Epson PowerLite 703C User manual

Epson PowerLite 703C User manual
EPSON PowerLite 703c
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.
Copyright Notice
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in
any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior
written permission of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for
use with this EPSON product. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other
products.
Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third
parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse,
or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the
U.S.) failure to strictly comply with SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION’s operating and maintenance instructions.
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION shall not be liable for any damages or problems arising from the use of any
options or any consumable products other than those designated as Original EPSON Products or EPSON
Approved Products by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
EPSON is a registered trademark of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
EPSON Extra Care is a service mark; EPSON Store and SizeWise are trademarks; and PrivateLine, Presenters
Club, and PowerLite are registered trademarks of Epson America, Inc.
General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of
their respective owners. EPSON disclaims any and all rights in those marks.
CPD-11727
Copyright © 2001 by Epson America, Inc.
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Contents
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting the Most from Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Your Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading This Manual Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting More Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Registration and Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpacking the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Setting Up the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Positioning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a Laptop Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Computer Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Cable for Remote Mouse Control . . .
Amplifying Computer Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to Video Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the RCA AV Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting S-Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
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Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Turning On Your Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Turning On the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
What To Do If You See a Blank Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Focusing and Zooming Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Adjusting the Height of Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Adjusting the Image Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Shutting Down the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Turning On and Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Installing Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Turning On the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Controlling the Picture and Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Switching Between Picture Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Turning Off the Picture and Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Stopping Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Zooming Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Resizing the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Displaying Picture-in-Picture Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Highlighting Your Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using the Pointer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Using Box Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Drawing Horizontal and Vertical Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Drawing Freehand Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Using the Remote Control as a Wireless Mouse . . . . . . . . . 36
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Fine-tuning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Using the Projector’s Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Menu Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repositioning the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting Image Appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizing the Highlighting Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Your Own Startup Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capturing the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up When the Image Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizing Projector Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Advanced Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Lamp Usage and Other Information . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring the Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintaining and Transporting
the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Cleaning the Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Projector Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Solving Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Using On-Screen Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What To Do When the Lights Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Problems with the Image or Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Problems with the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telephone Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix A: Connecting to Additional
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Installing the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Connecting to an External Audio System . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Connecting to a PC Desktop Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Connecting the Computer Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Connecting the Mouse Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Connecting the Audio Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Connecting to a Desktop Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Connecting the Computer Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Connecting the Mouse Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Connecting the Audio Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Connecting to a High-End Workstation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
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Appendix B: Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Remote Control Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
FCC Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Appendix C: Technical Specifications . . . . . . . 87
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Projection Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Mouse Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Compatible Video Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Computer Video Port Pin Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
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Welcome
The EPSON
® PowerLite®
703c is a super-portable projector that
offers 1000 ANSI lumens of brightness. From boardrooms to
auditoriums, your full-color presentations and videos will be bright
and visible even in ordinary room lighting.
Images are displayed at a resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels. Three
0.9-inch LCDs provide a 320:1 contrast ratio for incredibly vivid
images and clear text. Support for S-video contributes to
theater-quality performance.
With EPSON’s patented SizeWise™ technology, the projector
supports computer displays ranging from VGA through UXGA.
You can connect the projector to a wide range of computers, including
IBM® compatible PCs and laptops, Apple® Macintosh,® Power
Macintosh™ series (including G3 and G4 systems), PowerBook®
computers, many iMac™ and iBook™ series systems, and high-end
workstations such as the Sun® SPARCstation.™
You can use any of the following video sources: VCR, DVD player,
camcorder, digital camera, or laser disc player, supporting NTSC,
PAL, or SECAM video.
Welcome 1
Getting the Most from Your Projector
Depending on your presentation, you can take advantage of any or all
of these options:
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Connecting to a laptop or other computer
If you want to connect to a PC laptop or Macintosh PowerBook,
see page 12. To connect to a desktop computer or workstation,
see Appendix A.
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Connecting to video sources
You can connect a DVD player, VCR, camcorder, laser disc
player, digital camera, or any other video source to your projector.
You can connect both computer and video sources at the same
time and easily switch between them. See page 15 for instructions.
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Using the remote control
The remote control lets you switch from computer to video
source, with access to picture-in-picture, pointer, zoom, and
many other projector features. For details, see Chapter 3.
By connecting an additional cable, you can also use the remote
control as a wireless mouse. This lets you click through
computer-based presentations (such as PowerPoint®) from up to
30 feet away. For more information, see page 36.
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Including sound in your presentation
If your presentation includes sound, you can connect an audio
cable to use the projector’s built-in stereo speakers. For details, see
page 14 (for laptops) or Appendix A (for other systems).
You can also connect external speakers or a public address system
to the projector’s Audio Out port; see page 72.
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Welcome
Using Your Documentation
To connect the projector to your laptop and get your presentation
running fast, see the Quick Setup sheet that came in your Owner’s Kit.
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.
Reading This Manual Online
Your PowerLite 703c CD-ROM includes an electronic copy of this
manual. You may find it convenient to copy it onto your laptop’s hard
drive so it’s always with you—for example, when taking your
presentation on the road.
To view your electronic manual, you need to use Adobe® Acrobat®
Reader. Just insert the PowerLite CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive,
select the Install/View User’s Guide button and click Install User’s
Guide or View User’s Guide.
note
If you do not have Acrobat
Reader, you can install it
from the CD-ROM.
When you open the manual, you see this toolbar:
show navigation
pane
first page
previous page
last page
next page
You have several ways to navigate through the manual:
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Click in the table of contents on the left side of the screen to move
quickly to the topic of your choice.
■
Use the arrow buttons in the toolbar or on the vertical scroll bar
on the right side of the screen to move through the manual.
Welcome 3
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If you hold your mouse pointer over text and the hand changes to
an index finger, you can click to jump to a related topic.
For more information, see your Acrobat Reader online guide.
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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www.presentersonline.com
Includes a library of articles covering presentation tips, tricks, and
technology. The site provides templates, clip art and sound clips,
as well as Presenters Services to use on the road. Even more
resources and services are available if you register to join the
Presenters Club®—and it’s free.
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Owner’s Kit envelope
Includes your Quick Setup sheet, warranty brochures, CD-ROMs,
and EPSON PrivateLine® Support card. Store this User’s Guide in
the envelope and keep the envelope with your projector at all
times.
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Quick Setup sheet
Gives you all the instructions you need to get your projector set
up and connected to a laptop or PowerBook computer.
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Built-in help system
Provides assistance for common problems. Available from the
Help button on the projector or the remote control. See page 58
for details.
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Download FAQs and e-mail your questions to EPSON support.
note
You don’t need to install any
software to use your projector.
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support.epson.com
Welcome
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CD-ROM
The PowerLite 703c CD-ROM lets you register electronically and
includes the electronic copy of this book as well as a link to
Presenters Online.
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 the card in
your Owner’s Kit. Or take advantage of EPSON’s automated support
services 24 hours a day. See page 69 for more information.
Registration and Warranty
Your projector comes with a basic carry-in warranty and an
international warranty that let you project with confidence anywhere
in the world. For details, see the warranty brochures included in your
Owner’s Kit.
In addition, for customers who register their projectors, 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 Owner’s Kit for details.
To register, simply insert the PowerLite 703c CD-ROM in your
computer’s CD-ROM or DVD drive and select Register Online.
Registering also lets you receive special updates on new accessories,
products, and services. You can register through the Internet, by
e-mail or 800-number modem connection, or by printing out the
form to fax or mail.
Welcome 5
Unpacking the Projector
After unpacking the projector, make sure you have all the parts shown
below:
EPSON PowerLite 703c CD-ROM (not
needed to use your projector)
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
5
1
2
Enter
Esc
projector
batteries
power cord
remote control
PS/2 MOUSE
computer cable
RCA AV cable
USB mouse cable
PS/2® mouse 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 (such as
the optional cases available from EPSON). See page 8 for more
information about cases.
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Welcome
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 need an S-video cable. (One is
usually provided with your video device.)
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To amplify your computer’s audio through the projector’s sound
system, you need a computer audio cable (male-to-male 3.5-mm
stereo miniplug cable). See your computer or electronics dealer to
obtain this cable.
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Some older PowerBooks and Macintosh desktop models may
need the Macintosh adapter set shown on page 77 (available from
EPSON; see page 8). Older iMac systems may need a special
adapter to provide a VGA output port; see your computer dealer.
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Some systems may need an additional cable to use the remote
control as a wireless mouse. If your Macintosh doesn’t have a USB
port, you’ll need a Macintosh mouse cable. See your projector
dealer to obtain the correct cable.
Welcome 7
Optional Accessories
To enhance your use of the projector, EPSON provides the following
optional accessories:
Product
Product
number
Replacement lamp and air filter
ELPLP14
Soft carrying cases:
Samsonite® wheeled soft case
Slimline soft shoulder bag
Notebook/projector soft shoulder bag
ATA molded hard shell case
ELPKS35
ELPKS31
ELPKS32
ELPKS30
Ceiling mount
ELPMB32
Suspension adapter for ceiling mount (1-inch pipe)
ELPMBAPS
Suspension adapter for ceiling mount (1.5-inch pipe)
ELPMBAST
Kensington® MicroSaver® security lock
ELPSL01
Portable projection screens:
50-inch screen
60-inch Insta-Theatre screen
80-inch Insta-Theatre screen
ELPSC06
ELPSC07
ELPSC08
Wireless microphone and two satellite speakers
ELPCVS1
Presentation audio system
ELPPAS1
Macintosh adapter set (includes monitor adapter
and desktop adapter)
ELPAP01
VGA to 13W3 video cable (for connecting to certain
high-end workstations)
ELPKC06
You can purchase these accessories from your dealer or by
calling EPSON at (800) 873-7766; or visit the EPSON Store™
at www.epson.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
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Welcome
1
Setting Up the Projector
This chapter tells you how to set up the projector and connect it to a
laptop computer or video source. If you need to connect the projector
to a desktop or workstation computer, see Appendix A.
You’ll find instructions for the following in this chapter:
■
Positioning the projector
■
Connecting to a laptop computer
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Connecting to video sources
Setting Up the Projector 9
Positioning the Projector
Before connecting the projector, you need to decide where to place it.
The location you choose depends on the size of the room and what
you are projecting.
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Place the projector on a sturdy, level surface, between
3.6 and 45.5 feet from the screen.
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Make sure there is plenty of space for ventilation around and
under the projector.
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Make sure the projector is within 6 feet of a grounded electrical
outlet or extension cord and within 5 feet of your computer
and/or video source.
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Place the projector directly in front of the center of the screen,
facing it toward the screen squarely. Otherwise, your image will
not be square.
caution
Don’t hold or lift the
projector by the lens, or
you may damage it.
note
It’s easier to position the
projector when the screen is
directly in front of the room.
If the screen is placed
diagonally in a corner, it’s
much more difficult to aim
the projector correctly at the
screen and get a square
image.
Most presenters find it convenient to place the projector in front of
the audience, leaving as much space as possible between the projector
and the screen to get a good-sized image. This lets the presenter stand
in the front of the room, face the audience, and remain close enough
to the equipment to be able to control it.
Use the figure below as a guideline to help you determine how far
from the screen to place the projector. Image size generally increases
with distance, but may vary depending on how you position the lens
ring and whether you have adjusted the image size with other settings.
38 to 45 feet
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Setting Up the Projector
7 to 9 ft
3.6 to 4.3 ft
distance from screen
If you place the projector below the level of the screen, you’ll have to
tilt it up by extending the feet as shown. Tilting the projector upward
causes the image to lose its square shape, but you can correct the
distortion by pressing the Keystone button as described in the next
chapter.
ideal
height
If you place the projector level with the bottom of the screen, the
image will be square and you won’t have to adjust it. If you place the
projector higher than the bottom of the screen, the image will still be
square, but you won’t be able to fill the whole screen with the image.
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 page 8.
Setting Up the Projector 11
Connecting to a Laptop Computer
note
To connect to desktops and
other computer systems, see
Appendix A. If you have an
iBook with an RCA videoout port, follow the
instructions for connecting to
a video device on page 15.
You can connect the PowerLite projector to any computer that has a
standard video output (monitor) port, including PC notebook and
laptop computers, Macintosh PowerBooks, and hand-held devices.
Connecting the Computer Cable
Before you start, make sure your computer and the projector are
turned off.
1. Connect one end of the computer cable to the projector’s
Computer port.
note
Laptop configurations vary.
See your computer manual for
the location of the ports
needed to connect your
projector.
2. Connect the other end of the computer cable to your laptop’s
video-out or monitor port.
If you’re using a PowerBook and you can’t connect the cable, you
may need to use the Macintosh desktop adapter as shown on
page 77 (available from EPSON; see page 8).
3. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
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Setting Up the Projector
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 18 for instructions.
Connecting the Cable for Remote Mouse
Control
note
Using the remote control as a wireless mouse lets you click through
slideshow-style presentations, such as PowerPoint, from up to 30 feet
away (for details, see page 36). This gives you more flexibility in
delivering your presentation, since you won’t need to stand near your
computer.
If you’re using a PowerBook
that has a round mouse port,
you’ll need a Macintosh
mouse cable. See your
projector dealer to obtain the
correct cable.
You’ll use different cables and different ports on the projector,
depending on whether your laptop has a round mouse port or a flat
USB mouse port.
Mouse/Com
Mouse/Com port
PS/2 mouse cable
USB port
USB mouse cable
1. Locate the cable you need, depending on whether your laptop has
a round PS/2 mouse port or a flat USB port.
2. Connect one end of the appropriate mouse cable to the projector’s
Mouse/Com port, as shown.
connecting PS/2 mouse cable
connecting USB mouse cable
3. Connect the other end of the cable to the external mouse port or
USB port on your laptop.
Setting Up the Projector 13
4. If necessary, configure your laptop to work with an external
mouse.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 18 for instructions.
Amplifying Computer Audio
Your laptop probably has its own sound system; however, it may not
be adequate for your presentation. If you need more volume or better
sound quality, you can connect a computer audio cable to take
advantage of the projector’s built-in amplifier and speaker. You can
obtain a computer audio cable (3.5-mm stereo miniplug cable) from a
computer or electronics dealer.
1. Connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio In jack on the
projector.
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to your laptop’s
headphone jack or
audio-out jack. (Jack locations vary; see
your computer manual if you’re not sure of which jack to use.)
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 18 for instructions.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting to Video Sources
You can connect a DVD player, VCR, camcorder, laser disc player,
digital camera, or any other compatible video source to your projector.
The projector supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM, and automatically
detects the video format.
A standard RCA A/V cable is included with the
projector. If your video source also has an S-video
jack (as shown with an S-video plug at the right),
you can use it to provide a higher quality video image. However,
you’ll need an S-video cable, which may be included with your video
source, or may be purchased from an electronics store or video dealer.
1
2
3
4
note
The projector does not
support TV antenna cable
F connectors.
Follow the instructions below for your type of connection.
Connecting the RCA AV Cable
Before starting, make sure the projector and your DVD player or
other video source are turned off.
1. Connect the yellow plug on one end of the AV cable to the
projector’s yellow Video jack.
2. Connect the other end of the cable to the video-out jack on your
video source.
RCA AV cable
Video jack
Setting Up the Projector 15
3. Connect the AV cable to the left and right Audio jacks on the
projector (insert the white plug into the L port and the red plug
into the R port).
4. Connect the plugs at the other end of the cable to the audio
output jacks on your video source.
Connecting S-Video
If your video source has an S-video jack, you can use it to project a
higher quality video image. However, you’ll need an S-video cable,
which may be included with your video source, or may be purchased.
Before starting, make sure the projector and your DVD player or
other video source are turned off.
1. Insert one end of an S-video cable into the projector’s S-Video
connector.
2. Insert the other end into the S-video output port of your video
source.
S-Video cable
3. Connect the RCA AV cable to the left and right Audio jacks on
the projector. (Match the red and white plugs to the red and
white jacks; you won’t need to use the yellow plug.)
4. Connect the plugs at the other end of the cable to the audio
output jacks on your video source.
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Setting Up the Projector
2
Using the Projector
Once you’ve set up the projector, you’re ready to turn it on, adjust
the image, and give your presentation.
Although you can operate the projector without it, the remote control
lets you use additional features. See Chapter 3 for instructions on
using the remote. This chapter covers the following:
■
Turning on the projector and other equipment
■
Adjusting the image
■
Shutting down the projector
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Turning On Your Equipment
Make sure your projector and other equipment are set up and
connected correctly, as described in Chapter 1 or Appendix A. Then
turn on your projector, as described below, followed by any
equipment you’ve connected to it. You can turn on your computer
and video equipment in any order, but if you have both a computer
and video source connected, you may have to switch to the desired
source as described on page 20.
Turning On the Projector
Follow these steps to plug in and turn on the projector:
1. Connect one end of the power cord to the projector’s power inlet.
power light
2. Connect the other end to a grounded electrical outlet.
The power light on top of the projector turns orange, indicating
that the projector is receiving power but not yet turned on.
3. Use the tab on the lens ring to rotate the ring and extend the lens.
tab
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4. Squeeze the lens cap tabs and remove the lens cap.
caution
Squeeze here
Do not use the projector with
the lens cap in place. The
heat generated by the lens can
damage the cap.
5. Press the red Power button on top of the projector.
Power
button
power light
The power light flashes green as the projector warms up, and the
projection lamp comes on in about 30 seconds. The power light
stays green.
warning
Never look into the lens when
the lamp is on. This can
damage your eyes, and is
especially dangerous for
children.
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6. Do one of the following:
■
If you’re using a computer, turn it on or restart it. In a few
moments, you should see your computer display projected.
(Windows® only: If you see a message saying that it has found
a plug-and-play monitor, click Cancel.)
■
If you’re projecting a video, press the Source button on top
of the projector to switch to your video source, and press the
Play button on your DVD player or other device.
If a projected image fails to appear, see the next section for help.
Once you see your image, turn to page 22 for instructions on focusing
and making other image adjustments.
When you’re done with your presentation, shut down the projector as
described on page 25. Shutting down the projector correctly prevents
premature lamp failure and possible damage from overheating.
What To Do If You See a Blank Screen
If you see a blank screen or a blue screen with the message No Signal
after turning on your computer or video source, try the following:
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Using the Projector
■
Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described on
page 12 (for laptops) or in Appendix A (for other systems).
■
Make sure the power light is green and not flashing and the lens
cover is off.
■
Try restarting your computer.
■
Press the Source button on top of the projector to select the
correct source. (Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up
after pressing the button.)
If you’re using a PowerBook:
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 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 this 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.)
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If you’re using a PC laptop:
■
Hold down the Fn key and press the function key that lets you
display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such as
or it may be labelled CRT/LCD. Allow a few seconds for the
projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your laptop’s manual
or online help for details.
