Acer PD726 Series Manual

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Acer Projector PD726/PD727 Series


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  • Page 1 Manual for Acer Projector PD726/PD727 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 recycle 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 ... 3 Precautions...3 Introduction... 5 Product Features ...5 Package Overview...6 Product Overview ...7 Main Unit ...7 Control Panel ...8 Connection Ports ...9 Remote Control with Laser Pointer ...10 Installation ... 11 Connecting the Projector ...13 Powering On/Off the Projector ...13 Powering On the Projector ...13 Powering Off the projector ...14...
  • Page 4 Connecting to the WPG for the first time ...36 Downloading the software ...37 Connecting to a projector ...39 Using the audio function ...40 Configuring your Acer WPG ...42 Projector ID ...42 Configuration password setup ...42 Upgrade firmware ...44 Network settings ...44 Projection controls ...45...
  • Page 5: Usage Notice

    Precautions Follow all warnings, precautions and maintenance as recommended in this user’s guide to maximize the life of your unit. 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 6 Usage Notice Don’t: English ... 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. Block the slots and openings on the unit provided for ...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    (480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i) High-tech HDMI and DVI connection for digital signal which supports 480p, 576p, 720p and 1080i formats User friendly and powerful Acer Empowering key including: Acer eView Management, Acer eTimer Management and Acer eOpening Management. Full function remote control with laser pointer...
  • Page 8: 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. Composite Video Cable Audio Cable Jack /Jack Detachable cable holder (for PD726W/PD727W English ...
  • Page 9: Product Overview

    Product Overview Main Unit T wo remote control  receivers provided at front panel and front- top cover. Focus Ring/Zoom Ring Zoom Lens Elevator Button Remote Control Receiver Lens Cap Switch Elevator Foot Connection Ports Power Socket Control Panel 10. Detachable cable holder Introduction ...
  • Page 10: Control Panel

    Introduction English ... Control Panel Temp Indicator LED Lamp Indicator LED Power and Indicator LED (Power LED) Source Resync Empowering Key Menu Back Four Directional Select Keys (Keystone)
  • Page 11: Connection Ports

    Connection Ports For PD726W/ PD727W only USB Connector HDMI Connector DVI Input Connector VGA Input Connector (PC Analog Signal) Component Video Input Connector S-Video Input Connector RS232 Connector Kensington Power Socket 10. VGA Output Connector (Monitor Loop-through Output Connector) 11. Audio Input Connector 12.
  • Page 12: Remote Control With Laser Pointer

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

    Connecting the Projector DVD Player RS232 1...Power Cord 2... VGA Cable 3... Composite Video Cable 4... USB Cable 5... HDMI Cable(Optional Accessory) 6... S-Video Cable 7... Audio Cable Jack/Jack or Audio Cable Jack/RCA 8...DVI Cable 9...3 RCA Component Cable 10... RS232 Cable (Optional Accessory) To ensure the projector works well with your computer, please ...
  • Page 14 Installation Connecting the Projector For Wireless function Internet 1...Power Cord 2... Lan Cable 3...Audio Cable Jack/Jack 4... Antenna (for PD726W/PD727W only, need to attach the antenna by user) English ...
  • Page 15: 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 fl ash Red. 3. Turn on the lamp by pressing “Power” button on the control T he lens cap must panel.
  • Page 16: 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 projector fan is still running.” displayed on the projector’s screen. Press the “Power”...
  • Page 17: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Projector Image Height The projector is equipped with elevator feet for adjusting the image height. To raise the image: 1. Press the elevator button 2. Raise the image to the desired height angle release the button to lock the elevator feet into position. 3.
  • Page 18: 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 distances from 3.94 to 39.37 feet (1.2 to 12.0 meters). Focus Ring 295.3"(750.0cm) 246.1"...
  • Page 19: User Controls

    Adjusts image distortion caused by tilting the projector (±16  degrees). Empowering Key A cer 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 Using the Remote Control Power  Remote Control 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 21 USB cable. Empowering Key  A cer 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 22 Press “HDMI” to change source to HDMI. This connector can support to carry all standard and high-definition consumer electronics video formats. Choose the multi-lingual OSD menu. Press “Wireless“ to display the image which is wirelessly transmitted from PC to the projector via “Acer eProjection Management“ utility.
  • Page 23: On-Screen Display Menus

    User Controls 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 24: 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 25: 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 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 26: Image (Computer/Video Mode)

    User Controls H. Keystone (Horizontal Keystone)  V. Keystone (Vertical Keystone)  Aspect Ratio Use this function to choose your desired aspect ratio.     Projection    English ... Press the button to adjust image distortion horizontally and makes a squarer image.
  • Page 27: Signal Type

     H. Position (Horizontal Position) Press the  Press the  “ H. Position”,  “V. Position”, V. Position (Vertical Position) “Frequency” and “Tracking” functions Press the  are not supported Press the  under DVI and Video mode. Frequency “Frequency”changes the display data frequency to match the frequency of your computer’s graphic card.
  • Page 28: 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 29: Lamp Hour Reset

    User Controls 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...
  • Page 30 User Controls Security Press enabled, your must enter “Administrator Password” first before Security setting. English ... Management (Computer / Video Mode) to start “Security” setting. If the “Security” function is Security This projector provides an excellent security function for the administrator to manage the usage of the projector.
  • Page 31 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 32 User Controls English ... Management Management (Computer / Video (Computer / Video Mode) 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 33 1. Press “MENU” for more than 4 seconds when any of “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 Administrator Password according to the Unlock ID.
  • Page 34: Audio (Computer/Video Mode)

