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  • Page 1 Acer Projector P7213/F213/PF-X14/P7215/ F217/PF-X16 Series User's Guide...
  • Page 2 Copyright © 2012. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Acer Projector P7213/F213/PF-X14/P7215/F217/PF-X16 Series User's Guide Original Issue: 04/2012 Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this manual or supplementary documents and publications.
  • Page 3 Information for your safety and comfort Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 4 • To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery leakage, do not place the product on a vibrating surface. • Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating environment which will probably cause unexpected short current or damage rotor devices, lamp.
  • Page 5 Product servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: •...
  • Page 6 might cause fire or electric shock. • Do not use the product if it has been dropped or the case is broken. Return it to a dealer for inspection. • Do not face the projector lens to the sun. It can lead to fire. •...
  • Page 7 Caution when listening to audio To protect your hearing, follow these instructions. • Increase the volume gradually until you can hear clearly and comfortably. • Do not increase the volume level after your ears have adjusted. • Do not listen to music at high volumes for extended periods. •...
  • Page 8: Precautions

    viii First things first Usage Notes • 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.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Information for your safety and comfort First things first viii Usage Notes viii Precautions viii Introduction Product Features Package Overview Projector Overview Projector Outlook Control Panel Remote Control Layout Getting Started Connecting the Projector Turning the Projector On/Off Turning on the Projector Turning the projector off Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Height of Projected Image...
  • Page 10 Troubleshooting LED & Alarm Definition Listing Cleaning and replacing the dust filters Replacing the Lamp Ceiling Mount Installation Specifications Compatibility modes Regulations and safety notices...
  • Page 11: Introduction

    Introduction Product Features ® This product is a single-chip DLP projector. Outstanding features include: ® • technology • True 1024 x 768 XGA resolution 4:3 / 16:9 aspect ratio supported • Acer ColorBoost technology delivers nature’s true colors for vivid, life-like images •...
  • Page 12: Package Overview

    This projector comes with all the items shown below. Check to make sure your unit is complete. Contact your dealer immediately if any thing is missing. Projector with lens cap Power cord VGA cable Acer Projector Security Card P7215/F217/PF-X16/ P7213/F213/PF-X14 Series P/N:MC.JEJ11.002 Composite video cable Security card User's Guide...
  • Page 13: Projector Overview

    Projector Overview Projector Outlook Front / upper side Description Description Control panel Lens cap Power button Remote control receivers Screw cover Zoom Lens Tilt adjusting wheels Focus ring Zoom lever...
  • Page 14: Rear Side

    Rear side Description Description Dust filter Mini USB LAN (RJ45 Port for 10/100M Ethernet) 12 Audio output connector DVI input connector (for digital signal Power socket with HDCP function) HDMI connector RS232 connector PC analog signal/component video Composite video input connector input connector (VGA IN 1) PC analog signal/component video Audio input 3 connector (Composite/S-...
  • Page 15: Control Panel

    Control Panel LAMP TEMP MENU Function Description LAMP Lamp Indicator LED Adjusts the image to compensate for distortion KEYSTONE caused by tilting the projector. Automatically synchronizes the projector to the RESYNC input source. • Press "MENU" to launch the Onscreen display (OSD) menu, back to the previous step for the MENU OSD menu operation or exit the OSD menu.
  • Page 16: Remote Control Layout

    Remote Control Layout Icon Function Description Infrared Sends signals to the projector. transmitter Laser pointer Aim the remote at the viewing screen. POWER Please see "Turning the Projector On/Off" section. HIDE Temporarily turns off the video. Press "HIDE" to hide the image, press again to display the image.
  • Page 17 Icon Function Description Laser button Aim the remote at the viewing screen, press and hold this button to activate the laser pointer. This function is not supported in Japanese market. Enter No function. Four directional Use up, down, left, right buttons to select items or make select keys adjustments to your selection.
  • Page 18: Getting Started

