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Multimedia Projector
User' s Guide



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  • Page 1 EPSON PowerLite 7800p ® ® Multimedia Projector User’ s Guide...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON product. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other products.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Registration and Warranty ......3 Unpacking the Projector......4 Additional Components.
  • Page 4 Enabling Password Protection ..... . . 41 Shutting Down the Projector ......43 Giving Your Presentation Activating and Using the Remote Control .
  • Page 5 Controlling Multiple Projectors ..... . 60 Setting the Projector ID ......60 Setting the Remote Control ID .
  • Page 6 Cleaning the Lens....... . . 94 Cleaning the Projector Case ......94 Cleaning the Air Filters and Vents .
  • Page 7 Appendix C: Notices ......123 Important Safety Instructions ..... . . 123 Remote Control Information .
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  • Page 9: Welcome

    1024 × 768 pixels, and a 700:1 contrast ratio. Connectivity Your EPSON PowerLite projector can be connected to three computers at the same time, or four video sources (up to a total of five sources at the same time). You can include an independent sound channel for each source.
  • Page 10: Using Your Documentation

    Provides assistance for common problems. Available from the button on the projector or the remote control. See page 102 Help for details. Download FAQs and e-mail your questions to EPSON support. ® ® or iBook ® Support card. Keep the...
  • Page 11: Registration And Warranty

    Start Here kit for details. To register, simply fill out the registration card included in your Start Here kit 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 12: Unpacking The Projector

    (or the equivalent) when you need to send the projector to another location. If you are moving the projector by hand, use a carrying case (either an EPSON case or something similar, such as a laptop case). See page 6 for ordering information, and page 100 for transportation instructions.
  • Page 13: Additional Components

    Additional Components Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you may need additional components: To receive an S-Video signal, you’ll need an S-Video cable. One ■ may be provided with your video equipment, or you can purchase one from EPSON; see page 6.
  • Page 14: Optional Accessories

    High resolution document imager Motion presentation camera High resolution document camera * Visit the EPSON Store or contact your dealer for part numbers. You can purchase these accessories from your dealer, by calling EPSON at (800) 873-7766, or by visiting the EPSON Store (U.S.
  • Page 15: Setting Up The Projector

    Setting Up the Projector his chapter gives you basic information on setting up the projector: where to position it and how to connect it to a video source (such as a VCR or DVD player) or to a laptop or desktop computer.
  • Page 16: Positioning The Projector

    This lets you stand in the front of the room, face the audience, and remain close enough to the equipment to be able to control it. Try to leave as much space as possible between the projector and the screen to get a good-size image.
  • Page 17 Projector If you place the projector below screen level, you’ll have to tilt it up by extending its feet. This causes the image to become “keystone” shaped, but you can correct the distortion by pressing the projector.
  • Page 18: Connecting To Video Equipment

    Connecting to Video Equipment You can connect up to four video sources to the projector at the same time. Before starting, look at your video equipment to determine its available video-output connections: ■ ■ ■ ■ After connecting any video cables, you may also want to: ■...
  • Page 19: Connecting A Composite Video Source

    2. Connect the cable to the yellow video output connector on your player and the yellow Video 3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 24 for instructions on connecting an audio cable. 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2 or the Quick Setup sheet for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
  • Page 20: Connecting An S-Video Source

    3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 24 for 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2 Setting Up the Projector equipment, or you can purchase one from EPSON; see page 6). and the connector on the projector: S-Video instructions on connecting an audio cable.
  • Page 21: Connecting A Component Video Source

    3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 24 for instructions on connecting an audio cable. 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2 for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
  • Page 22: Connecting An Rgb Video Source

    2. Connect the cable between the video port on your player and the 3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 24 for 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2 Setting Up the Projector If your player has a single VGA-style connector, see below.
  • Page 23 2. Connect the cable between your player and the corresponding connectors on the projector. R/G/B 3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 24 for instructions on connecting an audio cable. 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 2 or the Quick Setup sheet for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
  • Page 24: Connecting To A Computer

    Connecting to a Computer You can connect the PowerLite projector to any computer that has a standard video output (monitor) port, including desktop models, note PC notebook and laptop computers, Macintosh PowerBooks and If you connect a Windows- iBooks, and hand-held devices. You can connect up to three...
  • Page 25: Connecting To The Computer Port

    Connecting to the Computer Port Follow these instructions: 1. You can connect to the Computer using the VGA computer cable that came with the projector ■ (the monitor port on your computer must be a mini D-sub 15-pin port) ■...
  • Page 26 Computer connectors into your computer’s monitor ports. play sound through the projector (see page 24), or connect a USB cable to use the remote control as a mouse (see page 22). instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
  • Page 27: Connecting To The Bnc Connectors

    4. Optionally, you can connect an external monitor (see page 23), play sound through the projector (see page 24), or connect a USB cable to use the remote control as a mouse (see page 22).
  • Page 28: Connecting To The Dvi Port

    5. When you’ve finished making any connections, see Chapter 2 for Setting Up the Projector DFP; see page 6 for details about ordering a cable from EPSON). play sound through the projector (see page 24), or connect a USB cable to use the remote control as a mouse (see page 22).
  • Page 29: Using The Macintosh Desktop Adapter

    If so, you’ll need to use the Macintosh desktop adapter to connect the VGA cable to your computer. This is available from EPSON (see page 6). 1. To use the adapter, remove its cover as shown and set its DIP switches according to the resolution you want to use, such as 16-inch mode.
  • Page 30: Connecting The Cable For Remote Mouse Control

    Control If you’ve connected a computer as described in this chapter, you can use the projector’s remote control as a wireless mouse. This lets you control your computer and click through slideshow-style presentations, such as PowerPoint, from up to 30 feet away.
  • Page 31: Connecting An External Monitor

    Connecting an External Monitor If you want to monitor your presentation close-up (on a monitor placed beside the projector) as well as on the screen, you can connect an external monitor. You can use it to check on your presentation or switch between picture sources, even if you’ve pressed the...
  • Page 32: Playing Sound Through The Projector

    Playing Sound Through the Projector You can play sound through the projector’s speaker system, or you can attach an external speaker system. (Attaching speakers to the projector instead of directly to the audio source lets you use the projector’s remote control to adjust the sound.)
  • Page 33: Connecting External Speakers

    3. Connect the other end(s) of the cable to your speaker system. You may need to use an adapter to make the connection. The projector’s internal speaker system is disabled while sound is output to the external speakers. Audio...
  • Page 34 Setting Up the Projector...
  • Page 35: Displaying And Adjusting The Image

    Follow the guidelines in this chapter for: Turning the projector on and selecting the image source ■ ■ Troubleshooting display problems ■...
  • Page 36: Projecting The Image

    Follow these steps to turn on the projector: from overheating. 1. Remove the lens cap. 2. Plug one end of the power cable into the projector, and the other 3. Wait until the Ppower light stops flashing and turns orange. Displaying and Adjusting the Image end into a grounded electrical outlet.
  • Page 37 46.) The Ppower light flashes green as the projector warms up, and an image begins to appear. When the Ppower light stops flashing and remains green (in about 40 seconds) the projector is ready for use.
  • Page 38: Selecting The Image Source

    Video/BNC connected to the Video S-Video The remote control has six Source between equipment connected to the port identified on each button. (The PowerLite 7800p does not support EasyMP. Computer Source Computer/DVI Computer , and ports. buttons. Use them to switch ™...
  • Page 39: Troubleshooting Display Problems

    LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time. It may be labelled . You may have to hold down the it. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after changing the setting. message,...
  • Page 40 ■ If you’re using Macintosh OS X: You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps: 1. From the Apple menu, select 2. Make sure the 3.
  • Page 41 If you’re using OS 8.6 to OS 9.x: You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps: 1. From the Apple menu, select Monitors Monitors and Sound.
  • Page 42: Adjusting The Image

    If the image still isn’t large enough, you may need to move the projector farther away from the screen. You can also use the buttons on the remote control to zoom in on a portion of the image.
  • Page 43: Adjusting The Height Of Your Image

    If the image is too low on the screen, you can use the front adjustable foot to raise it. 1. Stand behind the projector. Press the blue foot release lever up and lift the front of the projector. 2. Once the image is positioned where you want it, release the lever to lock the foot in position.
  • Page 44: Adjusting The Image Shape

    Even if the projector is slightly tilted (within a range of 40° up or down), the projector has an automatic keystone correction function that detects and corrects vertical keystone distortion.
  • Page 45 To adjust your image when it is wider on one side, do the following: ■ Look at the shapes of the icons on the projector’s four buttons. Press the button whose icon is the mirror image of the shape of your screen image. Continue pressing the button until you are satisfied with the shape of the image.
  • Page 46 8. When done, press the Quick Corner Corner screen appears whenever you press the projector’s buttons. You can then follow steps 5 through 8 above to correct the shape of your image, or press Displaying and Adjusting the Image...
  • Page 47: Correcting Computer Images

    (or the Auto button on the projector’s control panel). This automatically resets the projector’s tracking, sync, resolution, and position settings. If vertical stripes appear in the projected image and the doesn’t correct the problem, hold down the projector’s control panel while pressing either the...
  • Page 48: Projecting Images Without A Screen

    Even if you don’t have a screen, you can project images onto surfaces like blackboards and colored walls without loss of image color. Your projector has a sensor that measures the conditions of the projection surface and automatically adjusts the colors and shading of your image.
  • Page 49: Adjusting Color Corrections For A New Surface

    To prevent unauthorized use, you can assign the projector a password. If you do, a screen will appear requesting the password whenever the projector is plugged in. If an incorrect password is entered three times in succession, the projector’s operation is locked and the power cord must be disconnected and reinserted to redisplay the password screen.
  • Page 50: Starting The Projector With A Password

    6. Use the numeric keypad to enter a four digit password. (The 7. When you see a confirmation message, reenter the password. 8. Press the Starting the Projector with a Password When Password Protect is enabled, you see this screen when you plug in the projector: 1.
  • Page 51: Shutting Down The Projector

    30 seconds as the projector cools down. After the projector has cooled, the orange light stays on and the exhaust fan shuts off. If you want to turn the projector on again, wait until the orange light stops flashing. Then press the 4.
  • Page 52 Displaying and Adjusting the Image...
  • Page 53: Giving Your Presentation

    Giving Your Presentation presentation. All of them can be accessed using the remote control, which lets you operate the projector from anywhere in the room—up to 33 feet away. You can use the remote control to adjust the picture and sound...
  • Page 54: Activating And Using The Remote Control

    Point the remote control either at the front or back of the projector, or at the screen. Stand within about 30 feet of the projector. If you want to operate the projector from a greater distance, a remote control cable set is available (see page 6).
  • Page 55: Using The Navigation Buttons

    ■ see page 56 to create your own startup screen, see page 57 ■ ■ to use the remote to control more than one projector, see page 60 Pointer button (controls cursor movement) ESC button note...
  • Page 56: Replacing The Batteries

    Replacing the Batteries If the projector stops responding to the remote control, check the following: ■ ■ caution If the buttons do not light up, replace the batteries as described below: When replacing batteries, 1. Turn the remote control over.
  • Page 57: Controlling The Picture And Sound

    Switching Between Picture Sources If your projector is connected to more than one computer and/or video source, you can switch between the different sources: On the projector’s control panel, there are two ■...
  • Page 58: Previewing Picture Sources

    Previewing Picture Sources You can use the Preview function to help you select the image source. 1. Press note Movies are displayed as still images on the preview screen. note A red highlight surrounds the preview window for the currently selected source. You can use the pointer button on the remote control...
  • Page 59: Turning Off The Picture And Sound

    A/V Mute the image and sound and darken your screen. (If you’ve connected an external monitor to the projector, it will continue displaying.) This feature is useful if you want to temporarily redirect your audience’s attention without the distraction of a bright screen.
  • Page 60: Displaying A Picture-In-Picture Video

    3. Continue pressing the 4. While the image is enlarged, you can: 5. When done, press the Displaying a Picture-in-Picture Video If you’re displaying an image from equipment connected to note The Picture-in-Picture picture-in-picture window on the screen. This window can display function does not work for video from equipment connected to either the RGB video images.
  • Page 61: Controlling The Volume

    4. When you’re finished viewing the Picture-in-Picture, press the pointer button again. The window disappears. P in P Controlling the Volume To change the volume, press the If necessary, you can adjust the tone using the projector’s menu system. See page 71. Video window side of the button.
  • Page 62: Highlighting Your Presentation

    Highlighting Your Presentation You can display a pointer to call out something on the screen, or draw straight or curved lines to emphasize particular points. There are three preset pointer tools you can choose from, and each one can be customized for a different look.
  • Page 63: Customizing The Pointer Tools

    Customizing the Pointer Tools You can customize the shape and size of each of the three pointer tools, select the color and width of the line made with each pointer, and set how fast you can move the pointer across the screen. 1.
  • Page 64: Operating Your Computer With The Remote Control

    Operating Your Computer with the Remote Control If you’ve connected a computer to the projector with a USB cable, as described on page 22, you can use the remote control in place of your computer’s mouse. This gives you more flexibility when delivering PowerPoint and other slideshow-style presentations, since you won’t...
  • Page 65: Creating Your Own Startup Screen

    You can transfer any image from your computer or video source to the projector, and then use it as your startup screen. You can also use it as the screen to be displayed when the projector is not receiving a signal...
  • Page 66 Save image as user’s logo? and press Enter Saving the logo may take a few moments. Do not use your projector or video source (computer, DVD player, etc.) while the logo is being saved. Completed the menu screen. , highlight...
  • Page 67: Choosing When To Display The Image

    Choosing When to Display the Image After your image is saved, you can set it up as the startup screen, or the screen you see when there’s no signal or when you press the button (see page 51). 1. Press the button to display the menu screen (if not already Menu displayed).
  • Page 68: Controlling Multiple Projectors

    Or you can control all of the projectors simultaneously by setting the remote control’s ID to zero. Setting the Projector ID The projector’s default ID is 1. If you need to change it, follow these steps: 1. Press the 2.
  • Page 69: Setting The Remote Control Id

    2. Press one of the numbered buttons on the remote control to select the desired ID (0 through 9). Select zero to control all projectors, or select a number to match the ID of the projector(s) you want to operate.
  • Page 70 Giving Your Presentation...
  • Page 71: Fine-Tuning The Projector

    Fine-tuning the Projector ou can use the projector’s on-screen menus to adjust the image, sound, and other features. This chapter covers the following information: ■ Using the menu system Adjusting the image quality ■ Adjusting the image size, shape, and position ■...
  • Page 72: Using The Menu System

    Using the Menu System You can use the remote control (or the projector’s control panel) to access the menus and change settings. Follow these steps: 1. To display the menu screen, press the note You can also use the buttons...
  • Page 73: Restoring The Default Settings

    Preset Reset Reset Reset ]: Select ]: Select ]: Enter ]: Enter To restore all the projector settings to their factory-default values, select Reset All pointer button to adjust pointer Enter button to save your button to exit. , and confirm as needed. (The...
  • Page 74: Adjusting The Image Quality

    Adjusting Images from Video Sources 1. Press the note 2. Use the setting Brightness changes the opacity of the projector’s LCD panels. You can also adjust the brightness of the lamp itself. Select Brightness Control in the Advanced2 menu, then choose...
  • Page 75: Adjusting Computer Images

    [Menu]: Exit note You can also use the remote control’s button to Auto automatically reset the projector’s tracking, sync, resolution, and position settings. See page 39 for details. Before adjusting tracking or sync, fill the screen with an image containing fine detail.
  • Page 76 Adjusts the sharpness of the image. ■ Resolution If your image is distorted (compressed, stretched, partially cut off, or doesn’t completely fill the display area), the projector’s resolution setting may not match that of your computer. Select to let the projector adjust the resolution...
  • Page 77: Adjusting The Image Size, Shape, And Position