On most systems, the
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.
Adjusting the Image
Once you see your image, you’ll need to make certain adjustments:
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Using the Projector
■
To focus or zoom your image, see page 23.
■
If the image is too high or too low, you can reposition it. See
page 23.
■
If the image isn’t square, see page 24.
Focusing and Zooming Your Image
Rotate the focus ring to sharpen the image.
lens
ring tab
focus ring
Use the tab to rotate the lens ring and reduce or enlarge the image.
You can also change the image size by moving the projector closer to
or farther away from the screen. You can use the E-Zoom button on
the remote control to zoom in on a portion of the image. See page 31
for instructions.
Adjusting the Height of Your Image
If the image is too low, you can raise it by extending the projector’s feet.
1. Stand behind the projector. Pull up the blue foot release levers
and lift the front of the projector. This unlocks the feet.
caution
Do not hold the
projector by the lens;
this can damage it.
2. Once the image is positioned where you want it, release the levers
to lock the feet in position.
3. To fine-tune the height of the image, rotate the thumb wheels
attached to the projector’s feet.
If the image is no longer square after raising it, see the next section.
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Adjusting the Image Shape
If the projected image isn’t square or has a “keystone” shape, do one or
more of the following:
■
If your image looks like
or
, you’ve placed the
projector off to one side of the screen, at an angle. Move it directly
in front of the center of the screen, facing the screen squarely.
■
If your image looks like
or
, press the + or — side of
the Keystone button to correct the shape of the image. After
correction, your image will be slightly smaller.
Keystone button
You can also perform electronic keystone correction using the
projector’s Setting menu. See page 46.
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Shutting Down the Projector
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. If you’re using a computer, shut it down first.
2. To turn off the projector, press the red Power button on the
projector or remote control. You see a confirmation message. (If
you don’t want to turn it off, press any other button.)
Power
button
note
When the projector has not
received any input signals for
30 minutes, it automatically
turns off the projector lamp
and enters “sleep mode.” This
conserves electricity, cools the
projector, and extends the life
of the lamp. If you are done
using the projector, unplug
the power cord. If you want
to start projecting again, press
the Power button.
power light
3. Press the Power button again. The power light flashes orange for
about a minute as the projector cools down. When 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 Power button.
4. Replace the lens cap, retract the lens, and unplug the power cord.
5. If you’re using a VCR or other video source, turn it off after you
turn off the projector.
6. Disconnect all equipment, and store the projector in the bag that
came with it or in a protective case.
caution
To avoid damaging the
projector or lamp, never
unplug the power cord
when the power light is
green or flashing orange.
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Using the Projector
3
Using the Remote Control
The remote control lets you access your projector’s features from
anywhere in the room—up to 30 feet away. You can use it to turn
the projector on and off, zoom in on a portion of your image, and
highlight your presentation.
If you’re using a computer and you’ve connected the mouse cable (as
described in Chapter 1 or Appendix A), you can use the remote
control as a wireless mouse.
This chapter covers the following information:
■
Turning on and using the remote control
■
Controlling the picture and sound
■
Highlighting your presentation
■
Using the remote control as a wireless mouse
Using the Remote Control 27
Turning On and Using the Remote
Control
caution
When replacing batteries,
take the following
precautions:
Don’t mix old and new
batteries.
Before using the remote control, you need to install its batteries and
turn it on as described below.
Installing Batteries
■
Follow these steps to install or replace the batteries:
Replace batteries as soon as
they run out. If the batteries
leak, wipe away battery fluid
with a soft cloth. If fluid gets
on your hands, wash them
immediately.
1. Press the tab to release the
battery compartment cover.
■
tab
Do not expose batteries to
heat or flame.
■
Dispose of used batteries
according to local regulations.
■
Remove batteries if you
won’t be using the projector
for a long period of time.
■
2. Remove the cover and insert
the two AA batteries included
with the projector as shown.
3. Replace the battery
compartment cover.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
on/off
switch
4
5
1
2
3
Enter
Esc
light
button
Turning On the Remote Control
Make sure batteries are installed. Then push up the on/off switch on
the side of the remote control to turn it on.
If you want to make sure the batteries are good, press the round
light button. The other buttons on the remote should light up
temporarily. If they don’t, you need to change the batteries as
described above.
Turn off the remote control before transporting it or storing it in a
projector case. This prevents the batteries from discharging if
something presses against one of the buttons.
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Using the Remote Control
Using the Remote Control
When using the remote control, stand within 30 feet of the projector.
Point the remote control either at the front or back of the projector or
at the screen (the projector’s front sensor can detect signals bounced
off the screen).
■
Press the button for the function you want to use. See the
following pages for instructions.
■
For some functions, you need to use the Enter button like a
mouse to navigate on the screen. Press the edge of the button with
your thumb—or grasp it between your thumb and finger and tilt
it in the direction you want to move.
■
To access additional buttons, pull down the cover below the Esc
button, as shown below:
1
5
Enter
Esc
Menu
Help
Comp
EasyMP
S-Video
Video
Auto
Resize
P in P
- Volume +
Using the Remote Control 29
Controlling the Picture and Sound
You can use the remote control to select your source, adjust the
volume, temporarily turn off the picture and sound, freeze the action,
zoom in on the picture, or display a picture-in-picture video image.
Make sure you have set up your projector and connected any
equipment as described in Chapter 1 or Appendix A.
Switching Between Picture Sources
If you’ve connected your projector to a computer and/or video
sources, you can use the buttons on the remote control to switch
between the different sources.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
■
Press the Comp button to select your computer source.
■
Press the Video button to select a standard composite video
source.
■
Press the S-Video button to select an S-video source.
4
2
1
5
Enter
Esc
Menu
Help
Select
computer
Comp
S-Video
Video
Auto
Resize
P in P
- Volume +
Select video
source
After you select a source, the screen goes dark for a moment before the
image appears.
Adjusting the Volume
If you’ve connected an audio source to the projector, you can adjust
the sound that’s output through the projector’s speakers.
Adjust
volume
■
To increase the volume, press on the right (+) side of the Volume
button.
■
To reduce the volume, press on the left (–) side of the Volume
button.
Select S-video
source
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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. This is useful if you
want to temporarily re-direct your audience’s attention without the
distraction of a bright screen.
■
To turn off the picture, press the A/V Mute button. The screen
goes dark.
■
To turn the image back on, press the button again.
note
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 44 for instructions.
Stopping Action
Stop
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 will continue.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
Press the Freeze button again to re-start it.
Zoom in
or out
3
2
4
5
1
■
Turn off
picture
Enter
Zooming Your Image
Esc
You can zoom in on a portion of the image using the E-Zoom button
on the remote control.
1. Press the right side of the E-Zoom button to zoom in on your
image.
■
Press the button repeatedly to enlarge it up to four times in
12 steps.
■
Press and hold the button to zoom in to the size you want.
Menu
Help
Comp
S-Video
Video
Auto
Resize
P in P
- Volume +
2. Use the Enter button to pan around the screen if necessary.
3. Press the left side of the E-Zoom button to zoom out. You can
press the button repeatedly, or press and hold to zoom all the way
out. You can also press the Resize button to return to the original
size.
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Resizing the Image
Power
Some computer images need to be resized to display in the projector’s
native format—1024 × 768 pixels. If only part of your computer
image is displayed, you can correct it with the Resize button.
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
2
Press the Resize button on the remote control. The screen image
is automatically compressed.
■
Continue pressing the Resize button to pan around the screen in
the original resolution.
1
5
■
Enter
Esc
Menu
Help
Comp
S-Video
Video
Auto
Resize
P in P
- Volume +
Resize
If you’re projecting from video equipment, pressing the Resize
button switches the aspect ratio between 4:3 and 16:9. If you’ve
zoomed in on your image (using the E-Zoom button on the remote),
you can press the Resize button to return it to the original display
size.
Displaying Picture-in-Picture Video
Display
picture in
picture
You can open a small video window on your computer image, and
view a video at the same time as your computer presentation.
First make sure you have connected your VCR or other video source
using an RCA or S-video cable as described in Chapter 1. If you’re
using S-video, you need to select it in the P in P menu option as
described on page 46.
1. Press the P in P button on the remote control. The screen may go
dark for a moment, and then your video image appears in a small
window on the screen. A menu appears in the lower left corner of
the screen, describing how to move and resize the image.
2. Use the Enter button to reposition the video window on the
screen. You can use the E-Zoom button to enlarge or reduce the
video window.
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3. When the window is located and sized the way you want, press
the Enter button. The menu disappears, and your video plays on
the screen.
video window
4. When you’re finished viewing the picture-in-picture, press the
P in P button again. The video window disappears.
Highlighting Your Presentation
You can highlight areas on the screen using the numbered buttons on
the remote control. You can use these “special effects” features to
annotate your presentation slides or call attention to your most
important points. Five highlighting tools are available:
Box (button 2)
■
Straight line or marker (button 3)
■
Freehand line (button 4)
■
Erase (button 5)
box
pointer
2
3
5
■
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
1
Pointer or cursor stamp (button 1)
A/V Mute
4
■
Power
Freeze
Enter
line
freehand
erase
Esc
You can customize the highlighting tools through the Effect menu.
See page 43 for instructions.
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Using the Pointer
note
You can use the projector’s
Effect menu to select a
different pointer. See page 43.
You can use the pointer tool to place an arrow anywhere on your
screen.
1. To activate the pointer tool, press button 1 on the remote control.
A yellow arrow appears in the upper left corner of the screen.
