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HP ep7100 Series Home Cinema
Digital Projector
User's Guide



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    HP ep7100 Series Home Cinema Digital Projector User’s Guide...

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    © Copyright 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Setting up Safety precautions....... . . 7 What’s in the box? ....... . 8 Identifying common features .

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    Contents Adjusting a slanted picture ....34 Adjusting the volume ......34 2 Showing video Showing the video source .

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    Contacting HP support ......65 Obtaining HP repair ......67 Limited warranty .

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    Contents User’s Guide...

  • Page 7: Setting Up

    ■ Route all cables so they are not located where people can step on them or trip on them. ■ Place the projector flat on its base on a sturdy surface or on an HP ceiling mount. Do not stand the projector on its front surface.

  • Page 8: What's In The Box

    Before setting up your projector, be sure your shipping box includes the following items. If the shipping box does not contain any of the following items, contact HP. ✎ After you open the box and remove the contents, save the box in case you must ship the projector.

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    Setting up Identifying the contents of the box Item Function Projector Displays images. Remote control (includes two AAA Controls projector. batteries) SCART-to-S-Video adapter Connects a SCART source output to an S-video or composite-video cable. ✎ Included only with certain models. DVI-to-VGA adapter Connects a VGA cable to the DVI port on the projector.

  • Page 10: Identifying Common Features

    Setting up Identifying common features Projector at a glance Identifying major components Item Function Button panel Contains control buttons and indicator lights. Infrared port Receives signals from the remote control. Lens cover Protects the lens. Lens Projects the image. Tilt lever Levels the projector.

  • Page 11: Projector Buttons And Lights

    Setting up Projector buttons and lights Identifying the projector buttons and lights Item Function Focus ring Focuses at distance of 1 to 10 m (3 to 33 ft). Zoom ring Enlarges picture size from 100% to 116%. Source button Displays picture from the next input port.

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    Setting up Identifying the projector buttons and lights (Continued) Item Function Power button Turns the projector on or off. Lamp indicator light Warns if the lamp is bad. < Temperature indicator light Warns if the projector is too hot. Back panel Identifying back panel components Item Function...

  • Page 13: Remote Control

    Setting up Identifying back panel components (Continued) Item Function Composite-video input port Connects composite-video source. Power cord socket Connects power cord to projector. Component-video input port Connects component-video source. (YPbPr) Audio-in port Connects stereo audio source. Service port For service use only. Remote control ✎...

  • Page 14: Accessories

    ■ HP ceiling mount kit—enables you to simply and discreetly install your projector on the ceiling. ■ HP mobile screens with built-in handles—designed to be easy to carry and set up anywhere you need them. ■ HP power cables—allow you to connect in any region.

  • Page 15: Setting Up The Projector

    Setting up Setting up the projector Planning your layout Consider the following suggestions when planning your room layout: ■ Select the projector and screen positions and the screen size according to your room layout and the distance chart below. The zoom control on the projector gives you some flexibility.

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    Setting up ✎ For best picture quality, place the projector 1.5 to 5 m (5 to 16 ft) from the screen. User’s Guide...

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    Setting up Image size relative to distance from the screen—ep7110 series Image size (diagonal) Image size (width) Distance (lens to screen) (inches) (meters) (inches) (meters) (inches) (meters) 41 to 48 1.1 to 1.2 55 to 64 1.4 to 1.6 83 to 96 2.1 to 2.4 110 to 128 2.8 to 3.3...

  • Page 18: Connecting Power

    Setting up Connecting power 1. Place the projector on a stable platform located 1 to 10 m (3 to 33 ft) in front of the screen. Ideally, the platform should be lower than the bottom of the screen. 2. Connect one end of the power cord to the back of the projector and the other end to a grounded electrical outlet If you want to permanently install the projector on the ceiling or behind the...

  • Page 19: Connecting A Video Source

    Setting up Connecting a video source Many video devices have more than one type of output port. When you connect the device to the projector, choose the connection that provides the best picture quality. Relative picture qualities are indicated by stars in the following diagram. If you have several video sources, you can connect them to the different ports, or you can connect them to an audio/video receiver and connect the receiver to the projector (see “Connecting several video sources”...

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    Setting up Connecting a component-video source Examples: Cable box, DVD player, satellite receiver, and audio-video receiver Requires: ■ Component-video cable ✎ ■ Many DVD players and other high-quality video devices provide component video output. The three RCA connectors might be labeled YPbPr or YCbCr.

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    Setting up Connecting an S-video source Examples: DVD players, VCRs, cable boxes, camcorders, and video gaming devices Requires: ■ S-video cable User’s Guide...

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    Setting up Connecting a composite-video source Examples: VCRs, DVD players, audio-video receivers, and video gaming devices Requires: ■ Composite-video cable User’s Guide...

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    Setting up Connecting a DVI source The DVI port is available only on certain models. Examples: Cable boxes, satellite receivers, and some computers Requires: ■ DVI cable User’s Guide...

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    Setting up Connecting a SCART source Examples: VCRs and DVD players Requires: ■ S-video cable (or composite-video cable if source does not provide S-video output) ■ S-video-to-SCART adapter (included with certain models) User’s Guide...

  • Page 25: Connecting A Sound System

    Setting up Connecting a sound system For best home theater sound, connect the audio output of your video source directly to a stereo or surround sound system (connection in the following illustration). Refer to the instructions provided with your video device. However, in some situations, you might want to use a simpler setup that uses the single speaker built into the projector (connection in the following...

  • Page 26: Connecting Several Video Sources

    Setting up Connecting several video sources If you have several video sources, connect them to an audio/video receiver or switch box, then connect the video output from the receiver or switch box to the projector using the highest quality connection available. Also connect the audio outputs from all sources to the receiver, switch box, or sound system.

  • Page 27: Connecting A Computer

    Setting up Connecting a computer If your projector has a DVI port, you can connect a computer to the projector and show the computer display on the screen. This requires a DVI-to-VGA adapter (included with the projector) and a VGA cable (not provided). Requires: ■...

  • Page 28: Turning The Projector On And Off

    Setting up Turning the projector on and off Turning the projector on 1. Be sure the power cord is connected. 2. Open the lens by sliding the lens cover to the left. 3. Press the power button on the projector or on the remote control. The projector takes a minute or so to warm up.

  • Page 29: Turning The Projector Off

    Setting up Turning the projector off 1. Press the power button on the projector or remote control to turn off the projector. Do not hold the button down. The power button blinks during the cool-down period, then the projector turns off. Even though the projector is off, it uses a small amount of power internally.

  • Page 30: Making Basic Adjustments

    Setting up Making basic adjustments This section provides instructions for making basic adjustments to the projector. Selecting a source If the picture from your video source does not appear on the screen, you can quickly select the correct source. ■ Press the source button one or more times—until you see the picture or you see the name of the video port where the source is connected.

  • Page 31: Adjusting The Focus And Zoom

    Setting up Adjusting the focus and zoom 1. Rotate the focus ring until the image becomes clear. The projector can be focused at distances of 1 to 10 m (3 to 33 ft). 2. Rotate the zoom ring to adjust the picture size from 100 to 116%. If the picture does not fit the screen, you might have to move the projector closer to or farther away from the screen.

  • Page 32: Changing The Picture Mode

    Setting up Changing the picture mode When you are showing video from a video source, you can quickly choose a different picture mode to make adjustments to the picture. Picture modes can control properties such as color and size. They let you easily choose the best settings for ambient lighting and the type of video content (see “Adjusting the picture”...

  • Page 33: Adjusting The Shape Of The Picture

    Setting up Adjusting the shape of the picture Depending on the type of video source you are viewing, the picture might or might not always look correct or fit on the screen: ■ If the active video device sends widescreen output to the projector, press menu, go to Picture >...

