BenQ W1070+W Operating Instructions Manual

W1070+/W1080ST+
Digital Projector
Home Cinema Series
User Manual
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Table of contents
Important safety instructions.......3
Overview..........................................6
Projector features .................................... 6
Shipping contents...................................... 8
Standard accessories..................................... 8
Projector exterior view .......................... 9
Controls and functions..........................10
Control panel ............................................... 10
Remote control............................................ 11
Installation ..................................... 13
Choosing a location ...............................13
Obtaining a preferred projected image
size .............................................................14
Projection dimensions ................................ 14
Shifting the projection lens vertically
(W1070+ only)............................................. 15
Connection ................................... 16
Connecting with video equipment .....17
Connecting HDMI devices......................... 17
Connecting smart devices ......................... 18
Connecting component-video devices ... 19
Connecting video devices .......................... 19
Connecting a computer ............................. 20
Operation...................................... 21
Starting up the projector......................21
Shutting down the projector ...............22
Securing the projector ..........................23
Using a security cable lock ........................ 23
Utilizing the password function................ 23
Selecting an input source......................26
Renaming an input source ......................... 26
Adjusting the projected image.............27
Adjusting the projection angle.................. 27
Auto-adjusting the image ........................... 27
Fine-tuning the image size and clarity ..... 27
Correcting keystone ................................... 28
Menu Functions............................ 29
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About the OSD Menus......................... 29
Using the Basic OSD menu................ 31
Basic OSD menu - with input signals
connected.......................................................31
Basic OSD menu - without input signals
connected.......................................................34
Using the Advanced OSD menu...... 35
Picture menu...............................................36
Audio Setup menu....................................40
Display menu...............................................41
System Setup : Basic menu ..................43
System Setup : Advanced menu ........44
Information menu.....................................46
Advanced OSD menu structure ............47
Maintenance ..................................49
Care of the projector ........................... 49
Lamp information................................... 50
Getting to know the lamp hour................50
Extending lamp life .......................................50
Timing of replacing the lamp .....................51
Replacing the lamp .......................................52
Indicators ................................................. 54
Troubleshooting..................................... 55
Specifications........................................... 56
Projector specifications...............................56
Dimensions ....................................................57
Ceiling mount installation...........................57
Timing chart...................................................58
Warranty and Copyright
information ....................................63
Warranty ................................................. 63
Copyright................................................. 63
Disclaimer................................................ 63
Important safety instructions
Your projector is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information technology
equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is important that you follow the instructions
mentioned in this manual and marked on the product.
1. Please read this user manual before you operate your
projector. Keep this manual in a safe place for future
reference.
2. Always place the projector on a level, horizontal
surface during operation.
4. Do not place the projector in any of the
following environments:
- Space that is poorly ventilated or confined.
Allow at least 50 cm clearance from walls
and free flow of air around the projector.
- Locations where temperatures may
become excessively high, such as the inside
of a car with all windows closed.
- Locations where excessive humidity, dust,
or cigarette smoke may contaminate optical
components, shorten the projector’s
lifespan and darken the screen.
- Do not place the projector on an unstable cart,
stand, or table as it may fall and be damaged.
- Do not place inflammables near the projector.
- Do not use if tilted at an angle of more than 10
degrees left to right, nor at angle of more than 15
degrees front to back.
3. Do not store the projector on end vertically. Doing so
may cause the projector to fall over, causing injury or
resulting in damage.
- Locations near fire alarms.
- Locations with an ambient temperature
above 35°C/95°F.
- Locations where the altitudes are higher
than 3000 m (10000 feet).
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(10000 ft.)
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5. Do not block the vents holes while the projector 9. Do not look straight into the projector lens
during operation. It may harm your sight.
is on (even in standby mode).
- Do not cover the projector with any item.
- Do not place the projector on a blanket,
bedding or any other soft surface.
6. In areas where the mains power supply voltage
may fluctuate by ±10 volts, it is recommended
that you connect the projector through a power
stabilizer, surge protector or uninterruptible
power supply (UPS) as appropriate to your
situation.
10. Do not operate the projector lamp beyond the
rated lamp life. Excessive operation of lamps
beyond the rated life could cause a lamp to break
on rare occasions.
7. Do not step on the projector or place any objects 11. The lamp becomes extremely hot during
upon it.
operation. Allow the projector to cool for
approximately 45 minutes prior to removing the
lamp assembly for replacement.
8. Do not place liquids near or on the projector.
12. Never attempt to replace the lamp assembly until
Liquids spilled into the projector will void your
the projector has cooled down and is unplugged
warranty. If the projector does become wet,
from the power supply.
disconnect it from the power point and call BenQ
to have the projector repaired.
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13. This projector is capable of displaying inverted
images for ceiling mount installation. Use only
BenQ's Ceiling Mount Kit for mounting.
15. When you think service or repair is required,
take the projector only to a suitably qualified
technician.
Ceiling mounting the projector Moisture condensation
Never operate the projector immediately after
moving it from a cold location to a hot location.
When the projector is exposed to such a change
in temperature, moisture may condense on the
If you use a non-BenQ brand projector ceiling mount crucial internal parts. To prevent the projector
kit, there is a safety risk that the projector may fall
from possible damage, do not use the projector
from the ceiling due to an improper attachment
for at least 2 hours when there is a sudden change
through the use of the wrong gauge or length screws.
in temperature.
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 ensure it is
securely and safely installed.
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.
14. Do not attempt to disassemble this projector.
There are dangerous high voltages inside which
may cause death if you should come into contact
with live parts. The only user serviceable part is
the lamp. See page 52.
Under no circumstances should you ever undo or
remove any other covers. Refer servicing only to
suitably qualified professional service personnel.
Avoid volatile liquids
Do not use volatile liquids, such as insecticide or
certain types of cleaner, near the projector. Do
not have rubber or plastic products touching the
projector for a long time. They will leave marks on
the finish. If cleaning with a chemically treated
cloth, be sure to follow the cleaning product’s
safety instructions.
Disposal
This product contains the following materials
which are harmful to human bodies and
environment.
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Lead, which is contained in solder.
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Mercury, which is used in the lamp.
To dispose of the product or used lamps, consult
your local environment authorities for regulations.
Please keep the original packing for possible
future shipment. If you need to pack your
projector after use, adjust the projection lens to
an appropriate position, put the lens cushion
around the lens, and fit the lens cushion and
projector cushion together to prevent damage
during transportation.
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Overview
Projector features
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Full HD compatible
The projector is compatible with Standard Definition TV (SDTV) 480i, 576i, Enhanced Definition
television (EDTV) 480p, 576p and High Definition TV (HDTV) 720p, 1080i/p 60Hz formats, with the
1080p format providing a true 1:1 image reproduction.
High picture quality
The projector provides excellent picture quality due to its high resolution, excellent home theater
brightness, high contrast ratio, vivid color and rich gray-scale reproduction.
High brightness
The projector features super high brightness to achieve excellent picture quality in ambient light
conditions, outperforming ordinary projectors.
Vivid color reproduction
The projector features a 6-segment color wheel to produce realistic color depth and range
unattainable with lesser segment color wheels.
Rich gray-scale
When viewed in a darkened environment, the automatic gamma control provides excellent gray-scale
display which reveals details in shadows and in night or darkened scenes.
2D Keystone
The projector offers horizontal (side to side) keystone correction, enabling a wider projector
installation area. When the projector is placed off center, the 2D keystone correction feature gives
you a wider projector installation flexibility by correcting the trapezoid effect using horizontal and
vertical adjustments.
Dual OSD
Two types of OSD menus are designed for different usage customs: the Basic OSD is intuitive and
consumerlike, while the Advanced OSD offers traditional usability.
Wide variety of inputs and video formats
The projector supports a wide variety of inputs for connection to your video, computer, and smart
equipment, including component video, composite video, personal computer (both Mac and PC),
HDMI source, smart device that supports MHL, and an output trigger for connection to automated
screen and environment lighting systems.
ISF certified calibration control
To reach a higher standard of performance, the projector incorporates ISF NIGHT and ISF DAY
mode settings in its OSD menus, which requires professional calibration service from authorized ISF
installers.
3D function
To enjoy the 3D movies, videos, and sporting events in a more realistic way by presenting the depth
of the images through HDMI.
Built-in chamber speaker(s)
Built-in speaker(s) providing mixed mono audio when an audio input is connected.
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Intuitive lens shift (W1070+)
The intuitive control over lens shift lever provides flexibility in setting-up your projector.
Short throw ratio (W1080ST+)
The short throw ratio projection provides 1080p picture quality with shorter projection distance.
SmartEco
SmartEco™ technology saves lamp power consumption up to 70% depending on the content
brightness level when SmartEco mode is selected.
Wireless FHD Kit supported (optional accessory)
Refer to the kit’s documentation to learn how to use it.
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Shipping contents
Carefully unpack and verify that you have the items below. Some of the items may not be available
depending on your region of purchase. Please check with your place of purchase.
Standard accessories
Some of the accessories may vary from region to region.
W1070+
W1080ST+
Projector
Warranty card*
User manual CD
Remote control
Batteries
Quick start guide
Power cable
* The warranty card is only supplied in some specific regions. Please consult your dealer for detailed
information.
Optional accessories
Wireless FHD Kit (WDP01)
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Projector exterior view
Front and upper side view
1. Control panel (See Control panel for
details.)
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2. Lamp cover
2
3. Vent (heated air exhaust)
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4. Quick-release button
7
5. Lens cap
6. Lens shift lever
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7. Focus and Zoom ring
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8. Vent (cool air intake)
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9. Speaker grill
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10. Front IR sensor
11. Projection lens
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5
12. HDMI input port
13. MHL/HDMI dual mode port
W1080ST+
Also can be used for charging the
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connected MHL compatible smart
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device as long as the power is fed to
the projector.
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14. 12VDC output terminal
Used to trigger external devices such
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as an electric screen or light control,
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etc. Consult your dealer for how to
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connect these devices.
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15. USB Type-A port
Used for charging the receiver box of
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the Wireless FHD Kit (WDP01)
(optional accessory).
16. Mini USB port
Used for service.
Rear and lower side view
17. RGB (PC)/Component video (YPbPr/
See Connecting with video equipment for connection
YCbCr) signal input jack
details.
18. RS-232 control port
Used to interface with a PC or home
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theater control/automation system.
19. Component Video inputs (RCA)
support Y/PB/PR or Y/CB/CR video
signal
20. Video input jack
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21. Audio (L/R) input jacks
22. Audio input jack
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23. Audio output jack
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24. AC Power cable inlet
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25. Rear adjuster foot
26. Ceiling mount holes
27. Wireless FHD Kit mount holes
28. Kensington lock slot
W1070+
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Controls and functions
Control panel
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1. Focus ring
Adjusts the focus of the projected image.
2. Zoom ring
Adjusts the size of the image.
3. POWER indicator light
Lights up or flashes when the projector is
under operation.
4. SOURCE
Displays the source selection bar.
5. Top IR remote sensor
6.
POWER
Toggles the projector between standby mode
and on.
7. Keystone/Arrow keys ( / , / )
Manually corrects distorted images resulting
from an angled projection.
When the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu is
activated, the #7 and #12 keys are used as
directional arrows to select the desired menu
items and to make adjustments.
8. BACK
Goes back to previous OSD menu, exits and
saves menu settings.
9. TEMPerature warning light
Lights up red if the projector's temperature
becomes too high.
10. LAMP indicator light
Indicates the status of the lamp. Lights up or
flashes when the lamp has developed a
problem.
11. AUTO
Automatically determines the best picture
timings for the displayed image.
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12. Keystone/Arrow keys ( /
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/ )
Manually corrects distorted images resulting
from an angled projection.
When the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu is
activated, the #7 and #12 keys are used as
directional arrows to select the desired menu
items and to make adjustments.
13. OK/MODE
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Selects an available picture mode.
Confirms the selected On-Screen Display
(OSD) menu item.
14. MENU
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Accesses the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
Goes back to previous OSD menu, exits and
saves menu settings.
Remote control
6. MENU
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2
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Accesses the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
Goes back to previous OSD menu, exits and saves
menu settings.
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Mute: Toggles projector audio between on and off.
Volume Down: Decreases the projector volume.
Volume Up: Increases the projector volume.
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8. MHL control buttons
( Backward,
Play/Pause, Forward,
Rewind, Stop, Fast forward)
Goes to the previous file/Plays/Pauses/Goes to the
next file/Rewinds/Stops/Fast-forwards during
media playback. Only available when controlling
your smart device in MHL mode.
When you are under the MHL connection mode
and the OSD is off, these buttons are available for
controlling your smart device: arrow keys, OK,
BACK, and MHL control buttons.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
ON,
OFF
Toggles the projector between on and off
mode.
3D, INVERT
Launches the 3D menu and toggles the invert
function between on and off.
Arrow keys ( Left, Right, Up,
Down)
When the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu is
activated, these keys are used as directional
arrows to select the desired menu items and
to make adjustments.
When the OSD menu is off and you are under
the MHL connection mode, these arrows keys
are available for controlling your smart device.
OK
Confirms the selected OSD menu item.
When the OSD menu is off and you are under
the MHL connection mode, use the key to
confirm the selection on the OSD of your
smart device.
BACK
Goes back to previous OSD menu, exits and
saves menu settings.
When the OSD menu is off and you are under
the MHL connection mode, use the key to
return or exit the OSD menu of your smart
device.
9. KEYSTONE
Launches the 2D Keystone window. Use the
Arrow keys to manually correct distorted images
resulting from an angled projection.
10. MODE
Selects an available picture mode.
11. LIGHT
The LED backlight lights up and stays on for
approximately 30 seconds when pressing any key
on the remote control. Pressing any other keys
within the 10 second again turns the LED backlight
off.
12. AUTO
Automatically determines the best picture timings
for the displayed image.
13. ECO BLANK
Used to blank the screen picture.
14. SOURCE
Displays the source selection bar.
15. Picture quality adjustment keys
These function keys perform the same tasks as
specified in the OSD menu.
16. FINE TUNE
Displays the Color Temperature Fine Tuning
window. See Color Temperature Fine Tuning for
details.
PIP and SWAP keys are not available.
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Installing/replacing the remote control batteries
1. Press and slide off the battery cover, as illustrated.
2. Remove the old batteries (if applicable) and install two AAA batteries within. Make sure that the
positive and negative ends are positioned correctly, as illustrated.
3. Slide the battery cover in until it clicks into place.
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Avoid leaving the remote control and batteries in an excessive heat or humid environment like the
kitchen, bathroom, sauna, sunroom or in a closed car.
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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 batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions and local environment
regulations for your region.
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Never throw the batteries into a fire. There may be danger of an explosion.
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If the batteries are dead or if you will not be using the remote control for an extended period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid damage to the remote control from possible battery leakage.
Remote control effective range
The remote control must be held at an angle within 30 degrees perpendicular to the projector's IR
remote control sensor(s) to function correctly. The distance between the remote control and the
sensor(s) should not exceed 8 meters (~ 26 feet).
Make sure that there are no obstacles between the remote control and the IR sensor(s) on the projector.
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Installation
Choosing a location
Before choosing an installation location for your projector, take the following factors into consideration:
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Size and position of your screen
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Electrical outlet location
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Location and distance between the projector and the rest of your equipment
You can install your projector in the following ways.
1. Front:
3. Front Ceiling:
Select this location with the
projector placed near the floor
in front of the screen.
Select this location with the
projector suspended from
the ceiling in front of the
screen.
This is the most common way to
position the projector for quick
setup and portability.
Turn on the projector and make
the following settings:
MENU > Settings or System
Setup : Basic > Projector
Position > Front
Turn on the projector and
make the following settings:
MENU > Settings or
System Setup : Basic >
Projector Position >
Front Ceiling
Purchase the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount
Kit from your dealer to mount your projector
on the ceiling.
2. Rear:
4. Rear Ceiling:
Select this location with the
projector placed near the floor
behind the screen.
Select this location with the
projector suspended from
the ceiling behind the
screen.
Turn on the projector and make
the following settings:
MENU > Settings or System
Setup : Basic > Projector
Position > Rear
A special rear projection screen is required.
Turn on the projector and
make the following settings:
MENU > Settings or
System Setup : Basic >
Projector Position >
Rear Ceiling
A special rear projection screen and the
BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount Kit are
required.
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Obtaining a preferred projected image size
The projected image size is determined by the distance from the projector lens to the screen, the zoom
setting, and the video format.
W1070+ is equipped with movable lens. See ‘Shifting the projection lens vertically (W1070+ only) for details.
Projection dimensions
Use the illustration and tables below to help you determine the projection distance.
16:9 Screen diagonal
Screen
Center of lens
H
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The screen aspect ratio is 16:9 and
the projected picture is in 16:9
aspect ratio
W Vertical offset
Projection distance
W1070+
Screen size
Diagonal
Projection distance (mm)
H (mm)
W (mm)
Min. distance
(max. zoom)
Average
Max. distance
(min. zoom)
Vertical offset
(mm)
Inch
mm
40
1016
498
886
1013
1165
1316
25
60
1524
747
1328
1519
1747
1975
37
80
2032
996
1771
2025
2329
2633
50
100
2540
1245
2214
2532
2911
3291
62
120
3048
1494
2657
3038
3494
3949
75
140
3556
1743
3099
3544
4076
4608
87
160
4064
1992
3542
4051
4658
5266
100
180
4572
2241
3985
4557
5241
5924
112
200
5080
2491
4428
5063
5823
6582
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W1080ST+
Screen size
Diagonal
H (mm)
Projection distance (mm)
W (mm)
Min. distance
(max. zoom)
Average
Max. distance
(min. zoom)
Vertical offset
(mm)
Inch
mm
40
1016
498
886
609
670
731
12
60
1524
747
1328
913
1005
1096
19
80
2032
996
1771
1218
1339
1461
25
100
2540
1245
2214
1522
1674
1826
31
120
3048
1494
2657
1826
2009
2192
37
140
3556
1743
3099
2131
2344
2557
44
160
4064
1992
3542
2435
2679
2922
50
180
4572
2241
3985
2740
3014
3288
56
200
5080
2491
4428
3044
3349
3653
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All measurements are approximate and may vary from the actual sizes. If you want a permanent installation
of the projector, we recommend that you use the actual projector to physically test the projection size,
distance, and the projector's optical characteristics prior to the installation. This helps you determine the
exact mounting position which best suits your installation.
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Shifting the projection lens vertically (W1070+ only)
The vertical lens shift control provides flexibility for installing your projector. It allows the projector to be
positioned slightly above or below the top level of the projected images.
The lens shift (offset) is expressed as a percentage of the projected image height. It is measured as an
offset from the projected image's vertical center. Use the lever to shift the projection lens upwards or
downwards within the allowable range depending on your desired image position.
To use the lens shift lever:
1. Release the lever by turning it counterclockwise.
2. Move the lever to adjust the projected image position.
3. Lock the lever by turning it clockwise.
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When the screen position is fixed
Screen
UP
WN
DO
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IFT
SH
100%
30%
10%
Projector
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When the projector position is fixed
130%
UP
DO
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IFT
SH
120%
110%
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Do not over-tighten the lever.
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Lens shift adjustment does not result in a degraded picture quality. In the unlikely event that the image
distortion is produced, see Adjusting the projected image for details.
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Connection
When connecting a signal source to the projector, be sure to:
1. Turn all equipment off before making any connections.
2. Use the correct signal cables for each source.
3. Make sure the cables are firmly inserted.
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In the connection illustrations shown below, some cables may not be included with the projector (see
Shipping contents). They are commercially available from electronics stores.
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The illustrations below are for reference only. The rear connecting jacks available on the projector vary
with each projector model.
A/V device
Notebook or desktop computer
Speakers
(VGA)
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2
7
3
4
5
7
6
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Smartphone or tablet PC
3
1. VGA cable
2. USB cable*
3. HDMI cable
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4. Video cable
5. Audio L/R cable
6. Component video cable
*For updating the firmware.
