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Operating Instructions
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions LCD Projector PT-AE3000U Model No. Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. TQBJ0277-1 NGLISH...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Notice

    We hope it will help you to get the most out of your new product, and that you will be pleased with your Panasonic LCD projector. The serial number of your product may be found on its bottom. You should note it in the space provided below and retain this booklet in case service is required.

  • Page 3: Important Safety Notice

    Pursuant to at the directive 2004/108/EC, article 9(2) Panasonic Testing Center Panasonic Service Europe, a division of Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, F.R. Germany WARNING: Not for use in a computer room as defined in the Standard for the Protection of Electronic Computer/Data Processing Equipment, ANSI/NFPA 75.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Quick steps 1. Set up your projector See “Setting up” on page 14. 2. Connect with other devices See “Connections” on page 18. 3. Prepare the remote control See “Remote control” on page 11. 4. Start projecting See “Switching the projector on/off” on page 19.

  • Page 5

    Settings Menu Navigation ...29 Navigating through the MENU ... 29 Main menu and sub-menu ... 30 PICTURE menu...32 PICTURE MODE... 32 CONTRAST ... 32 BRIGHTNESS... 32 COLOR ... 32 TINT ... 32 SHARPNESS ... 32 COLOR TEMPERATURE ... 33 DYNAMIC IRIS... 33 WAVEFORM MONITOR ...

  • Page 6: Precautions With Regard To Safety

    Precautions with regard to safety WARNINGS If you notice smoke, strange smells or noise coming from the projector, disconnect the power plug from the wall outlet. Do not continue to use the projector in such cases, otherwise fire or electric shocks could result. Check that no more smoke is coming out, and then contact an Authorized Service Center for repairs.

  • Page 7: Cautions

    Do not touch the leaked liquid from the batteries. If you touch the leaked liquid, it may hurt your skin. Immediately wash away the liquid with water and seek medical advice. If you get the leaked liquid in your eye, it may cause blindness or damage.

  • Page 8: Cautions When Transporting

    Precautions with regard to safety Do not short-circuit, heat or disassemble the batteries or place them into water or fire. Failure to observe this may cause the batteries to overheat, leak, explode or catch fire, and burns or other injury may result. When inserting the batteries, make sure the polarities (+ and -) are correct.

  • Page 9: Cautions When Installing

    Cautions when installing Avoid setting up in places which are subject to vibration or shocks. The internal parts can be damaged, which may cause malfunctions or accidents. Avoid setting up in places which are subject to sudden temperature changes, such as near an air conditioner or lighting equipment.

  • Page 10: Accessories

    Precautions with regard to safety Accessories Make sure the following accessories are provided with your projector. Remote control for Safety cable PT-AE3000U (x1) TTRA0141 N2QAYB000316 Attachment screw (x1) Safety cable (x1) Power cord (x1) K2CG3FH00017 3 m (9'10") AA batteries for remote control (x2) * The protectors for enclosed products, such as a plug cover or foam cartons, must be treated properly.

  • Page 11: About Your Projector

    About Your Projector Remote control Power button While the MAIN POWER button is on, switch between standby mode and projection mode. (page 21) Display the PICTURE menu or ADVANCED MENU. (page 23) Switch to cycle through the PICTURE MODE. (page 23) Switch to cycle through the aspect ratio.

  • Page 12: Projector Body

    About Your Projector Projector body Top and front view Air exhaust port Heated air comes out of this opening. Projection lens Lens cover Protects the projection lens from dust or dirt. Navigate through the menus with F G H I, and activate the menu item with the ENTER button.

  • Page 13

    Back and bottom view Security lock Attach the commercial shackle lock Air intake port which is provided with the projector. Compatible with the Kensington MicroSaver Security System. Front leg adjusters Screw up/down to adjust the projection angle. (page 15) COMPUTER IN Connect an RGB signal cable from your PC.

  • Page 14: Setting Up

    Setting up Screen size and throw distance You can adjust the projection size with 2.0x zoom lens. Calculate and define the throw distance as follows. Projected image (Shown as 16:9 size) All measurements and the calculation results bellow are approximate and may differ from the actual measurements. Screen Diagonal Minimum distance (SD)

  • Page 15: Projection Method

    Projection method You can use the projector with any of the following 4 projection methods. To set the desired method in the projector, See “INSTALLATION” on page 44. Setting on a desk/floor and projecting from front INSTALLATION: FRONT/DESK Mounting on the ceiling and projecting from front INSTALLATION: FRONT/CEILING NOTE:...

  • Page 16: Lens Shift And Positioning

    Setting up Lens shift and positioning If the projector is not positioned right in front of the center of the screen, you can adjust the projected image position by moving the lens shift dials within the shift range of the lens. Adjusting the lens shift dials Horizontal shift You can place the projector where the projector lens is up to 40% horizontally off-center from the screen and...

  • Page 17

    Projector location range You can determine where to locate the screen and the projector by considering the lens shift possibilities. When the screen position is fixed Vertical center of screen Screen When the projector position is fixed 100% 100% NOTE: •...

  • Page 18: Connections

    Connections Before connecting to the projector Read and follow the operating and connecting instructions of each peripheral device. The peripheral devices must be turned off. Use cables that match each peripheral device to be connected. Confirm the type of video signals. See “List of compatible signals” on page 50. Audio cables must be connected from each peripheral device directly to the audio reproduction system.

  • Page 19: Switching The Projector On/off

    Switching the projector on/off Power cord Connecting 1. Make sure the shape of the power plug and the AC IN terminal on the back of the projector match, then push the plug all the way in. 2. Align the side of the power cord secure lock with the side guide rail of the AC IN terminal of the projector and slide it in.

  • Page 20: Power Indicator

    Switching the projector on/off Power indicator Power indicator informs you the status of the power. When the TEMP indicator is flashing, the power indicator will not light. Indicator status No illumination or flashing Flashing Green Orange Flashing NOTE: • See “TEMP indicator” on page 45. •...

  • Page 21: Switching On The Projector

    Switching on the projector Power indicator 1. Remove the lens cover from the lens. 2. Switch the MAIN POWER button on. The power indicator lights up in red. NOTE: • When the internal cooling fan is operating, some operational sound may be heard. The loudness of the operational sound depends on the external temperature.

  • Page 22: Projecting An Image

    Projecting an image Selecting the input signal 1. Switch on the connected devices. Press the play button of the required device. 2. Press the INPUT SELECT button to select the required input method if needed. See “Switching the input signal” on page 28. The image will be projected on the screen.

  • Page 23: Remote Control Operation

    Remote control operation Operating range Managing the lens control settings You can adjust the focus and zoom of the projected image, and save the settings. Press Switching the picture mode You can switch the preset picture mode settings by pressing the PICTURE MODE button.

  • Page 24: Loading A Saved Setting

    Remote control operation Loading a saved setting You can access saved settings instantly. See “MEMORY LOAD” on page 36. Switching the aspect ratio The aspect ratio will be selected automatically, or you can switch it manually by pressing the ASPECT button. Press the button several times to cycle through the different aspect type as follows.

  • Page 25

    Adjustment example Project a commercial test signal for picture adjustment on the screen and press the WAVEFORM button. 100% ENTER ENTER Adjust to 100% 100% displayable area Adjust to 0% Monitor position With COMPUTER (except 1080) or HDMI (Expand) Adjust to 100% 100% Image displayable area...

  • Page 26: Setting Your Own Color Profile

    Remote control operation Setting your own color profile You can adjust a selected color individually and save and retrieve under the PICTURE MODE setting. Press the COLOR MANAGEMENT button to open the menu. See “COLOR MANAGEMENT” on page 35. PROFILE CURSOR PROFILE SAVE PROFILE DELETE...

  • Page 27

    Saving a log setting as a profile Return to the COLOR MANAGEMENT menu and save the stored log as a profile. Make sure that the PICTURE MODE is not switched. 1. Select the PROFILE SAVE menu and press the ENTER button. The PROFILE SAVE menu is displayed.

  • Page 28: Resetting To The Factory Default Settings

    Remote control operation Resetting to the factory default settings You can reset most of the customized settings to the factory defaults by pressing DEFAULT button of the remote control. Display the required sub-menu or the menu items and press the button again. Capturing an image Press the FREEZE button to capture the image, and you can see it as a still picture while...

  • Page 29: Settings

    Menu Navigation Navigating through the MENU Displaying the main menu Press the MENU button to display the main menu and the operating guidance. Main menu Sub-menu PICTURE PICTURE MODE CONTRAST POSITION BRIGHTNESS LANGUAGE COLOR TINT LENS CONTROL SHARPNESS FUNCTION BUTTON COLOR TEMPERATURE OPTION DYNAMIC IRIS...

  • Page 30: Main Menu And Sub-menu

    Menu Navigation Main menu and sub-menu The menu options are structured and categorized. You can navigate through the menu with F G H I buttons. See “Menu Navigation” on page 29. NOTE: • The underlined items are factory default settings. •...

  • Page 31: Lens Control


  • Page 32: Picture Menu

    PICTURE menu Remote control Control panel See “Navigating through the MENU” on page 29. See “Main menu and sub-menu” on page 30. PICTURE MODE Depending on the projection environment, you can use these preset parameter settings to optimise image projection. Press I H to cycle through the options. NORMAL DYNAMIC COLOR1...

