Epson PowerLite 83c User`s guide

PowerLite 822p/83c
Multimedia Projector
®
User’s Guide
Important Safety Information
WARNING: Never look into the projector lens when the lamp is turned on; the bright light can damage your eyes.
Never let children look into the lens when it is on. Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and
filter covers. Dangerous electrical voltages inside the projector can severely injure you. Except as specifically
explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
WARNING: The projector and its accessories come packaged in plastic bags. Keep plastic bags away from small
children to avoid any risk of suffocation.
Caution: When you replace the lamp, never touch the new lamp with your bare hands; the invisible residue left by
the oil on your hands may shorten the lamp life. Use a cloth or glove to handle the new lamp.
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Contents
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Getting the Most from Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Using Your Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Getting More Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Registration and Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Unpacking the Projector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Projector Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Additional Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Optional Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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Setting Up the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Positioning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other Installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting with the VGA Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting with a VGA-5BNC Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting an External Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing Sound Through the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting External Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to Video Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a Composite Video Source . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting an S-Video Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting an RGB Video Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a Component Video Source . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing Sound Through the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Projecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
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Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Turning On Your Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Turning On the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Selecting the Image Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
What To Do If You See a Blank Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Focusing and Zooming Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Adjusting the Height of Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Adjusting the Image Shape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Adjusting the Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Correcting Computer Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Shutting Down the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Controlling the Picture and Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Switching Between Picture Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Adjusting the Color Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Turning Off the Picture and Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Stopping Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Zooming Your Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Changing the Image’s Aspect Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Replacing the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Fine-tuning the Projector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Using the Projector’s Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Changing Menu Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Adjusting Colors and Clarity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Adjusting the Input Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Customizing Projector Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Selecting Projector Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Selecting Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Viewing Lamp Usage and Other Information. . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Using the Projector’s Security Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Your Own Screen Logo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting a Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning On the Password and User’s Logo . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Projector with a Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabling the Projector’s Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Security Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring the Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Maintenance and Transportation
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Cleaning the Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Projector Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting the Lamp Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Projector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Solving Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using On-Screen Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What To Do When the Lights Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Problems with the Image or Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Password Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Problems with the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Network Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Get Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speak to a Support Representative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Monitoring the Projector Over a Network . . 89
Installing the Network Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Software on a Windows System . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting Network Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Projector E-mail Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using EMP Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Opening and Closing EMP Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Registering a Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Monitoring Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Using E-mail Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Using a Browser to Monitor the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
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Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
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Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Projection Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Safety and Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Compatible Video Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Compatible Computer Display Formats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
FCC Compliance Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
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Welcome
The PowerLite
®
822p/83c is a portable projector that weighs less
than 7 pounds. The projector offers 2600 ANSI lumens (822p) or
2200 ANSI lumens (83c) of brightness. From classrooms to
boardrooms, your full-color presentations and videos will be bright
and vibrant even in ordinary indoor lighting.
Images are displayed at a native resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels.
Epson® 3LCD technology ensures accurate color and remarkable
saturation, even in well-lit rooms.
You can connect the projector to a wide range of computers, including
IBM®-compatible PCs and laptops, Apple® Macintosh,® PowerPC®
and Intel® Core™ Macintosh computers, PowerBook®computers, and
many iMac® and iBook® series systems. With Epson’s patented
SizeWise™ technology, the projector supports computer displays
ranging from VGA through UXGA.
You can use any of the following video sources: HDTV, VCR, DVD
player, gaming console (such as Microsoft® Xbox,™ Sony®
PlayStation® 3, and Nintendo Wii™), camcorder, or digital camera.
The projector supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video formats.
You can also connect the projector to a LAN (local area network) so
you can monitor the projector from a remote network computer using
the included EMP Monitor software.
You can connect up to four devices to the projector at the same time.
With the projector’s Source Search button, you don’t even have to
identify your input source. Just press the button until you see the
image you want on the screen.
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To prevent unauthorized use of the projector, you can assign a
password, create a user logo which is displayed at startup to identify
the projector, and disable the projector’s buttons through a full or
partial Operation Lock feature. For more information about security
features, see page 62.
Getting the Most from Your Projector
Depending on your presentation, you can take advantage of any or all
of these options:
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Connecting to a laptop or other computer
If you want to connect the projector to a laptop or desktop
computer, see page 18. For additional presentation control, you
can connect an external monitor to view the presentation on your
computer simultaneously.
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Connecting to video sources
You can connect a DVD player, VCR, HDTV, camcorder, digital
camera, and other video sources to your projector. See page 24 for
instructions.
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Using the remote control
The remote control lets you switch from computer to video
sources, zoom in on part of your image, freeze or mute the
presentation, and adjust many other projector features. For
details, see Chapter 3.
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Enhancing sound in your presentation
By connecting your projector to external speakers, you can
enhance the audio impact of your presentations.
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Welcome
Using Your Documentation
In addition to this manual, your documentation includes a Quick
Setup sheet, warranty brochures, and an Epson PrivateLine® Support
card.
The Quick Setup sheet gives instructions to quickly set up your
projector and connect it to a computer or video device.
note
The instructions here apply
to the PowerLite 822p and
PowerLite 83c projectors
and cover both projectors,
unless noted.
This book contains all the information you need to set up and use
your projector. Please follow these guidelines as you read through it:
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Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
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Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
■
Notes contain important information about your projector.
Getting More Information
Need tips on giving presentations? How about quick steps for setting
up your projector? Here’s where you can look for help:
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www.presentersonline.com
Includes a library of articles covering presentation tips, tricks, and
technology. The site provides templates, clip art, and sound clips,
as well as Presenters Services to use on the road. Even more
resources and services are available if you register to join the
Presenters Club—and it’s free.
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Built-in help system
Press the Help button on the remote control or projector to get
quick solutions for common problems. See page 78 for details.
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epson.com/support
Download FAQs (frequently asked questions) and e-mail your
questions to Epson support on the PowerLite 822p or
PowerLite 83c.
If you still need help after checking this User’s Guide and the sources
listed above, you can use the Epson PrivateLine Support service to get
help fast. Call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on your PrivateLine
Support card. See page 87 for more information.
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Registration and Warranty
Your projector comes with a basic carry-in warranty and an
international warranty that let you project with confidence anywhere
in the world. For details, see the warranty brochures that came with
your projector.
In addition, Epson offers Extra CareSM Road Service at no additional
charge. In the unlikely event of an equipment failure, you won’t have
to wait for your unit to be repaired. Instead, Epson will ship you a
replacement unit anywhere in the United States or Canada, usually
within one business day. See the Extra Care Road Service brochure for
details.
To register, complete the registration form that came with your
projector and mail it to Epson. Or register your product online using
your projector CD, or at:
http://www.epson.com/webreg
Registering also lets you receive special updates on new accessories,
products, and services.
Unpacking the Projector
After unpacking the projector, make sure you have all these items:
Projector
Remote control
and batteries
Password Protected
Sticker
VGA computer cable
Power cord
Save all packaging in case you need to ship the projector. Always use
the original packaging (or equivalent) when you send the projector to
another location. See page 76 for transportation instructions.
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Welcome
Projector Parts
Front
Security slot
Control panel
A/V mute
slide lever
Lamp cover
Zoom ring
Focus ring
Air exhaust
vent
A/V mute
slide
Front adjustable
foot
Foot release lever
Back
S-Video port
LAN port
Video port
Remote control
sensor
Audio L-R
input ports
Computer 1 and 2
(Component Video) ports
Audio 1 and 2
input ports
Remote
control sensor
Speaker
Audio Out
port
Monitor Out port
(for Computer1
port output only)
Power
inlet
RS-232C
serial port
Rear adjustable
foot
Bottom
Air
filter
Holes for
ceiling
mount
bracket
Hole for
ceiling
mount
bracket
Security
lock slot
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Control Panel
Turns projector
on and off
Opens menu system
Up/down arrows and
keystone correction
Cancel/exit
Opens help
system
Indicate
projector
status
Searches for
source image
Left/right arrows
and
Volume down/up
Automatically
adjusts computer
images
Additional Components
Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you may need
additional components:
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Welcome
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To receive an S-Video signal, you need an S-Video cable. One is
usually provided with your video device or you can purchase it
from Epson. See page 13.
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To receive a component video signal from a VCR or other video
device, you need a D-sub, 15-pin, component-to-VGA video
cable, which is available from Epson. See page 13.
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Some older PowerBooks and Macintosh desktop models may
need a Macintosh video adapter; see your computer dealer. Older
iMac systems may need a special adapter to provide a VGA output
port; see your computer dealer.
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To receive an audio signal, you need a commercially available
audio cable; see your computer or electronics dealer.
Optional Accessories
note
To enhance your use of the projector, Epson provides the following
optional accessories:
Product
Product number
Replacement lamp
VI3H010L42
Air filter set (includes 2 filters)
V13H134A13
Component-to-VGA video cable
S-Video cable
ELPKC19
ELPSV01
Distribution amplifier
ELPDA01
50-inch portable screen (4:3 aspect ratio)
60-inch portable pop-up screen (4:3 aspect ratio)
80-inch portable pop-up screen (4:3 aspect ratio)
83.6-inch hanging pull-down screen
(4:3 aspect ratio)
Duet™ Ultra Portable Projector screen
(4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio)
ELPSC06
ELPSC07
ELPSC08
ELPSC09
ELPDC05 high resolution document imager
V12H162020
Kensington®
ELPSL01
security lock
Ceiling mount (gyro lock with suspension adapter)
False ceiling plate
Suspension adapter
Security bracket/cabling for gyro lock mounts
Adjustable ceiling channel
To purchase a replacement
remote control, call
(562) 276-4394 (U.S.) or
(905) 709-3839 (for dealer
referral in Canada).
ELPSC80
ELPMBUNI
ELPMBFCP
ELPMBAPL
ELPMBSEC
ELPMBACC
You can purchase screens, carrying cases, or other accessories from an
Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call
800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
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Setting Up the Projector
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his chapter tells you how to set up the projector and connect it to a
computer or video source. You can connect up to four devices
simultaneously: four video sources, or two computer and two video
sources.
You’ll find instructions for the following in this chapter:
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Positioning the projector
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Connecting to a computer
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Connecting to video sources
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Positioning the Projector
Before connecting the projector, you
need to decide where to place it. If
you’re setting up the projector yourself
and it isn’t already installed in the
room you’re using, you’ll probably
want to place it on a table in front of
the screen, as shown.
note
You can download the
Projection Distance
Calculator program from
the Drivers and Downloads
section of Epson’s web site:
www.epson.com/support
This lets you stand in the front of the room, face the audience, and
remain close enough to the equipment to be able to control it. Try to
leave as much space as possible between the projector and the screen to
get a good-size image.
Place the projector somewhere between 3 and 30 feet from the screen.
Use the figure below to help you determine exactly how far. Image size
increases with distance, but can vary depending on how you’ve
adjusted the optical zoom and other settings.
28 to 34 ft (4:3)
31 ft (16:9; wide only)
5.6 to 6.8 ft (4:3)
6.1 to 7.3 ft (16:9)
2.7 to 3 ft (4:3)
3 to 3.6 ft (16:9)
Also keep these considerations in mind:
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Setting Up the Projector
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Place the projector on a sturdy, level surface.
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Make sure there is plenty of space for ventilation around and
under the projector. Do not set the projector on top of loose
papers that could block the vents under the projector.
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Make sure the projector is within 6 feet (2 meters) of a grounded
electrical outlet or extension cord.
Try to place the projector directly in front of the center of the screen,
facing it toward the screen squarely. If the projector isn’t positioned
this way, the image will be “keystone” shaped, instead of square or
rectangular.
If you place the projector below the level of the screen, you’ll have to
tilt it up by extending the front adjustable foot, as described on
page 39. This also causes the image to lose its rectangular shape. You
can adjust the shape using the buttons on the projector (see page 40),
or using the projector’s menu system (see page 49).
The Auto Keystone feature corrects the distortion automatically. See
page 57 for more information about Auto Keystone correction. If
necessary, you can adjust the image shape manually as described on
page 40.
Other Installations
You can also project from behind the screen or from the ceiling, with
the projector mounted upside-down:
Rear projection (using a
translucent screen)
Front/ceiling projection
Rear/ceiling projection (using
a translucent screen)
To project from overhead, you’ll need the optional ceiling mount
hardware. (See page 13 for ordering information.) You’ll also need to
select Front/Ceiling or Rear/Ceiling for the Projection option in the
Extended menu. To project from the rear, select Rear. See page 58 for
more information.
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Connecting to a Computer
note
If you have an iBook with
an RCA video-out port,
follow the instructions for
connecting to a video device
on page 25.
You can connect the projector to any computer that has a standard
VGA or BNC monitor port, including PC notebook and laptop
computers, Macintosh PowerBooks and iBooks, and hand-held
devices.
Follow the instructions in this section to:
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Connect the projector to your computer with the VGA cable
included with the projector.
■
Connect the projector to your computer with a commercially
available VGA–5BNC cable.
After connecting the projector to your computer, you may also
want to:
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Connect a monitor to the projector so you can view your
presentation close-up as well as on-screen (not necessary if you’re
using a laptop); see page 21.
■
Connect the projector to your computer with a commercially
available audio cable to play computer audio; see page 22.
Connecting with the VGA Cable
Follow these instructions to connect to your computer with the VGA
cable that came with your projector. Before you start, make sure your
computer and the projector are turned off.
1. If you are connecting the projector to a desktop computer,
disconnect the monitor cable from your computer.
2. Locate the VGA computer cable that came
with the projector.
VGA computer cable
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Connect one end of the cable to the projector’s Computer1 or
Computer2 port.
Computer1 and Computer2 ports
3. Connect the other end of the cable to your computer’s video-out
or monitor port.
If you’re using a PowerBook or iBook and you can’t connect the
cable, you may need to use an optional Macintosh video adapter;
see your computer dealer.
4. If you connected the computer to the Computer1 port and you
want to view the display simultaneously on your computer
monitor and the projector screen, see “Connecting an External
Monitor” on page 21.
5. To play audio from your computer through the projector
speakers, see “Playing Sound Through the Projector” on page 22.
6. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 34 for instructions.
If more than one device is connected to the projector, select the
correct source after projection starts by pressing the Source Search
button on the projector or remote control. See page 36.
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Connecting with a VGA-5BNC Cable
VGA-5BNC cable
If your computer provides video output through BNC connectors,
follow these instructions to connect the projector to your computer
with an optional VGA-5BNC cable. Before you start, make sure your
computer and the projector are turned off.
1. Disconnect the monitor cable from your computer.
2. Connect the cable’s VGA connector to the projector’s
Computer1 or Computer2 port.
Computer1 and Computer2 ports
3. Connect the BNC connectors to your computer’s BNC ports.
4. If you want to view the display simultaneously on your computer
monitor and the projector screen, see “Connecting an External
Monitor” on page 21.
5. To play audio from your computer through the projector
speakers, see “Playing Sound Through the Projector” on page 22.
6. Tighten the screws on the VGA connector.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 34 for instructions.
If more than one device is connected to the projector, select the
correct source after projection starts by pressing the Source Search
button on the projector or remote control. See page 36.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting an External Monitor
If you want to see your presentation close-up as well as on the
projection screen, you can connect an external monitor to the
projector. This lets you view images on your computer monitor while
the projector is in standby mode (plugged in but not turned on) and
check your presentation or switch between picture sources even if
you’ve pressed the A/V Mute button on the remote control to turn off
projection on the screen.
Simultaneous display is possible only when the computer is connected
to the projector’s Computer1 port.
Make sure the projector and computer are off. Then connect the
monitor’s cable to the projector’s Monitor Out port, as shown:
note
Some LCD monitors may
not be able to display the
image correctly. If you have
trouble displaying the
image, connect a multiscan
monitor. If you’re projecting
computer images, make sure
the computer’s refresh rate is
set to 65 Hz or greater.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 34 for instructions.
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Playing Sound Through the Projector
You can connect a commercially available 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
audio cable to take advantage of the projector’s built-in speaker. You
can obtain the audio cable from a computer or electronics dealer.
1. Connect one end of the 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack audio cable to
the corresponding Audio1 or Audio2 jack on the projector.
Audio1
and
Audio2
jacks
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to your laptop’s
headphone jack or
audio-out jack, or your desktop’s
speaker or audio-out port.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 34 for instructions.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting External Speakers
You can output sound to external speakers with built-in amplifiers.
When you play sound through external speakers, the projector’s
built-in speaker system is disabled.
1. Locate the appropriate cable to connect your speakers.
Depending on your speakers, you may be able to use a
commercially available audio cable with a stereo mini-jack
connector on one end and pin jacks on the other end. For some
speakers, you may have to purchase a special cable or use an
adapter.
2. Connect the stereo mini-jack end of the audio cable to the Audio
Out port on the projector.
3. Connect the other end of the cable to your speakers.
The projector’s internal speaker system is disabled while sound is
output to external speakers, and you can’t use the projector or remote
control to adjust the volume.
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Connecting to Video Sources
You can connect a DVD player, VCR, camcorder, digital camera,
gaming console, or any other compatible video source to your
projector. You can connect up to four video devices at one time.
note
The projector does not
support TV antenna cable
F connectors.
The projector supports HDTV, SDTV, NTSC, PAL, and SECAM,
and automatically detects the video format. It can receive composite
video, S-Video, RGB video, and component video. The type of cable
you need depends on the video source:
■
For composite video, use a commercially available RCA A/V
cable. See page 25.
■
For S-Video, use the S-Video cable supplied with your video
device or order one from Epson. See page 26.
■
For RGB video, use the VGA computer cable included with the
projector. See page 27.
■
For component video, you’ll need the optional Epson
component-to-VGA video cable. See page 28.
After connecting your video device to the projector, you may want to
connect an audio cable to play sound from your video equipment
through the projector’s built-in speaker or external speakers. See
page 29 for instructions.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting a Composite Video Source
If you’re connecting a composite video device, use a commercially
available RCA A/V cable. Before starting, make sure the projector and
your DVD player or other video source are turned off.
1. Connect the yellow RCA plug on one end of the cable to the
projector’s yellow Video port.
Video port
2. Connect the yellow plug on the other end of the cable to the
video-out port on your video source.
3. To play sound through the projector, follow the instructions
beginning on page 29.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 34 for instructions.
If more than one device is connected to the projector, select the
correct source after projection starts by pressing the Source Search
button on the projector or remote control. See page 36.
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Connecting an S-Video Source
If your video source has an S-Video jack, you can use it to project a
higher quality video image. You’ll need an S-Video cable, which is
usually provided with your video source, or you can purchase one
from Epson (part number ELPSV01). See page 13 for ordering
information.
Before starting, make sure the projector and your DVD player or
other video source are turned off.
1. Insert one end of the S-Video cable into the projector’s S-Video
port and the other end into the S-Video output port of your video
source.
S-Video port
2. To play sound through the projector, follow the instructions
beginning on page 29.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 34 for instructions.
If more than one device is connected to the projector, select the
correct source after projection starts by pressing the Source Search
button on the projector or remote control. See page 36.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting an RGB Video Source
Follow these instructions to connect the projector to a video player or
satellite receiver that has an RGB video output port using the VGA
computer cable that came with the projector.
Before starting, make sure the projector and your DVD player or
other video source are turned off.
1. Connect one end of the VGA computer cable to the Computer1
or Computer2 port on the projector.
Computer1 and Computer2 ports
2. Connect the other end to the video port on your player.
3. To play sound through the projector, follow the instructions
beginning on page 29.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 34 for instructions.
If more than one device is connected to the projector, select
Computer 1 or Computer 2 as the source after projection starts by
pressing the Source Search button on the projector or remote
control. See page 36.
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Connecting a Component Video Source
If your video source has component video connectors, you can use
them to project a higher quality video image. You’ll need a
component-to-VGA video cable, which can be purchased from Epson
(part number ELPKC19). See page 13 for ordering information.
Before starting, make sure the projector and your DVD player or
other video device are turned off.
1. Connect the 15-pin VGA connector end of the
component-to-VGA video cable to the projector’s Computer1 or
Computer2 port.
Computer1 and Computer2 ports
2. Insert the three component ends of the component-to-VGA video
cable into the color-coded video output ports on your video
source, usually labelled Y, Pb, Pr or Y, Cb, Cr.
3. To play sound through the projector, follow the instructions
beginning on page 29.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 34 for instructions.
If more than one device is connected to your projector, select
Computer1 or Computer2 as the source by pressing the Source
Search button on the projector or the remote control. See page 36.
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Setting Up the Projector
Playing Sound Through the Projector
The projector has a built-in speaker with a maximum output of 7 W.
You can play sound from your video equipment through the
projector’s speaker if your video device has an audio output port.
For RCA-Type Audio Output Ports
Most video devices have an RCA-type audio output port. In this case,
use a commercially available RCA-type audio cable to connect the
projector to your video source:
1. Connect one end of the RCA audio cable to the L-Audio-R jacks
on the projector.
L-Audio-R jacks
2. Connect the red and white plugs on the other end of the RCA
audio cable to the corresponding color-coded audio output port
on your video source.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 34 for instructions.
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For Stereo Mini-Jack Audio Output Ports
Some video devices, especially camcorders, may have a stereo
mini-jack audio output port. To connect to the L-Audio-R input
jacks when using the S-Video or Video port, use a commercially
available stereo mini-jack audio adapter cable (3.5-mm stereo
miniplug to two male RCA plugs) to connect to the projector.
1. Connect one end of the audio adapter cable to the L-Audio-R
jacks on the projector.
L-Audio-R jacks
2. Connect the other end of the audio adapter cable to your video
device’s audio output port.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 34 for instructions.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting External Speakers
You can output sound to external speakers with built-in amplifiers.
When you play sound through external speakers, the projector’s
built-in speaker system is disabled.
1. Locate the appropriate cable to connect your speakers.
Depending on your speakers, you may be able to use a
commercially available audio cable with a stereo mini-jack
connector on one end and pin jacks on the other end. For some
speakers, you may have to purchase a special cable or use an
adapter.
2. Connect the stereo mini-jack end of the audio cable to the
Audio Out port on the projector.
3. Connect the other end of the cable to your speakers.
The projector’s internal speaker system is disabled while sound is
output to external speakers, and you can’t use the projector or remote
control to adjust the volume.
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Setting Up the Projector
2
Projecting
Once you’ve set up the projector, you’re ready to turn it on, adjust
the image, and give your presentation.
Although you can operate the projector without it, the remote control
lets you use additional features. See Chapter 3 for instructions on
using the remote. This chapter covers the following:
■
Turning on the projector and other equipment
■
Adjusting the image
■
Adjusting the volume
■
Shutting down the projector
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Turning On Your Equipment
Make sure your projector and other equipment are set up and
connected correctly, as described in Chapter 1. Then turn on your
projector, as described below.
If you turn on your connected computer or video equipment before
starting the projector, the projector automatically detects and displays
the image source. If you turn on the projector first, or have multiple
pieces of connected equipment, you may have to select the image
source manually. See page 36.
Turning On the Projector
Follow these steps to plug in and turn on the projector:
1. Open the A/V Mute slide (lens cover).
2. Connect one end of the power cord to the projector’s power inlet.
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3. Connect the other end to an electrical outlet. The P Power light
on top of the projector turns orange, indicating that the projector
is receiving power but not yet turned on.
4. Turn on your computer or video source if you have not already.
5. Press the P Power button on the projector or on the remote
control to turn it on.
note
If you are using the remote
control for the first time, be
sure to insert the batteries as
described on the Quick
Setup poster.
Power button
The projector beeps and the P Power light flashes green as the
projector warms up. The projector lamp comes on in about
5 seconds and the P Power light stays green.
■
If you’re using a computer, you should see your computer
display projected after a moment or two. If not, you need to
select the image source. See page 36.
warning
Never look into the lens when
the lamp is on. This can
damage your eyes, and is
especially dangerous for
children.
(With Windows, if you see a message saying that it has found
a plug-and-play monitor, click Cancel.)
■
If you’re projecting a video, you may need to press the
Source Search button on the projector or remote control to
switch to your video source. Then press the Play button on
your DVD player or other device.
■
If you are prompted to enter a password, see page 66.
To focus and adjust the image, see page 38. If a projected image fails
to appear, see “What To Do If You See a Blank Screen” on page 36.
When you’re done, shut down the projector as described on page 42.
Projecting 35
Selecting the Image Source
note
The name of the selected
image source appears briefly
in the upper right corner of
the screen.
Selecting the image source lets you switch between images input from
different pieces of equipment connected to the projector (such as a
computer and DVD player). If you don’t see the image you want,
press the Source Search button on the remote control or projector
until the correct device image is projected. If a projected image fails to
appear, see the next section for help.
Once you see your image, turn to page 38 for instructions on focusing
and making other image adjustments.
What To Do If You See a Blank Screen
If you see a blank screen or a blue screen with the message No Signal
after turning on your computer or video source, try the following:
■
Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described in
Chapter 1.
■
Make sure the P Power light is green and not flashing and the
A/V Mute slide is open.
■
Make sure you’ve selected the correct image source; see the
previous section. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up
after pressing the button.
■
Check the Signal menu to make sure the correct input source is
selected. See page 54.
If you’re using a PC laptop:
■
Hold down the Fn key and press the function key that lets you
display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such as
or it may be labelled CRT/LCD. Allow a few seconds for the
projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your laptop’s manual
or online help for details.
On most systems, the
or CRT/LCD key lets you toggle
between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at
the same time.
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Projecting
■
If you’re projecting from a laptop, and you don’t see the same
image on the projection screen and computer screen, check your
monitor settings to make sure both the LCD screen and the
external monitor port are enabled.
