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Acer PD523P series Manual

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Acer Projector PD523P/PD525P/PD527 series

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  • Page 1 Manual for Acer Projector PD523P/PD525P/PD527 series...
  • Page 2 Disposal instructions Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please re- cycle it. For electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display, or a super high pressure mercury lamp: Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Powering Off the projector ... 14 Warning Indicator ... 14 Adjusting the Projected Image ...15 Adjusting the Projector Image Height ... 15 Adjusting the Projector Zoom / Focus ... 16 Adjusting Projected Image Size ... 16 User Controls ...17 Control Panel & Remote Control ...17 On-Screen Display Menus ...21...
  • Page 4 Connecting to the WPG for the first time ...33 Downloading the software ... 34 Connecting to a projector ...36 Using the audio function ...37 Configuring your Acer WPG ...39 Projector ID ... 39 Configuration password setup ... 39 Upgrade firmware ... 41 Network settings ...
  • Page 5: Usage Notice

    Precautions Follow all warnings, precautions and maintenance as recommended in this user’s guide to maximize the life of your unit. Do not look into the projector’s lens when the lamp is Warning- on. The bright light may hurt your eyes.
  • Page 6 Usage Notice Don’t: English ... 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. Block the slots and openings on the unit provided for ...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    User friendly multilingual on screen display menu  Advanced digital keystone correction and high  quality full screen image re-scaling User friendly control panel  SXGA+, SXGA compression and VGA, SVGA re-sizing  Mac compatible  Introduction projector. Outstand- technology ... English...
  • Page 8: Package Overview

    Introduction Package Overview This projector comes with all the items shown below. Check to make sure your unit is complete. Contact your dealer immediately if anything is missing. Projector with lens cap Composite Video Cable Audio Cable Jack /Jack English ...
  • Page 9: Product Overview

    Product Overview Main Unit Focus Ring Zoom Ring Zoom Lens Remote Control Receiver Elevator Button Elevator Foot Connection Ports Power Socket Control Panel Introduction ... English...
  • Page 10: Control Panel

    Introduction English ... Control Panel Temp Indicator LED Lamp Indicator LED Power and Indicator LED (Power LED) Source Resync Four Directional Select Keys Menu...
  • Page 11: Connection Ports

    Connection Ports RS232 Connector USB Connector Monitor Loop-through Output Connector (VGA-Out) Audio Input Connector Composite Video Input Connector S-Video Input Connector PC Analog Signal/HDTV/Component Video Input Connector DVI Input Connector (for Digital signal with HDCP function) (Op- tional) Kensington Lock Port Below items are for PD525PW/PD527W only: 10.
  • Page 12: Remote Control With Laser Pointer

    Introduction 10. Keystone/Four Directional 11. Back 12. Digital Zoom 13. Menu 14. Mouse Left Click English ... Remote Control with Laser Pointer Laser Pointer Power Laser Button Source Resync Freeze Hide Mute Aspect Ratio Select Keys 15. Mouse Right Click 16.
  • Page 13: Installation

    6..S-Video Cable 7..Audio Cable Jack/Jack 8..DVI Cable (Optional Accessory) To ensure the projector works well with your computer, please  make sure the timing of the display mode is compatible with the projector. Refer to the “Compatibility Modes” section on page 49.
  • Page 14 Installation Connecting the Projector For Wireless function Internet 1..Power Cord 2..Lan Cable 3..Audio Cable Jack/RCA 4..Antenna (for PD525PW/PD527W only, need to attach the antenna by user) English ...
  • Page 15: Powering On/off The Projector

     And the Power LED will turn blue. 4. Turn on your source (computer, notebook, video player ,etc.). The projector will detect your source automatically. If the screen displays "Lock" & "Source" icons, it means the pro- ...
  • Page 16: Powering Off The Projector

    Power LED will be quick the Power LED becomes slow flashing, the projector has entered standby mode. If you wish to turn the projector back on, you must wait until the projector has completed the cooling cycle and has entered standby mode.
  • Page 17: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Projector Image Height The projector is equipped with an elevator foot for adjusting the image height. To raise the image: 1. Press the elevator button 2. Raise the image to the desired height angle the button to lock the elevator foot into position.
  • Page 18: Adjusting The Projector Zoom / Focus

    Installation You may turn the zoom ring to zoom in or out. To focus the image, rotate the focus ring until the image is clear. The projector will focus at distances from 5 to 40 feet (1.5 to12.2 meters) Screen...
  • Page 19: User Controls