  • Page 33: Color Temperature

    COLOR TEMPERATURE You can adjust the white balance of the projected image. Less bluish Setting range: -6 to +6 DYNAMIC IRIS You can switch automatic adjustment of the lamp and the lens iris on/off. Automatic adjustment OFF: No adjustment WAVEFORM MONITOR You can monitor whether or not the luminance level of the input signal is in the recommended range by displaying it in the waveform monitor.

  • Page 34: Advanced Menu

    PICTURE menu Adjusting the image in a split window 1. Select AREA SELECT and press the ENTER button. The image will be frozen and the area cursor will be displayed. MOVE AREA ENTER GO TO SPLIT ADJUST 2. Press I H to move the area cursor to select the area of interest and press the ENTER button.

  • Page 35: Color Management

    MPEG NR You can adjust the automatic noise reduction system level for MPEG format images. The system minimise block noise and mosquito noise to eliminate jagged edges, providing an overall smoother image. Press I H to change the level. Setting range: 0 to +3 NOTE: •...

  • Page 36: Memory Save

    PICTURE menu MEMORY SAVE You can save and name the adjusted PICTURE menu settings for instant access from MEMORY LOAD menu. 1. Adjust the items in PICTURE menu. 2. Select MEMORY SAVE and press the ENTER button. 3. Select the required memory setting and press the ENTER button.

  • Page 37: Position Menu

    POSITION menu Remote control Control panel See “Navigating through the MENU” on page 29. See “Main menu and sub-menu” on page 30. H-POSITION You can move the projected image horizontally for fine adjustment. Move left V-POSITION You can move the projected image vertically for fine adjustment.

  • Page 38

    POSITION menu Aspect ratio options and projection example If you apply the aspect ratio options to the projected image, the result will be as follows. The result may differ due to the input signals. See “Switching the aspect ratio” on page 24. VIDEO/S-VIDEO/COMPONENT Not available with 1 125 (1 080)/50i, 1 125 (1 080)/60i, 1 125 (1 080)/50p, 1 125 (1 080)/60p, 1 125 (1 080)/ 24p, 750 (720)/50p and 750 (720)/60p signals.

  • Page 39: Wss

    WSS (Wide Screen Signalling) detects if a PAL/ 625p (576p)/625i (576i) signal is input and that signal has an identification signal, and switch the aspect ratio to required setting automatically. You can switch the system off manually. OVER SCAN If the 4 edges of an image is partly dropped, you can use this function to adjust and project it properly.

  • Page 40: Lens Control

    LENS CONTROL Remote control Control panel See “Navigating through the MENU” on page 29. See “Main menu and sub-menu” on page 30. NOTE: • The saved lens memory adjustment accuracy is not guaranteed. • If the memorized ZOOM/FOCUS adjustment is not accurate enough, adjust the ZOOM/FOCUS menu again.

  • Page 41: Lens Memory Edit

    LENS MEMORY EDIT You can edit named lens memory settings. Deleting a memory setting 1. Select LENS MEMORY DELETE and press the ENTER button. 2. Select the required lens memory setting and press the ENTER button. 3. If you select ALL DELETE, you can delete all of the saved lens memory settings.

  • Page 42: Function Button

    FUNCTION BUTTON Remote control Control panel See “Navigating through the MENU” on page 29. See “Main menu and sub-menu” on page 30. BUTTON You can assign certain menu option to the FUNCTION button as shortcut. Press F G I H to select the required menu options and press the ENTER button.

  • Page 43: Option Menu

    OPTION menu Remote control Control panel See “Navigating through the MENU” on page 29. See “Main menu and sub-menu” on page 30. INPUT GUIDE When you change the input method, the guidance appears in the upper right corner of the screen. The following display methods are available.

  • Page 44: Installation

    OPTION menu INSTALLATION When installing the projector, select the projection method according to the projector position. Press I H to cycle through the options. See “Projection method” on page 15. Setting on a desk/floor and FRONT/DESK projecting from front Mounting on the ceiling and FRONT/CEILING projecting from front Setting on a desk/floor and...

  • Page 45: Temp And Lamp Indicators

    TEMP and LAMP Indicators Managing the indicated problems If a problem should occur with the projector, the LAMP and/or TEMP indicators will inform you. Manage the indicated problems as follows. 1. Confirm the status of all indicators and projector, and switch off the projector in proper way.

  • Page 46: Care And Replacement

    Care and Replacement Cleaning the projector Before cleaning the projector Switch off the MAIN POWER switch in proper way and disconnect the power plug from the wall outlet. Unplug all the cables from the projector. Cleaning the outer surface of the projector Wipe off dirt and dust gently with a soft cloth.

