Acer PD311 series User Manual

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  • Page 1 Manual for Acer Projector PD323/PD311 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 with Laser Pointer ...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. English ... Warning- 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 Warning- expose this product to rain or moisture.
  • Page 5 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 ...
  • Page 6: Introduction

      English ... projector. Outstanding features in- True XGA, 1024 x 768 addressable pixels (PD323) True SVGA, 800 x 600 addressable pixels (PD311) Single chip DLP technology NTSC3.58/NTSC4.43/PAL/SECAM and HDTV compat- ible (480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i) User friendly and powerful Acer Empowering key in- cluding: Acer eView Management, Acer eTimer Manage- ment and Acer eOpening Management.
  • 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 Power Cord 1.8m VGA Cable 1.8m Composite Video Cable USB Cable 1.8m Carrying Case 2.0m Remote Control with...
  • Page 8: Product Overview

    Introduction Product Overview Two remote control  receiver provided at front panel and front-top cover. English ... Main Unit Zoom Ring Control Panel Remote Control Receiver Elevator Foot Zoom Lens Focus Ring Elevator Button Power Socket Connection Ports...
  • Page 9: Control Panel

    Control Panel Temp Indicator LED Lamp Indicator LED Power and Indicator LED (Power LED) Source Resync Empowering Key Menu Back Four Directional Select Keys Introduction ... English...
  • Page 10: Connection Ports

    Introduction English ... Connection Ports USB Connector Audio Input Connector S-Video Input Connector Composite Video Input Connector VGA Input Connector (PC Analog Signal) Kensington Lock Port...
  • Page 11: Remote Control With Laser Pointer

    Remote Control with Laser Pointer Laser Pointer Power Laser Button Source Resync Freeze Hide Mute Aspect Ratio 10. Four Directional Select Keys 11. Keystone 12. Back 13. Digital Zoom Introduction 14. Menu 15. Mouse Left Click 16. Mouse Right Click 17.
  • Page 12: Installation

    Installation Connecting the Projector 1..Power Cord 2..VGA Cable 3..Audio Cable Jack/Jack (Optional Accessory) 4..USB Cable 5..Audio Cable Jack/RCA (Optional Accessory) 6..S-Video Cable (Optional Accessory) 7..Composite Video Cable 8..VGA to Component/HDTV Adapter (Optional Accessory) 9..
  • Page 13: Powering On/Off The Projector

    Powering On/Off the Projector Powering On the Projector 1. Open 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.
  • Page 14: Powering Off The Projector

    Installation 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 projec- tor fan is still running.” displayed on the projector’s screen. Press the “Power”...
  • 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 angle lease the button to lock the elevator foot into position.
  • Page 16: 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 pro- jector will focus at distances from 3.94 to 39.37 feet (1.2 to 12.0 meters).
  • Page 17: User Controls

     selection. Empowering Key Acer Empowering Key provides three Acer unique functions, they are “Acer eView Management”, “Acer eTimer Management” and “Acer eOpening Management” respectively. Press “e” key for more than one second to launch the on screen display main menu to modify its function.
  • Page 18: Remote Control

    User Controls Remote Control Using the Remote Control Power  Laser Button  Resync  Source  Freeze  Hide  Aspect Ratio  Mute  Four Directional Select Keys  Keystone  Menu  Zoom  Back  English ... Refer to the “Power On/Off the Projector”...
  • Page 19 USB cable. Empowering Key Acer Empowering Key provides three Acer unique functions, they are “Acer eView Management”, “Acer eTimer Management” and “Acer eOpening Management” respectively. Press “e” key for more than one second to launch the on screen display main menu to modify its function.
  • Page 20 User Controls  Component Video  Composite Video  S-Video  English ... Press “VGA” to change source to VGA-In connector. This con- nector supports Analog RGB, YPbPr (480p/576p/720p/1080i), YCbCr (480i/576i) and RGBsync. to change source to component Video Press “Component” 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 seg- ment. If you prefer a stronger image, adjust towards the maximum setting. For a smooth and more natural image, adjust towards the minimum setting.
  • Page 24: Image (Computer/Video Mode)

