MH760 Digital Projector User Manual

MH760
Digital Projector
User Manual
V 1.00
English
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
Important safety instructions
Your projector is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information technology
equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is important that you follow the instructions
mentioned in this manual and marked on the product.
1. Please read this user manual before you operate your
projector. Keep this manual in a safe place for future
reference.
2. Always place the projector on a level, horizontal
surface during operation.
4. Do not place the projector in any of the
following environments:
- space that is poorly ventilated or confined.
Allow at least 50 cm clearance from walls
and free flow of air around the projector;
- locations where temperatures may become
excessively high, such as the inside of a car
with all windows closed;
- locations where excessive humidity, dust,
or cigarette smoke may contaminate optical
components, shorten the projector’s
lifespan and darken the screen;
- Do not place the projector on an unstable cart,
stand, or table as it may fall and be damaged;
- Do not place inflammables near the projector;
- Do not use if tilted at an angle of more than 10
degrees left to right, nor at angle of more than 15
degrees front to back.
3. Do not store the projector on end vertically. Doing so
may cause the projector to fall over, causing injury or
resulting in damage.
- locations near fire alarms;
- locations with an ambient temperature
above 40°C/104°F;
- locations where altitude is higher than 3000
meters/9840 feet above sea level.
49209840
feet
Important safety instructions
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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.
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5. Do not block the vents holes while the projector 9. Do not look straight into the projector lens
during operation. It may harm your sight.
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.
6. In areas where the mains power supply voltage
10. Do not operate the projector lamp beyond the
may fluctuate by ±10 volts, it is recommended
rated lamp life. Excessive operation of lamps
that you connect your projector through a power
beyond the rated life could cause a lamp to break
stabilizer, surge protector or uninterruptible
on rare occasions.
power supply (UPS) as appropriate to your
situation.
7. Do not step on the projector or place any objects 11. The lamp becomes extremely hot during
upon it.
operation. Allow the projector to cool for
approximately 45 minutes prior to removing the
lamp assembly for replacement.
8. Do not place liquids near or on the projector.
12. This projector is capable of displaying inverted
Liquids spilled into the projector will void your
images for ceiling mount installation. Use only
warranty. If the projector does become wet,
BenQ's Ceiling Mount Kit for mounting.
disconnect it from the power point and call BenQ
to have the projector repaired.
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13. Never attempt to replace the lamp assembly until Moisture condensation
the projector has cooled down and is unplugged
Never operate the projector immediately after
from the power supply.
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.
Disposal
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.
This product contains the following materials
which are harmful to human bodies and
environment.
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Lead, which is contained in solder.
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Mercury, which is used in the lamp.
To dispose of the product or used lamps, consult
Under no circumstances should you ever undo or
your local environment authorities for regulations.
remove any other covers. Refer servicing only to
suitably qualified professional service personnel.
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.
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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
Warranty card
Power cable
VGA cable
Digital
Quick Projector
Start
Guide
User manual CD
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Quick start guide
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
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Do not mix old batteries with new ones, or mix different types of batteries.
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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.
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Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions and local environment
regulations for your region.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Remote control batteries
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Projector features
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FHD resolution
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.
Rich gray-scale
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.
Built-in teaching template
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.
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Projector exterior view
Front and upper side view
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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. 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
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Under view
27. Adjustable feet
28. Ceiling mount holes
29. Filter cover release button
(Filter function is available only for models with
pre-installed filter)
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Controls and functions
Control panel
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.
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11. MENU/EXIT
Toggles the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu on
and off.
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When OSD is on, enacts to selected OSD
menu item.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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I
Toggles the projector between standby and on.
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Remote control
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8. QUICK INSTALL
Displays the quick install page.
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9. FREEZE
Freezes the projected image.
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10. NETWORK SETTING
Enters network settings directly.
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This key is "TEST" for remote controls
in the Japan region. Its function is the
same as Quick Install.
11. Numeric buttons
Enters numbers in network settings.
Numeric buttons 1, 2, 3, 4 cannot be
pressed when asked to enter password.
12. AUTO
Automatically determines the best picture
timings for the displayed image.
For Japan region only
1. Power ON/OFF
Toggles the projector between standby mode
and on.
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.
13. SOURCE
Selects an input source for display.
