BenQ W2000, HT3050, HT2050 User manual

BenQ W2000, HT3050, HT2050 User manual
HT3050
Digital Projector
Home Cinema Series
User Manual
Table of contents
Important safety instructions.......3
Menu Functions ............................27
Overview..........................................6
About the OSD Menus......................... 27
Using the Basic OSD menu................ 29
Projector features .................................... 6
Shipping contents...................................... 7
Standard accessories..................................... 7
Optional accessories..................................... 7
Projector exterior view .......................... 8
Controls and functions............................ 9
Control panel ................................................. 9
Remote control............................................ 10
Installation ..................................... 12
Choosing a location ...............................12
Obtaining a preferred projected image
size .............................................................13
Projection dimensions ................................ 13
Shifting the projection lens vertically ...... 14
Connection ................................... 15
Connecting with video equipment .....15
Connecting HDMI devices......................... 15
Connecting smart devices ......................... 16
Connecting component video devices.... 16
Connecting video devices .......................... 17
Connecting a computer ............................. 17
Connecting a wireless Full HD Kit
(WDP02) ....................................................... 18
Operation...................................... 19
Starting up the projector......................19
Shutting down the projector ...............21
Securing the projector ..........................21
Using a security cable lock ........................ 21
Utilizing the password function................ 21
Selecting an input source......................24
Renaming an input source ......................... 24
Adjusting the projected image.............25
Adjusting the projection angle.................. 25
Auto-adjusting the image ........................... 25
Fine-tuning the image size and clarity ..... 25
Correcting keystone ................................... 26
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Basic OSD menu - with input signals
connected.......................................................29
Basic OSD menu - without input signals
connected.......................................................32
Using the Advanced OSD menu......... 33
Picture menu...............................................34
Audio Setup menu....................................38
Display menu...............................................39
System Setup : Basic menu ..................41
System Setup : Advanced menu ........42
Information menu.....................................44
Advanced OSD menu structure ............45
Maintenance ..................................47
Care of the projector ........................... 47
Lamp information................................... 48
Getting to know the lamp hour................48
Extending lamp life .......................................48
Timing of replacing the lamp .....................49
Replacing the lamp .......................................50
Indicators ................................................. 52
Troubleshooting..................................... 54
Specifications........................................... 55
Projector specifications...............................55
Dimensions ....................................................56
Ceiling mount installation...........................56
Timing chart...................................................57
Warranty and Copyright
information ....................................63
Warranty ................................................. 63
Copyright................................................. 63
Disclaimer................................................ 63
Important safety instructions
Your projector is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information technology
equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is important that you follow the instructions
mentioned in this manual and marked on the product.
1. Please read this user manual before you operate your
projector. Keep this manual in a safe place for future
reference.
2. Always place the projector on a level, horizontal
surface during operation.
4. Do not place the projector in any of the
following environments:
- Space that is poorly ventilated or confined.
Allow at least 50 cm clearance from walls
and free flow of air around the projector.
- Locations where temperatures may
become excessively high, such as the inside
of a car with all windows closed.
- Locations where excessive humidity, dust,
or cigarette smoke may contaminate optical
components, shorten the projector’s
lifespan and darken the screen.
- Do not place the projector on an unstable cart,
stand, or table as it may fall and be damaged.
- Do not place inflammables near the projector.
- Do not use if tilted at an angle of more than 10
degrees left to right, nor at angle of more than 15
degrees front to back.
3. Do not store the projector on end vertically. Doing so
may cause the projector to fall over, causing injury or
resulting in damage.
- Locations near fire alarms.
- Locations with an ambient temperature
above 35°C/95°F.
- Locations where the altitudes are higher
than 3000 m (10000 feet).
3000 m
(10000 ft.)
0m
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5. Do not block the vents while the projector is on
(even in standby mode).
9. Do not look straight into the projector lens
during operation. It may harm your sight.
- Do not cover the projector with any item.
- Do not place the projector on a blanket,
bedding or any other soft surface.
6. In areas where the mains power supply voltage
may fluctuate by ±10 volts, it is recommended
that you connect the projector through a power
stabilizer, surge protector or uninterruptible
power supply (UPS) as appropriate to your
situation.
10. Do not operate the projector lamp beyond the
rated lamp life. Excessive operation of lamps
beyond the rated life could cause a lamp to break
on rare occasions.
7. Do not step on the projector or place any objects 11. The lamp becomes extremely hot during
upon it.
operation. Allow the projector to cool for
approximately 45 minutes prior to removing the
lamp assembly for replacement.
8. Do not place liquids near or on the projector.
Liquids spilled into the projector will void your
warranty. If the projector does become wet,
disconnect it from the power outlet and contact
BenQ to have the projector repaired.
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Important safety instructions
12. Never attempt to replace the lamp assembly until
the projector has cooled down and is unplugged
from the power supply.
13. This projector is capable of displaying inverted
images for ceiling mount installation. Use only
BenQ's Ceiling Mount Kit for mounting.
15. When you think service or repair is required,
take the projector only to a suitably qualified
technician.
Ceiling mounting the projector Moisture condensation
Never operate the projector immediately after
moving it from a cold location to a hot location.
When the projector is exposed to such a change
in temperature, moisture may condense on the
If you use a non-BenQ brand projector ceiling mount crucial internal parts. To prevent the projector
kit, there is a safety risk that the projector may fall
from possible damage, do not use the projector
from the ceiling due to an improper attachment
for at least 2 hours when there is a sudden change
through the use of the wrong gauge or length screws.
in temperature.
If you intend to mount your projector on the ceiling,
we strongly recommend that you use a proper fitting
BenQ projector ceiling mount kit and ensure it is
securely and safely installed.
You can purchase a BenQ projector ceiling mount kit
from the place you purchased your BenQ projector.
BenQ recommends that you also purchase a separate
Kensington lock compatible security cable and attach
it securely to both the Kensington lock slot on the
projector and the base of the ceiling mount bracket.
This will perform the secondary role of restraining
the projector should its attachment to the mounting
bracket become loose.
14. Do not attempt to disassemble this projector.
There are dangerous high voltages inside which
may cause death if you should come into contact
with live parts. The only user serviceable part is
the lamp. See page 50.
Under no circumstances should you ever undo or
remove any other covers. Refer servicing only to
suitably qualified professional service personnel.
Avoid volatile liquids
Do not use volatile liquids, such as insecticide or
certain types of cleaner, near the projector. Do
not have rubber or plastic products touching the
projector for a long time. They will leave marks on
the finish. If cleaning with a chemically treated
cloth, be sure to follow the cleaning product’s
safety instructions.
Disposal
This product contains the following materials
which are harmful to human bodies and
environment.
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Lead, which is contained in solder.
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Mercury, which is used in the lamp.
To dispose of the product or used lamps, consult
your local environment authorities for regulations.
Please keep the original packing for possible
future shipment. If you need to pack your
projector after use, adjust the projection lens to
an appropriate position, put the lens cushion
around the lens, and fit the lens cushion and
projector cushion together to prevent damage
during transportation.
Important safety instructions
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Overview
Projector features
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Full HD compatible
The projector is compatible with Standard Definition TV (SDTV) 480i, 576i, Enhanced Definition
television (EDTV) 480p, 576p and High Definition TV (HDTV) 720p, 1080i/p 60Hz formats, with the
1080p format providing a true 1:1 image reproduction.
High picture quality
The projector provides excellent picture quality due to its high resolution, excellent home theater
brightness, high contrast ratio, vivid color and rich gray-scale reproduction.
Vivid color reproduction
The projector features a 6-segment color wheel to produce realistic color depth and range
unattainable with lesser segment color wheels.
Cinema (Rec. 709)
The mode complements the worldwide HDTV standard with accurate color and deepest contrast at
lower brightness level, and is suitable for playing movies in a totally dark environment, as if in a
commercial cinema.
Rich gray-scale
When viewed in a dark environment, the automatic gamma control provides excellent gray-scale
display which reveals details in shadows and in night or dark scenes.
Dual OSD
Two types of OSD menus are designed for different usage scenarios: the Basic OSD is intuitive and
easy, while the Advanced OSD offers full range of advanced adjustments.
Wide variety of inputs and video formats
The projector supports a wide variety of inputs for connection to your video and computer
equipment, including component video, composite video, personal computer (both Mac and PC),
HDMI source, and an output trigger for connection to automated screen and environment lighting
systems.
ISF certified calibration control
To reach a higher standard of performance, the projector incorporates ISF NIGHT and ISF DAY
mode settings in its OSD menus, which requires professional calibration service from authorized ISF
installers.
3D function
To enjoy the 3D movies, videos, and sporting events in a more realistic way by presenting the depth
of the images through HDMI.
Built-in chamber speakers with audio enhancer
Built-in speakers providing mixed mono audio when an audio input is connected.
Intuitive lens shift
The intuitive control over lens shift wheel provides flexibility in setting-up your projector.
SmartEco
SmartEco™ technology saves lamp power consumption up to 70% depending on the content
brightness level when SmartEco mode is selected.
Overview
Shipping contents
Carefully unpack and verify that you have the items below. Some of the items may not be available
depending on your region of purchase. Please check with your place of purchase.
Standard accessories
Some of the accessories may vary from region to region.
Projector
Remote control
Batteries
Warranty card*
User manual CD
Quick start guide
Power cable
* The warranty card is only supplied in some specific regions. Please consult your dealer for detailed
information.
Optional accessories
Wireless FHD Kit (WDP01)
Wireless FHD Kit (WDP02)
* The WDP02 is a new model to be launched in the first half of 2016. If you have interest in it, please check
the release information on BenQ website. For more details, see Connecting a wireless Full HD Kit (WDP02).
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Projector exterior view
Front and upper side view
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1. Control panel (See Control panel for
details.)
2. Lamp cover
3. Vent (heated air exhaust)
4. Quick-release button
5. Lens cap
6. Lens compartment cover
7. Lens shift wheel
8. Focus and Zoom rings
9. Vent (cool air intake)
10. Front IR sensor
11. Projection lens
12. USB Mini-B cable
Connects to a Wireless FHD receiver.
13. HDMI cable
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Rear and lower side view
See Connecting with video equipment for
connection details.
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Connects to a Wireless FHD receiver.
Connects to a MHL dongle through an HDMI
female to female adaptor.
14. HDMI input port
15. MHL/HDMI dual mode port
Connects to MHL or HDMI compatible devices
and charges the connected MHL compatible
device as long as power is fed to the projector.
16. 12VDC output terminal
Triggers external devices such as an electric
screen or light control, etc.
17. USB Type-A port
Charges the receiver box of the Wireless FHD
Kit (optional accessory).
18. USB Mini-B port
Used for service.
19. RGB (PC)/Component video (YPbPr/
YCbCr) signal input jack
20. RS-232 control port
Interfaces with a PC or home theater control/
automation system.
21. Component Video inputs (RCA)
Support Y/PB/PR or Y/CB/CR video signal.
22. Video input jack
23. Audio (L/R) input jacks
24. Audio input jack
25. Audio output jack
26. Speaker grills
27. Rear adjuster feet
28. AC Power cable inlet
29. Kensington lock slot
30. Wireless FHD Kit mount hole (WDP01)
31. Ceiling mount holes
Controls and functions
Control panel
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1. Focus ring
Adjusts the focus of the projected image.
2. Zoom ring
Adjusts the size of the image.
3. TEMPerature warning light
Lights up red if the projector's temperature
becomes too high.
4. OK
Confirms the selected On-Screen Display
(OSD) menu item.
