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Portable Projector
M361X/M311X/M271X/
M311W/M271W
User's Manual
The M361X and M271X are not distributed in North America.
Model No.
NP-M361X, NP-M311X, NP-M271X, NP-M311W, NP-M271W

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  • Page 1 Portable Projector M361X/M311X/M271X/ M311W/M271W User’s Manual The M361X and M271X are not distributed in North America. Model No. NP-M361X, NP-M311X, NP-M271X, NP-M311W, NP-M271W...
  • Page 2 (3) Great care has been taken in the preparation of this user’s manual; however, should you notice any questionable points, errors or omissions, please contact us. (4) Notwithstanding article (3), NEC will not be responsible for any claims on loss of profit or other matters deemed to result from using the Projector.
  • Page 3: Important Information

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

    The Federal Communications Commission does not allow any modifications or changes to the unit EXCEPT those specified by NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc. in this manual. Failure to comply with this government regu- lation could void your right to operate this equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 5 Important Information WARNING • Do not use any other object than the projector’s sliding lens cover to cover the lens while the projector is on. Doing so can cause the object to get extremely hot, and possibly resulting in a fire or damage due to the heat emitted from the light output.
  • Page 6: Remote Control Precautions

    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.
  • Page 7: Lamp Replacement

    Important Information Note for US Residents The lamp in this product contains mercury. Please dispose according to Local, State or Federal Laws. Lamp Replacement • Use the specified lamp for safety and performance. • To replace the lamp, follow all instructions provided on page 117. •...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Important Information ....................i 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: ....................2 About this user’s manual ..................3 ...
  • Page 9 Table of Contents  Preventing the Unauthorized Use of the Projector [SECURITY] ......... 29  Using the Computer Cable (VGA) to Operate the Projector (Virtual Remote Tool) ..32  Operating Your Computer’s Mouse Functions from the Projector’s Remote Control via the USB Cable (Remote Mouse Function) ............
  • Page 10 Table of Contents [WIRED LAN] ......................97 [WIRELESS LAN] ....................97 [VERSION] ......................98 [OTHERS] ......................98  Menu Descriptions & Functions [RESET] ..............99 Returning to Factory Default [RESET] ..............99 6. Installation and Connections ..............100 1 Setting Up the Screen and the Projector ..............100 Selecting a Location.....................
  • Page 11: Introduction

    (EU: 7N080022) For North America only Limited warranty For customers in Europe: You will find our current valid Guarantee Policy on our Web NEC Projector CD-ROM Site: User’s manual (PDF) and the utility www.nec-display-solutions.com software (7N951851) • Important Infomation (For North...
  • Page 12: Introduction To The Projector

    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 300 inches across (measured diagonally) from your PC or Mac computer (desktop or notebook), VCR, DVD player, or document camera.
  • Page 13: About This User's Manual

    Software programs (User Supportware) contained in the supplied CD-ROM The supplied NEC Projector includes four programs: Virtual Remote Tool, Image Express Utility Lite (for Windows/ Mac OS), PC Control Utility Pro 4 (for Windows)/5 (for Mac OS), and Viewer PPT Converter 3.0.
  • Page 14: Part Names Of The Projector

    1. Introduction  Part Names of the Projector Front/Top Controls Zoom Lever (→ page 20) (→ page 6) Focus Ring (→ page 20) Exhaust Vent Intake Vent / Filter Cover Heated air is exhausted from here. (→ page 114, 120) Lens Cover Adjustable Tilt Foot Lever Remote Sensor...
  • Page 15: Rear

    1. Introduction Rear Port Cover for Optional USB Lamp Cover (→ page 118) Wireless LAN Unit When using the optional USB Wireless LAN Unit, first remove the cover. (→ page 111) Monaural Speaker (10 W) Terminal Panel (→ page 7) Built-in Security Slot ( Rear Foot (→...
  • Page 16: Top Features

    1. Introduction Top Features (POWER) Button (→ page 15, 24) 2. POWER Indicator (→ page 14, 15, 24, 122) 3. STATUS Indicator (→ page 122) 4. LAMP Indicator (→ page 117, 122) 5. ECO Button (→ page 27) 6. SOURCE Button (→ page 17) 7.
  • Page 17: Terminal Panel Features

    1. Introduction Terminal Panel Features 13 12 1. COMPUTER 1 IN/ Component Input Connector (Mini D-Sub 15 Pin) (→ page 104, 108) 2. COMPUTER 1 AUDIO IN Mini Jack (Stereo Mini) (→ page 104, 107, 108) 3. COMPUTER 2 IN / Component Input Connector (Mini D-Sub 15 Pin) (→...
  • Page 18: Part Names Of The Remote Control

    1. Introduction  Part Names of the Remote Control 11. VIEWER Button (→ page 17, 61) 12. NETWORK Button (→ page 17) 13. USB DISPLAY Button (→ page 17) 14. ID SET Button (→ page 88) 15. Numeric Keypad Button/CLEAR Button (→...
  • Page 19: Battery Installation