14. VOLUME+/VOLUMEAdjusts the sound level.
15. BRIGHTNESS
Adjusts brightness.
16. CONTRAST
Adjusts contrast.
17. MUTE
Toggles projector audio between on and off.
18. ASPECT
Selects the display aspect ratio.
4. Arrow/Keystone keys (Left / , Up / ,
19. LAMP MODE
Right / , Down / )
Selects a preferred lamp mode.
Moves the current On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu selection in the direction of the arrow
Operating the LASER pointer
being pressed when the OSD menu is activated.
The Laser Pointer is a presentation
Manually corrects distorted pictures resulting
aid for professionals. It emits red
from an angled projection.
colored light when you press it and
5. MODE/ENTER
the indicator lights up red.
Activates the selected On-Screen Display (OSD) The laser pointer is not a toy.
menu item.
Parents should be mindful of the
Depending upon the input signal in use, selects dangers of laser energy and keep this
an available picture mode.
remote control out of the reach of children.
6. ECO BLANK
Do not look into the laser light window or shine
Used to hide the screen image.
7. LASER
Emits visible laser pointer light for presentation
purposes.
Not available for Japan region.
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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.
• COMPUTER 2 and COMPO 2 key
functions are not available for this model.
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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:
3. Rear:
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.
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:
4. Rear Ceiling:
Select this location with the projector suspended
from the ceiling in front of the screen.
Select this location with the projector suspended
from the ceiling behind the screen.
Purchase the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount Kit
from your dealer to mount your projector on the
ceiling.
Note that a special rear projection screen and the
BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount Kit are required for
this installation location.
*Set Front Ceiling after you turn the projector on.
*Set Rear Ceiling after you turn the projector on.
*To set the projector position:
1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press
2. Press
/
/
until the System Setup: Basic menu is highlighted.
to highlight Projector Installation and press
/
until the correct position is selected.
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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.
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Projection dimensions
Installation for a 16:9 ratio screen
Ceiling Installation
Floor Installation
<B>
<A>
<F>
<C>
<F>: Screen
<D>
<E>
<B>
<A>
<G>
<E>
<G>
<D>
<F>
<C>
<F>: Screen
<G>: Center of lens
<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]
Projection distance <D> [cm]
Width
<C>
[cm]
Min distance Average
Max distance
Lowest/
Highest lens
position <E>
[cm]
40
(1016)
50
87
103
118
133
7.5
50
(1270)
62
111
128
148
167
9.3
60
(1524)
75
133
154
177
200
11.2
70
(1778)
87
155
180
206
233
13.1
80
(2032)
100
177
205
236
266
14.9
90
(2286)
112
199
231
265
300
16.8
100
(2540)
125
221
256
295
333
18.7
110
(2794)
137
244
282
324
366
20.5
120
(3048)
150
266
307
353
399
22.4
130
(3302)
162
288
333
383
433
24.3
140
(3556)
174
310
358
412
466
26.2
150
(3810)
187
332
384
442
499
28.0
160
(4064)
199
354
410
471
532
29.9
170
(4318)
212
376
435
501
566
31.8
180
(4572)
224
399
461
530
599
33.6
190
(4826)
237
421
486
559
632
35.5
200
(5080)
249
443
512
589
666
37.4
250
(6350)
311
554
640
736
832
46.7
300
(7620)
374
664
768
883
998
56.0
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.
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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.
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When the screen position is fixed
Projector
Screen
Range of
placement
Center of lens
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When the projector position is fixed
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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.
Positioning your projector
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
Terminal appearance
HDMI/MHL
S-Video
Video
Computer (DSUB)
Reference
Picture quality
"Connecting HDMI devices" on page 17
"Connecting MHL devices" on page 18
Best
"Connecting S-Video devices" on page 18
Good
"Connecting video devices" on page 19
Normal
"Connecting a computer" on page 20
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
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Connecting to video equipment
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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Connecting video devices
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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
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The MONITOR OUT only works when an appropriate D-Sub input is made to the PC jack.
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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.
Connecting to video equipment
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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 II Power again to start the projector after the fans stop and the Power indicator light
turns orange.
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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
and press MODE/ENTER.
/
until your desired signal is selected
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.
2.
3.
4.
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Press MENU/EXIT to turn the OSD menu on.
Press / to highlight the Source menu.
Press
to highlight Quick Search menu.
Press / to toggle the function On.
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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.
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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
Picture
Highlight
Sub-menu
Picture Mode
Cinema
Reference Mode
Cinema
Brightness
50
Contrast
50
Color
50
Tint
0
Sharpness
3
Status
Advanced...
Press MENU/EXIT to
go back to the previous
page or to exit.
Rename User Mode
Reset Picture Settings
Current input source
MENU
Video
Exit
To use the OSD menus, please set the OSD menu to your familiar language.
1. Press MENU/EXIT to turn the OSD menu on.
Picture
Picture Mode
Reference Mode
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Advanced...
Cinema
Cinema
+ 50
+ 50
+ 50
System Setup: Basic
Language
Projector Installation
Menu Settings
Operation Settings
0
+3
Rename User Mode
Reset Picture Settings
Video
2. Use /
menu.
3. Press
to highlight Language and press
MODE/ENTER, and the language list is
displayed.
MENU
Exit
to highlight the System Setup: Basic
Remote Receiver
Panel Key Lock
Background Color
Splash Screen
Test Pattern
Video
Remote Receiver
Panel Key Lock
Background Color
Splash Screen
Test Pattern
Video
Front
Off
Blue
BenQ
Off
MENU
Exit
4. Press / / / to select a preferred
language and press MODE/ENTER.
System Setup: Basic
Language
Projector Installation
Menu Settings
Operation Settings
Front
Front
Off
Blue
BenQ
Off
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: Input Password
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.
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.
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.
MENU
Clear
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 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
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If you forget the password
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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.
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•
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.
ii. Press to highlight 2D Keystone and press MODE/
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
Press
/
/
No parallel sides
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Press
/
/
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Using Corner Fit function
Manually adjust four corners of the image by setting the horizontal and vertical values.
1.
2.
3.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
Press
to highlight Corner Fit and press MODE/ENTER. The Corner
Corner Fit
Fit correction page displays.
Press / / /
to select one corner and press MODE/ENTER.
Back
Enter
4.
5.
6.
Press / to adjust horizontal values.
Press / to adjust vertical values.
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.
Corner Fit
When done, press MENU/EXIT to go back to the previous page.
Reset
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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:
•
Press MODE/ENTER repeatedly until your desired mode is
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.
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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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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
2. Press
to highlight Reference Mode.
/
to select User 1 or User 2 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.
3. Press / to select Current or All Picture modes and press MODE/ENTER. The confirmation
message is displayed.
4. Press / to highlight Reset and press MODE/ENTER. The picture mode will return to the
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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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.
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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.
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50
70
The higher the value, the brighter the picture. And the
lower the setting, the darker the picture. Adjust this
control so the black areas of the picture appear just as black and that detail in the dark areas is visible.
Adjusting Contrast
Highlight Contrast in the Picture menu and adjust the
values by pressing / on the projector or remote
control.
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The higher the value, the greater the contrast. Use this to
set the peak white level after you have previously adjusted
the Brightness setting to suit your selected input and viewing environment.
50
70
Adjusting Color
Highlight Color in the Picture menu and adjust the values by pressing
remote control.
/
on the projector or
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.
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.
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
remote control.
/
on the projector or
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.
2. Press to highlight Color Temperature Fine Tuning and press MODE/ENTER. The Color
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
remote control.
/
on the projector or
Gamma refers to the relationship between input source and picture brightness.
•
Gamma 1.6/1.8/2.0/BenQ
Select these values according to your preference.
•
Gamma 2.2
Increases the average brightness of the picture. Best for a lit environment, meeting room or family
room.
•
Gamma 2.4/2.5/2.6
Best for viewing movies in a darkened environment.
•
Gamma 2.8
Best for viewing movies which are mostly composed of dark scenes.
High Brightness
Low Contrast
1.6
Low Brightness
High Contrast
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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To adjust and store the settings:
1. In the Picture menu, highlight Advanced... and press MODE/
ENTER. Then, highlight 3D Color Management and press
Yellow
MODE/ENTER. The 3D Color Management page is displayed.
Green
Red
2. Highlight Primary Color and press / to select a color from
among Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow.
