Epson 5550C - PowerLite SVGA LCD Projector User`s guide

EPSON ®
PowerLite ® 5550C/7550C
User’s Guide
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Copyright © 1999 by Epson America, Inc.
Torrance, CA USA
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CPD 8299
7/99
Important Information About Your Projector
Important Safety Information
Warning: Never look into the projector lens when the lamp is turned on; the bright light can damage your
eyes. Never let children look into the lens when it is on. Never open any cover on the projector, except the
lamp and filter covers. Dangerous electrical voltages inside the projector can severely injure you. Except as
specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to service this product yourself. Refer all servicing
to qualified service personnel.
Warning: The projector and its accessories come packaged in plastic bags. Keep plastic bags away from
small children to avoid any risk of suffocation.
Caution: When you replace the lamp, never touch the new lamp with your bare hands; the invisible residue
left by the oil on your hands may shorten the lamp life. Use a cloth or glove to handle the new lamp.
Remote Control Information
You can operate the projector by remote control via a line-of-sight infrared (IR) receiver at the front of the
projector. The projector may not respond to remote control commands under the following conditions:
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There is an object between the remote control IR emitter and the IR receiver on the projector.
Ambient light is too bright.
Certain types of fluorescent lighting are used.
A strong light source shines into the IR receiver.
Other equipment that emits infrared energy, such as a radiant room heater, is in the room.
These conditions commonly cause problems for most infrared-controlled equipment. Try the following
solutions:
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The remote control unit’s batteries may be low on power; replace them.
Dim the ambient lighting and/or turn off any fluorescent lights.
Close any window coverings and/or move the projector out of direct sunlight.
Turn off other equipment that emits infrared energy.
If the remote control still does not work properly, remember you can always control your computer-based
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presentation directly from the computer, even in an environment containing one of the conditions listed above.
FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures.
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC
Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC
for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable
with this device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to
unused interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment
Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le materiel brouilleur du
Canada.
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Contents
Introduction
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Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
About This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Where to Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Electronic Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Automated Telephone Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
1 Setting Up the Projector
11
Unpacking the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Additional Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Attaching the Hand Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing the Remote Control Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Where to Place the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connecting the Power Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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Connecting to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Connecting to a PC Desktop Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Connecting to a PC Laptop Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Connecting to a Desktop Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Connecting to a PowerBook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Connecting to a Video Source Other Than a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Connecting to an External Speaker or Public Address System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Turning the Equipment On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Turning the Projector On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Sleep Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
2 Using the Projector
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Positioning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Calculating Image Size and Projection Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Focusing and Positioning the Screen Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Resizing the Projected Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Controlling the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Using the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Projector Status Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Power Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Projector Lamp Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Temperature Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
3 Adjusting Projector Settings
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Accessing the Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Changing a Menu Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Adjusting Video Settings (Image Source = Computer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Adjusting Video Settings (Image Source = Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
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Adjusting Audio Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Changing Basic Projector Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Creating and Assigning a User Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Creating the User Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Assigning the Logo to the AV/Mute Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Modifying the Special Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Displaying Information About Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Resetting All Menu Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
4 Using ELP Link III
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Unpacking the ELP Link III Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Connecting the ELP Link III Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Connecting to a PC Desktop or Laptop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Connecting to a Macintosh Desktop or PowerBook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Installing the ELP Link III Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Installing the Software for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Installing the Software on a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Starting ELP Link III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Starting the Program from Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Starting the Program on a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Changing the COM Port Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Assigning Functions to the Effects Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Modifying Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Defining and Using Key Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Saving and Recalling Effects Button Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Assigning Functions to the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
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Using the Projector Setting Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Using the Quick Change Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Changing Projector Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Testing Projector Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Running ELP Link III Without the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
5 Maintenance
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Cleaning the Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Cleaning the Projector Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Cleaning the Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Replacing the Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Transporting the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
6 Troubleshooting
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Using the Online Help Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Problems with the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Problems with the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Problems with the Image or Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
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7 Technical Specifications
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Glossary
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Index
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Contents
Introduction
The EPSON® PowerLite® projector is a compact, lightweight
projector that lets you project full-color images and video onto a
large screen for presentations. It supports IBM® compatible PCs and
laptops, as well as Apple® Macintosh,® Power Macintosh,™ and
PowerBook® computers.
Note: The projector also supports a wide range of video formats.
See page 153 for details on supported computers and video formats.
In addition to its size and versatility, your projector offers the
following advantages:
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You can connect it simultaneously to two image sources: one
PC or Apple Macintosh computer plus one video source, such as
a VCR or camcorder.
You can connect the projector to an audio source for one or both
image sources. The audio source can be the computer, video
source, or another device such as a stereo.
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It produces images that can be easily seen in rooms light enough
to take notes. The PowerLite 5550C displays images in SVGA
at a resolution of 800 × 600 pixels. The PowerLite 7550C
displays images in XGA at a resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels.
Its two speakers employ a built-in SRS 3D Sound System for
rich, powerful audio output. You can also connect an external
speaker when further amplification is required.
You can select front, rear, or ceiling projection, according to the
specific needs of your presentation.
The projector’s new patented SizeWize™ chip supports a variety
of computer output resolutions. For example, the resize feature
lets you display VGA or XGA images at the projector’s SVGA
resolution.
You can control your projector through a hand-held remote
control, which can also act as a wireless mouse to control the
cursor on your computer screen during presentations.
The optional ELP Link III software enables you to control the
projector from a computer. In addition, it lets you assign
functions both to your keyboard and to the remote control, and
even program the keyboard and remote control with your own
customized functions.
The projector’s sleep mode conserves electricity by
automatically turning off the lamp after the projector has not
been used for 30 minutes. The projector remains on, but the
lamp is turned off, cooling the projector and extending the life
of the lamp.
Optional Accessories
To enhance your use of the projector, EPSON provides the
following optional accessories:
Accessory
Product code
Replacement lamp and filter
ELPLP07
Soft travel case for projector and laptop
ELPKS13
Hard travel case
ELPKS14
Computer cable
ELPKC02
ELP Link III kit for PC for Windows
(includes ELP Link III software and cables)
ELPSW03
ELP Link III kit for Macintosh
(includes ELP Link III software and cables)
ELPSW04
Mac adapter set
ELPAP01
Portable projection screen
ELPSC06
You can purchase these accessories from your dealer or by calling
EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766; or visit our web site at
www.epsonsupplies.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
Optional Accessories
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About This Manual
This manual describes how to set up and use the EPSON
PowerLite 5550C and PowerLite 7550C projectors. Except where
noted, the instructions apply to both projectors.
Chapter 1, “Setting Up the Projector,” gives step-by-step
instructions for connecting your projector to a computer, video, or
audio source, and turning on the equipment.
Chapter 2, “Using the Projector,” gets you started with the basics:
how to position and focus your projector, and how to use the buttons
on the remote control and control panel.
Chapter 3, “Adjusting Projector Settings,” shows you how to use the
projector’s built-in menus to change operational settings.
Chapter 4, “Using ELP Link III,” explains how to connect the
ELP Link III cables and use the optional ELP Link III software.
Chapter 5, “Maintenance,” describes how to perform limited
maintenance, such as replacing the lamp or cleaning the air filter.
Chapter 6, “Troubleshooting,” describes how to interpret your
projector’s warning lights and what to do when you encounter
specific problems.
Chapter 7, “Technical Specifications,” lists the projector’s technical
specifications.
A Glossary and Index are provided at the end of the manual.
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Safety Instructions
Always follow these safety instructions:
1. Place the projector on a flat, stable surface.
2. Don’t use the projector near water or sources of heat. Don’t
place the projector or remote control on top of heat-producing
equipment, and avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations, or
high or rapidly changing temperatures and humidity.
3. Use attachments only as recommended.
4. Use the type of power source indicated on the projector. If
you’re not sure of the power available, consult your dealer or
power company.
5. Place the projector near a wall outlet where you can easily
unplug it.
Placez le projecteur près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche
peut être débranchée facilement.
6. Insert the projector’s three-wire grounding-type plug into a
properly grounded outlet. If you have a two-prong outlet,
contact an electrician to replace it. Don’t touch the plug with
wet hands, as this can cause electric shock.
7. Always insert the plug firmly into the outlet. Also, avoid dusty
outlets. Failure to follow these precautions could result in fire.
8. Don’t overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles. This can cause fire or electric shock.
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9. Don’t place the projector where the cord can be walked on,
which can result in fraying or damage to the plug.
10. Unplug the projector from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use a
damp cloth for cleaning. Don’t use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
11. Don’t block the slots and openings in the projector case. They
provide ventilation and prevent the projector from overheating.
Don’t operate the projector on a sofa, rug, or other soft surface,
or in a closed-in cabinet unless proper ventilation is provided.
12. Never push objects of any kind through cabinet slots. Never
spill liquid of any kind into the projector.
13. Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, don’t
attempt to service the projector yourself. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel. Opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltages and other hazards.
14. Unplug the projector during electrical storms, or when it will
not be used for extended periods.
15. Unplug the projector from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
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When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed
If liquid has been spilled into the projector, or if it has been
exposed to rain or water
If it doesn’t operate normally when you follow the operating
instructions, or if it exhibits a distinct change in
performance
If it has been dropped or the housing has been damaged
Where to Get Help
If you’re having trouble setting up or using your projector, see the
projector’s Help menu or read Chapter 6, “Troubleshooting.” If you
can’t resolve the problem, EPSON provides technical assistance
through electronic support services and automated telephone
services 24 hours a day, as listed in the following tables.
Electronic Support Services
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s Home Page at
http://www.epson.com.
EPSON Internet
FTP Site
If you have Internet FTP capability, use your Web browser
(or other software for FTP downloading) to log onto
ftp.epson.com with the user name anonymous and your
e-mail address as the password.
EPSON Forum on
CompuServe®
Members of CompuServe can type GO EPSON
at the menu prompt to reach the Epson America Forum.
For a free introductory CompuServe membership, call
(800) 848-8199 and ask for representative #529.
Where to Get Help
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Automated Telephone Services
Service
Access
EPSON SoundAdvice SM
For pre-recorded answers to commonly asked questions
about EPSON products 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, call (800) 922-8911.
EPSON FaxAdvice™
Access EPSON’s technical information library by
calling (800) 922-8911. You must provide a return fax
number to use this service.
EPSON Referral Service
For the location of your nearest Authorized
EPSON Reseller or Customer Care Center, call
(800) 922-8911.
When support is required, follow the calling instructions on the back
of the EPSON Private Line Technical Support card included with
the projector. Technical support is also available in the U.S. by
calling (310) 974-1202 between 6 AM and 6 PM, Pacific time,
Monday through Friday. In Canada, call (905) 709-3839. Toll or
long distance charges may apply.
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
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Product name
Product serial number
Personal identification number (PIN) for EPSON Private Line
Technical Support
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Computer configuration
Description of the problem
You can purchase accessories from EPSON Accessories at
(800) 873-7766; or visit our web site at www.epsonsupplies.com
(U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer
referral.
Where to Get Help
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Setting Up the Projector
This chapter describes how to unpack the projector, connect it to
other equipment, and turn it on.
Before it can project any images, the projector must be connected to
a video source, such as a computer, VCR, camcorder, or DVD
player. If you want, you can connect your projector to both a
computer and a second video source. You can also do any of the
following:
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Connect the projector to an audio source for one or both video
sources. The audio source can be the computer, a video device
capable of producing audio (such as a VCR or camcorder), or
another device such as a stereo.
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Connect the mouse cable to use the remote control as a wireless
mouse. Except for some laptops, this disables your computer’s
mouse. If you are also viewing the display on your monitor, the
remote control’s pointer controls the screen cursor.
Connect the projector to an external speaker or public address
(PA) system to amplify the audio.
Unpacking the Projector
When you unpack the projector, make sure you have all these
components:
Projector
Remote control
2 AA batteries
Power cord
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Projector video cable
Audio cable
Audio/video (A/V) cable
PS/2® mouse cable (for the PC)
Mac mouse cable (for the Macintosh)
Hand strap (with 2 screws)
Soft carrying case
Unpacking the Projector
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Macintosh adapter set:
Macintosh desktop adapter
Macintosh monitor adapter
You will not need all these components.
Save all packaging in case you need to ship the projector in the
future. Always transport the projector in its original packaging (or
the equivalent) or use a carrying case if you are carrying the
projector by hand. (See “Transporting the Projector” on page 137
for instructions.)
Additional Components
Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you may need
these additional components:
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For complete control of the projector from your computer or to
program enhanced special effects on the remote control, you
need the optional ELP Link III kit. You can purchase the kit
from
your dealer or by calling EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766
(U.S. sales only).
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To receive an S-Video signal, you will need an S-Video cable.
(One is usually provided with your video device.) A separate
cable is required for each video source.
To connect the projector to a Macintosh PowerBook, you may
need a video-out cable and an adapter. (The video-out cable is
provided by—or can be purchased from—Apple Computer for
all PowerBooks that have video-out capability and require the
cable. If your PowerBook doesn’t include one, see your
Macintosh dealer. Additionally, some PowerBooks come with
an adapter for a high-density, 15-pin, VGA connector.)
To connect the projector to an external sound system, you need
an RCA-to-3.5 mm stereo audio cable. You can obtain one from
your computer dealer.
To use the remote control when the projector is not in
line-of-sight of the remote, you need an optional infrared
repeater. For more information, call (800) 843-5465 or visit this
web address: www.xantech.com.
To connect a serial mouse cable to your computer, you may
require a special connector, cable, or other components. You
can obtain these items from your computer dealer.
To protect your projector, you can connect a Kensington
MicroSaver® anti-theft device in the hole on the back of the
projector. Contact your local computer dealer.
Unpacking the Projector
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Attaching the Hand Strap
Follow the steps below to attach the hand strap to the projector with
the two screws included with the strap.
1. Gently place the projector on its side, so you are looking at the
bottom and the back of the projector is facing left.
Caution: Do not lift or hold the projector by its lens; this can
damage the lens.
2. Locate the blue slider button on the bottom front of the projector
and slide the button up until the front strap connector is fully
extended.
front strap connector
slider button
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3. Place one end of the strap through the front strap connector and
use a screwdriver to fasten one of the screws through the strap.