  • Page 47: Replacing The Lamp Unit

    Replacing the lamp unit Before replacing the lamp unit Switch off the MAIN POWER button in proper way and disconnect the power plug from the wall outlet. Wait for more than 1 hour and make sure the lamp unit and the surroundings are cooled enough. Unplug all the cables from the projector.

  • Page 48: Resetting The Lamp Runtime

    Care and Replacement Removing and replacing the lamp unit 1. Use a Phillips screwdriver to loosen the 3 lamp unit fixing screws until the screws turn freely. Lamp unit fixing screws Lamp unit lock 2. Hold the handle of the lamp unit and release the lamp unit lock.

  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Should any problem persist, contact your dealer. Problem The power cord may not be connected. The MAIN POWER switch is turned off. No electric supply is at the wall outlet. Power does not turn on. TEMP indicator is lit or flashes. LAMP indicator is lit or flashes.

  • Page 50: Technical Information

    Technical Information List of compatible signals Mode Display NTSC/NTSC 4.43/ PAL-M/PAL60 PAL/PAL-N/SECAM 525i (480i) 525i 625i (576i) 625i 525p (480p) 525p 625p (576p) 625p 1 125 (1 080)/60i 1 125/60i 1 125 (1 080)/50i 1 125/50i 1 125 (1 080)/24p 1 125/24p 1 125 (1 080)/60p 1 125/60p...

  • Page 51: Serial Terminal

    Serial terminal The serial connector which is on the connector panel of the projector conforms to the RS-232C interface specification, so that the projector can be controlled by a personal computer which is connected to this connecter. Connection NOTE: • You must use only an RS-232C Serial Interface Cable with a ferrite core, type ET-ADSER. Pin assignments and signal names Cable specifications (When connected to a personal computer)

  • Page 52: Communication Settings

    Technical Information Communication settings Signal level RS-232C Sync. method Asynchronous Baud rate 9 600 bps Parity None Control commands Command Control contents POWER ON POWER OFF INPUT MAIN ENTER RETURN OCU/OCD/ Navigation buttons OCL/OCR LENS DEFAULT FREEZE FUNCTION BUTTON SLEEP BLANK PICTURE WAVEFORM...

  • Page 53: Inquiry Commands

    Inquiry commands Command Control contents Power status FREEZE status INPUT signal status OFF TIMER status PICTURE MODE status BLANK status WAVEFORM status Parameter 000 = OFF 0 = OFF CP1 = COMPONENT1 IN SVD = S-VIDEO IN HD1 = HDMI1 IN HD3 = HDMI3 IN 0 = OFF 1 = 60min.

  • Page 54: Specifications

    Technical Information Specifications Power supply Power consumption Amps Panel size (diagonal) Aspect ratio LCD panel Display method Drive method Pixels Lens Lamp Luminosity Operating environment Horizontal scanning frequency Scanning Vertical scanning frequency frequency (for RGB signal) Dot clock frequency COMPONENT (YP ) signals Color system Projection size...

  • Page 55

    S-VIDEO IN VIDEO IN COMPUTER IN Terminals COMPONENT IN HDMI IN SERIAL Cabinet Dimensions Weight Certifications Power supply Operating range Weight Remote control Dimensions Cable cover Options Ceiling bracket *1. Average value. Each product has an individual variability in weight. Single - line, Mini DIN 4p Y: 1.0 V [p-p], C: 0.286 V [p-p], 75 Single - line, RCA pin jack1.0 V [p-p], 75 Single - line, D - sub HD 15-pin (female)

  • Page 56: Ceiling Mount Bracket Safeguards

    Technical Information Ceiling mount bracket safeguards The projector and the ceiling mount bracket are designed for sufficiently safety however, make sure the safety cable provided with the projector is installed and attached to the bottom of the projector when mounting on the ceiling for safety and security.

  • Page 57: Dimensions

    Dimensions 300 (11-23/32) 15 (19/6) Trademark acknowledgements VGA and XGA are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. S-VGA is a registered trademark of the Video Electronics Standards Association. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

  • Page 58: Index

    Index ...13 AC IN ...10 Accessories ...34 ADVANCED MENU ...12 Air exhaust port ...12 Air filter ...46 Replacing ...13 Air intake port ...37 ASPECT ...11 Remote control button ...24 Remote control function ...43 AUTO SEARCH ...39 AUTO SETUP ...43 BACK COLOR Batteries ...10 Accessory...

  • Page 59

    MENU ...12 Control panel button ...11 Remote control button ...29 Remote control function Menu ...30 Main menu ...29 Navigation ...30 Sub-menu ...35 MPEG NR Navigation buttons ...12 Control panel button ...11 Remote control button ...34 NR (Noise Reduction) ...43 OPTION menu ...43 OSD DESIGN ...43...

  • Page 60

    Printed in Japan S0908-2108C...

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Pt-ae3000, Pt-ae300u

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