From the Control Panel, open the Display utility. Click the
Settings tab, then click Advanced. The method for adjusting
the settings varies by brand; you may need to click a Monitor tab,
then make sure the external Monitor port is set as your primary
display and/or enabled. See your computer’s documentation or
online help for details.
If you’re using a Macintosh laptop with OS X:
You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen
as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps:
1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences, then click
Display or Displays.
2. Select VGA Display or Color LCD, click Arrange or
Arrangement, and make sure Mirror Displays is checked.
Click here
Select Mirror
Displays
Projecting 37
Adjusting the Image
Once you see your image, you’ll need to make certain adjustments:
■
To focus or zoom your image, see below.
■
If the image is too high or too low, you can reposition it.
See page 39.
■
If the image isn’t square, see page 40.
■
To adjust image brightness, see page 40.
■
If a computer image displays incorrectly, see page 41.
You can make many other adjustments to the image—such as
changing the brightness, contrast, and aspect ratio—using the
projector’s menu system. See Chapter 4 for more information.
Focusing and Zooming Your Image
Rotate the focus ring to sharpen the image, and the zoom ring to
reduce or enlarge the image.
Focus
Zoom
You can also change the image size by moving the projector closer to
or farther away from the screen. You can use the E-Zoom buttons on
the remote control to zoom in on a portion of the image. See page 47
for instructions.
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Projecting
Adjusting the Height of Your Image
If the image is too high or low, you can correct it by adjusting the
projector’s front foot.
1. Stand behind the projector. Press up on the blue foot release lever
and lift the front of the projector to extend the front adjustable
foot.
2. Once the image is positioned where you want, release the lever to
lock the foot in position.
The projector automatically corrects images that are distorted when
the projector is tilted up or down (up to a 30° tilt). The Keystone
window appears on the screen while the projector makes the
correction. If the projected image still isn’t rectangular, follow the
instructions in the next section.
Projecting 39
Adjusting the Image Shape
If the projector is tilted up or down, the images that are displayed will
be distorted. To correct the distortion or “keystone” shape, do one or
more of the following:
■
If your image looks like
or
, you’ve placed the projector
off to one side of the screen, at an angle. Move it directly in front
of the center of the screen, facing the screen squarely.
■
If your image looks like
or
, you need to adjust the
keystone correction value. Press the
or
buttons on the
projector to correct the shape of the image. After correction, your
image will be slightly smaller.
■
You may need to turn on Auto Keystone. See page 56 for
instructions.
You can also make keystone adjustments using the projector’s Settings
menu. See page 56.
Adjusting the Brightness
The brightness of an image depends on the source you are projecting
and the amount of light in the room. If the image is too bright or not
bright enough, here are two ways you can adjust it:
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Projecting
■
Change the Brightness setting in the Image menu. See page 53.
■
Select Low or High for the Brightness Control option in the
Settings menu. (See page 57.) Low brightness mode extends the
life of the lamp and decreases the fan noise.
Correcting Computer Images
If you’ve connected a computer and the image doesn’t look right, or it
doesn’t fit properly on the screen, press the Enter button on the
projector or the Enter/Auto button on the remote control. This
automatically resets the projector’s tracking, sync, resolution, and
position settings. You must be projecting a computer image for this
button to have any effect. Additionally, if the Auto Setup option in
the Signal menu is set to Off, the Auto function will not work. See
page 55.
Adjusting the Volume
You can use the Vol- and Vol+ buttons on the remote control to
increase or decrease the volume for the projector’s built-in speaker.
You can also use the buttons on the projector to control the volume.
Press the
button to increase the volume, or the
button to
decrease it. A volume gauge appears on the screen while the volume is
being adjusted.
note
You can also adjust the
volume using the projector’s
Settings menu. See page 56
for details.
You must adjust the volume
separately for each input
source.
Volume control
buttons
Projecting 41
Shutting Down the Projector
note
When the projector has not
received any input signals
for 30 minutes, it
automatically turns off the
projector lamp and enters
“sleep mode.” This conserves
electricity, cools the
projector, and extends the
life of the lamp. If you are
done using the projector,
unplug the power cord. If
you want to start projecting
again, press the P Power
button. You can turn sleep
mode on or off through the
Extended menu. See
page 59.
Turn off this product when
not in use to prolong the life
of the projector.
When you’ve finished using the projector, follow the recommended
procedure to shut it down.
1. If you’re using a computer, shut it down first; otherwise you may
not be able to see your computer’s display to shut it down
properly.
2. To turn off the projector, press the P Power button on the
projector or remote control.
You see this confirmation message:
(If you don’t want to turn it off,
press any other button or wait a
few seconds until it disappears.)
3. Press the P Power button again. The projector beeps twice, the
lamp is turned off, and the P Power light turns orange. (To turn
the projector on again, press the P Power button.)
With Epson’s exclusive Instant Off® technology there’s no
cool-down period, so you can pack up and go immediately after
turning off the projector.
4. Press up on the blue foot release lever and lower the projector to
retract the front adjustable foot.
5. Close the A/V Mute slide.
caution
To avoid damaging the
projector or lamp,
never unplug the power
cord when the
P Power light is green
or flashing orange.
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Projecting
6. Unplug the power cord.
7. Turn off and disconnect any equipment plugged into the
projector.
8. If you won’t be using the projector for awhile, store it in a
protective case.
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Using the Remote Control
T
he remote control lets you access your projector’s features from
anywhere in the room—up to 20 feet away. For example, you can turn
the projector on and off, freeze the presentation, zoom in on a portion
of your image, and access the menu system. (The projector menus let
you adjust many projector settings; see Chapter 4.)
When using the remote control, stand within 20 feet of the projector.
Point the remote control either at the front or back of the projector or
at the screen (the projector’s front sensor can detect signals bounced
off the screen). Press the button for the function you want to use.
This chapter covers the following information:
■
Controlling the picture and sound
■
Replacing the remote control batteries
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Controlling the Picture and Sound
You can use the remote control to select your source, adjust the colors,
temporarily turn off the picture and sound, freeze the action, or zoom
in on the picture. Make sure you have set up your projector and
connected any equipment as described in Chapter 1.
Switching Between Picture Sources
If you’ve connected your projector to more than one computer and/or
video source, you can use the Source Search button on the projector
or remote control to switch between the different sources.
Source Search
button
After you select a source, the screen goes dark for a moment before the
image appears. The name of the selected source (such as Computer1
or S-Video) appears briefly on the screen.
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Using the Remote Control
Adjusting the Color Mode
You may want to adjust the color mode to select a different setting
that is appropriate for the image you’re projecting and the
environment in which you’re projecting it. Press the Color Mode
button on the remote control.
If you’re projecting computer or RGB video images, the default color
mode is Presentation, which is appropriate for full-color
presentations in bright rooms.
Color
Mode
button
The following table lists the color modes available.
Color mode
Description
Photo
Best for projecting still images with vivid color in a
bright room (computer input only).
Sports
Best for watching TV in a bright room (component,
S-video, or composite video input only).
Presentation
Use when you’re projecting a full-color presentation in
a bright room.
Text
Use when you’re projecting a black and white
presentation in a bright room.
Theatre
Use when projecting movies in a dark room.
Game
Brightest mode, best for playing video games in a
bright room.
sRGB
Use when projecting computer images conforming to
the sRGB color standard.
Blackboard
Choose this fixed color mode when you need to
project against a green blackboard.
You can also use the projector menu system to change the color mode
in the Image menu (see page 53).
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Turning Off the Picture and Sound
Press the A/V Mute button on the remote control or use the
A/V Mute slide on the projector to turn off the image and sound and
darken your screen. This is useful if you want to temporarily re-direct
your audience’s attention without the distraction of a bright screen.
■
To turn off the picture and sound, press the A/V Mute button or
close the A/V Mute slide on the projector. The screen goes dark.
A/V Mute
slide
A/V Mute
button
■
To turn the image and sound back on, press the button again, or
open the AV Mute slide.
You can create an image, such as a company logo or a picture, to
display on the screen whenever you press the A/V Mute button. See
page 63 for more information.
Stopping Action
Press the Freeze button to stop the action in your video or computer
image and keep the current image on the screen. The sound will
continue, however. Also, because the source continues to transmit
signals, you won’t resume the action from the point you paused it.
Freeze
button
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To restart the action, press the Freeze button again.
Using the Remote Control
Zooming Your Image
Follow these steps to zoom in on a portion of the image:
1. Press the E-Zoom + button on the remote control.
Arrow
buttons
You see a crosshair indicating the center of the zoom-in area.
2. Use the four “arrow” buttons on the remote control to position
the crosshair in the area you want to enlarge.
E-Zoom
buttons
3. Continue pressing the E-Zoom + button to enlarge the selected
area up to 4 times.
4. While the image is enlarged, you can:
■
Use the arrow buttons to pan about.
■
Press the E-Zoom – button to zoom out.
5. When you’re done, press the ESC button to return to the original
size.
Changing the Image’s Aspect Ratio
If you’re projecting a widescreen format image, you can use the
Aspect button on the remote control to change the aspect (width to
height) ratio from 4:3.
You can change video images to 16:9 (widescreen format), or 16:9
(Up) or 16:9 (Down) (to accommodate subtitles or supertitles).
Aspect
button
You can change computer images to 16:9 (widescreen format) or
Normal
Press the Aspect button again to cycle through the available options.
You can also change the aspect ratio using the projector’s Signal
menu. See page 54 for details.
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Replacing the Batteries
The remote control uses two AA alkaline batteries. Follow these steps
when you need to replace them:
note
The remote control
automatically shuts off when
it detects a button being
pressed more than
30 seconds. This conserves
battery life. It can be
helpful, for example, when
the remote is in a carrying
case and the P Power
button is accidentally
pushed.
1. Press in the tab to remove the battery cover.
2. Remove the old batteries, then insert the new ones as shown.
caution
When replacing batteries,
take the following
precautions:
Replace the batteries as
soon as they run out. If a
battery leaks, wipe away
battery fluid with a soft
cloth. If fluid gets on your
hands, wash them
immediately.
■
3. Replace the battery cover. (It should click into place.)
Do not expose batteries to
heat or flame.
■
Dispose of used batteries
according to local
regulations.
■
Remove the batteries if
you won’t be using the
remote control for a long
period of time.
■
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Fine-tuning the Projector
You can use the Menu button on the projector or remote control to
access on-screen menus to adjust the image, sound, and other features.
This chapter covers the following information:
■
Using the menu system
■
Adjusting image colors and clarity
■
Adjusting the input signal
■
Customizing projector features
■
Selecting projector setup options
■
Viewing lamp usage and other information
■
Using the projector’s security features
■
Restoring the default settings
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Using the Projector’s Menu System
The projector menus let you adjust and customize the projector
features:
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■
The Image menu lets you modify the colors of the projected
image and fine-tune brightness, contrast, and sharpness. See
page 52.
■
The Signal menu lets you make adjustments to the input signal.
You can select your input source, change the image position and
aspect ratio, and adjust tracking and sync for computer images.
See page 54.
■
The Settings menu lets you customize the way you use the
projector. It allows you to adjust the volume and keystone
correction, set lamp brightness to high or low, control use of the
remote control receivers, project a test pattern for adjustments,
and disable buttons on the projector while you are projecting. See
page 56.
■
The Extended menu lets you customize the way you set up the
projector. Among the options, you can select the menu language,
set rear or ceiling projection, and record a custom image or logo
to be displayed as the startup screen or whenever you press the
A/V Mute button on the remote control. See page 58 and
page 62.
■
The Network menu lets you select your network settings and
optional passwords for monitoring the projector over a network
or over the web. See page 60.
■
The Info menu provides information about lamp status and
computer or video settings. See page 60.
■
The Reset menu lets you restore the projector’s factory default
settings. See page 68.
Fine-tuning the Projector
Changing Menu Settings
Use the buttons on the remote control or on the projector to access
the menus and change settings. Follow these steps:
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control or projector to
display the menu screen:
Menu options
Menus
The menus are listed on the left, and the options available for the
highlighted menu are shown on the right.
2. Use the up and down arrow buttons on the projector or remote
control to scroll through the menu list. When you’ve highlighted
the desired menu, press the Enter button on the projector or the
remote control to select it.
The highlight moves to the first option for that menu.
3. Use the up and down arrow buttons on the projector or remote
control to scroll through the list of options. (The options available
depend on which source is selected.)
4. After highlighting the option you want to adjust, use the left or
right arrow buttons on the projector or the remote control to
change the setting. In some cases, you may have to press the Enter
button to see a sub-screen for changing the setting.
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Press the left or right arrow buttons on the projector or the
remote control to adjust a slider bar.
To select from two or more settings, use the up or down arrow
buttons on the projector or the remote control to highlight the
desired setting, then press Enter.
5. Press the Esc button to return to the previous menu or to close
the menu system if you are at the main menu. Your changes are
saved automatically.
6. Press the Menu button to exit the menu system.
Adjusting Colors and Clarity
The Image menu lets you make adjustments to the colors of the
projected image and fine-tune brightness, contrast, and sharpness.