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7. Audio cable
8. HDMI-Micro USB cable
Connecting with video equipment
You need only connect the projector to a video source device using just one of the connecting methods.
Each video source provides different picture quality. The method you choose most likely depends upon
the availability of matching terminals on both the projector and the video source device as described
below:
Terminal name
Terminal
appearance
HDMI-1
HDMI-2/MHL
COMPONENT
VIDEO
PC
(D-SUB)
Reference
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Connecting HDMI devices
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Connecting smart devices
Picture quality
Best
Connecting component-video devices
Better
Connecting video devices
Normal
Connecting a computer
Better
In the connection illustrations shown below, some cables may not be included with the projector (see
Shipping contents). They are commercially available from electronics stores.
Connecting HDMI devices
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) supports uncompressed video data transmission between
compatible devices like DTV tuners, DVD players, Blu-ray players and displays over a single cable. You
should use an HDMI cable when making a connection between the projector and HDMI devices.
HDMI device: DVD player, digital tuner, etc.
To make sure you select a correct input source type
for the HDMI signal, see HDMI Settings for details.
HDMI cable
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Connecting smart devices
The projector can project the content directly from a MHL compatible smart device. Using an HDMI to
Micro USB cable or an HDMI to Micro USB adaptor, you can connect your smart devices to the
projector and then enjoy your content on the big screen.
Some smart devices may not be compatible to the cable that you use. Please consult the manufacturer of
your smart device for detailed information.
Using an HDMI to Micro USB cable
1. Connect one end of the HDMI to Micro USB cable to the HDMI input connector on the projector.
2. Connect the other end of the HDMI to Micro USB cable to the Micro USB output socket on your
smart device.
3. Switch to the HDMI/MHL input source. To switch input signal, see Selecting an input source for
details.
HDMI to Micro USB cable
Using an HDMI to Micro USB adaptor and an HDMI cable
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI input connector on the projector.
Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI input socket on the adaptor.
Connect the other end of the adaptor to the Micro USB output socket on your smart device.
Switch to the HDMI/MHL input source. To switch input signal, see Selecting an input source for
details.
HDMI cable
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Connecting component-video devices
The RCA type component video jacks are provided for connection to video output devices. You should
also connect the separate audio cable to a suitable audio amplifier.
AV equipment: DVD player, digital
tuner, etc.
From audio output
terminals
To audio input
terminals
Component video cable
Connecting video devices
Connect your video device to the projector with a composite video cable. You should also connect the
separate audio cable to a suitable audio amplifier.
AV equipment
From audio output To audio input terminals
terminals
Video cable
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct video source has
been selected, check if the video source device is turned on and operating correctly.
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Connecting a computer
Connect the projector to a computer with a VGA cable.
Laptop or desktop computer
From audio
output terminal
To audio input terminals
VGA cable
Many laptops do not turn on their external video ports when connected to a projector. Usually a key
combination like Fn + F3 or CRT/LCD key turns the external display on/off. Locate a function key labeled
CRT/LCD or a function key with a monitor symbol on the laptop. Press Fn and the labeled function key
simultaneously. Refer to your laptop's documentation to discover your laptop's key combination.
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Operation
Starting up the projector
1. Plug the power cable into the projector and into a power outlet.
Turn on the power outlet switch (where fitted). The POWER
indicator light on the projector lights orange after power has
been applied.
Please use the supplied power cable to avoid possible dangers such as
electric shock and fire.
2. Press on the projector or
on the 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 fans starts operating, and a start-up image displays on the screen while it warms up. The
projector does not respond to further commands while it is warming up.
To turn off the ring tone, see Power On/Off Ring Tone for details.
3. If this is the first time you turn on the projector, the setup wizard appears to guide you through
setting up the projector. If you have already done this, skip this step and move on to step 4.
/ /
•
Use the arrow keys (
menu items.
•
Use OK to confirm the selected menu item.
/
) on the projector or remote control to move through the
The Setup Wizard screenshots below are for reference only and may differ from the actual design.
Step 1:
Specify Projector Position.
For more information about projector
position, see Choosing a location.
Step 2:
Specify OSD Language.
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Step 3:
Specify 2D Keystone.
Step 4:
Specify Auto Source.
Now you’ve completed the initial setup.
4. If you are prompted to enter the password, use the arrow keys on the projector or remote control
to enter a six-digit password. See Utilizing the password function for details.
5. Switch on the connected equipment.
6. The projector starts to search for available input signals. The current input signal being scanned
displays on the screen. If the projector doesn't detect a valid signal, the "No Signal" message
appears. You may press SOURCE on the projector or remote control to select your desired input
signal.
7. If the horizontal frequency of the input source exceeds the range of the projector, the "No Signal"
message displays on the screen. It will remain on-screen until you change the input source to an
appropriate one.
Shutting down the projector
1. Press
on the projector or
confirmation message.
on the remote control. The projector displays a shutdown
2. Press
or
a second time. The POWER indicator light
flashes orange and the fans run for about two minutes to cool the
lamp. The projector doesn’t not respond to any commands during
the cooling process.
3. When the cooling process ends, a "Power Off Ring Tone" will
be heard, and the POWER indicator light will show a solid
orange.
To turn off the ring tone, see Power On/Off Ring Tone for details.
If the projector will not be used for an extended period, unplug the power cable from the power
outlet.
Avoid turning on the projector immediately after turning it off as excessive heat may shorten lamp life.
The actual lamp life may vary due to different environmental conditions and usage.
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Securing the projector
Using a security cable lock
The projector has to be installed in a safe place to prevent theft. Otherwise, purchase a lock, such as the
Kensington lock, to secure the projector. You can locate a Kensington lock slot on the projector. See item
28 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 to learn how to use it.
Utilizing the password function
For security purposes and to prevent unauthorized use, you may set up password security via the OnScreen Display (OSD) menu. Once the password is set and the function is enabled, the projector is
password-protected. Users who do not know the correct password may not use the projector.
You will be inconvenienced if you enable the password function yet forget the password somehow. Do make a
note of your password, and keep the note in a safe place for later recall.
Setting a password
Once a password has been set and the power on lock is enabled, the projector cannot be used unless the
correct password is entered every time the projector is started.
To do this, first and foremost, you have to access the Advanced OSD menu (see 30 for details).
1. Go to System Setup : Advanced > Password to display the Password window.
2. Select Change Password and press OK to display the Input Password window.
Input Password
Back
3. As the window indicates, the four arrow keys ( / / / ) respectively represent 4 digits (1, 2, 3, 4).
Use the arrow keys on the projector or remote control to set a six-digit password. The digits display
as ****** when you enter them.
4. Re-enter the same password to verify and return to the Password window.
5. Select Power On Lock and use / to set On.
6. Enter the current password to enable the function.
7. Press BACK to save your changes and exit.
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If you forget the password
If you enable the password function, you’ll have to enter your password each time you turn on the
projector. Once you enter an incorrect password, the error message displays, and the Input Password
window follows.
•
Under the Advanced OSD menu
•
Under the Basic OSD menu
Password Error
Password Error
Please try again.
Please try again.
You can retry by entering another six-digit password, or if you absolutely do not remember it, use the
password recall procedure. See Entering the password recall procedure for details.
If you have entered an incorrect password 5 times in succession, the projector will automatically shut
down in a short time.
Entering the password recall procedure
1. Make sure the Password window displays on screen, then press and hold AUTO on the projector
or remote control for 3 seconds. The projector will display a coded number on the screen.
•
Under the Advanced OSD menu
•
Under the Basic OSD menu
Recall Passowrd
Recall Passowrd
Please write down the recall
code, and contact BenQ
Customer Center.
Recall code:
Please write down the recall code, and contact
BenQ Customer Center.
Recall code:
XXX XXX XXX XXX
XXX XXX XXX XXX
Back
2. Write down the number and turn off the projector.
3. Seek help from the local BenQ service center to decode the number. You may be required to provide
proof of purchase documentation to verify that you are an authorized user of the projector.
"XXX" shown in the above messages are numbers that vary depending on different models.
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Changing the password
To do this, first and foremost, you have to access the Advanced OSD menu (see 30 for details).
1. Go to System Setup : Advanced > Password to display the Password window.
2. Select Change Password and press OK to display the Input Current Password window.
Input Current Password
Back
3. Use the arrow keys on the projector or remote control to enter the old password.
•
If the password is correct, the Input New Password window displays.
If the password is incorrect, the error message displays, and the Input Current Password
window displays for your retry. You can either try another password or press BACK to cancel
the change.
4. Enter a new password.
5. Re-enter the same password to verify.
•
Do make a note of your password, and then keep the note in a safe place for later recall.
6. You have successfully set a new password. Remember to enter the new password next time you turn
on the projector.
7. Press BACK to save your changes and exit.
Disabling the password function
To do this, first and foremost, you have to access the Advanced OSD menu (see 30 for details).
1. Go to System Setup : Advanced > Password to display the Password window.
2. Select Power On Lock and use / to set Off.
3. Enter the current password.
•
If the password is correct, the Password window displays that Power On Lock is Off. You will
not be asked to enter the password next time when turning on the projector.
If the password is incorrect, the password error message displays, and then the Input Current
Password window displays for your retry. You can either try another password or press
BACK to cancel the change.
4. Press BACK to save your changes and exit.
•
Though the password function is disabled, you need to keep a note of the old password in case you ever need
to re-activate the password function by entering the old password.
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Selecting an input source
The projector can be connected to multiple equipment at the same time. However, it only displays one
full screen at a time. When starting up, the projector automatically searches for the available signals.
If you want the projector to always automatically search for the signals:
•
Under the Advanced OSD menu, go to the System Setup : Basic menu, and enable Auto
Source. (see "Auto Source" on page 43)
•
Under the Basic OSD menu, if there’s no signal connected to the projector, go to Auto Source and
enable it; if there are signals connected, go to the Settings menu, and then enable Auto Source.
