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

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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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

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.

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;

2. Always place the projector on a level, horizontal surface during operation.

- 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.

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5. Do not block the vents holes while the projector 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.

9. Do not look straight into the projector lens during operation. It may harm your sight.

6. In areas where the mains power supply voltage may fluctuate by ±10 volts, it is recommended that you connect your projector through a power stabilizer, surge protector or uninterruptible power supply (UPS) as appropriate to your situation.

10. Do not operate the projector lamp beyond the rated lamp life. Excessive operation of lamps beyond the rated life could cause a lamp to break on rare occasions.

7. Do not step on the projector or place any objects upon it.

11. The lamp becomes extremely hot during operation. Allow the projector to cool for approximately 45 minutes prior to removing the lamp assembly for replacement.

8. Do not place liquids near or on the projector.

Liquids spilled into the projector will void your warranty. If the projector does become wet, disconnect it from the power point and call BenQ to have the projector repaired.

12. This projector is capable of displaying inverted images for ceiling mount installation. Use only

BenQ's Ceiling Mount Kit for mounting.

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13. Never attempt to replace the lamp assembly until the projector has cooled down and is unplugged from the power supply.

Moisture condensation

Never operate the projector immediately after moving it from a cold location to a hot location.

When the projector is exposed to such a change in temperature, moisture may condense on the 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.

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.

Disposal

This product contains the following materials which are harmful to human bodies and environment.

• Lead, which is contained in solder.

• 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

• Do not mix old batteries with new ones, or mix different types of batteries.

• 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.

• Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions and local environment regulations for your region.

• 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

• 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.

• 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.

up to 8 m

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

2

3

1. Control panel (See "Control panel" on page 10 for details.)

2. Lamp cover

3. Front IR sensor

4. Vent (heated air exhaust)

5. Projection lens

6. Lens shift lever

4 5

Rear view

See

"Connecting with video equipment" on page 17 for connection details.

6

7 8 9 1011 12 13 14 15 16

17

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/P

B

/P

R

or Y/C

B

/C

R

video signal

16. RGB (PC)/Component video (YPbPr/

YCbCr) signal input jack

17. Kensington lock slot

Under view

18

18. Adjustable feet

19. Ceiling mount holes

19

19

18

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Controls and functions

Control panel

7

6

9

11

12

3

4

8

6

5

6

10

6

1

2

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

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 .

6. Arrow/Keystone keys (Left

, Up / ,

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.

Toggles the projector between standby and on.

"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

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

1

For details, see the info provided behind the hand sign .

7. Arrow/Keystone keys (Left

, Up / ,

2

3

5

6

7

8

10

11

4

9

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

8. MENU

Toggles the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu on and off.

"Using the menus" on page 22

12

13

14

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

1. POWER ON/OFF

Toggles the projector between standby and on.

"Turning the projector on" on page 20 ,

"Turning the projector off" on page 38

10. Picture quality adjustment keys

(BRIGHTNESS, CONTRAST, COLOR,

TINT)

Displays the setting bars for adjustment of the appropriate picture quality values.

2. Source selection keys (COMP, VIDEO, S-

VIDEO, HDMI1, HDMI2, PC)

Selects an input source for display.

"Selecting an input source" on page 21

3. Aspect keys (ANA, 4:3, LB, WIDE, REAL)

Selects the display aspect ratio.

"Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 33

"Fine-tuning the picture quality" on page 28

11. Picture window control keys (PIP, SIZE,

POSITION, ACTIVE)

Displays the Picture In Picture (PIP) windows, toggles between the main window and subwindow with ACTIVE, and adjusts the size and position of the currently active window with

SIZE and POSITION.

4. PRESET MODE

Sequentially selects a predefined picture setting available for each input.

"Selecting a preset mode" on page 26

"Displaying more than one image source simultaneously" on page 36

12. INVERT

Toggles the invert function between on and off.

5. MEMORY keys (USER 1, USER 2/ISF

NIGHT, USER 3/ISF DAY, and

DEFAULT)

Restores picture settings for the current input source.