5. POWER indicator light
Lights up or flashes when the projector is
under operation.
10. Keystone/Arrow keys ( /
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/ )
Manually corrects distorted images resulting
from an angled projection.
When the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu is
activated, the #7, #10, and #12 keys are used
as directional arrows to select the desired
menu items and to make adjustments.
11. Top IR remote sensor
12.
Right /
• Increases the projector audio volume.
• When the 2D Keystone window is
displayed, manually corrects distorted images
resulting from an angled projection.
• When the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu is
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POWER
activated, the #7, #10, and #12 keys are used
Toggles the projector between standby mode
as directional arrows to select the desired
and on.
menu items and to make adjustments.
7.
Left /
13. SOURCE
• Decreases the projector audio volume.
Displays the source selection bar.
• When the 2D Keystone window is
14. MENU
displayed, manually corrects distorted images
• Accesses the On-Screen Display (OSD)
resulting from an angled projection.
menu.
• When the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu is
• Exits and saves menu settings.
activated, the #7, #10, and #12 keys are used
as directional arrows to select the desired
menu items and to make adjustments.
8. BACK
Goes back to the previous OSD menu, exits
and saves menu settings.
9. LAMP indicator light
Indicates the status of the lamp. Lights up or
flashes when the lamp has developed a
problem.
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Remote control
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6. MENU
• Accesses the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
• Exits and saves menu settings.
7. Volume keys
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: Toggles projector audio between on and
off.
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ON,
OFF
Toggles the projector between on and off
modes.
3D, INVERT
Launches the 3D menu and toggles the invert
function between on and off.
Arrow keys ( Left, Right, Up,
Down)
When the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu is
activated, these keys are used as directional
arrows to select the desired menu items and
to make adjustments.
OK
Confirms the selected OSD menu item.
BACK
Goes back to the previous OSD menu, exits
and saves menu settings.
: Decreases the projector audio volume.
: Increases the projector audio volume.
8. KEYSTONE
Launches the 2D Keystone window. Use , ,
, or
to manually correct distorted images
resulting from an angled projection.
9. MODE
Selects an available picture mode.
10. LIGHT
The LED backlight lights up and stays on for
approximately 10 seconds when pressing any key
on the remote control. Pressing any other keys
within 10 second again turns the LED backlight off.
11. AUTO
Automatically determines the best picture timings
for the displayed image.
12. ECO BLANK
Used to blank the screen picture.
13. SOURCE
Displays the source selection bar.
14. Picture quality adjustment keys
These function keys perform the same tasks as
specified in the OSD menu.
15. FINE TUNE
Displays the Color Temperature Fine Tuning
window. See Color Temperature Fine Tuning for
details.
16. Unavailable keys
These keys are not available: PIP and SWAP.
17. HDMI CEC-compatible device control keys
( Backward,
Play, Forward,
Rewind, Stop, Fast forward)
Goes to the previous file/Plays/Goes to the next
file/Rewinds/Stops/Fast-forwards during media
playback. Only available when controlling your
HDMI CEC-compatible devices.
The
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key does not pause the video.
Installing/replacing the remote control batteries
1. Press and slide open the battery cover as illustrated.
2. Remove the old batteries (if applicable) and install two AAA batteries. Make sure that the positive and
negative ends are positioned correctly as illustrated.
3. Slide the battery cover back until it clicks into place.
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Avoid leaving the remote control and batteries in an excessive heat or humid environment like the
kitchen, bathroom, sauna, sunroom or in a closed car.
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Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the battery manufacturer.
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Dispose of the used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions and local environment
regulations for your region.
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Never throw the batteries into a fire. There may be danger of an explosion.
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If the batteries are drained or if you will not be using the remote control for an extended period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid damage to the remote control from possible battery leakage.
Remote control effective range
The remote control must be held at an angle within 30 degrees perpendicular to the projector's IR
remote control sensor(s) to function correctly. The distance between the remote control and the
sensor(s) should not exceed 8 meters (~ 26 feet).
Make sure that there are no obstacles between the remote control and the IR sensor(s) on the projector.
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Installation
Choosing a location
Before choosing an installation location for your projector, take the following factors into consideration:
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Size and position of your screen
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Electrical outlet location
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Location and distance between the projector and the rest of your equipment
You can install your projector in the following ways.
1. Front:
3. Front Ceiling:
Select this location with the
projector placed near the floor
in front of the screen.
Select this location with the
projector suspended from
the ceiling in front of the
screen.
This is the most common way to
position the projector for quick
setup and portability.
Turn on the projector and make
the following settings:
MENU > Settings or System
Setup : Basic > Projector
Position > Front
Turn on the projector and
make the following settings:
MENU > Settings or
System Setup : Basic >
Projector Position >
Front Ceiling
Purchase the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount
Kit from your dealer to mount your projector
on the ceiling.
2. Rear:
4. Rear Ceiling:
Select this location with the
projector placed near the floor
behind the screen.
Select this location with the
projector suspended from
the ceiling behind the
screen.
Turn on the projector and make
the following settings:
MENU > Settings or System
Setup : Basic > Projector
Position > Rear
A special rear projection screen is required.
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Installation
Turn on the projector and
make the following settings:
MENU > Settings or
System Setup : Basic >
Projector Position >
Rear Ceiling
A special rear projection screen and the
BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount Kit are
required.
Obtaining a preferred projected image size
The projected image size is determined by the distance from the projector lens to the screen, the zoom
setting, and the video format.
Projection dimensions
Use the illustration and the table below to help you determine the projection distance.
16:9 Screen diagonal
Screen
Center of lens
H
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W
Lowest/Highest
offset lens position
Projection distance
Screen size
Diagonal
The screen aspect ratio is 16:9 and
the projected picture is in 16:9
aspect ratio
Projection distance (mm)
Min. distance
Lowest/Highest offset
lens position (mm)
H (mm)
W (mm)
(min. zoom)
min
max.
1524
747
1328
1519
1747
1975
37
112
70
1778
872
1550
1772
2038
2304
44
131
80
2032
996
1771
2025
2329
2633
50
149
90
2286
1121
1992
2278
2620
2962
56
168
100
2540
1245
2214
2532
2911
3291
62
187
110
2794
1370
2435
2785
3203
3620
68
205
120
3048
1494
2657
3038
3494
3949
75
224
130
3302
1619
2878
3291
3785
4278
81
243
140
3556
1743
3099
3544
4076
4608
87
262
150
3810
1868
3321
3797
4367
4937
93
280
160
4064
1992
3542
4051
4658
5266
100
299
170
4318
2117
3763
4304
4949
5595
106
318
180
4572
2241
3985
4557
5241
5924
112
336
Inch
mm
60
(max. zoom)
Average
Max. distance
All measurements are approximate and may vary from the actual sizes. If you want a permanent installation
of the projector, we recommend that you use the actual projector to physically test the projection size,
distance, and the projector's optical characteristics prior to the installation. This helps you determine the
exact mounting position which best suits your installation.
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Shifting the projection lens vertically
The vertical lens shift control provides flexibility for installing your projector. It allows the projector to be
positioned slightly above or below the top level of the projected images.
The lens shift (offset) is expressed as a percentage of the projected image height. Use the wheel to shift
the projection lens upwards or downwards within the allowable range depending on your desired image
position.
100%
115% 105%
Lens shift adjustment does not result in a degraded picture quality. In the unlikely event that the image
distortion is produced, see Adjusting the projected image for details.
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Installation
Connection
When connecting a signal source to the projector, be sure to:
1. Turn all equipment off before making any connections.
2. Use the correct signal cables for each source.
3. Make sure the cables are firmly inserted.
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In the connection illustrations shown below, some cables may not be included with the projector (see
Shipping contents). They are commercially available from electronics stores.
Connecting with video equipment
You need only connect the projector to a video source device using just one of the connecting methods.
Each video source provides different picture quality. The method you choose most likely depends upon
the availability of matching terminals on both the projector and the video source device as described
below:
Terminal name
Terminal
appearance
HDMI1
HDMI2/MHL
HDMI3/MHL
COMPONENT
VIDEO
PC (D-SUB)
Reference
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Connecting HDMI devices
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Connecting smart devices
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Connecting a wireless Full HD Kit
(WDP02)
Picture quality
Best
Connecting component video devices
Better
Connecting video devices
Normal
Connecting a computer
Better
In the connection illustrations shown below, some cables may not be included with the projector (see
Shipping contents). They are commercially available from electronics stores.
Connecting HDMI devices
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) supports uncompressed video data transmission between
compatible devices like DTV tuners, DVD players, Blu-ray players and displays over a single cable. You
should use an HDMI cable when making a connection between the projector and HDMI devices.
HDMI device: DVD player, digital tuner, etc.
To make sure you select a correct input source type
for the HDMI signal, see HDMI Settings for details.
HDMI cable
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Connecting smart devices
The projector can display contents directly from an MHL compatible smart device. Using an HDMI to
Micro USB cable or HDMI to Micro USB adaptor, you can connect your smart devices to the projector
and then enjoy your contents on the big screen.
Some smart devices may not be compatible to the cable that you use. Please consult the manufacturer of
your smart device for detailed information.
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Using an HDMI to Micro USB cable
1. Connect one end of the HDMI to Micro USB cable to the HDMI input connector on the projector.
2. Connect the other end of the HDMI to Micro USB cable to the Micro USB output socket on your
smart device.
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Using an HDMI to Micro USB adaptor and an HDMI cable
1. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI input connector on the projector.
2. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI input socket on the adaptor.
3. Connect the other end of the adaptor to the Micro USB output socket on your smart device.
After connections, switch to the HDMI2/MHL input source. To switch input signal, see Selecting an
input source for details.
HDMI to Micro USB cable
HDMI cable
HDMI to Micro USB adaptor
Power
Connecting component video devices
The RCA type component video jacks are provided for connection to component video output devices.
AV equipment: DVD
player, digital tuner, etc.
Audio cable
Component video cable
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Connection
Speakers
Connecting video devices
Connect your video device to the projector with a composite video cable.
Speakers
AV equipment
Audio cable
composite video cable
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct video source has
been selected, check if the video source device is turned on and operating correctly.
Connecting a computer
Connect the projector to a computer with a VGA cable.
Speakers
Laptop or desktop computer
Audio cable
VGA cable
Many laptops do not turn on their external video ports when connected to a projector. Usually a key
combination like Fn + F3 or CRT/LCD key turns the external display on/off. Locate a function key labeled
CRT/LCD or a function key with a monitor symbol on the laptop. Press Fn and the labeled function key
simultaneously. Refer to your laptop's documentation to discover your laptop's key combination.
Connection
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Connecting a wireless Full HD Kit (WDP02)
The next generation of Wireless Full HD kit is available from the place you purchased the projector.
The projector is designed to accommodate a receiver by which the projector receives a signal from a
transmitter and displays transmitted images. Refer to the illustrations below for a quick connection of the
wireless transmission device.
1. Turn the power off and disconnect the
projector from the power outlet. If the lamp
is hot, avoid burns by waiting for
approximately 45 minutes until the lamp has
cooled.
2. Loosen the screws that secure the lamp
cover on the top of the projector until the
lamp cover loosens.
6. Connect appropriate AV equipment to the
transmitter.
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7. Power on the projector and switch to the
HDMI3/MHL input source.
8. For more operation details, refer to the user
manual of the Wireless Full HD Kit (WDP02).
