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Dell™ 1201MP Projector
Owner's Manual
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  • Page 1 Dell™ 1201MP Projector Owner’s Manual w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m...
  • Page 2 Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Your Dell™ Projector About Your Projector ....2 Connecting Your Projector ....
  • Page 4 ....4 Troubleshooting Your Projector ....Changing the Lamp 5 Specifications Contacting Dell Glossary Contents...
  • Page 5: Your Dell™ Projector

    Your Dell™ Projector Your projector comes with all the items shown below. Ensure that you have all the items, and contact Dell if anything is missing. For more information see, "Contacting Dell". Package Contents Power cable (1.8m) VGA cable (D-sub to D-sub) (1.8m)
  • Page 6: About Your Projector

    About Your Projector Control panel Zoom tab Focus ring Lens Remote control receiver Elevator button Your Dell™ Projector...
  • Page 7: Connecting Your Projector

    Connecting Your Projector IR receiver VGA out (monitor loop-through) USB connector RS232 connector VGA in (D-sub) connector S-video connector Composite video connector Audio input connector Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 8: Connecting To A Computer

    Connecting to a Computer Power cord VGA to VGA cable USB to USB cable NOTE: The USB cable must be connected if you want to use the Next Page and Previous Page features on the remote control. Connecting a DVD Player, Set Top Box, VCR, or TV Connecting With a Component Cable Power cord D-sub to HDTV/Component cable...
  • Page 9: Connecting With An S-video Cable

    Connecting With an S-Video Cable Power cord S-video cable Connecting With a Composite Cable Power cord Composite video cable Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 10: Connecting To A Wired Rs232 Remote Control

    Connecting to a Wired RS232 Remote Control NOTE: The RS232 cable is not provided by Dell. Consult a professional installer for the cable and RS232 remote control software. Connecting to a Computer Power cord RS232 cable Connecting to a Commercial RS232 Control Box...
  • Page 11: Using Your Projector

    "Connecting Your Projector" on page 7. Press the Power button (see "About Your Projector" on page 6 to locate the Power button). The Dell logo displays for 30 seconds. Turn on your source (computer, DVD player, etc.). The projector automatically detects your source.
  • Page 12: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Adjusting the Projected Image Raising the Projector Height Press the elevator button. Raise the projector to the desired display angle, and then release the button to lock the elevator foot into position. Use the tilt adjustment wheel to fine-tune the display angle; if necessary, press the side elevator buttons to raise the rear side of the projector to the desired display angle.
  • Page 13: Adjusting Projection Image Size

    Adjusting Projection Image Size Screen Max. 28.6" (72.6cm) 60.0"(152.4cm) 80.0"(203.2cm) 100.0"(254.0cm) 200.0"(508.0cm) 285.7"(725.7cm) (Diagonal) Min. 24.7"(62.7cm) 51.9"(131.7cm) 69.1"(175.6cm) 86.4"(219.5cm) 172.8"(439.0cm) 246.9"(627.2cm) Screen Max. 22.9"x17.1" 48.0"x36.0" 64.0"x48.0" 80.0"x60.0" 160.0"x120.0" 228.6"x171.4" size (WxH) 58.1cmx43.5cm 121.9cmx91.4cm 162.6cmx121.9cm 203.2cmx152.4cm 406.4cmx304.8cm 580.6cmx435.4cm Min. 19.8"x14.8" 41.5"x31.1" 55.3"x41.5"...
  • Page 14: Adjusting The Projector Zoom And Focus

    Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus CAUTION: To avoid damaging the projector, ensure that the zoom lens and elevator foot are fully retracted before moving the projector or placing the projector in its carrying case. Rotate the zoom tab to zoom in and out. Rotate the focus ring until the image is clear.
  • Page 15 You are allowed three attempts to enter the correct password. After the three invalid attempts, the projector automatically turns off. NOTE: If you forget your password, contact Dell. For more information see, "Contacting Dell". Using Your Projector...
  • Page 16: Using The Control Panel

    • A solid orange TEMP light indicates that the projector has overheated. The display automatically shuts down. Turn the display on again after the projector cools down. If the problem persists, contact Dell. • A blinking orange Temp light indicates that a projector fan has failed and the projector automatically shuts down.
  • Page 17: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control Video Mode Press once to show the current display mode. Press the button again to toggle between PC, Movie, sRGB, or User mode. Next Page Press to move to the next page. NOTE: The USB cable must be connected to use this function.
  • Page 18: Using The On-screen Display

