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MP720 Digital Projector
Mainstream Series
User’s Manual
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Table of contents
Important safety instructions .................................... 1
Introduction ............................................................... 5
Projector features ................................................................. 5
Shipping contents ................................................................. 6
Optional accessories ...................................................................................... 6
Projector exterior view ......................................................... 7
Front / upper side .......................................................................................... 7
Rear side ......................................................................................................... 7
Side view ......................................................................................................... 8
Lower side ...................................................................................................... 8
Controls and functions ........................................................ 9
External control panel ................................................................................... 9
Remote control ............................................................................................ 10
Remote control effective range ................................................................... 12
Replacing the remote control battery ......................................................... 12
Positioning your projector ...................................... 13
Choosing a location ........................................................... 13
Obtaining a preferred projected image size ...................... 15
How to determine the position of the projector for a given screen size: .. 16
How to determine the recommended screen size for a given distance: .... 16
Connection ............................................................... 18
Wireless connection (optional) ........................................ 18
Cable connection ............................................................... 18
Connecting a computer or monitor ........................................................... 18
Connecting Video source devices ............................................................... 21
Operation ................................................................. 25
Start up ............................................................................... 25
Utilizing the password function ....................................... 25
To set a password: ........................................................................................ 26
If you forget the password: .......................................................................... 26
To enter the password recall procedure: .................................................... 26
To change the password: ............................................................................. 26
Adjusting the height .......................................................... 27
Auto-adjusting the image .................................................. 27
Fine-tuning the image size and clarity ............................. 28
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Correcting keystone ...........................................................28
Selecting an application mode............................................29
Switching input signal ........................................................29
Hiding the image ................................................................29
Remote paging operations..................................................30
Freezing the image .............................................................30
Shutdown ............................................................................30
Menu operation ..................................................................31
Menu system ................................................................................................. 31
Using the menus ........................................................................................... 32
1. Picture menu ............................................................................................ 33
2. Pro-Picture menu ..................................................................................... 35
3. Setting menu ............................................................................................. 36
4. Advance menu .......................................................................................... 37
5. Information menu..................................................................................... 39
Maintenance ............................................................. 40
Care of the projector ..........................................................40
Cleaning the lens .......................................................................................... 40
Cleaning the projector case .......................................................................... 40
Storing the projector .................................................................................... 40
Transporting the projector .......................................................................... 40
Cleaning and replacing the dust filter ......................................................... 40
Lamp information...............................................................43
Calculation of lamp hour ............................................................................. 43
Warning message ......................................................................................... 43
Replacing the lamp........................................................................................ 44
Temperature information ............................................................................ 46
Indicators....................................................................................................... 47
Safety instructions for ceiling mounting of your BenQ projector.............. 49
Troubleshooting....................................................... 50
Specifications............................................................ 51
Projector specifications ......................................................51
Timing chart........................................................................52
Supported timing for PC input ................................................................... 52
Supported timing for Component-YPbPr input ........................................ 52
Supported timing for Video and S-Video inputs ....................................... 52
Dimensions .........................................................................53
Warranty................................................................... 54
Limited Warranty ...............................................................54
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Regulation Statements ............................................. 55
FCC statement ................................................................... 55
EEC statement ................................................................... 55
MIC statement ................................................................... 55
WEEE directive .................................................................. 55
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Important safety instructions
Your BenQ projector is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of
information technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is
important that you follow the instructions mentioned in this manual and marked on the
product.
Caution
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To prevent shock, do not open the
cabinet. There are no user serviceable
parts inside.
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Refer servicing to qualified service
personnel.
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Always open the lens shutter or
remove the lens cap when the
projector lamp is on.
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In some countries, the line voltage is
NOT stable. This projector is designed
to operate safely within a mains
voltage between 100 to 240 volts AC,
but could fail if power cuts or surges of
±10 volts occur. In areas where the
mains voltage may fluctuate or cut out,
it is recommended that you connect
your projector through a power
stabilizer, surge protector or
uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
Please read this user’s manual before
you operate your projector. Save this
user’s manual for future reference.
Do not look straight at the projector
lens during operation. The intense
light beam may damage your eyes.
Important safety instructions
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Safety Instructions
1.
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The lamp becomes extremely hot
during operation. Allow the
projector to cool for approximately
45 minutes prior to removing the
lamp assembly for replacement.
2.
Do not operate lamps beyond the
rated lamp life. Excessive operation
of lamps beyond the rated life could
cause them to break on rare
occasions.
3.
Never replace the lamp assembly or
any electronic components unless
the projector is unplugged.
Important safety instructions
4.
Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, or table. The
product may fall, sustaining serious
damage.
5.
To reduce the risk of electric shock,
do not disassemble this appliance.
Take it to a qualified technician
when service or repair is required.
Incorrect reassembly can cause
malfunction of the projector or
electric shock when the appliance is
subsequently used.
Safety Instructions (Continued)
6.
Do not place this projector in any of the 7.
Do not block the ventilation holes.
- Do not place this unit on a blanket,
following environments.
bedding or any other soft surface.
- Do not cover this unit with a cloth or any
other item.
- Do not place inflammables near the
projector.
- Space that is poorly ventilated or confined.
Allow at least 50 cm clearance from walls
and free flow of air around the projector.
- Locations where temperatures may
become excessively high, such as the
inside of a car with all windows rolled up.
- Locations where excessive humidity, dust,
or cigarette smoke may contaminate
optical components, shortening the
projector’s life span and darkening the
image.
If the ventilation holes are seriously
obstructed, overheating inside the unit
may result in a fire.
8.
Always place the unit on a level,
horizontal surface during operation.
- Do not use if tilted at an angle of more
than 10 degrees left to right, nor at angle
of more than 15 degrees front to back.
Using the unit when it is not fully
horizontal may cause a malfunction of, or
damage to, the lamp.
- Locations near fire alarms
- Locations with an ambient temperature
above 40°C / 104°F
- Locations where the altitudes are higher
than 10000 feet.
9.
Do not stand the unit on end vertically.
Doing so may cause the unit to fall over,
causing injury or resulting in damage to
the unit.
Important safety instructions
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Safety Instructions (Continued)
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11.
12.
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Do not step on the projector or place 13.
any objects upon it. Besides probable
physical damage to the projector, doing
so may result in accidents and possible
injury.
Do not block the projection lens with
any objects when the projector is under 14.
operation as this could cause the
objects to become heated and deformed
or even cause a fire. To temporarily
turn off the lamp, press Blank on the
projector or remote control.
Do not place liquids near or on the
projector. Liquids spilled into the
projector may cause it to fail. If the
projector does become wet, disconnect
it from the power supply’s wall socket
and call BenQ to have the projector
serviced.
Important safety instructions
This product is capable of displaying
inverted images for ceiling mount
installation.
Please use BenQ’s Ceiling Mount Kit
for mounting the unit and ensure it is
securely installed.
When the projector is under operation,
you may sense some heated air and
odor from its ventilation grill. It is a
normal phenomenon and not a
product defect.
Introduction
Projector features
The projector integrates high-performance optical engine projection and a user-friendly
design to deliver high reliability and ease of use.
The projector offers the following features:
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Selectable password protected function
Selectable quick cooling function for reducing projector cooling time
Optional wireless module allowing more computers to share one projector through
cable or wireless connection
Compact and portable unit
High quality manual zoom lens
One-key auto-adjustment to display the best picture quality
Digital keystone correction to correct distorted images
Adjustable color balance control for data/video display
Ultra-high brightness projection lamp
Ability to display 16.7 million colors
Multi-language on-screen menus
Switchable normal and Economic modes to reduce the power consumption
Built-in speaker provides mixed mono audio when an audio input is connected
Powerful AV function to provide high quality AV picture
Component HDTV compatibility (YPbPr)
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The apparent brightness of the projected image will vary depending on the ambient
lighting conditions, selected input source contrast/brightness settings, and is directly
proportional to projection distance.
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The lamp brightness will decline over time and may vary within the lamp manufacturers
specifications. This is normal and expected behavior.
Introduction
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Shipping contents
The projector is shipped with the cables required for connection to a PC. Carefully unpack
and verify that you have all of the items shown below. If any of these items are missing,
please contact your place of purchase.
The supplied accessories will be suitable for your region, and may differ from those
illustrated.
Projector
Quick start
guide
Remote control
with battery
Soft carry case
Cleaning cloth
User’s
manual
User’s manual
CD
Replacement filter
Pull the tab before using the
remote control.
VGA cable
USB cable
Power cord
Optional accessories
1.
2.
3.
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Macintosh adapter
230W lamp module
Ceiling mount kit
Introduction
4.
5.
6.
Component Video to VGA (D-sub)
adaptor cable
RS232 connector
Wireless module
Projector exterior view
Front / upper side
1.
1
External control panel
(See "External control panel" on
page 9 for detailed information.)
