the batteries. See page 12 for instructions.
3. Point the remote at the projector or at the screen.
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4. Press the button for the function you want to use. See pages 50
to 55 for more information.
For some functions, you need to use the Enter button like a
mouse to navigate on the screen. Press on the edge of the button
with your thumb. Or, grasp it between your thumb and finger
and tilt it in the direction you want to move.
5. To access additional buttons, pull down the cover below the Esc
button. (See pages 50 to 53 for instructions on using these
buttons to control the projector.)
The projector may not respond to remote control commands in these
conditions:
■
You are too far away or not within 30° to the left or right of and
15° above or below the front or rear sensor.
Esc
Menu
Help
Comp1
Comp2/YCbCr
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Video
Auto
Resize
P in P
Preset
- Volume +
■
The R/C (remote control) switch is in the OFF position
■
Batteries are weak
■
Ambient light is too bright
■
A fluorescent light is shining into the infrared receiver
■
A strong light source (such as direct sunlight) shines into the
infrared receiver
■
Other equipment emitting infrared energy is present (such as a
radiant room heater)
Using the Remote Control as a Wireless Mouse
When you use the remote control as a wireless mouse, you don’t need
to stay near your computer or the projector. First make sure you have
connected the mouse cable between the projector and your computer
with the main cable, as described in Chapter 1.
Note that your computer’s mouse is disabled when you connect the
projector’s mouse cable. If you have a laptop, you cannot use an
external mouse; however, you may still be able to use the computer’s
built-in mouse pointer.
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■
To move the mouse pointer on the screen, aim the remote at the
screen and press on the edge of the Enter button with your
thumb. Or, grasp it between your thumb and finger. This button
works like the mouse button on many laptop keyboards.
■
To click, press down on the center of the Enter button. This is
the equivalent of a left mouse click.
■
To right-click, press the Esc button.
■
To double-click, press down twice on the Enter button.
■
To click and drag, press down on the Enter button and then tilt it
in the direction you want to drag.
■
To change slides in a PowerPoint® presentation (in Slide Show
mode), press down on the Enter button.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
2
1
5
Enter
Esc
Press here
to move
the pointer
Press here
to rightclick
Zooming Your Image with the Remote
You can zoom in on a portion of the image using the E-Zoom button
on the remote control.
Zoom in
or out
1. Press the right side of the E-Zoom button to zoom in on your
image.
■
Press the button repeatedly to enlarge it up to four times in
24 steps.
■
Press and hold the button to zoom in to the size you want.
2. Use the Enter button to pan around the screen if necessary.
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3. Press the left side of the E-Zoom button to zoom out. You can
press the button repeatedly, or press and hold to zoom all the way
out. You can also press the Resize button to return to the original
size.
Controlling the Projector
While giving your presentation, you may want to switch between
video sources, adjust the volume, pause the action or sound, or display
a picture within your current video display. Make sure you have set up
your projector and connected your audio or video source as described
in Chapter 1.
Selecting Your Video Source
If the projector is connected to more than one computer and/or video
source, you can use the buttons on the remote control or the control
panel to switch between the different sources.
On the control panel, press the Computer button to switch between
the computer sources and press the Video button to switch between
standard (composite) video, S-Video, and component video (BNC).
On the remote control:
■
Press the Comp1 button to select the Computer 1 source.
■
Press the Video button to switch between a standard composite
video source and an S-Video source.
■
Press the Comp2/YCbCr to select the Computer 2 or
component video source.
After you select a source, the screen goes dark for a moment
before the image appears.
Select
computer 1
Select video
source
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Adjusting Sound Volume
Using the remote control or the control panel, you can adjust the
volume of your video or computer sounds.
■
To increase the volume, press on the right (+) side of the Volume
button.
■
To reduce the volume, press on the left (–) side of the Volume
button.
Adjust volume
Select computer 2 or
component video
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Stopping Action
You can use the remote control to stop the action in your video or
computer.
Stop action
Turn off
picture
and
sound
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Display
picture in
picture
■
Press the Freeze button to stop the action and keep the current
image on the screen. The sound will continue.
■
Press the Freeze button again to re-start it.
Turning Off the Picture and Sound
You can use the A/V Mute button on the remote control or control
panel to turn off the image (and sound) and darken your screen. This
is useful if you want to temporarily re-direct your audience’s attention
without the distraction of a bright screen.
■
To turn off the picture, press the A/V Mute button. The screen
goes dark.
■
To turn the image back on, press the button again.
You can also assign a user logo or image to the A/V Mute button so it
displays on the screen whenever you press the A/V Mute button. See
“Creating a Screen Logo or Image” on page 72.
Displaying Picture-in-Picture Video
You can open a small video window on your computer image, and
view a video at the same time as your computer presentation. Make
sure you have connected your VCR or other video source as described
in Chapter 1.
1. Press the P in P button on the remote control. The screen may go
dark for a moment, and then your video image appears in a small
window on the screen. A menu appears in the lower left corner of
the screen.
note
You can also select the P in P
source through the projector’s
Setting menu. See page 69.
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2. Press the side of the Enter button (or grasp it between your
thumb and finger) to move the video window on the screen.
You can use the E-Zoom button to enlarge or reduce the video
window.
3. When the window is located and sized the way you want, press
the Enter button. The menu disappears, and your video plays on
the screen.
video window
4. When you’re finished viewing the picture-in-picture, press the
P in P button again. The video window disappears.
Drawing on the Screen
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
box
5
arrow
1
2
3
4
The projector’s drawing controls or “special effects” let you highlight
areas on the screen using the numbered buttons on the remote
control. You can use these features to annotate your presentation
slides or call attention to your most important points. Four types of
drawing tools (and an Erase function) are available:
Enter
■
Arrow or cursor stamp (button 1)
■
Box (button 2)
■
Spotlight (button 3)
■
Bar (button 4)
■
Erase (button 5)
spotlight
bar
erase
Esc
You can select different drawing effects through the Effect menu.
See page 68 for instructions.
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Using the Cursor/Stamp Arrow
You can use the cursor stamp tool as a pointer and place cursor stamps
anywhere on your screen. You can choose from three types of stamps.
note
You can use the projector’s
Effect menu to select
different cursor stamps.
See page 68.
1. To activate the cursor stamp, press button 1 on the remote
control. A green pointer appears in the upper left corner of the
screen. To try a different stamp, press 1 again. Press 1 again to see
the third one.
2. Press the side of the Enter button to move the pointer wherever
you want it.
3. To “paste” the pointer on the screen, press down in the center of
the Enter button. You can then continue to work with another
pointer, moving it around the screen or pasting it wherever you
want.
4. To erase the pointers pasted on the screen, press button 5.
5. To cancel the cursor stamp feature, press Esc.
Drawing Boxes
You can draw boxes on the screen to outline areas of your presentation
or video.
note
You can use the projector’s
Effect menu to change the
color and shape of the box.
See page 68.
1. To activate the box tool, press button 2 on the remote control. A
small pink square appears in the upper left corner of the screen.
This is the “box-drawing” tool.
2. Press the side of the Enter button to move the square where you
want to begin drawing the box.
3. Press down in the center of the Enter button. You see a corner
mark on the screen; this defines one corner of the box.
4. Press the side of the Enter button to drag the square to where you
want the opposite corner of the box to be.
5. Press down in the center of the Enter button. You see the box
outlined on the screen.
You can continue placing boxes on the screen by repeating steps 2
through 5.
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6. To erase the box(es), press button 5.
7. To cancel the box drawing feature, press Esc.
Spotlighting Your Image
With the Spotlight tool, you can place a spotlight box on part of the
screen image.
1. To activate the spotlight tool, press button 3 on the remote
control. A box of light appears on part of the image.
2. Press the side of the Enter button to move the spotlight where
you want it to be.
3. To remove the spotlight, press Esc.
You can change the size of the Spotlight using the Effect menu; see
page 68.
Drawing Horizontal and Vertical Bars
With the bar tool, you can draw bold horizontal or vertical lines on
the screen to underline or highlight your presentation points. You can
choose from three types of bars.
1. To activate the bar tool, press button 4 on the remote control. A
pink horizontal bar appears across the screen. If you want a
vertical bar, press 4 again. If you want to try another horizontal
bar, press 4 again.
note
You can change the color
and width of the bars
using the Effect menu.
See page 68.
2. Use the Enter button to move the bar up and down the screen (or
left and right if you are using the vertical bar).
3. To cancel the bar drawing feature, press Esc.
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What To Do When the Lights Flash
power light
lamp light
temperature
light
The lights on top of the projector indicate the projector’s status and
let you know when a problem occurs.
Light
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Status
Description and action
orange
The projector is in sleep mode. You can unplug it to turn it off, or press
the Power button to turn it on.
flashing green
The projector is warming up. Wait for the image to appear.
green
The projector is operating normally.
flashing orange
The projector is cooling down. You can’t turn the projector on or
unplug it when the light is flashing.
red
Power is cut off because of an internal problem. Contact EPSON for
help.
flashing orange
The lamp is almost burned out. This is a good time to replace it. See
Chapter 4 for instructions.
flashing red
The lamp is burned out or there is a problem with the lamp power.
Replace the lamp, following the instructions in Chapter 4. (If replacing
the lamp does not solve the problem, contact EPSON.)
flashing orange
The projector is too hot. Turn it off and let it cool before using it.
red
The projector has turned off automatically because it has overheated.
Let it cool for a few minutes, then turn it back on. Make sure there is
plenty of space around and under the projector for ventilation. If it
continues to overheat, you may need to change the air filter. See
Chapter 4 for instructions.
flashing red
There is a problem with the cooling fan or temperature sensor. Turn
off the projector and unplug it. Contact EPSON for help.