Cyan
3. Press to highlight Hue and press / to select the color range
Magenta
you wish to make adjustment. The bigger the range, the more
Blue
proportions of its two adjacent colors the color contains.
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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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.
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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.
2. Press to highlight Aspect Ratio.
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: Scales a picture proportionally to fit the
projector's native resolution in its horizontal or vertical
width. This makes the most use of the screen and
maintains the aspect ratio of a picture 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.
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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.
2. Press to highlight Wall Color.
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.
2. Press to highlight Panel Key Lock and press / to toggle the function On. A confirmation
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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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.
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Each time when you select a different source, the projector also changes the sound settings to which was
last set for that particular source.
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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.
2. Press to highlight Audio Settings and press MODE/ENTER. The Audio Settings page is
displayed.
3. Press to highlight Mute and press / to select On.
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.
2. Press to highlight Volume and press / to select a desired sound level.
Turning off the Power On/Off Ring Tone
To turn off the ring tone:
1. Repeat steps 1-2 from above.
2. Press to highlight Power On/Off Ring Tone and press
/
to select Off.
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.
2. Press to highlight Test Pattern and press / to select On.
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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.
2. Press to highlight Teaching Template and press MODE/ENTER.
3. Press / to highlight Blackboard or Whiteboard.
4. Press
/
to select the desired pattern and press MODE/ENTER.
Teaching Template
Whiteboard
Letter Formation
Worksheet
Coordinate Chart
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Blackboard
This projector provides two lamp modes for different purposes:
Lamp mode
Normal
(The lamp is used in normal mode)
User benefit
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Economic
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(The lamp is used in economic mode)
Suitable environment
Delivering bright and clear images
Large, well lit meeting rooms
Suitable for high-ambient-light environments
Allowing continuous and non-stop operation under or auditoriums
critical situations
Extending the lamp life
Allowing continuous and non-stop operation under Small-mid boardrooms
critical situations
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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Setting the lamp mode
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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.
3. Press to highlight Network Settings and press MODE/ENTER. The Network Settings page
is displayed.
4. Press to highlight Wired LAN and press MODE/ENTER. The Wired LAN page is displayed.
5. Press to highlight DHCP and press / to select On.
6. Press to highlight Apply and press MODE/ENTER.
7. Go back to System Setup: Advanced > Network Settings page.
8. Press to highlight AMX Device Discovery and press / to select On or Off. When AMX
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.
2. Press to highlight DHCP and press / to select Off.
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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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.
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• Menu
• Auto PC
• Blank
• Input
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• OK
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See "Remote control" on page 12 for details.
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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Controlling the projector remotely through a web browser
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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.
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iii
ii
iv
v
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
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Input Length
Maximum Number of
Characters
IP Address
15
IP ID
4
Port
5
Projector Name
22
Location
22
Assigned To
22
DHCP (Enabled)
(N/A)
IP Address
15
Subnet Mask
15
Default Gateway
15
DNS Server
15
Enabled
(N/A)
New Password
15
Confirm
15
Enabled
(N/A)
New Password
15
Confirm
15
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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.
2.
3.
4.
Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the System Setup: Advanced menu is highlighted.
Press to highlight High Altitude.
Press / to select On. A confirmation message is displayed.
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 ( II ) on the projector or
OFF
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I
on the remote control and a warning message appears.
Press POWER/OFF ( II ) again.
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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.
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Then, the Power indicator light is a steady orange once the
cooling process has finished and fans stop.
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If the projector will not be used for an extended period, unplug
the power cable from the power outlet.
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To protect the lamp, the projector will not respond to any
commands during the cooling process.
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Actual lamp life may vary due to different environmental
conditions and usage.
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If you attempt to re-start the projector shortly after shutdown,
the fans may run for a few minutes to cool down. Press II 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
Sub-menu
Options
Picture Mode
Bright/Presentation/sRGB/Cinema/(3D)/User 1/User 2
Reference Mode
Bright/Presentation/sRGB/Cinema/User 1/User 2
Brightness
0~50~100
Contrast
0~50~100
Color
0~50~100
Tint
0~50~100
Sharpness
0–15
Black Level
0 IRE/7.5 IRE
Noise Reduction
0-31
Color Temperature
Picture
Color Temperature
Fine Tuning
Advanced...
3D Color
Management
Gamma Selection
Brilliant Color
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Cool/Normal/Warm/Lamp Native
Red Gain
0–200
Green Gain
0–200
Blue Gain
0–200
Red Offset
0–511
Green Offset
0–511
Blue Offset
0–511
Primary Color
Red/Green/Blue/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow
Hue
0–100
Saturation
0–100
Gain
0–100
1.6/1.8/2.0/2.2/2.4/2.5/2.6/2.8/BenQ
On/Off
Rename User Mode
User 1/User 2
Reset Picture Settings
Current/All
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Options
Wall Color
Off/Light Yellow/Pink/Light Green/Blue/
Blackboard
Aspect Ratio
Auto/Real/4:3/16:9/16:10
Overscan Adjustment
0/1/2/3
2D Keystone
Top Left/Top Right/Bottom Left/
Bottom Right
Corner Fit
Display
3D Mode
3D
Teaching Template
3D Sync Invert
Disable/Invert
Save 3D Settings
3D Settings 1/3D Settings 2/
3D Settings 3
Apply 3D Settings
3D Settings 1/3D Settings 2/
3D Settings 3/Off
Blackboard
Off/Letter Formation/Worksheet/Coordinate Chart
Whiteboard
Off/Letter Formation/Worksheet/Coordinate Chart
Quick Search
HDMI Setting
On/Off
HDMI Format
Auto/Full/Limit
Color Space
Conversion
Auto/RGB/YUV
HDMI Equalizer
Source
Audio Settings
Auto/Off/Frame Sequential/Frame
Packing/Top-Bottom/Side-by-Side
HDMI 1: Auto/1/2/3/4/5
HDMI 2: Auto/1/2/3/4/5
Mute
On/Off
Volume
0 ~ 5 ~ 10
Power On/Off Ring
Tone
On/Off
Position
H: -10 ~ 0 ~ 10/ V: -10 ~ 0 ~ 10
Phase
0 ~ Auto ~ 31
H. Size
-15 ~ 0 ~ 15
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Main menu
English
Language
Projector
Installation
Menu Settings
System
Setup: Basic
Operation Settings
Remote Receiver
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Front/Rear/Rear Ceiling/Front Ceiling
Menu Display Time
5 sec/10 sec/20 sec/30 sec/Always
Menu Position
Center/Top-Left/Top-Right/BottomRight/Bottom-Left
Reminder Message
On/Off
Direct Power On
On/Off
Signal Power On
On/Off
Auto Power Off
Disable/3 min/10 min/15 min/20 min/25
min/30 min
Blank Timer
Disable/5 min/10 min/15 min/20 min/25
min/30 min
Sleep Timer
Disable/30 min/1 hr/2 hr/3 hr/4 hr/8 hr/
12 hr
Front/Top/Front+Top/Off
Panel Key Lock
On/Off
Background Color
BenQ/Black/Blue/Purple
Splash Screen
BenQ/Black/Blue
Test Pattern
On/Off
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Main menu
Options
High Altitude
On/Off
Lamp Mode
Normal/Economic
Reset Lamp Timer
Reset/Cancel
Lamp Usage Time
Lamp Settings
Normal Mode
Lamp Timer
Economic Mode
Equivalent Lamp Hour
Security Settings
Power On Lock
On/Off
Change Password
2400/4800/9600/14400/19200/38400/
57600/115200
Baud Rate
System
Setup:
Advanced
Closed Caption
Closed Caption
Enable
On/Off
Caption Version
Network
Standby Settings
Network Settings
CC1 / CC2 / CC3 / CC4
Enable Network
Standby Mode
On/Off
Auto Disable
Network Standby
Mode
Never/20 min/1 hr/3 hr/6 hr
Monitor Out
On/Off
Audio Pass Through
Off/Audio In/Audio L/R/HDMI-2/
HDMI-1/MHL
Wired LAN
Status/DHCP/IP Address/Subnet
Mask/Default Gateway/DNS Server/
Apply
AMX Device
Discovery
On/Off
MAC Address
Reset All Settings
Reset / Cancel
Native Resolution
Detected Resolution
Source
Picture Mode
Information
Lamp Mode
3D Format
Color System
Lamp Usage Time
Firmware Version
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
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
Picture Mode
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
Reference Mode
the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 31 for details.
