W7000+/W7500 Digital Projector Home Cinema Series User Manual

W7000+/W7500 Digital Projector Home Cinema Series User Manual
W7000+/W7500
Digital Projector
Home Cinema Series
User Manual
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Table of contents
Important safety instructions.......3
Overview..........................................6
Shipping contents...................................... 6
Remote control batteries....................... 7
Remote control operation ..................... 7
Projector features .................................... 8
Projector exterior view .......................... 9
Controls and functions..........................10
Control panel ............................................... 10
Remote control............................................ 11
Positioning your projector ........ 12
Choosing a location ...............................12
Obtaining a preferred projected
image size .................................................13
How to determine the position of the
projector for a given screen size ............. 13
How to determine the recommended
screen size for a given distance ................ 13
Projection dimensions ................................ 14
Shifting the projection lens........................ 16
Connecting with video
equipment ..................................... 17
Preparations.................................................. 17
Connecting HDMI devices......................... 17
Connecting component-video devices ... 18
Connecting S-Video or video devices..... 18
Connecting a computer ............................. 19
Using the projector..................... 20
Correcting picture distortion....................25
Using the preset and user modes ...... 26
Fine-tuning the picture quality ............ 28
Advanced picture quality controls ..... 29
Selecting the aspect ratio ..................... 33
Magnifying and searching for details .. 34
Operating in a high altitude
environment ............................................ 35
Displaying more than one image
source simultaneously........................... 36
Watching 3D content ........................... 37
Personalizing the projector menu
display ....................................................... 38
Locking control keys ............................. 38
Turning the projector off..................... 38
On-Screen Display (OSD) menus ...... 39
Additional information................46
Care of the projector ........................... 46
Lamp information................................... 47
Getting to know the lamp hour................47
Extending lamp life .......................................47
Timing of replacing the lamp .....................47
Replacing the lamp .......................................48
Indicators ................................................. 51
Troubleshooting..................................... 52
Specifications........................................... 53
Warranty and Copyright
information ....................................60
Turning the projector on .....................20
Selecting an input source......................21
Fine-tuning the image size and
clarity.........................................................21
Using the menus .....................................22
Securing the projector ..........................22
Using a security cable lock ........................ 22
Utilizing the password function................ 23
Adjusting the projected image.............25
Adjusting the projection angle ................. 25
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Thank you for your purchase of this quality BenQ video projector! It has been designed to provide you
with an enjoyable home theater viewing experience. For the best results, please read this manual through
carefully as it is your guide through the control menus and operation.
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 altitude is higher than 1500
meters/4920 feet above sea level.
49209840
feet
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5. Do not block the vents holes while the projector 9. Do not look straight into the projector lens
during operation. It may harm your sight.
is on (even in standby mode):
- Do not cover the projector with any item;
- Do not place the projector on a blanket,
bedding or any other soft surface.
6. In areas where the mains power supply voltage
10. Do not operate the projector lamp beyond the
may fluctuate by ±10 volts, it is recommended
rated lamp life. Excessive operation of lamps
that you connect your projector through a power
beyond the rated life could cause a lamp to break
stabilizer, surge protector or uninterruptible
on rare occasions.
power supply (UPS) as appropriate to your
situation.
7. Do not step on the projector or place any objects 11. The lamp becomes extremely hot during
upon it.
operation. Allow the projector to cool for
approximately 45 minutes prior to removing the
lamp assembly for replacement.
12. This projector is capable of displaying inverted
8. Do not place liquids near or on the projector.
images for ceiling mount installation. Use only
Liquids spilled into the projector will void your
BenQ's Ceiling Mount Kit for mounting.
warranty. If the projector does become wet,
disconnect it from the power point and call BenQ
to have the projector repaired.
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13. Never attempt to replace the lamp assembly until Moisture condensation
the projector has cooled down and is unplugged
Never operate the projector immediately after
from the power supply.
moving it from a cold location to a hot location.
When the projector is exposed to such a change
in temperature, moisture may condense on the
crucial internal parts. To prevent the projector
from possible damage, do not use the projector
for at least 2 hours when there is a sudden change
in temperature.
14. When you think service or repair is required,
take the projector only to a suitably qualified
technician.
Avoid volatile liquids
Do not use volatile liquids, such as insecticide or
certain types of cleaner, near the projector. Do
not have rubber or plastic products touching the
projector for a long time. They will leave marks on
the finish. If cleaning with a chemically treated
cloth, be sure to follow the cleaning product’s
safety instructions.
Disposal
15. Do not attempt to disassemble this projector.
There are dangerous high voltages inside which
may cause death if you should come into contact
with live parts. The only user serviceable part is
the lamp which has its own removable cover. See
page 48.
Under no circumstances should you ever
undo or remove any other covers. Refer
servicing only to suitably qualified
professional service personnel.
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.
Notice
Please keep the original packing for possible future
shipment. If you need to pack your projector after
use, adjust the projection lens to an appropriate
position, put the lens cushion around the lens, and
fit the lens cushion and projector cushion together
to prevent damage during transportation.
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Overview
Shipping contents
Carefully unpack and verify that you have the items below. Some of the items may not be available
depending on your region of purchase. Please check with your place of purchase.
Some of the accessories may vary from region to region.
The warranty card is only supplied in some specific regions. Please consult your dealer for detailed
information.
Projector
Remote control
Batteries
Component Video cable
Warranty card
User manual CD
Quick start guide
Power cable
VGA cable
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Remote control batteries
1. To open the battery cover, turn the remote
control over to view its back, push on the
finger grip on the cover and slide it down in
the direction of the arrow as illustrated. The
cover will slide off.
2. Remove any existing batteries (if necessary)
and install two new AAA batteries observing the battery polarities as indicated in the base of the
battery compartment. Positive (+) goes to positive and negative (-) goes to negative.
3. Refit the cover by aligning it with the case and sliding it back up into position. Stop when it clicks into
place.
Notes on handling batteries
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Do not mix old batteries with new ones, or mix different types of batteries.
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Avoid leaving the remote control and batteries in an excessive hot or humid environment like the
kitchen, bathroom, sauna, sunroom, or in a closed car.
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Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions and local environment
regulations for your region.
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If the remote control will not be used for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to avoid
damage to the control from possible battery leakage.
Remote control operation
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Make sure that there is nothing positioned between
the remote control and the infrared (IR) sensors on
the projector that might obstruct the IR beam from
the remote control reaching the projector.
up to 8 m
The effective range of the remote control is up to 8
meters, and at an angle within 45 degrees of the IR
beam. Always aim straight at the projector, however
most screens will also reflect the IR beam to the
projector.
Ceiling mounting the projector
We want you to have a pleasant experience using your BenQ projector, so we need to bring this safety
matter to your attention to prevent damage to person and property.
If you intend to mount your projector on the ceiling, we strongly recommend that you use a proper
fitting BenQ projector ceiling mount kit and that you ensure it is securely and safely installed.
If you use a non-BenQ brand projector ceiling mount kit, there is a safety risk that the projector may fall
from the ceiling due to an improper attachment through the use of the wrong gauge or length screws.
You can purchase a BenQ projector ceiling mount kit from the place you purchased your BenQ projector.
BenQ recommends that you also purchase a separate Kensington lock compatible security cable and
attach it securely to both the Kensington lock slot on the projector and the base of the ceiling mount
bracket. This will perform the secondary role of restraining the projector should its attachment to the
mounting bracket become loose.
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Projector features
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Full HD compatible
The projector is compatible with Standard Definition TV (SDTV) 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, and High
Definition TV (HDTV) 720p, 1080i and 1080p 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, super 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.
High contrast ratio
The projector features a dynamic black control to achieve a high contrast ratio.
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.
Intuitive lens shift
The intuitive control over lens shift lever provides flexibility in setting-up your projector.
Wide variety of inputs and video formats
The projector supports a wide variety of inputs for connection to your video and PC equipment,
including component video, S-Video, and composite video, as well as dual HDMI, PC, 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.
Panamorph lenses compatible
The projector is compatible with Panamorph lenses that allow you to convert 16:9 projectors to
2.35:1 aspect ratio.
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.
2D 3D conversion
With the 2D 3D Conversion function, you can convert 2D content into 3D images for 3D effect.
Frame Interpolation
The projector enhances picture smoothness and clarity using motion estimation/motion
compensation technology.
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Projector exterior view
Front and upper side view
1. Control panel (See "Control panel" on
page 10 for details.)
2. Lamp cover
3 3. Front IR sensor
4. Vent (heated air exhaust)
5. Projection lens
6. Lens shift lever
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Rear view
See "Connecting with video equipment" on
page 17 for connection details.
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7. AC Power cable inlet
8. Rear IR sensor
9. HDMI ports
10. Composite Video input (RCA)
11. S-Video input (mini 4-pin DIN)
12. USB port
13. RS-232 control port
Used to interface with a PC or home
theater control/automation system.
14. 12VDC output terminal
Used to trigger external devices such as
an electric screen or light control, etc.
Consult your dealer for how to connect
these devices.
15. Component Video inputs (RCA)
support Y/PB/PR or Y/CB/CR video signal
16. RGB (PC)/Component video (YPbPr/
YCbCr) signal input jack
17. Kensington lock slot
Under view
18. Adjustable feet
19. Ceiling mount holes
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Controls and functions
Control panel
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6. Arrow/Keystone keys (Left , Up / ,
Right , Down / )
Moves the current On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu selection in the direction of the arrow
being pressed when the OSD menu is
activated.
Manually corrects distorted pictures resulting
from an angled projection.
"Using the menus" on page 22, "Correcting
picture distortion" on page 25
7.
POWER
Performs the same action as POWER ON/
OFF on the remote control.
I
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Toggles the projector between standby and on.
1. Focus ring
Adjusts the focus of the projected image.
"Fine-tuning the image size and clarity" on
page 21
2. Zoom ring
Adjusts the size of the projected image.
"Fine-tuning the image size and clarity" on
page 21
3. POWER indicator light
Lights up or flashes when the projector is
operating.
"Indicators" on page 51
4. TEMPerature warning light
Lights up or flashes if the projector's
temperature becomes too high.
"Indicators" on page 51
"Turning the projector on" on page 20,
"Turning the projector off" on page 38
8. PRESET MODE
Sequentially selects a predefined picture setting
available for each input.
"Selecting a preset mode" on page 26
9. SOURCE
Performs the same action as the source
selection keys (COMP, VIDEO, S-VIDEO,
HDMI1, HDMI2, PC) on the remote control.
Switches sequentially through input sources.
"Selecting an input source" on page 21
10. EXIT
Goes back to previous OSD menus, exits and
saves any changes made using the On-Screen
Display (OSD) menu.
"Using the menus" on page 22
5. LAMP indicator light
Lights up or flashes when the projector lamp
has developed a problem.
"Indicators" on page 51
For details, see the info provided behind the
hand sign
.
11. ENTER
Enacts the selected On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu item.
12. MENU
Toggles the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu on
and off.
"Using the menus" on page 22
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Remote control
For details, see the info provided behind the
hand sign
.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
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Manually corrects distorted pictures resulting
from an angled projection.
"Using the menus" on page 22, "Correcting
picture distortion" on page 25
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7. Arrow/Keystone keys (Left , Up / ,
Right , Down / )
Moves the current On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu selection in the direction of the arrow
being pressed when the OSD menu is activated.
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8. MENU
Toggles the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu on
and off.
"Using the menus" on page 22
9. EXIT
Goes back to previous OSD menus, exits and
saves any changes made using the On-Screen
Display (OSD) menu.
"Using the menus" on page 22
10. Picture quality adjustment keys
(BRIGHTNESS, CONTRAST, COLOR,
TINT)
Displays the setting bars for adjustment of the
"Turning the projector on" on page 20, "Turning
appropriate picture quality values.
the projector off" on page 38
1. POWER ON/OFF
Toggles the projector between standby and on.
"Fine-tuning the picture quality" on page 28
2. Source selection keys (COMP, VIDEO, SVIDEO, HDMI1, HDMI2, PC)
11. Picture window control keys (PIP, SIZE,
Selects an input source for display.
POSITION, ACTIVE)
Displays the Picture In Picture (PIP) windows,
"Selecting an input source" on page 21
toggles between the main window and sub3. Aspect keys (ANA, 4:3, LB, WIDE, REAL)
window with ACTIVE, and adjusts the size and
Selects the display aspect ratio.
position of the currently active window with
"Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 33
SIZE and POSITION.
4. PRESET MODE
"Displaying more than one image source
simultaneously" on page 36
Sequentially selects a predefined picture setting
available for each input.
12. INVERT
"Selecting a preset mode" on page 26
5. MEMORY keys (USER 1, USER 2/ISF
NIGHT, USER 3/ISF DAY, and
DEFAULT)
Restores picture settings for the current input
source.
"Setting the User 1/User 2/User 3 mode" on
page 27
6. ENTER
Enacts the selected On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu item.
Toggles the invert function between on and off.
"3D" on page 43
13. 3D
Displays the 3D menu.
"3D" on page 43
14. LIGHT
Turns on the remote control backlight for about
10 seconds. Pressing any other key while the
backlight is on keeps the backlight on for a
further 10 seconds. Press the key again to turn
the backlight off.
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Positioning your projector
Choosing a location
Your projector is designed to be installed in one of four possible installation locations.
Your room layout or personal preference will dictate which installation location you select. Take into
consideration the size and position of your screen, the location of a suitable power outlet, as well as the
location and distance between the projector and the rest of your equipment.
1. Front:
3. Rear:
Select this location with the projector placed near Select this location with the projector placed near
the floor behind the screen.
the floor in front of the screen. This is the most
common way to position the projector for quick
Note that a special rear projection screen is
setup and portability.
required.
*Set Rear after you turn the projector on.
2. Front Ceiling:
4. Rear Ceiling:
Select this location with the projector suspended
from the ceiling in front of the screen.
Select this location with the projector suspended
from the ceiling behind the screen.
Purchase the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount Kit
from your dealer to mount your projector on the
ceiling.
Note that a special rear projection screen and the
BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount Kit are required for
this installation location.
*Set Front Ceiling after you turn the projector
on.
*Set Rear Ceiling after you turn the projector
on.
*To set the projector position:
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1.
Press MENU on the projector or remote control and then press
2.
Press
/
to highlight Projector Position and press
/
/
until the System Setup menu is highlighted.
until the correct position is selected.
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Obtaining a preferred projected image size
The distance from the projector lens to the screen, the zoom setting, and the video format each factors
in the projected image size.
The projector should always be placed horizontally level (like flat on a table), and positioned directly
perpendicular 90° right-angle square) to the screen. This prevents image distortion caused by angled
projections (or projecting onto angled surfaces). If the projector is mounted on a ceiling, it must be
mounted upside-down.
If the projector is positioned further away from the screen, the projected image size increases, and the
vertical offset also increases proportionately.
When determining the positions of the screen and projector, you will need to account for both the
projected image size and the vertical offset dimension, which are directly proportional to the projection
distance.
This projector is equipped with a movable lens. See "Shifting the projection lens" on page 16 for details.
You can see the diagrams on pages 14 and 15 for the vertical offset values in the dimension tables that are
measured when the lens is shifted fully up or down.
How to determine the position of the projector for a given screen size
1. Determine the aspect ratio of your screen, 16:9 or 4:3?
2. Refer to the table and find the closest match to your screen size in the left columns labelled "Screen
dimensions". Using this value, look across this row to the right to find the corresponding average
distance from screen value in the column labelled "Average". This is the projection distance.
3. Decide the exact position of your projector according to the position of your screen and the
adjustable lens shift range.
For example, if you are using a 120-inch, 4:3-aspect-ratio screen, please refer to "The screen aspect ratio
is 4:3 and the projected picture is 16:9". The average projection distance is 4944 mm.
How to determine the recommended screen size for a given distance
This method can be used for situations where you have purchased this projector and would like to know
what screen size will fit in your room.
The maximum screen size is limited by the physical space available in your room.
1. Determine the aspect ratio of your screen, 16:9 or 4:3?
2. Measure the distance between the projector and where you want to position the screen. This is the
projection distance.
3. Refer to the table and find the closest match to your measurement in the average distance from
screen column labelled "Average". Check that your measured distance is between the min and max
distances listed on either side of the average distance value.
4. Using this value, look across that row to the left to find the corresponding screen diagonal listed in
that row. That is the projected image size of the projector at that projection distance.
For example, if you have a 16:9-aspect-ratio screen and your measured projection distance was 4500 mm,
please refer to "The screen aspect ratio is 16:9 and the projected picture is 16:9". The closest match in
the "Average" column is 4488 mm. Looking across this row shows that a 100-inch screen is required.
Checking the min and max projection distance values in the columns of "Projection distance <D> [mm]"
on page 14 indicates that the 4500 mm measured projection distance will also fit the 90 and 110-inch size
screens. The projector can be adjusted (using the zoom control) to display on these different screen sizes
at the projection distance. Be aware that these different screens have different vertical offset values.
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If you place the projector in a different position (to that recommended), you will have to tilt it down or
up to center the image on the screen. In these situations, some image distortion will occur. Use the
Keystone function to correct the distortion. See "Correcting picture distortion" on page 25 for details.
Projection dimensions
Installation for a 16:9 ratio screen
Ceiling Installation
Floor Installation
<B>
<A>
<F>
<A>
<G>
<C>
<F>: Screen
<D>
<E>
<B>
<E>
<G>
<D>
<F>
<C>
<F>: Screen
<G>: Center of lens
<G>: Center of lens
The screen aspect ratio is 16:9 and the projected picture is 16:9
Screen dimensions
Diagonal
<A>
[inch
(mm)]
Height
<B>
[mm]
Projection distance <D> [mm]
Width
<C>
[mm]
Min distance
(with max
zoom)
Average
Max distance
(with min
zoom)
Lowest/Highest
lens position
<E> [mm]
30
(762)
374
664
1077
1346
1616
47
40
(1016)
498
885
1436
1795
2154
62
50
(1270)
623
1107
1795
2244
2693
78
60
(1524)
747
1328
2154
2693
3232
93
70
(1778)
872
1549
2513
3142
3770
109
80
(2032)
996
1771
2873
3591
4309
125
90
(2286)
1121
1992
3232
4039
4847
140
100
(2540)
1245
2214
3591
4488
5386
156
110
(2794)
1370
2435
3950
4937
5925
171
120
(3048)
1494
2656
4309
5386
6463
187
130
(3302)
1619
2878
4668
5835
7002
202
140
(3556)
1743
3099
5027
6284
7540
218
150
(3810)
1868
3320
5386
6732
8079
233
160
(4064)
1992
3542
5745
7181
8618
249
170
(4318)
2117
3763
6104
7630
9156
265
180
(4572)
2241
3984
6463
8079
9695
280
190
(4826)
2366
4206
6822
8528
10233
296
200
(5080)
2490
4427
7181
8977
10772
311
250
(6350)
3113
5534
8977
11221
13465
389
300
(7620)
3735
6641
10772
13465
16158
467
The above numbers are approximate and may be slightly different from the actual measurements. Only the
recommended screen sizes are listed. If your screen size is not in the table above, please contact your dealer
for assistance.
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Installation for a 4:3 ratio screen
The illustrations and table below are provided for those users who already have 4:3 aspect ratio screens
or intend to purchase 4:3 aspect ratio screens to view 16:9 ratio projected images.
Floor Installation
<A>
<H>
Ceiling Installation
<A>
<B>
<H>
<F>
<D>
<E>
<G>
<G>
<C>
<F>: Screen
<E>
<F>
<D>
<B>
<C>
<G>: Center of lens
<F>: Screen
<G>: Center of lens
The screen aspect ratio is 4:3 and the projected picture is 16:9
Projection distance <D>
[mm]
Screen dimensions
Diagonal
Height
<A>
<B>
[inch (mm)] [mm]
Width
<C>
[mm]
Min
distance
(with
max
zoom)
Average
Max
distance
(with min
zoom)
Lowest/
Highest
lens
position
<E>
[mm]
Image
height <H>
[mm]
30
(762)
457
610
989
1236
1483
43
343
40
(1016)
610
813
1318
1648
1977
57
457
50
(1270)
762
1016
1648
2060
2472
71
572
60
(1524)
914
1219
1977
2472
2966
86
686
70
(1778)
1067
1422
2307
2884
3461
100
800
80
(2032)
1219
1626
2637
3296
3955
114
914
90
(2286)
1372
1829
2966
3708
4449
129
1029
100
(2540)
1524
2032
3296
4120
4944
143
1143
110
(2794)
1676
2235
3625
4532
5438
157
1257
120
(3048)
1829
2438
3955
4944
5932
171
1372
130
(3302)
1981
2642
4285
5356
6427
186
1486
140
(3556)
2134
2845
4614
5768
6921
200
1600
150
(3810)
2286
3048
4944
6180
7416
214
1715
160
(4064)
2438
3251
5273
6592
7910
229
1829
170
(4318)
2591
3454
5603
7004
8404
243
1943
180
(4572)
2743
3658
5932
7416
8899
257
2057
190
(4826)
2896
3861
6262
7828
9393
271
2172
200
(5080)
3048
4064
6592
8239
9887
286
2286
250
(6350)
3810
5080
8239
10299
12359
357
2858
300
(7620)
4572
6096
9887
12359
14831
429
3429
The above numbers are approximate and may be slightly different from the actual measurements. Only the
recommended screen sizes are listed. If your screen size is not in the table above, please contact your dealer
for assistance.
