Acer Projector X1278H/M216/PE-X27/FNX1502/ X1378WH/M226/PE-W27/FWX1501 Series User's Guide...
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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.
• 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.
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: •...
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.
For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit http://www.acer-group.com/public/Sustainability/sustainability01.htm Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: “Lamp(s) contain Mercury, Dispose Properly.”...
viii First things 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.
Information for your safety and comfort First things first viii Usage Notes viii Precautions viii Introduction Product Features Package Overview Projector Overview Projector Outlook Control Panel Remote Control Layout Getting Started Connecting the Projector Turning the Projector On/Off Turning on the Projector Turning the projector off Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Height of Projected Image...
LED & Alarm Definition Listing Cleaning and replacing the dust filters Replacing the Lamp Ceiling Mount Installation Specifications Compatibility modes Regulations and safety notices...
Auto/Full/4:3/16:9 aspect ratio supported • Enables projecting 3D content via DLP Link Technology • Acer ColorBoost technology delivers nature’s true colors for vivid, life-like images • High brightness and contrast ratio • Versatile display modes (Bright, Presentation, Standard, Video, Game, Education, User) enable optimum performance in any situation •...
Package Overview This projector comes with all the items shown below. Check to make sure your unit is complete. Contact your dealer immediately if any thing is missing. Projector Power cord 2 x Batteries (option) Security card User’s guide Quick start guide Carrying case Dust filters Remote control...
Projector Overview Projector Outlook Front / upper side Description Description Focus ring Tilt adjusting wheels Zoom ring Remote control receiver Control panel Projection lens Lamp cover Rear / Left side <Rear side> <Left side> Description Description Audio output connector RS232 connector Audio input connector DC 5V output Composite video input connector...
Control Panel Icon Function Description POWER Power Indicator LED LAMP/TEMP Lamp/Temp Indicator LED POWER See the contents in "Turning the Projector On/Off" section. SOURCE Changes the active source, short press the button. KEYSTONE Adjusts the image to compensate for distortion caused by tilting the projector (± 40 degrees).
Remote Control Layout Icon Function Description Infrared Sends signals to the projector. transmitter POWER Refer to the "Turning the Projector On/Off" section. ZOOM Zooms the projector display in or out. Four Use up, down, left, right buttons to select items or make directional adjustments to your selection.
Icon Function Description Press "VGA" to change source to the VGA connector. This connector supports analog RGB, YPbPr (480p/576p/720p/ 1080i), YCbCr (480i/576i) and RGBsync. SD/USB A No function. LAN/WiFi No function. HDMI/DVI To change source to HDMI/MHL. (no DVI function) SOURCE Changes the active source.
Getting Started Connecting the Projector Description Description Power cord RS232 cable VGA cable USB cable Composite video cable Component Video to VGA (DSub) adapter cable Audio cable jack/RCA HDMI cable S-Video cable USB cable for charging device Note: To ensure the projector works well with your computer, please make sure the timing of the display mode is compatible with the projector.
Turning the Projector On/Off Turning on the Projector 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 or remote control, and the Power indicator LED will turn blue. Turn on your source (computer, notebook, video player ,etc.).
Turning the projector off To turn the projector off, press and hold the power button. This message appears: "Please press the power button again to complete the shutdown process." Press the power button again. The LED power indicator will turn RED and blink rapidly after the projector is turned off, and the fan(s) will continue to operate for about 2 minutes to ensure that the system cools properly.
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 to fine-tune the display angle. Tilt adjusting wheel...
How to optimize image size and distance • XGA series Consult the table below to find the optimal image sizes achievable when the projector is positioned at a desired distance from the screen. If the projector is 2.0 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 46"...
• WXGA series Consult the table below to find the optimal image sizes achievable when the projector is positioned at a desired distance from the screen. If the projector is 2.0 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 52"...
How to get a preferred image size by adjusting distance and zoom • XGA series The table below shows how to achieve a desired image size by adjusting either the position or the zoom ring. To obtain an image size of 60" set the projector at a distance 2.4 m and 2.6 m from the screen.
• WXGA series The table below shows how to achieve a desired image size by adjusting either the position or the zoom ring. To obtain an image size of 60" set the projector at a distance 1.9 m and 2.3 m from the screen.
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 keys to select any item in the main menu.
Color Display Mode There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images. • Bright: For brightness optimization. • Presentation: For meeting presentation. • Standard: For common environment. • Video: For playing video in a bright environment. • Game: For game content. •...
Note: Functions vary depending on model definition.
Image Projection • Front-Desktop: The factory default setting. • Rear-Desktop: When you select this function, the projector reverses the image so you can project from behind a translucent screen. • Rear-Ceiling: When you select this function, the projector reverses and inverts the image at same time. You can project from behind a translucent screen with ceiling mounted projection.