    User Controls Volume   Mute   Power On/Off Volume  Alarm Volume  English ... 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. Choose this function to adjust volume when power on/off.
  • Page 35: Timer (Computer/Video Mode)

    User Controls Timer Start Press the to start/stop timer.  Timer Period Press the to adjust timer period.  Timer Volume Choose this function to adjust volume when timer function is  enable and time is up. Timer Display Press the to choose timer display mode on the screen.
  • Page 36: Language(Computer/Video Mode)

    User Controls Language Choose the multilingual OSD menu. Use the your preferred language.  English ... Press to confirm the selection Language (Computer / Video Mode) key to select...
  • Page 37: Wireless Projection

    Acer Wireless Presentation Gateway (WPG) module. Acer WPG enables multiple users to connect to an Acer projector wirelessly. This eliminates the need to plug and unplug cables, enabling more effi cient use of meeting time, especially when there is more than one presenter in a meeting.
  • Page 38: Setting Up Your Wpg

    Wireless projection Setting up your WPG Check the LED for the power status. • Red indicates that the WPG is receiving power, but is inactive. • Green indicates that the WPG is being used to project images. You may also like to connect a LAN cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the side of the dongle.
  • Page 39: Downloading The Software

    If you receive any security warnings, select “Connect Anyway.” Once the connection is established, open your Internet browser. You will automatically be taken to the Acer WPG welcome page, where you will be able to download the driver..English...
  • Page 40 Wireless projection Click on the link to download and install the driver. If you receive any security warnings, click “OK” to proceed with the installation procedure. During the driver installation, your screen may flicker. Once the installation is complete, the Acer Wireless Projection Gateway software will open. English ...
  • Page 41: Connecting To A Projector

    Once you’ve installed the software, you will be able to connect to any projector that is equipped with the Acer WPG. To connect to a projector, simply double- click the Acer WPG icon on your desktop to launch the application.
  • Page 42: Using The Audio Function

    Wireless projection Using the audio function If “Wireless” is selected as the input source, you can play audio content through the internal speakers of the projector. You can also plug external speakers into the WPG’s audio-out jack for better audio quality. Your audio driver may have different terminology for some of the settings required below.
  • Page 43 Wireless projection Ensure that Mono Mix, Stereo Mix and/or Wave-out Mix are checked. Click OK to open the “Recording Mix” window. Ensure that Mono Mix, Stereo Mix or Wave-out Mix is selected..English...
  • Page 44: Configuring Your Acer Wpg

    Wireless projection Configuring your Acer WPG You will need to be connected to an Acer WPG to change any configuration settings. Once you're connected, click the Configure button in the upper right- hand corner of the Acer WPG screen. Projector ID Check this feature to enable projector identification. If this option is enabled, a 4-digit number will be displayed when the projector is started up, or when the projector is not receiving any input. Configuration password setup Use this to set a password to restrict access to the configuration menus. This...
  • Page 45 Click on Set a new password to set a password. Enter the password — it can be up to 16 characters in length. Once the password has been set, it needs to be entered before any changes can be made to the configuration of your Acer WPG..English...
  • Page 46: Upgrade Firmware

    Network settings Click on this link to change the network settings. Here, you can set a customized SSID to identify the Acer WPG. You can also change the IP address — either set it to automatically obtain an IP address, or manually set a static IP address.
  • Page 47: Projection Controls

    Wireless projection Projection controls Use the projection controls to perform various functions. Hide This feature projects a blank screen, so that you can make changes to a document, or refer to confidential information as needed, without your audience being able to see it. Freeze This feature freezes the projected image, so that you can make changes to a document, or refer to confidential information as needed, without your audience being able to see it.
  • Page 48: Appendices

    Appendices Troubleshooting If you experience trouble with the projector, refer to the following information. If the problem persists, please contact your local reseller or service center. Problem: No image appears on screen.      Problem: Partial, scrolling or incorrectly displayed image. ...
  • Page 49 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 1400 x 1050. If you are using a Notebook PC: ...
  • Page 50 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: ...
  • Page 51: 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 52 Appendices Problem: Message Reminders    English ... “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 53: Specifications

    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.) Projection Distance Video Compatibility H. Frequency V. Frequency Power Supply I/O Connectors...
  • Page 54: Compatibility Modes

    Appendices Compatibility Modes VGA – Analog QuadVGA Power Mac G4 PowerBook G4 i Mac DV(G3) English ... 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...
  • Page 55 Modes VGA – Analog – Extended Wide timing WXGA DVI – Digital – PC Signal SVGA SVGA QuadVGA SVGA+ Power Mac G4 Appendices V.Frequency Resolution [Hz] 1280x768 1280x768 1280x768 1280x720 1280x800 1360x768 1440x900 640x480 640x480 640x480 640x480 720x400 720x400 800x600 800x600 800x600 800x600...
  • Page 56 Appendices PowerBook G4 DVI – Digital – Extended Wide timing DVI – Digital – Video Signal HDMI – Digital (1) HDMI – PC Signal (2) HDMI – Extended Wide timing (3) HDMI – Video Signal Horizontal scan rate: 27k - 92 kHz Vertical scan rate: 50k - 85 Hz YPbPr –...
  • Page 57: 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 58: Operation Conditions

    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 essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit http:// Compliant with Russian regulatory certification English ...
  • Page 59: 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.
  • Page 60 Appendices Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) a. Common information Operation is subject to the following two conditions: b. Operation in 2.4 GHz band To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and installed outdoors is subject to licensing.

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