Runco | VX VIDEO XTREME VX-33D | Specifications | Runco VX VIDEO XTREME VX-33D Specifications

I NSTALLATION/ O PERATION M ANUAL
VX-33d
1080p, 3-chip Digital Light ProcessingTM Projector
and DHD Controller
RuncoCare™ Standard Two Year Limited
Warranty
Congratulations on your purchase of a Runco® product! With proper installation, setup and care, you should enjoy many years
of unparalleled video performance.
This RuncoCare Standard Limited Warranty is provided free of charge by Runco International with the purchase of a covered
Runco product. The following sets forth Runco’s Standard Limited Warranty applicable to all Runco projectors, processors,
LCD and plasma display products, with the exception of the following models: XP-103DHD, SC-1, SC-1a and VW-100HD1.
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The following terms and conditions of the RuncoCare Standard Limited Warranty represent a contract between us, Runco
International and you, the customer who has purchased a Runco product. This contract applies to purchases of covered
Runco products occurring on or after September 1, 2008. Runco reserves the right to change the terms of this contract, and
such changes shall apply to purchases of covered Runco products that occur on or after any future effective date.
RuncoCare Standard Features
• Two-year protection from defects in material and workmanship
• Access to 24x7 phone support
• Complimentary, second-day one-way shipping
Warranty Coverage
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Runco warrants its products to be free from defects in material and workmanship during the warranty period provided below.
If, in Runco’s determination, a product proves to be defective in material or workmanship during the warranty period, Runco
will repair the product, replace the product with a similar new or like new product, or refund a prorata share of the purchase
price (calculated based on the remainder of the warranty period and the thencurrent MSRP2 of a similar product), if repair or
replacement of the product is determined by Runco to not be feasible.
Length of Warranty
Runco products are warranted for two (2) years from the date of shipment from Runco. Lamps are warranted six (6) months
from the date of shipment or 1000 hours, whichever comes first. All other accessories, which includes, but is not limited to,
cables, remotes, carrying cases, lens cap and other peripherals sold with the Runco product, are warranted for ninety (90)
days from the date of shipment. Repaired product or replacement lamp is subsequently warranted for the remaining portion (if
any) of the original warranty term or 90 days from the date the product was shipped to you, whichever is longer.
Eligibility
This RuncoCare Standard Limited Warranty is valid only for the first customer who purchases the covered product from an
authorized Runco dealer or distributor. This warranty is not transferable. You may be required to provide proof of purchase in
order to receive warranty services.
1. Runco may update this list of products excluded from this warranty from time to time at Runco’s sole discretion, but updates to
the list of covered products will not apply on a retroactive basis.
2. MSRP is defined as the most recent product price listed on Runco’s price list.
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RuncoCare Claim Procedure
In the event of a product defect, please follow the warranty claim procedure provided below:
1. The Customer is required to contact a Runco dealer or Runco Technical Support via email at support@runco.com or via
phone at (toll free) 800-23RUNCO (800-237-8626). If the customer is located outside North America, call +3589 4200 554
in Europe for product service.
2. Be prepared to provide the date of purchase, the place of purchase, serial number, product model number, description of
the problem and troubleshooting steps already attempted.
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3. Runco Technical Support staff will attempt to correct any minor issues that may be causing the problem. If Runco is
unable to fix the problem to the customer’s satisfaction, Runco will issue a Return Material Authorization (RMA) if it is
determined that the claim was made within the coverage period of the Standard Limited Warranty.
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4. The customer will need to return the defective product to the Runco repair depot location specified by the Runco technical
support representative. The customer will need to properly package the defective product, consisting of the product only,
and not include any accessories (e.g., cables, remotes, carrying cases, lens, lens cap and other peripherals) and return it
to the Runco repair depot specified by the technical support representative. It is the customer’s responsibility to properly
package the hardware, include all appropriate materials, and return it to the location specified by the Runco technical
support department. The customer will need to address and resolve any shipping damage claims directly with the shipping
company.
5. The customer is responsible for providing a suitable box to ship the defective product to an authorized Runco repair depot.
Boxes may be purchased from a Runco technical support representative.
6. The customer is responsible for paying freight charges to ship the defective product to an authorized Runco repair depot.
7. Runco will pay freight charges to return the repaired/replacement product to the customer from the Runco repair depot.
8. Once an RMA has been created, the customer may contact serviceorders@runco.com for followup questions or
confirmation status of the claim process.
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Warranty Exclusions
This RuncoCare Standard Limited Warranty does not include or is limited by the following:
1. Products not purchased from an authorized Runco dealer
2. Rental costs incurred by the customer in the event of product defect or failure
3. Any product with a defaced, modified, or removed serial number
4. Damage, deterioration, or malfunction resulting from:
a Accident, abuse, misuse, neglect, improper ventilation, fire, water, disaster, lightning, or other acts of nature, smoke
exposure (cigarette or otherwise), unauthorized product modification (including use of an unauthorized mount), or failure
to follow instructions supplied with the product
b Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by Runco
c Any damage to the product due to shipment
d Removal or installation of the product
e Causes external to the product, such as electric power fluctuations or failure
f Use of supplies or parts not meeting Runco’s specifications
g Normal wear and tear
h Expected lamp degradation and normal decrease in lamp output over a period of time or as the lamp is consumed
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Customer caused defects, including but not limited to, scratched/defaced/altered plastics
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Failure to follow maintenance procedures as outlined in the product’s user guide where a schedule is specified for
regular cleaning of the product
k Opening the product and/or tampering with internal circuitry
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Products lost, stolen or discarded
m Any damage or dissatisfaction associated with latent images, “burnin,” or any other damage determined by Runco to be
the result of customer use patterns
n Any other cause, which does not relate to a product defect in material or workmanship
5. Removal, installation, and setup service charges are excluded from this Standard Limited warranty
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6. Runco’s warranty does not cover black uniformity issues or other LCD issues associated with usage outside the Runco
recommended guidelines and specifications for the product
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7. Second day shipment delivery time and availability may vary based on origin and destination and Runco is unable to deliver
to PO Box and FPO Box addresses
Extended Service Options
Runco offers extended and expanded service plans. For information on additional product protection, please email
serviceorders@runco.com or call (toll free) 800-23RUNCO (800-237-8626).
Online Product Registration
Please visit http://www.runco.com/info.html to register product.
Limitation of Implied Warranties
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RUNCO PROVIDES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, EXCEPT THOSE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN. RUNCO
EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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Exclusion of Damages
RUNCO’S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY HEREUNDER IS LIMITED TO THE COST OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF
THE PRODUCT.
1. RUNCO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGE TO OTHER PROPERTY CAUSED BY ANY DEFECT IN THE PRODUCT,
DAMAGES BASED UPON INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, LOSS OF TIME, LOSS OF PROFITS,
LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF GOODWILL, INTERFERENCE WITH BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS, OR
OTHER COMMERCIAL LOSS, EVEN IF THE CUSTOMER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
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2. RUNCO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE
DAMAGES ANY OTHER DAMAGES, WHETHER INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHERWISE.
Effect of Local Law
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3. RUNCO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM AGAINST THE CUSTOMER BY ANY OTHER PARTY.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from locality to locality. Some localities
do not allow limitations on implied warranties and/or do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS:
© Copyright 2009 Runco International, LLC (“Runco”). This document contains proprietary information protected by copyright,
trademark and other intellectual property laws. All rights are reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced by any
mechanical, electronic or other means, in any form, without prior written permission of Runco.
The trademarks reporduced in this Runco Owner’s Manual and used on the Runco Products are either owned by Runco or are
licensed by Runco. You may not reproduce or use the trademarks without the prior written consent of Runco.
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THX and the THX logo are trademarks of THX Ltd. which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All rights reserved.
Runco Products are manufactured under one or more of the following patents: US. Patent 6755540 and Other Patents
Pending.
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Important Safety Instructions
Thank you for your purchase of this quality Runco video projector! It has been designed to provide you with the quality of video
that is expected in a home theater. For the best performance, please read this manual carefully as it is your guide through the
menus and operation.
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
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CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
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8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider
than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is
provided for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for the replacement of
the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use the attachments/accessories specified by Runco.
12. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table specified by the manufacturer or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in
any way, such as power supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. The +12V trigger only outputs 12Vdc signal for triggering. Do not connect to any other power input or output. This could
cause damage to this unit.
16. Keep the packing material in case the equipment should ever need to be shipped.
17. The lamp becomes extremely hot during operation. Allow the projector to cool down for approximately 45 minutes prior to
removing the lamp assembly for replacement. Do not operate lamps beyond the rated lamp life. Excessive operation of
lamps beyond rated life could cause them to explode in rare occasions.
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Compliance Information
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY:
Manufacturer’s Name: Runco International, LLC
Manufacturer’s Address: 1195 NW Compton Drive, Beaverton, OR 97006-1992
conform with the provisions of:
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VX-33d, VX-33d/CineWide and VX-33d/CineWide with AutoScope
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hereby declares that the products Model Numbers:
Council Directive 2004/108/EC on Electromagnetic Compatibility;
EN 55022 “Limits and methods of measurements of radio interference characteristics of information technology equipment”
1998;
EN 55024 “Limits and methods of measurements of immunity characteristics of information technology equipment” 1998;
Including:
• EN 61000-4-2 “Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Part 4: Testing and measurement techniques Section 2:
Electrostatic discharge immunity test”
• EN 61000-4-3 “Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Part 4: Testing and measurement techniques Section 3: Radiated,
Radio-Frequency, Electromagnetic Field Immunity Test”
• EN 61000-4-4 “Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Part 4: Testing and measurement techniques Section 4: Electrical
fast transient/burst immunity test”
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• EN 61000-4-5 "Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Part 4: Testing and measurement techniques Section 5: Surge
immunity test"
• EN 61000-4-6 "Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Part 4: Testing and measurement techniques Section 6: Conducted
disturbances induced by radio-frequency fields immunity test"
• EN 61000-4-8 "Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Part 4: Testing and measurement techniques Section 8: Conducted
disturbances induced by power frequency magnetic fields immunity test"
• EN 61000-4-11 "Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Part 4: Testing and measurement techniques Section 11: Voltage
dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests"
And:
• EN 61000-3-2 "Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Part 3, Section 2: Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment
input current up to and including 16 A per phase)" 2000;
• EN 61000-3-3 "Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Part 3, Section 3: Limitations of voltage changes, voltage
fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems, for equipment with rated current up to and including 16 A
and not subject to conditional connection" 1995;
Council Directive 2006/95/EC and amended by M1 and C1 on Low Voltage Equipment Safety;
EN 60950 “Safety of information technology equipment, including electrical business equipment”
The Technical Construction file required by this Directive is maintained at the corporate headquarters of Planar Systems, Inc.,
1195 NW Compton Drive, Beaverton, OR 97006.
Date of Declaration: September 2009
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FCC PART 15:
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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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:
• 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.
INDUSTRY CANADA (ICES-003):
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
IMPORTANT RECYCLE INSTRUCTIONS
Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury. This product may contain other electronic waste that can be
hazardous if not disposed of properly. Recycle or dispose in accordance with local, state, or federal Laws.
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For more information, contact the Electronic Industries Alliance at WWW.EIAE.ORG.
For lamp specific disposal information check WWW.LAMPRECYCLE.ORG.
