Epson PowerLite 715c User`s guide

Epson PowerLite 715c User`s guide
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EPSON PowerLite 505c/715c Multimedia Projector
EPSON
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PowerLite 505c/715c
User’s Guide
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EPSON PowerLite 505c/715c
Multimedia Projector
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User’s Guide
CPD-11736
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EPSON PowerLite 505c/715c
Multimedia Projector
speaker
Stop action
lens ring
Power
Freeze
memory card light
Turn off picture
and sound
Zoom in or out
3
1
2
Mouse pointer and
left mouse button
Enter
foot release lever
Turn remote control on/off
5
Add highlighting
effects on
screen
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
4
remote control
receiver
Turn projector on/off
A/V Mute
Illuminate buttons
on remote control
Right mouse button
Esc
memory card slot
foot
foot release lever
focus ring
Power
Power
Freeze
foot
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
2
1
5
Enter
Enter
buttons
Esc
Esc
Menu
Help
Comp
EasyMP
S-Video
Video
Auto
Resize
Display projector menu
Select computer source
power inlet
Select S-video source
warning lights
computer port
Optimize computer image
PS/2 mouse port
P in P
A/V jacks
Kensington lock port
audio jacks
S-video connector
USB port
Display picture
in picture
Display help menu
Display EasyMP
main screen
Select video
source
Reset display
size
- Volume +
Adjust volume
EPSON PowerLite 505c/715c
Multimedia Projector
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User’s Guide
Important Safety Information
WARNING: Never look into the projector lens when the lamp is turned on; the bright light can damage your eyes.
Never let children look into the lens when it is on. Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and
filter covers. Dangerous electrical voltages inside the projector can severely injure you. Except as specifically
explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
WARNING: The projector and its accessories come packaged in plastic bags. Keep plastic bags away from small
children to avoid any risk of suffocation.
Caution: When you replace the lamp, never touch the new lamp with your bare hands; the invisible residue left by
the oil on your hands may shorten the lamp life. Use a cloth or glove to handle the new lamp.
Copyright Notice
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in
any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior
written permission of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for
use with this EPSON product. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other
products.
Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third
parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse,
or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the
U.S.) failure to strictly comply with SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION’s operating and maintenance instructions.
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION shall not be liable for any damages or problems arising from the use of any
options or any consumable products other than those designated as Original EPSON Products or EPSON
Approved Products by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
EPSON is a registered trademark of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
EPSON Extra Care is a service mark; EPSON Store, EasyMP, and SizeWise are trademarks; and PrivateLine,
Presenters Club, and PowerLite are registered trademarks of Epson America, Inc.
General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of
their respective owners. EPSON disclaims any and all rights in those marks.
CPD-11736
Copyright © 2001 by Epson America, Inc.
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Contents
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting the Most from Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Your Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading This Manual Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting More Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Registration and Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpacking the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Setting Up the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Positioning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a Laptop Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Computer Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Cable for Remote Mouse Control . . .
Amplifying Computer Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to Video Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the RCA AV Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting S-Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting Component Video Cables . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Turning On Your Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Turning On the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
What To Do If You See a Blank Screen . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Focusing and Zooming Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Adjusting the Height of Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Adjusting the Image Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Shutting Down the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Creating Presentations for Your Projector . . . 39
Turning On and Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Installing Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Turning On the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Controlling the Picture and Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Switching Between Picture Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Turning Off the Picture and Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Stopping Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Zooming Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Resizing the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Displaying Picture-in-Picture Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Highlighting Your Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Using the Pointer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Using Box Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Spotlighting Your Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Using Horizontal and Vertical Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Using the Remote Control as a Wireless Mouse . . . . . . . . . 38
Accessing the Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Moving the Memory Card from the Projector
to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Accessing the Memory Card Through a USB Cable . . . 42
Installing EasyMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Creating a Scenario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Scenario by Drag and Drop . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a New Scenario File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Building a Scenario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Computer Access or Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring Your Presentation to the Projector . . . . . . . . .
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Presenting Without a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Presenting Your Scenario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying Each Slide Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing Your Scenario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rearranging and Hiding Slides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Continuous Play Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Previewing Slides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Display Timing and Other Settings . . . . . . .
Capturing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving Images on the Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Previewing Captured Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Fine-tuning the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Using the Projector’s Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Menu Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repositioning the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting Image Appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizing the Highlighting Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Your Own Startup Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capturing the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up When the Image Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizing Projector Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Advanced Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Lamp Usage and Other Information . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring the Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Maintaining and Transporting
the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Cleaning the Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Cleaning the Projector Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Replacing the Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Transporting the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
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Solving Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Using On-Screen Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
What To Do When the Lights Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Solving Problems with the Image or Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Solving Problems with the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Solving EasyMP Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
EasyMP Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Telephone Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Appendix A: Connecting to Additional
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Installing the Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Connecting to an External Audio System . . . . . . . . . . 106
Connecting to a PC Desktop Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Connecting the Computer Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Connecting the Mouse Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Connecting the Audio Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Connecting to a Desktop Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Connecting the Computer Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Connecting the Mouse Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Connecting the Audio Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Connecting to a High-End Workstation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
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Appendix B: Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Control Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FCC Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix C: Technical Specifications . . . . . . 121
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Projection Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mouse Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compatible Video Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer Video Port Pin Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index
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Welcome
The EPSON
® PowerLite®
505c/715c are super-portable projectors
that offer up to 1200 ANSI lumens of brightness. From boardrooms
to auditoriums, your full-color presentations and videos will be bright
and visible even in ordinary room lighting.
The new EPSON EasyMP™ feature lets you show a presentation
without attaching a computer to the projector. Simply drag and drop
your file and download it to the projector’s memory card. You can
rearrange your slides, display images captured from videos, or have
your presentation play automatically.
Images are displayed at a resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels (PowerLite
715c) or 800 × 600 pixels (PowerLite 505c). Three 0.9-inch LCDs
provide a 400:1 contrast ratio for incredibly vivid images and clear
text. Support for component video and S-video contribute to
theater-quality performance.
With EPSON’s patented SizeWise™ chip, the projector supports
computer displays ranging from VGA through UXGA (through
SXGA on the PowerLite 505c).
You can connect the projector to a wide range of computers, including
IBM® compatible PCs and laptops, Apple® Macintosh,® Power
Macintosh™ series (including G3 and G4 systems), PowerBook®
computers, many iMac™ and iBook™ series systems, and high-end
workstations such as the Sun® SPARCstation.™
You can use any of the following video sources: VCR, DVD player,
camcorder, digital camera, or laser disc player, supporting HDTV,
NTSC, PAL, or SECAM video.
Welcome 1
Getting the Most from Your Projector
Depending on your presentation, you can take advantage of any or all
of these options:
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Projecting without a computer
With the EMP SlideMaker software on your computer, you can
create presentations called “scenarios” from your PowerPoint®
slides and add a variety of special effects. Then you can run your
presentation with the remote control. See Chapters 4 and 5 for
instructions.
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Connecting to a laptop or other computer
If you want to connect to a PC laptop or Macintosh PowerBook,
see page 12. To connect to a desktop computer or workstation,
see Appendix A.
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Connecting to video sources
You can connect a DVD player, VCR, camcorder, laser disc
player, digital camera, or any other video source to your projector.
You can connect both computer and video sources at the same
time and easily switch between them. See page 15 for instructions.
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Using the remote control
The remote control lets you switch from computer to video or
EasyMP source, with access to picture-in-picture, pointer, zoom,
and many other projector features. For details, see Chapter 3.
By connecting an additional cable, you can also use the remote
control as a wireless mouse. This lets you click through
computer-based presentations (such as PowerPoint) from up to
30 feet away. For more information, see page 38.
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Including sound in your presentation
If your presentation includes sound, you can connect an audio
cable to use the projector’s built-in stereo speakers. For details, see
page 14 (for laptops) or Appendix A (for other systems).
You can also connect external speakers or a public address system
to the projector’s Audio Out port; see page 106.
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Welcome
Using Your Documentation
To connect the projector to your laptop and get your presentation
running fast, see the Quick Setup sheet that came in your Owner’s Kit.
This book contains all the information you need to set up and use
your projector. Please follow these guidelines as you read through it:
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Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
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Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
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Notes contain important information about your projector.
Reading This Manual Online
Your PowerLite 505c/715c CD-ROM includes an electronic copy of
this manual. You may find it convenient to copy it onto your laptop’s
hard drive so it’s always with you—for example, when taking your
presentation on the road.
To view your electronic manual, you need to use Adobe® Acrobat®
Reader. Just insert the PowerLite CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive,
select the Install/View User’s Guide button and click Install User’s
Guide or View User’s Guide.
note
If you do not have Acrobat
Reader, you can install it
from the CD-ROM.
When you open the manual, you see this toolbar:
show navigation
pane
first page
previous page
last page
next page
You have several ways to navigate through the manual:
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Click in the table of contents on the left side of the screen to move
quickly to the topic of your choice.
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Use the arrow buttons in the toolbar or on the vertical scroll bar
on the right side of the screen to move through the manual.
Welcome 3
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If you hold your mouse pointer over text and the hand changes to
an index finger, you can click to jump to a related topic.
For more information, see your Acrobat Reader online guide.
Getting More Information
Need tips on giving presentations? Quick steps for setting up your
projector? Here’s where you can look for help:
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www.presentersonline.com
Includes a library of articles covering presentation tips, tricks, and
technology. The site provides templates, clip art and sound clips,
as well as Presenters Services to use on the road. Even more
resources and services are available if you register to join the
Presenters Club®—and it’s free.
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Owner’s Kit envelope
Includes your Quick Setup sheet, warranty brochures, CD-ROMs,
and EPSON PrivateLine® Support card. Store this User’s Guide in
the envelope and keep the envelope with your projector at all
times.
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Quick Setup sheet
Gives you all the instructions you need to get your projector set
up and connected to a laptop or PowerBook computer.
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Built-in help system
Provides assistance for common problems. Available from the
Help button on the projector or the remote control. See page 90
for details.
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support.epson.com
Download FAQs and e-mail your questions to EPSON support.
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note
You don’t need to install any
software to use your projector
with a computer. However,
you need to install EasyMP if
you want to present without
a computer.
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Welcome
CD-ROMs
Your projector comes with two CD-ROMs. The PowerLite
505c/715c CD-ROM lets you register electronically and includes
the electronic copy of this book as well as a link to Presenters
Online. On the EasyMP CD-ROM, you’ll find the software that
you need to install on your computer to use the EasyMP features.
If you still need help after checking this User’s Guide and the sources
listed above, you can use the EPSON PrivateLine Support service to
get help fast. Call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on the card in
your Owner’s Kit. Or take advantage of EPSON’s automated support
services 24 hours a day. See page 103 for more information.
Registration and Warranty
Your projector comes with a basic carry-in warranty and an
international warranty that let you project with confidence anywhere
in the world. For details, see the warranty brochures included in your
Owner’s Kit.
In addition, for customers who register their projectors, EPSON offers
free Extra CareSM Road Service. In the unlikely event of an equipment
failure, you won’t have to wait for your unit to be repaired. Instead,
EPSON will ship you a replacement unit anywhere in the United
States or Canada via overnight delivery. See the brochure in your
Owner’s Kit for details.
To register, simply insert the PowerLite 505c/715c CD-ROM that
came with your projector and select Register Online. Registering also
lets you receive special updates on new accessories, products, and
services. You can register through the Internet, by e-mail or
800-number modem connection, or by printing out the form to fax or
mail.
Welcome 5
Unpacking the Projector
After unpacking the projector, make sure you have all the parts shown
below:
EPSON PowerLite 505c/715c CD-ROM
(not needed to use your projector)
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
5
1
2
Enter
Esc
projector
EasyMP CD-ROM
(for computer-free
presentations)
batteries
remote control
power cord
computer cable
memory card set
(in the projector)
dummy card and case
PS/2 MOUSE
RCA AV cable
USB mouse cable
PS/2® mouse cable
Save all packaging in case you need to ship the projector. Always use
the original packaging (or the equivalent) when you need to send the
projector to another location.
If you are moving the projector by hand, use a carrying case (such as
the optional cases available from EPSON). See page 8 for more
information about cases.
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Welcome
Additional Components
Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you may need
additional components:
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To transfer presentations directly to the memory card in the
projector, you need a standard USB cable.
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To receive an S-Video signal, you need an S-Video cable. (One is
usually provided with your video device.)
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To receive a component video signal from a VCR or other video
device, you need a D-sub 15-pin to 3BNC component video
cable (available from EPSON).
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To amplify your computer’s audio through the projector’s sound
system, you need a computer audio cable (male-to-male 3.5-mm
stereo miniplug cable). See your computer or electronics dealer to
obtain this cable.
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Some older PowerBooks and Macintosh desktop models may
need the Macintosh adapter set shown on page 111 (available
from EPSON; see page 8). Older iMac systems may need a special
adapter to provide a VGA output port; see your computer dealer.
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Some systems may need an additional cable to use the remote
control as a wireless mouse. If your Macintosh doesn’t have a USB
port, you’ll need a Macintosh mouse cable. See your projector
dealer to obtain the correct cable.
Welcome 7
Optional Accessories
To enhance your use of the projector, EPSON provides the following
optional accessories:
Product
Product
number
Replacement lamp and air filter
ELPLP14
Soft carrying cases:
Samsonite® wheeled soft case
Slimline soft shoulder bag
Notebook/projector soft shoulder bag
ATA molded hard shell case
ELPKS35
ELPKS31
ELPKS32
ELPKS30
Ceiling mount
ELPMB34
Suspension adapter for ceiling mount (1-inch pipe)
ELPMBAPS
Suspension adapter for ceiling mount (1.5-inch pipe)
ELPMBAST
Kensington MicroSaver® security lock
ELPSL01
Portable projection screens:
50-inch screen
60-inch Insta-Theatre screen
80-inch Insta-Theatre screen
ELPSC06
ELPSC07
ELPSC08
Wireless microphone and two satellite speakers
ELPCVS1
Presentation audio system
ELPPAS1
Macintosh adapter set (includes monitor adapter
and desktop adapter)
ELPAP01
VGA to 13W3 video cable (for connecting to certain
high-end workstations)
ELPKC06
Component video cable (D-sub 15-pin to 3BNC)
ELPKC19
You can purchase these accessories from your dealer or by
calling EPSON at (800) 873-7766; or visit the EPSON Store™
at www.epson.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
8
Welcome
1
Setting Up the Projector
This chapter tells you how to set up the projector and connect it to a
laptop computer or video source. If you need to connect the projector
to a desktop or workstation computer, see Appendix A.
Using the EasyMP feature, you can give a presentation directly from
the projector, without connecting a computer. See Chapters 2 and 3
for information on using the computer and remote control. Then turn
to Chapters 4 and 5 to learn how to use EasyMP.
You’ll find instructions for the following in this chapter:
■
Positioning the projector
■
Connecting to a laptop computer
■
Connecting to video sources
Setting Up the Projector 9
Positioning the Projector
Before connecting the projector, you need to decide where to place it.
The location you choose depends on the size of the room and what
you are projecting.
■
Place the projector on a sturdy, level surface, between
3.6 and 45.5 feet from the screen.
■
Make sure there is plenty of space for ventilation around and
under the projector.
■
Make sure the projector is within 6 feet of a grounded electrical
outlet or extension cord. If you’re using a computer and/or video
source, locate them within 5 feet of your projector.
■
Place the projector directly in front of the center of the screen,
facing it toward the screen squarely. Otherwise, your image will
not be square.
caution
Don’t hold or lift the
projector by the lens, or
you may damage it.
note
It’s easier to position the
projector when the screen is
directly in front of the room.
If the screen is placed
diagonally in a corner, it’s
much more difficult to aim
the projector correctly at the
screen and get a square
image.
Most presenters find it convenient to place the projector in front of
the audience, leaving as much space as possible between the projector
and the screen to get a good-sized image. This lets the presenter stand
in the front of the room, face the audience, and remain close enough
to the equipment to be able to control it.
Use the figure below as a guideline to help you determine how far
from the screen to place the projector. Image size generally increases
with distance, but may vary depending on how you position the lens
ring and whether you have adjusted the image size with other settings.
38 to 45 feet
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Setting Up the Projector
7 to 9 ft
3.6 to 4.3 ft
distance from screen
If you place the projector below the level of the screen, you’ll have to
tilt it up by extending the feet as shown. Tilting the projector upward
causes the image to lose its square shape, but you can correct the
distortion by pressing the Keystone button as described in the next
chapter.
ideal
height
If you place the projector level with the bottom of the screen, the
image will be square and you won’t have to adjust it. If you place the
projector higher than the bottom of the screen, the image will still be
square, but you won’t be able to fill the whole screen with the image.
If you’re using the EasyMP system to give your presentation directly
from the projector, you don’t need to read the rest of this chapter.
Once you have the projector positioned, you can plug it in and adjust
the image, as described in Chapter 2.
■
If a presentation is already saved on the memory card in your
projector, you can run it as described in Chapter 5.
■
If you need instructions for creating presentations that you can
deliver without a computer, see Chapter 4.
note
After positioning the
projector, you may want to
connect a Kensington
MicroSaver anti-theft device
to the lock port on the
projector’s left side. You can
purchase this from EPSON;
see page 8.
Setting Up the Projector 11
Connecting to a Laptop Computer
note
To connect to desktops and
other computer systems, see
Appendix A. If you have an
iBook with an RCA videoout port, follow the
instructions for connecting to
a video device on page 16.
You can connect the PowerLite projector to any computer that has a
standard video output (monitor) port, including PC notebook and
laptop computers, Macintosh PowerBooks, and hand-held devices.
Connecting the Computer Cable
Before you start, make sure your computer and the projector are
turned off.
1. Connect one end of the computer cable to the projector’s
Computer port.
note
Laptop configurations vary.
See your computer manual for
the location of the ports
needed to connect your
projector.
2. Connect the other end of the computer cable to your laptop’s
video-out or monitor port.
If you’re using a PowerBook and you can’t connect the cable, you
may need to use the Macintosh desktop adapter as shown on
page 111 (available from EPSON; see page 8).
3. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
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Setting Up the Projector
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 20 for instructions.
Connecting the Cable for Remote Mouse
Control
note
Using the remote control as a wireless mouse lets you click through
slideshow-style presentations, such as PowerPoint, from up to 30 feet
away (for details, see page 38). This gives you more flexibility in
delivering your presentation, since you won’t need to stand near your
computer.
If you’re using a PowerBook
that has a round mouse port,
you’ll need a Macintosh
mouse cable. See your
projector dealer to obtain the
correct cable.
You’ll use different cables and different ports on the projector,
depending on whether your laptop has a round mouse port or a flat
USB mouse port.
Mouse/Com
Mouse/Com port
PS/2 mouse cable
USB port
USB mouse cable
1. Locate the cable you need, depending on whether your laptop has
a round PS/2 mouse port or a flat USB port.
2. Connect one end of the appropriate mouse cable to the projector’s
Mouse/Com port, as shown.
connecting PS/2 mouse cable
connecting USB mouse cable
3. Connect the other end of the cable to the external mouse port or
USB port on your laptop.
Setting Up the Projector 13
4. If necessary, configure your laptop to work with an external
mouse.
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 20 for instructions.
Amplifying Computer Audio
Your laptop probably has its own sound system; however, it may not
be adequate for your presentation. If you need more volume or better
sound quality, you can connect a computer audio cable to take
advantage of the projector’s built-in amplifier and speaker. You can
obtain a computer audio cable (3.5-mm stereo miniplug cable) from a
computer or electronics dealer.
1. Connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio In jack on the
projector.
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to your laptop’s
headphone jack or
audio-out jack. (Jack locations vary; see
your computer manual if you’re not sure of which jack to use.)
If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in
your projector and turn it on. See page 20 for instructions.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting to Video Sources
You can connect a DVD player, VCR, camcorder, laser disc player,
digital camera, or any other compatible video source to your projector.
The projector supports HDTV, NTSC, PAL, and SECAM, and
automatically detects the video format.
The projector can receive composite video, S-Video, and component
video. You can connect the projector to one or two of these video
sources at the same time; however, you can only use audio from one
source at a time.
The type of cable you use depends on whether you have composite
video, S-Video, or component video.
■
For composite video, use the RCA AV cable included with the
projector.
■
For component video, you will need the optional EPSON
component video cable (D-sub 15-pin to 3BNC, ELPKC19).
■
For S-Video, use the S-Video cable supplied with your video
device or obtain one from your electronics dealer.
note
The projector does not
support TV antenna cable
F connectors.
See the following illustration if you’re unsure of which type of
connectors you have.
composite video
RCA connector
component video
BNC connector
S-Video
4-pin, mini-DIN
2
1
4
3
If more than one type of connector is available, S-video and
component video provide higher quality than composite video.
Follow the instructions below for your type of connection.
Setting Up the Projector 15
Connecting the RCA AV Cable
Before starting, make sure the projector and your DVD player or
other video source are turned off.
1. Connect the yellow plug on one end of the AV cable to the
projector’s yellow Video jack.
2. Connect the other end of the cable to the video-out jack on your
video source.
RCA AV cable
Video jack
3. Connect the AV cable to the left and right Audio jacks on the
projector (insert the white plug into the L port and the red plug
into the R port).
4. Connect the plugs at the other end of the cable to the audio
output jacks on your video source.
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Setting Up the Projector
Connecting S-Video
If your video source has an S-Video jack, you can use it to project a
higher quality video image. However, you’ll need an S-Video cable,
which may be included with your video source, or may be purchased.
Before starting, make sure the projector and your DVD player or
other video source are turned off.
1. Insert one end of an S-Video cable into the projector’s S-Video
connector.
2. Insert the other end into the S-Video output port of your video
source.
S-Video cable
3. Connect the RCA AV cable to the left and right Audio jacks on
the projector. (Match the red and white plugs to the red and
white jacks; you won’t need to use the yellow plug.)
4. Connect the plugs at the other end of the cable to the audio
output jacks on your video source.
Setting Up the Projector 17
Connecting Component Video Cables
If your video source has component video connectors, you can use
them to project a higher quality video image. However, you’ll need a
component video cable (D-sub 15-pin to 3BNC), which can be
purchased from EPSON (ELPKC19).
Before starting, make sure the projector and your DVD player or
other video device are turned off.
1. Connect the large end of the component video cable to the
projector’s Computer/Component Video port.
2. Insert the three ends of the component video cable into the R, G,
and B ports on your video source.
component
video cable
3. Connect the RCA AV cable to the left and right Audio jacks on
the projector. (Match the red and white plugs to the red and
white jacks; you won’t need to use the yellow plug.)
4. Connect the plugs at the other end of the AV cable to the audio
output jacks on your video source.
5. After you turn on the projector, use the Video menu to set the
Input Signal to YCbCr or YPbPr. See page 74 for more
information.
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Setting Up the Projector
2
Using the Projector
Once you’ve set up the projector, you’re ready to turn it on, adjust
the image, and give your presentation. You can use the built-in
EasyMP system to project without connecting to other equipment, as
described in Chapter 5. Or, you can connect the projector to a
computer or video source, as described in Chapter 1 and Appendix A.
Although you can operate the projector without it, the remote control
lets you use additional features. See Chapter 3 for instructions on
using the remote. This chapter covers the following:
■
Turning on the projector and other equipment
■
Adjusting the image
■
Shutting down the projector
Using the Projector 19
Turning On Your Equipment
Make sure your projector (and optional equipment) are set up and
connected correctly, as described in Chapter 1 or Appendix A. Then
turn on your projector, as described below, followed by any
equipment you’ve connected to it. You can turn on your computer
and video equipment in any order, but if you have both a computer
and video source connected, you may have to switch to the desired
source as described on page 23.
Turning On the Projector
Follow these steps to plug in and turn on the projector:
1. Connect one end of the power cord to the projector’s power inlet.
power light
2. Connect the other end to a grounded electrical outlet.
The power light on top of the projector turns orange, indicating
that the projector is receiving power but not yet turned on.
3. Use the tab on the lens ring to rotate the ring and extend the lens.
tab
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Using the Projector
4. Squeeze the lens cap tabs and remove the lens cap.
caution
Squeeze here
Do not use the projector with
the lens cap in place. The
heat generated by the lens can
damage the cap.
5. Press the red Power button on top of the projector.
Power
button
power light
The power light flashes green as the projector warms up, and the
projection lamp comes on in about 30 seconds. The power light
stays green.
You may see the EasyMP main screen or a presentation that has
been saved on the memory card and set to run automatically.
warning
Never look into the lens when
the lamp is on. This can
damage your eyes, and is
especially dangerous for
children.
Using the Projector 21
6. Do one of the following:
■
If you’re presenting without a computer, you may see the
EasyMP main screen. Use the Enter button on the remote
control to select your presentation, then press Enter to start
it. See Chapter 5 for more information.
If a presentation starts automatically, you may need to press
Enter to change slides.
■
If you’re using a computer, turn it on or restart it. In a few
moments, you should see your computer display projected. If
you see an EasyMP screen or presentation instead, press the
Source button on top of the projector to switch to the
computer.
(Windows® only: If you see a message saying that it has found
a plug-and-play monitor, click Cancel.)
■
If you’re projecting a video, press the Source button on top
of the projector to switch to your video source, and press the
Play button on your DVD player or other device.
If a projected image fails to appear, see the next section for help.
Once you see your image, turn to page 24 for instructions on focusing
and making other image adjustments.
When you’re done with your presentation, shut down the projector as
described on page 27. Shutting down the projector correctly prevents
premature lamp failure and possible damage from overheating.
What To Do If You See a Blank Screen
If you see a blank screen or a blue screen with the message No Signal
after turning on your computer or video source, try the following:
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Using the Projector
■
Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described on
page 12 (for laptops) or in Appendix A (for other systems).
■
Make sure the power light is green and not flashing and the lens
cover is off.
■
Try restarting your computer.
■
Press the Source button on top of the projector to select the
correct source. (Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up
after pressing the button.)
If you’re using a PowerBook:
You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen
as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps:
1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then click
Monitors and Sound.
2. Click the Arrange icon.
Click here
Drag one
monitor icon on
top of the other
3. Drag one monitor icon on top of the other.
If this option isn’t available, you may need to select one of the
Simulscan resolution settings:
1. Click the Monitor icon.
Click here
Select a
Simulscan
resolution
2. Select a Simulscan resolution as shown. (Allow a few seconds for
the projector to sync up after making the selection.)
Using the Projector 23
If you’re using a PC laptop:
■
Hold down the Fn key and press the function key that lets you
display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such as
or it may be labelled CRT/LCD. Allow a few seconds for the
projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your laptop’s manual
or online help for details.
On most systems, the
key lets you toggle between the LCD
screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time.
■
Depending on your computer’s video card, you might need to use
the Display utility in the Control Panel to make sure that both the
LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. See your
computer’s documentation or online help for details.
Adjusting the Image
Once you see your image, you’ll need to make certain adjustments:
24
Using the Projector
■
To focus or zoom your image, see page 25.
■
If the image is too high or too low, you can reposition it. See
page 25.
■
If the image isn’t square, see page 26.
■
If the projected image colors are obviously incorrect, you may
need to adjust the Input Signal setting on the Video menu. See
page 74 for more information.
Focusing and Zooming Your Image
Rotate the focus ring to sharpen the image.
lens
ring tab
focus ring
Use the tab to rotate the lens ring and reduce or enlarge the image.
You can also change the image size by moving the projector closer to
or farther away from the screen. You can use the E-Zoom button on
the remote control to zoom in on a portion of the image. See page 33
for instructions.
Adjusting the Height of Your Image
If the image is too low, you can raise it by extending the projector’s feet.
1. Stand behind the projector. Pull up the blue foot release levers
and lift the front of the projector. This unlocks the feet.
caution
Do not hold the
projector by the lens;
this can damage it.
2. Once the image is positioned where you want it, release the levers
to lock the feet in position.
3. To fine-tune the height of the image, rotate the thumb wheels
attached to the projector’s feet.
If the image is no longer square after raising it, see the next section.
Using the Projector 25
Adjusting the Image Shape
If the projected image isn’t square or has a “keystone” shape, do one or
more of the following:
■
If your image looks like
or
, you’ve placed the
projector off to one side of the screen, at an angle. Move it directly
in front of the center of the screen, facing the screen squarely.
■
If your image looks like
or
, press the + or — side of
the Keystone button to correct the shape of the image. After
correction, your image will be slightly smaller.
Keystone button
You can also perform electronic keystone correction using the
projector’s Setting menu. See page 79.
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Using the Projector
Shutting Down the Projector
When you’ve finished using the projector, follow the recommended
procedure to shut it down. This extends the life of the lamp and
protects the projector from possible overheating.
1. If you’re using a computer, shut it down first.
2. To turn off the projector, press the red Power button on the
projector or remote control. You see a confirmation message. (If
you don’t want to turn it off, press any other button.)
Power
button
note
When the projector has not
received any input signals for
30 minutes, it automatically
turns off the projector lamp
and enters “sleep mode.” This
conserves electricity, cools the
projector, and extends the life
of the lamp. If you are done
using the projector, unplug
the power cord. If you want
to start projecting again, press
the Power button.
power light
3. Press the Power button again. The power light flashes orange for
about a minute as the projector cools down. When the projector
has cooled, the orange light stays on and the exhaust fan shuts off.
If you want to turn the projector on again, wait until the orange
light stops flashing. Then press the Power button.
4. Replace the lens cap, retract the lens, and unplug the power cord.
5. If you’re using a VCR or other video source, turn it off after you
turn off the projector.
6. Disconnect all equipment, and store the projector in the bag that
came with it or in a protective case.
caution
To avoid damaging the
projector or lamp, never
unplug the power cord
when the power light is
green or flashing orange.
Using the Projector 27
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Using the Projector
3
Using the Remote Control
The remote control lets you access your projector’s features from
anywhere in the room—up to 30 feet away. You can use it to turn
the projector on and off, zoom in on a portion of your image, and
highlight your presentation.
You can also use the remote control for EasyMP presentations without
a computer. See Chapter 5 for more information about EasyMP.
If you’re using a computer and you’ve connected the mouse cable (as
described in Chapter 1 or Appendix A), you can use the remote
control as a wireless mouse.
This chapter covers the following information:
■
Turning on and using the remote control
■
Controlling the picture and sound
■
Highlighting your presentation
■
Using the remote control as a wireless mouse
Using the Remote Control 29
Turning On and Using the Remote
Control
caution
When replacing batteries,
take the following
precautions:
Don’t mix old and new
batteries.
Before using the remote control, you need to install its batteries and
turn it on as described below.
Installing Batteries
■
Follow these steps to install or replace the batteries:
Replace batteries as soon as
they run out. If the batteries
leak, wipe away battery fluid
with a soft cloth. If fluid gets
on your hands, wash them
immediately.
1. Press the tab to release the
battery compartment cover.
■
tab
Do not expose batteries to
heat or flame.
