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Acer Projector
X1260/Z/ZC/P/PZ/PZC/K/KC Series
User's Guide


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  • Page 1 Acer Projector X1160/Z/ZC/P/PZ/PZC, X1260/Z/ZC/P/PZ/PZC/K/KC 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.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 thing 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 Image Setting Management...
  • Page 12 LED & Alarm Definition Listing Replacing the Lamp Ceiling Mount Installation Specifications Compatibility modes Regulations and safety notices...
  • Page 13: Introduction

    NTSC / PAL / SECAM compatible and HDTV (720p, 1080i) supported • Acer EcoProjeciton Technology delivers Intelligent power management approach and physical efficiency improvement. • The eCaring button reveals Acer Empowering functions (eView, eTimer, ePower) for easy adjustment of settings • Advanced digital keystone correction delivers optimum presentations •...
  • Page 14: Package Overview

    Contact your dealer immediately if any thing is missing. Projector with lens cap Power cord VGA cable Composite video cable Battery Security card Acer Projector Quick Start Guide User’s guide Remote control Quick start guide Carrying case (X1160Z/ZC/PZ/PZC,...
  • Page 15: Projector Overview

    Projector Overview Projector Outlook Front / upper side Description Zoom ring (X1160Z/ZC/PZ/PZC, X1260/Z/ ZC/P/PZ/PZC/K/KC series) Focus ring Zoom lens Lens cap Rear side Description PC analog signal/HDTV/component video input connector S-Video input connector Composite video input connector USB connector Power socket Description Power button and Power Indicator LED Remote control...
  • Page 16: Remote Control And Control Panel Layout

    Remote Control and Control Panel Layout # Icon Function Infrared Sends signals to the projector. transmitter Power/Power Power button and Power Indicator LED. POWER Refer to the "Turning the Projector On/Off" section. MENU • • Four directional Use up, down, left, right buttons to select items or make select keys adjustments to your selection.
  • Page 17 Function HIDE Momentarily turns off the video. Press "HIDE" to hide the image, press again to display the image. Empowering Unique Acer functions: eView, eTimer, ePower Management. FREEZE To pause the screen image. Note: Remote Control Placement Please refer to the illustration to attach the remote control to the projector.
  • Page 18: Getting Started

    Getting Started Connecting the Projector S-Video Output Description Power cord VGA cable Composite video cable USB cable Note: To ensure the projector works well with your computer, please make sure the timing of the display mode is compatible with the projector. RS232 RS232 D-Sub...
  • Page 19: 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.
  • Page 20: 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 5 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 21: 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: Use Tilt adjusting wheel (Illustration #1) to fine-tune the display angle. Tilt adjusting wheel...
  • Page 22: 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. • X1160/P series Example: If the projector is 3 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for 76"...
  • Page 23 X1160Z/ZC/PZ/PZC, X1260/Z/ZC/P/PZ/PZC/K/KC series Screen size Desired (Min zoom) Distance Diagonal W (cm) x <A> (inch) H (cm) <B> 70 x 52 93 x 70 116 x 87 140 x 105 163 x 122 186 x 140 209 x 157 233 x 174 279 x 209 326 x 244 372 x 279...
  • Page 24: How To Get A Preferred Image Size By Adjusting Distance And Zoom

    How to get a preferred image size by adjusting distance and zoom 2.2 m The table below shows how to achieve a desired image size by adjusting either the position or the zoom ring. • X1160/P series Example: to obtain an image size of 50" set the projector at 2m distance from the screen.
  • Page 25 X1160Z/ZC/PZ/PZC, X1260/Z/ZC/P/PZ/PZC/K/KC series Desired Image Size Diagonal (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...
  • Page 26: 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 27: Acer Empowering Technology

    Acer eView Management Acer eTimer Management Acer ePower Management Acer Empowering Key provide three Acer unique functions, they are "Acer eView Management", "Acer eTimer 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 28: 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. • When the OSD is displayed, use the main menu.
  • Page 29: Color

    Color Display Mode There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images. • Standard: For common environment. • Video: For playing video in a bright environment. • Bright: For brightness optimization. • Picture: For graphic picture. • Game: For game content. •...
  • Page 30: Image