"3D" on page 43

13. 3D

Displays the 3D menu.

"3D" on page 43

"Setting the User 1/User 2/User 3 mode" on page 27

6. ENTER

Enacts the selected On-Screen Display (OSD) menu item.

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:

Select this location with the projector placed near the floor in front of the screen. This is the most common way to position the projector for quick setup and portability.

3. Rear:

Select this location with the projector placed near the floor behind the screen.

Note that a special rear projection screen is required.

*Set Rear after you turn the projector on.

2. Front Ceiling:

Select this location with the projector suspended from the ceiling in front of the screen.

Purchase the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount Kit from your dealer to mount your projector on the ceiling.

*Set Front Ceiling after you turn the projector on.

4. Rear Ceiling:

Select this location with the projector suspended from the ceiling behind the screen.

Note that a special rear projection screen and the

BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount Kit are required for this installation location.

*Set Rear Ceiling after you turn the projector on.

*To set the projector position:

1.

Press MENU on the projector or remote control and then press / until the System Setup menu is highlighted.

2.

Press / to highlight Projector Position and press / 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

Floor Installation

<A>

<B>

<F>

Ceiling Installation

<D>

<G>

<A>

<B>

<E>

<C>

<E>

<D>

<F>: Screen <G>: Center of lens

<G>

<F>

<C>

<F>: Screen <G>: Center of lens

The screen aspect ratio is 16:9 and the projected picture is 16:9

Screen dimensions Projection distance <D> [mm]

Diagonal

<A>

[inch

(mm)]

Height

<B>

[mm]

Width

<C>

[mm]

Min distance

(with max zoom)

Average

Max distance

(with min zoom)

Lowest/Highest lens position

<E> [mm]

30

40

50

60

(762)

(1016)

(1270)

(1524)

70

80

(1778)

(2032)

90 (2286)

100 (2540)

110 (2794)

120 (3048)

130 (3302)

140 (3556)

150 (3810)

160 (4064)

170 (4318)

180 (4572)

190 (4826)

200 (5080)

250 (6350)

300 (7620)

374

498

623

747

872

996

1121

1245

1370

1494

1619

1743

1868

1992

2117

2241

2366

2490

3113

3735

664

885

1107

1328

1549

1771

1992

2214

2435

2656

2878

3099

3320

3542

3763

3984

4206

4427

5534

6641

1077

1436

1795

2154

2513

2873

3232

3591

3950

4309

4668

5027

5386

5745

6104

6463

6822

7181

8977

10772

1346

1795

2244

2693

3142

3591

4039

4488

4937

5386

5835

6284

6732

7181

7630

8079

8528

8977

11221

13465

1616

2154

2693

3232

3770

4309

4847

5386

5925

6463

7002

7540

8079

8618

9156

9695

10233

10772

13465

16158

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.

233

249

265

280

171

187

202

218

296

311

389

467

109

125

140

156

47

62

78

93

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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>

<B>

<F>

Ceiling Installation

<A>

<H>

<E>

<D>

<G>

<C>

<E>

<D>

<F>: Screen <G>: Center of lens

<G>

<F>

<C>

<B>

<F>: Screen <G>: Center of lens

The screen aspect ratio is 4:3 and the projected picture is 16:9

<A>

Screen dimensions

Diagonal

[inch (mm)]

Height

<B>

[mm]

Width

<C>

[mm]

Projection distance <D>

Min distance

(with max zoom)

[mm]

Average

Max distance

(with min zoom)

Lowest/

Highest lens position

<E>

[mm]

Image height <H>

[mm]

30

40

50

60

70

80

90 (2286)

100 (2540)

110 (2794)

120 (3048)

(762)

(1016)

(1270)

(1524)

(1778)

(2032)

130 (3302)

140 (3556)

150 (3810)

160 (4064)

170 (4318)

180 (4572)

190 (4826)

200 (5080)

250 (6350)