2. Press the side of the Enter button (or grasp it between your
thumb and finger) to move the arrow wherever you want it.
3. To “paste” the pointer on the screen, press down in the center of
the Enter button. You can then continue to work with another
pointer, moving it around the screen or pasting it wherever you
want.
4. To erase the pointers pasted on the screen, press button 5.
5. To cancel the pointer feature, press Esc.
Using Box Highlights
You can draw outline boxes on the screen to highlight areas of your
presentation or video.
note
You can use the projector’s
Effect menu to change the
color and shape of the box.
See page 43.
1. To activate the box tool, press button 2 on the remote control.
A
green square appears in the upper left corner of the screen.
This is the box-drawing tool.
2. Use the Enter button to place the square where you want to begin
drawing the box.
3. Press down in the center of the Enter button. You see a corner
mark on the screen; this defines one corner of the box.
4. Use the Enter button to drag the square to where you want the
opposite corner of the box to be.
5. Press down in the center of the Enter button. You see the box
outlined on the screen.
You can continue placing boxes on the screen by repeating steps 2
through 5.
6. To erase the box(es), press button 5.
7. To cancel the box drawing feature, press Esc.
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Using the Remote Control
Drawing Horizontal and Vertical Lines
You can draw horizontal or vertical lines on the screen to underline or
highlight your presentation points.
1. To activate the line or marker tool, press the 3 button on the
remote control. A pink marker icon appears in the upper left
corner of the screen. This is the “line-drawing” tool.
2. Press the side of the Enter button (or grasp it between your
thumb and finger) to move the marker where you want to begin
drawing the line.
3. To define the beginning of the line, press down in the center of
the Enter button. You see a corner mark on the screen.
4. Press the side of the Enter button (or grasp it between your
thumb and finger) and drag the marker where you want the line
to end.
5. Press down in the center of the Enter button. You see a line on
the screen, as shown at the right.
You can continue placing lines on the screen by repeating steps 2
through 5.
6. To erase the line(s), press the 5 button.
7. To cancel the line drawing feature, press Esc.
note
Drawing Freehand Lines
You can use the projector’s
Effect menu to change the
width and color for both
“marker” and freehand
lines. See page 43.
The freehand drawing tool lets you click and drag to draw opaque
marks anywhere on the screen.
1. To activate the freehand tool, press the 4 button on the remote
control. A pointing hand appears in the upper left corner of the
screen.
2. Press the side of the Enter button (or grasp it between your
thumb and finger) to move the hand where you want to begin
drawing.
3. Press down in the center of the Enter button and press on one of
the edges or move it around to draw.
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4. To end a line or shape after drawing it, press down in the center of
the Enter button.
You can continue drawing on the screen by repeating steps 2
through 4.
5. To erase your drawing(s), press the 5 button.
6. To cancel the freehand drawing feature, press Esc.
Using the Remote Control as a Wireless
Mouse
When you use the remote control as a wireless mouse, you can control
your computer or click through slideshow-style presentations (such as
PowerPoint) from up to 30 feet away. This gives you more flexibility,
since you won’t need to stand near your computer to change slides, for
example.
To control your computer with the remote, make sure you have
connected the mouse cable between the projector and your computer
as described on page 13 (for laptops) or in Appendix A (for other
systems).
Power
■
To move the mouse pointer on the screen, aim the remote at the
screen and press on the edge of the Enter button with your
thumb—or grasp it between your thumb and finger and tilt it in
the direction you want to move. This button works like the
mouse button on many laptop keyboards.
■
To click (or left-click), press down on the center of the Enter
button. This changes slides in a PowerPoint presentation in Slide
Show mode.
■
To right-click, press the Esc button.
■
To double-click, press down twice on the Enter button.
■
To click and drag, press down on the Enter button and then tilt it
in the direction you want to drag.
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
5
1
2
Enter
Esc
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To left-click,
press Enter
To right-click,
press Esc
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4
Fine-tuning the Projector
You can use the projector’s on-screen menus to adjust the image,
sound, and other features. You can also create your own startup
screen, customize the highlighting tools, and find out how long your
lamp has been in use. This chapter covers the following information:
■
Using the menu system
■
Adjusting the image
■
Adjusting the sound
■
Customizing the highlighting controls
■
Creating your own startup screen
■
Customizing projector features
■
Viewing lamp usage and other information
■
Restoring the default settings
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Using the Projector’s Menu System
The eight projector menus let you adjust and customize the projector
features from the remote control:
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■
The Video menu controls the look and quality of the projected
image. It lets you adjust the image position and fine-tune settings
such as Brightness, Sharpness, and Contrast.
■
The Audio menu controls the volume level, treble, and bass
settings.
■
The Effect menu lets you change the cursor speed and modify the
highlighting tools available on the remote control.
■
The Setting menu allows you to set or adjust features such as the
Picture in Picture (P in P) video source, blank screen color,
A/V Mute display option, and power management system.
■
The User’s Logo menu lets you capture and store a custom image
or logo which you can then use as a startup screen or with the
A/V Mute option.
■
The Advanced menu lets you specify additional projector settings,
including menu language, startup screen, color setting, and rear or
ceiling projection.
■
The About menu provides information about lamp status and
computer or video settings.
■
The Reset All menu lets you restore the factory defaults for all the
projector settings.
Fine-tuning the Projector
Changing Menu Settings
Power
You can use the buttons on the remote control to access the menus
and change settings. Follow these steps:
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
1. To display the menu screen, press the Menu button on the
remote control. You see the menu screen:
3
4
2
1
5
Enter
menu options
Esc
Menu
button
Menu
Help
Comp
menus
S-Video
Video
Auto
Resize
P in P
- Volume +
The eight menus are listed on the left, and the options available
for the highlighted menu are shown on the right.
2. Press up or down on the Enter button to scroll through the menu
list.
3. When the menu you want is highlighted, press the Enter button
to select it. The highlight moves to the first option for that menu.
4. Use the Enter button to scroll through the list of options. (If a
computer or video source isn’t connected, certain options may be
unavailable.)
5. Use the Enter button to change the setting for the selected
option. Enabled settings have a green highlight.
6. Press the Esc button to return to the main menu. Your changes
are saved automatically.
note
If you want to go back to the
default settings on any menu,
select Reset, press Enter,
select Yes, and then press
Enter.
7. Press Esc again (or the Menu button) to exit the menu system.
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Adjusting the Image
The Video menu lets you make adjustments to the projected image.
The options available in the menu depend on which image source is
selected: computer or video.
Repositioning the Image
note
Follow these steps to fine-tune the image position:
If you have repositioned the
image, you can use the
Auto button on the remote
control to restore the default
settings.
1. Press the Menu button. You see the main menu.
2. Press Enter to select the Video menu.
3. Press Enter to select the Position option. You see the following
on the right side of the screen:
4. Use the Enter button to move the image left, right, up, or down.
5. When the image is positioned the way you want, press Esc.
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Fine-tuning the Projector
Adjusting Image Appearance
Follow these steps to adjust the appearance of your image:
1. Press the Menu button. You see the main menu.
2. Press Enter to select the Video menu.
3. Use the Enter button to set one of the following options:
■
Tracking (computer images only)
Removes unwanted vertical lines from a computer image by
matching the projector’s internal clock to various computer
signals.
■
Sync (computer images only)
Corrects fuzziness or screen flicker by synchronizing the
projector with the tracking signal sent from the computer.
■
Brightness
Lightens or darkens the overall image.
■
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas.
■
Color
Adjusts the depth or intensity of the image. For computer
images, lets you adjust individual red, green, and blue values.
■
Tint (video only)
Adjusts the balance of green to magenta in the image.
■
Sharpness
Sharpens or softens the image.
■
Auto Setup
Leave this setting ON to automatically optimize the computer
image. Turn it off if you want to save adjustments you have
made to the video settings.
■
Gamma
Adjusts overall brightness, contrast, and color balance.
4. When the image is set correctly, press Esc or Menu. Your settings
are automatically saved.
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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. You see the main menu.
2. Use the Enter button to highlight Audio. You see the following:
3. Press Enter to select the Audio menu.
4. Use the Enter button to set the following options:
■
Volume
■
Tone (treble/bass balance)
5. When you’re finished adjusting the sound, press Esc or Menu.
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Customizing the Highlighting Tools
The highlighting tools let you add pointers and other types of
annotations to your image, as described on pages 33 to 36. You can
use the Effect menu to customize these tools and set the cursor speed
for highlighting. The Reset option lets you return all the highlighting
tools to their default settings.
1. Press the Menu button. You see the main menu.
2. Use the Enter button to highlight Effect. You see the Effect
menu:
3. Press Enter to select the Effect menu.
4. Use the Enter button to customize:
■
Cursor/Stamp
Lets you define a new pointer and set the size (zoom rate).
■
Box
Lets you define the box color and choose from rounded or
square corners.
■
Marker
Lets you choose the color and width of the line.
■
Freehand
Lets you choose the color and width of the freehand line.
■
Cursor Speed
Lets you choose low, medium, or high speed for highlighting.
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5. Use the Enter button to make your selections.
6. When you’re finished customizing the highlighting tools, press
Esc or Menu. Your selection(s) are saved.
Creating Your Own Startup Screen
You can transfer any image on your computer to the projector, and
then use it as the screen displayed when the projector is not receiving a
signal. You can also set it to be displayed when you press the
A/V Mute button, or as a startup screen. The image can be a company
logo, slogan, photograph, or any other image you want to use.
