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Operating Instructions
LCD Projector
Commercial Use
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions LCD Projector Commercial Use PT-F300NTE Model No. PT-F300E (PT-F300NTE) Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. TQBJ0280-2 NGLISH...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Notice

    This instruction booklet provides all the necessary operating information that you might require. We hope it will help you to get the most out of your new product, and that you will be pleased with your Panasonic LCD projector. The serial number of your product may be found on its bottom.

  • Page 3

    Important Safety Notice Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used Batteries These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them to applicable collection points, in accordance with your national legislation and the Directives 2002/96/EC and 2006/66/EC.

  • Page 4: Declaration Of Conformity

    Cet appareil est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la Directive 1999/5/EC. Les clients peuvent télécharger une copie de la DC originale pour ce produit à partir de notre serveur DC: Coordonnées dans l’UE : Panasonic Services Europe, a Division of Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH, Panasonic Testing Centre, Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, F.R.Germany...

  • Page 5

    Important Safety Notice NGLISH - 5...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Projection method ... 18 Front leg adjusters and throwing angle ... 18 Lens shift and positioning... 19 Connections... 21 Before connection to the projector ... 21 Connecting example: Computers... 21 Connecting example: AV equipment... 22 Basic Operation Switching the projector on/off ... 23 Mains lead...

  • Page 7

    Items in NETWORK menu ... 48 Maintenance TEMP, LAMP and FILTER Indicators ... 49 Managing the indicated problems... 49 Care and Replacement... 50 Cleaning the projector ... 50 Replacing the Lamp unit... 50 Replacing the Auto Cleaning Filter (ACF) ... 51 Troubleshooting ... 53 Appendix Technical Information ...

  • Page 8: Precautions With Regard To Safety

    Do not place the projector on top of surfaces which are unstable. If the projector is placed on top of a surface which is sloped or unstable, it may fall down or tip over, and injury or damage could result.

  • Page 9: Cautions

    Strong light is emitted from the projector’s lens. If you place directly into this light, it can hurt or damage your skin. Do not look into the lens while the projector is being used. Strong light is emitted from the projector’s lens. If you look directly into this light, it can hurt and damage your eyes.

  • Page 10: Cautions When Transporting

    It is a good idea to clean the inside of the projector before the season for humid weather arrives. Ask your nearest Authorised Service Centre to clean the projector when required.

  • Page 11: Cautions On Use

    See “TEST PATTERN” on page 45. The liquid crystal panel of the projector is built with very high precision technology to provide fine picture details. Occasionally, a few stuck pixels may appear on the screen as fixed points of blue, green or red.

  • Page 12: Accessories

    Precautions with regard to safety Accessories Make sure the following accessories are provided with your projector. Remote control for Remote control for PT-F300NTE (x1) PT-F300E (x1) N2QAYB000308 N2QAYB000311 * The protectors for enclosed products, such as a plug cover or foam cartons, must be treated properly.

  • Page 13: Read This First

    ENTER NOTE: Once you finish the minimum requirement setting, it will not be displayed again unless the projector is initialised. See “INITIALIZE ALL” on page 45. You can change the each setting from the main menu. See “Menu Navigation” on page 32.

  • Page 14: About Your Projector

    • Do not cover the ventilation openings or place anything within 50 cm (20") of them as this may cause damage or injury. • While the projector is not in use, keep the front panel cover closed to protect the lens.

  • Page 15: About Your Projector

    (page 25) Burglar hook port Attach a commercial burglar prevention cable. AC IN Connect the mains lead to supply electronic power to the projector. (page 23) AUDIO IN Connect audio cables for inputting audio signal. S-VIDEO IN Connect a S-VIDEO signal cable.

  • Page 16: Remote Control

    About Your Projector Remote control Attaching a hand strap You can attach a favourite strap on to the remote control. Power button While the MAIN POWER is on, switch between standby mode and projection mode. (page 23) Project a laser pointer.

  • Page 17: Setting Up

    NOTE: • See page 59 for the screen size and throw distance of 16:9. • Do not use the projector at a raised or a horizontally tilted position as it may cause malfunction of the projector. • Make sure the projector lens surface is parallel with the screen. You can tilt the projector body approximately ±...