Make sure the screw is securely fastened.
screw
4. Place the other end of the strap through the rear strap connector
and fasten it with the other screw. (There is no slider button for
the rear strap connector.)
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Installing the Remote Control Batteries
You can use the remote control as a wireless mouse instead of your
computer’s mouse to control your presentation. If you purchased the
optional ELP Link III kit, you can assign different functions to the
Effects buttons, and even program the buttons with your own
customized functions. (See “Assigning Functions to the Effects
Buttons” on page 102.) Follow these steps to install the batteries:
1. Slide off the battery compartment cover.
2. Insert the two AA batteries included with the projector. Make
sure the polarity of the batteries is correct.
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3. Replace the battery compartment cover.
When replacing batteries, take the following precautions:
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Don’t mix old and new batteries.
Replace batteries as soon as they run out. If the batteries leak,
wipe away battery fluid with a soft cloth. If fluid gets on your
hands, wash them immediately.
Remove the batteries if you plan not to use the projector for a
long period of time.
Where to Place the Projector
Before you start connecting cables, decide where you want to place
the projector and computer or video source. Follow these
guidelines:
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Place the projector on a sturdy, level surface within five feet of
your computer or video source. Remember not to place the
projector near sources of heat, or in a location where the cord is
likely to be stepped on.
Because the distance between the projector and screen
determines image size, position the projector the proper distance
from the screen for the size image you want to project. Use the
following table to determine the correct distance. (For more
precise calculations, see page 52.)
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Note: In addition to front projection, your projector supports rear
and ceiling projection. To use rear or ceiling projection, you need
to select the Ceiling or Rear Projection mode in the Setting menu.
See “Changing Basic Projector Settings” on page 76 for more
information.
Horizontal distance from projector to screen
Image size (diagonal)
Minimum
Maximum
300 inches (762 cm)
494 inches (12.6 m)
639 inches (16.3 m)
200 inches (508 cm)
328 inches (8.4 m)
423 inches (10.8 m)
100 inches (254 cm)
163 inches (4.2 m)
213 inches (5.4 m)
80 inches (203 cm)
129 inches (3.3 m)
170 inches (4.3 m)
60 inches (152 cm)
96 inches (2.5 m)
127 inches (3.2 m)
50 inches (127 cm)
80 inches (2.0 m)
105 inches (2.7 m)
40 inches (102 cm)
67 inches (1.7 m)
83 inches (2.1 m)
30 inches (76 cm)
47 inches (1.2 m)
58 inches (1.5 m)
25 inches (64 cm)
38 inches (1.0 m)
46 inches (1.2 m)
19 inches (48 cm)
None
38.0 inches (1.0 m)
Note: The projector must be between 3.3 and 53.5 feet (1.0 to 16.3
meters) from the screen.
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Connecting the Power Cord
Connect the appropriate end of the power cord to the power inlet on
the back of the projector, as shown below. Connect the other end to
a grounded electrical outlet.
Connecting to a Computer
You can connect the projector to a computer capable of XGA, VGA,
or SVGA output. The PowerLite 7550C is also capable of projecting
SXGA images. (The projector resizes VGA and XGA images for the
PowerLite 5550C and VGA, SVGA, and SXGA images for the
7550C.) The following types of computers are supported:
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IBM compatible desktop or laptop PC
Apple Macintosh desktop computer, including Macintosh
Quadra,® Macintosh Centris,® and Power Macintosh
Any Apple PowerBook with video-out capability
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You can connect the projector to two video sources simultaneously
(for example, a computer and a VCR), and you can connect a
separate audio source for each video source.
If you will be using the optional ELP Link III software, you’ll also
need to connect the ELP Link III cables. See Chapter 4 for
instructions after you finish connecting the projector to your
computer.
Note: If you want to use the remote as a mouse and your computer
doesn’t have a PS/2 mouse connector, you must use the ELP Link III
kit to connect the projector to a computer.
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The illustration below identifies all the interface ports on the back of
the projector; you may want to refer to this as you connect your
computer or other equipment to the projector.
S-Video In
Left Audio
Video In
Computer Out
power switch
Computer In
Mouse/Com
AC inlet
Right Audio
Repeater
Audio Out
Audio In
Connecting to a PC Desktop Computer
This section describes how to connect the projector to your PC
desktop with the projector’s video, audio, and mouse cables. (You
must connect the video cable; the audio and mouse cables are
optional.)
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Connecting the projector’s video cable
Computer Out port
Computer In
port
projector video cable
projector video cable
computer’s monitor cable
(optional)
Note: Computer configurations vary. See your computer manual for
the location of the ports needed to connect your projector.
1. Turn off the projector and computer, if they’re on.
2. Connect either end of the projector’s video cable to the
Computer In port.
3. Disconnect the computer’s monitor cable from the video port on
the back of the computer.
4. Connect the other end of the projector’s video cable to the
computer’s video port.
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5. If you want to view the video on the computer monitor, connect
the computer’s monitor cable to the projector’s Computer Out
port. (This is especially useful when the projection screen is
behind you.)
6. Tighten the screws on all connectors.
Connecting the projector’s audio cable
1. If you will be using audio, connect one end of the audio cable
that came with the projector to the Audio In jack on the
projector.
Audio In jack
audio cable
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the audio out port on
a sound card in the computer.
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Connecting the projector’s mouse cable
Connect the projector’s PS/2 mouse cable if you want to use the
projector’s remote control as a mouse pointer for the computer.
Note: If you’ll be using the optional ELP Link III software, you need
to connect the mouse cable included in the ELP Link III kit instead.
See Chapter 4 for instructions.
Mouse/Com port
PS/2 mouse cable
1. Disconnect the computer’s PS/2 mouse cable from the mouse
port on the back of your computer and replace it with the small
end of the PS/2 mouse cable that came with the projector.
2. Connect the other end of the PS/2 mouse cable to the projector’s
Mouse/Com port.
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Connecting to a PC Laptop Computer
This section describes how to connect the projector to your PC
laptop with the projector’s video, audio, and mouse cables. (You
must connect the video cable; the audio and mouse cables are
optional.)
Connecting the projector’s video cable
Computer In port
projector video cable
Note: Laptop configurations vary. See your computer manual for
the location of ports needed to connect your projector.
1. Turn off the projector and computer, if they’re on.
2. Connect either end of the projector’s video cable to the
Computer In port.
3. Connect the other end of the video cable to the laptop’s video
(monitor) port.
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4. Tighten the screws on both connectors.
5. Check the documentation for your laptop for instructions on
setting the display to appear on an external monitor (the
projector screen) only or on both the LCD screen and the
projector screen. If the projector’s image is dim or not displayed
correctly, try setting up the laptop to display for external
monitor only.
Connecting the projector’s audio cable
If you want to use audio, your laptop must have an Audio Out jack
to connect the audio cable.
1. Connect one end of the audio cable that came with the projector
to the Audio In jack on the projector.
Audio In jack
audio cable
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2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the audio out port on
your laptop.
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Connecting the projector’s mouse cable
Connect the projector’s PS/2 mouse cable if you want to use the
projector’s remote control as a mouse pointer for your computer.
Note: If you’ll be using the optional ELP Link III software, you need
to connect the mouse cable included in the ELP Link III kit instead.
See Chapter 4 for instructions.
Mouse/Com
port
PS/2 mouse cable
1. Connect the small end of the PS/2 mouse cable included with
the projector to the laptop’s mouse port.
2. Connect the other end of the PS/2 mouse cable to the projector’s
Mouse/Com port.
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Connecting to a Desktop Macintosh
This section describes how to connect the projector to your desktop
Macintosh with the projector’s video, audio, and mouse cables.
(You must connect the video cable; the audio and mouse cables are
optional.) Make sure you also have ready the Macintosh desktop
adapter and monitor adapter that came with the projector. (You’ll
need the monitor adapter only if you’ll be displaying the image on
your monitor screen as well.)
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Connecting the projector’s video cable
Computer Out port
Computer In port
Macintosh desktop
adapter
Macintosh
monitor adapter
projector video cable
computer’s monitor cable
Note: Macintosh computer configurations vary. See your computer
manual for the location of the ports needed to connect your
projector.
1. Turn off the projector and your Macintosh, if they’re on.
2. Connect either end of the projector’s video cable to the
Computer In port.
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3. Locate the Macintosh desktop adapter that came with your
projector and remove the small cover, as shown below.
4. Set the DIP switches on the desktop adapter to select the
resolutions you want to use (such as 16-inch mode). See your
Macintosh documentation for instructions.
5. Connect the small terminal of the Macintosh desktop adapter to
the other end of the projector’s video cable (now attached to the
projector’s Computer In port).
projector video cable
Macintosh desktop
adapter
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6. Disconnect the monitor cable from the video port on the back of
your Macintosh.
7. Connect the projector’s video cable (with the desktop adapter
attached) to the video port on the back of your Macintosh.
8. If you want to view images on your computer’s monitor, locate
the Macintosh monitor adapter that came with your projector.
9. Attach the large end of the adapter to your computer’s monitor
cable, and attach the small end of the Macintosh monitor
adapter to the projector’s Computer Out port.
10. Tighten the screws on all the connectors.
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Connecting the projector’s audio cable
1. If you will be using audio, connect one end of the audio cable
that came with the projector to the projector’s Audio In jack.
Audio In jack
audio cable
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the audio out port on
your computer.
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Connecting the projector’s mouse cable
Connect the Macintosh mouse cable that came with your projector if
you want to use the projector’s remote control as a mouse pointer
for your Macintosh.
Note: If you’ll be using the optional ELP Link III software, you need
to connect the Macintosh mouse cable included in the ELP Link III
kit instead. See Chapter 4 for instructions.
Mouse/Com
port
mouse cable
1. Disconnect your Macintosh’s mouse cable.
2. Connect the small end of the mouse cable that came with your
projector to the mouse port on your Macintosh.
3. Connect the other end of the projector’s mouse cable to the
Mouse/Com port on the projector.
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1 • Setting Up the Projector
Connecting to a PowerBook
This section describes how to connect the projector to your
Macintosh PowerBook with the projector’s video, audio, and mouse
cables. (You must connect the video cable; the audio and mouse
cables are optional.)
Note: When you’ve finished connecting the cables, you may need to
choose Mirroring in the Display Control Panel to display the image
on the PowerBook screen as well as the projector screen. See your
Macintosh documentation for details. (This step is not necessary on
some newer systems, which can detect a dual video signal.)
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Connecting the projector’s video cable
Computer In port
Macintosh
Computer Out port
Video-out cable
desktop adapter
projector video cable
Note: Some new PowerBooks may let you connect the projector
video cable directly to the computer without using a video-out
cable. In addition, PowerBook configurations vary, so the location
of your computer’s ports may not match the illustration. See your
computer manual for additional information on connecting a video
cable.
1. Turn off the projector and your PowerBook, if they’re on.
2. Connect either end of the projector’s video cable to the
projector’s Computer In port.
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3. Locate the Macintosh desktop adapter that came with your
projector and remove the small cover, as shown below.
4. Set the DIP switches on the desktop adapter to select the
resolutions you want to use. See your Macintosh documentation
for instructions.
5. Connect the small terminal of the Macintosh desktop adapter to
the other end of the video cable that came with your projector.
projector video cable
Macintosh desktop
adapter
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6. If your PowerBook requires a video-out cable, connect the
smaller end to the video-out connector on the back of the
PowerBook. Then connect the other end to the projector’s video
cable (with the Macintosh desktop adapter attached).
7. Tighten the screws on all the connectors.
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1 • Setting Up the Projector
Connecting the projector’s audio cable
1. If you want to use audio, connect one end of the audio that came
with the projector to the projector’s Audio In jack.
Audio In jack
audio cable
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the audio out port on
your computer.
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Connecting the projector’s mouse cable
Connect the Macintosh mouse cable that came with your projector if
you want to use the projector’s remote control as a mouse pointer
for your Macintosh.
Note: If you’ll be using the optional ELP Link III software, you need
to connect the Macintosh mouse cable included in the ELP Link III
kit instead. See Chapter 4 for instructions.
Mouse/Com port
Mac mouse cable
1. Connect the small end of the projector’s Mac mouse cable to the
mouse port on your PowerBook.
2. Connect the cable’s other end to the projector’s Mouse/Com
port.
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1 • Setting Up the Projector
Connecting to a Video Source Other Than a Computer
In addition to your computer, you can connect a VCR, camcorder,
DVD player, or any other compatible video source to your projector.
If you want, you can connect a single video source, such as a VCR.
You don’t have to connect a computer unless you want to use the
optional ELP Link III software. You can also connect a computer
plus a second video source simultaneously. If your video source has
audio capability, it can also be an audio source.
The projector can receive composite video or S-Video:
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If your video device has a one-pin RCA video jack, it’s a
composite video source. Use the audio/video (A/V) cable
supplied with the projector to connect the projector to your
video device.
If your video device has a four-pin video jack, it’s an S-Video
source. To connect the video device to your projector, use the
S-Video cable supplied with your video device, or obtain an
S-Video cable from your computer dealer.
Note: The projector is not compatible with a cable TV-style F
connector.
If both a composite video and S-Video device are connected to the
projector, the projector automatically selects S-Video as the default
video source. To display composite video, disconnect the S-Video
device.
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The projector supports NTSC, PAL, PAL60, and SECAM video
formats, and automatically detects and identifies the video format.
However, if automatic selection is not possible for some reason, you
can specify that a specific video format be detected (see page 74).
Note: If you change the Video Signal setting in the Setting menu to
specify a particular video format, the projector will be able to detect
only the format specified. To have the projector automatically detect
any supported video format, reset the Video Signal setting to Auto.
Follow these steps to connect a video device:
1. Turn off the projector and video device, if they’re on.
2. Locate the appropriate video cable:
If your video source has a large, round, four-prong S-Video
connector, use the cable that came with your video device, or
purchase an S-Video cable from your computer dealer.
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(RCA) video connector, use the audio/video (A/V) cable that
came with the projector. (The A/V cable has three RCA
plugs on either end of the cable.)
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3. For S-Video, insert one end of an S-Video cable into the
projector’s S-Video In connector. Insert the other end into the
S-Video Out jack on your video device.
S-Video In
connector
S-Video cable
If you want to use your S-Video device as an audio source too,
follow the instructions earlier in this chapter for connecting the
projector’s audio cable, except connect it to your S-Video
device instead of your computer.
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4. For composite video, connect the yellow RCA plug on one end
of the audio/video cable to the projector’s Video In port.
Connect the other yellow RCA plug to the video-out jack on
your video device.
L Audio
Video In port
audio/video (A/V) cable
R Audio
If you want to use your composite video device as an audio
source too, connect the other plugs on the audio/video cable to
the Audio jacks on the projector: insert the white plug into the L
Audio jack and the red plug into the R Audio jack. Connect the
plugs at the other end of the audio/video cable to the audio
output jacks on your video device.
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1 • Setting Up the Projector
Connecting to an External Speaker or Public Address
System
Although the projector’s internal speakers are enough for most
small- or medium-size rooms, you can connect the projector to an
external speaker or public address (PA) system for large rooms or to
gain maximum benefit from the projector’s built-in 3D sound
function.
To connect the projector to an external sound system, you need to
get an RCA-to-3.5 mm stereo audio cable from your computer
dealer.
1. Turn off the projector and speaker or PA system, if they’re on.
2. Connect the cable’s 3.5 mm stereo miniplug to the projector’s
Audio Out jack.
stereo audio
cable
Audio Out jack
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3. Connect the RCA plugs to the speaker or PA system. Insert the
cable’s red plug into the Audio R jack, and the white plug into
the Audio L jack.
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Turning the Equipment On and Off
It’s best to turn on the projector and its attached equipment in the
following order:
1. Video source (such as a VCR), if your video source is not your
computer
2. Audio source (if different from the computer or video source)
3. External amplified speaker or PA system (if you’ve connected
one)
4. Projector (see instructions below)
5. Computer
When you’re ready to turn off the equipment, do so in the reverse
order.
Turning the Projector On and Off
Before you turn on the projector, make sure it is plugged in and
connected to your video source.
1. Remove the projector lens cap.
2. Turn on the main power switch located at the rear of the
projector and wait until the power light turns orange.
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3. Press the Power button on the remote control or the control
panel on top of the projector. The power light flashes green as
the projector warms up. When the projector is fully warmed up,
this light remains green.
If computer or video equipment is attached, the computer or video
signal is projected. Allow about 30 seconds for full illumination.
Warning: Never look into the lens when the lamp is on. This can
damage your eyes. It is especially important that children not look
into the lens.
When you want to stop projecting images, press the Power button
again. The fan remains on and the power light flashes orange for
about two minutes as the projector cools down.
Note: Projecting an image for an extended time may cause an
afterimage to appear on the screen.
power light
projector lamp light
temperature light
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When the projector has cooled down, the power light stops flashing
and remains orange.
To turn off the projector completely, wait until it cools down and the
power light stops flashing. Then turn off the switch on the back of
the projector.
Note: If you press the Power button to turn the projector back on
while the power light is orange, there may be a delay before a
projected image appears.
Sleep Mode
Sleep mode conserves electricity by automatically turning off the
lamp after the projector has not been used for 30 minutes. In sleep
mode, the projector’s power light turns a steady orange and only a
minimum amount of the projector’s circuitry remains on. This
conserves electricity, cools the projector, and extends the life of the
lamp.
When the projector is in sleep mode, press the Power button to
resume projecting images, or press the power switch on the back of
the projector to turn it off.
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Using the Projector
This chapter provides instructions for the following:
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Positioning the projector relative to the screen
Focusing and positioning the screen image
Using the remote control and control panel to control
the projector
Monitoring the projector’s operating status
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The illustration below identifies the parts of your projector.
status lights
control panel
projector
lens/focus/zoom
speakers
rear feet (left
foot not visible)
foot adjust levers
infrared receiver
hand strap
connectors
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adjustable foot
Positioning the Projector
Your projector supports front, rear, and ceiling projection, allowing
you to choose the best method for displaying your images. If you
use rear or ceiling projection, you need to select a special mode in
the projector’s Setting menu. See page 76 for more information.
To get the best results, it’s important to position the projector at the
proper height and distance relative to the screen.
When projecting from a table or desk, place the projector so the lens
is aligned as closely as possible with the bottom of your screen:
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When projecting from the ceiling, align the lens as closely as
possible with the top of your screen:
Calculating Image Size and Projection Distance
The distance between the projector and the screen determines the
actual image size. To determine the exact distance required for a
particular image size (or to determine the size of an image at a
particular distance), use the formulas given below. (Remember that
the size of the image can also be changed by rotating the zoom ring;
see page 54 for more information.)
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To determine the minimum and maximum diagonal size of an image
when you know the projection distance:
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Inches:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.6038 × projection distance) +
1.8898
Minimum diagonal size = (0.4631 × projection distance) +
1.4000
Centimeters:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.6038 × projection distance) +
4.8001
Minimum diagonal size = (0.4631 × projection distance) +
3.5560
To determine the projection distance when you know the diagonal
size of the screen image:
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Inches:
Maximum projection distance = (2.1593 × diagonal size) −
3.0229
Minimum projection distance = (1.6562 × diagonal size) −
3.1291
Centimeters:
Maximum projection distance = (2.1593 × diagonal size) −
7.6782
Minimum projection distance = (1.6562 × diagonal size) −
4.2068
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For example, here are the measurements for three installations:
Horizontal distance from projector to screen
Image size (diagonal)
Minimum
Maximum
300 inches* (762 cm)
494 inches (12.6 m)
639 inches (16.3 m)
200 inches (508 cm)
328 inches (8.4 m)
423 inches (10.8 m)
100 inches (254 cm)
163 inches (4.2 m)
213 inches (5.4 m)
* For an image size of 300 inches, the projector may be up to 53.7 feet away from the
screen, depending on the setting of the zoom ring.
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Focusing and Positioning the Screen Image
When an image appears on screen, check that it is in focus and
correctly positioned on the screen.
zoom ring
focus ring
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To focus the image, rotate the focus ring (the front ring on the
lens).
To adjust the size of the image, rotate the zoom ring (the rear
ring). Rotate the zoom ring clockwise (facing the projector) to
make the screen image larger or counterclockwise to make it
smaller.
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If you need to raise or lower the image on the screen, extend or
retract the foot at the bottom front of the projector as follows:
1. Stand behind the projector and support the front of it while you
lift the blue foot adjust levers above the adjustable foot. This
unlocks the foot so it can move up and down. Be careful not to
drop the projector.
foot adjust levers
rear feet (left
foot not visible)
adjustable foot
Caution: Don’t hold or lift the projector by its lens. This can
damage the lens.
2. While lifting the foot adjust levers, raise or lower the projector
until the screen image is correctly positioned.
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3. Release the levers to lock the foot in its new position. Make sure
the foot is locked before letting go of the projector.
4. If the projector is not on a level surface, level the projector by
turning one of its rear feet to adjust its height.
Resizing the Projected Image
The Resize button lets you select the projection method for certain
types of image signals input from a computer. Press the Resize
button on the control panel or the remote control to select one of the
following projection methods for your projector.
PowerLite 5550C:
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With images less than SVGA size (800 × 600 pixels), you can
either display the image in the center of the projection area or
display it full size.
With images greater than SVGA size (up to 1024 × 768 pixels),
you can project the entire image in a compressed format. If you
keep pressing the Resize button, the projector will pan around
areas of the image. The projector automatically reduces the
image size to the projector’s maximum resolution.
Note: The Resize button cannot be used with images at SVGA
resolution.
PowerLite 7550C:
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With images less than XGA size (1024 × 768 pixels), you can
either display the image in the center of the projection area or
display it full size.
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With images greater than XGA size, you can either project a
portion of the image or project the entire image in a compressed
format. If you keep pressing the Resize button, the projector
will pan around areas of the image. The projector automatically
reduces the image size to the projector’s maximum resolution.
Note: The Resize button cannot be used with images at XGA
resolution.
Controlling the Projector
You can use the remote control or the control panel on top of the
projector to do the following:
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Turn the power on or off
Display the help menu
Switch between input sources (video or computer)
Access the projector menus to adjust video, audio, and basic
projector settings
Resize the projected image (see “Resizing the Projected Image”
on page 56)
Adjust the volume
Temporarily display a blank screen and turn off sound
(AV/Mute button)
Freeze the display (remote control only)
Display special effects assigned to the Effects buttons (remote
control only)
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Using the Remote Control
pointer button
top multi-purpose
button
bottom multi-purpose
button
The remote control uses a line-of-sight infrared signal. To use the
remote control, point it toward the infrared receiver located at the
front of the projector (see page 50).
Note: To be able to use the remote control as a wireless mouse,
make sure you’ve connected the mouse cable to the projector and
your computer. (See Chapter 1 for instructions.)
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You can use the remote control up to 32.8 feet (10 meters) from the
projector. (This distance may be shorter if the remote control
batteries are low.) You must also hold the remote control so that it is
within ± 30° left or right of, and ± 15° higher or lower than, the
infrared receiver.
Note: If the projector doesn’t respond to remote commands, the
room may be too light or a strong light source (such as direct
sunlight) may be hitting the infrared receiver. The presence of a
certain type of fluorescent light or equipment emitting infrared
energy (such as a radiant room heater) can also interfere with
transmission of remote commands.
This table summarizes the functions on the remote control.
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Button
Function
Source
Switches the input source between computer and video.
Menu
Displays or hides the active menu. When a submenu is displayed,
returns to the main menu.
Effects buttons
Press each Effects button to use its assigned function. The function
may be a factory default, or you can assign a new one with the
optional ELP Link III software. See “Using the Effects buttons” on
page 60 for default settings.
Pointer button
Lets you navigate the menus. Press left or right to select menu
options. Can also be used as a mouse pointer in place of the
computer’s mouse pointer. (The projector must be connected to the
computer with the mouse cable included with the projector, or with
the ELP Link III mouse cable.)
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Button
Function
Top
multi-purpose
button
Acts as a right mouse click. Press to open submenus.
Bottom
multi-purpose
button
Acts as a left mouse click. Press to open submenus.
AV/Mute
Turns the projector’s audio and video output off and back on
again—clears all special effects, and displays a black, blue, or
user-defined logo screen.
Resize
Resizes the image on the screen to match the resolution of your
computer display. See page 56 for details.
Custom
Lets you zoom the image using the top (zoom out) and bottom
(zoom in) multi-purpose buttons.
Freeze
Keeps the current computer or video image on the screen until
pressed again.
Help
Displays the Help menu. See“Using the Online Help Menu” on
page 140 for details.
– Volume +
Adjusts the volume.
Power
Turns the projector lamp on or off.
Using the Effects buttons
The Effects buttons on the remote control allow you to enhance your
presentation with special effects (for example, you can use
highlighting or a box or line to emphasize different parts of the
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screen). Each button is assigned a function in the factory. You can
use the Effect menu to modify the appearance and behavior of these
functions. (See “Modifying the Special Effects” on page 81.)
If you have the optional ELP Link III software, you can assign
different functions to each button, or you can program buttons with
your own functions. (See “Assigning Functions to the Effects
Buttons” on page 102 for details.)
To cancel a function, press the bottom multi-purpose button twice.
To repeat a function, move the pointer to a new location and repeat
the process.
The following table summarizes the default assignments.
Button
Function
Description
1
Pointer
Displays the pointer as a three-dimensional arrow (or
other user-defined shape) rather than a flat black
arrow.
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Box
Draws a box on the screen:
Press the Effects button, then press the bottom
multi-purpose button once to define the position of
one corner. Use the pointer button to move the
pointer. Then press the bottom multipurpose button again to define the position of the
opposite corner of the box.
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Button
Function
3
Line
Description
Draws a straight line on the screen:
Press the Effects button, then press the bottom
multi-purpose button once to define the line position.
To draw another line, move the pointer away from the
line you just created and press the bottom
multi-purpose button again to define the new line
position.
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Marker
Lets you highlight an area of the screen with a colored
bar:
Press the Effects button, then press the bottom
multi-purpose button once to define the start position
for the bar. Use the pointer button to select the end
point of the bar. To draw another bar, move the
pointer to the area you want to highlight and repeat
the process. (This function can create horizontal and
vertical bars only; it cannot draw diagonal lines.)
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Clear
Clears the screen of all special effects.
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Using the Control Panel
Although you must use the remote control to access custom
features, such as functions assigned to the Effects buttons, you can
use the control panel to perform most standard operations, such as
selecting menu options, adjusting volume, or resizing the image on
the screen.
Enter button
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The following table summarizes the functions on the control panel.
Button
Function
Power
Turns the projector lamp on or off.
Source
Switches the input source between computer and video.
Menu
Displays or hides the active menu.
Up, down
arrows
(Sync+/Sync-)
Synchronize the computer’s graphic signal to remove flicker. Also
let you navigate menus.
Left, right
arrows
(tracking-/
tracking+)
Correct vertical fuzzy lines by matching the projector’s internal
clock to various computer graphic signals (tracking adjustment).
Change menu settings.
Enter
Selects a menu option.
Resize
Resizes the image on the screen to match the resolution of your
computer display. See page 56 for details.
AV/Mute
Turns the projector’s audio and video output off and back on
again—clears all special effects, and displays a black, blue, or
user-defined logo screen.
– Volume +
Adjusts the volume.
Help
Displays the Help menu. See “Using the Online Help Menu” on
page 140 for details.
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Projector Status Lights
The lights on top of the projector tell you about its operating status.
power light
projector lamp light
temperature light
Caution: A red light warns you if a serious problem occurs. See
Chapter 6, “Troubleshooting,” for what to do if a warning light
comes on.
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Power Light
Light status
Meaning
Steady orange
The projector is in sleep mode. (The projector is plugged in, but
not projecting.)
Steady green
Power and projector lamp are on.
Flashing green
The projector is warming up. Allow about 30 seconds.
Flashing orange
The projector is cooling down.
Off
There is an internal projector problem, or the power to the
projector has been cut off.
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Projector Lamp Light
Light status
Meaning
Orange and red
The lamp needs to be replaced. See “Replacing the Lamp” on
flashing alternately page 134 for instructions.
Steady red
Projector lamp has burned out. Replace it to project images. See
“Replacing the Lamp” on page 134 for instructions.
Flashing red
There’s a problem with the projector lamp, lamp power supply, or
lamp fuse, or a circuit malfunctioned in the projector.
Off
The lamp is functioning normally.
Temperature Light
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Light status
Meaning
Flashing orange
Projector is too hot.
Steady red
Projector has turned off automatically because of overheating.
Flashing red
There’s a problem with the cooling fan or temperature sensor. Call
a service representative.
Off
The projector is functioning normally.
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Adjusting Projector Settings
You can use the buttons on the remote control or the projector’s
control panel to access seven projector menus, which let you control
the following settings:
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The Video menu controls the look and quality of the projected
image, whether the image source is a computer or another video
source (for example, a VCR).
The Audio menu controls audio features, such as the volume
level, tone setting, and stereo sound.
The Setting menu lets you adjust basic projector options.
The User’s Logo menu lets you define a logo for the screen and
assign it to the AV/Mute button.
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The Effect menu lets you modify the appearance of the default
special effects assigned to the Effects buttons on the remote
control. (To assign different functions to the buttons, you need
the optional ELP Link III software. See “Assigning Functions to
the Effects Buttons” on page 102 for more information.)
The About menu displays basic information about the projector,
such as the number of hours the lamp has been used or the video
signal being used.
The Reset All menu returns the settings in all menus to their
factory defaults.
Note: If you have the optional ELP Link III software, you can also
adjust these settings from your computer. See “Changing Projector
Settings” on page 118 for more information.
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Accessing the Main Menu
To display the Main menu, press the Menu button on the control
panel or the remote control. The Main menu appears:
Press the Menu button again to hide the menu.
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Changing a Menu Setting
To change a menu setting:
1. Press the Menu button on the control panel or remote control to
display the Main menu.
2. Press the up or down arrows (control panel) or press up or down
on the pointer button (remote) to scroll through the menu
choices.
up and down
buttons
pointer
button
As you select a menu, a submenu of options appears to the right.
The options available in some submenus vary, depending on
whether the current image source is the computer or a video
source.
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3. Press either the Enter
button (control panel) or the top or
bottom multi-purpose button (remote) to move to a submenu
list.
The following screen display shows the options for the Video
menu when the image source is the computer.
4. Press the up or down arrows (control panel) or press up or down
on the pointer button (remote) to scroll through the submenu
options.
5. Press either the left or right arrow buttons (control panel) or
press right or left on the pointer button (remote) to change a
setting on one of the submenus.
6. When you have finished changing settings, press the Menu
button to go back to the Main menu (you may need to press it
more than once). Your changes are saved automatically.
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Adjusting Video Settings (Image Source = Computer)
You can adjust the projected image by using the Video menu. The
following options are available when the image source is Computer.
Note: The computer must be connected and operating, and the
image source on the projector must be set to Computer for you to
access these menu options. To change the image source on the
projector, press the Source button on the remote control or control
panel.
Menu item
Description
Position
button (control panel) or the
Select this item by pressing the Enter
top or bottom multi-purpose button (remote) to enter screen position
(H/V) adjustment mode. Then use the pointer button (remote) or up,
down, left, and right buttons (control panel) to move the screen position
in the corresponding direction.
When you finish making adjustments, press the Menu button on the
control panel or the remote to return to the Video menu.
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Tracking
Matches the projector’s internal clock to various computer graphic
signals. Adjust this setting to remove vertical lines from the image.
Sync.
Synchronizes with the tracking signal sent from the computer. Adjust
this setting to correct fuzziness or screen flicker.
Brightness
Lightens or darkens the overall image. Increase brightness to lighten an
image, or decrease it to darken the image.
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas. Increase the
contrast to make light areas lighter and dark areas darker. Decrease it to
minimize the difference between light and dark areas.
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Menu item
Description
Color
Adjusts the color balance of the input source.
Select this item by pressing the Enter
button (control panel) or press
either multi-purpose button on the remote. The projector enters color
adjustment mode. Use the pointer button (remote) or up and down
buttons (control panel) to select a color.
Next, use the pointer button (remote) or left and right buttons (control
panel) to adjust the selected color. Increase the setting for more intense
color, or lower the setting for less intense color.
When you finish making adjustments, press the Menu button on the
control panel or the remote to return to the Video menu.
Auto Set Up
When enabled, this feature allows the projector to sense the computer
signal input and adjust it to the current projector settings. If the
projector doesn’t automatically recognize the video source, disable this
option. Then adjust the tracking and sync settings. If this does not
resolve the problem, try setting your computer’s video to a different
resolution or refresh rate.
Reset
Returns all menu items to their factory defaults.
button (control panel) or
Select this item and then press the Enter
either multi-purpose button (remote) to display the confirmation screen.
button (control panel) or a
Next, select Yes and then press the Enter
multi-purpose button (remote) to reset the menu.
If you change your mind, select No and then press a multipurpose button (remote) or the Enter
button (control panel) to clear
the confirmation screen without changing any settings.
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Adjusting Video Settings (Image Source = Video)
You can adjust the projected image by using the Video menu. The
following options are available when the image source is Video.
Note: The projector’s image source must be set to Video, and the
video source (such as a VCR or camcorder) must be connected and
operating for you to access these menu options (for example, the
projector must actually be projecting an image from a video tape, if
you’re using a VCR). To change the image source on the projector,
press the Source button on either the remote control or control
panel.
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Menu item
Description
Brightness
Lightens or darkens the overall image. Increase brightness to lighten an
image, or decrease it to darken the image.
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas. Increase the
contrast to make light areas lighter and dark areas darker. Decrease it to
minimize the difference between light and dark areas.
Color
Adjusts color density. Increase the setting for darker and more opaque
colors. Decrease it for lighter and less opaque colors.
Tint
(NTSC only)
Adjusts the red-green color balance of the screen. Increase tint to add
more green, or decrease it to add more red. This setting only works with
NTSC video signals.
Sharpness
Adjusts the sharpness of the screen image.
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Menu item
Description
Reset
Returns all menu items to their factory defaults.
Select this item and then press the Enter
button (control panel) or a
multi-purpose button (remote) to display the confirmation screen. Next,
select Yes and then press a multi-purpose button (remote) or the Enter
button (control panel) to reset the Video Menu.
If you change your mind, select No and then press a multi-purpose
button (control panel) to clear the
button (remote) or the Enter
confirmation screen without changing any settings.
Adjusting Audio Settings
You can use the Audio menu to adjust the settings shown in the
following table.
Menu item
Description
Volume
Adjusts the volume level for the speakers and audio-out terminal.
Treble
Adjusts the treble tone of the speakers. Press the right arrow button
(control panel) or press right on the pointer button (remote) to increase
the treble tone. Press the left arrow button (control panel) or left on the
pointer button (remote) to decrease the treble tone.
Bass
Adjusts the bass tone of the speakers. See Treble for details.
SRS SPACE
Adjusts stereo sound. Increasing the value widens the sound.
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Menu item
Description
SRS
CENTER
Adjusts stereo sound. Use this setting to balance the stereo sound.
Reset
Returns all menu items to their factory defaults.
button (control panel) or a
Select this item and then press the Enter
multi-purpose button (remote) to display the confirmation screen. Next,
select Yes and then press a multipurpose button (remote) or the Enter
button (control panel) to reset
the Video menu.
If you change your mind, select No and then press a multipurpose button (remote) or the Enter
button (control panel) to clear
the confirmation screen without changing any settings.
Changing Basic Projector Settings
You can adjust basic projector settings by using the Setting menu.
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Menu item
Description
Prompt
Temporarily displays a message on the projector screen to identify
which source (computer or video) is providing the image. Select OFF
if you don’t want this prompt to appear.
Color
Temperature
Adjusts the whiteness of the screen. Positive color temperature values
provide a cold white; negative values provide a warmer white. Press
the right arrow button (control panel) or press right on the pointer
button (remote) to increase the color temperature value. Press the left
arrow button (control panel) or left on the pointer button (remote) to
decrease the color temperature value.
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Menu item
Description
Ceiling
Flips the projected image so it looks correct when you’re hanging the
projector upside-down from the ceiling. Selecting ON turns this
feature on, while OFF turns it off (for a normal image).
Rear Projection Mirrors the projected image so it looks correct when you’re projecting
from behind onto a translucent screen. Selecting ON turns mirroring
on, while OFF turns it off (for a normal image).
Blank
(AV/Mute)
Specifies whether a black screen, a blue screen, or a user-defined logo
displays when the screen is blanked. See page 78 and page 126 for
more information about creating a user logo.
Video Signal
Specifies the input image signal mode. You can select from AUTO,
NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL N, PAL M, PAL 60, and SECAM.
Language
Selects the menu language: Japanese, English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Reset
Returns all menu items to their factory defaults.
Select this item and then press the Enter
button (control panel) or
a multi-purpose button (remote) to display the confirmation screen.
Next, select Yes and then press a multi-purpose button (remote) or the
Enter
button (control panel) to reset the Setting menu.
If you change your mind, select No and then press a multi-purpose
button (control panel) to clear the
button (remote) or the Enter
confirmation screen without changing any settings.
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Creating and Assigning a User Logo
You can use the User’s Logo menu to define a logo for the screen
and assign it to the AV/Mute button. Once you’ve assigned a logo,
you can press the AV/Mute button on either the remote control or
the control panel to display the logo.
Creating the User Logo
Follow these steps to create and store a logo:
1. Display the image (with the projector) you wish to use as a logo.
2. Press the Menu button to open the Main menu.
3. Select the User’s Logo menu by pressing the down arrow button
on the control panel or the pointer button on the remote control.
Then press the Enter button to display the User’s Logo Setting
window.
4. The message, “Do you use the present image as a user logo?”
appears on the screen. Choose Yes or No by pressing the left or
right arrow buttons on the control panel or pressing left or right
on the pointer on the remote control. Then press Enter.
5. A selection box appears over the image. To select the portion of
the image you wish to use as the logo, use the arrow buttons on
the control panel or the pointer button on the remote control.
Once you’ve selected the desired area, press the Enter button.
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6. The message “Do you use this image?” appears on the screen.
Select Yes and press the Enter button. If you want to change the
position, select No.
7. Next, the Zoom rate setting window appears on the screen.
Select a rate using the arrow buttons or pointer, then press the
Enter button.
8. The message “Do you save the user logo?” appears on the
screen. Select Yes and press the Enter button. If you don’t want
to save the logo, select No.
Note: Saving the logo may take a moment. Don’t use the
projector or other sources (computer, video, speaker, etc.)
while the logo is being saved.
9. When the message “Saving the user logo is completed.” appears
on the screen, press the Menu or Enter button to display the
Main menu.
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Assigning the Logo to the AV/Mute Button
Follow these steps to assign the logo to the AV/Mute button:
1. Press the Menu button to open the Main menu.
2. Select the Setting menu and press the Enter button.
3. Select the Blank (AV/Mute) option, then highlight Logo.
4. Press the Menu button to return to the Main menu.
Now you can press the AV/Mute button on the control panel or the
remote control to display your logo. Press it again when you want to
stop displaying the logo.
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Modifying the Special Effects
The Effect menu lets you modify the appearance of special effects.
You can also use it to change the cursor speed or reset the Effects
buttons to their factory defaults.
Item
Description
Pointer
Changes the pointer’s shape and size. (This is similar to the
Cursor Change function in the ELP Link III software; see
page 105 and page 109.)
Box
Specifies the color of the box outline.
Line
Specifies the line width and color.
Marker
Specifies the color and width of highlighting.
Clear
Clears the screen of special effects.
Cursor Speed
Sets the cursor (pointer) speed to Low, Middle, or High.
Reset
Returns all functions assigned to the Effects buttons to their
factory defaults.
button (control
Select this item and then press the Enter
panel) or a multi-purpose button (remote) to display the
confirmation screen. Next, select Yes and then press a
multi-purpose button (remote) or the
Enter
button (control panel) to reset the Effect menu.
If you change your mind, select No and then press a
button (control
multi-purpose button (remote) or the Enter
panel) to clear the confirmation screen without changing any
settings.
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If you have the optional ELP Link III software, you can reconfigure
the Effects buttons with different functions. See “Assigning
Functions to the Effects Buttons” on page 102 for more information.
Displaying Information About Your Projector
The About menu displays information about your projector. You see
the following when the image source is Computer:
Item
Description
Frequency
Displays the horizontal and vertical frequency of the computer.
Resolution
Displays the output resolution of the computer video output.
Refresh Rate
Displays the refresh rate of the computer video output.
Lamp
Displays the number of hours the current lamp has been used. The
lamp light flashes orange and red when the projector lamp is near the
end of its normal life. When this happens, replace the projector lamp
with a new one as soon as possible.
You see the following when the image source is Video:
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Item
Description
Video Signal
Displays the video signal.
Lamp
Displays the number of hours the current lamp has been used. The
lamp light flashes orange and red when the projector lamp is near the
end of its normal life. When this happens, replace the lamp with a new
one as soon as possible.
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Resetting All Menu Options
Selecting the Reset All menu option from the Main Menu resets the
settings in all menus to their factory defaults. It does not change or
delete any user logo you may have stored.
You will be prompted to confirm the reset action. Select Yes or No,
then press the top or bottom multi-purpose button (remote) or the
Enter button (control panel) to reset all the settings.
