Epson PowerLite 7900pNL User`s guide

Epson PowerLite 7900p
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Getting the Most from Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using Your Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Getting More Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Registration and Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Unpacking the Projector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Additional Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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Setting Up the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Positioning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting to Video Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Connecting a Composite Video Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Connecting an S-Video Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting a Component Video Source . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting an RGB Video Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Connecting to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Connecting to the Computer Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Connecting to the BNC Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Connecting to the DVI Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Using the Macintosh Desktop Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Connecting the Cable for Remote Mouse Control . . . . 31
Connecting an External Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Playing Sound Through the Projector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Connecting Audio Equipment to the Projector . . . . . . . 33
Connecting External Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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Projecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Turning On Your Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Turning On the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Selecting the Image Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
What To Do If You See a Blank Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
The Projector and Notebook
Don’t Display the Same Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Focusing and Zooming Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Adjusting the Height of Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Adjusting the Image Shape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Correcting Computer Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Projecting Images Without a Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Making Initial Color Corrections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Adjusting Color Corrections for a New Surface . . . . . . . 49
Shutting Down the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Activating and Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Using the Navigation Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Replacing the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Controlling the Picture and Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Switching Between Picture Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Previewing Picture Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Turning Off the Picture and Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Stopping Action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Zooming Your Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Displaying a Picture-in-Picture Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Highlighting Your Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Using the Pointer Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Customizing the Pointer Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Operating Your Computer with the Remote Control . . . . . . 62
Controlling Multiple Projectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Setting the Projector ID. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Setting the Remote Control ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
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Fine-tuning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Using the Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Restoring the Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Adjusting the Image Quality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Adjusting Images from Video Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Adjusting Computer Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Adjusting the Image Size, Shape, and Position . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Adjusting the Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Adjusting the Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Customizing Projector Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Image Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Communication Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Miscellaneous Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Using the Projector’s Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Creating Your Own Screen Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Setting a Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Turning On Password Protect and
User’s Logo Protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Starting the Projector with a Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Disabling the Projector’s Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Managing the Projector
from a Remote Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Installing the Easy Management Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Connecting and Configuring the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Using EMP Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Opening and Closing EMP Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Registering a Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Monitoring Your Projectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Controlling Your Projectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Configuring the Monitoring Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
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Using EMP NetworkManager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Selecting the Projectors to Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Setting a Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Creating the E-Mail Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Understanding the Notification Messages . . . . . . . . . . . 99
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Maintaining the Projector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Cleaning the Lens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Cleaning the Projector Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Cleaning the Air Filters and Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Replacing the Lamp and Air Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Resetting the Lamp Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Transporting the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Solving Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Using On-Screen Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Checking Projector Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
What To Do When the Lights Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Viewing Lamp Usage and Other Information . . . . . . . 113
Solving Problems with the Image or Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Solving Easy Management Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Solving Problems with the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Internet Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Speak to a Support Representative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Appendix A: Projector Installation . . . . . . . . . 123
Installation Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Appendix B: Technical Specifications . . . . . . 125
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Appendix C: Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Remote Control Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
FCC Compliance Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
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Welcome
The Epson
® PowerLite®
7900p is a versatile, lightweight projector
designed to ensure that your presentations are easy and trouble-free,
whether you use it in the classroom or conference room. When space
is limited, you can project against a surface less than five and one-half
feet away. The projector’s keystone correction function automatically
corrects image distortion, and Epson’s unique Wall Shot™ function
lets you project against blackboards and colored walls without loss
of image color, regardless of ambient lighting. In addition, the
PowerLite 7900p offers outstanding image quality, with up to 4000
lumens of brightness, a resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels, and a 700:1
contrast ratio.
Your Epson PowerLite projector can be connected to three computers
at the same time, or four video sources (up to a total of five sources at
the same time). You can include an independent sound channel for
each source. A preview feature lets you see all the sources at a glance,
so you can easily switch between them.
Use the remote control to take charge of your presentation. Freeze the
action, zoom in on part of the picture, or display a picture-in-picture
video. Use the remote as a pointer, or to draw on the screen. You can
even use it in place of your computer’s mouse to control your
computer and change slides in PowerPoint.®
With the projector’s Easy Management™ system, you can use a
Windows® PC to remotely monitor and control the projector.
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To prevent unauthorized use of your PowerLite 7900p, 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 the
Operation Lock feature. For more information about security features,
see page 77.
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 notebook or other computer
If you want to connect the projector to a notebook or desktop
computer, see page 26. For additional presentation control, you
can connect the USB cable to the projector for running slide
shows, and 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, laser
disc player, digital camera, and other video sources to your
projector. See page 20 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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Including sound in your presentation
If your presentation includes sound, you can connect the audio
cable that came with your projector to use the projector’s built-in
speaker. See page 33.
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Welcome
Using Your Documentation
Your documentation includes a Quick Setup sheet, warranty
brochures, and Epson PrivateLine® Support card.
The Quick Setup sheet gives instructions for setting up your projector
and connecting it to a notebook or PowerBook® computer.
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.
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Notes contain important information about your projector.
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Tips contain additional projection hints.
Getting More Information
Need tips on giving presentations? Quick steps for setting up your
projector? Here’s where you can look for help:
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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 110 for details.
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support.epson.com
Download FAQs (frequently-asked questions) and e-mail your
questions to Epson support.
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 121 for more information.
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Registration and Warranty
Your projector comes with a basic carry-in warranty as well as an
international warranty that let you project with confidence anywhere
in the world. For details, see page 136 and the warranty brochure
included with your projector.
In addition, for customers who register their projector, Epson offers
free Extra CareSM Road Service. In the unlikely event of an equipment
failure, you won’t have to wait for your unit to be repaired. Instead,
Epson will ship you a replacement unit anywhere in the United States
or Canada, usually via overnight delivery. See the brochure in your
Start Here kit for details.
To register, simply fill out the registration card that came with your
projector and mail it to Epson. Or you can register online at:
http://www.epson.com/webreg
Registering also lets you receive special updates on new accessories,
products, and service.
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Welcome
Unpacking the Projector
After unpacking the projector, make sure you have all the parts
shown below:
Projector
Remote control and
batteries
Power cable
Projector software
CD-ROM
VGA computer cable
Save all packaging in case you need to ship the projector. Always use
the original packaging (or the equivalent) when you need to send the
projector to another location. If you are moving the projector by
hand, use a carrying case (either an Epson case or something similar,
such as a well-padded notebook case). See page 15 for ordering
information, and page 108 for transportation instructions.
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Additional Components
Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you may need
additional components:
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To receive an S-Video signal, you’ll need an S-Video cable. One
may be provided with your video equipment, or you can purchase
one from Epson; see page 15.
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To receive a component video signal from a VCR or other video
device, you’ll need a component video cable. One may be
provided with your video equipment, or you can purchase one
from Epson; see page 15.
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To receive an RGB video signal from a video device that has three
connectors labeled R/G/B, you’ll need a BNC-style video cable
(one may be included with your video equipment). See page 25
for details.
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Some older PowerBooks and Macintosh® desktop models may
need the Macintosh adapter set shown on page 30 (available from
Epson; see page 15). Older iMac® systems may need a special
adapter to provide a VGA output port; see your computer dealer.
Optional Accessories
To enhance your use of the projector, Epson provides the following
optional accessories:
Product
Part number
Replacement lamp
V13H010L22
Air filter replacement set
V13H134A01
Middle throw zoom lens (standard lens)
Wide throw zoom lens
Long throw zoom lens
V12H004M03
V12H004W03
V12H004L05
ATA shipping case
ATA molded hardshell case
ELPKS46
ELPKS48
Ceiling mount
Suspension adapter
False ceiling plate
Adjustable ceiling channel
Security bracket/cabling
ELPMB40
ELPMBAPL
ELPMBFCP
ELPMBACC
ELPMBSEC
Kensington® security lock
ELPSL01
Projection screens:
50-inch portable screen
60-inch portable pop-up screen
80-inch portable pop-up screen
83.6-inch hanging pull-down screen
ELPSC06
ELPSC07
ELPSC08
ELPSC09
Macintosh adapter set (includes monitor adapter
and desktop adapter)
ELPAP01
Remote control cable set
V12H005C28
DVI to DVI digital video cable, 10 ft.
DVI to DFP digital video cable, 10 ft.
S-Video cable
Component video cable, 10 ft.
ELPKC20
ELPKC21
ELPSV01
ELPKC19
Distribution amplifier
ELPDA01
High resolution document imager
V12H162020
You can purchase these 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 gives you basic information on setting up the projector:
where to position it and how to connect it to a video source (such as a
VCR or DVD player) or to a notebook or desktop computer.
Follow the instructions in this chapter on:
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Positioning the projector
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Connecting to video equipment
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Connecting to a computer
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Connecting an external monitor
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Playing sound through the projector
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Positioning the Projector
You can mount the projector
on the ceiling, or place it
behind a translucent screen
for rear projection. See
page 123 for details.
If you’re setting up the projector yourself and it isn’t already installed
in the theater or conference room you’re using, you’ll probably want
to place it on a table in front of the screen, as shown. x art below
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.
Use the figure below to help you determine placement. Image size
increases with distance, but can vary depending on how you position
the zoom ring and whether you’ve adjusted the image with other
settings.
TBD
27 to 36.5 ft
7 to 9.5 ft
2.5 to 3.5 ft
distance from screen
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 10 feet of a grounded electrical
outlet or extension cord.
Ideally, you should place the projector directly in front of the center of
the screen, facing it toward the screen squarely. The base of the lens
should be at about the level of the bottom of the screen.
Screen
Projector
note
After positioning the
projector, you may want to
connect a Kensington
MicroSaver® anti-theft
device to the lock port on the
projector’s left side. You can
purchase this from Epson;
see “Optional Accessories” on
page 15.
If you place the projector below screen level, you’ll have to tilt it up by
extending its feet. This causes the image to become “keystone” shaped,
but you can correct the distortion by pressing the Sync buttons on the
projector. See page 44 for detailed information about correcting the
image shape.
For instructions on installing the projector in a permanent location,
such as a theater or conference room, see page 123.
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Connecting to Video Equipment
You can connect up to four video sources to the projector at the same
time. Before starting, look at your video equipment to determine its
available video-output connections:
RCA connector
(composite video)
S-Video connector
(4-pin mini-DIN)
BNC connector
(component video)
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If your video player has a yellow RCA-style video output
connector, see “Connecting a Composite Video Source” on
page 21.
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If your video player has an S-Video connector, see “Connecting
an S-Video Source” on page 22.
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If your video player has a component video port (three connectors
labeled either Y/Cb/Cr or Y/Pb/Pr), see “Connecting a
Component Video Source” on page 23.
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If your video player has an RGB video port (either a single
connector for a VGA-style monitor cable, or three connectors
labeled R/G/B), see “Connecting an RGB Video Source” on
page 24.
After connecting the video cables, you may also want to connect an
audio cable to play sound through the projector; see page 33.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting a Composite Video Source
1. Locate an RCA-style video cable (one may be included with your
video equipment).
2. Connect the cable to the yellow video output connector on your
player and the yellow Video connector on the projector:
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 33 for
instructions on connecting an audio cable.
4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2
or the Quick Setup sheet for instructions on turning on the
projector and adjusting the image.
5. Once the projector is turned on, enter the projector’s Video menu
and make sure Video Signal is set to Auto; see page 74.
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Connecting an S-Video Source
1. Locate an S-Video cable (one is usually provided with your video
equipment, or you can purchase one from Epson; see page 15).
2. Connect the cable between the S-Video connector on your player
and the S-Video connector on the projector:
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 33 for
instructions on connecting an audio cable.
4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2
or the Quick Setup sheet for instructions on turning on the
projector and adjusting the image.
5. Once the projector is turned on, enter the projector’s Video menu
and make sure Video Signal is set to Auto; see page 74.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting a Component Video Source
1. Locate a component video cable (one may be included with your
video equipment).
BNC adapters
Look at the connectors at one end of the cable. If they are
bayonet-style (BNC) connectors, continue on to the next step. If
they are RCA-style connectors, you’ll need to attach commercially
available BNC adapters to plug the cable into your projector.
2. Connect the cable (with the adapters) to your player and the BNC
connectors on the projector. Match the Y/Cb/Cr (or Y/Pb/Pr)
connectors on your player to the corresponding connectors on the
projector.
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 33 for
instructions on connecting an audio cable.
4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2
for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the
image.
5. Once the projector is turned on, enter the projector’s Setting
menu and make sure BNC Input is set to Auto; see page 74.
Setting Up the Projector 23
Connecting an RGB Video Source
Follow these instructions to connect the projector to a video player
that has an RGB video output port. Depending on the type of
connector on your player, you’ll need to use the appropriate cable:
■
If your player has a VGA-style connector, see below.
■
If your player has three connectors labeled R/G/B, see
“Connecting Using a BNC-style Cable” on page 25.
Connecting Using a VGA-style Computer Cable
1. Locate the VGA computer cable provided with the projector.
2. Connect the cable between the video port on your player and the
Computer port on the projector.
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 33 for
instructions on connecting an audio cable.
4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2
for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the
image.
5. Once the projector is turned on, enter the projector’s Setting
menu and make sure Computer Input is set to Auto; see page 74.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting Using a BNC-style Cable
1. Locate a BNC-style video cable (one may be included with your
video equipment).
2. Connect the cable between your player and the corresponding
R/G/B connectors on the projector.
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 33 for
instructions on connecting an audio cable.
4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2
or the Quick Setup sheet for instructions on turning on the
projector and adjusting the image.
5. Once the projector is turned on, enter the projector’s Setting
menu and make sure BNC Input is set to Auto; see page 74.
Setting Up the Projector 25
Connecting to a Computer
note
If you connect a Windowsbased computer to the
projector, you may see a
New Hardware Wizard
saying your computer has
found a plug-and-play
monitor; if so, click Cancel.
note
If you want to connect an
external monitor to the
Monitor Out port, your
computer must be connected
to either the Computer or
BNC ports. The Monitor
Out port does not support a
DVI connection.
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Setting Up the Projector
You can connect the PowerLite projector to any computer that has a
standard video output (monitor) port, including desktop models,
PC notebooks, Macintosh PowerBooks and iBooks, and hand-held
devices. You can connect up to three computers at the same time:
■
To connect to the Computer port (standard VGA cable
connection), see page 27.
■
To connect using the BNC ports, see page 28.
■
To connect using the DVI (Digital Video Interface) port, see
page 29.
After connecting to the computer, you may also want to:
■
connect a USB cable so you can use the remote control as a
mouse; see page 31
■
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 notebook); see page 32
■
connect an audio cable to play computer audio; see page 33
Connecting to the Computer Port
Follow these instructions:
1. )Locate the VGA computer cable provided with the projector.
