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  • Page 1 User’s Guide CPD-20183...
  • Page 2: Copyright Notice

    Epson product. Epson is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other products. Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Welcome! Registration and Warranty MovieMate 25 Parts MovieMate 25 Controls Optional Accessories About This Manual Getting More Information Playing Movies Choosing a Location Setting Up MovieMate Starting Your Movie Adjusting the Picture Adjusting the Sound Turning Off MovieMate Controlling Playback...
  • Page 4 Doing More with MovieMate Playing Music and Displaying Photos Playing Music CDs Playing MP3/WMA Music and JPEG Photo Files Using Advanced Playback Controls Repeating a Chapter, Title, or Track Repeating a Scene Changing the Play Sequence (Program Play) Playing at Random Selecting Language, Subtitles, and Camera Angles Searching for a Specific Time Playing Video CDs with Playback Control (PBC)
  • Page 5 What To Do When the Lights Flash Solving MovieMate Operation Problems Solving Picture and Sound Problems Problems with External Video Equipment Where To Get Help Specifications and Notices MovieMate Specifications Important Safety Information FCC Compliance Statement Declaration of Conformity Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty Index Contents...
  • Page 6 Contents...
  • Page 7: Welcome

    We encourage you to please register your projector. To register, simply fill out the registration card that came with your projector and mail it to Epson. Or you can register online at Registering also lets you receive special updates on new accessories, products, and service.
  • Page 8: Moviemate 25 Parts

    MovieMate 25 Parts S-Video port Remote control receiver Push to open Speaker Display Headphone jack window Welcome! Front View Video port Audio inputs Subwoofer output port Optical audio-out port with protective plug Back View Disc tray Open/close button Intake vents...
  • Page 9: Moviemate 25 Controls

    MovieMate 25 Controls Top View Focus ring Zoom ring Horizontal lens shift dial Vertical lens shift dial Status lights Function/numerics toggle switch Power Power button button DVD Tray Open/Close button Playback buttons Audio buttons DVD video buttons MovieMate adjustment buttons...
  • Page 10: Optional Accessories

    Product Replacement lamp (ELPLP33) Replacement air filter (ELPAF09) You can purchase these accessories from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). In the U.S., you can also purchase online at In Canada, you can also purchase at or (800) 807-7766.
  • Page 11: Playing Movies

    Playing Movies Follow the instructions in this section to choose a location, play a movie, and control playback. Choosing a Location You can use your MovieMate just about anywhere—in the living room, bedroom, or even outside. You can use it with the subwoofer and screen, or simply project on a wall and use the built-in audio system without the subwoofer.
  • Page 12 ■ For the best sound, make sure the subwoofer faces toward you and away from the screen. ■ Do not tilt the projector more than 5 degrees up or down. Playing Movies Projection distance 2.4 to 3.7 feet 3.2 to 4.9 feet 4.9 to 7 .4 feet...
  • Page 13: Setting Up Moviemate

    Setting Up MovieMate 1. If your MovieMate came with a screen, set it up following the instructions included in the screen box. Make sure you read all the instructions to avoid damaging the screen. 2. Put the batteries in the remote control. 3.
  • Page 14 4. Plug in MovieMate and the subwoofer. Note: For best results, make sure the subwoofer faces toward you and away from the screen. 5. Turn on the power switches on MovieMate and the subwoofer. Playing Movies...
  • Page 15: Starting Your Movie

    Starting Your Movie 1. Press the button to open the DVD tray. 2. Insert your DVD and close the tray. If the movie doesn’t start automatically, you may have to press the button or the button. Power Image On/Off 3. Adjust the volume if necessary. Playing Movies...
  • Page 16: Adjusting The Picture

    Adjusting the Picture Once you see your picture, you may need to make certain adjustments. 1. If the image is too low, too high, or off to the side, use the horizontal and vertical lens shift dials to adjust its position.
  • Page 17: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the Sound To adjust the volume, use the knob on the subwoofer and the volume buttons on MovieMate’s control panel. You can also use the volume buttons on the remote control. If you need to adjust the bass, use the Crossover knob on the back of the subwoofer. Turning Off MovieMate 1.
  • Page 18: Controlling Playback

    6. If you’re using the subwoofer, turn it off and disconnect it from MovieMate. 7. Unplug MovieMate and the subwoofer. 8. Before you put MovieMate away, attach the lens cover. Controlling Playback You can use the buttons on the remote control or the MovieMate control panel to pause, fast-forward, or replay sections of your video.
  • Page 19: Searching (Fast Forward Or Reverse)

