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  • Page 2 2. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT To ensure that you will promptly receive any safety notification of inspection, modification, or recall that SHARP may be required to give under the 1972 Consumer Product Safety Act, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE IMPORTANT “LIMITED WARRANTY” CLAUSE.
  • Page 4 Therefore you may not copy, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or discompile the contents thereof. This SHARP projector uses a DMD panel. This very sophisticated panel contains 921,600 pixels micromirrors. As with any high technology electronic equipment such as large screen TVs, video systems and video cameras, there are certain acceptable tolerances that the equipment must conform to.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Computer Compatibility Chart ....61 Maintenance Indicators ....... 54 Troubleshooting ........... 62 Regarding the Lamp ........56 For SHARP Assistance (U.S.A. only) ..62 Lamp ..............56 Specifications ..........63 Caution Concerning the Lamp ......56 Replacing the Lamp .......... 56 Dimensions ...........
  • Page 6: Accessories

    AN-A1DV ■ DVI cable (9'10" (3.0 m)) AN-C3DV ■ Lamp unit AN-K2LP Note • Some of the optional accessories may not be available depending on the region. Please check with your nearest Authorized SharpVision Service Center or Dealer. Marks Used in This Operation Manual Info ..Indicates safeguards when using the projector.
  • Page 7: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS CAUTION : Please read all of these instructions before you operate this product and save these instructions for later use. Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. This product has been engineered and manufactured to assure your personal safety. BUT IMPROPER USE CAN RESULT IN POTENTIAL ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARDS.
  • Page 8 ■ For minimal servicing and to maintain high Rest your eyes occasionally. ■ Continuously watching the screen for long image quality, SHARP recommends that this projector be installed in an area free from hu- hours will cause eye strain. Ensure to occa- midity, dust and cigarette smoke.
  • Page 9 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Caution regarding usage of the projector Info ■ When using the projector, ensure not to sub- ject it to hard impact and/or vibration, as this • The cooling fan regulates the internal tem- can result in damage. Take extra care with the perature, and its performance is automati- lens.
  • Page 10: Part Names And Functions

    Part Names and Functions Numbers in refer to the main pages in this operation manual where the topic is explained. Projector Top View ON button Turn the power on. Power indicator STANDBY button Lamp indicator Put the projector into standby mode.
  • Page 11 Part Names and Functions About the Indicators on the Projector Power indicator Red on ... Normal (Standby) Green on ... Normal (Power on) Lamp indicator Green on ... Normal Green blinks ... The lamp is warming up or shutting down. Red on ...
  • Page 12 Numbers in refer to the main pages in this operation manual where the topic is explained. Projector (Rear View) Terminals Refer to “INPUT Terminals and Connectable Main Equipment” on page 19. INPUT 2 terminal INPUT 4 terminal Component signals. Connect video equipment.
  • Page 13 Part Names and Functions Numbers in refer to the main pages in this operation manual where the topic is explained. Remote Control STANDBY button Put the projector into standby ON button mode. Turn the power on. KEYSTONE button Enter the Keystone MENU button Correction mode.
  • Page 14: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control Remote control sensor Front View 30° Usable Range 30° The remote control can be used to control the Remote control projector within the ranges shown in the signal illustration. transmitters 23' (7 m) 30° Note • The signal from the remote control can be re- Remote control flected off a screen for easy operation.
  • Page 15: Quick Start

    Quick Start This section shows the basic operation. For details, see the page described below for each step. Setup and Projection Connection of the projector and the video equipment with an S-video terminal is explained as an example below. ON button STNADBY button STNADBY button ON button...
  • Page 16 Select the INPUT mode Select the “INPUT 3” using the INPUT button on the projector or the INPUT 3 button on the remote control. " " " " " On-screen Display On the On the remote projector control • • • • • When pressing on the projector, input mode switches in order of : INPUT 1 INPUT 2...
  • Page 17: Setting Up The Projector