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Using ELP Link III
The optional ELP Link III software gives you greater flexibility in
using your projector. Its most important advantage is that it allows
you to control the projector from a computer. However, it also lets
you do the following:
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Reconfigure the remote control’s Effects buttons with a wider
range of functions, and even program Effects buttons with your
own functions
Assign functions to your keyboard so that you can enable
special effects without using the remote control
Test projector performance
Adjust the images you project to show greater detail
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Note: If your computer doesn’t have a PS/2 mouse connector, you
must use the ELP Link III kit to connect the projector to a computer.
If you purchased the optional ELP Link III kit, you need to connect
the special ELP Link III cables after you’ve finished connecting the
projector’s power cable, video cable, and audio cable (if needed), as
described in Chapter 1.
This chapter covers:
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Unpacking the ELP Link III kit
Connecting the ELP Link III cables
Installing the software
Using the software
Unpacking the ELP Link III Kit
When you unpack the ELP Link III kit, make sure you have all these
components:
Main cable
9-pin serial cable (PC set)
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PS/2 mouse cable* (PC set)
Serial mouse cable (PC set)
Mouse cable* (Mac set)
Serial cable (Mac set)
ELP Link III software on CD-ROM
(PC or Mac)
* These mouse cables are different from the cables included with
your projector.
Connecting the ELP Link III Cables
To use the ELP Link III software, you need to connect the ELP
Link III main cable and the special ELP Link III serial cable. If you
want to use the remote control as a mouse, you also need to connect
the ELP Link III mouse cable.
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You should already have connected the power cord, the projector’s
video cable, and any other cables required for the equipment you are
using, as described in Chapter 1.
Note: To keep the illustrations in this section simple, the pictures
show only how to connect the ELP Link III cables; they don’t show
the power, video, or other cables you already connected.
Connecting to a PC Desktop or Laptop
The following instructions explain how to connect the ELP Link III
cables to your PC desktop or laptop computer. The steps are
identical for both types of computers except where noted otherwise.
You must connect both the main cable and the 9-pin serial cable that
came with the ELP Link III kit to use the ELP Link III software and
the Effects buttons on the remote control. If you want to use your
remote control as a computer mouse, you need to connect either the
PS/2 or the serial mouse cable that came with the kit.
Before you start, make sure the projector and computer are turned
off.
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PS/2 mouse cable
9-pin serial cable
Mouse/Com port
main cable
Note: This illustration shows a desktop, but the steps are the same if
you have a laptop.
1. If you connected the PS/2 mouse cable that came with the
projector—as described on page 26 (desktop) or page 30
(laptop)—disconnect it from the computer and the projector.
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2. Connect the round end of the main cable to the projector’s
Mouse/Com port.
3. Connect one end of the PC serial cable to the PC SERIAL
terminal on the square end of the main cable.
Note: You won’t be able to use the ELP Link III software if your
system has only one serial port that is being used to support a
serial mouse.
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4. Connect the other end of the PC serial cable to the serial port on
the back of your computer.
5. If you want to use the remote control as a mouse for your
computer, connect the 9-pin end of the PS/2 mouse cable that
came with your ELP Link III kit to the MOUSE terminal on the
square end of the main cable.
Note: If your computer uses a serial mouse, perform steps 5 and
6 using the serial mouse cable that came with your ELP Link III
kit instead of the PS/2 mouse cable.
6. Connect the other end of the PS/2 mouse cable to your
computer’s mouse port.
7. Tighten the screws on all connectors.
8. If you have a laptop, configure it to work with an external
mouse. You may have to set the display to appear on both the
laptop’s screen and the projector. Some laptops let you change
this setting with the keyboard’s function keys, or by using a
setup utility provided by the computer manufacturer. Check
your laptop’s manual for instructions.
9. Go to page 96 to install the software.
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Connecting to a Macintosh Desktop or PowerBook
The following instructions explain how to connect the ELP Link III
cables to your Macintosh desktop or PowerBook. The steps are the
same for both types of computers except where noted otherwise.
You must connect both the main cable and the Mac serial cable that
came with the ELP Link III kit to use the ELP Link III software and
the Effects buttons on the remote control. If you want to use your
remote control as a computer mouse, you need to connect the Mac
mouse cable that came with the kit.
Before you start, make sure the projector and computer are turned
off.
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Mac serial cable
Mac mouse cable
Mouse/Com port
main cable
Note: This illustration shows a desktop, but the steps are the same if
you have a PowerBook.
1. If you connected the Mac mouse cable that came with the
projector—as described on page 36 (desktop) or page 42
(PowerBook)—disconnect it from your computer and the
projector.
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2. Connect the round end of the main cable to the projector’s
Mouse/Com port.
3. Connect one end of the Mac serial cable that came with the ELP
Link III kit to the MAC SERIAL terminal on the square end of
the main cable.
4. Connect the other end of the Mac serial cable to the
or
modem port on the back of your computer.
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printer
5. If you want to use the remote control as a mouse for your
Macintosh, connect the 9-pin end of the Mac mouse cable that
came with the ELP Link III kit to the MOUSE terminal on the
square end of the main cable.
6. Connect the other end (labeled MAC MOUSE) of the Mac
mouse cable that came with the ELP Link III kit to the mouse
port on your computer.
Note: If you have a PowerBook, you may need to choose
Mirroring in the Display Control Panel to display the image on
the PowerBook screen as well as the projector screen. See your
Macintosh documentation for details. (This step is not
necessary on some newer systems, which can detect a dual
video signal.)
7. Go to page 97 to install the software.
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Installing the ELP Link III Software
You can use the ELP Link III software on any Windows system, and
on Macintosh OS System 7.x and OS System 8.x.
Installing the Software for Windows
1. Turn on your computer and start Windows.
2. Close any open Windows applications and turn off any screen
savers.
3. Insert the Projector Software CD into your CD-ROM drive.
4. If you have Windows 95, 98, or NT, the installer program
should start automatically. Go to step 5. If it doesn’t, click Start,
then Run and type E:\SETUP (substitute the correct drive letter
for your CD-ROM drive if it is not E). Then click OK.
If you have Windows 3.x, open Program Manager and select
Run from the File menu. In the Run dialog box, type E:\SETUP
(substitute the correct drive letter for your CD-ROM drive if it
is not E), then click OK.
5. When you see the ELP Link III welcome screen, select the
language you want to use and click OK.
6. Select your projector model (ELP/EMP/PowerLite 5500 [or
7500] series) from the pull-down list and click Next.
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7. The next screen asks if you want to install the ELP Link III
User’s Guide and Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. Select the User’s
Guide if you want to install it and Acrobat Reader if it is not
already installed on your system. Then click Install.
8. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the software.
When the installation is complete, click Finish.
Installing the Software on a Macintosh
1. Insert the Projector Software CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2. Double-click the ELP Link icon if the program doesn’t open
automatically. Then double-click the Installer icon. You see a
dialog box asking you to select a language to use.
3. Select a language and click OK.
4. Select your projector model (ELP/EMP/PowerLite 5500 [or
7500] series) from the pull-down list and click OK. You see the
software license agreement.
5. Read the agreement and click Accept to continue. You see the
Installer screen.
6. Select either Easy Install or Custom Install from the pull-down
list at the top of the screen. The Easy installation automatically
installs the ELP Link III software, the online ELP Link III
User’s Guide and Acrobat Reader (if it is not already installed
on your system). If you select Custom Install, you then need to
select which of the following items to install: ELP Link III
V2.0, ELP Link III User’s Guide, and Acrobat Reader.
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Check the items you want to install; ELP Link III V2.0 must be
installed, but the User’s Guide and Acrobat Reader are optional.
7. Click Install to install the software on your hard disk.
8. When installation is complete, click Quit. If you are installing
Acrobat Reader, you see the Acrobat Reader 3.0 Installer
screen.
9. Click Continue. You see the software license agreement for
Acrobat Reader 3.0.
10. If you don’t want to install Acrobat Reader, click Decline.
Otherwise, click Accept and follow the instructions on screen.
11. When installation is complete, restart your computer.
Starting ELP Link III
Before you start the ELP Link III program, make sure you’ve done
the following:
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Connected the necessary cables and installed the ELP Link III
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Turned on both the computer and projector
Disabled any screen savers
Note: You can also run the software without the projector, although
you can’t change projector settings or perform certain other tasks.
See “Bringing out detail in your projected image” on page 128 for
details.
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Starting the Program from Windows
If you have Windows 95, 98, or NT, click Start, point to Programs,
ELPLink3, and then click the ELPLink3 program icon. The ELP
Link III program icon appears minimized on the taskbar. Click the
minimized icon.
If you have Windows 3.1x, double-click the ELPLink3 program
group icon in the Program Manager. Then double-click the
ELPLink3 icon.
The ELP Link III main dialog box appears:
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Note: If you see a prompt asking you to open the software or select
a port, the projector may be disconnected or connected to an
incorrect COM port. If you want to run the software without the
projector connected, click Unconnected and Execute. If the
projector is connected, click Select a port, and retry. Then select the
COM port you’re using on the next screen.
Starting the Program on a Macintosh
1. Open the ELPLink3 folder.
2. Double-click the ELP Link 3 icon. ELP Link III starts and three
menus—File, Option, and Help—appear at the top of the screen.
Note: If the projector is not connected to your Macintosh, or is
connected to the wrong COM port, you see a message
indicating that there is no response from the projector. If you
want to run the software without the projector, click
Unconnected and Execute. If the projector is connected, click
Select a port, and retry, then select the COM port you’re using
on the next screen.
3. If you’re starting ELP Link III for the first time, select COM
Port from the Option menu, then choose either the
printer or
modem port (whichever port you connected the serial cable
to).
4. Select Property Setting from the Option menu. You see the ELP
Link III main dialog box.
Note: Your Macintosh screens may look slightly different than the
screens shown in this chapter.
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Changing the COM Port Assignment
If you didn’t select the correct COM (communication) port when
setting up the software, or if you’ve changed the COM port to which
the projector is connected, you can change the COM port setting
from the ELP Link III software.
1. Select Com Port from the Option menu.
2. Choose a COM port from the list that appears.
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Assigning Functions to the Effects Buttons
You can use the ELP Link III software to assign different functions
to the remote control’s Effects buttons or program Effects buttons
with your own customized functions. You can also save the
assignments you make as a set, then recall that set at a later date
when you want to use it for a different presentation.
You assign functions from the ELP Link III main dialog box.
select Defaults here to
return all button
assignments to their
default values
select a function from
this list box
for Effects button 1
click here to modify a
function or define a
key macro
Note: For information about default assignments to the Effects
buttons, see “Using the Effects buttons” on page 61. For
information about defining key macros, see “Defining and Using
Key Macros” on page 110.
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You can return Effects button assignments to their default values at
any time by selecting Defaults in the list box in the upper left corner
of the ELP Link III main dialog box.
Follow these steps to change Effects button assignments:
1. Click the list box that corresponds to the button you want to
change and select a new function from the list. (See the screen
on the preceding page.)
2. Repeat step 1 for each button to which you want to assign a new
function.
3. If you want to modify any of the functions, click Detail Setting
and follow the instructions in “Modifying Functions” on
page 107.
4. If you want to create more than one set of button assignments,
go to “Saving and Recalling Effects Button Assignments” on
page 112. Otherwise, continue with step 5.
5. Click the Execute button at the bottom of the ELP Link III main
dialog box when you’ve made all your changes.
If you created only one set of Effects button assignments, these
assignments will be active whenever you use the Effects buttons. If
you created more than one set of assignments, the last set you
created will be active until you select a different set.
Note: You will not be able to use the Effects buttons if ELP Link III
is active. Minimize or close the program first.
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The table below describes the available functions and how to use
them.
Function
Description and usage
Line
Draws a straight line on the screen.
Press the Effects button assigned to this effect. Then press the bottom
multi-purpose button once to define the line start position. Move the
pointer using the remote pointer button. Then press the bottom
multi-purpose button again to define the line end position. To draw
another line, position the pointer where you want the line to start and
press the bottom multi-purpose button again to define the new line start
position.
Ellipse
Draws an ellipse (oval) on the screen.
Press the Effects button assigned to this effect. Then press the bottom
multi-purpose button once to define the start position of the ellipse.
Move the pointer using the remote pointer button. Then press the bottom
multi-purpose button again to define the end position of the ellipse. To
draw another ellipse, position the pointer where you want the ellipse to
start and press the bottom multi-purpose button again to define the start
position for the new ellipse.
Box
Draws a box on the screen.
Press the Effects button assigned to this effect. Then press the bottom
multi-purpose button once to define the position of one corner of the
box. Move the pointer using the remote pointer button. Then press the
bottom multi-purpose button again to define the position of the opposite
corner of the box. To draw another box, position the pointer where you
want the box to start and press the bottom multi-purpose button again to
define the start position for the new box.
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Function
Description and usage
Bar
Creates a horizontal or vertical bar. You can use this function to
highlight (or underline) a portion of the screen.
Press the Effects button assigned to this effect. Move the bar using the
remote pointer button. Press the bottom multi-purpose button to lock the
bar in place. To draw another bar, move the pointer to the new bar
location and press the bottom multi-purpose button again to lock the
new bar in place.
Stamp
Leaves one or more copies of a pre-selected image on the screen.
Press the Effects button assigned to this effect. Use the pointer button to
place the stamp where you want it to appear. Then press the bottom
multi-purpose button to lock the stamp in place. To display another
stamp, move the pointer to the new stamp location and press the bottom
multi-purpose button again to lock the new stamp in place.
Cursor
Change
Changes the pointer shape from a flat arrow to a three-dimensional
arrow or other shape.
Press the assigned Effects button to display the new pointer shape.
Screen
Clear
Clears all special effects from the screen.
Key Macro
Pressing the assigned Effects button enters a key command that you’ve
defined in the Detail Setting dialog box.
Press the assigned Effects button to clear the screen.
You can assign different key macros to all five Effects buttons. You can
also define a list of key macros that can all be assigned to the same
Effects button, then cycle through the functions with each click of the
button.
See “Defining and Using Key Macros” on page 110 for more
information.
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To cancel or end a function during a presentation, click the right
mouse button (Windows), double-click your mouse (Macintosh) or
press the top multi-purpose button (if you’re using the remote
control as a mouse).
Modifying Functions
Once you’ve assigned a function to an Effects button, you can
specify detailed options for that function.
1. Click Detail Setting on the ELP Link III main dialog box. A
dialog box similar to the following appears. (The options and
tabs displayed depend on which functions are currently assigned
to the Effects buttons.)
2. Click the tab for the function you want to adjust, then change
any settings you wish.
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3. To test each setting, click the Test button and use the effect as
described in the table on the preceding pages.
4. To end the test, click the right mouse button (Windows) or
double-click the mouse (Macintosh). If you’re using the remote
control as a mouse pointer, press the top multi-purpose button.
5. Click OK to save your changes and return to the ELP Link III
main dialog box.
Your changes remain in effect until you enter new changes in the
Detail Setting dialog box, so you can use the same style effect or the
same key macros in different presentations.
The following table describes the options available for each
function.
Function
Options
Line
Width
Sets the line width, from 1 to 32 points.
Grid
Specifies whether to have the line “snap” to the corners of a
grid by entering the size of the sides of the box, in pixels
(dots), up to 100.
Color
Specifies a color for the line.
Transparent
Makes the background text or image visible through the line.
Ellipse
Width
Sets the line width, from 1 to 32 points.
Color
Specifies a color for the line.
Transparent
Makes the background text or image visible through the
ellipse.
Fill
Fills the ellipse with color.
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Function
Options
Box
Width
Sets the line width, from 1 to 32 points.
Color
Specifies a color for the line.
Bar
Stamp
Transparent
Makes the background text or image visible through the box.
Fill
Fills the box with color.
Make oval
shape
Rounds the corners of the box.
Width
Sets the line width, from 1 to 300 points.
Color
Specifies a color for the bar.
Direction
Sets the direction of the bar horizontally or vertically.
Transparent
Makes the background text or image visible through the bar.
Selects a stamp. Click the stamp to be used, or click New Stamp to design
your own stamp. You can also click Edit to make changes to the selected
shape, or Delete to delete the selected shape.
Cursor Change Changes the pointer shape. Click the desired shape, or click New Cursor
to design your own pointer. You can also click Edit to make changes to
the selected shape, or Delete to delete the selected shape.
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Screen Clear
No options available.
Key Macro
This tab lets you define up to 16 preset key commands (16 different
custom functions) for the specified Effects button. See “Defining and
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Defining and Using Key Macros
You can use key macros to assign your own customized functions to
Effects buttons.
Follow these steps to define a key macro:
1. Select Key Macro as the function for an Effects button. (See
“Assigning Functions to the Effects Buttons” on page 102 for
details.)
2. Click Detail Setting on the ELP Link III main dialog box. You
see the Detailed Setting dialog box:
all key macros
assigned to this
Effects button
appear in this
list
enter the key macro
here
click here to save the
key macro and add it to
the Register Key list
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3. Position the cursor in the Registration key field and press a key
to enter a key macro.
In addition to single keys, you can enter combination key
macros, such as Ctrl + S. You can also enter key macros that
help you navigate a presentation, such as Home, End, Page Up,
and Page Down. If you enter the wrong key macro, just press the
correct key(s) to overwrite it.
4. Click Registration to add the key macro to the Register Key
field. You can register up to 16 key macros.
To clear all key macros in the Register Key field, click Clear.
5. Click OK to return to the ELP Link III main dialog box.
You can assign key macros to all five Effects buttons. If you assign
several key macros to the same Effects button, click the button to
cycle through the list. The Effects button executes each key macro
in the order in which it appears in the Register Key field.
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Saving and Recalling Effects Button Assignments
You can save more than one set of Effects button assignments if you
want to use different functions with different presentations. You
might also want to save more than one set if you want to use the
same functions, but apply a different look to certain effects (for
example, a different stamp or pointer).
click here to see the list
box of assignment
sets—select a set to use it
again, or select a set and
press Delete to delete it
click here to
save a set of
button
assignments
Follow these steps to save a set of Effects button assignments:
1. Click Registration on the ELP Link III main dialog box.
2. When you see the Function Setting Register dialog box, type a
name for the set and click OK.
If you create more than one set of Effects button assignments, the
last set you created will be active until you select a different set.
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Note: If you have multiple sets of Effects button assignments, make
sure you register and name each new set. If you fail to register the
set, it disappears as soon as you recall another set.
To recall a set of button assignments, select its name from the list
box in the upper left corner of the ELP Link III main dialog box.
(You don’t need to click Execute to activate the set.)
To delete a set of assignments from the list box, select its name and
click Delete.
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Assigning Functions to the Keyboard
You can also assign functions to keys or key combinations on your
keyboard. Because these assignments remain in effect until you
clear them, you can customize the keyboard of a computer that you
frequently use with the projector. You can then use the keyboard
instead of the Effects keys on the remote control.
click to display the Keyboard
Customize Setting dialog box
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Follow these steps to assign functions to the keyboard:
1. Click Keyboard Customize on the ELP Link III main dialog
box. A dialog box similar to the following appears. (The
functions listed are those currently assigned to the Effects
buttons on the remote control.)
2. Position the cursor in the field beside each function and press a
key or key combination. To use the combination of the Ctrl key
and a second key, hold down the Ctrl key while you press the
other key.
Note: To clear an assignment, position the cursor in the field
you want to clear and click Clear.
3. Click OK to return to the ELP Link III main dialog box.
4. If you want to make key assignments for additional functions,
recall a new set of Effects button assignments in the main dialog
box and repeat steps 1 through 3.
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To use these functions, see the table on page 104. Instead of using
the remote control’s multi-purpose button, click the left mouse
button (Windows) or click your mouse once (Macintosh) to define
the beginning and end of lines, ellipses, boxes, and bars.
To modify functions, see “Modifying Functions” on page 107. To
cancel or end a function during a presentation, click the right mouse
button (Windows) or double-click your mouse (Macintosh).
Using the Projector Setting Dialog Box
You can use the Projector Setting dialog box to do the following:
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Change projector settings
Test projector performance
Enhance details in your projected image by correcting problems
with tone (gamma correction)
Create a custom logo to use with your presentations
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To display the Projector Setting dialog box, click the Projector
Setting button on the ELP Link III main dialog box. You see the
Projector Setting window:
Note: Some options aren’t available if you’re running the software
without the projector connected. See “Bringing out detail in your
projected image” on page 128 for details.
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Using the Quick Change Toolbar
To quickly change some basic projector settings, click one of the
buttons on the Projector Setting toolbar.
Power On, Off
Volume Up, Down
Contrast Up, Down
Brightness Up, Down
AV/Mute, Freeze
Auto, Resize
Video, Computer
Changing Projector Settings
The settings you can adjust from the Projector Setting dialog box
are almost the same as those available on the projector menus. (See
Chapter 3 for information about projector menus.) However, when
you access these settings from the Projector Setting dialog box, you
can make your changes from a computer or central console.
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Follow these steps to change projector settings:
1. Click Projector Control on the Projector Setting dialog box. The
following dialog box appears:
2. Click the tab for the settings you want to adjust. See the tables
on the following pages for explanations of the different settings.
3. Make the changes you want, then click another tab if you want
to make more changes. (To return to the default settings on a
tab, click Reset.) When you’re done, click Close.
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Video tab (video source is a computer)
If the image source on your projector is set to Computer, you see the
following options on the Video tab:
Option
Description
Brightness
Adjusts screen brightness. Increase brightness to lighten an image, or
decrease it to darken the image.
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas. Increase the
contrast to make light areas lighter and dark areas darker. Decrease it to
minimize the difference between light and dark areas.
Sync.
Synchronizes with the tracking signal sent from the computer. Adjust
this setting to correct fuzziness or screen flicker.
Tracking
Matches the projector’s internal clock to various computer graphic
signals. Adjust this setting to remove vertical lines from the image.
Color
Adjusts the balance of red, green, and blue in the image.
Position
Adjusts the horizontal and vertical screen position.
Auto
Set Up
When enabled, this setting allows the projector to sense the graphic
signal being sent from the computer and optimize it for the projector. If
the projector doesn’t automatically recognize the video source, select a
different signal through your computer.
Pattern
Display
Enables or disables display of the test pattern currently selected.
Reset
Resets all settings to their default values.
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Video tab (video source other than a computer)
If the image source on your projector is set to Video, you see the
following options on the Video tab:
Option
Description
Brightness
Adjusts screen brightness. Increase brightness to lighten an image, or
decrease it to darken the image.
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas on the screen.
Increase the contrast to make light areas lighter and dark areas darker.
Decrease it to minimize the difference between light and dark areas.
Color
Adjusts the color density. Increase the setting for darker and more
opaque colors. Decrease it for lighter and less opaque colors.
Tint
(NTSC only)
Adjusts the red-green color balance of the screen. Increase tint to add
more green, or decrease it to add more red. This setting only works with
NTSC video signals.
Sharpness
Adjusts the sharpness of the screen image.
Pattern
Display
Enables or disables display of the test pattern currently selected.
Reset
Resets all settings to their default values.
Audio tab
The Audio tab lets you make the following adjustments:
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Option
Description
Volume
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Option
Description
Treble
Adjusts the treble tone of the speakers.
Bass
Adjusts the bass tone of the speakers.
SRS SPACE
Adjusts stereo sound. Increasing the value increases the stereo sound
separation.
SRS
CENTER
Adjusts stereo sound. Changing the value balances the SRS sound.
Pattern
Display
Enables or disables display of the test pattern currently selected.
Reset
Resets all settings to their default values.
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Setting tab
The Setting tab enables you to adjust basic projector settings.
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Option
Description
Blank
(AV/MUTE)
Specifies whether a black screen, a blue screen, or a user-defined logo
displays when the screen is blanked.
Install
Specifies how the projector is installed (if you are not using front
projection):
Rear Proj
Use this setting when projecting to the back of a screen so
the image is flipped left to right.
Ceiling
Use this setting when the projector is installed on the ceiling
so the image is flipped top to bottom.
Prompt
Temporarily displays a prompt on the projector screen identifying
which source (computer or video) is providing the image.
Color Temp
Adjusts the whiteness of the screen. Positive color temperature values
provide a cold white; negative values provide a warmer white. Press the
right arrow button on the control panel or press right on the remote’s
pointer button to increase the color temperature value; press the control
panel’s left arrow button or left on the remote’s pointer button to
decrease the color temperature value.
Mode
Specifies the input image signal mode: AUTO, NTSC, NTSC 4.43,
PAL, PAL N, PAL M, PAL 60 or SECAM.
Pattern
Display
Enables or disables display of the test pattern currently selected.
Reset
Resets all settings to their default values.
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Testing Projector Performance
You can use the Test Pattern dialog box to test your projector’s
focus, resolution, color fidelity, and grayscale quality. Each of the
test patterns on the dialog box tests a different aspect of projector
performance.
1. Click Test Pattern on the Projector Setting dialog box. The
following dialog box appears:
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2. Choose one of the following:
Color Image
Gray Scale
Focus Pattern
User File (bmp)
Displays a color bar test pattern to verify
color accuracy.
Displays a grayscale test pattern.
Displays a character-based focus pattern.
Displays a blow-up of the bitmap file you
specify. Either type the name of the bitmap
file you want to use, or click Ref... (refer) to
browse your hard disk for the file. The
bitmap should be 800 × 600 pixels. Use this
pattern to test image resolution.
3. Check Pattern Display to display the test pattern selected.
4. When you’re finished, click Close to end the test and return to
the Projector Setting dialog box.
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Creating a User Logo
You can create or edit a logo from the Projector Setting dialog box,
then save it to a file on your hard disk or download it to the projector
when you want to use it with a presentation.
1. Click User’s Logo on the Projector Setting dialog box. The
User’s Logo Setting dialog box appears.
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2. Click the Edit button. The following dialog box appears.
3. Click the Open the File icon to locate and open a bitmap or logo
(.lgo) file. The selected image appears in the display area.
Note: If you see a screen requesting the image type, select the
correct image type.
4. To crop the image, click the Select Area button and position the
pointer at one corner of the area to be the logo. Click the bottom
multi-purpose button, move the pointer to the opposite corner,
and then click it again. Click OK to accept the changes. The
User’s Logo Setting dialog box reappears.
5. To increase or decrease the size at which the logo displays,
select a zoom percentage from the Zoom list box.
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6. Click the Save button to save your logo to your hard disk. The
Save As dialog box appears. Type a name for your logo, using
the .lgo extension, then click OK.
Note: You must save logo files with the extension .lgo.
7. To download a logo file to the projector, click the Download
button and follow the instructions on the screen.
8. Click Close to return to the Projector Setting dialog box.
Bringing out detail in your projected image
If much of your image appears hidden in shadow, you can increase
visible detail by gamma correction, which brings out the midtones
in the image. This correction often achieves better results than
simply correcting contrast or brightness from the Video tab.
1. Click Gamma on the Projector Setting dialog box. The Gamma
Setting dialog box appears:
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2. Select the desired gamma correction:
Gamma 1
Gamma 2
Gamma 3
Provides the greatest degree of correction (a
dynamic image with a lot of contrast).
Provides an image between Gamma 1 and Gamma
3.
Provides a natural image.
3. Click Pattern Display to display a test pattern with the gamma
correction applied. If you’re not satisfied with the image, repeat
steps 2 and 3 using a different setting.
4. Click Close when you’re finished.
Running ELP Link III Without the Projector
You can run the ELP Link III software without the projector
connected if you want to prepare for a presentation and the projector
isn’t available. You can assign new functions to the Effects buttons
on the remote control, then save your changes as a set. You can
assign functions to your keyboard or define a key macro to use with
one of the Effects buttons. You can also create and save a new user
logo, although you can’t download it to the projector until the
projector is connected and operating.
To run ELP Link III without the projector connected, select
Unconnected and Execute from the Option menu.
Note: Always deselect this setting before exiting ELP Link III so the
program starts correctly the next time you use it.
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Maintenance
Your projector needs little maintenance. However, you should do
the following:
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Clean the lens so dirt or smears don’t appear on the screen.
