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Welcome ® he PowerLite 1700c/1710c is an easy-to-use projector that weighs less than 4 pounds. The projector offers up to 2700 lumens (1710c) or 2200 lumens (1700c) of brightness. You can connect it to a wide range of computers and video sources. Easy setup, control, and security: ■...
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Epson; see below. To receive a component video signal from a VCR or other video device, you’ll need an HD15 to component video cable. You can purchase one from Epson; see below. Remote control and 2 AAA batteries...
Optional Accessories To enhance your use of the projector, Epson provides the following optional accessories: Product Replacement lamp Air filter replacement set (2 filters) Universal ceiling mount False ceiling plate Security bracket/cabling for gyro lock mounts Adjustable ceiling channel Suspension adapter ®...
Displaying and Adjusting the Image hether you’re presenting from a computer or video equipment, you need to follow some basic steps to display your image on the screen. Follow the guidelines in this chapter for: Positioning the projector ■ ■ Turning the projector on and selecting the image source ■...
Positioning the Projector note You can mount the projector If the projector isn’t already installed in the room you’re using, you’ll on the ceiling, or place it probably want to place it on a table in front of the screen, as shown. behind a translucent screen This lets you stand in the front of the room, face the audience, and for rear projection.
(see page 17). note After positioning the projector, you may want to connect a Kensington ® MicroSaver anti-theft device to the lock port on the projector. You can purchase this from Epson; see page 11 Screen Displaying and Adjusting the Image...
Follow these steps to turn on the projector: note To shut down the projector, 1. Open the A/V Mute slide (lens cover). see page 23. Shutting down the projector correctly prevents premature lamp failure and possible damage from overheating. 2. Plug one end of the power cable into the projector, and the other Displaying and Adjusting the Image end into an electrical outlet.
3. Press the red P button on the remote control or on top of Power the projector. The projector beeps once and the projector warms up, then an image begins to appear. When the light stops flashing and remains green, the projector is Power ready for use.
Troubleshooting Display Problems Follow these guidelines if you’re having trouble displaying an image. You Can’t Project an Image If you don’t see the image you are trying to project, try the following: ■ ■ ■ ■ The Projector and Notebook Don’t Display the Same Image If you’re projecting from a notebook, and you can’t see your image on the projection screen and on your computer at the same time, follow...
If the function key doesn’t permit you to display simultaneously ■ on both screens, you should check your monitor settings to make sure both the LCD screen and the external monitor port are enabled. From the Control Panel, open the Properties dialog box, click the .
Adjusting the Image Once you see your image, you need to make certain adjustments: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Adjusting the Height of Your Image If the image is too low on the screen, you can use the front adjustable foot to raise it.
Focusing and Zooming Your Image Turn the focus ring on the projector to sharpen the image. Turn the zoom ring on the projector to reduce or enlarge the image. Focus Zoom If the image still isn’t large enough, you may need to move the projector farther away from the screen.
Using Keystone Correction To adjust your image when it is wider on the top or bottom, do the following: ■ note The image will be slightly smaller after adjusting. If it’s important to maintain the correct aspect ratio, use the menu system to perform keystone correction, then use the remote’s button...
Correcting Computer Images If you’re connected to a computer and the image doesn’t look right, press the button on the remote control or the Auto the projector. This automatically resets the projector’s tracking, sync, resolution, and position settings. If the button doesn’t correct the problem, you may need to Auto adjust the tracking or sync using the projector’s Signal menu.
3. Press the P note You can set the projector to automatically turn off the projector lamp and enter “sleep mode” when it has not received any signals for 30 minutes. This conserves electricity, cools the projector, and extends the 4.
Using the Remote Control presentation. All of them can be accessed using the remote control, which lets you operate the projector from anywhere in the room—up to 20 feet away. You can use the remote control to adjust the picture and sound note (page 27) or as a pointer to highlight your presentation (page 32).
Using the Remote Control note If a button is pressed longer Follow these tips for using the remote control: than 30 seconds, the remote ■ control stops operating to conserve power. When you release the button, normal ■ operation resumes. ■...
Controlling the Picture and Sound You can use the remote control to preview and select your picture sources, temporarily turn off the picture and sound, freeze the action, zoom in on the picture, and adjust the volume. Switching Between Picture Sources If your projector is connected to more than one computer and/or video source, you can switch between the different sources: The easiest way to select your source is to press the...
Turning Off the Picture and Sound You can use the the image and sound. This does the same thing as the and is useful if you want to temporarily redirect your audience’s attention. ■ ■ You can have the screen turn blue when you press the button.