■
Dispose of used batteries
according to local regulations.
■
Remove batteries if you
won’t be using the projector
for a long period of time.
■
2. Remove the cover and insert
the two AA batteries included
with the projector as shown.
3. Replace the battery
compartment cover.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
on/off
switch
4
5
1
2
3
Enter
Esc
light
button
Turning On the Remote Control
Make sure batteries are installed. Then push up the on/off switch on
the side of the remote control to turn it on.
If you want to make sure the batteries are good, press the round
light button. The other buttons on the remote should light up
temporarily. If they don’t, you need to change the batteries as
described above.
Turn off the remote control before transporting it or storing it in a
projector case. This prevents the batteries from discharging if
something presses against one of the buttons.
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Using the Remote Control
Using the Remote Control
When using the remote control, stand within 30 feet of the projector.
Point the remote control either at the front or back of the projector or
at the screen (the projector’s front sensor can detect signals bounced
off the screen).
■
Press the button for the function you want to use. See the
following pages for instructions.
■
For some functions, you need to use the Enter button like a
mouse to navigate on the screen. Press the edge of the button with
your thumb—or grasp it between your thumb and finger and tilt
it in the direction you want to move.
■
To access additional buttons, pull down the cover below the Esc
button, as shown below:
1
5
Enter
Esc
Menu
Help
Comp
EasyMP
S-Video
Video
Auto
Resize
P in P
- Volume +
Using the Remote Control 31
Controlling the Picture and Sound
You can use the remote control to select your source, adjust the
volume, temporarily turn off the picture and sound, freeze the action,
zoom in on the picture, or display a picture-in-picture video image.
Make sure you have set up your projector and connected any
equipment as described in Chapter 1 or Appendix A.
Switching Between Picture Sources
If you’ve connected your projector to a computer and/or video
sources, you can use the buttons on the remote control to switch
between the different sources.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
■
Press the Comp button to select your computer source.
■
Press the EasyMP button to select EasyMP (for presentations
stored on the memory card).
■
Press the Video button to select a standard composite video
source.
■
Press the S-Video button to select an S-video source.
4
2
1
5
Enter
Esc
Menu
Help
Comp
EasyMP
S-Video
Video
Auto
Resize
P in P
Select
computer
Select
EasyMP
Select video
source
After you select a source, the screen goes dark for a moment before the
image appears.
- Volume +
Adjusting the Volume
Adjust
volume
Select S-video
source
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If you’ve connected an audio source to the projector, you can adjust
the sound that’s output through the projector’s speakers.
■
To increase the volume, press on the right (+) side of the Volume
button.
■
To reduce the volume, press on the left (–) side of the Volume
button.
Using the Remote Control
Turning Off the Picture and Sound
You can use the A/V Mute button on the remote control to turn off
the image and sound and darken your screen. This is useful if you
want to temporarily re-direct your audience’s attention without the
distraction of a bright screen.
■
To turn off the picture, press the A/V Mute button. The screen
goes dark.
■
To turn the image back on, press the button again.
note
You can also have an image,
such as a company logo,
display on the screen
whenever you press the
A/V Mute button. See
page 77 for instructions.
Stopping Action
Stop
action
You can use the remote control to stop the action in your video or
computer image.
■
Press the Freeze button to stop the action and keep the current
image on the screen. The sound will continue.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
Press the Freeze button again to re-start it.
Zoom in
or out
3
2
4
5
1
■
Turn off
picture
Enter
Zooming Your Image
Esc
You can zoom in on a portion of the image using the E-Zoom button
on the remote control.
1. Press the right side of the E-Zoom button to zoom in on your
image.
■
Press the button repeatedly to enlarge it up to four times in
24 steps.
■
Press and hold the button to zoom in to the size you want.
Menu
Help
Comp
EasyMP
S-Video
Video
Auto
Resize
P in P
- Volume +
2. Use the Enter button to pan around the screen if necessary.
3. Press the left side of the E-Zoom button to zoom out. You can
press the button repeatedly, or press and hold to zoom all the way
out. You can also press the Resize button to return to the original
size.
Using the Remote Control 33
Resizing the Image
Some computer images need to be resized to display in the projector’s
native format—1024 × 768 pixels (PowerLite 715c) or 800 × 600
pixels (PowerLite 505c). If only part of your computer image is
displayed, you can correct it with the Resize button.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
2
Press the Resize button on the remote control. The screen image
is automatically compressed.
■
Continue pressing the Resize button to pan around the screen in
the original resolution.
1
5
■
Enter
Esc
Menu
Help
Comp
EasyMP
S-Video
Video
Auto
Resize
P in P
- Volume +
Resize
If you’re projecting from video equipment, pressing the Resize
button switches the aspect ratio between 4:3 and 16:9. If you’ve
zoomed in on your image (using the E-Zoom button on the remote),
you can press the Resize button to return it to the original display
size.
Displaying Picture-in-Picture Video
Display
picture in
picture
You can open a small video window on your computer image, and
view a video at the same time as your computer presentation.
First make sure you have connected your VCR or other video source
using an RCA or S-Video cable as described in Chapter 1. If you’re
using S-Video, you need to select it in the P in P menu option as
described on page 79.
1. Press the P in P button on the remote control. The screen may go
dark for a moment, and then your video image appears in a small
window on the screen. A menu appears in the lower left corner of
the screen, describing how to move and resize the image.
2. Use the Enter button to reposition the video window on the
screen. You can use the E-Zoom button to enlarge or reduce the
video window.
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Using the Remote Control
3. When the window is located and sized the way you want, press
the Enter button. The menu disappears, and your video plays on
the screen.
video window
4. When you’re finished viewing the picture-in-picture, press the
P in P button again. The video window disappears.
Highlighting Your Presentation
You can highlight areas on the screen using the numbered buttons on
the remote control. You can use these “special effects” features to
annotate your presentation slides or call attention to your most
important points. Five highlighting tools are available:
Box (button 2)
■
Spotlight (button 3)
■
Bar (button 4)
■
Erase (button 5)
box
pointer
2
3
5
■
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
1
Pointer or cursor stamp (button 1)
A/V Mute
4
■
Power
Freeze
Enter
spotlight
bar
erase
Esc
You can customize the highlighting tools through the Effect menu.
See page 75 for instructions.
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Using the Pointer
note
You can use the projector’s
Effect menu to select a
different pointer. See page 75.
You can use the pointer tool to place an arrow anywhere on your
screen.
1. To activate the pointer tool, press button 1 on the remote control.
A
green pointer appears in the upper left corner of the screen.
2. Use the Enter button to move the pointer where you want it.
3. To “paste” the pointer on the screen, press down in the center of
the Enter button. You can then continue to work with another
pointer, moving it around the screen or pasting it wherever you
want.
4. To erase the pointers pasted on the screen, press button 5.
5. To cancel the pointer feature, press Esc.
Using Box Highlights
You can draw outline boxes on the screen to highlight areas of your
presentation or video.
note
You can use the projector’s
Effect menu to change the
color and shape of the box.
See page 75.
1. To activate the box tool, press button 2 on the remote control.
A
green square appears in the upper left corner of the screen.
This is the box-drawing tool.
2. Use the Enter button to place the square where you want to begin
drawing the box.
3. Press down in the center of the Enter button. You see a corner
mark on the screen; this defines one corner of the box.
4. Use the Enter button to drag the square to where you want the
opposite corner of the box to be.
5. Press down in the center of the Enter button. You see the box
outlined on the screen.
You can continue placing boxes on the screen by repeating steps 2
through 5.
6. To erase the box(es), press button 5.
7. To cancel the box drawing feature, press Esc.
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Spotlighting Your Image
With the Spotlight tool, you can place a square highlight on part of
the screen image.
1. To activate the spotlight tool, press button 3 on the remote
control. The screen darkens, and a box of light appears on part of
the image.
2. Use the Enter button to move the spotlight where you want it.
3. To remove the spotlight, press Esc.
You can change the size of the Spotlight using the Effect menu; see
page 75.
Using Horizontal and Vertical Highlights
With the bar tool, you can draw bold horizontal lines on the screen to
underline or highlight your presentation points.
1. To activate the bar tool, press button 4 on the remote control. A
horizontal bar appears across the screen.
2. Use the Enter button to move the bar up and down the screen.
note
You can change the color
and width of the bar —and
change it from horizontal to
vertical—using the Effect
menu. See page 75.
3. To cancel the bar drawing feature, press Esc.
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Using the Remote Control as a Wireless
Mouse
When you use the remote control as a wireless mouse, you can control
your computer or click through slideshow-style presentations (such as
PowerPoint) from up to 30 feet away. This gives you more flexibility,
since you won’t need to stand near your computer to change slides, for
example.
With EasyMP, you can use the remote control to play back and edit
presentations on the projector’s memory card. See Chapter 5 for more
information.
To control your computer with the remote, make sure you have
connected the mouse cable between the projector and your computer
as described on page 13 (for laptops) or in Appendix A (for other
systems).
Power
■
To move the mouse pointer on the screen, aim the remote at the
screen and press on the edge of the Enter button with your
thumb—or grasp it between your thumb and finger and tilt it in
the direction you want to move. This button works like the
mouse button on many laptop keyboards.
■
To click (or left-click), press down on the center of the Enter
button. This changes slides in a PowerPoint presentation (in Slide
Show mode) or in an EasyMP scenario.
■
To right-click, press the Esc button.
■
To double-click, press down twice on the Enter button.
■
To click and drag, press down on the Enter button and then tilt it
in the direction you want to drag.
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
5
1
2
Enter
Esc
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To left-click,
press Enter
To right-click,
press Esc
Using the Remote Control
4
Creating Presentations for
Your Projector
The projector’s EasyMP feature lets you give a presentation without a
computer. Once you install the software, you can drag and drop a
PowerPoint file to convert it into a format called a scenario. Then you
can download the scenario to the projector’s memory card and run it
automatically or with the remote control.
Or, you can create a scenario from scratch by combining PowerPoint
slides and images using the EMP SlideMaker software on your
computer. You can start with any combination of existing PowerPoint
slides, JPG image files, or BMP graphics files.
This chapter includes instructions for the following:
■
Accessing the memory card
■
Installing EasyMP
■
Creating a scenario
■
Transferring your presentation to the projector
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Accessing the Memory Card
To access the memory card, you can either transfer it to your
computer or use a USB cable to access the card in the projector. Use
the instructions to do one of the following:
■
Remove the memory card from the projector and insert it in your
computer’s PCMCIA slot or PC card reader.
■
Use a USB cable to connect your computer to the projector and
install the driver. This lets you transfer your presentation directly
to the memory card in the projector. (Available with Windows
98/Me/2000 only.)
Moving the Memory Card from the Projector to
Your Computer
If your laptop or desktop computer has a PCMCIA slot or PC card
reader, you can insert the projector’s memory card in your computer
to transfer your scenario. First you need to remove it from the
projector. Make sure a scenario is not playing and the card is not in
use (the access light is off) before you remove it.
1. Press the button below the card slot.
The button pops out.
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2. Press the button again. The memory card is released, and you can
remove it from the slot in the projector.
caution
Press the button carefully to
avoid breaking it. Make sure
the button is pressed in before
you store the projector in a
carrying case or box.
3. Press the button to insert it in the slot.
4. Insert the card in your computer’s PCMCIA slot or card reader.
See your computer documentation if you need instructions.
Continue with the steps on page 43 to install EasyMP so you can
create a scenario and transfer it to the card.
If you need additional memory cards, you can use any of the following
standard type II memory cards. Most require a PC card adapter:
■
■
■
■
CompactFlash™
Memory Stick™
■
SmartMedia™
Microdrive™
ATA flash (does not require a PC card adapter)
If you need to remove the memory card from the adapter, simply pull
it out as shown:
This side faces the
back of the projector
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Accessing the Memory Card Through a USB
Cable
If your computer has a USB port (and a factory-installed version of
Windows 98/Me/2000), you can transfer your scenario to the
memory card in the projector. This method is especially useful if you
don’t have a PCMCIA slot or PC card reader in your computer.
You’ll need a shielded USB “AB” interface cable, available from any
computer dealer. Before you can transfer your scenario, you need to
install the USB driver from the EasyMP CD-ROM.
note
When your computer and
projector are connected by
USB cable, you may be able
to use the remote control as a
wireless mouse. See page 38
for more information.
1. Connect the square end of the USB cable to the USB port on the
side of the projector. Connect the flat end to your computer’s
USB port.
Mouse/Com
2. Plug in and turn on the projector and the computer. You see the
Add New Hardware window on your screen.
3. Click Cancel. (If you’re using Windows 2000, click Next and
follow the instructions on the screen to install the USB driver.)
4. Insert the EasyMP Software CD-ROM in your drive.
5. Double-click
EasyMP icon.
My Computer, then double-click the
6. Double-click each of these folders to open them:
USB-Driver\Win98\Eng\Disk1
7. Double-click Setup.exe and follow the instructions on the screen
to install the USB driver. When the installation is finished, click
Yes to restart your computer, then click Finish.
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Installing EasyMP
You must install the software to use the EasyMP features. Before you
install EasyMP, make sure the computer you use meets the
requirements listed below:
System Requirements
■
IBM® compatible with at least a Pentium® 166 MHz processor
(Pentium II 300 MHz or higher recommended)
■
Microsoft® Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows
2000 (USB feature not available with Windows 95 or Windows
NT 4.0)
■
At least 32MB of RAM (96MB or more recommended)
■
At least 12MB of free hard disk space
■
VGA (640 × 480) or better display adapter and monitor
Installing the Software
Locate the EasyMP Software CD-ROM that came with your
projector and follow these steps to install the software.
1. Insert the EasyMP Software CD-ROM in your drive. The setup
program starts automatically.
My Computer,
If it doesn’t start automatically, double-click
EasyMP icon, then double-click
double-click the
setup.exe.
2. Select your language and click OK.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to accept the license
agreement and install the software.
4. When you see the Setup Complete message, click Yes to restart
your computer, then click Finish.
Once EasyMP is installed, you see the
your desktop.
EMP SlideMaker icon on
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Creating a Scenario
A scenario is a series of slides and/or images that you can present
without a computer. The easiest way to create a scenario is to drag and
EMP SlideMaker icon on your
drop a PowerPoint file on the
desktop. The file is converted automatically, and you can download it
to the projector.
You can also create a scenario from scratch using the EMP SlideMaker
software to combine PowerPoint slides and images. No matter how
you start, you can enhance your presentation by adding transitions
and other features.
Creating a Scenario by Drag and Drop
The drag and drop method is the easiest way to create a scenario. Use
this method if you have an existing PowerPoint presentation that you
want to transfer to the projector.
1. Locate the PowerPoint file you want to use in My Computer or
the Windows Explorer.
2. Make sure the EMP SlideMaker program is closed. Then drag the
EMP SlideMaker icon.
file icon on top of the
EMP SlideMaker starts, and PowerPoint opens briefly. You see
the window shown at the left as each slide is converted.
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When the conversion is complete, you see your scenario in the
EMP SlideMaker window:
scenario
window
At this point, you can insert additional slides or images, create
transition effects between slides, and add other features to your
presentation. See page 47 for instructions.
3. Click the Save button or choose Save from the File menu.
EMP SlideMaker automatically names your scenario
SCN0001.sic and creates a folder for it within your \Program
Files\EMP SlideMaker folder. However, you can choose Save
As from the File menu and enter a new scenario name and folder
location if you want.
Once your scenario is saved, you can transfer it to the memory
card, either in your computer’s PCMCIA slot or in the projector.