  • Page 18: Projection Method

    Setting up Projection method You can use the projector with any of the following 4 projection methods. To set the desired method in the projector, See “INSTALLATION” on page 44. Setting on a desk/floor and projecting from front INSTALLATION: FRONT/DESK...

  • Page 19: Lens Shift And Positioning

    Lens shift and positioning If the projector is not positioned right in front of the centre of the screen, you can adjust the projected image position by moving the lens shift lever within the shift range of the lens. Adjusting the lens shift lever 1.

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    When the projector position is fixed NOTE: • When the projector is located right in front of the screen and the lens shift lever is centred, you will get the best quality of the projection image. • When the lens shift lever is at the vertical limit of the shift range, you cannot move the lever to the horizontal limit, likewise when the lens shift lever is at the horizontal limit of the shift range, you cannot move the lever to the vertical limit.

  • Page 21: Connections

    Connections Before connection to the projector Read and follow the operating and connecting instructions of each peripheral device. The peripheral devices must be turned off. Use cables that match each peripheral device to be connected. If the input signal is affected by signal jitter, the projected image may have poor image quality and timebase correction is effective.

  • Page 22: Connecting Example: Av Equipment

    Connections Connecting example: AV equipment Connecting with VIDEO IN/S-VIDEO IN NOTE: • When you connect more than one AV equipment, switch the audio connection manually. Connecting with DVI-D IN NOTE: • DVI-D is single link. • Prepare a HDMI - DVI-D cable for HDMI connection. •...

  • Page 23: Switching The Projector On/off

    • Switch off the power to the projector when not in use. • If the projector is switched on again while the internal cooling fan is still operating by the internal power supply, it may take a while to start the projection.

  • Page 24: Power Indicator

    Flashing NOTE: • If the projector is switched on again while the internal cooling fan is still operating by the internal power supply, it may take a while to start the projection. • The electric consumption in standby mode is 4 W.

  • Page 25: Switching On The Projector

    This is not necessary in remote control operation. NOTE: • When starting up the projector, some small rattling or tinkling sound may be heard, or the display may flicker for the characteristics of the lamp. Those are normal and will not affect the performance of the projector.

  • Page 26: Projecting An Image

    1. Open the front panel cover. 2. Adjust the projected image with the lens shift lever. See “Lens shift and positioning” on page 19. 3. Adjust the angle of the projector. Screw down the front leg adjusters and adjust the angle vertically.

  • Page 27: Remote Control Operation

    • When there is no signal input and SIGNAL SEARCH in DISPLAY OPTION menu is ON, the auto signal detecting system will start. You can operate the projector with the remote control within the remote range 15 m (49'2"), approximately ± 30° vertically and horizontally.

  • Page 28: Switching The Input Signal

    Only for the network connection operation. See CD- ROM contents for more detailed information. Pressing the VIDEO button VIDEO Pressing the INPUT SELECT button on the projector COMPUTER1 NETWORK Shifting the centre point Press F G I H to shift the centre point.

  • Page 29: Capturing An Image

    AV equipment are continuing. Stopping the projection You can stop the projection and audio sound through the projector for saving electrical Resetting to the factory default settings You can reset most of the customised settings to the factory defaults by pressing the DEFAULT button of the remote control.

  • Page 30: Using An Assigned Function

    Remote control operation Using an assigned function You can assign a selected function to the FUNCTION button. Following functions are assignable. Options Functions Deactivate the FUNCTION DISABLE button. ASPECT Display the ASPECT menu. Display the PICTURE MODE PICTURE MODE menu. Display the DAYLIGHT VIEW DAYLIGHT VIEW menu.

  • Page 31: Controlling The Volume Of The Speaker

    Remote control operation Controlling the volume of the speaker You can control the volume of the built-in NOTE: speakers and output sound. Press "+" side of the • Power consumption can be reduced if the volume level VOLUME button to increase and "-" to decrease. is lowered.

  • Page 32: Menu Navigation

    Menu Navigation Main menu and Sub-menu The menu options are structured and categorised. You can navigate through the menu with F G I H buttons. See “Menu Navigation” on page 32. The underlined items are factory default settings. Some default settings vary by the selected input signal.

  • Page 33: Projector Setup


  • Page 34: Navigating Through The Menu


  • Page 35: Picture Menu

    PICTURE menu Remote control Control panel See “Navigating through the menu” on page 34. See “Main menu and Sub-menu” on page 32. PICTURE MODE Depending on the projection environment, you can use these preset parameter settings to optimise image projection. Press I H to cycle through the options. STANDARD Setting for a general image DYNAMIC...