    User Controls Keystone  Aspect Ratio Use this function to choose your desired aspect ratio.    Projection     English ... Image (Computer / Video Mode) Adjust image distortion caused by tilting projection. (±16 degrees) Auto : Keep the image with original width-higth ratio and maxi- mize the image to fit native horizontal or vertical pixels.
  • Page 25 “H. Position”, “V.  H. Position (Horizontal Position) Position”, “Frequency” and “ Tracking” func- Press the  tions are not supported under DVI and Video Press the  mode. V. Position (Vertical Position) Press the  Press the  Frequency “Frequency”...
  • Page 26: 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 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...
  • Page 28 User Controls Lamp Hour Reset Press the counter to 0 hours. Security Press enabled, you must enter “Administrator Password” first before Security setting. Security English ... Management (Computer / Video Mode) button after choosing “Yes ”to turn the lamp hour to start “Security”...
  • Page 29 User Controls Management (Computer / Video Mode) Timeout(Min.) Once “Security” is set to “On”, administrator can set timeout function. Press to select timeout duration.  The range is from 10 minutes to 990 minutes.  When time is up, the projector will request user to ...
  • Page 30 User Controls English ... Management (Computer / Video Mode) The projector provide two options of “Security Mode”. Select “Request password only after plugging power  cord”, the project will request user to input password only for the first time plugging on power cord of the projector.
  • Page 31 “Enter Password” or “Enter Administrator Password” dialogue is currently displayed. 2. Write down the “Unlock ID” and contact with Acer service center. They will give you new Ad- ministrator Password according to the Unlock ID. 3. Once the new “Administrator Password” retrieved from Acer has been logged into the projector, old “Administrator Password”...
  • Page 32 User Controls Reset Press the rameters on all menus to the factory default settings. English ... Management (Computer / Video Mode) button after choosing “Yes” to return the display pa-...
  • Page 33: Audio (Computer/Video Mode)

    User Controls Audio (Computer / Video Mode) Volume Press the to decrease the volume.  Press the to increase the volume.  Mute Choose the “On” to turn mute on.  Choose the “Off” to turn mute off.  Power On/Off Volume Choose this function to adjust volume when power on/off.
  • Page 34: Timer (Computer/Video Mode)

    User Controls Timer Start Press the Timer Period Press the Timer Volume Choose this function to adjust volume when timer function is enable and time is up. Timer Display Press the Timer Location Choose the timer location on the screen. English ...
  • Page 35: Language(Computer/Video Mode)

    User Controls Language (Computer / Video Mode) Language Choose the multilingual OSD menu . Use the select your preferred language. Press to confirm the selection key to ... English...
  • Page 36: Appendices

    Press the “Resync” button on the Remote Control. If you use a PC: If the resolution of your computer is higher than 1024 x 768 (PD323)/800 x 600 (PD311). Follow the steps outlined below to reset the resolution. For Windows 3.x: 1.
  • Page 37 “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 (PD323)/800 x 600 (PD311). If you are using a Notebook PC: ...
  • Page 38 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 set- ting. If the image is still outstretched, you will also need to adjust the aspect ratio by referring to the following: ...
  • Page 39: Replacing The Lamp

    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 40 Appendices Problem: Message Reminders    English ... “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.
  • Page 41: Specifications

    - Single Chip DLP Technology by Texas Instruments - 200W User Replaceable Lamp - 1024 pixels(H) X 768 lines(V) for PD323 - 800 pixels(H) X 600 lines(V) for PD311 - 16.7M colors - 2000:1 (Full On/Full Off) - 85% - 34dB(A)(standard mode/31dB(A)(ECO mode) - F/2.7~3.0 f=21.83~23.81mm with 1.1X Manual zoom...
  • Page 42: Compatibility Modes

    Appendices Compatibility Modes ( * ) VESA SXGA ( * ) VESA SXGA ( * ) VESA SXGA+ ( * ) PD323 only.  English ... Mode Resolution VESA VGA 640 x 350 VESA VGA 640 x 350 VESA VGA 640 x 400 VESA VGA 640 x 480...
  • Page 43: 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.
  • Page 44: English

    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 Compliant with Russian regulatory certification...
  • Page 45: Important Safety Instructions

    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.

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