User`s guide | Epson 821p Projector User Manual

Epson PowerLite 821p
Multimedia Projector
®
®
User’s Guide
Important Safety Information
WARNING: Never look into the projector lens when the lamp is turned on; the bright light can damage your eyes.
Never let children look into the lens when it is on. Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and
filter covers. Dangerous electrical voltages inside the projector can severely injure you. Except as specifically
explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
WARNING: The projector and its accessories come packaged in plastic bags. Keep plastic bags away from small
children to avoid any risk of suffocation.
Caution: When you replace the lamp, never touch the new lamp with your bare hands; the invisible residue left by
the oil on your hands may shorten the lamp life. Use a cloth or glove to handle the new lamp.
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Contents
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Getting the Most from Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Using Your Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Getting More Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Registration and Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Unpacking the Projector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Additional Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Optional Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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Setting Up the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Positioning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other Installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting with the VGA Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting with a VGA-5BNC Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the USB Cable for
Remote Mouse Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting an External Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing Sound Through the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to Video Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a Composite Video Source . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting an S-video Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting an RGB Video Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a Component Video Source . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing Sound Through the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Projecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Turning On Your Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Turning On the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Selecting the Image Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
What To Do If You See a Blank Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Focusing and Zooming Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Adjusting the Height of Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Adjusting the Image Shape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Adjusting the Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Correcting Computer Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Adjusting the Color Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Shutting Down the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Controlling the Picture and Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Switching Between Picture Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Turning Off the Picture and Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Stopping Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Zooming Your Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Changing the Image’s Aspect Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Using the Remote Control as a Wireless Mouse . . . . . . . . . . 47
Replacing the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Fine-tuning the Projector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Using the Projector’s Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Changing Menu Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Adjusting Colors and Clarity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Adjusting the Input Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Customizing Projector Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Selecting Projector Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Viewing Lamp Usage and Other Information. . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Using the Projector’s Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Your Own Screen Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting a Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning On the Password and User’s Logo . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Projector with a Password . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabling the Projector’s Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring the Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Maintaining and Transporting
the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cleaning the Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Projector Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting the Lamp Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Solving Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using On-Screen Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What To Do When the Lights Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Problems with the Image or Sound . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Password Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Problems with the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Problems with the Projector’s Buttons . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telephone Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Projection Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mouse Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety and Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Compatible Video Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Compatible Computer Display Formats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
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Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Remote Control Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
FCC Compliance Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
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Contents
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Welcome
The Epson
® Lite®
821p is a portable projector that offers up to 2600
ANSI lumens of brightness. From classrooms to boardrooms, your
full-color presentations and videos will be bright and visible even in
ordinary indoor lighting. With its whisper-quiet operation,
ease-of-use, and quick start up and shut down, the PowerLite 821p
ensures that your presentations come off without a hitch.
Additionally, its built-in speaker delivers powerful 5 watt audio,
making it perfect for presentations in large rooms.
Images are displayed at a native resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels. The
PowerLite 821p delivers accurate color, superior color saturation, and
incredibly vivid images and clear text. Support for S-video contributes
to theater-quality performance.
You can connect the projector to a wide range of computers, including
IBM®-compatible PCs and notebooks, Apple® Macintosh,® Power
Macintosh® series (including G3, G4, and G5 systems), PowerBook®
computers, and many iMac® and iBook® series systems. With Epson’s
patented SizeWise™ technology, the projector supports computer
displays ranging from VGA through UXGA.
You can connect any of the following video sources: HDTV, VCR,
DVD player, gaming console (such as Microsoft® Xbox,™ Sony®
PlayStation® 2, and Nintendo GameCube™), camcorder, digital
camera, or laser disc player. The PowerLite 821p supports NTSC,
PAL, and SECAM video formats.
You can connect up to four devices to the projector at the same time.
The source buttons let you easily switch among them, and a dedicated
audio port for each source lets you automatically switch sound when
you switch video. With the projector’s Source Search button, you
don’t even have to identify your input source. Just press the button
repeatedly until you see the image you want on the screen.
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To prevent unauthorized use of your PowerLite 821p, you can assign
a password, create a user logo which is displayed at startup to identify
the projector, and disable the projector’s buttons through the
Operation Lock feature. For more information about security features,
see page 62.
Getting the Most from Your Projector
Depending on your presentation, you can take advantage of any or all
of these options:
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Connecting to a notebook or other computer
If you want to connect the projector to a notebook or desktop
computer, see page 16. For additional presentation control, you
can connect the USB cable to the projector for running slide
shows, and connect an external monitor to view the presentation
on your computer simultaneously.
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Connecting to video sources
You can connect a DVD player, VCR, HDTV, camcorder, laser
disc player, digital camera, and other video sources to your
projector. See page 22 for instructions.
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Using the remote control
The remote control lets you switch from computer to video
sources, zoom in on part of your image, freeze or mute the
presentation, and adjust many other projector features. For
details, see Chapter 3.
By connecting the USB mouse cable included with your
projector, you can also use the remote control as a wireless mouse.
This lets you click through computer-based presentations (such as
PowerPoint®) from up to 20 feet away. For more information, see
page 47.
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Including sound in your presentation
If your presentation includes sound, you can connect the audio
cable that came with your projector to use the projector’s built-in
speaker. See page 21.
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Welcome
Using Your Documentation
Your documentation includes a Quick Setup sheet, warranty
brochures, and Epson PrivateLine® Support card.
The Quick Setup sheet gives instructions to quickly set up your
projector and connect it to a notebook, iBook, or PowerBook
computer.
This book contains all the information you need to set up and use
your projector. Please follow these guidelines as you read through it:
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Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
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Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
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Notes contain important information about your projector.
Getting More Information
Need tips on giving presentations? How about quick steps for setting
up your projector? Here’s where you can look for help:
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www.presentersonline.com
Includes a library of articles covering presentation tips, tricks, and
technology. The site provides templates, clip art and sound clips,
as well as Presenters Services to use on the road. Even more
resources and services are available if you register to join the
Presenters Club®—and it’s free.
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built-in help system
Press the Help button on the remote control or projector to get
quick solutions for common problems. See page 77 for details.
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support.epson.com
Download FAQs (frequently-asked questions) and e-mail your
questions to Epson support.
If you still need help after checking this User’s Guide and the sources
listed above, you can use the Epson PrivateLine Support service to get
help fast. Call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on your PrivateLine
Support card. See page 91 for more information.
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Registration and Warranty
Your projector comes with a basic carry-in warranty and an
international warranty that let you project with confidence anywhere
in the world. For details, see page 104 and the warranty brochure that
came with your projector.
In addition, Epson offers free Extra CareSM Road Service. In the
unlikely event of an equipment failure, you won’t have to wait for
your unit to be repaired. Instead, Epson will ship you a replacement
unit anywhere in the United States or Canada, usually via overnight
delivery. See the Extra Care Road Service brochure for details.
To register, complete the registration form that came with your
projector and mail it to Epson. Or register your product online at:
http://www.epson.com/webreg
Registering also lets you receive special updates on new accessories,
products, and services.
Unpacking the Projector
After unpacking the projector, make sure you have all these items:
Projector
Power cord
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Remote control and batteries
VGA computer cable
Audio adapter
Documentation
USB cable
Save all packaging in case you need to ship the projector. Always use
the original packaging (or equivalent) when you need to send the
projector to another location.
Additional Components
Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you may need
additional components:
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To receive an S-video signal, you need an S-video cable. One is
usually provided with your video device, or you can purchase it
from Epson. See page 12.
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To receive a component video signal from a VCR or other video
device, you need a D-sub, 15-pin, VGA-to-component video
cable, which is available from Epson. See page 12.
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Some older PowerBooks and Macintosh desktop models may
need the Macintosh adapter set shown on page 17 (available from
Epson; see page 12). Older iMac systems may need a special
adapter to provide a VGA output port; see your computer dealer.
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Optional Accessories
note
To purchase a replacement
remote control, call
(562) 276-4394 (U.S.) or
(905) 709-3839 (for dealer
referral in Canada).
To enhance your use of the projector, Epson provides the following
optional accessories:
Product
Product number
Replacement lamp
V13H010L30
Air filter replacement set
V13H134A06
Samsonite® wheeled soft case
ELPKS35
ATA molded hardshell case
ELPKS51
Component video cable
S-video cable
ELPKC19
ELPSV01
Macintosh adapter set
ELPAP01
Distribution amplifier
ELPDA01
50-inch portable screen
60-inch portable pop-up screen
80-inch portable pop-up screen
83.6-inch hanging pull-down screen
ELPSC06
ELPSC07
ELPSC08
ELPSC09
Image presentation camera
High resolution document camera
V12H162020
V12H064020
Kensington® security lock
ELPSL01
Ceiling mount
False ceiling plate
Suspension adapter
Security bracket/cabling for gyro lock mounts
Adjustable ceiling channel
ELPMB36
ELPMBFCP
ELPMBAPL
ELPMBSEC
ELPMBACC
You can purchase these accessories from your dealer, by calling
Epson at (800) 873-7766, or by visiting the Epson StoreSM
at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
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his chapter tells you how to set up the projector and connect it to a
computer or video source. You can connect up to four devices
simultaneously: four video sources, one computer and three video
sources, or two computers and two video sources.
You’ll find instructions for the following in this chapter:
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Positioning the projector
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Connecting to a computer
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Connecting to video sources
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Positioning the Projector
Before connecting the projector, you
need to decide where to place it. If
you’re setting up the projector yourself
and it isn’t already installed in the
room you’re using, you’ll probably
want to place it on a table in front of
the screen, as shown.
This lets you stand in the front of the room, face the audience, and
remain close enough to the equipment to be able to control it. Try to
leave as much space as possible between the projector and the screen to
get a good-size image.
Place the projector somewhere between 3 and 48 feet from the screen.
Use the figure below to help you determine exactly how far. Image size
increases with distance, but can vary depending on how you’ve
adjusted the optical zoom and other settings.
note
You can download the
Projection Distance
Calculator program from
the Drivers & Downloads
link for your projector at
http://support.epson.com.
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29.8 to 48.3 feet
5.8 to 9.5 feet
2.8 to 4.7 feet
Also keep these considerations in mind:
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Place the projector on a sturdy, level surface.
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Make sure there is plenty of space for ventilation around and
under the projector. Do not set the projector on top of loose
papers that could block the vents under the projector.
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Make sure the projector is within 6 feet of a grounded electrical
outlet or extension cord.
Try to place the projector directly in front of the center of the screen,
facing the screen squarely. If the projector isn’t positioned this way,
the image will be “keystone” shaped, instead of square or rectangular.
If you place the projector below the level of the screen, you’ll have to
tilt it up by extending the front adjustable foot, as described on
page 37. This also causes the image to lose its rectangular shape, but
the Auto Keystone feature corrects the distortion automatically. If the
image does not regain its rectangular shape, the tilt angle is greater
than 15° or the Auto Keystone feature may have been disabled. To
turn it on, see page 58. To adjust it manually, see page 38.
note
The Auto Keystone feature
corrects vertical distortion
automatically. For more
information, see page 38.
Other Installations
You can also project from behind the screen or from the ceiling, with
the projector mounted upside-down:
Rear projection (using a
translucent screen)
Rear/ceiling projection (using
a translucent screen)
Front/ceiling projection
To project from overhead, you’ll need the optional ceiling mount
hardware. (See page 12 for ordering information.) You’ll also need to
select Front/Ceiling or Rear/Ceiling for the Projection option in the
Extended menu. To project from the rear, select Rear. See page 59 for
more information.
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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 23.
note
You cannot connect your
computer to the projector
using only a USB cable. To
receive signals from the
computer, you must connect
it with the VGA cable that
came with your projector or a
VGA–5BNC cable.
Connecting the USB cable
lets you use the remote control
as a wireless mouse.
You can connect the PowerLite projector to any computer that has a
standard VGA or BNC monitor port, including PC notebook
computers, Macintosh PowerBooks and iBooks, and hand-held
devices. You can connect two computers at the same time.
Follow the instructions in this section to:
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Connect the projector to your computer with the VGA cable
included with the projector.
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Connect the projector to your computer with a
commercially-available VGA–5BNC cable.
After connecting the projector to your computer, you may also
want to:
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Connect the USB cable that came with your projector so that you
can use the remote control as a wireless mouse; see page 19.
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Connect a monitor to the projector so you can view your
presentation close-up as well as on-screen (not necessary if you’re
using a notebook); see page 20.
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Connect a commercially-available computer audio cable to play
computer audio; see page 21.
Connecting with the VGA Cable
Follow these instructions to connect to your computer with the VGA
cable that came with your projector. Before you start, make sure your
computer and the projector are turned off.
1. If you are connecting the projector to a desktop computer,
disconnect the monitor cable from your computer.
2. Locate the VGA computer cable that
came with the projector.
VGA computer cable
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3. Connect one end of the cable to the projector’s
Computer1/Component Video1 or the
Computer2/Component Video2 port. If you are going to
connect your computer monitor to the projector for simultaneous
display, use the Computer1/Component Video1 port.