  • Page 36: Color Temperature

    NTSC 4.43 NOTE: • AUTO setting will select from NTSC/NTSC 4.43/PAL/ PAL60/PAL-M/PAL-N/SECAM. RGB/YP The projector will detect the signal from the COMPUTER terminals if the signal is RGB or YP the automatic detecting system and switch between RGB and YP manually.

  • Page 37: Position Menu

    Image Operation NOTE: • You can correct the distortion ± 30 degrees from the plane. For a better quality image, installing the projector with a minimum of distortion is recommended. • Some distortion may be retained for lens shift adjustment.

  • Page 38: Aspect

    POSITION menu ASPECT You can switch the aspect ratio manually when needed. Press I H to cycle through the options. Aspect ratio options AUTO Signals which contains an identifying aspect signal will be detected and automatically project the image in proper ratio. (NTSC and 525i (480i) signals only) When a 4:3 or 5:4 signal is detected, the image will be projected without any change, and other signals...

  • Page 39: Frame Lock

    FRAME LOCK If the projected image is degraded, you can activate FRAME LOCK for synchronisation. Press I H to select the required option. ( Available with Deactive Active signals only POSITION menu NGLISH - 39...

  • Page 40: Display Option Menu

    Only the minimum warning messages will be displayed. NOTE: • When the WARNING MESSAGE is set to OFF, use the projector with utmost care due to the most of warning messages will not be displayed. NGLISH - 40 DVI-D IN NOTE: •...

  • Page 41: Startup Logo

    • Usually the recommended setting is ON. BACK COLOR You can choose a BLUE or BLACK screen for when the projector is idle. Press I H to select the required option. WIDE MODE When projecting WIDE signals, switch to ON to display the image in well adjusted size.

  • Page 42: Other Functions

    DISPLAY OPTION menu OTHER FUNCTIONS From menu operation, you can apply to the functions, which are only for the remote control. Menu items AUTO SETUP See page 27. FREEZE See page 29. AV MUTE See page 29. INDEX-WINDOW See page 29. You can enlarge the projected image.

  • Page 43: Projector Setup Menu

    PROJECTOR SETUP menu Remote control Control panel See “Navigating through the menu” on page 34. See “Main menu and Sub-menu” on page 32. STATUS You can see the status of the projector about the following items. Items Description SIGNAL NAME...

  • Page 44: Installation

    • At 1 400 m (4 593 ft) above sea level, the setting must be ON. • The loudness of fan noise depends on the HIGH ALTITUDE MODE setting. EMULATE You can switch to the Panasonic past model's control commands for COMPUTER connection. F100, FW100, F200, F300, DEFAULT FW300 models...

  • Page 45: Test Pattern

    See “Minimum required setting screen” on page 13. NOTE: • The security system is deactivated by default and when initialised. • When the projector is initialised, it will be reset to the factory default password operation. PROJECTOR SETUP menu FILTER COUNTER RESET...

  • Page 46: Security Menu


  • Page 47: Menu Lock

    • The factory default password is “AAAA”. • The factory default password is valid until you change the password in MENU LOCK PASSWORD menu. • When the projector is initialised, the password will be changed to the factory default setting, "AAAA". MENU LOCK PASSWORD You can change the password for MENU LOCK system to your original.

  • Page 48: Network Menu

    See “Main menu and Sub-menu” on page 32. NOTE: • See more detailed instructions in the contents of the CD-ROM which is provided with the projector. NGLISH - 48 Items in NETWORK menu In NETWORK menu, the following items are available.

  • Page 49: Temp, Lamp And Filter Indicators

    4. Turn on the projector in the correct way and confirm the indicator is not indicating a problem any longer. NOTE: • If no problem is found or the problem remains, do not turn on the projector. Instead contact an Authorised Service Centre. LAMP indicator Illuminating red...

  • Page 50: Care And Replacement

    Cleaning the outer surface of the projector Wipe off dirt and dust gently with a soft cloth. If it is difficult to remove the dirt, soak a cloth with water, wring the cloth well and then wipe the projector. Dry off the projector with dry cloth.