    Setting Up the Projector Setting Up the Projector Position the projector perpendicular to the screen to achieve an optimal image. Note • The projector lens should be centered in the middle of the screen. If the horizontal line passing through the lens center is not perpendicular to the screen, the image will be distorted, making viewing difficult.
  • Page 18 Screen Size and Projection Distance The projection screen size varies according to the distance from the lens of the projector to the screen. Install the projector so that projected images are projected onto the screen at the optimum size by referring to the table below.
  • Page 19: Screen Size And Projection Distance

    • When using a mirror, ensure to carefully position both the projector and the mirror so the light does not shine into the eyes of the audience. Ceiling-mount Setup ■ It is recommended that you use the optional Sharp ceiling-mount bracket for this installation. ■ Before mounting the projector, contact your nearest Authorized SharpVision Service Center or Dealer to obtain the recommended ceiling-mount bracket (commercially available).
  • Page 20: Connections

    Connections INPUT Terminals and Connectable Main Equipment INPUT 1, 2 terminal INPUT 5/DIGITAL terminal Connecting video equipment with Connecting video equipment with INPUT 3 terminal component output terminal (DVD component output terminal (DVD Connecting video equipment with S-video player, DTV decoder, DVD recorder player, DTV decoder, DVD recorder output terminal (VCR, DVD player, etc.).
  • Page 21: Samples Of Cables For Connection

    Samples of Cables for Connection • For more details of connection and cables, refer to the opeation manual of the connecting equipment. • You may need other cables or connectors not listed below. Terminal on Terminal on the Equipment Cable connected equipment projector Audio-visual...
  • Page 22: Connecting To Video Equipment

    Connecting to Video Equipment Before connecting, ensure to unplug the power cord of the projector from the AC outlet and turn off the devices to be connected. After making all connections, turn on the projector and then the other devices. Ensure to read the operation manuals of the devices to be connected before making connections.
  • Page 23 Connecting to Video Equipment When connecting the component video equipment to the DVI input terminal on the projector (INPUT 5) • Before connecting the cable, switch the digital input type switch to “VIDEO”. Analog component output terminal DVD Player,etc. Switch to “VIDEO” INPUT 5 terminal 3 RCA to 15-pin D-sub cable (sold separately: AN-C3CP2)
  • Page 24 When connecting the video equipment with DVI output terminal (DIGITAL INPUT) • Before connecting the cable, switch the digital input type switch to “VIDEO”. DVD Player,etc. Switch to “VIDEO” DIGITAL terminal DVI output terminal DVI cable (sold separately: AN-C3DV) Note •...
  • Page 25 Connecting to Video Equipment When connecting video equipment with S-video output terminal (INPUT 3) DVD Player,etc. S-video output terminal INPUT 3 terminal S-video cable (commercially available) When connecting video equipment with video output terminal (INPUT 4) DVD Player,etc. Video output terminal INPUT 4 terminal Composite video cable (commercially available)
  • Page 26: Connecting To A Computer

    Connecting to a Computer When connecting a computer, ensure that it is the last device to be turned on after all the connections are made. Connecting to a computer (INPUT 5) • Before connecting the cable, switch the digital input type switch to “PC”. Computer Switch to “PC”...
  • Page 27 Connecting to a Computer When connecting a computer, ensure that it is the last device to be turned on after all the connections are made. Connecting to a computer with DIGITAL RGB output Terminal (DIGITAL) • Before connecting the cable, switch the digital input type switch to “PC”. Computer Switch to “PC”...
  • Page 28: Controlling The Projector By A Computer

    Controlling the Projector by a Computer When the RS-232C terminal on the projector is connected to a computer, the computer can be used to control the projector and check the status of the projector. When connecting to a computer using an RS-232C serial control cable Computer RS-232C terminal RS-232C terminal...
  • Page 29: Turning The Projector On/Off

    Turning the Projector On/Off Supplied Power cord Connecting the Power Cord accessory (6' (1.8 m)) Plug the supplied power cord into the AC socket. Turning the Projector On Before performing the steps in this section, connect any equipment that you use with the projector.
  • Page 30: Image Projection

    Image Projection Switching the INPUT Mode Select the appropriate input mode for the con- INPUT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and nected equipment. DIGITAL INPUT button Press the remote control to select the input mode. "On-screen Display of INPUT Mode (Example) •...
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Focus

    Image Projection Adjusting the Focus Press on the remote control. Adjustment '/"/\/|) buttons ( Press \ or | on the remote con- trol to adjust the focus. ZOOM/FOCUS button Note • You can also adjust the focus by using and \ \ \ \ \ or | | | | | on the projector. Adjusting the Projected Image Size ZOOM/FOCUS button...
  • Page 32: Using The Adjustment Feet

    Using the Adjustment Feet Top View Side View The height of the projector can be adjusted using the adjustment feet at the front and rear of the projector when the screen is located higher than the projector, the screen is inclined or when the installation site is slightly inclined.
  • Page 33: Keystone Correction

    Image Projection KEYSTONE Keystone Correction button This function can be used to adjust the Keystone settings. Adjustment UNDO '/"/\/|) buttons ( Note button • When the image is projected from a di- rection at an angle, the image becomes distorted trapezoidally. The function for correcting trapezoidal distortion is called Keystone Correction.
  • Page 34: Placement Of The Projected Image Using The Keystone Correction

    Align the edge of the screen closest Placement of the Projected Image to the projector with the test pattern by adjusting the zoom and the Using the Keystone Correction adjsuter. (See pages 30 and 31.) Place the projector at a distance from the screen that allows images to be projected onto the screen by referring to “Screen Size and Projection Distance”...
  • Page 35: Selecting The Picture Mode

    Image Projection Selecting the Picture Mode You can select the picture setting (Memory) directly stored in “Picture Mode” on the “Picture” menu. Press on the remote control. • Each time the button is pressed while the display is on, the picture mode changes in order of: Memory OFF Memory 1 Memory 2...
  • Page 36 Output screen image Input signal STRETCH SIDE BAR SMART STRETCH CINEMA ZOOM 4:3 aspect ratio 480P 576P NTSC SECAM Letterbox Squeeze 16:9 aspect ratio 540P 1080 16:9 aspect ratio 720P 16:9 aspect ratio SVGA 4:3 aspect ratio Note • “SMART STRETCH” cannot be selected while the Keystone correction (page 32) is being adjusted. •...
  • Page 37: Menu Items

    Note • “Tint” cannot be used with PAL, SECAM, PAL-M, PAL-N or PAL-60. • “Color”, “Tint”, “Sharp”, “Clock”, “Phase”, “H-Pos”, “V-Pos” and “Auto Sync” cannot be used in the DIGITAL mode. • “Fine Sync” menu cannot be displayed in the INPUT 3 and INPUT 4 modes.
  • Page 38 “Options” menu Example: Screen for INPUT 1 Main Menu Sub Menu mode Options Lamp Timer (Life) Page 47 Page 47 OSD Display [ON/OFF] Page 47 Video System Auto Page 48 NTSC3.58 SECAM NTSC4.43 PAL-M PAL-N PAL-60 Signal Type Component Page 48 Background [Blue/None] Page 49 Example: Screen for INPUT 4...
  • Page 39: Using The Menu Screen

    Using the Menu Screen The menu can be operated to achieve two functions, adjustments and settings. (For setting the menu items, see pages 40 and 41. ) Adjustment " buttons ( ENTER button Adjustment buttons ('/"/\/|) MENU button MENU ENTER button button UNDO button...
  • Page 40 ' ' or " " " " " to select the item you Press ' want to adjust. • The selected item is highlighted. (Example: Selecting “Bright”) To adjust the projected image while viewing it Single adjustment Press items • The selected single adjustment item (e.g. “Bright”) appears on the lower part of the screen.
  • Page 41: Menu Selections (Settings)

    Using the Menu Screen The menu can be operated to achieve two functions, adjustments and settings. The “setting” item is displayed by on the menu screen. (For adjusting the menu items, see pages 38 and 39.) Adjustment " buttons ( MENU ENTER button...
  • Page 42 ' ' or " " " " " to select the item you Press ' want to set, and then press | | | | | to dis- play the sub menu. • The selected item is highlighted. (Example: Selecting “Menu Position”) Note or \ to return to the previous •...
  • Page 43: Picture Adjustment ("Picture" Menu)