4. Connect the other end of the cable to your computer’s video-out
or monitor port.
If you’re using a PowerBook or iBook and you can’t connect the
cable, you may need to use the Macintosh desktop adapter as
shown below (available from Epson; see page 12).
To use the adapter, remove its cover as
shown and set its DIP switches according
to the resolution you want to use, such as
16-inch mode. See your Macintosh
documentation for instructions.
Replace the cover and connect the
adapter to the free end of the computer
video cable. Then plug the cable (with
the adapter) into the video port on your
Macintosh.
5. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
If you want to view the display simultaneously on your computer
monitor and the projector screen, see “Connecting an External
Monitor” on page 20.
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If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 30 for instructions.
If more than one device is connected to the projector, select the
correct source after projection starts by pressing the Source Search
button on the projector or the Comp1 or Comp2 button on the
remote control. See page 32.
Connecting with a VGA-5BNC Cable
VGA-5BNC cable
If your computer provides video output through BNC connectors,
follow these instructions to connect the projector to your computer
with an optional VGA-5BNC cable. Before you start, make sure your
computer and the projector are turned off.
1. Disconnect the monitor cable from your computer.
2. Connect the cable’s VGA connector to the projector’s
Computer1/Component Video1 or the
Computer2/Component Video2 port. If you are going to
connect your computer monitor to the projector for simultaneous
display, use the Computer1/Component Video1 port.
3. Connect the BNC connectors to your computer’s BNC ports.
4. Tighten the screws on the VGA connector.
If you want to view the display simultaneously on your computer
monitor and the projector screen, see “Connecting an External
Monitor” on page 20.
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If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 30 for instructions.
If more than one device is connected to the projector, select the
correct source after projection starts by pressing the Source Search
button on the projector or the Comp1 or Comp2 button on the
remote control. See page 32.
Connecting the USB Cable for Remote Mouse
Control
Using the remote control as a wireless mouse lets you click through
slideshow-style presentations, such as PowerPoint, from up to 20 feet
away. This makes it easy to deliver your presentation, since you won’t
need to stand near your computer.
To use the wireless mouse function, your system must have a USB
port and the full version of one of these operating systems:
Windows®
Macintosh
Windows 98SE, 2000, Me, or XP
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.2, OS X
1. If you are using a desktop computer, disconnect the mouse cable
from your computer.
note
You cannot connect your
computer to the projector
using only a USB cable. To
receive signals from the
computer, you must connect it
with the VGA cable that came
with your projector or a
VGA–5BNC cable.
Connecting the USB cable lets
you use the remote control as a
wireless mouse.
For details about using the
remote control as a wireless
mouse, see page 47.
2. Locate the USB mouse cable that came with the projector and
connect the square end of the cable to the projector’s
USB
port.
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3. Connect the flat end of the cable to any available USB port on
your computer.
4. If necessary, configure your notebook to work with an external
mouse.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 30 for instructions.
Connecting an External Monitor
note
Some LCD monitors may
not be able to display the
image correctly. If you have
trouble displaying the
image, connect a multiscan
monitor. Also, make sure the
computer’s refresh rate is set
to 65 Hz or greater.
You cannot display video
images or configuration and
help menus on an external
monitor.
If you want to see your presentation close-up as well as on the
projection screen, you can connect an external monitor to the
projector. This lets you view images on your computer monitor while
the projector is in standby mode (plugged in but not turned on) and
check your presentation or switch between picture sources even if
you’ve pressed the A/V Mute button on the remote control to turn off
projection on the screen.
Simultaneous display is possible only when the computer is connected
to the projector’s Computer1/Component Video1 port.
Make sure the projector and computer are off. Then connect the
monitor’s cable to the projector’s Monitor Out port, as shown:
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 30 for instructions.
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Setting Up the Projector
Playing Sound Through the Projector
Your computer probably has its own sound system; however, it may
not be adequate for your presentation. If you need more volume, you
can connect a computer audio cable to take advantage of the
projector’s built-in speaker. You can obtain a computer audio cable
(3.5-mm stereo miniplug cable) from a computer or electronics dealer.
1. Connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio1 jack on the
projector.
note
If you’ve connected two
computers to the projector,
you can play sound from
both. Connect the audio
cable for the computer
connected to the
Computer 2/Component
Video 2 connector to the
Audio 2 jack on the
projector. Connect the other
end of the cable to the second
computer.
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to your notebook’s
headphone jack or
audio-out jack, or your desktop’s
speaker or audio-out port.
When you switch sources,
the projector automatically
plays sound from the new
source.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 30 for instructions.
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Connecting to Video Sources
You can connect a DVD player, VCR, camcorder, laser disc player,
digital camera, gaming console—such as Microsoft Xbox, Sony
PlayStation 2, or Nintendo GameCube—or any other compatible
video source to your projector. You can connect up to four video
devices at one time.
note
The projector does not
support TV antenna cable
F connectors. However, you
can project TV images if you
use a VCR as a tuner.
The projector supports HDTV, SDTV, NTSC, PAL, and SECAM,
and automatically detects the video format. It can receive composite
video, S-video, RGB video, and component video. The type of cable
you need depends on the video source:
■
For composite video, use a commercially-available RCA A/V
cable. See page 23.
■
For S-video, use the S-video cable supplied with your video device
or order one from Epson. See page 24.
■
For RGB video, use the VGA computer cable included with the
projector. See page 25.
■
For component video, you’ll need a component video cable. You
can purchase one from Epson; see page 26.
After connecting your video device to the projector, you may want to
connect an audio cable to play sound from your video equipment
through the projector’s built-in speaker. See page 27 for instructions.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting a Composite Video Source
If you’re connecting a composite video device, use a
commercially-available RCA A/V cable. Before starting, make sure the
projector and your DVD player or other video source are turned off.
1. Connect the yellow RCA plug on one end of the cable to the
projector’s yellow Video jack as shown below.
2. Connect the yellow plug on the other end of the cable to the
video-out port on your video source.
3. To play sound through the projector, follow the instructions
beginning on page 27.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 30 for instructions.
If more than one device is connected to the projector, select Video as
the input source after projection starts. See page 32 for details.
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Connecting an S-video Source
If your video source has an S-video jack, you can use it to project a
higher quality video image. You’ll need an S-video cable, which is
usually provided with your video source, or you can purchase one
from Epson. See page 12 for ordering information.
Before starting, make sure the projector and your DVD player or
other video source are turned off.
1. Insert one end of the S-video cable into the projector’s S-Video
port and the other end into the S-video output port of your video
source.
2. To play sound through the projector, follow the instructions
beginning on page 27.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 30 for instructions.
If more than one device is connected to the projector, select S-Video
as the input source after projection starts. See page 32 for details.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting an RGB Video Source
Follow these instructions to connect the projector to a video player or
satellite receiver that has an RGB video output port using the VGA
computer cable that came with the projector.
Before starting, make sure the projector and your DVD player or
other video source are turned off.
1. Connect one end of the VGA computer cable to the
Computer1/Component Video1 or the
Computer2/Component Video2 port on the projector.
2. Connect the other end to the video port on your player.
3. To play sound through the projector, follow the instructions
beginning on page 27.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 30 for instructions.
If more than one device is connected to the projector, select
Computer 1 (RGB) or Computer 2 (RGB) as the source, depending
on which port you used. See page 32 for details.
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Connecting a Component Video Source
If your video source has component video connectors, you can use
them to project a higher quality video image. You’ll need a
component video cable (ELPKC19), which can be purchased from
Epson. See page 12 for ordering information.
Before starting, make sure the projector and your DVD player or
other video device are turned off.
1. Connect the large end of the component video cable to the
projector’s Computer1/Component Video1 or the
Computer2/Component Video2 port.
2. Insert the three ends of the component video cable into the
R, G, and B ports on your video source.
3. To play sound through the projector, follow the instructions
beginning on page 27.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 30 for instructions.
If more than one device is connected to your projector, select
Computer 1 (Component Video) or Computer 2 (Component
Video) as the source, depending on which port you used. See page 32
for details.
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Setting Up the Projector
Playing Sound Through the Projector
The projector has a built-in speaker with a maximum output of 5 W.
You can play sound from your video equipment through the
projector’s speaker if your video device has an audio output port.
For RCA-Style Audio Output Ports
Most video devices have an RCA-style audio output port. In this case,
use the audio adapter supplied with the projector to connect the
projector to a commercially-available A/V cable, as shown below:
Audio adapter
1. Locate the audio adapter that came with your projector.
2. Connect the black audio plug on one end of the adapter to the
Audio jack corresponding to your video source. For example, if
you’ve connected your video device to the projector’s Video port,
connect the adapter to the Audio jack next to it.
3. Connect the red and white plugs on the other end of the adapter
to the red and white plugs on the A/V cable.
4. Connect the red or white plug on the other end of the A/V cable
to the corresponding color-coded audio output port on your
video source.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 30 for instructions.
note
Each input port has its own
dedicated audio input jack.
To play sound from a source,
you must connect the audio
cable to the correct audio
input jack.
When you switch the video
source, the projector
automatically plays sound
from the new source.
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For Stereo Mini-Jack Audio Output Ports
Some video devices, especially camcorders, may have a stereo
mini-jack audio output port. In this case, use a commercially-available
stereo mini jack audio cable to connect to the projector, as shown
below:
note
Each input port has its own
dedicated audio input jack.
To play sound from a source,
you must connect the audio
cable to the correct audio
input jack.
When you switch the video
source, the projector
automatically plays sound
from the new source.
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Setting Up the Projector
1. Connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio jack
corresponding to your video source. For example, if you’ve
connected your video device to the projector’s S-Video port,
connect the adapter to the Audio jack next to it.
2. Connect the other end to your video device’s audio output port.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 30 for instructions.
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Once you’ve set up the projector, you’re ready to turn it on, adjust
the image, and give your presentation.
Although you can operate the projector without it, the remote control
lets you use additional features. See Chapter 3 for instructions on
using the remote. This chapter covers the following:
■
Turning on the projector and other equipment
■
Adjusting the image
■
Adjusting the volume
■
Shutting down the projector
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Turning On Your Equipment
Make sure your projector and other equipment are set up and
connected correctly, as described in Chapter 1. Then turn on your
projector, as described below.
If you turn on your connected computer or video equipment before
starting the projector, the projector automatically detects and displays
the image source. If you turn on the projector first, or have multiple
pieces of connected equipment, you may have to select the image
source manually. See page 32.
Turning On the Projector
Follow these steps to plug in and turn on the projector:
1. Push in the tabs and remove the lens cap.
caution
Do not use the projector with
the lens cap in place. The
heat generated by the lamp
can damage it.
2. Connect one end of the power cord to the projector’s power inlet.
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3. Connect the other end to an electrical outlet.
The Power light on top of the projector turns orange, indicating
that the projector is receiving power but not yet turned on. Wait
until the light stops flashing but stays orange.
4. Turn on your computer or video source if you have not already.
5. Press the P Power button on top of the projector to turn it on.
(You can also press the P Power button on the remote control.)
Power button
Projector
note
If you are using the remote
control for the first time, be
sure to insert the batteries as
described on the Quick
Setup sheet.
If the Direct Power ON
feature has been enabled (as
described on page 60), you
don’t need to press the
P Power button to turn the
projector on. Just plug the
projector into an electrical
outlet. When the Power
light stops flashing and stays
green, the projector is ready to
use.
Remote control
The projector beeps and the Power light flashes green as the
projector warms up. The projector lamp comes on in a few
seconds. When the Power light stops flashing, you’re ready
to start.
6. If you don’t see your image, press the Source Search button on
the projector or remote control repeatedly until you see it.
warning
Never look into the lens when
the lamp is on. This can
damage your eyes, and is
especially dangerous for
children.
(Windows only: If you see a message saying that Windows has
found a plug-and-play monitor, click Cancel.)
7. If you are prompted to enter a password, see page 66.
To focus and adjust the image, see page 35. If a projected image fails
to appear even after you press the Source Search button, see “What
To Do If You See a Blank Screen” on page 33.
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When you’re done with your presentation, shut down the projector as
described on page 41. Shutting down the projector correctly prevents
premature lamp failure and possible damage from overheating.
Selecting the Image Source
note
The name of the selected
image source appears in the
upper right corner of the
screen.
If you have only one device connected to the projector, the projector
should detect it automatically. If you have more than one device
connected (for example, if you’ve connected both a computer and
DVD player), you may have to switch between image sources. If you
don’t see the image you want, press one of the following buttons on
the remote control:
■
Comp 1
Press this button to move through the following options:
Computer 1 (Auto), Computer 1 (RGB), and Computer 1
(Component Video).
■
Comp 2
Press this button to move through the following options:
Computer 2 (Auto), Computer 2 (RGB), Computer 2
(Component Video).