    Getting Started Connecting the Projector S-Video Output DVD player D-Sub Intrnet DVD player, Set- DVI-D HDMI top Box, HDTV receiver D-Sub Screen HDMI DVI-D D-Sub D-Sub HDTV adapter R B G DVD player, Set-top Box, Video Output HDTV receiver RS232 Description Description Power cord...
  • Page 19: Turning The Projector On/Off

    Turning the Projector On/Off Turning on the Projector Remove the lens cap.(Illustration #1) Ensure that the power cord and signal cable are securely connected. The Power indicator LED will flash red. Turn on the projector by pressing "Power" button on the control panel, and the Power indicator LED will turn blue.(Illustration #2) Turn on your source (computer, notebook, video player ,etc.).
  • Page 20: Turning The Projector Off

    Turning the projector off To turn the projector off, press the power button. This message appears: "Please press the power button again to complete the shutdown process." Press the power button again. The LED power indicator will turn RED and blink rapidly after the projector is turned off, and the fan(s) will continue to operate for about 2 minutes to ensure that the system cools properly.
  • Page 21: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Height of Projected Image The projector is equipped with tilt adjusting wheels for adjusting the height of image. To raise/lower the image: Use Tilt adjusting wheels to fine-tune the display angle. Tilt adjusting wheels...
  • Page 22: How To Optimize Image Size And Distance

    How to optimize image size and distance Consult the table below to find the optimal image sizes achievable when the projector is positioned at a desired distance from the screen. Example: If the projector is 2.5 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 51"...
  • Page 23 Screen size Screen size Desired (Min zoom) (Max zoom) Distance From base From base to Diagonal Diagonal to top of top of image <A> (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) image (cm) (cm) <B> <B>...
  • Page 24: How To Get A Preferred Image Size By Adjusting Distance And Zoom

    How to get a preferred image size by adjusting distance and zoom 60" Desired image size Height For base to top of image 2.44 m 2.93 m Desired Distance The table below shows how to achieve a desired image size by adjusting either the position or the zoom ring.
  • Page 25 Top (cm) Screen size Distance (m) Diagonal From base to top of Max zoom Min zoom (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) image <B> <C> <A> <D> 61 X 46 1.22 1.46 81 X 61 1.63 1.95 102 X 76 2.03 2.44 122 X 91...
  • Page 26: User Controls

    User Controls Installation menu The installation menu provides an onscreen display (OSD) for projector installation and maintenance. Use the OSD only when the message "No signal input" is displayed on the screen. The menu options include settings and adjustments for screen size and distance, focus, keystone correction and more .
  • Page 27: Acer Empowering Technology

    Acer Empowering Technology Acer Empowering Key provide four Acer unique functions, they are "Acer eView Management", "Acer eTimer Management", "Acer ePower Management" and "Acer e3D Management respectively. Press " " key to launch the Onscreen display main menu to modify its function.
  • Page 28: Onscreen Display (Osd) Menus

    Onscreen Display (OSD) Menus The projector has multilingual OSD that allow you to make image adjustments and change a variety of settings. Using the OSD menus • To open the OSD menu, press "MENU" on the remote control or control panel.
  • Page 29: Color

    Color Display Mode There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images. • Bright: For brightness optimization. • Presentation: For meeting presentation. • Standard: For common environment. • Video: For playing video in a bright environment. • User: Memorize user's settings. Wall color Use this function to choose a proper color according to the wall.
  • Page 30: Image

    Color Mode Use this function to choose CT1 (6500K), CT2 (Native CT), CT3 Temperature (7500K), User mode. R Gain Adjusts the red gain for color temperature optimization. G Gain Adjusts the green gain for color temperature optimization. B Gain Adjusts the blue gain for color temperature optimization. R Bias Adjusts the red bias for color temperature optimization.
  • Page 31 Use this function to choose your desired aspect ratio. Aspect Ratio • Auto: Keep the image with original width-higth ratio and maxi mize the image to fit native horizontal or vertical pixels. • 4:3: The image will be scaled to fit the screen and displayed using a 4:3 ratio.
  • Page 32: Setting

    Setting Startup Screen Use this function to select your desired startup screen. If you change the setting, the changes will take effect when you exit the OSD menu. • Acer: The default startup screen of your Acer projector. • User: Use memorize picture from "Screen Capture" function. Screen Capture Use this function to customize the startup screen.
  • Page 33 Security Security This projector provides a useful security function for the administrator to manage usage of the projector . Press to change the "Security" setting. If the security function is enabled, your must enter the "Administrator Password" first before changing the security settings. •...
  • Page 34 Administrator Password The "Administrator Password" can be used in both the "Enter Administrator Password" and "Enter Password" dialog boxes. • Press to change the "Administrator Password". • The factory default of "Administrator Password" is "1234". If you forgot your administrator password, do the following to retrieve the administrator password: •...
  • Page 35: Management

    Management ECO Mode Choose "On" to dim the projector lamp which will lower power consumption, extend the lamp life and reduce noise. Choose "Off" to return normal mode. High Altitude Choose "On" to turn on High Altitude mode. Operate the fans at full speed continuously to allow for proper high altitude cooling of the projector.
  • Page 36 Choose "On" to enable DLP 3D function. • On: Choose this item while using DLP 3D glasses, 120Hz 3D capable graphics cards and HQFS format file or DVD with corresponding SW player. • Off: Turn off 3D mode. 3D Sync Invert If you see a discrete or overlapping image while wearing DLP 3D glasses, you may need to execute "Invert"...
  • Page 37: Language

    Language Language Choose the multilingual OSD menu. Use the to select your preferred menu language. • Press to confirm the selection.
  • Page 38: Appendices

    Appendices Troubleshooting If you experience a problem with your Acer projector, refer to the following troubleshooting guide. If the problem persists, please contact your local reseller or service center. Image Problems and Solutions Problem Solution No image appears • Connected as described in the "Getting Started" onscreen section.
  • Page 39 Partial, scrolling or • Press "RESYNC" on the remote control or control incorrectly panel. displayed image • For an incorrectly displayed image: (for notebooks) • Follow the steps for item 2 (above) to adjust the resolution of your computer. • Press the toggle output settings.
  • Page 40: Problems With The Projector

    Image is too small • Adjust the zoom ring on the top of the projector. or too large • Move the projector closer to or further from the screen. • Press "MENU" on the remote control or on the control panel. Go to "Image --> Aspect Ratio" and try different settings.
  • Page 41: Osd Messages

    OSD Messages Condition Message Reminder Message Fan Fail - the system fan is not working. Projector Overheated - the projector has exceeded its recommended operating temperature and must be allowed to cool down before it may be used. Please also check the dust filters if they are installed.
  • Page 42 LED & Alarm Definition Listing LED Messages Lamp LED Temp LED Power LED Message Blue Standby (power cord plugged in) Power button ON Lamp retry Quick flashing Turning off Quick (cooling state) flashing Turning off (cooling completed) Error (thermal failure) Error (fan lock failure) Quick flashing...
  • Page 43: Cleaning And Replacing The Dust Filters

    Cleaning and replacing the dust filters Cleaning the dust filters Clean the dust filters after every 1000 hours of use. If they are note cleaned periodically, they can become clogged with dust, preventing proper ventilation. This can cause overheating and damage the projector. Follow these steps: Turn the projector off.
  • Page 44: Replacing The Lamp

    Replacing the Lamp Use a screwdriver to remove the screw(s) from the cover, and then pull out the lamp. The projector will detect the lamp life. You will be shown a warning message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power operation. Replacement Suggested!"...
  • Page 45 To Change the Lamp Turn off the projector by pressing the power button. Allow the projector at least 30 mins to cool down. Disconnect the power cord. Open the screw covers on both sides of the projector. (Illustration #1) Remove the two screws on both sides of the projector at the same time. (Illustration #2) Open the top cover.
  • Page 46: Ceiling Mount Installation

    Ceiling Mount Installation If you wish to install the projector using a ceiling mount, please refer to the steps below: Drill four holes into a solid, structurally sound part of the ceiling, and secure the mount base. Note: Screws are not included. Please obtain the appropriate screws for your type of ceiling.
  • Page 47 Use the appropriate number of screws for the projector size to attach the projector to the ceiling mount bracket. Screw Type B Smaller Washer Large Washer Projector Bracket Supports projector and allows for adjustments Spacer - For heat dissipation Note: It is recommended that you keep a reasonable space between the bracket and the projector to allow for proper heat distribution.
  • Page 48 3 mm diameter screws are enclosed in the screw pack. Models Screw Type B Washer Type Diameter (mm) Length (mm) Large Small P7213/F213/PF-X14/ P7215/F217/PF-X16 119.00 mm 161.00 mm SCREW SPEC. M3 x 25 mm 153.50 mm 111.50 mm...
  • Page 49: Specifications

    30 k - 100 kHz Vertical refresh scan rate 50 - 120 Hz Lamp type P7213/F213/PF-X14: 300 W user-replaceable lamp P7215/F217/PF-X16: 330 W user-replaceable lamp Keystone correction +/- 40 degrees Audio Internal speaker with 5 W x 2 output Weight 6.5 kg (14.33 Ibs.)
  • Page 50 I/O connectors • Power socket x1 • VGA input x2 • Composite input x1 • S-Video x1 • VGA output x1 • HDMI x1 • DVI-D x1: with HDCP support • RS232 x1 • USB ×1 • 3.5 mm audio jack input x3 •...
  • Page 51: Compatibility Modes

    Compatibility modes A. VGA Analog VGA Analog - PC Signal Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] 640x480 31.5 640x480 37.9 640x480 37.5 640x480 43.3 640x480 61.9 SVGA 800x600 35.1 800x600 37.9 800x600 48.1 800x600 46.9 800x600 53.7 800x600 77.4 1024x768 48.4 1024x768 56.5...
  • Page 52 VGA Analog - Extended Wide timing Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] WXGA 1280x768 47.8 1280x768 60.3 1280x768 68.6 1280x720 44.8 1280x800 49.6 1440x900 59.9 WSXGA+ 1680x1050 65.3 1920x1080 (Reduced 66.6 Blanking Timing) 1366x768 47.7 VGA Analog -Component Signal Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz]...
  • Page 53 800x600 48.1 800x600 46.9 800x600 53.7 800x600 77.4 1024x768 48.4 1024x768 56.5 1024x768 60.0 1024x768 68.7 1024x768 99.0 SXGA 1152x864 63.8 1152x864 67.5 1152x864 77.1 1280x1024 64.0 1280x1024 77.0 1280x1024 80.0 1280x1024 91.1 QuadVGA 1280x960 60.0 1280x960 75.2 SXGA+ 1400x1050 65.3 UXGA 1600x1200...
  • Page 54 HDMI - Video Signal Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] 720x480 480i 59.94(29.97) 15.7 (1440x480) 720x576 576i 50(25) 15.6 (1440x576) 480p 720x480 59.94 31.5 576p 720x576 31.3 720p 1280x720 45.0 720p 1280x720 37.5 1080i 1920x1080 60(30) 33.8 1080i 1920x1080 50(25) 28.1 1080p 1920x1080...
  • Page 55: Regulations And Safety Notices

    Regulations and safety notices 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 56: Declaration Of Conformity For Eu Countries

    Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Acer hereby declares that this projector series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
  • Page 57: Declaration Of Conformity

    Model Number: DNX1117/DNX1118 Machine Type: P7213/F213/PF-X14/P7215/F217/PF-X16 Is compliant with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the following EC directives, and that all the necessary steps have been taken and are in force to assure that production units of the same product will continue comply with the requirements.
  • Page 58 Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi, New Taipei City 221, Taiwan The standards listed below are applied to the product if built with WLAN module or wireless keyboard and mouse. R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standard: z Article 3.1(a) Health and Safety -.
  • Page 59 The following local Manufacturer / Importer is responsible for this declaration: Product: DLP Projector Model Number: DNX1117/DNX1118 Machine Type: P7213/F213/PF-X14/P7215/F217/PF-X16 Name of Responsible Party: Acer America Corporation Address of Responsible Party: 333 West San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95110 U.