    1. Introduction Battery Installation Press firmly and slide the battery Install new batteries (AAA). Ensure Slip the cover back over the bat- cover off. that you have the batteries’ polarity teries until it snaps into place. Do (+/−) aligned correctly. not mix different types of batteries or new and old batteries.
  • Page 20: Operating Environment For Software Included On Cd-Rom

    USB memory device is inserted into the projector. (→ page 67) NOTE: • Image Express Utility Lite does not support "Meeting Mode" in Image Express Utility 2.0 included with our other models. Download service For the update information about these software programs, visit our website: URL: http://www.nec-display.com/dl/en/index.html...
  • Page 21: Operating Environment

    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. [Windows] Supported OS Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Premium Windows 7 Professional Windows 7 Ultimate...
  • Page 22 1. Introduction [Mac] Supported OS Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7 Processor (CPU) Intel Core™ Duo processor 1.5 GHz or higher required ® Intel Core™ 2 Duo processor 1.6 GHz or higher recommended ® * PowerPC is not supported ® Memory 512 MB or higher required Network environment Wired or wireless LAN required that supports TCP/IP...
  • Page 23: Projecting An Image (Basic Operation)

    2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) This section describes how to turn on the projector and to project a picture onto the screen. 1 Flow of Projecting an Image Step 1 • Connecting your computer / Connecting the power cord (→ page 14) Step 2 •...
  • Page 24: Connecting Your Computer/Connecting The Power Cord

    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 “6. Installation and Connections” on page 104. Connect the computer cable (VGA) between the projector’s COMPUTER 1 IN connector and the computer’s port (mini D-Sub 15 Pin).
  • Page 25: Turning On The Projector

    2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation)  Turning on the Projector 1. Slide the lens cover to the left to uncover the lens. 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.
  • Page 26: Note On Startup Screen (Menu Language Select Screen)

    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 29 menu languages. To select a menu language, follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 27: Selecting A Source

    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.
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Picture Size And Position

    2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation)  Adjusting the Picture Size and Position Use the adjustable tilt foot, the zoom function or the focus ring to adjust the picture size and position. In this chapter drawings and cables are omitted for clarity. Adjusting the throw angle (the height of an image) Adjusting the left and right tilt of an image [Tilt foot] (→...
  • Page 29: Adjust The Tilt Foot

    2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Adjust the Tilt Foot 1. Lift the front edge of the projector. CAUTION: Do not try to touch the exhaust vent during Tilt Foot adjustment as it can become heated while the projector is turned on and after it is turned off.
  • Page 30: Zoom

    2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Zoom Use the ZOOM lever to adjust the image size on the screen. Zoom Lever Focus Use the FOCUS ring to obtain the best focus. Focus Ring...
  • Page 31: Correcting Keystone Distortion Manually

    2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation)  Correcting Keystone Distortion Manually If the screen is tilted vertically, keystone distortion becomes large. Automatic Keystone Correction function is turned on at the time of shipment. To correct keystone distortion manually, proceed with the following steps to correct keystone distortion.
  • Page 32: Adjusting With The Remote Control

    2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation) Adjusting with the remote control 1. Press the KEYSTONE button. The Keystone bar will be displayed. 2. Use the  or  button to correct the keystone distortion. Adjust so that the right and left sides are parallel. 3.
  • Page 33: Optimizing Computer Signal Automatically

    2. Projecting an Image (Basic Operation)  Optimizing Computer Signal Automatically Adjusting the Image Using Auto Adjust Optimizing a computer image automatically. (COMPUTER1/COMPUTER2) 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:...
  • Page 34: Turning Off The Projector

    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 confirmation message will be displayed. Power On Standby 2.
  • Page 35: After Use

    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.
  • Page 36: Convenient Features

    3. Convenient Features 1 Turning off the Image and Sound Press the AV-MUTE button to turn off the image and sound for a short period of time. Press again to restore the image and sound. The projector’s power-saving function will work 10 seconds after the im- age is turned off.
  • Page 37: Changing Eco Mode/Checking Energy-Saving Effect

    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. •...
  • Page 38: Checking Energy-Saving Effect [Carbon Meter]

    3. Convenient Features NOTE: • The [ECO MODE] can be changed by using the menu. Select [SETUP] → [GENERAL] → [ECO MODE]. • The lamp life remaining and lamp hours used can be checked in [USAGE TIME]. Select [INFO.] →[USAGE TIME]. •...
  • Page 39: Preventing The Unauthorized Use Of The Projector [Security]

    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.
  • Page 40 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.
  • Page 41 3. Convenient Features To disable the SECURITY function: 1. Press the MENU button. The menu will be displayed. 2. Select [SETUP] → [INSTALLATION] → [SECURITY] and press the ENTER button. The OFF/ON menu will be displayed. 3. Select [OFF] and press the ENTER button. The SECURITY KEYWORD screen will be displayed.
  • Page 42: Using The Computer Cable (Vga) To Operate The Projector (Virtual Remote Tool)