■
S-Video
Press to select S-Video.
■
Video
Press to select Video.
You can also press the Source Search button on the remote control
or projector repeatedly until the correct image is projected. If a
projected image fails to appear, see the next section for help.
Once you see your image, turn to page 35 for instructions on focusing
and making other image adjustments.
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What To Do If You See a Blank Screen
If you see a blank screen or a blue screen with the message No Signal
after turning on your computer or video source, try the following:
■
Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described in
Chapter 1.
■
Make sure the Power light is green and not flashing and the lens
cap is off.
■
Make sure you’ve selected the correct image source; see page 32.
Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing the
button.
■
Check the Signal menu to make sure the correct input source is
selected. See page 55.
If you’re using a PC notebook:
■
Hold down the Fn key and press the function key that lets you
display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such as
or it may be labelled CRT/LCD. Allow a few seconds for the
projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your notebook’s
manual or online help for details.
On most systems, the
or CRT/LCD key lets you toggle
between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at
the same time.
■
If you’re projecting from a notebook and you don’t see the same
image on the projection screen and computer screen, check your
monitor settings to make sure both the LCD screen and the
external monitor port are enabled.
From the Control Panel, open the Display utility. Click the
Settings tab, then click Advanced. The method for adjusting
the settings varies by brand; you may need to click a Monitor tab,
then make sure the external Monitor port is set as your primary
display and/or enabled. See your computer’s documentation or
online help for details.
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If you’re using a Macintosh with OS X:
You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen
as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps:
1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences, then click
Displays.
2. Select VGA Display or Color LCD, click Arrangement or
Arrange, and make sure Mirror Displays is checked.
Click here
Select Mirror
Displays
If you’re using a Macintosh with OS 9.x or earlier:
You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen
as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps:
1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then click
Monitors or 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.
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If the Arrange option isn’t available, you may need to select one of
the Simulscan resolution settings:
1. Click the Monitor icon, if necessary.
Click here
Select a
Simulscan
resolution
2. Select a Simulscan resolution, as shown. (Allow a few seconds
for the projector to sync up after making the selection.)
Adjusting the Image
Once you see your image, you’ll need to make certain adjustments:
■
To focus or zoom your image, see the next section.
■
If the image is too high or too low, you can reposition it.
See page 37.
■
If the image isn’t square, see page 38.
■
To adjust image brightness, see page 39.
■
If a computer image displays incorrectly, see page 39.
■
To change the color mode for your image and surroundings, see
page 39.
You can make many other adjustments to the image—such as
changing the brightness, contrast, and aspect ratio—using the
projector’s menu system. See Chapter 4 for more information.
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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.
Zoom ring
You can also change the image size by moving the projector closer to
or farther away from the screen. You can use the E-Zoom buttons on
the remote control to zoom in on a portion of the image. See page 45
for instructions.
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Adjusting the Height of Your Image
If the image is too low, you can raise it by extending the projector’s
front adjustable foot.
1. Stand behind the projector. Press up on the blue foot release
lever and lift the front of the projector to extend the front
adjustable foot.
Foot
2. Once the image is positioned where you want, release the lever to
lock the foot in position.
3. To fine-tune the height of the image,
rotate the feet at the back of the
projector.
If the image is no longer rectangular after
raising it, see the next section.
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Adjusting the Image Shape
Pointer button
Enter button
The projector automatically corrects images that are distorted when
the projector is tilted up or down (up to a 15° tilt). The Keystone
window appears on the screen while the projector makes the
correction. If the projected image still isn’t rectangular or has a
“keystone” shape, do one or more of the following:
■
If your image looks like
or
, you’ve placed the
projector off to one side of the screen, at an angle. Move it directly
in front of the center of the screen, facing the screen squarely.
■
If your image looks like
or
, the Auto Keystone feature
may have been disabled or you may need to manually adjust the
keystone correction value. (Auto Keystone is not available when
you’re using ceiling or rear projection.) Follow the directions
below:
■
To turn on Auto Keystone, press the Menu button on the
remote control. Use the pointer button on the remote
control (or the arrow buttons on the projector) to select the
Setting menu, then press Enter. If Auto Keystone is OFF,
use the
pointer button to highlight this option and press
Enter. Select ON in the Auto Keystone window that appears
and press Enter to save your changes. Exit the menu by
pressing the Menu button.
■
To manually adjust the keystone correction value, press the
or
buttons on the projector to correct the shape of
the image. After correction, your image will be slightly
smaller.
Menu buttton
note
You can also use the buttons
on the projector to access the
menu system:
Menu button
ESC button
Enter button
Arrow buttons
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You can also make keystone adjustments using the projector’s Setting
menu. See page 58.
Adjusting the Brightness
The brightness of an image depends on the source you are projecting
and the amount of light in the room. If the image is too bright or not
bright enough, here are two ways you can adjust it:
■
Change the Brightness setting in the Image menu. See page 54.
■
Select Low or High for the Brightness Control option in the
Setting menu. (See page 58.) Low brightness mode extends the
life of the lamp and decreases the fan noise.
Correcting Computer Images
If you’ve connected a computer and the image doesn’t look right, or it
doesn’t fit properly on the screen, press the Auto button on the
remote control or the Enter button on the projector to automatically
reset the projector’s tracking, sync, resolution, and position settings.
(You must be projecting an image for this button to have any effect.)
The screen turns black for a few seconds, and then the image appears
again. After the image reappears, it takes about three seconds for the
correction to take effect. Don’t press any other buttons while this is
happening.
note
If the Auto Setup option in
the Signal menu is enabled,
the projector automatically
corrects computer images.
Normally you don’t have to
press the Auto button. See
page 56 for details.
Color Mode button
Adjusting the Color Mode
You may want to adjust the color mode to select a setting that is
appropriate for the image you’re projecting and the environment in
which you’re projecting it.
If you’re projecting computer or RGB video images, the default color
mode is Presentation, which is appropriate for presentations in
bright rooms. For other images, the default color mode is Dynamic,
which optimizes video images using natural colors.
Auto button
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The following table lists the six color modes available.
Color mode
Description
Dynamic
Best for projecting movies with vivid color in bright
rooms. This is the default mode for projecting from
video devices other than RGB video.
Presentation
Use when you’re projecting a presentation in a bright
room. This is the default mode when you’re projecting
from a computer or RGB video device.
Theatre
Use when projecting movies in a dark room.
Living Room
Best for playing video games or watching TV in a
bright room.
sRGB
Use when projecting computer or video images
conforming to the sRGB color standard. Make sure
your computer or video device signal is also set to
sRGB.
Blackboard
Choose this fixed color mode when you need to
project against a green blackboard. Lets images retain
their natural tints.
To change the color mode, press the Color Mode button on the
remote control until you see the mode you want. The currently
selected setting appears in the upper right corner of the screen. You
can also use the projector menu system to change the color mode in
the Image menu (see page 54).
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Adjusting the Volume
You can use the buttons on the remote control or projector to increase
or decrease the volume for the projector’s built-in speaker or external
speakers connected to the projector. Press the
button to increase
the volume, or the
button to decrease it. A volume gauge appears
on the screen while the volume is being adjusted.
Volume controls
note
You can also adjust the
volume using the projector’s
Setting menu. See page 57
for details.
You must adjust the volume
separately for each input
source.
Shutting Down the Projector
When you’ve finished using the projector, follow the recommended
procedure to shut it down. This extends the life of the lamp and
protects the projector from possible overheating.
1. If you’re using a computer, shut it down first.
2. To turn off the projector, press the P Power button on the
projector or remote control.
You see this confirmation message:
(If you don’t want to turn it off, press
any other button or wait a few
seconds until it disappears.)
caution
Never unplug the
projector without first
turning it off, as described
in this section. If the
Direct Power ON feature
has been enabled (as
described on page 60),
you must still follow the
steps in this section to turn
the projector off.
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note
When the projector has not
received any input signals for
30 minutes, it automatically
turns off the projector lamp
and enters “sleep mode.” This
conserves electricity, cools the
projector, and extends the life
of the lamp. If you are done
using the projector, unplug
the power cord. If you want
to start projecting again, press
the P Power button. You
can turn sleep mode on or off
through the Extended menu.
See page 59.
3. Press the P Power button again. The lamp turns off, and the
Power light flashes orange for about 20 seconds as the projector
cools down. When the projector has cooled, it beeps twice to
indicate that power is off. The Power light stays orange and the
exhaust fan shuts off.
If you want to turn the projector on again, wait until the orange
light stops flashing. Then press the P Power button.
4. Press up on the blue foot release lever and lower the projector to
retract the front adjustable foot, as shown.
caution
To avoid damaging the
projector or lamp, never
unplug the power cord
when the Power light is
green or flashing orange.
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5. Replace the lens cap and unplug the power cord.
6. Turn off and disconnect any equipment plugged into the
projector.
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Using the Remote Control
T
he remote control lets you access your projector’s features from
anywhere in the room—up to 20 feet away. For example, you can turn
the projector on and off, freeze the presentation, zoom in on a portion
of your image, and access the menu system. (The projector menus let
you adjust many projector settings; see Chapter 4.)
If you’re using a computer and you’ve connected the mouse cable
as described in Chapter 1, you can use the remote control as a wireless
mouse.
note
Avoid sunlight and
fluorescent light, as these may
interfere with signal
reception.
When using the remote control, stand within 20 feet of the projector.
Point the remote control either at the front or back of the projector or
at the screen (the projector’s front sensor can detect signals bounced
off the screen). Press the button for the function you want to use.
This chapter covers the following information:
■
Controlling the picture and sound
■
Using the remote control as a wireless mouse
■
Replacing the remote control batteries
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Controlling the Picture and Sound
You can use the remote control to select your source, temporarily turn
off the picture and sound, freeze the action, or zoom in on the picture.
Make sure you have set up your projector and connected any
equipment as described in Chapter 1.
Switching Between Picture Sources
Select a source
Moves through all the
input sources in sequence
If you’ve connected your projector to more than one computer and/or
video source, you can use the buttons on the remote control to switch
between the different sources.
■
Press the Comp1 button to select the computer or video source
connected to the projector’s Computer1/Component Video1
port.
■
Press the Comp 2 button to select the computer or video source
connected to the projector’s Computer2/Component Video2
port.
■
Press the S-Video button to select a video source connected to the
projector’s S-Video port.
■
Press the Video button to select a video source connected to the
projector’s Video port.
■
Press the Source Search button to move successively through all
of the input sources.
After you select a source, the screen goes dark for a moment before the
image appears. The name of the selected source (such as Computer1
or S-Video) appears briefly on the screen.
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Using the Remote Control
Turning Off the Picture and Sound
Press the A/V Mute button on the remote control to turn off the
image and sound and darken your screen. This is useful if you want to
temporarily re-direct your audience’s attention without the distraction
of a bright screen.
■
To turn off the picture and sound, press the A/V Mute button.
The screen goes dark.
■
To turn the image and sound back on, press the button again, or
press Esc.
You can create an image, such as a company logo or a picture, to
display on the screen whenever you press the A/V Mute button. See
page 63 for more information.
Zoom in
ESC
Zoom out
Stopping Action
Press the Freeze button to stop the action in your video or computer
image and keep the current image on the screen. The sound will
continue, however. Also, because the source continues to transmit
signals, you won’t resume the action from the point you paused it.
Press the Freeze button again or press Esc to restart it.
Zooming Your Image
A/V Mute
Follow these steps to zoom in on a portion of the image:
1. Press the E-Zoom
Freeze
button on the remote control.
You see a crosshair indicating the center of the zoom-in area.
2. Use the pointer button to position the crosshair in the area you
want to enlarge.
3. Continue pressing the E-Zoom
area up to 4 times.
button to enlarge the selected
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4. While the image is enlarged, you can:
■
Use the
pointer button to pan about.
■
Press the E-Zoom
button to zoom out.
5. When you’re done, press the ESC button to return to the original
size.
note
You must be projecting
component, composite, or
S-video images to change the
aspect ratio.
You can also change the
aspect ratio using the
projector’s Signal menu. See
page 55 for details.
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Changing the Image’s Aspect Ratio
If you’re projecting a widescreen format image, you can use the
Resize button on the remote control to change the aspect ratio.
Follow these steps:
1. Press the Resize button once to change the aspect ratio to 16:9
for widescreen format.
2. Press it again to return to 4:3 aspect ratio.
Using the Remote Control
Using the Remote Control as a Wireless
Mouse
When you use the remote control as a wireless mouse, you can control
your computer or click through slideshow-style presentations (such as
PowerPoint) from up to 20 feet away. This gives you more flexibility,
since you don’t need to stand near your computer to change slides.
Left-click or
double-click
Move the
pointer
Display the
pointer
Right-click
To control your computer with the remote, make sure you have
connected the USB cable as described on page 19.
■
To display the mouse pointer, press the Pointer button.
■
To move the pointer on the screen, aim the remote at the screen
and use the
pointer button.
■
To click (or left-click), press the Enter button.
■
To right-click, press the Esc button.
■
To double-click, press the Enter button twice.
■
To click and drag, press down and hold the Enter button and use
the
pointer button to move where you want to drag.
■
To advance slides in a PowerPoint presentation in Slide Show
mode, press the Page up or Enter button on the remote control.
Press the Page down or Esc button to go back a slide.
Page Down
Page Up
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Replacing the Batteries
note
The remote control
automatically shuts off when
it detects a button being
pressed more than 30 seconds.
This conserves battery life. It
can be helpful, for example,
when the remote is in a
carrying case and the
P Power button is
accidentally pushed.
The remote control uses two AAA alkaline batteries. Follow these
steps when you need to replace them:
1. Press in the tab to remove the battery cover.
2. Remove the old batteries, then insert the new ones as shown.
caution
When replacing batteries,
take the following
precautions:
Replace the batteries as
soon as they run out. If a
battery leaks, wipe away
battery fluid with a soft cloth.
If fluid gets on your hands,
wash them immediately.
■
3. Replace the battery cover. (It should click into place.)
Do not expose batteries to
heat or flame.
■
Dispose of used batteries
according to local regulations.
■
Remove the batteries if you
won’t be using the remote
control for a long period of
time.
■
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Fine-tuning the Projector
You can use the Menu button on the projector or remote control to
access on-screen menus to adjust the image, sound, and other features.
This chapter covers the following information:
■
Using the menu system
■
Adjusting image colors and clarity
■
Adjusting the input signal
■
Customizing projector features
■
Selecting projector setup options
■
Viewing lamp usage and other information
■
Using the projector’s security features
■
Restoring the default settings
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Using the Projector’s Menu System
The six projector menus let you adjust and customize the projector
features:
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■
The Image menu lets you modify the colors of the projected
image and fine-tune brightness, contrast, and sharpness.
■
The Signal menu lets you make adjustments to the input signal.
You can select your input source, change the image position and
aspect ratio, and adjust tracking and sync for computer images.
■
The Setting menu lets you customize the way you use the
projector. It allows you to adjust the volume and keystone
correction, set lamp brightness to high or low, select the shape of
the mouse pointer, and disable buttons on the projector while you
are projecting.
■
The Extended menu lets you customize the way you set up the
projector. Among the options, you can select the menu language,
set rear or ceiling projection, and record a custom image or logo
to be displayed as the startup screen or whenever you press the
A/V Mute button on the remote control.
■
The Info menu provides information about lamp status and
computer or video settings.
■
The Reset menu lets you restore the projector’s factory default
settings.
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Changing Menu Settings
Use the buttons on the remote control to access the menus and change
settings. Follow these steps:
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control or projector to
display the menu screen:
Menu button
Esc button
Menu options
Menus
Enter button
Arrow buttons
Pointer button
The six menus are listed on the left, and the options available for
the highlighted menu are shown on the right.
2. Use the pointer button on the remote control or the up and
down arrow buttons on the projector to scroll through the menu
list. When you’ve highlighted the desired menu, press the Enter
button to select it.
The highlight moves to the first option for that menu.
3. Use the pointer button or the up and down arrow buttons to
scroll through the list of options. (The options available depend
on which source is selected.)
Enter button
Esc button
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4. After highlighting the option you want to adjust, use the
pointer button on the remote control or left or right arrow
buttons on the projector to change the setting. In some cases, you
may have to press the Enter button to see a sub-screen for
changing the setting.
■
Press the left or right side of the pointer button or the left
or right arrow buttons on the projector to adjust a slider bar.
■
To select from two or more settings, use the pointer
button or arrow buttons to highlight the desired setting, then
press Enter.
5. Press the Esc button to return to the previous menu or to close
the menu system if you are at the main menu. Your changes are
saved automatically.
6. Press the Menu button to exit the menu system.
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Adjusting Colors and Clarity
The Image menu lets you make adjustments to the colors of the
projected image and fine-tune brightness, contrast, and sharpness.
The options available depend on which image source is selected:
Computer (analog-RGB) and RGB video
Component, composite, and S-video
Follow these steps to adjust the appearance of your image:
1. Press the Menu button. You see the main menu.
2. Press Enter to select the Image menu.
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3. Use the pointer button (or the up and down arrow buttons)
and press Enter to select any of the following options:
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Color Mode
Corrects the vividness of image color. You can select from the
following six settings, and save a different one for each
computer and/or video source:
Dynamic: For projecting movies or playing video games in
vivid color in a bright room (the default when projecting
component, composite, and S-video images).
Presentation: For presentations in bright rooms (the default
when projecting computer or RGB video images).
Theatre: For optimizing movie images with natural color in a
dark room.
Living Room: For playing video games and watching TV in
a bright room.
sRGB: For standard sRGB computer displays.
Blackboard: Fixed color mode for projecting against a green
blackboard.
■
note
Brightness
Lightens or darkens the overall image.
You can also select High or
Low brightness mode in the
Setting menu. See page 58.
■
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas.
■
Color Intensity (component, composite, and S-video)
Adjusts the depth or intensity of the image colors.
■
Tint (component, composite, and S-video)
Adjusts the balance of green to magenta in the image.
■
Sharpness
Sharpens or softens the image.
■
Color Adjustment
Adjusts the temperature and intensity of red, green, and blue.
4. When the image is set correctly, press Esc or Menu. Your settings
are automatically saved.
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Adjusting the Input Signal
Although the projector normally detects and optimizes the input
signal automatically, you can use the Signal menu to make manual
adjustments. In addition to changing the position of the projected
image, you can correct tracking and sync for computer images, or
change the aspect ratio to widescreen format for video images.
1. Press the Menu button. You see the Image menu.
2. Select the Signal menu. You see one of the following screens:
Computer (analog RGB) and RGB video
Component video
Composite video and S-video
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3. Press Enter. Then use the pointer button (or up and down
arrow buttons) and the Enter button to select any of the
following options:
■
Auto Setup (computer images)
Leave this setting ON to automatically optimize the computer
image. Turn it off if you want to adjust tracking and sync
manually.
■
Tracking (computer images)
note
If Auto Setup is turned off,
you can still automatically
adjust tracking and sync for
computer images by pressing
the Auto button on the
remote control or the Enter
button on the projector’s
control panel.
If you have repositioned your
computer image with the
Position setting or made
changes to the Tracking or
Sync settings, you can press
the Auto button on the
remote control to restore the
default settings.
Removes unwanted vertical lines from a computer image by
matching the projector’s internal clock to various computer
signals. See page 87 for more information about adjusting the
tracking.
■
Sync (computer images)
Corrects fuzziness or screen flicker by synchronizing the
projector with the tracking signal sent from the computer.
See page 87 for more information about adjusting the sync
setting.
■
Position
Use the pointer button or arrow buttons to move the
image on the screen left, right, up, or down.
■
If you’re adjusting tracking
and sync manually, adjust
tracking first for best results.
Computer 1 Input
Selects the signal from equipment connected to the
Computer1/Component Video1 port. If your image colors
look wrong, try changing this setting from Auto to one of the
following: Computer 1 for computer or RGB video sources,
or Component Video 1 for component video sources.
■
Computer 2 Input
Selects the signal from equipment connected to the
Computer2/Component Video2 port. If your image colors
look wrong, try changing this setting from Auto to one of the
following: Computer 2 for computer or RGB video sources,
or Component Video 2 for component video sources.
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■
Video Signal (composite and S-video)
Leave this setting at Auto unless you are using a 60-Hz PAL
system (select PAL60).
■
Resize (video)
Sets the image’s aspect ratio (ratio of width to height) to 4:3
for letterbox video content and to 16:9 for widescreen video
content.
4. When you’re finished adjusting the signal settings, press Esc or
Menu.
Customizing Projector Features
The Setting menu lets you customize the way you use the projector,
from adjusting lamp brightness and speaker volume to changing the
shape of the mouse pointer.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Setting menu.
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3. Press Enter. Then use the pointer button (or up and down
arrow buttons) and the Enter button to set the following options:
■
Keystone
Adjusts a distorted image from a trapezoid shape to
rectangular. (The corrected image will be smaller.)
note
If your image is still distorted
after you perform keystone
correction, decrease the
Sharpness setting in the
Image menu.
■
Auto Keystone
Automatically adjusts a distorted image from a trapezoid
shape to rectangular when the projector’s foot is extended or
retracted. (Not available when you’re projecting from the
ceiling or using rear projection.) Select ON or OFF.
To cancel the Operation
Lock function from the
projector, press the Enter
button for about seven
seconds.
■
Operation Lock
When turned on, this function disables all projector buttons
except the P Power button. Changes to this setting take
effect after you restart the projector. (After you turn off the
projector, wait for the Power light to turn a steady orange
before turning it on again.)
■
Pointer Shape
Lets you select from three different pointer shapes.
■
Brightness Control
Select Low lamp brightness when the projection is too bright
for the room. The Low setting also reduces electricity
consumption and fan noise. Select High to project the
maximum brightness. (Also check the Brightness setting in
the Image menu; see page 54.)
■
Volume
Adjusts the volume for the projector’s speaker.
4. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
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Selecting Projector Setup Options
Use the Extended menu to customize the way you set up the
projector. You can configure the projector for rear and/or ceiling
projection, change the language for the menus and messages, set the
screen background color, capture and store a custom image or logo for
the startup screen, and set up the projector for network use.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Extended menu. You see the features and their settings
on the right side:
3. Press Enter. Then use the pointer button (or the up and down
arrow buttons) and the Enter button to set the following options:
■
Display
Message: Lets you turn screen messages on or off.
note
Background Color: Sets the screen background to Black,
Blue, or Logo when the A/V Mute button is pressed.
The Startup Screen option
must be turned on if you
want to display a user’s logo.
Startup Screen: Enables or disables display of the startup
screen when the projector is turned on. Either the Epson logo
or your own logo (if you’ve created one, as described on
page 63) appears.
■
User’s Logo
Let’s you record your own user’s logo. See page 63 for more
information.
A user’s logo cannot be created
and the Startup Screen
option cannot be turned off if
the User’s Logo Protect
feature has been turned on.
See page 65.
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Projection
Front: Projector is in front of the screen.
Front/Ceiling: Projector is in front of the screen, mounted
upside-down from the ceiling.
Rear: Projector is behind the screen.
Rear/Ceiling: Projector is behind the screen, mounted
upside-down from the ceiling.
note
■
When Direct Power
is turned on, turn the
projector off as you would
normally. See page 41 for
instructions.
Operation
Direct Power: When this feature is enabled, projection starts
as soon as you plug in the power cord. You don’t have to
press the P Power button.
Sleep Mode: When this feature is enabled, the projector
lamp automatically turns off when the projector has not
received any input signals for 30 minutes. This conserves
electricity, cools the projector, and extends the life of the
lamp. To resume projecting, press the P Power button.
When Direct Power is
enabled, it’s a good idea to
unplug the projector after
turning it off. Otherwise the
projector will turn on
automatically when power is
restored after a power failure.
■
Standby Mode
Set to Network ON to monitor your projector over a
network and perform other network functions when the
projector is in standby mode.
■
COM Port
Normally you don’t have to change this setting. Both USB
and RS-232C let you use the remote control as a wireless
mouse. RS-232C is also used for ASCII control codes and to
control the projector from a computer with the EMP
Link 21L software, which can be downloaded from
www.support.epson.com. If you change the setting, turn
the projector off and then on again to enable it.
■
Language
Select the language to be used for projector menus and
messages.
4. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
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Viewing Lamp Usage and Other
Information
note
You can make changes to
many of the signal settings on
the Signal menu. See page 55
for details.
Use the Info 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 and select the Info menu. You see one of
the following menus:
Computer (analog RGB, digital RGB, RGB
Video/Component video
■
Video (Composite video, S-Video)
Lamp Hours
note
Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used. The
life span of the lamp ranges from about 2000 hours in High
brightness mode to about 3000 hours in Low brightness
mode. If the number shown is close to 2000 or the
information is displayed in red, make sure you have a spare
lamp handy.
■
The lamp usage timer doesn’t
register until you’ve used the
lamp for at least 10 hours.
Source
Displays the input source currently being projected.
■
Input Signal (computer, RGB video, and component video)
Displays the input signal setting.
■
Resolution (computer, RGB video, and component video)
Displays the input resolution.
■
Video Signal (composite and S-video)
Displays the video signal format.
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■
Refresh Rate (computer, RGB video, and component video)
Displays the refresh rate.
■
Sync Info (computer, RGB video, and component video)
Provides information that may be needed by the service
technician.
2. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
Using the Projector’s Security Features
To prevent unauthorized use of the projector, you can do the
following:
■
Create an identifying user logo that is displayed at startup and/or
when the A/V Mute button is pressed
■
Assign a password; this can be disabled for a set period if you want
to loan the projector to someone
■
Disable the projector’s buttons; this is useful, for example, if
you’re projecting in a classroom and you want to ensure that no
one touches the projector’s buttons while you’re using the remote
control
If you create a user’s logo for the projector, you can lock the logo on so
it is displayed as the startup screen and/or AV/Mute screen.
Unauthorized users cannot turn it off or change it. This feature is
intended to discourage theft and provides a way to identify the
projector should it be stolen.
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If you assign the projector a password, a screen appears requesting the
password whenever the projector is turned on. If you enter the
password incorrectly three times in succession, the projector’s
operation is locked and you’ll need to disconnect the power cord, then
reconnect it to redisplay the password screen. If you enter the
incorrect password 30 times in succession, the projector is locked and
you’ll need to contact Epson to unlock it. See “Where To Get Help”
on page 91.
If someone else will be using the projector for awhile but you want to
make sure that person returns it by a certain time, you can temporarily
disable the password for a set period. When that time has elapsed, the
password is reactivated and must be entered before the projector can
be used.
note
If you enable the password
before you set one and you
see the prompt to enter the
password, enter the default
password 0000 to proceed.
When you enable the Operation Lock feature, all of the projector’s
buttons are disabled except the P Power button.
Creating Your Own Screen Logo
You can transfer any image on your computer to the projector, and
then use it as the startup screen and/or the screen that is displayed
when you press the A/V Mute button. The image can be a company
logo, slogan, photograph, or any other image you want to use. The
projector considers this image the “User’s Logo.”
Follow these steps to capture the image and transfer it to the projector:
1. Display the image you want to use on the projector. You can use
an image from either a computer or video source, such as a VCR.
2. Press the Menu button and select the Extended menu.
note
If the User’s Logo Protect
option is ON, you see a
message that the logo cannot
be recorded. You’ll need to
disable the User’s Logo
Protect option before you
can create or change the
user’s logo. See page 65.
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3. Use the pointer button (or the down arrow button) and press
Enter to select User’s Logo.
4. When you see a message asking if you want to use the present
image as a user’s logo, select Yes and press Enter. A selection box
displays over the image.
5. Use the pointer button on the remote control or the arrow
buttons on the projector to select the area of the image you want
to use. Once you have selected the area, press Enter.
6. When you see the message Select this image?, choose Yes and
press Enter. If you want to change the area selected, select No,
press Enter and repeat steps 4 through 6.
7. When you see this screen, select a zoom rate (display size), and
then press Enter.
note
The default setting for the
Startup Screen option in
the Display menu is ON. If
the Startup Screen is set to
OFF, the logo will not
display at startup.
If the User’s Logo Protect
option has been set to ON,
the Background Color
setting cannot be changed.
You need to turn the protect
function off first. See page 65
for details.
Once you’ve saved a user’s
logo, you cannot reset the logo
setting to its factory default
(no logo).
8. When you see the message Save image as user’s logo?, select
Yes and press Enter. Saving the logo takes a few seconds. Do not
use the projector or other sources (computer, video, etc.) while
the logo is being saved.
9. When you see the message Completed, press Esc.
10. To display the logo as the background screen when the A/V Mute
button is press, select the Display menu and press Enter.
11. Select Background Color and press Enter. Then select Logo and
press Enter.
12. When you’re finished, press Menu to exit the menus.
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Setting a Password
1. Press the Freeze button on the remote control for about 5 seconds
until you see the Password Protect menu:
note
If a password has already
been set, you see the
Password Protect Release
screen. See “Starting the
Projector with a Password”
on page 66.
2. Select Password and press Enter. You see the message Change
the password?
3. Select Yes and press Enter.
4. Hold down the Num key on the remote control and use the
numeric keypad to enter a 4-digit password.
The password will be displayed as ****. After you enter the last
digit, a confirmation screen appears. Enter the password again.
5. After you finish setting the password, press the Esc button to
return to the Password Protect menu.
Hold down this button to
activate the numeric
keypad
Make a note of the password and keep it in a safe place in case you
forget it.
Turning On the Password and User’s Logo
1. To enable the password, press the Freeze button on the remote
control for about 5 seconds until you see the Password Protect
menu
2. Select Power ON Protect and press Enter.
3. Select ON and press Enter. Then press Esc.
Use these buttons like a
numeric keypad to enter
the password
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note
If you make a mistake
entering the time, press the
Esc button and enter the
time again.
4. If you want to disable the password temporarily, select Timer and
press Enter. Then hold down the Num button while you use the
numeric keypad to enter the number of hours (from 0 to 9999)
that you want the password feature disabled. If you want the
projector to request the password every time it is turned on, set
the timer to 0H. Press Enter when you’re done.
The countdown for the elapsed time begins as soon as you close
the Password Protect menu. (You can check the elapsed time in
this menu next to Time elapsed.)
5. To enable your screen logo, select User’s Logo Protect and press
Enter. Select ON and press Enter.
When this feature is on the logo appears whenever the projector is
turned on (if the Startup Screen is enabled in the Extended
menu; see page 59) and as the A/V Mute screen (if you selected
the Logo as the Background Color in the Extended menu).
None of the User’s Logo features can be changed when the User’s
Logo Protect function is enabled.
6. Press Menu to close the Password Protect menu.
If you lose the remote control, you will not be able to enter the
password, so keep the remote control in a safe place at all times.
When the period defined in the Time-elapsed setting has passed, and
the password is entered correctly, the elapsed time will be reset to 0
and the countdown will start again. Remember to disable or change
this setting when you need to.
Starting the Projector with a Password
When the password function is enabled, you see this screen when you
turn on the projector:
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Press down the Num button on the remote control as you use the
numeric keypad buttons to enter the password. Once you have
entered the password correctly, the password screen closes, and
projection begins.
If the password is not correct, you see the message Wrong password.
Please try again. If you enter an incorrect password three times in
succession, you see the message The projector’s operation will be
locked. Request code xxxxx and the projector switches to standby
mode for approximately 5 minutes. Write down the request code.
Then disconnect the projector’s power cord from the electrical outlet,
reconnect it, and turn the projector back on.
When you see the Password Protect Release screen again, you can try
to enter the correct password.
If you have forgotten the password, contact Epson with the request
code number that appears in the Password Protect Release screen for
assistance. See “Where To Get Help” on page 91.
If you enter an incorrect password 30 times in succession, the
projector remains locked and you must contact Epson to unlock it.
Disabling the Projector’s Buttons
When you enable the Operation Lock function, all the projector’s
buttons are disabled except for the P Power button.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Setting menu and press Enter.
note
To cancel Operation Lock,
press the projector’s Enter
button for seven seconds.
3. Use the pointer button (or up and down arrow buttons) to
select Operation Lock and press the Enter button.
4. Select ON and press Enter.
5. Select Yes and press Enter to confirm the setting.
6. Press the Menu button.
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Restoring the Default Settings
note
The input signal, Video
Signal, User’s Logo, and
Language settings do not
return to their defaults when
you select Reset All. To reset
the input signal or video
signal, use the Reset option
on the Signal menu; see
page 55 for details. To reset
the User’s Logo and
Language settings, use
the Reset option on the
Extended menu; see page 59
for details.
The Reset menu lets you return most projector menu settings to their
default values. It also lets you reset the lamp hours to their inital
default value; see page 75 for instructions on resetting the lamp timer.
To reset most projector menu settings, select Reset All and press the
Enter button to display the confirmation screen. Select Yes to reset all
the default settings or No to cancel.
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5
Maintaining and
Transporting the Projector
Y
warning
Before you clean any
part of the projector,
turn it off and unplug
the power cord. Never
open any cover on the
projector, except the
lamp and filter covers.
Dangerous electrical
voltages in the projector
can injure you severely.
Do not try to service
this product yourself,
except as specifically
explained in this User’s
Guide. Refer all other
servicing to qualified
service personnel.
our projector needs little maintenance. All you need to do on a
regular basis is keep the lens clean. Any dirt or smears on the lens may
show up on your projected image.
You also need to periodically clean the air filter and the air intake and
exhaust vents. A clogged air filter or air vent can block ventilation
needed to cool the projector and cause overheating.
The only parts you should replace are the lamp and air filter. If any
other part needs replacing, contact your dealer or a qualified servicer.
This chapter covers the following:
■
Cleaning the lens
■
Cleaning the projector case
■
Cleaning and replacing the air filter
■
Replacing the lamp
■
Resetting the lamp timer
■
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.
caution
■
The lens is easily
damaged. Do not use
glass cleaner to clean
the lens. Never rub
the lens or use paper
or rough material to
clean it. Handle the
projector carefully to
avoid subjecting the
lens to shocks.
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.
Cleaning the Projector Case
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Before you clean the case, first turn off the projector and unplug the
power cord.
■
To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free
cloth.
■
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water
and a mild detergent. Then wipe the case.
■
Do not use wax, alcohol, benzene, paint thinner, or other
chemical detergents. These can damage the case.
Maintaining and Transporting the Projector
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter
Clean the air filter and air intake and exhaust vents on the bottom and
rear of the projector after every 100 hours of use. If they are not
cleaned periodically, they can become clogged with dust, preventing
proper ventilation. This can cause overheating and damage the
projector. When the filter and vents are clogged, the projector displays
the message The projector is overheated.
To clean the air filter and air vents, follow these steps:
note
You may also need to clean
the vents and filter if the
Temp light on top of the
projector is red or flashing
orange. See page 80 for
details about the projector
lights.
1. Press the P Power button twice to turn off the projector. When
you hear the projector beep twice, unplug the power cord.
2. Clean the air vent on the back of the projector.
3. Carefully turn the projector upside-down and clean the filter and
air intake vents on the base of the projector.
To clean the filter and air vents, Epson recommends using a small
vacuum cleaner designed for computers and other office
equipment. If you don’t have one, gently clean them using a very
soft brush (such as an artist’s brush).
Air vent
Air vents
Air filter
If the dirt is difficult to remove or if the filter is torn or bent,
replace it. Contact your dealer or call Epson at (800) 873-7766 to
obtain a new one. The air filter set (part number V13H134A06)
contains two filters. In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 to
locate a dealer.
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4. If you need to replace the filter, slide it off, as shown.
5. Align the new filter carefully as you slide it into place. It should
click into place.
Replacing the Lamp
note
You can check to see how
many hours the lamp has
been used. See page 61.
Turn the projector off when
not in use. Continuous
24-hour-a-day use may
reduce the overall life of this
product.
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The projection lamp typically lasts for about 2000 hours of use
(in high brightness mode) or 3000 hours (in low brightness mode). It
is time to replace the lamp when:
■
The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
■
The
■
The message Replace the Lamp appears on the screen when the
lamp comes on. Replace the lamp as soon as possible. If you
continue to use the lamp after you see this message, there is a
greater possibility of the lamp breaking.
lamp light is flashing orange.
Maintaining and Transporting the Projector
Contact your dealer or call Epson at (800) 873-7766 in the United
States for a replacement lamp. Request part number V13H010L30.
In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 to locate a dealer.
Follow these steps to replace the lamp:
1. Press the P Power button twice to turn off the projector. When
you hear the projector beep twice, unplug the power cord.
warning
Let the lamp cool before
replacing it. If the lamp
breaks, handle the shards
carefully to avoid injury.
2. If the projector has been on, allow it to cool down for at least an
hour (or until the lamp is cool).
3. Use the screwdriver that came with the lamp to loosen the screw
holding the lamp cover.
4. Slide the cover out, then lift it off.
caution
Never touch the lamp with
your bare hands. The
invisible residue left by the oil
on your hands may shorten
the lamp life. Use a cloth or
gloves to handle the new
lamp.
5. Use the screwdriver to loosen the two screws holding the lamp in
place. (You can’t remove the screws.)
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6. Hold the lamp as shown and pull it straight out.
note
The lamp(s) in this
product contain mercury.
Please consult your state and
local regulations regarding
disposal or recycling. Do not
put in the trash.
caution
Do not touch the glass
portion of the lamp assembly.
Touching the glass could
result in premature lamp
failure.
note
7. Gently insert the new lamp. If it doesn’t fit easily, make sure it’s
facing the correct way.
8. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws.
9. Lower the lamp cover into place. (The opening should be almost
covered, and the top of the cover should be flush with the top of
the projector.) Then slide the cover closed and tighten the screw.
Be sure to seat the lamp fully
and secure the lamp cover. If
the lamp is not properly
installed or the cover is loose,
the lamp will not turn on.
10. Reset the lamp timer as described in the next section.
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Resetting the Lamp Timer
You must reset the lamp timer after replacing the lamp to clear the
Replace the Lamp warning message. Follow these steps:
1. Connect the power cable and turn on the projector.
2. Press the Menu button on the remote control or projector and
select the Reset menu. Then press Enter. You see the following:
note
Do not reset the lamp timer if
you have not replaced the
lamp. If you do, the Lamp
Hours will not accurately
reflect the number of hours
that the lamp has been used.
Esc button
3. Select the Lamp-Hours Reset option and press Enter. You see
the following:
Enter button
Menu button
Menu buttton
Esc button
4. Select Yes and press Enter.
5. Press Esc to return to the main menu or the Menu button to exit
the menu system.
Enter button
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Transporting the Projector
note
Epson shall not be liable for
any damages incurred during
transportation.
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The projector contains many glass and precision parts. If you need to
transport it, please follow these packing guidelines to prevent damage
to the projector:
■
When shipping the projector for repairs, use the original
packaging material if possible. If you do not have the original
packaging, use equivalent materials, placing plenty of cushioning
around the projector.
■
When transporting the projector as freight or checked luggage,
first put it in a carrying case, then pack it in a firm box, using
cushioning around the case.
Maintaining and Transporting the Projector
6
Solving Problems
This chapter helps you solve problems with your projector, and tells
you how to contact technical support for problems you can’t solve
yourself. This chapter explains the following:
■
Using the projector’s on-screen help system
■
What to do when the projector’s status lights flash
■
Solving problems with the image or sound
■
Solving password problems
■
Solving problems with the remote control
■
Solving problems with the projector’s buttons
■
Contacting technical support
Using On-Screen Help
If the image doesn’t look right or your audio isn’t working, you can
get help by pressing the ? Help button on the projector or remote
control. The following choices are available:
■
Problems with image
■
Problems with sound
■
Problems with [Source Search]
■
Language change
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Use to select
a problem or
solution
Press to
return to the
last menu
Follow these steps to get help:
1. Press the ? Help button on the remote control or projector. You
see the help menu.
Press to confirm selection
Press to return
to the last menu
Help button
Press one of these buttons
to select a problem or solution
2. Use the
pointer button on the remote control or the up and
down arrow buttons on the projector to select an option. Then
press the Enter button to select it.
Press to confirm
selection
Help button
3. Use the
pointer button on the remote control or the up and
down arrow buttons on the projector to highlight the problem
you want to solve. Then press the Enter button to view the
solution(s).
4. Highlight a solution (if this choice is available). Then press the
Enter button to select the solution.
Press the Esc button if you need to back up.
If the solution is to adjust one of the settings, use the
pointer
button on the remote control or the left and right arrow buttons
on the projector to adjust it.
5. To exit the Help system, press the ? Help button.
If none of the suggestions solves your problem, see additional
solutions to problems in the following sections.
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What To Do When the Lights Flash
The lights on top of the projector indicate the projector’s status and
let you know when a problem occurs.
Power light
Lamp light
Temperature light
If the projector is not working correctly, first turn it off and unplug it.
Then plug the power cord back in and turn on the projector. If this
does not solve the problem, check the status lights on top of the
projector and try the solutions recommended in the following table.
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Power
light
Lamp
light
Temperature
light
Red
Flashing red
Flashing red
There is an internal error in the projector. Turn the
projector off and unplug it. Contact Epson for
help.
Red
Off
Flashing red
There is a problem with the fan or a sensor. Turn
the projector off and unplug it. Contact Epson for
help.
Red
Flashing red
Off
The lamp is burned out, broken, or not installed
correctly; or the lamp cover is open. Close the
cover or replace or reseat the lamp, if necessary,
as described on page 72. If these suggestions
don’t work, contact Epson.
—
Flashing orange
Off
Replace the lamp with a new one as soon as
possible; see page 72 for instructions. If you
continue to use the lamp, there is a risk it may
break.
Red
Off
Red
The projector has overheated and turned itself
off. Let it cool for about five minutes, then turn it
back on. Make sure there is plenty of space
around and under the projector for ventilation.
Also clean the air filter and air exhaust vents. See
page 71. If it continues to overheat, you may
need to replace the air filter.
Flashing red
Off
Flashing orange
The projector is too hot. Make sure the
temperature in the room does not exceed 95 ° F
(35 ° C) and there is plenty of space around and
under the projector for ventilation. Clean the air
filter and air vents, if necessary. See page 71 for
instructions.
Orange
Off
Off
The projector is in standby or sleep mode. You
can unplug it or press the P Power button to
turn it on.
Flashing
green
Off
Off
The projector is warming up. Wait for the image
to appear.
Green
Off
Off
The projector is operating normally.
Flashing
orange
Off
Off
The projector is cooling down. Wait for the light
to stop flashing and remain orange before
unplugging it.
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Description
Solving Problems with the Image or
Sound
Power does not turn on.
■
Make sure the power cable is connected. Also, connect a lamp to
your power outlet to make sure it’s working.
■
If the projector lights turn off and on when you touch the power
cable, the cable may be defective. Contact Epson as described on
page 91.
No image appears on the screen.
■
Check that the Power light is green, not flashing, and the lens
cap is off.
■
Make sure that the projector is securely connected to your
computer or video source.
■
The projector may be in standby or sleep mode. If the projector
has not received any input signal for 30 minutes, it turns off the
lamp to conserve the lamp life and save energy. If the Power light
is orange, press the P Power button to turn the projector on.
■
Press the A/V Mute button to make sure the picture has not been
turned off temporarily.
■
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 P Power button
again.
■
Check the Video Signal or Computer 1 Input or Computer 2
Input setting in the Signal menu to make sure it is correct for the
selected source. See page 55 for more information.
■
Have messages been turned off in the Display setting of the
Extended menu? See page 59 for details.
■
Adjust the Brightness setting on the Image menu or select High
for the Brightness Control setting in the Setting menu. See
page 54 or page 58.
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■
The attached computer may be in sleep mode or displaying a
black screen saver. Try pressing a key on the computer.
■
If you’re projecting from a video source, press the Play button on
your video equipment.
Nothing appears on the external monitor.
■
Make sure the VGA computer cable is connected to your
computer’s video port and the projector’s
Computer1/Component Video1 port. It will not work if you
connected the computer cable to the projector’s
Computer2/Component Video2 port.
■
Make sure the cable from your monitor is connected to the
projector’s Monitor Out port.
You see a blue screen with the message No Signal displayed.
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■
Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described in
Chapter 1.
■
Make sure the power to your computer or video source is
turned on.
■
If you’ve connected a computer and one or more video sources,
you may need to press the Source Search button on the
projector, or the Comp 1, Comp 2, S-video, 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.
■
If you’ve connected a notebook computer, make sure it’s set to
display on an external monitor. See page 33.
If you’re using a PC notebook:
■
Hold down the Fn key and press the function key that lets you
display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such as
, or it may be labelled CRT/LCD. Allow a few seconds for
the projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your notebook’s
manual or online help for details.
On most systems, the
or CRT/LCD key lets you toggle
between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at
the same time.
■
Depending on your computer’s video card, you might need to use
the Display utility in the Control Panel to make sure that both the
LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. See your
computer’s documentation or online help for details.
If you’re using a PowerBook or iBook with
Macintosh OS X:
1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences, then click
Display.
2. Select VGA Display or Color LCD, click Arrange or
Arrangement, then select Mirror Displays.
If you’re using a PowerBook or iBook with
Macintosh OS 9.x:
1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then click
Monitors or Monitors and Sound.
2. Click the Arrange icon.
3. Drag one monitor icon on top of the other. This lets you display
on the projector screen as well as the LCD screen.
4. If the Arrange icon isn’t available, click the Monitor icon.
5. Select one of the listed Simulscan resolutions. (Allow a few
seconds for the projector to sync up after making the selection.)
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The message Not Supported is displayed.
■
Make sure your computer’s resolution and frequency are
supported by the projector. See page 97. If necessary, change
your computer’s resolution setting as described below.
■
If you’re projecting from a composite or S-video source, make
sure the correct Video Signal is selected in the Signal menu. See
page 57. It should be set to Auto unless you are projecting from a
60 Hz PAL video source, in which case it should be set to PAL60.
Only part of the computer image is displayed.
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■
If you’re projecting from a computer or RGB video device, press
the Auto button on the remote control. If this doesn’t work or if
you’re projecting from a component, composite, or S-video
device, you may need to adjust the Position setting in the Signal
menu. See page 56 for more information.
■
If you’ve enlarged part of the image using the E-Zoom button
on the remote control, press the Esc button to cancel zooming
and return to full display.
■
Try pressing the Resize button on the remote control to select a
different aspect ratio (ratio of length to height).
■
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
supported display formats listed on page 98.
■
Windows:
Right-click the desktop, select Properties, click the Settings
tab, and select a different resolution.
■
Macintosh OS X:
On the Apple menu, choose System Preferences, then
click Display (or Displays for OS X 10.3). Select a different
resolution.
■
Macintosh OS 9.x:
On the Apple menu, choose Control Panels, then click
Monitors or Monitors and Sound. Select a different
resolution.
If this option isn’t available, select one of the other compatible
video formats listed on page 96.
■
You may also need to modify existing presentation files if you
created them for a different resolution. See your software
documentation for specific information.
■
If you’ve set up your projector and computer to display the same
image simultaneously, the projector may only project half the
image. Turn off the dual display settings.
The image isn’t rectangular, but trapezoid-shaped.
■
Make sure the projector isn’t placed off to one side of the screen,
at an angle, or the image won’t be rectangular. Place it directly in
front of the center of the screen, facing the screen squarely.
■
If you’ve tilted the projector upward, the image will be broader at
the top. Turn on Auto Keystone correction as described on
page 57 or hold down the
or
buttons on top of the
projector until the image is rectangular.
The image contains static or noise.
■
If you’re using a computer cable longer than 6 feet, or an
extension cable, the image quality may be reduced.
■
Keep your computer and video cables separated from the power
cord as much as possible to prevent interference.
■
The video signal may be split between the computer and the
projector. If you notice a decline in the projected image quality
when the image is displayed simultaneously on your notebook
computer and the projector, turn off the notebook’s LCD display.
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■
If you’re projecting from a composite or S-video source, check the
Video Signal setting in the Signal menu. In most cases, leave it
set at Auto. If you’re using a 60-Hz PAL video source, change this
setting to PAL60. See page 57 for details.
■
Make sure the cables are securely connected at both ends.
■
If you’re projecting from a computer, select the correct resolution;
see “Compatible Computer Display Formats” on page 97.
■
If you’re projecting from a computer, press the Auto button on
the remote control or the Enter button on the projector to adjust
tracking and sync automatically. If that doesn’t work, try
adjusting the Sync and Tracking settings in the Signal menu. See
page 56.
note
If you turn on Auto
Keystone in the Setting
menu (see page 58) or change
the Sharpness setting in the
Image menu (see page 54),
you may have trouble
adjusting the focus using the
focus ring. Reset these settings
to their default values if you
want to use the focus ring; see
page 68.
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The image is blurry.
■
Adjust the focus using the focus ring.
■
Make sure the lens cap is off.
■
There may be dirt or smears on the lens. Clean the lens as
described on page 70.
■
Make sure the lens is not fogged by condensation. You may need
to wait before using the projector after moving it from a cold
environment.
■
Make sure the projection distance is within the range described on
page 14.
■
Adjust the Sharpness setting on the Image menu (see page 54).
You should be able to see the effect on the screen immediately.
■
Adjust the Brightness and Contrast settings in the image menu;
see page 54.
You see vertical stripes, flickering, or the image still looks
blurry after trying the solutions in the previous section.
■
If you’re projecting from a computer and displaying an image that
contains a lot of fine detail, you may notice one or more vertical
stripes or bands, or some of the characters may look heavy or
blurred. Press the Auto button on the remote control. This resets
the projector’s tracking and sync settings.
■
If further adjustment is needed, you can fine-tune the Tracking
and Sync settings manually using the Signal menu as described
on page 56.
1. Fill the screen with an image containing fine detail when
making these adjustments. For example, in Windows you can
select a pattern to appear as your desktop background. Or try
projecting black text on a white background.
note
For best results, adjust
tracking before you adjust
sync.
2. Adjust the Tracking to eliminate vertical stripes.
3. Adjust the Sync to increase the sharpness of the image or
eliminate flickering or signal interference.
The colors of the image are not right.
■
Make sure the input signal setting on the Signal menu matches
the signal from the connected device. If the image is too purple
and you’ve connected a computer or RGB video device to the
Computer1/Component Video1 or Computer2/Component
Video2 port, select Computer1 or Computer2 as the input
source. If you’ve connected a component video device to one of
these ports, select Component Video1 or Component Video2.
If you’re projecting from a composite video or S-video source,
make sure the correct Video Signal is selected on the Signal
message. See page 55 for details.
■
Try selecting a different Color Mode. See page 54 for
instructions.
■
If you’re displaying video, adjust the Color Intensity and Tint
settings on the Image menu. See page 54 for instructions.