2. Connect one end to the projector’s Computer port, and the other
end to your computer’s monitor port.
caution
Don’t try to force a
connector to fit a port with a
different shape or number of
pins. You may damage the
port or connector.
note
3. Optionally, you can connect an external monitor (see page 32),
play sound through the projector (see page 33), or connect a USB
cable to use the remote control as a mouse (see page 31).
If you’re using a PowerBook
or an older Macintosh and
you can’t connect the cable
to your computer, you may
need to use the Macintosh
desktop adapter as shown on
page 30 (available from
Epson; see page 15).
4. When you’ve finished making any connections, see Chapter 2 for
instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
5. Once the projector is turned on, enter the projector’s Setting
menu and make sure Computer Input is set to Auto; see page 74.
Setting Up the Projector 27
Connecting to the BNC Connectors
1. Obtain a commercially available standard BNC to VGA
component video cable.
BNC to VGA component
video cable
2. Plug the BNC connectors into the projector’s B/Cb/Pb, G/Y, and
R/Cr/Pr connectors as shown below. Depending on your
computer’s video card, you may have to connect to the projector’s
V Sync and H/C Sync connectors too. (See your computer
documentation for more information.)
B/Cb/Pb
R/Cr/Pr
G/Y
3. Plug the VGA connector on the other end of the cable into your
computer’s monitor port.
4. Optionally, you can connect an external monitor (see page 32),
play sound through the projector (see page 33), or connect a USB
cable to use the remote control as a mouse (see page 31).
5. When you’ve finished making any connections, see Chapter 2 for
instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
6. Once the projector is turned on, enter the projector’s Setting
menu and make sure BNC Input is set to Auto.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting to the DVI Port
1. Obtain a commercially available DVI digital video cable (either
DVI to DVI or DVI to DFP; see page 15 for details about
ordering a cable from Epson).
2. Connect the cable to the projector’s DVI port as shown.
note
Various types of DVI cables
are offered on the market.
Be sure to use only a cable
with DVI to DVI or DVI to
DFP connectors.
3. Connect the other end to your computer’s DVI port.
4. Optionally, you can connect an external monitor (see page 32),
play sound through the projector (see page 33), or connect a USB
cable to use the remote control as a mouse (see page 31).
5. When you’ve finished making any connections, see Chapter 2 for
instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
6. Once the projector is turned on, enter the projector’s Setting
menu and make sure Computer Input is set to Auto.
Setting Up the Projector 29
Using the Macintosh Desktop Adapter
If you have an older desktop Macintosh or PowerBook, the VGA
cable may not fit when you try to connect it. If so, you’ll need to use
the Macintosh desktop adapter to connect the VGA cable to your
computer. This is available from Epson (see page 15).
1. To use the adapter, remove its cover as shown and set its DIP
switches according to the resolution you want to use, such as
16-inch mode. See the instructions included with the adapter.
2. Replace the cover and connect the adapter
to the VGA cable. Then plug the cable
(with the adapter) into the video port on
your Macintosh.
3. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting the Cable for Remote Mouse
Control
If you’ve connected a computer as described in this chapter, you
can use the projector’s remote control as a wireless mouse. This lets
you control your computer and click through slideshow-style
presentations, such as PowerPoint, from up to 30 feet away.
The wireless mouse function is supported on systems with a USB port
running Windows XP, 98SE, 2000, or Me, or Macintosh OS 8.6 to
OS X 10.2 or later.
1. Obtain a commercially available standard USB cable.
2. Connect the square end of the cable to the projector’s
port.
USB
note
You may need your
Windows installation CD to
install the correct driver for
the remote mouse.
The remote mouse function
may not operate correctly on
systems that have been
upgraded from an earlier
version of Windows.
note
For details on using the
remote control in place of
your computer’s mouse, see
page 62.
USB cable
Use to move
cursor
3. Connect the flat end of the cable to any available USB port on
your notebook or desktop computer.
4. If necessary, configure your computer to work with an external
USB mouse. See your computer documentation for details.
Left-click
Right-click
Setting Up the Projector 31
Connecting an External Monitor
note
If you want to connect an
external monitor to the
Monitor Out port, your
computer must be connected
to either the Computer or
BNC ports. The Monitor
Out port does not support a
DVI connection.
If you want to monitor your presentation close-up (on a monitor
placed beside the projector) as well as on the screen, you can connect
an external monitor. You can use it to check on your presentation or
switch between picture sources, even if you’ve pressed the A/V Mute
button to turn off projection on the screen.
To attach an external monitor, connect it to the projector’s Monitor
Out port, as shown:
External monitor
Follow these guidelines to view images on the monitor:
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Setting Up the Projector
■
The monitor displays the image from the currently selected
computer source. Press the Preview button if you want to display
all the active sources at the same time (see page 56).
■
You can also view images on the monitor while the projector is in
Standby mode, if this mode has been enabled (see page 75).
Playing Sound Through the Projector
You can play sound through the projector’s speaker system, or you can
attach an external speaker system. (Attaching speakers to the projector
instead of directly to the audio source lets you use the projector’s
remote control to adjust the sound.)
Connecting Audio Equipment to the Projector
To play sound through the projector, follow these steps:
1. Obtain a commercially available stereo mini-jack or RCA-style
audio cable. Which cable you use depends on how your
equipment is connected:
■
If you have a computer connected to the Computer or DVI
port, use a stereo mini-jack cable.
■
If you have video equipment connected to the Video or
S-Video port, or to the BNC ports, use an RCA-style audio
cable.
2. Connect the audio cable to the jack corresponding to the
connected video source.
Use with BNC connection
Use with composite
video connection
Use with S-Video
connection
Use with Computer or DVI
connection
3. Connect the other end of the cable to the audio-output connector
on your computer or video equipment.
Setting Up the Projector 33
Connecting External Speakers
To connect speakers to the projector, follow these steps:
1. Obtain the appropriate cable to connect your speakers.
Depending on your stereo system, 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
speaker systems, you may have to purchase a special cable or use
an adapter to connect to your speakers.
2. Connect the stereo mini-jack end of the audio cable to the Audio
Out port on the projector.
3. Connect the other end(s) of the cable to your speaker system. You
may need to use an adapter to make the connection.
The projector’s internal speaker system is disabled while sound is
output to the external speakers.
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Setting Up the Projector
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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.
Follow the guidelines in this chapter for:
■
Turning the projector on and selecting the image source
■
Troubleshooting display problems
■
Adjusting the image
■
Adjusting the volume
■
Projecting images without a screen
■
Shutting down the projector
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Turning On Your Equipment
Make sure your projector and other equipment are set up as described
in Chapter 1. Then follow the instructions below to start the projector
and display an image.
note
To shut down the projector,
see page 49. Shutting down
the projector correctly
prevents premature lamp
failure and possible damage
from overheating.
If you turn on any connected computer or video equipment before
starting the projector, this lets the projector automatically detect and
display 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 38).
Turning On the Projector
Follow these steps to turn on the projector:
1. Remove the lens cap.
2. Plug one end of the power cable into the projector, and the other
end into a grounded electrical outlet.
3. Wait until the PPower light stops flashing and turns orange.
Power light
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4. Press the red P Power button on top of the projector—or press
the P Power button on the remote control.
(If this is your first time using the remote control, make sure the
batteries are installed and the on/off switch on the side of the
remote is turned on; see page 52.)
Turn on
remote
Power button
note
If the Direct Power ON
feature has been enabled,
you don’t need to press the
P Power button to turn
the projector on. Just plug
the projector into an
electrical outlet. When the
P Power light stops flashing
and stays on, the projector is
ready to use.
The PPower light flashes green as the projector warms up, and
an image begins to appear. When the PPower light stops flashing
and remains green (in about 20 seconds) the projector is ready
for use.
5. If you’ve connected a Windows-based computer to the projector,
you may see a New Hardware Wizard saying your computer has
found a plug-and-play monitor; if so, click Cancel.
warning
Never look into the lens
when the lamp is on. This
can damage your eyes, and is
especially dangerous for
children.
Projecting 37
Selecting the Image Source
note
To focus and adjust the
image, see page 42. If a
projected image fails to
appear, see page 39 for help.
Selecting the image source lets you switch between images input from
different pieces of equipment connected to the projector (such as a
computer or DVD player).
If you don’t see the image you want, select it using the Source
buttons either on the projector or the remote control.
The Source buttons work as follows:
note
You can also preview all
sources on one screen to help
you select the desired source
(see page 56).
■
The projector has two Source buttons. Use the Computer/DVI
button to switch between equipment connected to the Computer
and DVI ports.
Use the Video/BNC button to switch between equipment
connected to the Video, S-Video, and BNC ports.
■
The remote control has six Source buttons. Use them to switch
between equipment connected to the port identified on each
button. (The PowerLite 7900p does not support EasyMP.™ )
Note that the Computer and BNC ports can be set up to use different
input signals (for example, Analog RGB or RGB Video)—so if you
have equipment connected to one of these ports, it’s important to
make sure the correct signal is selected to match the equipment you’re
using. You can change the input signal settings using the projector’s
menu system; see page 74.
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What To Do If You See a Blank Screen
If you see a blank screen or a blue screen with the No Signal message,
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
lens cap is off.
■
If you’ve connected more than one computer and/or video source,
you may need to press one of the Source buttons on the
projector’s control panel 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’re using a PC notebook, press the function key on your
keyboard that lets you display on an external monitor. It may be
labelled CRT/LCD or have an icon such as
. You may have
to hold down the Fn key while pressing it. Allow a few seconds for
the projector to sync up after changing the setting.
No Signal
The Projector and Notebook Don’t Display the
Same Image
If you’re projecting from a notebook, and you can’t see your image on
the screen and on your computer at the same time, follow these
guidelines.
If you’re using a PC notebook:
■
On most systems, there’s a function key that lets you toggle
between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at
the same time. It may be labelled CRT/LCD or with an icon such
as
. You may have to hold down the Fn key while pressing
it. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after changing
the setting.
■
If the function key doesn’t permit you to display simultaneously
on both screens, you should check your monitor settings to make
sure both the LCD screen and the external monitor port are
enabled.
Projecting 39
From the Control Panel, open the Display utility. In the Display
Properties dialog box, 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 Macintosh 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 select
Displays.
2. Make sure the VGA Display dialog box is selected.
3. Click the Arrange tab.
Select the
VGA Display
dialog box
Make sure
Mirror Displays
is checked
4. Make sure the Mirror Displays checkbox is selected.
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If you’re using OS 8.6 to OS 9.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 Control Panels, then click
Monitors or Monitors and Sound.
2. Click the Arrange icon.
Click here
Drag one monitor
icon on top of
the other
3. Drag one monitor icon on top of the other.
If the Arrange option isn’t available, you may need to select one of the
Simulscan resolution settings:
1. Click the Monitor icon.
Click here
Select a
Simulscan
resolution
2. Select a Simulscan resolution as shown. (Allow a few seconds for
the projector to sync up after making the selection.)
Projecting 41
Adjusting the Image
Once you see your image, you 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 43.
■
If the image isn’t square, see page 44.
■
If a computer image displays incorrectly, see page 47.
If you need to fine-tune the image and/or sound, see Chapter 4.
Focusing and Zooming Your Image
Use the Focus ring on the projector to sharpen the image.
Use the Zoom ring on the projector to reduce or enlarge the image.
Move the tab toward the W to increase the size, and toward the T to
decrease it.
Focus ring
Zoom ring
If the image still isn’t large enough, you may need to move the
projector farther away from the screen. You can also use the E-Zoom
buttons on the remote control to zoom in on a portion of the image.
See page 57 for instructions.
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Projecting
Adjusting the Height of Your Image
If the image is too low on the screen, you can use the front adjustable
foot to raise it.
1. Stand behind the projector. Press the blue foot release lever up
and lift the front of the projector.
2. Once the image is positioned where you want it, release the lever
to lock the foot in position.
3. If necessary, you can fine-tune the height by turning the
projector’s rear feet.
Projector foot
Raising the projector causes the image to distort or “keystone,” but
you can manually correct the shape as described in the next section.
Projecting 43
Adjusting the Image Shape
In most cases, you can maintain a square or rectangular image by
placing the projector directly in front of the center of the screen with
the base of the lens level with the bottom of the screen.
Even if the projector is slightly tilted (within a range of 40° up or
down), the projector has an automatic keystone correction function
that detects and corrects vertical keystone distortion.
Projector tilted up
Corrected image
Projector tilted down
It takes about one second after projection starts for the image to be
corrected. During this time, a vertical keystone correction gauge
appears on the screen.
If your image is still distorted, you can correct it using either of these
methods:
■
If the image has two parallel sides but is wider on one side (top,
bottom, left, or right), you can correct it using the Keystone keys
on the projector’s control panel or the projector’s Keystone menu
(see “Using Keystone Correction” on page 45).
■
If the image is trapezoid-shaped (no two sides are parallel), you
can adjust its shape using Quick Corner™ (see page 45).
Keystone correction
Keystone correction
You cannot use both keystone correction and Quick Corner at the
same time.
Quick Corner correction
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Using Keystone Correction
To adjust your image when it is wider on one side, do the following:
■
Look at the shapes of the icons on the projector’s four Keystone
buttons. Press the button whose icon is the mirror image of the
shape of your screen image. Continue pressing the button until
you are satisfied with the shape of the image.
Keystone
buttons
■
note
The image will be slightly
shorter after adjusting. If it’s
important to maintain the
correct aspect ratio, use the
menu system to perform
keystone correction, then
adjust the Height setting as
needed. See page 71.
Or press the Menu button on the remote control, select the
Setting menu, and press Enter. From the Setting menu, select
H/V-Keystone in the Keystone menu and press Enter. Select
V-Keystone (for vertical keystone distortion) or H-Keystone (for
horizontal keystone distortion) and press Enter. Use the
pointer button on the remote control to adjust the keystone
setting as needed.
Using Quick Corner
Use Quick Corner to correct a trapezoid-shaped image, with no
parallel sides:
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control (or on the
projector’s control panel).
Menu
button
2. Select the Setting menu and press Enter.
3. From the Setting menu, select Keystone and press Enter.
note
4. Select Quick Corner and press Enter.
For more information on
using the menu system, see
Chapter 4.
Projecting 45
You see this screen:
[ / ]:Adjust
Adjust
[ ]
:Move next
[ESC] :Return (Press 1 second to
reset)
note
If you are not satisfied with
the corrections made, press
the ESC button for one
second to reset the screen to
its original shape.
