BenQ MH760 User manual

BenQ MH760 User manual

MH760

Digital Projector

User Manual

V 1.00

Table of contents

Important safety instructions............................3

Overview................................6

Shipping contents...................................... 6

Remote control batteries....................... 7

Remote control operation ..................... 7

Projector features .................................... 8

Projector exterior view.......................... 9

Controls and functions..........................11

Control panel ............................................... 11

Remote control............................................ 12

Positioning your projector ..............................13

Choosing a location ...............................13

Obtaining a preferred projected image size .................................................14

Projection dimensions ................................ 15

Shifting the projection lens........................ 16

Connecting to video equipment ...........................17

Preparations.................................................. 17

Connecting HDMI devices......................... 17

Connecting MHL devices........................... 18

Connecting S-Video devices...................... 18

Connecting video devices.......................... 19

Connecting a computer ............................. 20

Connecting a monitor ................................ 20

Using the projector ............21

Turning the projector on .....................21

Selecting an input source......................22

Using the menus .....................................23

Securing the projector ..........................24

Using a security cable lock ........................ 24

Utilizing the password function................ 24

Adjusting the projected image.............27

Adjusting the projection angle ................. 27

Auto-adjusting the image ........................... 27

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Fine-tuning the image size and clarity......27

Correcting picture distortion....................28

Using the preset and user modes ...... 30

Fine-tuning the picture quality ............ 32

Advanced picture quality controls ..... 33

Selecting the aspect ratio ..................... 36

Setting a wall color ................................ 38

Hiding the image..................................... 38

Locking control keys............................. 38

Freezing the image................................. 38

Adjusting the sound............................... 39

Using the test pattern........................... 39

Using the teaching templates .............. 40

Setting the lamp mode.......................... 41

Controlling the projector through a Wired LAN environment ................. 42

Operating in a high altitude environment............................................ 46

Turning the projector off..................... 47

On-Screen Display (OSD) menus...... 48

Additional information ...... 58

Care of the projector ........................... 58

Lamp information................................... 59

Getting to know the lamp hour................59

Extending lamp life .......................................59

Timing of replacing the lamp .....................60

Replacing the lamp .......................................61

Indicators........................................................64

Troubleshooting..................................... 65

Specifications........................................... 66

Warranty and Copyright information ......................... 72

Thank you for your purchase of this quality BenQ projector! It has been designed to provide you with an enjoyable home theater viewing experience. For the best results, please read this manual through carefully as it is your guide through the control menus and operation.

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.

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;

2. Always place the projector on a level, horizontal surface during operation.

- 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 40°C/104°F;

- locations where altitude is higher than 3000 meters/9840 feet above sea level.

4920-

9840 feet

Important safety instructions 3

5. Do not block the vents holes while the projector is on (even in standby mode):

- Do not cover the projector with any item;

- Do not place the projector on a blanket, bedding or any other soft surface.

9. Do not look straight into the projector lens during operation. It may harm your sight.

6. In areas where the mains power supply voltage may fluctuate by ±10 volts, it is recommended that you connect your 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 upon it.

11. The lamp becomes extremely hot during 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 point and call BenQ to have the projector repaired.

12. This projector is capable of displaying inverted images for ceiling mount installation. Use only

BenQ's Ceiling Mount Kit for mounting.

4 Important safety instructions

13. Never attempt to replace the lamp assembly until the projector has cooled down and is unplugged from the power supply.

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 crucial internal parts. To prevent the projector from possible damage, do not use the projector for at least 2 hours when there is a sudden change in temperature.

14. When you think service or repair is required, take the projector only to a suitably qualified technician.

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.

15. 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 which has its own removable cover. See page 59 .

Under no circumstances should you ever undo or remove any other covers. Refer servicing only to suitably qualified professional service personnel.

Disposal

This product contains the following materials which are harmful to human bodies and environment.

• Lead, which is contained in solder.

• Mercury, which is used in the lamp.

To dispose of the product or used lamps, consult your local environment authorities for regulations.

Notice

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 5

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.

Some of the accessories may vary from region to region.

The warranty card is only supplied in some specific regions. Please consult your dealer for detailed information.

Projector Remote control Batteries

User manual CD

Digital Projector

Quick Start Guide

Quick start guide

Power cable

Warranty card

VGA cable

6 Overview

Remote control batteries

1. To open the battery cover, turn the remote control over to view its back, push on the finger grip on the cover and slide it up in the direction of the arrow as illustrated. The cover will slide off.

2. Remove any existing batteries (if necessary) and install two new AAA batteries observing the battery polarities as indicated in the base of the battery compartment. Positive (+) goes to positive and negative (-) goes to negative.

3. Refit the cover by aligning it with the case and sliding it back up into position. Stop when it clicks into place.

Notes on handling batteries

• Do not mix old batteries with new ones, or mix different types of batteries.

• Avoid leaving the remote control and batteries in an excessive hot or humid environment like the kitchen, bathroom, sauna, sunroom, or in a closed car.

• Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions and local environment regulations for your region.

• If the remote control will not be used for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to avoid damage to the control from possible battery leakage.

Remote control operation

• Make sure that there is nothing positioned between the remote control and the infrared

(IR) sensors on the projector that might obstruct the IR beam from the remote control reaching the projector.

• The effective range of the remote control is up to 8 meters, and at an angle within 30 degrees from the center of the IR beam. Always aim straight at the projector, however, most screens will also reflect the IR beam to the projector.

Approx.

+30º

up to 8 m

Ceiling mounting the projector

We want you to have a pleasant experience using your BenQ projector, so we need to bring this safety matter to your attention to prevent damage to person and property.

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 that you ensure it is securely and safely installed.

If you use a non-BenQ brand projector ceiling mount kit, there is a safety risk that the projector may fall from the ceiling due to an improper attachment through the use of the wrong gauge or length screws.

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.

Overview 7

Projector features

The projector is HDTV compatible with FHD resolution, providing 1920 x 1080 pixels at its native resolution.

• High picture quality

The projector provides excellent picture quality due to its high resolution, excellent home theater brightness, super high contrast ratio, vivid color and rich gray-scale reproduction.

When viewed in a darkened environment, the automatic gamma control provides excellent gray-scale display which reveals details in shadows and in night or darkened scenes.

• Wide variety of inputs and video formats

The projector supports a wide variety of inputs for connection to your video and PC equipment, including composite video, S-Video, HDMI, PC, and an output trigger for connection to automated screen and environment lighting systems.

• 3D function supported

The projector supports 3D format signals and allows you to enjoy 3D movies, videos, and sporting events in a more realistic way.

The projector comes with built-in teaching templates, including letter formation, worksheet and coordinate chart, to make teaching easier.

• Corner fit correction

A flexible and convenient way to correct picture distortion by adjusting each corner of an image independently when projecting on restricted or uneven space.

8 Overview

Projector exterior view

Front and upper side view

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2

3

4

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6

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8

1. Control panel (See

"Control panel" on page 11

for details.)

2. Lamp cover

3. Speaker Grill

4. Projection lens

5. Front IR sensor

6. LED indicator

7. Lens adjustment panel cover (See "Control panel" on page 11 for details.)

8. Vent (cold air intake)

Rear view

See "Connecting to video equipment" on page 17

for connection details.

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9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21

24 25 26

9. AC Power cable inlet

10. RJ45 LAN input jack

11. RS-232 control port

Used to interface with a PC or home theater control/automation system.

12. Mini B type USB port

13. Type-A USB port (5V 1.5A Power)

(For charging external device only)

14. HDMI-2 port

15. HDMI-1/MHL port

16. RGB signal output jack

17. RGB (PC)/Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) signal input jack

18. S-Video input jack

19. RCA audio input jack

20. Audio input jack

21. 12VDC output terminal

Used to trigger external devices such as an electric screen or light control, etc. Consult your dealer for how to connect these devices.

22. Security bar

23. Kensington lock slot

24. Video input jack

25. Microphone jack

26. Audio output jack

Overview 9

Under view

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28

27

29

28

27. Adjustable feet

28. Ceiling mount holes

29. Filter cover release button

(Filter function is available only for models with pre-installed filter)

29

10 Overview

Controls and functions

Control panel

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6

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13

1

2

3

11 12

14

1. Focus ring

Adjusts the focus of the projected image.

2. Zoom ring

Adjusts the size of the projected image.

3. Lens shift ring

Adjusts the position of the projected image.

4. TEMPerature warning light

Lights up or flashes if the projector's temperature becomes too high.

5. POWER indicator light

Lights up or flashes when the projector is operating.

6. LAMP indicator light

Lights up or flashes when the projector lamp has developed a problem.

7. Top IR sensor

8.

POWER

Performs the same action as POWER on the remote control.

Toggles the projector between standby and on.

9. ECO BLANK

Used to hide the screen image.

10. MODE/ENTER

When On-Screen Display (OSD) is off, sequentially selects a predefined picture setting available for each input.

When OSD is on, enacts to selected OSD menu item.

11. MENU/EXIT

Toggles the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu on and off.

Goes back to previous OSD menus, exits and saves any changes made using the On-Screen

Display (OSD) menu.

12. AUTO

Automatically determines the best picture timings for the displayed image.

13. Arrow/Keystone keys (Left / , Up /

, Right / , Down / )

Moves the current On-Screen Display (OSD) menu selection in the direction of the arrow being pressed when the OSD menu is activated.

Manually corrects distorted pictures resulting from an angled projection.

14. SOURCE

Performs the same action as the source selection keys on the remote control.

Switches sequentially through input sources.

Overview 11

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Remote control

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2

1

2

8. QUICK INSTALL

Displays the quick install page.

This key is "TEST" for remote controls in the Japan region. Its function is the same as Quick Install.

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9. FREEZE

Freezes the projected image.

10. NETWORK SETTING

Enters network settings directly.

11. Numeric buttons

Enters numbers in network settings.

Numeric buttons 1, 2, 3, 4 cannot be pressed when asked to enter password.

10

11

For Japan region only

12. AUTO

Automatically determines the best picture timings for the displayed image.

13. SOURCE

Selects an input source for display.

1. Power ON/OFF

Toggles the projector between standby mode and on.

Moves the current On-Screen Display (OSD) menu selection in the direction of the arrow being pressed when the OSD menu is activated.

14. VOLUME+/VOLUME-

Adjusts the sound level.

15. BRIGHTNESS

Adjusts brightness.

2. Source selection keys

Selects an input source for display.

3. MENU/EXIT

Turns on the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.

Goes back to previous OSD menu, exits and saves menu settings.

4. Arrow/Keystone keys (Left / , Up / ,

16. CONTRAST

Adjusts contrast.

17. MUTE

Toggles projector audio between on and off.

18. ASPECT

Selects the display aspect ratio.

19. LAMP MODE

Selects a preferred lamp mode.

Operating the LASER pointer

Manually corrects distorted pictures resulting from an angled projection.

5. MODE/ENTER

Activates the selected On-Screen Display (OSD) menu item.

Depending upon the input signal in use, selects an available picture mode.

The Laser Pointer is a presentation aid for professionals. It emits red colored light when you press it and the indicator lights up red.

The laser pointer is not a toy.

Parents should be mindful of the dangers of laser energy and keep this remote control out of the reach of children.

6. ECO BLANK

Used to hide the screen image.

7. LASER

Emits visible laser pointer light for presentation purposes.

Do not look into the laser light window or shine the laser light beam on yourself or others. See the warning messages on the back of the remote control prior to using it.

• PIP is not available for this model.

Not available for Japan region.

• COMPUTER 2 and COMPO 2 key functions are not available for this model.

Overview

Positioning your projector

Choosing a location

Your projector is designed to be installed in one of four possible installation locations.

Your room layout or personal preference will dictate which installation location you select. Take into consideration the size and position of your screen, the location of a suitable power outlet, as well as the location and distance between the projector and the rest of your equipment.

1. Front:

Select this location with the projector placed near the floor in front of the screen. This is the most common way to position the projector for quick setup and portability.

3. Rear:

Select this location with the projector placed near the floor behind the screen.

Note that a special rear projection screen is required.

*Set Rear after you turn the projector on.

2. Front Ceiling:

Select this location with the projector suspended from the ceiling in front of the screen.

Purchase the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount Kit from your dealer to mount your projector on the ceiling.

*Set Front Ceiling after you turn the projector on.

4. Rear Ceiling:

Select this location with the projector suspended from the ceiling behind the screen.

Note that a special rear projection screen and the

BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount Kit are required for this installation location.

*Set Rear Ceiling after you turn the projector on.

*To set the projector position:

1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the System Setup: Basic menu is highlighted.

2. Press / to highlight Projector Installation and press / until the correct position is selected.

Positioning your projector 13

Obtaining a preferred projected image size

The distance from the projector lens to the screen, the zoom setting, and the video format each factors

in the projected image size. The diagram from page 15 offers recommendations on projection distances

and screen sizes.

This projector is equipped with a movable lens. See "Shifting the projection lens" on page 16

for details.

You can see the diagram from page

15 for the vertical offset values in the dimension tables that are

measured when the lens is shifted fully up or down.

If you place the projector in a different position (to that recommended), you will have to tilt it down or up to center the image on the screen. In these situations, some image distortion will occur. Use the

Keystone function to correct the distortion. See

"Correcting picture distortion" on page 28

for details.

14 Positioning your projector

Projection dimensions

Installation for a 16:9 ratio screen

Floor Installation

<A>

<B>

<F>

<G>

Ceiling Installation

<A>

<B>

<E>

<D>

<E>

<C>

<D>

<F>: Screen <G>: Center of lens

<G>

<F>

<C>

<F>: Screen <G>: Center of lens

The screen aspect ratio is 16:9 and the projected picture is 16:9

Screen dimensions

Diagonal

<A>

[inch (mm)]

Height

<B>

[cm]

Width

<C>

[cm]

Projection distance <D> [cm]

Min distance Average Max distance

Lowest/

Highest lens position <E>

[cm]

150

160

170

180

110

120

130

140

190

200

250

300

70

80

90

100

40

50

60

(2794)

(3048)

(3302)

(3556)

(3810)

(4064)

(4318)

(4572)

(1016)

(1270)

(1524)

(1778)

(2032)

(2286)

(2540)

(4826)

(5080)

(6350)

(7620)

187

199

212

224

137

150

162

174

237

249

311

374

87

100

112

125

50

62

75

332

354

376

399

244

266

288

310

421

443

554

664

87

111

133

155

177

199

221

384

410

435

461

282

307

333

358

486

512

640

768

103

128

154

180

205

231

256

442

471

501

530

324

353

383

412

559

589

736

883

118

148

177

206

236

265

295

499

532

566

599

366

399

433

466

632

666

832

998

133

167

200

233

266

300

333

28.0

29.9

31.8

33.6

20.5

22.4

24.3

26.2

35.5

37.4

46.7

56.0

7.5

9.3

11.2

13.1

14.9

16.8

18.7

If you have a 16:9-aspect-ratio screen and your measured projection distance was 5.0 m (500 cm), the closest match in the

"Average"

column is 501 cm. Looking across this row shows that a 170-inch screen is required.

Checking the min and max projection distance values in the columns of

"Projection distance <D> [cm]"

indicates that the 5.0 m measured projection distance will also fit the 160-inch screen, as well as 180 to

190-inch size screens. The projector can be adjusted (using the zoom control) to display on these different screen sizes at the projection distance.

The above numbers are approximate and may be slightly different from the actual measurements. Only the recommended screen sizes are listed. If your screen size is not in the table above, please contact your dealer for assistance.

Positioning your projector 15

Shifting the projection lens

The lens shift control provides flexibility for installing your projector. It allows the projector to be positioned off the center of the screen.

The lens shift is expressed as a percentage of the projected image height or width. It is measured as an offset from the projected image’s vertical or horizontal center. You can shift the projection lens in vertical directions within the allowable range depending on your desired image position. The maximum vertical shift for this projector is 3% from the vertical center. Horizontal shift is not available.

To shift the lens vertically:

1. Press down lightly on the lens adjustment panel cover switch (indicated by the three dots) to click it open.

2. Lift the lens adjustment panel cover up.

3. Turn the lens shift ring to adjust the projected image position.

4. When done, press down and click close the lens adjustment panel cover.

• When the screen position is fixed

Projector

Screen

Range of placement

• When the projector position is fixed

Center of lens

2

1

• Lens shift adjustment will not result in a degraded picture quality. In the unlikely event that the image distortion is produced, see

"Adjusting the projected image" on page 27 for details.

16 Positioning your projector

Connecting to video equipment

You can connect the projector to any type of video equipment, such as a DVD or Blu-ray player, digital tuner, cable or satellite decoder, video game console or digital camera. You can also connect it to a desktop PC, a laptop PC, or Apple Macintosh system. You can connect the projector to a source device using just one of the connecting methods; however, each provides a different level of video quality. The method you choose will most likely depend upon the availability of matching terminals on both the projector and the video source device as described below:

Terminal name

HDMI/MHL

Terminal appearance Reference

"Connecting HDMI devices" on page 17

"Connecting MHL devices" on page 18

S-Video

"Connecting S-Video devices" on page 18

Picture quality

Best

Good

Video

Computer (D-

SUB)

"Connecting video devices" on page 19

"Connecting a computer" on page 20

Normal

Better

Preparations

When connecting a signal source to the projector, be sure to:

1. Turn off all equipment before making any connections.

2. Use only the correct type cables for each source with proper type plugs.

3. Ensure that all cable plugs are firmly fitted to the equipment jacks.

Note that all cables shown in the following connection diagrams may not be supplied with the projector (See

"Shipping contents" on page 6

for details). Most cables 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 or Blu-ray players and displays over a single cable. It provides pure digital viewing and listening experience. You should use an HDMI cable when making 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

Format" on page 54

for details.

HDMI cable

Connecting to video equipment 17

Connecting MHL devices

MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) supports uncompressed HD video (1080/30p) and audio (7.1 surround sound) transmission between compatible devices like smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. It provides pure digital viewing and listening experience. You should use an MHL cable when making connection between the projector and MHL devices.

MHL device: Smartphones,

Tablets, etc.

MHL cable

Not all mobile devices are MHL compatible. Consult with you mobile device manufacturer to verify MHL compatibility of your device.

Connecting S-Video devices

Connect the projector to your S-Video device with an S-Video cable. The audio connections are provided for informational purposes only. You can also connect a separate audio cable to a suitable audio amplifier.

AV equipment: DVD player, digital tuner, camcorder etc.

Speakers

Audio cable

S-Video cable

18 Connecting to video equipment

Connecting video devices

The audio connections are provided for informational purposes only. You can also connect the separate audio cable to a suitable audio amplifier.

Audio cable or

AV equipment

Video cable

Speakers

Audio cable

• If you have already made a Component Video connection between the projector and the video source device, you need not connect to this device again using a composite Video connection as this makes an unnecessary second connection of poorer picture quality.

• If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct video source has been selected, please check that the video source device is turned on and operating correctly. Also check that the signal cables have been connected correctly.

Connecting to video equipment 19

Connecting a computer

Connect the projector to a computer with a VGA cable.

Audio cable

VGA cable

Laptop or desktop computer

Speakers

Audio 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.

Connecting a monitor

If you want to view your presentation close-up on a monitor as well as on the screen and the

MONITOR OUT jack is available on your projector, you can connect the MONITOR OUT signal output jack on the projector.

or

VGA cable

VGA to DVI cable

• The MONITOR OUT only works when an appropriate D-Sub input is made to the PC jack.

• If you wish to use this connection method when the projector is in standby mode, make sure the Monitor

Out function is turned on in the System Setup: Advanced menu. See "Monitor Out" on page 57

for details.

20 Connecting to video equipment

Using the projector

Preparations

1. Plug in and turn all of the connected equipment on.

2. If not already in, plug the supplied power cable into the AC inlet on the rear of the projector.

3. Plug the power cable into a wall power outlet and turn the wall switch on.

Please use the original accessories (e.g. power cable) only with the device to avoid possible dangers such as electric shock and fire.

Turning the projector on

Follow the steps below

1. Make sure the Power light is orange after power has been applied.

2. Press POWER on the projector or ON on the remote control to start the projector. As soon as the lamp lights up, a "Power On

Tone" will be heard.

To turn off the ring tone, see

"Turning off the Power On/Off Ring

Tone" on page 39 for details.

3. The fans will start operating, and a start-up image will be displayed on the screen for a few seconds while it warms up.

The projector will not respond to further commands while it is warming up.

4. If you are prompted for a password, press the arrow keys to enter a six-digit password. See "Utilizing the password function" on page 24 for details.

5. Press one of the Source keys on the remote control, or press SOURCE on the projector repeatedly

until your desired signal is selected. See "Selecting an input source" on page 22

for details.

6. If the horizontal frequency of the input source exceeds the range of the projector, the message "No

Signal" will be displayed on the screen. This message will remain on-screen until you change the input source to an appropriate one.

If you attempt to re-start the projector shortly after shutdown, the fans may run for a few minutes to cool down. Press Power again to start the projector after the fans stop and the Power indicator light turns orange.

Using the projector 21

Selecting an input source

The projector can be connected to multiple equipment at the same time. When the projector is first turned on, it will attempt to reconnect with the input source which was in use when the projector was last shut down.

To select the video source:

• Using the remote control

Press one of the Source keys on the remote control.

• Using the OSD menu

Press SOURCE and then press / until your desired signal is selected and press MODE/ENTER.

Once detected, the selected source information will be displayed on the screen for seconds. If there are multiple pieces of equipment connected to the projector, you can go back to the source selection bar again to search for other signals.

• Using Quick Search

If you want the projector to automatically search for the signals:

1. Press MENU/EXIT to turn the OSD menu on.

2. Press / to highlight the Source menu.

3. Press to highlight Quick Search menu.

4. Press / to toggle the function On.

NOTE: When automatically searching for a valid input source, the projector cycles through the available signals following the sequence from top to bottom as the source selection bar shows.

22 Using the projector

Using the menus

The projector is equipped with multilingual On-Screen Display (OSD) menus for making various adjustments and settings.

Below is the overview of the OSD menu.

The OSD screenshots below are for reference only, and may differ from the actual design.

Main menu icon

Main menu

Highlight

Sub-menu

Picture

Picture Mode

Reference Mode

Brightness

Contrast

Color

Tint

Sharpness

Advanced...

Rename User Mode

Reset Picture Settings

50

50

50

0

3

Cinema

Cinema

Current input source

Video MENU Exit

To use the OSD menus, please set the OSD menu to your familiar language.

Status

Press

MENU/EXIT

to go back to the previous page or to exit.

1. Press MENU/EXIT to turn the OSD menu on.

Picture

Picture Mode

Reference Mode

Brightness

Contrast

Color

Tint

Sharpness

Advanced...

Rename User Mode

Reset Picture Settings

+ 50

+ 50

+ 50

0

+ 3

Cinema

Cinema

Video MENU Exit

2. Use / to highlight the System Setup: Basic menu.

3. Press Language and press

MODE/ENTER, and the language list is displayed.

System Setup: Basic

Language

Projector Installation

Menu Settings

Operation Settings

Remote Receiver

Panel Key Lock

Background Color

Splash Screen

Test Pattern

Front

Front

Off

Blue

BenQ

Off

Video MENU Exit

4. Press

/ /

/ to select a preferred language and press MODE/ENTER.

System Setup: Basic

Language

Projector Installation

Menu Settings

Operation Settings

Remote Receiver

Panel Key Lock

Background Color

Splash Screen

Test Pattern

Front

Off

Blue

BenQ

Off

Video

MENU Exit

5. Press MENU/EXIT twice* to leave and save the settings.

*The first press leads you back to the main menu and the second press closes the

OSD menu.

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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

23 on page 9 for details.

A Kensington security cable lock is usually a combination of key(s) and the lock. Refer to the lock's documentation for finding out how to use it.

Utilizing the password function

For security purposes and to help prevent unauthorized use, the projector includes an option for setting up password security. The password can be set through the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu. Once the password is set and this function is selected, the projector is password-protected. Users who do not know the correct password can not use the projector.

You will be inconvenienced if you activate the password functionality and subsequently forget the password.

Print out this manual (if necessary) and write the password you used in this manual, and keep the manual in a safe place for later recall.

Setting a password

Once a password has been set and the Power On Lock is activated, the projector cannot be used unless the correct password is entered every time the projector is started.

1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the System Setup:

Advanced menu is highlighted.

2. Press to highlight Security Settings and press MODE/ENTER.

3. Press to highlight Power On Lock and press / to toggle

Power On Lock on, the input password page appears.

Input Password

4. As the picture indicates, the four arrow keys ( , , , ) respectively represent 4 digits (1, 2, 3, 4). According to the password you desire to set, press the arrow keys on the remote control or projector to enter six digits for the password.

MENU Clear

If the function is used for the first time, enter the default password (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) of the projector by pressing the arrow key six times.

Once the password is set, the OSD menu returns to the Security Settings page.

IMPORTANT: The digits being input will be displayed as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password down here in this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to you should you ever forget it.

Password: __ __ __ __ __ __

5. To leave the OSD menu, press MENU/EXIT.

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If you forget the password

If the password function is activated, you will be asked to enter the six-digit password every time you turn on the projector. If you enter the wrong password, the password error message is displayed lasting for three seconds, and the Input Password page follows. You can retry by entering another six-digit password, or if you did not record the password in this manual, and you absolutely do not remember it,

you can use the password recall procedure. See "Entering the password recall procedure" on page 25

for details.

If you enter 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 Input Password page is displayed on screen. Press

AUTO. The projector will display a coded number on the screen.

2. Write down the number and turn off your 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.

Recall Password

Please write down the recall code, and contact BenQ

Customer Center.

Recall code:

27 178 32 7

MENU Exit

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Changing the password

1. In the System Setup: Advanced > Security Settings menu, press / to highlight Change

Password and press MODE/ENTER. The Change Password page is displayed.

2. Enter the old password.

• If the password is correct, the message "Input New Password" is displayed.

• If the password is incorrect, the password error message is displayed lasting for three seconds, and the message "Input Current Password" is displayed for your retry. You can press

MENU/EXIT to cancel the change or try another password.

3. Enter a new password.

IMPORTANT: The digits being input will be displayed as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password down here in this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to you should you ever forget it.

Password: __ __ __ __ __ __

Keep this manual in a safe place.

4. Confirm the new password by re-entering the new password.

5. You have successfully assigned a new password to the projector. Remember to enter the new password next time the projector is started.

6. To leave the OSD menu, press MENU/EXIT.

Disabling the password function

To disable password protection, go back to the System Setup: Advanced > Security Settings menu.

Highlight Power On Lock and select Off by pressing / . The message "Input Password" is displayed. Enter the current password.

• If the password is correct, the OSD menu returns to the Power On Lock page with "Off" shown in the row of Password. You will not have to enter the password next time when turning on the projector.

• If the password is incorrect, the password error message is displayed lasting for three seconds, and the message "Input Password" is displayed for your retry. You can press MENU/EXIT to cancel the change or try another password.

Though the password function is disabled, you need to keep the old password in hand should you ever need to re-activate the password function by entering the old password.

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Adjusting the projected image

Adjusting the projection angle

There are two adjuster feet on the bottom of the projector.

These can be used if necessary to change the projection angle.

Screw the feet in or out as appropriate to aim and level the projection angle.

If the screen and the projector are not perpendicular to each other, the projected image becomes vertical trapezoidal. To correct this problem, see

"Correcting picture distortion" on page 28 for details.

Auto-adjusting the image

In some cases, you may need to optimize the picture quality. To do this, press AUTO. 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 source information will be displayed in the corner of the screen for 3 seconds.

This function is only available when a PC signal (analog RGB) is selected.

Fine-tuning the image size and clarity

1. Adjust the projected picture to the size that you need using the zoom ring.

2. Sharpen the picture by rotating the focus ring.

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Correcting picture distortion

Keystoning occurs when the projector is not perpendicular to the screen and is where the projected picture displays visible as a trapezoid shape like either of the following:

• Two parallel sides (left and right, or top and bottom) but is noticeably wider on either side.

• No parallel sides.

To correct the picture’s shape, you can perform the following steps.

1. Adjust the projection angle. Move the projector to be in front of the center of the screen with the center of the lens level with the screen.

2. If the picture is still distorted, or the projector is unable to be positioned as described above, you will need to manually correct the picture by using the 2D Keystone and Corner Fit functions.

The 2D Keystone function is closely related to the Corner Fit function as both make adjustments to correct picture distortion. When correcting picture distortion, use the following procedure to adjust 2D Keystone and Corner Fit functions in order to achieve the best picture shape:

1. Use 2D Keystone function to adjust the picture roughly to the correct shape.

2. Use Corner Fit funtion to fine tune the corners to acheive best picture shape.

3. If optimal effect cannot be achieved using Corner Fit, reset 2D Keystone and repeat steps 1 and 2.

2D Keystone and Corner Fit functions are closely correlated, when 2D Keystone is over adjusted, the adjustment range for Corner Fit will be limited.

Using 2D Keystone function

• Using the remote control or projector

i. Press one of the Arrow/Keystone keys (Left / , Up / ,

Right / , Down / ) to display the 2D Keystone page.

ii. See step iii below for further operation.

• Using the OSD menu

i. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the Display menu is highlighted.

to

ENTER. The 2D Keystone page is displayed.

iii. Press the key whose keystone icon is opposite to the shape of the projected picture. Continue pressing the same key or press the other keys until you are satisfied with the shape.

The values on the lower portion of the page change while pressing. When the values reach their maximum or minimum with repeated key presses, the picture’s shape will stop changing. You will not be able to change the picture further in that direction.

iv. If desired picture shape cannot be achieved, press MODE/ENTER to reset 2D Keystone value and repeat the previous step.

When resetting 2D Keystone, both 2D Keystone and Corner Fit values will return to default value.

v.

When done, press MENU/EXIT to go back to the previous page.

Two parallel sides

Press

/

No parallel sides

Press

/

Press

/

Press

/

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Using Corner Fit function

Manually adjust four corners of the image by setting the horizontal and vertical values.

1.

Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.

2.

Press to highlight Corner Fit and press MODE/ENTER. The Corner

Fit correction page displays.

3.

Press / / / to select one corner and press MODE/ENTER.

Corner Fit

4.

Press / to adjust horizontal values.

5.

Press / to adjust vertical values.

6.

If optimal effect cannot be achieved, press MODE/ENTER to reset

Corner Fit value and repeat steps 4 and 5.

When resetting any one corner of the Corner Fit function, all corners will return to default value.

7.

When done, press MENU/EXIT to go back to the previous page.

Enter

Back

Corner Fit

Reset Back

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Using the preset and user modes

Selecting a preset mode

The projector is preset with several pre-defined picture modes so that you can choose one to suit your operating environment and input source picture type.

To select a picture mode that suits your need:

selected.

• Using the OSD menu

1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the Picture menu is highlighted.

2. Press to highlight Picture Mode.

3. Press / until your desired mode is selected.

These modes consist of preset values suitable for various projection situations as described 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.

Presentation: Is designed for presentations. The brightness is emphasized in this mode to match PC and notebook coloring.

sRGB: Maximizes the purity of RGB colors to provide true-to-life images regardless of brightness setting. It is most suitable for viewing photos taken with an sRGB compatible and properly calibrated camera, and for viewing PC graphic and drawing applications such as AutoCAD.

Cinema: Is appropriate for playing colorful movies, video clips from digital cameras or DVs through the PC input for best viewing in a blackened (little light) environment.

3D: This projector supports playing three-dimensional (3D) content transferred through your 3Dcompatible video devices and contents, such as game consoles (with 3D game discs), 3D Blu-ray players

(with 3D Blu-ray discs), 3D TV (with 3D channel), and so on.

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 when watching

3D content.

• Children and people with a history of oversensitivity to light, heart problems, or have any other existing medical condition should be refrained from watching 3D content.

User 1/User 2: Recalls the customized settings. See

"Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 31

for details.

Fine-tuning the selected picture mode

The pre-defined picture mode settings can be altered via the available items shown in the Picture menu.

To fine-tune the picture mode:

1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the Picture menu is highlighted.

2. Press to highlight the item you want to adjust and press / to set your desired value. Your selection is automatically stored in the projector and associated with that input source.

See

"Fine-tuning the picture quality" on page 32

and "Advanced picture quality controls" on page 33

for details.

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Each time you change the picture mode, the projector also changes the setting to the one which was last set for that particular picture mode on that particular input. If you change the input source, the most recently used picture mode and settings for that input and resolution will be restored.

Setting the User 1/User 2 mode

There are two user-definable modes if the current available picture modes are not suitable for your need.

You can use one of the picture modes (except the selected User mode) as a starting point and customize the settings.

1. In the Picture menu, highlight Picture Mode and press / to select User 1 or User 2 mode.

2. Press to highlight Reference Mode.

This function is only available when User 1 or User 2 mode is selected up in the Picture Mode sub-menu item.

3. Press / to highlight a picture mode that is closest to your need.

4. Press to select a sub-menu item to be changed and adjust the value with / . See "Fine-tuning the picture quality" on page 32

and

"Advanced picture quality controls" on page 33

for details.

5. When all settings have been done, press MENU/EXIT to save and leave the settings.

Renaming user modes

You can change User 1 and User 2 to the names easy to be identified or understood by the users of this projector. The new name can be up to 12 characters including English letters (A-Z, a-z), digits (0-9), and space (_).

To rename user modes:

1. Make sure you have selected User 1 or User 2 as your picture mode.

If you are not under User 1 or User 2 mode, the projector will automatically select User 1 as the user mode to rename.

2. In the Picture menu, highlight Rename User Mode and press MODE/ENTER to display the virtual keypad.

3. Use / / / and ENTER keys to select the letters on the virtual keypad to type in desired name.

4. When done, press MENU/EXIT to leave the virtual keypad.

Resetting the picture mode

All of the adjustments you’ve done in the Picture menu can be returned to the factory preset values with a key press on the highlight of Reset.

To reset the picture mode to the preset factory values:

1. In the Picture menu, highlight Picture Mode and press / to select the picture mode (including

User 1 or User 2) you want to reset.

2. Press to highlight Reset Picture Settings and press MODE/ENTER. message is displayed.

factory preset settings.

5. Repeat steps 1-4 if you want to reset other picture modes.

Do not confuse the Reset Picture Settings function here with the Reset All Settings in the System Setup:

Advanced menu. The Reset All Settings function returns most of the settings to the factory preset

values system wide. See "Reset All Settings" on page 57 for details.

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Fine-tuning the picture quality

No matter what picture mode you have selected, you are able to fine-tune those settings to fit every presentation purpose. Those adjustments will be saved to the preset mode you are at when you exit the

OSD menu.

Adjusting Brightness

Highlight Brightness in the Picture menu and adjust the values by pressing / on the projector or remote control.

The higher the value, the brighter the picture. And the lower the setting, the darker the picture. Adjust this

30 50 control so the black areas of the picture appear just as black and that detail in the dark areas is visible.

70

Adjusting Contrast

Highlight Contrast in the Picture menu and adjust the values by pressing / on the projector or remote control.

The higher the value, the greater the contrast. Use this to set the peak white level after you have previously adjusted

30 the Brightness setting to suit your selected input and viewing environment.

50

Adjusting Color

Highlight Color in the Picture menu and adjust the values by pressing / on the projector or remote control.

Lower setting produces 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.

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Adjusting Tint

Highlight Tint and adjust the values by pressing / on the projector or remote control.

The higher the value, the more greenish the picture becomes. The lower the value, the more reddish the picture becomes.

Adjusting Sharpness

Highlight Sharpness and adjust the values by pressing / on the projector or remote control.

The higher the value, the sharper the picture becomes. The lower the value, the softer the picture becomes.

3 5 7

The Brightness, Contrast functions can also be accessible by pressing

BRIGHTNESS, CONTRAST on the remote control to display the adjustment bar and then you can press / to adjust the values.

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Advanced picture quality controls

There are more advanced functions in the Picture > Advanced... menu to be adjusted to your preference. To save the settings, just press MENU/EXIT to leave the OSD menu.

Setting Black Level

Highlight Black Level and press / on the projector or remote control to select 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 that you check the input source to see if it is with 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE, then select accordingly.

Setting Noise Reduction

You may have static or noisy projected pictures. Noise Reduction reduces electrical image noise caused by different media players. The higher the setting, the less the noise.

To achieve better picture clarity:

Highlight Noise Reduction and adjust the level by pressing / on the projector or remote control.

Selecting a color temperature

*

Highlight Color Temperature and select a preferred setting by pressing / on the projector or remote control.

There are several color temperature settings available.

1. 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.

2. Warm: Makes pictures appear reddish white.

3. Normal: Maintains normal colorings for white.

4. 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.

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Setting a preferred color temperature

To set a preferred color temperature:

1. Highlight Color Temperature and select Cool, Normal, Warm or Lamp Native by pressing

/ on the projector or remote control.

Temperature Fine Tuning page is displayed.

3. Press / to highlight the item you want to change and adjust the values by pressing / .

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.

4. To save and leave the settings, press MENU/EXIT.

Selecting a Gamma setting

Highlight Gamma Selection and select a preferred setting by pressing / on the projector or remote control.

Gamma refers to the relationship between input source and picture brightness.

Select these values according to your preference.

Increases the average brightness of the picture. Best for a lit environment, meeting room or family room.

Best for viewing movies in a darkened environment.

Best for viewing movies which are mostly composed of dark scenes.

High Brightness

Low Contrast

Low Brightness

High Contrast

1.6 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.8

Adjusting Brilliant Color

This feature utilizes a new color-processing algorithm and system level enhancements to enable higher brightness while providing truer, more vibrant colors in picture. When set to Off, Brilliant Color is disabled.

Color Management

In most installation situations, color management will not be 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, should you require it.

Proper color management can only be achieved under controlled and reproducible viewing conditions.

You will need to 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 provide you with suitable guidance, or even an experienced professional installer.

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The 3D Color Management provides six sets (RGBCMY) of colors to be adjusted to favorite colors.

When you select each color, you can independently adjust its color range and saturation according to your preference.

To adjust and store the settings:

1. In the Picture menu, highlight Advanced... and press MODE/

ENTER. Then, highlight 3D Color Management and press

MODE/ENTER. The 3D Color Management page is displayed.

2. Highlight Primary Color and press / to select a color from among Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow.

3. Press to highlight Hue and press / to select the color range you wish to make adjustment. The bigger the range, the more proportions of its two adjacent colors the color contains.

Red

Magenta

Yellow

Blue

Cyan

Green

Please refer to the illustration to the right for 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.

Press to highlight Saturation and adjust the color saturation level by pressing / .

If you select Red and set its range at 0, only the saturation of the pure red will be affected.

Saturation 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.

4. To leave and save the settings, press MENU/EXIT.

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Selecting the aspect ratio

The "aspect ratio" is the ratio of the image width to the image height. The default for this projector is

16:9 while digital TV and Blu-ray discs are usually in 16:9 ratio, and most analog TV signals and DVDs are in 4:3 ratio.

With the advent of digital signal processing, digital display devices like this projector can dynamically stretch and scale the image output to a different aspect than that of the image input source. Images can be stretched in a linear manner so the whole of the image is stretched equally, or non-linearly, which distorts the image.

To change the projected picture ratio (no matter what aspect the source is):

• Using the remote control button

1. Press ASPECT to show the current setting.

2. Press ASPECT repeatedly to select an aspect ratio to suit the format of the video signal and your display requirements.

• Using the OSD menu

1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the Display menu is highlighted.

3. Press / to select an aspect ratio to suit the format of the video signal and your display requirements.

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About the aspect ratio

1. Auto: S cales 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 when projecting images that are neither 4:3 nor 16:9 ratio.

2. 4:3: Scales a picture so that it is displayed in the center of the screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio. This is most suitable for 4:3 pictures like computer monitors, standard definition TV and 4:3 aspect DVD movies, as it displays them without aspect alteration.

3. 16:9: Scales a picture so that it is displayed in the center of the screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. This is most suitable for 16:9 pictures like LCD monitors, high definition TV and 16:9 aspect DVD movies, as it displays them without aspect alteration.

4. 16:10: Scales a picture so that it is displayed in the center of the screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio. This is most suitable for images which are already in a 16:10 aspect, as it displays them without aspect alteration

.

5. Real: This setting displays the image in a one-to-one pixel mapping without alteration or resize in the center of the projection. This is most suitable for use with PC source inputs.

• The black portions are inactive areas and the white portions are active areas.

• OSD menus can be displayed on those unused black areas.

15:9 picture

4:3 picture

16:9 picture

16:10 picture

4:3 picture

16:10 picture

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Setting a wall color

In the situation where you are projecting onto a colored surface such as a painted wall which may not be white, the Wall Color feature can help correct the projected picture’s color to prevent possible color difference between the source and projected pictures. There are several precalibrated colors to choose from: Light Yellow, Pink, Light Green, Blue, and Blackboard.

To select wall color:

1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the Display menu is highlighted.

3. Press / to select a wall color to suit the color of the surface which you are projecting on.

Hiding the image

In order to draw the audience's full attention to the presenter, you can use ECO BLANK to hide the screen image. When this function is activated with an audio input connected, the audio can still be heard.

You can set the blank time in the

System Setup: Basic > Operation

Settings > Blank Timer menu to let the projector return the image automatically after a period of time when there is no action taken on the blank screen. The length of time can be set from 5 to 30 minutes in 5minute increments.

If the preset time spans are not suitable for your personation, select

Disable.

No matter

Blank Timer

is activated or not, you can press any key on the projector or remote control to restore the picture.

Once ECO BLANK is pressed, the projector lamp enters Economic mode automatically.

Locking control keys

With the control keys on the projector locked, you can prevent your projector settings from being changed accidentally (by children, for example). When the Panel Key Lock is on, no control keys on the projector will operate except Power.

To lock or unlock the control panel keys:

1. Press MENU/EXIT to open the OSD menu and press / to highlight the System Setup: Basic menu.

message is displayed.

3. Press / to select Yes and press MODE/ENTER.

Freezing the image

Press FREEZE on the remote control to freeze the image. The word

"FREEZE" will be displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. To release the function, press any key on the projector or remote control.

Even if an image is frozen on the screen, the pictures are running on the video or other device. If the connected devices have active audio output, you will still hear the audio even though the image is frozen onscreen.

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Adjusting the sound

The sound adjustments made (such as functions shown below) will have an effect on the projector speaker(s). Be sure you have made a correct connection to the projector audio input. See

"Connecting to video equipment" on page 17 for how the audio input is connected.

• Each time when you select a different source, the projector also changes the sound settings to which was last set for that particular source.

• Sound adjustments cannot be made during Quick Search.

Muting the sound

To temporarily turn off the sound:

1. Press MENU/EXIT to open the OSD menu and press / to highlight the Source menu.

displayed.

If available, you can also press MUTE on the remote control to toggle projector audio between on and off.

Adjusting the sound level

To adjust the sound level, press VOLUME+/VOLUME- on the remote control, or:

1. Repeat steps 1-2 from above.

Turning off the Power On/Off Ring Tone

To turn off the ring tone:

1. Repeat steps 1-2 from above.

The only way to change Power On/Off Ring Tone is setting On or Off here. Setting the sound mute or changing the sound level will not affect the Power On/Off Ring Tone.

Using the test pattern

The projector is able to display the grid test pattern. It helps you adjust the image size and focus on checking that the projected image is free from distortion.

To display the test pattern:

1. Press MENU/EXIT to open the OSD menu and press / to highlight the System Setup: Basic menu.

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Using the teaching templates

The projector provides several preset patterns for various teaching purposes. To activate the pattern:

1. Press MENU/EXIT to open the OSD menu and press / to highlight the Display menu.

3. Press / to highlight Blackboard or Whiteboard.

4. Press / to select the desired pattern and press MODE/ENTER.

Teaching Template Whiteboard Blackboard

Letter Formation

Worksheet

Coordinate Chart

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Setting the lamp mode

This projector provides two lamp modes for different purposes:

Lamp mode

Normal

(The lamp is used in normal mode)

Economic

(The lamp is used in economic mode)

User benefit

• Delivering bright and clear images

• Suitable for high-ambient-light environments

• Allowing continuous and non-stop operation under critical situations

• Extending the lamp life

• Allowing continuous and non-stop operation under critical situations

Suitable environment

Large, well lit meeting rooms or auditoriums

Small-mid boardrooms

You can perform one of the following methods to choose a lamp mode according to your preference.

Using the remote control:

1. Press Lamp Mode on your remote control, the lamp mode page is displayed.

2. Press to highlight your preferred lamp mode and press MODE/ENTER.

Using the OSD menu:

1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the System Setup: Advanced menu is highlighted.

2. Press to highlight Lamp Settings and press MODE/ENTER.

3. Press to highlight Lamp Mode and press MODE/ENTER.

4. Press to highlight your preferred lamp mode and press MODE/ENTER.

A slight variation in the picture brightness and colors may be observed during the very short time of switching lamp modes.

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Controlling the projector through a Wired

LAN environment

Wired LAN allows you to manage the projector from a computer using a web browser when the computer and the projector are properly connected to the same local area network.

Configuring the Wired LAN

If you are in a DHCP environment:

1. Take a RJ45 cable and connect one end to the RJ45 LAN input jack of the projector and the other end to the RJ45 port.

When connecting the RJ45 cable, avoid coiling and intertwining the cable as it may cause signal noise or interruption.

2. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the System Setup: Advanced menu is highlighted.

is displayed.

7. Go back to System Setup: Advanced > Network Settings page.

Device Discovery is On, the projector can be detected by AMX controller.

9. Please wait for around 15 - 20 seconds, and then re-enter the Wired LAN page.

10. The IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS Server settings will be displayed.

Note down the IP address displayed in the IP Address row.

If the IP Address still does not display, contact your ITS administrator.

If you are in a non-DHCP environment:

1. Repeat steps 1-4 above.

3. Contact your ITS administrator for information on the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default

Gateway, and DNS Server settings.

4. Press to select the item you want to modify and press MODE/ENTER.

5. Press / to move the cursor and then press / to enter the value.

6. To save the setting, press MODE/ENTER. If you do not want to save the setting, press MENU/

EXIT.

7. Press MENU/EXIT to return to Network Settings page, press to highlight AMX Device

Discovery and press / to select On or Off.

8. Press MENU/EXIT to exit the menu.

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Controlling the projector remotely through a web browser

Once you have the correct IP address for the projector and the projector is on or in standby mode, you can use any computer that is on the same local area network to control the projector.

1. Enter the address of the projector in the address bar of your browser and click Go.

2. The remote network operation page opens. This page allows you to operate the projector as if you were using the remote control or control panel on the projector.

ii i i ii

• Menu

• Blank • Input

• ( )

See

"Remote control" on page 12 for details.

• ( )

• ( ) • ( )

• OK

Activates the selected On-Screen Display

(OSD) menu item.

To switch input source, click on your desired signal.

The source list varies according to the connectors available on the projector. ''Video'' stands for the Video signal.

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The tools page allows you to manage the projector, configure the LAN control settings and secure access of remote network operation on this projector.

v i ii iii iv

i. You can name the projector, keep track of its location and the person in charge of it.

ii. You can adjust the LAN Control Settings.

iii. Once set, access to the remote network operation on this projector has been passwordprotected.

iv. Once set, access to the tools page has been password-protected.

After making the adjustments, press the Send button and the data will be saved in the projector.

v. Press Exit to go back to the remote network operation page.

Please pay attention to the limitation of input length (including space and other punctuation keys) in the list blow:

Category Item

Crestron Control

Projector

Network Configuration

User Password

Admin Password

Input Length

IP Address

IP ID

Port

Projector Name

Location

Assigned To

DHCP (Enabled)

IP Address

Subnet Mask

Default Gateway

DNS Server

Enabled

New Password

Confirm

Enabled

New Password

Confirm

Maximum Number of

Characters

15

15

15

(N/A)

15

15

(N/A)

15

15

22

22

(N/A)

15

15

4

5

22

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The info page displays the information and status of this projector.

Press Exit to go back to the remote network operation page.

For more information, visit http://www.crestron.com

& www.crestron.com/getroomview .

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Operating in a high altitude environment

We recommend that you activate High Altitude when your environment is higher than 1500 meters

(around 4920 feet) above sea level, or whenever the projector will be used for extended periods of time

(>10 hours) without shutdown.

To activate High Altitude:

1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the System Setup: Advanced menu is highlighted.

2. Press to highlight High Altitude.

4. Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER.

Operation under High Altitude 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 to solve these symptoms. However, this is not to state that this projector can operate under any and all harsh or extreme conditions.

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Turning the projector off

To turn the projector off, press POWER ( ) on the projector or

OFF on the remote control and a warning message appears.

Press POWER/OFF ( ) again.

• The Power indicator light flashes orange and the fans run for about two minutes to cool the lamp. The projector will not respond to any commands until the cooling process is complete.

After turning off the projector, do NOT unplug the projector until the cooling process is complete and the fans stop running.

Interrupting the cooling process in any way may cause overheating and result in damage to the projector.

• Then, the Power indicator light is a steady orange once the cooling process has finished and fans stop.

• If the projector will not be used for an extended period, unplug the power cable from the power outlet.

• To protect the lamp, the projector will not respond to any commands during the cooling process.

• Actual lamp life may vary due to different environmental conditions and usage.

• If you attempt to re-start the projector shortly after shutdown, the fans may run for a few minutes to cool down. Press Power/ON again to start the projector after the fans stop and the Power indicator light turns orange.

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On-Screen Display (OSD) menus

On-Screen Display (OSD) structure

Please note that the on-screen display (OSD) menus vary according to the signal type selected.

Main menu

Picture

Picture Mode

Reference Mode

Brightness

Contrast

Color

Tint

Sharpness

Advanced...

Sub-menu Options

Bright/Presentation/sRGB/Cinema/(3D)/User 1/User 2

Bright/Presentation/sRGB/Cinema/User 1/User 2

0~50~100

0~50~100

0~50~100

0~50~100

0–15

0 IRE/7.5 IRE Black Level

Noise Reduction

Color Temperature

Color Temperature

Fine Tuning

Red Gain

Green Gain

Blue Gain

Red Offset

Green Offset

Blue Offset

0-31

Cool/Normal/Warm/Lamp Native

0–200

0–200

0–200

0–511

0–511

0–511

3D Color

Management

Gamma Selection

Primary Color

Hue

Saturation

Gain

Red/Green/Blue/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow

0–100

0–100

0–100

1.6/1.8/2.0/2.2/2.4/2.5/2.6/2.8/BenQ

Rename User Mode

Reset Picture Settings

Brilliant Color On/Off

User 1/User 2

Current/All

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Main menu

Display

Source

Wall Color

Aspect Ratio

Overscan Adjustment

2D Keystone

Corner Fit

3D

HDMI Setting

Audio Settings

Position

Phase

H. Size

Sub-menu

Teaching Template

Quick Search

Blackboard

Whiteboard

Options

Off/Light Yellow/Pink/Light Green/Blue/

Blackboard

Auto/Real/4:3/16:9/16:10

0/1/2/3

3D Mode

3D Sync Invert

Save 3D Settings

Apply 3D Settings

Top Left/Top Right/Bottom Left/

Bottom Right

Auto/Off/Frame Sequential/Frame

Packing/Top-Bottom/Side-by-Side

Disable/Invert

3D Settings 1/3D Settings 2/

3D Settings 3

3D Settings 1/3D Settings 2/

3D Settings 3/Off

Off/Letter Formation/Worksheet/Coordinate Chart

Off/Letter Formation/Worksheet/Coordinate Chart

On/Off

Auto/Full/Limit HDMI Format

Color Space

Conversion

Auto/RGB/YUV

HDMI Equalizer

Mute

Volume

Power On/Off Ring

Tone

HDMI 1: Auto/1/2/3/4/5

HDMI 2: Auto/1/2/3/4/5

On/Off

0 ~ 5 ~ 10

On/Off

H: -10 ~ 0 ~ 10/ V: -10 ~ 0 ~ 10

0 ~ Auto ~ 31

-15 ~ 0 ~ 15

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Language

Projector

Installation

System

Setup: Basic

Menu Settings

Operation Settings

Remote Receiver

Panel Key Lock

Background Color

Splash Screen

Test Pattern

Menu Display Time

Menu Position

Reminder Message

Direct Power On

Signal Power On

Auto Power Off

Blank Timer

Sleep Timer

Front/Rear/Rear Ceiling/Front Ceiling

5 sec/10 sec/20 sec/30 sec/Always

Center/Top-Left/Top-Right/Bottom-

Right/Bottom-Left

On/Off

On/Off

On/Off

Disable/3 min/10 min/15 min/20 min/25 min/30 min

Disable/5 min/10 min/15 min/20 min/25 min/30 min

Disable/30 min/1 hr/2 hr/3 hr/4 hr/8 hr/

12 hr

Front/Top/Front+Top/Off

On/Off

BenQ/Black/Blue/Purple

BenQ/Black/Blue

On/Off

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Main menu

High Altitude

Lamp Settings

Sub-menu

Lamp Mode

Reset Lamp Timer

Lamp Timer

Options

On/Off

Normal/Economic

Reset/Cancel

Lamp Usage Time

Normal Mode

Economic Mode

Equivalent Lamp Hour

On/Off

Security Settings

Power On Lock

Change Password

Baud Rate

2400/4800/9600/14400/19200/38400/

57600/115200

System

Setup:

Advanced

Closed Caption

Standby Settings

Closed Caption

Enable

Caption Version

Network

Enable Network

Standby Mode

Auto Disable

Network Standby

Mode

On/Off

CC1 / CC2 / CC3 / CC4

On/Off

Never/20 min/1 hr/3 hr/6 hr

Monitor Out

Audio Pass Through

Wired LAN

On/Off

Off/Audio In/Audio L/R/HDMI-2/

HDMI-1/MHL

Status/DHCP/IP Address/Subnet

Mask/Default Gateway/DNS Server/

Apply

Network Settings

AMX Device

Discovery

MAC Address

On/Off

Information

Reset All Settings

Native Resolution

Detected Resolution

Source

Picture Mode

Lamp Mode

3D Format

Color System

Lamp Usage Time

Firmware Version

Reset / Cancel

Note that the menu items are available when the projector detects at least one valid signal. If there is no equipment connected to the projector or no signal detected, limited menu items are accessible.

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Picture menu

Function

Picture Mode

Reference Mode

Brightness

Contrast

Color

Tint

Sharpness

Reset Picture Settings

Rename User Mode

Description

Pre-defined picture modes are provided so you can optimize your projector

picture set-up to suit your program type. See "Selecting a preset mode" on page 30 for details.

Selects a preset mode that most suits your need for the picture quality and

further fine-tune the picture based on the selections listed below. See "Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 31 for details.

Adjusts the brightness of the picture. See "Adjusting Brightness" on page 32

for details.

Adjusts the degree of difference between dark and light in the picture. See

"Adjusting Contrast" on page 32 for details.

Adjusts the color saturation level -- the amount of each color in a video

picture. See "Adjusting Color" on page 32

for details.

Adjusts the red and green color tones of the picture. See "Adjusting Tint" on page 32 for details.

Adjusts the picture to make it look sharper or softer. See

"Adjusting Sharpness" on page 32 for details.

Returns all settings in the Picture menu to the factory preset values. See

"Resetting the picture mode" on page 31

for details.

Renames User 1 or User 2. See

"Renaming user modes" on page 31

for details.

Picture menu (Advanced)

Function

Black Level

Noise Reduction

Color Temperature

Description

Sets the picture grayscale as 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE. See "Setting Black Level" on page 33 for details.

Adjusts the picture quality. See

"Setting Noise Reduction" on page 33 for

details.

There are several color temperature settings available. See "Selecting a color temperature*" on page 33

for details.

Color Temperature

Fine Tuning

See

"Setting a preferred color temperature" on page 34 for details.

3D Color

Management

Gamma Selection

Brilliant Color

See

"Color Management" on page 34 for details.

See

"Selecting a Gamma setting" on page 34

for details.

See

"Adjusting Brilliant Color" on page 34 for details.

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Display menu

Function

Wall Color

Aspect Ratio

Overscan Adjustment

2D Keystone

Corner Fit

3D

Description

Corrects the projected picture color when the projection surface is not white.

See

"Setting a wall color" on page 38

for details.

There are several options to set the aspect ratio depending on your input source. See

"Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 36

for details.

Conceals the poor picture quality in the four edges. You can also manually press

/ to decide how much to be concealed. Setting 0 means the picture is

100% displayed. The greater the value, the more portion of the picture is concealed while the screen remains filled and geometrically accurate.

Corrects any keystoning of the picture. See "Correcting picture distortion" on page 28 for details.

Adjusts one of the four corners separately to make sure the projected image is

straight. See "Using Corner Fit function" on page 29 for details.

Upon adjusting Corner Fit, if you adjust the aspect ratio or overscan,

Corner Fit will be resetted.

This projector supports playing three-dimensional (3D) content transferred through your 3D-compatible video devices and contents, such as game 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 when watching 3D content.

• Children and people with a history of oversensitivity to light, heart problems, or have any other existing medical condition should be refrained from watching 3D content.

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:

Teaching Template

• The brightness level of the projected image decreases.

• The Picture Mode cannot be adjusted.

• The 2D Keystone can only be adjusted within limited degrees.

The function is accessible through the remote control.

See

"Using the teaching templates" on page 40 for details.

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Source menu

Function

Quick Search

HDMI Format

Audio Settings

Position

Phase

H. Size

Description

Allows the projector to search automatically for input sources. If the source scan is On, the projector will scan for input sources until it acquires a signal. If the function is not activated, the projector selects the last used input source.

HDMI Format

Selects an input source type for the HDMI signal. Auto is the default and recommended setting. You can also manually select the source type. The different source types carry different standards for the brightness level.

This function is only available when the HDMI signal is selected.

Color Space Conversion

In the unlikely event that you connect the projector to a device (like a DVD or

Blu-ray player) via the projector’s HDMI input and the projected picture displays wrong colors, please change the color space to an appropriate one that fits the color space setting of the output device.

• Auto: Automatically selects a suitable color space for the incoming

HDMI signal.

• RGB: Sets the color space as RGB.

• YUV: Sets the color space as YUV.

These functions are only available when the HDMI/MHL or HDMI signal is selected.

HDMI Equalizer

Adjusts the equalizer gain settings for an HDMI signal. The higher the setting, the stronger the gain value. If there are more than one HDMI port on the projector, select the HDMI port first before adjusting the value.

See

"Adjusting the sound" on page 39 for details.

Displays the position adjustment page. To move the projected picture, use the directional arrow keys. The values shown on the lower position of the page change with every key press you made until they reach their maximum or minimum. They will return to their factory preset values whenever the projector is re-started.

This function is only available when the Component or PC signal is selected.

Adjusts the clock phase to reduce picture distortion.

This function is only available when the

Component or PC signal is selected.

Adjusts the horizontal width of the picture.

This function is only available when the Component or PC signal is selected.

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System Setup: Basic menu

Function

Language

Projector Installation

Menu Settings

Operation Settings

Remote Receiver

Panel Key Lock

Background Color

Splash Screen

Test Pattern

Description

Sets the language for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus. See

"Using the menus" on page 23 for details.

The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with one or

more mirrors. See "Choosing a location" on page 13

for details.

Menu Display Time

Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after your last key press. The range is from 5 to 30 seconds in 5-second increments.

Menu Position

Sets the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu position.

Reminder Message

Sets whether to display the OSD messages about the status of detecting signals.

Direct Power On

Sets whether to turn the projector directly on without pressing the

POWER key on the projector or ON on the remote control when the projector is plugged in.

Signal Power On

Sets whether to turn the projector directly on without pressing the

POWER key on the projector or ON on the remote control when the projector is in standby mode and the signal is feed through the VGA cable.

Auto Power Off

Prevents unnecessary projection when no signal is detected for a long time. See

"Setting Auto Power Off" on page 59 for details.

Blank Timer

Sets the image blank time when the Blank feature is activated, once elapsed the

image will return to the screen. See "Hiding the image" on page 38

for details.

Sleep Timer

Sets the auto-shutdown timer. The timer can be set to a value between 30 minutes and 12 hours.

Allows you to choose to activate the Front, Top, or Front+Top remote control IR sensors.

Disable or enables all panel key functions except POWER on the projector and keys on remote control. See

"Locking control keys" on page 38 for details.

Allows you to choose the color of the background screen that will be displayed when there is no input source detected.

Allows you to select which logo screen will be displayed during projector startup. You can choose BenQ logo screen, Blue screen or Black screen.

See

"Using the test pattern" on page 39 for details.

The function is only available when the projector detects no input signal.

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System Setup: Advanced menu

Function

High Altitude

Lamp Settings

Security Settings

Baud Rate

Closed Caption

Description

A mode for operation in areas like high altitude or high temperature. See

"Operating in a high altitude environment" on page 46 for details.

Lamp Mode

Selects the projector lamp power among Normal and Economic modes. See

"Setting the lamp mode" on page 41

for details.

Reset Lamp Timer

Once the lamp is renewed, select Reset to return the lamp timer to "0". See

"Resetting the lamp timer" on page 63

for details.

Lamp Timer

Shows the lamp hour information. See

"Getting to know the lamp hour" on page 59 for details.

Password / Power On Lock

Limits use of the projector to only those who know the correct password. See

"Utilizing the password function" on page 24

for details.

Change Password

You will be asked to enter the current password before changing to a new one.

See

"Changing the password" on page 26 for details.

Selects a baud rate that is identical with your computer’s so that you can connect the projector using a suitable RS-232 cable and update or download the projector’s firmware. This function is intended for qualified service personnel.

Closed Caption Enable

Activates the function by selecting On when the selected input signal carries closed captions.

• Captions: 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).

Caption Version

Selects a preferred closed captioning mode. To view captions, select CC1,

CC2, CC3, or CC4 (CC1 displays captions in the primary language in your area).

These functions are only available when the Video signal is selected.

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Standby Settings

Network Settings

Reset All Settings

Network

Selecting On enables the function. The projector is able to provide the network function when it is in standby mode.

Monitor Out

Selecting On enables the function. The projector can output a VGA signal when it is in standby mode and the PC jack is correctly connected to devices.

See

"Connecting a monitor" on page 20 for how to make the connection.

Audio Pass Through

Press / to choose the source that you wish to use in operation mode. See

"Connecting to video equipment" on page 17

for how to make the connection.

When corresponding jacks are correctly connected to the device, the projector can output an audio signal to the external speaker when it is in standby mode. The built-in speaker(s) will be muted in standby mode.

Enabling this function slightly increases the standby power consumption.

Wired LAN

See "Controlling the projector through a Wired LAN environment" on page 42

for details.

Returns all settings to the factory preset values.

The following settings will still remain: names of user modes, 2D

Keystone, Color Space Conversion, Language, Projector

Installation, High Altitude, and Password.

Information menu

This menu shows you the current operating status of the projector.

Some picture adjustments are available only when certain input sources are in use. Unavailable adjustments are not shown on the screen.

Function

Native Resolution

Detected Resolution

Shows the detected resolution of the input signal.

Source

Shows the current signal source.

Picture Mode

Description

Shows the native resolution of the input signal.

Lamp Mode

3D Format

Color System

Shows the selected mode in the Picture > Picture Mode menu.

Shows the selected lamp mode in the System Setup: Advanced >

Lamp

Mode

menu.

Shows the current 3D mode. Only available when 3D mode is enabled.

Shows input system format.

Lamp Usage Time

Firmware Version

Shows the total lamp time used.

Shows the current firmware version.

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Additional information

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 you attempt to clean the lens, turn the projector off, unplug the power cable, and leave it several minutes to cool completely.

1. Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust. (Available from building hardware or photographic suppliers.)

2. If there is stubborn dirt or smudge marks, use a proper photographic lens brush or moisten a clean soft lens cloth with lens cleaner to gently wipe the lens surface.

3. 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. Be sure to turn off the projector and let it cool down completely before cleaning the lens.

Cleaning the projector case

Before you attempt to clean the case, turn the projector off, unplug the power cable, and leave it several minutes to cool completely.

1. To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.

2. 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

If you need to store the projector for an extended time, please:

1. Make sure the temperature and humidity of the storage area are within the recommended range for the projector. Please refer to the Spec. page in this manual or consult your dealer about the range.

2. Retract the adjuster feet.

3. Remove the batteries from the remote control.

4. 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.

More information

Please visit the below local website to find service contact window: http://www.benq.com/welcome

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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.

To obtain the lamp hour information:

1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the System Setup: Advanced menu is highlighted.

2. Press to highlight Lamp Settings and press MODE/ENTER. The Lamp Settings page is displayed.

4. To leave the menu, press MENU/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 OSD menu.

• Setting Lamp Mode as Economic

Using Economic mode reduces system noise and power consumption. If the Economic mode is selected, the light output will be reduced and result in darker projected pictures.

Setting the projector in Economic mode also extends the lamp life. To set Economic mode, go to the

System Setup: Advanced > Lamp Settings > Lamp Mode menu and press MODE/ENTER. Press

to select Economic and press MODE/ENTER.

This function allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input source is detected after a set period of time.

To set Auto Power Off, go to the System Setup: Basic > Operation Settings > Auto Power Off menu and press / to select a time period. The time period can be set for 3 minutes or 10 to 30 minutes in 5-minute increments. If the preset time lengths are not suitable for your presentation, select

Disable. The projector will not automatically shut down in a certain time period.

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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 a replacement lamp.

The Lamp indicator light and Temperature 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" on page 64 for details.

The following Lamp warning displays will remind you to change the lamp.

Status

Install a new lamp for optimal performance. If the projector is

normally run with Economic selected (See "Getting to know the lamp hour" on page 59

), you may continue to operate the projector until the next hour lamp warning appears.

Press MODE/ENTER to dismiss the message.

Notice

Message

Replace lamp soon

Lamp hour > XXXX hours

Order a new lamp at www.BenQ.com

OK

It is strongly recommended that you replace the lamp at this age.

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 MODE/ENTER to dismiss the message.

Notice

Order a replacement lamp

Lamp hour > XXXX hours

Order a new lamp at www.BenQ.com

OK

Notice

Out of lamp usage time

Replace lamp then reset the lamp timer

Order a new lamp at www.BenQ.com

OK

The lamp MUST be replaced before the projector will operate normally.

Press MODE/ENTER to dismiss the message.

Notice

Replace lamp now

Lamp hour > XXXX hours

Order a new lamp at www.BenQ.com

OK

"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.

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1. Turn the power off and disconnect the projector from the power outlet. Turn off all connected equipment and disconnect all other

cables. See "Turning the projector off" on page 47 for details.

2. Loosen the screw on the lamp cover.

4. Loosen the screw that hold the lamp to the projector. Disconnect the lamp connector from the projector.

1

2

1

3. Remove the lamp cover.

2

5. Lift the handle so that it is perpendicular to the lamp. Use the handle to slowly pull the lamp out of the projector.

Notes

• Pulling it too quickly may cause the lamp to break and scatter broken glass in the projector.

To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and damage to internal components, use caution when removing lamp glass that has shattered.

• Do not place the lamp in locations where water might splash on it, children can reach it, near or above heat sources, or near flammable materials.

• Do not insert your hand into the projector when the lamp is removed. If you touch the optical components inside, it could cause blurred images.

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6. Insert the replacement lamp. Make sure it is pushed fully and firmly in place.

8. Replace the lamp cover.

7. Ensure the handle is fully locked in place.

Tighten the screw securing the lamp box.

2

9. Tighten the screws on the lamp cover.

10. Reapply power and turn the projector back on.

1

Notes

• Please be careful to not over-tighten the screws.

• Loose screws may cause a bad connection, which could result in malfunction.

Resetting the lamp timer

Do not reset the lamp timer if the lamp has not been replaced as this could cause damage.

1. After the start-up logo, press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the System Setup:

Advanced menu is highlighted.

2. Press to highlight Lamp Settings and press MODE/ENTER. The Lamp Settings page is displayed.

3. Highlight Reset Lamp Timer and press MODE/ENTER. A warning message is displayed asking if you want to reset the lamp timer. Highlight Reset and press MODE/ENTER. The lamp time will be reset to "0".

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Indicators

POWER

Light

TEMP

Orange

Green

Flashing

Green

Orange

Flashing

Red

Flashing

Red

Flashing

Red

Off

Off

Green

Burn-in events

Green

Green

Lamp events

Off

Off

Off

Green

Off

Off

Thermal events

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Flashing

Green

Green

Flashing

Red

Flashing

Red

Flashing

Green

Red

Red

Flashing

Red

Off

Off

Off

Off

Red

Flashing

Off

Off

Red

Green

Off

Status

LAMP

Off

Off

Off

Off

Red

Flashing

Off

Red

Off

Off

Orange

Power events

Stand-by mode.

Powering up.

Normal operation.

Normal power-down cooling.

