User`s guide | Epson 1700C Projector User Manual

Epson PowerLite 1700c/1710c
Multimedia Projector
®
®
User’s Guide
Important Safety Information
WARNING: Never look into the projector lens when the lamp is turned on; the bright light can damage your eyes.
Never let children look into the lens when it is on. Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and
filter covers. Dangerous electrical voltages inside the projector can severely injure you. Except as specifically
explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
WARNING: The projector and its accessories come packaged in plastic bags. Keep plastic bags away from small
children to avoid any risk of suffocation.
Caution: When you replace the lamp, never touch the new lamp with your bare hands; the invisible residue left by
the oil on your hands may shorten the lamp life. Use a cloth or glove to handle the new lamp.
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Contents
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using Your Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Getting More Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Registration and Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Unpacking the Projector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Additional Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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Displaying and Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . 13
Positioning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Projecting the Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Turning On the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Selecting the Image Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Troubleshooting Display Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
You Can’t Project an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
The Projector and Notebook Don’t Display the
Same Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Adjusting the Height of Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Focusing and Zooming Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Adjusting the Image Shape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Correcting Computer Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Shutting Down the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using the Direct Power On Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Replacing the Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Controlling the Picture and Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Switching Between Picture Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Turning Off the Picture and Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Stopping Action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Zooming Part of Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Controlling the Volume. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Resizing Video Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Adjusting the Color Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Operating Your Computer with the Remote Control . . . . . . 31
Highlighting Your Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Using the Pointer Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Customizing the Pointer Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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Connecting to Computers and
Other Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Connecting to a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Connecting to the Computer Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Connecting the Cable for Remote Mouse Control . . . . 35
Connecting to Video Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Connecting a Composite Video Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Connecting an S-Video Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Connecting a Component Video Source . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Connecting an RGB Video Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Playing Sound Through the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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Fine-Tuning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Maintaining the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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Solving Problems
Using the Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Restoring the Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Adjusting Signal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Customizing Projector Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Using the Projector Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Enabling Password Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Creating Your Own Startup Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Disabling the Projector’s Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Customizing Power and Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Cleaning the Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Cleaning the Projector Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Cleaning the Air Filter and Vent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Replacing the Lamp and Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Resetting the Lamp Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Transporting the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Using On-Screen Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Checking Projector Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
What To Do When the Lights Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Viewing Lamp Usage and Other Information . . . . . . . . 69
Solving Projector Operation Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Solving Problems with the Image or Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Solving Problems with the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Speak to a Support Representative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
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A
Projector Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
B
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
C
Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Remote Control Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
FCC Compliance Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
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Welcome
The Epson PowerLite
®
®
1700c/1710c is an easy-to-use projector that
weighs less than 4 pounds. The projector offers up to 2700 lumens
(1710c) or 2200 lumens (1700c) of brightness. You can connect it to
a wide range of computers and video sources.
Easy control
The projector’s keystone correction feature automatically corrects
image distortion, and you can use the remote control to take charge of
your presentation from almost anywhere in the room. Freeze the
action, zoom in on part of the picture, or use the remote as a pointer.
You can even use it in place of your computer’s mouse to control your
computer and change slides in Microsoft® PowerPoint.®
Security
To prevent unauthorized use, this projector includes several security
features including a password, user’s logo, and the ability to lock the
projector buttons.
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Using Your Documentation
This book contains all the information you need to set up and use
your projector. Please follow these guidelines as you read through it:
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Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
■
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
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Notes contain important information about your projector.
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Tips contain additional projection hints.
Getting More Information
Need tips on giving presentations? Quick steps for setting up your
projector? Here’s where you can look for help:
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Quick Setup sheet
Gives you the instructions you need to get your projector up and
running if you are connecting to a notebook, MacBook,
PowerBook,® or iBook® computer.
TM
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Projector kit
Includes this User’s Guide, your Quick Setup sheet, warranty
brochures, and Epson PrivateLine® Support card. Keep the kit
with your projector at all times.
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Built-in help system
Provides assistance for common problems. Available from the
Help button on the projector or the remote control. See page 66
for details.
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http://support.epson.com
Download FAQs and e-mail your questions to Epson support.
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Welcome
If you still need help after checking this User’s Guide and the
sources listed above, you can use the Epson PrivateLine Support
service to get help fast. Call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on
the PrivateLine card. Or take advantage of Epson’s automated
support services 24 hours a day. See page 76 for more
information.
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presentersonline.com
Includes a library of articles covering presentation tips, tricks, and
technology. The site provides templates, clip art and sound clips,
as well as Presenters Services to use on the road. Even more
resources and services are available if you register to join the
Presenters Club®—and it’s free.
Registration and Warranty
Your projector comes with a basic carry-in 2-year and 90-day lamp
warranty as well as an international warranty that let you project with
confidence anywhere in the world. For details, see page 92 and the
warranty brochure included with your projector.
In addition, for customers who register their projector, Epson offers
free Extra Care Road Service. In the unlikely event of an equipment
failure, you won’t have to wait for your unit to be repaired. Instead,
Epson will ship you a replacement unit anywhere in the United States
or Canada, usually via overnight delivery. See the brochure included
with your projector for details.
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To register, simply fill out the registration card and mail it to Epson.
Or you can register online at http://www.epson.com/webreg.
Registering also lets you receive special updates on new accessories,
products, and service.
Welcome 9
Unpacking the Projector
After unpacking the projector, make sure you have all the parts shown
below:
PDF manual and
registration CD-ROM
Projector
Remote control and
2 AAA batteries
Audio adapter
Carrying case
Power cable
VGA computer cable
Save all packaging in case you need to ship the projector. Always use
the original packaging (or the equivalent) when you need to send the
projector to another location. If you are moving the projector by
hand, use the carrying case. See page 11 for ordering information, and
page 64 for transportation instructions.
Additional Components
Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you may need
additional components:
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Welcome
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To receive an S-Video signal, you’ll need an S-Video cable. One
may be provided with your video equipment, or you can purchase
one from Epson; see page 11.
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To receive a component video signal from a VCR or other video
device, you’ll need an HD15 to component video cable. You can
purchase one from Epson; see below.
Optional Accessories
To enhance your use of the projector, Epson provides the following
optional accessories:
Product
Part number
Replacement lamp
V13H010L38
Air filter replacement set (2 filters)
V13H13408
ATA molded hardshell case
Samsonite® wheeled soft case
Notebook/projector soft shoulder bag
Soft carrying case
ELPKS54
ELPKS35-S
ELPKS43
ELPKS16B
Universal ceiling mount
False ceiling plate
Security bracket/cabling for gyro lock mounts
Adjustable ceiling channel
Suspension adapter
ELPMBUNI
ELPMBFCP
ELPMBSEC
ELPMBACC
ELPMBAPL
Kensington® security lock
ELPSL01
50-inch portable screen (4:3 aspect ratio)
60-inch portable pop-up screen (4:3 aspect ratio)
80-inch portable pop-up screen (4:3 aspect ratio)
83.6-inch hanging pull-down screen (4:3 aspect
ratio)
ELPSC06
ELPSC07
ELPSC08
ELPSC09
Component video cable
S-Video cable
ELPKC19
ELPSV01
Distribution amplifier
ELPDA01
Image presentation camera (ELPDC05)
V12H162020
You can purchase screens, carrying cases, or other accessories from an
Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call
800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
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Welcome
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Displaying and Adjusting
the Image
W
hether you’re presenting from a computer or video equipment,
you need to follow some basic steps to display your image on the
screen.
Follow the guidelines in this chapter for:
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Positioning the projector
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Turning the projector on and selecting the image source
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Troubleshooting display problems
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Adjusting the image
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Turning off the projector
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Positioning the Projector
note
You can mount the projector
on the ceiling, or place it
behind a translucent screen
for rear projection. See
page 79 for details.
If the projector isn’t already installed in the room you’re using, you’ll
probably want to place it on a table in front of the screen, as shown.
This lets you stand in the front of the room, face the audience, and
remain close enough to the equipment to be able to control it. Try to
leave as much space as possible between the projector and the screen to
get a good-size image.
Use the figure below to help you determine placement. Image size
increases with distance, but can vary depending on how you position
the zoom ring and whether you’ve adjusted the image with other
settings.
TBD
33.1 to 39.7 ft
6.6 to 7.9 ft
3.2 to 3.9 ft
Distance from screen
Also keep these considerations in mind:
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Place the projector on a sturdy, level surface.
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Make sure there is plenty of space for ventilation around and
under the projector. Do not set the projector on top of anything
that could block the vents under the projector.
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Make sure the projector is within 10 feet of a grounded electrical
outlet or extension cord.
Displaying and Adjusting the Image
Ideally, you should place the projector directly in front of the center of
the screen, facing it toward the screen squarely. The base of the lens
should be at about the level of the bottom of the screen.
note
After positioning the
projector, you may want to
connect a Kensington
MicroSaver® anti-theft
device to the lock port on the
projector. You can purchase
this from Epson; see
page 11.
Projector
Screen
If you place the projector below screen level, you’ll have to tilt it up by
extending the front adjustable foot. This causes the image to become
“keystone” shaped, but you can correct the distortion by pressing the
buttons on the projector. See page 21 for detailed information about
correcting the image shape.
For instructions on installing the projector in a permanent location,
such as a theater or conference room, see page 79.
Projecting the Image
Make sure your projector and other equipment are set up as described
on page 33. Then follow the instructions below to start the projector
and display an image.
Turning On the Projector
Turn on any connected computer or video equipment before starting
the projector so it can automatically detect and display the image
source. If you turn on the projector first, or have multiple pieces of
connected equipment, you may have to select the image source
manually (see page 17).
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 15
Follow these steps to turn on the projector:
note
To shut down the projector,
see page 23. Shutting down
the projector correctly
prevents premature lamp
failure and possible damage
from overheating.
1. Open the A/V Mute slide (lens cover).
2. Plug one end of the power cable into the projector, and the other
end into an electrical outlet.
The Power light turns orange.
Power light
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Displaying and Adjusting the Image
3. Press the red P Power button on the remote control or on top of
the projector.
The projector beeps once and the Power light flashes green as the
projector warms up, then an image begins to appear. When the
Power light stops flashing and remains green, the projector is
ready for use.
4. If you’ve connected a Windows-based computer to the projector,
you may see a New Hardware Wizard screen saying your
computer has found a plug-and-play monitor; if so, click Cancel.
warning
Never look into the lens
when the lamp is on. This
can damage your eyes, and is
especially dangerous for
children.
5. If you are prompted to enter a password, see page 50.
Selecting the Image Source
Selecting the image source lets you switch between images input from
different pieces of connected equipment (such as a computer or DVD
player).
If you don’t see the image you want, press the Source Search button
on the projector or the Search button on the remote control until
you see the image you want to project.
note
To focus and adjust the
image, see page 20. If a
projected image fails to
appear, see page 18 for help.
You can also use the Source buttons on the remote control to switch
between devices connected to the ports identified on each button..
The PowerLite 1700c/1710c does not support EasyMP.TM
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 17
Troubleshooting Display Problems
Follow these guidelines if you’re having trouble displaying an image.
You Can’t Project an Image
If you don’t see the image you are trying to project, try the following:
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Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described
beginning on page 33.
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Make sure the Power light is green and not flashing and the A/V
Mute slide is open.
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If you’ve connected more than one computer and/or video source,
you may need to press the Source Search button on the
projector’s control panel or Search button on the remote control
to select the correct source. (Allow a few seconds for the projector
to sync up after pressing the button.)
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If you’re using a PC notebook, press the function key on your
keyboard that lets you display on an external monitor. It may be
labeled CRT/LCD or have an icon such as
. You may have to
hold down the Fn key while pressing it. Allow a few seconds for
the projector to sync up after changing the setting.
The Projector and Notebook Don’t Display the
Same Image
If you’re projecting from a notebook, and you can’t see your image on
the projection screen and on your computer at the same time, follow
these guidelines.
If you’re using a PC notebook:
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On most systems, there’s a function key that lets you toggle
between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at
the same time. It may be labeled CRT/LCD or have an icon such as
. You may have to hold down the Fn key while pressing it.
Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after changing
the setting.
Displaying and Adjusting the Image
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If the function key doesn’t permit you to display simultaneously
on both screens, you should check your monitor settings to make
sure both the LCD screen and the external monitor port are
enabled.
From the Control Panel, open the Display utility. In the Display
Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab, then click
Advanced. The method for adjusting the settings varies by
brand; you may need to click a Monitor tab, then make sure the
external Monitor port is set as your primary display and/or
enabled. See your computer’s documentation or online help for
details.
If you’re using Mac OS X:
You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen
as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps:
1. From the Apple® menu, select System Preferences, then select
Displays.
2. Make sure the VGA Display or Color LCD dialog box is selected.
3. Click the Arrangement (or Arrange) tab.
Make sure
Mirror Displays
is checked
4. Make sure the Mirror Displays checkbox is selected.
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Adjusting the Image
Once you see your image, you need to make certain adjustments:
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If the image is too high or too low, you can reposition it. See
below.
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To focus or zoom your image, see page 21.
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If the image isn’t square, see page 21.
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If a computer image displays incorrectly, see page 23.
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If you need to fine-tune the image and/or sound, see Chapter 4.
Adjusting the Height of Your Image
If the image is too low on the screen, you can use the front adjustable
foot to raise it.
1. Stand behind the projector. Press the blue foot release lever up
and lift the front of the projector.
2. Once the image is positioned where you want it, release the lever
to lock the foot in position.
3. If necessary, you can fine-tune the height or level the image by
turning the projector’s adjustable rear foot.
Projector rear foot
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Raising the projector causes the image to distort or “keystone,” but
you can correct the shape as described on page 21.
Displaying and Adjusting the Image
Focusing and Zooming Your Image
Turn the focus ring on the projector to sharpen the image.
Turn the zoom ring on the projector to reduce or enlarge the image.
Focus
Zoom
If the image still isn’t large enough, you may need to move the
projector farther away from the screen. You can also use the E-Zoom
buttons on the remote control to zoom in on a portion of the image.
See page 29 for instructions.
Adjusting the Image Shape
In most cases, you can maintain a square or rectangular image by
placing the projector directly in front of the center of the screen with
the base of the lens level with the bottom of the screen.
Even if the projector is slightly tilted (within a range of 30° up or
down), the projector has an automatic keystone correction function
that detects and corrects vertical keystone distortion.
Projector tilted up
Corrected image
Projector tilted down
It takes about one second after projection starts for the image to be
corrected. During this time, a vertical keystone correction gauge
appears on the screen.
If your image is still distorted, you can correct it using the Keystone
buttons on the projector’s control panel or the projector’s Setting
menu.
Keystone correction
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 21
Using Keystone Correction
To adjust your image when it is wider on the top or bottom, do the
following:
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Press one of the two triangular buttons on the projector’s control
panel, as shown below. Continue pressing the button until you
are satisfied with the shape of the image.
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Or press the Menu button on the remote control or projector,
select the Setting menu, and press Enter.
note
The image will be slightly
smaller after adjusting. If
it’s important to maintain
the correct aspect ratio, use
the menu system to perform
keystone correction, then use
the remote’s Resize button
to adjust the aspect ratio. See
page 30.
From the Setting menu, select Keystone and press Enter. Use
the
pointer button on the remote control to adjust the
keystone setting as needed.
If the image becomes uneven, decrease the sharpness setting. (See
page 47.)
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Displaying and Adjusting the Image
Correcting Computer Images
If you’re connected to a computer and the image doesn’t look right,
press the Auto button on the remote control or the Enter button on
the projector. This automatically resets the projector’s tracking, sync,
resolution, and position settings.
note
You must be projecting an
image for this button to have
any effect. The Auto button
works only with computer
images projected through the
VGA port.
If the Auto button doesn’t correct the problem, you may need to
adjust the tracking or sync using the projector’s Signal menu. See
page 48 for more information.
Shutting Down the Projector
note
When you’ve finished using the projector, follow the recommended
procedure to shut it down. This extends the life of the lamp and
protects the projector from possible overheating.
Lamp life results will vary
depending on mode selected,
environmental conditions,
and usage.
1. Turn off any equipment plugged into the projector.
2. To turn off the projector, press the red P Power button on the
remote control or projector.
Turn off this product when
not in use to prolong the life
of the projector.
You see a confirmation message. (If
you don’t want to turn it off, press
any other button.)
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 23
note
You can set the projector to
automatically turn off the
projector lamp and enter
“sleep mode” when it has
not received any signals for
30 minutes. This conserves
electricity, cools the
projector, and extends the
life of the lamp. If you want
to start projecting again,
press the P Power button.
If you are done using the
projector, unplug the power
cord. To enable sleep mode,
see page 56.
3. Press the P Power button again. The lamp turns off. When the
projector beeps twice, you can unplug the power cord.
(If the projector is mounted on the ceiling, you will need to wait
20 seconds for the projector to cool down before you can unplug
the power cord.)
If you want to turn the projector on again, make sure the orange
light is not flashing, then press the P Power button.
4. If you extended the adjustable front foot, press up on the blue
foot release lever to retract it.
5. Close the A/V Mute slide.
Using the Direct Power On Function
The Direct Power On function enables faster setup. The projector will
start up automatically when you plug it in; you won’t have to press the
P Power button.
Follow these steps to enable Direct Power On:
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control and select the
Extended menu.
2. Choose Operation and press Enter.
3. Choose Direct Power On and press Enter.
note
If a power outage occurs
when Direct Power On is
enabled and the projector is
plugged in, the projector will
start when the power is
restored.
4. Highlight On and press Enter.
5. Press Esc or Menu to exit.
The setting will take effect the next time you plug in the projector.
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Displaying and Adjusting the Image
1
Using the Remote Control
T
he projector includes a number of tools to enhance your
presentation. All of them can be accessed using the remote control,
which lets you operate the projector from anywhere in the room—up
to 20 feet away.
note
For information and
resources to help you give
the most professional
presentation, be sure to visit
presentersonline.com.
You can use the remote control to adjust the picture and sound
(page 27) or as a pointer to highlight your presentation (page 32). You
can also use it to adjust the color mode for various environments
(page 30) or as a wireless mouse when projecting from a computer
(page 31).
This chapter covers:
■
Using the remote control
■
Controlling the picture and sound
■
Operating your computer with the remote control
■
Highlighting your presentation
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note
If a button is pressed longer
than 30 seconds, the remote
control stops operating to
conserve power. When you
release the button, normal
operation resumes.
Using the Remote Control
Follow these tips for using the remote control:
■
Point the remote control at the front of the projector or at the
screen.
■
Stand within 20 feet of the projector.
■
Avoid using the remote under bright fluorescent lamps or in
direct sunlight, or the projector may not respond properly.
Replacing the Batteries
caution
Replace the batteries as described below:
When replacing batteries,
take the following
precautions:
1. Turn the remote control over.
Replace the batteries as
soon as they run out. If the
batteries leak, wipe away
battery fluid with a soft
cloth. If fluid gets on your
hands, wash immediately.
■
Do not expose batteries to
heat or flame.
■
Dispose of used batteries
according to local
regulations.
■
Remove the batteries if
you won’t be using the
projector for a long period of
time.
2. Press down on the tab on the
battery cover as you lift the cover
off.
3. Install two AAA batteries,
inserting the + and – ends as
shown.
■
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4. Position the cover as shown, then
press down until it snaps into
place.
Using the Remote Control
Controlling the Picture and Sound
You can use the remote control to preview and select your picture
sources, temporarily turn off the picture and sound, freeze the action,
zoom in on the picture, and adjust the volume.
Switching Between Picture Sources
If your projector is connected to more than one computer and/or
video source, you can switch between the different sources:
■
The easiest way to select your source is to press the Search button
on the remote control (or the Source Search button on the
projector) repeatedly until you see the image you want on the
screen.
■
On the remote control, there are four Source buttons. Use them
to switch between equipment connected to the port identified on
each button.
After you select a source, the screen goes dark for a moment before the
image appears.
Using the Remote Control 27
Turning Off the Picture and Sound
You can use the A/V Mute button on the remote control to turn off
the image and sound. This feature is useful if you want to temporarily
redirect your audience’s attention.
■
To turn off the picture and sound, press the A/V Mute button.
The screen turns black.
■
To turn the image and sound back on, press the button again.
You can have the screen turn blue when you press the A/V Mute
button. You can also have an image, such as a company logo, display
on the screen (see page 53).
Stopping Action
note
This function pauses the
image, but not the sound.
Also, because the source
continues to transmit
signals, you won’t resume
the action from the point
you stopped it.
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You can use the remote control to stop the action in your video or
computer image.
■
To stop the action and keep the current image on the screen, press
the Freeze button. The sound continues.
■
To restart it, press the Freeze button again.
Using the Remote Control
Zooming Part of Your Image
You can zoom in on a portion of the image using the E-Zoom buttons
on the remote control.
1. Press the E-Zoom
button on the remote control.
You see a crosshair indicating the center of the zoom-in area.
2. Use the
pointer button to position the crosshair.
button to enlarge the selected
3. Continue pressing the E-Zoom
area up to 4 times.
4. While the image is enlarged, you can:
■
Use the
pointer button to move around the screen.
■
Press the E-Zoom
button to zoom out.
5. When done, press the ESC button to return the image to its
original size.
Controlling the Volume
To change the volume, press the
control or projector.
or
button on the remote
note
To temporarily shut off the
sound and picture, press the
A/V Mute button.
You can also adjust the volume using the projector’s menu system. See
page 50.
Using the Remote Control 29
Resizing Video Images
You can use the Resize button on the remote control to adjust how
an image fits into the display area.
For video images, press Resize to switch the aspect ratio between 4:3
and 16:9, (and Normal for computer images). This lets you play
certain digital video images or movies recorded on certain DVDs in
16:9 widescreen format.
For computer images, resizing is normally unnecessary, since the
projector automatically resizes the image to make the best use of the
display area. If you press the Resize button on the projector or remote
control, the projector displays the image at the output resolution of
the computer (which makes the image larger or smaller, depending on
its resolution). If the resolution of the image is the same as the
projector’s (1024 × 768), pressing Resize has no effect.
Adjusting the Color Mode
You can use the Color Mode button on the remote control to adjust
the color, brightness, and other aspects of your image.
Press the button repeatedly to select from the following settings:
Photo: For vivid, high-contrast still images in a bright room.
Sports (video, S-video, or composite video only): For vivid TV
images projected in a bright room.
Presentation: For computer presentations (the default when
projecting from a computer with analog video).
Theatre: For optimizing movie images with increased contrast.
Game: For increased brightness when playing video games or
watching TV in a bright room. Emphasizes dark gradations.
sRGB: For matching the color palette of standard sRGB computer
displays
Blackboard: For projecting accurate colors on a green chalkboard
(adjusts the white point).
Customized: For manual color adjustment. (See page 46).
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Using the Remote Control
Operating Your Computer with the
Remote Control
If you connect a computer to the projector with a USB cable, as
described on page 35, then select Link21L for the USB Type B setting
in the Extended menu (see page 56), you can use the remote control
in place of your computer’s mouse. This gives you more flexibility
when delivering slideshow-style presentations, since you won’t have to
stand next to the computer to change slides.
■
Use the
Up and
slideshow.
Down buttons to move through a
Page up or down
to change slides
in PowerPoint
Left-click
Right-click
■
Use the
pointer button to move the cursor on the screen.
■
Press the Enter button once to left-click, or press it twice to
double-click. Press the Esc button to right-click.
■
To drag-and-drop, hold down the Enter button. Then use the
pointer button to drag the object. When it’s where you want
it, press Enter to release it.
Using the Remote Control 31
Highlighting Your Presentation
You can display a pointer to call out important information on the
screen. If you want to customize the pointer tool, you can choose from
three alternative shapes.
Using the Pointer Tool
1. To activate the pointer tool, press the Pointer button on the
remote control. A pointer appears on the screen.
Pointer
If you prefer to use a different style of pointer, see the instructions
in the next section.
2. Use the
pointer button on the remote control to position the
pointer on the screen.
3. When you’re done using the pointer, press Esc to clear the screen.
Customizing the Pointer Tool
You can change the appearance of the pointer by choosing from three
alternative shapes.
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control, highlight the
Settings menu, highlight Pointer Shape, and press Enter. You
can select one of the pointer shapes shown at the left.
2. Select the shape you want and press Enter.
3. Highlight Return and press Enter.
4. Press Menu to exit from the menu system.
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Using the Remote Control
1
Connecting to Computers
and Other Equipment
T
his chapter tells you how to connect the projector to a notebook or
desktop computer, and/or to video equipment, such as a VCR, DVD
player, or video camera.
Follow the instructions in this chapter on:
■
Connecting to a computer
■
Connecting video equipment
■
Playing sound through the projector
33
note
If you connect a Windowsbased computer to the
projector, you may see a
New Hardware Wizard
saying your computer has
found a plug-and-play
monitor; if so, click Cancel.
note
For newer notebooks with
DVI connectors, see your
computer’s documentation
to see how to use a DVI to
VGA adapter (often
included with the computer)
to connect to the VGA
computer port.
Connecting to a Computer
You can connect the projector to any computer that has a standard
video output (monitor) port, including desktop models, PC notebook
and notebook computers, MacBooks, PowerBooks and iBooks, and
hand-held devices. To connect to the blue Computer/
Component Video port (standard VGA cable connection), see the
instructions below. After connecting to the computer, you may also
want to do one of the following:
■
Connect a USB cable so you can use the remote control as a
mouse; see page 35
■
Connect an audio cable to play computer audio; see page 40
Connecting to the Computer Port
You can connect to the blue Computer/Component Video port
using the VGA computer cable that came with the projector (the
monitor port on your computer must be a mini D-sub 15-pin port).
1. If you’re using the VGA computer cable, connect one end to the
projector’s blue Computer/Component Video port, and the
other end to your computer’s monitor port. Then go to step 3.
caution
Don’t try to force a
connector to fit a port with a
different shape or number of
pins. You may damage the
port or connector.
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2. You can connect an optional stereo mini-jack audio cable to play
sound through the projector (see page 40), or connect a USB
cable to use the remote control as a mouse (see page 35).
Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment
3. When you’ve finished making any connections, see page 15 for
instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
Connecting the Cable for Remote Mouse
Control
If you’ve connected a computer as described in this chapter (using
the Computer/Component Video port) and set the USB Type B
setting under the projector’s Extended menu to Link21L (see
page 56), you can use the projector’s remote control as a wireless
mouse. This lets you control your computer and click through
slideshow-style presentations, such as PowerPoint, from up to 20 feet
away.
note
The remote mouse control
function may not operate
correctly on systems that
have been upgraded from an
earlier version of Windows.
The wireless mouse function is supported on systems with a USB port
running Windows XP, 98SE, Me, or 2000, or Mac OS X 10.2.x to
10.4.x. This function is not supported if you use an S-Video cable to
connect your computer to the projector.
1. Locate the USB cable that came with your projector.
2. Connect the square end of the cable to the projector’s
USB port.
USB cable
note
For details on how to use the
remote control in place of
your computer’s mouse, see
page 31.
Leftclick
3. Connect the flat end of the cable to any available USB port on
your notebook or desktop computer.
Move
cursor
Rightclick
Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment 35
4. If necessary, configure your computer to work with an external
USB mouse. See your computer documentation for details.
Connecting to Video Equipment
RCA connector
(composite video)
S-Video
connector
You can connect several video sources to the projector at the same
time. Before starting, look at your video equipment to determine its
available video output connections:
■
If your video player has a yellow RCA-style video output
connector, see “Connecting a Composite Video Source” on
page 37.
■
If your video player has an S-Video connector, see “Connecting
an S-Video Source” on page 38.
■
If your video player has a component video port (three connectors
labeled either Y/Cb/Cr or Y/Pb/Pr), see “Connecting a
Component Video Source” on page 39.
■
If your video player has an RGB video port (either a single
connector for a VGA-style monitor cable or three connectors
labeled R/G/B), see “Connecting an RGB Video Source” on
page 40.
VGA connector
(RGB video)
After connecting video cables, you may also want to connect an audio
cable to play sound through the projector; see page 40.
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Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment
Connecting a Composite Video Source
1. Locate an RCA-style video cable (one is usually provided with
your video equipment or you can purchase one from an
electronics dealer).
2. Connect the cable to the yellow video output connector on your
player and the yellow Video connector on the projector:
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 40 for
instructions on connecting audio cables.
4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see page 15 or
the Quick Setup sheet for instructions on turning on the projector
and adjusting the image. Once the projector is turned on, select
the image source: press the Search button on the remote control
or press the Source Search button on the projector’s control
panel repeatedly until the image appears.
Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment 37
Connecting an S-Video Source
1. Locate an S-Video cable (one is usually provided with your video
equipment or you can purchase one from Epson; see page 10).
2. Connect the cable to the S-Video connector on your player and
the S-Video connector on the projector:
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 40 for
instructions on connecting audio cables.
4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see page 15 or
the Quick Setup sheet for instructions on turning on the projector
and adjusting the image. Once the projector is turned on, select
the image source: press the Search button on the remote control
or press the Source Search button on the projector’s control
panel repeatedly until the image appears.
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Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment
Connecting a Component Video Source
You will need a component-to-VGA video cable or a component
video-to-VGA adapter for this connection. You can order this cable
(ELPKC19) from Epson; see page 11 for more information.
1. Locate a component-to-VGA video cable or adapter.
2. Connect the cable to your player and the blue
Computer/Component Video connector on the projector.
note
Be sure your video player is
not an RGB video source.
If you select the wrong
source, image quality may
suffer. Check your video
player’s documentation.
Also, make sure the
Computer Input setting in
the Signal menu is set to
Auto or Component Video
(see page 48).
Component-toVGA adapter
Component-to-VGA cable
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 40 for
instructions on connecting audio cables.
4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see page 15 for
instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
Once the projector is turned on, select the image source: press the
Search button on the remote control or press the Source
Search button on the projector’s control panel repeatedly until
the image appears.
Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment 39
Connecting an RGB Video Source
note
1. Locate the VGA computer cable provided with the projector.
Be sure your video player is 2. Connect the cable to the video port on your player and
the Computer/Component port on the projector.
not a component video
source. If you select the
wrong source, image quality
may suffer. Check your
video player’s
documentation.
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 40 for
instructions on connecting audio cables.
4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see page 15 for
instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
Once the projector is turned on, select the image source: press the
Search button on the remote control or press the Source
Search button on the projector’s control panel repeatedly until
the image appears.
Playing Sound Through the Projector
You can play sound through the projector’s speaker system.
To play sound through the projector, follow these steps:
1. Locate the appropriate cable and connect it to the Audio jack on
the projector.
40
Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment
■
If you have a computer connected to the blue Computer/
Component Video port, use a stereo mini-jack cable.
■
If you have video equipment connected to the Video or
S-Video port, use an RCA-style audio cable and the audio
adapter included with the projector.
Audio
adapter
2. Connect the other end of the cable to the audio output
connector(s) on your computer or video equipment.
