Polaview 305 User Guide

Polaview 305 User Guide
Polaview 305 Projector
User Guide
FCC Statement
Warning: This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instruction manual, may
cause interference to radio communications. It has been
tested and found to comply with limits for a Class “A”
computing device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of
the FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable
protection against such interference when operated in a
commercial environment. Operation of this equipment in
a residential area is likely to cause interference in which
case the user, at his own expense, will be required to
take whatever measures may be necessary to correct the
interference.
Canadian Notice
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits
for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out
in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits
radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux
appareils numériques de la classe A prescrites dans le
Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique edicté par le
ministère des Communications du Canada.
European Notice
Warning: This is a Class A product. In a domestic
environment this product may cause radio interference
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satisfies the requirements of the EU (European Union)
regarding safety, public health, environment and
consumer protection. (“CE” is the abbreviation of
Conformité Européenne.) This product is in conformity
with the following directives: 73/23/EEC, low voltage
directive; 89/33/EEC, EMC directive; 93/68/EEC,
“CE” marking directive.
© Copyright 1996 Polaroid Corporation. All rights reserved.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Table of contents
1 Introduction
What’s in the box?
3
Quick start
5
The remote control and the control panel
12
2 Detailed setup
Setting up your projector
15
Getting started
16
Connecting the projector to your computer
22
Connecting video and audio to the projector
33
Important precautions
38
Adjusting the image
42
ii Table of contents
3 Using the projector
Using your projector
45
Using the remote control and the control panel
46
Switching input sources
49
Using the menus
50
Adjusting the image
51
Adjusting the audio
53
Adjusting the remote-control mouse tracking
54
Presentation features
55
Advanced features
59
Menus and keys
61
4 Polaroid F/X
Installing Polaroid F/X
73
Using Polaroid F/X
75
5 Maintenance
Cleaning the lens and mirror
87
Cleaning the projection window
88
Replacing the lamp
89
Cleaning/changing air filters
92
Replacing the batteries in the remote control
96
Temperature extremes
96
Table of contents iii
6 Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting guide
97
Polaview Model 305 Projector parameter adjustments
100
Adjusting your display
102
Unknown/Unrecognized video source
106
Compatibility list
108
Where to get help
112
Polaroid Service Centers
113
Warranty
115
Appendix A: Specifications
117
Appendix B: Parts
119
Appendix C: Sense lines
121
Index
125
1 Introduction
The Polaroid Polaview projector family consists of portable,
color data and video LCD desktop projectors that make sharing data and presenting information as easy as connecting
your computer to your monitor.
The Polaview Model 305 Projector is a high-resolution multimedia LCD projector that offers the highest, brightest image
quality available. It is compatible with a wide range of computers; from 640 x 480 personal computers to 1280 x 1024
workstations.
The Polaview
Model 305
Projector in use
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2 Introduction
Cyclops interactive pointer system
The Polaview Model 305 Projector comes Cyclops-ready.
The Cyclops interactive pointer system functions like a cordless mouse, and allows you control your computer and software by pointing at the projection screen.
Introducing the Adobe Acrobat Player System
The Adobe Acrobat Player Image Display System brings the
functionality of computers and projectors closer together by
eliminating the need to hook a computer up to the projector.
Print your presentation from whatever application you are
using to a special file called a PDF file, and copy or store the
file on a disk. Then place the disk in the Adobe Acrobat Player System disk drive, and start the presentation.
If you would like to order the Adobe Acrobat Player System,
contact your local dealer or refer to Appendix B: Parts for
ordering information.
Introduction 3
What’s in the box?
After you open the box and remove the projector and the
shrink-wrapped accessory packs, make sure you have all of
the items shown below.
Items included
with the Polaview
Model 305
Projector
a
b
c
MUTE
– VOLU
ME
+
MENU
SOUR
CE
SETU
P
PROG
1PROG
2
d
PRO
XIM
A®
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
a Polaview Model 305
Projector
h Composite video/audio
cable
b Remote control
i 13C3-to-LCD cable
c Polaroid F/X disks
j Macintosh-to-LCD cable
d Power cord (U.S.)
k VGA-to-LCD cable
e Mini-jack-to-RCA cable
f Computer audio cable
g S-video cable
4 Introduction
Also included but
not shown
•
Macintosh-to-LCD adapter
•
SGI-to-LCD cable and adapter
•
DEC 3C3-to-LCD cable and adapter
•
Macintosh and PC serial cables
(included with remote)
•
2 AAA alkaline batteries
•
User’s Guide
•
Product registration card
•
European, U.K., and Italian power cords
Introduction 5
Quick start
To connect the projector to your computer, read the section
appropriate for your hardware in the following Quick start
section (or read Chapter 2, Detailed setup, which lists these
steps in greater detail).
Take a moment to identify the parts of the projector.
The Polaview
Model 305
Projector
a
b
c
f
d
e
g
h
i
a Flip mirror
f Projection arm
b Flip-mirror-release lever
g Projection window
c Projection lens
h Power switch
d Arm-release lever
i Connector panel
e Control panel
6 Introduction
Setting up
the projector
1 Place the projector on a solid, flat surface.
2 Position the projector so that the side with the handle is facing the projection screen.
3 Locate the arm release lever. Slide it gently in the direction
of the arrow (see the illustration below).
Sliding the lever
to release the arm
4 The arm pops up. Gently lift the arm until it is fully extended. Do not force the arm farther.
5 Locate the flip-mirror-release lever on the top of the arm.
Slide it in the direction of the arrow (in the illustration) as
you pull up on the lift tab. This releases the mirror.
Sliding the lever to
release the flip mirror
Introduction 7
6 Gently tilt the flip mirror approximately 45˚. (You can adjust
the angle later to raise or lower the projected image.)
Tilting the flip mirror
to a 45 degree angle
Caution: Never push on or force the mirror. Always use
care when opening the mirror assembly. Avoid touching the
surface of the mirror with your fingers.
Connecting the
computer
Follow the instructions specific to your hardware.
Connecting PCs
1 Disconnect your computer-to-monitor cable at the computer
end.
2 Connect the free end of the monitor cable to the VGA OUT
connector on the projector.
3 Use the Polaview VGA-to-LCD connector cable (part number
C800-6) to link the projector to the computer. Connect the
end of the cable marked LCD to the projector COMPUTER IN
connector, and the end marked COMPUTER to the computer video-output connector.
Proceed to the section Connecting video and audio.
8 Introduction
Macintosh computers
Connecting a Macintosh monitor requires the Polaview VGA
/MAC (part number C804) adapter and the existing monitor
cable. Use the Polaview adapter only.
1 Disconnect your computer-to-monitor cable at the computer
end.
2 Connect the free end of the monitor cable to the Polaview
VGA/MAC adapter.
3 Connect the free end of the Mac-to-LCD adapter to the projector VGA OUT connector.
4 Use the Polaview Mac-to-LCD connector cable (part number
C802-6) to link the projector to the computer. Connect the
end marked LCD to the projector COMPUTER IN connector,
and the end marked COMPUTER to the computer video-output connector.
Proceed to the section Connecting video and audio.
Notebook computers
1 Connect the end of the video cable marked COMPUTER to
the external monitor connector on your notebook computer(or to the video cable adapter supplied with your notebook computer).
2 Connect the end of the video cable marked LCD to the
FROM COMPUTER connector on the projector.
Proceed to the section Connecting video and audio.
Silicon Graphics workstations
1 Disconnect your computer-to-monitor cable at the computer
end.
2 Connect the free end of the monitor cable to the SGI to LCD
adapter
3 Connect the free end of the SGI-to-LCD adapter to the projector COMPUTER OUT connector.
Introduction 9
4 Use the SGI 13C3-to-LCD connector cable (part number
C943-6) to link the projector to the computer. Connect the
end marked LCD to the projector COMPUTER IN connector,
and the end marked COMPUTER to the SGI workstation
video-output connector.
Proceed to the section Connecting video and audio.
Workstations with 13C3 connectors (except SGI)
1 Disconnect your computer-to-monitor cable at the computer
end.
2 Connect the free end of the monitor cable to the projector
COMPUTER OUT connector.
3 Use the 13C3-to-LCD connector cable (part number C801-6)
to link the projector to the computer. Connect the end
marked LCD to the projector COMPUTER IN connector, and
the end marked COMPUTER to the computer video-output
connector.
Proceed to the section Connecting video and audio.
Workstations with BNC connectors
1 Note which BNC connectors you are currently using with
the monitor. (You always use the R, G, and B connectors,
but the way you use the H and V connectors depends on the
computer configuration.) Disconnect your computer-tomonitor cable at the monitor (BNC) end.
2 Connect the free BNC end to the optional BNC block-to-LCD
connector cable (part number C942-2), connecting the same
BNC connectors used on the monitor. Plug the LCD end of
the cable into the projector COMPUTER IN connector.
3 Connect the optional BNC-to-LCD connector cable (part
number C803-6) to the projector COMPUTER OUT connector and the monitor BNC-video input. Use the same BNC
connections used with the monitor.
Proceed to the section Connecting video and audio.
10 Introduction
DEC workstations
1 Disconnect your computer-to-monitor cable at the computer end.
2 Connect the free end of the monitor cable to the DEC 3C3-toLCD adapter (part number C946).
3 Connect the free end of the DEC 3C3-to-LCD adapter to the
projector COMPUTER OUT connector.
4 Use the DEC 3C3-to-LCD connector cable (part number
C946-6) to link the projector to the computer. Connect the
end marked LCD to the projector COMPUTER IN connector,
and the end marked COMPUTER to the workstation videooutput connector.
Proceed to the next section, Connecting video and audio.
Connecting
video and audio
Connect audio and video sources to the projector, using this
table as a guide. If you need more information, see the
appropriate section in Chapter 2, Detailed setup.
To set this up:
Connect this cable:
From here:
To here:
Video from
VCR/ laserdisc
Composite
audio/video
cable (C497-6)
VIDEO 1, 2
ports on
projector
RCA port on
VCR marked
VIDEO OUT
or something similar
Video from
S-video
device
S-video cable
(C466-6)
S-VIDEO 1, 2
ports on
projector
VIDEO OUT
port on
S-video
device
Audio from
VCR/laserdisc
Composite
audio/video
cable
(C497-6)
AUDIO IN 1, 2
ports on projector
(red = right,
white = left)
AUDIO OUT
port on VCR
(red = right,
white = left)
Audio from
computer
Computer
audio
cable
(C498-6)
Left/right
COMPUTER
AUDIO IN ports
on projector
AUDIO OUT
port of the
Mac or the
sound card
of a PC
Introduction 11
To set this up:
Connect this cable:
From here:
To here:
External
speakers
Mini-jack-to-RCA cable
adapter (C5105) and
mini-jack cable (included
with speakers)
AUDIO OUT 1, 2
ports on
projector
Mini-jack
cable included
with speakers.
Stereo system
RCA stereo cable
(comes with
stereo)
AUDIO OUT
port on
projector
Left/right
AUDIO IN
ports on
amplifier
Microphone
Microphone cable
supplied with
microphone
MIC port on
projector
Amplified
microphone
Turning on
the projector
Once you connect the computer and any video or audio
sources, turn on the power:
1 Plug the power cord into the projector power receptacle.
Plug the other end into a properly-grounded wall outlet or
surge protector.
2 Move the switch power on the rear of the projector to the
“on” position.
3 Press the lamp on/off key to ignite the lamp. The lamp
lights slowly.
4 To raise or lower the image, tilt the mirror assembly accordingly.
5 Rotate the ring at the base of the projector lens to focus the
image.
12 Introduction
The remote control and the control panel
The remote control
and the control panel
m
b
MUTE
a
b
— VOLUME +
c
g
MENU
d
SOURCE
e
PROG 1
SETUP
h
k
g
l
MENU
h
i
PROG 2
SETUP
n
c
f
SCALE
SOURCE
CLEAR
j
i
Key
Function
a MUTE (remote
control only)
b
d
Mutes the audio, or returns the sound.
VOLUME +/- Adjusts the audio level.
c
(Lamp on/off)
On the remote, press this key once to
clear a black screen. The lamp stays on.
On both the remote control and the
control panel, turns the lamp off if you
hold it down for more than 2 seconds.
On the control panel, the green indicator
light above this key illuminates when the
lamp is on.
d SOURCE
Cycles through the various input
sources, including video, computer,
the Adobe Acrobat Player System mode.
e PROG 1 (remote
control only)
Executes the function you define in the
Preferences menu.
Introduction 13
Key
f MouseDisk
(remote control
only)
Function
Emulates a left-button mouse click when
you press the center of the disk.
Acts like an arrow key when you press
the edges of the disk.
Toggles between Draw and Move
modes in the Draw tool, and controls
the mouse pointer.
In Adobe Acrobat Player System menus,
controls the mouse pointer.
g MENU
Turns the menus on and off.
h SETUP
Adjusts the sync, contrast, brightness,
tint, and image position settings.
i SCALE/PROG 2
In computer or video mode, the SCALE
key enlarges or compresses the image
to fit the image to fit the 1024 x 768
resolution of the projector. To return the
image to its original size, press this key
again.
For the Adobe Acrobat Player System
mode, this key selects the current object.
Set the function of the PROG 2 key
(remote control only) in the Preferences
menu.
j Reverse/
Forward/
Pause
(remote control
only)
In an Adobe Acrobat Player System
presentation, Reverse/Forward moves to
the next/previous slide.
Pause suspends the current slide in an
Adobe Acrobat Player System
presentation.
Pause opens See-it/Show it in
Polaroid F/X.
14 Introduction
Key
Function
k
Over-temp
indicator
(control panel
only)
Illuminates if the projector is too hot,
or if the fans malfunction, indicating
that the lamp was automatically turned
off. For over-temp conditions, see
Chapter 6, Troubleshooting for more
information.
l
Replace lamp
(control panel
only)
Flashes for 90 seconds after you turn
off the lamp.
m Arrow keys
(control panel
only)
Illuminates when the recommended
lamp life is exhausted.
Move right/left among menus; move
up/down on menu items.
In Adobe Acrobat Player System
presentations, right/left moves to
the next/previous slide.
In Adobe Acrobat Player System menus,
these keys navigate the menus.
Pan and position the computer image.
n CLEAR
(control panel
only)
Clears the display to white, for use with
overhead transparencies.
Clears the screen to black if you press
CLEAR for two seconds.
2 Detailed setup
Setting up your projector
Before you begin, take a moment to identify the parts of the
projector.
The Polaview
Model 305
Projector
a
b
c
f
d
e
g
h
i
a Flip mirror
f
Projection arm
b Flip-mirror-release lever g Projection window
c Projection lens
h Power switch
d Arm-release lever
i Connector panel
e Control panel
16 Detailed setup
Getting started
Opening the projector
To open the projector:
1 Place the projector on a solid, flat surface.
2 Position the projector so that the side with the handle is facing the projection screen. The connector panel faces away
from the projection screen, as illustrated below.
Positioning the
projector in front
of the projection
screen
3 The projector must be parallel to the floor. If you use a
media cart, make sure the wheels are locked to prevent it
from moving.
Detailed setup 17
MENU
SETUP
VOLUME
SOURCE
FIT-TO-VIEW
REPL LAMP
POWER
WER
OVERTEMP
CLEAR
Top and side views
of the projector
Perpendicular to the
projection screen
Projection screen
Top view
Side view
Parallel to the floor
4 Locate the arm release lever beside the control panel, on the
top of the projector. Slide it gently in the direction of the
arrow.
Sliding the lever to
release the arm
18 Detailed setup
5 The arm pops up. Gently lift the arm until it is fully extended. Do not force the arm farther.
The arm pops up
6 Locate the flip-mirror-release lever on the top of the arm.
Slide it in the direction of the arrow while pulling up on the
lift tab. This releases the mirror.
The flip-mirrorrelease lever
Detailed setup 19
7 Gently tilt the flip mirror open approximately 45˚ (you can
adjust the angle of the mirror later, to raise or lower the projected image).
Opening the
flip mirror
Caution: Never push on or force the mirror. Always use
care when opening the mirror assembly. Avoid touching the
surface of the mirror with your fingers.
Closing the projector
To close the projector, reverse the opening procedures.
1 Tilt the mirror down into the arm until it latches.
2 Gently swing the arm down until it clicks into place. The
latch should click when the arm is completely retracted.
20 Detailed setup
Moving the projector
You should be sure to close the projector securely and disconnect all cables before moving it. The projector has a
recessed carrying handle on its side. To gain access to the
handle, just push one side of it in; the other side automatically releases (as illustrated below).
Gaining access to
the recessed handle
POWER
FIT-TO-V
IEW
SOURCE
VOLUME
REPL LAMP
CLEAR
SETUP
MENU
OVERTEM
P
If you must move the projector while it is open, grasp it
securely at the sides, by the lower part of the housing, to
support the weight of the projector.
Moving the projector
while it is open
Detailed setup 21
Turning on
the projector
The projector and the external monitor (should you use one)
should be turned on before you turn on your computer. This
ensures that the computer properly senses the display during the start-up process.
On the rear panel of the projector there is a power-cord
receptacle and a power switch.
The power switch
Power-cord receptacle
Power switch
To turn on
the projector
1 Plug the power cord into the power-cord receptacle.
2 Plug the other end of the power cord into a properly
grounded electrical outlet.
3 Move the power switch to the “on” position.
4 Press the
key to turn on the lamp. The lamp ignites slowly.
5 If you have not already done so, connect the projector to
your computer and external monitor (if you use one).
6 Turn on your computer and external monitor (if you use one).
You should see a projected image of your computer screen.
Note: The projector consumes 800 watts of power. Most
circuits surge protectors support 1,200 watts. Be sure to
connect any peripheral equipment to a separate circuit or
surge protector.
22 Detailed setup
Connecting the projector to your computer
Take a moment to review the projector connector panel.
The connector
panel of the
projector
AUDIO 1 IN
VIDEO 1
S-VIDEO 1
AUDIO 2 IN
VIDEO 2
S-VIDEO 2
MIC
COMPUTER
AUDIO IN
COMPUTER IN
CYCLOPS
AUDIO OUT
COMPUTER OUT
VGA OUT
Port
Connects to
Cable
AUDIO 1 IN
Left and right ports connect
to a video source, bring
audio into the projector.
Composite
audio/video.
cable.
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
Connects the projector to a
video camera, laserdisc
player, television, or a VCR
(NTSC/ PAL/SECAM source)
to bring video from these
sources into the projector.
Composite
audio/video
cable.
S-VIDEO 1
S-VIDEO 2
Connects the projector to
an S-video source to bring
video into the projector.
S-video
cable.
COMPUTER
AUDIO IN
Left and right ports connect
to the computer; bring
audio into the projector.
Computer
audio cable.
AUDIO 2 IN
Detailed setup 23
Port
Connects to
Cable
AUDIO OUT
Connects to external
speakers or an external
sound system to send
stereo audio out.
Audio cable.
CYCLOPS*
Connects to the computer
to use the Polaroid F/X
software or the optional
Cyclops interactive
pointer system.
RS-232 cable,
(PC, Mac, or
Workstation).
MIC
Connects an external
microphone to the
projector.
External
microphone
cable.
COMPUTER
IN
Connects to the computer
to bring computer video
into the projector.
PC, Mac,
Sun, SGI, or
DEC.
COMPUTER
OUT
Connects a workstation
monitor to the projector
for simultaneous display.
Existing
monitor
cable.**
VGA OUT
Connects a PC or Macintosh
monitor to the projector for
simultaneous display.
Existing
monitor
cable.**
* Instructions for connecting to this port are also included in the Cyclops
User’s Guide.
** You may also need to use an adapter.
To connect the projector to virtually any PC, Macintosh, or
workstation, choose the Polaview cable(s) that matches
your existing computer-to-monitor connection.
You normally need only one Polaview cable. Use this cable
to connect the projector to your computer video-output connector. Use the existing computer-to-monitor cable if you
also want to connect your monitor.
24 Detailed setup
Note: You do not need to shut off power to either the computer or projector when you connect the two units to one
another. Available cables include:
•
13C3-to-LCD connector cable (part number C801-6)
•
VGA-to-LCD connector cable (part number C800-6)
•
Mac-to-LCD connector cable (part number C802-6)
•
Mac-to-LCD adapter (part number C804-0)
•
SGI 13C3-to-LCD connector cable (part number C943-6)
•
SGI-to-LCD adapter (part number C947-12)
•
DEC 3C3-to-LCD connector cable (part number C948-6)
•
DEC 3C3-to-LCD adapter (part number C947-10)
•
Optional BNC block-to-LCD connector cable (part number
C942-2)
•
Optional BNC-to-LCD connector cable (part number C803-6)
Computer video always connects to the COMPUTER IN connector (13C3) on the projector.
The COMPUTER IN
connector
COMPUTER
AUDIO IN
COMPUTER IN
AUDIO OUT
COMPUTER OUT
VGA OUT
You can display data on a separate monitor in addition to
the projector. COMPUTER OUT connections can be made
with the projector and computer power on.
The video output
connectors
COMPUTER
AUDIO IN
COMPUTER IN
AUDIO OUT
COMPUTER OUT
VGA OUT
Detailed setup 25
Projecting without an attached monitor
Some display cards rely on sense-line information from the
monitor to configure themselves for the correct display resolution. The absence of sense-line information causes some
display cards to output a default video signal and actually
prevents some video cards from outputting video at all.
If you connect the projector to a computer without a monitor, turn on your system and check to see if the display resolution is acceptable. If it is not, you need to set the sense
lines to make the projector emulate a monitor (see Appendix C: Sense lines).
PCs
1 Disconnect your computer-to-monitor cable at the computer
end.
2 Connect the free end of the monitor cable to the VGA OUT
connector on the projector.
3 Use the Polaview VGA-to-LCD connector cable (part number
C800-6) to link the projector to the computer. Connect the
end of the cable marked LCD to the projector COMPUTER IN
connector, and the end marked COMPUTER to the computer video output connector.
PC video-out
connection
to the projector
VGA to connector
cable
PC
Projector
26 Detailed setup
Macintosh computers
Connecting a Macintosh monitor requires the Polaview
VGA/MAC adapter (part number C804) and the existing
monitor cable. Use the Polaview adapter only.
1 Disconnect your computer-to-monitor cable at the computer
end.
2 Connect the free end of the monitor cable to the Polaview
VGA/MAC adapter.
The Macintoshto-LCD connection
Mac-to-LCD
cable
Projector
Macintosh
3 Connect the free end of the Mac-to-LCD adapter to the projector VGA OUT connector.
Note: Macintosh users that do not connect an external
monitor may need to set Model 305 sense lines to achieve
the desired display resolution. See Appendix C: Sense lines
for more information.
4 Use the Polaview MAC to LCD connector cable (part number
C802-6) to link the projector to the computer. Connect the
end marked LCD to the projector COMPUTER IN connector,
and the end marked COMPUTER to the computer video output connector.
Detailed setup 27
Projector
VGA OUT port
Notebook
computers
LCD
MAC Monitor
Macintosh-to-LCD
adapter
LCD
The Polaview
Macintosh-to-LCD
adapter
Existing Macintosh
monitor cable
Use the appropriate Polaview video cable to connect your
notebook computer to the projector.
1 Connect the end of the Polaview video cable marked COMPUTER to the external monitor connector on your notebook
computer (or to the video cable adapter supplied with your
notebook computer).
2 Connect the end of the Polaview video cable marked LCD to
the COMPUTER IN connector on the projector.
Notebook
computer
connections
Video cable
Projector
Notebook computer
28 Detailed setup
Note: Some notebook computers require that you press a
combination of keys or use a control panel to set the projector as an external monitor. Refer to your notebook computer
manual for more information.
Workstations
13C3 video connections
(except Silicon Graphics workstations)
If your workstation has a 13C3 connector at the computer
video port:
1 Disconnect your computer-to-monitor cable at the computer
end.
2 Connect the free end of the monitor cable to the projector
COMPUTER OUT connector.
3 Use the Polaview 13C3-to-LCD connector cable (part number C801-6) to link the projector to the computer. Connect
the end marked LCD to the projector COMPUTER IN connector, and the end marked COMPUTER to the computer videooutput connector.
Workstation
video-out connection
to the projector
Monitor cable
LCD
connector
cable
Detailed setup 29
Silicon Graphics 13C3 video connections
If you have a Silicon Graphics workstation with 13C3 connectors at the computer and monitor video ports:
1 Disconnect your computer-to-monitor cable at the computer
end.
2 Connect the free end of the monitor cable to the Polaview
SGI-to-LCD adapter.
3 Connect the free end of the SGI-to-LCD adapter to the projector COMPUTER OUT connector.
Note: SGI workstation users that do not connect an external monitor need to set Model 305 sense lines to achieve
the desired display resolution. Refer to Appendix C: Sense
Lines for more information.
4 Use the Polaview SGI 13C3-to-LCD connector cable (part
number C943-6) to link the projector to the computer. Connect the end marked LCD to the projector COMPUTER IN
connector, and the end marked COMPUTER to the SGI
workstation video-output connector.
Silicon Graphics
workstation
connections
Monitor
cable
II
C
U AM
PC
SGI to LCD
adapter
Projector
SGI cable
Workstation
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DEC 3C3 video connections
If you have a DEC workstation with 3C3 connectors at the
computer and monitor video ports:
3C3 connector
1 Disconnect your computer-to-monitor cable at the computer
end.
2 Connect the free end of the monitor cable to the Polaview
DEC 3C3-to-LCD adapter (part number C947-10).
3 Connect the free end of the DEC 3C3-to-LCD adapter to the
projector COMPUTER OUT connector.
4 Use the Polaview DEC 3C3-to-LCD connector cable (part
number C948-6) to link the projector to the computer. Connect the end marked LCD to the projector COMPUTER IN
connector, and the end marked COMPUTER to the workstation video-output connector.
BNC video connections
If your workstation does not have a 13C3 video-port connector at the computer video port, but has a BNC connector at
the monitor, you need the optional Polaview BNC cables.
1 Note which BNC connectors you are currently using with
the monitor. (You always use the R, G, and B connectors,
but the way you use the H and V connectors depends on the
computer configuration.) Disconnect your computer-tomonitor cable at the monitor (BNC) end.
Detailed setup 31
2 Connect the free BNC end to the optional Polaview BNC
block-to-LCD connector cable (part number C942-2), connecting the same BNC connectors used on the monitor.
Plug the LCD end of the cable into the projector COMPUTER
IN connector.
Using the BNC
block-to-LCD
connector cable
LCD
R
G
B
H
V
To projector
Computer
VIDEO OUT
3 Connect the optional Polaview BNC-to-LCD connector cable
(part number C803-6) to the projector COMPUTER OUT connector and the monitor BNC video input. Use the same BNC
connections used with the monitor.
LCD
BNC-to-LCD
connector cable
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Connecting the Cyclops interactive pointer system
The Cyclops interactive pointer system uses a built-in camera to function like a cordless mouse. With the Cyclops system, you can control your computer cursor by moving the
hand-held Cyclops wand or optional laser pointer. Instructions for setting up your Cyclops system are included with
your Cyclops kit.
Connecting the Adobe Acrobat Player System
The Adobe Acrobat Player Image Display System brings the
functionality of computers and projectors closer together by
eliminating the need to hook a computer up to the projector.
Print your presentation from whatever application you are
using to a special file called a PDF file, and copy or store the
file on a disk. Then place the disk in the Adobe Acrobat Player System disk drive, and start the presentation.
To connect the Adobe Acrobat Player System to the projector, see the installation card that comes with your Adobe
Acrobat Player System package for instructions.
Detailed setup 33
Connecting video and audio to the projector
This section describes how to connect audio and video to
your projector. The Polaview Model 305 Projector has multiple inputs for audio and video. If you are connecting only
one audio or video source to your projector, use the VIDEO
1 and AUDIO 1 ports. Make sure that you connect your
audio and video to the corresponding group. If you connect
video to group 1 and audio to group 2, you cannot hear the
audio. Even though you connect both COMPUTER AUDIO
IN and AUDIO IN, only one of them is active:
Connecting video
from a VCR
•
If you select computer video, COMPUTER AUDIO IN is
active.
•
If you select NTSC/PAL/SECAM/S-video, AUDIO 1 IN is
active.
The projector can project video from NTSC, PAL or
SECAM sources (i.e., VCRs, laserdisc players and video
cameras).
