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P7203B/P7205B Series
User's Guide



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  • Page 1 Acer Projector P7203B/P7205B Series User's Guide...
  • Page 2 Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Other companies' product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies.
  • Page 3 Information for your safety and comfort Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 4 • To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery leakage, do not place the product on a vibrating surface. • Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating environment which will probably cause unexpected short current or damage rotor devices, lamp.
  • Page 5 Product servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: •...
  • Page 6 • Do not stand the projector on its sides. It may fall over causing injury and damaging the projector. • This projector may be mounted from the ceiling. Use only an Acer mounting kit and ensure it is securely installed.
  • Page 7 Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws. For more information, contact the Electronic Industries Alliance at
  • Page 8: Precautions

    viii First things first Usage Notes • 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.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    How to optimize image size and distance How to get a preferred image size by adjusting distance and zoom How to get a preferred image position by adjusting lens shift User Controls Installation menu Acer Empowering Technology Onscreen Display (OSD) Menus Color Image Management Setting Audio...
  • Page 10 Language Appendices Troubleshooting LED & Alarm Definition Listing Cleaning and replacing the dust filters Replacing the Lamp Ceiling Mount Installation Specifications Compatibility modes Regulations and safety notices...
  • Page 11: Introduction

    • True 1024 x 768 XGA resolution 4:3 / 16:9 aspect ratio supported • Acer ColorBoost technology delivers nature’s true colors for vivid, life-like images • Acer ColorSafe II technology ensures consistent color rendition over time • High brightness and contrast ratio •...
  • Page 12: Package Overview

    Security Card Security card Quick start guide USB WiFi adapter (Optional) Power cord VGA cable DVI-D Cable 3RCA conponent cable Acer Projector This CD contains P7203B/P7205B Series ® ® P/N:MU.JCU00.001 User's Guide Remote control 2 x Battery Carrying case Dust filter...
  • Page 13: Projector Overview

    Projector Overview Projector Outlook Front / upper side Description Lens cap Zoom lever Zoom Lens Focus ring Remote control receivers Description Elevator feet Tilt adjusting wheels Control panel Power button 10 Lens shift control rings...
  • Page 14: Rear Side

    Rear side 20 21 22 23 24 25 Description Power socket USB ctrl connector HDMI 1 connector HDMI 2 connector DVI input connector (for digital signal with HDCP function) Monitor loop-through output connec- tor (VGA-Out) PC analog signal/HDTV/SCART/compo- nent video input connector (VGA IN 1) Audio input 1 connector (VGA IN 1/ Component/Composite/S-Video/HDMI) S-Video input connector...
  • Page 15: Control Panel

    OSD menu operation or exit the OSD menu. • Confirm your selection of items. See the contents in "Turning the Projector On/ Off" section. Unique Acer functions: eOpening, eView, eTimer, ePower Management. Temp Indicator LED Use to select items or make adjustments to your selection.
  • Page 16: Remote Control Layout

    Remote Control Layout Icon Function Infrared Sends signals to the projector. transmitter Laser pointer Aim the remote at the viewing screen. POWER Please see "Turning the Projector On/Off" section. HIDE Temporarily turns off the video. Press "HIDE" to hide the image, press again to display the image.
  • Page 17 Right Click respectively; the center button works as a multidirectional pointer stick. To enable this function, an USB cable must be connected to projector from your PC. Empowering key Unique Acer functions: eOpening, eView, eTimer, ePower Management. VOLUME Increases/decreases the volume.
  • Page 18: Getting Started

    Getting Started Connecting the Projector DVD player, Set-top Box, HDTV receiver DVD player DVI-D HDMI HDMI Description 1 Power cord 2 USB cable 3 HDMI cable 4 DVI cable 5 VGA cable 6 VGA to component/HDTV adapter 7 3 RCA component cable 8 Audio cable jack/jack 9 S-Video cable Video Output...
  • Page 19 Note: To ensure the projector works well with your computer, please make sure the timing of the display mode is compatible with the projector. Note: "*" USB drive limitation, do not support power consumption over 500mA. Please have external power for USB device.
  • Page 20: Turning The Projector On/Off

