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P7290 Series
User's Guide



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  • Page 1 Acer Projector P7270/P7270i/P7280/P7280i/ P7290 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 end vertically. It may cause the projector to fall over, causing injury or damage. • This product is capable of displaying inverted images for ceiling mount installation. Only use acer ceiling mount kit for mounting the projector and ensure it is securely installed.
  • Page 7 Operating environment for using wireless function (Optional) Warning! For safety reasons, turn off all wireless or radio transmitting devices when using your machine under the following conditions. These devices may include, but are not limited to: wireless LAN (WLAN), Bluetooth and/or 3G.
  • Page 8 viii Hearing aids. Some digital wireless devices may interfere with some hearing aids. If interference occurs, consult your service provider. Vehicles RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor vehicles such as electronic fuel injection systems, electronic antiskid (antilock) braking systems, electronic speed control systems, and air bag systems.
  • Page 9 Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit Sustainability/sustainability01.htm 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 10: Precautions

    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 11: Table Of Contents

    Adjusting the Height of Projected Image How to optimize image size and distance How to get a preferred image size by adjusting distance and zoom User Controls Installation menu Acer Empowering Technology Onscreen Display (OSD) Menus Color setting Image setting Management setting Audio setting...
  • Page 12 Language setting 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 13: Introduction

    • Native 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 • High brightness and contrast ratio • Versatile display modes (Bright, Standard, Video, Blackboard, User 1, User 2) enable optimum performance in any situation •...
  • Page 14: Package Overview

    Compostive video cable DVI-D cable 3 RCA component cable S-Video cable Carrying case Security card Acer Projector Quick Start Guide 2 x User's Guide (Wireless CD Remote control 2 x Quick start guide for P7270i/P7280i Series) (Wireless Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 15: Projector Overview

    Projector Overview Projector Outlook Front / upper side Description Control panel Zoom ring Focus ring Zoom lens Lens cap Rear side Description PC analog signal input connector (VGA IN 2) PC analog signal/HDTV/component video input connector (VGA IN 1) DVI input connector (for digital signal with HDCP function) HDMI connector Top cover release button...
  • Page 16: Control Panel

    Press "SOURCE" to choose RGB, Component, S- Video, Composite, DVI, HDTV and HDMI™ sources. Unique Acer functions: eOpening, eView, eTimer, ePower Sends signals to the projector. See the contents in "Turning the Projector On/ Off" section.
  • Page 17: 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 Refer to the "Turning the Projector On/Off" sec RESYNC Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input source. FREEZE To pause the screen image.
  • Page 18 PIP display uses a secondary video source. Press "WIRELESS" to display the image which is wirelessly WIRELESS transmitted from the PC to the projector via the "Acer eProjection Management" utility. (for wireless model) BRIGHTNESS Press "BRIGHTNESS" to adjust the brightness of the image.
  • Page 19 Note: (For P7270i/P7280i only)
  • Page 20: Getting Started

    Getting Started Connecting the Projector DVD player, Set-top Box, HDTV receiver S-Video Output Video Output Description 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 Note: To ensure the projector works well with your computer, please make sure the timing of the display mode is compatible with the projector.
  • Page 21: Installing The Dust Filter Of The Projector

    Installing the dust filter of the projector This projector support dust proof function. Follow these steps: Take two dust filters from the accessory bag. Slide the dust filter in (Illustration #1) Insert a suitable coin into the top cover release button (Illustration #2) and rotate clockwise (Illustration #3).
  • Page 22: Connecting The Projector For Wireless Function

    Connecting the Projector for Wireless Function Internet WLAN Description 1 Power cord 2 Audio cable jack 3 Lan cable 4 Antenna Note: For P7270i/P7280i only Speaker Power...
  • Page 23: 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 24: Turning Off The Projector

    Turning off the Projector To turn off the projector, press the "Power" button twice. The message below will display onscreen for 10 seconds. "Please press power button again to complete the shutdown process." Immediately after powering off, the Power indicator LED will flash RED rapidly and the fan(s) will continue to operate for about 120 seconds.
  • Page 25: 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 the image: Press the elevator foot release. (Illustration #1) Raise the image to the desired height angle (Illustration #2), then release the button to lock the elevator foot into position.
  • Page 26: 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 78"...
  • Page 27 Screen size Desired (Min zoom) Distance Diagonal <A> (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) <B> 64 x 48 79 x 60 106 x 79 132 x 99 159 x 119 185 x 139 212 x 159 238 x 179 265 x 198 317 x 238 370 x 278 423 x 317...
  • Page 28: How To Get A Preferred Image Size By Adjusting Distance And Zoom

    How to get a preferred image size by adjusting distance and zoom 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 1.9 m from the screen and adjust the zoom level accordingly.
  • Page 29 Desired Image Size Diagonal (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) <A> 63 x 47 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 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 Setting

    Color setting Display Mode There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images. • Bright: For brightness optimization. • Standard: For common environment. • Video: For playing video in a bright environment. • Blackboard: Blackboard mode can improve displayed color •...
  • Page 34: Image Setting

    Tint Adjusts the color balance of red and green. • Press • Press Note: "Saturation" and "Tint" functions are not supported under computer mode or DVI mode. Image setting H Keystone Press the a squarer image. V Keystone Press the squarer image.
  • Page 35 Rear-Desktop • When you select this function, the projector reverses the image so you can project from behind a translucent screen. Rear-Ceiling • When you select this function, the projector reverses and inverts the image at same time. You can project from behind a translucent screen with ceiling mounted projection.
  • Page 36: Management Setting

    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 37 Lamp Hour Elapse Displays the lamp’s elapsed operating time (in hours). Lamp Reminding Activate this function to display a reminder to change the lamp 30 hours before its expected end-of-life. Lamp Hour Reset Press the counter to 0 hours. Security Security This projector provides a useful security function for the administrator to manage usage of the projector .
  • Page 38: Audio Setting

    • Wireless Please refer to wireless booklet for details. (For P7270i/P7280i series only) • VGA OUT (Standby) Default is "On". Choose "Off" to disable VGA OUT connection. (For P7290 only) Audio setting Volume • Press • Press Mute •...
  • Page 39: Timer Setting

    Timer setting 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 • Press screen. • Timer Location Choose the location of the timer on the screen. PIP setting •...
  • Page 40: Language Setting

    Language setting Language Choose the multilingual OSD menu. Use the to select your preferred menu language. • Press to confirm the selection.
  • 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 lever 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) P7270/P7270i/ P7280/P7280i/ P7290 Tightening Screw Allen Key Allen Key Tightening Screw Screw Type B Length (mm)
  • 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 video x1 • 3 RCA Component video x 1 • S-Video x1 • VGA output x1 •...
  • 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 V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz]...
  • Page 57 C. HDMI -Digital HDMI - PC Signal and Extended Wide timing: Support above DVI digital timing format. HDMI - 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)
  • Page 58: 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 59: Declaration Of Conformity For Eu Countries

    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 60 European Union (EU) R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standard: • Article 3.1(a) Health and Safety EN60950-1:2001 + A11:2004 • EN50371:2002 • Article 3.1(b) EMC • EN301 489-1 V1.6.1 • EN301 489-3 V1.4.1 (Applicable to non-bluetooth wireless •...
  • 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 DNX0712/DNXA713/DNX0902 P7270/P7270i/P7280/P7280i/P7290 series Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St.
  • Page 62: Declaration Of Conformity

    -. EN301 893 V1.4.1 (Applicable to 5GHz high performance RLAN) Year to begin affixing CE marking 2009. _______________________________ Easy Lai /Manager Regulation Center, Acer Inc. Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan...