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EPSON PowerLite 8150i Multimedia Projector
EPSON
PowerLite
8150i
Administrator’s Manual
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EPSON PowerLite 8150i
Multimedia Projector
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EPSON PowerLite
8150i
Multimedia Projector
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Administrator’s Manual
CPD-11970
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EPSON PowerLite 8150i
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Multimedia Projector
Administrator’s
Manual
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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use with this EPSON product. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other
products.
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parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse,
or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the
U.S.) failure to strictly comply with SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION’s operating and maintenance instructions.
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options or any consumable products other than those designated as Original EPSON Products or EPSON
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General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of
their respective owners. EPSON disclaims any and all rights in those marks.
Copyright © 2001 by Epson America, Inc.
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Contents
Introduction
1Setting Up
the Projector
Using this Manual to Set Up the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Making the User’s Guide Available to Users . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Registration and Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Unpacking the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Additional Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Positioning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Computer and Monitor Cables . . . . .
Connecting the Mouse and Serial Cables . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Audio Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Other Computer Connections . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a Video Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting Composite (RCA) Video . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting S-Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting Component (BNC) Video . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a Network and Inserting the Memory Card
Preparing Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting the Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a USB Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Displaying
2and
Adjusting
the Image
Setting up
3EasyMP.net
4theFine-tuning
Projector
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Displaying an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Turning On the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Selecting the Image Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Adjusting the Image and Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Focusing and Zooming Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Adjusting the Height of Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Adjusting the Image Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Resizing the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Shutting Down the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Configuring the Projector to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Determining How Your Network is Set Up . . . . . . . . . 46
Configuring the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Testing the Network Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Giving Users Access to the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Identifying the Projector in the EMP Software . . . . . . 53
Giving the Projector Access to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Configuring a PC to Share Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Identifying the PC to the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Controlling the Projector from a PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Using EMP Link V . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Using a Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Using the Projector’s Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Repositioning the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Adjusting Image Appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Saving and Recalling Computer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Adjusting the Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Customizing the Highlighting Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Capturing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Capturing an Image on the Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . 75
Creating Your Own Startup Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Maintaining
5and
Transporting
the Projector
Solving
6Problems
Technical
7Specifications
Customizing Projector Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Advanced Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Lamp Usage and Other Information . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring the Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cleaning the Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Projector Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting the Lamp Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Batteries in the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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85
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88
89
90
What To Do When the Lights Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Solving Problems with the Image or Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Solving Problems with the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Solving Problems with EasyMP.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Telephone Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Projection Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mouse Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote IR Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supported Computers and Video Formats . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interface Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer Video Port Pin Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image Size and Projection Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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8Notices
Index
vi
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
FCC Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
End-User License Agreement for Microsoft Software . . . . . 119
Restrictions on Features When Viewing Microsoft Files . . 122
PowerPoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Microsoft Excel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Microsoft Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Rich Text Format (RTF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
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Introduction
Follow these guidelines when
reading this manual:
warnings
Warnings must be followed
carefully to avoid bodily
injury.
The EPSON
®
PowerLite® 8150i is a highly versatile presentation
tool. You can connect it to one or two computer sources and up to
three video sources and easily switch between them. In addition, the
projector’s EasyMP.net features let you transfer presentations directly
to the projector (over a network) and then deliver them without
having to connect a PC or laptop.
See the following pages to learn about:
cautions
Cautions must be observed to
avoid damaging your
equipment.
notes
Notes contain important
information and useful tips.
■
Using this manual to set up or install the projector
■
Making the user’s guide available to users
■
Your projector’s registration and warranty
■
Accessories and additional components
Introduction 7
Using this Manual to Set Up the
Projector
Depending on how you plan to use the projector, follow these
guidelines to set up or install it:
■
Connecting to a computer or video device
To connect to a computer or video device, follow the instructions
in Chapter 1 to position the projector and connect any required
cables. Then see Chapter 2 for instructions on turning on the
projector and adjusting the image.
Note that you don’t need to install any software to connect the
projector directly to a computer or video device.
■
Connecting to a network
To connect to a network and use the projector’s EasyMP.net
features, first make sure the projector is properly positioned as
described page 16, then turn to “Connecting to a Network and
Inserting the Memory Card” on page 31. After connecting the
projector, turn it on and adjust the image as described in
Chapter 2.
note
The EasyMP.net software is
designed to work only on
systems running Microsoft®
Windows.® See page 52.
Once the projector is connected and running, follow the
instructions in “Setting up EasyMP.net” on page 45 to finish
configuring the projector and give users full access to it over the
network.
■
Using the remote control
If you’re using EasyMP.net to deliver a presentation, you can
control your presentation and click through it using the remote
control; you don’t need to connect any special cables. (Be sure to
install batteries and turn on the remote control before using it; see
page 89.)
If you’re presenting from a laptop (and not using EasyMP.net),
you can also use the remote control to click through
slideshow-style presentations, but you’ll have to connect the
mouse cable to be able to use the remote control in place of your
computer’s mouse. See page 22 for instructions.
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Introduction
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Connecting a USB device
For more sophisticated presentations, you can connect a USB
device, such as a mouse or drawing tablet. This lets you draw
on-screen, makes notes, and highlight your presentation. See
page 34 for details.
■
Including sound in a presentation
If you’re installing the projector in a conference room, a sound
system is probably already in place. If no sound system is available
and your presentation includes sound, you can connect an audio
cable to use the projector’s built-in stereo speakers. For details, see
page 24 (for computers) or the section starting on page 27 for
video devices.
■
Controlling the projector settings from a computer
The projector’s settings can be accessed through a menu system
using the buttons on the control panel or the remote control (see
“Fine-tuning the Projector” on page 63). If the projector is
ceiling-mounted or set up for rear-screen projection, it may be
easier to access the settings from your computer. You can either
use a browser (if the projector is connected to the network) or the
EMP Link V software program. For details, see page 64.
Getting Help
If you experience a problem with the projector, check for help in one
of these places:
■
To replace the air filter or lamp, or for other maintenance advice,
turn to page 83.
■
For troubleshooting tips on setting up and using the projector,
turn to page 91.
If you still need help after checking these sources, you can use the
EPSON PrivateLine® Support service. Call (800) 637-7661 and enter
the PIN on the PrivateLine card in your Owner’s Kit. Or take
advantage of EPSON’s automated support services 24 hours a day. See
“Where To Get Help” on page 103 for more information.
Introduction 9
Making the User’s Guide Available to
Users
The PowerLite 8150i CD-ROM included in your Owner’s Kit
contains an electronic copy of this manual as well as the User’s Guide.
If your network includes a file server, you may wish to place a copy of
the User’s Guide on the server so it is available to anyone wanting to
learn more about using the projector. Or, after installing the EasyMP
software on each user’s system, you can place a copy of the User’s
Guide directly on the user’s hard drive.
Registration and Warranty
The PowerLite 8150i comes with a basic carry-in warranty as well as
an international warranty that let users project with confidence
anywhere in the world. For details, see the warranty brochures
included in your Owner’s Kit.
note
Registering is easy and ensures
that you’ll get a replacement
unit if you need one.
In addition, when you register the projector, EPSON provides you
with free Extra CareSM Road Service. In the unlikely event of an
equipment failure, you won’t have to wait for your unit to be repaired.
Instead, EPSON will ship you a replacement unit anywhere in the
United States or Canada via overnight delivery. See the brochure in
your Owner’s Kit for details.
To register, simply insert the PowerLite 8150i CD-ROM that came
with your projector and select Register Online. Registering also lets
you receive special updates on new accessories, products, and services.
You can register through the Internet, by e-mail or 800-number
modem connection, or by printing out the form and faxing or mailing
it to EPSON.
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Introduction
Unpacking the Projector
After unpacking the projector, make sure you have all the parts shown:
memory card
and adapter (16MB
CompactFlash)
remote control
projector
EPSON PowerLite 8150i CD-ROM
(registration and electronic manuals)
power cord
VGA
computer video cable
batteries
VGA-to-5BNC
computer video cable
EasyMP.net Software
CD-ROM
RCA video cable
PC SERIAL
3-mm audio cable
main cable
MAC MOUSE
MAC SERIAL
Mac® serial cable
SERIAL MOUSE
S E RI AL
MO
US
E
PS/2 MOUSE
PC serial cable
RCA audio cable
USB mouse cable
PS/2® mouse cable
Mac mouse cable
PC serial mouse cable
Save all packaging in case you need to ship the projector. Always use
the original packaging (or the equivalent) when you need to send the
projector to another location. (See page 90 for more information.)
Introduction 11
Additional Components
Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you may need
additional components:
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Introduction
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To receive an S-Video signal, you need an S-Video cable; one is
usually provided with your video device.
■
To receive a component video signal from a VCR or other video
device, you need a standard BNC cable with three connectors on
each end; the cable is usually provided with your device.
■
Some older PowerBooks® and Macintosh® desktop models may
need the Macintosh adapter set shown on page 20 (available from
EPSON; see page 14). Older iMac™ systems may need a special
adapter to provide a VGA output port; see your computer dealer.
■
To take advantage of the projector’s Digital Visual Interface, you
need a DVI cable, and your computer must be able to produce
video signals in DVI format (for details, see page 26). You can
purchase this cable from EPSON; see page 13.
Optional Accessories
To enhance your use of the projector, EPSON provides the following
optional accessories:
Product
Product number
Replacement lamp and air filter
ELPLP11
Short throw zoom lens
ELPLW01
Long throw zoom lens
ELPLL02
Extra long throw zoom lens
ELPLL03
Fixed short throw lens
ELPLR01
Ceiling mount
ELPMB31
Suspension adapter for ceiling mount
ELPMBAST
Kensington security lock
ELPSL01
Insta Theatre portable projection screens:
50-inch
60-inch
80-inch
ELPSC06
ELPSC07
ELPSC08
Wireless microphone and two satellite
speakers
ELPCUS1
Auxiliary audio system
ELPPAS1
Remote control receiver (plugs into
projector to extend range of remote control)
ELPST02
Remote control receiver kit (includes
standard receiver and clip-on receiver for
attachment directly to remote control)
ELPST04
Digital video cables:
DVI to DVI, 10 feet (3 meters)
DVI to DFP, 10 feet (3 meters)
VGA to 13W3 video cable (for connecting to
certain high-end workstations)
VGA computer cables:
HD15/HD15 (1.8 meters)
HD15/HD15 (3.0 meters)
ELPKC20
ELPKC21
ELPKC06
ELPKC02
ELPKC09
Introduction 13
Product
Product number
Macintosh adapter set (includes monitor
adapter and desktop adapter)
ELPAP01
Communication cable set
(for connecting a second computer; includes
a Mac adapter set so you can connect a
second Macintosh)
ELPKC04
You can purchase these accessories from your dealer, by calling
EPSON at (800) 873-7766, or by visiting www.epsonstore.com
(U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer
referral.
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Introduction
1
Setting Up the Projector
This chapter tells you how to position the projector and connect it to
external equipment, such as a computer or video source. To make full
use of the projector’s EasyMP.net features, you’ll need to connect it to
a network and install a memory card; you may also wish to connect a
USB drawing tablet or mouse to be able to draw or write on screen.
You’ll find instructions in this chapter for the following:
■
Positioning the projector
■
Connecting to a computer
■
Connecting to a video device
■
Connecting to a network
■
Inserting the memory card
■
Connecting a USB device
Setting Up the Projector 15
Positioning the Projector
The projector can be installed for three different viewing setups: front
projection, ceiling mounting, or rear projection onto a
semi-transparent screen, as shown:
front projection
caution
■
Don’t hold or lift the
projector by the lens, or you
may damage it.
■
Make sure there is plenty of
space for ventilation
around and under the
projector.
ceiling mounting
rear projection
To project from overhead, you’ll need to select Ceiling in the
projector’s Advanced menu. To project from the rear, select Rear
Proj. See “Setting Advanced Features” on page 79.
You can place the projector approximately 3.1 to 48 feet from the
screen when equipped with the standard lens. Use the figure below as
a guideline to help you determine the projector’s placement, or use the
formulas on page 112 for additional guidance.
43 ft
8 ft
4 ft
distance from screen
Keep in mind that the image size generally increases with distance, but
may vary depending on how you position the zoom ring and whether
you have adjusted the image size with other settings.
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Setting Up the Projector
When projecting from a table, the ideal arrangement is to set the
projector flat on its surface. This way, you can use the lens shift knob
(instead of raising the projector’s feet) to position the image on-screen.
This delivers the best-looking picture. (See chapter 2 for details.)
You won’t need to tilt the projector upward as long as you position it
so that its lens is at least as high as the bottom of the screen, but no
higher than the middle of the screen, as shown:
no higher than
middle of screen
ideal
range
no lower than
bottom of screen
If you have to raise the front of the projector, you can use the
projector’s keystone correction to eliminate distortion caused by
tilting the projector upward. But you’ll get a better picture if you can
leave the projector flat on the table and use the lens shift knob to
adjust the height of the image.
If you’re projecting from overhead, you can get the best-looking
picture by mounting the projector parallel to the ceiling, with its lens
at least as high as the middle of the screen, but no higher than the top
of the screen. Then use the lens shift knob to position the image
on-screen.
note
After positioning the
projector, you may want to
connect a Kensington
MicroSaver® anti-theft
device to the lock port on the
projector’s left side. You can
purchase this from EPSON;
see page 13.
Setting Up the Projector 17
Connecting to a Computer
note
If you have an iBook™ with
an RCA video-out port,
follow the instructions for
connecting to a video device
on page 28.
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Setting Up the Projector
Follow the instructions in this section to connect a PC or Macintosh
directly to the projector. (To access the projector over a network, see
page 31.) The connections you make depend on how you plan to use
the projector:
■
To project computer images, you need to connect a standard
VGA cable as described on page 19. You can also connect a
second computer using the projector’s BNC connectors as shown
on page 25.
■
If you’re presenting from a computer and want to use the remote
control as a wireless mouse (for example, to click through
slideshow presentations), you need to connect the mouse cable as
described on page 22. (If you’re presenting with EasyMP.net, no
special cable is needed.)
■
If the projector isn’t networked and you want to use the EMP
Link V software to control its settings from a computer, you need
to connect the serial cable (see page 22). (If the projector is
connected to the network, no special cable is required; see page 64
for details on setting up the software.)
■
To use the projector’s built-in sound system, you need to connect
an audio cable as described on page 24.
■
To connect to a high-end workstation or a computer that outputs
images in DVI format, see page 25.
Connecting the Computer and Monitor Cables
1. If you’ll be viewing images on a monitor as well as the projection
screen, connect the monitor cable to the projector’s Monitor Out
port, as shown.
note
If you’re connecting to an
older Macintosh, you may
need a Macintosh adapter set.
See page 20.
Computer 1
VGA port
VGA computer
video cable
monitor cable
Monitor Out
port
2. Connect one end of the VGA computer video cable to the
projector’s Computer 1 (VGA) port, and connect the other end
to your computer’s monitor port.
3. Make sure the Computer 1
switch is flipped to the right, as
shown. If necessary, use the tip
of a pen or a small screwdriver
to slide it over.
Computer 1
Computer 2 /Component Video
R/Cr/Pr
4. Tighten the screws on the
connectors.
Computer 1
switch
(slide to
right)
G/Y
B/Cb/Pb
H/C Sync
V Sync
Audio
Remote
Mouse/Com
S-Video
S-Audio/Audio2
Monitor Out
Video
L-Audio-R
Stack Out
Setting Up the Projector 19
Connecting to an Older Macintosh
If you’re connecting to a Macintosh and the computer and monitor
cables don’t fit properly, you may need to use a Macintosh adapter set.
You can purchase this set from EPSON; see page 14.
Refer to the drawing below to make the proper connections:
Macintosh
desktop
adapter
(if needed)
VGA computer
video cable
monitor cable
Macintosh monitor
adapter (if needed)
1. To use the desktop adapter, remove its cover as shown and set the
DIP switches according to the resolution you want to use, such as
16-inch mode. See your Macintosh documentation for
instructions.
2. Replace the cover and connect the adapter to one end of the
computer video cable. Then plug the cable (with the adapter) into
the monitor port on your Macintosh.
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Setting Up the Projector
3. To use the Macintosh monitor adapter, connect it to the monitor
cable, as shown below, and then plug it in to the projector’s
Monitor Out port.
Macintosh monitor
adapter (if needed)
4. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
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Connecting the Mouse and Serial Cables
You may need to connect the mouse or serial cable in the following
situations:
note
You cannot use the EMP
Link V software on a
Macintosh that doesn’t have
a serial port.
■
If you want to use the remote control in place of your computer’s
mouse, you need to connect the mouse cable as described below.
(When presenting with EasyMP.net instead of from a computer,
you don’t need to use the cable.)
■
If you want to use the EMP Link V software on a Macintosh, or
on a Windows PC that’s not connected to the network, you need
to connect the serial cable as described below.
1. Connect the round end of the main cable to the projector’s
Mouse/Com port, as shown.
mouse cable
PC serial cable
Mouse/Com port
main cable
2. To use the remote control as a wireless mouse, choose the correct
mouse cable for your system:
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Setting Up the Projector
■
PS/2 mouse
■
PC serial mouse
■
USB mouse
■
Mac mouse
3. Connect one end of the mouse cable to the MOUSE terminal on
the square end of the main cable.
4. Connect the other end of the mouse cable to the mouse port (or
USB port) on your computer.
5. To use the EMP Link V software, follow the steps below for your
system:
■
On a PC, connect one end of the PC serial cable to the
SERIAL terminal on the main cable.
Connect the other end of the serial cable to the serial port on
the back of your computer.
■
note
You won’t be able to make
this connection if your
computer has only one serial
port that is being used to
support a serial mouse. But
you can still use EMP Link V
if the projector and computer
are connected to your
network.
On a Macintosh, connect one end of the Mac serial cable to
the MAC SERIAL terminal on the main cable.
Connect the other end of the Mac serial cable to the
printer or
modem port on the back of your
Macintosh.
6. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
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Connecting the Audio Cable
To use the projector’s built-in speaker system, connect the 3.5-mm
audio cable between the speaker or audio out port on the computer’s
sound card and the projector’s Audio port.
Audio
port
audio cable
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Setting Up the Projector
Making Other Computer Connections
If you want to connect a second computer, a high-end workstation, or
a Digital Visual Interface (DVI) source, follow the instructions below.
Connecting to a Second Computer
Follow these steps to connect a computer to the Computer 2/
Component Video interface. (Use the VGA-to-5BNC cable as
shown.) Note that you won’t be able to use the BNC connectors for a
video device when a computer is connected to them.
1. Connect the VGA end of the cable to your computer’s video port.
2. Connect the five connectors at the other end of the cable to the
projector’s R (red), G (green), B (blue), H/C Sync (horizontal
sync), and V Sync (vertical sync) ports, as shown below.
Computer 1
Computer 2 /Component Video
BNC connectors
R/Cr/Pr
G/Y
B/Cb/Pb
H/C Sync
V Sync
Audio
Remote
Mouse/Com
audio
connectors
S-Video
S-Audio/Audio2
Monitor Out
Video
L-Audio-R
Stack Out
3. To display images properly, make sure the BNC parameter in the
projector’s Setting menu is set to RGB. See page 79.
4. If you want to hear computer-audio through the projector, you’ll
need an RCA-to-3.5 mm stereo cable (available for purchase from
your electronics store or video dealer). Insert the cable’s 3.5-mm
plug into your computer’s audio-out port. Then attach the RCA
connectors at the other end of the cable to the S-Audio and
Audio2 ports of the projector.
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Connecting to a High-End Workstation
Your PowerLite projector is capable of remapping input resolutions
up to 1600 × 1200 pixels. Since 1280 × 1024 pixels is the default
resolution for most leading workstations, your projector is ideal for
displaying workstation video output.
There is no standard for workstation video output. Workstations that
follow the SXGA standard and use the HD15 connector won’t need
an adapter cable or any special connection device. However, your
system may vary; contact your computer dealer if you need help
connecting your workstation.
Connecting to a DVI Source
note
You won’t be able to view
images on a separate monitor
when the DVI port is in use.
The projector’s Digital Visual Interface (DVI) receives pictures
directly from your computer in digital format. This lets the projector
display images of greater clarity than can be achieved using a standard
analog VGA connection.
To project images in digital video format, follow these steps:
1. Connect the computer’s DVI cable to the projector’s DVI port.
slide switch to left
Computer 1
DVI port
Computer 2 /Component Video
R/Cr/Pr
G/Y
B/Cb/Pb
H/C Sync
V Sync
Audio
Remote
Mouse/Com
S-Video
S-Audio/Audio2
Monitor Out
Video
L-Audio-R
Stack Out
2. Using the tip of a pen or a small screwdriver, slide the
Computer 1 interface switch to the left. (If you need to use the
projector’s VGA port again, be sure to slide the switch back to the
right.)
If you want to connect audio for this computer, plug the 3.5-mm
audio cable into the projector’s Audio port.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting to a Video Device
You can connect the projector to up to three video sources at the same
time:
■
For composite video, use the RCA video cable included with the
projector.
■
For S-Video, use the S-Video cable supplied with your video
device or obtain one from your electronics dealer.
■
For component video, use the BNC cable supplied with your
video device or obtain one from your electronics dealer. If a
component video device is connected, you won’t be able to use
the Computer 2 port to connect a second computer.
See the following pages for the type of video source you wish to
connect.
Setting Up the Projector 27
Connecting Composite (RCA) Video
Before starting, make sure the projector and your video device are
turned off.
1. Connect the yellow RCA plug on one end of the RCA video cable
to the projector’s Video port. Connect the other end of the cable
to the video-out port of your video source.
RCA audio cable
RCA video cable
2. To use the projector’s built-in speaker system, connect the RCA
audio cable to the left and right Audio ports of the projector
(insert the white plug into the L port and the red plug into the R
port). Connect the plugs at the other end of the cable to the audio
output ports of the video source.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting S-Video
If your video source has an S-Video jack, you can use it to project a
higher quality video image. However, you’ll need an S-Video cable,
which may be included with your video source, or can be purchased
separately.
Before starting, make sure the projector and your video source are
turned off.
1. For S-Video, insert one end of an S-Video cable into the
projector’s S-Video connector. Insert the other end into the
S-video port of your video source.
S-Video cable
S-Video
connector
2. To use the projector’s built-in speaker system, connect the RCA
audio cable to the S-Audio/Audio2 ports of the projector (insert
the white plug into the L port and the red plug into the R port).
Connect the plugs at the other end of the cable to the audio
output ports of the video source.
3. If you’re planning to use S-video for the picture-in-picture video
source, be sure to set the P in P menu option as described on
page 78.
Setting Up the Projector 29
Connecting Component (BNC) Video
If your video source has component (BNC) connectors, you can use
them to project a higher quality video image. Before starting, make
sure the projector and your video device are turned off.
1. Connect the three ends of a BNC cable into the projector’s R, G,
and B ports. (Don’t connect the cables to the projector’s H/C
Sync or VSync ports.)
Computer 2/
Component Video
connectors
BNC cable
2. Connect the red, green, and blue leads at the opposite end of the
cable to the corresponding connectors on your video source.
3. If the image doesn’t display properly, you may need to change the
BNC option in the projector’s Setting menu to YCbCr (see
page 79).
To use the projector’s built-in sound system, connect the RCA audio
cable to the S-Audio/Audio2 ports of the projector (insert the white
plug into the L port and the red plug into the R port). Connect the
plugs at the other end of the cable to the audio output ports of the
video source.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting to a Network and Inserting
the Memory Card
To use the projector’s EasyMP.net features, you have to connect the
projector to your network and insert a memory card as described
below. You’ll also need to configure the projector’s network settings
and perform other setup procedures as described in “Setting up
EasyMP.net” on page 45.
Preparing Your Network
To connect the PowerLite 8150i to a network, you must already have
in place an Ethernet network running Microsoft networking over
TCP/IP.
When setting up your network, you may wish to take into account
certain security measures. Since the projector can be accessed by
anyone on your network with a web browser, you may wish to limit
which systems have access to the projector, as well as which systems
the projector itself can be used to access. One way of doing this is to
place the projector on its own subnet, as shown below; this way, only
PCs on the projector’s subnet (for example, those located in the
meeting room) can access the projector directly.
projector subnet
(meeting room)
office subnet
server
You may also wish to consider setting up a wireless LAN. This is
helpful if users want to draw on screen but the projector is in a
hard-to-reach place, making it difficult to connect a mouse or drawing
tablet directly to the projector (see page 34). To draw on screen, users
can run the EMP Tablet software and draw using their laptop’s mouse
(or a drawing tablet connected to the laptop). The laptop running the
Setting Up the Projector 31
software needs to be on the network, but if it’s equipped with a
wireless Ethernet card, the user won’t have to worry about connecting
any cables.
Connecting to the Network
Once your network is set up, connect the projector to it using a
standard (Category 5 UTP) network cable. Plug the cable into the
RJ45 connector on the back of the projector as shown.
Inserting the Memory Card
Before sending presentations to the projector, you need to install a
memory card. You can use any of the following cards:
■
CompactFlash (you’ll need to use the card adapter included with
the projector)
■
ATA flash card
■
ATA HDD card
The projector comes with a 16-megabyte memory card, but you can
use any size of card that’s available. Bear in mind that a typical
PowerPoint® presentation may be 4 or 5 megabytes in size. Since
more than one presentation may be loaded on the card at a time, be
sure to install a card that’s large enough for your users.
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Setting Up the Projector
To insert the card, follow these steps:
1. If necessary, place the memory card in the card adapter:
2. Insert the card into the PCMCIA slot on the projector:
To remove the card, press the eject button to the left of the card slot.
press here
If the button is recessed, press and release it so that it extends. Then
press it a second time to eject the card.
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Connecting to a USB Device
note
If you don’t want to connect
a mouse or tablet directly to
the projector, you can instead
connect it to a networked PC
or laptop, and then use the
EMP Tablet software to
draw on screen or type. See
the User’s Guide for details
on using the software.
For some presentations, you may wish to connect a USB device, such
as a mouse or drawing tablet, so that you can draw on-screen and
make notes. (You can also connect a USB keyboard for typing text in
dialog boxes when setting up the projector.) To connect the device,
plug it into one of the four USB ports on the back of the projector as
shown:
If you plan on using a drawing tablet, it must be a Wacom Graphire™
model; other types won’t work with this projector. A special template
comes with the projector that you can place under the tablet’s clear
plastic overlay. (You can print additional copies from the
Tablet_sheet.pdf file on the projector CD-ROM.) The template lets
you access various drawing tools and projector functions; see the User’s
Guide for details.
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Setting Up the Projector
2
Displaying and Adjusting
the Image
Once you’ve connected the projector to your computer, network, or
other equipment (as described in Chapter 1), you’re ready to turn on
the projector and adjust the image.
This chapter covers the following:
■
Turning on the projector
■
Setting the date and time
■
Selecting the image source
■
Adjusting the image and sound
■
Shutting down the projector
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 35
Displaying an Image
Make sure the projector and other equipment are set up and
connected correctly, as described in Chapter 1. Then turn on the
projector, as described below, followed by any equipment you’ve
connected to it.
Turning On the Projector
Follow these steps to turn on the projector:
1. Plug in the projector, as shown below, and remove the lens cap.
power cord
note
The projector can receive
data from the network
whenever it’s plugged in.
(The projection lamp doesn’t
have to be on.)
The power light on the projector’s control panel glows orange,
indicating that the projector is receiving power but the lamp is not
turned on.
power light
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Displaying and Adjusting the Image
2. Press the red Power button on the control panel. You can also use
the Power button on the remote control, but make sure batteries
are installed and the remote control is turned on first. (See
page 89.)
Power
Power
Freeze
Help
Menu
Power button
Esc
Sync.
A/V Mute
1
5
Enter
Video
king
Trac
Tracking
3
4
2
Comp/
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
remote control
on/off switch
A/V mute
S y n c.
Keystone
Resize
Esc
Shift
Volume
The projector’s power light flashes green as the projector warms up,
and the projection lamp comes on in about 30 seconds. (To turn off
the lamp, see page 44.)
If you’re turning on the projector for the first time, you see the
following screen:
warning
Never look into the lens when
the lamp is on. This can
harm your eyes.
Set the date and time as follows:
1. Connect an interface device, such as a USB mouse or tablet, to the
projector (see page 34 for details). You can also use the remote
control as a mouse.
2. To change a setting, point to the d arrow next to it and click.
(With the remote control, use the Enter button to point and click.)
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 37
You see a drop-down list:
select the
desired
setting
click Set
3. Select the desired settings.
4. When you’re done, click Set.
The EasyMP.net main menu screen appears:
Follow the instructions in the next section to switch between picture
sources and display the desired image.
Selecting the Image Source
If the projector is connected to a computer or video source, you can
display the source image by following these steps:
1. Turn on your computer or video device. (If you’re projecting a
video, press Play on the video device.)
2. If you’ve connected a computer running Windows and it displays
a New Hardware Found message saying that it has found a
plug-and-play monitor, click Cancel.
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3. On the projector’s control panel, press the Comp/EasyMP
button to switch to the computer source or press the Video
button to switch to the video source. (On the remote control,
press the Comp1, Comp2/YCbCr, Video, or EasyMP.net
button to switch sources.)
Power
Help
Menu
Esc
Sync.
Video
king
Trac
Comp/
Tracking
source
buttons
A/V mute
S y n c.
Keystone
Resize
Shift
Volume
If you see a blue screen with the No Signal message, you may have
to press the button again to select the correct source. If a projected
image fails to appear, see page 94 for help.
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 39
Adjusting the Image and Sound
Once you see your image, you’ll need to make certain adjustments:
■
To focus or zoom your image, see below.
■
If the image is too high or too low, you can reposition it. See
page 41.
■
If the image isn’t square, see page 42.
■
If only part of a computer image is displayed, you may need to
press the Resize button. See page 42 for more information.
■
If you’ve connected an audio source, see page 43 to adjust the
sound.
Focusing and Zooming Your Image
Rotate the focus ring to sharpen the image.
focus ring
Rotate the zoom ring to reduce or enlarge the image.
note
You can purchase optional
lenses to change the focal
length of the projector. See
page 112 for specifications
and page 13 for ordering
information.
zoom ring
If the image still isn’t large enough, you may need to move the
projector farther from the screen.
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Displaying and Adjusting the Image
Adjusting the Height of Your Image
You can adjust the height of the image using the lens shift knob and
the projector’s feet.
Using the Lens Shift Knob
Use the lens shift knob to raise or lower the image. If the knob is
recessed, press and release it to make it extend; then turn it clockwise
or counterclockwise to move the lens up or down. When you’re
finished, press the knob back in.
lens shift knob
Using the Projector’s Feet
If the image is still too low, you can raise it by extending the
projector’s feet.
1. Stand behind the projector. Pull up the blue foot release levers
and lift the front of the projector. This unlocks the feet.
caution
Do not hold the projector by
the lens; this can damage it.
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 41
2. Once the image is positioned where you want it, release the levers
to lock the feet in position.
3. To fine-tune the height of the image, rotate the thumb wheels
attached to the projector’s feet.
If the image is no longer square after raising it, see the next section.
Adjusting the Image Shape
If the projected image isn’t square or has a “keystone” shape, do one or
more of the following:
Keystone
■
If your image looks like
or
, you’ve placed the
projector off to one side of the screen, at an angle. Move it directly
in front of the center of the screen, facing the screen squarely.
■
If your image looks like
or
, press the + or — side of
the Keystone button to correct the shape of the image. After
correction, your image will be slightly smaller.
You can also perform electronic keystone correction using the
projector’s menu system. See page 78.
Resizing the Image
Power
Comp/
Help
Video
Some computer images need to be resized to display in the projector’s
native resolution. If only part of your computer image is displayed,
you can correct it with the Resize button.
■
Press the Resize button on the control panel. The screen image is
automatically compressed.
■
Continue pressing the Resize button to pan around the screen in
the original resolution.
A/V mute
Resize
Resize button
If you’re projecting from video equipment, pressing the Resize
button switches the aspect ratio between 4:3 and 16:9.
You can also resize the image using the remote control (see the User’s
Guide for details).
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Displaying and Adjusting the Image
Adjusting the Volume
If you’ve connected an audio source, you can adjust the projector’s
volume from the control panel. Hold the Shift button down while
pressing the + or — side of the Volume button. You can also adjust
the volume using the remote control.
Keystone
Shift
Volume
To make additional sound adjustments, see page 72.
Displaying and Adjusting the Image 43
Shutting Down the Projector
note
When the projector has not
received any input signals for
30 minutes, it automatically
turns off the projection lamp
and enters “sleep mode.” This
conserves electricity, cools the
projector, and extends the life
of the lamp. You can turn
this feature off; see page 79.
When done using the projector, you should turn off the projection
lamp to conserve power and maintain the life of the lamp. If the
projector is connected to a network, leave it plugged in so that it can
continue to receive data. If you need to unplug the projector, be sure
to turn off the projection lamp (if it’s on) and let the projector cool
before unplugging it.
Follow these steps to turn off the projection lamp:
1. Press the red Power button on the projector or remote control.
You see a confirmation message. (If you don’t want to turn it off,
press any other button.)
power button
power light
caution
To avoid damaging the
projector or lamp, never
unplug the power cord when
the power light is green or
flashing orange.
44
2. Press the Power button again. The power light flashes orange for
about a minute as the projector cools down. Once the projector
has finished cooling, the orange light stays on and the exhaust fan
shuts off. This means the projector is in “sleep mode,” but it can
still receive data over the network.
3. If necessary, unplug the power cord. (When unplugged, the
projector won’t be accessible to users over the network.)
Displaying and Adjusting the Image
3
Setting up EasyMP.net
Before using the projector’s EasyMP.net features, you need to
configure the projector as described below. Make sure it’s connected
to your local area network (LAN) and equipped with a memory card,
as described in Chapter 1. Then follow the instructions in this chapter
to:
■
Configure the projector’s network settings
■
Install the EasyMP.net software
■
Give users access to the projector from their PCs
■
Give the projector access to a server or networked PC
Setting up EasyMP.net 45
Configuring the Projector to the
Network
Make sure the projector is connected to your local area network
(LAN) and equipped with a memory card, as described in Chapter 1.
Then follow the steps below to configure your projector with the
correct TCP/IP address and other network parameters.
Determining How Your Network is Set Up
The way you configure your projector depends on how your existing
network is set up. Note any required parameters, as described below,
depending on the type of network you have in place.
Simple peer-to-peer network
You have a simple peer-to-peer network if it your equipment is
connected through a hub, as shown below:
Hub
Projector name : EasyMP.net
IP Address : 192. 168. 1. 1
Subnet Mask : 255. 255. 255.0
Default Gateway : x. x. x. x
Computer name : PC5
IP Address : 192. 168. 1.5
Subnet Mask : 255. 255. 255.0
Default Gateway : x. x. x. x
Computer name : PC10
IP Address : 192. 168. 1. 10
Subnet Mask : 255. 255. 255.0
Default Gateway : x. x. x. x
Before configuring the projector, note the following information:
■
the first three octets of the IP addresses on the network (the first
three octets are the same for all devices):
Example: 192.168.1.10
first three octets
■
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Setting up EasyMP.net
the subnet mask
A network that includes a gateway
Your network may include a gateway (or router). In the example
shown below, the office subnet is linked through a gateway to the
projector subnet:
office192.
subnet
168. 1.0 IP Subnetwork
Office
UTP-5 cable with 10BASE/100BASE-T
WINS
Server
Hub
Computer name : PC20
IP Address : 192. 168. 1. 20
Subnet Mask : 255. 255. 255.0
Default Gateway : 192. 168. 1.254
WINS : 192. 168. 1.100
Computer name : SV100
IP Address : 192. 168. 1. 100
Subnet Mask : 255. 255. 255.0
Default Gateway : 192. 168. 1.254
WINS : 192. 168. 1.100
Computer name : PC10
IP Address : 192. 168. 1. 10
Subnet Mask : 255. 255. 255.0
Default Gateway : 192. 168. 1.254
WINS : 192. 168. 1.100
Computer name : PC5
IP Address : 192. 168. 1. 5
Subnet Mask : 255. 255. 255.0
Default Gateway : 192. 168. 1.254
WINS : 192. 168. 1.100
Gateway
(Router)
192. 168. 1.254
192. 168. 200. 254
projector subnet
192. 168. 200.0 IP Subnetwork
192. 168. 100. 254
Other
IP Subnetwork
Meeting room
UTP-5 cable with 10BASE/100BASE-T
Hub
Projector name : EasyMP.net
IP Address : 192. 168. 200. 1
Subnet Mask : 255. 255. 255.0
Default Gateway : 192. 168. 200. 254
WINS : 192. 168. 1.100
Computer name : PC205
IP Address : 192. 168. 200. 5
Subnet Mask : 255. 255. 255.0
Default Gateway : 192. 168. 200.254
WINS : 192. 168. 1.100
Before configuring the projector, note the following information:
■
the first three octets of the IP addresses in the projector’s subnet
(the first three octets are the same for all devices):
Example: 192.168.1.10
first three octets
■
the subnet mask
■
the default gateway
Setting up EasyMP.net 47
Configuring the Projector
After noting any network parameters as described in the previous
section, follow the steps below to configure the projector to the
network.
1. Turn on the projector, as described on page 36. Wait until you
see the EasyMP.net main menu screen.
Esc
Menu
Help
Comp1
Comp2/YCbCr
Capture
Auto
APPs
Resize
P in P
Preset
Video
press to
start
EasyMP
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- Volume +
Setting up EasyMP.net
If you don’t see the main menu, press the Comp/Easy-MP
button on the projector’s control panel. (You may need to press it
more than once.) You can also press the EasyMP.net button on
the remote control.
2. Connect an interface device, such as a USB mouse or tablet, to the
projector as shown. If you have a USB keyboard, you may wish
connect it as well.
note
If you don’t have a USB
mouse, you can use the
projector’s remote control to
point and click. If you don’t
have a USB keyboard, you
can use the software
keyboard. See page 50 for
instructions.
3. Click the Easy Configuration icon:
You see the following screen:
click here
note
If you wish to restrict access to
Easy Configuration, click the
Password icon at the top of
the screen. Then enter a user
name and password, up to 16
characters, and click Set.
(Only one user name and
password combination is
possible.) To return to having
unrestricted access, clear the
user name and password
fields and click Set.
4. Click the Network icon.
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5. You see the screen
shown at right.
note
If you have a DHCP server,
you can click Use DHCP to
set the projector address
automatically. Note that the
address will appear as zeroes
on the Easy Configuration
screen; to find out the
address, consult your network
administrator.
Note also that if you enter a
WINS address, it won’t be
listed on your WINS server.
6. Enter the required
network parameters, as
noted in the previous
section (see page 46).
Do not use 127, 224, or
225 for the first octet.
You can choose
whatever value you want for the last octet in the projector’s IP
address, but it must be a unique number (not used by any other
device on the network).
7. Click Set.
8. Enter a name for the projector (up to 15 characters) so that users
can easily identify it on the network. If you have more than one
projector on the network, you must give each one a unique name.
9. Click Set.
10. Turn off the projector (see page 44) and restart it to make the new
settings take effect.
To confirm that the projector is configured properly, you may wish to
test the network connection as described on page 51.
Using the Software Keyboard
To type text in a dialog box, you can either connect a USB keyboard
to one of the USB ports on the back of the projector, or you can use
the software keyboard. The software keyboard lets you use the remote
control (or a USB mouse) to “point and click” at a virtual keyboard on
the screen.
Esc
Menu
Help
Comp1
Comp2/YCbCr
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Auto
APPs
Resize
P in P
Preset
Video
- Volume +
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1. Press the APPs (applications) button on the remote control.
press to
select
Software
Keyboard
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2. Highlight Software Keyboard and click.
The keyboard appears on the screen, letting you type:
drag bar to reposition keyboard
Place the cursor in the text box where you intend to type. (If
necessary, drag the keyboard out of the way using the bar on top.)
Then point to the desired characters and click. To access symbols
and accented characters, click
. When done, click
to close
the software keyboard.
Testing the Network Connection
If you want to test the projector’s network connection before
installing the EasyMP.net software, do one of the following:
■
Ping the projector with the IP address you assigned to it.
■
Open a web browser (such as
Microsoft Internet Explorer) and
enter the projector’s IP address as the
location you want to go to. If the
connection is established, you see
this screen.
When done testing, turn to page 52 to
install the projector software and give users remote access to the
projector.
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Giving Users Access to the Projector
To enable users to send their presentations to the projector, you need
to install the EMP software on each user’s system. Once it’s installed,
you should open the software and identify the projector so that it can
be easily recognized whenever the software is used.
Installing the Software
note
The EasyMP.net software
cannot be used on a
Macintosh.
Follow the steps below to install the EMP software. Make sure each
system on which you install it meets these requirements:
Operating system
Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, or 2000
Available RAM
32MB or more
Hard drive space
10MB or more (an additional
10MB is required if you choose to
install Adobe Acrobat)
Monitor
VGA (640 × 480) or better
1. Close any open applications.
2. Insert the EasyMP.net Software CD-ROM.
After a moment, the CD auto-runs and you see the following
screen:
(If the CD doesn’t auto-run, double-click Setup.exe in the root
folder of the CD-ROM.)
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3. Make sure English is the selected language. If you wish to install
Adobe Acrobat 4.0 to view the ELP Link V User’s Guide, click
Install Acrobat Reader. Then click OK.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation.
The following programs are installed on the system:
■
EMP Link V
■
EMP File Utility
■
EMP Scenario
■
EMP Tablet
5. Restart the system.
Follow the instructions in the next section to identify the projector in
the EMP software.
note
After installing the software,
you may wish to place the
projector User’s Guide on the
user’s system. Insert the
PowerLite 8150i CD-ROM.
When you see the main
menu, click Install/View
Documentation and select
the pieces you wish to install.
Identifying the Projector in the EMP Software
To enable the EasyMP software to recognize the projector, follow the
steps below to register the projector’s name. (If you have multiple
projectors on your network, it may be easier to register their names in
the pjhosts.ini file; see page 54.)
1. Open EMP Tablet: click Start, Programs, EasyMP, and then
EMP Tablet.
You see this screen:
2. Click Search.
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You see a list of projectors connected to the network:
note
The projector’s name is the
one you gave it along with its
IP address (see page 50).
(If the projector’s name isn’t listed, click Edit on the Connection
window and enter the projector’s name and IP address manually.)
3. Select the name of the projector you wish to give the user access
to, then click Property.
4. On the next screen, click Add.
5. Click Exit.
The next time you open EMP Tablet (or any other EMP application),
you (or a user) can easily connect to the projector by selecting its
name.
Registering Projector Names in an .INI File
If you have several projectors on your network, you can list them all in
an .INI file and then simply copy that file to the user’s system. When
an EMP application is opened, the projectors’ names automatically
appear.
1. Create a file called pjhosts.ini,
having the format shown at right.
You can list up to 15 projectors
in it, and the projector names
must be 40 characters or less.
2. Copy the file to the Windows
System folder on each computer
on which you’ve installed the
EMP software.
When the EMP software is opened, the listed names automatically
appear (preceded by an asterisk), in addition to any names that have
been added using the Search window shown above.
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Giving the Projector Access to the
Network
Sometimes users may wish to use the projector as a client up access a
remote system on the network. This is convenient, for example, when
sharing “meeting minutes.” Or if a server is set up between the office
subnet and the projector subnet as shown on page 31, users will need
to use the projector to download their presentations from the server.
Follow the steps below to configure each system the projector needs to
be able to access, and then register it on the projector.
Configuring a PC to Share Files
Whether you’re setting up a server or individual PC, you’ll first need
to make sure it’s named so that it can be identified on the network.
Then you’ll need to set it up for file sharing and choose the drives or
folders you want to make available to the network.
1. Make sure the PC is already connected to the network and
running Microsoft networking over TCP/IP. The computer
should be able to communicate with the projector; you can check
this as described in “Testing the Network Connection” on
page 51.
2. Open the Network properties dialog box:
■
Windows 95, 98, NT: Right-click Network Neighborhood
and select Properties.
■
Windows 2000: Right-click My Computer and select
Properties.
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3. Click the Identification tab. You see a screen similar to the
following:
4. If not already established, enter a name for the computer and its
workgroup (or domain in Windows NT). Be sure to note down
the computer name, because you’ll need it later to finish the
setup.
For Windows 95 or 98, continue with the following steps. For
Windows NT or 2000, click OK to close the dialog box and then skip
ahead to step step 11.
5. Click the Configuration tab.
click
here...
...then
click
here
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6. Click the File and Print Sharing button. You see this screen:
7. Select I want to be able to give others access to my files,
then click OK.
8. Click the Access Control tab.
9. Select Share-level access control, then click OK.
10. Restart the computer so that the settings take effect.
11. Open Windows Explorer (or My Computer).
12. Right-click any drive or folder you want to be able to access from
the network, then select Sharing.
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13. If necessary, click the Sharing tab. You see a screen similar to the
following:
note
If the user won’t have a
keyboard available to type in
the password when using the
projector, you may wish to
create the password from
digits 1 through 5. That way,
it can be entered using the
numbered buttons on the
remote control. (The software
keyboard can also be used, if
necessary; see page 50.)
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14. Select Shared As, then type a name for the shared drive or folder.
(You can use the name suggested by Windows or type a new one.)
Be sure to note down the name, because you’ll need it later to
finish the setup.
15. Select the level of security desired (read-only or full access) and
enter a password, if needed, according to the instructions for your
operating system. The projector will prompt the user for the
password before connecting to the drive or folder.
16. Click OK to close the dialog box.
Identifying the PC to the Projector
Follow these steps to enable the projector to recognize any shared
systems on the network:
1. Turn on the projector, as described on page 36. Wait until you
see the EasyMP.net main menu screen.
Esc
Menu
Help
Comp1
Comp2/YCbCr
Capture
Auto
APPs
Resize
P in P
Preset
Video
If you don’t see the main menu, press the Comp/Easy-MP
button on the projector’s control panel. (You may need to press it
more than once.) You can also press the EasyMP.net button on
the remote control.
press to
start
EasyMP
- Volume +
2. Connect an interface device, such as a USB mouse or tablet, to the
projector as shown. If you have a USB keyboard, you may wish
connect it as well.
note
If you don’t have a USB
mouse, you can use the
projector’s remote control to
point and click. If you don’t
have a USB keyboard, you
can use the software
keyboard. See page 50 for
instructions.
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3. Click the Easy File icon:
You see the following screen:
click
here
4. Click Connection Target Setting.
You see the following screen:
click
here
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5. Click Enter/Edit. You see the following screen:
6. Make sure New is selected.
7. Under “Name of accessed computer,” enter the name of the
computer and the shared drive or folder, separated by backslashes
as shown. The computer name is one you entered in the dialog
box on page 56. The drive or folder name is the one you entered
in the dialog box on page 58. Note that the parameters are
case-sensitive.
You should also enter a name so that users can easily recognize the
shared files. Type it in under “Connection Target Name.”
8. Click Save.
To test the connection, make sure the target name is selected, then
click Connect; enter a password if prompted. The shared drive or
folder should appear in the Connection Target pane on the right side
of the Easy File window.
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4
note
To operate the projector using
its control panel buttons, see
the User’s Guide.
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Y
ou can use the remote control to access the on-screen menu system
to adjust the image and sound, create your own startup screen, or find
out how long the projection lamp has been used. If the projector is
connected over a network or with a serial cable, you can use the EMP
Link V software to access most of the projector’s features from a
computer. (If the projector is networked, you can also access it from a
standard web browser.)
This chapter covers the following information:
■
Controlling the projector from a PC
■
Using the menu system
■
Adjusting the image
■
Adjusting the sound
■
Customizing the highlighting controls
■
Capturing images and creating custom screens
■
Customizing projector features
■
Viewing lamp usage and other information
■
Restoring the default settings
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Controlling the Projector from a PC
Depending on how the projector is connected, you can use either the
EMP Link V software or a standard web browser to control the image
and sound, switch between video sources, and find out how long the
projection lamp has been in use. This is especially useful when the
projector is in a hard-to-reach location, as when ceiling-mounted or
set up for rear-screen projection.
Using EMP Link V
To use EMP Link V, you must install the projector software on your
system as described on page 52; the EMP Link V software is installed
along with it.
You must also connect the projector either over a network (as
described on page 31) or to a computer using a serial cable (see
page 22). If the projector is connected over a network, make sure
you’ve performed the setup steps described in “Configuring the
Projector” on page 48.
Starting EMP Link V
1. To launch EMP Link V, click Start, Programs, EasyMP, and
then EMP Link V. Select the program to launch it.
You see this screen:
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2. Select how the projector is connected (by a serial cable or over the
network) and then choose the correct COM port or networked
projector name, if necessary.
Once connected, you see the EMP Link V control panel.
Many of the settings are the same as those used in the projector’s
menu system, described starting on page 67. For more information,
see the online EMP Link V User’s Guide. (Click Start, Programs,
and EasyMP, then click EMP Link V and select User’s Guide.)
Using a Browser
To control the projector from a standard web browser, the projector
must be connected to a network (as described on page 31) and
properly configured to the network as described on page 48.
1. Open a web browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer) and
enter the projector’s IP address as the location you want to go to.
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You see this screen:
2. Do one of the following:
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■
Click Easy Configuration to adjust the date and time or
network settings.
■
Click Easy Menu to adjust the image or sound, switch
between video sources, or check to see how long the lamp has
been in use. Note that many of the settings are the same as
those used in the projector’s menu system, described on the
following pages.
Using the Projector’s Menu System
You can use the buttons on the control panel or remote control to
access the menu system. Follow these steps:
1. To display the menu screen, press the Menu button on the
control panel or the remote control. (If you’re using the remote
control, be sure to turn it on first using the switch on its side.)
Esc
Menu
Help
Comp1
Comp2/YCbCr
Menu button
Power
Menu
Help
Esc
Video
Sync.
Video
king
Trac
Tracking
Computer
Capture
Auto
APPs
Resize
P in P
Preset
A/V mute
- Volume +
S y n c.
Keystone
Resize
Volume
Shift
You see the menu screen:
menu options
menus
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
Position
Tracking
Sync.
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Gamma
Dynamic
Resolution
Adjustment
9999
99
0
0
0
:
:
:
:
:
:
Normal
Natural
Auto
Manual
:
[
Preset
Reset
:Select
Select
]
Select
Execute
:Enter
The individual menus are listed on the left, and the options
available for the highlighted menu are shown on the right.
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2. Press the up or down arrows on the control panel, or press up
or down on the Enter button on the remote control, to scroll
through the menu list.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
Menu
4
Esc
Sync.
5
1
2
3
Enter
king
Trac
Enter
button
Tracking
Esc
arrow buttons
on control panel
S y n c.
3. When the menu you want is highlighted, press the button
(control panel) or the Enter button (remote control) to select it.
The highlight moves to the first option for that menu.
4. Use the arrow buttons (control panel) or the Enter button
(remote control) to scroll through the list of options. (If a
computer or video source isn’t connected, certain options may be
unavailable.)
note
If you want to go back to the
default settings on any menu,
select Reset, press Enter, select
Yes, and then press Enter.
5. Use the arrow buttons (control panel) or the Enter button
(remote control) to change the setting for the selected option.
6. Press the Esc button to return to the main menu. Your changes
are saved automatically.
7. Press Esc again (or the Menu button) to exit the menu system.
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Adjusting the Image
The Video menu lets you make adjustments to the projected image.
The options displayed depend on which source you’ve selected:
standard computer video, DVI (digital) computer video, composite or
S-Video, component video, or EasyMP.net.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
Position
Tracking
Sync.
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Gamma
Dynamic
Resolution
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
Adjustment
9999
99
0
0
0
:
:
:
:
:
:
Normal
Natural
Auto
Manual
:
:Enter
:Select
Video menu for standard computer display
:Select
Position
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gamma
Dynamic
Smooth Motion
Video Signal
Reset
0
0
0
Normal
Natural
Execute
Select
Execute
Preset
Reset
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:
:
:
:
Select
]
[
:Select
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Gamma
Dynamic
Reset
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:Enter
Video menu for DVI computer display
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
Adjustment
0
0
0
0
0
Normal
Natural
ON
OFF
Select [Auto
Execute
Position
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gamma
Dynamic
Smooth Motion
Video Signal
Reset
]
:Enter
:Select
Video menu for composite video or S-Video
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Gamma
Dynamic
Reset
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Adjustment
0
0
0
0
0
Normal
Natural
ON
OFF
Select [
Execute
]
:Enter
Video menu for component video
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
Normal
Natural
Execute
:Enter
Video menu for EasyMP.net
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Repositioning the Image
note
Follow these steps to move the image to a different position:
If you have repositioned the
image or adjusted the sync
setting, you can use the Auto
button on the remote control
to restore the default settings.
1. Press the Menu button. You see the menu screen.
2. Press Enter to select the Video menu.
3. Press Enter to select the Position
option. You see the following on the
right side of the screen:
4. Use the arrow buttons (control panel)
or the Enter button (remote control) to
move the image left, right, up, or down.
5. Once the image is positioned where you want, press Esc to exit
the menu system.
Adjusting Image Appearance
Follow these steps to adjust the appearance of your image:
1. Press the Menu button. You see the menu screen.
2. Press Enter to select the Video menu.
3. Use the arrow buttons (control panel) or the Enter button
(remote control) to set one of the following options:
■
Brightness
Lightens or darkens the overall image.
■
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas.
■
Tracking (computer images only)
Removes unwanted vertical lines from a computer image by
matching the projector’s internal clock to the computer
display signal.
■
Sync (computer images only)
Corrects fuzziness by synchronizing the projector with the
tracking signal sent from the computer.
■
Color (composite video or S-Video only)
Adjusts the color depth or intensity of the image.
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■
Tint (video only)
Adjusts the balance of green to magenta in the image.
■
Sharpness
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
■
Gamma
Choose Dynamic for computer images with bright colors
(such as charts or graphs), or Natural to enhance video
images.
■
Resolution (computer images only)
Leave this setting at Auto to allow the projector to detect the
video signal automatically. If the projector is unable to sync
up with the computer, select Manual and choose one of the
settings.
■
Video Signal
Leave this setting at Auto unless you are using a 60-hertz PAL
system (select PAL60).
4. When the image is set correctly, press Esc. Your settings are
automatically saved.
Saving and Recalling Computer Settings
When you are projecting from a computer source, you can save and
recall settings (resolution, tracking, sync signal, and position) in up to
five different combinations. This is useful if you use more than one
computer with the projector; you can save the settings for each one
and recall them when necessary.
Follow these steps to save the projector’s current settings:
1. Press the Menu button to display the Main menu.
2. Press Enter to select the Video menu.
3. Select the Preset option and press Enter. You see the Preset
Selection menu with the current resolution setting displayed.
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4. Select the number to which you want to assign the current
settings.
5. Press Enter. When you see the “Overwrite?” prompt, select Yes
and press Enter.
6. Press Esc to exit the menu system.
When you want to use a saved setting, press the Preset button on the
remote control. You see the setting number displayed in yellow at the
top right of the screen.
To select another number, press the Preset button again until the
setting number you want is displayed. The projector resets itself
according to the selected setting.
Adjusting the Sound
You can use the Audio menu to adjust the volume, treble and bass,
and the perceived width and depth of the sound.
1. Press the Menu button. You see the menu screen.
2. Highlight the Audio menu, then press Enter.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
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Volume
Treble
Bass
SRS SPACE
SRS CENTER
Reset
:Enter
:
:
:
:
:
15
0
0
0
0
Execute
3. Use the arrow buttons (control panel) or the Enter button
(remote control) to set the following options:
■
Volume
■
Treble
■
Bass
■
SRS® space (adjusts the width of the sound)
■
SRS center (adjusts the depth of the sound)
4. When you’re finished adjusting the sound, press Esc or Menu.
Customizing the Highlighting Tools
You can use the remote control to highlight your presentation with
special graphics, as described in the User’s Guide. With the Effect
menu, you can customize these tools and set the cursor speed for
highlighting. The Reset option lets you return all the highlighting
tools to their default settings.
1. Press the Menu button. You see the main menu.
2. Highlight the Effect menu, then press Enter.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
1 Cursor/Stamp
2 Box
3 Spotlight
4 Bar
Cursor Speed
Reset
:
Setting
Setting
Setting
Setting
L
M H
Execute
:Enter
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3. Use the arrow buttons (control panel) or the Enter button
(remote control) to customize the following:
■
Cursor/Stamp
Lets you define the shape and size for three different pointers.
For some pointers, you can also define the color and length.
■
Box
Lets you define the box color and choose from a solid or
outline box, with rounded or square corners.
■
Spotlight
Lets you choose a large, medium, or small spotlight.
■
Bar
Lets you define three different bars. For each one, you can set
the color and width, and choose between vertical and
horizontal.
■
Cursor Speed
Adjusts the cursor speed to low, medium, or high.
4. When you’re finished customizing the highlighting tools, press
Esc. Your selections are saved.
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Capturing Images
You can save a projected image on the memory card for display at a
later time, as described below. You can also capture an image and set it
to be used as your startup screen, as the screen displayed when the
projector isn’t receiving a signal, or as the screen you see after pressing
the A/V Mute button; see the next page for instructions. The image
can be a company logo, slogan, photograph, or any other image you
want to use.
Capturing an Image on the Memory Card
To save an image on the memory card, start by displaying the image
you want to use. It can be from any connected device, such as a
computer, DVD player, or digital camera. (But if you switch to
EasyMP.net, you have to use EasyMP’s capture function; see the
User’s Guide for details.) Follow these steps:
1. Press the Menu button on the control panel or remote control.
You see the menu screen.
2. Highlight the Capture menu, then press Enter.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Image Capture
User's Logo Capture
Execute
Execute
:Enter
3. Make sure Image Capture is highlighted and press Enter.
4. When you see the message “Do you save the present image to the
Memory Card?” select Yes and press Enter.
5. On the next screen, select Yes again and press Enter. After a
moment, the projector displays the name of the captured image
(1.jpg, 2.jpg, etc.).
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6. Press Esc to exit the menu system.
The image is saved in the Capture folder on the memory card. You
can display it using Easy View or Easy Review, or copy it onto
computers connected to the network using the EasyMP software. See
the User’s Guide for details.
Creating Your Own Startup Screen
Start by displaying the image you want to use. It can be from any
image source, such as a computer, DVD player, or digital camera, or
even a screen that’s shown when you have EasyMP.net turned on.
Note that you don’t have to have a memory card installed to save the
image. Follow these steps:
1. Press the Menu button on the control panel or remote control.
You see the menu screen.