     Using the Computer Cable (VGA) to Operate the Projector (Virtual Remote Tool) Using the utility software “Virtual Remote Tool” included on the companion NEC Projector CD-ROM, Virtual Remote screen (or toolbar) can be displayed on your computer screen. This will help you perform operations such as projector’s power on or off and signal selection via the computer cable (VGA), serial cable, or LAN connection.
  • Page 43 Windows XP). • Exit all running programs before installing Virtual Remote Tool. If another program is running, the installation may not be com- pleted. 1 Insert the accompanying NEC Projector CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The menu window will be displayed.
  • Page 44 3. Convenient Features TIP: If the menu window will not be displayed, try the following procedure. For Windows 7 1. Click “start” on Windows. 2. Click “All Programs” → “Accessories” → “Run”. 3. Type your CD-ROM drive name (example: “Q:\”) and “LAUNCHER.EXE” in “Name”. (example: Q:\ LAUNCHER.EXE) 4.
  • Page 45 3. Convenient Features TIP: Uninstalling Virtual Remote Tool Preparation: Exit Virtual Remote Tool before uninstalling. To uninstall Virtual Remote Tool, the Windows user account must have “Administrator” privilege (Windows 7 and Windows Vista) or “Computer Administrator” privilege (Windows XP). • For Windows 7/Windows Vista 1 Click “Start”...
  • Page 46 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.
  • Page 47 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.
  • Page 48: Operating Your Computer's Mouse Functions From The Projector's Remote Control

    3. Convenient Features  Operating Your Computer’s Mouse Functions from the Projector’s Remote Control via the USB Cable (Remote Mouse Function) The built-in remote mouse function enables you to operate your computer’s mouse functions from the supplied remote control when the projector is connected to a computer via a commercially available USB cable (compatible with USB 2.0 specifications).
  • Page 49: (Usb Display)

    • To make USB DISPLAY available on Windows XP, the Windows user account must have “Administrator” privilege. • USB Display uses functions of Image Express Utility Lite contained on NEC Projector CD-ROM (→ page 52). Starting USB Display, however, will not install Image Express Utility Lite on your computer. This is because USB Display executes the projector’s program only.
  • Page 50 3. Convenient Features 5. Operate the control window. (Source) ����� Selects an input source of the projector� (Picture) ���� Turns on or off AV-MUTE (Picture mute), and turns on or off FREEZE (Freeze a picture)� (Sound) ����� Turns on or off AV-MUTE (Sound mute), play the sound and turns up or down the volume� (Others) �����...
  • Page 51: Controlling The Projector By Using An Http Browser

    • 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 contained on the supplied NEC Projector CD-ROM. TIP: The factory setting IP address is [DHCP ON]. NOTE: •...
  • Page 52: Handling Of The Address For Operation Via A Browser

    IP address of the projector has been set in the “HOSTS” file of the computer being used. Example 1: When the host name of the projector has been set to “pj.nec.co.jp”, access is gained to the network setting by specifying http://pj.nec.co.jp/index.html...
  • Page 53 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 ...
  • Page 54: Network Settings

    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.
  • Page 55 3. Convenient Features NETWORK TYPE Select communication method when using wireless LAN. INFRASTRUCTURE: Select this option when communicating with one or more equip- ment connected to the wireless LAN network via a wireless access point. AD HOC: Select this option when using the wireless LAN to directly communicate with a computer in peer-to-peer mode.
  • Page 56 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.
  • Page 57 3. Convenient Features • ROOMVIEW for managing from the computer. DISABLE Disables ROOMVIEW. ENABLE Enables ROOMVIEW. • CRESTRON CONTROL for managing from the controller. DISABLE Disables CRESTRON CONTROL. ENABLE Enables CRESTRON CONTROL. IP ADDRESS Set your IP address of CRESTRON SERVER. IP ID Set your IP ID of CRESTRON SERVER.
  • Page 58: Controlling The Projector Over A Lan (Pc Control Utility Pro 4/Pro 5)

     Controlling the Projector over a LAN (PC Control Utility Pro 4/ Pro 5) Using the utility software “PC Control Utility Pro 4” and “PC Control Utility Pro 5” included on the companion NEC Projector CD-ROM, the projector can be controlled from a computer over a LAN.
  • Page 59 3. Convenient Features TIP: If the menu window will not be displayed, try the following procedure. For Windows 7: 1. Click “start” on Windows. 2. Click “All Programs” → “Accessories” → “Run”. 3. Type your CD-ROM drive name (example: “Q:\”) and “LAUNCHER.EXE” in “Name”. (example: Q:\ LAUNCHER.EXE) 4.
  • Page 60 Wireless LAN (Optional: NP02LM series)” (→ page 111) and “9. Controlling the Projector by Using an HTTP Browser” (→ page 41) Step 3: Start PC Control Utility Pro 4 Click “Start” → “All programs” or “Programs” → “NEC Projector User Supportware” → “PC Control Utility Pro 4” → “PC Control Utility Pro 4”. NOTE: •...
  • Page 61 Using on Mac OS Step 1: Install PC Control Utility Pro 5 on the computer 1. Insert the accompanying NEC Projector CD-ROM in your Mac CD-ROM drive. The CD-ROM icon will be displayed on the desktop. 2. Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
  • Page 62: Projecting Your Computer's Screen Image From The Projector Over A Lan

    Projector over a LAN (Image Express Utility Lite) Using Image Express Utility Lite contained on the supplied NEC Projector CD-ROM allows you to send the computer’s screen image to the projector over a USB cable or a wired or wireless LAN.
  • Page 63 HTTP Browser” (→ page 41) Step 3: Start Image Express Utility Lite. 1. On Windows, click “Start” → “All programs” → “NEC Projector UserSupportware” → “Image Express Utility Lite” → “Image Express Utility Lite”. Image Express Utility Lite will start.
  • Page 64 The Help screen will be displayed. • Displaying the help file using the Start Menu. Click “Start” → “All programs” or “Programs” → “NEC Projector User Supportware” → “Image Express Utility Lite” → “Image Express Utility Lite Help”. The Help screen will be displayed.
  • Page 65: Starting Image Express Utility Lite From A Usb Memory Or Sd Card

    1. Copy Image Express Utility Lite to removable media. Copy all the folders and files (total size approx. 6MB) from the “IEU_Lite (removable-media)” folder in the supplied NEC Projector CD-ROM to the root directory of your removable media. 2. Insert your removable media into your computer.
  • Page 66 Using on Mac OS Step 1: Install Image Express Utility Lite for Mac OS on the computer 1. Insert the accompanying NEC Projector CD-ROM in your Mac CD-ROM drive. The CD-ROM icon will be displayed on the desktop. 2. Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
  • Page 67: Projecting An Image From An Angle

    3. Convenient Features  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 •...
  • Page 68 3. Convenient Features 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.
  • Page 69: Using The Viewer

    4. Using the Viewer ❶ What you can do with the Viewer The Viewer has the following features. • When a commercially available USB memory that stores image files is inserted into the USB port (Type A) of the projector, the Viewer allows you to view the image files on the USB memory. Even if no computer is available, presentations can be conducted simply with the projector.
  • Page 70 4. Using the Viewer NOTE • The USB port of the projector does not support USB hub. • The following operations by using the buttons on the projector are not possible when the VIEWER screen such as the slide screen and the thumbnail screen is displayed.
  • Page 71: ❷ Projecting Images Stored In A Usb Memory Device

    4. Using the Viewer ❷ 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 (→ page 65) is set to the factory de- fault.
  • Page 72 4. Using the Viewer 4. Press the ENTER button. The thumbnail screen will be displayed. (→ page 64) 5. Use the ▲▼◀ or ▶ button to select an icon. • The → (arrow) symbol on the right indicates there are more pages.
  • Page 73: Exiting The Viewer

    4. Using the Viewer Removing the USB memory from the projector 1. Select the VIEWER start screen. Press the EXIT button with no menu displayed. 2. Remove the USB memory from the projector. Make sure that the LED on the USB memory is not flashing before removing the USB memory.
  • Page 74 4. Using the Viewer Parts of each screen The Viewer has four screens. (1) Viewer start screen (3) Thumbnail screen (9) Slide screen/ (11) Slideshow screen (10) (12) Name Description (1) Viewer start screen This screen will be displayed first when you select the Viewer. (2) USB icon This icon indicates that the USB memory is inserted into the projector.
  • Page 75: Using The Toolbar

    4. Using the Viewer Using the toolbar 1. Press the MENU button. The toolbar will be displayed. The SOURCE screen will be displayed as Viewer connection screen. 2. Use the ◀ or ▶ button to select an item and use the ▲ or ▼ button to select its available option. When the cursor is placed, the selected item will be changed to yellow.
  • Page 76 4. Using the Viewer Slide toolbar Menu Options Description (1) Display Closes the menu and switches to the slide screen. Closes the menu and displays the thumbnail screen. Closes the menu and starts the slideshow from the highlighted item. (2) Image Closes the menu and displays the image in its actual size.
  • Page 77: Converting Powerpoint Files To Slides (Viewer Ppt Converter 3.0)

     Converting PowerPoint files to Slides (Viewer PPT Converter 3.0) Using Viewer PPT Converter 3.0 contained on the supplied NEC Projector CD-ROM allows you to convert Power- Point files into JPEG files. Converted JPEG files can be saved to a USB memory. When the USB memory inserted into the projector, these JPEG files can be displayed with the viewer function of the projector without connecting a computer.
  • Page 78 When Viewer PPT Converter 3.0 has been installed, once start Viewer PPT Converter 3.0 once with the privilege used for installation. Then exit from Viewer PPT Converter 3.0 without doing anything. • Starting Click Window’s [Start] → [All Programs] → [NEC Projector User Supportware] → [Viewer PPT Converter 3.0] → [Viewer PPT Converter 3.0], in that order. NOTE: When installing Viewer PPT Converter 3.0 onto a personal computer that has PowerPoint installed, Viewer PPT Converter 3.0 is...
  • Page 79 Converting PowerPoint files and saving them to a USB memory 1. Insert the USB memory into the USB port of the computer. 2. On Windows, click “Start” → “All programs” → “NEC Projector UserSupportware” → “Viewer PPT Converter 3.0” → “Viewer PPT Converter 3.0”.
  • Page 80: Using On-Screen Menu