DISPOSAL OF OLD ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (Applicable throughout the European
Union and other European countries with separate collection programs)
This symbol found on your product or on its packaging, indicates that this product should not be treated as
household waste when you wish to dispose of it. Instead, it should be handed over to an applicable collection
point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potential negative consequences to the environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate disposal of this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve
natural resources. This symbol is only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard this product, please
contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
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Table of Contents
RuncoCare™ Standard Two Year Limited Warranty ................................................... iii
Important Safety Instructions ....................................................................................... vii
Compliance Information .............................................................................................. viii
1. Introduction ...............................................................................................................1
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About This Manual .......................................................................................................1
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Target Audience .....................................................................................................1
If You Have Comments About This Manual... ..........................................................1
Textual and Graphic Conventions ...........................................................................1
Using This Manual ........................................................................................................2
Description, Features and Benefits ...............................................................................3
Key Features and Benefits ......................................................................................3
Parts List ...............................................................................................................4
2. Controls and Functions ............................................................................................5
VX-33d at a Glance ......................................................................................................5
VX-33d Rear Panel .......................................................................................................6
DHD Controller Front Panel ..........................................................................................8
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DHD Controller Rear Panel .........................................................................................10
VX-33d Remote Control .............................................................................................12
3. Installation ...............................................................................................................15
Remote Control ..........................................................................................................15
Notes on Batteries ................................................................................................15
Notes on Remote Control Operation .....................................................................15
Quick Setup ...............................................................................................................16
Installation Considerations ..........................................................................................17
Installation Type ....................................................................................................17
Ambient Light .......................................................................................................17
Throw Distance.....................................................................................................18
Vertical and Horizontal Position.............................................................................19
Vertical and Horizontal Lens Shift..........................................................................19
Folded Optics .......................................................................................................21
Other Considerations ............................................................................................22
Installing the Primary Projection Lens .........................................................................22
Installing the Optional CineWide Lens Mount ..............................................................24
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Installing the AutoScope Lens Motor (VX-33d/CineWide with AutoScope).............25
Installing the Fixed CineWide Base Plate (VX-33d/CineWide) ................................28
Mounting the VX-33d .................................................................................................28
Floor Mounting (Upright) .......................................................................................28
Ceiling Mounting (Inverted)....................................................................................28
Adjusting the Projection Angle ..............................................................................29
Connections to the VX-33d and DHD Controller .........................................................29
Connector Panel Access.......................................................................................29
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Connecting the DHD Controller to the VX-33d ......................................................29
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Connecting Source Components to the DHD Controller .......................................31
RS-232 Controller Connection ..............................................................................36
Connecting 12-Volt Trigger Outputs to External Theater Equipment......................37
Connecting an External IR Receiver to the DHD Controller ....................................38
Connecting to AC Power ......................................................................................38
Turning on the Power .................................................................................................39
Adjusting the Picture Orientation ................................................................................39
Primary Lens Adjustments ..........................................................................................40
Focus ...................................................................................................................40
Zoom....................................................................................................................40
Vertical and Horizontal Lens Shift..........................................................................40
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Installing and Adjusting the CineWide Anamorphic Lens .............................................41
Attach Lens Mounting Assembly to Lens Motor Carriage Plate
(CineWide with AutoScope) or Base Plate (fixed CineWide) ...................................41
Configure Lens Motor Trigger (CineWide with AutoScope) ....................................43
Adjust the Anamorphic Lens .................................................................................43
4. Operation .................................................................................................................47
Using the On-Screen Menus ......................................................................................47
Main Menu............................................................................................................49
Input Source .........................................................................................................49
Aspect Ratio .........................................................................................................49
Picture ..................................................................................................................51
Input Position........................................................................................................55
Memory Presets ..................................................................................................56
Information ...........................................................................................................56
Calibration ............................................................................................................57
Service .................................................................................................................59
5. Maintenance and Troubleshooting ........................................................................61
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Lamp Replacement ....................................................................................................61
Filter Replacement .....................................................................................................62
Troubleshooting Tips ..................................................................................................63
6. Serial Communications ..........................................................................................65
RS-232 Connection and Port Configuration ...............................................................65
Serial Command Syntax .............................................................................................65
7. Specifications ..........................................................................................................71
VX-33d Specifications ................................................................................................71
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DHD Controller Specifications ....................................................................................73
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VX-33d Dimensions ....................................................................................................74
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Supported Timings .....................................................................................................75
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List of Figures
2-1. VX-33d Front/Bottom/Side View...................................................................................5
2-2. VX-33d Rear Panel .......................................................................................................6
2-3. DHD Controller Front Panel ..........................................................................................8
2-4. DHD Controller Rear Panel .........................................................................................10
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2-5. VX-33d Remote Control .............................................................................................12
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3-1. Estimating Throw Distance .........................................................................................18
3-2. Projector Placement ...................................................................................................19
3-3. Vertical Lens Shift (EXAMPLE ONLY) ..........................................................................19
3-4. Horizontal Lens Shift (EXAMPLE ONLY)......................................................................20
3-5. Folded Optics.............................................................................................................21
3-6. VX-33d/CineWide with AutoScope Motor Assembly - Exploded View.........................25
3-7. VX-33d with Ceiling Mount Adapters/Projector Stands ...............................................26
3-8. AutoScope Lens Motor Installation .............................................................................27
3-9. Installing the Fixed CineWide Base Plate ....................................................................28
3-10. Connecting the VX-33d to the DHD Controller..........................................................30
3-11. HDMI Source Connections .......................................................................................31
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3-12. Digital (DTV) RGB or Component Video Connections (HD1, HD2).............................32
3-13. Digital (DTV) RGB or Component Video Connections (HD3)......................................33
3-14. Analog RGB Connections.........................................................................................34
3-15. S-Video and Composite Video Connections .............................................................35
3-16. RS-232 Control System Connection.........................................................................36
3-17. 12-volt Trigger Output Connections..........................................................................37
3-18. External IR Receiver Connection...............................................................................38
3-19. VX-33d Anamorphic Lens Mounting Assembly - Exploded View ...............................41
3-20. Attaching the Anamorphic Lens to the Lens Adapter Ring ........................................42
4-1. DHD Controller OSD Menu Structure for VX-33d ........................................................48
4-2. Typical PLUGE Pattern for Adjusting Brightness .........................................................52
4-3. Typical Gray Bar Pattern for Adjusting Contrast ..........................................................53
4-4. Typical Color Bar Pattern for Adjusting Color Saturation and Tint................................53
4-5. Typical Test Pattern for Adjusting Sharpness..............................................................55
7-1. VX-33d Dimensions (with Ceiling Mount and CineWide/AutoScope Options) ..............74
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1. Introduction
This Owner’s Manual describes how to install, set up and operate the Runco VX-33d DLP
Projector and DHD Controller. Throughout this manual, the Runco VX-33d DLP Projector
and DHD Controller are referred to collectively as the “VX-33d.”
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Runco has prepared this manual to help home theater installers and end users get the
most out of the VX-33d.
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About This Manual
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Runco has made every effort to ensure that this manual is accurate as of the date it was
printed. However, because of ongoing product improvements and customer feedback, it
may require updating from time to time. You can always find the latest version of this and
other Runco product manuals on-line, at www.runco.com.
Runco welcomes your comments about this manual. Send them to info@runco.com.
If You Have Comments
About This Manual...
Text Conventions: The following conventions are used in this manual, in order to clarify
the information and instructions provided:
Textual and Graphic
Conventions
• Remote and built-in keypad button identifiers are set in upper-case bold type; for
example, “Press EXIT to return to the previous menu.”
• Computer input (commands you type) and output (responses that appear on-screen) is
shown in monospace (fixed-width) type; for example: “To change the aspect ratio to
Letterbox, type SAR 2<Enter>.”
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• All keys with functional names are initial-capped, set in bold type and enclosed in angle
brackets. These keys are the following: <Enter>, <Spacebar>, <Control>,
<Esc> and <Tab>.
• <Enter> indicates that you may press either the RETURN or ENTER key on your
keyboard if it has both keys.
In addition to these conventions, underlining, boldface and/or italics are occasionally used
to highlight important information, as in this example:
Note
A carriage return must be used after each command or string.
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Graphic Conventions: These symbols appear in numerous places throughout the
manual, to emphasize points that you must keep in mind to avoid problems with your
equipment or injury:
Note
NOTES emphasize text with unusual importance or special
significance. They also provide supplemental information.
Caution
CAUTIONS alert users that a given action or omitted action can
degrade performance or cause a malfunction.
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TIPS highlight time-saving short cuts and helpful guidelines for using
certain features.
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Using This Manual
Tip
WARNING
WARNINGS appear when a given action or omitted action can result
in damage to the equipment, or possible non-fatal injury to the user.
DANGER!
DANGER appears when a given action can cause severe injury or
death.
Use the following table to locate the specific information you need in this manual.
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If you need...
... Turn to page:
Information about obtaining service
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General information about the VX-33d DLP Projector and DHD Controller
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Installation instructions
15
First-time configuration instructions
47
Advanced configuration instructions
57
Troubleshooting tips
63
Product specifications
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Introduction
Runco further solidifies its leadership role with the introduction of the Video Xtreme™
VX-33d Digital Light Processing (DLP™) Projector. This overachiever combines
state-of-the-art, 1920x1080 SuperOnyx™ DLP™ resolution with advanced 3-chip
engineering. The results are simply stunning, with jaw-dropping images that must be seen
to be believed!
1.3
Description, Features
and Benefits
Runco has taken 1080p performance to a new level with this machine and harnessed the
brightness and contrast capabilities inherent in 3-chip light engine design for a powerful
presentation.
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The VX-33d comes with an external, all-digital signal processor/controller featuring
advanced Vivix II™ video processing, superb scaling and aspect ratio control. The VX-33d
is enhanced further by significant horizontal and vertical lens shift capability for maximum
installation flexibility.
The VX-33d’s 16:9 native aspect ratio DMD array makes it ideal for widescreen viewing,
while its 3-chip, 1920 x 1080 native resolution produces crisp, crystal clear high-definition
images with richly saturated colors, deep black levels and natural, highly refined detail.
This advanced design provides pure digital connections from input to light engine for
absolutely stellar pictures. In addition, Runco’s multiple aspect ratio control includes its
unique VirtualWide™ mode for viewing standard video formats in widescreen without loss
of image quality.
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For uncompromising widescreen reproduction of movies originally filmed in the “scope”
(2.35:1) format, the VX-33d can be equipped with Runco’s patent-pending CineWide™
technology, a combination of software, electronics and high-quality anamorphic optics.
CineWide maintains constant vertical height on the screen just as in a movie theater.
When a viewer transitions from 1.78:1 (16:9) program material to 2.35:1, the image simply
gets wider while full height is maintained. Also available with the VX-33d is CineWide with
AutoScope™, an enhanced, remote-controlled motorized version of CineWide.
CineWide requires the use of a 2.35:1 or similar aspect ratio superwide
format screen.
Discrete IR and RS-232 control make custom installation seamless, while discrete source
and aspect ratio selection accommodate any automation control system.
The VX-33d offers these key features and benefits:
Key Features and Benefits
• Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (16:9 Native Aspect Ratio)
• Three-chip Digital Light Processing (DLP™) system
• Two HDMI Inputs (on DHD Controller) with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(HDCP)
• HDTV Compatible
• CinOptx™ lens options for stunning sharpness and throw distance flexibility
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Introduction
Parts List ➤
Your VX-33d is shipped with the following items. If any items are missing or damaged,
please contact your Runco dealer or Runco Customer Service at (800) 23-RUNCO.
• VX-33d DLP Projector and DHD Controller
• Remote Control Unit and two (2), AAA-size batteries
• AC Power Cords for Projector and DHD Controller
• Rack-mount hardware for the DHD Controller
• Warranty information and registration card
• Runco VX-33d Installation/Operation Manual (this document)
• Runco VX-33d Quick Setup Guide
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• Dual-Link DVI Cable, length specified at time of order; available lengths range from
7.5 meters to 20 meters (24.6 feet to 65.6 feet)
• CineWide™ technology (fixed, secondary anamorphic lens)
• CineWide™ with AutoScope™ system (secondary anamorphic lens and motorized
mount)
• Ceiling mount kit (part number 956-0075-00)
• Cool-cube™ Exhaust Kit
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• Communications Adapter, Dual-Link DVI male to DVI-D female and RJ-11 female, pair
(part number 146-0012-00)
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2. Controls and Functions
2.1
VX-33d at a Glance
Figure 2-1 shows the key VX-33d components.
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Figure 2-1. VX-33d Front/Bottom/Side View
1. INTAKE VENT
2. LENS OPENING
3. RUNCO LOGO
The logo can be rotated to match the projector orientation: inverted (ceiling-mounted)
or upright. To rotate the logo, grip it at the sides, pull it away from the projector and
rotate it 180 degrees.
4. CABLE OPENING
Pass cables through this opening.
5. EXHAUST VENT
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Controls and Functions
2.2
VX-33d Rear Panel
Figure 2-2 shows the VX-33d rear panel.
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Remove the screw to
pull off the lamp cover.
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SERVICE PORT
AUTHORIZED
PERSONNEL ONLY
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1. LAMP COVER
Remove this cover to access the lamp compartment.
2. RUN LED
Lights blue to indicate that the projector is functioning normally.
3. LEFT BUTTON
Used to move the menu cursor left in the VX-33d menu system.
4. UP BUTTON
Used to move the menu cursor up in the VX-33d menu system.
5. DOWN BUTTON
Used to move the menu cursor down in the VX-33d menu system.
6. RIGHT BUTTON
Used to move the menu cursor right in the VX-33d menu system.
7. STAND-BY LED
Lights orange to indicate that the projector is in standby mode.
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8. SOFT POWER BUTTON
Press once to turn on the VX-33d. Press it again to put the projector into Standby
mode. For a discrete on or off command, you can use the direct access buttons on
the remote control (see Figure 2-5).
9. PATTERN BUTTON
Press PATTERN to access the internal test pattern menu. Use arrow keys to select a
pattern and press SELECT to confirm. Press PATTERN again to return to the
selected source.
10. POWER INPUT (100 to 240 VAC)
Connect the VX-33d to power here.
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For use by authorized service personnel only.
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12. USB-B
High-speed service port (for future use).
13. DVI-DL (Dual-Link)
An HDCP-compliant, dual-link digital video input for connecting the output from the
DHD Controller.
14. SELECT BUTTON
Press SELECT to confirm your selection of a highlighted choice on the On-Screen
Display (OSD).
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15. MENU BUTTON
Pressing the MENU button brings up the main VX-33d menu. Also, if you are in an
adjustment mode or function, pressing MENU brings the menu back one level.
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Controls and Functions
2.3
DHD Controller Front
Panel
Figure 2-3 shows the controls and indicators on the DHD Controller front panel; the
paragraphs that follow describe them.
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1. RUNCO ICON
Lights blue to indicate that the DHD Controller is powered up and functioning
normally.
2. IR SENSOR
Receives IR commands from the remote.
3. VACUUM FLUORESCENT DISPLAY (VFD)
Can be used instead of the OSD. Displays currently-selected menu or – if no menu is
selected – the current source, input resolution and aspect ratio.
If an error condition occurs, a message
appears here indicating the cause:
Please check issue(s)
Communication Error
4. PATTERN BUTTON
Press PATTERN to access the internal test pattern menu. Use arrow keys to select a
pattern and press SELECT to confirm. Press PATTERN again to return to the
selected source.
