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  • Page 1 Manual for Acer Projector PH530 series...
  • Page 2 Disposal instructions Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please re- cycle it. For electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display, or a super high pressure mercury lamp: Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents ... 1 Usage Notice ... 2 Precautions...2 Introduction... 4 Product Features ...4 Package Overview...5 Product Overview ...6 Main Unit ...6 Control Panel ...7 Connection Ports ...8 Remote Control ...9 Installation ... 10 Connecting the Projector ...10 Powering On/Off the Projector ...11 Powering On the Projector ...
  • Page 4: Usage Notice

    Usage Notice Precautions Follow all warnings, precautions and maintenance as recommended in this user’s guide to maximize the life of your unit. Warning- Warning- Warning- Warning- Warning- Warning- Warning- Warning- Warning- Warning- English ... Do not look into the projector’s lens when the lamp is on. The bright light may hurt your eyes. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this product to rain or moisture. Please do not open or disassemble the product as this may cause electric shock. When changing the lamp, please allow unit to cool down, and follow all changing instructions.
  • Page 5 Turn off the product before cleaning.  Use a soft cloth moistened with mild detergent to clean the  d isplay housing. Disconnect the power plug from AC outlet if the product is not  being used for a long period of time. Don’t: Block the slots and openings on the unit provided for ventila-  tion. Use abrasive cleaners, waxes or solvents to clean the unit.  Use under the following conditions:  - In extremely hot, cold or humid environments. - In areas susceptible to excessive dust and dirt. - Near any appliance that generates a strong magnetic field. - Place in direct sunlight. Usage Notice ... English...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    Introduction Product Features This product is a 720P single chip 0.62” DLP standing features include: English ... True 720P, 1280 x 720 addressable pixels ® Single chip DLP technology NTSC3.58/NTSC4.43/PAL/SECAM and HDTV compatible (480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i) User friendly and powerful Acer Empowering key including: Acer eView Management, Acer eTimer Management and Acer eOpening Management. Full function remote control. Advanced digital keystone correction and high qual- ity full screen image re-scaling User friendly control panel SXGA+, SXGA compression and XGA, VGA, SVGA re-sizing HDMI connector supports with HDCP compliant Supports HDMI input with HDMI 1.0 compliant Supports High bandwidth Digital Content Protection – HDCP 1.1 on HDMI input Mac compatible Digital zoom in and out projector. Out-...
  • Page 7: Package Overview

    Introduction Package Overview This projector comes with all the items shown below. Check to make sure your unit is complete. Contact your dealer immediately if anything is missing. Projector with lens cap Power Cord 1.8m VGA Cable 1.8m Composite Video Cable HDMI Cable 1.8m Remote Control 2.0m 2 x Battery Carrying Case Quick Start Card User’s Guide ... English...
  • Page 8: Product Overview

    Introduction Product Overview Two remote control  receivers provided at front panel and front-top cover. 1. Zoom Lever 2. Focus Ring 3. Zoom Lens 4. Elevator Button 5. Elevator Foot 6. Remote Control Receivers 7. Control Panel 8. Connection Ports 9. Power Socket English ... Main Unit...
  • Page 9: Control Panel

    Control Panel 1. Menu 2. Temp Indicator LED 3. Lamp Indicator LED 4. Power and Indicator LED (Power LED) 5. Source 6. Resync 7. Four Directional Select Keys Introduction Power MENU ... English...
  • Page 10: Connection Ports

    Introduction Connection Ports S-VIDEO PB/CB PR/CR VGA IN HDMI VIDEO 1. Kensington Lock Port 2. USB Connector 3. S-Video Input Connector 4. Composite Video Input Connector 5. Component Video Input Connector 6. VGA Input Connector (PC Analog Signal) 7. HDMI Connector English ...
  • Page 11: Remote Control

    Remote Control “Mute”, “Volume +/-”  and “DVI” functions are not supported for this model. 1. Transmit Indicator Light 2. Power 3. Resync 4. Source 5. Freeze 6. Hide 7. Aspect Ratio 8. Mute 9. Keystone/Four Directional 10. Back 11. Menu 12. Digital Zoom 13. Mouse Left Click 14. Mouse Right Click Introduction Select Keys 15. Empowering Key...
  • Page 12: Installation

    Introduction Connecting the Projector 1...Power Cord 2... VGA Cable 3... Composite Video Cable 4...S-Video Cable (Optional Accessory) 5... USB Cable (Optional Accessory) 6... 3 RCA Component Cable (Optional Accessory) 7...HDMI Cable To ensure the projector works well with your computer, please  English ... DVD Player, Settop Box, HDTV receiver make sure the timing of the display mode is compatible with the projector.
  • Page 13: Powering On/off The Projector

    Powering On/Off the Projector Powering On the Projector 1. Remove the lens cap. 2. Ensure that the power cord and signal cable are securely connected. The Power LED will flash red. 3. Turn on the lamp by pressing “Power” button on the control panel  and the Power LED will turn solid red. 4. Turn on your source (computer, notebook, video player ,etc.). The projector will detect your source automatically.  If the screen displays "Lock" & "Source" icons, it means the pro- jector locks on this source type and there is no such type of input signal found If the screen displays “No Signal”, please make sure the signal ...
  • Page 14: Powering Off The Projector

    Introduction 1. Press the “Power” button to turn off the projector lamp, you will see a message “Please press power button again to complete the shutdown process. Warning: DO NOT unplug while the projector fan is still running.” displayed on the projector’s screen. Press the “Power” button again to confirm, otherwise the message will disappear after 5 seconds. 2. The cooling fans continue to operate for about 60 seconds for cooling cycle and the Power LED will be quick the Power LED becomes slow flashing, the projector has entered standby mode. If you wish to turn the projector back on, you must wait until the projector has completed the cooling cycle and has entered standby mode. Once in standby mode, simply press “Power” button to restart the projector. It may not restart successfully at the first time, the projector will automatically restart the projector till success. Do not need to press "Power" button to turn on the projector during this period. 3. Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and the projector. 4. Do not turn on the projector immediately following a power off procedure. When the “LAMP” indicator lights solid red, the projector will    English ... Powering Off the Projector Warning Indicator automatically shut itself down.
  • Page 15: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Projector Image Height The projector is equipped with an elevator foot for ad- justing the image height. To raise the image: 1. Press the elevator button 2. Raise the image to the desired height and angle release the button to lock the elevator foot into position. 3. Use to fine-tune the display angle.  To lower the image: 1. Press the elevator button. 2. Lower the image, then release the button to lock the el- evator feet into position. 3. Use to fine-tune the display angle.  Elevator Button Elevator Foot Introduction  Tilt Adjusting Wheel , then  ... English...
  • Page 16: Adjusting The Projector Zoom / Focus

    Introduction You may adjust the zoom lever to zoom in or out. To focus the im- age, rotate the focus ring until the image is clear. The projector will focus at distances from Focus Ring (773.2cm) (704.2cm) Screen (Diagonal) Screen Size This graph is for user’s reference only.
  • Page 17: User Controls

    User Controls Control Panel & Remote Control There are two ways for you to control the functions: Re- mote Control and Control Panel. Control Panel Power MENU Using the Control Panel Resync Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input  source. Source Press “Source” to choose RGB, Component-p, Component-i,  S-Video, Composite video and HDTV sources. Power Refer to the “Power On/Off the Projector” section on pages  13-14. Menu Press “Menu” to launch the on screen display (OSD) menu  or back to previous level of OSD menu. Four Directional Select Keys Use to select items or make adjustments to  your selection. Remote Control ...
  • Page 18 User Controls Using the Remote Control Power  Resync  Source  Freeze  Hide  Aspect Ratio  Four Directional Select Keys  Keystone  Menu  Zoom  Back  Mouse / Mouse Right Click / Mouse Left Click  English ... Refer to the “Power On/Off the Projector” section on pages 11-12 Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input source.
  • Page 19 User Controls Empowering Key Acer Empowering Key provides three Acer unique functions, they are "Acer eView Management", "Acer eTimer Management" and "Acer eOpening Management" respectively. Acer eView Management Press "e" to launch “Acer eView Management”  submenu. “Acer eView Management” is for display mode selection. Please refer to On Screen Display Menus section for more detail. Acer eTimer Management Press "e" to launch “Acer eTimer Management”  submenu. “Acer eTimer Management” provides the reminding function for presentation time control. Please refer to On Screen Display Menus section for more detail. Acer eOpening Management Press "e" to launch “Acer eOpening Management”  submenu. “Acer eOpening Management” allows user to change the Startup screen to their personalized image. Please refer to On Screen Display section for details. Page Up (Computer mode only) Use this button to page up. This function is only available when...
  • Page 20 User Controls Contrast   Component  Video  S-Video  HDMI  English ... Press “Contrast” control the difference between the darkest parts lightestand of the picture. Press “VGA” to change source to VGA-In connector. This connector supports Analog RGB. to change source to component connec Press “Component” tor. This connector supports YPbPr (480p/576p/720p/1080i) and YCbCr (480i/576i) to change source to Composite Video Press “Video” source. change source Press “S-Video” to Press “HDMI” to change source to HDMI. This connector can support to carry all standard and high-definition consumer electronics video formats to S-Video source.
  • Page 21: On-screen Display Menus

