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O W N E R ’S O P E R A T I N G M A N U A L
VX-2i
Digital Light Processing Projector
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TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For Projectors, Video Processors and Controllers
Congratulations on your purchase of a Runco video product and welcome to the Runco family! We believe Runco produces
“The World’s Finest Home Theater Products.” With proper installation, setup and care, you should enjoy many years of
unparalleled video performance.
This is a LIMITED WARRANTY as defined in the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Please read it carefully and retain it with your
other important documents.
WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY:
SERVICE LABOR: Runco will pay for service labor by Runco Authorized Service Center when needed as a result of
manufacturing defect for a period of two (2) years from the effective date of delivery to the end user (excluding the lamp).
PARTS: (Not including the lamp) Runco will provide new or rebuilt replacement parts for the parts that fail due to defects in
materials or workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the effective date of delivery to the end user. Such replacement
parts are then subsequently warranted for the remaining portion (if any) of the original warranty period.
PROJECTOR LAMP: Runco will pay for service labor by a Runco Authorized Service Center when needed as a result of a
manufacturing defect for a period of six (6) months or 1000 hours, which ever comes first, from the effective date of delivery to
the end user. In addition, Runco will provide a new or rebuilt replacement lamp for the lamp that fails due to defects in materials
or workmanship for a period of six (6) months or 1000 hours, which ever comes first, from the effective date of delivery to the
end user. Such replacement lamps are then subsequently warranted for the remaining portion (if any) of the original warranty
period.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY:
This Limited Warranty only covers failure due to defects in materials and workmanship that occur during normal use and does
not cover normal maintenance. This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinets or any appearance items; failure resulting from
accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, faulty or improper installation or setup adjustments; improper
maintenance, alteration, improper use of any input signal; damage due to lightning or power line surges, spikes and
brownouts; damage that occurs during shipping or transit; or damage that is attributed to acts of God. In the case of remote
control units, damage resulting from leaking, old, damaged or improper batteries is also excluded from coverage under this
Limited Warranty.
CAUTION: THIS LIMITED WARRANTY ONLY COVERS RUNCO PRODUCTS PURCHASED FROM RUNCO AUTHORIZED
DEALERS. ALL OTHER PRODUCTS ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY. MOREOVER, DAMAGE RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM IMPROPER INSTALLATION OR SETUP
IS SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
RIGHTS, LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS:
Runco limits its obligations under any implied warranties under state laws to a period not to exceed the warranty period. There
are no express warranties. Runco also excludes any obligation on its part for incidental or consequential damages related to
the failure of this product to function properly. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and
some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. So the above limitations or
exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from
state to state.
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EFFECTIVE WARRANTY DATE:
This warranty begins on the effective date of delivery to the end user. For your convenience, keep the original bill of sale as
evidence of the purchase date.
IMPORTANT -- WARRANTY REGISTRATION:
Please fill out and mail your warranty registration card. It is imperative that Runco knows how to reach you promptly if we
should discover a safety problem or product update for which you must be notified.
CONTACT A RUNCO AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER TO OBTAIN SERVICE:
Repairs made under the terms of this Limited Warranty covering your Runco video product will be performed at the location of
the product, during usual working hours, providing location of product is within normal operating distance from a Runco
Authorized Service Center. In some instances it may be necessary for the product to be returned to the Runco factory for
repairs. If, solely in Runco’s judgment, location of product to be repaired is beyond normal operating distance of the closest
Runco Authorized Service Center, or the repair requires the unit be returned to the Runco factory, it is the owner’s
responsibility to arrange for shipment of the product for repair. These arrangements must be made through the selling Runco
Dealer. If this is not possible, contact Runco directly for a Return Authorization number and shipping instructions. Runco will
return product transportation prepaid in the United States, unless no product defect is discovered. In that instance, shipping
costs will be the responsibility of the owner.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS:
© Copyright 2005 Runco International. This document contains proprietary information protected by copyright. All rights are
reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced by any mechanical, electronic or other means, in any form, without prior
written permission of the manufacturer.
All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
To locate the name and address of the nearest Runco Authorized Service Center, or for additional information about this
Limited Warranty, please call or write:
RUNCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Attn: Customer Service Department
2900 Faber Street
Union City, CA 94587
Ph: (510) 324-7777
Fax: (510) 324-9300
Toll Free: (800) 23-RUNCO
RUNCO VIDEO-PRODUCT INFORMATION
RETAIN THIS INFORMATION FOR YOUR RECORDS
_________________________________________________________
________________________________________
Model Purchased
Date
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Serial Number
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Runco Authorized Dealer Name
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Address
____________________________________________
__________________
________________________
City
State/Province
Postal Code
____________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
Phone
Fax
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Safety Precautions
Thank you for your purchase of this quality Runco video projector! It has been designed to provide you with the quality of video
that is expected in a home theater. For the best performance, please read this manual carefully as it is your guide through the
menus and operation.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Do not use this equipment near water, outdoors or otherwise exposed to the elements.
5. Clean only with a dry cloth.
6. Do not block any ventilation openings.
7. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
8. Do not defeat the safety feature of the polarized or grounding type plug. A polarized type plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The third prong is provided for
your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for the replacement of the obsolete
outlet.
9. The 12V trigger only outputs DC 12V signal for triggering. Do not connect to any other power input or output. This could
cause damage to this unit.
10. Only use accessories specified by Runco International.
11. Keep the packing material in case the equipment should ever need to be shipped.
12. Unplug this projector during lightning storms or when it will not be used for an extended period of time.
13. The lamp becomes extremely hot during operation. Allow the projector to cool down for approximately 45 minutes prior to
removing the lamp assembly for replacement. Do not operate lamps beyond the rated lamp life. Excessive operation of
lamps beyond rated life could cause them to explode in rare occasions.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the projector has been damaged in any way,
objects have fallen or spilled into the projector, the projector has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
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Table of Contents
TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ................................................................................. iii
Safety Precautions ......................................................................................................... vi
1. Introduction ...............................................................................................................1
About This Manual .......................................................................................................1
Target Audience .....................................................................................................1
If You Have Comments About This Manual... ..........................................................1
Textual and Graphic Conventions ...........................................................................1
Using This Manual ........................................................................................................2
Description, Features and Benefits ...............................................................................3
Key Features and Benefits ......................................................................................3
Parts List ...............................................................................................................4
2. Controls and Functions ............................................................................................5
VX-2i at a Glance .........................................................................................................5
VX-2i Rear Panel ..........................................................................................................6
VX-2i Remote Control ...................................................................................................8
3. Installation ...............................................................................................................11
Remote Control ..........................................................................................................11
Notes on Batteries ................................................................................................11
Notes on Remote Control Operation .....................................................................11
Quick Setup ...............................................................................................................12
Installation Considerations ..........................................................................................13
Installation Type ....................................................................................................13
Screen Type and Size ...........................................................................................14
Ambient Light .......................................................................................................15
Other Considerations ............................................................................................15
Throw Distance.....................................................................................................15
Vertical and Horizontal Position.............................................................................17
Vertical and Horizontal Lens Shift..........................................................................17
Adjusting the Projection Angle ..............................................................................19
Mounting ..............................................................................................................19
Folded Optics .......................................................................................................19
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Connections to the VX-2i ............................................................................................20
Connector Panel Access ......................................................................................20
Connecting the VX-2i to Source Components.......................................................20
RS-232 Controller Connection ..............................................................................24
Connecting 12-Volt Trigger Outputs to External Theater Components ..................24
Connecting to AC Power .....................................................................................24
4. Operation .................................................................................................................25
Turning on the Power .................................................................................................25
Adjusting the Picture Orientation ................................................................................25
Lens Adjustments ......................................................................................................26
Focus ..................................................................................................................26
Zoom ...................................................................................................................26
Shift .....................................................................................................................26
Using the On-Screen Menus ......................................................................................26
Main Menu ...........................................................................................................28
Input Source ........................................................................................................28
Aspect Ratio ........................................................................................................28
Picture ................................................................................................................30
Input Position.......................................................................................................33
ISF Presets ..........................................................................................................34
Information ..........................................................................................................34
Calibration ...........................................................................................................34
Service ................................................................................................................36
5. Maintenance and Troubleshooting ........................................................................39
Lamp Replacement ....................................................................................................39
Troubleshooting Tips ..................................................................................................39
6. Serial Communications ..........................................................................................41
RS-232 Connection and Port Configuration ...............................................................41
Serial Command Syntax .............................................................................................41
7. Specifications ..........................................................................................................45
VX-2i Specifications ....................................................................................................45
VX-2i Dimensions .......................................................................................................48
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List of Figures
2-1. VX-2i Front/Bottom/Side View ......................................................................................5
2-2. VX-2i Rear Panel ..........................................................................................................6
2-3. VX-2i Remote Control Functions...................................................................................8
3-1. Flat vs. Curved Screens..............................................................................................14
3-2. Estimating Throw Distance .........................................................................................15
3-3. Projector Placement ...................................................................................................17
3-4. Vertical Lens Shift.......................................................................................................18
3-5. Horizontal Lens Shift...................................................................................................18
3-6. Folded Optics.............................................................................................................19
3-7. DVI Source Connections ............................................................................................20
3-8. Digital (DTV) RGB Connections...................................................................................21
3-9. Analog RGB Connections...........................................................................................22
3-10. Composite, S-Video and Component Video Connections.........................................23
3-11. RS-232 Control System Connection.........................................................................24
3-12. Connecting 12-Volt Trigger Outputs .........................................................................24
4-1. VX-2i OSD Menu Structure.........................................................................................27
4-2. Typical PLUGE Pattern for Adjusting Brightness .........................................................30
4-3. Typical Gray Bar Pattern for Adjusting Contrast ..........................................................31
4-4. Typical Color Bar Pattern for Adjusting Color Saturation and Tint................................32
4-5. Typical Test Pattern for Adjusting Sharpness..............................................................33
7-1. VX-2i Dimensions .......................................................................................................48
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Notes:
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1. Introduction
This Owner’s Manual describes how to install, set up and operate the Runco VX-2i DLP
Projector. Throughout this manual, the Runco VX-2i DLP Projector is referred to simply as
the “VX-2i.”