The projector
connected to
a VCR
VCR
ER –
T
ORD
REC
O OU
AUDI
VIDEO
T
O OU
VIDE
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The composite audio/video cable (part number C497-6) has
a yellow, red, and white RCA plug at each end. To connect
an NTSC, PAL, or SECAM source to your projector, make
the appropriate cable connections, as indicated in the following chart:
Connecting video
from S-video sources
Cable
Projector port
VCR connector
Yellow
VIDEO 1 or 2
VIDEO OUT,
TO MONITOR, etc.
White
AUDIO 1 or 2 IN
(white plug)
L AUDIO OUT
Red
AUDIO 1 or 2 IN
(red plug)
R AUDIO OUT
The projector can also project video from an S-video
source.
1 Connect one end of the S-video cable (part number C466-6)
to the VIDEO OUT connector on the video source. The cable
has identical, round 4-pin connectors on either end.
2 Connect the other end of the cable to the projector
S-VIDEO 1 port.
Detailed setup 35
Connecting audio
from the computer
Use the COMPUTER AUDIO IN port to connect audio from a
computer.
1 Insert the mini jack end of the computer audio cable (part
number C498-6) into the AUDIO OUT connector of a Macintosh or the sound card of a PC.
2 Insert the RCA jacks at the other end of the computer audio
cable into the projector left and right COMPUTER AUDIO IN
ports.
The projector
COMPUTER
AUDIO IN port
MIC
COMPUTER
AUDIO IN
COMPUTER IN
Connecting a
microphone
CYCLOPS
AUDIO OUT
COMPUTER OUT
VGA OUT
To use a microphone while projecting an NTSC, PAL,
SECAM or S-video image, plug an amplified or wireless
microphone equipped with a line level output (maximum
1 volt, peak-to-peak) into the MIC port.
36 Detailed setup
Connecting
external speakers
The projector contains an internal stereo system consisting
of an amplifier and two speakers. Although this system provides high-quality stereo output, a multimedia presentation
may require external speakers or an external sound system.
When connecting external speakers, use the optional
Polaview loudspeaker system (part number A55) or a similar system.
1 Insert the two RCA plugs of on the mini-jack-to-RCA cable
adapter (part number C5105) into the projector AUDIO OUT
ports.
2 Connect the other end of the mini-jack-to-RCA cable adapter
to the speaker cable, included with your speakers
3 Connect speaker A to speaker B using the cables supplied
with the speaker system.
Connecting external
speakers
Mini-jack to RCA
cable adapter
Detailed setup 37
Connecting an
external
stereo system
To connect the projector to an external stereo system,
1 Using the computer video/audio cable (C497-6), insert the
white and red RCA plugs into the left and right AUDIO OUT
ports of the projector.
2 Insert the white and red RCA plugs at the other end of the
cable into the left and right AUDIO IN ports of the external
amplifier.
External stereo
system connections
ER
CEIV
EO RE
STER
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Important precautions
To avoid any potential hazards to the projector, make sure
not to obstruct the air-intake and exhaust grills. Do not operate the projector if these areas are clogged or blocked.
Allow sufficient
air flow
Caution: The lamp chamber gets very hot during operation, especially the ceramic sockets at each end of the lamp.
Be careful when you open the lamp chamber or change the
lamp. To allow that area to cool down, press the button to
turn off the lamp and let the fan cool the projector for at
least five minutes before you touch any of those components. See Chapter 5, Maintenance, for more information.
Detailed setup 39
Turning the lamp
on and off
The
The lamp is off when you first turn on the projector. Press
the key (shaded gray in the illustration below) on the
remote control or control panel to turn the lamp on. The
green power-indicator light illuminates. It takes a few seconds for the lamp to warm up.
key
MUTE
— VOLUME +
MENU
MENU
SOURCE
PROG 1
SETUP
SETUP
PROG 2
CLEAR
SCALE
SOURCE
To turn the lamp off, press and hold the key for about two
seconds. When you turn the lamp off, the projector fans
continue to run for about two minutes. Allow the fans to run
until they automatically turn off. This lengthens the lamp life
and helps ensure that the projector cools properly. Turning
the lamp off does not turn off the projector. To turn the
power off, move the power switch on the back of the projector to the “off” position.
After you turn off the lamp, you can immediately turn it back
on within five seconds. If you wait longer than five seconds,
you must then wait 90 seconds before turning it back on.
This is a built-in safety feature that helps prevent damage to
the lamp. Press the key again to turn on the lamp once
more. The lamp illuminates slowly, to prolong lamp life.
40 Detailed setup
The projector has safeguards built in to protect it from overheating. In the rare event that the projector overheats, the
lamp shuts off automatically and the over-temp indicator
(shaded gray in the illustration below) on the control panel
illuminates.
The over-temp
indicator light
MENU
SETUP
CLEAR
SCALE
SOURCE
In the unlikely event that an over-temperature condition
occurs, see Chapter 6, Troubleshooting, for information on
restarting your projector.
Detailed setup 41
Adjusting the image
Raising or lowering
the image
To raise or lower the projected image, tilt the mirror on top
of the arm up, to move the image higher, or down, to move
the image lower.
Focusing the image
To focus the image, rotate the ring just below the projection
lens, beneath the mirror, until the image is sharp and clear.
Rotating the
focus ring
42 Detailed setup
Correcting keystoning
The normal projected image has a rectangular shape. A keystoned image has a trapezoidal shape (as illustrated below).
A normal vs.
a keystoned image
Normal image
Keystoned image
Keystoning occurs when the front of the projector is not perpendicular to the projection screen (the vertical plane) or
when the projector is not parallel to the floor (the horizontal
plane). Keystoning can also occur when the projector is tilted sideways.
To correct keystoning, make sure that the projector is at a
right angle to the projection screen.
To project images high enough for the entire audience to
view, the projector has a built-in 4.5˚ correction for keystoning.
Detailed setup 43
Image size
The size of the projected image depends on the distance
between the projector and the projection screen. The following table shows the projected image size, measured diagonally, based on this distance.
Distance from screen
Diagonal image size
4 ft/1.2 m
46 inches
6 ft/1.8 m
69 inches
8 ft/2.4 m
92 inches
10 ft/3.0 m
115 inches
12 ft/3.6 m
138 inches
3 Using the projector
Using your projector
The Polaview Model 305 Projector is designed with ease of
use and simplicity in mind. With the remote control or the
control panel, most of the common functions are right at
your fingertips.
To execute most of the functions you need during your presentation, such as adjusting or muting the volume and proceeding from one slide to the next, just press the appropriate button on the remote control or the control panel.
This chapter describes keys on the remote control and control panel and their functions. It also describes how to use
the various projector and menu settings.
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Using the remote control and the control panel
The keys on the
remote control and
the control panel
MUTE
—VOLUME+
MENU
MENU
SOURCE
SETUP
SETUP
PROG 1 PROG 2
CLEAR
SCALE
SOURCE
SOURCE key
Use the SOURCE key to switch between the various video
input sources you connect, such as the computer video
input, NTSC/PAL/SECAM video input, S-video input, or
Adobe Acrobat Player System input.
SETUP key
Use the SETUP key to make your pre-presentation adjustments, such as sync, brightness, contrast, tint, and image
position.
/+VOLUME-
Use the VOLUME keys to adjust the volume from the projector internal speakers and any connected external speakers.
PROG 1 and
PROG 2 keys
Use these keys to execute the function you define in the
Preferences menu. In the Adobe Acrobat Player System dialog boxes, the PROG 2 key selects the highlighted item.
Reverse/Forward/Pause
In an Adobe Acrobat Player System presentation, these keys
reverse or advance to the next slide The Pause key suspends the timer for a slide during an Adobe Acrobat Player
System presentation. It also opens See-it/Show-it in
Polaroid FX.
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MouseDisk
When you press the center of the MouseDisk, it functions
like a mouse click. When you press the edges of the Mouse
Disk, it functions like an arrow key.
In the Draw tool, this key toggles between Draw and Move
modes. It also controls the mouse pointer. In Adobe Acrobat
Player System dialog boxes, press the edges of this button
to move the mouse pointer, and the center to select options.
MUTE key
Use the MUTE key to turn off the sound from the internal or
external speakers. Press it again to restore the sound.
MENU key
Press the MENU key to activate the on-screen menus. Press
it again to exit the menus.
(Lamp on/off)
Arrow keys
(control panel only)
This key turns the lamp on and off. On the remote control,
press and release this key once quickly to display a black
screen. To turn the lamp off, press and hold this key for at
least two seconds. This key does not turn off the projector.
When the projector menus are displayed, the arrow keys on
the control panel move the mouse pointer from menu to
menu (left and right arrow) and to items on the current
menu (up and down arrow).
When the projector menus are not displayed, these keys
pan or position the image in computer or video mode.
When the Adobe Acrobat Player System menus are displayed, these keys navigate those menus and dialog boxes.
SCALE/
(Adobe Acrobat
Player System)
The SCALE key enables you to fit a projected image on the
screen while your system displays at a higher resolution.
Press this key to scale images larger than 1024 x 768 or to
enlarge 640 x 480 images. Press this key a second time to
return to the normal display.
In the Adobe Acrobat Player System mode, this button has
multiple functions. See your Adobe Acrobat Player System
user’s guide for more information.
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CLEAR
Press the CLEAR key to clear the screen to a bright white
background. This is useful when you want to show a transparency during your presentation. Press and hold the
CLEAR key for approximately two seconds to clear the
screen to black. To display video once more, press the
CLEAR key again.
(Over-temp
indicator light,
control panel only)
This light illuminates if the projector becomes too hot or
when one of the fans malfunctions. When this light
illuminates, the lamp automatically shuts off. In the unlikely
event of an over-temperature condition, see Chapter 6,
Troubleshooting, for more information.
(Lamp-indicator
This light illuminates when the lamp needs to be replaced.
light, control panel only) It also flash for about 90 seconds after you turn off the
lamp.
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Switching input sources
With some presentations, you have multiple input sources
connected to the projector. Input sources are VCRs, computers, laserdisc players, the optional Adobe Acrobat Player
System system, or any piece of hardware that produces
images you want to project through your projector. For
example, you may have a VCR, the Adobe Acrobat Player
System, and your computer connected.
To switch from one of source to another, just press the
SOURCE key. Use the SOURCE key to scroll through the
various sources currently connected to your projector.
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Using the menus
Before starting your presentation, you want to fine-tune the
image to get the sharpest, clearest image possible. The
handful of settings you use the most are easy to access; just
press the SETUP key and make your adjustments. For the
settings you use less frequently, gain access to the projector
menus to make your adjustments. To open the menus,
press the MENU key once.
Each menu command offers a list of related settings. Each
setting is described in detail later in this chapter. For now, it
is important to know how to choose a menu and adjust the
various settings.
To navigate through the menus, press the edges of the
MouseDisk on the remote control or use the optional
Cyclops wand or laser pointer. (On the projector control
panel, press the up and down arrow keys.) As the cursor
moves up and down the main menu, additional options
appear to the right.
For most settings, you make incremental adjustments by
moving a slide bar. To move a slide bar, press the edges of
the MouseDisk, press the up and down arrow keys on the
projector control panel, or use the optional Cyclops wand or
laser pointer.
Changing the language
on the menus
To change the menus to a different language, choose
Language on the Preferences menu. Then choose the language you prefer. You can select from English, Spanish,
French, German, and Italian. The menus change instantly to
the language you select.
Saving your settings
You save your current settings when you exit each menu.
You also save your settings if you hold key for two seconds (to turn off the lamp).
If two or more presenters want to save their settings separately, see Advanced features.
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Reverting to the
factory defaults
If you want to revert to the original factory settings for a
specific computer source, choose Image, Factory Defaults,
Reset.
To reset the projector itself, press the CLEAR key, then press
each of the four arrow keys on the projector control panel
once. The power LED indicator blinks twice to indicate the
projector has been reset.
Adjusting the image
Press the SETUP key to gain access to most of the settings
you need to adjust the image.
Note: The choices on the Setup menu vary, depending on
your current input source.
Adjusting the
brightness
To adjust the brightness, press the SETUP key until the
Brightness slider appears. Press the edges of the
MouseDisk, use the optional Cyclops wand or laser pointer,
or press the left and right arrow keys to move the slider.
You can also adjust the brightness by opening the projector
menus and choosing Bright from the Image menu.
Adjusting the
contrast
To adjust the contrast, press the SETUP key until the
Contrast slider appears. Press the edges of the MouseDisk,
use the optional Cyclops wand or laser pointer, or press the
left and right arrow keys to move the slider.
You can also adjust the contrast by opening the projector
menus and choosing Contrast from the Image menu.
Correcting shimmering
or streaks
If your projected image has horizontal streaks, or seems to
shimmer slightly, adjust the Sync setting. (This setting is
only active when the source is your computer.)
Press the SETUP key until the Sync slider appears. Press the
edges of the MouseDisk, use the optional Cyclops wand or
laser pointer, or press the left and right arrow keys to move
the slider. Repeat until the streaks disappear.
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You can also adjust the sync by opening the projector
menus and choosing Sync from the Image menu.
Correcting
vertical banding
If the projected image has vertical black lines or bands,
adjust the Dot Clock (DotClk..) setting on the Image menu to
eliminate them. (This setting is only available when the
source is your computer.)
Adjusting the color
tint and saturation
To correct the tint, press the SETUP key and adjust the slide
bar for the Tint setting (availability depends on your current
input source).
If you prefer, you can also adjust the Red, Green, and Blue
settings on the Image menu (while the computer or Adobe
Acrobat Player System is the input source) or the Tint setting (while video or S-video is the input source).
Adjusting image
position
To move the on-screen image, press the SETUP key and
adjust the slide bar for Hor. Pos. (Horizontal Position) or
Vert. Pos. (Vertical Position). You can also find these settings
on the Advanced menu.
Switching to rear
projection mode
To switch to rear projection mode (projecting from behind
the projection screen instead of in front of the screen),
choose Projection, Rear from the Projector menu.
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Adjusting the audio
You can adjust the volume from the remote control, the
control panel, or the menus. The Audio menu contains additional audio controls.
Displaying and hiding
the volume indicator
You can display a volume indicator while you increase or
decrease the volume of the internal speakers. To display the
volume indicator, choose Preferences, On-Screen, Display.
To suppress this visual indicator, set On-Screen to Hide.
Adjusting the volume
To adjust the volume of the internal speakers and any external speakers you connect, press the + or - VOLUME key on
the remote control or control panel. You can also make
adjustments through the Audio menu.
