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Acer PD125 User Manual

Xga single chip 0.55” dlp projector.
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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 with Laser Pointer .............................................................................. 9
Installation ............................................................................................... 10
Connecting the Projector .................................................................................. 10
Powering On/Off the Projector .......................................................................... 11
Powering On the Projector ......................................................................................... 11
Powering Off the projector .......................................................................................... 12
Warning Indicator ....................................................................................................... 12
Adjusting the Projected Image ......................................................................... 13
Adjusting the Projector Image Height ........................................................................ 13
Adjusting the Projector Zoom / Focus ....................................................................... 14
Adjusting Projected Image Size ................................................................................. 14
User Controls............................................................................................ 15
Control Panel & Remote Control ...................................................................... 15
On-Screen Display Menus ............................................................................... 17
How to operate ............................................................................................................ 17
Language(Computer/Video Mode) ............................................................................. 18
Color (Computer/Video Mode) ................................................................................... 19
Image (Computer/Video Mode) .................................................................................. 22
Audio (Computer/Video Mode) ................................................................................... 24
Management (Computer/Video Mode) ....................................................................... 25
Appendices .............................................................................................. 28
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................... 28
Replacing the lamp .......................................................................................... 32
Specifications ................................................................................................... 33
Compatibility Modes ........................................................................................ 34

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  • Page 1: 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 with Laser Pointer ... 9 Installation ...
  • Page 2: 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. English ... Warning- Do not look into the projector’s lens when the lamp is on. The bright light may hurt your eyes. Warning- To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.
  • Page 3 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. Don’t: Block the slots and openings on the unit provided for ventilation.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction Product Features This product is an XGA single chip 0.55” DLP Outstanding features include: English ... True XGA, 1024 x 768 addressable pixels Single chip DLP technology NTSC 3.58/NTSC 4.43/PAL/SECAM and HDTV compatible (480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i) High-tech DVI connection for digital signal with HDCP function and supports 480p, 576p, 720p and 1080i (Optional) Full function remote control with laser pointer...
  • Page 5: Package Overview

    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 Composite Video Cable 2.0m Audio Cable Jack /Jack VGA to Component/HDTV 1.8m 2 x Battery Quick Start Card...
  • Page 6: Product Overview

    Introduction Product Overview English ... Main Unit Focus Ring Zoom Ring Zoom Lens Elevator Button Elevator Foot Remote Control Receiver Connection Ports Power Socket Control Panel...
  • Page 7: Control Panel

    Control Panel Lamp Indicator LED Temp Indicator LED Power/Standby and Indicator LED (Power LED) Source Re-Sync Four Directional Select Keys Menu /Enter Introduction ... English...
  • Page 8: Connection Ports

    Introduction 10. Kensington English ... Connection Ports DVI-I Input Connector (for Digital singal with HDCP function) (Optional) PC Analog Signal/HDTV/Component Video Input Connector Monitor Loop-through Output Connector USB Connector RS232 Connector S-Video Input Connector Composite Video Input Connector Audio Input Connector Remote Control Receiver Lock Port...
  • Page 9: Remote Control With Laser Pointer

    Remote Control with Laser Pointer Transmit Indicator Light Power Empowering Key Menu Four Directional Select Keys Laser Button Zoom Keystone + Keystone - 10. Page Up 11. Page Down Introduction 12. Re-Sync 13. Hide 14. Source 15. Freeze 16. Laser Pointer ...
  • Page 10: Installation

    Installation Connecting the Projector 1..Power Cord 2..VGA Cable 3..Composite Video Cable 4..USB Cable 5..VGA to Component/HDTV Adapter 6..S-Video Cable 7..Audio Cable Jack/Jack 8..RS232 Cable (Optional Accessory) 9.
  • Page 11: 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 green. 3. Turn on the lamp by pressing “Power/Standby” button on the control panel.
  • Page 12: Powering Off The Projector

    Installation 1. Press the “Power/Standby” button to turn off the projector lamp, 2. The cooling fans continue to operate for about 60 seconds for 3. Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and the 4. Do not turn on the projector immediately following a power off English ...
  • Page 13: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Projector Image Height The projector is equipped with an elevator foot for adjust- ing the image height. To raise the image: 1. Press the elevator button 2. Raise the image to the desired height angle the button to lock the elevator foot into position.
  • Page 14: Adjusting The Projector Zoom / Focus

