Dell™ 1409X Projector
User’s Guide
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you
make better use of your projector.
NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to
hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property
damage, personal injury, or death.
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Model 1409X
May 2008 Rev. A01
Contents
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Your Dell Projector .
About Your Projector
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Connecting Your Projector .
Connecting a Computer
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Connecting a Computer using a VGA Cable
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Connecting a Computer using a DVI-D Cable
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Connecting a Computer using an RS232 cable
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Connecting a DVD Player
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Connecting a DVD Player using an
S-video Cable . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting a DVD Player using a
Composite Cable . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting a DVD Player using a
Component Cable . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting a DVD Player using a HDMI Cable .
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Using Your Projector
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Turning Your Projector On
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Turning Your Projector Off
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Adjusting the Projected Image
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Raising the Projector Height
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Lowering the Projector Height
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Contents
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Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus
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Adjusting Projection Image Size
Using the Control Panel
Using the Remote Control
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Using the On-Screen Display
Main Menu
INPUT SELECT
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AUTO-ADJUST
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SET UP
PICTURE (in PC Mode)
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PICTURE (in Video Mode)
DISPLAY (in PC Mode)
LAMP
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LANGUAGE
OTHERS .
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Troubleshooting Your Projector
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Changing the Lamp
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Specifications
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Contacting Dell™ .
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Appendix: Glossary
Contents
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DISPLAY (in Video Mode)
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1
Your Dell Projector
Your projector comes with all the items shown below. Ensure that you have all the
items, and contact Dell™ if anything is missing.
Package Contents
Power cable
1.8m VGA cable (VGA to VGA)
CR2032 Battery
Remote control
CR2032
3V
CD Owner’s manual &
Documentation
Carrying case
DELL
Your Dell Projector
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About Your Projector
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6
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3
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4
1
Control panel
2
Zoom tab
3
Focus ring
4
Lens
5
Elevator button
6
IR receivers
CAUTION: Safety Instructions
1 Do not use the projector near appliances that generate a lot of heat.
2 Do not use the projector in areas where there is an excessive amount of dust. The
dust may cause the system to fail and projector will automatically shutdown.
3 Ensure that the projector is mounted in a well-ventilated area.
4 Do not block the ventilation slots and openings on the projector.
5 Ensure the projector operates between ambient temperatures (5ºC to 35ºC).
NOTE: For more information, see the Product Information Guide that ships with
your projector.
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Your Dell Projector
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Connecting Your Projector
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2
DVI-D In
VGA - A
Out
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4
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6
7
8
VGA - A
In
VGA - B
In
S-Video In
Video In
Audio In
Audio Out
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USB
Remote
10
RS-232
Dell 1409X
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12
1
DVI-D input connector
2
VGA-A output (monitor loop-through)
3
VGA-A input (D-sub) connector
4
VGA-B input (D-sub) connector
5
S-video connector
6
Composite video connector
7
Audio input connector
8
Audio output connector
9
USB remote connector
10
RS232 connector
11
Security cable slot
12
Power cord connector
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
Safety Instructions as described on page 6.
Connecting Your Projector
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Connecting a Computer
Connecting a Computer using a VGA Cable
1
DVI-D In
VGA - A
Out
VGA - A
In
VGA - B
In
2
S-Video In
Video In
Audio In
Audio Out
USB
Remote
RS-232
XELOM
3
1
Power cord
2
VGA to VGA cable
3
USB to USB cable
NOTE: The USB cable is not provided by Dell.
NOTE: The USB cable must be connected if you want to use the Next Page and
Previous Page features on the remote control.
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Connecting Your Projector
Connecting a Computer using a DVI-D Cable
1
DVI-D In
VGA - A
Out
VGA - A
In
VGA - B
In
S-Video In
Video In
Audio In
Audio Out
USB
Remote
RS-232
TV OUT
SDIF-OUT
PDIF-OUT
XELOM
2
1
Power cord
2
DVI-D cable
3
USB to USB cable
3
NOTE: The USB cable and DVI-D cable are not provided by Dell.
Connecting Your Projector
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Connecting a Computer using an RS232 cable
1
DVI-D In
VGA - A
Out
VGA - A
In
VGA - B
In
S-Video In
Video In
Audio In
Audio Out
USB
Remote
RS-232
2
1
Power cord
2
RS232 cable
NOTE: The RS232 cable is not provided by Dell. Consult a professional installer
for the cable and RS232 remote control software.
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Connecting Your Projector
Connecting a DVD Player
Connecting a DVD Player using an S-video Cable
1
DVI-D In
VGA - A
Out
VGA - A
In
VGA - B
In
S-Video In
Video In
Audio In
Audio Out
USB
Remote
RS-232
2
1
Power cord
2
S-video cable
NOTE: The S-video cable is not provided by Dell. You can buy the S-Video
Extension (50ft/100ft) cable from the Dell website.
Connecting Your Projector
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Connecting a DVD Player using a Composite Cable
1
DVI-D In
VGA - A
Out
VGA - A
In
VGA - B
In
S-Video In
Video In
Audio In
Audio Out
USB
Remote
RS-232
2
1
Power cord
2
Composite video cable
NOTE: The Composite cable is not provided by Dell. You can buy the Composite
Video Extension (50ft/100ft) cable from the Dell website.
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Connecting Your Projector
Connecting a DVD Player using a Component Cable
1
DVI-D In
VGA - A
Out
VGA - A
In
VGA - B
In
S-Video In
Video In
Audio In
Audio Out
USB
Remote
RS-232
2
1
Power cord
2
VGA to YPbPr cable
NOTE: The VGA to YPbPr cable is not provided by Dell. You can buy the VGA to
YPbPr Extension (50ft/100ft) cable from the Dell website.
Connecting Your Projector
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Connecting a DVD Player using a HDMI Cable
1
DVI-D In
VGA - A
Out
VGA - A
In
VGA - B
In
S-Video In
Video In
Audio In
Audio Out
USB
Remote
RS-232
3
2
1
Power cord
2
HDMI cable
3
DVI-D adapter
NOTE: The HDMI cable and DVI-D adapter are not provided by Dell.
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Connecting Your Projector
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Using Your Projector
Turning Your Projector On
NOTE: Turn on the projector before you turn on the source. The Power button
light blinks blue until pressed.
1 Remove the lens cap.
2 Connect the power cord and appropriate signal cables. For information about
connecting the projector, see "Connecting Your Projector" on page 7.
3 Press the Power button (see "Using the Control Panel" on page 19 to locate the
Power button).
4 Turn on your source (computer, DVD player, etc.). The projector automatically
detects your source.
5 The Dell Logo will continue for 30 seconds while power on.
If the "Searching for signal..." message appears on the screen, ensure that the
appropriate cables are securely connected.
If you have multiple sources connected to the projector, press the Source button
on the remote control or control panel to select the desired source.
Turning Your Projector Off
NOTICE: Unplug the projector after properly shutting down as explained in the
following procedure.
1 Press the Power button.
2 Press the Power button again. The cooling fans continue to operate for 90
seconds.
3 To power off the projector quickly, press the Power button while the projectors
cooling fans are still running.
NOTE: Before you turn on the projector again, wait for 60 seconds to allow the
internal temperature to stabilize.
4 Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and the projector.
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NOTE: If you press the Power button while the projector is running, the "Press
Power Button to Turn off Projector" message appears on the screen. To clear the
message, press the Menu button on the control panel or ignore the message; the
message disappears after 5 seconds.
Adjusting the Projected Image
Raising the Projector Height
1 Press the Elevator button.
2 Raise the projector to the desired display angle, and then release the button to
lock the elevator foot into position.
3 Use the tilt adjustment wheel to fine-tune the display angle.
Lowering the Projector Height
1 Press the Elevator button.
2 Lower the projector, and then release the button to lock the elevator foot into
position.
1
DVI-D In
VGA - A
Out
VGA - A
I
VGA - B
I
S-Video In
Video In
Audio In
Audio Out
USB
Remote
RS-232
Dell 1409X
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3
3
1
Elevator button
2
Elevator foot
3
Tilt adjustment wheel
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Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the projector, ensure that the zoom lens and
elevator foot are fully retracted before moving the projector or placing the
projector in its carrying case.
1 Rotate the zoom tab to zoom in and out.
2 Rotate the focus ring until the image is clear. The projector focuses at distances
ranging between 3.3 ft to 39.4 ft(1.0 m to 12 m).
1
2
1
Zoom tab
2
Focus ring
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Adjusting Projection Image Size
302.8"(769.2cm)
"
5.3 m)
27 .3c
9
9
(6
227.1"(576.9cm)
18
176.7"(448.7cm)
"
0.6 m)
16 .9c
07
4
(
126.2"(320.5cm)
"
4.7 m)
11 .4c
1
9
(2
75.7"(192.3cm)
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9.8'(3.0m)
16.4'(5.0m)
23.0'(7.0m)
.8" )
68 .8cm
4
7
(1
29.5'(9.0m)
39.4'(12.0m)
Projector to screen distance
"
6.5 m)
20 .5c
24
5
(
22.89"
(58.3cm)
3.3'(1.0m)
25.2 "(64.1cm)
Screen
(Diagonal)
Screen
Size
Hd
Distance
Max.
25.2"
(64.1cm)
75.7"
(192.3cm)
126.2"
(320.5cm)
176.7"
(448.7cm)
227.1"
(576.9cm)
302.8"
(769.2cm)
Min.
22.89"
(58.3cm)
68.8"
(174.8cm)
114.7"
(291.4cm)
160.6"
(407.9cm)
206.5"
(524.5cm)
275.3"
(699.3cm)
Max.
(WxH)
20.2"X15.1"
60.6" X45.4"
101.0" X 75.7"
141.3" X106"
(51.3cm X
38.5cm)
(153.8cm X
115.4cm)
(256.4cm X
192.3cm)
(359.0cm X
269.2cm)
Min.
(WxH)
18.3" X 13.7"
55.1" X 41.3"
91.8" X 68.8"
128.5" X 96.4"
(46.5cm X
34.9cm)
(139.9cm X
104.9cm)
(233.1cm X
174.8cm)
(326.3cm X
244.8cm)
(419.6cm X
314.7cm)
(559.4cm X
419.6cm)
Max.
2.27"
(5.8cm)
6.81"
(17.3cm)
11.36"
(28.8cm)
15.9"
(40.4cm)
20.44"
(51.9cm)
27.26"
(69.2cm)
Min.
2.06"
(5.2cm)
6.19"
(15.7cm)
10.32"
(26.2cm)
14.45"
(36.7cm)
18.58"
(47.2cm)
24.78"
(62.9cm)
3.3' (1.0m)
9.8' (3.0m)
16.4' (5.0m)
23.0' (7.0m)
29.5' (9.0m)
39.4' (12.0m)
181.7" X 136.3" 242.3" X 181.7"
(461.5cm X
346.2cm)
(615.4cmX
461.5cm)
165.2" X 123.9" 220.3" X 165.2"
* This graph is for user reference only.
Using the Control Panel
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2
3
4
10
5
9
6
8
1
LAMP warning light
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If the LAMP light is solid amber, replace the
lamp. If the LAMP light is blinking amber, the
lamp driver or color wheel have failed and the
projector automatically shuts down. If the
problem persists, contact Dell™.
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2
TEMP warning light
• A solid amber TEMP light indicates that the
projector, lamp, or lamp driver are overheated.
The display automatically shuts down. Turn the
display on again after the projector cools down.
If the problem persists, contact Dell™.
• A blinking amber TEMP light indicates that a
projector fan or color wheel have failed and the
projector automatically shuts down. If the
problem persists, contact Dell™.
3
Power
Turn the projector on and off. For more
information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on
page 15 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on
page 15.
4
Up
/ Keystone
adjustment
Press to select the On Screen Display (OSD)
items.
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector. (+40/-35 degrees)
5
Right
/ Auto Adjust
Press to adjust the OSD setting.
Press to synchronize the projector to the input
source. Auto Adjust does not operate if the onscreen display (OSD) is displayed.
6
IR Receiver
Point the remote control towards the IR receiver
and press a button.
7
Down
/ Keystone
adjustment
Press to select the OSD items.
8
Menu
Press to activate the OSD. Use the directional
keys and the Menu button to navigate through
the OSD.
9
Left
/ Source
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector. (+40/-35 degrees)
Press to adjust the OSD setting.
Press to toggle through Digital RGB, Analog
RGB, Composite, Component (YPbPr via VGA),
and S-video sources when multiple sources are
connected to the projector.
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Enter
Using Your Projector
Press to confirm the selection item.
Using the Remote Control
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11
2
12
3
13
4
5
14
15
6
7
16
17
8
18
9
19
10
20
1
LED light
LED indicator.
2
Source
Press to switch between Digital RGB, Analog
RGB, Composite, S-video, Component (YPbPr
via VGA).
3
Auto adjust
Press to synchronize the projector to the input
source. Auto adjust does not operate if the OSD
(On-Screen Display) is displayed.
4
Up button
Press to select an item on the OSD.
5
Left button
Press to adjust the OSD setting.
6
Enter
Press to confirm the selection.
7
Menu
Press to activate the OSD.
8
Down button
Press to select an item on the OSD.
9
Mute
Press to mute or un-mute the projector speaker.
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10 Aspect ratio
Press to change the aspect ratio of a displayed
image.
11 Power
Turns the projector on and off. For more
information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on
page 15 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on
page 15.
12 Video mode
The Dell 1409X Micro-projector has preset
configurations that are optimized for displaying
data (PC Graphics) or video (movies, games,
etc.). Press the Video Mode button to toggle
between PC mode, Movie mode, Game Mode,
sRGB, or CUSTOM mode (for user to setup and
save preferred settings). Pressing the Video Mode
button once will show the current display mode.
Pressing the Video Mode button again will switch
between display modes.
13 Page up
Press to move to the previous page.
14 Blank screen
Press to hide/un-hide the image.
15 Page down
Press to move to the next page.
16 Right button
Press to adjust the OSD setting.
17 Volume up
Press to increase the volume.
18 Keystone adjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector. (+40/-35 degrees)
19 Volume down
Press to decrease the volume.
20 Keystone adjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector. (+40/-35 degrees)
Using the On-Screen Display
The projector has a multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) that can be
displayed with or without an input source present.
To navigate through the tabs in the Main Menu, press the
or
buttons on
your projectors control panel or remote control. To select a submenu, press the
Enter button on your projectors control panel or remote control.
To select an option, press the
or
on your projectors control panel or remote
control. The color changes to dark blue. When an item is selected, the color
changes to dark blue. Use
or
on the control panel or remote control to
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adjust the settings.
To go back to Main Menu, go to Back tab and press the Enter button on the
control panel or the remote control.
To exit the OSD, go to EXIT tab and press the Enter button or press the Menu
button directly on the control panel or the remote control.
Main Menu
INPUT SELECT
The Input Select menu allows you to select your projectors input source.
manually select the input signal.
AUTO SOURCE—Select On (the
default) to autodetect the
available input signals. If you
press the Source button when
the projector is on, it
automatically finds the next
available input signal. Select
Off to lock the current input
signal. If you press the Source
button when the Auto Source
mode is set to Off, you can
VGA-A—Press Enter to detect VGA-A signal.
VGA-B—Press Enter to detect VGA-B signal.
DVI-D—Press Enter to detect DVI-D signal.
S-VIDEO—Press Enter to detect S-Video signal.
COMPOSITE VIDEO—Press Enter to detect Composite Video signal.
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AUTO-ADJUST
Auto Adjust automatically adjusts the
projector's FREQUENCY and
TRACKING in PC mode. While
Auto Adjustment is in progress, the following message appears on the screen,
"Auto Adjustment in Progress...".
SET UP
It includes V. Keystone, Auto Keystone, Projector Mode, Aspect Ratio and
Projector Info settings.
V. KEYSTONE—Adjusts the image distortion caused by tilting the projector.
AUTO KEYSTONE—Auto adjusts the image distortion by tilting the projector.
PROJECTOR MODE—Allows you to select the projector mode, depending upon how
the projector is mounted.
•
Front Projection-Desktop — This is the default option.
•
Front Projection-Ceiling Mount — The projector turns the image upside
down for ceiling-mounted projection.
•
Rear Projection-Desktop — The projector reverses the image so that you can
project from behind a translucent screen.
•
Rear Projection-Ceiling Mount — The projector reverses and turns the
image upside down. You can project from behind a translucent screen with a
ceiling-mounted projection.
ASPECT RATIO—Allows you to set the aspect ratio.
•
Original — The input source scales to fit the screen while keeping the aspect
ratio of the input source.
•
4:3 — The input source scales to fit the screen.
•
Wide — The input source scales to fit the width of the screen.
Use Wide or 4:3 if you are using one of the following:
– Computer resolution greater than XGA
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– Component cable (720p/1080i/1080p)
PROJECTOR INFO—Displays the projector model name, the present input source and
projector series number (PPID#).
PICTURE (in PC Mode)
Using the Picture menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projectors. The
Picture menu, provides the following options:
BRIGHTNESS—Use
CONTRAST—Use
and
and
to adjust the brightness of the image.
to adjust the display contrast.
COLOR TEMP—Allows you to adjust the color temperature. The screen appears
cooler at higher color temperatures and warmer at lower color temperatures.
When you adjust the values in the Color Adjust menu, the Custom mode is
activated. The values are saved in the Custom mode.
COLOR ADJUST—Allows you to manually adjust the colours red, green, and blue.
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PICTURE (in Video Mode)
Using the Picture menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projectors. The
Picture menu, provides the following options:
BRIGHTNESS—Use
CONTRAST—Use
and
and
to adjust the brightness of the image.
to adjust the display contrast.
COLOR TEMP—Allows you to adjust the color temperature. The screen appears
cooler at higher color temperatures and warmer at lower color temperatures.
When you adjust the values in the Color Adjust menu, the Custom mode is
activated. The values are saved in the Custom mode.
COLOR ADJUST—Allows you to manually adjust the colours red, green, and blue.
SATURATION—Allows you to adjust the video source from black and white to fully
saturated color. Press
to decrease the amount of color in the image and
to
increase the amount of color in the image.
SHARPNESS—Press
sharpness.
to decrease the sharpness and
to increase the
to increase the amount of green in the image and
to
increase the amount of red in the image (Selectable for NTSC only).
TINT—Press
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DISPLAY (in PC Mode)
Using the Display menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projectors.
The Picture menu, provides the following options:
VIDEO MODE—Allows you to optimize the projectors display mode:
PC, Movie, sRGB (provides more accurate color representation), Game, and
Custom (set your preferred settings). If you adjust the settings for White Intensity
or Degamma, the projector automatically switches to Custom.
NOTE: If you adjust the settings for White Intensity or Degamma, the projector
automatically switches to Custom.
SIGNAL TYPE—Allows you to manually select signal type RGB, YCbCr, or YPbPr.
to digitally magnify an image up to 4 times on the projection
ZOOM—Press
screen and press
to reduce the zoomed image.
ZOOM NAVIGATION—Press
to navigate projection screen.
WHITE INTENSITY—Set 0 to maximize the color reproduction and 10 to maximize
the brightness.
DEGAMMA—Allows you to adjust among the 4 preset values (1, 2, 3, 4) to change
the color performance of the display.
HORIZONTAL POSITION—Press
image to the right.
VERTICAL POSITION—Press
to move the image to the left and
to move the image down and
to move the
to move the image up.
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FREQUENCY—Allows you to change the display data clock frequency to match the
frequency of your computer graphics card. If you see a vertical flickering wave, use
Frequency control to minimize the bars. This is a coarse adjustment.
TRACKING—Synchronize the phase of the display signal with the graphic card. If you
experience an unstable or flickering image, use Tracking to correct it. This is a fine
adjustment.
DISPLAY (in Video Mode)
Using the Display menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projectors.
The Picture menu, provides the following options:
VIDEO MODE—Allows you to optimize the projectors display mode:
PC, Movie, sRGB (provides more accurate color representation), Game, and
Custom (set your preferred settings). If you adjust the settings for White Intensity
or Degamma, the projector automatically switches to Custom.
NOTE: If you adjust the settings for White Intensity or Degamma, the projector
automatically switches to Custom.
SIGNAL TYPE—Manually select signal type RGB, YCbCr, or YPbPr.
to digitally magnify an image up to 4 times on the projection
ZOOM—Press
screen and press
to reduce the zoomed image.
ZOOM NAVIGATION—Press
to navigate projection screen.
WHITE INTENSITY—Set 0 to maximize the color reproduction and 10 to maximize
the brightness.
DEGAMMA—Adjust among the 4 preset values (1, 2, 3, 4) to change the color
performance of the display.
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Using Your Projector
LAMP
Using the Lamp menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projectors. The
Picture menu, provides the following options:
LAMP HOUR—Displays the operating hours since the last lamp timer reset.