5. LEFT BUTTON
Used to direct-select inputs or move the menu cursor left in the OSD. When no menu
is present on-screen, the LEFT button toggles through the different sources, in this
order:
HDMI 2 - HDMI 1 - HD3 (VGA/Y-Pb-Pr) - HD 2 (BNC) - HD 1 (RCA) - S-Video Composite (VID)
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6. DOWN BUTTON
Use to direct-select aspect ratios or move the menu cursor down in the OSD. When
no menu is present on-screen, the DOWN button toggles through the different aspect
ratios, in this order:
Virtual Cinema - Cinema - VirtualWide - Letterbox - 4:3 - 16:9
7. RIGHT BUTTON
Used to direct-select inputs or move the menu cursor right in the OSD. When no
menu is present on-screen, the RIGHT button toggles through the different sources,
in this order:
Composite (VID) - S-Video - HD 1 (RCA) - HD 2 (BNC) - HD 3 (VGA/Y-Pb-Pr) HDMI 1 - HDMI 2
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8. MENU BUTTON
Pressing the MENU button brings up the main menu. Also, if you are in an adjustment
mode or function, pressing MENU brings the menu back one level.
9. RUN LED
– Lights blue to indicate that the projector is functioning normally.
– Flashes blue (one second on/one second off) to indicate an error condition.
– Flashes blue (one half-second on/one half-second off) for approximately 90 seconds
after the system is turned off.
10. ISSUE LED
Lights red to indicate an error condition.
11. UP BUTTON
Use to direct-select aspect ratios or move the menu cursor up in the OSD. When no
menu is present on-screen, the UP button toggles through aspect ratios in the
following order:
16:9 - 4:3 - Letterbox - VirtualWide - Cinema - Virtual Cinema
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(Virtual Cinema is available only on CineWide-equipped projectors. For more
information about aspect ratios, refer to Table 4-1.)
12. SELECT BUTTON
Press SELECT to confirm your selection of a highlighted choice on the OSD.
13. STAND-BY LED
Lights orange to indicate that the projector is in standby mode.
14. SOFT POWER BUTTON
Press once to turn on the VX-33d. Press it again to put the projector into Standby
mode. For a discrete on or off command, you can use the direct access buttons on
the remote control (see Figure 2-5).
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Controls and Functions
2.4
DHD Controller Rear
Panel
Figure 2-4 shows the rear connector panel on the DHD Controller.
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WIRED
REMOTE
RS-232 / 485
SYSTEM CONTROL INTERFACE
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Y/G
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SERVICE ONLY
HD2 (BNC)
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Service port.
Not for user
access
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HD1 (RCA)
Y/G
TRIGGERS
HDMI
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Pb / B
Pr / R
Hs
Vs
HD3 (VGA / Y-Pb-Pr)
COMPOSITE
S-VIDEO
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Figure 2-4. DHD Controller Rear Panel
1. POWER INPUT (100 to 240 VAC)
Connect the DHD Controller to power here.
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2. MAIN AC FUSE
This is the main AC input fuse (5mm x 20mm, 500 mA, 250V slow-blow).
3. MAIN POWER SWITCH
Disconnects or applies power to the DHD Controller.
4. DVI-DL (DUAL-LINK) OUTPUT (1080p)
Connect this to the DHD Input at the rear of the VX-33d (see Figure 2-2).
5. SERVICE ONLY
For future use.
6. WIRED REMOTE
Wired input from an external remote control or infrared receiver. It is a 3.5-mm, mini
phono jack, wired as follows:
Ring = +5V
Tip = IR Input (TTL level)
Sleeve = Ground
Note
When an external remote control or infrared receiver is connected
to the wired IR input, the IR sensor on the front of the DHD
Controller is disabled.
7. RS-232/485 CONTROL PORT
A male, 9-pin D-sub connector for interfacing with a PC or home theater
automation/control system. (Currently, only RS-232 interface is supported.)
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8. 12-VOLT (750 mA) TRIGGER OUTPUTS
Connection for up to three (3), 12-volt trigger-controlled devices. These can be
retractable screens, screen masks or the Runco CineWide with AutoScope system.
9. HDMI I (1) / HDMI II (2) (Digital)
Two, HDCP-compliant digital video inputs for connecting a DVD player, HD tuner or
other digital video source (up to 1080p) with a DVI or HDMI output.
10. HD3 INPUT
Provides a standard, 15-pin VGA-style connection to either an RGB or component
high-definition source, or to a personal computer. The DHD Controller automatically
detects the input signal resolution.
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11. COMPOSITE VIDEO INPUT
Standard composite video input for connecting a VCR, camcorder or other composite
video source.
12. S-VIDEO INPUT
A standard S-Video input for connecting a DVD player, satellite receiver or Super VHS
(S-VHS) VCR.
13. HD2 INPUT
Five BNCs for connecting either RGB or component high-definition sources (up to
1080p). The DHD Controller automatically detects the input signal resolution.
14. HD1 INPUT
Five RCA-type connectors for either RGB or component high-definition sources (up to
1080p). The DHD Controller automatically detects the input signal resolution.
For best results, do not run your DVD player in progressive mode.
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2.5
VX-33d Remote
Control
Figure 2-5 shows the VX-33d remote control, and the paragraphs that follow describe its
functionality.
ON
2
OFF
SOURCE
VID
S-VID
HDMI1
HD1
HD2
HD3
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ENTER
EXIT
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BRT
CONT
COL
MENU
TINT
PICTURE MEMORY
CUST1
ISF
NIGHT
ISF
DAY
CUST2
ASPECT RATIO
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16:9
4:3
LBOX
VWIDE
CINEMA
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VCINE
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FOCUS
ZOOM
ZOOM
LENS
LENS
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1. LIGHT
Press to illuminate the buttons.
2. ON / OFF
Use these buttons to turn the projector on or off.
3. Source Selection Buttons:
VID
Press to select Composite video input as the source.
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Press to select the S-Video input as the source.
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Press to select an HDMI input.
HD 1 / HD 2 / HD 3
Press to select the HD 1 (RCA), HD 2 (BNC) or HD 3 (PC) video input as the source.
4. INFO
Press to display input signal and product information.
Cursor Keys ( , , , )
Use these buttons to select items or settings, adjust settings or switch display
patterns.
EXIT
Press to save menu item setting(s), exit the current menu and return to the previous
one.
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ENTER
Press to select a highlighted menu item or confirm a changed setting. This button
functions similarly to the SELECT button on the projector rear panel (Figure 2-2) or
DHD Controller front panel (Figure 2-3).
MENU
Press this button to show or hide the OSD controls.
5. Picture Adjustment Buttons:
BRT (Brightness)
Press to adjust black level.
CONT (Contrast)
Press to adjust white level.
COL (Color)
Press to adjust color intensity.
TNT (Tint)
Press to adjust color hues.
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6. Memory Preset Buttons:
CUST1
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “Custom 1” memory preset.
ISF NIGHT
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “ISF Night” memory preset.
ISF DAY
Press to recall settings for the current input from the “ISF Day” memory preset.
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Press to recall settings for the current input from the “THX” memory preset.
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Use these buttons to select an aspect ratio directly, as follows:
16:9
For viewing 16:9 DVDs or HDTV programs in their native aspect ratio.
4:3
Scales the input signal to fit 4:3 display mode in the center of the screen.
LBOX (Letterbox)
For viewing LaserDisc movies or non-anamorphic DVDs on a 16:9 screen.
VWIDE (VirtualWide)
Enlarges a 4:3 image horizontally in a NON-linear fashion to fit 16:9 full screen display.
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CINEMA
For viewing 2.35:1 source material.
VCINE (Virtual Cinema – CineWide-equipped projectors only)
Selects the Virtual Cinema aspect ratio, used for viewing 16:9 source material on a
2.35:1 screen.
8. 0 - 9
Use these keys to enter numeric characters.
9. Motorized Lens Controls:
FOCUS
To focus the image, press FOCUS. Then, press and hold the UP or DOWN button.
When finished, press MENU or EXIT.
ZOOM
To adjust the projected image size, press ZOOM. Then, press and hold the UP
button to zoom in (enlarge) or the DOWN button to zoom out (reduce). When finished,
press MENU or EXIT.
LENS (Lens Shift)
To adjust the lens position, press LENS. Then, press and hold the RIGHT, LEFT, UP
or DOWN button. When finished, press MENU or EXIT.
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3.1
Remote Control
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To install batteries in the remote control,
press up on the battery cover retainer clip
and lift off the cover. Install the two AAA
batteries with the correct polarity and then
replace the cover.
• Make sure that the battery polarities are correct when installing the batteries.
Notes on Batteries
• Do not mix an old battery with a new one or different types of batteries.
• If you will not use the remote control for a long time, remove the batteries to avoid
damage from battery leakage.
• Make sure that there is nothing obstructing the infrared beam between the remote
control and the IR receiver on the projector.
• If the effective range of the remote control decreases, or it stops working, replace the
batteries with new ones.
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• The remote control may fail to operate if the infrared remote sensor is exposed to bright
sunlight or fluorescent lighting.
• Ambient conditions may possibly impede the operation of the remote control. If this
happens, point the remote control at the projector, and repeat the operation.
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Notes on Remote Control
Operation
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3.2
Quick Setup
Table 3-1 gives a quick overview of the VX-33d installation process. The sections
following this one provide detailed instructions.
Note
Installation should be performed by a qualified custom video
installation specialist.
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Table 3-1. Installation Overview
Procedure
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Choose a location for the projector
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Install the primary projection lens
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If installing a VX-33d/CineWide or VX-33d/CineWide
with AutoScope: Install fixed CineWide base plate or
AutoScope lens motor
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Mount the projector
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Connect the DHD Controller to the projector
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Connect signal sources to the DHD Controller
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Connect external controller to RS-232 port (optional)
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Connect 12-volt trigger outputs to AutoScope lens motor
and/or other equipment (optional)
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Connect projector, DHD Controller and lens motor (if
present) to AC power and power up
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For rear-screen and/or ceiling-mount installations, select
the proper picture orientation
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Primary lens adjustments: projected image size (zoom),
position (shift) and focus
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Install CineWide anamorphic lens (optional)
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CineWide lens adjustments: position, pitch (angle),
geometry and focus
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49 through 56
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Projector calibration: adjust the following for each input;
save settings when finished:
• Aspect ratio
• Brightness
• Contrast
• Color level
• Tint
• Input position
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Proper installation of your projector will ensure the quality of your display. Whether you are
installing a projector temporarily or permanently, you should take the following into
account to ensure your projector performs optimally.
3.3
Installation
Considerations
Choose the installation type that best suits your needs: front or rear screen, floor mount or
inverted mount. Table 3-2 compares these various installation methods.
Installation Type
Advantages
Considerations
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• Easy to set up
• Can be moved or changed quickly
• Easy to access
• Shares floor space with audience
Front Screen, Inverted Mount (ceiling) Installation
• Does not take up audience space
• Projector is unobtrusive
• Projector cannot be accidentally moved
• Installation is more permanent
• Projector access is more difficult
Rear Screen, Floor Mount Installation
• Projector is completely hidden
• Projector is easily accessed
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires separate room
• Installation cost is usually higher
Rear Screen, Inverted Mount (ceiling) Installation
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• Projector is completely hidden
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires separate room
• Installation cost is usually higher
Rear Screen, Floor Mount with Mirror
• Projector is completely hidden
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires less space behind screen than
other rear screen installations
• Requires separate room
• Installation cost is usually higher
In general, minimize or eliminate light sources directed at the screen. Contrast ratio in your
images will be noticeably reduced if light directly strikes the screen, such as when a shaft
of light from a window or floodlight falls on the image. Images may then appear washed
out and less vibrant.
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Ambient Light
Installation
Throw Distance ➤
Throw distance is the distance measured from the front of the projector to the screen.
This is an important calculation in any projector installation as it determines whether or not
you have enough room to install your projector with a desired screen size and if your
image will be the right size for your screen.
You can quickly estimate the throw distance by taking the width of the screen and
multiplying it by the lens throw ratio; see Figure 3-1. The result of this calculation tells you
roughly how far back the projector should be positioned from the screen in order to
project a focused image large enough to fill the screen.
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Estimating Throw Distance
Throw Distance (TD) = Screen Width (w) x Lens Throw Ratio
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Table 3-3 lists the available lens options for the VX-33d and their associated throw ratios.
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Table 3-3. VX-33d Lens Options and Throw Ratios
Throw Ratio
Lens Option
with Primary
(Note 2)
Lens Only
Throw Range in
inches, with
96x54-inch (1.78:1)
Screen
Minimum
Maximum
Throw Range in
Throw Ratio
inches, with
with Primary
126.9x54-inch (2.35:1)
Lens and
Screen
Anamorphic
Lens
Minimum Maximum
Not Applicable (Note 2)
Apollo B
1.40 - 1.81
134.40
173.76
Apollo C
1.85 - 2.53
177.60
242.88
1.40 - 1.90
177.66
241.11
Apollo D
2.65 - 4.20
254.40
403.20
2.02 - 3.15
256.34
399.73
Notes:
1. Throw distance does not affect image quality, provided these ranges are taken into account.
2. Only the Apollo C and D lenses can be used with the optional CineWide (secondary anamorphic)
lens. Doing so affects the throw distances as shown here.
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Proper placement of the projector relative to the screen will yield a rectangular,
perfectly-centered image that completely fills the screen.
Vertical and Horizontal
Position
Ideally, the projector should be positioned perpendicular to the screen and in such a way
that the lens center is aligned with either the top or bottom edge of the screen area, and
centered horizontally. See Figure 3-2.
