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Portable Projector
M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X/M420X/
M420XV/M300W/M260W/M350XS/
M300XS/M260XS/M300WS/M260WS
User's Manual
[M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X/M300W/M260W]
[M420X/M420XV]
The M350X, M230X, M420X, M420XV, M350XS, M260XS, and
M260WS are not distributed in North America.
Model No.
NP-M350X, NP-M300X, NP-M260X, NP-M230X, NP-M420X, NP-
M420XV, NP-M300W, NP-M260W, NP-M350XS, NP-M300XS, NP-
M260XS, NP-M300WS, NP-M260WS
[M350XS/M300XS/M260XS/M300WS/M260WS]

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  • Page 1 M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X/M420X/ M420XV/M300W/M260W/M350XS/ M300XS/M260XS/M300WS/M260WS User’s Manual [M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X/M300W/M260W] [M420X/M420XV] The M350X, M230X, M420X, M420XV, M350XS, M260XS, and M260WS are not distributed in North America. Model No. NP-M350X, NP-M300X, NP-M260X, NP-M230X, NP-M420X, NP- M420XV, NP-M300W, NP-M260W, NP-M350XS, NP-M300XS, NP- M260XS, NP-M300WS, NP-M260WS [M350XS/M300XS/M260XS/M300WS/M260WS]...
  • Page 2 (3) Great care has been taken in the preparation of this user’s manual; however, should you notice any questionable points, errors or omissions, please contact us. (4) Notwithstanding article (3), NEC will not be responsible for any claims on loss of profit or other matters deemed to result from using the Projector.
  • Page 3: Important Information

    Important Information Safety Cautions Precautions Please read this manual carefully before using your NEC projector and keep the manual handy for future reference. CAUTION To turn off main power, be sure to remove the plug from power outlet. The power outlet socket should be installed as near to the equipment as possible, and should be easily accessible.
  • Page 4: Important Safeguards

    The Federal Communications Commission does not allow any modifications or changes to the unit EXCEPT those specified by NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc. in this manual. Failure to comply with this government regu- lation could void your right to operate this equipment. 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.
  • Page 5 • Do not cover the lens with the lens cap or equivalent while the projector is on. Doing so can lead to melting of the cap due to the heat emitted from the light output.
  • Page 6 • Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord before cleaning the cabinet or replacing the lamp. • Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord if the projector is not to be used for an extended period of time.
  • Page 7: Lamp Replacement

    CAUTION: • DO NOT TOUCH THE LAMP immediately after it has been used. It will be extremely hot. Turn the projector off and then disconnect the power cord. Allow at least one hour for the lamp to cool before handling.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    1. Introduction 1 What’s in the Box? ... 1  Introduction to the Projector ... 2 Congratulations on Your Purchase of the Projector ... 2 Features you’ll enjoy: ... 2 About this user’s manual ... 3 Comparative Table of Main Features ... 4 ...
  • Page 9 Checking Energy-Saving Effect [CARBON METER] ... 31  Preventing the Unauthorized Use of the Projector [SECURITY] ... 32  Using the Computer Cable (VGA) to Operate the Projector (Virtual Remote Tool) ... 35  Operating Your Computer’s Mouse Functions from the Projector’s Remote Control via the USB Cable (Remote Mouse Function) ...
  • Page 10  Menu Descriptions & Functions [RESET] ... 97 Returning to Factory Default [RESET] ... 97 6. Installation and Connections 1 Setting Up the Screen and the Projector ... 98 Selecting a Location... 98 Throw Distance and Screen Size ... 101 ...
  • Page 11: Introduction

    • Quick Setup Guide (For North Amer- ica: 7N8N1201) (For Other countries than North America: 7N8N1201 and 7N8N1211) Unless otherwise described in the user’s manual, the drawings for the projector cabinet show examples of the M350X. Soft case (24BS8121) [M350XS/M300XS/M260XS/M300WS/...
  • Page 12: Introduction To The Projector

    (desktop or notebook), VCR, DVD player, or document camera. You can use the projector on a tabletop or cart, you can use the projector to project images from behind the screen, and the projector can be permanently mounted on a ceiling* Do not attempt to mount the projector on a ceiling yourself.
  • Page 13: About This User's Manual

    An RJ-45 connector is standard. An optional USB Wireless LAN Unit is required for wireless LAN connection. • Software programs (User Supportware) contained in the supplied CD-ROM The supplied NEC Projector includes four programs: Virtual Remote Tool, Image Express Utility Lite, PC Control Utility Pro 4, and Viewer PPT Converter 3.0. •...
  • Page 14: Comparative Table Of Main Features

    [PRESET] mode, the light output value may drop slightly. *3 Compliance with ISO21118-2005 TIP: The model name is located on the cabinet. Standard Models with Wide Panel M230X M420X M420XV M300W M260W M350XS M300XS M260XS M300WS M260WS Standard WXGA (1280 × 25" - 300"...
  • Page 15: Part Names Of The Projector

     Part Names of the Projector Front/Top [M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X/M300W/M260W] Zoom Lever (→ page 21) Focus Ring (→ page 23) Ventilation (outlet) Heated air is exhausted from here. Lens Cover Adjustable Tilt Foot Lever (→ page 20) Adjustable Tilt Foot (→ page 20) [M420X/M420XV] Zoom Lever (→...
  • Page 16: Rear

    Rear [M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X/M300W/M260W] Port Cover for Optional USB Wireless LAN Unit When using the optional USB Wireless LAN Unit, first remove the cover. (→ page 111) Monaural Speaker (10 W) Terminal Panel (→ page 9) Built-in Security Slot ( AC Input Connect the supplied power cord’s...
  • Page 17 With the lens cover closed the image and sound is turned off, however the lamp is still lit. If the projector stays this way for about 2 hours, it will turn off automatically.
  • Page 18: Top Features

    Top Features (POWER) Button (→ page 16, 27) 2. POWER Indicator (→ page 15, 16, 27, 127) 3. STATUS Indicator (→ page 127) 4. LAMP Indicator (→ page 120, 127) 5. ECO Button (→ page 30) 6. SOURCE Button (→ page 18) 7.
  • Page 19: Terminal Panel Features

    (→ page 141) Use this port to connect a PC or control system. This enables you to control the projector using serial commu- nication protocol. If you are writing your own program, typical PC control codes are on page 141.
  • Page 20: Part Names Of The Remote Control

     Part Names of the Remote Control 1. Infrared Transmitter (→ page 11) 2. POWER ON Button (→ page 16) 3. POWER OFF Button (→ page 27) 4, 5, 6. COMPUTER 1/2/3 Button (→ page 18) (COMPUTER 3 button is not available.) 7.
  • Page 21: Battery Installation

    • The projector will not respond if there are objects between the remote control and the sensor, or if strong light falls on the sensor. Weak batteries will also prevent the remote control from properly operating the projector.
  • Page 22: Operating Environment For Software Included On Cd-rom

    (VGA) and it is also used to send an image to the projector and register it as the logo data of the projector. After registering it, you can lock the logo to prevent it from changing.
  • Page 23: Operating Environment

    Operating Environment The following is the operating environment for Image Express Utility Lite. For the operating environment of other soft- ware program, refer to the help function of each software program. Supported OS Processor Memory Graphic processor Network environment Resolution Screen Colors Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Premium...
  • Page 24: Projecting An Image (basic Operation)

    2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) This section describes how to turn on the projector and to project a picture onto the screen. 1 Flow of Projecting an Image Step 1 • Connecting your computer / Connecting the power cord (→ page 15) Step 2 •...
  • Page 25: Connecting Your Computer/connecting The Power Cord

    To wall outlet ← CAUTION: Parts of the projector may become temporarily heated if the projector is turned off with the POWER button or if the AC power supply is disconnected during normal projector operation. Use caution when picking up the projector.
  • Page 26: Turning On The Projector

    2. Press the (POWER) button on the projector cabinet or the POWER ON button on the remote control. The POWER indicator will turn to blue and the projector will become ready to use. TIP: • When the message “Projector is locked! Enter your password.”...
  • Page 27: Note On Startup Screen (menu Language Select Screen)

    • When the projector is turned on, it may take some time before the lamp light becomes bright. • If you turn on the projector immediately after the lamp is turned off or when the temperature is high, the fans run without display- ing an image for some time and then the projector will display the image.
  • Page 28: Selecting A Source

    To set your network as the default source, select [NETWORK]. TIP: • When the projector is in Standby mode, applying a computer signal from a computer connected to the COMPUTER 1 IN input will power on the projector and simultaneously project the computer’s image.
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Picture Size And Position

     Adjusting the Picture Size and Position Use the adjustable tilt foot, the zoom function or the focus function to adjust the picture size and position. In this chapter drawings and cables are omitted for clarity. Adjusting the throw angle (the height of an image) [Tilt foot] (→...
  • Page 30: Adjust The Tilt Foot

    CAUTION: Do not try to touch the ventilation outlet during Tilt Foot adjustment as it can become heated while the projector is turned on and after it is turned off. 2. Push up and hold the Adjustable Tilt Foot Lever on the front of the projector to extend the adjustable tilt foot.
  • Page 31: Zoom

    Zoom [M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X/M300W/M260W/M420X/M420XV] Use the ZOOM lever to adjust the image size on the screen. Zoom Lever [M350XS/M300XS/M260XS/M300WS/M260WS] The image size can be adjusted electronically from the menu. To do so, follow the steps below. Adjusting with the ZOOM button on the remote control 1.
  • Page 32: Adjusting From The Menu

    Adjusting from the menu 1. Press the MENU button. The menu will be displayed. 2. Press the ▶ button to select [SETUP] and press the ENTER button. The [GENERAL] tab will be highlighted. 3. Press the ▼ button. The [DIGITAL ZOOM] will be highlighted. 4.
  • Page 33: Focus

    2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Focus [M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X/M300W/M260W/M420X/M420XV] Use the FOCUS ring to obtain the best focus. Focus Ring [M350XS/M300XS/M260XS/M300WS/M260WS] Use the FOCUS lever to obtain the best focus FOCUS lever...
  • Page 34: Correcting Keystone Distortion Manually

     Correcting Keystone Distortion Manually If the screen is tilted vertically, keystone distortion becomes large. Automatic Keystone Correction (AUTO KEYSTONE) function is turned on at the time of shipment. To correct keystone distortion manually, proceed with the following steps to correct keystone distortion. NOTE: •...
  • Page 35: Adjusting With The Remote Control

    Adjusting with the remote control 1. Press the KEYSTONE button. The Keystone bar will be displayed. 2. Use the  or  button to correct the keystone distortion. Adjust so that the right and left sides are parallel. 3. Press the EXIT button. The Keystone bar will be closed.
  • Page 36: Optimizing Computer Signal Automatically

    (→ page 77, 78)  Turning Up or Down Volume (not available on M420XV) Sound level from the speaker can be adjusted. TIP: When no menus appear, the  and  buttons on the projector cabinet work as a volume control. NOTE: •...
  • Page 37: Turning Off The Projector

    • You cannot turn off the power for 60 seconds immediately after turning it on and displaying an image. • Do not disconnect the AC power supply to the projector within 10 seconds of making adjustment or setting changes and closing the menu.
  • Page 38: After Use

    NOTE: • When placing the projector in the soft case, retract the tilt foot and the rear feet. Failure to do so may case damage to the projec- tor. • The M420X, M420XV, M350XS, M300XS, M260XS, M300WS, and M260WS do not come with a soft case.
  • Page 39: Convenient Features

    Press the AV-MUTE button to turn off the image and sound for a short period of time. Press again to restore the image and sound. The projector's power-saving function will work 10 seconds after the im- age is turned off.
  • Page 40: Changing Eco Mode/checking Energy-saving Effect

    • Each time the ECO button is pressed, the choices will be changed: OFF → AUTO ECO → ECO1 (→ ECO2) → OFF • When the projector is in ECO mode, the LAMP indicator will light green. TIP: • The leaf symbol at the bottom of the menu shows the current selection of ECO mode.
  • Page 41: Checking Energy-saving Effect [carbon Meter]