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Shifting the projection lens
The lens shift control provides flexibility for installing your projector. It allows the projector to be
positioned off the center of the screen.
The lens shift is expressed as a percentage of the projected image height or width. It is measured as an
offset from the projected image’s vertical or horizontal center. You can use the lever to shift the
projection lens in any direction 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.
•
When the screen position is fixed
Projector
Range of
placement
Screen
Center of lens
•
When the projector position is fixed
120%
-120%
40%
16
40%
•
Please do not over-tighten the lever.
•
Lens shift adjustment will not result in a degraded picture quality. In the unlikely event that the image
distortion is produced, see "Adjusting the projected image" on page 25 for details.
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Connecting with video equipment
You can connect the projector to any type of video equipment, such as a VCR, DVD player, Blu-ray player,
digital tuner, cable or satellite decoder, video game console or digital camera. You can also connect it to a
desktop or laptop PC or Apple Macintosh system. You need only connect the projector to a source
device using just one of the connecting methods, however each provides a different level of video quality.
The method you choose will most likely depend upon the availability of matching terminals on both the
projector and the Video source device as described below:
Terminal
name
Terminal appearance
Reference
Picture quality
HDMI
"Connecting HDMI devices" on
page 17
Best
Component
Video
"Connecting component-video
devices" on page 18
Better
S-Video
"Connecting S-Video or video devices"
on page 18
Good
Video
"Connecting S-Video or video devices"
on page 18
Normal
PC (D-SUB)
"Connecting a computer" on page 19
Better
Preparations
When connecting a signal source to the projector, be sure to:
1. Turn off all equipment before making any connections.
2. Use only the correct type cables for each source with proper type plugs.
3. Ensure that all cable plugs are firmly fitted to the equipment jacks.
Note that all cables shown in the following connection diagrams may not be supplied with the projector (See
"Shipping contents" on page 6 for details). Most cables are commercially available from electronics stores.
Connecting HDMI devices
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) supports uncompressed video data transmission between
compatible devices like DTV tuners, DVD players, Blu-ray players and displays over a single cable. It
provides pure digital viewing and listening experience. You should use an HDMI cable when making
connection between the projector and HDMI devices.
HDMI device: DVD player, digital tuner, etc.
To make sure you select a correct input source
type for the HDMI signal, see "HDMI Settings" on
page 44 for details.
HDMI cable
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Connecting component-video devices
Be sure to match the corresponding colors between the cables and the terminals. 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 S-Video or video devices
You need only connect S-Video or composite Video cable from the same device, never both at the same
time. You should also connect the separate audio cable to a suitable audio amplifier.
AV equipment
From audio output To audio input terminals
terminals
S-Video cable
or
Video cable
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If you have already made a Component Video connection between the projector and the video source
device, you need not connect to this device again using an S-Video or composite Video connection as this
makes an unnecessary second connection of poorer picture quality. You need only connect using a
composite Video connection if both Component Video and S-Video are not supplied on the video source
device (for example, with some analog video cameras).
•
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct video source
has been selected, please check that the video source device is turned on and operating correctly. Also
check that the signal cables have been connected correctly.
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Connecting 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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Using the projector
Preparations
1. Plug in and turn all of the connected equipment on.
2. If not already in, plug the supplied power cable into the AC inlet
on the rear of the projector.
3. Plug the power cable into a wall power outlet and turn the wall
switch on.
Please use the original accessories (e.g. power cable) only with the
device to avoid possible dangers such as electric shock and fire.
Turning the projector on
Follow the steps below.
1. Make sure the Power light is orange after power has been applied.
2. Press and hold POWER ON ( II ) on the projector or remote control to turn the projector on.
3. The fans will start operating, and a start-up image displays on the screen for a few seconds while it
warms up.
The projector will not respond to further commands while it is warming up.
4. If you are prompted for a password, press the arrow keys to enter a six-digit password. See "Utilizing
the password function" on page 23 for details.
5. "Source Searching..." will be displayed on the screen before the projector identifies the input source.
This message will remain on the screen until a valid signal is detected. See "Selecting an input source"
on page 21 for details.
6. If the horizontal frequency of the input source exceeds the range of the projector, the message "No
Signal" will be displayed on the screen. This message will remain on-screen until you change the input
source to an appropriate one.
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Selecting an input source
The projector can be connected to multiple equipment at the same time.
When the projector is first turned on, it will attempt to reconnect with
the input source which was in use when the projector was last shut
down.
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
Video
S-Video
To select the video source:
Component 1
• Using the remote control or projector
Press one of the Source keys on the remote control, or press SOURCE
on the projector repeatedly until your desired signal is selected.
Component 2
PC
NOTE: When
automatically
searching for a
valid input source,
the projector
cycles through
the available
signals following
the sequence
from top to
bottom as the
source selection
bar shows.
• Using the OSD menu
1. Press MENU and then press / until the System Setup menu is
highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Input Source and press ENTER. The source selection bar displays.
3. Press / repeatedly until your desired signal is selected and press ENTER.
Once detected, the selected source information will display on the screen for seconds. If there are
multiple pieces of equipment connected to the projector, you can go back to the source selection bar
again to search for other signals.
• If you want the projector to automatically search for the signals, select On in the System Setup >
Auto Source Search menu.
• If you want to use the PIP function, see "Displaying more than one image source simultaneously" on
page 36 for details.
Fine-tuning the image size and clarity
1. Adjust the projected picture to the size
that you need using the zoom ring.
2. Sharpen the picture by rotating the focus
ring.
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Using the menus
The projector is equipped with multilingual On-Screen Display (OSD) menus for making various
adjustments and settings.
Below is the overview of the OSD menu.
Main menu icon
Main menu
Picture -- Basic
Cinema
Preset Mode
Highlight
User Mode Management
Sub-menu
Brightness
50
Contrast
50
Color
50
Tint
50
Sharpness
2
Flesh Tone
3
Color Temperature
Status
Lamp Native
Frame Interpolation
Off
Press EXIT to go back
to the previous page or
to exit.
Economic
Lamp Power
Reset Picture Settings
Current input source
S-Video
Back
To use the OSD menus, please set the OSD menu to your familiar language.
1. Press MENU on the projector or remote control
to turn the OSD menu on.
3. Press
to highlight Language and press
/ to select a preferred language.
Picture -- Basic
Preset Mode
User Mode Management
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Flesh Tone
Color Temperature
Frame Interpolation
Lamp Power
Reset Picture Settings
System Setup
Cinema
Splash Screen
Projector Position
Auto Off
Sleep Timer
50
2
3
Menu Settings
Input Source
Source Rename
Auto Source Search
Lamp Native
Off
Economic
Back
S-Video
2. Use
/
Language
50
50
50
to highlight the System Setup menu.
System Setup
Language
Splash Screen
Projector Position
Auto Off
Sleep Timer
Menu Settings
Input Source
Source Rename
Auto Source Search
English
BenQ
Front
Disable
Disable
BenQ
Front
Disable
Disable
Off
Back
4. Press MENU once or EXIT twice* on
the projector or remote control to leave
and save the settings.
*The first press leads you back to the main
menu and the second press closes the OSD
menu.
Off
S-Video
S-Video
English
Back
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
17 on page 9 for details.
A Kensington security cable lock is usually a combination of key(s) and the lock. Refer to the lock's
documentation for finding out how to use it.
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Utilizing the password function
For security purposes and to help prevent unauthorized use, the projector includes an option for setting
up password security. The password can be set through the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu. Once the
password is set and this function is selected, the projector is password-protected. Users who do not
know the correct password can not use the projector.
You will be inconvenienced if you activate the password functionality and subsequently forget the password.
Print out this manual (if necessary) and write the password you used in this manual, and keep the manual in
a safe place for later recall.
Setting a password
Once a password has been set and activated, the projector cannot be used unless the correct password is
entered every time the projector is started.
1. Press MENU on the projector or remote control and then press / Input New Password
until the Advanced Setup menu is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Password and press ENTER. The Password
page displays.
3. Highlight Change Password and press ENTER. The Input New
Password page displays.
4. As the picture indicates, the four arrow keys ( , , , )
respectively represent 4 digits (1, 2, 3, 4). According to the password you desire to set, press the
arrow keys on the remote control or projector to enter six digits for the password.
Confirm the new password by re-entering the new password.
Once the password is set, the OSD menu returns to the Password page.
Back
IMPORTANT: The digits being input will display as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password
down here in this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to you
should you ever forget it.
Password: __ __ __ __ __ __
5. Highlight Power On Lock and then press
6. Confirm the current password.
7. To leave the OSD menu, press MENU.
/
to select On.
If you forget the password
If the password function is activated, you will be asked to enter the sixdigit password every time you turn on the projector. If you enter the
wrong password, the password error message as pictured to the right
displays lasting for three seconds, and the Input New Password page
follows. You can retry by entering another six-digit password, or if you
did not record the password in this manual, and you absolutely do not
remember it, you can use the password recall procedure. See "Entering
the password recall procedure" on page 24 for details.
Password Error
Please try again.
If you enter an incorrect password 5 times in succession, the projector
will automatically shut down in a short time.
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Entering the password recall procedure
1. Make sure the Input New Password page displays on screen. Press
and hold EXIT on the projector or remote control for 3 seconds.
The projector will display a coded number on the screen.
2. Write down the number and turn off your projector.
3. Seek help from the local BenQ service center to decode the number.
You may be required to provide proof of purchase documentation to
verify that you are an authorized user of the projector.
RECALL PASSWORD
Please write down the recall code,
and contact BenQ
Customer Center.
Recall code:
XXX XXX XXX XXX
Back
Changing the password
1. Press MENU on the projector or remote control and then press / until the Advanced Setup
menu is highlighted.
2. Press / to highlight Password and press ENTER. The Password page displays.
3. Highlight Change Password and press ENTER. The Input Current Password page displays.
4. Enter the old password.
If the password is correct, the message "Input New Password" displays.
If the password is incorrect, the password error message displays lasting for three seconds, and
the message "Input Current Password" displays for your retry. You can either press MENU
to cancel the change or try another password.
5. Enter a new password.
•
•
IMPORTANT: The digits being input will display as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password
down here in this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to you
should you ever forget it.
Password: __ __ __ __ __ __
Keep this manual in a safe place.
6. Confirm the new password by re-entering the new password.
7. You have successfully assigned a new password to the projector. Remember to enter the new
password next time the projector is started.
8. To leave the OSD menu, press MENU.
Disabling the password function
To disable password protection, go back to the Advanced Setup > Password menu. Highlight Power
On Lock and then press / to select Off. The message "Input Current Password" displays. Enter
the current password.
If the password is correct, the OSD menu returns to the Password page with "Off" shown in
the row of Power On Lock. You will not have to enter the password next time when turning
on the projector.
• If the password is incorrect, the password error message displays lasting for three seconds, and
the message "Input Current Password" displays for your retry. You can either press MENU
to cancel the change or try another password.
Note that though the password function is disabled, you need to keep the old password in hand should
you ever need to re-activate the password function by entering the old password.
•
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Adjusting the projected image
Adjusting the projection angle
There are four adjuster feet on the bottom of the projector. These can be
used if necessary to change the projection angle. Screw the feet in or out
as appropriate to aim and level the projection angle.
If the screen and the projector are not perpendicular to each other, the
projected image becomes vertical trapezoidal. To correct this problem, see "Correcting picture distortion"
on page 25 for details.
Correcting picture distortion
Keystoning occurs when the projector is not perpendicular to the screen and is where the projected
picture displays visible as a trapezoid shape like either of the following:
•
•
Two parallel sides (left and right, or top and bottom) but is noticeably wider on either side.
No parallel sides.
To correct the picture’s shape, you can perform the following steps.
1. Adjust the projection angle. Move the projector to be in front of the center of the screen with the
center of the lens level with the screen.
2. If the picture is stilled distorted, or the projector is unable to be positioned as described above, you
will need to manually correct the picture.
•
Using the remote control or projector
i. Press one of the Arrow/Keystone keys on the remote control or projector (Up
) to display the Keystone page.
ii. See step iii below for further operation.
•
/
, Down /
Using the OSD menu
i. Press MENU and then press / until the Display menu is highlighted.
ii. Press to highlight Keystone and press ENTER. The keystone correction page displays.
iii. Press the key whose keystone icon is opposite to the shape of the projected picture. Continue
pressing the same key or press the other keys until you are satisfied with the shape.
The values on the lower portion of the page change while pressing. When the values reach their
maximum or minimum with repeated key presses, the picture’s shape will stop changing. You will
not be able to change the picture further in that direction.
Press
/
Press
.
/
.
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Using the preset and user modes
Selecting a preset mode
The projector is preset with several pre-defined picture modes so that you can choose one to suit your
operating environment and input source picture type.
To select a picture mode that suits your need:
• Using the remote control
1. Press PRESET MODE repeatedly or USER 1, USER 2/ISF NIGHT, USER 3/ISF DAY,
DEFAULT on the remote control, or PRESET MODE on the projector repeatedly until your
desired mode is selected.
• Using the OSD menu
1. Press MENU and then press / until the Picture -- Basic menu is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Preset Mode.
3. Press / until your desired mode is selected.
These modes consist of preset values suitable for various projection situations as described below:
•
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).
•
Dynamic: 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.
•
Standard: It is slightly brighter than Cinema mode, and 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/User 3: Recalls the customized settings. See "Setting the User 1/User 2/User 3
mode" on page 27 for details.
Fine-tuning the selected picture mode
The pre-defined picture mode settings can be altered via the available items shown in the Picture -Basic and Picture -- Advanced menus.
To fine-tune the picture mode:
1. Press MENU and then press / until the Picture -- Basic or Picture -- Advanced menu is
highlighted.
2. Press to highlight the item you want to adjust and press / to set your desired value. Your
selection is automatically stored in the projector and associated with that input source.
See "Fine-tuning the picture quality" on page 28 and "Advanced picture quality controls" on page 29
for details.
Each time you change the picture mode, the projector also changes the setting to the one which was last
set for that particular picture mode on that particular input. If you change the input source, the most
recently used picture mode and settings for that input and resolution will be restored.
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Setting the User 1/User 2/User 3 mode
There are three user-definable modes if the current available picture modes are not suitable for your
need. You can use one of the picture modes (except the selected User mode) as a starting point and
customize the settings.
1. In the Picture -- Basic menu, highlight Preset Mode and press
User 3 mode.
2. Press
to highlight User Mode Management.
/
to select User 1, User 2, or
This function is only available when User 1, User 2, or User 3 mode is selected up in the Preset
Mode sub-menu item.
3. Press ENTER to display the User Mode Management page.
4. Press to highlight Reference Mode and press ENTER.
5. Press to highlight a picture mode that is closest to your need and press ENTER and EXIT to go
back to the User Mode Management page.
6. Here you can rename the User 1, User 2, or User 3 mode by pressing to highlight Rename
User Mode and press ENTER. The Rename User Mode page displays.
7. Press / / / until your desired character is selected and press ENTER.
8. Press EXIT to go back to the main menu once you are done.
9. Press to select a sub-menu item to be changed and adjust the value with / . See "Fine-tuning
the picture quality" on page 28 and "Advanced picture quality controls" on page 29 for details.
10. When all settings have been done, press MENU to save and leave the settings.
Resetting the picture mode
All of the adjustments you’ve done in the Picture -- Basic and Picture -- Advanced menus can be
returned to the factory preset values with a key press on the highlight of Reset.
To reset the picture mode to the preset factory values:
1. In the Picture -- Basic menu, highlight Preset Mode and press / to select the picture mode
(including User 1, User 2, or User 3) you want to reset.
2. Press to highlight Reset Picture Settings and press ENTER. The confirmation message displays.
3. Press / to highlight Reset and press ENTER. The picture mode will return to the factory
preset settings.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 if you want to reset other picture modes.
Do not to be confused with the Reset Picture Settings function here with the Reset All Settings in the
Advanced Setup menu. The Reset All Settings function returns most of the settings to the factory preset
values system wide. See "Reset All Settings" on page 45 for details.
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Fine-tuning the picture quality
No matter what picture mode you have selected, you are able to fine-tune those settings to fit every
presentation purpose. Those adjustments will be saved to the preset mode you are at when you exit the
OSD menu.
Adjusting Brightness
Highlight Brightness in the Picture -- Basic menu and
adjust the values by pressing / on the projector or
remote control.
30
50
30
50
70
The higher the value, the brighter the picture. And the
lower the setting, the darker the picture. Adjust this
control so the black areas of the picture appear just as black and that detail in the dark areas is visible.
Adjusting Contrast
Highlight Contrast in the Picture -- Basic menu and
adjust the values by pressing /
on the projector or
remote control.
The higher the value, the greater the contrast. Use this to
set the peak white level after you have previously adjusted
the Brightness setting to suit your selected input and viewing environment.
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Adjusting Color
Highlight Color in the Picture -- Basic menu and adjust the values by pressing
or remote control.
/
on the projector
Lower setting produces less saturated colors; setting to the minimum value makes the image black and
white. If the setting is too high, colors on the image will be overpowering, which makes the image
unrealistic.
Adjusting Tint
Highlight Tint in the Picture -- Basic menu and adjust the values by pressing
remote control.
/
on the projector or
The higher the value, the more reddish the picture becomes. The lower the value, the more greenish the
picture becomes.
This function is not available when the Preset Mode is ISF Night or ISF Day or when some certain input
sources are in use, such as Video, S-Video, PC timing, or VGA.
The Brightness, Color, Contrast, Tint functions can also be accessible by pressing BRIGHTNESS,
COLOR, CONTRAST, TINT on the remote control to display the adjustment bar and then you can
press / to adjust the values.
Adjusting Sharpness
Highlight Sharpness in the Picture -- Basic menu and
adjust the values by pressing / on the projector.
The higher the value, the sharper the picture becomes. The
lower the value, the softer the picture becomes.
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1
2
Adjusting Flesh Tone
This function adjusts accurate color primaries resulting in natural looking flesh tones with excellent color
saturation.
Highlight Flesh Tone in the Picture -- Basic menu and adjust the values by pressing
projector or remote control.
/
on the
The higher the value, the more reddish the flesh tones in the picture become. The lower the value, the
more greenish the flesh tones in the picture become.
Selecting a color temperature*
Highlight Color Temperature in the Picture -- Basic menu and select a preferred setting by pressing
/
on the projector or remote control .
There are several color temperature settings available.
1. Lamp Native: With the lamp’s original color temperature and higher brightness. This setting is
suitable for environments where high brightness is required, such as projecting pictures in well lit
rooms.
2. Warm: Makes pictures appear reddish white.
3. Normal: Maintains normal colorings for white.
4. Cool: Makes pictures appear bluish white.
*About color temperatures:
There are many different shades that are considered to be "white" for various purposes. One of the common
methods of representing white color is known as the “color temperature”. A white color with a low color
temperature appears to be reddish white. A white color with a high color temperature appears to have more
blue in it.
Advanced picture quality controls
There are more advanced functions in the Picture -- Advanced menu to be adjusted to your
preference. To save the settings, just press MENU to leave the OSD menu.
Setting Black Level
Highlight Black Level in the Picture -- Advanced menu and press
control to select 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE.
/
on the projector or remote
The grayscale video signal is measured in IRE units. In some areas which use NTSC TV standard, the
grayscale is measured from 7.5 IRE (black) to 100 IRE (white); however, in other areas where PAL
equipment or Japanese NTSC standards are used, the grayscale is measured from 0 IRE (black) to 100 IRE
(white). We suggest that you check the input source to see if it is with 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE, then select
accordingly.