Ceiling Installation
Height
Ceiling
Projection Distance
Lens Center
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Floor Installation
Height
Screen
Lens Center
Lens Center
x
Projection Distance
Floor
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Figure 3-2. Projector Placement
If it is not possible to align the projector and screen as shown in Figure 3-2, you can use
the lens shift controls to center the image on the screen. Lens shift is generally expressed
as a percentage of the screen height or width, as shown in Figure 3-3 and Figure 3-4.
Screen Center
0%
50% Height
Lens Shift
(0.5 x H)
Base plate
to lens center =
approx. 5-6" (depending
on the amount of lens shift)
100% Height
Lens Shift
(1.0 x H)
Note: This is a general example of lens shift. Lenses vary in their shift capabilities. No particular
lens or projector is used in this example.
Figure 3-3. Vertical Lens Shift (EXAMPLE ONLY)
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Vertical and Horizontal
Lens Shift
Installation
100% Width Lens Shift
(1.0 x W)
50% Width Lens Shift
(0.5 x W)
Screen Center
Screen Width (W)
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Note: This is a general example of lens shift. Lenses vary in their shift capabilities. No particular
lens or projector is used in this example.
Figure 3-4. Horizontal Lens Shift (EXAMPLE ONLY)
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Table 3-4 lists the lens shift limits for each available VX-33d lens, as percentages and
absolute measurements with a 100 x 56 inch (1.78:1) screen.
Table 3-4. VX-33d Vertical and Horizontal Lens Shift Limits
Lens Option
Apollo B
Apollo C
Apollo D
Lens Shift Limits, as Percentages of Screen Height or Width (Notes 1 and 2)
30%
32%
28%
Down
61%
62%
65%
Left
12%
Right
12%
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(Note 2)
Up
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Lens Shift Limits in Inches, with a 100-by-56 inch (1.78:1) Screen
Up
Vertical
Down
Left
Horizontal
Right
Notes:
16.80
17.92
15.68
34.16
34.72
36.40
12.00
12.00
1. With no vertical or horizontal lens shift, the lens center and screen center are aligned with each
other.
2. Vertical shift limits are percentages of the screen height. Horizontal shift limits are percentages of
the screen width.
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3. Vertical lens shift figures apply to ceiling mount configurations. For floor installations
(where the projector is upright), reverse the up/down vertical offset percentages.
In rear screen applications where space behind the projector is limited, a mirror may be
used to fold the optical path, as shown in Figure 3-5. The position of the projector and
mirror must be accurately set. If you are considering this type of installation, contact your
dealer for assistance.
Screen
Mirror
Figure 3-5. Folded Optics
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Folded Optics
Installation
Other Considerations ➤
Other considerations and tips that can help improve your installation:
• Keep the ambient temperature constant and below 35°C (95°F). Keep the projector
away from heating and/or air conditioning vents. Changes in temperature may cause
drifts in the projector circuitry, which may affect performance.
• Keep the projector away from devices that radiate electromagnetic energy such as
motors and transformers. Common sources of these include slide projectors,
speakers, power amplifiers and elevators.
3.4
Installing the Primary
Projection Lens
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top of the Projector Front Jewelry.
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4. Remove the Rear Lens Cap.
5. Hold the lens assembly with the motor
facing the upper-right corner of the
Lens Cavity. Carefully insert the back
of the lens assembly into the hole in the
lens flange.
DO NOT PUSH THE LENS ASSEMBLY
ALL THE WAY IN. Only push the lens
assembly in far enough so that the front
of the lens motor is clearly behind the
projector chassis cover.
6. Carefully rotate the lens assembly 45
degrees clockwise until the motor
socket connector is aligned with the
connector on the flange. Then, gently
push the lens assembly in until it is
seated flush against the flange and the
connectors have seated.
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Installation
Caution
Make sure to route the wire harness in its original position and away
from the moving lens stages and Motor Assembly, to prevent
unexpected disconnection or lens damage.
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7. Lock the lens in place by turning the
Lens Locking Nut (to the left of the lens)
180 degrees counter-clockwise. (Use a
6.0mm hex wrench.)
8. Replace the Lens Cavity Front Cover.
9. Reattach the Projector Front Jewelry by sliding the top down onto the two retaining
dowels. Tighten the Phillips screw at the top of the projector to secure it.
10. Remove the Front Lens Cap.
3.5
Installing the Optional
CineWide Lens Mount
If you are installing a standard (non-CineWide) VX-33d, skip this step and proceed with
Mounting the VX-33d (page 28).
If you are installing a VX-33d/CineWide, proceed with Installing the Fixed CineWide
Base Plate (VX-33d/CineWide) (page 28).
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If you are installing a VX-33d/CineWide with AutoScope, proceed as follows to install the
AutoScope lens motor.
Note
1. Do not install the CineWide lens yet, only the fixed CineWide
base plate or AutoScope lens motor. You will install the
CineWide lens after you install the projector and adjust the
primary lens.
2. Some components shipped with your projector may differ slightly
from what is shown in these instructions.
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Figure 3-6 shows the VX-33d/CineWide with AutoScope motor assembly.
Installing the AutoScope
Lens Motor
(VX-33d/CineWide with
AutoScope)
3 CineWide with AutoScope
Ceiling Mt. Adapter/
Projector Stand, Right
Screw, Phillips 2
Pan-Head,
M6-1.0 x 12mm (12x)
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Ceiling Mt. Adapter/
Projector Stand, Left
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Figure 3-6. VX-33d/CineWide with AutoScope Motor Assembly - Exploded View
Remove Projector Front Feet: Place
the projector upside down on a blanket or
other soft surface. Loosen and remove the
two front feet on the projector.
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Installation
Install Ceiling Mount Adapters/Projector Stands: For ceiling installations, the
adapters bring the attachment points for the projector mounting rails (included with the
projector ceiling mount kit) from the bottom of the projector up and around the AutoScope
lens motor housing. For floor installations (where the projector is upright), the adapters
allow the projector to lie flat on the mounting surface.
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Using six (6) each of the supplied, M6 x 12mm Pan-Head Phillips screws (item #2), attach
the AutoScope Ceiling Mount Adapters/Projector Stands (items #3 and #4) to the
projector as shown in Figure 3-7.
Figure 3-7. VX-33d with Ceiling Mount Adapters/Projector Stands
Caution
DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN THE SCREWS.
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Install Lens Motor: Position the AutoScope Lens Motor (item #1) as shown in Figure
3-8. Line up the mounting holes on the lens motor housing with those on the underside of
the projector. Secure the motor to the projector with the six remaining M6 x 12mm
Pan-Head Phillips screws (item #2).
Figure 3-8. AutoScope Lens Motor Installation
After you have installed the AutoScope lens motor, proceed with Mounting the VX-33d
(page 28).
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Installing the Fixed ➤
CineWide Base Plate
(VX-33d/CineWide)
To install the fixed CineWide base plate on a VX-33d/CineWide:
1. Place the projector upside down on a blanket or other soft surface.
2. Line up the mounting holes on the lens mount base plate with those on the bottom of
the projector, directly below the primary lens (see Figure 3-9).
Screw, Phillips
Pan-Head,
M6-1.0 x 12mm (4x)
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3. Secure the base plate to the projector with the screws provided for this purpose.
Figure 3-9. Installing the Fixed CineWide Base Plate
3.6
Mounting the VX-33d
Floor Mounting (Upright) ➤
Ceiling Mounting ➤
(Inverted)
There are several methods for mounting the projector. Depending on your chosen
installation, one method may be more suitable than another.
In typical front and rear screen installations, the projector can be mounted to a secure and
level surface such as a table or cart. Carts are useful when moving a projector during a
presentation or from site to site. If possible, lock the wheels when it’s in position to prevent
it from being moved during a presentation.
For fixed installations, and for those that want the projector out of sight or have a limited
space for projector and audience, you can invert the VX-33d and suspend it from the
ceiling using a specially-designed ceiling mount fixture.
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Note
Use only the Runco-approved ceiling mount kit designed for your
projector. Install the mount kit according to the instructions
provided with it.
The projector can also be inverted and placed in an enclosure above and behind the
viewing area. Install four feet on the inside bottom surface of the enclosure on which the
projector can rest. A variety of materials can be used for this purpose (for example, rubber
crutch tips or turntable feet).
Adjusting the Projection
Angle
Y
If the VX-33d is ceiling-mounted and the screen is significantly lower than the projector,
you can tilt the projector at a slight angle by adjusting the ceiling mount.
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If you do this, you may need to shift the image using the on-screen display (OSD) controls,
to compensate. For detailed instructions, refer to Using the On-Screen Menus on
page 47.
Proceed as follows to connect the DHD Controller to the VX-33d, your video sources,
external controller(s) – if present – and AC power.
When connecting your equipment:
• Turn off all equipment before making any connections.
3.7
Connections to the
VX-33d and DHD
Controller
• Use the correct signal cables for each source.
• Ensure that the cables are securely connected. Tighten the thumbscrews on
connectors that have them.
Connector Panel Access
The VX-33d is designed to receive only digital input signals directly from the companion
DHD Controller/Processor. All signal sources should be connected to the appropriate
inputs on the rear panel of the controller. The signal from the controller is then output to
the VX-33d projector through a DVI-DL (dual-link) cable.
Connecting the DHD
Controller to the VX-33d
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To access the connector panel, pull firmly on the cable access cover to open it.
Note
You CANNOT connect a signal source with DVI output directly to
the VX-33d. It MUST be routed through the DHD Controller for
proper operation.
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Use a Runco DVI Dual-Link (DVI-DL) cable to connect the output of the DHD Controller to
the input of the VX-33d; see Figure 3-10.
SERVICE PORT
AUTHORIZED
PERSONNEL ONLY
Y
L
Remove the screw to
pull off the lamp cover.
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Remove the screw to
pull off the lamp cover.
HD1 (RCA)
Y/G
Pr / R
HD2 (BNC)
Hs
Vs
Y/G
Pb / B
Pr / R
Hs
Vs
INPUTS
III
II
I
WIRED
REMOTE
I
SERVICE ONLY
Pb / B
RS-232 / 485
SYSTEM CONTROL INTERFACE
TRIGGERS
II
Service port.
Not for user
access
HD3 (VGA / Y-Pb-Pr)
COMPOSITE
S-VIDEO
HDMI
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Figure 3-10. Connecting the VX-33d to the DHD Controller
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Connect your video sources to the DHD Controller as shown and described in the
sections that follow.
HDMI Connections: See Figure 3-11.
Y
Use the HDMI inputs whenever possible. This ensures the highest
video quality because the signal is carried in the digital domain
throughout the entire signal path, from source component output
into the projector.
Tip
Vs
Y/G
II
I
Hs
Pr / R
HD3 (VGA / Y-Pb-Pr)
COMPOSITE
PR
HDMI
Pb / B
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HD2 (BNC)
Vs
S-VIDEO
HDMI Source
(HD-DVD/BD/DVD Player or
HD Tuner with
HDMI or DVI out)
Figure 3-11. HDMI Source Connections
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Connecting Source
Components to the DHD
Controller
Installation
Digital (DTV) RGB or Component Video Connections: See Figure 3-12 and Figure
3-13.
HD1 (RCA)
Hs
Vs
Y/G
II
I
I
TRIGGERS
Hs
Pr / R
HD3 (VGA / Y-Pb-Pr)
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Pb / B
Y
Pr / R
III
Pb / B
II
Y/G
HD2 (BNC)
COMPOSITE
R/Pr
H
Horiz
Vert
V
PR
B/Pb
S-VIDEO
HDMI
Green/Y Blue/Pb Red/Pr
G/Y
Vs
DTV or Progressive
Component (YPbPr) Source
DTV or Progressive
Component (YPbPr) Source
Figure 3-12. Digital (DTV) RGB or Component Video Connections (HD1, HD2)
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HD2 (BNC)
Y/G
Pb / B
Pr / R
HD3 (VGA / Y-Pb-Pr)
Hs
Vs
COMPOSITE
S-VIDEO
II
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DMI
Horiz
Vert
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Green/Y Blue/Pb Red/Pr
DTV or Progressive
Component (YPbPr) Source
Figure 3-13. Digital (DTV) RGB or Component Video Connections (HD3)
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Analog (Computer) RGB Connections: See Figure 3-14.
Horiz
Vert
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Green/Y Blue/Pb Red/Pr
Personal
Computer
HD2 (BNC)
Y/G
Pb / B
Hs
Pr / R
HD3 (VGA / Y-Pb-Pr)
COMPOSITE
Vs
S-VIDEO
II
PR
HDMI
Figure 3-14. Analog RGB Connections
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S-Video/Composite Video Connections: See Figure 3-15.
HD2 (BNC)
Pb / B
Hs
Pr / R
HD3 (VGA / Y-Pb-Pr)
COMPOSITE
Vs
Y
Y/G
S-VIDEO
II
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HDMI
DVD Player, VCR,
Satellite Receiver,
Laser Disc etc.
Figure 3-15. S-Video and Composite Video Connections
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RS-232 Controller ➤
Connection
Use a “null-modem” 9-pin RS-232 cable to connect a PC or home theater
control/automation system (if present) to the RS-232/485 port on the DHD Controller; see
Figure 3-16.
For more information about using this connection, refer to Serial Communications on
page 65.
1
3
2
4
5
HD1
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WIRED
REMOTE
SYSTEM CONTROL INTERFACE
I
SERVICE ONLY
6
Pr / R
Y
Service port.