    Resync Press to synchronize the projector to the input source. Resync does not operate if the OSD is displayed. Source Press to toggle through Analog RGB, Composite, Component-i, S-video, and Analog YPbPr sources when multiple sources are connected to the projector.
  • Page 19: Main Menu

    Main Menu All Images Menu —Use the button on the RIGHTNESS control panel or the button on the remote control to adjust the brightness of the image. —Use the button on the ONTRAST control panel or the button on the remote control to adjust the degree of difference between the brightest and darkest parts of the picture.
  • Page 20: Computer Image Menu

    —Press the button on the control panel or the Menu button EYSTONE on the remote control to activate the Semi-Auto Keystone correction for image distortion. —Select an aspect ratio to adjust how the image appears. SPECT ATIO • 1:1 — The input source displays without scaling. Use 1:1 aspect ratio if you are using one of the following: –...
  • Page 21: Video Image Menu

    —Press the button on the control panel or the button on the OSITION remote control to adjust the horizontal position of the image to the left and press the button on the control panel or the button on the remote control to adjust the horizontal position of the image to the right.
  • Page 22: Management Menu

    Management Menu —Select the location of the OSD OCATION on the screen. —Select how the image appears: ROJECTION • Front Projection-Desktop (the default). • Rear Projection-Desktop — The projector reverses the image so you can project from behind a translucent screen. •...
  • Page 23 —Select On to enable you to impose a variety of access restrictions to ASSWORD protect your privacy and stop others from tampering with your projector. Press the button to select On. • If this setting is set to Off, the Change Password feature will be disabled. Set your password with the directional keys and press the Menu button to confirm.
  • Page 24: Language Menu

    Language Menu Press the button on the control panel or the button on the remote control to select the preferred language for the OSD. Press the on the control panel or the Menu button on the remote control to confirm the language selection.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting Your Projector

    Troubleshooting Your Projector If you experience problems with your projector, see the following troubleshooting tips. If the problem persists, contact Dell. For more information see, "Contacting Dell." Problem Possible Solution No image appears on the • Ensure that the lens cap is removed and the screen projector is turned on.
  • Page 26 Press the Resync button on the remote control incorrectly displayed image or the control panel. If you are using a Dell portable computer, set the resolution of the computer to XGA (1024 x 768): Right-click the unused portion of your Windows desktop, click Properties and then select Settings tab.
  • Page 27 TEMP light is solid orange The projector has overheated. The display automatically shuts down. Turn the display on again after the projector cools down. If the problem persists, contact Dell. TEMP light is blinking A projector fan has failed and the projector orange automatically shuts down.
  • Page 28: Changing The Lamp

    Replace the lamp when the message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power operation. Replacement suggested!" appears on the screen. If this problem persists after replacing the lamp, contact Dell. For more information see, "Contacting Dell".
  • Page 29: Specifications

    Specifications Light Valve Single-chip DLP™ DDR (double data rate) technology Brightness 2000 ANSI Lumens (Max) Contrast Ratio 2100:1 Typical (Full On/Full Off) Uniformity 80% Typical (Japan Standard - JBMA) Lamp 200-watt user-replaceable UHP 2500- hour lamp(up to 3000 hours in eco mode) Number of Pixels 800 x 600 (SVGA)
  • Page 30 Audio 1 speaker, 2 Watts RMS Noise Level 36dB(A) Full-on mode, 33dB(A) Eco-mode Weight 2.24kg (4.94 lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D) External 9.9 x 3.96 x 8.4 ± 0.04 inches (251 x 101 x 213 ± 1mm) Environmental Operating temperature: 5 C–35 F–95...
  • Page 31 RS232 Pin Assignment RS232 Protocol • Communication Settings Connection settings Value Baud Rate: 19200 Data Bits: Parity None Stop Bits • Control command Syntax (From PC to Projector) [H][AC][SoP][CRC][ID][SoM][COMMAND] • Example: power on the projector Enter the following code: 0xBE 0xEF 0x10 0x05 0x00 0xC6 0xFF 0x11 0x11 0x01 0x00 0x01 NOTE: Send least significant bytes first.
  • Page 32 • Control Commands List Control Address Size of the CRC16 for MsG ID MsG size Command Command Description Commands Code Payload the entire (WORD) (WORD) code List (BYTE) (WORD) packet (BYTE) (WORD) 0xefbe 0x10 0x0005 0xffc6 0x1111 0x0001 0x01 Power on 0xbfc7 0x02 Menu...
  • Page 33 Compatibility Modes Mode Resolution (ANALOG) V. Frequency (Hz) H. Frequency (KHz) 640x350 31.5 640x350 37.9 640x400 37.9 640x480 31.5 640x480 37.9 640x480 37.5 640x480 43.3 720x400 31.5 720x400 37.9 SVGA 800x600 35.2 SVGA 800x600 37.9 SVGA 800x600 48.1 SVGA 800x600 46.9 SVGA 800x600...
  • Page 34 Specifications...
  • Page 35: Contacting Dell