    For stronger blue press • A single menu bar of “CLR Temp” is displayed. Note • “Color”, “Tint” and “Sharp” do not appear for RGB input in INPUT 5 mode. ' ' or " " " " " to fine adjust the Press ' •...
  • Page 44: Gamma Correction Function

    Gamma Correction Function Emphasising the Contrast Gamma is an image quality enhancement function. This function emphasises the bright portions of Four gamma settings are available to allow for images to obtain a higher contrast image. differences in the brightness of the room. Menu operation Page 40 Menu operation...
  • Page 45: Picture Mode Function

    Picture Adjustment (“Picture” menu) Picture Mode Function Switching the High Bright- ness/High Contrast Mode This function stores all items set in “Picture”. Five settings can be stored separately in “Memory 1” This function changes the brightness and to “Memory 5”. Each stored setting is reassigned contrast of the projected image.
  • Page 46: Computer Image Adjustment

    Computer Image Adjustment (“Fine Sync” menu) You can adjust the computer image, match the computer display mode, and confirm the input signal using the “Fine Sync” menu. Adjusting the Computer Special Modes Setting Image Ordinarily, the type of input signal is detected and the correct resolution mode is automatically se- Use the Fine Sync function in case of irregulari- lected.
  • Page 47: Mode

    Computer Image Adjustment (“Fine Sync” menu) Auto Sync Adjustment Checking the Input Signal Select whether the image is to be synchronized This function allows you to check the current in- automatically when switching the signal with put signal information. “ON” or “OFF”. Menu operation Page 40 Menu operation...
  • Page 48: Using The "Options" Menu

    Using the “Options” Menu You can use the “Options” menu to enhance the usage for the projector. Checking the Lamp Life Setting On-screen Display Status This function allows you to turn off the on-screen messages that appear during input select. You can confirm the cumulative lamp usage time and the remaining lamp life (percentage).
  • Page 49: Setting The Video System

    Using the “Options” Menu Setting the Video System Signal Type Setting The video input system mode is factory preset This function allows you to select the input sig- to “Auto”; however, a clear picture from the con- nal type RGB or Component for INPUT 5. nected audio-visual equipment may not be re- Menu operation Page 40...
  • Page 50: Selecting A Background Image

    Selecting a Background Eco Mode Image Menu operation Page 40 This function allows you to select the image dis- Example: “Options” menu screen for played when no signal is being sent to the pro- INPUT 1 mode jector. Menu operation Page 40 Example: “Options”...
  • Page 51: Auto Power Off Function

    Using the “Options” Menu Auto Power Off Function Selecting the Menu Screen Position Menu operation Page 40 This function allows you to select the desired Example: “Options” menu screen for position of the menu screen. INPUT 1 mode Menu operation Page 40 Example: “Options”...
  • Page 52: Selecting The Menu Color

    Selecting the Menu Color This function allows you to select the color of the menu screen. Menu operation Page 40 Example: “Options” menu screen for INPUT 1 mode Description of Menu Colors Selectable Items Description (Opaque) The menu is displayed opaquely.
  • Page 53: Selecting The On-Screen Display Language And The Projection Mode

    Selecting the On-screen Display Language and the Projection Mode Selecting the On-screen Setting the Projection Display Language Mode The projector can switch the on-screen display This projector is equipped with a reverse/invert language among 11 languages: English, German, image function that allows you to reverse or in- Spanish, Dutch, French, Italian, Swedish, Portu- vert the projected image for various applications.
  • Page 54: Maintenance

    Maintenance Cleaning the projector Cleaning the lens ■ Ensure to unplug the power cord before cleaning ■ Use a commercially available blower or lens clean- the projector. ing paper (for glasses and camera lenses) for clean- ■ The cabinet as well as the operation panel is made ing the lens.
  • Page 55: Maintenance Indicators

    Maintenance Indicators ■ The warning lights on the projector indicate problems inside the projector. ■ If a problem occurs, either the temperature indicator or the lamp indicator will illuminate red, and the projector will enter the standby mode. After the projector has entered the standby mode, follow the procedures given below.
  • Page 56 Maintenance indicator Problem Cause Possible solution Normal Abnormal Abnormal • Relocate the projector to an area with proper ventilation (see page • Blocked air intake Temperature The internal • Take the projector to your nearest Red on warning temperature is •...
  • Page 57: Regarding The Lamp