    • The lamp life remaining and lamp hours used can be checked in [USAGE TIME]. Select [INFO.] →[USAGE TIME]. • The projector is always in [ECO1]* for 90 seconds after the lamp is turned on and while the POWER indicator is blinking blue.
  • Page 42: Preventing The Unauthorized Use Of The Projector [security]

     Preventing the Unauthorized Use of the Projector [SECURITY] A keyword can be set for your projector using the Menu to avoid operation by an unauthorized user. When a keyword is set, turning on the projector will display the Keyword input screen. Unless the correct keyword is entered, the pro- jector cannot project an image.
  • Page 43 To turn on the projector when [SECURITY] is enabled: 1. Press the POWER button. The projector will be turned on and display a message to the effect that the projector is locked. 2. Press the MENU button. 3. Type in the correct keyword and press the ENTER button. The projector will display an image.
  • Page 44 To disable the SECURITY function: 1. Press the MENU button. The menu will be displayed. 2. Select [SETUP] → [INSTALLATION] → [SECURITY] and press the ENTER button. The OFF/ON menu will be displayed. 3. Select [OFF] and press the ENTER button. The SECURITY KEYWORD screen will be displayed.
  • Page 45: Using The Computer Cable (vga) To Operate The Projector (virtual Remote Tool)

    (VGA), serial cable, or LAN connection. Only via serial or LAN connection it is also used to send an image to the projector and register it as the logo data of the projector. After registering it, you can lock the logo to prevent it from changing.
  • Page 46 2.0 or later” is required. The Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 or later is available from Microsoft’s web page. Download and install the it on your computer. • Logo data (graphics) that can be sent to the projector with Virtual Remote Tool has the following restrictions: (Only via serial or LAN connection) - File size: 64 KB or less - Image size (resolution): Horizontal 699 dots ×...
  • Page 47 TIP: If the menu window will not be displayed, try the following procedure. For Windows 7 1. Click “start” on Windows. 2. Click “All Programs” → “Accessories” → “Run”. 3. Type your CD-ROM drive name (example: “Q:\”) and “LAUNCHER.EXE” in “Name”. (example: Q:\ LAUNCHER.EXE) 4.
  • Page 48 Follow the instructions on the screens to complete the uninstallation. Step 2: Connect the projector to the computer 1 Use the supplied computer cable (VGA) to connect the COMPUTER 1 IN connector of the projector directly with the monitor output connector of the computer.
  • Page 49 • Double-click the shortcut icon Start from the Start menu • Click [Start] → [All Programs] or [Programs] → [NEC Projector User Supportware] → [Virtual Remote Tool] → [Virtual Remote Tool]. When Virtual Remote Tool starts for the first time, “Easy Setup” window will be displayed.
  • Page 50 The Help screen will be displayed. • Displaying the help file using the Start Menu. 1. Click “Start”.“All programs” or “Programs”.“NEC Projector User Supportware”.“Virtual Remote Tool”. and then “Virtual Remote Tool Help” in this order. The Help screen will be displayed.
  • Page 51: Operating Your Computer's Mouse Functions From The Projector's Remote Control Via The Usb Cable (remote Mouse Function)

    USB cable if it is repeatedly connected and disconnected in rapid intervals. NOTE: • Connect the projector to the computer with a USB cable after starting the computer. Failure to so may fail to start the computer. Operating your computer’s mouse from the remote control You can operate your computer’s mouse from the remote control.
  • Page 52: (usb Display)

    • To make USB DISPLAY available on Windows XP, the Windows user account must have “Administrator” privilege. • USB Display uses functions of Image Express Utility Lite contained on NEC Projector CD-ROM (→ page 53). Starting USB Display, however, will not install Image Express Utility Lite on your computer. This is because USB Display executes the projector's program only.
  • Page 53 * The HTTP Server cannot be selected when a USB cable is connected� (Exit) ���������� Exit Image Express Utility Lite� You can also turn off the projector at the same time� (Help) ����������� Displays the help of Image Express Utility Lite�...
  • Page 54: Controlling The Projector By Using An Http Browser

    Should this happen, wait a moment and repeat. If you still can’t get any response, turn off and back on the projec- tor. • If the PROJECTOR NETWORK SETTINGS screen does not appear in the web browser, press the Ctrl+F5 keys to refresh your web browser (or clear the cache).
  • Page 55: Handling Of The Address For Operation Via A Browser

    IP address of the projector has been set in the “HOSTS” file of the computer being used. Example 1: When the host name of the projector has been set to “pj.nec.co.jp”, access is gained to the network setting by specifying http://pj.nec.co.jp/index.html...
  • Page 56 SHARPNESS  ����� Increases the sharpness adjustment value� SHARPNESS  ����� Decreases the sharpness adjustment value� • The functions that can be controlled will vary depending on the signal being input to the projector. (→ page SOURCE SELECT: This switches the input connector of the projector.
  • Page 57: Network Settings

    Select a channel. Available channels vary depending on the country and region. When you select [INFRASTRUCTURE], make sure that the projector and your access point are on the same channel; when you select [AD HOC], make sure that the projector and your computer are on the same channel.
  • Page 58 • NAME PROJECTOR NAME Enter a name for your projector so that your computer can identify the projector. A projector name must be 16 characters or less. TIP: Projector name will not be affected even when [RESET] is done from the menu.
  • Page 59 When using a device that supports AMX Device Discovery, all AMX NetLinx control system will rec- ognize the device and download the appropriate Device Discovery Module from an AMX server. Placing a checkmark will enable detecting the projector from AMX Device Discovery. Clearing a checkmark will disable detecting the projector from AMX Device Discovery.
  • Page 60: Controlling The Projector Over A Lan (pc Control Utility Pro 4)

     Controlling the Projector over a LAN (PC Control Utility Pro 4) Using the utility software “PC Control Utility Pro 4” included on the companion NEC Projector CD-ROM, the projector can be controlled from a computer over a LAN. Control Functions Power On/Off, signal selection, picture freeze, picture mute, audio mute*, adjusting, error message notification, event schedule.
  • Page 61 TIP: If the menu window will not be displayed, try the following procedure. For Windows 7: 1. Click “start” on Windows. 2. Click “All Programs” → “Accessories” → “Run”. 3. Type your CD-ROM drive name (example: “Q:\”) and “LAUNCHER.EXE” in “Name”. (example: Q:\ LAUNCHER.EXE) 4.
  • Page 62 Wireless LAN (Optional: NP02LM series)” (→ page 111) and “9. Controlling the Projector by Using an HTTP Browser” (→ page 44) Step 3: Start PC Control Utility Pro 4 Click “Start” → “All programs” or “Programs” → “NEC Projector User Supportware” → “PC Control Utility Pro 4” → “PC Control Utility Pro 4”. NOTE: •...
  • Page 63: Projecting Your Computer's Screen Image From The Projector Over A Lan

    LAN (Image Express Utility Lite) Using Image Express Utility Lite contained on the supplied NEC Projector CD-ROM allows you to send the computer’s screen image to the projector over a USB cable or a wired or wireless LAN.
  • Page 64 HTTP Browser” (→ page 44) Step 3: Start Image Express Utility Lite. 1. On Windows, click “Start” → “All programs” → “NEC Projector UserSupportware” → “Image Express Utility Lite” → “Image Express Utility Lite”. Image Express Utility Lite will start.
  • Page 65 The Help screen will be displayed. • Displaying the help file using the Start Menu. Click “Start” → “All programs” or “Programs” → “NEC Projector User Supportware” → “Image Express Utility Lite” → “Image Express Utility Lite Help”. The Help screen will be displayed.
  • Page 66: Projecting An Image From An Angle

    For a video cable or LAN connection, install and start Image Express Utility Lite in your computer beforehand. (→ page 43) Preparation: Adjust the projector position or the zoom so that the projected image can cover the whole screen area. 1. Click the “...
  • Page 67 ” button on the control window to exit the GCT. TIP: • After performing the 4-point correction, you can save the 4-point correction data to the projector by clicking “File” → “Writing to the projector…” on the “4-point Correction” screen.
  • Page 68: Using The Viewer

    When a commercially available USB memory that stores image files is inserted into the USB port (Type A) of the projector, the Viewer allows you to view the image files on the USB memory. Even if no computer is available, presentations can be conducted simply with the projector.
  • Page 69 • The USB port of the projector does not support USB hub. • The following operations by using the buttons on the projector are not possible when the VIEWER screen such as the slide screen and the thumbnail screen is displayed.
  • Page 70: ❷ Projecting Images Stored In A Usb Memory Device

    2. Insert the USB memory into the USB port of the projec- tor. • Do not remove the USB memory from the projector while it’s LED flashes. Doing so may corrupt the data. 3. Press the SOURCE button on the projector cabinet.
  • Page 71 4. Press the ENTER button. The thumbnail screen will be displayed. (→ page 63) 5. Use the ▲▼◀ or ▶ button to select an icon. • The → (arrow) symbol on the right indicates there are more pages. pressing the PAGE ▽ (page down) button will show the next page: pressing the PAGE △...
  • Page 72: Exiting The Viewer

    Make sure that the LED on the USB memory is not flashing before removing the USB memory. NOTE: If you remove the USB memory from the projector with a slide displayed, the projector may not operate correctly. If this happens, turn off the projector and unplug the power cord.
  • Page 73 • The maximum number of image files or folders within one page is different depending on the model. M350X, M300X, M260X, M230X, M420X, M420XV, M350XS, M300XS, and M260XS are 5 by 4 M300W, M260W, M300WS, and M260WS are 6 by 4 The cursor is used to select (highlight) the folder or image file by using ▲▼◀▶...
  • Page 74: Using The Toolbar

    Using the toolbar 1. Press the MENU button. The toolbar will be displayed. The SOURCE screen will be displayed as Viewer connection screen. 2. Use the ◀ or ▶ button to select an item and use the ▲ or ▼ button to select its available option. When the cursor is placed, the selected item will be changed to yellow.
  • Page 75 Closes the menu and starts the slideshow from the highlighted item. Closes the menu and displays the image in its actual size. Closes the menu and displays the image in the projector’s maximum reso- lution. Close the menu and rotate the image 90°clockwise Close the menu and rotate the image 90°counter clockwise...
  • Page 76: Converting Powerpoint Files To Slides (viewer Ppt Converter 3.0)

     Converting PowerPoint files to Slides (Viewer PPT Converter 3.0) Using Viewer PPT Converter 3.0 contained on the supplied NEC Projector CD-ROM allows you to convert Power- Point files into JPEG files. Converted JPEG files can be saved to a USB memory. When the USB memory inserted into the projector, these JPEG files can be displayed with the viewer function of the projector without connecting a computer.
  • Page 77 When Viewer PPT Converter 3.0 has been installed, once start Viewer PPT Converter 3.0 once with the privilege used for installation. Then exit from Viewer PPT Converter 3.0 without doing anything. • Starting Click Window’s [Start] → [All Programs] → [NEC Projector User Supportware] → [Viewer PPT Converter 3.0] → [Viewer PPT Converter 3.0], in that order. NOTE: When installing Viewer PPT Converter 3.0 onto a personal computer that has PowerPoint installed, Viewer PPT Converter 3.0 is...
  • Page 78 Converting PowerPoint files and saving them to a USB memory 1. Insert the USB memory into the USB port of the computer. 2. On Windows, click “Start” → “All programs” → “NEC Projector UserSupportware” → “Viewer PPT Converter 3.0” → “Viewer PPT Converter 3.0”.
  • Page 79: Using On-screen Menu

    3. Press the ENTER button on the remote control or the projector cabinet to highlight the top item or the first tab. 4. Use the  buttons on the remote control or the projector cabinet to select the item you want to adjust or set.
  • Page 80: Menu Elements

