Fine-tuning the Projector. Epson PowerLite 62c, PowerLite 82c

Fine-tuning the Projector. Epson PowerLite 62c, PowerLite 82c

Fine-tuning the Projector

Y ou can use the

Menu

button on the projector or remote control to access on-screen menus to adjust the image, sound, and other features.

This chapter covers the following information:

Using the menu system

Adjusting image colors and clarity

Adjusting the input signal

Customizing projector features

Selecting projector setup options

Viewing lamp usage and other information

Using the projector’s security features

Restoring the default settings

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Using the Projector’s Menu System

The six projector menus let you adjust and customize the projector features:

The

Image

menu lets you modify the colors of the projected image and fine-tune brightness, contrast, and sharpness.

The

Signal

menu lets you make adjustments to the input signal.

You can select your input source, change the image position and aspect ratio, and adjust tracking and sync for computer images.

The

Settings

menu lets you customize the way you use the projector. It allows you to adjust the volume and keystone correction, set lamp brightness to high or low, select the shape of the mouse pointer, and disable buttons on the projector while you are projecting.

The

Extended

menu lets you customize the way you set up the projector. Among the options, you can select the menu language, set rear or ceiling projection, and record a custom image or logo to be displayed as the startup screen or whenever you press the

A/V Mute

button on the remote control.

The

Info

menu provides information about lamp status and computer or video settings.

The

Reset

menu lets you restore the projector’s factory default settings.

Changing Menu Settings

Use the buttons on the remote control to access the menus and change settings. Follow these steps:

1. Press the

Menu

button on the remote control or projector to display the menu screen:

Menu options

Menu button Esc button

Menus

Enter button Arrow buttons

The six menus are listed on the left, and the options available for the highlighted menu are shown on the right.

2. Use the pointer button on the remote control or the up and down arrow buttons on the projector to scroll through the menu list. When you’ve highlighted the desired menu, press the

Enter button to select it.

The highlight moves to the first option for that menu.

3. Use the pointer button or the up and down arrow buttons to scroll through the list of options. (The options available depend on which source is selected.)

Pointer button

Enter button Esc button

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4. After highlighting the option you want to adjust, use the pointer button on the remote control or left or right arrow buttons on the projector to change the setting. In some cases, you may have to press the

Enter

button to see a sub-screen for changing the setting.

Press the left or right side of the pointer button or the left or right arrow buttons on the projector to adjust a slider bar.

To select from two or more settings, use the pointer button or arrow buttons to highlight the desired setting, then press

Enter

.

5. Press the

Esc

button to return to the previous menu or to close the menu system if you are at the main menu. Your changes are saved automatically.

6. Press the

Menu

button to exit the menu system.

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Adjusting Colors and Clarity

The Image menu lets you make adjustments to the colors of the projected image and fine-tune brightness, contrast, and sharpness.

The options available depend on which image source is selected:

Computer (analog-RGB) and RGB video

Component, composite, and S-video

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 Image menu.

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note

You can also select

High

or

Low

brightness mode in the

Settings menu. See page 61.

3. Use the pointer button (or the up and down arrow buttons) and press

Enter

to select any of the following options:

Color Mode

Corrects the vividness of image color. You can select from the following settings, and save a different one for each computer and/or video source:

Photo:

For projecting still images with vivid color in a bright room (Computer input only).

Sports:

For watching TV in a bright room (component,

S-Video, or composite video input only).

Presentation:

For presentations in a bright room.

Theatre:

For optimizing movie images with natural color in a dark room (the default for video or S-Video display).

Game:

For playing video games in a bright room.

sRGB:

For standard sRGB computer displays (the default when projecting from a computer with analog video).

Blackboard:

Fixed color mode for projecting against a green blackboard.

Brightness

Lightens or darkens the overall image.

Contrast

Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas.

Color Saturation

(component, composite, and S-Video)

Adjusts the depth or intensity of the image colors.

Tint

(component, composite, and S-Video)

Adjusts the balance of green to magenta in the image.

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■ Sharpness

Sharpens or softens the image.

■ Color Adjustment

Adjusts the temperature and intensity of red, green, and blue.

4. When the image is set correctly, press

Esc

or

Menu

. Your settings are automatically saved.

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Adjusting the Input Signal

Although the projector normally detects and optimizes the input signal automatically, you can use the Signal menu to make manual adjustments. In addition to changing the position of the projected image, you can correct tracking and sync for computer images, or change the aspect ratio to widescreen format for video images.

1. Press the

Menu

button. You see the Image menu.

2. Select the

Signal

menu. You see one of the following screens:

Computer (analog-RGB) and RGB video

Component video

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Composite video and S-video

3. Press

Enter

. Then use the pointer button (or up and down arrow buttons) and the

Enter

button to select any of the following options:

■ Auto Setup

(computer images)

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.

