BenQ MP525 ST, MP515 ST, Projector Accessories MP515 ST User manual

BenQ MP525 ST, MP515 ST, Projector Accessories MP515 ST User manual
MP515 ST/MP525 ST
Digital Projector
User Manual
Welcome
Table of contents
Important safety
instructions .........................3
Introduction........................7
Projector features .................................. 7
Shipping contents.................................. 8
Projector exterior view .......................... 9
Controls and functions ....................... 10
Positioning your
projector............................14
Personalizing the projector menu
display ...................................................41
Shutting down the projector ...............42
Menu operation ...................................43
Maintenance......................51
Care of the projector............................51
Lamp information................................52
Troubleshooting ...............58
Specifications ....................59
Choosing a location............................. 14
Obtaining a preferred projected
image size ............................................. 15
Warranty and Copyright
information .......................64
Connection .......................18
Regulation statements ......65
Connecting a computer or monitor... 19
Connecting Video source devices....... 20
Operation ..........................23
Starting up the projector..................... 23
Adjusting the projected image ............ 24
Using the menus.................................. 26
Securing the projector ......................... 27
Switching input signal ......................... 30
Magnifying and searching for details . 31
Selecting the aspect ratio..................... 31
Optimizing the image.......................... 33
Setting the presentation timer ............ 37
Hiding the image ................................. 38
Freezing the image............................... 39
Utilizing FAQ function ....................... 39
Operating in a high altitude
environment ........................................ 40
Locking control keys ........................... 40
Adjusting the sound ............................ 41
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Table of contents
Important safety instructions
Your projector is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of
information technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is
important that you follow the instructions mentioned in this manual and marked on
the product.
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.
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.
Important safety instructions
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Safety Instructions (Continued)
7.
8.
9.
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When the auto blank sensor does
not work and the projector is under
operation, do not block the
projection lens with any objects 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.
The lamp becomes extremely hot
during operation. Allow the
projector to cool for approximately
45 minutes prior to removing the
lamp assembly for replacement.
Never replace the lamp assembly or
any electronic components unless
the projector is unplugged.
Important safety instructions
10. 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.
11. Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, or table. The
product may fall, sustaining serious
damage.
12. 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.
Safety Instructions (Continued)
13. Do not attempt to disassemble this
15. Do not place this projector in any of
projector. There are dangerous high
the following environments.
voltages inside which may cause death
- Space that is poorly ventilated or
confined. Allow at least 50 cm
if you should come into contact with
clearance from walls and free flow of
live parts. The only user serviceable
air around the projector.
part is the lamp which has its own
- Locations where temperatures may
removable cover.
become excessively high, such as the
Under no circumstances should you
inside of a car with all windows
rolled up.
ever undo or remove any other covers.
- Locations where excessive humidity,
Refer servicing only to suitably
dust, or cigarette smoke may
qualified professional service
contaminate optical components,
personnel.
shorten the projector's life span and
darken the image.
14. Do not block the ventilation holes.
- Do not place this projector on a
blanket, 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.
If the ventilation holes are seriously
obstructed, overheating inside the
projector may result in a fire.
- 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).
3000 m
(10000 feet)
0m
(0 feet)
Important safety instructions
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Safety Instructions (Continued)
16. Always place the projector on a level, 18. Do not place liquids near or on the
horizontal surface during operation.
projector. Liquids spilled into the
- Do not use if tilted at an angle of
projector may cause it to fail. If the
more than 10 degrees left to right,
projector does become wet,
nor at angle of more than 15 degrees
disconnect it from the power outlet
front to back. Using the projector
and call BenQ to have the projector
when it is not fully horizontal may
serviced.
cause a malfunction of, or damage
to, the lamp.
17. Do not step on the projector or place
any objects upon it. Besides probable 19. This product is capable of displaying
inverted images for ceiling mount
physical damage to the projector,
installation.
doing so may result in accidents and
Use only BenQ's Ceiling Mount Kit for
possible injury.
mounting the projector and ensure it
is securely installed.
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Important safety instructions
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
Selectable password protected function
3D color management allowing color adjustments to your liking
Selectable quick cooling function making the projector cool in a shorter time
FAQ to troubleshoot operational problems with one quick key press
Presentation timer for better control of time during presentations
High quality manual zoom lens
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
High brightness projection lamp
Multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) menus
Switchable normal and economic modes to reduce the power consumption
Less than 1 W power consumption in standby mode
Built-in speaker providing mixed mono audio when an audio input is connected
Component HDTV compatibility (YPbPr)
Optical short throw lens to reduce projection distance greatly without sacrificing
picture quality
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The apparent brightness of the projected image will vary depending on the ambient
lighting conditions, selected input signal contrast/brightness settings, and is directly
proportional to projection distance.
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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
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.
*The warranty card is only supplied in some specific regions. Please consult your dealer for
detailed information.
Projector
VGA cable
Quick start
guide
Power cord
Pull the tab before using the remote control.
Optional accessories
1.
2.
3.
4.
8
Spare lamp kit
Ceiling mount kit
RS232 cable
Soft carry case
Introduction
User manual
CD
Warranty
card*
Remote control with battery
Projector exterior view
1.
Front/upper side
5
1
2
6
7
PUSH
8
3
9
4
Rear/lower side
15
16
17
18
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
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17.
18.
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External control panel
(See "Controls and functions" on
page 10 for details.)
Vent (heated air exhaust)
Quick-release button
Lens cover
Focus ring and Zoom ring
Vent (cool air intake)
Front IR remote sensor
Auto blank sensor
Projection lens
AC power cord inlet
Kensington anti-theft lock slot
Rear adjuster foot
Ceiling mount holes
Lamp cover
RS232 control port
RGB (PC)/Component Video
(YPbPr/ YCbCr) signal input jack
HDMI input port
S-Video input jack
Video input jack
Audio (L/R) input jacks
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10
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13
3
14
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Introduction
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Controls and functions
Projector
For details, see the info provided behind
the hand sign
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6.
2
8
3
4
5
6
7
9
"Utilizing FAQ function" on page 39
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BLANK
Used to hide the screen picture.
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"Hiding the image" on page 38
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13
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7.
8.
11
1.
Focus ring
Adjusts the focus of the projected
image.
Zoom ring
Adjusts the size of the image.
"Fine-tuning the image size and clarity"
on page 25
3.
POWER indicator light
Lights up or flashes when the
projector is under operation.
"Indicators" on page 57
4.
5.
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Power
Toggles the projector between standby
mode and on.
"Starting up the projector" on page 23,
"Shutting down the projector" on page
42
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Introduction
LAMP indicator light
Indicates the status of the lamp. Lights
up or flashes when the lamp has
developed a problem.
"Indicators" on page 57
10. AUTO
Automatically determines the best
picture timings for the displayed
image.
"Auto-adjusting the image" on page 24
11. Keystone/Arrow keys ( / Up,
/
Down)
Manually corrects distorted images
resulting from an angled projection.
Menu/Exit
Turns on the On-Screen Display
(OSD) menu. Goes back to previous
OSD menu, exits and saves menu
12.
settings.
"Using the menus" on page 26
TEMPerature warning light
Lights up red if the projector's
temperature becomes too high.
"Indicators" on page 57
9.
"Fine-tuning the image size and clarity"
on page 25
2.
Left/
Starts the FAQ function.
"Correcting keystone" on page 25
Right/
Activates panel key lock.
When the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu is activated, the #6, #11, and #12
keys are used as directional arrows to
select the desired menu items and to
make adjustments.
"Locking control keys" on page 40,
"Using the menus" on page 26
13. Mode/Enter
Selects an available picture setup
mode.
Activates the selected On-Screen
Display (OSD) menu item.
14. SOURCE
Displays the source selection bar.
"Switching input signal" on page 30
"Selecting a picture mode" on page
33
Ceiling mounting the projector
We want you to have a pleasant experience using your BenQ projector, so we need to
bring this safety matter to your attention to prevent 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.