    Searching (Fast Forward or Reverse) ■ To move forward or backward through a video, press on the remote control. You can also press Each time you press the button, the search (or “shuttle”) speed increases. ■ To return to normal play, press Playing in Slow Motion You can play a video frame by frame or in slow motion (“jog control.”) 1.
  • Page 20: Using Dvd Menus

    Using DVD Menus Many DVDs display a top menu at startup and also include submenus that let you select chapters and settings. ■ To display a menu, press ■ To select items on a menu, press if necessary. You can also use the numeric buttons to select a title or chapter by number.
  • Page 21: Adjusting The Color Mode

    ■ Theatre: Use in rooms with the blinds or drapes closed and the lights off. ■ Theatre Black: Use in completely darkened rooms. With this setting, the Epson cinema filter automatically provides more natural skin tones. Listening with Headphones Connect headphones as shown below: After you connect headphones, you no longer hear any sound from the built-in speakers or subwoofer.
  • Page 22 Playing Movies...
  • Page 23: Doing More With Moviemate

    Doing More with MovieMate Follow the instructions in this section to play music and photos on MovieMate, use advanced playback controls, adjust various MovieMate features, and connect external audio and video equipment. Playing Music and Displaying Photos You can play audio CDs and CDs with MP3 or WMA files. You can also view JPEG photos on CDs.
  • Page 24: Playing Mp3/Wma Music And Jpeg Photo Files

    Playing MP3/WMA Music and JPEG Photo Files You can play MP3 or WMA music files and JPEG photo files on CDs or DVDs. See page 53 for information on the types of discs that are supported. When you insert a disc that contains MP3, WMA, and/or JPEG files, you see a menu like the following: 1.
  • Page 25: Using Advanced Playback Controls

    Using Advanced Playback Controls MovieMate 25 provides advanced features for looping videos or music tracks and selecting titles, chapters, or tracks. On DVDs that include subtitles, multiple languages, or multiple camera angles, you can use remote control for easy access to these features.
  • Page 26: Changing The Play Sequence (Program Play)

    Changing the Play Sequence (Program Play) You can create your own program for playing tracks on a music CD or chapters and titles on a DVD. 1. When the CD or DVD is stopped, press in the display window. 2. Set the toggle switch on the remote control to the 3.
  • Page 27: Selecting Language, Subtitles, And Camera Angles

    Selecting Language, Subtitles, and Camera Angles Some DVDs allow you to display subtitles or select from several languages or camera angles. If these features are available, you can use the buttons on the remote control to select them. 1. Press the appropriate button on the remote control: ■...
  • Page 28: Playing Video Cds With Playback Control (Pbc)

    6. Set the toggle switch on the remote control back to the To cancel the on-screen menu, press location you specified. Playing Video CDs with Playback Control (PBC) When you insert a video CD with playback control (PBC), you see a menu like the following: ■...
  • Page 29: Customizing Moviemate

    Customizing MovieMate You can limit children’s access, improve the sound, adjust the picture, and customize other features of MovieMate. Many of these settings are available through the Setup menus, which you can accesss by pressing button on the remote control (when a DVD is not playing). Setup Setting Parental Controls You can set parental controls to prevent children from viewing...
  • Page 30: Locking The Tray

    Locking the Tray You can lock the tray to prevent children from playing with it. ■ To lock the tray, press and hold the press LOCKED ■ To unlock the tray, press window. Saving Power You can select several settings that turn off the power automatically when MovieMate is not playing a disc.
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Resume And On-Screen Guide Settings

    3. Press to select the language you want, then press code definitions, see page 55. To return to the previous menu level, press Adjusting the Resume and On-Screen Guide Settings 1. When a DVD is not playing, press the 2. Press to highlight and display the 3.
  • Page 32 The default audio setting plays DVDs at a higher volume than other discs. You can adjust this setting if necessary. ■ To adjust the DVD level, press prefer: DVD LEVEL 1 setting). ■ To adjust the settings in the Audio Setup menu, follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 33: Adjusting Picture Settings

    Adjusting Picture Settings The Picture Setup menu lets you select settings for your video source, screensaver, and MP3/WMA/JPEG files. 1. Press the button on the remote control. 2. Press to highlight 3. Press to highlight the setting you want, then press 4.
  • Page 34: Viewing And Adjusting Video Information

    You can adjust the following items for various viewing conditions and individual videos: ■ Brightness ■ Contrast ■ Color Saturation ■ Tint (only works on NTSC signals) ■ Sharpness ■ Keystone: Corrects the distorted image shape caused by tilting MovieMate up or down, as shown. 3.
  • Page 35: Changing The Display Window Brightness

    Changing the Display Window Brightness The status display window above the tray is normally dimmer when a DVD is playing and brighter when it is paused or stopped. You can change this setting as follows: ■ To change the display window setting, press from the following settings: ■...
  • Page 36 Caution: Before connecting, make sure all equipment is turned off. 1. Connect the external equipment as shown, using either the yellow composite video port or the S-Video port. Composite Video Connection Output S-Video Connection Output Audio S-Video 2. Connect the power cords and plug in all the equipment. 3.
  • Page 37: Adjusting The Audio From External Devices

    Note: After you disconnect your external equipment, make sure you close MovieMate’s port compartment cover. Adjusting the Audio from External Devices You can use all of MovieMate’s audio controls, as described on pages 31 and 32. You can also adjust the volume input level by pressing and holding the button for approximately 2 seconds.
  • Page 38 Doing More with MovieMate...
  • Page 39: Caring For Moviemate

    Caring for MovieMate MovieMate 25 needs little maintenance. All you need to do on a regular basis is keep the lens clean. You also need to clean the air filter periodically to prevent overheating. Warning: Before you clean any part of MovieMate, turn it off and unplug the power cord. Never open any part of MovieMate, except as described in this User’s Guide.
  • Page 40: Cleaning And Replacing The Air Filter

    You can purchase a new filter (part # V13H13409) from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). In the U.S., you can also purchase online at In Canada, you can also purchase at or (800) 807-7766.
  • Page 41: Replacing The Lamp

    Caution: If you continue to use the lamp after you see the replacement indicators, the lamp is more likely to break. You can purchase a new lamp (part # V13H010L33) from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
  • Page 42 3. Insert a small screwdriver into the lamp cover release slot, pushing it in gently to release the lamp cover. 4. Loosen the two silver screws holding the lamp in place. (You can’t remove these screws.) 5. Grasp the lamp as shown and pull it straight out. Note: The lamp in this product contains mercury.
  • Page 43: Resetting The Lamp Timer

    7. To replace the lamp cover, insert the tabs and then snap the cover into place. (MovieMate won’t work if the lamp cover is loose.) After replacing the lamp, you need to reset the lamp timer, as described in the next section. Resetting the Lamp Timer 1.
  • Page 44: Storing Moviemate

    Follow these guidelines when storing MovieMate: ■ Make sure the temperature and humidity of the storage area are within the recommended range for the projector: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C) and 10 to 90% relative humidity without condensation. ■...
  • Page 45: Problem Solving

    Problem Solving This section explains how to interpret MovieMate’s status lights, solve problems, and contact technical support. What To Do When the Lights Flash The lights on top of MovieMate indicate its status and let you know when a problem occurs. If all lights are off, make sure the power cable is connected correctly and the main power switch is turned on.
  • Page 46 Power are flashing red. MovieMate may have an internal error. Turn off the power, then turn it back on. If the lights continue to flash, unplug the power cord and contact Epson. See page 52. Problem Solving warning light is...
  • Page 47: Solving Moviemate Operation Problems

    Try using a different power outlet. If the power cord has been damaged, turn off MovieMate, disconnect the power cord, and contact Epson. See page 52. MovieMate turns itself off after a period of time. The Sleep or Auto Standby functions may be turned on to save power when MovieMate is not in use.
  • Page 48: Solving Picture And Sound Problems

    ■ Some discs don’t support all of the remote control’s functions. ■ If you’re using a “universal” remote control, it might not work with MovieMate. Epson does not support any third-party remote controls. Solving Picture and Sound Problems The picture is blurry or out of focus.
  • Page 49 ■ If you’re using the Keystone wish to decrease the projection angle to reduce the amount of keystone correction needed, or use the lens shift dials to position the image. See page 16. ■ If you’re using external video equipment, check the solutions on page 51. The picture looks too light or too dark.
  • Page 50 There is no sound, or the sound is not loud enough. ■ Try pressing the volume knob on the subwoofer. ■ Press the button on the remote control to make sure the sound hasn’t been turned off temporarily. ■ Press and make sure ■...
  • Page 51: Problems With External Video Equipment

    Problems with External Video Equipment No picture appears on the screen. ■ Make sure the equipment is turned on. ■ Press the button on MovieMate or on the remote control. Power ■ Press the button on the external equipment. Play ■...
  • Page 52: Where To Get Help