5. Press the Enter button to select the corner you want to adjust.
6. Use the
pointer button on the remote control (or the arrow
buttons on the projector) to adjust the shape.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 as needed to adjust any remaining corners.
8. When done, press the ESC button on the remote control or
projector’s control panel to exit the menu system.
If Quick Corner remains selected in the Keystone menu, the Quick
Corner screen appears whenever you press the projector’s Keystone
buttons. You can then follow steps 5 through 8 above to correct the
shape of your image, or press ESC to exit Quick Corner.
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Correcting Computer Images
If you’re connected to a computer and the image doesn’t look right,
press the Auto button on the remote control (or the Auto/Enter
button on the projector’s control panel). This automatically resets the
projector’s tracking, sync, resolution, and position settings.
If vertical stripes appear in the projected image and the Auto button
doesn’t correct the problem, hold down the Shift button on the
projector’s control panel while pressing either the Tracking + or the
Tracking – button.
note
You must be projecting an
image for this button to have
any effect. The Auto button
works only with computer
images.
If the image appears fuzzy or flickers and the Auto button doesn’t
correct the problem, hold down the Shift button while pressing either
the Sync + or Sync – button.
Adjusting the Volume
You can use the buttons on the remote control or projector to increase
or decrease the volume for the projector’s built-in speaker or external
speakers connected to the projector. Press the
button to increase
the volume, or the button to decrease it.
note
You can also adjust the
volume using the projector’s
menu system. See page 73.
Projecting 47
Projecting Images Without a Screen
Even if you don’t have a screen, you can project images onto surfaces
like blackboards and colored walls without loss of image color. Your
projector has a sensor that measures the conditions of the projection
surface and automatically adjusts the colors and shading of your
image. For example, if you’re projecting onto a surface near a window,
your image appears clear and well-defined rather than faint.
Making Initial Color Corrections
Press the Wall Shot button on either the remote control or the
projector’s control panel while projecting an image.
Wall Shot’s status appears in the upper right corner of your screen.
Then you see a sequence of colors flash for approximately five seconds
while the sensor measures the conditions of the projection surface and
adjusts the image.
note
If the status message
indicates that Wall Shot is
off, press the Wall Shot
button again to turn it on.
Wall Shot ON
When you turn the projector off, the projector stores the correction
values obtained by the last Wall Shot measurements. This is useful if
you’re projecting against the same surface and under the same
conditions. To retrieve these corrections, just press the Wall Shot
button again while projecting an image.
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Projecting
Adjusting Color Corrections for a New Surface
Adjust the correction values if you’re projecting on a new surface or in
a new location.
1. Press the Wall Shot button on the remote control or projector
while you’re projecting an image. Wait for the Wall Shot status
screen.
2. Press the Wall Shot button until you see Wall Shot
Readjustment on the status screen.
You see a sequence of colors flash for about five seconds as the
projector adjusts the color correction values for the new
projection surface.
Shutting Down the Projector
note
When you’ve finished using the projector, follow the recommended
procedure to shut it down. This extends the life of the lamp and
protects the projector from possible overheating.
1. Turn off and disconnect any equipment plugged into the
projector.
2. To turn off the projector, press the red P Power button on the
projector or remote control.
Power button
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 want
to start projecting again,
press the P Power button.
If you are done using the
projector, unplug the power
cord. To turn off sleep mode,
see page 76.
Turn off this product when
not in use to prolong the life
of the projector.
Power OFF?
You see a confirmation message. (If you don’t want to turn it off,
press any other button.)
Yes : Press
button
No : Press any other button
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caution
To avoid damaging the
projector or lamp, never
unplug the power cord when
the P Power light is green
or flashing orange.
3. Press the P Power button again. The power light flashes orange
for about 30 seconds as the projector cools down. After the
projector has cooled, the orange light stays on and the exhaust fan
shuts off.
If you want to turn the projector on again, wait until the orange
light stops flashing. Then press the P Power button.
4. If you extended the adjustable front foot, press up on the blue
foot release lever to retract it.
5. Replace the lens cap and unplug the power cord.
6. If you’re using a remote control, set its ON/OFF switch to OFF.
This conserves battery power.
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1
Using the Remote Control
T
he remote control lets you access your projector’s features from
anywhere in the room—up to 33 feet away. For example, you can turn
the projector on and off, preview and switch between picture sources,
turn off picture and sound, 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).
note
For information and
resources to help you give
the most professional
presentation, be sure to visit
presentersonline.com.
If you’re using a computer and you’ve connected a USB cable as
described in Chapter 1, you can use the remote control as a wireless
mouse; this let’s you easily change slides, for example, when giving
presentations in PowerPoint.
This chapter covers:
■
Activating and using the remote control
■
Controlling the picture and sound
■
Highlighting your presentation
■
Operating your computer with the remote control
■
Controlling multiple projectors
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Activating and Using the Remote
Control
The remote control has an ON/OFF switch on its side, as shown.
Before using the remote, make sure batteries are installed as described
on page 54, then push up on the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.
On/off switch
note
If a button is pressed longer
than 60 seconds, the remote
control stops operating to
conserve power. When you
release the button, normal
operation resumes.
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Turn off the remote control before transporting or storing it; this
prevents the batteries from discharging if something presses against
one of the buttons.
Here are some additional tips:
■
Point the remote control either at the front or back of the
projector, or at the screen.
■
Stand within about 30 feet of the projector. If you want to operate
the projector from a greater distance, a remote control cable set is
available (see page 15).
■
When presenting in a darkened room, press the light button to
make the buttons on the remote light up temporarily.
■
Avoid using the remote under bright fluorescent lamps or in
direct sunlight, or the projector may not respond properly.
Using the Remote Control
Using the Navigation Buttons
The remote control has various buttons that let you navigate the
projector’s help and menu systems; they also let you use the drawing
tools to highlight your presentation. If you’ve connected a computer,
the buttons can be used in place of your computer’s mouse, letting
you walk about freely while controlling your presentation.
Pointer button
(controls cursor
movement)
Enter button
ESC button
For details on using the buttons to control specific features, see the
following sections:
note
The projector has equivalent
buttons that you can use on
its control panel:
■
to navigate the projector’s menu system, see page 66
■
to use the projector’s help system, see page 110
■
to highlight your presentation, see page 59
■
to use the remote control in place of your computer’s mouse,
see page 62
■
to use the remote to control more than one projector, see page 63
ESC
button
Arrow buttons
Enter button
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Replacing the Batteries
If the projector stops responding to the remote control, check the
following:
■
Make sure the remote control’s ON/OFF switch (shown on
page 52) is in the ON position.
■
Press the light button and check to see if the buttons on the
remote control light up. (If you’re in a bright room, you may not
be able to see them light.)
caution
If the buttons do not light up, replace the batteries as described below:
When replacing batteries,
take the following
precautions:
1. Turn the remote control over.
Replace the batteries as
soon as they run out. If the
batteries leak, wipe away
battery fluid with a soft
cloth. If fluid gets on your
hands, wash immediately.
■
Do not expose batteries to
heat or flame.
■
Dispose of used batteries
according to local
regulations.
2. Press down on the ridges at one
end of the battery cover as you
slide the cover off.
3. Install two AA batteries, inserting
the flat (negative) ends in first.
■
Remove the batteries if
you won’t be using the
projector for a long period of
time.
■
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4. Slide the cover back in place.
Using the Remote Control
Controlling the Picture and Sound
You can use the remote control to preview and select your picture
sources, temporarily turn off the picture and sound, freeze the action,
zoom in on the picture, display a picture-in-picture image, and adjust
the volume.
note
You can use the projector’s
menus to fine-tune the
picture and sound quality as
described in Chapter 4.
Switching Between Picture Sources
If your projector is connected to more than one computer and/or
video source, you can switch between the different sources:
■
On the projector’s control panel, there are two Source buttons:
Press the Computer/DVI button to switch between equipment
connected to the Computer and DVI ports. Or press the
Video/BNC button to switch between equipment connected to
the Video, S-Video, and BNC ports.
■
On the remote control, there are six Source buttons. Use them to
switch between equipment connected to the port identified on
each button. (The EasyMP button is not functional with the
PowerLite 7900p.)
After you select a source, the screen goes dark for a moment before the
image appears.
Source buttons
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Previewing Picture Sources
You can use the Preview function to help you select the image source.
1. Press Preview on the remote control.
Preview button
You see the currently selected source displayed in the main
window, as shown. All other sources (including the currently
selected source) are displayed in smaller preview windows on the
right side and at the bottom. If no equipment is connected to a
port, or if there is no incoming signal, the preview window for
that source appears blank.
note
Movies are displayed as
still images on the preview
screen.
Computer (Analog-RGB)
Currently
selected
source
note
DVI
BNC
A red highlight surrounds
the preview window for the
currently selected source.
You can use the
pointer
button on the remote control
to highlight a different
source, and then press Enter
to display it.
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Computer
Video
S-Video
Preview windows
2. Press one of the Source buttons on the remote control to switch
to the desired source, and press Enter to change the source and
exit the screen. Or press ESC to exit the preview screen without
switching sources.
Using the Remote Control
Turning Off the Picture and Sound
You can use the A/V Mute button on the remote control to turn off
the image and sound and darken your screen. (If you’ve connected an
external monitor to the projector, it will continue displaying.) This
feature is useful if you want to temporarily redirect your audience’s
attention without the distraction of a bright screen.
■
To turn off the picture, press the A/V Mute button. The screen
goes dark.
■
To turn the image back on, press the button again.
You can also have an image, such as a company logo, display on the
screen whenever you press the A/V Mute button (see page 79).
A/V Mute button
Stopping Action
You can use the remote control to stop the action in your video or
computer image.
■
Press the Freeze button to stop the action and keep the current
image on the screen. The sound continues.
■
Press the Freeze button again to restart it.
note
This function pauses the
image, but not the sound.
Also, because the source
continues to transmit
signals, you won’t resume
the action from the point
you paused it.
Zooming Your Image
You can zoom in on a portion of the image using the E-Zoom buttons
on the remote control.
1. Press the E-Zoom
button on the remote control.
You see a cross-hair indicating the center of the zoom-in area.
2. Use the
pointer button to position the cross-hair.
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3. Continue pressing the E-Zoom
area up to 4× .
button to enlarge the selected
4. While the image is enlarged, you can:
■
Use the
pointer button to pan about.
■
Press the E-Zoom
button to zoom out.
5. When done, press the ESC button to return to the original size.
Displaying a Picture-in-Picture Video
note
The Picture-in-Picture
function does not work for
RGB video images.
If you’re displaying an image from equipment connected to
the DVI, Computer, or BNC port(s), you can open up a smaller
picture-in-picture window on the screen. This window can display
video from equipment connected to either the Video or S-Video
port.
Setting Up the P-in-P Image
Before starting, make sure the computer or video equipment for your
main image is connected to the DVI, Computer, or BNC port(s), and
the video equipment for the P-in-P window is connected to the Video
or S-Video port. Then select the corresponding video setting:
note
Select Composite if your
P-in-P video equipment is
connected to the Video port.
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control, and enter the
Setting menu.
2. Highlight P in P, use the pointer button to select either
Composite or S-Video, then press Enter.
3. Press ESC to exit the menu system.
Displaying the P-in-P Image
Make sure your main image source is displayed, then follow these
steps to display and use the Picture-in-Picture window:
1. Press the P in P button on the remote control.
2. Use the
pointer button to reposition the video window; use
the E-Zoom buttons to reduce or enlarge it.
P in P button
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3. Once the window is located and sized the way you want it, press
the Enter button; your video continues playing on the screen.
Video window
4. When you’re finished viewing the Picture-in-Picture, press the
P in P or
pointer button again. The window disappears.
Highlighting Your Presentation
You can display a pointer to call out something on the screen, or draw
straight or curved lines to emphasize particular points. There are three
preset pointer tools you can choose from, and each one can be
customized for a different look.
Using the Pointer Tool
1. To activate the pointer tool, press the Effect button on the
remote control. A pointer appears on the screen.
Pointer
If you prefer to use a different style of pointer, continue pressing
the Effect button to select the desired style. Three preset
options are available, but you can customize the look of each one
(see page 60).
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2. Use the
pointer button on the remote control to position the
pointer on the screen.
3. To draw a straight line, place the pointer where you want the line
to begin and press Enter. Move the pointer to where you want the
line to end, and press Enter again.
4. To draw a curved line, place the pointer at the start of the line,
then press and hold the Enter button until it lights. Then use the
pointer button to move the pointer and draw on the screen.
Press ESC when done.
5. If you want to draw additional lines, repeat steps 3 and 4.
6. When done drawing, press ESC to clear the screen.
Customizing the Pointer Tools
You can customize the shape and size of each of the three pointer
tools, select the color and width of the line made with each pointer,
and set how fast you can move the pointer across the screen.
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control, highlight the
Effect menu, and press Enter.
You see this screen:
Video
Audio
Pointer/Line1
Effect
Setting
User's Logo
Advanced1
Advanced2
About
Reset All
Zoom Rate : 100%
Color
Pointer/Line2
Set
Zoom Rate : 100%
Color Mode
Pointer/Line3
Set
Zoom Rate : 100%
Pointer Speed :
L
M
Reset
[
60
Using the Remote Control
]: Select [
Set
]: Enter
Color :
:
Color :
Width :
H
Execute
[Menu]: Exit
2. For each of the three Pointer/Line icons, you can change the
following settings:
■
Shape
Lets you select one of the following pointer shapes:
■
Zoom Rate
Changes the size of the pointer
■
Color
Changes the color of the line you can draw using the pointer
■
Width
Changes the line width
3. You can also change the Pointer Speed setting to adjust how fast
the pointer tool moves across the screen.
4. When done, press ESC until you exit from the menu system.
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Operating Your Computer with the
Remote Control
If you’ve connected a computer to the projector with a USB cable, as
described on page 31, you can use the remote control in place of your
computer’s mouse. This gives you more flexibility when delivering
PowerPoint and other slideshow-style presentations, since you won’t
have to stand next to the computer to change slides.
Use to
move cursor
Left-click
■
Use the
pointer button to move the cursor on the screen.
■
Press the Enter button to left-click, or press it twice to
double-click; press the ESC button to right-click.
■
To drag-and-drop, hold down the Enter button for about one
second until it lights. Then use the
pointer button to drag the
object. When it’s where you want it, press Enter to release it.
■
Use the Page buttons to move through a slideshow.
Page up or down
to change slides
in PowerPoint
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Using the Remote Control
Controlling Multiple Projectors
If you’re using more than one projector, you can control all the
projectors—or just selected ones—by using the projector ID system.