See page 52 for instructions.
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Creating a New Scenario File
Use this method when you want to combine slides from several
PowerPoint presentations and/or include additional images in your
scenario. Make sure the EasyMP software is installed before you start.
EMP SlideMaker
1. To start the software, double-click the
icon on your computer’s desktop. You see the EMP SlideMaker
screen:
Scenario window
Drive
selection box
Folder
window
File
window
Thumbnail window
2. Choose New from the File menu. You see the Scenario Settings
box:
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3. Type a name for your scenario. SlideMaker automatically creates a
folder with the same name.
■
The default location for the scenario file and folder is in the
\Program Files\EMP SlideMaker folder, but you can
choose a new location.
■
The background color (black) appears around images that
don’t fill the entire screen area. You can choose a new color.
4. Click OK when you’re finished with Scenario Setup.
Continue with the instructions in the next section to add slides and
build your scenario.
Building a Scenario
Once a scenario file is created, you can build it by adding existing
slides and images. You can add the following three types of files:
■
PowerPoint slides, version 97 (SR-1 or higher) or 2000
■
JPEG files (file names with .JPG extension)
■
Bitmap files (file names with .BMP or .DIB extension)
Follow these steps to build a scenario:
1. Use the Drive selection box and Folder window to locate files that
you want to include in your scenario.
PowerPoint, JPG, and BMP files appear as icons in the File
window, as shown to the right.
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2. Drag and drop the files you want to use into the Scenario
window.
active cell
(yellow)
3. To include individual PowerPoint slides, click the PowerPoint file
icon. PowerPoint opens briefly in the background, and the
PowerPoint slides appear in the Thumbnail window.
Drag the slides from the Thumbnail window:
BMP cell
(green)
PowerPoint
cell (pink)
JPEG cell
(blue)
Each slide appears in a numbered “cell” in the Scenario window as you
drop it. The cell background color varies according to the type of file
in the cell.
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If you need to rearrange cells, you can drag and drop them as
necessary within the Scenario window.
When you have finished adding slides and images to your scenario,
you can add transitions and other display settings. See the next
sections for instructions.
Setting Up Transitions
EMP SlideMaker lets you set your slides to advance manually or
automatically after a specified period of time. You can also choose
from a wide variety of transition effects between slides or cells.
1. Click the cell you want to set up in the Scenario window.
To select more than one slide, hold down the Ctrl key while you
click. To select all the cells, choose Select All from the Edit
menu. Selected cells turn yellow.
2. Right-click the selected cell or cells. The Cell menu appears:
Cell menu
3. Click Cell Properties. The Cell Settings box appears:
Click to change
slides manually
Click to add
transition effects
Click to change slides automatically
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4. Choose how you want to advance to the next cell.
■
If you want to advance manually, click On mouse click.
■
If you want to advance automatically, set the timing in the
Automatically after box. You can set any length of time
between 1 and 1800 seconds (30 minutes).
5. To add a transition “special effect,” click the Effect box and
choose from the list.
6. When you’re finished setting up the transition for the selected cell
or cells, click OK.
7. Repeat steps 1 through 6 as necessary.
8. Click the Save button or choose Save from the File menu.
If you want to include computer access or video in your scenario,
continue with the steps in the next section. If you’re ready to transfer
your scenario to the projector, see page 52.
Adding Computer Access or Video
Adding computer access or video to your scenario lets you easily
switch sources in the middle of your presentation. You can set up your
scenario to switch manually or automatically and specify the length of
time before switching back to your presentation. For example, you can
have a video play for up to 30 minutes within your scenario.
1. Right-click in the Scenario window where you want to switch
sources (on the cell you want to follow the source switch). You see
the Cell menu, as shown at the left.
2. Choose Insert Source Control. A Control cell appears in your
scenario:
The cell is initially set to PC (computer access). This means that
your scenario will access a computer connected to the projector at
the point where the cell occurs. However, you can change the
source to video, as described in the following step.
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3. Right-click the control cell and choose Cell Properties from the
menu. The Source Control box appears:
4. Select your source:
■
If you want to switch to video rather than a computer source,
click Video.
■
If you plan to use the S-video connection for the DVD or
other source, click S-Video.
5. Choose how you want to advance to the next cell.
■
If you want to advance manually, click On mouse click.
■
If you want to advance automatically, set the timing in the
Automatically after box. You can set any length of time
between 1 and 1800 seconds (30 minutes).
6. When you’re finished setting up the source control cell, click OK.
7. To choose how you want to advance to the source control cell,
right-click the previous cell, and choose Cell Properties from the
menu. Set up the Advance properties as described on page 50.
8. When you’re finished creating your scenario, click the Save
button or choose Save from the File menu.
Once your scenario is saved, follow the instructions in the next section
to transfer it to the memory card.
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Transferring Your Presentation to the
Projector
Once your scenario is saved, you can transfer it to the memory card.
The transfer process converts your scenario from a .SIC file to a .SIT
file. Only .SIT files can be played on the projector.
note
The USB connection is only
available on computers with
a factory-installed version of
Windows 98, Me, or 2000.
It is not available with
Windows 95 or NT 4.0, and
might not work on upgraded
systems.
Before you start, make sure you are set up to access the card—either in
your computer’s PCMCIA slot or card reader, or through a USB
connection to the projector. See page 40 for instructions on accessing
the memory card.
1. From the Scenario Option menu, choose Transfer Scenario.
You see a drive selection window:
Click to select your
memory card drive
2. Choose the drive where your card is located—either in your
computer’s PCMCIA slot or card reader, or in the projector.
3. Click OK. You see a confirmation message.
4. Click OK again. You see a window that displays the progress of
your scenario.
After the scenario has been transferred to the card, you see the
following message about your scenario’s Autorun setting:
The Autorun setting means that the scenario will start playing
whenever the projector is turned on (with the memory card in the
projector).
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5. Do one of the following:
■
If you don’t want the scenario to run automatically, click No.
Skip to step 7 to remove the card and insert it in the
projector.
■
If you want it to run automatically, click Yes. Continue with
the following instructions.
You see the Edit Autorun window:
all scenarios
on the card
all scenarios
set to run
automatically
right arrow
button
left arrow
button
note
If you want to change the
autorun setting for the
built-in demo (or any other
scenario), you can open the
Scenario Option menu and
select Edit Autorun.
All the scenarios on the card appear on the left. Any scenario that
is set to run automatically also appears on the right. You can select
scenarios and use the arrow buttons in the center of the screen to
move them from one side to the other.
■
If you want your new scenario to run automatically, click it in
the Scenario List, then click the right arrow button to move it
to the Autorun Scenario List.
■
To stop the built-in demo (EASYMP.SIT) from running
automatically, click it in the Autorun Scenario List, then click
the left arrow button to move it off the list.
■
Click the Continuous Play box if you want your scenario to
repeat continuously. Clear the ckeckbox if you want it to play
only once.
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6. Do one of the following:
■
If the memory card is inserted in the projector, you can begin
your presentation as described in Chapter 5.
■
If the card is in your computer, remove it and insert it in the
projector to run your presentation.
See your computer’s documentation if you need instructions
on removing the card. If you’re using Windows 2000 or Me,
you first need to click an icon to stop or disconnect the card.
Make sure the button below the memory card slot is pressed
in. Then insert the memory card (and adapter) in the
projector as shown. Make sure the card faces the back of the
projector.
Once your scenario is saved on the card in the projector, follow the
instructions in Chapter 5 to present it.
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5
Presenting Without a
Computer
You can run your presentation from the projector without a
computer. You need to start by converting a PowerPoint file into a
format called a scenario and downloading the scenario to the
projector’s memory card. See Chapter 4 for instructions.
Once the scenario is saved on the memory card in the projector, you
can run it automatically or with the remote control. You can also
rearrange your slides and show images captured from videos or other
sources.
This chapter covers the following:
■
Presenting your scenario
■
Editing your scenario
■
Capturing and playing back images
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Presenting Your Scenario
If your scenario is set to autorun, it will start when the projector’s
lamp comes on after you press the Power button. If you didn’t change
the default settings, each slide will display for 30 seconds. However,
you can also display each slide manually, as described on page 57.
To change the autorun setting or add transitions, you need to edit
your scenario in EMP SlideMaker on your computer. However, you
can change the order or hide slides using EasyMP on the projector, as
described on page 58.
Follow these steps to present your scenario:
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
1. Turn on the projector. See Chapter 2 if you need instructions.
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
2
If your scenario is set to autorun, it will start as soon as the
projector warms up. You can press Enter to display the next
slide immediately, or press Esc to display the previous slide.
■
If your scenario is not set to autorun, you need to start it
manually. Continue with the following steps.
1
5
■
Enter
Esc
Menu
Help
Comp
EasyMP
S-Video
Video
Auto
Resize
EasyMP
button
2. Press the EasyMP button on the remote control. You see the
EasyMP main screen:
P in P
- Volume +
menu
icons
remote
control
guide
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folders
and
scenarios
Two types of icons appear on the screen:
■
EasyMP creates a folder for each scenario on the card.
■
Scenarios always have the .SIT file name extension.
3. Use the Enter button on the remote control to highlight your
scenario file (SCN002.SIT, for example).
4. Press Enter. In a moment, your scenario begins. Each slide will
display for 30 seconds (unless you have set slides to advance on
mouse click).
You can press Enter to display the next slide immediately, or press
Esc to display the previous slide.
5. To exit the scenario at any point, press the EasyMP button on the
remote control. You see a confirmation message.
6. Press Enter to exit. In a moment, you return to the EasyMP main
screen.
Displaying Each Slide Manually
note
Even if your scenario is set to change slides automatically, you can still
change slides manually.
1. Press the EasyMP button on the remote control to display the
EasyMP main screen.
2. Use the Enter button on the remote control to highlight the
folder icon for your scenario.
You can modify your scenario
using EMP SlideMaker on
your computer. However, you
can also make certain types of
changes using EasyMP
without a computer.
3. Press the Esc button on the remote control to highlight the
Execute icon.
4. Press Enter to display the first slide in your scenario.
5. Continue pressing Enter to display each slide in sequence.
Press Esc to display the previous slide.
6. To exit the scenario at any point, press the EasyMP button on the
remote control. You see a confirmation message.
7. Press Enter to exit. In a moment, you return to the EasyMP main
screen.
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Editing Your Scenario
You can modify your scenario using EasyMP on the projector. Some
of the things you can do include:
■
Rearranging slides
■
Hiding individual slides
■
Changing the continuous play setting
■
Previewing individual slides
■
Changing the timing between slides
Rearranging and Hiding Slides
You use the Edit Scenario function to rearrange your presentation or
hide individual slides.
1. Press the EasyMP button on the remote control to display the
EasyMP main screen.
2. Use the Enter button on the remote control to highlight your
scenario file. You see a screen like the following:
selected
scenario
Click to
edit
3. Press the Esc button on the remote control to access the menu
icons on the left side of the screen.
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4. Use the Enter button to highlight
Enter to select it.
Edit Scenario, then press
You see thumbnail images of the slides in your scenario:
indicates
slide to be
moved
■
To move a slide:
Use the Enter button to highlight the slide you want to move.
Then press Enter. A white line (or “I-beam”) appears to the left of
the slide.
Use the Enter button to move the highlight where you want the
slide to appear. Then press Enter. The slide moves to the new
position.
■
To hide a slide:
Use the Enter button to highlight the slide you want to hide.
Then press Esc to access the icons on the left side of the screen.
Use the Enter button to highlight the
Then press Enter to select it.
Display/Hide icon.
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The red non-display icon appears on your slide:
hidden
slide
Select
to hide
a slide
If you change your mind and want to display the slide, repeat the
process to remove the non-display icon.
5. Do one of the following:
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■
To save your changes, press Esc, then use the Enter button to
Return icon. Then press Enter. You return
highlight the
to the EasyMP main screen.
■
If you don’t want to save your changes, press Esc, then use
Cancel icon. Then
the Enter button to highlight the
press Enter. You return to the EasyMP main screen without
saving your changes.
■
To save your changes and play the edited scenario, press Esc,
Execute icon.
then use the Enter button to highlight the
Then press Enter. Your changes are saved and the edited
scenario begins.
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Changing the Continuous Play Setting
You can set a scenario to repeat continuously or to play through only
once.
1. Press the EasyMP button on the remote control to display the
EasyMP main screen.
2. Use the Enter button on the remote control to highlight your
scenario file. You see a screen like the following:
selected
scenario
Click to
set
repeat
3. Press the Esc button on the remote control to access the menu
icons on the left side of the screen.
Options icon, then
4. Use the Enter button to highlight the
press Enter to select it. You see the Continuous Play setting.
5. Use the Enter button to move the selector to Yes (to repeat your
scenario) or No (to play it only once). Then press Enter to select
it.
6. Press the Esc button on the remote control to access the menu
icons on the left side of the screen.
7. Do one of the following:
■
To play your scenario with the new settings, use the Enter
Execute, then press Enter.
button to highlight
■
To return to the EasyMP main screen, use the Enter button
Return, then press Enter.
to highlight
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Previewing Slides
For each folder on the memory card, you can display thumbnails and
preview the slides in the folder.
1. Press the EasyMP button on the remote control to display the
EasyMP main screen.
2. Use the Enter button on the remote control to highlight the
folder for your scenario.
3. Press Esc to access the menu icons on the left side of the screen.
4. To preview all the files, use the Enter button to highlight
Preview, then press Enter to select it. You see thumbnail images
of the slides or other files in the folder:
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5. Press Esc to access the menu icons.
6. Use the Enter button to highlight
display the first slide in the folder.
Execute. Press Enter to
7. Press Enter to change to the next slide. Continue pressing Enter
to display each slide in sequence.
Press Esc if you want to display the previous slide.
8. Press the EasyMP button to end the display. You see a
confirmation message.
9. Press Enter to exit. In a moment, you return to the EasyMP main
screen.
Changing Display Timing and Other Settings
For each folder on the memory card, you can set the display timing for
your slides and change several other display features. In effect, you can
create a new scenario from your slides or other images.
1. Press the EasyMP button on the remote control to display the
EasyMP main screen.
note
You can also change all of
these settings using EMP
SlideMaker on your
computer.
2. Use the Enter button to highlight the folder you want.
3. Press Esc to access the menu icons on the left side of the screen.
Options, then press Enter.
4. Use the Enter button to highlight
You see a display options screen like the following:
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5. Use the Enter button to select the following settings. After you
make your choice for each option, press Enter to enable the
change.
■
Continuous Play
Determine whether to repeat the display of slides or images in
the folder.
■
Screen switching time
Set the display time for each slide or image. Choose Advance
on Mouse Click if you want to change slides manually.
■
Display order
Choose between displaying alphabetically by file name or by
image file date.
■
Select background color
The color you choose is displayed in the background for
images that don’t fill the screen area.
6. When you’re finished changing settings, press Esc to access the
menu icons on the left side of the screen. Your changes are saved.
7. Do one of the following:
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■
To play your slideshow with the new settings, use the Enter
Execute. Press Enter to start
button to highlight
displaying the slides or images.
■
To return to the folder display, use the Enter button to
Return. Press Enter to return to the EasyMP
highlight
main screen.
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Capturing Images
EasyMP lets you capture any image displayed on the projector and
save it on the memory card. You can capture images from video or
computer sources. Once you have captured an image or a series of
images, you can play them back through EasyMP.
Saving Images on the Memory Card
You use the projector’s built-in Capture menu to capture and save
images on the memory card. Start by displaying the image you want—
either from a computer source or a video source such as a VCR or
digital camera.