Clean the projector case when necessary.
Periodically clean the air filter at the bottom and rear of the
projector. A clogged air filter can block ventilation needed to
keep the projector from overheating.
Replace the lamp and air filter as needed. (If any other part
needs replacing, contact your dealer or a qualified service
person.)
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When transporting the projector, follow the packing guidelines
on page 137 to avoid damaging the delicate internal
components.
Warning: Before you clean any part of the projector, turn it off and
unplug the power cord and any other cables that are attached.
Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and filter
covers. Dangerous electrical voltages in the projector can cause
severe injury. Don’t try to perform any servicing other than the
maintenance procedures explained in this chapter. Refer all other
servicing to qualified service personnel.
Cleaning the Lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
Lightly wipe the lens surface with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. To
remove dirt or smears on the lens, moisten a soft cloth with an
alcohol-based cleaner and gently wipe the lens surface.
Cleaning the Projector Case
To clean the projector case, first unplug the power cord. To remove
dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. To remove
stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water and a mild
detergent. Then wipe the case.
Don’t use alcohol, benzene, thinner, or other chemical detergents.
These can cause the case to warp.
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Cleaning the Air Filter
Clean the air filter at the bottom of the projector after every 100
hours of use. If it isn’t cleaned periodically, it can become clogged
with dust, preventing proper ventilation. This can cause overheating
and damage the projector. To clean the air filter, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord from the
electrical outlet.
2. Place the projector on its side with the handle at the top so that
the filter is easily accessible.
Note: Placing the projector in this position keeps dust from
getting inside the projector housing.
3. Lift up the tab securing the air filter cover and remove the cover.
(The air filter is attached to the inside of the filter cover.)
air filter tab
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4. Use a small vacuum cleaner designed for computers and other
office equipment to clean the filter. If you don’t have one, use a
dry, lint-free cloth.
If dirt is hard to remove or if the filter is torn, replace the air
filter.
Note: An air filter comes with each replacement lamp. Contact
your dealer or call EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 in
the U.S. to obtain a new one. Request part number ELPLP07. In
Canada, call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
5. Replace the air filter cover.
6. Plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet.
Replacing the Lamp
The projector lamp typically lasts for about 2000 hours of use. It’s
time to replace the lamp when:
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p
p
The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
The projector lamp light is red or is flashing orange and red
alternately.
The message LAMP REPLACE appears on the screen when
the projector lamp comes on.
To order a replacement lamp, contact your dealer or call EPSON
Accessories at (800) 873-7766 in the U.S. and ask for part number
ELPLP07, or visit our website at www.epsonsupplies.com (U.S
sales only). In Canada, call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
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Warning: Let the lamp cool before replacing it. Also, don’t touch
the glass portion of the lamp assembly; this can cause premature
lamp failure.
1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord from the
electrical outlet and the projector. Wait at least 20 minutes for
the bulb to cool.
2. Place the projector on its side with the handle at the top so you
can easily access the lamp cover.
Note: Placing the projector in this position keeps dust from
getting inside the projector housing.
3. Use a screwdriver, coin, or similar object to loosen the retaining
screw on the lamp cover. When the screw is loose, lift off the
lamp cover. (You can’t remove this screw from the cover.)
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4. Use a screwdriver, coin, or similar object to loosen the two
screws holding the lamp assembly in position. (You can’t
remove these screws either.)
2
1
Caution: Don’t touch the glass portion of the lamp assembly;
this can cause premature lamp failure.
5. Lift up the handle and pull out the lamp assembly.
6. Gently lower the new lamp into position and make sure it’s
inserted securely. Tighten the screws on the new lamp
assembly.
7. Replace the lamp cover and tighten the cover screw. (Make sure
the lamp cover is securely fastened. The projector won’t run if
the lamp cover is open.)
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Transporting the Projector
The projector contains many delicate parts. If you need to transport
it, please follow these packing guidelines to prevent damaging the
projector:
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p
p
When shipping the projector for repairs, place plenty of
cushioning around it.
When transporting it for business use, first put the projector in a
hard-shell carrying case (such as the optional EPSON case),
then pack it in a firm box, using cushioning around the case.
When you are carrying the projector by hand, be sure to store it
in a hard-shell or soft carrying case (such as the optional cases
offered by EPSON).
Note: EPSON shall not be liable for any damages incurred during
transportation.
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6
Troubleshooting
This chapter describes how to interpret your projector’s warning
lights and what to do when you encounter problems. It’s divided
into the following sections:
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p
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“Using the Online Help Menu” on page 140 describes how to
use the projector’s online help for problems with the image or
sound.
“Problems with the Projector” on page 141 tells you what to do
if any of the projector’s warning lights come on.
“Problems with the Remote Control” on page 144 tells you what
to do if the projector is not responding to remote control
commands.
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“Problems with the Image or Sound” on page 145 describes
what to do if you can’t project an image, if the screen image is
not good, or if there is no sound.
If you have a problem, check the appropriate section and follow all
suggestions that apply to your problem. If none of the suggestions
solve the problem, call your dealer or contact EPSON as described
on page 7.
Using the Online Help Menu
The online Help menu provides useful information that can resolve
some common image or sound problems. To open the online Help
menu, press the Help button on the control panel or the remote
control. You’ll find help for the following problems:
p
p
p
p
p
No image appears on the screen
The image is blurred or not in focus
Only part of the image is displayed
Colors in the image are not correct
The image is too dark
For some of the problems listed above, you can make adjustments
within the Help menu to correct the problem.
Note: Each Help menu displays navigation buttons and descriptions
at the bottom of the screen. Projector control functions are
displayed as icons in the help text.
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Problems with the Projector
If you have problems with the projector, first turn it off and unplug
it. Then plug the power cord back in and turn the projector back on.
If this doesn’t solve the problem, check the lights on top of the
projector. These lights alert you to problems with projector
operation.
power light
projector lamp light
temperature light
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Light
Color
Meaning
Temperature
Flashing orange
The projector is too hot.
Red
The projector has turned off automatically because
of overheating.
Flashing red
There’s a problem with the cooling fan
or temperature sensor. Call a service
representative.
Red or
flashing orange and
red
The lamp needs to be replaced. See “Replacing the
Lamp” on page 134 for instructions.
Flashing red
There’s a problem with the projector lamp, lamp
power supply, or a lamp fuse; or there’s a circuit
malfunction in the projector.
Flashing green
The projector is warming up. Allow about 30
seconds.
Flashing orange
The projector is cooling down.
Steady green
Both the power and the projector lamp are on.
Steady orange
The projector is in sleep mode.
Off
There’s an internal projector problem, or the power
to the projector has been cut off.
Projector
lamp
Power
See the following pages for information on what to do when you see
these warning lights or encounter other specific problems with the
projector.
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The power light is flashing orange and you can’t turn the
projector on.
The projector is cooling down. Wait until the light stops flashing
and then turn the projector on.
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The projector screen is blank and the lamp is off.
If there is no video signal for 30 minutes, the projector goes into
sleep mode. To resume, make sure the video signal is active and
then press the Power button.
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The power light doesn’t come on.
Turn the projector off, check that the power cable is securely
connected both at the electrical outlet and the projector, and press
the on/off switch at the back of the projector and then press the
Power button.
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Projected images get darker or start to deteriorate, or the
projector lamp light is red.
Replace the projector lamp as described in “Replacing the Lamp” on
page 134.
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The temperature light is red.
The projector is overheating, which turns the lamp off
automatically. Let the projector cool for a few minutes, then turn it
back on. Make sure nothing is blocking the ventilation vents.
The air filter may be clogged. Clean it as described in “Cleaning the
Air Filter” on page 133, then let the projector cool for awhile.
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If the projector continues to overheat after you clean the air filter,
the problem may be caused by damage to the cooling fan or internal
circuits. Contact a qualified service person.
Warning: Don’t attempt to perform any servicing other than the
maintenance procedures explained in Chapter 5.
Problems with the Remote Control
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The projector doesn’t respond to remote control commands.
The remote control may be too far from the projector, or at too wide
an angle to the infrared receiver. See page 59 for details.
The remote control’s batteries may be low on power. Replace them.
If you are using the remote as a wireless mouse, make sure the
projector’s mouse cable is securely connected to both your
computer’s mouse port and to the projector’s Mouse/COM port (or
the main cable if you are using ELP Link III). For details, see
Chapter 1 (or Chapter 4 for ELP Link III).
Light that is too strong, or certain types of fluorescent lighting may
affect the projector’s infrared receivers. Dim the ambient lighting
and turn off any fluorescent lighting. Move the projector out of
direct sunlight.
Turn off any nearby equipment that emits infrared energy, such as a
radiant room heater.
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If you are using ELP Link III, make sure you selected the correct
COM (communication) port for the serial cable when you set up the
ELP Link III software. If necessary, you can change the COM port
from the Option menu. See page 101 for more information.
Problems with the Image or Sound
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No image appears on the screen.
Check that the power light is on and the lens cover is off. Also make
sure the power cord, video cable, and any other cables you are using
are securely connected, as described in Chapter 1 (and Chapter 4 for
ELP Link III).
The correct image source may not be selected. Press the Source
button on the remote control or the control panel to choose another
image source.
Some screen savers appear as a blank screen. Make sure any screen
savers on your computer are disabled while using the projector.
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A screen saver appears on the screen and won’t go away.
Press the ESC key, the right mouse button, or the top multi-purpose
button (if you’re using the remote control as a mouse) to stop the
screen saver. This will also clear any effects you have on the screen.
You should disable any screen savers on your computer before
using the projector.
Problems with the Image or Sound
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Only part of the computer image is displayed.
If the computer’s output resolution setting is higher than 800 × 600
(PowerLite 5550C) or 1024 × 768 (PowerLite 7550C), the projector
resizes the image. If the computer output is not compatible with this
resizing, choose a different display setting on the computer.
In Windows 3.x, use Windows Setup in the Main program group. In
Windows 95/98 or NT 4.0, right-click on the desktop, select
Properties, click the Settings tab, and use the dialog box to select the
resolution you want.
For a Macintosh with Mac OS 8.0 or lower, choose Control Panels
under the Apple menu and then choose Monitors. In the Monitors
screen, choose Options and make sure Macintosh Hi-Res Display or
another 800 × 600 (or 1024 × 768) display is selected. For a
Macintosh with Mac OS 8.1 or above, choose Control Panels under
the Apple menu and then choose Monitors & Sound. In the Monitors
& Sound screen, select a resolution from the Resolution box. For
supported display settings, see “Supported Computers and Monitor
Displays” on page 153.
You may also need to modify your presentation file if you created it
for a different resolution. See your software manual for details.
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The message NO SIGNAL is displayed.
The problem may be any of the following: the wrong image source
is selected, the image source is not connected to the projector,
there’s no signal coming from the computer, or the signal isn’t
reaching the projector. Make sure the connectors are securely
attached to both the projector and the image source.
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Then check that the image source is selected correctly. If your
projector is attached to a Macintosh, make sure that the DIP
switches on your Macintosh desktop adapter are set correctly. (See
your Macintosh documentation if you need instructions.)
When NO SIGNAL is displayed, you can’t access any options on
the Video menu except Auto. Try turning the Auto Set Up feature
off, then restart your computer and manually adjust the Tracking
and Sync settings.
The computer’s power management may cause the screen to go
blank or display NO SIGNAL.
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A blank screen is displayed.
The projector can’t interpret the computer signal. Verify the display
format (see page 153). When you see a blank screen, you can’t
access the projector menus.
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The image or parts of the image are blurred or not in focus.
Adjust the zoom and focus lens rings.
Try adjusting the Tracking and Sync buttons on the projector’s
control panel or remote control.
Adjust the Brightness and Contrast settings on the Video menu. If
there is no video for 30 minutes, the projector goes into sleep mode
and the lamp is turned off.
There may be dirt or smears on the lens. Clean the lens as described
on page 132.
Problems with the Image or Sound
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The colors of the image are not right.
The color balance may be incorrect. If you’re displaying a computer
image, use the Color option in the Video menu to adjust the balance
of red, green, and blue. If you’re displaying video, adjust the Color
and Tint (NTSC only) settings on the Video menu.
Check your monitor’s color balance if you’re displaying a computer
image.
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There is no sound.
Make sure the volume setting isn’t turned all the way down and that
the audio cable is securely attached to both the projector and the
audio source. Also, make sure that the Mute button is not enabled.
The wrong source may be selected. Press the Source button on the
remote control or control panel to select the proper source.
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7
Technical Specifications
General
Type of display
Poly-silicon Thin-Film Transistor
(TFT), active matrix
Size of liquid crystal panels
Diagonal: 0.9 inches (22.9 mm)
Lens
F=1.7 to 2.0, f=37 to 48 mm
Resolution
5550C: SVGA 800 × 600 pixels
7550C: XGA 1024 × 768
Color reproduction
24 bit, 16.7 million colors
Image brightness
850 lumens (ANSI)
Image size
19 to 300 inches
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Projection distance
3.3 to 53.5 feet (1.0 to 16.3 meters)
(standard 8.2 feet [2.5 meters] on
60-inch screen)
Projection methods
Front, rear, upside-down (ceiling
mount)
Optical aspect ratio
4:3 (horizontal:vertical)
Zoom ratio
1:1.3
Tilt angle
0° to 12°
Supported video
interface standards
Sound
Projector
Lamp
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NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL N,
PAL M, PAL 60, SECAM
Internal speaker system
2 × 1 W SRS 3D stereo output
Effective frequency range
100 to 15000 Hz
S/N ratio
71 dB
Type
UHE (Ultra High Efficiency)
Power consumption
120 W
Lamp life
2000 hours at 50% brightness
Part number
ELPLP07
7 • Technical Specifications
Remote
Control
Range
32.8 feet (10 meters)
Batteries
Alkaline AA (2)
I/R receiver interface
Supports Xantech® IR repeaters,
3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
right/left: ± 30°; upper/lower: ± 15°
Mouse
Compatibility
Supports PS/2, serial, ADB, and
98 Bus
Supports Xantech IR repeaters,
3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
Repeater Interface
Mechanical
Electrical
Noise Level
Height
3.7 inches (93 mm)
Width
9.4 inches (238.5 mm)
Depth
13.6 inches (346 mm)
Weight
9.4 lb (4.3 kg)
Rated frequency
50/60 Hz
Power supply
100 to 120 VAC ± 10%, 2.2 A,
50/60 Hz
200 to 240 VAC ± 10%, 1.0 A,
50/60 Hz
Power consumption
Operating: 220 W
Standby: 30 W
≤ 41db-A (normal use)
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Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C),
non-condensing
Storage: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C),
non-condensing
Humidity
Operating: 20 to 80% RH,
non-condensing
Storage: 10 to 90% RH,
non-condensing
Safety
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United States
FCC Part 15J Class B
UL1950 Rev. 3
Canada
DOC SOR/88-475
CSA C22.2 No. 950 Rev. 3
7 • Technical Specifications
Supported Computers and Monitor Displays
The following table lists the display formats supported by the
projector.
