MP511 Digital Projector Mainstream Series User

MP511 Digital Projector
Mainstream Series
User Manual
Welcome
Table of contents
Important safety instructions .................................... 5
Introduction ............................................................... 9
Projector features .................................................................9
Shipping contents ...............................................................10
Standard accessories ..................................................................................... 10
Optional accessories ..................................................................................... 10
Projector exterior view........................................................11
Front/upper side ........................................................................................... 11
Rear side ........................................................................................................ 11
Under view .................................................................................................... 11
Controls and functions .......................................................12
Projector ....................................................................................................... 12
Remote control.............................................................................................. 14
Positioning your projector....................................... 16
Choosing a location ...........................................................16
Obtaining a preferred projected image size.......................17
How to determine the position of the projector for a given screen size ... 18
How to determine the recommended screen size for a given distance ..... 18
Connection ............................................................... 20
Connecting a computer .....................................................20
Connecting Video source devices ......................................21
Connecting a Component Video source device .......................................... 22
Connecting an S-Video or a composite Video source device..................... 23
Operation.................................................................. 24
Start up ...............................................................................24
Utilizing the power-on lock function ................................25
Setting a password ........................................................................................ 25
If you forget the password ........................................................................... 25
Entering the password recall procedure....................................................... 26
Changing the password ................................................................................ 26
Disabling the power-on lock function ........................................................ 26
Switching input signal ........................................................27
Adjusting the projected image............................................28
Adjusting the projection angle .................................................................... 28
Auto-adjusting the image ............................................................................ 28
Fine-tuning the image size and clarity ........................................................ 28
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Correcting keystone...................................................................................... 29
Magnifying and searching for details
on the projected picture .................................................... 29
Selecting the aspect ratio ................................................... 30
Optimizing the image......................................................... 31
Selecting a picture mode ............................................................................. 31
Using Wall Color ......................................................................................... 32
Fine-tuning the image quality in user modes ............................................. 32
Setting the presentation timer .......................................... 34
Hiding the image ............................................................... 35
Locking control keys ......................................................... 36
Freezing the image ............................................................. 36
Utilizing FAQ function ...................................................... 37
Operating in a high altitude environment ....................... 37
Personalizing the projector menu display......................... 38
Shutting down the projector ............................................. 38
Menu operation.................................................................. 39
Menu system ................................................................................................ 39
Using the menus ........................................................................................... 42
Display menu ................................................................................................ 43
Picture menu................................................................................................. 44
Source menu ................................................................................................. 45
System setup: Basic menu ........................................................................... 45
System setup: Advanced menu .................................................................... 46
Information menu ........................................................................................ 48
Maintenance............................................................. 49
Care of the projector ......................................................... 49
Cleaning the lens .......................................................................................... 49
Cleaning the projector case ......................................................................... 49
Storing the projector .................................................................................... 49
Transporting the projector .......................................................................... 49
Lamp information .............................................................. 50
Calculation of lamp hour ............................................................................ 50
Warning message ......................................................................................... 50
Replacing the lamp ...................................................................................... 51
Temperature information ........................................................................... 53
Indicators ...................................................................................................... 54
Troubleshooting....................................................... 56
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Specifications............................................................ 57
Projector specifications ......................................................57
Timing chart........................................................................58
Warranty and Copyright information .................... 59
Regulation statements.............................................. 60
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Important safety instructions
Your BenQ 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.
Safety Instructions
1.
Please read this manual before you
operate your projector. Save it for
future reference.
2.
Do not look straight at the projector
lens during operation. The intense
light beam may damage your eyes.
3.
Refer servicing to qualified service
personnel.
4.
Always open the lens shutter or
remove the lens cap when the
projector lamp is on.
5.
In some countries, the line voltage is
NOT stable. This projector is designed
to operate safely within a mains
voltage between 100 to 240 volts AC,
but could fail if power cuts or surges
of ±10 volts occur. In areas where the
mains voltage may fluctuate or cut
out, it is recommended that you
connect your projector through a
power stabilizer, surge protector or
uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
6.
Do not block the projection lens with
any objects when the projector is
under operation as this could cause
the objects to become heated and
deformed or even cause a fire. To
temporarily turn off the lamp, press
BLANK on the projector or remote
control.
Important safety instructions
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Safety Instructions (Continued)
7.
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The lamp becomes extremely hot
during operation. Allow the
projector to cool for approximately
45 minutes prior to removing the
lamp assembly for replacement.
8.
Do not operate lamps beyond the
rated lamp life. Excessive operation
of lamps beyond the rated life could
cause them to break on rare
occasions.
9.
Never replace the lamp assembly or
any electronic components unless
the projector is unplugged.
Important safety instructions
10.
Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, or table. The
product may fall, sustaining serious
damage.
11.
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.
Under no circumstances should you
ever undo or remove any other
covers. Refer servicing only to
suitably qualified professional
service personnel.
Safety Instructions (Continued)
12.
Do not place this projector in any of the 13. Do not block the ventilation holes.
- Do not place this projector on a blanket,
following environments.
bedding or any other soft surface.
- Do not cover this projector with a cloth or
any other item.
- Do not place inflammables near the
projector.
- 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 rolled up.
- Locations where excessive humidity, dust,
or cigarette smoke may contaminate
optical components, shortening the
projector's life span and darkening the
image.
14.
If the ventilation holes are seriously
obstructed, overheating inside the
projector may result in a fire.
Always place the projector on a level,
horizontal surface during operation.
- 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.
Using the projector when it is not fully
horizontal may cause a malfunction of, or
damage to, the lamp.
- Locations near fire alarms
- Locations with an ambient temperature
above 40°C / 104°F
- Locations where the altitudes are higher
than 3000 m (10000 feet).
15.
3000 m
(10000
feet)
Do not stand the projector on end
vertically. Doing so may cause the
projector to fall over, causing injury or
resulting in damage to the projector.
0m
(0 feet)
Important safety instructions
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Safety Instructions (Continued)
16.
Do not step on the projector or place
any objects upon it. Besides probable
physical damage to the projector, doing
so may result in accidents and possible
injury.
17.
Do not place liquids near or on the
projector. Liquids spilled into the
projector may cause it to fail. If the
projector does become wet, disconnect
it from the power supply's wall socket
and call BenQ to have the projector
serviced.
18.
This product is capable of displaying
inverted images for ceiling mount
installation.
Use only BenQ's Ceiling Mount Kit for
mounting the projector and ensure it is
securely installed.
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Important safety instructions
Ceiling mounting the projector
19.
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 possible
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.
When the projector is under operation,
you may sense some heated air and
odor from its ventilation grill. It is a
normal phenomenon and not a
product defect.
Introduction
Projector features
The projector integrates high-performance optical engine projection and a user-friendly
design to deliver high reliability and ease of use.
The projector offers the following features.
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Wall color correction allowing projection on surfaces of several predefined colors
Quick auto search speeding up the signal detecting process.
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Selectable password protected function
Compact and portable unit
One-key auto-adjustment to display the best picture quality
Digital keystone correction to correct distorted images
Adjustable color balance control for data/video display
Ability to display 16.7 million colors
Multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) menus
Switchable normal and Economic modes to reduce the power consumption
Component HDTV compatibility
Up to 11 sets of picture modes providing multiple choices for different projection
purposes
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The apparent brightness of the projected image will vary depending on the ambient
lighting conditions, selected input source contrast/brightness settings, and is directly
proportional to projection distance.
•
The lamp brightness will decline over time and may vary within the lamp manufacturers
specifications. This is normal and expected behavior.
Introduction
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Shipping contents
The projector is shipped with the cables required for connection to a PC or video
equipment. Carefully unpack and verify that you have all of the items shown below. If any of
these items are missing, please contact your place of purchase.
Standard accessories
The supplied accessories will be suitable for your region, and may differ from those
illustrated.
Projector
Quick start guide User manual CD
Remote control with batteries
User manual
Power cord
Warranty Card*
Safety manual*
VGA cable
*The warranty card and safety manual are only supplied in some specific regions. Please
consult your dealer for detailed information.
Optional accessories
1.
2.
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Spare lamp kit
Ceiling mount kit
Introduction
3.
4.
Presentation Plus
Soft carry case
Projector exterior view
Front/upper side
1.
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2
6
7
3
8
4
9
5
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
External control panel
(See "Projector" on page 12 for
details.)
Vent (heated air exhaust)
Projection lens
Quick-release button
Lens cap
Focus ring
Kensington anti-theft lock slot
Vent (cool air intake)
Front IR remote sensor
Rear side
See "Connection" on page 20 for details.
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10
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Rear adjuster foot
AC power cord inlet
Rear IR remote sensor
USB socket (for servicing)
RS232 control port
15.
16.
17.
RGB (PC)/Component video (YPbPr/
YCbCr) signal input socket
Video input socket
S-Video input socket
Under view
18.
19.
20.
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19
Quick-release foot
Lamp cover
Ceiling mounting screw holes
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20
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Introduction
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Controls and functions
Projector
1
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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3
8
9
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5
6
7
10
11
12
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6.
Focus ring
Adjusts the focus of the projected image.
See "Fine-tuning the image size and
clarity" on page 28 for details.
Temperature warning light
Lights up red if the projector's
temperature becomes too high. See
"Indicators" on page 54 for details.
7.
Power indicator light
Lights up or flashes when the projector is
under operation. See "Indicators" on page
54 for details.
Power
Toggles the projector on or off.
See "Start up" on page 24 and "Shutting
8.
down the projector" on page 38 for
details.
Left/BLANK
Used to hide the screen image. To restore
the image, press any button on the
projector or remote control. See "Hiding
9.
the image" on page 35 for details.
Introduction
MENU/Exit
Turns on the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu.
Goes back to previous OSD menu, exits
and saves menu settings.
See "Using the menus" on page 42 for
details.
MODE/Enter
Depending upon which input signal is
selected, selects an available picture setup
mode. See "Selecting a picture mode" on
page 31 for details.
Enacts the selected On-Screen Display
(OSD) menu item. See "Using the menus"
on page 42 for details.
Keystone/Arrow buttons ( / Up,
/
Down)
Manually corrects distorted images
resulting from an angled projection. See
"Correcting keystone" on page 29 for
details.
Lamp indicator light
Indicates the status of the lamp. Lights up
or flashes when the lamp has developed a
problem. See "Indicators" on page 54 for
details.
10.
11.
12.
AUTO
Automatically determines the best
picture timings for the displayed
image. See "Auto-adjusting the image"
on page 28 for details.
Right/Panel Key Lock
Activates panel key lock. See "Locking
control keys" on page 36 for details.
When the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu is activated, the #5, #8 and #11
buttons are used as directional arrows
to select the desired menu items and to
make adjustments. See "Using the
menus" on page 42 for details.
SOURCE
Sequentially selects the input signal DSub/Comp. (Component Video),
Video, or S-Video. See "Switching
input signal" on page 27 for details.
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Remote control
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7
2
8
3
9
4
10
11
7
8.
12
5
13
9.
1.
Power
Toggles the projector on or off.
See "Start up" on page 24 and "Shutting
down the projector" on page 38 for details.
2.
10.
Freeze
Freezes the projected image. See "Freezing
the image" on page 36 for details.
3.
Left/
Starts the FAQ function. See "Utilizing
11.
FAQ function" on page 37 for details.
BLANK
Used to hide the screen image. To restore
the image, press any button on the
projector or remote control. See "Hiding
the image" on page 35 for details.
DIGITAL ZOOM buttons (+, -)
Magnifies or reduces the projected image 12.
size. See "Magnifying and searching for
details on the projected picture" on page
29 for details.
MENU/Exit
Turns on the On-Screen Display (OSD)
13.
menu.
Goes back to previous OSD menu, exits
and saves menu settings.
4.
5.
6.
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7.
Introduction
See "Using the menus" on page 42 for
details.
Keystone/Arrow buttons ( / Up,
/
Down)
Manually corrects distorted images
resulting from an angled projection. See
"Correcting keystone" on page 29 for
details.
AUTO
Automatically determines the best picture
timings for the displayed image. See
"Auto-adjusting the image" on page 28 for
details.
Right/
Activates panel key lock. See "Locking
control keys" on page 36 for details.
When the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu is activated, the #3, #7 and #9
buttons are used as directional arrows to
select the desired menu items and to
make adjustments. See "Using the menus"
on page 42 for details.
SOURCE
Sequentially selects the input signal DSub/Comp. (Component Video), Video,
or S-Video. See "Switching input signal"
on page 27 for details.
MODE/Enter
Depending upon which input signal is
selected, selects an available picture setup
mode. See "Selecting a picture mode" on
page 31 for details.
Enacts the selected On-Screen Display
(OSD) menu item. See "Using the menus"
on page 42 for details.
Timer On
Activates or displays an on-screen timer
based on your own timer setting. See
"Setting the presentation timer" on page
34 for details.
Timer Setup
Enters presentation timer setting directly.
See "Setting the presentation timer" on
page 34 for details.
Remote control effective range
Infra-Red (IR) remote control sensors are located on the front and the back of the projector.
The remote control must be held at an angle within 30 degrees perpendicular to the
projector's IR remote control sensors to function correctly. The distance between the remote
control and the sensors should be from 1 to 8 meters.
Make sure that there are no obstacles between the remote control and the IR sensors on the
projector that might obstruct the infra-red beam.
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Replacing the remote control battery
1.
Pull out the battery holder.
Please follow the illustrated instructions. Push
and hold the locking arm whilst pulling out the
battery holder.
2.
3.
Insert the new battery in the holder.
Note the positive polarity should face
outward.
Push the holder into the remote control.
•
Avoid excessive heat and humidity.
•
There may be battery damage if the battery is incorrectly replaced.
•
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the battery manufacturer.
•
Dispose of the used battery according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
•
Never throw a battery into a fire. There may be danger of an explosion.
•
If the battery is dead or if you will not be using the remote control for a long time, remove
the battery to prevent damage to the remote control from possible battery leakage.
Introduction
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Positioning your projector
Choosing a location
Your projector is designed to be installed in one of four possible installation locations:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Table in front of screen;
Ceiling in front of screen;
Table at rear of screen;
Ceiling at rear of screen.
1.
Front Table
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.
2.
Front Ceiling
Select this location with the projector suspended
upside-down from the ceiling in front of the screen.
Purchase the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mounting Kit
from your dealer to mount your projector on the
ceiling.
Set Front Ceiling in the System Setup: Basic >
Projector Position menu after you turn the projector on.
3.
Rear Table
Select this location with the projector placed near the
floor behind the screen.
Note that a special rear projection screen is required.
Set Rear Table in the System Setup: Basic > Projector
Position menu after you turn the projector on.
4.
Rear Ceiling
Select this location with the projector suspended
upside-down from the ceiling behind the screen.
Note that a special rear projection screen and the
BenQ Projector Ceiling Mounting Kit are required for
this installation location.
Set Rear Ceiling in the System Setup: Basic >
Projector Position menu after you turn the projector on.
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.
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Positioning your projector
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 native resolution of the projector is 800 x 600 pixels, which is a 4 to 3 aspect ratio
(expressed as 4:3). To be able to project a complete 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio image, the
projector can resize and scale a widescreen image to the projector's native aspect width. This
will result in a proportionally smaller height equivalent to 75% of the projector's native
aspect height.
4:3 aspect image in a 4:3 aspect display area
16:9 aspect image scaled to a 4:3 aspect
display area
Thus, a 16:9 aspect image will not utilize 25% of the height of a 4:3 aspect image displayed
by this projector. This will be seen as darkened (unlit) bars along the top and bottom
(vertical 12.5% height respectively) of the 4:3 projection display area whenever displaying a
scaled 16:9 aspect image in the vertical center of the 4:3 projection display area.
When determining the position of your projector, you should consider its intended use and
input signal aspect ratios. All inputs (other than composite Video being fed a 16:9 aspect
signal) will display in a 4:3 aspect ratio (and will require an additional 33% display height
than that of the scaled 16:9 aspect image projection area).
IMPORTANT: Do not select a permanent projector position based upon a 16:9 projection if you
will ever need to select an input (other than composite Video being fed a 16:9 aspect signal).
The projector should always be placed horizontally level (like flat on a table), and positioned
directly perpendicular (90° right-angle square) to the horizontal center of the screen. This
prevents image distortion caused by angled projections (or projecting onto angled surfaces).
The modern digital projector does not project directly forward (like older style reel-to-reel
film projectors did). Instead, digital projectors are designed to project at a slightly upward
angle above the horizontal plane of the projector. This is so that they can be readily placed
on a table and will project forward and upwards onto a screen positioned so that the bottom
edge of the screen is above the level of the table (and everyone in the room can see the
screen).
If the projector is mounted on a ceiling, it must be mounted upside-down so that it projects
at a slightly downward angle.
You can see from the diagram on page 19, that this type of projection causes the bottom edge
of the projected image to be vertically offset from the horizontal plane of the projector.
When ceiling mounted, this refers to the top edge of the projected image.
If the projector is positioned further away from the screen, the projected image size
increases, and the vertical offset also increases proportionately.
When determining the position of the screen and projector, you will need to account for
both the projected image size and the vertical offset dimension, which are directly
proportional to the projection distance.
