Setting Up the Projector. Epson PowerLite 62c, PowerLite 82c

Setting Up the Projector. Epson PowerLite 62c, PowerLite 82c

Setting Up the Projector

T his chapter tells you how to set up the projector and connect it to a computer or video source. You can connect up to four devices simultaneously: four video sources, one computer and three video sources, or two computers and two video sources.

You’ll find instructions for the following in this chapter:

■ Positioning the projector

Connecting to a computer

Connecting to video sources

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Positioning the Projector

Before connecting the projector, you need to decide where to place it. If you’re setting up the projector yourself and it isn’t already installed in the room you’re using, you’ll probably want to place it on a table in front of the screen, as shown.

This lets you stand in the front of the room, face the audience, and remain close enough to the equipment to be able to control it. Try to leave as much space as possible between the projector and the screen to get a good-size image.

Place the projector somewhere between 3 and 35 feet from the screen.

Use the figure below to help you determine exactly how far. Image size increases with distance, but can vary depending on how you’ve adjusted the optical zoom and other settings.

note

You can download the

Projection Distance

Calculator program from the

Drivers and Downloads section of Epson’s web site:

http://support.epson.com

.

29.5 to 35.4 feet

5.8 to 7 feet

2.8 to 3.4 feet

Also keep these considerations in mind:

Place the projector on a sturdy, level surface.

Make sure there is plenty of space for ventilation around and under the projector. Do not set the projector on top of loose papers that could block the vents under the projector.

Make sure the projector is within 6 feet (2 m) of a grounded electrical outlet or extension cord.

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Try to place the projector directly in front of the center of the screen, facing it toward the screen squarely. If the projector isn’t positioned this way, the image will be “keystone” shaped, instead of square or rectangular.

If you place the projector below the level of the screen, you’ll have to tilt it up by extending the front adjustable foot, as described on

page 38. This also causes the image to lose its rectangular shape, but

the Auto Keystone feature corrects the distortion automatically. If the image does not regain its rectangular shape, the tilt angle is greater than 30° or the Auto Keystone feature may have been disabled. To

turn it on, see page 61. To adjust it manually, see page 39.

note

The Auto Keystone feature corrects vertical distortion automatically. For more

information, see page 39.

Other Installations

You can also project from behind the screen or from the ceiling, with the projector mounted upside-down:

Rear projection (using a translucent screen)

Rear/ceiling projection (using a translucent screen)

Front/ceiling projection

To project from overhead, you’ll need the optional ceiling mount

hardware. (See page 13 for ordering information.) You’ll also need to

select

Front/Ceiling

or

Rear/Ceiling

for the Projection option in the

Extended menu. To project from the rear, select

Rear

. See page 62 for

more information.

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note

If you have an iBook with an

RCA video-out port, follow the instructions for connecting to a video device

on page 25.

Connecting to a Computer

You can connect the PowerLite projector to any computer that has a standard VGA or BNC monitor port, including PC notebook and laptop computers, Macintosh PowerBooks and iBooks, and hand-held devices. You can connect two computers at the same time.

Follow the instructions in this section to:

Connect the projector to your computer with the VGA cable included with the projector.

Connect the projector to your computer with a commercially available VGA–5BNC cable.

After connecting the projector to your computer, you may also want to:

Connect a USB cable to your projector so that you can use the

remote control as a wireless mouse; see page 21

Connect a monitor to the projector so you can view your presentation close-up as well as on-screen (not necessary if you’re

using a laptop); see page 22

Connect the projector to your computer with a commercially

available audio adapter to play computer audio; see page 23

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Connecting with the VGA Cable

Follow these instructions to connect to your computer with the VGA cable that came with your projector. Before you start, make sure your computer and the projector are turned off.

1. If you are connecting the projector to a desktop computer, disconnect the monitor cable from your computer.

2. Locate the VGA computer cable that came with the projector.

Connect one end of the cable to the projector’s

Computer1(Component)

VGA computer cable or

Computer2(Component) port. If you are going to connect your computer monitor to the projector for simultaneous display, use the

Computer1(Component)

port.

3. Connect the other end of the cable to your computer’s video-out or monitor port.

If you’re using a PowerBook or iBook and you can’t connect the cable, you may need to use an optional Macintosh video adapter; see your computer dealer.

4. If you want to view the display simultaneously on your computer

monitor and the projector screen, see “Connecting an External

Monitor” on page 22.