Computer type
Formats
Resolutions
IBM PC and
IBM PC-compatible
EGA
NEC PC 400
VGA60, VESA 72/75/85
VGA Text
VGA Text
SVGA 56/60/72/75/85
XGA 60/70A/75/85
SXGA 70/75/85
SXGA 85
SXGA 60/75
640 × 350
640 × 400
640 × 480
720 × 350
720 × 400
800 × 600
1024 × 768
1152 × 864
1152 × 864*
1280 × 1024*
Apple Macintosh
Standard 8- and
13"
24-bit color monitor 16"
19"
21"
640 × 480
832 × 624
1024 × 768
1152 × 870
1280 × 1024
EWS
TV
NTSC
PAL, PAL60, SECAM
640 × 480
768 × 567
* PowerLite 7550 only.
Note: The frequencies of some computers may not allow the image
to be displayed correctly.
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Computer In and Computer Out connector pin assignments
The Computer In and Computer Out connectors are female video
RGB, 15-pin micro-D-style connectors. The pin assignments are:
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Pin
Computer Out
connector signals
Computer In
connector signals
1
Red analog input
Red video
2
Green analog input
Green video
3
Blue analog input
Blue video
4
Reserved
Monitor (ID bit 2)
5
GND
GND
6
Red GND
Red video GND
7
Green GND
Green video GND
8
Blue GND
Blue video GND
9
Reserved
+5 V
10
GND
Synchronous GND
11
Reserved
Monitor (ID bit 0)
12
Reserved
SDA
13
Horizontal sync/composite sync
Horizontal sync
14
Vertical sync
Vertical sync
15
Vertical sync
(SCL)
7 • Technical Specifications
Glossary
Brightness
The balance of light and dark shades in an
image.
Composite video
A type of video signal that encodes picture,
luminance, and synchronization information so
it can be carried in one signal.
Contrast
A measure of the tonal differences between the
highlights and shadows of an image. In a
high-contrast image, light areas are very bright
and dark areas are very dark, with relatively few
levels of gray between white and black.
Contrast is decreased by adding grays.
NTSC
A 525-line video broadcast format developed
by the National Television Standards
Committee. NTSC is widely used in North
America, Mexico, and Japan.
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PAL
Phase Alternation by Line. A 625-line video
broadcast format used in Western Europe,
India, China, Australia, New Zealand, and parts
of Africa.
Point
A measurement of drawn or printed objects.
One point equals 1/72 inch.
Rear Projection
Projecting the image from behind the screen.
Resolution
A measure of the amount of detail contained in
an image. Resolution can be measured in dots
per inch or in pixels. Image sharpness and
clarity improve as resolution increases.
RGB
A type of color scheme that defines color as
percentages of red, green, and blue.
S-Video
A type of video signal used in S-VHS videotape
formats. It transmits luminance and color
separately.
SECAM
System Electronique pour Couleur Avec
Memoire. A 625-line TV system used in
France, Eastern Europe, Russia, and parts of
Africa.
Sleep mode
A power-saving feature in which the projector’s
lamp is turned off when the projector has not
been used for 30 minutes. In sleep mode, only a
minimum amount of the projector’s circuitry
remains on.
Glossary
SVGA
Super Video Graphics Array. SVGA provides
higher resolution than VGA.
SXGA
Super Extended Graphics Array. SXGA
provides higher resolution than XGA.
VGA
Video Graphics Array. A high-resolution
display adapter that provides a variety of video
modes.
XGA
Extended Graphics Array. IBM’s next
generation display adapter, XGA provides
higher resolution than VGA.
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Glossary
Index
A
Accessories, 3, 9
Adjusting
bass, 75, 122
brightness, 72, 74, 118, 120, 121
color balance, 73, 74, 120, 121
color saturation, 74, 120, 121
contrast, 73, 74, 118, 120, 121
image position, 72
image quality, 72 to 75, 128 to 129
screen whiteness, 76, 123
sharpness, 74, 121
speaker tone, 75, 122
speaker volume, 75, 122
stereo sound, 75, 122
treble, 75, 122
Air filter, cleaning, 133 to 134
Amplification, 45
Anti-theft device, 15
Audio
Audio tab (ELP Link III), 122
connecting, 15, 24, 27, 33, 39, 44, 45
menu, 67, 75 to 76
Auto Set Up feature, 147
B
Bar function, 105, 109
Bass, 75, 122
Batteries, changing, 18 to 19
Blank menu option, 77, 123
Boxes
drawing, 104
modifying, 81, 109
159
Brightness
ELP Link III setting, 118, 120, 121
projector menu settings, 72, 74
specification, 149
Buttons
control panel, 63 to 64, 70
Effects, see Effects buttons
remote control, see Remote control
C
Camcorder
adjusting the projected image, 74 to 75
connecting projector to, 11, 41 to 44
Case, cleaning, 132
Ceiling, hanging the projector from, 77,
123
Changing
batteries, 18 to 19
menu language, 77
projector settings, 70 to 71, 118 to 123
Cleaning
air filter, 133 to 134
case, 132
lens, 132
Color
adjusting screen whiteness, 76, 123
balance, 73, 74, 120, 121
projector menu setting, 73, 74
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Index
saturation, 74, 120, 121
COM port, changing, 101
Compatibility, 153
Composite video, 41, 155
CompuServe, 7
Computer In pin assignments, 154
Computer Out pin assignments, 154
Computer, adjusting the projected image,
72 to 75
Computers, supported, 153
Connecting projector
to a desktop Macintosh, 29 to 34,
92 to 95
to a desktop PC, 23 to 25, 88 to 91
to a laptop PC, 26 to 28, 88 to 91
to a PA system, 45
to a PowerBook, 35 to 40, 92 to 95
to a video source, 41 to 44
to an external speaker, 45
Connector pin assignments, 154
Contrast
definition, 155
ELP Link III setting, 120, 121
projector menu settings, 73, 74
Control panel, 63 to 64, 70
Cursor, changing shape, 81, 105, 109
Customizing the Effects buttons, 106,
109 to 111
D
Defining key macros, 110 to 111
Detail, improving display of, 128 to 129
DIP switches, Macintosh, 30, 37
Display formats, supported, 153
Displaying the Main menu, 69
Distance, calculating, 20, 52 to 53
DVD player, connecting projector to, 11,
41 to 44
E
Effects buttons
assigning functions, 102 to 106
modifying, 81, 107 to 109
saving and recalling assignments, 112
using default functions, 60 to 62
Electrical specifications, 151
Ellipse, 104, 108
ELP Link III software
assigning functions to keyboard,
114 to 116
changing settings, 119 to 123
connecting cables for a Macintosh,
92 to 95
connecting cables for a PC, 88 to 91
correcting image problems, 128 to 129
creating a logo, 126 to 128
installing, 96 to 98
launching, 98 to 100
ordering, 14
Setting tab, 123
testing projector performance,
124 to 125
unpacking, 86 to 87
using without the projector, 129
Environmental specifications, 152
EPSON electronic support, 7 to 8
F
FaxAdvice, EPSON, 8
Focusing, 54 to 56
Foot, raising or lowering image, 55 to 56
Formats, supported display, 153
Freeze, 60
FTP site, EPSON, 7
G
Gamma correction, 128 to 129
H
Hand strap, attaching, 16 to 17
Help
EPSON, 7 to 8
projector online help, 140
Highlighting portions of screen, 62, 81,
105, 109
Humidity, requirements, 152
161
I
Image
adjusting image quality, 72 to 75,
128 to 129
adjusting the position, 54 to 56, 72,
120
calculating image size, 52 to 53
enhancing detail, 128 to 129
focusing, 54 to 56
problems, 145 to 148
resizing, 56 to 57, 64
size range, 149
testing, 124 to 125
Infrared receiver, location, 50
Installing the ELP Link III software,
96 to 98
Internet, 7
K
Key Macro
defining and using, 110 to 111
description, 106, 109
Keyboard, assigning functions, 114 to 116
L
Lamp
light, 47, 66, 141 to 143
replacing, 134 to 136
specifications, 150
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Index
Language menu option, 77
Laptop, connecting projector to, 26 to 28
Launching the ELP Link III software,
98 to 100
Lens, cleaning, 132
Lights, status, 47, 65 to 66, 141 to 144
Lines
drawing, 104
modifying, 81, 108
Logo
creating, 78 to 80, 126 to 128
displaying, 77
Lumens, 149
M
Macintosh, connecting projector to, 15,
29 to 40, 92 to 95
Macro, see Key Macro
Main menu, displaying and hiding, 69
Maintenance, 131 to 136
Manual, using, 4
Mechanical specifications, 151
Menus
About, 68
accessing, 69
Audio, 67, 75 to 76
changing settings, 70 to 71
Effect, 68
online Help, 140
Reset All, 68, 83
Menus (continued)
User’s Logo, 67, 78 to 80
Video, 67, 72 to 75
Monitors, supported, 153
Moving projector, 137
Mute, 64
N
NO SIGNAL message, 147
Noise level, 151
NTSC, 155
O
Optional accessories, 3
P
PA system, connecting projector to, 45
PAL, 156
Pin assignments, connector, 154
Pointer, changing shape, 81, 105, 109
Positioning
projector, 51 to 52
screen image, 54 to 56, 72, 120
Power
button, 64
consumption, 151
light, 46 to 48, 65, 141 to 144
supply, 151
PowerBook, connecting projector to, 15,
35 to 40, 92 to 95
Projector
accessories, 3, 9
calculating distance to screen, 20,
52 to 53
connecting, 23 to 45, 87 to 95
controlling, 57 to 64
focusing, 54 to 56
hanging from the ceiling, 52, 77, 123
lamp specifications, 150
maintaining, 131 to 136
parts identified, 50
positioning, 51 to 52
positioning the screen image, 54 to 56,
72, 120
problems, 141 to 144
setting up, 16 to 48
settings, changing, 70 to 71, 118 to
123
status lights, 47, 65 to 66, 141 to 144
transporting, 137
turning on and off, 46 to 48
unpacking, 12 to 14
using the Quick Change Toolbar, 118
Projector case, cleaning, 132
Projector Control dialog box, 119 to 123
Projector lamp light, 47, 66, 141 to 143
Projector Setting dialog box, 115 to 117
163
Prompt menu option, 76, 123
Q
Quick Change Toolbar, 118
R
Rear projection, 77, 123, 156
Remote control
batteries, 18 to 19
button functions, 58 to 60
customizing Effects buttons, 106,
110 to 111
infrared repeater, 15
problems, 59, 144 to 145
range, 59, 151
using the Effects buttons, 60 to 62
Replacing the lamp, 134 to 136
Reset All menu, 83
Resize button, 56 to 57, 64
Resolution, 56 to 57, 149, 153, 156
S
Safety instructions, 5 to 6
Saturation, 74, 120, 121
Screen image, problems, 145 to 148
Screen saver, 145
Screen, adjusting whiteness, 76, 123
SECAM, 156
Setting tab (ELP Link III), 123
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Index
Sharpness, 74, 121
Sleep mode, 48, 156
Software
installing, 96 to 98
launching, 98 to 100
Sound problems, 148
Speakers
adjusting the tone, 75, 122
adjusting the volume, 60, 64, 75, 118,
122
connecting projector to, 45
Specifications
electrical, 151
environmental, 152
general, 149 to 150
lamp, 150
mechanical, 151
mouse compatibility, 151
remote control, 151
repeater interface, 151
safety, 152
sound, 150
Stamp function, 105, 109
Status lights, 47, 65 to 66, 141 to 144
Stereo sound, adjusting, 75, 122
Support, technical, 7 to 8
SVGA, 2, 21, 56 to 57, 149, 153
S-Video signal, 14, 41, 156
Switching image sources, 59, 64
SXGA, 21, 57, 153, 157
Sync, 72, 120
T
Temperature
light, 47, 65, 66, 141 to 144
requirements, 152
Test pattern, displaying, 120, 122, 123
Testing projector performance, 124 to 125
Tint, 74, 121
Tone, adjusting, 75, 122
Toolbar, using, 118
Tracking, 72, 120
Transporting projector, 137
Treble, 75, 122
Troubleshooting
image and sound problems, 145 to 148
projector problems, 141 to 144
remote control problems, 144 to 145
Turning the projector on and off, 46 to 48
TV, supported display formats, 153
U
Unpacking projector, 12 to 14
User logo
creating, 78 to 80, 126 to 128
displaying, 77
V
VCR
adjusting the projected image, 74 to 75
connecting projector to, 11, 22,
41 to 44
VGA, 2, 21, 56 to 57, 153, 157
Video
jacks, 44
menus, 67, 72 to 75
signal mode, 77, 123
supported formats, 153
Video settings (ELP Link III), 121
Video source
changing, 72, 74
connecting projector to, 41 to 44
Volume, 60, 64, 75, 118, 122
W
Warning lights, 65 to 66, 141 to 144
World Wide Web, 7
X
XGA, 2, 21, 56 to 57, 153, 157
Z
Zoom ratio, 150
Zoom ring, 54 to 55
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