Runco has prepared this manual to help home theater installers and end users get the
most out of the VX-2i.
1.1
About This Manual
Target Audience
Runco has made every effort to ensure that this manual is accurate as of the date it was
printed. However, because of ongoing product improvements and customer feedback, it
may require updating from time to time. You can always find the latest version of this and
other Runco product manuals on-line, at www.runco.com.
Runco welcomes your comments about this manual. Send them to techpub@runco.com.
If You Have Comments
About This Manual...
Text Conventions: The following conventions are used in this manual, in order to clarify
the information and instructions provided:
Textual and Graphic
Conventions
• Remote and built-in keypad button identifiers are set in upper-case bold type; for
example, “Press EXIT to return to the previous menu.”
• All keys with functional names are initial-capped, set in bold type and enclosed in angle
brackets. These keys are the following: <Return>, <Spacebar>, <Control>, <Esc>
and <Tab>.
• <Return> indicates that you may press either the RETURN or ENTER key on your
keyboard if it has both keys.
• Computer input (commands you type) and output (responses that appear on-screen) is
shown in monospace (fixed-width) type; for example: “To change the aspect ratio to
Letterbox, type LETTERBOX <Return>.”
In addition to these conventions, underlining, boldface and/or italics are occasionally used
to highlight important information, as in this example:
Note
A carriage return must be used after each command or string.
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Graphic Conventions: These symbols appear in numerous places throughout the
manual, to emphasize points that you must keep in mind to avoid problems with your
equipment or injury:
1.2
Using This Manual
Tip
TIPS highlight time-saving short cuts and helpful guidelines for using
certain features.
Note
NOTES emphasize text with unusual importance or special
significance. They also provide supplemental information.
Caution
CAUTIONS alert users that a given action or omitted action can
degrade performance or cause a malfunction.
WARNING
WARNINGS appear when a given action or omitted action can result
in damage to the equipment, or possible non-fatal injury to the user.
DANGER!
DANGER appears when a given action can cause severe injury or
death.
Use the following table to locate the specific information you need in this manual.
If you need...
... Turn to page:
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General information about the VX-2i DLP Projector
3
Installation instructions
11
First-time configuration instructions
25
Advanced configuration instructions
34
Troubleshooting tips
39
VX-2i DLP Projector specifications
45
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Introduction
Runco steps into the future once again with the Video Xtreme™ VX-2i Digital Light
Processing (DLP™) Projector, one of the first DLP projectors to offer a 16:9 native
resolution, 3-chip system for home theater.
1.3
Description, Features
and Benefits
The VX-2i optical light engine utilizes three advanced, 16:9 Digital Micromirror Device™
(DMD™) chips featuring 1280 x 720, high-definition resolution and 12-degree mirror tilt for
unsurpassed black level performance. Unlike previous, single-chip DLP implementations,
no color wheel is used. This reduces mechanical complexity and compromises to color
spectrum purity. The impressive brightness inherent in 3-chip systems is further bolstered
by the improved contrast capabilities of the VX-2i light engine design, offering the best of
both worlds.
The VX-2i is equipped with an embedded, all-digital signal processor/controller featuring
advanced Vivix II™ video processing, superb scaling and aspect ratio control. Runco’s
exclusive LiveLink™ DVI cable system circuitry is integrated into the projector to preserve
HD signal quality over long runs. The VX-2i is enhanced further by significant horizontal
and vertical lens shift capability for maximum installation flexibility.
The VX-2i produces an impressive 2500 ANSI lumens of light output (CSMS™ light output
of 52.1 ft-Lamberts). The VX-2i’s 16:9 native aspect ratio DMD array makes it ideal for
widescreen viewing, while its 3-chip, 1280 x 720 native resolution produces crisp, crystal
clear high-definition images with richly saturated colors, deep black levels and natural,
highly refined detail.
This advanced design provides pure digital connections from input to light engine for
absolutely stellar pictures. In addition, Runco’s multiple aspect ratio control includes its
unique VirtualWide™ mode for viewing standard video formats in widescreen without loss
of image quality.
For uncompromising widescreen reproduction of movies originally filmed in the
CinemaScope™ 2.35:1 format, the VX-2i can be equipped with Runco’s CineWide™ with
AutoScope™ system, which maintains constant vertical height on the screen just as in a
movie theater. When a viewer transitions from 1.78:1 (16:9) program material to 2.35:1,
the image simply gets wider while full height is maintained.
Discrete IR and RS-232 control make custom installation seamless, while discrete source
and aspect ratio selection accommodate any automation control system.
The VX-2i offers these key features and benefits:
Key Features and Benefits
• Native Resolution: 1280 x 720 (16:9 Native Aspect Ratio)
• 3-chip Digital Light Processing (DLP™) system
• Two DVI Inputs with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
• HDTV Ready
• Multiple Lens Options for Throw Distance Flexibility
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Parts List ➤
Your VX-2i is shipped with the following items. If any items are missing or damaged,
please contact your Runco dealer or Runco Customer Service at (800) 23-RUNCO.
• VX-2i DLP Projector
• Remote Control Unit and two (2), AAA-size batteries
• AC Power Cord
• (1) Warranty information and registration card
• Runco VX-2i Owner’s Operating Manual (this document)
Optional Accessories:
• CineWide™ with AutoScope™ system (anamorphic lens and motorized mount)
• Ceiling mount kit
• LiveLink™ DVI Cabling System
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2. Controls and Functions
2.1
VX-2i at a Glance
Figure 2-1 shows the key VX-2i components.
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Figure 2-1. VX-2i Front/Bottom/Side View
1. INTAKE VENT
2. LENS
3. RUNCO LOGO
The logo can be rotated to match the projector orientation: inverted (ceiling-mounted)
or upright. To rotate the logo, grip it at the sides, pull it away from the projector and
rotate it 180 degrees.
4. EXHAUST VENT
5. CABLE OPENINGS
Pass cables through these openings.
6. IR SENSOR
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2.2
VX-2i Rear Panel
Figure 2-2 shows the VX-2i rear panel.
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2
3
4
5
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8
INPUTS
INPUTS
V
H
Pb
B
Pr
R
Y
G
TRIGGERS
HD1
TRIGGERS
HD1
1
2
2
3
1
IR
3
IR
HD2
HD2
DVI 1
DVI 2
DVI 2
V
Y
Pr
Pb
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVI 1
H
S-VIDEO 1
VIDEO
B
Pb
RS-232
CONTROL
G
Y
S-VIDEO 1
R
Pr
S-VIDEO 2
S-VIDEO 2
Pb
Pr
Y
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO
RS-232
CONTROL
POWER / STANDBY
STANDBY / POWER
OFF / ON
ON / OFF
(LAMP COVER)
ENTER
MENU
RUNCO INTERNATIONAL
UNION CITY, CA
ENTER
MENU
VX-2i DIGITAL PROJECTOR
MADE IN USA
AC IN 110-240V 60HZ
AC IN 110-240V 60HZ
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Figure 2-2. VX-2i Rear Panel
1. DVI 1 / DVI 2 (Digital)
Two, HDCP-compliant digital video inputs for connecting a DVD player or HD tuner
with a DVI or HDMI output.
2. COMPONENT VIDEO (RCA connectors)
Standard Definition (480i/576i) Component (YPrPb) input. This is the input for
component video from sources such as DVD players.
Tip
For best results, do not run your DVD player in progressive mode.
3. HD1 / HD2 (Analog BNC connectors)
Five, BNC connectors for connecting either RGB or component high-definition
television signals. The VX-2i automatically detects the signal format: RGB(HV) or
YPrPb, 480p, 720p, 480i, 576i or 1080i.
4. COMPOSITE VIDEO INPUT
Standard composite video input for connecting a VCR, laser disc player or other
composite video source.
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5. 12-VOLT (800 mA) TRIGGER OUTPUTS
Connection for up to three (3), 12-volt trigger-controlled devices. These can be
retractable screens, screen masks or the Runco CineWide with AutoScope system.
6. S-VIDEO 1 / S-VIDEO 2
Two, standard S-Video inputs for connecting a DVD player, satellite receiver or Super
VHS (S-VHS) VCR.
7. IR
Wired input from an external remote control.
8. RS-232 CONTROL PORT
A female, 9-pin D-sub connector for interfacing with a PC or home theater
automation/control system.
9. VACUUM FLUORESCENT DISPLAY
Can be used instead of the On-Screen Display (OSD). Displays currently-selected
menu or -- if no menu is selected -- the current source, signal format (NTSC or PAL),
input resolution and aspect ratio.
10. UP BUTTON
Use to direct select aspect ratios or move the menu cursor up in the On-Screen
Display. When no menus are present on-screen, the UP button toggles you through
aspect ratios in the following order:
Anamorphic - Standard (4:3) - Letterbox - VirtualWide - Cinema - Virtualwide 2.35
(Virtualwide 2.35 is available only on CineWide-equipped projectors. For more
information about aspect ratios, refer to Table 4-1.)
11. LEFT BUTTON
Used to direct select inputs or move the menu cursor left in the On Screen Display.
When no menu is present on-screen, the LEFT button toggles you through the
different sources, in this order:
DVI 2 - DVI 1 - HD/RGB2 - HD/RGB1 - Component SD - S-Video 2 - S-Video 1 Composite
12. DOWN BUTTON
Use to direct select aspect ratios or move the menu cursor down in the On-Screen
Display. When no menu is present on-screen, this button toggles you through the
different aspect ratios, in this order:
Virtualwide 2.35 - Cinema - VirtualWide - Letterbox - Standard (4:3) - Anamorphic
13. ENTER BUTTON
When an item is highlighted on the On-Screen Display, the ENTER button selects the
item.
14. RIGHT BUTTON
Used to direct select inputs or move the menu cursor right in the On Screen Display.
When no menus are present on-screen, the RIGHT button toggles you through the
different sources, in this order:
Composite - S-Video 1 - S-Video 2 - Component SD - HD/RGB 1 - HD/RGB 2 - DVI 1
- DVI 2
15. MENU BUTTON
Pressing the MENU button brings up the main menu. Also, if you are in an adjustment
mode or function, pressing MENU brings the menu back one level.
16. IR SENSOR
Receives the IR commands from the remote.
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17. POWER BUTTON
Press once to turn on the VX-2i. Press it again to put it into Standby mode. For a
discrete on or off command, you can use the direct access buttons on the remote
control.
18. POWER INPUT (100 to 240 VAC)
Connect the VX-2i to power here.
19. MAIN POWER SWITCH
Disconnects or applies power to the VX-2i.
20. POWER/STANDBY LED
2.3
VX-2i Remote Control
Figure 2-3 shows the VX-2i remote control, and the paragraphs that follow describe its
functionality.
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Figure 2-3. VX-2i Remote Control Functions
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1. ON / OFF
Press to turn the projector on or off.
2. IR OUTPUT INDICATOR
Lights when a button is pressed to indicate that an IR signal is being transmitted.
3. ENTER
Press to select a highlighted menu item or confirm a changed setting.
4. Cursor Keys ( , , , )
Use these buttons to select items or settings, adjust settings or switch display
patterns.
When no menus are present on-screen, the UP and DOWN buttons toggle through
the available aspect ratios, in this order:
UP Button = Anamorphic - Standard (4:3) - Letterbox - VirtualWide - Cinema Virtualwide 2.35
DOWN Button = Virtualwide 2.35 - Cinema - VirtualWide - Letterbox - Standard (4:3)
- Anamorphic
Note
Virtualwide 2.35 is available only on CineWide-equipped projectors.
For more information about aspect ratios, refer to Table 4-1.
Likewise, the LEFT and RIGHT buttons toggle through the different source inputs, in
this order:
LEFT Button = DVI 2 - DVI 1 - HD/RGB2 - HD/RGB 1 - Component SD - S-Video 2 S-Video 1 - Composite
RIGHT Button = Composite - S-Video 1 - S-Video 2 - Component SD - HD/RGB 1 HD/RGB 2 - DVI 1 - DVI 2
5. LIGHT
Press to illuminate the buttons. (Not available on all models.)
6. MENU
Press this button to access the OSD controls, or to exit the current menu and return
to the previous one.
7. VIDEO (1)
Press to select Composite video input as the source or to enter the numeric
character “1.”
8. COMP (Component) (2)
Press to select Component SD (480i/576i) video input as the source or to enter the
numeric character “2.”
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9. Aspect Ratio Selection Buttons
Use the red buttons to select an aspect ratio directly or to enter numeric characters,
as follows:
ANA (Anamorphic) (3)
For 16:9 DVDs.
4X3 (Standard 4:3) (6)
The input signal is scaled to fit 4:3 display mode in the center of the screen.
LETBOX (Letterbox) (9)
Image in letterbox format is enlarged to fit 16:9 full screen display and the upper/
lower portions are “blanked off.”
V-WIDE (VirtualWide)
4:3 image is enlarged NON-linearly in horizontal direction to fit 16:9 full screen display.
10. S-VID 1 (4) / S-VID 2 (5) (S-Video)
Press to select an S-Video input or to enter the numeric character “4” or “5.”
11. HD 1 (7) / HD 2 (8)
Press to select a HD (RGBHV or YPbPr component) input or to enter the numeric
character “7” or “8.”
12. DVI 1 / DVI 2 (0)
Press to select a Digital Video input. Press DVI2 to enter the numeric character “0.”
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To install batteries in the remote control, press up on the battery cover retainer clip and lift
off the cover. Install the two AAA batteries with the correct polarity and then replace the
cover.
• Make sure that the battery polarities are correct when installing the batteries.
3.1
Remote Control
Notes on Batteries
• Do not mix an old battery with a new one or different types of batteries.
• If you will not use the remote control for a long time, remove the batteries to avoid
damage from battery leakage.
• Make sure that there is nothing obstructing the infrared beam between the remote
control and the IR receiver on the projector.
• If the effective range of the remote control decreases, or it stops working, replace the
batteries with new ones.
• The remote control may fail to operate if the infrared remote sensor is exposed to bright
sunlight or fluorescent lighting.
• Ambient conditions may possibly impede the operation of the remote control. If this
happens, point the remote control at the projector, and repeat the operation.
• The Ø icon appears on the screen when a button for an unavailable function is pressed.
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3.2
Quick Setup
Table 3-1 gives a quick overview of the VX-2i installation process. The sections following
this one provide detailed instructions.
Note
Installation should be performed by a qualified custom video
installation specialist.
Table 3-1. Installation Overview
Step
For Details, Refer to
page...
Procedure
1
Choose a location for the projector
13
2
Connect signal sources to the projector
20
3
Connect external controller to RS-232 port (optional)
24
4
Connect other home theater components to 12-volt trigger
outputs (optional)
24
5
Apply power to the projector
24, 25
6
For rear-screen and/or ceiling-mount installations, select
the proper picture orientation
25
7
Lens adjustments: projected image size (zoom), position
(shift) and focus
17, 26
8
Projector calibration: adjust the following for each input,
starting with Component SD; save settings when finished:
• Aspect ratio
• Brightness
• Contrast
• Color level
• Tint
• Input position
28 through 34
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Proper installation of your projector will ensure the quality of your display. Whether you are
installing a projector temporarily or permanently, you should take the following into
account to ensure your projector performs optimally.
3.3
Installation
Considerations
Choose the installation type that best suits your needs: front or rear screen, floor mount or
inverted mount. Table 3-2 compares these various installation methods.
Installation Type
Table 3-2. Projector Installation Options
Advantages
Considerations
Front Screen, Floor Mount Installation
• Easy to set up
• Can be moved or changed quickly
• Easy to access
• Shares floor space with audience
Front Screen, Inverted Mount (ceiling) Installation
• Does not take up audience space
• Projector is unobtrusive
• Projector cannot be accidentally moved
• Installation is more permanent
• Projector access is more difficult
Rear Screen, Floor Mount Installation
• Projector is completely hidden
• Projector is easily accessed
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires separate room
• Installation cost is usually higher
Rear Screen, Inverted Mount (ceiling) Installation
• Projector is completely hidden
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires separate room
• Installation cost is usually higher
Rear Screen, Floor Mount with Mirror
• Projector is completely hidden
• Usually good ambient light rejection
• Requires less space behind screen than
other rear screen installations
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• Installation cost is usually higher
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Screen Type and Size ➤
Front Screen Installations: In front screen installations the projector and audience are
positioned in front of the screen, which can be flat or curved; see Figure 3-1.
Flat screens are recommended with this projector. They offer a gain of about 1 with a
viewing angle just less than 180°. This type of screen reflects incident light equally in all
directions so the audience can see the display from various angles.
Curved screens have a gain greater than 1 with a viewing angle much less than 180
degrees. This type of screen does not reflect incident light equally in all directions; instead,
it is concentrated in a viewing cone. The audience sitting within the viewing cone area
sees a brighter image than those sitting just outside this area. Runco generally does not
recommend use of curved screens due to excessive brightness and uncorrectable
geometrical distortion.
Figure 3-1. Flat vs. Curved Screens
Rear screen installations: There are two basic types of rear screens: diffused and
optical.
A diffusion screen has a surface that spreads the light striking it. Purely diffused screens
have a gain of less than 1. The main advantage of the diffused screen is its wide viewing
angle, similar to that of a flat screen for front screen projection. This type of screen is
suitable when a wide viewing angle is required but there is low ambient room lighting.
Optical screens take light from the projector and redirect it to increase the light intensity at
the front of the screen. This reduces it in other areas. A viewing cone similar to that of a
curved, front-screen installation is created. This type of screen is better suited for brightly
lit rooms where the audience is situated within the viewing cone.
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Screen Size: Choose a screen size that is appropriate for your lens and application. The
size of the room and viewing distance are the defining factors; a rule of thumb is that the
primary viewing distance be 1.5 times the screen width.