5. Tighten the screws on the connectors.

If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in

your projector and turn it on. See page 32 for instructions.

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VGA-5BNC cable

If more than one device is connected to the projector, select the correct source after projection starts by pressing the

Source Search button on the projector or the

Comp1

or

Comp2

button on the

remote control. See page 34.

Connecting with a VGA-5BNC Cable

If your computer provides video output through BNC connectors, follow these instructions to connect the projector to your computer with an optional VGA-5BNC cable. Before you start, make sure your computer and the projector are turned off.

1. Disconnect the monitor cable from your computer.

2. Connect the cable’s VGA connector to the projector’s

Computer1(Component) or

Computer2(Component) port. If you are going to connect your computer monitor to the projector for simultaneous display, use the

Computer1(Component)

port.

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3. Connect the BNC connectors to your computer’s BNC ports.

4. If you want to view the display simultaneously on your computer

monitor and the projector screen, see “Connecting an External

Monitor” on page 22.

5. Tighten the screws on the VGA connector.

If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in

your projector and turn it on. See page 32 for instructions.

If more than one device is connected to the projector, select the correct source after projection starts by pressing the

Source Search button on the projector or the

Comp1

or

Comp2

button on the

remote control. See page 34.

Connecting a USB Cable for Remote Mouse

Control

Using the remote control as a wireless mouse lets you click through slide show-style presentations, such as PowerPoint, from up to 20 feet away. This makes it easy to deliver your presentation, since you won’t need to stand near your computer.

To use the wireless mouse function, you will need a USB cable, a system with a working USB port, and the full version of one of these operating systems:

Windows

®

Windows 98SE, 2000, Me, or XP

Macintosh

Macintosh OS 9, OS X

1. If you are using a desktop computer, disconnect the mouse cable from your computer.

2. Connect the square end of the USB cable to the projector’s

USB port.

note

For details about using the remote control as a wireless

mouse, see page 49.

3. Connect the flat end of the cable to any available USB port on your computer.

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 32 for instructions.

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note

Some LCD monitors may not be able to display the image correctly. If you have trouble displaying the image, connect a multiscan monitor. If you’re projecting computer images, make sure the computer’s refresh rate is set to 65 Hz or greater.

Connecting an External Monitor

If you want to see your presentation close-up as well as on the projection screen, you can connect an external monitor to the projector. This lets you view images on your computer monitor while the projector is in standby mode (plugged in but not turned on) and check your presentation or switch between picture sources even if you’ve pressed the

A/V Mute

button on the remote control to turn off projection on the screen.

Simultaneous display is possible only when the computer is connected to the projector’s

Computer1(Component)

port.

Make sure the projector and computer are off. Then connect the monitor’s cable to the projector’s

Monitor Out

port, as shown:

If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in

your projector and turn it on. See page 32 for instructions.

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Playing Sound Through the Projector

Your computer probably has its own sound system; however, it may not be adequate for your presentation. If you need more volume, you can connect a commercially available 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) from a computer or electronics dealer.

1. Connect one end of the audio cable to the corresponding

Audio jack on the projector.

2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to your laptop’s

headphone jack or audio-out jack, or your desktop’s speaker or audio-out port.

If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in

your projector and turn it on. See page 32 for instructions.

note

If you’ve connected two computers to the projector, you can play sound from both. Connect the audio cable for the computer connected to the

Computer2(Component)

connector to the corresponding

Audio

jack on the projector. Connect the other end of the cable to the second computer.

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note

The projector does not support TV antenna cable

F connectors.

Connecting to Video Sources

You can connect a DVD player, VCR, camcorder, laser disc player, digital camera, gaming console—such as Microsoft Xbox, Sony

PlayStation 2, or Nintendo GameCube—or any other compatible video source to your projector. You can connect up to four video devices at one time.

The projector supports HDTV, SDTV, NTSC, PAL, and SECAM, and automatically detects the video format. It can receive composite video, S-Video, RGB video, and component video. The type of cable you need depends on the video source:

For composite video, use a commercially available RCA A/V

cable. See page 25.

For S-Video, use the S-Video cable supplied with your video

device or order one from Epson. See page 26.

For RGB video, use the VGA computer cable included with the

projector. See page 27.

For component video, you’ll need the optional Epson component

video cable. See page 28.

After connecting your video device to the projector, you may want to connect an audio cable to play sound from your video equipment

through the projector’s built-in speaker. See page 29 for instructions.