    Saturation Adjusts a video image from black and white to fully saturated color. • Press • Press 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.
  • Page 31 Keystone Adjust image distortion caused by tilting projection. (±40 degrees) H. Position • Press (Horizontal position) • Press V. Position • Press (Vertical position) • Press Frequency "Frequency" changes the projector's refresh rate to match the frequency of your computer’s graphics card. If you can see a vertical flickering bar in the projected image, use this function to make the necessary adjustments.
  • Page 32: Setting

    Setting Menu Location Choose the menu location on the display screen. Source Lock When source lock is turned "off", the projector will search for other signals if the current input signal is lost. When source lock is turned "on", it will "lock" the current source channel unless you press "Source"...
  • Page 33 Administrator Password is. • If losing this security card and number, please contact with an Acer service center. Disable Power button • When "ON" is selected, only the Power Key on the remote control can be used. If "OFF" is selected, then the Power Key on either the remote control or the control panel can be used to control the projector.
  • Page 34: Management

    Management Choose "On" to turn on High Altitude mode. Operate the fans at High Altitutde full speed continuously to allow for proper high altitude cooling of the projector. Auto Shutdown The projector will automatically shutdown when there is no signal input after the allocated time.
  • Page 35: Language

    Timer Timer Location • Choose the location of the timer on the screen. Timer Start • Press Timer Period • Press Timer Display • Press screen. Language Language Choose the multilingual OSD menu. Use the to select your preferred menu language. •...
  • Page 36: 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 37 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 38: 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 front of the projector.
  • Page 39: Osd Messages

    OSD Messages Condition Message Reminder 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. Replace the lamp - the lamp is about to reach its maximum lifetime.
  • Page 40: Led & Alarm Definition Listing

    LED & Alarm Definition Listing LED Messages Message Input Power Plug Flash ON to OFF 100ms Standby Power button ON Lamp retry Power off (Cooling state) Power button OFF: Cooling completed; Standby Mode Error (Thermal Failure) Error (Fan lock) Error (Lamp breakdown) Error (Color Wheel fail) Power LED Quick Flashing...
  • Page 41: 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 42: 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 43 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 44 Adjust the angle and positioning as necessary. 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 Screw Type B Diameter (mm) X1160/Z/ZC/P/PZ/ PZC, X1260/Z/ZC/P/ PZ/PZC/K/KC...
  • Page 45: 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 46 I/O connectors Standard package contents * Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. • Power socket x1 • VGA input x1 • Composite video x1 • S-Video x1 • USB x1: for remote computer control Below items are for X1260/Z/ZC/P/PZ/PZC/K/KC series only: •...
  • Page 47: 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 QuadVGA 1280x960 *1280x960 SXGA+ *1400x1050 Power Mac G4 640x480...
  • Page 48 1024x768 1152x870 *1280x960 i Mac DV (G3) 1024x768 VGA Analog - Extended Wide Timing Modes Resolution WXGA 1280x768 1280x768 *1280x768 1280x720 1280x800 1440x900 Note: "*" X1260/Z/ZC/P/PZ/PZC/K/KC series 48.4 68.7 75.0 60.0 V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] 47.8 60.3 68.6 44.8 49.6 59.9...
  • Page 49: 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 50: 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. (Please visit for complete documents.)
  • Page 51 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 • EN50371:2002 (SAR, general FR device) • Article 3.1(b) EMC • EN301 489-1 V1.4.1 (common technical requirement) • EN301 489-3 V1.4.1 (for short range device) •...
  • Page 52: Declaration Of Conformity

    Machine Type: Name of Responsible Party: Address of Responsible Party: 333 West San Carlos St. Contact Person: Phone No.: Fax No.: Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St., San Jose CA 95110, U. S. A. 254-298-4000 Tel : 254-298-4147 Fax :
  • Page 53 -. EN301 893 V1.4.1 (Applicable to 5GHz high performance RLAN). Year to begin affixing CE marking 2008. _______________________________ Easy Lai /Manager Regulation Center, Acer Inc. Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan...