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Epson EMP-7950 User's Manual

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    User’s Guide...

  • Page 2: Features Of The Projector

    When something goes wrong with the projector, such as lamp blowing during projection, the projector can notify you of the error via e-mail. In addition, if you are using EMP-7950, EasyMP allows you to; • Make easy network connection with a computer via a wireless LAN.

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    User’s Guide Features of the Projector Large-volume USB Storage is Available to Use (EMP-7950 only) As well as a USB-compatible digital camera, you can use a USB-compatible hard disk and a USB-compatible memory device. This allows you to use large presentation files.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents, Before Using The Projector

    Using the Remote Control and Remote Operating Range ... 13 Installation ... 15 Setting Up the Projector... 15 Screen Size and Projection Distance... 16 Inserting and Removing Cards (EMP-7950 only)... 17 Installation... 17 Removal ... 18 Access Lamp Statuses... 19 Connecting to a Computer ...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Preventing theft (Password Protect) ... 58 When Password Protect is enabled ... 58 Setting Password Protect... 60 Advanced Operations Functions for Enhancing Projection... 63 A/V Mute Function ... 63 Freeze Function... 64 E-Zoom Function ... 64 P in P (Picture in Picture) Function ... 65 Effect Function...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents, Before Using The Projector

    • Rear ...7 • Control Panel ...8 • Remote Control ...9 • Input/Output Ports (EMP-7900)...10 • Input/Output Ports (EMP-7950)...11 Before Using the Remote Control ... 12 • Inserting the Batteries ...12 • Using the Remote Control and Remote Operating Range ...13 •...

  • Page 7: Part Names And Functions, Front/top/side, Part Names And Functions, Front/top/side

    Part Names and Functions The illustration below shows the projector with a standard lens fitted. Front/Top/Side • • • • Zoom ring p.42 Adjusts the image size. • • • • Focus ring p.42 Adjusts the image focus. • • • • Air exhaust vent Do not touch during or immediately after...

  • Page 8: Base, Rear, Base, Rear

    Part Names and Functions Base • • • • Suspension bracket fixing points (4 points) p.15, p.151 Connect an optional ceiling mount here when suspending the projector from the ceiling. • • • • Air intake vent p.140 Clean the air intake vent periodically.

  • Page 9: Control Panel, Control Panel

    [Computer/DVI] button: Switches the input source between the [Computer] port, the [DVI] port and EasyMP (EMP-7950 only) in that order each time the button is pressed. [Video/BNC] button: Switches the input source between the [S-Video] port, [Video] port and the [BNC] ports in that order each time the button is pressed.

  • Page 10: Remote Control, Remote Control

    Part Names and Functions Remote Control If you position the over the button icon or button name, a description of that button will appear. • • • • Remote control light-emitting area • • • • Indicator • • • • [Page] buttons p.23 •...

  • Page 11: Input/output Ports (emp-7900)

    Part Names and Functions Input/Output Ports (EMP-7900) • • • • Network port p.101 Use to connect the projector to a network. • • • • [Monitor Out] port p.25 Outputs currently-projected analogue-RGB signals from a computer to an external monitor.

  • Page 12: Input/output Ports (emp-7950)

    Part Names and Functions Input/Output Ports (EMP-7950) • • • • [Monitor Out] port p.25 Outputs analogue-RGB signals from a computer connected to the projector by a computer cable, to an external monitor. It is not compatible with digital-RGB signals from computers, video images and EasyMP images.

  • Page 13: Before Using The Remote Control, Inserting The Batteries, Before Using The Remote Control

    Before Using the Remote Control Inserting the Batteries The batteries are not already inserted into the remote control at the time the projector is purchased. You will need to insert the batteries that are provided with the projector before the remote control can be used. CAUTION Be sure to read the Safety Instructions/World-Wide Warranty Terms before handling the batteries.

  • Page 14: Using The Remote Control And Remote Operating Range, Operating Range, Using The Remote Control

    Before Using the Remote Control Using the Remote Control and Remote Operating Range Using the Remote Control The remote control is used in the following way. PROCEDURE Set the [R/C] switch of the remote control to "ON". Point the remote control light-emitting area towards one of the remote control light-receiving areas on the projector and operate the remote control buttons.

  • Page 15: Remote Operating Range

    Before Using the Remote Control Remote Operating Range Use the remote control within the ranges indicated below. If the distance or angle between the remote control and the remote control light-receiving area is outside the normal operating range, the remote control may not work.

  • Page 16: Installation, Setting Up The Projector, Installation, Setting Up The Projector

    Installation Setting Up the Projector The projector supports the following four different projection methods, allowing you to choose the best method for displaying your images. CAUTION • Before setting up the projector, be sure to first read the separate Safety Instructions/World-Wide Warranty Terms. •...

  • Page 17: Screen Size And Projection Distance, Screen Size And Projection Distance

    Installation Screen Size and Projection Distance The distance from the lens to the screen determines the actual image size. The recommended distance and projection distance values given below are for when the projector is fitted with a standard lens or an optional wide zoom lens.

  • Page 18: Inserting And Removing Cards (emp-7950 Only), Installation, Installation

    You can use PC cards such as wireless LAN cards and memory cards with the EMP-7950. The EMP-7950 is supplied with wireless LAN card. When using other cards, or inserting or removing a card in a PC card slot on a computer, refer to the documentation included with the card.

  • Page 19: Removal, Removal

    Inserting and Removing Cards (EMP-7950 only) Removal CAUTION • Do not remove the wireless LAN card while the access lamp of the wireless LAN card is flashing green, otherwise it may damage the wireless LAN card. • Do not remove a memory card while the access lamp of the projector's card slot is flashing green, or while projecting a scenario.

  • Page 20: Access Lamp Statuses, Access Lamp Statuses, Card Slot Access Lamp Status

    Inserting and Removing Cards (EMP-7950 only) Access Lamp Statuses Card Slot Access Lamp Status When a memory card has been inserted into the card slot of the projector, you can check the access status for the memory card by noting whether the access lamp is lit and what colour it is, as described below.

  • Page 21: Connecting To A Computer, Eligible Computers, Connecting To A Computer, Eligible Computers

    Connecting to a Computer CAUTION When connecting the projector to a computer, be sure to check the following. • Turn the power off for both the projector and the computer before connecting them. If the power for either device is on at the time of connection, damage may result.

  • Page 22: Projecting Images From The Computer, Projecting Images From The Computer

    Connecting to a Computer Projecting Images from the Computer The shape and specifications of the computer's monitor port will determine what type of cable should be used. Check the following to see which type of port your computer has. If the Monitor Port is a Mini D-Sub 15-pin Port (Example) Use the accessory computer cable to make the connections.

  • Page 23: If The Monitor Port Is A Digital Rgb Port

    Connecting to a Computer If the Monitor Port is a Digital RGB Port Use the optional DVI-Dg/DVI-D digital video cable or DVI-D/DFP digital video cable to make the connection. To monitor port DVI-D/DVI-D digital video cable or DVI-D/DFP digital video cable (optional) •...

  • Page 24: Using The Remote Control To Operate The Mouse Pointer (wireless Mouse Function)

    • Some computer settings may have to be changed in order for the mouse function to be used. Consult the documentation for the computer for further details. To [USB] port *For the EMP-7950 To [USB TypeB] port ] and User’s Guide...

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    Connecting to a Computer Once the connection has been made, the mouse pointer can be operated as follows. Moving the mouse pointer Left click Tilt the [ ] button on the remote Press the [Enter ( )] button. control to move the mouse pointer in If you press the [Enter ( )] button twice the direction of tilt.

  • Page 26: Connecting An External Monitor, Connecting An External Monitor

    Connecting to a Computer Connecting an External Monitor When analogue RGB signals from a computer are being projected, you can connect an external monitor to the projector in order to view the images on the external monitor at times such as when giving presentations. Connect the external monitor using the cable that is provided with the monitor.

  • Page 27: Connecting To A Video Source, Connecting To A Video Source

    Connecting to a Video Source CAUTION When connecting the projector to other video sources, take the following precautions. • Turn the power off for both the projector and the video source before connecting them. If the power for either device is on at the time of connection, damage may result.

  • Page 28: Projecting S-video Images, Projecting Component Video Images, Projecting S-video Images, Projecting Component Video Images

    Connecting to a Video Source Projecting S-Video Images Use a commercially-available S-Videog cable to make the connections. To S-Video output port S-Video cable (commercially-available) When connecting more than one device to the projector, use the [S- Video] button on the remote control, or the [Video/BNC] button on the projector's control panel to switch between devices after starting projection.

  • Page 29: Projecting Rgb Video Images, Projecting Rgb Video Images

    Connecting to a Video Source Projecting RGB Video Images RGB video is used when projecting RGB signals from a video source other than a computer that is connected to the projector. Either of the following two connection methods can be used. Use whichever method is suitable for the video equipment's port.

  • Page 30: Playing Sound From The Video Equipment, Playing Sound From The Video Equipment

    Playing Sound from the Video Equipment The projector has a built-in speaker with a maximum output of 5 W. You can output sound from the connected video equipment (such as a computer or video deck) through the projector's built-in speaker if the video equipment has an audio output port.

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    Playing Sound from the Video Equipment • You can adjust the volume after projection has started. • If the audio signal source is connected to the audio ports that are used in common with the [DVI] or [Computer] ports, the audio signals that are being input are output regardless of the image signal that is selected.

  • Page 32: Playing Sound From External Speakers, Playing Sound From External Speakers

    Playing Sound from External Speakers You can connect speakers with built-in amplifiers to the projector's [Audio Out] port in order to enjoy a fuller quality of sound. Use a commercially-available audio cable with pin jack ⇔ stereo mini jack (3.5 mm) plugs or similar. Use an audio cable with a plugs that match the ports for the external audio equipment.

  • Page 33: Connecting Usb Devices (digital Camera, Hard Disk Drive Or Memory Devices) (emp-7950 Only)

    Connecting USB Devices (Digital Camera, Hard Disk Drive or Memory Devices) (EMP-7950 only) USB1.1-compatible digital cameras, hard disk drives and USB storage devices can be connected to the projector. Image files that are stored inside the digital camera and scenarios, images and movies that are stored inside USB storage devices can be played back with EasyMP CardPlayer.

  • Page 34: Disconnecting A Usb Device From The Projector, Disconnecting A Usb Device From The Projector

    Connecting USB Devices (Digital Camera, Hard Disk Drive or Memory Devices) (EMP-7950 only) Disconnecting a USB Device from the Projector After projection is finished, disconnect the USB device from the projector using the following procedure. PROCEDURE Position the cursor with the "EJECT" button on the CardPlayer screen and press the [Enter] button on the remote control to close CardPlayer.

  • Page 35: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations This chapter describes basic operations such as turning projection on and off and adjusting the projected images. Turning the Projector On... 35 • Connecting the Power Cable ...35 • Turning the Power On and Projecting Images ...36 • Selecting an Image Source While Viewing Projected Images (Preview Function) ...38 Turning the Projector Off ...

  • Page 36: Turning The Projector On, Connecting The Power Cable

    Turning the Projector On Turn the power on to start projecting images. CAUTION Be sure to read the Safety Instructions/World-Wide Warranty Terms before projecting images. Connecting the Power Cable If you change the setting for the "Direct Power ON" command in the "Advanced2"...

  • Page 37: Turning The Power On And Projecting Images

    Turning the Projector On Turning the Power On and Projecting Images • If Password Protect has been enabled, the Password Protect Release screen will be displayed when the power is turned on. Type in the password. p.58 • If the "Advanced2" - "Operation Lock" menu setting is set to "ON", none of the buttons on the projector's control panel will work except for the [Power] button.

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    S-Video S-Video Video Video *1 Only changes when using the EMP-7950. EasyMP Operation Guide for details on using EasyMP. *2 When these buttons are pressed once, the signal name that is currently set using the configuration menus appears on the screen.