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Remote control
For details, see the info provided behind
the hand sign
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1
2
9
3
10
4
11
5
12
8
6
7.
8
"Using the menus" on page 26
8.
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15
1.
2.
"Freezing the image" on page 39
3.
Left/
Starts the FAQ function.
"Utilizing FAQ function" on page 39
4.
BLANK
Used to hide the screen picture.
"Hiding the image" on page 38
5.
Digital Zoom (+, -)
Magnifies or reduces the projected
picture size.
"Magnifying and searching for details"
on page 31
6.
Volume +/Adjusts the sound level.
"Adjusting the sound" on page 41
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9.
Power
Toggles the projector between standby
mode and on.
Freeze
Freezes the projected image.
Introduction
Keystone/Arrow keys ( / Up,
/
Down)
Manually corrects distorted images
resulting from an angled projection.
"Correcting keystone" on page 25
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"Starting up the projector" on page 23,
"Shutting down the projector" on page
42
Menu/Exit
Turns on the On-Screen Display
(OSD) menu. Goes back to previous
OSD menu, exits and saves menu
settings.
AUTO
Automatically determines the best
picture timings for the displayed
image.
"Auto-adjusting the image" on page 24
10.
Right/
Activates panel key lock.
When the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu is activated, the #3, #8, and #10
keys are used as directional arrows to
select the desired menu items and to
make adjustments.
"Locking control keys" on page 40,
"Using the menus" on page 26
11. SOURCE
Displays the source selection bar.
"Switching input signal" on page 30
12. Mode/Enter
Selects an available picture setup
mode.
Activates the selected On-Screen
Display (OSD) menu item.
"Selecting a picture mode" on page 33
13. Timer On
Activates or displays an on-screen
timer based on your own timer
setting.
15. Page Up/Down
(This function is not available with the
MP5 series models.)
"Setting the presentation timer" on page
37
14. Timer Set up
Enters presentation timer setting
directly.
"Setting the presentation timer" on page
37
Remote control effective range
Infra-Red (IR) remote control sensor is located on the
front of the projector. The remote control must be held at
an angle within 30 degrees perpendicular to the
projector's IR remote control sensor to function correctly.
The distance between the remote control and the sensor
should not exceed 8 meters (~ 26 feet).
Appr
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Make sure that there are no obstacles between the remote
control and the IR sensor 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 while 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.
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Avoid excessive heat and humidity.
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There may be battery damage if the battery is incorrectly
replaced.
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Replace only with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the battery manufacturer.
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Dispose of the used battery according to the battery
manufacturer's instructions.
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Never throw a battery into a fire. There may be danger of an explosion.
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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. 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.
3. 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 Mount Kit
are required for this installation location.
Set Rear Ceiling in the SYSTEM SETUP:
Basic > Projector Position menu after you
turn the projector on.
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
Mount Kit from your dealer to mount
your projector on the ceiling.
4. Rear Table
Select this location with the projector
placed near the floor behind the screen.
Set Front Ceiling in the SYSTEM SETUP: Note that a special rear projection screen
Basic > Projector Position menu after you is required.
turn the projector on.
Set Rear Table 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.
4:3 is the native aspect ratio of this projector. 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.
Darkened bar
(12.5% height)
Darkened bar
(12.5% height)
4:3 aspect image in a 4:3
aspect display area
16:9 aspect image scaled
to a 4:3 aspect display area
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).
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 diagrams on page 17, 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).
How to determine the position of the projector for a given
screen size
1.
2.
Select your screen size.
Refer to the table on page 17 and find the closest match to your screen size in the
left columns labelled "Screen size". Using this value, look across this row to the
right to find the corresponding average distance from screen value in the column
labelled "Average". This is the projection distance.
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3.
On that same row, look across to the right column and make note of the "Vertical
offset (mm)" 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 2422
mm, and the vertical offset is 91 mm.
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 on page 17 and find the closest match to your measurement in
the average distance from screen column labelled "Average". Check that your
measured distance is between the min and max distances listed on either side of
the average distance value.
3. Using this value, look across that row to the left to find the corresponding "Screen
size" 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 (mm)" 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 is 4.8 m (4800 mm), the closest
match in the "Average" column is 5046 mm. Looking across this row shows that a 250''
(about 6.35 m) screen is required.
Checking the min and max projection distance values on the columns of "Distance from
screen (mm)" indicates that the 4.8 m measured projection distance will fit the 220'' size
screen. The projector can be adjusted (using the zoom control) to display on this screen
size. Be aware that different screens have different vertical offset values.
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 25 for details.
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Positioning your projector
Projection dimensions
Refer to "Dimensions" on page 60 for the center of lens dimensions of this projector
before calculating the appropriate position.
Maximum zoom
Minimum zoom
Screen
Center of lens
<H>
Vertical offset
<W>
Projection distance
Screen size
Distance from screen (mm)
Diagonal
Inch
mm
30
762
Min length
W (mm)
H (mm)
610
457
(max.
zoom)
550
Average
606
Max
length
(min.
zoom)
661
Vertical
offset
(mm)
23
40
1016
813
610
734
807
881
30
50
1270
1016
762
917
1009
1101
38
60
1524
1219
914
1101
1211
1321
46
80
2032
1626
1219
1468
1615
1761
61
100
2540
2032
1524
1835
2018
2202
76
120
3048
2438
1829
2202
2422
2642
91
150
3810
3048
2286
2752
3028
3303
114
200
5080
4064
3048
3670
4037
4404
152
220
5588
4470
3353
4037
4440
4844
168
250
6350
5080
3810
4587
5046
5505
191
300
7620
6096
4572
5505
6055
6606
229
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.
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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.
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In the connections shown below, some cables may not be included with the projector (see
"Shipping contents" on page 8). They are commercially available from electronics stores.
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For detailed connection methods, see pages 19-22.
Notebook or desktop
computer
Monitor
(VGA)
(DVI)
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1.
2.
3.
4.
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A/V device
or
2
1
VGA cable
VGA to DVI-A cable
Component Video to VGA (DSub) adapter cable
HDMI cable
Connection
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4
5.
6.
7.
4
7
S-Video cable
Video cable
Audio L/R cable
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6
Connecting a computer or monitor
Connecting a computer
The projector can connect to both IBM® compatibles and Macintosh® computers. A
Mac adapter is needed if you are connecting legacy version Macintosh computers.
To connect the projector to a notebook or desktop computer:
1. Take the supplied VGA cable and connect one end to the D-Sub output jack of the
computer.
2. Connect the other end of the VGA cable to the COMPUTER signal input jack on
the projector.
3. If you wish to make use of the projector (mixed mono) speaker(s) in your
presentations, take a suitable audio cable and connect one end of the cable to the
audio output jack of the computer, and the other end to the AUDIO (L/R) jack of
the projector.
Once connected, the audio can be controlled by the projector On-Screen Display
(OSD) menus. See "Audio Settings" on page 49 for details.
The built-in speaker will be muted when the AUDIO OUT jack is connected.
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.
Connection
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Connecting Video source devices
You need only connect the projector to a Video source device using just one of the
connecting methods, however each provides a different level of video quality. The
method you choose will most likely depend upon the availability of matching terminals
on both the projector and the Video source device as described below:
Terminal
name
Terminal appearance
Reference
Picture quality
HDMI
"Connecting an HDMI device"
on page 21
Best
Component
Video
"Connecting a Component
Video source device" on page
21
Better
S-Video
Video
"Connecting an S-Video/
composite Video source
device" on page 22
Good
Normal
Connecting audio
The projector has two built-in mono speakers which are designed to provide basic audio
functionality accompanying data presentations for business purposes only. They are not
designed for, nor intended for stereo audio reproduction use as might be expected in
home theater or home cinema applications. Any stereo audio input (if provided), is
mixed into a common mono audio output through the projector speaker(s).
