(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.
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.
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.
Important Information WARNING • 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. • Do not place any objects, which are easily affected by heat, in front of the projector lens. Doing so could lead to the object melting from the heat that is emitted from the light output. Do not tilt the projector to the left or right. Doing so may result in malfunction. There is no limit on the tilt angle upward or downward. Select an appropriate option for [FAN MODE] according to the installation angle. Fire and Shock Precautions • Ensure that there is sufficient ventilation and that vents are unobstructed to prevent the build-up of heat inside your projector. Allow at least 4 inches (10cm) of space between your projector and a wall. •...
Important Information • Handle the power cord carefully. A damaged or frayed power cord can cause electric shock or fire. - Do not use any power cord other than the one supplied with the projector. - Do not bend or tug the power cord excessively. - Do not place the power cord under the projector, or any heavy object.
Important Information • Do not throw batteries into fire. • If you will not be using the remote control for a long time, remove the batteries. • Ensure that you have the batteries’ polarity (+/−) aligned correctly. • Do not use new and old batteries together, or use different types of batteries together. •...
Table of Contents Important Information ....................i Caution on Handling the Optional Lens ..............iv 1. Introduction ......................1 1 What’s in the Box? ......................1 Introduction to the Projector ..................2 Congratulations on Your Purchase of the Projector ..........2 Features you’ll enjoy: ....................
Table of Contents Checking Energy-Saving Effect [CARBON METER] ..........29 Using the Optional Remote Mouse Receiver (NP01MR) ..........30 Correcting Horizontal and Vertical Keystone Distortion [CORNERSTONE] ....32 Cornerstone ......................32 Displaying Two Pictures at the Same Time ..............35 Selecting the PIP or PICTURE BY PICTURE Mode [MODE] ........
Table of Contents Cleaning the Lens...................... 158 Cleaning the Cabinet ....................158 Replacing the Lamp and the Filters ................159 8. User Supportware ..................164 Installing Software Program ..................164 Installation for Windows software ................. 164 Installation for Macintosh software ...............
Table of Contents PC Control Codes and Cable Connection ..............219 Troubleshooting Check List ..................220 TravelCare Guide ....................... 222...
(7N520073) (EU: 7N080022) For North America only Registration card Limited warranty For customers in Europe: NEC Projector CD-ROM You will find our current valid Guar- User’s manual (PDF) and the utility antee Policy on our Web Site: www.nec-display-solutions.com software • Important Infomation (For North America:...
1. Introduction Introduction to the Projector This section introduces you to your new projector and describes the features and controls. Congratulations on Your Purchase of the Projector This projector is one of the very best projectors available today. The projector enables you to project precise images up to 500 inches across (measured diagonally) from your PC or Macintosh computer (desktop or notebook), VCR, DVD player, or document camera.
Seven utility software programs (Virtual Remote Tool, Image Express Utility Lite, Image Express Utility 2.0, Desktop Control Utility 1.0, PC Control Utility Pro 4, Viewer PPT Converter 3.0, Image Express Utility 2 for Mac) are provided on the included NEC Projector CD-ROM. •...
1. Introduction Part Names of the Projector Front/Top The lens is sold separately. The description below is for when the NP13ZL lens is mounted. Lens Shift Dial (vertical/horizontal) (→ page 18) Indicator Section Zoom Lever/Zoom Ring (→ page 21) (→...
1. Introduction Rear Remote Sensor (located on the Terminal Panel front and the rear) (→ page 7) (→ page 9) Ventilation (outlet) Ventilation (inlet) / Filter Cover Heated air is exhausted from here. The wireless LAN unit’s USB (LAN) port is located inside here. (→...
If you are writing your own program, typical PC control codes are on page 219. 17. REMOTE Connector (Stereo Mini) Use this connector for wired remote control of the projector using the NEC optional remote control. Connect the projector and optional remote control using a commercially available wired remote control cable.
1. Introduction Battery Installation Press the catch and remove Slip the cover back over the batteries until it Install new ones (AA). Ensure the battery cover. snaps into place. that you have the batteries’ polar- ity (+/−) aligned correctly. NOTE: Do not mix different types of batteries or new and old batteries.
(wired or wireless LAN). (→ page 197) For Mac’s operating environment, see page 197. * A separately sold wireless LAN unit is required to use a wireless LAN. NOTE: • Image Express Utility Lite and Image Express Utility for Mac do not support “Meeting Mode” which is provided in Image Express Utility 2.0. Download service For the update information about these software programs, visit our website: URL: http://www.nec-display.com/dl/en/index.html...
1. Introduction 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 Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Premium Windows 7 Professional Windows 7 Ultimate Windows 7 Enterprise...
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 13) Step 2 •...
2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Connecting Your Computer/Connecting the Power Cord 1. Connect your computer to the projector. This section will show you a basic connection to a computer. For information about other connections, see “(2) Making Connections” on page 143. Connect the computer cable (VGA) between the projector’s COMPUTER 1 IN connector and the computer’s port (mini D-Sub 15 Pin).
2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Turning on the Projector 1. Remove the lens cap. 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.
2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Note on Startup screen (Menu Language Select screen) When you first turn on the projector, you will get the Startup menu. This menu gives you the opportunity to select one of the 27 menu languages. To select a menu language, follow these steps: 1.
2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Selecting a Source Selecting the computer or video source NOTE: Turn on the computer or video source equipment connected to the projector. Detecting the Signal Automatically Press the SOURCE button once.The projector will search for the available input source and display it. The input source will change as follows: COMPUTER1 →...
2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Adjusting the Picture Size and Position Use the lens shift dial, the adjustable tilt foot lever, the zoom lever/zoom ring and the focus ring to adjust the picture size and position. In this chapter drawings and cables are omitted for clarity. Adjusting the projected image’s vertical and horizontal Adjusting the focus position...
2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Adjusting the vertical position of a projected image (Lens shift) Perform the adjustment from behind or from the side of the projector. Adjusting from the CAUTION front could expose your eyes to strong light which could injure them. Lens shift dial (Horizontal) Rightward Leftward...
2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) TIP: • The diagram below shows the lens shift adjustment range for the PA600X and PA500X (projection mode: desktop front). To raise the projection position higher than this, use the tilt feet. (→ page 21) • For the PA550W/PA500U and the ceiling mount/front projection lens shift adjustment range, see page 205, 206. PA600X/PA500X Height of projected image 0.5V Vertical shift range (0 to 0.5V) 0.1V 0.1H 0.1H 0.3H*¹ 0.3H*¹ NOTE* : Horizontal lens shift range is 0.15H at 150" projected image with the lens NP13ZL Focus Applicable lens: NP12ZL/NP13ZL/NP14ZL/NP15ZL Use the FOCUS ring to obtain the best focus. Focus ring...
2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Applicable lens: NP11FL With the NP11FL lens, adjust the focus and picture distortion. Preparations: Turn the lens shift dials (vertical and horizontal) on the projector to return the lens shift to the center. Approximate lens center position (explained here for the desktop front projection mode) Horizontal dial: First turn the dial to the left edge, then turn it further so that the knob is horizontal.
2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Zoom Turn the zoom lever or zoom ring clockwise and counterclockwise. The separately sold NP11FL lens does not have a zoom ring. Zoom ring Adjusting the Tilt Feet 1. Turn the left and right tilt feet to adjust. The tilt feet lengthen and shorten when turned.
2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Correcting Keystone Distortion When the projector is not exactly perpendicular to the screen, keystone distortion occurs. To overcome it, you can use the “Keystone” function, a digital technology that can adjust for keystone-type distortion, resulting in a crisp, square image.
2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) 5. Repeat steps 2 and 4 to correct keystone distortion. 6. After completing Keystone correction, press the EXIT button. The Keystone screen will disappear. • To perform Keystone correction again, press the 3D REFORM button to display the Keystone screen and repeat above steps 1 to 6.
2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Optimizing Computer Signal Automatically Adjusting the Image Using Auto Adjust Optimizing a computer image automatically. (COMPUTER1/COMPUTER2/COMPUTER3) Press the AUTO ADJ. button to optimize a computer image automatically. This adjustment may be necessary when you connect your computer for the first time. [Poor picture] [Normal picture] NOTE:...