    On Screen Display Menus The Projector has multilingual On Screen Display menus that allow you to make image adjustments and change a variety of settings. The projector will automatically detect the source. How to operate To open the OSD menu, press “Menu” on the Remote Control or Control Panel. When OSD is displayed, use main menu. After selecting the desired main menu item, press enter sub menu for feature setting. Use Select the next item to be adjusted in the sub menu and adjust as described above. Press “Menu” or “Back” on the Remote Control or Control Panel, the screen will return to the main menu. To exit OSD, press “Menu” or “Back” on the Remote Control or Control Panel again. The OSD menu will close and the projector will automatically save the new settings. Main Menu “Saturation” and  “Tint” functions are supported under Video mode only. Sub Menu User Controls keys to select the desired item and adjust the settings by key. keys to select any item in the Settings ... English to...
  • Page 22: Color (computer/video Mode)

    User Controls Display Mode There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images.       Brightness Adjust the brightness of the image.   Contrast The contrast controls the degree of difference between the lightest and darkest parts of the picture. Adjusting the contrast changes the amount of black and white in the image.   Color Temperature Adjust the color temperature. At higher temperature, the screen looks colder; at lower temperature, the screen looks warmer. English ... Color (Computer / Video Mode) Bright : For brightness optimization. PC : For computer or notebook. Video : For playing video in a bright environment. Theater : For Home Theatre usage in a dark room. sRGB : For true-color optimization. User : Memorize user’s settings. Press the to darken image. Press the to lighten the image.
  • Page 23: White Segment

    White Segment Use the white Segment control to set the white peaking level of DMD chip. 0 stands for minimal segment, and 10 stands for maximum segment. If you prefer a stronger image, adjust towards the maximum setting. For a smooth and more natural image, adjust towards the minimum setting. Degamma Effects the represent of dark scenery. With greater gamma value, dark scenery will look brighter. Color R Adjusts the red color. Color G Adjusts the green color. Color B Adjusts the blue color. Saturation Adjusts a video image from black and white to fully saturated color. Press the  “Saturation” and  “Tint” functions are Press the  supported under Video Tint mode only. Adjusts the color balance of red and green. Press the  Press the  User Controls Color (Computer / Video Mode) to decrease the amount of color in the image.
  • Page 24: Image (computer/video Mode)

    User Controls H. Keystone (Horizontal Keystone)  V. Keystone (Vertical Keystone)  Aspect Ratio Use this function to choose your desired aspect ratio.      Projection    English ... Image (Computer / Video Mode) Press the or button to adjust image distortion horizontally and makes a squarer image. Press the or button to adjust image distortion vertically and makes a squarer image. Full : Resize image to fit full screen. 16:9 : The input source will be scaled to fit the width of the screen and narrowed the height to make the displayed image becomes 16:9 ratio.
  • Page 25: Signal Type

     H. Position (Horizontal Position) Press the  Press the  “H. Position”, “V.  V. Position (Vertical Position) Position”, “Frequency” and “ Tracking” func- Press the  tions are supported under Computer mode P ress the  only. Frequency “Frequency”changes the display data frequency to match the frequency of your computer’s graphic card. If you experience a vertical flickering bar, use this function to make an adjustment. Tracking “Tracking” synchronizes the signal timing of the display with the graphic card. If you experience an unstable or flickering image, use this function to correct it. Sharpness “Sharpness”, “Signal  Type” functions are Adjusts the sharpness of the image. supported under Video Press the ...
  • Page 26: Management (computer/video Mode)

