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Sony Cineza VPL-HS51A Operating Instructions Manual

Sony video projector operating instructions.

2-654-967-11 (1)
Video Projector
Operating Instructions
© 2005 Sony Corporation

Summary of Contents

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    2-654-967-11 (1) Video Projector Operating Instructions VPL-HS51A VPL-HS60 © 2005 Sony Corporation...

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    For the customers in the USA If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Service Center 1-800-222-7669 or The number below is for FCC related matters only. Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: VPL-HS51A/HS60...

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    For the customers in Canada (VPL-HS60 only) This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Voor de klanten in Nederland Gooi de batterij niet weg maar lever deze in als klein chemisch afval (KCA). The socket-outlet should be installed near the equipment and be easily accessible.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Precautions ...6 Connections and Preparations Unpacking ...7 Step 1: Installing the Projector ...8 Before Setting Up the Projector ... 9 Installing the Projector and a Screen ...10 Step 2: Connecting the Projector ...13 Connecting to a DVD Player/ Recorder or Digital Tuner ...13 Connecting to Video Equipment 15...

  • Page 6: Precautions

    Precautions On safety • Check that the operating voltage of your unit is identical with the voltage of your local power supply. • Should any liquid or solid object fall into the cabinet, unplug the unit and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it further.

  • Page 7: Unpacking

    Connections and Preparations This section describes how to install the projector and screen, how to connect the equipment from which you want to project the picture, etc. Unpacking Check the carton to make sure it contains the following items: • Remote control (1) •...

  • Page 8: Step 1: Installing The Projector

    Step 1: Installing the Projector The projector’s lens shift feature allows you to choose a variety of installation locations for your projector. You can enjoy home entertainment with this projector in the following situations. Enjoying home theater Enjoying video games on a large screen Step 1: Installing the Projector Watching sports, etc.

  • Page 9: Before Setting Up The Projector

    Before Setting Up the Projector Do not place the projector in the following situations, which may cause malfunction or damage to the projector. Poorly ventilated Highly heated and humid Subject to direct cool or warm air from an air-conditioner Installing in such a location may cause malfunction of the unit due to moisture condensation or rise in temperature.

  • Page 10: Installing The Projector And A Screen

    Installing the Projector and a Screen The installation distance between the projector and a screen varies depending on the size of the screen. Determine the installation position of the projector and screen. You can obtain a good quality picture if you position the projector with the center of the lens within the areas indicated in the gray areas in the illustration.

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    When using the 16:9 aspect ratio screen Screen size (inches) a (minimum) 1170 1770 b (maximum) 1790 2710 (106 To calculate the installation measurements (SS: Screen Size) a (minimum) = {(SS × 21.27/0.7227) – 35.160899} × 1.025 b (maximum) = {(SS × 33.9409273/0.7227) – 37.678872} × 0.975 c = (SS/0.7227 ×...

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    Position the projector so that the lens is parallel to the screen. Top view Screen Project an image on the screen and adjust the picture so that it fits the screen. (1 page 17) To project an image, connect video equipment to the projector. (1 page Note When using a screen with an uneven surface, stripes pattern may rarely appear on the screen depending on the distance between the screen and the projector or the zooming...

  • Page 13: Step 2: Connecting The Projector, Recorder Or Digital Tuner

    Step 2: Connecting the Projector When making connections, be sure to do the following: • Turn off all equipment before making any connections. • Use the proper cables for each connection. • Insert the cable plugs properly; plugs that are not fully inserted often generate noise.

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    To connect to a DVD player/recorder equipped with HDMI output You can enjoy better picture quality by connecting a DVD player/recorder equipped with HDMI output to the HDMI input of the projector. Rear of the projector HDMI : Video signal flow Note When the 720p signals (signals preset with memory Nos.

  • Page 15: Connecting To Video Equipment

    Connecting to Video Equipment You can connect a DVD player/recorder which is not equipped with component video connectors, hard disk video recorder, VCR or laser disk player. See also the instruction manual of each equipment. Rear of the projector VIDEO S VIDEO INPUT A INPUT...