To operate a projector, you have to set the remote control’s ID to
match that of the projector. Or you can control all of the projectors
simultaneously by setting the remote control’s ID to zero.
Setting the Projector ID
The projector’s default ID is 1. If you need to change it, follow these
steps:
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control.
You see the projector’s menu screen.
2. Select the Advanced2 menu and press Enter. Then highlight
Projector ID and press Enter.
Video
Brightness Control : High
Audio
Projector ID
Network
Effect
:1
Low
Set
Set
: RS-232C USB
: ON OFF
BNC Sync Termination : ON OFF
Setting
COM Port
User's Logo
Auto setup
Advanced1
Advanced2
Reset
Execute
About
Reset All
[ ESC ]: Return [
/
]: Select [
]: Set
3. Press the right or left side of the
decrease the ID value.
[Menu]: Exit
pointer button to increase or
4. Press Enter to set the value.
5. When done, press ESC to exit the menu system.
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Setting the Remote Control ID
The remote control’s default ID is zero. If you need to change it,
follow these steps:
1. Press the ID button on the remote control. You see it light.
2. Press one of the numbered buttons on the remote control to select
the desired ID (0 through 9). Select zero to control all projectors,
or select a number to match the ID of the projector(s) you want to
operate.
Nine
Zero
The ID button’s light shuts off and the new ID is registered.
If you would like to check the remote control’s current ID, do the
following:
1. Press the ID button twice in succession. After a moment, the
button flashes.
2. Count the number of flashes; this number corresponds to the
remote control’s ID. (If it doesn’t flash, the ID is set to zero.)
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1
Fine-tuning the Projector
Y
ou can use the projector’s on-screen menus to adjust the image,
sound, and other features. This chapter covers the following
information:
■
Using the menu system
■
Adjusting the image quality
■
Adjusting the image size, shape, and position
■
Adjusting the color
■
Adjusting the sound
■
Customizing projector features
■
Using the projector’s security features
65
Using the Menu System
You can use the remote control (or the projector’s control panel) to
access the menus and change settings. Follow these steps:
1. To display the menu screen, press the Menu button.
You see a menu screen similar to the one shown below (the
settings may differ from those shown here, depending on the
selected input source):
Options
Position
Adjust
: 0000
Tracking
Sync.
:
0
+
Brightness :
0 : Auto Manual
Contrast
Adjust
+
Sharpness :
0 Color Mode
Select [Presentation ]
Select
Resolution : Auto Manual
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
User's Logo
Advanced1
Menu list
Advanced2
About
Reset All
:
Preset
Reset
note
You can also use the buttons
on the projector to access the
menu system:
[
]: Enter
]
Set
Execute
[Menu]: Exit
The menus are listed on the left, and the options available for the
highlighted menu are shown on the right.
ESC
button
Menu
button
]: Select [
[
2. Use the
pointer button on the remote control (or the arrow
buttons on the projector) to scroll through the menu list. When
you’ve highlighted the desired menu, press the Enter button to
select it.
Arrow buttons
3. Once you’ve selected the menu, use the
pointer button to
scroll through the list of options. (Some of the options may be
grayed out or unavailable, depending on the selected source.)
Enter button
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4. After highlighting the option you want to adjust, use the
pointer button to change the setting. In some cases, you may
have to press the Enter button to see a sub-screen for changing
the setting.
■
Press the left or right side of the
a slider bar.
pointer button to adjust
■
To select from two or more settings, use the
pointer
button to highlight the desired setting, then press Enter.
+
-
ON
OFF
5. After changing the settings, press the ESC button to save your
changes and return to the previous menu (or press it repeatedly to
exit the menu system).
You can also press the Menu button to exit.
Restoring the Default Settings
You can use the menu system’s Reset options to restore the factorydefault settings for:
■
all the settings listed in a specific menu
■
all the settings in all menus
To restore the settings in a specific menu, enter the menu whose
settings you want to change, select Reset, and confirm as needed. (The
example below shows how to reset the Video menu.)
Position
Adjust
: 0000
Tracking
Sync.
:
0
+
Brightness :
0 : Auto Manual
Contrast
Adjust
+
Sharpness :
0 Color Mode
Select [Presentation ]
Select
Resolution : Auto Manual
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
User's Logo
Advanced1
Advanced2
About
Reset All
Reset All
:
Preset
Reset
Reset
[
]: Select [
]: Enter
[
]
Set
Execute
[Menu]: Exit
To restore all the projector settings to their factory-default values,
select Reset All.
note
Reset All does not reset the
Computer Input, BNC
Input, User’s Logo,
Language, Projector ID,
Network, and Lamp
settings.
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Adjusting the Image Quality
You can use the Video menu to adjust the brightness, sharpness, color,
tint, and contrast. If you’re projecting from a computer (but not
through the DVI port), there are additional adjustments you can make
(see page 69).
Adjusting Images from Video Sources
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control, then select the
Video menu.
You see the Video menu screen. (The actual settings may vary,
depending on the selected input source. The Video menu below is
for a composite video or S-Video source.)
Video
Audio
Position
Brightness :
Contrast
:
:
Color
:
Tint
Sharpness :
Effect
Setting
User's Logo
Advanced1
Advanced2
About
Reset All
[
note
The Brightness setting
changes the opacity of the
projector’s LCD panels. You
can also adjust the
brightness of the lamp itself.
Select Brightness Control
in the Advanced2 menu,
then choose High or Low
(the default setting is High).
Selecting the low brightness
setting extends the life of the
lamp (see page 126).
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]: Select [
Color Mode
Video Signal
Reset
Adjust
0
0
0
0
0
Select [Dynamic
Select [Auto
]
+
+
+
+
+
]
Execute
]: Enter
[Menu]: Exit
2. Use the
pointer button to highlight the desired option, then
adjust it as needed:
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■
Position
If the image is slightly cut off on one or more sides, it may not
be centered exactly. Use this setting to center it (not available
for RGB video images).
■
Brightness
Lightens or darkens the overall image.
■
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas.
■
Color
Adjusts the color intensity, from black-and-white to full color
(not available for RGB video images).
■
Tint
Adjusts the tint of the image (not available for RGB video
images).
■
Sharpness
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
Adjusting Computer Images
You can also adjust brightness, contrast, and sharpness when you’re
projecting a computer image. In addition, if you’re projecting an
analog RGB image transmitted through the Computer or BNC
port(s), you can make several other settings.
note
You can also use the remote
control’s Auto button to
automatically reset the
projector’s tracking, sync,
resolution, and position
settings. See page 47 for
details.
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control, then select the
Video menu.
You see a screen similar to the one below. (The settings will be
different if you’re projecting a digital RGB image transmitted
through the DVI port.)
Position
Adjust
Tracking
: 0000
Sync.
:
0
+
Brightness :
0 Contrast
: Auto Manual
Adjust
+
Sharpness :
0 Color Mode
Select [Presentation ]
Select
Resolution : Auto Manual
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
User's Logo
Advanced1
Advanced2
About
Reset All
:
Preset
Reset
[
■
]: Select [
]: Enter
[
tip
]
Set
Execute
[Menu]: Exit
Position
If the image is slightly cut off on one or more sides, it may not
be centered exactly. Use this setting to center it.
■
Tracking
Before adjusting tracking or
sync, fill the screen with an
image containing fine
detail. For example, in
Windows you can select a
pattern to appear as your
desktop background. If this
option isn’t available, try
projecting black text on a
white background.
Adjust this value to eliminate vertical stripes in the image.
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■
Sync
Adjust this value if the image appears blurry or flickers.
■
Brightness
Lightens or darkens the overall image.
■
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas. Select
Auto to let the projector adjust the contrast automatically, or
select Manual to adjust the setting yourself. (Press Enter after
you make the selection.)
■
Sharpness
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
■
Resolution
If your image is distorted (compressed, stretched, partially cut
off, or doesn’t completely fill the display area), the projector’s
resolution setting may not match that of your computer.
Select Auto to let the projector adjust the resolution
automatically, or Manual to adjust the setting yourself. (Press
Enter after you make the selection.)
■
Preset
Once you’ve fine-tuned the settings in the Video menu for
the computer you’re using, you can save them as a group
using one of the ten Preset settings. The next time you use
the same computer, simply press the Preset button on the
remote control to recall your saved settings. (Press the Preset
button repeatedly to select the number corresponding to the
setting you want to use.)
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Adjusting the Image Size, Shape, and
Position
Whether you’re projecting from a computer or video player, you can
use these settings to adjust the size, shape, and position of the image.
■
Resize button
Adjusts how an image fits into the display area.
For computer images, resizing is normally unnecessary, since the
projector automatically resizes the image to make the best use of
the display area. If you press the Resize button on the remote
control, the projector displays the image at the output resolution
of the computer (which makes the image larger or smaller,
depending on its resolution). If the resolution of the image is the
same as the projector’s (1024 × 768), pressing Resize has no
effect.
note
For video images, pressing resize switches the aspect ratio between
4:3 and 16:9. This lets you play certain digital video images or
movies recorded on certain DVDs in 16:9 widescreen format.
■
If your computer image is
stretched, compressed, or
doesn’t fit correctly on the
screen, you should try
adjusting the Resolution
setting first (see page 70).
Keystone (in the Setting menu)
Squares up the shape of the image after the projector has been
tilted upward or angled to one side (see page 44). If you notice
lines or edges looking jagged after adjusting the shape, decrease
the Sharpness setting (see page 70).
■
Position (in the Video menu)
If the image is slightly cut off on one or more sides, it may not be
centered exactly. You can use this setting to center it (not available
for digital RGB or RGB video images).
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Adjusting the Color
The projector provides several ways for you to adjust the color:
■
Color Mode button (also in the Video menu)
Lets you quickly adjust the color and brightness for various
environments. Use either the remote control or the Color Mode
setting in the Video menu; you can save a different setting for
each computer and/or video source. Select from these settings:
sRGB: To use the sRGB standard for computer displays (the
default when projecting from a computer with analog video)
Dynamic: For presentations in bright rooms
Presentation: For presentations in dark rooms
Theatre: For optimizing movie images with natural color (the
default for video display)
Living Room: For optimizing video games
■
Color (in the Video menu)
Adjusts the color intensity, from black-and-white to full color
(not available for adjusting computer images).
■
Tint (in the Video menu)
Adjusts the balance of magenta to green (not available for
adjusting computer images or RGB video images).
■
Color Adjustment (in the Advanced1 menu)
Adjusts the color temperature. Select Color Temp. to set a
temperature between 5000 and 10000 °K. Or select RGB to
adjust individual red, green, and blue values, as shown. (Not
available if sRGB is selected as the Color Mode setting.)
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Adjusting the Sound
You can use the Audio menu to adjust the sound volume or
treble/bass balance.
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control, then enter the
Audio menu.
note
You can also adjust the
volume using the remote
control.
You see the Audio menu screen:
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
User's Logo
Advanced1
Advanced2
About
Reset All
[
]: Select [
Computer/DVI Audio Input :
Computer/DVI
Volume
Treble
Bass
Reset
:
:
:
15
0
0
Computer
DVI
-
+
-
+
-
+
Execute
]: Enter
[Menu]: Exit
2. Use the
pointer button to highlight the desired option, then
adjust it as needed:
■
Volume
Adjusts the volume
■
Treble
Adjusts the intensity of the treble range
■
Bass
Adjusts the intensity of the bass range
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Customizing Projector Features
You can use the menu system to change the video signal input at
certain ports, turn sleep mode on or off, adjust the network settings,
change the language, and customize several other features.
Image Setup Options
Use these settings to change how the projector processes incoming
video signals. Several of these settings should normally be left at the
factory default setting (except for the Computer and BNC Input
settings).
■
Computer Input (in the Setting menu)
Select the setting for the type of equipment you’ve connected to
the Computer port:
Auto: To have the projector automatically detect the signal
RGB: For a video player that outputs an RGB video signal
Component Video: For a video player that outputs a component
video signal.
■
BNC Input (in the Setting menu)
Select the setting for the type of equipment you’ve connected to
the BNC ports:
Auto: To have the projector automatically detect the signal
RGB: For a video player that outputs an RGB video signal
Component Video: For a video player that outputs a component
video signal
■
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Video Signal (in the Video menu)
Leave this setting at Auto unless you are using a 60-hertz PAL
system (select PAL60). You can change this setting only if you’re
displaying an image through the Video or S-Video port.
■
Progressive (in the Advanced1 menu)
This setting should normally be left at its default setting (Video
or Film/Auto). Converts interlaced signals to progressive signals.
When set to OFF, interlaced signals are processed without
conversion (available for video signals only).
■
BNC Sync Termination (in the Advanced2 menu)
This setting should normally be left Off (for TTL input). If an
analog (75-ohm) terminator is required, as for a switcher, change
the setting to ON.
Communication Setup Options
These options let you set up the projector so it can be monitored and
controlled from a remote computer (see Chapter 5).
■
Standby Mode (in the Advanced1 menu)
Select Network ON to enable the projector to be monitored over
a network when it’s in standby mode; this setting also lets you
view images on an external monitor during standby, if the
monitor has been connected to the projector’s Monitor Out port.
■
Network (in the Advanced2 menu)
Used for managing the projector over a network (see Chapter 5).
If the network assigns addresses automatically, turn on DHCP.
Otherwise, turn off DHCP and enter the projector’s IP Address,
Subnet Mask, and Gateway Address, if applicable.
note
Press the Num button on
the remote control to use the
number keypad.
If you want to monitor the projector using a network
management utility, select SNMP and enter at least one trap IP
address.
■
COM Port (in the Advanced2 menu)
Used for communicating with a computer running the EMP
Link21L utility software. (You can download this utility free of
charge from http://support.epson.com.) Select RS-232C or USB,
depending on the port that’s being used for communication with
the computer. Turn off the projector and then turn it back on for
the new setting to take effect.
Zero
Num
button
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Miscellaneous Setup Options
■
No-Signal Msg. (in the Setting menu)
Selects a screen color or image to display when the projector is
not receiving a signal. The logo setting displays an image that
you previously transferred to the projector (see page 78).
■
Sleep mode (in the Setting menu)
When sleep mode is on, the projector turns off the lamp if it
has not received any input signals for 30 minutes. Turn sleep
mode off if you want the lamp to remain on all the time (this
is the default setting).
■
Message (in the Setting menu)
Selects whether the image source or the color mode is
displayed on the screen.
■
Rear Proj. (in the Advanced1 menu)
Turn on to project from behind onto a transparent screen.