    User Controls 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. Auto Shutdown(Minutes) The projector will auto shutdown while there is no signal input after the setting time. Source Lock When source lock is turned off, the projector will search for other signals if the current input signal is lost. When source lock is turned on, it will “Lock” the current source channel before you press “Source” button on remote control for next channel. Menu Location Choose the Menu location on the display screen. Startup Screen Use this function to select your desired startup screen. If you change the setting from one to another, when you exit the OSD menu, the new setting will take effect.   English ... Management (Computer / Video Mode) Acer : The default startup screen of Acer projector. User : The user customized startup screen, which is down loaded from PC to projector via the USB cable and Acer eOpening Management utility (refer to the description of below section).
  • Page 27 User Controls Management (Computer / Video Mode) Acer eOpening Management is a PC utility for user to change the default startup screen of Acer projector to their desired image. You can install Acer eOpening Management from the bundled CD. Connect the projector to your PC with the bundled USB cable then execute Acer eOpening Management utility to download your desired image from your PC to projector. Before the download starts, the projector must enter “Download Mode” first. Please follow the instruction below to enter “Download Mode”. 1. If the AC power cord of the projector was unplugged, plug the AC power. 2. Powering On the Projector 3. Please make sure the USB cable has been plugged and connected to your projector..English...
  • Page 28 User Controls Lamp Hour Elapse Displays the lamp’s elapsed operating time (in hours). Lamp Reminding C hoose this function to show or to hide warning message when the c hanging lamp message is displayed. The message will show up at 30 hours before end of life. Lamp Hour Reset Press the c ounter to 0 hours. Reset Press the rameters on all menus to the factory default settings. English ... Management (Computer / Video Mode) button after choosing “Yes ”to reset the lamp hour button after choosing “Yes” to return the display pa-...
  • Page 29: Timer(computer/video Mode)

    User Controls Timer (Computer / Video Mode) Timer Start Press the to start/stop timer. Timer Period Press the to adjust timer period. Timer Display Press the to choose timer display mode on the screen. Timer Location Choose the timer location on the screen..English...
  • Page 30: Language(computer/video Mode)

    User Controls Language Choose the multilingual OSD menu . Use the your preferred language.  English ... Language (Computer / Video Mode) Press to confirm the selection or key to select...
  • Page 31: Appendices

    Troubleshooting If you experience trouble with the projector, refer to the following information. If the problem persists, please contact your local reseller or service center. Problem: No image appears on screen. Ensure all the cables and power connections are correctly and  securely connected as described in the “Installation” section. Ensure the pins of connectors are not crooked or broken.  Check if the projection lamp has been securely installed. Please  refer to the “Replacing the lamp” section. Make sure you have removed the lens cap and the projector is  switched on. Ensure that the “Hide” feature is not enabled.  Problem: Partial, scrolling or incorrectly displayed image. Press the “Resync” button on the Remote Control.  If you use a PC:  If the resolution of your computer is higher than 1400 X 1050. Fol- low the steps outlined below to reset the resolution. For Windows 3.x: 1. In the Windows Program Manager, click the “Windows Setup” icon in the Main group. 2. Verify that your display resolution setting is less than or equal to 1400 X 1050.
  • Page 32 Appendices If you are using a Notebook PC:  Problem: The screen of the Notebook or PowerBook com- puter is not displaying your presentation. If you are using a Notebook PC:  Some Notebook PCs may deactivate their screens when a second display device is in use. Refer to your computer’s documentation for information on how to reactivate the monitor display. If you are using an Apple PowerBook:  In Control Panels, open the PowerBook Display to select Video Mirroring “On”. Problem: Image is unstable or flickering Use “Tracking” to correct it. Refer to page 23.  Change the monitor color setting from your computer.  Problem: Image has vertical flickering bar Use “Frequency” to make an ad adjustment. Refer to page 23.
  • Page 33 Problem: The image is outstretched when displaying 16:9 DVD. The projector automatically detects 16:9 DVD and adjusts the aspect ratio by digitizing to full screen with 4:3 default setting. If the image is still outstretched, you will also need to adjust the as- pect ratio by referring to the following: P lease select 4:3 aspect ratio type on your DVD player if you are  playing a 16:9 DVD. I f you can’t select 4:3 aspect ratio type on your DVD player, please  select 4:3 aspect ratio in the on screen menu. Problem: Image is reversed. Select “Image” from the OSD and adjust the projection direction.  See page 22, 23. Problem: Lamp burns out or makes a popping sound When the lamp reaches its end of life, it will burn out and may  make a loud popping sound. If this happens, the projector will not turn on until the lamp module has been replaced. To replace the lamp, follow the procedures in the “Replacing the Lamp”. See page 32.
  • Page 34: Replacing The Lamp