  • Page 16: Connecting To A Computer

    Connecting to a Computer Rear of the projector VIDEO S VIDEO INPUT A INPUT : Video signal flow Set “Input A Signal Sel.” in the Setup signal does not appear properly, set it to “Computer.” Note If you set your computer, such as a notebook type, to output the signal to both your computer’s display and an external monitor, the picture of the external monitor may not appear properly.

  • Page 17: Position

    Step 3: Adjusting the Picture Size and Position Project an image on the screen and then adjust the picture position. LIGHT INPUT DYNAMIC STANDARD PICTURE MODE USER 1 USER 2 ENTER The I/1 (on/standby), INPUT, MENU, and M/m/</,/ENTER (joystick) buttons on the side panel of the projector function the same as those on the remote control.

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    Press the I/1 (on/standby) switch to turn on the projector. The ON/STANDBY indicator flashes in green, then lights. Turn on the equipment connected to the projector. Refer to the operating instructions of the connected equipment. Press INPUT to project the picture on the screen. Each time you press the button, the input indication changes.

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    To adjust the horizontal position Turn the LENS SHIFT dial right or left. The picture moves right or left by a maximum of half of the screen size from the center of the lens. To adjust the vertical position Turn the LENS SHIFT dial up or down. The picture moves up or down by a maximum of the screen size from the center of the lens.

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    Note When you use the horizontal and vertical lens shift features at the same time, you can move the picture vertically by a maximum of half of the screen size. Adjust the picture size using the zoom ring. Adjust the focus using the focus ring. To adjust the tilt of the installation surface If the projector is installed on an uneven surface, use the adjusters to keep the projector level.

  • Page 21: Language

    Step 4: Selecting the Menu Language You can select one of fifteen languages for displaying the menu and other on- screen displays. The factory default setting is English. You can operate the menu using the M/m/</, (arrow) buttons on the side panel of the projector instead of the M/m/</,/ENTER buttons on the remote control.

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    Press M or m to select the Setup ENTER. The setting items of the selected menu appears. Press M or m to select “Language,” and press , or ENTER. Press M or m to select a language, and press ENTER. The menu changes to the selected language.

  • Page 23: Projecting The Picture On The Screen

    Projecting This section describes how to operate the projector to view the picture from a DVD player, etc. connected to the projector. It also describes how to adjust the quality of the picture to suit your taste. Projecting the Picture on the Screen LIGHT INPUT DYNAMIC...

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    Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input you want to project on the screen. Display the indication of the input you want. Example: To view the picture from the video equipment connected to the VIDEO INPUT jack. INPUT To view the picture from Video equipment connected to the VIDEO INPUT connector Video equipment connected to S VIDEO INPUT connector S-Video...

  • Page 25: Turning Off The Power

    Turn the focus ring to adjust the focus. Adjust to obtain sharp focus. Turning Off the Power Press the I/1 (on/standby) switch. A message “POWER OFF?” appears on the screen. Press the I/1 switch again. The ON/STANDBY indicator flashes in green and the fan continues to run to reduce the internal heat.

  • Page 26: Selecting The Wide Screen Mode

    Selecting the Wide Screen Mode You can enjoy various wide screen mode according to the video signal received. You can also select it using the menu. (1 page 39) Press WIDE MODE. Each time you press the button, you can select the “Wide Mode” setting. Full A picture squeezed to 4:3 is displayed with the correct aspect ratio.

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    Normal A picture with normal 4:3 aspect ratio is displayed in the center of the screen to fill the vertical screen size. Wide Zoom A 4:3 aspect ratio picture is enlarged and the upper and lower portions of the picture are compressed to fit the 16:9 screen. Use this mode to view news, variety shows, etc.

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    Notes on selecting the wide screen mode • Select the wide screen mode taking into account that changing the aspect ratio of the original picture will provide a different look from that of the original image. • Note that if the projector is used for profit or for public viewing, modifying the original picture by switching to the wide mode may constitute an infringement of the rights of authors or producers, which are legally protected.