POWER SAVING—Select Yes to set the Power Saving delay period. The delay period is
the time you want the projector to wait without an input signal. By default, the
delay period is set to 120 minutes. However, you can set this to 5, 15, 30, 45, 60, or
120 minutes.
If an input signal is not detected during the delay period, the projector turns off
the lamp and goes into power saving mode. If an input signal is detected within
the delay period, the projector automatically turns on. If an input signal is not
detected within two hours, the projector switches from Power Saving mode to
Power Off mode. To turn on the projector press the Power button.
ECO MODE—Select On to use the projector at a lower power level (165 Watts),
which may provide longer lamp life, quieter operation, and dimmer luminance
output on the screen. Select Off to operate at normal power level (200 Watts).
LAMP RESET—After you install a new lamp, select Yes to reset the lamp timer.
QUICK SHUTDOWN—Select Yes to turn off the projector with a single press of the
Power button. This function allows the projector to quick power off with an
accelerated fan speed. Slightly higher acoustic noise is expected during quick
power off.
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LANGUAGE
The Language menu allows you to set the language for the OSD.
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Using Your Projector
OTHERS
VOLUME—Press
and
to decrease/increase the volume.
MUTE—Allows you to mute the sound.
CUSTOMIZED SCREEN—Press Enter to pop up a Customized Screen menu.
Input in a source at native resolution then press Enter and select "Yes". The
projector will capture the screen image as a "My Customized logo". This
screen replaces all the original screens with the Dell logo. User can recover
the default screen by selecting Dell Logo on the pop-up screen.
MENU LOCK—Select On to enable Menu Lock and hide the OSD menu.
Select OFF to disable the Menu Lock and display the OSD menu.
NOTE: If the OSD disappears while you disable Menu Lock, press the Menu
button on the projectors control panel for 15 seconds, then disable the function.
MENU TIMEOUT—Allows you to adjust the time for an OSD Timeout. By
default, the OSD disappears after 30 seconds of non-activity.
MENU POSITION—Allows you to select the position of the OSD menu on the
screen.
MENU TRANSPARENCY—Select to change the transparency level of the OSD
background.
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PASSWORD—When Password Protect is enabled, a Password Protect screen
requesting you to enter a password will be displayed when the power plug is
inserted into the electrical outlet and the power for the projector is first
turned on. By default, this function is disabled. You can enable this feature
using the Password menu. This password security feature will be activated
the next time you turn on the projector. If you enable this feature, you will
be asked to enter the projector's password after you turn on the projector:
1
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1st time password input request:
a
Go to Others menu, press Enter and then select Password to
Enable the password setting.
b
Enable the Password function will pop up a character screen, key in
a 4-digit number from the screen and press the Enter button.
c
To confirm, enter the password again.
d
If the password verification is successful, you may resume with
accessing the projector's functions and its utilities.
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If you have entered incorrect password, you will be given another 2
chances. After the three invalid attempts, the projector will
automatically turn off.
NOTE: If you forget your password, contact DELL™ or qualified service
personnel.
3 To cancel the password function, select Off and enter the password to
disable the function.
CHANGE PASSWORD—Key in the original password, then enter the new password
and confirm the new password again.
TEST PATTERN—Select On to activate the built-in Test Pattern for self-testing
on focus and resolution. Select Off to disable the function.
FACTORY RESET —Select On to reset the projector to its factory default settings.
Reset items include both computer sources and video source settings.
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Using Your Projector
Troubleshooting Your Projector
4
If you experience problems with your projector, see the following troubleshooting
tips. If the problem persists, contact Dell™. See Contacting Dell™ on page 44
Problem
Possible Solution
No image appears on the
screen
• Ensure that the lens cap is removed and the
projector is turned on.
• Ensure the external graphics port is enabled.
If you are using a Dell™ portable computer,
press
(Fn+F8). For other
computers, see your respective
documentation.
• Ensure that all the cables are securely
connected. See on page 7.
• Ensure that the pins of the connectors are
not bent or broken.
• Ensure that the lamp is securely installed
(see on page 39).
• Use Test Pattern in the Others menu.
Ensure that the colors of the test pattern are
correct.
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Problem (continued)
Partial, scrolling, or
incorrectly displayed image
Possible Solution (continued)
1 Press the Auto Adjust button on the remote
control or the control panel.
2 If you are using a Dell™ portable computer,
set the resolution of the computer to XGA
(1024 x 768):
a Right-click the unused portion of your
Windows desktop, click Properties and
then select Settings tab.
b Verify the setting is 1024 x 768 pixels for
the external monitor port.
c Press
(Fn+F8).
If you experience difficulty in changing
resolutions or your monitor freezes, restart all
the equipment and the projector.
If you are not using a Dell™ portable
computer, see your documentation.
The screen does not display
your presentation
If you are using a portable computer, press
(Fn+F8).
Image is unstable or flickering Adjust the tracking in the OSD Display submenu (in PC Mode only).
Image has vertical flickering
bar
Adjust the frequency in the OSD Display submenu (in PC Mode only).
Image color is incorrect
• If the display receives the wrong signal
output from the graphics card, please set the
signal type to RGB in the OSD Display tab.
• Use Test Pattern in the Others menu.
Ensure that the colors of the test pattern are
correct.
Image is out of focus
1 Adjust the focus ring on the projector lens.
2 Ensure that the projection screen is within
the required distance from the projector
(3.3 ft [1.0 m] to 39.4 ft [12 m]).
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Troubleshooting Your Projector
Problem (continued)
Possible Solution (continued)
The image is stretched when
displaying a 16:9 DVD
The projector automatically detects the input
signal format. It will maintain the aspect ratio
of the projected image according to input
signal format with an Original setting.
If the image is still stretched, adjust the aspect
ratio in the Set Up menu in the OSD.
Image is reversed
Select Set Up from the OSD and adjust the
projector mode.
Lamp is burned out or makes
a popping sound
When the lamp reaches its end of life, it may
burn out and may make a loud popping sound.
If this occurs, the projector does not turn back
on. To replace the lamp, see on page 39.
LAMP light is solid amber
If the LAMP light is solid amber, replace the
lamp.
LAMP light is blinking amber
If the LAMP light and the Power light are
blinking amber, the lamp driver has failed and
the projector will automatically shut down.
If the LAMP light is blinking amber and
Power light is solid blue, the color wheel has
failed and the projector will automatically
shut down.
Unplug the power cord after 3minutes then
turn the display on again. If this problem
persists, contact Dell™.
TEMP light is solid amber
The projector has overheated. The display
automatically shuts down. Turn the display on
again after the projector cools down. If the
problem persists, contact Dell™.
TEMP light is blinking amber A projector fan has failed and the projector
will automatically shut down. If the problem
persists, contact Dell™.
The OSD does not appear on
the screen
Try to press the Menu button on the panel for
15 seconds to unlock the OSD. Check the
Menu Lock on page 31.
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Problem (continued)
Possible Solution (continued)
The remote control is not
operating smoothly or works
only within a limited range
The battery may be low. Check if the LED
indicator from the remote is too dim. If so,
replace with a new CR2032 battery.
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Troubleshooting Your Projector
Changing the Lamp
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
Safety Instructions as described on page 6.
Replace the lamp when the message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful
life in full power operation. Replacement suggested! www.dell.com/lamps"
appears on the screen. If this problem persists after replacing the lamp, contact
Dell™. For more information, see Contacting Dell™on page 45.
CAUTION: The lamp becomes very hot when in use. Do not attempt to replace
the lamp until the projector has been allowed to cool down for at least 30
minutes.
CAUTION: Do not touch the bulb or the lamp glass at any time. Projector
lamps are very fragile and may shatter if touched. The shattered glass pieces
are sharp and can cause injury.
CAUTION: If the lamp shatters, remove all broken pieces from the projector
and dispose or recycle according to state, local, or federal law. For more
information see - www.dell.com/hg.
1 Turn off the projector and disconnect the power cord.
2 Let the projector cool for at least 30 minutes.
3 Loosen the two screws that secure the lamp cover, and remove the cover.
4 Loosen the two screws that secure the lamp.
5 Pull the lamp up by its metal handle.
NOTE: Dell™ may require lamps
replaced under warranty to be returned
to Dell™. Otherwise, contact your local
waste disposal agency for the address
of the nearest deposit site.
6 Replace with the new lamp.
7 Tighten the two screws that secure the
lamp.
8 Replace the lamp cover and tighten the
two screws.
9 Reset the lamp usage time by selecting
"Yes" for Lamp Reset in the OSD Lamp
tab. (See Lamp menu on page 29)
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CAUTION: Lamp Disposal (for the US only)
LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE
RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL
LAWS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.DELL.COM/HG OR CONTACT
THE ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE AT WWW.EIAE.ORG. FOR LAMP
SPECIFIC DISPOSAL INFORMATION CHECK WWW.LAMPRECYCLE.ORG.
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Specifications
Light Valve
0.55" XGA DMD Type X, DarkChip2™
Brightness
2500 ANSI Lumens (Max.)
Contrast Ratio
1900:1 Typical (Full On/Full Off)
Uniformity
85% Typical (Japan Standard - JBMA)
Number of Pixels
1024x 768 (XGA)
Displayable Color
16.7M colors
Color Wheel Speed
2X
Projection Lens
F-Stop: F/ 2.41~2.55
Focal length, f=21.8~24 mm
1.1X manual Zoom Lens
Projection Screen Size
22.89-302.8 inches (diagonal)
Projection Distance
3.3~39.4 ft (1.0 m~12 m)
Video Compatibility
Composite Video / S-Video: NTSC (J, M, 4.43), PAL
(B, D, G, H, I, M, N, Nc, 60), SECAM (B, D, G, K,
K1, L)
Component Video via VGA & DVI-D: 1080i/p,
720p, 576i/p, 480i/p
Power Supply
Universal AC90-264 50/60 Hz with PFC input
Power Consumption
256 watts in full mode, 216 watts in eco mode
Audio
1 speaker, 8 watt RMS
Noise Level
34 dB(A) Full-on mode, 31 dB(A) Eco mode
Weight
4.95 lbs (2.25 kg)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
External 11.68 x 7.96 x 3.17 ± 0.04 inches (296.5 x
202 x 80.5 ± 1 mm)
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Environmental
Operating temperature: 5oC - 35oC (41oF- 95oF)
Humidity: 80% maximum
Storage temperature: 0oC to 60oC
(32oF to 140oF)
Humidity: 90% maximum
Regulatory
FCC, CE, VCCI, UL, cUL, Nemko-GS, ICES-003,
MIC, C-Tick, GOST, CCC, PSB, NOM, IRAM,
SABS, CECP, SASO, PSE, eK
I/O Connectors
Power: AC power input socket
Computer input: two D-sub for analog/component,
HDTV input signals
Computer output: one 15-pin D-sub
Video input: one composite video RCA and one Svideo
Audio input: one phone jack (diameter 3.5 mm)
Audio output: one phone jack (diameter 3.5 mm)
USB port: One USB slave for remote support
One mini-DIN RS232 for wired remote control from
PC
DVI-D input: one DVI-D connector for DVI-D
signal (HDCP compliant).