Ventilation grill
Projection lens
Front adjuster button
Lens cap
Focus ring and Zoom ring
Front IR remote sensor
6 2.
2
3
3.
7 4.
4
5.
6.
7.
5
Rear side
Refer to "Connection" on page 18 for more information on making connections to various
equipment.
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18 19 20
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21
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10.
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12.
13.
14.
Rear adjuster foot
AC power cord inlet
Filter case
Rear IR remote sensor
USB socket
RS232 control port
RGB signal output socket
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
RGB (PC) / Component video (YPbPr/
YCbCr) signal input socket
DVI-I signal input socket
Video socket
S-Video socket
Audio input socket
Audio output socket
Speaker
Introduction
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Side view
22.
Kensington anti-theft lock slot
23.
24.
25.
Front adjuster foot
Lamp cover
Rear adjuster foot
22
Lower side
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24
25
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Introduction
Controls and functions
External control panel
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3.
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5.
6.
7.
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1
5
9
10
2
1.
7
3
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4
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I Power (Refer to "Start up" on page 25 and "Shutdown" on page 30 for more
information.)
Turns the projector on or off.
Blank (Refer to "Hiding the image" on page 29 for more information.)
Used to hide the screen image. You can press any key on the control panel to bring the
image back.
Mode (Refer to "Application Mode" on page 33 for more information.)
Depending upon which input signal is selected, there are several picture setup options
available.
When a wireless module is installed and the Wireless Connection menu is displayed,
press this button to change among LAN, IEEE 802.11 a, and IEEE 802.11 b/g. (The
wireless module is available through BenQ retailers.)
Source (Refer to "Switching input signal" on page 29 for more information.)
Sequentially selects the input signal RGB, Component Video, S-Video, or Video.
Auto (Refer to "Auto-adjusting the image" on page 27 for more information.)
Automatically determines the best picture timings for the displayed image.
When a wireless module is installed, the Wireless Connection menu is displayed and
the IEEE 802.11 a is selected, press this button to search for a reliable channel. (The
wireless module is available through BenQ retailers.)
Lamp indicator light (Refer to "Indicators" on page 47 for more information.)
Indicates the status of the lamp. Lights up or flashes when the lamp has developed a
problem.
Temperature warning light (Refer to "Indicators" on page 47 for more information.)
Lights up red if the projector’s temperature becomes too high.
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8.
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10.
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12.
13.
14.
Power indicator light (Refer to "Indicators" on page 47 for more information.)
Lights up or flashes when the projector is under operation.
3 Left
Right 4(Refer to "Correcting keystone" on page 28 for more information.)
When the on-screen menu is not activated, #9 and #10 function as Keystone -/+ hot
keys.
6Menu (Refer to "Using the menus" on page 32 for more information.)
Turns on the on-screen display control menu.
5Exit
Exits and saves the menu settings.
When the on-screen menu is activated, the #9 to #12 buttons are used as directional
arrows to select the desired menu items and to make adjustments.
Focus ring (Refer to "Fine-tuning the image size and clarity" on page 28 for more
information.)
Adjusts the focus of the projected image.
Zoom ring (Refer to "Fine-tuning the image size and clarity" on page 28 for more
information.)
Adjusts the size of the image.
Remote control
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2
3
4
5
3
7
8
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10
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12
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1.
2.
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Power (Refer to "Start up" on page 25 and "Shutdown" on page 30 for more
information.)
Turns the projector on or off.
II/ Freeze
The image is frozen when Freeze is pressed. An icon "
" will display in the lower
right corner of the screen. To release the function, press Freeze again.
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Introduction
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
5Up, 6 Down
3Left, Right4
When the on-screen menu is activated, the 5Up, 6 Down, 3Left and
Right4buttons are used as directional arrows to select the desired menu items and to
make adjustments.
Menu (Refer to "Using the menus" on page 32 for more information.)
Turns on the on-screen display control menu.
Exits and saves the menu settings. (Pressing the 5Up button repeatedly can also exit
and save the menu settings.)
Keystone
(Refer to page "Correcting keystone" on page 28 for more
information.)
Manually corrects distorted images resulting from an angled projection.
LAN/Wireless (Refer to "Wireless connection (optional)" on page 18 for more
information.)
When a wireless module is installed and the Wireless Connection menu is displayed,
press this button to toggle between LAN or Wireless connection modes. (The wireless
module is available through BenQ retailers.)
Page Up and Down (Refer to "Remote paging operations" on page 30 for more
information.)
You can operate your display software program (on a connected PC) which responds
to page up/down commands (like Microsoft PowerPoint) by pressing these buttons.
SWAP (Refer to "Wireless connection (optional)" on page 18 for more information.)
When a wireless module is installed and the Wireless Connection menu is displayed,
press this button to change the wireless connection mode between IEEE 802.11 a and
IEEE 802.11 b/g. (The wireless module is available through BenQ retailers.)
Auto (Refer to "Auto-adjusting the image" on page 27 for more information.)
Automatically determines the best picture settings for the displayed image.
When a wireless module is installed, the Wireless Connection menu is displayed and
the IEEE 802.11 a is selected, press this button to search for a reliable channel. (The
wireless module is available through BenQ retailers.)
Source (Refer to "Switching input signal" on page 29 for more information.)
Sequentially selects the input signal RGB, Component Video, S-Video, or Video.
Blank (Refer to "Hiding the image" on page 29 for more information.)
Used to hide the screen image. Press any key on the remote control to restore the
image.
Mode (Refer to "Application Mode" on page 33 for more information.)
Depending upon which input signal is selected, there are several picture setup options
available.
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Remote control effective range
Infra-Red (IR) remote control sensors are located on the front and the back of the projector.
The remote control must be held at an angle within 30 degrees of the projector’s IR remote
control sensors to function correctly. The distance between the remote control and the
sensors should not exceed 6 meters (~ 20 feet).
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Operating the projector from the
front
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Operating the projector from the
rear
Approx. 15°
Approx. 15°
Make sure that there are no obstacles between the remote control and the IR sensors on the
projector that might obstruct the infra-red beam.
Replacing the remote control battery
1.
2.
Pull out the battery holder.
Insert the new battery in the holder. Note
the positive polarity should face outward.
Push the holder into the remote control
until it clicks into place.
3.
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Avoid excessive heat and humidity. There
may be battery damage if the battery is
incorrectly replaced.
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Replace only with the same or equivalent
type recommended by the battery
manufacturer.
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Dispose of the used battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Never throw a battery into a fire. There may be danger of an explosion.
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If the battery is dead or if you will not be using the remote control for a long time, remove
the battery to prevent damage to the remote control from possible battery leakage.
Introduction
Positioning your projector
Choosing a location
Your projector is designed to be installed in one of four possible installation locations:
1.
Floor in front of screen;
2.
Ceiling in front of screen;
3.
Floor at rear of screen;
4.
Ceiling at rear of screen.
Your room layout or personal preference will dictate which installation location you select.
Take into consideration the size and position of your screen, the location of a suitable power
outlet, as well as the location and distance between the projector and the rest of your
equipment.
If you use the projector with wireless function, there's no need to worry about data cable
connections.This gives you the flexibility to site the projector anywhere in the room up to a
range of 20m away from your notebook, and switch between presentations on different
notebooks instantly without fiddling with cables
To use the wireless function, you need to install a BenQ wireless module to the projector and
enable your notebook/desktop PC with wireless connection. For more information, refer to
"Wireless connection (optional)" on page 18.
Positioning your projector
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I. Floor front
Select this location with the projector placed near the
floor in front of the screen. This is the most common
way to position the projector for quick setup and
portability.
II. Ceiling front
Select this location with the projector suspended
upside-down from the ceiling in front of the screen.
Purchase the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mounting Kit
from your dealer to mount your projector on the
ceiling.
Set
in the Advance > Mirror menu after you turn
the projector on.
III. Floor rear
Select this location with the projector placed near the
floor behind the screen.
Note that a special rear projection screen is required.
Set
in the Advance > Mirror menu after you turn
the projector on.
IV. Ceiling rear
Select this location with the projector suspended
upside-down from the ceiling behind the screen.
Note that a special rear projection screen and the
BenQ Projector Ceiling Mounting Kit are required
for this installation location.
Set
in the Advance > Mirror menu after you turn
the projector on.
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Positioning your projector
Obtaining a preferred projected image size
The distance from the projector lens to the screen, the zoom setting, and the video format
each factors in the projected image size.
The maximum (native) resolution of the projector is 1024 x 768 pixels, which is a 4 to 3
aspect ratio (expressed as 4:3). To be able to project a complete 16:9 (widescreen) aspect
ratio image, the projector can resize and scale a widescreen image to the projector's native
aspect width. This will result in a proportionally smaller height equivalent to 75% of the
projector's native aspect height.
4:3 aspect image in a 4:3 aspect display area
16:9 aspect image scaled to a 4:3 aspect display area
Thus, a 16:9 aspect image will not utilize 25% of the height of a 4:3 aspect image displayed
by this projector. This will be seen as darkened (unlit) bars along the top and bottom
(vertical 12.5% height respectively) of the 4:3 projection display area whenever displaying a
scaled 16:9 aspect image in the vertical centre of the 4:3 projection display area.
When determining the position of your projector, you should consider its intended use and
input signal aspect ratios. All inputs (other than composite Video being fed a 16:9 aspect
signal) will display in a 4:3 aspect ratio (and will require an additional 33% display height
than that of the scaled 16:9 aspect image projection area).
IMPORTANT: Do not select a permanent projector position based upon a 16:9 projection if you
will ever need to select an input (other than composite Video being fed a 16:9 aspect signal).
The projector should always be placed horizontally level (like flat on a table), and positioned
directly perpendicular (90° right-angle square) to the horizontal centre of the screen. This
prevents image distortion caused by angled projections (or projecting onto angled surfaces).
The modern digital projector does not project directly forward (like older style reel-to-reel
film projectors did). Instead, digital projectors are designed to project at a slightly upward
angle above the horizontal plane of the projector. This is so that they can be readily placed
on a table and will project forward and upwards onto a screen positioned so that the bottom
edge of the screen is above the level of the table (and everyone in the room can see the
screen).
If the projector is mounted on a ceiling, it must be mounted upside-down so that it projects
at a slightly downward angle.
You can see from the diagram on page 17, that this type of projection causes the bottom edge
of the projected image to be vertically offset from the horizontal plane of the projector.
When ceiling mounted, this refers to the top edge of the projected image.
If the projector is positioned further away from the screen, the projected image size
increases, and the vertical offset also increases proportionately.
When determining the position of the screen and projector, you will need to account for
both the projected image size and the vertical offset dimension, which are directly
proportional to the projection distance.
BenQ has provided a table of 4:3-aspect-ratio screen sizes to assist you in determining the
ideal location for your projector. There are two dimensions to consider, the perpendicular
horizontal distance from the centre of the screen (projection distance), and the vertical
offset height of the projector from the horizontal edge of the screen (offset).
Positioning your projector
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How to determine the position of the projector for a given
screen size:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select your screen size.
Refer to the table and find the closest match to your screen size in the left columns
labelled 'Screen Diameter' Using this value, look across this row to the right to find the
corresponding average distance from screen value in the column labelled 'Average'.
This is the projection distance.
On that same row, look across to the right column and make note of the vertical Offset
value. This will determine the final vertical offset placement of the projector in
relation to the edge of the screen.
The recommended position for the projector is aligned perpendicular to the
horizontal centre of the screen, at the distance from the screen determined in step 2
above, and offset by the value determined in step 3 above.
For example, if you are using a 120 inch screen, the average projection distance is 4691 mm
and with a vertical offset of 46 mm.
If you place the projector in a different position (to that recommended), you will have to tilt
it down or up to center the image on the screen. In these situations, some image distortion
will occur. Use the Keystone function to correct the distortion. See "Correcting keystone" on
page 28 for keystone correction.
How to determine the recommended screen size for a
given distance:
This method can be used for situations where you have purchased this projector and would
like to know what screen size will fit in your room.
The maximum screen size is limited by the physical space available in your room.
1.
Measure the distance between the projector and where you want to position the
screen. This is the projection distance.
2.
Refer to the table and find the closest match to your measurement in the average
distance from screen column labelled 'Average'. Check that your measured distance is
between the min and max distances listed on either side of the average distance value.
3.
Using this value, look across that row to the left to find the corresponding screen
diameter listed in that row. That is the projected image size of the projector at that
projection distance.
4.
On that same row, look across to the right column and make note of the vertical Offset
value. This will determine the final placement of the screen in relation to the
horizontal plane of the projector.
For example, if your measured projection distance was 4.5m (4500mm), the closest match in
the Average column is 4617mm. Looking across this row shows that a 3000mm (3m) screen
is required. If you can only obtain imperial sized screens, the listed screen sizes on either side
of the 3m screen are the 9' and 10' screens.
Checking the min and max projection distance values for these screen sizes, indicates that
the 4.5m measured projection distance will fit these screens too. The projector can be
adjusted (using the zoom control) to display on these different screen sizes at that projection
distance. Be aware that these different screens have different vertical offset values.
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Positioning your projector
Maximum zoom
Minimum zoom
Screen
Center of lens
Offset
Projection distance
Screen Diameter
Feet Inches
mm
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4
48
5
6
60
72
7
8
84
96
9
108
10
120
12
144
15
180
18
216
25
300
1219
1500
1524
1829
2000
2134
2438
2500
2743
3000
3048
3500
3658
4000
4572
5000
5436
6000
7620
Distance from Screen in mm
Min length
Average
Max length
(with max.
(with min.
zoom)
zoom)
1745
2148
2182
2618
2863
3055
3491
3579
3927
4295
4364
5011
5236
5727
6545
7158
7855
8590
10909
1876
2199
2345
2815
3078
3284
3753
3848
4222
4617
4691
5387
5629
6157
7036
7695
8444
9234
11727
2007
2250
2509
3011
3293
3513
4015
4116
4516
4939
5018
5763
6022
6586
7527
8232
9033
9878
12545
Vertical Offset in mm
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23
23
27
30
32
36
38
41
45
46
53
55
60
69
75
82
90
114
The recommended focus range is from 1500-8000 millimeters (1.5-8 meters).
There is 3%-5% tolerance among these numbers due to optical component variations.
Positioning your projector
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Connection
When connecting a signal source to the projector, be sure to:
1.
2.
3.
Turn all equipment off before making any connections.
Use the correct signal cables for each source.
Ensure the cables are firmly inserted.
In the connections shown below, some cables may not be included with the
projector (see "Shipping contents" on page 6). They are commercially available
from electronics stores.
Wireless connection (optional)
The Wireless module allows for simultaneous wireless connectivity to multiple computers
which are Wi-Fi enabled. This saves you from having to swap data cables between the
projector and different computers during a presentation. Wi-Fi connectivity is most suitable
for situations where multiple presenters with separate notebooks are required to seamlessly
present individual presentations, like in meetings, conferences, lectures and, classrooms.
The Wireless module connects and attaches to the rear of the projector through the DVI-I
socket.
Whilst the Wireless module is attached to the projector, you cannot use the DVI-I socket for
DVI cable connections.
Even though the projector may be using a wireless data connection, it still requires physical
connection to a power outlet using its power cable.
You can purchase a BenQ wireless module from
BenQ retailers. You should attach the wireless
module to the projector before you connect any
other cables. Refer to the user’s manual
enclosed with the wireless module for
connection and operation details.
Projector with the wireless module
Cable connection
Connecting a computer or monitor
Connecting a computer
The projector provides a VGA and DVI input sockets that allow you to connect it to a
notebook or desktop computer.
Additionally, you can also connect the projector to a computer via the USB cable so you can
perform paging operations of the application on the PC or notebook. (see "Remote paging
operations" on page 30).
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Connection
To connect the projector to a notebook or desktop computer (either through a
VGA cable or VGA-DVI cable):
•
With a VGA cable:
•
With a VGA-DVI cable:
1.
Take the supplied VGA cable and
connect one end to the D-Sub
output socket of the computer.
Connect the other end of the VGA
cable to the D-SUB/COMP IN
signal input socket on the projector.
1.
Take a VGA-DVI cable and connect
the VGA end to the D-Sub output
socket of the computer.
Connect the DVI end of the VGADVI cable to the DVI-I signal input
socket on the projector.
2.
3.
4.
5.
2.
If you wish to use the remote paging function (see "Remote paging operations" on
page 30), take the supplied USB cable and connect the larger end to the USB port
of the computer, and the smaller end to the USB socket on the projector.
If you wish to make use of the projector (mixed mono) speaker in your
presentations, take a suitable audio cable and connect one end of the cable to the
audio output socket of the computer, and the other end to the AUDIO IN socket of
the projector.
If you wish, you can use another suitable audio cable and connect one end of the
cable to the Audio OUT socket* of the projector, and the other end to your
external speakers (not supplied).
*The audio output is a mixed mono signal and controlled by the projector Volume
and Mute settings.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
notebook or desktop computer
Speakers
Audio cable
USB cable
VGA
cable
or
VGA-DVI
cable
Audio cable
•
A Mac adapter (an optional accessory) is needed if you are connecting legacy version
Macintosh computers.
•
Many notebooks do not turn on their external video ports when connected to a projector.
Usually a key combo like FN + F3 or CRT/LCD key turns the external display on/off.
Locate a function key labeled CRT/LCD or a function key with a monitor symbol on the
notebook. Press FN and the labeled function key simultaneously. Refer to your
notebook’s documentation to find your notebook’s key combination.
Connection
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Connecting a monitor
If you want to view your presentation close-up on a monitor as well as on the screen, you
can connect the RGB signal output socket on the projector to an external monitor with a
VGA cable by following the instructions below.
Note: The D-SUB output only works when an appropriate D-SUB input is made to the
projector. Be sure the projector is connecting with the computer using the D-SUB IN
socket, not the DVI socket.
To connect the projector to a monitor (either through a VGA cable or VGADVI cable):
•
With a VGA cable:
•
With a VGA-DVI cable:
Note: You monitor must be equipped with a
DVI input socket.
1.
Connect the projector to a computer as described in "Connecting a computer" on
page 18.
2.
Take a suitable VGA cable (only one
supplied) and connect one end of
the cable to the D-Sub input socket
of the video monitor.
Connect the other end of the cable
to the D-SUB OUT socket on the
projector.
3.
2.
3.
Take a VGA-DVI cable and connect
the DVI end of the cable to the DVI
input socket of the video monitor.
Connect the VGA end of the cable to
the D-SUB OUT socket on the
projector.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
notebook or desktop computer
(DVI)
VGA-DVI cable
(VGA)
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Connection
or
VGA cable
VGA cable
Connecting Video source devices
This section describes how to connect the projector to Video source devices using video
cables. Video cable connections are recommended for Video presentations.
This projector also supports data (graphic) "PC" connection using Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi connection is
not recommended for Video presentations. See "Wireless connection (optional)" on page 18.
You can connect your projector to various Video source devices that provide any one of the
following output sockets:
•
Component Video
•
S-Video
•
Video (composite)
You need only connect the projector to a Video source device using just one of the above
connecting methods, however each provides a different level of video quality. The method
you choose will most likely depend upon the availability of matching terminals on both the
projector and the Video source device as described below:
Best video quality
The best available video connection method is Component Video (not to be confused with
composite Video). Digital TV tuner and DVD players output Component Video natively, so
if available on your devices, this should be your connection method of choice in preference
to (composite) Video.
See "Connecting a Component Video source device" on page 22 for how to connect the
projector to a component video device.
Better video quality
The S-Video method provides a better quality analog video than standard composite Video.
If you have both composite Video and S-Video output terminals on your Video source
device, you should elect to use the S-Video option.
See "Connecting an S-Video source device" on page 23 for how to connect the projector to
an S-Video device.
Least video quality
Composite Video is an analog video and will result in a perfectly acceptable, but less than
optimal result from your projector, being the least video quality of the available methods
described here.
See "Connecting a composite Video source device" on page 24 for how to connect the
projector to a composite Video device.
Connecting Audio
The projector has a built-in mono speaker which is designed to provide basic audio
functionality accompanying data presentations for business purposes only. It is not designed
for, nor intended for stereo audio reproduction use as might be expected in home theatre or
home cinema applications. Any stereo audio input (if provided), is mixed into a common
mono audio output through the projector speaker.
If you wish, you can make use of the projector (mixed mono) speaker in your presentations,
and also connect separate amplified speakers to the Audio Out socket of the projector. The
audio output is a mixed mono signal and controlled by the projector Volume and Mute
settings.
If you have a separate sound system, you will most likely want to connect the audio output
of your Video source device to that sound system, instead of to the mono audio projector.
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The audio connections illustrated in the following sections are provided for informational
purposes only. You need not connect audio to the projector if there is an alternate sound
system available, or if audio is not required.
Connecting a Component Video source device
Examine your Video source device to determine if it has a set of unused Component Video
output sockets available:
•
•
If so, you can continue with this procedure.
If not, you will need to reassess which method you can use to connect to the device.
To connect the projector to a Component Video source device (either through
a Component Video to VGA adaptor cable or DVI cable):
•
With a Component Video to VGA
(D-Sub) adaptor cable:
•
With a DVI cable:
1.
Take the (optional accessory)
Component Video to VGA (D-Sub)
adaptor cable and connect the end
with 3 RCA type connectors to the
Component Video output sockets of
the Video source device. Match the
color of the plugs to the color of the
sockets; green to green, blue to blue;
and red to red.
Connect the other end of the
Component Video to VGA (D-Sub)
adaptor cable (with a D-Sub type
connector) to the D-SUB/COMP IN
socket on the projector.
1.
Take a DVI cable and connect one
end of the cable to the DVI output
socket of the Video source device.
Connect the other end of the cable
to the DVI-I socket on the projector.
2.
3.
2.
If you wish, you can use another suitable audio cable and connect one end of the
cable to the AUDIO OUT socket of the projector, and the other end to your
external speakers (not supplied).
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
A/V device
Speakers
Audio
cables
Component Video to
VGA (D-Sub) adaptor
cable
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Connection
DVI
cable
Audio
cable
•
The projector is only capable of playing mixed mono audio, even if a stereo audio input
is connected. See "Connecting Audio" on page 21 for details.
•
Component Video is the only video output that delivers native 16:9 aspect ratio picture.
If you connect the projector to a High Definition TV (HDTV) tuner, the following standards
are supported:
•
•
•
480i
576i
720p (50/ 60 Hz)
•
•
•
480p
576p
1080i (50/ 60 Hz)
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct
video source has been selected, check that the Video source device is turned on and
operating correctly. Also check that the signal cables have been connected correctly.
Connecting an S-Video source device
Examine your Video source device to determine if it has an unused S-Video output socket
available:
•
•
If so, you can continue with this procedure.
If not, you will need to reassess which method you can use to connect to the device.
To connect the projector to an S-Video source device:
1.
Take a S-Video cable and connect one end to the S-Video output socket of the Video
source device.
2.
Connect the other end of the S-Video cable to the S-VIDEO socket on the projector.
3.
If you wish, you can use another suitable audio cable and connect one end of the cable
to the AUDIO OUT socket of the projector, and the other end to your external
speakers (not supplied).
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
A/V device
S-Video cable
Audio
cables
•
The projector is only capable of playing mixed mono audio, even if a stereo audio input
is connected. See "Connecting Audio" on page 21 for details.
•
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the
correct video source has been selected, check that the Video source device is turned on
and operating correctly. Also check that the signal cables have been connected
correctly.
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•
If you have already made a Component Video connection between the projector and this
S-Video source device using Component Video connections, you need not connect to
this device using an S-Video connection as this makes an unnecessary second
connection of poorer picture quality. See "Connecting Video source devices" on page 21
for details.
Connecting a composite Video source device
Examine your Video source device to determine if it has a set of unused composite Video
output sockets available:
•
•
If so, you can continue with this procedure.
If not, you will need to reassess which method you can use to connect to the device.
To connect the projector to an composite Video source device:
1.
Take the Video cable and connect one end to the composite Video output socket of the
Video source device.
2.
Connect the other end of the Video cable to the VIDEO socket on the projector.
3.
If you wish, you can use another suitable audio cable and connect one end of the cable
to the AUDIO OUT socket of the projector, and the other end to your external
speakers (not supplied).
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
A/V device
Video cable
Audio cables
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•
The projector is only capable of playing mixed mono audio, even if a stereo audio input
is connected. See "Connecting Audio" on page 21 for details.
•
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the
correct video source has been selected, check that the Video source device is turned on
and operating correctly. Also check that the signal cables have been connected
correctly.
•
You need only connect to this device using a composite Video connection if Component
Video and S-Video inputs are unavailable for use. See "Connecting Video source
devices" on page 21 for details.
Connection
Operation
Start up
1.
2.
3.
Plug the power cord into the projector and into
a wall socket. Turn on the wall socket switch
(where fitted). Check that the Power indicator
on the projector lights orange after power has
been applied.
Remove the lens cap. If it is left on, it could
become deformed due to the heat produced by
the projection lamp.
Press and hold (for 2 seconds) the Power
button on the remote control or projector to
start the unit. The Power indicator light flashes
green and stays green when the unit is on.
The start up procedure takes about 30 seconds
after pressing Power. In the later stage of start
up, a default BenQ logo is projected.
(If necessary) Rotate the focus ring to adjust
the image clearness.
If the projector is still hot from previous activity, it will
run the cooling fan for approximately 90 seconds before energising the lamp.
4.
5.
6.
If you are prompted for a password, press the arrow buttons to select the four
password digits, then press Auto. For information about the password function, refer
to "Utilizing the password function" on page 25.
Switch all of the connected equipment on.
The projector will start to search for input signals. The current input source being
scanned displays at the center of the screen. The search will continue until an input
source signal is detected.
You can also press Source on the projector or remote control to select your desired
input signal. For more information, please refer to "Switching input signal" on page
29.
If the frequency/ resolution of the input signal exceeds the projector’s operating range, you
will see the message “Out of Range” displayed on a blank screen.
Utilizing the password function
For security purposes and to help prevent unauthorized use, the projector includes an
option for setting up password security. The password can be set through the on-screen
menu. For details of the on-screen menu operation, please refer to "Using the menus" on
page 32 for information.