Tracking

(computer images)

Removes unwanted vertical lines from a computer image by matching the projector’s internal clock to various computer

signals. See page 91 for more information about adjusting the

tracking.

Sync

(computer images)

Corrects fuzziness or screen flicker by synchronizing the projector with the tracking signal sent from the computer.

See page 91 for more information about adjusting the sync

setting.

Position

Use the pointer button or arrow buttons to move the image on the screen left, right, up, or down.

Progressive

Leave this setting

ON

when viewing S-Video or composite video so that interlaced-to-progressive conversion is carried out (best for fast-moving pictures). If you notice flickering while viewing still images, switch this setting to

OFF

.

■ Computer 1 Input

Selects the signal from equipment connected to the

Computer1(Component)

port. If your image colors look wrong, try changing this setting from

Auto

to one of the following:

RGB

for computer or RGB video sources, or

Component Video

for component video sources.

note

If you have repositioned the image but then change your mind, you can press the

Auto

button on the remote control to restore the default settings.

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■ Computer 2 Input

Selects the signal from equipment connected to the

Computer2(Component)

port. If your image colors look wrong, try changing this setting from

Auto

to one of the following:

RGB

for computer or RGB video sources, or

Component Video

for component video sources.

Video Signal

(composite and S-Video)

Leave this setting at

Auto

unless you are using a 60-Hz PAL system (select

PAL60

).

Resize

(video)

Sets the image’s aspect ratio (ratio of width to height) to

4:3 for letterbox video content and to

16:9

for widescreen video content.

4. When you’re finished adjusting the signal settings, press

Esc or

Menu

.

Customizing Projector Features

The Settings menu lets you customize the way you use the projector, from adjusting lamp brightness and speaker volume to changing the shape of the mouse pointer.

1. Press the

Menu

button.

2. Select the

Settings

menu.

3. Press

Enter

. Then use the pointer button (or up and down arrow buttons) and the

Enter

button to set the following options:

■ Keystone

Adjusts a distorted image from a trapezoid shape to rectangular.

Auto Keystone

Automatically adjusts a distorted image from a trapezoid shape to rectangular when the projector’s foot is extended or retracted. (Not available when you’re projecting from the ceiling or using rear projection.) Select

ON

or

OFF

.

Operation Lock

When turned on, this function disables all projector buttons except the P

Power

button. Changes to this setting take effect after you restart the projector. (After you turn off the projector, wait for the Ppower light to turn a steady orange before turning it on again.)

Pointer Shape

Lets you select from three different pointer shapes. The

Password Protect function must be cancelled first. See

page 68.

Brightness Control

Select

Low

lamp brightness when the projection is too bright for the room. The

Low

setting also reduces electricity consumption and fan noise. Select

High

to project the maximum brightness. (Also check the

Brightness

setting in

the Image menu; see page 56.)

■ Volume

Adjusts the volume for the projector’s speaker.

4. When you’re finished, press

Esc

or

Menu.

note

To cancel the Operation

Lock function from the projector, press the

Enter

button for about seven seconds.

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Selecting Projector Setup Options

Use the Extended menu to customize the way you set up the projector. You can configure the projector for rear and/or ceiling projection, change the language for the menus and messages, set the screen background color, capture and store a custom image or logo for the startup screen, and set up the projector for network use.

1. Press the

Menu

button.

2. Select the

Extended

menu. You see the features and their settings on the right side:

note

The Startup Screen option cannot be turned off if the

User’s Logo Protect feature has been turned on. See

page 68.

3. Press

Enter

. Then use the pointer button (or the up and down arrow buttons) and the

Enter

button to set the following options:

■ Display

Message:

Lets you turn screen messages on or off.

Background Color:

Sets the screen background to

Black

,

Blue

, or

Logo

when the

A/V Mute

button is pressed.

Startup Screen:

Enables or disables display of the startup screen when the projector is turned on.

User’s Logo

Turn on to display the image or logo you have captured

whenever the projector is turned on. See page 66 for more

information.

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Projection

Front:

Projector is in front of the screen.

Front/Ceiling:

Projector is in front of the screen, mounted upside-down from the ceiling.

Rear:

Projector is behind the screen.

Rear/Ceiling:

Projector is behind the screen, mounted upside-down from the ceiling.

Operation

Direct Power:

When this feature is enabled, projection starts as soon as you plug in the power cord. You don’t have to press the P

Power

button.

Sleep Mode:

When Sleep Mode is on, the projector turns off the lamp if it has not received any input signals for 30 minutes.

High Altitude Mode:

When using the projector at an altitude above 4,921 feet, turn this setting on to ensure that the internal temperature of the projector is regulated properly. Turn this setting off for lower elevations.