    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, , ...
  • Page 81: Menu Elements

    5. Using On-Screen Menu  Menu Elements Slide bar Solid triangle Available buttons Source 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�...
  • Page 82: List Of Menu Items

    5. Using On-Screen Menu  List of Menu Items Some menu items are not available depending on the input source. Menu Item Default Options COMPUTER1 COMPUTER2 HDMI VIDEO SOURCE S-VIDEO VIEWER NETWORK USB DISPLAY PRESET 1–7 GENERAL HIGH-BRIGHT, PRESENTATION, VIDEO, MOVIE, GRAPHIC, REFERENCE sRGB, DICOM SIM.
  • Page 83 5. Using On-Screen Menu Menu Item Default Options COLOR SELECT COLOR COLOR, MONOCHROME SOURCE DISPLAY OFF, ON ID DISPLAY OFF, ON ECO MESSAGE OFF, ON DISPLAY TIME AUTO 45 SEC MANUAL, AUTO 5 SEC, AUTO 15 SEC, AUTO 45 SEC MENU BACKGROUND BLUE...
  • Page 84 5. Using On-Screen Menu Menu Item Default Options IP ADDRESS SUBNET MASK GATEWAY MAC ADDRESS WIRELESS LAN SSID NETWORK TYPE WEP/WPA CHANNEL INFO. SIGNAL LEVEL FIRMWARE VERSION DATA PROJECTOR NAME MODEL NO. SERIAL NUMBER OTHERS LAN UNIT TYPE CONTROL ID (when [CONTROL ID] is set) CURRENT SIGNAL ALL DATA...
  • Page 85: Menu Descriptions & Functions [Source]

    5. Using On-Screen Menu  Menu Descriptions & Functions [SOURCE] COMPUTER 1 and 2 Selects the computer connected to your COMPUTER 1 or COMPUTER 2 input connector signal. NOTE: When the component input signal is connected to the COMPUTER 1 IN or COMPUTER 2 IN connector, select [COMPUTER 1] or [COMPUTER 2] respectively.
  • Page 86: Menu Descriptions & Functions [Adjust]

    5. Using On-Screen Menu  Menu Descriptions & Functions [ADJUST] [PICTURE] [PRESET] This function allows you to select optimized settings for your projected image. You can adjust neutral tint for yellow, cyan or magenta. There are seven factory presets optimized for various types of images. You can also use [DETAIL SETTINGS] to set user adjustable settings to customize each gamma or color.
  • Page 87 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].
  • Page 88 5. Using On-Screen Menu Enhancing the Color [COLOR ENHANCEMENT] This function allows you to enhance the color of image. OFF ������������������������ Does not enhance the color ON ������������������������� Enhances the color� NOTE: This function is available only when [PRESENTATION] is selected [REFERENCE]. Adjusting White Balance [WHITE BALANCE] This allows you to adjust the white balance.
  • Page 89: [Image Options]

    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�...
  • Page 90 5. Using On-Screen Menu Adjusting Horizontal/Vertical Position [HORIZONTAL/VERTICAL] Adjusts the image location horizontally and vertically. NOTE: The [HORIZONTAL] and [VERTICAL] items are not available for VIDEO, S-VIDEO, HDMI, VIEWER, NETWORK, and USB DISPLAY. - An image can be distorted during the adjustment of [CLOCK] and [PHASE]. This is not malfunction. - The adjustments for [CLOCK], [PHASE], [HORIZONTAL], and [VERTICAL] will be stored in memory for the current signal.
  • Page 91 5. Using On-Screen Menu Selecting Aspect Ratio [ASPECT RATIO] The term “aspect ratio” refers to the ratio of width to height of a projected image. The projector automatically determines the incoming signal and displays it in its appropriate aspect ratio. •...
  • Page 92 5. Using On-Screen Menu Sample image when the appropriate aspect ratio is automatically determined M361X/M311X/M271X [Computer signal] Aspect ratio of incoming signal 16:9 15:9 16:10 Sample image when the appro- priate aspect ratio is automati- cally determined [Video signal] Aspect ratio of incoming signal Letterbox Squeeze Sample image when the as-...
  • Page 93: Menu Descriptions & Functions [Setup]