■
Ceiling (in the Advanced1 menu)
Turn on when the projector is mounted upside-down from
the ceiling.
■
note
When Direct Power ON
is enabled, turn off your
projector as you normally
would; see page 49 for
details.
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Language (in the Advanced1 menu)
Select from nine languages to be used for the projector
menus.
■
Direct Power ON (in the Advanced2 menu)
When this option is enabled, projection starts as soon as you
plug in the power cord. You don’t need to press the
P Power button.
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; this can be disabled for a set period if you want
to loan the projector to someone
■
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
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.
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 you enter the
incorrect password 30 times in succession, the projector is locked and
you’ll need to contact Epson to unlock it. See “Where To Get Help”
on page 121.
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.
note
If you enable the password
before you set one and you
see the prompt to enter the
password, enter the default
password 0000 to proceed.
When you enable the Operation Lock feature, all of the projector’s
buttons are disabled except the P Power button.
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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 either a computer or video source, such as a VCR.
2. Press the Menu button and select the User’s Logo menu.
note
If the User’s Logo Protect
option is ON, you see a
message that the logo cannot
be recorded. You’ll need to
disable the User’s Logo
Protect option before you
can create or change the
user’s logo. See page 81.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
User's Logo
Advanced1
Advanced2
About
Reset All
[
]: Select [
Execute
]: Execute
[Menu]: Exit
3. Press Enter to select Execute.
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 pointer button on the remote control or the arrow
buttons on the projector 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 Select this image?, choose Yes and
press Enter. If you want to change the area selected, select No,
press Enter and repeat steps 4 through 6.
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7. When you see this screen, select a zoom rate (display size), and
then press Enter.
note
If the User’s Logo Protect
option has been set to ON,
the No-Signal Msg. and
A/V Mute settings cannot be
changed. You need to turn
the protect function off first.
See page 81 for details.
User's Logo
Set the zoom rate.
Zoom rate:
100% 200% 300%
8. When you see the message Save image as user’s logo?, select
Yes and press Enter. Saving the logo takes about 15 seconds. Do
not use the projector or other sources (computer, video, etc.)
while the logo is being saved.
Once you’ve saved a user’s
logo, you cannot reset the logo
setting to its factory default
(no logo).
9. When you see the message Completed, press Esc.
Choosing When to Display the Image
After your image is saved, you can set it up as the startup screen, or the
screen you see when there’s no signal or when your press the A/V
Mute button.
1. Press the Menu button to display the menus screen (if not already
displayed).
2. To display your image as the startup screen, select the
Advanced1 menu.
3. Select Startup Screen, highlight ON, and press Enter.
4. Select the Setting menu.
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5. Select the screen(s) on which you want your image to appear:
■
Select No-Signal Msg. if you want to display your image
(instead of a blank screen) when there is no video signal
incoming from the currently selected source. Then select
Logo.
■
Select A/V Mute if you want your image to appear when you
press the A/V Mute button. Then select Logo and press
Enter.
6. To display the logo as the startup screen, select the Setting menu.
7. Select No-Signal Msg. and press Enter. Then select Logo and
press Enter.
8. Press Esc.
9. To display the logo as the background screen when the A/V Mute
button is press, select the A/V Mute and press Enter.
10. Select Logo and press Enter.
11. When you’re finished, press Menu to exit the menus.
Setting a Password
1. Press the Freeze button on the remote control for about 5
seconds until you see the Password Protect menu:
Password Protect
note
If a password has already
been set, you see the
Password Protect Release
screen. See “Starting the
Projector with a Password”
on page 82.
Power ON Protect
:
ON
OFF
Password Timer
:
ON
OFF
Set 9999H
Timer
Time-elapsed
:
User’s Logo Protect
:
0H
ON
OFF
Set
Passward
2. Select Password and press Enter. You see the message Change
the password?
[ / ] :Select
[
] :Set
[Menu] :Exit
3. Select Yes and press Enter.
4. Hold down the Num key on the remote control and use the
numeric keypad to enter a 4-digit password.
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The password will be displayed as ****. After you enter the last
digit, a confirmation screen appears. Enter the password again.
5. After you finish setting the password, press the Esc button to
return to the Password Protect menu.
6. Press the Num button on the remote control to turn off the
numeric keypad.
Make a note of the password and keep it in a safe place in case you
forget it.
Turning On Password Protect and User’s Logo
Protect
1. To enable the password, press the Freeze button on the remote
control for about 5 seconds until you see the Password Protect
menu.
note
2. Select Power ON Protect and press Enter.
3. Select ON and press Enter. Then press Esc.
4. If you want to disable the password temporarily, select Timer and
press Enter. Then hold down the Num button while you use the
numeric keypad to enter the number of hours (from 0 to 9999)
that you want the password feature disabled. If you want the
projector to request the password every time it is turned on, set
the timer to 0H. Press Enter when you’re done.
If you make a mistake
entering the time, press the
Esc button and enter the
time again.
The countdown for the elapsed time begins as soon as you close
the Password Protect menu. (You can check the elapsed time in
this menu next to Time elapsed.)
5. To turn User’s Logo Protect on, select User’s Logo Protect and
press Enter. Select ON and press Enter.
When this feature is on the logo appears whenever the projector is
turned on (if the No-Signal Msg. is set to Logo on the Setting
menu; see page 80) and as the A/V Mute screen (if you selected
the Logo as the A/V Mute setting in the Setting menu). None of
the User’s Logo features can be changed when the User’s Logo
Protect function is enabled.
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note
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.
6. Press Menu to close the Password Protect menu.
7. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord to enable
password protection.
When you turn the projector on again, you will need to enter a
password. Follow the instructions in the next section.
Starting the Projector with a Password
note
When the period defined in
the Time-elapsed setting
has passed, and the password
is entered correctly, the
elapsed time will be reset to
0 and the countdown will
start again. Remember to
disable or change this setting
when you need to.
When the password function is enabled, you see this screen when you
turn on the projector:
Password
Enter the password.
#Refer to the "User’s Guide" for the operation.
[0-9]:Enter
Press down the Num button on the remote control as you use the
numeric keypad buttons 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.
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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 121.
If you enter an incorrect password 30 times in succession, the
projector remains locked and you must contact Epson to unlock it.
Disabling the Projector’s Buttons
When you enable the Operation Lock function, all the projector’s
buttons are disabled except for the P Power button.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Advanced2 menu and press Enter.
note
To cancel Operation Lock,
press the projector’s Enter
button for 7 to 10 seconds.
3. Use the pointer button (or up and down arrow buttons) to
select Operation Lock and press the Enter button.
4. Select ON and press Enter.
5. Select Yes and press Enter to confirm the setting.
6. Press the Menu button.
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1
Managing the Projector from
a Remote Computer
Y
our projector’s Easy Management software lets you monitor and
control your projector(s) from a remote computer in several ways:
■
Use EMP Monitor to see your projectors’ status, switch image
sources, and control basic settings.
■
Use EMP NetworkManager to receive e-mail notifications
alerting you to possible problems.
■
Use a network management utility running SNMP, such as
HP OpenView,™ to manage your facility’s equipment from a
pre-existing system.
note
A plug-in will be available
to allow you to manage your
projectors in HP OpenView.
Check with your dealer or
Epson for availability (see
page 121).
If you’re using a network
management utility running
SNMP, you can configure
your network to send trap
alerts even without a plug-in
(see page 87). This feature is
intended for use by network
administrators only.
To use the Easy Management software to manage your projector(s),
first install it as described on page 86. Then connect and configure
each projector you want to monitor, so it can be recognized on your
network (see page 87).
This chapter covers the following information:
■
Installing the Easy Management software
■
Connecting the projector to and configuring it for the network
■
Using EMP Monitor
■
Using EMP NetworkManager
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Installing the Easy Management
Software
The projector software CD-ROM includes the software you need to
use the projector’s EMP Monitor and EMP NetworkManager.
System Requirements
Before you install the software, make sure your computer meets these
requirements:
note
The Easy Management
software cannot be installed
on Macintosh systems.
■
Microsoft® Windows 98 SE, XP, 2000, Me, or NT 4.0 (service
pack 6a or later)
■
Pentium® MMX 166 MHz processor (Pentium II 233 MHz or
better recommended)
■
At least 256MB of RAM
■
At least 7MB of free hard disk space
■
XGA (1024 × 768) or better display adapter and monitor
Installing the Software
Follow these steps to install the software:
1. Insert the projector software CD-ROM in your computer’s
CD-ROM drive. You see this screen:
Click here
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2. Click Install to install both EMP Monitor and EMP Network
Manager.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
4. When you’re finished, click Exit.
Once installed, you can access these programs from your computer’s
Start menu.
Connecting and Configuring the
Projector
note
If you don’t want to install
both programs, click
Custom, select the program
you want to install on the
next screen, and click
Install.
If you need to uninstall
the software, use the
Add/Remove Programs
utility in the Windows
Control Panel.
Before using the Easy Management software to manage your
projector(s), you have to connect each projector you want to monitor
to your network and configure it with an appropriate IP address.
1. Connect the projector to your network using a commercially
available 100baseTX or 10baseT network cable.
Connect the cable to the Ethernet port on the projector as shown.
Ethernet port
2. Turn on the projector (see page 36).
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3. Press the Menu button on the remote control and select Network
from the Advanced2 menu.
Video
Brightness Control : High
Audio
Effect
Projector ID
Network
Setting
COM Port
Low
:1
Set
Select Network
Set
Advanced1
: RS-232C USB
Auto setup
: ON OFF
BNC Sync Termination : ON OFF
Advanced2
Reset
User's Logo
Execute
About
Reset All
note
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
projectors you’re monitoring.
If you have HP OpenView,
a plug-in will be available
to allow you to manage your
projectors in HP OpenView.
Check with your dealer or
Epson for availability (see
page 121).
[
]: Select [
]: Enter
[Menu]: Exit
4. If your network assigns addresses automatically, turn on DHCP.
5. If your network does not assign addresses automatically, turn off
DHCP and enter the projector’s IP Address, Subnet Mask,
Gateway Address, and MAC Address, as needed.
■
To enter numbers using the remote control, press the Num
button until it lights, then use the number keypad shown
below.
Zero
Num button
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■
To change the network addresses from the projector’s control
panel, press the right and left arrow buttons to select the part
of the address you want to enter, then use the up and down
arrow buttons to increase or decrease the numeric value.
Select the
part of the
address to
change
Increase
or
decrease
the value
When you finish changing an address in the network menu, press
the Enter button (on the remote control) or the Auto/Enter
button (on the projector). This stores the value.
6. When done making all necessary changes, press ESC to exit the
menu system.
Using EMP Monitor
EMP Monitor lets you manage all your projectors using a remote
computer. This lets you easily turn the projectors on or off (together
or individually), switch image sources, and check on their status.
Before using EMP Monitor, make sure you’ve installed the software as
described on page 86. The computer you’re using to monitor the
projector should already be connected to your network.
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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 (see
page 95), 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, right-click the program icon shown above,
then select Exit.
Registering a Projector
Before you can monitor a projector, you have to register it. Follow
these steps:
1. Click Start > Programs or All Programs > EPSON Projector
> EMP Monitor. You see this screen:
Click here
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2. Click Register projector as shown.
You see this screen:
Click here
note
3. Click Auto detect to locate projectors currently operating on the
network. Or click Manual registration and enter the projector’s
name and network address.
Any projectors found on the network are listed as shown below:
If Auto detect fails to find
the projector, your projector
may not be connected or
configured correctly for the
network. See page 87.
Click here
4. Select each projector you want to add by clicking its name, then
clicking the Add button. When you’re done adding projectors,
click Close.
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You see this screen with a list of all registered projectors.
note
To delete a projector from
the list, highlight the
projector name, and click
Delete.
5. Click Close.
You see the status of each of your registered projectors on the main
EMP Monitor screen:
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Monitoring Your Projectors
The EMP Monitor screen lets you monitor your projectors using the
Status, Video Source, and Error icons shown below. This lets you see
which projectors are currently being used, from which source (or port)
they are projecting an image, and if a problem occurs.
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 menu system
(see page 75).
You can monitor up to 64
projectors.
Remember that when
Standby Mode is set to
Network ON, the exhaust
fan continues to operate
after the projector has cooled
down. This is normal.
Status icon
Video Source
icon
Error icon
For detailed status information, select the projector in question and
click View details.
The following table explains the meaning of the status icons:
Status icons
(green)
Projecting; no problems
(dark)
Turned off; no problems
(green)
Projecting; problems detected
(dark)
Turned off; problems detected
Network error (for example, not connected to
network, or power cable disconnected).
You may also see this error if Network OFF is
selected in Standby Mode (see page 75).
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The following table explains the meaning of the video source icons:
Video source icons
Computer, Computer1, or InputA
Computer2 or InputB
S-Video
Video
D4 (Digital)
DVI or HDMI (Digital)
The following table explains the meaning of the error icons
(see Chapter 7 for recommended solutions to problems):
Error icons
Lamp replacement notification (the lamp is nearing
the end of its life; see page 104)
High-speed cooling in progress (the projector is
getting too hot but continues to operate)
Lamp out or lamp cover open
Overheating (projection is turned off automatically)
Internal problem
Fan error
Sensor error
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Controlling Your Projectors
The control buttons in the upper-right let you turn on and off the
projectors and select video sources. (Hold the mouse pointer over a
button to see a description of its meaning.) Make sure you’ve selected
the projector you want to operate (with the mouse pointer) before
clicking one of the buttons.
Control buttons
note
To turn on a projector when
it’s in standby mode
(plugged in but not
projecting), you must have
selected Network ON as the
Standby Mode setting in
the projector’s menu system
(see page 75).
Remember that when
Standby Mode is set to
Network ON, the exhaust
fan continues to operate
after the projector has cooled
down. This is normal.
Configuring the Monitoring Interval
If you need to have the most current status information about your
projectors, click the Refresh button in the EMP Monitor screen.
You can also select how often EMP Monitor checks the projector
status:
1. From the Tool menu, select Configuration. You see this screen.
note
If you want EMP Monitor
to run whenever you start
your computer, click Add to
Startup.
2. Select the desired update interval and click OK.
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Using EMP NetworkManager
You can use EMP NetworkManager to send out messages by e-mail,
notifying you when a problem occurs with a projector. Before running
EMP NetworkManager, make sure you’ve installed the software as
described on page 86. Then follow the steps below to create e-mail
settings for each projector you want to monitor.
Selecting the Projectors to Monitor
1. To start EMP NetworkManager, click Start > Programs or
All Programs > EPSON Projector > EMP NetworkManager.