WARNING: You will be inconvenienced if you activate the password functionality and
subsequently forget the password. Print out this manual (if necessary) and write the password
you used in this manual, and keep the manual in a safe place for later recall.
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To set a password:
CAUTION: Once a password has been set, the projector cannot be used unless the correct
password is entered every time the projector is started.
1.
2.
3.
Open the on-screen menu and go to
Setting > Password. Select On by pressing
Left 3or Right4.
When the function is activated for the first time,
Password Setup
a prompt will display on the screen. Use the Up
Enter Password 0 0 0 0
5 or Down 6 button to select a number for
Press Auto to Confirm
each digit of the password. Use the Left 3 or
Right4 button to move between the digits of Press 5 or 6 to change number
Press 3 or 4to move
the password.
When all digits are entered and the password is
ready, press Auto to confirm. A confirmation message displays.
•
The password will display on-screen when being input.
•
IMPORTANT: Write your selected password down here in this manual so that it is
available to you should you ever forget it.
Password: __ __ __ __
Keep this manual in a safe place.
4.
Perform one of the following 3 steps.
i. Press Auto to continue. The set-up is finished when the message “Password setup
completed” displays.
ii. Press Up 5 to go back to the
Password Setup
previous screen and re-enter four Do you want to use 0 0 0 0 as your password?
digits.
Yes Auto
No 5
Cancel 6
iii. Press Down 6 to cancel the
password set-up and return to the on-screen menu.
If you forget the password:
You will be asked to enter the four digit password every time you turn on the projector. If
you enter the wrong password, the password error message displays. You can retry by
pressing Up 5, pressing Power to turn off the projector and start again, or if you did not
record the password in this manual, and you absolutely do not remember it, you can use the
password recall procedure.
To enter the password recall procedure:
Press and hold Right4 for 5 seconds. The projector will display a coded number on the
screen. Seek help from the local BenQ service center to decode the number. You may be
required to provide proof of purchase documentation to verify that you are an authorized
user of the projector.
To change the password:
1. Open the on-screen menu and go to
Setting > Change Password.
2. Press Left 3 or Right4. A “Password Change” message displays.
3. Enter the old password.
i. If the password is correct, you can go on to enter new password.
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Operation
IMPORTANT: Write your selected password down here in this manual so that it is available to
you should you ever forget it.
Password: __ __ __ __
Keep this manual in a safe place.
ii. If the password is incorrect, a “Password Error” message displays. Press Up 5 to
try again or press Down 6 to cancel.
4. Check the new password.
i. Pressing Auto completes the procedure.
ii. Press Up 5 to try again.
iii. Press Down 6 to cancel the set-up and return to the on-screen menu.
Adjusting the height
The projector is equipped with 1 quick-release adjuster foot and 1 rear adjuster foot. These
adjusters change the image height and projection angle. To adjust the projector:
1.
Lift the projector up and press the
adjuster button to release the
adjuster. The adjuster will drop
into position and be locked.
Do not look into the lens while the lamp is
on. The strong light from the lamp may
cause damage to your eyes.
Be careful when you press the adjuster
button as it is close to the exhaust vent
where hot air comes from.
2.
Screw the rear adjuster foot to fine
tune the horizontal angle.
To retract the foot, hold up the projector while pressing the front adjuster button, then
slowly lower the projector. Screw the rear adjuster foot in a reverse direction.
If the screen and the projector are not perpendicular to each other, the projected image
becomes vertically trapezoidal. To correct this situation, adjust the value of Keystone in the
Picture menu, on the projector control panel, or on the remote control. Refer to "Correcting
keystone" on page 28 for details.
Auto-adjusting the image
In some cases, you may need to optimize the picture
quality. To do this, press Auto on the control panel
of the projector or on the remote control. Within 3
seconds, the built-in Intelligent Auto Adjustment
function will re-adjust the values of Frequency and
Clock to provide the best picture quality.
The current source information will be displayed at
the bottom right of the screen for 3 seconds.
The screen will be blank while Auto is functioning.
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Fine-tuning the image size and clarity
1.
Adjust the projected image to the size
that you need using the zoom ring.
2.
Then sharpen the image by rotating
the focus ring.
Correcting keystone
Keystoning refers to the situation where the projected image is noticeably wider at either the
top or bottom. It occurs when the projector is not perpendicular to the screen.
To correct this, besides adjusting the height of the
projector, you will need to manually correct it
following ONE of these steps.
1. Press 3 Left/ Right 4 on the control panel of the
projector to display the status bar labelled Keystone.
Press Left 3to correct keystoning at the top of the
image. Press Right4 to correct keystoning at the
bottom of the image.
2. Press
/
on the remote control to display
the status bar labelled Keystone, then press
to
correct keystoning at the top of the image or press
of the image.
to correct keystoning at the bottom
3. Press 6 Menu on the projector or Menu on the remote control. Go to
Picture
--> Keystone and adjust the values by pressing Left 3/ Right 4 on the projector or Left 3/
Right 4on the remote control.
For example,
1. Press Left 3 on the projector or
2. Press
on the remote control or
3. Press Left 3on the projector or 3 on the
remote control when you are in Picture -->
Keystone menu.
Keystone
0
Keystone
-6
Keystone
+6
1. Press Right 4 on the projector or
2. Press
on the remote control or
3. Press Right 4 on the projector or 4 on
the remote control when you are in Picture -> Keystone menu.
Keystone
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Operation
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Selecting an application mode
The projector is preset with several predefined
application modes so that you can choose one to suit
your operating environment and input source picture
type. To select a operation mode that suits your need,
press Mode. The picture modes available for different
types of signals are shown below. See "Application
Mode" on page 33 for details.
PC Signal Input
Brightest (default)
Presentation
sRGB/Photo
Gaming
Video
Gaming
Photo
YPbPr / S-Video / Video Signal Input
Movie (default)
Cinema
Switching input signal
The projector can be connected to multiple devices
at the same time. However, it can only display one at
a time. To cycle through the available input sources,
press the Source button on the projector control
panel or the remote control. The selected source
name will display at the center of the screen for 3
seconds after each button press.
The brightness level of the projected image will
change accordingly when you switch between
different input signals. Data (graphic) "PC"
presentations using mostly static images are
generally brighter than "Video" using mostly moving
images (movies).
The input type effects the options available for the Application Mode. See "Selecting an
application mode" on page 29 for details.
Hiding the image
In order to draw the audience’s full attention to the
presenter, you can use Blank to hide the screen image.
Press any key on the control panel to restore the
image. The word “BLANK” appears at the bottom
right corner of the screen while the image is hidden.
When this function is activated with an audio input
connected, the audio can still be heard.
You can set the blank time in the
Advance
--> Blank Time menu to let the projector return the
image automatically after a period of time when there
is no action taken on the blank screen.
Do not block the projection lens from projecting as this could cause the blocking object to
become heated and deformed or even cause a fire.
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Remote paging operations
You can operate your display software program (on a connected PC) which
responds to page up/down commands (like Microsoft PowerPoint) by
pressing Page Up and Page Down on the remote control. See "Connecting
a computer" on page 18 for details.
Connect the projector to your PC or notebook with a USB cable prior to
using this function.
Freezing the image
Press the Freeze button on the remote control to freeze the image. An icon
will display in the lower right corner of the screen. To release the
function, press the Freeze button on the remote control, or the Source
button on the projector control panel. Note that pressing the Source
button will also change the input source.
Even if an image is frozen on the screen, the pictures are running on the
video or other device. If the connected devices have active audio output,
you will still hear the audio even though the image is frozen.
Shutdown
1.
2.
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Press Power and a prompt message
appears. Press Power a second time
to turn the projector off.
The Power indicator light flashes
orange and the lamp shuts down,
the fans continue to run for
approximately 90 seconds to cool
down the projector.
•
To protect the lamp, the projector will
not respond to any commands
during the cooling process.
•
To shorten the cooling time, you can also activate the Quick cooling function. See
"Quick Cooling (off)" on page 36 for details.
3.
Disconnect the power cord from the wall
socket.
•
Do not unplug the power cord before the
projector shutdown sequence is complete or
during the 90-second cooling down process.
•
If the projector is not properly shut down, you
risk damaging the lamp. Do not move the
projector whilst the lamp is hot.
Operation
SWAP
Menu operation
Menu system
Please note that the on-screen display (OSD) menus vary according to the signal type
selected.
Functions available when receiving different signal types...