Note: Functions vary depending on model definition.
Setting 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" button on the remote control for the next channel. Closed Caption Selects a preferred closed captioning mode from CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, (CC1 displays captions in the primary language in your area).
Password is. • If losing this security card and number, please contact with an Acer service center. Lock to user startup screen Default Lock User Startup Screen is "Off". If lock user startup screen is "On", users cannot change startup screen anymore and avoid other users change that arbitrarily.
Management ECO Mode Choose "On" to dim the projector lamp which will lower power consumption, extend the lamp life and reduce noise. Choose "Off" to return normal mode. High Altitude Choose "On" to turn on High Altitude mode. Operate the fans at full speed continuously to allow for proper high altitude cooling of the projector.
Audio Volume • Press to decrease the volume. • Press to increase the volume. MIC Volume • Press to decrease the microphone volume. • Press to increase the microphone volume. • Mute Choose "On" to mute the volume. • Choose "Off" to restore the volume. Power On/Off Volume Select this function to adjust the notification volume when turning the projector on/off.
Choose "On" to enable DLP 3D function. • On: Choose this item while using DLP 3D glasses, 120Hz 3D capable graphics cards and HQFS format file or DVD with corresponding SW player. • Off: Turn off 3D mode. 3D Format If the 3D content is not displayed correctly, you can select a 3D format that suits the 3D content you are viewing and obtain the best result.
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 Solution No image appears • Connected as described in the "Getting Started"...
Partial, scrolling • For an incorrectly displayed image: or incorrectly • Follow the steps for item 2 (above) to adjust displayed image the resolution of your computer. (For notebooks) • Press the toggle output settings. Example: [Fn]+[F4], Compaq [Fn]+[F4], Dell [Fn]+[F8], Gateway [Fn]+[F4], IBM [Fn]+[F7], HP [Fn]+[F4], NEC [Fn]+[F3], Toshiba [Fn]+[F5] •...
Image is too small • Adjust the zoom lever on the top of the projector. or too large • Move the projector closer to or further from the screen. • Press "MENU" on the remote control. Go to "Image - ->...
OSD Messages Condition Message Reminder Message Fan Fail - the system fan is not working. Fan Fail. Lamp will automatically turn off soon. Projector Overheated - the projector has exceeded its recommended operating temperature and must be allowed to cool down before it may be used. Projector Overheated.
LED & Alarm Definition Listing LED Messages Lamp/Temp LED Power LED Message Purple Blue Input power plug Flash ON to OFF 100ms Standby Power button ON Lamp retry Quick Flashing Power off (Cooling Quick state) Flashing Power button OFF (cooling completed; standby mode) Error (thermal failure) Error (fan lock)
Cleaning and replacing the dust filters Cleaning the dust filters Clean the dust filters after every 1000 hours of use. If they are note cleaned periodically, they can become clogged with dust, preventing proper ventilation. This can cause overheating and damage the projector. Follow these steps: Turn the projector off.
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!"...
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.
Use the appropriate number of screws for the projector size to attach the projector to the ceiling mount bracket. Screw Type B Smaller Washer Large Washer Projector Bracket Supports projector and allows for adjustments Spacer - For heat dissipation Note: It is recommended that you keep a reasonable space between the bracket and the projector to allow for proper heat distribution.
Adjust the angle and positioning as necessary. Tightening Screw Allen Key Allen Key Tightening Screw Note: The appropriate type of screw and washer for each model is listed in the table below. 4 mm diameter screws are enclosed in the screw pack. Screw Type B Washer Type Diameter (mm)
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 • X1278H/M216/PE-X27/FNX1502 series: Native 1024 x 768 XGA resolution • X1378WH/M226/PE-W27/FWX1501 series: Native 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution...
Standard package contents • AC power cord x1 • Remote control x1 • Battery x2 (for remote control) (option) • User's guide (CD-ROM) x1 • Quick start guide x1 • Security card x1 • Carrying case x1 (option) I/O connectors •...
1080p (Top and Bottom) 1920x1080 67.5 720p (Side by Side (Half)) 1280x720 45.0 1080i (Side by Side (Half)) 1920x1080 50 (25) 28.1 1080i (Side by Side (Half)) 1920x1080 60 (30) 33.8 1080p (Side by Side (Half)) 1920x1080 56.3 1080p (Side by Side (Half)) 1920x1080 67.5 15k-100kHz Horizontal scan rate:...
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.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. 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. Compliant with Russian regulatory certification...
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Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St., Suite 1500 San Jose, CA 95110 U. S. A. Tel: 254-298-4000 Fax: 254-298-4147 www.acer.com Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the...