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Using the On-Screen Help
If you have a problem while setting up or using your projector, you
can get help by pressing the blue ? Help button on top of the
projector or the remote control. The following choices are available:
■
Help for the image
Tells you how to solve problems with a blank screen, blurry
images, brightness, colors, and image shape
■
Help for the sound
Provides help for audio problems
■
Language selection
Lets you choose to display the help information and projector
menus in any of 9 different languages
Follow these steps to get help:
1. Press the blue ? Help button. You see the main help menu.
2. Press the Sync – or Sync + button (on the control panel) or press
down or up on the Enter button (remote control) to select the
menu you want. You see options for that menu.
3. Use the Sync – or Sync + button (on the control panel) or press
down or up on the Enter button (remote control) to highlight the
problem you want to solve. Then press the Enter button to select
the solution(s).
Depending on your choice, you may see another menu, or you
may see a list of solutions.
4. To exit the Help system, press the blue ? Help button on top of
the projector.
If none of the Help menu choices solves your problem, see Chapter 5,
“Solving Problems.”
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Shutting Down the Projector
note
When the projector has not
received any input signals for
30 minutes, it automatically
turns off the projector lamp
and enters “sleep mode.” This
conserves electricity, cools the
projector, and extends the life
of the lamp. If you are done
using the projector, unplug
the power cord. If you want
to start projecting again, press
the Power button.
When you’ve finished using the projector, follow the recommended
procedure to shut it down. This extends the life of the lamp and
protects the projector from possible overheating.
1. If you’ve connected a computer or laptop and it’s displaying only
through the projector (the computer’s monitor is disconnected or
turned off), shut down the computer first; otherwise you won’t be
able to see your computer’s display if you try turning it off after
the projector.
2. To turn off the projector, press the red Power button on the
projector or remote control. You see a confirmation message. (If
you don’t want to turn it off, press any other button.)
3. Press the Power button again. The power light flashes orange for
about a minute as the projector cools down. When the projector
has cooled, the orange light stays on and the exhaust fan shuts off.
If you want to turn the projector on again, wait until the orange
light stops flashing. Then press the Power button.
caution
To avoid damaging the
projector or lamp, never
unplug the power cord
when the power light is
green or flashing orange.
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4. Replace the lens cap and unplug the power cord.
5. If you’re using a VCR or other video source, turn it off after you
turn off the projector.
6. Disconnect all equipment, and store the projector in a protective
case.
3
Fine-tuning the Projector
You can use the projector’s on-screen menus to adjust the image,
sound, and other features. You can also create your own startup
screen, customize the “drawing” tools, and view information about the
current display settings and lamp status. This chapter covers the
following information:
■
Using the menus
■
Adjusting the image
■
Adjusting the sound
■
Customizing the drawing controls
■
Customizing projector features
■
Creating your own user logo or image
■
Viewing information
■
Restoring the default settings
Using the Menus
The eight projector menus let you adjust and customize the projector
features from either the remote control or control panel:
■
The Video menu controls the look and quality of the projected
image. It lets you adjust the image position and fine-tune settings
such as Brightness, Sharpness, and Contrast.
■
The Audio menu controls audio features, such as the volume
level, treble, bass, and 3D sound.
■
The Effect menu lets you change the cursor speed and modify the
drawing tools assigned to the Effects buttons on the remote
control.
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■
The Setting menu allows you to set or adjust such projector
options as the keystone function, Picture in Picture (P in P) video
source, blank screen color, image source message prompt, A/V
Mute display option, BNC input source, and sleep mode.
■
The Capture menu lets you capture and store a custom image or
logo which you can then use as a startup screen or with the A/V
Mute option.
■
The Advanced menu allows you to specify additional projector
settings, including a language, startup screen, color setting,
Comp2 sync termination, and rear or ceiling projection.
■
The About menu provides information about H/V frequency,
lamp hours, and computer or video selection.
■
The Reset All menu lets you restore the factory defaults for all the
projector settings.
Changing Menu Settings
You can use the buttons on the control panel or remote control to
access the menus and change settings. Follow these steps:
1. To display the Main menu, press the Menu button on the control
panel or the remote control.
Power
Help
Menu
Esc
Esc
Sync.
Video
king
Trac
Tracking
Computer
A/V mute
S y n c.
Help
Comp1
Comp2/YCbCr
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Auto
Resize
P in P
Preset
Keystone
Resize
Shift
Menu button
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Menu button
Menu
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Volume
- Volume +
You see the Main menu:
menus
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
Position
Tracking
Sync.
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Gamma
Dynamic
Resolution
Adjustment
9999
99
0
0
0
:
:
:
:
:
:
Normal
Natural
Auto
Manual
:
Select
]
[
Select
Execute
Preset
Reset
:Select
:Enter
Video menu options
The eight menus are displayed at the left, and the options
available for the Video menu (highlighted) are shown on the
right.
2. Press the up or down arrows (control panel) or press up or down
on the Enter button (remote control) to scroll through the menu
choices.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
up button
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
Menu
Esc
Sync.
Enter
Video
king
Trac
Tracking
Computer
5
1
Help
4
2
Power
Esc
Enter button
A/V mute
S y n c.
Keystone
Resize
Shift
Volume
down button
Enter button
When you highlight a menu, its options are shown on the right.
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3. When the menu you want is highlighted, press the Enter button
to select it.
The highlight moves to the first option for that menu.
4. Press the up or down arrows (control panel) or up or down on the
Enter button (remote control) to scroll through the options.
note
Some options are limited to
being enabled (turned on) or
disabled (turned off).
Enabled options are
indicated by a green light.
Disabled options are blank.
5. Press either the left or right arrow buttons (control panel) or right
or left on the Enter button (remote control) to change a setting
on one of the submenus.
6. If you want to go back to the default settings on any menu, select
Reset, press Enter, select Yes, and then press Enter.
7. Press the Esc button to go back to the main menu. Your changes
are saved automatically.
8. Press the Menu button to exit the menu system.
The options available in each of the menus are described below.
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Adjusting the Image
The Video menu lets you make adjustments to the projected image.
The options available in the menu depend on which source is
connected to the projector: computer, composite (RCA) video,
S-video, or BNC (component) video.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
Position
Tracking
Sync.
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Gamma
Dynamic
Resolution
Normal
Natural
Auto
Manual
:
[
:Enter
:Select
Position
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gamma
Dynamic
Smooth Motion
Video Signal
Reset
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
Normal
Natural
Execute
Select
]
:Select
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
Adjustment
0
0
0
0
0
Normal
Natural
ON
OFF
Select [Auto
Execute
]
:Enter
Video menu for composite video or S-Video
:Enter
Video menu for Computer (DVI)
Video menu for Computer (D-sub 15/BNC) 1 and 2
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Gamma
Dynamic
Reset
Select
Execute
Preset
Reset
:Select
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
Adjustment
9999
99
0
0
0
:
:
:
:
:
:
:Select
Position
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gamma
Dynamic
Smooth Motion
Video Signal
Reset
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Adjustment
0
0
0
0
0
Normal
Natural
ON
OFF
Select [Auto
Execute
]
:Enter
Video menu for BNC video
The following table describes all the possible options for the Video
menu.
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Menu item
Description
Position
Moves the displayed image up, down, left, or right. Select
this item and then press right on the Enter button (remote
control) or press the right arrow button (control panel) to
enter the screen position adjustment mode. Then use the
Enter button (remote control) or up, down, left, and right
buttons (control panel) to move the screen position in the
corresponding direction.
When you finish making adjustments, press the Esc
button to return to the Video menu.
Tracking
Removes vertical lines from the computer image by
matching the projector’s internal clock to various
computer graphic signals.
Sync
Corrects fuzziness or screen flicker by synchronizing the
projector with the tracking signal sent from the computer.
Brightness
Lightens or darkens the overall image. Increase brightness
to lighten an image, or decrease it to darken the image.
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas.
Increase the contrast to make light areas lighter and dark
areas darker. Decrease it to minimize the difference
between light and dark areas.
Color
Adjusts the color depth of the image. Increase the color
setting for more intense color on the screen, or lower the
setting for less intense color.
Tint
Adjusts the tint of the image.
Sharpness
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
Gamma
Adjusts the vividness of colors in the image. Choose
Dynamic for an image with distinct color differences,
such as charts. Choose Normal to leave tints
uncorrected. Choose Natural to produce images with a
natural tint, such as for video images.
Resolution
Specifies the input resolution. In most cases, this setting
should be left at the Auto setting to allow the projector to
automatically detect the video signal. If you want to
specify a setting, however, select the Manual option and
then choose from 32 settings.
Menu item
Description
Preset
Allows you to save and recall settings for up to five
computer sessions including the resolution, tracking, sync
signal, brightness, contrast, sharpness, gamma, and
position. (See “Saving and Recalling Computer Settings”
below.)
Smooth
Motion
When turned ON, makes motion look smoother in images
from non-DVD video sources.
Video
Signal
Defines the video signal method. Select this item and
then press the right arrow button (control panel) or right
on the Enter button (remote control) to select the desired
video signal method from the menu. If you select Auto
the video signal will be selected automatically. Do not
select Auto, however, if you are using a PAL (60 MHz)
system.
Reset
Returns all menu items to their default settings.
Select this item and then press the right arrow button
(control panel) or right on the Enter button (remote
control) to display the confirmation screen.
Select Yes and then press Enter to reset the menu.
If you change your mind, select No and then press Enter
to clear the confirmation screen without changing any
settings.
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Saving and Recalling Computer Settings
When you are projecting from a computer source, you can save and
recall settings (resolution, tracking, sync signal, and position) for up to
five different sessions. This is useful if you use more than one
computer with the projector; you can save the settings for each one
and recall them when necessary. Follow these steps to save the current
session settings:
note
If you want to overwrite an
existing setting, move to the
setting and press Enter.
When the confirmation
message appears, choose Yes
and press Enter.
1. Press the Menu button on the control panel or remote control to
display the Main menu.
2. Press Enter to select the Video menu.
3. Use the down arrow (control panel) or Enter button to move
down to the Preset option and press Enter. You see the Preset
Selection menu with the current resolution setting displayed.
4. Press Enter to assign it to the next available number.
5. Press Enter again. When you see the “Overwrite?” prompt, select
Yes or No and press Enter.
6. Press Esc to return to the Video menu.
When you want to use a saved setting, press the Preset button on the
remote control. You see the setting for session number 1 displayed in
yellow at the top right of the screen. To select another number, press
the Preset button again until the setting number you want is
displayed. The projector will reset itself according to the selected
setting.
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Adjusting the Sound
Use the Audio menu to adjust the sound volume and quality of your
audio.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Volume
Treble
Bass
SRS SPACE
SRS CENTER
Reset
:
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
Execute
:Enter
Menu item
Description
Volume
Adjusts the volume level for the speakers.
Press the right arrow button (control panel) or press right
on the Enter button (remote control) to increase the
volume; press the left arrow button (control panel) or left
on the Enter button (remote control) to decrease the
volume.
Treble
Adjusts the treble (high) tone of the speakers.
Bass
Adjusts the bass (low) tone of the speakers.
SRS®
SPACE
Adjusts the width of the sound.
SRS
CENTER
Adjusts the depth of the sound.
Reset
Returns all Audio menu items to their initial factory
defaults.
Select this item and then press Enter to display the
confirmation screen. Next, select Yes and press Enter to
reset the Audio menu.
If you change your mind, select No and press Enter to
clear the confirmation screen without changing any
settings.
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Customizing the Drawing Tools
The drawing tools let you highlight your presentation with cursor
stamps, lines, boxes, and spotlights, as described on page 53. You can
use the Effect menu to customize these tools and set the cursor speed
for drawing. The Reset option lets you return all the drawing tools to
their default settings.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
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1 Cursor/Stamp
2 Box
3 Spotlight
4 Bar
Cursor Speed
Reset
:
Setting
Setting
Setting
Setting
L
M H
Execute
:Enter
Menu item
Description
Cursor/
Stamp
Sets the shape, size, color, and length of the
cursor/stamp assigned to Effect button 1. You can define
three different cursor/stamps and then select the
desired one when you are giving your presentation by
pressing Effect button 1 until the one you want is
displayed. To change the cursor/stamp, select it from the
Effect menu and then choose the desired attributes for
each of the three stamps.
Box
Sets the color, fill characteristic and shape of the box
tool assigned to Effect button 2. Select this option from
the Effect menu and chose the desired box attributes.
Spotlight
Sets the size of the spotlight tool assigned to button 3.
You can choose large, medium, or small.
Bar
Sets the color, direction, and width of the bar tool
assigned to button 4. You can define three different bars
and then select the desired one when you are giving
your presentation by pressing Effect button 4 until the
one you want is displayed. To change the bar, select it
from the Effect menu and then choose the desired
attributes for each of the three bars.
Menu item
Description
Cursor
Speed
Adjusts the cursor speed to low, medium, or high.
Reset
Returns all Effect menu items to their initial factory
defaults.
Select this item and then press the Enter button to
display the confirmation screen. Next, select Yes and
then press the Enter button to reset the Effect menu.
If you change your mind, select No and then press the
Enter button to clear the confirmation screen without
changing any settings.
Customizing Projector Features
The Setting menu and the Advanced menu let you set or adjust many
projector functions.
Setting Menu
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Keystone
P in P
No-Sigual Msg.
Prompt
A/V Mute
BNC
DPMS
Reset
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
0
Composite
S-Video
OFF
Black Blue Logo
ON
OFF
Black Blue Logo
RGB YCrCb
ON
OFF
Execute
note
The Setting menu on your
projector may show
Sleep Mode instead of the
DPMS option.
:Enter
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Menu item
Description
Keystone
Adjusts a trapezoid-distorted image to a 4:3 rectangle,
correcting up to a ± 30° tilt. See page 47.
P in P
Selects the image source for the P in P subscreen. See
page 52 for more information.
No-Signal
Msg
Specifies whether no screen, a black screen, a blue
screen, or a user logo/image is displayed when no video
signals are being received.
Prompt
Displays a temporary message (computer or video)
identifying the image source when set to ON.
A/V Mute
Displays a blue, black, or user logo screen when the
audio/video is turned off. (See “Creating a Screen Logo
or Image” on page 72 for more information.)
BNC
Specifies the format for BNC input. If the source is a
computer, select RGB. If the source is a video device,
select YCbCr.
Sleep mode
Enables or disables sleep mode. When sleep mode is
on, the projector turns the lamp power off if the
projector has not received any image signals from the
input source for 30 minutes. Press the Power button to
resume projecting.
Reset
Returns all Setting menu items to their default settings.
Select this item and then press the Enter button to
display the confirmation screen. Next, select Yes and
press Enter to reset the Setting menu.
If you change your mind, select No and press Enter to
clear the confirmation screen without changing any
settings.
Advanced Menu
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Select [English]
Language
: ON
Startup Screen
OFF
: Auto
Color Setting
Manual
Comp2Sync Termination
: ON
: ON
Rear Proj.
OFF
: ON
Ceiling
OFF
Reset
Execute
Select
OFF
:Enter
Menu item
Description
Language
Selects the language to be used in the menus: English,
French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese,
Chinese, or Korean.
Startup
Screen
Turns on or off the display of your user logo during the
projector’s startup. The logo first must be captured and
assigned, as described on page 72.
Color
Setting
Adjusts the color temperature of the image. Select Auto
to let the projector automatically select the correct color
temperature. Select Manual to set the values yourself,
then press Enter. You see the Color Setting menu:
Color Temp
Select Absolute Color Temp or RGB and press Enter.
Then adjust the screen color. Positive color temperature
values provide a cold white; negative values provide a
warmer white.
Black Level, White Level
Press the right or left arrow button (control panel) or use
the Enter button (remote control) to increase or
decrease the white or black in the image.
Comp2
Sync
Termination
Normally set to On for the Computer 2 port to receive
standard 75-ohm analog video signals. Can be set to Off
to receive digital (TTL-level) video signals.
Rear
Projection
Mirrors the projected image on its Y-axis (left-right).
Selecting ON turns mirroring on, while OFF turns it off
(for a normal image). Turn on this option when projecting
from behind onto a transparent screen.
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Menu item
Description
Ceiling
Mirrors the projected image on its X-axis (top-bottom).
Selecting ON turns mirroring on, while OFF turns it off
(for a normal image). Turn this option on when the
projector is mounted upside-down from the ceiling.
Reset
Returns all Advanced menu items to their default
settings.
Select this item and then press Enter to display the
confirmation screen. Next, select Yes and press Enter to
reset the settings in the Advanced menu.
If you change your mind, select No and press Enter to
clear the confirmation screen without resetting any
settings.
Creating a Screen Logo or Image
You can transfer any image on your computer to the projector,
and then use it as the image displayed when the projector is not
receiving a signal. You can also set it to be displayed when you press
the A/V Mute button on the remote, or as a startup screen. The image
can be a company logo, slogan, photograph, or any other image you
want to use.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
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User's Logo Capture
:Enter
Execute
Capturing and Saving the Image
Follow these steps to capture and save a logo or image:
1. Display the image (with the projector).
2. Press the Menu button on the control panel or remote control to
display the Main menu.
3. Press the down arrow (control panel) or press down on the Enter
button (remote control) to move to the Capture menu.
4. Press Enter (control panel or remote control) to highlight the
User’s Logo Capture option and press Enter again to select it.
You see the message “Do you use the present image as a user’s
logo?”
5. Select Yes and press Enter. A selection box appears over the
image.
6. Use the arrow buttons on the control panel or the Enter button
on the remote control to select the area of the image you want to
use as the logo. Once you have selected the entire area, press
Enter.
7. When the message “Do you use this image?” appears on the
screen, select Yes and press Enter. If you want to change the area
selected, select No, press Enter and repeat steps 4 through 6.
8. Use the arrow buttons on the control panel or the Enter button
on the remote control to select a zoom rate, and then press Enter.
9. When the message “Do you save the user’s logo?” appears, select
Yes and press Enter. If you do not want to save the logo, select
No.
10. When you see the message “Saving the user’s logo is completed,”
press the Menu or Enter button to return to the Capture menu.
note
Saving the logo may take a
few moments. Do not use the
projector or other sources
(computer, video, speaker,
etc.) while the logo is being
saved.
11. Press Menu or Esc to return to the Main menu.
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Assigning the Image to the No-Signal Message
and/or A/V Mute Button
After your image is saved, you can set it up as the no-signal message
and/or the screen that’s displayed when you press the A/V Mute
button.
1. Press the Menu button on the control panel or remote control to
display the Main menu (if not already displayed).
2. Select the Setting menu and then press the Enter button on the
control panel or remote control.
3. Press the down arrow (control panel) or press down on the Enter
button (remote control) to highlight No-Signal Msg.
4. Press the right arrow or use the Enter button to select Logo. This
sets your image as the screen displayed when the projector is not
receiving a signal.
5. If you want to set up your image as the A/V mute, use the down
arrow or Enter button to move down to the A/V Mute option
and select Logo.
6. Press Esc or the Menu button.
Now you can press the A/V Mute button on the control panel or the
remote control to display the user logo or image. Press it again to turn
off the logo.
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Viewing Projector Information
The About menu lets you view information about the display settings
of your computer and the number of hours the lamp has been used.
When the image source is a computer, the About menu displays the
information listed below.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Lamp ON Time
Video Source
Frequency
Sync Polarity
Sync Mode
Resolution
Refresh Rate
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
note
If you access the About
menu when the image
source is video, you see only
the lamp life and the video
signal setting.
9999 H
Computer
H 999. 99 KHz
V 999. 99 Hz
H Positive
V Negative
Sync On Green
9999x9999
999. 9 Hz
:Enter
Menu item
Description
Lamp ON
Time
Displays the number of hours the current lamp has been
used.
Video
Source
Displays the input source.
Frequency
Displays the projector’s horizontal and vertical
frequency.
Sync
Polarity
Displays the horizontal and vertical sync polarity of the
computer.
Sync Mode
Displays the sync mode of the computer.
Resolution
Displays the output resolution of the computer video
output.
Refresh
Rate
Displays the refresh rate of the computer video output.
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Restoring the Default Settings
The Reset All menu lets you return all the projector settings to their
default values.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Execute
:Enter
Select Reset All and press the Enter button on the control panel or
remote control to display the confirmation screen. Select Yes to reset
all the default settings or No to cancel.
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4
Maintaining and
Transporting the Projector
Your projector needs little maintenance. All you need to do on a
regular basis is keep the lens clean. Any dirt or smears on the lens will
show up on your projected image.
warning
Before you clean any part
of the projector, turn it
off and unplug the power
cord. Never open any
cover on the projector,
except the lamp and filter
covers. Dangerous
electrical voltages in the
projector can injure you
severely. Do not try to
service this product
yourself, except as
specifically explained in
this User’s Guide. Refer
all other servicing to
qualified service
personnel.
You also need to periodically clean the air filter on the bottom of the
projector. A clogged air filter can block ventilation needed to cool the
projector and keep it from overheating.
The only parts you should replace are the lamp and air filter. If any
other part needs replacing, contact your dealer or a qualified service
person.
This chapter covers the following:
■
Cleaning the lens
■
Cleaning the projector case
■
Cleaning and replacing the air filter
■
Replacing the lamp
■
Transporting the projector
Cleaning the Lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
■
Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
■
To remove dirt or smears on the lens, use lens-cleaning paper. If
necessary, moisten a soft cloth with an alcohol-based lens cleaner
and gently wipe the lens surface. Avoid touching any part of the
projector case with any alcohol cleaner.
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Cleaning the Projector Case
Before you clean the case, turn off the projector and unplug the power
cord.
■
To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free
cloth.
■
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water
and a neutral detergent. Then wipe the case.
■
Do not use alcohol, benzene, thinner, or other chemical
detergents. These can cause the case to warp.
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter
note
Standing the projector with
the handle at the top prevents
dust from getting inside the
projector housing.
Clean the air filter at the bottom of the projector after every 100 hours
of use. If it is not cleaned periodically, it can become clogged with
dust, preventing proper ventilation. This can cause overheating and
damage the projector. To clean or replace the air filter, follow these
steps:
1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cable.
2. Turn the projector on its side so that the handle is on top and you
can access the filter easily.
3. To clean the filter, EPSON recommends using a small vacuum
cleaner designed for computers and other office equipment. If you
don’t have one, gently clean the filter using a very soft brush (such
as an artist’s camel-hair brush).
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If the dirt is difficult to remove or if the filter is torn, replace it.
See page 92 for information on ordering accessories.
4. If you need to replace the filter, pull up on the tab to release the
filter and remove it.
note
When you get a
replacement lamp for your
projector, a new air filter is
included. You should
replace the filter when you
replace the lamp.
5. Insert the new filter as shown.
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Replacing the Lamp
note
You can check to see how
many hours the lamp has
been used. See page 75.
The projection lamp typically lasts for about 2000 hours of use. It is
time to replace the lamp when:
■
The projection image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
■
The projection lamp light is flashing red or orange.
■
The message LAMP REPLACE appears on the screen when the
lamp comes on (after about 1900 hours of use). To maintain
projector brightness and image quality, replace the lamp as soon
as possible.
Contact your dealer or EPSON for a replacement lamp. (See page 92
for information on ordering accessories.) Request part number
ELPLP11.
warning
1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cable.
Let the lamp cool before
replacing it. Also, do not
touch the glass portion of the
lamp assembly. Touching the
glass will result in premature
lamp failure.
2. Allow the projector to cool down for at least an hour (if it has
been on).
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3. Use a screwdriver to loosen the two retaining screws on the lamp
cover. When the screws are loose, lift off the lamp cover. (You
cannot remove these screws from the cover.)
Maintaining and Transporting the Projector
4. Use a screwdriver to loosen the three screws holding the lamp in
place. (You cannot remove these screws.)
handle
caution
5. Lift the handle and pull out the lamp.
6. Gently insert the new lamp as shown below. Make sure it’s
inserted securely.
Do not touch the glass
portion of the lamp assembly.
Touching the glass will result
in premature lamp failure.
Tighten the screws on the new lamp.
7. Replace the lamp cover and tighten the cover screws. (Make sure
the lamp cover is securely fastened. The projector won’t turn on if
the lamp cover is open.)
8. Now reset the lamp timer as described in the following section.
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Resetting the Lamp Timer
After you install a new lamp, you need to reset the timer so the
projector can keep track of how many hours it has been used. Follow
these steps:
1. Press the Help button and hold it down for at least 5 seconds. The
Help menu will be displayed and then you will see a menu asking
if you want to reset the lamp ON time.
2. Use the left arrow button (control panel) or press left on the
Enter button (remote control) to select Yes.
3. Press Enter to reset the timer.
Transporting the Projector
note
EPSON shall not be liable
for any damages incurred
during transportation.
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The projector contains many glass parts and precision parts. If you
need to transport it, please follow these packing guidelines to prevent
damaging the projector:
■
When shipping the projector for repairs, use the original
packaging material if possible. If you do not have the original
packaging, use equivalent materials, placing plenty of cushioning
around the projector.
■
When transporting the projector as freight or checked luggage,
first put it in a hard-shell carrying case (such as an optional
EPSON accessory case), then pack it in a firm box, using
cushioning around the case.
■
When you are hand-carrying the projector, be sure to store it in a
carrying case (such as the optional cases offered by EPSON).
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5
Solving Problems
T
his chapter helps you diagnose and solve problems with your
projector, and provides technical support information for problems
you can’t solve yourself. You can also check the on-screen help by
pressing the ? Help button on the control panel or remote control.
See page 57 for instructions on using the help system.
This chapter explains the following:
■
Problems with the projector. See this section if the projector is not
working and to find out what the warning lights mean.
■
Problems with the remote control. See this section if the projector
is not responding to remote control commands.
■
Problems with the screen image or sound. See this section if you
cannot project an image or if the screen image is not good.
If none of the suggestions solves the problem, see “Where To Get
Help” on page 92.
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Problems with the Projector
If the projector is not working correctly, first turn it off and unplug it.
Then plug the power cord back in and turn on the projector. If this
does not solve the problem, check the warning lights on top of the
projector. These lights alert you to problems with projector operation.
projection lamp light
power light
lamp light
temperature light
Projector status and warning lights
Light
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Status
Description and action
orange
The projector is in sleep mode. You can unplug it to turn it off or press
the Power button to turn it on.
flashing green
The projector is warming up. Wait for the image to appear.
green
The projector is operating normally.
flashing orange
The projector lamp is off and the projector is cooling down. You can’t
turn the projector on or unplug it when the light is flashing.
red
Power is cut off because of an internal problem. Unplug the power cord
and contact EPSON.
flashing orange
The lamp is almost burned out. This is a good time to replace it. See
Chapter 4 for instructions.
flashing red
The lamp is burned out or there is a problem with the lamp power.
Replace it as described in Chapter 4. If replacing the lamp does not solve
the problem, contact EPSON.
flashing orange
The projector is too hot. Turn it off and let it cool before using it.
red
The projector has overheated. Unplug the projector and let it cool for five
minutes. Then reconnect it and turn it back on. See Chapter 4.
flashing red
There is a problem with the cooling fan or temperature sensor. Contact
EPSON for help.
Solving Problems
See the information below for what to do when you see these warning
lights or encounter other specific problems with the projector.
The
power light is flashing orange and you cannot turn
on the projector.
The lamp is cooling down. Wait until the light turns off and then
press the Power button to turn on the projector.
The
power light does not come on.
Press the Power button to turn off the projector, make sure the power
cable is connected securely to the power outlet and the projector, and
press the Power button again. Try removing and reseating the lamp.
The
power light is red and the projector is turned off.
Power to the projector has been shut off because of an internal
problem. Unplug the projector and contact EPSON.
Projected images get darker or start to deteriorate, or the
lamp warning light is flashing red or orange.
The lamp is burned out or is nearing the end of its life and needs to be
replaced. See Chapter 4 for instructions.
The
temperature light is red.
■
The projector is overheating, which turns the lamp off
automatically. Let the projector cool for a few minutes, then turn
it back on. Make sure there is plenty of space around and under
the projector for ventilation. If it continues to overheat, you may
need to change the air filter.
■
The air filter may be clogged. Clean it as described in Chapter 4
and then let the projector cool for awhile. If this does not work,
you may need to change the air filter. See Chapter 4.
■
If the projector continues to overheat after you clean the air filter,
the problem may be caused by damage to the cooling fan or
internal circuits. Contact EPSON for help.
warning
Except as specifically
explained in this
User’s Guide, do not
attempt to service this
product yourself.
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The
temperature light is flashing orange.
The projector is too hot. Press the Power button to turn it off and let
it cool for 5 minutes before using it again.
The
temperature light is flashing red.
The cooling fan or temperature sensor is not working correctly and
the projector is too hot. Turn it off, unplug it, and contact EPSON.
Problems with the Remote Control
The projector doesn’t respond to remote control commands.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
■
Make sure the remote control is turned on.
■
Make sure you are within 30 feet of the projector, and within
range of the infrared receivers (approximately 30° to the left or
right and 15° above or below).
■
The remote control batteries may not be installed correctly or may
be low on power. Check the installation or replace them as
described on page 12.
■
Dim the room lights and turn off any fluorescents. Make sure the
projector is not in direct sunlight. Strong lighting, especially
fluorescent lights, may affect the projector’s infrared receivers.
■
Turn off any nearby equipment that emits infrared energy, such
as a radiant room heater.
5
1
2
ON/OFF
switch
Enter
Esc
You can’t control the mouse pointer with the remote
control.
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■
Make sure the mouse cable is securely connected to both your
computer’s mouse port (using the main cable) and the projector’s
mouse port. See Chapter 1 for details.
■
Make sure you have used the correct cable. The PS/2 mouse cable
and Macintosh mouse cable look the same, but they are not
identical. Check the label on the end of the cable.
Problems with the Image or Sound
No image appears on the screen.
■
Check that the power light is green, not flashing, and the lens
cover is off.
■
The projector may be in sleep mode. If the power light is orange,
press the Power button to turn the projector on.
■
If the power was switched off and then on again, the projector
may still be cooling down. Wait until the power light stops
flashing and remains orange; then press the Power button again.
■
Make sure the Brightness setting on the Video menu is correct.
See page 64 for more information. Try selecting the Reset All
setting to return all setup menus to their default values.
■
Press the A/V Mute button to make sure the picture has not been
turned off temporarily.
■
The attached computer may be in sleep mode or displaying a
black screen saver. Try pressing a key on the computer.
You see a blue screen with the message No Signal
displayed.
■
Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described in
Chapter 1.
■
Try restarting your computer.
■
If you’ve connected more than one computer and/or video source,
you may need to press the Computer or Video button (on the
control panel) or the Comp1, Comp2/YCbCr, or Video button
(on the remote control) to select the correct source. Allow a few
seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing the button.
■
If you’ve connected a second computer or you’re using
component video, make sure the BNC option in the Setting menu
is correct. See page 69 for more information.
■
Make sure the Computer 1/DVI selector switch on the projector’s
interface panel is set correctly. See Chapter 1.
Solving Problems 87
If you’re using a PC laptop:
■
Press the function key that lets you display on an external
monitor. It’s often labelled with an icon such as
or it may
be labelled CRT/LCD. You may have to hold down the Fn key
while pressing it. (See your laptop manual or online help for
details.)
On most systems, the
or CRT/LCD key lets you toggle
between the LCD screen and the projector, or to display on both
at the same time. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up
after pressing it.
■
Depending on your computer’s video card, you might need to use
the Display utility in the Control Panel to make sure that both the
LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. See your
computer’s documentation or online help for details.
If you’re using a Macintosh laptop running OS 9.x or earlier:
1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then click
Monitors and Sound.
2. Click the Arrange icon.
3. Drag one monitor icon on top of the other. This lets you
display on the projector screen as well as the LCD screen.
4. If this option isn’t available, click the Monitor icon and then
select one of the listed Simulscan resolutions. (Allow a few
seconds for the projector to sync up after making the
selection.)
If you’re using a Macintosh laptop running OS X:
1. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu.
2. Click Displays.
3. Click Detect Displays to display part of your desktop on the
projector screen.
4. To display the entire desktop on both your projector screen
and LCD screen, click the Arrange tab.
5. Click Mirror Displays in the lower corner of the screen. One
of the monitor icons automatically moves on top of the other.
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The message Not Supported is displayed.
Make sure your computer’s resolution doesn’t exceed UXGA
(1600 × 1200) for the PowerLite 9100i or SXGA (1280 × 1024) for
the PowerLite 8200i. Also make sure the frequency is supported by
the projector. (See page 95.) If necessary, change your computer’s
resolution setting as described below.
Only part of the computer image is displayed.
■
Press the Resize button on the control panel or remote control.
■
Make sure the image Position setting is correct on the Video
menu. See page 64 for more information.
■
If the right or left side of the image is cut off, you may need to
adjust the tracking using the buttons on the control panel. Hold
down the + or – Tracking button until the image looks correct.
■
Make sure your computer’s resolution setting is correct. Ideally, it
should be 1024 × 768 (PowerLite 8200i) or 1280 × 1024
(PowerLite 9100i) to match the projector’s native resolution. If
this option isn’t available, select one of the other compatible video
formats listed on page 95.
■
■
Windows:
Right-click the desktop, select Properties, click the Settings
tab, and use the dialog box to select a different resolution.
■
Macintosh:
For OS 9.x or earlier, choose Control Panels under the
Apple menu and choose Monitors or Monitors and Sound.
Then choose Options and select Macintosh Hi-Res Display
or another resolution (1024 × 768 for the PowerLite 8200i or
1280 × 1024 for the PowerLite 9100i).
For OS X, select System Preferences from the Apple
menu, and click Displays. In the VGA Display screen,
choose 1024 x 768 for the PowerLite 8200i or 1280 x 1024
for the PowerLite 9100i.
You also may need to modify existing presentation files if you
created them for a different resolution. See your software manual
for specific information.
Solving Problems 89
The image has a distorted, crooked, or keystone (trapezoid)
shape.
■
This may be caused by extending the legs and tilting the projector
to position the image. Press the right + or left – side of the
projector’s Keystone button until the image is rectangular.
■
Make sure the projector faces the screen squarely. If the projector
is not pointed straight at the screen, your image will be distorted.
The image or parts of the image are blurred or not in focus.
note
■
Adjust the focus using the focus ring.
■
Adjust the Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, and Gamma settings
on the Video menu. If you’re viewing a computer image, also try
adjusting the Tracking and Sync buttons on the control panel.
When you change video settings, you should be able to see the
effect on the screen immediately.
■
Try pressing Auto on the remote control or the Enter button on
the control panel to automatically reset the video settings.
■
There may be dirt or smears on the lens. Clean the lens as
described on page 77.
If you don’t like the new
settings, you can always select
Reset to return to the factory
default settings.
The image vibrates, flickers, or has vertical lines.
note
Images will be projected more
vividly if you adjust the
Tracking before the Sync.
If you’re projecting from a computer, try pressing Auto on the remote
control or Enter on the control panel. This resets the computer
display settings automatically. If that doesn’t work, adjust the
Tracking and Sync using the buttons on the control panel. Hold
down the button until your image looks correct. It is best to project a
gray screen (or the Windows exit screen) when you adjust these
settings. You can also change the Tracking and Sync settings through
the Video menu (see page 64).
The image quality is poor on a laptop computer.
The video signal may be split between the computer and the projector.
If you notice a decline in the projected image quality when the image
is displayed simultaneously on your laptop computer and the
projector, turn off the laptop LCD display.
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The colors of the image are not right or the image is dark.
■
Try adjusting the brightness and contrast in the Video menu.
■
The color balance may be incorrect. If you’re displaying a
computer image, use the Gamma option in the Video menu to
adjust the balance of red, green, and blue. If you’re displaying
video, adjust the Color, Tint, and Gamma settings. Also try
adjusting the Color Setting option in the Advanced menu.
■
Make sure the RGB cable is connected correctly.
■
Try adjusting the Brightness and Contrast settings on the Video
menu. (See page 64.)
■
Check your computer display settings to correct the color balance.
■
It may be time to replace the lamp. When the lamp is nearing the
end of its life, the image will appear dark and start to deteriorate.
There is no sound.
■
First check that the volume is not turned all the way down and
that the audio cable is securely attached to both the projector and
the audio source.
■
Make sure the A/V Mute button is not enabled.
■
If you’re using a VCR or other video source, make sure the
volume is not turned all the way down. Also, make sure the cables
are connected correctly, as described in Chapter 1.
■
If your presentation includes computer audio, make sure the
volume controls on your computer are not turned all the way
down or set to Mute. Make sure the audio cable is securely
connected to the projector and your computer’s
headphone
jack or
audio out jack.
■
The wrong source may be selected. Press the Computer or Video
button on the control panel—or the Comp1, Comp2/YCbCr or
Video button on the remote control—to select the proper source.
Solving Problems 91
Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical assistance through electronic support
services, as listed in the following table:
Service
Access
World Wide Web
Technical Support
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s
product support page at
http://support.epson.com. After selecting
your product, you can access troubleshooting
information, download product
documentation, and receive technical advice
through e-mail.
Presenters Online
Access tips, templates, and training for
developing successful presentations at
http://www.presentersonline.com
Telephone Support Services
To use the EPSON PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661
and enter the PIN on the EPSON PrivateLine Support card included
in your Owner’s Kit. This is the fastest way to speak to a live
representative, and it’s free. This service is available 6 AM to 6 PM,
Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, for the duration of your
warranty period.
note
You can purchase screens,
carrying cases, or other
accessories from EPSON by
calling (800) 873-7766, or
visit the EPSON Store at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S.
sales only). In Canada, please
call (800) 463-7766 for
dealer referral.
To see our full line of
multimedia projectors, go to
www.epson.com/mul_proj.