    Turning the Projector On/Off Turning on the Projector Remove the lens cap.(Illustration #1) Ensure that the power cord and signal cable are securely connected. The Power indicator LED will flash red. Turn on the projector by pressing "Power" button on the control panel, and the Power indicator LED will turn blue.(Illustration #2) Turn on your source (computer, notebook, video player ,etc.).
  • Page 21: Turning The Projector Off

    Turning the projector off To turn the projector off, press the power button. This message appears: "Please press the power button again to complete the shutdown process." Press the power button again. The LED power indicator will turn RED and blink rapidly after the projector is turned off, and the fan(s) will continue to operate for about 2 minutes to ensure that the system cools properly.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Height of Projected Image The projector is equipped with elevator feet for adjusting the height of image. To raise/lower the image: Raise the image to the desired height angle (Illustration #1), then pull out the stand feet into position.
  • Page 23: How To Optimize Image Size And Distance

    How to optimize image size and distance Consult the table below to find the optimal image sizes achievable when the projector is positioned at a desired distance from the screen. Example: If the projector is 3 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 65"...
  • Page 24 Screen size Desired (Min zoom) Distance Diagonal <A> (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) <B> 64 x 48 85 x 64 106 x 79 127 x 95 148 x 111 169 x 127 191 x 143 212 x 159 254 x 191 296 x 222 339 x 254 381 x 286...
  • Page 25: How To Get A Preferred Image Size By Adjusting Distance And Zoom

    How to get a preferred image size by adjusting distance and zoom 2.4 m The table below shows how to achieve a desired image size by adjusting either the position or the zoom ring. For example: to obtain an image size of 50" set the projector at a distance 1.6 m and 2.4 m from the screen and adjust the zoom level accordingly.
  • Page 26 Screen size Diagonal Max zoom (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) <A> 61 X 46 81 X 61 102 X 76 122 X 91 142 X 107 163 X 122 183 X 137 203 X 152 244 X 183 305 X 229 366 X 274 406 X 305 508 X 381...
  • Page 27: How To Get A Preferred Image Position By Adjusting Lens Shift

    How to get a preferred image position by adjusting lens shift The projector is equipped with lens shift for adjusting the position of projected image right and left or up and down without requiring you to physically move the projector. Vertical Lens Shift ring Horizontal...
  • Page 28 Adjusting the horizontal or vertical image position The vertical image height can be adjusted between -5% and 20% of the image height. (The minimum vertical image offset is fixed at -5% of the image height above the centre of the projector lens.) With the lens in the centre position the horizontal image position can be adjusted to the left or right by up to a maximum of 15% of the image width.
  • Page 29 Note: The maximum shift of vertical (horizontal) image adjustment can be limited by horizontal (vertical) image position. Please refer below diagram. -7.5%(H) -15%(H) H x 15% V x 20% Offset max= V x 15% Offset min= V x 5% 115%(V), 0%(H) 7.5%(H) 105%(V) 95%(V)
  • Page 30: User Controls

    The new settings will be saved automatically upon exiting the menu. Push the menu button anytime to exit the menu and return to the Acer welcome screen.
  • Page 31: Acer Empowering Technology

    Acer eView Management Acer eTimer Management Acer eOpening Management Acer ePower Management Acer Empowering Key provides four Acer unique functions, they are "Acer eView Management", "Acer eTimer Management", "Acer eOpening Management" and "Acer ePower Management" respectively. Press " key for more than one second to launch the Onscreen display main menu to modify its function.
  • Page 32: Onscreen Display (Osd) Menus

    Onscreen Display (OSD) Menus The projector has multilingual OSD that allow you to make image adjustments and change a variety of settings. Using the OSD menus • To open the OSD menu, press "MENU" on the remote control or control panel.
  • Page 33: Color

    Color Display Mode There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images. • Bright: For brightness optimization. • Presentation: For meeting presentation. • Standard: For common environment. • Video: For playing video in a bright environment. • User: Memorize user's settings. Wall color Use this function to choose a proper color according to the wall.
  • Page 34: Image