    Installation You may turn the zoom ring to zoom in or out. To focus the image, rotate the focus ring until the image is clear. The projector will focus at dis- tances from 3.9 to 32.8 feet (1.2 to 10.0 meters). 246.1"(625.0cm) 205.1"...
  • Page 15: User Controls

    Control Panel & Remote Control There are two ways for you to control the functions: Remote Control and Control Panel. Control Panel Using the Control Panel Power/Standby Refer to the “Power On/Off the Projector” section on pages 11-12. Source Press “Source” to choose RGB, Component-p, Component-i, S-Video, Composite, DVI-D (Optional), Video and HDTV sources.
  • Page 16 User Controls Using the Remote Control Power Empowering Key Menu Four Directional Select Keys Laser Button Zoom Keystone + / - Page Up (Computer mode only) Page Down (Computer mode only) Re-Sync Hide Source Freeze English ... Refer to the “Power On/Off the Projector” section on pages 11-12.
  • Page 17: 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 press “Menu/Enter”on the Control Panel.
  • Page 18: Language(computer/video Mode)

    User Controls Language Choose the multilingual OSD menu . Use the your prefered language. Press “Menu” on the Remote Control or press “Menu/Enter”on the Control Panel to finalize the selection. English ... Language (Computer / Video Mode) key to select...
  • Page 19: Color (computer/video Mode)

    Color (Computer / Video Mode) Display Mode There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images. PC : For computer or notebook. Video : For playing video in a bright environment. Theatre : For Home Theatre usage in a dark room. User : Memorize user’s settings.
  • Page 20: White Segment

    User Controls 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.
  • Page 21 Color (Computer / Video Mode) Tint Adjusts the color balance of red and green. Press the to increase the amount of green in the image. Press the to increase the amount of red in the image. Color R Adjusts the red color. Color G Adjusts the green color.
  • Page 22: Image (computer/video Mode)

    User Controls Keystone Adjust image distortion caused by tilting projection. (±16 degrees) Aspect Ratio Use this function to choose your desired aspect ratio. H.Position (Horizontal Position) V. Position (Vertical Position) 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.
  • Page 23 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” functions Sharpness is not supported under Adjusts the sharpness of the image. DVI mode.
  • Page 24: Audio (computer/video Mode)

    User Controls Volume Mute English ... Audio (Computer / Video Mode) Press the to decrease the volume. Press the to increase the volume. Choose the “On” to turn mute on. Choose the “Off” to turn mute off.
  • Page 25: Management (computer/video Mode)

    Management (Computer / Video Mode) Lamp Mode ECO : Selecting “ECO” mode to dim the projector Lamp, which lower power consumption, will extend the lamp life and reduce noise. Standard : Apply “ Standard “ mode to reurn normal operation. Enhanced : Choosing “Enhanced ”...
  • Page 26: Lamp Hour Reset

    / Video Mode) button after choosing “Yes ”to turn the lamp hour Acer : The default start-up screen of Acer projector. User : The user customized start-up scren, which is down loaded from PC to projector via the USB cable and My Start-up Screen utility...
  • Page 27: Video Mode

    / Video Mode) My Start-up Screen is a PC utility for user to Acer change the default start-up screen of Acer projector to their desired image. You can install My Start-up Screen from the bundled CD. Connect the projector to...
  • Page 28: Appendices

    Appendices Troubleshooting Problem: No image appears on screen. Problem: Partial, scrolling or incorrectly displayed image. English ... If you experience trouble with the projector, refer to the following information. If the problem persists, please contact your local reseller or service center. Ensure all the cables and power connections are correctly and securely connected as described in the “Installation”...
  • Page 29 6. Click on “Show all devices”. Then select “Standard monitor types” under the “Manufacturers” box ; choose the resolution mode you need under the “Models” box. 7. Verify that the resolution setting of the monitor display is less than or equal to 1024 x 768. If you are using a Notebook PC: 1.
  • Page 30 Appendices 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 aspect ratio by referring to the following: Problem: Image is reversed.
  • Page 31 Problem: Message Reminders “Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power operation. 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.
  • Page 32: 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.
  • Page 33: Specifications

    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.)
  • Page 34: Compatibility Modes

    Appendices Compatibility Modes VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA VGA VESA XGA VESA XGA VESA XGA VESA XGA * VESA SXGA * VESA SXGA * VESA SXGA * VESA SXGA * VESA SXGA * VESA SXGA+ MAC LC 13"...

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