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Connecting a Composite Video Source

If you’re connecting a composite video device, use a commercially available RCA A/V cable. Before starting, make sure the projector and your DVD player or other video source are turned off.

1. Connect the yellow RCA plug on one end of the cable to the projector’s yellow

Video

jack.

2. Connect the yellow plug on the other end of the cable to the video-out port on your video source.

3. To play sound through the projector, follow the instructions

beginning on page 29.

If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in

your projector and turn it on. See page 32 for instructions.

If more than one device is connected to the projector, select the correct source after projection starts by pressing the

Source Search button on the projector or the

Video

button on the remote control.

See page 34.

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Connecting an S-Video Source

If your video source has an S-Video jack, you can use it to project a higher quality video image. You’ll need an S-Video cable, which is usually provided with your video source, or you can purchase one

from Epson (part number ELPSV01). See page 13 for ordering

information.

Before starting, make sure the projector and your DVD player or other video source are turned off.

1. Insert one end of the S-Video cable into the projector’s

S-Video port and the other end into the S-Video output port of your video source.

2. To play sound through the projector, follow the instructions

beginning on page 29.

If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in

your projector and turn it on. See page 32 for instructions.

If more than one device is connected to the projector, select the correct source after projection starts by pressing the

Source Search button on the projector or the

S-Video

button on the remote control.

See page 34.

Connecting an RGB Video Source

Follow these instructions to connect the projector to a video player or satellite receiver that has an RGB video output port using the VGA computer cable that came with the projector.

Before starting, make sure the projector and your DVD player or other video source are turned off.

1. Connect one end of the VGA computer cable to the

Computer1(Component) or

Computer2(Component)

port on the projector.

2. Connect the other end to the video port on your player.

3. To play sound through the projector, follow the instructions

beginning on page 29.

If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in

your projector and turn it on. See page 32 for instructions.

If more than one device is connected to the projector, select

Computer 1 (RGB)

or

Computer 2 (RGB)

as the source, depending on which port you used, after projection starts by pressing the

Source

Search

button on the projector or the

Comp1

or

Comp2

button, depending on which port you used, on the remote control. See

page 34.

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Connecting a Component Video Source

If your video source has component video connectors, you can use them to project a higher quality video image. You’ll need a component video cable, which can be purchased from Epson (part

number ELPKC19). See page 13 for ordering information.

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

Computer1(Component)

or

Computer2(Component)

port.

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2. Insert the three ends of the component video cable into the

R

,

G

, and

B

ports on your video source.

3. To play sound through the projector, follow the instructions

beginning on page 29.

If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in

your projector and turn it on. See page 32 for instructions.

If more than one device is connected to your projector, select

Computer1 (Component Video) or

Computer2 (Component

Video)

as the source, depending on which port you used by pressing the Source Search button on the projector or the

Comp1

or

Comp2 button, depending on which port you used, on the remote control.

See page 34.

Playing Sound Through the Projector

The projector has a built-in speaker with a maximum output of 5 W.

You can play sound from your video equipment through the projector’s speaker if your video device has an audio output port.

For RCA-Style Audio Output Ports

Most video devices have an RCA-style audio output port. In this case, use a commercially available audio adapter to connect the projector to your video source:

1. Connect the 3.5-mm stereo miniplug end of the audio adapter cable to the

Audio

jack corresponding to your video source. For example, if you’ve connected your video device to the projector’s

Video

port, connect the adapter to the

Audio

jack next to it.

note

To play sound from a source, you must connect the audio cable to the correct audio jack.

When you switch the video source, the projector automatically plays sound from the new source.

2. Connect the red and white plugs on the other end of the audio adapter cable to the corresponding color-coded audio output port on your video source.

If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in

your projector and turn it on. See page 32 for instructions.

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note

To play sound from a source, you must connect the audio cable to the correct audio output jack.

For Stereo Mini-Jack Audio Output Ports

Some video devices, especially camcorders, may have a stereo mini-jack audio output port. In this case, use a commercially available stereo mini-jack audio cable to connect to the projector:

1. Connect one end of the audio cable to the

Audio

jack corresponding to your video source. For example, if you’ve connected your video device to the projector’s

S-Video

port, connect the adapter to the

Audio

jack next to it.

When you switch the video source, the projector automatically plays sound from the new source.

2. Connect the other end of the cable to your video device’s audio output port.

If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in

your projector and turn it on. See page 32 for instructions.

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