There will be customized firmware released for the
HT3050 after the WDP02 is launched in 2016. It will
3. Remove the lamp cover from the projector. provide more integrated functions to operate the
4. Place the receiver into the compartment, and WDP02 along with the HT3050. Please contact your
press it backwards and then downwards until local BenQ service center to update the firmware of
your projector should you need it.
it clicks into place.
5. Plug the HDMI cable and USB Mini-B cable to * About the HDMI cable
the receiver.
The HDMI cable is also compatible with MHL
devices. You need just to use an HDMI female to
female adaptor (shorter than 4.0 cm) and a wireless
MHL smart dongle (shorter than 7.9 cm) (e.g. Roku
streaming stick). The projector is ready to project
streaming video from the dongle wirelessly. Note
that if the projector’s firmware is updated to the
customized version as mentioned above, the HDMI
cable will not be compatible with MHL devices.
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Do not strain the HDMI cable and USB cable
as this could cause malfunction to the cables.
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Operation
Starting up the projector
1. Plug the power cable into the projector and a power outlet. Turn
on the power outlet switch (where fitted). The POWER
indicator light on the projector lights orange after power has
been applied.
Please use the supplied power cable to avoid possible dangers such as
electric shock and fire.
2. Press
on the projector or
on the remote control to start
the projector. As soon as the lamp lights up, a Power On Tone
will be heard. The POWER indicator light flashes green and
stays green when the projector is on.
The fans start operating, and a start-up image is displayed on the screen while it warms up. The
projector does not respond to further commands while it is warming up.
To turn off the ring tone, see Power On/Off Ring Tone for details.
3. If this is the first time you turn on the projector, the setup wizard appears to guide you through
setting up the projector. If you have already done this, skip this step and move on to step 5.
•
Use the arrow keys (
menu items.
/
/ /
) on the projector or remote control to move through the
•
Use OK to confirm the selected menu item.
The Setup Wizard screenshots below are for reference only and may differ from the actual design.
Step 1:
Specify Projector Position.
For more information about projector
position, see Choosing a location.
Step 2:
Specify OSD Language.
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Step 3:
Specify 2D Keystone.
For more information about keystone,
see Correcting keystone.
Step 4:
Specify Auto Source.
Select On if you want the projector to
always search for available signals
automatically when the projector is
turned on.
Step 5:
Specify Menu Type.
For more information about menu
types, see About the OSD Menus.
Now you’ve completed the initial setup.
4. If you are prompted to enter the password, use the arrow keys on the projector or remote control
to enter a six-digit password. See Utilizing the password function for details.
5. Switch on the connected equipment.
6. The projector starts to search for available input signals. The current input signal being scanned is
displayed on the screen. If the projector does not detect a valid signal, the "No Signal" message
appears. You may press SOURCE on the projector or remote control to select your desired input
signal.
7. If the horizontal frequency of the input source exceeds the range of the projector, the "No Signal"
message is displayed on the screen. It will remain on-screen until you change the horizontal frequency
of the input source to an appropriate one.
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Operation
Shutting down the projector
1. Press
on the projector or
confirmation message.
on the remote control. The projector displays a shutdown
2. Press
or
a second time. The POWER indicator light
flashes orange and the fans run for about two minutes to cool the
lamp. The projector doesn’t respond to any commands during the
cooling process.
3. When the cooling process ends, a "Power Off Ring Tone" will
be heard, and the POWER indicator light will show a solid
orange.
To turn off the ring tone, see Power On/Off Ring Tone for details.
If the projector will not be used for an extended period, unplug
the power cable from the power outlet.
Avoid turning on the projector immediately after turning it off as excessive heat may shorten lamp life. The
actual lamp life may vary due to different environmental conditions and usage.
Securing the projector
Using a security cable lock
The projector has to be installed in a safe place to prevent theft. Otherwise, purchase a lock, such as the
Kensington lock, to secure the projector. You can locate a Kensington lock slot on the projector. See item
29 on page 8 for details.
A Kensington security cable lock is usually a combination of key(s) and the lock. Refer to the lock's
documentation to learn how to use it.
Utilizing the password function
For security purposes and to prevent unauthorized use, you may set up password security via the OnScreen Display (OSD) menu. Once the password is set and the function is enabled, the projector is
password-protected. Users who do not know the correct password may not use the projector.
You will be inconvenienced if you enable the password function yet forget the password somehow. Do make a
note of your password, and keep the note in a safe place for later recall.
Setting a password
Once a password has been set and the power on lock is enabled, the projector cannot be used unless the
correct password is entered every time the projector is started.
To do this, first and foremost, you have to access the Advanced OSD menu (see page 28 for details).
1. Go to System Setup : Advanced > Password to display the Password window.
2. Select Change Password and press OK to display the Input New Password window.
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Input New Password
Back
3. As the window indicates, the four arrow keys ( / / / ) respectively represent 4 digits (1, 2, 3, 4).
Use the arrow keys on the projector or remote control to set a six-digit password. The digits are
displayed as ****** when you enter them.
4. Re-enter the same password to verify and return to the Password window.
5. Select Power On Lock and use / to set On.
6. Enter the current password to enable the function.
7. Press BACK to save your changes and exit.
If you forget the password
If you enable the password function, you’ll have to enter your password each time you turn on the
projector. Once you enter an incorrect password, the error message is displayed, and the Input
Password window follows.
•
Under the Advanced OSD menu
•
Under the Basic OSD menu
Password Error
Password Error
Please try again.
Please try again.
You can retry by entering another six-digit password, or if you absolutely do not remember it, use the
password recall procedure. See Entering the password recall procedure for details.
If you have entered an incorrect password 5 times in succession, the projector will automatically shut
down in a short time.
Entering the password recall procedure
1. Make sure the Password window is displayed on screen, then press and hold AUTO on the remote
control for 3 seconds. The projector will display a coded number on the screen.
•
Under the Advanced OSD menu
•
Under the Basic OSD menu
Recall Password
Recall Password
Please write down the recall code,
and contact BenQ
Customer Center.
Recall code:
Exit
Operation
Recall code:
XXX XXX XXX XXX
XXX XXX XXX XXX
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Please write down the recall code, and contact
BenQ Customer Center.
2. Write down the number and turn off the projector.
3. Seek help from the local BenQ service center to decode the number. You may be required to provide
proof of purchase documentation to verify that you are an authorized user of the projector.
The "XXX" shown in the above messages are numbers that vary depending on different models.
Changing the password
To do this, first and foremost, you have to access the Advanced OSD menu (see page 28 for details).
1. Go to System Setup : Advanced > Password to display the Password window.
2. Select Change Password and press OK to display the Input Current Password window.
Input Current Password
Back
3. Use the arrow keys on the projector or remote control to enter the old password.
•
If the password is correct, the Input New Password window is displayed.
•
If the password is incorrect, the password error message is displayed, and the Input Current
Password window appears for your retry. You can either try another password or press
BACK to cancel the change.
4. Enter a new password.
5. Re-enter the same password to verify.
Do make a note of your password, and then keep the note in a safe place for later recall.
6. You have successfully set a new password. Remember to enter the new password next time you turn
on the projector.
7. Press BACK to save your changes and exit.
Disabling the password function
To do this, first and foremost, you have to access the Advanced OSD menu (see page 28 for details).
1. Go to System Setup : Advanced > Password to display the Password window.
2. Select Power On Lock and use / to set Off.
3. Enter the current password.
•
If the password is correct, the Password window displays that Power On Lock is Off. You will
not be asked to enter the password next time you turn on the projector.
•
If the password is incorrect, the password error message is displayed, and then the Input
Password window is displayed for your retry. You can either try another password or press
BACK to cancel the change.
4. Press BACK to save your changes and exit.
Though the password function is disabled, you need to keep a note of the old password in case you ever need
to re-activate the password function by entering the old password.
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Selecting an input source
The projector can be connected to multiple equipment at the same time. However, it only displays one
full screen at a time. When starting up, the projector automatically searches for the available signals.
If you want the projector to always automatically search for the signals:
•
Under the Advanced OSD menu, go to the System Setup : Basic menu, and enable Auto
Source. (see "Auto Source" on page 41)
•
Under the Basic OSD menu, if there’s no signal connected to the projector, go to Auto Source and
enable it; if there are signals connected, go to the Settings menu, and then enable Auto Source.
(see "Auto Source" on page 31 and 32)
To select the video source:
1. Press SOURCE on the projector or remote control to display the source selection bar.
Source
HDMI1
HDMI2/MHL
PC
Video
Component
HDMI3/MHL
2. Press / until your desired signal is selected and press OK.
Once detected, the selected source information is displayed on the screen for seconds. If there are
multiple pieces of equipment connected to the projector, repeat steps 1-2 to search for another
signal.
The native display resolution of this projector is in a 16:9 aspect ratio. For best display picture results, you
should select and use an input signal which outputs at this resolution. Any other resolutions will be scaled by
the projector depending upon the Aspect Ratio setting, which may cause some image distortion or loss of
picture clarity. See "Aspect Ratio" for details.
Renaming an input source
You may rename the current input source on the source selection bar.
To do this, first and foremost, you have to access the Advanced OSD menu (see page 28 for details).
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Press MENU and then use / to go to System Setup : Basic.
Press to select Source Rename and press OK to display the Source Rename window.
Press / / / until your desired character is selected.
When done, press BACK to save your changes and exit.
Operation
Adjusting the projected image
Adjusting the projection angle
The projector is equipped with a quick-release adjuster foot
and two rear adjuster feet. These adjusters change the image
height and projection angle.
To adjust the projection angle:
1. Press the quick-release button and lift the front of the
projector. Once the image is positioned as desired, release
the quick-release button to lock the foot in position.
2. Screw the rear adjuster feet to fine-tune the horizontal
angle.
To retract the foot, hold up the projector while pressing the
quick-release button, then slowly lower the projector. Screw
the rear adjuster foot in a reverse direction.
If the screen and the projector are not perpendicular to each
other, the projected image becomes vertical trapezoidal. To
correct this, see Correcting keystone for details.
Do not look into the lens while the
lamp is on. The strong light from
the lamp may cause damage to
your eyes.
Be careful when you press the
quick-release button as it is close
to the exhaust vent where hot air
comes from.
Auto-adjusting the image
In some cases, you may wish to optimize the picture quality of PC signal. To do this, press AUTO on the
remote control. Within 3 seconds, the built-in Intelligent Auto Adjustment function will re-adjust the
values of Frequency and Clock to provide the best picture quality.
The current input source information will be displayed in the corner of the screen for 3 seconds.
This function is only available when PC signal is selected.
Fine-tuning the image size and clarity
•
To adjust the projected picture size:
i. Slide open the lens compartment cover
(see item 6 on page 8).
ii. Turn the zoom ring to zoom in or zoom
out.
iii. Slide close the lens compartment cover
when you complete the adjustments.
•
To sharpen the picture:
i. Slide open the lens compartment cover
(see item 6 on page 8).
ii. Rotate the focus ring to achieve a sharper
focus.
iii. Slide close the lens compartment cover
when you complete the adjustments.
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Correcting keystone
Keystoning refers to the situation where the projected image is noticeably wider at either the top or
bottom. It occurs when the projector is not perpendicular to the screen.
To correct this, besides adjusting the height of the projector, you may correct this manually in ONE of
these ways:
•
Use the remote control
Press KEYSTONE to display the 2D Keystone window.
•
Using the projector
Press / or / to display the 2D Keystone window.
The illustrations below show how to correct keystone distortion:
use
use
or
or
/
/
use
use
or
or
•
To correct keystoning at the top of the image, use
or
/ .