    Tint Adjusts the color balance of red and green. • Press • Press Note: "Saturation" and "Tint" functions are not supported under computer or HDMI mode. Image Projection Front-Desktop • The factory default setting. Front-Ceiling • When you select this function, the projector inverts the image for ceiling-mounted projection.
  • Page 35 Keystone Adjust image distortion caused by tilting projection. (±40 degrees) H Keystone Press the a squarer image. V Keystone Press the squarer image. H. Position • Press (Horizontal • position) Press V. Position • Press (Vertical position) • Press Frequency "Frequency"...
  • Page 36: Management

    Management 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. High Altitude Choose "On" to turn on High Altitude mode. Operate the fans at full speed continuously to allow for proper high altitude cooling of the projector.
  • Page 37 Use this function to select your desired startup screen. If you change the setting, the changes will take effect when you exit the OSD menu. • Acer: The default startup screen of your Acer projector. • User: Use memorize picture from "Screen Capture" function. Screen Capture Use this function to customize the startup screen.
  • Page 38 Administrator Password is. • If losing this security card and number, please contact with an Acer service center. Lock User Startup Screen • Default Lock User Startup Screen is "OFF". If lock user startup screen is "ON", users cannot change startup screen anymore...
  • Page 39: Audio

    • WiFi/LAN Default is "Off". Choose "On" to enable Wireless / LAN connection. • LAN IP/Mask Identify IP and Mask address. • LAN Reset Reset LAN function. • WiFi/LAN IP/Mask Identify Wireless / LAN IP and Mask address. • WiFi/LAN Reset Reset LAN or Wireless function.
  • Page 40: Timer

    Timer • Timer Location Choose the location of the timer on the screen. Timer Start • Press Timer Period • Press • Timer Volume Select this function to adjust the notification volume when the timer function is enabled and time is up. Timer Display •...
  • Page 41: Appendices

    Appendices Troubleshooting If you experience a problem with your Acer projector, refer to the following troubleshooting guide. If the problem persists, please contact your local reseller or service center. Image Problems and Solutions Problem No image appears • onscreen •...
  • Page 42 Partial, scrolling or • incorrectly displayed image • (for notebooks) • The screen of the • notebook computer is not displaying your presentation • Image is unstable • or flickering • Image has vertical • flickering bar • Image is out of •...
  • Page 43: Problems With The Projector

    Image is too small • or too large • • Image has slanted • sides • • Image is reversed • Problems with the Projector Condition The projector stops responding to all controls Lamp burns out or makes a popping sound Adjust the zoom ring on the top of the projector.
  • Page 44: Osd Messages

    OSD Messages Condition Message Fan Fail - the system fan is not working. Projector Overheated - the projector has exceeded its recommended operating temperature and must be allowed to cool down before it may be used. Please also check the dust filters if they are installed.
  • Page 45: Led & Alarm Definition Listing

    LED & Alarm Definition Listing LED Messages Lamp LED Message Standby (power cord plugged in) Power button ON Lamp retry Turning off (cooling state) Turning off (cooling completed) Error (thermal failure) Error (fan lock failure) Error (lamp breakdown) Error (color Wheel fail) flashing Temp LED Quick...
  • Page 46: Cleaning And Replacing The Dust Filters

    Cleaning and replacing the dust filters Cleaning the dust filters Clean the dust filters after every 1000 hours of use. If they are note cleaned periodically, they can become clogged with dust, preventing proper ventilation. This can cause overheating and damage the projector. Follow these steps: Turn the projector off.
  • Page 47: Replacing The Lamp

    Replacing the Lamp Use a screwdriver to remove the screw(s) from the cover, and then pull out the lamp. The projector will detect the lamp life. You will be shown a warning message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power operation. Replacement Suggested!"...
  • Page 48: Ceiling Mount Installation

