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W600
Digital Projector
User Manual
Welcome
English
Table of contents
Important safety
instructions .......................3
Introduction......................7
Projector features ................................. 7
Shipping contents................................. 8
Projector exterior view......................... 9
Controls and functions ....................... 10
Personalizing the projector menu display . 42
Shutting down the projector .............. 42
Menu operation.................................. 43
Maintenance ...................51
Care of the projector .......................... 51
Lamp information .............................. 52
Troubleshooting .............58
Positioning your projector .14
Specifications ..................59
Choosing a location............................ 14
Obtaining a preferred projected image
size ..................................................... 15
Projector specifications...................... 59
Dimensions ........................................ 60
Timing chart ...................................... 61
Connection ......................18
Warranty and Copyright
information .....................66
Connecting a computer ...................... 18
Connecting Video source devices ...... 19
Connecting HDMI source devices ..... 20
Operation ........................24
Starting up the projector..................... 24
Using the menus................................. 25
Securing the projector ........................ 25
Utilizing the password function ......... 26
Switching input signal........................ 29
Adjusting the projected image ........... 30
Magnifying and searching for details. 32
Selecting the aspect ratio ................... 32
Optimizing the image......................... 34
Setting the presentation timer ............ 38
Hiding the image................................ 39
Locking control keys.......................... 39
Freezing the image ............................. 40
Utilizing FAQ function ...................... 40
Operating in a high altitude environment..40
Adjusting the sound ........................... 41
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Regulation statements....67
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Important safety instructions
Your projector is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information
technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is important that you
follow the instructions mentioned in this manual and marked on the product.
Safety Instructions
1.
Please read this manual before you
operate your projector. Save it for
future reference.
2.
Do not look straight at the projector
lens during operation. The intense
light beam may damage your eyes.
3.
Refer servicing to qualified service
personnel.
4.
Always open the lens shutter or
remove the lens cap when the
projector lamp is on.
5.
In some countries, the line voltage is
NOT stable. This projector is
designed to operate safely within a
mains voltage between 100 to 240
volts AC, but could fail if power cuts
or surges of 10 volts occur. In areas
where the mains voltage may
fluctuate or cut out, it is
recommended that you connect
your projector through a power
stabilizer, surge protector or
uninterruptible power supply
(UPS).
6.
Do not block the projection lens with
any objects when the projector is
under operation as this could cause
the objects to become heated and
deformed or even cause a fire. To
temporarily turn off the lamp, press
BLANK on the projector or remote
control.
Important safety instructions
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Safety Instructions (Continued)
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7.
The lamp becomes extremely hot
during operation. Allow the
projector to cool for approximately
45 minutes prior to removing the
lamp assembly for replacement.
10.
Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, or table. The
product may fall, sustaining serious
damage.
8.
Do not operate lamps beyond the
rated lamp life. Excessive operation
of lamps beyond the rated life could
cause them to break on rare
occasions.
11.
Do not attempt to disassemble this
projector. There are dangerous high
voltages inside which may cause
death if you should come into
contact with live parts. The only
user serviceable part is the lamp
which has its own removable cover.
Under no circumstances should you
ever undo or remove any other
covers. Refer servicing only to
suitably qualified professional
service personnel.
9.
Never replace the lamp assembly or
any electronic components unless
the projector is unplugged.
12.
When the projector is under
operation, you may sense some
heated air and odor from its
ventilation grill. It is a normal
phenomenon and not a product
defect.
Important safety instructions
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Safety Instructions (Continued)
13.
Do not place this projector in any of
the following environments.
14.
Do not block the ventilation holes.
- Do not place this projector on a blanket,
bedding or any other soft surface.
- Do not cover this projector with a cloth or
any other item.
- Do not place inflammables near the
projector.
- Space that is poorly ventilated or
confined. Allow at least 50 cm clearance
from walls and free flow of air around the
projector.
- Locations where temperatures may
become excessively high, such as the
inside of a car with all windows rolled up.
- Locations where excessive humidity,
dust, or cigarette smoke may contaminate
optical components, shortening the
projector's life span and darkening the
image.
15.
If the ventilation holes are seriously
obstructed, overheating inside the
projector may result in a fire.
Always place the projector on a level,
horizontal surface during operation.
- Do not use if tilted at an angle of more
than 10 degrees left to right, nor at angle
of more than 15 degrees front to back.
Using the projector when it is not fully
horizontal may cause a malfunction of, or
damage to, the lamp.
- Locations near fire alarms
- Locations with an ambient temperature
above 35°C / 95°F
- Locations where the altitudes are higher
than 3000 m (10000 feet).
16.
3000 m
(10000 feet)
Do not stand the projector on end
vertically. Doing so may cause the
projector to fall over, causing injury or
resulting in damage to the projector.
0m
(0 feet)
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Safety Instructions (Continued)
17.
Do not step on the projector or place
any objects upon it. Besides probable
physical damage to the projector,
doing so may result in accidents and
possible injury.
18.
Do not place liquids near or on the
projector. Liquids spilled into the
projector may cause it to fail. If the
projector does become wet, disconnect
it from the power supply's wall socket
and call BenQ to have the projector
serviced.
19.
This product is capable of displaying
inverted images for ceiling mount
installation.
Use only BenQ's Ceiling Mount Kit for
mounting the projector and ensure it
is securely installed.
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Important safety instructions
Ceiling mounting the projector
We want you to have a pleasant
experience using your BenQ projector,
so we need to bring this safety matter
to your attention to prevent possible
damage to person and property.
If you intend to mount your projector
on the ceiling, we strongly recommend
that you use a proper fitting BenQ
projector ceiling mount kit and that
you ensure it is securely and safely
installed.
If you use a non-BenQ brand projector
ceiling mount kit, there is a safety risk
that the projector may fall from the
ceiling due to an improper attachment
through the use of the wrong gauge or
length screws.
You can purchase a BenQ projector
ceiling mount kit from the place you
purchased your BenQ projector. BenQ
recommends that you also purchase a
separate Kensington lock compatible
security cable and attach it securely to
both the Kensington lock slot on the
projector and the base of the ceiling
mount bracket. This will perform the
secondary role of restraining the
projector should its attachment to the
mounting bracket become loose.
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Introduction
Projector features
The projector integrates high-performance optical engine projection and a user-friendly
design to deliver high reliability and ease of use.
The projector offers the following features.
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Dual HDMI (v1.3) inputs
Filter free design to lower maintenance and operating costs
Auto keystone function to correct image keystoning automatically
Brilliant color / UNISHAPE to provide truer, more vibrant colors in picture
Closed captioning to display the dialogue, narration, and sound effects of TV programs
and videos
Variable audio output
Wall color correction allowing projection on surfaces of several predefined colors
Quick auto search speeding up the signal detecting process
Selectable password protected function
3D color management allowing color adjustments to your liking
Selectable quick cooling function making the projector cool in a shorter time
FAQ to troubleshoot operational problems with one quick key press
High quality manual zoom lens
One-key auto-adjustment to display the best picture quality
Adjustable color balance control for data/video display
Ability to display 16.7 million colors
Multi-language On-screen Display (OSD) menus
Switchable normal and economic modes to reduce the power consumption
Built-in speaker providing mixed mono audio when an audio input is connected
Component HDTV compatibility (YPbPr)
HDCP compatibility
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The apparent brightness of the projected image will vary depending on the ambient
lighting conditions, selected input signal contrast/brightness settings, and is directly
proportional to projection distance.
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The lamp brightness will decline over time and may vary within the lamp manufacturers
specifications. This is normal and expected behavior.
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Shipping contents
Carefully unpack and verify that you have all of the items shown below. If any of these
items are missing, please contact your place of purchase.
Standard accessories
The supplied accessories will be suitable for your region, and may differ from those
illustrated.
Projector
(UK)
Remote control with battery
(US)
(KOREA)
(CHINA)
(AU)
(JAPAN)
(EU)
Power cord
VGA cable
W600
Video Projector
Quick Start Guide
2009
P/N: 4J.J1U01.001
Quick start guide
User manual CD
Warranty card*
Optional accessories
1.
2.
Spare lamp kit
Ceiling mount kit
3.
4.
Presentation Plus
Soft Carry Case
5.
RS232 Cable
*The warranty card is only supplied in some specific regions. Please consult your dealer for
detailed information.
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Front/upper side
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Front IR remote sensor
Quick-release button
Projection lens
External control panel
(See "Projector" on page 10 for
details.)
Vent (cool air intake)
Audio speaker
Focus ring and Zoom ring
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11.
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14.
15.
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24.
S-VIDEO input jack
VIDEO input jack
AUDIO input jack (L)
COMPONENT input jacks
AUDIO input jack (R)
COMPUTER PC input sjack
HDMI 1 input jack
HDMI 2 input jack
IR receiver
Rear adjuster foot
Kensington anti-theft lock slot
AUDIO output jack
Quick-release foot
AUDIO input jack
RS-232 control port
USB input jack
AC power cord inlet
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Projector exterior view
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Rear/lower side
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Controls and functions
Projector
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POWER
TEMP
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LAMP
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2.
3.
4.
5.
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9.
POWER indicator light
Lights up or flashes when the projector is
under operation. See "Indicators" on page
57 for details.
MENU/EXIT
Turns on the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
Goes back to previous OSD menu, exits and
saves menu settings.
See "Using the menus" on page 25 for details.
Left/
Starts the FAQ function. See "Utilizing
FAQ function" on page 40 for details.
10.
11.
12.
POWER
Toggles the projector between standby
mode and on.
13.
See "Starting up the projector" on page 24
and "Shutting down the projector" on page
42 for details.
MODE/ENTER
Selects an available picture setup mode.
See "Selecting a picture mode" on page 34
for details.
Enacts the selected On-Screen Display
(OSD) menu item. See "Using the menus"
14.
on page 25 for details.
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BLANK
Used to hide the screen picture. See
"Hiding the image" on page 39 for details.
Keystone/Arrow keys ( / Down)
Manually corrects distorted images resulting
from an angled projection. See "Correcting
keystone" on page 31 for details.
FOCUS/ZOOM Ring
Used to adjust the projected image
appearance. See "Fine-tuning the image
size and clarity" on page 31 for details.
TEMPerature indicator light
Lights up red if the projector's
temperature becomes too high. See
"Indicators" on page 57 for details.
Keystone/Arrow keys ( / Up)
Manually corrects distorted images resulting
from an angled projection. See "Correcting
keystone" on page 31 for details.
LAMP indicator light
Indicates the status of the lamp. Lights up
or flashes when the lamp has developed a
problem. See "Indicators" on page 57 for
details.
AUTO
Automatically determines the best picture
timings for the displayed image. See "Autoadjusting the image" on page 30 for details.
Right/
Activates panel key lock. See "Locking
control keys" on page 39 for details.
When the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu is activated, the #3, #7, #10, and
#13 keys are used as directional arrows to
select the desired menu items and to make
adjustments. See "Using the menus" on
page 25 for details.
SOURCE
Displays the source selection bar. See
"Switching input signal" on page 29 for
details.
1
2
7.
Up cursor/Keystone ( /
)
: Navigates and changes settings in the
OSD. See "Using the menus" on
page 25 for details.
: Manually corrects distorted images
resulting from an angled projection.
See "Correcting keystone" on page
31 for details.
8.
Left cursor/Information ( /
)
: Navigates and changes settings in the
OSD. See "Using the menus" on
page 25 for details.
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IR transmitter
Transmits signal to projector.
LED indicator
Lights only when the key is pressed
11.
POWER ON
Turns on the projector. See "Starting up
the projector" on page 24 for details.
VIDEO
Displays the VIDEO source selection. See
"Switching input signal" on page 29 for details.
COMP
Displays the COMPONENT source
selection. See "Switching input signal" on
page 29 for details.
HDMI 1
Displays the HDMI 1 source selection.
See "Switching input signal" on page 29
for details.
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Remote control
: Starts the INFORMATION function.
MODE/ ENTER
MODE: Choose a suitable preset mode
for usage environment.
ENTER: Enter key for OSD menu.
MENU/ EXIT
MENU: Turns on the On-Screen Display
(OSD) menu.
EXIT: Goes back to previous OSD menu,
exits and saves menu settings.
See "Using the menus" on page 25 for
details.
USER 1/ User 2/ User 3
Select the User memory settings.
Note: User 3 not supported for this
model.
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14.
15.
BRIGHT
Displays the BRIGHTNESS setting bar. See
"Adjusting Brightness" on page 35 for details.
MUTE
Mutes the built-in speaker.
VOLUME +/Adjusts volume. See "Adjusting the
sound level" on page 41 for details.
LIGHT
Turns on or off the remote control backlight
for about 10 seconds. Pressing any other
key while the backlight is on keeps the
backlight on for a further 10 seconds.
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17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
POWER OFF
Turns off the projector. See "Shutting down
the projector" on page 42 for details.
S-VIDEO
Displays the S-VIDEO source selection. See
"Switching input signal" on page 29 for details.
PC
Displays the PC source selection. See "Switching
input signal" on page 29 for details.
HDMI 2
Displays the HDMI 2 source selection. See
"Switching input signal" on page 29 for details.
22.
23.
24.
25.
Right cursor/Panel Key Lock ( / )
: Navigates and changes settings in the
26.
OSD. See "Using the menus" on page
25 for details.
: Activates panel key lock. See "Locking
control keys" on page 39 for details.
27.
Down cursor/Keystone ( /
)
: Navigates and changes settings in the
OSD. See "Using the menus" on page 28.
25 for details.
: Manually corrects distorted images
resulting from an angled projection. 29.
See "Correcting keystone" on page
31 for details.
ASPECT
Select the display aspect ratios. See
"Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 32
for details.
CONTRAST
Displays the CONTRAST setting bar. See
"Adjusting Contrast" on page 35 for details.
SHARP
Displays the SHARPNESS setting bar.
See "Adjusting Sharpness" on page 36 for
details.
TINT
Displays the TINT setting bar. See
"Adjusting Tint" on page 36 for details.
COLOR
Displays the COLOR setting bar. See
"Selecting a Color Temperature" on page
36 for details.
Blank
Hides the screen picture. See "Hiding the
image" on page 39 for details.
Freeze
Freeze/unfreezes the on-screen picture. See
"Freezing the image" on page 40 for details.
TEST
Displays the test pattern.
Remote control effective range
Infra-Red (IR) remote control sensor is located on
the front and the rear of the projector. The remote
control must be held at an angle within 30 degrees
perpendicular to the projector's IR remote control
sensor to function correctly. The distance between
the remote control and the sensor should not
exceed 7 meters (~ 23 feet).
App
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Make sure that there are no obstacles between the
remote control and the IR sensor on the projector
that might obstruct the infra-red beam.
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±15
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Replacing the remote control battery
Remove the battery compartment cover by
sliding the cover in the direction of the
arrow.
2.
Insert the supplied batteries taking note of
the polarity (+/-) as shown here.
3.
Replace the cover.
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1.
Avoid excessive heat and humidity.
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There may be battery damage if the battery is incorrectly replaced.
•
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the battery manufacturer.
•
Dispose of the used battery according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
•
Never throw a battery into a fire. There may be danger of an explosion.
•
If the battery is dead or if you will not be using the remote control for a long time, remove
the battery to prevent damage to the remote control from possible battery leakage.
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Positioning your projector
Choosing a location
Your room layout or personal preference will dictate which installation location you select.
Take into consideration the size and position of your screen, the location of a suitable power
outlet, as well as the location and distance between the projector and the rest of your
equipment.
Your projector is designed to be installed in one of four possible installation locations:
1.
Front Table
Select this location with the projector placed on a table in
front of the screen. This is the most common way to
position the projector for quick setup and portability.
2.
Front Ceiling
Select this location with the projector suspended upsidedown from the ceiling in front of the screen.
Purchase the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mounting Kit from
your dealer to mount your projector on the ceiling.
Set Front Ceiling in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic >
Projector Position menu after you turn the projector on.
3.
Rear Table
Select this location with the projector placed on a table
behind the screen.
Note that a special rear projection screen is required.
Set Rear Table in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic >
Projector Position menu after you turn the projector on.
4.
Rear Ceiling
Select this location with the projector suspended upsidedown from the ceiling behind the screen.
Note that a special rear projection screen and the BenQ
Projector Ceiling Mounting Kit are required for this
installation location.
Set Rear Ceiling in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic >
Projector Position menu after you turn the projector on.
*To set the projector position:
1. Press MENU/EXIT on the projector or remote control
and then press
/
until the SYSTEM SETUP:
Basic menu is highlighted.
2. Press
/
/
to highlight Projector Position and press
until the correct position is selected.
SYSTEM SETUP: Basic
Presentation Timer
Language
Projector Position
Menu Settings
Auto Power Off
Blank Timer
Panel Key Lock
Sleep Timer
Splash Screen
VIDEO
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Front Table
Disable
Disable
Off
Disable
BenQ
MENU
Exit
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Obtaining a preferred projected image size
The distance from the projector lens to the screen, the zoom setting (if available), and the
video format each factors in the projected image size.
16:9 is the native aspect ratio. W600 can project a complete 16:9 (widescreen) image.
The projector should always be placed horizontally level (like flat on a table), and
positioned directly perpendicular (90° right-angle square) to the horizontal center of the
screen. This prevents image distortion caused by angled projections (or projecting onto
angled surfaces).
The modern digital projector does not project directly forward (like older style reel-to-reel
film projectors did). Instead, digital projectors are designed to project at a slightly upward
angle above the horizontal plane of the projector. This is so that they can be readily placed
on a table and will project forward and upwards onto a screen positioned so that the bottom
edge of the screen is above the level of the table (and everyone in the room can see the
screen).
If the projector is mounted on a ceiling, it must be mounted upside-down so that it projects
at a slightly downward angle.
You can see from the diagram on page 17, that this type of projection causes the bottom
edge of the projected image to be vertically offset from the horizontal plane of the projector.
When ceiling mounted, this refers to the top edge of the projected image.
If the projector is positioned further away from the screen, the projected image size
increases, and the vertical offset also increases proportionately.
When determining the position of the screen and projector, you will need to account for
both the projected image size and the vertical offset dimension, which are directly
proportional to the projection distance.
BenQ has provided a table of screen sizes to assist you in determining the ideal location for
your projector. Refer to "W600 projection dimensions" on page 17. There are two
dimensions to consider, the perpendicular horizontal distance from the center of the screen
(projection distance), and the vertical offset height of the projector from the horizontal edge
of the screen (offset).
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How to determine the position of the projector for a
given screen size
1.
2.
Select your screen size.
Refer to the table and find the closest match to your screen size in the left columns
labelled "16:9 screen". Using this value, look across this row to the right to find the
corresponding average distance from screen value in the column labelled "Average".
This is the projection distance.
3.
On that same row, look across to the right column and make note of the "Vertical
offset in mm" value. This will determine the final vertical offset placement of the
projector in relation to the edge of the screen.
4.
The recommended position for the projector is aligned perpendicular to the horizontal
center of the screen, at the distance from the screen determined in step 2 above, and
offset by the value determined in step 3 above.
For example, if you are using a 120-inch screen, the average projection distance is 4358 mm
and with a vertical offset of 269 mm.
If you place the projector in a different position (to that recommended), you will have to tilt
it down or up to center the image on the screen. In these situations, some image distortion
will occur. Use the Keystone function to correct the distortion. See "Correcting keystone"
on page 31 for details.
How to determine the recommended screen size for a
given distance
This method can be used for situations where you have purchased this projector and would
like to know what screen size will fit in your room.
The maximum screen size is limited by the physical space available in your room.
1.
Measure the distance between the projector and where you want to position the
screen. This is the projection distance.
2.
Refer to the table and find the closest match to your measurement in the average
distance from screen column labelled "Average". If the min and max values are
available on the table, check that your measured distance is between the min and max
distances listed on either side of the average distance value.
3.
Using this value, look across that row to the left to find the corresponding screen
diagonal listed in that row. That is the projected image size of the projector at that
projection distance.
4.
On that same row, look across to the right column and make note of the "Vertical
offset in mm" value. This will determine the final placement of the screen in relation
to the horizontal plane of the projector.
For example, if your measured projection distance was 3.5 m (3500 mm), the closest match
in the "Average" column is 3632 mm. Looking across this row shows that a 100-inch screen
is required.
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W600 projection dimensions
Refer to "Dimensions" on page 60 for the center of lens dimensions of this projector before
calculating the appropriate position.
Maximum zoom
Minimum zoom
Screen
Center of lens
Vertical offset
Projection distance
Recommended projection distance
from screen in mm
16:9 screen
diagonal
Height
Min
length
mm
mm
mm
(with max.
zoom)
30
762
664
374
1009
1090
1170
40
1016
886
498
1345
1453
1560
90
50
1270
1107
623
1681
1816
1950
112
60
1524
1328
747
2018
2179
2340
134
80
2032
1771
996
2690
2905
3121
179
100
2540
2214
1245
3363
3632
3901
224
120
3048
2657
1494
4035
4358
4681
269
150
3810
3321
1868
5044
5448
5851
336
200
5080
4428
2491
6726
7263
7801
448
220
5588
4870
2740
7398
7990
8582
493
250
6350
5535
3113
8407
9079
9752
560
300
7620
6641
3736
10088
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672
Inches
Average
Max
length
Vertical
offset in mm
Width
(with min.
zoom)
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There is 5% tolerance among these numbers due to optical component variations. BenQ
recommends that if you intend to permanently install the projector, you should physically test
the projection size and distance using the actual projector before you permanently install it,
so as to make allowance for this projector's optical characteristics. This will help you
determine the exact mounting position so that it best suits your installation location.
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Connection
When connecting a signal source to the projector, be sure to:
1.
Turn all equipment off before making any connections.
2.
Use the correct signal cables for each source.
3.
Ensure the cables are firmly inserted.
In the connections shown below, some cables may not be included with the projector (see
"Shipping contents" on page 8). They are commercially available from electronics stores.
Connecting a computer
Connecting a computer
The projector provides a VGA input socket that allows you to connect it to both IBM®
compatibles and Macintosh® computers. A Mac adapter (an optional accessory) is
needed if you are connecting legacy version Macintosh computers.
To connect the projector to a notebook or desktop computer:
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With a VGA cable:
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With a HDMI cable:
Your computer must be
equipped with a HDMI output
socket.
1.
Take a VGA cable and connect one
end to the D-Sub output socket of
the computer. Connect the other end
of the VGA cable to the
COMPUTER PC signal input
socket on the projector.
1.
Take a HDMI cable and connect one
end to the HDMI socket of the
computer. Connect the other end of
the cable to the HDMI 1 or 2 signal
input socket on the projector.
2.
If you wish to make use of the projector (mixed mono) speaker in your presentations,
take a suitable audio cable and connect one end of the cable to the audio output socket
of the computer, and the other end to the AUDIO socket of the projector. Once
connected, the audio can be controlled by the projector On-Screen Display (OSD)
menus. See "Audio Settings" on page 45 for details.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
Notebook or desktop computer
1
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Connection
2
3
1. Audio cable
2. VGA cable
3. HDMI cable
Many notebooks do
not turn on their
external video ports
when connected to a
projector. Usually a
key combo like FN + F3
or CRT/LCD key turns
the external display on/
off. Locate a function
key labeled CRT/LCD
or a function key with a
monitor symbol on the
notebook. Press FN
and the labeled
function key
simultaneously. Refer
to your notebook's
documentation to find
your notebook's key
combination.
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Connecting Video source devices
You can connect your projector to various Video source devices that provide any one of the
following output sockets:
• HDMI
• Component Video
• S-Video
• Video (composite)
You need only connect the projector to a Video source device using just one of the above
connecting methods, however each provides a different level of video quality. The method
you choose will most likely depend upon the availability of matching terminals on both the
projector and the Video source device as described below:
Best video quality
The best available video connection method is HDMI. If your source device is equipped
with a HDMI socket, you can enjoy uncompressed digital video quality.
See "Connecting HDMI source devices" on page 20 for how to connect the projector to a
HDMI source device and other details.
If no HDMI source is available, the next best video signal is Component Video (not to be
confused with composite Video). Digital TV tuners and DVD players output Component
Video natively, so if available on your devices, they should be your connection method of
choice in preference to S-Video or (composite) Video.
See "Connecting Component Video source devices" on page 21 for how to connect the
projector to a Component Video device.
Better video quality
The S-Video method provides a better quality analog video than standard composite Video.
If you have both composite Video and S-Video output terminals on your Video source
device, you should elect to use the S-Video option.
Least video quality
Composite Video is an analog video and will result in a perfectly acceptable, but less than
optimal result from your projector, being the least video quality of the available methods
described here.
See "Connecting S-Video source devices" on page 22 for how to connect the projector to an
S-Video or Video device.
Connecting Audio
The projector has a built-in mono speaker which is designed to provide basic audio
functionality accompanying data presentations for business purposes only. They are not
designed for, nor intended for stereo audio reproduction use as might be expected in home
theater or home cinema applications. Any stereo audio input (if provided), is mixed into a
common mono audio output through the projector speakers.
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Connecting HDMI source devices
The projector provides a HDMI input socket that allows you to connect it to a HDMI source
device like a DVD player, a DTV tuner or a display.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) supports uncompressed video data
transmission between compatible devices like DTV tuners, DVD players and displays over
a single cable. It provides pure digital viewing and listening experience.
Examine your Video source device to determine if it has a set of unused HDMI output
sockets available:
•
•
If so, you can continue with this procedure.
If not, you will need to reassess which method you can use to connect to the device.
To connect the projector to an HDMI source device:
1.
Take a HDMI cable and connect one end to the HDMI output socket of the HDMI
source device. Connect the other end of the cable to the HDMI 1 or 2 signal input
socket on the projector. Once connected, the audio can be controlled by the projector
On-Screen Display (OSD) menus. See "Audio Settings" on page 45 for details.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
AV device
HDMI
HDMI
HDMI cable
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•
In the unlikely event that you connect the projector to a DVD player and the projected
picture displays wrong colors, please change the color space. See "Changing Color
Space" on page 29 for details.
•
If no signal is detected after establishing the connection, turn off the Quick Auto Search
function in the SOURCE menu. See "Switching input signal" on page 29 for details.
Connection
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Connecting Component Video source devices
Examine your Video source device to determine if it has a set of unused Component Video
output sockets available:
•
•
If so, you can continue with this procedure.
If not, you will need to reassess which method you can use to connect to the device.
To connect the projector to a Component Video source device:
1.
2.
Take a Component Video cable and connect the end with 3 RCA type connectors to
the Component Video output sockets of the Video source device. Match the color of
the plugs to the color of the sockets; green to green, blue to blue, and red to red.
Connect the other end of the Component Video cable to the COMPONENT socket
on the projector. Match the colors of the plugs to the colors of the jacks-green to
green, blue to blue, and red to red.
To connect the projector to an Audio source device:
1.
Take a suitable audio cable and connect one end to the AUDIO OUT jack of the AV
device. Connect the other end of the cable to the AUDIO IN jack on the projector.
Once connected, the audio can be controlled by the projector On-Screen Display
(OSD) menus. See "Audio Settings" on page 45 for details.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
AV device
Component Video cable
Audio cable
•
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct
video source has been selected, check that the Video source device is turned on and
operating correctly. Also check that the signal cables have been connected correctly.
•
If you have already made an HDMI Video connection between the projector and this
Component Video source device using HDMI Video connections, you need not connect to
this device using a Component Video connection as this makes an unnecessary second
connection of poorer picture quality. See "Connecting Video source devices" on page 19
for details.
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Connecting S-Video source devices
Examine your Video source device to determine if it has an unused S-Video output socket
available:
•
•
If so, you can continue with this procedure.
If not, you will need to reassess which method you can use to connect to the device.
To connect the projector to an S-Video source device:
1.
2.
Take an S-Video cable and connect one end to the S-Video output socket of the Video
source device.
Connect the other end of the S-Video cable to the S-VIDEO socket on the projector.
To connect the projector to an Audio source device:
1.
Take a suitable audio cable and connect one end to the AUDIO OUT jack of the AV
device. Connect the other end of the cable to the AUDIO IN jack on the projector.
Once connected, the audio can be controlled by the projector On-Screen Display
(OSD) menus. See "Audio Settings" on page 45 for details.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
AV device
S-Video device
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Audio device
•
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct
video source has been selected, check that the Video source device is turned on and
operating correctly. Also check that the signal cables have been connected correctly.
•
If you have already made a Component Video connection between the projector and this
S-Video source device using Component Video connections, you need not connect to this
device using an S-Video connection as this makes an unnecessary second connection of
poorer picture quality. See "Connecting Video source devices" on page 19 for details.
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Connecting Composite Video source devices
Examine your Video source device to determine if it has a set of unused composite Video
output sockets available:
•
•
If so, you can continue with this procedure.
If not, you will need to reassess which method you can use to connect to the device.
To connect the projector to a composite Video source device:
1.
2.
Take a Video cable and connect one end to the composite Video output socket of the
Video source device.
Connect the other end of the Video cable to the VIDEO socket on the projector.
To connect the projector to an Audio source device:
1.
Take a suitable audio cable and connect one end to the AUDIO OUT jack of the AV
device. Connect the other end of the cable to the AUDIO IN jack on the projector.
Once connected, the audio can be controlled by the projector On-Screen Display
(OSD) menus. See "Audio Settings" on page 45 for details.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
AV device
Video cable
Audio cable
•
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct
video source has been selected, check that the Video source device is turned on and
operating correctly. Also check that the signal cables have been connected correctly.
•
You need only connect to this device using a composite Video connection if HDMI and
Component Video and S-Video inputs are unavailable for use. See "Connecting Video
source devices" on page 19 for details.
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Operation
Starting up the projector
1.
Plug the power cord into the projector and
into a wall socket. Turn on the wall socket
switch (where fitted). Check that the
POWER indicator light on the projector
lights orange after power has been applied.
Please use the original accessories (e.g. power
cable) only with the device to avoid possible
dangers such as electric shock and fire.
2.
Press POWER on the projector
or
remote control
to start the projector
and a start up tone sounds. The POWER
indicator light flashes green and stays
green when the projector is on.
The start up procedure takes about 30
seconds. In the later stage of start up, a
startup logo is projected.
(If necessary) Rotate the focus ring to
adjust the image clearness.
To turn off the ring tone, see "Turning off the Power on/off ring tone" on page 41 for details.
If the projector is still hot from previous activity, it will run the cooling fan for approximately 90
seconds before energizing the lamp.
3.
4.
5.
6.
To use the OSD menus, please set them to your familiar
Please select language
language first. See "Personalizing the projector menu
display" on page 42 for details.
If you are prompted for a password, press the arrow keys
to enter a five digit password. See "Utilizing the
password function" on page 26 for details.
Switch all of the connected equipment on.
The projector will start to search for input signals. The
current input signal being scanned displays in the upper
left corner of the screen. If the projector doesn't detect a
valid signal, the message 'No Signal' will continue
displaying until an input signal is found.
Press Enter to confirm, Exit to leave
You can also press SOURCE on the projector or remote
control to select your desired input signal. See "Switching input signal" on page 29 for
details.
If the frequency/resolution of the input signal exceeds the projector's operating range, you will
see the message 'Out of Range' displayed on a blank screen. Please change to an input signal
which is compatible with the projector's resolution or set the input signal to a lower setting.
See "Timing chart" on page 61 for details.
To maintain the lamp life, once you turn the projector on, wait at least 5 minutes before turning
if off.
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Operation
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Using the menus
The projector is equipped with On-Screen Display (OSD) menus for making various
adjustments and settings.
Below is the overview of the OSD menu.
Main menu icon
Main menu
DISPLAY
Off
Wall Color
Auto
Aspect Ratio
Highlight
Sub-menu
On
Auto Keystone
Keystone
Status
Position
ENTER
Phase
15
Press MENU/
EXIT to the
previous
page or to
exit.
0
H. Size
Digital Zoom
Current input signal
COMPUTER 1/Y Pb Pr 1
MENU Exit
To use the OSD menus, please set them to your familiar language first.
1.
Press MODE/ENTER on the projector or 3.
Press
to highlight Language
remote control to turn the OSD menu on.
and press / to select a
preferred language.
DISPLAY
Wall Color
Aspect Ratio
Auto Keystone
Keystone
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
VIDEO
Off
Auto
On
SYSTEM SETUP: Basic
Presentation Timer
Language
Projector Position
Menu Settings
Auto Power Off
Blank Timer
Panel Key Lock
Sleep Timer
Splash Screen
15
0
MENU
Exit
VIDEO
2.
Use / to highlight the SYSTEM
SETUP: Basic menu.
VIDEO
4.
MENU
Exit
Press MODE/ENTER twice* on
the projector or remote control to
leave and save the settings.
*The first press leads you back to
the main menu and the second
press closes the OSD menu.
SYSTEM SETUP: Basic
Presentation Timer
Language
Projector Position
Menu Settings
Auto Power Off
Blank Timer
Panel Key Lock
Sleep Timer
Splash Screen
English
Front Table
Disable
Disable
Disable
Off
Disable
BenQ
English
Front Table
Disable
Disable
Off
Disable
BenQ
MENU
Exit
Securing the projector
Using a security cable lock
The projector has to be installed in a safe place to prevent theft. Otherwise, purchase a lock,
such as a Kensington lock, to secure the projector. You can locate a Kensington lock slot on
the left side of the projector. See "Kensington anti-theft lock slot" on page 9 for details.
A Kensington security cable lock is usually a combination of key(s) and a lock. Refer to the
lock’s documentation for finding out how to use it.
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Utilizing the password function
For security purposes and to help prevent unauthorized use, the projector includes an option
for setting up password security. The password can be set through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) menu. For details of the OSD menu operation, please refer to "Using the menus" on
page 25.
You will be inconvenienced if you activate the power-on lock functionality and subsequently
forget the password. Print out this manual (if necessary) and write the password you used in
this manual, and keep the manual in a safe place for later recall.
Setting a password
Once a password has been set, the projector cannot be used unless the correct password is
entered every time the projector is started.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security
Settings menu. Press MODE/ENTER. The Security Settings page displays.
Highlight Power on Lock and select On by pressing / .
As pictured to the right, the four arrow keys ( ,
INPUT NEW PASSWORD
, ,
) respectively represent 4 digits (1, 2,
3, 4). According to the password you desire to
set, press the arrow keys to enter five digits for
the password.
Confirm the new password by re-entering the
new password.
Once the password is set, the OSD menu returns
MENU Back
to the Security Settings page.
To activate the Power on Lock function, press / to highlight Power on Lock
and press /
to select On.
The digits being input will display as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password down
here in this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to
you should you ever forget it.
Password: __ __ __ __ __
Keep this manual in a safe place.
6.
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To leave the OSD menu, press MENU/EXIT.
Operation
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If you forget the password
If the password function is activated, you will be asked
to enter the five-digit password every time you turn on
Password Error
the projector. If you enter the wrong password, the
Please Try again.
password error message as pictured to the right
displays lasting for three seconds, and the message
'INPUT PASSWORD' follows. You can retry by
entering another five-digit password, or if you did not
record the password in this manual, and you absolutely do not remember it, you can use the
password recall procedure. See "Entering the password recall procedure" on page 27 for
details.
If you enter an incorrect password 5 times in succession, the projector will automatically
shut down in a short time.
Entering the password recall procedure
1.
2.
3.
Press and hold AUTO on the projector for 3
seconds. The projector will display a coded
number on the screen.
Write down the number and turn off your
projector.
Seek help from the local BenQ service center to
decode the number. You may be required to
provide proof of purchase documentation to
verify that you are an authorized user of the
projector.
RECALL PASSWORD
Please write down the recall code,
and contact BenQ
Customer Center.
Recall code:
12345678
MENU Back
Changing the password
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security
Settings > Change password menu.
Press MODE/ENTER. The message 'INPUT CURRENT PASSWORD' displays.
Enter the old password.
• If the password is correct, another message 'INPUT NEW PASSWORD'
displays.
• If the password is incorrect, the password error message displays lasting for three
seconds, and the message 'INPUT CURRENT PASSWORD' displays for your
retry. You can press MENU/EXIT to cancel the change or try another password.
Enter a new password.
The digits being input will display as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password down
here in this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to
you should you ever forget it.
Password: __ __ __ __ __
Keep this manual in a safe place.
5.
6.
7.
Confirm the new password by re-entering the new password.
You have successfully assigned a new password
to the projector. Remember to enter the new
Password Changed
password next time the projector is started.
To leave the OSD menu, press MENU/EXIT.
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Disabling the password function
To disable password protection, go back to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security
Settings > Power on Lock menu after opening the OSD menu system. Select Off by
pressing / . The message 'INPUT PASSWORD' displays. Enter the current password.
i. If the password is correct, the OSD menu returns to the Security Settings page
with Off show in the row of Power on Lock. You will not have to enter the
password next time you turn on the projector.
ii. If the password is incorrect, the password error message displays lasting for three
seconds, and the message 'INPUT PASSWORD' displays for your retry. You can
press MENU/EXIT to cancel the change or try another password.
Though the password function is disabled, you need to keep the old password in hand should
you ever need to re-activate the password function by entering the old password.
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Switching input signal
The projector can be connected to multiple devices at the same time. However, it can only
display one full screen at a time.
Be sure the Quick Auto Search function in the SOURCE menu is On (which is the default
of this projector) if you want the projector to automatically search for the signals.
You can also manually cycle through the
available input signals.
1.
2.
Press SOURCE on the projector or press
input source directly from the remote
control. A source selection bar displays.
Press / until your desired signal is
selected and press MODE/ENTER.
Once detected, the selected source
information will display on the screen for
seconds. If there is multiple equipment
connected to the projector, repeat steps 1-2
to search for another signal.
•
When SOURCE is activated, the Quick Auto
Search function will be turned off
automatically until restarting the projector.
•
The brightness level of the projected image
will change accordingly when you switch
between different input signals. Data (graphic)
"PC" presentations using mostly static
images are generally brighter than "Video"
using mostly moving images (movies).
PC
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
COMPONENT
VIDEO
•
S-VIDEO
The native display resolution of this projector is in a 16:9 aspect ratio. For best display
picture results, you should select and use an input signal which outputs at this resolution.
Any other resolutions will be scaled by the projector depending upon the 'aspect ratio'
setting, which may cause some image distortion or loss of picture clarity. See "Selecting
the aspect ratio" on page 32 for details.
Changing Color Space
In the unlikely event that you connect the projector to a DVD player via the projector’s
HDMI input and the projected picture displays wrong colors, please change the color space.
To do this:
1.
2.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the SOURCE menu is highlighted.
Press
to highlight Color Space Conversion and press / to select the setting.
This function is only available when the HDMI input socket is in use.
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Adjusting the projected image
Adjusting the projection angle
The projector is equipped with 1 quick-release adjuster foot and 1 rear adjuster foot. These
adjusters change the image height and projection angle. To adjust the projector:
1.
Press the quick-release button and lift the
front of the projector. Once the image is
positioned where you want it, release the
quick-release button to lock the foot in
position.
2.
Screw the rear adjuster foot to fine tune the
horizontal angle.
To retract the foot, hold up the projector while
pressing the quick-release button, then slowly
lower the projector. Screw the rear adjuster foot in
a reverse direction.
1
2
If the projector is not placed on a flat surface or the screen and the projector are not
perpendicular to each other, the projected image becomes trapezoidal. To correct this
situation, see "Correcting keystone" on page 31 for details.
•
Do not look into the lens while the lamp is on. The strong light from the lamp may cause
damage to your eyes.
•
Be careful when you press the adjuster button as it is close to the exhaust vent where hot
air comes from.
Auto-adjusting the image
In some cases, you may need to optimize the picture
quality. To do this, press AUTO on the projector. Within 3
seconds, the built-in Intelligent Auto Adjustment function
will re-adjust the values of Frequency and Clock to
provide the best picture quality.
The current source information will be displayed in the
upper left corner of the screen for 3 seconds.
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•
The screen will be blank while AUTO is functioning.
•
This function is only available when PC signal (analog RGB) is selected.
Operation
1.
English
Fine-tuning the image size and clarity
Adjust the projected image to the size that
you need using the ZOOM ring.
FOCUS
2.
Then sharpen the image by rotating the
FOCUS ring.
FOCUS
Correcting keystone
Keystoning refers to the situation where the projected image is noticeably wider at either the
top or bottom. It occurs when the projector is not perpendicular to the screen.
To correct this, besides adjusting the height of the projector, you can use Auto Keystone or
Keystone manually correct it following one of these steps.
• Using Auto Keystone
It can correct Keystone to optimal status by automatically.
• Using the remote control
1.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press
/ until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
2.
Press
to highlight Auto Keystone and press
/ to select Off to disable Auto
Keystone function.
3.
Press
/
on the projector or remote
control to display the Keystone correction
page. Press
to correct keystoning at
the top of the image. Press
to correct
keystoning at the bottom of the image.
• Using the OSD menu
1.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press
/
until the DISPLAY menu is
highlighted.
2.
Press
to highlight Auto Keystone and
Press
/ .
Press
/ .
press
/ to select Off to disable Auto
Keystone function.
3.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press
/ until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
4.
Press
to highlight Keystone and press MODE/ENTER. The Keystone correction
page displays.
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5.
English
Press
to correct keystoning at the top of the
image or press
to correct keystoning at the
bottom of the image.
KEYSTONE
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MENU Back
Magnifying and searching for details
If you need to find the details on the projected picture, magnify the picture. Use the
direction arrow keys for navigating the picture.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press
/ until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
to highlight Digital Zoom and press MODE/ENTER. The Zoom bar
Press
displays.
Press
on the projector repeatedly to magnify the picture to a desired size.
To navigate the picture, press MODE/ENTER to switch to the paning mode and
press the directional arrows ( , , , ) to navigate the picture.
To reduce size of the picture, press MODE/ENTER to switch back to the zoom in/out
functionality, and press AUTO to restore the picture to its original size. You can also
press
repeatedly until it is restored to the original size.
The picture can only be navigated after the picture is magnified. You can further magnify the
picture while searching for details.
Selecting the aspect ratio
The 'aspect ratio' is the ratio of the image width to the image height. For W600, the default
aspect ratio is 16:9. Most analog TV and computers are in 4:3 ratio, and digital TV and
DVDs are usually in 16:9 ratio.
With the advent of digital signal processing, digital display devices like this projector can
dynamically stretch and scale the image output to a different aspect than that of the image
input signal.
To change the projected image ratio (no matter what aspect the source is):
1.
2.
3.
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Press MENU/EXIT and then press
/ until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
to highlight Aspect Ratio.
Press
Press / to select an aspect ratio to suit the format of the video signal and your
display requirements.
Operation
About the aspect ratio
English
In the pictures below, the black portions are inactive areas and the white portions are active
areas. OSD menus can be displayed on those unused black areas.
1.
2.
Auto:
Scales an image proportionally to fit the
projector's native resolution in its
horizontal width. This is suitable for the
incoming image which is neither in 4:3
nor 16:9 and you want to make most use
of the screen without altering the image's
aspect ratio.
16:10 picture
15:9 picture
Real:
The image is projected as its original
resolution, and resized to fit within the
display area. For input signals with lower
resolutions, the projected image will
display smaller than if resized to full
screen. You could adjust the zoom setting
or move the projector away from the
screen to increase the image size if
necessary. You may also need to refocus
the projector after making these
adjustments.
4:3 picture
16:9 picture
OSD menus can be displayed in the unused
black areas.
3.
4.
4:3:
Scales an image so that it is displayed in
the center of the screen with a 4:3
aspect ratio. This is most suitable for
4:3 images like computer monitors,
standard definition TV and 4:3 images
aspect DVD movies, as it displays them
without aspect alteration.
16:9:
Scales an image so that it is displayed in
the center of the screen with a 16:9
aspect ratio. This is most suitable for
images which are already in a 16:9
aspect, like high definition TV, as it
displays them without aspect alteration.
4:3 picture
16:9 picture
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Optimizing the image
Using Wall Color
In the situation where you are projecting onto a colored surface such as a painted wall which
may not be white, the Wall Color feature can help correct the projected picture’s color to
prevent possible color difference between the source and projected pictures.
To use this function, go to the DISPLAY > Wall Color menu and press / to select a
color which is the closest to the color of the projection surface. There are several
precalibrated colors to choose from: Light Yellow, Pink, Light Green, Blue, and
Blackboard.
Selecting a picture mode
The projector is preset with several predefined picture
modes so that you can choose one to suit your operating
environment and input signal picture type.
To select an operation mode that suits your need, you can
follow one of the following steps.
•
•
Press MODE/ENTER on the projector repeatedly until
your desired mode is selected.
Go to the PICTURE > Picture Mode menu and press
/
to select a desired mode.
Picture modes for different types of signals
The picture modes available for different types of signals are listed below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Dynamic mode: Maximizes the brightness of the projected image. This mode is
suitable for environments where extra-high brightness is required, such as using the
projector in well lit rooms.
Standard mode (Default): Is designed for presentations. The brightness is
emphasized in this mode to match PC and notebook coloring.
sRGB mode: Maximizes the purity of RGB colors to provide true-to-life images
regardless of brightness setting. It is most suitable for viewing photos taken with an
sRGB compatible and properly calibrated camera, and for viewing PC graphic and
drawing applications such as AutoCAD.
Cinema mode: Is appropriate for playing colorful movies, video clips from digital
cameras or DVs through the PC input for best viewing in a blackened (little light)
environment.
User 1/User 2 mode: Recalls the settings customized based on the current available
picture modes. See "Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 35 for details.
Operation
Setting the User 1/User 2 mode
English
There are two user-definable modes if the current available picture modes are not suitable
for your need. You can use one of the picture modes (except the User 1/User 2) as a starting
point and customize the settings.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press MENU/EXIT to open the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
Go to the PICTURE > Picture Mode menu.
Press / to select User 1 to User 2.
Press
to highlight Reference Mode.
This function is only available when User 1 or User 2 mode is selected up in the Picture Mode
sub-menu item.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Press / to select a picture mode that is closest to your need.
Press
to select a sub-menu item to be changed and adjust the value with / .
See "Fine-tuning the image quality in user modes" below for details.
When all settings have been done, highlight Save Settings and press MODE/ENTER
to store the settings.
The confirmation message 'Setting Saved' displays.
Fine-tuning the image quality in user modes
According to the detected signal type, there are some user-definable functions available
when User 1 or User 2 mode is selected. You can make adjustments to these functions
based on your needs.
Adjusting Brightness
Highlight Brightness in the PICTURE menu and adjust the values by pressing
the projector or remote control.
The higher the value, the brighter the image. And lower
the setting, darker the image. Adjust this control so the
black areas of the image appear just as black and that
detail in the dark areas is visible.
/
on
+70
+50
+30
Adjusting Contrast
Highlight Contrast in the PICTURE menu and adjust the values by pressing
projector or remote control.
The higher the value, the greater the contrast. Use this
to set the peak white level after you have previously
adjusted the Brightness setting to suit your selected
input and viewing environment.
+30
/
on the
0
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Adjusting Color
English
Highlight Color in the PICTURE menu and adjust the values by pressing
projector or remote control.
/
on the
Lower setting produces less saturated colors. If the setting is too high, colors on the image
will be overpowering, which makes the image unrealistic.
Adjusting Tint
Highlight Tint in the PICTURE menu and adjust the values by pressing
projector or remote control.
/
on the
The higher the value, the more reddish the picture becomes. The lower the value, the more
greenish the picture becomes.
Adjusting Sharpness
Highlight Sharpness in the PICTURE menu and adjust the values by pressing
the projector or remote control.
/
on
The higher the value, the sharper the picture becomes. The lower the value, the softer the
picture becomes.
Adjusting Brilliant Color
Highlight Brilliant Color in the PICTURE menu and select by pressing
projector or remote control.
/
on the
This feature utilizes a new color-processing algorithm and system level enhancements to
enable higher brightness while providing truer, more vibrant colors in picture. It enables a
greater than 50% brightness increase in mid-tone images, which are common in video and
natural scenes, so the projector reproduces images in realistic and true colors. If you prefer
images with that quality, select On. If you don’t need it, select Off.
On is the default and recommended selection for this projector. When Off is selected, the
Color Temperature function is not available.
Selecting a Color Temperature
Highlight Color Temperature in the PICTURE menu and adjust the values by pressing
/ on the projector or remote control.
The options available for color temperature* settings vary according to the signal type
selected.
1.
2.
3.
4.
T1: With the highest color temperature, T1 makes the image appear the most bluish
white than other settings.
T2: Makes images appear bluish white.
T3: Maintains normal colorings for white.
T4: Makes images appear reddish white.
*About color temperatures:
There are many different shades that are considered to be "white" for various purposes. One
of the common methods of representing white color is known as the “color temperature”. A
white color with a low color temperature appears to be reddish white. A white color with a
high color temperature appears to have more blue in it.
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3D Color Management
English
In most installation situations, color management will not be necessary, such as in
classroom, meeting room, or lounge room situations where lights remain on, or where
building external windows allow daylight into the room.
Only in permanent installations with controlled lighting levels such as boardrooms, lecture
theaters, or home theaters, should color management be considered. Color management
provides fine color control adjustment to allow for more accurate color reproduction, should
you require it.
Proper color management can only be achieved under controlled and reproducible viewing
conditions. You will need to use a colorimeter (color light meter), and provide a set of
suitable source images to measure color reproduction. These tools are not provided with the
projector, however, your projector supplier should be able to provide you with suitable
guidance, or even an experienced professional installer.
The Color Management provides six sets (RGBCMY) of colors to be adjusted. When you
select each color, you can independently adjust its range and saturation according to your
preference.
If you have purchased a test disc which contains various color test patterns and can be used
to test the color presentation on monitors, TVs, projectors, etc. You can project any image
from the disc on the screen and enter the 3D Color Management menu to make
adjustments.
To adjust the settings:
1.
Go to the PICTURE menu and highlight 3D Color Management.
2.
Press MODE/ENTER and the 3D Color Management page displays.
3.
Highlight Primary color and press / to select a color from among Red, Green,
Blue, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow.
4.
Press
to highlight Hue and press / to select its range. Increase in the range
will include colors consisted of more proportions of its two adjacent colors.
Please refer to the illustration to the right for
how the colors relate to each other.
For example, if you select Red and set its
Yellow
GREEN
RED
range at 0, only pure red in the projected
picture will be selected. Increasing its range
will include red close to yellow and red close
to magenta.
Cyan
Magenta
5.
Press
to highlight Saturation and adjust
its values to your preference by pressing /
BLUE
. Every adjustment made will reflect to the
image immediately.
For example, if you select Red and set its
value at 0, only the saturation of pure red will be affected.
6.
Press
to highlight Gain and adjust its values to your preference by pressing /
. The contrast level of the primary color you select will be affected. Every
adjustment made will reflect to the image immediately.
7.
Repeat steps 3 to 6 for other color adjustments.
8.
Make sure you have made all of the desired adjustments.
9.
Press MENU/EXIT to exit and save the settings.
Saturation is the amount of that color in a video picture. Lower settings produce less
saturated colors; a setting of “0” removes that color from the image entirely. If the saturation
is too high, that color will be overpowering and unrealistic.
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Setting the presentation timer
The presentation timer can indicate the presentation
Presentation Timer
Timer period
time on the screen to help you achieve better time
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Always
Timer display
management when giving presentations. Follow these
Timer position
Top-Left
Timer counting direction
Count Down
steps to utilize this function:
Off
Sound reminder
Off
1.
Go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic >
On
Back
Presentation Timer menu and press MODE/
ENTER to display the Presentation Timer page.
2.
Press
to highlight Timer period and decide the timer period by pressing / .
The length of time can be set from 1 to 5 minutes in 1-minute increments and 5 to 240
minutes in 5-minute increments.
MENU
If the timer is already on, the timer will restart whenever the Timer period is reset.
3.
Press
to highlight Timer display and choose if you want the timer to show up on
the screen by pressing / .
Selection
Description
Always
Displays the timer on screen throughout the presentation time.
1 min/2 min/3 min
Displays the timer on screen in the last 1/2/3 minute(s).
Never
Hides the timer throughout the presentation time.
4.
5.
Press
to highlight Timer position and set the timer
position by pressing / .
Top-Left
Bottom-Left
Top-Right
BottomRight
Press
to highlight Timer counting direction and select
your desired counting direction by pressing / .
Selection
Description
Count Up
Increases from 0 to the preset time.
Count Down
Decrease from the preset time to 0.
6.
7.
8.
5 min
5 min
5 min
5 min
Press
to highlight Sound reminder to select On. A notice sound alerts 30 seconds
before and at the end of the Presentation Timer countdown.
To activate the presentation timer, press
and
Are you sure to turn on the
press / to select On and press MODE/
Presentation Timer?
ENTER.
A confirmation message displays. Highlight Yes
and press MODE/ENTER to confirm. You will
Yes
No
see the message “Timer is On” displaying on the
screen. The timer starts counting at the time the
timer is on.
To cancel the timer, perform the following steps.
1.
2.
3.
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Go back to the Presentation Timer page.
Press
and press / to highlight Off and press MODE/ENTER. A
confirmation message displays.
Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER to confirm. You will see the message
“Timer is Off” displaying on the screen.
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Hiding the image
In order to draw the audience's full attention
to the presenter, you can use BLANK on the
projector or remote control to hide the screen
image. Press any key on the projector or
remote control to restore the image. The
word 'BLANK' appears at the lower right
corner of the screen while the image is
hidden.
You can set the blank time in the SYSTEM
SETUP: Basic > Blank Timer menu to let the projector return the image automatically
after a period of time when there is no action taken on the blank screen.
No matter Blank Timer is activated or disabled, you can press any key except PAGE
, ENTER on the remote control, or ENTER on the projector to restore the picture.
•
/
Do not block the projection lens from projecting as this could cause the blocking object to
become heated and deformed or even cause a fire.
Locking control keys
With the control keys on the projector locked, you can prevent your projector settings from
being changed accidentally (by children, for example). When the Panel Key Lock is on, no
control keys on the projector will operate except POWER.
1.
2.
/ on the projector or go to the SYSTEM
SETUP: Basic > Panel Key Lock menu, and select
Press
On by pressing / on the projector or remote
control.
A confirmation message displays. Select Yes to
confirm.
To release panel key lock, press and hold
seconds on the projector.
/
for 3
You can also use the remote control to enter the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Panel Key
Lock and press / to select Off.
•
Keys on the remote control are still in use when panel key lock is enabled.
•
If you press POWER to turn off the projector without disabling panel key lock, the
projector will still be in locked status the next time it is turned on.
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Freezing the image
Press FREEZE on the remote control to freeze the image. The word
'FREEZE' will display in the upper left corner of the screen. To release
the function, press any key on the projector or remote control.
Even if an image is frozen on the screen, the pictures are running on the
video or other device. If the connected devices have active audio output,
you will still hear the audio even though the image is frozen on screen.
Utilizing FAQ function
The INFORMATION menu contains possible solutions to problems encountered by users
regarding image quality, installation, special feature operation and service information.
To get the FAQ information:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press /
on the projector or press MENU/EXIT to
open the OSD menu and press / to highlight the
INFORMATION menu.
Press
to highlight FAQ-Image and Installation or
FAQ-Features and Service based on the information
you want to know.
Press MODE/ENTER.
Press / to select a problem and press MODE/ENTER for possible solutions.
Press MENU/EXIT to exit the OSD.
Operating in a high altitude environment
We recommend you use the High Altitude Mode when your environment is between
1500 m –3000 m above sea level, and temperature is between 5°C–23°C.
Do not use the High Altitude Mode if your altitude is between 0 m and 1500 m and temperature
is between 5°C and 28°C. The projector will be over cooled, if you turn the mode on under
such a condition.
To activate the High Altitude Mode:
Notice
1.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press
/
We recommend you use the High Altitude
until the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu
mode by selecting it whenever your
is highlighted.
environment is higher than 1500m.
2.
Press
to highlight High Altitude Mode and
press
/ to select On. A confirmation
Do you want to turn High Altitude
Mode ON?
message displays.
Yes
No
3.
Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER.
Operation under "High Altitude Mode" may cause a
higher decibel operating noise level because of increased fan speed necessary to improve
overall system cooling and performance.
If you use this projector under other extreme conditions excluding the above, it may display
auto shut-down symptoms, which is designed to protect your projector from over-heating.
In cases like this, you should switch to High Altitude mode to solve these symptoms.
However, this is not to state that this projector can operate under any and all harsh or
extreme conditions.
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Adjusting the sound
The sound adjustments made as below will have an effect on the projector speakers. Be sure
you have made a correct connection to the projector audio input. See "Connection" on page
18 for how the audio input is connected.
INPUT SOURCE
AUDIO IN
AUDIO
OUT
Computer
PC
mini jack
mini jack
HDMI 1/2
HDMI
mini jack
Component
RCA
mini jack
VIDEO
RCA
mini jack
S-VIDEO
RCA
mini jack
Muting the sound
To temporarily turn off the sound,
• Using the remote control
Press MUTE to temporarily turn off the sound. While the sound is off,
the screen will display
in the upper right corner of the screen.
To restore the sound, press MUTE again.
• Using the OSD menu
1.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press
/ until the SYSTEM
SETUP: Advanced menu is highlighted.
2.
Press
to highlight Audio Settings and press ENTER.
The Audio Settings page displays.
3.
Highlight Mute and press
/ to select On.
4.
To restore the sound, repeat steps 1-3 and press
/ to select Off.
Adjusting the sound level
To adjust the sound level,
•
Using the remote control
Press
or
- to select a desired sound level.
• Using the OSD menu
1.
Repeat steps 1-2 above.
2.
Press
to highlight Volume and press
desired sound level.
/
to select a
Turning off the Power on/off ring tone
1.
2.
Repeat steps 1-2 above.
Press
to highlight Power on/off ring tone and press
to select Off.
/
The only way to change Power on/off ring tone is setting On or Off here. Setting the sound
mute or changing the sound level will not affect the Power on/off ring tone.
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Personalizing the projector menu display
The On-Screen Display (OSD) menus can be set according to your preferences. The
following settings do not affect the projection settings, operation, or performance.
•
•
•
•
Menu display time in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Menu Settings menu sets the
length of time the OSD will remain active after your last key press. The time length
ranges from 5 to 30 seconds in 5-second increments. Use / to select a suitable time
frame.
Menu position in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Menu Settings menu sets the OSD
position in five locations. Use /
to select a preferred position.
Language in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu sets your familiar language for the
OSD menus. Use / to select your language.
Splash Screen in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu sets a preferred logo screen to be
displayed during projector start-up. Use /
to select a screen.
Shutting down the projector
1.
To turn the projector off, press POWER
OFF on the remote control to turn
projector off directly. Or you can press
POWER on the projector and a
warning message appears.
2.
3.
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Press
POWER again.
Once the cooling process finishes, the
POWER indicator light is a steady
orange and fans stop.
Disconnect the power cord from the
wall socket if the projector will not be
used in an extended period of time.
•
To protect the lamp, the projector will not
respond to any commands during the
cooling process.
•
To shorten the cooling time, you can also
activate the Quick Cooling function. See "Quick Cooling" on page 49 for details.
•
If the projector is not properly shut down, to protect the lamp, when you attempt to re-start
the projector, the fans will run for a few minutes to cool down. Press POWER again to start
the projector after the fans stop and the POWER indicator light turns orange.
•
Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental conditions, and usage.
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Menu operation
Menu system
Please note that the on-screen display (OSD) menus vary according to the signal type
selected.
Main menu
1.
DISPLAY
Sub-menu
Options
Wall Color
Off/Light Yellow/Pink/Light
Green/Blue/Blackboard
Aspect Ratio
Auto/Real/4:3/16:9
Auto Keystone
On/Off
Keystone
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
Picture Mode
Dynamic/Standard/sRGB/Cinema/User 1/User 2
Reference Mode Dynamic/Standard/sRGB/Cinema
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
2.
PICTURE
Sharpness
Brilliant Color
On/Off
Color
Temperature
T1/T2/T3/T4
Primary color
3D Color
Management
R/G/B/C/M/Y
Hue
Saturation
Gain
Save Settings
Quick Auto Search
3. SOURCE Color Space Conversion
On/Off
Auto/RGB/SDTV/HDTV
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FAQ-Image and Installation
FAQ-Features and Service
6.
INFORMATI
Current System Status
ON
Presentation
Timer
•
•
•
•
•
•
Source
Picture Mode
Resolution
Color System
Equivalent Lamp Hour
Firmware Version
Timer period
1~240 minutes
Timer display
Always/1 min/2 min/3 min/Never
Timer position
Top-Left/Bottom-Left/Top-Right/
Bottom-Right
Timer counting
direction
Count Down/Count Up
Sound reminder
On/Off
On/Off
Language
4.
SYSTEM
SETUP:
Basic
Projector Position
Menu Settings
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Front Table/Rear Table/
Rear Ceiling/Front Ceiling
Menu display
time
5 sec/10 sec/15 sec/20 sec/
25 sec/30 sec
Menu position
Center/Top-left/Top-right/Bottomright/Bottom-left
Auto Power Off
Disable/5 min/10 min/15 min/20
min/25 min/30 min
Blank Timer
Disable/5 min/10 min/15 min/20
min/25 min/30 min
Panel Key Lock
On/Off
Sleep Timer
Disable/30 min/1 hr/2 hr/3 hr/4
hr/8 hr/12 hr
Splash Screen
BenQ/Black/Blue
Off/On
Quick Cooling
Audio Settings
5.
SYSTEM
SETUP:
Advanced
Lamp Settings
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High Altitude Mode
Off/On
Mute
Volume
Power on/off
ring tone
Off/On
Range : 0 ~ 10
Off/On
Lamp Mode
Normal/Economic
Reset lamp timer
Equivalent Lamp Hour
Security
Settings
Change password
Power on Lock
Off/On
Baud Rate
9600/19200/38400/57600/
115200
Test Pattern
Off/On
Closed Caption
Closed Caption Enable
Off/On
Caption Version
CC1/CC2/CC3/CC4
Reset All Settings
Note that the menu items are available when the projector detects at least one valid signal. If
there is no equipment connected to the projector or no signal detected, limited menu items
are accessible.
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Description of each menu
FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
Wall Color
Corrects the projected picture’s color when the projection surface is
not white. See "Using Wall Color" on page 34 for details.
There are four options to set the image's aspect ratio depending on
your input signal source. See "Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 32
for details.
Corrects any keystoning of the image automatically. See "Correcting
keystone" on page 31 for details.
Aspect Ratio
Auto
Keystone
1. DISPLAY menu
Keystone
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
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Corrects any keystoning of the image manually. See "Correcting
keystone" on page 31 for details.
Displays the position adjustment page. To move the projected image,
use the directional arrow keys. The values shown on the lower
position of the page change with every key press you made until they
reach their maximum or minimum.
This function is only available when a PC signal (analog RGB) is
selected.
Adjusts the clock phase to reduce image
distortion.
This function is only available when a PC
signal (analog RGB) is selected.
Adjusts the horizontal width of the image.
This function is only available when a PC signal (analog RGB) is
selected.
Magnifies or reduces the projected image. See "Magnifying and
searching for details" on page 32 for details.
Pre-defined picture modes are provided so you can optimize your
Reference
Mode
Brightness
Contrast
2. PICTURE menu
Color
Tint
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Picture Mode projector image set-up to suit your program type.
See "Selecting a picture mode" on page 34 for details.
Selects a picture mode that most suits your need for the image quality
and further fine-tune the image based on the selections listed on the
same page below.
See "Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 35 for details.
Adjusts the brightness of the image.
See "Adjusting Brightness" on page 35 for details.
Adjusts the degree of difference between dark and light in the image.
See "Adjusting Contrast" on page 35 for details.
Adjusts the color saturation level -- the amount of each color in a
video image. See "Adjusting Color" on page 36 for details.
The function is only available when Video or S-Video with NTSC
system is selected.
Adjusts the red and green color tones of the image.
See "Adjusting Tint" on page 36 for details.
The function is only available when Video or S-Video with NTSC
system is selected.
Sharpness
Adjusts the image to make it look sharper or softer.
See "Adjusting Sharpness" on page 36 for details.
The function is only available when Video or S-Video with NTSC
system is selected.
white peaking while maintaining correct color presentation.
Brilliant Color Adjusts
See "Adjusting Brilliant Color" on page 36 for details.
Color
Temperature
See "Selecting a Color Temperature" on page 36 for details.
3D Color
Management
See "3D Color Management" on page 37 for details.
Save Settings Saves the settings made for User 1 or User 2 mode.
3. SOURCE
menu
Quick Auto
Search
See "Switching input signal" on page 29 for details.
Color Space
Conversion
Only action for HDMI Input source.
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FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
Reminds the presenter to finish the presentation within a certain time
frame. See "Setting the presentation timer" on page 38 for details.
Timer period
Sets a preferred length of time for presentation.
Presentation
Timer
Timer display
Sets whether to display the timer on screen.
Timer position
Sets the position where the timer displays on screen.
Timer counting direction
4. SYSTEM SETUP: Basic
menu
Language
Projector
Position
Menu display time
Menu
Settings
Auto Power
Off
Blank Timer
Panel Key
Lock
Sleep Timer
Splash
Screen
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Sets the timer counting direction.
Sets the language for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus.
See "Using the menus" on page 25 for details.
The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with
one or more mirrors.
See "Choosing a location" on page 14 for details.
Operation
Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after your last key
press. The range is from 5 to 30 seconds in 5-second increments.
Menu position
Sets the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu position.
Allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input signal is
detected after a set period of time.
See "Setting Auto Power Off" on page 52 for details.
Sets the image blank time when the Blank f
eature is activated, once elapsed the image will return to the screen.
See "Hiding the image" on page 39 for details.
Disables or enables all panel key functions except POWER on the
projector and keys on the remote control.
See "Locking control keys" on page 39 for details.
Sets the auto-shutdown timer. The timer can be set to a value between
30 minutes and 12 hours.
Allows you to select which logo screen will display during projector
start-up. Four options are available: BenQ logo, Black screen, or Blue
screen.
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Quick
Cooling
Selecting On enables the function and the projector cooling time will
be shortened to a few seconds.
If you attempt to restart the projector right after the quick
cooling process, it may not be turned on successfully and will
rerun its cooling fans.
High Altitude A mode for operation in high altitude areas.
See "Operating in a high altitude environment" on page 40 for details.
Mode
Mute
Audio Setting Volume
Power On/Off ring tone
See "Adjusting the sound" on page 41 for details.
Lamp Mode
See "Setting Lamp mode as Economic" on page 52 for details.
5. SYSTEM SETUP:
Advanced menu
Lamp
Settings
Reset lamp timer
See "Resetting the lamp timer" on page 56 for details.
Equivalent Lamp Hour
See "Getting to know the lamp hour" on page 52 for details on
how the total lamp hour is calculated.
Change password
Security
Settings
You will be asked to enter the current password before changing to a
new one.
See "Utilizing the password function" on page 26 for details.
Power on Lock
Baud Rate
Test Pattern
Closed
Caption
Selects a baud rate that is identical with your computer’s so that you
can connect the projector using a suitable RS-232 cable and update or
download the projector’s firmware. This function is intended for
qualified service personnel.
Selecting On enables the function and the projector displays the grid
test pattern. It helps you adjust the image size and focus and check
that the projected image is free from distortion.
Selecting On enables the function. The closed captioning text is
displayed if available.
Close Caption will disable when aspect change to 16:9 or rear.
Returns all settings to the factory preset values.
Reset All
Settings
The following settings will still remain: Position, Phase, H. Size,
User 1, User 2, Projector Position, High Altitude Mode, Security
Settings, Baud Rate.
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FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
FAQ-Image
and
Installation
Displays possible solutions to problems you may encounter.
6. INFORMATION menu
FAQFeatures and
Service
Source
Shows the current signal source.
Picture Mode
Shows the selected mode in the PICTURE menu.
Current
System
Status
Resolution
Shows the native resolution of the input signal.
Color System
Shows input system format, NTSC, PAL, SECAM, or RGB.
Equivalent Lamp Hour
Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used.
Firmware Version
Displays the firmware version of the projector.
The INFORMATION menu shows you the current operating status of the projector.
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Maintenance
Care of the projector
Your projector needs little maintenance. The only thing you need to do on a regular basis is
to keep the lens clean.
Never remove any parts of the projector except the lamp. Contact your dealer if other parts
need replacing.
Cleaning the lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
•
•
Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
If there is dirt or smears, use lens-cleaning paper or moisten a soft cloth with lens
cleaner and gently wipe the lens surface.
Never use any type of abrasive pad, alkaline/acid cleaner, scouring powder, or volatile solvent,
such as alcohol, benzene, thinner or insecticide. Using such materials or maintaining
prolonged contact with rubber or vinyl materials may result in damage to the projector surface
and cabinet material.
Cleaning the projector case
Before you clean the case, turn the projector off using the proper shutdown procedure as
described in "Shutting down the projector" on page 42 and unplug the power cord.
•
•
To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, lint-free cloth.
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water and a neutral pH
detergent. Then wipe the case.
Never use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner or other chemical detergents. These can damage the
case.
Storing the projector
If you need to store the projector for an extended time, please follow the instructions below:
•
•
•
•
Make sure the temperature and humidity of the storage area are within the
recommended range for the projector. Please refer to "Specifications" on page 59 or
consult your dealer about the range.
Retract the adjuster feet.
Remove the battery from the remote control.
Pack the projector in its original packing or equivalent.
Transporting the projector
It is recommended that you ship the projector with its original packing or equivalent.
When you carry the projector yourself, please use the original box or a suitable soft carry
case.
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Lamp information
Getting to know the lamp hour
When the projector is in operation, the duration (in hours) of lamp usage is automatically
calculated by the built-in timer. The method of calculating the equivalent lamp hour is as
follows:
Total (equivalent) lamp hour
= 1 (hours used in Economic mode) + 4/2.5 (hours used in normal mode)
See "Setting Lamp mode as Economic" below for more information on Economic mode.
To obtain the lamp hour information:
1.
Press Menu/Exit and then press / until the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu
is highlighted.
2.
Press to highlight Lamp Settings and press MODE/ENTER. The Lamp Settings
page displays.
3.
You will see the Equivalent lamp hour information displaying on the menu.
4.
To leave the menu, press Menu/Exit.
You can also get the lamp hour information on the INFORMATION menu.
Extending lamp life
The projection lamp is a consumable item that normally can last up to 3500-4000 hours with
proper usage. To keep the lamp life as long as possible, you can do the following settings
via the OSD menu.
Setting Lamp mode as Economic
Using Economic mode reduces system noise and power consumption by 20%. If the
Economic mode is selected, the light output will be reduced and result in darker projected
pictures.
Setting the projector in Economic mode also extends the lamp operation life. To set
Economic mode, go into the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Lamp Settings > Lamp
mode menu and press / .
Setting Auto Power Off
This function allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input source is detected
after a set period of time to prevent unnecessary waste of lamp life.
To set Auto Power Off, go into the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Auto Power Off menu and
press / . The time period can be set from 5 to 30 minutes in 5-minute increments. If the
preset time lengths are not suitable for your presentation, select Disable. The projector will
not automatically shut down in a certain time period.
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Maintenance
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Timing of replacing the lamp
When the Lamp indicator lights up red or a message appears suggesting it is time to
replace the lamp, please install a new lamp or consult your dealer. An old lamp may cause a
malfunction in the projector and in some instances the lamp may explode.
Go to http://lamp.benq.com for a replacement lamp.
The Lamp indicator light and Temperature warning light will light up if the lamp becomes too
hot. Turn the power off and let the projector cool for 45 minutes. If the Lamp or Temp indicator
still lights up after turning the power back on, please contact your dealer. See "Indicators" on
page 57 for details.
The following lamp warning displays will remind you to change the lamp.
Status
The lamp has been in operation for 3500 hours.
Install a new lamp for optimal performance. If the
projector is normally run with Economic selected
(See "Setting Lamp mode as Economic" on page
52), you may continue to operate the projector
until the 3950 hour lamp warning appears.
Message
Notice
Order Replacement Lamp
Lamp > 3500 Hours
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
OK
The lamp has been in operation for 3950 hours. A
new lamp should be fitted to avoid the
inconvenience when the projector runs out of lamp
time.
Notice
Replacing Lamp soon
Lamp > 3950 Hours
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
OK
The lamp has been in operation for 4000 hours.
Notice
It is strongly recommended that you replace the
lamp at this age. The lamp is a consumable item.
The lamp brightness diminishes with use. This is
normal lamp behavior. You can replace the lamp
whenever you notice that the brightness level has
significantly diminished. If the lamp is not
replaced beforehand, it must be replaced after
4000 hours usage.
The lamp MUST be replaced before the projector
will operate normally.
Replace Lamp Now
Lamp > 4000 Hours
Lamp usage time exceeded
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
OK
Notice
Out of Lamp Usage Time
Replace lamp (Refer to user manual)
Then reset lamp timer
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
OK
Maintenance
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Replacing the lamp
•
If lamp replacement is performed while the projector is suspended upside-down from the
ceiling, make sure that no one is underneath the lamp socket to avoid any possible injury
or damage to the human eyes caused by fractured lamp.
•
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, always turn the projector off and disconnect the
power cord before changing the lamp.
•
To reduce the risk of severe burns, allow the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes
before replacing the lamp.
•
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and damage to internal components, use caution
when removing lamp glass that has shattered into sharp pieces.
•
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and/or compromising image quality by touching
the lens, do not touch the empty lamp compartment when the lamp is removed.
•
This lamp contains mercury. Consult your local hazardous waste regulations to dispose of
this lamp in a proper manner.
•
To assure optimal performance from the projector, it is recommended that you purchase a
BenQ projector lamp for lamp replacement.
1.
Turn the power off and disconnect the projector from the wall socket. If the lamp is
hot, avoid burns by waiting for approximately 45 minutes until the lamp has cooled.
Loosen the two captive screws on the
lamp compartment cover.
Remove the lamp compartment cover.
2.
3.
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4.
Loosen the two captive screws that
secure the lamp.
•
Do not turn the power on with the lamp
cover removed.
•
Do not insert your fingers between the
lamp and the projector. The sharp edges
inside the projector may cause injuries.
Maintenance
5.
•
Pulling it too quickly may cause the lamp
to break and scatter broken glass in the
projector.
•
Do not place the lamp in locations where
water might splash on it, children can
reach it, or near flammable materials.
•
Do not insert your hands into the projector
after the lamp is removed. If you touch the
optical components inside, it could cause
color unevenness and distortion of the
projected images.
6.
Insert the new lamp into the lamp
compartment and make sure it fits in
the projector.
•
Ensure the connectors are aligned.
•
If you experience resistance, lift the lamp
and start again.
7.
8.
English
Lift the handle so that it stands up. Use
the handle to slowly pull the lamp out
of the projector.
Tighten the screws that secure the lamp.
Ensure the handle is fully laid flat and
locked in place.
•
Loose screw may cause a bad connection,
which could result in malfunction.
•
Do not over tighten the screw.
9.
Replace the lamp cover on the projector
and tighten the captive screws.
10.
Restart the projector.
Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover removed.
Maintenance
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Resetting the lamp timer
English
11.
After the startup logo, open the On-Screen
Notice
Display (OSD) menu. Go to the SYSTEM
Reset Lamp Timer?
SETUP: Advanced > Lamp Settings
menu. Press MODE/ENTER. The Lamp
Cancel
Reset
Settings page displays. Press to
highlight Reset lamp timer and press
MODE/ENTER. A warning message
displays asking if you want to reset the lamp timer. Highlight Reset and press
MODE/ENTER. The lamp time will be reset to '0'.
Do not reset if the lamp is not new or replaced as this could cause damage.