300 (7620)

457

610

762

914

1067

1219

1372

1524

1676

1829

1981

2134

2286

2438

2591

2743

2896

3048

3810

4572

610

813

1016

1219

1422

1626

1829

2032

2235

2438

2642

2845

3048

3251

3454

3658

3861

4064

5080

6096

989

1318

1648

1977

2307

2637

2966

3296

3625

3955

4285

4614

4944

5273

5603

5932

6262

6592

8239

9887

1236

1648

2060

2472

2884

3296

3708

4120

4532

4944

5356

5768

6180

6592

7004

7416

7828

8239

10299

12359

1483

1977

2472

2966

3461

3955

4449

4944

5438

5932

6427

6921

7416

7910

8404

8899

9393

9887

12359

14831

43

57

71

86

100

114

129

143

157

171

186

200

214

229

243

257

271

286

357

429

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.

2057

2172

2286

2858

3429

1486

1600

1715

1829

1943

343

457

572

686

800

914

1029

1143

1257

1372

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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

Screen

Range of placement

• When the projector position is fixed

Center of lens

120%

-120%

40% 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

HDMI

Component

Video

Terminal appearance

S-Video

Video

Reference

"Connecting HDMI devices" on page 17

"Connecting component-video devices" on page 18

"Connecting S-Video or video devices" on page 18

"Connecting S-Video or video devices" on page 18

Picture quality

Best

Better

Good

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.

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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 terminals

To audio input terminals

S-Video cable or

Video cable

• 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 ( ) 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.

To select the video source:

• 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.

• Using the OSD menu

1. Press MENU and then press / until the System Setup menu is highlighted.

HDMI 1

HDMI 2

Video

S-Video

Component 1

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.

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

Highlight

Sub-menu

Picture -- Basic

Preset Mode

User Mode Management

Brightness

Contrast

Color

Tint

Sharpness

Flesh Tone

Color Temperature

Frame Interpolation

Lamp Power

Reset Picture Settings

50

2

3

50

50

50

Cinema

Lamp Native

Off

Economic

Current input source

S-Video Back

To use the OSD menus, please set the OSD menu to your familiar language.

Status

Press EXIT to go back to the previous page or to exit.

1. Press MENU on the projector or remote control to turn the OSD menu on.

3. Press 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

50

50

50

50

2

3

Cinema

Lamp Native

Off

Economic

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

Off

S-Video

Back

2. Use / 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

Off

S-Video

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.

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S-Video 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 /

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 ( , , , )

Input New Password

Back

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.

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 / to select On.

6. Confirm the current password.

7. To leave the OSD menu, press MENU.

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.

If you enter an incorrect password 5 times in succession, the projector will automatically shut down in a short time.

Password Error

Please try again.

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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 / , Down /

) to display the Keystone page.

ii. See step iii below for further operation.

• Using the OSD menu

i. Press MENU and then press / until the Display menu is highlighted.

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 / to select User 1, User 2, or

User 3 mode.

2. Press to highlight User Mode Management.

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.

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.

The higher the value, the brighter the picture. And the lower the setting, the darker the picture. Adjust this

30 50 control so the black areas of the picture appear just as black and that detail in the dark areas is visible.

70

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

30 set the peak white level after you have previously adjusted the Brightness setting to suit your selected input and viewing environment.

50

70

Adjusting Color

Highlight Color in the Picture -- Basic menu and adjust the values by pressing / on the projector or remote control.

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 / on the projector or remote control.

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.

0 1 2

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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 / on the projector or remote control.

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 / on the projector or remote control to select 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE.

The grayscale video signal is measured in IRE units. In some areas which use NTSC TV standard, the grayscale is measured from 7.5 IRE (black) to 100 IRE (white); however, in other areas where PAL equipment or Japanese NTSC standards are used, the grayscale is measured from 0 IRE (black) to 100 IRE

(white). We suggest 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.

Select these values according to your preference.

Increases the average brightness of the picture. Best for a lit environment, meeting room or family room.