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    Turning the Projector On • If only one signal source has been connected, the signals from that source will be projected without needing to press one of the [Source] buttons. • If the "No Signal." message does not disappear, check the connections again.

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    Turning the Projector On Tilt the [ ] button to select the images to be projected. Move the red box until the desired image is selected. Computer (Auto) Computer Video S-Video Easy MP Press the [Enter] button. The selected images are then projected in the active window. If you press the [Enter] button once more, the preview function is cancelled and the images in the active window are projected.

  • Page 41: Turning The Projector Off

    Turning the Projector Off Follow the procedure below to turn the projector off. PROCEDURE Turn the power off for the signal sources that are connected to the projector. Check that the power for all connected components has been turned off. Press the [Power] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel.

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    Turning the Projector Off If not using the projector for a long period, unplug the power cable from the electrical outlet. CAUTION Do not disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet while the indicator is flashing orange, otherwise operating problems may result.

  • Page 43: Adjusting The Screen Image, Adjusting The Image Size (zoom Function)

    Adjusting the Screen Image You can correct and adjust the screen images in order to obtain the best possible pictures. Adjusting the Image Size (Zoom Function) The size of the projected images is basically determined by the distance from the projector to the screen. p.16 The following procedures explain how to adjust the screen images once the projector itself has been set up.

  • Page 44: Adjusting The Image Angle

    Adjusting the Screen Image Adjusting the Image Angle If the projector is set up so that it is at a horizontal or vertical angle to the screen, adjust as follows. Tilting the projector vertically with respect to the screen If the images are being projected onto a screen that is higher than the position of the projector, extend the front adjustable foot to tilt the projector.

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    Adjusting the Screen Image Adjusting the Feets The front adjustable foot and the rear adjustable feet can be extended and retracted to adjust the tilt of the projector to a maximum of 12º upward and 4º downward. If you use the front adjustable foot and the rear adjustable feet to adjust the tilt of the projector, it may cause keystone distortion to appear in the projected images.

  • Page 46: Manually Correcting Keystone Distortion

    Adjusting the Screen Image Manually Correcting Keystone Distortion This projector is equipped with an automatic keystone correction function that detects the vertical angle of the projector during projection and automatically corrects vertical keystone distortion. If you would like to make further fine adjustments after automatic keystone correction has been carried out, or if the projector is tilted horizontally, you can carry out keystone correction manually.

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    Adjusting the Screen Image • The "Auto Keystone", "H/V-Keystone" and "Quick Corner" functions cannot both be used together to correct keystone distortion. If you use one function to correct keystone distortion, any correction that has been applied using the other function will be cancelled. •...

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    Adjusting the Screen Image Vertical correction and horizontal correction Vertical correction and horizontal correction can be carried out using either the projector's control panel or the configuration menus. This procedure explains how to use the projector's control panel to correct keystone distortion.

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    Adjusting the Screen Image Height Correction When Automatic keystone correction and horizontal correction is carried out, the height of the projected images will become shorter. Use the height correction function to adjust the height of the projection area. The height correction function is accessible from the configuration menu. This cannot be set when vertical correction is carried out.

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    Adjusting the Screen Image Correcting Keystone Distortion so that the Projection Area Fits the Screen Exactly (Quick Corner) Quick Corner correction can be carried out using either the projector's control panel or the configuration menus. This procedure explains how to use the projector's control panel to correct keystone distortion.

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    Adjusting the Screen Image Press the [ ], [ ], [ ] and [ ] buttons on the remote control to correct the angle position. You can also tilt the [ ] button on the remote control to correct the angle position. ]:Adjust :Move next [ESC] :Return (Press 1 second to...

  • Page 52: Adjusting The Image Quality, Projecting Easy-to-see Images Without A Screen (wall Shot)

    Adjusting the Image Quality The quality of the projected images can be adjusted as follows. Projecting Easy-to-see Images Without a Screen (Wall Shot) When the Wall Shot function is used, images can be projected without loss of original colour even onto surfaces such as blackboards and coloured wall surfaces which are being used instead of a screen.

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    Adjusting the Image Quality To change the status, press the [Wall Shot] button while the status is being displayed on the screen. For example, if you press the [Wall Shot] button while "Wall Shot OFF" is displayed, the status will change to "Wall Shot ON"...

  • Page 54: Adjusting Computer Images

    Adjusting the Image Quality Adjusting Computer Images Automatic Setup Automatic setup detects analogue RGB signals coming from a connected computer, and automatically adjusts these signals so that the optimum images can be obtained. Automatic setup involves adjustment of the following three items: Trackingg, Position and Syncg.

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    Adjusting the Image Quality Adjusting the Tracking If vertical stripes appear in the projected images, and this cannot be fixed using automatic setup, you will need to adjust the trackingg manually using the following procedure. PROCEDURE Tracking adjustment can be carried out using either the projector's control panel or the configuration menus.

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    Adjusting the Image Quality Adjusting the Sync If flickering, fuzziness or interference appear in images that are input from the computer, and this cannot be fixed using automatic setup, you will need to adjust the syncg manually using the following procedure. PROCEDURE Sync adjustment can be carried out using either the projector's control panel or the configuration menus.

  • Page 57: Selecting The Projection Quality (colour Mode Selection)

    Adjusting the Image Quality Selecting the Projection Quality (Colour Mode Selection) The following five preset colour modes are available for use depending on the characteristics of the images that are being projected. You can easily obtain the optimum image quality simply by selecting the colour mode that corresponds to the projected images.

  • Page 58: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the Volume You can adjust the volume for the sound from the projector's built-in speaker or from the external speakers that are connected to the projector. PROCEDURE The volume can be adjusted using either the remote control, the projector's control panel or the configuration menus.

  • Page 59: Preventing Theft (password Protect), When Password Protect Is Enabled

    Preventing theft (Password Protect) When the Password Protect function is activated, people who do not know the password cannot use the projector to project images when the power is turned on. Furthermore, the user's logo that is displayed on the background of the screen cannot be changed.

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    Preventing theft (Password Protect) • If an incorrect password is entered three times in succession, the message "The projector’s operation will be locked." will be displayed for approximately five minutes, and then the projector will switch to standby mode. If this happens, disconnect the power plug from the electrical outlet and then reinsert it and turn the projector's power back on.

  • Page 61: Setting Password Protect

    Preventing theft (Password Protect) Setting Password Protect Use the following procedure to set Password Protect. PROCEDURE Press the [Freeze] button on the remote control for approximately five seconds. If using the projector's control panel, hold down the [ ] button and press the [Menu] button for approximately five seconds.

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    Preventing theft (Password Protect) Turn "User’s Logo Protect" on. (1) Select "User’s Logo Protect", and then press the [Enter] button on the remote control or the [Auto/Enter] button on the projector's control panel. (2) Select "ON", and then press the [Enter] button on the remote control or the [Auto/Enter] button on the projector's control panel.

  • Page 63: Advanced Operations

    Advanced Operations This chapter describes functions for enhancing the projection of images, and how to use the configuration menus. Functions for Enhancing Projection ... 63 • A/V Mute Function ...63 • Freeze Function ...64 • E-Zoom Function ...64 • P in P (Picture in Picture) Function ...65 •...

  • Page 64: Functions For Enhancing Projection, A/v Mute Function

    Solid black Solid blue Default setting • The default user's logo is the EPSON logo. You can change the user's logo by recording and setting your own logo. • When the A/V Mute function is being used, the "Brightness Control" setting in the "Setting" menu to will automatically change to "Low".

  • Page 65: Freeze Function, E-zoom Function

    Functions for Enhancing Projection Freeze Function This function pauses only the projected images. The sound keeps playing without pausing. The signal source will still be playing back the images even while projection is paused, and so it will not be possible to resume projection from the point where it was paused.

  • Page 66: P In P (picture In Picture) Function

    Functions for Enhancing Projection When the [ ] button is pressed, the image is enlarged with the cross at its centre. When the [ ] button is pressed, the enlarged image is then reduced. The enlargement ratio will appear at the bottom-right of the screen.

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    Functions for Enhancing Projection Tilt the [ ] button on the remote control to change the position of the sub-screen. Press the [E-Zoom] button on the remote control to change the size of the sub-screen to one of five available sizes. The values given below are the ratios for the sides of the sub- screen when the width and height of the main screen is 1.

  • Page 68: Effect Function

    Functions for Enhancing Projection Effect Function You can display a pointer icon on the images being projected, and then use the remote control to draw straight and curved lines. This function can be used to emphasise parts of an image that you want to draw attention to.

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    Functions for Enhancing Projection The last pointer icon type used will remain as the current pointer icon until the projector's power is turned off, so that when the Effect function is used, that pointer icon will appear. When the projector's power is turned off, the pointer icon that has been saved using the "Pointer/Line1"...

  • Page 70: Preset Function

    Functions for Enhancing Projection • The thickness and colour of the line cannot be changed by pressing the [Effect] button during the time in between when the starting point is set and the ending point is accepted. • Straight lines and curved lines cannot be erased individually. All lines will disappear at the same time when the Effect function is cancelled.

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    Functions for Enhancing Projection Once the settings have been made, select "Preset" in the sub-menu and then press the [Enter] button on the remote control or the [Auto/Enter] button on the projector's control panel. Video Position Adjust Audio Tracking 0000 Effect Sync.

  • Page 72: Changing The Resize/aspect Ratio

    Functions for Enhancing Projection Applying Saved "Video" Menu Settings PROCEDURE While projecting analogue RGB images from a computer, press the [Preset] button on the remote control to apply the saved setting values for the "Video" menu to the images that are currently being projected. The memorised preset number changes in ascending order starting from the lowest recording area number each time the button is pressed.

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    Functions for Enhancing Projection If the input resolution is lower than the panel resolution (1024 × 768) Resized display If the input resolution is higher than the panel resolution (1024 × 768) Resized display Real display • The display methods for projected images are stored individually for each video source.

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    Functions for Enhancing Projection Projecting Wide-screen Images from Video Equipment You can switch the aspect ratiog between 4:3 and 16:9 when videog, S-Videog composite videog signals are being projected. Images that have been recorded in digital video and DVD images can be projected in 16:9 wide-screen format.

  • Page 75: Projector Id/remote Control Id

    Functions for Enhancing Projection Projector ID/Remote Control ID If using more than one projector at a time, such as at a show, you can record ID numbers for the projectors and for the remote controls in order to simultaneously operate projectors with the same ID number. Alternatively, if you set the remote control ID to "0", all projectors can be operated by the remote control regardless of the projector ID numbers.

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    Functions for Enhancing Projection Use the [ ] button on the remote control or the [ ] or [ ] button on the projector's control panel to select the desired ID number (1–9). Press the [Enter] button on the remote control or the [Auto/ Enter] button on the projector's control panel to accept the ID number setting.

  • Page 77: Operation Button Lock Function

    Functions for Enhancing Projection If you would like to check the ID number that is currently set for a remote control, press the [ID] button on the remote control so that the button lights, and then press the [ID] button once more. After a brief period, the [ID] button will flash, and the number of flashes will equal the remote control's ID number.

  • Page 78: Using The Configuration Menu Functions

    Using the Configuration Menu Functions The configuration menus can be used to carry out a variety of settings and adjustments. The menus have a hierarchical structure, with a main menu that is divided into sub-menus, which are further divided into other sub-menus. Refer to "Using the Configuration Menus"...