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control. You see the main
menu.
2. Press down on the Enter button to highlight the Capture menu.
Image Capture
User's Logo Capture
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Return
:Select
Execute
Execute
:Execute
3. Press Enter to highlight Image Capture and press Enter again to
select it. You see the message shown at the right.
Image Capture
Do you save the present image
to the Memory Card?
4. Select Yes and press Enter.
Yes
No
5. When you see the message “Do you use this image?” select Yes
and press Enter.
:Return
:Select
:Execute
Saving the image may take a few moments. Do not use the
projector or other sources (computer, video, speaker, etc.) while
the image is being saved.
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6. When you see the message “This image was saved as
CAP_001.JPG in the Memory Card,” press the Menu button to
exit the projector menus.
Previewing Captured Images
Captured images are saved in the CAPTURE folder on the memory
card. You can view them and play them back through EasyMP the
same as other images on the card.
1. Press the EasyMP button on the remote control to display the
EasyMP main screen.
2. Use the Enter button on the remote control to highlight the
CAPTURE folder.
3. Press Enter to open the folder.
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You see icons for the images in the folder:
4. To preview an image, use the Enter button to highlight it, then
press Enter to display it. To return to the folder display, press
Esc.
5. To return to the EasyMP main screen, use the Enter button to
highlight the
folder icon. Then press Enter.
You can also play back your captured images as a slide show and set
the playback timing and other options. See pages 62 to 64 for
instructions.
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6
Fine-tuning the Projector
You can use the projector’s on-screen menus to adjust the image,
sound, and other features. You can also create your own startup
screen, customize the highlighting tools, and find out how long your
lamp has been in use. This chapter covers the following information:
■
Using the menu system
■
Adjusting the image
■
Adjusting the sound
■
Customizing the highlighting controls
■
Creating your own startup screen
■
Customizing projector features
■
Viewing lamp usage and other information
■
Restoring the default settings
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Using the Projector’s Menu System
The eight projector menus let you adjust and customize the projector
features from the remote control:
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■
The Video menu controls the look and quality of the projected
image. It lets you adjust the image position and fine-tune settings
such as Brightness, Sharpness, and Contrast.
■
The Audio menu controls the volume level, treble, and bass
settings.
■
The Effect menu lets you change the cursor speed and modify the
highlighting tools available on the remote control.
■
The Setting menu allows you to set or adjust features such as the
Picture in Picture (P in P) video source, blank screen color,
A/V Mute display option, and sleep mode.
■
The Capture menu lets you capture and store a custom image or
logo which you can then use as a startup screen or with the
A/V Mute option. You can also capture and store images on the
memory card, as described on page 65.
■
The Advanced menu lets you specify additional projector settings,
including menu language, startup screen, color setting, and rear or
ceiling projection.
■
The About menu provides information about lamp status and
computer or video settings.
■
The Reset All menu lets you restore the factory defaults for all the
projector settings.
Fine-tuning the Projector
Changing Menu Settings
Power
You can use the buttons on the remote control to access the menus
and change settings. Follow these steps:
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
1. To display the menu screen, press the Menu button on the
remote control. You see the menu screen:
3
4
2
1
5
Enter
menu options
Esc
menus
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Position
Tracking
Sync.
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Gamma
Input Signal
Auto Setup
Reset
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Adjustment
9999
99
0
0
0
Dynamic Normal
RGB YUV( YCbCr
ON
OFF
Execute
Menu
button
Natural
YPbPr )
Menu
Help
Comp
EasyMP
S-Video
Video
Auto
Resize
P in P
- Volume +
:Enter
The eight menus are listed on the left, and the options available
for the highlighted menu are shown on the right.
2. Press up or down on the Enter button to scroll through the menu
list.
3. When the menu you want is highlighted, press the Enter button
to select it. The highlight moves to the first option for that menu.
4. Use the Enter button to scroll through the list of options. (If a
computer or video source isn’t connected, certain options may be
unavailable.)
5. Use the Enter button to change the setting for the selected
option. Enabled settings have a green highlight.
6. Press the Esc button to return to the main menu. Your changes
are saved automatically.
note
If you want to go back to the
default settings on any menu,
select Reset, press Enter,
select Yes, and then press
Enter.
7. Press Esc again (or the Menu button) to exit the menu system.
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Adjusting the Image
The Video menu lets you make adjustments to the projected image.
The options available in the menu depend on which source is selected:
standard computer video, EasyMP, composite or S-Video, or
component video.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Position
Tracking
Sync.
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Gamma
Input Signal
Auto Setup
Reset
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Adjustment
9999
99
0
0
0
Dynamic Normal
RGB YUV( YCbCr
ON
OFF
Execute
Natural
YPbPr )
:Enter
:Select
Video menu for standard computer display
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Position
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Gamma
Video Signal
Reset
:
:
:
:
:
:
Adjustment
0
0
0
0
0
Dynamic Normal
Select [Auto
Execute
Natural
]
:Enter
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Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Gamma
Reset
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
Dynamic Normal
Execute
Natural
:Enter
Video menu for EasyMP
Video menu for composite video or S-Video
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Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Position
Tracking
Sync.
Brightness
Contrast
Sharpness
Gamma
Input Signal
Auto Setup
Reset
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Adjustment
9999
99
0
0
0
Dynamic Normal
RGB YUV( YCbCr
ON
OFF
Execute
:Enter
Video menu for component video
Natural
YPbPr )
Repositioning the Image
Follow these steps to fine-tune the image position:
note
1. Press the Menu button. You see the main menu.
If you have repositioned the
image, you can use the
Auto button on the remote
control to restore the default
settings.
2. Press Enter to select the Video menu.
3. Press Enter to select the Position option. You see the following
on the right side of the screen:
4. Use the Enter button to move the image left, right, up, or down.
5. When the image is positioned the way you want, press Esc.
Adjusting Image Appearance
Follow these steps to adjust the appearance of your image:
1. Press the Menu button. You see the main menu.
2. Press Enter to select the Video menu.
3. Use the Enter button to set one of the following options:
■
Tracking (computer images only)
Removes unwanted vertical lines from a computer image by
matching the projector’s internal clock to various computer
signals.
■
Sync (computer images only)
Corrects fuzziness or screen flicker by synchronizing the
projector with the tracking signal sent from the computer.
■
Brightness
Lightens or darkens the overall image.
■
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas.
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■
Color (composite video or S-Video only)
Adjusts the depth or intensity of the image.
■
Tint (video only)
Adjusts the balance of green to magenta in the image.
■
Sharpness
Sharpens or softens the image.
■
Gamma
Choose Dynamic for computer images with bright colors
(such as charts or graphs), Normal for the default, or Natural
to enhance video images.
■
Input Signal
Leave this setting on RGB when a computer is connected to
the Computer/Component Video port. When a component
video source is connected, choose YCbCr or YPbPr,
depending on the type of signals produced by your source.
(You can tell which setting is correct by the quality of the
projected image.)
■
Auto Setup
Leave this setting ON to automatically optimize the computer
image. Turn it off if you want to save adjustments you have
made to the video settings.
4. When the image is set correctly, press Esc or Menu. Your settings
are automatically saved.
Adjusting the Sound
You can use the Audio menu to adjust the sound volume or
treble/bass balance.
1. Press the Menu button. You see the main menu.
2. Use the Enter button to highlight Audio.
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You see the following:
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Volume
Tone
Reset
:
:
0
0
Execute
:Enter
3. Press Enter to select the Audio menu.
4. Use the Enter button to set the following options:
■
Volume
■
Tone (treble/bass balance)
5. When you’re finished adjusting the sound, press Esc or Menu.
Customizing the Highlighting Tools
The highlighting tools let you add pointers and other types of
annotations to your image, as described on pages 35 to 37. You can
use the Effect menu to customize these tools and set the cursor speed
for highlighting. The Reset option lets you return all the highlighting
tools to their default settings.
1. Press the Menu button. You see the main menu.
2. Use the Enter button to highlight Effect.
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You see the Effect menu:
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
1 Cursor/Stamp
2 Box
3 Spotlight
4 Bar
Cursor Speed
Reset
:
Setting
Setting
Setting
Setting
L
M H
Execute
:Enter
3. Press Enter to select the Effect menu.
4. Use the Enter button to customize:
■
Cursor/Stamp
Lets you define the shape and size for the pointer. For some
pointers, you can also define the color and length.
■
Box
Lets you define the box color and choose from a solid or
outline box, with rounded or square corners.
■
Spotlight
Lets you choose a large, medium, or small spotlight.
■
Bar
Lets you set the bar color and width, and choose between
vertical and horizontal bars.
■
Cursor Speed
Lets you choose low, medium, or high speed for highlighting.
5. Use the Enter button to make your selections.
6. When you’re finished customizing the highlighting tools, press
Esc or Menu. Your selection(s) are saved.
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Creating Your Own Startup Screen
You can transfer any image on your computer to the projector, and
then use it as the screen displayed when the projector is not receiving a
signal. You can also set it to be displayed when you press the
A/V Mute button, or as a startup screen. The image can be a company
logo, slogan, photograph, or any other image you want to use.
You can also use the Capture menu to capture and save images on the
memory card. See page 65 for instructions.
Capturing the Image
Start by displaying the image you want to use on the projector. You
can use an image from either a computer or video source such as a
VCR or digital camera. Then follow these steps to capture the image
and transfer it to the projector:
1. Press the Menu button on the remote control. You see the main
menu.
2. Use the Enter button to highlight the Capture menu.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Image Capture
User's Logo Capture
Execute
Execute
:Enter
3. Use the Enter button to highlight User’s Logo Capture and
press Enter again to select it. You see the message shown at the
right.
4. Select Yes and press Enter. A selection box displays over the
image.
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5. Use the Enter button to select the area of the image you want to
use. Once you have selected the entire area, press Enter.
6. When you see the message “Do you use this image?” select Yes
and press Enter. If you want to change the area selected, select
No, press Enter and repeat steps 4 through 6. You see a message
like the one at the left.
7. Use the Enter button on the remote control to select a zoom rate
(display size), and then press Enter.
8. When you see the message “Do you save the user’s logo?,” select
Yes and press Enter.
Saving the logo may take a few moments. Do not use the
projector or other sources (computer, video, speaker, etc.) while
the logo is being saved.
9. When you see the message “Saving the user’s logo is completed,”
press Esc or Menu.
Setting Up When the Image Displays
note
You can also set up your
image as a startup screen.
Use the Advanced menu to
enable the startup screen; see
page 80.
After your image is saved, you can set it up as the no-signal message
and/or the screen that’s displayed when you press the A/V Mute
button.
1. Press the Menu button to display the main menu (if not already
displayed).
2. Use the Enter button to highlight Setting.
3. Press Enter to select the Setting menu.
4. Use the Enter button to highlight No-Signal Msg.
5. Use the Enter button to select Logo. This sets your image as the
screen displayed when the projector is not receiving a signal.
6. If you want to set up your image as the A/V Mute display, use the
Enter button to move down to A/V Mute.
7. Use the Enter button to select Logo. This sets your image as the
screen displayed when you press the A/V Mute button.
8. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
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To test your setting, press the A/V Mute button to display your image.
Press it again to turn off the image.
Customizing Projector Features
You can use the Setting menu to disable the projector’s sleep mode,
adjust the image shape, and customize several other features.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Use the Enter button to highlight Setting. You see the features
and their settings on the right side:
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Keystone
P in P
No-Signal Msg.
Prompt
A/V Mute
Sleep Mode
Reset
:
:
:
:
:
:
0
Composite
OFF
Black
ON
OFF
Black Blue
ON
OFF
Execute
S-Video
Blue Logo
Logo
:Enter
3. Press Enter to select the Setting menu.
4. Use the Enter button to set the following options:
■
Keystone
Adjusts a distorted image from a trapezoid shape to
rectangular.
■
P in P
Changes from a composite (standard) video source to an
S-Video source for the picture-in-picture display.
■
No-Signal Msg.
Selects the screen color and message to display when the
projector is not receiving a signal. The logo setting displays an
image that you have transferred to the projector. See page 77
for instructions on transferring an image to use as the
no-signal message.
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■
Prompt
Turns off the identifying text that appears briefly when you
switch from computer input to a video source.
■
A/V Mute
Selects the screen color or image to display when you press
the A/V Mute button. The logo setting displays an image that
you have transferred to the projector. See page 77 for
instructions on transferring an image to use for the A/V Mute
display.
■
Sleep mode
Disables the power management system. Normally, the lamp
turns off when the projector has not received any input
signals for 30 minutes.
5. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
Setting Advanced Features
You can use the Advanced menu to configure the projector for rear
projection or ceiling mounting, and adjust several other features.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Use the Enter button to highlight Advanced. You see the
features and their settings on the right side:
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Language
Startup Screen
Color Setting
Color Temp.
Rear Proj.
Ceiling
Reset
:
:
:
:
Select [English]
ON
OFF
RGB
Select
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
Execute
:Enter
3. Press Enter to select the Advanced menu.
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4. Use the Enter button to set the following options:
■
Language
Select from nine languages to be used for the projector
menus.
■
Startup Screen
Turn on to display the image or logo you have captured
whenever the projector starts. See page 77 for more
information.
■
Color Setting
Adjusts the color temperature of the projected image. Select
Color Temp. and press Enter to set a temperature between
5000 and 10000 K. Select RGB and press Enter to adjust
individual red, green, and blue values, as shown at the right.
■
Rear Proj.
Turn on to project from behind onto a transparent screen.
■
Ceiling
Turn on when the projector is mounted upside-down from
the ceiling.
5. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
Viewing Lamp Usage and Other
Information
Use the About menu to view information about the display settings of
your computer and the number of hours the lamp has been used.
1. Press the Menu button. You see the main menu.
2. Use the Enter button to select About.
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You see the lamp usage hours and computer display settings on
the right:
note
If you access the About
menu when the projector
display is set to video, you
only see the lamp life and
the video signal setting.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
Lamp ON Time
Video Source
Input Signal
Frequency
SYNC Polarity
SYNC Mode
Resolution
Refresh Rate
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
9999 H
Computer
RGB
H 999. 99 KHz
V 999. 99 Hz
H Positive
V Negative
Sync On Green
9999x9999
999. 9 Hz
:Select
The life span of the lamp is about 1000 hours. If the number
shown is close to 1000, make sure you have a spare lamp handy.
3. When you’re finished, press Esc or Menu.
Restoring the Default Settings
The Reset All option lets you return all the projector settings to their
default values.
Video
Audio
Effect
Setting
Capture
Advanced
About
Reset All
:Select
Execute
:Execute
Select Reset All and press the Enter button on the remote control to
display the confirmation screen. Select Yes to reset all the default
settings or No to cancel.
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7
Maintaining and
Transporting the Projector
Y
our projector needs little maintenance. All you need to do on a
regular basis is keep the lens clean. Any dirt or smears on the lens may
show up on your projected image.
warning
Before you clean any part
of the projector, turn it
off and unplug the power
cord. Never open any
cover on the projector,
except the lamp and filter
covers. Dangerous
electrical voltages in the
projector can injure you
severely. Do not try to
service this product
yourself, except as
specifically explained in
this User’s Guide. Refer
all other servicing to
qualified service
personnel.
You also need to periodically clean the air filter on top of the
projector. A clogged air filter can block ventilation needed to cool the
projector and keep it from overheating.
The only parts you should replace are the lamp and air filter. If any
other part needs replacing, contact your dealer or a qualified servicer.
