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ViewSonic PJ501 User Manual

Image size 30” - 300” high brightness light weight lcd projector.
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User Guide
Image Size 30" - 300"
High Brightness Light Weight
LCD Projector


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  • Page 1

    PJ501/PJ551 User Guide Image Size 30” - 300” High Brightness Light Weight LCD Projector...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    OPTION Menu ...17 Maintenance ... 18 Lamp ...18 Lamp Life ...18 Replacing the Lamp ...19 Resetting the Lamp Timer ...19 Air-Filter ...20 Maintenance Inside the Equipment ...20 Cleaning the Lens ...20 Cleaning the Cabinet and Remote Control ...20 ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551...

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    Troubleshooting ...21 OSD Messages ... 21 Indicator Messages ... 21 Symptom ... 22 Specifications ...24 PJ501 Technical Specifications ... 24 PJ551 Technical Specifications ... 25 Customer Support ...26 LIMITED WARRANTY ...27 VIEWSONIC Projector ... 27 Appendix ...28 Power Cord Safety Guidelines ... 28 Compliance Information for U.S.A.

  • Page 4: For Your Records

    NERGY ® Disclaimer: ViewSonic Corporation shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein; nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting from furnishing this material, or the performance or use of this product.

  • Page 5: Features

    Features Product Features • SVGA (PJ501) • XGA (PJ551) • High performance scalers for viewing high resolution computer images • Short focal length • Whisper-mode • Digital keystone correction • Component video maximizes video image quality Before Use Package Contents Make sure all of the following items are included in the package.

  • Page 6: Projector Components

    Speaker Rear foot adjuster Remote control sensor Component Video Y (In) (In) (In) S-Video (In) ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551 Control panel Figure 2: Projector Components Zoom knob Focus ring Remote control sensor Lens (with lens cap) Lamp indicator Temp indicator Power indicator...

  • Page 7: Remote Control Components

    [Left] Arrow Button ENTER Button [Down] Arrow Button ESC (Escape) Button Figure 3: Remote Control Components STANDBY/ON Button AUTO Button BLANK Button VOLUME Button MUTE Button KEYSTONE Button MENU Button [Up] Arrow Button [Right] Arrow Button RESET Button ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551...

  • Page 8: Inserting The Batteries

    • Keep the battery away from children and pets. • When the remote control will not to be used for an extended period, remove the batteries. NOTE: Replace the batteries if the operation of the remote control becomes irregular or weak. ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551 Figure 4: Battery...

  • Page 9: Installation

    150 (3.8) 145 (3.7) 174 (4.4) 200 (5.0) 194 (4.9) 233 (5.9) Figure 5: Screen Views Inches (cm) 46 (1.2) 3 (8.7) 69 (1.8) 5 (13.1) 93 (2.4) 7 (17.4) 9 (21.8) 10 (26.1) 13 (32.7) 17 (43.5) ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551...

  • Page 10: Cabling

    Power Connection Use the correct power cord supplied with your projector. Connect the AC inlet of the projector to the power outlet as shown in the graphic below. Figure 7: Power Cord Connect ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551 Table 2: Cabling Terminal CONTROL...

  • Page 11: Example Of System Setup

    Plug & Play is a system configured with peripheral equipment including a computer, display NOTE: and operating system. This projector is recognized as Plug & Play capable. Refer to the ViewSonic CD Wizard INF display driver files for configuration. Plug & Play will not operate with a direct connection to an Apple computer.

  • Page 12: Operations

    • To turn OFF the projector press the Standby/ON button and hold for 2 seconds . • The POWER LED on the control pad flashes orange during cool-down. • Wait until the POWER LED changes to a steady orange before you set the Power Switch to [O] OFF. ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551 Standby/On Button Zoom Knob...

  • Page 13: Basic Operation

    POSITION mode. button in MAGNIFY mode. button. ] icon is displayed, button. reduces the width of the top of button. The sound is silenced in this mode. ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551...

  • Page 14

    Escape: Press the ENTER button on the remote control activate the adjustment screen for a selected menu option. (remote control) NOTE: Pressing the ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551 Table 3: Basic Operation (Continued) buttons to select the menu (MAIN, PICTURE-1, PICTURE-2, buttons to select the item you want to operate, and press the button or ESC button.

  • Page 15: Main Menu

    ENTER button to select a menu item. buttons and Table 4: MAIN Menu Darker Weaker button to select one of these options: button to select one of these options: button to select one of these options: (Horizontally Inverted image) (Vertically Inverted image) ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551...

  • Page 16: Picture-1 Menu

    Adjust Sharpness (for VIDEO/S-VIDEO): Sharper COLOR Adjust COLOR (for VIDEO/S-VIDEO/COMPONENT VIDEO): TINT Adjust Tint (for VIDEO/S-VIDEO): More Green ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551 Table 4: MAIN Menu (Continued) button to select one of these langauge options: buttons and press the Table 5: PICTURE-1Menu...

  • Page 17: Picture-2 Menu

    Adjust Horizontal Size (for RGB): Larger • If the horizontal size adjustment is excessive, the image may not be displayed correctly. In such cases, please initialize the H SIZE with the RESET button. buttons and Table 6: PICTURE-2 Menu Down Right Smaller Left ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551...

  • Page 18: Input Menu

    • In the SYNC ON G mode, the picture may be incorrect with some signals. In such cases, remove the signal connector so that no signal is received and turn the SYNC ON G off, and then reconnect the signal. ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551 buttons and press the Table 7: INPUT Menu...

  • Page 19

    TURN ON option is selected from the START UP sub-menu. When TURN OFF is selected, the Blue blank screen displays when is no signal is detected. buttons and Table 8: SCREEN Menu button to select one of these options: TURN OFF ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551...

  • Page 20: Option Menu

    The message functions will not operate properly if the filter time is not reset correctly. • Before replacing the air filter, carefully read the descriptions of "Air-Filter" and "Replacing the Filter" on page 20. ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551 buttons and Table 9: OPTION Menu Quiet...

  • Page 21: Maintenance

    POWER OFF, wait approximately 20 minutes, and switch the POWER ON again. If the LAMP indicator is still red replace the lamp. HIGH VOLTAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE HIGH PRESSURE Figure 10: Lamp Diagram Lamp Reflector Front glass ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551...

  • Page 22: Replacing The Lamp

    Press the Up arrow button to select the DEFAULT. The remaining lamp life is now reset to 2000 hours. Do not reset the lamp timer without replacing the lamp. The message functions will IMPORTANT: not operate properly if the lamp timer is not reset correctly. ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551 Figure 11: Lamp Replacement...

  • Page 23: Air-filter

    • Make sure the lens is cool before cleaning. • Do not use detergents or chemicals other than those noted above. Do not use benzene or thinners. • Do not use chemical sprays. • Use a soft cloth or lens paper only. ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551...

  • Page 24: Troubleshooting

    Turns off Blinks orange Turns off Turns off Blinks red ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551 Table 10: OSD Messages Meaning or Action Required The lamp will reach the end of its life in 300 hours. POWER is switched off automatically when the lamp reaches the end of its life. prepare a new lamp for installation.

  • Page 25: Symptom

    Turn on the main POWER switch. Plug the power cord into an AC power outlet. Use INPUT button on projector control pad or remote control to select input source. Connect correctly. Page page 9 page 7 page 10 page 7,8 ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551...

  • Page 26

    The lamp is nearing the end of its service life. Images are Focus or H PHASE is out blurred of adjustment. ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551 Table 12: Symptom (Continued) Remedy Connect correctly. Press VOLUME button on the remote control or display the menu screen and adjust the volume.

  • Page 27: Specifications

    S-VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO AUDIO Control functions CONTROL Table 13: PJ501 Specifications Specification 0.7 inch P-Si TFT x3 800 horizontal x 600 vertical, 8 bit color, 16.7 Million colors Manual Zoom F=2.0 - 2.3 f=17.7 -21.2 mm Zoom 1.2 : 1, manual focus 0.9 - 9.0 Meters...

  • Page 28: Pj551 Technical Specifications

    (Composite) S-VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO AUDIO Control functions CONTROL ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551 Table 14: PJ551 Specifications Specification 0.7 inch P-Si TFT with microlens 1024 horizontal x 768 vertical, 8 bit color, 16.7 Million colors Manual Zoom F=2.0 - 2.3 f=17.7 -21.2 mm Zoom 1.2 : 1, manual focus...

  • Page 29: Customer Support

    F: 886 2 8242 3668 Table 15: Optional Parts Ordering Specifications Lamp: RLC-150-001 for PJ501 projector and RLC-150-003 for PJ551 projector. To order parts contact your dealer or ViewSonic. To order parts contact your dealer or ViewSonic. To order parts contact your dealer or ViewSonic.

  • Page 30: Limited Warranty

    How long the warranty is effective: ViewSonic projectors are warranted for three (3) years for all parts excluding the lamp and three (3) years for all labor from the date of the first consumer purchase. Projector lamps are warranted separately.

  • Page 31: Appendix

    If you have any questions concerning which proper power cord to use, please consult with the dealer from whom you have purchased the product. Switzerland ...SEV Britain...BASE/BS Japan ...Electric Appliance Control Act Figure 1 Figure 2 Maximum Current Rating of Unit 10 Amps 12 Amps 12 Amps 10 Amps 12 Amps ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551...

  • Page 32: Compliance Information For U.s.a

    The device complies with the requirements of the EEC directive 89/336/EEC as amended by 92/ 31/EEC and 93/68/EEC Art.5 with regard to “Electromagnetic compatibility,” and 73/23/EEC as amended by 93/68/EEC Art.13 with regard to “Safety.” User Information for all Countries NOTICE: Use the cables which are included with the projector or specified. ViewSonic PJ501/PJ551...

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Pj551, Pj550, Pj500

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