Muting the audio
To mute the audio, press the MUTE key on the remote control, or choose Mute from the Audio menu.
To turn the sound back on, press the MUTE key a second
time or choose Mute, Normal from the Audio menu.
Adjusting bass
and treble
To adjust the level of bass or treble, choose the
corresponding command on the Audio menu, then move
the slide bar in the appropriate direction.
Adjusting fade
and balance
The fade slider allows you to choose between the internal
speakers in your projector and an external loudspeaker system like the Polaview loudspeaker system (part number
A55). The balance slider allows you to control the level of
sound from the left and right sides of your sound system.
To adjust the fade and balance, choose the corresponding
command on the Audio menu, then move the slide bar in
the appropriate direction.
Adjusting the volume
of the microphone
To increase or decrease the volume of the microphone,
choose Mic. Volume from the Audio menu, then move the
slide bar in the appropriate direction.
Switching between
stereo and monaural
mode
To switch between stereo and monaural mode, choose
Audio mode from the Audio menu, then choose the
appropriate setting.
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Adjusting the remote-control mouse tracking
Use this setting to adjust how fast the pointer moves. To
increase or decrease the remote-control mouse tracking,
choose Mouse Tracking from the Tools menu and move the
slider in the appropriate direction.
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Presentation features
Once you adjust the image and audio settings, you are
ready to start your presentation. This section describes
some of the features of the Polaview Model 305 Projector
that you may want to use during your presentations.
The Draw tool is a unique feature that lets you draw or
annotate on the projected image. You can choose from
three styles:
Using the Draw tool
•
Overlay lets you highlight or draw on top of the projected
image.
•
WhiteBoard clears the screen and provides a bright background for drawing.
•
BlackBoard clears the screen and provides a dark background for drawing.
To use the Draw tool:
1 Open the menus and choose Tools.
2 From the Tools menu, choose Draw mode, then specify
whether you want the Overlay, WhiteBoard, or BlackBoard.
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3 From the Tools menu, choose Draw, On. The Draw toolbar
appears in the upper left corner of the projected image. It
has four buttons:
The Draw toolbar
Button
Function
Click this button to select the
Draw tool.
Click this button to select the Eraser.
You can erase any of your annotations.
Click the Clear All button to erase all
previous annotations.
Click this button to select a new color.
This button displays the currently
selected color.
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Note: If you use the optional Cyclops interactive pointer
system, you can also click above the image to activate the
Draw tool.
4 Select one of these buttons, then use the Cyclops wand,
laser pointer, or the MouseDisk to draw on the projected
image.
To open the color palette:
1 Click the Color box or the icon in the upper right corner of
the projected image. Eight color-selection boxes appear.
The color-selection
boxes
2 Click the color you want to use, then click the Color box or
icon again to hide the color-selection boxes.
To draw, click and hold the MouseDisk for approximately
two seconds, then release it. Use the edges of the
MouseDisk to draw on the screen. When you are in Draw
mode, the cursor is black. When you are in Move mode, the
cursor is white.
To draw with the optional Cyclops interactive pointer system, click and hold the Cyclops wand button while you
move the cursor around the screen. Release the button to
end the drawing.
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You can move the Draw toolbar to another spot on the projected image. Click and hold the title bar of the toolbar, drag
it to a new location, and release the button. See Programming the remote control later in this chapter, for more information.
When you finish using the Draw tool, click the close box in
the upper left corner of the Draw toolbar.
If you use Draw features frequently, consider programming
either the PROG 1 or PROG 2 key, so you can open the Draw
tool quickly with the press of a key.
Setting the timer
(for intermission)
The Polaview Model 305 Projector includes a break timer,
for lunch breaks, intermissions, question-and-answer sessions, or any other timed pause. Your audience can see a
countdown displayed of the number of minutes remaining.
To use the timer, first set the length of the break. Choose
Tools, Break Timer Value, then indicate the length of the
break, in minutes. You can set a break for up to one hour.
After you indicate the length of the break, choose Tools,
Break Timer, On to start the timer. To turn the Break Timer
off, press the Menu key on the remote or control panel.
Projecting
transparencies
The CLEAR key clears the projected image, allowing you to
project transparencies in the middle of your presentation.
You can clear to either a white or black background. Press
the CLEAR key once quickly to clear to a white background.
Press and hold it for at least two seconds to clear to a black
background. Press CLEAR again once quickly, to return the
projected image.
Note: The panel area on the projector is 6 x 8 in., slightly
smaller than the panel area of most overhead projectors
(typically 8.5 x 11 in.). You must adjust the focus to display
transparencies.
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Using the SCALE key
to zoom, reduce,
and pan images
The SCALE key lets you fit larger images on one screen.
Use this key to compress 1280 x 1024 or 1152 x 900 images
to fit the 1024 x 768 screen resolution, or to enlarge a 640 x
480 image to fit the screen. Press the SCALE key a second
time to return the image to its original size.
To pan an image that does not fit on the screen (images
larger than 1024 x 768), press the arrow keys on the projector control panel.
Note: You can set the top and left pan limits by adjusting
the Advanced, Horiz. Pos. (horizontal), Vert. Pos. (vertical)
settings in the projector menus.
Advanced features
The Polaview Model 305 Projector offers several advanced
features to enhance your presentations. For example, you
can program two keys on the remote control, assigning
them specific functions. You can also save setting profiles,
allowing two presenters that use the same projector to save
customized settings.
Programming
the remote control
You can program two keys on the remote control, PROG 1
and PROG 2, to execute commonly-used functions or to
gain access to a setting that you frequently need to adjust.
To program the PROG 1 and PROG 2 keys, open the projector menus and choose Preferences. Choose the key you
want to program (PROG 1 or PROG 2) and assign the function or setting you want to use.
Note: If you want to assign one of the Polaroid F/X effects
to one of the programmable keys, you must select Host in
the Preferences menu.
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Saving a user profile
The Polaview Model 305 Projector permits two presenters
to save their settings and recall them each time they give
presentations.
To save current video settings as a profile, open the projector menus and choose Advanced, User. Then select User A
or User B, and adjust each setting you want to save. By exiting the projector menus, you save your settings as a profile.
Note: You cannot save sense-line and front/rear settings as
part of the profile. Sense-line settings are automatically set
when you turn on the monitor that is connected to the projector.
When you want to use your profile, open the projector
menus and choose Advanced, User then select your profile
(User A or User B). The settings take effect immediately.
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Menus and keys
The Main menu
Menus
Tools
Cyclops
Input Source
Image
Audio
Projector
Preferences
Advanced
Menu
What it contains
Tools
Settings for the Draw tool,
Break Timer, and mouse tracking.
Cyclops
Commands for calibrating the Cyclops
interactive pointer system and button
selection.
Input Source
Settings for computer video, S-video
and Adobe Acrobat Player System
input sources, and a display-only
screen of current VSync, HSync,
Lines, and Sense measurements.
Image
Settings for brightness, sync, tint,
saturation, contrast, color, dot clock,
and interlace assignment.
Audio
Settings for volume, mute, balance,
bass, treble, fade, microphone
volume, and mono/stereo modes.
Projector
Settings for front/rear projection and
the lamp-hours counter.
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The Tools menu
Menu
What it contains
Preferences
Settings for colors, language,
on-screen indicators, and Program key
functionality. Also contains the
settings for projecting in reverse
video for DOS screens.
Advanced
Settings for custom profiles, horizontal and vertical image position, VCO
gain, and sense lines.
Break Timer
Menus
Draw Mode
Draw
Tools
Overlay
Off
Off
Cyclops
WhiteBoard
On
On
Input Source
BlackBoard
Break Timer
Value
Mouse
Tracking
15:00
Image
Audio
Projector
Preferences
Advanced
Option
Function
Draw Mode
Sets the background for Draw:
• Overlay (transparent)
• WhiteBoard (white background)
• BlackBoard (black background)
Draw
Turns the Draw tool on and off.
Break Timer
Starts the timer or turns it off.
Break Timer Value Sets the break timer interval,
from 1-60 minutes.
Mouse Tracking
Sets the speed of the mouse.
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The Cyclops menu
Button
Menus
Calibrate
Tools
No Calibrate
Left
Cyclops
Calibrate
Right
Input Source
Center
Image
None
Audio
Projector
Preferences
Advanced
Option
Function
Calibrate
Starts the Cyclops calibration
procedure.
Button
Sets the Cyclops wand or laser pointer
to emulate a left, right, or center
mouse button (or none).
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The Input Source menu
Menus
Source Select
Tools
Computer
Cyclops
Video 1
Input Source
Select
EWS1 (140 MHz)
1280 x 1024 81.97 KHz 76 HZ
S-Video 1
Input Measurements
VSync: 0.00 Hz
HSync: 0.00 KHz
Lines: 0 Sense: HHH
EWS2 (130 MHz)
1280 x 1024 81.25 KHz 76 Hz
Image
Video 2
Audio
S-Video 2
Projector
SourceMode
Cancel
Adobe Acrobat Player
System
EWS3 (135 MHz)
1280 x 1024 80 KHz 76 Hz
Preferences
Current Mode:
Advanced
Option
Function
•
•
•
•
•
•
Select the input source:
Computer
Video 1
S-Video 1
Video 2
S-Video 2
Adobe Acrobat Player System (optional)
•
•
•
•
Select from a list of video standards:
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
Computer compatibility
Source Select
Source Mode
Input
Measurements
•
•
•
•
View projector readings for the
selected input source:
VSync (vertical sync frequency)
HSync (horizontal sync frequency)
Lines (number of h-sync pulses
per v-sync)
Sense (monitor input sense line levels)
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The Image menu
(computer or
Adobe Acrobat
Player System
input source)
Menus
Sync
DotClk.
Bright
Contrast
Red
Green
Blue
Tools
Factory
Default
No Reset
Cyclops
Reset
Input Source
Interlace
Even
Odd
Image
Audio
Projector
Preferences
Advanced
Option
Function
Sync*
Adjusts the sync setting.
DotClk..*
Adjusts the dot clock setting.
Bright
Adjusts the brightness of the image.
Contrast
Adjusts the RGB bias levels.
Red
Adjusts the red level.
Green
Adjusts the green level.
Blue
Adjusts the blue level.
Factory Default
Resets the source mode to the initial
factory settings.
Interlace
Sets the interlace even/odd frame
assignment:
• Even sets frame 0 as even.
• Odd sets frame 0 as odd.
*Not available in Adobe Acrobat Player System mode.
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The Image menu
(video or S-video
input source)
Menus
Contrast
Bright
Tint
Saturation
Tools
Cyclops
Input Source
Image
Audio
Projector
Preferences
Advanced
Option
Function
Contrast
Adjusts the video contrast.
Bright
Adjusts the video brightness.
Tint
Adjusts the video tint.
Saturation
Adjusts the video color saturation.
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The Audio menu
Menus
Volume
Mute
Tools
Normal
Cyclops
Mute
Balance
Bass
Treble
Fade
Mic.
Volume
Audio
Mode
Stereo
Mono
Input Source
Image
Audio
Projector
Preferences
Advanced
Option
Function
Volume
Adjusts the audio volume.
Mute
Mutes the audio or turns it back on.
Balance
Adjusts the left/right audio balance.
Bass
Adjusts the bass.
Treble
Adjusts the treble.
Fade
Adjusts front/rear audio balance.
Mic. Volume
Adjusts the volume of the
microphone.
Audio Mode
Switches between Stereo and
Mono modes.
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The Projector menu
Menus
Projection
Lamp Hours
Lamp Hours
Tools
Front
No Reset
65:25:54
Cyclops
Rear
Reset
Input Source
Image
Audio
Projector
Preferences
Advanced
Option
Function
Projection
Switches between front and rear
projection.
Lamp Hours
Resets the lamp hours counter.
Use this option after you change
the lamp.
Lamp Hours
Displays the number of hours elapsed
on the lamp-hours counter.
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The Preferences menu
Menus
Colors
Language
Prog. Key1
Prog. Key2
Tools
226K
English
Display
Scale
Scale
Cyclops
Millions
Deutsch
Hide
Draw
On-Screen
Draw
Input Source
Français
Image
Español
Clear
Clear
Audio
Italiano
Freeze
Freeze
Reverse
Reverse
Projector
Preferences
Advanced
Option
Function
Colors
Sets the number of colors to use.
Language
Sets the default language for the
menus.
On-Screen
Displays or hides the slide bars for
sync, volume, contrast, tint, horizontal
position, and vertical position.
Prog Key1
Sets an operation for the PROG 1 key
on the remote control. Choose from
the following options (described elsewhere in this guide):
SCALE
Draw
Reverse
CLEAR
Freeze
Colors
WhiteBoard
BlackBoard
Overlay
Button right, left, center
Title screen
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Prog Key2
Sets an operation for the PROG 2 key
on the remote control (same choices
as PROG 1 key).
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The Advanced menu
Menus
User
Sense 3
Sense 2
Sense 1
Tools
Defaults
High
High
High
High
Cyclops
User A
Low
Low
Low
Low
Input Source
User B
Horiz.
Pos.
Vert.
Pos.
VCO
Gain
Sense 0
Image
Audio
Projector
Preferences
Advanced
Option
User
Function
Sets a user profile of projector
settings:
• Defaults
• User A (user defined)
• User B (user defined)
Hor. (Horizontal)
Pos (Position)
Adjusts the horizontal position of the
image on the screen.
Vert. (Vertical)
Pos (Position)
Adjust the vertical position of the
image on the screen.
VCO gain
Sets the VCO gain parameter of
the PLL.
Sense 3, 2,
1, and 0
Set the level of the four sense pins:
• High does not drive this pin
• Low drives the pin low
See Appendix C, Sense lines,
for more information
4 Polaroid F/X
Your Polaview Model 305 Projector comes with Polaroid F/X
software effects that you can use to make your presentations more interesting and effective. For example, you can
use the Spotlight to call attention to specific areas on the
image, use the Zoom or Magnify effects to focus on important information in the image, or use See-it/Show-it to preview images on your computer without distracting your
audience.
You can use Polaroid F/X with either the remote control that
comes with your projector or the optional Cyclops interactive pointer system, or both at the same time.
Note: You can only run Polaroid F/X on Windows with IBM
PC systems and compatibles. It is not available for Macintosh or UNIX systems.
Note: You cannot use Polaroid F/X with the Adobe Acrobat
Player System.
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To use Polaroid F/X, follow these steps:
1 Use the serial cable appropriate for your system
(PCs: C936-6 or Macs: C470-6) to connect the serial port on
your computer to the CYCLOPS port on the projector.
MIC
COMPUTER
AUDIO IN
CYCLOPS
AUDIO OUT
2 Install the Polaroid F/X software.
3 Start Polaroid F/X, customize the effects, and assign them to
specific keys on the keyboard or to the remote-control keys.
4 Minimize the Polaroid F/X main screen. To start an effect
during your presentation, simply press the assigned key
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Getting started
Follow these steps to install the Polaroid F/X software:
Installing Polaroid F/X
1 Insert the disk labeled Polaroid F/X into your computer floppy drive.
2 Complete this step as it applies to your specific computer
system:
•
In Windows 95, choose Start, Run, then type a:\setup.exe
(or the drive letter for your floppy drive).
•
In Windows 3.x, choose File, Run, then type a:\setup.exe
(or the drive letter for your floppy drive).
3 Follow the on-screen instructions.
After installing the software:
Starting Polaroid F/X
•
In Windows 3.x or Windows 95, double-click on the
Polaroid F/X icon to start the program.
The first time you start the software, Polaroid F/X displays a
Projector Setup Tutorial (Wizard). Follow the instructions
that appear on your screen. When you finish configuring
your system, restart Windows.
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The main screen of the F/X program appears:
Polaroid F/X special
effects
On the left side of this window is a list of the special effects.
The Assignments area in the middle of the window offers
options that let you customize your remote control and software.
Note: Opening a menu or using the Draw tool suspends
operation of Polaroid F/X.
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Using Polaroid F/X
The Assignments area
The Assignments area displays the custom remote-control
keys and their current assignments. To modify the custom
remote-control keys:
1 Highlight the effect you want to assign.
2 Double-click on the box next to the customer remote-control
key in the Assignments area.
The Assignments area also contains the five following buttons:
Button
Function
Setup Remote
Lets you switch the assignments
display between the remote
control (included) and the optional
Cyclops wand or laser pointer.
Put Away
Minimizes the F/X screen.
Edit Effect
Allows you to assign a shortcut key
to the effect. You can also use this
option to customize an effect.
Projector Setting
Allows you to adjust image, audio,
and general settings on your
projector.
Connect
Allows you to choose the COM
port to which you plan to connect
your projector.
In addition, the Assignments area allows you to control the
MouseDisk speed on your remote control, and gives you
check-boxes to turn on audible and visual feedback.
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Customizing effects
Options are available to let you tailor most effects to meet
specific presentation requirements. For example, you can
customize the Spotlight effect to specify the shape and size
of the spotlight. You can also change the name of each
effect (for example, you can change the name from “Spotlight” to “Headlight”).
You can assign each effect to a key on the keyboard or to a
remote-control key. Use this key to start the effect.
To customize an effect:
1 Right-click on the name of the effect and choose Edit from
the menu. You can also select the desired effect and click on
the Edit Effect button to make your changes.
2 Adjust the settings in the appropriate dialog box and click
OK.
3 When you finish customizing the effect, choose File and
Save to save your settings.
4 Click on the control box in the upper left corner to minimize
the Polaroid F/X main screen.
Note: To gain access to effects assigned to the PROG 1 and
PROG 2 keys, assign the settings for those keys to Host (in
the Preferences menu of the projector).
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Using the Cyclops
interactive pointer
system
You can use the Cyclops interactive pointer system with
Polaroid F/X. To set up the software, click on Setup
Remote in the Assignments area of the main screen.
Choose Cyclops Wand or Laser Pointer. The following
screen appears:
The Cyclops
interactive pointer
screen
Click on the Show Navigation Bar check-box to enable the
navigation-bar feature. The navigation bar offers you a quick
way to scroll through your slide show with the Cyclops
wand or laser pointer.
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Click on the Edit Navigation Bar button. The following
screen appears:
Edit Polaroid
Navigation Keys
screen
Use this screen to assign different functions to the navigation bar. To assign a new function to the navigation bar,
click on the Next or Previous areas and a select a function,
using the list boxes to the right.
You can also use this screen to determine where the navigation bar appears on your display. The default is Lower Left.
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See-It/Show-It
See-It/Show-It is a feature of Polaroid F/X that lets you freeze
your projected image while you preview the next image on
your computer monitor.
To use See-It/Show-It:
1 Click Edit Navigation Keys in the Assignments area of the
Polaroid F/X main screen. The following screen appears:
Edit Navigation
Keys screen
2 Select a countdown time for the Forward or Reverse (Next:
and Previous:) keys, or both. When you select a countdown
time, you automatically disable See-It/Show-It.
3 To disable See-It/Show-It, select None from the Forward and
Reverse key list boxes.
To switch to See-It/Show-It, press the Forward or Reverse
key once quickly. To end See-It/Show-It, press the Forward
or Reverse key a second time. The counter disappears and
the next image appears immediately.
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Freeze
The Freeze option freezes the image on your projector so
you can use your remote control to control your computer.
This feature lets you work on your computer without distracting your audience’s attention away from your presentation. To edit the Freeze key settings, click the Edit Freeze Key
option in the Assignments area. The following screen
appears:
Edit Freeze Key screen
To use Freeze:
1 Press Pause on your remote control.
2 Use any of the remote control keys to control your computer.
3 Press Pause again when you are ready to return to your presentation.
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Once you freeze your screen, all keys on your remote control are available to control you computer. You can edit your
current presentation, display slides from another presentation, or open another application—all without distracting
your audience.
Note: If you adjust the projector settings from your computer while you are in Freeze mode, your changes do not
display until you exit Freeze mode.
Starting an effect
Once you customize an effect, you are ready to use it.
1 Before the presentation, start Polaroid F/X, then minimize
the main screen.
2 During your presentation, press the key or button you
assigned to each effect to start the desired effect.
The Presentation
effects
The following are the Presentation effects. To end any of
the effects, press the Esc key on your keyboard or the key
on the remote control that you assigned for that effect.
Break Timer is a digital timer that counts down from a
duration you set. Once you start the timer, click the
MouseDisk once to lengthen the duration.
You can also use Break Timer to play a sound or select a
background color or picture. If your computer is equipped
with a sound card, you can select a WAV file and play it continuously while the timer is running, or use it as an alarm
that sounds when the timer expires.
Center Cursor centers the mouse pointer on the screen.
This helps prevent “losing” the cursor.
Custom Cursor changes the appearance of the mouse
pointer to one of 30 images. Only the standard arrow pointer changes. The other standard icons (such as the hourglass) are not affected.
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Detail Cursor magnifies the area around the pointer in a
small rectangle.
Effects Menu displays a list of effects. Use this feature to
start effects not assigned to a button or key. To start an
effect, double-click its name. Press Esc on the keyboard to
close the list without starting an effect.
Highlight Bar draws a horizontal bar across the screen.
Move the bar up or down to draw attention to different
areas on the screen. You can also change the color and
width of the bar.
Highlighter works like a highlighter pen on your computer
screen, by overlaying a semi-transparent color on your
screen. You can change the color and width of the “pen.”
Magnify enlarges a rectangular area around the mouse
pointer. You can choose from three levels of magnification
(200 percent, 400 percent, or 800 percent).
Note: To enlarge the entire screen, use the Zoom effect.
Next/Previous advances to the next or previous slide.
Object allows you to draw rectangles, squares, ellipses, and
circles. You can change the color and width of each shape.
Refresh repaints the projected image. Use this feature to
erase “remnants” of Stamp and Telestrator effects.
Reveal hides the image, then lets you incrementally reveal
more and more of the image. You can specify a color for the
hidden area, a horizontal or vertical effect, and the size of
the Reveal window.
Run Program starts a program that you choose.
Screen Blank blanks the screen to a color that you choose.
Sound plays a WAV file when you press a button. You can
play the sound repeatedly or just once.
Note: You must have a sound card to use this effect.
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Spotlight dims all of the image except for the area around
the mouse pointer. You specify the shape and size of the
spotlight (circular, square, or bar). Once you start Spotlight,
press the MouseDisk to change its size. Another setting
makes the Spotlight visible against a black background.
Stamp allows you to choose from 15 bitmaps to “stamp,”
or paste, over the projected image. You can choose to play
a sound each time you stamp.
Switch to F/X switches to the Polaroid F/X main screen.
Telestrator turns the mouse into a freehand drawing tool.
You can customize the color and width of the line and “constrain” the drawing to only horizontal or vertical lines.
Ticker Tape displays a scrolling text message across the
image. Just specify the text of what you want to appear, the
typeface, and the point size. You can play a sound file each
time the message runs across the image, and customize the
background color and picture.
Title Screen projects an image from a BMP file. You can
use this effect to show a predefined image with transition
effects during a presentation. You can also play an associated sound. Just specify which file to play and indicate
whether to play it when the image appears or continuously.
Zoom enlarges the entire image to 200 percent, 400 percent,
or 800 percent of its original size. You choose whether to
show the mouse pointer during a Zoom and indicate the
level of magnification. If you check the Show Cursor During
Zoom check box, click on the left mouse button to cancel
the zoom. If you and the right mouse button to perform a
mouse click .
Note: Most effects have an option that lets you rename the
command itself.
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Menu commands
File menu
The File menu offers the following commands for working
with profiles of effects.
Menu item
Function
Reset to defaults
Resets the F/X options to the factory
defaults.
Open
Opens a previously-saved profile of
settings.
Save
Saves recent changes to the current
profile (prompts for a name if the file
has not been named).
Save As
Saves the profile settings under a
name and location you specify.
Exit
Quits the F/X program.
Effects menu
The Effects menu lets you change the items in the effects
list.
Menu item
Function
Edit
Allows you to edit F/X options.
Test
Tests the current effect.
Add
Allows you to add an effect.
Duplicate
Allows you to copy an effect.
Delete
Allows you to delete an effect.
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Options menu
The Options menu offers commands that allow you to set
up assignments on the remote control, wand, or laser pointer; change the look and feel of the cursor; and change the
COM port settings.
Menu item
Function
Show Remote
Allows you to display the assignments
area for the remote control or the
optional Cyclops wand or laser
pointer.
Cursor Options
Changes the look and feel of the
cursor. Also includes an option that
lets you apply one of the Polaroid F/X
custom cursor options to Windows.
Connect
Allows you to edit the COM port
settings for your computer.
5 Maintenance
Periodic maintenance keeps your projector in top working
condition.
Cleaning the lens and mirror
To clean the projection lens and mirror:
1 Take a piece of lens tissue and form it into a loose swab.
Wet it with lens cleaning fluid or denatured alcohol, and
gently wipe it over the surface of the lens or mirror.
2 Take another clean piece of lens tissue and repeat the
process, wiping it over the lens or mirror in the opposite
direction.
Repeat this process until you can no longer detect smudges
or particles on the lens. Do not look directly into the lens
when the lamp is on!
Caution: Do not use acetone to clean the lens; it may
remove paint from areas around the lens or mirror and
leave a residue on the glass.
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Cleaning the projection window
The projection window is the surface through which the
LCD image is projected. To ensure that the projector maintains a clear, sharp image, you should clean the projection
window from time to time.
To clean the surface of the projection window:
1 Use a can of compressed air to blow dust off the LCD panel
inside the projector. Point the can into the opening in the
top center of the right side of the projector (see the illustration below).
Blowing air into
the projector
2 Take a piece of lens tissue and form it into a loose swab.
Wet it with a solution of approximately ten percent Isopropyl alcohol and water, and gently wipe it over the surface of the projection window.
3 Take another clean piece of lens tissue and repeat the
process, wiping it over the projection window in the opposite direction.
4 Repeat if necessary.
Caution: Do not use lens cleaning fluid to clean the projection window. It may damage the surface.
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Replacing the lamp
For best performance, you should replace the lamp after 700
hours of operation.
Note: Do not touch the lamp with your bare hands. Use
gloves or a soft cloth and handle it using the metal ends
only.
Removing
the old lamp
1 Leave the projector running with the lamp off for at least
five minutes before you change the lamp. This allows the
fan to cool the lamp chamber.
2 After the lamp has cooled sufficiently, turn off the projector
and unplug the power cord. (As a safety feature, you cannot
open the lamp chamber until you disconnect the power
cord )
3 Slide the AC lock button in the direction of the arrow. You
cannot move this button until you disconnect the power
cord from the projector.
4 As you slide open the AC lock button, remove the left side
cover by sliding it about 1/4 of an inch to the left. When the
cover releases, pull it straight off.
Sliding the
rear panel off
of the projector
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5 Locate the door to the lamp chamber on the right side of the
left panel. It has one slotted, captive screw. With a screwdriver or coin, loosen the screw, then open the lamp-chamber door.
Opening the
lamp-chamber door
6 Locate the thumbscrew on the right side of the lamp and
unscrew it. When the thumbscrew is loose enough, gently
pull the lamp from the right socket. Then slide it out from
the left.
Installing
the new lamp
Caution: Make sure to wear gloves or use a soft cloth to
handle the new lamp. Never touch the lamp with your bare
hands, as this can significantly shorten the life of the lamp.
If you do touch a portion of the lamp with your bare hands,
wipe it off with a soft cloth moistened with denatured
alcohol.
To install a new lamp:
1 Remove the lamp from the package.
2 The lamp has thumbscrews on both ends. Remove the
thumbscrew from the end of the lamp that has no printing.
Discard the thumbscrew.
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3 Slide the end of the lamp without the thumbscrew into the
slot on the left side of the lamp chamber (see below).
Sliding the lamp into
place
4 Slide the end of the lamp with the thumbscrew into place,
with the glass pinch-off on the lamp pointing up, and tighten the thumbscrew. Make sure to tighten the thumbscrew
as snugly as possible. Pull the lamp to make sure that it is
securely seated.
5 Close the lamp-chamber door and tighten the captive screw.
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Cleaning/changing air filters
To make sure that your projector operates safely and efficiently, you should change or replace the filters after every
250 hours of operation. It is best to change or clean all of the
filters at one time. To clean the filters, wash them in a solution of warm, soapy water.
Your Polaview Model 305 Projector has three air filters.
Access to the top filter To gain access to the top filter:
1 Remove the left side door, as described in the previous section.
2 Unscrew the three screws located at the top of the left side
area (see the illustration below).
The three left-top
retaining screws
3 Unsnap the top left cover by lifting it up and pulling it out
(see the following illustration).