(see "Auto Source" on page 32 and 34)
To select the video source:
1. Press SOURCE on the projector or remote control to display the source selection bar.
Source
HDMI1
HDMI2 MHL
PC
Video
Component
2. Press / until your desired signal is selected and press OK.
Once detected, the selected source information displays on the screen for seconds. If there are
multiple pieces of equipment connected to the projector, repeat steps 1-2 to search for another
signal.
The native display resolution of this projector is in a 16:9 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 "Aspect Ratio" for details.
Renaming an input source
You may rename the current input source on the source selection bar.
To do this, first and foremost, you have to access the Advanced OSD menu (see 30 for details).
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Press MENU and then use / to go to System Setup : Basic.
Press to select Source Rename and press OK to display the Source Rename window.
Press / / / until your desired character is selected.
When done, press BACK to save your changes and exit.
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Adjusting the projected image
Adjusting the projection angle
The projector is equipped with a quick-release adjuster foot and a
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 as desired, release the
quick-release button to lock the foot in position.
2. Screw the rear adjuster foot to fine-tune the horizontal angle.
1
To retract the foot, hold up the projector while pressing the quickrelease button, then slowly lower the projector. Screw the rear
adjuster foot in a reverse direction.
If the screen and the projector are not perpendicular to each other,
the projected image becomes vertical trapezoidal. To correct this,
see Auto-adjusting the image for details.
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 wish 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 input source information will be displayed in the corner of the screen for 3 seconds.
This function is only available when PC signal is selected.
Fine-tuning the image size and clarity
To adjust the projected picture size, turn the zoom ring on the projector.
To sharpen the picture, rotate the focus ring on the projector.
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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.
You may correct this in ONE of these ways.
•
Using the remote control
Press KEYSTONE to display the 2D Keystone window.
•
Using the projector
Press
/ ,
/ ,
/
, or
to display the 2D Keystone window.
/
2D Keystone
Press "BACK" to return
use
use
or
or
/
use
/
use
or
or
•
To correct keystoning at the top of the image, use
or
/ .
•
To correct keystoning at the bottom of the image,
use or / .
•
To correct keystoning at the right side of the image,
use
or / .
•
To correct keystoning at the left side of the image,
use
or / .
/
/
When done, press BACK to save your changes and exit.
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Menu Functions
About the OSD Menus
To let you make various adjustments or settings on the projector and the projected image, the projector
is equipped with 2 types of multilingual On-Screen Display (OSD) menus:
•
Basic OSD menu: provides primary menu functions. (See Using the Basic OSD menu)
•
Advanced OSD menu: provides full menu functions. (See Using the Advanced OSD menu)
To access the OSD menu, press MENU on the projector or remote control.
The first time you use the projector (after finishing the initial setup), one of the following Basic OSD
menu overviews displays, depending on whether or not any video signal is connected.
• Input signal connected
Picture Mode
• No input signal connected
Language
Projector Position
English
Front
Test Pattern
Off
Cinema
Auto Source
Sound Mode
Menu Type
HDMI Format
Off
Basic
Auto
Reset Lamp Timer
Reset All Settings
Information
User
Volume
5
Mute
Off
3D Mode
3D Off
3D Sync Invert
Press OK
Settings
Press OK
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If you intend to switch from the Basic OSD menu to the Advanced OSD menu, follow the instructions
below:
Use the arrow keys ( / / / ) on the projector or remote control to move through the menu items, and
use OK to confirm the selected menu item.
•
When there is a video signal connected to the projector
i. Go to the Settings > Menu Type menu.
ii. Use / to select Advanced and press OK.
iii. Press MENU again to access the Advanced OSD menu.
• When there is NO video signal connected to the projector
i. Go to the Menu Type menu.
ii. Use / to select Advanced and press OK.
iii. Press MENU again to access the Advanced OSD menu.
Next time when you turn on the projector, you may access the Advanced OSD menu by pressing
MENU.
Below is the overview of the Advanced OSD menu.
Picture
Picture Mode
Standard
User Mode Management
Brightness
50
Contrast
50
Color
50
Tint
50
Sharpness
Color Temperature
7
Normal
Lamp Power
Advanced...
Reset Current Picture Mode
PC
Exit
Likewise, when you wish to switch from the Advanced OSD menu to the Basic OSD menu, follow the
instructions below:
i. Go to the System Setup : Basic > Menu Settings > Menu Type menu.
ii. Use / to select Basic.
iii. Press MENU again to access the Basic OSD menu.
Next time when you turn on the projector, you may access the Basic OSD menu by pressing MENU.
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Using the Basic OSD menu
Depending on whether or not any video signal is connected to the projector, the Basic OSD menu offers
different available functions.
Check the following links to learn more.
•
Basic OSD menu - with input signals connected
•
Basic OSD menu - without input signals connected (limited menus are available)
Basic OSD menu - with input signals connected
The Basic OSD menu provides primary menu functions. Available menu items may vary depending on
the connected video sources or specified settings. Menu options that are not available will become grayed
out.
To access the OSD menu, press MENU on the projector or remote control.
/ /
•
Use the arrow keys (
items.
•
Use OK to confirm the selected menu item.
/
) on the projector or remote control to move through the menu
To switch from the Basic OSD menu to the Advanced OSD menu, see page 30.
Menu
Picture Mode
Submenus and Descriptions
Selects a preset picture mode to suit your operating environment and input signal
picture type.
The preset picture modes are described as below:
• Bright: Maximizes the brightness of the projected image. This mode is suitable
for environments where extra-high brightness is required, such as using the
projector in well lit rooms.
• Cinema: With well-balanced color saturation and contrast with a low
brightness level, this is most suitable for enjoying movies in a totally dark
environment (as you would find in a commercial cinema).
• Standard: Being slightly brighter than Cinema mode, it is suitable for use in
rooms where there is a small amount of ambient light.
• 3D: It is optimized to bring up 3D effects when watching 3D contents.
This mode is only available when 3D function is enabled.
•
User 1/User 2: Recalls the customized settings. Access the Advanced OSD
menu and see User Mode Management for details.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Sound Mode
Selects a sound effect mode to your preference. The following preset sound modes
are provided: Standard, Cinema, Music, Sport, and User.
To specify the sound settings of the User mode, access the Advanced OSD menu
and see User EQ for details.
If the Mute function is activated, adjusting Sound Mode will turn off the Mute
function.
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Adjusts the volume level of the projector's internal speaker or the volume being
output from the audio output jack.
Volume
If the Mute function is activated, adjusting Volume will turn off the Mute
function.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Mute
Selects On to temporarily turn off the projector's internal speaker or the volume
being output from the audio output jack.
To restore the audio, select Off.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
This projector supports playing three-dimensional (3D) content transferred through
your 3D-compatible video devices and contents, such as PlayStation consoles (with
3D game discs), 3D Blu-ray 3D players (with 3D Blu-ray discs), 3D TV (with 3D
channel), and so on. After you have connected the 3D video devices to the projector,
wear the BenQ 3D glasses and make sure the power is on to view 3D contents.
When watching 3D contents,
3D Mode
• the image may seem misplaced, however, this is not a product malfunction.
• take appropriate breaks when watching 3D content.
• stop watching 3D content if you feel fatigue or discomfort.
• keep a distance from the screen of about three times the effective height of
the screen when watching 3D content.
• children and people with a history of oversensitivity to light, heart problems,
or have any other existing medical condition should be refrained from
watching 3D content.
The default setting is Auto and the projector automatically chooses an appropriate
3D format when detecting 3D contents. If the projector cannot recognize the 3D
format, manually choose a 3D mode according to your preference.
When this function is enabled:
• The brightness level of the projected image decreases.
• The Picture Mode cannot be adjusted.
• The 2D Keystone can only be adjusted within limited degrees.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
3D Sync Invert
When your 3D image is distorted, enable this function to switch between the image
for the left eye and the right eye for the more comfortable 3D viewing experience.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Settings
• Language
Sets the language for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus.
• Projector
Position
The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with one or more
mirrors. See Choosing a location for details.
• Test Pattern
• Auto Source
• Menu Type
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Press OK to enter its submenu. See below for more details.
Enables this function to display the grid test pattern, which helps you adjust the image
size and focus so as to check if the projected image is free of distortion.
Sets whether the projector searches automatically for input sources. Select On to
enable the projector to scan for input sources until it acquires a signal. If the function
is set to Off, the projector selects the last used input source.
Switches to the Advanced OSD menu.
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• HDMI
Format
Selects an input source type for the HDMI signal. You can also manually select the
source type. The different source types carry different standards for the brightness
level.
HDMI Format is only available when the HDMI signal is selected.
• Reset Lamp
Timer
• Reset All
Settings
• Information
Activates this function only after a new lamp is installed. When you select Reset, a
"Reset Successfully" message displays to notify that the lamp time has been reset to
"0".
Returns all settings to the factory preset values.
The following settings will still remain: Keystone, Language, Projector Position,
and Reset Lamp Timer.
Displays the following information about your projector.
• Source: Displays the current signal source.
• Picture Mode: Displays the current Picture Mode.
• Resolution: Displays the native resolution of the input source.
• Color System: Displays input system format.
• Equivalent Lamp Hour: Displays the number of hours the lamp has been
used.
• 3D Format: Displays the current 3D mode.
3D Format is only available when 3D Mode is enabled.
•
Firmware Version: Displays the firmware version of your projector.
Some information is given only when certain input sources are in use.
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Basic OSD menu - without input signals connected
As there’s no input signal to your projector, only the submenus of Settings under Basic OSD menu with input signals connected are available. Menu options that are not available will become grayed out.
To access the OSD menu, press MENU on the projector or remote control.
/ /
•
Use the arrow keys (
items.
•
Use OK to confirm the selected menu item.
/
) on the projector or remote control to move through the menu
To switch from the Basic OSD menu to the Advanced OSD menu, see page 30.
Menu
Submenus and Descriptions
Language
Sets the language for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus.
Projector
Position
The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with one or more
mirrors. See Choosing a location for details.
Test Pattern
Auto Source
Enables this function to display the grid test pattern, which helps you adjust the image
size and focus so as to check if the projected image is free of distortion.
Sets whether the projector searches automatically for input sources. Select On to
enable the projector to scan for input sources until it acquires a signal. If the function
is set to Off, the projector selects the last used input source.
Menu Type
Switches to the Advanced OSD menu.
HDMI Format
Selects an input source type for the HDMI signal. You can also manually select the
source type. The different source types carry different standards for the brightness
level.
HDMI Format is only available when the HDMI signal is selected.
Reset Lamp
Timer
Reset All
Settings
Information
Activates this function only after a new lamp is installed. When you select Reset, a
"Reset Successfully" message displays to notify that the lamp time has been reset to
"0".
Returns all settings to the factory preset values.
The following settings will still remain: Keystone, Language, Projector Position,
and Reset Lamp Timer.
Displays the following information about your projector.
• Source: Displays the current signal source.
• Picture Mode: Displays the current Picture Mode.
• Resolution: Displays the native resolution of the input source.
• Color System: Displays input system format.
• Equivalent Lamp Hour: Displays the number of hours the lamp has been
used.
• 3D Format: Displays the current 3D mode.
3D Format is only available when 3D Mode is enabled.
•
Firmware Version: Displays the firmware version of your projector.
Some information is given only when certain input sources are in use.
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Using the Advanced OSD menu
The Advanced OSD menu offers complete menu functions.
Main menu icon
Main menu name
Picture
Picture Mode
Select
Standard
User Mode Management
50
Brightness
Submenu
Contrast
50
Color
50
Tint
50
Status
7
Sharpness
Color Temperature
Normal
Lamp Power
Advanced...
Reset Current Picture Mode
Current input source
Exit
PC
Press BACK to go back to
the previous window or to
exit.
The Advanced OSD menu overview above is for reference only and may differ from the actual design and the
projector model you are using.
To access the OSD menu, press MENU on the projector or remote control. It is consisted of the
following main menus. Check the links after the menu items below to learn more details.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Picture menu (see page 36)
Audio Setup menu (see page 40)
Display menu (see page 41)
System Setup : Basic menu (see page 43)
System Setup : Advanced menu (see page 44)
Information menu (see page 46)
Available menu items may vary depending on the connected video sources or specified settings. Menu
items that are not available will become grayed out.
/ /
•
Use the arrow keys (
items.
•
Use OK to confirm the selected menu item.
/
) on the projector or remote control to move through the menu
To switch from the Advanced OSD menu to the Basic OSD menu, see page 30.
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Picture menu
Submenu
Picture Mode
Functions and Descriptions
Selects a preset picture mode to suit your operating environment and input signal
picture type.
The preset picture modes are described as below:
• Bright: Maximizes the brightness of the projected image. This mode is suitable
for environments where extra-high brightness is required, such as using the
projector in well lit rooms.
• Cinema: With well-balanced color saturation and contrast with a low
brightness level, this is most suitable for enjoying movies in a totally dark
environment (as you would find in a commercial cinema).
• Standard: Being slightly brighter than Cinema mode, it is suitable for use in
rooms where there is a small amount of ambient light.
• 3D: It is optimized to bring up 3D effects when watching 3D contents.
This mode is only available when 3D function is enabled.
•
User 1/User 2: Recalls the customized settings. See User Mode Management
for more details.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
The functions are only available when Picture Mode is set to User 1 or User 2.
•
Load Settings From
Allows you to manually adjust a preset picture mode and make it an available option
on the picture mode list.
User Mode
Management
1. Go to the Picture > Picture Mode menu, select User 1 or User 2.
2. Press
to select User Mode Management.
3. On the User Mode Management window, select Load Settings From and
press OK.
4. Press to select a picture mode that is close to your need.
5. When done, press OK and BACK to return to the Picture menu.
6. Press to select other submenus you want to make changes and use / to
adjust the values. The adjustments define the selected user mode.
•
Rename User Mode
Selects to rename the customized picture modes (User 1 or User 2).
1. Go to the Picture > Picture Mode menu, select User 1 or User 2.
2. Press
to select User Mode Management.
3. On the User Mode Management window, select Rename User Mode and
press OK.
4. On the Rename User Mode window, use / / / to select desired
characters for the selected mode.
5. When done, press OK and BACK to exit.
Adjusts the brightness of the picture. When adjusting this control, the black areas of
the picture appear just as black and details in the dark areas are visible.
The higher the value, the brighter the
picture, while the lower the value, the
darker the picture.
Brightness
30
50
70
The function is accessible through the remote control.
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Adjusts the degree of difference between dark and light in the picture. After adjusting
the Brightness value, adjust Contrast to set the peak white level.
The higher the value, the greater the
contrast.
Contrast
30
50
70
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Adjusts the color saturation level -- the amount of each color in a video picture.
Lower settings produce less saturated colors; setting to the minimum value makes the
image black and white.
If the setting is too high, colors on the image will be overpowering, which makes the
image unrealistic.
Adjusts the red and green color tones of the picture.
The higher the value, the more reddish the picture becomes. The lower the value, the
more greenish the picture becomes.
Adjusts to make the picture look sharper or softer.
The higher the value, the sharper the
picture becomes. The lower the
value, the softer the picture becomes.
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7
12
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Color
Temperature*
The options available for color temperature* settings vary according to the connected
input signal.
• Lamp Native: With the lamp’s original color temperature and higher
brightness. This setting is suitable for environments where high brightness is
required, such as projecting pictures in well lit rooms.
• Warm: Makes pictures appear reddish white.
• Normal: Maintains normal colorings for white.
• Cool: Makes pictures appear bluish white.
*About color temperatures:
There are many different shades that are considered to be “white” for various
purposes. One of the common methods of representing white color is known as the
“color temperature”. A white color with a low color temperature appears to be
reddish white. A white color with a high color temperature appears to have more
blue in it.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Lamp Power
Selects the projector lamp power from the following modes.
• Normal: Provides full lamp brightness.
• Economic: Reduces system noise and power consumption by 30%.
• SmartEco: Reduces system noise and lamp power consumption by up to 70%.
If the Economic or SmartEco mode is selected, the light output will be reduced
and result in darker projected pictures.
See Setting Lamp Power for details.
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Black Level
Sets the picture grayscale to 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE.
The grayscale video signal is measured in IRE units. In some areas which use NTSC TV
standard, the grayscale is measured from 7.5 IRE (black) to 100 IRE (white); however,
in other areas where PAL equipment or Japanese NTSC standards are used, the
grayscale is measured from 0 IRE (black) to 100 IRE (white). We suggest you to check
if the input source is with 0 IRE or with 7.5 IRE, and then make your selection
accordingly.
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Gamma Selection
Gamma refers to the relationship between input source and picture brightness.
• 1.6/1.8/2.0/BenQ: Selects these values according to your preference.
• 2.2: Increases the average brightness of the picture. Best for a lit environment,
meeting room or family room.
• 2.4/2.5: Best for viewing movies in a darkened environment.
• 2.6/2.8: Best for viewing movies which are mostly composed of dark scenes.
High Brightness
Low Contrast
1.6
Advanced...
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1.8
Low Brightness
High Contrast
2.0
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.8
Brilliant Color
This function 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. Selecting Off
disables Brilliant Color, and Color Temperature becomes unavailable for access
at the same time.
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Color Temperature Fine Tuning
Allows you to manually adjust the pre-defined color temperature modes:
1. Press OK to display the Color Temperature Fine Tuning window.
2. Press / to select the item(s) you want to make changes and use / to
adjust the values.
• Red Gain/Green Gain/Blue Gain: Adjusts the contrast levels of Red, Green,
and Blue.
• Red Offset/Green Offset/Blue Offset: Adjusts the brightness levels of Red,
Green, and Blue.
3. When done, press OK and BACK to exit.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
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Color Management
In most installation situations, color management is not 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.
Proper color management can be achieved under controlled and reproducible viewing
conditions. 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 give guidances or send
an experienced professional installer for you.
The Color Management function provides six sets (RGBCMY) of colors to be
adjusted. You can select any of them to adjust its color range and saturation.
1. Press OK to display the Color Management window.
2. Select Primary Color and use / to select a color from Red, Green, Blue,
Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow.
3. Press to select Hue and use / to set its range. Increase in the range will
include colors consisted of more proportions of its two adjacent colors.
Advanced...
Red
Green
Yellow
Cyan
Magenta
Blue
The illustration shows how the colors relate to each
other.
For example, if you select Red and set its range at 0,
only pure red is selected. Increasing its range will
include both the red color close to yellow and red
color close to magenta.
4. Press to select Gain and use / to adjust its values. The contrast level of
the primary color you just selected are affected. Every adjustment made reflects
to the image immediately.
5. Press to select Saturation* and use / to adjust its values. Every
adjustment made reflects to the image immediately. For example, if you select
Red and set its value at 0, only the saturation of pure red will be affected.
6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 until you have made all of the desired adjustments.
7. When done, press OK and BACK to exit.
*About saturation
It 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.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Reduces electrical image noise caused by different media players. The higher the value,
Noise Reduction
the less the noise.
Enhances picture quality when projecting composite image from a filmsourced DVD
Film Mode
or Blu-ray Disc. Setting Off disables the function.
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All of the adjustments you’ve made for the selected Picture Mode (including preset
modes, User 1, and User 2) return to the factory preset values.
Reset Current
Picture Mode
1. Press OK. The confirmation message displays.
2. Use / to select Reset and press OK. The picture mode returns to the
factory preset settings.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 if you want to reset other picture modes.
Audio Setup menu
Submenu
Functions and Descriptions
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Effect Mode
Selects a sound effect mode to your preference. The following preset sound modes
are provided: Standard, Cinema, Music, Sport, and User.
When selecting the User mode, you may make manual adjustments with the User
EQ function.
Sound Mode
If the Mute function is activated, adjusting Sound Mode will turn off the Mute
function.
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Mute
User EQ
Selects desired frequency bands (100 Hz, 300 Hz,1k Hz, 3k Hz, and 10k Hz) to adjust
the levels according to your preference. The settings made here define the User
mode.
Selects On to temporarily turn off the projector's internal speaker or the volume
being output from the audio output jack.
To restore the audio, select Off.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Adjusts the volume level of the projector's internal speaker or the volume being
output from the audio output jack.