Controlling image clarity
You may have static or noisy projected pictures.
To achieve better picture clarity:
1. Highlight Clarity Control in the Picture -- Advanced menu and press ENTER on the projector
or remote control to display the Clarity Control page.
2. Press / to select the item you want to adjust and press / to set the desired value.
•
•
Noise Reduction: Reduces electrical image noise caused by different media players. The higher
the setting, the less the noise.
Detail Enhancement: Sharpens the image. The higher the setting, the more details the image
reveals.
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Setting a preferred color temperature
To set a preferred color temperature:
1. Highlight Color Temperature in the Picture -- Basic menu and select Lamp Native, Warm,
Normal or Cool by pressing / on the projector or remote control.
2. Highlight Color Temperature Fine Tuning in the Picture -- Advanced menu and press
ENTER. The Color Temperature Fine Tuning page displays.
3. Press / to highlight the item you want to change and adjust the values by pressing / .
• Red Gain/Green Gain/Blue Gain: Adjusts the contrast levels of Red, Green, and Blue.
• Red Offset/Green Offset/Blue Offset: Adjusts the brightness levels of Red, Green, and Blue.
4. To save and leave the settings, press MENU once or EXIT twice.
Selecting a Gamma setting
Highlight Gamma Selection in the Picture -- Advanced menu and select a preferred setting by
pressing / on the projector or remote control.
Gamma refers to the relationship between input source and picture brightness.
•
Gamma 1.6/1.8/2.0/BenQ
Select these values according to your preference.
•
Gamma 2.2
Increases the average brightness of the picture. Best for a lit environment, meeting room or family
room.
•
Gamma 2.4/2.5
Best for viewing movies in a darkened environment.
•
Gamma 2.6/2.8
Best for viewing movies which are mostly composed of dark scenes.
High Brightness
Low Contrast
1.6
1.8
Low Brightness
High Contrast
2.0
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.8
Adjusting Brilliant Color
Highlight Brilliant Color in the Picture -- Advanced menu and select On by pressing
projector or remote control.
/
on the
This feature utilizes a new color-processing algorithm and system level enhancements to enable higher
brightness while providing truer, more vibrant colors in picture. When set to "Off", Brilliant Color is
disabled.
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Color Management
In most installation situations, color management will not be necessary, such as in classroom, meeting
room, or lounge room situations where lights remain on, or where building external windows allow
daylight into the room.
Only in permanent installations with controlled lighting levels such as boardrooms, lecture theaters, or
home theaters, should color management be considered. Color management provides fine color control
adjustment to allow for more accurate color reproduction, should you require it.
Proper color management can only be achieved under controlled and reproducible viewing conditions.
You will need to use a colorimeter (color light meter), and provide a set of suitable source images to
measure color reproduction. These tools are not provided with the projector, however, your projector
supplier should be able to provide you with suitable guidance, or even an experienced professional
installer.
The Color Management provides six sets (RGBCMY) of colors to be adjusted to favorite colors.
When you select each color, you can independently adjust its color range and saturation according to
your preference.
To adjust and store the settings:
1. In the Picture -- Advanced menu, highlight Color Management
and press ENTER. The Color Management page displays.
2. Highlight Primary Color and press / to select a color from
among Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow.
3. Press to highlight Hue and press / to select its range. Increase in
the range will include colors consisted of more proportions of its two
adjacent colors.
Red
Yellow
Magenta
Green
Cyan
Blue
Please refer to the illustration to the right for how the colors relate
to each other. For example, if you select Red and set its range at 0,
only pure red is selected. Increasing its range will include both the red
color close to yellow and red color close to magenta.
4. Press to highlight Gain and adjust its values to your preference by pressing / . The contrast
level of the primary color you select will be affected. Every adjustment made will reflect to the image
immediately.
5. Press to highlight Saturation and adjust its values to your preference by pressing / . Every
adjustment made will reflect 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.
Saturation is the amount of that color in a video picture. Lower settings produce less saturated
colors; a setting of “0” removes that color from the image entirely. If the saturation is too high, that
color will be overpowering and unrealistic.
6. To leave and save the settings, press MENU once or EXIT twice.
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Setting Film Mode
Highlight Film Mode in the Display menu and select On by pressing
control.
/
on the projector or remote
This feature helps improve picture quality when projecting video image from a film-sourced DVD or Bluray Disc.
Setting 3D Comb Filter
Highlight 3D Comb Filter in the Display menu and select On by pressing
remote control.
/
on the projector or
This feature separates composite signal to Y (brightness) signal and C (color) signal, and can help produce
clearer and sharper images with correct colors in place.
This function is only available when a Video signal is selected.
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Selecting the aspect ratio
The "aspect ratio" is the ratio of the image width to the image height. Digital TV is usually in 16:9 ratio,
which is the default for this projector, and most analog TV signals and DVDs are in 4:3 ratio.
With the advent of digital signal processing, digital display devices like this projector can dynamically
stretch and scale the image output to a different aspect than that of the image input source. Images can
be stretched in a linear manner so the whole of the image is stretched equally, or non-linearly, which
distorts the image.
To change the projected picture ratio (no matter what aspect the source is):
• Using the remote control
Press one of the aspect ratio keys to suit the format of the video signal and your display requirements.
•
1.
2.
3.
Using the OSD menu
Press MENU and then press / until the Display menu is highlighted.
Press to highlight Aspect Ratio.
Press / to select an aspect ratio to suit the format of the video signal and your display
requirements.
The function is not available when the 3D Mode is set to 2D 3D Conversion.
About the aspect ratio
1. Anamorphic (ANA): Scales an image so that it is displayed in the
center of the screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. This setting stretches and
resizes linearly, except that it treats the vertical and horizontal
dimensions independently. It stretches the height of the source image
until it reaches the full projected height, and stretches the width of the
source image until it reaches the full projected width. This may alter
the projected aspect, depending upon the original aspect of the source
image. Anamorphic is most suitable for images which are already in a
16:9 aspect, like high definition TV, as it displays them without aspect
alteration.
2. 4:3: Scales a picture so that it is displayed in the center of the screen
with a 4:3 aspect ratio. This is most suitable for 4:3 pictures like
computer monitors, standard definition TV and 4:3 aspect DVD
movies, as it displays them without aspect alteration.
3. Letter Box (LB): Scales a picture to fit the projector’s native
resolution in its horizontal width and resize the picture’s height to the
3/4 of the projection width. This may produce a picture greater in
height than can be displayed, so part of the picture is lost (not
displayed) along the top and bottom edges of the projection. This is
suitable for the display of movies which are presented in letter box
format (with black bars on the top and bottom).
4. Wide: Stretches the picture horizontally in a non-linear manner, that
is, the edges of the picture are stretched more than the center of the
picture to prevent distortion of the central part of the picture. This is
suitable for occasions where you want to stretch the width of a 4:3
aspect picture to the width of a 16:9 aspect screen. It does not alter the
height. Some widescreen movies have been produced with their width
squashed down to the width of a 4:3 aspect, and are best viewed when
restretched back to their original width using this setting.
16:9 picture
4:3 picture
16:9 picture
Letter Box
format picture
4:3 picture
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5. Real: This setting displays the image in a one-to-one pixel mapping
without alteration or resize in the center of the projection. This is most
suitable for use with PC source inputs.
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The black portions are inactive areas and the white portions are active
areas.
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OSD menus can be displayed on those unused black areas.
4:3 picture
Using Panamorph lenses (optional)
Panamorph lenses allow you to convert 16:9 projectors to the full 2.35:1 aspect ratio of most motion
pictures, showing the best movies without letterbox bars at top and bottom of images while increasing
resolution by 33% and brightness by 20%.
Pressing LB on
the remote
control
2.35:1 aspect ratio
image
Using Panamorph
lens
2.35:1 aspect ratio image
using the entire resolution
of the 16:9 display
2.35:1 aspect ratio image
in a 2.35:1 display area
You may need a 2.35:1 screen to display the 2.35:1 images. For more information, please go to
www.panamorph.com or contact the place you purchased the projector.
Magnifying and searching for details
If you need to find the details on the projected picture, magnify the picture. Use the direction arrow keys
for navigating the picture.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Using the OSD menu
Press MENU and then press / until the Display menu is highlighted.
Press to highlight Digital Zoom and press ENTER. The Zoom bar displays.
Press repeatedly to magnify the picture to a desired size.
To navigate the picture, press ENTER to switch to the panning mode and press the directional
arrows ( , , , ) on the projector or remote control to navigate the picture.
5. To reduce size of the picture, press ENTER to switch back to the zoom in/out function. You can also
press
repeatedly until it is restored to the original size.
The picture can only be navigated after it is magnified. You can further magnify the picture while searching for details.
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Operating in a high altitude environment
We recommend that you activate High Altitude Mode when your environment is higher than 1500
meters (around 4920 feet) above sea level, or whenever the projector will be used for extended periods
of time (>10 hours) without shutdown.
To activate High Altitude Mode:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press MENU and then press / until the Advanced Setup menu is highlighted.
Press to highlight High Altitude Mode.
Press / to select On. A confirmation message displays.
Highlight Yes and press ENTER.
Operation under High Altitude Mode may cause a higher decibel operating noise level because of
increased fan speed necessary to improve overall system cooling and performance.
If you use this projector under other extreme conditions excluding the above, it may display auto shutdown 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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Displaying more than one image source
simultaneously
Your projector is capable of displaying pictures simultaneously from two input sources, which can be used
to enhance your presentation in an interesting way. Ensure the signals you want to display are correctly
connected to the projector.
To display the PIP window:
• Using the remote control
Press PIP to display the PIP page and make adjustments by following the
steps starting from step 3 in the section "Using the OSD menu" below.
When the PIP window is on, to change the PIP window size, press SIZE
repeatedly until a desired size is selected.
When the PIP window is on, to change the PIP window position, press
POSITION repeatedly until a desired position is selected.
When the PIP window is on, to highlight one of the sources to make
adjustments, press ACTIVE repeatedly until the source is selected.
• Using the OSD menu
1. Press MENU and then press / until the Display menu is
highlighted.