Capturing the Image
Start by displaying 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 or digital camera. Then follow these steps to capture the image
and transfer it to the projector:
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control. You see the main
menu.
2. Use the Enter button to highlight the User’s Logo menu.
3. Press Enter to select it. You see the message shown at the left.
4. Select Yes and press Enter. A selection box displays over the
image.
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5. Use the Enter button to select the area of the image you want to
use. Once you have selected the entire area, press Enter.
6. When you see the message “Do you use this image?” select Yes
and press Enter. If you want to change the area selected, select
No, press Enter and repeat steps 4 through 6. You see a message
like the one at the right.
7. Use the Enter button on the remote control to select a zoom rate
(display size), and then press Enter.
8. When you see the message “Do you save the user logo?,” select
Yes and press Enter.
Saving the logo may take a few minutes. Do not use the projector
or other sources (computer, video, speaker, etc.) while the logo is
being saved.
9. When you see the message “Saving the user logo is completed,”
press Esc or Menu.
Setting Up When the Image Displays
After your image is saved, you can set it up as the no-signal message
and/or the screen that’s displayed when you press the A/V Mute
button.
note
You can also set up your
image as a startup screen.
Use the Advanced menu to
enable the startup screen; see
page 48.
1. Press the Menu button to display the main menu (if not already
displayed).
2. Use the Enter button to highlight Setting.
3. Press Enter to select the Setting menu.
4. Use the Enter button to highlight No-Signal Msg.
5. Use the Enter button to select Logo. This sets your image as the
screen displayed when the projector is not receiving a signal.
6. If you want to set up your image as the A/V Mute display, use the
Enter button to move down to A/V Mute.
7. Use the Enter button to select Logo. This sets your image as the
screen displayed when you press the A/V Mute button.
8. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
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To test your setting, press the A/V Mute button to display your image.
Press it again to turn off the image.
Customizing Projector Features
You can use the Setting menu to enable the projector’s power
management system, adjust the image shape, and customize several
other features.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Use the Enter button to highlight Setting. You see the features
and their settings on the right side:
3. Press Enter to select the Setting menu.
4. Use the Enter button to set the following options:
■
Keystone
Adjusts a distorted image from a trapezoid shape to
rectangular.
■
P in P
Changes from a composite (standard) video source to an
S-video source for the picture-in-picture display.
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■
No-Signal Msg.
Selects the screen color and message to display when the
projector is not receiving a signal. The logo setting displays an
image that you have transferred to the projector. See page 44
for instructions on transferring an image to use as the
no-signal message.
■
Prompt
Turns off the identifying text that appears briefly when you
switch from computer input to a video source.
■
A/V Mute
Selects the screen color or image to display when you press
the A/V Mute button. The logo setting displays an image that
you have transferred to the projector. See page 44 for
instructions on transferring an image to use for the A/V Mute
display.
■
Power Mgmt Sys
Enables or disables the power management system, which
turns the lamp off when the projector has not received any
input signals for 30 minutes.
5. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
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Setting Advanced Features
You can use the Advanced menu to configure the projector for rear
projection or ceiling mounting, and adjust several other features.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Use the Enter button to highlight Advanced. You see the
features and their settings on the right side:
3. Press Enter to select the Advanced menu.
4. Use the Enter button to set the following options:
■
Language
Select from nine languages to be used for the projector
menus.
■
Startup Screen
Turn on to display the image or logo you have captured
whenever the projector starts. See page 44 for more
information.
■
Color Temp
Adjusts the whiteness of the screen. Positive color
temperature values provide a cold white; negative values
provide a warmer white.
■
Rear Proj.
Turn on to project from behind onto a transparent screen.
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■
Ceiling
Turn on when the projector is mounted upside-down from
the ceiling.
5. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
Viewing Lamp Usage and Other
Information
Use the About menu to view information about the display settings of
your computer and the number of hours the lamp has been used.
note
If you access the About
1. Press the Menu button. You see the main menu.
2. Use the Enter button to select About.
You see the lamp usage hours and computer display settings on
the right:
menu when the projector
display is set to video, you
only see the lamp life and
the video signal setting.
The life span of the lamp is about 1000 hours. If the number
shown is close to 1000, make sure you have a spare lamp handy.
3. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
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Restoring the Default Settings
The Reset All option lets you return all the projector settings to their
default values.
Select Reset All and press the Enter button on the remote control to
display the confirmation screen. Select Yes to reset all the default
settings or No to cancel.
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5
Maintaining and
Transporting the Projector
Y
our projector needs little maintenance. All you need to do on a
regular basis is keep the lens clean. Any dirt or smears on the lens may
show up on your projected image.
warning
Before you clean any part
of the projector, turn it
off and unplug the power
cord. Never open any
cover on the projector,
except the lamp and filter
covers. Dangerous
electrical voltages in the
projector can injure you
severely. Do not try to
service this product
yourself, except as
specifically explained in
this User’s Guide. Refer
all other servicing to
qualified service
personnel.
You also need to periodically clean the air filter on top of the
projector. A clogged air filter can block ventilation needed to cool the
projector and keep it from overheating.
The only parts you should replace are the lamp and air filter. If any
other part needs replacing, contact your dealer or a qualified servicer.
This chapter covers the following:
■
Cleaning the lens
■
Cleaning the projector case
■
Cleaning and replacing the air filter
■
Replacing the lamp
■
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 paper. If
necessary, moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and gently wipe
the lens surface.
Extend the lens and
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 and Transporting the Projector
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter
Clean the air filter on top of the projector after every 100 hours of use.
If it is not cleaned periodically, it can become clogged with dust,
preventing proper ventilation. This can cause overheating and damage
the projector. To clean the air filter, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the projector, allow it to cool down, and unplug the
power cord.
2. Stand the projector on end to keep dust and dirt from falling
inside.
3. To clean the filter, EPSON recommends using a small vacuum
cleaner designed for computers and other office equipment. If you
don’t have one, gently clean the filter using a very soft brush (such
as an artist’s camel-hair brush).
If the dirt is difficult to remove or if the filter is torn, replace it.
Contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766 in the
United States and Canada to obtain a new one.
note
When you get a
replacement lamp for your
projector, a new air filter
is included. You should
replace the filter when
you replace the lamp.
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4. If you need to replace the filter, use a small screwdriver to pry it
off.
5. To install the new filter, first insert the tab, then press down until
it clicks in place.
Replacing the Lamp
note
You can check to see how
many hours the lamp has
been used. See page 49.
The projection lamp typically lasts for about 1000 hours of use. It is
time to replace the lamp when:
■
The projection image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
■
The lamp warning light
orange.
■
The message LAMP REPLACE appears on the screen when the
lamp comes on (after about 900 hours of use). To maintain
projector brightness and image quality, replace the lamp as soon
as possible.
is red, flashing red, or flashing
Contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766 in the United
States and Canada for a replacement lamp. Request part number
ELPLP14.
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Follow these steps to replace the lamp:
1. Turn off the projector, then unplug the power cord.
warning
2. Allow the projector to cool down for at least half an hour (if it has
been on).
Let the lamp cool before
replacing it. If the lamp
breaks, handle the shards
carefully to avoid injury.
3. Turn the projector upside-down to access the lamp compartment.
4. Use a screwdriver to loosen the retaining screw on the lamp cover.
(You can’t remove the screw from the cover.)
When the screw is loose, lift off the lamp cover.
)
5. Use a screwdriver to loosen the two screws holding the lamp in
place. (You can’t remove these screws.)
6. Lift up the wire handle, as shown, and pull the lamp straight out.
caution
Do not touch the glass
portion of the lamp assembly.
Touching the glass could
result in premature lamp
failure.
handle
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7. Gently insert the new lamp.
8. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws.
9. Replace the lamp cover and tighten its screw securely. (The
projector won’t come on if the lamp cover is loose.)
Transporting the Projector
note
EPSON shall not be liable
for any damages incurred
during transportation.
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The projector contains many glass and precision parts. If you need to
transport it, please follow these packing guidelines to prevent damage
to the projector:
■
When shipping the projector for repairs, use the original
packaging material if possible. If you do not have the original
packaging, use equivalent materials, placing plenty of cushioning
around the projector.
■
When transporting the projector for business use, first put it in a
carrying case (such as an optional EPSON case), then pack it in a
firm box, using cushioning around the case.
■
When you are hand-carrying the projector, be sure to store it in a
carrying case (such as an optional EPSON case).
■
If you want to store the remote control inside the projector’s
carrying case, be sure to turn it off using the switch on its side.
This prevents the batteries from discharging if something presses
against one of the buttons.
Maintaining and Transporting the Projector
6
Solving Problems
This chapter helps you solve problems with your projector, and tells
you how to contact technical support for problems you can’t solve
yourself. This chapter explains the following:
■
Using the projector’s on-screen help system
■
What to do when the projector’s status lights flash
■
Solving problems with the image or sound
■
Solving 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
under the cover on the remote control. The following choices are
available:
■
Help for the image
■
Help for the sound
■
Language selection
Follow these steps to get help:
1. Press the blue ? Help button on the projector or the remote
control. You see the help menu.
2. Press the left side of the Select (Keystone) button on the
projector (or use the Enter button on the remote control) to
highlight one of the options. Then press the Enter (Source)
button to select it.
3. Press the left side of the Select (Keystone) button on the
projector (or use the Enter button on the remote control) to
highlight the problem you want to solve. Then press the Enter
(Source) button to view the solution(s).