The options available depend on which image source is selected:
Computer (analog-RGB)
and RGB video
Component,
composite, and S-Video
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Follow these steps to adjust the appearance of your image:
1. Press the Menu button. You see the main menu.
2. Press Enter to select the Image menu.
3. Use the up and down arrow buttons and press Enter to set the
following options:
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Color Mode
Corrects the vividness of image color. You can select from the
following settings, and save a different one for each computer
and/or video source:
Photo: For projecting still images with vivid color in a bright
room (Computer input only).
Sports: For watching TV in a bright room (component,
S-Video, or composite video input only).
Presentation: For color presentations in a bright room.
Text: For black and white presentations in a bright room.
Theatre: For optimizing movie images with natural color in a
dark room (the default for video or S-Video display).
Game: Brightest mode, for playing video games in a bright
room.
sRGB: For standard sRGB computer displays (the default
when projecting from a computer with analog video).
Blackboard: Fixed color mode for projecting against a green
blackboard.
■
■
Brightness
Lightens or darkens the overall image.
note
Contrast
You can also select High or
Low brightness mode in the
Settings menu. See page 57.
Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas.
■
Color Saturation (component, composite, and S-Video)
Adjusts the depth or intensity of the image colors.
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■
Tint (component, composite, and S-Video)
Adjusts the balance of green to magenta in the image.
■
Sharpness
Sharpens or softens the image.
■
Color Adjustment
Adjusts the temperature and intensity of red, green, and blue.
4. When the image is set correctly, press Esc or Menu. Your settings
are automatically saved.
Adjusting the Input Signal
Although the projector normally detects and optimizes the input
signal automatically, you can use the Signal menu to manually select
it. You can also change the position of the projected image, correct
tracking and sync, and change the aspect ratio to widescreen format.
1. Press the Menu button. You see the Image menu.
2. Select the Signal menu. You see one of the following screens:
Computer (analog-RGB) and RGB video
Component video
Composite video and S-Video
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3. Press Enter. Then use the up and down arrow buttons and the
Enter button to set the following options:
■
Auto Setup (computer images)
Leave this setting On to automatically optimize the computer
image. Turn it off if you want to save adjustments you have
made to the video settings.
■
Tracking (computer images)
Removes unwanted vertical lines from a computer image by
matching the projector’s internal clock to various computer
signals. See page 84 for more information.
■
Sync (computer images)
Corrects fuzziness or screen flicker by synchronizing the
projector with the tracking signal sent from the computer.
See page 84 for more information.
■
Position (computer images)
Use the arrow buttons to move the image on the screen left,
right, up, or down.
■
note
If you have repositioned the
image but then change your
mind, you can press the
Enter/Auto button on the
remote control to restore the
default settings.
Progressive
Leave this setting On when viewing S-Video or composite
video so that interlaced-to-progressive conversion is carried
out (best for fast-moving pictures). If you notice flickering
while viewing still images, switch this setting to Off.
■
Computer Input (1 or 2)
Selects the signal from equipment connected to the
Computer1 or Computer2 ports. If your image colors look
wrong, try changing this setting from Auto to one of the
following: RGB for computer or RGB video sources, or
Component Video for component video sources.
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■
Video Signal (composite and S-Video)
Leave this setting at Auto unless you are using a 60-Hz PAL
system (select PAL60).
■
Aspect
Sets the image’s aspect ratio (ratio of width to height). Select
4:3 for Normal for computer content, 4:3 for letterbox video
content, 16:9 for widescreen content, or 16:9 (Up) or 16:9
(Down) for video content with subtitles or supertitles.
4. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
Customizing Projector Features
The Settings menu lets you customize the way you use the projector,
from adjusting lamp brightness and speaker volume to applying
security controls.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Settings menu.
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3. Press Enter. Then use the up and down arrow buttons and the
Enter button to set the following options:
■
Keystone
Adjusts a distorted image from a trapezoid shape to
rectangular.
■
Auto Keystone
Automatically adjusts a distorted image from a trapezoid
shape to rectangular when the projector’s foot is extended or
retracted. (Not available when you’re projecting from the
ceiling or using rear projection.) Select On or Off.
■
note
Operation Lock
Disables all projector buttons (Full Lock) or all the buttons
except the P Power button (Operation Lock). You can still
operate the projector from the remote control. Changes to
this setting take effect after you restart the projector. (After
you turn off the projector, wait for the P Power light to turn
a steady orange before turning it on again.)
■
To cancel the Operation
Lock function from the
projector, press the Enter
button for about seven
seconds.
Brightness Control
Select Low lamp brightness when the projection is too bright
for the room. The Low setting also reduces electricity
consumption and fan noise. Select High to project the
maximum brightness. (Also check the Brightness setting in
the Image menu; see page 53.)
■
Volume
Adjusts the volume for the projector’s speaker.
■
Remote Receiver
Deactivates the projector’s front and/or back sensors that
detect signals from the remote control. This may be necessary
to prevent interference from bright fluorescent lights.
■
Test Pattern
Displays a test pattern to assist you in focusing and zooming
the image, and correcting the image shape. (To cancel the
displayed test pattern, press Esc.)
4. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
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Selecting Projector Setup Options
Use the Extended menu to customize the way you set up the
projector. You can configure the projector for rear and/or ceiling
projection, change the language for the menus and messages, set the
screen background color, capture and store a custom image or logo for
the startup screen.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Extended menu.
3. Press Enter. Then use the up and down arrow buttons and the
Enter button to set the following options:
■
Display
Messages: Lets you turn screen messages on or off.
Display Background: Sets the screen background to Black,
Blue, or Logo when no image signal is available.
note
Startup Screen: Enables or disables display of the startup
Logo settings cannot be
changed if the User’s Logo
Protect feature has been
turned on. See page 64.
screen when the projector is turned on.
A/V Mute: Sets the screen background to Black, Blue, or
Logo when the A/V Mute button is pressed.
■
User’s Logo
Turn on to display the image or logo you have captured
whenever the projector is turned on. See page 63 for more
information.
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■
Projection
Front: Projector is in front of the screen.
Front/Ceiling: Projector is in front of the screen, mounted
upside-down from the ceiling.
Rear: Projector is behind the screen.
Rear/Ceiling: Projector is behind the screen, mounted
upside-down from the ceiling.
To change from Front to Front/Ceiling or Rear to
Rear/Ceiling, press and hold the A/V Mute button on the
remote control for five seconds.
■
Operation
note
Direct Power On: When this feature is enabled, projection
starts as soon as you plug in the power cord. You don’t have
to press the P Power button.
Sleep Mode: When enabled, the projector turns off the lamp
if it has not received any input signals for a period of time (as
defined in the Sleep Mode Time setting).
When Direct Power On
is turned on, press the
P Power button to turn
the projector off, wait until
the P Power light turns a
steady orange, then unplug
the power cord.
Sleep Mode Time: When Sleep Mode is on, you can set the
period of time before the projector turns off automatically,
from 1 to 30 minutes.
Lens Cover Timer: This feature is enabled by default to turn
the power off automatically when the A/V Mute slide is
closed for more than 30 minutes.
High Altitude Mode: When using the projector at an
altitude above 4,921 feet (1,500 meters), turn this setting on
to ensure that the internal temperature of the projector is
regulated properly. Turn this setting off for lower elevations.
■
Standby Mode
Select Network On to allow the projector to be monitored
over a network when the projector is in standby mode (the
P Power light is orange).
■
Language
Select the language to be used for the projector menus.
4. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
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Selecting Network Settings
For information connecting the projector to a network and
monitoring the projector over a network, see “Monitoring the
Projector Over a Network” on page 89.
note
You can make changes to
many of the signal settings
on the Signal menu. See
page 54 for details.
Viewing Lamp Usage and Other
Information
Use the Info menu to view information about the display settings of
your computer and the number of hours the lamp has been used.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Info menu. You see one of the following menus:
Computer (analog RGB, digital RGB, RGB
Video/Component video)
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Video (Composite video, S-Video)
■
Lamp Hours
Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used. The
life span of the lamp ranges from about 3000 hours in High
brightness mode to about 4000 hours in Low brightness
mode. If the number shown is close to 3000 or the
information is displayed in red, make sure you have a spare
lamp handy.
■
note
The lamp usage timer
doesn’t register until you’ve
used the lamp for at least
10 hours.
Source
Displays the input source currently being projected.
■
Input Signal (computer, RGB video, and component video)
Displays the input signal setting.
■
Resolution (computer, RGB video, and component video)
Displays the input resolution.
■
Video Signal (composite and S-Video)
Displays the video signal format.
■
Refresh Rate (computer, RGB video, and component video)
Displays the refresh rate.
■
Sync Info (computer, RGB video, and component video)
Provides information that may be needed by the service
technician.
■
Status
Displays informations about projector problems. This
information may be needed if service is required.
3. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
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Using the Projector’s Security Features
To prevent unauthorized use of the projector, you can do the
following:
■
Create an identifying user logo that is displayed at startup and/or
when the A/V Mute button is pressed.
■
Assign a password to prevent the projector from being turned on,
prevent your startup screen from being changed, and lock
network settings.
■
Disable the projector’s buttons; this is useful, for example, if
you’re projecting in a classroom and you want to ensure that no
one touches the projector’s buttons while you’re using the remote
control.
■
Install an anti-theft lock.
If you create a user’s logo for the projector, you can lock the logo on so
it is displayed as the startup screen and/or AV/Mute screen.
Unauthorized users cannot turn it off or change it. This feature is
intended to discourage theft and provides a way to identify the
projector should it be stolen.
note
If you should happen to
enable the password before
you set one and you see the
prompt to enter the
password, enter the default
password 0000 to proceed.
If you assign the projector a password, a screen appears requesting the
password whenever the projector is turned on. If you enter the
password incorrectly three times in succession, the projector’s
operation is locked and you’ll need to disconnect the power cord, then
reconnect it to redisplay the password screen. If an incorrect password
is entered 30 times in a row, the projector is locked and you’ll need to
contact Epson to unlock it. See “Where To Get Help” on page 87.
If someone else will be using the projector for awhile but you want to
make sure that person returns it by a certain time, you can temporarily
disable the password for a set period. When that time has elapsed, the
password is reactivated and must be entered before the projector can
be used.
When you enable the Operation Lock feature, all of the projector’s
buttons (Full Lock) or all of the buttons except the P Power button
(Operation Lock) are disabled.
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Creating Your Own Screen Logo
You can transfer any image on your computer to the projector, and
then use it as the startup screen and/or the screen that is displayed
when you press the A/V Mute button. The image can be a company
logo, slogan, photograph, or any other image you want to use. The
projector considers this image the “User’s Logo.”
Follow these steps to capture the image and transfer it to the projector:
1. Display the image you want to use on the projector. You can use
an image from a computer or video source, such as a DVD player.
2. Press the Menu button and select the Extended menu.
note
If the User’s Logo Protect
function is ON, you see a
message that the logo cannot
be recorded. You’ll need to
disable the User’s Logo
Protect function before you
can create or change the
User’s Logo. See page 65.
3. Use the down arrow button and press Enter to select User’s
Logo.
4. When you see a message asking if you want to use the present
image as a user’s logo, select Yes and press Enter. A selection box
displays over the image.
5. Use the arrow buttons on the projector or remote control to select
the area of the image you want to use. Once you have selected the
area, press Enter.
6. When you see the message Choose this image as the User’s
Logo?, choose Yes and press Enter. If you want to change the
area selected, select No, press Enter and repeat steps 5 and 6.
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7. When you see this screen, select a zoom rate (display size), and
then press Enter.
note
The default setting for the
Startup Screen option
menu is On. If the Startup
Screen is set to Off, the
logo will not display at
startup.
If the User’s Logo Protect
function has been set to On,
the Display Background
setting cannot be changed.
You need to turn the protect
function off first. See
page 65 for details.
Once you’ve saved a user’s
logo, you cannot reset the
logo setting to its factory
default (no logo).
8. When you see the message Save image as user’s logo?, select
Yes and press Enter. Saving the logo takes a few moments. Do
not use the projector or other sources (computer, video, etc.)
while the logo is being saved. When you see the message
Completed, press Esc.
9. To display the logo as the background screen when you press the
A/V Mute button or when no image signal is available, select the
Extended menu and press Enter. Then select Display, Display
Background, and Logo and press Enter. Select A/V Mute and
Logo and press Enter.
10. When you’re finished, press Menu to exit the menus.
Setting a Password
1. Press the Freeze button on the remote control for about five
seconds until you see the Password Protect menu:
note
If a password has already
been set, you see the
Password Protect Release
screen. See “Starting the
Projector with a Password”
on page 66.
2. Select Password and press Enter.
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3. When you see the message Change the password?, select Yes
and press Enter.
4. Enter a 4-digit number using the numeric buttons on the remote
control, as shown.
The password will be displayed as ****. After you enter the last
digit, a confirmation screen appears. Enter the password again.
You see the message Password accepted.
Numeric
buttons
5. After you finish setting the password, press the Esc button to
return to the Password Protect menu.
Make a note of the password and keep it in a safe place in case you
forget it.
Turning On the Password and User’s Logo
1. Press the Freeze button on the remote control for about five
seconds until you see the Password Protect menu.
2. To enable the password, select Power On Protect and press
Enter. Select On then press Esc.
3. To enable your screen logo, select User’s Logo Protect and press
Enter. Select On then press Esc.
When this feature is on the logo appears whenever the projector is
turned on (if the Startup Screen is enabled in the Extended
menu; see page 58) and as the A/V Mute screen (if you selected
the Logo as the Display Background in the Extended menu).
None of the User’s Logo features can be changed when the User’s
Logo Protect function is enabled.
4. To lock the network settings in the menu system, select Network
Protect and press Enter. Select On and press Enter.
5. Press Menu to close the Password Protect menu.
If you lose the remote control, you will not be able to enter the
password, so keep the remote control in a safe place at all times.
You can attach the password protect sticker to the projector as an
additional theft deterrent.
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Starting the Projector with a Password
When the password function is enabled, you see this screen when you
turn on the projector:
Use the numeric buttons on the remote control to enter the password.
Once you have entered the password correctly, the password screen
closes, and projection begins.
If the password is not correct, you see the message Wrong password.
Please try again. If you enter an incorrect password three times in
succession, you see the message The projector’s operation will be
locked. Request code xxxxx and the projector switches to standby
mode for approximately 5 minutes. Write down the request code.
Then disconnect the projector’s power cord from the electrical outlet,
reconnect it, and turn the projector back on.
When you see the Password Protect Release screen again, you can try
to enter the correct password.
If you enter an incorrect password 30 times in succession, the
projector remains locked and you must contact Epson for service.
If you have forgotten the password, contact Epson with the request
code number that appears in the Password Protect Release screen for
assistance. See “Where To Get Help” on page 87.
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Disabling the Projector’s Buttons
You can use the Operation Lock function to disable all the projector’s
buttons, or all the buttons except for the P Power button.
note
To cancel Operation Lock,
press the projector’s Enter
button for 7 seconds.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Settings menu and press Enter.
3. Use the up and down arrow buttons to select Operation Lock
and press the Enter button.
4. Select Full Lock to disable all the buttons, or Operation Lock to
disable all except the P Power button. Then press Enter.
5. Select Yes and press Enter to confirm the setting.
6. Press the Menu button.
Installing Security Locks
You can install two different types of security locks on the projector:
■
You can use the security slot on the base of the projector to install
a Kensington Microsaver Security System. See page 13.
■
You can use a wire lock to secure the projector to a room fixture
or heavy furniture, as shown below:
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Restoring the Default Settings
note
The Computer Input (1 and
2), User’s Logo, Network
menu settings, Lamp Hours,
and Language settings do
not return to their defaults
when you select Reset All.
To reset the computer
inputs, use the Reset option
on the Signal menu; see
page 54 for details. To reset
the network settings, use the
Reset option on the
Network menu; see page 60
for details. To reset the
Language settings, use the
Reset option on the
Extended menu; see page 58
for details.
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The Reset menu lets you return most projector menu settings to their
default values. It also lets you reset the lamp hours to their initial
default value; see page 75 for instructions on resetting the lamp timer.
To reset most projector menu settings, select Reset All and press the
Enter button to display the confirmation screen. Select Yes to reset all
the default settings or No to cancel.
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5
Maintenance and
Transportation
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warning
Before you clean any part of
the projector, turn it off and
unplug the power cord.
Never open any cover on the
projector, except the lamp
and filter covers. Dangerous
electrical voltages in the
projector can injure you
severely. Do not try to service
this product yourself, except
as specifically explained in
this User’s Guide. Refer all
other servicing to qualified
service personnel.
our projector needs little maintenance. All you need to do on a
regular basis is keep the lens clean. Any dirt or smears on the lens may
show up on your projected image.
You may need to clean the air filter and air vents. A clogged air filter
or air vent can block ventilation needed to cool the projector and
cause overheating.
The only parts you should replace are the lamp and air filter. If any
other part needs replacing, contact your dealer or a qualified servicer.
This chapter covers the following:
■
Cleaning the lens
■
Cleaning the projector case
■
Cleaning and replacing the air filter
■
Replacing the lamp
■
Resetting the lamp timer
■
Transporting the projector
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Cleaning the Lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
caution
■
Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
■
To remove dirt or smears on the lens, use lens-cleaning paper. If
necessary, moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and gently wipe
the lens surface.
Do not use glass cleaner to
clean the lens.
Cleaning the Projector Case
Before you clean the case, first turn off the projector and unplug the
power cord.
■
To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free
cloth.
■
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water
and a mild detergent. Then wipe the case.
■
Do not use wax, alcohol, benzene, paint thinner, or other
chemical detergents. These can damage the case.
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter
Your projector includes an air filter to ensure the best performance. If
dust collects on the air filter or vent on the bottom of the projector,
clean them as described below. Dust clogs prevent proper ventilation
and can cause overheating and damage the projector.
When the filter and vent are clogged, the projector displays the
message The projector is overheating. Make sure nothing is
blocking the air vent, and clean or replace the air filter.
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To clean the air filter and air vent, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the projector, allow it to cool down, and unplug the
power cord.
2. To clean the filter and vent, Epson recommends using a small
vacuum cleaner designed for computers and other office
equipment. If you don’t have one, gently clean them using a very
soft brush (such as an artist’s paintbrush).
You can remove the air filter to clean both sides.
Vent
Air filter
If the dirt is difficult to remove or if the filter is torn, replace it.
Contact your dealer or call Epson at (800) 463-7766 to obtain a
new one (part number V13H134A13).
3. If you need to clean or replace the filter, slide it off, as shown.
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4. Align the new filter and slide it in until it clicks into place.
note
Air filters contain
polycarbonate, ABS resin,
and polyurethane foam.
Dispose of used air filters
according to local
regulations.
Replacing the Lamp
note
You can check to see how
many hours the lamp has
been used. See page 60.
Turn off this product when
not in use to prolong the life
of the projector.
The projection lamp typically lasts for about 3000 hours of use
(in high brightness mode) or 4000 hours (in low brightness mode). It
is time to replace the lamp when:
■
The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
■
The
■
The message Replace the Lamp appears on the screen when the
lamp comes on. To maintain projector brightness and image
quality, replace the lamp as soon as possible.
lamp light is flashing orange.
Contact your dealer or call Epson at (800) 463-7766 for a
replacement lamp. Request part number V13H010L42.
warning
Let the lamp cool before
replacing it. If the lamp
breaks, handle the shards
carefully to avoid injury.
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Follow these steps to replace the lamp:
1. Press the P Power button twice to turn off the projector. When
you hear the projector beep twice, unplug the power cord.
2. If the projector has been on, allow it to cool down for at least an
hour (or until the lamp is cool).
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3. Use the screwdriver included with the replacement lamp or a #2
Phillips-head screwdriver to loosen the screw holding the lamp
cover (the lamp cover is located on top of the projector).
4. Slide the cover out, then lift it off.
5. Use the screwdriver to loosen the two screws holding the lamp in
place. (You can’t remove the screws.)
6. Hold the lamp as shown and pull it straight out.
Don’t remove
these screws
note
The lamp(s) in this
product contain mercury.
Please consult your state and
local regulations regarding
disposal or recycling. Do not
put in the trash.
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caution
Do not touch the glass
portion of the lamp
assembly. Touching the glass
could result in premature
lamp failure.
note
Be sure to seat the lamp fully
and secure the lamp cover. If
the lamp is not properly
installed or the cover is loose,
the lamp will not turn on.
7. Gently insert the new lamp along the guide rail. If it doesn’t fit
easily, make sure it’s facing the correct way. Push the lamp down
firmly where the label PUSH appears.
8. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws.
9. Lower the lamp cover into place. (The opening should be almost
covered, and the top of the cover should be flush with the top of
the projector.) Then slide the cover closed and tighten the screw.
10. Reset the lamp timer as described in the next section.
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Resetting the Lamp Timer
note
You must reset the lamp timer after replacing the lamp to clear the
Replace the Lamp warning message. Follow these steps:
1. Connect the power cable and turn on the projector.
2. Press the Menu button on the remote control or projector and
select the Reset menu. Then press Enter.
Do not reset the lamp timer if
you have not replaced the
lamp. If you do, the Lamp
Hours will not accurately
reflect the number of hours
that the lamp has been used.
3. Select Reset Lamp Hours and press Enter. You see a
confirmation screen.
4. Select Yes and press Enter.
5. Press Esc to return to the main menu or the Menu button to exit
the menu system.
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Transporting the Projector
The projector contains many glass and precision parts. If you need to
transport it, please follow these packing guidelines to prevent damage
to the projector:
■
When shipping the projector for repairs, use the original
packaging material if possible. If you do not have the original
packaging, use equivalent materials, placing plenty of cushioning
around the projector.
■
When transporting the projector as freight or checked luggage,
first put it in a carrying case, then pack it in a firm box, using
cushioning around the case.
■
When you are hand-carrying the projector, be sure to use a
carrying case.
note
Epson shall not be liable for
any damage incurred during
transportation.
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6
Solving Problems
This chapter helps you solve problems with your projector, and tells
you how to contact technical support for problems you can’t solve
yourself. This chapter explains the following:
■
Using the projector’s on-screen help system
■
What to do when the projector’s status lights flash
■
Solving problems with the image or sound
■
Solving password problems
■
Solving problems with the remote control
■
Solving problems monitoring the projector over a network
■
Contacting technical support
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Using On-Screen Help
If the image doesn’t look right or your audio isn’t working, you can
get help by pressing the ? Help button on the projector or remote
control.
1. Press the ? Help button on the remote control or projector. You
see the Help menu.
2. Use the up and down arrow buttons on the projector or remote
control to highlight the problem you want to solve. Then press
the Enter button to view the solution(s).
3. Press Esc to view another topic or press ? Help to exit.
If none of the suggestions solves your problem, see additional
solutions to problems in the following sections.
What To Do When the Lights Flash
The lights on top of the projector indicate the projector’s status and
let you know when a problem occurs.
Power light
Lamp light
Temperature
light
If the projector is not working correctly, first turn it off and unplug it.
Then plug the power cord back in and turn on the projector. If this
does not solve the problem, check the status lights on top of the
projector and try the solutions recommended in the following table.
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Power
light
Lamp
light
Temperature
light
Description
Green
Off
Off
The projector is operating normally.
Flashing
green
Off
Off
The projector is warming up. Wait for the image to appear.
Orange
Off
Off
The projector is in standby or sleep mode. You can unplug
it or press the P Power button to turn it on.
Flashing
orange
Off
Off
The projector is shutting down. Wait for the light to stop
flashing and remain orange before unplugging it.
Red
Off
Flashing
orange
The projector is too hot. Make sure the temperature
surrounding the projector does not exceed 95 °F (35 °C)
and there is plenty of space around and under the projector
for ventilation. Clean the air filter and air vents, if
necessary. See page 70 for instructions.
Red
Off
Red
The projector has overheated and turned itself off. Let it
cool for about five minutes, then turn it back on. Make sure
there is plenty of space around and under the projector for
ventilation. If you are using the projector at an altitude
above 4921 ft (1500 m), turn on High Altitude Mode as the
Operation setting in the Extended menu; see page 58. Also
clean the air filter and air vents; see page 70. If it continues
to overheat, you may need to replace the air filter.
Red
Flashing
red
Off
The lamp is burned out, broken, or not installed correctly;
or the lamp cover is open. Close the cover or replace or
reseat the lamp, if necessary, as described on page 72.
Also clean the air filter and air vents; see page 70. If these
suggestions don’t work, contact Epson.
Orange
Flashing
orange
Off
Replace the lamp with a new one as soon as possible; see
page 72 for instructions. If you continue to use the lamp,
there is a risk it may break.
Red
Off
Flashing red
There is a problem with the fan or a sensor. Clean the air
filter and air vents; see page 70.
If this does not solve the problem, turn the projector off
and unplug it. Contact Epson for help; see page 87.
Red
Red
Red
There is an internal error in the projector. Turn the projector
off and unplug it. Contact Epson for help; see page 87.
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Solving Problems with the Image or
Sound
No image appears on the screen.
■
Check that the P Power light is green, not flashing, and the
A/V Mute slide is open. Also press the A/V Mute button on the
remote control to see if the picture was turned off temporarily.
■
If the projector doesn’t turn on, the Operation Lock may be
enabled. Press and hold the Enter button on the projector for
7 seconds to release the lock.
■
The projector may be in standby or sleep mode. If the projector
has not received any signal for 30 minutes, it turns off the lamp to
conserve the lamp life and save energy. If the P Power light is
orange, press the P Power button to turn on the projector.
The attached computer may also be in sleep mode or displaying a
black screen saver. Try pressing a key on the computer.
