Casio XJ-A230 User Manual

Casio XJ-A230 User Manual

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* USB Port Models
User's Guide
 Be sure to read the precautions in the separate User's Guide
(Basic Operations). For details about setting up the projector,
see the User's Guide (Basic Operations).
 Be sure to keep all user documentation handy for future


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  • Page 1 User’s Guide  Be sure to read the precautions in the separate User’s Guide (Basic Operations). For details about setting up the projector, see the User’s Guide (Basic Operations).  Be sure to keep all user documentation handy for future...
  • Page 2  CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any loss or lost profits due to loss of data due to malfunction or maintenance of this product, or any other reason.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Basic Setup Menu Example... 18 Direct Power On... 20 Password Protecting the Projector ...21 Inputting a Password ... 21 Using the Password Feature... 21 Entering the Password when Turning On the Projector ... 23 Restoring Projector Settings to Their Initial Factory Defaults ...24 Contents...
  • Page 4: About This Manual

    Wireless Main Menu (USB Port Models Only) ... 34 Operational Info Main Menu ... 35 Restore All Defaults Main Menu... 35 Cleaning the Projector... 36 Cleaning the Projector Exterior ...36 Cleaning the Lens...36 Cleaning Intake and Exhaust Vents...36 Error Indicators and Warning Messages ... 37 Appendix ...
  • Page 5: Projector Overview

    The remote controller can be used to select one of a variety of different pointers for use during projection.  Direct Power On: The projector can be configured to turn on automatically and start projecting as soon as it is plugged into a power outlet. XJ-A230/XJ-A235/XJ-A240/XJ-A245 ...
  • Page 6  Multi Projection Camera (YC-400, YC-430) Connection: A CASIO Multi Projection Camera can be connected directly to the projector’s USB port for fine resolution projection of documents and other images. Document camera capabilities allow projection of data without going through a computer.
  • Page 7: Remote Controller And Projector Keys

    Operations in this manual are presented based on the remote controller that comes with the projector. Major operation keys are also provided on the projector unit, so the most of the same procedures can also be performed directly on the projector.
  • Page 8 [P] (Power) key Note  Functions of projector keys and remote controller keys that have the same name are identical.  The projector [ZOOM] key corresponds to the remote controller [ZOOM +] and [ZOOM –] keys, while the projector [FOCUS] key corresponds to the remote controller [FOCUS ] and [FOCUS ] keys.
  • Page 9: Operation During Projection

    Operation During Projection This section explains the various types of operations you can perform while the projector is projecting an image. Image Operations During Projection You can perform the following operations while projecting an image.  Image brightness adjustment  Color mode selection ...
  • Page 10: Selecting The Color Mode

    Selecting the Color Mode You can select from among four different color mode settings to optimize the projected image in accordance with image contents and projection conditions. Important! The color mode cannot be selected while “Off” is selected for the Eco Mode (page 15). To change the color mode Press the [COLOR MODE] key.
  • Page 11: Momentarily Cutting Off The Input Source Image

     This will capture the image that is on the screen at the moment you press [FREEZE] and stores it in projector memory. That image remains projected on the screen. To restore projection of the image from an input source, press the [ESC] key.
  • Page 12: Displaying A Pointer In The Projected Image

    Displaying a Pointer in the Projected Image You can select from among different pointer styles, including various arrow styles, for display in the projected image. Pointers can be used during a presentation to indicate or highlight a specific part of the image.
  • Page 13: Changing The Aspect Ratio Of The Projected Image

    Press the [ASPECT] key to cycle through the aspect ratio settings for the projected image. Available settings depend on your projector model as shown below. For details about the meaning of each setting, see the “Aspect Ratio” setting (page 29) on the “Screen Settings Main Menu”.
  • Page 14: Adjusting The Volume Level

    Adjusting the Volume Level You can use the remote controller keys to adjust the volume level of the audio that is output from the projector’s speaker. To adjust the volume level Press the [VOLUME] key.  This causes the [Volume] screen to appear on the projected image.
  • Page 15: Eco Mode (Power Saving, Low Noise)

    Eco Mode (Power Saving, Low Noise) The following three Eco Mode settings are available to specify whether priority should be given to low-power, low-noise operation or lamp brightness. On (Level2) : Gives maximum priority to low-power, low-noise operation. On (Level1) : Provides low-power, low-noise operation while maintaining lamp brightness to some level.
  • Page 16: Using The [Func] Key

    Using the [FUNC] Key Pressing the [FUNC] key displays the menu shown below. You can use this menu to perform the operations described below.  Adjust image brightness Highlight “Brightness” and then press the [ENTER] key.  This performs the same operation as pressing the [BRIGHT] key (O key) described on page 9. ...
  • Page 17: Configuring Advanced Projector Settings

    Configuring Advanced Projector Settings Your projector has a setup menu that you can use to configure advanced settings. Basic Setup Menu Operations Displaying the Setup Menu Pressing the [MENU] key displays the menu shown below in the center of the projection screen.
  • Page 18: Basic Setup Menu Example

    Note  Certain settings on the setup menu cannot be changed while there is no input signal to the projector. Because of this, you should configure setup menu settings after selecting an input source and starting projection.  This example covers basic steps only. For more detailed information, see “Setup Menu Contents”...
  • Page 19 To configure the “Image Adjustment 1  Color Mode” setting Use the [] key to select “Color Mode”. Press the [ENTER] key.  This displays the color mode menu. Use the [] and [] keys to select the color mode you want, and then press the [ENTER] key.
  • Page 20: Direct Power On

    Direct Power On You can configure the projector so it powers up automatically as soon as you plug it into a power source. With this “Direct Power On” feature, you do not even need to press the [P] (Power) key. To enable Direct Power On, display the Setup Menu, and then change the “Direct Power On”...
  • Page 21: Password Protecting The Projector

    1. Personal identification (original or copy of your driver’s license, employee I.D., etc.) 2. Projector unit Note that your CASIO distributor will not be able to clear the password of your projector unless you bring both of the items listed above.
  • Page 22 Keep a written record of your password! You will not be able to use the projector if you forget its password. We strongly suggest that you keep a written or other type of record of the password so you can look it up when necessary.
  • Page 23: Entering The Password When Turning On The Projector

    Entering the Password when Turning On the Projector When you turn on the projector while password protection is turned on will cause a password input dialog box to appear on the projection screen. All projector operations will be accessible to you after you input the correct password and press the [ENTER] key.
  • Page 24: Restoring Projector Settings To Their Initial Factory Defaults

    Restoring Projector Settings to Their Initial Factory Defaults You can use the procedures in this section to restore all of the settings on a particular main menu or all of the settings on the setup menu to their initial factory defaults.
  • Page 25 To restore all settings on the setup menu to their initial factory defaults Press the [MENU] key to display the setup menu. Use the [] key to select “Restore All Defaults” and then press the [ENTER] key. After confirming that “Restore All Defaults” sub-menu is selected, press the [ENTER] key.
  • Page 26: Setup Menu Contents

    Setup Menu Contents This section contains tables that provide detailed explanations of all of the items included on the setup menu. The following describes the type of information that appears in each of the columns of the tables. Setting Name: This column shows the names of the settings as they appear on the sub-menu. Input: This column shows the input source for which each setting is supported.
  • Page 27 Setting Name Input Color Mode R C V H D W U Color Balance R C V H D W U Eco Off Mode R C V H D W U Restore Menu R C V H D W U Defaults Setting Unit Source...
  • Page 28: Image Adjustment 2 Main Menu

     Restoring menu defaults will restore defaults for the current signal type (XGA/60Hz, SXGA/60Hz, etc.) only. Setting Unit Use this sub-menu to adjust the volume level of the projector’s Specific speaker.  Changing this setting when there is no input signal changes the volume setting of the currently selected signal source.
  • Page 29: Screen Settings Main Menu

    True (XJ-A230/XJ-A235/XJ-A240/XJ-A245 only): Projects the input signal at its actual size (1 input source dot equal to one projector output pixel dot) in the center of the projector’s projection screen. If the input signal resolution exceeds the projector’s output resolution, the excess is cut off.
  • Page 30 Select this option to project from the back of the screen. This setting flips the front projected image horizontally. Use this sub-menu to configure the projector for use in an installation in which it is positioned upside down. Flips the projected image horizontally and vertically.
  • Page 31: Input Settings Main Menu

    Use this sub-menu to specify manually the type of signal being input from the projector’s AV terminal. Auto*: Select this setting to have the projector switch the video signal system automatically in accordance with the input signal from the video device that is connected to the AV terminal.
  • Page 32: Option Settings 1 Main Menu

    Off: Gives maximum priority to lamp brightness. Auto Power Off lets you specify the amount of time of projector operation and input signal inactivity to be allowed before Auto Power Off is triggered to turn off projector power automatically.
  • Page 33: Option Settings 2 Main Menu

    Setting Unit Use this sub-menu to turn zoom memory on or off. Zoom memory lets you save the zoom setting when the projector is turned off, so it can be restored automatically the next time the projector is turned on.
  • Page 34: Usb Settings Main Menu (Usb Port Models Only)

    Restore Menu R C V H D W U N Single Defaults *1 When plug-and-play is turned on, the projector will make that device the input source automatically. For details about plug-and-play, see “USB Function Guide” on the bundled CD-ROM.
  • Page 35: Operational Info Main Menu

    Source This sub-menu item shows the signal name of the signal being Specific input to the projector. For details about signal names, see “Signal Name” under “Supported Signals” on page 48. Source This sub-menu item appears only when RGB is the input signal. It...
  • Page 36: Cleaning The Projector

