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Epson 500c User Manual Supplement

Epson powerlite multimedia projector user's guide supplement
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Multimedia Projector
User's Guide



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  • Page 1 EPSON ® PowerLite ® 500c/700c/710c Multimedia Projector User’s Guide Supplement...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    WARNING: Never look into the projector lens when the lamp is turned on; the bright light can damage your eyes. Never let children look into the lens when it is on. Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and filter covers.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Connecting to a Positioning the Projector ......5 Identifying the Projector Ports ......7 Desktop Connecting to a PC Desktop Computer .
  • Page 4 Technical General ........33 Projection Lamp .
  • Page 5: Connecting To A Desktop Computer

    User’s Guide. Positioning the Projector Before you can set up the projector, you need to decide where to place it. Keep the following in mind: Connect the mouse cable to use the remote control as a wireless mouse. Except for some laptops, this disables your computer’s mouse.
  • Page 6 It is easier to position the projector when the screen is projector is placed close to the screen. You need to raise the directly in front of the room. front of the projector (by extending the legs) in order to If the screen is placed position the image high enough on the screen.
  • Page 7: Identifying The Projector Ports

    Identifying the Projector Ports The following illustrations identify all the interface ports on the back and side of the projector; you may want to refer to them as you connect your computer or other equipment to the projector. Connecting to a PC Desktop...
  • Page 9: Connecting The Audio Cable

    You don’t need to stand near your computer or near the projector. You’ll use different cables and different ports on the projector, depending on whether your computer has a round PS/2 mouse port or a flat USB mouse port.
  • Page 10: Connecting To A Desktop Macintosh

    If you connect the projector to your Macintosh, you cannot view your images on the computer monitor. Follow the steps in each section for the cables you need to connect.
  • Page 11: Connecting The Computer Cable

    1. Disconnect the monitor cable from the monitor port on the Macintosh, you may need to use a Macintosh adapter ® (available from Apple 2. Connect one end of the computer cable to the projector’s Check the documentation for your Macintosh to determine what type of connections are available.
  • Page 12 4. Tighten the screws on all the connectors. If you don’t need to make any other connections, you can plug in your projector and turn it on. See page 14 for instructions. Connecting to a Desktop Computer If you can’t connect the projector’s computer cable to your Macintosh, you may need to use a Macintosh adapter (available from Apple).
  • Page 13: Connecting The Audio Cable

    You don’t need to stand near your Macintosh or near the projector. You’ll use different cables and different ports on the projector, depending on what type of mouse your Macintosh has. the projector.
  • Page 14: Turning The Projector On And Off

    Mouse/Com projector. connecting USB mouse cable outlet. The power light on top of the projector turns orange. This indicates that the projector is receiving power, but is not yet turned on. port on the USB Mouse power light...
  • Page 15 6. Turn on or restart your computer. In a few moments, you the lens. button on top of the projector. Power The power light flashes green, and then stays on. You may see a blue screen with the message This is normal.
  • Page 16: Turning On Other Equipment

    When you are ready to turn off the projector, follow these steps: 1. Press the red 2. Press the caution To avoid damaging the lamp, never unplug the power cord when the power light is green. Turning On Other Equipment If you’re using a VCR, other external video source, or...
  • Page 17: Using The Projector

    Appendix B: Using the Projector Menus The on-screen menus let you customize and adjust projector features. The following 8 menus and features are available: Video Controls the look and quality of the projected image (from a computer or video source).
  • Page 18: Changing Menu Settings

    You use the control to change menu settings. To change a menu setting: 1. To access the menu system, open the cover on the lower menus Using the Projector Menus Menu Enter part of the remote control and press the Power...
  • Page 19 Reset Enter button on the remote to go back to the main menu display. Your changes are saved automatically. button to exit the menu system. Menu Using the Projector Menus button (or grasp it Enter , and then press Enter...
  • Page 20: Video Menu (Computer Image Source)

    When you finish making adjustments, press the Esc button. Matches the projector’s internal clock to various computer graphic signals. Adjust this setting to remove vertical lines from the image. Synchronizes with the tracking signal sent from the computer.
  • Page 21 Adjusts the sharpness of the screen image. Auto Setup Set to On to have the computer automatically optimize the image for projection. Gamma Adjusts the projected image for natural coloration. Reset Returns all menu items to their initial factory defaults. Using the Projector Menus...
  • Page 22: Video Menu (Video Image Source)

    Tint (NTSC only) Sharpness Gamma Mode Reset Using the Projector Menus Description Use the Enter button to move the screen position in the corresponding direction. When you finish making adjustments, press the Esc button. Lightens or darkens the overall image. Increase brightness to lighten an image, or decrease it to darken the image.
  • Page 23: Audio Menu

    Use the Audio menu to adjust the sound volume and quality of your audio. Menu item Description Volume Adjusts the volume level for the projector’s speaker and audio-out terminal. Increase the setting to raise the volume, or decrease it to lower the volume. Tone Adjusts the sound quality.
  • Page 24: Effect Menu