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Maintenance
Light
Power
English
Indicators
Status & Description
Temp
Lamp
Power events
Orange
Off
Off
Stand-by mode
Green
Flashing
Off
Off
Powering up
Green
Off
Off
Normal operation
Orange
Flashing
Off
Off
The projector needs to cool for 90 seconds after the power is
turned off.
Lamp events
Orange
Flashing
Off
Red
The lamp ignition retries if the lamp fails during startup.
Off
Off
Red
1.
2.
The projector needs 90 seconds to cool down. Or
Please contact your dealer for assistance.
Thermal events
Off
Red
Off
Off
Red
Red
Off
Red
Off
Red
Green
Red
Red
Red
Red
Green
Orange
Orange The projector has shutdown automatically. If you try to reRed
start the projector, it will shutdown again. Please contact your
Red
Red
Green
Red
Red
Green
Red
Green
dealer for assistance.
System events
Off
Green
Red
Off
Green
Green
Off
Green
Orange
The projector has shutdown automatically. If you try to restart the projector, it will shutdown again. Please contact your
dealer for assistance.
Maintenance
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English
Troubleshooting
The projector does not turn on.
Cause
Remedy
There is no power from the power
cable.
Plug the power cord into the AC inlet on the
projector, and plug the power cord into the
power outlet. If the power outlet has a switch,
make sure that it is switched on.
Attempting to turn the projector on
again during the cooling process.
Wait until the cooling down process has
completed.
No picture
Cause
Remedy
The video source is not turned on or
connected correctly.
Turn the video source on and check that the
signal cable is connected correctly.
The projector is not correctly
connected to the input signal device.
Check the connection.
The input signal has not been
correctly selected.
Select the correct input signal with the
SOURCE key on the projector or remote
control.
Blurred image
Cause
Remedy
The projection lens is not correctly
focused.
Adjust the focus of the lens using the focus
ring.
The projector and the screen are not
aligned properly.
Adjust the projection angle and direction as
well as the height of the unit if necessary.
Remote control does not work
Cause
Remedy
The battery is out of power.
Replace the battery with new one.
There is an obstacle between the
remote control and the projector.
Remove the obstacle.
You are too far away from the
projector.
Stand within 7 meters (23 feet) of the
projector.
The password is incorrect
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Cause
Remedy
You do not remember the password.
Please see "Entering the password recall
procedure" on page 27 for details.
Troubleshooting
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Specifications
Projector specifications
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
General
Product name
Model name
Digital Projector
W600
Optical
Resolution
Display system
Lens F/Number
Lamp
720p, 1280 x 720
1-CHIP DMD
F = 2.55 to 2.72,
f = 21.35 to 24.49 mm
230 W lamp
Electrical
Power supply
Power consumption
AC100–240V, 50/60 Hz (Automatic)
310W (Max)/
<1W (Standby)
Mechanical
Dimensions
Weight
306 mm (W) x 97 mm (H) x 216 mm (D)
6.05 lbs (2.75 Kg)
Input terminal
Computer input
RGB input
Video signal input
HDMI
COMPONENT
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
SD/HDTV signal input
Audio input
D-Sub 15-pin (female)
Screw type x 2 (V1.3)
RCA jack x 3
Mini DIN 4-pin port x 1
RCA jack x 1
Component RCA jack x 3
Mini jack x 1, RCA jack x 2
Output terminal
Audio output
Speaker
Mini jack x 1
2W mono speaker
Control terminal
USB
RS-232 serial control
Mini B type
9 pin x 1
Environmental Requirements
Operating temperature
Operating relative
humidity
Operating altitude
5°C–35°C at sea level
10%–85% (without condensation)
•
•
0–1499 m at 5°C–28°C
1500–3000 m at 5°C–23°C (with High Altitude Mode on)
Specifications
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Dimensions
306 mm (W) x 97 mm (H) x 216 mm (D)
306.00
216
97
55.20
75
Ceiling Mount Installation
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196
* Ceiling Mount Screws:
M4 x 14 (Max. L=14, Min. L=12)
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98
60
109.22
106.09
164
84
75
115
Unit: mm
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Specifications
English
Timing chart
Supported timing for PC input
Resolution
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
Mode
31.469
59.940
25.175
VGA_60
37.861
72.809
31.500
VGA_72
37.500
75.000
31.500
VGA_75
43.269
85.008
36.000
VGA_85
37.927
85.039
35.5
720 x 400 x 85
35.2
56.3
36
SVGA_56
37.879
60.317
40.000
SVGA_60
48.077
72.188
50.000
SVGA_72
46.875
75.000
49.500
SVGA_75
53.674
85.061
56.250
SVGA_85
48.363
60.004
65.000
XGA_60
56.476
70.069
75.000
XGA_70
60.023
75.029
78.750
XGA_75
68.667
84.997
94.500
XGA_85
49.7
59.8
83.5
WXGA_60
62.8
74.9
106.5
WXGA_75
71.554
84.880
122.500
WXGA_85
63.981
60.020
108.000
SXGA3_60
79.976
75.025
135.000
SXGA3_75
91.146
85.024
157.500
SXGA3_85
60.000
60.000
108
1280 x 960_60
85.938
85.002
148.500
1280 x 960_85
640 x 480
720 x 400
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 800
1280 x 1024
1280 x 960
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Resolution
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
Mode
55.935
59.887
106.500
WXGA+_60
70.635
74.984
136.750
WXGA+_75
1400 x 1050
65.317
59.978
121.750
SXGA+_60
1600 x 1200
75.000
60.000
162.000
UXGA
640 x 480@67Hz
35.000
66.667
30.240
MAC13
832 x 624@75Hz
49.722
74.546
57.280
MAC16
1024 x 768@75Hz
60.240
75.020
80.000
MAC19
1152 x 870@75Hz
68.68
75.06
100.000
MAC21
1024 x 576@60Hz
35.82
60
46.996
1024 x 576-GTF
1024 x 600@60Hz
37.32
60
48.964
1024 x 600-GTF
1440 x 900
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Specifications
Signal Format
Horizontal Frequency (kHz)
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Supported timing for Component-YPbPr input
Vertical Frequency (Hz)
480i(525i)@60Hz
15.73
59.94
480p(525p)@60Hz
31.47
59.94
576i(625i)@50Hz
15.63
50.00
576p(625p)@50Hz
31.25
50.00
720p(750p)@60Hz
45.00
60.00
720p(750p)@50Hz
37.50
50.00
1080i(1125i)@60Hz
33.75
60.00
1080i(1125i)@50Hz
28.13
50.00
1080P@60Hz
67.5
60.00
1080P@50Hz
56.26
50.00
Displaying a 1080i(1125i)@60Hz or 1080i(1125i)@50Hz signal may result in slight image
vibration.
Supported timing for Video and S-Video inputs
Video mode
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Color sub-carrier
Frequency
(MHz)
NTSC
15.73
60
3.58
PAL
15.63
50
4.43
SECAM
15.63
50
4.25 or 4.41
PAL-M
15.73
60
3.58
PAL-N
15.63
50
3.58
PAL-60
15.73
60
4.43
NTSC4.43
15.73
60
4.43
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Supported timing for HDMI (HDCP) input
Resolution
720 x 400
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
Mode
37.927
85.039
35.5
720 x 400_85
31.469
59.940
25.175
VGA_60
37.861
72.809
31.500
VGA_72
37.500
75.000
31.500
VGA_75
43.269
85.008
36.000
VGA_85
35.2
56.3
36
SVGA_56
37.879
60.317
40.000
SVGA_60
48.077
72.188
50.000
SVGA_72
46.875
75.000
49.500
SVGA_75
53.674
85.061
56.250
SVGA_85
48.363
60.004
65.000
XGA_60
56.476
70.069
75.000
XGA_70
60.023
75.029
78.750
XGA_75
68.667
84.997
94.500
XGA_85
49.7
59.8
83.5
WXGA_60
62.8
74.9
106.5
WXGA_75
71.554
84.880
122.500
WXGA_85
63.981
60.020
108.000
SXGA_60
79.976
75.025
135.000
SXGA_75
91.146
85.024
157.500
SXGA_85
60.000
60.000
108
1280 x 960_60
85.938
85.002
148.500
1280 x 960_85
55.935
59.887
106.500
WXGA+_60
70.635
74.984
136.750
WXGA+_75
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 800
1280 x 1024
1280 x 960
1440 x 900
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Specifications
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
Mode
1400 x 1050
65.317
59.978
121.750
SXGA+_60
1600 x 1200
75.000
60.000
162.000
UXGA
640 x 480@67Hz
35.000
66.667
30.240
MAC13
832 x 624@75Hz
49.722
74.546
57.280
MAC16
1024 x 768@75Hz
60.241
75.020
80.000
MAC19
1152 x 870@75Hz
68.68
75.06
100.000
MAC21
31.47
60
27
480p
31.25
50
27.000
576p
37.50
50
74.25
720p_50
45.00
60
74.25
720p_60
28.13
50
74.25
1080i_50
33.75
60
74.25
1080i_60
67.5
60
148.5
1080p
56.26
50
148.5
1080p
1080P@24Hz
27
24
74.25
1080P@24Hz
1080P@25Hz
28.12
25
74.25
1080P@25Hz
1080P@30Hz
33.75
30
74.25
1080P@30Hz
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Resolution
VIDEO
Displaying a 1080i_50 or 1080i_60 signal may result in slight image vibration.
Specifications
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Warranty and Copyright information
Limited warranty
BenQ warrants this product against any defects in material and workmanship, under normal
usage and storage.
Proof of purchase date will be required with any warranty claim. In the event this product is
found to be defective within the warranty period, BenQ's only obligation and your exclusive
remedy shall be replacement of any defective parts (labor included). To obtain warranty
service, immediately notify the dealer from which you purchased the product of any defects.
Important: The above warranty shall be void if the customer fails to operate the product in
accordance with BenQ's written instructions, especially the ambient humidity must be inbetween 10% and 85%, temperature in-between 5°C and 28°C, altitude lower than 4920
feet, and avoiding to operate the projector in a dusty environment. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from country to country.
For other information, please visit www.BenQ.com.
Copyright
Copyright 2009 by BenQ Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may
be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any
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BenQ Corporation.
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respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties, merchantability or
fitness for any particular purpose. Further, BenQ Corporation reserves the right to revise
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Regulation statements
FCC statement
CLASS B: 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 communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
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 distance 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.
EEC statement
This machine was tested against the 89/336/EEC (European Economic Community) for
EMC (Electronic Magnetic Compatibility) and fulfills these requirements.
WEEE directive
Disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment by users in private
households in the European Union.
This symbol on the product or on the packaging indicates that this can not
be disposed of as household waste. You must dispose of your waste
equipment by handling it over to the applicable take-back scheme for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. For more information
about recycling of this equipment, please contact your city office, the
shop where you purchased the equipment or your household waste
disposal service. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural
resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human
health and environment.
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Accessibility Requirements for Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
Section 508
BenQ's commitment to accessible products allows us to support government in making
accessible technology choices BenQ's LCD monitors and projectors are compliant with
Section 508 guidelines by including the assistive features as below:
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