You see the EMP NetworkManager screen. The projectors you’ve
already registered through EMP Monitor appear as icons.
2. If you’d like to register a projector manually and you know its IP
Proj(ector) address selection
address, double-click the
icon.
You see this screen:
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3. Enter the projector’s IP address and click Add. The projector’s
icon is added to the EMP NetworkManager screen.
4. Click Connect to connect the projector to the network.
Setting a Password
You can set a password to restrict access to each projector from EMP
NetworkManager:
1. Right-click the icon of the projector whose password you want to
set, then select Change Password.
2. Enter a password up to 14 characters in length.
Creating the E-Mail Settings
1. If EMP NetworkManager is not already running, open it from
the Start menu.
You see your registered projectors displayed as shown:
2. Double-click the icon for the projector whose e-mail settings you
want to create. Enter your password, if you created one (see
above).
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note
The projector must be
plugged in (projecting or in
standby mode) for you to be
able to connect to it.
To access a projector in
standby mode, you must
select Network ON as the
Standby Mode setting in
the projector’s menu system
(see page 75).
Remember that when
Standby Mode is set to
Network ON, the exhaust
fan continues to operate
after the projector has cooled
down. This is normal.
3. EMP NetworkManager connects to the projector, and you see
this screen:
4. Verify that the network settings are correct. (If DHCP is on, you
don’t need to verify network settings.)
■
Make any desired changes to the projector’s network address
configuration (turning off DHCP enables the manual
settings).
■
You can give the projector a name—up to 15 characters long,
including the following symbols: ! @ # $ % ^ & ' . - _ { } ~
Naming the projector helps you identify it in EMP Monitor
and EMP NetworkManager, especially if you’re managing
more than a few of them.
5. Click Mail Notification Settings.
You see this screen:
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6. Select ON for the Mail Notification setting.
7. Enter the IP address and port number of the SMTP server used
for sending e-mail. (The port’s default setting is 25, but you can
enter any number from 1 to 65535.)
8. Enter up to three e-mail addresses where you want the event
notification messages to be sent.
9. Click the Setting a Notification Event button next to each
address, then select the conditions under which you want a
message to be sent.
10. Click OK, then click OK again on the next screen. Click Set on
the Setup for Network Projector screen and confirm as needed.
11. When you see the test message window, you can send a message
with the heading “TEST MAIL” to the addresses you have
entered. The projector’s name and IP address are included in the
body of the message.
note
A no-signal message is
reported when no image
signals are being input to a
projector. If the projector
will not normally be
displaying an image, do not
select ‘no signal’ as a
condition for which you
want a message to be sent.
12. When done making all your projector settings, close EMP
NetworkManager. (It does not have to be open for messages to be
sent or received.)
Understanding the Notification Messages
If a projector experiences a problem, it sends an e-mail message to
each of the addresses you provided using EMP NetworkManager. The
message includes the heading “EPSON Projector” in the subject line.
The body of the message contains:
■
the name of the projector
■
the projector’s IP address
■
a description of the problem
The problem descriptions are similar to the errors reported by EMP
Monitor listed on page 94.
If a plus (+) sign appears before the description, it indicates that a
problem has occurred. A minus (–) sign appears when the problem
goes away or is resolved.
note
If a projector develops a
critical problem, it may not
be possible for it to report the
error.
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1
Maintaining the Projector
Y
our projector needs little maintenance. All you have 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.
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
cover. Dangerous electrical
voltages in the projector can
injure you severely. Do not
try to service this product
yourself, except as specifically
explained in this User’s
Guide. Refer all other
servicing to qualified service
personnel.
You also need to periodically clean the air filters at the side and base of
the projector. A clogged air filter can block ventilation needed to cool
the projector.
The only parts you should replace are the lamp and air filters (when
you order a new lamp, replacement filters come with it). 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 the air filters and vents
■
Replacing the lamp and air filters
■
Transporting the projector
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Cleaning the Lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
■
Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
■
To remove dirt or smears on the lens, use lens-cleaning tissue. If
necessary, moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and gently wipe
the lens surface.
Remove the cap
before cleaning
Cleaning the Projector Case
Before you clean the case, first turn off the projector and unplug the
power cord.
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■
To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free
cloth.
■
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water
and a neutral detergent. Then wipe the case.
■
Do not use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner, or other chemical
detergents. These can damage the case.
Maintaining the Projector
Cleaning the Air Filters and Vents
Clean the air filters and air vents after every 100 hours of use. If they
are not cleaned periodically, they can become clogged with dust,
preventing proper ventilation. This can cause overheating and damage
the projector.
Follow these steps:
1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord.
2. To clean the intake vents, Epson recommends using a small
vacuum cleaner designed for computers and other office
equipment. If you don’t have one, gently clean the vents with a
soft brush (such as an artist’s paintbrush).
3. Gently turn the projector over and remove the filters from the
side and bottom of the projector. Then use a small vacuum
cleaner or soft brush to clean the filters. Slide the filters back into
place when you’re done.
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4. If the dirt is difficult to remove or a filter is broken, replace the
filters as in the following section. Contact your dealer or call
Epson at (800) 873-7766 in the United States to obtain new ones.
In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
Replacing the Lamp and Air Filters
note
When you get a replacement
lamp for your projector, new
air filters are included. You
should replace the filters
when you replace the lamp.
Turn off this product when
not in use to prolong the life
of the projector.
The projection lamp typically lasts from 2000 to 3000 hours,
depending on the Brightness Control setting used (see page 68).
Selecting the low brightness setting maximizes the lamp’s life.
It is time to replace the lamp when:
■
The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
■
The message LAMP REPLACE appears on the screen when the
lamp comes on and the lamp warning light
flashes orange. To
maintain projector brightness and image quality, replace the lamp
as soon as possible.
■
The lamp warning light
You can check how long the
lamp has been in use (see
page 107).
warning
flashes red (the lamp is burnt out).
Contact your dealer or call Epson at (800) 873-7766 in the United
States for a replacement lamp. Request part number V13H010L22. In
Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
Let the lamp cool fully
before replacing it.
Follow these steps to replace the lamp and air filters:
In the unlikely event that
the lamp has broken, small
glass fragments may be
present and should be
removed carefully to avoid
injury.
2. When the power light stops flashing, unplug the power cord.
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1. Turn off the projector.
3. Let the projector cool for at least an hour (if it has been on). The
lamp is extremely hot immediately after use.
Maintaining the Projector
4. Turn the projector over and remove the air filters at the side and
bottom of the projector.
. . . and here
Slide the filter up
here . . .
5. Insert the two new air filters. They should click into place.
6. Insert the screwdriver supplied with the spare lamp, or some other
flat-tipped screwdriver, into the space beside the air vent. Gently
slide the lamp cover until the arrow on the cover is aligned with
the arrow on the projector. Then lift the cover off.
Insert the screwdriver here
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7. Loosen the two screws holding the lamp in place (you don’t need
to remove them).
8. Grasp the wire handle as shown and pull the lamp straight out.
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.
When you get a replacement
lamp for your projector, new
air filters are included. This
is a good time to install them
(see page 104).
9. Gently insert the new lamp.
10. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws and replace the
cover. (The projector won’t come on if the lamp cover is loose.)
11. Reset the lamp timer as described in the next section.
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Resetting the Lamp Timer
After you replace the lamp, you need to reset the lamp timer using the
projector’s menu.
1. Plug the projector in and turn it on.
2. Press the Menu button on the remote control (or on the
projector’s control panel). You see the main menu.
3. Use the
pointer button on the remote control (or the arrow
buttons on the projector) to highlight About, then press Enter.
You see this screen:
Video
Lamp (High Brightness) :
Audio
(Low Brightness) :
Effect
Setting
Reset Lamp Timer
: Computer
User's Logo
Input Signal
: Auto
Advanced1
Frequency
: H ---.---kHz
: V ---.---Hz
SYNC Polarity
: H -----: V ------
SYNC Mode
Resolution
: -----: ----x ----
Refresh Rate
: ---.-- Hz
About
Reset All
[
0H
Execute
Source
Advanced2
]: Select [
note
0H
]: Enter
Lamp usage
The lamp usage timer shows
0H until you’ve used the
lamp for at least 10 hours.
[Menu]: Exit
4. Select Reset Lamp Timer, then press Enter. You see this
prompt:
Reset Lamp Timer
Execute?
YES
NO
5. Select Yes, then press Enter.
6. When you’re finished, press ESC or Menu to exit.
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Transporting the Projector
The projector contains many glass and precision parts. Follow these
guidelines to prevent injury or damage:
note
■
When hand-carrying the projector, you should use the handle to
lift it only a short distance (for example, to set it on a table).
■
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 a long distance, first place it in a
hard-shell shipping case, and then pack it in a firm box, placing
cushioning around the case. (An optional ATA molded hard shell
case is available from Epson; see page 15.)
Epson shall not be liable for
any damages incurred
during transportation.
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1
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 problems with Easy Management
■
Solving problems with the remote control
■
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 blue ? Help button on top of the projector or
on the remote control. The following choices are available:
■
Problems with image
■
Problems with sound
■
Language change
Follow these steps to get help:
1. Press the blue ? Help button on the projector.
Help button on
projector
You see the Help menu:
Help Menu
No image appears on the screen.
The image is unsteady.
The image is not displayed fully on the screen.
(cut off/ too big/ too small/ partial)
The image colors don't look right.
The image is too dark.
The image is distorted.
[ESC]: Return [
]: Select [
]: Enter
[
]: Exit
2. Use the
pointer button on the remote control or the arrow
buttons on the projector to highlight menu items.
3. After highlighting a menu item, press the Enter button on the
remote control or on the projector to select it.
4. To exit the Help system, press the ? Help button.
If none of the suggestions solves your problem, see additional
solutions to problems in the following sections.
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Checking Projector Status
If your projector isn’t working correctly, first turn it off, wait for it to
cool (the P Power light stops flashing orange), and unplug it. Then
plug the power cord back in and turn on the projector. If this doesn’t
solve the problem, check the lights on top of the projector.
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.
Temperature light
Lamp light
Power light
Refer to the following table for a complete description of the
projector’s status lights and their meaning:
Status lights
Light
Status
Description
orange
The projector is in sleep mode. You can unplug it or press the Power
button to turn it on.
flashing green
The projector is warming up. Wait for the image to appear.
green
The projector is operating normally.
flashing orange
The projector is cooling down. You can’t turn it back on (and you should
not unplug it) until the light stops flashing and remains orange.
red
There is a problem with the fan or temperature sensor. Stop using the
projector, disconnect the power cable, and contact Epson or your dealer.
flashing red
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Status lights
Light
Status
Description
flashing red
Rapid cooling in progress. Although this is not an abnormal condition,
projection will stop automatically if the temperature rises too high again.
Make sure there is plenty of space around and under the projector for
ventilation, and that the air filters and vents are clear.
flashing orange
red
The projector is overheating, which turns the lamp off automatically. Wait
until the cooling fan stops, then unplug the power cord. Plug the power
cord back in and press the P Power button. Make sure the room
temperature is not above 95 °F (35 °C) and there is plenty of space
around and under the projector for ventilation.
The air filters may be clogged. Clean or replace them as described on
page 103.
If the projector continues to overheat after you clean the air filter, the
problem may be caused by damage to the cooling fan or temperature
sensor. Contact Epson for help.
Warning: Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do not
attempt to service this product yourself.
red
flashing orange
It’s time to replace the lamp. See page 104 for instructions. If you
continue to use the lamp after the replacement warning, there is an
increased possibility that the lamp may break.
flashing red
The lamp may be burned out. First make sure the lamp cover is securely
installed. If that’s not the problem, remove the lamp and replace it as
described on page 104. If this does not resolve the problem, contact
Epson as described on page 121.
flashing red
Power is cut off because of an internal problem. Remove the power cord
and contact Epson for help, as described on page 121.
Red / Flashing
red
The lamp may be cracked or installed incorrectly. Check the lamp; if it is
cracked, you must replace it (as described on page 104) before you can
use the projector again.
Also make sure the air filters and intake vents are clean. (See page 103.)
Make sure the lamp and cover are installed correctly. (See page 106.)
If checking the lamp installation and replacing the lamp does not solve
the problem, contact Epson as described on page 121.
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The
Power light is flashing orange and you cannot turn
on the projector.
The lamp is cooling down. Wait until the light turns off and then
press the Power button to turn on the projector.
The
Power light does not come on.
Make sure the power cord is connected securely both at the power
outlet and the projector. If you have just replaced the lamp, make sure
the cover is securely fastened.
Viewing Lamp Usage and Other Information
Use the About menu to view information about image source, the
display settings of your computer, and the number of hours the lamp
has been used.
1. Press the Menu button, then highlight the About menu and press
Enter.
You see the lamp usage hours and various input signal settings on
the right:
Lamp usage
note
The information displayed
depends on the input signal
currently selected.
The lamp typically lasts from 2000 to 3000 hours, depending on
the selected Brightness Control setting (see page 68). If the
number shown is close to that, make sure you have a spare lamp
handy. If you’ve installed a new lamp, be sure to reset the lamp
timer (see page 107).
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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 lens
cap is off.
■
The projector may be in sleep mode. If the P Power light is
orange, press the Power button to turn the projector on.
■
If the power was switched off and then on again, the projector
may still be cooling down. Wait until the P Power light stops
flashing and remains orange; then press the Power button again.
■
Try pressing the other Power button on the remote control or on
the projector.
■
Press the A/V Mute button to make sure the picture has not been
turned off temporarily.
■
The attached computer may be in sleep mode or displaying a
black screen saver. Try pressing a key on the computer.
You’ve connected a computer and see a blue screen with the
message No Signal displayed.
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■
Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described in
Chapter 1.
■
Try restarting your computer.
■
If you’ve connected a computer and one or more video sources,
you may need to press one of the Source buttons on the projector
or remote control to select the correct source. Allow a few seconds
for the projector to sync up after pressing the button.
If you’re using a PC notebook:
■
Hold down the Fn key on the keyboard 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
notebook’s manual or online help for details.
On most systems, the
key lets you toggle between the LCD
screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time.
■
Depending on your computer’s video card, you might need to use
the Display utility in the Control Panel to make sure that both the
LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. See your
computer’s documentation or online help for details.
If you’re using Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x:
1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then click
Monitors and Sound.
2. Click the Arrange icon.
3. Drag one monitor icon on top of the other. This lets you display
on the projector screen as well as the LCD screen.