Not for user
access
Pb / B
II
Y/G
RS-232 / 485
TRIGG
7
8
9
5 Ground
3 Transmit Data
2 Receive Data
(none of the other pins are used)
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to Automation/
Control System
or PC
Figure 3-16. RS-232 Control System Connection
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If your VX-33d is equipped with a CineWide with AutoScope system, connect the
AutoScope lens motor to a 12-volt trigger output on the DHD Controller; see Figure 3-17.
Similarly connect other 12-volt trigger-activated equipment (such as retractable screens or
screen masks) to the other trigger outputs.
For more information on using the DHD Controller triggers, refer to Triggers on page 70.
AC Input
3.5-mm
mini plug
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AutoScope Lens Motor (Rear)
DHD Controller
Rear Panel
Retractable Screen or other
12-volt trigger-activated
device
HD1 (RCA)
Sleeve = Ground
Y/G
Pb / B
Pr / R
Hs
Vs
Y
Tip = +12V
INPUTS
II
I
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Figure 3-17. 12-volt Trigger Output Connections
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I
RS-232 / 485
ERFACE
HDMI
Connecting 12-Volt
Trigger Outputs to
External Theater
Equipment
Installation
If infrared signals from the remote control cannot reach the DHD Controller due to
excessive distance or obstructions such as walls or cabinet doors, you can connect an
external IR receiver to the WIRED REMOTE input on the DHD Controller to extend the
range of the remote control. See Figure 3-18.
IR Receiver
DHD Controller
Rear Panel
VWIDE
6
VCINE
0
CUST2
2
5
LENS
LENS
9
1
ZOOM
ZOOM
A
3
Y/G
FOCUS
FOCUS
CINEM
7
CUST1
16:9
8
4
TINT
COL
ISF
DAY
LBOX
4:3
NIGHT
ENTER
PICTU
RE MEMO
RY
ISF
CONT
BRT
EXIT
ASPECT
RATIO
MENU
HDMI2
HDMI1
HD3
SOUR
CE
S-VID
HD2
INFO
LIGHT
VID
HD1
HD1 (RC
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Ring = +5V
Tip = IR Input
Sleeve = Ground
(3.5-mm
mini phono
plug)
Service port.
Not for user
access
SERVICE ONLY
Pb / B
Pr / R
INPUTS
WIRED
REMOTE
SYSTEM CONTROL INTERFACE
I
ON
OFF
Remote
Control
II
Connecting an External IR ➤
Receiver to the DHD
Controller
RS-232 / 485
TRIGGERS
Figure 3-18. External IR Receiver Connection
Note
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Connecting to AC Power ➤
When an external IR receiver is connected to the wired IR input, the
built-in IR sensor on the DHD Controller is disabled.
Projector/DHD Controller: Plug the female end of one power cord into the AC
receptacle on the rear of the VX-33d (AC 100V ~ 240V). Then, connect the other end to
your AC power source.
Similarly connect the DHD Controller to a nearby AC outlet.
AutoScope Lens Motor: With AutoScope-equipped projectors, an additional power
cord is provided for the lens motor. Plug the female end of the AC power cord into the AC
input on the rear of the lens motor assembly. Connect the other end to a 110 VAC power
source.
Caution
The input voltage to the AutoScope lens motor must be between
100 and 120 VAC. Do not connect the AutoScope lens motor
to a 200-240 VAC power source!
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3.8
Turning on the Power
1. Turn on your source components.
2. Turn on the main power switch at the rear of the DHD Controller.
3. If this is an AutoScope-equipped projector, turn on the main power switch at the rear
of the AutoScope lens motor. The lens motor power switch is located next to the AC
input (see Figure 3-17).
4. Press the ON button on the remote control – or the SOFT PWR button on the DHD
Controller front panel – to turn on the system. The vacuum fluorescent display on the
DHD Controller front panel briefly displays “Starting Display.”
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5. When the projector is ready for use (after about 20 seconds), the RUN LED on the
DHD Controller front panel lights solid blue. The fluorescent display indicates the
current input source, aspect ratio and input resolution; for example:
Current Input Source
VX-33d
16:9
Aspect Ratio
Component RCA
480I
Input Resolution
By default, the VX-33d is configured for a “floor/front” installation, in which the projector is
installed upright and in front of the screen. If it is installed behind the screen and/or
inverted, you must change the picture orientation. To do this:
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1. Press MENU.
2. Select Service from the Main Menu and enter the Service Menu passcode.
3. Select Display Device from the Service Menu.
4. Select Installation from the Display Device menu.
5. Choose Floor Rear, Ceiling Front or Ceiling Rear, to match the installation method.
Note
You must enter a passcode to access the Service menu.
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3.9
Adjusting the Picture
Orientation
Installation
3.10
Primary Lens
Adjustments
To access the motorized lens controls, use the FOCUS, ZOOM and LENS buttons on the
VX-33d remote control unit (described on page 14).
Alternatively, select Display Device from the Service Menu. Select Configure, then Lens
from the Display Device menu. The Lens menu gives you a great deal of control over the
picture size, position and focus:
To focus the projected image, use the cursor buttons to highlight “In” or “Out.” Then,
press and hold the ENTER button on the remote control.
Zoom ➤
To make the picture smaller (zoom out), use the cursor buttons to highlight the minus sign
(-). Then, press and hold the ENTER button on the remote control.
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Focus ➤
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To enlarge the picture (zoom in), use the cursor buttons to highlight the plus sign (+).
Then, press and hold the ENTER button on the remote control.
To change the projected image position, use the cursor buttons to highlight “Left,”
“Right,” “Up” or “Down” in the Lens menu. Then, press and hold the ENTER button to
shift the image in that direction.
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Vertical and Horizontal ➤
Lens Shift
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If you are installing a VX-33d/CineWide or VX-33d/CineWide with AutoScope, proceed as
follows to install and adjust the anamorphic lens.
Note
It is extremely important that the primary lens is properly
adjusted before you install the anamorphic lens. Ensure that
the image from the primary lens is perfectly centered on the
screen.
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The VX-33d Anamorphic lens mount kit consists of everything shown in Figure 3-19.
Some components shipped with your projector may differ slightly from what is shown in
these instructions. If any items are missing or damaged, please contact your Runco dealer
or Runco Customer Service at (800) 23-RUNCO.
1 Lens Adapter Ring and
Mounting Screws (3x)
10 Anamorphic Lens
Set Screw
9 Pitch Adjustment
T-Nut (2x)
2 Pitch Adjustment Yoke for Lens
3 Height/Y Adjustment
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T-Screw and Washer
(2x)
4 Pitch Adjustment
T-Screw and
Washer (2x)
5 Anamorphic Lens
Holder
8 Yaw/X Adjustment
Lever (2x)
6 1/4-20 Hex Bolt (2x)
and Washer (2x)
7 AutoScope Carriage Plate or
Fixed CineWide Base Plate
Figure 3-19. VX-33d Anamorphic Lens Mounting Assembly - Exploded View
1. Remove the two Yaw/X Adjustment Levers (item #8) from the bottom of the
Anamorphic Lens Holder (item #5).
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3.11
Installing and
Adjusting the
CineWide Anamorphic
Lens
Attach Lens Mounting
Assembly to Lens Motor
Carriage Plate (CineWide
with AutoScope) or Base
Plate (fixed CineWide)
Installation
2. Place the Anamorphic Lens Holder on top of the AutoScope Carriage Plate or fixed
CineWide Base Plate (item #7). Position the bracket so that the long slot at the bottom
of the lens holder is perpendicular to the corresponding slots on the plate.
3. Secure the Anamorphic Lens Holder to the plate using the Hex Bolts/Washers
(item #6) and Yaw/X Adjustment Levers that you removed in Step 1.
4. Use the Lens Mounting Screws to attach the Lens Adapter Ring (item #1) to the Pitch
Adjustment Yoke (item #2); see Figure 3-20. (Use the round, threaded holes on the
yoke.)
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5. Use the Height/Y Adjustment T-Screws (item #3), Pitch Adjustment T-Screws
(item #4) and T-Nuts (item #9) to attach the Pitch Adjustment Yoke and Lens Adapter
Ring to the Anamorphic Lens Holder. The Yoke should be as close to the primary
lens as possible.
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Lens threads into ring
Figure 3-20. Attaching the Anamorphic Lens to the Lens Adapter Ring
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CineWide with AutoScope maintains constant image height independent of the aspect
ratio, while using the full display resolution of the projector. It accomplishes this by moving
the anamorphic lens in front of the primary lens when widescreen material is being viewed.
When the viewer transitions back to 16:9 or 4:3 source material, the anamorphic lens
moves out of the light path.
Configure Lens Motor
Trigger (CineWide with
AutoScope)
To configure the lens motor trigger on the DHD Controller for proper AutoScope
operation:
1. Project a 2.35:1 aspect ratio test pattern or other image on the screen.
2. Press MENU on the remote control and enter the Service menu passcode.
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3. Select Service from the Main menu.
4. Select Triggers from the Service menu.
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5. Assign the trigger output to which the lens motor is connected to the Cinema and
Virtual Cinema aspect ratios. This enables the lens motor to move the anamorphic
lens into position (in front of the primary lens) when either aspect ratio is selected.
6. To save the trigger settings, press
ENTER.
repeatedly to highlight “Save.” Then, press
7. Select the Cinema aspect ratio to move the anamorphic lens into position, if it isn’t
already. To do this, press CINEMA on the DHD Controller remote control (Figure 2-5),
or press
or
repeatedly with no menus visible on-screen.
Adjusting the Horizontal (X) Lens Position:
1. Project a white field on the screen.
2. Loosen the Yaw/X-Adjustment Levers underneath the lens.
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3. Slowly move the anamorphic lens into place so that there are no shadows on either
side of the screen:
Too Far Left
Correct position
Too Far Right
4. When the horizontal position is properly set, tighten the Yaw/X-Adjustment Levers to
secure the lens in place.
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Adjust the Anamorphic
Lens
Installation
Adjusting the Height (Y): With the white field still on-screen, loosen the
Height/Y Adjustment T-Screws on either side of the lens. Then, slowly move the
anamorphic lens into place so that there are no shadows on the top or bottom of the
screen:
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Too Low
Correct position
Too High
When the height is properly set, tighten the Height Adjustment T-Screws to secure the
lens in place.
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Pitch (Angle): Next, angle the lens to even out any top-to-bottom pincushion distortion.
To do this, loosen the Pitch Adjustment T-Screws (directly below the Height/Y Adjustment
T-Screws) on either side of the lens to allow it to pivot freely. Then, adjust the anamorphic
lens angle so that the projected image is rectangular:
Correct Lens Angle
Incorrect Lens Angle
The anamorphic lens will almost always be angled with respect to the projector; this is
normal.
Once the proper lens angle has been set, firmly tighten the Pitch Adjustment T-Screws to
secure the lens in place.
Note
There may be some pincushion distortion even after the lens is
properly adjusted, especially at shorter throw distances. If this is the
case, Runco recommends that you slightly over-scan the image
into the screen frame area to mask the distortion.
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Adjusting the Yaw: Loosen the Yaw/X-Adjustment Levers to allow the lens to pivot freely
from side to side. Then, angle the lens to even out any left-right pincushion distortion:
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Anamorphic Lens (Top View)
Correct Position
Wrong Position
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Once the proper lens angle has been set, firmly tighten the Yaw/X-Adjustment Levers to
secure the lens in place.
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Adjusting the Geometry:
1. Input an anamorphic cross-hatch test pattern to the projector.
2. Unscrew the Anamorphic Lens just enough to allow it to rotate freely.
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3. Grasp the lens by the center ring and rotate the lens until the image is properly
anamorphic:
Correct Position
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Focus: Finally, rotate the Focus Ring on the anamorphic
lens to fine-tune the optical focus.
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FO
4. When the image geometry appears correct, tighten the Anamorphic
Lens Set Screw (item #10) to secure the lens in place. (When
viewed from the front, the rear opening on the anamorphic lens
should appear as a tall, narrow oval.)
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4. Operation
To display the Main Menu, press the MENU button on the remote control (Figure 2-5),
DHD Controller front panel (Figure 2-3) or projector rear panel (Figure 2-2).
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To select a menu item, use the
and
buttons on the remote control, DHD Controller
front panel or projector rear panel to highlight it. Then, to confirm your selection, press
ENTER on the remote control (or SELECT on the DHD Controller front panel or projector
rear panel).
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The VX-33d OSD menus are arranged hierarchically, as shown in Figure 4-1. Depending
on the selected input source and signal characteristics, some menu options may not be
available.
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4.1
Using the On-Screen
Menus
Operation
Picture
Input Position
Memory Presets
Information
(read-only)
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Test Video
ISF Night - Input Image
ISF Night - Input Color
Note: Virtual Cinema is
available only on VX-33d
projectors equipped with the
CineWide option (secondary
anamorphic lens).
Y
Aspect Ratio
ISF Night - Display Color
Display Device - Configure
Service
HD Format
Triggers
ISF Day - Input Image
ISF Day - Input Color
Save ISF Settings
Output Shift
Splash Timer
OSD Position
Gain
Offset
Gamma
Lamp Power
Color Temp
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gain
Offset
Chroma Delay
Noise Filter
Gain
Offset
Gamma
Lamp Power
Color Temp
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gain
Offset
Chroma Delay
Noise Filter
Back / Confirm
Left/Right
Up/Down
Width
Height
5 ... 60 sec.
Horiz. / Vert.