■
If the power was switched off and then on again, wait until the
P Power light stops flashing and remains orange. Then press the
P Power button again.
■
Check the Video Signal, Computer1 Input, or Computer2
Input setting in the Signal menu to make sure it is correct for the
selected source. See page 54 for more information.
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■
Messages may have been turned off in the Display setting of the
Extended menu. See page 58 for details.
■
Adjust the Brightness setting on the Image menu (see page 53)
or select High for the Brightness Control setting in the Settings
menu (see page 57).
■
With Direct Power On enabled in the Operation setting of the
Extended menu, if you unplug the projector and then plug it right
back in, you must press the P Power button to turn on the
projector. See page 58 for details.
■
Make sure at least one of the projector’s remote receivers are
turned on in the Settings menu. See page 56 for details.
Nothing appears on the external monitor.
■
Make sure the VGA computer cable is connected to your
computer’s video port and the projector’s Computer1 port.
■
Make sure the cable from your monitor is connected to the
projector’s Monitor Out port.
You see a blue screen with the message No Signal displayed.
■
Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described in
Chapter 1.
■
Make sure the power to your computer or video source is
turned on.
■
If you’ve connected a computer and one or more video sources,
you may need to press the Source Search button on the
projector or the remote control to select the correct source. Allow
a few seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing the
button.
■
If you’ve connected a laptop computer, make sure it’s set to
display on an external monitor. See page 36.
The message Not Supported is displayed.
■
Make sure your computer’s resolution doesn’t exceed UXGA and
the frequency is supported by the projector. See page 105. If
necessary, change your computer’s resolution setting as described
on page 82.
■
Make sure the correct Video Signal is selected in the Signal
menu. See page 56. It should normally be set to Auto.
The buttons on the projector don’t work.
The Operation Lock may be enabled. Press and hold the Enter button
on the projector for 7 seconds to release the lock.
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Only part of the computer image is displayed.
■
If you’re projecting from a computer or RGB video device, press
the Enter/Auto button on the remote control. If this doesn’t
work, you may need to adjust the Position setting in the Signal
menu. See page 55 for more information.
■
If you’ve enlarged part of the image using the E-Zoom button on
the remote control, press the Esc button to cancel zooming and
return to full display.
■
Try pressing the Aspect button on the remote control to select a
different aspect ratio (4:3, 16:9, or another available setting).
■
Make sure your computer’s resolution setting is correct and dual
display is not activated. Ideally, it should be 1024 × 768 to match
the projector’s native resolution. If this option isn’t available,
select another compatible video format. See page 105.
■
■
Windows:
Right-click the desktop, select Properties, click the Settings
tab, and select a different resolution.
■
Macintosh OS X:
On the Apple menu, choose System Preferences, then
click Display or Displays. Select a different resolution.
You also may need to modify existing presentation files if you
created them for a different resolution. See your software
documentation for specific information.
The image isn’t rectangular, but trapezoid-shaped.
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Make sure the projector isn’t placed off to one side of the screen,
at an angle, or the image won’t be rectangular. Place it directly in
front of the center of the screen, facing the screen squarely.
■
If you’ve tilted the projector upward, the image will be broader at
the top. Turn on Auto Keystone as described on page 56 or hold
down the
or
buttons on top of the projector until the
image is rectangular.
The image contains static or noise.
■
If you’re using a computer cable longer than 6 feet (2 meters), or
an extension cable, the image quality may be reduced.
■
Keep your computer and video cables separated from the power
cord as much as possible to prevent interference.
■
The video signal may be split between the computer and the
projector. If you notice a decline in the projected image quality
when the image is displayed simultaneously on your laptop
computer and the projector, turn off the laptop’s LCD display.
■
If you’re projecting from a composite or S-Video source, check
the Video Signal setting in the Signal menu. In most cases, leave
it set at Auto. If you’re using a 60-Hz PAL video source, change
this setting to PAL60. See page 56 for details.
■
Make sure the cables are securely connected at both ends.
■
Select the correct resolution; see “Compatible Video Formats” on
page 104.
■
If you’re projecting from a computer, press the Enter/Auto
button on the remote control or the Enter button on the
projector to adjust tracking and sync automatically. If that doesn’t
work, try adjusting the Sync and Tracking settings in the Signal
menu. See page 55.
The image is blurry.
■
Adjust the focus using the focus ring. See page 38.
■
Try cleaning the lens as described on page 70.
■
Make sure the lens is not fogged by condensation. You may need
to wait before using the projector after moving it from a cold
environment.
■
Make sure the projection distance is within the range described on
page 16.
■
Adjust the Sharpness setting on the Image menu (see page 54).
You should be able to see the effect on the screen immediately.
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You see vertical stripes or the image still looks blurry after
trying the solutions in the previous section.
■
If you’re projecting from a computer and displaying an image that
contains a lot of fine detail, you may notice one or more vertical
stripes or bands, or some of the characters may look heavy or
blurred. Press the Enter/Auto button on the remote control to
automatically reset the projector’s tracking and sync settings.
■
If necessary, you can manually adjust the Tracking and Sync
settings on the Signal menu as described on page 55.
To help you adjust these settings, fill the screen with a detailed
image, such as a desktop background pattern or black text on a
white background. Adjust the Tracking setting to eliminate
vertical stripes; adjust the Sync setting to increase the sharpness.
The colors of the image are not right.
note
Because of the different
technologies used, your
projected image may not
exactly match the colors on
your laptop or computer
monitor.
■
Try selecting a different Color Mode. See page 53 for
instructions.
■
If you’re displaying video, adjust the Color Saturation and Tint
settings on the Image menu. See page 53 for instructions.
■
Adjust the Brightness, Contrast, and Color Adjustment
settings on the Image menu. See page 53.
■
Make sure the input signal setting on the Signal menu matches
the signal from the connected device. See page 54 for details.
If the image is too purple and you’ve connected a computer or
RGB video device to the Computer1 or Computer2 port, select
Computer as the input source. If you’ve connected a component
video device to one of these ports, select Component Video.
If you’re projecting from a composite video or S-Video source,
select the correct Video Signal is selected on the Signal menu.
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■
Check your computer display settings to correct the color balance.
■
If the image seems dark, the lamp may be nearing time for
replacement. Check the lamp hours as described on page 60 and
replace it, if necessary, as described on page 72.
There is no sound.
■
Press the
button on the projector or the Vol+ button on the
remote control to turn up the volume.
■
If you’ve turned off the picture and sound, press the A/V Mute
button on the remote control to turn them on again.
■
If you’re using a DVD player or other video source, make sure its
volume is not turned all the way down or muted. Also, make sure
the cables are connected correctly, as described in Chapter 1.
■
Make sure the audio cable is connected to the correct audio port.
See page 22 or page 29.
■
If your presentation includes computer audio, make sure the
volume control on your computer is not turned all the way down
or muted. Make sure the audio cable is securely connected to both
the projector and your computer. See page 22.
■
The wrong source may be selected. Press the Source Search
button on the projector or the remote control.
Solving Password Problems
You have forgotten the password.
■
Write down the request code that appears in the Password Protect
Release screen and contact Epson. See page 87.
■
If you turned on the password protect feature before setting the
password and no password was set before, try using the default
password: 0000.
The remote control is not available.
You must have the remote control to enter the password. You can
purchase a replacement remote control from Epson. See page 88.
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Solving Problems with the Remote
Control
The projector doesn’t respond to remote control commands.
■
Make sure you are within 20 feet of the projector, and within
range of the projector’s front or back sensor (approximately 30° to
the left or right and 15° above or below).
■
If a button on the remote control is held for more than 30
seconds, the remote enter sleep mode. Press another button for
normal operation.
■
The remote control batteries may not be installed correctly or may
be low on power. Replace the batteries as described on page 48.
■
Dim the room lights and turn off any fluorescent lights. Make
sure the projector is not in direct sunlight. Strong lighting,
especially fluorescent lights, may affect the projector’s infrared
receivers. If you still have trouble using the remote control, disable
one of the remote receivers using the Settings menu to block
interference from bright light. See page 56 for details.
■
Turn off any nearby equipment that emits infrared energy, such
as a radiant room heater.
You have lost the remote control.
You need the remote control to access many projector features. If you
have lost it, you can order another from Epson. See page 88 for
details.
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Solving Network Problems
You don’t see your projector in the EMP Monitor window.
■
Make sure that you’ve connected the projector to the network and
configured it correctly; see page 91. Also, make sure you’ve
registered the projector with EMP Monitor; see page 95.
■
Make sure that Standby Mode in the projector’s Extended menu
is set to Network On; see page 58.
■
If the computer you are using is running Windows XP or 2000,
you must be logged in as the Administrator.
■
Try restarting your computer.
You don’t receive an e-mail over the network when a
projector problem occurs.
■
Make sure that Standby Mode in the projector’s Extended menu
is set to Network On; see page 58.
■
Make sure that you’ve connected the projector to the network and
configured it correctly; see page 91.
■
Make sure you set up projector e-mail alerts correctly in the
Network menu (see page 93) or in EMP Monitor (see page 98).
Where To Get Help
Epson provides these technical support services:
Internet Support
Visit Epson’s support website for solutions to common problems with
the PowerLite 822p or PowerLite 83c. You can download utilities
and documentation, get FAQs and troubleshooting advice, or e-mail
Epson with your questions.
Visit Presenters Online to access tips, templates, and training for
developing successful presentations.
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Speak to a Support Representative
To use the Epson PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661
and enter the PIN on the included Epson PrivateLine Support card.
This is the fastest way of speaking to a live representative, and it’s free.
This service is available 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through
Friday, for the duration of your warranty period.
You may also speak with a projector support specialist by dialing one
of these numbers:
■
U.S.: (562) 276-4394, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
■
Canada: (905) 709-3839, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
■
Product name (PowerLite 822p or PowerLite 83c)
■
Product serial number (located on the bottom of the projector)
■
Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
■
Computer or video configuration
■
Description of the problem
note
Purchase Supplies and Accessories
To purchase a replacement
remote control, call
(562) 276-4394 (U.S.) or
(905) 709-3839 (for dealer
referral in Canada).
You can purchase screens, carrying cases, or other accessories from an
Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call
800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
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7
Monitoring the Projector
Over a Network
T
he software included with your projector lets you monitor and
control your projector over a network.
■
Use EMP Monitor (available for Windows only) to see your
projector’s status, switch image sources, and control basic settings.
■
Use the mail notification function to receive e-mail alerts about
possible problems.
To use the software to manage your projectors, first install EMP
Monitor. Then connect and configure the projector you want to
monitor as described here.
This chapter covers the following information:
■
Installing the network software
■
Connecting your projector to a network
■
Selecting network settings
■
Monitoring and controlling your projector with EMP Monitor
■
Using a browser to monitor the projector
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Installing the Network Software
The network software CD-ROM includes the software you need to
monitor the projector from a remote location. The Epson Projector
Software CD-ROM includes EMP Monitor for monitoring the
projector from a remote location.
Windows System Requirements
Before you install the software, make sure your computer meets these
requirements:
■
Microsoft Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 (SP4), or Windows XP
■
IBM® compatible PC with at least a Pentium® III 1.2 GHz
processor
■
At least 256MB of RAM (512 recommended)
■
At least 128MB of free hard disk space
■
XGA (1024 × 768) or better display adapter and monitor, 16-bit
color or higher
Installing the Software on a Windows System
1. Insert the network software CD-ROM in your computer’s
CD-ROM or DVD drive.
2. Click Custom, then make sure EMP Monitor is selected.
3. Click Install, then follow the on-screen instructions to install
your projector software.
4. When installation is complete, click Exit.
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Connecting to the Network
Follow these steps to connect the projector to your network and
configure it with an IP address.
1. Connect the projector to your network using a commercially
available 100BaseTX or 10BaseT network cable. Connect the
cable to the LAN port on the projector.
2. Press the projector’s P Power button to turn it on.
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Selecting Network Settings
Follow the instructions in this section to set up the projector’s
network settings in the menu system.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Network menu.
3. Press Enter. Then use the up and down arrow buttons and the
Enter button to set the following options:
■
Wired LAN
If your network assigns addresses automatically, turn on the
DHCP setting.
If your network does not assign addresses automatically, turn
off DHCP and enter the projector’s IP Address, Subnet
Mask, and Gateway Address as needed.
To enter numbers, use the numeric buttons on the remote
control.
■
PJLink Password
Lets you enter a password for using the PJLink™ protocol to
control the projector.
■
Web Control Password
Lets you enter a password for accessing the projector over the
web from a computer running the EMP Monitor software.
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■
SNMP
If you’re a network administrator, you can use the SNMP
option to enter a trap IP address. This lets you receive trap
alerts for the projector on a computer running the SNMP
Manager software.
■
Mail
When enabled, the projector sends you an e-mail alert if it has
any problems. For instructions on setting up e-mail alerts, see
the next section.
■
Projector Name
Enter a name for identifying the projector over the network.