     Menu Elements Available buttons Source Highlight Wireless symbol ECO mode symbol High Altitude symbol Thermometer symbol Key Lock symbol Menu windows or dialog boxes typically have the following elements: Highlight �����������������������������Indicates the selected menu or item� Solid triangle ����������������������Indicates further choices are available� A highlighted triangle indicates the item is active� Tab ��������������������������������������Indicates a group of features in a dialog box�...
  • Page 81: List Of Menu Items

    DYNAMIC, NATURAL, BLACK DETAIL LARGE, MEDIUM, SMALL 5000, 6500, 7800, 8500, 9300, 10500 OFF, ON STILL, MOVIE 0[%], 5[%], 10[%] M420X/M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X/M420XV/M350XS/M300XS/ M260XS: AUTO, 4:3, 16:9, 15:9, 16:10, WIDE ZOOM, NATIVE M300W/M260W/M300WS/M260WS: AUTO, 4:3, 16:9, 15:9, 16:10, LETTERBOX, NATIVE (Not available on M300W/M260W/M300WS/M260WS) 80–100%...
  • Page 82 CONTROL ID NUMBER CONTROL ID NORMAL AUTO COMPUTER1 RGB/COMPONENT COMPUTER2 RGB/COMPONENT VIDEO AUTO S-VIDEO AUTO M420X/M350X/M300X/ M260X/M230X/M420XV/ M350XS/M300XS/ M260XS: OFF M300W/M260W/ M300WS/M260WS: ON VIDEO LEVEL AUTO AUDIO SELECT* HDMI NORMAL LAST ENABLE DHCP: ON AUTO DNS: ON EASY CONNECTION DISABLE, EASY CONNECTION, PROFILE1, PROFILE2 5.
  • Page 83: Menu Descriptions & Functions [source]

    5. Using On-Screen Menu  Menu Descriptions & Functions [SOURCE] COMPUTER 1 and 2 Selects the computer connected to your COMPUTER 1 or COMPUTER 2 input connector signal. NOTE: When the component input signal is connected to the COMPUTER 1 IN or COMPUTER 2 IN connector, select [COMPUTER 1] or [COMPUTER 2] respectively.
  • Page 84: Menu Descriptions & Functions [adjust]

     Menu Descriptions & Functions [ADJUST] [PICTURE] [PRESET] This function allows you to select optimized settings for your projected image. You can adjust neutral tint for yellow, cyan or magenta. There are seven factory presets optimized for various types of images. You can also use [DETAIL SETTINGS] to set user adjustable settings to customize each gamma or color.
  • Page 85 [GENERAL] Storing Your Customized Settings [REFERENCE] This function allows you to store your customized settings in [PRESET 1] to [PRESET 7]. First, select a base preset mode from [REFERENCE], then set [GAMMA CORRECTION] and [COLOR TEMPERA- TURE]. HIGH-BRIGHT �������� Recommended for use in a brightly lit room� PRESENTATION �����...
  • Page 86 [CONTRAST] Adjusts the intensity of the image according to the incoming signal. [BRIGHTNESS] Adjusts the brightness level or the back raster intensity. [SHARPNESS] Controls the detail of the image. [COLOR] Increases or decreases the color saturation level. [HUE] Varies the color level from +/− green to +/− blue. The red level is used as reference. Input signal COMPUTER/HDMI (RGB) COMPUTER/HDMI (COMPONENT)
  • Page 87: [image Options]

    [IMAGE OPTIONS] Adjusting Clock and Phase [CLOCK/PHASE] This allows you to manually adjust CLOCK and PHASE. CLOCK ������������������� Use this item to fine tune the computer image or to remove any vertical banding that might appear� This function adjusts the clock frequencies that eliminate the horizontal banding in the image� This adjustment may be necessary when you connect your computer for the first time�...
  • Page 88 Adjusting Horizontal/Vertical Position [HORIZONTAL/VERTICAL] Adjusts the image location horizontally and vertically. NOTE: The [HORIZONTAL] and [VERTICAL] items are not available for VIDEO, S-VIDEO, HDMI, VIEWER, NETWORK, and USB DISPLAY. - An image can be distorted during the adjustment of [CLOCK] and [PHASE]. This is not malfunction. - The adjustments for [CLOCK], [PHASE], [HORIZONTAL], and [VERTICAL] will be stored in memory for the current signal.
  • Page 89 NOTE: • When a non-computer signal is displayed, the [NATIVE] is not available. • When a signal with a higher resolution than the projector’s native resolution is displayed, [NATIVE] is not available. Resolution Aspect Ratio 640 ×...
  • Page 90 Sample image when the appropriate aspect ratio is automatically determined M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X/M420X/M420XV/M350XS/M300XS/M260XS [Computer signal] Aspect ratio of incoming signal Sample image when the appro- priate aspect ratio is automati- cally determined [Video signal] Aspect ratio of incoming signal Sample image when the as-...
  • Page 91: Menu Descriptions & Functions [setup]

    This feature allows you to electronically fine adjust the image size on the screen. Use the ◀ or ▶ button to large or reduce the projected image. TIP: To adjust the projected image size roughly, move the projector away or closer to the screen. To fine adjust the zoom, use the [DIGITAL ZOOM] function. (→ page 21) Enabling Auto Keystone [AUTO KEYSTONE] This feature allows the projector to detect its tilt and correct vertical distortion automatically.
  • Page 92 5. Using On-Screen Menu Using the Wall Color Correction [WALL COLOR] This function allows for quick adaptive color correction in applications where the screen material is not white. NOTE: Selecting [WHITEBOARD] reduces lamp brightness. Setting Eco Mode [ECO MODE] The ECO MODE increases lamp life, while lowering power consumption and cutting down on CO emissions.
  • Page 93: [menu]

    • To cancel the preset time, set [OFF] for the preset time or turn off the power. • When the remaining time reaches 3 minutes before the projector is turned off, the [THE PROJECTOR WILL TURN OFF WITHIN 3 MINUTES] message will be displayed on the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 94 Selecting Menu Display Time [DISPLAY TIME] This option allows you to select how long the projector waits after the last touch of a button to turn off the menu. The preset choices are [MANUAL], [AUTO 5 SEC], [AUTO 15 SEC], and [AUTO 45 SEC]. The [AUTO 45 SEC] is the fac- tory preset.
  • Page 95: [installation]