(0, 1, 2 ... 100)
Horizontal Ramp
Vertical Ramp
Color Bars 1
Color Bars 2
Installation
Lens
Picture Orientation:
Floor Front
Ceiling Front
Floor Rear
Ceiling Rear
Focus
Zoom
Shift
Lamp Info
(read-only)
Hours in use etc.
Diagnostic
White, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow,
Cyan, Magenta
HD 1 (RCA)
HD 2 (BNC)
HD 3 (PC)
I / II / III (1 / 2 / 3)
Language
Miscellaneous
ISF Day - Display Color
Calibration
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Composite
S-Video
Component RCA (HD1)
Component BNC (HD2)
Component PC (HD3)
RGB RCA (HD1)
RGB BNC (HD2)
RGB PC (HD3)
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
16:9
4:3
Letterbox
VirtualWide
Cinema
Virtual Cinema
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Left/Right
Up/Down
Width
Height
Overscan
Phase
(RGB/Component signals only)
Recall ISF Night
Recall ISF Day
Recall/Save Custom 1
Recall/Save THX
Reset Custom 1 and THX to Factory
Default
Resolution
Firmware Versions
OSD Version
OSD Timer
Film Mode
(SD sources only)
CUE
(Chroma Upsampling Error)
Motion Threshold
Altitude
COMP or RGB
English, Français, Deutsch, Español or
Italiano
0 or 5 ... 60 sec.
On / Off
On / Off
0, 1, 2 ... 15
Normal / High
System Reset
Restore Saved Settings
Figure 4-1. DHD Controller OSD Menu Structure for VX-33d
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The Main Menu is the starting point for accessing all projector functions.
Main Menu
(The Calibration and Service menus are hidden and not accessible until you enter a
passcode.)
Runco Video
Input Source
Aspect Ratio
Picture
Input Position
Memory Presets
Information
Calibration
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Service
From the Main Menu, select Input Source to choose a video signal source.
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The active source is indicated by an arrow (>) to its left; in this example, Composite is the
active source.
To change the aspect ratio (size and shape) of the projected image, select Aspect Ratio
from the Main Menu and press ENTER or SELECT. Select the appropriate aspect ratio
for your screen size and the type of program material being viewed; refer to Table 4-1.
The currently-selected aspect ratio is indicated by a “7” to its left; in this example, 16:9 is
selected.
Note
The aspect ratio selection is automatically saved for each input and
resolution.
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Input Source
Input Source
>
Composite
S-Video
Component RCA (HD1)
Component BNC (HD2)
Component PC (HD3)
RGB RCA (HD1)
RGB BNC (HD2)
RGB PC (HD3)
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
Aspect Ratio
Aspect Ratio
7
…
…
…
…
…
16:9
4:3
Letterbox
VirtualWide
Cinema
Virtual Cinema
Operation
Table 4-1. Aspect Ratio Settings
Aspect Ratio
Remote
Control
Key
16:9
16:9
Description
Select 16:9 to view 16:9 DVDs
and HDTV programs in their
native aspect ratio.
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16:9 Screen (Display)
4:3 images are stretched
horizontally to fit a 16:9 screen.
4:3 Image, stretched to fill
16:9 Screen (Display)
4:3
VirtualWide
4:3 Image on
16:9 Screen (Display)
Standard 4:3 scales the input
signal to fit in the center of the
16:9 screen. 4:3 is the aspect
ratio used by computer
monitors, standard television
programming and most VHS
video cassettes.
4:3 Image on
16:9 Display
(Letterbox aspect ratio)
Letterbox mode scales (zooms
in on) a 4:3 image linearly (by the
same amount on all sides) to fill
a 16:9 display.
Letterbox is best suited for
viewing LaserDisc movies or
non-anamorphic DVDs on a
16:9 screen.
LBOX
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Letterbox
4:3
VWIDE
4:3 Image on
16:9 Screen (Display)
VirtualWide scales a 4:3 image
NON-linearly (more on the sides
than in the center) to fit a 16:9
screen.
4:3 Image on
16:9 Screen
with VirtualWide
4:3 Image on
2.35:1 Screen
with VirtualWide
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Table 4-1. Aspect Ratio Settings (continued)
Remote
Control
Key
Cinema
CINEMA
Description
Select Cinema to view 2.35
source material in its native
aspect ratio.
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16:9 Screen
(Cinema aspect ratio / no CineWide)
2.35:1 Image on
2.35:1 Screen
(Cinema aspect ratio / CineWide)
Virtual Cinema
VCINE
With a 16:9 screen and a
non-CineWide projector (no
anamorphic lens), the upper and
lower portions of the screen are
masked, but the geometry of the
active image area is unchanged.
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Aspect Ratio
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16:9
16:9 Image
Image on
on
2.35:1
2.35:1 Screen
Screen
With a 2.35:1 screen and a
CineWide-equipped projector,
the DHD Controller scales the
2.35:1 image so that the active
image area fills the 16:9 chip
surface, eliminating the black
bars. The secondary,
anamorphic lens then restores
the proper geometry to the
2.35:1 image.
A 16:9 image is scaled
NON-linearly (more on the sides
than in the center) to fit a 2.35:1
screen.
Virtual Cinema is available only
on the VX-33d/CineWide.
16:9 Image on
2.35:1 Screen with
Virtual Cinema
Use the controls in the Picture Menu to calibrate your VX-33d for optimum picture quality.
The VX-33d has been designed to incorporate setup and calibration standards
established by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF). The ISF has developed carefully
crafted, industry-recognized standards for optimal video performance and has
implemented a training program for technicians and installers to use these standards to
obtain optimal picture quality from Runco video display devices. Accordingly, Runco
recommends that setup and calibration be performed by an ISF certified installation
technician.
All signal types require separate processing. Therefore, you need to calibrate each DHD
Controller input separately.
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Picture
Picture
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Operation
Note
When you change a picture quality setting, save the change to a
preset afterwards. Otherwise, the change will be lost when a
different input is selected. (Picture quality settings are saved for
each input separately.) For information about saving settings, refer
to Memory Presets on page 56.
Although it may be possible to obtain satisfactory picture quality using the naked eye and
regular program material, Runco recommends using the following calibration tools for best
results:
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• External test pattern source – Ovation Multimedia, Digital Video Essentials or AVIA test
DVD or equivalent.
• A blue filter (provided with many test DVDs), for color level and tint adjustments.
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Connect your test pattern source to the input that you are calibrating and proceed as
follows. Perform the adjustments in the order listed here.
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Brightness: On your external test pattern source, select a PLUGE pattern. (PLUGE is an
acronym for “Picture Line-Up Generation Equipment.”) Figure 4-2 shows a typical PLUGE
pattern.
Below Black
Above Black
Figure 4-2. Typical PLUGE Pattern for Adjusting Brightness
PLUGE patterns vary but generally consist of some combination of black, white and gray
areas against a black background. The example above includes two vertical bars and four
shaded boxes.
Select Brightness from the Picture menu and press ENTER or SELECT. Adjust the
brightness so that:
• The darkest black bars disappear into the background.
• The dark gray areas are barely visible.
• The lighter gray areas are clearly visible.
• The white areas are a comfortable level of true white.
• The image contains only black, gray and white (no color).
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Contrast: On your external test pattern source, select a stepped, gray-bar pattern like the
one shown in Figure 4-3.
Figure 4-3. Typical Gray Bar Pattern for Adjusting Contrast
Select Contrast and press ENTER or SELECT. Adjust the contrast to a point just below
which the white rectangle starts to increase in size.
Brightness and contrast controls are interactive. A change to one
may require a subtle change to the other in order to achieve the
optimum setting.
Note
blue
red
magenta
green
cyan
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yellow
gray
Color Saturation: On your external test pattern source, select a color bar pattern like the
one shown in Figure 4-4.
Figure 4-4. Typical Color Bar Pattern for Adjusting Color Saturation and Tint
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blue
red
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magenta
green
cyan
yellow
gray
Select Color and press ENTER or SELECT. While looking at the color bar pattern through
a blue filter, adjust the color saturation level until the outermost (gray and blue) color bars
appear to be a single shade of blue:
Tint: Tint or “hue” is essentially the ratio of red to green in the color portion of the image.
When tint is decreased, the image appears redder; when it is increased the image
appears greener. To set the tint, select Tint and press ENTER or SELECT. While looking
at the color bar pattern through a blue filter, adjust the tint level until the cyan and magenta
color bars (on either side of the green bar) appear to be a single shade of blue.
Like the brightness and contrast controls, the color and tint controls
are interactive. A change to one may require a subtle change to the
other in order to achieve the optimum setting.
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Sharpness: “Sharpness” is the amount of high-frequency detail in the image. To adjust
sharpness, select Sharpness from the Picture menu and press ENTER or SELECT. On
your external test pattern source, select a pattern like the one shown in Figure 4-5. Adjust
as needed, looking for white edges around the transitions from black to gray and
differently-sized lines in the “sweep” patterns at the top and bottom. Lower the sharpness
setting to eliminate them.
Figure 4-5. Typical Test Pattern for Adjusting Sharpness
Note
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Use the controls in the Input Position Menu to fine-tune the aspect ratio and image
position for the current source.
Input Position
Input Position
The input position settings are automatically saved for each input
and resolution.
Left/Right
Up/Down
Width
Height
Left/Right: Select Left/Right from the Input Position menu to shift the projected image
horizontally. Press
to shift the image to the right; press
to shift it to the left.
Up/Down: Select Up/Down from the Input Position menu to shift the projected image
vertically. Press
to shift the image upward; press
to shift it downward.
Width: Select Width from the Input Position menu to change the projected image width.
Press
to increase the width; press
to decrease it.
Height: Select Height from the Input Position menu to change the projected image
height. Press
to increase the height; press
to decrease it.
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Overscan
Phase
Operation
Overscan: Image Overscan pushes the outside edge of the active picture area of the
video signal out beyond the edge of the display area.
Some television programs are produced based on the assumption that older television
sets may not display the outer edges of the broadcast picture area. Over scan effectively
trims away these inactive, outer edges and enlarges the remaining portion of the image to
fill the display area.
Select from 1% to 10% of Overscan, as desired.
For HDTV, DVDs and other video sources, Overscan is generally not necessary or
desirable.
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Phase: Adjust the phase if the image from an RGB or Component source shows shimmer
or “noise.” Pixel phase adjusts the phase of the pixel sampling clock relative to the
incoming signal. The effect of this control is similar to that of a tracking control on a VCR.
For best results, use a good test pattern such as a smooth gray consisting of a clear
pattern of black and white pixels, or a similar “half on, half off” graphic image. (You may
find that you can stabilize the image at more than one point. Use either setting in this
case.)
Memory Presets ➤
Memory Presets
7
…
…
…
ISF Night
ISF Day
Custom 1
Save
THX
Save
For each input, the VX-33d lets you save image quality settings as presets that you can
recall at a later time. You can create up to four presets per input and resolution. Use the
ISF Presets menu to recall saved image presets, or to save image settings in the
“Custom 1” or “THX” memory location. The currently-selected preset is indicated by a
“7” to its left; in the example shown here, ISF Night is selected.
You should save changes to any of the following settings to a preset; otherwise they will
be lost when a new input source or resolution is selected:
• Brightness
• Contrast
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Factory Default
Information ➤
Information
Resolution
1280x768@60
CB Firmware
0.31 (T32)
CB FPGA
rxrev018.sxf
SB Firmware
D05
SB FPGA
0.25
Scaler
2.5
OSD
E024
• Color saturation
• Tint
• Sharpness
To reset the Custom 1 and THX image presets to their factory defaults, select Factory
Default and press ENTER or SELECT.
Select Information from the Main Menu to display information about the current input
signal (resolution, frequency, type et cetera) and installed firmware versions. Should you
ever need to contact Runco Technical Support, this information will help them answer
your questions or resolve product performance issues.
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Use the Calibration menu to perform advanced picture quality adjustments. This menu
should be used by ISF-certified technicians only.
Calibration
Calibration
Note
You must enter a passcode to access the Calibration menu.
ISF Night
Display Color
Input Image
Input Color
To recall the ISF Night or ISF Day settings, select “ISF Night” or “ISF Day” from the ISF
Presets menu (see page 56) or use the corresponding buttons on the remote control.
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ISF Night - Display Color: Use the Display Color settings to adjust the color balance at
the projector output. These settings are saved independently for each input.
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• Gain: Use the Gain controls to correct color imbalances in the bright areas of the
image. A good way to do this is to use a test pattern consisting mostly of solid white
areas, such as an 80 IRE “window” pattern. If the white areas contain traces of red (Pr),
green (Y) or blue (Pr), decrease the Gain for that color.
• Offset: Use the Offset controls in the White Balance sub-menu to correct color
imbalances in the dark areas of the image. A good way to do this is to use a test
pattern consisting mostly of dark gray areas, such as a 30 IRE “window” pattern. If the
gray areas contain traces of red (Pr), green (Y) or blue (Pr), decrease the Offset for that
color.
• Gamma: “Gamma” determines how gray shades are displayed between minimum
input (black) and maximum input (white) for all signals. A good gamma setting helps to
optimize blacks and whites while ensuring smooth transitions for the “in-between”
values utilized in other grays. Unlike “Brightness” and “Contrast” controls, the overall
tone of your images can be lightened or darkened without changing the extremes and
all images will be more vibrant while still showing good detail in dark areas.
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In all but the most unusual situations, the appropriate “Color Temp” selection (see
below) will produce accurate colors and a satisfying contrast level. However, it is
sometimes necessary to adjust the red, blue and green gamma curves individually. To
do this, select Gamma from the Display Color sub-menu and use the left- and
right-arrow buttons to manipulate the on-screen slidebars.