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42
Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment
1
Fine-Tuning the Projector
Y
ou can use the projector’s on-screen menus to adjust the image,
sound, and other features. This chapter covers the following
information:
■
Using the menu system
■
Adjusting the image
■
Adjusting signal settings
■
Customizing projector features
■
Using the projector security features
■
Customizing power and operation
43
Using the Menu System
You can use the remote control or the projector’s control panel to
access the menus and change settings. Follow these steps:
1. To display the menu screen, press the Menu button on the
remote control or on the projector.
You see a menu screen similar to the one below:
Options
note
The Network option does
not appear in the
1700c/1710c menu.
Menu list
The menus are listed on the left and the options available for the
highlighted menu are shown on the right.
2. Use the
pointer button on the remote control (or the
navigational buttons on the projector) to scroll through the menu
list. When you’ve highlighted the desired menu, press the Enter
button to select it.
3. Once you’ve selected the menu, use the
pointer button to
scroll through the list of options. (Some of the options may be
grayed out or unavailable, depending on the selected source.)
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Fine-Tuning the Projector
4. After highlighting the option you want to adjust, use the
pointer button to change the setting. In some cases, you may
have to press the Enter button to view a sub-screen for changing
the setting.
■
Press the left or right side of the
a slider bar.
pointer button to adjust
■
To select from two or more settings, use the
pointer
button to highlight the desired setting and press Enter.
5. After changing the settings, press the Esc button to save your
changes and return to the previous menu (or press it repeatedly to
exit the menu system).
You can also press the Menu button to exit.
Restoring the Default Settings
You can use the menu system’s Reset options to restore the factorydefault settings for all the settings listed in a specific menu, or all the
settings in all menus.
To restore the settings in a specific menu, enter the menu whose
settings you want to change, select Reset, and confirm as needed.
(The example below shows how to reset the Image menu.)
Reset settings
for current menu
Reset settings for
all menus
To restore all the projector settings to their factory-default values,
select the Reset menu, highlight Reset All, and press Enter.
note
When you select Reset All
in the Reset menu, it does
not reset the Computer
Input, Video Signal, User’s
Logo, Language, or Lamp
settings.
Fine-Tuning the Projector 45
Adjusting the Image
You can use the Image menu to adjust the brightness, sharpness, color,
tint, and contrast.
1. Press the Menu button on the projector or remote control and
select the Image menu. You see the Image menu screen.
2. Use the
pointer button to highlight the desired option, then
adjust it as needed:
■
Color Mode
Lets you quickly adjust the color and brightness for various
environments. Use either the remote control or the Color
Mode setting in the Image menu. You can save a different
setting for each source. Select from these settings:
Photo: For vivid, high-contrast still images in a bright room.
Sports (video, S-video, or composite video only): For
vivid TV images projected in a bright room.
Presentation: For computer presentations (the default when
projecting from a computer with analog video).
Theatre: For optimizing movie images with increased
contrast.
Game: For increased brightness when playing video games or
watching TV in a bright room. Emphasizes dark gradations.
sRGB: For matching the color palette of standard sRGB
computer displays.
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Fine-Tuning the Projector
Blackboard: For projecting accurate colors on a green
chalkboard (adjusts the white point).
note
The Brightness setting
changes the opacity of the
projector’s LCD panels. You
can also change the lamp’s
brightness. Select
Brightness Control in the
Setting menu, then choose
High or Low (the default
setting is High).
Customized: For manual color adjustment. (See below.)
■
Brightness
Lightens or darkens the overall image.
■
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas.
■
Color Saturation (video only)
Adjusts the color depth of the image.
■
Tint (video only)
Adjusts the balance of green to magenta in the image
(available only for component video or NTSC signals).
■
Sharpness
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
■
Color Adjustment
Adjusts the color values. For Customized color mode, select
RGBCMY to adjust individual red, green, blue, cyan,
magenta, and yellow hue and saturation values. For other
color modes, RGB may be selected to adjust red, green, and
blue hue and saturation values. (Not available if sRGB is
selected as the Color Mode setting.)
■
ABS Color Temp.
Sets a color temperature between 5000 and 10000 °K. (Not
available if sRGB is selected as the Color Mode setting.)
Adjusting Signal Settings
Although the projector normally detects and optimizes the input
signal automatically, you can use the Signal menu to make manual
adjustments. In addition to changing the position of the projected
image, you can correct tracking and sync for computer images, or
change the aspect ratio to widescreen format for video images.
1. Press the Menu button and select the Signal menu.
note
You can also use the remote
control’s Auto button to
automatically reset the
projector’s tracking, sync,
resolution, and position
settings. See page 23 for
details.
Fine-Tuning the Projector 47
You see a screen similar to one of those below. (The settings will
be different depending on the source you are projecting from.)
Computer/RGB Video
Component Video
Composite Video/S-Video
2. Use the
pointer button to highlight the desired option, then
adjust it as needed:
■
Leave this setting On to automatically optimize the computer
image. Turn it off if you want to save adjustments you have
made to the video settings.
tip
Before adjusting tracking or
sync, fill the screen with an
image containing fine
detail. For example, in
Windows you can select a
pattern to appear as your
desktop background. If this
option isn’t available, try
projecting black text on a
white background.
Auto Setup
■
Tracking
Adjust this value to eliminate vertical stripes in the image.
■
Sync
Adjust this value if the image appears blurry or flickers.
■
Progressive
Turn this setting On to convert composite video signals into
progressive signals (best for still images). Leave the setting Off
for moving images.
■
Position
If the image is slightly cut off on one or more sides, it may not
be centered exactly. Select this setting and use the
pointer
button to center it.
■
Computer Input
If the colors don’t look right on the Auto setting, select the
setting for the type of equipment you’ve connected to the
Computer/Component Video port:
RGB: For a computer connection.
Component Video: For a video player that outputs a
component video signal.
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Fine-Tuning the Projector
■
Video Signal
Leave this setting at Auto unless you are using a 60-Hz PAL
system (then select PAL60).
■
Resize
Choose an aspect ratio of either 4:3 or 16:9. Normal is the
default setting for a computer connection.
Customizing Projector Features
You can use the Settings menu to lock the buttons on the projector,
adjust audio volume, and customize several other features.
■
Keystone
Squares up the shape of the image after the projector has been
tilted upward. If you notice lines or edges looking jagged after
adjusting the shape, decrease the Sharpness setting (see page 46).
■
Auto Keystone
Automatically compensates for keystone distortion when the
projector is tilted upward. This feature is available only when the
projector is set for front projection (it is enabled by default).
■
Operation Lock
Lets you disable all of the buttons on the projector except the
P Power button. See page 55 for more information.
■
Pointer Shape
Lets you choose from three alternative pointer shapes. See page 32
for more information.
Fine-Tuning the Projector 49
■
Brightness Control
Lets you select from two levels of brightness. The Low setting
reduces power consumption and noise, and extends the lamp’s
operating life.
■
note
Volume
Raises or lowers the volume of the projector’s speaker.
You can also adjust the
volume using the remote
control.
Using the Projector Security Features
To prevent unauthorized use of the projector, you can do the
following:
note
It’s a good idea to write
down your password.
If you leave the projector
plugged in, the Password
Protect Release screen will
not appear. You only need a
password if you unplug and
reconnect the power cable.
Network Protect is not
available for the
1700c/1710c projector.
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■
Assign a password; this can be disabled for a set period if you want
to loan the projector to someone.
■
Create an identifying user logo that is displayed at startup and/or
when the A/V Mute button is pressed. See page 53.
■
Disable the projector’s buttons; this is useful, for example, if
you’re projecting in a classroom and you want to ensure that no
one touches the projector’s buttons while you’re using the remote
control. See page 55.
If you create a user’s logo for the projector, you can set up the logo so
it is displayed as the startup screen and/or AV/Mute screen.
Unauthorized users cannot turn it off or change it. This feature is
intended to discourage theft and provides a way to identify the
projector should it be stolen.
Enabling Password Protection
To prevent unauthorized use, you can assign the projector a password.
If you do, a screen will appear requesting the password whenever the
projector is plugged in and turned on. If an incorrect password is
entered three times in succession, the projector’s operation is locked
and the power cord must be disconnected and reinserted to redisplay
the password screen. If an incorrect password is entered thirty times in
succession, the user must contact Epson to unlock the projector.
Fine-Tuning the Projector
The default setting for the Password Protect function is Off. Follow
these steps to turn password protection on:
1. Press the Freeze button on the remote control for about five
seconds.
You see this screen:
caution
2. Use the
pointer button to set Power On Protect to On. Then
press Enter.
3. Press Esc.
If you lose the remote
control, you will not be able
to enter the password. Keep
the remote control in a safe
place at all times.
4. Select Password and press Enter.
5. When you see a message asking if you want to change the
password, select Yes and press Enter.
6. Hold down the Num button on the remote control and use the
numeric keypad to enter a four digit password. (The default
setting is 0000.)
7. When you see a confirmation message, reenter the password.
Then press the Menu button to exit the screen.
8. Press the Num button on the remote control to deactivate the
numeric keypad.
9. If you want to disable the password temporarily, select Timer and
press Enter. Then hold down the Num button while you use the
numeric keypad to enter the number of hours (from 0 to 9999)
that you want the password feature disabled. If you want the
projector to request the password every time it is turned on, set
the timer to 0H.
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The countdown for the elapsed time begins as soon as you close
the Password Protect menu. (You can check the elapsed time in
this menu next to Time elapsed.)
10. To enable your screen logo, select User’s Logo Protect and press
Enter. Select On and press Enter.
When this feature is on, the logo appears whenever you turn on
the projector (if the Startup Screen is enabled in the Extended
menu; see page 53). It also appears when you press the A/V Mute
button (if you selected the Logo for the A/V Mute setting under
Display in the Extended menu). None of the User’s Logo features
in the Extended menu can be changed when the User’s Logo
Protect function is enabled.
Starting the Projector with a Password
When the password function is enabled, you see this screen when you
plug in and turn on the projector:
Hold down the Num button on the remote control and use the
numeric keypad to enter the four digit password.
The password screen closes, the numeric keypad is automatically
deactivated, and projection begins.
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If the password is not correct, you see a message prompting you to
re-enter the password. If you enter an incorrect password three times
in succession, you see the message The projector’s operation will be
locked. Request code xxxxx and the projector switches to standby
mode for approximately 5 minutes. Write down the request code.
Then disconnect the projector’s power cord from the electrical outlet,
reconnect it, and turn the projector back on.
When you see the Password Protect Release screen again, you can try
to enter the correct password.
If you enter an incorrect password 30 times in succession, the
projector remains locked and you must contact Epson to unlock it.