This chapter covers the following:
■
Cleaning the lens
■
Cleaning the projector case
■
Cleaning and replacing the air filter
■
Replacing the lamp
■
Transporting the projector
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Cleaning the Lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.
■
Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
■
To remove dirt or smears on the lens, use lens-cleaning paper. If
necessary, moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and gently wipe
the lens surface.
Extend the lens and
remove the cap before
cleaning
Cleaning the Projector Case
Before you clean the case, first turn off the projector and unplug the
power cord.
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■
To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free
cloth.
■
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water
and a neutral detergent. Then wipe the case.
■
Do not use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner, or other chemical
detergents. These can damage the case.
Maintaining and Transporting the Projector
Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter
Clean the air filter on top of the projector after every 100 hours of use.
If it is not cleaned periodically, it can become clogged with dust,
preventing proper ventilation. This can cause overheating and damage
the projector. To clean the air filter, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the projector, allow it to cool down, and unplug the
power cord.
2. Stand the projector on end to keep dust and dirt from falling
inside.
3. To clean the filter, EPSON recommends using a small vacuum
cleaner designed for computers and other office equipment. If you
don’t have one, gently clean the filter using a very soft brush (such
as an artist’s camel-hair brush).
If the dirt is difficult to remove or if the filter is torn, replace it.
Contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766 in the
United States and Canada to obtain a new one.
note
When you get a
replacement lamp for your
projector, a new air filter
is included. You should
replace the filter when
you replace the lamp.
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4. If you need to replace the filter, use a small screwdriver to pry it
off.
5. To install the new filter, first insert the tab, then press down until
it clicks in place.
Replacing the Lamp
note
You can check to see how
many hours the lamp has
been used. See page 81.
The projection lamp typically lasts for about 1000 hours of use. It is
time to replace the lamp when:
■
The projection image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
■
The lamp warning light
■
The message LAMP REPLACE appears on the screen when the
lamp comes on (after about 900 hours of use). To maintain
projector brightness and image quality, replace the lamp as soon
as possible.
is flashing red or orange.
Contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766 in the United
States and Canada for a replacement lamp. Request part number
ELPLP14.
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Follow these steps to replace the lamp:
1. Turn off the projector, then unplug the power cord.
warning
2. Allow the projector to cool down for at least an hour (if it has
been on).
Let the lamp cool before
replacing it. If the lamp
breaks, handle the shards
carefully to avoid injury.
3. Turn the projector upside-down to access the lamp compartment.
4. Use a screwdriver to loosen the retaining screw on the lamp cover.
(You can’t remove the screw from the cover.)
When the screw is loose, lift off the lamp cover.
)
5. Use a screwdriver to loosen the two screws holding the lamp in
place. (You can’t remove these screws.)
6. Lift up the wire handle, as shown, and pull the lamp straight out.
handle
Maintaining and Transporting the Projector 87
caution
Do not touch the glass
portion of the lamp assembly.
Touching the glass could
result in premature lamp
failure.
7. Gently insert the new lamp.
8. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws.
9. Replace the lamp cover and tighten its screw securely. (The
projector won’t come on if the lamp cover is loose.)
Transporting the Projector
note
EPSON shall not be liable
for any damages incurred
during transportation.
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The projector contains many glass and precision parts. If you need to
transport it, please follow these packing guidelines to prevent damage
to the projector:
■
When shipping the projector for repairs, use the original
packaging material if possible. If you do not have the original
packaging, use equivalent materials, placing plenty of cushioning
around the projector.
■
When transporting the projector for business use, first put it in a
carrying case (such as an optional EPSON case), then pack it in a
firm box, using cushioning around the case.
■
When you are hand-carrying the projector, be sure to store it in a
carrying case (such as an optional EPSON case).
■
If you want to store the remote control inside the projector’s
carrying case, be sure to turn it off using the switch on its side.
This prevents the batteries from discharging if something presses
against one of the buttons.
Maintaining and Transporting the Projector
8
Solving Problems
This chapter helps you solve problems with your projector, and tells
you how to contact technical support for problems you can’t solve
yourself. This chapter explains the following:
■
Using the projector’s on-screen help system
■
What to do when the projector’s status lights flash
■
Solving problems with the image or sound
■
Solving problems with the remote control
■
Solving EasyMP problems
■
EasyMP error messages
■
Contacting technical support
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Using On-Screen Help
If the image doesn’t look right or your audio isn’t working, you can
get help by pressing the blue ? Help button on top of the projector or
under the cover on the remote control. The following choices are
available:
■
Help for the image
■
Help for the sound
■
Language selection
Follow these steps to get help:
1. Press the blue ? Help button on the projector or the remote
control. You see the help menu.
2. Press the side of the Select (Keystone) button on the projector
(or use the Enter button on the remote control) to highlight one
of the options. Then press the Enter (Source) button to select it.
3. Press the side of the Select (Keystone) button on the projector
(or use the Enter button on the remote control) to highlight the
problem you want to solve. Then press the Enter (Source)
button to view the solution(s).
4. Highlight a solution (if this choice is available). Then press the
Enter (Source) button to select the solution.
Highlight Return and press the Enter (Source) button if you
need to back up.
If the solution is to adjust one of the settings, press the side of the
Select (Keystone) button on the projector (or use the Enter
button on the remote control) to adjust it.
5. To exit the Help system, press the blue ? Help button.
If none of the suggestions solves your problem, see additional
solutions to problems in the following sections.
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What To Do When the Lights Flash
The lights on top of the projector indicate the projector’s status and
let you know when a problem occurs.
power light
lamp light
temperature
light
If the projector is not working correctly, first turn it off and unplug it.
Then plug the power cord back in and turn on the projector. If this
does not solve the problem, check the status lights on top of the
projector and try the solutions recommended below.
The
power light is flashing orange and you cannot turn
on the projector.
The lamp is cooling down. Wait until the light turns off and then
press the Power button to turn on the projector.
The
power light does not come on.
Make sure the power cord is connected securely both at the power
outlet and the projector. If you have just replaced the lamp, make sure
the cover is securely fastened.
The
lamp warning light is red or flashing red.
Replace the lamp as described on page 86.
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The
■
The projector is in a high-temperature cooling cycle. Make sure
the room temperature does not exceed 104 °F and there is plenty
of space around and under the projector for ventilation.
■
The air filter may be clogged. Clean or replace it as described on
page 85.
The
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temperature light is red.
■
The projector has overheated and turned off. Let the projector
cool for a few minutes, then turn it back on. Make sure the room
temperature is not above 104 °F and there is plenty of space
around and under the projector for ventilation.
■
The air filter may be clogged. Clean or replace it as described on
page 85.
■
If the projector continues to overheat after you clean the air filter,
the problem may be caused by damage to the cooling fan or
internal circuits. Contact EPSON for help.
warning
Except as specifically
explained in this
User’s Guide, do not
attempt to service this
product yourself.
temperature light is flashing orange.
Refer to the following table for a complete description of the
projector’s status lights and their meaning:
Status lights
Light
Status
Description
orange
The projector is in sleep mode. You can unplug it or press the Power
button to turn it on.
flashing green
The projector is warming up. Wait for the image to appear.
green
The projector is operating normally.
flashing orange
The projector is cooling down. You can’t turn it back on (and you
should not unplug it) until the light stops flashing and remains orange.
flashing red
Power is cut off because of an internal problem. Remove the power
cord and contact EPSON for help.
red
The lamp is burned out. Replace it as described on page 86.
flashing orange
The lamp is almost burned out. This is a good time to replace it. See
page 86 for instructions.
flashing red
There is a problem with the lamp. If necessary, replace the lamp as
described on page 86.
flashing orange
The projector is in a high-temperature cooling cycle. Make sure the
temperature surrounding the projector does not exceed 104 °F and
there is plenty of space around and under the projector for ventilation.
Clean the air filter if necessary. See page 85 for instructions.
red
The projector has overheated and turned itself off. Let it cool for a few
minutes, then turn it back on. Make sure there is plenty of space
around and under the projector for ventilation. If it continues to
overheat, you may need to change the air filter. See page 85 for
instructions.
flashing red
There is a problem with the cooling fan or temperature sensor. Turn
off the projector and unplug it. Contact EPSON for help.
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Solving Problems with the Image or
Sound
No image appears on the screen.
■
Check that the power light is green, not flashing, and the lens cap
is off.
■
The projector may be in sleep mode. If the power light is orange,
press the Power button to turn the projector on.
■
If the power was switched off and then on again, the projector
may still be cooling down. Wait until the power light stops
flashing and remains orange; then press the Power button again.
■
Make sure the Brightness setting on the Video menu is correct.
See page 73 for more information. Try selecting the Reset All
setting to return all setup menus to their default values.
■
Press the A/V Mute button to make sure the picture has not been
turned off temporarily.
■
The attached computer may be in sleep mode or displaying a
black screen saver. Try pressing a key on the computer.
You see a blue screen with the message No Signal
displayed.
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Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described in
Chapter 1 or Appendix A.
■
Try restarting your computer.
■
If you’ve connected a computer and one or more video sources,
you may need to press the Source button (on the projector) or
the Comp, Video, or S-Video button (on the remote control) to
select the correct source. Allow a few seconds for the projector to
sync up after pressing the button.
If you’re using a PC laptop:
■
Hold down the Fn key and press the function key that lets you
display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such as
, or it may be labelled CRT/LCD. Allow a few seconds for
the projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your laptop’s
manual or online help for details.
On most systems, the
key lets you toggle between the LCD
screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time.
■
Depending on your computer’s video card, you might need to use
the Display utility in the Control Panel to make sure that both the
LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. See your
computer’s documentation or online help for details.
If you’re using a PowerBook:
1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then click
Monitors and Sound.
2. Click the Arrange icon.
3. Drag one monitor icon on top of the other. This lets you
display on the projector screen as well as the LCD screen.
4. If this option isn’t available, click the Monitor icon.
5. Select one of the listed Simulscan resolutions. (Allow a few
seconds for the projector to sync up after making the
selection.)
The message Not Supported is displayed.
Make sure your computer’s resolution doesn’t exceed UXGA
(1600 × 1200, for the PowerLite 715c) or SXGA (1280 × 1024, for the
PowerLite 505c), and the frequency is supported by the projector
(see page 124). If necessary, change your computer’s resolution setting
as described on page 96.
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Only part of the computer image is displayed.
■
Press the Resize button on the remote control.
■
Make sure the image Position setting is correct on the Video
menu. See page 73 for more information.
■
Make sure the Input Signal setting is correct on the Video menu.
See page 74 for more information.
■
Make sure your computer’s resolution setting is correct. Ideally, it
should be 1024 × 768 to match the projector’s native resolution
(800 × 600 on the PowerLite 505c). If this option isn’t available,
select one of the other compatible video formats listed on
page 124.
■
■
Windows:
Right-click the desktop, select Properties, click the Settings
tab, and use the dialog box to select a different resolution.
■
Macintosh:
On the Apple menu, choose Control Panels, then click
Monitors and Sound. Select a different resolution.
You also may need to modify existing presentation files if you
created them for a different resolution. See your software
documentation for specific information.
The image isn’t square, but trapezoid-shaped.
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■
Make sure the projector isn’t placed off to one side of the screen,
at an angle, or the image won’t be square. Place the projector
directly in front of the center of the screen, facing the screen
squarely.
■
If you’ve tilted the projector upward by extending the legs, the
image will be broader at the top. Hold down the + or – side of the
Keystone button on top of the projector until the image is
square.
The image contains static or noise.
■
If you’re using a computer cable longer than 6 feet, or an
extension cable, the image quality may be reduced.
■
Keep your computer and video cables separated from the power
cord as much as possible to prevent interference.
■
The video signal may be split between the computer and the
projector. If you notice a decline in the projected image quality
when the image is displayed simultaneously on your laptop
computer and the projector, turn off the laptop’s LCD display.
The image is blurry.
■
There may be dirt or smears on the lens. Clean the lens as
described on page 84.
■
Make sure the lens is fully extended.
■
Adjust the focus using the focus ring.
■
Make sure the lens is not fogged by condensation. You may need
to wait before using the projector after moving it from a cold
environment.
■
Adjust the Sharpness setting on the Video menu (see page 73).
When you change video settings, you should be able to see the
effect on the screen immediately. If you’re projecting from a
computer, you may also need to adjust the Tracking and Sync as
described in the next section. If you don’t like the new settings,
you can always select Reset to return to the factory default
settings.
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You see vertical stripes or the image still looks blurry after
trying the solutions in the previous section.
■
If you’re projecting from a computer and displaying an image that
contains a lot of fine detail, you may notice one or more vertical
stripes or bands, or some of the characters may look heavy or
blurred. Press the Auto button on the remote control. This resets
the projector’s tracking and sync settings.
■
If further adjustment is needed, you can fine-tune the Tracking
and Sync settings manually using the Video menu as described
on page 73.
1. Fill the screen with an image containing fine detail when
making these adjustments. For example, in Windows you can
select a pattern to appear as your desktop background. If this
option isn’t available, try projecting black text on a white
background.
2. Adjust the Tracking to eliminate vertical stripes.
3. Adjust the Sync to increase the sharpness of the image.
The colors of the image are not right.
note
Because of the different
technologies used, your
projected image may not
exactly match the colors on
your laptop or computer
monitor.
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■
If you’re displaying a computer image, use the Gamma option in
the projector’s Video menu to select Dynamic or Natural
coloring. If you’re displaying video, adjust the Color, Tint, and
Gamma settings on the Video menu.
■
Try adjusting the Color Setting option on the Advanced menu.
■
Make sure the Input Signal setting is correct on the Video menu.
See page 74 for more information.
■
Check your computer display settings to correct the color balance.
There is no sound.
■
Try turning up the volume. Press the right side of the Volume
button on the remote control.
■
If you’re using a VCR or other video source, make sure the
volume is not turned all the way down or muted. Also, make sure
the cables are connected correctly, as described in Chapter 1.
■
If your presentation includes computer audio, make sure the
volume control on your computer is not turned all the way down
or muted. Make sure the audio cable is securely connected to both
the projector and your computer’s
headphone jack or
audio out jack. See page 14 (for laptops) or Appendix A (for other
systems).
■
Make sure the Windows volume controls on your computer are
not turned all the way down or set to Mute. You may be able to
check this by right-clicking the sound icon on your Windows
desktop.
■
Make sure the A/V Mute button is not enabled.
■
The wrong source may be selected. Press the Source button on
the projector—or the Comp, Video, or S-Video button on the
remote control—to select the correct source.
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Solving Problems with the Remote
Control
The projector doesn’t respond to remote control commands.
Power
Freeze
A/V Mute
R/C ON
OFF
E-Zoom
3
4
■
Make sure the remote control is turned on.
■
Make sure you are within 30 feet of the projector, and within
range of the projector’s front or back sensor (approximately 30° to
left or right and 15° above or below).
■
The remote control batteries may not be installed correctly or may
be low on power. To test the batteries, press the
light button.
The other buttons on the remote should light up temporarily. If
they don’t, you need to change the batteries as described on
page 30.
■
Dim the room lights and turn off any fluorescents. Make sure the
projector is not in direct sunlight. Strong lighting, especially
fluorescent lights, may affect the projector’s infrared receivers.
■
Turn off any nearby equipment that emits infrared energy, such
as a radiant room heater.
5
1
2
on/off
switch
Enter
Esc
You can’t control the mouse pointer with the remote
control.
■
Make sure the mouse cable is securely connected to both your
computer’s mouse port or USB port and the projector’s mouse
port. For details, see page 13 (for laptops) or Appendix A (for
other systems).
■
To use the USB mouse connection on a PC, your system must
have a “clean” installation of Windows 98 (SR2), Windows Me,
or Windows 2000. The connection may not work correctly if
your system was upgraded from Windows 95.
USB support requires OS9 or higher on a Macintosh.
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Solving EasyMP Problems
An image displayed with EasyMP appears distorted.
Because of their resolution, some JPEG images cannot be displayed
correctly. Some JPEG files from digital cameras cannot be previewed.
Files with a high compression ratio may appear blurry.
In EMP SlideMaker, some PowerPoint files don’t appear in
the file window.
EMP SlideMaker does not support PowerPoint 95. Files created in
this version of PowerPoint must be opened and resaved in PowerPoint
97 or later.
In EMP SlideMaker, your PowerPoint files don’t display
thumbnails and can’t be pasted into scenarios.
If you use PowerPoint 97, make sure the MS Office JPEG converter
has been installed. Run the Office 97 installer, display the Converters
and Filters option, and install the JPEG filter.
You can’t edit scenario files in EMP SlideMaker after they
have been transferred to the memory card.
When scenario files are transferred, they are converted to the .SIT
format. You can only edit scenarios before they are transferred (in the
.SIC format).
You can’t access the memory card in the projector through
the USB cable.
■
To use the USB connection, your system must have a “clean”
installation of Windows 98 (SR2), Windows Me, or Windows
2000. The connection may not work correctly if your system was
upgraded from Windows 95.
■
Make sure the projector is not accessing the memory card.
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EasyMP Error Messages
Error discovered in the EasyMP system or No memory card
Insert the memory card all the way into the projector’s card slot. See
page 54 for instructions.
No displayable file
Only the following file types can be displayed from the memory card
with EasyMP: Scenario files (.SIT), JPEG files (.JPG), and Bitmap
files (.BMP).
No files
Make sure the memory card is inserted in the projector. Press the
EasyMP button on the remote control to update the file display.
Display not possible
Grayscale and progressive JPEG files cannot be displayed. Also, some
digital camera images and files that have been processed cannot be
displayed.
This size cannot be displayed
Files with a resolution greater than 1024 × 768 cannot be displayed.
Insufficient image file colors
Only 24-bit files can be displayed. Files with a different color depth
must be converted before you can display them.
File cannot be saved
The memory card is full. Delete some files and try saving again.
Capture failed
You cannot capture images when the USB cable is connected to the
projector. Remove the USB cable and try capturing again.
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Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical assistance through electronic support
services and automated telephone services 24 hours a day, as listed in
the following table.
Electronic support and automated telephone services
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s product support page at
http://support.epson.com. After selecting your product, you can access
troubleshooting information, download product documentation, and receive
technical advice through e-mail.
Automated Telephone
Services
A variety of automated help services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. To use these services, you must have a touch tone telephone and call
(800) 922-8911.
Presenters Online
Access tips, templates, and training for developing successful presentations at
http://www.presentersonline.com
Telephone Support Services
To use the EPSON PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661
and enter the PIN on the EPSON PrivateLine Support card included
in your Owner’s Kit. This is the fastest way of speaking to a live
representative, and it’s free. This service is available 6 AM to 6 PM,
Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, for the duration of your
warranty period.
You may also speak with a projector support specialist by dialing one
of these numbers:
■
U.S.: (562) 276-4394, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
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Canada: (905) 709-3839, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
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Before you call, please have the following information ready:
■
Product name (EPSON PowerLite 505c/715c)
■
Product serial number (located on the bottom of the projector)
■
Computer configuration
■
Description of the problem
You can purchase screens, carrying cases, or other accessories
from EPSON at (800) 873-7766 or by visiting www.epson.com (U.S.
sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
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A
Appendix A: Connecting to
Additional Equipment
This appendix explains how to connect the projector to a desktop
computer or Macintosh, or a high-end workstation.
The following information is covered:
■
Installing the projector
■
Connecting to a PC desktop computer
■
Connecting to a desktop Macintosh
■
Connecting to a high-end workstation
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Installing the Projector
The projector can be installed for three different viewing setups: front
projection, ceiling mounting, or rear projection onto a
semi-transparent screen.
To project from overhead, you’ll need to select Ceiling in the
projector’s Advanced menu. To project from the rear, select Rear
Proj. See page 80 for more information.
If you’re ceiling-mounting the projector and you place it above screen
level, you’ll have to tilt it down to position the image on-screen. This
causes the image to lose its square shape. You can then correct the
distortion by using the Keystone function in the projector’s menu
system (see page 79).
If you place the projector’s lens so it’s level with the top of the screen,
the image will be square and you won’t have to adjust it. If you place
the lens lower than the top of the screen, you’ll have to tilt the
projector upward if you want to fill the whole screen with the image.
Connecting to an External Audio System
The projector’s internal speaker is loud enough for most rooms.
However, if your installation requires maximum volume and sound
quality, you can connect the projector to external speakers or a public
address (PA) system. If you’ve connected a computer and video
source, the projector will automatically switch the audio whenever you
switch sources. (See page 32.)
To connect the projector to an external sound system, you will need
an RCA-to-3.5 mm stereo audio cable, which may be included with
your sound system, or may be purchased from an electronics store.
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Before you start, make sure the projector and speakers or PA system
are turned off.
1. Connect the cable’s 3.5-mm stereo miniplug to the projector’s
Audio Out jack.
2. Connect the RCA plugs to the speaker or PA system. Insert the
cable’s red plug into the Audio R jack, and the white plug into
the Audio L jack of the external speaker system.
Connecting to a PC Desktop Computer
You can connect the projector to any IBM compatible PC. This
section includes instructions for the following:
■
Connecting the computer cable
■
Connecting the mouse cable (if you want to use the remote
control as a mouse)
■
Connecting an optional audio cable (if you’ll be projecting with
audio)
When you connect the projector to a desktop computer, you cannot
view your display on the computer monitor.
Follow the steps in each section for the cables you need to connect.
Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on.
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Connecting the Computer Cable
1. Disconnect the monitor cable from the video port on the back of
the computer.
2. Connect one end of the computer cable to the projector’s
Computer port.
3. Connect the other end of the computer cable to the computer’s
video port.
4. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
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Connecting the Mouse Cable
To use the remote control as a mouse, follow the steps below. You’ll
use a different mouse cable, depending on whether your computer has
a round PS/2 mouse port or a flat USB port.
1. Connect one end of the appropriate mouse cable to the projector’s
Mouse/Com port or the USB port, as shown.
connecting PS/2 mouse cable
connecting USB mouse cable
2. Disconnect your mouse from the port on the back of your
computer and replace it with the other end of the cable. (Your
computer’s mouse will be disabled while you are using the remote
control as a mouse.)
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Connecting the Audio Cable
If your presentation includes sound and you want to use the
projector’s built-in speakers, you can use a computer audio cable. The
required cable (3.5-mm stereo miniplug cable) is available from
computer or electronics dealers.
1. Connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio In jack on the
projector.
Audio In jack
audio cable
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the speaker or
audio out port on the computer’s sound card.
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Connecting to a Desktop Macintosh
You can connect the projector to any desktop Macintosh. This section
includes instructions for the following:
■
Connecting the computer video cable
■
Connecting the mouse cable (if you want to use your remote
control as a mouse)
■
Connecting an optional audio cable (if you’ll be projecting with
audio)
When you connect the projector to a desktop Macintosh, you cannot
view your display on the Macintosh monitor.
Follow the steps in each section for the cables you need to connect.
Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on.
Connecting the Computer Cable
Follow these steps to connect the computer cable. You may not need
to use the adapter as shown.
1. Disconnect the monitor cable from the video port on the back of
the Macintosh.
2. Connect one end of the computer cable to the projector’s
Computer port, as shown.
note
Macintosh configurations
vary. See your computer
manual for the location of the
ports needed to connect your
projector. Older models may
require a Macintosh adapter,
which you may purchase
from EPSON; see page 8.
Macintosh
adapter (if
needed)
3. Connect the other end of the computer cable to the video port on
the Macintosh.
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If it doesn’t fit, you may have to use a Macintosh desktop adapter,
which you can buy from EPSON (see page 8).
To use the adapter, remove its cover as
shown and set its DIP switches according
to the resolution you want to use, such as
16-inch mode. See your Macintosh
documentation for instructions.
Replace the cover and connect the
adapter to the free end of the computer
video cable. Then plug the cable (with
the adapter) into the video port on your
Macintosh.
4. Tighten the screws on the connectors.
Connecting the Mouse Cable
To use the remote control as a mouse, follow the steps below.
If the Macintosh has a USB port, you can use the USB mouse cable
that came with the projector. If it has a round mouse port, you’ll need
a Macintosh ADB mouse cable. See your projector dealer for help in
obtaining the correct cable.
1. Connect one end of the mouse cable to the projector’s USB port.
2. Disconnect your Macintosh’s mouse cable. Connect the other end
of the projector’s mouse cable to a USB port on your Macintosh.
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Connecting the Audio Cable
If your presentation includes sound and you want to use the
projector’s built-in speakers, you can use a computer audio cable. The
required cable (3.5-mm stereo miniplug cable) is available from
computer or electronics dealers.
1. Connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio In port on the
projector.
2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the speaker or
audio-out jack on the Macintosh.
Connecting to a High-End Workstation
Your PowerLite projector is capable of remapping input resolutions
up to 1600 × 1200 pixels (1280 × 1024 pixels on the PowerLite 505c).
Since 1280 × 1024 pixels is the default resolution for most leading
workstations, your projector is ideal for displaying workstation video
output.
There is no standard for workstation video output. Workstations that
follow the SXGA standard and use the HD15 (standard VGA)
connector won’t need an adapter cable or any special connection
device. However, your system may vary; contact your computer dealer
if you need help connecting your workstation.
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B
Appendix B: Notices
This appendix includes safety instructions and other important
information about your EPSON PowerLite 505c/715c.
Important Safety Instructions
Follow these safety instructions when setting up and using the
projector:
■
Do not place the projector on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
■
Do not use the projector near water or sources of heat.
■
Use attachments only as recommended.
■
Use the type of power source indicated on the projector. If you are
not sure of the power available, consult your dealer or power
company.
■
Place the projector near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily
unplugged.
Placez le projecteur près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche peut être
débranchée facilement.
■
Insert the projector’s three-wire grounding-type plug into a
properly grounded outlet. If you have a two-prong outlet, contact
an electrician to replace it. Do not hold the plug with wet hands.
■
Take the following precautions for the plug. Failure to comply
with these precautions could result in sparks or fire: Do not insert
the plug into an outlet with dust present. Insert the plug firmly
into the outlet.
■
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles. This can cause fire or electric shock.
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Appendix B: Notices
■
Do not place the projector where the cord can be walked on. This
may result in fraying or damage to the plug.
■
Unplug the projector from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use a
damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
■
Do not block the slots and openings in the projector case. They
provide ventilation and prevent the projector from overheating.
Do not operate the projector on a sofa, rug, or other soft surface,
or in a closed-in cabinet unless proper ventilation is provided.
■
Never push objects of any kind through cabinet slots. Never spill
liquid of any kind into the projector.
■
Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do not
attempt to service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel. Opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltages and other hazards.
■
Unplug the projector during lightning storms or when it will not
be used for extended periods.
■
Do not place the projector and remote control on top of
heat-producing equipment or in a hot location.
■
Unplug the projector from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions: When
the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed. If liquid has been
spilled into the projector, or if it has been exposed to rain or
water. If it does not operate normally when you follow the
operating instructions, or if it exhibits a distinct change in
performance, indicating a need for service. If it has been dropped
or the housing has been damaged.
■
If you use the projector in a country other than where you
purchased it, use the correct power cord for that country.
■
Do not stand on the projector or place heavy objects on it.
■
Do not attempt to remove the lamp immediately after use. Allow
the lamp to cool for approximately one hour before removing it.
■
Do not use the projector outside of the required temperature
range (41 to 95 °F). Doing so may cause an unstable display and
an excessive load on the fan, leading to projector damage.
■
Do not store the projector outside of the required temperature
range (14 to 140 °F) or in direct sunlight for long periods of time.
Doing so may cause damage to the case.
■
Do not use the projector with the lens cap in place. The heat
generated by the lens may damage the cap.
■
The liquid crystal display panel contains more than 99.99% active
pixels. However, 0.01% of the pixels may be missing or constantly
illuminated.
Remote Control Information
You can operate the projector by remote control via a line-of-sight
infrared (IR) receiver at the front and rear of the projector. The
projector may not respond to remote control commands under the
following conditions:
■
There is an object between the remote control IR emitter and the
IR receiver on the projector.
■
Ambient light is too bright.
■
Certain types of fluorescent lighting are used.
■
A strong light source shines into the IR receiver.
■
Other equipment that emits infrared energy, such as a radiant
room heater, is in the room.
These conditions commonly cause problems for most
infrared-controlled equipment. Try the following:
■
The remote control unit’s batteries may be low on power; replace
them.
■
Dim the ambient lighting and/or turn off any fluorescent lights.
■
Close any window coverings and/or move the projector out of
direct sunlight.
■
Turn off other equipment that emits infrared energy.
If the remote control still does not work correctly, you can always run
your computer-based presentation directly from the computer.
Appendix B: Notices 117
Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15
Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or
CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B
Personal Computers
We:
Located at:
Tel:
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
MS: 6-43
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
(562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein,
complies with 47CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B
digital device. Each product marketed, is identical to the
representative unit tested and found to be compliant with the
standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the equipment
being produced can be expected to be within the variation accepted,
due to quantity production and testing on a statistical basis as required
by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
EPSON
Type of Product: LCD Projector
Model:
118
Appendix B: Notices
EMP-505/715, ELP-505/715
FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this
equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause
interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this
equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded
equipment interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than
one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
Appendix B: Notices 119
120
Appendix B: Notices
C
Appendix C: Technical
Specifications
General
Type of display
Poly-silicon Thin Film Transistor (TFT)
Size of LCD panels
Diagonal: 0.9 inches (22.9 mm)
Lens
F=2.0 to 2.2, f=35 to 42 mm
Resolution
715c: 1024 × 768 pixels (native format)
505c: 800 × 600 pixels (native format)
Color reproduction
24 bit, 16.7 million colors
Brightness
715c: 1200 lumens (ANSI)
505c: 1100 lumens (ANSI)
Contrast ratio
400:1
Image size
26 to 300 inches
Projection distance
3.6 to 45.5 feet (1.1 to 13.8 meters)
Projection methods
Front, rear, upside-down (ceiling mount)
Internal sound system
1W monaural
Optical aspect ratio
4:3 (horizontal : vertical)
Zoom ratio
1:1.2
Noise level
42 dB
Keystone correction
angle
±
Card slot
PCMCIA Type II
Card
Supports CFA specification CompactFlash,
SmartMedia, Memory Stick, ATA flash
(both 3.3 V and 5 V), and Microdrive
15° (maximum)
Appendix C: Technical Specifications 121
Projection Lamp
Type
UHE (Ultra High Efficiency)
Power consumption
150 W
Lamp life
About 1000 hours
Part number
ELPLP14
Remote Control
Range
32.8 feet (10 meters)
Batteries
Alkaline AA (2)
Mouse Compatibility
Supports PS/2, USB, ADB
Dimensions
Height
2.8 to 3.4 inches (72 to 87 mm)
Width
8.4 inches (213 mm)
Depth
10.5 inches (267 mm)
Weight
6 lb (2.7 kg)
Electrical
122
Rated frequency
50/60 Hz
Power supply
100 to 120 VAC, 1.9 A
200 to 240 VAC, 1.0 A
Power consumption
Operating: 230 W
Standby: 5 W
Appendix C: Technical Specifications
Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
Storage: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C)
Humidity
Operating: 20 to 80% RH,
non-condensing
Storage: 10 to 90% RH,
non-condensing
Safety
United States
FCC Part 15B Class B
UL1950 Rev. 3
Canada
DOC ICES003 Class B
CSA C22.2 No. 950 Rev. 3
CE Marking
Directive 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC
EN 60950
Appendix C: Technical Specifications 123
Compatible Video Formats
The projector supports NTSC, HDTV, PAL, and SECAM
international video standards, as well as the monitor display formats
listed below.