    There are two ways for you to control the functions: Re- mote Control and Control Panel. Control Panel Using the Control Panel Power Refer to the “Power On/Off the Projector” section on pages  13-14. Resync Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input source.
  • Page 20  Back English ...  Refer to the “Power On/Off the Projector” section on pages 13-14 Aim the remote at the viewing screen, press and hold this button to activate the laser pointer. Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input source.
  • Page 21 These functions are the same as a mouse of PC or Mac. Empowering Key Acer Empowering Key provides three Acer unique functions, they are "Acer eView Management", "Acer eTimer Management" and "Acer eOpening Management" respectively. Press "e" key for more than one second to launch the on screen display main menu to modify its function.
  • Page 22 Digital RGB, Analog RGB, YPbPr (480p/ 576p/720p/1080i) , YCbCr (480i/576i) and HDCP signal. Choose the multi-lingual OSD menu. Press "Wireless" to display the image which is wirelessly trans- mitted from PC to the projector via "Acer eProjection Manage- ment" utility.
  • Page 23: On-screen Display Menus

    Press “Menu” or "Back"on the Remote Control or Control Panel, the screen will return to the main menu. To exit OSD, press “Menu”or "Back" on the Remote Control or Control Panel again. The OSD menu will close and the projector will automatically save the new settings. Main Menu...
  • Page 24: Color (computer/video Mode)

    User Controls Display Mode There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images.       Brightness Adjust the brightness of the image.   Contrast The contrast controls the degree of difference between the lightest and darkest parts of the picture.
  • Page 25: White Segment

    White Segment Use the white Segment control to set the white peaking level of DMD chip. 0 stands for minimal segment, and 10 stands for maxi- mum segment. If you prefer a stronger image, adjust towards the maximum setting. For a smooth and more natural image, adjust towards the minimum setting.
  • Page 26: Image (computer/video Mode)

    16:9 ratio. Front-Desktop The factory default setting. Front-Ceiling When you select this function, the projector turns the im age upside down for ceiling-mounted projection. Rear-Desktop When you select this function, the projector reverses the image so you can project behind a translucent screen.
  • Page 27 H. Position (Horizontal Position) Press the  Press the  V. Position (Vertical Position) Press the  “H. Position”, “V.  Press the Position”, “Frequency”  and “ Tracking” func- Frequency tions are not supported “Frequency”changes the display data frequency to match the fre- under DVI and Video mode.
  • Page 28: Management (computer/video Mode)

    Acer : The default startup screen of Acer projector. User : The user customized startup screen, which is down loaded from PC to projector via the USB cable and Acer eOpening Management utility (refer to the description of below section).
  • Page 29 Mode) Acer eOpening Management is a PC utility for user to change the default startup screen of Acer projector to their desired image. You can install Acer eOpening Management from the bundled CD. Connect the projector to your PC with the bundled USB cable then execute Acer eOpening Management utility to download your desired image from your PC to projector.
  • Page 30 User Controls Lamp Hour Elapse Displays the lamp’s elapsed operating time (in hours). Lamp Reminding Choose this function to show or to hide warning message when the changing lamp message is displayed. The message will show up 30 hours before end of life. Lamp Hour Reset Press the counter to 0 hours.
  • Page 31: Audio (computer/video Mode)

     Choose the “Off” to turn mute off.  Power On/Off Volume Choose this function to adjust volume when power on/off. Alarm Volume Choose this function to adjust volume when there are errors of the projector. User Controls ... English...
  • Page 32: Timer (computer/video Mode)

    User Controls Timer Start Press the Timer Period Press the Timer Volume Choose this function to adjust volume when timer function is enable and time is up. Timer Display Press the Timer Location Choose the timer location on the screen. English ...
  • Page 33: Language(computer/video Mode)

    Language (Computer / Video Mode) Language Choose the multilingual OSD menu . Use the select your preferred language. Press to confirm the selection User Controls key to ... English...
  • Page 34: Wireless Projection

    Acer Wireless Presentation Gateway (WPG) module. Acer WPG enables multiple users to connect to an Acer projector wirelessly. This eliminates the need to plug and unplug cables, enabling more efficient use of meeting time, especially when there is more than one presenter in a meeting.
  • Page 35: Setting Up Your Wpg

    Wireless projection Setting up your WPG Check the LED for the power status. • Red indicates that the WPG is receiving power, but is inactive. • Green indicates that the WPG is being used to project images. You may also like to connect a LAN cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the side of the dongle.
  • Page 36: Downloading The Software