    NOTE: • This CONTROL PANEL LOCK does not affect the remote control functions. • When the control panel is locked, pressing and holding the EXIT button on the projector cabinet for about 10 seconds will change the setting to [OFF].
  • Page 96 NOTE: • When [ON] is selected for [CONTROL ID], the projector cannot be operated by using the remote control that does not support the CONTROL ID function. (In this case the buttons on the projector cabinet can be used.) •...
  • Page 97: [options(1)]

    • Using the projector at altitudes approximately 5500 feet/1600 meters or higher without setting to [HIGH ALTITUDE] can cause the projector to overheat and the protector could shut down. If this happens, wait a couple minutes and turn on the projector.
  • Page 98 DVD player. Normally select [RGB/COMPONENT] and the projector auto- matically detects a component signal. However there may be some component signals that the projector is unable to detect. If this is the case, select [COMPONENT].
  • Page 99: [options(2)]

    Enabling Auto Power On [AUTO POWER ON(AC)] Turns the projector on automatically when the power cord is inserted into an active power outlet. This eliminates the need to always use the POWER button on the remote control or projector cabinet.
  • Page 100 • To enable the AUTO POWER ON (COMP1) after turning off the projector, wait 3 seconds and input a computer signal. If a computer signal is still present when the projector is turned off, the AUTO POWER ON (COMP1) will not work and the projector remains in standby mode.
  • Page 101: Setting Up The Projector For A Wired Lan Connection [wired Lan]

    Setting up the Projector for a Wired LAN Connection [WIRED LAN] Important • Consult with your network administrator about these settings. • When using a wired LAN connection, connect a LAN cable (Ethernet cable) to the LAN port (RJ-45) of the projec- tor.
  • Page 102: Setting Up The Projector For A Wireless Lan Connection (with The Optional Usb Wireless Lan Unit Equipped) [wireless Lan]

    Setting up the Projector for a Wireless LAN Connection (with the optional USB Wireless LAN Unit equipped) [WIRELESS LAN] Important • Consult with your network administrator about these settings. • When using a wireless LAN connection, attach the optional USB Wireless LAN to the projector. (→ page 111) [PROFILE] [DISABLE] [EASY CONNECTION]...
  • Page 103 To recall LAN settings stored in the profile number: Use [PROFILE 1] or [PROFILE 2] set on the HTTP server, from the projector’ menu, select [SETUP] → [WIRELESS LAN] → [PROFILE] → [PROFILE 1] or [PROFILE 2]. Last select [OK] and press the ENTER button. (→ page 92) To connect a DHCP server: From the projector menu, select [SETUP] →...
  • Page 104: Menu Descriptions & Functions [info.]

    The message to the effect that the lamp or the filters should be replaced will be displayed for one minute when the projector is turned on and when the POWER button on the projector or the remote control is pressed.
  • Page 105: [source]

    [SOURCE] [SOURCE NAME] [HORIZONTAL FREQUENCY] [SIGNAL TYPE] [SYNC TYPE] [SCAN TYPE] [WIRED LAN] [IP ADDRESS] [SUBNET MASK] [GATEWAY] [MAC ADDRESS] [WIRELESS LAN] [IP ADDRESS] [SUBNET MASK] [GATEWAY] [MAC ADDRESS] [SSID] [NETWORK TYPE] [WEP/WPA] [CHANNEL] [SIGNAL LEVEL] [SOURCE INDEX] [VERTICAL FREQUENCY] [VIDEO TYPE] [SYNC POLARITY] 5.
  • Page 106: [version]

    5. Using On-Screen Menu [VERSION] [FIRMWARE] Version [DATA] Version [OTHERS] [PROJECTOR NAME] [MODEL NO.] [SERIAL NUMBER] [LAN UNIT TYPE] [CONTROL ID] (when [CONTROL ID] is set)
  • Page 107: Menu Descriptions & Functions [reset]

    NOTE: Elapsed time of the lamp use will not be affected even when [RESET] is done from the menu. NOTE: The projector will turn off and go into standby mode when you continue to use the projector for another 100 hours after the lamp has reached the end of its life.
  • Page 108: Installation And Connections

    25" (0.64 m) measured diagonally when the projector is roughly 35 inches (0.9 m) from the wall or screen. The largest the image can be is 300" (7.6 m) when the projector is about 435 inches (11.0 m) from the wall or screen.
  • Page 109 25" (0.64 m) measured diagonally when the projector is roughly 34 inches (0.9 m) from the wall or screen. The largest the image can be is 300" (7.6 m) when the projector is about 434 inches (11.0 m) from the wall or screen.
  • Page 110 [M350XS/M300XS/M260XS] The further your projector is from the screen or wall, the larger the image. The minimum size the image can be is ap- proximately 60" (1.52 m) measured diagonally when the projector is 23 inches (0.57 m) from the wall or screen. The largest the image can be is 110"...
  • Page 111: Throw Distance And Screen Size

    Throw Distance and Screen Size The following shows the proper relative positions of the projector and screen. Refer to the table to determine the position of installation. Distance Chart α [M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X] Screen Size Diagonal Width Height inch inch inch 1016...
  • Page 112 [M300W/M260W] Screen Size Diagonal Width Height inch inch inch 1016 1524 1292 1829 1551 2032 1723 2134 1809 2286 1939 2540 2154 3048 2585 3810 3231 4572 3877 5080 4308 5334 4523 6096 5169 6858 5816 7620 6462 [M350XS/M300XS/M260XS] Screen Size Diagonal Width Height...
  • Page 113 Using a mirror to reflect your projector’s image enables you to enjoy a much larger image when a smaller space is required. Contact your NEC dealer if you need a mirror system. If you’re using a mirror system and your image is inverted, use the MENU and ...
  • Page 114: Making Connections