2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Turning off the Projector To turn off the projector: 1. First, press the (POWER) button on the projector cabinet or the POWER OFF button on the remote con- trol. The [POWER OFF / ARE YOU SURE ? / CARBON SAV- INGS- SESSION 0.000[g-CO2]] message will appear.
2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) After Use Preparation: Make sure that the projector is turned off. 1. Unplug the power cord. 2. Disconnect any other cables. • Remove the USB memory if it is inserted into the projector. 3.
3. Convenient Features 1 Turning off the Image and Sound Press the AV-MUTE button to turn off the image, sound, beep 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 image is turned off.
3. Convenient Features 2. Press the button. The area of the magnified image will be moved 3. Press the D-ZOOM (−) button. Each time the D-ZOOM (−) button is pressed, the image is reduced. NOTE: • The image will be enlarged or reduced at the center of the screen. • Displaying the menu will cancel the current magnification. ...
3. Convenient Features Checking Energy-Saving Effect [CARBON METER] This feature will show energy-saving effect in terms of CO emission reduction (kg) when the projector’s [ECO MODE] is set to [OFF], or [ON]. This feature is called as [CARBON METER]. There are two messages: [TOTAL CARBON SAVINGS] and [CARBON SAVINGS-SESSION]. The [TOTAL CARBON SAVINGS] message shows the total amount of CO emission reduction from the time of shipment up to now.
3. Convenient Features Using the Optional Remote Mouse Receiver (NP01MR) The optional remote mouse receiver enables you to operate your computer’s mouse functions from the remote control. It is a great convenience for clicking through your computer-generated presentations. Connecting the remote mouse receiver to your computer If you wish to use the remote mouse function, connect the mouse receiver and computer.
3. Convenient Features Operating your computer’s mouse from the remote control You can operate your computer’s mouse from the remote control. PAGE / Button: scrolls the viewing area of the window or to move to the previous or next slide in PowerPoint on your computer.
3. Convenient Features Correcting Horizontal and Vertical Keystone Distortion [COR- Correcting Horizontal and Vertical Keystone Distortion [COR- NERSTONE] Use the 3D Reform feature to correct keystone (trapezoidal) distortion to make the top or bottom and the left or right side of the screen longer or shorter so that the projected image is rectangular.
3. Convenient Features 7. Use the button to move the projected image frame as shown on the example. 8. Press the ENTER button. 9. Use the button to select another icon which points in the direction. On the Cornerstone adjustment screen, select [EXIT] or press the EXIT button on the remote control. The confirmation screen is displayed.
3. Convenient Features The adjustable ranges for 3D Reform are as follows: PA600X/PA500X/PA550W HORIZONTAL VERTICAL CORNERSTONE Max. +/− 40° approx. Max. +/− 30° approx. KEYSTONE PA500U HORIZONTAL VERTICAL CORNERSTONE Max. +/− 35° approx. Max. +/− 30° approx. KEYSTONE * The following are conditions under which the maximum angle is achieved: •...
3. Convenient Features Displaying Two Pictures at the Same Time The projector has a feature that allows you to view two different signals simultaneously. You have two modes: PIP mode and PICTURE BY PICTURE mode. From the menu you can select [SETUP] → [BASIC] → [PIP/PICTURE BY PICTURE]. The [PIP/PICTURE BY PICTURE] menu item has the following three options: MODE, POSITION, and SOURCE.
3. Convenient Features Viewing Two Pictures 1. Press the PIP button on the remote control. The PIP/PICTURE BY PICTURE SOURCE screen will be displayed. 2. Use the or button to select the source and press the ENTER button. The PIP screen or PICTURE BY PICTURE screen will be displayed, depending on which was selected in the [MODE] setting screen.
3. Convenient Features 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.
3. Convenient Features 7. Type in the same combination of buttons and press the ENTER button. The confirmation screen will be displayed. 8. Select [YES] and press the ENTER button. The SECURITY function has been enabled. To turn on the projector when [SECURITY] is enabled: 1.
3. Convenient Features To disable the SECURITY function: 1. Press the MENU button. The menu will be displayed. 2. Select [SETUP] → [INSTALLATION(2)] → [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.
• Start the Web browser on the computer via the network connected to the projector and enter the following URL : http://<the projector’s IP address> /index.html • Use Image Express Utility Lite or Image Express Utility 2.0 contained on the supplied NEC Projector CD- ROM. TIP: The factory setting IP address is [DHCP ON].
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...
3. Convenient Features PICTURE: Controls the video adjustment of the projector. BRIGHTNESS ���� Increases the brightness adjustment value� BRIGHTNESS ���� Decreases the brightness adjustment value� CONTRAST �������� Increases the contrast adjustment value� CONTRAST �������� Decreases the contrast adjustment value� COLOR ...
3. Convenient Features NETWORK SETTINGS • SETTINGS WIRED or WIRELESS SETTING Set for wired LAN or for wireless LAN. APPLY Apply your settings to wired LAN or wireless LAN. DHCP ON Automatically assign IP address, subnet mask, and gateway to the projector from your DHCP server.
3. Convenient Features SSID Enter an identifier (SSID) for wireless LAN. Communication can be done only with equipment whose SSID matches SSID for your wireless LAN. SITE SURVEY Displays a list of available SSIDs for wireless LAN on site. Select an SSID which you can access.
Sample of a message to be sent from the projector: The lamp and filters are at the end of its usable life. Please replace the lamp and filters. Projector Name: NEC Projector Lamp Hours Used: 100 [H] SENDER’S ADDRESS Enter sender’s address.
3. Convenient Features • NETWORK SERVICE PJLink PASSWORD Set a password for PJLink*. A password must be 32 characters or less. Do not forget your password. However, if you forget your password, consult with your dealer. HTTP PASSWORD Set a password for HTTP server. A password must be 10 characters or less. AMX BEACON Turn on or off for detection from AMX Device Discovery when connecting to the network supported by AMX’s NetLinx control system.
3. Convenient Features Projecting Your Computer’s Screen Image from the Projector via a Network [NETWORK PROJECTOR] By selecting the projector connected to the same network as that of your PC, the PC screen image can be projected to the screen via network. There is no need of connection using the computer cable (VGA). Operation Environment Applicable OS Windows 7 Professional...
3. Convenient Features 2. Press the or button to select [NETWORK] and press the ENTER button. In the screen, the [APPLICATION MENU] menu is displayed. 3. From the [APPLICATION MENU] menu, select [NETWORK PROJECTOR]. The [PROJECTOR NAME/DISPLAY RESOLUTION/PASSWORD/URL] will be displayed.
3. Convenient Features Projecting the Image with Network Projector 1. Click [Start] from the desktop of Windows 7. 2. Click [All Programs]. 3. Click [Accessories]. 4. Click [Connect to a Network Projector]. When the [Permission Connect to a Network Projector] window appears, click [Yes.]. The “Connect to a Network Projector”...
3. Convenient Features 7. Input the password to the password input box displayed by the operation at step 3 on page 44. 8. Click [Connect]. The network projector function works and the screen of Windows 7 is projected from the projector. •...
3. Convenient Features Using the Projector to Operate Your Computer via a Network [REMOTE DESKTOP] • By selecting the PC connected to the same network as that of the projector, the PC screen image can be projected to the screen via network. Then, by operating the keyboard, you can operate Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP on the PC connected with the network.
3. Convenient Features Setting the password to the user account of Windows 7 TIP: If a password has been set for an account, the steps 1 to 9 can be skipped. 1. Click [Start] from the desktop of Windows 7. 2. Click [Control Panel]. 3. Click [Add or remove user accounts] displayed under [User Accounts]. 4. When the [User Account Control] confirmation window appears, click [Continue]. 5.
3. Convenient Features 4. Click [View status] displayed in blue on the right of [Local Area Connection] in the window. The [Local Area Connection Status] window appears. 5. Click [Details...]. Write down the value for “IPv4 IP Address” (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) displayed. 6.
3. Convenient Features 2. Press the or button to select [NETWORK] and press the ENTER button. The [NETWORK] menu will be displayed. 3. From the [NETWORK] menu, use the wireless keyboard to select [REMOTE DESKTOP CONNECTION]. The [REMOTE DESKTOP CONNECTION] window appears. 4.
3. Convenient Features Exiting the Remote Desktop 1. Operate the wireless keyboard to click [Start] from the desktop screen projected by the projector. 2. Click [X] on the right of the start menu. The remote desktop function is stopped. 3. Press the SOURCE button of the projector to select an input terminal other than [NETWORK]. When using the remote control, press a button other than the NETWORK button.
4. Using the Viewer ❶ What you can do with the Viewer The Viewer feature allows you to view slides or movie files stored on a USB memory on the projector, or a shared folder in a computer connected to the network. The Viewer has the following features.
4. Using the Viewer NOTE: • Movie files converted by using the video/audio format which is not supported by this projector cannot be played back. In this case, there will be no icon to show that playback is not possible. • Files with Digital Rights Management(DRM) protection cannot be played back. • Some of the movie files that meet the above requirements may not be played back. • WMV format video file will be displayed in an aspect ratio of 1 to 1 independently of its original aspect ratio. • Files that can be played back on the media server are graphics and movie files. In Windows Media Player 11 (Windows XP/ Windows Vista) mp4 files cannot be played back. Supported PDF files File name extension Supported file format .pdf Adobe Acrobat PDF NOTE: • Fonts not embedded in PDF may not be displayed • Functions added to PDF file after created will not work or display. Functions added are bookmarks, boxes in form tool, and notes will not be displayed. Auto flip or Auto transition will not work. • Some PDF files may not be displayed.
4. Using the Viewer Notices on shared folder and media server • Files from a shared folder or media server may not be projected if security or antivirus software is installed on your computer. • Open the following firewall ports: - Media server Port number Protocol...
4. Using the Viewer ❷ Preparing presentation materials 1. Create your presentation materials and save them in a supported file format to your computer. • See page for supported file formats. • Make sure that PowerPoint file is displayed on the Viewer before giving your real presentation. With Viewer PPT Converter 3.0 contained the supplied CD-ROM, you can convert your PowerPoint files to index files that can be displayed on the Viewer.
4. Using the Viewer ❸ Projecting images stored in a USB memory device This section explains the basic operation of the Viewer. The explanation provides the operational procedure when the Viewer toolbar is set to the factory default. Preparation: Before starting the Viewer, store images to the USB memory using your computer. Starting the Viewer 1.
4. Using the Viewer 4. Press the ▶ button to select “USB1” and press the ENTER button. The “USB1” thumbnail screen will be displayed. TIP: • For more information about thumbnail screen, see page 66. 5. Use the ▲▼◀ or ▶ button to select an icon. • The → (arrow) symbol on the right indicates there are more pages.
4. Using the Viewer • Movie file The movie file will start playing. After finishing the playback, the screen will turn to black. Press the EXIT button to return to the thumbnail screen. • Pressing the ENTER button will display the movie’s control bar with which you can pause or fastforward and some other operations.
4. Using the Viewer • Index file (extension:.idx) • Index files, which is converted by using Viewer PPT Converter 3.0, will appear in the Thumbnail screen. Only folders and JPEG files converted by using Viewer PPT Converter 3.0 will appear in the Thumbnail screen.
4. Using the Viewer Names and functions of Viewer screen The Viewer has three screens: Drive list screen, Thumbnail screen, and Slide screen. Cursor (yellow) Scroll bar Menu Menu Cursor (yellow) Folder icon [Drive list screen] [Thumbnail screen] Path information Drive information/File information Operation button guide Menu guide...
4. Using the Viewer Functions Name Description REFRESH Displays additional media servers in the drive list screen. OPTIONS Opens the OPTIONS menu. SLIDE SETTING Sets up slides. (→ page 69) MOVIE SETTING Sets up movie files. (→ page 70) AUTO PLAY SETTING Sets up auto play. (→ page 70) SHAREED FOLDER Sets up a shared folder.
4. Using the Viewer • Thumbnail screen Displays a list of folders, thumbnails, and icons in the drive selected on the drive list screen. Menu operation • Use the ▼ or ▲ button to move the cursor up or down. Select the menu item and press the ENTER button to display the menu or setting screen.
4. Using the Viewer • Slide screen (still image/movie) Plays a file selected from a list of thumbnails or icons. • For operating a Microsoft PowerPoint file and Adobe PDF file, see page 62. Control bar operation • The control bar will be displayed only when a still image (or index file) and a movie file is selected. •...
4. Using the Viewer Functions of movie control bar Name Description PREV Goes back to the beginning of a movie file. • Goes back to the beginning of the previous movie file if executed immediately after being started playing. Fast-rewinds a movie file for about 7 seconds. PLAY/PAUSE PLAY Plays a movie file.
4. Using the Viewer Viewer option settings • SLIDE SETTING Sets still images or slides. Name Options Description SCREEN SIZE BEST FIT Displays the image with its aspect ratio in the projector’s display- able maximum resolution. ACTUAL SIZE Displays the image in its actual size. PLAY MODE MANUAL Selects manual play.
4. Using the Viewer • MOVIE SETTING Sets the functions for a movie file. Name Options Description SCREEN SIZE BEST FIT Displays the image with its aspect ratio in the projector’s display- able maximum resolution. ACTUAL SIZE Displays the image in its actual size. REPEAT Turns on or off the repeat function.
4. Using the Viewer • SORT SETTING Sets the order of displaying thumbnails or slides. Name Options Description SORT NAME (ABC..) Displays the files alphabetically by name in ascending order. NAME (ZYX..) Displays the files alphabetically by name in descending order. EXT.
4. Using the Viewer ❹ Projecting data from shared folder Shared folder Wireless LAN Projector Shared folder Preparation For projector: Connect the projector to the network. For computer: Place files to be projected in a shared folder and note the folder’s path. Memorize or write down the path for later use.
4. Using the Viewer 2. Displays the [OPTIONS] menu. Press the ▼ button to select the (OPTIONS) icon and press the ENTER button. • When the OPTIONS menu is displayed, the drive list will not be displayed. 3. Display the [SHARED FOLDER SETTING] screen. Press the ▼...
4. Using the Viewer 6. Exit the setting. Press the ▼ button to select [OK] and press the ENTER button. This will close the [SHARED FOLDER] screen. • If an error message appear, your settings are not correct. Try again.
4. Using the Viewer Disconnecting the shared folder from the projector • Disable the number of a shared folder you wish to disconnect Press the ▼ button to select [ENABLE] and press the ENTER button to clear it. NOTE: • When a PowerPoint file or PDF file is displayed, do not disconnect your LAN cable. If doing so, the Viewer will not work. TIP: • Connecting settings for Shared folder Settings of up to four folders can be saved.
4. Using the Viewer ❺ Projecting data from media server Media server Wireless LAN Media server Projector Media server Preparation For projector: Connect the projector to the network. For computer: Prepare image files or movie files to be projected, and set up “Media Sharing” in Windows Media Player 11 or Windows Media Player 12.
4. Using the Viewer 3. Select “Share my media” check box, and then select OK. A list of accessible devices will be displayed. 4. Select “PA600 Series” and then “Allow”. A check mark will be added to the “PA600 Series” icon. •...
4. Using the Viewer Setting up “Media Sharing” in Windows Media Player 12 1. Start Windows Media Player 12. 2. Select “Stream”, and then select “Automatically allow devices to play my media”. The “Allow All Media Devices” windows will be displayed. 3.
4. Using the Viewer Connecting the projector to the media server Press the VIEWER button on the remote control. The VIEWER will start. • Another way to start the VIEWER is to press the SOURCE button a few times on the projector cabinet. (→ page •...
4. Using the Viewer Disconnecting the projector from the media server 1. Display the OPTIONS menu. Press the ▼ button to select the [OPTIONS] icon and select the ENTER button. 2. Display the MEDIA SERVER setting screen. Press the ▼ button to select the MEDIA SERVER icon and press the ENTER button. 3.
4. Using the Viewer ❻ Restrictions on displaying files The Viewer allows you to give a simplified display of a PowerPoint file or PDF file. Due to simplified display, however, actual display may be different from the one on your computer application pro- gram.
5. Using On-Screen Menu 1 Using the Menus NOTE: The on-screen menu may not be displayed correctly while interlaced motion video image is projected. 1. Press the MENU button on the remote control or the projector cabinet to display the menu. NOTE: The commands such as ENTER, EXIT, , in the bottom show available buttons for your operation. 2. Press the buttons on the remote control or the projector cabinet to display the submenu. 3.
5. Using On-Screen Menu Menu Elements Slide bar Solid triangle Available buttons Source Menu mode Highlight Radio button Wireless symbol ECO mode symbol Off Timer remaining High Altitude symbol time Thermometer symbol Key Lock symbol Menu windows or dialog boxes typically have the following elements: Highlight �����������������������������Indicates the selected menu or item�...
5. Using On-Screen Menu List of Menu Items • Basic menu items are indicated by shaded area. Some menu items are not available depending on the input source. Menu Item Default Options COMPUTER1 COMPUTER2 COMPUTER3(BNC) HDMI DisplayPort SOURCE VIDEO S-VIDEO VIEWER NETWORK...
5. Using On-Screen Menu HORIZONTAL KEYSTONE VERTICAL CORNERSTONE PIP/PBP MODE PIP, PICTURE BY PICTURE PIP/PICTURE BY PIP POSITION BOTTOM-RIGHT TOP-LEFT, TOP-RIGHT, BOTTOM-LEFT, BOTTOM-RIGHT PICTURE PIP/PBP SOURCE OFF, VIDEO, S-VIDEO OFF, WHITEBOARD, BLACKBOARD, BLACKBOARD WALL COLOR (GRAY), LIGHT YELLOW, LIGHT GREEN, LIGHT BLUE, SKY BLUE, LIGHT ROSE, PINK ECO MODE OFF, ON...
5. Using On-Screen Menu STANDBY MODE NORMAL NORMAL, POWER-SAVING, NETWORK STANDBY DIRECT POWER ON OFF, ON AUTO POWER ON(COMP1/3) OFF, COMPUTER1, COMPUTER3 SETUP OPTIONS(2) AUTO POWER OFF OFF, 0:05, 0:10, 0:20, 0:30 LAST, AUTO, COMPUTER1, COMPUTER2, COMPUTER3, DEFAULT SOURCE SELECT LAST HDMI, DisplayPort, VIDEO, S-VIDEO, VIEWER, NETWORK LAMP LIFE REMAINING...
5. Using On-Screen Menu Menu Descriptions & Functions [SOURCE] COMPUTER 1, 2, and 3 Selects the computer connected to your COMPUTER 1, 2, or COMPUTER 3 input connector signal. NOTE: When the component input signal is connected to the COMPUTER 1 IN, COMPUTER 2 IN, or COMPUTER 3 IN connector, select [COMPUTER1], [COMPUTER2] or [COMPUTER3] respectively. The projector automatically determines whether the COMPUTER1, 2, or 3 input signal is an RGB or component signal. HDMI Selects the HDMI compatible equipment connected to your HDMI IN connector. DisplayPort Projects the image of the device connected to the DisplayPort input connector.
5. Using On-Screen Menu Using the Entry List When any source adjustments are made, the adjustments are automatically registered in the Entry List.The (adjustment values of) registered signals can be loaded from the Entry List whenever necessary. However, only up to 100 patterns can be registered in the Entry List. When 100 patterns have been registered in the Entry List, an error message is then displayed and no additional patterns can be registered.
5. Using On-Screen Menu Entering the currently projected signal into the Entry List [STORE] 1. Press the or button to select any number. 2. Press the or button to select [STORE] and press the ENTER button. Calling up a signal from the Entry List [LOAD] Press the ...
5. Using On-Screen Menu Cutting a signal from the Entry List [CUT] 1. Press the or button to select a signal you wish to delete. 2. Press the , , , or button to select [CUT] and press the ENTER button. The signal will be deleted from the Entry List and the deleted signal will be displayed on the clipboard at the bottom of the Entry List.
5. Using On-Screen Menu Menu Descriptions & Functions [ADJUST] [PICTURE] [MODE] This function allows you to determine how to save settings for [DETAIL SETTINGS] of [PRESET] for each input. STANDARD ������������ Saves settings for each item of [PRESET] (Preset 1 through 7) PROFESSIONAL �����...
5. Using On-Screen Menu [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].
5. Using On-Screen Menu [COLOR CORRECTION] Corrects the color for all signals. Adjusts the tone for the colors red, green, blue, yellow, magenta and cyan. RED ����������������������� Adjusts the color in red areas, centered around the red� This can be used to adjust to a yellow- or magenta-tinged red� GREEN �������������������...
5. Using On-Screen Menu [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�...
5. Using On-Screen Menu Adjusting Horizontal/Vertical Position [HORIZONTAL/VERTICAL] Adjusts the image location horizontally and vertically. - 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.
5. Using On-Screen Menu Selecting the Aspect Ratio [ASPECT RATIO] Use this function to select the screen’s vertical:horizontal aspect ratio. Select the screen type (4:3 screen, 16:9 screen or 16:10 screen) at the screen setting before setting the aspect ratio. (→...
5. Using On-Screen Menu LETTER BOX The image of a letterbox signal (16:9) is stretched equally in the horizontal and vertical directions to fit the screen. WIDE SCREEN The image of a squeeze signal(16:9) is stretched left and right in 16:9. ZOOM The image of a squeeze signal (16:9) is stretched left and right in 4:3.
5. Using On-Screen Menu [VIDEO] Using Noise Reduction [NOISE REDUCTION] This function is used to reduce video noise. RANDOM NR ��������� Reduces flickering random noise in an image� MOSQUITO NR ������ Reduces mosquito noise that appears around the edges of an image during DVD playback� BLOCK NR �������������...
5. Using On-Screen Menu [VIDEO LEVEL] This function selects video signal level when the projector’s HDMI and DisplayPort input connectors and an external device are connected. AUTO ��������������������� The video level is switched automatically based on the information from the device outputting the signal� Depending on the connected device, this setting may not be made properly�...
5. Using On-Screen Menu Menu Descriptions & Functions [SETUP] [BASIC] Correcting Vertical Keystone Distortion Manually [KEYSTONE] You can correct vertical distortion manually. (→ page 22) TIP: When this option is highlighted, pressing the ENTER button will display its slide bar for adjustment. Selecting Cornerstone Mode [CORNERSTONE] This option allows you to correct trapezoidal distortion. Selecting this item will display the Cornerstone adjustment screen. (→ page 32) NOTE: The [CORNERSTONE] item is not available when [KEYSTONE] or [GEOMETRIC CORRECTION] is selected.
5. Using On-Screen Menu SOURCE: This option allows you to select a sub picture signal. The options are: OFF, VIDEO and S-VIDEO. Selecting [OFF] will cancel the PIP/PICTURE BY PICTURE mode and return to the normal screen. Using the Wall Color Correction [WALL COLOR] This function allows for quick adaptive color correction in applications where the screen material is not white.
5. Using On-Screen Menu [MENU] Selecting Menu Color [COLOR SELECT] You can choose between two options for menu color: COLOR and MONOCHROME. Turning On / Off Source Display [SOURCE DISPLAY] This option turns on or off input name display such as COMPUTER 1, COMPUTER2, COMPUTER3, HDMI, Display- Port, VIDEO, S-VIDEO, VIEWER, NETWORK to be displayed on the top right of the screen.
5. Using On-Screen Menu When [OFF] is selected for [ECO MODE] Pressing the ENTER button will display the [ECO MODE] screen. (→ page 28) To close the message, press the EXIT button. 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].
5. Using On-Screen Menu DESKTOP FRONT CEILING REAR DESKTOP REAR CEILING FRONT Selecting Aspect Ratio and Position for Screen [SCREEN] Screen type Sets the aspect ratio of the projection screen. 4:3 screen For a screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio 16:9 screen For a screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio 16:10 screen...
5. Using On-Screen Menu ON: Turns on this function to make the screen darker� The [BRIGHTNESS] and the [CONTRAST] can be adjusted� CONTRAST ������������ Adjusts the bright part of the picture� BRIGHTNESS ��������� Adjusts the dark part of the picture� Adjusting 1.
5. Using On-Screen Menu [INSTALLATION(2)] Disabling the Cabinet Buttons [CONTROL PANEL LOCK] This option turns on or off the CONTROL PANEL LOCK function. 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]. TIP: When the [CONTROL PANEL LOCK] is turned on, a key lock icon [ ] will be displayed at the bottom right of the menu. Enabling Security [SECURITY] This feature turns on or off the SECURITY function. Unless the correct keyword is entered, the projector cannot project an image.
5. Using On-Screen Menu 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.) • Your setting will not be affected even when [RESET] is done from the menu. • Pressing and holding the ENTER button on the projector cabinet for 10 seconds will display the menu for canceling the Control Assigning or Changing the Control ID 1. Turn on the projector. 2. Press the ID SET button on the remote control. The CONTROL ID screen will be displayed. If the projector can be operated with the current remote control ID, the [ACTIVE] will be displayed.
5. Using On-Screen Menu [OPTIONS(1)] Setting Auto Adjust [AUTO ADJUST] This feature sets the Auto Adjust mode so that the computer signal can be automatically or manually adjusted for noise and stability. You can automatically make adjustment in two ways: [NORMAL] and [FINE]. OFF ������������������������...
5. Using On-Screen Menu NOTE: • When [HIGH ALTITUDE] is selected for [FAN MODE], a symbol icon will be displayed at the bottom of the menu. • It is recommended that you select High speed mode if you use the projector non-stop for consecutive days. • Set [FAN MODE] to [HIGH ALTITUDE] when using the projector at altitudes approximately 5500 feet/1600 meters or higher. • 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. • Using the projector at altitudes less than approximately 5500 feet/1600 meters and setting to [HIGH ALTITUDE] can cause the lamp to overcool, causing the image to flicker. Switch [FAN MODE] to [AUTO]. • Using the projector at altitudes approximately 5500 feet/1600 meters or higher can shorten the life of optical components such as the lamp. • Your setting will not be affected even when [RESET] is done from the menu. Selecting the Signal Format [SIGNAL SELECT(COMP3)] When an output device is connected to the COMPUTER 3 video input connectors, this sets the input signal. RGB/COMPONENT �...
5. Using On-Screen Menu [OPTIONS(2)] Selecting Power-saving in [STANDBY MODE] The projector has three standby modes: [NORMAL], [POWER-SAVING] and [NETWORK STANDBY]. The POWER-SAVING mode is the mode that allows you to put the projector in the power-saving condition which consumes less power than the NORMAL mode. The projector is preset for NORMAL mode at the factory. NORMAL �����������������������������Power indicator: Orange light/STATUS indicator: Green light POWER-SAVING �����������������Power indicator: Red light/STATUS indicator: Off The following connectors, buttons or functions will not work during this mode�...
5. Using On-Screen Menu Turning On the Projector By Applying Computer Signal [AUTO POWER ON(COMP1/3)] When the projector is in Standby mode, applying a computer signal from a computer connected to the COMPUTER1 IN or COMPUTER3 IN input will power on the projector and simultaneously project the computer’s image. This functionality eliminates the need to always use the POWER button on the remote control or the projector cabinet to power on the projector.
5. Using On-Screen Menu Menu Descriptions & Functions [INFO.] Displays the status of the current signal and lamp usage. This item has nine pages. The information included is as follows: TIP: Pressing the HELP button on the remote control will show the [INFO.] menu items. [USAGE TIME] [LAMP LIFE REMAINING] (%)* [LAMP HOURS USED] (H) [FILTER HOURS USED] (H) [TOTAL CARBON SAVINGS] (kg-CO2) The progress indicator shows the percentage of remaining bulb life.
5. Using On-Screen Menu [SOURCE(1)] INPUT TERMINAL RESOLUTION HORIZONTAL FREQUENCY VERTICAL FREQUENCY SYNC TYPE SYNC POLARITY SCAN TYPE SOURCE NAME ENTRY NO. [SOURCE(2)] SIGNAL TYPE VIDEO TYPE BIT DEPTH VIDEO LEVEL LINK RATE LINK LANE [WIRED LAN] IP ADDRESS SUBNET MASK GATEWAY MAC ADDRESS...
5. Using On-Screen Menu Menu Descriptions & Functions [RESET] Returning to Factory Default [RESET] The RESET feature allows you to change adjustments and settings to the factory preset for a (all) source (s) except the following: [CURRENT SIGNAL] Resets the adjustments for the current signal to the factory preset levels. The items that can be reset are: [PRESET], [CONTRAST], [BRIGHTNESS], [COLOR], [HUE], [SHARPNESS], [ASPECT RATIO], [HORIZONTAL], [VERTICAL], [CLOCK], [PHASE], and [OVERSCAN].
5. Using On-Screen Menu Clearing the Filter Usage Hours [CLEAR FILTER HOURS] Resets the filter usage back to zero. Selecting this option displays submenu for a confirmation. Select [YES] and press the ENTER button. The [OFF] item is selected for [FILTER MESSAGE] at the time of shipment. When [OFF] is selected, you do not need to clear the filter usage hour.
The application menu allows you to set up the User Supportware, Network Settings (NETWORK SETTINGS) and Tools (TOOLS). The User Supportware is contained on the supplied NEC Projector CD-ROM. In [ADMINISTRATOR MODE], either [ADVANCED] menu or [BASIC] menu can be selected. (→ page 136) The [BASIC] menu contains minimum essentials of menus and commands.
5. Using On-Screen Menu NETWORK PROJECTOR This shows information for projector name, resolution, and network (wired/wireless) which are required to use Network Projector. Use this information to set up for your computer. REMOTE DESKTOP CONNECTION This allows you to set up for computer name entry and effects for Remote Desktop. NOTE: • A USB keyboard is required to set up the Remote Desktop Connection.
Express Utility and connecting the PC and projector via a wireless LAN. The Image Express Utility Lite, Image Express Utility 2.0, and Image Express Utility 2 for Mac are contained on the supplied NEC Projector CD-ROM. To use [EASY CONNECTION], select [WIRELESS LAN] → [PROFILES] → [EASY CONNECTION].
5. Using On-Screen Menu WIRED LAN or WIRELESS LAN (ADVANCED menu only) * To use the wireless LAN functions, connect a separately sold wireless LAN unit to the projector. (→ page 151) PROFILES • Up to two settings for the LAN port or USB wireless LAN unit —...
5. Using On-Screen Menu • When selecting [WPS], the network will be connected by using settings stored automatically with the WPS function. Selecting [WPS] will allow the projector to access the network by using the settings the WPS function automatically stored. DHCP Place a check mark to automatically assign an IP address to the —...
5. Using On-Screen Menu SITE SURVEY Displays a list of available SSIDs for wireless LAN on site. Select — an SSID which you can access. To select an SSID, highlight [SSID] and use the to select [OK] and press the ENTER button. �����������������������...
5. Using On-Screen Menu When [WEP(64bit)] or [WEP(128bit)] is selected for [SECURITY TYPE] KEY SELECT Selects one WEP key from the four keys below. KEY1, KEY2, KEY3, Enter a WEP key. KEY4 • Maximum number of characters Option Alphanumeric (ASCII) Hexadecimal (HEX) WEP 64bit WEP 128bit...
5. Using On-Screen Menu [AUTHENTICATION] (required for wireless only) Setting is required for using WPA-EAP or WPA2-EAP. Preparation before setting Select a wireless LAN compliant WPA-EAP or WPA2-EAP authentication and install a digital certificate on the projec- tor. 1. Set [DATE AND TIME] on the projector. (→ page 140) 2.
5. Using On-Screen Menu 4. Select [SITE SURVEY] and press the ENTER button. The “SSID” list will be displayed. 5. Select a connecting SSID, and then select [OK]. Finally press the ENTER button. • Select the SSID for which WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK is set. •...
5. Using On-Screen Menu 11.Select the [AUTHENTICATION] tab. The [AUTHENTICATION] page will be displayed. Select either [EAP-TLS] or [PEAP-MSCHAPv2] for [EAP TYPE]. The setting items vary depending on the EAP type. See the table below. EAP Type Setting Item Note EAP-TLS User Name 1 character or more and 32 characters or...
5. Using On-Screen Menu 13.Select [CLIENT CERTIFICATE] and press the ENTER button. A list of files (thumbnail screen) will be displayed. • For operating the thumbnail screen, see “4. Using the Viewer” in the “User’s Manual” (PDF). • To return to the [AUTHENTICATION] page, press the EXIT button. NOTE: Installing a digital certificate You can install each digital certificate (client certificate and CA certificate) for [PROFILE 1 (or 2)] on a file-by-file basis.
5. Using On-Screen Menu 17.On the thumbnail screen, select a digital certificate (DER format file) saved in your USB memory device and press the ENTER button. • Select your root CA certificate here. The selected digital certificate will be installed on the projector. 18.After completing required settings, select [OK] and press the ENTER button.
5. Using On-Screen Menu 15.After completing setting a user name, select the [PASSWORD] field and press the ENTER button. The character entry screen (software keyboard) will be displayed. Set a password. • A password must be 32 characters or less. 16.After completing setting the password, select [CA CERTIFICATE] field and press the ENTER button.
5. Using On-Screen Menu 18.After completing required settings, select [OK] and press the ENTER button. The [WIRELESS] page will be returned. 19.Select [RECONNECT] and press the ENTER button. 20.Select [OK] and press the ENTER button. This will complete setting [PEAP-MSCHAPv2] for [EAP TYPE] in [WPA-EAP] or [WPA2-EAP]. TIP: Clearing the digital certificate that is installed on the projector To clear the digital certificate installed on the projector, follow the steps below.
5. Using On-Screen Menu When the wireless LAN access point connected to the projector supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup TM), you can use PIN method or push button method to set up the wireless LAN for the projector. PIN TYPE Set a 4-digit or 8 digit-PIN code of WPS for your access point to complete setting for the SSID security.
5. Using On-Screen Menu PROJECTOR NAME (ADVANCED menu only) PROJECTOR NAME Set a unique projector name. Up to 16 alphanu- meric characters and symbols DOMAIN (ADVANCED menu only) Set a host name and domain name of the projector. HOST NAME Set a host name of the projector.
Sample of a message to be sent from the projector: The lamp and filters are at the end of its usable life. Please replace the lamp and filters. Projector Name: NEC Projector Lamp Hours Used: 100 [H] HOST NAME Type in a host name.
5. Using On-Screen Menu NETWORK SERVICE (ADVANCED menu only) HTTP SERVER Set a password for your HTTP server. Up to 10 alphanumeric characters PJLink This option allows you to set a password when you use the Up to 32 alphanumeric PJLink feature.
5. Using On-Screen Menu TOOLS ADMINISTRATOR MODE This allows you to select MENU MODE, save settings, and set a password for the administrator mode. MENU MODE Select either [BASIC] or [ADVANCED] menu. — (→ page 84) Placing a check mark will not save your projector settings� NOT SAVE SETTING —...
5. Using On-Screen Menu PROGRAM TIMER This option turns on/off the projector and changes video signals, and selects ECO mode automatically at a specified time. NOTE: • Before using [PROGRAM TIMER], make sure that the [DATE AND TIME] feature is set. (→ page 140) • Make sure that the projector is in the stand by condition with the POWER cord connected. • The projector has a built-in clock. The clock will keep working for about two weeks after the main power is turned off. If the main power is not supplied to the projector for two weeks or more, the built-in clock stops working. • When [PROGRAM TIMER] is enabled, the [STANDBY MODE] setting becomes invalid. This means that the projector is in the same condition when the [NORMAL] is selected for [STANDBY MODE]. Setting a new program timer 1.
5. Using On-Screen Menu DAY ������������������������ Select days of the week for the program timer� To execute the program from Monday to Friday, select [MON- FRI]�To execute the program in everyday basis, select [EVERYDAY]� TIME ���������������������� Set the time to execute the program� Enter time in 24-hour format� FUNCTION �������������...
5. Using On-Screen Menu Activating the program timer 1. Select [ENABLE] on the [PROGRAM TIMER] screen and press the ENTER button. The [ENABLE] will be activated. 2. Select [OK] and press the ENTER button. The [PROGRAM TIMER] screen will be changed to the [TOOL] screen. NOTE: • Clearing [ENABLE] will disable the Program Timer even when a program is marked with a check mark on [PROGRAM LIST] screen.
5. Using On-Screen Menu DATE ANDTIME You can set the current time, month, date, and year. NOTE: The projector has a built-in clock. The clock will keep working for about 2 weeks after the main power is turned off. If the main power is off for 2 weeks or more, the built-in clock will cease. If the built-in clock ceases, set the date and time again. The built-in clock will not cease while in the standby mode. TIME ZONE SETTINGS �������������� Select your time zone� DATE AND TIME SETTINGS ������ Set your current date (MM/DD/YYYY) and time (HH:MM)� INTERNET TIME SERVER ���������...
6. Connecting to Other Equipment Mounting a lens (sold separately) Five separate bayonet style lenses can be used with this projector. The descriptions here are for the NP13ZL (2x zoom) lens. Mount other lenses in the same manner. NOTE: • The projector and lenses are made of precision parts. Do not subject them to shock or excessive forces.
4. Turn the lens clockwise. Turn until a click is heard. The lens is now fastened onto the projector. TIP: Mounting the lens theft prevention screw Fasten the lens theft prevention screw included with the projector to the bottom of the projector so that the lens cannot be removed easily. Removing the lens 1. While pressing the lens release button on the projector’s front panel fully in, turn the lens counterclockwise.
6. Installation and Connections Making Connections The projector can be connected to a computer using the computer cable (included), a BNC cable (5-core type) (commercially available), HDMI cable (commercially available) or DisplayPort cable (commercially available). Analog RGB signal connection •...
DisplayPort DisplayPort NOTE: • Turn off the power of the computer and projector before connecting. • Lower the computer’s volume setting before connecting an audio cable to the headphones connector. When using with a computer connected to the projector, adjust the volume of both the projector and computer to set the appropriate volume level. • If the computer has a mini-jack type audio output connector, we recommend connecting the audio cable to that connector. • This projector does not support NEC video unit (model ISS-6020) video decoded outputs. • When a video deck is connected via a scan converter, etc., the display may not be correct during fast-forwarding and rewinding. • The Computer 1 and Computer 2 video input connectors support Windows Plug and Play. The Computer 3 video input connector does not support Windows Plug and Play. • A Macintosh signal adapter (commercially available) may be required to connect a Macintosh computer. To connect a Macintosh computer equipped with a Mini DisplayPort to the projector, use a commercially available Mini DisplayPort...
6. Installation and Connections Cautions when connecting an HDMI cable • Use a certified High Speed HDMI Cable or High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet. ® ® Cautions when connecting a DisplayPort cable • Use a certified DisplayPort cable. • Depending on the computer, some time may be required until the image is displayed.
6. Installation and Connections Connecting an External Monitor Computer cable (VGA) Stereo mini-plug audio cable (not supplied) (not supplied) Com- puter cable (VGA) (supplied) You can connect a separate, external monitor to your projector to simultaneously view on a monitor the computer analog image you’re projecting.
6. Installation and Connections Connecting Your DVD Player or Other AV Equipment Connecting Video/S-Video Input S-Video cable (not supplied) Video cable (not supplied) Audio cable (not supplied) Audio equipment Audio cable (not supplied) • Select the source name for its appropriate input connector after turning on the projector. SOURCE button on the projector Input connector Button on the remote control...
6. Installation and Connections Connecting HDMI Input You can connect the HDMI output of your DVD player, hard disk player, Blu-ray player, or notebook type PC to the HDMI IN connector of your projector. NOTE: The HDMI IN connector supports Plug & Play (DDC2B). HDMI cable (not supplied) Use High Speed HDMI ®...
6. Installation and Connections 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 [APPLICATION MENU] → [NETWORK SETTINGS] →...
6. Installation and Connections Connecting to a Wireless LAN (sold separately) The separately sold wireless LAN unit allows you to use a wireless LAN environment. When using the projector in a wireless LAN environment, the IP address and other settings must be made on the projector. Important: •...
6. Installation and Connections 1. Press the button to set the projector to the standby mode, then disconnect the power cord. Filter cover Wait for the projector to fully cool off. 2. Remove the filter cover. Pressing the buttons on the left and right sides of the filter cover upwards, pull the filter cover towards you to remove it.
6. Installation and Connections To remove the wireless LAN unit 1. Remove the filter unit following steps 1 to 3 above. 2. Remove the wireless LAN unit. If the wireless LAN unit is hard to remove, place a cloth, etc., over needle- nose pliers to grasp the wireless LAN unit and pull it out.
6. Installation and Connections Example of wireless LAN connection (Network Type → Infrastructure) PC with wireless PC with built-in wireless (→ page 123) LAN card inserted LAN function USB Wireless LAN Unit Wireless access point Wired LAN Example of wireless LAN connection (Network Type → Ad Hoc) USB Wireless LAN Unit PC with wireless PC with built-in wireless...
7. Maintenance This section describes the simple maintenance procedures you should follow to clean the filters, the lens, the cabinet, and to replace the lamp and the filters. 1 Cleaning the Filters The air-filter sponge keeps dust and dirt from getting inside the projector and should be frequently cleaned. If the filter is dirty or clogged, your projector may overheat.
7. Maintenance (2) Push the left edges of the filters and remove the two hard honeycomb filters. - The filters cannot be removed by pressing the left and right edges. 4. Use a vacuum cleaner to vacuum all the dust inside. Get rid of dust in the accordion filter NOTE: • Whenever you vacuum the filter, use the soft brush attachment to...
7. Maintenance 8. Put the filter cover back to the projector cabinet. Catch Insert the 4 catches on the top of the filter cover into the grooves in the projector, then press the left and right buttons to close. • Push the filter cover until it clicks into place. 9.
7. Maintenance Cleaning the Lens • Turn off the projector before cleaning. • The projector has a plastic lens. Use a commercially available plastic lens cleaner. • Do not scratch or mar the lens surface as a plastic lens is easily scratched. •...
Do not touch them as the pieces of glass may cause injury. If this happens, contact your NEC dealer for lamp replacement.
7. Maintenance To replace the lamp: 1. Remove the lamp cover. (1)Loosen the lamp cover screw • The lamp cover screw is not removable. (2)Pull the bottom of the lamp cover towards you and remove it. 2. Remove the lamp housing. (1)Loosen the two screws securing the lamp housing until the phillips screwdriver goes into a freewheeling condi- tion.
7. Maintenance 3. Install a new lamp housing. (1)Insert a new lamp housing until the lamp housing is plugged into the socket. (2)Position so that the guide hole in the bottom right of the lamp house is over the protrusion on the projector then press all the way in.
7. Maintenance To replace the filters: Four filters are packaged with the replacement lamp. Honeycomb filter (coarse mesh): Large and small sizes (attached to the outside of the filter unit) Accordion filter (fine mesh): Large and small sizes (attached to the inside of the filter unit) NOTE: • Replace all four filters at the same time.
7. Maintenance (2) Push the left edges of the filters and remove the two hard honeycomb filters (large and small). • The filters cannot be removed by pressing the left and right edges. 4. Remove dust from the filter unit and the filter cover. Clean both outside and inside.
• To run Virtual Remote Tool or PC Control Utility Pro 4 on Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional, “Microsoft .NET Framework Version 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 it on your computer • Image Express Utility Lite will be installed to the system drive of your computer. If the message “There is not enough free space on destination” is displayed, free up enough space (about 100 MB) to install the program. 1 Insert the accompanying NEC Projector CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The menu window will be displayed. 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”.
8. User Supportware 2 Click a software program you wish to install on the menu window. The installation will start. • Follow the instructions on the installer screens to complete the installation. TIP: Uninstalling a Software Program Preparation: Exit the software program before uninstalling. To uninstall the software program, the Windows user account must have “Administrator”...
8. User Supportware Installation for Macintosh software Image Express Utility 2 for Mac supports Mac OS X. 1 Insert the accompanying NEC Projector CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The menu window will be displayed. 2 Double-click the CD-ROM icon. 3 Double-click the “Mac OS X” folder.
8. User Supportware Operating the Projector Via the LAN (Virtual Remote Tool) This will help you perform operations such as projector’s power on or off and signal selection via a 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.
Windows Desktop. 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.
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.
Wireless LAN (sold separately)” (→ page 151) and “9 Application Menus - NETWORK SETTINGS” (→ page 120) 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.
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.
8. User Supportware Projecting an Image from an Angle (Geometric Correction Tool in Image Express Utility Lite) The Geometric Correction Tool (GCT) function allows you to correct distortion of images projected even from an angle. What you can do with GCT •...
8. User Supportware 3. Use the mouse to click the [ • ] mark of which corner you wish to move. The currently selected [ • ] mark will turn red. (In the above example, Windows screens are omitted for clarification.) 4.
When “Meeting Mode” is used, projected images can be sent and received between two or more computers. • High-speed, high-quality image transmissions based on NEC’s original compression algorithm NEC’s original compression algorithm allows high-quality images to be sent over the network at high speed, from your computer to the projector. •...
8. User Supportware • Projected images can be transferred and saved to computers. When “Meeting Mode” is used, projected images can be sent to the computers of all the participants (attendants) of a “Meeting”. The received images can be saved to your computer with a memo (text data) attached. Attendant Attendant Presenter...
1 Turn on the power to the projector for which LAN has been set. 2 Click Windows [Start] → [All Programs] → [NEC Projector User Supportware] → [Image Express Utility 2.0] → [Image Express Utility 2.0 ], in that order.
8. User Supportware 4 Check( ) the projector to connect and click [Connect]. If the name of the projector to connect is not on the list or if it is hidden, click [Update]. Click Click The screen of your computer will be projected from the projector. At this time, the input signal of the projector will automatically change to “NETWORK”.
8. User Supportware • Stopping or resuming the transmission of images The transmission of the screen of the computer to the projector can be temporarily stopped and then resumed. 1 Click the projector icon ( ) on the Windows taskbar. A pop-up menu will be displayed.
8. User Supportware Holding Conferences • Holding conferences 1 Follow steps 1 through 4 in “Connecting projector” of “Sending Images to Projector” (→ page 176). The screen of your computer will be projected from the projector. • Disclose a file to the participants of the conference. NOTE: To disclose a file to the participants, selection can be made only in folder units.
Participating in Conference • Participating in conferences 1 Click Windows [Start] → [All Programs] → [NEC Projector User Supportware] → [Image Express Utility 2.0] → [Image Express Utility 2.0 ], in that order. The “Selection Of Network Connections” window will be displayed.
8. User Supportware 3 Click the Meeting Name to participate, and click [Connect]. Click The computer will be connected to the selected conference and the attendant window will be displayed. If the presenter selects “Send to PC And Projector”, the image projected from the projector is displayed in the at- tendant window.
8. User Supportware • Saving received images 1 Click [Memo] in the attendant window. A memo pane will be displayed. Click Memo pane Click 2 Click [Save Image] in the attendant window. The image displayed in the attendant window will be saved. •...
8. User Supportware • Downloading disclosed file 1 Click [File Transfer] in the attendant window. The “File Transfer” window will be opened. Click 2 Select a file to download, and click [Download]. Downloading will begin. The progress of the downloading is displayed at the lower left of the window. 3 When downloading is complete, click [File] in the “File Transfer”...
8. User Supportware • Changing presenter Three types of settings may be made to change the presenter: “Not Approved”, “Approved”, and “Changing Prohibited” (these can be selected only by the presenter). In the following example, “Not Approved” is selected. • Click [Become A Presenter] in the attendant window. You will change from a participant to a presenter.
Power-Point file can be presented by operating the projector. In other words the computer does not need to be brought into the conference room. IMPORTANT: • You can use the Desktop Control Utility 1.0 to operate a computer located in a separate room from the projector over a network. Therefore, care must be exercised to prevent any third party from viewing the screen of your computer (important documents), copying files, or turning off the power. NEC assumes no liability for any loss or damages arising from information leak or system failure while you are using Desktop Control Utility 1.0. • This will disconnect LAN connection when the computer goes in the standby mode while the Desktop Control Utility 1.0 is being used. In the Windows 7/Windows Vista, select [Control Panel] → [Hardware and Sound] → [Power Options]. Set [Change when the computer sleeps] to [Never]. In the Windows XP, click [Control Panel] → [Performance and Maintenance] → [Power Options] → [System Standby] →...
8. User Supportware Using the projector to operate your computer’s desktop screen IMPORTANT: • In case of Windows 7/Windows Vista, disable the user account control before using Desktop Control Utility 1.0. Windows Vista has “User Account Control” function to protect the computer. The user account confirmation window may be displayed. Since Desktop Control Utility 1.0 cannot transfer the user account confirmation window, this window makes the operation unavail- able. Before using Desktop Control Utility 1.0, it is necessary to disable the user account control of Windows 7/Windows Vista. After logging on with the administrator account, follow the procedure below to change the setting: [Change Procedure] <For Windows 7> 1 Click [Control Panel] from the Start Manu. 2 Click [User Accounts and Family Safety]. 3 Click [User Accounts].