  • Page 29: Selecting The Picture Viewing Mode

    Selecting the Picture Viewing Mode You can select the picture viewing mode that best suits the type of program or room condition. Press one of the PICTURE MODE buttons (DYNAMIC, STANDARD, CINEMA and USER 1, 2 and 3). DYNAMIC Select for enhanced picture sharpness in bright environment. STANDARD Recommended for normal viewing condition in your home.

  • Page 30: Adjusting The Picture Quality

    Adjusting the Picture Quality You can adjust the picture quality that suits your taste by selecting the adjustment items with the remote control. The adjusted data can be stored in each picture mode. Press ADJ PIC. Each time you press the button, the following adjustment windows* are displayed in sequence.

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    Example: To adjust the contrast Contrast For details on each adjustment, see “Adjust Picture” in the Picture menu. (1 page 37) Make the setting or adjustment on an item. When changing the adjustment level To increase the value, press M or ,. To decrease the value, press m or <.

  • Page 32: Adjusting The Picture Using Real Color Processing

    Adjusting the Picture Using Real Color Processing The Real Color Processing (RCP) feature allows you to adjust the color and hue of each target of the projected picture you specify independently. You can thus obtain a picture more suitable to your taste. Freeze the scene of the video source when you are adjusting the picture using Real Color Processing.

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    RCP (Real Color Processing) Color Select : Position : Range : RCP Color : RCP Hue : Sel : Set : 2 Press to select “Position” or “Range,” and specify it more delicate color and color range you want to adjust using RCP (Real Color Processing) Color Select : Position :...

  • Page 34: Operation Through The Menus

    Using the Menus This section describes how to make various adjustments and settings using the menus. Operation through the Menus The projector is equipped with an on-screen menu for making various adjustments and settings. Some of the adjustable/setting items are displayed in a pop-up menu, in a setting menu or adjustment menu with no main menu, or in the next menu window.

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    Press M or m to select a menu item, and press , or ENTER. The items that can be set or adjusted with the selected menu appear. The item presently selected is shown as a yellow button. Press M or m to select an item you want to set or adjust and press , or ENTER.

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    Make the setting or adjustment on an item. When changing the adjustment level To increase the value, press M or ,. To decrease the value, press m or <. Press ENTER to restore the original screen. When changing the setting Press M or m to change the setting.

  • Page 37: Picture Menu

    Picture Menu The Picture menu is used for adjusting the picture. Picture Mode : Cinema Picture Adjust Picture RCP : O ff Signal Function Installation Setup Information Sel: Set: Back: Exit: Item Description Picture Mode You can select picture viewing mode that best suits the type of picture or the environment.

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    Item Description Adjust Picture Black Level Emphasizes black color to produce a bolder “dynamic” picture. Set according Adj (Adjust) to the input signal source. Off: Cancels this feature. Low: Gives lower emphasis to the black color. High: Gives higher emphasis to the black color. Gamma Selects a favorite tone from three options.

  • Page 39: Signal Menu

    Signal Menu The Signal menu is used to adjust the input signal. You can adjust the size of the picture, and select wide screen mode, etc Adjust Signal Picture Wide Mode : F u l l V Position : Signal Function Installation Setup...

  • Page 40: Function Menu

    Function menu The Function menu is used for changing the settings of the function of the projector. Smart APA : Picture Auto Input Search : Standby Mode : Signal Power Saving: Function Installation Setup Information Sel: Set: Item Description Smart APA With this item set to On, the APA function works automatically for a signal input from a computer so that the picture can be seen clearly.

  • Page 41: Installation Menu

    Notes • You cannot change the network settings with this projector. For information on networking, consult with qualified Sony personnel. • Be sure to set “Standby Mode” in the Function menu to “Standard” when you use the network function. (1 page 40)

  • Page 42: Setup Menu

    Setup Menu The Setup menu is used to change the factory preset settings. Status : Picture Language : Input-A Signal Sel. : Signal Color System : Function Installation Setup Information Sel: Item Description Status Set to Off to turn off the on-screen displays except for the menus, message when turning off the power, and warning messages.