To fill a screen with an image, the aspect ratio of the screen should be equal to the aspect
ratio of the image (expressed as the ratio of its width to its height). Standard video from a
VCR has a 4:3 or 1.33:1 aspect ratio. For example, to display a VCR output with a 4:3
aspect ratio onto a 10-foot (3.05-meter) high screen, the width of the screen must be at
least 13.3 feet (4 meters).
In general, minimize or eliminate light sources directed at the screen. Contrast ratio in your
images will be noticeably reduced if light directly strikes the screen, such as when a shaft
of light from a window or floodlight falls on the image. Images may then appear washed
out and less vibrant.
Ambient Light
Other considerations and tips that can help improve your installation:
Other Considerations
• Keep the ambient temperature constant and below 35°C (95°F). Keep the projector
away from heating and/or air conditioning vents. Changes in temperature may cause
drifts in the projector circuitry, which may affect performance.
• Keep the projector away from devices that radiate electromagnetic energy such as
motors and transformers. Common sources of these include slide projectors,
speakers, power amplifiers and elevators.
Throw distance is the distance measured from the front of the projector to the screen.
This is an important calculation in any projector installation as it determines whether or not
you have enough room to install your projector with a desired screen size and if your
image will be the right size for your screen.
You can quickly estimate the throw distance by taking the width of the screen and
multiplying it by the lens throw ratio; see Figure 3-2. The result of this calculation tells you
roughly how far back the projector should be positioned from the screen in order to
project a focused image large enough to fill the screen.
Estimating Throw Distance
Throw Distance (TD) = Screen Width (w) x Lens Throw Ratio
Scr
een
wid
th (
w)
TD
Figure 3-2. Estimating Throw Distance
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Table 3-3 lists the available lens options for the VX-2i and their associated throw ratios.
Table 3-3. VX-2i Lens Options
Throw Ratio
(Throw Dist. ÷
Screen Width)
Throw Distance Range
(in inches, with 100-inch Wide Screen)
Proteus A
0.64 (Fixed)
For rear-screen installations only. Contact
Runco Technical Support for more information.
Proteus B
1.22 - 1.44
122
144
Proteus C
1.45 - 1.76
145
176
Proteus D
1.82 - 2.39
182
239
Proteus D with CineWide
1.34 - 1.75
134
175
Proteus E
2.42 - 3.57
242
357
Proteus E with CineWide
1.78 - 2.62
178
262
Proteus F
3.63 - 5.72
363
572
Proteus F with CineWide
2.67 - 4.20
267
420
Lens Option (Note 2)
Minimum
Maximum
Notes:
1. Throw distance does not affect image quality, provided these ranges are taken into account.
2. Only the Proteus D, E and F lenses can be used with the optional CineWide (secondary
anamorphic) lens. Doing so affects the throw distances as shown here.
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Proper placement of the projector relative to the screen will yield a rectangular,
perfectly-centered image that completely fills the screen.
Vertical and Horizontal
Position
Ideally, the projector should be positioned perpendicular to the screen and in such a way
that the lens center and screen center are aligned with each other, as shown in Figure 3-3.
Ceiling Installation
Ceiling
Height
Projection Distance
Lens Center
x
Screen
Lens Center
Floor Installation
Height
Screen
Lens Center
Lens Center
x
Projection Distance
Floor
Figure 3-3. Projector Placement
If it is not possible to align the projector and screen as shown in Figure 3-3, you can use
the lens shift controls to center the image on the screen. Lens shift is generally expressed
as a percentage of the screen height or width, as shown in Figure 3-4 and Figure 3-5.
Vertical Lens Shift: The VX-2i provides up to 80% of downward vertical lens shift. For
example, with a 96 x 54-inch (16:9) screen, you can shift the image up to 43.20 inches
(1.10 meters) below the screen center. (Upward vertical lens shift is not possible.)
Horizontal Lens Shift: The VX-2i zoom lenses (Proteus B through F) allow up to 10% of
horizontal lens shift in either direction (left or right). For example, with a 96 x 54-inch (16:9)
screen, you can shift the image up to 9.60 inches (24.38 cm) left or right of the screen
center. (Horizontal lens shift is not possible with the Proteus A lens.)
Note
1. With no vertical or horizontal lens shift, the lens center and
screen center are aligned with each other.
2. Vertical shift limits are percentages of the screen height.
Horizontal shift limits are percentages of the screen width.
3. Vertical lens shift figures apply to ceiling mount
configurations. For floor installations (where the projector is
upright), reverse the up/down vertical offset percentages.
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Screen Center
0%
50% Height
Lens Shift
(0.5 x H)
Base plate
to lens center =
approx. 5-6" (depending
on the amount of lens shift)
100% Height
Lens Shift
(1.0 x H)
150% Height
Lens Shift
(1.5 x H)
Note: This is a general example of lens shift. Lenses vary in their shift capabilities. No particular
lens is used in this example.
Figure 3-4. Vertical Lens Shift
150% Width Lens Shift
(1.5 x W)
100% Width Lens Shift
(1.0 x W)
50% Width Lens Shift
(0.5 x W)
Screen Center
0%
Screen Width (W)
Note: This is a general example of lens shift. Lenses vary in their shift capabilities. No particular
lens is used in this example.
Figure 3-5. Horizontal Lens Shift
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If the screen is significantly higher or lower than the projector, you can also tilt the
projector at a slight angle. In a ceiling installation, you do this by adjusting the ceiling
mount.
Adjusting the Projection
Angle
If you do this, you may need to shift the image using the on-screen display (OSD) controls,
to compensate. For detailed instructions, refer to Using the On-Screen Menus on
page 26.
There are several methods for mounting the projector. Depending on your chosen
installation, one method may be more suitable than another.
Mounting
Floor Mounting: In typical front and rear screen installations, the projector can be
mounted to a secure and level surface such as a table or cart. Carts are useful when
moving a projector during a presentation or from site to site. If possible, lock the wheels
when it’s in position to prevent it from being moved during a presentation.
Ceiling Mounting: The projector can also be inverted and suspended from the ceiling
using a specially designed ceiling mount fixture. This type of mounting is recommended
for fixed installations and for those that want the projector out of sight or have a limited
space for projector and audience.
Note
Use only the Runco-approved ceiling mount kit designed for your
projector.
In rear screen applications where space behind the projector is limited, a mirror may be
used to fold the optical path, as shown in Figure 3-6. The position of the projector and
mirror must be accurately set. If you are considering this type of installation, contact your
dealer for assistance.
Figure 3-6. Folded Optics
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3.4
Connections to the
VX-2i
Proceed as follows to connect the VX-2i to your video sources, external controller(s) -- if
present -- and AC power.
When connecting your equipment:
• Turn off all equipment before making any connections.
• Use the correct signal cables for each source.
• Ensure that the cables are securely connected. Tighten the thumbscrews on
connectors that have them.
Connector Panel Access ➤
To access the connector panel, pull firmly on the cable access cover to open it.
Connecting the VX-2i to ➤
Source Components
Connect your video sources to the VX-2i as shown and described in the sections that
follow.
DVI Connections: See Figure 3-7.
Use the DVI inputs whenever possible. This ensures the highest
video quality because the signal is carried in the digital domain
throughout the entire signal path, from source component output
into the projector.
INPUTS
INPUTS
V
Pb
B
H
Tip
Y
G
Pr
R
TRIGGERS
HD1
TRIGGERS
HD1
1
2
3
IR
1
2
3
IR
HD2
HD2
DVI 1
DVI 2
DVI 1
DVI 2
V
Y
Pr
Pb
COMPONENT VIDEO
H
S-VIDEO 1
VIDEO
B
Pb
S-VIDEO 1
G
Y
RS-232
CONTROL
R
Pr
S-VIDEO 2
S-VIDEO 2
Pb
Pr
Y
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO
RS-232
CONTROL
DVI Source
(DVD Player or
HD Tuner with
HDMI or DVI out)
Figure 3-7. DVI Source Connections
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Digital (DTV) RGB Connections: See Figure 3-8.
INPUTS
INPUTS
V
Pb
B
H
Pr
R
Y
G
TRIGGERS
HD1
TRIGGERS
HD1
1
2
3
IR
1
2
3
IR
HD2
HD2
H
DVI 1
DVI 2
DVI 2
Y
Pr
Pb
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVI 1
V
S-VIDEO 1
VIDEO
B
Pb
S-VIDEO 1
G
Y
RS-232
CONTROL
R
Pr
S-VIDEO 2
S-VIDEO 2
Red
Green
Blue
Pb
Pr
Y
COMPONENT VIDEO
Horiz
VIDEO
Vert
DTV Source
Figure 3-8. Digital (DTV) RGB Connections
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Analog (Computer) RGB Connections: See Figure 3-9.
INPUTS
INPUTS
V
Pb
B
H
Pr
R
Y
G
TRIGGERS
HD1
TRIGGERS
HD1
1
2
2
3
1
IR
3
IR
HD2
HD2
H
DVI 1
DVI 2
DVI 2
Y
Pr
Pb
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVI 1
V
S-VIDEO 1
VIDEO
B
Pb
S-VIDEO 1
G
Y
RS-232
CONTROL
R
Pr
S-VIDEO 2
S-VIDEO 2
Pb
Pr
Y
COMPONENT VIDEO
Red Green Blue Horiz
VIDEO
RS-232
CONTROL
Vert
Personal Computer
Figure 3-9. Analog RGB Connections
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Composite/S-Video/Component Video Connections: See Figure 3-10.