Standby Mode:

Set to

Network ON

to monitor your projector over a network and perform other network functions when the projector is in standby mode.

COM Port

Turn on

USB

only if you’re controlling the projector from a computer with the EMP Link 21L software. This software can be downloaded from the Epson website at support.epson.com. (You must turn the projector off and then on again to use the new setting.)

■ Language

Select the language to be used for the projector menus.

4. When you’re finished, press

Esc

or

Menu

.

note

When

Direct Power

is turned on, press the

P

Power

button to turn the projector off, wait until

the P power light turns a

steady orange, then unplug the power cord.

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note

You can make changes to many of the signal settings on

the Signal menu. See page 58

for details.

Viewing Lamp Usage and Other

Information

Use the Info 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 and select the

Info

menu. You see one of the following menus:

note

The lamp usage timer doesn’t register until you’ve used the lamp for at least 10 hours.

Computer (analog RGB, digital RGB, RGB

Video/Component video, YCbCr, YPbPr)

Video (Composite video, S-Video)

■ Lamp Hours

Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used. The life span of the lamp ranges from about 2000 hours in

High brightness mode to about 3000 hours in

Low

brightness mode. If the number shown is close to 2000 or the information is displayed in red, make sure you have a spare lamp handy.

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Source

Displays the input source currently being projected.

Input Signal

(computer, RGB video, and component video)

Displays the input signal setting.

Resolution

(computer, RGB video, and component video)

Displays the input resolution.

Video Signal

(composite and S-Video)

Displays the video signal format.

Refresh Rate

(computer, RGB video, and component video)

Displays the refresh rate.

■ Sync Info

(computer, RGB video, and component video)

Provides information that may be needed by the service technician.

2. When you’re finished, press

Esc or

Menu

.

Using the Projector’s Security Features

To prevent unauthorized use of the projector, you can do the following:

Create an identifying user logo that is displayed at startup and/or when the

A/V Mute

button is pressed

Assign a password; this can be disabled for a set period if you want to loan the projector to someone

Disable the projector’s buttons; this is useful, for example, if you’re projecting in a classroom and you want to ensure that no one touches the projector’s buttons while you’re using the remote control

If you create a user’s logo for the projector, you can lock the logo on so it is displayed as the startup screen and/or AV/Mute screen.

Unauthorized users cannot turn it off or change it. This feature is intended to discourage theft and provides a way to identify the projector should it be stolen.

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note

If you should happen to enable the password before you set one and you see the prompt to enter the password, enter the default password

0000

to proceed.

If you assign the projector a password, a screen appears requesting the password whenever the projector is turned on. If you enter the password incorrectly three times in succession, the projector’s operation is locked and you’ll need to disconnect the power cord, then reconnect it to redisplay the password screen. If an incorrect password is entered 30 times in a row, the projector is locked and you’ll need to

contact Epson to unlock it. See “Where To Get Help” on page 95.

If someone else will be using the projector for awhile but you want to make sure that person returns it by a certain time, you can temporarily disable the password for a set period. When that time has elapsed, the password is reactivated and must be entered before the projector can be used.

When you enable the Operation Lock feature, all of the projector’s buttons are disabled except the P

Power

button.

note

If the User’s Logo Protect function is

ON

, you see a message that the logo cannot be recorded. You’ll need to disable the User’s Logo

Protect function before you can create or change the

User’s Logo. See page 68.

Creating Your Own Screen Logo

You can transfer any image on your computer to the projector, and then use it as the startup screen and/or the screen that is displayed when you press the A/V Mute button. The image can be a company logo, slogan, photograph, or any other image you want to use. The projector considers this image the “User’s Logo.”

Follow these steps to capture the image and transfer it to the projector:

1. Display 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.

2. Press the

Menu

button and select the

Extended menu.

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3. Use the pointer button (or the down arrow button) and press

Enter to select

User’s Logo

.

4. When you see a message asking if you want to use the present image as a user’s logo, select

Yes

and press

Enter

. A selection box displays over the image.

5. Use the pointer button on the remote control or the arrow buttons on the projector to select the area of the image you want to use. Once you have selected the area, press

Enter

.

6. When you see the message

Select this image?

, choose

Yes

and press

Enter

. If you want to change the area selected, select

No

, press

Enter and repeat steps 5 and 6.

7. When you see this screen, select a zoom rate (display size), and then press

Enter

.

8. When you see the message

Save image as user’s logo?

, select

Yes

and press

Enter

. Saving the logo takes a few moments. Do not use the projector or other sources (computer, video, etc.) while the logo is being saved.

9. When you see the message

Completed

, press

Esc

.

10. To display the logo as the background screen when the A/V Mute button is press, select the

Display

menu and press

Enter

.

11. Select

Background Color

and press

Enter

. Then select

Logo

and press

Enter

.