2. Press to highlight PIP and press ENTER. The PIP page displays.
3. Highlight PIP and press / to select On.
The projector will select two currently active signals to display and the last viewed picture will be
displayed on the big screen as a main source.
The PIP function is effective at below source combinations.
Source 1/2
HDMI 1/2
PC
V
Video
V
S-Video
V
Component 1/2
V
4. To change the Main Source or PIP Source, press to highlight Main Source or PIP Source
and press ENTER. The source selection bar displays.
5. Use / to highlight the source you want to display for the main (bigger) or second (smaller)
window, and press ENTER to save the setting and go back to the PIP page.
6. To make OSD settings to one of the two sources (main or second), highlight Active Window and
press / to select the source you want to make adjustments.
The settings made on the OSD menus will only take effect on the active window. The following
OSD menu function cannot work on the active windows for the PIP: Auto Source Search.
7. To change the position of the smaller picture, highlight Position and press / repeatedly until a
suitable position is selected.
8. To resize the small picture, highlight Size and press / to set the PIP size among Small or Large.
9. To save the settings and leave the OSD menu, press MENU once or EXIT repeatedly until the menu
disappears.
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Watching 3D content
Your BenQ projector supports playing three-dimensional (3D) content transferred through HDMI.
Connecting 3D video devices
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PlayStation games
i. Make sure you have updated your console to the latest software version in PlayStation 3.
ii. Insert the 3D game disc. Or you can download games via the PlayStation network.
iii. Launch the game and select Play in 3D in the in-game menu.
Blu-ray 3D player
i. Make sure your player supports 3D Blu-ray Disc and that 3D output is activated.
ii. Play the 3D Blu-ray Disc.
3D TV (e.g. SKY 3D, DirecTV)
i. Contact your TV service provider to enable 3D channels on your channel package.
ii. Switch to the 3D channel.
3D Devices (e.g. 3D DV/DC)
Turn on the 3D device and project the 3D content.
To view the 3D video correctly, make sure Auto is selected in the Display > 3D > 3D Mode menu. If 3D
content still cannot be shown correctly, select On in the Display > 3D > 3D Mode menu, and then go to the
Display > 3D > 3D Format menu and select the supported format.
After you have connected the 3D video devices to the projector using the HDMI cable, make sure the
power of BenQ 3D glasses is on. Wear the BenQ 3D glasses, and then enjoy your 3D experience!
Using the 3D menus
1. Press the MENU and go to the Display > 3D menu and press ENTER. Or you can press the 3D
button on the remote control.
2. Press / to highlight 3D Sync Invert and press / to select Invert to switch between the
image for the left eye and the right eye for the more natural viewing. You can also toggle this function
between Invert and Disable by pressing INVERT on the remote control.
3. Highlight 3D Mode and press / to select Auto or On. The projector automatically detects the
format of the video when selecting Auto. When selecting On, you need to base on the 3D format of
the video to make an appropriate setting in the 3D Mode menu.
•
Use corrective glasses or other such methods to correct your eyesight if you suffer from myopia,
hyperopia, astigmatism, or have eyesight differences between the left and right eyes before putting on
the 3D Glasses to watch the 3D content.
•
When the projector starts to project the 3D images, 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.
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Children and people with a history of oversensitivity to light, heart problems, or have any other existing
medical condition should be refrained from watching 3D content.
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Personalizing the projector menu display
The On-Screen Display (OSD) menus can be set according to your preferences. The following settings do
not affect the projection settings, operation, or performance.
•
Menu Display Time in the System Setup > Menu Settings menu sets the length of time the
OSD will remain active after your last key press. Use / to select a suitable time length.
•
Menu Position in the System Setup > Menu Settings menu sets the OSD position in five
locations. Use / to select a preferred position.
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Language in the System Setup menu sets your familiar language for the On-Screen (OSD) Menus.
See "Using the menus" on page 22 for details.
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Splash Screen in the System Setup menu sets a preferred logo screen to be displayed during
projector start-up.
Locking control keys
With the control keys on the remote control and projector locked, you can prevent your projector
settings from being changed accidentally (by children, for example). When Key Lock is on, no control
keys on the remote control and projector will operate except POWER ON/OFF and .
To lock the keys:
1. Press MENU and then press / until the Advanced Setup menu is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Key Lock, and press / to select On. A warning message appears. Select Yes
and press ENTER. The control keys lock.
To unlock the keys, press and hold
on the projector or remote control for 3 seconds.
Turning the projector off
To turn the projector off, press POWER OFF on the remote
control to turn the projector off directly. Or you can press
the projector and a warning message appears. Press
I
I
I
I
on
again.
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The Power indicator light flashes orange and the fans run for
about two minutes to cool the lamp. The projector will not
respond to any commands until the cooling process is complete.
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Then, the Power indicator light is a steady orange once the cooling process has finished and fans stop.
•
If the projector will not be used for an extended period, unplug the power cable from the power
outlet.
•
To protect the lamp, the projector will not respond to any commands during the cooling process.
Actual lamp life may vary due to different environmental conditions and usage.
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On-Screen Display (OSD) menus
On-Screen Display (OSD) structure
Please note that the on-screen display (OSD) menus vary according to the signal type selected.
Main menu
Sub-menu
Preset Mode
Options
Cinema/Dynamic/Standard/User 1/User 2/User 3/3D/ISF Day/ISF Night
User Mode
Management
Picture -Basic
Brightness
0–100
Contrast
0–100
Color
0–100
Tint
0–100
Sharpness
0–2
Flesh Tone
0–5
Color Temperature
Normal/Cool/Lamp Native/Warm
Frame Interpolation
Off/Low/Middle/High
Lamp Power
Normal/Economic
Reset Picture Settings
Black Level
0 IRE/7.5 IRE
Noise Reduction
Clarity Control
Color Temperature
Fine Tuning
Picture -Advanced
0–31
Detail Enhancement
0–4
Red Gain
0–100
Green Gain
0–100
Blue Gain
0–100
Red Offset
0–511
Green Offset
0–511
Blue Offset
0–511
Gamma Selection
1.6/1.8/2.0/2.2/2.4/2.5/2.6/2.8/BenQ
Brilliant Color
On/Off
Color Management
Primary Color
Red/Green/Blue/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow
Hue
0–100
Gain
0–100
Saturation
0–100
Dynamic Black
On/Off
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Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic/4:3/Letter Box/Wide/Real
Keystone
Position
Overscan Adjustment
0/1/2/3
PIP
On/Off
Main Source
HDMI 1/HDMI 2/Video/S-Video/Component
1/Component 2/PC
PIP Source
PIP
Display
Active Window
Main/PIP
Position
Top-Right/Bottom-Left/Bottom-Right/TopLeft
Size
Large/Small
H.Size
PC & Component
YPbPr Tuning
Phase
Auto
Digital Zoom
Film Mode
On/Off
3D Comb Filter
On/Off
3D
3D Sync Invert
Disable/Invert
3D Mode
Auto/Off/Frame Sequential/Frame Packing/
Top-Bottom/Side-by-Side/2D 3D Conversion
Language
System Setup
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
Sleep Timer
Disable/30 min/60 min/90 min/120 min/150
min/180 min
Menu Display Time
5 sec/10 sec/15 sec/20 sec/25 sec/30 sec/
Always On
Menu Position
Center/Top-Left/Top-Right/Bottom-Right/
Bottom-Left
Menu Settings
HDMI 1/HDMI 2/Video/S-Video/Component
1/Component 2/PC
Input Source
Source Rename
Auto Source Search
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On/Off
Reset Lamp Timer
Lamp Settings
Equivalent Lamp Hour
Auto
HDMI Settings
HDMI Format
PC Signal
CEC
On/Off
Video Signal
Baud Rate
Advanced
Setup
2400/4800/9600/19200/38400/57600/115200
Test Pattern
Closed Caption Enable
Closed Caption
Caption Version
High Altitude Mode
On/Off
CC1/CC2/CC3/CC4
On/Off
Change Password
Password
Power On Lock
Key Lock
On/Off (inputs current password)
On/Off
Reset All Settings
ISF
(inputs password)
Source
Preset Mode
Resolution
Information
Color System
Equivalent Lamp Hour
3D Format
Firmware Version
Note that the menu items are available when the projector detects at least one valid signal. If there is no
equipment connected to the projector or no signal detected, limited menu items are accessible.
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Picture -- Basic menu
Function
Preset Mode
User Mode
Management
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Flesh Tone
Color Temperature
Frame Interpolation
Lamp Power
Description
Pre-defined picture modes are provided so you can optimize your projector
picture set-up to suit your program type. See "Selecting a preset mode" on
page 26 for details.
Selects a preset mode that most suits your need for the picture quality and
further fine-tune the picture based on the selections listed below. See "Setting
the User 1/User 2/User 3 mode" on page 27 for details.
Adjusts the brightness of the picture. See "Adjusting Brightness" on page 28 for
details.
Adjusts the degree of difference between dark and light in the picture. See
"Adjusting Contrast" on page 28 for details.
Adjusts the color saturation level -- the amount of each color in a video
picture. See "Adjusting Color" on page 28 for details.
Adjusts the red and green color tones of the picture. See "Adjusting Tint" on
page 28 for details.
Adjusts the picture to make it look sharper or softer. See "Adjusting Sharpness"
on page 28 for details.
See "Adjusting Flesh Tone" on page 29 for details.
There are several color temperature settings available. See "Selecting a color
temperature*" on page 29 for details.
Enhances picture smoothness and clarity using motion estimation/motion
compensation technology. You can also manually press / to decide its
degree.
Selects the projector lamp power between Normal and Economic modes.
Returns all settings in the Picture -- Basic and Picture -- Advanced menus
Reset Picture Settings to the factory preset values. See "Resetting the picture mode" on page 27 for
details.
Picture -- Advanced menu
Function
Black Level
Clarity Control
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Description
Sets the picture grayscale as 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE. See "Setting Black Level" on
page 29 for details.
Adjusts the picture clarity. See "Controlling image clarity" on page 29 for
details.
Color Temperature
Fine Tuning
See "Setting a preferred color temperature" on page 30 for details.
Gamma Selection
See "Selecting a Gamma setting" on page 30 for details.
Brilliant Color
See "Adjusting Brilliant Color" on page 30 for details.
Color Management
See "Color Management" on page 31 for details.
Dynamic Black
Automatically changes the black level of the projected pictures to enhance the
effect of contrast ratio.