4. Highlight a solution (if this choice is available). Then press the
Enter (Source) button to select the solution.
Highlight Return and press the Enter (Source) button if you
need to back up.
If the solution is to adjust one of the settings, press the left side of
the Select (Keystone) button on the projector (or use the Enter
button on the remote control) to adjust it.
5. To exit the Help system, press the blue ? Help button.
If none of the suggestions solves your problem, see additional
solutions to problems in the following sections.
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What To Do When the Lights Flash
The lights on top of the projector indicate the projector’s status and
let you know when a problem occurs.
power light
lamp light
temperature
light
If the projector is not working correctly, first turn it off and unplug it.
Then plug the power cord back in and turn on the projector. If this
does not solve the problem, check the status lights on top of the
projector and try the solutions recommended below.
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.
The
lamp warning light is red or flashing orange.
Replace the lamp as described on page 54.
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The
■
The projector is too hot. Make sure the room temperature does
not exceed 104 °F and there is plenty of space around and under
the projector for ventilation.
■
The air filter may be clogged. Clean or replace it as described on
page 53.
The
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temperature light is red.
■
The projector is overheating, which turns the lamp off
automatically. Let the projector cool for a few minutes, then turn
it back on. Make sure the room temperature is not above 104 °F
and there is plenty of space around and under the projector for
ventilation.
■
The air filter may be clogged. Clean or replace it as described on
page 53.
■
If the projector continues to overheat after you clean the air filter,
the problem may be caused by damage to the cooling fan or
internal circuits. Contact EPSON for help.
warning
Except as specifically
explained in this
User’s Guide, do not
attempt to service this
product yourself.
temperature light is flashing orange.
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
Power is cut off because of an internal problem. Remove the power
cord and contact EPSON for help.
red
The lamp is burned out. Replace it as described on page 54.
flashing orange
The lamp is almost burned out. Replace it as described on page 54.
flashing red
There is a problem with the lamp, power supply, fan, or circuit. If
necessary, replace the lamp as described on page 54.
flashing orange
The projector is too hot. Make sure the temperature surrounding the
projector does not exceed 104 °F and there is plenty of space around
and under the projector for ventilation. Clean the air filter if necessary.
See page 53 for instructions.
red
The projector is overheating, which turns off the lamp automatically.
Let it cool for a few minutes, then turn it back on. Make sure there is
plenty of space around and under the projector for ventilation. If it
continues to overheat, you may need to change the air filter. See
page 53 for instructions.
flashing red
There is a problem with the cooling fan or temperature sensor. Turn
off the projector and unplug it. Contact EPSON for help.
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Solving Problems with the Image or
Sound
No image appears on the screen.
■
Check that the power light is green, not flashing, and the lens cap
is off.
■
The projector may be in sleep mode. If the 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 power light stops
flashing and remains orange; then press the Power button again.
■
Make sure the Brightness setting on the Video menu is correct.
See page 41 for more information. Try selecting the Reset All
setting to return all setup menus to their default values.
■
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 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 or Appendix A.
■
Try restarting your computer.
■
If you’ve connected a computer and one or more video sources,
you may need to press the Source button (on the projector) or
the Comp, Video, or S-Video button (on 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 laptop:
■
Hold down the Fn key and press the function key that lets you
display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such as
, or it may be labelled CRT/LCD. Allow a few seconds for
the projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your laptop’s
manual or online help for details.
On most systems, the
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 a PowerBook:
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.)
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Only part of the computer image is displayed.
■
Press the Resize button on the remote control.
■
Make sure the image Position setting is correct on the Video
menu. See page 40 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 90.
■
■
Windows:
Right-click the desktop, select Properties, click the Settings
tab, and select a different resolution.
■
Macintosh:
On the Apple menu, choose Control Panels, then click
Monitors and Sound. 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 trapezoid-shaped.
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■
Make sure the projector isn’t placed off to one side of the screen,
at an angle, or the image won’t be square. Place the projector
directly in front of the center of the screen, facing the screen
squarely.
■
If you’ve tilted the projector upward by extending the legs, the
image will be broader at the top. Hold down the + or – side of the
Keystone button on top of the projector until the image is
square.
The image contains static or noise.
■
If you’re using a computer cable longer than 6 feet, or an
extension cable, the image quality may be reduced.
■
Keep your computer and video cables separated from the power
cord as much as possible to prevent interference.
■
The video signal may be split between the computer and the
projector. If you notice a decline in the projected image quality
when the image is displayed simultaneously on your laptop
computer and the projector, turn off the laptop’s LCD display.
The image is blurry.
■
There may be dirt or smears on the lens. Clean the lens as
described on page 52.
■
Make sure the lens is fully extended.
■
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.
■
Adjust the Sharpness setting on the Video menu (see page 41).
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.
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You see vertical stripes or the image still looks blurry after
trying the solutions in the previous section.
■
If you’re projecting from a computer and displaying an image that
contains a lot of fine detail, you may notice one or more vertical
stripes or bands, or some of the characters may look heavy or
blurred. Press the 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
on page 41.
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.
3. Adjust the Sync to increase the sharpness of the image.
The colors of the image are not right.
note
Because of the different
technologies used, your
projected image may not
exactly match the colors on
your laptop or computer
monitor.
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■
If you’re displaying a computer image, use the Gamma option in
the projector’s Video menu to adjust the color. If you’re
displaying video, adjust the Color, Tint, and Gamma settings on
the Video menu.
■
Try adjusting the Color Temp setting on the Advanced menu.
■
Check your computer display settings to correct the color balance.
There is no sound.
■
Try turning up the volume. Press the right side of the Volume
button on the remote control.
■
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. Make sure the audio cable is securely connected to both
the projector and your computer’s
headphone jack or
audio out jack. See page 14 (for laptops) or Appendix A (for other
systems).
■
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).
■
Make sure the A/V Mute button is not enabled.
■
The wrong source may be selected. Press the Source button on
the projector—or the Comp, Video, or S-Video button on the
remote control—to select the correct source.
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Solving Problems with the Remote
Control
The projector doesn’t respond to remote control commands.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
■
Make sure the remote control is turned on.
■
Make sure you are within 30 feet of the projector, and within
range of the projector’s front or back sensor (approximately 30° to
left or right and 15° above or below).
■
The remote control batteries may not be installed correctly or may
be low on power. To test the batteries, press the
light button.
The other buttons on the remote should light up temporarily. If
they don’t, you need to change the batteries as described on
page 28.
■
Dim the room lights and turn off any fluorescents. Make sure the
projector is not in direct sunlight. Strong lighting, especially
fluorescent lights, may affect the projector’s infrared receivers.
■
Turn off any nearby equipment that emits infrared energy, such
as a radiant room heater.
5
1
2
on/off
switch
Enter
Esc
You can’t control the mouse pointer with the remote
control.
Make sure the mouse cable is securely connected to both your
computer’s mouse port or USB port and the projector’s mouse port.
For details, see page 13 (for laptops) or Appendix A (for other
systems).
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Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical assistance through electronic support
services and automated telephone services 24 hours a day, as listed in
the following table.
Electronic support and automated telephone services
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s product support page at
http://support.epson.com. After selecting your product, you can access
troubleshooting information, download product documentation, and receive
technical advice through e-mail.
Automated Telephone
Services
A variety of automated help services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. To use these services, you must have a touch tone telephone and call
(800) 922-8911.
Presenters Online
Access tips, templates, and training for developing successful presentations at
http://www.presentersonline.com
Telephone Support Services
To use the EPSON PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661
and enter the PIN on the EPSON PrivateLine Support card included
in your Owner’s Kit. This is the fastest way of speaking to a live
representative, and it’s free. This service is available 6 AM to 6 PM,
Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, for the duration of your
warranty period.
You may also speak with a projector support specialist by dialing one
of these numbers:
■
U.S.: (562) 276-4394, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
■
Canada: (905) 709-3839, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Solving Problems 69
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
■
Product name (EPSON PowerLite 703c)
■
Product serial number (located on the bottom of the projector)
■
Computer configuration
■
Description of the problem
You can purchase screens, carrying cases, or other accessories
from EPSON at (800) 873-7766 or by visiting www.epson.com (U.S.
sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
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A
Appendix A: Connecting to
Additional Equipment
This appendix explains how to connect the projector to a desktop
computer or Macintosh, or a high-end workstation.
The following information is covered:
■
Installing the projector
■
Connecting to a PC desktop computer
■
Connecting to a desktop Macintosh
■
Connecting to a high-end workstation
Appendix A: Connecting to Additional Equipment 71
Installing the Projector
The projector can be installed for three different viewing setups: front
projection, ceiling mounting, or rear projection onto a
semi-transparent screen.
To project from overhead, you’ll need to select Ceiling in the
projector’s Advanced menu. To project from the rear, select Rear
Proj. See page 48 for more information.
If you’re ceiling-mounting the projector 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 46).
If you place the projector’s lens so it’s level with the top of the screen,
the image will be square and you won’t have to adjust it. If you place
the lens lower than the top of the screen, you’ll have to tilt the
projector upward if you want to fill the whole screen with the image.
Connecting to an External Audio System
The projector’s internal speaker is loud enough for most rooms.
However, if your installation requires maximum volume and sound
quality, you can connect the projector to external speakers or a public
address (PA) system. If you’ve connected a computer and video
source, the projector will automatically switch the audio whenever you
switch sources (see page 30).