    ■ Keystone (in the Setting menu) Squares up the shape of the image after the projector has been tilted upward or angled to one side (see page 36). If you notice lines or edges looking jagged after adjusting the shape, decrease the Sharpness setting (see page 68).
  • Page 78: Adjusting The Color

    Adjusting the Color The projector provides several ways for you to adjust the color: ■ ■ ■ ■ Fine-tuning the Projector Color Mode button (also in the Video menu) Lets you quickly adjust the color and brightness for various environments. Use either the remote control or the setting in the Video menu;...
  • Page 79: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusts the intensity of the treble range ■ Bass Adjusts the intensity of the bass range Computer/DVI Computer/DVI Computer Computer Execute Execute [Menu]: Exit [Menu]: Exit note You can also adjust the volume using the remote control. Fine-tuning the Projector...
  • Page 80: Customizing Projector Features

    Image Setup Options Use these settings to change how the projector processes incoming video signals. Several of these settings should normally be left at the factory default setting (except for the settings).
  • Page 81: Communication Setup Options

    (75-ohm) terminator is required, as for a switcher, change the setting to Communication Setup Options These options let you set up the projector so it can be monitored and controlled from a remote computer (see Chapter 5). ■ Standby Mode (in the Advanced1 menu)
  • Page 82: Miscellaneous Setup Options

    ■ Sleep mode (in the Setting menu) When sleep mode is on, the projector turns off the lamp if it has not received any input signals for 30 minutes. Turn sleep mode off if you want the lamp to remain on all the time (this is the default setting).
  • Page 83: Managing The Projector From A Remote Computer

    76. Then connect and configure SNMP, you can configure each projector you want to monitor, so it can be recognized on your your network to send trap network (see page 78).
  • Page 84: Installing The Easy Management Software

    Installing the Easy Management Software The projector software CD-ROM includes the software you need to use the projector’s EMP Monitor and EMP NetworkManager. System Requirements Before you install the software, make sure your computer meets these note requirements: The Easy Management ■...
  • Page 85 Installing EMP Network Manager highlighted, then click the on the screen to finish installing it. 4. If you want to be able to manage the projector remotely from this computer, select Installing EMP Monitor way. 5. When done installing the software, click the Once installed, you can access these programs from your computer’s...
  • Page 86: Connecting And Configuring The Projector

    4. If your network assigns addresses automatically, turn on Managing the Projector from a Remote Computer available 100baseTX or 10baseT network cable. Connect the cable to the Ethernet port on the projector as shown. Ethernet port button on the remote control and select...
  • Page 87 Num button ■ To change the network addresses from the projector’s control panel, press the right and left arrow buttons to select the part of the address you want to enter, then use the up and down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the numeric value.
  • Page 88: Using Emp Monitor

    To start EMP Monitor, click Start > Programs All Programs > EPSON Projector > EMP Monitor If you’ve added the program to the Startup programs folder (see page 86), then it may already be open. If so, click the icon in the...
  • Page 89: Registering A Projector

    Registering a Projector Before you can monitor a projector, you have to register it. Follow these steps: 1. Click Start > Programs . You see this screen: > EMP Monitor Click here 2. Click as shown. Register projector You see this screen: 3.
  • Page 90 4. Select each projector you want to add by clicking its name, then note To delete a projector from the list, highlight the projector name, and click Delete 5. Click Managing the Projector from a Remote Computer Any projectors found on the network are listed as shown below: clicking the button.
  • Page 91: Monitoring Your Projectors

    (or port) they are projecting an image, and if a problem occurs. Status icon Video Source icon For detailed status information, select the projector in question and click View details note To monitor a projector when it’s in standby mode...
  • Page 92 The following table explains the meaning of the status icons: Status icons The following table explains the meaning of the video source icons: Video source icons Managing the Projector from a Remote Computer (green) Projecting; no problems (dark) Turned off; no problems (green) Projecting;...
  • Page 93: Controlling Your Projectors

    (Hold the mouse pointer over a button to see a description of its meaning.) Make sure you’ve selected the projector you want to operate (with the mouse pointer) before clicking one of the buttons. Control buttons...
  • Page 94: Configuring The Monitoring Interval

    Configuring the Monitoring Interval If you need to have the most current status information about your projectors, click the You can also select how often EMP Monitor checks the projector status: 1. From the Tool menu, select note If you want EMP Monitor...
  • Page 95: Using Emp Networkmanager

    All Programs > EPSON Projector > EMP NetworkManager You see the EMP NetworkManager screen. The projectors you’ve already registered through EMP Monitor appear as icons. 2. If you’d like to register a projector manually and you know its IP address, double-click the icon.
  • Page 96: Setting A Password

    3. Enter the projector’s IP address and click Setting a Password You can set a password to restrict access to each projector from EMP NetworkManager: 1. Right-click the icon of the projector whose password you want to 2. Enter a password up to 14 characters in length.
  • Page 97 Make any desired changes to the projector’s network address configuration (turning off DHCP enables the manual settings). You can give the projector a name—up to 15 characters long, ■ including the following symbols: Naming the projector helps you identify it in EMP Monitor and EMP NetworkManager, especially if you’re managing...
  • Page 98 Setup for Network Projector screen and confirm as needed. with the heading “TEST MAIL” to the addresses you have entered. The projector’s name and IP address are included in the body of the message. NetworkManager. (It does not have to be open for messages to be sent or received.)
  • Page 99: Understanding The Notification Messages

    If a projector experiences a problem, it sends an e-mail message to each of the addresses you provided using EMP NetworkManager. The message includes the heading “EPSON Projector” in the subject line. The body of the message contains: the name of the projector ■...
  • Page 100 Managing the Projector from a Remote Computer...
  • Page 101: Maintaining The Projector

    You also need to periodically clean the air filters at the side and base of warning the projector. A clogged air filter can block ventilation needed to cool Before you clean any part of the projector.
  • Page 102: Cleaning The Lens

    Cleaning the Lens Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface. ■ ■ Cleaning the Projector Case Before you clean the case, first turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. ■ ■ ■ Maintaining the Projector Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
  • Page 103: Cleaning The Air Filters And Vents

    Follow these steps: 1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. 2. To clean the intake vents, EPSON recommends using a small vacuum cleaner designed for computers and other office equipment. If you don’t have one, gently clean the vents with a soft brush (such as an artist’s paintbrush).
  • Page 104: Replacing The Lamp And Air Filters

    (see page 99). ■ Contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766 in the United States for a replacement lamp. Request part number V13H010L22. In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral. warning...
  • Page 105 4. Turn the projector over and remove the air filters at the side and bottom of the projector. Slide the filter up here . . . 5. Insert the two new air filters. They should click into place. 6. Insert the screwdriver supplied with the spare lamp, or some other flat-tipped screwdriver, into the space beside the air vent.
  • Page 106 This is a good time to install them (see page 96). 11. Reset the lamp timer as described in the next section. Maintaining the Projector to remove them). cover. (The projector won’t come on if the lamp cover is loose.)
  • Page 107: Resetting The Lamp Timer

    1. Press the button on the remote control (or on the Menu projector’s control panel). You see the main menu. 2. Use the pointer button on the remote control (or the arrow buttons on the projector) to highlight...
  • Page 108: Transporting The Projector

    When transporting the projector a long distance, first place it in a hard-shell shipping case, and then pack it in a firm box, placing cushioning around the case. (An optional ATA molded hard shell case is available from EPSON; see page 6.)
  • Page 109: Solving Problems

    Solving Problems his chapter helps you solve problems with your projector, and tells you how to contact technical support for problems you can’t solve yourself. This chapter explains the following: ■ Using the projector’s on-screen help system What to do when the projector’s status lights flash ■...
  • Page 110: Using On-Screen Help

    You see the Help menu: pointer button on the remote control or the arrow buttons on the projector to highlight menu items. remote control or on the projector to select it. button on top of the projector or Help button on...
  • Page 111: Checking Projector Status

    There is a problem with the fan or temperature sensor. Stop using the projector, disconnect the power cable, and contact EPSON or your dealer. Temperature light Lamp light...
  • Page 112 Power is cut off because of an internal problem. Remove the power cord and contact EPSON for help, as described on page 113. on the projector. The lamp is cooling down. Wait until the light turns off and then...
  • Page 113: Viewing Lamp Usage And Other Information

    Viewing Lamp Usage and Other Information Use the About menu to view information about the display settings of your computer and the number of hours the lamp has been used. 1. Press the button, then highlight the Menu Enter You see the lamp usage hours and various input signal settings on the right: The lamp typically lasts from 2000 to 3000 hours, depending on the selected Brightness Control setting (see page 66).
  • Page 114: Solving Problems With The Image Or Sound

    Solving Problems Check that the P power light is green, not flashing, and the lens cap is off. The projector may be in sleep mode. If the P power light is orange, press the button to turn the projector on.
  • Page 115 It may have an icon such as , or it may be labelled seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your laptop’s manual or online help for details. On most systems, the screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time.
  • Page 116 (see page 72). Make sure your computer’s resolution doesn’t exceed UXGA (1600 × 1200), and the frequency is supported by the projector (see page 120). If necessary, change your computer’s resolution setting as described on the following page. Press the button on the remote control.
  • Page 117 If the top or bottom of the image is broader, press the button on the projector until the image is square. Sync - If the projector is angled toward the screen from the left or right, ■ the image will be broader on one side. Center the projector in front of the middle of the screen, facing the screen squarely.
  • Page 118 Press the button on the remote control. This resets Auto the projector’s tracking and sync settings. If further adjustment is needed, you can fine-tune the settings manually using the Video menu as described in Sync Chapter 4.
  • Page 119 The colors of the image are not right. ■ If you’re displaying a computer image, use the option in the projector’s Video menu to adjust the color. If you’re displaying video, adjust the settings on the Video menu. ■...
  • Page 120: Solving Easy Management Problems

    Make sure your remote control’s ID is set to 0, or to the projector’s ID. See page 61. Make sure you are within 33 feet (10 meters) of the projector, and within range of the projector’s front or back sensor (approximately 30°...
  • Page 121: Where To Get Help

    24 hours a day, as listed in the following table. Service Access World Wide Web From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s product support page at After selecting your product, you can access troubleshooting information, download product documentation, and receive technical advice through e-mail.
  • Page 122 Solving Problems...
  • Page 123: Appendix A: Projector Installation

    Installation Guidelines The projector can be installed for four different viewing setups: front projection, ceiling mounting, rear projection onto a semi-transparent screen, or rear/ceiling projection, as shown:...
  • Page 124 Keystone projector’s control panel. If you place the projector so that the base of the lens is level with the bottom of the screen, the image will be square and you won’t have to adjust it. If you place the lens lower than the bottom of the screen, you’ll have to tilt the projector upward if you want to fill the whole...
  • Page 125: Appendix B: Technical Specifications

    Appendix B: Technical Specifications General Type of display Poly-silicon TFT active matrix Size of LCD panels Diagonal: 1.0 inch (25.4 mm) Lens F=1.7 to 2.3, f=28 to 37 mm Resolution (native format) 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) Color reproduction 24 bit, 16.7 million colors Brightness 3500 lumens (ANSI) Contrast ratio...
  • Page 126: Projection Lamp

    Projection Lamp Type Power consumption Lamp life Part number Remote Control Range Batteries (2) Mouse Compatibility Dimensions Height Width Depth Weight Electrical Rated frequency Power supply Power consumption Appendix B: Technical Specifications UHE (Ultra High Efficiency) 250 W Up to 2000 hours (high brightness mode) Up to 3000 hours (low brightness mode) V13H010L22 33 feet (10 meters)
  • Page 127 Environmental Temperature Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C) Storage: 14 to 140 °F (-10 to 60 °C) Humidity Operating: 20 to 80% RH, non-condensing Storage: 10 to 90% RH, non-condensing Safety United States FCC 47CFR Part 15B Class B (DoC) UL1950 Rev.
  • Page 128: Compatible Video Formats