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Display menu
Function
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
Position
Description
There are several options to set the picture’s aspect ratio depending on your
input source. See "Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 33 for details.
Corrects any keystoning of the picture. See "Correcting picture distortion" on
page 25 for details.
Displays the position adjustment page. To move the projected picture, use the
directional arrow keys. The values shown on the lower position of the page
change with every key press you made until they reach their maximum or
minimum.
This function is only available when the PC signal is selected.
Conceals the poor picture quality in the four edges. You can also manually press
/ to decide how much to be concealed. Setting 0 means the picture is
Overscan Adjustment
100% displayed. The greater the value, the more portion of the picture is
concealed while the screen remains filled and geometrically accurate.
Turns the PIP window on or off and makes related adjustments. See "Displaying
PIP
more than one image source simultaneously" on page 36 for details.
H.Size
Adjusts the horizontal width of the picture.
Phase
PC & Component
Adjusts the clock phase to reduce picture distortion.
Auto
YPbPr Tuning
Adjusts the phase, and frequency automatically
These functions are only available when the
Component 1, Component 2, or PC signal is selected.
Digital Zoom
See "Magnifying and searching for details" on page 34 for details.
Film Mode
See "Using Panamorph lenses (optional)" on page 34 for details.
3D Comb Filter
See "Setting 3D Comb Filter" on page 32 for details.
3D
3D Sync Invert
When you 3D image is distorted, you can enable this function to switch
between the image for the left eye and the right eye for the more comfortable
3D viewing experience.
See "Watching 3D content" on page 37 for details.
3D Mode
This projector features a 3D function which enables you to enjoy the 3D
movies, videos, and sporting events in a more realistic way by presenting the
depth of the images. You need to wear a pair of 3D glasses to view the 3D
images.
When the 3D Mode function is enabled:
• The brightness level of the projected image will decrease.
• The Preset Mode cannot be adjusted.
• The Keystone can only be adjusted within limited degrees.
When the 2D 3D Conversion function is enabled, the Aspect Ratio
function cannot be adjusted.
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System Setup menu
Function
Language
Splash Screen
Projector Position
Auto Off
Sleep Timer
Menu Settings
Input Source
Source Rename
Auto Source Search
Description
Sets the language for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus. See "Using the
menus" on page 22 for details.
Allows you to select which logo screen will display 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" on page 12 for details.
Prevents unnecessary projection when no signal is detected for a long time. See
"Setting Auto Off" on page 47 for details.
Sets the auto-shutdown timer. The timer can be set to a value between 30
minutes and 3 hours.
Menu Display Time
Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after your last key press.
Menu Position
Sets the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu position.
Selects an input source to be projected. See "Selecting an input source" on
page 21 for details.
Renames the source to your desired name. See "Selecting an input source" on
page 21 for details.
Sets whether the projector searches automatically for input sources. If the
source scan is On, the projector will scan for input sources until it acquires a
signal. If the function is not activated, the projector selects the last used input
source.
Advanced Setup menu
Function
Lamp Settings
HDMI Settings
Baud Rate
Test Pattern
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Description
Reset Lamp Timer
Once the lamp is renewed, select Reset to return the lamp timer to "0". See
"Resetting the lamp timer" on page 50 for details.
Equivalent Lamp Hour
Shows the lamp hour information. See "Getting to know the lamp hour" on
page 47 for details.
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.
CEC
Enables or disables the CEC function. When you connect an HDMI CECcompatible 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 using a suitable RS-232 cable and update or download
the projector’s firmware. This function is intended for qualified service
personnel.
Press ENTER to display the grid test pattern. It helps you adjust the image size
and focus and check that the projected image is free of distortion.
The function is only available when the projector detects no input signal.
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Closed Caption Enable
Activates the function by selecting On when the selected input signal carries
closed captions.
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Closed Caption
High Altitude Mode
Password
Key Lock
Captions: An on-screen display of the dialogue, narration, and sound
effects of TV programs and videos that are closed captioned (usually
marked as "CC" in TV listings).
Caption Version
Selects a preferred closed captioning mode. To view captions, select CC1,
CC2, CC3, or CC4 (CC1 displays captions in the primary language in your
area).
A mode for operation in areas like high altitude or high temperature. See
"Operating in a high altitude environment" on page 35 for details.
Change Password
You will be asked to enter the current password before changing to a new one.
See "Utilizing the password function" on page 23 for details.
Power On Lock
Limits use of the projector to only those who know the correct password. See
"Utilizing the password function" on page 23 for details.
See "Locking control keys" on page 38 for details.
Returns all settings to the factory preset values.
Reset All Settings
The following settings will still remain: Keystone, Language, Projector
Position, 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.
ISF
For more information, please go to www.imagingscience.com or
contact the place you purchased the projector.
Information menu
This menu shows you the current operating status of the projector.
Some picture adjustments are available only when certain input sources are in use. Unavailable adjustments
are not shown on the screen.
Function
Description
Source
Shows the current signal source.
Preset Mode
Shows the selected mode in the Picture -- Basic > Preset Mode menu.
Resolution
Shows the native resolution of the input source.
Color System
Shows input system format: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, YUV, or RGB.
Equivalent Lamp
Hour
Shows the total lamp time used.
3D Format
Firmware Version
Shows the current 3D mode.
3D Format is only available when 3D Mode is enabled.
Shows the firmware version of your projector.
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Additional information
Care of the projector
Your projector needs little maintenance. The only thing you have to do on a regular basis is keep the lens
clean. Never remove any parts of the projector except the lamp. Contact your dealer or local customer
service center if the projector fails to operate as expected.
Cleaning the lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface. Before you attempt to clean the lens,
turn the projector off, unplug the power cable, and leave it several minutes to cool completely.
1. Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust. (Available from building hardware or photographic
suppliers.)
2. If there is stubborn dirt or smudge marks, use a proper photographic lens brush or moisten a clean
soft lens cloth with lens cleaner to gently wipe the lens surface.
3. Never use any type of abrasive pad, alkaline/acid cleaner, scouring powder, or volatile solvent, such as
alcohol, benzene, thinner or insecticide. Using such materials or maintaining prolonged contact with
rubber or vinyl materials may result in damage to the projector surface and cabinet material.
Never touch the lens with your finger or rub the lens with abrasive materials. Even paper towels can damage
the lens coating. Only ever use a proper photographic lens brush, cloth, and cleaning solution. Do not
attempt to clean the lens while the projector is switched on or is still hot from previous use.
Cleaning the projector case
Before you attempt to clean the case, turn the projector off, unplug the power cable, and leave it several
minutes to cool completely.
1. To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
2. To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water and a neutral detergent. Then
wipe the case.
Never use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner or other chemical detergents. These can damage the case.
Storing the projector
If you need to store the projector for an extended time, please:
1. Make sure the temperature and humidity of the storage area are within the recommended range for
the projector. Please refer to the Spec. page in this manual or consult your dealer about the range.
2. Retract the adjuster feet.
3. Remove the batteries from the remote control.
4. Pack the projector in its original packing or equivalent.
Transporting the projector
It is recommended that you ship the projector with its original packing or equivalent.
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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.
See "Setting Lamp Power as Economic" below for more information on Economic mode.
To obtain the lamp hour information:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press MENU and then press / until the Advanced Setup menu is highlighted.
Press to highlight Lamp Settings and press ENTER. The Lamp Settings page displays.
The lamp hour information is shown in the row of Equivalent Lamp Hour.
To leave the menu, press MENU.
Extending lamp life
The projection lamp is a consumable item. To keep the lamp life as long as possible, you can do the
following settings via the OSD menu.
• Setting Lamp Power as Economic
Using Economic mode reduces system noise and power consumption. If the Economic mode is
selected, the light output will be reduced and result in darker projected pictures.
Setting the projector in Economic mode also extends the lamp life. To set Economic mode, go to the
Picture -- Basic > Lamp Power menu and press / .
• Setting Auto Off
This function allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input source is detected after a set
period of time.
To set Auto Off, go to the System Setup > Auto Off menu and press / to select a time period.
The time period can be set from 5 to 30 minutes in 5-minute increments. If the preset time lengths are
not suitable for your presentation, select Disable. The projector will not automatically shut down in a
certain time period.
Timing of replacing the lamp
When the Lamp indicator lights up red or a message appears suggesting it is time to replace the lamp,
please install a new lamp or consult your dealer. An old lamp may cause a malfunction in the projector
and in some instances the lamp may explode. Go to http://lamp.BenQ.com for a replacement lamp.
The Lamp indicator light and Temperature warning light will light up if the lamp becomes too hot. Turn
the power off and let the projector cool for 45 minutes. If the Lamp or Temp indicator still lights up after
turning the power back on, please contact your dealer. See "Indicators" on page 51 for details.
The following Lamp warning displays will remind you to change the lamp.
Status
Install a new lamp for optimal performance. If the projector is
normally run with Economic selected (see "Getting to know the
lamp hour" on page 47), you may continue to operate the projector
until the next hour lamp warning appears.
Press ENTER to dismiss the message.
Message
WARNING
NOTICE: Order replacement lamp
Lamp > XXXX hrs
Order a new lamp at
lamp.benq.com
OK
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It is strongly recommended that you 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
lamp.benq.com
Press ENTER to dismiss the message.
The lamp MUST be replaced before the projector will operate
normally.
Press ENTER to dismiss the message.
OK
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
lamp.benq.com
OK
"XXXX" shown in the above messages are numbers that vary depending on different models.
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•
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, always turn the projector off and disconnect the power cord before
changing the lamp.
•
To reduce the risk of severe burns, allow the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes before replacing the
lamp.
•
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and damage to internal components, use caution when removing
lamp glass that has shattered into sharp pieces.
•
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and/or compromising image quality by touching the lens, do not
touch the empty lamp compartment when the lamp is removed.
•
This lamp contains mercury. Consult your local hazardous waste regulations to dispose of this lamp in a
proper manner.
•
To assure optimal performance from the projector, it is recommended that you purchase a qualified
projector lamp for lamp replacement.
•
If lamp replacement is performed while the projector is suspended upside-down from the ceiling, make
sure that no one is underneath the lamp socket to avoid any possible injury or damage to the human eyes
caused by fractured lamp.
•
Ensure good ventilation when handling broken lamps. We recommend that you use respirators, safety
glasses, goggles or face shield and wear protective clothing such as gloves.