  • Page 79: List Of Functions

    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions List of Functions "Video" Menu • The functions in the "Video" menu apart from "Resolution" and "Video Signal" cannot be adjusted while no video signal is being input. • The functions which appear in the "Video" menu will change depending on the type of input source being projected. Functions which are not available in the "Video"...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions Sub-menu Function Color Corrects the vividness of the image colour. The settings can Mode be saved separately for each type of source (computer or video source). You can select from five different quality settings depending on the surroundings.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions Sub-menu Function Reset Resets all adjustments values for the "Video" menu functions to their default settings. •Press the [Enter] button on the remote control or the [Auto/Enter] button on the projector's control panel to reset.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions Component Videog Video Position Adjust Audio Brightness Contrast Effect Color Setting User's Logo Tint Sharpness Advanced1 Color Mode Advanced2 Select [Dynamic About Reset Execute Reset All ]: Select ]: Enter Video (Composite videog, S-Videog)

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions Sub-menu Function Video (Selection is only possible when composite video/S-Video Signal signals are being input and are selected) Selects the video signal format. •Press the [Enter] button on the remote control or the [Auto/Enter] button on the projector's control panel and choose the setting.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions "Audio" Menu Video Computer/DVI Audio Input : Audio Computer/DVI Computer Effect Volume Volume Setting Treble User's Logo Bass Bass Advanced1 Reset Execute Advanced2 About Reset All ]: Select ]: Enter Sub-menu Computer/ Use this command to specify the [Computer] port or [DVI]...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions "Effect" Menu Video Pointer/Line1 Audio Color Zoom Rate : 100% Effect Width Color Setting Pointer/Line2 User's Logo Color Advanced1 Zoom Rate : 100% Width Advanced2 Color Mode Pointer/Line3 Color About Width Reset All Zoom Rate : 100%...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions "Setting" Menu Video Keystone Audio H/V-Keystone Quick Corner Effect P in P Video S-Video Setting No-Signal Msg. Black Blue User's Logo Message Advanced1 Black Blue A/V Mute Advanced2 Select [ Computer Input About BNC Input...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions Sub-menu Function P in P When using the P in P function, this selects whether the image signals that are projected into the sub-screen are "Video" or "S-Video". No-Signal Sets the message status and background colour at times Msg.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions Sub-menu Function Sleep Sets the energy saving operation when no video signal is Mode being input. •When set to "ON", projection stops automatically and after cool-downg period is finished, the projector changes to sleep mode (standby mode) if no operations are carried out for approximately 30 minutes while the "No Signal."...

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    •A user's logo cannot be recorded if the "User's Logo Protect" function of Password Protect has been set to "ON". Set "User's Logo Protect" to "OFF" and then save the new user's logo. [Menu]: Exit User’s Guide Function Default p.148 EPSON logo p.61...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions "Advanced1" Menu Video Startup Screen ON OFF Audio Progressive Video Effect Color Adjustment Setting Color Temp. User's Logo Rear Proj. ON OFF Advanced1 Ceiling ON OFF Advanced2 Standby Mode Network ON About Language Select [English]...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions Sub-menu Function Color Adjusts the colour temperatureg and intensity of each RGB Adjustment (red, green, blue) colour for each input source. •Color Temp.: Lets you adjust bright colours within a range from reddish tinges to bluish tinges.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions Sub-menu Function Standby Set to "Network ON" to use network monitoring and Mode control functions and the standby monitor out function while the projector is in standby mode. To enable the new settings, turn the projector's power off and wait until the cool-downg is finished.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions "Advanced2" Menu Video Brightness Control High Audio Projector ID Effect Network Setting RS-232C COM Port User's Logo Auto Setup ON OFF Advanced1 BNC Sync Termination ON OFF Advanced2 Direct Power ON ON OFF About Operation Lock...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions Sub-menu Function Direct When the projector's power cable is connected, projection Power ON starts without needing to press the [Power] button. *When "Direct Power ON" is set to "ON", turn the power off by pressing the [Power] button, then wait for the downg period to finish and then disconnect the power...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions "About" Menu • The "About" menu shows the setting details for the current input signal. • The "Lamp" item appears as "0H" for 0–10 hours, and after that it appears in units of 1 hour. Computer (Analogue RGB, Digital-RGB)/ Component Videog/RGB Video...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menu Functions "Reset All" Menu Video Audio Effect Setting User's Logo Advanced1 Advanced2 About Reset All Execute ]: Select ]: Execute Sub-menu Execute Resets all items in all configuration menus to their default settings.

  • Page 97: Using The Configuration Menus

    Using the Configuration Menu Functions Using the Configuration Menus The configuration menus can be operated using either the remote control or the projector's control panel. PROCEDURE Press the [Menu] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel. The main configuration menu appears.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Functions The items appearing in the "Video" menu and the "About" menu will vary depending on the type of input source being projected. Select a setting value. Tilt the [ ] button on the remote control or press the [ ] or [ ] button on the projector's control panel to change setting values.

  • Page 99: Available Network Functions For The Emp-7900

    You can monitor the status of the projector and control operations such as turning the power on and off from a computer via a network. The network functions differ for the EMP-7950 and the EMP-7900. The following descriptions apply to the EMP-7900. If using the EMP-...

  • Page 100: Compatible Computers, Installing And Uninstalling The Projector Software

    Monitoring and Controlling Projectors via a Network (for the EMP-7900) Compatible Computers Computers that can run EMP Monitor Windows 98 SE/Me/NT4.0/2000 Professional/ Operating System* XP Home Edition/XP Professional Pentium MMX 166 MHz or higher (Pentium II 233 MHz or higher recommended) 64 MB or more (128 MB or more recommended) Free hard disk space 6 MB or more...

  • Page 101

    Monitoring and Controlling Projectors via a Network (for the EMP-7900) Check the setup details and then click the "Install" button. Selects the software to install. Changes the display language. Installation will start. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation. Uninstalling the software To uninstall the projector software, select "Control Panel"...

  • Page 102: Network Cable Connections, Projector Connection Settings

    Monitoring and Controlling Projectors via a Network (for the EMP-7900) Network Cable Connections The projector can be connected to a network using a commercially- available 100baseTX or 10baseT network cable. You must use a Category 5 shielded twisted-pair cable to connect the network to prevent malfunction.