  • Page 43: Information Menu, About The Preset Memory No

    Information Menu The Information menu is used to display the horizontal and vertical frequencies of the input signal, used time of the lamp, etc. fH : Picture fV : Signal Function Lamp Timer : Installation Setup Information Item Description Displays the horizontal frequency of the input signal. Displays the vertical frequency of the input signal.

  • Page 44: Adjusting Picture Quality Of A Signal From The Computer

    Adjusting Picture Quality of a Signal from the Computer You can automatically adjust to obtain the clearest picture when projecting a signal from the computer. Project a still picture from the computer. Press the APA (Auto Pixel Alignment) button. When the picture is adjusted properly, “complete!” appears on the screen. Notes •...

  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If the projector appears to be operating erratically, try to diagnose and correct the problem using the following instructions. If the problem persists, consult with qualified Sony personnel. Power Symptom Cause and Remedy The power is not turned on.

  • Page 46: Warning Indicators

    The lamp has reached the end of its life. Replace the lamp. (1 c The lamp becomes a high temperature. Wait until the lamp c The fan is broken. Consult with qualified Sony personnel. TEMP/FAN flashes. TEMP/FAN lights up.

  • Page 47: Message Lists

    Message Lists Warning messages Message Cause and Remedy High temp.! Lamp off in 1 c Turn off the power. c Check to see if nothing is blocking the ventilation holes. min. c Input a signal that is within the acceptable range of the Frequency is out of range! c Set the output signal on an external monitor of the connected c Set “Input-A Signal Sel.”...

  • Page 48: Replacing The Lamp

    Replacing the Lamp The lamp used for the light source has a certain life. When the lamp dims, the color balance of the picture becomes strange, or “Please replace the LAMP.” appears on the screen, the lamp may be exhausted. Replace the lamp with a new one (not supplied).

  • Page 49: Replacing The Air Filter

    Check that the ON/STANDBY indicator lights in red. Point the remote control at the projector and press the following buttons on the remote control in the following order for less than five seconds each: RESET, <, ,, ENTER. Notes • Do not put your hands into the lamp replacement spot, or not fall any liquid or object into it to avoid electrical shock or fire.

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    Insert the new air filter into the projector. Replace the filter cover. Notes • The projector will not turn on unless the filter cover is securely closed. • To erase the message displayed on the screen, press any button on the remote control or the control panel.

  • Page 51: Specifications

    Specifications System Projection system 3 LCD panels, 1 lens, projection system LCD panel 0.73-inch TFT LCD panel, 2,764,800 pixels (921,600 pixels × 3) Lens 1.6 times zoom lens (manual) f21.3 – 34.1 mm/F2.4 – 3.16 Lamp 135 W UHP type Projection picture size 40 to 200 inches (measured diagonally)

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    Operating temperature 0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F) Operating humidity 35% to 85% (no condensation) Storage temperature –20°C to 60°C (–4°F to 140°F) Storage humidity 10% to 90% Supplied accessories Remote control RM-PJHS50 (1) Size AA (R6) batteries (2) AC power cord (1) Air filter (for replacement) (1) Operating Instructions (1) CD-ROM (Application software)

  • Page 53: Input Signals And Adjustable/setting Items

    Warning on power connection Use a proper power cord for your local power supply. The United States, Canada Plug type VM0233 290B Female end VM0089 386A Cord type Rated Voltage 10A/ 10A/ & Current 125V 125V Safety approval UL/CSA UL/CSA VDE * Use a rated plug that complies with the regulation of each country and the specifications.

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    Item Video or S video (Y/C) Cinema Advanced Black Pro Iris Lamp Control z : Adjustable/can be set – : Not adjustable/cannot be set Signal menu Item Video or S video (Y/C) Dot Phase – H size – Shift – Wide Mode z : Adjustable/can be set –...

  • Page 55: Preset Signals

    Preset Signals Memory Preset signal VIDEO/60 60 Hz VIDEO/50 50 Hz 480/60i 480/60i 575/50i 575/50i 480/60p 480/60p (Progressive NTSC) 575/50p 575/50p (Progressive PAL) 1080/60i 1035/60i, 1080/60i 1080/50i 1080/50i 1080/24PsF 1080/48i 720/60p 720/60p 720/50p 720/50p 640 × 350 VGA-1 (VGA350) VESA 85 (VGA350) 640 ×...

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    Memory Preset signal 800 × 600 VESA 56 VESA 60 VESA 72 VESA 75 (IBM M5) VESA 85 832 × 624 Mac 16 1024 × 768 VESA 60 VESA 70 VESA 75 1280 × 768 WXGA 60 1280 × 720 WXGA 60 Note When a signal other than the preset signals shown above is input, the picture may not...

  • Page 57: Ceiling Installation

    Ceiling Installation Use the PSS-610 Projector Suspension Support when you install the projector on a ceiling. The projection distances for ceiling installation are shown below. a: Distance between the screen and the front hole for the mount bracket on the bottom surface of the unit b: Distance from the ceiling to the bottom surface of the unit x: Distance between the ceiling and the center of the screen (Distance that allows the whole picture being displayed on the screen)

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    Attaching the PSS-610 projector suspension support For details on installation on a ceiling, refer to the Installation manual for Dealers of the PSS-610. Make sure to consult with a qualified Sony personnel for installation. The installation measurements are shown below when installing the projector on a ceiling.

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    Front view Distance between the ceiling and the surface of the mount bracket Using adjustment pipe (b): 150/175/200 mm (6 / 7 / 7 Using adjustment pipe (c): 250/275/300 mm (9 250 (9 125 (5) Side view 216.5 135.5 inches) / 10 / 11 Ceiling...

  • Page 60: Location Of Controls, Front

    Location of Controls Front You can use the buttons on the control panel with the same names as those on the remote control to operate the projector. I/1 (on/standby) switch (1 page 18) INPUT button (1 page 24) MENU button (1 page 21) M/m/</, (arrow) button (1 page 22) MENU...

  • Page 61: Rear

    Rear Air filter (1 page 49) TRIGGER TRIGGER jack (minijack) Outputs a 12 V signal when the power is on. USB connector (VPL-HS51A only) Connects to a computer with the USB cable (A y mini-B: not supplied) when performing “Gamma Correction” using the specified controller, “ImageDirector.”...

  • Page 62: Bottom

    Bottom Lamp cover (1 page 48) Ventilation holes (intake) (1 page 9) Location of Controls Adjusters (1 page 20) Projector suspension support attachment holes (1 page 58)

  • Page 63: Remote Control

    Remote Control INPUT button (1 page 24) LIGHT button Illuminates the buttons on the remote control. PICTURE MODE buttons (1 page 29) ADJ PIC button (1 page 30) APA button (1 page 44) WIDE MODE button (1 page 26) BRIGHT +/– button (1 page 31) LIGHT INPUT...

  • Page 64: Index

    Index Adjust Picture ... 37 Adjust Signal ... 39 Adjuster ... 20 Adjusting picture quality ... 30 Picture Quality of a Signal from the Computer ... 44 picture size and position ... 17 picture size/position ... 17 picture size/shift ... 39 picture using Real Color Processing ...

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    Real Color Processing ...32, 38 Remote control inserting the batteries ...7 location of controls ...63 Replacing the Lamp ...48 Reset resettable items ...36 resetting the items ...36 Selecting the menu language ...21 Setup menu ...42 Sharpness ...37 Shift ...39 Signal menu ...39 Smart APA ...40 Standby Mode ...40 Status ...42...

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    Lead-free solder is used for soldering. Halogenated flame retardants are not used in cabinets and printed wiring boards. Polystyrene foam for the packaging cushions is not used in packaging. 100% recycled paper is used for the carton. Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...

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