•
To correct keystoning at the bottom of the image,
use or / .
•
To correct keystoning at the right side of the image,
use
or / .
•
To correct keystoning at the left side of the image,
use
or / .
•
To reset the keystone values, press BACK for 2
seconds.
/
/
•
To enable the vertical Auto Keystone function, press
OK for 2 seconds.
When done, press BACK to save your changes and exit.
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Operation
Menu Functions
About the OSD Menus
To let you make various adjustments or settings on the projector and the projected image, the projector
is equipped with 2 types of multilingual On-Screen Display (OSD) menus:
•
Basic OSD menu: provides primary menu functions. (See Using the Basic OSD menu)
•
Advanced OSD menu: provides full menu functions. (See Using the Advanced OSD menu)
To access the OSD menu, press MENU on the projector or remote control.
The first time you use the projector (after finishing the initial setup), one of the following Basic OSD
menu overviews will be displayed, depending on whether or not a video signal is connected.
• Input signal connected
• No input signal connected
Wall Color
Picture Mode
Off
Projector Position
Front
Test Pattern
Off
Vivid
Auto Source
Sound Mode
Menu Type
HDMI Format
Off
Basic
Auto
Reset Lamp Timer
Reset All Settings
Information
Standard
Volume
10
Mute
Off
3D Mode
3D Off
3D Sync Invert
Press OK
Settings
Press OK
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If you intend to switch from the Basic OSD menu to the Advanced OSD menu, follow the instructions
below:
Use the arrow keys ( / / / ) on the projector or remote control to move through the menu items, and
use OK to confirm the selected menu item.
•
When there is a video signal connected to the projector
i. Go to the Settings > Menu Type menu and press OK.
ii. Use / to select Advanced and press OK.
iii. Press BACK again to access the Advanced OSD menu.
• When there is NO video signal connected to the projector
i. Go to the Menu Type menu and press OK.
ii. Use / to select Advanced and press OK.
iii. Press BACK again to access the Advanced OSD menu.
Next time you turn on the projector, you may access the Advanced OSD menu by pressing MENU.
Below is the overview of the Advanced OSD menu.
Picture
Picture Mode
Vivid
User Mode Management
Brightness
50
Contrast
50
Color
50
Tint
50
Sharpness
Color Temperature
7
Normal
Lamp Power
Advanced...
Reset Current Picture Mode
PC
Exit
Likewise, when you wish to switch from the Advanced OSD menu to the Basic OSD menu, follow the
instructions below:
i. Go to the System Setup : Basic > Menu Settings > Menu Type menu and press OK.
ii. Use / to select Basic to directly access the Basic OSD menu.
Next time you turn on the projector, you may access the Basic OSD menu by pressing MENU.
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Menu Functions
Using the Basic OSD menu
Depending on whether or not any video signal is connected to the projector, the Basic OSD menu offers
different available functions.
Check the following links to learn more.
•
Basic OSD menu - with input signals connected
•
Basic OSD menu - without input signals connected (limited menus are available)
Basic OSD menu - with input signals connected
The Basic OSD menu provides primary menu functions. Available menu items may vary depending on
the connected video sources or specified settings. Menu options that are not available will become grayed
out.
To access the OSD menu, press MENU on the projector or remote control.
•
Use the arrow keys (
items.
/
/ /
) on the projector or remote control to move through the menu
•
Use OK on the projector or remote control to confirm the selected menu item.
To switch from the Basic OSD menu to the Advanced OSD menu, see page 28.
Menu
Picture Mode
Submenus and Descriptions
Selects a preset picture mode to suit your operating environment and input signal
picture type.
The preset picture modes are described as below:
• Bright: Maximizes the brightness of the projected image. This mode is suitable
for environments where extra-high brightness is required, such as using the
projector in well lit rooms.
• Vivid: With well-saturated color, fine-tuned sharpness and a higher brightness
level, this is perfect for watching movies in a living room where there is a small
amount of ambient light.
• Cinema (REC. 709): Complements the worldwide HDTV standard with
accurate color and deepest contrast at lower brightness level. This mode is
suitable for playing movies in a totally dark environment, as if in a commercial
cinema. To easily enjoy the cinematic color retrieved from REC. 709 standard,
we recommend you shadow all possible lighting items except the projector (e.g.
lamps, computer screen, or light coming through curtains) and use a standard
format of 1080p image source like a Blu-ray disc to get the best viewing
experience under this mode.
• Game: This mode is best for playing video games in rooms where there is a
small amount of ambient light, eg. your living room.
• 3D: Optimized to bring up 3D effects when watching 3D contents.
This mode is only available when 3D function is enabled.
•
User 1/User 2: Recalls the customized settings. Access the Advanced OSD
menu and see User Mode Management for details.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
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Sound Mode
Sound Mode function utilizes MaxxAudio sound enhancement technology, which
incorporates Waves’s algorithms to deliver great effects of the bass and treble and
provide you with immersive cinematic audio experience. The following preset sound
modes are provided: Standard, Cinema, Music, Sport, Game, and User.
The User mode allows you to personalize the sound settings. Access the Advanced
OSD menu and see User EQ for details.
If the Mute function is activated, adjusting Sound Mode will turn off the Mute
function.
Adjusts the volume level of the projector's internal speaker or the volume being
output from the audio output jack.
Volume
If the Mute function is activated, adjusting Volume will turn off the Mute
function.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Mute
Select On to temporarily turn off the projector's internal speaker or the volume being
output from the audio output jack.
To restore the audio, select Off.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
This projector supports playing three-dimensional (3D) content transferred through
your 3D-compatible video devices and contents, such as PlayStation consoles (with
3D game discs), 3D Blu-ray players (with 3D Blu-ray discs), 3D TV (with 3D channel),
and so on. After you have connected the 3D video devices to the projector, wear the
BenQ 3D glasses and make sure the power is on to view 3D contents.
When watching 3D contents,
3D Mode
• the image may seem misplaced, however, this is not a product malfunction.
• take appropriate breaks when watching 3D content.
• stop watching 3D content if you feel fatigue or discomfort.
• keep a distance from the screen of about three times the effective height of
the screen.
• children and people with a history of oversensitivity to light, heart problems,
or any other existing medical condition should be refrained from watching 3D
contents.
The default setting is Auto and the projector automatically chooses an appropriate
3D format when detecting 3D contents. If the projector cannot recognize the 3D
format, manually choose a 3D mode according to your preference.
When this function is enabled:
• The brightness level of the projected image decreases.
• The Picture Mode cannot be adjusted.
• The Vertical Keystone can only be adjusted within limited degrees.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
3D Sync Invert
When your 3D image is distorted, enable this function to switch between the image
for the left eye and the right eye for comfortable 3D viewing experience.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Press OK to enter its submenu.
Settings
Press BACK to save your changes and exit.
See below for more details.
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Menu Functions
• Wall Color
Enable this function to help correct the projected picture’s color when the projection
surface is not white. You may choose a color similar to that of the projection surface
from these options: Light Yellow, Pink, Light Green, or Blue.
• Projector
Position
The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with one or more
mirrors. See Choosing a location for details.
• Test Pattern
• Auto Source
Enable this function to display the grid test pattern, which helps you adjust the image
size and focus so as to check if the projected image is free of distortion.
Sets whether the projector searches automatically for input sources. Select On to
enable the projector to scan for input sources until it acquires a signal. If the function
is set to Off, the projector selects the last used input source.
• Menu Type
Switches to the Advanced OSD menu.
• HDMI
Format
Selects an input source type for the HDMI signal. You can also manually select the
source type. The different source types carry different standards for the brightness
level.
HDMI Format is only available when the HDMI signal is selected.
• Reset Lamp
Timer
• Reset All
Settings
• Information
Activate this function only after a new lamp is installed. When you select Reset, a
"Reset Successfully" message is displayed to notify that the lamp time has been
reset to "0".
Returns all settings to the factory preset values.
The following settings will still remain: Keystone, Language, Projector Position,
Reset Lamp Timer, and High Altitude Mode.
Displays the following information about your projector.
• Source: Displays the current signal source.
• Picture Mode: Displays the current Picture Mode.
• Resolution: Displays the native resolution of the input source.
• Color System: Displays input system format.
• Lamp Usage Time: Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used.
• 3D Format: Displays the current 3D mode.
3D Format is only available when 3D Mode is enabled.
•
Firmware Version: Displays the firmware version of your projector.
Some information is given only when certain input sources are in use.
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Basic OSD menu - without input signals connected
As there’s no input signal to your projector, only the submenus of Settings under Basic OSD menu with input signals connected are available. Menu options that are not available will become grayed out.
To access the OSD menu, press MENU on the projector or remote control.
•
Use the arrow keys (
items.
/
/ /
) on the projector or remote control to move through the menu
•
Use OK on the projector or remote control to confirm the selected menu item.
•
Use BACK on the projector or remote control to save your changes and exit.
To switch from the Basic OSD menu to the Advanced OSD menu, see page 28.
Menu
Submenus and Descriptions
Wall Color
Activate to help correct the projected picture’s color when the projection surface is
not white. You may choose a color similar to that of the projection surface from these
options: Light Yellow, Pink, Light Green, or Blue.
Projector
Position
The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with one or more
mirrors. See Choosing a location for details.
Test Pattern
Auto Source
Enable this function to display the grid test pattern, which helps you adjust the image
size and focus so as to check if the projected image is free of distortion.
Sets whether the projector searches automatically for input sources. Select On to
enable the projector to scan for input sources until it acquires a signal. If the function
is set to Off, the projector selects the last used input source.
Menu Type
Switches to the Advanced OSD menu.
HDMI Format
Selects an input source type for the HDMI signal. You can also manually select the
source type. The different source types carry different standards for the brightness
level.
HDMI Format is only available when the HDMI signal is selected.
Reset Lamp
Timer
Reset All
Settings
Information
Activate this function only after a new lamp is installed. When you select Reset, a
"Reset Successfully" message is displayed to notify that the lamp time has been
reset to "0".
Returns all settings to the factory preset values.
The following settings will still remain: Keystone, Language, Projector Position,
Reset Lamp Timer, and High Altitude Mode.
Displays the following information about your projector.
• Source: Displays the current signal source.
• Picture Mode: Displays the current Picture Mode.
• Resolution: Displays the native resolution of the input source.
• Color System: Displays input system format.
• Lamp Usage Time: Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used.
• 3D Format: Displays the current 3D mode.
3D Format is only available when 3D Mode is enabled.
•
Firmware Version: Displays the firmware version of your projector.
Some information is given only when certain input sources are in use.
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Menu Functions
Using the Advanced OSD menu
The Advanced OSD menu offers complete menu functions.
Main menu icon
Main menu name
Picture
Picture Mode
Selection bar
Vivid
User Mode Management
50
Brightness
Submenu
Contrast
50
Color
50
Tint
50
Status
7
Sharpness
Color Temperature
Normal
Lamp Power
Advanced...
Reset Current Picture Mode
Current input source
Exit
PC
Press BACK to go back to
the previous window or to
exit.
The Advanced OSD menu overview above is for reference only and may differ from the actual design and the
projector model you are using.
To access the OSD menu, press MENU on the projector or remote control. It consists of the following
main menus. Check the links after the menu items below to learn more details.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Picture menu (see page 34)
Audio Setup menu (see page 38)
Display menu (see page 39)
System Setup : Basic menu (see page 41)
System Setup : Advanced menu (see page 42)
Information menu (see page 44)
Available menu items may vary depending on the connected video sources or specified settings. Menu
items that are not available will become grayed out.
•
Use the arrow keys (
items.
/
/ /
) on the projector or remote control to move through the menu
•
Use OK on the projector or remote control to confirm the selected menu item.
To switch from the Advanced OSD menu to the Basic OSD menu, see page 28.
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Picture menu
Submenu
Picture Mode
Functions and Descriptions
Selects a preset picture mode to suit your operating environment and input signal
picture type.
The preset picture modes are described as below:
• Bright: Maximizes the brightness of the projected image. This mode is suitable
for environments where extra-high brightness is required, such as using the
projector in well lit rooms.
• Vivid: With well-saturated color, fine-tuned sharpness and a higher brightness
level, this is perfect for watching movies in a living room where there is a small
amount of ambient light.
• Cinema (REC. 709): Complements the worldwide HDTV standard with
accurate color and deepest contrast at lower brightness level. This mode is
suitable for playing movies in a totally dark environment, as if in a commercial
cinema. To easily enjoy the cinematic color retrieved from REC. 709 standard,
we recommend you shadow all possible lighting items except the projector (e.g.
lamps, computer screen, or light coming through curtains) and use a standard
format of 1080p image source like a Blu-ray disc to get the best viewing
experience under this mode.
• Game: This mode is best for playing video games in rooms where there is a
small amount of ambient light, eg. your living room.
• 3D: Optimized to bring up 3D effects when watching 3D contents.
This mode is only available when 3D function is enabled.
•
User 1/User 2: Recalls the customized settings. See User Mode Management
for more details.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
The functions are only available when Picture Mode is set to User 1 or User 2.
•
Load Settings From
Allows you to manually adjust a preset picture mode and make it an available option
on the picture mode list.
User Mode
Management
1. Go to the Picture > Picture Mode menu, select User 1 or User 2.
2. Press
to select User Mode Management.
3. On the User Mode Management window, select Load Settings From and
press OK.
4. Press to select a picture mode that is close to your need.
5. When done, press OK and BACK to return to the Picture menu.
6. Press to select other submenus you want to make changes and use / to
adjust the values. The adjustments define the selected user mode.
•
Rename User Mode
Select to rename the customized picture modes (User 1 or User 2).
1. Go to the Picture > Picture Mode menu, select User 1 or User 2.
2. Press
to select User Mode Management.
3. On the User Mode Management window, select Rename User Mode and
press OK.
4. On the Rename User Mode window, use / / / to select desired
characters for the selected mode.
5. When done, press OK and BACK to exit.
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Menu Functions
Brightness
Adjusts the brightness of the picture. When adjusting this control, the black areas of
the picture appear just as black and details in the dark areas are visible.
The higher the value, the brighter the
picture, while the lower the value, the
darker the picture.
30
50
70
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Adjusts the degree of difference between dark and light areas in the picture. After
adjusting the Brightness value, adjust Contrast to set the peak white level.
The higher the value, the greater the
contrast.
Contrast
30
50
70
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Adjusts the color saturation level - the amount of each color in a video picture. Lower
settings produce less saturated colors; setting to the minimum value makes the image
black and white.
If the setting is too high, colors on the image will be overpowering, which makes the
image unrealistic.
Adjusts the red and green color tones of the picture.
The higher the value, the more reddish the picture becomes. The lower the value, the
more greenish the picture becomes.
Adjust to make the picture look sharper or softer.
The higher the value, the sharper the
picture becomes. The lower the
value, the softer the picture becomes.
4
7
12
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Color
Temperature*
The options available for color temperature* settings vary according to the connected
input signal.
• Lamp Native: With the lamp’s original color temperature and higher
brightness. This setting is suitable for environments where high brightness is
required, such as projecting pictures in well lit rooms.
• Warm: Makes pictures appear reddish white.
• Normal: Maintains normal colorings for white.
• Cool: Makes pictures appear bluish white.
*About color temperatures:
There are many different shades that are considered to be “white” for various
purposes. One of the common methods of representing white color is known as the
“color temperature”. A white color with a low color temperature appears to be
reddish white. A white color with a high color temperature appears to have more
blue in it.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
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Lamp Power
Select the projector lamp power from the following modes.
• Normal: Provides full lamp brightness.
• Economic: Reduces system noise and lamp power consumption by 30%.
• SmartEco: Reduces system noise and lamp power consumption by up to 70%.
If the Economic or SmartEco mode is selected, the light output will be reduced
and result in darker projected pictures.
See Setting Lamp Power for details.
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Black Level
Sets the picture grayscale to 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE.
The grayscale video signal is measured in IRE units. In some areas which use NTSC TV
standard, the grayscale is measured from 7.5 IRE (black) to 100 IRE (white); however,
in other areas where PAL equipment or Japanese NTSC standards are used, the
grayscale is measured from 0 IRE (black) to 100 IRE (white). We suggest you to check
if the input source is with 0 IRE or with 7.5 IRE, and then make your selection
accordingly.
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Gamma Selection
Gamma refers to the relationship between input source and picture brightness.
• 1.6/1.8/2.0/2.1/BenQ: Select these values according to your preference.
• 2.2/2.3: Increases the average brightness of the picture. Best for a lit
environment, meeting room or family room.
• 2.4: Best for viewing movies in a dark environment.
• 2.6/2.8: Best for viewing movies which are mostly composed of dark scenes.
High Brightness
Low Contrast
1.6
Advanced...
•
1.8
Low Brightness
High Contrast
2.0
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.6
2.8
Brilliant Color
This function utilizes a new color-processing algorithm and system level enhancements
to enable higher brightness while providing truer, more vibrant colors in picture. It
enables a greater than 50% brightness increase in mid-tone images, which are
common in video and natural scenes, so the projector reproduces images in realistic
and true colors. If you prefer images with that quality, select On. Selecting Off
disables Brilliant Color, and Color Temperature becomes unavailable for access
at the same time.
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Color Temperature Fine Tuning
Allows you to manually adjust the pre-defined color temperature modes:
1. Press OK to display the Color Temperature Fine Tuning window.
2. Press / to select the item(s) you want to make changes and use / to
adjust the values.
• Red Gain/Green Gain/Blue Gain: Adjusts the contrast levels of Red, Green,
and Blue.
• Red Offset/Green Offset/Blue Offset: Adjusts the brightness levels of Red,
Green, and Blue.
3. When done, press BACK to save your changes and exit.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
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Color Management
In most installation situations, color management is not necessary, such as in
classroom, meeting room, or lounge room situations where lights remain on, or
where building external windows allow daylight into the room.
Only in permanent installations with controlled lighting levels, such as boardrooms,
lecture theaters, or home theaters, should color management be considered. Color
management provides fine color control adjustment to allow for more accurate color
reproduction.
Proper color management can be achieved under controlled and reproducible viewing
conditions. Use a colorimeter (color light meter) and provide a set of suitable source
images to measure color reproduction. These tools are not provided with the
projector, however, your projector supplier should be able to give guidances or send
an experienced professional installer for you.
The Color Management function provides six sets (RGBCMY) of colors to be
adjusted. You can select any of them to adjust its color range and saturation.
1. Press OK to display the Color Management window.
2. Select Primary Color and use / to select a color from Red, Green, Blue,
Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow.
3. Press to select Hue and use / to set its range. Increase in the range will
include colors consisted of more proportions of its two adjacent colors.
Red
Yellow
Green
Advanced...
Cyan
Magenta
Blue
The illustration shows how the colors relate to each
other.
For example, if you select Red and set its range at 0,
only pure red is selected. Increasing its range will
include both the red color close to yellow and red
color close to magenta.
4. Press to select Saturation* and use / to adjust its values. Every
adjustment made reflects to the image immediately. For example, if you select
Red and set its value at 0, only the saturation of pure red will be affected.
5. Press to select Gain and use / to adjust its values. The contrast level of
the primary color you just selected are affected. Every adjustment made reflects
to the image immediately.
6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 until you have made all of the desired adjustments.
7. When done, press BACK to save your changes and exit.
*About saturation
It is the amount of that color in a video picture. Lower settings produce less saturated
colors; a setting of “0” removes that color from the image entirely. If the saturation is
too high, that color will be overpowering and unrealistic.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
•
Noise Reduction
Reduces electrical image noise caused by different media players. The higher the value,
the less the noise.
•
Film Mode
Enhances picture quality when projecting composite image from a filmsourced DVD
or Blu-ray Disc. Setting Off disables the function.
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All of the adjustments you’ve made for the selected Picture Mode (including preset
modes, User 1, and User 2) return to the factory preset values.
Reset Current
Picture Mode
1. Press OK. The confirmation message is displayed.
2. Use / to select Reset and press OK. The picture mode returns to the
factory preset settings.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 if you want to reset other picture modes.
Audio Setup menu
Submenu
Functions and Descriptions
•
Sound Mode
Effect Mode
Sound Mode function utilizes MaxxAudio sound enhancement technology, which
incorporates Waves’s algorithms to deliver great effects of the bass and treble and
provide you with immersive cinematic audio experience. The following preset sound
modes are provided: Standard, Cinema, Music, Sport, Game, and User.
The User mode allows you to personalize the sound settings. When selecting the
User mode, you may make manual adjustments with the User EQ function.
If the Mute function is activated, adjusting Sound Mode will turn off the Mute
function.
•
Mute
User EQ
Select desired frequency bands (100 Hz, 300 Hz,1k Hz, 3k Hz, and 10k Hz) to adjust
the levels according to your preference. The settings made here define the User
mode.
Select On to temporarily turn off the projector's internal speaker or the volume
being output from the audio output jack.
To restore the audio, select Off.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Adjusts the volume level of the projector's internal speaker or the volume being
output from the audio output jack.
Volume
If the Mute function is activated, adjusting Mute will turn off the Mute function.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Power On/Off
Ring Tone
Reset Audio
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Menu Functions
Sets the ring tone for the projector On or Off.
The Power On/Off Ring Tone can only be adjusted here. Setting the sound
mute or adjusting the sound level do not affect the Power On/Off Ring Tone.
All of the adjustments you’ve done under the Audio Setup menu return to the
factory preset values.
Display menu
Submenu
Functions and Descriptions
The native display resolution of this projector is in a 16:9 aspect ratio. However, you
may use this function to display projected picture in a different aspect ratio.
In the following illustrations, the black portions are inactive areas and the
white portions are active areas.
•
Auto
15:9 picture
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Scales a picture proportionally to fit the projector's
native resolution in its horizontal or vertical width.
This makes the most use of the screen and maintains
the aspect ratio of a picture.
4:3
Scales the picture so that it is displayed in the center
of the screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio.
4:3 picture
•
16:9
Scales a picture so that it is displayed in the center
of the screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Aspect Ratio
16:9 picture
•
Wide
4:3 picture
•
Letter Box
16:9 picture
Letter Box
format picture
Wall Color
Image Position
Stretches a picture in a horizontal direction to fit
the screen width. It does not alter the height of a
picture.
Scales a picture to fit the projector’s native
resolution in its horizontal width and resizes the
picture height to the 3/4 of the projection width.
This makes a picture greater than the screen height.
The top and bottom edges of the displayed picture
are cropped. This suits the contents which are
produced in letter box format (with black bars on
the top and bottom).
Enable this function to help correct the projected picture’s color when the projection
surface is not white. You may choose a color similar to that of the projection surface
from these options: Light Yellow, Pink, Light Green, or Blue.
Displays the Image Position window. You may use the directional arrow keys on the
projector or remote control to adjust the position of the projected picture.