To connect the projector to an external sound system, you will need
an RCA-to-3.5 mm stereo audio cable, which may be included with
your sound system, or may be purchased from an electronics store.
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Before you start, make sure the projector and speakers or PA system
are turned off.
1. Connect the cable’s 3.5-mm stereo miniplug to the projector’s
Audio Out jack.
2. Connect the RCA plugs to the speaker or PA system. Insert the
cable’s red plug into the Audio R jack, and the white plug into
the Audio L jack of the external speaker system.
Connecting to a PC Desktop Computer
You can connect the projector to any IBM compatible PC. This
section includes instructions for the following:
■
Connecting the computer cable
■
Connecting the mouse cable (if you want to use the remote
control as a mouse)
■
Connecting an optional audio cable (if you’ll be projecting with
audio)
When you connect the projector to a desktop computer, you cannot
view your display on the computer monitor.
Follow the steps in each section for the cables you need to connect.
Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on.
Appendix A: Connecting to Additional Equipment 73
Connecting the Computer Cable
1. Disconnect the monitor cable from the video port on the back of
the computer.
2. Connect one end of the computer cable to the projector’s
Computer port.
3. Connect the other end of the computer cable to the computer’s
video port.
4. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
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Connecting the Mouse Cable
To use the remote control as a mouse, follow the steps below. You’ll
use a different mouse cable, depending on whether your computer has
a round PS/2 mouse port or a flat USB port.
1. Connect one end of the appropriate mouse cable to the projector’s
Mouse/Com port or the USB port, as shown.
connecting USB mouse cable
connecting PS/2 mouse cable
2. Disconnect your mouse from the port on the back of your
computer and replace it with the other end of the cable.
Appendix A: Connecting to Additional Equipment 75
Connecting the Audio Cable
If your presentation includes sound and you want to use the
projector’s built-in speakers, you can use a computer audio cable. The
required cable (3.5-mm stereo miniplug cable) is available from
computer or electronics dealers.
1. Connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio In jack on the
projector.
Audio In jack
audio cable
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the speaker or
audio out port on the computer’s sound card.
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Connecting to a Desktop Macintosh
You can connect the projector to any desktop Macintosh. This section
includes instructions for the following:
■
Connecting the computer video cable
■
Connecting the mouse cable (if you want to use your remote
control as a mouse)
■
Connecting an optional audio cable (if you’ll be projecting with
audio)
When you connect the projector to a desktop Macintosh, you cannot
view your display on the Macintosh monitor.
Follow the steps in each section for the cables you need to connect.
Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on.
Connecting the Computer Cable
Follow these steps to connect the computer cable. You may not need
to use the adapter as shown.
1. Disconnect the monitor cable from the video port on the back of
the Macintosh.
2. Connect one end of the computer cable to the projector’s
Computer port, as shown.
note
Macintosh configurations
vary. See your computer
manual for the location of the
ports needed to connect your
projector. Older models may
require a Macintosh adapter,
which you may purchase
from EPSON; see page 8.
Macintosh
adapter (if
needed)
3. Connect the other end of the computer cable to the video port on
the Macintosh.
Appendix A: Connecting to Additional Equipment 77
If it doesn’t fit, you may have to use a Macintosh desktop adapter,
which you can buy from EPSON (see page 8).
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 your Macintosh
documentation for instructions.
Replace the cover and connect the
adapter to the free end of the computer
video cable. Then plug the cable (with
the adapter) into the video port on your
Macintosh.
4. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
Connecting the Mouse Cable
To use the remote control as a mouse, follow the steps below.
If the Macintosh has a USB port, you can use the USB mouse cable
that came with the projector. If it has a round mouse port, you’ll need
a Macintosh ADB mouse cable. See your projector dealer for help in
obtaining the correct cable.
1. Connect one end of the mouse cable to the projector’s USB port.
2. Disconnect your Macintosh’s mouse cable. Connect the other end
of the projector’s mouse cable to a USB port on your Macintosh.
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Connecting the Audio Cable
If your presentation includes sound and you want to use the
projector’s built-in speakers, you can use a computer audio cable. The
required cable (3.5-mm stereo miniplug cable) is available from
computer or electronics dealers.
1. Connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio In port on the
projector.
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the speaker or
audio-out jack on the Macintosh.
Connecting to a High-End Workstation
Your PowerLite projector is capable of remapping input resolutions
up to 1600 × 1200 pixels. Since 1280 × 1024 pixels is the default
resolution for most leading workstations, your projector is ideal for
displaying workstation video output.
There is no standard for workstation video output. Workstations that
follow the SXGA standard and use the HD15 (standard VGA)
connector won’t need an adapter cable or any special connection
device. However, your system may vary; contact your computer dealer
if you need help connecting your workstation.
Appendix A: Connecting to Additional Equipment 79
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Appendix A: Connecting to Additional Equipment
B
Appendix B: Notices
This appendix includes safety instructions and other important
information about your EPSON PowerLite 703c.
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 attachments only as recommended.
■
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 le projecteur près d’une prise de contacte 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.
Appendix B: Notices 81
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Appendix B: Notices
■
Do not place the projector where the cord can be walked on. This
may result in fraying or damage to the plug.
■
Unplug the projector from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use a
damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
■
Do not block the slots and openings in the projector case. They
provide ventilation and prevent the projector from overheating.
Do not operate the projector on a sofa, rug, or other soft surface,
or in a closed-in cabinet unless proper ventilation is provided.
■
Never push objects of any kind through 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 service personnel. Opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltages and other hazards.
■
Unplug the projector during lightning storms or when it will not
be used for extended periods.
■
Do not place the projector and remote control on top of
heat-producing equipment or in a hot location.
■
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.
■
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 attempt to remove the lamp immediately after use. Allow
the lamp to cool for approximately one hour before removing it.
■
Do not use the projector outside of the required temperature
range (41 to 95 °F). Doing so may cause an unstable display and
an excessive load on the fan, leading to projector damage.
■
Do not store the projector outside of the required temperature
range (14 to 140 °F) or in direct sunlight for long periods of time.
Doing so may cause damage to the case.
■
Do not use the projector with the lens cap in place. The heat
generated by the lens may damage the cap.
■
The liquid crystal display panel contains more than 99.99% active
pixels. However, 0.01% of the pixels may be missing or constantly
illuminated.
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 unit’s batteries may be low on power; replace
them.
■
Dim the ambient lighting and/or turn off any fluorescent lights.
■
Close any window coverings and/or move the projector out of
direct sunlight.
■
Turn off other equipment that emits infrared energy.
If the remote control still does not work correctly, you can always run
your computer-based presentation directly from the computer.
Appendix B: Notices 83
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:
Tel:
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
MS: 6-43
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
(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: LCD Projector
Model:
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Appendix B: Notices
EMP-703, ELP-703
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.
Appendix B: Notices 85
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Appendix B: Notices
C
Appendix C: Technical
Specifications
General
Type of display
Poly-silicon Thin Film Transistor (TFT)
Size of LCD panels
Diagonal: 0.9 inches (22.9 mm)
Lens
F=2.0 to 2.2, f=35 to 42 mm
Resolution
1024 × 768 pixels (native format)
Color reproduction
24 bit, 16.7 million colors
Brightness
1000 lumens (ANSI)
Contrast ratio
320:1
Image size
26 to 300 inches
Projection distance
3.6 to 45.5 feet (1.1 to 13.8 meters)
Projection methods
Front, rear, upside-down (ceiling mount)
Internal sound system
1W monaural
Optical aspect ratio
4:3 (horizontal : vertical)
Zoom ratio
1:1.2
Noise level
42 dB
Keystone correction
angle
±
15° (maximum)
Appendix C: Technical Specifications 87
Projection Lamp
Type
UHE (Ultra High Efficiency)
Power consumption
150 W
Lamp life
About 1000 hours
Part number
ELPLP14
Remote Control
Range
32.8 feet (10 meters)
Batteries
Alkaline AA (2)
Mouse Compatibility
Supports PS/2, USB, ADB
Dimensions
Height
2.8 to 3.4 inches (72 to 87 mm)
Width
8.4 inches (213 mm)
Depth
10.5 inches (267 mm)
Weight
5.8 lb (2.6 kg)
Electrical
88
Rated frequency
50/60 Hz
Power supply
100 to 120 VAC, 1.9 A
200 to 240 VAC, 1.0 A
Power consumption
Operating: 230 W
Standby: 5 W
Appendix C: Technical Specifications
Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
Storage: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C)
Humidity
Operating: 20 to 80% RH,
non-condensing
Storage: 10 to 90% RH,
non-condensing
Safety
United States
FCC Part 15B Class B
UL1950 Rev. 3
Canada
DOC ICES003 Class B
CSA C22.2 No. 950 Rev. 3
CE Marking
Directive 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC
EN 60950
Appendix C: Technical Specifications 89
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
VGA60
59.94
640 × 480
VGA72
72.809
640 × 480
VGA75
75
640 × 480
VGA85
85.008
640 × 480
VGA Text
70.087
720 × 350
VGA Text
70.087
720 × 400
SVGA56
56.25
800 × 600
SVGA60
60.317
800 × 600
SVGA72
72.188
800 × 600
SVGA75
75
800 × 600
SVGA85
85.061
800 × 600
XGA43i
43.476
1024 × 768
XGA60
60.004
1024 × 768
XGA70
70.069
1024 × 768
XGA75
75.029
1024 × 768
XGA85
84.997
1024 × 768
SXGA1—70
70.012
1152 × 864*
SXGA1—75
75
1152 × 864*
SXGA1—85
84.999
1152 × 864*
SXGA2—60
60
1280 × 960*
SXGA2—75
75
1280 × 960*
SXGA2—85
85.002
1280 × 960*
Appendix C: Technical Specifications
Mode
*
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
SXGA3—43i
43.436
1280 × 1024*
SXGA3—60
60.02
1280 × 1024*
SXGA3—75
75.025
1280 × 1024*
SXGA3—85
85.024
1280 × 1024*
UXGA60
60
1600 × 1200*
MAC II 13
66.67
640 × 480
MAC16
75.087
832 × 624
MAC19—60
59.28
1024 × 768
MAC19
74.93
1024 × 768
MAC21
75.062
1152 × 870*
NTSC
60
640 × 480*
PAL
50
720 × 540*
SECAM
50
720 × 540*
The image is resized so that it displays using one of the projector’s native
formats.