Using Projector E-mail Alerts
When this feature is enabled, the projector sends you an e-mail alert if
it has any problems.
1. Press the Menu button, select the Network menu, and press
Enter.
2. Select Mail and press Enter.
note
You can also set e-mail alerts
from EMP Monitor (see
page 98).
3. Select the following settings as necessary:
■
■
Mail Notification
Select On to enable sending of an e-mail if there is a problem
with the projector.
note
SMTP Server
If a critical problem develops
with a projector which
causes it to suddenly stop
working, it may not be
possible for the projector to
send a message.
Enter the IP address for the SMTP server for the projector.
You can enter a number from 0 to 255 in each field of the
address.
■
Port Number
Enter the SMTP server’s port number. The default value is
25. You can enter a numeric value from 1 to 65535.
■
Destination Address 1/2/3
Choose one of the Destination Address fields, then enter
the e-mail address where you want to receive a message when
a problem occurs.
If Standby Mode is set to
Network On in the
Extended menu, the
projector can still be
monitored even if the
projector is in standby mode
(when the power is off).
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4. When you’re done, press Menu to exit the menu system.
When a problem occurs, an e-mail message is sent to the specified
addresses with the subject line EPSON Projector and the following
information:
■
Line 1: The name of the projector where the problem has
occurred
■
Line 2: The IP address of the projector where the problem has
occurred
■
Line 3: Details of the problem
Using EMP Monitor
note
If you want to monitor the
projector while it is in
standby mode, select
Standby Mode in the
Extended menu, then select
Network On. See page 58.
EMP Monitor lets you use a remote computer to manage your
projectors. It lets you easily turn the projector on or off, switch image
sources, and check its status.
Before using EMP Monitor, make sure you’ve installed the software
(available for Windows only) as described on page 90. The computer
you’re using to monitor the projector should already be connected to
your network.
Opening and Closing EMP Monitor
To start EMP Monitor, click Start > Programs or All Programs >
EPSON Projector > EMP Monitor.
If you’ve added the program to the Startup programs folder, then it
may already be open. If so, click the icon in the system tray on the
lower-right corner of your screen to display the EMP Monitor
window:
Click here to start EMP Monitor
To close EMP Monitor, select Exit from the File menu or right-click
the program icon shown above, then select Exit.
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Registering a Projector
Before you can monitor a projector, you have to register it. Follow
these steps to automatically search for your projector.
1. Open EMP Monitor.
note
2. Select Edit > New > Projector (automatic search).
3. Click Search to locate projectors currently operating on the
network.
4. Select the projector you want to add by clicking its name, then
click the Edit button.
5. Enter a Display name, select a Parent group, if necessary, enter a
Monitor Password, if necessary, and a Description for the
projector.
If the projector is not
automatically found, your
projector may not be
connected or configured
correctly for the network. See
page 91.
To delete a projector from
the list, right-click the
projector name, and click
Delete.
6. Click the Register button.
7. Repeat steps 2 through 5 to register any additional projectors on
the network.
8. When you’re done adding the projector, click Cancel. You see a
screen with a list of all registered projectors:
Monitoring Your Projector
The EMP Monitor screen lets you monitor your projector status and
check if a problem has occurred.
For the most current status, click the Refresh button.
The following table describes the EMP Monitor status icons.
Group status icons
note
To monitor a projector
when it’s in standby mode
(plugged in but not turned
on), you must select
Network On as the
Standby Mode setting in
the projector’s Extended
menu (see page 58).
No warnings or problems in the projector group.
Warning or problem in a projector in the group.
Monitoring disabled. Right click the icon and select
Monitoring Enabled to begin monitoring the group.
For detailed status
information, right-click the
projector and click
Property.
Data is currently being updated.
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Type status icons
No warnings or problems.
Warning or problem.
Monitor Password error. No monitor password was
entered when you registered the projector, or an
incorrect password was entered.
Monitoring disabled. Right-click the icon and select
Monitoring Enabled to monitor the projector.
Data is currently being updated.
Network error (projector is not connected to the
network, the power cable is disconnected, or
Network Off is selected as the Standby Mode
setting in the Extended menu; see page 58).
Network error (Esc/VP.net communication error).
Power status icons
The projector is powered on; normal status.
The projector is powered off; normal status.
The projector is powered on; abnormal status.
The projector is powered off; abnormal status.
Temperature level status icons
The projector’s internal temperature is normal (low).
The projector’s internal temperature is normal
(medium).
The projector’s internal temperature is normal (high).
The projector’s internal temperature is high
(high-temperature warning).
The projector’s internal temperature is too high
(high-temperature error). The projector is turned off
automatically.
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Error status icons
Lamp life warning. The lamp is nearing the end of its
life.
High-temperature warning. The projector is getting
too hot but continues to operate.
Replace air filter.
No air filter. The air filter is not installed or installed
incorrectly.
Low air flow. The air filter needs to be cleaned or
replaced.
Air flow sensor error. Contact Epson as described on
page 87.
Lamp cover door open. Close the lamp cover door.
Lamp out. The lamp has reached the end of its life.
Lamp failure at power on. The lamp has reached its
end of life or is installed incorrectly.
High internal temperature error. The projector is
turned off automatically.
Internal (system) error. Contact Epson as described
on page 87.
Fan error. Contact Epson as described on .
Sensor error. Contact Epson as described on
page 87.
Other error. Contact Epson as described on page 87.
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Using E-mail Alerts
note
You can also set e-mail alerts
from the projector’s menu
system (see page 93).
You can set up e-mail alerts to warn you of problems with the
projector.
1. Open EMP Monitor.
2. From the Tool menu, select Mail notification function.
3. Turn the Mail notification function setting On.
4. Enter the IP address and port number of your network’s SMTP
(outgoing) mail server.
5. Enter the Sender (projector) mail address.
6. Enter up to three e-mail addresses to send alerts to in the
Recipient mail address boxes.
7. Click the Notification event buttons to select the conditions
under which an e-mail alert will be sent.
8. When you’re done, click the OK button.
note
If a projector develops a
critical problem, it may not
be possible for it to report the
error.
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If a projector experiences a problem, EMP Monitor sends an e-mail
message to each of the addresses you entered in the Set mail
notification function window. The subject line and body of the
message includes the projector’s name and the warning or error
(similar to the those listed on page 95).
When the problem has been fixed, EMP Monitor sends a message
indicating the problem has been resolved.
Monitoring the Projector Over a Network
Using a Browser to Monitor the
Projector
If your projector is connected to a network, you can use a standard
web browser to monitor and control it. When using a browser to
access the projector, you cannot connect through a proxy server.
1. Make sure that the projector is connected to your network, as
described on page 91.
2. Follow the instructions on page 58 to set Standby Mode to
Network On in the Extended menu so you can monitor the
projector in standby mode.
3. Open your web browser and enter the IP address of the projector
you want to monitor in the browser window.
If you’re not sure what the address of the projector is, turn the
projector on and select Wired LAN from the Network menu to
display the IP address of the projector. See page 92.
You see a login screen.
4. Do one of the following:
■
If you didn’t set a Web Control Password in the Network
menu, click OK.
■
If you set a Web Control password in the Network menu,
enter it in the Password box, then click OK.
You see a screen displaying the settings you can change.
5. Select one of the menu options, then change any settings as
needed. These settings correspond to those found in the
projector’s menu system. See page 50 for details.
You cannot change the User’s Logo, High Altitude Mode, and
Language settings in the Extended menu or select the Reset All and
Reset Lamp Hours in the Reset menu
Use the controls at the bottom of the screen to choose a source, stop
the action, turn off the picture and sound, or turn the projector’s
power on or off.
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A
Technical Specifications
General
Type of display
Poly-silicon TFT active matrix
PowerLite 822p: with MLA
PowerLite 83c: without MLA
Lens
F=1.6 to 1.74, 18.4 to 22.12 mm
Resolution
1024 × 768 pixels (XGA)
Color reproduction
Full color, 16.77 million colors
Brightness (ANSI)
PowerLite 822p
Brightness (ANSI)
PowerLite 83c
2600 lumens (High brightness mode)
2080 lumens (Low brightness mode)
2200 lumens (High brightness mode)
1760 lumens (Low brightness mode)
Contrast ratio
400:1
Image size
30 to 300 inches (0.8 to 7.6 meters)
Projection distance
2.7 to 34 feet (0.9 to 10.4 meters)
Projection methods
Front, rear, ceiling
Focus adjustment
Manual
Zoom adjustment
Manual
Internal sound system
7 W monaural
Optical aspect ratio
4:3 (horizontal:vertical)
Zoom ratio
1:1.2
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Noise level
note
Lamp life results will vary
depending upon mode
selected, environmental
conditions and usage. Lamp
brightness decreases over
time.
Keystone correction
angle
35 dB (High brightness mode)
28 dB (Low brightness mode)
±
30° vertical (maximum)
Projection Lamp
Power consumption
170 W UHE
Lamp life
About 3000 hours (High brightness);
4000 hours (Low brightness)
Remote Control
Range
20 feet (6 meters)
Batteries (2)
Alkaline AA
Dimensions
Height (including feet) 4.3 inches (108 mm)
Width
12.9 inches (327 mm)
Depth
9.6 inches (245 mm)
Weight
6.4 lb (2.9 kg)
Electrical
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Technical Specifications
Rated frequency
50/60 Hz
Power supply
100 to 120 VAC, 2.8 A
200 to 240 VAC, 1.2 A
Power consumption
Operating: 248 W
Standby: 4.1 W (network off)
5 W (network on)
Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
Storage: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C)
Humidity
Operating: 20 to 80% RH,
non-condensing
Storage: 10 to 90% RH,
non-condensing
Altitude
Up to 4,900 feet (1,500 m)
Up to 7,500 feet (2,286 m) with High
Altitude Mode enabled; see page 58
Safety and Approvals
United States
FCC Part15B Class B (DoC)
UL60950-1
Canada
ICES-003 Class B
CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
Pixelworks™ DNX™ ICs are used in this
projector.
Technical Specifications 103
Compatible Video Formats
You can use any of the following video sources: VCR, DVD player,
camcorder, digital camera, or gaming console. The projector supports
composite video, S-Video, component video, and RGB video, and it
automatically senses the video format (HDTV, SDTV, NTSC, PAL,
or SECAM).
The projector supports these international video standards:
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Technical Specifications
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
NTSC
NTSC 4:3
PAL
M-PAL
N-PAL
PAL60
SECAM
60
60
50
60
50
60
50
TV525i
TV625i
SDTV (480p and 480i)
SDTV (576p and 576i)
HDTV720p
HDTV720p
HDTV1080i
HDTV1080i
60
50
60
50
60
50
60
50
Compatible Computer Display Formats
You can connect the projector to a wide range of computers, including
PCs and notebooks, Apple Macintosh, PowerPC and Intel Core
Macintosh computers, PowerBook computers, many iMac and iBook
series systems, and high-end workstations such as the Sun®
SPARCstation.™
Although images are displayed at the projector’s native resolution of
1024 × 768 pixels, Epson’s patented SizeWise chip supports computer
display formats ranging from VGA through UXGA.
To project images output from a computer, the computer’s external
monitor signal must be set at a refresh rate (vertical frequency) that’s
compatible with the projector; see the following table for compatible
formats. For best results, the computer’s resolution should be set to
match the projector’s native resolution (1024 × 768). If this resolution
isn’t available, select one of the other compatible formats:
■
Windows:
Right-click the desktop, select Properties, click the Settings tab,
and select a compatible resolution. (For a notebook displaying
through an external monitor port, you’ll need to click the
Advanced button on the Settings tab, then adjust the resolution
of the external monitor.)
■
Macintosh OS X:
From the Apple menu, select System Preferences, then click
Displays. Make sure the VGA Display or Color LCD dialog box
is selected, then click the Display tab and select a compatible
resolution.
You may need to modify existing presentation files if you created them
for a different resolution. See your software documentation for details.
Technical Specifications 105
The projector supports these monitor display formats:
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Technical Specifications
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
VGA EGA
70
640 × 350
VGA—60
VESA—72
VESA—75
VESA—85
VGA—120
60
72
75
85
120
640 × 480
640 × 480
640 × 480
640 × 480
640 × 480
SVGA—56
SVGA—60
SVGA—72
SVGA—75
SVGA—85
SVGA—120
56
60
72
75
85
120
800 × 600
800 × 600
800 × 600
800 × 600
800 × 600
800 × 600
XGA—60
XGA—70
XGA—75
XGA—85
XGA—120
60
70
75
85
120
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
SXGA1—70
SXGA1—75
SXGA1—85
SXGA1—100
70
75
85
120
1152 × 864
1152 × 864
1152 × 864
1024 × 768
SXGA2—60
SXGA2—75
SXGA2—85
60
75
85
1280 × 960
1280 × 960
1280 × 960
SXGA3—60
SXGA3—75
SXGA3—85
60
75
85
1280 × 1024
1280 × 1024
1280 × 1024
SXGA+—60
SXGA+—75
SXGA+—85
60
75
85
1400 × 1024
1400 × 1024
1400 × 1024
UXGA—60
60
1600 × 1200
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
iMAC VGA
iMAC SVGA
iMAC XGA
MAC13
MAC16
MAC19—60
MAC19
MAC21
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95
75
67
75
59
75
75
640 × 480
800 × 600
1024 × 768
640 × 480
832 × 624
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1152 × 870
SDTV 480i
SDTV (576i)
SDTV (480p)
SDTV (576p)
60
50
60
50
720 × 480
720 × 576
720 × 480
720 × 576
HDTV (720p)
HDTV (1080i)
50/60
50/60
1280 × 720
1920 × 1080
Technical Specifications 107
108
Technical Specifications
B
Notices
This chapter includes safety instructions and other important information
about your Epson PowerLite projector.