Best for viewing movies in a darkened environment.

Best for viewing movies which are mostly composed of dark scenes.

High Brightness

Low Contrast

Low Brightness

High Contrast

1.6 1.8 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 / on the projector or remote control.

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

Magenta

Yellow

Cyan

Green

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.

Blue

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 / on the projector or remote control.

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 / on the projector or remote control.

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.

• Using the OSD menu

1. Press MENU and then press / until the Display menu is highlighted.

3. 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).

16:9 picture

4:3 picture

16:9 picture

Letter Box format picture

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.

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.

• The black portions are inactive areas and the white portions are active areas.

• 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

Using Panamorph lens

2.35:1 aspect ratio image

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.

• Using the OSD menu

1. Press MENU and then press / until the Display menu is highlighted.

2. Press to highlight Digital Zoom and press ENTER. The Zoom bar displays.

3. Press repeatedly to magnify the picture to a desired size.

4. 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. Press MENU and then press / until the Advanced Setup menu is highlighted.

2. Press to highlight High Altitude Mode.

4. 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.

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

PC

Video

S-Video

Component 1/2

HDMI 1/2

V

V

V

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 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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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.

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.

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.

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 on the projector and a warning message appears. Press again.

• 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.

• 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

Picture --

Basic

Picture --

Advanced

Sub-menu

Preset Mode

User Mode

Management

Brightness

Contrast

Color

Tint

Sharpness

Flesh Tone

Color Temperature

Frame Interpolation

Lamp Power

Reset Picture Settings

Black Level

Options

Cinema/Dynamic/Standard/User 1/User 2/User 3/3D/ISF Day/ISF Night

0–100

0–100

0–100

0–100

0–2

0–5

Normal/Cool/Lamp Native/Warm

Off/Low/Middle/High

Normal/Economic

Clarity Control

Color Temperature

Fine Tuning

Gamma Selection

Brilliant Color

Color Management

Dynamic Black

Noise Reduction

Detail Enhancement

Red Gain

Green Gain

Blue Gain

Red Offset

Green Offset

Blue Offset

Primary Color

Hue

Gain

Saturation

0 IRE/7.5 IRE

0–31

0–4

0–100

0–100

0–100

0–511

0–511

0–511

1.6/1.8/2.0/2.2/2.4/2.5/2.6/2.8/BenQ

On/Off

Red/Green/Blue/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow

0–100

0–100

0–100

On/Off

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Display

Aspect Ratio

Keystone

Position

Overscan Adjustment

PIP

PIP

Main Source

PIP Source

Active Window

Position

Size

H.Size

Phase

Auto

PC & Component

YPbPr Tuning

Digital Zoom

Film Mode

3D Comb Filter

3D

3D Sync Invert

3D Mode

Anamorphic/4:3/Letter Box/Wide/Real

0/1/2/3

On/Off

HDMI 1/HDMI 2/Video/S-Video/Component

1/Component 2/PC

Main/PIP

Top-Right/Bottom-Left/Bottom-Right/Top-

Left

Large/Small

On/Off

On/Off

Disable/Invert

Auto/Off/Frame Sequential/Frame Packing/

Top-Bottom/Side-by-Side/2D 3D Conversion

Language

System Setup

Splash Screen

Projector Position

Auto Off

Sleep Timer

Menu Settings

Input Source

Source Rename

Auto Source Search

Menu Display Time

Menu Position

BenQ/Black/Blue

Front/Front Ceiling/Rear/Rear Ceiling

Disable/5 min/10 min/15 min/20 min/25 min/

30 min

Disable/30 min/60 min/90 min/120 min/150 min/180 min

5 sec/10 sec/15 sec/20 sec/25 sec/30 sec/

Always On

Center/Top-Left/Top-Right/Bottom-Right/

Bottom-Left

HDMI 1/HDMI 2/Video/S-Video/Component

1/Component 2/PC

On/Off

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Lamp Settings

Reset Lamp Timer

Equivalent Lamp Hour

HDMI Settings

HDMI Format

CEC

Auto

PC Signal

Video Signal

On/Off

2400/4800/9600/19200/38400/57600/115200

Advanced

Setup

Baud Rate

Test Pattern

Closed Caption

High Altitude Mode

Closed Caption Enable

Caption Version

On/Off

CC1/CC2/CC3/CC4

On/Off

Information

Password

Key Lock

Reset All Settings

ISF

Source

Preset Mode

Resolution

Color System

Equivalent Lamp Hour

3D Format

Firmware Version