2. Highlight the Capture menu, then press Enter.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Image Capture
User's Logo Capture
Execute
Execute
:Enter
3. Select User’s Logo Capture and press Enter.
4. When you see the message “Do you use the present image as a
user’s logo?” select Yes and press Enter. A selection box appears
over the image.
5. Use the arrow buttons on the control panel or the Enter button
on the remote control to select the area of the image you want to
use. Then press Enter.
6. When you see the message “Do you use this image?” select Yes
and press Enter.
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You see this screen:
User's Logo Capture
Set the zoom rate.
zoom rate :
100
:Return
:Select
200
300
:Execute
7. Select a zoom rate (display size), then press Enter.
8. When the message “Do you save the user’s logo?” appears, select
Yes and press Enter.
Saving the logo may take a few moments. Do not use your
projector or video source (computer, DVD player, etc.) while the
logo is being saved.
9. When you see the message “Saving the user’s logo is completed,”
press Esc to return to the main menu.
Selecting When to Display the Image
After your image is saved, you can set it as the startup screen, the
background screen for the no-signal message, or the screen that’s
displayed when you press the A/V Mute button (or any combination
of the three).
1. Press the Menu button to display the menu screen (if not already
displayed).
2. Do one of the following:
■
To use the image for your startup screen, select the
Advanced menu. Then select the Startup Screen option
and set it to On.
■
For the No-Signal or A/V Mute screens, select the Setting
menu. Then select either the No-Signal Msg. or A/V Mute
option and set it to Logo.
3. When finished, press Esc to exit the menu system.
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Customizing Projector Features
You can use the Setting menu to disable the projector’s sleep mode,
adjust the image shape, and customize several other features.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Highlight the Setting menu, then press Enter.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Keystone
P in P
No-Sigual Msg.
Prompt
A/V Mute
BNC
Sleep Mode
Reset
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
0
Composite
S-Video
OFF
Black Blue Logo
ON
OFF
Black Blue Logo
RGB YCbCr
ON
OFF
Execute
:Enter
3. Use the arrow buttons (control panel) or the Enter button
(remote control) to set the following options:
■
Keystone
Corrects the shape of an image that’s no longer square after
raising the projector.
■
P in P
Selects the source used by the picture-in-picture display
(standard composite video or S-Video).
■
No-Signal Msg.
Selects a screen color or image to display when the projector is
not receiving a signal. The logo setting displays an image that
you have transferred to the projector (see page 76).
■
Prompt
Turns off the identifying text that appears briefly when you
switch picture sources. (It’s best to leave this on.)
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■
A/V Mute
Selects the screen color or image to display when you press
the A/V Mute button. The logo setting displays an image that
you have transferred to the projector (see page 76).
■
BNC
Specifies the format for input to the Computer 2/
Component Video port. If the source is a computer, select
RGB. If the source is a video device, select YCbCr.
■
Sleep mode
When sleep mode is on, the projector turns off the lamp if it
has not received any input signals for 30 minutes. Turn sleep
mode off if you want the lamp to remain on all the time.
4. When you’re finished, press Esc.
Setting Advanced Features
You can use the Advanced menu to configure the projector for rear
projection or ceiling mounting, and adjust several other features.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Highlight the Advanced menu, then press Enter.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Select [English]
Language
: ON
Startup Screen
OFF
: Auto
Color Setting
Manual
Comp2Sync Termination
: ON
: ON
Rear Proj.
OFF
: ON
Ceiling
OFF
Reset
Execute
Select
OFF
:Enter
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3. Use the arrow buttons (control panel) or the Enter button
(remote control) to set the following options:
■
Language
Select from 9 languages to be used for the projector menus.
(The EasyMP.net screens can be displayed only in English,
French, and German.)
■
Startup Screen
Turn on to display your captured image or logo whenever the
projector starts. (See page 76 for more information.)
■
Color Setting
Adjusts the color temperature of the projected image. Select
Auto to let the projector automatically adjust the color
setting. Select Manual to adjust the setting yourself, then
press Enter.
You can adjust the color using either Absolute Color
Temperature or RGB color values. Positive color values
provide a cold white; negative values a warmer white.
Use the Black and White level settings to adjust projectors
arranged in a stack formation.
■
Rear Proj.
Turn on to project from behind onto a transparent screen.
■
Ceiling
Turn on when the projector is mounted upside-down from
the ceiling.
4. When you’re finished, press Esc.
note
You can view the lamp-on
time from a remote computer
using the About menu in
EMP Link V (page 64) or
the Information option in
Easy Menu (page 65).
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Viewing Lamp Usage and Other
Information
Use the About menu to view information about the display settings of
your computer and the number of hours the lamp has been used.
1. Press the Menu button. You see the main menu.
2. Highlight the About menu.
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You see the lamp usage hours and details about the signal format
of the currently selected image source:
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
Lamp ON Time
Video Source
Frequency
SYNC Polarity
SYNC Mode
Resolution
Refresh Rate
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
9999 H
Computer1
H 999. 99 KHz
V 999. 99 Hz
H Positive
V Negative
Sync On Green
9999x9999
999. 9 Hz
note
The lamp usage timer doesn’t
register until you’ve used the
lamp for at least 10 hours.
:Select
The life span of the lamp is about 2000 hours. If the number
shown is close to 2000, make sure you have a spare lamp handy.
3. When you’re finished, press Esc.
Restoring the Default Settings
The Reset All option lets you return all the projector settings to their
default values.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Execute
:Enter
Select Reset All and press Enter to display the confirmation screen.
Select Yes to reset all the default settings or No to cancel.
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5
Maintaining and
Transporting the Projector
Your projector needs little maintenance. All you need to do on a
regular basis is keep the lens clean. Any dirt or smears on the lens will
show up on your projected image.
warning
Before you clean any part
of the projector, turn it
off and unplug the power
cord. Never open any
cover on the projector,
except the lamp and filter
covers. Dangerous
electrical voltages in the
projector can injure you
severely. Do not try to
service this product
yourself, except as
specifically explained in
this manual. Refer all
other servicing to
qualified service
personnel.
You also need to periodically clean the air filter on the bottom of the
projector. A clogged air filter can block ventilation needed to cool the
projector and keep it from overheating.
The only parts you should replace are the lamp and air filter. If any
other part needs replacing, contact your dealer or a qualified service
person.
This chapter covers the following:
■
Cleaning the lens
■
Cleaning the projector case
■
Cleaning the air filter
■
Replacing the lamp
■
Transporting the projector
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Cleaning the Lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
■
Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
■
To remove dirt or smears on the lens, use lens-cleaning paper. If
necessary, moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and gently wipe
the lens surface.
remove lens cap,
then clean the lens
Cleaning the Projector Case
Before cleaning the case, turn off the projector and unplug the power
cord.
84
■
To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free
cloth.
■
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water
and a neutral detergent. Then wipe the case.
■
Do not use alcohol, benzene, thinner, or other chemical
detergents. These can damage the case.
Maintaining and Transporting the Projector
Cleaning the Air Filter
Clean the air filter at the bottom of the projector after every 100 hours
of use. If it is not cleaned periodically, it can become clogged with
dust, preventing proper ventilation. This can cause overheating and
damage the projector. To clean the air filter, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cable.
2. Turn the projector on its side so that the handle is on top and you
can access the filter easily.
3. To clean the filter, use a small vacuum designed for cleaning the
inside of computers and other office equipment. If you don’t have
one, you can use a very soft brush (such as an artist’s camel hair
brush).
4. If the dirt is difficult to remove or if the filter is torn, replace it.
Contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766 in the
United States and Canada to obtain a new one.
note
When you get a
replacement lamp for your
projector, a new air filter is
included. You should
replace the filter when you
replace the lamp.
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Before removing the filter, make sure the projector is on its side
(not upside down) to prevent dust from falling inside. Then pull
up on the tab as shown to remove the filter.
Replacing the Lamp
The projection lamp typically lasts for about 2000 hours of use. It is
time to replace the lamp when:
note
You can check in the
projector’s About menu
to see how long the
lamp has been used (see
page 80). Or you can
check from a remote
PC using Easy Menu as
described on page 65.
■
The projected images get darker or start to deteriorate.
■
The projection lamp light is flashing red or orange.
■
The message LAMP REPLACE appears on the screen when the
projector lamp comes on (after about 1900 hours of use). To
maintain projector brightness and image quality, replace the lamp
as soon as possible.
Contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766 in the United
States and Canada for a replacement lamp. Request part number
ELPLP11.
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Follow these steps to replace the lamp:
warning
1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cable.
2. Allow the projector to cool down for at least an hour (if it has
been on).
Let the lamp cool before
replacing it. If the lamp
breaks, handle the shards
carefully to avoid injury.
3. Use a screwdriver to loosen the two retaining screws on the lamp
cover. (You cannot remove these screws from the cover.) After
loosening the screws, lift off the lamp cover.
4. Use a screwdriver to loosen the three screws holding the lamp in
place. (You cannot remove these screws.)
handle
5. Lift up the handle and pull out the lamp.
Maintaining and Transporting the Projector 87
caution
Do not touch the glass
portion of the lamp assembly.
Touching the glass could
result in premature lamp
failure.
6. Gently insert the new lamp as shown below. Make sure it’s
inserted all the way.
Tighten the screws on the new lamp.
7. Replace the lamp cover and tighten its screws. (Make sure the
lamp cover is securely fastened. The projector turns itself off
if the lamp cover is open.)
8. Reset the lamp timer as described in the next section.
Resetting the Lamp Timer
After you install a new lamp, you need to reset the timer so the
projector can keep track of how many hours it has been used. Follow
these steps:
1. Plug in the projector and turn it on (see page 36).
2. After the projection lamp comes on, press the Help button and
hold it down for at least 5 seconds. You see the Help menu and
then a message asking if you want to reset the lamp ON time.
3. Use the left arrow button (control panel) or press left on the
Enter button (remote control) to select Yes.
4. Press Enter to reset the timer.
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Installing Batteries in the Remote
Control
Follow these steps to install or replace the remote control’s batteries:
1. Press the tab to release the
battery compartment cover.
2. Remove any old batteries.
3. Insert two AA batteries as
shown.
tab
caution
When replacing batteries,
take the following
precautions:
■
Don’t mix old and new
batteries.
■
Replace batteries as soon as
they run out. If the
batteries leak, wipe away
battery fluid with a soft
cloth. If fluid gets on your
hands, wash them
immediately.
■
Remove batteries if you
won’t be using the remote
control for a long time.
4. Replace the battery
compartment cover.
Before using the remote control,
make sure the switch on its side is in
the ON position (see below).
With fresh batteries installed, the
remote control should work at a
distance of about 30 feet from the
projector; as the batteries get old,
the remote control’s range decreases
and you may need to replace the batteries.
Maintaining and Transporting the Projector 89
You can test the batteries by pressing the light button on the
remote control. The other buttons should light up temporarily. If they
don’t, change the batteries as described above.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
5
1
2
Enter
light
button
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Esc
on/off
switch
Transporting the Projector
note
The projector contains many glass and precision parts. If you need to
transport it, follow these packing guidelines to prevent damage to the
projector:
■
When shipping the projector for repairs, use the original
packaging material if possible. If you do not have the original
packaging, use equivalent materials, placing plenty of cushioning
around the projector.
■
When transporting the projector for business use, first place it in a
hard-shell carrying case, then pack it in a firm box, using
cushioning around the case.
■
When hand-carrying the projector, store it in a soft- or hard-shell
carrying case designed for projectors and video equipment.
EPSON shall not be liable
for any damages incurred
during transportation.
If you want to store the remote control inside the projector’s carrying
case, be sure to turn it off using the switch on its side. This prevents
the batteries from discharging if something inside the case presses
against one of the remote control’s buttons.
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6
warning
Except as specifically explained
in this manual, do not
attempt to service this product
yourself.
Solving Problems
This chapter helps you solve problems with the projector, and tells
you how to contact technical support for problems you can’t solve
yourself. This chapter explains the following:
■
What to do when the projector’s status lights flash
■
Solving problems with the image or sound
■
Solving problems with the remote control
■
Contacting technical support
Solving Problems 91
What To Do When the Lights Flash
The lights on top of the projector indicate the projector’s status and
let you know when a problem occurs.
power light
lamp light
temperature light
If the projector is not working correctly, first turn it off and unplug it.
Then plug the power cord back in and turn on the projector. If this
does not solve the problem, check the status lights on top of the
projector and try the solutions recommended below.
Light
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Status
Description
does not come on
Make sure the power cord is connected securely. If you’ve just
replaced the lamp, make sure its cover is fastened securely.
green
The projector is operating normally.
flashing green
The projector is warming up. Wait for the image to appear.
orange
The projector is in sleep mode. You can unplug it to turn it off or press
the Power button to turn it on.
flashing orange
The lamp is cooling down. Don’t unplug the projector until the light
stops flashing. If you want to turn the projector back on, wait until the
light stops flashing and press the Power button.
red
Power is cut off because of an internal problem. Remove the power
cord and contact EPSON for help; see page 103.
flashing orange
The lamp is almost burned out. This is a good time to replace it. See
page 86 for instructions.
flashing red
The lamp is burned out. Replace it as described on page 86.
Solving Problems
Light
Status
Description
flashing orange
The projector is getting too hot. Turn it off and let it cool for five
minutes. Make sure the temperature surrounding the projector does
not exceed 104 °F and there is plenty of space around and under the
projector for ventilation. You should also check the air filter; if
necessary, clean or replace it as described on page 85.
red
The projector has overheated and turned itself off. Let it cool for five
minutes, then turn it back on. Make sure there is plenty of space
around and under the projector for ventilation. If necessary, clean or
replace the air filter as described on page 85. If the projector
continues to overheat, the problem may be caused by damage to the
cooling fan or internal circuits. Contact EPSON for help; see page 103.
flashing red
There is a problem with the cooling fan or temperature sensor. Turn
off the projector and unplug it. Contact EPSON for help; see page 103.
Solving Problems with the Image or
Sound
No image appears on the screen.
■
Check that the power light is green, not flashing, and the lens
cover is off.
■
The projector may be in sleep mode. If the power light is orange,
press the Power button to turn the projector on.
■
If the power was switched off and then on again, the projector
may still be cooling down. Wait until the power light stops
flashing and remains orange; then press the Power button again.
■
Make sure the Brightness setting on the Video menu is correct.
See page 70 for more information. Try selecting Reset All to
return all setup menus to their default values.
■
Press the A/V Mute button to make sure the picture has not been
turned off temporarily.
■
The attached computer may be in sleep mode or displaying a
black screen saver. Try pressing a key on the computer.
Solving Problems 93
You see a blue screen with the message No Signal
displayed.
■
Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described in
Chapter 1.
■
You may need to switch image sources. Press the Comp/Easy-MP
or Video button (on the control panel) or the Comp1,
Comp2/YCbCr, Easy-MP, or Video button (on the remote
control) to select the correct source. Allow a few seconds for the
projector to sync up after pressing the button.
■
Make sure the Computer 1 selector switch on the projector’s
interface panel is flipped to the right for a computer outputting
standard video signals (analog VGA) or to the left for a computer
using DVI (digital video). See page 19.
■
Try restarting your computer.
No Signal
If you’re using a PC laptop:
■
Hold down the Fn key and press the function key that lets you
display on an external monitor. It’s often labelled with an icon
such as
or it may be labelled CRT/LCD. Allow a few
seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it.
On most systems, the
key lets you toggle between the LCD
screen and the projector, or to display on both at the same time.
Check your laptop’s manual or online help for details.
■
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Depending on your computer’s video card, you might need to use
the Display utility in the Control Panel to make sure that both the
LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. See your
computer’s documentation or online help for details.
If you’re using a PowerBook:
1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then click
Monitors and Sound.
2. Click the Arrange icon.
click here
drag one monitor
icon on top of
the other
3. Drag one monitor icon on top of the other. This lets you
display on the projector screen as well as the LCD screen.
4. If the Arrange option isn’t available, click the Monitor icon.
click here
select a
Simulscan
resolution
5. Select one of the listed Simulscan resolutions. (It may take a
moment for the projector to sync up.)
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The message Not Supported is displayed.
■
If you’ve connected a second computer or you’re using
component video, make sure the BNC option in the Setting menu
is correct. See page 79.
■
Make sure your computer’s resolution doesn’t exceed UXGA
(1600 × 1200), and the frequency is supported by the projector
(see page 108). If necessary, change your computer’s resolution
setting as described below.
Only part of the computer image is displayed.
■
Press the Resize button on the control panel or remote control.
■
Make sure the image Position setting is correct on the Video
menu. See page 70 for more information.
■
If you’ve connected a second computer, make sure the BNC
option in the Setting menu is set to RGB. See page 79.
■
If you’re using a Macintosh adapter to connect the cable to your
computer’s video-out port, make sure the DIP switches on the
adapter are set correctly. (See your Macintosh documentation for
instructions.)
■
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 108 by doing the following:
■
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■
Windows:
Right-click the desktop, select Properties, click the Settings
tab, and use the dialog box to select a different resolution.
■
Macintosh:
On the Apple menu, choose Control Panels, then click
Monitors and Sound. Select a different resolution.
You also may need to modify existing presentation files if you
created them for a different resolution. See your software
documentation for specific information.
The image isn’t square, but trapezoid-shaped.
■
Make sure the projector isn’t placed off to one side of the screen,
at an angle. Place the projector directly in front of the center of
the screen, facing the screen squarely.
■
If you’ve tilted the projector upward by extending the legs, the
image will be broader at the top. Hold down the + or – side of the
Keystone button on top of the projector until the image is
square.
The image contains static or noise.
■
If you’ve connected a device to the Computer 2/Component
Video port, make sure the BNC option in the Setting menu is
correct. See page 79.
■
If you’re using a computer cable longer than 6 feet, the image
quality may be reduced.
■
Keep your computer and video cables separated from the power
cord as much as possible to prevent interference.
■
The video signal may be split between the computer and the
projector. If you notice a decline in the projected image quality
when the image is displayed simultaneously on your laptop
computer and the projector, turn off the laptop’s LCD display.
The image is blurry.
■
There may be dirt or smears on the lens. Clean the lens as
described on page 84.
■
Adjust the focus using the focus ring.
■
Adjust the Sharpness setting in the Video menu (see page 71). If
you’re projecting from a computer, you may also need to adjust
the Tracking and Sync as described in the next section. If you
don’t like the new settings, you can always select Reset to return
to the factory default settings.
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You see vertical stripes or the image still looks blurry after
trying the solutions in the previous section.
note
The tracking and sync settings
match the projector’s internal
clock to the computer’s display
signal. If you use the projector
with different computers, you
can save the projector’s
settings for each computer and
recall them whenever needed
using the Preset option. See
page 71.
■
If you’re projecting from a computer and displaying an image that
contains a lot of fine detail (such as the body of a letter), you may
notice one or more vertical stripes or bands, or some of the
characters may look heavy or blurred. Press Auto on the remote
control or the Enter button on the control panel. This resets
the projector’s tracking and sync settings.
■
If further adjustment is needed, you can fine-tune the Tracking
and Sync settings manually using the buttons on the control
panel (or using the Video menu as described on page 70):
1. Fill the screen with an image containing fine detail when
making these adjustments. For example, in Windows you can
click Start, Settings, and Control Panel, then double-click
Display; select a pattern to appear as your desktop
background. If this option isn’t available, try projecting black
text on a white background (such as a letter).
2. Press the Tracking – and Tracking + buttons to eliminate
vertical stripes.
Menu
Esc
Sync.
king
Trac
Tracking
S y n c.
3. Press the Sync – and Sync + buttons to increase the
sharpness of the image.
Menu
Esc
Sync.
king
Trac
Tracking
S y n c.
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The colors of the image are not right.
■
■
The color balance may be incorrect. If you’re displaying a
computer image, use the Gamma option in the projector’s Video
menu to adjust the balance of red, green, and blue. If you’re
displaying video, adjust the Color, Tint, and Gamma settings on
the Video menu. Also try adjusting the Color Setting option in
the Advanced menu.
Check your computer display settings to correct the color balance.
note
Because of the different
technologies used, your
projected image may not
exactly match the colors on
your laptop or computer
monitor.
There is no sound.
■
Try turning up the volume. Hold down the Shift button and
press the right side of the Volume button (control panel) or press
the right side of the Volume button (remote control).
■
Make sure the A/V Mute button is not enabled.
■
If you’re using a VCR or other video source, make sure the
volume is not turned all the way down or muted. Also, make sure
the cables are connected correctly, as described in Chapter 1.
■
If your presentation includes computer audio, make sure the
volume control on your computer is not turned all the way down
or muted. Make sure the audio cable is securely connected to both
the projector and your computer’s
headphone jack or
audio out jack. See page 24.
■
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 right-clicking the sound icon on your Windows
desktop.
■
The wrong source may be selected. Press the Comp/Easy-MP or
Video button on the control panel—or the Comp1,
Comp2/YCbCr, Easy-MP, or Video button on the remote
control—to select the proper source. Allow a few seconds for the
projector to sync up after pressing the button.
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Solving Problems with the Remote
Control
The projector doesn’t respond to remote control commands.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
■
Make sure the remote control is turned on.
■
Make sure you are within 30 feet of the projector, have a direct
line-of-sight to the projector’s front or back sensor, and are no
more than 30° to the left or right, or 15° above or below, the
sensor.
■
The remote control batteries may not be installed correctly or may
be low on power. To test the batteries, press the
light button.
The other buttons on the remote should light up temporarily. If
they don’t, you need to change the batteries.
■
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.
■
Turn off any nearby equipment that emits infrared energy, such
as a radiant room heater.
5
1
2
on/off
switch
Enter
Esc
You can’t control the mouse pointer with the remote
control.
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■
Make sure the mouse cable is securely connected to both your
computer’s mouse port (using the main cable) and the projector’s
mouse port. See Chapter 1 for details.
■
Make sure you’ve used the correct cable. The PS/2 mouse cable
and Macintosh mouse cable look the same, but they aren’t
identical. Check the label on the end of the cable.
Solving Problems with EasyMP.net
You cannot find the projector on your network.
■
Make sure the projector is plugged into a power outlet (the
projector doesn’t have to be turned on, though).
■
Make sure the network cable is connected.
■
If you have more than one projector on the network, make sure
each one is given a unique name. (See page 50.)
■
Make sure the projector is on the same subnet as the system you
are using to access it.
You cannot send your presentation to the projector.
■
Make sure the projector is available to the network, as described
above. If in doubt, test the network connection as described on
page 51.
■
Make sure the memory card is inserted in the projector’s
PCMCIA slot. See page 16.
Some of the projector’s network settings seem to have no
effect.
When you use DHCP to assign the projector’s IP address, the address
appears as all zeroes on the Easy Configuration screen; this is normal.
Also, when you enter a WINS address, it won’t appear as a listed
address on your WINS server.
You can’t access the projector using EMP Link V.
You must be connected to the projector using either a direct serial
cable connection or via your network; you cannot use USB. See
page 64.
Solving Problems 101
You’ve copied your presentation to the projector, but it
doesn’t show up in Easy View.
Make sure the presentation file is in one of the compatible formats
described in the User’s Guide.
Projected images don’t fit on the screen.
Select Fit to screen in Easy View, as described in the User’s Guide.
Your presentation doesn’t look exactly the same as it did on
your computer screen.
Certain PowerPoint special effects are unavailable when using
EasyMP.net, including sound effects. Microsoft Word and Excel files
may not display with the same font you used on your computer. See
page 122 for more information.
The remote control’s highlighting tools don’t work when
using EasyMP.net.
The numbered buttons on the remote control can be used to highlight
images only when you’re projecting directly from a computer or video
source. Use EasyMP’s highlighting tools instead, as described in the
User’s Guide.
When using the EMP Tablet software, you can’t move the
cursor all the way to the edge of the screen.
You may need to move or resize the EMP Tablet window on your
computer’s desktop. You can also drag the toolbar out of the way, if
necessary.
When using EMP Scenario, you can’t drag a PowerPoint file
into the scenario window.
You have to double-click the PowerPoint file in EMP Scenario’s file
window to open the individual slides; then drag each slide from the
thumbnail window into the scenario window.
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Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical assistance through electronic support
services and automated telephone services 24 hours a day:
■
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s product support page
at http://support.epson.com. After selecting your product, you
can view frequently asked questions and answers, download
product documentation, and receive technical advice through
e-mail.
■
A variety of automated telephone services are available 24 hours a
day, seven days a week. To use these services, you must have a
touch tone telephone and call (800) 922-8911.
Telephone Support Services
To use the EPSON PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661
and enter the PIN on the EPSON PrivateLine Support card included
in your Owner’s Kit. This is the fastest way of speaking to a live
representative, and it’s free. This service is available 6 AM to 6 PM,
Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, for the duration of your
warranty period.
You may also speak with a projector support specialist by dialing one
of these numbers:
■
U.S.: (562) 276-4394, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
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Canada: (905) 709-3839, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Solving Problems 103
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
■
Product name (EPSON PowerLite 8150i)
■
Product serial number (located on the bottom of the projector)
■
Video source (computer, DVD player, etc.) and how it’s
connected
■
Description of the problem
You can purchase screens, carrying cases, and other accessories
from EPSON by calling (800) 873-7766; in Canada, please call
(800) 873-7766 for dealer referral. To purchase accessories online
or view EPSON’s complete product catalog, visit the EPSON StoreSM
at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). To see our full line of
multimedia projectors, go to www.epson.com/mul_proj.
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Solving Problems
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Technical Specifications
General
Type of display
Poly-silicon Thin Film Transistor (TFT)
Size of liquid
crystal panels
Diagonal: 1.3 inches (33.6 mm)
Lens
F=1.7–2.3, f=49–63 mm
Resolution
1024 × 768 pixels
Color reproduction
24 bit, 16.7 million colors
Brightness
3200 lumens (ANSI)
Image size
Wide angle: 28 to 300 inches
(at 3.3 to 37.3 feet distance)
Tele angle: 21 to 300 inches
(at 3.1 to 48.1 feet distance)
Projection distance
3.1 to 48.1 feet (0.9 to 14.6 meters)
Projection methods
Front, rear, upside-down (ceiling mount)
Internal speaker
system
3-watt stereo speakers
Optical aspect ratio
4:3 (horizontal : vertical)
Zoom ratio
1:1.3
Keystone correction
angle
±
30° (ratio: 10.0 to 5.5)
Technical Specifications 105
Projection Lamp
Type
UHE (Ultra High Efficiency)
Power consumption
230 W
Lamp life
About 2000 hours
Part number
ELPLP11
Remote Control
Range
32.8 feet (10 meters)
Batteries
Alkaline AA (2)
Mouse Compatibility
Supports PS/2, USB, serial, ADB
Remote IR Receiver
Supports EPSON Remote IR Receiver, 10-foot cable (typical use for
rear screen projection)
Dimensions
Height
6.1 inches (157 mm)
Width
12 inches (305 mm)
Depth
17.6 inches (448 mm)
Weight
18.3 lb (8.3 kg)
Electrical
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Technical Specifications
Rated frequency
50/60 Hz
Power supply
100 to 120 VAC, 4.0 A
200 to 240 VAC, 2.0 A
Power consumption
Operating: 360 W
Standby: 8.5 W
Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 41 to 104° F (5 to 40° C),
non-condensing
Storage: 14 to 140° F (–10 to 60° C),
non-condensing
Humidity
Operating: 20 to 80% RH,
non-condensing
Storage: 10 to 90% RH,
non-condensing
Safety
United States
FCC Part 15J Class B
UL1950 Rev. 3
Canada
DOC SOR/88-475
CSA C22.2 No. 950 Rev. 3
CE Marking
Directive 89/336/EEC
EN 55022 Class B
EN 50082-1
Directive 73/23/EEC
EN 60950
Technical Specifications 107
Supported Computers and Video Formats
You can connect the projector to a wide range of computers, including
IBM® compatible PCs and laptops, Apple® Macintosh, Power
Macintosh series (including G3 and G4 systems), PowerBook
computers, many iMac and iBook series systems, and high-end
workstations such as the Sun® SPARCstation.™
The projector supports computer displays ranging from VGA through
UXGA. EPSON’s patented SizeWise™ chip automatically resizes
images as needed to display in the projector’s native format. The
projector also supports the new Digital Visual Interface (DVI) format,
as well as NTSC, PAL, SECAM, and HDTV international video
standards.
To project images output from a computer, make sure the computer’s
video card is set at a refresh rate (vertical frequency) that’s compatible
with the projector; see the following table for compatible formats.
Note that the frequencies of some computers may not allow images to
display correctly; see your computer’s documentation for details.