    5. Using On-Screen Menu  Menu Descriptions & Functions [SETUP] [GENERAL] Enabling Auto Keystone [AUTO KEYSTONE] This feature allows the projector to detect its tilt and correct vertical distortion automatically. To turn on the AUTO KEYSTONE feature, select [ON]. To adjust the KEYSTONE feature manually, select [OFF]. NOTE: The [AUTO KEYSTONE] function is not available when an orientation type such as [CEILING REAR], [DESKTOP REAR], [CEILING FRONT] other than [DESKTOP/FRONT] is selected for [ORIENTATION].
  • Page 94 5. Using On-Screen Menu Using the Wall Color Correction [WALL COLOR] This function allows for quick adaptive color correction in applications where the screen material is not white. NOTE: Selecting [WHITEBOARD] reduces lamp brightness. Setting Eco Mode [ECO MODE] The ECO MODE increases lamp life, while lowering power consumption and cutting down on CO emissions.
  • Page 95: [Menu]

    5. Using On-Screen Menu Setting Closed Caption [CLOSED CAPTION] This option sets several closed caption modes that allow text to be superimposed on the projected image of Video or S-Video. OFF ������������������������ This exits the closed caption mode� CAPTION 1-4 ��������� Text is superimposed� TEXT 1-4 ����������������...
  • Page 96 5. Using On-Screen Menu Turning ON/OFF Control ID [ID DISPLAY] ID DISPLAY ����������� This option turns on or off the ID number which is displayed when the ID SET button on the remote control is pressed� Turning On / Off Eco Message [ECO MESSAGE] This option turns on or off the following messages when the projector is turned on.
  • Page 97: [Installation]

    5. Using On-Screen Menu [INSTALLATION] Selecting Projector Orientation [ORIENTATION] This reorients your image for your type of projection. The options are: desktop front projection, ceiling rear projection, desktop rear projection, and ceiling front projection. DESKTOP FRONT CEILING REAR DESKTOP REAR CEILING FRONT Disabling the Cabinet Buttons [CONTROL PANEL LOCK] This option turns on or off the CONTROL PANEL LOCK function.
  • Page 98 5. Using On-Screen Menu Selecting Communication Speed [COMMUNICATION SPEED] This feature sets the baud rate of the PC Control port (D-Sub 9P). It supports data rates from 4800 to 38400 bps. The default is 38400 bps. Select the appropriate baud rate for your equipment to be connected (depending on the equip- ment, a lower baud rate may be recommended for long cable runs).
  • Page 99: [Options(1)]

    5. Using On-Screen Menu Using Test Pattern [TEST PATTERN] Displays the test pattern to check for image distortion at the time of the projector setup. Press the ENTER button to display the test pattern; press the EXIT button to close the test pattern and return to the menu. Menu operation and keystone correction are not possible when the test pattern is displayed.
  • Page 100 5. Using On-Screen Menu Selecting Signal Format [SIGNAL SELECT] [COMPUTER1], [COMPUTER2] Allows you to choose [COMPUTER1], or [COMPUTER2] for an RGB source such as a computer, or [COMPONENT] for a component video source such as a DVD player. Normally select [RGB/COMPONENT] and the projector auto- matically detects a component signal.
  • Page 101: [Options(2)]

    5. Using On-Screen Menu [OPTIONS(2)] Selecting Power-saving in [STANDBY MODE] The projector has two standby modes: [NORMAL] and [POWER-SAVING]. 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 ����������������...
  • Page 102 5. Using On-Screen Menu Turning On the Projector By Applying Computer Signal [AUTO POWER ON(COMP1)] When the projector is in Standby mode, applying a computer signal from a computer connected to the COMPUTER1 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.
  • Page 103: Setting Up The Projector For A Wired Lan Connection [Wired Lan]

    5. Using On-Screen Menu Setting up the Projector for a Wired LAN Connection [WIRED LAN] Important • Consult with your network administrator about these settings. • When using a wired LAN connection, connect a LAN cable (Ethernet cable) to the LAN port (RJ-45) of the projec- tor.
  • Page 104: Setting Up The Projector For A Wireless Lan Connection (With The Optional Usb Wireless Lan Unit Equipped) [Wirless Lan]

    [EASY CONNECTION] Select [EASY CONNECTION] to execute a wireless LAN easily using Image Express Utility Lite on the supplied NEC Projector CD-ROM. [PROFILE 1] Up to two settings for the USB wireless LAN unit can be stored in memory of the projector. (→ page 44)
  • Page 105 Express Utility Lite and connecting the PC and projector via a wireless LAN. The Image Express Utility Lite is contained on the supplied NEC Projector CD-ROM. To use [EASY CONNECTION], access the HTTP server function to display the web browser (→ page 41) and select [NETWORK SETTINGS] →...
  • Page 106: Menu Descriptions & Functions [Info.]