Change Password

Power On Lock On/Off (inputs current password)

On/Off

(inputs password)

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

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.

Lamp Power

Reset Picture Settings

Returns all settings in the Picture -- Basic and Picture -- Advanced menus

to the factory preset values. See "Resetting the picture mode" on page 27

for details.

Picture -- Advanced menu

Function

Black Level

Clarity Control

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

Brilliant Color

Color Management

See

"Selecting a Gamma setting" on page 30

for details.

See

"Adjusting Brilliant Color" on page 30 for details.

Dynamic Black

See

"Color Management" on page 31 for details.

Automatically changes the black level of the projected pictures to enhance the effect of contrast ratio.

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Display menu

Aspect Ratio

Keystone

Position

Overscan Adjustment

PIP

PC & Component

YPbPr Tuning

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

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 more than one image source simultaneously" on page 36 for details.

H.Size

Adjusts the horizontal width of the picture.

Phase

Adjusts the clock phase to reduce picture distortion.

Auto

Adjusts the phase, and frequency automatically

These functions are only available when the

Component 1, Component 2, or PC signal is selected.

See

"Magnifying and searching for details" on page 34

for details.

Digital Zoom

Film Mode

3D Comb Filter

3D

Function

See

"Using Panamorph lenses (optional)" on page 34

for details.

See

"Setting 3D Comb Filter" on page 32 for details.

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

HDMI Settings

Baud Rate

Test Pattern

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

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

High Altitude Mode

Password

Key Lock

Reset All Settings

ISF

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.

Source

Function

Preset Mode

Resolution

Color System

Equivalent Lamp

Hour

Closed Caption Enable

Activates the function by selecting On when the selected input signal carries closed captions.

• 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.

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.

For more information, please go to www.imagingscience.com or contact the place you purchased the projector.

Shows the current signal source.

Description

Shows the selected mode in the Picture -- Basic > Preset Mode menu.

Shows the native resolution of the input source.

Shows input system format: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, YUV, or RGB.

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.

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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. 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. The lamp hour information is shown in the row of Equivalent Lamp Hour.

4. 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 / .

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.

WARNING

Message

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.

Press ENTER to dismiss the message.

WARNING

NOTICE: Replace lamp soon

Lamp > XXXX hrs

Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com

OK

The lamp MUST be replaced before the projector will operate normally.

Press ENTER to dismiss the message.

WARNING

NOTICE: Replace lamp now

Lamp > XXXX hrs

Lamp-usage time exceeded

Replace lamp (refer to User’s Manual) then reset lamp timer.

Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com

OK

"XXXX" shown in the above messages are numbers that vary depending on different models.

Replacing the lamp

• To reduce the risk of electrical shock, always turn the projector off and disconnect the power cord before changing the lamp.

• To reduce the risk of severe burns, allow the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes before replacing the lamp.

• To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and damage to internal components, use caution when removing lamp glass that has shattered into sharp pieces.

• To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and/or compromising image quality by touching the lens, do not touch the empty lamp compartment when the lamp is removed.

• This lamp contains mercury. Consult your local hazardous waste regulations to dispose of this lamp in a proper manner.

• To assure optimal performance from the projector, it is recommended that you purchase a 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. 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.

2. Slightly lift the projector up. Loosen the screws on the lamp cover (located on the left side).

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.

3. Remove the lamp cover.

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.