8. User Supportware • Operation on computer 1 Click Windows [Start] → [All Programs] → [NEC Projector User Supportware] → [Desktop Control Utility 1.0] → [Desktop Control], in that order. The “Selection Of Network Connections” window is displayed. This displays a list of the network devices connected to the computer you are using.
8. User Supportware 3 Input the starting password of Desktop Control Utility 1.0, and click [OK]. The “Current password” window will be displayed. NOTE: The character string displayed in the password field varies each time Desktop Control Utility 1.0 is started. 4 Write down the character string displayed in the password field. Write down “PMHN” in the screen example of step 3. 5 Click [OK].
8. User Supportware • Operating the projector (connecting computer) 1 Connect a USB mouse that is commercially available to the projector. 2 Turn on the power to the projector. Set the LAN setting of the projector in advance. 3 Press the SOURCE button on the projector unit. The Source list will be displayed.
8. User Supportware 5 Click [DESKTOP CONTROL UTILITY]. The “DESKTOP CONTROL UTILITY menu” screen will be displayed. 6 Click “ENTRY”. A password input screen will be displayed. 7 Input the password you have written down in step 4 of “Operation on computer”. •...
8. User Supportware 10 Click the computer at the connection destination and then [OK]. The desktop screen of the computer at the connection destination will be displayed. • Operating the projector (manipulating desktop screen) The displayed desktop screen can be manipulated by using the USB mouse connected to the projector. If the EXIT button of the projector or remote control is pressed while the desktop screen is displayed, an auxiliary operation bar is displayed at the lower left of the screen.
8. User Supportware <1> <2> <3> <4> <1> (cut-off icon) �������Disconnects communication with the computer� <2> (Shift icon) ����������When the highlight is moved to this icon and the ENTER button is pressed, shift lock status is set� The shift lock is canceled if the highlight is moved to this icon and the ENTER button is pressed again�...
8. User Supportware • Operating the projector (exiting Desktop Control Utility 1.0) 1 Click the projector icon [ ] on the taskbar while the desktop screen is displayed. 2 Click [Exit]. Desktop Control Utility 1.0 will be terminated. 3 Press the EXIT button on the projector unit or on the remote control. The “network menu”...
Wireless LAN (sold separately)” (→ page 151) and “9 Application Menus - NETWORK SETTINGS” (→ page 120) 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: • For the Schedule function of the PC Control utility Pro 4 to work, you must have your computer running and not in standby/...
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”.
8. User Supportware 5. Select the USB memory drive for “Card Drive” and type in “Index name”. Index name must be eight alphanumeric characters or less. 2-byte character and file with a long filename cannot be used. 6. Click “Export”. A confirmation message will be displayed.
8. User Supportware Projecting Your Mac’s Screen Image from the Projector over a LAN (Image Express Utility 2 for Mac) Using Image Express Utility 2 for Mac contained allows you to send the Mac’s screen image to the projector over a network (wired or wireless LAN).
8. User Supportware Using Image Express Utility 2 Connecting to a projector 1 Confirm that the projector has been turned on. 2 Click the AirPort status ( ) on the Macintosh menu bar, and click “Turn AirPort On”. The AirPort status is changed to “ ”...
8. User Supportware 3 Double-click the “Image Express Utility 2” icon in the “Image Express Utility 2” folder. • At the initial start, the “License Agreement” window is displayed. Thoroughly read the agreement shown on the screen, and click “I accept the terms in the license agreement” and the [OK] button.
8. User Supportware Stopping/Restarting Image Transmission • Stopping image transmission 1 Click [Tools] on the menu bar, and click [Stop Sending]. Image transmission is temporarily stopped. • Restarting image transmission 1 Click [Tools] on the menu bar, and click [Start Sending]. Image transmission is started again.
9. Appendix Throw distance and screen size Five separate bayonet style lenses can be used on this projector. Refer to the information on this page and use a lens suited for the installation environment (screen size and throw distance). For instructions on mounting the lens, see page 141.
9. Appendix Lens shifting range This projector is equipped with a lens shift function for adjusting the position of the projected image by turning the lens shift dials. The lens can be shifted within the range shown below. Description of symbols: V indicates vertical (height of the projected image), H indicates horizontal (width of the projected image).
9. Appendix Ceiling/front projector 0.3H 0.3H 0.1H 0.1H 0.1V Height of projected image 0.6V Width of projected image PA500U Width of projected image Desk/front projection 0.5V Height of projected image 0.1V 0.1H 0.1H 0.3H* 0.3H* Ceiling/front projector 0.3H* 0.3H* 0.1H 0.1H 0.1V Height of projected...
9. Appendix Specifications Model name PA600X/PA500X/PA550W/PA500U Method Three primary color liquid crystal shutter projection method Specifications of main parts Liquid crystal Size PA600X/PA500X: 0.79" (with MLA) × 3 (aspect ratio: 4:3) panel PA550W: 0.75" (with MLA) × 3 (aspect ratio: 16:10) PA500U: 0.76"...
9. Appendix Model name PA600X/PA500X/PA550W/PA500U Input/output connectors Computer/ Video input Mini D-Sub 15-pin × 2, BNC connector × 5 Component Video output Mini D-Sub 15-pin × 1 Audio input Stereo mini jack × 3 Audio output Stereo mini jack × 1 (common for all signals) HDMI Video input HDMI...
9. Appendix Mounting the cable cover (sold separately) Mounting the separately sold cable cover on the projector allows you hide the cables for a cleaner appearance. CAUTION • After mounting the cable cover, be sure to fasten using the screws provided. If not, the cable cover could fall, damaging the cable cover and possibly resulting in injury.
9. Appendix Pin Assignments of D-Sub COMPUTER Input Connector Mini D-Sub 15 Pin Connector Pin No. RGB Signal (Analog) YCbCr Signal 11 12 13 14 15 Green or Sync on Green Blue Ground Signal Level Ground Video signal : 0.7Vp-p (Analog) Red Ground Cr Ground Sync signal : TTL level...
The lamp cover is not properly mounted. Mount it properly. (→ of 1) Page 161) Red (cycles Fan problem The cooling fan has stopped turning. Contact an NEC projector of 4) customer support center for repairs. Red (cycles Iris error The iris is not operating properly.
Flashing Red (cycles of 2) Temperature problem The temperature protector has been activated. If the room temperature is high, move the projector to a cool place. If the problem still persists, contact an NEC projector customer support center. Orange High surrounding temperature The surrounding temperature is high. Lower the room temperature.
9. Appendix Common Problems & Solutions (→ “Power/Status/Lamp Indicator” on page 214.) Problem Check These Items Does not turn on • Check that the power cord is plugged in and that the power button on the projector cabinet or the remote or shut down control is on� (→ pages 13, 14) • Ensure that the lamp cover is installed correctly. (→ page 161) • Check to see if the projector has overheated. If there is insufficient ventilation around the projector or if the room where you are presenting is particularly warm, move the projector to a cooler location� • Check to see if you continue to use the projector for another 100 hours after the lamp has reached the end of its life�...
9. Appendix Flicker appears on • Set [FAN MODE] to other than [HIGH ALTITUDE] mode when using the projector at altitudes approximately 5500 screen feet/1600 meters or lower� Using the projector at altitudes less than approximately 5500 feet/1600 meters and setting to [HIGH ALTITUDE] can cause the lamp to overcool, causing the image to flicker�...
“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.
9. Appendix PC Control Codes and Cable Connection PC Control Codes Function Code Data POWER ON POWER OFF INPUT SELECT COMPUTER 1 INPUT SELECT COMPUTER 2 INPUT SELECT COMPUTER 3 INPUT SELECT HDMI INPUT SELECT DisplayPort INPUT SELECT VIDEO INPUT SELECT S-VIDEO INPUT SELECT VIEWER INPUT SELECT NETWORK...
9. Appendix Troubleshooting Check List Before contacting your dealer or service personnel, check the following list to be sure repairs are needed also by referring to the “Troubleshooting” section in your user’s manual. This checklist below will help us solve your problem more efficiently.
Native resolution: Refresh rate: Video adapter: Other: Projector DVD player Video equipment VCR, DVD player, Video camera, Video game or other Signal cable NEC standard or other manufacturer’s cable? Manufacturer: Model number: Length: inch/m Model number: Distribution amplifier Model number: Switcher...
9. 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...