• Lamp Power: Select Lamp Power from the Display Color menu to adjust the lamp
output level. You can choose to run the lamp as bright as possible (300W; this is the
default setting) or you can choose the lower (250W) setting. Generally, lower lamp
output prolongs the life of the lamp, but decreases brightness.
• Color Temp: Select Color Temp from the Display Color menu to adjust the color
temperature. The default setting is appropriate for most situations. Higher settings
produce a “bluer” picture.
ISF Night - Input Image: The Input Image controls are similar to those in the Picture
menu, but are accessible only by entering the Calibration menu passcode. This makes it
possible to restore the picture quality settings to what they were when the projector was
installed, simply by recalling the “ISF Night” preset.
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ISF Day
Display Color
Input Image
Input Color
Save ISF Settings
Output Shift
Splash Timer
OSD Position
Operation
ISF Night - Input Color: The Input Color controls are similar to those in the Display Color
menu (see above), but adjust the color balance of the incoming signal. These settings are
also saved independently for each input.
• Gain/Offset: Refer to ISF Night - Display Color, above.
• Chroma Delay: use the Chroma Delay control to correct a mis-aligned image from a
Composite, S-Video or Component video source. Chroma delay in an image causes
color shifts to occur to the left of the vertical edge transitions, producing artificial
shadows or a “halo” effect. If necessary, adjust this setting to eliminate them.
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• Noise Filter: To apply noise filtering to the input signal, select Noise Filter from the
Input Color menu. The Noise Filter is useful for clearing up noisy images from 480i
video sources.
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Use the left- or right-arrow buttons to select the desired amount of noise reduction,
keeping in mind that higher settings (which reduce high frequencies) may also “soften”
the image.
ISF Day - Display Color: Refer to ISF Night - Display Color.
ISF Day - Input Image: Refer to ISF Night - Input Image.
ISF Day - Input Color: Refer to ISF Night - Input Color.
Save ISF Settings: Whenever you make a change to the ISF settings, you should always
save it. Select Save ISF Settings from the ISF Calibration menu to do this. In the event you
ever have to perform a System Reset, you can restore the saved ISF settings by selecting
Restore Saved Settings in the Service menu. (System Reset and Restore Saved Settings
are described on page 60.)
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Output Shift: The controls in the Output Shift menu are similar to those in the Input
Position menu, except that they change the characteristics of the output signal. These
settings are saved independently for each aspect ratio.
Splash Timer: Select Splash Timer from the Calibration menu to set the amount of time
the Runco/ISF logo “splash” screen appears when you turn on the projector. The range is
from 5 to 60 seconds, in one-second increments.
OSD Position: To adjust the position of the OSD, select OSD Position from the
Calibration menu and press ENTER (or SELECT).
Press
or
to select “Hor.” or “Ver.” Then, press
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Use the Service menu to access advanced projector configuration settings. This menu
should be used by ISF-certified technicians only.
Service
Service
Note
You must enter a passcode to access the Service menu.
Test Video
Display Device
HD Format
Triggers
Test Video: Select Test Video from the Service Menu to access the internal test patterns
on the VX-33d. Four patterns are available: Horizontal Ramp, Vertical Ramp, Color Bars 1
(solid bars) and Color Bars 2 (SMPTE “checkerboard” pattern).
Miscellaneous
System Reset
Restore Saved Settings
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Press MENU to exit test pattern mode.
You can also use the PATTERN button on the projector rear panel
or DHD Controller front panel to enter and exit test pattern mode.
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Display Device: The options in the Display Device menu allow you to change the picture
orientation and perform lens adjustments.
• Installation: Select Installation from the Display Device menu to change the picture
orientation to suit the method of installation (Floor Front, Floor Rear, Ceiling Front or
Ceiling Rear).
• Lens: Select Lens from the Display Device menu to access the motorized lens
controls. Refer to Primary Lens Adjustments on page 40.
• Lamp Info: Select Lamp Info from the Display Device menu to obtain information
about the currently-installed lamp: its serial number, number of “strikes” (attempts to
ignite) and number of hours in use.
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• Diagnostic: Select Diagnostic from the Display Device menu, then select Red, Green,
Blue, Yellow, Cyan or Magenta to display only that color (simulating a filter of that color).
This can be useful for calibration or measurement purposes.
To restore the normal picture (all colors), select White.
HD Format: Select HD Format from the Service menu to choose the default color space
for the source signals on the HD1, HD2 and HD3 inputs. Select COMP (component) or
RGB. The DHD Controller assumes this color space when you “direct-select” an HD input
using the left-arrow and right-arrow ( or ) buttons on the projector rear panel or DHD
Controller front panel, or the HD1, HD2 or HD3 buttons on the remote control unit.
You can override this setting by using the OSD to select an HD input (refer to Input
Source on page 49). For example, if you select COMP for HD2 here and the input signal
changes to RGB, select “RGB BNC” from the Input Source menu to enable the VX-33d to
properly display that signal.
Note
When you change the default color space for an HD input, it takes
effect the next time you select that input (not immediately).
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HD Format
HD1
HD2
HD3
7
7
…
COMP
COMP
COMP
…
…
7
RGB
RGB
RGB
Operation
Triggers: Select Triggers from the Service menu to configure the 12-volt trigger outputs.
You can assign one or more trigger outputs to each aspect ratio. Those triggers are then
activated by selecting that aspect ratio.
If your projector is equipped with the Runco CineWide with AutoScope system, assign at
least one trigger output (the same one to which the lens motor is connected) to the
Cinema and Virtual Cinema aspect ratios.
Miscellaneous: Select Miscellaneous from the Service menu to set the following options:
• Language: Select Language from the Miscellaneous menu and press the up- or
down-arrows to select the OSD Language (English, Français, Deutsch, Español or
Italiano).
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• OSD Timer: Select OSD Timer from the Miscellaneous menu to set the OSD Timer,
which controls how long the menus remain on-screen after selecting them. Select from
5 to 60 seconds, in one-second increments. Or, set the timer to 0 (disabled) if you want
the menus to remain on-screen indefinitely.
• Film Mode: Use Film Mode to smooth out moving images from interlaced,
standard-definition (SD) sources. In most cases, the VX-33d detects the proper
“pull-down” rate and vertical frequency. However, if your source is jittery and/or tearing
you may wish to enable Film Mode (ON) to ensure stable processing for that source.
• CUE (Chroma Upsampling Error) Correction: Some DVD players use MPEG
decoders that do not correctly “upsample” the 4:2:0 format chroma information on the
DVD to the 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 format required by the video encoder of the display device.
This so-called “chroma bug” sometimes causes streaky or spiky horizontal lines
running through the chroma channel. It is most noticeable in static, interlaced scenes
and on diagonal edges (especially red ones). Set CUE to On to correct this issue.
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• Motion Threshold: The Motion Threshold determines the difference between a pixel
and its corresponding value in the previous field or frame that must be exceeded for the
pixel to be considered moving.
Increase the Motion Threshold if the image appears excessively noisy or if moving
objects appear blurred. Decrease it to reduce or eliminate artifacts caused by
deinterlacing errors.
• Altitude: Select Altitude from the Miscellaneous menu to control the operation of the
projector’s cooling fan.
In most cases, the default setting (Normal) will maintain the correct operating
temperature. If the lamp frequently turns off due to overheating, or in certain
high-altitude operating environments, you may need to change this setting to High.
System Reset: To reset ALL projector and controller settings (including image settings)
back to their factory defaults, choose System Reset from the Service menu.
A confirmation message appears, reminding you to save your settings before you perform
the reset, so that you can restore them afterwards. If you have done this, select Confirm to
continue with the reset. Otherwise, click Back to cancel.
Caution
This action is not undoable. Proceed with caution! Before you
perform a System Reset, save your “Custom” ISF presets (page 56)
and ISF Day/Night presets (page 58).
Restore Saved Settings: Following a System Reset, select Restore Saved Settings,
then select Yes to apply all previously-saved settings to the projector and DHD Controller.
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5. Maintenance and Troubleshooting
The lamp should be replaced when it reaches the end of its life (typically 2000 hours), or
sooner if a noticeable degradation in brightness occurs. When you replace a lamp, you
should replace the filters as well.
The VX-33d lamp is under high pressure. Handle it with great care
at all times. Lamps may explode if dropped or mishandled.
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For lamp or filter replacement, please contact your nearest Runco authorized
service center or Runco dealer. Do not attempt to replace the lamp yourself!
Never attempt to disassemble the lamp casing or dispose of the
lamp casing in any manner other than by returning it to your Runco
dealer.
If the lamp breaks, leave the area immediately and stay away for at
least 30 minutes. Ventilate the room to allow the mercury vapor to
disperse.
If you inhale the mercury vapor, see a physician immediately.
1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. Allow the projector to cool down for
approximately 45 minutes prior to removing the lamp assembly for replacement.
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2. Loosen and remove the rear Lamp Cover screw.
3. Slide the Lamp Cover in the direction of the
arrow to remove it.
4. Loosen the two, captive lamp assembly
mounting screws using a coin or a large,
flat-blade screwdriver.
5. Grasp the lamp assembly handle and pull gently,
removing the lamp module from the projector
housing.
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5.1
Lamp Replacement
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
6. Install the new lamp module.
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7. Replace the lamp cover and re-tighten all
screws.
Whenever you replace the lamp – or more often if the projector is installed in an extremely
dusty environment – you should also replace the filter located at the right side of the
projector.
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Filter Replacement
1. Loosen the four captive screws
holding the filter access panel in
place. Then, remove the panel.
Side Filter
Access Panel
2. Pull the filter out of the projector
and discard. Do not reuse filters.
3. Insert the new filter with the pleats
facing in and the foam-covered
side facing out.
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4. Replace the filter access panel and
tighten the screws to secure it.
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Table 5-1 provides some general guidelines for troubleshooting problems you may
encounter with the VX-33d. If the suggested solutions fail to resolve the problem or if you
encounter an issue not described here, please contact Runco Technical Support.
Table 5-1. Troubleshooting Chart
Symptom
Possible Cause(s)
Solution
• The DHD Controller is
connected to the VX-33d
incorrectly or not at all.
The projector and DHD Controller are both on, but there is
no video image on-screen.
• Incorrect source selection.
• Source component is not
turned on.
• Select the correct source.
• Turn on the source.
A projected image from a
DVD is split or otherwise
scrambled.
• DVD player is set to
progressive scan mode.
• Turn off progressive scan
on the DVD player.
Image is too bright and/or
lacks definition in the bright
areas of the image.
• Contrast is set too high.
• Lower the contrast setting.
Image appears “washed out”
and/or dark areas appear too
bright.
• Brightness is set too high.
• Lower the brightness
setting.
Colors in the image are
swapped; for example, reds
appear blue or vice versa.
• The Red/Pr, Green/Y or
Blue/Pb outputs from the
source are connected to
the wrong inputs on the
DHD Controller.
• Ensure that the source
outputs are connected to
the correct DHD Controller
input.
Image geometry is incorrect.
• Incorrect aspect ratio
selection.
• Select the aspect ratio that
best matches the source
image and screen size
(refer to Table 4-1).
The projector will not turn
back on after it was powered
down, or the image disappears during operation.
• The projector will not turn
on for two minutes after
power-down, to protect
the lamp.
• The lamp has failed.
• Wait two minutes until the
LED at the front of the
DHD Controller turns red.
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• The VX-33d is not plugged
in or the AC outlet is not
active.
• Verify the DVI-DL cable
connection from the DHD
Controller to the VX-33d
(Figure 3-10).
• Ensure that the VX-33d is
plugged in and that the AC
outlet is active.
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The projector does not turn
on after initial installation. The
power LED on the front of the
DHD Controller lights red after
you press the power button.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
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6. Serial Communications
To interface the DHD Controller with a home theater automation/control system or a PC
running terminal emulation software, connect it to your control system or PC as shown in
Figure 3-16. Use a null-modem cable.
6.1
RS-232 Connection
and Port Configuration
If you are using a PC to communicate with the DHD Controller:
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1. Start a terminal session on your PC using a terminal-emulation program, such as
HyperTerminal.
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2. Configure the PC serial port as follows: no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit and no flow
control. Set the baud rate to 19200, to match that of the DHD Controller RS-232 port.
3. Press <Enter>. You should see a command prompt (>) in the terminal window.
4. Type a command from among those listed in Table 6-1 and press <Enter>.
• Commands are in ASCII format and are not case-sensitive; on and ON are equivalent.
• For a command that takes no parameters, type the command followed by a carriage
return; for example, to turn on the system, type ON<Enter>.
• For a command that takes a parameter, type the command, one or more spaces and
the desired value followed by a carriage return; for example, to switch to the S-Video
input, type SSRC 1<Enter>.
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• When you enter a valid command, the DHD Controller executes it. When you send an
on/off, input selection, aspect ratio or image preset command, the DHD Controller also
responds with an acknowledgment on the command line. For example, when you issue
the command SAR 2, the DHD Controller responds with Letterbox on the
command line.
• When you enter a misspelled or otherwise invalid command, the DHD Controller
ignores it and responds with Invalid Command on the command line.
• When you send a command followed by values outside the valid range for that
command, the DHD Controller ignores it and responds with Invalid Parameter
on the command line.
• When the DHD Controller receives an OFF command, it will not acknowledge or
execute any commands for approximately 90 seconds afterwards. This is to prevent
hot re-strikes of the lamp, which can damage it.