■
Adjust the Brightness and Contrast settings on the Image
menu. See page 54.
note
Because of the different
technologies used, your
projected image may not
exactly match the colors on
your notebook or computer
monitor.
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■
Try adjusting the Color Adjustment setting on the Image menu.
See page 54.
■
Check your computer display settings to correct the color balance.
■
If the image seems dark, the lamp may be nearing time for
replacement. Check the lamp hours as described on page 61 and
replace it, if necessary, as described on page 72.
There is no sound.
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■
Press the
button on the remote control or projector to turn up
the volume.
■
If you’ve turned off the picture and sound, press the A/V Mute
button on the remote control to turn them on again.
■
If you’re using a VCR or other video source, make sure its volume
is not turned all the way down or muted. Also, make sure the
cables are connected correctly, as described in Chapter 1.
■
Make sure the audio cable is connected to the correct Audio port.
See page 21.
■
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 21.
■
The wrong source may be selected. Press the Source Search
button on the projector—or the Comp 1, Comp 2, S-Video, or
Video button on the remote control—to select the correct source.
Solving Password Problems
You have forgotten the password.
■
Write down the request code that appears in the Password Protect
Release screen and contact Epson. See “Where To Get Help” on
page 91.
■
If you turned on the password protect feature before setting the
password and no password was set before, try using the default
password: 0000.
The remote control is not available.
You must have the remote control to enter the password. If necessary,
you can purchase a replacement remote control from Epson. See
page 91 for details about ordering.
Solving Problems with the Remote
Control
The projector doesn’t respond to remote control commands.
■
Make sure you are within 20 feet of the projector, and within
range of the projector’s front or back sensor (approximately 30° to
the left or right and 15° above or below).
■
The remote control batteries may not be installed correctly or may
be low on power. Replace the batteries as described on page 48.
■
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.
■
The P Power button is disabled while the Power light is
flashing. Wait for the light to stop flashing.
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You have lost the remote control.
You need the remote control to access many projector features. If you
have lost it, you can order another from Epson. See page 91 for details
about ordering.
You can’t control the mouse pointer with the remote
control.
■
Make sure the USB mouse cable is securely connected to both
your computer’s USB port and the projector’s USB port. For
details, see page 19.
■
To use the USB mouse connection on a PC, your system must
have a “clean” installation of Windows 98SE, Windows Me,
Windows XP, or Windows 2000. The connection may not work
correctly if your system was upgraded from Windows 95.
■
If you’re running Windows 98 or Me, you may need to install
USB drivers from your Windows CD-ROM. After you install the
drivers, restart both the computer and the projector to
resynchronize the setup.
■
You can’t use the wireless mouse function while using the
E-Zoom buttons on the remote, adjusting the volume, capturing
a user’s logo, or displaying a configuration or help menu.
Solving Problems with the Projector’s
Buttons
The projector’s buttons don’t work.
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■
Operation Lock may be enabled. To disable it, press the
projector’s Enter button for seven seconds.
■
The P Power button is disabled while the Power light is
flashing. Wait for the light to stop flashing.
Where To Get Help
Epson provides technical assistance through electronic support
services 24 hours a day, as listed in the following table.
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach
Epson’s product support page at
http://support.epson.com. After selecting
your product, you can access troubleshooting
information, download product documentation,
and receive technical advice through e-mail.
Presenters Online
Access tips, templates, and training for
developing successful presentations at
http://www.presentersonline.com
Telephone Support Services
To use the Epson PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661
and enter the PIN on the Epson PrivateLine Support card included
with your projector. This is the fastest way to speak to a live
representative, and it’s free. This service is available 6 AM to 6 PM,
Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, for the duration of your
warranty period.
You may also speak with a projector support specialist by dialing one
of these numbers:
■
U.S.: (562) 276-4394, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
■
Canada: (905) 709-3839, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
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Before you call, please have the following information ready:
■
Product name (PowerLite 821p)
■
Product serial number (located on the bottom of the projector)
■
Computer or video configuration
note
■
Description of the problem
To purchase a replacement
remote control, call
(562) 276-4394 (U.S.) or
(905) 709-3839 (for dealer
referral in Canada).
You can purchase screens, carrying cases, or other accessories
from Epson at (800) 873-7766 or by visiting the Epson Store at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
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Technical Specifications
General
Type of display
Poly-silicon TFT active matrix
Lens
F=1.70 to 1.87, f=21.3 to 25.6 mm
Resolution
1024 × 768 pixels
Color reproduction
Full color, 16.8 million colors
Brightness (ANSI)
2600 lumens (High brightness mode)
1900 lumens (Low brightness mode)
Contrast ratio
500:1
Image size
30 to 300 inches (0.8 to 7.6 meters)
Projection distance
2.8 to 48.3 feet (0.85 to 14.7 meters)
Projection methods
Front, rear, ceiling
Focus adjustment
Manual
Zoom adjustment
Manual
Internal sound system
5 W monaural
Optical aspect ratio
4:3 (horizontal:vertical)
Zoom ratio
1:1.6
Noise level
36 dB (High brightness mode)
30 dB (Low brightness mode)
Keystone correction
angle
± 15°
vertical (maximum)
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note
Lamp life results vary
depending on
environmental conditions
and usage. Turn the
projector off when not
in use. Continuous
24-hour-a-day use may
reduce the overall life
of the product.
Projection Lamp
Power consumption
200 W
Lamp life
About 2000 hours (High brightness);
3000 hours (Low brightness)
Remote Control
Range
20 feet (6 meters)
Operating angle
About ± 30° horizontally
About ± 15° vertically
Batteries (2)
Alkaline AAA
Mouse Compatibility
Supports USB (Type B)
Dimensions
Height
4.13 to 4.8 inches
(105 to 123 mm)
Width
13.78 inches (350 mm)
Depth
9.45 inches (272 mm)
Weight
8.9 lb (4.0 kg)
Electrical
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Technical Specifications
Rated frequency
50/60 Hz
Power supply
100 to 120 VAC, 3.2 A
200 to 240 VAC, 1.6 A
Power consumption
Operating: 280 W
Standby: 5 W
Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
Storage: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C)
Humidity
Operating: 20 to 80% RH,
non-condensing
Storage: 10 to 90% RH,
non-condensing
Operating altitude
0 to 7,500 ft (0 to 2,286 m)
Safety and Approvals
United States
FCC 47CFR Part15B Class B (DoC)
UL60950 Third Edition
Canada
ICES-003 Class B
CSA C22.2 No. 60950 (cUL)
CE Marking
Directive 73/23/EEC, 89/336/EEC
IEC60950 Third Edition
EN 55022, EN 55024
IEC/EN61000-3-2
IEC/EN61000-3-3
Pixelworks™ DNX™ ICs are used in this
projector.
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Compatible Video Formats
You can use any of the following video sources: VCR, DVD player,
camcorder, digital camera, gaming console, or laser disc player. The
projector supports composite video, S-video, component video, and
RGB video, and it automatically senses the video format (HDTV,
SDTV, NTSC, PAL, or SECAM).
The projector supports these international video standards:
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Technical Specifications
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
NTSC
NTSC 4:3
PAL
PAL 4:3
M-PAL
N-PAL
PAL60
SECAM
SECAM 4:3
60
60
50
50
60
50
60
50
50
HDTV (720p)
HDTV (1080i)
SDTV (480i)
SDTV (540i)
SDTV (480p)
60
60
60
50
60
Compatible Computer Display Formats
You can connect the projector to a wide range of computers, including
PCs and notebooks, Apple Macintosh, Power Macintosh series
(including G3, G4 and G5 systems), PowerBook computers, many
iMac and iBook series systems, and high-end workstations such as the
Sun® SPARCstation.™
Although images are displayed at the projector’s native resolution of
1024 × 768 pixels, Epson’s patented SizeWise chip supports computer
display formats ranging from VGA through UXGA.
To project images output from a computer, the computer’s external
monitor signal must be set at a refresh rate (vertical frequency) that’s
compatible with the projector; see the following table for compatible
formats. For best results, the computer’s resolution should be set to
match the projector’s native resolution (1024 × 768). If this resolution
isn’t available, select one of the other compatible formats:
■
Windows:
Right-click the desktop, select Properties, click the Settings tab,
and select a compatible resolution. (For a notebook displaying
through an external monitor port, you’ll need to click the
Advanced button on the Settings tab, then adjust the resolution
of the external monitor.)
■
Macintosh OS X:
From the Apple menu, select System Preferences, then click
Displays. Make sure the VGA Display or Color LCD dialog box
is selected, then click the Display tab and select a compatible
resolution.
■
Macintosh OS 9.x:
On the Apple menu, choose Control Panels, then click
Monitors or Monitors and Sound. Click the Monitor tab and
select a compatible resolution for your external monitor.
You may need to modify existing presentation files if you created them
for a different resolution. See your software documentation for details.
Technical Specifications 97
The projector supports these monitor display formats:
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Technical Specifications
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
VGA EGA
70
640 × 350
VGA—60
VESA—60
VESA—72
VESA—75
VESA—85
60
60
72
75
85
640 ×
640 ×
640 ×
640 ×
640 ×
480
480
480
480
480
SVGA—56
SVGA—60
SVGA—72
SVGA—75
SVGA—85
56
60
72
75
85
800 ×
800 ×
800 ×
800 ×
800 ×
600
600
600
600
600
XGA—60
XGA—70
XGA—75
XGA—85
60
70
75
85
1024 ×
1024 ×
1024 ×
1024 ×
SXGA1—70
SXGA1—75
SXGA1—85
70
75
85
1152 × 864
1152 × 864
1152 × 864
SXGA2—60
SXGA2—75
SXGA2—85
60
75
85
1280 × 960
1280 × 960
1280 × 960
SXGA3—60
SXGA3—75
SXGA3—85
60
75
85
1280 × 1024
1280 × 1024
1280 × 1024
UXGA—60
60
1600 × 1200
iMAC VGA
iMAC SVGA
iMAC XGA
MAC13
MAC16
MAC19—60
MAC19
MAC21
117
95
75
67
75
60
75
75
640 × 480
800 × 600
1024 × 768
640 × 480
832 × 624
1024 × 768
1024 × 768
1152 × 870
SDTV (540i)
SDTV (480i)
SDTV (480p)
50
60
60
720 × 540
640 × 480
640 × 480
HDTV (720p)
HDTV (1080i)
60
60
1280 × 720
1920 × 1080
768
768
768
768
Notices
This appendix includes safety instructions and other important information
about your Epson PowerLite projector.
Important Safety Instructions
Follow these safety instructions when setting up and using the projector:
■
Do not place the projector on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
■
Do not use the projector near water or sources of heat.
■
Use the type of power source indicated on the projector. If you are not
sure of the power available, consult your dealer or power company.
■
Place the projector near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily
unplugged.
Placez l’appareil près d’une prise de courant 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.
■
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.
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■
Never push objects of any kind through the 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 personnel.
Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages and
other hazards.
■
Unplug the projector from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions: When the power cord
or plug is damaged or frayed. If liquid has been spilled into the
projector, or if it has been exposed to rain or water. If it does not operate
normally when you follow the operating instructions, or if it exhibits a
distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service. If it has
been dropped or the housing has been damaged.
■
The lamp(s) in this product contain mercury. Please consult your
state and local regulations regarding disposal or recycling. Do not put in
the trash.
■
Unplug the projector during lightning storms or when it will not
be used for extended periods.
■
Do not place the projector and/or remote control on top of
heat-producing equipment or in a hot location.
■
If you use the projector in a country other than where you purchased it,
use the correct power cord for that country.
■
Do not stand on the projector or place heavy objects on it.
■
Do not use the projector outside of the required temperature range of
41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C). Doing so may cause an unstable display and
could lead to projector damage.
■
Do not store the projector outside of the required temperature range of
14 to 140 °F (−10 to 60 °C) or in direct sunlight for long periods of
time. Doing so may cause damage to the case.
WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the
State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
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Notices
Remote Control Information
You can operate the projector by remote control via a line-of-sight infrared
(IR) receiver at the front and rear of the projector. The projector may not
respond to remote control commands under the following conditions:
■
There is an object between the remote control IR emitter and the IR
receiver on the projector.
■
Ambient light is too bright.
■
Certain types of fluorescent lighting are used.
■
A strong light source shines into the IR receiver.
■
Other equipment that emits infrared energy, such as a radiant room
heater, is in the room.
These conditions commonly cause problems for most infrared-controlled
equipment. Try the following:
■
The remote control’s batteries may be low on power; replace them.
■
Dim the ambient lighting and/or turn off any fluorescent lights.
■
Close any window coverings and/or move the projector out of direct
sunlight.
■
Turn off other equipment that emits infrared energy.
Notices 101
Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15, Class B Personal Computers and
Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B
Personal Computers
We:
Located at:
Epson America, Inc.