Lamp
165~200-watt user-replaceable 3000-hour lamp (up
to 4000 hours in eco mode)
NOTE: The actual operating life span of a projector lamp will vary according to
operating conditions and usage patterns. Usage of a projector in stressful
conditions which may include dusty environments, under high temperatures
and abrupt powering-off may result in a lamp's shortened operating life span or
possibly lamp failure. The lamp life specified for Dell's projectors refers to the
typical time under non-stressful operating conditions for more than 50% of a
sampling population to reduce to approximately 50% of the lamp's rated
brightness level. It is not the measure of time a lamp will cease light output.
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Specifications
RS232 Pin Assignment
RS232 Protocol
•
Communication Settings
Connection settings
Value
Baud Rate:
19200
Data Bits:
8
Parity
None
Stop Bits
1
•
Command types
To pop up the OSD menu and adjust the settings.
•
Control command Syntax (From PC to Projector)
[H][AC][SoP][CRC][ID][SoM][COMMAND]
•
Example: Power ON Command (Send low byte firstly)
--> 0xBE, 0xEF, 0x10, 0x05, 0x00, 0xC6, 0xFF, 0x11, 0x11, 0x01, 0x00, 0x01
•
Control Commands List
To view the latest RS232 code, go to the Dell Support site at: support.dell.com.
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Compatibility Modes (Analog/Digital)
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Resolution
V. Frequency (Hz)
640X480
59.9
31.5
640X480
75
37.5
640X480
85
43.3
720X400
70.1
31.5
720X400
85
37.9
800X600
60.3
37.9
800X600
75
46.9
800X600
85.1
53.7
848X480
60
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1024X768
60
48.4
1024X768
75
60
1024X768
85
68.7
1280X720
59.9
44.8
1280X768
59.9
47.8
1280X800
59.8
49.7
1280X1024
60
64
1280X1024
75
80
1280X1024
85
91.1
H. Frequency (KHz)
1360X768
60
47.7
1400X1050
60
65.3
1440X900
59.9
55.9
1680X1050
60
65.3
1600X1200
60
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Specifications
Contacting Dell™
For customers in the United States, call 800-WWW-DELL (800-9993355).
NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact
information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.
Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service
options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may
not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support,
or customer service issues:
1
Visit support.dell.com.
2
Verify your country or region in the Choose A Country/Region dropdown menu at the bottom of the page.
3
Click Contact Us on the left side of the page.
4
Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.
5
Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you.
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Appendix: Glossary
ANSI LUMENS —A standard for measuring the brightness. It is calculated by
dividing a square meter image into nine equal rectangles, measuring the lux (or
brightness) reading at the center of each rectangle, and averaging these nine
points.
ASPECT RATIO —The most popular aspect ratio is 4:3 (4 by 3). Early television and
computer video formats are in a 4:3 aspect ratio, which means that the width of
the image is 4/3 times the height.
Brightness— The amount of light emitting from a display or projection display or
projection device. The brightness of projector is measured by ANSI lumens.
Color Temperature— The color appearance of white light. Low color
temperature implies warmer (more yellow/red) light while high color temperature
implies a colder (more blue) light. The standard unit for color temperature is
Kelvin (K).
Component Video—A method of delivering quality video in a format that
consists of the luminance signal and two separate chrominance signals and are
defined as Y'Pb'Pr' for analog component and Y'Cb'Cr' for digital component.
Component video is available on DVD players.
Composite Video — A video signal that combines the luma (brightness), chroma
(color), burst (color reference), and sync (horizontal and vertical synchronizing
signals) into a signal waveform carried on a single wire pair. There are three kind of
formats, namely, NTSC, PAL and SECAM.
Compressed Resolution— If the input images are of higher resolution than the
native resolution of the projector, the resulting image will be scaled to fit the
native resolution of the projector. The nature of compression in a digital device
means that some image content is lost.
Contrast Ratio— Range of light and dark values in a picture, or the ratio between
their maximum and minimum values. There are two methods used by the
projection industry to measure the ratio:
1 Full On/Off — measures the ratio of the light output of an all white image (full
on) and the light output of an all black (full off) image.
2 ANSI — measures a pattern of 16 alternating black and white rectangles. The
average light output from the white rectangles is divided by the average light
output of the black rectangles to determine the ANSI contrast ratio.
Full On/Off contrast is always a larger number than ANSI contrast for the same
projector.
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dB— decibel—A unit used to express relative difference in power or intensity,
usually between two acoustic or electric signals, equal to ten times the common
logarithm of the ratio of the two levels.