    5. Using On-Screen Menu  Menu Descriptions & Functions [INFO.] Displays the status of the current signal and lamp usage. This item has six 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)
  • Page 107: [Source]

    5. Using On-Screen Menu [SOURCE] [SOURCE NAME] [SOURCE INDEX] [HORIZONTAL FREQUENCY] [VERTICAL FREQUENCY] [SIGNAL TYPE] [VIDEO TYPE] [SYNC TYPE] [SYNC POLARITY] [SCAN TYPE] [WIRED LAN] [IP ADDRESS] [SUBNET MASK] [GATEWAY] [MAC ADDRESS] [WIRELESS LAN] [IP ADDRESS] [SUBNET MASK] [GATEWAY] [MAC ADDRESS] [SSID] [NETWORK TYPE] [WEP/WPA]...
  • Page 108: [Version]

    5. Using On-Screen Menu [VERSION] [FIRMWARE] Version [DATA] Version [OTHERS] [PROJECTOR NAME] [MODEL NO.] [SERIAL NUMBER] [LAN UNIT TYPE] [CONTROL ID] (when [CONTROL ID] is set)
  • Page 109: Menu Descriptions & Functions [Reset]

    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].
  • Page 110: Installation And Connections

    6. Installation and Connections This section describes how to set up your projector and how to connect video and audio sources. Your projector is simple to set up and use. But before you get started, you must first: z Set up a screen and the projector. x Connect your computer or video equip- ment to the projector.
  • Page 111 6. Installation and Connections [M311W/M271W] The further your projector is from the screen or wall, the larger the image. The minimum size the image can be is approximately 25" (0.64 m) measured diagonally when the projector is roughly 37 inches (0.9 m) from the wall or screen.
  • Page 112: Throw Distance And Screen Size

    6. Installation and Connections Throw Distance and Screen Size The following shows the proper relative positions of the projector and screen. Refer to the table to determine the position of installation. Distance Chart B = Vertical distance between lens center and screen center C = Throw distance D = Vertical distance between lens center and...
  • Page 113 Contact your NEC dealer if you need a mirror * Do not attempt to install the projector yourself. system. If you’re using a mirror system and your image is inverted, use the MENU and ...
  • Page 114: Making Connections

    Usually, the combination of the “Fn” key along with one of the 12 function keys gets the external display to come on or off. For example, NEC laptops use Fn + F3, while Dell laptops use Fn + F8 key combinations to toggle through external display selections.
  • Page 115 USB DISPLAY (USB DISPLAY) NOTE: The projector is not compatible with video decoded outputs of the NEC ISS-6020 switcher. NOTE: An image may not be displayed correctly when a Video or S-Video source is played back via a commercially available scan converter.
  • Page 116: Connecting An External Monitor

    6. Installation and Connections Connecting an External Monitor AUDIO OUT MONITOR OUT (COMP. 1) Stereo mini-plug audio cable Computer cable (VGA) (not supplied) (not supplied) Com- puter cable (VGA) (supplied) AUDIO PHONE You can connect a separate, external monitor to your projector to simultaneously view on a monitor the computer analog image you’re projecting.
  • Page 117: Connecting Your Dvd Player Or Other Av Equipment

    6. Installation and Connections Connecting Your DVD Player or Other AV Equipment Connecting Video/S-Video Input VIDEO IN S-VIDEO IN AUDIO IN S-Video cable (not supplied) Video cable (not supplied) Audio cable (not supplied) Audio equipment S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO IN VIDEO OUT AUDIO OUT Audio cable (not supplied) •...
  • Page 118: Connecting Component Input

    6. Installation and Connections Connecting Component Input COMPUTER 1 IN AUDIO IN 15-pin - to - RCA (fe- Stereo mini plug - to - RCA audio male) × 3 cable adapter cable (not supplied) (ADP-CV1E) Audio Equipment Component video RCA × 3 AUDIO IN cable (not supplied) DVD player...
  • Page 119: Connecting Hdmi Input

    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 IN HDMI HDMI cable (not supplied)
  • Page 120: Connecting To A Wired Lan

    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 [SETUP] → [WIRED LAN]. (→...
  • Page 121: Connecting To A Wireless Lan (Optional: Np02Lm Series)

    6. Installation and Connections Connecting to a Wireless LAN (Optional: NP02LM series) The USB Wireless LAN Unit also provides a wireless LAN connection. To use a wireless LAN connection, you are required to assign an IP address to the projector. Important: •...
  • Page 122 6. Installation and Connections Prepare a Phillips screw driver beforehand. 1. Press the POWER button to turn off the projector and set it into standby condition, and disconnect the power cord. 2. Remove the USB (LAN) port cover. Loosen the screw securing the port cover. •...
  • Page 123 6. Installation and Connections Example of wireless LAN connection (Network Type → Infrastructure) PC with wireless PC with built-in wireless LAN card inserted LAN function USB Wireless LAN Unit Wireless access point Wired LAN Use the HTTP server function to make the settings. (→ page 41) Example of wireless LAN connection (Network Type →...
  • Page 124: Maintenance

    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.
  • Page 125 7. Maintenance 4. Remove dust from the filter unit and the filter cover. Clean both outside and inside. 5. Attach the four filters to the filter unit and the filter cover. Coarse-texture sponge Filter unit: Attach two coarse-texture sponge filters (large and small) to the filter unit.
  • Page 126: Cleaning The Lens