    Usually, the combination of the “Fn” key along with one of the 12 function keys gets the external display to come on or off. For example, NEC laptops use Fn + F3, while Dell laptops use Fn + F8 key combinations to toggle through external display selections.
  • Page 115 This is because the projector will process a video signal as a computer signal at the default setting. In that case, do the following. * When an image is displayed with the lower and upper black portion of the screen or a dark image is not displayed correctly: Project an image to fill the screen and then press the AUTO ADJ.
  • Page 116: Connecting An External Monitor

    Connecting an External Monitor M420XV MONITOR OUT (COMP. 1) AUDIO You can connect a separate, external monitor to your projector to simultaneously view on a monitor the computer analog image you’re projecting. NOTE: • Daisy chain connection is not possible.
  • Page 117: Connecting Your Dvd Player Or Other Av Equipment

    M420XV VIDEO IN S-VIDEO IN S-Video cable (not supplied) Video cable (not supplied) • Select the source name for its appropriate input connector after turning on the projector. Input connector VIDEO IN S-VIDEO IN NOTE: • The AUDIO IN L and R jacks (RCA) are shared between the Video and S-Video inputs.
  • Page 118: Connecting Component Input

    A component signal will be automatically displayed. If not, from the menu, select [SETUP] → [OPTIONS(1)] → [SIGNAL SELECT] → [COMPUTER1] or [COMPUTER2], and then place a check mark in the Component radio button. • Select the source name for its appropriate input connector after turning on the projector. Input connector COMPUTER 1 IN COMPUTER 2 IN NOTE: Refer to your DVD player’s owner’s manual for more information about your DVD player’s video output requirements.
  • Page 119: Connecting Hdmi Input

    For more information on settings, refer to the instruction manual of the audio video equipment to be connected. • When connecting the HDMI IN connector of the projector to the DVD player, the projector’s video level can be made settings in accordance with the DVD player’s video level. In the menu select [HDMI SETTINGS] → [VIDEO LEVEL] and make necessary settings.
  • Page 120: Connecting To A Wired Lan

    The projector comes standard with a LAN port (RJ-45) which provides a LAN connection using a LAN cable. To use a LAN connection, you are required to set the LAN on the projector menu. Select [SETUP] → [WIRED LAN]. (→ page 91).
  • Page 121: Connecting To A Wireless Lan (optional: Np02lm Series)

    • Always insert or remove the USB Wireless LAN unit when the main power is turned off. Failure to do so may cause projector malfunction or damage to the USB wireless LAN unit. If the projector will not work correctly, turn off the projector, disconnect the power cord, and then connect it again.
  • Page 122 Prepare a Phillips screw driver beforehand. 1. Press the POWER button to turn off the projector and set it into standby condition, and disconnect the power cord. 2. Remove the USB (LAN) port cover. Loosen the screw securing the port cover.
  • Page 123 Example of wireless LAN connection (Network Type → Infrastructure) USB Wireless LAN Unit Wireless access point Use the HTTP server function to make the settings. (→ page 44) Example of wireless LAN connection (Network Type → Ad Hoc) USB Wireless LAN Unit PC with wireless LAN card inserted To enable direct communication (i.e., peer-to-peer) between personal computers and projectors, you need to...
  • Page 124: Attaching The Optional Cable Cover (np01cv)

    Phillips screwdriver (plus-head) 1. Align two tabs on the outside of the cable cover with grooves of the projector and push the top end. • At the same time two tabs on the inside of the cable cover will be engaged in the responding grooves of the projector.
  • Page 125: Maintenance

    NOTE: The message for filter cleaning will be displayed for one minute after the projector is turned on or off. When the message is displayed, clean the filters. The time to clean the filters is set to [OFF] at time of shipment.
  • Page 126 From the menu, select [RESET] → [CLEAR FILTER HOURS]. (→ page 97) The interval time to clean the filters is set to [OFF] at time of shipment. When using the projector as it is, you do not clear the filter usage Groove 7.
  • Page 127 [M420X/M420XV/M350XS/M300XS/M260XS/M300WS/ M260WS] 1. Push up the buttons on the left and right to release the filter unit and pull it out. 2. Remove the filter unit by pulling out the tab. 3. Remove the four filters. (1) Turn the filter unit over and pull out the two soft accordion filters (large and small).
  • Page 128 From the menu, select [RESET] → [CLEAR FILTER HOURS]. (→ page 97) The interval time to clean the filters is set to [OFF] at time of shipment. When using the projector as it is, you do not clear the filter usage 7. Maintenance...
  • Page 129: Cleaning The Lens

    • Clogged ventilation slits may cause a rise in the internal temperature of the projector, resulting in malfunction. • Do not scratch or hit the cabinet with your fingers or any hard objects •...
  • Page 130: Replacing The Lamp And The Filters

    Do not touch them as the pieces of glass may cause injury. If this happens, contact your NEC dealer for lamp replacement.
  • Page 131 To replace the lamp: 1. Remove the lamp cover. (1)Loosen the lamp cover screw • The lamp cover screw is not removable. (2)Push and slide the lamp cover off. [M420X/M420XV/M350XS/ M300XS/M260XS/M300WS/ M260WS] 2. Remove the lamp housing. (1)Loosen the two screws securing the lamp housing until the phillips screwdriver goes into a freewheeling condi- tion.
  • Page 132 This completes the lamp replacement. Go on to the filter replacement. NOTE: When you continue to use the projector for another 100 hours after the lamp has reached the end of its life, the projector cannot turn on and the menu is not displayed.
  • Page 133 • Do not wash the filters with soap and water. Soap and water will damage the filter membrane. • Put filters into place. Incorrect attachment of a filter may cause dust and dirt to get into the inside of the projector.
  • Page 134 Align the filter unit with the filter cover and push the protrusions into place. • Make sure all six mounting points are aligned properly. 5. Put the filter unit back to the projector cabinet. Insert two catches of the tip of the filter unit into the groove of the cabinet.
  • Page 135 For standard and short-throw models [M420X/M420XV/M350XS/M300XS/M260XS/M300WS/M260WS] 1. Push up the buttons on the left and right to release the filter unit and pull it out. Filter cover 2. Remove the filter unit by pulling out the tab. Filter unit 3. Remove the four filters. (1) Turn the filter unit over and pull out the two soft accordion filters (large and small).
  • Page 136 To clear the lamp usage hours and the filter usage hours: 1. Place the projector where you use it. 2. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet, and then turn on the projector. 3. Clear the lamp usage hours and the filter usage hours.
  • Page 137: Appendix