    If you do not see a telephone number listed that is specific for XPS computers, you may contact Dell through the support number listed and your call will be routed appropriately.
  • Page 36 Code: 00 E-mail for Servers and la_enterprise@dell.com ® Country Code: 54 Storage Products City Code: 11 Customer Service toll-free: 0-800-444-0730 Technical Support – Dell toll-free: 0-800-222-0154 PowerApp™, Dell PowerEdge™, Dell PowerConnect™, and Dell PowerVault™ Technical Support toll-free: 0-800-444-0724 Services Sales...
  • Page 37 Country Code: 61 Technical Support for toll-free: 1300 790 877 City Code: 2 XPS computers only Home and Home Office toll-free: 1300-655-533 Medium and Large toll-free: 1800-633-559 Business Small Business, toll-free: 1800-060-889 Education, Local Government Customer Service toll-free: 1300-662-196 Contacting Dell...
  • Page 38 08 20 24 05 30 17 Accounts/Corporate Support Switchboard 08 20 24 05 30 00 Bahamas Online Support www.dell.com/bs la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, toll-free: 1-866-874-3038 Customer Service, Sales Barbados Online Support www.dell.com/bb la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, 1-800-534-3142 Customer Service, Sales Contacting Dell...
  • Page 39 Customer Service and 0800 970 3355 Country Code: 55 Tech Support City Code: 51 Technical Support Fax 51 2104 5470 Customer Service Fax 51 2104 5480 Sales 0800 970 3390 British Virgin Islands Technical Support, toll-free: 1-866-278-6820 Customer Service, Sales Contacting Dell...
  • Page 40 City Code Web and E-mail Address Brunei Technical Support 604 633 4966 (Penang, Malaysia) Country Code: 673 Customer Service 604 633 3101 (Penang, Malaysia) or toll-free: 801 1012 Transaction Sales 604 633 3101 (Penang, Malaysia) or toll-free: 801 1012 Contacting Dell...
  • Page 41 Small/Medium/Large Business, Government Printers, Projectors, 1-877-335-5767 Televisions, Handheld, Digital Jukebox, and Wireless Sales Home and Home Office toll-free: 1-800-999-3355 Sales Small Business toll-free: 1-800-387-5752 Medium/Large Business, toll-free: 1-800-387-5755 Government Spare Parts and 1 866 440 3355 Extended Service Contacting Dell...
  • Page 42 Toll-Free Numbers City Code Web and E-mail Address Cayman Islands Online Support la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, 1-877-262-5415 Customer Service, Sales Chile (Santiago) Online Support www.dell.com/cl Country Code: 56 la-techsupport@dell.com City Code: 2 Sales and Customer toll-free: 1230-020-3397 Support or 800-20-1385 Contacting Dell...
  • Page 43 Technical Support – XPS toll-free: 800 858 0540 computers only Technical Support – toll-free: 800 858 2969 Dell™ Dimension™ and Dell Inspiron™ Technical Support – Dell toll-free: 800 858 0950 OptiPlex™, Dell Latitude™, and Dell Precision™ Technical Support – toll-free: 800 858 0960 Servers and Storage Technical Support –...
  • Page 44 Country Code: 45 Customer Service – 7023 0184 Relational Home/Small Business 3287 5505 Customer Service Switchboard – Relational 3287 1200 Switchboard Fax – 3287 1201 Relational Switchboard – 3287 5000 Home/Small Business Switchboard Fax – 3287 5001 Home/Small Business Contacting Dell...
  • Page 45 Code: 990 Technical Support 0207 533 555 Country Code: 358 Customer Service 0207 533 538 City Code: 9 Switchboard 0207 533 533 0207 533 530 Sales under 500 0207 533 540 employees Sales over 500 employees 0207 533 533 Contacting Dell...
  • Page 46 Fax (calls from outside 04 99 75 40 01 of France) Corporate Technical Support 0825 004 719 Customer Service 0825 338 339 Switchboard 01 55 94 71 00 Sales 01 55 94 71 00 01 55 94 71 01 Contacting Dell...
  • Page 47 00800-44 14 95 18 Code: 00 Gold Service Technical 00800-44 14 00 83 Country Code: 30 Support Switchboard 2108129810 Gold Service 2108129811 Switchboard Sales 2108129800 2108129812 Grenada Online Support www.dell.com/gd la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, toll-free: 1-866-540-3355 Customer Service, Sales Contacting Dell...
  • Page 48 Country Code: 852 computers only Technical Support – 00852-2969 3188 Dimension and Inspiron Technical Support – 00852-2969 3191 OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision Technical Support – 00852-2969 3196 Servers and Storage Technical Support – 00852-3416 0906 Projectors, PDAs, Switches, Routers, etc.
  • Page 49 Toll-Free Numbers City Code Web and E-mail Address India Online Support support.ap.dell.com Portable and Desktop Support Desktop Support E-mail india_support_desktop@dell.c Portable Support E-mail india_support_notebook@dell .com Phone Numbers 080-25068032 or 080-25068034 or your city STD code + 60003355 or toll-free: 1-800-425-8045...
  • Page 50 Fax/Sales Fax 01 204 0103 Switchboard 01 204 4444 U.K. Customer Service 0870 906 0010 (dial within U.K. only) Corporate Customer 0870 907 4499 Service (dial within U.K. only) U.K. Sales (dial within 0870 907 4000 U.K. only) Contacting Dell...
  • Page 51 02 696 821 12 Corporate Technical Support 02 577 826 90 Customer Service 02 577 825 55 02 575 035 30 Switchboard 02 577 821 Jamaica Online Support la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, 1-800-440-9205 Customer Service, Sales (dial from within Jamaica only) Contacting Dell...
  • Page 52 Japan – Dimension and Inspiron Technical Support – Dell toll-free: 0120-198-433 Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude Technical Support 81-44-556-3894 outside of Japan – Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude Technical Support – Dell toll-free: 0120-198-498 PowerApp, Dell PowerEdge, Dell PowerConnect, and Dell...
  • Page 53 International Access Support 342 08 08 075 Code: 00 Home/Small Business +32 (0)2 713 15 96 Country Code: 352 Sales Corporate Sales 26 25 77 81 Customer Service +32 (0)2 481 91 19 26 25 77 82 Contacting Dell...
  • Page 54 International Access Technical Support – XPS toll-free: 1 800 885 784 Code: 00 computers only Country Code: 60 Technical Support – Dell toll-free: 1 800 880 193 Precision, OptiPlex, and City Code: 4 Latitude Technical Support – toll-free: 1 800 881 306...
  • Page 55 020 674 50 00 Switchboard Fax 020 674 47 50 New Zealand Online Support support.ap.dell.com International Access support.ap.dell.com/contactus Code: 00 Technical Support for toll-free: 0800 335 540 Country Code: 64 XPS computers only Technical Support, 0800 441 567 Customer Service, Sales Contacting Dell...
  • Page 56 Relational Customer 671 17575 Service Home/Small Business 23162298 Customer Service Switchboard 671 16800 Fax Switchboard 671 16865 Panama Online Support www.dell.com/pa la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, 011-800-507-1264 Customer Service, Sales Peru Online Support www.dell.com/pe la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, 0800-50-669 Customer Service, Sales Contacting Dell...
  • Page 57 Technical Support toll-free: 1-866-390-4695 or 1-866-851-1760 Customer Service and 1-877-537-3355 Sales St. Kitts and Nevis Online Support www.dell.com/kn la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, toll-free: 1-866-540-3355 Customer Service, Sales St. Lucia Online Support www.dell.com/lc la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, toll-free: 1-866-464-4352 Customer Service, Sales Contacting Dell...
  • Page 58 1 800 394 7430 Dimension, Inspiron, and Electronics and Accessories Technical Support – toll-free: 1 800 394 7488 OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision Technical Support – toll-free: 1 800 394 7478 PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault Customer Service toll-free: 1 800 394 7430...
  • Page 59 Customer Service 011 709 7707 Country Code: 27 Sales 011 709 7700 City Code: 11 011 706 0495 Switchboard 011 709 7700 Southeast Asian and Technical Support, 604 633 4810 Pacific Countries Customer Service, and Sales (Penang, Malaysia) Contacting Dell...
  • Page 60 Relational Customer 08 590 05 642 City Code: 8 Service Home/Small Business 08 587 70 527 Customer Service Employee Purchase 020 140 14 44 Program (EPP) Support Technical Support Fax 08 590 05 594 Sales 08 587 705 81 Contacting Dell...
  • Page 61 Business Technical Support – 0844 822 844 Corporate Customer Service – 0848 802 202 Home and Small Business Customer Service – 0848 821 721 Corporate Main 0848 335 599 022 799 01 90 Sales 022 799 01 01 Contacting Dell...
