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  • Page 1 Acer Projector P5271/P5271i/P5271n/P5390W/ P5290/P5281 Series User's Guide...
  • Page 2 Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Other companies' product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies.
  • Page 3 Information for your safety and comfort Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 4 • To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery leakage, do not place the product on a vibrating surface. • Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating environment which will probably cause unexpected short current or damage rotor devices, lamp.
  • Page 5 Product servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: •...
  • Page 6 Do not stand the projector on end vertically. It may cause the projector to fall over, causing injury or damage. • This product is capable of displaying inverted images for ceiling mount installation. Only use acer ceiling mount kit for mounting the projector and ensure it is securely installed.
  • Page 7 For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit http://www.acer-group.com/public/Sustainability/sustainability01.htm Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: “Lamp(s) contain Mercury, Dispose Properly.”...
  • Page 8: Precautions

    viii First things first Usage Notes • Turn off the product before cleaning. • Use a soft cloth moistened with mild detergent to clean the display housing. • Disconnect the power plug from AC outlet if the product is not being used for a long period of time.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    How to optimize image size and distance How to get a preferred image size by adjusting distance and zoom How to get a preferred image position by adjusting lens shift User Controls Installation menu Acer Empowering Technology Onscreen Display (OSD) Menus Color Image Management Setting Audio...
  • Page 10 Timer Language Appendices Troubleshooting LED & Alarm Definition Listing Replacing the Lamp Ceiling Mount Installation Specifications Compatibility modes Regulations and safety notices...
  • Page 11: Introduction

    P5271/P5271i/P5271n/P5290/P5281: Native 1024 x 768 XGA resolution P5390W: Native 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution 4:3 / 16:9 aspect ratio supported (P5271/P5271i/P5271n/P5290/P5281) Full/4:3/16:9/L.Box aspect ratio supported (P5390W) • Acer ColorBoost technology delivers nature’s true colors for vivid, life-like images • High brightness and contrast ratio •...
  • Page 12: Package Overview

    Contact your dealer immediately if any thing is missing. Projector with lens cap Power cord VGA cable Composite video cable DVI-D Cable Security card Acer Projector Quick Start Guide 2 x User's Guide (Wireless CD Remote control 2 x Quick start guide for P5271i) (#B for P5271i)
  • Page 13: Projector Overview

    Projector Overview Projector Outlook Front / upper side 5 6 7 Description Description Lens cap Remote control receivers Elevator button Control panel Elevator foot Power button 10 Lens shift control rings Zoom Lens 11 Tilt adjusting wheel Zoom ring Focus ring...
  • Page 14: Rear Side

    Rear side 6 7 8 9 10 HDMI HDMI AUDIO IN 1 AUDIO OUT VGA OUT VGA OUT VGA IN 1 S-VIDEO VIDEO RS232 AUDIO IN 2 WIRED REMOTE RESET POWER DC OUT VGA IN 2 18 19 20 21 Description Description USB connector...
  • Page 15: Control Panel

    Temp Indicator LED Press "SOURCE" to choose RGB, Component, S- SOURCE Video, Composite, SCART, HDTV and HDMI™ sources. Use to select items or make Four directional select keys adjustments to your selection. Unique Acer functions: eOpening, eView, eTimer, Empowering key ePower Management.
  • Page 16: Remote Control Layout

    Remote Control Layout...
  • Page 17 To turn on/off the volume. WIRELESS Press "WIRELESS" to display the image which is wirelessly transmitted from the PC to the projector via the "Acer eProjection Management" utility. (for wireless model) KeyPad 0~9 Press "0~9" to input a password in the "Security".
  • Page 18 LAN/WiFi Press "LAN/WiFi" to display the image which is wire or wirelessly transmitted from the PC to the projector via the "Acer eProjection Management" utility. (WiFi function only for P5271i) Mouse button This function is not available with the projector.
  • Page 19: Getting Started

    Getting Started Connecting the Projector DVD player, Set-top Box, HDTV receiver DVD player R B G S-Video Output HDMI DVI-D Video Output D-Sub R B G RS232 RS232 HDMI HDTV adapter DVI-D D-Sub HDMI AUDIO OUT AUDIO IN 1 VGA OUT VGA IN 1 S-VIDEO VIDEO...
  • Page 20 Note: To ensure the projector works well with your computer, please make sure the timing of the display mode is compatible with the projector.
  • Page 21: Connecting The Projector For Wireless Function

    Connecting the Projector for Wireless Function HDMI AUDIO IN 1 AUDIO OUT VGA OUT VGA IN 1 S-VIDEO VIDEO RS232 WIRED REMOTE AUDIO IN 2 USB B RESET POWER USB A1 USB A2 VGA IN 2 Internet Description 1 Power cord 2 LAN cable 3 USB WiFi adapter Note: For P5271i only...
  • Page 22: Turning The Projector On/Off