BenQ has provided a table of 4:3-aspect-ratio screen sizes to assist you in determining the
ideal location for your projector. There are two dimensions to consider, the perpendicular
horizontal distance from the center of the screen (projection distance), and the vertical
offset height of the projector from the horizontal edge of the screen (offset).
Positioning your projector
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How to determine the position of the projector for a given
screen size
1.
2.
Select your screen size.
Refer to the table and find the closest match to your screen size in the left columns
labelled "4:3 Screen Diagonal". Using this value, look across this row to the right to
find the corresponding average distance from screen value in the column labelled
"Recommended projection distance from screen in mm". This is the projection
distance.
3.
On that same row, look across to the right column and make note of the vertical Offset
value. This will determine the final vertical offset placement of the projector in
relation to the edge of the screen.
4.
The recommended position for the projector is aligned perpendicular to the
horizontal center of the screen, at the distance from the screen determined in step 2
above, and offset by the value determined in step 3 above.
For example, if you are using a 120 inch screen, the average projection distance is 4800 mm
and with a vertical offset of 183 mm.
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 keystone" on
page 29 for details.
How to determine the recommended screen size for a
given distance
This method can be used for situations where you have purchased this projector and would
like to know what screen size will fit in your room.
The maximum screen size is limited by the physical space available in your room.
1.
Measure the distance between the projector and where you want to position the
screen. This is the projection distance.
2.
Refer to the table and find the closest match to your measurement in the column
labelled "Recommended projection distance from screen in mm".
3.
Using this value, look across that row to the left to find the corresponding screen
diagonal listed in that row. That is the projected image size of the projector at that
projection distance.
4.
On that same row, look across to the right column and make note of the vertical Offset
value. This will determine the final placement of the screen in relation to the
horizontal plane of the projector.
For example, if your measured projection distance was 4.5 m (4500mm), the closest match
in the "Recommended projection distance from screen in mm" column is 4320 mm.
Looking across this row shows that a 9' (108'') screen is required. If you can only obtain a
metric sized screen, the screen size is 2743 mm diagonally.
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Positioning your projector
4:3 Screen Diagonal
Screen
Center of lens
Offset
Projection distance
4:3 Screen Diagonal
Feet
Inches
mm
2.5
3
30
36
4
48
5
6
60
72
7
8
84
96
9
108
10
120
12
144
15
180
16.7
200
762
914
1000
1219
1500
1524
1829
2000
2134
2438
2500
2743
3000
3048
3500
3658
4000
4572
5000
5080
Recommended projection distance Vertical Offset in mm
from screen in mm
1200
1440
1575
1920
2362
2400
2880
3149
3360
3840
3937
4320
4724
4800
5512
5760
6299
7200
7874
8000
46
55
60
73
88
91
110
120
128
146
150
165
180
183
209
219
239
274
299
305
There is 3% tolerance among these numbers due to optical component variations. BenQ
recommends that if you intend to permanently install the projector, you should physically test
the projection size and distance using the actual projector in situ before you permanently
install it, so as to make allowance for this projector's optical characteristics. This will help you
determine the exact mounting position so that it best suits your installation location.
Positioning your projector
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Connection
When connecting a signal source to the projector, be sure to:
1.
2.
3.
Turn all equipment off before making any connections.
Use the correct signal cables for each source.
Ensure the cables are firmly inserted.
In the connections shown below, some cables may not be included with the projector (see
"Shipping contents" on page 10). They are commercially available from electronics stores.
Connecting a computer
The projector provides a VGA input socket that allows you to connect it to a laptop or
desktop computer.
To connect the projector to a laptop or desktop computer:
1.
Take the supplied VGA cable and connect one end to the D-Sub output socket of the
computer.
2.
Connect the other end of the VGA cable to the D-SUB signal input socket on the
projector.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
Laptop or desktop computer
VGA cable
Many notebooks do not turn on their external video ports when connected to a projector.
Usually a key combo 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 notebook. Press
FN and the labeled function key simultaneously. Refer to your notebook's documentation to
find your notebook's key combination.
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Connection
Connecting Video source devices
You can connect your projector to various Video source devices that provide any one of the
following output sockets:
• Component Video
• S-Video
• Video (composite)
You need only connect the projector to a Video source device using just one of the above
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:
Best video quality
The best available video connection method is Component Video (not to be confused with
composite Video). Digital TV tuner and DVD players output Component Video natively, so
if available on your devices, this should be your connection method of choice in preference
to (composite) Video.
See "Connecting a Component Video source device" on page 22 for how to connect the
projector to a component video device.
Better video quality
The S-Video method provides a better quality analog video than standard composite Video.
If you have both composite Video and S-Video output terminals on your Video source
device, you should elect to use the S-Video option.
See "Connecting an S-Video or a composite Video source device" on page 23 for how to
connect the projector to an S-Video device.
Least video quality
Composite Video is an analog video and will result in a perfectly acceptable, but less than
optimal result from your projector, being the least video quality of the available methods
described here.
See "Connecting an S-Video or a composite Video source device" on page 23 for how to
connect the projector to a composite Video device.
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Connecting a Component Video source device
Examine your Video source device to determine if it has a set of unused Component Video
output sockets available:
•
•
If so, you can continue with this procedure.
If not, you will need to reassess which method you can use to connect to the device.
To connect the projector to a Component Video source device:
1.
Take a Component Video to VGA (D-Sub) adaptor cable and connect the end with 3
RCA type connectors to the Component Video output sockets of the Video source
device. Match the color of the plugs to the color of the sockets; green to green, blue to
blue, and red to red.
2.
Connect the other end of the Component Video to VGA (D-Sub) adaptor cable (with
a D-Sub type connector) to the D-SUB socket on the projector.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
A/V device
Component Video to
VGA (D-Sub) adaptor
cable
If you connect the projector to a High Definition TV (HDTV) tuner, the following standards
are supported:
•
•
•
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480i
576i
720p (50/ 60 Hz)
•
•
•
480p
576p
1080i (50/ 60 Hz)
•
Component Video is the only video output that delivers native 16:9 aspect ratio picture.
•
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct
video source has been selected, check that the Video source device is turned on and
operating correctly. Also check that the signal cables have been connected correctly.
Connection
Connecting an S-Video or a composite Video source
device
Examine your Video source device to determine if it has an unused S-Video output socket
available:
•
•
If so, you can continue with this procedure.
If not, you will need to reassess which method you can use to connect to the device.
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 an S-Video or composite
Video connection as this makes an unnecessary second connection of poorer picture quality.
You need only connect using a composite Video connection if both Component Video and SVideo are not supplied on the video source device (for example, with some analog video
cameras).
See "Connecting Video source devices" on page 21 for details.
To connect the projector to an S-Video source device:
1.
Take an S-Video cable/Video cable and connect one end to the S-Video/Video output
socket of the Video source device.
2.
Connect the other end of the S-Video cable/Video Cable to the S-VIDEO/VIDEO
socket on the projector.
The final connection path should be like that shown in the following diagram:
A/V device
Video cable or
S-Video cable
If the selected video picture is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct
video source has been selected, check that the Video source device is turned on and
operating correctly. Also check that the signal cables have been connected correctly.
Connection
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Operation
Start up
1.
Plug the power cord into the projector and into
a wall socket. Turn on the wall socket switch
(where fitted). Check that the Power indicator
on the projector lights orange after power has
been applied.
The power cable used in the illustration may look
different to the power cable type used in your region.
Use only the power cable as supplied with the
projector, and which is suitable for your region.
2.
Remove the lens cover. If it is closed, it could become
deformed due to the heat produced by the projection
lamp.
PUSH
3.
Press
Power on the projector or
remote control to start the projector.
The Power indicator light flashes green
and stays green when the projector is
on.
The start up procedure takes about 30
seconds. In the later stage of start up, a
startup logo is projected.
(If necessary) Rotate the focus ring to
adjust the picture clarity.
If the projector is still hot from previous activity, it will run the cooling fan for approximately
120 seconds before energizing the lamp.
4.
5.
6.
If you are prompted for a password, press the arrow buttons to enter a six digit
password. See "Utilizing the power-on lock function" on page 25 for details.
Switch all of the connected equipment on.
The projector will start to search for input signals. The current input source being
scanned displays in the upper left corner of the screen. If the projector doesn't detect a
valid signal, the 'No Signal' message will continue displaying until an input source
signal is found.
You can also press SOURCE on the projector or remote control to select your desired
input signal. See "Switching input signal" on page 27 for details.
If the frequency/resolution of the input signal exceeds the projector's operating range, you will
see the message 'Out of Range' displayed on a blank screen. Please change to an input signal
which is compatible with the projector's resolution or set the input signal to a lower setting.