INPUTS
INPUTS
V
H
Pb
B
Y
G
Pr
R
TRIGGERS
HD1
TRIGGERS
HD1
1
2
3
IR
1
2
3
IR
HD2
HD2
DVI 1
DVI 2
DVI 2
V
Y
Pr
Pb
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVI 1
H
S-VIDEO 1
VIDEO
B
Pb
S-VIDEO 1
G
Y
RS-232
CONTROL
R
Pr
S-VIDEO 2
S-VIDEO 2
Pb
Pr
Y
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO
RS-232
CONTROL
DVD Player, VCR,
Satellite Receiver,
Laser Disc etc.
Figure 3-10. Composite, S-Video and Component Video Connections
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RS-232 Controller ➤
Connection
Use a standard, 9-pin RS-232 cable to connect a PC or home theater control/automation
system (if present) to the RS-232 CONTROL port on the VX-2i; see Figure 3-11.
For more information about using this connection, refer to Serial Communications on
page 41.
5
4
3
1
2
TRIGGERS
TRIGGERS
9
1
2
3
IR
1
2
3
IR
8
7
6
S-VIDEO 1
RS-232
CONTROL
S-VIDEO 1
2 Transmit Data
3 Receive Data
5 Ground
VIDEO
Y
Pr
Pb
COMPONENT VIDEO
S-VIDEO 2
S-VIDEO 2
Pb
Pr
Y
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO
RS-232
CONTROL
(none of the other pins are used)
to Automation/
Control System
or PC
Figure 3-11. RS-232 Control System Connection
Connecting 12-Volt ➤
Trigger Outputs to
External Theater
Components
If your VX-2i is equipped with a CineWide with AutoScope system, or if your home theater
contains other devices that respond to 12-volt triggers (such as retractable screens or
screen masks), connect them to the 12-volt trigger outputs as shown in Figure 3-12.
TRIGGERS
TRIGGERS
1
2
3
IR
1
2
3
IR
S-VIDEO 1
RS-232
CONTROL
S-VIDEO 1
VIDEO
Y
Pr
Pb
COMPONENT VIDEO
S-VIDEO 2
S-VIDEO 2
Pb
Pr
Y
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO
RS-232
CONTROL
3.5-mm
mini plug
to CineWide with AutoScope
system or other home
theater components
(screen, screen mask etc.)
Figure 3-12. Connecting 12-Volt Trigger Outputs
Connecting to AC Power ➤
Plug the female end of the power cord into the AC receptacle on the rear of the VX-2i (AC
100V ~ 240V). Then, connect the other end to your AC power source.
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4. Operation
1. Turn on the main power switch on the projector.
2. Press the ON button on the remote control -- or the POWER button on the VX-2i rear
panel -- to turn on the projector. The vacuum fluorescent display on the VX-2i rear
panel briefly displays “Starting Display.”
4.1
Turning on the Power
3. When the projector is ready for use, the fluorescent display indicates the active
source, signal format (NTSC or PAL), input resolution and aspect ratio; for example:
Current Source
Format
Input
Resolution
Component SD NTSC
480i
Anamorphic
VX-2
Aspect
Ratio
By default, the VX-2i is configured for a “floor/front” installation, in which the projector is
installed upright and in front of the screen. If it is installed behind the screen and/or
mounted on a ceiling, you must change the picture orientation. To do this:
1. Press MENU and enter the Service Menu passcode.
2. Select Service from the Main Menu.
3. Select Display Device from the Service Menu.
4. Select Installation from the Display Device menu.
5. Choose Floor/Rear, Ceiling/Front or Ceiling/Rear, to match the installation method.
Note
You must enter a passcode to access the Service menu.
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Adjusting the Picture
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4.3
Lens Adjustments
To access the motorized lens controls, select Display Device from the Service Menu, then
select Lens from the Display Device menu. The Lens menu gives you a great deal of
control over the picture size, position and focus:
Focus ➤
To focus the projected image, use the cursor buttons to highlight “In” or “Out.” Then,
press and hold the ENTER button.
Zoom ➤
To make the picture smaller (zoom out), use the cursor buttons to highlight the minus sign
(-). Then, press and hold the ENTER button.
To enlarge the picture (zoom in), use the cursor buttons to highlight the plus sign (+).
Then, press and hold the ENTER button.
Shift ➤
4.4
Using the On-Screen
Menus
To change the projected image position, use the cursor buttons to highlight “Left,”
“Right,” “Up” or “Down.” Then, press and hold the ENTER button to shift the image in that
direction.
Press the MENU button on either the remote control or the rear panel to display the Main
Menu, shown below. To select a menu item, use the UP and DOWN buttons on either the
remote control or the rear panel to highlight it. Press ENTER to confirm your selection.
The VX-2i OSD menus are arranged hierarchically, as shown in Figure 4-1.
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Input Source
Aspect Ratio
Picture
Input Position
ISF Presets
Information
(read-only)
Composite
S-Video 1
S-Video 2
Component SD
HD/RGB 1
HD/RGB 2
DVI 1
DVI 2
Anamorphic
Standard 4:3
Letterbox
VirtualWide
Cinema
Virtualwide 2.35
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Left/Right
Up/Down
Width
Height
Overscan
Recall ISF Night
Recall ISF Day
Recall/Save Custom 1
Recall/Save Custom 2
Reset to Factory Default
Serial Number
Hardware
Firmware
Date
ISF Night - Display Color
ISF Night - Input Image
ISF Night - Input Color
Note: Virtualwide 2.35 is available
only on VX-2i projectors equipped
with the CineWide option (secondary
anamorphic lens).
ISF Day - Display Color
Calibration
ISF Day - Input Image
ISF Day - Input Color
Output Shift
Splash Configure
Test Video
Language
Remote Control
Grey Bars 1
Grey Bars 2
Color Bars 1
Color Bars 2
English
French
German
Spanish
Primary
Secondary
Installation
Lens
Service
Display Device
Diagnostics
HD Format
Triggers
Miscellaneous
OSD Position
Picture Orientation
Lamp Hours (View/Reset)
Focus
Zoom
Shift
Red Only
Green Only
Blue Only
75 IRE Color Bars
100 IRE Color Bars
Horiz. Grey Ramp
Vert. Grey Ramp
Checkerboard
Alignment Grid
HD/RGB 1
HD/RGB 2
1/2/3
Menu Mode
Timeout
Side Bar Color
System Reset
Figure 4-1. VX-2i OSD Menu Structure
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Gain
Offset
Gamma
Lamp Power
Color Temp
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gain
Offset
Chroma Delay
Phase
Gain
Offset
Gamma
Lamp Power
Color Temp
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gain
Offset
Gamma
Lamp Power
Color Temp
Left/Right
Up/Down
Width
Height
Owner Name
ISF Calibrated
ISF Other
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Main Menu ➤
Runco Video
Input Source
The Main Menu is the starting point for accessing all projector functions.
(The Calibration and Service menus are hidden and not accessible until you enter a
passcode.)
Aspect Ratio
Picture
Input Position
ISF Presets
Information
Calibration
Service
Input Source ➤
Input Source
>
Composite
From the Main Menu, select Input Source to choose a video signal source.
The active source is indicated by an arrow (>) to its left; in the example at left, Composite
is the active source.
S-Video 1
S-Video 2
Component SD
HD/RGB 1
HD/RGB 2
DVI 1
DVI 2
Aspect Ratio ➤
Aspect Ratio
7
…
…
…
…
…
Anamorphic
Standard 4:3
To change the aspect ratio (size and shape) of the projected image, select Aspect Ratio
from the Main Menu and press ENTER. Select the appropriate aspect ratio for the type of
program material being viewed; refer to Table 4-1.
The currently-selected aspect ratio is indicated by a “7” to its left; in the example at right,
Anamorphic is selected.
Letterbox
VirtualWide
Cinema
Virtualwide 2.35
Note
When you change the aspect ratio, save the change to a preset
afterwards. Otherwise, the change will be lost when a different
input is selected. (The aspect ratio is saved for each input and
resolution separately.) For information about saving settings, refer
to ISF Presets on page 34.
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Table 4-1. Aspect Ratio Settings
Aspect Ratio
Remote
Control
Key
Anamorphic
ANA
Description
Active Image Area
Standard 4:3
4X3
Active Image
Area
Letterbox
LET
BOX
Active Image Area
The image is compressed
vertically, but anamorphic
software will appear properly
proportioned. This is best suited
for use with 16:9 DVDs and
HDTV programming.
The input signal is scaled to fit in
the center of the 16:9 screen.
4:3 is the aspect ratio used by
computer monitors, standard
television programming and
most VHS video cassettes.
The image in the Letterbox
mode is stretched vertically; the
top and bottom portions are
“blanked off.” Letterbox is best
suited for LaserDisc movies or
non-anamorphic DVDs.
VirtualWide
V-WIDE
A 4:3 image is transformed into
a 16x9 image.
Cinema
--
The image in the Letterbox
mode is enlarged to a 16x9
image and the upper and lower
portions are compressed.
Virtualwide 2.35
--
A 2.35 image is stretched
vertically in both directions to fill
a 16:9 image. Virtualwide 2.35 is
available only on VX-2i
projectors equipped with the
CineWide option (secondary
anamorphic lens).
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Picture ➤
Picture
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Use the controls in the Picture Menu to calibrate your VX-2i for optimum picture quality.
The VX-2i has been designed to incorporate setup and calibration standards established
by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF). The ISF has developed carefully crafted,
industry-recognized standards for optimal video performance and has implemented a
training program for technicians and installers to use these standards to obtain optimal
picture quality from Runco video display devices. Accordingly, Runco recommends that
setup and calibration be performed by an ISF certified installation technician.