Zooming Part of Your Image You can zoom in on a portion of the image using the on the remote control. 1. Press the button on the remote control. E-Zoom You see a crosshair indicating the center of the zoom-in area. 2.
Resizing Video Images You can use the an image fits into the display area. For video images, press and 16:9, (and Normal for computer images). This lets you play certain digital video images or movies recorded on certain DVDs in 16:9 widescreen format.
Operating Your Computer with the Remote Control If you connect a computer to the projector with a USB cable, as described on page 35, then select in the Extended menu (see page 58), you can use the remote control in place of your computer’s mouse. This gives you more flexibility when delivering slideshow-style presentations, since you won’t have to stand next to the computer to change slides.
Highlighting Your Presentation You can display a pointer to call out important information on the screen. If you want to customize the pointer tool, you can choose from three alternative shapes. Using the Pointer Tool 1. To activate the pointer tool, press the 2.
Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment his chapter tells you how to connect the projector to a notebook or desktop computer, and/or to video equipment, such as a VCR, DVD player, or video camera. Follow the instructions in this chapter on: Connecting to a computer ■...
Connecting to a Computer note If you connect a Windows- You can connect the projector to any computer that has a standard based computer to the video output (monitor) port, including desktop models, PC notebook projector, you may see a and notebook computers, MacBooks, PowerBooks and iBooks, and New Hardware Wizard hand-held devices.
3. When you’ve finished making any connections, see page 15 for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image. Connecting the Cable for Remote Mouse Control If you’ve connected a computer as described in this chapter (using the Computer/Component Video under the projector’s Extended menu to can use the projector’s remote control as a wireless mouse.
Connecting to Video Equipment You can connect several video sources to the projector at the same time. Before starting, look at your video equipment to determine its available video output connections: RCA connector (composite video) ■ S-Video connector ■ ■ VGA connector (RGB video) ■...
Connecting a Composite Video Source 1. Locate an RCA-style video cable (one is usually provided with your video equipment or you can purchase one from an electronics dealer). 2. Connect the cable to the yellow video output connector on your player and the yellow Video 3.
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 40 for 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see page 15 or Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment equipment or you can purchase one from Epson; see page 10). connector on the projector: S-Video instructions on connecting audio cables.
Connecting a Component Video Source You will need a component-to-VGA video cable or a component video-to-VGA adapter for this connection. You can order the component-to-VGA cable (ELPKC19) from Epson; see page 11 for more information. 1. Locate a component-to-VGA video cable or adapter.
Connecting an RGB Video Source 1. Locate the VGA computer cable provided with the projector. 2. Connect the cable to the video port on your player and the note Be sure your video player is not a component video source. If you select the wrong source, image quality may suffer.
If you have a computer connected to the blue ■ port, use a stereo mini-jack cable. Component Video If you have video equipment connected to the ■ port, use an RCA-style audio cable and the audio S-Video adapter included with the projector. 2.
Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment...
Fine-Tuning the Projector ou can use the projector’s on-screen menus to adjust the image, sound, and other features. This chapter covers the following information: ■ Using the menu system Adjusting the image ■ Adjusting signal settings ■ ■ Customizing projector features Using the projector security features ■...
Using the Menu System You can use the remote control or the projector’s control panel to access the menus and change settings. Follow these steps: 1. To display the menu screen, press the note The Network option does not appear in the 1700c/1710c menu.
4. After highlighting the option you want to adjust, use the pointer button to change the setting. In some cases, you may have to press the button to view a sub-screen for changing Enter the setting. Press the left or right side of the ■...
Adjusting the Image You can use the Image menu to adjust the brightness, sharpness, color, tint, and contrast. 1. Press the 2. Use the Fine-Tuning the Projector button on the projector or remote control and Menu select the menu. You see the Image menu screen. Image pointer button to highlight the desired option, then adjust it as needed:...
: For projecting accurate colors on a green Blackboard chalkboard (adjusts the white point). For manual color adjustment. (See below.) Customized: ■ Brightness Lightens or darkens the overall image. ■ Contrast Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas. ■ Color Saturation (video only) Adjusts the color depth of the image.
3. Select 4. Select the color axis you want to adjust and press 5. Use the 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each color axis you want to adjust. You may need to readjust the color as the lamp in your projector changes over time.
2. Use the pointer button to highlight the desired option, then adjust it as needed: ■ Auto Setup Leave this setting to automatically optimize the computer image. Turn it off if you want to save adjustments you have made to the video settings. ■...
Customizing Projector Features You can use the Settings menu to lock the buttons on the projector, adjust audio volume, and customize several other features. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ note ■ You can also adjust the volume using the remote control.