Notes

• 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

Orange

Green

Flashing

Green

Temp

Off

Off

Off

Lamp

Off

Off

Off

Stand-by mode

Powering up

Status & Description

Orange

Flashing

Off

Off

Off

Off

Normal operation

• The projector needs 90 seconds to cool down as it was abnormally shut down without the normal cooling down process.

• The projector needs to cool for 90 seconds after the power is turned off.

The projector is downloading the firmware.

Red

Red

Flashing

Red

Off

Off

Off

Red

Scaler shutdown failed.

Scaler reset failed.

When the projector is in an abnormal state

Power Temp Lamp

Off

Off

Off

Off

Red

Red

Flashing

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.

Red

Red

Red

Red

Green

Red

Red

Flashing

Green

Green

Flashing

Red

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

The fans are not working.

The projector has shut down automatically. If you try to restart the projector, it will shut down again. Please contact your dealer for assistance.

Green

Flashing

Red Off

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.

No picture.

Image is unstable.

Picture is blurred.

Remote control does not work correctly.

3D content does not not display correctly

Cause

There is no power from the power cable.

Attempting to turn the projector on again during the cooling process.

The lamp cover is not securely attached.

The video source is not turned on or connected correctly.

Remedy

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.)

Wait until the cooling down process has completed.

Correctly attach the lamp cover.

(See page

48.)

Turn the video source on and check that the signal cable is connected correctly.

(See page

17.)

The projector is not correctly connected to the input source device.

Check the connection.

(See page 17.)

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.

The projection lens is not correctly focused.

Correctly connect the cables to the appropriate terminals.

(See page 17.)

The projector and the screen are not aligned properly.

The batteries are out of power.

Adjust the focus of the lens using the focus ring.

(See page 21.)

Adjust the projection angle and direction as well as the height of this projector if necessary.

(See page 25.)

Replace both of the batteries with new ones.

(See page 7.)

There is an obstacle between the remote control and the projector.

You are too far away from the projector.

The 3D glasses are out of battery.

The settings in the 3D menu are not set correctly.

Your Blu-ray Disc is not in 3D format.

Remove the obstacle.

(See page 7.)

Stand within 8 meters (26.2 feet) of the projector.

(See page 7.)

Recharge the 3D glasses.

Correctly set the settings in the 3D menu.

(See page 37.)

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

Electrical

Compatibility

Single-chip DLP

TM

system

0.65" DLP (1920 x 1080)

F = 2.48 to 2.81, f = 24.1 to 36.15 mm

28" to 300"

300W

PC: 640 x 480 to 1920 x 1200

Video: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, YPbPr (480i/480p/576i/576p),

HDTV (720p/1080i/1080p)

Typ. = 70% NTSC (Target Color Gamut = HDTV Rec. 709)

Color Space

Terminals

Input

Analog RGB: D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 1

HDMI (V. 1.4) x 2

Output

Control

Component Video (Y/C

B

/C

R

, Y/P

B

/P

R

) x 1

Component Video (Y/C

B

/C

R

, Y/P

B

/P

R

) x 1 (shared with RGB input)

Composite Video x 1

S-Video x 1

12VDC (Max. 0.5 A)

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

Storage temperature

Storage humidity

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

1500-3000 m at 23°C-30°C (with High Altitude Mode on)

-20°C- 60°C/-4°F to 140°F

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Dimensions

428 mm x 317 mm x 145 mm (W x D x H)

317

Ceiling mount installation

Ceiling mount screws:

M6 x 8 (Max. L = 8 mm)

104 175

240

145

428

106 88

128

Unit: mm

211.7

424.4

151.2

324.1

173

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Timing chart

Supported timing for PC input

Resolution Mode

640 x 480*

720 x 400*

800 x 600*

1024 x 768*

1152 x 864*

1024 x 576*

1024 x 600*

1280 x 768*

1280 x 800*

1280 x 1024*

1280 x 960*

1360 x 768*

1440 x 900*

VGA_60

VGA_72

VGA_75

VGA_85

720x400_70

SVGA_60

SVGA_72

SVGA_75

SVGA_85

XGA_60

XGA_70

XGA_75

XGA_85

1152 x 864_75

BenQ Notebook

Timing

BenQ Notebook

Timing

1280 x 768_60

(Reduce Blanking)