All signal types require separate processing. Therefore, you need to calibrate each input
separately. Runco recommends calibrating the VX-2i inputs in the following order:
1. Component SD
2. S-Video 1 / S-Video 2
3. Composite
4. HD/RGB 1 / HD/RGB 2
5. DVI 1 / DVI 2
Note
When you change a picture quality setting, save the change to a
preset afterwards. Otherwise, the change will be lost when a
different input is selected. (Picture quality settings are saved for
each input and resolution separately.) For information about saving
settings, refer to ISF Presets on page 34.
Although it may be possible to obtain satisfactory picture quality using the naked eye and
regular program material, Runco recommends using the following calibration tools for best
results:
• External test pattern source -- Sencore VP401 Multimedia Video Generator, Ovation
Multimedia test DVD or equivalent.
• A blue filter (provided with many test DVDs), for color level and tint adjustments.
Connect your test pattern source to the input that you are calibrating and proceed as
follows. Perform the adjustments in the order listed here.
Brightness: On your external test pattern source, select a PLUGE pattern. (PLUGE is an
acronym for “Picture Line-Up Generation Equipment.”) Figure 4-2 shows a typical PLUGE
pattern.
Below Black
Above Black
Figure 4-2. Typical PLUGE Pattern for Adjusting Brightness
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PLUGE patterns vary but generally consist of some combination of black, white and gray
areas against a black background. The example above includes two vertical bars and four
shaded boxes.
Select Brightness from the Picture menu and press ENTER. Adjust the brightness so that:
• The darkest black bars disappear into the background.
• The dark gray areas are barely visible.
• The lighter gray areas are clearly visible.
• The white areas are a comfortable level of true white.
• The image contains only black, gray and white (no color).
Contrast: On your external test pattern source, select a stepped, gray-bar pattern like the
one shown in Figure 4-3.
Figure 4-3. Typical Gray Bar Pattern for Adjusting Contrast
Select Contrast and press ENTER. Adjust the contrast to a point just below which the
white rectangle starts to increase in size.
Note
Brightness and contrast controls are interactive. A change to one
may require a subtle change to the other in order to achieve the
optimum setting.
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blue
red
magenta
green
cyan
yellow
gray
Color Saturation: On your external test pattern source, select a color bar pattern like the
one shown in Figure 4-4.
Figure 4-4. Typical Color Bar Pattern for Adjusting Color Saturation and Tint
blue
red
magenta
green
cyan
yellow
gray
Select Color and press ENTER. While looking at the color bar pattern through a blue filter,
adjust the color saturation level until the outermost (gray and blue) color bars appear to be
a single shade of blue:
Tint: Tint or “hue” is essentially the ratio of red to green in the color portion of the image.
When tint is decreased, the image appears redder; when it is increased the image
appears greener. To set the tint, select Tint and press ENTER. While looking at the color
bar pattern through a blue filter, adjust the tint level until the cyan and magenta color bars
(on either side of the green bar) appear to be a single shade of blue.
Note
Like the brightness and contrast controls, the color and tint controls
are interactive. A change to one may require a subtle change to the
other in order to achieve the optimum setting.
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Sharpness: “Sharpness” is the amount of high-frequency detail in the image. To adjust
sharpness, select Sharpness from the Picture menu and press ENTER. On your external
test pattern source, select a pattern like the one shown in Figure 4-5. Adjust as needed,
looking for white edges around the transitions from black to gray and differently-sized lines
in the “sweep” patterns at the top and bottom. Lower the sharpness setting to eliminate
them.
Figure 4-5. Typical Test Pattern for Adjusting Sharpness
Use the controls in the Input Position Menu to fine-tune the aspect ratio and image
position for the current source.
Input Position
Input Position
Note
When you change an input position setting, save the change to a
preset afterwards. Otherwise, the change will be lost when a
different input is selected. (The input position settings are saved for
each input and resolution separately.) For information about saving
settings, refer to ISF Presets on page 34.
Left/Right: Select Left/Right from the Input Position menu to shift the projected image
horizontally. Use the right or up cursor button to shift the image to the right; use the left or
down button to shift it to the left.
Up/Down: Select Up/Down from the Input Position menu to shift the projected image
vertically. Use the right or up cursor button to shift the image upward; use the left or down
button to shift it downward.
Width: Select Width from the Input Position menu to change the projected image width.
Use the right or up cursor button to increase the width; use the left or down button to
decrease it.
Height: Select Height from the Input Position menu to change the projected image
height. Use the right or up cursor button to increase the height; use the left or down
button to decrease it.
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Left/Right
Up/Down
Width
Height
Overscan
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Operation
Overscan: Image Overscan pushes the outside edge of the active picture area of the
video signal out beyond the edge of the display area.
Some television programs are produced based on the assumption that older television
sets may not display the outer edges of the broadcast picture area. Over scan effectively
trims away these inactive, outer edges and enlarges the remaining portion of the image to
fill the display area.
Select from 1% to 10% of Overscan, as desired.
For HDTV, DVDs and other video sources, Overscan is generally not necessary or
desirable.
ISF Presets ➤
ISF Presets
7
…
…
…
ISF Night
ISF Day
For each input, the VX-2i lets you save image quality settings as presets that you can
recall at a later time. You can create up to four presets per input and resolution. Use the
ISF Presets menu to recall saved image presets, or to save image settings in the “Custom
1” or “Custom 2” memory location. The currently-selected preset is indicated by a “7” to
its left; in the example shown here, ISF Night is selected.
Custom 1
Save
You should save changes to any of the following settings to a preset; otherwise they will
be lost when a new input source or resolution is selected:
Custom 2
Save
• Aspect ratio
Factory Default
• Picture quality settings (brightness, contrast, color saturation, tint and sharpness)
• Input position (image position, width, height and overscan percentage)
To reset all image presets to their factory defaults, select Factory Default and press
ENTER.
Information ➤
Information
Select Information from the Main Menu to see information that uniquely identifies your
projector: its serial number, the installed hardware and firmware versions and the firmware
version build date. Should you ever need to contact Runco Technical Support, this
information will help them answer your questions or resolve product performance issues.
Serial Number
Hardware
Firmware
Date
Calibration ➤
Use the Calibration menu to perform advanced picture quality adjustments. This menu
should be used by ISF-certified technicians only.
Calibration
ISF Night
Display Color
Note
You must enter a passcode to access the Calibration menu.
Input Image
Input Color
ISF Day
Display Color
The changes you make here take effect immediately; you do not need to save them. To
recall the ISF Night or ISF Day settings, select “ISF Night” or “ISF Day” from the ISF
Presets menu (see above).
Input Image
Input Color
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ISF Night - Display Color: Use the Display Color settings to change the characteristics
of the output signal. These settings are global (independent of any particular input).
• Gain: Use the Gain controls to correct color imbalances in the bright areas of the
image. A good way to do this is to use a test pattern consisting mostly of solid white
areas, such as an 80 IRE “window” pattern. If the white areas contain traces of red,
green or blue, decrease the Gain for that color.
• Offset: Use the Offset controls in the White Balance sub-menu to correct color
imbalances in the dark areas of the image. A good way to do this is to use a test
pattern consisting mostly of dark gray areas, such as a 30 IRE “window” pattern. If the
gray areas contain traces of red, green or blue, decrease the Offset for that color.
• Gamma: “Gamma” is a global setting that determines how gray shades are displayed
between minimum input (black) and maximum input (white) for all signals. A good
gamma setting helps to optimize blacks and whites while ensuring smooth transitions
for the “in-between” values utilized in other grays. Unlike “Brightness” and “Contrast”
controls, the overall tone of your images can be lightened or darkened without
changing the extremes and all images will be more vibrant while still showing good
detail in dark areas.
In all but the most unusual situations, the appropriate “Color Temp” selection (see
below) will produce accurate colors and a satisfying contrast level. However, it is
sometimes necessary to adjust the red, blue and green gamma curves individually. To
do this, select Gamma from the Display Color sub-menu and use the left- and
right-arrow buttons to manipulate the on-screen slidebars.
• Lamp Power: Select Lamp Power from the Display Color Menu to adjust the lamp
output level. You can choose to run the lamp as bright as possible (“1”; this is the
default setting) or you can choose the lower setting (“0”). Generally, lower lamp output
can prolong the life of the lamp, but decreases brightness.
• Color Temp: Select Color Temp from the Display Color menu to adjust the color
temperature. The default setting is appropriate for most situations. Higher settings
produce a “bluer” picture.
ISF Night - Input Image: The Input Image controls are similar to those in the Picture
menu, but are accessible only by entering the Calibration menu passcode. This makes it
possible to restore the picture quality settings to what they were when the projector was
installed, simply by recalling the “ISF Night” preset.
ISF Night - Input Color: The Input Color controls are similar to those in the Display Color
menu (see above), but can be set independently for each input.
• Gain/Offset: Refer to ISF Night - Display Color, above.
• Chroma Delay: use the Chroma Delay control to correct a mis-aligned image from a
Composite, S-Video or Component video source. Chroma delay in an image causes
color shifts to occur to the left of the vertical edge transitions, producing artificial
shadows or a “halo” effect. If necessary, adjust this setting to eliminate them.
• Phase: Adjust the phase if the image (usually from an RGB source) shows shimmer or
“noise.” Pixel phase adjusts the phase of the pixel sampling clock relative to the
incoming signal. The effect of this control is similar to that of a tracking control on a
VCR.