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
MS: 3-13
Long Beach, CA 90806
Telephone:
(562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies
with 47CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device. Each
product marketed, is identical to the representative unit tested and found to
be compliant with the standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the
equipment being produced can be expected to be within the variation
accepted, due to quantity production and testing on a statistical basis as
required by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
Epson
Type of Product: Projector
Model:
EMP-821
Marketing Name: PowerLite 821p
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Notices
FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this
equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification or Declaration of this device
and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the
FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use
a shielded equipment interface cable with this device. If this equipment has
more than one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused
interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
Notices 103
Warranty
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty
Basic Two-Year Warranty and 90-Day Lamp Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“Epson”) warrants to the original
retail purchaser of the Epson product enclosed with this limited warranty
statement that the product, if purchased new and operated in the United
States or Canada, conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications and will be
free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years
from the date of original purchase (except that the warranty period is 90 days
for projector lamps). For warranty service, you must provide proof of the date
of original purchase.
What Epson Will Do To Correct Problems: If you elect carry-in warranty
service, please bring the product securely packaged in its original container or
an equivalent, along with proof of the date of original purchase, to your
Epson Dealer or Epson Customer Care Center. Epson will, at its option,
repair or replace on an exchange basis the defective unit, without charge for
parts or labor. When warranty service involves the exchange of the product or
of a part, the item replaced becomes Epson property. The exchanged product
or part may be new or previously refurbished to the Epson standard of
quality, and at Epson’s option, the replacement may be another model of like
kind and quality. Epson’s liability for replacement of the covered product will
not exceed the original retail selling price of the covered product. Exchange
or replacement products or parts assume the remaining warranty period of
the product covered by this limited warranty. However, each replacement
lamp carries the limited 90-day warranty stated above.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty does not apply to
refurbished or reconditioned products. This warranty covers only normal
consumer use in the United States and Canada. 24-hour-per-day use causes
unusual strain and is not considered normal use. This warranty does not
cover consumables (e.g., fuses), other than lamps. This warranty is not
transferable. Epson is not responsible for warranty service should the Epson
label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed or should the
product fail to be properly maintained or fail to function properly as a result
of misuse, abuse, improper installation, neglect, improper shipping, damage
caused by disasters such as fire, flood, and lightning, improper electrical
current, software problems, interaction with non-Epson products, or service
other than by an Epson Authorized Servicer. Postage, insurance, or shipping
costs incurred in presenting your Epson product for carry-in warranty service
are your responsibility. If a claimed defect cannot be identified or reproduced
in service, you will be held responsible for costs incurred.
104
Notices
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS
APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE
LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE.
UNLESS STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENTS OR
REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR FIRM
ARE VOID. IN THE EVENT THE REMEDIES ABOVE FAIL, EPSON’S
ENTIRE LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO A REFUND OF THE
PRICE PAID FOR THE EPSON PRODUCT COVERED BY THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS WRITTEN
WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS
AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE,
OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR
INABILITY TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER
RESULTING FROM BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER
LEGAL THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts and some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions
may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights, which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
To locate the Authorized Epson Servicer nearest you, call the Epson
ConnectionSM at (800) 637-7661 + PIN or (562) 276-4394 in the U.S. and
(905) 709-3839 in Canada or write to: Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box
93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-3012.
Notices 105
106
Notices
Index
A
A/V cable, 22 to 23
A/V Mute, 45, 59, 63 to 64, 81, 88
Accessories, 12, 92
Adapters, Macintosh, 12, 17
Air filter
cleaning and replacing, 71 to 72
purchasing, 12
Anti-theft device, 12
Aspect ratio, 46, 57, 93
Audio
adjusting volume, 41, 58
cable, 8, 21, 88
connecting notebook, 21
problems, troubleshooting, 88
turning off, 45
Audio adapter, 10, 27
Auto button, 39, 56
Auto Keystone correction, 15, 38, 50, 58
Auto Setup setting, 39, 56
B
Background Color setting, 59, 66
Banding in image, 87
Batteries, replacing, 48
Blackboard color mode, 40, 54
Blank screen, 33 to 35, 81 to 84
Blue background, 59
Blurry image, 86
Brightness, 7, 39, 54, 72, 81, 87, 93
Brightness Control setting, 39, 81
Brightness setting, 87
Buttons, disabling projector, 58
C
Cables, 10 to 12
Camcorder, connecting to, 22 to 24
Carrying case, 12, 76
Ceiling
mount, 12, 15
projection, 15, 60
Cleaning
air filter and vents, 71 to 72
lens, 70
projector case, 70
Color
adjusting, 39 to 40, 53 to 54
problems, 87 to 88
specifications, 93
Color Adjustment setting, 54
Color Intensity setting, 54
Color Mode, 39 to 40, 54
COM Port setting, 60
Comp1/Comp2 buttons, 32, 44, 82
Component video cable, 11 to 12, 22, 26
Component video source, selecting, 26, 32, 44,
56
Composite video cable, 22 to 23
Computer
cable, 10, 16 to 18
connecting to projector, 16 to 19
source, selecting, 18, 19, 32, 44, 56
support, 7
supported display formats, 97 to 98
Computer/Component Video ports, 17 to 18,
25, 44
Connecting projector
to a computer, 16 to 21
to a video source, 22 to 26
Contrast, 54, 87, 93
D
Declaration of Conformity, 102
Default password, 63
Default settings, restoring, 68
Digital camera, connecting to, 22 to 24
Dimensions, 94
Direct Power setting, 60
107
Distance from projector to screen, 14, 93
Documentation, using, 9
DVD player, connecting to, 22 to 26
Dynamic color mode, 40
E
Electrical specifications, 94
Enter button, 47, 51 to 52
Entering the password, 66 to 67
Environmental specifications, 95
Epson
accessories, 12, 92
Extra Care Road Service, 10
PrivateLine Support, 9, 91
Store, 12, 92
technical support, 9, 91 to 92
Esc button, 47, 51 to 52
Extended menu, 50, 59 to 60
Extra Care Road Service, 10
E-Zoom button, 45 to 46
F
FCC compliance statement, 103
Filter, cleaning and replacing, 71 to 72
Focusing, 36
Foot release levers, 37
Freeze button, 45
Front projection, 14 to 15, 60
Front/Ceiling setting, 15, 60
H
Height of image, adjusting, 37
Help, 9, 91 to 92
Help system, using, 77 to 78
High brightness, 39, 72, 81, 93
I
iBook, connecting to, 16 to 18
iMac, connecting to, 11, 16 to 19
108
Index
Image
capturing and saving in projector, 63 to 64
correcting shape of, 38, 58, 85
fitting on screen, 39, 56, 57, 84 to 85
focusing, 36
freezing, 45
height, adjusting, 37
menu, 50, 53 to 54
positioning, 37, 39, 56
problems, 81 to 88
raising, 37
selecting source, 18, 19, 23 to 26, 31 to 32,
44, 56 to 57
shape, correcting, 38, 58, 85
size and projection distance, 14, 93
turning off, 45
zooming, 36, 45 to 46
Info menu, 50, 61 to 62
Input signal, selecting, 18, 19, 23 to 26, 32,
44, 56 to 57
K
Kensington anti-theft device, 12
Keystone correction, 38, 58, 85, 93
L
Lamp
automatic shutoff, 42
brightness, 7, 72, 81, 93
number of hours used, 61, 72, 75
replacing, 72 to 75
specifications, 94
status light, 79 to 80
timer, resetting, 75
Language setting, 60
Laptop computer, see Notebook computer
Laser disc player, connecting to, 22 to 26
Lens
cleaning, 70
specifications, 93
Lights, status, 79 to 80
Living Room color mode, 40, 54
Logo
creating, 63 to 64
displaying, 64 to 66
turning on, 59, 65 to 66
Low brightness, 39, 72, 93
M
Macintosh
adapters, 12, 17
connecting, 16 to 19
Manuals, 9
Menus
changing settings, 51 to 52
Extended, 50, 59 to 60
Image, 50, 53 to 54
Info, 50, 61 to 62
Reset, 50, 68
Setting, 50, 57 to 58
Signal, 50, 55 to 57
User’s Logo, 63 to 64
using, 50 to 52
Message setting, 59
Mouse
compatibility, 94
connecting cable, 19 to 20
using remote control as, 47
Moving projector, 76
N
Noise level, 93
Notebook computer
connecting to, 16 to 19
displaying on, 33 to 35, 82 to 84
O
Operation Lock setting, 58, 67
Options for projector, 12
P
Page up and Page down buttons, 47
Password
default, 63
entering, 66 to 67
logo protection, 63 to 67
problems, 89
prompt, 31, 66
request code, 67
setting, 65
turning on, 65 to 66
Picture source, selecting, 18, 19, 23 to 26, 32,
56 to 57
Pixelworks, 95
Pointer
changing shape, 58
problems with, 90
using, 47
Position setting, 56
Positioning
image, 37, 56
projector, 14 to 15
Power
button, 31, 41
consumption, 94
light, 31, 79 to 80
saving, 42
supply, 94
PowerBook, connecting to, 16 to 19
Presentation color mode, 40, 54
Presenters Online, 9, 91
PrivateLine Support, 9, 91
Problems
color, 87 to 88
image, 81 to 88
password, 89
pointer, 90
remote control, 89 to 90, 101
sound, 88
Projection lamp, see Lamp
Index 109
Projector
accessories, 12
carrying case, 12, 76
cleaning, 69 to 72
disabling buttons, 58, 67
distance from screen, 14, 93
feet, adjusting height with, 37
lamp specifications, 94
password protection, 62 to 67
positioning, 14 to 15
resolution, 7, 93, 97 to 98
transporting, 76
turning off, 42
turning on, 30 to 32
unpacking, 10
viewing information about, 61 to 62
Q
Quick Setup sheet, 9
R
Raising image, 37
RCA A/V cable, 22 to 23
Rear projection, 15, 60
Registration, 10
Remote control
problems, 89 to 90, 101
replacing, 12, 92
replacing batteries, 48
specifications, 94
using, 43 to 47
wireless mouse, using as, 47
Replacing
air filter, 71 to 72
lamp, 72 to 75
remote control, 12, 92
remote control batteries, 48
Request code, password, 67
Reset menu, 50, 68
Resize button, 46
Resize setting, 57
Resolution, 7, 61, 93, 97 to 98
110
Index
S
Safety
approvals, 95
instructions, 99 to 100
Screen logo, see User’s Logo
Screen, distance from projector, 14, 93
Screens, portable, 12
Setting a password, 65
Setting menu, 50, 57 to 58
Sharpness setting, 54
Signal menu, 50, 55 to 57
Sleep mode, 42, 60
Sound, see Audio
Source Search button, 31 to 32, 44
Source, selecting, 18 to 19, 23 to 26, 31 to 32,
44, 56 to 57
Speaker, specifications, 93
Specifications
brightness, 7, 93
electrical, 94
environmental, 95
lamp, 94
lens, 93
remote control, 94
resolution, 7, 93, 97 to 98
safety, 95
sRGB color mode, 40, 54
Standby mode, 42, 60
Startup screen
creating, 63 to 64
displaying, 64 to 66
user’s logo, see User’s Logo
Startup Screen setting, 59
Status lights, 79 to 80
Stopping action, 45
Stripes in image, 87
Support, 9, 91 to 92
S-video button, 44
S-video cable, 11, 12, 22
Switching picture source, 32, 44
Sync, adjusting, 56, 86 to 87
T
V
Technical support, 9, 91 to 92
Temperature
light, 79 to 80
requirements, 95
Theatre color mode, 40, 54
Timer, lamp, 75
Tint setting, 54
Tracking, adjusting, 56, 86 to 87
Transporting projector, 76
Troubleshooting
color, 87 to 88
cut-off image, 39, 84 to 85
image quality, 85 to 87
image shape, 85
no image, 81 to 84
no sound, 88
password, 89
pointer, 90
remote control problems, 89 to 90, 101
Turning off picture, 45
Turning off projector, 42
Turning on password, 65 to 66
Turning on projector, 30 to 32
Turning on User’s Logo, 59, 65 to 66
Typing the password, 66 to 67
VCR, connecting to, 22 to 26
VGA computer cables, 10, 16 to 18
Video
display settings, 61 to 62
formats, supported, 96 to 98
source, connecting to, 22 to 26
source, selecting, 23 to 26, 31 to 32, 44,
56 to 57
Video button, 44
Video Signal setting, 57
Volume, adjusting, 41, 58
W
Warning lights, 79 to 80
Warranty, 10, 104 to 105
Weight, 94
Wireless mouse, 19 to 20, 47, 90
Z
Zoom ratio, 93
Zooming image, 36, 45 to 46
U
Unpacking projector, 10
USB mouse cable, 10, 19 to 20
User’s Logo
creating, 63 to 64
displaying, 64 to 66
turning on, 59, 65 to 66
Index 111
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