To project images output from a computer, the computer’s video card
must be set at a refresh rate (vertical frequency) that’s compatible with
the projector; see the following table for compatible formats. As noted
below, some images are automatically resized to display in one of the
projector’s “native” formats (such as XGA). In addition, the
frequencies of some computers may not allow images to display
correctly; see your computer’s documentation for details.
124
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
VGAEGA
70
640 × 350
VGA60
59.94
640 × 480
VGA72
72.809
640 × 480
VGA75
75
640 × 480
VGA85
85.008
640 × 480
VGA Text
70.087
720 × 350
VGA Text
70.087
720 × 400
SVGA56
56.25
800 × 600
SVGA60
60.317
800 × 600
SVGA72
72.188
800 × 600
SVGA75
75
800 × 600
SVGA85
85.061
800 × 600
XGA43i
43.476
1024 × 7681
XGA60
60.004
1024 × 7681
XGA70
70.069
1024 × 7681
XGA75
75.029
1024 × 7681
XGA85
84.997
1024 × 7681
SXGA1—70
70.012
1152 × 8642
SXGA1—75
75
1152 × 8642
SXGA1—85
84.999
1152 × 8642
SXGA2—60
60
1280 × 9602
SXGA2—75
75
1280 × 9602
Appendix C: Technical Specifications
Mode
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Resolution
SXGA2—85
85.002
1280 × 9602
SXGA3—43i
43.436
1280 × 10242
SXGA3—60
60.02
1280 × 10242
SXGA3—75
75.025
1280 × 10242
SXGA3—85
85.024
1280 × 10242
UXGA60
60
1600 × 12003
MAC II 13
66.67
640 × 480
MAC16
75.087
832 × 6241
MAC19—60
59.28
1024 × 7681
MAC19
74.93
1024 × 7681
MAC21
75.062
1152 × 8702
HDTV525I
59.94
640 × 4802
HDTV525P
59.94
640 × 4802
HDTV750P
60
1280 × 7202
HDTV1125I
60
1920 × 10802
HDTV71125I
50.04
1920 × 10802
HDTV1125P
60
1920 × 10802
HDTV1125P
50
1920 × 10802
NTSC
60
640 × 4802
PAL
50
720 × 5402
SECAM
50
720 × 5402
1
The image is resized so that it displays using one of the projector’s native
formats (PowerLite 505c only).
2
The image is resized so that it displays using one of the projector’s native
formats.
3
Not supported on the PowerLite 505c.
Appendix C: Technical Specifications 125
Computer Video Port Pin Assignments
The Computer port is a female video RGB, 15-pin micro-D-style
connector. Here are its pin assignments:
126
Pin no.
Computer port
1
Red video
2
Green video
3
Blue video
4
Monitor (ID bit 2)
5
GND
6
Red video GND
7
Green video GND
8
Blue video GND
9
+5 V
10
Synchronous GND
11
Monitor (ID bit 0)
12
SDA
13
Horizontal sync
14
Vertical sync
15
Reserved
Appendix C: Technical Specifications
Index
A
A/V Mute button, 33, 78
A/V Mute setting, 80
About menu, 70, 81
Accessories, 8, 104
Adapters, Macintosh, 8, 111 to 112
Adobe Acrobat Reader, 3 to 4
Advance setting, 49 to 50, 63 to 64
Advanced menu, 70, 80 to 81
Air filter, cleaning and replacing, 85
Anti-theft device, 8, 11
Aspect ratio, 121
ATA flash cards, 41
Audio
adjusting tone, 74 to 75
adjusting volume, 32, 74 to 75
cables, 6
connecting desktop, 110, 113
connecting laptop, 14
connecting video device, 16 to 18
menu, 70, 74 to 75
outputting to external sound system,
106 to 107
problems, troubleshooting, 99
turning off (using A/V Mute), 33
Audio Out jack, 107
Auto button, 73
Auto Setup setting, 74
Autorun setting, 52 to 53
AV cable, 15 to 18
B
Background color setting, 47, 63 to 64
Bar tool
customizing, 76
using, 37
Bass, adjusting, 74 to 75
Batteries, installing, 30
Bitmap (BMP) files, 47 to 49
Blurry image, 97
BNC cables, 7
Box tool
customizing, 76
using, 36
Brightness, 1, 121
Brightness setting, 73
C
Cables, 6 to 8
Camcorder, connecting to, 15 to 18
Cancel icon, 60
Capture menu, 65, 70
Carrying case, 8, 88
CD-ROMs, 4
Ceiling mount, 8, 81, 106
Cell menu, 49 to 50
Cleaning
air filter, 85 to 86
lens, 84
projector case, 84
Color
adjusting, 74, 81
problems, 98
Comp button, 32, 99
CompactFlash memory cards, 41
Component video cable, 7, 8, 15
Composite video cable, 15
Computer cable, 6
Computer connector pin assignments, 126
Computers supported, 1
Connecting projector
to a computer with USB cable, 42
to a desktop Macintosh, 111 to 113
to a desktop PC, 107 to 110
to a high-end workstation, 113
to a laptop, 12 to 14
to a video source, 15 to 18
Connector pin assignments, 126
Continuous Play setting, 53, 61, 63 to 64
Index 127
Contrast setting, 73
Cursor speed, setting, 76
Cursor/Stamp tool
customizing, 76
using, 36
D
Declaration of Conformity, 118
Default settings, restoring, 71, 82
Desktop adapter, Macintosh, 111 to 112
Desktop computer, connecting to, 107 to 113
Digital camera, connecting to, 15 to 18
Display order setting, 63 to 64
Display/Hide icon, 59
Distance from projector to screen, 10, 121
Drawing on the screen, 35 to 37
DVD player, connecting to, 15 to 18
E
EasyMP
button, 32, 56
CD-ROM, 42, 43
creating presentations, 39 to 54
creating scenarios, 44 to 51
error messages, 102
installing, 43
main screen, 56 to 57
options settings, 63 to 64
presentations, 56 to 57
previewing slides, 62 to 63
problems, 101 to 102
removing demo, 53
transferring scenarios to memory card,
52 to 54
using on the projector, 55 to 67
using remote control, 38
EditScenario icon, 58
Effect menu, 70, 75 to 76
Electrical specifications, 122
EMP SlideMaker
Cell menu, 49 to 50
computer access, adding, 50 to 51
creating scenarios, 44 to 51
128
Index
dragging and dropping PowerPoint files,
44 to 45
installing, 43
screen, 46
Source Control, 50 to 51
transferring scenarios to memory card,
52 to 54
video access, adding, 50 to 51
Enter button, 31
Environmental specifications, 123
EPSON
accessories, 8, 104
PrivateLine Support, 5, 103
technical support, 4 to 5, 103 to 104
Error messages, EasyMP, 102
Esc button, 38
Execute icon, 57, 60, 61
External speakers, connecting to, 106 to 107
E-Zoom button, 33
F
FCC compliance statement, 119
Filter
See Air filter
Focusing, 25
Foot release levers, 25
Freeze button, 33
G
Gamma setting, 74
H
Height of image, adjusting, 25
Help, 4 to 5, 103 to 104
Help button, 90
Help system, using, 90
Highlighting tools, 35 to 37
I
iBook, connecting to, 12
iMac, connecting to, 7
Image
adjusting, 24 to 26, 72 to 74
capturing and saving in projector, 77
capturing and saving on memory card,
65 to 67
correcting shape of, 26, 79, 96
focusing, 25
height, adjusting, 25
positioning, 25, 73
previewing captured, 66 to 67
problems with, troubleshooting, 94 to 98
raising, 25
resizing, 34
shape, correcting, 26, 79, 96
size and projection distance, 10
size range, 121
turning off (using A/V Mute), 33
zooming, 25, 33
Input signal setting, 74
Installing
EasyMP, 43
USB driver, 42
Installing projector, 106 to 107
J
JPEG files, 47 to 49
K
Kensington anti-theft device, 8, 11
Keystone button, 26
Keystone correction, 26, 96, 121
L
Lamp
automatic shutoff, 27
number of hours used, 81
replacing, 86 to 88
specifications, 122
status light, 91
Language setting, 81, 90
Laptop computer
connecting to, 12 to 14
displaying on, 24, 95
Laser disc player, connecting to, 15 to 18
Lens
cap, 21
cleaning, 84
extending, 20
specifications, 121
Light button (on remote control), 30
Lights, status, 91 to 94
Lines, drawing on screen, 37
Logo, saving on projector, 77 to 79
M
Macintosh, connecting to, 111 to 113
Manuals, 3 to 5
Memory card
accessing, 40 to 42, 52 to 54
compatible card types, 41
inserting in projector, 54
problems, 101
removing from computer, 54
removing from projector, 40 to 41
saving images on, 65 to 67
transferring scenarios, 52 to 54
Memory Stick, 41
Menus
About, 70, 81
Advanced, 70, 80 to 81
Audio, 70, 74 to 75
Capture, 65, 70
changing settings, 70 to 71
Effect, 70, 75 to 76
Reset All, 70, 82
Setting, 70, 79 to 80
using, 70 to 71
Video, 70, 72 to 74
Microdrive, 41
Monitor adapter, Macintosh, 111 to 112
N
No-Signal Msg setting, 78, 79
Index 129
O
Options for projector, 8
Options icon, 61, 63
P
P in P (picture in picture) button, 34 to 35
PC card
adapter, 41
reader, 41, 52
PCMCIA slot, 41, 52
Picture
See Image
Picture-in-picture video source, selecting, 79
Pin assignments, connector, 126
Pointer tool
customizing, 76
using, 36
Positioning image, 25, 73
Positioning the projector, 10 to 11, 106
Power
button, 21
consumption, 122
saving, 27, 80
status light, 91, 93
supply, 122
PowerBook, connecting to, 12 to 14
PowerPoint files
adding slides to a scenario, 47 to 49
dragging and dropping, 44 to 45
problems, 101
Presentations
computer access, adding, 50 to 51
Continuous Play, 61, 63 to 64
creating for EasyMP, 39 to 54
dragging and dropping, 44 to 45
EasyMP, 56 to 57
rearranging, 49
slides, adding, 47 to 49
transferring to memory card, 52 to 54
transitions, 49 to 50
video access, adding, 50 to 51
130
Index
Presenters Online, 4, 103
Preview icon, 62
PrivateLine Support, 5, 103
Problems
color, 98
EasyMP, 101 to 102
image, 94 to 98
remote control, 100, 117
sound, 99
USB, 100
Projection lamp
See Lamp
Projector
carrying case, 8, 88
cleaning, 84
distance from screen, 10, 121
feet, adjusting height with, 25
installing, 106 to 107
lamp specifications, 122
options, 8
positioning, 10 to 11
resolution, 1, 121
shutting off, 27
software, 4
specifications, 121 to 126
transporting, 88
troubleshooting, 89 to 99
turning off, 27
turning on, 20 to 22
unpacking, 6 to 7
viewing information about, 81
Prompt setting, 80
PS/2 mouse cable, 6
Public address system, connecting to,
106 to 107
R
Raising image, 25
RCA AV cable, 15 to 18
Rear-screen projection, 81, 106
Registration, 5
Remote control
EasyMP, using for, 38
light button, 30
numbered buttons, 35
problems, 100, 117
specifications, 122
troubleshooting, 100, 117
turning on, 30
using, 29 to 38
wireless mouse, using as, 38
Replacing lamp, 86 to 88
Reset All menu, 70, 82
Resetting menu options, 71, 82
Resize button, 34
Resizing image, 34
Resolution, 1, 121
Return icon, 60, 61
S
Safety instructions, 115 to 117
Scenarios
adding slides, 47 to 49
background color, 47, 63 to 64
cells, 48
computer access, adding, 50 to 51
Continuous Play, 61
creating, 44 to 51
default location, 47
dragging and dropping PowerPoint files,
44 to 45
editing on the projector, 58 to 64
exiting, 57
presenting on the projector, 56 to 57
previewing slides, 62 to 63
problems, 101
rearranging, 49
running automatically, 52 to 53
Source Control, 50 to 51
transferring to memory card, 52 to 54
transitions, 49 to 50
video access, adding, 50 to 51
Screen image
See Image
Screen switching time setting, 49 to 50,
63 to 64
Screen, distance from projector, 10, 121
Screens, portable, 8
Setting menu, 70, 79 to 80
Sharpness setting, 74
.SIC files, 45, 52, 101
.SIT files, 52, 57, 101
Sleep mode, 27, 80
Slides
displaying manually, 57
displaying thumbnails, 62
hiding, 58 to 60
previewing, 62 to 63
rearranging, 58 to 60
setting options, 63 to 64
SmartMedia cards, 41
Software, 4
Sound
adjusting tone, 74 to 75
adjusting volume, 32, 74 to 75
problems, troubleshooting, 99
See also Audio
turning off (using A/V Mute), 33
Source button, 22
Source Control, inserting, 50 to 51
Source, selecting, 32
Speaker, specifications, 121
Speakers, connecting to, 106 to 107
Special effects buttons, 35 to 37
Special effects, adding to slide transitions,
49 to 50
Specifications
brightness, 1, 121
electrical, 122
environmental, 123
general, 121
lamp, 122
lens, 121
remote control, 122
resolution, 1, 121
safety, 123
Spotlight tool
customizing, 76
using, 37
Index 131
Startup Screen setting, 81
Startup screen, creating, 77 to 79
Status lights, 91 to 94
Stopping action, 33
Support
See Technical support
S-Video button, 32
S-Video cable, 7, 15
Sync, adjusting, 73
T
Technical support, 4 to 5, 103 to 104
Temperature
requirements, 123
status light, 91
Thumbnail slide images, 62
Tint setting, 74
Tone setting, 74 to 75
Tracking, ajusting, 73
Transporting projector, 88
Treble, adjusting, 74 to 75
Troubleshooting
EasyMP problems, 101 to 102
image and sound problems, 94 to 99
projector problems, 89 to 99
remote control problems, 100
Turning off picture (using A/V Mute), 33
Turning off projector, 27
Turning on projector, 20 to 22
U
Unpacking projector, 6 to 7
USB
installing driver, 42
problems, 100, 101
using cable to access memory card, 42
USB mouse cable, 6
132
Index
V
VCR, connecting to, 15 to 18
Video
adding to scenarios, 50 to 51
button, 32
display settings, viewing, 81 to 82
formats, supported, 1, 124 to 125
menu, 70, 72 to 74
picture in picture, 79
selecting source, 32
Video port pin assignments, 126
Video sources, connecting to, 15 to 18
Volume
adjusting, 32
button, 32
setting, 74 to 75
W
Warning lights, 91 to 94
Warranty, 5
Workstations, connecting projector to, 113
Z
Zoom ratio, 121
Zooming image, 25, 33
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