    • Unplug the power cord after the cooling fans stop. • Move the projector to a cooler location if the room where you are presenting is particularly too warm. • Clean the ventilation holes if they are clogged with dust.
  • Page 138: Common Problems & Solutions

    • Check to see if you continue to use the projector for another 100 hours after the lamp has reached the end of its life� If so, replace the lamp� After replacing the lamp, reset the lamp hours used� (→ page 120) •...
  • Page 139: If There Is No Picture, Or The Picture Is Not Displayed Correctly

    “Fn” key along with one of the 12 function keys gets the external display to come on or off. For example, NEC laptops use Fn + F3, while Dell laptops use Fn + F8 key combinations to toggle through external display selections.
  • Page 140: Specifications

     Specifications This section provides technical information about projector’s performance. Model Number M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X/M300W/M260W Optical M350X LCD Panel 0.63 inch LCD with Micro Lens Array (Aspect Ratio 4:3) Resolution* 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) Lens Manual zoom and focus Zoom Ratio = 1.7 F1.7–2.1 f = 17.5–29.0 mm...
  • Page 141 HDCP community (Digital Content Protection, LLC). *5 An image with higher or lower resolution than the projector’s native resolution (M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X: 1024 × 768 / M300W/M260W: 1280 × 800) will be displayed with Advanced AccuBlend.
  • Page 142 Model Number M420X/M420XV Optical LCD Panel 0.63 inch LCD with Micro Lens Array (Aspect Ratio 4:3) Resolution* 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) Lens Manual zoom and focus Zoom Ratio = 1.7 F1.7–2.0 f = 19.8–23.7 mm Lamp 265 W AC (195 W in ECO1) Light Output* 4200 lumens...
  • Page 143 Digital Visual Interface (DVI). If you are unable to view material via the HDMI input, this does not necessarily mean the projector is not functioning properly. With the implementation of HDCP, there may be cases in which certain content is protected with HDCP and might not be displayed due to the decision/intention of the HDCP community (Digital Content Protection, LLC).
  • Page 144 Model Number M350XS/M300XS/M260XS/M300WS/M260WS Optical M350XS LCD Panel 0.63 inch LCD with Micro Lens Array (Aspect Ratio 4:3) Resolution* 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) Lens Digital zoom and manual focus Digital Zoom Ratio = 1.2 F2.0 f = 6.4 mm Lamp 265 W AC (195 W in ECO1) Light Output*...
  • Page 145 Digital Visual Interface (DVI). If you are unable to view material via the HDMI input, this does not necessarily mean the projector is not functioning properly. With the implementation of HDCP, there may be cases in which certain content is protected with HDCP and might not be displayed due to the decision/intention of the HDCP community (Digital Content Protection, LLC).
  • Page 146: Cabinet Dimensions

     Cabinet Dimensions [M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X/M300W/M260W] Unit: mm (inch) 339 (13.4) 100 (3.9) Lens center 175 (6.9) 200 (7.9) 8. Appendix 99 (3.9) Lens center Holes for ceiling mount...
  • Page 147 8. Appendix [M420X/M420XV] Unit: mm (inch) 398 (15.7) 134 (5.3) Lens center Lens center 24 (0.9) 175 (6.9) Holes for ceiling mount 200 (7.9) 29 (1.1)
  • Page 148 8. Appendix [M350XS/M300XS/M260XS/M300WS/M260WS] Unit: mm (inch) 398 (15.7) 134 (5.3) Lens center Lens center 24 (0.9) 175 (6.9) Holes for ceiling mount 200 (7.9) 29 (1.1)
  • Page 149: Pin Assignments Of D-sub Computer Input Connector

     Pin Assignments of D-Sub COMPUTER Input Connector Mini D-Sub 15 Pin Connector 11 12 13 14 15 Signal Level Video signal : 0.7Vp-p (Analog) Sync signal : TTL level Pin No. RGB Signal (Analog) Green or Sync on Green Blue Ground Ground...
  • Page 150: Compatible Input Signal List

    PAL60 SECAM NOTE: • An image with higher or lower resolution than the projector’s native resolution (M350X/M300X/M260X/M230X/M420X/M420XV/ M350XS/M300XS/M260XS: 1024 × 768 / M300W/M260W/M300WS/M260WS: 1280 × 800) will be displayed with Advanced AccuBlend. • Sync on Green and Composite sync signals are not supported.
  • Page 151: Pc Control Codes And Cable Connection

    NOTE 2: Jumper “Request to Send” and “Clear to Send” together on both ends of the cable to simplify cable connection. NOTE 3: For long cable runs it is recommended to set communication speed within projector menus to 9600 bps.
  • Page 152: Troubleshooting Check List

    Video and Audio No image is displayed from your PC or video equipment to the projector� Still no image even though you connect the projector to the PC first, then start the PC� Enabling your notebook PC’s signal output to the projector�...
  • Page 153  Sync on Green STATUS Indicator: Steady light  Orange  Green Flashing light Remote control model number: Projector Signal cable NEC standard or other manufacturer’s cable? Model number: Length: Distribution amplifier Model number: Switcher Model number: Adapter Model number:...
  • Page 154: Travelcare Guide

    8. Appendix  TravelCare Guide TravelCare - a service for international travelers This product is eligible for “TravelCare”, NEC’s unique international warranty and repair service. For more information on TravelCare service, visit our website (in English only). http://www.nec-display.com/dl/en/pj_support/travel_care.html  TCO Certification Some models in this product family are TCO certified.
  • Page 155 © NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. 2010–2011 7N951543...

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