    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. •...
  • Page 127: Replacing The Lamp And The Filters

    Do not touch them as the pieces of glass may cause injury. If this happens, contact your NEC dealer for lamp replacement.
  • Page 128 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)Push and slide the lamp cover off. 2. Remove the lamp housing. (1)Loosen the two screws securing the lamp housing until the phillips screwdriver goes into a freewheeling condi- tion.
  • Page 129 7. Maintenance 3. Install a new lamp housing. (1)Insert a new lamp housing until the lamp housing is plugged into the socket. (2)Push the top center of the lamp housing to secure it. (3)Secure it in place with the two screws. •...
  • Page 130 7. Maintenance To replace the filters: Four filters are made of non-woven white material, packaged with the replacement lamp. Honeycomb hard filter: Large and small sizes (attached to the filter unit) Accordion soft filter: Large and small sizes (attached to the filter cover) NOTE: •...
  • Page 131 7. Maintenance 3. Replace the four (4) filters 1. Remove the dark sponge filter, and then clean the filter unit and the filter cover. 2. Attach new, non-woven white material filters. Filter unit: Attach two honeycomb hard filters to the filter unit. Filter cover: Attach two accordion soft filters to the filter cover.
  • Page 132: Appendix

    8. Appendix 1 Troubleshooting This section helps you resolve problems you may encounter while setting up or using the projector. Indicator Messages Power Indicator Indicator Condition Projector Condition Note The main power is off – Blinking light Blue 0�5 sec On, The projector is getting ready to turn on�...
  • Page 133: Common Problems & Solutions

    8. Appendix Common Problems & Solutions (→ “Power/Status/Lamp Indicator” on page 122.) 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 control or shut down is on�...
  • Page 134: If There Is No Picture, Or The Picture Is Not Displayed Correctly

    “Fn” key along with one of the 12 function keys gets the external display to come on or off. For example, NEC laptops use Fn + F3, while Dell laptops use Fn + F8 key combinations to toggle through external display selections.
  • Page 135: Specifications

    8. Appendix  Specifications This section provides technical information about projector’s performance. Optical Model Number NP-M361X NP-M311X NP-M271X NP-M311W NP-M271W LCD Panel 0.63 inch LCD with Micro Lens Array 0.63 inch LCD (As- 0.59 inch LCD with Micro Lens Array (Aspect Ratio 4:3) pect Ratio 4:3) (Aspect Ratio 16:10)
  • Page 136 Meets Low Voltage Directive (EN60950-1, TÜV GS Approved) For additional information visit: US : http://www.necdisplay.com/ Europe : http://www.nec-display-solutions.com/ Global : http://www.nec-display.com/global/index.html For information on our optional accessories, visit our website or see our brochure. The specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 137: Cabinet Dimensions

    8. Appendix  Cabinet Dimensions Unit: mm (inch) 99 (3.9) 339 (13.4) 100 (3.9) Lens center Lens center 175 (6.9) Holes for ceiling mount 200 (7.9)
  • Page 138: Pin Assignments Of D-Sub Computer Input Connector

    8. 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 Ground Signal Level Red Ground Cr Ground Video signal : 0.7Vp-p (Analog) Green Ground Y Ground...
  • Page 139: Compatible Input Signal List

    8. Appendix  Compatible Input Signal List Analog RGB HDMI Resolution Refresh Rate Resolution Refresh Rate Signal Aspect Ratio Signal Aspect Ratio ( dots ) ( Hz ) ( dots ) ( Hz ) 640 × 60/72/75/85/ 640 × iMac SVGA 800 ×...
  • Page 140: Pc Control Codes And Cable Connection

    8. 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 HDMI INPUT SELECT VIDEO INPUT SELECT S-VIDEO INPUT SELECT VIEWER INPUT SELECT NETWORK INPUT SELECT USB DISPLAY PICTURE MUTE ON PICTURE MUTE OFF...
  • Page 141: Troubleshooting Check List

    8. 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.
  • Page 142 Refresh rate: Video adapter: Other: Projector DVD player Video equipment VCR, DVD player, Video camera, Video game or other Signal cable Manufacturer: NEC standard or other manufacturer’s cable? Model number: Length: inch/m Model number: Distribution amplifier Model number: Switcher Model number:...
  • Page 143: Tco Certification

    (on the bottom of the product). To see a list of our TCO certified projectors and their TCO Certification (in English only), visit our website at http://www.nec-display.com/ap/en_projector/tco/index.html The TCO certification, designed by TCO Development, is an international environmental and ergonomics standard for IT equipment.
  • Page 144: Register Your Projector

    Visit our web site at www.necdisplay.com, click on support center/register product and submit your completed form online. Upon receipt, we will send a confirmation letter with all the details you will need to take advantage of fast, reliable warranty and service programs from the industry leader, NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.
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