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Lifting the top
left cover out
The filter is located on the inside of the top left cover (see
the illustration below).
The top cover filter
4 There is a plastic grill covering the filter. Pull on the handle
in the center of the grill to access the filter.
To replace the top cover, reverse steps 1 through 3, taking
care to align the cover before snapping it into place.
Access to
the right filters
Before you can gain access to the right filters, you must
remove the left side door and top left cover. See steps 1
through 3 in the previous section for more information.
To gain access to the right filters:
1 With the projection arm down and locked, turn the projector
on its side, with the handle facing up.
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2 Locate the screws on the bottom side of the right panel.
Loosen the three screws (see the illustration below).
3 Turn the projector back to its base and raise the projection
arm.
4 Locate the screws holding the main top cover in place (see
the illustration below). Remove the three screws and lift up
on the screw mountings until the cover is loose. Gently pull
the cover up and to the left of the projector until it releases.
POWER
FIT-TO-VIEW
CLEAR
SOURCE
SETUP
VOLUME
MENU
REPL LAMP
OVERTEMP
The three top-cover
screws
5 While still holding the cover, remove the ribbon cable on the
underside of the control panel. Place the cover on a soft
cloth.
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Caution: Never touch the LCD panel located underneath
the top-cover projection lens. Use caution when changing
the filters.
6 Locate the three screws at the top of the right side panel
(see the illustration below). Remove the screws and unsnap
the panel, from the rear first.
The screws at the
top of the right
side panel
7 The filters are now exposed (see the illustration below).
The two right
side filters
Remove the retaining screw to gain access to the filters. Pull
the front filter out
To replace the covers, reverse steps 1 through 5, taking care
to align the top and side covers. Make sure to reattach the
ribbon cable before you replace the top cover. The ribbon
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cable is keyed, so it only reattaches on one side. Also, make
sure that the arm release lever is in the release position
(fully to the left) before you replace the top cover.
Replacing the batteries in the remote control
1 Locate the battery compartment on the end of the remote
control. Press down while you slide the cover off of the
compartment.
2 Remove the old batteries and replace them with new ones.
Make sure you align the batteries in the proper direction.
3 Slide the cover back onto the battery compartment, snapping it into place.
Temperature extremes
Do not store your projector in temperatures in excess of
140˚F (50˚C). The maximum operating temperature is 80˚F
(27˚C).
If you happen to expose the projector to extremely cold
temperatures, you should let it warm up to room temperature before you begin your presentation. In general, the recommended maximum operating temperature drops 1˚C for
every 1000 feet (305 meters) above sea level.
6 Troubleshooting
This chapter provides answers to some commonly asked
questions about the Polaview Model 305 Projector.
Please refer to the troubleshooting chart before calling your
dealer for assistance.
Troubleshooting guide
Symptom
Cause
Solution
No computer image
projected
Loose cable
Check and secure cable
connections
No power to computer
Turn on computer
Incompatible video
system
If possible, check computer
with another monitor
No power to projector
Power switch; AC cord
plugged in (both ends);
outlet on
External video port not
activated
Activate the external video
port on your notebook
computer. Cycle the power
on your notebook computer
with your projector
connected and turned on.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
No image on
computer screen
Loose cable
Connect cable
Wrong video cable
Use correct video cable
BNC cable not connected
correctly
Make sure cable is correctly
attached at both ends
Monochrome on color
monitor
Computer was turned
on before projector
Turn projector on
Restart computer
Streaks on monitor
Video cable plugged into Check and reset cable
computer is upside-down connections
Faint screen
Low contrast
Adjust CONTRAST
Jittery, fuzzy letters
Out of sync
Adjust SYNC control
Image off center
Position controls
(arrow keys) or the
Hpos/Vpos controls
in the menus
Adjust position controls; if
image does not center, check
for compatibility problems
Cannot get entire image
on screen; scrambled
image
The default resolution
for all images larger than
1024 x 768 is 1024 x 768
Press the SCALE key to
see the entire image, or use
the arrow keys to pan the
image
Compatibility problems
Make sure your system is
compatible with the
standards listed in
Appendix A, Specifications
Black border appears
around 800 x 600 images
The full 800 x 600 image The projector is functioning
is displayed in 1024 x 768 normally. Disregard.
mode. The black area is
not used.
Image appears to have
lines “swapped”
Incorrect interlace signal
selected
Select the opposite interlace
signal (even/odd)
Troubleshooting 99
Symptom
Cause
Solution
One or more colors
“shimmer” on-screen
SYNC, BRIGHTNESS,
or CONTRAST is out of
adjustment
Adjust SYNC, BRIGHTNESS
or CONTRAST settings
No video image
projected
Video source(s)
Check video source(s)
(composite or S-video) for
power and proper
operation
Loose/improper cabling
Secure cabling between
video source(s) and panel
Video source(s)
Check for faulty video source,
bad connection, or frayed
cable
CONTRAST setting
may be too low
Adjust CONTRAST level
Getting excess white or
washout in video mode
Video signal level
too high
Adjust CONTRAST level
Black and white
image from color
SECAM input
Ambiguity in
video signal
Activate Input Source menu
and select SECAM as the
video source mode
Remote control
does not work
Batteries upside-down
or old
Check battery placement or
replace with new batteries
Tiny dim or colored
points of light
This is a normal LCD
LCD effect
None
Over-temp light is
illuminated
Airflow is blocked
Ensure that the shorter sides
are unobstructed. Cycle the
power and try again
Filters are clogged
Clean or replace filters
Fan is malfunctioning
Projector needs service
Colors weak in video
(NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
mode
100 Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Rainbow image
Lamp pinch-off not
pointing up
Adjust lamp position to
point pinch-off straight up
Ensure that thumbscrew
is very tight
Discolored image
Lamp is not seated
properly
Adjust lamp to ensure it
is firmly seated in the clamps
Ensure that thumbscrew
is very tight
Polaview Model 305 Projector parameter adjustments
If the auto-selected computer source parameters are incorrect for your application, or the computer system you are
using is not one of the many stored in the Model 305 (refer
to the Compatibility list later in this chapter), it may be possible to select a closer source mode.
1 Open the Polaview Model 305 Projector Input Source Menu
and record the H Sync and V Sync values in the Input Measurements window for the incoming video signal.
Input Measurements
window
Input Measurements
V Sync: 72.00 Hz
H Sync: 78.00 KHz
Lines: 1057 Sense: HLHL
2 If possible, consult your computer technical documentation
for your system Video Data Rate (dot Clock) specifications.
3 After you determine your video specifications, find the closest computer parameter entry in the compatibility list. Next,
open the Polaview Model 305 Projector Source mode menu
and scroll up or down through selections to find the closest
source mode. Use the right arrow key to load the mode of
choice.
Troubleshooting 101
Further parameter adjustments may be required to correct
image problems for the best input source selection. A basic
explanation of the adjustment functions follows.
Note: Parameter modifications are saved each time you
close the menus or turn off the power.
Adjusting contrast
and brightness
Adjust the contrast so that the colors (particularly the gray
shades) are right for the projected image. Buttons should
look three-dimensional, as they do on your monitor. Adjust
the Brightness to make the image clear.
Adjusting sync
Adjust the SYNC control to shift the dot clock phase to
match the phase of incoming video signal. An incorrect sync
setting causes “sparkles” and horizontal streaks randomly
across the screen.
Adjusting
the dot clock
The Dot Clock control adjusts the projector dot-clock
frequency to match the incoming video signal frequency.
An incorrect dot clock adjustment causes faint, uniformlyspaced vertical lines of video distortion/shading.
Adjust the Dot Clock control slowly in the direction that
causes the lines/bands of shading to get wider and fewer in
number. There are no bands of distortion/shading when
correctly adjusted.
Adjusting the
horizontal position
The Hor. Pos. (horizontal position) control adjusts the
amount of blanking before each horizontal line. Incorrect
horizontal position adjustment can cause either side of
the projected image to extend beyond the viewing area,
end-of- line wrap around, or a half-normal display size.
Adjusting the
vertical position
The Vert. Pos. (vertical position) control adjusts the amount
of blanking before each video frame. Incorrect vertical position adjustment can cause the projected image to extend
above or below the viewing area, video-frame overlap (lines
from the bottom of one frame superimposed on the top of
the next frame, or a horizontal or vertical double image).
102 Troubleshooting
Adjusting
the VCO gain
The Voltage Control Oscillator (VCO) gain affects how well
the Dot Clock locks to the incoming horizontal sync signal.
Incorrect VCO gain is indicated by lines shooting through
the display or by severely compressed or shifted displays.
Adjusting your display
Horizontal
double image
Adjusting the Horiz. Pos control usually corrects this
problem.
Adjusting the
horizontal position
Use the arrow keys on the control panel, the SETUP key, or
the following procedure:
1 Press the MENU key to display the Main menu.
2 Select Advanced.
3 Select Horiz. Pos. (horizontal position).
4 Press the down arrow key until the image is properly
aligned.
Note: There are separate vertical position values for
NORMAL and SCALE modes. Adjustments in one mode are
not made in the other.
Troubleshooting 103
Half-normal height display
Adjusting the
half-normal height
display
Use the arrow keys, the SETUP key on the control panel, or
use the following procedure to adjust the half-normal height
display:
1 Press the MENU key to display the Main menu.
2 Select Advanced from the Main menu.
3 Select the Hor. Pos. (horizontal position) slide bar.
4 Press the down arrow key until the image is properly
aligned. (If this adjustment does not correct the problem,
reset the Hor. Pos. control.)
Note: There are separate Hor. Pos. and Vert. Pos. values
for NORMAL and SCALE modes. Adjustments in one mode
are not made in the other.
5 Press the right arrow key to select the Vert. Pos. (vertical
position) slide bar.
6 Press the down arrow key until the image is displayed properly. (If this adjustment does not correct the problem, reset
the Hor. Pos. control to the default.)
If neither parameter corrects the problem, you must find the
correct Dot Clock value to prevent image distortion. Make
changes to this parameter slowly to avoid skipping over the
desired value. This may require some trial and error.
7 Select IMAGE on the Main menu.
8 Select the Dot Clock slide bar with the right arrow.
104 Troubleshooting
9 Move the slide bar up or down until the image is displayed
properly.
If none of these adjustments corrects the problem, try a different Source mode selection. Make sure the selection has
the correct resolution and the closest V-sync and H-sync values.
Vertical double image
Adjusting the
vertical position
Use the SETUP key or the following procedure to adjust the
Vert. Pos. control.
1 Open the Main menu.
2 Select Advanced.
3 Select Vert. Pos. (vertical position).
4 Press the down arrow key until the image is properly
aligned.
Note: There are separate Vert. Pos. values for Normal and
Scale modes. Adjustments in one mode are not made in the
other.
If this adjustment does not correct the problem, try a different Source mode setting. Make sure the selection has the
correct resolution and the closest V-sync and H-sync values.
Troubleshooting 105
Faint, vertical lines
of distortion
1 Use the remote control to adjust the sync first. If the
lines of distortion move uniformly across the screen as you
adjust the sync, there is a dot clock problem.
2 Adjust the dot clock slowly so that the shading gets farther
and farther apart, until it is gone. This may require trial and
error as you must avoid skipping over the correct value.
Dark, vertical lines
of distortion
You may detect dark, uniformly-spaced vertical lines
(sometimes with smaller lines on either side of each dark
line) in Scale or Normal mode, or both. Any of the following
steps may eliminate this problem.
Dark Lines in Scale mode only
1 With the menus closed, use the arrow keys on the control
panel or the MouseDisk on the remote control to pan the
image down until it stabilizes.
2 Adjust the contrast.
3 Change the colors to 512.
4 Change the computer-screen background colors; certain colors may cause this pattern to appear in Scale mode.
Dark lines in Normal mode only
1 Adjust the contrast.
2 Change the colors (Preferences menu; Colors) to 512.
3 Change the computer screen background colors; certain colors may cause this pattern to appear in Scale mode.
106 Troubleshooting
Noise, flickering
pixels, or distortion
1 Use the remote control to adjust the sync first. Make
sure you use the entire range of sync adjustments before yo
proceed to step 2. You can correct many severe-looking distortions by using sync.
Note: There are separate sync values for NORMAL and
SCALE modes. Sync adjustments made in one are not
applied to the other. Make adjustments in both.
2 If sync does not correct the problem, adjust the Dot Clock.
Make changes to this parameter slowly to avoid skipping
over the desired value. This may require some trial and
error.
3 If the problem still exists, adjust the VCO gain.
Troubleshooting 107
Unknown/Unrecognized video source
Occasionally, you may encounter an unknown or unrecognizable video signal while using the projector. If this should
happen, use the following steps to connect and adjust the
projector:
1 Connect the projector to the video source and make sure
that the power is on.
2 Select User A or User B for a custom setting (Advanced
menu).
3 If it is not already selected, select Computer input from the
Source menu.
4 Check the Input Measurements window and record the V
Sync, H Sync, and Lines values for the incoming video signal. Consult your computer documentation for the Video
Data Rate (dot clock) specifications.
Input measurement
window
Input Measurements
V Sync: 72.00 Hz
H Sync: 78.00 KHz
Lines: 1057 Sense: HLHL
Note: The Lines value is larger than the vertical lines of
data displayed. This is due to additional vertical lines that
are sent by the video system for video processing timing
purposes.
5 In the Source mode menu, select the source mode closest to
the values recorded in the preceding step.
6 Make adjustments as necessary to fine-tune your display.
7 Close the menus to save these settings.
108 Troubleshooting
Compatibility list
The following pages list the workstation/computer video
signal characteristics stored in the Polaview Model 305 Projector memory.
This list is subject to change as more platforms are supported. If your system is not listed, call Polaroid for more information.