    To use the Epson PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on the Epson PrivateLine Support card that came with MovieMate. This is the fastest way of speaking to a live representative, and it’s free.
  • Page 53: Specifications And Notices

    Specifications and Notices This section includes specifications, safety instructions, and other important information about your MovieMate. MovieMate Specifications General Type of display Poly-silicon TFT active matrix Size of LCD panels 0.55 inch (14 mm) wide Lens F=1.7 to 2.1, f=13.7 to 20.5 mm Resolution (native format) 854 ×...
  • Page 54: Projection Lamp

    Projection Lamp Type Part number Lamp life Note: Lamp life results vary depending on environmental conditions and usage. Turn the projector off when not in use. Continuous 24-hour-a-day use may reduce the overall life of the product. Dimensions Height Width...
  • Page 55: Language Codes

    Language Codes Code Language Code Afar Abkhazian Afrikaans Ameharic Arabic Assamese Aymara Azerbaijani Bashkir Byelorussian Bulgarian Bihari Bislama Bengali Bangla Tibetan Breton Catalan Corsican Czech Welsh Danish Bhutani Greek Esperanto Estonian Basque Persian Finnish Fijian Faroese Frisian Irish Language Code Language Scots Gaelic Macedonian Galician...
  • Page 56: Compatible Video Formats

    Pixelworks Compatible Video Formats MovieMate supports analog TV (NTSC, PAL, SECAM) with composite video or S-Video connection. Images are automatically resized, if necessary, to display in the projector’s native resolution. Signal TV (NTSC) TV (PAL, SECAM) File Specifications MovieMate supports MP3, WMA, and JPG files that conform to the following specifications:...
  • Page 57: Important Safety Information

    ■ Never push objects through the cabinet slots or spill liquid into the projector. ■ Do not use the projector near water, or sources of heat or vibration. Do not expose it to rain or moisture. ■ Do not move the unit during playback.
  • Page 58 ■ If you use the projector in a country other than where you purchased it, use the correct power cord for that country. ■ Place the projector near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged. ■ Don’t place the projector where the cord can be walked on. This may result in fraying or damage to the plug.
  • Page 59: Fcc Compliance Statement

    Make sure there is at least 4 inches of space between the intake ventilation slots and the wall or other object. ■ Do not use the projector with the lens cover on; otherwise, the cover could melt and cause injury. ■ Do not turn the volume too high, especially when using headphones. Listening to high volume sounds over an extended period can damage your hearing.
  • Page 60: Declaration Of Conformity

    Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect. You are responsible for securely packaging the defective unit and returning it to Epson within five (5) working days of receipt of the replacement. Epson requires a debit or credit card number to secure the cost of the replacement projector in the event that you fail to return the defective one.
  • Page 61 Epson is not responsible for warranty service should the Epson label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed or should the product fail to be properly maintained or fail to function properly as...
  • Page 62 Specifications and Notices...
  • Page 63: Index

    DVD tray, locking, 30 DVDs inserting, 15 menus, 20 playing, 11 to 21 Dynamic range compression, 32 Electrical specifications, 54 Epson accessories, 10, 52 Home Service, 7 PrivateLine Support, 52 technical support, 10, 52 Exhaust vent, 8 External equipment connecting, 35 to 36...
  • Page 64 Game console, connecting, 35 to 36 Headphones, 21 Help, 52 High altitude mode, 34, 46 Home Service, 7 Horizontal lens shift, 11, 16 Image blurry, 48 to 49 distorted, 49 size, 12, 53 too light or dark, 49 turning off, 20 wrong colors, 49 Intake vent, 8 Jog control, 19...
  • Page 65 Optional accessories, 10 Overheating, 12, 40, 46 Parental controls, 29 Parts, identifying, 8 to 9 Pausing, 18 PBC (Playback Control), 28 PCM, 32 Photos, displaying, 23 to 24 Picture adjusting, 16, 21, 33 to 34 problems, 47 to 49 Picture source setting, 33 Pixelworks DNX, 56 Positioning MovieMate, 11 to 12 Power, saving, 30...
  • Page 66 Technical support, 10, 52 Temperature, MovieMate, 12, 40, 46 Time search, 27 Tint setting, 33 Transporting MovieMate, 44 Treble, adjusting, 37 TV video formats, 56 VCR, connecting, 35 to 36 Ventilation, 12, 40, 46 Vents, 8 Vertical lens shift, 11, 16 Video camera, connecting, 35 to 36 Video Signal setting, 34 Video, compatible formats, 56...
  • Page 68 Epson MovieMate 25 CPD-20183-R1 Printed in xxx...

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