See "Timing chart" on page 58 for details.
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Operation
Utilizing the power-on lock 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. For details of the OSD menu operation, please refer to "Using the
menus" on page 42.
WARNING: You will be inconvenienced if you activate the power-on lock 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, the projector cannot be used unless the correct password is
entered every time the projector is started.
1.
2.
3.
Open the OSD menu and go to SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security Settings. Press
MODE/Enter. Highlight Power On Lock and select On by pressing Left or
Right.
A prompt will display on the screen.
As pictured to the right, the four arrow
INPUT PASSWORD
buttons ( Up,
Right, Down,
Left) respectively represent 4 digits
(1, 2, 3, 4). According to the password
you desire to set, press the arrow
buttons to enter six digits for the
password.
Once the password is set, the OSD
menu returns to the Security Settings
MENU Back
page.
IMPORTANT: The digits being input will display 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.
To leave the OSD menu, press MENU/Exit.
If you forget the password
If the password function is activated, you will be asked
to enter the six digit password every time you turn on
Password Error
the projector. If you enter the wrong password, the
Please try again.
password error message as pictured to the right displays
lasting for three seconds, and the INPUT PASSWORD
message follows. You can retry by entering another sixdigit 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 26 for details.
If you enter an incorrect password 5 times in succession, the projector will automatically
shut down in a short time.
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Entering the password recall procedure
Press and hold AUTO on the projector or remote
control for 3 seconds. The projector will display a
coded number on the screen. Write down the
number and turn off your projector. 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 with the BenQ
Customer Center.
Recall code:
0212
MENU Exit
Changing the password
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security Settings >
Change Password menu.
Press MODE/Enter. the message 'INPUT CURRENT PASSWORD' displays.
Enter the old password.
i. If the password is correct, another message 'INPUT NEW PASSWORD' displays.
ii. If the password is incorrect, the password error message displays lasting for three
seconds, and the message 'INPUT CURRENT PASSWORD' displays for your
retry. You can press MENU/Exit to cancel the change or try another password.
Enter a new password.
IMPORTANT: The digits being input will display 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.
5.
6.
7.
Confirm the new password by re-entering the new password.
You have successfully assigned a new password to
the projector. Remember to enter the new
Password Changed
password next time the projector is started.
To leave the OSD menu, press MENU/Exit.
Disabling the power-on lock function
To disable password protection, go back to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security
Settings > Power On Lock menu after opening the OSD menu system. Select Off by pressing
Left or Right. The message 'INPUT PASSWORD' displays. Enter the current
password.
i. If the password is correct, the OSD menu returns to the Security Settings page
with 'Off' shown in the row of Password. You will not have to enter the password
next time when turning on the projector.
ii. If the password is incorrect, the password error message displays lasting for three
seconds, and the message 'INPUT PASSWORD' displays 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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Operation
Switching input signal
The projector can be connected to multiple devices at the same time. However, it can only
display one full screen at a time.
Please decide if you want to activate the quick auto search function by performing the
following steps.
1.
2.
3.
4.
•
•
•
Press MENU/Exit on the projector or remote control to turn on the OSD menu.
Go to SOURCE > Quick Auto Search menu.
Press
Left or Right on the projector or remote control to select On or Off.
Press MENU/Exit to exit and save the settings.
After activating Quick Auto Search, the
projector will perform automatic source
search once you press SOURCE on the
projector or remote control.
i. Press SOURCE on the projector or
remote control. A source selection
bar displays.
ii. Press Up or Down until your
desired signal is selected and press
MODE/Enter.
iii. The projector will start automatic
D-Sub / Comp.
source search by detecting your
selected signal first.
Video
iv. The information of the first
detected source will display at the
S-Video
upper left corner of the screen for 2
seconds.
If you turn off Quick Auto Search, you can manually cycle through the available input
sources by performing the following steps.
i. Press SOURCE on the projector or remote control. A source selection bar
displays.
ii. Press Up or Down until your desired signal is selected and press MODE/
Enter.
iii. Once detected, the selected source information will display at the upper left
corner of the screen for 2 seconds. If there is multiple equipment connected to
the projector, you can press the button again to search for another signal.
The brightness level of the projected image will change accordingly when you switch
between different input signals. Data (graphic) "PC" presentations using mostly static
images are generally brighter than "Video" using mostly moving images (movies).
The input signal type effects the options available for the Picture Mode. See "Selecting a
picture mode" on page 31 for details.
•
The native display resolution of this projector is SVGA 800x600 in a 4:3 aspect ratio. For
best display picture results, you should select and use an input source which outputs at
this resolution. Any other resolutions will be scaled by the projector depending upon the
'aspect ratio' setting, which may cause some image distortion or loss of picture clarity.
See "Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 30 for details.
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Adjusting the projected image
Adjusting the projection angle
The projector is equipped with 1 quick-release adjuster foot and 1 rear adjuster foot. These
adjusters change the image height and projection angle. To adjust the projector:
1.
Press the quick-release button and
lift the front of the projector. Once
the image is positioned where you
want it, release the quick-release
button to lock the foot in position.
Do not look into the lens while the lamp is
on. The strong light from the lamp may
cause damage to your eyes.
2.
Screw the rear adjuster foot to fine
tune the horizontal angle.
To retract the foot, hold up the projector
while pressing the quick-release button, then slowly lower the projector. Screw the rear
adjuster foot in a reverse direction.
If the projector is not placed on a flat surface or the screen and the projector are not
perpendicular to each other, the projected image becomes trapezoidal. To correct this
situation, adjust the value of Keystone in the DISPLAY menu, on the projector control panel,
or remote control. See "Correcting keystone" on page 29 for details.
Auto-adjusting the image
In some cases, you may need to optimize the
picture quality. To do this, press AUTO on the
projector or remote control. Within 3
seconds, the built-in Intelligent Auto
Adjustment function will re-adjust the values
of Frequency and Clock to provide the best
picture quality.
The current source information will be
displayed in the upper left corner of the screen
for 3 seconds.
The screen will be blank while AUTO is functioning.
Fine-tuning the image size and clarity
If needed, sharpen the picture by rotating the focus ring.
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Operation
Correcting keystone
Keystoning refers to the situation where the projected image is noticeably wider at either the
top or bottom. It occurs when the projector is not perpendicular to the screen.
To correct this, besides adjusting the height of the projector, you will need to manually
correct it following ONE of these steps.
1.
Press
or
on the control panel of the
projector or remote control to display the
status bar labelled Keystone. Press
to
correct keystoning at the top of the image.
Press
to correct keystoning at the
bottom of the image.
2.
Press MENU/Exit on the projector or remote
control. Go to DISPLAY > Keystone and
adjust the values by pressing
or
on the projector or remote control.
For example,
Keystone
Keystone
•
Press
control.
•
Press
on the projector or remote
control when you are in the Picture >
Keystone menu.
0
on the projector or remote
•
Press
control.
•
Press
on the projector or remote
control when you are in the Picture >
Keystone menu.
Keystone
-6
Keystone
+6
on the projector or remote
0
Magnifying and searching for details on the
projected picture
If you need to find the details on the projected picture, magnify the picture. Use the
direction arrow keys for navigating the picture.
• Using the remote control
1.
Press D. ZOOM + to display the Zoom bar. The center of the
picture will be magnified when the key is pressed again. Press
the key repeatedly until the picture size is suitable for your
need.
2.
Use the directional arrows ( , , , ) on the projector
or remote control to navigate the picture.
The picture can only be navigated after the picture is magnified. You
can further magnify the picture while searching for details.
3.
To restore the picture to its original size, press AUTO. You can
also press D. ZOOM -. When the key is pressed again, the picture is further reduced
until it is restored to the original size.
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• Using the OSD menu
Press MENU/Exit and then press
1.
Left or
Right until the Display menu is
highlighted.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Press Down to highlight Digital Zoom.
Press MODE/Enter and press Up to magnify the picture to a desired size.
Press MODE/Enter to activate the Pan functionality.
Use the directional arrows ( , , , ) on the projector or remote control to
navigate the picture.
To reduce size of the picture, press MODE/Enter to switch back to the zoom in/out
functionality, and press AUTO to restore the picture to its original size. You can also
press Down repeatedly until it is restored to the original size.
Selecting the aspect ratio
The 'aspect ratio' is the ratio of the image width to the image height. Most analog TV and
computers are in 4:3 ratio, which is the default for this projector, and digital TV and DVDs
are usually in 16:9 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.