1280 x 768_60

WXGA_60

WXGA_75

WXGA_85

SXGA_60

SXGA_75

SXGA_85

1280 x 960_60

1280 x 960_85

1360 x 768_60

WXGA+_60

Refresh rate

(Hz)

H. Frequency

(KHz)

Clock (MHz)

59.940 31.469 25.175

72.809 37.861 31.500

75.000 37.500 31.500

85.008 43.269 36.000

70.087

31.469

28.3221

60.317 37.879 40.000

72.188 48.077 50.000

75.000 46.875 49.500

85.061 53.674 56.250

60.004 48.363 65.000

70.069 56.476 75.000

75.029 60.023 78.750

84.997 68.667 94.500

75.00

67.500

108.000

60.00

35.820

46.996

64.995

41.467

51.419

60 47.396

68.25

59.870

59.810

74.934

84.880

47.776

49.702

62.795

71.554

79.5

83.500

106.500

122.500

60.020 63.981 108.000

75.025

79.976

135.000

85.024

60.000

91.146

60.000

157.500

108

85.002

60.015

59.887

85.938

47.712

55.935

148.500

85.500

106.500

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1400 x 1050*

1600 x 1200*

1680 x 1050*

SXGA+_60

UXGA

1680 x 1050_60

(Reduce Blanking)

59.978

60.000

59.883

65.317

75.000

121.750

162.000

64.674 119.000

640 x 480

@67Hz*

832 x 624

@75Hz*

1024 x 768

@75Hz

1152 x 870

@75Hz*

MAC13

MAC16

MAC19

MAC21

66.667

74.546

74.93

75.06

35.000

49.722

60.241

68.68

1920 x 1080*

1920x1080_60

(CEA-861)

59.939/60 67.432/67.5

*Supported timing for non-3D and 3D signal with 2D 3D Conversion format.

30.240

57.280

80.000

100.00

148.35/148.5

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Supported timing for HDMI (HDCP) input

Resolution

640 x 480

720 x 400

800 x 600

1024 x 768

1152 x 864

1024 x 576

1024 x 600

1280 x 720

1280 x 768

1280 x 800

1280 x 1024

Mode

VGA_60*

VGA_72*

VGA_75*

VGA_85*

720x400_70*

SVGA_60*

SVGA_72*

SVGA_75*

SVGA_85*

XGA_60*

XGA_70*

XGA_75*

XGA_85*

XGA_120**

(Reduce Blanking)

1152 x 864_75*

BenQ Notebook

Timing*

BenQ Notebook

Timing*

1280 x 720_60*

1280x720_120**

1280 x 768_60*

WXGA_60*

WXGA_75*

WXGA_85*

WXGA_120**

(Reduce Blanking)

SXGA_60*

SXGA_75*

SXGA_85*

Refresh rate

(Hz)

H. Frequency

(KHz)

Clock (MHz)