  • Page 51: Replacing The Auto Cleaning Filter (acf)

    ACF. • If you use the projector at 1 400 m (4 593 ft) above sea level, it may cause malfunction of the ACF. • If you keep using the projector after the FILTER indicator illuminating in red, the indicator will start to flash in red for 10 minutes and the projector will be switched off.

  • Page 52

    Care and Replacement Replacement procedure 1. Turn the projector upside down and place it gently on a soft cloth. 2. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to loosen 3 ACF cover fixing screws until the screws turn freely and remove the ACF cover.

  • Page 53: Troubleshooting

    The BRIGHTNESS adjustment setting may be at the minimum setting. The AV MUTE function may be in use. The lens focus may not have been set correctly. The projector may not be at the correct distance from the screen. The picture is fuzzy. The lens may be dirty.

  • Page 54: Technical Information

    Technical Information List of compatible signals Display resolution Mode (dots) NTSC/NTSC 4.43/ 720 x 480i PAL-M/PAL60 PAL/PAL-N/SECAM 720 x 576i 525i (480i) 720 x 480i 625i (576i) 720 x 576i 525p (480p) 720 x 483 625p (576p) 720 x 576 1 125 (1 080)/60i 1 920 x 1 080i 1 125 (1 080)/50i...

  • Page 55: Serial Terminal

    3 bytes (02h) The projector can not receive any command for 10 seconds after the lamp is switched on. Wait 10 seconds before sending the command. If sending multiple commands, check that a response has been received from the projector for one command before sending the next command.

  • Page 56: Computer Connection Guidance

    The key commands are depend on the manufactures. If you select the computer terminals which has no signals while the INPUT GUIDE is set to DETAILED, the computer connection guidance will be displayed. Manufacturer Key command Panasonic FUJITSU NOTE: • The computer connection guidance will disappear after 5 minutes.

  • Page 57: Remote Terminal

    In addition, the RS-232C commands and network functions that correspond to these functions cannot be used either. • While pin I is “Open”, do not short-circuit pin A, B, C, E and F. The projector would reject all the signals from the remote control.

  • Page 58: Dvi-d In Terminal

    The projector and the ceiling mount bracket are designed sufficiently safety though, make sure the safety cable provided with the projector is installed and attached to the bottom of the projector when mounting on the ceiling for safety and security.

  • Page 59: Screen Size And Throw Distance For 16:9 Aspect Ratio

    Screen size and throw distance for 16:9 aspect ratio All measurements and the calculation results below are approximate and may differ slightly from the actual measurements. Projection size (16 : 9) Screen diagonal (SD) Screen height (SH) 33" (0.84 m) 0.41 m 40"...

  • Page 60: Specifications

    Max. useable volume output *1. When NETWORK STANDBY in NETWORK menu is ON: Approx. 25 W When IN STANDBY MODE of AUDIO SETTING in PROJECTOR SETUP menu is ON: Approx. 35 W The maximum power consumption during standby: Approx. 35 W.

  • Page 61

    S-VIDEO IN VIDEO IN COMPUTER1 IN COMPUTER2 IN/ 1 OUT Terminals DVI-D IN AUDIO IN COMPUTER AUDIO IN VARIABLE AUDIO SERIAL REMOTE LAN (RJ-45) Compatible Wireless LAN Wireless channel PT-F300NTE only) Distance Cabinet Dimensions Weight Certifications Power supply Operating range Weight Remote control Dimensions...

  • Page 62: Dimensions

    Technical Information Dimensions Trademark acknowledgements VGA and XGA are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. S-VGA is a registered trademark of the Video Electronics Standards Association. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

  • Page 63: Index

    Index AC IN ... 15 Accessories ... 12 Air exhaust port ... 15 Air intake port ... 14 Ambient Luminance Sensor (ALS) ... 14 ASPECT ... 38 AUDIO IN ... 15 AUDIO SETTING ... 44 Auto Cleaning Filter (ACF) ... 15 Compartment ...

  • Page 64

    ... 16 Remote control button Power cord secure lock ... 12 Accessories ... 23 Attaching Projection lens ... 14 PROJECTOR SETUP menu ... 43 REMAINING FILTER ... 43 REMOTE ... 15 ... 57 LAMP switching ... 57 Pin assignments ... 57...

  • Page 66

    Printed in Japan S0908-3019D...

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Pt-f300nte, Pt-fw300nte, Pt-fw300e

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