Adjusts the brightness of the picture. See "Adjusting Brightness" on page 32 for
Brightness
details.
Adjusts the degree of difference between dark and light in the picture. See
Contrast
"Adjusting Contrast" on page 32 for details.
Adjusts the color saturation level -- the amount of each color in a video
Color
picture. See "Adjusting Color" on page 32 for details.
Adjusts the red and green color tones of the picture. See "Adjusting Tint" on
Tint
page 32 for details.
Adjusts the picture to make it look sharper or softer. See "Adjusting Sharpness"
Sharpness
on page 32 for details.
Returns all settings in the Picture menu to the factory preset values. See
Reset Picture Settings
"Resetting the picture mode" on page 31 for details.
Renames User 1 or User 2. See "Renaming user modes" on page 31 for
Rename User Mode
details.
Picture menu (Advanced)
Function
Black Level
Noise Reduction
Color Temperature
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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
See "Color Management" on page 34 for details.
Gamma Selection
See "Selecting a Gamma setting" on page 34 for details.
Brilliant Color
See "Adjusting Brilliant Color" on page 34 for details.
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Description
Corrects the projected picture color when the projection surface is not white.
Wall Color
See "Setting a wall color" on page 38 for details.
There are several options to set the aspect ratio depending on your input
Aspect Ratio
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
Overscan Adjustment
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
2D Keystone
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.
Corner Fit
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:
3D
• 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:
• 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.
Teaching Template
See "Using the teaching templates" on page 40 for details.
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Display menu
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Source menu
Function
Quick Search
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
HDMI Format
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.
Audio Settings
Position
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.
Phase
This function is only available when the
Component or PC signal is selected.
Adjusts the horizontal width of the picture.
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This function is only available when the Component or PC signal
is selected.
Function
Language
Projector Installation
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System Setup: Basic menu
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 Settings
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
I POWER key on the projector or I ON on the remote control when the
projector is plugged in.
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Signal Power On
Sets whether to turn the projector directly on without pressing the
I POWER key on the projector or I ON on the remote control when the
projector is in standby mode and the signal is feed through the VGA cable.
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Operation Settings
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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
Remote Receiver
Panel Key Lock
Background Color
Splash Screen
Test Pattern
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
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
Lamp Settings
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
Security Settings
Baud Rate
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
Closed Caption
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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Network
Selecting On enables the function. The projector is able to provide the
network function when it is in standby mode.
Monitor Out
Standby Settings
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
Network Settings
See "Controlling the projector through a Wired LAN environment" on page 42
for details.
Returns all settings to the factory preset values.
Reset All Settings
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
Description
Native Resolution
Shows the native resolution of the input signal.
Detected Resolution
Shows the detected resolution of the input signal.
Source
Shows the current signal source.
Picture Mode
Shows the selected mode in the Picture > Picture Mode menu.
Lamp Mode
Shows the selected lamp mode in the System Setup: Advanced > Lamp
Mode menu.
3D Format
Shows the current 3D mode. Only available when 3D mode is enabled.
Color System
Shows input system format.
Lamp Usage Time
Shows the total lamp time used.
Firmware Version
Shows the current firmware version.
Using the projector
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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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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.
3. Press to highlight Lamp Timer and press MODE/ENTER. The Lamp Timer 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.
• Setting Auto Power Off
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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Lamp information
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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.
Message
Notice
Replace lamp soon
Lamp hour > XXXX hours
Order a new lamp at www.BenQ.com
Press MODE/ENTER to dismiss the message.
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.
Notice
Order a replacement lamp
Lamp hour > XXXX hours
Order a new lamp at www.BenQ.com
Press MODE/ENTER to dismiss the message.
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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•
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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Replacing the lamp
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1.
Turn the power off and disconnect the
4.
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.
Loosen the screw that hold the lamp to the
projector. Disconnect the lamp connector
from the projector.
1
2
2
1
3.
Remove the lamp cover.
5.
Lift the handle so that it is perpendicular to
the lamp. Use the handle to slowly pull the
lamp out of the projector.
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•
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.
Insert the replacement lamp. Make sure it is
pushed fully and firmly in place.
7.
Ensure the handle is fully locked in place.
Tighten the screw securing the lamp box.
2
8.
Replace the lamp cover.
9.
Tighten the screws on the lamp cover.
English
6.
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
Light
TEMP
LAMP
Off
Off
Stand-by mode.
Off
Off
Powering up.
Off
Off
Normal operation.
Off
Off
Normal power-down cooling.
Red
Flashing
Red
Flashing
Off
Off
Off
Red
Green
Off
Red
Off
Off
Orange
Scaler reset fail (video projector only)
LAN download fail
LAN download OK
Lamp Life exhausted
Off
Green
Off
Green
Burn-in ON
Burn-in OFF
Off
Off
Off
Off
Red
Orange
Flashing
POWER
Status
Power events
Orange
Green
Flashing
Green
Orange
Flashing
Red
Flashing
Red
Flashing
Red
Off
Off
Green
Download
Scaler shutdown fail (data abort)
Burn-in events
Green
Green
Lamp events
Lamp error in normal operation
Lamp is not lit up
Thermal events
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Flashing
Red
Flashing
Green
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Red
Red
Flashing
Green
Green
Flashing
Red
Red
Flashing
Red
Additional information
Off
Fan 1 error (Fan speed is +25% outside the desired speed)
Off
Fan 2 error (Fan speed is +25% outside the desired speed)
Off
Fan 3 error (Fan speed is +25% outside the desired speed)
Off
Fan 4 error (Fan speed is +25% outside the desired speed)
Off
Fan 5 error (Fan speed is +26% outside the desired speed)
Off
Fan 6 error (Fan speed is +27% outside the desired speed)
Off
Temperature 1 error (exceeding temperature limit)
Problem
The projector does
not turn on.
Cause
Remedy
There is no power from the power
cable.
Plug the power cable into the AC inlet on the
rear of the projector, and plug the power
cable into to the power outlet. If the power
outlet has a switch, make sure that it is
switched on. (See page 21.)
Attempting to turn the projector on
again during the cooling process.
Wait until the cooling down process has
completed.
The lamp cover is not securely
attached.
Correctly attach the lamp cover. (See page
61.)
Turn the video source on and check that the
The video source is not turned on or
signal cable is connected correctly. (See page
connected correctly.
17.)
No picture.
Image is unstable.
Picture is blurred.
Remote control does
not work correctly.
3D content does not
display correctly
The projector is not correctly
Check the connection. (See page 17.)
connected to the input source device.
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.
Correctly connect the cables to the
appropriate terminals. (See page 17.)
The projection lens is not correctly
focused.
Adjust the focus of the lens using the focus
ring. (See page 27.)
Adjust the projection angle and direction as
The projector and the screen are not
well as the height of this projector if
aligned properly.
necessary. (See page 27.)
The batteries are out of power.
Replace both of the batteries with new ones.
(See page 7.)
There is an obstacle between the
remote control and the projector.
Remove the obstacle. (See page 7.)
You are too far away from the
projector.
Stand within 8 meters (26.2 feet) of the
projector. (See page 7.)
The 3D glasses are out of battery.
Recharge the 3D glasses.
The settings in the 3D menu are not
set correctly.
Correctly set the settings in the 3D menu.
Your Blu-ray Disc is not in 3D
format.
Use a 3D Blu-ray Disc and try again.
The input source has not been
correctly selected.
Select the correct source with the SOURCE
key on the projector or remote control.
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Troubleshooting
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Specifications
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Optical
Projection system
Native resolution
Lens
Projection screen size
Lamp
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
Electrical
Compatibility
PC
640 x 480 to 1920 x 1080
Video
Color Space
NTSC, PAL, SECAM, YPbPr (480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p),
HDTV (720p/1080i/1080p)
Typ. = 60% NTSC
Terminals
Input
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/CB/CR + Y/PB/PR) x 1 (shared with RGB input)
Composite Video x 1
RCA Audio in x 1
PC Audio in x 1
Microphone x 1
Output
RJ45 LAN x 1
Analog RGB: D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 1
Audio out x 1
Control
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
Storage temperature
Operating/Storage humidity
Operating altitude
Storage altitude
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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)
-20°C to 60°C at sea level
10% - 90% (without condensation)
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)
411.4
267.5
118.4
Unit: mm
Ceiling mount installation
291.20
3.5
31
164.1
65.94
172.26
35.74
Ceiling mount screws: M5
(Max. L = 25 mm;
Min. L = 20 mm)
289.7
75.53
549.7
407.7
582.7
Unit: mm
205.94
135
411.88
267.5
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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
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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)
Additional information
Refresh rate
(Hz)
H. Frequency
(KHz)
Pixel Frequency
(MHz)
59.94
72.809
75
85.008
70.087
60.317
72.188
75
85.061
31.469
37.861
37.5
43.269
31.469
37.879
48.077
46.875
53.674
25.175
31.5
31.5
36
28.3221
40
50
49.5
56.25
119.854
77.425
83
60.004
70.069
75.029
84.997
48.363
56.476
60.023
68.667
65
75
78.75
94.5
119.989
97.551
115.5
75
60
64.995
60
59.87
59.81
74.934
84.88
67.5
35.82
41.467
45
47.776
49.702
62.795
71.554
108
46.996
51.419
74.25
79.5
83.5
106.5
122.5
119.909
101.563
146.25
60.02
75.025
85.024
60
85.002
60.015
59.887
59.978
60
59.954
63.981
79.976
91.146
60
85.938
47.712
55.935
65.317
75
65.29
108
135
157.5
108
148.5
85.5
106.5
121.75
162
146.25
59.95
74.038
154
1920 x 1080@60Hz
1920 x 1200@60Hz
640 x 480@67Hz
66.667
35
30.24
832 x 624@75Hz
74.546
49.722
57.28
1024 x 768@75Hz
74.93
60.241
80
1152 x 870@75Hz
75.06
68.68
100
60
67.5
148.5
59.95
74.038
154
1920 x 1080_60
(Reduce Blanking)
1920 x 1200_60
(Reduce Blanking)
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640 x 480@67Hz
(MAC13)
832 x 624@75Hz
(MAC16)
1024 x 768@75Hz
(MAC19)
1152 x 870@75Hz
(MAC21)
* 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
720 (1440) x 480*
59.94
15.73
27
480p
720 x 480*
59.94
31.47
27
576i
720 (1440) x 576
50
15.63
27
576p
720 x 576
50
31.25
27
720/50p
1280 x 720**
50
37.5
74.25
720/60p
1280 x 720***
60
45
74.25
1080/50i
1920 x 1080****
50
28.13
74.25
1080/60i
1920 x 1080****
60
33.75
74.25
1080/24P
1920 x 1080**
24
27
74.25
1080/25P
1920 x 1080
25
28.13
74.25
1080/30P
1920 x 1080
30
33.75
74.25
1080/50P
1920 x 1080*****
50
56.25
148.5
1080/60P
1920 x 1080*****
60
67.5
148.5
* Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
** 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.
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Supported timing for EDTV and HDTV (via Component inputs)
Format
Resolution
Refresh rate (Hz)
H. Freq. (KHz)
Pixel Freq. (MHz)
480i
720 x 480*
59.94
15.73
13.5
480p
720 x 480*
59.94
31.47
27
576i
720 x 576
50
15.63
13.5
576p
720 x 576
50
31.25
27
720/50p
1280 x 720
50
37.5
74.25
720/60p
1280 x 720*
60
45
74.25
1080/50i
1920 x 1080
50
28.13
74.25
1080/60i
1920 x 1080
60
33.75
74.25
1080/24P
1920 x 1080
24
27
74.25
1080/25P
1920 x 1080
25
28.13
74.25
1080/30P
1920 x 1080
30
33.75
74.25
1080/50P
1920 x 1080
50
56.25
148.5
1080/60P
1920 x 1080
60
67.5
148.5
* Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
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Format
Refresh rate (Hz)
H. Freq. (KHz)
Pixel Freq. (MHz)
NTSC*
60
15.73
3.58
NTSC 4.43
60
15.73
4.43
PAL-B/D/G/H/I/N
50
15.63
4.43
PAL M
60
15.73
3.58
PAL N
50
15.63
3.58
PAL 60
60
15.73
4.43
SECAM
50
15.63
4.25/4.41
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Supported timing for Video and S-Video input
Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
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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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