Important Safety Instructions
Follow these safety instructions when setting up and using the projector:
■
Do not place the projector on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
■
Do not use the projector near water or sources of heat.
■
Use the type of power source indicated on the projector. If you are not
sure of the power available, consult your dealer or power company.
■
Place the projector near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily
unplugged.
■
Insert the projector’s two-prong plug into a properly grounded outlet.
Do not hold the plug with wet hands.
■
Take the following precautions for the plug. Failure to comply with
these precautions could result in sparks or fire: Do not insert the plug
into an outlet with dust present. Insert the plug firmly into the outlet.
■
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience
receptacles. This can cause fire or electric shock.
■
Do not place the projector where the cord can be walked on. This may
result in fraying or damage to the plug.
■
Unplug the projector from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use a damp
cloth for cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
■
Do not block the slots and openings in the projector case. They provide
ventilation and prevent the projector from overheating. Do not operate
the projector on a sofa, rug, or other soft surface, or in a closed-in
cabinet unless proper ventilation is provided.
■
Never push objects of any kind through the cabinet slots. Never spill
liquid of any kind into the projector.
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■
Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to
service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.
Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages and
other hazards.
■
Unplug the projector from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions: When the power cord
or plug is damaged or frayed. If liquid has been spilled into the
projector, or if it has been exposed to rain or water. If it does not operate
normally when you follow the operating instructions, or if it exhibits a
distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service. If it has
been dropped or the housing has been damaged.
■
The lamp(s) in this product contain mercury. Please consult your
state and local regulations regarding disposal or recycling. Do not put
in the trash.
■
Unplug the projector during lightning storms or when it will not be used
for extended periods.
■
Do not place the projector and/or remote control on top of
heat-producing equipment or in a hot location.
■
If you use the projector in a country other than where you purchased it,
use the correct power cord for that country.
■
Do not stand on the projector or place heavy objects on it.
■
Do not use the projector outside of the required temperature range of
41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C). Doing so may cause an unstable display and
could lead to projector damage.
■
Do not store the projector outside of the required temperature range of
14 to 140 °F (−10 to 60 °C) or in direct sunlight for long periods of
time. Doing so may cause damage to the case.
WARNING: The cords included with this product contain chemicals,
including lead, known to the State of California to cause birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. (provided in accordance
with Proposition 65 in Cal. Health & Safety Code § 25249.5 et seq).
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Notices
FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this
equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification or Declaration of this device
and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the
FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use
a shielded equipment interface cable with this device. If this equipment has
more than one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused
interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
Notices 111
112
Notices
Index
A
C
A/V cable, 24 to 25
A/V Mute, 46, 58, 63 to 64, 80, 85
Accessories, 13, 88
Adapter, Macintosh, 19
Air filter
cleaning and replacing, 70 to 72
purchasing, 13
Altitude, 59, 103
Anti-theft device, 13
Aspect button, 47
Aspect ratio, 47, 56, 101
Aspect setting, 56
Audio
adjusting volume, 41, 57
cable, 22, 85
connecting laptop, 22
problems, troubleshooting, 85
turning off, 46
Auto button, 41, 55
Auto Keystone correction, 17, 40, 50, 57
Auto Setup setting, 41, 55
Cables, 10 to 13, 88
Camcorder, connecting to, 24 to 31
Carrying case, optional, 76
Ceiling
mount, 13, 17
projection, 17, 59
Cleaning
air filter and vents, 70 to 72
lens, 70
projector case, 70
Color
adjusting, 45, 52 to 54
problems, 84
specifications, 101
Color Adjustment setting, 54
Color Mode, 45, 53
Color Saturation setting, 53
Component-to-VGA video cable, 12 to 13, 24,
28
Composite video cable, 24 to 25
Computer
cable, 10, 18 to 20
connecting to projector, 18 to 22
source, selecting, 19, 20, 36, 44, 55
support, 7
supported display formats, 105 to 107
Computer/Component Video ports, 19 to 20,
27, 44
Connecting projector
to a computer, 18 to 22
to a game console, 24 to 31
to a video source, 24 to 31
to external monitor, 21
to speakers, 23, 31
Contrast, 101
Contrast setting, 53, 84
B
Background Color setting, 58, 65
Banding in image, 84
Batteries, replacing, 48
Blackboard color mode, 45, 53
Blank screen, 36 to 37, 80 to 81
Blue background, 58
Blurry image, 83
Brightness, 72, 101
Brightness Control setting, 40, 80
Brightness setting, 40, 53, 80, 84
Browser, monitoring projector with, 99
Buttons, disabling projector, 57, 67
Index 113
D
G
Default password, 62
Default settings, restoring, 68
Digital camera, connecting to, 24 to 31
Dimensions, 102
Direct Power On setting, 59
Distance from projector to screen, 16, 101
Documentation, using, 9
DVD player, connecting to, 24 to 31
Game color mode, 45, 53
Game console, connecting to, 24 to 31
E
E-mail alerts, 93 to 94, 98
EMP Monitor
monitoring the projector, 94 to 98
problems, 87
using, 94 to 98
Entering the password, 66
Environmental specifications, 103
Epson
accessories, 13, 88
Extra Care Road Service, 10
PrivateLine Support, 9, 88
Store, 88
technical support, 9, 87 to 88
Ethernet connection, 91
Extended menu, 50, 58 to 59
External monitor, connecting, 21
Extra Care Road Service, 10
E-Zoom button, 47
F
FCC compliance statement, 111
Filter, cleaning and replacing, 70 to 72
Focusing, 38
Foot release lever, 39
Freeze button, 46
Front projection, 16 to 17, 59
Front/Ceiling setting, 17, 59
Full Lock setting, 57, 67
H
Height of image, adjusting, 39
Help, 9, 87 to 88
Help system, using, 78
High Altitude Mode setting, 59, 103
High brightness, 40, 72, 80, 101
I
iBook, connecting to, 18 to 19
iMac, connecting to, 12, 18 to 20
Image
capturing and saving in projector, 63 to 64
correcting shape of, 40, 57, 82
fitting on screen, 41, 55, 56, 82
focusing, 38
freezing, 46
height, adjusting, 39
menu, 50, 52 to 54
positioning, 39, 41, 55
problems, 80 to 84
raising, 39
selecting source, 19, 20, 25, 35, 36, 44,
55 to 56
shape, correcting, 40, 57, 82
size and projection distance, 16, 101
turning off, 46
zooming, 47
Info menu, 50, 60 to 61
Input signal, selecting, 19, 20, 25 to 28, 36,
44, 55 to 56
Installing software, 90
Instant Off feature, 42
K
Kensington anti-theft device, 13
Keystone correction, 40, 57, 82, 102
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Index
L
Lamp
automatic shutoff, 42
brightness, 72, 80, 101
number of hours used, 60, 72, 75, 102
replacing, 72 to 75
specifications, 102
status light, 78 to 79
timer, resetting, 75
Language setting, 59
Laptop computer
connecting to, 18 to 20
displaying on, 36 to 37, 81
LCD panels, 7
Lens
cleaning, 70
specifications, 101
Lights, status, 78 to 79
Logo
creating, 63 to 64
displaying, 64 to 65
turning on, 58, 65
Low brightness, 40, 72, 101
M
Macintosh
adapter, 19
connecting, 18 to 20
Manuals, 9
Menus
changing settings, 51 to 52
Extended, 50, 58 to 59
Image, 50, 52 to 54
Info, 50, 60 to 61
Network, 50, 60, 92 to 94
Reset, 50, 68
Settings, 50, 56 to 57
Signal, 50, 54 to 56
User’s Logo, 63 to 64
using, 50 to 52
Messages setting, 58
Monitor, external, 21
Monitoring projector
e-mail notifications, 93 to 94, 98
EMP Monitor, 94 to 98
with browser, 99
Moving projector, 76
N
Network
connecting to, 91
managing projector remotely, 89 to 99
menu, 50, 60, 92 to 94
problems, 87
settings, 60, 92 to 94, 95
system requirements, 90
Network Protect password, 65
Noise level, 102
O
Operation Lock setting, 57, 67
Options for projector, 13, 88
P
Password
default, 62
entering, 66
logo protection, 63 to 66
Network Protect, 65
problems, 85
prompt, 35, 66
request code, 66
setting, 64 to 65
turning on, 65
Photo color mode, 45, 53
Picture source, selecting, 19, 20, 25 to 28, 36,
55 to 56
Pixelworks, 103
Position setting, 55
Positioning
image, 39, 55
projector, 16 to 17
Index 115
Power
button, 35, 42
consumption, 102
light, 35, 78 to 79
supply, 102
PowerBook, connecting to, 18 to 20
Presentation color mode, 45, 53
Presenters Online, 9
PrivateLine Support, 9, 88
Problems
color, 84
image, 80 to 84
monitoring projector, 87
network, 87
password, 85
remote control, 86
sound, 85
Projection lamp, see Lamp
Projector
accessories, 13, 88
carrying case, optional, 76
cleaning, 69 to 72
disabling buttons, 57, 67
distance from screen, 16, 101
foot, adjusting height with, 39
lamp specifications, 102
monitoring remotely, 89 to 99
password protection, 62 to 66
positioning, 16 to 17
resolution, 7, 101, 105 to 107
transporting, 76
turning off, 42
turning on, 34 to 35
unpacking, 10
viewing information about, 60 to 61
Q
Quick Setup sheet, 9
R
Raising image, 39
RCA A/V cable, 24 to 25
Rear projection, 17, 59
116
Index
Registration, 10
Remote control
problems, 86
receivers, disabling, 57, 80, 86
replacing, 13, 88
replacing batteries, 48
specifications, 102
using, 43 to 48
Remote Receiver setting, 57, 80, 86
Replacing
air filter, 70 to 72
lamp, 72 to 75
remote control, 13, 88
remote control batteries, 48
Request code, password, 66
Reset menu, 50, 68
Resolution, 7, 61, 101, 105 to 107
S
Safety
approvals, 103
instructions, 109 to 110
Screen logo, see User’s Logo
Screen, distance from projector, 16, 101
Screens, portable, 13
Setting a password, 64 to 65
Settings menu, 50, 56 to 57
Sharpness setting, 54
Signal menu, 50, 54 to 56
Sleep mode, 42, 59
Software installation, 90
Sound, see Audio
Source Search button, 19 to 20, 25 to 28,
35 to 36, 44
Speaker, specifications, 101
Speakers, connecting external, 23, 31
Specifications, technical, 101 to 107
Sports color mode, 45, 53
sRGB color mode, 45, 53
Standby Mode setting, 59, 95
Startup screen
creating, 63 to 64
displaying, 64 to 65
user’s logo, see User’s Logo
Startup Screen setting, 58
Status lights, 78 to 79
Stopping action, 46
Stripes in image, 84
Support, 9, 87 to 88
S-Video cable, 12, 13, 24
Switching picture source, 36, 44
Sync, adjusting, 55, 83 to 84
System requirements, network, 90
U
T
VCR, connecting to, 24
VGA computer cables, 10, 18 to 20
Video
display settings, 60 to 61
formats, supported, 7, 104
source, connecting to, 24 to 31
source, selecting, 25, 35 to 36, 44, 55 to 56
Video Signal setting, 56
Volume, adjusting, 41, 57
Technical support, 9, 87 to 88
Temperature
light, 78 to 79
requirements, 103
Test Pattern setting, 57
Text color mode, 45
Theatre color mode, 45, 53
Timer, lamp, 75
Tint setting, 54
Tracking, adjusting, 55, 83 to 84
Transporting projector, 76
Troubleshooting
color, 84
cut-off image, 41, 82
image quality, 83 to 84
image shape, 82
network problems, 87
no image, 80 to 81
no sound, 85
password, 85
remote control problems, 86
Turning off
audio, 46
picture, 46
projector, 42
Turning on
password, 65
projector, 34 to 35
User’s Logo, 58, 65
Typing the password, 66
Unpacking projector, 10
User’s Logo
creating, 63 to 64
displaying, 64 to 65
turning on, 58, 65
V
W
Warning lights, 78 to 79
Warranty, 10
Weight, 102
Z
Zoom ratio, 101
Zooming image, 47
Index 117