    To project images output from a computer, the computer’s video card must be set at a refresh rate (vertical frequency) that’s compatible with the projector; see the following table for compatible formats. As noted below, some images are automatically resized to display in one of the projector’s “native”...
  • Page 129 MAC21 NTSC NTSC 4:43 N-PAL M-PAL PAL—60 SECAM HDTV (720p) HDTV (1080i) SDTV (480i) SDTV (480p) SDTV (625i) SDTV (625p) The image is resized using EPSON’s SizeWise Resolution × 1600 1200 × 1600 1200 × 1600 1200 × 1600 1200 ×...
  • Page 130 Appendix B: Technical Specifications...
  • Page 131: Appendix C: Notices

    ■ Do not use the projector near water or sources of heat. ■ Use the type of power source indicated on the projector. If you are not sure of the power available, consult your dealer or power company. ■ Place the projector near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
  • Page 132 If liquid has been spilled into the projector, or if it has been exposed to rain or water. If it does not operate normally when you follow the operating instructions, or if it exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.
  • Page 133: Remote Control Information

    Remote Control Information You can operate the projector by remote control via a line-of-sight infrared (IR) receiver at the front and rear of the projector. The projector may not respond to remote control commands under the following conditions: ■ There is an object between the remote control IR emitter and the IR receiver on the projector.
  • Page 134: Declaration Of Conformity

    Trade Name: Type of Product: Projector Model: Marketing Name: PowerLite 7800p Appendix C: Notices EPSON AMERICA, INC. 3840 Kilroy Airport Way MS: 3-13 Long Beach, CA 90806-2469...
  • Page 135: Fcc Compliance Statement

    FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users This equipment 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 136: Warranty

    When warranty service involves the exchange of the product or of a part, the item replaced becomes EPSON property. The exchanged product or part may be new or previously repaired to the EPSON standard of quality. Exchange or replacement products or parts assume the remaining warranty period of the product covered by this limited warranty.
  • Page 137 To locate the Authorized EPSON Servicer nearest you, call the EPSON Connection at (800) 637-7661 + PIN or (562) 276-4394 in the U.S. and (905) 709-3839 in Canada or write to: Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box 93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-3012. Appendix C: Notices...
  • Page 138 Appendix C: Notices...
  • Page 139: Index

    Contrast setting, 66 Declaration of Conformity, 126 Default settings, restoring, 65 Desktop adapter, Macintosh, 5, 6, 21 Distance from projector to screen, 8, 117 Documentation, 2 DVD player, connecting, 10 to 15 DVI cable, 6, 20 DVI port, connecting to, 20...
  • Page 140 Focusing image, 34 HDTV images projecting, 5 video formats, 121 Height of image, adjusting, 35 Help system, using, 102 Help, EPSON, 2, 113 HP OpenView, 75 ID setting, 60 to 61 iMac, connecting to, 5 Index Image adjusting, 34 to 39, 66 to 70...
  • Page 141 87 to 91 Mouse connecting cable for remote, 22 using remote control as, 56 Network managing projector remotely, 75 to 91 setting, 73, 83, 85, 89 New Hardware Wizard, 29 No Signal message, 31, 74, 106 to 107 Noise level, 117...
  • Page 142 119 Standby Mode setting, 73, 83, 85, 89 Startup screen, creating, 57 to 59 Status lights, 103 to 104 Support, EPSON, 2, 113 Support, see Technical support S-Video cable, 5, 6 Switching picture source, 30, 49 to 50, 72 to 73...
  • Page 143 36 to 38 Easy Management, 112 image and sound problems, 106 to 111 no signal, 31, 106 to 107 projector problems, 101 to 104 remote control problems, 112 Turning off picture (using A/V Mute), 51 Turning off projector, 43...
  • Page 144 Index...
  • Page 145: Remote Control

    Num button Enables number keypad Page Up and Down Changes slides in PowerPoint Power button Turns the projector on and off On/Off switch Turns the remote control on and off Pointer button Moves cursor on the screen Effect button...
  • Page 146 Front/Top Zoom ring Focus ring Air exhaust vent Remote control receiver Foot release lever Adjustable foot Lens cover Back Control port for service use only port Network port Monitor-out port Audio-out port BNC ports Remote port Video port and S-Video port and related audio ports related audio ports Temperature light...

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