  • Page 103

    Monitoring and Controlling Projectors via a Network (for the EMP-7900) Press the [Num] button on the remote control to enter numbers. You may need to enter numbers as part of the settings for an item. If you press the [Num] button, it will light up and the remote control buttons shown right can be used as a numeric keypad.

  • Page 104: Problem Reporting Using The Mail Notification Function

    Mail Notification Settings PROCEDURE With Windows running, click [Start], point to [Programs] (or [All Programs]), point to [EPSON Projector] and then click [EMP NetworkManager]. EMP NetworkManager will start up. Double-click the icon for the projector to set mail notification for.

  • Page 105

    Monitoring and Controlling Projectors via a Network (for the EMP-7900) Connection of the projector will start, and the following Setup for Network Projector window will be displayed. If "DHCP" is set to "OFF", the settings for the "Network" function in the "Advanced2" menu will be displayed. Make any changes that are necessary.

  • Page 106

    Monitoring and Controlling Projectors via a Network (for the EMP-7900) Once the mail notification settings have been completed, click [OK]. The display will return to the Setup for Network Projector window, so click [Set]. When the setting finished window appears, click [OK].

  • Page 107

    Monitoring and Controlling Projectors via a Network (for the EMP-7900) If a Problem Notification is Sent By Mail If an e-mail message with "EPSON Projector" in the subject line is sent to IP addressg that have been set as mail notification destinations, the message is a notification message saying that there is a problem with the projector.

  • Page 108

    Monitoring and Controlling Projectors via a Network (for the EMP-7900) The following IP Address Setup window will be displayed. You should make the following settings when manually connecting a projector. IP addressg Enter the IP address for the projector to be connected. Adds the projector with the specified IP address to the [Add] button projector list display area.

  • Page 109: Centralised Control Using Emp Monitor

    PROCEDURE With Windows running, click [Start], point to [Programs] (or [All Programs]), point to [EPSON Projector] and then click [EMP Monitor]. EMP Monitor will start up. If EMP Monitor is being started up for the first time...

  • Page 110

    Centralised Control using EMP Monitor Click [Auto detect]. The names of all projectors that are currently connected to the network will be displayed in a list. If you know the IP addressg of the projector that you would like to register, the Manual registration function is a handy way to register the projector.

  • Page 111

    Centralised Control using EMP Monitor Once all new projectors to be monitored have been added, click [Close]. The display will return to the Register projector window, and the names of the added projectors will appear in the projector list. : Projectors registered using the Manual registration function : Projectors registered using the Auto detect function Once all target projectors have been registered, click [Close].

  • Page 112

    Centralised Control using EMP Monitor Shows the currently selected input port. Video Source : Computer, Computer1 or InputA Computer2 or InputB S-Video Video D4 (Digital) DVIg or HDMI (Digital) If an error occurs with the projector, the status is indicated Error data : by means of the following icons.

  • Page 113

    Centralised Control using EMP Monitor The following table shows the function of each button. [View details] button Shows the detailed information for the selected projectors. Turns the power on for the selected projectors. Power ON Turns the power off for the selected projectors. Power OFF Switches to the input source connected to the PC1, InputA...

  • Page 114

    Troubleshooting This chapter describes how to identify problems and what to do if a problem is found. Using the Help... 114 Problem Solving... 116 • Reading the Indicators...116 • When the Indicators Provide No Help ...119 •Problems relating to images ... 121 •Other problems ...

  • Page 115: Using The Help

    Using the Help If a problem occurs with the projector, the Help function uses on-screen displays to assist you in solving the problem. It uses a series of menus in a question and answer format. PROCEDURE Press the [Help] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel.

  • Page 116

    Using the Help Repeat steps 2 and 3 to proceed through the menu to more detailed items. The help menu is cleared when the [Help] button is pressed. Help Menu No image appears on the screen. The image is unsteady. The image is not displayed fully on the screen.

  • Page 117: Problem Solving, Reading The Indicators

    Problem Solving If you are having a problem with the projector, first check the projector's indicators while referring to "Reading the Indicators" below. If the indicators do not show clearly what the problem might be, refer to "When the Indicators Provide No Help". Reading the Indicators The projector is provided with the following three indicators.

  • Page 118

    Problem Solving Status Cause Lamp cover is open error/ Lamp timer failure/ Lamp out Internal temperature error (overheating) High-speed cooling in progress Orange Lamp replacement notification Orange Remedy or Status Take out the lamp and check if it is broken. Replacing the Lamp If the lamp is not broken, put it back in and then turn the power on.

  • Page 119

    Problem Solving Status Cause Standby condition Orange Warm-up in progress Green Projection in progress Green Cool-down in progress Orange If all indicators are switched off, check that the power cable is connected correctly and that power is being supplied normally. •...

  • Page 120: When The Indicators Provide No Help

    Problem Solving When the Indicators Provide No Help First refer to the following problems to determine what type of problem it is that you are having, and then refer to the page containing details of the problem. Problems relating to images No images appear p.121 Projection does not start, the projection area is completely black, the...

  • Page 121

    An error message is displayed (error message when EMP Monitor is running) p.138 For EMP-7950 only You cannot connect from another computer when images are being projected during a network connection EMP NS Connection starts, but a projector is not found p.130...

  • Page 122

    Problem Solving Problems relating to images No images appear Check Was the [Power] button pressed? Is the A/V Mute function active? Has "No-Signal Msg." been set to "OFF"? Have the configuration menu settings been made correctly? Is the projected image completely black? Only when projecting computer images Are the image signal format settings correct? If a Only when projecting images...

  • Page 123

    Problem Solving The message "Not Supported." is displayed Check Are the image signal format settings correct? If a Does the mode match the frequency and resolution of the image signals? Only when projecting computer images The message "No Signal." is displayed Check Are the cables connected correctly? Has the correct video input port been...

  • Page 124

    Problem Solving Images are fuzzy or out of focus Check Has the focus been adjusted correctly? Is the lens cover still attached? Is the projector at the correct distance? Is the keystone adjustment value too large? Has condensation formed on the lens? Interference or distortion appear in images Check Are the image signal format settings correct? If a...