• After sending an ON command, allow at least 30 seconds for the projector and
controller to warm up before sending another command.
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6.2
Serial Command
Syntax
Serial Communications
Table 6-1 lists the serial commands supported by the DHD Controller and the responses it
sends back to the control system or PC.
Table 6-1. Serial Commands
Command
Description
Response
Turns projector off
Powering Down
ON
Turns projector on
Powering Up
Gennum Init
Complete
REV
Display system firmware version information:
(see description)
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* Runco Gennum Scaler Board *
* Rev 0.31 (T23) 23 Jul 2007 *
File Name: Runco_Gennum.ncd
Created:
09 Mar 2007 14:45:06
Device:
XC3S100EVQ100
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Input Selection Commands
SSRC 0
Selects the Composite video input
Composite
SSRC 1
Selects the S-Video input
S-Video
SSRC 2
Selects the Component RCA (HD1) input
Component RCA
SSRC 3
Selects the Component BNC (HD2) input
Component BNC
SSRC 4
Selects the Component PC (HD3) input
Component PC
SSRC 5
Selects the RGB RCA (HD1) input
RGB RCA
SSRC 6
Selects the RGB BNC (HD2) input
RGB BNC
SSRC 7
Selects the RGB PC (HD3) input
RGB PC
SSRC 8
Selects the HDMI 1 input
HDMI 1
SSRC 9
Selects the HDMI 2 input
HDMI 2
Aspect Ratio Commands
SAR 0
Selects the 16:9 aspect ratio
16:9
SAR 1
Selects the 4:3 aspect ratio
4:3
SAR 2
Selects the Letterbox aspect ratio
Letterbox
SAR 3
Selects the VirtualWide aspect ratio
VWide
SAR 4
Selects the Cinema aspect ratio
Cinema
SAR 5
Selects the Virtual Cinema aspect ratio
VCinema
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Description
Response
Image Preset Commands
SISF 0
Loads “ISF Night” image preset
ISF Night
SISF 1
Loads “ISF Day” image preset
ISF Day
SISF 2
Loads “Custom 1” image preset
Custom 1
SISF 3
Loads “THX” image preset
THX
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The following serial commands are meant to emulate buttons on the remote control or DHD
Controller front panel. Each button has its own serial command, so effectively it is as if you were
using the IR remote only you’ll be doing so via serial commands. These commands provide active
OSD responses just like the IR remote.
ENTR
ENTER (or SELECT) button
EXIT
EXIT button
MENU
MENU button
MND
Down-Arrow (
MNL
Left-Arrow (
MNR
Right-Arrow (
MNU
Up-Arrow (
) button
(none)
) button
) button
) button
Picture Adjust Commands
MBR <Enter>
MNR <Enter>
MNR <Enter>
MNR <Enter>
MNR <Enter>
MNR <Enter>
EXIT <Enter>
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The following serial commands are meant to emulate the discrete picture adjustment buttons on
the remote control unit. Use them in conjunction with MNL and/or MNR to make picture
adjustments. For example, to increase Brightness by five increments, send this sequence of
commands:
MBR
Adjust Brightness
MCOL
Adjust Color Level
MCON
Adjust Contrast
MTIN
Adjust Tint
(none)
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Description
Response
Status Commands
STATUS 1
Returns power status; for example:
(see description)
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1.Power
: Power ON
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STATUS 2
Returns current source input; for example:
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2.Source
: Component RCA
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STATUS 3
Returns current aspect ratio; for example:
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3.Aspect
: 16:9
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STATUS 4
Returns current memory preset; for example:
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4.Memory
: ISF Night
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STATUS 5
Returns current Brightness setting; for example:
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5.Brightness : 00
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STATUS 6
Returns current Contrast setting; for example:
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6.Contrast
: 00
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STATUS 7
Returns current Color level setting; for example:
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7.Color
: 00
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STATUS 8
Returns current Tint setting; for example:
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8.Tint
: 00
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STATUS 9
Returns current Sharpness setting; for example:
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9.Sharpness : 00
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
STATUS 10
Description
Returns current input resolution; for example:
Response
(see description)
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10.Resolution: 720P60
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STATUS
Display all system status information; for example:
3.Aspect
4.Memory
: Component RCA
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1.Power
: Power ON
: 16:9
: ISF Night
5.Brightness : 00
6.Contrast
7.Color
8.Tint
9.Sharpness
: 00
: 00
: 00
: 00
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7. Specifications
7.1
VX-33d Specifications
Table 7-1 lists the VX-33d specifications.
Table 7-1. VX-33d Specifications
Digital Light Processing (DLP), 3-chip, 16:9 SuperOnyx DMD
Native Resolution:
1920 x 1080 (16:9)
Aspect Ratios:
Refer to Table 7-2
Refer to Table 7-2
DTV Compatibility:
Scan Frequency:
Throw Distance
(Factor x Screen Width):
Horizontal and Vertical
Offset:
Lamp:
Recommended Width: 120 - 270 in.
Maximum Width: 375 in.
Refer to Table 3-3
Refer to Table 3-4
300W UHP
2000 hours
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Estimated Lamp Life:
Controls:
480i/576i, 480p, 576p, 1080i 50/60, 720p 50/60,1080p
24/50/60, 1080psf
Horizontal: 15 - 100 kHz
Vertical: 28 - 78 Hz
Picture Size (16:9 Screen):
Input:
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Projector Type:
DVI-DL (Dual-Link) with HDCP (from DHD Controller)
Built-in keypad
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Specifications
Table 7-1. VX-33d Specifications (continued)
Brightness and Contrast:
Cinema Standards Measurement System (CSMS)
Specifications
Brightness: 146.8 foot-Lamberts (fL)
Contrast Ratio: 138:1
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These measurements are taken from the projector in a controlled,
home theater environment. All measurements are made to
ANSI/NAPM IT7.228-1997 specifications using the Photo Research
PR-650 SpectraColorimeter and Minolta LS-100 Luminance Meter,
Video Essentials test DVD and a 1.3 gain, 72-inch wide screen. The
projector is calibrated to a color temperature of 6,500K and has a
minimum of 150 hours of usage.
The foot-Lambert (fL) is the unit of measurement used in commercial
movie theaters to express image brightness at the screen surface. The
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) specifies
16 fL as the target image brightness for film-based projectors using an
open gate (without film in the projector). More importantly, today
SMPTE specifies 12 fL as the target image brightness in Digital
Cinema theaters. The foot-Lambert measurement is dependent on
screen size, screen gain and projector light output.
These specifications are obtained by calibrating the projector as
described above for CSMS measurements.
Industry-Standard Specifications
Light Output: 7125 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2000:1
These are typical projector brightness and contrast specifications
found in most companies’ sales literature. Runco includes these
measurements in its literature to allow for direct comparison with other
manufacturers’ projectors. These measurements are typically taken at
9,000K to 13,000K to get expected performance data when the
projector is used in professional, commercial and industrial displays.
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Home Theater Calibration Specifications
Light Output: 3480 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 138:1
Power Requirements:
100 to 240 VAC (auto-sensing), 50/60 Hz, 530 Watts (1808.9
BTUs/hour)
Operating Environment:
41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C), 0% to 90% humidity
(non-condensing)
Dimensions:
See Figure 7-1
Weight (without lens):
99.21 lbs. (45.00 kg)
Regulatory Approvals:
Complies with FCC Class B, CE, C-Tick, GOST, TUV-GS,
cTUV-US
Limited Warranty:
Projector: Two (2) years parts and labor from the date of
delivery to the end user.
Lamp: 1000 hours or six (6) months, whichever comes first.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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7.2
DHD Controller
Specifications
Table 7-2 lists the DHD Controller specifications.
Table 7-2. DHD Controller Specifications
4:3, Letterbox, 16:9, VirtualWide, Cinema, Virtual Cinema
Video Standards:
NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL B/G/H/I/M/N , SECAM
Output Resolution:
1080p
Inputs:
(1) Composite
(1) S-Video
(1) HD Video, R (Pr), G (Y), B (Pb), H, V - RCA connectors
(1) HD Video/Computer, R (Pr), G (Y), B (Pb), H, V - BNCs
(1) HD Video/Computer, R (Pr), G (Y), B (Pb), H, V 15-pin D-Sub connector
(2) HDMI with HDCP
Output:
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Aspect Ratios:
DVI-DL (Dual-Link) with HDCP
Control Options:
-
RS-232 Communication
Parameters:
Trigger Outputs:
Discrete infrared remote
Serial commands via RS-232 interface
Front-panel controls
19200 bps, no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no flow control
(3) +12 VDC, each rated at 750 mA and thermal
fuse-protected
Bandwidth:
150 Mega Samples per Second (MSPS)
100 to 240 VAC (auto-sensing), 50/60 Hz, 160 Watts
(546.1 BTUs/hour)
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Operating Environment:
41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C), 0% to 90% humidity
(non-condensing)
Dimensions:
Width = 17.50 inches (444.5 mm)
Depth = 11.19 inches (284.1 mm)
Height = 3.75 inches (95.3 mm)
Weight:
13.0 lbs. (5.90 kg)
Regulatory Approvals:
Complies with FCC Class B, CE, C-Tick, GOST, TUV-GS,
cTUV-US
Limited Warranty:
Two (2) years parts and labor from the date of delivery to the
end user.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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7.3
VX-33d Dimensions
Figure 7-1 shows the VX-33d dimensions (all dimensions are in inches).
3.91
10.07
20.81
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10.23
7.23
10.83
11.48
15.73
29.29
0
10.08
29.77
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8.39
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36.23
6.47
10.04
14.18
Figure 7-1. VX-33d Dimensions (with Ceiling Mount and CineWide/AutoScope
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7.4
Supported Timings
Table 7-3 lists the signal types supported by each input on the VX-33d.
Table 7-3. Supported Signal Timings by Input
800x600
1024x768
1152x864
1280x768
1280x960
1280x1024
1360x768
1400x1050
800x600
1024x768
1152x864
31.469
72.00
37.861
RGBHV
Component
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
25.175
√
–
√
–
31.500
√
–
√
–
37.500
31.500
√
–
√
–
85.00
43.269
36.000
√
–
√
–
60.00
37.879
40.000
√
–
√
–
72.00
48.077
50.000
√
–
√
–
75.00
46.875
49.500
√
–
√
–
85.00
53.674
56.250
√
–
√
–
60.00
48.363
65.000
√
–
√
–
70.00
56.476
75.000
√
–
√
–
75.00
60.023
78.750
√
–
√
–
85.00
68.677
94.500
√
–
√
–
75.00
67.500
108.000
√
–
√
–
60.00
47.396
68.250
√
–
√
–
60.00
47.776
79.500
√
–
√
–
75.00
60.289
102.250
√
–
√
–
85.00
68.633
117.500
√
–
√
–
60.00
60.000
108.000
√
–
√
–
85.00
85.938
148.500
√
–
√
–
60.00
63.981
108.000
√
–
√
–
75.00
79.976
135.000
√
–
√
–
85.00
91.146
157.500
√
–
√
–
60.00
47.712
85.500
√
–
√
–
60.00
64.744
101.000
√
–
√
–
60.00
65.317
121.750
√
–
√
–
75.00
82.278
156.000
√
–
√
–
1280x960
1360x768
1400x1050
Composite
S-Video
75.00
1280x768
1280x1024
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640x480
60.00
HD 1/HD 2/HD 3
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Resolution
Pixel Frequency
(MHz)
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Supported? (√ = Yes, – = No)
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Refresh
Rate (Hz)
1600x1200
1600x1200
60.00
75.000
162.000
√
–
√
–
1920x1200
1920x1200
60.00
74.038
154.000
√
–
√
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Table 7-3. Supported Signal Timings by Input (continued)
Format
Resolution
Refresh
Rate (Hz)
Supported? (√ = Yes, – = No)
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Pixel Frequency
(MHz)
HD 1/HD 2/HD 3
RGBHV
Component
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
Composite
S-Video
720x487
59.94
15.734
13.500
√
√
√
√
480/60p
720x483
59.94
31.469
27.000
√
√
√
–
576/50i
720x576
50.00
15.625
14.750
√
√
√
√
576/50p
720x576
50.00
31.250
29.000
√
√
√
–
720/50p
1280x720
50.00
37.500
75.250
√
√
√
–
720/60p
1280x720
60.00
45.000
74.250
√
√
√
–
1080/50i
1920x1080
50.00
28.125/31.250
74.250/72.000
√
√
√
–
1080/60i
1920x1080 59.94/60.00 33.716/33.750
74.175/74.250
√
√
√
–
1080/24p
1920x1080 23.98/24.00 26.978/27.000
74.175/74.250
√
√
√
–
1080/50p
1920x1080
148.500
√
√
√
–
1080/60p
1920x1080 59.94/60.00 67.433/67.500 148.350/148.500
√
√
√
–
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56.250
IM
50.00
Y
480/60i
NTSC 3.58
–
59.94/60.00 15.734/15.750
3.580
√
√
√
√
NTSC 4.43
–
59.94/60.00 15.734/15.750
4.430
√
√
√
√
PAL-B/G
–
4.430
√
√
√
√
PAL-M
–
3.580
√
√
√
√
PAL-N
–
3.580
√
√
√
√
4.430
√
√
√
√
4.250/4.410
–
–
–
√
SECAM
–
–
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59.94/60.00 15.734/15.750
50.00
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PAL-60
50.00
15.625
59.94/60.00 15.734/15.750
50.00
13.500
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