    Appendices Replacing the lamp The projector will detect the lamp life itself. It will show you a warning message “Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power operation. Replacement Suggested!” When you see this message, changing the lamp as soon as possible. Make sure the projector has been cooled down for at least 30 minutes before changing the lamp. Warning: Lamp compartment is hot! Allow it to cool down before changing lamp! Lamp Changing Procedure: 1. Turn the power off the projector by pressing the Power button. 2. Allow the projector to cool down at least 30 minutes. Warning: To 3. Disconnect the power cord. reduce the risk of personal injury, do 4. Remove the cover. not drop the lamp 5. Push up and remove the cover. module or touch 6. Remove the 3 screws from the lamp module. the lamp bulb. The bulb may shatter 7. Pull out the lamp module. and cause injury if To replace the lamp module, reverse the previous steps.
  • Page 35 Problem: Message Reminders “Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power opera-  tion. Replacement Suggested!” will be shown about 10 seconds when lamp life is going to deplete. “Projector Overheated. Lamp will automatically turn off soon.” will  be shown when the system temperature is over heat. “Fan fail. Lamp will automatically turn off soon.” will be shown  when the fan is out of order. Appendices ... English...
  • Page 36: Specifications

    Appendices Specifications The specs specified below are subject to change without notice. Regarding the final specs, please refer to Acer accounced marketing specs. Light Valve Lamp Number of Pixels Displayable Color Contrast Ratio Uniformity Noise Level Projection Lens Projection Screen Size (Diag.) Projection Distance Video Compatibility H. Frequency V. Frequency Power Supply I/O Connectors Weight Dimensions (W x H x D) Environmental Safety Regulation English ... ® - Single Chip DLP Technology by Texas Instruments - 200W User Replaceable Lamp - 1280 pixels(H) X 720 lines(V) - 16.7M colors - 2500:1 (Full On/Full Off) - 90% - 31dB(A)(standard mode/28dB(A)(ECO mode) - F/2.5~2.8 f=22.29~26.72mm with 1.2X Manual zoom...
  • Page 37: Compatibility Modes

    Compatibility Modes Modes Resolution A. VGA Analog - PC Signal 640x480 640x480 640x480 720x400 SVGA 800x600 800x600 800x600 800x600 1024x768 1024x768 1024x768 1024x768 SXGA 1152x864 1280x1024 1280x1024 QuadVGA 1280x960 SXGA+ 1400x1050 1152x870 MAC G4 640x480 i Mac DV 1024x768 B. VGA Analog - Extended Wide timing 1280 x 720 1280 x 768 1280 x 800...
  • Page 38 Appendices SVGA(Compressed) SXGA+(Compressed) D. HDMI Digital - Extended Wide timing E. HDMI Digital -Video Signal F. Component - Analog English ... Modes Resolution 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1152 x 864 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 QuadVGA 1280 x 960 1400 x 1050 1280 x 768 1280 x 800 1440 x 900 480i 704 x 480 480p 704 x 480 576i 720 x 576 576p 720 x 576...
  • Page 39: Regulation & Safety Notices

    Regulation & safety notices This appendix lists the general notices of your Acer Projector. 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. This device generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency en- ergy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to radio or televi- sion reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the fol- lowing measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. • Increase the separation between the device and receiver. • Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help. Notice: Shielded cables All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded cables to maintain compliance with FCC regulations. Caution Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications...
  • Page 40: Operation Conditions

    1. this device may not cause harmful interference, and 2. this device must accept any interference received, in cluding interfer- ence that may cause undesired operation. Notice: Canadian users This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Remarque à l’intention des utilisateurs canadiens Cet appareil numerique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this Acer projector is in compliance with the essen- tial requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit http:// Compliant with Russian regulatory certification Important safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference. 1. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. 2. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a water-moistened cloth for cleaning.
  • Page 41 4. Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product falls, it could be seriously damaged. 5. This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local power company. 6. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where people will walk on the cord. 7. Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind onto or into the product. 8. Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or remov- ing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. 9. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to quali- fied service personnel under the following conditions: a. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed. b. If liquid has been spilled into the product. c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water. d. If the product does not operate normally when the operating in- structions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are cov- ered by the operating instructions, since improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition. e. If the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a needfor service. 10. T o avoid hazard of unexpected electrical shock, use the AC adapter only when the wall socket is properly grounded. Appendices ... English...

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