    Ceiling Mount Installation If you wish to install the projector using a ceiling mount, please refer to the steps below: Drill four holes into a solid, structurally sound part of the ceiling, and secure the mount base. Note: Screws are not included. Please obtain the appropriate screws for your type of ceiling.
  • Page 49 Use the appropriate number of screws for the projector size to attach the projector to the ceiling mount bracket. Smaller Washer Large Washer Projector Bracket Supports projector and allows - for adjustments Note: It is recommended that you keep a reasonable space between the bracket and the projector to allow for proper heat distribution.
  • Page 50 Note: The appropriate type of screw and washer for each model is listed in the table below. 3 mm diameter screws are enclosed in the screw pack. Models Diameter (mm) P7203B/P7205B Tightening Screw Allen Key Allen Key Tightening Screw Screw Type B...
  • Page 51: Specifications

    Specifications The specifications listed below are subject to change without notice. For final specs, please refer to Acer's published marketing specifications. Projection system Resolution Computer compatibility Video compatibility Aspect ratio Displayable colors Projection lens Projection screen size (diagonal) Projection distance...
  • Page 52 I/O connectors Standard package contents * Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. • Power socket x1 • VGA input x2 • Composite input x1 • S-Video x1 • VGA output x1 • HDMI x2 • DVI-D x1: with HDCP support •...
  • Page 53: Compatibility Modes

    Compatibility modes A. VGA Analog VGA Analog - PC Signal Modes Resolution 640x480 640x480 640x480 640x480 720x400 720x400 SVGA 800x600 800x600 800x600 800x600 800x600 832x624 1024x768 1024x768 1024x768 1024x768 SXGA 1152x864 1152x864 1152x864 1280X1024 1280X1024 1280X1024 1280X1024 QuadVGA 1280x960 1280x960 SXGA+ 1400x1050 UXGA...
  • Page 54 1152x870 1280x960 i Mac DV (G3) 1024x768 VGA Analog - Extended Wide timing Modes Resolution WXGA 1280x768 1280x768 1280x768 1280x720 1280x800 1440x900 1680x1050 B. DVI Digital DVI - PC Signal Modes Resolution 640x480 640x480 640x480 640x480 720x400 720x400 SVGA 800x600 800x600 800x600 800x600...
  • Page 55 QuadVGA 1280x960 1280x960 SXGA+ 1400x1050 UXGA 1600x1200 Power Mac G4 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1152x870 1280x960 PowerBook G4 640x480 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1152x870 1280x960 i Mac DV (G3) 1024x768 DVI - Extended Wide timing Modes Resolution WXGA 1280x768 1280x768 1280x768 1280x720 1280x800 1440x900 1680x1050...
  • Page 56 DVI - Video Signal Modes Resolution For TWN/USA SKU 480i (NTSC) 720x480(1440x480) 480p (NTSC) 720x480 720p (NTSC) 1280x720 1080i (NTSC) 1920x1080 1080p (NTSC) 1920x1080 For EMEA SKU 576i (PAL) 720x576(1440x576) 576p (PAL) 720x576 720p (PAL) 1280x720 1080i (PAL) 1920x1080 1080p (PAL) 1920x1080 C.
  • Page 57: Regulations And Safety Notices

    Regulations and safety notices 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 58: Declaration Of Conformity For Eu Countries

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Acer hereby declares that this projector series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Compliant with Russian regulatory certification...
  • Page 59: Declaration Of Conformity

    Declaration of Conformity Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi, New Taipei City 221,Taiwan, R.O.C. Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai, And, Acer Italy s.r.l Via Lepetit, 40, 20020 Lainate (MI) Italy Tel: +39-02-939-921, Fax: +39-02 9399-2913,
  • Page 60 -. EN301 893 (Applicable to 5GHz high performance RLAN). Year to begin affixing CE marking 2010. _______________________________ Easy Lai /Manager Regulation Center, Acer Inc. Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi, New Taipei City 221,Taiwan, R.O.C. Jun. 1, 2011...
  • Page 61 Model Number: Machine Type: Name of Responsible Party: Address of Responsible Party: Contact Person: Phone No.: Fax No.: Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St., San Jose DLP Projector DNX1103/DNX1102 P7203B/F113/PF-X04/P7205B/M117/PF-X06 Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St.

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