12. When you’re finished, press

Menu

to exit the menus.

note

The default setting for the

Startup Screen

option in the

Display

menu is

ON

. If the

Startup Screen

is set to

OFF

, the logo will not display at startup.

If the User’s Logo Protect function has been set to

ON

, the

Background Color

setting cannot be changed.

You need to turn the protect

function off first. See page 68

for details.

Once you’ve saved a user’s logo, you cannot reset the logo setting to its factory default

(no logo).

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note

If a password has already been set, you see the

Password Protect Release

screen. See “Starting the

Projector with a Password” on page 69.

Setting a Password

1. Press the

Freeze

button on the remote control for about 7 seconds until you see the Password Protect menu:

Hold down this button to activate the numeric keypad

2. Select

Password

and press

Enter

. You see the message

Change the password?

3. Select

Yes

and press

Enter

.

4. Hold down the

Num

key on the remote control and use the numeric keypad to enter a 4-digit password.

The password will be displayed as

****

. After you enter the last digit, a confirmation screen appears. Enter the password again.

5. After you finish setting the password, press the

Esc

button to return to the Password Protect menu.

Make a note of the password and keep it in a safe place in case you forget it.

Use these buttons like a numeric keypad to enter the password

Turning On the Password and User’s Logo

1. Press the

Freeze

button on the remote control for about 7 seconds until you see the Password Protect menu.

2. To enable the password, select

Power ON Protect

and press

Enter

. Select

ON

then press

Esc

.

3. If you want to disable the password temporarily, select

Timer

and press

Enter

. Then hold down the

Num

button while you use the numeric keypad to enter the number of hours (from 0 to 9999) that you want the password feature disabled. If you want the projector to request the password every time it is turned on, set the timer to

0H

.

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The countdown for the elapsed time begins as soon as you close the Password Protect menu. (You can check the elapsed time in this menu next to

Time elapsed

.)

4. To enable your screen logo, select

User’s Logo Protect

and press

Enter

. Select

ON

and press

Enter

.

When this feature is on the logo appears whenever the projector is turned on (if the

Startup Screen

is enabled in the Extended

menu; see page 62) and as the A/V Mute screen (if you selected

the

Logo

as the

Background Color

in the Extended menu).

None of the User’s Logo features can be changed when the User’s

Logo Protect function is enabled.

5. Press

Menu

to close the Password Protect menu.

If you lose the remote control, you will not be able to enter the password, so keep the remote control in a safe place at all times.

When the period defined in the Time-elapsed setting has passed, and the password is entered correctly, the elapsed time will be reset to

0 and the countdown will start again. Remember to disable or change this setting when you need to.

Starting the Projector with a Password

When the password function is enabled, you see this screen when you turn on the projector:

Press down the

Num

button on the remote control as you use the numeric keypad buttons to enter the password. Once you have entered the password correctly, the password screen closes, and projection begins.

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If the password is not correct, you see the message

Wrong password.

Please try again.

If you enter an incorrect password three times in succession, you see the message

The projector’s operation will be locked. Request code xxxxx

and the projector switches to standby mode for approximately 5 minutes. Write down the request code.

Then disconnect the projector’s power cord from the electrical outlet, reconnect it, and turn the projector back on.

When you see the Password Protect Release screen again, you can try to enter the correct password.

If you have forgotten the password, contact Epson with the request code number that appears in the Password Protect Release screen for

assistance. See “Where To Get Help” on page 95.

If you enter an incorrect password 30 times in succession, the projector remains locked and you must contact Epson to unlock it.

note

To cancel Operation Lock, press the projector’s

Enter

button for seven seconds.

Disabling the Projector’s Buttons

When you enable the Operation Lock function, all the projector’s buttons are disabled except for the P

Power

button.

1. Press the

Menu

button.

2. Select the

Settings

menu and press

Enter

.

3. Use the pointer button (or up and down arrow buttons) to select

Operation Lock

and press the

Enter

button.

4. Select

ON

and press

Enter

.

5. Select

Yes

and press

Enter

to confirm the setting.

6. Press the

Menu

button.

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Restoring the Default Settings

The Reset menu lets you return most projector menu settings to their default values. It also lets you reset the lamp hours to their initial

default value; see page 79 for instructions on resetting the lamp timer.

To reset most projector menu settings, select

Reset All

and press the

Enter

button to display the confirmation screen. Select

Yes

to reset all the default settings or

No

to cancel.

note

The input signal, Video

Signal, User’s Logo, and

Language settings do not return to their defaults when you select

Reset All

. To reset the input signal or video signal, use the

Reset

option on the Signal menu; see

page 58 for details. To reset

the User’s Logo and

Language settings, use the

Reset

option on the

Extended menu; see page 62

for details.

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