You can change the projected image ratio (no matter what aspect the source is) by entering
DISPLAY > Aspect Ratio. Select an aspect ratio to suit the format of the video signal and
your display requirements. There are four aspect ratios available:
In the pictures below, the black portions are inactive areas and the white portions are active
areas.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Auto: Scales an image proportionally to fit the projector's native
resolution in its horizontal width. This is suitable for the incoming
image which is either in 4:3 nor 16:9 and you want to make most use
of the screen without altering the image's aspect ratio.
Real: The image is projected as its original resolution, and resized to
fit within the display area. For input signals with lower resolutions,
the projected image will display smaller than if resized to full screen.
You could adjust the zoom setting or move the projector towards the
screen to increase the image size if necessary. You may also need to
refocus the projector after making these adjustments.
4:3: Scales an image so that it is displayed in the center of the screen
with a 4:3 aspect ratio. This is most suitable for 4:3 images like
computer monitors, standard definition TV and 4:3 aspect DVD
movies, as it displays them without aspect alteration.
16:9: Scales an image so that it is displayed in the center of the screen
with a 16:9 aspect ratio. This is most suitable for images which are
already in a 16:9 aspect, like high definition TV, as it displays them
without aspect alteration.
16:9 aspect ratio is only sourced through the Component Video input when
being fed an appropriate 16:9 aspect signal. See "Connecting a Component Video source
device" on page 22 and "Obtaining a preferred projected image size" on page 17 for details.
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Operation
Optimizing the image
Selecting a picture mode
The projector is preset with several predefined
picture modes so that you can choose one to suit
your operating environment and input source
picture type.
To select a operation mode that suits your need,
you can follow one of the following steps.
•
•
Press MODE/Enter on the remote control or
projector repeatedly until your desired mode
is selected.
Go to the Picture > Picture Mode menu and press
mode.
Left/
Right to select a desired
The picture modes available for different types of signals are listed below.
PC Signal Input
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Dynamic Mode (Default): 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 Mode: Is designed for presentations. The brightness is emphasized in this
mode to match PC and notebook coloring.
sRGB/Photo Mode: 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 Mode: 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.
User 1/User 2 Mode: Recalls the settings customized based on the current available
picture modes. See "Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 31 for details.
YPbPr/S-Video/Video Signal Input
1.
2.
3.
4.
Dynamic Mode: Is suitable for playing gamebox-based video games in a normal living
room lighting level environment.
Standard Mode (Default): Is appropriate for viewing colorful movies, video clips
from digital cameras or DVs.
Cinema Mode: Is suitable for enjoying dark movies or DVD movies best viewed in a
blackened (little light) home cinema or lounge room environment.
User 1/User 2 Mode: Recalls the settings customized based on the current available
picture modes. See "Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 31 for details.
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 User 1/2) as a starting point
and customize the settings.
1.
2.
Press MENU/Exit to open the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
Go to the PICTURE > Picture Mode menu.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Press Left/ Right to select User 1 Mode or User 2 Mode.
Press Down to highlight Reference Mode.
Press Left/ Right to select an picture mode that is closest to your need.
Press Down to select a menu item to be changed and adjust the value with Left/
Right. See "Fine-tuning the image quality in user modes" below for details.
When all settings have been done, highlight Save Settings and press MODE/Enter to
store the settings.
The confirmation message 'Setting Saved' displays.
Using 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.
To use this function, go to the DISPLAY > Wall Color menu and press Left/ Right to
select a color which is the closest to the color of the projection surface. There are several
precalibrated colors to choose from: Light Yellow, Pink, Light Green, Blue, and Blackboard.
Fine-tuning the image quality in user modes
According to the detected signal type, there are some user-definable functions available
when User 1 or 2 mode is selected. You can make adjustments to these functions based on
your needs.
1. Adjusting brightness
Adjust the values by pressing
Left/
Right on the projector or remote control.
The higher the value, the brighter the image. And lower the setting, darker the image. Adjust
this control so the black areas of the image appear just as black and that detail in the dark
areas is visible.
50
-30
+70
2. Adjusting contrast
Adjust the values by pressing
Left/
Right on the projector or remote control.
The higher the value, the greater the contrast. Use this to set the peak white level after you
have previously adjusted the Brightness setting to suit your selected input and viewing
environment.
-30
50
+70
3. Selecting a color temperature
Adjust the values by pressing
Left/
Right on the projector or remote control.
There are four color temperature* settings available.
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Operation
1.
2.
3.
4.
T1: With the highest color temperature, T1 makes the image appear the most bluish
white than other settings.
T2: Makes images appear bluish white.
T3: Maintains normal colorings for white.
T4: Makes images appear reddish 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.
4. 3D 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.
Video calibration DVDs are commercially available which contain various color test patterns
and can be used to test the color presentation on monitors, TVs, projectors, etc. You can
project any image from the disc on the screen and enter the Color Management menu to
make adjustments.
The Color Management provides six sets (RGBCMY) of colors to be adjusted. When you
select each color, you can independently adjust its range and saturation according to your
preference.
To adjust the settings:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Go to the PICTURE menu and highlight 3D Color Management.
Press MODE/Enter and the 3D Color Management page displays.
Highlight Primary Color and press eLeft orfRight to select a color from among Red,
Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, or Magenta.
Press d to highlight Hue and press eLeft orfRight to select its range. Increase in the
range will include colors consisted of more proportions of its two adjacent colors.
Please refer to the illustration to the right for
how the colors relate to each other.
Yellow
For example, if you select Red and set its range
Green
RED
at 0, only pure red in the projected picture will
be selected. Increasing its range will include red
close to yellow and red close to magenta.
Cyan
Magenta
Press d to highlight Saturation and adjust the
color saturation level to your preference by
BLUE
pressing eLeft orfRight.
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6.
7.
8.
9.
If you select Red and set its value at 0, only the saturation of pure red will be affected.
Every adjustment made will reflect to the image immediately.
Press d to highlight Gain and adjust its values to your preference by pressing eLeft
orfRight. The contrast level of the primary color you select will be affected. Every
adjustment made will reflect to the image immediately.
Repeat steps 3 to 6 for other color adjustments.
Make sure you have made all of the desired adjustments.
Press MENU/Exit to exit and save the settings.
5. Other adjustments
You can find other image quality fine-tune selections in the PICTURE menu as well. See
"Picture menu" on page 44 for details.
Setting the presentation timer
Presentation timer can indicate the presentation time on the screen
to help you achieve better time management when giving
presentations. Follow these steps to utilize this function:
1.
Press Timer Set up on the remote control or go to the SYSTEM
SETUP: Basic > Presentation Timer menu and press MODE/
Enter to display the Presentation Timer page.
Presentation Timer
Timer period
Timer display
Always
Top-left
Count down
Timer position
Timer counting direction
On
Off
MENU
2.
Back
Press Down to highlight Timer Period and decide the timer period by pressing
Left/ Right. The length of time can be set from 1 to 5 minutes in 1-minute
increments and 5 to 240 minutes in 5-minute increments.
If the timer is already on, the timer will restart whenever the Timer Period is reset.
3.
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Press Down to highlight Timer Display and choose if you want the timer to show
up on the screen by pressing Left/ Right.
Selection
Description
Always
Displays the timer on screen throughout the presentation time.
1 min/2 min/3 min
Displays the timer on screen in the last 1/2/3 minute(s).
Never
Hides the timer throughout the presentation time.
Operation
4.
5.
Press Down to highlight Timer Position and set the timer
position by pressing Left/ Right.
Upper left
lower left
upper right
lower right
Press Down to highlight Timer Counting Direction and
select your desired counting direction by pressing Left/
Right.
Selection
Description
Count Up
Increases from 0 to the preset time.
Count down
Decrease from the preset time to 0.
6.
Press Down and press Left/ Right
to select On. Press MODE/Enter to
confirm.
7.
A confirmation message displays.
Highlight Yes and press MODE/Enter to
confirm. You will see the message “Timer
is On” displaying on the screen. The timer
start counting at the time the timer is on.
To cancel the timer, perform the following steps.
1.
2.
5 min
5 min
5 min
5 min
Basic Setup
Are you sure to turn on the
presentation timer?
Yes
No
Enter the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Presentation Timer menu and select Off. Press
MODE/Enter to confirm.
A confirmation message displays. Highlight Yes and press MODE/Enter to confirm.
You will see the message “Timer is Off ” displaying on the screen.
How to use the TIMER On button?
The button is a multi-functional key.
•
•
If the presentation timer is off, pressing this button displays a
confirmation message. You can decide whether to activate the
timer or not by following the on-screen instruction.
If the timer is already on, pressing this button displays a
confirmation message. You can decide whether to restart,
continue or turn off the timer by following the on-screen
instruction.
Hiding the image
In order to draw the audience's full attention to
the presenter, you can use BLANK on the
projector or remote control to hide the screen
image. Press any button on the projector or
remote control to restore the image. The word
'BLANK' appears at the lower right corner of the
screen while the image is hidden. When this
function is activated with an audio input
connected, the audio can still be heard.