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You may also speak to a projector support specialist by dialing one of
these numbers (toll or long distance charges may apply):
■
U.S.: (562) 276-4394, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
■
Canada: (905) 709-3839, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
■
Product name (EPSON PowerLite 8200i or 9100i)
■
Product serial number (located on the bottom of the projector)
■
Video source (computer, DVD player, etc.) and how it’s
connected
■
Description of the problem
6
Technical Specifications
General
Type of display
Poly-silicon Thin Film Transistor (TFT)
Size of liquid
crystal panels
Diagonal: 1.3 inches (34 mm)
Lens
8200i: F=1.7–2.3, f=49–63 mm
9100i: F=1.8–2.4, f=49–69 mm
Resolution
8200i: 1024 × 768 pixels
9100i: 1280 × 1024 pixels
Color reproduction
24 bit, 16.7 million colors
Brightness
8200i: 3500 lumens (ANSI)
9100i: 2400 lumens (ANSI)
Contrast ratio
8200i: 600 : 1
9100i: 300 : 1
Image size
8200i:
Wide angle: 28 to 300 inches
(at 3.3 to 37.3 feet distance)
Tele angle: 21 to 300 inches
(at 3.1 to 48.1 feet distance)
9100i:
Wide angle: 30 to 320 inches
(at 3.6 to 36.7 feet distance)
Tele angle: 20 to 300 inches
(at 4.6 to 51.8 feet distance)
Projection distance
8200i: 3.1 to 48.1 feet
(0.9 to 14.6 meters)
9100i: 3.6 to 51.8 feet
(1.1 to 15.8 meters)
Projection methods
Front, rear, upside-down (ceiling mount)
Technical Specifications 93
Internal speaker
system
2 × 3 W 8 (ohm) speakers
Optical aspect ratio
4:3 (horizontal : vertical)
Zoom ratio
8200i: 1:1.3
9100i: 1:1.4
Manual lens shift
0 to 10 degrees
Keystone correction
angle
±
30° (ratio: 10.0 to 5.5)
Projection Lamp
Type
UHE (Ultra High Efficiency)
Power consumption
230 W
Lamp life
About 2000 hours
Part number
ELPLP11
Remote Control
Range
32.8 feet (10 meters)
Batteries
Alkaline AA (2)
Mouse Compatibility
Supports PS/2, USB, serial, ADB
Remote IR Receiver
Supports EPSON Remote IR Receiver, 10-foot cable (typical use for
rear screen projection)
Dimensions
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Technical Specifications
Height
6.1 inches (157 mm)
Width
12 inches (305 mm)
Depth
18.7 inches (475 mm)
Weight
18.3 lb (8.3 kg)
Electrical
Rated frequency
50/60 Hz
Power supply
100 to 120 VAC, 4.0 A
200 to 240 VAC, 2.0 A
Power consumption
Operating: 350 W
Sleep mode: 15 W
Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 41 to 104° F (5 to 40° C),
non-condensing
Storage: 14 to 140° F (–10 to 60° C),
non-condensing
Humidity
Operating: 20 to 80% RH,
non-condensing
Storage: 10 to 90% RH,
non-condensing
Safety
United States
FCC Part 15B Class B
UL1950 Rev. 3
Canada
DOC SOR/88-475
CSA C22.2 No. 950 Rev. 3
CE Marking
Directive 89/336/EEC
EN 55022 Class B
EN 50082-1
Directive 73/23/EEC
EN 60950
Compatible Video Formats
The projector supports the following international video standards:
NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, PAL-M, PAL-N, and SECAM. In
addition, the projector supports the computer monitor display
formats listed below. To project images output from a computer, the
computer’s video card must be set at a refresh rate (vertical frequency)
that’s compatible with the projector; see the following table.
note
The frequencies of some
computers may not allow
images to be displayed
correctly; see your computer’s
documentation for details.
Technical Specifications 95
Frequency
Projector model
Mode
Resolution
H
(KHz)
PC (RGB) compatible modes
VGACGA
VGAEGA
640 x 400
640 x 350
31.46
31.46
70
70
25.175
25.175
1024 x 640 **
1024 x 560 **
1366 x 854 **
1366 x 748 **
NEC400
640 x 400
24.83
56.65
21.053
1024 x 640 **
1366 x 854 **
VGA60
VGA72
VGA75
VGA85
VGA100
VGA120
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
31.469
37.861
37.5
48.269
51
61
59.94
72.809
75
85.008
100
120
25.175
31.5
31.5
36
42.5
50.8
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
SVGA56
SVGA60
SVGA72
SVGA75
SVGA85
SVGA100
SVGA120
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
35.156
37.879
48.077
46.875
53.674
63
76
56.25
60.317
72.188
75
85.061
100
120
36
40
50
49.5
56.25
67
80
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
XGA43i
XGA60
XGA70
XGA75
XGA85
XGA100
XGA120
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
35.522
48.363
56.476
60.023
68.677
81
97
86.958
60.004
70.069
75.029
84.997
100
120
44.9
65
75
78.75
94.5
111
133
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
SXGA1-70
SXGA1-75
SXGA1-85
SXGA1-100
1152 x 864
1152 x 864
1152 x 864
1152 x 864
63.851
67.5
77.094
90
70.012
75
84.999
100
94.5
108
121.5
144
1024 x 768 *
1024 x 768 *
1024 x 768 *
1024 x 768 *
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
SXGA2-60
SXGA2-75
SXGA2-85
1280 x 960
1280 x 960
1280 x 960
60
75
85.938
60
75
85.002
108
126
148.5
1024 x 768 *
1024 x 768 *
1024 x 768 *
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
SXGA3-43i
SXGA3-60
SXGA3-75
SXGA3-85
1280 x 1024
1280 x 1024
1280 x 1024
1280 x 1024
46.433
63.981
79.976
91.146
86.871
60.02
75.025
85.024
78.75
108
135
157.5
960 x 768 *
960 x 768 *
960 x 768 *
960 x 768 *
1280 x 1024
1280 x 1024
1280 x 1024
1280 x 1024
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Technical Specifications
V
(Hz)
Pixel
(MHz)
8200i
9100i
Frequency
Projector model
Resolution
H
(KHz)
8200i
9100i
UXGA48i
UXGA60
UXGA65
UXGA70
UXGA75
UXGA80
UXGA85
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
62.5
75
81.25
87.5
93.75
100
106.25
48.04
60
65
70
75
80
85
135
162
175.5
189
202.5
216
229.5
1024 x 768 *
1024 x 768 *
1024 x 768 *
1024 x 768 *
1024 x 768 *
1024 x 768 *
1024 x 768 *
1366 x 1024 *
1366 x 1024 *
1366 x 1024 *
1366 x 1024 *
1366 x 1024 *
1366 x 1024 *
1366 x 1024 *
MACLC 13
MAC II 13
iMAC VGA
iMAC SVGA
MAC16
MAC19-60
MAC19-75
iMAC XGA
MAC21
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
800 x 600
832 x 624
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1152 x 870
34.975
35
60.49
60.33
49.725
48.193
60.241
60
68.682
66.62
66.67
117
95
74.55
59.28
74.93
75
75.062
31.33
30.24
50.39
62.62
57.28
64
80
78.7
100
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768 **
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1016 x 768 *
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1366 x 1024 **
1356 x 1024 **
PC (YUV) compatible modes
HDTV480P
HDTV480i
HDTV720P***
HDTV1080P ***
HDTV1080i ***
720 x 483
720 x 487
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
31.469
15.734
44.955
67.433
33.716
59.94
59.94
59.94
59.94
59.94
27
13.5
74.176
148.352
74.176
1024 x 768 *
1024 x 768 *
1024 x 576 *
1024 x 576 *
1024 x 576 *
1366 x 1024 *
1366 x 1024 *
1366 x 768 *
1366 x 768 *
1366 x 768 *
Video compatible modes
NTSC (SXGA) ***
NTSC (XGA) ***
PAL (SXGA) ***
PAL (XGA) ***
SECAM (SXGA) ***
SECAM (XGA) ***
1366 x 438
1024 x 435
1366 x 512
1024 x 512
1366 x 512
1024 x 512
15.734
15.734
15.625
15.625
15.625
15.625
60
60
50
50
50
50
28.486
20.89
28.846
21.154
28.846
21.154
—
1024 x 768 *
—
1024 x 768 *
—
1024 x 768 *
1366 x 1024 *
—
1366 x 1024 *
—
1366 x 1024 *
—
Mode
V
(Hz)
Pixel
(MHz)
* Resize mode (those without asterisks are native mode).
** Although resize mode is shown, Windows mode is also available.
***Select 4:3 or 16:9 mode as the Aspect Ratio setting in the Video menu; see page 64 for instructions.
Technical Specifications 97
Interface Connectors
DVI / VGA
switch
DVI connector
VGA (video in) connector
Computer 1
BNC connectors (for
Computer 2 or component
video)
Computer 2 /Component Video
remote IR
receiver connector
Mouse/Com
connector
R/Cr/Pr
G/Y
B/Cb/Pb
H/C Sync
Audio connector
Audio
Remote
S-Video
S-Audio/Audio2
Video
L-Audio-R
audio connectors for
composite video
Monitor Out
Stack Out
Monitor Out connector
Stack Out connector
S-Video and BNC
audio connectors
Technical Specifications
composite video
connector
Mouse/Com
S-Video connector
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V Sync
Computer Video Port Pin Assignments
The Computer 1 analog port (the VGA port on the right side of the
projector) and the Monitor Out port are female video RGB, 15-pin
micro-D-style connectors. Here are their pin assignments:
Pin no.
Computer 1 port
Monitor Out port
1
Red video
Red out / red video
2
Green video
Green out / green video
3
Blue video
Blue out / blue video
4
Monitor (ID bit 2)
Reserved
5
GND
GND
6
Red video GND
GND
7
Green video GND
GND
8
Blue video GND
GND
9
+5 V
Reserved
10
Synchronous GND
GND
11
Monitor (ID bit 0)
Reserved
12
SDA
Reserved
13
Horizontal sync
Horizontal sync
14
Vertical sync
Vertical sync
15
Reserved
Vertical sync
Technical Specifications 99
Image Size and Projection Distance
note
The formulas given here are
for when the projector is
placed flat, without tilting it
up at the screen (see page 14).
If you tilt it up by extending
the feet or use electronic
keystone correction, your
image size may vary.
Use the formulas given below either to find out how large your image
will be when you know the distance from the projector to the screen,
or to find out how far from the screen to place the projector if you
want an image of a certain size. Since the size of the image can be
changed by rotating the zoom ring, formulas are given for calculating
both the minimum and maximum sizes.
Standard Lens
To determine the diagonal size of an image when you know the
projection distance:
■
Inches:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.6676 × projection distance) + 1.8
Minimum diagonal size = (0.5173 × projection distance) + 1.4
■
Centimeters:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.6676 × projection distance) + 4.6
Minimum diagonal size = (0.5173 × projection distance) + 3.6
To determine the projection distance when you know the diagonal
size of the screen image:
■
Inches:
Maximum projection distance = (1.498 × diagonal size) – 2.7
Minimum projection distance = (1.933 × diagonal size) – 2.7
■
Centimeters:
Maximum projection distance = (1.498 × diagonal size) – 6.9
Minimum projection distance = (1.933 × diagonal size) – 6.9
Long Throw Zoom Lens (ELPLL02)
To determine the diagonal size of an image when you know the
projection distance:
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■
Inches:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.487 × projection distance) + 2.3
Minimum diagonal size = (0.286 × projection distance) + 1.5
■
Centimeters:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.487 × projection distance) + 5.9
Minimum diagonal size = (0.286 × projection distance) + 3.7
To determine the projection distance when you know the diagonal
size of the screen image:
■
Inches:
Maximum projection distance = (3.492 × diagonal size) – 5.1
Minimum projection distance = (2.053 × diagonal size) – 4.8
■
Centimeters:
Maximum projection distance = (3.492 × diagonal size) – 12.9
Minimum projection distance = (2.053 × diagonal size) – 12.2
Extra Long Throw Zoom Lens (ELPLL03)
To determine the diagonal size of an image when you know the
projection distance:
■
Inches:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.231 × projection distance) + 2.2
Minimum diagonal size = (0.171 × projection distance) + 1.7
■
Centimeters:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.231 × projection distance) + 5.7
Minimum diagonal size = (0.171 × projection distance) + 4.2
To determine the projection distance when you know the diagonal
size of the screen image:
■
Inches:
Maximum projection distance = (4.331 × diagonal size) – 9.7
Minimum projection distance = (5.850 × diagonal size) – 9.7
■
Centimeters:
Maximum projection distance = (4.331 × diagonal size) – 24.6
Minimum projection distance = (5.850 × diagonal size) – 24.6
Technical Specifications 101
Short Throw Zoom Lens (ELPLW01)
To determine the diagonal size of an image when you know the
projection distance:
■
Inches:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.876 × projection distance) + 3.8
Minimum diagonal size = (0.730 × projection distance) + 3.0
■
Centimeters:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.876 × projection distance) + 9.6
Minimum diagonal size = (0.730 × projection distance) + 7.7
To determine the projection distance when you know the diagonal
size of the screen image:
■
Inches:
Maximum projection distance = (1.369 × diagonal size) – 4.1
Minimum projection distance = (1.142 × diagonal size) – 4.3
■
Centimeters:
Maximum projection distance = (1.369 × diagonal size) – 10.5
Minimum projection distance = (1.142 × diagonal size) – 11.0
Fixed Short Throw Lens (ELPLR01)
To determine the diagonal size of an image when you know the
projection distance:
■
Inches:
Diagonal size = (1.239 × projection distance) + 3.4
■
Centimeters:
Diagonal size = (1.239 × projection distance) + 8.7
To determine the projection distance when you know the diagonal
size of the screen image:
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■
Inches:
Projection distance = (0.807 × diagonal size) – 2.8
■
Centimeters:
Projection distance = (0.807 × diagonal size) – 7.0
7
Notices
T
his chapter includes safety instructions and other important
information about your EPSON PowerLite projector.
Important Safety Instructions
Follow these safety instructions when setting up and using the
projector:
■
Do not place the projector on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
■
Do not use the projector near water or sources of heat.
■
Use attachments only as recommended.
■
Use the type of power source indicated on the projector. If you are
not sure of the power available, consult your dealer or power
company.
■
Place the projector near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily
unplugged.
Placez le projecteur près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche peut être
débranchée facilement.
■
Insert the projector’s three-wire grounding-type plug into a
properly grounded outlet. If you have a two-prong outlet, contact
an electrician to replace it. Do not hold the plug with wet hands.
■
Take the following precautions for the plug. Failure to comply
with these precautions could result in sparks or fire: Do not insert
the plug into an outlet with dust present. Insert the plug firmly
into the outlet.
■
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles. This can cause fire or electric shock.
Notices 103
104
Notices
■
Do not place the projector where the cord can be walked on. This
may result in fraying or damage to the plug.
■
Unplug the projector from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use a
damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
■
Do not block the slots and openings in the projector case. They
provide ventilation and prevent the projector from overheating.
Do not operate the projector on a sofa, rug, or other soft surface,
or in a closed-in cabinet unless proper ventilation is provided.
■
Never push objects of any kind through cabinet slots. Never spill
liquid of any kind into the projector.
■
Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do not
attempt to service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel. Opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltages and other hazards.
■
Unplug the projector during lightning storms or when it will not
be used for extended periods.
■
Do not place the projector and remote control on top of
heat-producing equipment or in a hot location.
■
Unplug the projector from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions: When
the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed. If liquid has been
spilled into the projector, or if it has been exposed to rain or
water. If it does not operate normally when you follow the
operating instructions, or if it exhibits a distinct change in
performance, indicating a need for service. If it has been dropped
or the housing has been damaged.
■
If you use the projector in a country other than where you
purchased it, use the correct power cable for that country.
Remote Control Information
You can operate the projector by remote control via a line-of-sight
infrared (IR) receiver at the front and rear of the projector. The
projector may not respond to remote control commands under the
following conditions:
■
There is an object between the remote control IR emitter and the
IR receiver on the projector.
■
Ambient light is too bright.
■
Certain types of fluorescent lighting are used.
■
A strong light source shines into the IR receiver.
■
Other equipment that emits infrared energy, such as a radiant
room heater, is in the room.
These conditions commonly cause problems for most
infrared-controlled equipment. Try the following:
■
The remote control batteries may be low on power; replace them.
■
Dim the ambient lighting and/or turn off any fluorescent lights.
■
Close any window coverings and/or move the projector out of
direct sunlight.
■
Turn off other equipment that emits infrared energy.
If the remote control still does not work properly, remember you can
always control your computer-based presentation directly from the
computer, even in an environment containing one of the conditions
listed above.
Notices 105
Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15
Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or
CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B
Personal Computers
We:
Located at:
Tel:
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
MS: 3-13
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
(562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein,
complies with 47CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B
digital device. Each product marketed, is identical to the
representative unit tested and found to be compliant with the
standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the equipment
being produced can be expected to be within the variation accepted,
due to quantity production and testing on a statistical basis as required
by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
EPSON
Type of Product: LCD Projector
Model:
106
Notices
EMP-8200/ELP-8200
EMP-9100/ELP-9100
FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this
equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause
interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this
equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded
equipment interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than
one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
Notices 107
Warranty
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty
Basic Two-Year Warranty and 90-Day Lamp Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“EPSON”) warrants to the first end
user customer of the EPSON product enclosed with this limited warranty
statement that the product, if purchased and used in the United States or
Canada, conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications and will be free from
defects in workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years from the
date of original purchase (except that the warranty period is 90 days for
projector lamps).
What EPSON Will Do To Correct Problems: If you elect carry-in warranty
service, please bring the product securely packaged in its original container or
an equivalent, along with proof of the date of original purchase, to your
EPSON Dealer or EPSON Customer Care Center. EPSON will, at its
option, repair or replace on an exchange basis the defective unit, without
charge for parts or labor. When warranty service involves the exchange of the
product or of a part, the item replaced becomes EPSON property. The
exchanged product or part may be new or previously repaired to the EPSON
standard of quality. Exchange or replacement products or parts assume the
remaining warranty period of the product covered by this limited warranty.
However, each replacement lamp carries the limited 90-day warranty stated
above.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty covers only normal
consumer use in the United States and Canada. For lamps, 24-hour-per-day
use causes unusual strain and is not considered normal use. This warranty
does not cover consumables (e.g., fuses), other than lamps. EPSON is not
responsible for warranty service should the EPSON label or logo or the rating
label or serial number be removed or should the product fail to be properly
maintained or fail to function properly as a result of misuse, abuse, improper
installation, neglect, improper shipping, damage caused by disasters such as
fire, flood, and lightning, improper electrical current, software problems,
interaction with non-EPSON products, or service other than by an EPSON
Authorized Servicer. Postage, insurance, or shipping costs incurred in
presenting your EPSON product for carry-in warranty service are your
responsibility. If a claimed defect cannot be identified or reproduced in
service, you will be held responsible for costs incurred.
108
Notices
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS
APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE
LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE.
UNLESS STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENTS OR
REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR FIRM
ARE VOID. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS WRITTEN
WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS
AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE,
OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR
INABILITY TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER
RESULTING FROM BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER
LEGAL THEORY. IF THE REMEDY ABOVE FAILS, EPSON’S
ENTIRE LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO A REFUND OF THE
PRICE PAID FOR THE EPSON PRODUCTS COVERED BY THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts and some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions
may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights, which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
To locate the Authorized EPSON Servicer nearest you, call the EPSON
ConnectionSM at (800) 637-7661 + PIN or (562) 276-4394 in the U.S. and
(905) 709-3839 in Canada or write to: Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box
93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-3012.
Notices 109
110
Notices
Index
A
C
A/V Mute
button, 52, 74, 91
menu option, 70
About menu, 60, 75
Accessories, 4 to 5, 92
Adobe Acrobat Reader, 7
Advanced menu, 60, 69, 71 to 72
Air filter
cleaning, 78 to 79
replacing, 78 to 79
ANSI lumens, 1, 93
Arrow tool, using, 54
Aspect ratio, 94
Audio
adjusting volume, 51
cable, 10, 20, 23, 28, 32, 36 to 37
connecting desktop, 20, 28
connecting laptop, 23
connecting PowerBook, 32
menu, 59, 67
problems, 91
Auto button, 47
Cables, 5, 9 to 11
Camcorder, 1, 15
Capture menu, 60, 72 to 73
Capturing image, 72 to 74
Carrying case, 4, 9, 82
Case, cleaning, 78
CE Marking, 95
Ceiling mount, 5
Ceiling, hanging the projector from, 72
Cleaning
air filter, 78 to 79
lens, 77
projector case, 78
Color menu option, 64
Color noise, 1
Color Setting option, 71
Comp2 Sync Termination, 71
Comp2/YCbCr button, 87, 91
Component video, 35, 37
Composite video, 35
Computer connector pin assignments, 99
Computer settings, saving, 66
Computer video cable, 10, 17 to 18, 20 to 21,
24 to 25, 29 to 30
Computer, adjusting projected image for,
63 to 65
Connecting projector
to a BNC computer, 33
to a desktop Macintosh, 24 to 28
to a desktop PC, 17 to 20
to a DVI source, 33 to 34
to a high-end workstation, 34
to a laptop PC, 20 to 23
to a PowerBook, 29 to 32
to a video source, 35 to 37
Connector pin assignments, 99
Contrast option, 64
Contrast ratio, 93
CRT/LCD, 43, 88
B
Bar tool
changing, 68
using, 55
Bass, 67
Batteries, installing, 12, 86
BNC
cable, 10, 11, 33, 37
format, 70
option, 70, 87
signal, 11
Box tool
changing, 68
using, 54 to 55
Brightness option, 64
Brightness, projector, 93
Index 111
Cursor speed, 69
Cursor/stamp tool
changing, 68
using, 54
D
Declaration of Conformity, 106
Default settings, 76
Desktop adapter, Macintosh, 10, 24 to 25,
29 to 30
Desktop computer, connecting projector to,
17 to 20, 24 to 28
Digital camera, 1, 15
Digital noise reduction, 1
Digital video cables, 5
DIP switches, 25, 30
Distance from projector to screen, 13 to 14,
100 to 102
Drawing on the screen, 53 to 55
Drawing tools, customizing, 68 to 69
DVD, 1, 15, 35
DVI, 11, 33 to 34
E
Effect menu, 59, 68 to 69
Electrical specifications, 95
Electronic manuals, 7
E-mail support, 92
EMP Link V, 4, 10, 18 to 19, 22 to 23,
27 to 28, 31 to 32
Enter button, 49 to 50
Environmental specifications, 95
EPSON
accessories, 4 to 5, 92
help, 92
PrivateLine Support, 3, 92
technical support, 3, 92
Esc button, 50, 54 to 55, 62
Extra long throw zoom lens, 4, 101
E-Zoom button, 45, 50
112
Index
F
FCC compliance statement, 107
Fixed short throw lens, 5, 102
Fn key, 43, 88
Focus ring, 44
Focusing, 44
Foot release levers, 46 to 47
Freeze button, 52
Frequency option, 75
G
Gamma option, 64
H
HDTV, 2, 35, 97
Height of image, adjusting, 46 to 47
Help button, 57
Help system, using, 57
Help, EPSON, 2 to 3, 92
High-end workstation, 34
I
Image
adjusting, 44 to 48, 63 to 65
capturing, 72 to 74
correcting shape of, 47, 90
height, adjusting, 46 to 47
help, 57
positioning, 46 to 47, 64
problems, 87 to 91
raising, 46 to 47
resizing, 45
shape, correcting, 47, 90
size and distance from screen, 13,
100 to 102
size range, 93
turning off, 52
zooming, 45, 50
Internet, 92
K
M
Kensington security lock, 5, 14
Keystone button, 47, 90
Keystone correction, 47, 70, 90, 94
Macintosh
adapter set, 10
connecting projector to, 24 to 32
desktop adapter, 10, 24 to 25, 29 to 30
monitor adapter, 10, 24 to 25
mouse cable, 10, 27 to 28, 31 to 32
serial cable, 10, 27 to 28, 31 to 32
video out cable, 29 to 30
Main cable, 10, 18 to 19, 22 to 23, 27 to 28,
31 to 32
Main menu, 60 to 62
Manuals, 7
Menus
About, 60, 75
Advanced, 60, 69, 71 to 72
Audio, 59, 67
Capture, 60, 72 to 73
changing settings, 59 to 62
Effect, 59, 68 to 69
Main, 60 to 62
Reset All, 60, 76
Setting, 60, 69 to 70
User’s Logo, 72 to 73
using, 59 to 62
Video, 59, 63 to 65
Monitor adapter, Macintosh, 10, 24 to 25
Monitor cable, 17, 24 to 26
Monitor Out pin assignments, 99
Mouse cable
Macintosh, 10, 27 to 28, 31 to 32
PS/2, 10, 18 to 19, 22 to 23
serial, 10, 19
L
Lamp
light, 56, 84 to 85
number of hours used, 75
replacing, 80 to 81
specifications, 94
timer, resetting, 82
Lamp ON Time option, 75
Language menu option, 71
Language setting, 57
Laptop computer
connecting to, 20 to 23, 29 to 32
displaying on, 43, 88, 90
Lens
accessories, 4 to 5
cleaning, 77
extra long throw zoom, 4, 101
fixed short throw, 5, 102
long throw zoom, 4, 100 to 101
short throw zoom, 4, 102
specifications, 93
standard, 100
Lens shift knob, 46
Light button, 48
Lights, status, 56, 84 to 86
Lines, drawing on screen, 55
Logo, saving on projector, 72 to 74
Long throw zoom lens, 4, 100 to 101
Lumens, 1, 93
Index 113
N
No Signal message, 40 to 41, 70, 74, 87
Noise reduction, 1
NTSC, 2, 35, 95 to 97
Numbered buttons on remote control, 53
O
Online Help, 2
Options for the projector, 4 to 5
P
P in P
button, 52 to 53
option, 70
PAL, 2, 35, 95 to 97
PC serial cable, 10, 17 to 19, 22 to 23
PC serial mouse cable, 10, 19
Picture in picture, 52 to 53, 70
Pin assignments, connector, 99
Position option, 64, 66
Positioning image, 44 to 47, 64
Positioning the projector, 13 to 14, 100 to 102
Power
button, 40, 58, 87
consumption, 95
cord, 40
light, 40 to 41, 56, 58, 84 to 85
supply, 95
PowerBook, connecting projector to, 29 to 32
Presenters Online, 2, 92
Preset
button, 66
option, 65 to 66
PrivateLine Support, 3, 92
Projection lamp light, 56, 84 to 85
114
Index
Projector
carrying case, 4, 9, 82
cleaning, 78
connecting, 15 to 37
distance from screen, 13 to 14, 93,
100 to 102
feet, 46 to 47
hanging from the ceiling, 72
lamp specifications, 94
positioning, 13 to 14, 100 to 102
problems, 84 to 86
registering, 3 to 4
resolution, 1, 64, 66, 75, 93
setting up, 9 to 37
shutting off, 58
status lights, 84 to 86
transporting, 82
turning off, 58
turning on, 39 to 41
unpacking, 9 to 11
viewing information, 75
Projector case, cleaning, 78
Prompt menu option, 70
PS/2 mouse cable, 10, 18 to 19, 22 to 23
R
Raising image, 46 to 47
RCA
audio cable, 10, 36 to 37
video cable, 10, 35 to 36
Rear projection, 71
Refresh Rate option, 75
Registration, 3 to 4
Remote control
information, 105
light button, 48
problems, 86, 105
specifications, 94
turning on, 48
using, 48 to 50
using as wireless mouse, 49 to 50
Replacing the air filter, 78 to 79
Replacing the lamp, 80 to 81
Reset All menu, 60, 76
Resetting lamp timer, 82
Resetting menu options, 62
Resize button, 45
Resizing image, 45
Resolution, 1, 64, 66, 75, 93
S
Safety instructions, 103 to 104
Screen image
See Image
Screen logo, 72 to 74
Screen, distance from projector, 13 to 14,
100 to 102
SECAM, 2, 35, 95 to 97
Security lock, 5, 14
Serial cable
Macintosh, 10, 27 to 28, 31 to 32
PC, 10, 17 to 19, 22 to 23
Setting menu, 60, 69 to 70
Sharpness option, 64
Short throw zoom lens, 4, 102
SizeWise, 1
Sleep mode, 44, 58, 70
Smooth motion, 1, 65
Sound
adjusting the bass, 67
adjusting the treble, 67
adjusting volume, 51, 67
help, 57
problems, 91
turning off, 52
Source, selecting, 51
Speakers
adjusting the bass, 67
adjusting the treble, 67
adjusting the volume, 67
specifications, 94
Special effects buttons, 53 to 55
Specifications
electrical, 95
environmental, 95
general, 93 to 94
lamp, 94
lens, 93
remote control, 94
safety, 95
Spotlight tool
changing, 68
using, 55
Stamp tool
changing, 68
using, 54
Startup screen
creating, 72 to 74
menu option, 71
Status lights, 56, 84 to 86
Stopping action, 52
Support, 3, 92
SVGA, 1, 95 to 97
S-Video
button, 51
cable, 11, 35, 37
signal, 11, 35
SXGA, 1, 95 to 97
Sync Mode option, 75
Sync option, 64
Sync Polarity option, 75
Synchronization, adjusting, 47 to 48, 64, 90
T
Technical support, 3, 92
Temperature
light, 56, 84 to 86
requirements, 95
Tint option, 64
Tone, adjusting, 67
Tracking option, 64
Tracking Sync signal, 66
Tracking, adjusting, 47 to 48, 64, 90
Transporting projector, 82
Trapezoid image, 90
Treble, 67
Index 115
Troubleshooting
image and sound problems, 87 to 91
projector problems, 84 to 86
remote control problems, 86
Turning off picture, 52
Turning off projector, 58
Turning on projector, 39 to 41
U
Unpacking projector, 9 to 11
USB cable, 10, 18 to 19, 27
User’s Logo menu, 72 to 73
UXGA, 1, 95 to 97
V
VCR, 1, 35 to 37
VGA, 1, 95 to 97
Video
button, 51, 87, 91
display settings, viewing, 75
displaying source, 75
formats, 95 to 97
menus, 59, 63 to 65
port pin assignments, 99
selecting source, 51
signal, 65
Video source, connecting projector to,
35 to 37
Video-out cable, Macintosh, 11, 29 to 30
Volume
adjusting, 51, 67
button, 51
116
Index
W
Warning lights, 56, 84 to 86
Warranty, 3, 108 to 109
Workstations, connecting projector to, 34
World Wide Web, 92
X
XGA, 1, 95 to 97
Z
Zoom ratio, 94
Zoom ring, 45
Zooming image, 45, 50