Volume
If the Mute function is activated, adjusting Mute will turn off the Mute function.
The function is accessible through the remote control.
Power On/Off
Ring Tone
Reset Audio
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Sets the ring tone for the projector On or Off.
The Power On/Off Ring Tone can only be adjusted here. Setting the sound
mute or adjusting the sound level do not affect the Power On/Off Ring Tone.
All of the adjustments you’ve done under the Audio Setup menu return to the
factory preset values.
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Display menu
Submenu
Functions and Descriptions
The native display resolution of this projector is in a 16:9 aspect ratio. However, you
may use this function to display projected picture of different aspect ratio.
In the following illustrations, the black portions are inactive areas and the
white portions are active areas.
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Auto
15:9 picture
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Scales a picture proportionally to fit the projector's
native resolution in its horizontal or vertical width.
This makes the most use of the screen and maintains
the aspect ratio of a picture.
4:3
Scales the picture so that it is displayed in the center
of the screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio.
4:3 picture
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16:9
Scales a picture so that it is displayed in the center
of the screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Aspect Ratio
16:9 picture
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Wide
4:3 picture
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Letter Box
16:9 picture
Letter Box
format picture
Image Position
Stretches a picture in a horizontal direction to fit
the screen width. It does not alter the height of a
picture.
Scales a picture to fit the projector’s native
resolution in its horizontal width and resizes the
picture height to the 3/4 of the projection width.
This makes a picture greater than the screen height.
The top and bottom edges of the displayed picture
are cropped. This suits the contents which are
produced in letter box format (with black bars on
the top and bottom).
Displays the Image Position window. You may use the directional arrow keys on the
projector or remote control to adjust the position of the projected picture.
The values shown on the lower position of the window change with every key press
you made.
This function is only available when the PC signal is selected.
Overscan
Adjustment
Conceals the poor picture quality in the four edges.
The greater the value, the more portion of the picture is concealed while the screen
remains filled and geometrically accurate. Setting 0 means the picture is 100%
displayed.
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H. Size
Adjusts the horizontal width of the picture.
This function is only available when the Component or PC signal is selected.
PC &
Component
YPbPr Tuning
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Phase
Adjusts the clock phase to reduce picture distortion.
This function is only available when the Component or PC signal is selected.
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Auto
Adjusts the phase and frequency automatically.
This function is only available when the PC signal is selected.
This projector supports playing three-dimensional (3D) content transferred through
your 3D-compatible video devices and contents, such as PlayStation consoles (with
3D game discs), 3D Blu-ray 3D players (with 3D Blu-ray discs), 3D TV (with 3D
channel), and so on. After you have connected the 3D video devices to the projector,
wear the BenQ 3D glasses and make sure the power is on to view 3D contents.
When watching 3D contents,
• the image may seem misplaced, however, this is not a product malfunction.
• take appropriate breaks when watching 3D content.
• stop watching 3D content if you feel fatigue or discomfort.
• keep a distance from the screen of about three times the effective height of
the screen when watching 3D content.
• children and people with a history of oversensitivity to light, heart problems,
or have any other existing medical condition should be refrained from
watching 3D content.
The following functions help enhance your 3D viewing experience.
3D
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3D Mode
The default setting is Auto and the projector automatically chooses an appropriate
3D format when detecting 3D contents. If the projector cannot recognize the 3D
format, manually choose a 3D mode according to your preference.
When this function is enabled:
• the brightness level of the projected image decreases.
• the Picture Mode cannot be adjusted.
• the 2D Keystone can only be adjusted within limited degrees.
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3D Sync Invert
When your 3D image is distorted, enable this function to switch between the image
for the left eye and the right eye for the more comfortable 3D viewing experience.
These functions are accessible through the remote control.
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System Setup : Basic menu
Submenu
Functions and Descriptions
Language
Sets the language for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus.
Background Color
Sets the background color when there is no signal to the projector.
Splash Screen
Projector Position
Auto Off
Direct Power On
Allows you to select which logo screen displays during projector start-up. You
can choose BenQ logo screen, Blue screen, or Black screen.
The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with one or
more mirrors. See Choosing a location for details.
Prevents unnecessary projection when no signal is detected for a long time.
See Setting Auto Off for details.
When the function is set to On, the projector will be turned on automatically
once the power is fed through the power cable. When the function is set to
Off, you’ll have to turn on the projector by pressing
on the projector or
on the remote control.
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Menu Type
Switches to the Basic OSD menu.
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Menu Settings
Menu Display Time
Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after your last key press.
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Blank Reminder Message
Sets whether the reminder message is displayed by the projector while the
image is hidden.
Renames the current input source to your desired name.
Source Rename
Auto Source
On the Source Rename window, use / / / to set the desired
characters for the connected source item.
When done, press OK to save the changes.
Sets whether the projector searches automatically for input sources.
Select On to enable the projector to scan for input sources until it acquires a
signal. If the function is set to Off, the projector will select the last used input
source.
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System Setup : Advanced menu
Submenu
Reset Lamp Timer
Functions and Descriptions
Activates this function only after a new lamp is installed. When you select
Reset, a "Reset Successfully" message displays to notify that the lamp time
has been reset to "0".
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HDMI Format
Selects an input source type for the HDMI signal. You can also manually select
the source type. Different source types carry different standards for the
brightness level.
HDMI Format is only available when the HDMI signal is selected.
HDMI Settings
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Baud Rate
Test Pattern
When you connect an HDMI CEC-compatible device to your projector with an
HDMI cable, turning on the HDMI CEC compatible device automatically turns
on the projector, while turning off the projector automatically turns off the
HDMI CEC compatible device.
Selects a baud rate that is identical with your computer’s so that you can
connect the projector with a suitable RS-232 cable and update or download the
projector’s firmware. This function is intended for qualified service personnel.
Enables this function to display the grid test pattern, which helps you adjust the
image size and focus so as to check if the projected image is free of distortion.
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Closed Caption
Closed Caption Enable
Activates the function by selecting On when the selected input signal carries
closed captions*.
*About caption
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).
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Quick Cooling
CEC
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).
Selects On to shorten the projector cooling time from a normal 90-second
duration to approximately 15 seconds.
It is a mode for operation in areas like high altitude or high temperature.
Activate the function when your environment is between 1500 m –3000 m
above sea level and ambient temperature is between 0°C–30°C.
Do not use this function if your altitude is between 0 m and 1500 m and
ambient temperature is between 0°C and 35°C. If you turn on the mode
under such a condition, the projector will be over cooled.
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Operation under High Altitude Mode may cause a higher decibel operating
noise level because of increased fan speed necessary to improve overall system
cooling and performance.
If you use this projector under other extreme conditions excluding the above,
it may display auto shut-down symptoms, which is designed to protect your
projector from over-heating. In cases like this, you should switch to High
Altitude Mode to solve these symptoms. However, this is not to state that
this projector can operate under any and all harsh or extreme conditions.
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For security purposes and to prevent unauthorized use, you may set up
password security for the projector. See Utilizing the password function for
details.
Password
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Change Password
You will be asked to enter the current password before changing to a new one.
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Key Lock
Power On Lock
Limits use of the projector to only those who know the correct password.
With the control keys on the projector locked, you can prevent your projector
settings from being changed accidentally (by children, for example).
When you select On to enable this function, no control keys on the projector
will operate, except
POWER.
To unlock the keys, press and hold
on the projector for 3 seconds.
When you select On, all LED indicators on the projector function normally.
See Indicators for more details.
LED Indicator
Reset All Settings
ISF
When you select Off, the LED indicators (
,
,
) are off after you
turn on the projector and the splash screen displays. However, if the projector
is not working properly, the LED indicators light or flash to remind you that a
problem may occur. See also Indicators for more details.
Returns all settings to the factory preset values. The OSD menu type will
return to the Basic OSD menu.
The following settings will still remain: Keystone, Language, Projector
Position, Reset Lamp Timer, High Altitude Mode, Password, Key Lock,
and ISF.
The ISF calibration menu is password protected and only accessible by
authorized ISF calibrators. The ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) has developed
carefully crafted, industry-recognized standards for optimal video performance
and has implemented a training program for technicians and installers to use
these standards to obtain optimal picture quality from BenQ video display
devices. Accordingly, we recommend that setup and calibration be performed
by an ISF certified installation technician.
For more information, go to www.imagingscience.com or contact the
dealer or retailer from whom you purchased the projector.
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Information menu
Submenu
Functions and Descriptions
Source
Displays the current signal source.
Picture Mode
Displays the current picture mode under the Picture menu.
Resolution
Displays the native resolution of the input source.
Color System
Displays input system format.
Equivalent Lamp
Hour
Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used.
3D Format
Displays the current 3D mode. Only available when 3D Mode is enabled.
Firmware Version
Displays the firmware version of your projector.
Some information is given only when certain input sources are in use.
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Advanced OSD menu structure
The OSD menus vary according to the signal type selected.
Main menu
Picture
Submenu
Picture Mode
Cinema/Bright/Standard/User 1/User 2/3D/ISF Night/ISF Day
User Mode
Management
Load Settings From
Rename User Mode
Brightness
0–100
Contrast
0–100
Color
0–100
Tint
0–100
Sharpness
0–15
Color Temperature
Normal/Cool/Lamp Native/Warm
Lamp Power
Normal/Economic/SmartEco
Black Level
Advanced...
Sound Mode
0 IRE/7.5 IRE
Gamma Selection
1.6/1.8/2.0/2.2/2.4/2.5/2.6/2.8/BenQ
Brilliant Color
On/Off
Color Temperature Fine
Tuning
Red Gain/Green Gain/Blue Gain/Red Offset/
Green Offset/Blue Offset
Color Management
Primary Color/Hue/Gain/Saturation
Noise Reduction
0–31
Film Mode
On/Off
Reset Current Picture Mode
Audio Setup
Options
Reset/Cancel
Effect Mode
Standard/Cinema/Music/Sport/User
User EQ
100 Hz/300 Hz/1k Hz/3k Hz/10k Hz
Mute
On/Off
Volume
0-10
Power On/Off Ring Tone
On/Off
Reset Audio Settings
Reset/Cancel
Aspect Ratio
Auto/4:3/16:9/Wide/Letter Box
Image Position
Overscan Adjustment
Display
PC & Component
YPbPr Tuning
3D
0/1/2/3
H. Size
Phase
Auto
3D Mode
Auto/3D Off/Frame Sequential/Frame
Packing/Top-Bottom/Side-by-Side
3D Sync Invert
Invert
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Language
Background Color
System Setup :
Basic
Black/Blue/Purple
Splash Screen
BenQ/Black/Blue
Projector Position
Front/Front Ceiling/Rear/Rear Ceiling
Auto Off
Disable/5 min/10 min/15 min/20 min/25 min/
30 min
Direct Power On
Menu Settings
On/Off
Menu Type
Basic/Advanced
Menu Display Time
5 sec/10 sec/15 sec/20 sec/25 sec/30 sec/
Always On
Blank Reminder Message On/Off
Source Rename
Auto Source
On/Off
Reset Lamp Timer
HDMI Settings
Reset/Cancel
HDMI Format
Auto/PC Signal/Video Signal
CEC
On/Off
2400/4800/9600/14400/19200/38400/57600/
115200
Baud Rate
Test Pattern
System Setup :
Advanced
Closed Caption
On/Off
Closed Caption Enable
Caption Version
Quick Cooling
Power On Lock
On/Off (input current password)
On/Off
LED Indicator
On/Off
Reset All Settings
Reset/Cancel
ISF
(input password)
Picture Mode
Resolution
Color System
Equivalent Lamp Hour
3D Format
Firmware Version
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On/Off
Change Password
Key Lock
Source
Information
CC1/CC2/CC3/CC4
On/Off
High Altitude Mode
Password
On/Off
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Maintenance
Care of the projector
Your projector needs little maintenance. The only thing you have to do on a regular basis is keep the lens
clean.
Never remove any parts of the projector except the lamp. Contact your dealer or local customer service
center if the projector fails to operate as expected.
Cleaning the lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
Before cleaning any part of the projector, turn it off using the proper shutdown procedure (see Shutting
down the projector), unplug the power cable, and let it cool down completely.
•
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 maintaining prolonged contact with
rubber or vinyl materials may result in damage to the projector surface and cabinet material.
Never touch the lens with your finger or rub the lens with abrasive materials. Even paper towels can damage
the lens coating. Only ever use a proper photographic lens brush, cloth, and cleaning solution. Do not
attempt to clean the lens while the projector is switched on or is still hot from previous use.
Cleaning the projector case
Before cleaning any part of the projector, turn it off using the proper shutdown procedure (see Shutting
down the projector), unplug the power cable, and let it cool down completely.
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To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
•
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water and a neutral detergent. Then
wipe the case.
Never use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner or other chemical detergents. These can damage the case.
Storing the projector
To store the projector for an extended time:
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Make sure the temperature and humidity of the storage area are within the recommended range for
the projector. Refer to Specifications or consult your dealer about the range.
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Retract the adjuster feet.
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Remove the batteries from the remote control.
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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.
To obtain the lamp hour information:
1. Press MENU and then use the arrow keys ( / / /
Information.
2. The Equivalent Lamp Hour information displays.
3. Press BACK to exit.
) to go to Information or Settings >
Extending lamp life
The projection lamp is a consumable item. To keep the lamp life as long as possible, you can do the
following settings via the Advanced OSD menu.
To access the Advanced OSD menu, see 30 for details.
Setting Lamp Power
Setting the projector in Economic or SmartEco mode extends the lamp life.
Lamp mode
Normal
Economic
SmartEco
Description
100% lamp brightness
Saves 30% lamp power consumption
Saves up to 70% lamp power consumption depending on the content brightness level
Using Economic mode reduces system noise and power consumption by 30%. Using SmartEco mode
reduces system noise and lamp power consumption by up to 70%. If the Economic or SmartEco mode
is selected, the light output will be reduced and result in darker projected pictures.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Go to Picture > Lamp Power.
Press to OK display the Lamp Power window.
Press / to move to your desired mode, and press OK.
When done, press BACK to save your changes and exit.
Setting Auto Off
This function allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input source is detected after a set
period of time.
1. Go to System Setup : Basic > Auto Off.
2. Press / to select a time period. If the preset time lengths are not suitable for your presentation,
select Disable, and the projector will not automatically shut down in a certain time period.
3. When done, press BACK to save your changes and exit.
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Timing of replacing the lamp
When the Lamp indicator lights up red or a message appears suggesting it is time to replace the lamp,
please install a new lamp or consult your dealer. An old lamp may cause a malfunction in the projector
and in some instances the lamp may explode. Go to http://www.BenQ.com for a replacement lamp.
The Lamp indicator light and Temperature warning light will light up if the lamp becomes too hot. Turn
the power off and let the projector cool for 45 minutes. If the Lamp or Temp indicator still lights up after
turning the power back on, please contact your dealer. See Indicators for details.
Please replace the lamp when the following lamp warning messages appear.
The illustrations show the examples of messages you will see under the Advanced menu. They are for
reference only and may differ from the actual design and the menu type you’ve selected.
Status
Install a new lamp for optimal performance. If the projector
operates normally in Economic mode (see Getting to
know the lamp hour), you may continue operating the
projector until the next hour lamp warning appears.
Message
WARNING
NOTICE: Order replacement
lamp
Lamp > XXXX hrs
Press OK to dismiss the message.
Order a new lamp at
www.benq.com
OK
We strongly recommend you to replace the lamp at this
stage. 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.
WARNING
NOTICE: Replace lamp soon
Lamp > XXXX hrs
Order a new lamp at
www.benq.com
Press OK to dismiss the message.
OK
The lamp MUST be replaced before the projector will
operate normally.
Press OK to dismiss the message.
WARNING
NOTICE: Replace lamp now
Lamp > XXXX hrs
Lamp-usage time exceeded
Replace lamp (refer to User’s Manual)
then reset lamp timer.
Order a new lamp at
www.benq.com
OK
"XXXX" shown in the above messages are numbers that vary depending on different models.
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Replacing the lamp
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To reduce the risk of electrical shock, always turn the projector off and disconnect the power cable
before changing the lamp.
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To reduce the risk of severe burns, allow the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes before replacing the
lamp.
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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.
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To assure optimal performance from the projector, it is recommended that you purchase a qualified
projector lamp for lamp replacement.
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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.
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Ensure good ventilation when handling broken lamps. We recommend that you use respirators, safety
glasses, goggles or face shield and wear protective clothing such as gloves.
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. Loosen the screw that secures the lamp cover on the side of
the projector until the lamp cover loosens.
3. 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
as the sharp edges inside the projector may cause injuries.
4. Loosen the screw that secures the lamp.
5. Lift the handle so that it stands up.
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6. Use the handle to slowly pull the lamp out of the projector.
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Pulling it too quickly may cause the lamp to break and scatter
broken glass in the projector.
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Do not place the lamp in locations where water might splash on
it, children can reach it, or near flammable materials.
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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.
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7. As shown in the illustration, lower the new lamp.
8. Tighten the screw that secures the lamp.
9. Ensure the handle is fully laid flat and locked in place.
•
Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which could result in
malfunction.
•
Do not over tighten the screw.
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10. Replace the lamp cover on the projector.
11. Tighten the screw that secures the lamp cover.
•
Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which could result in
malfunction.
•
Do not over tighten the screw.
12. Connect the power and restart the projector.
13. After the startup logo displays, resetting the lamp timer via the OSD menu.
•
Under the Advanced OSD menu, go to System Setup : Advanced > Reset Lamp Timer, and
select Reset.
•
Under the Basic OSD menu, if there’s no signal connected to the projector, go to Reset Lamp
Timer and select Reset; if there are signals connected, go to Settings > Reset Lamp Timer,
and select Reset.
Do not reset if the lamp is not new or replaced as this could cause damage.
A "Reset Successfully" message displays to notify that the lamp time has been reset to "0".
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Indicators
There are three indicators which show the status of the projector. Check the following information
about the indicator lights. If there is anything wrong, turn the projector off and contact your dealer.
•
When the projector is in a normal state
Status & Description
Orange
Off
Off
Stand-by mode
Green
Flashing
Off
Off
Powering up
Green
Off
Off
Normal operation
Orange
Flashing
•
Off
•
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.
Off
When the projector is in an abnormal state
Status & Description
•
The lamp has been damaged. Please contact your local BenQ
customer center for purchasing a new lamp.
•
The lamp is not properly attached.
•
The lamp has been damaged. Please contact your local BenQ
customer center for purchasing a new lamp.
Off
Off
Red
Off
Off
Red
Flashing
Off
Off
Orange
Flashing
The lamp is not lit up.
Green
Off
Orange
The lamp life exhausted. Please contact your local BenQ
customer center for purchasing a new lamp.
Red
Red
Off
Red
Red
Flashing
Off
Red
Green
Off
Red
Green
Flashing
Off
The fans are not working.
The projector has shut down
automatically. If you try to restart the projector, it will shut
down again. Please contact
your dealer for assistance.
The internal temperature is too high.
Green
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Red
Off
•
The intake ventilation or the exhaust ventilation is blocked.
•
The projector may be in a poorly ventilated location.
•
The ambient temperature may be too high.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
The projector does
not turn on.
Cause
Remedy
There is no power from the power
cable.
Plug the power cable into the AC inlet on the
rear of the projector, and plug the power
cable into to the power outlet. If the power
outlet has a switch, make sure that it is
switched on.
Attempting to turn the projector on
again during the cooling process.
Wait until the cooling down process has
completed.
The lamp cover is not securely
attached.
Correctly attach the lamp cover.
The video source is not turned on or Turn the video source on and check that the
connected correctly.
signal cable is connected correctly.
No picture.
Image is unstable.
Picture is blurred.
Remote control does
not work correctly.
3D content does not
not display correctly
The projector is not correctly
Check the connection.
connected to the input source device.
The input source has not been
correctly selected.
Select the correct source with the SOURCE
key on the projector or remote control.
The connection cables are not
securely connected to the projector
or the signal source.
Correctly connect the cables to the
appropriate terminals.
The projection lens is not correctly
focused.
Adjust the focus of the lens using the focus
ring.
Adjust the projection angle and direction as
The projector and the screen are not
well as the height of this projector if
aligned properly.
necessary.
The lens cover is still closed.
Remove the lens cover.
The batteries are out of power.
Replace both of the batteries with new ones.
There is an obstacle between the
remote control and the projector.
Remove the obstacle.
You are too far away from the
projector.
Stand within 8 meters (26.2 feet) of the
projector.
The 3D glasses are out of battery.
Recharge the 3D glasses.
The settings in the 3D menu are not
set correctly.
Correctly set the settings in the 3D menu.
Your Blu-ray Disc is not in 3D
format.
Use a 3D Blu-ray Disc and try again.
The input source has not been
correctly selected.
Select the correct source with the SOURCE
key on the projector or remote control.
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Specifications
Projector specifications
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Optical
Control
Resolution
1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Display system
Single-chip DLPTM system
Lens F/Number
F = 2.59 to 2.87, f = 16.88 to 21.88 mm
(W1070+)
F = 2.6 to 2.78, f = 10.2 to 12.24 mm
(W1080ST+)
Lamp
240 W lamp
RS-232 serial control
9 pin x 1
IR receiver x 2
12VDC (Max. 0.5 A) x 1
Weight
2.75 Kg (6.06 lbs) (W1070+)
2.85 Kg (6.28 lbs) (W1080ST+)
Computer input
RGB input
D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 1
Video signal input
VIDEO
RCA jack x 1
SD/HDTV signal input
Analog - Component RCA jack x 3
(through RGB input)
Digital - HDMI x 1
Digital - HDMI/MHL x 1
Audio signal input
Audio in
RCA audio jack (L/R) x 2
PC audio jack x 1
USB port (Type-A x 1; Mini-B x 1)
Output terminals
Environmental Requirements
Speaker
(Stereo) 10 watt x 1
Audio signal output
PC audio jack x 1
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)
Electrical
Power supply
AC100–240V, 3.5 A, 50-60 Hz (Automatic)
Power consumption
375 W (Max); < 0.5 W (Standby)
Mechanical
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Dimensions
311.87 mm x 244.12 mm x 104 mm (W x D x H)
311.87
244.12
104
Unit: mm
Ceiling mount installation
Ceiling mount screws: M4
160
46.21
80
115
(Max. L = 25 mm; Min. L= 20 mm)
137
537.9
577.7
625.95
43.55
95.33
163.12
102.97
311.95
244.12
Unit: mm
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Timing chart
Supported timing for PC input
Format
Resolution
Refresh rate
(Hz)
H. Frequency
(KHz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
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
SVGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.854
77.425
83.000
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
XGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.989
97.551
115.500
1152 x 864
1152 x 864_75
75.00
67.500
108.000
1024 x 576
BenQ Notebook
Timing
60.0
35.820
46.966
1024 x 600
BenQ Notebook
Timing
64.995
41.467
51.419
1280 x 720
1280 x 720_60*
60
45.000
74.250
1280 x 768
1280 x 768_60*
59.870
47.776
79.5
WXGA_60*
59.810
49.702
83.500
WXGA_75
74.934
62.795
106.500
WXGA_85
84.880
71.554
122.500
WXGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.909
101.563
146.25
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 800
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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
1280 x 960_85
85.002
85.938
148.500
1360 x 768
1360 x 768_60***
60.015
47.712
85.500
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
1680 x 1050
1680 x 1050_60***
59.954
65.290
146.250
640 x 480@67Hz
MAC13
66.667
35.000
30.240
832 x 624@75Hz
MAC16
74.546
49.722
57.280
1024 x 768@75Hz
MAC19
74.93
60.241
80.000
1152 x 870@75Hz
MAC21
75.06
68.68
100.00
1280 x 1024
1280 x 960
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential, Top-Bottom and Side-by-Side format.
**Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
***Supported timing for 3D signal with Top-Bottom and Side-by-Side format.
The timings showing above may not be supported due to EDID file and VGA graphic card limitations. It is
possible that some timings cannot be chosen.
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Supported timing for HDMI (HDCP) input
Resolution
Refresh rate
(Hz)
H. Frequency
(KHz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
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
720 x 400_70
70.087
31.469
28.3221
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
SVGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.854
77.425
83.000
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
XGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.989
97.551
115.500
1152 x 864
1152 x 864_75
75.00
67.500
108.000
1024 x 576
BenQ Notebook
Timing
60.00
35.820
46.996
1024 x 600
BenQ Notebook
Timing
64.995
41.467
51.419
1280 x 720
1280 x 720_60*
60
45.000
74.250
1280 x 768
1280 x 768_60*
59.870
47.776
79.5
WXGA_60*
59.810
49.702
83.500
WXGA_75
74.934
62.795
106.500
WXGA_85
84.880
71.554
122.500
WXGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.909
101.563
146.25
SXGA_60***
60.020
63.981
108.000
SXGA_75
75.025
79.976
135.000
SXGA_85
85.024
91.146
157.500
Format
640 x 480
720 x 400
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 800
1280 x 1024
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1280 x 960_60***
60.000
60.000
108
1280 x 960_85
85.002
85.938
148.500
1360 x 768
1360 x 768_60***
60.015
47.712
85.500
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
1680 x1050
1680 x 1050_60***
59.954
65.290
146.250
640x480@67Hz
MAC13
66.667
35.000
30.240
832x624@75Hz
MAC16
74.546
49.722
57.280
1024x768@75Hz
MAC19
75.020
60.241
80.000
1152x870@75Hz
MAC21
75.06
68.68
100.00
1280 x 960
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential, Top-Bottom and Side-by-Side format.
**Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
***Supported timing for 3D signal with Top-Bottom and Side-by-Side format.
The timings showing above may not be supported due to EDID file and VGA graphic card limitations. It is
possible that some timings cannot be chosen.
Timing
Resolution
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Horizontal
Frequency
(KHz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
Remark
480i****
720 (1440) x 480
59.94
15.73
27
HDMI only
480p****
720 x 480
59.94
31.47
27
HDMI only
576i
720 (1440) x 576
50
15.63
27
HDMI/DVI
576p
720 x 576
50
31.25
27
HDMI/DVI
720/50p**
1280 x 720
50
37.5
74.25
HDMI/DVI
720/60p*
1280 x 720
60
45.00
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/24P**
1920 x 1080
24
27
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/25P
1920 x 1080
25
28.13
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/30P
1920 x 1080
30
33.75
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/50i*****
1920 x 1080
50
28.13
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/60i*****
1920 x 1080
60
33.75
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/50P***
1920 x 1080
50
56.25
148.5
HDMI/DVI
1080/60P***
1920 x 1080
60
67.5
148.5
HDMI/DVI
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Packing, Top-Bottom format, Side-by-Side, and Frame
Sequential format.
**Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Packing, Top-Bottom format, and Side-by-Side format.
***Supported timing for 3D signal with Top-Bottom and Side-by-Side format.
****Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
*****Supported timing for 3D signal with Side-by-Side format.
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Supported timing for MHL input
Timing
Resolution
V. Frequency
(Hz)
H. Frequency
(KHz)
Pixel Freq.
(MHz)
Remark
480i
720 (1440) x 480
59.94
15.73
27
MHL
480p
720 x 480
59.94
31.47
27
MHL
576i
720 (1440) x 576
50
15.63
27
MHL
576p
720 x 576
50
31.25
27
MHL
720/50p
1280 x 720
50
37.5
74.25
MHL
720/60p
1280 x 720
60
45.00
74.25
MHL
1080/50i
1920 x 1080
50
28.13
74.25
MHL
1080/60i
1920 x 1080
60
33.75
74.25
MHL
1080/24P
1920 x 1080
24
27
74.25
MHL
1080/25P
1920 x 1080
25
28.13
74.25
MHL
1080/30P
1920 x 1080
30
33.75
74.25
MHL
Supported timing for EDTV and HDTV (via Component inputs)
Format
Resolution
Refresh rate (Hz)
H. Freq. (KHz)
Pixel Freq. (MHz)
480i*
720 x 480
59.94
15.73
13.5
480p*
720 x 480
59.94
31.47
27
576i
720 x 576
50
15.63
13.5
576p
720 x 576
50
31.25
27
720/50p
1280 x 720
50
37.5
74.25
720/60p*
1280 x 720
60
45.00
74.25
1080/50i
1920 x 1080
50
28.13
74.25
1080/60i
1920 x 1080
60
33.75
74.25
1080/24P
1920 x 1080
24
27
74.25
1080/25P
1920 x 1080
25
28.13
74.25
1080/30P
1920 x 1080
30
33.75
74.25
1080/50P
1920 x 1080
50
56.25
148.5
1080/60P
1920 x 1080
60
67.5
148.5
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
Supported timing for Video input
Format
Resolution
Refresh rate (Hz)
Pixel Freq.
(MHz)
NTSC*
-
60
15.73
3.58
PAL
-
50
15.63
4.43
SECAM
-
50
15.63
4.25/4.41
PAL-M
-
60
15.73
3.58
PAL-N
-
50
15.63
3.58
PAL-60
-
60
15.73
4.43
NTSC4.43
-
60
15.73
4.43
*Supported timing for 3D signal with Frame Sequential format.
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Warranty and Copyright information
Warranty
BenQ warrants this product against any defects in material and workmanship, under normal usage and
storage.
Proof of purchase date will be required with any warranty claim. In the event this product is found to be
defective within the warranty period, BenQ’s only obligation and your exclusive remedy shall be
replacement of any defective parts (labor included). To obtain warranty service, immediately notify the
dealer from which you purchased the product of any defects.
Important: The above warranty shall be void if the customer fails to operate the product in accordance
with BenQ’s written instructions, especially the ambient humidity must be in-between 10% and 90%,
temperature in-between 0°C and 35°C, altitude lower than 3000 meters, and avoiding to operate the
projector in a dusty environment. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other
rights which vary from country to country.
For other information, please visit www.BenQ.com.
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