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You can set the blank time in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > 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.
Once BLANK is pressed, the projector enters Economic mode automatically.
Do not block the projection lens from projecting as this could cause the blocking object to
become heated and deformed or even cause a fire.
Locking control keys
To prevent unauthorized changes in the settings or accidental button pushes, panel key lock
can be activated to disable all panel key functions except POWER.
1.
Press Right/
on the projector or
remote control or go to SYSTEM SETUP:
Basic > Panel Key Lock, and select On by
pressing Left/ Right on the projector
or remote control.
2.
A confirmation message displays. Select Yes
to confirm.
To release panel key lock, press and hold
Right/
for 3 seconds on the projector or
remote control.
You can also use the remote control to enter SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Panel Key Lock
and press Left/ Right to select Off. A confirmation message displays. Select Yes to
confirm.
•
Buttons on the remote control are still in use when panel key lock is enabled.
•
If you press POWER to turn off the projector without disabling panel key lock, the
projector will still be in locked status the next time it is turned on.
Freezing the image
Press the FREEZE button on the remote control to freeze the
image. The word 'FREEZE' will display in the upper left corner of
the screen. To release the function, press any button 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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Operation
Utilizing FAQ function
The Information menu contains possible solutions to problems encountered by users
regarding image quality, installation, special feature operation and service information.
1.
To enter the Information menu, press Left/
on the
remote control.
2.
Press Up or Down to select FAQ-Image and Installation
or FAQ-Features and Service.
3.
Press MODE/Enter.
4.
Press Up or Down to select the a problem and press
MODE/Enter for possible solutions.
5.
Press MENU/Exit to exit the OSD.
You can also press MENU/Exit to open the OSD menu and enter
the Information > FAQ-Image and Installation and Information >
FAQ-Features and Service menus.
Operating in a high altitude environment
We recommend you use the High Altitude Mode when your environment is between 1500 m
–3000 m above sea level, and temperature is between 0°C–35°C.
Do not use the High Altitude Mode if your altitude is between 0 m and 1500 m and temperature
is between 0°C and 35°C. The projector will be over cooled, if you turn the mode on under
such condition.
To activate the High Altitude Mode, go to SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > High Altitude
Left/ Right on the projector or remote control. A
confirmation message displays. Highlight Yes and press MODE/Enter.
Mode, select On by pressing
WARNING
We recommend you use the High
Altitude Mode by selecting it whenever
your environment is higher than 1500 m.
Do you want to turn the High Altitude
Mode on?
Yes
No
Operation under "High Altitude Mode" may cause a higher decibel operating noise level
because of increased fan speed necessary to improve overall system cooling and
performance.
If you use this projector under other extreme conditions excluding the above, it may display
auto shut-down symptoms, which is designed to protect your projector from over-heating.
In cases like this, you should switch to High Altitude mode to solve these symptoms.
However, this is not to state that this projector can operate under any and all harsh or
extreme conditions.
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Personalizing the projector menu display
The On-Screen Display (OSD) menus can be set according to your preferences. The
following settings do not affect the projection settings, operation, or performance.
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•
•
•
Menu Display Time in the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Menu Settings menu sets the
length of time the OSD will remain active after your last button press. The time length
ranges from 5 to 30 seconds in 5-second increments. Use Left/ Right to select a
suitable time.
Menu Position in the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Menu Settings menu sets the OSD
position in five locations. Use Left/ Right to select a preferred position.
Language in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu sets your familiar language for the OnScreen (OSD) Menus. Use Left/ Right to select your language.
Splash Screen in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu sets a preferred logo screen to be
displayed during projector start-up. Use Left/ Right to select a screen.
Shutting down the projector
1.
2.
Press
Power and a
confirmation message will display
prompting you.
If you don't respond in a few
seconds, the message will
disappear.
POWER OFF
Press
button again to
power off
Press any button to cancel
Press
Power a second time.
The Power indicator light flashes
orange, the projection lamp shuts
down, and the fans will continue
to run for approximately 120
seconds to cool down the projector.
To protect the lamp, the projector will not respond to any commands during the cooling
process.
3.
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If the projector will not be used for a long
period of time, disconnect the power cord
from the wall socket.
•
Do not unplug the power cord before the projector
shutdown sequence is complete or during the
120-second cooling down process.
•
If the projector is not properly shut down, to
protect the lamp, when you attempt to re-start the
projector, the fans will run for a few minutes to
cool down. Press Power again to start the projector after the fans stop and the Power
indicator light turns orange.
Operation
Menu operation
Menu system
Please note that the on-screen display (OSD) menus vary according to the signal type
selected.
Main menu
DISPLAY
Sub-menu
Options
Wall Color
Off/Light yellow/Pink/Light
Green/Blue/Blackboard
Aspect Ratio
Auto/Real/4:3/16:9
Keystone
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
Picture Mode
PC source: Dynamic/
Presentation/sRGB/Cinema/User
1/User 2
Video source: Dynamic/
Standard/Cinema/User 1/User 2
Reference Mode
PC source: Dynamic/
Presentation/sRGB/Cinema
Video source: Dynamic/
Standard/Cinema
Brightness
Contrast
PICTURE
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Brilliant Color
B1/B2
Color
Temperature
T1/T2/T3/T4
Primary color
3D Color
Management
R/G/B/C/M/Y
Hue
Saturation
Gain
Save Settings
SOURCE
Quick Auto Search
On/Off
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Timer period
Presentation
Timer
1~240 minutes
Timer display
Always/1 min/2 min/3 min/Never
Timer position
Bottom-right/Top-right/Bottomleft/Top-left
Timer counting
direction
Count down/Count up
On/Off
SYSTEM
SETUP:
Basic
Language
Projector Position
Front table/Rear table/Rear
ceiling/Front ceiling
Auto Power Off
Disable/5 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
Panel Key Lock
On/Off
Timer Controller
Disable/30 min/1 hr/2 hr/3 hr/4
hr/8 hr/12 hr
Splash Screen
Black/Blue/BenQ
Quick Cooling
Off/On
High Altitude Mode
Off/On
Menu display time
5 sec/10 sec/15 sec/20 sec/25
sec/30 sec
Menu position
Center/Top-left/Top-right/Bottomright/Bottom-left
Lamp mode
Normal/Economic
Menu Settings
SYSTEM
SETUP:
Advanced
Lamp Settings
Reset lamp timer
Equivalent lamp hour
Security Settings
Reset All Settings
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Operation
Change password
Power on lock
On/Off
FAQ-Image and Installation
FAQ-Features and Service
Current System Status
Information
• Source
• Picture Mode
• Resolution
• Color System
• Equivalent Lamp Hour
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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Using the menus
The projector is equipped with On-Screen Display (OSD) menus for making various
adjustments and settings.
There are 17 different OSD menu languages. See "System setup: Basic menu" on page 45 for
details.
Below is the overview of the OSD menu.
Main menu icon
Main menu
Highlight
Sub-menu
Current input signal
DISPLAY
Disable
Wall Color
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
Auto
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
ENTER
Status
50
50
S-VIDEO
MENU Exit
Press
MENU/Exit
to the
previous
page or to
exit.
The following example describes the adjustment of Keystone.
1.
Press MENU/Exit on the projector or
remote control to turn the OSD menu on.
4.
Press MODE/Enter to display
the keystone correction page.
KEYSTONE
DISPLAY
Wall Color
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
S-VIDEO
2.
3.
Disable
Auto
50
50
MENU
MENU
Exit
Use Left/ Right to select the
DISPLAY menu.
Press Up/ Down to select Keystone.
5.
DISPLAY
Wall Color
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
S-VIDEO
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Operation
Disable
Auto
6.
ENTER
MENU
Exit
Back
Based on the image shape
displayed on the screen, press
the keystone buttons ( / Up,
/ Down) to adjust the
image to a rectangular or square
one.
Press MENU/Exit on the
projector or remote control to
leave and save the settings.
Display menu
FUNCTION
(default setting/
value)
DESCRIPTION (default setting/value)
Wall Color
(Off)
Correct the projected picture’s color when the projection surface is not
white.
Aspect Ratio
There are four options to set the image's aspect ratio depending on your
input signal source.
(Auto)
Keystone
(0)
Position
(0)
Phase
(depends on the
selected input
source)
H. Size
See "Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 30 for details.
Corrects any keystoning of the image. See "Correcting keystone" on page
29 for details.
Displays the position adjustment page. To move the projected image,
use the directional arrow buttons. The values shown on the lower
position of the page change with every button press you made until they
reach their maximum or minimum.