Sub-Menu
Picture
Pro-Picture
Setting
Advance
PC / DVI-A
Wireless /
DVI-D
Auto Resize (not Auto Resize
Aspect Ratio
available with
Sharpness
Wireless
selected)
Aspect Ratio
Mute
Volume
OSD Time
Quick Cooling
Password
Change Password
Reset
Mirror
Blank Time
Source Scan
Language
Splash Screen
High Altitude Mode
Auto Off
Economic Mode
Source
Resolution
Application Mode
Equivalent Lamp Hour
Information
Component
Video
Application Mode
Keystone
Color Temp
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint*
Application Mode
Keystone
Color Temp
Brightness
Contrast
Auto Resize
Aspect Ratio
H Position
V Position
Phase
H. Size
Video / SVideo
Source
System
Application
Mode
Equivalent Lamp
Hour
Source
Resolution
Application
Mode
Equivalent Lamp
Hour
*When a Video or S-Video signal is connected, the function is only available with NTSC
system selected.
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Using the menus
The projector is equipped with on-screen display (OSD) menus for making various
adjustments and settings.
There are 17 different menu languages. (Refer to page "4. Advance menu" on page 37 for
more details.)
The following example describes the adjustment of the keystone.
1.
Press 6 Menu on the projector or Menu
on the remote control to turn the onscreen menu on.
4.
Adjust keystone values by
pressing 3/ 4on the projector
or remote control.
2.
Use 3 / 4 on the projector or remote
5.
Press5Exit on the projector
repeatedly or press Menu on the
remote control to leave and save
the setting.
control to select the
3.
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Picture
menu.
Press 5Exit / 6Menu on the projector
or 6 / 5 on the remote control to select
Keystone.
Operation
1. Picture menu
Some picture adjustments are available only when certain input sources are in use.
Unavailable adjustments are not shown on the screen.
FUNCTION
(default setting DESCRIPTION
/ value)
Pre-defined application modes are provided so you can optimize your
projector image set-up to suit your program type.
You can use the remote control 'Mode' button to select a predefined
application mode. See "Selecting an application mode" on page 29
for details.
PC Signal Input
1.
2.
Application
Mode
(PC:
Brightest;
3.
4.
5.
YPbPr/ SVideo/ Video:
Movie)
Brightest Mode (Default): Maximizes the brightness of the
projected image. This mode is suitable for environments where
extra-high brightness is required, such as using the projector in
well lit rooms.
Presentation Mode: Is designed for presentations. The brightness
is emphasized in this mode to match PC and notebook coloring.
sRGB/Photo Mode: Maximizes the purity of RGB colors to
provide true-to-life images regardless of brightness setting. It is
most suitable for viewing photos taken with an sRGB compatible
and properly calibrated camera, and for viewing PC graphic and
drawing applications such as AutoCAD.
Gaming Mode: Is suitable for playing PC-based games in a bright
living room.
Video Mode: Is appropriate for playing movies, video clips from
digital cameras or DVs through the PC input for best viewing in a
blackened (little light) environment.
YPbPr/ S-Video/ Video Signal Input
1.
Keystone (0)
Movie Mode (Default): Is suitable for enjoying colorful movies
and TV in a home darkened (not bright) lounge room lighting
level environment.
2.
Cinema Mode: Is suitable for enjoying DVD movies best viewed in
a blackened (little light) home cinema or lounge room
environment.
3.
Gaming Mode: Is suitable for playing gamebox-based video games
in a normal living room lighting level environment.
4.
Photo Mode: Is perfect for viewing digital photos taken in daylight
with an sRGB compatible and properly calibrated camera, and for
viewing Photo CDs. The color saturation and brightness are wellbalanced.
Corrects any keystoning of the image. Refer to "Correcting keystone" on
page 28 for more information.
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There are four color temperature* settings are available.
1.
Color Temp
(depends on
the selected
Application
mode)
Brightness
(depends on
the selected
input source)
2.
3.
4.
T1: With the highest color temperature, T1 makes the image
appear the most bluish white than other settings.
T2: Makes images appear bluish white.
T3: Maintains normal colorings for white.
T4: Makes images appear reddish white.
*About color temperatures:
There are many different shades that are considered to be “white” for
various purposes. One of the common methods of representing white
color is known as the “color temperature”. A white color with a low color
temperature appears to be reddish white. A white color with a high color
temperature appears to have more blue in it.
Adjusts the brightness of the image. The higher the value, the brighter
the image. And lower the setting, darker the image. Adjust this control
so the black areas of the image appear just as black and that detail in the
dark areas is visible.
-30
Contrast
50
+70
Adjusts the degree of difference between dark and light in the image.
The higher the value, the greater the contrast. Use this to set the peak
white level after you have previously adjusted the Brightness setting to
suit your selected input and viewing environment.
(depends on
the selected
input source)
-30
50
+70
Increases or decreases the color intensity of the image.
Color
(depends on
the selected
input source)
Tint (50)
Adjusts the color tones of the image. The higher the value, the more
greenish the image becomes. The lower the value, the more reddish the
image becomes.
When a Video or S-Video signal is connected, the function is only
available with NTSC system selected.
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Operation
2. Pro-Picture menu
Some picture adjustments are available only when certain input sources are in use.
Unavailable adjustments are not shown on the screen.
FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
(default
setting / value)
Automatically resizes the input signal pixel resolution to the native resolution
Auto Resize
(on)
of the projector.
On: The pixel resolution of the input signal is converted to the native
resolution of the projector (1024 x 768). For input signals with lower
resolutions, gaps in the pixels are automatically interpolated into the image
before being projected. This may distort the image clarity.
Off: The image is projected as its original resolution, with no pixel conversion.
For input signals with lower resolutions, the projected image will display
smaller than if resized to full screen. You could adjust the zoom setting or move
the projector towards the screen to increase the image size if necessary. You
may also need to refocus the projector after making these adjustments.
There are two aspect ratio settings.
Aspect Ratio
(4:3)
1. 4:3 (for a standard screen)
2. 16:9 (for a wide screen)
16:9 aspect ratio is only sourced through the Component Video input
when being fed an appropriate 16:9 aspect signal. See "Connecting a
Component Video source device" on page 22 and "Obtaining a
preferred projected image size" on page 15 for details.
Adjusts the horizontal position
of the projected image.
H Position
(0)
-30
+30
-30
+30
Adjusts the vertical position of
the projected image.
V Position
(0)
Phase
(depends on
the selected
input
source)
This function allows you to adjust the clock phase
to reduce image distortion.
H Size (0)
Adjusts the horizontal width of the image.
Sharpness
(15)
Adjusts the image to make it look sharper or softer.
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3. Setting menu
FUNCTION
(default setting DESCRIPTION
/ value)
Mute (off)
Toggles projector audio between on and off.
Volume (5)
Adjusts audio volume level.
OSD Time
(10)
Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after your last button
press. The range is from 5 to 100 seconds.
Quick
Cooling (off)
Enables or disables the Quick Cooling function. Selecting On enables the
function and projector cooling time will be shortened from a normal 90second duration to approximately 30 seconds.
This is a selectable function. Selecting On limits use of the projector to
only those who know the correct password. When the function is activated
for the first time, you have to set a password for it. For more information,
refer to "Utilizing the password function" on page 25. Once the password
is set and this function is selected, the projector is password-protected.
Users who do not know the correct password can not use the projector.
Password
(off)
WARNING: You will be inconvenienced if you activate the password
functionality and subsequently forget the password.
Print out this manual (if necessary) and write the password you used
in this manual, and keep the manual in a safe place for later recall.
The password can be entered by using either the buttons on the projector
or the remote control.
The password will display on-screen when being input.
Change
Password
You will be asked to enter the current password before changing to a new
one. For more information, refer to "Utilizing the password function" on
page 25.
Returns all settings to the factory preset values.
Reset
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Operation
The following settings will still remain: Mirror, Language, Password,
High Altitude Mode, Phase and H Position.
4. Advance menu
FUNCTION
(default setting DESCRIPTION
/ value)
Mirror (Floor
front)
The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with one
or more mirrors. Contact your dealer for the ceiling mount bracket
(optional accessory) if you need to install the projector on your ceiling.
Refer to "Choosing a location" on page 13 for more information.
Blank Time
(20)
Sets the image blank time when the Blank feature is activated, once
elapsed the image will return to the screen.
Source Scan
(on)
Sets whether the projector searches automatically for input signals. If the
source scan is On, the projector will scan for input signals until it acquires
a signal. If the function is not activated, the projector selects the last used
input signal. The default value is `RGB'.
Language
(English)
Language sets the language for the OSD control menus.
Splash
Screen
(BenQ logo)
Allows you to select which logo screen will display during projector startup. Three modes are available: Default (BenQ logo), black screen or blue
screen.
Use Left 3/ Right 4on the projector or Left 3/ Right 4on the remote
control to select your desired language.
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A mode for operation in areas like high altitude or high temperature. We
recommend you use the High Altitude Mode when your environment is
higher than 3000 feet above sea level, or is hotter than 40°C, or whenever
the projector will be used for extended periods of time (>10 hours)
without shutdown.
To activate the High Altitude Mode, select On by pressing Left 3/ Right
4on the projector or remote control. A confirmation message displays.
Press Auto.
We recommend you use the High Altitude Mode by selecting On
when your environment is higher than 3000 feet, or is hotter than 40°C.
Do you want to turn on High Altitude Mode?
Yes Auto
No 5
High Altitude Next time you turn on the projector, it will show a message pictured below
as a reminder during the start-up.
Mode (off)
Current Status
High Altitude Mode
On
This mode is used for protecting projector from extreme environment and may cause high
fan speed.
Operation under "High Altitude Mode" may cause a higher decibel
operating noise level because of increased fan speed necessary to improve
overall system cooling and performance.
If you use this projector under other extreme conditions excluding the
above, it may display auto shut-down symptoms, which is designed to
protect your projector from over-heating. In cases like this, you should
switch to High Altitude mode to solve these symptoms. However, this is
not to state that this projector can operate under any and all harsh or
extreme conditions.
This function allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input
is detected after a set period of time. Press Left 3/ Right 4on the
Auto Off (off) signal
projector or remote control to set the duration before the projector is
turned off. Selecting Off disables this function.
Economic
Mode (off)
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Operation
Use this mode to reduce system noise and reduce power consumption by
20%. If this mode is activated, the light output will be reduced and result
in darker projected images.
Setting the projector in Economic mode extends the lamp timer
automatic shutdown feature. For more information on how the total
lamp hour is calculated, see "Calculation of lamp hour" on page 43.
5. Information menu
This menu shows you the current operating status of the projector.
Some picture adjustments are available only when certain input sources are in use.
Unavailable adjustments are not shown on the screen.
FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
Source
Shows the current signal source.
Resolution
Shows the native resolution of the input signal.
Application
Mode
Shows the selected mode in the
Picture menu.
Equivalent
Lamp Hour
Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used.
System
Shows the Video input system format, NTSC, SECAM or PAL.
Operation
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Maintenance
Care of the projector
Your projector needs little maintenance. The only thing you need to do on a regular basis is
to keep the lens clean.
Never remove any parts of the projector except the lamp. Contact your dealer if other parts
need replacing.
Cleaning the lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
•
•
Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
If there is dirt or smears, use lens-cleaning paper or moisten a soft cloth with lens
cleaner and gently wipe the lens surface.
Never rub the lens with abrasive materials.
Cleaning the projector case
Before you clean the case, turn the projector off using the proper shutdown procedure as
described in "Shutdown" on page 30 and unplug the power cord.
•
•
To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with the supplied cleaning cloth.
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water and a neutral pH
detergent. Then wipe the case.
Never use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner or other chemical detergents. These can damage the
case.
Storing the projector
If you need to store the projector for an extended time, please follow the instructions below:
•
•
•
•
Make sure the temperature and humidity of the storage area are within the
recommended range for the projector. Please refer to "Specifications" on page 51 or
consult your dealer about the range.
Retract the adjuster feet.
Remove the batteries from the remote control.
Pack the projector in its original packing or equivalent.
Transporting the projector
It is recommended that you ship the projector with its original packing or equivalent. When
you carry the projector yourself, please use the original box or provided soft carry case.
Cleaning and replacing the dust filter
It is necessary to clean the dust filter periodically. If the filter is not cleaned, it can become
clogged with dust and prevent proper ventilation. This can cause overheating and a
malfunction of the projector.
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Maintenance
A warning message like the one pictured to
the right will be displayed for 10 seconds
every 500 hours to remind you to clean the
filter. To leave the message, press the Exit
button on the projector or remote control.
Please check if the filter is clean
Clean the filter or replace with a new one
Press “Exit” to leave
To clean the filter:
1.
2.
3.
Turn the projector off and wait until the fans stop running.
Disconnect the projector from any cables.
Locate the filter case on the back of the
projector.
filter case
4.
Release the filter case from the projector by
pressing the filter case into the slot slightly. The filter case
springs out of the slot.
5.
Pull out the filter case.
6.
Use a small vacuum cleaner designed for
computers and other office equipment to clean the
filter sponge. Or use a soft brush (such as a clean
artist’s paintbrush) to gently sweep the dust on the
filter away.
If the dirt is difficult to remove or the filter is
broken, replace it with the supplied spare filter
sponge. See "How to replace the filter sponge:"
below.
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7.
8.
9.
Refit the filter case by aligning and inserting it into
the projector slot.
Press the case back until it clicks into place.
Turn the projector back on.
If the case is not correctly seated in place, the
projector will display an on-screen message as
Please check
pictured to the right every three minutes.
Filter not well attached
The message will display 3 times for a 10-second
duration each, if no further action is taken.
Then a second message as pictured below displays to warn of shutdown in 1 minute.
Please re-attach the filter cap
Otherwise, Power is going to shut down in 1 minute
You can re-attach the case correctly anytime before the projector shuts down. (That
means you have 10-11 minutes to get the re-attachment done from the time the first
warning message was displayed.) The projector will return to normal operation.
How to replace the filter sponge:
If you find the dirt is hard to remove from the filter sponge or the sponge is broken, replace
it.
1.
Carefully peel the filter sponge away from the filter case.
See that there are small plastic pins along the edges to
position and retain the sponge into place. Lift the sponge
up off these pins taking care to prevent them from
breaking off.
2.
Attach the supplied new filter sponge to the filter case.
Make sure that the tiny holes securely fit onto the case’s
pins.
Plastic pins
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Maintenance
Lamp information
Calculation of lamp hour
When the projector is in operation, the duration (in hours) of lamp usage is automatically
calculated by the built-in timer. The method of calculating the equivalent lamp hour is as
follows:
Total (equivalent) lamp hour = hours used in Economic mode + hours used in normal
mode
See "Economic Mode (off)" on page 38 for more information on Economic mode.
The lamp hour in Economic mode is calculated as 3/4 of that in normal mode. That is, using
the projector in Economic mode helps to extend the lamp hour by 1/4.
Warning message
When the Lamp indicator lights up red or a message appears suggesting it is time to replace
the lamp, please install a new lamp or consult your dealer. An old lamp may cause a
malfunction in the projector and in some instances the lamp may explode.
For more detailed information on projector warnings, please refer to "Indicators" on page
47.
The Lamp indicator light and Temperature warning light will light up if the lamp becomes too
hot. Turn the power off and let the projector cool for 45 minutes. If the Lamp or Temp indicator
still lights up after turning the power back on, please contact your dealer.
The following Lamp warning displays will remind you to change the lamp.
Message
Status
The lamp has been in operation for 2800 hours.
Install a new lamp for optimal performance. If the
projector is normally run with "Economic Mode"
selected (See "Economic Mode (off)" on page 38),
you may continue to operate the projector until the
2950 hour lamp warning appears.
The lamp has been in operation for 2950 hours. A
new lamp should be fitted to avoid the
inconvenience of shutdown when the projector runs
out of lamp time.
The lamp has been in operation for over 3000 hours.
This message will flash in the center of the screen for
about 30 seconds together with the Lamp indicator
lighting up red for 40 seconds.
If this warning message displays, the projector will
shutdown in 40 seconds. The lamp MUST be
replaced before the projector will operate normally.
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Replacing the lamp
•
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, always turn the projector off and disconnect the
power cord before changing the lamp.
•
To reduce the risk of severe burns, allow the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes
before replacing the lamp.
•
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and damage to internal components, use caution
when removing lamp glass that has shattered into sharp pieces.
•
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and/or compromising image quality by touching
the lens, do not touch the empty lamp compartment when the lamp is removed.
•
This lamp contains mercury. Consult your local hazardous waste regulations to dispose
of this lamp in a proper manner.
1.
Turn the power off and disconnect the projector from the wall socket. If the lamp is
hot, avoid burns by waiting for approximately 45 minutes until the lamp has cooled.
2.
Turn the projector over. Then loosen the screw
on the lamp cover.
3.
Remove the lamp cover from the projector.
Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover removed.
4.
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Disconnect the lamp connector from the
projector.
Maintenance
5.
Loosen the screw that secures the lamp.
6.
Pull the lamp from the projector.
•
Pulling it too quickly may cause the lamp to break
and scatter broken glass in the projector.
•
Do not place the lamp in locations where water
might splash on it, children can reach it, or near
flammable materials.
•
Do not insert your hands into the projector after
the lamp is removed. If you touch the optical
components inside, it could cause color
unevenness and distortion of the projected
images.
7.
As shown in the figure, hold the new lamp and
align the two locators on the lamp with the
holes on the projector, and then pull the lamp
all the way into the projector.
8.
Connect the lamp connector to the projector.
9.
Tighten the screw that secures the lamp.
•
Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which
could result in malfunction.
•
Do not over tighten the screw.
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10.
Replace the lamp cover on the projector.
11.
Tighten the screw that secures the lamp cover.
•
Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which
could result in malfunction.
•
Do not over tighten the screw.
12.
Restart the projector.
Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover removed.
13.
Resetting the lamp counter
Do not reset if the lamp is not replaced as this could cause
damage.
i. Press and hold the Exit 5 button on the
projector for 5 seconds to display the total used
lamp time.
ii. Press Auto on the projector or on the remote
control to reset the lamp hour to “0”.
iii. Wait about 5 seconds to let the OSD disappear.
Temperature information
When the Temperature warning light is on, it is warning you of the following possible
problems:
1.
The internal temperature is too high.
2.
The fans are not working.
Turn the projector off and contact qualified service personnel for further help. For more
detailed information, please refer to "Indicators" on page 47.
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Maintenance
Indicators
Illustration
Blank - : Light OFF
•
•
O : Orange light
•
: Light flashing
•
R : Red light
•
: Light ON
•
G : Green light
Light
Status & Description
Power Temp Lamp
Power events
O
O
O
O
-
-
G
-
-
G
-
-
The projector has just been connected to a power outlet.
Stand-by mode.
The Power indicator light is flashing during powering up.
The projector is under normal operation.
1.
O
-
-
O
-
-
Light
The projector needs 90 seconds to cool down as it was
abnormally shut down without the normal cooling down
process. Or
2.
The projector needs to cool for 90 seconds after the
power is turned off.
The projector has shutdown automatically. If you try to re-start
the projector, it will shutdown again. Please contact your dealer
for assistance.
Status & Description
Power Temp Lamp
Lamp events
O
-
R
-
-
R
The projector has shutdown automatically. If you try to re-start
the projector, it will shutdown again. Please contact your dealer
for assistance.
1.
2.
The projector needs 90 seconds to cool down. Or
Please contact your dealer for assistance.
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Thermal events
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-
R
-
-
R
R
-
R
G
R
R
R
G
R
R
O
R
R
-
G
R
Maintenance
The projector has shutdown automatically. If you try to re-start
the projector, it will shutdown again. Please contact your dealer
for assistance.
Safety instructions for ceiling mounting of your BenQ
projector
We want you to have a pleasant experience using your BenQ projector, so we need to bring
this safety matter to your attention to prevent damage to person and property.
If you intend to mount your projector on the ceiling, we strongly recommend that you use a
proper fitting BenQ projector ceiling mount kit and that you ensure it is securely and safely
installed.
If you use a non-BenQ brand projector ceiling mount kit, there is a safety risk that the
projector may fall from the ceiling due to an improper attachment through the use of the
wrong gauge or length screws.
You can purchase a BenQ projector ceiling mount kit from the place you purchased your
BenQ projector. BenQ recommends that you also purchase a separate Kensington lock
compatible security cable and attach it securely to both the Kensington lock slot on the
projector and the base of the ceiling mount bracket. This will perform the secondary role of
restraining the projector should its attachment to the mounting bracket become loose.
Maintenance
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Troubleshooting
THE PROJECTOR DOES NOT TURN ON.
Cause
Remedy
There is no power from the power
cable.
Plug the power cord into the AC inlet on the
projector, and plug the power cord into the
power outlet. If the power outlet has a switch,
make sure that it is switched on.
Attempting to turn the projector on
again during the cooling process.
Wait until the cooling down process has
completed.
NO PICTURE
Cause
Remedy
The video source is not turned on or
connected correctly.
Turn the video source on and check that the
signal cable is connected correctly.
The projector is not correctly
connected to the input source device.
Check the connection.
The input signal has not been
correctly selected.
Select the correct input signal with the Source
key on the projector or remote control.
The lens cap is still attached to the
lens.
Remove the lens cap.
BLURRED IMAGE
Cause
Remedy
The projection lens is not correctly
focused.
Adjust the focus of the lens using the focus
ring.
The projector and the screen are not
aligned properly.
Adjust the projection angle and direction as
well as the height of the unit if necessary.
The lens cap is still attached to the
lens.
Remove the lens cap.
REMOTE CONTROL DOES NOT WORK
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Cause
Remedy
The battery is out of power.
Replace the battery with a new one.
There is an obstacle between the
remote control and the projector.
Remove the obstacle.
You are too far away from the
projector.
Stand within 6 meters (19.5 feet) of the
projector.
Troubleshooting
Specifications
Projector specifications
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
General
Product name
Model name
Digital Projector
MP720
Optical
Resolution
Display system
Lens F/Number
Lamp
1024 x 768 XGA
1-CHIP DMD
F=2.6 to 2.77, f= 20.4 to 23.5 mm
230W lamp
Electrical
Power supply
Power consumption
AC100–240V, 1.5A–3.2A, 50/60 Hz (Automatic)
305W (Max); 10W (Standby)
Mechanical
Dimensions
Weight
238 mm (W) x 94 mm (H) x 291 mm (D)
6 lbs (2.724 Kg)
Input terminal
Computer input
RGB input
Video signal input
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
HDTV signal input
Audio signal input
Audio in
D-sub 15-pin (female) x 1
DVI-I x 1
Mini DIN 4-pin port x 1
RCA jack x1
D-sub <--> Component RCA jack x 3, through RGB input
Mini jack stereo port
Output
RGB output
USB mouse connector
Audio signal output
Speaker
D-sub 15-pin (female) x 1
A/B series x 1
Mini jack stereo port
(mixed mono) 2 watt x 1
Environmental Requirements
Operating temperature
Operating relative humidity
Operating altitude
0°C ~ 40°C at sea level
10% ~ 90% (without condensation)
•
0–3000 feet at 0°C–40°C
•
3000–6000 feet at 0°C–30°C
•
6000–10000 feet at 0°C–23°C
Specifications
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Timing chart
Supported timing for PC input
Resolution
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
31.47
31.469
37.861
37.500
43.269
37.879
48.077
46.875
53.674
48.363
56.476
60.023
68.667
63.981
70.089
59.940
72.809
75.000
85.008
60.317
72.188
75.000
85.061
60.004
70.069
75.029
84.997
60.020
25.176
25.175
31.500
31.500
36.000
40.000
50.000
49.500
56.250
65.000
75.000
78.750
94.500
108.000
640 x 400
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 1024
Mode
640 x 400_70
VGA_60
VGA_72
VGA_75
VGA_85
SVGA_60
SVGA_72
SVGA_75
SVGA_85
XGA_60
XGA_70
XGA_75
XGA_85
SXGA_60
Supported timing for Component-YPbPr input
Signal Format
Horizontal
Frequency (kHz)
480i(525i)@60Hz
480p(525p)@60Hz
576i(625i)@50Hz
576p(625p)@50Hz
720p(750p)@60Hz
720p(750p)@50Hz
1080i(1125i)@60Hz
1080i(1125i)@50Hz
Vertical Frequency
(Hz)
15.73
31.47
15.63
31.25
45.00
37.50
33.75
28.13
59.94
59.94
50.00
50.00
60.00
50.00
60.00
50.00
Supported timing for Video and S-Video inputs
Video mode
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
PAL-M
PAL-N
PAL-60
NTSC4.43
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Specifications
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
15.73
15.63
15.63
15.73
15.63
15.73
15.73
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
60
50
50
60
50
60
60
Color subcarrier
Frequency
(MHz)
3.58
4.43
4.25 or 4.41
3.58
3.58
4.43
4.43
Dimensions
291
238
94
Unit: mm
Specifications
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Warranty
Limited Warranty
BenQ warrants this product against any defects in material and workmanship, under
normal usage and storage.
Proof of purchase date will be required with any warranty claim. In the event this product is found to be defective within the warranty period, BenQ’s only obligation and
your exclusive remedy shall be replacement of any defective parts (labor included). To
obtain warranty service, immediately notify the dealer from which you purchased the
product of any defects.
Important: The above warranty shall be void if the customer fails to operate the product in accordance with BenQ’s written instructions, especially the ambient humidity
must be in-between 10% and 90%, temperature in-between 0°C and 40°C, altitude lower
than 10000 feet, and avoiding to operate the projector in a dusty environment. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from
country to country.
For other information, please visit www.BenQ.com.
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Warranty
Regulation Statements
FCC statement
CLASS B: 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 communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or 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 distance 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.
EEC statement
This machine was tested against the 89/336/EEC (European Economic Community)
for EMC (Electronic Magnetic Compatibility) and fulfills these requirements.
MIC statement
B class equipment (Household purpose info/telecommunications equipment)
As this equipment has undergone EMC registration for household purpose, this product can
be used in any area including residential area.
WEEE directive
Disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment by users in private households
in the European Union.
This symbol on the product or on the packaging indicates that this can
not be disposed of as household waste. You must dispose of your waste
equipment by handling it over to the applicable take-back scheme for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. For more information
about recycling of this equipment, please contact your city office, the shop
where you purchased the equipment or your household waste disposal
service. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources
and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and
environment.
Regulation Statements
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