If an incorrect password is entered thirty times in succession, the user must contact Epson to unlock the projector. The default setting for the Password Protect function is these steps to turn password protection on: 1.
caution If you lose the remote 2. Use the control, you will not be able to enter the password. Keep the remote control in a safe 3. Press place at all times. 4. Select 5. When you see a message asking if you want to change the 6.
10. To enable your screen logo, select . Select and press Enter When this feature is on, the logo appears whenever you turn on the projector (if the Startup Screen menu; see page 54). It also appears when you press the A/V Mute button (if you selected the Logo Display in the Extended menu).
If you enter an incorrect password 30 times in succession, the projector remains locked and you must contact Epson to unlock it. If you have forgotten the password, contact Epson with the request code number that appears in the Password Protect Release screen for assistance.
4. Use the pointer button to select the area of the image you want to use. Then press Enter 5. When you see the message and press Enter 6. Use the arrow buttons to select a zoom rate (display size) and press Enter 7.
Choosing When to Display the Image After your image is saved, it is automatically set as the startup screen. You can also set it to display as the screen you see when there’s no signal or when you press the 1.
Customizing Power and Operation You can use the Extended menu to customize the way the projector displays images, enable quick startup, turn sleep mode on or off, and customize other projector operations. ■ Display Use this setting to turn off the display of messages, change the background color, enable logo display, or turn off the startup screen display.
■ ■ Fine-Tuning the Projector button). Enable if you want to have the projector Sleep Mode turn off automatically if it is idle (and no signal is received) for 30 minutes or when the A/V Mute Slide is Closed. Enable when you are using the projector above 4900 ft Altitude Mode (1500 m).
Maintaining the Projector the lens clean. You may also need to clean the air filter and vent. A clogged air filter or vent can block ventilation needed to cool the projector. warning The only parts you should replace are the lamp and air filter. If any Before you clean any part of other part needs replacing, contact your dealer or a qualified servicer.
Cleaning the Lens Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface. Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust. To remove dirt or smears on the lens, use lens-cleaning tissue. If necessary, moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and gently wipe the lens.
Air filter 3. If the dirt is difficult to remove or the filter is broken, replace the filter as described on page 64. Contact your dealer or call Epson at 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766) to obtain a new filter. light to stop flashing,...
■ not in use to prolong the life of the projector. ■ Contact your dealer or call Epson at 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Request part number V13H010L38. Follow these steps to replace the lamp and air filter: 1. Turn off the projector.
4. Loosen the lamp cover screw (you don’t need to remove it). Then slide the lamp cover to the side and lift it off of the projector. 5. Loosen the two screws holding the lamp in place (you can’t remove them). 6.
8. Push down the corner marked until it snaps in. PUSH 9. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws. 10. Replace the lamp cover, then tighten its screw. 11. Slide out the air filter on the bottom of the projector and remove it.
Resetting the Lamp Timer After you replace the lamp, you need to reset the lamp timer using the projector’s menus. 1. Press the button on the remote control or on the Menu projector’s control panel. You see the main menu. 2.
The projector contains many glass and precision parts. Follow these guidelines to prevent damage: ■ note ■ Epson shall not be liable for any damages incurred during transportation. ■ Maintaining the Projector When shipping the projector for repairs, use the original packaging material if possible.
Solving Problems his chapter helps you solve problems with your projector, and tells you how to contact technical support for problems you can’t solve yourself. The following information is included: ■ Using the projector’s on-screen help system What to do when the projector’s status lights flash ■...
Using On-Screen Help If the image doesn’t look right or your audio isn’t working, you can get help by pressing the blue on the remote control. The following choices are available: ■ ■ ■ Follow these steps to get help: 1.
Checking Projector Status If your projector isn’t working correctly, first turn it off, wait for it to cool (the light stops flashing orange), and unplug it. Then Power plug the power cord back in and turn on the projector. If this doesn’t solve the problem, check the lights on top of the projector.
62. The air filter or vent may be clogged. Clean them or replace the air filter as described on page 61. If this does not resolve the problem, contact Epson as described on page 78. Flashing red Power is cut off because of an internal problem.
The power cable may be defective. Disconnect the cable from the ■ outlet and contact Epson as described on page 78. Check to see if the A/V Mute Slide is closed. ■ The buttons on the projector don’t work.
Solving Problems with the Image or Sound No image appears on the screen. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ You’ve connected a computer and see a blue screen with the message ■ ■ ■ Solving Problems Check that the light is green, not flashing.
If you’re using a PC notebook: ■ Hold down the key on the keyboard and press the function key that lets you display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such as , or it may be labelled seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it.