Diagonal Screen— A method of measuring the size of a screen or a projected
image. It measures from one corner to the opposite corner. A 9FT high, 12FT
wide, screen has a diagonal of 15FT. This document assumes that the diagonal
dimensions are for the traditional 4:3 ratio of a computer image as per the example
above.
DLP®— Digital Light Processing™—Reflective display technology developed by
Texas Instruments, using small manipulated mirrors. Light passes through a color
filter is sent to the DLP mirrors which arrange the RGB colors into a picture
projected onto screen, also known as DMD.
DMD— digital Micro- Mirror Device— Each DMD consists of thousands of
tilting, microscopic aluminum alloy mirrors mounted on a hidden yoke.
DVI-D— Digital Visual Interface-Digital connector.
Focal Length— The distance from the surface of a lens to its focal point.
Frequency— It is the rate of repetition in cycles per seconds of electrical signals.
Measured in Hz (Hertz).
Hz (Hertz)— Unit of frequency.
Keystone Correction— Device that will correct an image of the distortion
(usually a wide-top narrow-bottom effect) of a projected image caused by
improper projector to screen angle.
Maximum Distance— The distance from a screen the projector can be to cast an
image that is usable (bright enough) in a fully darkened room.
Maximum Image Size— The largest image a projector can throw in a darkened
room. This is usually limited by focal range of the optics.
Minimum Distance— The closest position that a projector can focus an image
onto a screen.
NTSC— National Television Standards Committee. North American standard for
video and broadcasting, with a video format of 525 lines at 30 frames per second.
PAL— Phase Alternating Line. A European broadcast standard for video and
broadcasting, with a video format of 625 lines at 25 frames per second.
Reverse Image— Feature that allows you to flip the image horizontally. When
used in a normal forward projection environment text, graphics, etc, are
backwards. Reverse image is used for rear projection.
RGB— Red, Green, Blue— typically used to describe a monitor that requires
separate signals for each of the three colors.
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Glossary
S-Video—A video transmission standard that uses a 4-pin mini-DIN connector to
send video information on two signal wires called luminance (brightness, Y) and
chrominance (color, C). S-Video is also referred to as Y/C.
SECAM— A French and international broadcast standard for video and
broadcasting, closely related to PAL but with a different method of sending color
information.
SVGA— Super Video Graphics Array— 800 x 600 pixels count.
SXGA— Super Extended Graphics Array,—1280 x 1024 pixels count.
UXGA— Ultra Extended Graphics Array—1600 x 1200 pixels count.
VGA— Video Graphics Array—640 x 480 pixels count.
XGA— Extended Video Graphics Array— 1024 x 768 pixels count.
Zoom Lens— Lens with a variable focal length that allows operator to move the
view in or out making the image smaller or larger.
Zoom Lens Ratio— Is the ratio between the smallest and largest image a lens can
projector from a fixed distance. For example, a 1.4:1 zoom lens ratio means that a
10 foot image without zoom would be a 14 foot image with full zoom.
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Glossary
Index
A
Adjusting the Projected Image 16
Adjusting the Projector Height
16
lower the projector
Elevator button 16
Elevator foot 16
Tilt adjustment wheel 16
Adjusting the Projector Zoom and
Focus 17
Focus ring 17
Zoom tab 17
C
Changing the Lamp 39
Connecting the Projector
Composite video cable 12
Connecting a Computer with a
RS232 cable 10
Connecting with a Component
Cable 13
Connecting with a Composite
Cable 12
Connecting with an HDMI
Cable 14
Connecting with an S-video
Cable 11
DVI-D adapter 14
HDMI cable 14
Power cord 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
14
RS232 cable 10
S-video cable 11
To Computer 8, 9
USB to USB cable 8, 9
VGA to VGA cable 8, 9
VGA to YPbPr cable 13
Connection Ports
Audio input connector 7
Audio output connector 7
Composite video connector 7
DVI-D input connector 7
Power cord connector 7
RS232 connector 7
Security cable slot 7
S-video connector 7
USB remote connector 7
VGA-A input (D-sub) connector
7
VGA-A output (monitor
loop-through) 7
VGA-B input (D-sub) connector
7
Contact Dell 5, 19, 20, 37, 38, 39
Control Panel 19
D
Dell
contacting 45
Index
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M
S
Main Unit 6
Control panel 6
Elevator button 6
Focus ring 6
IR receiver 6
Lens 6
Zoom tab 6
Specifications
Audio 41
Brightness 41
Color Wheel Speed 41
Contrast Ratio 41
Dimensions 42
Displayable Color 41
Environmental 42
I/O Connectors 42
Lamp 41
Light Valve 41
Noise Level 42
Number of Pixels 41
Power Consumption 41
Power Supply 41
Projection Distance 41
Projection Lens 41
Projection Screen Size 41
Regulatory 42
RS232 Protocol 43
Uniformity 41
Video Compatibility 41
Weight 42
O
On-Screen Display 22
Auto-Adjust 24
Display (in PC Mode) 27
Display (in Video Mode) 28
Input Select 23
Lamp 29
Language 30
Main Menu 23
Others 31
Picture (in PC Mode) 25
Picture (in Video Mode) 26
Set Up 24
P
phone numbers 45
Powering On/Off the Projector
Powering Off the Projector 15
Powering On the Projector 15
support
contacting Dell 45
T
telephone numbers 45
Troubleshooting 35
Contact Dell 35
R
Remote Control 21
IR receiver 20
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