Model/Video
System
H Sync V Sync
(KHz) (Hz)
Manufacturer
EWS1
SGI
Indy, Indigo2,
XL, XZ, Extreme
1280 x 1024 140
81.97
76
EWS2
Intergraph
TD-2, TD-4,
TD-5, G90
1280 x 1024 130
81.25
76
EWS3
Generic
1280 x 1024 135
80
76
EWS4
Sun
1280 x 1024 135
80
76
VESA
Generic
1280 x 1024 134.3
78.43
74
EWS5
HP
1280 x 1024 135
78
72
VESA
Generic
1280 x 1024 128
77
72
EWS6
DEC
3000/300
1280 x 1024 132.6
76.8
72
EWS7
SGI
Indy, Indigo2,
XL, XZ, Extreme
1280 x 1024 130
76.9
72
EWS8
Sun
SPARC2 GX+
1280 x 1024 117
72
67
EWS9
DEC
3000
1280 x 1024 119.8
70.3
66
EWS10
Tadpole
SPARCbook 3
1280 x 1024 111.77
64.5
60
VESA
Generic
1280 x 1024 114.6
64
60
EWS11
IBM
1280 x 1024 111.5
63.36
60
* Denotes interlaced models
SPARC 2, GX,
Turbo GX
735/125, 735
RS6000
Resolution
Dot Clk
(MHz)
Label
Troubleshooting 109
Model/Video
System
H Sync V Sync
(KHz) (Hz)
Manufacturer
EWS12
SGI
Indy, Indigo2,
XL, XZ, Extreme
1280 x 1024 107.35
63.9
60
EWS13
Intergraph
TD-2, TD-4,
TD-5, G91
1280 x 1024 106
63.8
64
MAC
Apple
Power PC
1280 x 1024 135
80
75
MAC
Apple
1280 x 960
63
75
75
EWS14
Tadpole
SPARCbook
1152 x 900
105.5
71.8
76
EWS15
Tadpole
SPARC 2
1152 x 900
105.5
71.8
76
EWS16
Sun
SPARC 2
1152 x 900
100
71.7
76
VESA
Generic
1152 x 900
106
70
74
MAC
Apple
1152 x 870
100
69
75
VESA
Generic
1152 x 900
103.8
68
72
EWS17
Sun
SPARC 2 GX, GX+ 1152 x 900
94.5
62
67
EWS18
Tadpole
SPARCbook 3
1152 x 900
93
62
66
EWS19
NeXT
NeXT station
1152 x 870
98.8
60.6
68
VESA
Generic
1152 x 864
109.4
76
80
VESA
Generic
1152 x 900
85
55.5
60
EWS25
Sun
SPARC 2 Turbo GX1152 x 900
94.5
61.7
66
VESA
Generic
1152 x 900
98.8
66
70
EWS20
Intergraph
1024 x 768
104
81.25
99.328
VESA
Generic
1024 x 768
80
63
75
* Denotes interlaced models
Quadra 605,
PowerMac
TD-2, TD-4, TD-5,
G90, G91
Resolution
Dot Clk
(MHz)
Label
110 Troubleshooting
Resolution
Dot Clk
(MHz)
H Sync V Sync
(KHz) (Hz)
1024 x 768
84.5
62.5
78
SPARCbook 3
1024 x 768
81.3
61.2
76
Apple
PowerPC
1024 x 768
80
60
75
XGA
Apple
Quadra 605 (19”), 1024 x 768
PowerMac
74.7
56.4
70
XGA
Generic
1024 x 768
80
53.3
67
VESA
Generic
1024 x 768
64.3
48.88
60
VESA
Generic
1024 x 768
77.3
58.1
72
VESA
Generic
1024 x 768
65
48.5
60
EWS22
SGI
Indy, Indigo2,
XL, XZ, Extreme
1024 x 768
64.3
48.88
60
EWS23
HP
735/125, 735
1024 x 768
65
48.5
60
EWS24
RDI
RDI Lite
1024 x 768
50
46.5
60
VESA
Tadpole
SPARCbook 2,
SPARCbook 3
1024 x 768
65
47.5
60
VESA
Generic
*
1024 x 768
50
37.8
46
Laptop
Toshiba
T4500C*
1024 x 768
45
35.4
43
8514A
IBM
8514A*
1024 x 768
43.6
34.5
43.5
Laptop
Toshiba
2150 CDT
1024 x 768
44
35.4
43
MAC
Apple
1024 x 768
80
60
75
SVGA
Apple
800 x 600
51
48.14
72
VESA
Generic
800 x 600
40
37.9
60
Laptop
Tadpole
800 x 600
36.3
36
57.5
Label
Manufacturer
VESA
Generic
EWS21
Tadpole
MAC*
* Denotes interlaced models
Model/Video
System
MAC
SPARCbook 3GX
Troubleshooting 111
Resolution
Dot Clk
(MHz)
H Sync V Sync
(KHz) (Hz)
800 x 600
36
35.16
56
MAC
800 x 600
36
35.24
56
T4500
800 x 600
36.7
35
56.4
Generic
640 x 480
25
31.5
60
VGA
Generic
640 x 480
31.5
38
72
VGA
Generic
Text Mode
720 x 480
25
31.5
70
VGA
Toshiba
2150 CDT
640 x 480
25
31.9
60
VGA
Generic
640 x 480
32
38
75
VGA
Toshiba
800 x 600
40
39
62.5
MAC
Apple
832 x 624
57.3
49.73
74.5
MAC
Apple
LC
640 x 480
31.4
35
67
MAC
Apple
13”
640 x 480
30.3
35
66
VGA
Apple
MAC
640 x 480
30
34.7
66
VGA
Generic
640 x 480
25
31.5
60
VGA
Tadpole
640 x 480
25
30.65
59.3
Label
Manufacturer
VESA
Generic
SVGA
Apple
Laptop
Toshiba
VGA
* Denotes interlaced models
Model/Video
System
2150 CDT
SPARCbook 2,
SPARCbook 3
112 Troubleshooting
Where to get help
If at any time you need help with your projector:
1 Check the Troubleshooting Chart.
2 Call your dealer’s technical support line and explain your
problem.
3 Call Polaroid Corporation (see pages 113-114).
Troubleshooting 113
Polaroid Offices and Service Centers
Australia
Polaroid Australia Pty. Ltd.
13–15 Lyonpark Road
P.O. Box 163
North Ryde, N.S.W. 2113
Tel.: (02) 9 950 7000
Fax: (02) 887 2209
Belgique/België
Polaroid (Belgium) N.V.–S.A.
Rue Colonel Bourg 111
Kolonel Bourgstraat 111
1140 Bruxelles–1140 Brussel
Tel.: 32 2 702 86 20
Fax: 32 2 726 92 99
Toll free: 32 78 155 905
Brasil
Polaroid do Brasil Ltda.
Av. Paulista, 1776–11º andar
Cerqueira Cesar
São Paulo–Capital
01310-921
Tel.: 55.11.285.6411
Fax: 55.11.283.2625
288.6521
287.5393
Canada
Polaroid Canada Inc.
350 Carlingview Drive
Etobicke, Ontario M9W 5G6
Toll free: 1-800-268-6970
Danmark
Polaroid a.s.
Blokken 75
3460 Birkerød
Tlf.: 42 81 75 00
Fax: 42 81 70 26
Deutschland
Polaroid GMBH
Sprendlinger Landstrasse 109
63069 Offenbach
Tel.: 069 8404 1
Fax: 069 8404 204
España
Polaroid (España), S.A
Calle Orense, 16
2a planta
28020 Madrid
Tno: 34-1-597.02.52
Fax: 34-1-597.27.82
France
Polaroid (France) S.A.
B.P. 7
78996 Elancourt Cédex
Tel.: (1) 30 68 38 38
Fax: (1) 30 68 38 39
Hong Kong
Polaroid (Far East) Ltd.
32/F Windsor House
311 Gloucester Road
Causeway Bay
Tel.: (852) 2894 0333
Fax: (852) 2895 1382
Italia
Polaroid (Italia) S.p.A.
Via Piave 11
21051 Arcisate (Varese)
Tel.: 0332-470031
Fax: 0332-478249
Japan
Nippon Polaroid
Kabushiki Kaisha
Mori Building No. 30
Toranomon 3-2-2
Minato-ku
Tokyo 105
Tel.: 81-3-3438-8811
Fax: 81-3-3433-3537
México
Polaroid de México S.A. de C.V.
Paseo de la Reforma 195
Piso 17
C.P. 06500 México, D.F.
Tel.: 703-1111
Fax: 566-0505
Del interior al 91 (800) 70-727
Ventas 91 (800) 70-747
Nederland
Polaroid Nederland B.V.
Zonnebaan 45
3606 CH Maarssen
PO Box 1219
3600 BE Maarssen
Tel.: 31-30-2-410-420
Fax: 31-30-2-411-969
Reparaties:
Polaroid (Europe) B.V.
Hoge Bothofstraat 45
7511 ZA Enschede
Tel.: 31-53-4-865-400
114 Troubleshooting
New Zealand
Polaroid New Zealand Ltd.
Camera Services
24-26 Anzac Avenue
Auckland
Tel.: (09) 377 3773
Norge
Polaroid (Norge) A/S
Industriveien 8B, 1473 Skårer
Postboks 80, 1471 Skårer
Tlf: 67 90 47 10
Fax: 67 90 51 73
Österreich
Polaroid Ges.m.b.H.
Eitnergasse 5A
1231 Wien
Tel.: 869 86 27
Fax: 869 81 00
Portugal
Polaroid (España) S.A.
Sucursal em Portugal
Edificio Monumental
Avenida Praia da Vitória, 71-A 4º B
1050 Lisboa
Tel.: (01) 316.10. 52
Puerto Rico
Polaroid Caribbean Corporation
Centro de Seguros
Have. Ponce de León 701
Miramar, Santurce 00907
Tel.: (809) 725-6240
Fax: (809) 725-5462
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera
Polaroid AG
Hardturmstrasse 133
8037 Zürich
Tel.: (01) 277.72.72
Suomi
Polaroid Oy
Sinikalliontie 10
02630 Espoo
Puh: 90-502 35 33
Fax: 90-502 35 50
Sverige
Polaroid AB
Ekholmsvägen 34
Box 204
127 24 Skärholmen
Tel.: 08-710 08 50
Fax: 08-740 73 68
U.K.
Polaroid (U.K.) Ltd. &
Polaroid Export Operations
Wheathampstead House
Codicote Road
Wheathampstead
Hertfordshire AL4 8SF
U.K.
Tel: (44) 1582 632000
Freefone: 0800 010119
U.S.A.
Polaroid Corporation
Technical Assistance
Tel.: Toll free 1-800-432-5355
Call for the nearest Polaroid
location
Troubleshooting 115
One Year Warranty
Polaroid Corporation warrants your Polaview Projector
equipment against defects in manufacture for a period of
one year from the date of purchase. To verify the warranty
period, you should keep the sales slip or other proof of the
purchase date.
Should this product, or any component or accessory
included with it, become defective at any time during the
warranty period, Polaroid Corporation will, at its discretion,
either replace or repair this item, without charge, provided
the product is returned to a designated servicing location
(prepaid and insured). To ship the unit, pack the carrying
case in the original carton or equivalent, with plenty of
padding.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to product damage
resulting from accident, incorrect installation, unauthorized
modification, misuse or abuse.
U.S.A. and Canada
Before you return your equipment for repair, please call
Polaroid Electronic Imaging Technical Support from within
the U.S.A. at 1-800-432-5355, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.
to 8 p.m., Eastern Time. In Canada, call 1-800-268-6970.
We can help you determine what is at fault, and advise you
on how and where to get service in the quickest and most
convenient way.
THIS WARRANTY EXCLUDES ALL INCIDENTAL AND
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ALL EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED LIABILITY FOR THIS EQUIPMENT INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY PERIOD.
116 Troubleshooting
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES OR THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS,
AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH MAY
VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
Outside the U.S.A.
and Canada
THIS WARRANTY EXCLUDES ALL INCIDENTAL AND
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND DOES NOT AFFECT
YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS.
Note: No user-serviceable parts inside, with the exceptions
of the lamp and air filters which can be replaced as
described in this manual. Attempts to modify mechanical or
electronic parts inside will void your warranty, and may be
hazardous.
Appendix A: Specifications
Color
16.7 million colors
Display technology
LCD: active matrix 1024 x 768
Resolution
Multiple graphics modes (640 x 480, 800 x 600,
1024 x 768, 1152 x 900, 1280 x 1024, 72 Hz)
Contrast ratio
100:1 typical
Video compatibility
NTSC M 3.58 MHz; PAL B, G, H, I 4.42 MHz; SECAM 4.43
MHz; S-VIDEO
Projection lamp
575 watt metal halide
Brightness
300 ANSI lumens (typical)
Keystone correction
4.5 degrees
Audio system
Digital stereo sound, two built-in 3 watt speakers
Inputs
1 computer video
2 composite video (NTSC, PAL, SECAM)
2 S-video
1 computer stereo audio
2 composite video stereo audio
1 microphone
Cyclops interactive pointer system
118 Appendix A
Outputs
Stereo audio (2 RCAs)
1 computer audio
1 monitor
Power source
90-265 VAC, 50-60 Hertz
Dimensions
Closed -13.8 in. (H) x19.8 in. (W) x 7.3 in. (D)
(35 x 50.2 x 18.5 cm)
Open - 13.8 in. (H) x 19.8 in. (W) x 25.1 in. (D)
(35 x 50.2 x 63.75 cm)
Weight
31.6 lbs. (14.3 kg)
Projection distance
4 ft. to 12 ft. (1.22 m to 3.7 m)
Compatibility
IBM PC, PS/2 and compatibles
Apple: Macintosh II, LC, Quadra, Centris, Performa, and
PowerBook. Apple Macintosh Classic, Classic II, compact
Macintosh family.
Workstations: Sun, Hewlett-Packard, IBM RS/6000, Silicon Graphics, DEC Alpha, Intergraph, NeXT.
Appendix B: Parts
Replacement product
Part No.
Remote control
622190
Power cord, IEC, North America
C1002-10
Power cord, IEC, Europe
C1001-10
Power cord, IEC, Italy
C1003-10
Power cord, IEC, UK
C1004-10
VGA-to-LCD cable
C800-6
Mac-to-LCD adapter
C804-0
Mac-to-LCD cable
C802-6
Mac ADB cable
C470-6
13C3-to-LCD cable
C801-6
SGI-to-LCD adapter
C947-12
SGI 13C3-to-LCD cable
C943-6
DEC 3C3-to-LCD adapter
C947-10
DEC 3C3-to-LCD cable
C948-6
DEC 3C3 cable/adapter (A38) kit
623402
S-video cable
C466-6
Computer audio cable
C498-6
Serial cable
C936-6
Composite audio/video cable
C497-6
Mini-jack to RCA cable adapter
C5105
BNC cable (A37) kit
622188
120 Appendix B
Replacement product
Part No.