Appendix C: Technical Specifications 91
Computer Video Port Pin Assignments
The Computer port is a female video RGB, 15-pin micro-D-style
connector. Here are its pin assignments:
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Pin no.
Computer port
1
Red video
2
Green video
3
Blue video
4
GND
5
GND
6
Red GND
7
Green GND
8
Blue GND
9
Reserved
10
Synchronous GND
11
GND
12
SDA
13
Horizontal sync / composite sync
14
Vertical sync
15
SCL
Appendix C: Technical Specifications
Index
A
C
A/V Mute button, 31, 45
A/V Mute setting, 47
About menu, 38, 49
Accessories, 8, 70
Adapters, Macintosh, 77 to 78
Adobe Acrobat Reader, 3 to 4
Advanced menu, 38, 48 to 49
Air filter, cleaning and replacing, 53 to 54
Anti-theft device, 8, 11
Aspect ratio, 87
Audio
adjusting tone, 42
adjusting volume, 30, 42
connecting desktop, 76, 79
connecting laptop, 14
connecting video device, 16
menu, 38, 42
outputting to external sound system,
72 to 73
problems, troubleshooting, 67
turning off (using A/V Mute), 31
Audio Out jack, 73
Auto button, 40
Auto Setup setting, 41
AV cable, 15 to 16
Cables, 6 to 8
Camcorder, connecting to, 15 to 16
Carrying case, 8, 56
CD-ROMs, 4
Ceiling mount, 8, 49, 72
Cleaning
air filter, 53 to 54
lens, 52
projector case, 52
Color
adjusting, 41, 48
problems, 66
Comp button, 30, 67
Composite video cable, 15
Computer cable, 6
Computer connector pin assignments, 92
Connecting projector
to a desktop Macintosh, 77 to 79
to a desktop PC, 73 to 76
to a high-end workstation, 79
to a laptop, 12 to 14
to a video source, 15 to 16
Connector pin assignments, 92
Contrast setting, 41
Cursor speed, setting, 43
Cursor/Stamp tool
customizing, 43 to 44
using, 34
B
Bass, adjusting, 42
Batteries, installing, 28
Blurry image, 65
Box tool
customizing, 43 to 44
using, 34
Brightness, 1, 87
Brightness setting, 41
D
Declaration of Conformity, 84
Default settings, restoring, 39, 50
Desktop adapter, Macintosh, 77 to 78
Desktop computer, connecting to, 73 to 79
Digital camera, connecting to, 15 to 16
Distance from projector to screen, 10
Drawing on the screen, 33 to 36
DVD player, connecting to, 15 to 16
Index 93
E
Effect menu, 38, 43 to 44
Electrical specifications, 88
Enter button, 29
Environmental specifications, 89
EPSON
accessories, 8, 70
PrivateLine Support, 5, 69
technical support, 4, 69 to 70
Esc button, 36
External speakers, connecting to, 72 to 73
E-Zoom button, 31
F
FCC compliance statement, 85
Filter
See Air filter
Focusing, 23
Foot release levers, 23
Freehand line tool
customizing, 43 to 44
using, 35 to 36
Freeze button, 31
G
Gamma setting, 41
H
Height of image, adjusting, 23
Help, 4 to 5, 69 to 70
Help button, 58
Help system, using, 58
Highlighting tools, 33 to 36
I
iBook, connecting to, 12
iMac, connecting to, 7
94
Index
Image
adjusting, 22 to 24, 40 to 41
capturing and saving in projector, 44 to 45
correcting shape of, 24, 46, 64
focusing, 23
height, adjusting, 23
positioning, 23, 40
problems with, troubleshooting, 62 to 67
raising, 23
resizing, 32
shape, correcting, 24, 46, 64
size and projection distance, 10
size range, 87
turning off (using A/V Mute), 31
zooming, 23, 31
Installing projector, 72 to 73
K
Kensington anti-theft device, 8, 11
Keystone button, 24
Keystone correction, 24, 64, 87
L
Lamp
automatic shutoff, 25
number of hours used, 49
replacing, 54 to 56
specifications, 88
status light, 59
Language setting, 48, 58
Laptop computer
connecting to, 12 to 14
displaying on, 22, 63
Laser disc player, connecting to, 15 to 16
Lens
cap, 19
cleaning, 52
extending, 18
specifications, 87
Light button (on remote control), 28
Lights, status, 59 to 62
Lines, drawing on screen, 35
Logo, saving on projector, 44 to 46
M
Macintosh, connecting to, 77 to 79
Manuals, 3 to 5
Marker tool
customizing, 43 to 44
using, 35
Menus
About, 38, 49
Advanced, 38, 48 to 49
Audio, 38, 42
changing settings, 38 to 39
Effect, 38, 43 to 44
Reset All, 38, 50
Setting, 38, 46 to 47
User’s Logo, 38, 44 to 45
using, 38 to 39
Video, 38, 40 to 41
Monitor adapter, Macintosh, 77 to 78
N
No-Signal Msg setting, 45, 47
O
Options for projector, 8
P
P in P (picture in picture) button, 32 to 33
Picture
See Image
Picture-in-picture video source, selecting, 46
Pin assignments, connector, 92
Pointer tool
customizing, 43 to 44
using, 34
Positioning image, 23
Positioning the projector, 10 to 11, 72
Power
button, 19
consumption, 88
saving, 25, 47
status light, 59
supply, 88
PowerBook, connecting to, 12 to 14
Presenters Online, 4, 69
PrivateLine Support, 5, 69
Problems
color, 66
image, 62 to 66
remote control, 68, 83
sound, 67
Projection lamp
See Lamp
Projector
carrying case, 8, 56
cleaning, 52
distance from screen, 10, 87
feet, adjusting height with, 23
installing, 72 to 73
lamp specifications, 88
options, 8
positioning, 10 to 11
resolution, 1, 87
shutting off, 25
software, 4
specifications, 87 to 92
transporting, 56
troubleshooting, 57 to 67
turning off, 25
turning on, 18 to 20
unpacking, 6 to 7
viewing information about, 49
Prompt setting, 47
PS/2 mouse cable, 6
Public address system, connecting to, 72 to 73
R
Raising image, 23
RCA AV cable, 15 to 16
Rear-screen projection, 48, 72
Registration, 5
Index 95
Remote control
light button, 28
numbered buttons, 33
problems, 68, 83
specifications, 88
troubleshooting, 68, 83
turning on, 28
using, 27 to 36
wireless mouse, using as, 36
Replacing lamp, 54 to 56
Reset All menu, 38, 50
Resetting menu options, 39, 50
Resize button, 32
Resizing image, 32
Resolution, 1, 87
S
Safety instructions, 81 to 82
Screen image
See Image
Screen, distance from projector, 10
Screens, portable, 8
Setting menu, 38, 46 to 47
Sharpness setting, 41
Sleep mode, 25, 47
Software, 4
Sound
See Audio
Source button, 20
Source, selecting, 30
Speaker, specifications, 87
Speakers, connecting to, 72 to 73
Special effects buttons, 33 to 36
Specifications
brightness, 1, 87
electrical, 88
environmental, 89
general, 87
lamp, 88
lens, 87
remote control, 88
resolution, 1, 87
safety, 89
Startup Screen setting, 48
96
Index
Startup screen, creating, 44 to 46
Status lights, 59 to 62
Stopping action, 31
Support
See Technical support
S-video, 15
S-Video button, 30
S-video cable, 7
Sync, adjusting, 41
T
Technical support, 4, 69 to 70
Temperature
requirements, 89
status light, 59
Tint setting, 41
Tone setting, 42
Tracking, ajusting, 41
Transporting projector, 56
Treble, adjusting, 42
Troubleshooting
image and sound problems, 62 to 67
projector problems, 57 to 67
remote control problems, 68
Turning off picture (using A/V Mute), 31
Turning off projector, 25
Turning on projector, 18 to 20
U
Unpacking projector, 6 to 7
USB mouse cable, 6
User’s Logo menu, 38, 44 to 45
V
VCR, connecting to, 15 to 16
Video
button, 30
display settings, viewing, 49
formats, supported, 1, 90 to 91
menu, 38, 40 to 41
picture in picture, 46
selecting source, 30
Video port pin assignments, 92
Video sources, connecting to, 15 to 16
Volume
button, 30
setting, 42
See also Audio
W
Warning lights, 59 to 62
Warranty, 5
Workstations, connecting projector to, 79
Z
Zoom ratio, 87
Zooming image, 23, 31
Index 97
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