    If you receive any security warnings, select “Connect Anyway.” Once the connection is established, open your Internet browser. You will automatically be taken to the Acer WPG welcome page, where you will be able to download the driver. English ...
  • Page 37 Click on the link to download and install the driver. If you receive any security warnings, click "OK" to proceed with the installation procedure. During the driver installation, your screen may flicker. Once the installation is complete, the Acer Wireless Projection Gate- way software will open..English...
  • Page 38: Connecting To A Projector

    Once you’ve installed the software, you will be able to connect to any projector that is equipped with the Acer WPG. To connect to a projector, simply double- click the Acer WPG icon on your desktop to launch the application.
  • Page 39: Using The Audio Function

    Using the audio function If “Wireless” is selected as the input source, you can play audio content through the internal speakers of the projector. You can also plug external speakers into the WPG’s audio-out jack for better audio quality. Your audio driver may have different terminology for some of the set- tings required below.
  • Page 40 Wireless projection Ensure that Mono Mix, Stereo Mix and/or Wave-out Mix are checked. Click OK to open the “Recording Mix” window. Ensure that Mono Mix, Stereo Mix or Wave-out Mix is selected. English ...
  • Page 41: Configuring Your Acer Wpg

    Wireless projection Configuring your Acer WPG You will need to be connected to an Acer WPG to change any configuration settings. Once you're connected, click the Configure button in the upper right- hand corner of the Acer WPG screen. Projector ID Check this feature to enable projector identification.
  • Page 42 Click on Set a new password to set a password. Enter the password — it can be up to 16 characters in length. Once the password has been set, it needs to be entered before any changes can be made to the configuration of your Acer WPG. English ...
  • Page 43: Upgrade firmware

    Network settings Click on this link to change the network settings. Here, you can set a customized SSID to identify the Acer WPG. You can also change the IP address — either set it to automatically obtain an IP address, or manually set a static IP address.
  • Page 44: Projection Controls

    Projector remote control Through the WPG, you are able to carry out many of the same functions that the remote control allows you to perform, directly from your notebook.
  • Page 45: Appendices

    Check if the projection lamp has been securely installed. Please  refer to the “Replacing the lamp” section. Make sure you have removed the lens cap and the projector is  switched on. Ensure that the “Hide” feature is not enabled.
  • Page 46 Check and reconfigure the display mode of your graphic card to make it compatible with the product. Refer to page 27. Adjusts the Focus Ring on the projector lens. Refer to page 16. Make sure the projection screen is between the required distance...
  • Page 47 When the lamp reaches its end of life, it will burn out and may  make a loud popping sound. If this happens, the projector will not turn on until the lamp module has been replaced. To replace the lamp, follow the procedures in the “Replacing the Lamp”. See page 46.
  • Page 48: Replacing The Lamp

    Appendices Replacing the lamp The projector will detect the lamp life itself. It will show you a warning message “Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power operation. Replacement Suggested!” When you see this message, changing the lamp as soon as possible.
  • Page 49  tion. Replacement Suggested!” will be shown about 10 seconds when lamp life is going to deplete. “Projector Overheated. Lamp will automatically turn off soon.” will  be shown when the system temperature is over heat. “Fan fail. Lamp will automatically turn off soon.” will be shown ...
  • Page 50: Specifications

    Appendices Specifications The specs specified below are subject to change without notice. Regarding the final specs, please refer to Acer accounced marketing specs. Light Valve Lamp Number of Pixels Displayable Color Contrast Ratio Uniformity Noise Level Projection Lens Projection Screen Size (Diag.)
  • Page 51: Compatibility Modes

    Compatibility Modes Mode Resolution VESA VGA 640 x 350 VESA VGA 640 x 350 VESA VGA 640 x 400 VESA VGA 640 x 480 VESA VGA 640 x 480 VESA VGA 640 x 480 VESA VGA 640 x 480 VESA VGA 720 x 400 VESA VGA 720 x 400...
  • Page 52: Regulation & Safety Notices

    Appendices Regulation & safety notices This appendix lists the general notices of your Acer Projector. 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.
  • Page 53: Operation Conditions

    Cet appareil numerique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this Acer projector is in compliance with the essen- tial requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit http:// global.acer.com.) Compliant with Russian regulatory certification...
  • Page 54: Important Safety Instructions

    Appendices Important safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference. 1. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. 2. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a water-moistened cloth for cleaning.
  • Page 55 only when the wall socket is properly grounded. Radio device regulatory notice NOTE: Below regulatory information is for models with wireless LAN only. General This product complies with the radio frequency and safety standards of any country or region in which it has been approved for wireless use. Below infor- mation is for products with such devices.
  • Page 56 The FCC RF safety requirement The radiated output power of the wireless LAN Mini PCI Card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Acer used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation shall be Acer projector is minimized as follows: •...

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