The values shown on the lower position of the window change with every key press
you made.
This function is only available when the PC signal is selected.
Overscan
Adjustment
Conceals the poor picture quality in the four edges.
The greater the value, the more portion of the picture is concealed while the screen
remains filled and geometrically accurate. Setting 0 means the picture is 100%
displayed.
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•
H. Size
Adjusts the horizontal width of the picture.
This function is only available when the Component or PC signal is selected.
PC &
Component
YPbPr Tuning
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Phase
Adjusts the clock phase to reduce picture distortion.
This function is only available when the Component or PC signal is selected.
•
Auto
Adjusts the phase and frequency automatically.
This function is only available when the PC signal is selected.
This projector supports playing three-dimensional (3D) content transferred through
your 3D-compatible video devices and contents, such as PlayStation consoles (with
3D game discs), 3D Blu-ray players (with 3D Blu-ray discs), 3D TV (with 3D channel),
and so on. After you have connected the 3D video devices to the projector, wear the
BenQ 3D glasses and make sure the power is on to view 3D contents.
When watching 3D contents,
• the image may seem misplaced, however, this is not a product malfunction.
• take appropriate breaks when watching 3D content.
• stop watching 3D content if you feel fatigue or discomfort.
• keep a distance from the screen of about three times the effective height of
the screen.
• children and people with a history of oversensitivity to light, heart problems,
or any other existing medical condition should be refrained from watching
3D contents.
The following functions help enhance your 3D viewing experience.
3D
•
3D Mode
The default setting is Auto and the projector automatically chooses an appropriate
3D format when detecting 3D contents. If the projector cannot recognize the 3D
format, manually choose a 3D mode according to your preference.
When this function is enabled:
• the brightness level of the projected image decreases.
• the Picture Mode cannot be adjusted.
• the 2D Keystone can only be adjusted within limited degrees.
•
3D Sync Invert
When your 3D image is distorted, enable this function to switch between the image
for the left eye and the right eye for more comfortable 3D viewing experience.
These functions are accessible through the remote control.
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Menu Functions
System Setup : Basic menu
Submenu
Functions and Descriptions
Language
Sets the language for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus.
Background Color
Sets the background color when there is no signal to the projector.
Splash Screen
Projector Position
Auto Off
Direct Power On
Allows you to select which logo screen is displayed during projector start-up.
You can choose BenQ logo screen, Blue screen, or Black screen.
The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with one or
more mirrors. See Choosing a location for details.
Prevents unnecessary projection when no signal is detected for a long time.
See Setting Auto Off for details.
When the function is set to On, the projector will be turned on automatically
once the power is fed through the power cable. When the function is set to
Off, you’ll have to turn on the projector by pressing
on the projector or
on the remote control.
•
Menu Type
Switches to the Basic OSD menu.
•
Menu Position
Sets the OSD menu position.
Menu Settings
•
Menu Display Time
Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after your last key press.
•
Blank Reminder Message
Sets whether the reminder message is displayed by the projector while the
image is hidden.
Renames the current input source to your desired name.
Source Rename
Auto Source
On the Source Rename window, use / / / to set the desired
characters for the connected source item.
When done, press OK to save the changes.
Sets whether the projector searches automatically for input sources.
Select On to enable the projector to scan for input sources until it acquires a
signal. If the function is set to Off, the projector will select the last used input
source.
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System Setup : Advanced menu
Submenu
Functions and Descriptions
•
Reset Lamp Timer
Activate this function only after a new lamp is installed. When you select Reset,
a "Reset Successfully" message is displayed to notify that the lamp time has
been reset to "0".
Lamp Settings
•
Lamp Timer
Select to learn the duration (in hours) of lamp usage which is automatically
calculated by the built-in timer.
Total (equivalent) lamp hour = 2.0 x (hours used in Normal mode) + 1.4 x
(hours used in Economic mode) + 1.0 x (hours used in SmartEco mode)
• HDMI Format
Select an input source type for the HDMI signal. You can also manually select
the source type. Different source types carry different standards for the
brightness level.
HDMI Format is only available when the HDMI signal is selected.
HDMI Settings
Baud Rate
Test Pattern
•
•
Closed Caption
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Menu Functions
Closed Caption Enable
Activate the function by selecting On when the selected input signal carries
closed captions*.
*About caption
An on-screen display of the dialogue, narration, and sound effects of TV
programs and videos that are closed captioned (usually marked as "CC" in TV
listings).
•
Quick Cooling
CEC
When you connect an HDMI CEC-compatible device to your projector with an
HDMI cable, turning on the HDMI CEC compatible device automatically turns
on the projector, while turning off the projector automatically turns off the
HDMI CEC compatible device. You can use the projector’s remote control to
control your HDMI CEC-compatible devices. See item 17 on page 10 for
details.
Select a baud rate that is identical with your computer’s so that you can connect
the projector with a suitable RS-232 cable and update or download the
projector’s firmware. This function is intended for qualified service personnel.
Enable this function to display the grid test pattern, which helps you adjust the
image size and focus so as to check if the projected image is free of distortion.
Caption Version
Select a preferred closed captioning mode. To view captions, select CC1, CC2,
CC3, or CC4 (CC1 displays captions in the primary language in your area).
Select On to shorten the projector cooling time from a normal 90-second
duration to approximately 15 seconds.
The mode is for operation in areas like high altitude or high temperature
environments. Activate the function when your environment is between 1500 m
–3000 m above sea level and ambient temperature is between 0°C–30°C.
Do not use this function if your altitude is between 0 m and 1500 m and
ambient temperature is between 0°C and 35°C. If you turn on the mode
under such a condition, the projector will be over cooled.
High Altitude Mode
Operation under High Altitude Mode may cause a higher decibel operating
noise level because of increased fan speed necessary to improve overall system
cooling and performance.
If you use this projector under other extreme conditions excluding the above, it
may display auto shut-down symptoms, which is designed to protect your
projector from over-heating. In cases like this, you should switch to High
Altitude Mode to solve these symptoms. However, this is not to state that
this projector can operate under any and all harsh or extreme conditions.
For security purposes and to prevent unauthorized use, you may set up
password security for the projector. See Utilizing the password function for
details.
Password
•
Change Password
You will be asked to enter the current password before changing to a new one.
•
Key Lock
Power On Lock
Limits use of the projector to only those who know the correct password.
With the control keys on the projector locked, you can prevent your projector
settings from being changed accidentally (by children, for example).
When you select On to enable this function, no control keys on the projector
will function, except
POWER.
To unlock the keys, press and hold
on the projector for 3 seconds.
When you select On, all LED indicators on the projector function normally. See
Indicators for more details.
LED Indicator
Reset All Settings
ISF
When you select Off, the LED indicators (
,
,
) are off after you
turn on the projector and the splash screen is displayed. However, if the
projector is not working properly, the LED indicators light or flash to remind
you that a problem may occur. See also Indicators for more details.
Returns all settings to the factory preset values. The OSD menu type will return
to the Basic OSD menu.
The following settings will still remain: Keystone, Language, Projector
Position, Reset Lamp Timer, High Altitude Mode, Password, Key Lock,
and ISF.
The ISF calibration menu is password protected and only accessible by
authorized ISF calibrators. The ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) has developed
carefully crafted, industry-recognized standards for optimal video performance
and has implemented a training program for technicians and installers to use
these standards to obtain optimal picture quality from BenQ video display
devices. Accordingly, we recommend that setup and calibration be performed
by an ISF certified installation technician.
For more information, go to www.imagingscience.com or contact the
dealer or retailer from whom you purchased the projector.
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Information menu
Submenu
Functions and Descriptions
Source
Displays the current signal source.
Picture Mode
Displays the current picture mode under the Picture menu.
Resolution
Displays the native resolution of the input source.
Color System
Displays input system format.
Lamp Usage Time
Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used.
3D Format
Displays the current 3D mode. Only available when 3D Mode is enabled.
Firmware Version
Displays the firmware version of your projector.
Some information is given only when certain input sources are in use.
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Menu Functions
Advanced OSD menu structure
The OSD menus vary according to the signal type selected.
Main menu
Submenu
Picture Mode
User Mode
Management
Picture
Bright/Vivid/Cinema (REC. 709)/Game/User 1/User 2/3D/ISF Night/ISF
Day
Load Settings From
Rename User Mode
Brightness
0–100
Contrast
0–100
Color
0–100
Tint
0–100
Sharpness
0–15
Color Temperature
Normal/Cool/Lamp Native/Warm
Lamp Power
Normal/Economic/SmartEco
Black Level
Advanced...
Sound Mode
0 IRE/7.5 IRE
Gamma Selection
1.6/1.8/2.0/2.1/2.2/2.3/2.4/2.6/2.8/BenQ
Brilliant Color
On/Off
Color Temperature Fine
Tuning
Red Gain/Green Gain/Blue Gain/Red Offset/
Green Offset/Blue Offset
Color Management
Primary Color/Hue/Saturation/Gain
Noise Reduction
0–31
Film Mode
On/Off
Reset Current Picture
Mode
Audio Setup
Options
Reset/Cancel
Effect Mode
Standard/Cinema/Music/Game/Sport/User
User EQ
100 Hz/300 Hz/1k Hz/3k Hz/10k Hz
Mute
On/Off
Volume
0-20
Power On/Off Ring Tone
On/Off
Reset Audio Settings
Reset/Cancel
Aspect Ratio
Auto/4:3/16:9/Wide/Letter Box
Wall Color
Off/Light Yellow/Pink/Light Green/Blue
Image Position
Overscan Adjustment
Display
PC & Component
YPbPr Tuning
3D
0/1/2/3
H. Size
Phase
Auto
3D Mode
Auto/3D Off/Frame Sequential/Frame
Packing/Top-Bottom/Side-by-Side
3D Sync Invert
Invert
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Language
Background Color
System Setup :
Basic
Black/Blue/Purple
Splash Screen
BenQ/Black/Blue
Projector Position
Front/Front Ceiling/Rear/Rear Ceiling
Auto Off
Disable/5 min/10 min/15 min/20 min/25 min/
30 min
Direct Power On
On/Off
Menu Type
Basic/Advanced
Menu Position
Center/Top-Left/Top-Right/Bottom-Right/
Bottom-Left
Menu Display Time
5 sec/10 sec/15 sec/20 sec/25 sec/30 sec/
Always On
Menu Settings
Blank Reminder Message On/Off
Source Rename
Auto Source
Lamp Settings
HDMI Settings
On/Off
Reset Lamp Timer
Lamp Timer
HDMI Format
Auto/PC Signal/Video Signal
CEC
On/Off
Baud Rate
9600/14400/19200/38400/57600/115200
Test Pattern
System Setup :
Advanced
Closed Caption
On/Off
Closed Caption Enable
Caption Version
Quick Cooling
Power On Lock
On/Off (input current password)
LED Indicator
On/Off
Reset All Settings
Reset/Cancel
ISF
(input password)
Resolution
Color System
Lamp Usage Time
3D Format
Firmware Version
Menu Functions
On/Off
Change Password
On/Off
Picture Mode
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CC1/CC2/CC3/CC4
Key Lock
Source
Information
On/Off
On/Off
High Altitude Mode
Password
Reset/Cancel
Maintenance
Care of the projector
Your projector needs little maintenance. The only thing you have to do on a regular basis is keep the lens
clean.
Never remove any parts of the projector except the lamp. Contact your dealer or local customer service
center if the projector fails to operate as expected.