If you have forgotten the password, contact Epson with the request
code number that appears in the Password Protect Release screen for
assistance. See “Where To Get Help” on page 76.
Creating Your Own Startup Screen
You can transfer any image from your computer or video source to the
projector and then use it as your startup screen. You can also use it as
the screen displayed when the projector is not receiving a signal or
when you press the A/V Mute button. The image can be a company
logo, slogan, photograph, or any other image you want to use.
Capturing the Image
Start by displaying the image you want to use from either a computer
or video source, such as a DVD player. Then follow these steps to
capture the image and transfer it to the projector:
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control, highlight the
Extended menu, and press Enter.
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2. Highlight User’s Logo and press Enter.
3. When you see a message asking Choose this image as the
user’s logo?, select Yes and press Enter. A selection box displays
over the image.
4. Use the
pointer button to select the area of the image you
want to use. Then press Enter.
5. When you see the message Select this Image?, highlight Yes
and press Enter.
6. Use the arrow buttons to select a zoom rate (display size) and press
Enter.
7. When the message Save this image as the user’s logo?
appears, select Yes and press Enter. Saving the logo may take a
few moments. Do not use your projector, remote control, or
video source while the logo is being saved.
8. When you see the message Completed, press Esc to return to the
menu screen.
Choosing When to Display the Image
After your image is saved, it is automatically set as the startup screen.
You can also set it to display as the screen you see when there’s no
signal or when you press the A/V Mute button (see page 28).
1. Press the Menu button, highlight the Extended menu, and press
Enter.
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2. Select Display and press Enter.
3. Highlight Display Background (for when there is no signal) or
A/V Mute, and press Enter.
4. Select Logo and press Enter.
5. When you’re finished, press Esc to exit.
Disabling the Projector’s Buttons
note
When you enable the Operation Lock function, you can lock all the
projector’s buttons, or all buttons except the Power button.
1. Press the Menu button, highlight the Settings menu, and press
Enter.
Press the Enter button on
the projector’s control panel
for 7 seconds to disable the
Operation Lock function.
2. Select Operation Lock and press the Enter button.
3. Select Full Lock (to lock all projector buttons) or Partial Lock (to
lock all buttons except the Power button) and press Enter.
4. Select Yes and press Enter to confirm the setting.
5. Press the Menu button to exit.
Customizing Power and Operation
You can use the Extended menu to customize the way the projector
displays images, enable quick startup, turn sleep mode on or off, and
customize other projector operations.
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■
Display
Use this setting to turn off the display of messages, change the
background color, enable logo display, or turn off the startup
screen display.
■
User’s Logo
Create a custom startup screen, as described on page 53.
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Projection
Select Front (to project from the front of a screen and right side
up), Front/Ceiling (when the projector is mounted upside-down
from the ceiling), Rear (to project from behind onto a
transparent screen), or Rear/Ceiling (to project from behind onto
a transparent screen when the projector is mounted upside-down
from the ceiling).
When you select one of the Ceiling projection methods, the
projector requires a 10-second cool-down after you turn it off.
You need to wait until you hear the projector beep before
unplugging it.
note
■
If Direct Power On is
enabled, the power cable is
connected, and a power
outage occurs, the projector
will start when the power is
restored.
Do not use the projector at
altitudes above 7500 ft
(2,286 m).
Operation
Enable Direct Power On if you want to have the projector start
when the power cable is connected (without pressing the Power
button). Enable Sleep Mode if you want to have the projector
turn off automatically if it is idle (and no signal is received) for 30
minutes or when the A/V Mute Slide is Closed. Enable High
Altitude Mode when you are using the projector above 4900 ft
(1500 m).
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Link 21L
Enable this setting if you want to be able to use the remote as a
mouse for a USB-connected computer.
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Language
Select from nine languages to be used for the projector menus.
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1
Maintaining the Projector
Y
our projector needs little maintenance. All you have to do is keep
the lens clean and periodically clean the air filter and vent. A clogged
air filter or vent can block ventilation needed to cool the projector.
warning
Before you clean any part of
the projector, turn it off and
unplug the power cord.
Never open any cover on the
projector, except the lamp
cover. Dangerous electrical
voltages in the projector can
injure you severely. Do not
try to service this product
yourself, except as specifically
explained in this User’s
Guide. Refer all other
servicing to qualified service
personnel.
The only parts you should replace are the lamp and air filter. If any
other part needs replacing, contact your dealer or a qualified servicer.
This chapter covers the following:
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Cleaning the lens
■
Cleaning the projector case
■
Cleaning the air filter and vent
■
Replacing the lamp and air filter
■
Transporting the projector
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Cleaning the Lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
To remove dirt or smears on the lens, use lens-cleaning tissue. If
necessary, moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and gently wipe the
lens.
Cleaning the Projector Case
caution
Do not use wax, alcohol,
benzene, paint thinner, or
other chemical detergents.
These can damage the case.
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Before you clean the case, turn off the projector and unplug the power
cord.
■
To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free
cloth.
■
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water
and a neutral detergent. Then wipe the case.
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Cleaning the Air Filter and Vent
Clean the air filter and air intake vent after every 100 hours of use. If
they are not cleaned periodically, they can become clogged with dust,
preventing proper ventilation. This can cause overheating and damage
the projector.
note
To order replacement air
filters, request part number
V13H13408. See page 11
for ordering information.
Follow these steps:
1. Turn off the projector. Wait for the Power light to stop flashing,
then unplug the power cord.
2. Turn the projector upside down.
3. To clean the intake vent and filter, use a small vacuum cleaner
designed for computers and other office equipment. If you don’t
have one, gently clean the vent with a soft brush (such as an
artist’s paintbrush).
4. If the dirt is difficult to remove or the filter is broken, replace the
filter as described on page 62. Contact your dealer or call Epson at
800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766) to obtain a new filter.
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Replacing the Lamp and Air Filter
note
When you get a replacement
lamp for your projector, you
should replace the filter.
The life span of the projection lamp is about 2000 hours if
Brightness Control in the Setting menu is set to High (default), and
3000 hours if Brightness Control is set to Low.
To check how long the lamp
has been in use, see page 69.
It is time to replace the lamp when:
■
The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
Turn off this product when
not in use to prolong the life
of the projector.
■
The message Replace the lamp appears on the screen when the
lamp comes on and the lamp warning light
flashes orange. To
maintain projector brightness and image quality, replace the lamp
as soon as possible.
■
The lamp warning light
flashes red (the lamp is burnt out).
Contact your dealer or call Epson at 800-GO-EPSON
(800-463-7766). Request part number V13H010L38.
Follow these steps to replace the lamp and air filter:
warning
Let the lamp cool fully
before replacing it.
1. Turn off the projector.
2. When the Power light stops flashing, unplug the power cord.
In the unlikely event that
the lamp has broken, small
glass fragments may be
present and should be
removed carefully to avoid
injury.
If the lamp is used after the
replacement period has
passed, the possibility that
the lamp may break
increases. When a lamp
replacement message
appears, replace the lamp
with a new one as soon as
possible, even if it is still
working.
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3. Let the projector cool for at least an hour (if it has been on). The
lamp is extremely hot immediately after use.
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4. Loosen the lamp cover screw (you don’t need to remove it). Then
slide the lamp cover to the side and lift it off of the projector.
5. Loosen the two screws holding the lamp in place (you can’t
remove them).
Loosen, but don’t
remove these screws
note
6. Hold the lamp as shown and pull it straight out.
The lamp(s) in this
product contain mercury.
Please consult your state and
local regulations regarding
disposal or recycling. Do not
put in the trash.
7. Gently insert the new lamp. (If it doesn’t fit easily, make sure it is
facing the right way.)
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8. Push down the corner marked PUSH until it snaps in.
9. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws.
10. Replace the lamp cover, then tighten its screw.
11. Turn the projector over.
12. Slide the air filter out and remove it.
13. Slide in the new air filter until it clicks in place.
14. Reset the lamp timer as described in the next section.
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Resetting the Lamp Timer
After you replace the lamp, you need to reset the lamp timer using the
projector’s menus.
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control or on the
projector’s control panel. You see the main menu.
2. Use the
pointer button on the remote control (or the arrow
buttons on the projector) to highlight Reset, then press Enter.
You see this screen:
3. Select Reset Lamp Hours and press Enter.
4. When you see the prompt, select Yes and press Enter.
5. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu to exit the Menu
system.
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Transporting the Projector
The projector contains many glass and precision parts. Follow these
guidelines to prevent damage:
note
■
When shipping the projector for repairs, use the original
packaging material if possible. If you do not have the original
packaging, use equivalent materials, placing plenty of cushioning
around the projector.
■
When transporting the projector a long distance, first place it in a
hard-shell shipping case, then pack it in a firm box with
cushioning around the case. (An optional case is available from
Epson; see page 11.)
■
Close the A/V Mute slide (lens cover) to protect the lens.
Epson shall not be liable for
any damages incurred
during transportation.
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1
Solving Problems
This chapter helps you solve problems with your projector, and tells
you how to contact technical support for problems you can’t solve
yourself. The following information is included:
■
Using the projector’s on-screen help system
■
What to do when the projector’s status lights flash
■
Solving projector operation problems
■
Solving problems with the image or sound
■
Solving problems with the remote control
■
Contacting technical support
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Using On-Screen Help
If the image doesn’t look right or your audio isn’t working, you can
get help by pressing the blue ? Help button on top of the projector or
on the remote control. The following choices are available:
■
”No Signal.” or no image appears on the screen
■
There is no sound
■
Select a different language
Follow these steps to get help:
1. Press the blue ? Help button on the remote control or on the
projector.
You see the Help Menu.
2. Use the
pointer button on the remote control or the
navigational buttons on the projector to highlight menu items.
3. Press the Enter button on the remote control or on the projector
to select the menu item.
4. To exit the help system, press the ? Help button.
If none of the suggestions solve your problem, see additional solutions
to problems in the following sections.
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Checking Projector Status
If your projector isn’t working correctly, first turn it off, wait for it to
cool (the Power light stops flashing orange), and unplug it. Then
plug the power cord back in and turn on the projector. If this doesn’t
solve the problem, check the lights on top of the projector.
What To Do When the Lights Flash
The lights on top of the projector indicate the projector’s status.
Power light
Temperature
light
Lamp light
Refer to the following table for a complete description of the
projector’s status lights:
Status lights
Light
Status
Description
Orange
The projector is in sleep or standby mode. You can unplug it or press the
P Power button to turn it on.
Flashing green
The projector is warming up. Wait for the image to appear.
Green
The projector is operating normally.
Flashing orange
The projector is cooling down. You can’t turn it back on (and you should
not unplug it) until the light stops flashing and remains orange.
Red
There is a problem with the projector. Check the other two lights and the
information on page 68 to diagnose the problem.
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Status lights (continued)
Light
Status
Description
Flashing red
There is a problem with the fan or temperature sensor. Stop using the
projector, disconnect the power cable, and contact Epson as described
on page 76.
Flashing orange
Rapid cooling is in progress. Although this is not an abnormal condition,
projection will stop automatically if the temperature rises higher. Make
sure there is plenty of space around and under the projector for
ventilation, and that the air filters and vents are clear.
Red
The projector is overheating, which turns the lamp off automatically.
Wait until the cooling fan stops, then unplug the power cord. Plug the
power cord back in and press the P Power button. Make sure the room
temperature is not above 95 °F (35 °C), and there is plenty of space
around and under the projector for ventilation.
The air filters may be clogged. Clean or replace them as described on
page 59.
If the projector continues to overheat after you clean the air filter, the
problem may be caused by damage to the cooling fan or temperature
sensor. Contact Epson for help as described on page 76.
Warning: Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do not
attempt to service this product yourself.
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Flashing orange
It’s time to replace the lamp. See page 60 for instructions. If you continue
to use the lamp after the replacement warning, there is an increased
possibility that the lamp may break.
Flashing red
The lamp may be burnt out. First make sure the lamp cover is securely
installed. If that’s not the problem, let the lamp cool, remove the lamp,
and replace it as described on page 60. If this does not resolve the
problem, contact Epson as described on page 76.
Flashing red
Power is cut off because of an internal problem. Unplug the power cord
and contact Epson for help, as described on page 76.
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Viewing Lamp Usage and Other Information
Use the Info menu to view information about the display settings of
your computer and the number of hours the lamp has been used.
Press the Menu button and highlight the Info menu.
You see the lamp usage hours and various input signal settings on the
right.
The life span of the lamp is about 2000 hours if the Brightness
Control setting in the Setting menu is set to High (default), and
3000 hours if the Brightness Control setting is set to Low. Make
sure you have a spare lamp handy if the usage hours on this menu
are close to the life span of your lamp.
note
The information displayed
depends on the input signal
currently selected.
Solving Projector Operation Problems
The power doesn’t turn on.
■
If the projector doesn’t turn on when you press the P Power
button, make sure the power cable is connected to the projector
and plugged into a working electrical outlet.
■
The power cable may be defective. Disconnect the cable from the
outlet and contact Epson as described on page 76.
■
Check to see if the A/V Mute Slide is closed.
The buttons on the projector don’t work.
If the Operation Lock function has been enabled, you can’t use the
buttons on the projector. Try using the remote control instead. See
page 55 for information about the Operation Lock function.
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Solving Problems with the Image
or Sound
No image appears on the screen.
■
Check that the Power light is green, not flashing.
■
The projector may be in standby or sleep mode. If the Power
light is orange, press the P Power button to turn the projector
on.
■
If the power was switched off and then on again, the projector
may be cooling down. Wait until the Power light stops flashing
and remains orange; then press the P Power button again.
■
Press the A/V Mute button on the remote control to make sure
the picture has not been turned off temporarily.
■
Open the A/V Mute Slide, if it is closed.
■
The attached computer may be in sleep mode or displaying a
black screen saver. Try pressing a key on the computer.
■
If you are projecting from a DVD player or other video source,
make sure you turn it on and press its Play button.
You’ve connected a computer and see a blue screen with the
message No Signal displayed.
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■
Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described on
page 34.
■
Try restarting your computer.
■
If you’ve connected a computer and one or more video sources,
you may need to press the Source Search button on the
projector or one of the source buttons on the remote control to
select the correct source. Allow a few seconds for the projector to
sync up after pressing the button.
If you’re using a PC notebook:
■
Hold down the Fn key on the keyboard and press the function
key that lets you display on an external monitor. It may have an
icon such as
, or it may be labelled CRT/LCD. Allow a few
seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your
notebook’s manual or online help for details.
On most systems, the
key lets you toggle between the LCD
screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time.
■
Depending on your computer’s video card, you might need to use
the Display utility in the Control Panel to make sure that both the
LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. See your
computer’s documentation or online help for details.
If you’re using Mac OS X:
1. Open System Preferences.
2. Click Displays.
3. Click Detect Displays.
4. Make sure the VGA Display or Color LCD dialog box is selected.
5. Click the Arrangement or Arrange tab.
6. Make sure the Mirror Displays checkbox is selected.
The message Not Supported is displayed.
■
Make sure the correct input signal is selected in the Signal menu
(see page 47).
■
Make sure your computer’s resolution doesn’t exceed UXGA
(1600 × 1200) and the frequency or refresh rate is supported by
the projector (see page 83). If necessary, change your computer’s
resolution setting as described below.
Only part of the computer image is displayed.
■
Press the Auto button on the remote control.
■
Make sure the image Position setting is correct in the Signal
menu. See page 48 for more information.
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■
Press the Resize button on the remote control.
■
Press the Esc button on the remote control to cancel the E-Zoom
function.
■
Make sure your computer’s resolution setting is correct. Ideally, it
should be 1024 × 768 to match the projector’s native resolution.
If this option isn’t available, select one of the other compatible
video formats listed on page 83.
■
■
Windows:
Right-click the desktop, select Properties, click the Settings
tab, and select a different resolution.
■
Mac OS X:
Open System Preferences, click Displays, and select a
different resolution.
You also may need to modify existing presentation files if you
created them for a different resolution. See your software
documentation for specific information.
The image isn’t square, but keystone-shaped.
■
If the top or bottom of the image is broader, press the
button on the projector until the image is square.
or
■
If the projector is angled toward the screen from the left or right,
the image will be broader on one side. Center the projector in
front of the middle of the screen, facing the screen squarely.
■
Enable the Auto Keystone feature to automatically fix the shape.
See page 49.
The image contains static or noise.
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■
If you’re using a computer cable longer than 6 feet, or an
extension cable, the image quality may be reduced.
■
Keep your computer and video cables away from the power cord
as much as possible to prevent interference.
■
The video signal may be split between the computer and the
projector. If you notice a decline in the projected image quality
when the image is displayed simultaneously on your notebook
computer and the projector, turn off the notebook’s LCD display.
■
Make sure the correct input signal is selected in the Signal menu
(see page 49).
The image is blurry.
■
There may be dirt or smears on the lens. Clean the lens as
described on page 58.
■
Adjust the focus using the focus ring (see page 21).
■
Make sure the lens is not fogged by condensation. You may need
to wait before using the projector after moving it from a cold
environment to a warm environment.
■
Adjust the Sharpness setting on the Image menu (see page 47).
When you change video settings, you should be able to see the
effect on the screen immediately. If you’re projecting from a
computer, you may also need to adjust the tracking and sync as
described in the next section. If you don’t like the new settings,
you can always select Reset to return to the factory default
settings.
You see vertical bands or the image still looks blurry after
trying the solutions in the previous section.
■
If you’re projecting from a computer and displaying an image that
contains a lot of fine detail, you may notice vertical bands or some
of the characters may look heavy or blurred. Press the Auto
button on the remote control to reset the projector’s tracking and
sync settings.
■
If further adjustment is needed, you can fine-tune the Tracking
and Sync settings manually using the Signal menu, as described
on page 48.
1. Fill the screen with an image containing fine detail, such as a
pattern to appear as your desktop background, or try
projecting black text on a white background.
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2. Adjust the Tracking to eliminate vertical bands.
3. Adjust the Sync setting to increase the image sharpness.
The image is too light or dark, or colors are incorrect.
note
Because of the different
technologies used, your
projected image may not
exactly match the colors on
your notebook or computer
monitor.
■
If you’re displaying a computer image, use the Color Mode
option in the projector’s Image menu to adjust the color (see
page 46).
■
If you’re displaying video, adjust the Color Adjustment and
Color Mode settings on the Image menu. You can also try
adjusting the Color Saturation, ABS Color Temp, and Tint
settings on the Image menu.
■
Try adjusting the Brightness and Contrast settings on the Image
menu.
■
Check your computer display settings to correct the color balance.
■
The projector’s lamp may need to be replaced. See page 60 for
instructions.
There is no sound, or the sound is not loud enough.
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■
Press the
button on the projector or remote control to increase
the volume.
■
Make sure A/V Mute is not enabled. (The A/V Mute button may
have been pressed.)
■
Make sure the A/V Mute Slide is open.
■
Try adjusting the Volume setting in the Setting menu (see
page 50).
■
If you’re using a VCR or other video source, make sure the
volume is not turned all the way down or muted. Also, make sure
the cables are connected correctly, as described on page 40.
■
If your presentation includes computer audio, make sure the
volume control on your computer is not turned all the way down
or muted. If you’re using the audio cable, make sure it is securely
connected to both the projector and your computer’s
headphone jack or
audio out jack.
■
Make sure the Windows volume controls on your computer are
not turned all the way down or set to Mute. You may be able to
check this by clicking the volume control in your Windows
system tray (lower right corner of the screen).
■
Make sure the Mac volume controls are not turned all the way
down. You may be able to adjust the volume from your menu bar
(top right corner of the screen) or via the volume control function
keys.
Solving Problems with the Remote
Control
The projector doesn’t respond to remote control commands.
■
The remote control’s batteries may not be installed correctly or
may be low on power. To change the batteries, see page 26.
■
Make sure you are within about 20 feet (6 meters) of the projector
and within range of the projector’s front or back sensor
(approximately 30° to the left or right and 15° above or below).
■
Dim the room lights and turn off any fluorescent lights. Make
sure the projector is not in direct sunlight. Strong lighting,
especially fluorescent lights, may affect the projector’s infrared
receivers. Also, turn off any nearby equipment that emits infrared
energy, such as a radiant room heater.
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■
If any buttons are held for longer than 30 seconds, the remote
enters sleep mode. Release any button that is held to wake the
remote.
Where To Get Help
Epson provides these technical support services:
Internet Support
Visit Epson’s support website at http://support.epson.com and select
your product for solutions to common problems. You can download
utilities and documentation, get FAQs and troubleshooting advice, or
e-mail Epson with your questions.
Visit http://www.presentersonline.com to access tips, templates, and
training for developing successful presentations.
Speak to a Support Representative
To use the Epson PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661
and enter the PIN on the included Epson PrivateLine Support card.
This is the fastest way of speaking to a live representative, and it’s free.
This service is available 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through
Friday, for the duration of your warranty period.
You may also speak with a projector support specialist by dialing one
of these numbers:
■
U.S.: (562) 276-4394, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday.
■
Canada: (905) 709-3839, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday.
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Before you call for support, please have the following information
ready:
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Product name (Epson PowerLite 1700c/1710c)
■
Product serial number (located on the projector)
■
Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
■
Computer or video configuration
■
Description of the problem
Purchase Supplies and Accessories
You can purchase screens, carrying cases, or other accessories from an
Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call
800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
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A
Projector Installation
T
his appendix provides guidelines on installing the projector in a
permanent location, such as a theater or conference room.
The projector can be installed for four different viewing setups: front
projection, ceiling projection, rear projection onto a semi-transparent
screen, or rear/ceiling projection, as shown:
Front projection
Ceiling
Rear projection
Rear/ceiling projection
To project from overhead, you’ll need the optional ceiling mounting
hardware; see page 11 for ordering information. You’ll also need to
select Front/Ceiling or Rear/Ceiling as the Projection option in the
projector’s Extended menu to flip the image upside-down. To project
from the rear, onto a semi-transparent screen, select Rear or
Rear/Ceiling (see page 56).
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If you’re mounting the projector on the ceiling and you place it above
screen level, you’ll have to tilt the projector down to position the
image on the screen. This causes the image to lose its square shape.
You can correct the distortion using the Keystone function in the
projector’s menu system (see page 49).
If you place the projector so that the base of the lens is level with the
bottom of the screen, the image should be square and you won’t have
to adjust it. If you place the lens lower than the bottom of the screen,
you’ll have to tilt the projector upward if you want to fill the whole
screen with the image.
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Projector Installation
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Technical Specifications
General
Type of display
Epson poly-silicon TFT active matrix
Resolution
(native format)
1024 × 768 pixels (XGA)
Color reproduction
16.8 million colors
Brightness
1700c
2200 lumens (High Brightness mode)
1700 lumens (Low Brightness mode)
1710c
2700 lumens (High Brightness mode)
2100 lumens (Low Brightness mode)
Contrast ratio
400:1
Image size
30 to 300 inches
Projection distance
3.2 to 39.7 feet (1.0 to 12.1 meters)
Projection methods
Front, rear, upside-down (ceiling mount)
Internal sound system
1 W monaural
Optical aspect ratio
4:3 (horizontal:vertical)
Zoom ratio
1:1.2
Noise level
35 dB in Low Brightness mode, 40 dB in
High Brightness mode
Keystone correction
Automatic (manual adjustment capability
vertical keystone correction)
±30°
Mouse compatibility
Supports USB (type B)
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Projection Lamp
Type
UHE (Ultra High Efficiency)
Power consumption
170 W
Lamp life
Approx. 2000 hours (High Brightness
mode)
Approx. 3000 hours (Low Brightness mode)
Part number
V13H010L38
Remote Control
Range
20 feet (6 meters)
Batteries (2)
Alkaline AAA
Dimensions
Height
2.7 inches (68 mm), feet retracted
Width
10.7 inches (273 mm)
Depth
7.6 inches (193 mm)
Weight
3.5 lb (1.6 kg)
Electrical
Rated frequency
50/60 Hz AC
Power supply
100 to 120 VAC, 2.7 A
200 to 240 VAC, 1.2 A
Power consumption
Operating:
100 to 120 VAC, 244 W
200 to 240 VAC, 228 W
Standby:
100 to 120 VAC, 3.8 W
200 to 240 VAC, 5.1 W
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Technical Specifications
Environmental
Temperature
Humidity
(non-condensing)
Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
Storage: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C)
Operating: 20 to 80% RH
Storage: 10 to 90% RH
Operating altitude
0 to 7,500 ft (0 to 2,286 m)
Safety
United States
FCC 47CFR Part 15B Class B (DoC)
UL60950 Third Edition
Canada
ICES-003 Class B
CSA C22.2 No. 60950
CE Marking
Directive 73/23/EEC
Directive 89/336/EEC
IEC 60950 Third Edition
EN 55022, EN 55024
Pixelworks™ DNX™ ICs are used in this projector.
Compatible Video Formats
The projector supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM international video
standards, as well as the monitor display formats listed below.
To project images output from a computer, the computer’s video card
must be set at a refresh rate (vertical frequency) that’s compatible with
the projector. Some images are automatically resized to display in the
projector’s “native” format (XGA). The frequencies of some
computers may not allow images to display correctly; see your
computer’s documentation for details.
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
VGA EGA
70
640 × 350*
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Technical Specifications
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
VGA—60
VESA—72
VESA—75
VESA—85
60
72
75
85
640 × 480*
640 × 480*
640 × 480*
640 × 480*
SVGA—56
SVGA—60
SVGA—72
SVGA—75
SVGA—85
56
60
72
75
85
800 × 600*
800 × 600*
800 × 600*
800 × 600*
800 × 600*
XGA—60
XGA—70
XGA—75
XGA—85
60
70
75
85
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
SXGA1—70
SXGA1—75
SXGA1—85
70
75
85
1152 × 864*
1152 × 864*
1152 × 864*
SXGA2—60
SXGA2—75
SXGA2—85
SXGA+60
SXGA+75
SXGA+85
60
75
85
60
75
85
1280 × 960*
1280 × 960*
1280 × 960*
1400 × 1050*
1400 × 1050*
1400 × 1050*
SXGA3—60
SXGA3—75
SXGA3—85
60
75
85
1280 × 1024*
1280 × 1024*
1280 × 1024*
UXGA—60
60
1600 × 1200*
iMAC VGA
iMAC SVGA
iMAC XGA
MAC13
MAC16
MAC19
MAC19-60
MAC21
117
95
75
67
75
75
59
75
640 × 480*
800 × 600*
1024 × 768
640 × 480*
832 × 624*
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1152 × 870*
NTSC
NTSC 4:43
PAL
N-PAL
M-PAL
PAL—60
SECAM
60
60
50
50
60
60
50
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
HDTV (720p)
HDTV (720p)
HDTV (1080i)
HDTV (1080i)
60
50
60
50
—
—
—
—
TV480i
TV480i
SDTV (480p)
SDTV (480p)
60
50
60
50
—
—
—
—
*The
image is resized using Epson’s SizeWise™ Technology.
Technical Specifications 85
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Notices
This appendix includes safety instructions and other important information
about your Epson PowerLite projector.
Important Safety Instructions
Follow these safety instructions when setting up and using the projector:
■
Do not place the projector on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
■
Do not use the projector near water or sources of heat.
■
Use the type of power source indicated on the projector. If you are not
sure of the power available, consult your dealer or power company.
■
Place the projector near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily
unplugged.
■
Do not hold the plug with wet hands.
■
Take the following precautions for the plug. Failure to comply with
these precautions could result in sparks or fire: Do not insert the plug
into an outlet with dust present. Insert the plug firmly into the outlet.
■
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience
receptacles. This can cause fire or electric shock.
■
Do not place the projector where the cord can be walked on. This may
result in fraying or damage to the plug.
■
Unplug the projector from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use a damp
cloth for cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
■
Do not block the slots and openings in the projector case. They provide
ventilation and prevent the projector from overheating. Do not operate
the projector on a sofa, rug, or other soft surface, or in a closed-in
cabinet unless proper ventilation is provided.
■
Never push objects of any kind through the cabinet slots. Never spill
liquid of any kind into the projector.
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■
Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to
service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.
Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages and
other hazards.
■
Unplug the projector from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions: When the power cord
or plug is damaged or frayed. If liquid has been spilled into the
projector, or if it has been exposed to rain or water. If it does not operate
normally when you follow the operating instructions, or if it exhibits a
distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service. If it has
been dropped or the housing has been damaged.
■
The lamp(s) in this product contain mercury. Please consult your
state and local regulations regarding disposal or recycling. Do not put in
the trash.
■
Unplug the projector during lightning storms or when it will not be used
for extended periods.
■
Do not place the projector and/or remote control on top of
heat-producing equipment or in a hot location.
■
If you use the projector in a country other than where you purchased it,
use the correct power cord for that country.
■
Do not stand on the projector or place heavy objects on it.
■
Do not use the projector outside of the required temperature range of 41
to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C). Doing so may cause an unstable display and could
lead to projector damage.
■
Do not store the projector outside of the required temperature range of
14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C) or in direct sunlight for long periods of
time. Doing so may cause damage to the case.
WARNING: The cords included with this product contain chemicals,
including lead, known to the State of California to cause birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. (Provided in accordance
with Proposition 65 in Cal. Health & Safety Code §25249.5 et seq.)
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Notices
Remote Control Information
You can operate the projector by remote control via a line-of-sight infrared
(IR) receiver at the front and rear of the projector. The projector may not
respond to remote control commands under the following conditions:
■
There is an object between the remote control IR emitter and the IR
receiver on the projector.
■
Ambient light is too bright.
■
Certain types of fluorescent lighting are used.
■
A strong light source shines into the IR receiver.
■
Other equipment that emits infrared energy, such as a radiant room
heater, is in the room.
These conditions commonly cause problems for most infrared-controlled
equipment. Try the following:
■
The remote control’s batteries may be low on power; replace them.
■
Dim the ambient lighting and/or turn off any fluorescent lights.
■
Close any window coverings and/or move the projector out of direct
sunlight.
■
Turn off other equipment that emits infrared energy.
Notices 89
Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15, Class B Personal Computers and
Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B
Personal Computers
We:
Located at:
Epson America, Inc.
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
MS: 3-13
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
Telephone:
(562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies
with 47CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device. Each
product marketed, is identical to the representative unit tested and found to
be compliant with the standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the
equipment being produced can be expected to be within the variation
accepted, due to quantity production and testing on a statistical basis as
required by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
Epson
Type of Product: Projector
Model:
EMP-1700/1710
Marketing Name: PowerLite 1700c/1710c
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Notices
FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this
equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause
interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this
equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded
equipment interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than
one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
Notices 91
Warranty
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty
Basic Two-Year Warranty and 90-Day Lamp Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“Epson”) warrants to the original
retail purchaser of the Epson product enclosed with this limited warranty
statement that the product, if purchased new and operated in the United
States or Canada, will be free from defects in workmanship and materials for
a period of two (2) years from the date of original purchase (except that the
warranty period is 90 days for projector lamps). For warranty service, you
must provide proof of the date of original purchase.