■ ■ ■ ■ The image isn’t square, but keystone-shaped. ■ ■ ■ The image contains static or noise. ■ ■ Solving Problems Press the button on the remote control. Resize Press the button on the remote control to cancel the E-Zoom function.
The video signal may be split between the computer and the ■ projector. If you notice a decline in the projected image quality when the image is displayed simultaneously on your notebook computer and the projector, turn off the notebook’s LCD display. Make sure the correct input signal is selected in the Signal menu ■...
The image is too light or dark, or colors are incorrect. note ■ Because of the different technologies used, your projected image may not exactly match the colors on ■ your notebook or computer monitor. ■ ■ ■ There is no sound, or the sound is not loud enough. ■...
Try adjusting the ■ Volume page 50). If you’re using a VCR or other video source, make sure the ■ volume is not turned all the way down or muted. Also, make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described on page 40. ■...
Speak to a Support Representative To use the Epson PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on the included Epson PrivateLine Support card. This is the fastest way of speaking to a live representative, and it’s free.
Description of the problem Purchase Supplies and Accessories You can purchase screens, carrying cases, or other accessories from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
Projector Installation his appendix provides guidelines on installing the projector in a permanent location, such as a theater or conference room. The projector can be installed for four different viewing setups: front projection, ceiling projection, rear projection onto a semi-transparent screen, or rear/ceiling projection, as shown: Front projection Rear projection...
If you’re mounting the projector on the ceiling and you place it above screen level, you’ll have to tilt the projector down to position the image on the screen. This causes the image to lose its square shape. You can correct the distortion using the function in the Keystone projector’s menu system (see page 50).
Projection Lamp Type Power consumption Lamp life Part number Remote Control Range Batteries (2) Dimensions Height Width Depth Weight Electrical Rated frequency Power supply Power consumption Technical Specifications UHE (Ultra High Efficiency) 170 W Approx. 2000 hours (High Brightness mode) Approx.
Environmental Temperature Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C) Storage: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C) Humidity (non-condensing) Operating: 20 to 80% RH Storage: 10 to 90% RH Operating altitude 0 to 7,500 ft (0 to 2,286 m) Safety United States FCC 47CFR Part 15B Class B (DoC)
Notices his appendix includes safety instructions and other important information about your Epson PowerLite projector. Important Safety Instructions Follow these safety instructions when setting up and using the projector: ■ Do not place the projector on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ WARNING: The cords included with this product contain chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. (Provided in accordance with Proposition 65 in Cal.
Remote Control Information You can operate the projector by remote control via a line-of-sight infrared (IR) receiver at the front and rear of the projector. The projector may not respond to remote control commands under the following conditions: ■ There is an object between the remote control IR emitter and the IR receiver on the projector.
Trade Name: Type of Product: Projector Model: Marketing Name: PowerLite 1700c/1710c Notices Epson America, Inc. 3840 Kilroy Airport Way MS: 3-13 Long Beach, CA 90806-2469 (562) 290-5254 Epson EMP-1700/1710...
FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users 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. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
What Epson Will Do To Correct Problems: If your product requires service, Epson will ask you to bring the product securely packaged in its original container or equivalent, along with proof of the date of original purchase, to your Epson Dealer or Epson Customer Care Center as instructed by Epson.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. To find the Epson Authorized Reseller nearest you, visit our website at: www.epson.com. To find the Epson Customer Care Center nearest you, visit http://support.epson.com.
Direct Power On, 24 Distance from projector to screen, 14, 83 Documentation, 8 DVD player, connecting, 36 to 40 Electrical specifications, 84 Environmental specifications, 85 Epson accessories, 11 presentation tips, 9 PrivateLine Support, 8 technical support, 8, 78 to 79 E-Zoom button, 29...
Game color mode, 30, 46 HDTV images, video formats, 87 Height of image, adjusting, 20 Help, 78 to 79 Help system, using, 68 Help, Epson, 8 High altitude, 58 Image adjusting, 20 to 23, 46 to 47 blurry, 75 capturing and saving in projector, 54 to 55...
Operation Lock setting, 56 Optical aspect ratio, 83 Options for projector, 11 Password protection, 51 to 54 request code, 53 Photo color mode, 30, 46 Picture source, selecting, 17, 27, 37 to 40 Picture, see Image Pointer tool, using, 32 Positioning image, 20 projector, 14 to 15, 81 to 82...
Resetting menu options, 45 Resize image, 30 Resolution, 30, 73, 83 Safety instructions, 89 to 90 specifications, 85 Saturation setting, 47 Screen blank, 18 to 19 distance from projector, 14, 83 ordering, 11 startup screen, creating, 54 to 55 Screen image, See Image Security Kensington lock, 11 password protection, 51 to 54...