If you have a separate sound system, you will most likely want to connect the audio
output of your Video source device to that sound system, instead of to the mono audio
projector. The audio connections illustrated on page 18 are provided for informational
purposes only. You need not connect audio to the projector if there is an alternate sound
system available, or if audio is not required.
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Connection
Connecting an HDMI device
You should use an HDMI cable when making connection between the projector and
HDMI devices.
To connect the projector to an HDMI device:
1. Take an HDMI cable and connect one end to the HDMI output port of the video
device.
2. Connect the other end of the cable to the HDMI input port on the projector.
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In the unlikely event that you connect the projector to a DVD player via the projector's
HDMI input and the projected picture displays wrong colors, please change the color
space to YUV. See "Changing Color Space" on page 30 for details.
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The projector is only capable of playing mixed mono audio, even if a stereo audio input is
connected. See "Connecting audio" on page 20 for details.
Connecting a Component Video source device
Examine your Video source device to determine if it has a set of unused Component
Video output jacks available:
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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) adapter cable and connect the end with
3 RCA type connectors to the Component Video output jacks of the Video source
device. Match the color of the plugs to the color of the jacks; green to green, blue to
blue, and red to red.
2. Connect the other end of the Component Video to VGA (D-Sub) adapter cable
(with a D-Sub type connector) to the COMPUTER jack on the projector.
3. If you wish to make use of the projector (mixed mono) speaker(s) in your
presentations, take a suitable audio cable and connect one end of the cable to the
audio output jack of the device, and the other end to the AUDIO (L/R) jack of the
projector.
Once connected, the audio can be controlled by the projector On-Screen Display
(OSD) menus. See "Audio Settings" on page 49 for details.
The built-in speaker will be muted when the AUDIO OUT jack is connected.
•
The projector is only capable of playing mixed mono audio, even if a stereo audio input is
connected. See "Connecting audio" on page 20 for details.
•
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.
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Connecting an S-Video/composite Video source device
Examine your Video source device to determine if it has an unused S-Video/Video
output jack available:
•
•
•
If it has both jacks, use the S-Video output jack for connection as the S-Video
terminal provides better picture quality than the Video terminal.
If it has either of the output jack, you can also 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 an S-Video/Video source device:
1. Take an S-Video/Video cable and connect one end to the S-Video/Video output
jack of the Video source device.
2. Connect the other end of the S-Video/Video cable to the S-VIDEO/VIDEO jack on
the projector.
3. If you wish to make use of the projector (mixed mono) speaker(s) in your
presentations, take a suitable audio cable and connect one end of the cable to the
audio output jack of the device, and the other end to the AUDIO (L/R) jack of the
projector.
Once connected, the audio can be controlled by the projector On-Screen Display
(OSD) menus. See "Audio Settings" on page 49 for details.
The built-in speaker will be muted when the AUDIO OUT jack is connected.
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•
The projector is only capable of playing mixed mono audio, even if a stereo audio input is
connected. See "Connecting audio" on page 20 for details.
•
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
Operation
Starting up the projector
1.
Plug the power cord into the projector and into a
power outlet. Turn on the power outlet switch
(where fitted). Check that the POWER indicator
light on the projector lights orange after power has
been applied.
Please use the original accessories (e.g. power cable) only
with the device to avoid possible dangers such as electric
shock and fire.
2.
Open the lens cover. If it is closed, it could become
deformed due to the heat produced by the
projection lamp.
3.
Press II Power on the projector or remote control
to start the projector. As soon as the lamp lights
up, a "Power On Tone" will be heard. The POWER
indicator light flashes green and stays green when
the projector is on.
The start-up procedure takes about 30 seconds. In
the later stage of start-up, a start-up logo is
projected.
(If necessary) Rotate the focus ring to adjust the
image clearness.
To turn off the ring tone, see "Turning off the
Power On/Off Ring Tone" on page 41 for details.
If the projector is activated for the first time, select
your OSD language following the on-screen
instructions.
If you are prompted for a password, press the
arrow keys to enter a six-digit password. See
"Utilizing the password function" on page 27 for
details.
Switch all of the connected equipment on.
4.
5.
6.
If the projector is still hot
from previous activity, it
will run the cooling fan
for approximately 90
seconds before
energizing the lamp.
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7.
The projector will start to search for input signals. The current input signal being
scanned displays in the upper left corner of the screen. If the projector doesn't
detect a valid signal, the message "No Signal" will continue displaying until an
input 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 30 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 61 for details.
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.
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, see "Correcting keystone" on
page 25 for details.
1
2
•
Do not look into the lens
while the lamp is on. The
strong light from the lamp
may cause damage to
your eyes.
•
Be careful when you
press the quick-release
button as it is close to the
exhaust vent where hot
air comes from.
Auto-adjusting the image
In some cases, you may 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
corner of the screen for 3 seconds.
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•
The screen will be blank while AUTO is functioning.
•
This function is only available when a PC signal (analog RGB) is selected.
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.
• Using the remote control
Press
/
on the projector or remote control to
display the Keystone correction page. Press
to
correct keystoning at the top of the image. Press
to correct keystoning at the bottom of the image.
• Using the OSD menu
1. Press Menu/Exit and then press / until the
DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Keystone and press Mode/
Enter. The Keystone correction page displays.
3. Press
to correct keystoning at the top of
the image. Press
to correct keystoning at the
bottom of the image.
Press
/
.
Press
/
Fine-tuning the image size and clarity
1.
Adjust the projected image to the
size that you need using the zoom
ring.
2.
Sharpen the image by rotating the
focus ring.
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.
Using the menus
The projector is equipped with On-Screen Display (OSD) menus for making various
adjustments and settings.
Below is the overview of the OSD menu.
Main menu icon
Main menu
DISPLAY
Off
Wall Color
Auto
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
Position
Sub-menu
Status
ENTER
Phase
0
H. Size
0
Press Menu/
Exit to the
previous
page or to
exit.
Digital Zoom
Highlight
Current input signal
Analog RGB
Exit
The following example describes how to set the OSD language.
1.
Press Menu/Exit on the projector or
3.
remote control to turn the OSD menu on.
Press
to highlight Language
and press / to select a
preferred language.
DISPLAY
Wall Color
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
Analog RGB
Off
Auto
SYSTEM SETUP: Basic
Presentation Timer
Language
Projector Position
Menu Settings
Auto Power Off
0
0
Blank Timer
Panel Key Lock
Sleep Timer
Splash Screen
Auto Blank
Exit
Analog RGB
2.
Use / to highlight the SYSTEM
SETUP: Basic menu.
SYSTEM SETUP: Basic
Presentation Timer
Language
Projector Position
Menu Settings
Auto Power Off
Blank Timer
Panel Key Lock
Sleep Timer
Splash Screen
Auto Blank
Analog RGB
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Operation
English
Front Table
Disable
Disable
Off
Disable
BenQ
On
Exit
4.
English
Front Table
Disable
Disable
Off
Disable
BenQ
On
Exit
Press Menu/Exit twice* on the
projector or remote control to
leave and save the settings.
*The first press leads you back to the
main menu and the second press
closes the OSD menu.
Securing the projector
Using a security cable lock
The projector has to be installed in a safe place to prevent theft. Otherwise, purchase a
lock, such as the Kensington lock, to secure the projector. You can locate a Kensington
lock slot on the rear side of the projector. See item 11 on page 9 for details.
A Kensington security cable lock is usually a combination of key(s) and the lock. Refer
to the lock's documentation for finding out how to use it.
Utilizing the password function
For security purposes and to help prevent unauthorized use, the projector includes an
option for setting up password security. The password can be set through the On-Screen
Display (OSD) menu.
WARNING: You will be inconvenienced if you activate the password functionality and
subsequently forget the password. Print out this manual (if necessary) and write the
password you used in this manual, and keep the manual in a safe place for later recall.
Setting a password
Once a password has been set and the power on lock is activated, the projector cannot be
used unless the correct password is entered every time the projector is started.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security Settings
menu. Press Mode/Enter. The Security Settings page displays.
Highlight Power On Lock and select On by pressing / .
As pictured to the right, the four arrow keys ( ,
INPUT NEW PASSWORD
, , ) respectively represent 4 digits (1, 2, 3,
4). According to the password you desire to set,
press the arrow keys to enter six digits for the
password.
Confirm the new password by re-entering the
new password.
Once the password is set, the OSD menu returns
to the Security Settings page.
Clear
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.
To leave the OSD menu, press Menu/Exit.
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If you forget the password
If the password function is activated, you will be asked
to enter the six-digit password every time you turn on
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 six-digit password, or if you did not
record the password in this manual, and you absolutely do not remember it, you can use
the password recall procedure. See "Entering the password recall procedure" on page 28
for details.
If you enter an incorrect password 5 times in succession, the projector will automatically
shut down in a short time.
Entering the password recall procedure
1.
2.
3.
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 BenQ
Customer Center.
Recall Code:
0212
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.
•
If the password is correct, another message "INPUT NEW PASSWORD"
displays.
•
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.
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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 next time the projector is started.
Operation
7.
To leave the OSD menu, press Menu/Exit.
Disabling the password function
To disable password protection, go back to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security
Settings > Power On Lock menu after opening the OSD menu system. Select Off by
pressing / . 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 Power On Lock. 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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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. When starting up, the projector automatically
searches for the available signals.
Be sure the Quick Auto Search function in the SOURCE menu is On if you want the
projector to automatically search for the signals.
You can also manually cycle through the available input
signals.
1.
2.
Press SOURCE on the projector or remote
control. A source selection bar displays.
Press / until your desired signal is selected
and press Mode/Enter.
Once detected, the selected source information
will display at the corner of the screen for seconds.
If there is multiple equipment connected to the
projector, repeat steps 1-2 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 native display resolution of this projector is in a 4:3 aspect ratio. For best display
picture results, you should select and use an input signal which outputs at this resolution.
Any other resolutions will be scaled by the projector depending upon the "aspect ratio"
setting, which may cause some image distortion or loss of picture clarity. See "Selecting
the aspect ratio" on page 31 for details.
Changing Color Space
In the unlikely event that you connect the projector to a DVD player via the projector's
HDMI input and the projected picture displays wrong colors, please change the color
space to YUV.
1.
2.
Press Menu/Exit and then press / until the SOURCE menu is highlighted.
Press to highlight Color Space Conversion and press / to select a suitable
color space.
This function is only available when the HDMI input port is in use.
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Operation
Magnifying and searching for details
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 Digital Zoom+/- to display the Zoom bar.
Press Digital Zoom+ to magnify the center of the
picture. 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.
3. To restore the picture to its original size, press
AUTO. You can also press Digital Zoom-. When
the key is pressed again, the picture is further
reduced until it is restored to the original size.
The picture can only be
navigated after it is
magnified. You can further
magnify the picture while
searching for details.
• Using the OSD menu
1. Press Menu/Exit and then press / until the
DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Digital Zoom and press Mode/Enter. The Zoom bar displays.
3. If you are using the remote control, follow the steps 1 - 3 in the "Using the remote
control" section above. If you are using the projector control panel, press
repeatedly to magnify the picture to a desired size.
4. To navigate the picture, press Mode/Enter to switch to the paning mode and press
the directional arrows ( , , , ) on the projector or remote control to
navigate the picture.
5. To reduce size of the picture, press Mode/Enter to switch back to the zoom in/out
function, and press AUTO to restore the picture to its original size. You can also
press 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, 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 signal.
To change the projected picture ratio (no matter what aspect the source is):
1.
2.
3.
Press Menu/Exit and then press / until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
Press to highlight Aspect Ratio.
Press / to select an aspect ratio to suit the format of the video signal and your
display requirements.
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About the aspect ratio
•
In the pictures below, the black portions are inactive areas and the white portions are
active areas.
•
OSD menus can be displayed on those unused black areas.
1.
Auto: Scales an image proportionally 3.
to fit the projector's native resolution
in its horizontal or vertical width. This
is suitable for the incoming image
which is neither in 4:3 nor 16:9 and
you want to make most use of the
screen without altering the image's
aspect ratio.
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.
4:3 picture
16:10 picture
15:9 picture
2.
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 picture
16:9 picture
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Operation
4.
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 picture
Optimizing the image
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
colors to prevent possible color difference between the source and projected pictures.
To use this function, go to the DISPLAY > Wall Color menu and press / to select a
color which is closest to the color of the projection surface. There are several
precalibrated colors to choose from: Light Yellow, Pink, Light Green, Blue, and
Blackboard.
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 signal picture type.
To select an operation mode that suits your need, you
can follow one of the following steps.
• Press Mode/Enter on the projector or remote
control repeatedly until your desired mode is
selected.
• Go to the PICTURE > Picture Mode menu and
press / to select a desired mode.
The picture modes are listed below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Dynamic mode: 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.
sRGB 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 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 34 for details.
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Setting the User 1/User 2 mode
There are two user-definable modes if the current available picture modes are not
suitable for your need. You can use one of the picture modes (except the User 1/2) as a
starting point and customize the settings.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press Menu/Exit to open the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
Go to the PICTURE > Picture Mode menu.
Press / to select User 1 or User 2.
Press
to highlight Reference Mode.
This function is only available when User 1 or User 2 mode is selected up in the Picture Mode
sub-menu item.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Press / to select a picture mode that is closest to your need.
Press to select a menu item to be changed and adjust the value with / . 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.
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 User 2 is selected. Based on your needs, you can make adjustments to
these functions by highlighting them and pressing / on the projector or remote
control.
Adjusting Brightness
The higher the value, the brighter the image. And the
lower the setting, the 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.
Adjusting Contrast
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.
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Operation
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50
70
-30
0
30
Adjusting Color
Lower setting produces less saturated colors. If the setting is too high, colors on the
image will be overpowering, which makes the image unrealistic.
Adjusting Tint
The higher the value, the more reddish the picture becomes. The lower the value, the
more greenish the picture becomes.
Adjusting Sharpness
The higher the value, the sharper the picture becomes. The lower the value, the softer
the picture becomes.
Adjusting Brilliant Color
This feature utilizes a new color-processing algorithm and system level enhancements to
enable higher brightness while providing truer, more vibrant colors in picture. It
enables a greater than 50% brightness increase in mid-tone images, which are common
in video and natural scenes, so the projector reproduces images in realistic and true
colors. If you prefer images with that quality, select On. If you don't need it, select Off.
When Off is selected, the Color Temperature function is not available.
Selecting a color temperature
The options available for color temperature* settings vary according to the signal type
selected.
1.
T1: With the highest color temperature, T1 makes the image appear the most
bluish white than other settings.
2. T2: Makes images appear bluish white.
3. T3: Maintains normal colorings for white.
4. 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.
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.
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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.
If you have purchased a test disc which contains 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 3D Color Management menu to
make adjustments.
To adjust the settings:
1. Go to the PICTURE menu and highlight 3D Color Management.
2. Press Mode/Enter on the projector or remote control and the 3D Color
Management page displays.
3. Highlight Primary Color and press / to select a color from among Red,
Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, or Magenta.
4. Press to highlight Hue and press / 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.
For example, if you select Red and set its range
Yellow
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.
5. Press to highlight Saturation and adjust its
Cyan
Magenta
values to your preference by pressing / .
Every adjustment made will reflect to the
BLUE
image immediately.
For example, if you select Red and set its value
at 0, only the saturation of pure red will be
affected.
Saturation is the amount of that color in a video picture. Lower settings produce less
saturated colors; a setting of “0” removes that color from the image entirely. If the saturation
is too high, that color will be overpowering and unrealistic.
6.
7.
8.
9.
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Press to highlight Gain and adjust its values to your preference by pressing
. 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.
Operation
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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.
2.
3.
4.
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.
Highlight Timer Period and decide the time period
by pressing / . 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.
Press to highlight Timer Display and choose if you want the timer to show up
on the screen by pressing / .
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.
Press
to highlight Timer Position and set the timer position by pressing
Top-Left
5.
6.
7.
8.
Bottom-Left
Top-Right
/
.
Bottom-Right
Press to highlight Timer Counting Direction and select your desired counting
direction by pressing / .
Selection
Description
Count Up
Increases from 0 to the preset time.
Count Down
Decreases from the preset time to 0.
Press to highlight Sound Reminder and decide if you want to activate sound
reminder by pressing / . If you select On, a double beep sound will be heard at
the last 30 seconds of counting down/up, and a triple beep sound will be produced
when the timer is up.
To activate the presentation timer, press and press / to highlight On and
press Mode/Enter.
A confirmation message displays. Highlight Yes and press Mode/Enter on the
projector or remote control 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.
• Using the remote control
Press Timer On and press /
to highlight Off and press Mode/Enter.
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• Using the OSD menu
1. Go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Presentation Timer menu and highlight Off.
Press Mode/Enter. A confirmation message displays.
2. 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 key?
Timer On is a multi-functional key.
• If the presentation timer is off, pressing this key
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 key 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. The word
"BLANK" appears in the 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.
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.
The length of time can be set from 5 to 30 minutes in 5-minute increments.
If the preset time spans are not suitable for your personation, select Disable.
No matter Blank Timer is activated or not, you can press any key (except the Page Up/
Down key) on the projector or remote control to restore the picture.
To provide you a quick and friendly way to
temporarily hide the screen image, the projector is
equipped with a sensor to detect any object
approaching the projection lens and enters blank
status automatically in a short time once the object is
within 30 degrees perpendicular to the sensor and 20
cm from the sensor. Moving the object away from the
effective range will also return the projector to normal
projection status within a few seconds.
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15
10cm
Be sure the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Auto Blank menu is On.
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Once BLANK is pressed, the projector lamp enters Economic mode automatically.
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The effective range of the sensor may vary according to the material and color of the
blocking object.
Operation
Freezing the image
Press
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 key (except
the Page Up/Down key) on the projector or remote
control.
Even if an image is frozen on the screen, the pictures are
running on the video or other device. If the connected
devices have active audio output, you will still hear the
audio even though the image is frozen onscreen.
Utilizing FAQ function
The INFORMATION menu contains possible solutions to problems regarding image
quality, installation, special feature operation and service information.
To get the FAQ information:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press /
on the projector or remote control
or press Menu/Exit to open the OSD menu and
press / to highlight the INFORMATION
menu.
Press to select FAQ-Image and Installation or
FAQ-Features and Service.
Press Mode/Enter.
Press / to select a problem and press Mode/
Enter for possible solutions.
To exit the OSD menu, press Menu/Exit.
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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 ambient 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 ambient
temperature is between 0°C and 35°C. The projector will be over cooled, if you turn the mode
on under such a condition.
To activate the High Altitude Mode:
1.
Press Menu/Exit and then press / until the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu
is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight High Altitude Mode and press / select On. A
confirmation message displays.
3. Highlight Yes and press Mode/Enter.
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.
Locking control keys
With the control keys on the projector locked, you can prevent your projector settings
from being changed accidentally (by children, for example). When the Panel Key Lock is
on, no control keys on the projector will operate except II Power.
1.
Press / on the projector or remote control or
go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Panel Key Lock
menu, and select On by pressing / on the
projector or remote control. A confirmation
message is displayed.
2. Highlight Yes and press Mode/Enter to confirm.
To release panel key lock, press and hold / on the
remote control or projector for 3 seconds.
You can also use the remote control to enter the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Panel Key Lock
menu and press / to select Off.
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Keys on the remote control are still active when panel key lock is enabled.
•
If you press II 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.
Operation
Adjusting the sound
The sound adjustments made as below will have an effect on the projector speaker(s).
Be sure you have made a correct connection to the projector audio input. See
"Connection" on page 18 for how the audio input is connected.
Muting the sound
To temporarily turn off the sound:
1. Press Menu/Exit and then press / until the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu
is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Audio Settings and press Mode/Enter. The Audio Settings
page displays.
3. Highlight Mute and press / to select On.
Adjusting the sound level
To adjust the sound level, press Volume +/- on the
remote control, or:
1. Repeat steps 1-2 above.
2. Press to highlight Volume and press / to
select a desired sound level.
Turning off the Power On/Off Ring Tone
To turn off the ring tone:
1. Repeat steps 1-2 above.
2. Press to highlight Power On/Off Ring Tone and press
/
to select Off.
The only way to change Power On/Off Ring Tone is setting On or Off here. Setting the sound
mute or changing the sound level will not affect the Power On/Off Ring Tone.
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: Basic > Menu Settings menu sets the
length of time the OSD will remain active after your last key press. The time length
ranges from 5 to 30 seconds in 5-second increments. Use / to select a suitable
time.
Menu Position in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Menu Settings menu sets the OSD
position in five locations. Use / to select a preferred position.
Language in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu sets your familiar language for the
On-Screen Display (OSD) Menus. Use / 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 / to select a screen.
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Shutting down the projector
1.
Press II Power and a confirmation message will
display prompting you.
If you don't respond in a few seconds, the message
will disappear.
2.
Press II Power a second time. The POWER
indicator light flashes orange, the projection lamp
shuts down, and the fans will continue to run for
approximately 90 seconds to cool down the
projector.
To protect the lamp, the projector will not respond to any commands during the cooling
process.
To shorten the cooling time, you can also activate the Quick cooling function. See "Quick
Cooling" on page 48 for details.
3.
Once the cooling process finishes, a "Power Off Ring
Tone" will be heard. The POWER indicator light is a
steady orange and fans stop. Disconnect the power
cord from the power outlet.
•
To turn off the power ring tone, see "Turning off the Power
On/Off Ring Tone" on page 41 for details.
•
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 II Power
again to start the projector after the fans stop and the
POWER indicator light turns orange.
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Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental
conditions and usage.
Operation
Menu operation
Menu system
Please note that the on-screen display (OSD) menus vary according to the signal type
selected and the projector model you are using.
Main menu Sub-menu
Options
Off/Light Yellow/Pink/Light
Green/Blue/Blackboard
Auto/Real/4:3/16:9
Wall Color
1.
DISPLAY
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
Dynamic/Presentation/sRGB/
Cinema/User 1/User 2
Dynamic/Presentation/sRGB/
Cinema
Picture Mode
Reference Mode
2.
PICTURE
3. SOURCE
4.
SYSTEM
SETUP:
Basic
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Brilliant Color
Color Temperature
Primary Color
Hue
3D Color
Management
Saturation
Gain
Save Settings
Quick Auto Search
Color Space Conversion
Timer Period
Timer Display
Presentation
Timer
Timer Position
Timer Counting
Direction
Sound Reminder
On/Off
On/Off
T1/T2/T3/T4
R/G/B/C/M/Y
On/Off
Auto/RGB/YUV
1~240 minutes
Always/1 min/2 min/3 min/Never
Top-Left/Bottom-Left/Top-Right/
Bottom-Right
Count Down/Count Up
On/Off
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Main menu Sub-menu
Options
Language
Front Table/Rear Table/Rear
Ceiling/Front Ceiling
5 sec/10 sec/15 sec/20 sec/25 sec/
Menu Display Time
30 sec
Menu Settings
Center/Top-Left/Top-Right/BottomMenu Position
Right/Bottom-Left
Disable/5 min/10 min/15 min/20
Auto Power Off
min/25 min/30 min
Disable/5 min/10 min/15 min/20
Blank Timer
min/25 min/30 min
Panel Key Lock
On/Off
Disable/30 min/1 hr/2 hr/3 hr/4 hr/8
Sleep Timer
hr/12 hr
Splash Screen
Black/Blue/BenQ
Auto Blank
On/Off
Quick Cooling
On/Off
High Altitude Mode
On/Off
Mute
On/Off
Volume
Audio Settings
Power On/Off Ring
On/Off
Tone
Lamp Mode
Normal/Economic
Lamp Settings
Reset Lamp Timer
Equivalent Lamp Hour
Change Password
Security Settings
Power On Lock
2400/4800/9600/14400/19200/
Baud Rate
38400/57600/115200
Test Pattern
On/Off
Projector Position
4.
SYSTEM
SETUP:
Basic
5.
SYSTEM
SETUP:
Advanced
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Operation
Main menu Sub-menu
5.
SYSTEM
SETUP:
Advanced
Closed Caption
Options
Closed Caption
Enable
Caption Version
On/Off
CC1/CC2/CC3/CC4
Reset All Settings
FAQ-Image and Installation
FAQ-Features and Service
6.
INFORMATION
Current System Status
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Source
Picture Mode
Resolution
Color System
Equivalent Lamp Hour
Firmware Version
Note that the menu items are available when the projector detects at least one valid
signal. If there is no equipment connected to the projector or no signal detected, limited
menu items are accessible.
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Description of each menu
Function
Wall Color
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
1. DISPLAY menu
Position
Description
Corrects the projected picture's color when the projection
surface is not white. See "Using Wall Color" on page 33 for
details.
There are four options to set the image's aspect ratio
depending on your input signal source. See "Selecting the
aspect ratio" on page 31 for details.
Corrects any keystoning of the image. See "Correcting
keystone" on page 25 for details.
Displays the position adjustment page. To move the projected
image, use the directional arrow keys. The values shown on the
lower position of the page change with every key press you
made until they reach their maximum or minimum.
This function is only available when a PC signal (analog
RGB) is selected.
Adjusts the clock phase to reduce image
distortion.
Phase
This function is only available when a
PC signal (analog RGB) is selected.
Adjusts the horizontal width of the image.
H. Size
This function is only available when a PC signal (analog
RGB) is selected.
Magnifies or reduces the projected image. See "Magnifying and
searching for details" on page 31 for details.
Pre-defined picture modes are provided so you can optimize
your projector image set-up to suit your program type. See
Picture Mode
"Selecting a picture mode" on page 33 for details.
Selects a picture mode that best suits your need for the image
and further fine-tune the image based on the selections
Reference Mode quality
listed on the same page below. See "Setting the User 1/User 2
mode" on page 34 for details.
Adjusts the brightness of the image. See "Adjusting Brightness"
Brightness
on page 34 for details.
Digital Zoom
2. PICTURE menu
Contrast
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Operation
Adjusts the degree of difference between dark and light in the
image. See "Adjusting Contrast" on page 34 for details.
Function
Color
2. PICTURE menu
Tint
Sharpness
Description
Adjusts the color saturation level -- the amount of each color
in a video image. See "Adjusting Color" on page 35 for details.
This function is only available when a Video or S-Video
signal is selected and the system format is NTSC or PAL.
Adjusts the red and green color tones of the image. See
"Adjusting Tint" on page 35 for details.
This function is only available when a Video or S-Video
signal is selected and the system format is NTSC.
Adjusts the image to make it look sharper or softer. See
"Adjusting Sharpness" on page 35 for details.
This function is only available when a Video or S-Video
signal is selected and the system format is NTSC or PAL.
3. SOURCE menu
4. SYSTEM SETUP:
Basic menu
Brilliant Color
See "Adjusting Brilliant Color" on page 35 for details.
Color
Temperature
There are four color temperature settings available. See
"Selecting a color temperature" on page 35 for details.
3D Color
Management
See "3D Color Management" on page 35 for details.
Save Settings
Saves the settings made for User 1 or User 2 mode.
Quick Auto
Search
See "Switching input signal" on page 30 for details.
Color Space
Conversion
See "Changing Color Space" on page 30 for details.
Presentation
Timer
Reminds the presenter to finish the presentation within a
certain time frame. See "Setting the presentation timer" on
page 37 for details.
Language
Sets the language for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus.
See "Using the menus" on page 26 for details.
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Function
4. SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu
Projector
Position
The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen,
or with one or more mirrors. See "Choosing a location" on
page 14 for details.
Menu Settings
Menu Display Time
Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after your
last key press. The range is from 5 to 30 seconds in 5-second
increments.
Menu Position
Sets the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu position.
5. SYSTEM SETUP:
Advanced menu
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Description
Auto Power Off
Allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input signal
is detected after a set period of time. See "Setting Auto Power
Off " on page 52 for details.
Blank Timer
Sets the image blank time when the Blank feature is activated,
once elapsed the image will return to the screen. See "Hiding
the image" on page 38 for details.
Panel Key Lock
Disables or enables all panel key functions except II Power on
the projector and keys on the remote control. See "Locking
control keys" on page 40 for details.
Sleep Timer
Sets the auto-shutdown timer. The timer can be set to a value
between 30 minutes and 12 hours.
Splash Screen
Allows you to select which logo screen will display during
projector start-up. The following options are available: BenQ
logo, Black screen or Blue screen.
Auto Blank
See "Hiding the image" on page 38 for details.
Quick Cooling
Enables or disables the Quick Cooling function. Selecting On
enables the function and projector cooling time will be
shortened from a normal 90-second duration to approximately
30 seconds.
High Altitude
Mode
A mode for operation in high altitude areas. See "Operating in
a high altitude environment" on page 40 for details.
Operation
Function
Audio Settings
Description
Mute
Volume
Power On/Off Ring Tone
See "Adjusting the sound" on page 41 for details.
5. SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu
Lamp Mode
See "Setting Lamp Mode as Economic" on page 52 for details.
Lamp Settings
Reset Lamp Timer
See "Resetting the lamp timer" on page 56 for details.
Equivalent Lamp Hour
See "Getting to know the lamp hour" on page 52 for details on
how the total lamp hour is calculated.
Security
Settings
Change Password
You will be asked to enter the current password before
changing to a new one. See "Utilizing the password function"
on page 27 for details.
Power On Lock
See "Utilizing the password function" on page 27 for details.
Baud Rate
Selects a baud rate that is identical with your computer's so
that you can connect the projector using a suitable RS-232
cable and update or download the projector's firmware. This
function is intended for qualified service personnel.
Test Pattern
Selecting On enables the function and the projector displays
the grid test pattern. It helps you adjust the image size and
focus and check that the projected image is free from
distortion.
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Function
Description
5. SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu
Closed Caption Enable
Activates the function by selecting On when the selected input
signal carries closed captions.
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Closed Caption
Reset All
Settings
FAQ-Image and
Installation
FAQ-Features
and Service
Captions: An on-screen display of the dialogue, narration,
and sound effects of TV programs and videos that are
closed captioned (usually marked as "CC" in TV listings).
Caption Version
Selects a preferred closed captioning mode. To view captions,
select CC1, CC2, CC3, or CC4 (CC1 displays captions in the
primary language in your area).
Returns all settings to the factory preset values.
The following settings will still remain: Position, Phase, H. Size,
User 1, User 2, Color Space Conversion, Language, Projector
Position, High Altitude Mode, Security Settings, and Baud Rate.
Displays possible solutions to problems you may encounter.
6. INFORMATION menu
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.
Firmware Version
Shows the firmware version of your projector.
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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 and case 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.
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Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
If there is dirt or smears, use lens-cleaning paper or moisten a soft cloth with lens
cleaner and gently wipe the lens surface.
Never use any type of abrasive pad, alkaline/acid cleaner, scouring powder, or
volatile solvent, such as alcohol, benzene, thinner or insecticide. Using such
materials or maitaining prolonged contact with rubber or vinyl materials may result
in damage to the projector surface and cabinet material.
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 42 and unplug the power cord.
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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 59 or
consult your dealer about the range.
Retract the adjuster feet.
Remove the battery from the remote control.
Pack the projector in its original packing or equivalent.
Transporting the projector
It is recommended that you ship the projector with its original packing or equivalent.
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Lamp information
Getting to know the lamp hour
When the projector is in operation, the duration (in hours) of lamp usage is
automatically calculated by the built-in timer. 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 "Setting Lamp Mode as Economic" below for more information on Economic mode.
To obtain the lamp hour information:
1. Press Menu/Exit and then press / to highlight the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced
menu.
2. Press to highlight Lamp Settings and press Mode/Enter. The Lamp Settings page
displays.
3. You will see the Equivalent Lamp Hour information displaying on the menu.
4. To leave the menu, press Menu/Exit.
You can also get the lamp hour information on the INFORMATION menu.
Extending lamp life
The projection lamp is a consumable item that normally can last up to 2000-3000 hours
with proper usage. To keep the lamp life as long as possible, you can do the following
settings via the OSD menu.
Setting Lamp Mode as Economic
Using Economic mode reduces system noise and power consumption by 20%. If the
Economic mode is selected, the light output will be reduced and result in darker
projected pictures.
Setting the projector in Economic mode also extends the lamp operation life. To set
Economic mode, go into the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Lamp Settings > Lamp
Mode menu and press / .
Setting Auto Power Off
This function allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input signal is detected
after a set period of time to prevent unnecessary waste of lamp life.
To set Auto Power Off, go into the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Auto Power Off menu and
press / . 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.
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Maintenance
Timing of replacing the lamp
When the Lamp indicator lights up red or a message appears suggesting it is time to
replace the lamp, please install a new lamp or consult your dealer. An old lamp may
cause a malfunction in the projector and in some instances the lamp may explode. Go to
http://lamp.BenQ.com for a replacement lamp.
The LAMP indicator light and TEMPerature warning light will light up if the lamp becomes too
hot. Turn the power off and let the projector cool for 45 minutes. If the Lamp or Temp indicator
still lights up after turning the power back on, please contact your dealer. See "Indicators" on
page 57 for details.
The following Lamp warning displays will remind you to change the lamp.
Status
The lamp has been in operation equivalent to
2500 hours. Install a new lamp for optimal
performance. If the projector is normally run with
Economic selected (see "Getting to know the lamp
hour" on page 52), you may continue to operate
the projector until the 2950 hour lamp warning
appears.
Message
Notice
Order Replacement Lamp
Lamp > 2500 Hours
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
OK
The lamp has been in operation equivalent to
2950 hours. A new lamp should be fitted to avoid
the inconvenience when the projector runs out of
lamp time.
Notice
Replace Lamp Soon
Lamp > 2950 Hours
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
OK
The lamp has been in operation equivalent to
3000 hours.
Notice
Replace Lamp Now
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.
Lamp > 3000 Hours
Lamp usage time exceeded
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
OK
Notice
Out of Lamp Usage Time
Replace lamp (refer to user manual)
Then reset lamp timer
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
OK
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Replacing the lamp
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Hg - Lamp contains mercury. Manage in accordance with local disposal laws. See
www.lamprecycle.org.
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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
qualified projector lamp for lamp replacement.
•
If lamp replacement is performed while the projector is suspended upside-down from the
ceiling, make sure that no one is underneath the lamp socket to avoid any possible injury
or damage to the human eyes caused by fractured lamp.
1.
Turn the power off and disconnect the projector from the power outlet. If the lamp
is hot, avoid burns by waiting for approximately 45 minutes until the lamp has
cooled.
2.
Protect the projector's surface by clearing a
flat open area on your desk and placing a
soft item on the desk for padding.
Turn the projector over. Then loosen the
screws on the lamp cover.
3.
4.
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Remove the lamp cover from the projector.
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Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover
removed.
•
Do not insert your fingers between the lamp and
the projector. The sharp edges inside the
projector may cause injuries.
Maintenance
5.
Loosen the screw that secures the lamp. Be
careful not to lose the screw as it is needed to
hold the lamp in place. It is strongly
recommended that you use a magnetic-head
screwdriver.
6.
Pull out the lamp connector from a slot in the
lamp compartment. Disconnect it from the
projector as illustrated.
Lift the handle so that it stands up. Use the
handle to slowly pull the lamp out of the
projector.
7.
•
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.
9.
Insert the new lamp into the lamp
compartment and make sure it fits in the
projector.
Reconnect the lamp connector and place it
back into its slot to be flush with the projector.
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2
1
1
1
2
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10. Tighten the screw that secures the lamp.
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Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which
could result in malfunction.
•
Do not over tighten the screw.
11. Ensure the handle is fully laid flat and locked in
place.
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.
Resetting the lamp timer
15. After the start-up logo, press Menu/Exit and then press / to highlight the
SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu.
16. Press to highlight Lamp Settings and press Mode/Enter. The Lamp Settings page
displays.
17. Press to highlight Reset Lamp Timer and
Notice
press Mode/Enter. A warning message
Reset Lamp Timer?
displays asking if you want to reset the lamp
timer. Highlight Reset and press Mode/Enter.
Reset
Cancel
The lamp time will be reset to "0".
Do not reset if the lamp is not new or replaced as this
could cause damage.
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Maintenance
Indicators
Light
Status & Description
Power events
Orange
Off
Off
Stand-by mode.
Green
Flashing
Off
Off
Powering up.
Green
Off
Off
Orange
Flashing
Off
Off
Normal operation.
• The projector needs 90 seconds to cool down as it
was abnormally shut down without the normal
cooling down process.
• The projector needs to cool for 90 seconds after the
power is turned off.
• The projector has shut down automatically. If you try
to re-start the projector, it will shut down again.
Please contact your dealer for assistance.
Lamp events
Orange
Flashing
Off
Red
Off
Off
Red
The projector has shut down automatically. If you try to
re-start the projector, it will shut down again. Please
contact your dealer for assistance.
1. The projector needs 90 seconds to cool down. Or
2. Please contact your dealer for assistance.
Thermal events
Off
Red
Off
Off
Red
Red
Off
Red
Green
Off
Red
Orange
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Green
Red
Red
Green
Red
Orange The projector has shut down automatically. If you try to
Red
re-start the projector, it will shut down again. Please
Green
Red
Green
Orange
Green
Red
Orange
Red
Red
Orange
Red
Green
Orange
Red
Orange
Off
Green
Red
Off
Green
Green
contact your dealer for assistance.
Maintenance
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Troubleshooting
The projector does not turn on.
Cause
Remedy
There is no power from the power cord.
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 signal 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 projector if necessary.
The lens cover is still closed.
Open the lens cover.
Remote control does not work.
Cause
Remedy
The battery is out of power.
Replace the battery with a new one.
There is an obstacle between the remote
control and the projector.
Remove the obstacle.
You are too far away from the projector.
Stand within 8 meters (26 feet) of the projector.
The password is incorrect.
Cause
You do not remember the password.
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Troubleshooting
Remedy
Please see "Entering the password recall
procedure" on page 28 for details.
Specifications
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Optical
Resolution
(MP525 ST)
1024 x 768 XGA
(MP515 ST)
800 x 600 SVGA
Display system
1-CHIP DMD
Lens F/Number
F = 2.6 to 2.8, f = 10 to 12.3 mm
Lamp
220 W lamp
Electrical
Power supply
AC100–240V, 2.9 A,
50-60 Hz (Automatic)
Power consumption
329 W (Max); < 1 W (Standby)
Mechanical
Weight
5.5 lbs (2.5 Kg)
Output terminals
Speaker
(Stereo) 5 watt x 2
Control
RS-232 serial control
9 pin x 1
IR receiver x 1
Input terminals
Computer input
RGB input
D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 1
Video signal input
S-VIDEO
Mini DIN 4-pin port x 1
VIDEO
RCA jack x 1
SD/HDTV signal input
Analog - Component RCA jack x 3
(through RGB input)
Digital - HDMI V1.2 x 1
Audio signal input
Audio in
RCA audio jack (L/R) x 2
Environmental Requirements
Operating temperature
0°C–40°C at sea level
Operating relative humidity
10%–90% (without condensation)
Operating altitude
0–1499 m at 0°C–35°C
1500–3000 m at 0°C–30°C (with
High Altitude Mode on)
Specifications
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Dimensions
255 mm (W) x 114 mm (H) x 236 mm (D)
255
236
114
60.23
Ceiling mount installation
36.69
Ceiling mount screws:
M4 x 8 (Max. L = 8 mm)
119.00
67.00
Unit: mm
189.00
100.00
50.00
84.00
82.50
116.00
82.50
69.41
PUSH
61.00
127.12
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Specifications
111.41
255.25
107.28
218.69
65.55
Timing chart
Supported timing for PC input
Vertical
Horizontal
Pixel Frequency
Frequency (Hz) Frequency (kHz)
(MHz)
Resolution
Mode
720 x 400
720 x 400_70
70.087
31.469
28.3221
VGA_60
59.940
31.469
25.175
VGA_72
72.809
37.861
31.500
VGA_75
75.000
37.500
31.500
VGA_85
85.008
43.269
36.000
SVGA_60
60.317
37.879
40.000
SVGA_72
72.188
48.077
50.000
SVGA_75
75.000
46.875
49.500
SVGA_85
85.061
53.674
56.250
XGA_60
60.004
48.363
65.000
XGA_70
70.069
56.476
75.000
XGA_75
75.029
60.023
78.750
XGA_85
84.997
68.667
94.500
Netbook 1
60.000
35.820
46.996
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1024 x 576
1024 x 600
1280 x 800
1280 x 1024
1280 x 960
Netbook 2
64.995
41.467
51.419
WXGA_60
59.810
49.702
83.500
WXGA_75
74.934
62.795
106.500
WXGA_85
84.880
71.554
122.500
SXGA_60
60.020
63.981
108.000
SXGA_75
75.025
79.976
135.000
SXGA_85
85.024
91.146
157.500
1280 x 960_60
60.000
60.000
108.000
1280 x 960_85
85.002
85.938
148.500
1440 x 900
WXGA+_60
59.887
55.935
106.500
1400 x 1050
SXGA+_60
59.978
65.317
121.750
1600 x 1200
UXGA
60.000
75.000
162.000
640 x [email protected]
MAC13
66.667
35.000
30.240
832 x [email protected]
MAC16
74.546
49.722
57.280
1024 x [email protected]
MAC19
75.020
60.241
80.000
1152 x [email protected]
MAC21
75.060
68.680
100.000
Specifications
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Supported timing for HDMI (HDCP) input
Vertical
Horizontal
Pixel Frequency
Frequency (Hz) Frequency (kHz)
(MHz)
Resolution
Mode
720 x 400
720 x 400_70
70.087
31.469
28.3221
VGA_60
59.940
31.469
25.175
VGA_72
72.809
37.861
31.500
VGA_75
75.000
37.500
31.500
VGA_85
85.008
43.269
36.000
SVGA_60
60.317
37.879
40.000
SVGA_72
72.188
48.077
50.000
SVGA_75
75.000
46.875
49.500
SVGA_85
85.061
53.674
56.250
XGA_60
60.004
48.363
65.000
XGA_70
70.069
56.476
75.000
XGA_75
75.029
60.023
78.750
XGA_85
84.997
68.667
94.500
WXGA_60
59.810
49.702
83.500
WXGA_75
74.934
62.795
106.500
WXGA_85
84.880
71.554
122.500
SXGA_60
60.020
63.981
108.000
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 800
1280 x 1024
SXGA_75
75.025
79.976
135.000
1280 x 960_60
60.000
60.000
108.000
1280 x 960_85
85.002
85.938
148.500
1440 x 900
WXGA+_60
59.887
55.935
106.500
1400 x 1050
SXGA+_60
59.978
65.317
121.750
1600 x 1200
UXGA
60.000
75.000
162.000
640 x [email protected]
MAC13
66.667
35.000
30.240
832 x [email protected]
MAC16
74.546
49.722
57.280
1024 x [email protected]
MAC19
75.020
60.241
80.000
1152 x [email protected]
MAC21
75.060
68.680
100.000
480p
60.000
31.470
27.000
576p
50.000
31.250
27.000
720p_60
60.000
45.000
74.250
1280 x 960
VIDEO
(HDCP)
720p_50
50.000
37.500
74.250
1080i_60
60.000
33.750
74.250
1080i_50
50.000
28.130
74.250
1080p
60.000
67.500
148.500
1080p
50.000
56.250
148.500
Displaying a 1080i(1125i)@60Hz or 1080i(1125i)@50Hz signal may result in slight image
vibration.
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Specifications
Supported timing for Component-YPbPr input
Signal Format
Horizontal Frequency (kHz)
Vertical Frequency (Hz)
480i(525i)@60Hz
15.73
59.94
480p(525p)@60Hz
31.47
59.94
576i(625i)@50Hz
15.63
50.00
576p(625p)@50Hz
31.25
50.00
720p(750p)@60Hz
45.00
60.00
720p(750p)@50Hz
37.50
50.00
1080i(1125i)@60Hz
33.75
60.00
1080i(1125i)@50Hz
28.13
50.00
[email protected]
67.50
60.00
[email protected]
56.26
50.00
Displaying a 1080i(1125i)@60Hz or 1080i(1125i)@50Hz signal may result in slight image
vibration.
Supported timing for Video and S-Video inputs
Video mode
Horizontal
Frequency (kHz)
Vertical Frequency
(Hz)
Color sub-carrier
Frequency (MHz)
NTSC
15.73
60
3.58
PAL
15.63
50
4.43
SECAM
15.63
50
4.25 or 4.41
PAL-M
15.73
60
3.58
PAL-N
15.63
50
3.58
PAL-60
15.73
60
4.43
NTSC4.43
15.73
60
4.43
Specifications
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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 in-between 10% and 90%, temperature in-between 0°C and 35°C, altitude lower
than 4920 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 2009 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.
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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.
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Warranty and Copyright information
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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Accessibility Requirements for Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section
508
BenQ's commitment to accessible products allows us to support government in making
accessible technology choices BenQ's LCD monitors and projectors are compliant with
Section 508 guidelines by including the assistive features as below:
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BenQ's monitors have colored "Power" indicators. While the indicator shows green,
it means that the monitor is using the full power. While the indicator shows yellow
or amber, it means that the monitor is in suspend or sleep mode and is using less
than 2 watts of electricity.
BenQ's monitors have a variety of settings of pre-programmed flicker-free timing to
make the screen shown on the monitor readily accessible. The default timing setting
is automatically turned on every time the monitor is powered up, and thus reduces
the hassle of user intervention.
BenQ's monitors and projectors have options for brightness and contrast
adjustments that text and images could be displayed differently to meet the demands
of the visually impaired. Other similar adjustments are also available by using the
On-Screen Display (OSD) controls on the products.
BenQ's monitors and projectors include user-selectable color controls, such as color
temperature selections (Monitor: 5800K, 6500K and 9300K, Projector: 5500K,
6500K, 7500K and 9300K), with a wide range of contrast levels.
BenQ's multimedia monitors and projectors usually have one or two speakers for
audio performance which allow users (including hearing impaired) to interact with
the computer systems connected. Speaker controls are typically located on the frontpanel.
Firmware of BenQ's monitors and projectors contain unique product information
that helps computer systems to identify BenQ products and activate their Plug-andPlay function when connected.
All BenQ's monitors and projectors are compatible with the PC99 standard. For
example, connectors are color-coded to help users easily connecting products to
computer systems correctly.
Some models of BenQ's monitors and projectors contain additional USB and DVI
ports for connection to more devices such as a special headphone to assist the
hearing impaired.
All BenQ monitors and projectors come with user manuals on compact discs which
could be easily read by commercial software such as Adobe Reader via a connected
computer system. These documents are also available on the BenQ's web site
(www.BenQ.com). Other types of documents may be available upon requests.
BenQ's customer service provides answers and assistance to all our customers
through phone calls, facsimiles, e-mails, or web sites.
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