For best results, use a good test pattern such as a smooth gray consisting of a clear
pattern of black and white pixels, or a similar “half on, half off” graphic image. (You may
notice that you can stabilize the image at more than one point. Use either setting in this
case.)
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ISF Day - Display Color: Refer to ISF Night - Display Color.
ISF Day - Input Image: Refer to ISF Night - Input Image.
ISF Day - Input Color: Refer to ISF Night - Input Color.
Output Shift: The controls in the Output Shift menu are similar to those in the Input
Position menu, except that they change the characteristics of the output signal (so the
change is visible no matter which input is selected).
Splash Configure: Use the Splash Configure menu to customize the appearance of the
start-up message that appears on the vacuum fluorescent display upon power-up. You
can have the VX-2i display the owner’s name, your name, the phrase “ISF Calibrated”
and/or any other string, up to 20 characters in length.
Use the up or down cursor button to select a character. Use the right and left cursor
buttons to change the cursor position. Press MENU when you have finished entering text.
Then, check the “Splash Enable” box to have the VX-2i display the information you enter
here when it is turned on.
OSD Position: Select OSD Position, press ENTER and use the arrow buttons to change
the size and position of the OSD controls.
Service ➤
Use the Service menu to access advanced projector configuration settings. This menu
should be used by ISF-certified technicians only.
Service
Test Video
Language
Note
You must enter a passcode to access the Service menu.
Remote Control
Display Device
HD Format
Triggers
Miscellaneous
System Reset
Test Video: Select Test Video from the Service Menu to access the internal test patterns
on the VX-2i. Four patterns are available, consisting of white/gray or colored bars. These
are useful for calibrating other theater source components (DVD player, HD tuner etc.) that
have their own picture controls.
Press MENU to exit test pattern mode.
Language: Select Language from the Service menu and press the up- or down-arrows to
select the OSD Language (English, French, Spanish or German).
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Remote Control: The Remote Control menu shows you the primary and secondary
infrared (IR) codes to which the VX-2i will respond. By default, both are set to 17. You can
change these codes if either:
• Another device in the theater (a DVD player, for example) is responding to commands
from the VX-2i remote control in ways that are unpredictable or undesirable.
• You have multiple VX-2i projectors and want to control them independently, as
opposed to broadcasting commands from a single remote to all of them. In this
scenario, you can use multiple remotes programmed to use different IR codes. Or, you
can use a single remote and change the IR code as needed to address a specific
projector.
Tip
Use the rear-panel keypad to change a projector IR code. Then,
change the code sent by the remote to match as described below.
When you change a remote code on the VX-2i, you must re-program your remote control
to send that same code. To do this:
1. Using a straightened paper clip or similar object, press and hold the CODE button on
the remote control for approximately three seconds, or until the red LED on the
remote lights solid red.
2. Enter a new two-digit code between 00 and 31 inclusive. Include a leading zero for
single-digit codes; for example, enter 9 as “09.”
3. The LED turns off to confirm the code change. If you enter an invalid code, the LED
flashes for three or four seconds. Try again, entering a valid code.
Display Device: The options in the Display Device menu allow you to change the picture
orientation, reset the lamp timer, perform lens adjustments and access additional test
patterns.
• Installation: Select Installation from the Display Device menu to change the picture
orientation to suit the method of installation (Floor Front, Floor Rear, Ceiling Front or
Ceiling Rear).
This menu page also displays the number of hours that the lamp has been in service,
and lets you reset the counter (which is recommended after you replace the lamp; refer
to Lamp Replacement on page 39).
• Lens: Select Lens from the Display Device menu to access the motorized lens
controls. Refer to Lens Adjustments on page 26.
• Diagnostics: Select Diagnostics from the Service menu to access additional test
patterns for calibration or measurement purposes:
• Select Red, Green or Blue to display only the selected color (simulating a filter of
that color).
• Select 75 or 100 to display color bars (75 IRE or 100 IRE).
• Select Horz or Vert to display a horizontal or vertical gray ramp.
• Select Checks to display a 15-segment checkerboard pattern.
• Select Align to display a white grid against a black background (useful for verifying
proper image or screen alignment).
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HD Format: If for some reason the VX-2i does not properly detect the incoming signal
format (color space) on the HD1 or HD2 inputs, specify it here (RGB or YUV). Otherwise,
leave it set to Auto.
Triggers: Select Triggers from the Service menu to configure the 12-volt trigger outputs.
You can assign one or more trigger outputs to each aspect ratio. Those triggers are then
activated by selecting that aspect ratio.
If your projector is equipped with the Runco CineWide with AutoScope system, assign at
least one trigger output (the same one to which the lens motor is connected) to the
Cinema and Virtualwide 2.35 aspect ratios.
Miscellaneous: Select Miscellaneous from the Service menu to set the following options:
• Menu Mode: This is the manner in which the OSD menus appear and disappear when
you press MENU. Choose one of the following:
0 = No transition; menus abruptly appear and disappear.
1 = Menus fade in and out.
2 = “Checkerboard” dissolve; menus appear and disappear in sections.
3 = “Window shade” effect; menus are drawn on a diagonal from top left to bottom
right, and retract in the opposite direction.
• Timeout - Short/Long: These settings control how long the OSD menus stay on
screen. Select a time-out period of from 2 to 60 seconds.
• Side Bar Color: This controls the color of the inactive image area. The range is from
-100 (black) to 100 (white).
The inactive image area is on either side of the active image area when using the
Standard 4:3 aspect ratio, and above and below the active image area when using the
Letterbox aspect ratio.
System Reset: To reset ALL projector settings (including image settings) back to their
factory defaults, choose System Reset from the Service menu. Select Confirm to continue
or Back to cancel. This action is not undoable. Use it with caution!
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5. Maintenance and Troubleshooting
The lamp should be replaced when it reaches the end of its life (typically 2000 hours), or
sooner if a noticeable degradation in brightness occurs. Contact your Runco dealer to
obtain a replacement lamp.
5.1
Lamp Replacement
1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. Allow the projector to cool down for
approximately 45 minutes prior to removing the lamp assembly for replacement.
2. Loosen the four rear Lamp Cover screws and remove the cover.
3. Remove the two lamp assembly mounting screws.
4. Grasp the lamp assembly handle and pull gently, removing the lamp module from the
projector housing.
5. Install the new lamp module.
6. Replace the lamp cover and re-tighten all screws.
7. Reset the Lamp Hour counter. To do this, select Service from the Main Menu, then
Display Device, then Installation. Use the cursor buttons to highlight Reset under
“Lamp Hours” and press ENTER.
Table 5-1 provides some general guidelines for troubleshooting problems you may
encounter with the VX-2i. If you encounter an issue not described here, please contact
Runco Technical Support.
Table 5-1. Troubleshooting Chart
Symptom
Possible Cause(s)
Solution
The projector does not turn
on after initial installation. The
power LED lights red after you
press the power button.
• The VX-2i is not plugged in
or the AC outlet is not
active.
• Ensure that the VX-2i is
plugged in and that the AC
outlet is active.
The projector is on, but there
is no video image on-screen.
• Incorrect source selection.
• Source component is not
turned on.
• Select the correct source.
• Turn on the source.
A projected image from a
DVD is split or otherwise
scrambled.
• DVD player is set to
progressive scan mode.
• Turn off progressive scan
on the DVD player.
• Connect the DVD player to
the HD/RGB 1 or
HD/RGB 2 input.
Image is too bright and/or
lacks definition in the bright
areas of the image.
• Contrast is set too high.
• Lower the contrast setting.
Image appears “washed out”
and/or dark areas appear too
bright.
• Brightness is set too high.
• Lower the brightness
setting.
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5.2
Troubleshooting Tips
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Table 5-1. Troubleshooting Chart (continued)
Symptom
Possible Cause(s)
Solution
Colors in the image are
swapped; for example, reds
appear blue or vice versa.
• The Red/Pr, Green/Y or
Blue/Pb outputs from the
source are connected to
the wrong inputs on the
VX-2i.
• Ensure that the source
outputs are connected to
the correct VX-2i input.
The projector will not turn
back on after it was powered
down, or the image disappears during operation.
• The projector will not turn
on for two minutes after
power-down, to protect
the lamp.
• The lamp has failed.
• Wait two minutes until the
LED at the front of the
VX-2i turns red.
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6. Serial Communications
To interface the VX-2i with a home theater automation/control system or a PC running
terminal emulation software, connect it to your control system or PC as shown in Figure
3-11.
6.1
RS-232 Connection
and Port Configuration
Configure the RS-232 controller or PC serial port as follows: no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop
bit and no flow control. Set the baud rate to 19200, to match that of the VX-2i RS-232
port.
Serial commands to the VX-2i take the following form:
• Commands are not case-sensitive.
• For a single command that takes no parameters, type the command followed by a
carriage return; for example, to set the aspect ratio to Letterbox, type
LETTERBOX <Return>.
• For a single command that takes a parameter, type the command, a space or a
comma and the desired value followed by a carriage return; for example, to set the
brightness to -10, type BRIGHTNESS -10 <Return> or
BRIGHTNESS,-10 <Return>.
• You can also send a string of multiple commands on a single line, separated by
commas. For example, COMPOSITE,BRIGHTNESS 100,ANAMORPHIC <Return>
switches to the Composite video input, sets the brightness to 100 and sets the aspect
ratio to Anamorphic. Command strings can be up to 255 characters long.
Table 6-1 lists the RS-232 command set. The “Parameter (min/max)” column shows the
valid parameter ranges, or “NA” for commands that take no parameters.
When you enter a valid command, the VX-2i executes it and acknowledges it with a plus
sign on the command line (+ >). When you enter an invalid command -- one that is
misspelled or followed by values outside the valid range for that command -- the VX-2i
ignores it and returns a minus sign (- >).
Table 6-1. Serial Commands
Command
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
Description
POWER
0/1
NA
Turns projector on and off
ON
NA
NA
Turns projector on
OFF
NA
NA
Turns projector off
COMPOSITE
NA
YES
Selects the Composite video input
SVIDEO1
NA
YES
Selects the S-Video 1 input
SVIDEO2
NA
YES
Selects the S-Video 2 input
COMPONENT
NA
YES
Selects the Component input
HD1
NA
YES
Selects the RGB HD 1 input
HD2
NA
YES
Selects the RGB HD 2 input
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Serial Command
Syntax
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Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
Description
DVI1
NA
YES
Selects the DVI 1 input
DVI2
NA
YES
Selects the DVI 2 input
OUT169
NA
YES
Sets the output screen to 1.78:1 (16:9)
OUT235
NA
YES
Sets the output screen to 2.35:1
ANAMORPHIC
NA
YES
Selects the Anamorphic aspect ratio
STANDARD
NA
YES
Selects the Standard (4:3) aspect ratio
LETTERBOX
NA
YES
Selects the Letterbox aspect ratio
VIRTUALWIDE
NA
YES
Selects the VirtualWide aspect ratio
CINEMA
NA
YES
Selects the Cinema aspect ratio
INTELLI235
NA
YES
Selects the Virtualwide 2.35 aspect ratio
RGBNN
NA
YES
Outputs color space RGB with negative,
negative sync
RGBPP
NA
YES
Outputs color space RGB with positive,
positive sync
RGBS
NA
YES
Outputs color space RGB with embedded
sync on green
YUV
NA
YES
HD YUV output color space
PHASE
0/3
YES
Adjusts phase
IHPOS
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for horizontal input position
IVPOS
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for vertical input position
IWIDTH
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for input width
IHEIGHT
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for input height
OVERSCAN
0/10
YES
Sets the overscan percentage
OHPOS
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for output horizontal position
OVPOS
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for output vertical position
OWIDTH
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for output width
OHEIGHT
-100/100
YES
Sets the value for output height
BRIGHTNESS
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for brightness
CONTRAST
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for contrast
COLOR
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for color
TINT
-100/100
YES
Sets a value for tint
SHARPNESS
-6/6
YES
Sets a value for sharpness
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Serial Communications
Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
Description
NIGHT
NA
YES
Loads “ISF Night” image preset
DAY
NA
YES
Loads “ISF Day” image preset
CUSTOM1
NA
YES
Loads “Custom 1” image preset
CUSTOM2
NA
YES
Loads “Custom 2” image preset
TRIGGER
1/3
YES
Assigns trigger to currently-selected aspect
ratio
BKGND
-100/100
YES
Sets the background color for letterbox or
4:3 aspect ratio (-100 = black; 100 = white)
IHPOS?
NA
NA
Returns input horizontal position value
IHEIGHT?
NA
NA
Returns input height value
OHPOS?
NA
NA
Returns output horizontal position value
OHEIGHT?
NA
NA
Returns output height value
COLOR?
NA
NA
Returns color setting value
ASPECT?
NA
NA
Returns current aspect ratio
INPUT?
NA
NA
Returns active input
OUTRES?
NA
NA
Returns output resolution
SERIALNUM?
NA
NA
Returns projector serial number
DATE?
NA
NA
Returns projector manufacture date
IVPOS?
NA
NA
Returns input vertical position value
OVERSCAN?
NA
NA
Returns overscan percentage
OVPOS?
NA
NA
Returns output vertical position value
BRIGHTNESS?
NA
NA
Returns brightness setting value
TINT?
NA
NA
Returns tint setting value
PRESET?
NA
NA
Returns currently-selected preset
(ISF Day, ISF Night, Custom 1 or Custom 2)
POWER?
NA
NA
Returns power status
ASPECTIN?
NA
NA
Returns the input source aspect ratio
SWVER?
NA
NA
Returns software version number
IWIDTH?
NA
NA
Returns input horizontal width value
PHASE?
NA
NA
Returns phase setting value
OWIDTH?
NA
NA
Returns output horizontal width value
CONTRAST?
NA
NA
Returns contrast setting value
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Serial Communications
Table 6-1. Serial Commands (continued)
Command
Parameter
(min/max)
Value
Stored?
Description
SHARPNESS?
NA
NA
Returns sharpness setting value
BKGND?
NA
NA
Returns background setting value
INRES?
NA
NA
Returns input resolution
ASPECTOUT?
NA
NA
Returns output screen size
HWVER?
NA
NA
Returns hardware version number
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7. Specifications
7.1
VX-2i Specifications
Table 7-1 lists the VX-2i specifications.
Table 7-1. VX-2i Specifications
Projector Type:
Digital Light Processing (DLP), 3-chip, 16:9 DMD
Native Resolution:
1280 x 720 (16:9)
Aspect Ratios:
4:3, Letterbox, 16:9 Anamorphic, VirtualWide, Cinema,
VirtualWide 2.35
Video Standards:
NTSC, PAL
DTV Compatibility:
480p, 720p, 1080i
Scan Frequency:
Horizontal: 15 - 100 kHz
Vertical: 28 - 78 Hz
Picture Size (16:9 Screen):
Recommended Width: 72 - 120 in.
Maximum Width: 250 in.
Throw Distance
(Factor x Screen Width):
Proteus A: Fixed 0.64 (for rear-screen applications only)
Proteus B: Zoom 1.22-1.44 x width
Proteus C: Zoom 1.45-1.76 x width
Proteus D: Zoom 1.82-2.39 x width (1.34-1.75 with CineWide)
Proteus E: Zoom 2.42-3.57 x width (1.78-2.62 with CineWide)
Proteus F: Zoom 3.63-5.72 x width (2.67-4.20 with CineWide)
Horizontal and Vertical
Offset:
Proteus A lens:
None
All other lenses:
Horizontal -- 10% of screen width left or right of center
Vertical (when ceiling-mounted) -80% of screen height below center;
0% of screen height above center
Vertical (when floor-mounted) -0% of screen height below center;
80% of screen height above center
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Table 7-1. VX-2i Specifications (continued)
Brightness and Contrast:
Cinema Standards Measurement System (CSMS)
Specifications
Brightness: 52.1 foot-Lamberts (fL)
Contrast Ratio: 217:1
These measurements are taken from the projector in a controlled,
home theater environment. All measurements are made to
ANSI/NAPM IT7.228-1997 specifications using the Photo Research
PR-650 SpectraColorimeter and Minolta LS-100 Luminance Meter,
Video Essentials test DVD and a 1.3 gain, 72-inch wide screen. The
projector is calibrated to a color temperature of 6,500K and has a
minimum of 150 hours of usage.
The foot-Lambert (fL) is the unit of measurement used in commercial
movie theaters to express image brightness at the screen surface. The
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) specifies
16 fL as the target image brightness for film-based projectors using an
open gate (without film in the projector). More importantly, today
SMPTE specifies 12 fL as the target image brightness in Digital
Cinema theaters. The foot-Lambert measurement is dependent on
screen size, screen gain and projector light output.
Home Theater Calibration Specifications
Light Output: 1227 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 217:1
These specifications are obtained by calibrating the projector as
described above for CSMS measurements.
Industry-Standard Specifications
Light Output: 2500 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2800:1
These are typical projector brightness and contrast specifications
found in most companies’ sales literature. Runco includes these
measurements in its literature to allow for direct comparison with other
manufacturers’ projectors. These measurements are typically taken at
9,000K to 13,000K to get expected performance data when the
projector is used in professional, commercial and industrial displays.
Lamp:
275 Watts
Estimated Lamp Life:
2000 hours
Inputs:
(1) Composite; (2) S-Video; (1) Component; (2) HD-R (Pr), G
(Y), B (Pb), H, V; (2) DVI w/HDCP
Control Options:
-
Trigger Outputs:
3 x 12 VDC, 800 mA
Bandwidth:
150 Mega Samples/Second (MSPS)
Power Requirements:
100 to 240 VAC (auto-sensing), 50/60 Hz, 610 Watts
Operating Environment:
41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C), 0% to 90% humidity
(non-condensing)
Dimensions:
See Figure 7-1
Weight (without lens):
65 lbs. (29.48 kg)
Regulatory Approvals:
Complies with FCC, CE C-Tick
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Discrete infrared remote
Serial commands via RS-232
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Table 7-1. VX-2i Specifications (continued)
Limited Warranty:
Projector: Two (2) years parts and labor from the date of
delivery to the end user.
Lamp: 1000 hours or six (6) months, whichever comes first.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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7.2
VX-2i Dimensions
Figure 7-1 shows the VX-2i dimensions.
R 10.680
21.190
15.857
12.123
8.389
0
25.737
9.245
.134
.500
.750
1.500
1.500
1.330
all dimensions are in inches
23.990
14.671
9.934
1.620
0
0
1.305
1.685
4.335
19.505
Ø 1.140
Figure 7-1. VX-2i Dimensions
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RUMA-011155
rev 11-04-05
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