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Technical Specifications
Mode
Resolution
Frequency
H(KHz)/V(Hz)
Dot
(MHz)
VGACGA
VGAEGA
640 x 400
640 x 350
31.46 / 70
31.46 / 70
25.175
25.175
NEC400
640 x 400
24.83 / 56.65
21.053
VGA60
VGA72
VGA75
VGA85
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
640 x 480
31.469 / 59.94
37.861 / 72.809
37.5 / 75
48.269 / 85.008
25.175
31.5
31.5
36
SVGA56
SVGA60
SVGA72
SVGA75
SVGA85
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
800 x 600
35.156 / 56.25
37.879 / 60.317
48.077 / 72.188
46.875 / 75
53.674 / 85.061
36
40
50
49.5
56.25
XGA43i
XGA60
XGA70
XGA75
XGA85
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
35.522 / 86.958
48.363 / 60.004
56.476 / 70.069
60.023 / 75.029
68.677 / 84.997
44.9
65
75
78.75
94.5
Mode
Resolution
Frequency
H(KHz)/V(Hz)
Dot
(MHz)
SXGA1_70
SXGA1_75
SXGA1_85
1152 x 864
1152 x 864
1152 x 864
63.851 / 70.012
67.5 / 75
77.094 / 84.999
94.5
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121.5
SXGA2_60
SXGA2_75
SXGA2_85
1280 x 960
1280 x 960
1280 x 960
60 / 60
75 / 75
85.938 / 85.002
108
126
148.5
SXGA3_43i
SXGA3_60
SXGA3_75
SXGA_85
1280 x 1024
1280 x 1024
1280 x 1024
1280 x 1024
46.433 / 86.871
63.981 / 60.02
79.976 / 75.025
91.146 / 85.024
78.75
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135
157.5
UXGA48i
UXGA60
UXGA65
UXGA70
UXGA75
UXGA80
UXGA85
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
62.5 / 96.080
75 / 60
81.25 / 65
87.5 / 70
93.75 / 75
100 / 80
103.25 / 85
135
162
175.5
189
202.5
202.5
202.5
MACLC13
MACII13
MAC16
MAC19-60
MAC19
MAC21
640 x 480
640 x 480
832 x 624
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1152 x 870
34.975 / 66.62
35 / 66.67
49.725 / 74.55
48.193 / 59.28
60.241 / 74.93
68.682 / 75.062
31.33
30.24
57.28
64
80
100
HDTV480P
(ANSI/SMPTE)
720 x 483
31.469 / 59.940
27
HDTV480P (ATSC)
704 x 480
31.469 / 59.940
27
HDTV480I
(ANSI/SMPTE)
720 x 487
15.734 / 59.940
13.5
HDTV480I (ATSC)
704 x 480
15.734 / 59.940
13.5
HDTV720P
(SMPTE)
1280 x 720
44.955 / 59.940
74.176
HDTV1080P
(ANSI/SMPTE)
1920 x 1080
67.433/ 59.940
148.352
HDTV1080I
(ANSI/SMPTE)
1920 x 1080
33.716 / 59.940
74.176
Technical Specifications 109
Mode
Resolution
Frequency
H(KHz)/V(Hz)
Dot
(MHz)
NTSC (SXGA)
NTSC (XGA)
1366 x 438
1024 x 438
15.734 / 60
15.734 / 60
28.486
20.89
PAL (SXGA)
PAL (XGA)
1366 x 512
1024 x 512
15.625 / 50
15.625 / 50
28.846
21.154
SECAM (SXGA)
SECAM (XGA)
1366 x 512
1024 x 512
15.625 / 50
15.625 / 50
28.846
21.154
Interface Connectors
Computer 1
switch
DVI connector
VGA (video in) connector
Computer 1
BNC connectors (for
Computer 2 or component
video source)
Computer 2 /Component Video
optional remote
receiver connector
R/Cr/Pr
G/Y
B/Cb/Pb
H/C Sync
Audio 1 connector
Audio
Remote
Mouse/Com
connector
S-Video
S-Audio/Audio2
Video
L-Audio-R
left and right audio
connectors
Monitor Out
Stack Out
Monitor Out connector
Stack Out connector
S-Video/Audio 2
connector
Technical Specifications
Component video
connector
Mouse/Com
S-Video connector
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V Sync
Computer Video Port Pin Assignments
The Computer 1 analog port (the VGA port on the right side of the
projector) and the Monitor Out port are female video RGB, 15-pin
micro-D-style connectors. Here are their pin assignments:
Pin no.
Computer 1 port
Monitor Out port
1
Red video
Red out / red video
2
Green video
Green out / green video
3
Blue video
Blue out / blue video
4
Monitor (ID bit 2)
Reserved
5
GND
GND
6
Red video GND
GND
7
Green video GND
GND
8
Blue video GND
GND
9
+5 V
Reserved
10
Synchronous GND
GND
11
Monitor (ID bit 0)
Reserved
12
SDA
Reserved
13
Horizontal sync
Horizontal sync
14
Vertical sync
Vertical sync
15
Reserved
Vertical sync
Technical Specifications 111
Image Size and Projection Distance
note
The formulas given here are
for when the projector is
placed flat, without tilting it
up at the screen (see page 17).
If you tilt it up by extending
the feet or use electronic
keystone correction, your
image size may vary.
Use the formulas given below either to find out how large your image
will be when you know the distance from the projector to the screen,
or to find out how far from the screen to place the projector if you
want an image of a certain size. Since the size of the image can be
changed by rotating the zoom ring, formulas are given for calculating
both the minimum and maximum sizes.
Standard Lens
To determine the diagonal size of an image when you know the
projection distance:
■
Inches:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.6676 × projection distance) + 1.8
Minimum diagonal size = (0.5173 × projection distance) + 1.4
■
Centimeters:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.6676 × projection distance) + 4.6
Minimum diagonal size = (0.5173 × projection distance) + 3.6
To determine the projection distance when you know the diagonal
size of the screen image:
■
Inches:
Maximum projection distance = (1.498 × diagonal size) – 2.7
Minimum projection distance = (1.933 × diagonal size) – 2.7
■
Centimeters:
Maximum projection distance = (1.498 × diagonal size) – 6.9
Minimum projection distance = (1.933 × diagonal size) – 6.9
Long Throw Zoom Lens (ELPLL02)
To determine the diagonal size of an image when you know the
projection distance:
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Inches:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.487 × projection distance) + 2.3
Minimum diagonal size = (0.286 × projection distance) + 1.5
■
Centimeters:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.487 × projection distance) + 5.9
Minimum diagonal size = (0.286 × projection distance) + 3.7
To determine the projection distance when you know the diagonal
size of the screen image:
■
Inches:
Maximum projection distance = (3.492 × diagonal size) – 5.1
Minimum projection distance = (2.053 × diagonal size) – 4.8
■
Centimeters:
Maximum projection distance = (3.492 × diagonal size) – 12.9
Minimum projection distance = (2.053 × diagonal size) – 12.2
Extra Long Throw Zoom Lens (ELPLL03)
To determine the diagonal size of an image when you know the
projection distance:
■
Inches:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.231 × projection distance) + 2.2
Minimum diagonal size = (0.171 × projection distance) + 1.7
■
Centimeters:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.231 × projection distance) + 5.7
Minimum diagonal size = (0.171 × projection distance) + 4.2
To determine the projection distance when you know the diagonal
size of the screen image:
■
Inches:
Maximum projection distance = (4.331 × diagonal size) – 9.7
Minimum projection distance = (5.850 × diagonal size) – 9.7
■
Centimeters:
Maximum projection distance = (4.331 × diagonal size) – 24.5
Minimum projection distance = (5.850 × diagonal size) – 24.7
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Short Throw Zoom Lens (ELPLW01)
To determine the diagonal size of an image when you know the
projection distance:
■
Inches:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.876 × projection distance) + 3.8
Minimum diagonal size = (0.730 × projection distance) + 3.0
■
Centimeters:
Maximum diagonal size = (0.876 × projection distance) + 9.6
Minimum diagonal size = (0.730 × projection distance) + 7.7
To determine the projection distance when you know the diagonal
size of the screen image:
■
Inches:
Maximum projection distance = (1.369 × diagonal size) – 4.1
Minimum projection distance = (1.142 × diagonal size) – 4.3
■
Centimeters:
Maximum projection distance = (1.369 × diagonal size) – 10.5
Minimum projection distance = (1.142 × diagonal size) – 11.0
Fixed Short Throw Lens (ELPLR01)
To determine the diagonal size of an image when you know the
projection distance:
■
Inches:
Diagonal size = (1.239 × projection distance) + 3.4
■
Centimeters:
Diagonal size = (1.239 × projection distance) + 8.7
To determine the projection distance when you know the diagonal
size of the screen image:
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■
Inches:
Projection distance = (0.807 × diagonal size) – 2.8
■
Centimeters:
Projection distance = (0.807 × diagonal size) – 7.0
8
Notices
T
his chapter 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 attachments only as recommended.
■
Use the type of power source indicated on the projector. If you are
not sure of the power available, consult your dealer or power
company.
■
Place the projector near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily
unplugged.
Placez le projecteur près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche peut être
débranchée facilement.
■
Insert the projector’s three-wire grounding-type plug into a
properly grounded outlet. If you have a two-prong outlet, contact
an electrician to replace it. Do not hold the plug with wet hands.
■
Take the following precautions for the plug. Failure to comply
with these precautions could result in sparks or fire: Do not insert
the plug into an outlet with dust present. Insert the plug firmly
into the outlet.
■
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles. This can cause fire or electric shock.
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Notices
■
Do not place the projector where the cord can be walked on. This
may result in fraying or damage to the plug.
■
Unplug the projector from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use a
damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
■
Do not block the slots and openings in the projector case. They
provide ventilation and prevent the projector from overheating.
Do not operate the projector on a sofa, rug, or other soft surface,
or in a closed-in cabinet unless proper ventilation is provided.
■
Never push objects of any kind through cabinet slots. Never spill
liquid of any kind into the projector.
■
Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do not
attempt to service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel. Opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltages and other hazards.
■
Unplug the projector during lightning storms or when it will not
be used for extended periods.
■
Do not place the projector and remote control on top of
heat-producing equipment or in a hot location.
■
Unplug the projector from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions: When
the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed. If liquid has been
spilled into the projector, or if it has been exposed to rain or
water. If it does not operate normally when you follow the
operating instructions, or if it exhibits a distinct change in
performance, indicating a need for service. If it has been dropped
or the housing has been damaged.
■
If you use the projector in a country other than where you
purchased it, use the correct power cable for that country.
Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15
Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or
CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B
Personal Computers
We:
Located at:
Tel:
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
MS: 6-43
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
(562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein,
complies with 47CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B
digital device. Each product marketed, is identical to the
representative unit tested and found to be compliant with the
standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the equipment
being produced can be expected to be within the variation accepted,
due to quantity production and testing on a statistical basis as required
by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
EPSON
Type of Product: LCD Projector
Model:
EMP-8150/ELP-8150
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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this
equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause
interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this
equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded
equipment interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than
one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
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End-User License Agreement for
Microsoft Software
IMPORTANT—READ CAREFULLY: This End-User License Agreement
(“EULA”) is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single
entity) and the manufacturer, SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
(“EPSON”) of the special purpose computing device (“DEVICE”) you
acquired which includes certain Microsoft software product(s) licensed to
EPSON and installed in the DEVICE (“SOFTWARE”). The SOFTWARE
includes computer software, the associated media (including recovery media),
any printed materials, and any “online” or electronic documentation and are
protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as
other intellectual property laws and treaties. The SOFTWARE is licensed,
not sold. Any software provided along with the SOFTWARE that is
associated with a separate end-user license agreement is licensed to you under
the terms of that license agreement. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS
EULA, EPSON AND MICROSOFT LICENSING, INC. OR ITS
AFFILIATES (“MS”) ARE NOT WILLING TO LICENSE THE
SOFTWARE TO YOU. DO NOT USE THE DEVICE OR COPY THE
SOFTWARE. INSTEAD, PROMPTLY CONTACT EPSON FOR
INSTRUCTIONS ON RETURNING THE UNUSED DEVICE(S) FOR
A REFUND. ANY USE OF THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO USE ON THE DEVICE, WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR
AGREEMENT TO THIS EULA (OR RATIFICATION OF ANY
PREVIOUS CONSENT).
Software License
GRANT OF LICENSE. The SOFTWARE is licensed, not sold. This EULA
grants you the following rights to the SOFTWARE:
1.
You may use the SOFTWARE only on the DEVICE.
2.
NOT FAULT TOLERANT. The software is not fault tolerant. EPSON has
independently determined how to use the software in the device, and MS has
relied upon epson to conduct sufficient testing to determine that the software is
suitable for such use.
3.
NO WARRANTIES FOR THE SOFTWARE. The SOFTWARE is provided
“as is” and with all faults. The entire risk as to satisfactory quality, performance,
accuracy, and effort (including lack of negligence) is with you. Also, there is no
warranty against interference with your enjoyment of the SOFTWARE or
against infringement. If you have received any warranties regarding the device or
the SOFTWARE, those warranties do not originate from, and are not binding
on, MS.
Notices 119
4.
NOTE ON JAVA SUPPORT. The SOFTWARE may contain support for
programs written in Java. Java technology is not fault tolerant and is not
designed, manufactured, or intended for use or resale as online control
equipment in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance, such as in
the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communication systems,
air traffic control, direct life support machines or weapons systems, in which the
failure of Java technology could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe
physical or environmental damage. Sun Microsystems, Inc. has contractually
obligated MS to make this disclaimer.
5.
NO LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN DAMAGES. Except as prohibited by law,
MS shall have no liability for an indirect, special, consequential or incidental
damages arising from or in connection with the use or performance of the
SOFTWARE. This limitation shall apply even if any remedy fails of its essential
purpose. In no event shall MS be liable for any amount in excess of U.S. two
hundred fifty dollars (U.S. $250.00).
6.
LIMITATIONS ON REVERSE ENGINEERING, DECOMPILATION
AND DISASSEMBLY. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or
disassemble the SOFWTARE, except and only to the extent that such activity is
expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.
7.
SOFTWARE TRANSFER ALLOWED BUT WITH RESTRICTIONS. You
may permanently transfer rights under this EULA only as part of a permanent
sale or transfer of the DEVICE, and only if the recipient agrees to this EULA. If
the SOFTWARE is an upgrade, any transfer must also include all prior versions
of the SOFTWARE.
8.
EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. If these licensing terms are not labeled “North
America Only Version” and the SOFTWARE is not identified as “North
America Only Version” on the SOFTWARE packaging or other written
materials, then the following terms apply: Export of the SOFTWARE from the
United States is regulated by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR, 15
CFR 730-744) of the U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Export
Administration (BXA). You agree to comply with the EAR in the export or
re-export of the SOFTWARE: (i) to any country to which the U.S. has
embargoed or restricted the export of goods or services, which as of May 1999
includes, but are not necessarily limited to Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea,
Sudan, Syria and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (including Serbia, but not
Montenegro), or to any national of any such country, wherever located, who
intended to transmit or transport the SOFTWARE back to such country; (ii) to
any person or entity who you know or have reason to know will utilize the
SOFTWARE or portion thereof in the design, development or production of
nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons; or (iii) to any person or entity who has
been prohibited from participating in U.S. export transactions by any federal
agency of the U.S. government. You warrant and represent that neither the BXA
nor any other U.S. federal agency has suspended, revoked or denied your export
privileges. For additional information see http://www.microsoft.com/exporting/.
If the licensing terms are labeled “North America Only Versions” or if the
SOFTWARE is labeled “North America Only Version” on the SOFTWARE
packaging or other written material, then the following applies:
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Notices
The SOFTWARE contains strong encryption features. The SOFTWARE may
be distributed in the United States, its territories, possessions and dependencies,
and Canada without an export license. Export of the SOFTWARE from the
United States is regulated under “El controls” of the Export Administration
Regulations (EAR, 15 CFR 730-744) of the U.S.Commerce Department,
Bureau of Export Administration (BXA). An export license or applicable license
exception is required to export the SOFTWARE outside the United States or
Canada.
You agree that you will not directly or indirectly export or re-export the
SOFTWARE (or portions thereof) to any country, other than Canada, or to
any person or entity subject to U.S. export restrictions without first obtaining
a Commerce Department export license or determining that there is an
applicable license exception. You warrant and represent that neither the BXA
nor any other U.S. federal agency has suspended, revoked, or denied your
export privilege. For additional information see http://www.microsoft.com
/exporting/.
Notices 121
Restrictions on Features When Viewing
Microsoft Files
Certain display features may be unavailable when viewing presentations using
Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and RTF-format (Rich Text Format)
files. See each section below for specific information.
PowerPoint
The following restrictions apply when displaying PowerPoint files
incorporated into a scenario, and when directly opening PowerPoint files
with Easy View.
File format
The only file formats that can be played back are PowerPoint97 and 2000.
Template
There are cases where slide layout that contains media clips or graphs cannot
be displayed correctly.
Slide backgrounds
There are cases where slide backgrounds will not be displayed correctly when
external files are being used.
When external files are to be used in backgrounds, use BMP, JPEG or PNG
(excluding progressive type JPEG and PNG format) files.
Slide show
When “Fade Through Black” is set as the Slide Transition Effect, it will be
displayed as “Cover Down” instead.
When “Spiral” is set as the animation, it will be displayed as “Appear”
instead.
Files cannot be displayed as specified by the Set Up Show.
Action setting will not be displayed.
There are cases where operations will be slowed down if the animation effect
has been applied to fonts and images that have been specified as large sizes.
The colors cannot be amended after animations have been completed.
Fonts
Fonts that are not installed on the projector will be converted to the installed
font that is most similar.
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There are cases where symbol characters will not be displayed normally.
WordArt
Text edited with WordArt will be displayed with normal fonts.
Sound
Attached sounds (WAV format) cannot be played back.
Format (text boxes, auto shapes, diagrams)
Line styles: All lines, no matter how they are formatted, will be displayed as
single solid lines.
Line thickness: There are cases where certain specified thicknesses will not be
displayed.
Line patterns: A pattern will not be displayed when the pattern of a line is
specified.
Text boxes
Animation sound is enabled only for entire words.
Shading and 3D effects will not be displayed.
Top, centered and equal space alignments will not be displayed correctly.
Head characters of symbols may not be displayed correctly.
AutoShape
Shading and 3D effects will not be displayed.
There are cases where text will not be displayed in the correct position.
Graphs
Graph animation is not supported.
Picture
Picture (extended meta file) format inserted from files other than PowerPoint
files will not be displayed.
Microsoft Excel
The following restrictions apply when displaying Excel files incorporated into
a scenario, and when directly opening Excel files with Easy View.
File formats
The only file formats that can be played back are Excel 97 and 2000.
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Display
Headers and footers will not be displayed.
Fonts
Fonts that are not installed on the projector will be converted to the installed
font that is most similar.
Formats
Line styles: All lines, no matter how they are formatted, will be displayed as
single solid lines.
Line thickness: There are cases where certain specified thicknesses will not be
displayed.
The format settings will be disabled when “Not Display” is specified for a
sheet.
Backgrounds specified as sheet backgrounds from external files will not be
displayed.
Conditional format settings will be disabled.
Drawing, image and object display
There are cases where drawings inserted from external files will not be
displayed correctly.
Inserted objects will be disabled. Use Microsoft objects (except maps).
Inserted comments will be disabled.
Inserted hyperlinks will be disabled.
Text boxes and autoshapes placed in graph areas will not be displayed.
Graphs
There are certain graphs that will not be displayed, or for which 3D effects
will be displayed in 2D.
Graph fill effects will be disabled.
There are cases where explanatory notes and labels will not be displayed
correctly.
AutoShape
Shading and 3D effects will not be displayed.
Text boxes
Shadow and 3D effects will not be displayed.
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Tools
Macro settings will be disabled.
Amendments in the revision history will not be displayed.
Form settings will be disabled.
Data
Group and outline settings will be disabled.
Pivot tables will not be displayed.
WordArt
Text edited with WordArt will not be displayed.
Windows
The Freeze Panes option will be disabled.
Microsoft Word
The following restrictions apply when displaying Word files incorporated
into a scenario, and when directly opening Word files with Easy View.
File Format
The only file formats that can be played back are Word 97, 98 and 2000.
Files
The character count specification, character pitch setting, line count
specification and line pitch setting will be disabled.
Grid lines will not be displayed.
Display
There are cases where headers and footers will not be displayed correctly.
These can only be displayed with the print layout function.
Fonts
Fonts that are not installed on the projector will be converted to the installed
font that is most similar.
Inserts
Inserted comments will be disabled.
Inserted footnotes will be disabled.
Inserted hyperlinks will be disabled.
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There are cases where page numbers will not be displayed correctly.
Tab leaders will not be displayed.
Sound and video clip art and media clips cannot be played back.
Inserted auto text will not be displayed.
Certain special characters cannot be displayed.
Cross-references will be disabled.
Certain tables of contents cannot be displayed.
Tables of authorities will be disabled.
Certain inserted objects cannot be displayed. Use Microsoft objects.
Formats
All lines, no matter how they are formatted, will be displayed as single solid
lines.
Shading and 3D effects for ruled lines will not be displayed.
Certain character effects (outline characters, double cross-out lines,
animation settings, meshing) will be disabled.
There are cases where the settings for Indents and Spacing, Line and Page
Breaks, and Numbering will not be displayed correctly.
There are cases where line header effects will not be displayed correctly.
Fill effects will not be displayed.
Character pitch adjustment effects will be disabled.
Effects set by selecting Paragraph - Text Flow - Pagination will be disabled.
Effects set by selecting Format Picture - Trimming Range and Image Control
will be disabled.
Tables
Tables inserted within another table will not be displayed.
Character positions set by selecting Table Option - Alignment in Cells will
be disabled.
AutoShape
Certain autoshapes cannot be displayed.
Parts of pictures that are autoshaped may be lost when autoshapes are
transformed by rotating or using control points.
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WordArt
Text edited with WordArt will be displayed with normal fonts.
Rich Text Format (RTF)
The following restrictions apply when displaying RTF files incorporated into
a scenario, and when directly opening RTF files with Easy View.
Files
The character count specification, character pitch setting, line count
specification and line pitch setting will be disabled.
Grid lines will not be displayed.
Line numbers will not be displayed.
Section starting position settings will be disabled.
Display
There are cases where headers and footers will not be displayed correctly.
They can only be displayed with the print layout function.
Fonts
Fonts that are not installed on the projector will be converted to the installed
font that is most similar.
Inserts
Inserted comments will be disabled.
Inserted footnotes will be disabled.
Inserted hyperlinks will be disabled.
Text box frames will not be displayed.
There are cases where page numbers will not be displayed correctly.
Tab leaders will not be displayed.
Sound and video clip art and media clips cannot be played back.
Inserted stylized terms will not be displayed.
Certain special characters cannot be displayed.
Cross-referencing will be disabled.
Certain content styles cannot be displayed.
Quotation lists will be disabled.
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Certain inserted objects cannot be displayed. Use Microsoft objects.
Layout frames and objects inserted in the layout frames cannot be displayed.
Formats
All lines, no matter how they are formatted, will be displayed as single solid
lines.
Shading and 3D effects for ruled lines will not be displayed.
Certain character effects (outline characters, double cross-out lines,
animation settings, meshing) will be disabled.
There are cases where the settings for Indents and Spacing, Line and Page
Breaks, and Numbering will not be displayed correctly.
There are cases where line header effects will not be displayed correctly.
Filling effects will not be displayed.
Character pitch adjustment effects will be disabled.
Effects set by selecting Paragraph - Text Flow - Pagination will be disabled.
Effects set by selecting Format Picture - Trimming Range and Image Control
will be disabled.
Tables
Tables inserted within another table will not be displayed.
Fine adjustments to character positions inside tables will be disabled.
Page break setting in the middle of a line will be disabled.
AutoShapes
AutoShapes will not be displayed.
WordArt
Text edited with WordArt will not be displayed.
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Index
A
A/V Mute, 77, 79
Accessories, 12 to 14, 104
Adapter, Macintosh, 14, 20
Air filter, cleaning, 85
Anti-theft device, 17
Aspect ratio, 42, 105
Audio
adjusting tone, 72 to 73
adjusting volume, 43, 72 to 73
connecting source, 24, 28 to 29
problems, 99
Auto button, 70
B
Bass, adjusting, 72 to 73
Batteries, installing, 89
BNC, connecting a computer with, 25
Brightness
setting, 70
specification, 105
Browser, web, 65
C
Cables, 11, 18 to 30
Capturing image, 75 to 77
Carrying case, 90
Ceiling mount, 13, 16
Cleaning
air filter, 85
lens, 84
projector case, 84
Computers
connector pin assignments, 111
saving settings for, 71 to 72
supported, 108
Connecting projector
to a desktop PC, 19 to 24
to a DVI source, 26
to a high-end workstation, 26
to a video source, 27 to 30
to computer using BNC cables, 25
using S-video, 29
Contrast setting, 70
D
Date and time setting, 37
Default settings, restoring, 68, 81
DHCP, using, 50
Drawing tablet, connecting and using, 34
DVI (Digital Visual Interface)
connecting to, 26
optional cables, 13
E
EasyMP.net
Easy Configuration, 49, 66
Easy Menu, 66
switching to, 38 to 39
Electrical specifications, 106
EMP Link V, 9, 22 to 23, 63 to 65
EMP software
compatible systems, 52
EMP Tablet, 34
installing, 52 to 53
registering projector’s name in, 53 to 54
Environmental specifications, 107
EPSON
accessories, 13 to 14, 104
PrivateLine Support, 9, 103
technical support, 103 to 104
F
Focusing, 40
Foot release levers, 41
Index 129
G
Gamma setting, 70
H
HDTV, 109
Height of image, adjusting, 41 to 42
Help, 9, 103 to 104
Highlighting tools, 73 to 74
I
iBook, connecting to, 18
iMac, connecting to, 12
Image
adjusting, 40 to 42, 70 to 71
capturing and saving in projector, 75 to 77
correcting shape, 42, 78, 97
displaying on laptop screen, 94
focusing, 40
positioning, 41 to 42, 70
problems, 93 to 99
raising, 41 to 42
resizing, 42
size and projection distance, 112 to 114
size, minimum and maximum, 105
switching source, 38 to 39
zooming, 40
Interface devices, connecting, 34
K
Kensington anti-theft device, 17
Keyboard
software, 50 to 51
USB, 34
Keystone correction, 42, 97, 105
L
Lamp
number of hours used, 80
replacing, 86 to 88
specifications, 106
status light, 92
timer, resetting, 88
130
Index
Lens
cleaning, 84
options, 13, 112 to 114
specifications, 105
Lens shift knob, 41
Lights, status, 92 to 93
Logo, saving on projector, 75 to 77
Lumens (specification), 105
M
Macintosh adapter, 14, 20
Manuals, 10
Memory card, 32 to 33
Menu system
detailed description, 69 to 81
overview, 67 to 68
resetting menu options, 81
Monitor Out pin assignments, 111
Mouse cable, 22 to 23
Mouse, connecting to projector, 34
N
Network
configuring projector to, 48 to 50
connecting cable to projector, 32
creating shared folders on a remote drive,
55 to 61
designing and setting up, 31
establishing connection in projector
software, 52 to 54
testing connection, 51
No signal, 94
No-Signal Msg setting, 78
NTSC, 108 to 110
O
Optional parts, 13 to 14
P
PAL, 108 to 110
Password
to Easy Configuration, 49
to shared folder on remote hard drive, 58
Picture, see Image
Picture-in-picture video source, selecting, 78
Pin assignments, connector, 111
Positioning
image, 41 to 42
projector, 16 to 17, 112 to 114
Power
button, 37
consumption, 106
status light, 92
supply, 106
Preset
button, 72
option, 71 to 72
PrivateLine Support, 9, 103
Projector
carrying case, 90
changing settings from computer, 9,
64 to 66
cleaning, 84
configuring to network, 48 to 50
connecting with remote PC, 59 to 61,
64 to 66
distance from screen, 16 to 17, 105,
112 to 114
feet, adjusting height with, 41
lamp specifications, 106
options, 13 to 14
resolution, 105
software, see EMP software
switching picture source, 38 to 39
transporting, 90
troubleshooting, 91 to 102
turning off, 44
turning on, 36 to 37
unpacking, 11 to 12
viewing status information, 80
Projector case, cleaning, 84
R
Rear-screen projection, 16
Registration, 10
Remote control
installing batteries, 89
problems, 100
specifications, 106
Resetting menu options, 68, 81
Resizing image, 42
Resolution
setting, 71
specification, 105
S
Safety instructions, 115 to 116
SECAM, 108 to 110
Serial cable, 22 to 23
Shared folders, setting up, 55 to 61
Sharpness setting, 70
Sleep mode, 44, 79
Sound
adjusting tone, 72 to 73
adjusting volume, 72 to 73
problems, 99
Specifications
electrical, 106
environmental, 107
general, 105
lamp, 106
lens, 105
remote control, 106
safety, 107
Startup screen, creating, 75 to 77
Status lights, 92 to 93
SVGA, 108 to 110
S-video, connecting with, 29
Switching picture sources, 38 to 39
SXGA, 108 to 110
Synchronization, adjusting, 70, 98
T
Tablet, drawing, 34
TCP-IP, assigning address to projector,
46 to 50
Technical support, 103 to 104
Index 131
Temperature
requirements, 107
status light, 92 to 93
Time and date setting, 37
Tone setting, 72 to 73
Tracking, adjusting, 70, 98
Transporting projector, 90
Treble, adjusting, 72 to 73
Troubleshooting
EasyMP.net, 101
image problems, 93 to 99
remote control problems, 100
sound problems, 99
status lights, 92 to 93
Turning off projector, 44
Turning on projector, 36 to 37
U
Unpacking projector, 11 to 12
USB devices, connecting, 34
UXGA, 109
V
VGA, 108 to 110
Video
compatible formats, 108 to 110
connecting source, 27 to 30
display settings, viewing, 80
picture in picture, 78
port pin assignments, 111
Volume
adjusting, 43
setting, 72 to 73
W
Warning lights, 92 to 93
Warranty, 10
Web browser, 65
WINS address, 50
Workstation, connecting projector to, 26
X
XGA, 108 to 110
132
Index
Z
Zoom ratio (specification), 105
Zooming image, 40
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