    Turning the Projector On/Off Turning on the Projector Remove the lens cap.(Illustration #1) Ensure that the power cord and signal cable are securely connected. The Power indicator LED will flash red. Turn on the projector by pressing "Power" button on the control panel, and the Power indicator LED will turn blue.(Illustration #2) Turn on your source (computer, notebook, video player ,etc.).
  • Page 23: Turning The Projector Off

    Turning the projector off To turn the projector off, press the power button. This message appears: "Please press the power button again to complete the shutdown process." Press the power button again. The LED power indicator will turn RED and blink rapidly after the projector is turned off, and the fan(s) will continue to operate for about 2 minutes to ensure that the system cools properly.
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Height of Projected Image The projector is equipped with elevator feet for adjusting the height of image. To raise the image: Press the elevator foot release. (Illustration #1) Raise the image to the desired height angle (Illustration #2), then release the button to lock the elevator foot into position.
  • Page 25: How To Optimize Image Size And Distance

    How to optimize image size and distance Consult the table below to find the optimal image sizes achievable when the projector is positioned at a desired distance from the screen. ¥ • P5271/P5271i/P5271n/P5290/P5281 Example: If the projector is 3 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 56"...
  • Page 26 P5271/P5271i/P5271n/P5290/P5281 Screen size Screen size Desired (Min zoom) (Max zoom) Distance From base From base to Diagonal Diagonal to top of top of image <A> (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) image (cm) (cm) <B>...
  • Page 27 • P5390W Example: If the projector is 3 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 66" and 107". P5390W Note: Remind as below figure, the space of 180 cm height is required when located at 3m distance. Height: 180 cm Form base to top of image...
  • Page 28 P5390W Screen size Screen size Desired (Min zoom) (Max zoom) Distance From base From base to Diagonal Diagonal to top of top of image <A> (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) image (cm) (cm) <B>...
  • Page 29: How To Get A Preferred Image Size By Adjusting Distance And Zoom

    How to get a preferred image size by adjusting distance and zoom P5271/P5271i/P5271n/P5290/P5281 Height Form base to top of image 1.6 m 2.7 m Desired Distance The table below shows how to achieve a desired image size by adjusting either the position or the zoom ring.
  • Page 30 P5271/P5271i/P5271n/P5290/P5281 Desired Image Size Distance (m) Top (cm) From base to top of Diagonal (inch) Max zoom Min zoom W (cm) x H (cm) image <A> <B> <C> <D> 61 x 46 81 x 61 102 x 76 122 x 91 142 x 107 163 x 122 183 x 137...
  • Page 31 P5390W Height Form base to top of image 1.4 m 2.3m Desired Distance The table below shows how to achieve a desired image size by adjusting either the position or the zoom ring. For example: to obtain an image size of 50" set the projector at a distance 1.4 m and 2.3 m from the screen and adjust the zoom level accordingly.
  • Page 32 P5390W Desired Image Size Distance (m) Top (cm) From base to top of Diagonal (inch) Max zoom Min zoom W (cm) x H (cm) image <A> <B> <C> <D> 65 x 40 86 x 54 108 x 67 129 x 81 151 x 94 172 x 108 194 x 121...
  • Page 33: How To Get A Preferred Image Position By Adjusting Lens Shift

    How to get a preferred image position by adjusting lens shift The projector is equipped with lens shift for adjusting the position of projected image right and left or up and down without requiring you to physically move the projector. Vertical Lens Shift ring Horizontal...
  • Page 34 Adjusting the horizontal or vertical image position P5271/P5271i/P5271n/P5290/P5281 The vertical image height can be adjusted between 5% and 30% of the image height. (The minimum vertical image offset is fixed at 5% of the image height above the centre of the projector lens.) With the lens in the centre position the horizontal image position can be adjusted to the left or right by up to a maximum of 30% of the image width.
  • Page 35 Note: The maximum shift of vertical (horizontal) image adjustment can be limited by horizontal (vertical) image position. Please refer below diagram. 130%(V), 0%(H) -5%(H) 5%(H) 15%(H) -15%(H) 120%(V) 105%(V) 30%(H) -30%(H) H x 30% H x 30% H x 5% H x 5% V x 25% Offset max=...
  • Page 36 P5390W The vertical image height can be adjusted between 5% and 25% of the image height. (The minimum vertical image offset is fixed at 5% of the image height above the centre of the projector lens.) With the lens in the centre position the horizontal image position can be adjusted to the left or right by up to a maximum of 15% of the image width.
  • Page 37 Note: The maximum shift of vertical (horizontal) image adjustment can be limited by horizontal (vertical) image position. Please refer below diagram. 125%(V), 0%(H) -4%(H) 4%(H) 10%(H) -10%(H) 115%(V) 15%(H) -15%(H) 105%(V) H x 15% H x 15% H x 4% H x 4% V x 20% Offset max=...
  • Page 38: User Controls