    Cleaning the Projector Exterior Wipe the exterior of the projector with a soft cloth that has been moistened in a weak solution of water and a mild neutral detergent. Be sure to wring all excess moisture from the cloth before wiping.
  • Page 37: Error Indicators And Warning Messages

    Error Indicators and Warning Messages Warning messages and indicators let you know what the problem is when a projector error occurs. When an error occurs, wait until the fan stops before unplugging the AC power cord. If you unplug the AC power cord while the fan is still operating, an error may occur when you plug the AC power cord back in.
  • Page 38 Press the [ESC] key to clear the warning message. The USB connection was terminated because of a problem with the USB port. To use the USB function, turn off the projector and then turn it back on again. If the error occurs again when you turn power back on, contact your retailer or nearest authorized CASIO Service Center.
  • Page 39 POWER/STANDBY indicator is lit red (without flashing). After checking the POWER/STANDBY indicator, disconnect the power cord from the projector and wait for all of the projector’s indicators to go out. Next, reconnect the power cord and turn projector power back on.
  • Page 40: Appendix

    Connecting to a Component Video Output Device Some video devices are equipped with a component video output terminal. You can use an commercially available component video cable to connect the COMPUTER terminal of the projector to the component video output terminal of a video device.
  • Page 41: Connecting The Hdmi Output Of A Video Device Or Computer To The Projector

     You will need to obtain a commercially available HDMI cable with a connector that matches the terminal of the output device on one end and a connector that matches the projector’s HDMI port (HDMI Type A Socket) on the other end.
  • Page 42: Remote Controller Signal Range

     The range of the remote controller may be narrower and/or shorter than that shown on the right (Back) when there is a special AV cable plugged into the AV terminal on the back of the projector.  The allowable distance between the remote controller and the projector is less when there is a sharp angle between the remote controller and the remote control signal receiver.
  • Page 43: Projection Distance And Screen Size

    5.7 / 18.70 * h = Height from the center of the lens to the bottom edge of the projection screen. Important! Note that the distances provided above are for reference only. Approximate Projection Distance XJ-A130/XJ-A135/ XJ-A230/XJ-A235/XJ-A240/XJ-A245 XJ-A140/XJ-A145 Maximum Minimum Distance Distance...
  • Page 44: Aspect Ratio Setting And Projection Image

    Aspect Ratio Setting and Projection Image The following shows how images are projected in accordance with the type of the input signal and the aspect ratio setting of the projector. XJ-A230/XJ-A235/XJ-A240/XJ-A245 Input source: RGB or HDMI (PC) Input Signal SVGA (800 × 600) XGA (1024 ×...
  • Page 45 Input source: Video, component or HDMI (DTV) Input Signal Normal 16:9 Letter Box 4:3 Aspect Image Squeezed Image Letter Box Image * The blue boundary indicates the projection area.
  • Page 46 XJ-A130/XJ-A135/XJ-A140/XJ-A145 Input source: RGB or HDMI (PC) Input Signal Normal Full SVGA (800 × 600) XGA (1024 × 768) WXGA (1280 × 800) SXGA (1280 × 1024)
  • Page 47 Input source: Video, component or HDMI (DTV) Input Signal Normal 16:9 4:3 Aspect Image Squeezed Image Letter Box Image...
  • Page 48: Supported Signals

    Supported Signals RGB Signal Signal Name VESA 640 ×480/60 640 ×480/72 640 ×480/75 640 ×480/85 800 × 600/56 800 ×600/60 800 ×600/72 800 ×600/75 800 ×600/85 1024 ×768/60 1024 ×768/70 1024 ×768/75 1024 ×768/85 1152 ×864/75 1280 × 768/60 1280 × 800/60 1280 ×960/60 1280 ×960/85 1280 ×1024/60...
  • Page 49: Component Signal

    Component Signal Signal Name HDTV 1080p/50 1080p/60 720p/50 720p/60 1080i/50 1080i/60 SDTV 576p/50 576i/50 480p/60 480i/60 Video Signal Horizontal Frequency Signal Name (kHz) NTSC 15.7 NTSC4.43 15.7 15.6 PAL-M 15.7 PAL-N 15.6 PAL60 15.7 SECAM 15.6 * Listing of a device in the above table does not guarantee that you will be able to display its images correctly.
  • Page 50 HDMI Signal Horizontal Frequency Signal Name (kHz) 640 × 480/60 31.5 800 × 600/60 37.9 1024 × 768/60 48.4 1280 × 768/60 47.8 1280 × 800/60 49.7 1280 × 960/60 1280 × 1024/60 1400 × 1050/60 65.3 SDTV (480p) 31.5 SDTV (576p) 31.25 HDTV (720p) (50)
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