What Epson Will Do To Correct Problems: If your product requires service,
Epson will ask you to bring the product securely packaged in its original
container or equivalent, along with proof of the date of original purchase, to
your Epson Dealer or Epson Customer Care Center as instructed by Epson.
Epson will, at its option, repair or replace the defective unit, without charge
for parts or labor. When warranty service involves the exchange of the
product or of a part, the item replaced becomes Epson property. The
exchanged product or part may be new or previously refurbished to the
Epson standard of quality, and at Epson’s option, the replacement may be
another model of like kind and quality. Epson’s liability for replacement of
the covered product will not exceed the original retail selling price of the
covered product. Exchange or replacement products or parts assume the
remaining warranty period of the product covered by this limited warranty.
However, each replacement lamp carries the limited 90-day warranty stated
above.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty does not apply to
refurbished or reconditioned products. This warranty covers only normal use
of the product. 24-hour-per-day or other excessive continual use causes strain
and is not considered normal use. This warranty does not cover consumables
(e.g., fuses), other than lamps. This warranty is not transferable. Epson is not
responsible for warranty service should the Epson label or logo or the rating
label or serial number be removed. Epson is not responsible for warranty
service should the product fail to be properly maintained or fail to function
properly as a result of misuse, abuse, improper installation, neglect, improper
shipping, damage caused by disasters such as fire, flood, and lightning,
improper electrical current, software problems, interaction with non-Epson
products, or service other than by an Epson Authorized Servicer. Postage,
insurance, or shipping costs incurred in presenting your Epson product for
carry-in warranty service are your responsibility. If a claimed defect cannot be
identified or reproduced in service, you will be held responsible for costs
incurred.
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Notices
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS
APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE
LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE.
UNLESS STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENTS OR
REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR FIRM
ARE VOID. IN THE EVENT THE REMEDIES ABOVE FAIL, EPSON'S
ENTIRE LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO A REFUND OF THE
PRICE PAID FOR THE EPSON PRODUCT COVERED BY THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS WRITTEN
WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS
AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE,
OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR
INABILITY TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER
RESULTING FROM BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER
LEGAL THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts and some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions
may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights, which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
To find the Epson Authorized Reseller nearest you, visit our website at:
www.epson.com.
To find the Epson Customer Care Center nearest you, visit
http://support.epson.com.
You can also call the Epson ConnectionSM at (800) 637-7661 + PIN or (562)
276-4394 in the U.S. and (905) 709-3839 in Canada or write to:
Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box 93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-3012.
Notices 93
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Index
A
A/V Mute, 28, 54, 70
Accessories, 11
Adapter, audio, 10, 41
Air filter
cleaning, 59
ordering, 11
replacing, 60 to 62
Altitude, 56, 83
Anti-theft device, 11, 15
Aspect ratio, 81
Audio
adapter, 10, 41
controlling volume, 29
problems, troubleshooting, 74 to 75
turning off (using A/V Mute), 28
Auto button, 23
Auto Setup setting, 48
B
Bands, vertical, 73
Blackboard color mode, 30, 47
Blackboard, projecting on, 30
Blank screen, 18 to 19
Blurry image, 73
Brightness, 81
Brightness setting, 47
C
Cables
illustrations, 10
mouse, 35
ordering, 11
remote control cable set, 11
S-video, 11, 38
VGA-to-component, 34
Capturing image, 53 to 54
Carrying case, 10, 11, 64
Ceiling mount, 11, 79 to 80
Cleaning
air filter, 59
lens, 58
projector case, 58
Color
correcting, 30
problems, 74
saturation, 47
settings, 46 to 47
temperature, 47
Color Mode setting, 46
Component video cable, 11, 36
Composite (RCA) video cable, 36 to 37
Computer
connecting to, 34 to 36
correcting images, 23
selecting source, 17
Connecting projector
to a computer, 34 to 36
to video equipment, 36 to 40
Contrast setting, 47
Customized color mode, 30, 47
D
Declaration of Conformity, 90
Default settings, restoring, 45
Direct Power On, 24
Distance from projector to screen, 14, 81
Documentation, 8
DVD player, connecting, 36 to 40
E
Electrical specifications, 82
Environmental specifications, 83
Epson
accessories, 11
presentation tips, 9
PrivateLine Support, 8
technical support, 8, 76 to 77
E-Zoom button, 29
F
L
FCC compliance statement, 91
Filter, see Air filter
Focusing image, 21
Freeze button, 28
Lamp
number of hours used, 69
ordering, 11
replacing, 60 to 63
specifications, 82
status light, 67 to 68
Lamp timer, resetting, 63
Language setting, 56, 66
Laptop computer
connecting to, 34 to 35
display problems, 18 to 19, 70 to 71
selecting source, 17, 27
Lens, cleaning, 58
Lights, status, 67 to 68
Logo, saving on projector, 53 to 55
G
Game color mode, 30, 46
H
HDTV images, video formats, 85
Height of image, adjusting, 20
Help, 76 to 77
Help system, using, 66
Help, Epson, 8
High altitude, 56, 83
I
Image
adjusting, 20 to 23, 46 to 47
blurry, 73
capturing and saving in projector, 53 to 54
correcting shape, 21 to 22, 49, 72
fitting on screen, 48, 71 to 72
height, adjusting, 20
problems with, 70 to 74
projecting on chalkboard, 30
raising, 20
selecting source, 17, 27, 37 to 40
size and projection distance, 14, 81
turning off (using A/V Mute), 28
zooming, 21, 29
Image menu, 46 to 48
Info menu, 69
Input signal, selecting, 17, 27, 37 to 40
Installing projector, 79 to 80
K
Kensington anti-theft device, 11, 15
Keystone correction, 21 to 22, 49, 72, 81
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M
Mac
display problems, 71
resolution setting, 72
Manuals, 8
Menus
changing settings, 44 to 45
default settings, restoring, 45
Image, 46 to 48
Info, 69
Signal, 47 to 49
User’s Logo, 53 to 54
Mouse
compatibility, 81
connecting cable for remote, 35 to 36
using remote control as, 31
N
New Hardware Wizard, 17
No Signal message, 18, 70 to 71
Noise level, 81
Not Supported message, 71
Numeric keypad, using, 51
O
Operation Lock setting, 55
Optical aspect ratio, 81
Options for projector, 11
P
Password
protection, 50 to 53
request code, 53
Photo color mode, 30, 46
Picture source, selecting, 17, 27, 37 to 40
Picture, see Image
Pointer tool, using, 32
Positioning
image, 20
projector, 14 to 15, 79 to 80
Power
button, 17
specifications, 82
status light, 17, 67 to 68
Presentation color mode, 30, 46
Presentations
computer, 23, 34 to 36
room conditions, 14, 26
tips and training, 9
using the pointer tool, 32
video, 36 to 40
Presenters Online, 9
PrivateLine Support, 8
Problems
color, 74
image, 70 to 74
no signal, 18, 70 to 71
remote control, 75 to 76
sound, 74 to 75
using on-screen help, 66
Progressive format, 48
Projecting without screen, 30
Projection lamp, see Lamp
Projector
carrying case, 11, 64
cleaning, 58
connections, see Connecting projector
disabling buttons, 55
distance from screen, 14, 81
installing, 79 to 80
lamp specifications, 82
options, 11
password protection, 50 to 53
positioning, 14 to 15
resolution, 81
specifications, 81 to 83
transporting, 64
troubleshooting, 65 to 75
turning off, 23 to 24
turning on, 15 to 17
unpacking, 10
viewing information about, 69
R
Raising image, 20
Rear-screen projection, 56, 79 to 80
Registration, 9
Remote control
A/V Mute button, 28
as wireless mouse, 31
battery used, 82
connecting cable for mouse, 35 to 36
correcting color, 30
E-Zoom button, 29
Freeze button, 28
information, 89
numeric keypad, using, 51
pointer tool, using, 32
problems, 75 to 76, 89
range, 82
specifications, 82
switching sources, 27
troubleshooting, 75 to 76
Replacing lamp, 60 to 63
Request code, password, 53
Resetting lamp timer, 63
Resetting menu options, 45
Index 97
Resize image, 30
Resolution, 30, 71, 81
S
Safety
instructions, 87 to 88
specifications, 83
Saturation setting, 47
Screen
blank, 18 to 19
distance from projector, 14
ordering, 11
startup screen, creating, 53 to 54
Screen image, See Image
Security
Kensington lock, 11
password protection, 50 to 53
Sharpness setting, 47
Signal menu, 47 to 49
Sleep mode, 24
Sound
troubleshooting, 74, 75
Source
selecting, 17, 27, 38, 39
viewing, 69
Speaker, specifications, 81
Specifications
brightness, 81
dimensions, 82
electrical, 82
environmental, 83
general, 81
lamp, 82
remote control, 82
resolution, 81
safety, 83
Sports color mode, 30, 46
sRGB color mode, 30, 46
Startup screen
creating, 53 to 55
user’s logo, See User’s Logo
Status lights, 67 to 68
Support, see Technical support
S-video cable, 11, 38
98
Index
Switching picture source, 17, 27
Sync setting, 48
Synchronization, adjusting, 23, 73 to 74
T
Technical support, 8, 76 to 77
Temperature
requirements, 83
status light, 67 to 68
Temperature, color, 47
Theatre color mode, 30, 46
Tint setting, 47
Tracking, adjusting, 23, 73 to 74
Transporting projector, 64
Troubleshooting
blank screen, 18 to 19, 70 to 71
cut-off image, 71 to 72
distorted image, 21 to 22
image and sound problems, 70 to 75
no signal, 18, 70 to 71
projector problems, 65 to 75
remote control problems, 75 to 76
Turning off picture (using A/V Mute), 28
Turning off projector, 23 to 24
U
Unpacking projector, 10
USB cable, 10, 35
User’s Logo menu, 53 to 54
V
VCR, connecting, 36 to 40
Video
cables, 10, 11, 36
connecting video equipment, 36 to 40
display settings, viewing, 69
formats, supported, 83 to 85
selecting source, 17, 27, 37, 38
Video Signal setting, 49
Volume, controlling, 29
W
Warning lights, 67 to 68
Warranty, 9, 92 to 93
Windows
display problems, 71
resolution setting, 72
Wireless, mouse, 31, 35 to 36
Z
Zoom ratio, 81
Zooming image, 21, 29
Index 99
100
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