Download

Scaler shutdown fail (data abort)

Scaler reset fail (video projector only)

LAN download fail

LAN download OK

Lamp Life exhausted

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

Green

Burn-in ON

Burn-in OFF

Red

Orange

Flashing

Lamp error in normal operation

Lamp is not lit up

Fan 1 error (Fan speed is +25% outside the desired speed)

Fan 2 error (Fan speed is +25% outside the desired speed)

Fan 3 error (Fan speed is +25% outside the desired speed)

Fan 4 error (Fan speed is +25% outside the desired speed)

Fan 5 error (Fan speed is +26% outside the desired speed)

Fan 6 error (Fan speed is +27% outside the desired speed)

Temperature 1 error (exceeding temperature limit)

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Troubleshooting

Problem

The projector does not turn on.

No picture.

Image is unstable.

Picture is blurred.

Remote control does not work correctly.

3D content does not display correctly

Cause

There is no power from the power cable.

Attempting to turn the projector on again during the cooling process.

The lamp cover is not securely attached.

The video source is not turned on or connected correctly.

Remedy

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.

(See page 21.)

Wait until the cooling down process has completed.

Correctly attach the lamp cover.

(See page

61.)

Turn the video source on and check that the signal cable is connected correctly.

(See page

17.)

The projector is not correctly connected to the input source device.

Check the connection.

(See page 17.)

The input source has not been correctly selected.

Select the correct input source with the

Source keys on the remote control or

SOURCE on the projector.

(See page 22.)

The connection cables are not securely connected to the projector or the signal source.

The projection lens is not correctly focused.

Correctly connect the cables to the appropriate terminals.

(See page 17.)

The projector and the screen are not aligned properly.

The batteries are out of power.

Adjust the focus of the lens using the focus ring.

(See page 27.)

Adjust the projection angle and direction as well as the height of this projector if necessary.

(See page 27.)

Replace both of the batteries with new ones.

(See page 7.)

There is an obstacle between the remote control and the projector.

You are too far away from the projector.

The 3D glasses are out of battery.

The settings in the 3D menu are not set correctly.

Your Blu-ray Disc is not in 3D format.

The input source has not been correctly selected.

Remove the obstacle.

(See page 7.)

Stand within 8 meters (26.2 feet) of the projector.

(See page 7.)

Recharge the 3D glasses.

Correctly set the settings in the 3D menu.

Use a 3D

Blu-ray Disc

and try again.

Select the correct source with the SOURCE key on the projector or remote control.

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Specifications

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Optical

Projection system

Native resolution

Lens

Projection screen size

Lamp

Electrical

Compatibility

Single-chip DLP™ system

0.65" DLP (1920 x 1080)

F = 2.59 to 2.87, f = 16.88 to 21.88 mm

60" to 180"

370W

PC

640 x 480 to 1920 x 1080

Video

Color Space

Terminals

Input

NTSC, PAL, SECAM, YPbPr (480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p),

HDTV (720p/1080i/1080p)

Typ. = 60% NTSC

Output

Control

Analog RGB: D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 1

HDMI (V. 1.4a) x 2

MHL (V. 2.1) x 1 (shared with HDMI input)

S-Video: Mini DIN 4pin x 1

Component Video (Y/C

B

/C

R

+ Y/P

B

/P

R

) x 1 (shared with RGB input)

Composite Video x 1

RCA Audio in x 1

PC Audio in x 1

Microphone x 1

RJ45 LAN x 1

Analog RGB: D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 1

Audio out x 1

Speaker: 10W x 2

Serial Connector: RS232 9 pin (male)

USB (Type-A) x 1

USB (Mini B type) x 1

IR receiver x 2

LAN x 1 (RJ45)

12VDC Trigger x 1 (Max. 0.5 A)

General characteristics

Projector weight

Power

Power consumption

Operating temperature

4.9 kg (10.80 lbs)

VAC 100-240V, 6 A, 50-60Hz

Max. 594 W; Standby < 0.5 W; Network Standby < 3 W

0 °C to 40 °C (without condensation)

Storage temperature -20°C to 60°C at sea level

Operating/Storage humidity

10% - 90% (without condensation)

Operating altitude

Storage altitude

0 ~ 1499 m at 0 °C to 35 °C

1500 ~ 3000 m at 0 °C to 30 °C (with High Altitude Mode on)

0 ~ 12200 m @ 30 °C

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Dimensions

411.4 mm x 267.5 mm x 118.4 mm (W x D x H)

267.5

118.4

Ceiling mount installation

Ceiling mount screws: M5

(Max. L = 25 mm;

Min. L = 20 mm)

65.94

291.20

3.5

411.4

Unit: mm

289.7

75.53

Unit: mm

205.94

411.88

267.5

135

Additional information 67

Timing chart

Supported timing for PC input

Format

640 x 480

720 x 400

800 x 600

1024 x 768

1152 x 864

1024 x 576****

1024 x 600****

1280 x 720

1280 x 768

1280 x 800

1280 x 1024

1280 x 960

1360 x 768

1440 x 900

1400 x 1050

1600 x 1200

1680 x 1050

1920 x 1200

Resolution

VGA_60*

VGA_72

VGA_75

VGA_85

720 x 400_70

SVGA_60*

SVGA_72

SVGA_75

SVGA_85

SVGA_120**

(Reduce Blanking)

XGA_60*

XGA_70

XGA_75

XGA_85

XGA_120**

(Reduce Blanking)

1152 x 864_75

Notebook Timing

Notebook Timing

1280 x 720_60*

1280 x 768_60*

WXGA_60*

WXGA_75

WXGA_85

WXGA_120**

(Reduce Blanking)

SXGA_60***

SXGA_75

SXGA_85

1280 x 960_60***

1280 x 960_85

1360 x 768_60***

WXGA+_60***

SXGA+_60***

UXGA***

1680 x 1050_60***

1920 x 1200_60***

(Reduce Blanking)

Refresh rate

(Hz)

59.94

72.809

75

85.008

70.087

60.317

72.188

75

85.061

119.854

60.004

70.069

75.029

84.997

119.989

60.02

75.025

85.024

60

85.002

60.015

59.887

59.978

60

59.954

59.95

75

60

64.995

60

59.87

59.81

74.934

84.88

119.909

H. Frequency

(KHz)

31.469

37.861

37.5

43.269

31.469

37.879

48.077

46.875

53.674

77.425

48.363

56.476

60.023

68.667

97.551

63.981

79.976

91.146

60

85.938

47.712

55.935

65.317

75

65.29

74.038

67.5

35.82

41.467

45

47.776

49.702

62.795

71.554

101.563

Pixel Frequency

(MHz)

25.175

31.5

31.5

36

28.3221

40

50

49.5

56.25

83

65

75

78.75

94.5

115.5

108

135

157.5

108

148.5

85.5

106.5

121.75

162

146.25

154

108

46.996

51.419

74.25

79.5

83.5

106.5

122.5

146.25

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640 x [email protected]

(MAC13)

832 x [email protected]

(MAC16)

1024 x [email protected]

(MAC19)

1152 x [email protected]

(MAC21)

640 x [email protected]

832 x [email protected]

1024 x [email protected]

1152 x [email protected]

66.667

74.546

74.93

75.06

35

49.722

60.241

68.68

30.24

57.28

80

100

1920 x [email protected]

1920 x [email protected]

1920 x 1080_60

(Reduce Blanking)

1920 x 1200_60

(Reduce Blanking)

60

59.95

67.5

74.038

148.5

154

* 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.

**** Only for the PC (analog RGB) inputs

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.

Supported timing for HDMI (HDCP)/MHL input

Format Resolution Refresh rate (Hz) H. Freq. (KHz) Pixel Freq. (MHz)

480i

480p

576i

576p

720/50p

720/60p

1080/50i

1080/60i

720 (1440) x 480*

720 x 480*

720 (1440) x 576

720 x 576

1280 x 720**

1280 x 720***

1920 x 1080****

1920 x 1080****

59.94

59.94

50

50

50

60

50

60

15.73

31.47

15.63

31.25

37.5

45

28.13

33.75

1080/24P

1080/25P

1080/30P

1080/50P

1920 x 1080**

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080*****

24

25

30

50

27

28.13

33.75

56.25

74.25

74.25

74.25

148.5

1080/60P 1920 x 1080***** 60 67.5

* Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.

** Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Packing, Top-Bottom and Side-by-Side format.

*** Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential, Frame Packing, Top-Bottom and

Side-by-Side format.

**** Supported timing for 3D signal with Side-by-Side format.

***** Supported timing for 3D signal with Top-Bottom and Side-by-Side format.

148.5

74.25

74.25

74.25

74.25

27

27

27

27

Additional information 69

Supported timing for EDTV and HDTV (via Component inputs)

Format Resolution Refresh rate (Hz) H. Freq. (KHz)

480i

480p

576i

576p

720/50p

720/60p

1080/50i

1080/60i

720 x 480*

720 x 480*

720 x 576

720 x 576

1280 x 720

1280 x 720*

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

50

60

50

60

59.94

59.94

50

50

1080/24P

1080/25P

1080/30P

1080/50P

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

24

25

30

50

27

28.13

33.75

56.25

1080/60P 1920 x 1080 60

* Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.

67.5

15.73

31.47

15.63

31.25

37.5

45

28.13

33.75

Pixel Freq. (MHz)

13.5

27

13.5

27

74.25

74.25

74.25

74.25

74.25

74.25

74.25

148.5

148.5

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Supported timing for Video and S-Video input

Format Refresh rate (Hz)

NTSC*

NTSC 4.43

PAL-B/D/G/H/I/N

PAL M

PAL N

PAL 60

SECAM

60

60

50

60

50

60

50

Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.

H. Freq. (KHz)

15.73

15.73

15.63

15.73

15.63

15.73

15.63

Pixel Freq. (MHz)

3.58

4.43

4.43

3.58

3.58

4.43

4.25/4.41

Additional information 71

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.

Copyright

Copyright © 2017 by BenQ Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of BenQ Corporation.

All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Disclaimer

BenQ Corporation makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Further, BenQ Corporation reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the contents hereof without obligation of BenQ Corporation to notify any person of such revision or changes.

*DLP, Digital Micromirror Device and DMD are trademarks of Texas Instruments. Others are copyrights of their respective companies or organizations.

Patents

Please go to http://patmarking.benq.com/ for the details of BenQ projector patent coverage.

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