Adjusts the clock phase to reduce image
distortion.
Adjusts the horizontal width of the image.
(depends on the
selected input
source)
Magnifies or reduces the projected image.
Digital Zoom
(100%)
After the image is magnified, you can press MODE/Enter to activate the
Pan functionality for searching the details of the projected image by
using the directional arrow buttons on the projector or remote control.
See "Magnifying and searching for details on the projected picture" on
page 29 for details.
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Picture menu
Some picture adjustments are available only when certain input sources are in use.
Unavailable adjustments are not shown on the screen.
FUNCTION
(default setting / DESCRIPTION
value)
Picture Mode Pre-defined picture modes are provided so you can optimize your
projector image set-up to suit your program type. See "Selecting a picture
(PC: Dynamic;
mode" on page 31 for details.
YPbPr/ S-Video/
Video:
Standard)
Reference
Mode
Brightness
Contrast
Color
(0)
Tint
(0)
Sharpness
Selects an picture mode that most suits your need for the image quality
and further fine-tune the image based on the selections listed on the same
page below.
Adjusts the brightness of the image.
See "1. Adjusting brightness" on page 32 for details.
Adjusts the degree of difference between dark and light in the image.
See "2. Adjusting contrast" on page 32 for details.
Adjusts the color saturation level -- the amount of each color in a video
image. 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.
Adjusts the red and green color tones of the image. The higher the value,
the more greenish the image becomes. The lower the value, the more
reddish the image becomes.
Adjusts the image to make it look sharper or softer.
(15)
Brilliant
Color
(B2)
Adjusts white peaking while maintaining correct color presentation.
When Brillian Color is set as B1, the color temperature adjustment
will not function.
There are four color temperature settings are available.
Color
Temperature See "3. Selecting a color temperature" on page 32 for details.
See "4. 3D Color Management" on page 33 for details.
3D Color
Management
Save
Settings
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Operation
Saves the settings made for User 1 or 2 mode.
Source menu
FUNCTION
(default setting /
value)
DESCRIPTION
Quick Auto
Search
See "Switching input signal" on page 27 for details.
(On)
System setup: Basic menu
FUNCTION
(default setting /
value)
DESCRIPTION
Reminds the presenter to finish the presentation within a certain time
frame. See "Setting the presentation timer" on page 34 for details.
Timer period (15 min.)
Sets a preferred length of time for presentation.
Presentation
Timer
(Off)
Timer display (Always)
Sets whether to display the timer on screen.
Timer position (Bottom-right)
Sets the position where the timer displays on screen.
Timer counting direction (Count down)
Sets the timer counting direction.
Sets the language for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus.
Language
Projector
Position
(Front Table)
Use Left/ Right on the projector or remote control to select your
desired language. There are 17 languages for your choice: English
(default), French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Traditional Chinese,
Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, Dutch, Turkish, Czech,
Portuguese, Thai, and Polish.
The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with one
or more mirrors. Contact your dealer for the ceiling mount bracket
(optional accessory) if you need to install the projector on your ceiling.
See "Choosing a location" on page 16 for details.
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Auto Power
Off
(Disable)
Blank Timer
(Disable)
Timer
Controller
This function allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input
signal is detected after a set period of time. Press Left/
Right on the
projector or remote control to set the duration before the projector is
turned off.
The time period can be set from 5 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.
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 35 for details.
Sets the auto-shutdown timer. The timer can be set to a value between 30
minutes and 12 hours.
(Disable)
Panel Key
Lock
(Disable)
Splash
Screen
Disables or enables all panel key functions except POWER on the
projector and buttons on the remote control. See "Locking control keys"
on page 36 for details.
Allows you to select which logo screen will display during projector startup. Three options are available: BenQ logo, Black screen, or Blue screen.
(BenQ logo)
System setup: Advanced menu
FUNCTION
(default setting /
value)
DESCRIPTION
Quick
Cooling
Enables or disables the Quick Cooling function. Selecting On enables the
function and projector cooling time will be shortened from a normal 120second duration to approximately 30 seconds.
(On)
High Altitude A mode for operation in high altitude areas.
Mode
See "Operating in a high altitude environment" on page 37 for details.
(Off)
Menu display time (15 sec)
Menu
Settings
Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after your last button
press. The range is from 5 to 30 seconds in 5-second increments.
Menu position (Center)
Sets the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu position.
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Operation
Lamp mode (Normal)
Toggles the projector lamp between Normal and Economic modes. Using
Economic mode reduces system noise and power consumption by 20%. If
the Economic mode is selected, the light output will be reduced and result
in darker projected images.
Lamp
Settings
Setting the projector in Economic mode also extends the lamp timer
automatic shutdown feature. See "Calculation of lamp hour" on page 50
for details on how the total lamp hour is calculated.
Reset lamp timer
Once the lamp is renewed, select Reset to return the lamp timer to '0'.
Equivalent lamp hour
Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used.
Change password
You will be asked to enter the current password before changing to a new
one. See "Utilizing the power-on lock function" on page 25 for details.
Power on lock (Off)
Security
Settings
Limits use of the projector to only those who know the correct password.
When the function is activated for the first time, you have to set a
password for it. See "Utilizing the power-on lock function" on page 25 for
details. 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.
The password can be entered by using either the buttons on the projector
or the remote control.
You will be inconvenienced if you activate the power-on lock
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.
The password will display as asterisks on-screen when being input.
Returns all settings to the factory preset values.
Reset All
Settings
The following settings will still remain: Projector Position, Language,
Security Settings, High Altitude Mode, Phase, User I, User II, Position,
H. Size.
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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
FAQ-Image and
Installation
Displays possible solutions to problems you may encounter.
FAQ-Features
and Service
Source
Shows the current signal source.
Picture mode
Shows the selected mode in the PICTURE menu.
Current System
Status
Resolution
Shows the native resolution of the input signal.
Color system
Shows input system format, NTSC, PAL, SECAM, or RGB.
Equivalent lamp hour
Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used.
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Operation
Maintenance
Care of the projector
Your projector needs little maintenance. The only thing you need to do on a regular basis is
to keep the lens clean.
Never remove any parts of the projector except the lamp. Contact your dealer if other parts
need replacing.
Cleaning the lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
•
•
Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
If there is dirt or smears, use lens-cleaning paper or moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner
and gently wipe the lens surface.
Never rub the lens with abrasive materials.
Cleaning the projector case
Before you clean the case, turn the projector off using the proper shutdown procedure as
described in "Shutting down the projector" on page 38 and unplug the power cord.
•
•
To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, lint-free cloth.
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water and a neutral pH
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 follow the instructions below:
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•
•
•
Make sure the temperature and humidity of the storage area are within the
recommended range for the projector. Please refer to "Specifications" on page 57 or
consult your dealer about the range.
Retract the adjuster feet.
Remove the batteries from the remote control.
Pack the projector in its original packing or equivalent.
Transporting the projector
It is recommended that you ship the projector with its original packing or equivalent.
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Lamp information
Calculation of lamp hour
When the projector is in operation, the duration (in hours) of lamp usage is automatically
calculated by the built-in timer. The method of calculating the equivalent lamp hour is as
follows:
Total (equivalent) lamp hour
= 1 (hours used in Economic mode) + 3/2 (hours used in normal mode)
See "Lamp mode (Normal)" on page 47 for more information on Economic mode.
The lamp hour in Economic mode is calculated as 2/3 of that in normal mode. That is, using
the projector in Economic mode helps to extend the lamp hour by 1/2.
Warning message
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.
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 54 for details.
The following Lamp warning displays will remind you to change the lamp.
Message
Status
Notice
Order Replacement Lamp
Lamp > 2000 Hours
The lamp has been in operation for 2000 hours.
Install a new lamp for optimal performance. If the
projector is normally run with "Economic Mode"
selected (See "Lamp mode (Normal)" on page 47),
you may continue to operate the projector until the
2950 hour lamp warning appears.
OK
Notice
Replace Lamp Soon
Lamp > 2950 Hours
The lamp has been in operation for 2950 hours. A
new lamp should be fitted to avoid the
inconvenience when the projector runs out of lamp
time.
OK
The lamp has been in operation for 3000 hours.
Notice
Replace Lamp Now
Lamp > 3000 Hours
Lamp usage time exceeded
OK
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Maintenance
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. If the lamp is not
replaced beforehand, it must be replaced after 3000
hours usage.
The lamp MUST be replaced before the projector
will operate normally.
Notice
Lamp-usage time exceeded
Replace lamp (refer to User's manual)
Then reset lamp timer
OK
Replacing the lamp
•
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, always turn the projector off and disconnect the
power cord 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
BenQ projector lamp for lamp replacement.
1.