Polaroid F/X diskettes (Windows version 3.x)
080-00866-1
Polaroid F/X diskettes (Windows 95)
080-00867
Lamp assembly
623403
Adobe Acrobat Player System
621822
Cyclops interactive pointer system
622189
Laser pointer
623404
Loudspeaker system
A55
Polaview projector hard case
612306
You can order accessories and replacement parts
through your local dealer or by contacting Polaroid (see
pages 113 and 114).
Appendix C: Sense lines
What are sense lines?
This appendix explains how to adjust the projector if you
have trouble connecting to a computer with no external
monitor.
Certain display cards and video systems rely on sense-line
information from the monitor to configure themselves correctly for display resolution. The absence of sense-line information causes some display cards to output a default video
signal, and actually prevents some video cards from outputting video at all.
Sense-line information is only required when you are using
a system without a monitor and the video card defaults to
an incompatible resolution. Sense-line information can be
found in the technical documentation that came with your
computer.
Configuring the
Polaview Model 305
1 Determine the default resolution for your video system.
2 Gather sense-line information from your computer documentation or from your video card documentation. Typical
sense-line settings are listed later in this appendix.
3 Connect and turn on the projector.
4 Choose the Advanced menu.
5 Set Sense 3, Sense 2, Sense 1 and Sense 0 to the settings
recommended for your system.
122 Appendix C
6 Exit the menus and restart your computer (do not turn off the
projector).
Macintosh displays
The next table shows typical sense-line settings for Macintosh
systems, based on the system resolution. Try these settings
only if you have trouble projecting an image without an external monitor connected to the computer.
Remember to restart your computer after you make these
changes.
Identifying
sense-line settings
Display resolution
Sense-line setting(s)
640 x 480
Sense 3: High
Sense 2: High
Sense 1: High
Sense 0: Low
1152 x 870
Sense 3: High
Sense 2: Low
Sense 1: Low
Sense 0: Low
832 x 624 and
1024 x 768
Your system needs a Macintosh terminator. Try the Macintosh Sync Adapter
(02-20-UNV) available from Griffen Communications Corp., 1451 Elm Hill Pike,
Park Elm Bldg, Suite 100, Nashville TN
37210 (615) 399-0990 fax: (615) 399-7060.
To determine the current sense-line setting:
1 Connect the projector to the computer and the monitor.
2 Make sure all hardware is turned on and that the correct resolution is displayed on the monitor and through the projector.
3 Open the projector menus and choose Input Source,
Input Measurements. The four sense-line settings appear in the
window.
Appendix C 123
Input Measurements
windows
Input Measurements
V Sync: 72.00 Hz
H Sync: 78.00 KHz
Lines: 1057 Sense: HLHL
Sense line settings for popular video cards
Graphic card/
Monitor type
Resolution
Sense 3
Sense 2
Sense 1
Sense 0
HewlettPackard
OmniBook
640 x 480
High
High
High
Low
MAC /
PowerBook1
RGB 13"
640 x 480
High
High
High
Low
16"
832 x 624
High
High
High
High
1024 x 768
High
High
High
High
RGB 21"
1152 x 870
High
Low
Low
Low
GX
1152 x 900 66 Hz
High
Low
High
High
1152 x 900 76 Hz
High
High
Low
Low
1280 x 1024 76 Hz
High
Low
High
Low
1152 x 900 66 Hz
High
High
High
High
1152 x 900 76 Hz
High
High
High
Low
1280 x 1024 67 Hz
High
High
Low
Low
System
(with terminator2)
RGB 19"
(with terminator2)
Sun
SPARC
station
GXplus
1 Per Apple, the PowerBook only displays resolutions up to 832 x 624.
2 The Griffin Mac Sync Adapter can select many different resolutions through switch settings on the adapter itself.
Instructions to use these switches are included with the adapter. To contact Griffin regarding the adapter (part number
02-20-UNV): Griffin Communications Corporation, 1451 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37210, phone (615) 3990990, fax (615) 399-7060.
124 Appendix C
System
Sun
SPARC
station
Graphic card/
Monitor type
Resolution
Sense 3
Sense 2
Sense 1
Sense 0
1024 x 768 60 Hz
High
High
Low
High
1152 x 900 66 Hz
High
High
High
High
1152 x 900 76 Hz
High
High
High
Low
1280 x 1024 67 Hz
High
Low
High
Low
1280 x 1024 76 Hz
High
Low
High
High
1024 x 768 76 Hz
High
Low
Low
Low
1152 x 900 66 Hz
High
Low
High
High
1152 x 900 76 Hz
High
High
High
Low
1280 x 1024 76 Hz
High
Low
High
Low
1024 x 768 76 Hz
High
Low
Low
Low
1152 x 900 76 Hz
High
High
High
Low
Multiscan
(Indigo2 with
XL graphics
and Indy)
1280 x 1024 76 Hz
Low
Low
Low
High
Multiscan
1280 x 1024 76 Hz
High
Low
Low
High
Single Scan
1280 x 1024 76 Hz
High
Low
High
Low
Single Scan
1024 x 768 76 Hz
High
High
High
Low
PowerLite
1152 x 900 76 Hz
Low
High
Low
Low
TurboGX/
TurboGXplus
ZX
Sun SPARC Voyager
Silicon
Graphics3
RDI
3 Using sense lines with Silicon Graphics workstations requires the use of the Polaview C943-6 SGI 13C3 cable.
This cable is available in the Polaview SGI Cable Accessory Kit (part no. A36).
Index
A
Adapters, 24
Adjusting the contrast, 101
Adjusting the brightness, 101
Adjusting the volume
Volume keys, 53
Adobe Acrobat Player
System, 2, 32
connecting, 32
PDF files, 2
Adobe Acrobat Player System
key, 13, 46–47
Advanced features, 59
Advanced menu, 62, 70
Hor. Pos, 70
Sense 3, 2, 1, 0, 70
User, 70
VCO gain, 70
Vert. Pos, 70
Air flow, 38
Arm release lever, 17–18
Arrow keys, 14, 47
AUDIO 1/2 IN, 22
Audio adjustments, 53
balance, 53
bass control, 53
displaying the
volume slider, 53
fade, 53
treble control, 53
Audio menu, 62, 67
Audio mode, 67
Balance, 67
Bass, 67
Fade, 67
Mic. Volume, 67
Mute, 67
Treble, 67
Volume, 67
AUDIO OUT, 23
B
Balance, 53
Bass and treble controls, 53
BNC block-to-LCD connector
cable, 31
BNC connections, 30–31
BNC-to-LCD connector
cable, 31
Break timer, 58
Brightness
adjusting, 101
Brightness
setting, 51
126 Index
C
Cables
included, 24
optional, 24
Cleaning/changing
air filters, 91–96
right filters, 93–96
top filter, 93–94
CLEAR key, 14, 48
Closing the projector, 19
Compatibility list, 108–111
Composite audio/video
cable, 34
COMPUTER AUDIO IN, 22
COMPUTER IN, 23
COMPUTER OUT, 23
Connecting a microphone, 35
Connecting a monitor, 22–23
Connecting an external
stereo system, 38
Connecting external
speakers, 36
Connecting video and
audio, 33–37
computers, 35
S-video sources, 34
VCRs, 33
Connecting without
a monitor, 25
Connecting your computer
13C3 connections, 28
BNC, 30
DEC 3C3, 30
Macintosh, 26
Notebook computers, 27
PCs, 25
Connector panel, 22–23
AUDIO 1/2 IN, 22
AUDIO OUT, 23
COMPUTER AUDIO IN, 22
COMPUTER IN, 23
COMPUTER OUT, 23
CYCLOPS port, 23
MIC, 23
S-VIDEO 1/2, 22
VGA OUT, 23
VIDEO 1/2, 22
Contrast
adjusting, 101
Contrast
setting, 51
Control panel, 12–14, 46–48
Correcting shimmering
or streaks, 51–52
Adjusting the Sync, 51–52
Correcting vertical banding, 52
Adjusting the Dot Clock, 52
Adjusting the Red, Green,
and Blue settings, 52
Adjusting the Tint, 52
Cyclops interactive
pointer system, 2, 76
connecting, 32
Cyclops menu, 63
Button, 63
Calibrate, 63
CYCLOPS port, 23
Index 127
D
I
DEC 3C3-to-LCD adapter, 30
DEC 3C3 video
connections, 30
DEC 3C3-to-LCD connector
cable, 30
Diagonal image size, 43
Distance from screen, 43
Dot Clock adjustment, 101
Draw mode, 13, 47, 55, 62
Draw tool, 13, 47, 55–58, 61, 62,
69, 74
Draw toolbar, 56–58
Image adjustments, 41–43, 51–52
brightness, 51
contrast, 51
correcting keystoning, 42
focusing the image, 41
image size, 43
raising or lowering
the image, 41
Image menu, 65, 66
Blue, 65
Bright, 65, 66
Contrast, 65, 66
DotClk., 65
Factory Default, 65
Green, 65
Interlace, 65
Red, 65
Saturation, 66
Sync, 65
Tint, 66
Image position, 52
Image size, 43
Input Measurements
window, 100
Input Source menu, 64
Input Measurements, 64
Source mode, 64
Source Select, 64
Input sources
definition, 49
SOURCE key, 46
switching, 46
E
External speaker system, 36
External stereo system, 37
F
Fade, 53
Fade and balance, 53
Filters, 91–96
Flip mirror, 6–7, 18, 19
cleaning, 87
release lever, 6, 18
Focus, 41
Forward key, 13, 46
H
H-Sync values, 100
Half-normal height, 103
Hor. Pos
adjusting, 101
Horizontal double image, 102
128 Index
K
Keystoning, 42
L
Lamp
replacing, 89–91
installing the new
lamp, 90–91
lamp type, 121
removing the old lamp, 89–90
Lamp indicator, 48
Lamp on/off key, 12, 39, 47
Lighting the lamp, 11
M
Mac-to-LCD adapter, 27
MAC-to-LCD connector
cable, 26
Macintosh connections, 26
Main menu, 61–62
Advanced, 62
Audio, 61
Cyclops, 61
Image, 61
Input Source, 61
Preferences, 62
Projector, 61
Tools, 61
Maintenance, 87–96
cleaning the air filters, 91–96
cleaning the lens
and mirror, 87
cleaning the projection
window, 88
replacing the lamp, 89–91
MENU key, 13, 47
Menus, 61–70
Advanced, 70
Audio, 67
changing the language, 50
Cyclops, 63
Image, 65, 66
Input Source, 64
Main, 61–62
Preferences, 69
Projector, 68
reverting to
factory defaults, 51
saving your settings, 50
Tools, 62
using, 50–51
MIC, 23
monitor connection, 22–23
MouseDisk, 13, 47
Moving the projector, 20
while open, 20
Mute, 12, 47, 53
MUTE key, 12, 47
N
Notebook-computer
connections, 27–28
setting the projector as
an external monitor, 28
O
Opening the projector, 16
Over-temp
indicator, 14, 40, 48
Index 129
P
Q
Parts
replacement, 118–119
Pause key, 13, 46
PC connections, 25
PDF file, 32
Polaroid F/X, 13, 46, 71–86
Assignments area, 74
customizing effects, 75
Cyclops interactive pointer
system, 76
Freeze, 79
installing, 72
Menu commands, 83–84
Presentation effects, 80–86
See It/Show It, 78
special effects, 73
starting an effect, 80
starting, 73
Polaview cables
included, 24
optional, 24
Positioning the projector, 16
Power consumption, 21
Power switch, 21
Precautions, 38–40
Preferences menu, 69
Colors, 69
Language, 69
On-screen, 69
Prog Key 1, 69
Prog Key 2, 69
PROG 1, 2 keys, 12, 13, 46
Projecting transparencies, 58
Projecting with a
separate monitor, 24
Projection lens
cleaning, 87
Projector menu, 68
Lamp Hours, 68
Projection, 68
Quick Start, 5
connecting video
and audio, 10
connecting your
computer, 7–10
setting up the projector, 6–7
turning on the projector, 11
R
Rear projection, 52
Recessed carrying handle, 20
Remote control, 12–14, 46–48
batteries, 4, 96
LAMP key, 12, 47
MENU key, 13, 47
MouseDisk, 13, 47
MUTE key, 12, 47
PROG 1, 2 keys, 12, 46
programming, 57
Reverse/Forward/Pause
key, 13, 46
SETUP key, 13, 46
SOURCE key, 12, 46
VOLUME keys, 12
Remote-control
mouse tracking, 54
Replace lamp indicator, 14, 48
Replacement parts, 119–120
Reverse key, 13, 46
130 Index
S
S-VIDEO-1/2, 22
SCALE feature, 59
SCALE key, 13, 47
See-It/Show It, 13, 46, 78
Sense lines, 25
definition, 121
Macintosh displays, 122
Setting up the projector, 6–7
SETUP key, 13, 46
Silicon Graphics, see SGI
SGI 13C3-to-LCD connector
cable, 29
SGI connections, 29
without an external
monitor, 29
SGI-to-LCD adapter, 29
SOURCE key, 12, 46
Source mode
selecting, 100
Specifications, 117–118
Sync adjustment, 101
Sync setting, 51
T
Technical support, 112–114
Temperature
extremes, 96
13C3 connections
SGI, 29
standard, 28
13C3 to LCD Connector
Cable, 28
Tools menu, 62
Break Timer, 62
Break Timer Value, 62
Draw, 62
Draw mode, 62
Mouse Tracking, 62
Troubleshooting, 97–116
Turning on the projector, 21
Turning the lamp off, 39–40
U
User profiles, 60
V
V-Sync values, 100
VCO Gain
adjusting, 102
Vert. Pos
adjusting, 102
Vertical double image, 104
VGA OUT, 23
VGA-to-LCD connector
cable, 25
VGA/MAC adapter, 26
VIDEO 1/2, 22
Volume, 53
Mute key, 12, 47, 53
VOLUME keys, 12, 46
W
What’s in the box, 3–4
Workstations, 28–31
“Polaroid” and “Polaview” are trademarks of Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A. “Cyclops” is a registered
trademark of Proxima Corporation. “IBM” is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. “Macintosh”
is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. “Adobe”, “Acrobat“, and “Acrobat Player” are trademarks of Adobe Systems
Incorporated. Other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners. U.S. patent number 5,510,861 applies
to the Polaview Model 305. Other U.S. and foreign patents are pending.
PXW8610 9/96 Printed in U.S.A.
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