  • Page 125

    Problem Solving Image is truncated (large) or small Check Is the image in real display? Is the aspect ratio setting correct? Is the image still being enlarged by the E-Zoom function? Has the "Position" setting been adjusted correctly? Has the computer been set for dual display? Only when projecting computer images Has the "Resolution"...

  • Page 126

    Problem Solving Image colours are not right Check Do the input signal settings match the signals from the connected device? Has the image brightness been adjusted correctly? Are the cables connected correctly? Has the image contrastg been adjusted correctly? Has the colour been adjusted correctly? Has the Wall Shot function been set to "Wall Shot ON"? Have the colour intensity and tint been...

  • Page 127

    Problem Solving Images appear dark Check Have the image brightness and luminance been adjusted correctly? Has the image contrastg been adjusted correctly? Is the lamp due for replacement? Other problems No sound can be heard or the sound is faint Check Is the audio source connected correctly? Has the volume been adjusted to the...

  • Page 128

    Problem Solving The remote control does not work Check Is the [R/C] switch at the "ON" position? Is the remote control light-emitting area facing towards the remote control light- receiving area when it is operated? Is the remote control too far from the projector? Is direct sunlight or strong light from fluorescent lamps shining onto the remote...

  • Page 129

    Check Is the wireless or wired LAN card inserted? For the EMP-7950 Is the network cable connected correctly? When using the EMP-7950 connected to a wired LAN, or when using the EMP-7900 Are the settings for connecting to a network correct? Has "Standby Mode"...

  • Page 130

    Check Is the wireless or wired LAN card inserted? For the EMP-7950 Is the network cable connected correctly? When using the EMP-7950 connected to a wired LAN, or when using the EMP-7900 Are the settings for connecting to a network...

  • Page 131

    Problem Solving You cannot connect from another computer when images are being projected during a network connection (EMP-7950 only) Check Has the person making the presentation left the meeting room without closing the connection? EMP NS Connection starts, but a projector is not found (EMP-7950 only)

  • Page 132

    Problem Solving Check Is the wireless LAN setting for the computer set to ad hoc modeg? When connected to a wireless LAN in easy connection mode Is the DHCPg function of the wired LAN set to "ON"? When connected to a wireless LAN in easy connection mode Has the network adapter been selected correctly in EMP NS Connection?

  • Page 133

    Problem Solving Connection cannot be established in access point mode or wired LAN connection mode (EMP-7950 only) Check Is the ESSIDg setting correct? Has an identical WEPg key been set? Are the connection refusal functions of the access point, such as the...

  • Page 134

    Was EMP NS Connection started or was the resolution or number of colours changed while a movie was playing? For Macintosh The PowerPoint slideshow does not work when using the Network Screen (EMP-7950 only) Check Are you trying to start Network Screen when PowerPoint is running?

  • Page 135

    Problem Solving When running Microsoft Office applications using Network Screen, the screen does not change as required (EMP-7950 only) Check Have you been moving the mouse constantly? As long as the mouse cursor is moved, the screen does not change. Stop moving the mouse cursor...

  • Page 136

    Problem Solving Check Incorrect keyword. Enter the keyword displayed on the projector. Select a projector from the list. The selected projector is in use. Continue to connect? Failed to initialize EMP NS Connection. Communication error occurred. Do you want to retry connection? One of the projectors cannot be connected with the keyword entered.

  • Page 137

    Problem Solving Check There is a projector not responding. Enter the keyword displayed on the projector. Check the keyword for the projector that is displayed in the EasyMP standby screen, and enter that Cannot find a projector of the specified addressg.

  • Page 138

    Problem Solving Error messages from EMP SlideMaker2 (EMP-7950 only) Check **.SIT already registered. (** is the scenario file name.) Not enough disk space. ** contains an invalid path. (** is the path name containing the scenario file.) Disk full while accessing **.

  • Page 139

    "Password for WEB control" setting in the "Wired LAN" - "Basic" or the "Wireless LAN" - "Basic" configuration menu. • If using the EMP-7950 Check that "Wired LAN Connect Mode" or "Access Point Mode (Wireless LAN)" setting is being used in the EasyMP configuration settings for the projector to be connected.

  • Page 140: Appendices

    Appendices This chapter provides information on maintenance procedures to ensure the best level of performance for the projector for a long time. Maintenance ... 140 • Cleaning ...140 •Cleaning the Projector Case... 140 •Cleaning the Lens ... 140 •Cleaning the Air Filters and Air Intake Vent ... 140 •...

  • Page 141: Maintenance, Cleaning

    Maintenance This section describes maintenance tasks such as cleaning the projector and replacing consumable parts. Cleaning You should clean the projector if it becomes dirty or if the quality of projected images starts to deteriorate. CAUTION Be sure to read the separate Safety Instructions/World-Wide Warranty Terms before cleaning.

  • Page 142: Replacing Consumables

    Maintenance • Air filters at side and base of projector Pull the air filters out from the projector and then use a vacuum cleaner to clean them. • If the air filters are broken or if the warning message reappears after they have been cleaned, they should be replaced.

  • Page 143

    Maintenance • The lamp replacement message is set to appear after the following periods of time in order to maintain the initial brightness and quality of the projected images. ·When used continuously at high luminance: Approx. 1900 hours ·When used continuously at low luminance: Approx. 2900 hours "Brightness Control"...

  • Page 144

    Maintenance Wait until the lamp has cooled down, and then remove the lamp cover from the base of the projector. It takes a further one hour after the cool-down period has finished for the lamp to be cool enough. Insert the screwdriver that is supplied with the spare lamp or some other flat-tipped screwdriver into the hollow between the projector and the lamp cover, and turn it.

  • Page 145

    Maintenance Take out the old lamp. Fold out the handle as shown in the illustration below and pull the lamp out of the projector. If the lamp is broken, replace it with a new lamp, or contact your local dealer for further advice. If replacing the lamp yourself, be careful to avoid pieces of broken glass.

  • Page 146

    Maintenance • Install the lamp securely. If the lamp cover is removed, the lamp turns of automatically as a safety precaution. Moreover, the lamp will not turn on if the lamp or the lamp cover is not installed correctly. • Spare lamps are provided with spare air filters. The air filters should also be replaced when the lamp is replaced.

  • Page 147

    Maintenance Select "Reset Lamp Timer" from the "About" menu and then press the [Enter] button on the remote control or the [Auto/Enter] button on the projector's control panel. Lamp (High Brightness) (Low Brightness) Reset Lamp Timer Execute Source Computer Input Signal Auto Frequency H ---.--kHz...

  • Page 148

    Maintenance Pull out the air filters. Insert a flat-tipped screwdriver into the hollow as shown in the illustration below, and then pull it straight upwards. The projector has two air filters. Fold out the handle before removing the air filter at the side. Insert the two new air filters, and push them in until they click into place.

  • Page 149: Saving A User's Logo

    Saving a User's Logo You can record the image that is currently being projected as a user's logo. • When a user's logo is recorded, the previous user's logo will be erased. • You cannot save a new user's logo if "User's Logo Protect" in the Password Protect settings has been set to "ON".

  • Page 150

    Saving a User's Logo The image to be recorded and a selection marquee box will be displayed, so move the marquee box to select the part of the image to use. Tilt the [ ] button on the remote control or press the [ ], [ ] and [ ] buttons on the projector's control panel to select the part of the image to use as the user's logo, and then press the [Enter] button on the remote control or the [Auto/...

  • Page 151

    Saving a User's Logo Select "Yes" at the confirmation screen, and then press the [Enter] button on the remote control or the [Auto/Enter] button on the projector's control panel. The image will then be saved. Once the image has been saved, the message "Completed."...

  • Page 152: Optional Accessories And Consumables

    Optional Accessories and Consumables The following optional accessories are available for purchase if required. This list of optional accessories is current as of December 2004. Details of accessories are subject to change without notice. Optional Accessories Soft carry case ELPKS28 Hard travel case ELPKS29 Use this case if you need to carry the projector by hand.

  • Page 153: Glossary

    Glossary The following table contains explanations of some of the terms used in this guide which may be unfamiliar or which are not explained in the text of the guide. Further information can be obtained by referring to other commercially-available publications. 3-2 pull-down function This function directly converts image sources that have been recorded in the same 24-frame format used for movies into 60- frame progressive signals.

  • Page 154

    Glossary Abbreviation for Digital Flat Panel. Refers to a standard method for digital transmission of video signals. DHCP Abbreviation for Dynamic Host Configuration protocol, which is a protocol for automatically assigning an devices that are connected to a network. Dolby Digital A sound format developed by Dolby Laboratories.

  • Page 155

    Glossary RADIUS server RADIUS is an abbreviation for Remote Authentication Dialin User Service. It is a protocol that is used for authenticating transmissions for a variety of network servers including wireless LANs. A RADIUS server is an stores information such as usernames and passwords and concentrates functions such as authenticating access to wireless LAN access points.

  • Page 156

    Glossary TKIP Abbreviation for Temporal Key Integrity Protocol. This is an encoding method used for WPAg. The encryption key is renewed after a certain period of time to make it harder to break the encryption code. Tracking The signals output from computers have a specific frequency. If the projector frequency does not match this frequency, the resulting images will not be of a good quality.

  • Page 157: List Of Esc/vp21 Commands, Command List, Communication Protocol

    List of ESC/VP21 Commands Command List When a power on command is sent to the projector, the power will turn on and the projector will change to warm-up mode. When the power has turned on, a colon ":" (3Ah) will be returned. When the projector executes a command, it returns a ":"...

  • Page 158: Cable Layouts

    USB connection Connector shape • • • • <At projector> <At computer> (type B) * The [USB Type A] port (EMP-7950 only) cannot be used as a USB hub. Signal Function GND Signal wire earth Transmit data Receive data DSR Data set ready DTR Data terminal ready User’s Guide...

  • Page 159: Usb Connection Setup

    In order to control the projector using ESC/VP21 commands via a USB connection, the following preparations must be carried out. PROCEDURE Download the USB driver (USB-COM Driver) from the EPSON website to your computer. The URL is as follows. http://www.epson.co.uk/support/download/index.htm Install the downloaded USB driver on your computer.

  • Page 160: List Of Supported Monitor Displays

    List of Supported Monitor Displays Computer/RGB Video Refresh rateg Signal Resolution (dots) (Hz) VGAEGA 640×350 60/72/75/85/100/ VGAg 640×480 120, iMac 56/60/72/75/85/ SVGAg 800×600 100/120, iMac 60/70/75/85/100/ XGAg 1024×768 120, iMac SXGAg 70/75/85/100 1152×864 1280×960 SXGA 60/75/85 1280×1024 SXGA+ 60/75/85 1400×1050 UXGAg 60/65/70/75/80/85 1600×1200...

  • Page 161: Specifications

    S-Video Audio input Video Audio input Multimedia Projector EMP-7950/7950NL *Model lineup varies depending on the country. 419 (W) × 117 (H) × 325 (D) mm (not including feet) Polysilicon TFT 786,432 pixels (1024 (W) × 768 (H) dots) × 3 XGAg Manual (approx.

  • Page 162

    Specifications Control (RS-232C) Remote Monitor Out Audio Out Network Card Slot Supported Memory Cards by Projector's Card Slot *1 These values are for when a standard lens or an optional wide zoom lens is fitted. Refer to the documentation supplied with optional lenses for details on those lenses.

  • Page 163: Appearance

    User’s Guide Appearance Centre of lens 63.5* *Distance from center of lens to suspension bracket fixing point 4-M4 × 10 Units: mm...

  • Page 164

    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 :EPSON AMERICA, INC. Located at :3840 Kilroy Airport Way MS: 3-13 Long Beach, CA 90806...

  • Page 165

    Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses,...

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