  • Page 34: Adjusting A Slanted Picture

    Setting up Adjusting a slanted picture If the projector is tilted up or down, the sides of the picture on the screen might slant in or out, even though the top and bottom are level. Keystone adjustment corrects this problem: ■...

  • Page 35: Showing Video

    Showing video Showing the video source 1. Be sure the video device is connected to the projector and turned on. See “Connecting a video source” on page 19. 2. Be sure the projector is set up, turned on, and adjusted. See “Making basic adjustments”...

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    Showing video 3. Press the source button on the projector or remote control one or more times to select the DVI port. 4. If the computer display is not shown on the projector, you might have to turn on the computer’s video output port. For example, some computers require you to press a key combination, such as Fn+F4 or Fn+F5.

  • Page 37: Adjusting The Projector

    Adjusting the projector Adjusting the picture and sound Adjusting the picture The on-screen menu provides many settings that allow you to fine-tune the picture. 1. Press menu, and go to Picture. 2. Change the picture adjustments as needed. From the Picture menu, you can change many picture options, such as brightness, contrast, and picture shape, as well as customize the picture modes.

  • Page 38: Adjusting The Projector Setup

    Adjusting the projector Adjusting the projector setup 1. Press menu, and go to Setup. 2. Set the setup adjustments as needed. From the Setup menu, you can select settings, such as menu language, projector position, and menu timeout. To get descriptions for all available setup adjustments, see “Setup menu” on page 41.

  • Page 39: Input Menu

    Adjusting the projector Input menu For a visual aid, see “Back panel” on page 12. Input menu Component Shows the source connected to the component-video port (YPbPr). S-Video Shows the source connected to the S-video port. Composite Shows the source connected to the composite-video port.

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    Adjusting the projector Picture menu (Continued) VGA settings... Adjusts settings for a computer input. Auto-sync Resynchronizes the projector to the input signal. This can compensate for any change in the signal. Frequency Adjusts the timing of the projector relative to the computer.

  • Page 41: Sound Menu

    Adjusting the projector Sound menu Sound menu Mute Turns off the projector’s speaker. Volume Adjusts the loudness of the speakers. Internal speakers Sets whether the internal speakers are turned on. Reset sound settings Restores sound settings to their default settings. Setup menu Setup menu Language...

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    Adjusting the projector User’s Guide...

  • Page 43: Maintaining The Projector

    Maintaining the projector Getting the projector status To get the projector status, press the menu button on the projector or remote control and go to Help. This screen shows information and status for the projector. Cleaning the projector lens You can clean the front lens of the projector using the following recommendations.

  • Page 44: Replacing The Lamp Module

    To reduce the risk of injury, be careful when removing the lamp module as broken glass might be present. For a ceiling installation, wear goggles and gloves when removing the lamp module. If the lamp is broken, contact HP about repairs that might be required due to glass fragments.

  • Page 45: Replacing The Battery In The Remote Control

    Maintaining the projector 5. Insert the new lamp module into the projector and tighten the two screws. 6. Insert the tab on the front cover into the slot in the projector and close the cover. 7. Tighten the screws that hold the cover. 8.

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    Maintaining the projector User’s Guide...

  • Page 47: Installing Permanently

    1. Attach the projector to the ceiling using an HP L1733A ceiling mount kit. The base of the projector must by removed when it is attached to the ceiling mount.

  • Page 48: Connecting To A Room Controller

    Installing permanently Connecting to a room controller If your projector has a serial port, you can connect the projector to a room controller using a serial (RS-232) cable. After you program the room controller using the following commands, you can use the room controller to operate the projector and other components of your home theater.

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    Installing permanently The following table shows the specific syntax to use for various requested tasks. To perform this task... Use this request syntax... Change a setting to a specified value *command=value<CR> Ask the current setting *command=?<CR> Increment a setting *command=+<CR> Decrement a setting *command=-<CR>...

  • Page 50: Room Controller Commands

    Installing permanently ■ Invalid parameter—command with current value ■ Action command with unnecessary parameter—action command ■ Action command that is unavailable—action command The following simplified example shows how the projector typically responds to a request to change the active input source. Note that the three latter notifications are delayed.

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    Installing permanently Video functions Command Parameters Description CSPC 0 to 2, ? Sets or queries the active color space: 0=RGB, 1=YPbPr, 2=YCbCr. PMOD 0,1,3,4,5,? Sets or queries the picture mode: 0=computer, 1=movie, 3=sports, 4=TV, 5=custom. value, +, -, ? VSHF Sets or queries the vertical shift of the projected image: usable range is determined by the active input source.

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    Installing permanently Video functions (Continued) Command Parameters Description value , +, -, ? Sets or queries the synchronization of the projector to the active computer input source. value , +, -, ? VPOS Sets or queries the vertical positioning of the projected image: usable range is the maximum and minimum allowed by the active computer input source.

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    Installing permanently Setup functions Command Parameters Description LANG 0 to 9, 11, ? Sets or queries the language used by the projector: 0=English, 1=French, 2=Italian, 3=German, 4=Portuguese, 5=Spanish, 6=Traditional Chinese, 7=Simplified Chinese, 8=Korean, 9=Japanese, 11=Dutch. LHRS Queries the time (in tenths of hours) that the lamp has been in use.

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    Installing permanently Power and status functions Command Parameters Description SHDN None Puts the projector into cool-down state, and later into standby state. The projector sends a notification when it enters cool-down state (STAT=3), and another when it enters standby state (STAT=0).

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    Installing permanently Simulated key presses Command Parameters Description MENU None Simulates pressing the MENU key on keypad ENTER None Simulates pressing the OK key on keypad LEFT None Simulates pressing the Left Arrow key on keypad RIGHT None Simulates pressing the Right Arrow key on keypad None Simulates pressing the Up Arrow key on...

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    Installing permanently User’s Guide...

  • Page 57: Fixing Problems

    ■ “Remote control problems” on page 62 ✎ If these suggestions do not solve your problem, go to for additional information. To contact HP, see Chapter 7, “Support and warranty.” Warning light problems If both red warning lights are blinking: ❏...

  • Page 58: Start-up Problems

    If this occurs after you install a new lamp module, remove and reinstall the lamp module. If a new lamp does not fix the problem, contact HP for assistance.

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    Fixing problems If the image is out of focus: ❏ Be sure the lens cover is open. ❏ While displaying the on-screen menu, adjust the focus ring. (The image size should not change; if it does, you are adjusting the zoom, not the focus.) ❏...

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    Fixing problems If the image is stretched: ❏ On the projector or remote control, press the picture mode button one or more times to see if one of the picture modes makes the image the correct size. ❏ Press menu, go to Picture > Customize picture mode > Stretch. Try the different settings.

  • Page 61: Sound Problems

    Fixing problems If several picture settings seem completely wrong and you cannot fix them: ❏ Press menu, go to Picture > Color settings > Reset color settings, and press ok. ❏ Press menu, go to Setup > Reset all settings, and press ok. If a scrolling or cut-off image is displayed for a computer connection: ❏...

  • Page 62: Interruption Problems

    ❏ If the lamp burns out and makes a popping sound, the projector will not turn back on until the lamp module has been replaced. ❏ If the lamp breaks, contact HP about repairs that might be required due to glass fragments.

  • Page 63: Testing The Projector

    Fixing problems Testing the projector The on-screen menu contains diagnostic tests you can use to verify the proper operation of the projector and the remote control. 1. Press menu and go to Help > Diagnostics. 2. Select a test and press ok. 3.

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    Fixing problems User’s Guide...

  • Page 65: Support And Warranty

    Step 3: HP phone support HP provides telephone support free of charge for as long as you own your projector. (Standard phone company charges may apply.) Telephone support is available in any country or region where the product is distributed by HP. HP e-support is always available at no cost—see “Step 2: HP e-support”.

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    Slovakia: + 421 2 6820 8080 Canada (other): 1-800-474-6836 Spain: 902 010 059 Chile: 800-360-999 Sweden: + 46 (0)77 120 4765 Colombia: 01-800-51-HP-INVENT Switzerland: 0848 672 672 Costa Rica: 0-800-011-4114 + Ukraine: + 7 (380 44) 490-3520 1-800-711-2884 United Kingdom: +44 (0)870 010 4320...

  • Page 67: Obtaining Hp Repair

    Limited warranty HP is committed to providing the best service to ensure that you get the most out of your HP Digital Projector. This Limited Warranty Statement describes the standard Digital Projector warranty.

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    HP ❏ Operation outside the product’s specifications 4. If HP receives notice of a defect in any hardware product covered by HP’s warranty during the applicable warranty period, HP shall either repair or replace the defective product at HP’s option.

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    Support and warranty User’s Guide...

  • Page 71: Reference

    This chapter lists the specifications, safety information, and regulatory information for the projector. Specifications Because HP continually improves its products, the following specifications are subject to change. For the latest specifications, visit the HP website at Projector specifications Size 386 ×...

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    Reference Projector specifications (Continued) IR receivers Front and back of projector Lamp 210-watt lamp 4000-hour average lamp life (to half of original brightness) Replacement lamp: L1731A Optics 1 to 10 m (3 to 33 ft) focus range 1.16:1 optical zoom ep7110 series: 1.7 to 2.0 throw ratio (distance/width) 128% offset (relative to half-height)

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    Reference Video mode compatibility Compatibility Resolution Refresh rates (Hz) Analog 640 x 350 70, 85 640 x 400 640 x 480 60, 66.66, 66.68, 72, 75, 85, 117, 120 720 x 400 70, 85 SVGA 800 x 600 56, 60, 72, 75, 85, 95 832 x 624 74.55 1024 x 768...

  • Page 74: Safety Information

    This section presents information that shows how your digital projector complies with regulations in certain regions. Any modifications to your digital projector not expressly approved by HP could void the authority to operate the digital projector in these regions. U.S.A.

  • Page 75: Canada

    Reference interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this digital projector does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception (which can be determined by unplugging the unit), try the following: ■ Reorienting or relocating the receiving antenna. ■...

  • Page 76: International

    Reference International For regulatory identification purposes, your product is assigned a regulatory model number. The regulatory model number for your product is listed in the declaration of conformity. This regulatory number is different from the marketing name and product number. User’s Guide...

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    Reference Declaration of conformity According to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014 Manufacturer's name: Hewlett Packard Company Manufacturer's address: Hewlett Packard Company Digital Projection & Imaging 1000 NE Circle Blvd. Corvallis, OR 97330-4239 Declares, that the product(s): Product name: Home Cinema Model numbers: ep7110/ep7120 series Regulatory model:...

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    Reference User’s Guide...

  • Page 79: Index

    38 DVI video connecting computer 27 cables connecting source 23 connections 19 port 12 length of 15 quality of 15 focus 31 ceiling installation 47 cleaning 7 component-video home theater 15 connecting source 20 HP support 65 port 12...

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    Index image. See picture regulatory information 74 remote control buttons 13 lamp, replacing 44 installing batteries 45 language, changing 38 opening menu 38 LED safety 74 troubleshooting 62 lens repair service 67 cleaning 43 replacing lamp 44 lights. See lamp; warning lights room controller 48 room layout 15 menu.

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    Index VGA, connecting 27 YPbPr. See component-video video mode compatibility 73 video sources zoom 31 selecting 30 showing 35 volume, adjusting warning lights location 11 meanings 57 troubleshooting 57 warranty 67...

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    © 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Printed in China 5990-3663...

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    Wash your hands after cleaning the area or handling a broken lamp. Disposal of this lamp may be regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or the Electronic Industries Alliance ( You can find safety information about the lamp at

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