  • Page 62 0080 165 1227 Thailand Online Support support.ap.dell.com International Access toll-free: 1800 0060 07 Technical Support Code: 001 (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision) Country Code: 66 Technical Support toll-free: 1800 0600 09 (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault) Customer Service toll-free: 1800 006 007...
  • Page 63 Country (City) Service Type Area Codes, International Access Local Numbers, and Code Country Code Toll-Free Numbers City Code Web and E-mail Address Turks and Caicos Online Support www.dell.com/tc Islands la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, toll-free: 1-877-441-4735 Customer Service, Sales Contacting Dell...
  • Page 64 01344 373 199 Education Health 01344 373 194 Technical Support XPS Computers Only 0870 366 4180 Corporate/Preferred 0870 908 0500 Accounts/PCA (1000+ employees) Other Dell Products 0870 353 0800 General Home and Small 0870 907 4006 Business Fax Contacting Dell...
  • Page 65 Country (City) Service Type Area Codes, International Access Local Numbers, and Code Country Code Toll-Free Numbers City Code Web and E-mail Address Uruguay Online Support www.dell.com/uy la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, toll-free: 000-413-598-2521 Customer Service, Sales Contacting Dell...
  • Page 66 Service Type Area Codes, International Access Local Numbers, and Code Country Code Toll-Free Numbers City Code Web and E-mail Address U.S.A. (Austin, Dell Services for the toll-free: 1-877-DELLTTY Texas) Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, (1-877-335-5889) or Speech-Impaired International Access Code: 011 toll-free: 1-800-727-8320 Technical Support support.dell.com...
  • Page 67 Local Numbers, and Code Country Code Toll-Free Numbers City Code Web and E-mail Address U.S. Virgin Islands Online Support www.dell.com/vi la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, toll-free: 1-877-702-4360 Customer Service, Sales Venezuela Online Support www.dell.com/ve la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, 0800-100-4752 Customer Service, Sales Contacting Dell...
  • Page 68 Contacting Dell...
  • Page 69 Glossary ANSI Lumens—A standard for measuring light output, used for comparing projectors. Aspect Ratio—The most popular aspect ratio is 4:3 (4 by 3). Early television and computer video formats are in a 4:3 aspect ratio, which means that the width of the image is 4/3 times the height.
  • Page 70 Contrast Ratio—Range of light and dark values in a picture, or the ratio between their maximum and minimum values. There are two methods used by the projection industry to measure the ratio: Full On/Off — measures the ratio of the light output of an all white image (full on) and the light output of an all black (full off) image.
  • Page 71 Laser Pointer—A small pen or cigar-sized pointer, that contains a small battery powered laser, which can project a small, red (typically), high intensity beam of light that is immediately very visible on the screen. Maximum Distance—The distance from a screen the projector can be to cast an image that is useable (bright enough) in a fully darkened room.
  • Page 72 VGA—Video Graphics Array — 640 x 480 pixels count. XGA—Extra Video Graphics Array — 1024 x 768 pixels count. Zoom Lens—Lens with a variable focal length that allows operator to move the view in or out making the image smaller or larger. Zoom Lens Ratio—Is the ratio between the smallest and largest image a lens can projector from a fixed distance.
  • Page 73 Connecting the Projector Commercial RS232 control Control Panel, 16 box, 10 Composite video cable, 9 Connecting with component cable, 8 Dell Connecting with composite contacting, 35 cable, 9 Connection with Commercial RS232 control box, 10 Connection with PC, 10 D-sub to D-sub cable, 8...
  • Page 74 Projection Screen Size, 29 Powering On the Projector, 11 Regulatory, 30 RS232 Pin Assignment, 31 Uniformity, 29 V. Frequency, 29 Video Compatibility, 29 Remote Control, 6, 17 Weight, 30 RS232 Pin Assignment support RS232 Protocol, 31 contacting Dell, 35 Communication Settings, 31 Index...
  • Page 75 Troubleshooting, 25 contact Dell, 25 remote control, 27 Index...
  • Page 76 Index...

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