    Regarding the Lamp Lamp ■ It is recommended that the lamp (optional: AN-K2LP) be replaced when the remaining lamp life becomes 5% or less, or when you notice a significant deterioration in the picture and color quality. The lamp life (percentage) can be checked with the on-screen display. See page 47.
  • Page 58: Removing And Installing The Lamp Unit

    Optional Lamp unit handle. Ensure not to touch the glass sur- accessory AN-K2LP face of the lamp unit or the inside of the projector. • To avoid injury to yourself and damage to the lamp, ensure to carefully follow the steps below.
  • Page 59: Resetting The Lamp Timer

    Regarding the Lamp Handle Remove the lamp unit. • Loosen the two securing screws from the lamp unit. Hold the lamp unit by the handle and pull it in the direction of the arrow. At this time, keep the lamp unit horizontal and do not tilt it.
  • Page 60: Connecting Pin Assignments

    Connecting Pin Assignments DVI-I (INPUT 5) port : 29 pin connector • • • • • DVI Digital INPUT Pin No. Signal Pin No. Signal • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • T.M.D.S data 2–...
  • Page 61: Rs-232C Specifications And Command Settings

    RS-232C Specifications and Command Settings PC control A computer can be used to control the projector by connecting an RS-232C cable (null modem, cross type, commercially available) to the projector. (See page 27 for connection.) Communication conditions Set the serial port settings of the computer to match that of the table. Signal format: Conforms to RS-232C standard.
  • Page 62: Computer Compatibility Chart

    Computer Compatibility Chart The table below lists signal codes that are compatible with the projector. When the images are distorted or cannot be projected, adjust the output signal of your computer and so forth while referring to the table below. Computer •...
  • Page 63: Troubleshooting

    If you encounter any problems during setup or operation of this projector, first refer to the “Troubleshooting” section on this page. If this operation manual does not answer your ques- tion, please call toll free 1-877-DTV-SHARP (1-877-388-7427) for further assistance. Or, send us an e-mail at .
  • Page 64: Specifications

    Power cord (QACCDA007WJPZ), Lens cap (PCAPHA021WJSA), Operation manual (TINS-B529WJZZ) As a part of policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product improvement without prior notice. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values of production units. There may be some...
  • Page 65: Dimensions

    Dimensions Units: inches (mm) Rear View Side View Top View Side View (310) (55.05) Front View (99.95) (129.5) (129.5) (29.1) (30.9) Bottom View (44.1) (30.9)
  • Page 66: Glossary

    Glossary Aspect Ratio Intelligent compression and expansion Width and height ratio of an image. The normal High quality resizing of lower and higher resolu- aspect ratio of a computer and video image is 4:3. tion images to fit the projector’s native resolution. There are also wide images with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and 21:9.
  • Page 67: Index

    RESIZE button ............. 34 RS-232C terminal ..........27 Eco Mode ............. 49 ENTER button ............39 Exhaust vent ..........7,11,53 Sharp ..............42 Signal Info ............46 Signal Type ............48 Fine Sync ............. 45 Special Modes ............. 45 Front ..............52 STANDBY button ..........
  • Page 68: Consumer Limited Warranty (Valid In Usa Only)

    Sharp to the purchaser with respect to the Product, and shall constitute full satisfaction of all claims, whether based on contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. In no event shall Sharp be liable, or in any way responsible, for any damages or defects in the Product which were caused by repairs or attempted repairs performed by anyone other than an authorized servicer.
  • Page 69: Limited Warranty (Valid In Canada Only)

    (b) Any Sharp product tampered with, modified, adjusted or repaired by any party other than Sharp, Sharp’s Authorized Service Centres or Sharp’s Authorized Servicing Dealers. (c) Damage caused or repairs required as a result of the use with items not specified or approved by Sharp, including but not limited to head cleaning tapes and chemical cleaning agents.
  • Page 70 SHARP CORPORATION Printed in China Imprimé en Chine Impreso en China Impresso na China TINS-B529WJZZ 04P11-CNM...

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