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1.
2.
Turn the power off and disconnect the
projector from the power outlet. Turn off all
connected equipment and disconnect all other •
cables. See "Turning the projector off" on
page 38 for details.
Slightly lift the projector up. Loosen the
screws on the lamp cover (located on the left •
side).
•
3.
Notes
Pulling it too quickly may cause the lamp to
break and scatter broken glass in the projector.
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and
damage to internal components, use caution
when removing lamp glass that has shattered.
Do not place the lamp in locations where water
might splash on it, children can reach it, near or
above heat sources, or near flammable
materials.
Do not insert your hand into the projector when
the lamp is removed. If you touch the optical
components inside, it could cause blurred
images.
6.
Insert the replacement lamp. Make sure it is
pushed fully and firmly in place.
7.
Tighten the screws securing the lamp box.
8.
Ensure the handle is fully locked in place.
Remove the lamp cover.
Notes
4.
Loosen the screws that hold the lamp to the
projector. If the screws are not loosened
completely, they could injure your fingers.
5.
Lift the handle so that it is perpendicular to
the lamp. Use the handle to slowly pull the
lamp out of the projector.
•
Please be careful to not over-tighten the screws.
•
Loose screws may cause a bad connection, which
could result in malfunction.
9.
Re-install the lamp cover.
10. Tighten the screws on the lamp cover.
11. Reapply power and turn the projector back
on.
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Resetting the lamp timer
Do not reset the lamp timer if the lamp has not been replaced as this could cause damage.
1. After the start-up logo, press MENU and then press / until the Advanced Setup menu is
highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Lamp Settings and press ENTER. The Lamp Settings page displays.
3. Highlight Reset Lamp Timer and press ENTER. A warning message displays asking if you want to
reset the lamp timer. Highlight Reset and press ENTER. The lamp time will be reset to "0".
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Indicators
There are three indicators which show the status of the projector. Check the following for 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
Power
Temp
Lamp
Orange
Off
Off
Stand-by mode
Status & Description
Green
Flashing
Off
Off
Powering up
Green
Off
Off
Normal operation
•
The projector needs 90 seconds to cool down as it was
abnormally shut down without the normal cooling down
process.
•
The projector needs to cool for 90 seconds after the power
is turned off.
Orange
Flashing
Off
Red
Off
Off
The projector is downloading the firmware.
Red
Flashing
Off
Off
Scaler shutdown failed.
Red
Off
Red
Scaler reset failed.
Off
When the projector is in an abnormal state
Power
Temp
Lamp
Off
Off
Red
Off
Off
Red
Flashing
Red
Red
Off
Red
Red
Flashing
Off
Red
Green
Off
Red
Green
Flashing
Off
Green
Red
Off
Green
Flashing
Red
Off
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.
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.
•
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. (See page 20.)
Attempting to turn the projector on
again during the cooling process.
Wait until the cooling down process has
completed.
The lamp cover is not securely
attached.
Correctly attach the lamp cover. (See page
48.)
Turn the video source on and check that the
The video source is not turned on or
signal cable is connected correctly. (See page
connected correctly.
17.)
No picture.
Image is unstable.
Picture is blurred.
Remote control does
not work correctly.
3D content does not
not display correctly
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The projector is not correctly
Check the connection. (See page 17.)
connected to the input source device.
The input source has not been
correctly selected.
Select the correct input source with the
Source keys on the remote control or
SOURCE on the projector. (See page 21.)
The connection cables are not
securely connected to the projector
or the signal source.
Correctly connect the cables to the
appropriate terminals. (See page 17.)
The projection lens is not correctly
focused.
Adjust the focus of the lens using the focus
ring. (See page 21.)
Adjust the projection angle and direction as
The projector and the screen are not
well as the height of this projector if
aligned properly.
necessary. (See page 25.)
The batteries are out of power.
Replace both of the batteries with new ones.
(See page 7.)
There is an obstacle between the
remote control and the projector.
Remove the obstacle. (See page 7.)
You are too far away from the
projector.
Stand within 8 meters (26.2 feet) of the
projector. (See page 7.)
The 3D glasses are out of battery.
Recharge the 3D glasses.
The settings in the 3D menu are not
set correctly.
Correctly set the settings in the 3D menu.
(See page 37.)
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 HDMI 1/ HDMI 2 with the Source
keys on the remote control or SOURCE on
the projector. (See page 21.)
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Specifications
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Optical
Projection system
DMD chip
Lens
Projection screen size
Lamp
Single-chip DLPTM system
0.65" DLP (1920 x 1080)
F = 2.48 to 2.81, f = 24.1 to 36.15 mm
28" to 300"
300W
Electrical
Compatibility
PC: 640 x 480 to 1920 x 1200
Color Space
Video: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, YPbPr (480i/480p/576i/576p),
HDTV (720p/1080i/1080p)
Typ. = 70% NTSC (Target Color Gamut = HDTV Rec. 709)
Terminals
Input
Analog RGB: D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 1
HDMI (V. 1.4) x 2
Component Video (Y/CB/CR, Y/PB/PR) x 1
Component Video (Y/CB/CR, Y/PB/PR) x 1 (shared with RGB
input)
Composite Video x 1
Output
S-Video x 1
12VDC (Max. 0.5 A)
Control
Serial Connector: RS232 9 pin (male)
Mini B type USB x 1
IR receiver x 2
General characteristics
Projector weight
Power
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Operating humidity
Operating altitude
6.7 kg (14.8 lbs)
VAC 100-240V, 5.0A, 50-60Hz (Automatic)
Max. 466W; Standby < 0.5 W
0 °C to 35 °C at sea level
10% - 90% (without condensation)
0-1499 m at 0°C-35°C
Storage temperature
Storage humidity
1500-3000 m at 23°C-30°C (with High Altitude Mode on)
-20°C- 60°C/-4°F to 140°F
10% - 90%
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Dimensions
428 mm x 317 mm x 145 mm (W x D x H)
428
145
317
Ceiling mount installation
240
175
92.2
83.2
222.2
104
88
128
124.5
397.9
364.4
106
282.2
Ceiling mount screws:
M6 x 8 (Max. L = 8 mm)
Unit: mm
54
151.2
211.7
424.4
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324.1
Timing chart
Supported timing for PC input
Mode
Refresh rate
(Hz)
H. Frequency
(KHz)
Clock (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
720x400_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
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
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 768_60
(Reduce Blanking)
60
47.396
68.25
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
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
Resolution
640 x 480*
720 x 400*
800 x 600*
1024 x 768*
1280 x 768*
1280 x 800*
1280 x 1024*
1280 x 960*
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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
(Reduce Blanking)
59.883
64.674
119.000
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
1920 x 1080*
1920x1080_60
(CEA-861)
59.939/60
67.432/67.5
148.35/148.5
*Supported timing for non-3D and 3D signal with 2D 3D Conversion format.
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Supported timing for HDMI (HDCP) input
Mode
Refresh rate
(Hz)
H. Frequency
(KHz)
Clock (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
720x400_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
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_60*
60
45.000
74.250
1280x720_120**
120
90.000
148.500
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
Resolution
640 x 480
720 x 400
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 720
1280 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 x1050
SXGA+_60*
59.978
65.317
121.750
1600 x1200
UXGA*
60.000
75.000
162.000
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
1920 x 1080
1920x1080_60
(CEA-861)*
59.939/60
67.432/67.5
148.35/148.5
1280 x 960
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*Supported timing for non-3D and 3D signal with 2D 3D Conversion format.
•
**Supported timing for non-3D and 3D signal with Frame Sequential 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.
Dot Clock Freq.
Remark
(MHz)
Timing
Resolution
H. Freq. (KHz)
V Freq. (Hz)
480i*
720(1440) x 480
15.73
59.94
27
HDMI only
480p*
720 x 480
31.47
59.94
27
HDMI only
576i*
720(1440) x 576
15.63
50
27
HDMI/DVI
576p*
720 x 576
31.25
50
27
HDMI/DVI
720/50p***
1280 x 720
37.5
50
74.25
HDMI/DVI
720/60p***
1280 x 720
45.00
60
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/24P***
1920 x 1080
27
24
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/25P*
1920 x 1080
28.13
25
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/30P*
1920 x 1080
33.75
30
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/50i**
1920 x 1080
28.13
50
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/60i**
1920 x 1080
33.75
60
74.25
HDMI/DVI
1080/50P*
1920 x 1080
56.25
50
148.5
HDMI/DVI
1080/60P*
1920 x 1080
67.5
60
148.5
HDMI/DVI
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•
**Supported timing for non-3D and 3D signal with 2D 3D Conversion and Side-by-Side half format.
•
***Supported timing for non-3D and 3D signal with Frame Packing, Top-Bottom, and 2D 3D Conversion
format.
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Supported timing for EDTV and HDTV (via Component 1/ Component 2 inputs)
Timing
Resolution
H. Freq. (KHz)
V. Freq. (Hz)
Dot Clock Freq. (MHz)
480i
720 x 480*
15.73
59.94
13.5
480p
720 x 480*
31.47
59.94
27
576i
720 x 576*
15.63
50
13.5
576p
720 x 576*
31.25
50
27
720/50p
1280 x 720*
37.5
50
74.25
720/60p
1280 x 720*
45.00
60
74.25
1080/50i
1920 x 1080*
28.13
50
74.25
1080/60i
1920 x 1080*
33.75
60
74.25
1080/24P
1920 x 1080*
27
24
74.25
1080/25P
1920 x 1080*
28.13
25
74.25
1080/30P
1920 x 1080*
33.75
30
74.25
1080/50P
1920 x 1080*
56.25
50
148.5
1080/60P
1920 x 1080*
67.5
60
148.5
*Supported timing for non-3D and 3D signal with 2D 3D Conversion format.
Supported timing for Video and S-Video inputs
Video mode
H. Freq. (KHz)
V. Freq. (Hz)
Sub-carrier Freq.
(MHz)
NTSC*
15.73
60
3.58
PAL*
15.63
50
4.43
SECAM*
15.63
50
4.25 or 4.41
PAL-M*
15.73
60
3.58
PAL-N*
15.63
50
3.58
PAL-60*
15.73
60
4.43
NTSC4.43*
15.73
60
4.43
*Supported timing for non-3D and 3D signal with 2D 3D Conversion 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.
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