Cleaning the lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
Before cleaning any part of the projector, turn it off using the proper shutdown procedure (see Shutting
down the projector), unplug the power cable, and let it cool down completely.
•
Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
•
If there is dirt or smears, use lens-cleaning paper or moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and gently
wipe the lens surface.
•
Never use any type of abrasive pad, alkaline/acid cleaner, scouring powder, or volatile solvent, such as
alcohol, benzene, thinner or insecticide. Using such materials or maintaining prolonged contact with
rubber or vinyl materials may result in damage to the projector surface and cabinet material.
Never touch the lens with your finger or rub the lens with abrasive materials. Even paper towels can damage
the lens coating. Only ever use a proper photographic lens brush, cloth, and cleaning solution. Do not
attempt to clean the lens while the projector is switched on or is still hot from previous use.
Cleaning the projector case
Before cleaning any part of the projector, turn it off using the proper shutdown procedure (see Shutting
down the projector), unplug the power cable, and let it cool down completely.
•
To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
•
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water and a neutral detergent. Then
wipe the case.
Never use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner or other chemical detergents. These can damage the case.
Storing the projector
To store the projector for an extended time:
•
Make sure the temperature and humidity of the storage area are within the recommended range for
the projector. Refer to Specifications or consult your dealer about the range.
•
Retract the adjuster feet.
•
Remove the batteries from the remote control.
•
Pack the projector in its original packing or equivalent.
Transporting the projector
It is recommended that you ship the projector with its original packing or equivalent.
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Lamp information
Getting to know the lamp hour
When the projector is in operation, the duration (in hours) of lamp usage is automatically calculated by
the built-in timer.
Total (equivalent) lamp hour = 2.0 x (hours used in Normal mode) + 1.4 x (hours used in Economic
mode) + 1.0 x (hours used in SmartEco mode)
To obtain the lamp hour information:
1. Press MENU and then use the arrow keys ( / / / ) to go to Information (while under the
Basic OSD menu) or Settings > Information (while under the Advanced OSD menu).
2. The Lamp Usage Time information is displayed.
3. Press BACK to exit.
or
1. Under the Advanced OSD menu, press MENU and then use the arrow keys ( / / / ) to go to
System Setup : Advanced > Lamp Settings.
2. Press OK to display the Lamp Settings window.
3. Use
to select Lamp Timer and press OK, the Lamp Timer information is displayed.
4. Press BACK to exit.
Extending lamp life
The projection lamp is a consumable item. To keep the lamp life as long as possible, you can do the
following settings via the Advanced OSD menu.
To access the Advanced OSD menu, see 28 for details.
Setting Lamp Power
Setting the projector in Economic or SmartEco mode extends the lamp life.
Lamp mode
Normal
Economic
SmartEco
Description
100% lamp brightness
Saves 30% lamp power consumption
Saves up to 70% lamp power consumption depending on the content brightness level
Using Economic mode reduces system noise and power consumption by 30%. Using SmartEco mode
reduces system noise and lamp power consumption by up to 70%. If the Economic or SmartEco mode
is selected, the light output will be reduced and result in darker projected pictures.
1. Under the Advanced OSD menu, go to Picture > Lamp Power.
2. Press OK to display the Lamp Power window.
3. Press / to move to your desired mode, and press OK to save your changes and exit.
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Maintenance
Setting Auto Off
This function allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input source is detected after a set
period of time.
1. Under the Advanced OSD menu, go to System Setup : Basic > Auto Off.
2. Press / to select a time period. If the preset time lengths are not suitable for your presentation,
select Disable, and the projector will not automatically shut down in a certain time period.
3. When done, press BACK to save your changes and exit.
Timing of replacing the lamp
When the Lamp indicator lights up red or a message appears suggesting it is time to replace the lamp,
please install a new lamp or consult your dealer. An old lamp may cause a malfunction in the projector
and in some instances the lamp may explode. Go to http://www.BenQ.com for how to purchase a
replacement lamp.
The LAMP indicator light and TEMP warning light will light up if the lamp becomes too hot. Turn the
power off and let the projector cool for 45 minutes. If the LAMP or TEMP indicator still lights up after
turning the power back on, please contact your dealer. See Indicators for details.
Please replace the lamp when the following lamp warning messages appear.
The illustrations show the examples of messages you will see under the Basic menu. They are for reference
only and may differ from the actual design and the menu type you’ve selected.
Status
Install a new lamp for optimal performance. If the
projector operates normally in Economic mode
(see Getting to know the lamp hour), you may
continue operating the projector until the next lamp
warning appears.
Press OK to dismiss the message.
We strongly recommend you to replace the lamp at
this stage. The lamp is a consumable item. The lamp
brightness diminishes with use. This is normal lamp
behavior. You can replace the lamp whenever you
notice that the brightness level has significantly
diminished.
Press OK to dismiss the message.
Message
Order Replacement Lamp
Lamp>XXXX Hours
Order a new lamp at www.benq.com
OK
Replace Lamp soon
Lamp>XXXX Hours
Order a new lamp at www.benq.com
OK
Replace Lamp Now
Lamp>XXXX Hours
Order a new lamp at www.benq.com
Lamp usage time exceeded
OK
The lamp MUST be replaced before the projector
will operate normally.
Press OK to dismiss the message.
Out of Lamp Usage Time
Replace lamp (Refer to user manual)
Then reset lamp timer
Order a new lamp at www.benq.com
OK
The "XXXX" shown in the above messages are numbers that vary depending on different models.
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Replacing the lamp
•
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, always turn the projector off and disconnect the power cable
before changing the lamp.
•
To reduce the risk of severe burns, allow the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes before replacing the
lamp.
•
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and damage to internal components, use caution when removing
lamp glass that has shattered into sharp pieces.
•
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and/or compromising image quality by touching the lens, do not
touch the empty lamp compartment when the lamp is removed.
•
This lamp contains mercury. Consult your local hazardous waste regulations to dispose of this lamp in a
proper manner.
•
To assure optimal performance from the projector, it is recommended that you purchase a qualified
projector lamp for lamp replacement.
•
If lamp replacement is performed while the projector is suspended upside-down from the ceiling, make
sure that no one is underneath the lamp socket to avoid any possible injury or damage to the human eyes
caused by fractured lamp.
•
Ensure good ventilation when handling broken lamps. We recommend that you use respirators, safety
glasses, goggles or face shield and wear protective clothing such as gloves.
1. Turn the power off and disconnect the projector from the power outlet. If the lamp is hot, avoid
burns by waiting for approximately 45 minutes until the lamp has cooled.
2. Loosen the screws that secure the lamp cover on the top
of the projector until the lamp cover loosens.
3. Remove the lamp cover from the projector.
4. Confirm a position of the lamp protection film to put a
new film on the same position later, then remove and
dispose of the lamp protection film.
•
Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover removed.
•
Do not insert your fingers between the lamp and the
projector as the sharp edges inside the projector may cause
injuries.
5. Disconnect the lamp connector from the projector as
illustrated.
6. Loosen the screw that secures the lamp.
7. Lift the handle so that it stands up.
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3
4
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8. Use the handle to slowly pull the lamp out of the
projector.
•
Pulling it too quickly may cause the lamp to break and
scatter broken glass in the projector.
•
Do not place the lamp in locations where water might
splash on it, children can reach it, or near flammable
materials.
•
Do not insert your hands into the projector after the lamp
is removed. If you touch the optical components inside, it
could cause color unevenness and distortion of the
projected images.
9. As shown in the illustration, lower the new lamp.
10. Reconnect the lamp connector.
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11. Tighten the screw that secures the lamp.
12. Ensure the handle is fully laid flat and locked in place.
•
Loose screws may cause a bad connection, which could
result in malfunction.
•
Do not over tighten the screw.
13. Replace the lamp cover on the projector.
14. Tighten the screws that secure the lamp cover.
•
Loose screws may cause a bad connection, which could
result in malfunction.
•
Do not over tighten the screw.
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15. Connect the power and restart the projector.
16. After the startup logo is displayed, reset the lamp timer via the OSD menu.
•
Under the Advanced OSD menu, go to System Setup : Advanced > Lamp Settings > Reset
Lamp Timer, and select Reset.
•
Under the Basic OSD menu, if there’s no signal connected to the projector, go to Reset Lamp
Timer and select Reset; if there are signals connected, go to Settings > Reset Lamp Timer,
and select Reset.
Do not reset if the lamp is not new or replaced as this could cause damage.
A "Reset Successfully" message is displayed to notify that the lamp time has been reset to "0".
Indicators
There are three indicators which show the status of the projector. Check the following information
about the indicator lights. If there is anything wrong, turn the projector off and contact your dealer.
Light
Status & Description
Power events
Off
Off
Stand-by mode
Off
Off
Powering up
Off
Off
Normal operation
Off
Off
Normal power-down cooling
Red
Red
Green
Off
Red
Red
Downloading
CW start fail
Scaler reset fail
Burn-in ON
Burn-in OFF
Orange
Green
Flashing
Green
Orange
Flashing
Red
Red
Off
Green
Off
Off
Green
Green
Green
Off
Off
Off
Off
Red
Orange
Flashing
Lamp events
Lamp1 error in normal operation
Lamp is not lit up
Thermal events
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Red
Red
Off
Red
Red
Flashing
Off
Red
Green
Off
Red
Green
Flashing
Off
Maintenance
Fan 1 error (the actual fan speed is ±25% outside the desired
speed)
Fan 2 error (the actual fan speed is ±25% outside the desired
speed)
Fan 3 error (the actual fan speed is ±25% outside the desired
speed)
Fan 4 error (the actual fan speed is ±25% outside the desired
speed)
Off
Fan 5 error (the actual fan speed is ±25% outside the desired
speed)
Fan 6 error (the actual fan speed is ±25% outside the desired
speed)
Fan 7 error (the actual fan speed is ±25% outside the desired
speed)
Fan 8 error (the actual fan speed is ±25% outside the desired
speed)
Temperature 1 error (over limited temperature)
Off
Thermal sensor 1 open error
Off
Thermal sensor 1 short error
Off
Thermal IC#1 I2C error connection error
Red
Off
Temperature 2 error (over limited temperature)
Red
Flashing
Off
Thermal Sensor 2 open error
Green
Off
Thermal Sensor 2 short error
Green
Flashing
Off
Thermal IC #2 I2C connection error
Red
Flashing
Red
Off
Red
Flashing
Red
Flashing
Off
Red
Flashing
Green
Off
Red
Flashing
Green
Flashing
Off
Green
Red
Red
Flashing
Green
Green
Flashing
Green
Green
Green
Green
Flashing
Green
Flashing
Green
Flashing
Green
Flashing
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Troubleshooting
Problem
The projector does
not turn on.
Cause
Remedy
There is no power from the power
cable.
Plug the power cable into the AC inlet on the
rear of the projector, and plug the power
cable into to the power outlet. If the power
outlet has a switch, make sure that it is
switched on.
Attempting to turn the projector on
again during the cooling process.
Wait until the cooling down process has
completed.
The lamp cover is not securely
attached.
Correctly attach the lamp cover.
The video source is not turned on or Turn the video source on and check that the
connected correctly.
signal cable is connected correctly.
No picture.
Image is unstable.
Picture is blurred.
Remote control does
not work correctly.
3D content does not
display correctly
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The projector is not correctly
Check the connection.
connected to the input source device.
The input source has not been
correctly selected.
Select the correct source with the SOURCE
key on the projector or remote control.
The connection cables are not
securely connected to the projector
or the signal source.