59.940 31.469 25.175

72.809 37.861 31.500

75.000 37.500 31.500

85.008 43.269 36.000

70.087

31.469

28.3221

60.317 37.879 40.000

72.188 48.077 50.000

75.000 46.875 49.500

85.061 53.674 56.250

60.004 48.363 65.000

70.069 56.476 75.000

75.029 60.023 78.750

84.997 68.667 94.500

119.989

97.551

115.500

75.00

60.00

67.500

35.820

108.000

46.996

64.995

60

120

59.870

59.810

74.934

84.880

119.909

41.467

45.000

90.000

47.776

49.702

62.795

71.554

101.563

51.419

74.250

148.500

79.5

83.500

106.500

122.500

146.25

60.020 63.981 108.000

75.025

79.976

135.000

85.024

91.146

157.500

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1280 x 960

1360 x 768

1440 x 900

1400 x1050

1600 x1200

1280 x 960_60*

1280 x 960_85*

1360 x 768_60*

WXGA+_60*

SXGA+_60*

UXGA*

60.000

85.002

60.015

59.887

59.978

60.000

60.000

85.938

47.712

55.935

65.317

75.000

108

148.500

85.500

106.500

121.750

162.000

640 x 480

@67Hz

832 x 624

@75Hz

1024 x 768

@75Hz

1152 x 870

@75Hz

MAC13*

MAC16*

MAC19*

MAC21*

66.667

74.546

74.93

75.06

35.000

49.722

60.241

68.68

30.240

57.280

80.000

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.

• **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.

Timing

480i*

480p*

576i*

576p*

720/50p***

720/60p***

1080/24P***

1080/25P*

1080/30P*

1080/50i**

1080/60i**

1080/50P*

1080/60P*

Resolution

720(1440) x 480

720 x 480

720(1440) x 576

720 x 576

1280 x 720

1280 x 720

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

H. Freq. (KHz)

15.73

31.47

15.63

31.25

37.5

45.00

27

28.13

33.75

28.13

33.75

56.25

67.5

V Freq. (Hz)

50

60

24

25

59.94

59.94

50

50

30

50

60

50

60

Dot Clock Freq.

(MHz)

74.25

74.25

74.25

74.25

27

27

27

27

74.25

74.25

74.25

148.5

148.5

Remark

HDMI only

HDMI only

HDMI/DVI

HDMI/DVI

HDMI/DVI

HDMI/DVI

HDMI/DVI

HDMI/DVI

HDMI/DVI

HDMI/DVI

HDMI/DVI

HDMI/DVI

HDMI/DVI

• *Supported timing for non-3D and 3D signal with 2D 3D Conversion format.

• **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

480p

576i

576p

720/50p

720/60p

1080/50i

1080/60i

1080/24P

1080/25P

1080/30P

1080/50P

1080/60P

720 x 480*

720 x 480*

720 x 576*

720 x 576*

1280 x 720*

1280 x 720*

1920 x 1080*

1920 x 1080*

1920 x 1080*

1920 x 1080*

1920 x 1080*

1920 x 1080*

1920 x 1080*

15.73

31.47

15.63

31.25

37.5

45.00

28.13

33.75

27

28.13

33.75

56.25

67.5

50

60

50

60

59.94

59.94

50

50

24

25

30

50

60

13.5

27

13.5

27

74.25

74.25

74.25

74.25

74.25

74.25

74.25

148.5

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)

NTSC*

PAL*

SECAM*

PAL-M*

PAL-N*

PAL-60*

NTSC4.43*

15.73

15.63

15.63

15.73

15.63

15.73

15.73

*Supported timing for non-3D and 3D signal with 2D 3D Conversion format.

50

60

60

60

50

50

60

Sub-carrier Freq.

(MHz)

3.58

4.43

4.25 or 4.41

3.58

3.58

4.43

4.43

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Warranty and Copyright information

Warranty

BenQ warrants this product against any defects in material and workmanship, under normal usage and storage.

Proof of purchase date will be required with any warranty claim. In the event this product is found to be defective within the warranty period, BenQ’s only obligation and your exclusive remedy shall be replacement of any defective parts (labor included). To obtain warranty service, immediately notify the dealer from which you purchased the product of any defects.

Important: The above warranty shall be void if the customer fails to operate the product in accordance with BenQ’s written instructions, especially the ambient humidity must be in-between 10% and 90%, temperature in-between 0°C and 35°C, altitude lower than 3000 meters, and avoiding to operate the projector in a dusty environment. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from country to country.

For other information, please visit www.BenQ.com.

Copyright

Copyright © 2013 by BenQ Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of BenQ Corporation.

All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Disclaimer

BenQ Corporation makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Further, BenQ Corporation reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the contents hereof without obligation of BenQ Corporation to notify any person of such revision or changes.

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