    Stamp Marker Freehand Cursor Speed Reset Using the Projector Menus Description Selects the stamp you want to use as the cursor graphic and lets you enlarge it. Selects a box color and shape. Selects the marker (horizontal or vertical lines) color and width (from 2 to 32 pixels).
  • Page 25: Setting Menu

    Setting Menu The Setting menu allows you to set or adjust various projector options. Menu item Description Keystone Adjusts a trapezoid (distorted) image to a 4:3 rectangle, correcting up to a ± 15 tilt. P-in-P Selects the image source (composite or S-Video) for the picture-in-picture subscreen.
  • Page 26: User's Logo Feature

    User’s Logo Feature The User’s Logo feature allows you to transfer any image on your computer to the projector, and then use it as the screen displayed when the projector is not receiving a signal. You can also set it as a startup screen or to be displayed when you press company logo, slogan, photograph, or another other image you want to use.
  • Page 27 . If you want to change the area Enter selected, select and repeat step 5. You see the following: 7. Use the button on the remote control to select a Enter zoom rate (display size), and then press Enter Using the Projector Menus...
  • Page 28 9. When you see the following message, press the Using the Projector Menus Enter Saving the logo may take a few moments. Do not use the projector or other sources (computer, video, speaker, etc.) while the logo is being saved. button to redisplay the main menu. Enter...
  • Page 29: Assigning The Image To The No-Signal Message And/Or A/V Mute Button

    Setting menu. Enter Enter to highlight No-Signal Msg Enter sets your image as the screen displayed when the projector is not receiving a signal. press the bottom edge of the Enter to highlight A/V Mute Enter sets your image as the screen displayed when you press the button.
  • Page 30: Advanced Menu

    Advanced Menu The Advanced menu lets you set additional projector options. Menu item Language Startup Screen Color Temp Rear Proj. Ceiling Reset Using the Projector Menus Description Selects the language to be used in the menus: Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, or Korean.
  • Page 31: About Menu (Computer Image Source)

    About Menu (Computer Image Source) When the image source is a computer, the About menu displays information about the projector’s horizontal and vertical frequency, lamp hours, and computer connection. Menu item Description Lamp Displays the number of hours the current lamp has been used.
  • Page 32: About Menu (Video Image Source)

    Menu item Lamp Video Signal Reset All Feature The Reset All feature lets you return all the projector settings to their default values. It does not change or delete any user logo you have stored. Select confirmation screen. Select...
  • Page 33: General

    700c: 1024 768 pixels 710c: 1024 768 pixels 24 bit, 16.7 million colors 500c: 800 lumens (ANSI) 700c: 800 lumens (ANSI) 710c: 1000 lumens (ANSI) 2.2 to 25 feet (0.7 to 7.6 meters) 3.6 to 45.3 feet (1.1 to 13.8 meters)
  • Page 34: Projection Lamp

    Power consumption Lamp life Part number Remote Control Range Batteries Mouse Compatibility Supports PS/2, USB, Macintosh Remote IR Receiver Supports EPSON Remote IR Receiver, 10-foot cable (typical use for rear screen projection) Mechanical Height Width Depth Weight Electrical Rated frequency...
  • Page 35: Safety

    Safety United States Canada CE Marking Supported Monitor The following table lists the display formats supported by the Displays projector: Mode VGACGA VGAEGA NEC400 VGA60 VGA72 VGA75 VGA85 SVGA56 SVGA60 SVGA72 SVGA75 SVGA85 XGA43i XGA60 XGA70 XGA75 XGA85 SXGA1_70 SXGA1_75...
  • Page 36 Mode SXGA3_43i SXGA3_60 SXGA3_75 SXGA_85 UXGA48i UXGA60 (these are not supported by PowerLite 500c) MACLC13 MACII13 MAC16 MAC19-60 MAC19 MAC21 NTSC (SXGA) NTSC (XGA) PAL (SXGA) PAL (XGA) SECAM (SXGA) SECAM (XGA) Note: The frequencies of some computers may not allow the image to be displayed correctly.
  • Page 37: Computer Connector Pin Assignments

    Computer Connector The Computer port is a female video RGB, 15-pin Pin Assignments micro-D-style connector. Here are the pin assignments: Input pin Computer connector signals Red video Green video Blue video Red video GND Green video GND Blue video GND Reserve Synchronous GND Horizontal sync/composite sync...
  • Page 38 Macintosh, 10 to 14 to a desktop PC, 7 to 9 Contrast setting, 20, 22 DIP switches, 12 Display formats, supported, 35 to 36 Distance from projector to screen, 5 to 6 Drawing tools, 24 Index Effect menu, 24 Electrical specifications, 34...
  • Page 39 Macintosh, connecting projector to, 10 to 14 Mechanical specifications, 34 Menus About, 31 to 32 Advanced, 30 Audio, 23 changing settings, 18 to 19 Effect, 24 Reset All, 32 Setting, 25 User’s Logo, 26 Video, 20 to 22 Monitors, supported, 35 to 36...

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