4. If this option isn’t available, click the Monitor icon.
5. Select one of the listed Simulscan resolutions. (Allow a few
seconds for the projector to sync up after making the selection.)
If you’re using Macintosh OS X:
1. Open System Preferences.
2. Double-click Displays.
3. Make sure the VGA Display or Color LCD dialog box is selected.
4. Click the Arrange tab.
5. Make sure the Mirror Displays checkbox is selected.
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The message Not Supported is displayed.
■
Make sure the correct Input Signal is selected in the Setting
menu (see page 74).
■
Make sure your computer’s resolution doesn’t exceed UXGA
(1600 × 1200), and the frequency is supported by the projector
(see page 128). If necessary, change your computer’s resolution
setting as described in the following section.
Only part of the computer image is displayed.
■
Press the Auto button on the remote control.
■
Make sure the image Position setting is correct on the Video
menu. See Chapter 4 for more information.
■
Make sure your computer’s resolution setting is correct. Ideally, it
should be 1024 × 768 to match the projector’s native resolution.
If this option isn’t available, select one of the other compatible
video formats listed on page 128.
■
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■
Windows:
Right-click the desktop, select Properties, click the Settings
tab, and select a different resolution.
■
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x:
On the Apple menu, choose Control Panels, then click
Monitors and Sound. Select a different resolution.
■
Macintosh OS X:
Open System Preferences, double-click Displays, and
then 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 square, but keystone-shaped.
■
If the top or bottom of the image is broader, press the Sync + or
Sync – button on the projector until the image is square.
■
If the projector is angled toward the screen from the left or right,
the image will be broader on one side. Center the projector in
front of the middle of the screen, facing the screen squarely. If this
doesn’t work, press the Tracking + or Tracking – button on the
projection until the image is square.
■
If the image is trapezoid-shaped (no parallel sides), use Quick
Corner. Press the Menu button, select the Setting menu, then
select Keystone. Finally, select Quick Corner and make your
adjustments with the
pointer button. See page 45 for details.
The image contains static or noise.
■
Make sure the correct Input Signal is selected in the Setting
menu (see Chapter 4).
■
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 away 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 notebook
computer and the projector, turn off the notebook’s LCD display.
The image is blurry.
■
There may be dirt or smears on the lens. Clean the lens as
described on page 102.
■
Adjust the focus using the focus ring.
■
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 to a warm environment.
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■
Make sure the projector is within the recommended projection
distance (2.5 to 36.5 feet).
■
Adjust the Sharpness setting on the Video menu (see Chapter
4). When you change video settings, you should be able to see the
effect on the screen immediately. If you’re projecting from a
computer, you may also need to adjust the tracking and sync as
described in the next section. If you don’t like the new settings,
you can always select Reset to return to the factory default
settings.
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 Auto button on the remote control. This resets
the projector’s tracking and sync settings.
■
If further adjustment is needed, you can fine-tune the Tracking
and Sync settings manually using the Video menu as described in
Chapter 4.
1. Fill the screen with an image containing fine detail when
making these adjustments. For example, in Windows you can
select a pattern to appear as your desktop background. If this
option isn’t available, try projecting black text on a white
background.
2. Adjust the Tracking to eliminate vertical stripes.
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3. Adjust the Sync setting to increase the sharpness of the
image.
The colors of the image are not right.
■
If you’re displaying a computer image, use the Color Mode
option in the projector’s Video menu to adjust the color. If you’re
displaying video, adjust the Color, Tint, and Color Mode
settings on the Video menu.
■
Try changing the Color Adjustment setting on the Advanced1
menu.
■
Check your computer display settings to correct the color balance.
note
Because of the different
technologies used, your
projected image may not
exactly match the colors on
your notebook or computer
monitor.
There is no sound.
■
Make sure the A/V Mute button is not enabled.
■
Try adjusting the Volume setting in the Audio menu (see
page 73).
■
If you’re using a VCR or other video source, make sure the
volume is not turned all the way down or muted. Also, make sure
the cables are connected correctly, as described in Chapter 1.
■
If your presentation includes computer audio, make sure the
volume control on your computer is not turned all the way down
or muted. If you’re using the audio cable, make sure it is securely
connected to both the projector and your computer’s
headphone jack or
audio out jack.
■
Make sure the Windows volume controls on your computer are
not turned all the way down or set to Mute. You may be able to
check this by clicking the volume control in your Windows
System Tray (lower right corner of the screen).
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Solving Easy Management 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 87. Also, make sure you’ve
registered the projector with EMP Monitor. See page 90.
■
Make sure that Standby Mode in the Advanced1 menu is set to
Network ON.
■
If the computer you are using is running Windows XP, 2000, or
NT 4.x, you must be logged in as the Administrator.
■
Try restarting your computer.
Solving Problems with the Remote
Control
The projector doesn’t respond to remote control commands.
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■
If you’re using the remote control for the first time, be sure to
push up on the on/off switch, as shown on page 52.
■
The remote control’s battery may not be installed correctly or may
be low on power. To change the battery, see page 54.
■
Make sure your remote control’s ID is set to 0, or to the
projector’s ID. See page 64.
■
Make sure you are within 33 feet (10 meters) 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).
■
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. Also, turn off any nearby equipment that emits infrared
energy, such as a radiant room heater.
Where To Get Help
Internet Support
Visit Epson’s support website at http://support.epson.com and select
your product for solutions to common problems. You can download
utilities and documentation, get FAQs and troubleshooting advice, or
e-mail Epson with your questions.
Visit http://www.presentersonline.com to access tips, templates, and
training for developing successful presentations.
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 (toll or long distance charges may apply):
■
U.S.: (562) 276-4394, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday.
■
Canada: (905) 709-3839, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday.
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
■
Product name (Epson PowerLite 7900p)
■
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
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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A
Appendix A: Projector
Installation
T
his appendix provides guidelines on installing the projector in a
permanent location, such as a theater or conference room.
Installation Guidelines
The projector can be installed for four different viewing setups: front
projection, ceiling mounting, rear projection onto a semi-transparent
screen, or rear/ceiling projection, as shown:
Front projection
Ceiling mounting
Rear projection
Rear/ceiling projection
To project from overhead, you’ll need the optional ceiling mounting
hardware; see page 15 for ordering information. You’ll also need to
select Ceiling in the projector’s Advanced1 menu to flip the image
upside-down. To project from the rear, select Rear Proj (see page 76).
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warning
When installing or
adjusting the ceiling
mount, do not use
adhesives to prevent the
screws from loosening and
do not use any type of oil or
lubricant. These may cause
the projector casing to
crack and the projector
may fall, causing serious
injury and serious damage
to the projector.
If you’re mounting the projector on the ceiling and you place it above
screen level, you’ll have to tilt it down to position the image on-screen.
This causes the image to lose its square shape. You can then correct
the distortion by using the Keystone function in the projector’s
menu system (see page 71) or by using the Keystone buttons on the
projector’s control panel.
If you place the projector so that the base of the lens is level with the
bottom of the screen, the image will be square and you won’t have to
adjust it. If you place the lens lower than the bottom of the screen,
you’ll have to tilt the projector upward if you want to fill the whole
screen with the image.
If you want to be able to control the projector’s settings from a remote
computer, see Chapter 5.
You can also use the remote control to operate more than one
projector. See page 63.
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Appendix A: Projector Installation
A
Appendix B: Technical
Specifications
General
Type of display
Poly-silicon TFT active matrix
Size of LCD panels
Diagonal: 1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Lens
F=1.7 to 2.3, f=28 to 37 mm
Resolution
(native format)
1024 × 768 pixels (XGA)
Color reproduction
24 bit, 16.7 million colors
Brightness
4000 lumens (High brightness mode)
3500 lumens (Low brightness mode)
Contrast ratio
700:1
Image size
30 to 300 inches
Projection distance
2.5 to 36.5 feet (0.8 to 11 meters)
Projection methods
Front, rear, upside-down (ceiling mount)
Internal sound system
5 W monaural
Optical aspect ratio
4:3 (horizontal:vertical)
Zoom ratio
1:1.35
Noise level
36 dB
Keystone correction
Automatic with manual adjustment
capability, ± 40° (vertical), ± 20° (horizontal)
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Projection Lamp
note
Turn off this product when
not in use to prolong the life
of the projector.
Type
UHE (Ultra High Efficiency)
Power consumption
250 W
Lamp life
Up to 2000 hours (high brightness mode)
Up to 3000 hours (low brightness mode)
Part number
V13H010L22
Remote Control
Range
33 feet (10 meters)
Batteries (2)
Alkaline size AA
Mouse Compatibility
Supports USB
Dimensions
Height
4.6 inches (117 mm), feet retracted
Width
16.5 inches (419 mm)
Depth
12.8 inches (325 mm)
Weight
12.3 lb (5.6 kg)
Electrical
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Rated frequency
50/60 Hz AC
Power supply
100 to 120 VAC, 3.6 A
200 to 240 VAC, 1.6 A
Power consumption
Operating: 350 W
Standby: 1.5 W with Network OFF
47 W with Network ON
Appendix B: Technical Specifications
Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 41 to 104 °F (5 to 40 °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
Operating altitude
0 to 7,500 ft (0 to 2,286 m)
Safety
United States
FCC 47CFR Part 15B Class B (DoC)
UL60950 Third Edition
Canada
ICES-003 Class B
CSA C22.2 No. 60950
CE Marking
Directive 73/23/EEC
Directive 89/336/EEC
EN 55022, EN 55024
Pixelworks™ DNX™ ICs are used in this
projector.
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Compatible Video Formats
The projector supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM international video
standards, as well as the monitor display formats listed below.
To project images output from a computer, the computer’s video card
must be set at a refresh rate (vertical frequency) that’s compatible with
the projector; see the following table for compatible formats. As noted
below, some images are automatically resized to display in one of the
projector’s “native” formats (such as XGA). In addition, the
frequencies of some computers may not allow images to display
correctly; see your computer’s documentation for details.
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Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
VGAEGA
70
640 × 350*
VGA—60
VESA—72
VESA—75
VESA—85
60
72
75
85
640 ×
640 ×
640 ×
640 ×
480*
480*
480*
480*
SVGA—56
SVGA—60
SVGA—72
SVGA—75
SVGA—85
SVGA—100
SVGA—120
56
60
72
75
85
100
120
800 ×
800 ×
800 ×
800 ×
800 ×
800 ×
800 ×
600*
600*
600*
600*
600*
600*
600*
XGA—60
XGA—70
XGA—75
XGA—85
XGA—100
XGA—120
60
70
75
85
100
120
1024 ×
1024 ×
1024 ×
1024 ×
1024 ×
1024 ×
768
768
768
768
768
768
SXGA1—70
SXGA1—75
SXGA1—85
SXGA1—100
70
75
85
100
1152 ×
1152 ×
1152 ×
1152 ×
864
864
864
864
SXGA2—60
SXGA2—75
SXGA2—85
60
75
85
1280 × 960*
1280 × 960*
1280 × 960*
SXGA3—60
SXGA3—75
SXGA3—85
60
75
85
1400 × 1050*
1400 × 1050*
1400 × 1050*
Appendix B: Technical Specifications
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
UXGA—60
UXGA—65
UXGA—70
UXGA—75
UXGA—80
UXGA—85
60
65
70
75
80
85
1600 ×
1600 ×
1600 ×
1600 ×
1600 ×
1600 ×
MAC13
MAC16
MAC19
MAC21
67
75
75
75
640 × 480*
832 × 624*
1024 × 768
1152 × 870*
NTSC
NTSC 4:43
PAL
N-PAL
M-PAL
PAL—60
SECAM
60
60
50
50
60
60
50
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
HDTV (720p)
HDTV (1080i)
60
60
1024 × 576*
1024 × 576*
SDTV (480i)
SDTV (480p)
SDTV (625i)
SDTV (625p)
60
60
50
50
1024 ×
1024 ×
1024 ×
1024 ×
*The
1200*
1200*
1200*
1200*
1200*
1200*
768
768
768
768
image is resized using Epson’s SizeWise™ Technology.
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Appendix B: Technical Specifications
A
Appendix C: Notices
This appendix 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.
Placez l’appareil près d’une prise de courant où la fiche peut être débranchée
facilement.
■
Insert the projector’s three-wire grounding-type plug into a properly
grounded outlet. If you have a two-prong outlet, contact an electrician
to replace it. Do not hold the plug with wet hands.
■
Take the following precautions for the plug. Failure to comply with
these precautions could result in sparks or fire: Do not insert the plug
into an outlet with dust present. Insert the plug firmly into the outlet.
■
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience
receptacles. This can cause fire or electric shock.
■
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.
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■
Never push objects of any kind through the cabinet slots. Never spill
liquid of any kind into the projector.
■
Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to
service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified 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 104 °F (5 to 40 °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: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the
State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
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Remote Control Information
You can operate the projector by remote control via a line-of-sight infrared
(IR) receiver at the front and rear of the projector. The projector may not
respond to remote control commands under the following conditions:
■
There is an object between the remote control IR emitter and the IR
receiver on the projector.
■
Ambient light is too bright.
■
Certain types of fluorescent lighting are used.
■
A strong light source shines into the IR receiver.
■
Other equipment that emits infrared energy, such as a radiant room
heater, is in the room.
These conditions commonly cause problems for most infrared-controlled
equipment. Try the following:
■
The remote control’s battery may be low on power; replace it.
■
Dim the ambient lighting and/or turn off any fluorescent lights.
■
Close any window coverings and/or move the projector out of direct
sunlight.
■
Turn off other equipment that emits infrared energy.
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Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15, Class B Personal Computers and
Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B
Personal Computers
We:
Located at:
Epson America, Inc.
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
MS: 3-13
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
Telephone:
(562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies
with 47CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device. Each
product marketed, is identical to the representative unit tested and found to
be compliant with the standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the
equipment being produced can be expected to be within the variation
accepted, due to quantity production and testing on a statistical basis as
required by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
Epson
Type of Product: Projector
Model:
EMP-7900/EMP-7900NL
Marketing Name: PowerLite 7900p
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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this
equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause
interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this
equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded
equipment interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than
one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
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Warranty
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty
Basic Two-Year Warranty and 90-Day Lamp Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“Epson”) warrants to the original
retail purchaser of the Epson product enclosed with this limited warranty
statement that the product, if purchased and operated in the United States or
Canada, conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications and will be free from
defects in workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years from the
date of original purchase (except that the warranty period is 90 days for
projector lamps). For warranty service, you must provide proof of the date of
original purchase.
What Epson Will Do To Correct Problems: If you elect carry-in warranty
service, please bring the product securely packaged in its original container or
an equivalent, along with proof of the date of original purchase, to your
Epson Dealer or Epson Customer Care Center. Epson will, at its option,
repair or replace on an exchange basis the defective unit, without charge for
parts or labor. When warranty service involves the exchange of the product or
of a part, the item replaced becomes Epson property. The exchanged product
or part may be new or previously refurbished to the Epson standard of
quality, and at Epson’s option, the replacement may be another model of like
kind and quality. Epson’s liability for replacement of the covered product will
not exceed the original retail selling price of the covered product. Exchange
or replacement products or parts assume the remaining warranty period of
the product covered by this limited warranty. However, each replacement
lamp carries the limited 90-day warranty stated above.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty does not apply to
refurbished or reconditioned products. This warranty covers only normal
consumer use in the United States and Canada. For lamps, 24-hour-per-day
use causes unusual strain and is not considered normal use. This warranty
does not cover consumables (e.g., fuses), other than lamps. This warranty is
not transferable. Epson is not responsible for warranty service should the
Epson label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed or should
the product fail to be properly maintained or fail to function properly as a
result of misuse, abuse, improper installation, neglect, improper shipping,
damage caused by disasters such as fire, flood, and lightning, improper
electrical current, software problems, interaction with non-Epson products,
or service other than by an Epson Authorized Servicer. Postage, insurance, or
shipping costs incurred in presenting your Epson product for carry-in
warranty service are your responsibility. If a claimed defect cannot be
identified or reproduced in service, you will be held responsible for costs
incurred.
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THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS
APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE
LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE.
UNLESS STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENTS OR
REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR FIRM
ARE VOID. IN THE EVENT THE REMEDIES ABOVE FAIL, EPSON’S
ENTIRE LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO A REFUND OF THE
PRICE PAID FOR THE EPSON PRODUCT COVERED BY THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS WRITTEN
WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS
AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE,
OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR
INABILITY TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER
RESULTING FROM BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER
LEGAL THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts and some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions
may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights, which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
To locate the Authorized Epson Servicer nearest you, call the Epson
ConnectionSM at (800) 637-7661 + PIN or (562) 276-4394 in the U.S. and
(905) 709-3839 in Canada or write to: Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box
93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-3012.
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Appendix C: Notices
Index
A
C
A/V Mute, 57, 78 to 80, 114
About menu, 107, 113
Accessories, 15, 121
Adapter, Macintosh, 14, 15, 30
Air filter
cleaning, 103 to 104
ordering, 15
replacing, 104 to 106
Alerts, email, 96 to 99
Anti-theft device, 15, 19
Aspect ratio, 125
Audio
adjusting volume, 47, 73
cable, 10, 34
connecting equipment, 33 to 34
menu, 73
problems, troubleshooting, 119
turning off (using A/V Mute), 57
Auto button, 47
Cables
BNC, 23, 25, 28
component-to-VGA, 15
composite (RCA), 20 to 21
DVI, 15, 29
illustrations, 13
mouse, 31
ordering, 15
remote control cable set, 15
S-Video, 14, 15, 22
Carrying case, 15, 108
Ceiling mount, 15, 123
Cleaning
air filter, 103 to 104
lens, 102
projector case, 102
Color
correcting with Wall Shot, 48 to 49
problems, 119
settings, 72
Color Mode setting, 72
Component video
cable, 20, 23
Composite (RCA) video cable, 20 to 21
Computer
connecting to, 26 to 30
correcting images, 47
selecting source, 38
Connecting projector
to a computer, 26 to 30
to audio equipment, 33 to 34
to video equipment, 20 to 25
Contrast ratio, 125
Contrast setting, 68
B
Bass, adjusting, 73
Batteries, installing, 54
Blank screen, 39 to 41, 114 to 115
Blurry image, 117
Brightness, 125
Brightness setting, 68
139
D
H
Declaration of Conformity, 134
Default password, 77
Default settings, restoring, 67
Desktop adapter, Macintosh, 14, 15, 30
Direct Power ON, 76
Distance from projector to screen, 18, 125
Documentation, 11
DVD player, connecting, 20 to 25
DVI cable, 15, 29
DVI port, connecting to, 29
HDTV formats, supported, 129
Height of image, adjusting, 43
Help system, using, 110
Help, Epson, 11, 121
HP OpenView, 85
E
Easy Management
configuring the projector, 87 to 89
monitoring the projector, 89 to 95
problems, 120
receiving e-mail alerts, 96 to 99
system requirements, 86
Electrical specifications, 126
EMP Monitor
changing monitoring interval, 95
installing software, 86 to 87
using, 89 to 95
EMP NetworkManager
installing software, 86 to 87
using, 96 to 99
Entering the password, 82 to 83
Environmental specifications, 127
Epson
accessories, 15, 121
presentation tips, 11
PrivateLine Support, 11, 121
technical support, 11, 121
E-Zoom button, 57 to 58
F
FCC compliance statement, 135
Filter, see Air filter
Focusing image, 42
Freeze button, 57
140
Index
I
ID setting, 63 to 64
iMac, connecting to, 14
Image
adjusting, 42 to 47, 68 to 72
capturing and saving in projector, 78 to 79
correcting shape, 44 to 46, 71, 117
fitting on screen, 116
freezing, 57
height, adjusting, 43
positioning, 43, 68
previewing, 56
problems with, 114 to 119
projecting on walls, 48 to 49
raising, 43
resizing, 71
selecting source, 38, 55 to 56, 74 to 75
size and projection distance, 18, 125
turning off (using A/V Mute), 57
zooming, 42, 57 to 58
Input signal, selecting, 38, 55 to 56, 74 to 75
Installing projector, 123 to 124
K
Kensington anti-theft device, 15, 19
Keystone correction, 44 to 45, 71, 117, 124,
125
L
Lamp
number of hours used, 113
ordering, 15
replacing, 104 to 107
specifications, 126
status light, 111 to 113
Lamp timer, resetting, 107
Language setting, 76
Lens
cleaning, 102
ordering, 15
specifications, 125
Lights, status, 111 to 113
Logo
creating, 78 to 79
displaying, 79 to 82
M
Macintosh desktop adapter, 14, 15, 30
Manuals, 11
Menus
About, 107, 113
Audio, 73
default settings, restoring, 67
User’s Logo, 78 to 79
using, 66 to 67
Video, 68 to 70
Monitor, connecting external, 32
Monitoring projector
EMP Monitor, 89 to 95
HP OpenView, 85
receiving e-mail alerts, 96 to 99
Mouse
connecting cable for remote, 31
using remote control as, 62
N
Network
managing projector remotely, 85 to 99
setting, 75, 93, 95, 98
New Hardware Wizard, 37
No Signal message, 39, 114 to 115
Noise level, 125
Notebook computer
connecting to, 27 to 31
display problems, 39 to 41, 114 to 116
selecting source, 38
O
Operation Lock setting, 77, 83
Optical aspect ratio, 125
Options for projector, 14 to 15
P
Password
default, 77
entering, 82 to 83
logo protection, 78 to 83
prompt, 82
request code, 82
setting, 80 to 81
turning on, 81 to 82
Picture source, selecting, 38, 55 to 56, 74 to 75
Picture, see Image
P-in-P image, 58 to 59
Pixelworks, 127
Pointer tool, using, 59 to 61
Position setting, 68
Positioning
image, 43, 68
projector, 18
Power
button, 37
specifications, 126
status light, 37, 111 to 113
PowerPoint slides, presenting, 31, 62
Presentations
room conditions, 52, 72
tips and training, 11
using the pointer tool, 59 to 61
Presenters Online, 11, 121
Previewing image sources, 56
PrivateLine Support, 11, 121
Problems
color, 119
image, 114 to 119
monitoring projector, 120
no signal, 39, 114 to 115
remote control, 120
sound, 119
using on-screen help, 110
Index 141
Projecting without screen, 48 to 49
Projection distance, 18, 125
Projection lamp, see Lamp
Projector
carrying case, 15, 108
cleaning, 102
connections, see Connecting projector
disabling buttons, 83
distance from screen, 18, 125
ID, setting, 63
installing, 123 to 124
lamp specifications, 126
monitoring remotely, 85 to 99
multiple projectors, controlling, 63 to 64
options, 15
password protection, 77, 80 to 83
positioning, 18 to 19
resolution, 125
security features, 77 to 83
specifications, 125 to 127
transporting, 108
troubleshooting, 109 to 113
turning off, 49 to 50
turning on, 36 to 37
unpacking, 13
viewing information about, 113
Q
Quick Corner, using, 45 to 46
R
Raising image, 43
RCA-style video cable, 20 to 21
Rear-screen projection, 76, 123
Registration, 12
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Index
Remote control
as wireless mouse, 62
battery used, 126
connecting cable for mouse, 31
ID setting, 64
information, 133
problems, 120, 133
range, 126
replacing batteries, 54
running slideshow with, 31
specifications, 126
storing, 52
troubleshooting, 120
turning on, 52
using, 51 to 64
Replacing lamp, 104 to 107
Request code, password, 82
Resetting lamp timer, 107
Resetting menu options, 67
Resize image, 71
Resolution, 70, 125
S
Safety
instructions, 131 to 132
specifications, 127
Screen
blank, 39 to 41, 114 to 115
distance from projector, 18
logo, creating, 78 to 79
ordering, 15
Screen image, See Image
Screen logo, see User’s Logo
Screens, accessories, 15
SDTV formats, supported, 129
Security
Kensington lock, 15
Operation Lock, 77, 83
password, 77, 80 to 83
Setting a password, 80 to 81
Sleep mode, 49, 76
Slideshow, presenting, 31, 62
Software installation, 86 to 87
Sound
adjusting, 47, 73
troubleshooting, 119
Source
previewing, 56
selecting, 38, 55 to 56, 74 to 75
viewing, 113
Speaker, specifications, 125
Speakers, connecting, 34
Specifications
brightness, 125
dimensions, 126
electrical, 126
environmental, 127
general, 125
lamp, 126
lens, 125
remote control, 126
resolution, 125
safety, 127
Standby Mode setting, 75, 93, 95, 98
Startup screen
creating, 78 to 79
displaying, 79 to 82
user’s logo, see User’s Logo
Status lights, 111 to 113
Support, Epson, 11, 121
S-Video cable, 14, 15, 22
Switching picture source, 38, 55 to 56,
74 to 75
Synchronization, adjusting, 47, 118 to 119
System requirements, 86
T
Technical support, 11, 121
Temperature
requirements, 127
status light, 111 to 113
Tint setting, 72
Tracking, adjusting, 47, 118 to 119
Transporting projector, 108
Treble, adjusting, 73
Troubleshooting
blank screen, 39 to 41
cut-off image, 116
distorted image, 44 to 46
Easy Management, 120
image and sound problems, 114 to 119
no signal, 39, 114 to 115
projector problems, 109 to 113
remote control problems, 120
Turning off picture (using A/V Mute), 57
Turning off projector, 49 to 50
Turning on password, 81 to 82
Turning on User’s Logo, 81 to 82
Typing the password, 82 to 83
U
Unpacking projector, 13
USB cable, 31
User’s Logo
creating, 78 to 79
displaying, 79 to 80
turning on, 81 to 82
V
VCR, connecting, 20 to 25
VGA computer cable, 13, 27
Video
cables, 14 to 15, 20
connecting video equipment, 20 to 25
display settings, viewing, 113
formats, supported, 128 to 129
menu, 68 to 70
selecting source, 38, 55 to 56, 74 to 75
Volume, adjusting, 47, 73
Index 143
W
Wall Shot, 48 to 49
Warning lights, 111 to 113
Warranty, 12, 136 to 137
Wireless, mouse, 31, 62
Z
Zoom ratio, 125
Zooming image, 42, 57 to 58
144
Index
Front/Top
Focus ring
Zoom ring
Temperature light
Lamp light
Remote Control
Power light
Control panel
Page up and down
Change slides in PowerPoint
Air exhaust vent
E-Zoom button
Enlarges section of image
Remote control receiver
A/V buttons
Control image and sound
Foot release lever
Air filter
Adjustable foot
Handle
Light button
Illuminates remote
control buttons
Enter and ESC
Use as mouse buttons
or to make menu selections
Lens cover
Menu button
Activates menu system
Back
USB
port
Control port for
service use only
Computer
port
DVI
port
Remote control
receiver
Network port
Security lock
Monitor-out port
Wall Shot button
Corrects color when
projecting on wall
or blackboard
Audio-out port
BNC ports
Remote port
Video port and
related audio ports
Preview button
Displays active
image sources
Rear adjustable
foot
S-Video port and
related audio ports
Audio-in port
(for Computer
and DVI
connections)
Speaker
Power inlet
Num button
Enables number keypad
Power button
Turns the projector on and off
ON/OFF switch
Turns the remote control
on and off
Pointer button
Moves cursor on the screen
Effect button
Selects pointer or
drawing tool
Help button
Provides on-screen help
Source buttons
Switch between equipment
connected to projector ports
Auto button
Optimizes tracking, sync,
resolution, and position
Preset button
Retrieves saved settings
for Video menu
Volume controls
Control sound
ID button
Sets remote control ID code
Front/Top
Focus ring
Zoom ring
Temperature light
Lamp light
Remote Control
Power light
Control panel
Page up and down
Change slides in PowerPoint
Air exhaust vent
E-Zoom button
Enlarges section of image
Remote control receiver
A/V buttons
Control image and sound
Foot release lever
Air filter
Adjustable foot
Handle
Light button
Illuminates remote
control buttons
Enter and ESC
Use as mouse buttons
or to make menu selections
Lens cover
Menu button
Activates menu system
Back
USB
port
Control port for
service use only
Computer
port
DVI
port
Remote control
receiver
Network port
Security lock
Monitor-out port
Wall Shot button
Corrects color when
projecting on wall
or blackboard
Audio-out port
BNC ports
Remote port
Video port and
related audio ports
Preview button
Displays active
image sources
Rear adjustable
foot
S-Video port and
related audio ports
Audio-in port
(for Computer
and DVI
connections)
Speaker
Power inlet
Num button
Enables number keypad
Power button
Turns the projector on and off
ON/OFF switch
Turns the remote control
on and off
Pointer button
Moves cursor on the screen
Effect button
Selects pointer or
drawing tool
Help button
Provides on-screen help
Source buttons
Switch between equipment
connected to projector ports
Auto button
Optimizes tracking, sync,
resolution, and position
Preset button
Retrieves saved settings
for Video menu
Volume controls
Control sound
ID button
Sets remote control ID code