Turn the power off and disconnect the projector from the wall socket. If the lamp is
hot, avoid burns by waiting for approximately 45 minutes until the lamp has cooled.
2.
Turn the projector over. Then loosen the
screws on the lamp cover.
3.
Remove the lamp cover from the projector.
Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover
removed.
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4.
Remove the lamp cords from the slots.
5.
Disconnect the lamp connector by
pushing it against the projector while
pulling it up.
6.
Loosen the screw that secures the lamp.
7.
Lift the handle so that it stands up. Use the
handle to slowly pull the lamp out of the
projector.
•
Pulling it too quickly may cause the lamp to break
and scatter broken glass in the projector.
•
Do not place the lamp in locations where water
might splash on it, children can reach it, or near
flammable materials.
•
Do not insert your hands into the projector after
the lamp is removed. If you touch the optical
components inside, it could cause color
unevenness and distortion of the projected
images.
8.
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As shown in the figure, hold the new lamp first
and align the lamp with the compartment in
the projector, and then insert the lamp all the
way into the projector.
Maintenance
9.
Tighten the screw that secures the lamp.
•
Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which
could result in malfunction.
•
Do not over tighten the screw.
10.
11.
Connect the lamp connector to the projector.
Place the lamp cords back to the slots.
12.
Replace the lamp cover on the projector.
13.
Tighten the screws that secure the lamp cover.
•
Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which
could result in malfunction.
•
Do not over tighten the screw.
14.
Restart the projector.
Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover removed.
15.
After the startup logo, open the On-Screen
Notice
Display (OSD) menu. Go to the SYSTEM
Reset Lamp Timer?
SETUP: Advanced > Lamp Settings menu.
Press ENTER. The Lamp Settings page
Reset
Cancel
displays. Highlight Reset Lamp Timer. A
warning message displays asking if you want
to reset the lamp timer. Highlight Reset and
press ENTER. The lamp time will be reset to '0'.
Do not reset if the lamp is not new or replaced as this could cause damage.
Temperature information
When the Temperature warning light is on, it is warning you of the following possible
problems:
1.
The internal temperature is too high.
2.
The fans are not working.
Turn the projector off and contact qualified service personnel for further help. For more
detailed information, please refer to "Indicators" on page 54.
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Indicators
Illustration
•
Blank -: Light OFF
•
: Light flashing
•
: Light ON
Light
•
•
O: Orange light
R: Red light
•
G: Green light
Status & Description
Power Temp Lamp
Power events
O
O
O
The projector has just been connected to a power outlet.
O
-
-
Stand-by mode.
G
-
-
Powering up.
G
-
-
Normal operation.
1.
O
-
-
O
-
-
The projector needs 90 seconds to cool down as it was
abnormally shut down without the normal cooling down
process. Or
2.
The projector needs to cool for 90 seconds after the
power is turned off.
The projector has shutdown automatically. If you try to re-start
the projector, it will shutdown again. Please contact your dealer
for assistance.
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O
-
R
-
-
R
Maintenance
The projector has shutdown automatically. If you try to re-start
the projector, it will shutdown again. Please contact your dealer
for assistance.
1.
The projector needs 90 seconds to cool down. Or
2.
Please contact your dealer for assistance.
Light
Status & Description
Power Temp Lamp
Thermal events
-
R
-
-
R
R
-
R
G
R
O
R
R
R
R
R
G
R
R
O
G
R
R
G
R
G
G
R
O
O
R
R
O
R
G
O
R
O
-
G
R
-
G
G
The projector has shutdown automatically. If you try to re-start
the projector, it will shutdown again. Please contact your dealer
for assistance.
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Troubleshooting
The projector does not turn on.
Cause
Remedy
There is no power from the power
cable.
Plug the power cord into the AC inlet on the
projector, and plug the power cord into the
power outlet. If the power outlet has a switch,
make sure that it is switched on.
Attempting to turn the projector on
again during the cooling process.
Wait until the cooling down process has
completed.
No picture
Cause
Remedy
The video source is not turned on or
connected correctly.
Turn the video source on and check that the
signal cable is connected correctly.
The projector is not correctly
connected to the input source device.
Check the connection.
The input signal has not been
correctly selected.
Select the correct input signal with the Source
key on the projector or remote control.
The lens cover is still closed.
Open the lens cover.
Blurred image
Cause
Remedy
The projection lens is not correctly
focused.
Adjust the focus of the lens using the focus
ring.
The projector and the screen are not
aligned properly.
Adjust the projection angle and direction as
well as the height of the unit if necessary.
The lens cover is still closed.
Open the lens cover.
Remote control does not work
Cause
Remedy
The batteries are out of power.
Replace the batteries with new ones.
There is an obstacle between the
remote control and the projector.
Remove the obstacle.
You are too far away from the
projector.
Stand within 8 meters of the projector.
The password is incorrect
Cause
You do not remember the password.
Remedy
Please see "Entering the password recall procedure" on page 26 for details.
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Troubleshooting
Specifications
Projector specifications
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
General
Product name
Model name
Digital Projector
MP511
Optical
Resolution
Display system
Lens F/Number
Lamp
800 x 600 SVGA
1-CHIP DMD
F=2.57 (fixed)
183 W lamp
Electrical
Power supply
Power consumption
AC100–240V, 2.9A, 50–60 Hz (Automatic)
260 W (Max)
Mechanical
Weight
5.8 lbs (2.6 Kg)
Input terminal
Computer input
RGB input
Video signal input
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
SD/HDTV signal input
D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 1
Mini DIN 4-pin port x 1
RCA jack x 1
D-sub <--> Component RCA jack x 3, through RGB input
Control (for servicing)
USB mouse connector
RS-232 serial control
A/B series x 1 (for servicing)
mini Din 9 pin x 1
Environmental Requirements
Operating temperature
Operating relative humidity
Operating altitude
0°C ~ 40°C at sea level
10% ~ 90% (without condensation)
0–1499 m at 0°C–35°C
1500–3000 m at 0°C–30°C (with High Altitude Mode on)
Dimensions
277 mm (W) x 95 mm (H) x 208 mm (D)
277
208
95
78.5
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Specifications
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Timing chart
Supported timing for PC input
Resolution
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
31.469
37.861
37.500
43.269
31.469
37.879
48.077
46.875
53.674
48.363
56.476
60.023
68.667
47.77
49.65
63.981
59.940
72.809
75.000
85.008
70.087
60.317
72.188
75.000
85.061
60.004
70.069
75.029
84.997
60.09
59.96
60.020
25.175
31.500
31.500
36.000
28.3221
40.000
50.000
49.500
56.250
65.000
75.000
78.750
94.500
80.768
83.458
108.000
640 x 480
720 x 400
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 768
1280 x 800
1280 x 1024
Mode
VGA_60
VGA_72
VGA_75
VGA_85
720 x 400_70
SVGA_60
SVGA_72
SVGA_75
SVGA_85
XGA_60
XGA_70
XGA_75
XGA_85
SXGA_60
SXGA_60
SXGA_60
Supported timing for Component-YPbPr input
Signal Format
Horizontal
Frequency (kHz)
480i(525i)@60Hz
480p(525p)@60Hz
576i(625i)@50Hz
576p(625p)@50Hz
720p(750p)@60Hz
720p(750p)@50Hz
1080i(1125i)@60Hz
1080i(1125i)@50Hz
Vertical Frequency
(Hz)
15.73
31.47
15.63
31.25
45.00
37.50
33.75
28.13
59.94
59.94
50.00
50.00
60.00
50.00
60.00
50.00
Supported timing for Video and S-Video inputs
Video mode
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
PAL-M
PAL-N
PAL-60
NTSC4.43
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Specifications
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
15.73
15.63
15.63
15.73
15.63
15.73
15.73
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
60
50
50
60
50
60
60
Color subcarrier
Frequency
(MHz)
3.58
4.43
4.25 or 4.41
3.58
3.58
4.43
4.43
Warranty and Copyright information
Limited 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 inbetween 10% and 90%, temperature in-between 0°C and 40°C, altitude lower than 10000
feet, 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 2007 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.
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 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.
Warranty and Copyright information
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Regulation statements
FCC statement
CLASS B: This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the distance between the equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
EEC statement
This machine was tested against the 89/336/EEC (European Economic Community) for
EMC (Electronic Magnetic Compatibility) and fulfills these requirements.
WEEE directive
Disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment by users in private households
in the European Union.
This symbol on the product or on the packaging indicates that this can
not be disposed of as household waste. You must dispose of your waste
equipment by handling it over to the applicable take-back scheme for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. For more information
about recycling of this equipment, please contact your city office, the shop
where you purchased the equipment or your household waste disposal
service. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources
and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and
environment.
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Regulation statements