Correctly connect the cables to the
appropriate terminals.
The projection lens is not correctly
focused.
Adjust the focus of the lens using the focus
ring.
Adjust the projection angle and direction as
The projector and the screen are not
well as the height of this projector if
aligned properly.
necessary.
The lens cover is still closed.
Remove the lens cover.
The batteries are out of power.
Replace both of the batteries with new ones.
There is an obstacle between the
remote control and the projector.
Remove the obstacle.
You are too far away from the
projector.
Stand within 8 meters (26.2 feet) of the
projector.
The 3D glasses are out of battery.
Recharge the 3D glasses.
The settings in the 3D menu are not
set correctly.
Correctly set the settings in the 3D menu.
Your Blu-ray Disc is not in 3D
format.
Use a 3D Blu-ray Disc and try again.
The input source has not been
correctly selected.
Select the correct source with the SOURCE
key on the projector or remote control.
Specifications
Projector specifications
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Optical
Input terminals
Resolution
1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Display system
Single-chip DLP™ system
Lens F/Number
F = 2.59 to 2.87, f = 16.88 to 21.88 mm
Lamp
240 W lamp
Computer input
RGB input
D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 1
Video signal input
VIDEO
RCA jack x 1
SD/HDTV signal input
Analog - Component RCA jack x 3
(through RGB input)
Digital - HDMI x 1; HDMI/MHL x 1
Audio signal input
Audio in
RCA audio jack (L/R) x 2
PC audio jack x 1
USB port (Type-A x 1; Mini-B x 1)
Electrical
Power supply
AC100–240V, 4.0 A, 50-60 Hz (Automatic)
Power consumption
375 W (Max); < 0.5 W (Standby)
Mechanical
Weight
3.6 Kg (7.94 lbs)
Output terminals
Speaker
(Stereo) 5 watt x 2
Audio signal output
PC audio jack x 1
Environmental Requirements
Operating temperature
0°C–40°C at sea level
Operating relative humidity
10%–90% (without condensation)
Operating altitude
0–1499 m at 0°C–35°C
1500–3000 m at 0°C–30°C (with
High Altitude Mode on)
Control
RS-232 serial control
9 pin x 1
IR receiver x 2
12VDC (Max. 0.5 A) x 1
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Dimensions
380.5 mm x 277 mm x 121.7 mm (W x D x H)
380.5
277
121.7
Unit: mm
Ceiling mount installation
Ceiling mount screws: M4
46/11
35
132.9
(Max. L = 25 mm; Min. L= 20 mm)
122.14
160
47
53.9
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142.1
172.23
380.49
630.44
577.7
537.9
113.37
285.96
Unit: mm
Timing chart
Supported timing for PC input
Format
Resolution
Refresh rate
(Hz)
H. Frequency
(KHz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
720 x 400
720 x 400_70
70.087
31.469
28.3221
VGA_60*
59.940
31.469
25.175
VGA_72
72.809
37.861
31.500
VGA_75
75.000
37.500
31.500
VGA_85
85.008
43.269
36.000
SVGA_60*
60.317
37.879
40.000
SVGA_72
72.188
48.077
50.000
SVGA_75
75.000
46.875
49.500
SVGA_85
85.061
53.674
56.250
SVGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.854
77.425
83.000
XGA_60*
60.004
48.363
65.000
XGA_70
70.069
56.476
75.000
XGA_75
75.029
60.023
78.750
XGA_85
84.997
68.667
94.500
XGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.989
97.551
115.500
1152 x 864
1152 x 864_75
75.00
67.500
108.000
1024 x 576
BenQ Notebook
Timing
60.0
35.820
46.966
1024 x 600
BenQ Notebook
Timing
64.995
41.467
51.419
1280 x 720
1280 x 720_60*
60
45.000
74.250
1280 x 768
1280 x 768_60*
59.870
47.776
79.5
WXGA_60*
59.810
49.702
83.500
WXGA_75
74.934
62.795
106.500
WXGA_85
84.880
71.554
122.500
WXGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.909
101.563
146.25
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 800
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SXGA_60***
60.020
63.981
108.000
SXGA_75
75.025
79.976
135.000
SXGA_85
85.024
91.146
157.500
1280 x 960_60***
60.000
60.000
108
1280 x 960_85
85.002
85.938
148.500
1360 x 768
1360 x 768_60***
60.015
47.712
85.500
1440 x 900
WXGA+_60***
59.887
55.935
106.500
1400 x 1050
SXGA+_60***
59.978
65.317
121.750
1600 x 1200
UXGA***
60.000
75.000
162.000
1680 x 1050
1680 x 1050_60***
59.954
65.290
146.250
640 x [email protected]
MAC13
66.667
35.000
30.240
832 x [email protected]
MAC16
74.546
49.722
57.280
1024 x 7[email protected]
MAC19
74.93
60.241
80.000
1152 x [email protected]
MAC21
75.06
68.68
100.00
[email protected]
1920 x 1080_60
(Reduce Blanking)
60
67.5
148.5
[email protected]
1920 x 1200_60
(Reduce Blanking)
59.95
74.038
154
1280 x 1024
1280 x 960
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential, Top-Bottom and Side-by-Side format.
**Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
***Supported timing for 3D signal with Top-Bottom and Side-by-Side format.
The timings showing above may not be supported due to EDID file and VGA graphic card limitations. It is
possible that some timings cannot be chosen.
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Supported timing for HDMI (HDCP) input
Resolution
Refresh rate
(Hz)
H. Frequency
(KHz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
VGA_60*
59.940
31.469
25.175
VGA_72
72.809
37.861
31.500
VGA_75
75.000
37.500
31.500
VGA_85
85.008
43.269
36.000
720 x 400_70
70.087
31.469
28.3221
SVGA_60*
60.317
37.879
40.000
SVGA_72
72.188
48.077
50.000
SVGA_75
75.000
46.875
49.500
SVGA_85
85.061
53.674
56.250
SVGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.854
77.425
83.000
XGA_60*
60.004
48.363
65.000
XGA_70
70.069
56.476
75.000
XGA_75
75.029
60.023
78.750
XGA_85
84.997
68.667
94.500
XGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.989
97.551
115.500
1152 x 864
1152 x 864_75
75.00
67.500
108.000
1024 x 576
BenQ Notebook
Timing
60.00
35.820
46.996
1024 x 600
BenQ Notebook
Timing
64.995
41.467
51.419
1280 x 720
1280 x 720_60*
60
45.000
74.250
1280 x 768
1280 x 768_60*
59.870
47.776
79.5
WXGA_60*
59.810
49.702
83.500
WXGA_75
74.934
62.795
106.500
WXGA_85
84.880
71.554
122.500
WXGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.909
101.563
146.25
SXGA_60***
60.020
63.981
108.000
SXGA_75
75.025
79.976
135.000
SXGA_85
85.024
91.146
157.500
Format
640 x 480
720 x 400
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 800
1280 x 1024
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1280 x 960_60***
60.000
60.000
108
1280 x 960_85
85.002
85.938
148.500
1360 x 768
1360 x 768_60***
60.015
47.712
85.500
1440 x 900
WXGA+_60***
59.887
55.935
106.500
1400 x 1050
SXGA+_60***
59.978
65.317
121.750
1600 x 1200
UXGA***
60.000
75.000
162.000
1680 x 1050
1680 x 1050_60***
59.954
65.290
146.250
640 x [email protected]
MAC13
66.667
35.000
30.240
832 x [email protected]
MAC16
74.546
49.722
57.280
1024 x [email protected]
MAC19
75.020
60.241
80.000
1152 x [email protected]
MAC21
75.06
68.68
100.00
1920 x [email protected]
1920 x 1080_60
(Reduce Blanking)
60
67.5
148.5
1920 x [email protected]
1920 x 1200_60
(Reduce Blanking)
59.95
74.038
154
1280 x 960
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential, Top-Bottom and Side-by-Side format.
**Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
***Supported timing for 3D signal with Top-Bottom and Side-by-Side format.
The timings showing above may not be supported due to EDID file and VGA graphic card limitations. It is
possible that some timings cannot be chosen.
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Timing
Resolution
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Horizontal
Frequency
(KHz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
Remark
480i****
720 (1440) x 480
59.94
15.73
27
HDMI only
480p****
720 x 480
59.94
31.47
27
HDMI only
576i
720 (1440) x 576
50
15.63
27
HDMI/DVI
576p
720 x 576
50
31.25
27
HDMI/DVI
720/50p**
1280 x 720
50
37.5
74.25
HDMI/DVI
720/60p*
1280 x 720
60
45.00
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/24P**
1920 x 1080
24
27
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/25P
1920 x 1080
25
28.13
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/30P
1920 x 1080
30
33.75
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/50i*****
1920 x 1080
50
28.13
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/60i*****
1920 x 1080
60
33.75
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/50P***
1920 x 1080
50
56.25
148.5
HDMI/DVI
1080/60P***
1920 x 1080
60
67.5
148.5
HDMI/DVI
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Packing, Top-Bottom format, Side-by-Side, and Frame
Sequential format.
**Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Packing, Top-Bottom format, and Side-by-Side format.
***Supported timing for 3D signal with Top-Bottom and Side-by-Side format.
****Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
*****Supported timing for 3D signal with Side-by-Side format.
Supported timing for EDTV and HDTV (via Component inputs)
Format
Resolution
Refresh rate (Hz)
H. Freq. (KHz)
Pixel Freq. (MHz)
480i*
720 x 480
59.94
15.73
13.5
480p*
720 x 480
59.94
31.47
27
576i
720 x 576
50
15.63
13.5
576p
720 x 576
50
31.25
27
720/50p
1280 x 720
50
37.5
74.25
720/60p*
1280 x 720
60
45.00
74.25
1080/50i
1920 x 1080
50
28.13
74.25
1080/60i
1920 x 1080
60
33.75
74.25
1080/24P
1920 x 1080
24
27
74.25
1080/25P
1920 x 1080
25
28.13
74.25
1080/30P
1920 x 1080
30
33.75
74.25
1080/50P
1920 x 1080
50
56.25
148.5
1080/60P
1920 x 1080
60
67.5
148.5
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
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Supported timing for Video input
Format
Resolution
Refresh rate (Hz)
Pixel Freq.
(MHz)
NTSC*
-
60
15.73
3.58
PAL
-
50
15.63
4.43
SECAM
-
50
15.63
4.25/4.41
PAL-M
-
60
15.73
3.58
PAL-N
-
50
15.63
3.58
PAL-60
-
60
15.73
4.43
NTSC4.43
-
60
15.73
4.43
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
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H. Freq. (KHz)
Maintenance
Warranty and Copyright information
Warranty
BenQ warrants this product against any defects in material and workmanship, under normal usage and
storage.
Proof of purchase date will be required with any warranty claim. In the event this product is found to be
defective within the warranty period, BenQ’s only obligation and your exclusive remedy shall be
replacement of any defective parts (labor included). To obtain warranty service, immediately notify the
dealer from which you purchased the product of any defects.
Important: The above warranty shall be void if the customer fails to operate the product in accordance
with BenQ’s written instructions, especially the ambient humidity must be in-between 10% and 90%,
temperature in-between 0°C and 35°C, altitude lower than 3000 meters, and avoiding to operate the
projector in a dusty environment. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other
rights which vary from country to country.
For other information, please visit www.BenQ.com.
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the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties, merchantability or fitness for any particular
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from time to time in the contents hereof without obligation of BenQ Corporation to notify any person of
such revision or changes.
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