    The new settings will be saved automatically upon exiting the menu. Push the menu button anytime to exit the menu and return to the Acer welcome screen.
  • Page 39: Acer Empowering Technology

    Acer Empowering Technology Acer Empowering Key provides four Empowering Acer unique functions, they are "Acer eView Management", "Acer eTimer Management", "Acer eOpening Management" and "Acer ePower Management" respectively. Press " " key for more than one second to launch the Onscreen display main menu to modify its function.
  • Page 40: Onscreen Display (Osd) Menus

    Onscreen Display (OSD) Menus The projector has multilingual OSD that allow you to make image adjustments and change a variety of settings. Using the OSD menus • To open the OSD menu, press "MENU" on the remote control or control panel.
  • Page 41: Color

    Color Display Mode There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images. • Bright: For brightness optimization. • Presentation: For meeting presentation. • Standard: For common environment. • Video: For playing video in a bright environment. • User: Memorize user's settings. Wall color Use this function to choose a proper color according to the wall.
  • Page 42: Image

    Tint Adjusts the color balance of red and green. • Press to increase the amount of green in the image. • Press to increase the amount of red in the image. Note: "Saturation" and "Tint" functions are not supported under computer or HDMI mode.
  • Page 43 Keystone Adjust image distortion caused by tilting projection. (±40 degrees) H. Position • Press to move the image left. (Horizontal • position) Press to to move the image right. V. Position • Press to move the image down. (Vertical position) •...
  • Page 44 Note: "3D Sync Invert" is only available when DLP 3D is enabled. Note: There has reminder screen if 3D still enable when power on projector. Please adjust setting depended on your purpose.
  • Page 45: Management

    Management ECO Mode Choose "On" to dim the projector lamp which will lower power consumption, extend the lamp life and reduce noise. Choose "Off" to return normal mode. High Altitude Choose "On" to turn on High Altitude mode. Operate the fans at full speed continuously to allow for proper high altitude cooling of the projector.
  • Page 46 Use this function to select your desired startup screen. If you change the setting, the changes will take effect when you exit the OSD menu. • Acer: The default startup screen of your Acer projector. • User: Use memorize picture from "Screen Capture" function. Screen Capture Use this function to customize the startup screen.
  • Page 47 Security Card (please check accessory in the box). This unique password is the number which will be accepted by projector anytime no matter what the Administrator Password is. • If losing this security card and number, please contact with an Acer service center.
  • Page 48: Audio

    Lock User Startup Screen • Default Lock User Startup Screen is "OFF". If lock user startup screen is "ON", users cannot change startup screen anymore and avoid other users change that arbitrarily. Choose "OFF" to unlock startup screen. • VGA OUT (Standby) Default is "Off".
  • Page 49: Timer

    Timer • Timer Location Choose the location of the timer on the screen. Timer Start • Press to start or stop the timer. Timer Period • Press to adjust the timer period. • Timer Volume Select this function to adjust the notification volume when the timer function is enabled and time is up.
  • Page 50: Appendices

    Appendices Troubleshooting If you experience a problem with your Acer projector, refer to the following troubleshooting guide. If the problem persists, please contact your local reseller or service center. Image Problems and Solutions Problem Solution No image appears • Connected as described in the "Getting Started"...
  • Page 51 Partial, scrolling • Press "RESYNC" on the remote control or control or incorrectly panel. displayed image • For an incorrectly displayed image: (for notebooks) • Follow the steps for item 2 (above) to adjust the resolution of your computer. • Press the toggle output settings.
  • Page 52: Problems With The Projector

    Image is too small • Adjust the zoom ring on the top of the projector. or too large • Move the projector closer to or further from the screen. • Press "MENU" on the remote control or on the control panel. Go to "Image --> Aspect Ratio" and try different settings.
  • Page 53: Osd Messages

    OSD Messages Condition Message Reminder Message Fan Fail - the system fan is not working. Projector Overheated - the projector has exceeded its recommended operating temperature and must be allowed to cool down before it may be used. Replace the lamp - the lamp is about to reach its maximum lifetime.
  • Page 54: Led & Alarm Definition Listing

    LED & Alarm Definition Listing LED Messages Lamp LED Temp LED Power LED Message Blue Standby (power cord plugged in) Power button ON Lamp retry Quick flashing Turning off Quick (cooling state) flashing Turning off (cooling completed) Error (thermal failure) Error (fan lock failure) Quick flashing...
  • Page 55: Replacing The Lamp

    Replacing the Lamp Use a screwdriver to remove the screw(s) from the cover, and then pull out the lamp. The projector will detect the lamp life. You will be shown a warning message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power operation. Replacement Suggested!"...
  • Page 56: Ceiling Mount Installation

    Ceiling Mount Installation If you wish to install the projector using a ceiling mount, please refer to the steps below: Drill four holes into a solid, structurally sound part of the ceiling, and secure the mount base. Note: Screws are not included. Please obtain the appropriate screws for your type of ceiling.
  • Page 57 Use the appropriate number of screws for the projector size to attach the projector to the ceiling mount bracket. Screw Type B Smaller Washer Large Washer Projector Bracket Supports projector and allows - for adjustments Spacer - For heat dissipation Note: It is recommended that you keep a reasonable space between the bracket and the projector to allow for proper heat distribution.
  • Page 58 Adjust the angle and positioning as necessary. Tightening Screw Allen Key Allen Key Tightening Screw Note: The appropriate type of screw and washer for each model is listed in the table below. 3 mm diameter screws are enclosed in the screw pack. Models Screw Type B Washer Type...
  • Page 59: Specifications

    Specifications The specifications listed below are subject to change without notice. For final specs, please refer to Acer's published marketing specifications. Projection system ® Resolution P5271/P5271i/P5271n/P5290/P5281: Native: XGA (1024 x768), Maximum: UXGA (1600 x 1200), WSXGA+ (1680x1050) P5390W:Native: WXGA (1280 x 800), Maximum: UXGA...
  • Page 60 I/O connectors • Power socket x1 • VGA input x2 • Composite input x1 • S-Video x1 • VGA output x1 • HDMI x1 • DVI-D x1: with HDCP support • 3.5 mm audio jack input x2 • 3.5 mm audio jack output x1 •...
  • Page 61: Compatibility Modes

    Compatibility modes A. VGA Analog VGA Analog - PC Signal Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] 640x480 31.47 640x480 37.86 640x480 37.50 640x480 43.27 640x480 119.51 61.60 SVGA 800x600 35.20 800x600 37.88 800x600 48.08 800x600 46.88 800x600 53.67 800x600 119.85 77.20 1024x768 48.36...
  • Page 62 VGA Analog - Extended Wide timing Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] WXGA 1280x768 47.78 1280x768 60.29 1280x768 68.63 1280x720 44.80 1280x800 49.60 1440x900 55.90 1680x1050 65.30 1366x768 47.71 1920x1080-RB* 66.60 1920x1080-EIA 66.60 1024x600 37.30 Note: "*" Only support 1080P@60Hz (with reduced blanking timing).
  • Page 63 SVGA 800x600 35.20 800x600 37.88 800x600 48.08 800x600 46.88 800x600 53.67 800x600 119.85 77.20 1024x768 48.36 1024x768 56.48 1024x768 60.02 1024x768 119.804 98.80 1152x864 67.50 1152x864 77.10 1280x1024 64.00 1280x1024 77.90 1280x1024 79.98 1280x1024 91.15 1280x960 75.00 PowerBook G4 640x480 31.50 PowerBook G4 640x480...
  • Page 64 HDMI - Video Signal Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] 480i 720x480(1440x480) 59.94 (29.97) 27.00 480p 720x480 59.94 31.47 576i 720x576(1440x576) 50 (25) 27.00 576p 720x576 31.25 720p 1280x720 45.00 720p 1280x720 37.50 1080i 1920x1080 60 (30) 33.75 1080i 1920x1080 50 (25) 33.75 1080p...
  • Page 65: Regulations And Safety Notices

    Regulations and safety notices FCC notice This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 66: Declaration Of Conformity For Eu Countries

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Acer hereby declares that this projector series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Compliant with Russian regulatory certification...
  • Page 67: Declaration Of Conformity

    Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan Declaration of Conformity Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih, Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai, e-mail:easy_lai@acer.com.tw And, Acer Italy s.r.l Via Lepetit, 40, 20020 Lainate (MI) Italy Tel: +39-02-939-921, Fax: +39-02 9399-2913, www.acer.it...
  • Page 68 -. EN301 489-1 -. EN301 489-17 Article 3.2 Spectrum Usages -. EN300 328 -. EN301 893 (Applicable to 5GHz high performance RLAN). Year to begin affixing CE marking 2010. Sep. 20, 2010 _______________________________ Easy Lai /Manager Date Regulation Center, Acer Inc.
  • Page 69 Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St., San Jose CA 95110, U. S. A. Tel : 254-298-4000 Fax : 254-298-4147 www.acer.com Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the...